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Publication date: 25 January 2022

Weilin Wu, Wynne Chin and Yide Liu

This study aims to provide a response to calls for research on the consequences of technostress among employees in smart hotels. Based on the person–environment fit and job…

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to provide a response to calls for research on the consequences of technostress among employees in smart hotels. Based on the person–environment fit and job demands–resources theories, the authors offer a theoretical framework and investigate how factors affect employees’ well-being and performance. Further, the authors investigate the moderating effects of organizational learning on the relationship between technostress and employee well-being and performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors developed and empirically tested a research model based on a survey of 454 respondents in China. The effect of technostress was analyzed by applying the use of partial least squares structural equation modeling.

Findings

The results support that technostress negatively affects employee well-being (e.g. engagement and overall well-being) and performance. Employee well-being mediates the relationship between technostress and performance. Organizational learning has a countervailing moderating impact on employee well-being and performance. Specifically, organizational learning significantly counteracts the relationship between technostress and performance while significantly exacerbating the relationship between technostress and engagement.

Practical implications

This study contributes to an enhanced understanding of technostress in smart hotels and provides practical recommendations for assisting hotel managers in improving employee well-being and performance.

Originality/value

This work represents an early attempt to investigate the impact of technostress on employee well-being and performance in smart hotels. The countervailing moderating effect of organizational learning on employee engagement and performance is identified. In addition, this study is an initial attempt at estimating the predictive contribution of the mediating effects of employee engagement and overall well-being in the relationship between technostress and employee performance in smart hotels.

研究目的

这项研究响应了对研究智能酒店员工存在的技术压力的号召。基于人与环境的契合和工作需求——资源理论, 我们提供了一个理论框架并调查如何影响员工的幸福感和绩效的因素。此外, 我们调查了组织学习对技术压力以及员工福利和绩效关系的调节作用。

研究设计/方法/途径

我们开发并实证检验了一项基于对中国 454 名受访者的调查的研究模型。通过应用偏最小二乘结构方程模型对技术压力的影响进行分析。

研究发现

结果显示技术压力对员工幸福感产生负面影响(例如, 参与度和整体幸福感)和绩效。员工幸福感对技术压力和绩效之间的关系有显著中介作用。组织学习对员工的幸福感和表现起到了抵消性的调节作用。具体而言, 组织学习显着抵消了技术压力和绩效之间的关系, 同时显着增加技术压力和参与度之间的关系。

实践价值

本研究有助于加深对智能酒店技术人员的理解并提供实用建议以协助酒店管理人员改善员工福利和表现。

研究原创性/价值

这项研究代表了技术压力对智能酒店员工福利和绩效影响的早期尝试。本论文确定了组织学习在员工参与度和工作表现关系之间的抵消调节作用。此外, 这项研究是探索智能酒店员工参与度以及整体幸福感在技术压力与员工绩效之间关系的中介效应的初步尝试。

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9880

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Book part
Publication date: 18 January 2022

Weilin Liu, Robin C. Sickles and Yao Zhao

This chapter estimates heterogeneous productivity growth and spatial spillovers through industrial linkages in the United States and China from 1981 to 2010. The authors employ a…

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This chapter estimates heterogeneous productivity growth and spatial spillovers through industrial linkages in the United States and China from 1981 to 2010. The authors employ a spatial Durbin stochastic frontier model and estimates with a spatial weight matrix based on inter-country input–output linkages to describe the spatial interdependencies in technology. The authors estimate productivity growth and spillovers at the industry level using the World KLEMS database. The spillovers of factor inputs and productivity growth are decomposed into domestic and international effects. Most of the spillover effects are found to be significant and the spillovers of productivity growth offered and received provide detailed information reflecting interdependence of the industries in the global value chain (GVC). The authors use this model to evaluate the impact of a US–Sino decoupling of trade links based on simulations of four scenarios of the reductions in bilateral intermediate trade. Their estimation results and their simulations are as mentioned based on date that ends in 2010, as this is the only KLEMS data available for these countries at this level of industrial disaggregation. As the GVC linkages between the United States and China have expanded since the end of their sample period their results can be viewed as informative in their own right for this period as well as possible lower bounds on the extent of the spillovers generated by an expanding GVC.

