Management and Marketing - Theses
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Impact of business environmental uncertainty and supply network characteristics on performance of business organisations
In uncertain business environments, businesses can improve their performance by being deeply embedded in their supply networks and also by leveraging knowledge of their supply chain partners. However, existing literature ...
Actor participation and its impact on financial performance of organisations
This dissertation explores the phenomenon of Actor Participation (AP), which involves outsourcing core business activities before, during or beyond creation and/or consumption of product/service offerings to multiple actors ...
Performance feedback and strategic decision making: evidence from China
My dissertation aims to advance the behavioral theory of the firm (BTOF) by examining how Chinese firms make strategic decisions in response to performance feedback. In the first study, I integrate BTOF with the institution-based ...
The fit, the fat, and the sick leader: exploring the relationship between leadership and health through the lens of embodiment
Over the past few decades, leadership studies research appears to have gradually warmed to the idea that the act of leading is not a purely cognitive, rational and disembodied act. Accordingly, management scholars have ...
The governance of projects
Many transactions between buyers and suppliers are executed through temporary organizations or so-called projects. Projects are one form of organization which consist of a set of diversely skilled firms working together ...
Antecedents and consequences of human resource differentiation
Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) scholars have increasingly acknowledged that firm-level HR systems typically consist of differentiated approaches to managing different types of workers, ranging from arm’s length, ...
Entrepreneurship, creativity, power: an ethnographic study of a creative space
Entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour in organisations are increasingly being encouraged as a creative response to demanding and competitive work environments. This has led to calls for researchers to widen the conceptual ...
The motivation for repeated mobility in highly-skilled Germans
This thesis is an explorative study of the phenomenon of repeated mobility in highly-skilled Germans. Repeated mobility consists of a series of international mobility episodes over long periods of time. The thesis explores ...
Towards an integrated performance management model: the challenge of linking organisational, operational, individual and personal performance
Performance management remains a challenge for many organisations, despite progress made in administrative science research and practice. Utilising an action research approach, this study explored the experience and immediate ...
Consumed by consumption: exploring healthy eating addiction
Limited understanding exists about when and how do seemingly benign and even beneficial everyday consumption behaviors transform into an addiction. Taking the lens of consumer fanaticism, this thesis aims to understand the ...