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01.12.2020 | IMG 2016 | Ausgabe 1-4/2020

Simulation of 3D flow and solute transport in fractured rock at Äspö, Sweden

The code d3f++ developed under the leadership of GRS for simulating 3D flow and solute transport includes an advanced formulation for fracture flow and transport in lower-dimensional elements that has still been in need of qualification. A variety …

Klaus-Peter Kröhn

01.12.2020 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Ranking and grouping social media requests for emergency services using serviceability model

Social media has become an alternative communication mechanism for the public to reach out to emergency services during time-sensitive events. However, the information overload of social media experienced by these services, coupled with their …

Hemant Purohit, Carlos Castillo, Rahul Pandey

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Bayesian hierarchical analyses for entrepreneurial intention of students

In recent years, entrepreneurship has become an important issue due to national economic development and the contribution of society. Data with a hierarchical structure received more attention and occur frequently in social science, public health …

Mesfin Mulu Ayalew

01.12.2020 | Technical Notes | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Does political risk matter for economic and financial risks in Venezuela?

In this paper, the time–frequency dependency of political risk as well as economic and financial risks is explored in Venezuela using quarterly data from 1984Q1 to 2018Q4. The present study uses the wavelet coherence technique, which allows the …

Dervis Kirikkaleli

01.12.2020 | Original article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Selecting a coastal cruise port of call location in mainland China using the AHP method

Increasing needs of mass tourism give the cruise industry opportunity to booming rapidly. The remarkable contribution of the cruise industry makes the port cities incorporate cruise tourism into development strategy. Whether a cruise port was …

Yuanyuan Zhu, Juehao Cheng

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Interaction in computer supported collaborative learning: an analysis of the implementation phase

There is extensive research on interaction frameworks in distance education and studies in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) have also focused on establishing interaction models. There is still research to be done, though, in order …

Núria Hernández-Sellés, Pablo-César Muñoz-Carril, Mercedes González-Sanmamed

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

On the “missing link” between formal organization and informal social structure

Over the last 40 years, organizational scholars have repeatedly called for more research to reconcile formalist and social network approaches to the intra-organizational structure. The former has primarily been concerned with the reporting …

Starling David Hunter III, Henrik Bentzen, Jan Taug

01.12.2020 | Regular article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Which politicians receive abuse? Four factors illuminated in the UK general election 2019

The 2019 UK general election took place against a background of rising online hostility levels toward politicians, and concerns about the impact of this on democracy, as a record number of politicians cited the abuse they had been receiving as a …

Genevieve Gorrell, Mehmet E. Bakir, Ian Roberts, Mark A. Greenwood, Kalina Bontcheva

01.12.2020 | Original Article | Ausgabe 1/2020

On knowledge-transfer characterization in dynamic attributed networks

How do social aspects influence knowledge transfer in dynamic attributed networks? We address this issue by characterizing the behavior of the actors and their dynamic interactions based on the strategic positioning in a social structure. For …

Thiago H. P. Silva, Alberto H. F. Laender, Pedro O. S. Vaz de Melo

01.12.2020 | Case Study | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Transforming corporate headquarters: a case study of a collaborative journey

Transforming the organizational structure of a headquarters in order to decentralize authority and decrease its size remains a huge challenge for international corporations looking for agility. One of the main issues is how to overcome the inertia …

Stephanie Chasserio, Sophie Botte

01.12.2020 | Research Primer | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Latent organizing for responding to emergencies: foundations for research

Time and again, many organizations and their staff members must respond to unexpected catastrophes like hurricanes (e.g., Katrina), virus pandemics (e.g., COVID-19), or other major emergencies. As a result, some organizations allow their employees …

Paul C. van Fenema, A. Georges L. Romme

01.12.2020 | Original article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

A competitive analysis of port of Hong Kong: from external to internal

This paper aims to analyse the competitive equilibrium of Hong Kong international port after the cooperation among terminal operators. To achieve our research objective, a comprehensive analysis framework is proposed. We assume that the port …

Zihua Liu, Dong Yang, Y. N. Eppie Ng

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Preservice teachers perceptions about the use of blended learning in a science education methods course

The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the effectiveness of blended learning within the context of a science education methods course for early childhood elementary preservice teachers in Turkey. Elementary teachers historically …

Özkan Yılmaz, Kathy L. Malone

01.12.2020 | Point of View | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

The tyranny of the head office? Revisiting corporate headquarters’ (CHQs) role in MNE subsidiary initiatives

What roles should corporate headquarters (CHQs) of multinational enterprises (MNEs) play in foreign subsidiary initiatives? Rather than viewing the MNE’s CHQ as a single, internally homogenous unit, we call for examining the diversity of …

Alain Verbeke, Wenlong Yuan

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Praxis pedagogy in teacher education

This paper presents and analyses a pedagogical model which focuses on ‘praxis’. Portfolio dialogue, case writing and signature pedagogy mapping are all identified as central to this model. These pedagogical practices intend to create a possibility …

Julie Arnold, Brian Mundy

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Current state of open educational resources in the Arab region: an investigation in 22 countries

While several studies were conducted to investigate the current state of Open Educational Resources (OER) in several regions (e.g., Europe, America, Middle East and MENA), to the best of our knowledge, no study was conducted to cover the entire …

Ahmed Tlili, Mohamed Jemni, Mohamed Koutheair Khribi, Ronghuai Huang, Ting-Wen Chang, Dejian Liu

01.12.2020 | Point of View | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Gaps in the structuring of organizations in the graduate employment context in Uganda

The complexity of global challenges requires that organizations collaborate with one another. To do this, stakeholders need flexible structures that are designed in a way that allows organizations to collaborate. However, it is not known whether …

Peter Dithan Ntale, Jude Ssempebwa, Badiru Musisi, Genza Gyaviira Musoke, Kimoga Joseph, C. B. Mugimu, Ngoma Muhammed, Joseph Ntayi

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Uncovering the internal structure of Boko Haram through its mobility patterns

Boko Haram has caused nearly 40,000 casualties in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, becoming one of the deadliest Jihadist organisations in recent history. At its current rate, Boko Haram takes part in more than two events each day, taking the …

Rafael Prieto Curiel, Olivier Walther, Neave O’Clery

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Corruption and complexity: a scientific framework for the analysis of corruption networks

According to United Nations, corruption is a systemic and adaptive phenomenon that requires comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches for its effective prevention and combat. However, traditional approaches lack the analytical tools to handle …

Issa Luna-Pla, José R. Nicolás-Carlock

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Educational innovation projects in Dutch higher education: bottom-up contextual coping to deal with organizational challenges

Understanding the process of initiation, design, implementation and embedding of educational innovations in higher education is necessary to develop better strategies for sustainable, large-scale educational innovation. Often early initiated …

Martine Schophuizen, Marco Kalz

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

University teachers' perception of barriers to the use of digital technologies: the importance of the academic discipline

Digital technologies are currently one of the most used resources among students for developing their personalized learning environment. However, recent studies continue to demonstrate a lack of usage on the part of teaching staff for developing …

Cristina Mercader, Joaquín Gairín

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

LMS-enabled blended learning utilization in distance tertiary education: establishing the relationships among facilitating conditions, voluntariness of use and use behaviour

Distance education has evolved partly through technologies that defined them in the various generations of distance education delivery. However, in the twenty-first century, the use of Learning Management System (LMS) has changed the face of …

Brandford Bervell, Valentina Arkorful

01.12.2020 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Prerequisites for artificial intelligence in further education: identification of drivers, barriers, and business models of educational technology companies

The ongoing datafication of our social reality has resulted in the emergence of new data-based business models. This development is also reflected in the education market. An increasing number of educational technology (EdTech) companies are …

André Renz, Romy Hilbig

01.12.2020 | Research | Ausgabe 1/2020 Open Access

Disrupted classes, undisrupted learning during COVID-19 outbreak in China: application of open educational practices and resources

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China, the Chinese government decided to ban any type of face-to-face teaching, disrupting classes and resulting in over 270 million students being unable to return to their universities/schools.

Ronghuai Huang, Ahmed Tlili, Ting-Wen Chang, Xiangling Zhang, Fabio Nascimbeni, Daniel Burgos

01.08.2020 | Original Article | Ausgabe 4/2020

Drivers of change in sustainable water management and agricultural development in South Africa: a participatory approach

To develop a sustainable and vibrant agricultural sector capable of meeting the food demands of the growing population, freshwater in agriculture must be used efficiently and effectively to ensure sustainable socio-economic development of the …

Y. S. Nyam, J. H. Kotir, A. J. Jordaan, A. A. Ogundeji, A. R. Turton

07.07.2020 | Original Articles

Software-Illustrated Explanations of Econometrics Contributions by CR Rao for his 100-th Birthday

Since the vast array of scientific contributions by Dr. C. R. Rao are difficult to summarize in a short paper, we focus on (1) concepts relevant for applied statisticians including econometricians, (2) using the R software to explain the concepts …

H. D. Vinod


Bio-inspired VANET routing optimization: an overview

A taxonomy of notable VANET routing problems, overview, advancement state, and future perspective under the bio-inspired optimization approaches

This paper demonstrates a recapitulated historic evolution further to a future overview of all vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) routing problems that concern either directly related routing tasks or targeting a set of diverse routing-related …

Youcef Azzoug, Abdelmadjid Boukra

06.07.2020 Open Access

Capturing the participation and social dimensions of computer-supported collaborative learning through social network analysis: which method and measures matter?

