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Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-12-542118-8

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Publication date: 15 August 2019

Gábor Nagy, Carol M. Megehee and Arch G. Woodside

Firm’s operating contexts and asymmetric perspectives of success versus failure outcomes are two essential features typically absent in research on firms’ implemented…

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Firm’s operating contexts and asymmetric perspectives of success versus failure outcomes are two essential features typically absent in research on firms’ implemented strategies. The study here describes and provides examples of formal case-based models (i.e., constructing algorithms) of firms implemented strategies within several of 81 potential context (task environments) configurations – large vs small, service vs production orientation, low vs high competitive intensity, low vs high technological turbulence, and ambiguous settings for each. The study applies the tenets of complexity theory (e.g., equifinality, causal asymmetry, and single causal insufficiency). The study proposes a meso-theory and empirical testing position for solving “the crucial problem in strategic management” (Powell, Lovallo, & Fox, 2011, p. 1370) – firm heterogeneity – why firms adopt different strategies and structures, why heterogeneity persists, and why competitors perform differently. A workable solution is to identify/describe implemented executive capability strategies that identify firms in alternative specific task environments which are consistently accurate in predicting success (or failure) of all firms for specific implemented capabilities/context configuration. The study shows how researchers can perform “statistical sameness testing” and avoid the telling weaknesses and “corrupt practices” of symmetric tests such as multiple regression analysis (Hubbard, 2015) including null hypothesis significance testing. The study includes testing the research issues using survey responses of 405 CEO and chief marketing officers in 405 Hungarian firms. The study describes algorithms indicating success cases (firms) as well as failure cases via deductive, inductive, and abductive fuzzy-set logic of capabilities in context solutions.

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New Insights on Trust in Business-to-Business Relationships
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-063-4

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The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry in the 20th Century: From Undertaker to Funeral Director
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-630-5

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Publication date: 1 February 1978

R. MORGAN

Recent reviews of the curriculum development programmes initiated both in Britain and the United States suggest that they have largely failed to achieve their objectives…

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Recent reviews of the curriculum development programmes initiated both in Britain and the United States suggest that they have largely failed to achieve their objectives. This failure has been seen by many to be the responsibility of the centre periphery (CP) model on which most of these programmes were based. In this paper it is argued that the criticisms made of the model fail to distinguish between two distinct stages of curriculum development—materials production and materials distribution. It is suggested that it is the latter which has failed, because the CP model, in Britain at least, has not been implemented effectively. Analysis of this weakness indicates that the problem lies mainly in the existing support agencies which tend to function in isolation, insulated one from another. It is argued that a more articulated pattern of curriculum development would be possible in both Britain and Australia if there were greater institutional overlap between these agencies and if curriculum development were rationalised on a national basis. Suggestions are made as to how this might be effected against a background of innovatory experience both in Britain and Australia.

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Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-8234

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Publication date: 1 January 1972

RONALD E. MORGAN and ROGER WEINBERG

Through the use of computer simulation of three biogeochemical cycles—carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus—we have shown that DDT poisoning of ocean producers (plants) can…

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Through the use of computer simulation of three biogeochemical cycles—carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus—we have shown that DDT poisoning of ocean producers (plants) can cause their growth to be limited by nitrogen, whereas ordinarily it is limited by phosphorus. We must qualify what we have shown because we restricted the simulation by representing only two ecosystems (ocean and land), by using simplified equations for some flow rates, and finally by estimating data for some biomass values and for some flow rates. In order to remove some of the restrictions on the simulation, we are extending it so that we may include in it knowledge of our own, of ecologists, and of systems analysts. By extending it, we are increasing our ability for using it to understand, and consequently to predict and control, the behavior of the interacting biogeochemical cycles of the world.

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Kybernetes, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 9 August 2013

Mert Tokman, R. Glenn Richey, Tyler R. Morgan, Louis Marino and Pat H. Dickson

The purpose of this research is to investigate the combination of relational and organizational resource factors that influence small‐to‐medium‐sized firm satisfaction…

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The purpose of this research is to investigate the combination of relational and organizational resource factors that influence small‐to‐medium‐sized firm satisfaction with their supply chain portfolio performance.

