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Human Capital in the Supply Chain of Global Firms

Published on Jan 1, 2006in Organizational Dynamics1.40
· DOI :10.1016/j.orgdyn.2006.05.004
David A. Griffith44
Estimated H-index: 44
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SUMMARY Friedman’s contention that we are operatingin a flatter world is correct. However, it isarguedherethatfirmschallengedwithoper-ating in this environment must recognizethat the levelers have not made the playingfield equal for each firm. The playing fieldhas been leveled by increasing the need tofocus on the human capital (and constrain-ing managerial mindsets) of the supplychain personnel that the firm employs. Thisarticle has argued that human capital is thefoundation for business success in the flatworld. Through the embodiment of humancapital in the firm’s global supply chain thefirm is able to compete. However, it isargued that global competitiveness is con-strained by the mindsets that supply chainpersonnel operate under, as well as thedegree of analytical and social capital pos-sessed. It is argued that through a four-stepassessment procedure, firms can assess andappropriatelymatchsupplychainpersonnelto specific jobs, thereby increasing theirglobal competitiveness. It is argued herethe importance of the individual is key to
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Published on Sep 1, 2001in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
David A. Griffith44
Estimated H-index: 44
(UH: University of Hawaii),
Michael Harvey34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of Mississippi)
Global dynamic capabilities is used to integrate resource- and market-based views of the firm to enhance understanding of a firm's power in international business relationships. Regression is used to model resource- and market-based assets influencing power in international relationships, with a sample of distributors from Canada, Chile, Great Britain, and the Philippines. Results indicate that asset specificity, predictability and market knowledge gap influence a distributor's power. Implicatio...
Published on Jun 1, 2001in International Journal of Research in Marketing3.32
Alan J. Malter11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UA: University of Arizona),
Peter R. Dickson30
Estimated H-index: 30
(FIU: Florida International University)
Abstract This study examines the effect of individual differences in learning ability and other personal characteristics on group competitive thinking and dynamic marketing decision-making. The learning ability of the “best” member of management teams was found to be most closely related to firm performance. Moreover, this effect was strongest for the “best” member as identified by peer ratings (by other team members) rather than self-ratings. These findings suggest that, over time, the best ind...
Published on Sep 1, 1999in Journal of World Business5.79
Ben L. Kedia22
Estimated H-index: 22
(U of M: University of Memphis),
Ananda Mukherji11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TAMIU: Texas A&M International University)
There is increasing evidence that large scale globalization is rendering traditional ways of doing business largely irrelevant. There is a growing need for managers to become global managers with a global perspective. We suggest that a global perspective consists of a global mindset supported by appropriate skills and knowledge. Managers have a number of mindsets that range from the domestically-oriented defender, and continuing on to the explorer, the controller, and the globally-oriented integ...
Published on Dec 22, 1997in Journal of Managerial Issues
Erich N. Brockmann3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Paul G. Simmonds2
Estimated H-index: 2
At any given moment one is conscious of only a small section of what one knows. Intuition allows one to draw on that vast storehouse of unconscious knowledge that includes not only everything that one has experienced or learned either consciously or subliminally, but also the infinite reservoir of the collective or universal unconscious, in which individual separateness and ego boundaries are transcended. Unlimited access to Vaughan's reservoir of knowledge would be akin to Nirvana for strategic...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018
Puspita Wulansari (Telkom University), Yudi Fernando11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Universiti Malaysia Pahang)
Global competition has forces companies to continuously innovate by frequently asses and improve their supply chain processes, flexibility and fast delivery as effectiveness required in each supply chain processes. This is to ensure cost efficiency, faster delivery and in the end would lead to customer satisfaction and perform better than competitors. To be able to perform better among competitors and improving firms supply chain performance, firms need the talents who able to manage global reso...
Published on May 1, 2016in Chemical Engineering Research & Design3.07
Stef Lemmens1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Catherine Decouttere3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 1 AuthorsMauro Bernuzzi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(GSK: GlaxoSmithKline)
Abstract In general, vaccines are recognized as an important means to protect populations against infectious diseases. We show that vaccines do not behave like commodity goods and elaborate on the key issues for vaccine supply chain design. This paper reviews the literature on model-based supply chain network design in order to identify the applicability of these models to the key issues of the design of a vaccine supply chain. We study whether the decisions at strategic, tactical and operationa...