The increasing use of digital learning tools and platforms in formal and informal learning settings has provided broad access to large amounts of learner data, the analysis of which has been aimed at understanding students’ learning processes …

Mohammed Saqr, Olga Viberg, Henriikka Vartiainen

06.07.2020 | Original Research

Identification of Critical Factors and Their Interrelationships to Design Agile Supply Chain: Special Focus to Oil and Gas Industries

This research identifies the critical factors that drive agile supply chain management, especially to oil and gas industries. An extensive literature review and questionnaire survey was conducted within the oil and gas industries supply chain to …

Sujan Piya, Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Mohammad Khadem, Nasr Al-Hinai


The Digital/Technological Connection with COVID-19: An Unprecedented Challenge in University Teaching

In March 2020, due to the COVID19 virus that is spreading throughout the world, Spain lives an anomalous situation concerning the normal course of basic, secondary, and higher education. On March 2nd, 2020, the state authorities announced the end …

Silvia Nuere, Laura de Miguel

06.07.2020 | Focus

Identification and prioritization of DevOps success factors using fuzzy-AHP approach

DevOps (development and operations) is a collaborative and multidisciplinary organizational effort to automate continuous delivery of a software project with an aim to improve software quality. The implementation of DevOps practices is not …

Muhammad Azeem Akbar, Sajjad Mahmood, Muhammad Shafiq, Ahmed Alsanad, Abeer Abdul-Aziz Alsanad, Abdu Gumaei


From enforcement to financial reporting controls (FRCs): a country-level composite indicator

This paper proposes a broad measure of the country-level intensity of the main monitoring activities that are likely to affect financial reporting quality. The overall indicator (FRC) is a composite indicator combining three components, which …

Alberto Quagli, Corrado Lagazio, Paola Ramassa

04.07.2020 | Invited paper

Super-Flexibility in Practice: Insights from a Crisis

Flexibility is intuitively valued as a means of dynamically adapting to uncertainty. Historically, it has been especially prized during times of crisis. This is clearly demonstrated today as the current Coronavirus crisis is unfolding; there are …

Stuart Evans, Homa Bahrami

04.07.2020 | Original Research Open Access

Agency in the face of path dependence: how organizations can regain scope for maneuver

This paper tackles a key problem in path dependence research: how can locked-in organizations regain their scope for maneuver? Leveraging insights from two surprising and thus revelatory cases of organizations that have successfully escaped from …

Johann Fortwengel, Arne Keller


Emotional competencies and entrepreneurship: modeling universities

The goal of this study is to analyze the effect of emotional competencies on the entrepreneurial training received by students at a private university ecosystem using a modified version of Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. The results are …

Lizette Huezo-Ponce, Virginia Fernández-Pérez, Lázaro Rodríguez-Ariza

04.07.2020 | Original Paper

The Impact of Social Media Political Activists on Voting Patterns

This paper investigates how social media affects general voting patterns. Unlike previous studies investigating whether citizens’ use of social media affects political participation, this paper considers the connections that social media users …

Adasa Nkrumah Kofi Frimpong, Ping Li, Gabriel Nyame, Md Altab Hossin

04.07.2020 | Original Paper

Leaning in: A Historical Perspective on Influencing Women’s Leadership

The term “lean in” was popularized by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, via her #1 Best Seller encouraging women to defy their fears and dare to be leaders in their fields. She received criticism because although admitting to external barriers …

Simone T. A. Phipps, Leon C. Prieto

04.07.2020 | Original Paper

Start ‘Em Early: Pastoral Power and the Confessional Culture of Leadership Development in the US University

We apply a critical perspective on leadership development discourses and practices to the case of student leadership development programs in the US universities and colleges. We leverage the first author’s personal experiences as a facilitator in …

Nicole Ferry, Eric Guthey


Exploring the relationship between in-service teachers’ beliefs and technology adoption in Brazilian primary schools

The paper analyses possible reasons for the gap between teachers’ actions and intentions, reported by research on practices with the use of ICT. The theoretical approach is informed by teachers’ beliefs, which are discriminated in two categories: …

Magda Pischetola


Exclusive talent management and its consequences: a review of literature

The aim of this paper is twofold, i.e. first to explore the ethical ambiguity arising out of exclusive approach to talent management practices and second to take into consideration the employees’ reaction of such practices. Workforce …

Rajneet Bhatia, Papori Baruah

03.07.2020 | Review Paper

How CEO/CMO characteristics affect innovation and stock returns: findings and future directions

Investor stock market response has received a great deal of attention in the marketing literature. However, firms are not faceless corporations; individuals such as CEOs set their strategies. Upper echelon and strategic leadership theories hold …

Ya You, Shuba Srinivasan, Koen Pauwels, Amit Joshi

02.07.2020 | Empirical article

The effects of culture shock on foreign employees in the service industry

This study explores the effects of culture shock on emotional labor, job satisfaction, and the turnover intentions of service employees. It further examines the moderating role of perceived managerial support on the relationships between culture …

Hung-Sheng Lai, Hsin-Hui Hu, Zhang-Yu-Jing Chen

02.07.2020 | Original Paper

The Influence of Interorganizational Collaboration on Logic Conciliation and Tensions Within Hybrid Organizations: Insights from Social Enterprise–Corporate Collaborations

An increasing amount of research has examined the management of competing logics, and possible tensions arising between them, within “hybrid organizations.” However, the ways in which the relationships of hybrids with other organizations shape the …

Claudia Savarese, Benjamin Huybrechts, Marek Hudon

02.07.2020 | Original Paper

Espoused Values of the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For”: Essential Themes and Implementation Practices

This study identifies and describes the values espoused by the 62 companies that have consistently (2014–2018) appeared on the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” (FBCWF) list. We identify 24 separate values and offer an analysis of the …

Peter G. Dominick, Dimitra Iordanoglou, Gregory Prastacos, Richard R. Reilly

02.07.2020 | Original Paper

Proactive Personality and Creative Behavior: Examining the Role of Thriving at Work and High-Involvement HR Practices

This study examines the link between proactive personality and creative behavior by focusing on employee thriving at work as a mediator. Data from 438 employees and their supervisors were collected and examined by conducting structural equation …

Albi Alikaj, Wei Ning, Bingqing Wu


State, Security, and People along Urban Frontiers: Juxtapositions of Identity and Authority in Quetta

Quetta is a postcolonial city in Pakistan on the frontiers of global warfare where terrorism—as an extreme or extraordinary condition—is juxtaposed alongside “ordinary” urban social and political dynamics. This combination shapes the nature of and …

Faizaan Qayyum

02.07.2020 | Catchword

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) has become a trendy IT topic in the past few years. When Steven Spielberg turned Ernest Cline’s popular novel, Ready Player One , into a film, VR became known to an audience of millions. Still, few people are aware that core VR …

Isabell Wohlgenannt, Alexander Simons, Stefan Stieglitz

01.07.2020 | Special Issue Paper

The contribution of social capital on rural livelihoods: Malawi and the Philippines cases

This paper explores the efficacy of a development model designed to enhance social capital where social capital is seen as a catalyst to increased economic opportunities. The study covers smallholder livestock producers in Malawi and the …

Ellen Fitzpatrick, Sedef Akgungor

01.07.2020 Open Access

Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides

This paper traces the interplay of spatially, socially and legally juxtaposed differences between different groups of Indonesia’s residents: (1) a group of riverbank settlers in Jakarta, (2) political decision-makers and urban planners that evict …

Roanne van Voorst

01.07.2020 | Wissen – Data Science | Ausgabe 3/2020

KI, ick hör dir trapsen. Ein Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen als Antwort?

