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Exploring synergetic effects between investments in environmental and quality/lean practices in supply chains
Purpose – This paper seeks to report the empirical results examining potential synergetic effects between investments in environmental and quality/lean practices within the supplyExpand
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The adoption of multiple certification standards: perceived performance implications of quality, environmental and health & safety certifications
Abstract This study assesses the combined impact of multiple certifications (i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001) on perceived performance dimensions related to quality, environmental andExpand
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Measuring Business Incubation Outcomes
This paper examines the impact of business incubation on its participants (incubatees). The research presented enhances the conceptual framework of performance measures for business incubationExpand
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Ireland and the European Union: Lessons for Romania
The aim of this paper is to reflect on the experience of Ireland as a member of the European Union (EU) and offer insights that will be of use to Romanian policy makers, planners and businesses asExpand
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The relationship between investments in lean practices and operational performance: Exploring the moderating effects of operational intellectual capital
Prior research has shown that operational intellectual capital (OIC) and investments in lean practices (ILP) lead to better operational performance. However, there have been no empirical studies onExpand
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The influence of cultural compatibility and product complexity on manufacturing flexibility and financial performance
The literature has highlighted manufacturing flexibility as an important requirement for an effective response to market uncertainty; however, the impact on financial performance often showed mixedExpand
Quality and lean practices synergies: A swift even flow perspective
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between investments in quality and lean practices, and their impact on factory fitness. Using concepts originating in the theory of swiftExpand
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Case Study Research: A Five Stage Model
Case study research has been widely used as a research instrument for data collection in theory building. This paper provides guidelines for the design and execution of case study research in aExpand
The impact of operational intellectual capital on lean practices
The purpose of this study is to investigate how synergies between operational intellectual capital (OIC) and lean practices emerge. In particular, the authors explore three knowledge based resourceExpand
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The effect of buyers’ socialization efforts on the culture of their key strategic supplier and its impact on supplier operational performance
This paper investigates if inter-organizational socialization mechanisms initiated by a buyer organization towards a strategic supplier can influence the culture within that supplier organization t...