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Publication date: 6 March 2019

Jorge Tarifa-Fernández, Jerónimo de-Burgos-Jimenez and José Cespedes-Lorente

The purpose of this paper is to explore and advance on existing knowledge regarding supply chain integration (SCI) and absorptive capacity (AC). On the one hand, new…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore and advance on existing knowledge regarding supply chain integration (SCI) and absorptive capacity (AC). On the one hand, new elements, such as high-performance human resource practices (HPHRP) and internal integration (II) are proposed to foster AC within the supply chain. On the other hand, the study proposes a model and hypotheses to analyze the moderating effect of AC on the relationship between external SCI and supply chain performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Four hypotheses are formulated based on relevant literature. Data were collected from the horticultural marketing sector, using two different sources, a survey and archival data. A total of 99 responses were analyzed. Hierarchical multiple regressions were carried out to test the proposed hypotheses.

Findings

The results confirm that HPHRP are a crucial element when trying to increase the level of AC. In addition, the results show that AC has a moderating effect on the relationship between SCI and supply chain performance (both economic and financial). AC moderates the relationship between customer integration and economic performance.

Originality/value

This study examines the potential causes for the differences that exist in a firm’s ability to develop AC. Thus, on the one hand, HPHRP and II are proposed as triggers of AC, and on the other, AC is proposed as a moderator in the relationship between SCI and performance.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 25 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Article
Publication date: 13 November 2017

Jorge Tarifa-Fernandez and Jerónimo De Burgos-Jiménez

The purpose of this paper is to interpret the relationship between supply chain integration (SCI) and performance and to find empirical evidence of the moderating factors…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to interpret the relationship between supply chain integration (SCI) and performance and to find empirical evidence of the moderating factors that affects said relationship, as well as to describe, classify, and discuss the empirical evidence.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic review of 72 studies published during the period 2001-2015 is offered. A multi-criteria approach is used to sort, structure and classify papers with the purpose of contributing to the discussion.

Findings

The direct relationship between SCI and performance shows mostly positive results; however, the moderating effects analyzed show a clear lack of consistency since their effect and significance vary depending on the measures used, both in SCI and performance.

Research limitations/implications

The use of specific keywords of SCI to select an initial sample of papers may lead to a narrow perspective, although snowballing was used to include relevant papers initially excluded.

Originality/value

The analysis and classification of moderating factors as well as the measure of their tendency help to better understand the questions that remain unsolved regarding SCI and performance. Propositions for further research are suggested.

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The International Journal of Logistics Management, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-4093

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 2003

Jorge E. Fernández

Outlines the necessary competencies of global executives and notes that the correct mix of selection, training and experiential procedures is necessary. Asserts that…

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Outlines the necessary competencies of global executives and notes that the correct mix of selection, training and experiential procedures is necessary. Asserts that developing global executives is a strategic business priority.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 24 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2003

Jorge E. Fernández and Robert T. Hogan

Discusses how organizations differ both in size and shape and character. Pinpoints four distinct value clusters, which are, the: achievement type; safekeeping type;…

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Discusses how organizations differ both in size and shape and character. Pinpoints four distinct value clusters, which are, the: achievement type; safekeeping type; collaborative type; and creative type. States core values and purpose define the distinct character of a great organization – which endures beyond the presence of individual leaders.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2004

Jorge E. Fernandez

People can be taught certain managerial technologies, but not the fundamental human traits that convert the employment of those technologies into organizational results…

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People can be taught certain managerial technologies, but not the fundamental human traits that convert the employment of those technologies into organizational results. An adult’s leadership capacity is virtually fixed by the time he or she arrives at the corporate doorstep. Simply put, people do not change much once they enter the corporate world and the changes that do occur are mainly due to a consolidation of inherent strengths.

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Handbook of Business Strategy, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1077-5730

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2004

Look around the Web for articles and information about leadership and it will not be very long before you come across sites dedicated to the concept of a “global leader”…

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Look around the Web for articles and information about leadership and it will not be very long before you come across sites dedicated to the concept of a “global leader”. The TRIUM Executive MBA program, a “groundbreaking” alliance between the New York University Stern School of Business, The London School of Economics and the HEC School of Management in Paris is one such example. The TRIUM program aims to equip senior executives with the “knowledge and perspective they need to address business challenges on a global scale”.