Lioba Gierke, Jens Nachtwei

01.07.2020 | Interview | Ausgabe 3/2020

Ein Generationenwechsel der Superlative

Ingolf Wittmann über den Computer von morgen
Hannes Mittermaier

30.06.2020 Open Access

Understanding digitalization and educational change in school by means of activity theory and the levels of learning concept

As shown in research and practice digitalization processes are many times limited to implementation of digital technologies without pedagogical and organizational change. In this study it is argued for a broader perspective on the concept of …

Fanny Pettersson

30.06.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Teachers’ views on effective classroom management: a mixed-methods investigation in Western Australian high schools

Teachers’ views about teaching, learning and school experiences are important considerations in education. As the central participants in classroom interactions, students and teachers naturally have strong views about what it takes to manage …

Helen Egeberg, Andrew McConney, Anne Price

30.06.2020 | Original Paper

Corporate Governance and Supplemental Environmental Projects: A Restorative Justice Approach

Firms have traditionally responded to environmental violations by increasing information disclosure and/or communication to manage stakeholder perceptions. As such, these approaches may be symbolic in nature, with no genuine intention to improve …

Muhammad Nadeem


LGBTQIs in Turkey: the Challenges and Resilience of This Marginalized Group

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals constitute a large group of minority groups in Turkey. Because of the scarcity of non-existent systematic reviews on the sexual orientation discrimination of LGBTIQ …

Meltem Ince Yenilmez


Unintended Restrictions: Women’s Rights INGOs and Women’s Civil Society Restrictions

How does the presence of women’s INGOs relate to restrictions on women’s civil society? Although women’s INGOs may help protect against civil society restrictions in most situations, we contend that the presence of women’s INGOs within a country …

Ghashia Kiyani, Amanda Murdie


Examining barriers and desired supports to increase faculty members’ use of digital technologies: perspectives of faculty, staff and administrators

Faculty members at Institutions of Higher Education have access to more technology than ever before and are teaching college and university students who use technology constantly in their personal lives. However, barriers still exist that limit …

Drew Polly, Florence Martin, T. Christa Guilbaud

26.06.2020 Open Access

Does NGOs’ Commercialization Affect Volunteer Work? The Crowding out or Crowding in Effect

The aim of this article is to identify whether the commercialization of NGOs has an influence on the crowding out or crowding in effect of volunteer work, and to indicate the factors affecting volunteers’ regular involvement in NGO activity. The …

Paweł Mikołajczak, Piotr Bajak


Integrating ICT into schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: from teachers’ capacity building to classroom implementation

This study followed up on a selected cohort of 4945 Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM) teacher participants from six Sub-Saharan African countries namely: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. The teachers were …

Douglas Darko Agyei

26.06.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Laissez-Faire Leadership and Affective Commitment: the Roles of Leader-Member Exchange and Subordinate Relational Self-concept

Although the detrimental effects of laissez-faire leadership are well documented, research on the underlying mechanisms and the boundary conditions associated with these effects remains scarce. Using the identity orientation framework and social …

Véronique Robert, Christian Vandenberghe


Informal Control and Safety Measures of Street Hawkers: Narratives from Costermongers

The risk and livelihood challenges of street traders have been a major concern for governments in African countries. The number of young people and adults who engage in street-related commerce continues to increase daily within major cities in …

Alhassan Abdullah, Hajara Bentum, Peter Dwumah, Nelson Gyasi-Boadu, Mohammed Nurudeen Musah

26.06.2020 | Research Article

Using air curtains to reduce short-range infection risk in consulting ward: A numerical investigation

Air curtains is promising in reducing the short-range infection risk in hospitals. To quantitatively evaluate its performance, this paper explores air curtains equipped on normal consulting desk to avoid doctor’s direct exposure to the patient …

Jin Ye, Hua Qian, Jianchao Ma, Rong Zhou, Xiaohong Zheng

25.06.2020 | Original Paper

“Democracy is the Cure?”: Evolving Constructions of Corruption in Indonesia 1994–2014

Corruption is of central interest to business ethics but its meaning is often assumed to be self-evident and universal. In this paper we seek to re-politicize and unsettle the dominant meaning of corruption by showing how it is culturally …

Kanti Pertiwi, Susan Ainsworth


Strategic planning as inter-unit coordination: An in depth case study in Thailand

We extend strategy-as-practice and strategy process studies of strategic planning by detailing empirically how its execution can take on an inter-unit coordination role in multi-business, multi-unit firms. In our case study of a firm in Bangkok …

Paul Knott, Chatchai Thnarudee

25.06.2020 | Original Research

Political Argumentation by Reciting Poems in the Spring and Autumn Period of Ancient China

This paper introduces the Generalized Argumentation Theory which takes argumentation as a locally rational socio-cultural interaction governed by social norms and carried out through discourse between the members of a socio-cultural community in …

Shi-er Ju, Zhi-xi Chen, Yang He


The Relevance of Spirituality and Corporate Social Responsibility in Management Education: Insights from Classical Indian Wisdom

In this technology-driven Digital Age, Management Education is primarily engaged in development of skills and techno-economic competence of students with dominant thrust on sharpening their rational faculties and quantitative ability. Deeper …

Sumona Ghosh, Sanjoy Mukherjee

25.06.2020 | ARTICLES | Ausgabe 2/2020

African American Professional and Managerial Women’s Journeys Through Caregiving for Elderly Parents

This study explored caregiving among African American women baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who are caring for older parents and who are working in professional and managerial positions. The purpose of this study was to describe the …

Claudia C. Thorne

24.06.2020 | Research Article | Ausgabe 3/2020

Ambidextrous Knowledge Sharing within R&D Teams and Multinational Enterprise Performance: The Moderating Effects of Cultural Distance in Uncertainty Avoidance

Current debates on organizational learning distinguish between two distinct and mutually exclusive learning modes: exploration and exploitation. This paper deals with the concept of ambidextrous routines in knowledge management (KM) initiatives.

Jeoung Yul Lee, Vasyl Taras, Alfredo Jiménez, Byungchul Choi, Chinmay Pattnaik

24.06.2020 | Original Paper

Who Emerges into Virtual Team Leadership Roles? The Role of Achievement and Ascription Antecedents for Leadership Emergence Across the Virtuality Spectrum

Leadership emergence theory discusses two pathways to leadership emergence—achievement (i.e. leaders’ behaviors) and ascription (i.e. leaders’ traits). Drawing from multilevel leadership emergence theory (Acton, Foti, Lord, & Gladfelter, 2019) …

Radostina K. Purvanova, Steven D. Charlier, Cody J. Reeves, Lindsey M. Greco

23.06.2020 | S.I. : DPTA Conference 2019

Optimizing deep learning and neural network to explore enterprise technology innovation model

The technological innovation capabilities of enterprises have a greater impact on regional economic development, and the evaluation of technological innovation capabilities of enterprises has a certain guiding role in the formulation of regional …

Zhen Zhen, Yanqing Yao

23.06.2020 Open Access

Enterprise risk management in small and medium family enterprises: the role of family involvement and CEO tenure

Taking the right amount of risk is essential for successful business. As a response to the importance of risk management, the effectiveness and implementation of enterprise risk management (ERM) systems are recently discussed in literature.

Gundula Glowka, Andreas Kallmünzer, Anita Zehrer


How do TMT shared cognitions shape firm performance? The roles of collective efficacy, trust, and competitive aggressiveness

This study examines the role of competitive aggressiveness in the relationship between top management team (TMT) collective efficacy and firm performance under the contextual influence of TMT trust. Based on a sample obtained from 376 top …

Sicheng Luo, Hao-Chieh Lin


Using the hope-centered career inventory (HCCI)—Italian version with healthcare professionals

To address twenty-first century challenges, Niles, Amundson, and Neault (2011) developed the Hope-Centered Model of Career Development (HCMCD) from which they derived the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (including domains of hope, self-reflection …

Sara Santilli, Maria C. Ginevra, Lea Ferrari, Teresa Maria Sgaramella, Spencer Niles, Laura Nota, Salvatore Soresi

23.06.2020 | Invited Article | Ausgabe 3/2020

How a Flexible Matrix Structure Could Create Ambidexterity at the Macro Level of Large, Complex Organizations Like MNCs

It is difficult to make large, complex organizations like MNCs ambidextrous—to make them efficient so that they succeed in the short run and in sync with their changing environments so that they succeed and survive in the long run. The two types …

William G. Egelhoff


Strategies for Coping with LGBT Discrimination at Work: a Systematic Literature Review

Goal 8 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) about Decent Work and Economic Growth claims that one of its targets is to “protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers.” See Target …

Liviu-Catalin Mara, Matías Ginieis, Ignasi Brunet-Icart


State-of-the-art approach to clustering protocols in VANET: a survey

Vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) assists in improving road safety, traveller comfort, and intelligent transportation systems to a great extent. Dedicated short-range communications technology is specially designed for VANET to form communication …

Abhay Katiyar, Dinesh Singh, Rama Shankar Yadav

21.06.2020 | Research Article

Driving Customer Analytics From the Top

Customer analytics has moved to center stage and customer analytics budgets are rising rapidly. It is surprising, then, that many chief marketing officers (CMOs) are uncertain about whether these investments improve firm performance. We address …

Frank Germann, Gary L. Lilien, Christine Moorman, Lars Fiedler, Till Groβmaβ

21.06.2020 | Original Paper

Saudi science teachers’ perceptions of the cultural factors influencing elementary students’ science learning

