Purpose – This chapter explores the m+eaning and significance of family business social responsibilities (FBSRs) using a metasystem approach, placing emphasis on the role…
Purpose – This chapter explores the m+eaning and significance of family business social responsibilities (FBSRs) using a metasystem approach, placing emphasis on the role of the family.
Design/Methodology/Approach – We employ a revelatory case study to investigate the complexity of family business (corporate) social responsibility. The main case, a German shoe retailer, is supplemented by other case illustrations that provide additional insights into FBSR.
Findings – To fully understand social responsibility in a family firm context, we need to include social initiatives that go beyond the actual family business as a unit. This FBSR connects family members outside and inside the business and across generations. As FBSR is formed through individual and family-level values, its character is idiosyncratic and contrasts the often standardized approaches in widely held firms.
Practical Implication – Family businesses need to go beyond the business as such when considering their engagement in social responsibility. Family ownership implies that all social initiatives conducted by family members, regardless if they are involved in the firm or not, are connected. This includes a shared responsibility for what family members do at present and have done in the past.
Shame is a common, yet seldom acknowledged emotion. Shame signals a threatened social bond in which the claim of as what one wants to be seen (i.e., the claim for a…
Shame is a common, yet seldom acknowledged emotion. Shame signals a threatened social bond in which the claim of as what one wants to be seen (i.e., the claim for a certain relational identity and relative status positioning) is neglected by the other party. Using a case study approach, this chapter provides insights into how shame shapes the relationship and leadership structure in organizations. The case used is based on a documentary TV show; hence this chapter also provides insight in the use of visual/TV material to gain insight in relational leadership dynamics.
Reviews the Essen Schweissen und Schneiden cutting and welding trade show, identifies mounting trend for electric servo guns to replace pneumatic welding guns, reports on growing interest in aluminium welding and outlines the different solutions proposed, assesses the latest developments in remote laser welding technology.
The purpose of this paper is to explore how consumers perceive, experience and engage with the art of filmmaking and the industrial film production process that the film…
The purpose of this paper is to explore how consumers perceive, experience and engage with the art of filmmaking and the industrial film production process that the film studios present to them during their guided film studio tours.
Drawing on the author’s own film tourist experiences, observations and participatory interactions with fellow visitors at a major Hollywood film studio, this paper takes an autoethnographic “I’m-the-camera”-perspective and a hermeneutic data analysis approach.
The findings reveal that visitors experience the “authentic” representation of the working studio’s industrial film production process as an opportunity and “invitation to join” a broader filmmaker community and to share their own amateur filmmaking experiences with fellow visitors and professionals – just to discover eventually that the perceived community is actually the real “simulacrum”.
Although using an autoethnographic approach means that the breadth of collected data is limited, the gain in depth of insights allows for a deeper understanding of the actual visitor experience.
The findings encourage film studio executives, managers and talent agents to reconsider current practices and motivations in delivering film studio tours and to explore avenues for harnessing their strategic potential.
Contrary to previous studies that have conceptualised film studio tours as simulacra that deny consumers a genuine access to the backstage, the findings of this study suggest that the real simulacrum is actually the film tourists’ “experienced feeling” of having joined and being part of a filmmaker community, which raises question regarding the study of virtual communities.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate an inverse problem approach for the determination of stress zones in steel plates of electrical machines. Steel plates of…
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate an inverse problem approach for the determination of stress zones in steel plates of electrical machines. Steel plates of electrical machines suffer large mechanical stress by processes like cutting or punching during the fabrication. The mechanical stress has effects on the electrical properties of the steel, and thus on the losses of the machine.
In this paper, the authors present a sensor arrangement and an appropriate algorithm for determining the spatial permeability distribution in steel plates. The forward problem for stress zone imaging is explained and an appropriate numerical solution technique is proposed. Then an inverse problem formulation is introduced and the nature of the problem is analyzed.
Based on sensitivity analysis, different measurement procedures are compared and a measurement setup is suggested. Further the ill‐posed nature of the inverse problem is analyzed by the Picard condition.
Because of the increased losses due to stress zones, the quantification of stress effects is of interest to adjust the production process. Stress zone imaging is a first approach for the application of an imaging system to quantify these material defects.
This paper presents a simulation study about the applicability of an inverse problem for stress zone imaging and presents first reconstruction results. Further, the paper discusses several issues about stress zone imaging for the ongoing research.