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Publication date: 3 September 2021

Suresh Cuganesan and Clinton Free

The authors examined how squad members within an Australian state police force perceived and attached enabling or coercive meanings to a suite of management control system…

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Purpose

The authors examined how squad members within an Australian state police force perceived and attached enabling or coercive meanings to a suite of management control system (MCS) changes that were new public management (NPM) inspired.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a longitudinal case study of a large Australian state police department utilizing an abductive research design.

Findings

The authors found that identification processes strongly conditioned the reception of the MCS changes introduced. Initially, the authors observed mixed interpretations of controls as both enabling and coercive. Over time, these changes were seen to be coercive because they threatened interpersonal relationships and the importance and efficacy of squads in combating serious and organized crime.

Research limitations/implications

The authors contributed to MCSs literature by revealing the critical role that multifaceted relational and collective identification processes played in shaping interpretations of controls as enabling–coercive. The authors build on this to elaborate on the notion of employees’ centricity in the MCS design.

Practical implications

This study suggests that, in complex organizational settings, the MCS design and change should reckon with pre-existing patterns of employees’ identification.

Originality/value

The authors suggested shifting the starting point for contemplating the MCS change: from looking at how what employees do is controlled to how the change impacts and how employees feel about who they are. When applied to the MCS design, employee centricity highlights the value of collaborative co-design, attentiveness to relational identification between employees, feedback and interaction in place of inferred management expectations and traditional mechanistic approaches.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 15 February 2021

Brit Anak Kayan, Deanne Seanuau Kely Jitilon and Mohammad Nazmi Mohd Azaman

Low carbon repair epitomises sustainable maintenance management for heritage buildings. However, there is little recognition of this aspect, coupled with impractical…

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Purpose

Low carbon repair epitomises sustainable maintenance management for heritage buildings. However, there is little recognition of this aspect, coupled with impractical assessment of repair impact strategies. This paper aims to present a decision-making process based on life cycle assessment (LCA) approach of lime plaster repair options for heritage buildings.

Design/methodology/approach

Calculation procedures of LCA were carried out to enable sustainable maintenance management appraisal for heritage buildings upon embodied carbon expenditure expended from lime plaster repair during the maintenance phase.

Findings

Calculation procedures could be understood as a carbon LCA of lime plaster repair and recognised in reducing CO2 emissions. This underpins low carbon of lime plaster repair in achieving sustainable maintenance management of heritage buildings.

Practical implications

It must be emphasised that the LCA approach is not limited to heritage buildings and can be applied to any repair types, materials used and building forms. This supports environmentally focused economies and promotes sustainable maintenance management solutions.

Social implications

The LCA approach highlights the efficiency of repair impact strategies through evaluation of low carbon repairs options.

Originality/value

The LCA approach results show that low carbon repair, contextualised within maintenance management, relays the “true” embodied carbon expenditure and stimulates sustainable development of heritage buildings.

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Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2044-1266

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Publication date: 1 April 2000

Francis K.N. Leung and C.Y. Fong

In this study, we employed a geometric process approach to resolve gearbox maintenance problems. The approach is realistic and direct in modelling the characteristics of a…

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In this study, we employed a geometric process approach to resolve gearbox maintenance problems. The approach is realistic and direct in modelling the characteristics of a deteriorating system such as a gearbox since a decreasing geometric process can model a gearbox’s successive operating times and an increasing geometric process can model the corresponding consecutive repair times. First, two test statistics were used to check whether the process was geometric or not. Next, model parameters of the geometric process were estimated using the simple linear regression techniques. Finally, the optimal replacement policy based on minimising the long‐run average cost per day was determined for each type of gearbox.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 August 1992

Alireza Ardalan, Jack Hammesfahr and James Pope

Defines the significant role of the repair facility in customersatisfaction. Defines elements of the repair cost and discussesalternative repair strategies. Illustrates…

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Defines the significant role of the repair facility in customer satisfaction. Defines elements of the repair cost and discusses alternative repair strategies. Illustrates the relationship between repair strategies and total cost of repair and determines the strategy that provides the highest repair quality at a minimum total cost. Provides guidelines for implementing the optimal strategy.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 92 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 1 June 1996

Kun‐Jen Chung and Shy‐Der Lin

When the system fails, the decision to repair or replace a failed unit may depend on the estimated repair cost. Such an idea is called repair limit replacement policy. The…

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When the system fails, the decision to repair or replace a failed unit may depend on the estimated repair cost. Such an idea is called repair limit replacement policy. The repair limit is a limit on the amount of money which can be spent on the repair of a system. The repair limits thus provide an economic replacement policy. Examines optimal repair‐cost limits for a Weibull‐distributed time to failure and an exponentially distributed repair cost. Derives bounds for the optimal repair cost limit that minimizes the average cost per unit time for repairs and replacement. With those bounds, develops a simple algorithm to obtain the optimal repair‐cost limit. Gives numerical examples to illustrate the algorithm.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

T. Dohi, A. Ashioka, S. Osaki and N. Kaio

In this paper, we consider a repair‐time limit replacement problem with imperfect repair and develop a graphical method to determine the optimal repair‐time limit which…

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In this paper, we consider a repair‐time limit replacement problem with imperfect repair and develop a graphical method to determine the optimal repair‐time limit which minimizes the expected total discounted cost over an infinite time horizon. The method proposed can be applied to an estimation problem of the optimal repair‐time limit from the empirical repair‐time data. Then, the modified scaled total time on test transform of the underlying repair‐time distribution function is used. Numerical examples are devoted to examine asymptotic properties of the nonparametric estimator for the optimal repair‐time limit.