This mixed-methods research study explored Saudi Arabian elementary science teachers’ perceptions about and conceptualizations of cultural factors (i.e., social, parental, and school) that influence students’ engagement with and learning of …

Amani K. Hamdan Alghamdi, Majid Malikan


Tax-savvy executives

We investigate why firms include individuals with significant professional tax experience on their senior management team and the consequences associated with the presence of these tax-savvy executives. We find that past performance, network …

Thomas R. Kubick, Yijun Li, John R. Robinson


Robotics in the international educational space: Integration and the experience

Nowadays robotics is one of promising avenues in the sphere of emerging technologies. In the teaching/learning environment we deal with educational robotics, which is a mixture of theory and practice, knowledge of computer technology, Mathematics …

Nurassyl Kerimbayev, Nurbol Beisov, Аnatoly Kovtun, Nurdaulet Nurym, Aliya Akramova


Critical success factors influencing the adoption of digitalisation for teaching and learning by business schools

The world is transforming through digitalisation and business schools are predisposed to this transition. Some universities have slickly sailed through the digitalisation challenge, while others have been left behind. The purpose of this research …

Ritu Gupta, A. Seetharaman, K. Maddulety


Higher education in a material world: Constraints to digital innovation in Portuguese universities and polytechnic institutes

Over the past decade, the societal impact of digital transformation, with the prospects of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, has led to an innovation imperative in European policymaking regarding higher education institutions (HEIs). However, not …

Paulo Nuno Vicente, Margarida Lucas, Vânia Carlos, Pedro Bem-Haja

20.06.2020 | Original Article

A novel hybrid extreme learning machine–grey wolf optimizer (ELM-GWO) model to predict compressive strength of concrete with partial replacements for cement

Compressive strength of concrete is one of the most determinant parameters in the design of engineering structures. This parameter is generally determined by conducting several tests at different ages of concrete in spite of the fact that such …

Mahdi Shariati, Mohammad Saeed Mafipour, Behzad Ghahremani, Fazel Azarhomayun, Masoud Ahmadi, Nguyen Thoi Trung, Ali Shariati

19.06.2020 | Original Article

Dragonfly-based swarm system model for node identification in ultra-reliable low-latency communication

Latency and reliability are essential parameters for enabling ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC). Therefore, an approach for node identification that satisfies the requirements of latency and reliability for URLLC based on the …

Sanjay Bhardwaj, Dong-Seong Kim

19.06.2020 | Research Article

The price leadership share: a new measure of price discovery in financial markets

We propose a new measure to establish price leadership among multiple related price series using a multivariate Markov chain model. This new measure, the price leadership share (PLS), can easily be calculated when price series are related but not …

Riccardo De Blasis

19.06.2020 | Original Paper

A theory of revolutionary organizations

This paper models a revolutionary organization committed to a project of radical social change over a long time horizon, and therefore, engaged in selling promises to both customers and workers in exchange for current effort and support. To build …

Mario Ferrero


The Ebb and Flow of Federal Sector Labor-Management Relations Policies under Four Successive Presidents

Federal sector labor-management relations policies ebb and flow with changes in presidential administrations. As the nation’s Chief Executive, the president exercises considerable influence over both policy and practice in this domain. We review …

Marick F. Masters, Robert Albright, Raymond F. Gibney

19.06.2020 | Original Research

The Political Economy of Football: Democracy, Income Inequality, and Men’s National Football Performance

The reasons why some countries outperform others in international football games warrant exploration. In this article, we argue that the synergy of economic development, democratic experience, football association duration, and low income …

Kin-Man Wan, Ka-U Ng, Thung-Hong Lin


Exploring the Dynamics of Social Networks in Urban Informal Settlements: the Case of Mathare Valley, Kenya

This paper pilots a different approach to the study of informal settlements, typically conceived as chaotic, disorganised and lacking social cohesion. We provide a different reading of social life in an informal settlement. While its social life …

Christian Morgner, Amollo Ambole, Christer Anditi, Daniel Githira

18.06.2020 | Original Paper

Addressing underrepresentation of young women of color in engineering and computing through the lens of sociocultural theory

In the past several decades, women have made considerable progress toward gender equity in the USA, but women in general and women of color in particular continue to be underrepresented in some fields of STEM, notably engineering and computing.

Margaret Eisenhart, Carrie D. Allen

18.06.2020 | Original Paper

Pedagogical challenges involving race, gender and the unwritten rules in settings of higher education

In this discussion paper, we highlight a few interesting and important concerns that have been identified in a diverse number of scholars’ work. The successive upsurges of racism and sexism in our spaces of coexistence require us to reflect and …

Gillian U. Bayne, Eduardo Dopico


Marketing Communist Party membership in China

The selection of political officials is under-studied in economic analysis of authoritarian politics. In the absence of elections, the autocracy alone is burdened with the task of selecting the right candidate for every political position. This …

Li Han, Tao Li

18.06.2020 | Original Research

Information flow and price discovery dynamics

Non-homogeneous and time-varying information flow that affects the price discovery processes within and across markets is a common occurrence in reality but is often neglected in the literature of price discovery. To analyze such information flow …

Lei Wu, Kuan Xu, Qingbin Meng

18.06.2020 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE | Ausgabe 9-10/2020

Implementation barriers to lean-agile manufacturing systems for original equipment manufacturers: an integrated decision-making approach

The purpose of this research is to determine barriers to the implementation of lean-agile manufacturing systems in the context of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Through literature review and expert opinions, 12 critical barriers were …

Balkrishna E. Narkhede, Rakesh D. Raut, Matthew Roy, Vinay Surendra Yadav, Bhaskar Gardas

17.06.2020 Open Access

Implementing programming in school mathematics and technology: teachers’ intrinsic and extrinsic challenges

The 2017 reform of the Swedish national curriculum requires that all compulsory school mathematics and technology teachers integrate programming into their teaching. The new programming policy poses a particular challenge since a majority of the …

Peter Vinnervik


Coastal Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Planning for sea level rise (SLR) is a complex process that involves scientific uncertainty and local and regional political tradeoffs. As part of a 6-year transdisciplinary research project in the northern Gulf of Mexico, we conducted focus …

Sonia H. Stephens, Denise E. DeLorme, Scott C. Hagen

17.06.2020 | Original article Open Access

The Chinese approach to artificial intelligence: an analysis of policy, ethics, and regulation

In July 2017, China’s State Council released the country’s strategy for developing artificial intelligence (AI), entitled ‘New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan’ (新一代人工智能发展规划). This strategy outlined China’s aims to become the …

Huw Roberts, Josh Cowls, Jessica Morley, Mariarosaria Taddeo, Vincent Wang, Luciano Floridi


A War Criminal’s Remorse: the Case of Landžo and Plavšić

This paper analyses the role of remorse and apology in international criminal trials by juxtaposing two prominent cases of convicted war criminals Biljana Plavšić and Esad Landžo. Plavšić was the first and only Bosnian Serb political leader to …

Olivera Simić, Barbora Holá

17.06.2020 | Original Paper

Echoes of CEO Entrepreneurial Orientation: How and When CEO Entrepreneurial Orientation Influences Dual CSR Activities

We explore the potential impact of CEO entrepreneurial orientation on firm choice of CSR activities (corporate philanthropy vs. CSR innovation). Integrating upper echelon theory and attention-based view of the firm, we find that CEO …

Zhe Zhang, Xin Wang, Ming Jia

16.06.2020 | Original Article

An effective method to solve the problem of electric distribution network reconfiguration considering distributed generations for energy loss reduction

This paper proposes an effective network reconfiguration (NR) method in the presence of distributed generations (DGs) for energy loss. The proposed method uses average load and average power of DGs instead of the load and DGs’ generation curves.

