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Big data-savvy teams’ skills, big data-driven actions and business performance (2019)
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Akhtar, P., Frynas, J. G., Mellahi, K., & Ullah, S. (2019). Big data-savvy teams’ skills, big data-driven actions and business performance. British Journal of Management, 30(2), 252-271. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12333

Prior studies on big data analytics have emphasized the importance of specific big data skills and capabilities for organizational success; however, they have largely neglected to investigate the use of cross-functional teams' skills and its links to... Read More

Measuring agri-food supply chain performance and risk through a new analytical framework: a case study of New Zealand dairy (2018)
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Moazzam, M., Akhtar, P., Garnevska, E., & Marr, N. (2018). Measuring agri-food supply chain performance and risk through a new analytical framework: a case study of New Zealand dairy. Production planning & control, 29(15), 1258-1274. doi:10.1080/09537287.2018.1522847

Many researchers and practitioners have long recognized the significance of measuring performance. Although general guidelines for measuring business performance are widely available, not appropriate measurement frameworks have been developed for mea... Read More

Effective contracting for high operational performance in projects (2018)
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Kapsali, M., Roehrich, J. K., & Akhtar, P. (2019). Effective contracting for high operational performance in projects. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 39(2), 294-325. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-10-2017-0604

Effective contracting for high operational performance in projects Abstract Purpose – This study examines combinations of contract clauses in order to ascertain which combinations correlate to high operational performance. Design/methodology/approach... Read More

Nature of technology and location effects on firm performance in the US medical device industry (2018)
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Rao-Nicholson, R., Khan, Z., & Akhtar, P. (2019). Nature of technology and location effects on firm performance in the US medical device industry. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 28(5), 498-517. https://doi.org/10.1080/10438599.2018.1536357

This paper examines the location effects on firm performance (sales, employment and market value) by analyzing geographical and technological proximities in the US medical device industry. The nature of technology is introduced as a new way to scruti... Read More

Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods (2018)
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Khan, M. N., Akhtar, P., & Merali, Y. (2018). Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods. Industrial management + data systems, 118(7), 1528-1546. doi:10.1108/IMDS-09-2017-0449

Purpose –The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge gaps in the published research on terrorism-related risk in supply chains, and to develop a framework of strategies and effective decision-making to enable practitioners to address terro... Read More

Risk matrix driven supply chain risk management: Adapting risk matrix based tools to modelling interdependent risks and risk appetite (2018)
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Qazi, A., & Akhtar, P. (2018). Risk matrix driven supply chain risk management: Adapting risk matrix based tools to modelling interdependent risks and risk appetite. Computers and Industrial Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.cie.2018.08.002

There is a major research gap of developing a supply chain risk management process integrating the risk appetite of a decision maker and all stages of the risk management process within an interdependent network of systemic risks. We introduce an ite... Read More

Sensory stimulation for sensible consumption: Multisensory marketing for e-tailing of ethical brands (2018)
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Yoganathan, V., Osburg, V., & Akhtar, P. (2019). Sensory stimulation for sensible consumption: Multisensory marketing for e-tailing of ethical brands. Journal of business research, 96, 386-396. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.06.005

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Amidst strong competition and lack of resources and functional superiority, ethical brands may seek an experiential approach to marketing online. A between-subjects online experiment (N = 308) shows that ethically-congruent visua... Read More

Knowledge retention in ERP implementations: the context of UK SMEs (2018)
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Jayawickrama, U., Liu, S., Smith, M. H., Akhtar, P., Mamoon, M., & Bashir, A. (in press). Knowledge retention in ERP implementations: the context of UK SMEs. Production planning & control, ISSN 0953-7287

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 demanding and challenging task. The aim of this paper is to investigate diff... Read More

The role of country-level institutional factors in escaping the natural resource curse: Insights from Ghana (2018)
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Adams, D., Ullah, S., Akhtar, P., Adams, K., & Saidi, S. (2019). The role of country-level institutional factors in escaping the natural resource curse: Insights from Ghana. Resources policy, 61, 433-440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.03.005

Empirical research shows that developing countries that are rich in natural resources tend to suffer slow economic growth and development due to various factors such as quality of institutions, governance, among others. The phenomenon of slow growth... Read More

The long-run relationships between transport energy consumption, transport infrastructure, and economic growth in MENA countries (2018)
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Saidi, S., Shahbaz, M., & Akhtar, P. (2018). The long-run relationships between transport energy consumption, transport infrastructure, and economic growth in MENA countries. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 111, 78-95. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2018.03.013

This paper investigates the impact of transport energy consumption and transport infrastructure on economic growth by utilizing panel data on MENA countries (the Middle East and North Africa region) for the period of 2000-2016. The MENA region panel... Read More

Exploring perceptions of advertising ethics: an informant-derived approach (2018)
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Shabbir, H. A., Maalouf, H., Griessmair, M., Colmekcioglu, N., & Akhtar, P. (2018). Exploring perceptions of advertising ethics: an informant-derived approach. Journal of business ethics, 1-18. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3784-7

