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Publication date: 21 March 2022

Anne Marie Zwerg-Villegas, Ana María Gutiérrez and David S. Baker

Determine when to resolve conflict through arbitration and when to resolve conflict through the court system. Reflect upon the types of organizational misconduct and…

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Learning outcomes

Determine when to resolve conflict through arbitration and when to resolve conflict through the court system. Reflect upon the types of organizational misconduct and determine what behaviors constitute organizational misconduct. Argue whether the behaviors that constitute organizational misconduct are universal or may vary according to the context. Analyze whether actions that might be considered misconduct might be acceptable in certain situations and contexts. Build additional definitions of organizational misconduct that might pertain to non-Western, developed country contexts. Analyze how media and popular opinion might influence perceptions of organizational misconduct.

Case overview/Synopsis

Carlos Mattos (he/him/his) was the founder/president/CEO of Hyundai Colombia Automotriz S.A. from 1992 to 2015. He and his company introduced the Hyundai brand to the Colombian market and made it one of the best-selling automobile brands in the nation. When the company began experiencing losses, Hyundai headquarters terminated the contract and awarded the distribution to an Ecuadorian firm.The contract between Hyundai Colombia Automotriz S.A. and Hyundai Motor Company stipulates that arbitration is the appropriate dispute mechanism. However, Mattos contemplates whether arbitration is his best option or if he should take Hyundai Motor Company to court. He also contemplates suing the Ecuadorian firm for unfair competition.As students analyze Mattos’ decision, they will determine whether the actions of the any of the parties might be considered organizational misconduct. This case is not about assigning blame. It is not about deciphering whether anyone is guilty. Instead, the case is designed to promote critical thinking about the concept of organizational misconduct. Most literature and understanding of organizational misconduct are from a Western, developed country point of view. In this case, there are three key actors, all from emerging markets. Each may have participated in some sort of misconduct, depending on how the term is defined.

Complexity academic level

This case is appropriate for advanced, undergraduate or master's level international business students in classes such as international management, intercultural management, international negotiation or business ethics.

Supplementary materials

Teaching notes are available for educators only.

Subject code

CSS 5: International Business.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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Article
Publication date: 23 January 2007

Michael Romanos

The purpose of this paper is to highlight a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2006.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2006.

Design/methodology/approach

This article provides reviews of selected titles from the 2006 Poets House Showcase.

Findings

This review represents a wide‐ranging selection of contemporary poetry collections and anthologies.

Originality/value

This list documents the tremendous range of poetry publishing from commercial, independent and university presses, as well as letterpress chapbooks, art books and CDs.

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Collection Building, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1989

R. Scott Harnsberger

In 1840 Great Britain became the first government to issue an adhesive stamp for the prepayment of postal fees. The United States issued its first stamps in 1847 and by…

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In 1840 Great Britain became the first government to issue an adhesive stamp for the prepayment of postal fees. The United States issued its first stamps in 1847 and by the mid‐1850s postage stamps were an international phenomenon. The popularity of collecting and studying postage stamps increased accordingly. The term “philatelie” (subsequently anglicized to “philately”) was coined by Frenchman M. Georges Herpin in the 15 November 1864 issue of Collectionneur de Timbres‐Poste, where he combined the Greek words philos (loving, fond) and atelia (free from tax or charge, exempt from payment, franked) and declared “Philately therefore signifies love of everything related to franking.”

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Reference Services Review, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 January 1992

David S. Baker

Challenges the concept of warehousing as the stockholding facilityfor oversupply. Comments on the historic context, the current market,the property element and volume…

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Challenges the concept of warehousing as the stockholding facility for oversupply. Comments on the historic context, the current market, the property element and volume rents. Notes that the single european market and Japanese industrial investment will be strong forces for change in this sector in the UK. Concludes that merely keeping a warehouse for stockholding will be a sign of failure.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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Article
Publication date: 16 August 2013

Lorraine Mazerolle, Steve Darroch and Gentry White

The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of leadership in problem‐oriented policing (POP).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of leadership in problem‐oriented policing (POP).