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This research employs two complementary theoretical lenses frequently used in the explanation of relationship performance, resource‐based view of the firm and strategic behavior theory. The authors then used an international survey based in three Northern European countries to test their hypotheses with hierarchical linear regression.

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The quantitative analysis supports all three hypotheses indicating that supply chain portfolio flexibility is an important determinant for small‐to‐medium‐sized firm satisfaction with supply chain portfolio performance. Additionally, firm alliance orientation and entrepreneurial orientation both significantly influence the relationship between supply chain flexibility and performance satisfaction.

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This research is limited by the categorization of the supply chain portfolio flexibility types as high and low resource linkages by the researchers. Future research may look at additional ways to measure individual agreements and have firms categorize them according to resource requirements. However, the findings of this research provide a theoretical and empirical foundation through the application of resource‐based view of the firm and strategic behavior theory for future research in the area of small‐to‐medium‐sized firms and their satisfaction with supply chain portfolios.

Practical implications

Important managerial implications are found for small to medium‐sized firms and larger firms that work with them when managing portfolio satisfaction. This research indicates that it makes sense for managers to consider categorizing supply chain relationships similar to the way they categorize their end‐user relationships. This allows small‐to‐medium‐sized firms across the portfolio to be segmented into groups where appropriate relationship maintenance can take place and where more suitable satisfaction goals can be defined in terms of operational metrics.

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The framework developed in this paper provides insights on small‐to‐medium‐sized firm satisfaction with supply chain portfolio performance. This research stimulates a new research stream towards an integrated theory of supply chain portfolio management.

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-239-9

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Sociological Theory and Criminological Research
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-054-5

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Publication date: 27 October 2016

Alexandra L. Ferrentino, Meghan L. Maliga, Richard A. Bernardi and Susan M. Bosco

This research provides accounting-ethics authors and administrators with a benchmark for accounting-ethics research. While Bernardi and Bean (2010) considered publications…

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This research provides accounting-ethics authors and administrators with a benchmark for accounting-ethics research. While Bernardi and Bean (2010) considered publications in business-ethics and accounting’s top-40 journals this study considers research in eight accounting-ethics and public-interest journals, as well as, 34 business-ethics journals. We analyzed the contents of our 42 journals for the 25-year period between 1991 through 2015. This research documents the continued growth (Bernardi & Bean, 2007) of accounting-ethics research in both accounting-ethics and business-ethics journals. We provide data on the top-10 ethics authors in each doctoral year group, the top-50 ethics authors over the most recent 10, 20, and 25 years, and a distribution among ethics scholars for these periods. For the 25-year timeframe, our data indicate that only 665 (274) of the 5,125 accounting PhDs/DBAs (13.0% and 5.4% respectively) in Canada and the United States had authored or co-authored one (more than one) ethics article.

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-973-2

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Publication date: 14 November 2016

Michael T. Krush, Raj Agnihotri and Kevin J. Trainor

This paper aims to focus on the value of marketing dashboards, a key area of interest for scholars and practitioners. This study examines two critical outcomes of…

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This paper aims to focus on the value of marketing dashboards, a key area of interest for scholars and practitioners. This study examines two critical outcomes of marketing dashboards: marketing strategy implementation speed and market information management capability. Additionally, the research analyzes the impact of the firm’s internal structure on the relationship between marketing dashboards and the outcomes.

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A conceptual model grounded in the knowledge-based view of the firm is tested. The research uses survey data collected from marketing professionals employed within business-to-business firms. Data from the key informants are analyzed using structural equation modeling.

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The results demonstrate that marketing dashboards are significantly related to marketing strategy implementation speed and market information management capability. Centralization exhibits a negative moderating effect, and formalization exhibits a positive moderating effect on the relationship between marketing dashboards and marketing strategy implementation speed. Marketing strategy implementation speed and market information management capability are related to market performance.

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Through the examination of main and moderating relationships, this paper demonstrates that marketing strategy implementation speed and market information management capability are key integration mechanisms that leverage the marketing dashboard resources.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 50 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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