Thuan Thanh Nguyen, Thang Trung Nguyen, Long Thanh Duong, Viet Anh Truong


Information technology teachers’ perceptions of the benefits and efficacy of using online communities of practice when teaching computer skills classes

This research explores the ways in which Information Technology (IT) teachers experience the use of online communities of practice (CoP) in teaching a computer course called Computer Skills 2 (WRCO2). This course is the second of two computer …

Nafeth Al Hashlamoun, Lina Daouk


CEO age and risk-taking of family business in Malaysia: The inverse S-curve relationship

The relationship between CEO age and corporate risk-taking has remained inconclusive after decades of research. This study contends that CEO may have different risk-taking propensities at different age stages and the relationship could be better …

Siew-Boey Yeoh, Chee-Wooi Hooy

15.06.2020 | Original Paper

A unifying theory of positive and negative incentives in international relations: sanctions, rewards, regime types, and compliance

Should democracies be rewarded and autocracies punished, or should it be the reverse? This is an important question for foreign policy makers who regularly find themselves wanting to alter the behavior of foreign governments favorable to their …

Byungwon Woo, Daniel Verdier

15.06.2020 | Original Paper

Moral Burden of Bottom-Line Pursuits: How and When Perceptions of Top Management Bottom-Line Mentality Inhibit Supervisors’ Ethical Leadership Practices

Drawing on theoretical work on humans’ adaptive capacity, we propose that supervisors’ perception of top management’s high bottom-line mentality (BLM) has a dysfunctional effect on their ethical leadership practices. Specifically, we suggest that …

Rebecca L. Greenbuam, Mayowa Babalola, Matthew J. Quade, Liang Guo, Yun Chung Kim

15.06.2020 | Original Paper

Responsible Leadership and Reputation Management During a Crisis: The Cases of Delta and United Airlines

This study argues that actions taken during a crisis within the responsibility compass impacts reputation. The lens of responsible leadership was chosen from among the different foci of leadership scholarship because of its emphasis on relational …

Tulika M. Varma

15.06.2020 | Originalbeitrag / Original article | Ausgabe 1-2/2020

Factors affecting the performance of the traditional fisheries fishing effort in the regency of Kubu Raya, West Borneo

Purpose: This study aims to explain the factors that affect the performance of traditional fishing business at Kubu Raya Regency of West Borneo Province.Methodology/design/approach: The method used in this research is the quantitative method. The …

Sigit Sugiardi

13.06.2020 | Original Paper

The Effects of Team Context on Peer Ratings of Task and Citizenship Performance

Recent trends indicate that organizations will continue their strategic pursuit of teamwork for the foreseeable future, which will create a need for accurate assessments of individuals’ performance in teams. Although individual behaviors can be …

Joseph A. Schmidt, Thomas A. O’Neill, Patrick D. Dunlop


“They Sellin’ Us a Dream They Not Preparin’ Us for”: College Readiness, Dysconscious Racism, and Policy Failure in One Rural Black High School

This conceptual analysis examines the implementation of a state-funded college and career readiness pilot program at a small, rural all-Black school in Illinois. Drawing from ethnographic data that dates from 2010, I offer a retrospective analysis …

Erin L. Castro


The practitioners’ point of view on the concept of technical debt and its causes and consequences: a design for a global family of industrial surveys and its first results from Brazil

Technical debt (TD) contextualizes the problem of pending development tasks as a type of debt that brings a short-term benefit to the project, usually in terms of increased development speed or shortened time to market, but which may have to be …

Nicolli Rios, Rodrigo Oliveira Spínola, Manoel Mendonça, Carolyn Seaman


A novel approach to learning virtual engineering in the medical devices process

Currently, the use of computer-based technologies has increased to support the design process of biomedical products. However, the limited capacity of undergraduates to work with the technologies used in the development process negatively …

Clara Isabel López, Luis Eduardo Bautista, Carlos Mantilla

12.06.2020 | Article | Ausgabe 3/2020 Open Access

Evacuating a First Nation Due to Wildfire Smoke: The Case of Dene Tha’ First Nation

Almost every year, First Nations are evacuated in Canada because of wildfire proximity and smoke. Dynamics of wildfires, and remote locations, unique sociocultural characteristics, and limited emergency management resources present challenges for …

Kyla D. Mottershead, Tara K. McGee, Amy Christianson

12.06.2020 | Paper

Exploring farmers’ perceptions about their depleting groundwater resources using path analysis: implications for groundwater overdraft and income diversification

Iran is among the world’s top five groundwater exploiters and, similar to many countries in the world, aquifers in Iran have been rapidly depleted over the past decades primarily as a result of groundwater use by farmers. This research was …

Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi, Ann Kinzig, Joshua K. Abbott, Hallie Eakin, Reza Sedaghat


Integration of life cycle assessment into planning and project delivery for pavements in the USA

Many states in the USA have committed to various environmental initiatives, such as setting emission-reduction targets and environmental goals (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 2019 ; New York State Assembly 2019 ; Minnesota Legislature …

Milena Rangelov, Heather Dylla, John Davies, Nadarajah Sivaneswaran

10.06.2020 | Original Research

The Transformation of Governance System: A Decade Long Experience of Corporate Governance Using Meta-analysis

The survival and competitiveness of the business are virtually dependent on the governance system, reputation and laws of the country. Irrespective of the efforts for building a flexible and responsive governance system in India, the rigid rules …

Khushboo Gulati, Seema Gupta, C. P. Gupta

10.06.2020 | Original research

Teachers’ Readiness to Adopt Mobile Learning in Classrooms: A Study in Greece

Mobile devices have become a learning tool with great potential in both formal and informal learning; however, mobile learning readiness research in school education is relatively limited. This study investigated teachers’ readiness to adopt …

Kleopatra Nikolopoulou, Vasilis Gialamas, Konstantinos Lavidas, Vassilis Komis


Stress, Task, and Relationship Orientations of Vietnamese Working Adults: Do Age, Gender, and Government Work Experience Make a Difference?

Adult people are always structured diversely based on their gender, age, and work experience in the government versus private enterprises. To investigate the task, relationship and stress orientations of Vietnamese adults, this research examined …

Quan H N Tran

10.06.2020 | Ausgabe 2/2020

COVID-19 and schooling: evaluation, assessment and accountability in times of crises—reacting quickly to explore key issues for policy, practice and research with the school barometer

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus has far-reaching effects in the field of education, as schools were closed in March 2020 in many countries around the world. In this article, we present and discuss the School Barometer, a fast survey (in …

Stephan Gerhard Huber, Christoph Helm

10.06.2020 | Article

Human resource allocation for multiple scientific research projects via improved pigeon-inspired optimization algorithm

Aiming at the complex and restrictive characteristics of human resource allocation in multiple scientific university research projects, an improved pigeon-inspired optimization (IPIO) algorithm is proposed wherein loss minimization and the …

ChuanBin Liu, YongHong Ma, Hang Yin, LeAn Yu

10.06.2020 | Conceptual/Theoretical Paper Open Access

Social media marketing strategy: definition, conceptualization, taxonomy, validation, and future agenda

Although social media use is gaining increasing importance as a component of firms’ portfolio of strategies, scant research has systematically consolidated and extended knowledge on social media marketing strategies (SMMSs). To fill this research …

Fangfang Li, Jorma Larimo, Leonidas C. Leonidou

09.06.2020 | Original Paper

Collide or Collaborate: The Interplay of Competing Logics and Institutional Work in Cross-Sector Social Partnerships

An increasing body of institutional research has examined organizations’ response to conflicting institutional logics, but few studies have looked into how cross-sector organizational actors experiencing institutional complexity strategize their …

Juelin Yin, Dima Jamali

09.06.2020 | Original Research Open Access

The Impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer on Multidimensional Deprivation of Young Women: Evidence from South Africa’s HTPN 068

Despite the growing popularity of multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, its use to measure the impact of social protection programs remains scarce. Using primary data collected for the evaluation of HIV Prevention Trials Network …

Kelly Kilburn, Lucia Ferrone, Audrey Pettifor, Ryan Wagner, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathy Kahn


The Influence of Demonstrated Concern on Perceived Ethical Leadership: A Levinasian Approach

This paper brings empirical and theoretical studies of ethical leadership into conversation with one another in an effort to determine the antecedent(s) to perceived ethical leadership. Employing a Levinasian perspective, I argue that ethical …

Corey Steiner

08.06.2020 | Original Paper

The Partisan Origins of Economic Perceptions in a Weak Party System: Evidence from South Korea

While political accountability requires that voters can form an accurate picture of government performance, public evaluations of government performance in established democracies are often distorted by partisan considerations. We test whether the …

Hoeun Lee, Matthew M. Singer

08.06.2020 | Original Paper

Partner Gender Differences in Prestige of Clients Served at the Largest U.S. Audit Firms

Despite tremendous investment to promote gender equity, U.S. public accounting firms continue to be gendered organizations. Our archival study examines gender equity within the partnership of these large firms for a one-year period. We find female …

Elizabeth D. Almer, M. Kathleen Harris, Julia L. Higgs, Joseph R. Rakestraw

06.06.2020 | Research Paper

Coordination of a two-level supply chain with contracts

We consider the coordination of planning decisions of a single product in a supply chain composed of one supplier and one retailer, by using contracts. We assume that the retailer has the market power: he can impose his optimal replenishment plan …

Siao-Leu Phouratsamay, Safia Kedad-Sidhoum, Fanny Pascual


Perceptions of Video Scenarios to Learn Human Pathophysiology Among Undergraduate Science Students

Pathophysiology describes and explains the physiological dysfunctions that occur in human diseases. Pathophysiology is content heavy, often leading to medical/biomedical science students adopting a surface approach to learning. To encourage more …

Hui Chen, Tamara Power, Carolyn Hayes, Jorge Reyna, David van Reyk

06.06.2020 | Introduction

Informal governance in world politics

Informal modes of cooperation are a central element of the complex institutional architecture of contemporary global governance. Collectively and individually, the contributions to this special issue broaden the emerging research on informal …

