Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

This peer-reviewed journal covers management-related topics, including theoretical and research articles.

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Vol. 11, No. 2, 2005

Scientists, Career Choices and Organisational Change: Managing Human Resources in Cross Sector R&d Organisations
ABSTRACTThe resource-based view of the firm has drawn attention to the role of human resources in building innovative capacity within firms. In 'high technology' firms, scientific capability is a critical factor in achieving international competitiveness....
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The Outsourcing Debate: Theories and Findings
ABSTRACTThis paper addresses the issue of services outsourcing by looking at both theoretical and empirical arguments. Previous debates have often concentrated on the motives for adopting the practice rather than the outcomes. These various themes can...
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Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South
SURESH CHANDRA BABU AND ASHOK GULATI (Eds) 2005 Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia Haworth Press ISBN: 1-56022-257-3This book is a collection of papers presented at a 2002 Conference cosponsored by the...
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Global Strategy
MIKE W. PENG (2006) Global Strategy Thomson South-Western ISBN: 0-324-31649-6This textbook comprises just under 600 pages and is organised in 3 parts, containing 4 chapters each: Foundations of Global Strategy, Business-Level Strategies, and Corporate-Level...
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Editorial
This is my last editorial as editor of JANZAM. Not because I am leaving, but because JANZAM is making its long-awaited change to a new and very different look, name and mode of operation. Starting with Volume 12, the journal will be known as the Journal...
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A CONVERSATION ON CONVERSATIONS: A RESEARCH JOURNEY WITH PROFESSOR ANNE SIGISMUND HUFF - Technische Universität München (TUM)
Anne S. Huff has a reputation that goes before her for helping other academics, particularly in their endeavours to have their work published. I attended one of Anne's sessions on writing for scholarly publication and had my eyes opened to the traps...
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The Influence of Company Rules, Ethical Climate, and Individual Characteristics on Sales Representative's Honesty
ABSTRACTThis study examined the impact of situational and individual characteristics on sales representatives' propensity to lie or to tell the truth. The situational elements were the honesty of the organisation climate and its formal rules about lying...
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The Thesis Journey: Tales of Personal Triumph
VILKINAS, T. (Ed.) 2005 The Thesis Journey: Tales of Personal Triumph. Pearson Education Australia ISBN: 0-7339-7278-0The Thesis Journey is a book about students' and supervisors' experiences around their Higher Research Degrees (HRDs). It is essentially...
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International Retailing Plans and Strategies in Asia
JOHN DAWSON AND JUNG-HEE LEE (Eds.) 2004 International Retailing Plans and Strategies in Asia International Business Press ISBN: 13: 978-0-7890-2889-1 Co-published simultaneously as "Journal of Global Marketing" VoI 18, No's 1/2.This book provides a...
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Vol. 11, No. 1, 2005

From Practitioner Issues Editor
I am delighted to take on the position of practitioner-issues editor for JANZAM. Since completing my PhD in Organisational Behaviour at AGSM in 1990, I have worked across a range of industries, typically international organisations, implementing large-scale...
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The Strategic Role of Hr Managers in Australian Organisations: Cues from Organisational Recruitment Sources
ABSTRACTThis study has used a longitudinal, quantitative design to explore the expected increase in the reference to human resource management (HRM) strategic planning roles in Australian organisations between 1993 and 2004. The research also examined...
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The Intangible Economy and Firm Superior Performance: Evidence from Australia
ABSTRACTScholars suggest that in the 'intangible' economy, firms need to exploit intangible, rather than tangible resources to generate superior performance. In this study, we theoretically developed the proposition that intangible assets and capabilities...
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Using Performance Measures to Assess Performance of Indoor and Outdoor Aquatic Centres
ABSTRACTA recent trend throughout Australia has been to develop multi-purpose indoor public aquatic centres in favour of outdoor pools. Such major policy and planning decisions often rely on consultants' feasibility studies, yet there is limited comprehensive...
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Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment
ABBASS ALKHAFAHI 2003 Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment. Haworth Press ISBN 0-7890-1810-1 (paperback)The study of strategic management is typically designed as a capstone unit in business courses....
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Intrapreneurship in Australian Firms
ABSTRACTThis paper reports on the nature and extent of intrapreneurship (or corporate entrepreneurship) practiced by Australian businesses. We examined the relationship between measures of corporate entrepreneurship and firm growth and profitability,...
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Management Theory. A Critical and Reflexive Reading
NANETTE MONIN 2004 Management Theory. A Critical and Reflexive Reading In the Management, Organisations and Society Series Edited by Barbara Czarniawska & Martha Feldman Routledge London & New YorkOne way to read Monin's text is as a 'methods'...
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The Fashionable Adoption of Online Learning Technologies in Australian Universities
ABSTRACTDuring the 1990s, many Australian universities adopted innovative new online learning technologies without critical examination of their merit to those institutions, leading in some cases to wasted resources, unfulfilled expectations, program...
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Editorial
Now that I have had the chance to draft my first editorial as the new editor of JANZAM, let me bring you up to date with the innovations that I have been attempting with this journal. I will lace that commentary with discussion of the challenges we are...
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Vol. 10, No. 1, 2004

