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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Realities of Supply Chain Collaboration

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) evolved from a traditional focus on purchasing and logistics practiced between the mid-1960s and mid-1990s, to a broader, more integrated emphasis on value creation in the new millennium. Leading companies increasingly view supply chain excellence as more than just a source of cost reduction rather, they...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Average Waiting Time of Customers in a New Queue System With Different Classes

    It is very complicated to keep the business processes under control since the business processes change rapidly and thus flexibility is an important attribute which businesses should possess in order to respond to rapid changes in the business environment. The purpose of this paper is to divide the companies' customers...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Internet retailing: The Past, The Present and The Future

    In this paper, the authors critically review the literature that explicitly addresses the adoption, application and impact of Internet technologies, by retailers, for the promotion and sale of merchandise. In particular, this paper seeks to: present a holistic and critical review of the early predictions, with regard to the uptake...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Development of Modular Product Architecture Through Information Management

    The aim of this paper is to investigate the importance of information management in modular product architecture for customized product development. The objective of this research is to analyze product architecture in terms of information exchange and show its influence in product customization. A case study is presented with a...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Re-Conceptualizing the Career Development of Self Initiated Expatriates: Rivers Not Ladders

    Within career literature, different metaphors provide a more nuanced view of how career can be perceived and interpreted in and from different contexts. Career metaphors acknowledge the complexity inherent in career studies and research, in that different lenses can be used through which career scholars can explore careers. This paper...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Lean, Six Sigma And Lean Sigma: Fads Or Real Process Improvement Methods?

    This paper is to explore if six sigma and lean are new methods, or if they are repackaged versions of previously popular methods - Total Quality Management (TQM) and Just-In-Time (JIT). This paper is based on a critical comparison of lean with JIT and six sigma with TQM, a study...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    VoIP Network Architectures and Impacts on Costing

    This paper aims to describe the effect of VoIP network architectures on the cost modelling of termination rates of VoIP services. The paper investigates and organises the arguments available in the technical and regulatory field related to VoIP networks and services in order to ascertain the possible impact of VoIP...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Adopting A Knowledge Outsourcing Strategy

    IT outsourcing is a business transaction which involves contracting or selling an organization's IT assets, people and activities to a third party supplier. Several different forms of outsourcing include systems development outsourcing, business process outsourcing, offshoring, service provision and more recently, utility computing. However, the motivations for outsourcing remain largely...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Corporate Governance Of Benedictine Abbeys: What Can Stock Corporations Learn From

    This paper aims to analyse the governance structure of monasteries to gain new insights and apply them to solve agency problems of modern corporations. In an historic analysis of crises and closures it asks, if Benedictine monasteries were and are capable of solving agency problems. The analysis shows that monasteries...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    A Computation Method for Scenario Studies in WDM Network Planning

    The purpose of this paper is to present the benefits of using the Lagrangian Relaxation (LR) and subgradient methods in scenario studies for Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) network planning. The problem of WDM network planning for a given set of lightpath demands in a mesh topology network is to select...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Towards a Workflow-Based Integration Architecture for Business Networking

    The Internet is the underlying network infrastructure that will allow enterprises to create new business structures and to reconfigure existing ones. This trend, which is known as business networking, requires enterprises to be able to integrate and coordinate business processes that extend across autonomous business partners. Traditionally, the problem of...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    The Role of Career History in Gender Based Biases in Job Selection Decisions

    Careers can be best conceived of as a history of experiences and jobs in one or more organizations. This means that the experiences and the development at each stage of the career path can have important implications for the next step of a person's career and can serve an important...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2008

    ERP Implementation: A Compilation and Analysis of Critical Success Factors

    There is a need to focus future research efforts on the study of CSFs as they apply to the perspectives of key stakeholders and to ensure that this stakeholder approach is also comprehensive in its coverage of CSFs. As well, there is need to conduct more in-depth research into the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Return-Based Investment Strategies In The New Zealand Stock Market: Momentum Wins

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the profitability of return-based investment strategies in the New Zealand stock market; 16 such strategies are examined for the period from January 1995 to December 2004. The paper shows that, at the end of each month of the sample period, every security...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Lean, Six Sigma And Lean Sigma: Fads Or Real Process Improvement Methods?