Whilst considerable research exists on determining consumer responses to pre-determined statements within numerous ad ethics contexts, our understanding of consumer thoughts regarding ad ethics in general remains lacking. The purpose of our study the... Read More

Dealing with endogeneity bias: The generalized method of moments (GMM) for panel data (2018)
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Ullah, S., Akhtar, P., & Zaefarian, G. (2018). Dealing with endogeneity bias: The generalized method of moments (GMM) for panel data. Industrial marketing management, 71, 69-78. doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2017.11.010

Endogeneity bias can lead to inconsistent estimates and incorrect inferences, which may provide misleading conclusions and inappropriate theoretical interpretations. Sometimes such bias can even lead to coefficients having the wrong sign. Although th... Read More

Dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability for emerging economies' multinational enterprises (2017)
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Akhtar, P., Ullah, S., Amin, S. H., Kabra, G., & Shaw, S. (in press). Dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability for emerging economies' multinational enterprises. International studies of management & organization,

This paper enhances our understanding how country-level (government environmental policies, legal and market requirements, technological advances, among others) and firm-level (organizational size, culture, managerial characteristics, among others) d... Read More

Service multinational enterprises and linkages development in Pakistan (2017)
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Khan, Z., Park, J., & Akhtar, P. (2018). Service multinational enterprises and linkages development in Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration, 35(3), 473-487. doi:10.1002/cjas.1457

The development of various types of linkages is key for understanding the impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on the economic development of host markets. By utilizing qualitative research approach, this paper investigates the linkages creatio... Read More

Chain coordinators’ strategic leadership and coordination effectiveness: New Zealand-Euro agri-food supply chains (2017)
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Akhtar, P., Kaur, S., & Punjaisri, K. (2017). Chain coordinators’ strategic leadership and coordination effectiveness: New Zealand-Euro agri-food supply chains. European Business Review, 29(5), (515-533). doi:10.1108/ebr-08-2015-0082. ISSN 0955-534X

Purpose – Although suitable leadership is crucial for chain coordinators (CEOs, managing directors and heads of departments) to achieve the effectiveness of supply chain coordination (operational and social performances contributing to financial perf... Read More

Essential micro-foundations for contemporary business operations : top management tangible competencies, relationship-based business networks and environmental sustainability (2017)
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Akhtar, P., Khan, Z., Frynas, J. G., Tse, Y. K., & Rao-Nicholson, R. (2018). Essential micro-foundations for contemporary business operations : top management tangible competencies, relationship-based business networks and environmental sustainability. British Journal of Management, 29(1), 43-62. doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12233

Although various studies have emphasized linkages between firm competencies, networks and sustainability at organizational level, the links between top management tangible competencies (e.g., contemporary relevant quantitative-focused education such... Read More

The role of HR practices in developing employee resilience: a case study from the Pakistani telecommunications sector (2017)
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Khan, Z., Rao-Nicholson, R., Akhtar, P., Tarba, S. Y., Ahammad, M. F., & Vorley, T. (2019). The role of HR practices in developing employee resilience: a case study from the Pakistani telecommunications sector. The international journal of human resource management, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1316759

There has been increasing interest in understanding the factors that contribute to the development of employee resilience. Despite such interest, there is a dearth of research examining the contributory role played by HR practices in enhancing employ... Read More

The Internet of Things, dynamic data and information processing capabilities, and operational agility (2017)
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Akhtar, P., Khan, Z., Tarba, S., & Jayawickrama, U. (2018). The Internet of Things, dynamic data and information processing capabilities, and operational agility. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 136, 307-316. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.04.023

Whilst there are promising links between the Internet of Things (IoTs), dynamic data and information processing capabilities (DDIPCs), and operational agility, scholars have not conducted enough empirical studies that offer convincing evidence for th... Read More

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions of emerging economies' multinational enterprises - the mediating role of socialization integration mechanisms for successful integration (2017)
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Khan, Z., Rao-Nicholson, R., Akhtar, P., & He, S. (2017). Cross-border mergers and acquisitions of emerging economies' multinational enterprises - the mediating role of socialization integration mechanisms for successful integration. Human Resource Management Review, doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2016.12.003

There has been recent surge of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) by emerging economies’ multinational enterprises (EMNEs), however no conceptual model exists that can be utilized in global context to understand the success of these cross-b... Read More

Effects of uncertainty on a tire closed-loop supply chain network (2016)
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Amin, S. H., Zhang, G., & Akhtar, P. (2017). Effects of uncertainty on a tire closed-loop supply chain network. Expert Systems with Applications, 73, (82-91). doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2016.12.024. ISSN 0957-4174

In a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) network, there are both forward and reverse supply chains. In this research, a tire remanufacturing CLSC network is designed and optimized based on tire recovery options. The objective of the optimization model is... Read More