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Use of Panel Data in Supply Chain Management Research

Panel data, or longitudinal data, enables researchers to make observations across time for different groups, such as individuals, companies or countries. It has a number of advantages over other research methods. Like time-series data, panel data includes observations collected at regular intervals, chronologically. An advantage of panel data over a single time series is that …

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CARISCA hosts high school students

More than 500 students from five area high schools converged on the KNUST campus at the end of September to learn about educational and career opportunities in supply chain management. The event was part of CARISCA’s efforts to increase access and inclusion in the field. Because it is not a subject taught at the high …

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Developing and Utilizing Relational Political Resources to Navigate Institutional Complexities

Counterfeit and pirated goods are a problem globally. The fake-goods market has been valued higher than the GDP of some major economies, including those of Ireland, Portugal and Israel. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the problem is especially acute—and life-threatening. More than 435,000 deaths per year are linked to falsified or substandard antimalarial drugs and antibiotics alone. …

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Dare to Cheat? The Liabilities of Newness and Foreignness in Containing Sustainability Fraud in China

As stakeholder pressure to protect the environment grows dramatically, sustainability fraud—fraud and misconduct committed with sustainability data—has become a growing concern in operations and supply chain management. Many large corporations have been found guilty of making deceptive claims of being environmentally compliant. Why do some companies cheat when reporting their environmental data, while others do …

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Empowering Women in the Cocoa Supply Chain

For most people, savoring a delicious bite of chocolate probably doesn’t conjure thoughts about the source of the cocoa used to make it. But for Ruby Amegah, who was born and raised in Ghana and is now a vice president at Starbucks in Seattle, cocoa sourcing is personal. As vice president for global food product …

Summit Keynote: Role of Women in the Future World of Work

“You cannot leave half of the population behind and grow your economy. You need everybody taking part in the economic growth of a country and the world at large.”  So pronounced Gayani de Alwis, then-global chairperson of Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT), during her keynote speech “Role of Women in the Future World of …

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2023 Supply Chain Research Summit Earns High Marks

The third annual Supply Chain Research Summit held in Accra, Ghana, in June was “incredibly successful,” in the words of CARISCA Executive Director Dale Rogers. “It was emotional to me at the end,” said Rogers after the event. “I couldn’t believe how good it was.” Summit participants also gave the conference high marks, with over …

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Ghana Logistics Managers Index for Q1 2023

Ghanaian logistics activities have weathered the storms of a near recession mid-2022 and have been resilient in the face of a challeng­ing operating environment. Results from the 2023 first quarter Logistics Managers Index report reveal optimism that the logistics sector is rebounding. The index recorded its highest reading to date, with an overall value of …

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Qualitative Data Analysis and Report Writing

Qualitative research allows for exploration of how and why phenomena happen, such as why people behave the way they do, compared to quantitative research, which tells us the size and scope of these behaviors. But the data qualitative research generates is often unstructured. To interpret and derive meaningful insights from the data, qualitative researchers apply …