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses interrupted time series models to isolate the impact on crime trends of a transformational leader's efforts to spearhead the implementation of a program of POP, called the problem solving model (PSM), in a southern state in Australia.

Findings

This paper finds that the PSM led directly to an impact on overall crime, with a significant reduction in crimes per 100,000 persons per year after the introduction of the PSM. The majority of the overall crime drop attributable to implementation of POP was driven by reductions in property crime. It was noted that the leadership influence of the PSM was not effective in reducing all types of crime. Crimes against the person where not affected by the introduction of the PSM and public nuisance crimes largely followed the forecasted, upward trajectory.

Practical implications

The driver behind the PSM was Commissioner Hyde and the success of the PSM is largely attributable to his strong commitment to transformational leadership and a top‐down approach to implementation. These qualities encapsulate the original ideas behind POP that Goldstein (1979, 2003), back in 1979, highlighted as critical for the success of future POP programs.

Social implications

Reducing crime is an important part of creating safe communities and improving quality of life for all citizens. This research shows that successful implementation of the PSM within South Australia under the strong leadership of Commissioner Hyde was a major factor in reducing property crime and overall crime rates.

Originality/value

This paper is valuable because it demonstrates the link between strong leadership in policing, the commissioner's vision for POP and how his vision then translated into widespread adoption of POP. The study empirically shows that the statewide adoption of POP led to significant reductions in crime, particularly property crime.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

William Baker

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Reference Reviews, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Article
Publication date: 11 March 2014

Kerry D. Carson, David S. Baker and Patricia A. Lanier

The purpose of this research is to assess the impact of espoused individual cultural traits on proactive behaviors within an organizational environment. While there have…

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Purpose

The purpose of this research is to assess the impact of espoused individual cultural traits on proactive behaviors within an organizational environment. While there have been many reports about the positive outcomes of proactivity, there is much less known about the antecedents, particularly those related to culture.

Design/methodology/approach

Sales employees (n=147) in a multi-national organization from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA were surveyed to assess the impact of cultural trait influences on proactive behavior at the individual level. Using linear regression and partial least squares structural equation modeling, three independent variables were found to be significant antecedents to proactive behavior.

Findings

Long-term orientation positively influenced proactive behaviors as did uncertainty avoidance. Uncertainty avoidance was hypothesized to have a negative impact on proactive behaviors, but the results of this study implied that individuals found it safer to adjust to a fluid environment rather than to remain inflexible. No relationship was found between power distance and proactivity. Masculinity was found to be positively related to proactive behaviors but collectivism was not.

Research limitations/implications

The results of this study should be limited to its own population and not generalized to larger, more culturally diverse populations which were not represented in the sample.

Practical implications

This study provides better understanding of managerial proactive behavior related to cultural traits, particularly in the domain of field sales.

Originality/value

This study is unique in that it explores individual proactivity in an organizational selling environment related to cultural traits at the individual level.

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Management Research Review, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-8269

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Library Management, vol. 19 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1991

AIRWORK Ltd. of Bournemouth, the major UK‐based aviation support organisation has greatly expanded its Production and Repairs capability.

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AIRWORK Ltd. of Bournemouth, the major UK‐based aviation support organisation has greatly expanded its Production and Repairs capability.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 63 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 December 2002

Mike McGrath

The Budapest Open Access Initiative has sparked a new round of papers and news items on open access initiatives. Their growth approaches critical mass and all players…

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The Budapest Open Access Initiative has sparked a new round of papers and news items on open access initiatives. Their growth approaches critical mass and all players, including paid for document delivery agents, need to look to their laurels. Copyright remains an old perennial, but more so at present with the implementation date for the new EU directive approaching. Heads must come out of the sand at last if libraries are to apply the new rules efficiently. Other issues that are prominent in the literature this quarter will come as no surprise to readers – electronic journals and site licensing, resource sharing and full text retrospective conversion. At last there is more and better systematic attention being paid to the end user and ILDS will reflect and develop this welcome move.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 30 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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