Bostjan Gomiscek

Bostjan Gomiscek
University of Wollongong in Dubai | UOWD

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February 2003 - September 2015
University of Maribor
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This study examines the mediating effects of physical/engineering asset management on the relationship between continuous quality improvement and business performance. Using empirical data based on survey data from six European countries (i.e. Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey), this study used mediation analysis to address the...
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This study contributes to the literature by exploring, from a multidisciplinary viewpoint, the emerging discipline of asset management, and by providing a better understanding of the motives for and barriers to asset-intensive organisations’ adoption of asset management systems (AMS). To this end, the authors conceptualise and explore the core them...
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Purpose Innovation is the backbone of sustainability. Although many efforts have been made to conceptualize sustainability-oriented innovations, the impact of these organizational practices on performance has not been adequately explored. This paper, therefore, aims to fill an important gap in the literature by exploring the relationship between su...
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This research focuses on proposing a framework based on an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) for the selection/evaluation of managers in the field of asset management. A hierarchical structure is constructed, encompassing the set of competences under the role of risk management and performance improvement of the Institute of Asset Management’s (IAM’...
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The commitment of organisations to physical assets management (PAM) has recently received considerable attention in theory and practice. Indeed, PAM plays a key role in asset-intensive organizations and is also considered as a principal actor within Industry 4.0. Therefore, this paper aims to examine the PAM core practices and the performance impli...
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It could be argued that reducing costs related to asset maintenance, repair, and ultimate replacement should be considered as one of the top management concerns. Downtime in any network, manufacturing or other system, eventually results not only in high costs, but in stakeholder dissatisfaction as well. In response to these concerns, this paper pre...
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This research aims to study the role of the staff competency as a mediator to determine the relationship between procurement performance and the influencing factors to obtain procurement performance. The research applied a Partial Least Square based structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) method to analyse the data collected from the questionnaire...
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This study examines the mediating effects of physical asset management on the relationship between sustainability and operational performance. Using empirical data based on survey data from six European countries (i.e. Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey), this study utilized mediation analysis in order to address the research pro...
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This article is aimed at exploring the relationship between physical asset management (PAM) practices and sustainability performance. A framework of interrelated constructs was developed based on the existing literature and consequently tested through empirical study. Survey data were collected from organizations operating in six European countries...
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Background: The antibiotic surgical prophylaxis (ASP) is very important as it can decrease the incidence of surgical infections. However, selection pressure of antibiotics is an important driver of antimicrobial resistance and may stimulate development of post-operative infections with resistant bacteria. This study aims to explore the level of com...
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In spite of the fact that live working has been carried out in the world for over a hundred years, it has been used in Slovenia as a tool of preventive maintenance of electrical installations only for the last few years. Live working is a novelty for the Slovene electricity environment, so it deserves professional and scientific attention. A review...
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This study intends to clarify the understanding of the role of the contingency factors (i.e. long-term orientation, competitiveness and uncertainty) in the relation between sustainability practices (sustainability exploitation and sustainability exploration) and organizational performance. Using empirical data based on a large-scale survey among Eu...
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Introduction: The model of reference family medicine clinics is introducing changes to the treatment of patients at the primary health level. The purpose of the study was to explore the risk factors that contribute to reducing the occurrence of cardiovascular disease using non-pharmacological approaches in patients who are treated in a reference me...
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Purpose: The purpose of this empirical study is to examine the role of two contingency factors, i.e. uncertainty and competitiveness in relation to physical asset management (PAM) practices as well as to maintenance key performance indicators. The research is based on a premise that PAM, which was defined by risk management practices, performance a...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply AHP in two case settings which include (i) evaluation/selection of maintenance policy (ii) sustainability factors of employee suggestion schemes. Methodology/Approach – The paper adopts a case study approach of selecting most appropriate maintenance policy and prioritizing factors for employee suggest...
