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Nature of technology and location effects on firm performance in the US medical device industry (2018)
Journal Article
Rao-Nicholson, R., Khan, Z., & Akhtar, P. (2018). Nature of technology and location effects on firm performance in the US medical device industry. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, doi: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

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

Building relationship innovation in global collaborative partnerships : big data analytics and traditional organizational powers (2016)
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Akhtar, P., Khan, Z., Rao-Nicholson, R., & Zhang, M. (2019). Building relationship innovation in global collaborative partnerships : big data analytics and traditional organizational powers. R&D Management, 49(1), 7-20. doi:10.1111/radm.12253

This study examines how relationship innovation can be developed in global collaborative partnerships (alliances, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions). The recently emerging theory of big data analytics linked with traditional organizational po... Read More

The influence of industrial policy and national systems of innovation on emerging economy suppliers’ learning capability (2016)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Lew, Y. K., & Akhtar, P. (2016). The influence of industrial policy and national systems of innovation on emerging economy suppliers’ learning capability. Industry and Innovation, 23(6), 512-530. doi:10.1080/13662716.2016.1189811

This paper links the industrial policy and national systems of innovation literature to the investigation of learning capabilities of suppliers in the context of the automotive parts industry of Pakistan. Drawing data from 50 Pakistani autoparts supp... Read More

The linkages between leadership approaches and coordination effectiveness: a path analysis of selected New Zealand-UK international agri-food supply chains (2015)
Journal Article
Akhtar, P., & Khan, Z. (2015). The linkages between leadership approaches and coordination effectiveness: a path analysis of selected New Zealand-UK international agri-food supply chains. British food journal, 117(1), 443-460. doi:10.1108/BFJ-12-2013-0357

Purpose – A suitable leadership approach and multiple dimensions of performance (operational and social dimensions contributing to financial performance – the effectiveness of international agri-food supply chain coordination) are important because o... Read More