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Abstract We posit that our scholarship is developed on the basis of ontological, epistemological and methodological dogmas which impede further progress. In particular, we problematize the theorizing and methodological fetishism that exist across both quantitative and qualitative traditions and we propose some ways to overcome them. In this way we join relevant discussions which question the value, relevance and legitimacy of our research endeavors – while being confident that a more thoughtful,...
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#1Achilleas Boukis (University of Sussex)H-Index: 6
#2Sertan Kabadayi (Fordham University)H-Index: 13
Abstract This conceptual paper aspires to provide a theoretically sound understanding of the value creation process of a specific value network (i.e., firm–employee context). Drawing on service-logic and resource-based frameworks, a classification of four diverse resource types in an organizational context is introduced (i.e., core, augmented, add-on, peripheral resources), based on their exchangeability and their contribution to employees' value creation and co-creation. This classification ena...
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#1Liz Breen (University of Bradford)H-Index: 7
Last. Jacobo Elies-Gomez (University of Bradford)H-Index: 1
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Abstract The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and importance of management skills in the pharmacy profession and pharmacists' ability to respond to current and future challenges in healthcare provision. As service professionals, pharmacists are engaged based on their expertise and skills, and are noted for their contribution to the knowledge-based economy and control over the application of their knowledge (Abbott, 1991). The same premise would apply to other professionals e.g. he...
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#1Heather Skipworth (Cranfield University)H-Index: 7
#2Emanuela Delbufalo (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 5
Last. Carlos Mena (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract As outsourcing ventures become more complex, opportunities for synergies and efficiencies increase, but also create longer and more fragmented supply chains which could have disastrous consequences, particularly in a healthcare context. This study investigates the implications of outsourcing on healthcare supply chains by comparing two alternatives: outsourcing from public-to-private and outsourcing from public-to-public. A conceptual framework, adapted from previous literature, has bee...
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#1Graham Manville (UEA: University of East Anglia)H-Index: 6
#2Richard Greatbanks (University of Otago)H-Index: 9
Abstract The nature and role of social housing across the European States is growing more diverse every decade. From the wide range of social housing as a percentage of total housing stock, the many different housing options provided, to the vast array of housing allocation mechanisms and differing levels of equity delivered by such mechanisms, social housing across Europe presents an increasingly complex social challenge. As such a one-size-fits-all solution to these challenges is unlikely to p...
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#1Tatbeeq Raza-Ullah (Umeå University)H-Index: 4
#2Angelos Kostis (Umeå University)
Last. Angelos Kostis (Umeå University)
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Abstract Prior research has widely acknowledged that firms intensely engage in coopetition (i.e., simultaneous cooperation and competition) and obtain unique benefits from such relationships. However, limited knowledge exists about how and when coopetition intensity leads to superior performance. Building on the theoretical work documenting that both trust and distrust are critical for enhancing performance in interfirm relationships, we address the aforementioned gap by looking into the distinc...
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#1Elisa Conz (UNIPV: University of Pavia)
#2Giovanna Magnani (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 2
Abstract This study aims to answer the following research question: how is the resilience of firms defined in the business and management field? In doing so, we answer recent calls for research about a more thorough conceptualisation of the resilience of firms and its definition. We conducted a systematic literature review of 66 selected papers published between 2000 and 2017. By means of inductive content analysis, we analyse the definitions of ‘resilience’ and elaborate a novel conceptual fram...
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#1Tatiany Oleques Lukrafka (UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
#2Diego S. Silva (UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Last. Márcia Elisa Soares Echeveste (UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Public organizations are immersed in challenging contexts, having to meet and balance internal and external demands for transparency, accountability, political goals, and specific regulatory requirements. In this scenario, there is a growing enthusiasm from worldwide governments toward improvements of operations within their public institutions, including the adoption of management practices borrowed from the manufacturing industry, such as Lean Manufacturing. A large body of literature...
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