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Publication date: 25 November 2020

Melody (Fan) Yang

To explain the key amendments to China’s rules governing fund custody business and highlight the implications for private fund managers.

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Purpose

To explain the key amendments to China’s rules governing fund custody business and highlight the implications for private fund managers.

Design/methodology/approach

The article analyses, from the perspective of private fund managers, the key amendments to the rules governing fund the custody business in China in terms of custody of fund assets, the fund settlement and clearing process, valuation, disclosure and reports, investment supervision, review of distributions and governance.

Findings

The revised rules governing the fund custody business allow private fund managers to use their global custodian in China locally and leave room for managers and custodians to agree on their responsibilities and risk allocation in the fund contract.

Originality/value

The article offers practical guidance on how private fund managers may contractually allocate responsibilities and risks between themselves and fund custodians in the fund contract.

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Publication date: 21 August 2023

Alaeldin Abdalla, Xiaodong Li and Fan Yang

Besides ensuring traditional project objectives, expatriate construction professionals (EXCPs) working on international projects face challenges adapting to unfamiliar…

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Purpose

Besides ensuring traditional project objectives, expatriate construction professionals (EXCPs) working on international projects face challenges adapting to unfamiliar environments with varying construction standards, work practices and cultural values. This puts them at a high risk of job burnout. Thus, this study aims to investigate the antecedents and outcomes of EXCPs' job burnout in the international construction industry.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the Job demands-resource model (JD-R), a theoretical framework was developed. Industry-specific stressors and expatriate management practices were identified using a literature review and interviews. The authors then used a questionnaire survey to collect data from Chinese EXCPs. Exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were then utilized to test hypotheses.

Findings

The findings indicate that early-career EXCPs experience the most severe levels of job burnout. The paths analysis proved the direct and indirect mitigating effects of expatriate management practices on job burnout, and EXCP's job burnout was associated with poor job performance and decreased intention to stay in the international assignment.

Originality/value

While prior research has explored job burnout among construction professionals working on domestic projects, little attention has been given to EXCPs and their unique challenges. This study aims to fill this critical gap in the literature by offering a unique perspective on the antecedents and outcomes of job burnout among EXCPs in international contexts and presents a significant contribution to understanding and addressing occupational health issues faced by EXCPs.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-9988

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Publication date: 21 July 2023

Michael Shick, Nathan Johnson and Yang Fan

The purpose of this viewpoint article is to serve as a discussion starting point regarding organizational leadership’s increasing reliance on AI – in particular, how the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this viewpoint article is to serve as a discussion starting point regarding organizational leadership’s increasing reliance on AI – in particular, how the technology is used as a supplemental tool for supporting rational decision-making. Practical implications and directions for further research are presented.

Design/methodology/approach

With its inception in economics, the concept of rationality has a rich history across multiple research domains. Based on that literature, coupled with the recent advancements in AI, the paper asks: will AI afford organizational leadership the ability to move from making bounded rational decisions to making fully rational decisions? The paper only scratches the surface of such a large question; however, the goal is to start the discussion around the topic.

Findings

While bounded rationality supports efficient decision-making, a complete understanding of any given decision is typically limited, and as a result, neither accuracy nor effectiveness is guaranteed. As AI systems grow in speed and accuracy, they should provide positive support for organizational leaders to make fully rational decisions. AI’s ability to collect and organize data, analyze it, and offer decision alternatives may help close the gap between bounded and rational decision-making.

Originality/value

Although AI research is not new, the recent developments in natural language processing engines has rapidly brought about new possibilities for their use in rational decision-making in the business and organizational context. This is fertile ground for future research, particularly in the area of organizational decision-making.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Article
Publication date: 16 August 2023

Fan Yang, Yifan Fei, Lin Guo, Xiuxiu Bai and Xiaodong Li

Young construction project management practitioners (CPMPs) have unique, complex, and notable occupational mental health problems. However, there were few studies about the…

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Purpose

Young construction project management practitioners (CPMPs) have unique, complex, and notable occupational mental health problems. However, there were few studies about the intervention for occupational mental health of CPMPs, and traditional intervention modes often failed to achieve significant effects. Therefore, this study aims to propose a new and effective intervention method.

