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IE University is a prestigious private university, owned by Instituto de Empresa S.L., whose main campus are located in Segovia, Castile and León, and in Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid . IE University programs are run in English and Spanish, and are compliant with the terms of the European Higher Education Area . Wikipedia.

Fakiner N.,IE University
Dynamis | Year: 2016

This article focuses on the public experience of science by studying the exhibition practice of a small popular anatomy museum. The owner, Gustav Zeiller, a little-known German model maker and entrepreneur, opened his private collection in Dresden in 1888 with the aim of providing experts and laymen alike with a scientific education on bodily matters and health care. The spatial configuration of his museum environment turned the wax models into didactic instruments. Relying on the possible connexion between material culture studies and history of the emotions, this article highlights how Zeiller choreographed the encounter between the museum objects and its visitors. I argue that the spatial set up of his museum objects entailed rhetorical choices that did not simply address the social utility of his museum. Moreover, it fulfilled the aim of modifying the emotional disposition of his intended spectatorship. I hope to show that studying the emotional responses toward artefacts can offer a fruitful approach to examine the public experience of medicine. Source

Ketokivi M.,IE University | Choi T.,Arizona State University
Journal of Operations Management | Year: 2014

Since the seminal article by Eisenhardt (1989), scholarly interest in case research has mushroomed in operations management and organization sciences. Volumes of methodological texts are matched with a massive amount of empirical research that seeks to apply and further develop case research as a scientific method. What is missing from this literature is a treatment of the methodological diversity of case research. In this paper, we seek to unveil this heterogeneity by describing three distinct methodological accounts of case study: theory generation, theory testing, and theory elaboration. Each approach has its own idiosyncrasies, in particular when it comes to the interplay between theory and empirics. A typical case research incorporates both existing theories and empirical data to varying degrees. In light of this heterogeneity, we re-interpret key aspects of extant contributions and discuss guidelines for future case research. We propose that ultimately, case research rigor is determined by attention to idiosyncrasy and transparency of reasoning. We conclude by arguing that we have witnessed in the past 25 years in organization research what amounts to the Renaissance of case research. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. Source

Ketokivi M.,IE University
Journal of Operations Management | Year: 2016

In this JOM Forum article, three operations management scholars and production geography pioneers Kasra Ferdows, Ann Vereecke, and Arnoud De Meyer discuss the challenge and the complexity of managing geographically dispersed operations. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Ketokivi M.,IE University
Journal of Operations Management | Year: 2016

This JOM Forum is an exchange of ideas on the antecedents and consequences of resource heterogeneity. Two sets of authors examine in a point-counterpoint style the usefulness of the resource based view (or resource based theory) in operations management research. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Revilla E.,IE University | Villena V.H.,Pennsylvania State University
International Journal of Production Economics | Year: 2012

Based on the knowledge-based view of inter-firm collaboration, this study develops and proposes a parsimonious taxonomy of how buyers and suppliers develop knowledge integration in terms of two mechanisms: joint sense meaning and joint decision making. The first focuses on the interpretation and sense making of knowledge about strategic, relevant issues for the buyer-supplier relationship (BSR). The latter emphasizes joint problem solving related to their interlinked operative routine activities. Using survey data from 130 collaborative BSRs and cluster analysis, the results suggest that buyers that purposely develop a balanced knowledge integration with their suppliers - characterized by managing high levels of both joint sense meaning and joint decision making - show improved efficiency and innovation simultaneously even though they have to deal with the tension of managing the requirements of these two key, albeit competing outcomes. The results also suggest that buyers pursuing focused knowledge integration with their suppliers - characterized by managing high levels of either joint sense meaning or joint decision making - outperform in a specific outcome at the expense of the other. This study thus provides a comprehensive framework that allows organizations to evaluate the knowledge integration strategy that best supports their goals related to their collaborative buyer-supplier relationships. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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