Published on Apr 11, 2016in Industrial Management and Data Systems3.73
Andrew L. Cooper1
Estimated H-index: 1
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology),
Joseph R. Huscroft6
Estimated H-index: 6
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsBenjamin T. Hazen23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UT: University of Tennessee)
Purpose – Knowledge management capabilities have proven to be key success factors for organizations within our increasingly information-based economy. Although knowledge management literature has a rich history, less is known about how an organization’s learning culture affects outcomes realized via knowledge management initiatives. Moreover, there is a dearth of understanding regarding how to successfully operationalize knowledge management activities in order to achieve performance in the dyna...
Published on May 1, 2015in Rad
Leandro Pessoa de Lucena (UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Francisco José Kliemann Neto6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
+ 1 AuthorsLeonardo Donizete Fanti
O trabalho descreve uma Agroindustria de Cosmeticos situada na regiao do nordeste brasileiro a qual possui mais de 350 franquias e oito mil revendedoras informais que participam das vendas diretas de produtos de estetica e embelezamento oriundos do Urucum. Diante do crescimento desse setor nos ultimos anos e das diferentes vias de comercializacao dessa agroindustria, esse trabalho teve como objetivo discutir a importância do achatamento das cadeias produtivas como principal atalho a se obter mai...
Nils-Ole Hohenstein3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Edda Feisel4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Evi Hartmann18
Estimated H-index: 18
Purpose – With today's increasing globalization and associated growing demand for talented supply chain managers, human resource management (HRM) in supply chain management (SCM) has emerged as a top priority for firms. However, a thorough analysis of HRM issues in SCM research has not been made so far. To address this gap this paper provides a systematic and comprehensive literature review. The purpose of this paper is threefold: to analyze HRM/SCM issues published in leading SCM journals, to i...
Published on Jun 1, 2014
Stef Lemmens1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Catherine Decouttere3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 1 AuthorsMauro Bernuzzi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(GSK: GlaxoSmithKline)
This paper reviews the relevant literature for designing a vaccine supply chain. We show that vaccines are not like commodities and introduce the typical characteristics of a vaccine supply chain. We study the decisions at strategic, tactical and operational levels that are integrated in the research field on supply chain network design. We provide an overview of how uncertainty is incorporated in the reviewed literature by distinguishing strategic uncertainty and operational variability. Our fu...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Milena Gómez-Cedeño1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Barcelona),
José Mª Castán2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Barcelona),
Laura Guitart-Tarrés4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Barcelona)
The interest of this study is based on the fact that is no similar studies done in the past, despite being shown the great potential of the study of Human Resources in the Supply Chain (HRSC), which allowed companies to effectively manage their supply chains. Therefore, this work is a novel of great interest to academics and practitioners in the management of the supply chain. The fields of study of Human Resources Management (HRM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM), historically have been treate...
Published on Feb 18, 2013in International Marketing Review3.45
David A. Griffith44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Lehigh University),
Jessica J. Hoppner7
Estimated H-index: 7
(GMU: George Mason University)
Purpose – Although a great deal of research has focused on global marketing strategy development and implementation, little research has focused on the global marketing managers charged with the responsibilities of developing and implementing such strategy. The aim of this paper is to develop a model that identifies a set of soft skills that have the ability to increase the effectiveness of global marketing managers in making the tactical adaptations necessary to develop and implement global mar...
Published on Feb 1, 2013in International Business Review3.64
Miriam Moeller13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UQ: University of Queensland),
Michael Harvey34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Bond University)
+ 1 AuthorsGlenn Richey3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UA: University of Alabama)
This paper examines the relationship between an organization's country-of-origin and the acceptance into a host country environment by constituents such as vendors, suppliers, and distributors. This study contributes to the literature by proposing the examination and ultimate measurement of various tangible and intangible sources of the ‘liabilities of foreignness’. Additionally we show that are these sources are internal and external moderators of perceived acceptance in the host country. Manag...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Giner Alor-Hernández13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 2 AuthorsAlejandro Rodríguez-González10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UPM: Technical University of Madrid)