Browsing by Subject "Case study"

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  • Buddas, Henrietta (2014)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Kirjanen, Svetlana (Helsingfors universitet, 2013)
    The hypnotic phenomena have long been debated. In scientific research, disagreements on the conceptual and methodological approach have led to controversial results and interpretations which heat up the debate. Additionally, hypnotic suggestibility is often measured only behaviourally, subjects are studied in masses and the role of individual responders is largely neglected. One way to reach beyond mere behaviour to the level of experience without losing the individual variability is by combining posthypnotic suggestions, self-reports, psychophysiological measurement techniques and a case study approach. The present study examined the effects of suggested changes in the visual colour perception of simple geometric shapes in the posthypnotic and the simulation condition as measured by self-reports, reaction times, error rates and event-related potentials (ERPs). The case study approach was chosen and the focus was set on two highly suggestible hypnotic responders. The comparative data for simulation were also obtained from a set of control subjects. Results indicated differences in processing between the posthypnotic and simulation condition seen in the behavioural performance and to a lesser extent in the posterior N2 and P3 peaks of the ERP waves. Evident dissimilarities were found also among highly suggestible hypnotic responders. These results support the occurrence of inimitable hypnotic modulations in some individuals and point out the need to examine hypnotic responders on a more individual basis.
  • Kovács, Gyöngyi; Matopoulosb, Aristides; Hayesc,Odran (2010)
    International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
  • Charles, Aurelie; Lauras, Matthieu; Van Wassenhove, Luk (2010)
    International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
  • Snadwell, Christopher (2011)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Cozzolino, Alessandra; Rossi, Silvia; Conforti, Alessio (2012)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Mohanty, Amarendranath; Chakravaty, Nayan (2013)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • McLachlin, Ron; Larson, Paul (2011)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Gralla, Erica; Goentzel, Jarrod (2015)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Lämsä, Anna-Maija; Mattila, Markku; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Suutari, Timo (2019)
    Purpose In this paper, the following research question is addressed: Why do business organisations recruit employees with a foreign background? This was examined in terms of the values that guide organisations and their management. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach The study focused on two businesses in Finland that are pioneers in the recruitment of immigrants. A case study approach was adopted. The research data consist of interviews and documentary data. The data were analysed using content analysis in accordance with grounded theory. Findings Companies can act as an enabling force in the integration of immigrants into the local labour market, especially when the company's value basis extends beyond only economic values. Research limitations/implications - The study was conducted only in two case companies in Finland. Practical implications - Companies have the potential to affect local people's attitudes towards immigrants as workers. This is important because many western societies are likely to face a labour shortage in the future due to the ageing population and low birth rate. Originality/value Prior research has mostly investigated the topic from the viewpoints of the immigrants themselves and of policy makers. The value of this study is that it makes the employers' viewpoint visible. The dominant theories applied in the field of immigrant recruitment are inadequate to explain employers' behaviour because of their underlying assumption of the overwhelming importance of economic values in decision making.
  • Jahre, Marianne; Jensen, Leif-Magnus (2010)
    International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
  • Akhtar, P.; Marr, N.; Garnevska, E. (2012)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Özpolat, Koray; Rilling, Juanita; Altay, Nezih; Chavez, Eric (2015)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Wild, Nigel; Zhou, Li (2011)
    Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
  • Ibegbunam, Innocent; McGill, Deborah (2012)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Schulz, Sabine F.; Blecken, Alexander (2010)
    International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
  • Halmesmäki, Esa; Pasternack, Iris; Roine, Risto Paavo Antero (2016)
    Background: This study examines, as a part of the European Union funded Adopting Hospital Based Health Technology Assessment (AdHopHTA) project, the results and barriers of collaboration between Finnish hospitals and the national health technology assessment (HTA) agency, Finohta. A joint collaborative HTA program has existed since 2006 between the Finnish hospitals and the national agency. Methods: A case study method was used. Information about the collaboration between Finnish hospitals and Finohta was retrieved from interviews and publications, and categorised per theme. Hypotheses and indicators of successful collaboration were determined beforehand and reflected on the observations from the interviews and literature. Results: Overall, 48 collaborative HTA reports have been performed during 7 years of collaboration. However, there were no clear indications that the use of HTA information or the transparency of decision-making regarding new technologies would have increased in hospitals. The managerial commitment to incorporate HTAs into the decision-making processes in hospitals was still low. The quality of the collaborative HTA reports was considered good, but their applicability in the hospital setting limited. There were differing expectations about the timing and relevance of the content. Signs of role conflict and mistrust were observed. Conclusions: Despite collaborative efforts to produce HTAs for hospitals, the impact of HTA information on hospital decision-making appears to remain low. The difficulties identified in this case study, such as lack of managerial commitment in hospitals, can hopefully be better addressed in the future with the guidance and tools having been developed in the AdHopHTA project. Collaboration between hospitals and national HTA agencies remains important for the efficient sharing of skills and resources.
  • Jensen, Leif-Magnus (2012)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sheppard, Allan; Tatham, Peter; Fisher, Ron; Gapp, Rodney (2013)
    Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Vega,Diego; Roussat, Christine (2015)
    International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management