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Training in SMEs and its relationship to profitability (2010)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., Stainer, L., & Sims, M. (2010). Training in SMEs and its relationship to profitability. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 10(2), 166-181. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJHRDM.2010.031442

The continuous development of employee potential is dependent on training at every level to acquire improved skills. While attention has been devoted to its contribution within organisations, there is a dearth of research on its effectiveness within... Read More about Training in SMEs and its relationship to profitability.

The impact of operations performance on customer loyalty (2010)
Journal Article
Kumar, V., Batista, L., & Maull, R. (2010). The impact of operations performance on customer loyalty. Service Science, 3(2), 158-171. https://doi.org/10.1287/serv.3.2.158

This research develops a longitudinal study that builds upon previous findings that operations performance of service delivery can positively affect customer satisfaction, further extending this verdict to point out operations performance as a direct... Read More about The impact of operations performance on customer loyalty.

Scenario thinking in product innovation teams: A practice approach (2010)
Thesis
Sarpong, D. Scenario thinking in product innovation teams: A practice approach. (Thesis). University of the West of England

The overall strategic emphasis on new product development is reflected in the exploration and exploitation of value relevant for sustainable competitive advantage. However, traditional management approaches have been inadequate in meeting this strate... Read More about Scenario thinking in product innovation teams: A practice approach.

A framework for development of models and analysis of the provision of through-life-costing for an engineering service (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Huang, X., Newnes, L., & Parry, G. (2010, September). A framework for development of models and analysis of the provision of through-life-costing for an engineering service. Paper presented at Grand Challenge in Service

The aim of this research is to provide an approach or solution to the challenge of modelling and analysing the provision of through-life-costing for an engineering service. The challenges of estimating the costs of engineering service are explained,... Read More about A framework for development of models and analysis of the provision of through-life-costing for an engineering service.

An investigation into the factors influencing Supply Chain Quality Management processes (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Soares, A., & Soltani, E. (2010, September). An investigation into the factors influencing Supply Chain Quality Management processes. Paper presented at 24th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM)

Given that Supply Chain Quality Management (SCQM) seems to be the key for future competitiveness it is crucial to understand how to control quality throughout the whole Supply Chain (SC). The extended and globalised SC generated “co-ordinating” probl... Read More about An investigation into the factors influencing Supply Chain Quality Management processes.

When in India do as the...: An insight into an Italian automotive company's experiences in India (2010)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P. (2010). When in India do as the...: An insight into an Italian automotive company's experiences in India. Management Decision, 48(6), 1010-1022. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251741011053514

Purpose: The emergence of India as an economic power over recent years has created a need to understand the way in which business is carried out in that part of the world. It is also important to realize how businesses are founded and structured in I... Read More about When in India do as the...: An insight into an Italian automotive company's experiences in India.

Business-level strategy and performance: The moderating effects of environment and structure (2010)
Journal Article
Nandakumar, M. K., Ghobadian, A., & O'Regan, N. (2010). Business-level strategy and performance: The moderating effects of environment and structure. Management Decision, 48(6), 907-939. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251741011053460

Purpose: This study aims to examine the moderating effects of external environment and organisational structure in the relationship between business-level strategy and organisational performance. Design/methodology/approach: The focus of the study is... Read More about Business-level strategy and performance: The moderating effects of environment and structure.

Taking over from dad: How daughters are socialised in 'families in business' (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Collins, L., Tucker, J., & Pierce, D. (2010, July). Taking over from dad: How daughters are socialised in 'families in business'. Paper presented at IFERA 2010

This paper focuses on the socialisation process of female heirs’ pathways to leadership in family businesses. Findings from the first part of a two stage study which considers female succession to management from the family unit’s perspective are pre... Read More about Taking over from dad: How daughters are socialised in 'families in business'.

Taking over from dad: How daughters are socialised in ‘families in business’ (2010)
Journal Article
Collins, L., Tucker, J., & Pierce, D. Taking over from dad: How daughters are socialised in ‘families in business’. Manuscript submitted for publication

This paper focuses on the socialisation process of female heirs’ pathways to leadership in family businesses. Findings from the first part of a two stage study which considers female succession to management from the family unit’s perspective are pre... Read More about Taking over from dad: How daughters are socialised in ‘families in business’.

Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: Lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme (2010)
Journal Article
Klofsten, M., Heydebreck, P., & Jones-Evans, D. (2010). Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: Lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme. Regional Studies, 44(6), 791-799. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400903095238

Klofsten M., Heydebreck P. and Jones-Evans D. Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme, Regional Studies. This paper examines the transfer of a 'good practice' entrepreneurship... Read More about Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: Lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme.

Environmental management systems: costs, benefits and an activity theory approach to understanding their knowledge-generating capabilities (2010)
Journal Article
White, G., & Lomax, M. (2010). Environmental management systems: costs, benefits and an activity theory approach to understanding their knowledge-generating capabilities

This paper outlines the approach taken by a UK, non-profit, rural small-to-medium sized enterprise (SME), to develop an environmental management system (EMS). A discussion of the problems encountered and solutions employed is presented along with the... Read More about Environmental management systems: costs, benefits and an activity theory approach to understanding their knowledge-generating capabilities.

Revitalising an oil giant: An interview with Dr Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP (2010)
Journal Article
O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2010). Revitalising an oil giant: An interview with Dr Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP. Journal of Strategy and Management, 3(2), 174-183. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554251011041805

© 2010, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how key strategic decisions are made in practice at a successful FTSE 100 company. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on semi-structured i... Read More about Revitalising an oil giant: An interview with Dr Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP.

Lean competence: Integration of theories in operations management practice (2010)
Journal Article
Parry, G., Mills, J., & Turner, C. (2010). Lean competence: Integration of theories in operations management practice. Supply Chain Management, 15(3), 216-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598541011039974

Purpose: This paper aims to develop a methodology for lean implementation that reduces the risk of damaging a company's key resources and abilities through the application of core competence theory. Design/methodology/approach: Academic literature pr... Read More about Lean competence: Integration of theories in operations management practice.

The impact of national institutional context on social practices: Comparing Finnish and US business communities (2010)
Journal Article
Neill, S., Purdy, J. M., Alexander, E. A., Purdy, J., & Neil, S. (2010). The impact of national institutional context on social practices: Comparing Finnish and US business communities. European Journal of International Management, 4(3), 234-256. https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2010.033002

This paper investigates the impact of national institutional contexts on firms' socially responsible practices, the motives for such practices and methods of organising social practices. Surveys of firms in a liberal market economy (USA) and those in... Read More about The impact of national institutional context on social practices: Comparing Finnish and US business communities.

Education and entrepreneurial activity: A comparison of white and South Asian Men (2010)
Journal Article
Kwong, C. C., Thompson, P., Jones-Evans, D., & Kwong, C. C. Y. (2010). Education and entrepreneurial activity: A comparison of white and South Asian Men. International Small Business Journal, 28(2), 147-162. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242609355858

Although a large body of literature exists on ethnic entrepreneurship and the relationship between education and entrepreneurial activity, comparatively little work has been undertaken to study the impact that university-level education has upon entr... Read More about Education and entrepreneurial activity: A comparison of white and South Asian Men.