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Publication date: 22 March 2011

Miguel Morales, Riadh Ladhari, Javier Reynoso, Rosario Toro and Cesar Sepulveda

LibQUAL is a service‐quality assessment instrument developed by the Association of Research Libraries in partnership with Texas A&M University Library and has been used in…

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Purpose

LibQUAL is a service‐quality assessment instrument developed by the Association of Research Libraries in partnership with Texas A&M University Library and has been used in numerous institutions. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a Spanish version of the scale in terms of its structure, reliability, and validity.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected among students at a well‐known Mexican university. A total of 374 completed questionnaires were used in the analyses. Library service quality was measured using 22 items taken directly from the 2004 version of the LibQUAL scale. The back‐translation method was used to translate the original English version of LibQUAL into Spanish. Data were analysed using SPSS 16.0 and EQS 6.1 in the exploratory and confirmatory stages, respectively.

Findings

The study findings show that the Spanish version of the LibQUAL instrument actually consists of four dimensions: “affect of service”; “information access”; “personal control”; and “library as place”. The results support the reliability, convergent validity, discriminant validity, and nomological validity of the proposed Spanish version of the scale.

Originality/value

This is the first study to empirically evaluate and find support for the convergent, discriminant, and nomological validity of a Spanish version of the LibQUAL scale.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 22 March 2011

Steve Thornton

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 30 November 2018

Depending on the outcome, it could well prompt the national government to call an early general election before May 2019.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB240270

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 17 July 2019

Guido Angello Castro-Ríos, Ángela Lucía Noguera-Hidalgo and Silvia Consuelo Gómez-Soler

The purpose of this paper is to focus on achieving an approximation to the understanding of the situation of management doctoral programs in Colombia. Despite the need to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to focus on achieving an approximation to the understanding of the situation of management doctoral programs in Colombia. Despite the need to evaluate the suitability and relevance of management doctoral programs, at present, there are no studies that inquire about the conditions of students and graduates of doctoral programs in the management research field.

Design/methodology/approach

An exploratory exercise was developed, information was collected with students and graduates of various doctoral programs to initiate a contextualization and characterization in terms of doctoral training from the students’ point of view.

Findings

At the end, conclusions are presented on the status and prospects to continue with future studies that allow find the conditions of doctoral level training in the management field and the impact of the research carried out by doctoral students and graduates of these programs.

Originality/value

This paper will contribute to the review of the existing studies regarding doctoral education in management in Colombia, which presents principal motivations about investigation in the field of study, and as such, open the space to question about the reality of the programs in terms of those who are receiving the formation.

Objetivo

El propósito de este trabajo es lograr una aproximación a la comprensión de la situación de los programas de doctorado en Administración en Colombia. Existe la necesidad de evaluar la idoneidad y relevancia de los programas doctorales en Administración, en la actualidad no existen estudios que indaguen por las condiciones de los estudiantes y graduados de los programas doctorales en el campo de la investigación en Administración.

Diseño/metodología/aproximación

Se desarrolló un ejercicio de tipo exploratorio, se colectó información con estudiantes y graduados de diversos programas de doctorado en Administración de cara a iniciar una contextualización y caracterización en términos de la formación doctoral desde la visión de los estudiantes.

Hallazgos

Se presentan conclusiones sobre el estado actual y perspectivas para continuar con estudios futuros que permitan profundizar sobre las condiciones de la formación a nivel doctoral en el campo de la Administración y el impacto de las investigaciones que desarrollan los doctorandos y graduados de estos programas.

Originalidad/valor

This research will contribute to the review of the existing studies regarding doctoral education in Management in Colombia, which present principal motivations about investigation in the field of study, and as such, open the space to question about the reality of the programs in terms of those who are receiving the formation.

Palabras clave Programas doctorales, Educación superior, Posgrados en administración

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Artículo de investigación

Propósito

O objetivo deste trabalho centra-se na obtenção de uma abordagem para a compreensão da situação dos programas de doutoramento em gestão na Colômbia. Apesar da necessidade de avaliação da adequação e da pertinência dos programas de doutorado em gestão, atualmente não existem estudos que inquirem as condições dos alunos e egressos dos programas de doutorado no campo da pesquisa em Administração.

Design/metodologia/abordagem

Um exercício exploratório foi desenvolvido, era a informação recolhida com estudantes e graduados de vários programas de doutorado em gestão para iniciar uma contextualização e caracterização em termos de formação doutoral do ponto de vista de os alunos.

