The impact of context on benchmarking and best practices research

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Putkiranta, Antero, Doctor Hallavo, Ville 2014-12-03T10:00:20Z 2014-12-03T10:00:20Z 2014
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5990-7 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5989-1 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.description Julkaistu vain painettuna, saatavuus katso Bibid. Published only in printed form, availability see Bibid
dc.description.abstract Benchmarking best practice has been found to lead into enhanced firm performance. Yet, current literature in the field of operations and supply chain management has not come to a conclusion on the reasons behind these results. On the one hand, some researchers claim that best practices can be used as a universal tool-kit that can be applied under all circumstances. On the other hand, a growing number of researchers rather support the idea that the success of benchmarking best practice is context-dependent. In support of the context-dependent view, the thesis examines ways how the context impacts the use of best practices and resulting outcomes.  The thesis consists of four papers that investigate contextual aspects of benchmarking and best practices with different theoretical angles, empirical material and methodologies. The theoretical foundation of the research is laid mostly onto contingency theory. Empirical material consists of survey data from the Russian manufacturing industry, longitudinal multiple case survey and interview data of Finnish manufacturing plants and secondary sources. Methodologies used range from hierarchical regression analysis to qualitative comparative analysis and longitudinal multiple case study. The first paper titled "Superior Performance Through Supply Chain Fit: A Synthesis" examines whether aligning firm operational responsiveness with its environment leads into superior firm performance. The second paper titled "Evolution of Lean Bundles: Holistic Long Term Use Pays Off" investigates whether adaptation and holistic use of lean practices leads into enhanced firm performance in the long term. The third paper titled "Impact of Ownership Change on Plant Practice-Performance Dynamics: a Longitudinal Multiple Case Study" pursues to explain how changes in the status of plant ownership impact firm practice-performance dynamics in the long term. The fourth paper titled "Benchmarking Ferdows's Model to a Service Context" presents another form of benchmarking: conceptual benchmarking.  en
dc.format.extent 141
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 197/2014
dc.relation.haspart Hallavo, Ville. 2015. Superior Performance Through Supply Chain Fit: a Synthesis. Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, volume 20, issue 1.
dc.relation.haspart Hallavo, Ville; Kuula, Markku; Putkiranta, Antero. 2014. Evolution of Lean Bundles: Holistic Long Term Commitment Pays Off. In: Grubbström, Robert; Hinterhuber, Hans. Eighteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria February 24-28 2014. International Journal of Production Economics. Pre-Prints Volume 3. Pages 177-191.
dc.relation.haspart Hallavo, Ville; Kuula, Markku; Toivanen, Jarmo; Putkiranta, Antero. Impact of Ownership Change to Plant Practice-Performance Dynamics: a Longitudinal Multiple Case Study. Submitted to the journal Benchmarking: an International Journal in the year 2014.
dc.relation.haspart Hallavo, Ville; Kuula, Markku; Toivanen, Jarmo; Putkiranta, Antero. 2015. Strategic Roles of Service Sites: Application of Ferdows’s Model. Benchmarking: an International Journal, volume 22, issue 2.
dc.subject.other Logistics en
dc.title The impact of context on benchmarking and best practices research en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Tieto- ja palvelutalouden laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy en
dc.subject.keyword benchmarking en
dc.subject.keyword best practices en
dc.subject.keyword performance en
dc.subject.keyword context en
dc.subject.keyword contingency theory en
dc.subject.keyword supply chain fit en
dc.subject.keyword lean bundles en
dc.subject.keyword ownership change en
dc.subject.keyword Ferdows en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-5990-7
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Kuula, Markku, Doctor, Aalto University, Department of Information and Service Economy, Finland
dc.opn Vastag, Gyula, Doctor, Széchenyi University, Hungary
dc.opn Kovács, Gyöngyi, Doctor, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
dc.subject.helecon logistics
dc.subject.helecon benchmarking
dc.subject.helecon best practices
dc.subject.helecon supply chain
dc.subject.helecon knowledge management
dc.subject.helecon industry
dc.subject.helecon manufacturing
dc.subject.helecon logistiikka
dc.subject.helecon parhaat käytännöt
dc.subject.helecon toimitusketju
dc.subject.helecon tietämyksenhallinta
dc.subject.helecon teollisuus
dc.subject.helecon valmistus 2014-12-19
dc.identifier.bibid 688307

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