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International Journal of Management and Decision Making


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International Journal of Management and Decision Making (4 papers in press)


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  • Application of decision support systems in scheduling/planning of manufacturing/service systems: a critical review   Order a copy of this article
    by Ehsan Ardjmand, Iman Ghalehkhondabi, Gary R. Weckman, William A. Young II 
    Abstract: A review of decision support systems (DSS) history, evolution, taxonomy, and application in the planning/scheduling of manufacturing/service systems is presented. Different research conducted is categorised based on the DSS type applied as well as the domain of the subject and their limitations are explored. The investigation in literature indicates that although a considerable theoretical and practical advancement has been achieved in DSSs, in most of the research the applicability of the DSSs proposed remains an open question. Additionally, the integration of DSSs which is an important issue in terms of proposing a comprehensive solution for manufacturing/service systems has not been addressed in most of the DSSs reviewed.
    Keywords: decision support systems; DSS; scheduling; planning; manufacturing systems; service systems.

  • R&D internationalization and the strategic relevance of the institutional framework in host locations   Order a copy of this article
    by Isabel Álvarez, Raquel Marin, Francisco Javier Santos Arteaga* 
    Abstract: The configuration of host national systems of innovation and the technological international networks established by multinational enterprises (MNE) can become key aspects for the internationalisation decision that may also concern knowledge related activities such as R&D. Through the combination of a theoretical model and empirical analysis, this paper shows to what extent institutional quality becomes a determinant factor for the attraction of foreign R&D activities, these latter being conditioned by the technological and productive capabilities of local contexts and the competitive pressures MNE face in foreign countries. Our contribution is a step further in the explanatory framework of R&D internationalisation and also provides new insights about what are the key reinforcement mechanisms for the attraction of new knowledge intensive investments.
    Keywords: R&D internationalization; institutional framework; national system of innovation; technological networks; multinational enterprise.

  • Do ethical leaders exist? A unified theoretical framework to identify and evaluate them   Order a copy of this article
    by Brian J. Galli, Francisco Javier Santos Arteaga, Debora Di Caprio, Dennis T. Kennedy 
    Abstract: The literature has consistently verified the strong relationship existing between ethics and leadership. At the same time, it has also developed several differing views regarding the main attributes determining what constitutes an ethical leader. Critics of ethical leadership theory emphasise the lack of shared focus amongst existing researchers on the subject. Such a drawback complicates substantially the identification of the main factors required to demonstrate effective ethical leadership. This paper aims at identifying the main nexus areas arising across the existing body of research so that the main factors constituting the concept of ethical leadership can be identified. Besides identifying the uniform set of guidelines and principles defining ethical leadership, we will discuss whether or not it can be learned while also describing the key capacities required from a leader in order to develop it. Finally, the main strengths and limitations of ethical leadership theory will be analysed.
    Keywords: ethics; leadership; change management; ethical leadership theory; organisational development.

  • Antecedents to behavioural intentions in medical tourism   Order a copy of this article
    by M.N. Anish,, P.B. Dhanish, Rajagopalan Sridharan 
    Abstract: This paper presents the salient details of a study conducted to determine the effects of service quality, patient satisfaction, image of the hospital, value of service and trust with the hospital on behavioural intentions in the medical tourism area of Kerala. Service quality is measured based on performance score (SERVPERF method). Responses from 411 international patients are used in this study. Nine dimensions of service quality are derived after factor analysis. Role of information and communication technology is used as a separate dimension of service quality in this study. Using regression analysis, it is found that service quality, patient satisfaction, image of the hospital, value of service and trust with the hospital significantly affect mouth publicity and re-purchase intention of international patients. It is also found that service quality, patient satisfaction and value of service significantly affect price sensitivity nature of international patients.
    Keywords: medical tourism; service quality; patient satisfaction; image; value; trust; behavioural intentions.