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  • The purpose of this paper is to cite resistance to change as a significant reason why productivity initiatives fail. Therefore, effectively managing and overcoming resistance to change is a critical factor for the successful outcome of any intervention.

  • It was not long ago that Africa was known as a grossly underdeveloped continent, plagued by political and economic instability, poverty, illiteracy and epidemics such as HIV-AIDS. It was no surprise that Africa was underperforming in terms of development compared to other low-income regions.

  • Research undertaken by Gartner at the end of 2011 indicates that Australian supply chain executives were focused predominantly on cost and the customer as key strategic areas to enhance their businesses.

  • Many companies use outsourcing as a strategy to reduce costs throughout the supply chain function, with the intention of reducing negative impacts to services, while meeting customers’ demands.

  • Environmental concerns are intricately linked to various aspects of the supply chain.
    Awareness of such concerns is reflected in the contemporary business environment and in
    government legislation. The sustainable supply chain is an emerging trend in industrial

  • In  a  global supply network, the  overall improvement  of  operational efficiency and
    customer satisfaction can only be  achieved through greater co-ordination and collaboration of all  

  • With the aim of decarbonizing manufacturing supply chains, a hybrid approach with the consideration of behavioral dynamics is used to build a research model for examining the adoption of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) in an electronically-enabled manufacturing supply chain (EMSC).

  • When comparing and contrasting features of the public service sector with that of the private service sector the differences between the notion of customer and citizen, notable in the past, are now blurring.

  • This paper demonstrates how entrepreneurial characteristics, organisational structure and corporate culture combine synergistically within an eclectic framework of performance influenced by corporate growth, management’s optimism and product diversification in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

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