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Systemic lean intervention: enhancing lean with community operational research (2017)
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Ufua, D. E., Papadopoulos, T., & Midgley, G. (2018). Systemic lean intervention: enhancing lean with community operational research. European journal of operational research, 268, 1134-1148. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2017.08.004

This paper explores how theory and methodology from Community OR can enhance Lean initiatives. We are driven by the paucity of the literature discussing the involvement of non-obvious stakeholders, particularly local communities, in the adoption of L... Read More about Systemic lean intervention: enhancing lean with community operational research.

R&D investments and credit lines (2017)
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Guney, Y., Karpuz, A., & Ozkan, N. (2017). R&D investments and credit lines. Journal of Corporate Finance, 46, 261-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.07.011

Using data for 939 publicly listed firms from 17 European countries over the period from 2004 to 2013, we investigate the effect of used credit lines on R&D investments, controlling for other determinants of R&D investments, i.e., cash flows, cash ho... Read More about R&D investments and credit lines.

Market segmentation and industry overcapacity considering input resources and environmental costs through the lens of governmental intervention (2017)
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Jiang, Z., Jin, P., Mishra, N., & Song, M. (2017). Market segmentation and industry overcapacity considering input resources and environmental costs through the lens of governmental intervention. Environmental science and pollution research international, 24(26), 21351-21360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9639-4

The problems with China’s regional industrial overcapacity are often influenced by local governments. This study constructs a framework that includes the resource and environmental costs to analyze overcapacity using the non-radial direction distance... Read More about Market segmentation and industry overcapacity considering input resources and environmental costs through the lens of governmental intervention.

Complexity management and multi-scale governance : a case study in an Amazonian indigenous association (2017)
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Espinosa, A., & Duque, C. (2018). Complexity management and multi-scale governance : a case study in an Amazonian indigenous association. European journal of operational research, 268(3), 1006-1020. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2017.07.049

Even if Community Operational Research provides methodologies and tools to support community development, there are no published works illustrating how we can support an assessment of self-governance in an indigenous community using COR tools. In thi... Read More about Complexity management and multi-scale governance : a case study in an Amazonian indigenous association.

Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other? (2017)
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Gregory, A. J., & Atkins, J. P. (2018). Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?. European journal of operational research, 268(3), 1111-1124. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2017.07.037

Citizen Science attracts a lot of positive attention and a convenient alignment with it might offer multiple benefits for Community Operational Research. But what would be the basis for such an alignment? Could it offer important reciprocal benefits... Read More about Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?.

Interpretive structural modelling and fuzzy MICMAC approaches for customer centric beef supply chain: application of a big data technique (2017)
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Mishra, N., Singh, A., Rana, N. P., & Dwivedi, Y. K. (2017). Interpretive structural modelling and fuzzy MICMAC approaches for customer centric beef supply chain: application of a big data technique. Production planning & control, 28(11-12), 945-963. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2017.1336789

The food retailers have to make their supply chains more customer driven to sustain in modern competitive environment. It is essential for them to assimilate consumer’s perception to improve their market share. The firms usually utilise customer’s op... Read More about Interpretive structural modelling and fuzzy MICMAC approaches for customer centric beef supply chain: application of a big data technique.

Stock liquidity and SMEs’ likelihood of bankruptcy: evidence from the US market (2017)
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El Kalak, I., Azevedo, A., Hudson, R., & Abd Karim, M. (2017). Stock liquidity and SMEs’ likelihood of bankruptcy: evidence from the US market. Research in international business and finance, 42, 1383-1393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.077

We study the association between the stock liquidity of SMEs in the US and their likelihood of bankruptcy, using a dataset that comprises information on 5075 firms over the time period from 1984 to 2013 using the hazard model of Campbell et al. (2008... Read More about Stock liquidity and SMEs’ likelihood of bankruptcy: evidence from the US market.

Taking the first step with systems theorizing in information systems : a response (2017)
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Demetis, D. S., & Lee, A. S. (2017). Taking the first step with systems theorizing in information systems : a response. Information and Organization, 27(3), 163-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infoandorg.2017.06.003

We address the commentaries of Robey and Mikhaeil, of Mingers, and of Schultze which provided responses to our paper, “Crafting theory to satisfy the requirements of systems science.” We find their responses useful for reflecting on the development o... Read More about Taking the first step with systems theorizing in information systems : a response.

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 about Essential micro-foundations for contemporary business operations : top management tangible competencies, relationship-based business networks and environmental sustainability.

