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Examining the relationship between social media analytics practices and business performance in the Indian retail industry: The mediating role of customer engagement (2020)
Journal Article
Garg, P., Gupta, B., Dzever, S., Sivarajah, U., & Kumar, V. (in press). Examining the relationship between social media analytics practices and business performance in the Indian retail industry: The mediating role of customer engagement. International Journal of Information Management,

Social media analytics (SMA) is a dynamic field which has received considerable attention from both academics and management practitioners alike. A significant number of the scholarly research currently being conducted in SMA, however, is conceptual.... Read More about Examining the relationship between social media analytics practices and business performance in the Indian retail industry: The mediating role of customer engagement.

Limited evidence for servitization in UK publishing: An empirical analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Kharlamov, A., & Parry, G. (in press). Limited evidence for servitization in UK publishing: An empirical analysis. International Journal of Business Environment,

Servitization is a strategic transition of firms towards the creation of additional value through services. In this study we adopt a data-driven approach and assume that company activity descriptions are representative of their activity and partly re... Read More about Limited evidence for servitization in UK publishing: An empirical analysis.

The impact of culture of quality (COQ) on the organizational performance (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Han, Y., Kumar, V., Tuyết Trương, N., & Ngoc Hoang, N. Y. (2019). The impact of culture of quality (COQ) on the organizational performance. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019

Culture of Quality (COQ) is regarded as an important component of TQM however this is a relatively new theme, compared to other concepts in the quality management domain. However, literature resources on this topic are relatively scarce and there is... Read More about The impact of culture of quality (COQ) on the organizational performance.

Lean Readiness Level of the Azerbaijan Construction Industry (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Aghayev, H., Arturo, J., Nadeem, S. P., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L., & González-Aleu, F. (in press). Lean Readiness Level of the Azerbaijan Construction Industry

This paper identifies and measures the Lean readiness of the Azerbaijan construction industry. A survey questionnaire was utilised to evaluate the Lean readiness of this industry by measuring its quality practices and to test three hypotheses. The Le... Read More about Lean Readiness Level of the Azerbaijan Construction Industry.

Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration (2019)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Jabarzadeh, Y., Jeihooni, P., & Arturo Garza-Reyes, J. (in press). Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration. Supply Chain Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-05-2019-0209

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of operations strategy (cost, quality, flexibility, and delivery) and supply chain integration on innovation performance under influence of learning orientation. Design/Methodology/approac... Read More about Learning orientation and innovation performance: The mediating role of operations strategy and supply chain integration.

A Multi-Objective Linear Optimization Model for Designing Sustainable Closed-Loop Agricultural Supply Chain (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Kumar, V., Reyhani, H., Jabarzadeh, Y., Ghaffarinasab,, N., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (in press). A Multi-Objective Linear Optimization Model for Designing Sustainable Closed-Loop Agricultural Supply Chain

Demand for agricultural products will grow by nearly 70 percent in 2050 and high volume of chemical pesticides and agricultural fertilizers along with considerable waste in this sector induces serious environmental concerns. Hence it is not a priorit... Read More about A Multi-Objective Linear Optimization Model for Designing Sustainable Closed-Loop Agricultural Supply Chain.

Liminality in narratives of integration: Articulation of digital ethnicity in social media use by migrants to Sweden (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Mitra, A., Evansluong, Q., & Diedrich, A. (2019, November). Liminality in narratives of integration: Articulation of digital ethnicity in social media use by migrants to Sweden. Paper presented at Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies - OMICS Conference, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Given challenging conditions in different parts of the world, it is no wonder that people undertake journeys to regions where they may feel secure, seek refuge, be able to acquire a livelihood, as well as carry on a type of living. Migration is there... Read More about Liminality in narratives of integration: Articulation of digital ethnicity in social media use by migrants to Sweden.

Supply Chain 4.0: concepts, maturity and research agenda (2019)
Journal Article
Frederico, G. F., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Anosike, A., & Kumar, V. (in press). Supply Chain 4.0: concepts, maturity and research agenda. Supply Chain Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-09-2018-0339

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Industry 4.0 is one of the most emergent research topics attracting significant interest by researchers as well as practitioners. Many articles have been published with regards Industry 4.0; however, there... Read More about Supply Chain 4.0: concepts, maturity and research agenda.

Influence of Big Data in managing cyber assets (2019)
Journal Article
Mitra, A., & Munir, K. (2019). Influence of Big Data in managing cyber assets. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 9(4), 503-514. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-07-2018-0098

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Today, Big Data plays an imperative role in the creation, maintenance and loss of cyber assets of organisations. Research in connection to Big Data and cyber asset management is embryonic. Using evidence,... Read More about Influence of Big Data in managing cyber assets.

An Investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Zwiegelaar, J., & Kumar, V. (in press). An Investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms. Journal of Small Business Management,

To understand the context for firms being created in the manufacturing space we explore the factors affecting performance by applying Gartners’ (2004) overarching theoretical framework. We investigate the phenomenon of nascent entrepreneurship from a... Read More about An Investigation of the performance of nascent manufacturing firms.

Investigating the motivators, barriers and enablers associated with the implementation of sustainable supply chain in Saudi manufacturing industry (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Aljoghaiman, A., Saad, M., & Kumar, V. (2019, July). Investigating the motivators, barriers and enablers associated with the implementation of sustainable supply chain in Saudi manufacturing industry. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) can play a significant role in improving company sustainability performance by addressing the social, environmental and economic issues in the supply chain, including suppliers, in-house operations, distribu... Read More about Investigating the motivators, barriers and enablers associated with the implementation of sustainable supply chain in Saudi manufacturing industry.

Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Rocha-Lona, L., Cuevas-Zuñiga, I. Y., Soto-Flores, M. D. R., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (2019, July). Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic

There is little research documenting the use of clean technologies (CT) in Agribusiness in Mexico. In this regard, the objective of this article is to provide an in-depth literature review that can cover this gap and help decision-makers and investor... Read More about Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review.

Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Deesrisak, N., Garza-Reyes, J., Nadeem, S., Kumar, N., Kumar, V., González-Aleu, F., & Villarreal, B. (2019, July). Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Lean has benefited industries, however, the research regarding its implementation in the transportation sector is limited. Therefore, there is huge potential for the implementation of Lean in the transportation sector. With the growing population and... Read More about Transport operations optimisation through lean implementation – A case study.

Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country – A study of Southern Vietnam (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Phan, H., Kumar, V., Saad, M., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Nadeem, S. P. (2019, July). Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country – A study of Southern Vietnam. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Over the last decade, measuring sustainability performance has been increasingly important. So far, research about the subject matter has been mostly conducted in developed nations, and for large corporations but SMEs in developing countries has rece... Read More about Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country – A study of Southern Vietnam.

Categorization of supply chain sustainability risks in SMEs: A preliminary evidence from a developing country (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sutrisno, A., Kumar, V., Handayani, D., Arief, R., Virdhian, S., & Punuhsingon, C. (2019, July). Categorization of supply chain sustainability risks in SMEs: A preliminary evidence from a developing country. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are an important contributor to the global economic growth. Nevertheless, owing to their lack of managerial capability to manage the impact of business uncertainty, they are prone to business failures. To prevent t... Read More about Categorization of supply chain sustainability risks in SMEs: A preliminary evidence from a developing country.

The impact of learning orientation on innovation performance: Mediating role of operations strategy and moderating role of environmental uncertainty (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Jeihoony, P., Jabarzadeh, Y., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. (2019, July). The impact of learning orientation on innovation performance: Mediating role of operations strategy and moderating role of environmental uncertainty. Paper presented at 3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Pilsen, Czech Republic

Performing well in developing production industry is an important factor for companies to survive and sustain a competitive edge in the current turbulent business environment. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of learning orientation... Read More about The impact of learning orientation on innovation performance: Mediating role of operations strategy and moderating role of environmental uncertainty.

Legitimacy and emotions in crowdfunding campaign pitches (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Mariën, Y., & Mitra, A. (2019, July). Legitimacy and emotions in crowdfunding campaign pitches. Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium Enlightening the future: The challenge for organisations

Crowdfunding solicits small investments over the internet from a variety of supporters. But, the lack of a proven track record leaves crowdfunding entrepreneurs struggling to convince others of their new venture. The online campaign pitch is the only... Read More about Legitimacy and emotions in crowdfunding campaign pitches.

Knowledge management for sustainability in operations (2019)
Journal Article
Citlalli López-Torres, G., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Maldonado-Guzmán, G., & Kumar, V. (2019). Knowledge management for sustainability in operations. Production Planning and Control, 30(10-12), 813-826

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of Knowledge Management (KM) as a platform to enable sustainability in firms’ operations and to provide recommendations for managers to integrate sustainable operations into their business strategies... Read More about Knowledge management for sustainability in operations.

Knowledge retention in ERP implementations: the context of UK SMEs (2019)
Journal Article
Jayawickrama, U., Liu, S., Smith, M., Al Bashir, M., & Akhtar, P. (2019). Knowledge retention in ERP implementations: the context of UK SMEs. Production Planning and Control, 30(10-12), 1032-1047. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1582107

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Knowledge retention (k-retention) is vital for various enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), though it is a highly dema... Read More about Knowledge retention in ERP implementations: the context of UK SMEs.