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Research Newsletter – Spring 2014

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Safety Leadership

Davidson R, Denyer D, Pilbeam C (2014) Safety Leadership.

More posters on risk management

Denyer D (2014) Overcoming latent flaws and improving organisational capabilities in risk governance.
Goffin K, Hopkin P, Szwejczewski M, Kutsch E (2014) Roads to resilience: Building dynamic approaches to risk to achieve future success.
Ferrer J, Julien D (2014) Development of a risk assessment tool for the proactive management of Supply Chain risk.
Grayson D (2014) Board oversight of social, environmental and economic impacts.
Illin T, Varga L (2014) An actionable definition of systemic risk in financial services validated using data from the Icelandic financial system failure.
Kutsch E, Hällgren M, Denyer D (2014) K2 – Against All Odds: A journey into oblivion.
Marynissen H, Pieters S, Van Achte T (2014) Crisis Communication Work Process developed for Belgian Federal Government.
Montañés J, Julien D, Tjahjono B (2014) Interactive tool to assess SC1 risk for a food network which includes the 3BL2.
Tobias J, Pavlov A (2014) Which Swan is Yours? Fostering Individuals’ Resilience and Performance Through Mindfulness.
Wilding R (2014), The evolution of transformational research in Supply Chain Risk & Resilience.

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Cranfield Doctoral Colloquia – PhD & DBA: Jan-Mar 14

Mic200A summary of recent Doctoral Colloquia presentations – some of which are available to view via Adobe Connect recordings. Please click on the links provided.

January

Richard Allen told us about his performance management research in the Charity sector.

Charlotte Gascoigne: Title “A process model of the development of a part-time working arrangement for managers and professionals.” http://bit.ly/1mxT1Lo

Thora Thorgeirsdottir: Title “How does use of flexible work arrangements impact team effectiveness?” http://bit.ly/1dThrqF

March

Minjie Cai: Title “How do social connections get you an employee in Chinese banks?” http://bit.ly/1dThGlE

Shelly Chapman: Title “It’s Child’s Play: Fun, Fantasy and Food Advergames” http://bit.ly/1jd6zJm

Anurag Tewari: Title “ Designing Robust Supply Networks : A Complex System’s View” http://bit.ly/1eYAWSg

Our next Doctoral Colloquium will be held on on 16th May – volunteer presenters welcome. Please contact Dr Colin Pilbeam.

Cranfield’s Top 40: Jan, Feb 2014

CranfieldTop40.jpgHere are the top downloaded pieces of content from the Cranfield Collection of E-Research throughout the months of January and February 2014. Is it what you’d expect to see?

