David M. Herold

David M. Herold
WU / Vienna University of Economics and Business & Griffith University

PhD

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the characteristics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice in Swedish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A case study approach is used to investigate the CSR perception, motivation, and activities of two Swedish SMEs. This paper indicates that two Swedish SMEs studied adopt a profit-see...
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Purpose-A perceived misalignment between socially responsible fans and football club management has recently led to a major crisis during the annual meeting in 2021 of Bayern Munich, one of the largest professional football teams in Europe. In an unprecedented scenario, Bayern Munich fans demanded that management drop one of its largest sponsors du...
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The growth of e-commerce in China can be regarded as a significant factor in the increase in occupational stress and the voluntary turnover of courier drivers. This paper aims to investigate selected occupational stress factors behind the turnover intentions of Chinese courier drivers. Using data from 229 couriers employed at the largest delivery c...
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Sports logistics represents the intersection between the field of (sport) event management and logistics management and refers to efficient and effective logistics activities behind any sports event. The relatively new concept of sports logistics can be regarded as an emerging research stream and focuses on four sports logistics pillars: first, ven...
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Purpose In response, the purpose of this paper is to provide theoretical frameworks about the organizational uncertainty behind what and when to adopt blockchain technology and their implications on transaction costs. The immature nature and the absence of standards in blockchain technology lead to uncertainty in government organizations concerning...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide new insights into the reactions and lessons learned with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of how logistics service providers (LSPs) managed to maintain supply chains resilience and what focus areas have been changed to keep operations functional and uphold financial stability. Design/methodol...
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Purpose Despite increasing interest in digital services and products, the emergence of digitalization in the logistics and supply chain (L&SC) industry has received little attention, in particular from organizational theorists. In response, taking an institutionalist view, the authors argue that the emergence and adoption of digitalization is a soc...
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In Europe’s airline industry, the market exit of one of its largest industry players, the Air Berlin Group, has led to significant changes in the level of competition within the DACH-region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Existing research, however, is limited to provide insights into the short- and long-term im-plications of such market change...
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Current urban city logistics literature often claims that rising e-commerce and the associated courier-, express-and parcel-(CEP) deliveries are inherently responsible for the increase in urban road traffic and the related congestion, disturbances and delays within cities. However, existing research is so far limited concerning studies to what exte...
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Global, national and regional sport organizations heavily rely on logistics management practices in their operations. However, scientific research in sports logistics is in its infancy, with conceptu-alizations of the sport logistics domain proposed only recently. In response and by using a reoccurring professional sport event as a case, this study...
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The growth in e-commerce has led to increased pressure within the courier, express and parcel (CEP) sector to tackle the 'last-mile' issue and come up with solutions that not only satisfy the customers, but also other stake-holders such as city councils and other regulatory bodies. Scholars have highlighted micro-hubs and the associated horizontal...
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Purpose: Digital freight forwarder (DFF) start-ups and their associated business models have gained increasing attention within both academia and industry. However, there is a lack of empirical research investigating the differences between DFFs and traditional freight forwarders (TFF) and the impact of digital start-ups on incumbents' companies. I...
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Purpose: Disruptive technologies in the global logistics industry are often regarded as a threat to the existing business models of incumbents' companies. Existing research, however, focuses mainly on whether technologies have disruptive potential, thereby neglecting when such disruptive transitions occur. To understand the timing of potential disr...
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Although companies increasingly focus on the social dimension in corporate sustainability, there seems to be a lack of understanding how and to what extent disability and accessibility frameworks and activities are integrated in corporate sustainability reports. In this article, we aim to close this gap by (a) analysing the disability and accessibi...
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Purpose This study aims to identify and deconstruct bullshit in banks' corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication to advance the management rhetoric research space, which has been characterised by an indifference to truth and meaning. Design/methodology/approach Based on the management rhetoric theory, the study provides a typology of bul...
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Potential blockchain applications in logistics and transport (LSCM) have gained increasing attention within both academia and industry. However, as a field in its infancy, blockchain research often lacks theoretical foundations, and it is not clear which and to what extent organizational theories are used to investigate blockchain technology in the...
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Purpose-Although logistics management is a crucial part of local and global sports events, there is no research-driven characterization of "sports logistics management". The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize a framework that allows for a more structured recognition of logistics in sports, in general, and sport event management, in particula...
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By using innovative methods, such as the automated transfer of corporate electronic data to National Statistical Institutions, official transport data can be significantly improved in terms of reliability, costs and the burden on respondents. In this paper, we show that the automated compilation of statistical reports is possible and feasible. Base...
