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Publication date: 1 March 1991

Tom Varian

In‐depth example of how TQM at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee has reduced costs, decreased occupancy rates and generally improved efficiency and quality. Explores the…

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In‐depth example of how TQM at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee has reduced costs, decreased occupancy rates and generally improved efficiency and quality. Explores the possibilities of well‐defined TQM in the health care sector, highlighting the need for education, motivation and good communications and the success it has brought to this particular hospital.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 1 January 1998

Bristol Voss

As a rule, business books published today are backing off from lectures and theories, and are instead featuring more situation‐oriented illustrations of the basic concepts…

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As a rule, business books published today are backing off from lectures and theories, and are instead featuring more situation‐oriented illustrations of the basic concepts everyone already recognizes as right. What better place to get these anecdotes than from the horses' mouths? This batch gathers together the personal stories of top American business leaders, circa the late‐1990s, as told by themselves—with a little help from professional writers. The autobiographies represent hardcore, old‐fashioned industry (Lockheed), innovative industry (Nucor), service (Marriott), retail (Starbucks), and real estate/empire building (Trump).

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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Functional Structure Inference
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-44453-061-5

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Publication date: 23 July 2007

Per Hjertstrand

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Functional Structure Inference
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-44453-061-5

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Publication date: 1 March 2011

Pamela S. Norum and Angela Cuno

The production, distribution and consumption of counterfeit goods have been increasing at an alarming rate. Current legislation addresses the supply side of the problem…

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Purpose

The production, distribution and consumption of counterfeit goods have been increasing at an alarming rate. Current legislation addresses the supply side of the problem, but not the demand side of the problem. The purpose of this paper is to examine, empirically, factors affecting consumer demand for counterfeit goods were analyzed.

Design/methodology/approach

The economic theory of consumer demand provided the theoretical framework. Data were collected from students enrolled at a major mid‐western university, and logistic regression was used to estimate demand functions for counterfeit goods.

Findings

The results indicated that student sensitivity to the counterfeit problem did not significantly deter the purchase of counterfeit goods.

Research limitations/implications

Educators in textiles and apparel should have a vested interest in providing education about counterfeiting, resulting in students with greater sensitivity to the issue.

Originality/value

The production, distribution and consumption of counterfeit goods have been increasing at an alarming rate. Current legislation addresses the supply side of the problem, but not the demand side of the problem. Consumer education may be a feasible approach for addressing the demand side of the problem.

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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-2026

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Publication date: 1 June 2002

George K. Chacko

Develops an original 12‐step management of technology protocol and applies it to 51 applications which range from Du Pont’s failure in Nylon to the Single Online Trade…

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Develops an original 12‐step management of technology protocol and applies it to 51 applications which range from Du Pont’s failure in Nylon to the Single Online Trade Exchange for Auto Parts procurement by GM, Ford, Daimler‐Chrysler and Renault‐Nissan. Provides many case studies with regards to the adoption of technology and describes seven chief technology officer characteristics. Discusses common errors when companies invest in technology and considers the probabilities of success. Provides 175 questions and answers to reinforce the concepts introduced. States that this substantial journal is aimed primarily at the present and potential chief technology officer to assist their survival and success in national and international markets.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 14 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Publication date: 5 June 1996

Jonathan Cave and Stephen W. Salant

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Agricultural Markets
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ISBN: 978-0-44482-481-3

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Functional Structure and Approximation in Econometrics
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ISBN: 978-0-44450-861-4

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Publication date: 29 July 2020

Tom Coupe

This paper aims to determine to what extent the housing affordability crisis is a “global” crisis and to what extent there is a variation across countries and over time…

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Purpose

This paper aims to determine to what extent the housing affordability crisis is a “global” crisis and to what extent there is a variation across countries and over time, in who is concerned about housing affordability.

Design/methodology/approach

The author analyses data from about 500,000 respondents from over 140 countries and uses both descriptive statistics as well as regression analysis (using a random effects within between model [Bell et al., 2019]).

Findings

The findings show that concerns about housing affordability are widespread both within and across countries but the extent of these concerns depends greatly on the country, the subgroup and the indicator analysed. Moreover, in many countries, more people worry about other aspects of life than about housing affordability.

Research limitations/implications

The global diversity in the housing affordability crisis suggests that one should be cautious when extrapolating research findings for a given country to other countries or when proposing housing policy transfer across countries.

Practical implications

The specific nature of the housing affordability crisis varies substantially across countries. Policymakers thus should be aware that there is no guarantee that a housing affordability policy that was effective in one country will also be effective in another country.

Originality/value

This paper is original in its use of the Gallup World poll, a unique survey, which is done world-wide and hence is ideally suited for the purpose of this paper, providing a much more detailed picture of the global housing crisis than so far available in the literature.

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International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8270

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Publication date: 25 January 2008

Lifang Zhang and Minghong Zhang

This paper aims to study network effects and the impacts on market structure in the specific context of China's network industries.

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Purpose

This paper aims to study network effects and the impacts on market structure in the specific context of China's network industries.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is organized in the mode of “concept‐model analysis‐empirical examination”. Starting from the concept of “network effect”, it is then extended to the theoretical analysis of market structure and the examination of China's representative network industries.

Findings

The data for China's representative network industries produce mixed findings. Some prove the theoretical estimation quite well, while others do not follow the theoretical conclusion so closely.

Research limitations/implications

The data for China's network industry are relatively limited. The depth of the data is especially inadequate, which prevents more systematic econometrical analysis.

Practical implications

The paper can serve as a reference for private decision makers of network industries and for regulators with antitrust concerns.

Originality/value

This paper may be the first of its kind to study the market structure of China's network industries from the perspective of network effects theory. It could be a good reference for those interested in learning the current status of China's network industries.

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Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-4408

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