Editorial
As this issue of JANZAM goes to press, the research productivity of New Zealand's universities has been systematically assessed for the first time. I hope that readers on the western side of the Tasman will bear with me if I reflect on this. A variant...
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Janzam Leading Scholar Paper
When the idea of a JANZAM Leading Scholar Series first came up, it was no more than a moment before Kerr Inkson's name followed as the ideal invitee, so we are delighted that Kerr has accepted our invitation to contribute this second paper in the series....
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Board Structure and Firm Performance: Evidence from Australia
ABSTRACTThe influence of corporate governance on firm performance has been discussed for a number of years, but mainly in a United States and European business context. This article investigates the composition of boards of directors in large Australian...
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Trust: A Neglected Variable in Team Effectiveness Research
ABSTRACTTrust is frequently espoused as being critical to effective team processes and performance. Yet, few studies have investigated the relationship between trust and team processes, or team effectiveness. There is currently a need to locate propensity...
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Learning Family Business: Paradoxes and Pathways
MOORES, K & BARRETT, M. Learning Family Business: Paradoxes and Pathways Ashgate-Gower Asia Pacific Email: info@ashgate.com.au ISBN 0746 0940. Price: 37.50 pounds sterlingFinally, a considered Australian exploration of family businesses evaluating...
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Careers and Organisations: A Figure-Ground Problem
ABSTRACTThis paper argues that people's careers have great personal significance for them and energise much organisational activity, but that in the context of organisations and management they often appear irrelevant. Contrasting career metaphors are...
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Public Sector Managers and Ethical Dilemmas
ABSTRACTControversies surrounding the behaviour of ministers and high profile leaders seem to be commonplace in public life. That there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of ethics is not surprising. The spotlight on ethics in the public...
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Defining the Social Capital of the Board of Directors: An Exploratory Study
ABSTRACTThis paper advances the resource dependence and social networks literature by investigating a board's structural social capital created as a consequence of interlocking directorates. Using approaches and measures developed by social network analysis...
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Vol. 10, No. 2, 2004

Power and Influence during Advertiser - Agency Creative Briefing & Response: Getting to 'Yes!'
ABSTRACTExploratory research into the expectations of advertising managers concerning agency creative work was undertaken as the first stage of a grounded longitudinal study. A series of depth interviews revealed how major advertisers attempt to obtain...
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What Constitutes Successful Entrepreneurship? an Analysis of Recent Australasian Awards Experiences
INTRODUCTIONTheory about what constitutes entrepreneurial success is explored using case studies of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners for Australia and New Zealand. Findings suggest the need to more equally emphasize what...
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Comparative Modelling of the Social Processes of Leadership in Work Units
ABSTRACTThis research tests the extent to which the social processes of leadership, as derived from the full grounded theory method, may be tapping constructs other than those measured by existing measures of transformational leadership. The impact on...
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Editorial
With this issue of JANZAM, I come to the end of my three-year term as Editor. Power appears to be the emergent theme in this issue, and it is an appropriate point on which to reflect on my time in the job.Power is central to the papers by Nuzhat Lotia...
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Reactions to Hrm: An Employee Perspective from South Africa and New Zealand*
ABSTRACTThe aim of this paper is to provide a representation of the employee viewpoint on emerging issues related to HRM practices associated with the 'new employment relationship'. Data obtained from employees across two studies in two very different...
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The Decision to Outsource: A Case Study of the Complex Interplay between Strategic Wisdom and Behavioural Reality
ABSTRACTThe last two decades have seen an unprecedented growth in the use of outsourcing interventions in diverse organisational contexts. This phenomenon can be viewed as a means of unbundling the vertically integrated activities of organisations in...
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Power Dynamics and Learning in Collaborations
ABSTRACTThis paper examines the learning process within collaborations from a political perspective and explores the implications of power for the process of learning. The central argument is that the processes of collaboration and collaborative learning...
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Vol. 9, No. 2, 2003

