Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

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Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

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This edition of the SAM Advanced Management Journal features a variety of articles for our readers focused on process innovation, cultural ethics, productivity in China, Diversity and finally a look into corporate political activity

First, Brian Mallets examination of how external resources can inform and assist with innovation in the processing of manufacturing supply chains. Open innovation requires both an awareness of external resources and a willingness to engage with those resources. Organizations seeking process innovation will be able to apply these findings.

In the second article, Chandra, Zhori, Harper and Kennouda delve into the different responses to ethical statements and scenarios between business students in the United States and Morocco. The study examines the level of idealism and relativism of the respondents based on the ethics position theory (Forsyth, 1992; Forsyth 1980). Some of the results are not only surprising but are contrary to previous research findings.

Spence and Johnson study the European Union as one of the worlds largest and most important markets. Specifically, this third article examines how corporate political activity serves as a non-market strategy for a firms political gain. The Hofstede cultural dimensions and other sources of information are discussed within the context of the E.U.

The fourth article, by Fang, Ghoreishi, and Wang, compares labor productivity between China and the United States. …

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