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Increasing automation of manufacturing has changed the relationship between workers and the technology employed to get work done. Cognitive work is replacing manual labour. Established productivity improvement methods need to comprehend increased complexity, less tractable processes and a workforce where expertise is a differentiator of...

In the extant literature, management innovation is argued to be very ambiguous and hard to replicate, and hence is more likely to lead to sustainable competitive advantage (Lin, Su, & Higgins, 2016). Management innovation constitutes the rules and routines by which work gets done inside...

Organisational change management concerns the factors that shape and influence processes of change within organisations, while OCM for sustainability (e.g.Lozano, 2008; Lozano, 2014) specifically focuses on organisational changes towards sustainable development. It recognises the frequent need for coordinated change in technology, management systems and organisational...

In the contemporary competitive, complex and changing global business environment, firms are being challenged to adopt business models that enable them to address the strategic uncertainties and risks they face in their business environments. Management accounting researchers argue that one of the ways firms can...

A main purpose of systems analysis is to collect all relevant information about the universe of discourse [01]; these facts are primarily about processes and about the structure and manipulation of data objects. Business rules as defined above encompass both aspects; therefore, business rules are...

The resource-based view (RBV) emphasizes that firms’ resources are an essential factor that influence competitive advantage and performance. According to RBV, firms control certain resources under various categories that can potentially contribute towards enhanced performance.  Prior studies verify firms possess resources that provide the potential...

Family business researchers highlight several unique characteristics of family businesses that allow them to strategically organise their business activities efficiently and effectively. Hoffman et al. (2006) argue that the characteristic that distinguishes FBs from NFBs is the effect of the family relationships on the business....

The strategic management literature provides several typologies of business strategy orientations to describe how a firm could develop sustainable competitive advantages in an industry relative to its competitors (e.g., Miles & Snow, 1978; Miller & Friesen, 1986; Mintzberg, 1988; Porter, 1980, 1985). The common inclination...

The literature on business incubators focuses mostly on the organizational entity which performs a set of activities or services for incubated firms, such as facility renting, coaching, training and networking (Mian, 1996; 1997; Rice, 2002; Peters et al., 2004; Bergek and Norrman, 2008; Bøllingtoft, 2012;...