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Assessing the State of Top Management Teams Research

Steven A. Stewart and Allen C. Amason.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Strategic Management; Operations Management. 9676 words.

Since the earliest days of strategic management research, scholars have sought to measure and model the effects of top managers on organizational performance. A watershed moment in this...

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Closed-Loop Supply Chains

James D. Abbey and V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr..

in The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 8130 words.

This article investigates closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) as a process flow. It then presents the evolution of CLSCs as a fundamental piece of the broader business and the natural...

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Corporate or Product Diversification

Margarethe F. Wiersema and Joseph B. Beck.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Operations Management. 9120 words.

Corporate or product diversification represents a strategic decision. Specifically, it addresses the strategic question regarding in which businesses the firm will compete. A...

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The Evolution of Project Management Research

Rodney Turner, Jeffrey Pinto and Christophe Bredillet.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Business History. 9162 words.

This article seeks to address the question of the current state of project management research through an analysis of the domain's advance over time, as evidenced in the pages of its...

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Global Production Networks in the Creative Industries

Neil Coe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

July 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; International Business; Operations Management. 7759 words.

This article explores the potential for dialogue between the literature on the creative industries—with its emphasis on local clustering and policies—and that which explores the development...

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Greener Supply Chain Management

Robert D. Klassen and Stephan Vachon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Business Strategy. 8010 words.

Any definition of greener supply chain management must capture design; material selection, extraction, and sourcing; manufacturing; logistics and delivery; and end-of-life management. Two...

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HRM and Contemporary Manufacturing

Rick Delbridge.

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Human Resource Management; Operations Management. 9910 words.

This article outlines the key elements of organization and HRM associated with contemporary high-volume production, in particular the key arguments and characteristics of lean...

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Implementing Strategy through Projects

Christoph Loch and Stylianos Kavadias.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Business Strategy; Operations Management. 9845 words.

The realization is growing that projects fail not only because of incompetent execution, but also, and frequently, because of a muddled strategic context, inadequate scope, or...

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Information Management and the Management of Projects

Jennifer Whyte and Raymond Levitt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Knowledge Management; Operations Management. 9583 words.

This article argues that emerging digital technologies are enabling new forms of project management in project-based industries. The 1960s project management approach originated in the...

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Innovating the Practice of Normative Control in Project Management Contractual Relations

Stewart Clegg, Kjersti Bjørkeng and Tyrone Pitsis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management. 13082 words.

This article begins by considering the institution of contract and approaches to it. It follows this with an analysis of an institutional innovation, the development of alliancing as a...

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