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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.

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.

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.

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.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IEF | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF | Award Amount: 168.90K | Year: 2012

Economic and social behavior is often goal directed. People and organizations can strive for two kinds of goals: They can strive for an improvement of the current state (e.g., increase the balance of a savings account-an attainment goal), or they can strive for holding on to the current state (e.g., maintain the balance of a savings account -a maintenance goal). Research to date has studied attainment goals in isolation, but it has rarely compared the properties and processes associated with attainment versus maintenance goals. As a consequence of the absence of such systematic comparisons, our understanding of maintenance goals remains limited, and our understanding of attainment goals incomplete. Recent academic research comparing the two goal types indicates that they hold different properties. However, many important questions remain open: Are attainment or maintenance goals more attractive, and under what circumstance? What types of plans are more appropriate for the pursuit of each goal type? Is individual performance affected differently by the two goal types? Under what circumstances? Are independent versus interdependent cultures more inclined towards one of the two goal types? Answering these questions is the objective of the proposed research program. Providing these answers will require a combination of laboratory and field studies. Hence, the results will be compatible with the experimental psychology tradition in goals research, and relevant for the field of behavioral economics. Moreover, given the importance of goals in several research domains (e.g., marketing, consumer behaviour, management, psychology) and real world contexts (e.g., saving, dieting, work, investments, charities) the results of the proposed research program are expected to affect a variety of disciplines. Finally, as much of the related research is being conducted in the USA, the proposed research program could serve as a basis for further stimulating research on goals in Europe.

Health-2-Market is an ambitious project aiming to boost the economic exploitation of EU-funded research results in the area of Health/life science. The project focuses on the actual Health/life science knowledge generators, namely the researchers, involved in EU-funded research in Health with a view to cultivate to them an enhanced innovation and entrepreneurial culture. More specifically, Health-2-Market will aim at providing Health researchers with the necessary knowledge and skills for more viable IPR management as well as market exploitation of their results through the setting up of new business ventures in health/life science sectors or in a more broad sense through their more active involvement in interdisciplinary cooperation actions. More specifically, Health-2-Market is expected to offer a set of high-level services including advanced training courses,ad-hoc and on demand counselling as well as specific coaching (both through web as well as face-2-face) addressing innovation issues such as: IPR and asset management, formulation of business and exploitation plans, preparation for the launch of start-ups in health/life science as well as on demand knowledge transfers. Health-2-Market services will be offered by a pool of experienced internal specialists as well as external ones coming from leading academic and industrial organisations. The provided services will be escalating to address the needs of the potential target groups: Web (e-learning) courses for broader audience, two-day seminars on specific topics, advanced training courses (intensive training academies), hands-on support and ad-hoc counselling services either through face-to-face meetings, or distance ones, etc. The project will cover all EU MS and AC through its broad partnership as well as through a network of regional experts that will be set up. The project with take into account existing networks and services already deployed as the EEN, the Fit for Health Network as well as the NCP network.

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