Developing a business analytics methodology: a case study in the foodbank sector (2017)
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Hindle, G. A., & Vidgen, R. (2018). Developing a business analytics methodology: a case study in the foodbank sector. European journal of operational research, 268(3), 836-851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.06.031

The current research seeks to address the following question: how can organizations align their business analytics development projects with their business goals? To pursue this research agenda we adopt an action research framework to develop and app... Read More about Developing a business analytics methodology: a case study in the foodbank sector.

Charlie Hebdo : testing the limits of freedom of expression (2017)
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Shah, N. A. (2017). Charlie Hebdo : testing the limits of freedom of expression. Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 14(1), 83-111. https://doi.org/10.1515/mwjhr-2017-0007

The right to freedom of expression is a qualified right: it allows expression that might ‘offend, shock or disturb’ but prohibits ‘insults’, ‘abusive attacks’ and ‘hate speech’. Applying the Convention test I argue that all cartoons of the Prophet Mu... Read More about Charlie Hebdo : testing the limits of freedom of expression.

Job satisfaction, retirement attitude and intended retirement age: a conditional process analysis across workers’ level of household income (2017)
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Davies, E. M. M., Van der Heijden, B. I. J. M., & Flynn, M. (2017). Job satisfaction, retirement attitude and intended retirement age: a conditional process analysis across workers’ level of household income. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00891

In the contemporary workplace, insight into retirement behaviors is of crucial importance. Previous empirical evidence has found mixed results regarding the relationship between work attitudes, such as job satisfaction, and retirement behaviors, sugg... Read More about Job satisfaction, retirement attitude and intended retirement age: a conditional process analysis across workers’ level of household income.

Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice (2017)
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Clucas, R. (2017). Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice. Social Sciences, 6(2), 54. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6020054

© 2017 by the authors. In this article, I situate the practice of sexual orientation conversion efforts (SOCE), sometimes known as conversion or reparative therapy, within historical, cultural, religious and political attitudes to non-heterosexuality... Read More about Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice.

CEO turnover in large banks : does tail risk matter? (2017)
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Srivastav, A., Keasey, K., Mollah, S., & Vallascas, F. (2017). CEO turnover in large banks : does tail risk matter?. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 64(1), 37-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacceco.2017.05.001

Using a unique international dataset, we show that the CEOs of large banks exhibit an increased probability of forced turnover when their organizations are more exposed to idiosyncratic tail risks. The importance of idiosyncratic tail risk in CEO dis... Read More about CEO turnover in large banks : does tail risk matter?.

The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States (2017)
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Silles, M. A. (2017). The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States. Economica, 84(336), 748-778. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecca.12240

This article examines the influence of parental education on children’s grade-for-age using a large sample of adoptees drawn from the American Community Survey between 2008 and 2014. The results show that mother’s education is not an important determ... Read More about The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States.

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, 30(8), 1342-1369. 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 about The role of HR practices in developing employee resilience: a case study from the Pakistani telecommunications sector.

Is environmental sustainability a strategic priority for logistics service providers? (2017)
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Evangelista, P., Colicchia, C., & Creazza, A. (2017). Is environmental sustainability a strategic priority for logistics service providers?. Journal of environmental management, 198(1), 353-362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.096

Despite an increasing number of third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) regard environmental sustainability as a key area of management, there is still great uncertainty on how 3PLs implement environmental strategies and on how they translate... Read More about Is environmental sustainability a strategic priority for logistics service providers?.

Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’ (2017)
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Doctor, M. (2017). Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’. International Affairs, 93(3), 643-660. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix077

This article discusses how Brazilian foreign policy-makers addressed one of the key graduation dilemmas facing Brazil, i.e. the need to build domestic support for a shared vision within society for Brazil's role in the international arena. In the con... Read More about Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’.

Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities (2017)
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Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2018). Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities. The British journal of criminology, 58(2), 273-290. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx027

Sexual abuse reporting rates, which are low in general, are thought to be even worse for those living within British South Asian communities. After brief consideration of why British South Asian women and children do not report sexual abuse, this art... Read More about Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities.

Multi-level governance in the EU and EU democracy : democratic legitimacy, democratic accountability and transparency of the European offices of the English local authorities in Brussels (2017)
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Panara, C., & Varney, M. (2017). Multi-level governance in the EU and EU democracy : democratic legitimacy, democratic accountability and transparency of the European offices of the English local authorities in Brussels. Regional and Federal Studies, 27(2), 153-170. doi:10.1080/13597566.2017.1308926

This paper seeks to examine the role and functions of the representative offices of English local authorities in Brussels by considering the democratic legitimacy (i.e. linkage to elected councillors or mayors), accountability and transparency of the... Read More about Multi-level governance in the EU and EU democracy : democratic legitimacy, democratic accountability and transparency of the European offices of the English local authorities in Brussels.