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Article
Publication date: 5 June 2009

Yen Ming Zhang and Pak Tee Ng

Yi Jing is one of the most archaic works among the Chinese classics. Various schools of thought developed their philosophies from the philosophical perspectives in this…

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Purpose

Yi Jing is one of the most archaic works among the Chinese classics. Various schools of thought developed their philosophies from the philosophical perspectives in this book and its influence is wide ranging and far reaching. This paper attempts to show how leaders can approach the Yi Jing beneficially by identifying the principles, values and virtues in each of the 64 scenarios, deriving insights about change and leadership. It also aims to show how the Yi Jing compares with Western management literature.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper provides an analysis of Qian Gua of Yi Jing as an example of how leaders can draw insights from Yi Jing about change and leadership.

Findings

Qian Gua, which is the first scenario in the Yi Jing, offers us powerful insights about change and leadership by offering: a framework of understanding change and human enterprises, considering the aspects of beginning, process, benefit and sustainability; a framework to understand the leadership development process; and leadership principles of conscientious self‐cultivation, transformational leadership through virtues and riding the tides of change.

Practical implications

A change and leadership model inspired by the Yi Jing should interest business leaders both in the east and the west, and help Westerners gain success in doing business in China or collaborating with the Chinese on a joint venture.

Originality/value

This is the first paper to draw insights about change and leadership through an analysis of Qian Gua of Yi Jing.

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Chinese Management Studies, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-614X

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Book part
Publication date: 23 November 2011

Phillip Li and Mohammad Arshad Rahman

We consider the Bayes estimation of a multivariate sample selection model with p pairs of selection and outcome variables. Each of the variables may be discrete or…

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We consider the Bayes estimation of a multivariate sample selection model with p pairs of selection and outcome variables. Each of the variables may be discrete or continuous with a parametric marginal distribution, and their dependence structure is modeled through a Gaussian copula function. Markov chain Monte Carlo methods are used to simulate from the posterior distribution of interest. The methods are illustrated in a simulation study and an application from transportation economics.

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Missing Data Methods: Cross-sectional Methods and Applications
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-525-9

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Book part
Publication date: 21 April 2010

Audrey Dumas, Said Hanchane and Jacques Silber

The aim of this chapter is to analyze the sources of earnings dispersion between trainees and nontrainees. We stress three mechanisms by which investment in general…

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The aim of this chapter is to analyze the sources of earnings dispersion between trainees and nontrainees. We stress three mechanisms by which investment in general training may affect wage inequality: directly via participation to a general training program and indirectly via the selection process of trainees or the existence of heterogeneous returns on training. This chapter adopts an approach originally proposed by Fields (2003) but extends it to the breakdown of inequality by population subgroups – those who received training and those who did not. The empirical illustration is based on four French surveys, the 2006 Adult Educational Survey and the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Labor Force Surveys that complement it.

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Jobs, Training, and Worker Well-being
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-766-0

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1981

H. NOJIRI

This paper is a continuation of our paper10,11 and formulates a fuzzy team decision problem of type 2. The concept of fuzzy sets of type 2 is introduced to formulate the…

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This paper is a continuation of our paper10,11 and formulates a fuzzy team decision problem of type 2. The concept of fuzzy sets of type 2 is introduced to formulate the team decision processes which contain fuzzy‐fuzzy states, fuzzy‐fuzzy information functions, fuzzy‐fuzzy information signals, fuzzy‐fuzzy decision functions and fuzzy‐fuzzy actions. After some definitions of fuzzy‐fuzzy relations and fuzzy‐fuzzy mappings, a model of fuzzy team decision of type 2 is proposed.

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Kybernetes, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1995

JANUSZ S. LIPOWSKI

This paper presents new general mathematical models of normalized hysteresis curves, which define major‐hysteresis‐loop and minor‐hysteresis‐loop trajectories with several…

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This paper presents new general mathematical models of normalized hysteresis curves, which define major‐hysteresis‐loop and minor‐hysteresis‐loop trajectories with several degrees of freedom. These mathematical models may be integrated into models of circuits containing nonlinear inductances for application in simulation studies. Also, the models presented can be applied to the description of hysteresis of different physical nature in other areas of science where the hysteresis phenomenon is encountered, for example: dielectric hysteresis, mechanical hysteresis, adsorption hysteresis, optical hysteresis, and so forth.

