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Direct effects of quality management on competitive advantage (2016)
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Elshaer, I. A., & Augustyn, M. M. (2016). Direct effects of quality management on competitive advantage. The International journal of quality & reliability management, 33(9), 1286-1310. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijqrm-07-2014-0086

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine direct effects of quality management on competitive advantage within the context of the resource-based view of a firm. Design/methodology/approach: Survey data have been obtained from 288 general manag... Read More

Internal brand co-creation: The experiential brand meaning cycle in higher education (2016)
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Dean, D., Arroyo-Gamez, R. E., Pich, C., & Punjaisri, K. (2016). Internal brand co-creation: The experiential brand meaning cycle in higher education. Journal of business research, 69(8), (3041-3048). doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.01.019. ISSN 0148-2963

Higher education (HE) institutions need to adapt to the global environment but the complex nature of HE highlights the role of marketing and the internal market in realizing the brand identity, creating a challenge for developing a shared brand meani... Read More

An empirical investigation of the determinants influencing consumers' planned choices of eco-innovative materials (2016)
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Osburg, V. S. (2016). An empirical investigation of the determinants influencing consumers' planned choices of eco-innovative materials. International journal of innovation and sustainable development, 10(4), 339-360. https://doi.org/10.1504/ijisd.2016.10000279

Wood-polymer composites (WPCs) are eco-innovative materials combining wood and plastics. Due to the novelty, little is known about consumer acceptance. Investigating the drivers of consumers’ WPC choices reveals consumers’ perception of the materials... Read More

Improved resource efficiency and cascading utilisation of renewable materials (2015)
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Geldermann, J., Kolbe, L. M., Krause, A., Mai, C., Militz, H., Osburg, V. S., …Westphal, S. (2016). Improved resource efficiency and cascading utilisation of renewable materials. Journal of cleaner production, 110, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.092

In light of various environmental problems and challenges concerning resource allocation, the utilisation of renewable resources is increasingly important for the efficient use of raw materials. Therefore, cascading utilisation (i.e., the multiple ma... Read More

The relationship between Kolb's experiential learning styles and Big Five personality traits in international managers (2015)
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Li, M., & Armstrong, S. J. (2015). The relationship between Kolb's experiential learning styles and Big Five personality traits in international managers. Personality and individual differences, 86, 422-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.07.001

This study investigates the relationship between learning style and personality in international managers. Two-hundred-and-sixty-nine managers completed the NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) and Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (KLSI 3.1). Regressio... Read More

Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure (2015)
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Bovis, C. H. (2015). Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 6(2), 200-207. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1867299x00004505

The process risk allocation is essential for effective PPP contracts, depending on the scope of defined tasks and responsibilities between the parties in their quest to deliver public services. However, risk in critical infrastructure is sui generis... Read More

Sustainability marketing: a global perspektive : a book review (2015)
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Osburg, V., & Ludorf, S. (2016). Sustainability marketing: a global perspektive : a book review. Journal of cleaner production, 110, 209-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.043

Book review: Sustainability Marketing - A Global Perspective, Frank-Martin Belz, Ken Peattie, 2nd ed. Wiley, Chichester, West Sussex (2012). p. 336, ISBN 978-1-119-96619-7 (paperback) Frank-Martin Belz is Professor at the Technische Universität Münch... Read More

Intergenerational spaces: Citizens, political marketing and conceptualising trust in a transitional democracy (2015)
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Susila, I., Dean, D., & Harness, D. (2015). Intergenerational spaces: Citizens, political marketing and conceptualising trust in a transitional democracy. Journal of marketing management, 31(9-10), 970-995. https://doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2015.1036768

© 2015, Westburn Publishers Ltd. As the third largest democracy in the world, Indonesia’s relatively peaceful transition from authoritarian rule to democracy deserves academic attention. This study explored the notion of trust and how it could influe... Read More

Consumer acceptance of Wood-Polymer Composites: a conjoint analytical approach with a focus on innovative and environmentally concerned consumers (2015)
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Osburg, V., Strack, M., & Toporowski, W. (2016). Consumer acceptance of Wood-Polymer Composites: a conjoint analytical approach with a focus on innovative and environmentally concerned consumers. Journal of cleaner production, 110(January), 180-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.086

Wood-Polymer Composites (WPCs) can contribute towards resource efficiency as they mainly consist of wood by-products and/or waste materials. The eco-innovative materials represent a hybrid solution on the ‘two-evils’ continuum’ constituted by the com... Read More

Wood polymer composites and their contribution to cascading utilisation (2015)
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Teuber, L., Osburg, V., Toporowski, W., Militz, H., & Krause, A. (2016). Wood polymer composites and their contribution to cascading utilisation. Journal of cleaner production, 110(January), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.009

Due to a shortage of resources and a growing competition of land use, sustainable and efficient resource utilisation becomes increasingly important. The application and multiple, cascading utilisation of renewable resources is aimed at to ensure an a... Read More

Political branding: sense of identity or identity crisis? An investigation of the transfer potential of the brand identity prism to the UK Conservative Party (2015)
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Dean, D., & Pich, C. (2015). Political branding: sense of identity or identity crisis? An investigation of the transfer potential of the brand identity prism to the UK Conservative Party. Journal of marketing management, 31(11-12), 1353-1378. https://doi.org/10.1080/0267257x.2015.1018307

Brands are strategic assets and key to achieving a competitive advantage. Brands can be seen as a heuristic device, encapsulating a series of values that enable the consumer to make quick and efficient choices. More recently, the notion of a politica... Read More

Traceability system for capturing, processing and providing consumer-relevant information about wood products: System solution and its economic feasibility (2015)
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Appelhanz, S., Osburg, V. S., Toporowski, W., & Schumann, M. (2016). Traceability system for capturing, processing and providing consumer-relevant information about wood products: System solution and its economic feasibility. Journal of cleaner production, 110(January), 132-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.02.034

Current research and practice reports indicate the existence of purchase barriers concerning eco-friendly products, e.g. wood products. These can be ascribed to consumers' mistrust regarding the non-observable environmental impact of wood products. T... Read More

An empirical investigation of wood product information valued by young consumers (2015)
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Osburg, V., Appelhanz, S., Toporowski, W., & Schumann, M. (2016). An empirical investigation of wood product information valued by young consumers. Journal of cleaner production, 110(January), 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.01.068

Recent media reports regarding wood products question the trustworthiness of wood origin declaration, the sustainability of production methods and the product quality. In light of this question, it becomes important to ensure consumer trust in wood a... Read More

Spillovers from FDI and local networks: The importance of transactional linkages and vertical keiretsu in Japan (2014)
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Kimino, S., Driffield, N., & Saal, D. (2014). Spillovers from FDI and local networks: The importance of transactional linkages and vertical keiretsu in Japan. Multinational business review, 22(2), 176-193. https://doi.org/10.1108/mbr-01-2014-0004

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of host country networks and organisation of production in the context of international technology transfer that accompanies foreign direct investment (FDI). Design/methodology/approach... Read More

Website design quality and usage behavior : unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (2014)
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Al-Qeisi, K., Dennis, C., Alamanos, E., & Jayawardhena, C. (2014). Website design quality and usage behavior : unified theory of acceptance and use of technology. Journal of business research, 67(11), 2282-2290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.06.016

A well designed website brings numerous benefits to firms. Some of these benefits are well established. But what elements of the website design quality really matter and how do these elements in turn influence website usage behavior? Building upon th... Read More