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Essays in Honor of M. Hashem Pesaran: Prediction and Macro Modeling
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-062-7

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2018

Fakhrodin Lalegani, Mohammad Reza Saffarian, Ahmadreza Moradi and Ebrahim Tavousi

According to very small dimensions of the microchannels, producing a microchannel with smooth surfaces is approximately impossible. The surface roughness can have a specific…

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Purpose

According to very small dimensions of the microchannels, producing a microchannel with smooth surfaces is approximately impossible. The surface roughness can have a specific effect on microchannel performances. This paper aims to investigate the changes in friction and pressure drop in the microchannels by considering the different roughness elements on microchannel wall and changes in elementary geometry and flow conditions. Results show a significant effect of roughness on the pressure drop and friction.

Design/methodology/approach

Two-dimensional fluid flow in the rough microchannels is analyzed using FLUENT. Microchannels have a height of 50 µm. Water at room temperature (25°C) has been used as working fluid. The Reynolds numbers are considered in laminar flow range and from 50 to 300.

Findings

The results show that the value of friction factor reduces nonlinearly with an increase in Reynolds number. But, the pressure drops and the Poiseuille number in the microchannels increase with an increase in Reynolds number. The values of the pressure drop and the friction factor increase by increasing the height and size of the roughness elements, but these values reduce with an increase in the distance of roughness elements.

Originality/value

The roughness elements types in this research are rectangular, trapezoidal, elliptical, triangular and complex (composed of multiple types of roughness elements). The effects of the Reynolds number, roughness height, roughness distance and roughness size on the pressure drop and friction in the rough microchannels are investigated and discussed. Furthermore, differences between the effects of five types of roughness elements are identified.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 28 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 2014

Weilin Wang and Yangang Liang

In this paper, the development of relative guidance and control algorithms for proximity operations to satellite in elliptical orbit are presented. The paper aims to discuss these…

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Purpose

In this paper, the development of relative guidance and control algorithms for proximity operations to satellite in elliptical orbit are presented. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

The process of autonomous proximity is divided into three phases: proximity manoeuvre, flyaround manoeuvre, and hovering manoeuvre. The characteristics of the three phases are analyzed. Different guidance algorithms are based on using the analytical closed-form solution of the Tschauner-Hempel (TH) equations that is completely explicit in time. Lastly, the linear quadratic regulators control algorithm based on the linearized TH equations is developed to minimize the initial state errors in the last phase.

Findings

This paper defines three phases in the satellite proximity operations and develops the guidance and control algorithms. Then, the relative guidance and control algorithms are illustrated through different numerical examples. And the results demonstrate the effectiveness and simplicity of using a TH model in autonomous proximity.

Practical implications

The findings indicate that a TH model is clearly effective at estimating the relative position and velocity and controlling the relative trajectory. In addition, this model is not restricted to a circular orbit, but it can be used as well for an elliptical orbit. Furthermore, by using this model, simple guidance and control algorithms are developed to approach, flyaround and hover from a target satellite.

Originality/value

Based on the guidance algorithms, the manoeuvre-flight period can be set in accordance with the mission requirement. Flyaround with different types of trajectory and a feedback control scheme to achieve stable hovering state are studied. Consequently, this proposed guidance algorithms can effectively implement guidance and control for satellite proximity operations.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, vol. 86 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2020

Weilin Su, Bei Lyu, Hui Chen and Yanzi Zhang

With the rapid development of the service industry, service innovation has gradually become a hot topic in business today. How to further improve employees' service innovative…

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Purpose

With the rapid development of the service industry, service innovation has gradually become a hot topic in business today. How to further improve employees' service innovative behaviors has become critical to organizations' survival and success. Servant leadership, as a leadership style characterized by serving others, is closely related to employees' service innovative behaviors. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a theoretical framework to examine the influence of servant leadership on employees' service innovative behavior, the mediating role of intrinsic motivation and the moderating role of identification with the leader.

Design/methodology/approach

To test the theoretical model, a multi-time survey method was used to collect data from 381employees from a large high-tech company in Mainland China.

Findings

The results confirm that servant leadership can promote employees' service innovative behavior and intrinsic motivation. Meanwhile, employees' intrinsic motivation partly mediates the influence of servant leadership on their service innovative behavior. Moreover, this mediating relationship is conditional on the moderating role of individual identification with the leader in the path from servant leadership to individual intrinsic motivation.

Research limitations/implications

The key limitation of this study lies in the representativeness of sample data, which is the convenience of non-probability sampling and self-reported data only from a large high-tech company in China.

Practical implications

This study not only further verified a promotion factor of individual service innovative behavior from the perspective of leader influence, but also enriched the understanding of the positive influence of servant leadership on employees.

