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Managing lean supply and innovation: cross-cultural knowledge transfer in an multi-national company
There is growing evidence that organisations are increasingly using the concept of lean supply to foster innovation. This paper considers key factors that influence this management approach in the context of the cross-cultural ...
Reflections on reflection in action research: notes from a field study
There is wide agreement in the literature that “reflection” is a critical component in the methodology of action research (AR). This paper argues that there is little practical guidance for information systems researchers ...
Supply chain transformation in APC Ireland: lean thinking, opposing logics and bricolage
This paper presents a number of observations and findings from an ongoing study of supply chain transformation in a subsidiary of American Power Conversion (APC) located in the West of Ireland. The study is being carried ...
An e-learning platform to support environmental compliance – part I: needs analysis and design
Current and emerging environmental legislation is driving organisations to become environmentally compliant thereby leading to improved environmental performance and reduced costs, time to market, regulatory concerns and ...
Development of a strategy tool for environmental compliance management
The EU environmental legislation restricts the use of certain substances in products and, in addition, sets targets for recovery of products reaching end-of-life(EOL). Little support is provided to producers on how to ...
Innovative management models: from scientific management to product-service systems
This paper seeks to explore innovative management models, in particular the journey these models have evolved over the years, from scientific management to product-service systems.
Sustainable manufacturing of composite pallet blocks using waste wood and tyre-derived materials
An innovative technology is proposed by the Tyre/Wood Block LIFE project for manufacturing of compressed pallet blocks by introducing materials other than virgin timber into the compound: contaminated waste wood and waste ...
Empathy and teamwork: reflections on the legacy of Claudio Ciborra through the phenomenology of Edith Stein
Claudio Ciborra argued that the position of information and communications technology (ICT) in organisations requires a shift from the present focus on the scientific paradigm to an alternative centre of gravity: human ...
Products end-of-life scenario modelling using linear algebra
There are several options at the end-of-life (EOL) of a product: reuse/part reclamation, remanufacturing, recycling, incineration (with or without energy recovery) or disposal to landfill. Each option has an economic, an ...
Linking the triple helix model of innovation to enterprise innovation processes
The purpose of this paper is see how the triple helix model of innovation can be linked to enterprise innovation processes. This paper has provided some preliminary results, findings and reflections from an ongoing case ...