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Business and Management
Oxford Brookes Business School
CLC 1.18 Headington Campus
Dr Jeremy Zwiegelaar is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is researching in the area of nascent entrepreneurship with a focus on new venture performance. His work has appeared in Journal of Small Business Management, R and D Management, Strategic Change amongst others. Dr Zwiegelaar held academic positions in New Zealand and in UK universities. Dr Zwiegelaar has a PhD in Management (Massey University NZ), MA Hons 1st class Psychology (University of Auckland, NZ) and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (University of Auckland, NZ).
Dr Jeremy Zwiegelaar is currently teaching on the Management and Entrepreneurship modules and a seminar on the MBA programme.
Live Client Strategic Project BMGT 5040
Critical Enquiry Research Project BMGT 6021
Managing Business Projects BMGT 5011
Research Methods BMGT 7021
Entrepreneurial Behaviours and Practices MBA 7004
Dissertations for Masters Students BMGT 7050
Dr Zwiegelaar studies entrepreneurs at the beginning of their business venture stage and consider aspects of performance, success and failure outcomes, and factors affecting or explaining this phenomenon. These aspects are being considered over time using multidimensional frameworks. Other research focuses on performance in different settings- cybersecurity in organisations, networks, big data for value extraction, performance of social enterprises, maker spaces and the link to performance.My professional experience is in applied statistics in the social sciences- Education, Psychology, Enterprises, Big data Analytics and Official statistics.
British Academy of Management
International Council for Small Business
European Academy of Management
Research Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges
Dr Zwiegelaar is currently working on projects considering innovation, business intelligence using Big data to create enhanced value to organisations. He has also been working on papers considering leadership for cybersecurity within organisations. Future projects are focused on assessing DIY spaces and the resource uses for entrepreneurs to develop and work on their projects. Other research projects consider the performance of social enterprises based on economic and social performance using institutional theory.
As organizations increasingly view information as one of their most valuable assets, which supports the creation and distribution of their products and services, information security will be an integral part of the design and operation of organizational business processes. Yet, risks associated with cyber attacks are on the rise. Organizations that are subjected to attacks can suffer significant reputational damage as well as loss of information and knowledge. As a consequence, effective leadership is cited as a critical factor for ensuring corporate level attention for information security. However, there is a lack of empirical understanding as to the roles strategic leaders play in shaping and supporting the cyber security strategy. This study seeks to address this gap in the literature by focusing on how senior leaders support the cyber security strategy. The authors conducted a series of exploratory interviews with leaders in the positions of Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Information Officer, and Chief Technology Officer. The findings revealed that leaders are engaged in both transitional, where the focus is on improving governance and integration, and transformational support, which involves fostering a new cultural mindset for cyber resiliency and the development of an ecosystem approach to security thinking.
In the service firm, innovation capability influences both financial and nonfinancial performance. It is crucial for businesses to address key challenges anticipated by the changes in socioeconomic and environmental issues. Innovation capability is largely seen as a vital source for generating sustainable competitive advantage. This article investigates the determinants of innovation capability and their relationship with organizational performance in the Jordanian banking sector.
To understand the context for firms being created in the manufacturing space we explore the factors affecting performance by applying Gartners’ (2004) overarching theoretical framework. We investigate the phenomenon of nascent entrepreneurship from a multi-stage perspective answering calls to provide studies that are more explicit about the timing of the performance in particular contexts. Our research shows that a college degree is helpful in receiving funding, and start-up experience has a slightly negative impact on defining the market, which highlights the interactions between individuals and process and casts new insights into the context of nascent entrepreneurship in the manufacturing industry.
This conceptual paper traces the origins and progress of Open Science and proposes its generative coupling to Open Innovation in the contemporary socio‐political context; where universities are re‐imaging their civic missions in the face of anti‐establishment populist politics. This setting is one of changing knowledge production regimes and institutional pressures that create contradictions identifiable through the prism of the series of scientific norms conceptualised by Robert K. Merton. This paper privileges a sociological perspective to proffer scientific knowledge production as a societally embedded process, which is well illustrated by scholarship in the Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Science in Society fields. In doing so, it identifies the co‐evolution, co‐existence and co‐production of Open Science with Open Innovation; and notes how it shares the attributes of other recent diagnoses of changing knowledge production regimes; in particular Mode 2, post‐normal science and the Quadruple Helix. It also argues that Open Science can be coupled with Open Innovation to catalyse positive societal change, but that the rise of a populist post‐truth era opposed to objectivity, expertise and technocratic political solutions gives the demand for openness and participation a different complexion. Merton's norms provide a useful lens to observe recent shifts in the delivery of science, knowledge and innovation in society towards more inclusive, ethical and sustainable outcomes; and expose the limited reflection on how the appropriation and exploitation of open scientific knowledge encounters industrial R&D and Open Innovation.
With the advent of web analytics, data mining and predictive modeling, businesses have nowadays a better knowledge in creating more efficient and effective processes for meeting customers’ needs, driven by a wealth of available information. The value of big data in influencing business intelligence in the tourism and hospitality industry has also been widely acknowledged, as the synergetic utilization of big data can enhance organizations’ decision support systems to reach process optimization. Notwithstanding empirical research on exploring the implications of utilizing big data in the tourism sector has been published in the last few years, there is still need of a framework that would serve as the bedrock of taking the relevant conceptualization one step forward. Therefore, this chapter demonstrates the crucial role of big data in matching organizational objectives with tourist needs through delineating and detailing the analytical frameworks to support an advanced B2C interface, based on various internal databases and external data sources. The role of stakeholders and necessary resources are explained, and the full potential of big data in tourism and hospitality is revealed.
The amount of research investigating psychological networks has grown substantially over the last decade but to our knowledge this is the first study applying network analysis methodology to the fields of OB/HRM. As such, this study aims to provide researchers and practitioners with an easy-to-use syntax to conduct network analysis for the exploration of relationships among organizational behaviors. Unlike the mainstream techniques used in psychometrics (e.g., principal component analysis and structural equation modelling), which are constrained by the number of associations among variables or assumptions regarding dimensionality, network analysis is able to analyze the whole set of items at once in order to find the most representative associations among them. A step-by-step guide is provided with an example showing how to test potential relationships between engagement and authentic leadership using the R package bootnet. Besides information on edge-weights and centrality measures, this paper covers a bootstrapping procedure to test their accuracy and stability when small sample sizes are used. The possibilities of applications of psychological networks to organizational behavior and HRM practices are endless and can help overcome some of the limitations of the traditional statistical techniques applied to these fields.
Pharmaceutical companies in Eastern European region are facing urgent quality tools implementation due to fierce global competition. The aim of this research is to provide current understanding of TQM in this region and provide further guidance on how to improve quality standards and techniques. The study follows a qualitative method and data was collected through 5 semi-structured interviews. The study highlights that TQM in pharmaceutical industry in this region is not well developed. The findings shows that there is lack of senior management commitment to TQM principles explanation and emphasises on its importance. Additionally, lack of governmental influence on quality standards and budgeting problems also affects TQM development. Moreover, there is a believe that TQM will not influence the overall performance of the company in the positive manner, since the development of such quality improvement method has to be efficiently budgeted and under current economic and political circumstances it is not possible.
48th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Annual Conference,