Business Law (Books and Journals)
- Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship From Nbr. 1-1, April 2013 to Nbr. 8-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Industrial Management & Data Systems From Nbr. 80-11, October 1980 to Nbr. 120-5, April 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy From Nbr. 1-1, April 2012 to Nbr. 9-1, January 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Journal of Product & Brand Management From Nbr. 1-1, January 1992 to Nbr. 29-2, March 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Personnel Review From Nbr. 1-1, January 1971 to Nbr. 49-4, December 2019 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Strategic HR Review From Nbr. 4-1, November 2004 to Nbr. 19-3, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development From Nbr. 6-3, June 2010 to Nbr. 16-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- British Journal of Industrial Relations From Nbr. 1-1, February 1963 to Nbr. 58-4, December 2020 Wiley, 2021
- British Journal of Management From Nbr. 1-1, April 1990 to Nbr. 32-1, January 2021 Wiley, 2021
- Journal of Asia Business Studies From Nbr. 1-1, July 2006 to Nbr. 14-5, July 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
- Antitrust Law and Economics by: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2004
The effects of business ethics and corporate social responsibility on intellectual capital voluntary disclosure
Purpose: This study aims to examine the potential effect that business ethics (BE) in general and corporate social responsibility (CSR) more specifically can exert on the voluntary disclosure (VD) of intellectual capital (IC) for the ethically most engaged firms in the world. Design/methodology/approach: The research design is based on an inductive approach. As part of the global quantitative...
- Guest editorial
Repair in the private rented sector: where now?
Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the extent to which recent changes in the law, most notably the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and proposals for changes in tenant redress, will help tenants living in the private rented sector (PRS) with issues of disrepair and poor living conditions. Design/methodology/approach: It applies theoretical scholarship on procedural justice, to two...
A journey from Rio to Paris via Kyoto to facilitate technology transfer to the LDCs under the UNFCCC
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate to what extent the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have supported (or could support) the least developed countries (LDCs) particularly for accessing the climate technologies and thereby to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Design/methodology/approach: This study adopted legal...
Centrality Asymmetry and Partner Complementarity as Influences on Alliance Dissolution
Research on interfirm alliances indicates that partner firms’ asymmetry in network centrality increases the likelihood of alliance dissolution because it gives rise to a power imbalance and opportunism in the partnership. We contend that this view of centrality asymmetry does not consider the binding force that network resource complementarity can provide in an alliance, which motivates partners...
- From Convention to Alternatives: Rethinking Qualitative Research in Management Scholarship
Towards a Theory of Network Facilitation: A Microfoundations Perspective on the Antecedents, Practices and Outcomes of Network Facilitation
Firms cooperate in inter‐firm networks to foster their competitiveness and improve their innovation outcomes. In many cases, network facilitators who are either embedded in a lead firm or a third‐party organization manage the cooperation among the network firms. This qualitative study adopts a microfoundations perspective to investigate the behavioural antecedents of the network facilitators,...
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Strategic Network Orchestration in Emerging Markets: China's Catch‐up in the High‐Speed Train Industry
Transitioning from catch‐up in production to catch‐up in innovation capabilities is essential to emerging market firms (EMFs) achieving internationalization and a competitive advantage. While some EMFs are now positioned among the world's most advanced firms, many struggle to become independent innovators. Thus, understanding how EMFs can develop internal absorptive capacity and progress towards...
Embracing Indeterminacy: On Being a Liminal Professional
The rise of the corporate profession has contributed to a more varied and ambiguous professional terrain that is increasingly seen to be indeterminate and fluid. This paper advances the current debate around the development of corporate professions, exploring how practitioners respond to this environment. Drawing on research with public relations practitioners, the paper shows how the idea of...
Processes Underlying Interfirm Cooperation
This special issue intended to bring together scholarly insights on the processes that underlie the formation, growth, management and termination of interfirm cooperation (IFC). In this introductory paper, we highlight what we know about IFC and why fresh perspectives are warranted on this phenomenon from a conceptual and practical standpoint. We also highlight the contribution of each paper...
Institutional Voids, Economic Adversity and Inter‐firm Cooperation in an Emerging Market: The Mediating Role of Government R&D Support
This paper examines the mediating mechanism of the relationship between institutional voids (IVs) and inter‐firm cooperation and the moderating role of economic adversity in the context of small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) based in emerging markets. The hypotheses are tested using time‐lagged survey data from 214 SMEs in Ghana. The findings provide support for the hypotheses by showing...
Managing Risk as a Duality of Harm and Benefit: A Study of Organizational Risk Objects in the Global Insurance Industry
This study examines how organizations construct and manage risk objects as a duality of harm–benefit within their normal operations. It moves beyond the existing focus on accidents, disasters and crisis. We study the risk‐transfer processes of 35 insurers where they navigate the tension of retaining risk in their insurance portfolio to increase the benefit of making profit and transferring risk...
Discovering and Managing Interdependence with Customer‐Entrepreneurs
Research on inter‐organizational relationships has largely focused on the interdependence between formal organizations. In recent years, firms have encountered a new logic in which interdependent parties are not formal organizations but platform‐based ‘customer‐entrepreneurs’ that create value through illegal means. Drawing on a 5‐year‐long qualitative study, we examine how firms recognize and...