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Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2511

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Publication date: 1 December 1946

E.C. Whittingham and Gisbert D.S. Garrett

THAT spar repairs were indeed needed, and not only for repairing damage caused by bullets, shells and “flak”, is evidenced by the fact that on one occasion a Hurricane had…

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THAT spar repairs were indeed needed, and not only for repairing damage caused by bullets, shells and “flak”, is evidenced by the fact that on one occasion a Hurricane had the bottom boom of the front spar severed when it flew into a balloon cable. Fortunately, the cable broke and the pilot succeeded in flying the aero‐plane back to his station. The wing was satisfactorily repaired at Hawker's Homewood works; some idea of the extent of the damage will be gained from FIG. 11.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 18 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 3 May 2013

Chi Chen, Thanh Hai Tran and Alex A. Volinsky

The purpose of this work is to describe the effects of the length of cracks and the patch size on the stress intensity factors in a bonded composite repair structure…

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Purpose

The purpose of this work is to describe the effects of the length of cracks and the patch size on the stress intensity factors in a bonded composite repair structure containing multiple site damage.

Design/methodology/approach

Finite element method was applied to simulate a bonded repair of a cracked aluminum plate with multiple site damage. A two‐dimensional three‐layer technique was utilized to model damage in a typical aluminum plate with collinear twin cracks.

Findings

This research has found that the stress intensity factors of collinear twin cracks can be reduced significantly through bonded composite repair, and their values strongly depend on the relative position of the cracks. Moreover, the composite patch should be 1.5 to two times longer than the crack length and the patch thickness should be 30‐40 percent of the plate thickness for the best repair performance.

Research limitations/implications

Patch debonding can significantly reduce the repair efficiency and should be avoided if possible.

Originality/value

It is seen that, instead of the three‐dimensional finite element model, which is computationally intense, the two‐dimensional three‐layer finite element model has an adequate accuracy to obtain stress intensity factors in a bonded composite repair structure with multiple site damage.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 85 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 26 November 2020

Martyana Dwi Cahyati, Wei-Hsing Huang and Hsieh-Lung Hsu

This study aims to investigate the size effect of the patched repairing material applied to the cracked beam.

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate the size effect of the patched repairing material applied to the cracked beam.

Design/methodology/approach

Numerical analysis was conducted on a simply supported cracked beam with a dimension of 200 × 25 × 15 cm using ABAQUS software. The behavior of concrete and engineered cementitious composites (ECC) in the simulation are described as concrete damage plasticity model. Linear elastic-plastic model was used to represent the behavior of rebar steel. The type of patching consisted of the varying ratio of lengths and depths, including patching length to total length ratios of 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4, and patching depth to total depth ratios of 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5.

Findings

Results show that variations in the patching length and depth ratios affect the maximum flexural load, stiffness and ductility of the repaired beam. It was also found that repairing the cracked beam by using ECC provides higher flexural load of the beam than the use of conventional concrete, owing to the superior tensile strength of ECC.

Originality/value

ECC is the cementitious-based mortar that contains the special selected poly vinyl alcohol fiber having high tensile strength. ECC has been known to exhibit high ductility, high tensile strength and improve durability performance. Thus, ECC is suitable as repairing material for patching cracked beam. By investigating the size of the patched repairing material applied to the cracked beam, the structural performance of repairing beam and the effectiveness of the various patching size were achieved.

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World Journal of Engineering, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1708-5284

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Publication date: 20 October 2020

Aly Owida, P.J. Byrne, Cathal Heavey and Khaled S. El-Kilany

The purpose of this paper aims to evaluate field repair within product-service system (PSS) models operated by multinational manufacturers in the Egyptian emerging market…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper aims to evaluate field repair within product-service system (PSS) models operated by multinational manufacturers in the Egyptian emerging market to better understand the unique characteristics of this evolving market and to identify differences compared to established markets.

Design/methodology/approach

Case research was conducted on multinational manufacturers providing field repair services in Egypt. The sample is made up of 12 companies across different industries using convenience and purposive sampling. Data were collected using structured interviews.

Findings

There is no common model for field repair PSSs provision in the Egyptian emerging market even within the same industry, which is influenced by several factors. One of these factors is the market type being emerging or established. However, some commonalities have been found between some industries such as computer, telecommunications and document processing. Yet, there is no structural difference in the supply networks used to provide field repair service offerings in the Egyptian emerging market compared to established markets with the trend of outsourcing evident as a main attribute of a PSS in emerging markets. The main differences between established and emerging markets are related to country, culture and customer factors, which are market-based. Among the main challenges and risks that internationalized manufacturers face in Egypt, is the low level of customer awareness.

Research limitations/implications

Findings are limited to the studied cases and industries; yet, internationalized firms must deal with some unique challenges and difficulties in emerging markets.

Practical implications

This paper assesses PSS requirements and provides deeper insights for companies looking to provide or expand manufacturing-based offerings into the Egyptian emerging market.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to the evolving research on PSSs, particularly in emerging markets through identifying and describing different field repair PSS models in the Egyptian emerging market.

Details

International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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