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Publication date: 1 August 2006

Marc Conrad, Tim French, Carsten Maple and Sijing Zhang

In this paper we present an account of an undergraduate team‐based assignment designed to facilitate, exhibit and record team‐working skills in an e‐mediated environment…

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In this paper we present an account of an undergraduate team‐based assignment designed to facilitate, exhibit and record team‐working skills in an e‐mediated environment. By linking the student feedback received to Hofstede’s classic model of cultural dimensions we aim to show the assignment’s suitability in revealing the student’s multi‐cultural context. In addition to anecdotal evidence we also present a quantitative analysis that shows that the desired learning outcomes have been met. In a further discussion we show how the qualitative data collected can be used to quantitatively determine a cultural fingerprint of the groups that is useful to predict the team’s suitability for a given task in a real‐world project.

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Interactive Technology and Smart Education, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-5659

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Publication date: 1 August 2006

Pedro Isaías and Maggie McPherson

Despite some spectacular e‐learning failures in recent years, e.g. the British government’s “e University”,educational technologies have continued developing and have made…

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Despite some spectacular e‐learning failures in recent years, e.g. the British government’s “e University”,educational technologies have continued developing and have made advances in several learning paradigms. These new learning paradigms appear as newways to deal with the old traditional learning concepts and philosophies throughout the widespread of technical gadgets and approaches. In fact, the current generation of high school children and young adults are now really familiar with a whole range of devices such as Bluetooth mobiles, digital cameras, and MP3 music players such as the iPod, which has ensured their acceptance of digital technology in a way that their predecessors did not. Research indicates that despite earlier e‐learning setbacks, with the relevant planning, e‐learning partnerships can be successful. Nevertheless, the question as to how teaching and learning can benefit from these new information technologies and environments and how academic staff can keep pace with the ever‐changing technology needs to be addressed.

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Interactive Technology and Smart Education, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-5659

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Neha Gahlawat and Subhash C. Kundu

The purpose of this paper is to establish the effectiveness of socially responsible HRM (SRHRM) on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) while examining the mediating…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to establish the effectiveness of socially responsible HRM (SRHRM) on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) while examining the mediating role of work motivation and job satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

Primary data based on 565 respondents belonging to various organizations operating in India were collected and analyzed. Statistical tools like confirmatory factor analysis and bootstrap procedure were used to determine the hypothesized relationships between SRHRM and employee attitudes and behavior.

Findings

Drawing upon social identity perspective, the results have revealed that the employees’ perceptions of SRHRM including legal compliance HRM, employee-oriented HRM, general corporate social responsibility (CSR) facilitation HRM and general CSR conduct are related to higher engagement in extra-role behavior among employees in Indian context. The findings further reveal that this SRHRM–OCB relationship is serially mediated by work motivation and job satisfaction.

Practical implications

The study gives strong indications that managers at both global and local level need to pay high attention to the designing and implementation of the CSR-focused HRM systems in their organizations, as these do not only lead to positive organizational image but also generate positive employee outcomes.

Originality/value

By establishing a multi-step partial mediation model, this study brings new insights in the underlying mechanism existing in the SRHRM–OCB relationship.

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Journal of Indian Business Research, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4195

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Publication date: 1 January 2003

Daniel Druckman

The theme of this keynote address is conceptual puzzles raised by empirical research on conflict management and resolution. Three types of puzzles are highlighted: those…

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The theme of this keynote address is conceptual puzzles raised by empirical research on conflict management and resolution. Three types of puzzles are highlighted: those that deal with processes, identities, and situations. The process puzzles include some counter‐intuitive implications of negotiating strategies and interaction process dynamics. The identity puzzles include the ways in which identity is negotiated, perceptions of ingroups and outgroups, and the connection between loyalty to groups and collective action. The situation puzzles address attribution issues, the distinction between passive actors and active agents, and the role of history. An attempt is then made to juxtapose the puzzles toward a larger conception of a field that emphasizes change in the phenomena we analyze in research and shape through practice. A number of these ideas are found also in the research of previous IACM lifetime award recipients, with whom connections are made.