Oliver Westerwinter, Kenneth W. Abbott, Thomas Biersteker

05.06.2020 Open Access

Unpacking the Role of Boundaries in Computer-Supported Collaborative Teaching

In this study, we explore the role of boundaries for collaborative learning and transformation of work practices to occur. We report from a three-year action research project including well over 1800 h of participation by the authors. The …

Sara Willermark, Lena Pareto

05.06.2020 | Original Paper

Should We Agree to Disagree? The Multilevel Moderated Relationship Between Safety Climate Strength And Individual Safety Motivation

Organisational research investigating climate perceptions often use constructs reflecting dispersion and disagreement, termed ‘climate strength’, to investigate situational pressures on behaviour expression. Within safety-specific contexts …

Huw Flatau-Harrison, Mark A. Griffin, Marylene Gagne

03.06.2020 | Ausgabe 2/2020

Foreign Aid, Government Spending, and Contributions toward Public Goods: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines

Scholars have long argued that government spending crowds out contributions to public goods through taxes or through nonprofit organizations. In developing countries where public goods are often financed by foreign donors, foreign aid may have a …

Gabriella R. Montinola, Timothy W. Taylor, Gerardo L. Largoza

03.06.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

On the influence of collection cost on reverse channel configuration

This paper revisits the impact of collection cost on a manufacturer’s optimal reverse channel choice. A manufacturer who remanufactures his own products has the choice between managing collection of used products himself, let the retailer manage …

Jochen Gönsch, Nora Dörmann

03.06.2020 | Originalbeitrag / Original article Open Access

The Corona crisis and climate protection—keeping long-term goals in mind

Cleverly directing economic aid and exploiting synergy potentials for urgently needed investments

Scientific know-how is currently being mobilised worldwide at full speed to better understand the medical mechanisms of COVID-19 propagation and to develop a suitable vaccine. The technological options for working from home, digital coordination …

Manfred Fischedick, Uwe Schneidewind

03.06.2020 | Original Paper

On Becoming and Being an Ethical Leader: A Platonic Interpretation

The question of whether ethical individuals have a disadvantage in becoming leaders is an important one that has not been adequately discussed in the business ethics/leadership literature. In this paper, drawing on Plato’s middle dialogues and …

Stelios Zyglidopoulos

03.06.2020 | Original Empirical Research Open Access

Engaging a product-focused sales force in solution selling: interplay of individual- and organizational-level conditions

This study explains how manufacturers tackle the critical managerial challenge of transforming a product-focused sales force to undertake solution selling. Through an application of configurational theory, the authors explain how individual and …

Anna Salonen, Harri Terho, Eva Böhm, Ari Virtanen, Risto Rajala

03.06.2020 | Ausgabe 2/2020

Farmer Livelihood Strategies and Attitudes in Response to Climate Change in Agroforestry Systems in Kedougou, Senegal

Farmers managing agroecological systems across sub-humid West Africa face a variety of challenges in meeting their needs. In the face of adverse conditions, farmers have successfully managed agroforestry parklands to create an ecological …

Chad Papa, Pascal Nzokou, Cheikh Mbow

02.06.2020 | GLOBAL SOCIETY | Ausgabe 3/2020

Chasing Coffee: A New Research Agenda in Turkey

This article is a call for a new research agenda: a socio-economic analysis of coffee in Turkey. To contextualize the importance and relevance of this effort, it first provides a critical assessment of the literature on coffee in Turkey by …

Evren M. Dinçer, Ayşe Özçelik


A Social Capital Perspective on Computer-Mediated Group Communication and Performance: An Empirical Study

In light of the pervasiveness of collaborative decision making and technology in organizations, this research examines computer mediated collaboration using the lens of social capital. We draw from the Distributed Cognition Theory and others for …

Viju Raghupathi, Raquel Benbunan-Fich


Empowering Leadership and Psychological Health: The Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment

The present study explored the impact of empowering leadership (EL) on two employee psychological health outcomes, perceived stress and general mental health. The influencing effects of EL on these psychological health outcomes were also analyzed …

Nachiketa Tripathi, Manaswita Bharadwaja

02.06.2020 | Original Research Open Access

Building an ambidextrous organization: a maturity model for organizational ambidexterity

Organizational ambidexterity (OA) is an essential capability for organizations in turbulent environments, as it facilitates the simultaneous pursuit of exploitation and exploration. Over the last years, knowledge on OA has continuously matured …

Katharina Stelzl, Maximilian Röglinger, Katrin Wyrtki

01.06.2020 | Schwerpunkt | Ausgabe 4/2020

Vier Extremszenarien für die Zukunft des CFOs

Die zunehmende Automatisierung von Prozessen und sich immer rascher verändernde Technologien bedingen eine radikale Transformation etablierter Geschäftsmodelle und -strukturen. Der Finanzbereich verändert sich - und mit ihm die Rolle des CFOs.

Carsten Wember, Juliane Eva Moser, Chiara Wiedemann

01.06.2020 | Schwerpunkt | Ausgabe 4/2020

Mehr weibliche CFOs braucht das Land

In vielen deutschen Aufsichtsräten gilt mittlerweile die Frauenquote. Für die Vorstandsebene existieren solche regulatorischen Vorgaben bisher nicht. Empirische Studien zeigen jedoch, dass beispielsweise bei weiblichen CFOs deutliche positive …

Martin R. W. Hiebl

01.06.2020 | Schwerpunkt | Ausgabe 4/2020

CFO - Fuchs oder Igel?

Wann macht ein CFO seine Sache besonders gut? Wenn er einschlägige Erfahrungen in spezialisierten Finanz- oder eher in generellen Geschäftsführungspositionen gesammelt hat? Hat es Vorteile, wenn der CEO über einen ähnlichen Erfahrungsschatz …

David Enzenhöfer, Marko Reimer


Urban cycling mobility: management and urban institutional arrangements to support bicycle tourism activities—case study from Curitiba, Brazil

Simultaneously addressing micro-mobility and urban tourism has been a challenge for urban managers formulating cycle-inclusive urban policies in different countries. In this context, we investigate how municipal public agencies have historically …

Mario Procopiuck, Yenifer Ninosca Silva Segovia, Ana Paula Vaz Procopiuck

01.06.2020 | Research Article-Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Prioritizing Management Success Factors in Offshore Software Development

A number of organizations have adopted offshore software development (OSD) practices to support their software development in terms of reducing time to market, access to technical talent and lower costs. There is a lack of understandings of the …

Muhammad Azeem Akbar, Sajjad Mahmood, Arif Ali Khan, Ahmed AlSanad, Abdu Gumaei

01.06.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Triangular interval type-2 fuzzy soft set and its application

Decision-making is an essential task in Science and Engineering. Since most of the real-world problems have uncertainty in nature, making the decision is challengeable one for the decision makers. Soft set has the advantage of free from the …

M. Lathamaheswari, D. Nagarajan, J. Kavikumar, Said Broumi

01.06.2020 | Control in Social Economic Systems | Ausgabe 6/2020

The Properties of Conjectural Variations in the Nonlinear Stackelberg Oligopoly Model

The game-theoretic problem of choosing optimal strategies for oligopoly market agents with linear demand functions and nonlinear cost functions is considered. The conjectural variations of each agent, i.e., the expected responses (changes in …

M. I. Geraskin

01.06.2020 | Betriebspraxis & Führung | Ausgabe 6/2020

Mehr Erfolg mit ganzheitlicher Vertriebsorientierung

Sales Drive ist ein Wettbewerbsvorteil, der systematisch aufgebaut und gepflegt werden muss. Dazu sollten Kernkompetenzen im Unternehmen, bei den Vertriebsmitarbeitern und bei den Führungskräften aufgebaut werden.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Zupancic

01.06.2020 | Sales & Science | Ausgabe 6/2020

Heute die Weichen für den Erfolg von morgen stellen

Der deutsche Vertrieb hat in den vergangenen Wochen einen brutalen Schock erlebt, eine Vollbremsung von hundert auf null. Die Fähigkeit, Top-Mitarbeiter im Kampf um die besten Talente zu gewinnen, wird gerade jetzt immer mehr zum entscheidenden …

Dirk Thiemann

01.06.2020 | Schwerpunkt | Ausgabe 3/2020

Wie Luftholen zum Überleben

Prozesse und Strukturen als Atemapparat des Unternehmens: Dieses System verschafft Luft für mehr Zukunftsfähigkeit, ist aber permanent anzupassen, um kundenorientiert zu bleiben.

