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Publication date: 8 July 2010

Nelson Phillips, Graham Sewell and Dot Griffiths

When Joan Woodward died in 1971 at the age of 54, she left behind an enormous professional and personal legacy. This volume is a tribute to her work and life, to the…

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When Joan Woodward died in 1971 at the age of 54, she left behind an enormous professional and personal legacy. This volume is a tribute to her work and life, to the profound effect she had on those she worked with, and to the important impact her work has had on how we think about organizations. It is also a tribute to a woman who succeeded in what was, at the time, overwhelmingly a man's world. That she was only the second woman appointed as a full professor at Imperial College London provides ample evidence of her success in the unlikely and very masculine setting of post-war Britain.

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Technology and Organization: Essays in Honour of Joan Woodward
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-984-8

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Publication date: 10 September 2018

Caroyln Garrity, Eric W. Liguori and Jeff Muldoon

This paper aims to offer a critical biography of Joan Woodward, often considered the founder of contingency theory. This paper examines Woodward’s background to develop a…

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Purpose

This paper aims to offer a critical biography of Joan Woodward, often considered the founder of contingency theory. This paper examines Woodward’s background to develop a more complete understanding of the factors that influenced her work.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper draws on insights gained from personal correspondence with two colleagues of Woodward, one who recruited her to the Imperial College where she conducted her most prominent work and one whom she recruited while at the college. In addition, Woodward’s original work, academic literature, published remembrances and a plethora of other secondary sources are reviewed.

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By connecting these otherwise disparate sources of information, a more complete understanding of Woodward’s work and its context is provided. It is argued that Woodward’s education, training, brilliance, values, the relative weakness of British sociology and the need to improve the economy helped to make Woodward’s work both original and practical.

Originality/value

The originality of this work is to examine the work of Woodward through the lens of critical biography. Despite Woodward’s contributions, Woodward remains an underappreciated figure. The purpose is to provide her contribution against the backdrop of the British industrial and educational sphere.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Christine Page and Elzbieta Lepkowska‐White

In this study, a framework is developed that can be used to build “Web equity”, which is defined as consumer familiarity and perceptions about a Web site. The framework is…

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In this study, a framework is developed that can be used to build “Web equity”, which is defined as consumer familiarity and perceptions about a Web site. The framework is rooted in traditional brand equity dimensions (brand awareness and brand image) and is supported by four categories of factors identified as important to consumers in building value in online companies: marketer and non‐marketer communications, Web site design, vendor characteristics, and product/service characteristics. How these factors impact consumer awareness and image of a dot.com are discussed and ways in which online companies can effectively use these tools to develop strong Web equity are suggested.

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Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0736-3761

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Publication date: 4 January 2016

Kishore Singh and Peter Best

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of implementing multi-view visualization methods to assist auditors in reviewing the integrity of…

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The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of implementing multi-view visualization methods to assist auditors in reviewing the integrity of high-volume accounting transactions. Modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems record several thousands of transactions daily. This makes it difficult to find a few instances of anomalous activities among legitimate transactions. Although continuous auditing and continuous monitoring systems perform substantial analytics, they often produce lengthy reports that require painstaking post-analysis. Approaches that reduce the burden of excessive information are more likely to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the audit process. The authors address this issue by designing and testing the use of visualization methods to present information graphically, to assist auditors in detecting anomalous and potentially fraudulent accounts payable transactions. The strength of the authors ' approach is its capacity for discovery and recognition of new and unexpected insights.

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Data were obtained from the SAP enterprise (ERP) system of a real-world organization. A framework for performing visual analytics was developed and applied to the data to determine its usefulness and effectiveness in identifying anomalous activities.

Findings

The paper provides valuable insights into understanding the use of different types of visualizations to effectively identify anomalous activities.

Research limitations/implications

Because this study emphasizes asset misappropriation, generalizing these findings to other categories of fraud, such as accounts receivable, must be made with caution.

Practical implications

This paper provides a framework for developing an automated visualization solution which may have implications in practice.