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International Journal of Conflict Management, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1044-4068

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Publication date: 13 May 2019

Hirra Pervez Butt, Hussain Tariq, Qingxiong Weng and Nadeem Sohail

Based on the theory of crossover, the purpose of this paper is to explore the limited but growing body of research on positive crossover, wherein the authors investigated…

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Purpose

Based on the theory of crossover, the purpose of this paper is to explore the limited but growing body of research on positive crossover, wherein the authors investigated the direct and indirect crossover of work passion between the dyadic setting of leader and followers. The authors hypothesized that the leader’s (follower’s) work passion influence follower’s (leader’s) work passion through direct crossover phenomena (i.e. crossover via empathy). In the study, the authors also examined the underlying indirect crossover mechanism of leader’s (follower’s) work passion via personal identification – the process by which individuals (supervisors and subordinates) realize cognitive overlap between the self and other over time in a relationship. In an attempt to fully understand the crossover of leader’s (follower’s) work passion, the authors scrutinized the pattern of leader–follower relationship quality, which has the capacity to moderate the direct and indirect crossover of work passion from leader to follower and vice versa.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted two independent studies and collected a time-lagged data from the dyadic settings of a large trade multinational company (n=77 supervisor and 373 subordinates) and a large manufacturing multinational company (n=89 supervisor and 411 subordinates) situated in Anhui province of China to test the authors’ moderated mediation model of work passion.

Findings

As expected the authors found support for all the authors’ hypothesized relationships. Specifically, the results provide support for the notion of direct and indirect crossover of work passion within leader–follower dyads. Moreover, the authors’ findings also support the moderated mediation model of direct and indirect crossover of work passion.

Originality/value

Overall, this study provides a potential way to stimulate work passion in employees (leader and followers) from the perspective of their relationship quality with each other. Moreover, implications for theory, research and practice with prospective future research topics are discussed.

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Personnel Review, vol. 48 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 8 April 2019

Sean Yim, Young Han Bae, Hyunwoo Lim and JaeHwan Kwon

The authors use signaling theory in proposing a conceptual framework that simultaneously incorporates both the mediating effects of corporate reputation (CR) and the…

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Purpose

The authors use signaling theory in proposing a conceptual framework that simultaneously incorporates both the mediating effects of corporate reputation (CR) and the moderating effects of marketing capability (MC) into the corporate social responsibility (CSR)–corporate financial performance (CFP) link and theorize a single moderated mediation model. The empirical results of the research confirm the theorized moderated mediation model among the four variables, where a firm’s CR plays a mediating role in the relationship between CSR and CFP, and a firm’s MC moderates the effect of CSR on CR exclusively in the first link. Both theoretical and practical implications of the moderated mediation model are discussed.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses structural equation model estimations with the relevant secondary datasets collected from publicly available databases.

Findings

The empirical results confirm the theorized moderated mediation model in the conceptual framework that uses signaling theory. Specifically, the results identify the moderating role of MC in only the CSR- CR link (but not in the CR and CFP link), such that CR plays a moderated mediation role in the CSR–CFP link.

Research limitations/implications

The current research is not without limitations. These limitations mainly stem from data sets used in the empirical analyses. More details are discussed in the limitations and future research directions section.

Practical implications

The empirical findings suggest that a firm needs to develop a consolidated CSR-marketing program, simultaneously satisfying stakeholders’ needs for both the firm’s socially desirable business practices and value-creating marketing programs to increase its CR, which will, in turn, lead to better profitability for the firm.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the current research is the first to use signaling theory in building a conceptual framework that theorizes a moderated mediation model regarding the simultaneous effects of CR and MC on the relationship between CSR and CFP and to empirically test this conceptual framework of the single moderated mediation model. By doing so, the current research clarifies an unanswered question in the literature of whether the underlying mechanism in the CSR–CFP link is based on a mediated moderation or moderated mediation of CR and MC.

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Publication date: 7 December 2020

Juneho Um and Neungho Han

This study aims to theoretically hypothesise and empirically explore the relationships amongst global supply chain risks, supply chain resilience and mitigating strategies.

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Purpose

This study aims to theoretically hypothesise and empirically explore the relationships amongst global supply chain risks, supply chain resilience and mitigating strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopts supply chain resilience as a dynamic capability and resilience capability as a mediating prerequisite in addressing supply chain risk in sourcing, manufacturing and delivery. The moderating role of diverse mitigating strategies is tested to enhance supply chain resilience. Data collected via survey was used for structural equation modelling and additional tests to explore appropriate mitigating strategies for differing risk environments.

Findings

Achieving better supply chain resilience capability plays an important mediating role between supply chain risks and resilience, while the relationships depend on the performance of seven mitigating strategies.

Research limitations/implications

The findings contribute to the theoretical development of risk management issues in global supply chains by suggesting the role of supply chain resilience capability.

Practical implications

The findings offer managerial guidance on how to mitigate the global supply chain risk through the appropriate practice of strategies to strengthen supply chain resilience in an uncertain environment.