Design/methodology/approach

Job crafting intervention was used to design an intervention experiment. A total of 72 CPMPs participated in a 10-week randomized controlled trial in China. Descriptive statistics and repeated measures analysis of variance were used to verify the effectiveness of job crafting intervention (JCI) on job crafting behaviors, job burnout, and work engagement with consideration of the impact of time.

Findings

Results showed that the intervention increased social resources, thus effectively reducing job burnout and promoting work engagement. Time also had a significant impact on cynicism, dedication, and social resources.

Practical implications

The authors should promote the habit of job crafting in CPMPs. Furthermore, in order to facilitate their job crafting, the authors should increase structural and social resources for them, and the authors can also encourage them to undertake challenging demands to increase their self-efficacy and the sense of achievement.

Originality/value

The authors bring into light a new psychological intervention approach among CPMPs, which integrates the advantages of the guidance in traditional organized intervention methods and the proactivity in individual spontaneous job crafting. The authors verify the efficacy of the JCI among CPMPs and help propose countermeasures and suggestions to improve the occupational mental health of CPMPs.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-9988

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Publication date: 6 December 2023

Zhigang Zhou, Xingxing Wen and Fan Yang

Network embeddedness has been widely considered in enterprise innovation as an effective means of overcoming resource dilemmas. However, while focussing on acquiring external…

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Purpose

Network embeddedness has been widely considered in enterprise innovation as an effective means of overcoming resource dilemmas. However, while focussing on acquiring external innovation resources, the existing research often ignores the vital role of internal routine updates. Therefore, this study explores the mechanism by which network embeddedness affects innovation performance of enterprises from the perspective of organisational routine updating.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper proposes a theoretical model based on social network theory and organisational routines–immune response theory. A total of 328 pieces of research data on high-tech enterprises in China were collected, and the hypotheses were verified using hierarchical regression analysis.

Findings

The results show that the two forms of network embeddedness – structural embeddedness and relational embeddedness, have a positive effect on enterprise innovation performance and a significant positive effect on organisational routine revision and organisational routine creation. Both organisational routine revision and organisational routine creation positively affect enterprise innovation performance and partially mediate the relationship between network embeddedness and enterprise innovation performance.

Originality/value

This conclusion provides a new perspective on the impact of network embeddedness on enterprise innovation performance and expands the related research on organisational routine updating. This study provides a theoretical reference for high-tech enterprises to improve their competitiveness and innovation performance through network embeddedness and organisational routine updating.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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Article
Publication date: 7 November 2016

Berndt Allan Lundgren and Fan Yang Wallentin

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how to measure the effect of unobservable factors on residential choice behaviour in an attempt to advance the understanding of how to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how to measure the effect of unobservable factors on residential choice behaviour in an attempt to advance the understanding of how to perform advanced market analysis. This research is important to residential developers, as the diversity of preferences is increasingly driven by lifestyle-based households and affluent households.

Design/methodology/approach

Information about the pros and cons of renting an apartment in an ongoing residential development project in Stockholm came from interviews using the laddering technique. Qualitative data were subsequently analysed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis to confirm which factors had the highest effect on an overall assessment of living in the development and a value-for-money conclusion.

Findings

Among the potentially important factors identified, respondents who became residents perceived the development to be more noise-free than those who did not when stating the overall value of living in the development and making a value-for-money conclusion. The perception of noise differed between the two groups, meaning that those who did not become residents believed the development to be more exposed to noise. The standard of the apartment was the second most influential factor when stating the overall value of living in the development and making a value-for-money conclusion. The belief of being able to relax in the home environment had no significant effect on overall value for either group.

Originality/value

The results show that confirmatory factor analysis can be used in measuring the effect of unobservable factors in residential choice behaviour. The methodology presented may advise developers, architects or planners in evaluating those attributes that create value-for-money to improve, for example, overall design solutions in urban development projects.

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Journal of European Real Estate Research, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-9269

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Article
Publication date: 8 June 2020

Ziyang Song, Fan Yang, Edwin J. Boezeman and Xiaodong Li

The declining attractiveness of construction industry to the new-generation onsite construction professionals (OCPs) in China can be the result of insufficient supply of what they…

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Purpose

The declining attractiveness of construction industry to the new-generation onsite construction professionals (OCPs) in China can be the result of insufficient supply of what they desire at work. There is a lack of studies that make clear the work values of this cohort and the fit between their work value preferences and job supplies. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to address this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

This study focused on Chinese new-generation OCPs. Work values and job supplies were measured by two rounds of questionnaire surveys. Factor analysis was implemented to identify work value types. Paired samples t-test, independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA were performed to figure out work value preferences and degree of supplies–values (S-V) fit and compare them across subgroups.

