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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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Critical Management Studies and Paradox

Koen van Bommel and André Spicer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Operations Management. 8535 words.

This chapter examines the role of Critical Management Studies (CMS) in the exploration of paradoxes in organizations. CMS focuses on the study of paradoxes in organizational life and aims...

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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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Innovation and Project Management

Andrew Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Innovation; Operations Management. 10417 words.

The close bond between the management of projects and innovation was well understood in the 1950s when pioneering organizations created new structures, techniques, and processes to manage...

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Inter‐organizational Relationships, Chains, and Networks: A Supply Perspective

Thomas E. Johnsen, Richard C. Lamming and Christine M. Harland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Operations Management. 11240 words.

This article discusses inter-organizational relationships (IORs) in the wider context of chains and networks of organizations. It distinguishes between IORs, chains, and networks and...

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Introduction

Peter W. G. Morris, Jeffrey Pinto and Jonas Söderlund.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 4538 words.

This Introduction defines the concept of the project and gives a brief overview of the history of the project. Project management’s growth since the growth since its formal articulation in...

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Leadership And Teamwork In Dispersed Projects

Martin Hoegl, Miriam Muethel and Hans Georg Gemuenden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 7260 words.

Geographically dispersed, or virtual, project teams are increasingly used to engage specialized knowledge at different locations. This is particularly true for complex and dynamic projects...

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Managing Open Innovation

Oliver Alexy and Linus Dahlander.

in The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Innovation; Operations Management. 8293 words.

This article provides an overview of the literature on the management of open innovation. Elaborating on what exactly ‘open’ innovation comprises, this article integrates efforts by...

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Managing Operations

Zoe Radnor and Nicola Bateman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Management

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Operations Management. 8282 words.

This chapter aims to reflect on the past and present move of OM from manufacturing to service through analysis of key OM journals and recognition of practice before considering in more...

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Managing Project-Based Organization in Creative Industries

Robert DeFillippi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

July 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Business Strategy. 6878 words.

This review examines the project based organization literature as applied to creative industries. The industries referenced in this review include those in the popular classifications such...

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Managing Risk and Uncertainty on Projects

Graham M. Winch and Eunice Maytorena.

in The Oxford Handbook of Project Management

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Operations Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 7810 words.

This article aims to reconnect project risk management with its roots in psychology and economics and thereby generate a cognitive approach to project risk management. While there has been...

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Marketing and Distribution

Robert Fitzgerald.

in The Oxford Handbook of Business History

January 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Marketing; Operations Management. 10069 words.

The origins of “modern” marketing are connected to increase in real wages, the choices generated by disposable incomes, transport and communication systems, the building of national...

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