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This research presents an empirical study, which examines the role of contingency factors, i.e. uncertainty and competitiveness in relation to physical asset management (PAM) practices. The research is based on a premise that PAM, which comprises of risk management practices, performance assessment practices, life cycle management practices, policy...
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Corporate sustainability challenges organisations with tensions between complex economic, environmental, and social issues. We draw on concepts in the innovation literature—namely exploration and exploitation—to examine corporate sustainability practices as well as the ensuing tensions between efficiency and innovativeness in achieving organisation...
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For companies, in order to stay competitive, it is necessary to continuously increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their production processes. Therefore the purpose of this chapter is to discuss the role of maintenance in achieving the competitive advantages using cost-effectiveness aspect of maintenance process. In this regard, the chapter...
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To determine the impact of nurse practitioners' counselling on reducing cardiovascular risk factors in patients participating in routine preventive check-ups. A new model of 'renewed' family practice was introduced in Slovenia as a pilot project in 2011, in which nurse practitioners are included in a team carrying out preventive activities and mana...
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One major means to address corporate sustainability practices in organizations are sustainability-oriented innovation practices, which tend to result in significantly improved products, services, processes or even management systems. Prior research has widely discussed the relevant issues about integrating sustainability aspects into innovation pro...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to clarify the relation between sustainability practices and financial and market performance, and also, the role of non-financial performance outputs in this relation. Corporate sustainability is a growing area of importance for organizational development. Managing sustainability practices successfully is an...
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Employee Suggestion Schemes have been used in organizations for a long time due to the fact that they enable fostering of creative ability of employees. However, they must be used effectively and in a sustainable manner to better the creativity and innovation capacity of organizations in order to improve competitive advantage. Therefore there is a...
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Perceived quality of services and customer satisfaction is a concept that is increasingly important because of its impact on customer loyalty and other effects on the performance of a company. There is growing evidence that the links between quality of services, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty might be non-linear. However, there is no co...
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This paper aims to explore the relationship between sustainability practices and organizational performance. In particular, this paper draws upon institutional theory whit the aim to enhance the understanding of sustainability-related phenomena, mainly from the perspective which has not yet been widely investigated in prior empirical studies. Ther...
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Purpose – Corporate sustainability is a growing area of importance for organizational development. Managing sustainability practices successfully is an imperative to achieve competitive advantage. This study intends to clarify the relation between sustainability practices and financial and market performance, and also, the role of non-financial per...
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Theoretical and empirical research often points to a positive relation between corporate sustainability and organisational performance; however, attempts to conceptualise the multi-dimensional nature of sustainability practices are rare in the current literature. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework to aid in underst...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to apply an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) for the evaluation/selection of maintenance policy. Methodology/Approach: The paper adopts a case study approach of selecting most appropriate maintenance policy in the case of Slovenian paper mill company. Several steps of the AHP method are used in order to struc...
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This paper aims to study the deployment and use of total quality management (TQM) approaches and tools for the systematic implementation of TQM, especially within companies that have been applicants for the National Quality Award – Slovenian Business Excellence Prize (SBEP), and its relation to tools and approaches regarding people involvement, ext...
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Live working can be considered a contribution to safety at work, as it is an example of electrical installation maintenance with the zero accidents philosophy. The purpose of this paper is to promote the concepts of maintenance work without accidents or with "zero accidents". Live working can be identified as an unquestionable foundation of busines...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of maintenance in improving company’s competitiveness and profitability. In the first part the paper aims to discuss the potential improvement areas from the company perspective. Second part of this paper examines maintenance impact on company’s business. Design/methodology/approach – An em...
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Background and Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to empirically analyse the effects of sustainability-oriented innovation practices on the overall organizational performance. Further, this paper also aims to advance understanding of the measurement of corporate sustainability practices with the focus on innovation dimensions. Design/Methodolog...
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This paper aims to examine the relationship between quality management orientation dimensions and maintenance performance. The concept of quality management orientation is proposed and defined as a set of norms and values regarding customer orientation, quality responsibility, prevention, and process orientation. Empirical data was drawn from a samp...