Originalidade/valor

Esta pesquisa contribuirá para a revisão dos estudos existentes sobre a formação de doutores em Administração na Colômbia, que apresentam as principais motivações sobre a investigação no campo de estudo e, como tal, abrem o espaço para questionar a realidade dos programas em termos daquelas quem está recebendo a formação.

Palavras-chave Programas de doutorado, Ensino superior, Programas de pós-graduação em gestão

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Management Research: Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1536-5433

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Publication date: 7 February 2019

Raffaello Balocco, Angelo Cavallo, Antonio Ghezzi and Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent

Business model change (BMC) is a process new ventures are frequently involved in, especially in dynamic environments like the digital industry: copying with it is a key…

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Purpose

Business model change (BMC) is a process new ventures are frequently involved in, especially in dynamic environments like the digital industry: copying with it is a key issue for entrepreneurs attempting to shorten the transition between current and new business models (BMs) and avoid losses in terms of revenue, image and customer retention, while acquiring experience and validated learning in the process. The purpose of this paper is to propose a lean framework to support digital new ventures in the BMC process.

Design/methodology/approach

The study builds its contribution on two pillars: a review on BM and the lean thinking theories, and a multiple case study on three digital new ventures which underwent BMC.

Findings

The study shows how BMC in a digital context can beneficially follow lean principles, and how these principles can be integrated in an original lean framework to experiment on, validate and subsequently change a BM.

Originality/value

The authors provide the “single minute exchange of die” for BMC framework that extends and complements lean startup approaches to further relate lean thinking and BMC, thus operationalizing the process of BM experimenting and validation that enables change.

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

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Publication date: 8 February 2021

Muhammad Saad Amjad, Muhammad Zeeshan Rafique and Mohammad Aamir Khan

In the modern manufacturing environment, it is imperative to apply the manufacturing concepts of lean, agile, resilient and green, collectively known as LARG…

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Purpose

In the modern manufacturing environment, it is imperative to apply the manufacturing concepts of lean, agile, resilient and green, collectively known as LARG manufacturing, to achieve excellence in which lean manufacturing eliminates wastes; agile manufacturing makes processes fast, efficient and flexible; resilient paradigm deals with countering the uncertainty while green manufacturing improves environmental performance. The objective of this study is to develop an integration framework that synergizes LARG manufacturing with Industry 4.0.

Design/methodology/approach

Through a literature review, the authors have explored the possibility of collaboration between constituents of lean, agile, resilient and green manufacturing with the facets of Industry 4.0.

Findings

The authors have developed a comprehensive integration framework that has been divided into 11 phases and 31 steps in which the various Industry 4.0 facets have supplemented the lean, agile, resilient and green paradigms.

Practical implications

This investigation and adoption of technologically intensive automation shall provide clarity to practitioners regarding the synergy of LARG manufacturing & Industry 4.0, so that fast and efficient manufacturing processes can be achieved.

Originality/value

The framework provides detailed insight towards implementation of LARG practices in a manufacturing organization in coalescence with Industry 4.0 practices.

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International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-4166

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Publication date: 26 June 2018

Mojtaba Yousefi, Nasim Khorshidian and Hedayat Hosseini

The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of different aspects of inulin functionality in meat and poultry products.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of different aspects of inulin functionality in meat and poultry products.

Design/methodology/approach

Several studies on the physiochemical, textural and sensorial effects of inulin incorporated in meat and poultry products as fat replacer and texture modifier were reviewed.

Findings

Inulin is a plant-derived carbohydrate composed of fructose units and glucosyl moieties at the end of the chain that exhibits unique nutritional and technological benefits. Among its main healthy characteristics, it has been reported to reduce the risk of colon cancer, arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity, to maintain low levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in serum and stimulate the immune system. As a functional food ingredient, it can be used in various foods as a fat replacer, improves water-holding capacity and emulsion stability, as well as modifying the texture and viscosity of foods. Incorporation of inulin into meat and poultry products can be beneficial in producing low-fat products with desirable texture and sensory attributes.

Originality/value

There are limited reviews regarding the application of inulin in meat and poultry products. In this review, chemical composition and physicochemical properties of inulin, its health effects and various effects of inulin incorporation into meat and poultry products including, physicochemical, textural and sensory characteristics of these products are discussed.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 48 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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