No Title Author(s) Jan 2014 Feb 2014 Total
1 The Impact of Regulation on Economic Growth in Developing Countries: A Cross-Country Analysis. Jalilian, Hossein; Kirkpatrick, Colin; Parker, David 877 997 1874
2 Managing and measuring for value: the case of call centre performance Marr, Bernard; Neely, Andrew 726 918 1644
3 What do we mean by corporate social responsibility? Moir, Lance 648 676 1324
4 Corporate marketing and service brands – Moving beyond the fast-moving consumer goods model. McDonald, Malcolm; de Chernatony, Leslie; Harris, Fiona 550 513 1063
5 The Development and application of a bespoke organisational learning competency framework in a global organisation Tarrini, Mauro G. 432 502 934
6 Thirty Years of Mergers and Acquisitions Research: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities Cartwright, Susan; Schoenberg, Richard 444 481 925
7 The Agile Supply Chain: Competing in Volatile Markets. Christopher, Martin 386 512 898
8 Key Account Planning: Benefits, Barriers and Best Practice. Ryals, Lynette; Rogers, B 428 459 887
9 Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains of Global Brands: A Boundaryless Responsibility? Clarifications, exceptions and implications Amaeshi, Kenneth; Osuji, Onyeka Kingsley; Nnodim, Paul 357 530 887
10 Airline Jet Fuel Hedging: Theory and practice Morrell, Peter; Swan, William 374 511 885
11 Development and implementation of preventive-maintenance practices in Nigerian industries. Eti, Mark C.; Ogaji, S. O. T.; Probert, S. D. 444 435 879
12 Footsteps across time : the evolution, use and relevance of battlefield visits to the British Armed Forces Caddick-Adams, Peter 539 321 860
13 Towards a definition of a business performance measurement system Franco-Santos, Monica; Kennerley, Mike; Micheli, Pietro; Martinez, Veronica; Mason, Steve; Marr, Bernard; Gray, Dina; Neely, Andrew 455 402 857
14 Dynamic capabilities: An exploration of how firms renew their resource base Ambrosini, Veronique; Bowman, Cliff; Collier, Nardine 410 395 805
15 The impact of board size on firm performance: evidence from the UK Guest, Paul M. 424 376 800
16 Passengers’ perceptions of low cost airlines and full service carriers: A case study involving Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines. O’Connell, John F.; Williams, George 408 366 774
17 Building the resilient supply chain. Christopher, Martin; Peck, Helen 327 326 653
18 Supply chain risk management: outlining an agenda for future research. Jüttner, Uta; Peck, Helen; Christopher, Martin 287 364 651
19 Relationship marketing: The six markets framework Payne, Adrian 376 274 650
20 The attitude behaviour relationship Mostyn, Barbara 313 335 648
21 Strategic group theory: review, examination and application in the UK pharmaceutical industry. Leask, Graham; Parker, David 312 329 641
22 Post-combustion CO2 capture with chemical absorption: a state-of-the-art review Wang, Meihong; Lawal, Adekola; Stephenson, Peter; Sidders, J.; Ramshaw, C. 310 328 638
23 The impact of bundles of strategic human resource management practices on the performance of European firms Gooderham, Paul; Parry, Emma; Ringdal, Kristen 327 289 616
24 Relationship marketing: bringing quality customer service and marketing together Christopher, Martin; Payne, Adrian; Ballantyne, David 101 499 600
25 The role of networks in the entrepreneurial process Birley, Sue 304 279 583
26 Creating agile supply chains in the fashion industry. Christopher, Martin; Lowson, Robert; Peck, Helen 271 285 556
27 Capacity management in services and the influence on quality and productivity performance Armistead, Colin 251 293 544
28 An analysis of the use and success of online recruitment methods in the UK Parry, Emma; Tyson, Shaun 318 221 539
29 Welding process impact on residual stress and distortion Colegrove, Paul A.; Ikeagu, C.; Thistlethwaite, A.; Williams, S.; Nagy, T.; Suder, Wojciech; Steuwer, A.; Pirling, T. 242 288 530
30 The changing role of sales: viewing sales as a strategic, cross-functional process Storbacka, K; Ryals, Lynette; Davies, Iain A.; Nenonen, S 301 225 526
31 Integrating deductive and inductive approaches in a study of new ventures and cutomer perceived risk Ali, Haider A. 233 277 510
32 A dynamic theory of leadership development Mostovicz, E. Issac; Kakabadse, Nada K.; Kakabadse, Andrew P. 240 269 509
33 Can long-haul low-cost airlines be successful? Morrell, Peter 178 317 495
34 Growth curve prediction from optical density data Mytilinaios, Ioannis; Salih, Magdi; Schofield, Hannah K.; Lambert, Ronald J. W. 208 286 494
35 Low-cost PC-based high-fidelity infrared signature modelling and simulation Baqar, S 202 273 475
36 Cross-functional issues in the implementation of relationship marketing through customer relationship management Ryals, Lynette; Knox, Simon 204 233 437
37 Segmentation and customer insight in contemporary services marketing practice: why grouping customers is no longer enough Bailey, Christine R.; Baines, Paul R.; Wilson, Hugh; Clark, Moira 215 219 434
38 An Integrated Model for the Design of Agile Supply Chains. Christopher, Martin; Towill, Denis R. 209 203 412
39 Cost engineering: why, what and how? Roy, Rajkumar 200 198 398
40 Warehouse design: A structured approach. Baker, Peter; Canessa, Marco 210 185 395

Project SCALE: Innovation in Agri-Food Supply Chain Logistics

The following is a visual summary of the recent Project SCALE Conference “Innovation in Agri-Food Supply Chain Logistics” held at Cranfield University on 19th March.