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In today's highly competitive environment, maintenance, quality, and productivity are essentially related components and very important operational issues for a modern, successful, economic, and profitable production system. The focal point in this paper emerges from the lack of understanding how various quality management approaches and practices...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an empirical study, which examines the relationship between continuous improvement (CI) and maintenance performance. By examining CI in relation to maintenance performance, this study seeks to increase the understanding of quality management practices in the field of maintenance. Design/methodology/a...
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Asymmetric and Nonlinear Impact of Attribute-Level Performance on Overall Customer Satisfaction in the Context of Car Servicing of Four European Automotive Brands in Slovenia The paper examines the nonlinearity and asymmetry between the satisfaction with individual attributes of the service and overall satisfaction in the context of passenger car s...
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This paper analyses interactions between two parties (management and employees) with regard to the question of how to successfully manage and implement a quality management system (QMS). It also introduces practical possibilities for improving the employees’ understanding of why a QMS must be applied and how management should behave to make it poss...
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This paper is based on the findings of empirical research conducted in 110 Slovenian companies. Using statistical methods, we examine the effect of the EFQM Excellence Model on the institutionalization of total quality management (TQM) tools and approaches, as well as financial results to motivate TQM implementation. Within the whole group of compa...
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The article describes the implementation of quality management in higher education and offers general data on the evaluation in higher education. We show an original model of internal institutional evaluations carried out at the University of Maribor. The model has been positively tested in a research and is underpinned with theory and experience f...
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The purpose of this paper is to study the differences in total quality management (TQM) items of the companies taking part in Slovenian national quality award -Slovenian business excellence prize (SBEP) and other large companies in Slovenia. This paper reports on the research findings of a study conducted in 110 large Slovenian companies regarding...
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Upgrading of the Management Review on the Basis of the EFQM Excellence Model Suppliers in the automotive industry can use for strategical planning a number of different approaches and tools, which can upgrade the quality management systems (ISO 9001, ISO/TS 14696) to achieve the breakthrough power to meet needs in order to achieve a significant ro...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role that sustainable quality management (SQM) can play in achieving higher organizational performance. Specifically, this paper intends to conceptualize the SQM and deepen the understanding if the adoption of SQM significantly affects the organizational performance. A structured questionnaire was dev...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role that sustainable quality management (SQM) can play in achieving higher organizational performance. Specifically, this paper intends to conceptualize the SQM and deepen the understanding if the adoption of SQM significantly affects the organizational performance. A structured questionnaire was dev...
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The result of our research is a developed and implemented set of activities for new process or product development (NPD procedure) for SMEs environment in the plastic processing industry, which enables the production of products and services with a high value added. The developed NPD procedure consists of five consecutive and overlapping steps: at...
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Measurement methods for continuous monitoring of the mass concentration of particulate matter (PM) frequently yield data which diier from standardized manual gravimetric methods. The data set from a 1 year measurement period at four sites in Austria was used to analyze the results from gravimetric (high volume sampling) and automated methods (TEOM...
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The measurements of PM2.5 and PM10 at two sites—an urban site in Vienna (AUPHEP-1) and a rural site considered local background (AUPHEP-2)—indicated only low aerosol generation activity in the city on an annual basis. Defining the term “urban impact” as the difference between observations at the urban and the local background site we find an annual...
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AUPHEP was started in 1999 as a 5 years program to investigate the situation of the atmospheric aerosol with respect to effects on human health. At four different sites in Austria (3 urban and one rural site) an extended monitoring program was conducted for PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 as well as particle number concentration for 12 months each. Beside cont...
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To examine hypotheses regarding health effects of particulate matter, we conducted time series studies in Austrian urban and rural areas. Of the pollutants measured, ambient PM2.5 was most consistently associated with parameters of respiratory health. Time series studies applying semiparametric generalized additive models showed significant increas...