Understanding the Processes Underlying Inter‐firm Collaboration: Mutual Forbearance and the Principle of Congruity
This paper makes a theoretical innovation by integrating two key principles – mutual forbearance and the principle of congruity – into one general process model. It examines the micro‐mechanisms underlying the formation of a mutual‐forbearance agreement and explicates the role of time and of individual actions. We further understanding of the process of cooperation building by drawing a parallel...
Strategy Formation Across Organizational Boundaries: An Interorganizational Process Model
Strategic decision‐makers today face complex environments with meta‐problems that cut across multiple industries. Single organizations cannot address these meta‐problems. As a result, organizations collaborate with partners, among them also competitors, and commonly work together in multi‐partner initiatives (MPIs). How these organizations jointly form an interorganizational strategy (IOS),...
Forming Effective Employee Information and Consultation: A Five‐Stage Trust and Justice Process
In this paper we show how trust and justice influence the efficacy of employee information and consultation (I&C) bodies. Evidence is drawn from a 2‐year qualitative study of I&C participants in two organizations in the UK. The research builds on Dietz and Fortin's conceptual five‐stage model of the I&C process to provide a more nuanced understanding of I&C trust and justice...
How does cluster location and intellectual capital impact entrepreneurial success within high-growth firms?
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of intellectual capital and knowledge management in the entrepreneurial success of firms through a research model which is subsequently tested empirically. Design/methodology/approach: The paper utilises the knowledge-based perspective to formulate three sets of hypotheses which the authors subsequently test in the empirical analysis on...
Direct and configurational paths of knowledge-oriented leadership, entrepreneurial orientation, and knowledge management processes to project success
Purpose: Drawing on the knowledge-based view, the study aims to investigate the impact of knowledge management enablers (entrepreneurial orientation and knowledge-oriented leadership) on knowledge management processes and project success. The study further ascertains the specific combinations of knowledge management enablers and knowledge management processes that can lead to project success. ...
The Effect of Computer Use on Work Discretion and Work Intensity: Evidence from Europe
This article studies changes in computer use and work discretion and intensity in the EU‐15 between 1995 and 2015. We document that while the proportion of workers using computers has increased from 40 per cent to more than 60 per cent, there remain significant differences between countries even within the same occupations. Several countries have seen a significant increase in computer use even...
The Influence of Unions on CSR: Is There a Trade‐Off Between Employee‐Oriented and Non–Employee‐Oriented Policies?
Strategic managers are consistently faced with decisions of how to allocate a company's scarce resources to meet the demands of shareholders and other powerful and legitimate stakeholders. This article analyses whether higher union density at company level pushes management to engage more in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Drawing from stakeholder theory and the resource allocation...
Health Effects of Risky Lifestyles and Adverse Working Conditions: Are Older Individuals More Penalized?
Using unusually rich panel data from Denmark, we investigate differences by age in the health implications of risky lifestyles and adverse working conditions. Accounting for time‐invariant unobserved heterogeneity, overall, we find no health penalties for older workers (55 and over) compared to younger ones (18–34; 35–54). However, the former suffer more from the health consequences of risky...
- Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities, edited by Susanne Bruyère, Labor and Employment Relations Series, Illinois, USA, 2019. 346 pp., ISBN 978‐0‐913447‐18‐5, Price $34.95 paperback
Migration, Ethnicity and Solidarity: ‘Multinational Workers’ in the Former Soviet Union
We investigate migrant construction workers’ experiences in the Former Soviet Union, examining their attitudes to other ethno‐national groups, unions and collective action. Industrial relations and migration studies view migrant workers’ hypermobility and diversity, under conditions of low union coverage and rising nationalism, as potentially obstructing consciousness‐raising and mobilizing....
- Divided Unions: The Wagner Act, Federalism, and Organized Labor, by Alexis N. Walker. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2020, 184 pp, ISBN: 9780812251821, Price £59.25, hardback.
- Workers Without Borders. Posted Work and Precarity in the EU. Ines Wagner
- Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross‐National Perspectives, by Áine Ní Léim, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula and Wendy Loretto. Policy Press, UK, 2019, 256pp., ISBN: 978‐1447325116, Price 21.59, h/b
- Research Handbook on Labour, Business and Human Rights Law, edited by Janice R. Bellace and Beryl ter Haar. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2019, 528 pp., ISBN: 978‐1‐78642‐310‐7, £195.00 (US$290.00)
- The Wealth of (Some) Nations. Imperialism and the Mechanics of Value Transfer, by ZakCope. Pluto Press, London, 2019, 272 pp., ISBN 978 0 74533 8859, £9.99, paperback.
Productivity and Wage Effects of Firm‐Level Collective Agreements: Evidence from Belgian Linked Panel Data
How do firm‐level collective agreements affect firm performance in a multi‐level bargaining system? Using detailed Belgian‐linked employer–employee panel data, our findings show that firm‐level agreements increase both wage costs and labour productivity (with respect to sector‐level agreements). Relying on approaches developed by Bartolucci and Hellerstein et al., they also indicate that firm‐leve