Latest releases – Spring 2014

journals-pile_LoResJournal articles

Baker M & Bourne M (2014) A Governance Framework for the Idea-to-Launch Process: Development and Application of a Governance Framework for New Product Development, Research Technology Management, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 42-49.

Doh J, Lawton T, Rajwani T & Paroutis S (2014) Why your company may need a Chief External Officer, Organizational Dynamics (in press)

Dolan T, Howsam P, Parsons DJ, Whelan MJ & Varga L (2014) Identifying Adaptation Options and Constraints: The Role of Agronomist Knowledge in Catchment Management Strategy, Water Resources Management, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 511-526.

Kato J & Schoenberg R (2014) The impact of post-merger integration on the customer-supplier relationship, Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 335-345.

Kriechbaumer T, Angus A, Parsons DJ & Rivas Casado M (2014) An improved wavelet-ARIMA approach for forecasting metal prices, Resources Policy, vol. 39, pp. 32-41.

Papageorgiadis N, Cross AR & Alexiou C (2014) International patent systems strength 1998-2011, Journal of World Business (in press)

Reinmoeller P (2014) How to Win a Price War, MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring issue

Ülengin F, Önsel Ş, Aktas E, Kabak Ö & Özaydın Ö (2014) A decision support methodology to enhance the competitiveness of the Turkish automotive industry, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 234, no. 3, pp. 789-801.

Conference papers

Bushnell I, Burke E, Kwiatkowski R & Kosinski M (2014) What’s so big about Big Data?. In: British Psychology Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, 8-10 January 2014.

Marynissen H, Ladkin D, Denyer D & Pilbeam C (2014) A constitutive view on risk communication in organisations managing high-risk processes: Towards a conceptual framework. In: 23rd SRA-E Conference, Istanbul, 16-18 June 2014.

Gascoigne C & Kelliher C (2014) Why can’t professionals work part-time?. In: Work and Family Researchers Network Conference 2014, New York, 19-21 June 2014.

Thorgeirsdottir T & Kelliher C (2014) Rethinking groupwork in a digital world. Impact of flexible work arrangements on intra-workgroup relations: a systematic review. In: 30th EGOS colloquium, Rotterdam, 3-5 July 2014.

This post is populated with those items recently entered onto the Cranfield Research Information System (CRIS).
For Cranfield Management Research publications not available via CRIS, please comment here.

Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony 2014: Research Awards

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Thursday 27th February saw the inaugural presentation of the Cranfield School of 
Management Research Awards at the Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony in London.

The awards aim to recognise research that meets both of the following criteria:

  • Is world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and 
rigour and was published in a 3* or 4* journal in the last 12 months.
  • Addresses an important topic and has the potential to have impact on 
businesses, government and wider society.

The winners of these prestigious new awards for 2014 were:

Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Stephanie Hussels, for ‘How Competition Strengthens Start-ups’, Harvard Business Review

Earlier Cranfield research on the performance of business start-ups highlighted the stark reality that in markets most popular for start-ups, over 50% of new firms die before they reach their 3rd birthday. In this study, Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Stephanie Hussels discover a surprising remedy to help reduce these failures rates by applying a technique from medical science to business:

Exposing a business to a non-fatal dose of competition can become an effective immunisation against the threat of competition in the future. Furthermore, businesses can generate similar gains in performance by mimicking safe levels of competitive pressure through adopting a lean financial approach and using competitive benchmarking as a substitute for actual competition. This new finding regarding immunisation for business still supports the importance of strategies aimed at creating a competitive advantage or finding a new market space, but it does indicate that some exposure to the harsh realities of a competitive environment early in life is good for the long term health of an organisation.