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The monitoring data for the PM mass fractions of PM1, PM2.5, PM10 and TSP as well as the particle number concentrations at four sites in Austria (3 urban and 1 rural) and over a 1 year period are presented within this paper. The mass concentrations discussed are mostly based on TEOM measurements, but beta absorption and HiVol gravimetric sampling h...
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On several days during the 1 year measurement period the 24 h average EU concentration limit for PM 10 of 50 mg m À3 was exceeded at the urban site AUPHEP1 as well as at the rural site AUPHEP2. The exceedances occurred generally during the winter half-year, however, during the summer period the elevated values were recorded as well. At the urban si...
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Mass size distributions of atmospheric aerosols have been sampled in the region of Vienna, a typical city in central Europe, at an urban and a rural site. The aerosol was collected simultaneously by cascade impactors. Two experiments which had a duration of 4 weeks each, were performed in August 1999 and in January/February 2000. Daily sampling per...
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Three aircraft were coordinated in the CHAPOP project (CAATER EU FP5 sub-project) to study the convective boundary layer (CBL) and vertical pollution transport mechanisms over mountainous terrain. During two days in August 2001 the aircraft were used on a local to regional scale within and above the European Alps. One aspect of the project focused...
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The Mesolcina Valley campaign was an important part of the VOTALP project. Its main goals were the study of the effects of thermal wind systems on horizontal and vertical ozone transport over various distances, and on local production of ozone in an Alpine valley. The field measurements took place in the Mesolcina Valley in southern Switzerland in...
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The Austrian project on Health Effects of Particulates (AUHEP) evaluates aerosol characteristics on different areas. At four sites, in over a period of one year, the ambient air quality and exposure situation of the population were investigated. The results of impactor campaign show the separation of accumulation and coarse mode.
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Surface ozone data from 25 Europeanlow-altitude sites and mountain sites located between79N and 28N were studied. The analysiscovered the time period March 1989–February 1993.Average summer and winter O3 concentrations inthe boundary layer over the continent gave rise togradients that were strongest in the north-west tosouth-east direction and west...
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Measurements of several atmospheric constituents (O3, NOx, NO2, NMVOC, HNO3, SO2, SO42- and NO3) and meteorological parameters were performed at two rural sites in Slovenia; at the site Brnik (380 m a.s.1.) and at the elevated site Krvavec (1720 m a.s.1.) during a campaign from September 29 to October 1, 1996. The results showed distinct diurnal va...
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CO, CH4, and non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) are important precursors of photo-oxidants. Therefore, these species have been measured at a number of TOR stations in western Europe. An interlaboratory comparison of the analytical methods employed by the various participating laboratories (PLs) and subsequent data harmonisation were performed to ensu...
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The production of ozone in the troposphere is accomplished through a series of reactions referred to as the “photochemical smog mechanism”. Typical of this mechanism are reactions (R1) through to (R7), where an initial reaction between a hydrocarbon, RH, and an OH radical results in the production of two O3 molecules and an aldehyde R’CHO or a keto...
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With respect to the specific questions set out by the TOR project at its beginning, four Task Groups (TG) were established at the end of 1993. Task Group 1 should focus mainly on the following three questions.

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This research aims to investigate the underlying health-economic factors contributing to preventing and treating diabetes in United Arab Emirates. The research in particular examines the proactive and reactive supply chain alignment and execution practices to reduce the prevalence of the diabetes. Awareness and knowledge about diabetes is very low among the population in United Arab Emirates, it is becoming a major health concern in UAE. In this research, predictive analytics as a business intelligence (BI) methodology will be used to understand the health risk pattern of the people and predicting the future thereof. The research will also critically examine the supply chain alignment practices followed by stakeholders and their interrelationships. At the end of the study, it will predict, present and discuss the urgent measurements required to reduce prevalence of diabetes and improve diabetes control among the UAE populations. The findings of this research are expected to benefit across the supply chain stakeholders that includes medical-drug suppliers, government entities, pharmaceutical retailers and customers.
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