    This paper is to explore if six sigma and lean are new methods, or if they are repackaged versions of previously popular methods - Total Quality Management (TQM) and Just-In-Time (JIT). This paper is based on a critical comparison of lean with JIT and six sigma with TQM, a study...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Corporate Governance Of Benedictine Abbeys: What Can Stock Corporations Learn From

    This paper aims to analyse the governance structure of monasteries to gain new insights and apply them to solve agency problems of modern corporations. In an historic analysis of crises and closures it asks, if Benedictine monasteries were and are capable of solving agency problems. The analysis shows that monasteries...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Adopting A Knowledge Outsourcing Strategy

    IT outsourcing is a business transaction which involves contracting or selling an organization's IT assets, people and activities to a third party supplier. Several different forms of outsourcing include systems development outsourcing, business process outsourcing, offshoring, service provision and more recently, utility computing. However, the motivations for outsourcing remain largely...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Return-Based Investment Strategies In The New Zealand Stock Market: Momentum Wins

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the profitability of return-based investment strategies in the New Zealand stock market; 16 such strategies are examined for the period from January 1995 to December 2004. The paper shows that, at the end of each month of the sample period, every security...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    VoIP Network Architectures and Impacts on Costing

    This paper aims to describe the effect of VoIP network architectures on the cost modelling of termination rates of VoIP services. The paper investigates and organises the arguments available in the technical and regulatory field related to VoIP networks and services in order to ascertain the possible impact of VoIP...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Development of Modular Product Architecture Through Information Management

    The aim of this paper is to investigate the importance of information management in modular product architecture for customized product development. The objective of this research is to analyze product architecture in terms of information exchange and show its influence in product customization. A case study is presented with a...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Average Waiting Time of Customers in a New Queue System With Different Classes

    It is very complicated to keep the business processes under control since the business processes change rapidly and thus flexibility is an important attribute which businesses should possess in order to respond to rapid changes in the business environment. The purpose of this paper is to divide the companies' customers...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    A Computation Method for Scenario Studies in WDM Network Planning

    The purpose of this paper is to present the benefits of using the Lagrangian Relaxation (LR) and subgradient methods in scenario studies for Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) network planning. The problem of WDM network planning for a given set of lightpath demands in a mesh topology network is to select...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Towards a Workflow-Based Integration Architecture for Business Networking

    The Internet is the underlying network infrastructure that will allow enterprises to create new business structures and to reconfigure existing ones. This trend, which is known as business networking, requires enterprises to be able to integrate and coordinate business processes that extend across autonomous business partners. Traditionally, the problem of...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Feb 2008

    ERP Implementation: A Compilation and Analysis of Critical Success Factors

    There is a need to focus future research efforts on the study of CSFs as they apply to the perspectives of key stakeholders and to ensure that this stakeholder approach is also comprehensive in its coverage of CSFs. As well, there is need to conduct more in-depth research into the...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Realities of Supply Chain Collaboration

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) evolved from a traditional focus on purchasing and logistics practiced between the mid-1960s and mid-1990s, to a broader, more integrated emphasis on value creation in the new millennium. Leading companies increasingly view supply chain excellence as more than just a source of cost reduction rather, they...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Internet retailing: The Past, The Present and The Future

    In this paper, the authors critically review the literature that explicitly addresses the adoption, application and impact of Internet technologies, by retailers, for the promotion and sale of merchandise. In particular, this paper seeks to: present a holistic and critical review of the early predictions, with regard to the uptake...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Re-Conceptualizing the Career Development of Self Initiated Expatriates: Rivers Not Ladders

    Within career literature, different metaphors provide a more nuanced view of how career can be perceived and interpreted in and from different contexts. Career metaphors acknowledge the complexity inherent in career studies and research, in that different lenses can be used through which career scholars can explore careers. This paper...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // May 2008

    The Role of Career History in Gender Based Biases in Job Selection Decisions

    Careers can be best conceived of as a history of experiences and jobs in one or more organizations. This means that the experiences and the development at each stage of the career path can have important implications for the next step of a person's career and can serve an important...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing