Management Research News: Volume 14 Issue 7/8/9

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MANAGING THE EUROPEAN MERGER

Stan Lees

A very different perestroika is currently sweeping through the boardrooms of Europe which will have an impact at least as great as the recent changes in the realpolitik of Eastā€…

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AS A COMPETITIVE STRATEGY: THE CASE OF THE BRITISH FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRIES

V.N. Balasubramanyam, D.T. Nguyen

This paper reviews the nature, extent, and determinants of the overseas operations of the British food and drink processing industries with a view to analysing the competitiveness…

CONSUMER GOODS AND ENERGY PRICES ON THE ISLE OF MAN

Harvey Armstrong, Geraint Johnes, Jill Johnes, Alasdair McBean

The widespread expansion of the financial sector over the last few years has generated a considerable increase of interest in the various offshore economies around Europe. In many…

CHANGING STRATEGIES IN THE UK GROCERY SECTOR

Desmond G. Hopwood

Until April this year the confidence of the five major national multiple grocery retailers continued to be bouyant. Collectively Argyll (Safeway), Asda, Gateway (Dee Corporation…

Competence in Managers Some Unresolved Issues for Research

Jim Bradley

We hear and read much about managerial competence and competence based approaches to management education and development (Albanese 1989) but what is competence in managers? Much…

THE EFFECT OF GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ACTION LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ON PUBLIC REFLECTIVENESS IN MANAGERIAL PRACTICE

Joseph A. Raelin

In 1957 at an earlier time when there was a chorus of criticism against business education but for different reasons than today, President Clark Kerr of the University of…

ON THE (ORGANISATIONAL) CONTEXT OF (MANAGERIAL) COMPETENCE

Jose Malavé, Robert Cooper

This article describes the conceptual background of some recent research on the organisational context of managerial roles. The guiding principle is the idea that the notion of…

THE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: PUZZLE SOLVING OR PARADIGM SHIFTING?

Robert Chia

Interest in the issue of management development has become a major preoccupation in recent years amongst both practitioners and management theorists. Constable and McCormick…

THE CONTEXT FOR MANAGERIAL DILEMMAS: MORAL QUICKSANDS AND WEBS OF DECEIT?

Robin Snell

Recent research from the USA has painted, for the humanistically inclined, a bleak picture of the ethical predicaments of business executives. Jackall (1988) conducted 143…

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN BRITISH MANUFACTURING

Stephen Fox

The completed project discussed here represents the largest inā€depth survey of HRM to date. Semiā€structured interviews were conducted with HRM directors, or equivalents in 60…

MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT IN MAKEā€TOā€ORDER COMPANIES

Linda C. Hendry

Makeā€toā€order (MTO) companies manufacture goods to customer specification. They produce a large number of different items, each unique because of the particular requirements of…

GOING DUTCH: A STUDENTā€BASED RESEARCH COLLABORATION BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE NETHERLANDS

Stephen Ackroyd

There is a happy appropriateness in the title chosen for this piece. In it I shall report some of the in company work done in an crossā€national collaborative project ā€” the key…

NEW DIRECTIONS IN ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS AND BEHAVIOUR

Michael Reed

Over the last twenty years or so the study of organizations has gone through a period of considerable change and instability. Both in terms of its substantive agenda and the…

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES

Stephen Linstead

The concept of culture in an organizational context is by no means an invention of the 1980's, but there can be little disputing that it has enjoyed a spectacular proliferation…

Information Technology Based Open Learning

Vivien Hodgson

For the past two years, the Centre for the Study of Management Learning (CSML) has been carrying out research into Information Technology based Open Learning (ITOL). The overall…

Financial Accounting Research

Ken Peasnell

Recent upheavals in the capital markets and the wider economy have presented accountants with a number of challenges. Economic downturns and increased competitive pressures have…

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Futures and Options Research

Richard Stapleton

In recent years the volatility of prices in financial markets has increased. Stock prices, bond prices, interest rates, foreign exchange rates are all subject to considerable…

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0140-9174

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1978 – 2009

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Emerald Publishing Limited