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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1997

Mohammed Salleh and Donald Grunewald

Multinational companies are very active players in the business environment in the Asia Pacific region. This article gives some views on how a multinational corporation…

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Multinational companies are very active players in the business environment in the Asia Pacific region. This article gives some views on how a multinational corporation should approach this region. The major differences between the Asia Pacific region and other regions of the world are underlined and specific steps in strategy formulation and implementation at the business and corporate level are proposed.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 1 July 2006

Donald F. Grunewald and Donald Grunewald

To provide a case study with instructor's note to help students learn about the problems of possible closure of a business or other alternatives for the specific store…

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Purpose

To provide a case study with instructor's note to help students learn about the problems of possible closure of a business or other alternatives for the specific store from the points of view of management of the company, employees, town leaders and possible buyers of the store.

Design/methodology/approach

A large regional supermarket chain in northeastern United States which has European ownership is considering what to do about a small obsolete store in a beachfront community. The supermarket chain could close the store, refurbish it, build a new store, or sell the present store to employees of the store or sell it to competitors. The store is the only supermarket in town. Closure would have adverse economic impacts on the community, which concerns the leadership of the town. Management of the chain needs to consider these options. If management decides to close or sell the store, local employees of the store need to consider whether they should attempt to purchase the store if they can raise the capital needed to buy and refurbish the store.

Findings

Students must come up with solutions to the problems posed in the case. The instructor's note provides some possible findings.

Practical implications

This case will help prepare students to study such issues as closing a business, sale or other disposition of a business and the role of the community in such decisions.

Originality/value

This paper consists of an original case study based upon an actual experience of one of the authors in a supermarket facing possible sale or closure.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 1 December 2002

Donald Grunewald and Philip Baron

This case concerns a decision to become an entrepreneur by entering the vending machine business. A high school teacher wants to supplement his income, and a part‐time…

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This case concerns a decision to become an entrepreneur by entering the vending machine business. A high school teacher wants to supplement his income, and a part‐time business seems an attractive possibility. The case points up issues involved in such a decision and raises the matter of information required to make such a choice. The underlying issue is the problem of what needs to be known to enter a business, what factors should be considered, and the importance of approaching the matter systematically.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 4 December 2017

Azrah Anparasan and Miguel Lejeune

The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel evidence-based Haddon matrix that identifies intervention options for organizations and governments responding to an…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel evidence-based Haddon matrix that identifies intervention options for organizations and governments responding to an epidemic in a developing economy.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature review of articles published within a year of the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Two separate types of literature sources are used – academic and non-academic – to apprehend the value and role of interventions implemented and/or identified.

Findings

The Haddon matrix helps break down the challenges involved in the containment of an epidemic into smaller, manageable components. This research shows that the matrix enables visualization of past evidence, help dissect various informational sources, and increase collaboration across humanitarian organizations. It will also serve as a building block for academics to identify new research directions to respond to epidemic outbreaks.

Research limitations/implications

The analysis focuses on the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Future work will be directed to generalize the identified recommendations and insights to a broader context.

Originality/value

This paper presents an evidence-based Haddon matrix that infers recommendations and insights based on past evidence for each phase (pre-event, response, and post-event) and factor (agent, host, physical environment, and socio-cultural environment) of an epidemic and for various stakeholders (humanitarian organizations, governments, and academics). The matrix provides a structured framework to identify interventions and best practices to address challenges during an epidemic outbreak.

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Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-6747

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Publication date: 18 January 2002

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The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-836-1

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Publication date: 19 January 2010

Maggie Balistreri

The purpose of this paper is to present an annotated bibliography of the new poetry volumes from the Poets House 2009 Poetry Showcase.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an annotated bibliography of the new poetry volumes from the Poets House 2009 Poetry Showcase.

Design/methodology/approach

The titles were selected from the Poets House 2009 Poetry Showcase as titles that are both challenging and accessible.

Findings

This list provides the librarian and reader with a guide to collection development in poetry.

Originality/value

This is one of the few lists of its kind showcasing contemporary poetry.

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Collection Building, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Article
Publication date: 26 November 2020

Jillian Alderman and Maretno Harjoto

This study aims to examine the relationship between the duration (in days) of states’ shelter-in-place orders; state demographic characteristics; and the rates of spread…

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Purpose

This study aims to examine the relationship between the duration (in days) of states’ shelter-in-place orders; state demographic characteristics; and the rates of spread (cases), death (mortality), and recovery of COVID-19 in the USA.

Design/methodology/approach

State-level data across 50 states and Washington D.C. from January 23, 2020, to June 11, 2020, and a multivariate regression analysis were used to empirically investigate the impacts of the duration of shelter-in-place orders and state demographic characteristics on the rates of cases, mortality and recovery per capita of COVID-19.

Findings

This study finds that a longer duration of a shelter-in-place order is associated with lower cases and deaths per capita from COVID-19. This study also finds that demographic characteristics, such as the percentage of people who are unsheltered homeless, family size, percentage of individuals with health insurance, income inequality, unemployment rate, gender and race, are related to cases, mortality and recovery rates of COVID-19.

Social implications

This study offers policy implications for state and locality (e.g., city, region and country) lockdown decisions and salient demographics to consider curbing the spread and mortality rate of the COVID-19 pandemic. Study results are important to consider as the world braces for the anticipated resurgence of COVID-19.

Originality/value

This study reveals that the duration of shelter-in-place orders and demographics in states are related to the rates of spread, mortality, and recovery of COVID-19.

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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