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COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, vol. 14 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0332-1649

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Book part
Publication date: 1 January 2008

Siddhartha Chib and Liana Jacobi

We present Bayesian models for finding the longitudinal causal effects of a randomized two-arm training program when compliance with the randomized assignment is less than…

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We present Bayesian models for finding the longitudinal causal effects of a randomized two-arm training program when compliance with the randomized assignment is less than perfect in the training arm (but perfect in the non-training arm) for reasons that are potentially correlated with the outcomes. We deal with the latter confounding problem under the principal stratification framework of Sommer and Zeger (1991) and Frangakis and Rubin (1999), and others. Building on the Bayesian contributions of Imbens and Rubin (1997), Hirano et al. (2000), Yau and Little (2001) and in particular Chib (2007) and Chib and Jacobi (2007, 2008), we construct rich models of the potential outcome sequences (with and without random effects), show how informative priors can be reasonably formulated, and present tuned computational approaches for summarizing the posterior distribution. We also discuss the computation of the marginal likelihood for comparing various versions of our models. We find the causal effects of the observed intake from the predictive distribution of each potential outcome for compliers. These are calculated from the output of our estimation procedures. We illustrate the techniques and ideas with data from the 1994 JOBS II trial that was set up to test the efficacy of a job training program on subsequent mental health outcomes.

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Bayesian Econometrics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-308-8

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Publication date: 1 August 2004

Harry P. Bowen and Margarethe F. Wiersema

Research on strategic choices available to the firm are often modeled as a limited number of possible decision outcomes and leads to a discrete limited dependent variable…

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Research on strategic choices available to the firm are often modeled as a limited number of possible decision outcomes and leads to a discrete limited dependent variable. A limited dependent variable can also arise when values of a continuous dependent variable are partially or wholly unobserved. This chapter discusses the methodological issues associated with such phenomena and the appropriate statistical methods developed to allow for consistent and efficient estimation of models that involve a limited dependent variable. The chapter also provides a road map for selecting the appropriate statistical technique and it offers guidelines for consistent interpretation and reporting of the statistical results.

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Research Methodology in Strategy and Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-235-1

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Book part
Publication date: 24 March 2006

Zhengjun Zhang

In this paper, the gamma test is used to determine the order of lag-k tail dependence existing in financial time series. Using standardized return series, statistical…

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In this paper, the gamma test is used to determine the order of lag-k tail dependence existing in financial time series. Using standardized return series, statistical evidences based on the test results show that jumps in returns are not transient. New time series models which combine a specific class of max-stable processes, Markov processes, and GARCH processes are proposed and used to model tail dependencies within asset returns. Estimators for parameters in the models are developed and proved to be consistent and asymptotically joint normal. These new models are tested on simulation examples and some real data, the S&P 500.

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Econometric Analysis of Financial and Economic Time Series
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-388-4

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Book part
Publication date: 12 April 2012

John F. Kros

This chapter addresses quality management (QM) content on the process quality management (PQM) level in the high-technology industry of semiconductor manufacturing…

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This chapter addresses quality management (QM) content on the process quality management (PQM) level in the high-technology industry of semiconductor manufacturing. Identifying critical components of a manufacturing or service process and improving them to ensure superior quality at economic costs is the overall goal of PQM. Deming was a prominent proponent of PQM as a means to optimize the performance of a product or process. In optimizing the performance of a product or process, good design practices require the evaluation of designs from a process perspective. Advanced design techniques, namely design of experiments (DOEs), are cornerstone to the optimization process, to design management, and in turn to PQM. This chapter investigates the use of DOEs in the manufacture of semiconductors. Specifically, two underlying assumptions impact operations managers using DOEs: solution differences/similarities in underlying DOE optimization methods and marginal rates of substitution. Perhaps unknown to the user, DOE optimization techniques carry strong assumptions regarding these characteristics. This chapter investigates two commonly used DOE optimization approaches applied to the operational control of semiconductor wafer production, and demonstrates that each method contains assumptions about these characteristics, which are not intuitively evident to a user.

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Applications of Management Science
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-100-8

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Publication date: 1 January 2008

Ivan Jeliazkov, Jennifer Graves and Mark Kutzbach

In this paper, we consider the analysis of models for univariate and multivariate ordinal outcomes in the context of the latent variable inferential framework of Albert…

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In this paper, we consider the analysis of models for univariate and multivariate ordinal outcomes in the context of the latent variable inferential framework of Albert and Chib (1993). We review several alternative modeling and identification schemes and evaluate how each aids or hampers estimation by Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation methods. For each identification scheme we also discuss the question of model comparison by marginal likelihoods and Bayes factors. In addition, we develop a simulation-based framework for analyzing covariate effects that can provide interpretability of the results despite the nonlinearities in the model and the different identification restrictions that can be implemented. The methods are employed to analyze problems in labor economics (educational attainment), political economy (voter opinions), and health economics (consumers’ reliance on alternative sources of medical information).

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Bayesian Econometrics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-308-8

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