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Critical success factors for build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects in China (2017)
Journal Article
Yang, J., Nisar, T., & Prabhakar, G. P. (2017). Critical success factors for build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects in China. Irish Journal of Management, 36(3), 147-161. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijm-2017-0016

This study aims to create a list of CSFs for China’s BOT projects to help organizations achieve project success. We first describe the role of CSFs in terms of three broad categories of whether BOT projects adopt strategies for risk transfer, the deg... Read More about Critical success factors for build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects in China.

A lean and cleaner production benchmarking method for sustainability assessment: A study of manufacturing companies in Brazil (2017)
Journal Article
Ramos, A. R., Ferreira, J. C. E., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Cherrafi, A. (2018). A lean and cleaner production benchmarking method for sustainability assessment: A study of manufacturing companies in Brazil. Journal of Cleaner Production, 177, 218-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.145

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd A constant evolution in the efficiency of production systems and government policies has enabled the control of the environmental impact of production activities and encouraged companies to develop strategies to achieve more susta... Read More about A lean and cleaner production benchmarking method for sustainability assessment: A study of manufacturing companies in Brazil.

Mobile phone adoption in agri-food sector: Are farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa connected? (2017)
Journal Article
Kabbiri, R., Dora, M., Kumar, V., Elepu, G., & Gellynck, X. (2018). Mobile phone adoption in agri-food sector: Are farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa connected?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 131, 253-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.12.010

In recent years user acceptance of a new technology has become of much interest. One of the most outstanding global problems facing Africa is the digital divide. However, the use and adoption of mobile phones is reducing the digital divide in Africa.... Read More about Mobile phone adoption in agri-food sector: Are farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa connected?.

Towards a model of emergency department congestion (2017)
Journal Article
Brady, M., Kumar, V., Byrne, P. J., Conyngham, G., Liston, P., & Gilligan, P. (2017). Towards a model of emergency department congestion. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 16(3-4), 303-318. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJHTM.2017.088870

© Copyright 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. The purpose of this paper is to examine the flow of patients through the emergency department of a large suburban acute general hospital and the factors that influence overcrowding and congestion. The pa... Read More about Towards a model of emergency department congestion.

An investigation into the development of the absorptive capacity of manufacturing SMEs (2017)
Journal Article
Saad, M., Kumar, V., & Bradford, J. (2017). An investigation into the development of the absorptive capacity of manufacturing SMEs. International Journal of Production Research, 55(23), 6916-6931. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1327728

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. To sustain their competitive advantage in a highly competitive landscape, SMEs, in spite of their limited resources, need to effectively learn. The ability to access and successfully use... Read More about An investigation into the development of the absorptive capacity of manufacturing SMEs.

Lean readiness – the case of the European pharmaceutical manufacturing industry (2017)
Journal Article
Radwan Al-Shboul, M. A., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Betsis, I. E., & Kumar, V. (2018). Lean readiness – the case of the European pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 67(1), 20-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-04-2016-0083

© 2018, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the quality practices of European pharmaceutical manufacturers to determine the level of readiness of this industrial sector to implement and/or sustain lean manufa... Read More about Lean readiness – the case of the European pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

The financial consequences of servitization in manufacturing firms: An empirical analysis (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Ruizalba, J., Soares, A., Izadi, J., & Abou-Foul, M. (2017, November). The financial consequences of servitization in manufacturing firms: An empirical analysis. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Business Servitization 2017 (ICBS2017)

Prior body of servitization research falls short to fully capture the financial consequences of servitization. This paper aims at investigating the financial consequences of servitization in listed manufacturing companies in four countries, namely UK... Read More about The financial consequences of servitization in manufacturing firms: An empirical analysis.

Blockchain for good? Digital ledger technology and sustainable development goals (2017)
Book Chapter
Adams, R., Kewell, B., & Parry, G. (2017). Blockchain for good? Digital ledger technology and sustainable development goals. In W. Filho, R. Marans, & J. Callewaert (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science, 127-140. Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Blockchain technology (aka Distributed Ledger Technology or DLT) is a novel configuration of Peer-to-Peer, cryptographic and distributed computing technologies that have the potential to shift the internet from an internet of information to an intern... Read More about Blockchain for good? Digital ledger technology and sustainable development goals.

Systematic review of bankruptcy prediction models: Towards a framework for tool selection (2017)
Journal Article
Alaka, H. A., Oyedele, L., Owolabi, H. A., Kumar, V., Ajayi, S. O., Akinade, O., & Bilal, M. (2018). Systematic review of bankruptcy prediction models: Towards a framework for tool selection. Expert Systems with Applications, 94, 164-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2017.10.040

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The bankruptcy prediction research domain continues to evolve with many new different predictive models developed using various tools. Yet many of the tools are used with the wrong data conditions or for the wrong situation. Using... Read More about Systematic review of bankruptcy prediction models: Towards a framework for tool selection.

The future of money and further applications of the blockchain (2017)
Journal Article
Adams, R., Parry, G., Godsiff, P., & Ward, P. (2017). The future of money and further applications of the blockchain. Strategic Change, 26(5), 417-422. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2141

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Blockchain technology provides an exciting application space for innovation in diverse domains but threatens disintermediation for organizations providing a trusted and auditable account of ownership and transactions.... Read More about The future of money and further applications of the blockchain.