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Strategic Direction, vol. 20 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 13 September 2011

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Sensor Review, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

Article
Publication date: 8 December 2020

Laura Montes Reula, Miguel Cañete Lairla, Jorge Navarro López, Carmelo Pelegrín Valero, José Galindo Ortiz de Landázuri, Pedro Marijuán Fernández and F. Javier Olivera Pueyo

The purpose of this paper was to detect the most significant factors associated with each living alternative to improve socialization and mental health of the elderly. The…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper was to detect the most significant factors associated with each living alternative to improve socialization and mental health of the elderly. The measurements included affective evaluation, cognitive assessment, anxiety level, physical functionality, quality of life and social relationships. Individuals in home nursing residences were older and had worse affective status, functionality, cognitive state and quality of life. Social relationships in community people were better than in the institutionalized condition, particularly for less aged people.

Design/methodology/approach

Comparative descriptive study realized in 200 people older than 70 years in home nursing placement versus community dwelling conditions.

Findings

Multivariate analysis and logistic regression indicated that greater disability and poorer quality of social relationships were the main factors influencing the institutionalization process. Specifically, the Sociotype Questionnaire appeared as an efficient tool concerning the detection of social isolation effects as well as an acceptable integrator of prosocial information about home nursing placement.

Originality/value

The Geriatric Sociotype survey has shown usefulness in the evaluation of the social network of elderly people, both from the point of view of assessment and prognosis. In this sense it is considered that one of the main contributions of this study is to have included the qualitative evaluation of social relations, and to observe the differences according to the place of residence.

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Working with Older People, vol. 25 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Article
Publication date: 27 August 2020

Marlene Bartolomé Sáez, Antolin E. Hernández Battez, Jorge Espina Casado, José L. Viesca Rodríguez, Alfonso Fernández-González and Rubén González Rodriguez

The purpose of this paper is to study the antifriction, antiwear and tribolayer formation properties of the trihexyltetradecylphosphonium bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the antifriction, antiwear and tribolayer formation properties of the trihexyltetradecylphosphonium bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) phosphinate ionic liquid (IL) as additive at 1 wt.% in two base oils and their mixtures, comparing the results with those of a commercial oil.

Design/methodology/approach

The mixture of the base oils used in the formulation of the commercial oil SAE 0W20 plus the IL was tested under rolling/sliding and reciprocating conditions to determine the so-called Stribeck curve, the tribolayer formation and the antifriction and antiwear behaviors.

Findings

The use of this IL as additive in these oils does not change their viscosity; improves the antifriction and antiwear properties of the base oils, making equal or outperforming these properties of the SAE 0W20; and the thickness and formation rate of the tribolayer resulting from the IL-surface interaction is highly dependent on the type of base oil and influence on the friction and wear results.

Originality/value

The use of this IL allows to replace partial or totally commercial antifriction and antiwear additives.

Peer review

The peer review history for this article is available at: https://publons.com/publon/10.1108/ILT-05-2020-0179/

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 73 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Article
Publication date: 23 January 2019

Narayan Janakiraman, Jorge Bullemore, Leslier Valenzuela-Fernández and Jorge Fernando Jaramillo

The purpose of this study is to examine how a service provider’s offer quality is evaluated (OQ).This study shows that attitude toward the salesperson in a service context…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine how a service provider’s offer quality is evaluated (OQ).This study shows that attitude toward the salesperson in a service context (AS) is an important antecedent to OQ.

Design/methodology/approach

This study involves three studies, first is a dyadic data analyzed with HLM, second is an experiment and the third an IAT.

Findings

The findings of this study show that active empathetic listening increases offer quality evaluations, regardless of the AS level. However, at lower levels of AS, sales perseverance negatively affects offer quality evaluations.

Originality/value

While research suggests that listening is extremely important, there is also research that suggests that perseverance is more important. Considering data from sales people and from consumers, the authors examine when listening and when perseverance is important.

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Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol. 36 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0736-3761

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