MAN Research Publications

Permanent URI for this collection


Recent Submissions

Now showing 1 - 5 of 67
  • Item
    Challenges in managing a multigenerational and diverse workforce
    (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023-11) Chand, Masud
    The author analyzes how demographic changes in different parts of Asia have led to a workforce that is increasingly multigenerational and diverse. This creates both challenges and opportunities for managers. Given the geographic vastness and diversity of Asia, the author takes a brief look at demographic change in its different regions - Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. The author examines one country from each region and a major employer from that country. Companies across Asia are emphasizing continuing learning and a more inclusive workforce. There is an increased emphasis on automation and digitization in countries with older populations. Demographic change across regions creates possibilities for companies to diversify their value chains to take advantage of differential aging. It is important for managers to realize that an aging and multigenerational workforce can lead to not only challenges but also opportunities to make the workforce more productive and inclusive.
  • Item
    Exploring the impact of entrepreneurial alertness and cultural intelligence on creative self-efficacy: A global perspective
    (Springer, 2023-12) Ramsey, Jase R.; Rutti, Raina; Arseneau, Eric; Srivastava, Smita; Knoche, Trip
    Globalization has encouraged the growth and popularity of recognizing opportunities worldwide. As such, entrepreneurial alertness and cultural intelligence stand out as essential catalysts for innovation and creativity. Managers' ability to identify opportunities, navigate diverse cultural contexts, and unleash their creative potential is now recognized as a critical factor for business success. However, previous research has primarily examined the independent influence of entrepreneurial alertness and cultural intelligence on other entrepreneurial outcomes, leaving a significant gap in understanding their independent and combined impact on creative self-efficacy (CSE). In this study, we bridge this gap by investigating the interplay between entrepreneurial alertness, cultural intelligence, and CSE among managers. Drawing on schema theory and entrepreneurial alertness literature, we hypothesize that entrepreneurial alertness enhances CSE, with cultural intelligence moderating this relationship. Our three studies, involving student and non-student samples, provide empirical evidence to generally support these hypotheses. Our study contributes to the existing literature by integrating concepts from entrepreneurship, psychology, and cross-cultural management, enriching our understanding of how these constructs influence CSE. The findings also shed light on the teachability of entrepreneurial alertness and its role in fostering CSE, thus aiding in better preparing future entrepreneurs for the complexities of the global marketplace.
  • Item
    Customer engagement patterns and new venture outcomes
    (Springer, 2023-11) Chandler, Gaylen N.; McLeod, Michael S.; Broberg, J. Christian; McKelvie, Alexander; DeTienne, Dawn R.
    We investigate how different value creation processes affect the early-stage performance of new ventures. Specifically, we focus on entrepreneurial value creation using four different patterns of customer engagement: (1) existing customer acquisition (ECA); (2) product/service imitation (PSI); (3) customer-focused innovation (CFI); and (4) technology-driven innovation (TDI). We examine early-stage performance under the premise that each pattern has a different starting point with customer bases, product innovation, and legitimacy. We use institutional theory, optimal distinctiveness, and the demand-side perspective to hypothesize and then empirically validate this typology by examining the performance rank order of customer engagement patterns. We employ a mixed-methods approach across a two-part study and find support for our hypotheses. We find differential financial performance outcomes that depend on the customer engagement pattern implemented by the entrepreneur. We expand on these findings, including the practical implications of the strategies that entrepreneurs may consider when launching their venture.
  • Item
    The innovation paradox of global work: Does cultural tightness shape or constrain innovative behaviour?
    (Wiley, 2023-08) Farmer, Steven M.; Lorenz, Melanie P.; Ramsey, Jase R.
    Drawing on role identity, dynamic constructivism and the norm-based model of cultural tightness, we examine the innovation paradox of whether and how congruence of home and host culture in tandem with creative role identity not only enhances but also constrains different facets of innovative behaviour for global workers. Results reveal that the effects of loose home employees' cultural tightness congruence on idea generation and idea realization behaviours depend on creative role identity (Study 1), that idea generation may be more salient in loose cultures (Study 2) and that when exposed to an incongruent tight culture, individuals temporarily switch their innovative identity content to fit the alternative cultural frame (Study 3). Our results paint a complex and dynamic picture of cultural exposure and role identity on innovative behaviour. Our results also suggest that cultural considerations and organizational interventions that shape the content of creative role identity may enhance innovative behaviours for global workers.
  • Item
    (Re)conceptualizing technological breakthrough innovation: A systematic review of the literature and proposed framework
    (Elsevier Inc., 2023-09) Datta, Avimanyu (Avi); Srivastava, Smita
    The importance of breakthrough innovation as a source of organizational value creation has attracted considerable interest among scholars and practitioners alike. Despite the prevalent use of the term breakthrough, we still lack an understanding of its core definition, structure, and integrative connection with other forms of technological innovation. Breakthrough is often defined and synonymously used with radical, disruptive, or discontinuous innovation. This creates misconceptions in comprehending how various innovations should be conceptualized. Using 86 research articles published between 1990 and 2022, we conducted a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis to uncover patterns and themes that evolved while defining breakthrough innovation. We also proposed a Configuration-Application-Performance (CAP) framework that evaluates types of innovations and their thematic linkages. This framework allows us to resolve some myths about how breakthrough innovation has been conceptualized and operationalized. It also helps practitioners and future researchers understand breakthroughs from an innovation performance perspective. Our nuanced review enables us to open new areas for future research opportunities. © 2023 Elsevier Inc.