Dr Liz Varga, for ‘Single infrastructure utility provision to households: Technological feasibility study’, Futures

This research paper is an example of a successful joint output from a collaborative project.

The paper looks 100 years into the future and evaluates potential unified multi-functional infrastructures described by vignettes.

The final form of the vignettes reflects the diversity of ideas held by the project team honed after much project scrutiny.

The four vignettes: city blood, solar globe, inter-tube and subterranea are potential all-in-one utility infrastructures using water, energy, transport and ventilation respectively to provide all utility needs to consumers.

Dr Jutta Tobias, for ‘Toward a theory of transformative entrepreneuring: Poverty reduction and conflict resolution in Rwanda’s entrepreneurial coffee sector’, Journal of Business Venturing

Having her work published in a top entrepreneurship journal has enabled Jutta to raise awareness about the profoundly beneficial and societal impact that entrepreneurship can have on poverty-stricken communities recovering from the aftermath of extreme violence and devastation.

Jutta comments: “I worked hard for this publication, and had to be quite resourceful to carry out an empirical field study on a shoe-string in a post-conflict zone where all open discussion of interethnic relations is harshly penalized by the authorities. But the rural Rwandans that I interviewed for this work are harder-working, and more resourceful, than any community I’ve ever come across (including academia!). They deserve an achievement award every day!”

Via Flickr:
Research Award winners:

Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Stephanie Hussels – ‘How Competition Strengthens Start-ups’. Harvard Business Review
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Dr Liz Varga – ‘Single infrastructure utility provision to households: Technological feasibility study’. Futures
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Dr Jutta Tobias – ‘Toward a theory of transformative entrepreneuring: Poverty reduction and conflict resolution in Rwanda’s entrepreneurial coffee sector’. Journal of Business Venturing
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Call for expressions of interest for 2014 Mindfulness at Work conference at Cranfield University

Invitation to participate from Dr Jutta Tobias, Dr Andrey Pavlov
and the Praxis Centre at Cranfield School of Management.
2014 International Mindfulness at Work One-Day Conference:
Call for Expressions of Interest
 
mindfulnetCranfield School of Management (UK) in collaboration with mindfulnet.org is hosting the 2014 International Mindfulness at Work Conference on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at Cranfield University.
 
This one-day conference will focus on the most recent evidence of the impact of mindfulness on workplace outcomes and will bring together practitioners, scholars and policymakers interested in advancing the debates on mindfulness and its roles in modern organizations.
 
In an effort to encourage the diversity of contributions, the structure of the conference provides for a range of parallel sessions, including presentations of ongoing and recent research, cross-disciplinary symposia, roundtable discussions and caucuses dedicated to various themes in mindfulness at work, research and industry panel sessions, hands-on workshops, and teaching-oriented sessions.
 
We invite expressions of interest in leading or participating in any of the above sessions within the overarching theme of Mindfulness at Work. Please send us a short abstract (up to 1,000 words) outlining your interest and proposed contribution and specifying the format of the session you are interested in.
 
Please send your expression of interest to Dr. Jutta Tobias (jutta.tobias@cranfield.ac.uk) by Monday, 17 February 2014.
 
Cranfield School of Management: www.som.cranfield.ac.uk
Mindfulnet.org: www.mindfulnet.org
 

Latest releases – Winter 2013/14

journals-pile_LoResJournal articles

A Governance Framework for the Idea-to-Launch Process: Development and Application of a Governance Framework for New Product Development
Baker M & Bourne M (2014), Research Technology Management, 57 (1) 42-49.