From the Editor of This Special Edition
Advancing Knowledge Through Case Research, Writing and Use-in-LearningNo New Thing'A sower went forth sowing,' Jesus is reputed to have said as he introduced a case to his listeners. By considering a common-place agricultural example and activity, learning...
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Kiwi International Airlines: Judo Strategy and Its Limits
ABSTRACTThe story of Kiwi International Airlines is a brief one. Begun on a 'shoe-string' in 1994 by Ewan Wilson, the airline had collapsed by 1996. But during that brief time Kiwi Airlines had a dramatic effect on trans-Tasman airfares. This case is...
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Natural Waters of Viti Limited - Pioneering a New Industry in the Fiji Islands
ABSTRACTINTRODUCTIONThis case analysis traces the establishment and subsequent operation of Natural Waters of Viti Limited, the first company in Fiji extracting, bottling and marketing, both domestically and internationally, Artesian water coming from...
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Central Manawatu Timber
ABSTRACTCENTRAL MANAWATU TIMBER (A)Fred Cowan had spent the first half of his working life in the timber industry in New Zealand. He had worked his way up through the industry with different companies and at a number of mills. At one point, he had been...
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Guaranteed Sweet or Guaranteed Non-Sweet - Fruit and the Future of Hortical Pty Ltd
ABSTRACTWe pick up the case as the new venture moves from a decade of dedicated scientific research into the early stages of becoming a commercially viable business. The case considers the potential of the Near Infra Red (NIR) spectroscopy technology...
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Manawatu Knitting Mills: A Management Buy-Out Opportunity
ABSTRACTIn skating over thin ice, our safety lies in speed (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-82)PART A: STRUGGLING IN A DERUGULATED WORLDContext and EnvironmentIn the last few decades, the New Zealand textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector has experienced...
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The Warehouse Group: Entry into Australia
ABSTRACTThe Warehouse has been a company synonymous with growth and success in New Zealand since Stephen Tindall founded the company in 1982. By 1999, The Warehouse had become the largest retailer in New Zealand and had continued to steam ahead since....
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St. James Hospital: A Case in Crisis Management
This definitely was not the type of day that St. James Hospital CEO, Paul Ryan, was expecting. As the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Hospital s new addition were about to begin, Paul found himself facing an unsympathetic press and an angry group of...
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The Monteith's Affair: Bitter to the Loyal End?
ABSTRACT"I feel shattered. My soul aches. My stomach is queasy. My heart is in tatters.Yours in total despair."Daniel O'Reagan (2001).1This case revolves around what would normally have been a seemingly straightforward business decision. Instead, the...
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Growth at Hubbard's Foods?
ABSTRACTDick Hubbard is the founder of Hubbard's Foods Limited. The company is a cereal manufacturer located in Mangere, Auckland. This case highlights the entrepreneurial flair that Dick has, as well as his stance on social responsibility. Hubbard's...
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Governance and Management: Newton Central School
Vision: A school community founded upon a tiriti1 based relationship that nurtures enthusiastic learners, values diversity and celebrates success.Newton Central School is a decile four, multicultural school in the 'heart' of Central Auckland close to...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, 2003