Findings

Intrinsic, “good time”, work-team-related, altruistic/prestigious and extrinsic work value types were identified. Chinese new-generation OCPs most valued work-team-related and intrinsic work aspects, while significant insufficient supply was relevant to intrinsic, extrinsic and “good time” aspects. Work value preferences and S-V fit showed significant differences among subgroups of gender, growth background, work rank and project type.

Practical implications

The results provide insights for construction companies to practice work-value-based human resource management toward new-generation OCPs and make targeted measures to address the misfit between supplies and values experienced by these OCPs.

Originality/value

This study for the first time examined work values of Chinese new-generation OCPs. It opens a new perspective for research based on S-V fit theory that focused on industry level. The effects of demographic and professional variables on the work values and the degree of S-V fit were revealed. This study thus contributes to the extant literature of work values and S-V fit.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 27 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-9988

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Article
Publication date: 18 October 2018

Zuhao Li, Chenyu Wang, Chen Li, Zhonghan Wang, Fan Yang, He Liu, Yanguo Qin and Jincheng Wang

This paper aims to review the latest applications in terms of three-dimensional printed (3DP) metal implants in orthopedics, and, importantly, the design of 3DP metal implants…

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest applications in terms of three-dimensional printed (3DP) metal implants in orthopedics, and, importantly, the design of 3DP metal implants through a series of cases operated at The Second Hospital of Jilin University were presented.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is available to practitioners who are use 3DP implants in orthopedics. This review began with the deficiency of traditional prostheses and basic concepts of 3DP implants. Then, representative 3DP clinical cases were summarized and compared, and the experiences using customized prostheses and directions for future potential development are also shown.

Findings

The results obtained from the follow-up of clinical applications of 3DP implants show that the 3D designed and printed metal implants could exhibit good bone defect matching, quick and safe joint functional rehabilitation as well as saving time in surgery, which achieved high patient satisfaction collectively.

Originality/value

Single center experiences of 3DP metal implants design were shared and the detailed technical points between various regions were compared and analyzed. In conclusion, the 3DP technology is infusive and will present huge potential to reform future orthopedic practice.

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Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 24 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2546

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Article
Publication date: 22 August 2023

Shiwei Shen, Fan Yang and Marios D. Sotiriadis

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of experience dimensions on the engagement in pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) within nature-based tourism in China. The focus…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of experience dimensions on the engagement in pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) within nature-based tourism in China. The focus was on sustainable/responsible consumer behaviour by the Chinese Gen Z (18–26 years).

Design/methodology/approach

Firstly, a conceptual model was suggested, drawn on experiential marketing approach. Secondly, an empirical study (online survey) with a sample of 580 young persons was conducted and data were analysed using structural equation modeling (SEM).

Findings

It was revealed that the act and feel dimensions significantly influence experiential value (EV), and EV positively affects satisfaction, significantly impacting arousal and memory. Positive outcomes of experience impact Gen Z members’ engagement in PEBs. Furthermore, arousal and memory play a similar and partial mediating role between satisfaction and engagement in PEB.

Practical implications

The insights gained give support and guidance to tourism destinations and suppliers to promote environmentally friendly behaviour among tourists. This understanding is valuable and useful to industry practitioners in elaborating and implementing the appropriate strategies to stimulate, motivate and promote tourists’ PEB.

Originality/value

This study elaborates an integrative framework, drawn on a marketing approach and establishing a relationship between experiential dimensions and engagement in PEB through the mediating factors of perceived EV, satisfaction, memory and arousal. It provides tourism researchers with new perspective and insights on tourism experience and consumption behaviour.