Identifying Adaptation Options and Constraints: The Role of Agronomist Knowledge in Catchment Management Strategy
Dolan T, Howsam P, Parsons DJ, Whelan MJ & Varga L (2014), Water Resources Management, 28 (2) 511-526.

Cellular Manufacturing Applications in MRO Operations : Proceedings of the 2nd International Through-life Engineering Services Conference, 5-6 November 2013, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK.
McLaughlin P & Durazo-Cardenas I (2013), Procedia CIRP, 11 254-259.

Managing the fit between the views of competitive strategy and the strategic role of service operations
Lillis B & Sweeney M (2013), European Management Journal, 31 (6) 564-590.

Future utility services’ (un)known framework: knowledge existence and knowledge reach
Grubic T, Varga L & Varga S (2013), Futures, 54 68-86.

The Logistics Service Providers in Eco-efficiency innovation: an empirical study
Rossi S, Colicchia C, Cozzolino A & Christopher M (2013), Supply Chain Management-An International Journal.

From perception to flesh: A phenomenological account of the felt experience of leadership
Ladkin D (2013), Leadership, 9 (3) 320-334.

Creating engaged executive learning spaces: the role of aesthetic agency
Sutherland I & Ladkin D (2013), Organizational Aesthetics, 2 (1) 105-124.

Exploring Possible Energy Futures for the UK: Evolving Power Generation
Allen P, Varga L, Strathern M, Savill M & Fletcher G (2013), Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 15 (2) 38-63.

Corporate responsibility with Chinese characteristics
Grayson D (2013), Ethical Corporation (Jul/Aug) 38-41.

CASCADE: An Agent Based Framework for Modeling The Dynamics of Smart Electricity Systems
Rylatt M, Gammon R, Boait P, Varga L, Allen P, Savill M, Snape R, Lemon M, Ardestani B, Pakka V, Fletcher G, Smith S, Fan D & Strathern M (2013), Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 15 (2) 1-13.

The antecedents of political capabilities: A study of ownership, cross-border activity and organization at legacy airlines in a deregulatory context
Lawton T, Rajwani T & Doh J (2013), International Business Review, 22 (1) 228-242.

Who is Seeking Whom? Coalition Behaviour of a Weaker Player in Buyer-Supplier Relationships
Bastl M, Johnson M & Choi T (2013), Journal of Supply Chain Management, 49 (1) 8-28.

Booksx2Research-based books

Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers
Vinnicombe S, Burke R, Blake-Beard S & Moore L (2013).

Corporate Responsibility Coalitions: The Past, Present and Future of Alliances for Sustainable Capitalism
Grayson D & Nelson J (2013), Greenleaf Publishing.

Reports

Towards a sustainability mindset: How boards organise oversight and governance of corporate responsibility
Grayson D & Kakabadse A (2013).

Challenges of co-modality in a collaborative environment
Rossi S (2013).

Managing the fit between the views of competitive strategy and the strategic role of service operations
Lillis B & Sweeney M (2013), European Management Journal, 31 (6) 564-590.

Conference Papers

Making Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Sustainable
Imran Z & Kittredge WP (2013) In: REGENT Business School International Conference, Durban, 6.10.2013 – 8.10.2013.

Environmental management practices within the supply chain: a case study of textile industry
Pimenta HCD, Ball PD, Aguiar JA & Evans S (2013) In: Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, 23.9.2013 – 25.9.2013.

Towards a business model for sustainable supply chain management
Pimenta HCD & Ball PD (2013) In: 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 2013 (ICMR 2013), Cranfield, 19.9.2013 – 20.9.2013.

Responsible Innovation: incipient stages of a conceptual model
Hemel S & Smart P (2013) In: BAM 2013, Liverpool, 10.9.2013 – 12.9.2013.

A Strategy Formulation Process For The Delivery of Technology Enabled Service Delivery Systems
Redding LE & Baines TS (2013).

This post is populated with those items recently entered onto the Cranfield Research Information System (CRIS).
For Cranfield Management Research publications not available via CRIS, please comment here.

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