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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Publication date: 1 December 2009

Praveen Gupta

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Publication date: 1 December 2009

Vivek Varma

Sustainability in innovation is being increasingly recognized as an important consideration in the current efforts focused on balancing the needs for improved goods and…

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Sustainability in innovation is being increasingly recognized as an important consideration in the current efforts focused on balancing the needs for improved goods and services for the current and future generations with the concomitant impact on the natural resources. This paper analyzes the issues surrounding sustainability debate based on a review of rich literature available. It recognizes ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability and other important factors like equity, basic needs, public participation, complexity, uncertainty and irreversibility; and, incorporates them all in a systems based decision making framework. It also outlines an approach utilizing the concepts of intra- and inter-generational equity that could be utilized to determine sustainability of goods and services generated through innovative efforts. The proposed approach is expected to facilitate better informed decision making.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Publication date: 8 June 2012

Mark MacPherson, Steven Dukeshire, Gefu Wang‐Pruski and Vivek Varma

The North American fresh potato market has been in decline for over ten years, yet little consumer research has penetrated beyond the factors influencing the purchase…

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The North American fresh potato market has been in decline for over ten years, yet little consumer research has penetrated beyond the factors influencing the purchase decision. The purpose of this study is to provide a deeper understanding of the purchase decision for the fresh potato by exploring the linkages between the choice tactics employed in the store, post‐purchase evaluations in the home and the value orientations motivating consumption.

Design/methodology/approach

For this study, semi‐structured focus groups were conducted and analyzed using framework analysis.

Findings

This study presents a choice tactic formation and refinement model for the fresh potato that illustrates a feedback process between in‐home evaluations of the fresh potato and the four choice tactics employed at the point of purchase (potato size, color, shape and size uniformity). Each evaluative outcome related back to one of three value orientations (taste, health and lifestyle). Only two of the value orientations (taste and lifestyle) were found to be influencing the formation and refinement of these choice tactics. Positive and negative evaluative outcomes were also found to be dependent on whether participants thought of the potato as either fresh or prepared.

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Detailed insights into a feedback process between in‐home evaluations of the fresh potato and the choice tactics employed at the point of purchase.

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 16 March 2011

Brett Trusko

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Publication date: 8 June 2012

Len Tiu Wright

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 18 May 2020

Vivek Agrawal, Rajendra P. Mohanty and Anand Mohan Agrawal

The purpose of this paper is to differentiate the empowering influences of critical enablers of supply chain management (SCM) along with their interrelationships. These…

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The purpose of this paper is to differentiate the empowering influences of critical enablers of supply chain management (SCM) along with their interrelationships. These empowering enablers are significant, as they encourage productive execution to improve organizational performance and stakeholder's satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

From the literature review, incidence of a number of SCM enablers were found and they were subjected to critical scrutiny by a considerable number of experts engaged in SCM research and application to identify significant and applicable empowering enablers by grounded interactions. By using Impact Matrix Cross-Reference Multiplication Applied to a Classification analysis, the driving and dependence power were analyzed and the empowering enablers were ordered. This was pursued by building up a structural model of the empowering enablers using interpretive structure modeling, followed with measuring cause–effect relationship using decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL).

Findings

Among these identified enablers of SCM, operational performance, green SCM, employee empowerment and motivation and strategic association came out to be strategic enablers.

Research limitations/implications

The findings may help the practicing professionals to develop clarity in understanding of these essential enablers and their contextual as well as cause–effect relationship in SCM. The practicing professionals need to focus on all these enablers during implementation of SCM for enhancing the organizational performance and stake holders' satisfaction.

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This study is of practical utility in real-life implementation of SCM. The algorithm used in applying the multi-criteria decision-making approach is very user-friendly, and the application of DEMATEL is an innovation compared to previous research. Further, the findings can be used as a benchmark for improving the performance of SCM by considering the cause–effect relationship.

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 27 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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Publication date: 6 November 2019

Yusuf Hassan and Jatin Pandey

Religion plays an important role in promoting and inhibiting consumption of goods and services. Halal food, for instance, represents one such food permitted by Islam…

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Religion plays an important role in promoting and inhibiting consumption of goods and services. Halal food, for instance, represents one such food permitted by Islam. Within a broader category of consumers for religiously sanctioned products such as halal food, young consumers represent an important segment, as they have a high lifetime value, thereby requiring special attention. This study aims to identify and examine individual and social factors that can foster young consumer’s engagement for halal products.

Design/methodology/approach

An inductive research approach using the Gioia method has been used to develop broader themes for discussion. The authors have also proposed a model for engaging young consumers for religiously sanctioned dietary products.

Findings

The paper provides empirical insights into the interplay of identities and value sources that encourages or forbids consumer engagement for halal products.

Practical implications

Globally, the halal food industry has been estimated to be worth $580bn, and it is growing at an average rate of 7 per cent annually. Marketers, thus, need to be aware of diverse consumers’ needs to provide a customized offering; they have to cater to adherent customers of these religiously sanctioned products by being sensitive to intricacies that make such food items consumable. The study will help marketers to better align their promotional strategies with the needs and requirement of young consumers.

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In this paper, the authors have operationalized repeated interaction and associated consumption in the context of halal food to understand how religion and other factors play a role in strengthening or weakening consumer engagement. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, no study has been done to understand young consumer’s engagement for halal food products in the Indian context. India being a land of multi-religion and multi-culture, such studies can provide rich insights.

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Young Consumers, vol. 21 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-3616

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Publication date: 9 February 2015

Ridhi Arora and Santosh Rangnekar

The purpose of this paper is to examine the joint effects of personality (agreeableness and conscientiousness) and perceived supervisory career mentoring (SCM) on…

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the joint effects of personality (agreeableness and conscientiousness) and perceived supervisory career mentoring (SCM) on occupational commitment (OC) in the Indian context. In addition, the role of SCM support as a predictor of OC was also analyzed.

Design/methodology/approach

A cross-sectional survey-based research design was adopted using data from 121 employees of public and private sector organizations in North India.

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The results showed that the relationship between perceived SCM and OC was stronger for employees reporting high levels of agreeableness in contrast to low agreeableness. Further, perceived SCM support was observed as a significant predictor of OC in the Indian context.

Practical implications

This study suggests that for fostering an occupationally committed workforce, it is critical for supervisory mentors to understand how to deal with employees of different personality traits. Further, supervisory mentors need to be trained and empowered to render vocational support to employees at all levels.

Originality/value

The work advances the existing work on mentoring and vocational outcomes by demonstrating the crucial role of supervisory career support and personality interactions in predicting OC.

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Career Development International, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 14 February 2018

Valerie Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, Peter McLaren and Lilia Monzó

The purpose of this paper is to engage some of the central themes of Gayatri Spivak’s seminal essay, “Can the Subaltern Speak? (CSS)” In particular, her criticisms of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to engage some of the central themes of Gayatri Spivak’s seminal essay, “Can the Subaltern Speak? (CSS)” In particular, her criticisms of post-structuralism’s treatment of the “subject” as well as its privileging of “discourse” and micrological analyses of power vis-à-vis her discussion of Foucault and Deleuze.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper also draws on a historical materialist approach to examine how Spivak’s own work often reinscribes the discursive and politically pusillanimous tendencies of both post-structuralist and post-colonialist thought.

Findings

This lends itself to the “complexification” of capitalism – a bourgeois form of mystification of capital’s essential workings and the underlying class structure of the globalized economy, inclusive of “postcolonial” societies.

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The authors conclude that CSS – while an important question – is ultimately a misdirected one that, in effect, mistakes discursive empowerment for social and economic enablement.

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Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1443-9883

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