David J. Bennett

Conference paper

Product essentiality: an introduction

This paper introduces the concept of product essentiality within sustainable operations management studies. It investigates the influence of location, gender, and family income on the perception of essentiality of ordinary goods and services. A total of 81 items, were classified according to a binary position...
Journal article

Ambiguity aversion in buyer-seller relationships: a contingent-claims and social network explanation

Negotiations between buyers and sellers (or suppliers) of goods and services have become increasingly important due to the growing trend towards international purchasing, outsourcing and global supply networks together with the high uncertainty associated with them. This paper examines the effect of ambiguity aversion on...
Conference paper

International production networks in the automotive industry: drivers and enablers

This paper uses global company case analysis to identify the drivers and enablers that shape the international production networks of two automotive companies, BMW and Volvo Cars.
Conference paper

Commercial pressure, local responsiveness and synergies in globalized engineering services

This paper investigates how medium-size engineering service companies working traditionally in national markets have engaged with challenges of globalisation and competition from multinationals.
Journal article

Future challenges for manufacturing

Abstract Purpose – This Editorial Viewpoint explores what changes are taking place in manufacturing technology management with the aim of identifying future challenges that should be represented in the scope of JMTM. Design/methodology/approach – The viewpoints use an analysis of relevant articles in JMTM, published...
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