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Leaders, loungers, laggards: The strategic-planning-environment- performance relationship re-visited in manufacturing SMEs (2007)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., Sims, M. A., & Gallear, D. (2007). Leaders, loungers, laggards: The strategic-planning-environment- performance relationship re-visited in manufacturing SMEs. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 19(1), 6-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380810843426

Purpose This paper aims to assess the link between strategic-planning, aspects of the external environment and overall corporate performance in manufacturing SMEs. Design-methodology-approach A self-reported postal survey was used to collect data fro... Read More about Leaders, loungers, laggards: The strategic-planning-environment- performance relationship re-visited in manufacturing SMEs.

Blue sky thinking (2007)
Journal Article
Parry, G. (2007). Blue sky thinking. Manufacturing Engineer -London-, 86(4), 40-43. https://doi.org/10.1049/me%3A20070411

Building cars to customer order could provide the key to releasing billions of euros currently tied up in stock. Glenn Parry outlines a scheme to move the industry in this direction.

Public sector performance improvement through private sector management practices: A satisfactory solution? (2007)
Journal Article
Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., Viney, H., & O'Regan, N. (2007). Public sector performance improvement through private sector management practices: A satisfactory solution?. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 9(4), 363-379. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2007.013360

This paper examines the assumption that the injection of market discipline and private sector management practices will result in the transformation of public services. The present UK government looks for an opportunity to achieve synergy between the... Read More about Public sector performance improvement through private sector management practices: A satisfactory solution?.

Leadership and its impact on the use of process technologies and management practices in the manufacturing sector (2007)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2007). Leadership and its impact on the use of process technologies and management practices in the manufacturing sector. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 9(4), 419-433. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2007.013363

Leadership is widely acknowledged as the key driver of innovation and the achievement of overall organizational performance. In doing so, it draws on both process technologies and the use of management techniques. This paper examines the relationship... Read More about Leadership and its impact on the use of process technologies and management practices in the manufacturing sector.

Accounting for the dark side of corporate history: Organizational culture perspectives and the Bertelsmann case (2007)
Journal Article
Booth, C., Clark, P., Delahaye, A., Procter, S., & Rowlinson, M. (2007). Accounting for the dark side of corporate history: Organizational culture perspectives and the Bertelsmann case. Critical Perspectives On Accounting, 18(6), 625-644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2007.03.012

Organizations are increasingly being called to account for their history. In particular, German and non-German companies have been called to account for their relations with the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945. Organizations are not only accountabl... Read More about Accounting for the dark side of corporate history: Organizational culture perspectives and the Bertelsmann case.

Demystifying data analysis: An alternative approach for managers of manufacturing SMEs (2007)
Journal Article
Sims, M., O'Regan, N., & Sims, M. A. (2007). Demystifying data analysis: An alternative approach for managers of manufacturing SMEs. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 18(6), 701-713. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380710763868

Purpose - Effective decision making is a crucial activity for manufacturing firms of all sizes. To this end, statistical techniques, such as variance theory, cognitive maps, heuristics and process theory, are widely used. However, such techniques rar... Read More about Demystifying data analysis: An alternative approach for managers of manufacturing SMEs.

Changing Japanese management: Is the trend towards western-style management sustainable? (2007)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., & Ogata, S. (2007). Changing Japanese management: Is the trend towards western-style management sustainable?. International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2(1), 45-58. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPMB.2007.013317

The trend towards Western management styles seems unstoppable after the successes achieved by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., since the appointment of a non-Japanese Chief Executive began its changing management ethos. This led to questions such as "What is... Read More about Changing Japanese management: Is the trend towards western-style management sustainable?.

The politics of standards in modern management: Making 'the project' a reality (2007)
Journal Article
Hodgson, D., & Cicmil, S. (2007). The politics of standards in modern management: Making 'the project' a reality. Journal of Management Studies, 44(3), 431-450. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00680.x

In this paper, we explore the standardization of contemporary management knowledge, focusing in particular upon the role of 'standards' in creating and reifying 'organizational objects', with powerful consequences and with often unrecognized ethical... Read More about The politics of standards in modern management: Making 'the project' a reality.

Knowledge management and ERP systems (2007)
Presentation / Conference
Parry, G., & Graves, A. (2007, April). Knowledge management and ERP systems. Paper presented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 21st LAI plenary conference: enterprise transformation: closing the gap between knowledge and implementation

A comparison of barcoding and RFID technologies in practice (2007)
Journal Article
White, G., Gardiner, G., Prabhakar, G. P., & Abd Razak, A. (2007). A comparison of barcoding and RFID technologies in practice. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, 2, 119-132

This research paper highlights inconsistencies in the way Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is compared to existing barcoding technology and the lack of empirical evidence to support one’s superiority over the other. Reference is drawn to the way... Read More about A comparison of barcoding and RFID technologies in practice.

Project hindsight: Exploring necessity and possibility in cycles of structuration and co-evolution (2007)
Journal Article
Clark, P., Booth, C., Rowlinson, M., Procter, S., & Delahaye, A. (2007). Project hindsight: Exploring necessity and possibility in cycles of structuration and co-evolution. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 19(1), 83-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537320601065365

The successful management of strategic change requires an understanding of which moves are possible in specific contexts, and thus of how specific contexts variously require, forbid, or permit certain organizational or policy actions. Appreciation of... Read More about Project hindsight: Exploring necessity and possibility in cycles of structuration and co-evolution.

Formal strategic planning: annual raindance or wheel of success? (2007)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2007). Formal strategic planning: annual raindance or wheel of success?. Strategic Change, 16(1-2), 11-22. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.777

The findings from the research presented in this paper indicate that strategic planning is now an established management tool with over half of all small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) engaging in formal strategic planning. However, some SMEs fa... Read More about Formal strategic planning: annual raindance or wheel of success?.

Requirement for sea-change in European car production (2007)
Book Chapter
Stone, G., Parry, G., Graves, A., & Esser, R. (2007). Requirement for sea-change in European car production. In B. Fraunhofer, M. Rabe, & P. Mihók (Eds.), New technologies for the intelligent design and operation of manufacturing networksVerlag