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Journal of Asia Business Studies, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1558-7894

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Publication date: 23 January 2007

Georges Aoun

The purpose is to report an International Forum on managing diversity organized by the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS).

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Purpose

The purpose is to report an International Forum on managing diversity organized by the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS).

Design/methodology/approach

The report is a summary of the papers presented for the Forum that was cancelled on the eve of the opening session due to the violence that erupted in July 2006 in the Middle East.

Findings

Diversity management is becoming a priority in most countries in both the workplace and higher education institutions.

Originality/value

Some of the papers revealed the role of diversity in enriching group work and identified the potential sources of misunderstanding and possible conflicts

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 23 January 2007

Mustafa Ozbilgin

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 23 January 2007

Myrtle P. Bell

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 11 August 2023

Anat Toder Alon and Hila Tahar

This study aims to investigate how message sidedness affects the impact of fake news posted on social media on consumers' emotional responses.

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate how message sidedness affects the impact of fake news posted on social media on consumers' emotional responses.

Design/methodology/approach

The study involves a face-tracking experiment in which 198 participants were exposed to different fake news messages concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, participants were exposed to fake news using (1) a one-sided negative fake news message in which the message was entirely unfavorable and (2) a two-sided fake news message in which the negative message was mixed with favorable information. Noldus FaceReader 7, an automatic facial expression recognition system, was used to recognize participants' emotions as they read fake news. The authors sampled 17,450 observations of participants' emotional responses.

Findings

The results provide evidence of the significant influence of message sidedness on consumers' emotional valence and arousal. Specifically, two-sided fake news positively influences emotional valence, while one-sided fake news positively influences emotional arousal.

Originality/value

The current study demonstrates that research on fake news posted on social media may particularly benefit from insights regarding the potential but often overlooked importance of strategic design choices in fake news messages and their impact on consumers' emotional responses.

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Online Information Review, vol. 48 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Publication date: 6 February 2024

Bahiyah Omar, Hosam Al-Samarraie, Ahmed Ibrahim Alzahrani and Ng See Kee

Most new media research focuses on behavior as a measure of engagement, while the psychological state of being occupied with its content has received little attention. This study…

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Purpose

Most new media research focuses on behavior as a measure of engagement, while the psychological state of being occupied with its content has received little attention. This study examined news engagement beyond pure action observation by exploring young people’s psychological experiences with the news.

Design/methodology/approach

The study carried out a digital native’s survey on 212 people (18–28 years). The focus of the survey was on understanding individuals’ engagement with online news using affective and cognitive components. The authors compared the influence of each type of engagement on youth consumption of and attitudes toward online news.

Findings

The results of the hierarchical regression analysis showed that affective engagement can be a stronger predictor of online news consumption than cognitive engagement. While affective engagement significantly predicts positive attitudes toward online news, cognitive engagement had no significant effect.

Originality/value

These findings suggest that “engaging the heart” is more influential than “engaging the mind” in drawing young people to the news in today’s information environment. The study thus contributes to the understanding of the cognitive and emotional focus on news content and their importance in shaping young people’s expectations of online news. The findings from this study could have broader implications for future trends in online news consumption.

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Online Information Review, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 16 November 2021

As a new crisis in relations with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states intensifies and internal sectarian tensions mount, compromise Prime Minister Najib Mikati is pushing ahead…

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Publication date: 23 November 2021
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Gulf boycott raises Lebanon economic risks

They have failed to convene cabinet for more than a month amid a row over how to resolve a break in diplomatic relations with former Gulf allies. Measures taken by Saudi Arabia…

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Publication date: 1 November 2019

Taghreed Abu Salim, Balan Sundarakani and Flevy Lasrado

The purpose of this paper is to study the role of slack (both moderating and mediating) to stimulate the relationship between total quality management (TQM) factors and innovation…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the role of slack (both moderating and mediating) to stimulate the relationship between total quality management (TQM) factors and innovation outcomes relative to gaining competitive industry advantages.

Design/methodology/approach

The research methodology includes a multi-item scale questionnaire completed in three waves between 2016 and 2017, and later analysed in 2018. A final response rate of 29.5 per cent was obtained, representing 190 organisations from both manufacturing and service industries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Partial least squares structural equation modelling was used to test the multi-collinearity, moderation and mediation analysis.

Findings

Analysis confirmed that factors such as continuous improvement (CI), human resource management (HRM) and information measurement (IM) were positively linked to innovation. However, when slack was introduced as a moderator, innovation outcomes were stimulated through HRM and IM. The results indicate that slack acts as a full mediator for management leadership but only partially mediates supplier quality, IM, CI, HRM and process management.

Research limitations/implications

In terms of geographical coverage, research was limited to the UAE. Organisations striving for excellence through innovation may benefit from the outcomes, as they help in understanding the relationship between TQM and innovation moderated and/or mediated by slack. This could also lead businesses to develop new strategies that harmonise TQM policies with “rationale” slack policies, thus, promoting innovation.

Originality/value

This study is the first to examine the use of slack to stimulate the relationship between TQM factors and innovation outcomes. Using slack as a mediator can help in understanding when TQM might influence innovation, while slack as a moderator could invert the relationship between the two.

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The TQM Journal, vol. 31 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2731

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Publication date: 20 June 2024

Majd Omoush, Ala'a Sulieman Al-frejat and Ra'ed Masa'deh

This paper aims to systematically review the literature on digital supply chain (DSC), big data (BD) and manufacturing lead time (MLT) in industrial companies.

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Purpose

This paper aims to systematically review the literature on digital supply chain (DSC), big data (BD) and manufacturing lead time (MLT) in industrial companies.

Design/methodology/approach

This study provides a systematic review of the 99 research on this subject that was published between 2015 and 2022. Studies were found in the Scopus database. This review also identifies gaps in the literature, highlights conflicting results, examines prospective data sources for empirical researchers and offers suggestions for choosing promising research subjects in the future.

Findings

This study performed a thorough literature review to a developing field of inquiry in order to identify the impact of the digital supply chain, BD and manufacturing lean time, an area that has received little attention in the literature. Future pathways and ramifications are also offered based on the literature content search. The results showed that BD improves DSC performance through resilience and innovation of the DSC. MLT and DSC integration were found to be positively correlated, according to the results.

Originality/value

Although the production lead time is preferable to boost customer value and supply reliability, the long lead time hurts the DSC’s ability to compete. DSC integration also improves coordination and streamlines processes. The researchers suggest fostering organizational flexibility, information exchange to accomplish DSC integration and adaptable behaviors including responsiveness and alertness.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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