目的

本研究证实了体验维度对于中国自然旅游地游客的亲环境旅游行为(PEB)的影响。研究对象聚焦于中国Z世代(18 至26 岁)游客的亲环境行为。

设计/方法/途径

本研究基于体验营销, 提出了一个概念模型, 对580名Z世代游客进行了实证研究(在线调查), 并采用结构方程模型(SEM)对数据进行分析。

结果

结果表明, 行动维度和情感维度显著影响体验价值, 体验价值正向影响满意度, 满意度显著影响唤醒度和记忆。体验后的积极结果会影响Z世代游客的亲环境行为的参与。此外, 唤醒度和记忆在满意度和亲环境行为参与之间起平行的部分中介作用。

实践意义

研究结果可为旅游目的地的管理者和从业者提供借鉴和参考, 以促进游客的环保行为。这对于旅游业从业者制定和采取恰当的策略来促进和激励游客的亲环境行为也具有重要意义。

原创性/价值

本研究基于营销方法, 构建了一个整合框架, 并通过体验价值、满意度, 记忆和唤醒度等中介, 建构了体验维度和参与亲环境行为之间的关系, 拓展了旅游体验及消费行为的研究视角。

Propósito

El propósito de este estudio fue examinar el impacto de las dimensiones de la experiencia en el comportamiento turístico proambiental (CTP) en el turismo de naturaleza en China, centrándose en el comportamiento sostenible y responsable de la Generación Z china (entre 18 y 26 años).

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Se propuso un modelo conceptual basado en el enfoque del marketing experiencial. Posteriormente, se llevó a cabo un estudio empírico mediante una encuesta en línea a 580 jóvenes, y los datos obtenidos se analizaron utilizando SEM (Modelado de Ecuaciones Estructurales).

Hallazgos

Se encontró que las dimensiones “actuar” y “sentir” tienen una influencia significativa en el valor experiencial, y este último impacta positivamente en la satisfacción, lo cual a su vez influye en la excitación y la memoria. Los resultados positivos de la experiencia turística tienen un efecto en el compromiso de los miembros de la Generación Z con el comportamiento turístico proambiental. Además, tanto la excitación como la memoria desempeñan un papel parcialmente mediador entre la satisfacción y el compromiso en el CTP.

Implicaciones practices

Los conocimientos obtenidos en este estudio brindan apoyo y orientación a los actores del sector turístico para fomentar un comportamiento respetuoso con el medio ambiente entre los turistas y visitantes. Esta comprensión es valiosa y útil para los profesionales del sector al diseñar e implementar estrategias adecuadas que estimulen, motiven y promuevan el comportamiento turístico proambiental.

Originalidad

Este estudio presenta un marco integrador basado en el enfoque del marketing experiencial, estableciendo una relación entre las dimensiones experienciales y el compromiso en el CTP a través de factores mediadores como el valor experiencial percibido, la satisfacción, la memoria y la excitación. Proporciona a los investigadores del turismo una nueva perspectiva y conocimientos sobre la experiencia turística y el comportamiento de consumo.

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Publication date: 19 March 2024

Giacomo Morri, Fan Yang and Federico Colantoni

The aim of this research paper is to analyze the connection between ESG performance and financial performance within the real estate sector. By focusing on ESG ratings and pillar…

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Purpose

The aim of this research paper is to analyze the connection between ESG performance and financial performance within the real estate sector. By focusing on ESG ratings and pillar scores as proxies for ESG performance, the study investigates how these factors impact both profitability and market indicators.

Design/methodology/approach

With data sourced from over 680 publicly listed real estate companies, the research employs a fixed effects regression model to analyze the findings. By utilizing this method, the study can assess the impact of governance, environmental and social factors on both the accounting and market performance of real estate companies.

Findings

The outcomes of this study underscore a link between sustainability, particularly environmental aspects and financial performance. However, the study also reveals a contrasting result: governance factors are associated with adverse financial outcomes. Nevertheless, it is important to highlight the limitations as the results present a mixed picture with limited significant findings.

Practical implications

Companies should prioritize improvements in environment to boost profitability, while they should carefully consider the costs and benefits associated with enhancing their governance structure.

Originality/value

By focusing on this industry and adopting a global perspective, the study addresses a gap in the literature. The research’s innovative approach to utilizing ESG ratings and pillar scores as proxies for ESG performance enhances its originality. Furthermore, the research’s identification of the differing impacts of environmental and governance factors on financial outcomes add novel perspectives to the discourse.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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