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Publication date: 16 August 2022

Tünde Erdös, Joshua Wilt and Michael Tichelmann

Little is known about how individual differences play out in the process of authentic self-development (ASD) through workplace coaching. This article explores whether the…

Abstract

Purpose

Little is known about how individual differences play out in the process of authentic self-development (ASD) through workplace coaching. This article explores whether the Big Five personality traits and affective, behavioral, cognitive and desire (ABCDs) components of the Big Five personality traits were relevant to ASD, specifically examining the role of affect as a potential mediator.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 176 clients' personality was assessed pre-coaching. Aspects of ASD (perceived competence, goal commitment, self-concordance and goal stability) were assessed post-coaching. Clients' affect balance (AB) scores were obtained post-session.

Findings

Multilevel path models showed that higher levels of mean AB (but not the slope) mediated the associations between personality and perceived competence and goal commitment. Personality predicted goal self-concordance, but these effects were not mediated by AB, neither personality nor AB predicted goal stability.

Research limitations/implications

The authors encourage randomized controlled trials to further test findings of this study. Ruling out method variance is not possible completely. However, the authors put forth considerations to support the authors' claim that method variance did not overly influence our results.

Practical implications

These results suggest the necessity of an optimal experience of affect for ASD in workplace coaching and the understanding of how ABCDs, AB and ASD are related beyond coaching psychology.

Social implications

A deeper understanding of personality processes is important for fostering ASD to meet the challenges of management development in the authors' volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) world.

Originality/value

This is the first study to test personality as a process in workplace coaching linking personality to one of the most valued leadership skills: authenticity.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Article
Publication date: 13 September 2021

Bence Tipary, András Kovács and Ferenc Gábor Erdős

The purpose of this paper is to give a comprehensive solution method for the manipulation of parts with complex geometries arriving in bulk into a robotic assembly cell…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to give a comprehensive solution method for the manipulation of parts with complex geometries arriving in bulk into a robotic assembly cell. As bin-picking applications are still not reliable in intricate workcells, first, the problem is transformed to a semi-structured pick-and-place application, then by collecting and organizing the required process planning steps, a methodology is formed to achieve reliable factory applications even in crowded assembly cell environments.

Design/methodology/approach

The process planning steps are separated into offline precomputation and online planning. The offline phase focuses on preparing the operation and reducing the online computational burdens. During the online phase, the parts laying in a semi-structured arrangement are first recognized and localized based on their stable equilibrium using two-dimensional vision. Then, the picking sequence and corresponding collision-free robot trajectories are planned and optimized.

Findings

The proposed method was evaluated in a geometrically complex experimental workcell, where it ensured precise, collision-free operation. Moreover, the applied planning processes could significantly reduce the execution time compared to heuristic approaches.

Research limitations/implications

The methodology can be further generalized by considering multiple part types and grasping modes. Additionally, the automation of grasp planning and the enhancement of part localization, sequence planning and path smoothing with more advanced solutions are further research directions.

Originality/value

The paper proposes a novel methodology that combines geometrical computations, image processing and combinatorial optimization, adapted to the requirements of flexible pick-and-place applications. The methodology covers each required planning step to reach reliable and more efficient operation.

Article
Publication date: 30 November 2021

Bence Tipary and Ferenc Gábor Erdős

The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel measurement technique and a modelless calibration method for improving the positioning accuracy of a three-axis parallel…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel measurement technique and a modelless calibration method for improving the positioning accuracy of a three-axis parallel kinematic machine (PKM). The aim is to present a low-cost calibration alternative, for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as educational and research teams, with no expensive measuring devices at their disposal.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a chessboard pattern on a ground-truth plane, a digital indicator, a two-dimensional eye-in-hand camera and a laser pointer, positioning errors are explored in the machine workspace. With the help of these measurements, interpolation functions are set up per direction, resulting in an interpolation vector function to compensate the volumetric errors in the workspace.

Findings

Based on the proof-of-concept system for the linear-delta PKM, it is shown that using the proposed measurement technique and modelless calibration method, positioning accuracy is significantly improved using simple setups.

Originality/value

In the proposed method, a combination of low-cost devices is applied to improve the three-dimensional positioning accuracy of a PKM. By using the presented tools, the parametric kinematic model is not required; furthermore, the calibration setup is simple, there is no need for hand–eye calibration and special fixturing in the machine workspace.

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Industrial Robot: the international journal of robotics research and application, vol. 49 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-991X

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Article
Publication date: 19 January 2015

Sameer Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to attempt to provide a review of the growing literature on co-authorship networks and the research gaps that may be investigated for future…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to attempt to provide a review of the growing literature on co-authorship networks and the research gaps that may be investigated for future studies in this field.

Design/methodology/approach

The existing literature on co-authorship networks was identified, evaluated and interpreted. Narrative review style was followed.

Findings

Co-authorship, a proxy of research collaboration, is a key mechanism that links different sets of talent to produce a research output. Co-authorship could also be seen from the perspective of social networks. An in-depth analysis of such knowledge networks provides an opportunity to investigate its structure. Patterns of these relationships could reveal, for example, the mechanism that shapes our scientific community. The study provides a review of the expanding literature on co-authorship networks.