Editorial
I am delighted to introduce in this issue the first JANZAM Leading Scholar Paper. We intend that this will be a periodic feature of the Journal, in which the leading members of our research community are invited to reflect on - and to challenge - the...
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Janzam Leading Scholar Paper
In this issue, we are delighted to include the first of the JANZAM Leading Scholar Series. These are papers that will be invited from time to time from the region's most distinguished management scholars. The aim of the series is to celebrate the contribution...
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Academics as Agents of Change?
ABSTRACTOver the last twenty years management courses offered in Australia have undergone considerable change. Most notable is the number of different programmes available and the varied content of these. However, in an environment which is changing...
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Management Competencies: An Australian Assessment of Tourism and Hospitality Students
ABSTRACTManagement education has the responsibility to provide industry with graduates equipped with relevant management competencies (Christou 2002). This paper agrees with this view and reports on the first and second stages of a longitudinal study...
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Increasing Women's Participation in Agricultural Leadership: Strategies for Change
ABSTRACTThis paper uses data from a survey of women involved in the Australian sugar industry to present evidence of the strategies which could be introduced by agri-political groups to increase women's involvement in agricultural leadership. Of the...
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Corporate Sustainability: Challenge to Managerial Orthodoxies
ABSTRACTThis paper addresses the issue of corporate sustainability. It examines why achieving sustainability is becoming an increasingly vital issue for society and organisations, defines sustainability and then outlines a set of phases through which...
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Strategic Decision-Making in Japanese Trading Companies: Case Studies of Information Search Activities
ABSTRACTThe paper describes an investigation into the information search activities of senior Japanese executives involved in strategic decision-making in Japanese trading companies. The research task was conducted over a twelve-month period between...
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The Institutionalisation of Business Ethics: Are New Zealand Organisations Doing Enough?
ABSTRACTThis paper reports the results of a survey investigating the institutionalisation of business ethics among New Zealand's top 200 organisations. A majority of the respondents indicated that steps were being taken by their organisation to incorporate...
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In the Consumer Interest: A Selected History of Consumer Affairs in Australia 1945-2000
EDITED BY SMITH, SIMON (2000) In the Consumer Interest: A Selected History of Consumer Affairs in Australia 1945-2000 Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business ISBN 0-646-40300-1 AUS $45Someone once said that there is no such thing as the...
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Vol. 9, No. 3, 2003

Hunting the Snark or Leading with Purpose? Managing the Enterprise University
ABSTRACTIn Lewis Carroll's classic poem, 'The Hunting of the Snark', there is little understanding about what a 'Snark' actually might be. There is similar disagreement about the ways in which contemporary universities should be led and managed, and...
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Organisational Change Stories and Management Research: Facts or Fiction
ABSTRACTOrganisational change stories are often constructed around a linear series of 'successful' events that serve to show the company in a positive light to any interested external party. These stories of company success sanitize complex change processes...
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Calling on Compensation in Australian Call Centres
ABSTRACTWhile there is a growing body of research on telephone call centre management in the U.K. and the U.S.A., empirical studies in Australia are at an embryonic stage. To date, most of the studies have focussed on the management of employee performance....
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Editorial
Strategy, they say, is emergent as well as planned: a pattern that rises up from the interaction of events and intent. I am learning that JANZAM issues can work the same way. This issue contains a happy confluence of papers around the theme of universities...
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Interview with John Hood, Vice Chancellor, Auckland University
INTRODUCTIONIn late 2004 a New Zealander, John Hood, will become the first external appointment to head Oxford University in its 900-year history. Napier-born and raised, Dr Hood studied engineering at Auckland University where he took his doctorate...
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The MBA at the Crossroads: Design Issues for the Future
ABSTRACTHow appropriate is the MBA as the major vehicle for management education in Australia as we enter this new century? This question is explored from two perspectives. First, the implications of the changing social, economic and political context...
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Pattern Matching Organisational Cultures
ABSTRACTThere are numerous methods of organisational cultural analysis, ranging from quantitative surveys with structured questions that are relatively quick to complete, to in-depth qualitative ethnographic studies that are more thorough, yet very time-consuming....
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