Originality/value

This paper demonstrates the need to understand the effectiveness of visualizations in detecting accounting fraud. This is directly applicable to organizations investigating methods of improving fraud detection in their ERP systems.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures
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ISBN: 978-1-84855-250-0

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Publication date: 14 October 2009

Rune Elvik, Alena Høye, Truls Vaa and Michael Sørensen

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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures
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ISBN: 978-1-84855-250-0

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Charles Dennis, Tino Fenech and Bill Merrilees

The “4Ps” of the marketing mix have long been popular with students, tutors, trainers and practitioners as a learning and teaching aid. The purpose of this paper is to…

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The “4Ps” of the marketing mix have long been popular with students, tutors, trainers and practitioners as a learning and teaching aid. The purpose of this paper is to present an equivalent tool for retail and e‐retail: “Sale the 7Cs”.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is by reference to and synthesis of other authors’ versions of the marketing, retail and e‐retail mixes, distilled into a simplified framework.

Findings

The findings or outcome of the study are summarised into a framework that has seven components, linked by the “C” mnemonic. Starting with C1 for convenience; the framework also includes C2 for customer value and benefit, C3 for cost to the customer, C4 for computing and category management, C5 for customer franchise, C6 for customer care and service and C7 for communication and customer relationships. This simplified mnemonic is new for (e‐)retail.

Originality/value

Mini case examples are used to illustrate the applicability. These have a practical value for trainers and educators as specimen answers to activity exercises. Retailers may find the convenient 7Cs structure useful when planning strategies and tactics.

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International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, vol. 33 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-0552

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Publication date: 1 November 2003

Michael Beverland and Adam Lindgreen

Despite the recent failures of many e‐businesses, the consensus remains that firms will need to develop e‐commerce strategies if they are to compete in the future…

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Despite the recent failures of many e‐businesses, the consensus remains that firms will need to develop e‐commerce strategies if they are to compete in the future. However, there is little by way of empirical research on how firms can successfully do so. We examine a case of a large global Internet start‐up in a heretofore neglected sector, that of adult entertainment. Our findings indicate the difficulties faced by Internet start‐ups, as they seek to build mass‐market penetration while controlling marketing and acquisition costs. The case also demonstrates the role that historical positioning and previous industry associations play in the development of an online brand.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Publication date: 15 June 2020

Sandra Waddock and Jegoo Lee

This chapter opens up a question central to the mission of the business in society field as it has evolved since the formation of division in the Academy of Management…

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This chapter opens up a question central to the mission of the business in society field as it has evolved since the formation of division in the Academy of Management (AOM): What are the (future) distinctive competencies of business in society scholarship? We first empirically demonstrate that core topics to the business in society field, as represented by the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the AOM, are now disseminated broadly throughout the management academy, represented by AOM. We call this dissemination the popularity paradox, because it demonstrates that SIM is not well connected with other divisions, that is, sub-disciplines of management despite that they are now regularly dealing with its core questions. Given that SIM’s (and business in society’s) traditional foci are now widely dispersed, the authors argue that it is time for business in society scholars, with SIM as proxy, to begin tackling new core issues that put growing civilizational threats around sustainability and the consequent need for system change and transformation front and center. In a sense, the authors argue that business in society scholars need to return to their roots of seriously questioning the roles and functions of businesses in society through a critical lens that asks and seeks to answer – today’s emerging new and tough questions, though the questions now emphasize the sustainability of human civilization as we know it.

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Publication date: 1 March 1988

J.A. Piper and A. Stewart

The paper explains the principles and approach taken to introduce the general management philosophy into a community unit; and the way in which it has been implemented is…

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The paper explains the principles and approach taken to introduce the general management philosophy into a community unit; and the way in which it has been implemented is also addressed. The paper also demonstrates how a management educator and practising manager have worked together in an action research mode not only to plan the ‘what’ but also the ‘how’.

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Journal of Management in Medicine, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-9235

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