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Publication date: 21 November 2008

Tim R. Coltman, Timothy M. Devinney and David F. Midgley

There is a great divide between the degree to which academic research accounts for the role of managerial discretion in firm performance and the weight given by the popular press…

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Purpose

There is a great divide between the degree to which academic research accounts for the role of managerial discretion in firm performance and the weight given by the popular press and financial community to the importance of the management of an organization. The purpose of this paper is to bridge this gap by quantifying the way managerial beliefs influence the quality of firm performance in a turbulent environment based on e‐business.

Design/methodology/approach

An e‐business research setting is used that is associated with a situation of environmental turbulence to allow for sufficient variance in managerial beliefs to measure their effect on firm performance. The sample contains 293 firms.

Findings

Aggregate level results indicate that managerial beliefs have a positive and significant effect on firm performance. Four distinctive segments were also found to exist. These segments vary in terms of the strength of the position that a manager holds regarding the value of e‐business and firm performance.

Originality/value

The paper shows that the affect of e‐business on firm performance is not structural in the sense that firm performance does not depend on the firm or industry but is reflective of the strength of the beliefs held by managers. This implies that the “black box” approach that is characteristic of much management research may be problematic because it fails to measure the variables that may matter most to performance.

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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Publication date: 23 December 2005

Tim R. Coltman, Timothy M. Devinney and David F. Midgley

The field of strategy has long been preoccupied with explaining, and attempting to predict organizational performance. Indeed, the quest to understand how to gain and hold an…

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The field of strategy has long been preoccupied with explaining, and attempting to predict organizational performance. Indeed, the quest to understand how to gain and hold an advantage over competitors is the primary way in which strategy distinguishes itself from other organizational sciences (Meyer, 1991). Strategic choices are made in anticipation of, or in response to, that competitive context and the performance implications that result, are of central interest to strategy researchers.

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Strategy Process
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-340-2

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Publication date: 23 December 2005

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Strategy Process
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-340-2

Book part
Publication date: 23 December 2005

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Strategy Process
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-340-2

Article
Publication date: 2 May 2008

Byron Keating, Ali Quazi, Anton Kriz and Tim Coltman

The aim of this paper is to provide clues to industry and academia on how best to approach the challenge of developing a sustainable supply chain.

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to provide clues to industry and academia on how best to approach the challenge of developing a sustainable supply chain.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study was undertaken of the Westpac Banking Corporation – one of the world's most socially responsible banks – to examine how they approached the challenge of managing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their supply chain.

Findings

This paper highlights some of the challenges and opportunities associated with extending corporate governance beyond the firm boundary. Specific attention is given to a discussion of assessment and governance tools.

Research limitations/implications

The use of a single case study limits the generalizability of these findings. Future research can build on these findings by extending the scope to include additional firms, regions and methods.

Practical implications

A best practice model is developed from the discussion to provide practical guidance to firms.

Originality/value

While the extension of CSR to the supply chain is an emerging area of interest, the literature provides few clues on how best to pursue sustainable supply chain management. This paper provides a valuable and timely contribution to this topic by reviewing the lessons and practices of a recognised CSR leader.

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Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-8546

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Article
Publication date: 28 February 2006

Varinder M. Sharma, Vincent P. Taiani and Arif A. Sariteke

The impact of e‐business on export management companies (EMCs) has been debated for some time and several reasons for their survival have been forwarded. Based upon the…

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The impact of e‐business on export management companies (EMCs) has been debated for some time and several reasons for their survival have been forwarded. Based upon the resource‐based perspective of the firm, this study provides a far more fundamental reason for the survival of the well‐established EMCs‐their market‐based assets. Furthermore, this study analyzes the impact of e‐business proliferation on the well‐established EMCs transaction creating and physical fulfillment exporting services and their efficiency and effectiveness.

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International Journal of Commerce and Management, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1056-9219

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Article
Publication date: 19 June 2020

Isaac Wiafe, Felix Nti Koranteng, Abigail Wiafe, Emmanuel Nyarko Obeng and Winfred Yaokumah

The purpose of this paper is to determine which factors influence information system security policy compliance. It examines how different norms influence compliance intention.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine which factors influence information system security policy compliance. It examines how different norms influence compliance intention.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on relevant literature on information system security policy compliance, a research model was developed and validated. An online questionnaire was used to gather data from respondents and partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used to analyse 432 responses received.

Findings

The results indicated that attitude towards information security compliance mediates the effects of personal norms on compliance intention. In addition, descriptive and subjective norms are significant predictors of personal norms.

Originality/value

Though advancement in technology has reached significant heights, it is still inadequate to guaranteed information systems’ security. Researchers have identified humans to be central in ensuring information security. To this effect, this study provides empirical evidence of the role of norms in influence information security behaviour.

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Information & Computer Security, vol. 28 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4961

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