Originality/value

This is one of the first comprehensive reviews of network-based studies on co-authorship. The field is fast evolving, opening new gaps for potential research. The study identifies some of these gaps.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 67 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Book part
Publication date: 18 July 2016

Christopher J. Quinn, Matthew J. Quinn, Alan D. Olinsky and John T. Quinn

Online social networks are increasingly important venues for businesses to promote their products and image. However, information propagation in online social networks is…

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Online social networks are increasingly important venues for businesses to promote their products and image. However, information propagation in online social networks is significantly more complicated compared to traditional transmission media such as newspaper, radio, and television. In this chapter, we will discuss research on modeling and forecasting diffusion of virally marketed content in social networks. Important aspects include the content and its presentation, the network topology, and transmission dynamics. Theoretical models, algorithms, and case studies of viral marketing will be explored.

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Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-534-8

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Article
Publication date: 17 April 2007

Nikolaos Korfiatis, Marios Poulos and George Bokos

The purpose of this research is to address the need for a definition of metadata descriptors for use in enhancing the accuracy of bibliometric instruments of scholarly…

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Purpose

The purpose of this research is to address the need for a definition of metadata descriptors for use in enhancing the accuracy of bibliometric instruments of scholarly evaluation, such as the impact factor.

Design/methodology/approach

A semantic vocabulary – COAP – is constructed, deployed on top of the Resource Description Framework (RDF), by extending the Friend‐of‐a‐Friend (FOAF) schema.

Findings

An extension of the FOAF vocabulary is considered as the ability to describe a publication record such as this paper in terms of scholar contributions and participations. In order to achieve that, the FOAF vocabulary is extended.

Practical implications

The application of this semantic vocabulary could be used as a way of enhancing the accuracy of source data for bibliometric evaluation instruments.

Originality/value

The paper discusses how metadata descriptors can contribute to the improvement of already established scholar evaluation instruments such as the impact factor. It will be of use in the development of digital libraries.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Article
Publication date: 9 October 2020

Zsolt Bedő, Katalin Erdős and Luke Pittaway

Research on entrepreneurial ecosystems has advanced over recent years and has become a popular topic. Despite the interest, previous work has focused on entrepreneurial…

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Purpose

Research on entrepreneurial ecosystems has advanced over recent years and has become a popular topic. Despite the interest, previous work has focused on entrepreneurial ecosystems in large cities in the United States. Ecosystems in small cities, underpopulated rural areas, university towns and outside the USA have not been considered much. This paper begins to address this deficit by reviewing three groups of literature.

Design/methodology/approach

From the review, the paper builds a conceptual framework to consider entrepreneurial ecosystems led by universities. After summarizing the literature on entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurial universities and entrepreneurship education, the paper suggests a conceptual framework outlying the structure, components and mechanisms that enable universities to operate as catalysts in the creation of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Findings

It is evident that on many of the “ingredients” of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, a resource-constrained environment would have many gaps. Building an entrepreneurship ecosystem in such contexts would be inherently challenging. The model presented suggests that the presence of a university in such locations should enhance the prospects of progress but that the nature of the university itself would impact any outcomes. Universities that make concerted efforts to be entrepreneurial and that have entrepreneurship programmes have strategies available to them that can enhance entrepreneurship ecosystems over time.

Originality/value

The contribution of this paper is to show “how” a university and its entrepreneurship programme can operationally address deficits in a local ecosystem and how it might bring about positive change. The paper also opens new avenues for entrepreneurship education researchers.

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Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol. 27 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1462-6004

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1990

Leslie de Chernatony

There is an erroneously held view that postal surveys cannotachieve sufficient response rates to overcome non‐response bias and arebest suited when budgets are limited…

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There is an erroneously held view that postal surveys cannot achieve sufficient response rates to overcome non‐response bias and are best suited when budgets are limited. This article reviews the increasing number of published studies which show that, with planning, high response rates can be achieved. It reports on a survey of members of the Postal Research Special Interest Group (formed under the auspices of the Market Research Society). Current postal research practice is highlighted and inferences drawn about the mechanics associated with high response rates.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2021

Brigid Ovitt

This chapter describes the curriculum for one nine-week unit called “The United States of America and Native America.” This unit was part of a two-year course for students…

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This chapter describes the curriculum for one nine-week unit called “The United States of America and Native America.” This unit was part of a two-year course for students in grades 11 and 12 at a small, independent school in the Southwest. The school began as a US government–sponsored boarding school in the nineteenth century, tasked with assimilating Indigenous children into white US culture. Over the past century the school's mission has evolved significantly. During the nineteenth century, efforts were made to locate and recruit students in far-flung rural (mostly Hispanic) communities in New Mexico without access to a local high school. This effort has since expanded to offering a college preparatory education to local populations, who are less likely to enjoy private school or college educations, and to international students. This chapter gathers research about “decolonizing education” (Brayboy & Lomawaima, 2018; Jacob, 2018; Fryberg & Markus, 2007; and Deyhle & Swisher, 1997; Dunbar-Ortiz, 2014) and considers the extent to which the curriculum is effective for students who identify as Indigenous.

Book part
Publication date: 14 July 2014

Antoine Vernet, Martin Kilduff and Ammon Salter

Bipartite networks (e.g., software developers linked to open-source projects) are common in settings studied by organization scholars. But the structure underlying…

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Bipartite networks (e.g., software developers linked to open-source projects) are common in settings studied by organization scholars. But the structure underlying bipartite networks tends to be overlooked. Commonly, two modes are reduced to one mode for analysis, causing loss of information. We review techniques for projecting 2-modes onto 1-mode and discuss 2-mode measures of clustering. We also address the potential for 2-mode theory development concerning (a) how change in one mode influences change in the other, (b) the question of two types of agency, and (c) how diversity in one mode is a substitute for diversity in the other mode.

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Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-751-1

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