Shifting logics: Limitations on the journey from 'state' to 'market' logic in UK higher education (2017)
Journal Article
Alexander, E., Phillips, W., & Kapletia, D. (2017). Shifting logics: Limitations on the journey from 'state' to 'market' logic in UK higher education. Policy and Politics, 46(4), 551-569. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557317X15052077338233

© Policy Press 2018. Our study of UK higher education institutions (HEIs) offers insights into the role of institutional logics in the adoption of organisational practices - specifically outsourcing. We identify two logics prevalent within HEIs: a pu... Read More about Shifting logics: Limitations on the journey from 'state' to 'market' logic in UK higher education.

Barriers to innovation in service SMEs: Evidence from Mexico (2017)
Journal Article
Maldonado-Guzmán, G., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Pinzón-Castro, S. Y., & Kumar, V. (2017). Barriers to innovation in service SMEs: Evidence from Mexico. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 117(8), 1669-1686. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-08-2016-0339

© 2017 Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose - Specific research related to the study of innovation barriers in service SMEs in the Latin American region is limited. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects that external environmental, f... Read More about Barriers to innovation in service SMEs: Evidence from Mexico.

Visibility and digital art: Blockchain as an ownership layer on the Internet (2017)
Journal Article
McConaghy, M., McMullen, G., Parry, G., McConaghy, T., & Holtzman, D. (2017). Visibility and digital art: Blockchain as an ownership layer on the Internet. Strategic Change, 26(5), 461-470. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2146

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Visibility of digital art and its ownership can be achieved using blockchain technology as part of a broader solution for the identification, attribution, and payment for digital work. A case study is provided of a fi... Read More about Visibility and digital art: Blockchain as an ownership layer on the Internet.

Blockchain for good? (2017)
Journal Article
Kewell, B., Adams, R., & Parry, G. (2017). Blockchain for good?. Strategic Change, 26(5), 429-437. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2143

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The blockchain innovation appears to represent viable catalysts for achieving global sustainable development targets. Projects and initiatives seeking to extend the reach of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) seem... Read More about Blockchain for good?.

Exploring the rise of blockchain technology: Towards distributed collaborative organizations (2017)
Journal Article
Scott, B., Loonam, J., & Kumar, V. (2017). Exploring the rise of blockchain technology: Towards distributed collaborative organizations. Strategic Change, 26(5), 423-428. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2142

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are playing an increasingly important role for organizations that seek to build social and solidarity-based finance. Blockchain technology has emerged as a potential disrupto... Read More about Exploring the rise of blockchain technology: Towards distributed collaborative organizations.

Managing Innovation and Operations in the 21st Century (2017)
Book
Garza-Reyes, J., Kumar, V., Martinez-Covarrubias, J. L., & Lim, M. K. (2017). Managing Innovation and Operations in the 21st Century. Productivity Press (T&F)

The globalized and current competitive business environment of the twenty-first century has brought ever more hallenging pressures to the operations of organizations. In this century, operations are not only expected to contribute to the profitabilit... Read More about Managing Innovation and Operations in the 21st Century.

Selling digital services abroad: How do extrinsic attributes influence foreign consumers’ purchase intentions? (2017)
Journal Article
Vendrell-Herrero, F., Gomes, E., Collinson, S., Parry, G., & Bustinza, O. F. (2018). Selling digital services abroad: How do extrinsic attributes influence foreign consumers’ purchase intentions?. International Business Review, 27(1), 173-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.06.003

© 2017 The Authors This article investigates, through the country-of-origin effect and value-in-use lenses, how the implementation of digital services creates opportunities for cultural industries to expand internationally. We argue that intrinsic at... Read More about Selling digital services abroad: How do extrinsic attributes influence foreign consumers’ purchase intentions?.

A lean environmental benchmarking (LEB) method for the management of cutting tools (2017)
Journal Article
Tomelero, R. L., Ferreira, J. C. E., Kumar, V., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (2017). A lean environmental benchmarking (LEB) method for the management of cutting tools. International Journal of Production Research, 55(13), 3788-3807. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1293864

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Manufacturing companies are striving hard to remain competitive hence, they rely on a number of resources to meet customers’ expectations, among which cutting tools are included. This pa... Read More about A lean environmental benchmarking (LEB) method for the management of cutting tools.

Knowledge prioritisation for ERP implementation success Perspectives of clients & implementation partners in UK industries (2017)
Journal Article
Smith, M. H., Jayawickrama, U., & Liu, S. (2017). Knowledge prioritisation for ERP implementation success Perspectives of clients & implementation partners in UK industries. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 117(7), 1521-1546. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-09-2016-0390

Purpose - Knowledge management is crucial for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems implementation in real industrial environments, but this is a highly demanding task. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of knowledge ident... Read More about Knowledge prioritisation for ERP implementation success Perspectives of clients & implementation partners in UK industries.

Towards a conceptual framework for value stream mapping (VSM) implementation: an investigation of managerial factors (2017)
Journal Article
Andreadis, E., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (2017). Towards a conceptual framework for value stream mapping (VSM) implementation: an investigation of managerial factors. International Journal of Production Research, 55(23), 7073-7095. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1347302

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Despite the relatively extensive literature on VSM, limited reflection has been reported regarding how managerial proceedings actually put VSM into practice. This research therefore inve... Read More about Towards a conceptual framework for value stream mapping (VSM) implementation: an investigation of managerial factors.



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