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Improving environmental performance of road transport through carbon reduction initiatives can be a demand challenge, in particular for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Whether existing carbon reduction potentials are effectively and efficiently uncovered largely depends on the availability of information as well as on how to make use of it. An...
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In response to global challenge of climate change, companies increasingly disclose sustainability-related information in form of sustainability reports. These reports, however, vary significantly due to multiple institutional and stakeholder pressures. From an academic perspective, institutional theory links these different outcomes to the influenc...
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While corporate sustainability management research in universities has contributed to a greater understanding of sustainability, its current form has limited capacity to make a meaningful impact outside of academia. When it comes to the structures and concepts on which corporate sustainability management research is built, previous research has foc...
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As a result of institutional and stakeholder pressures, companies have increasingly implemented various internal and external carbon management practices, reflecting different carbon disclosure strategies. Existing research, however, is limited to distinguish between different types of carbon disclosure strategy and to explain the dynamic interacti...
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Local public transport companies provide important mobility services to the general public. Although these services are usually subsidised, companies rely on revenues generated by ticket sales. Therefore, fare evasion (i.e., people using a transport service without paying for it) and ticket forgery (the production of an illegal ticket facsimile) ha...
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The transportation industry can be regarded as a significant contributor to greenhouse gases, which puts pressure on global logistics companies to disclose their carbon emissions in the form of carbon reports. However, the majority of these reports show differences in the measurement and reporting of carbon information. Through an institutional the...
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Despite the claim that blockchain will revolutionise business and redefine logistics, existing research so far is limited concerning frameworks that categorise blockchain application potentials and their implications. In particular, academic literature in transport and logistics to date has not sufficiently distinguished between blockchain adoption...
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Global logistics companies are increasingly disclosing carbon related information due to institutional and stakeholder pressures. Existing research, however, is limited to categorizing these pressures and their influences on corporate carbon disclosure strategies. In particular, literature to date has not distinguished between different carbon disc...
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Despite the increasing popularity of environmental and sustainability management accounting (EMA) in corporate sustainability management, researchers in the sustainability accounting and sustainability management field neglect the importance and the relevance of national culture and its effect on the level of implementation of sustainability accoun...
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This thesis employs a six study, mixed-method research focusing on extending and expanding upon the literature examining the influences of institutional and stakeholder pressures on carbon management practices and associated carbon disclosure strategies. More specifically, the research investigates how both pressures influence the extent of disclos...
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In response to growing stakeholder concerns, corporations have displayed increasing interest in responsible business practices around the globe. Though there has recently been a proliferation of literature relating to Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting (EMA), the knowledge and understanding of EMA and its tools and techniques fo...
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As a significant contributor to carbon emissions, global logistics companies are under scrutiny from various stakeholders, and respond by disclosing carbon-related information in the form of carbon reports. Carbon disclosure is, however, a mainly voluntary practice that allows for a broad range of interpretation from the management field, which lea...
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While many studies have addressed the issue of environmental sustainability within the supply chain as a whole, so far no attempt has been made to specifically investigate the current status of carbon management issues in the logistics and freight transportation sector. This paper aims to fill this gap by providing a systematic literature review of...
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This article investigates the current status of studies into corporate environmental responsibility in the natural resources sector within the academic literature on management. In particular, we examine studies with a focus on industry and geography, the orientation of research methods and the salience of corporate environmental responsibility. We...
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Despite the increasing global popularity of corporate sustainability, a nation’s culture and its effects on activities relating to corporate sustainability are little understood. From the perspective of cultural relevance, this paper investigates the similarities and differences between Korea and Japan in their practices of corporate sustainability...
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This exploratory study examines the market orientation of a sample of small to medium (SME) sized nonprofit firms in Australia. The study was undertaken in response to a perceived need for a better understanding of how smaller third sector firms, especially micro nonprofits, are embracing the marketing concept, which ultimately sees the firm begin...
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Much less is known about the numerous smaller airports that collectively comprise the majority of aviation networks. A process of deregulation has left small Australian airports in the hands of local governments, with as many as 50 per cent are reporting an operating loss each year. The integration of an air cargo sector and establishing a freight...
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Integration policy can be defined as a “wicked problem”. This is particularly true in Austria, where integration policy is a politically cross-sectoral issue that concerns the responsibilities of various actors (e.g. different ministries) on various levels (e.g. federal, provincial, local). Based on a single-case study this paper examines the proce...
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Global trade is integral to the process of globalization. Chief among the technological drivers of globalization are improvements in transportation. Hence, transportation is often referred to as an enabling factor without which globalization could not have occurred. But the recent years have brought a great deal of turmoil and instability to the gl...

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