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New Articles – Business Administration and Management

Optimization of inventory cost control for SMEs in supply chain transformation: A case study and discussion

Xiaosong Zheng, Yilin Chen

With the continuous transformation of supply chains in various industries in China, the strategic landscape, industrial structure, industry rules, business models, and management logic have all changed dramatically, and the consumer market has become more demanding regarding pre-sales quality and after-sales service. Primarily for distribution companies whose primary business model is “buy and sell products and earn a profit margin,” the supply chain transformation has placed higher demands on…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2024-5-002 more

The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on managerial functions: Theory verified by Delphi method

Marta Noskova, Jiri Kutlak

The aim of the article is to analyse the performance of managerial functions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first part of the article focuses on a systematic literature review (SLR) aimed at identifying the most frequently researched managerial functions in the context of changes due to the pandemic and the difficulties in performing these functions. A total of 211 articles from the Web of Science database were analysed, 18 of which were relevant to the present research. Based on…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2024-5-003 more

Exploring the relationship between failure-learning-based entrepreneurship education and youth entrepreneurial resilience: A mediated moderation model

Pengju Wang, Zhuang Xiong, Zhiquan Zhao

Entrepreneurial failure exists objectively in the process of entrepreneurship, and the fear of entrepreneurship failure inhibits youth entrepreneurship activities to a certain extent. Thus, failure-learning-based entrepreneurship education is critical to cultivating youth entrepreneurial literacy. However, previous research on this topic has not provided a clear answer to how to improve youth entrepreneurial resilience. To explore the relationship between failure-learning-based entreprene…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-5-001 more

Managing intellectuals: Reaping the most and the best of knowledge workers in the post-COVID world

Arzu Atan, Tarik Atan

The COVID-19 crisis forced massive changes in work practices, channeling most of the activities to digital/remote work paradigms almost overnight. In this post-COVID locked-in world, traditional top-down control and command mechanisms simply ceased to exist. Profoundly different approaches and understandings became necessary to reap the most and the best outcomes from workers. In this new paradigm, cultivating organisational citizenship behaviors might be the most – if not only – viable way to…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-4-003 more

The role of crisis management in organisations functioning in COVID-19 pandemic conditions

Agnieszka Bienkowska, Katarzyna Tworek, Anna Zablocka-Kluczka, Joanna Zimmer

The purpose of the paper is to analyse the influence of crisis management on job performance as well as indicate a mechanism, which supports such influence. The theoretical model was proposed based on a literature review, showing the role of organisational trust, organisational communication, knowledge sharing, job security and openness to change in shaping job performance by crisis management among organisations operating under COVID-19 pandemic conditions. The model was empirically verified…

DOI (& full text): doi.org/10.15240/tul/001/2023-4-005 more

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