Peter Hanser


The Quest for Verticality: an Inquiry into the Infinite Nature of Self-Perfection

If there is one question that has perplexed the best minds in every society, it is how to raise the individuals from their present state to a higher state of existence and perfection? The answers have been tried using different formulations in …

Prashant Kumar Singh

31.05.2020 | Original Article

A motivational perspective on teacher retention in special education: a critical case from Turkey

This qualitative study interrogates fourteen cases of general education homeroom teachers who were first transferred to special education teaching by the Ministry of Education in Turkey without their own volition and later preferred to stay in …

Şöheyda Göktürk, Tijen Tülübaş, Oğuzhan Bozoğlu


Critical factors for implementing effective information governance in Nigerian universities: A case study investigation

Universities in Nigeria aim to be on global map with better international rankings. Unfortunately, they are plagued with inefficient administration and management due to poor management of records and information. Universities, most of the cases …

Jika Saidu Muhammad, Azman Mat Isa, Ahmad Zam Hariro Samsudin, Shah J. Miah

31.05.2020 | Ausgabe 2/2020

Adaptive Capacity of Households to Degradation of Ecosystem Services: A Case Study in the Colombian Andes

The adaptive capacity (AC) of social systems to degradation of ecosystem services is defined as the response capacity of the system to a threat, such as changes in supply and delivery of ecosystem services (ES). In this paper, we propose an …

Clara Villegas-Palacio, Lina Berrouet, Sindy Marsiglia

30.05.2020 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020

Preparing Business Students for a Distributed Workforce and Global Business Environment: Gaining Virtual Leadership Skills in an Authentic Context

There is an increased demand for a skilled workforce that is prepared for work in today’s digital economy, which is often done in virtual teams. Thus, while many students today have little or no experience working in this mode, they are often …

Susan Loucks, Gamze Ozogul

30.05.2020 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 4/2020

Using the Online Capstone Experience to Support Authentic Learning

Academic programs commonly feature a capstone experience as the final building block of the course of study. Often, capstone experiences allow students to demonstrate mastery in the context of an authentic learning experience—a real-life problem …

Jessica L. Devine, Kristen S. Bourgault, Ruth N. Schwartz


Design of Programmer’s Skill Evaluation Metrics for Effective Team Selection

Software projects are now developed in critical environments with hard restrictions and contesting limitations. For developing a product under deadline, cost, and quality constraints, extraordinary efforts are required. The team selection is the …

Kapil Juneja

30.05.2020 | Methodologies and Application

Design of optimal low-pass filter by a new Levy swallow swarm algorithm

The swallow swarm optimization (SS) is a challenging method of optimization, which has a quicker convergence speed, not getting caught in the local extreme points. However, the SS suffers from a few shortcomings—(1) the movement speed of particles …

Shubhendu Kumar Sarangi, Rutuparna Panda, Ajith Abraham

29.05.2020 | Research Article

The promises and pitfalls of polysemic ideas: ‘One Health’ and antimicrobial resistance policy in Australia and the UK

Recent scholarship posits that ambiguous (‘polysemic’) ideas are effective for coalition building between diverse stakeholders: their capacity to be interpreted differently attracts different interests. Hence, in search of political solutions to …

Adam Hannah, Erik Baekkeskov


The effect of work-leisure conflict on front-line employees’ work engagement: A cross-level study from the emotional perspective

Based on the conservation of resources theory, this study explores the relationship between work-leisure conflict and front-line employees’ work engagement. From the emotional perspective, we further explore the mediating role of negative emotion …

Feng Wang, Wendian Shi


Empowering Data Mining Sciences by Habitual Domains Theory, Part I: The Concept of Wonderful Solution

Often big companies and governments fail to produce a successful plan of action in the post-data mining analysis and decision-making stage to face challenging situations, which results in billions of dollars loss. Indeed, this crucial stage is …

Moussa Larbani, Po Lung Yu


Effects of ownership structure and corporate and family governance on dynamic capabilities in family firms

By combining the resource-and capabilities-based view and agency theory, this paper offers a framework within which to examine the nature of dynamic capabilities in family firms, and how they are affected by the ownership, governance and …

César Camisón-Zornoza, Beatriz Forés-Julián, Alba Puig-Denia, Sergio Camisón-Haba


Empowering Data Mining Sciences by Habitual Domains Theory, Part II: Reaching Wonderful Solutions

In the Part I of this paper, we presented the main concept of the proposed comprehensive decision model based on Habitual Domains theory, the concept of wonderful solution for solving challenging decision problems that we called decision making in …

Moussa Larbani, Po Lung Yu

28.05.2020 | Original Paper

Improving entrepreneurial self-efficacy and the attitude towards starting a business venture

Cognitive and behavioral factors are becoming increasingly relevant in research on the emergence of entrepreneurial action. To date, little research has examined whether an entrepreneurial mindset can be affected by targeted entrepreneurial …

Anna Katharina Bachmann, Thomas Maran, Marco Furtner, Alexander Brem, Marius Welte


Business group affiliation, corporate diversification, and cash holdings

This paper investigates how horizontal business group affiliation affects cash holdings of member firms. Although firm-bank lending and equity ties have weakened since the 1990s, Japanese horizontal keiretsu may still have some financial benefits.

Kan Nakajima, Takafumi Sasaki


Impact of prosocial motivation on organizational citizenship behavior: the mediating role of ethical leadership and leader–member exchange

This study empirically examined how ethical leadership and leader-member exchange mediates the relationship between prosocial motivation and organizational citizenship behavior. Both the prosocial motivation and organizational citizenship behavior …

Muhammad Arshad, Ghulam Abid, Francoise Venezia Contreras Torres


Automatic tutoring system to support cross-disciplinary training in Big Data

During the last decade, Big Data has emerged as a powerful alternative to address latent challenges in scalable data management. The ever-growing amount and rapid evolution of tools, techniques, and technologies associated to Big Data require a …

Xavier Solé-Beteta, Joan Navarro, David Vernet, Agustín Zaballos, Ricardo Torres-Kompen, David Fonseca, Alan Briones

26.05.2020 | Ausgabe 3/2020

Simulation of Individual Knowledge System and Its Application

The concept of individual knowledge system (IKS) is defined from the perspective of system science. To begin with, the present paper elaborates the characteristics of IKS. Then a six-space pattern of information and knowledge for IKS is created to …

Yanzhang Wang, Huili Wang, Xin Ye, Zhimei Lei

25.05.2020 | Original Article

Two novel combined systems for predicting the peak shear strength using RBFNN and meta-heuristic computing paradigms

Effective prediction of the peak shear strength (PSS) is of crucial importance in evaluating the stability of a rock slope with interlayered rocks and has both theoretical and practical significance. This paper offers two novel prediction tools …

Juncheng Gao, Menad Nait Amar, Mohammad Reza Motahari, Mahdi Hasanipanah, Danial Jahed Armaghani

25.05.2020 Open Access

Reconciliation as a Threat or Structural Change? The Truth and Reconciliation Process and Settler Colonial Policy Making in Finland

The Sámi have long desired a public process to examine and expose the Nordic states’ colonial, assimilationist practices and policies, past and present, toward the Sámi people. This article considers the truth and reconciliation process in …

Rauna Kuokkanen

25.05.2020 | Ausgabe 2/2020

Assessment policies and practices in contexts of diversity: unravelling the tensions

There is no question that teachers nowadays are challenged to adapt their teaching practices to the needs that arise from increasing diversity in the current classroom. Since effective teaching asks for alignment between teaching and assessment …

Joke Ysenbaert, Mieke Van Houtte, Piet Van Avermaet

25.05.2020 | Article | Ausgabe 3/2020 Open Access

Evaluation of Fire Service Command Unit Trainings

The lack of routine and training of command units and emergency managers is among the main causes of suboptimal decisions and could lead to serious consequences. To ensure optimal standards of emergency management training, specific and valid …

Meinald T. Thielsch, Dzenita Hadzihalilovic

25.05.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Coalitions and Public Action in the Reshaping of Corporate Responsibility: The Case of the Retail Banking Industry

This paper addresses the question of whether and how public action via civil society and/or government can meaningfully shape industry-wide corporate responsibility (ICR) behaviour. We explore how, in principle, ICR can come about and what …

Marta de la Cuesta-González, Julie Froud, Daniel Tischer

25.05.2020 | Methodologies and Application

Big healthcare data for Trivial client having Novel Smart Attire (NSA)

Big Data and Big Data technologies are changing the world. Healthcare is no exemption. Hospitals need to face and solve Big Data problems including collecting, processing, storing, analysing and retrieving the real-time and accumulated historical …

N. Vasuki, A. Rajiv Kannan

23.05.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

The Role of Risk Climate and Ethical Self-interest Climate in Predicting Unethical Pro-organisational Behaviour

Unethical pro-organisational behaviour (UPB) is an ongoing concern, prompting the need for more nuanced understanding of the workplace environment most likely to inhibit it. This study considers the role of risk climate, sometimes referred to as …

Elizabeth Sheedy, Patrick Garcia, Denise Jepsen


Effective principal leadership influencing technology innovation in the classroom

This paper reports on the implementation of a humanoid robot in five school settings and evaluates the success of the implementation based on the leadership of the school principal. As part of a wider three-year multiple case study research study …

Therese Keane, Marie Boden, Christina Chalmers, Monica Williams

23.05.2020 | Original Article

Benefits of cause-related marketing for companies and nonprofits: focusing on the roles of self-corporate congruity and issue involvement

This experimental study aims to examine how cause-related marketing (CRM) can bring a win-win outcome to a company and its nonprofit partner. Specifically, this study investigates the extent to which consumers perceive image-congruity between self …

Hyun Ju Jeong, Jihye Kim


The triggering effect of office design on employee creative performance: an exploratory investigation based on Duffy’s conceptualization

The physical work environment has a far-reaching effect on employee creativity. However, the research conceptualizing office design typically focuses on specific rather than broad dimensions. In this study, the effectiveness of design for autonomy …

Millissa F. Y. Cheung, Iris D. Zhang

22.05.2020 | Original Article | Ausgabe 4/2020

The potential contribution of building codes to climate change response policies for the built environment

Improved building energy efficiency has been shown to contribute substantially to global greenhouse gas abatement objectives. Realisation of these benefits depends on the deployment of appropriate policy instruments. Building energy codes have the …

Robert A. Enker, Gregory M. Morrison


The Xinjiang Case and Its Implications from a Business Ethics Perspective

The discourse on economic integration with authoritarian regimes has evolved as a key topic throughout the different disciplines of social sciences. Are sanctions and boycotts effective methods to incentivize human rights improvements? To analyze …

Alexander Kriebitz, Raphael Max


Effects of Different Types of Social Robot Voices on Affective Evaluations in Different Application Fields

As the roles of social robots are increasingly diverse, it is important to design the robots according to their application fields and end-users needs. A robot’s voice is a strong social cue, the design of which can influence people’s affective …

Xiao Dou, Chih-Fu Wu, Kai-Chieh Lin, Senzhong Gan, Tzu-Min Tseng

22.05.2020 | Original Research Open Access

Project leaders’ control resources and role overload as predictors of project success: developing the job demands–resources model

Drawing on the job demands–resources model (JD–R model), this article introduces information control and team control as project leader-specific job resources, as well as role overload as a demand, and then examines their influences on project …

Kai-Kristina Lattrich, Marion Büttgen


It Can Be Done: How One Charter School Combats the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The school-to-prison pipeline is a theoretical construct that explains how disproportionate discipline and exclusionary punishment of Black and Brown students ultimately pushes youth out of mainstream schools and into the criminal justice system …

Letitia Basford, Joe Lewis, Muffet Trout

21.05.2020 | Original Paper

Cultural product innovation strategies adopted by the performing arts industry

This research explores the cultural product innovation strategy of performing arts organizations, with a focus on design-driven innovation and related value creation. From our exploratory case study, we found that cultural product innovation …

Chun-Liang Chen

21.05.2020 | Original Research | Sonderheft 1/2020

Critical Success Factors of the Brazilian Offshore Support Vessel Industry: A Flexible Systems Approach

The offshore support vessel (OSV) industry is essential to the successful exploration and production of oil and gas at sea. Understanding the factors that dictate this industry’s success is crucial and can indicate the actions that must be taken …

Maciel M. Queiroz, André Bergsten Mendes

20.05.2020 | Original Paper

Government Initiated Corporate Social Responsibility Activities: Evidence from a Poverty Alleviation Campaign in China

In 2016 the Chinese government initiated a nationwide campaign aiming to eliminate poverty in China by 2020. Over 20% of listed firms in China have made significant contributions to the campaign. Using hand-collected data on listed firms’ …

Yuyuan Chang, Wen He, Jianling Wang

20.05.2020 | Spektrum

Im deutschen Mittelstand fehlen die Chefinnen

Der Anteil von Frauen in Führungspositionen ist im Mittelstand nach wie vor gering. Dadurch entgehen Unternehmen qualifizierte Führungskräfte und – sollte bei einem Betrieb ein Wechsel in der Führung anstehen – wertvolle Chancen, kompetente …

Simone Seidel


“You Don’t Want to Be a Candidate for Punishment”: a Qualitative Analysis of LGBT Service Member “Outness”

In 1994, the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” (DADTDP or DADT) policy was passed in the US Congress and signed into law by the President (“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” 1993 ). This policy stated that “homosexuals” could serve in the …

Kathleen A. McNamara, Carrie L. Lucas, Jeremy T. Goldbach, Ian W. Holloway, Carl A. Castro

20.05.2020 | Methodologies and Application

Creating a road map for industry 4.0 by using an integrated fuzzy multicriteria decision-making methodology

Industry 4.0 can be defined as a creative manufacturing concept which is the integration of up-to-date technologies such as wireless systems, cyberphysical systems, Internet of things, cloud computing, big data concept to increase flexibility, and …

İhsan Kaya, Melike Erdoğan, Ali Karaşan, Betül Özkan

19.05.2020 | Regular Article | Ausgabe 2/2020

Entrepreneurial intention among high-school students: the importance of parents, peers and neighbors

Literature on the formation of intention toward entrepreneurship in adolescents has focused on either parental (vertical) transmission of social capital or network effects from peers or neighbors (horizontal). Considering the simultaneous effect …


19.05.2020 | Open Forum Open Access

A case-based reasoning recommender system for sustainable smart city development

With the deployment of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the needs of data and information sharing within cities, smart city aims to provide value-added services to improve citizens’ quality of life. But, currently city …

Bokolo Anthony Jnr


Temporary teams: current research focus and future directions

Temporary teams quickly adapt to changes in the external environment with members diversity, task importance, and limited time, have attracted more and more attention from scholars. Therefore, this paper uses the bibliometric method to sort out of …

Meng Lv, Shaohong Feng

18.05.2020 | Original Paper

Frequent CEO Turnover and Firm Performance: The Resilience Effect of Workforce Diversity

CEO turnover (or succession) is a critical event in an organization that influences organizational processes and performance. The objective of this study is to investigate whether workforce diversity (i.e., age, gender, and education-level …

Youngsang Kim, Sophia Soyoung Jeong, Daphne W. Yiu, Jinhee Moon

18.05.2020 | Ausgabe 1-2/2020

Review of State and Prospects for Development of Vanadium Production in the Kazakhstan Republic

Information is provided about prospects for vanadium ore deposits in Kazakhstan, the history of exploration of the deposits of Greater Karatau (Southern Kazakhstan), and mineralogical study indicating the potential for the involvement of vanadium …

S. K. Dzhumankulova, V. I. Zhuchkov, Zh. A. Alybaev, G. K. Bekenova

18.05.2020 | Original Research | Ausgabe 2/2020

Assessing the Readiness Level of Healthcare for Implementing Agility Using Fuzzy Logic Approach

An agile strategy in healthcare would authorize organizations to provide efficient, customized and standard service on time at an optimized cost. To implement agility, the management of the healthcare organization needs to know the mechanisms and …

V. Vaishnavi, M. Suresh


1956 in Hungary: as I saw it then and as I see it now

Many scholars and commentators have discussed the events of 1956 in Hungary, revealing the identities of the participating groups they claim to represent in those events, for which they likewise are entitled to be competent advocates. This essay …

János Kornai

18.05.2020 | Ausgabe 1/2020

Analyzing the inter-relation between workplace spirituality and constructive deviance

Researchers advocate that workplace spirituality has the potential to increase “constructive deviant behavior” among employees across different types of organizations and professions by engaging individuals in meaningful ways. This research …

Naval Garg, Anubhuti Saxena

18.05.2020 | Ausgabe 2/2020

From Conflict to Cooperation: A Macromarketing View of Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Lebanon and the Middle East

Since the beginning of the Syrian war, Lebanon has experienced a major population change and has become the country with the highest number of refugees per capita. The authors apply a macromarketing perspective to study the effects of this …

Beatriz DeQuero-Navarro, Karine Aoun Barakat, Clifford J. Shultz, Rafael A. Araque-Padilla, Maria Jose Montero-Simo

18.05.2020 | Original Research | Sonderheft 1/2020

Flexibility in the Brazilian Industry 4.0: Challenges and Opportunities

The aim of this study is to analyze the results of a research carried out in Brazilian manufacturing companies that have typical initiatives of Industry 4.0, in order to identify the main challenges and opportunities of building a flexible …

José Celso Contador, Walter Cardoso Satyro, Jose Luiz Contador, Mauro de Mesquita Spinola


Explanatory model of barriers to integration of digital technologies in higher education institutions

Digital technologies are powerful resources that have not been globally integrated in higher education teaching. Previous studies have pointed out several barriers that can slow down this integration. This study, therefore, aims to elaborate an …

Cristina Mercader


Managing homogeneous products in two competing supply chains under price and logistics service

Logistics services and product prices are two factors that influence consumers’ buying behavior. In recent years, research on decision and coordination of competing supply chains has attracted growing attention. However, the research of competing …

Bo Yan, Xiaoxu Chen, Hongyuan Li, Yixian Sun