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The impact of ownership on small firm behaviour and performance (2006)
Journal Article
Ghobadian, A., & O'Regan, N. (2006). The impact of ownership on small firm behaviour and performance. International Small Business Journal, 24(6), 555-586. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242606069267

The impact of ownership on organizational performance has attracted the interest of a large number of scholars. The empirical research predominately focuses on the impact of ownership structures on organizational performance, and to a lesser extent o... Read More about The impact of ownership on small firm behaviour and performance.

Rethinking Project Management: Researching the actuality of projects (2006)
Journal Article
Cicmil, S., Williams, T., Thomas, J., & Hodgson, D. (2006). Rethinking Project Management: Researching the actuality of projects. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 675-686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2006.08.006

This paper puts forth the somewhat controversial position that what is needed to improve project management in practice is not more research on what should be done or the frequency and/or use of traditional project management practices. We argue that... Read More about Rethinking Project Management: Researching the actuality of projects.

The importance of 'process' in Rethinking Project Management: The story of a UK Government-funded research network (2006)
Journal Article
Winter, M., Smith, C., Cooke-Davies, T., & Cicmil, S. (2006). The importance of 'process' in Rethinking Project Management: The story of a UK Government-funded research network. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 650-662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2006.08.008

This paper tells the story of a UK Government-funded research network called Rethinking Project Management, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council between 2004 and 2006. The story is significant because of the considerable a... Read More about The importance of 'process' in Rethinking Project Management: The story of a UK Government-funded research network.

Directions for future research in project management: The main findings of a UK government-funded research network (2006)
Journal Article
Winter, M., Smith, C., Morris, P., & Cicmil, S. (2006). Directions for future research in project management: The main findings of a UK government-funded research network. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 638-649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2006.08.009

In 2003 the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) agreed to fund a research network - Rethinking Project Management - to define a research agenda aimed at enriching and extending the subject of project management beyond its... Read More about Directions for future research in project management: The main findings of a UK government-funded research network.

Implementing strategically aligned performance measurement in small firms (2006)
Journal Article
Hudson Smith, M., & Smith, D. (2007). Implementing strategically aligned performance measurement in small firms. International Journal of Production Economics, 106(2), 393-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2006.07.011

This paper investigates the potential for improving the implementation of strategically aligned performance measurement (PM) in smaller firms. It identifies structural and cultural characteristics that typify smaller firms and examines the PM literat... Read More about Implementing strategically aligned performance measurement in small firms.

Outsourcing engineering commodity procurement (2006)
Journal Article
Parry, G., James-Moore, M., & Graves, A. (2006). Outsourcing engineering commodity procurement. Supply Chain Management, 11(5), 436-443. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598540610682453

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to introduce and provide an insight into the benefits of outsourcing the procurement function for engineering commodity items. Design/methodology/approach - Research into the literature presents the development... Read More about Outsourcing engineering commodity procurement.

In search of gazelles using a research DNA model (2006)
Journal Article
Sims, M. A., & O'Regan, N. (2006). In search of gazelles using a research DNA model. Technovation, 26(8), 943-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2005.07.001

Though considerable attention in the extant literature has been devoted to growth and performance of firms, there is a dearth of research on rapidly growing and high-performance companies or gazelles, in small to medium sized firms. This paper examin... Read More about In search of gazelles using a research DNA model.

The impact of transformational leadership on project success: An empirical study using structural equation modeling across twenty-eight nations (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Prabhakar, G. P. (2006, July). The impact of transformational leadership on project success: An empirical study using structural equation modeling across twenty-eight nations. Paper presented at PMI Research Conference

This paper documents an empirical analysis of leadership study on project management practices, one that examines 153 projects across 28 nations through a two-phase research study. During phase one, I studied 46 projects involving 14 nations; during... Read More about The impact of transformational leadership on project success: An empirical study using structural equation modeling across twenty-eight nations.

Perceptions of generic strategies of small and medium sized engineering and electronics manufacturers in the UK: The applicability of the Miles and Snow typology (2006)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2006). Perceptions of generic strategies of small and medium sized engineering and electronics manufacturers in the UK: The applicability of the Miles and Snow typology. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 17(5), 603-620. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380610668540

Purpose - To present the main findings of a study conducted in manufacturing firms in the UK to determine the applicability of generic strategies to small and medium sized firms (SMEs). Design/methodology/approach - The Miles and Snow strategic orien... Read More about Perceptions of generic strategies of small and medium sized engineering and electronics manufacturers in the UK: The applicability of the Miles and Snow typology.

Innovation in NTBFs: Does leadership really matter? (2006)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2006). Innovation in NTBFs: Does leadership really matter?. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2(2), 299-314. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-006-8690-2

Innovation is considered to be a key contributor to both the long-term survival and development of superior competitiveness in New Technology-based Firms [NTBFs]. Many factors contribute to a firm's differential innovation performance. According to t... Read More about Innovation in NTBFs: Does leadership really matter?.

Managing the global supply chain: A SME perspective1 (2006)
Journal Article
Tan, E. N., Tan, E., Smith, G., & Saad, M. (2006). Managing the global supply chain: A SME perspective1. Production Planning and Control, 17(3), 238-246. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537280500285417

This paper aims to highlight the underlying factors that contribute to the effective management of a global supply chain from the perspective of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Global competition has placed considerable pressure on SMEs t... Read More about Managing the global supply chain: A SME perspective1.

Fast tracking innovation in manufacturing SMEs (2006)
Journal Article
Sims, M., O'Regan, N., Ghobadian, A., & Sims, M. A. (2006). Fast tracking innovation in manufacturing SMEs. Technovation, 26(2), 251-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2005.01.003

Many SMEs have difficulties achieving successful innovation, despite having significant investment in research and development. This paper explores the innovation process within the context of strategy, organizational culture and leadership styles in... Read More about Fast tracking innovation in manufacturing SMEs.

Application of lean visual process management tools (2006)
Journal Article
Turner, C. E., Parry, G. C., Parry, G., & Turner, C. (2006). Application of lean visual process management tools. Production Planning and Control, 17(1), 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537280500414991

Visual process management tools have been developed by lean practitioners as communication aids and are used to help drive operations and processes in real time. Three case studies from aerospace companies describe the physical visual tools that have... Read More about Application of lean visual process management tools.

Management and organizational history: Prospects (2006)
Journal Article
Booth, C., & Rowlinson, M. (2006). Management and organizational history: Prospects. Management and Organizational History, 1(1), 5-30. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744935906060627

We outline the prospects for Management and Organizational History in the form of a 10-point agenda identifying issues that we envisage being addressed in the journal. 1.The ‘Historic Turn’ in Organization Theory – calls for a more historical orienta... Read More about Management and organizational history: Prospects.