• Financial Management in the Church of England: Diocese of Bradford 

    Sayers, K.M. (1979).Financial Management in the Church of England: Diocese of Bradford. Bradford, Management Centre, University of Bradford. Occasional Paper, No. 7902.
  • `Real¿ managers don¿t do NVQs: a review of the new management `standards¿ 

    Grugulis, C.I. (1998) `Real¿ managers don¿t do NVQs: a review of the new management `standards¿. Employee Relations. Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 383-403.
    In 1997 the Management Charter Initiative (MCI) officially launched the new Management NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications), benchmarks which attempted to describe the work performed by British managers. This article ...
  • Avoidance Strategies and the German System of Co-determination 

    Royle, T. (1998) Avoidance Strategies and the German System of Co-determination, International Journal of Human Resource Management, December, 9, 6: 1026-47.
    This paper is based on a comparative study of the UK and German operations of the McDonald’s Corporation. The main focus of the paper is the interaction between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the German system of ...
  • Recruiting the Acquiescent Worker: a comparative analysis of McDonald’s in Germany and the UK 

    Royle, T. (1999) Recruiting the Acquiescent Worker: a comparative analysis of McDonald’s in Germany and the UK, Employee Relations, 21, 6: 540-555.
    This article focuses on the workforce characteristics of the German and UK operations of McDonald’s Corporation. The UK workforce is characterised by predominantly young workers with very limited work experience, the German ...
  • Where’s the Beef? McDonald’s and its European Works Council 

    Royle, T. (1999) Where’s the Beef? McDonald’s and its European Works Council, European Journal of Industrial Relations, November, 5, 3: 327-47.
    This article analyses the establishment and subsequent meetings of the McDonald's European Works Council and raises a number of questions. Who is an `employee representative' for the purposes of the EU Directive? How are ...
  • The Reluctant Bargainers: McDonald’s, Unions and Pay Determination in Germany and the UK 

    Royle, T. (1999) The Reluctant Bargainers: McDonald’s, Unions and Pay Determination in Germany and the UK, Industrial Relations Journal, June, 30, 2: 135-150.
    There is growing evidence that multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly develop organisation-based employment strategies, which promote the transmission of employee relations practices across national borders. This ...
  • Cultural control and the `culture manager¿: employment practices in a consultancy 

    Grugulis, C.I., Dundon, T. and Wilkinson, A. (2000). Cultural control and the `culture manager¿: employment practices in a consultancy. Work, Employment and Society. Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 97-116.
    This article explores the use of `company culture¿ as a means of management control. It reports on research conducted in a consultancy that aimed to secure loyalty from its employees through a conscious policy of organised ...
  • The Management NVQ: a critique of the myth of relevance 

    Grugulis, C.I. (2000) The Management NVQ: a critique of the myth of relevance. Journal of Vocational Education and Training Vol. 52, No. 1 pp. 79-99
    The Management NVQs were (according to their proponents) designed to provide a new mechanism for certifying workplace competence. Centred on descriptions of practice in the workplace they offered a qualifications route ...
  • Working for McDonald's in Europe: The Unequal Struggle? 

    Royle, T. (2000) Working for McDonald’s in Europe: The Unequal Struggle? London and New York: Routledge.
    The McDonald's Corporation is not only the largest system-wide sales service in the world, it is a phenomenon in its own right, and is now recognized as the most famous brand in the world. By providing a detailed analysis ...
  • Basic risk aversion. 

    Freeman, M.C. (2001). Basic risk aversion. Economics Letters. Vol. 72, No. 2, pp. 201-207.
    It is demonstrated that small marketable gambles that are unattractive to a Standard Risk Averse investor cannot be made attractive even if certain independent background risks that decrease expected marginal utility are added.
  • The development of a new transformational leadership questionnaire. 

    Alimo-Metcalfe, B.M. and Alban-Metcalfe, R.J. (2001). The development of a new transformational leadership questionnaire. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 1-27.
    This study sought to investigate the characteristics of 'nearby' leaders by eliciting the constructs of male and female top, senior, and middle-level managers and professionals working in organizations in two large UK ...
  • Strategic success in winter sports destinations: a sustainable value creation perspective. 

    Flagestad, A and Hope, C.A. (2001). Strategic success in winter sports destinations: a sustainable value creation perspective. Tourism Management. Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 445-461.
    According to annual reports of European and North American ski resort corporations, winter sports destinations are facing stagnating markets and at the same time challenges in the management of environmentally sensitive ...
  • Towards integrated manufacturing planning with common tools and data sets. 

    Dewhurst, F., Barber, K.D. and Rogers, J. (2001). Towards integrated manufacturing planning with common tools and data sets. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 21, No. 11, pp. 1460-1462.
    The performance of manufacturing systems needs to be continuously reviewed in response to increasingly evolving market conditions. In recent years, a large volume of research has concentrated on improving manufacturing ...
  • Learning orientations and growth in smaller firms 

    Spicer, D.P., Sadler-Smith, E. and Chaston, I. (2001). Learning orientations and growth in smaller firms. Long Range Planning. Vol. 34, No.2, pp. 139-158.
    Organisational learning is often presented as one way in which firms may respond to increasingly competitive market conditions by managing their knowledge assets in more effective ways. Although theoretically and conceptually ...
  • Budget participation, goal interdependence and controversy: a study of a Chinese public utility 

    Pike, R.H., Tjosvold, D. and Poon, M. (2001). Budget participation, goal interdependence and controversy: a study of a Chinese public utility. Management Accounting Research. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 101-118.
    The extensive literature on participative budgeting has paid little attention to the interaction among managers as they discuss and resolve budget-related issues. This study employs goal interdependence theory to explore ...
  • ERP Software implementation: An integrative framework 

    Al-Mudimigh, A., Zairi, M. and Al-Mashari, M. (2001). ERP Software implementation: An integrative framework. European Journal of Information Systems. Vol. 104, No. 4, pp. 216-226.
    ERP implementation is a socio-technical challenge that requires a fundamentally different outlook from technologically-driven innovation, and will depend on a balanced perspective where the organisation as a total system ...
  • The role of qualitative methods in production management research. 

    Beach, R., Muhleman, A.P., Price, D.H.R. and Paterson, A. et al. (2001). The role of qualitative methods in production management research. International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 74, No. 1-3, pp. 201-212.
    This paper examines previous approaches to the identification and measurement of strategic flexibility and concludes that the use of quantitative methods alone cannot capture the essence of such a complex and intangible ...
  • Frontiers of Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments. 

    Earnshaw, R.A., Guedi, R., Van Dam, A. and Vince, E. (2001). Frontiers of Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments. London: Springer Verlag.
    Presents the results of a joint National Science Foundation and European Commission Workshop, set up to identify directions for the future of human-centered computing, online communities and virtual environments. Discusses ...
  • Integrative pricing via the pricing wheel. 

    Jobber, D. and Shipley, D. (2001). Integrative pricing via the pricing wheel. Industrial Marketing Management. Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 301-314.
    Pricing is a critically important management activity with major strategic and operational implications. However, pricing is a much-neglected and ineptly administered marketing responsibility, and numerous errors are made. ...
  • The effects of the Asian crisis on German FDI in Southeast Asia. 

    Mohr, A. T. with Kumar, B. N. (2001). The Effects of the Asian Crisis on German FDI in Southeast Asia. Management International Review, Special Issue, 1/2001, pp. 21-38.
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