Monthly Archives: March 2014
Davidson R, Denyer D, Pilbeam C (2014) Safety Leadership.
More posters on risk management
Denyer D (2014) Leadership and decision making in safety-critical environments.
Goffin K, Hopkin P, Szwejczewski M, Kutsch E (2014) Roads to resilience: Building dynamic approaches to risk to achieve future success.
Ferrer J, Julien D (2014) Development of a risk assessment tool for the proactive management of Supply Chain risk.
Grayson D (2014) Board oversight of social, environmental and economic impacts.
Illin T, Varga L (2014) An actionable definition of systemic risk in financial services validated using data from the Icelandic financial system failure.
Kutsch E, Hällgren M, Denyer D (2014) K2 – Against All Odds: A journey into oblivion.
Marynissen H, Pieters S, Van Achte T (2014) Crisis Communication Work Process developed for Belgian Federal Government.
Montañés J, Julien D, Tjahjono B (2014) Interactive tool to assess SC1 risk for a food network which includes the 3BL2.
Tobias J, Pavlov A (2014) Which Swan is Yours? Fostering Individuals’ Resilience and Performance Through Mindfulness.
Wilding R (2014), The evolution of transformational research in Supply Chain Risk & Resilience.
Cranfield Doctoral Colloquia – PhD & DBA: Jan-Mar 14
A summary of recent Doctoral Colloquia presentations – some of which are available to view via Adobe Connect recordings. Please click on the links provided.
Richard Allen told us about his performance management research in the Charity sector.
Charlotte Gascoigne: Title “A process model of the development of a part-time working arrangement for managers and professionals.” http://bit.ly/1mxT1Lo
Thora Thorgeirsdottir: Title “How does use of flexible work arrangements impact team effectiveness?” http://bit.ly/1dThrqF
Minjie Cai: Title “How do social connections get you an employee in Chinese banks?” http://bit.ly/1dThGlE
Shelly Chapman: Title “It’s Child’s Play: Fun, Fantasy and Food Advergames” http://bit.ly/1jd6zJm
Anurag Tewari: Title “ Designing Robust Supply Networks : A Complex System’s View” http://bit.ly/1eYAWSg
Our next Doctoral Colloquium will be held on on 16th May – volunteer presenters welcome. Please contact Dr Colin Pilbeam.
Cranfield’s Top 40: Jan, Feb 2014
Here are the top downloaded pieces of content from the Cranfield Collection of E-Research throughout the months of January and February 2014. Is it what you’d expect to see?
Project SCALE: Innovation in Agri-Food Supply Chain Logistics
The following is a visual summary of the recent Project SCALE Conference “Innovation in Agri-Food Supply Chain Logistics” held at Cranfield University on 19th March.
Latest releases – Spring 2014
Baker M & Bourne M (2014) A Governance Framework for the Idea-to-Launch Process: Development and Application of a Governance Framework for New Product Development, Research Technology Management, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 42-49.
Doh J, Lawton T, Rajwani T & Paroutis S (2014) Why your company may need a Chief External Officer, Organizational Dynamics (in press)
Dolan T, Howsam P, Parsons DJ, Whelan MJ & Varga L (2014) Identifying Adaptation Options and Constraints: The Role of Agronomist Knowledge in Catchment Management Strategy, Water Resources Management, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 511-526.
Kato J & Schoenberg R (2014) The impact of post-merger integration on the customer-supplier relationship, Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 335-345.
Kriechbaumer T, Angus A, Parsons DJ & Rivas Casado M (2014) An improved wavelet-ARIMA approach for forecasting metal prices, Resources Policy, vol. 39, pp. 32-41.
Papageorgiadis N, Cross AR & Alexiou C (2014) International patent systems strength 1998-2011, Journal of World Business (in press)
Reinmoeller P (2014) How to Win a Price War, MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring issue
Ülengin F, Önsel Ş, Aktas E, Kabak Ö & Özaydın Ö (2014) A decision support methodology to enhance the competitiveness of the Turkish automotive industry, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 234, no. 3, pp. 789-801.
Bushnell I, Burke E, Kwiatkowski R & Kosinski M (2014) What’s so big about Big Data?. In: British Psychology Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, 8-10 January 2014.
Marynissen H, Ladkin D, Denyer D & Pilbeam C (2014) A constitutive view on risk communication in organisations managing high-risk processes: Towards a conceptual framework. In: 23rd SRA-E Conference, Istanbul, 16-18 June 2014.
Gascoigne C & Kelliher C (2014) Why can’t professionals work part-time?. In: Work and Family Researchers Network Conference 2014, New York, 19-21 June 2014.
Thorgeirsdottir T & Kelliher C (2014) Rethinking groupwork in a digital world. Impact of flexible work arrangements on intra-workgroup relations: a systematic review. In: 30th EGOS colloquium, Rotterdam, 3-5 July 2014.
This post is populated with those items recently entered onto the Cranfield Research Information System (CRIS).
For Cranfield Management Research publications not available via CRIS, please comment here.
Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony 2014: Research Awards
Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony 2014: Research Awards, a set on Flickr.
Thursday 27th February saw the inaugural presentation of the Cranfield School of Management Research Awards at the Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony in London.
The awards aim to recognise research that meets both of the following criteria:
- Is world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour and was published in a 3* or 4* journal in the last 12 months.
- Addresses an important topic and has the potential to have impact on businesses, government and wider society.
The winners of these prestigious new awards for 2014 were:
Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Stephanie Hussels, for ‘How Competition Strengthens Start-ups’, Harvard Business Review
Earlier Cranfield research on the performance of business start-ups highlighted the stark reality that in markets most popular for start-ups, over 50% of new firms die before they reach their 3rd birthday. In this study, Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Stephanie Hussels discover a surprising remedy to help reduce these failures rates by applying a technique from medical science to business:
Exposing a business to a non-fatal dose of competition can become an effective immunisation against the threat of competition in the future. Furthermore, businesses can generate similar gains in performance by mimicking safe levels of competitive pressure through adopting a lean financial approach and using competitive benchmarking as a substitute for actual competition. This new finding regarding immunisation for business still supports the importance of strategies aimed at creating a competitive advantage or finding a new market space, but it does indicate that some exposure to the harsh realities of a competitive environment early in life is good for the long term health of an organisation.
Dr Liz Varga, for ‘Single infrastructure utility provision to households: Technological feasibility study’, Futures
This research paper is an example of a successful joint output from a collaborative project.
The paper looks 100 years into the future and evaluates potential unified multi-functional infrastructures described by vignettes.
The final form of the vignettes reflects the diversity of ideas held by the project team honed after much project scrutiny.
The four vignettes: city blood, solar globe, inter-tube and subterranea are potential all-in-one utility infrastructures using water, energy, transport and ventilation respectively to provide all utility needs to consumers.
Dr Jutta Tobias, for ‘Toward a theory of transformative entrepreneuring: Poverty reduction and conflict resolution in Rwanda’s entrepreneurial coffee sector’, Journal of Business Venturing
Having her work published in a top entrepreneurship journal has enabled Jutta to raise awareness about the profoundly beneficial and societal impact that entrepreneurship can have on poverty-stricken communities recovering from the aftermath of extreme violence and devastation.
Jutta comments: “I worked hard for this publication, and had to be quite resourceful to carry out an empirical field study on a shoe-string in a post-conflict zone where all open discussion of interethnic relations is harshly penalized by the authorities. But the rural Rwandans that I interviewed for this work are harder-working, and more resourceful, than any community I’ve ever come across (including academia!). They deserve an achievement award every day!”
Research Award winners:
Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Stephanie Hussels – ‘How Competition Strengthens Start-ups’. Harvard Business Review
Dr Liz Varga – ‘Single infrastructure utility provision to households: Technological feasibility study’. Futures
Dr Jutta Tobias – ‘Toward a theory of transformative entrepreneuring: Poverty reduction and conflict resolution in Rwanda’s entrepreneurial coffee sector’. Journal of Business Venturing