Management Research News: Volume 32 Issue 1


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Moderating effect of national attributes and the role of cultural dimensions in technology adoption takeoff

Tomi P. Haapaniemi, Saku J. Mäkinen

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the influence of national cultural dimensions on the evolution of national innovation adoption over time. The paper considers the…


Distinguishing upside potential from downside risk

Edwin H. Neave, Michael N. Ross, Jun Yang

The purpose of this paper is to develop new tools to interpret changes in risk neutral probability distributions (RNPDs). It distinguishes between changes attributable to upside…


Implementing lean production systems: barriers to change

Khim L. Sim, John W. Rogers

The purpose of this paper is help understand why implementing continuous improvement (CI) strategies can be difficult at times. It also addresses the problem of resistance to…


An exploratory study on a new corporate governance mechanism: Evidence from small family firms

Josiane Fahed‐Sreih

The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships between different governance configurations and firm survival. The objective is to describe the alternative mechanisms…


Flaws in Brazilian take‐back program for pesticide containers in a small rural community

Marcelo Motta Veiga

The purpose of this paper is to examine the flaws of the take‐back program for empty pesticide containers implemented by the Brazilian chemical industry, which despite its overall…

Information systems strategy development and implementation in SMEs

Martin Wynn

The purpose of this paper is to further understanding of how information systems (IS) strategy is developed and implemented in small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs).




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