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Julian Barling, Frank Slater and E. Kevin Kelloway

Investigated whether emotional intelligence (EQ) is associated with the use of transformational leadership in 49 managers. Managers completed questionnaires assessing…

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Investigated whether emotional intelligence (EQ) is associated with the use of transformational leadership in 49 managers. Managers completed questionnaires assessing their own emotional intelligence and attributional style; their subordinates (n = 187) provided ratings of their transformational leadership. Controlling for attributional style, multivariate analyses of covariance showed that three aspects of transformational leadership (i.e. idealized influence, inspirational motivation, and individualized consideration) and constructive transactions differed according to level of emotional intelligence. In contrast, no multivariate effects emerged for transactional leadership (i.e. laissez faire or management‐by‐exception). Some suggestions for future research are offered.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Binks‐Bullows Ltd, Pelsall Road, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7HW, were able to quote for, supply, install and commission a two‐gun automatic spray painting plant in record…

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Binks‐Bullows Ltd, Pelsall Road, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7HW, were able to quote for, supply, install and commission a two‐gun automatic spray painting plant in record time at GKN Transmissions' BRD Co Ltd, by specifying one of their recently announced Modan modular equipment packages. It allowed BRD to bring their finishing shop back up to full output of 10,000 vehicle propellor shafts per day in half the time anticipated after a fire had destroyed part of their plant.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Chemische Industrie Synres B.V., of Hoek van Holland, has now disclosed a number of projects to extend their activities in the USA. The synthetic resin plant in…

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Chemische Industrie Synres B.V., of Hoek van Holland, has now disclosed a number of projects to extend their activities in the USA. The synthetic resin plant in Kenilworth, New Jersey, which was acquired in 1973, will change its name to Synres Chemical Corporation. Through this subsidiary a number of companies has now been acquired in the USA, viz. Shanco Plastics and Chemicals, Tonawanda, N.Y., Custom Chemicals Co, Elmwood Park, N.J., and the synthetic resin division of Stepan Chemical Co, Anaheim, California.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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John Suzuki has joined Chemitrade Ltd. as product manager. He was previously with Honeywell and Stein Ltd.

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John Suzuki has joined Chemitrade Ltd. as product manager. He was previously with Honeywell and Stein Ltd.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 13 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Mad Muse: The Mental Illness Memoir in a Writer's Life and Work
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-810-0

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Mad Muse: The Mental Illness Memoir in a Writer's Life and Work
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Mad Muse: The Mental Illness Memoir in a Writer's Life and Work
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-810-0

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Man Zhang and Patriya S. Tansuhaj

The increasing economic importance and the number of born global firms make it worthwhile to study what leads to their success in the international market. To better…

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The increasing economic importance and the number of born global firms make it worthwhile to study what leads to their success in the international market. To better understand this international business phenomenon, we conducted in‐depth interviews with managers, coupled with public database and Web site searches. Research propositions were developed based on an extensive qualitative method. The relationship between organizational culture, information technology capability, and performance is proposed in the context of born global firms, based on viewing the concept of IT capability from the resource‐based view. We further provide recommendations for managers, theoretical contributions and suggestions for future research.

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Multinational Business Review, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1525-383X

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Rajshekhar (Raj) G. Javalgi, Charles L. Martin and Robert B. Young

As service organizations continue to expand internationally, the need to be able to understand consumers in faraway places is increasing. Marketing research is a key…

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Purpose

As service organizations continue to expand internationally, the need to be able to understand consumers in faraway places is increasing. Marketing research is a key mechanism through which service companies understand their current as well as potential customers. As service organizations contemplate the global marketplace, there is increasing demand for managers to understand customer behavior in multiple countries. This article aims to discuss the importance of market research information in developing a market orientation and its impact on international service organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

Extant literature is reviewed and discussed pertaining to the interrelationships between market research, market orientation and customer relationship management (CRM)‐related issues. Conceptual models are presented to illustrate the interrelationships between these streams of research.

Findings

Several anecdotal and case examples are used to illustrate the essential linkages between market research, market orientation, and CRM. These include the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Federal Express, Hallmark Cards, Harrah's Entertainment and, most notably, VeriFone.

Practical implications

The key implications revolve around the notion that in today's hyper‐competitive markets service firms must be market‐oriented in order to be competitive, and that market research plays a critical role in generating the needed data on which a market orientation can be developed and implemented, which, in turn, can enhance the practice of CRM.

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The article promises to help service providers address the challenge of generating and using market research data to develop a market orientation and a corresponding CRM program.

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Frank G. Adams, Colin B. Gabler and V. Myles Landers

This paper aims to examine the common roots of both logistics and sustainability phenomena in supply chains to derive a new potential construct, green logistics competency.

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the common roots of both logistics and sustainability phenomena in supply chains to derive a new potential construct, green logistics competency.

Design/methodology/approach

Theoretical synthesis and conceptualization of new construct.

Findings

Based on Madhavaram and Hunt’s (2008) resource hierarchy concept, the key to successfully competing with a sustainable supply chain may lie in whether the resources enabling both sustainability and effective supply chains are interdependent, as opposed to merely co-existent.

Research limitations/implications

Most current theory regarding sustainable supply chains regards environmentally-friendly factors as resources that are additively bundled with supply chain resources. To determine if competitive performance differentials exist between truly green supply chains, and supply chains that merely adopt green practices, measurement must account for both the interdependence of green and supply chain resources, and their common cultural antecedents.

Practical implications

The study indicates that it is not sufficient for firms to have expertise in both sustainability and in supply chain practices; managers in each of those areas must develop the cultural antecedents of both supply chain and sustainability excellence if firms are to achieve meaningful competitive capabilities through sustainable supply chains.

Originality/value

This conceptual study addresses a paucity of theory describing how and why organizations build a genuinely green supply chain, as opposed to simply adapting supply chains to green practices.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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