Originality/value

This is the first empirical research examining the impact of mitigating strategies on supply chain resilience. The results provide practical implications for managing uncertain events and offering theoretical insight for future research in supply chain resilience.

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Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-8546

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2003

Daniel Blake, Tom Cucuzza and Sanjay Rishi

Today’s automotive leadership faces harsh competitive truths. Six forces will have transformed the automotive world by 2008: (1) an imperative to create value for…

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Today’s automotive leadership faces harsh competitive truths. Six forces will have transformed the automotive world by 2008: (1) an imperative to create value for consumers and shareholders, faster; (2) further consolidation and scale (yet scale alone is not guarantee of success); (3) a greater need for production and process agility, to embrace technological breakthroughs in vehicle engineering; (4) the advent of new disruptive technology in vehicles, and in supply chains; (5) accelerated innovation of products and services; innovation is the differentiator; and (6) Increasing customer expectation of both choice and value. Success in the future will depend on adopting a model that is based on collaborative relationships with suppliers and others. Companies that can assemble the best supply communities and accelerate consumer‐centric innovation faster than their competitor’s network will be the winners. Collaborative product commerce (CPC) provides the framework under which multiple‐company collaborative communities can flourish and deliver long term sustainable value. The transition to a collaborative model requires strategic leadership. The formation of new communities will not happen as a natural evolution from the lower forms of collaboration that currently exist. The benefits of CPC include: shorter cycle times, cost reductions, development of consumer‐centric offerings. Six key steps to CPC are: (1) make collaboration the centerpiece of strategy: obtain a community of partners that excel in customer responsiveness, speed to market, and innovation; (2) anticipate the upcoming disruptive forces and create a collaborative response with key community partners rather than in isolation; (3) work with community partners to identify essential areas where collaboration can create a superior business model; (5) begin working with partners first on enhancing product development; (5) focus on core competencies and eliminate redundant processes; and (6) share value within the community. The mastery of collaboration will prove a defining and indispensable strategy for the automotive leaders that will emerge early in the second automotive century.

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Strategy & Leadership, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1087-8572

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Publication date: 1 October 2002

What strategy would you employ when breaking into a new country? M&A, brand extension, foreign direct investment (FDI), partnering, exports, aggressive takeovers, or…

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What strategy would you employ when breaking into a new country? M&A, brand extension, foreign direct investment (FDI), partnering, exports, aggressive takeovers, or cautious step by step entry – the list is endless. We take a look at a couple of the most popular methods and see how they have worked for some of the top organizations in the corporate sector.

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Strategic Direction, vol. 18 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 23 August 2022

Monika Soni

Although decades of research on transformational leadership have resulted in a firm understanding of its consequences, the impact of environmental-conscious…

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Purpose

Although decades of research on transformational leadership have resulted in a firm understanding of its consequences, the impact of environmental-conscious transformational leader on positive employee outcomes and underlying mechanism in environmental leadership–outcome relationship is not well examined. This study aims to examine a moderated mediation model of effects of environmental consciousness (EC) on the mediating role of perceived corporate social responsibility (PCSR) in transformational leadership (ETFL) and pro-environmental behavior (PEB) relationship in energy-intensive industries.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 320 self- reported questionnaires were collected from employees working in different Indian organizations across different sectors. All measures used in this survey were adopted from well-established scales. To minimize the effects of common method variance arising, the survey questionnaires were administered to the participants in two stages (with a gap of 14 days), with antecedents separated from outcomes. Partial least squares (PLS) structural equation modeling and SPSS-process macro were applied for testing the hypothesized model.

Findings

The results revealed that ETFL positively correlated with PEB. The hypothesized moderated mediation condition was supported as the results suggest that PCSR mediated the ETFL–PEB relationship, and EC moderated this mediating pathway; i.e. indirect effects of ETFL on employee PEB via PCSR were stronger for employees with high EC.

Practical implications

In particular, this research provides implications for training and development of leaders. The study indicates the importance of environmental-conscious leaders in enhancing perceived PCSR and PEB of employees. Likewise, the finding found that PCSR mediates the ETFL and PEB relationship. Moreover, the indirect effect of ETFL on PEB through PCSR moderated by EC highlights the importance of managing and ensuring effective leader–employee relationship that facilitates ecofriendly initiatives.

Originality/value

The study is based on the data collected from energy-intensive industries. Thus, it provides insights into the role and importance of green leadership and green behavior in energy industries. It is one of the few studies in the energy-intensive industry in India that help the researcher to delve into future research on the same.

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International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1934-8835

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