Browsing by Author "Szwejczewski, Marek"

Browsing by Author "Szwejczewski, Marek"

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  • Masoudnia, Yaser (Cranfield University, 2012-09)
    Bootlegging -the unauthorised projects initiated by an employee and directed toward innovation for the benefit of their organization -is an important aspect of innovation, because it is considered to be a great source ...
  • Lu , Chun-Chieh (Cranfield University, 2007-08)
    MNCs (Multinational Corporation) have been considered a salient phenomenon and a popular subject under investigation. Amongst a plethora of research streams, the capability of a MNC to effectively transfer – to relocate ...
  • Goffin, Keith; Lemke, Fred; Szwejczewski, Marek (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam., 2006-01-01)
    Close relationships with selected suppliers can enable manufacturers to reduce costs, improve quality and enhance new product development. Although the advantages of close co-operation are widely acknowledged in the ...
  • Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek; New, Colin (1997-01-01)
  • Khetavath, Nitish (Cranfield University, 2017-05)
    Innovation has become a necessity for the survival of organizations. Recent academic and practitioner publications have focused on the importance of the culture of innovation and have identified a number of cultural practices ...
  • Lemke, Fred; Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2003-01-01)
    Supplier partnerships can be the key in enhancing the performance of manufacturing companies. Consequently, partnership has been strongly recommended by academics and practitioners alike. Surprisingly, the concept of ...
  • Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 1996-01-01)
    Reports on interviews held with management at six factories in the UK, which had received awards for their manufacturing excellence, which aimed to discuss the TQM initiatives and, in particular, to gauge the degree and ...
  • Grando, A.; Szwejczewski, Marek; Goffin, Keith (2002-01-01)
    Although the Italian economy has seen a steady growth in the importance of the service sector, manufacturing still plays a key role in the economy. It employs 32 per cent of the active population and accounts for about ...
  • Szwejczewski, Marek; Lemke, Fred; Goffin, Keith (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2005-01-01)
    Effective management of suppliers is one of the ways manufacturing companies can improve their performance. Typically, it has been argued in the literature that close relationships with suppliers should be developed, in ...
  • Sweeney, Mike T.; Szwejczewski, Marek (Cranfield School of Management, 1995)
    This paper details the findings of a study of the manufacturing performances and practices of 140 engineering companies in the UK. From this study, significant differences in the manufacturing competitiveness of these firms ...
  • Sweeney, Mike T.; Szwejczewski, Marek (Cranfield School of Management, 1995)
    This paper details the findings of a search for manufacturing "strategic groups" in the engineering industry, that is a set of firms competing within an industry on the basis of similar combinations of business scope and ...
  • Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek; Sweeney, Michael; New, Colin (Inderscience, 2000-01-01)
    In many sectors of the manufacturing industry, product innovation is an important way for companies to achieve competitive advantage. Regular introductions of new products can be essential, especially in fast-moving markets. ...
  • Afzal, Muhammad Akram (Cranfield University, 2012-10)
    The purpose of this thesis is to provide taxonomy of risk management (RM) in new product development (NPD) research and, based on that, to develop a research agenda for this field of study. The review was based on a ...
  • Franken, Arnoud; Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek; Kutsch, Elmar (2014-01-28)
    In complex and constantly changing business environments with ever more complex risk, one of the key questions that boards ask of themselves is: “What can we do to future-proof ourselves against the growing array of ...
  • Sweeney, Mike T.; Szwejczewski, Marek (1996)
    The search for generic manufacturing strategies has been attempted previously using the American and the European Manufacturing Futures survey data. This paper details the results of a study using manufacturing strategy ...
  • Szwejczewski, Marek; Sweeney, Michael; Butler, Michael (Cranfield University Press, 2013-09-19)
    The idea of continuous improvement is familiar to most managers and there are many examples of how its use can increase a company’s overall performance. However, while numerous companies have adopted the approach, very few ...
  • Lemke, Fred; Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek; Pfeiffer, Rolf; Lohmüller, Bertram (Mcb, 2000-01-01)
    Streamlining the supplier base is a common approach in many US and UK manufacturing companies. However, is this approach being adopted in Germany as fast as it has in the UK? This paper describes research that answers ...
  • Szwejczewski, Marek; Goffin, Keith; Lemke, Fred; Pfeiffer, Rolf; Lohmüller, Bertram (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2001-01-01)
    A key issue for manufacturers is supplier management, i.e. organising the optimal flow of high quality, value-for-money materials or components from appropriate innovative suppliers. Many companies now recognise the ...
  • Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek; New, Colin (1996-01-01)
    Manufacturing companies place a strong emphasis on the role of supply chain management-the management of supplies, suppliers, inventory and distribution. Supplier management is key and much of the literature talks about ...
  • Baxter, David; Goffin, Keith; Szwejczewski, Marek; Koners, Ursula (2010-06-13)
    This paper describes a study of knowledge and learning in NPD. For the empirical data collection, one organization took part in an in-depth case study. Multiple sources of data were used, including interviews, repertory ...