Originality/value

This study is the first to examine the relationships among servant leadership, employees' intrinsic motivation, identification with the leader and service innovative behavior. The results may help to open the “black box” of the relationship between servant leadership and employees' service innovative behavior by introducing their intrinsic motivation. The conclusions also indicate employees' identification with the leader is an important boundary condition among their relationships. Particularly, it not only moderates the relationship between servant leadership and intrinsic motivation, but also moderates the mediating role of intrinsic motivation.

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Baltic Journal of Management, vol. 15 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5265

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Article
Publication date: 11 March 2022

Faisal Iddris, Philip Opoku Mensah, Richard Asiedu and Henry Kofi Mensah

The purpose of this study was to examine students’ innovation capability in virtual team projects from the COVID-19 pandemic era.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study was to examine students’ innovation capability in virtual team projects from the COVID-19 pandemic era.

Design/methodology/approach

The researchers conducted an empirical study and the data were collected from a total of 308 participants engaging in virtual team projects. A structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to assess the relationship of the conceptual framework.

Findings

The findings showed that virtual team culture positively influenced propensity to innovate. Also, knowledge management and communication influenced propensity to innovate through the mediation of support for innovation.

Practical implications

Developing a strategy for propensity to innovate in any organization demands that project team members should be able to seamlessly communicate. Developing knowledge management, communication and support for innovation strategy in a virtual team may prepare an organization for permanently different post-pandemic events and the future turbulent business environment.

Originality/value

This study highlights innovation capability for the propensity to innovate, a topic that is not widely researched, especially in the context of virtual teams.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Book part
Publication date: 8 April 2005

Petri Suomala

The essential investments in new product development (NPD) made by industrial companies entail effective management of NPD activities. In this context, performance measurement is…

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The essential investments in new product development (NPD) made by industrial companies entail effective management of NPD activities. In this context, performance measurement is one of the means that can be employed in the pursuit of effectiveness.

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Managing Product Innovation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-311-2

Article
Publication date: 1 October 2001

Hongjie Wang, Guoqing Ding, Yao Shun, Pingping Jiang and Guozheng Yan

Flexible automation robotic systems and off‐line programming methods have recently received much attention. Studies the problem of robot auto‐marking and auto‐cutting of…

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Flexible automation robotic systems and off‐line programming methods have recently received much attention. Studies the problem of robot auto‐marking and auto‐cutting of shipbuilding panels, using an integrated computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system based on computer technology and off‐line programming of the robot. The following three points are focused on in this paper: marking and cutting information of the panel’s CAD model; measurement of the panel’s deformation and its compensation algorithm; robot auto‐making and auto‐cutting of the panel using the CAM system. Robot auto‐marking and auto‐cutting of shipbuilding panels solves the difficulty associated with panel marking and cutting by hand. Furthermore this system possesses high processing precision and automatically compensates for the deformation of the panel. Our experiments prove the feasibility and efficiency of this system at the end of this paper.

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Industrial Robot: An International Journal, vol. 28 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-991X

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Article
Publication date: 26 December 2023

Sümeyye Üstüntağ and Nazim Paşayev

This study aims to comparatively reveal the physical, thermal and mechanical properties of horse tail and mane hairs, which have the potential to be used in many areas.

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Purpose

This study aims to comparatively reveal the physical, thermal and mechanical properties of horse tail and mane hairs, which have the potential to be used in many areas.

Design/methodology/approach

Physical properties of horsehairs such as diameter, density, moisture and water absorption were measured. Fourier transform infrared, field emission scanning electron microscopy and amino acid analyzes were applied to the hairs. Thermal stability of horsehair was investigated by thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry analysis. In addition, breaking strength and elongation values of mane and tail hairs were measured.

Findings

As a result of morphological analysis of horsehair, it was observed that there are usually gaps in the internal structure of horsehair, but the size and continuity of these gaps vary. It has been determined that there is a significant difference between the tenacity values of tail and mane hairs as well as geometric characteristics. In addition, amino acid analysis has shown that the amino acid contents of horse tail and mane hairs are similar and not much different from sheep’s wool.

Originality/value

Horsehair has been used for various purposes such as clothing, accessories, brushes, upholstery and reinforcement material. To use horsehair in accordance with its application area and performance characteristics, it is necessary to know its physical, thermal and mechanical properties. It is considerable to reveal the similar and different aspects of tail and mane hairs to determine whether they are alternatives to each other. Therefore, revealing the characteristics of tail and mane hairs comparatively constitutes the originality of this study.

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Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1560-6074

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