The KLU faculty, post-docs, and PhD candidates regularly publish the results of their research in scientific journals. You will find a complete overview of all KLU publications below (e.g. articles in peer-reviewed journals, professional journals, books, working papers, and conference proceedings). Search for relevant terms and keywords, or filter the list by name, year of publication or type of publication. The references include DOIs and abstracts where available, and you can download them to your own reference database or platform. We regularly update the database with new publications.
Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)
Rodrigues, Vasco Sanchez, Maja I. Piecyk, Andrew Potter, Alan C. McKinnon, Mohamed Naim and Julia B. Edwards (2010): Assessing the application of focus groups as a method for collecting data in logistics, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 13 (1): 75-94.
McKinnon, Alan C. (2010): Green logistics: the carbon agenda, LogForum 6, 3, 1.
Liu, Xiaohong, Alan C. McKinnon, David B. Grant and Yuanhua Feng (2010): Sources of competitiveness for logistics service providers: a UK industry perspective, Logistics Research, 2 (1): 23-32.
Liu, Xiaohong, David B. Grant, Alan C. McKinnon and Yuanhua Feng (2010): An empirical examination of the contribution of capabilities to the competitiveness of logistics service providers: A perspective from China, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 40 (10): 847-866.
Fernie, John and Alan C. McKinnon (2010): Retail logistics in the UK: past, present and future, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 38 (11/12): 894-914.
Edwards, Julia B., Alan C. McKinnon, Tom Cherrett, Fraser McLeod and Liying Song (2010): Carbon Dioxide Benefits of Using Collection-Delivery Points for Failed Home Deliveries in the United Kingdom, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2191 (1): 136-143.
Meissner, Joern and Arne K. Strauss (2010): Pricing structure optimization in mixed restricted/unrestricted fare environments, Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, 9 (5): 399-418.
Becker, Jan U., Lars Fiedler and Manfred Kirchgeorg (2009): Unternehmens- und Stakeholderkommunikation als Einflussfaktoren des Unternehmensmarkenimages, Markteing ZFP - Journal of Research and Management, 31 (3): 197-211.
Peters, Kay, Sönke Albers, Daniel Asselmann and Björn Schäfers (2009): E-Commerce Revisited: The Impact of an Uncoupled Consumer Buying Process on Retailing, Marketing - Journal of Research and Management, 5 (2): 85-104.
Sodhi, ManMohan S. and Byung-Gak Son (2009): Supply-chain partnership performance, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 45 (6): 937-945.
Abstract: We model the strategic as well as the operational dimension of performance of supplier–retailer partnerships in terms of five factors: (1) information exchange; (2) trust; (3) joint partnership management; (4) relationship-specific assets; and (5) partner asymmetry. Our paired data are from 74 supplier–retailer partnerships in the consumer-packaged goods industry. As a result we found that the factors that best model strategic performance are different from those that best model operational performance. All companies are in Korea and the retailers include international companies like Carrefour, Tesco, and Wal-Mart while suppliers include Coca-Cola, Kimberley-Clark, and Nestlé.
Nitzsche, Jörg, Tammo van Lessen, Dimka Karastoyanova, Frank Leymann, Pilar Herrero and Gonzalo Méndez (2009): Composing services on the grid using BPEL4SWS, Multiagent and Grid Systems, 5 (3): 287-309.
Abstract: Service composition on the Grid is a challenging task as documented in existing research work. Even though there are initial attempts to use the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) to compose services on the Grid, still there is a significant lack of flexibility and reusability needed in scientific applications. In this paper we present BPEL for Semantic Web Services (BPEL4SWS) – a language that facilitates the orchestration of Grid Services exposed as traditional Web Services or Semantic Web Services using a process-based approach. It is based on the idea of WSDL-less BPEL and incorporates semantic descriptions of process activity implementations which increases the flexibility of business workflows as well as scientific workflows. Following an approach that uses a set of composable standards and specifications, BPEL4SWS is independent of any Semantic Web Service framework and therefore can also utilize any kind of Semantic Grid services. The advantages of BPEL4SWS are: (1) compliance with standards, (2) independence on service technologies, (3) applicability for both business applications as well as scientific workflows that use Grid services, (4) improved flexibility of processes.
Van Quaquebeke, Niels, Sebastian Zenker and Tilman Eckloff (2009): Find out how much it means to me! The importance of interpersonal respect in work values compared to perceived organizational practices, Journal of Business Ethics, 89 (3): 423-431.
Abstract: Two large online surveys were conducted among employees in Germany to explore the importance employees and organizations place on aspects of interpersonal respect in relation to other work values. The first study (n = 589) extracted a general ranking of work values, showing that employees rate issues of respect involving supervisors particularly high. The second study (n = 318) replicated the previous value ranking. Additionally, it is shown that the value priorities indicated by employees do not always match their perceptions of actual organizational practices. Particularly, interpersonal respect issues that involve employees’ supervisors diverge strongly negative. Consequences and potentials for change in organizations are discussed.
Abdelkafi, Nizar, Thorsten Blecker and Christina Raasch (2009): From open source in the digital to the physical world: a smooth transfer?, Management Decision, 47 (10): 1610-1632.
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the transferability of the open source principles of product development from the realm of software to the realm of physical products.Design/methodology/approach – Based on the inherent differences between software and physical products, a theoretical discussion of the challenges that face the implementation of open source principles in the physical world are provided. A multiple case study methodology is adopted to provide insights into the applicability of the open source concept in product development outside software.Findings – Many of the challenges identified theoretically are actually encountered in practice. To cope with these challenges effectively, hardware design activities can be translated into software development tasks, using programmable hardware. When dealing with open source projects in the physical realm, it is useful to distinguish between projects driven by commercial firms and those driven by individuals, as each project type can impose different conditions on successful implementation.Originality/value – Although much scholarly attention has been devoted to open source software, the issue of transferability of the identified principles to other industries has undergone little in‐depth research. This paper provides a solid foundation for further investigation of this topic based on theory and empirical case examples. It derives recommendations for industrial experts wishing to benefit from the open source model in new product development.
Raasch, Christina, Cornelius Herstatt and Kerstin Balka (2009): On the open design of tangible goods, R&D Management, 39 (4): 382-393.
Abstract: Open source software development has received considerable scholarly attention, much of which is based on the presumption that the ‘open source model’ holds some lessons of broader applicability. Nonetheless, our knowledge of its deployment outside the software industry is very limited. This paper focuses on the open source development of tangible objects, the so-called open design. We propose a generalised definition of open source development. Drawing on 27 exploratory interviews and six comparative case studies selected from a pool of more than 75 projects, we analyse the workings of open design. The analysis reveals that open design is already being implemented in a substantial variety of projects with different organisational and institutional structures.
Michaelis, Björn, Ralf Stegmaier and Karlheinz Sonntag (2009): Affective Commitment to Change and Innovation Implementation Behavior: The Role of Charismatic Leadership and Employees’ Trust in Top Management, Journal of Change Management, 9 (4): 399-417.
Abstract: This questionnaire-based study investigated the relationship between two aspects of leadership (charismatic leadership and trust in top management) and followers’ innovation implementation behavior. Findings from 194 employees working in R&D teams of a multinational automotive company indicated that charismatic leadership and trust in top management were both positively related to innovation implementation behavior, controlling for followers’ individual differences, management level, and department affiliation. The findings demonstrate that both relationships were mediated by followers’ affective commitment to change. Results implicate the need to more closely bond the concepts of affective commitment to change and innovation implementation behavior and consider their connection in future investigations.
Holweg, Matthias, Jianxi Luo and Nick Oliver (2009): The Past, Present and Future of China's Automotive Industry: A Value Chain Perspective, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2 (1/2).
Becker, Jan U., Goetz Greve and Sönke Albers (2009): The impact of technological and organizational implementation of CRM on customer acquisition, maintenance, and retention, International Journal of Research in Marketing, 26 (3): 207-215.
Georgiadis, Patroklos and Maria Besiou (2009): Environmental strategies for electrical and electronic equipment supply chains: which to choose?, Sustainability, 1 (3): 722-733.
Federgruen, Awi and Joern Meissner (2009): Competition under time‐varying demands and dynamic lot sizing costs, Naval Research Logistics, 56 (1): 57-73.
Sodhi, ManMohan S. and Wayne Holland (2009): A loss distribution model for operational risk derived from pooled bank losses, Journal of Financial Transformation, 25: 155-160.
Abstract: The Basel II accord encourages banks to develop their own advanced measurement approaches (AMA). However, the paucity of loss data implies that an individual bank cannot obtain a probability distribution with any reliability. We propose a model, targeting the regulator initially, by obtaining a probability distribution for loss magnitude using pooled annual risk losses from the banks under the regulator’s oversight. We start with summarized loss data from 63 European banks and adjust the probability distribution obtained for losses that go unreported by falling below the threshold level. Using our model, the regulator has a tool for understanding the extent of annual operational losses across all the banks under its supervision. The regulator can use the model on an ongoing basis to make comparisons in year-on-year changes to the operational risk profile of the regulated banking sector.
Sodhi, ManMohan S. and Christopher S. Tang (2009): Modeling supply-chain planning under demand uncertainty using stochastic programming: A survey motivated by asset–liability management, International Journal of Production Economics, 121 (2): 728-738.
Abstract: We extend the linear programming (LP) model of deterministic supply-chain planning to take demand uncertainty and cash flows into account for the medium term. The resulting stochastic LP model is similar to that of asset–liability management (ALM), for which the literature using stochastic programming is extensive. As such, we survey various modeling and solution choices developed in the ALM literature and discuss their applicability to supply-chain planning. This survey can be a basis for making modeling/solution choices in research and in practice to manage the risks pertaining to unmet demand, excess inventory, and cash liquidity when demand is uncertain.
Albers, Sönke (2009): Misleading rankings of research in business, German Economic Review, 10 (3): 352-363.
Himme, Alexander (2009): Kostenmanagement: Bestandsaufnahme und kritische Beurteilung der empirischen Forschung, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 79 (9): 1051-1098.
Abstract: Since the beginning of the 1990s cost management is widely discussed on a conceptual basis. Empirical research is mainly focused on special aspects of cost management. Especially, target costing is empirically analyzed. The results indicate the effectiveness of target costing, while some studies criticize its complexity and its results in terms of overengineered products. In general, empirical results with regard to cost management are very fragmented and ignore very often theoretical contributions. Particularly, empirical research neglects behavioral aspects of cost management. These behavioral aspects are important since theoretical research implies that cost management provokes opposition in business companies. With regard to the methodology the derived results are mainly based upon case studies and small samples within a special industrial environment. The data analysis is generally descriptive and does not allow to derive any managerial implications. Therefore, there is a lack of empirical conclusions with regard to which success factors are relevant in the context of cost management.