Roland Bardy

Roland Bardy
Florida Gulf Coast University | FGCU · Lutgert College of Business

MBA. Ph.D.

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October 2000 - June 2009
Hochschule Worms
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 1984 - June 1991
BASF
Position
  • CFO BASF LACKE UND FARBEN AG

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Publications (46)
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Land is of primary importance to rural people whose livelihoods are in one way or another linked to the property where they live and work. This is especially true in the rural region of the Upper East Region of Northern Ghana. However, developments such as de-agrarianization, establishment of protected land areas, urbanization, migration, land refo...
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CALL FOR CHAPTERS Book title: SOFT SKILLS: The missing link to quality human performance and enhanced organizational sustainability Publisher: Routledge This book will be part of a Book Trilogy in Routledge’s Human Centered Management Series to be published in 2020. The two complementary books will be Constructive Sensible Leadership and Human Cen...
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This paper explores how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in Northern Italy and Slovenia used their innovative potential to expan business across the border while their home markets suffered from the great recession that started in 2007. The background of the study is an analysis of the antecedents to export performance and internationl...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a linkage between performance measurement at the business level and the concept of public goods usage, and a linkage between the micro- and macro-economic aspects of sustainability. Design/methodology/approach Exhibiting the essentials of a public goods cost perspective in order to initiate discuss...
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The paper takes the example of Northern Ghana with its inadequate provision of basic social infrastructure for exploring the ability of NGOs to provide effective capacity building. It examines if NGOs have sufficient understanding and knowledge for operations and if their philosophy and objectives are enough to enable judgment and lasting successes...
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Education is acknowledged to be the essential mechanism to transform attitudes of individuals and the structure of society. But the philosophical convention of education states that it is "a generalized growth process which product is indeterminable and unpredictable and varies from person to person" (Bassett, 1978, p. ix). In executive education (...
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It is an imperative for executive education (EE) to assess the learning needs of participants, the course contents and the knowledge, skills, and teaching methods of instructors to be effective and sustainable. An increasing number of scholars are disagreeing with the way business schools are conducting their business (Andrews and Tyson, 2004; Mint...
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Management education has made a significant contribution to advance organizational development and improve business performance in the post-World War II decades. Nonetheless, there is no consensus, but rather a great deal of controversy about what to teach, about the benefits and costs, as well as about the impact of education. A considerable amoun...
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It is generally accepted that sustainable development encompasses four distinct perspectives: (a) economic, (b) ecological, (c) social, and (d) institutional, which are highly interrelated and complementary. Their interrelatedness is even more intense in the developing world where the effects of job creation, entrepreneurship, resource-use, network...
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Various methods have been developed to measure sustainability. When it comes to measuring whether sustainability issues are integrated in overall corporate performance, companies broaden their reporting from economic performance to "sustainability performance" and there are various frameworks around for benchmarking sustainability outcomes. A major...
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While there are innumerable findings on the (direct) effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics on business performance, scarce research has been carried out regarding their effect on the processes determining firm performance. A practitioner would say: "CSR is smart business when fully integrated into business processes "....
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Various methods have been developed to measure sustainability. When it comes to measuring whether sustainability issues are integrated in overall corporate performance, companies broaden their reporting from economic performance to ‘sustainability performance’ and there are various frameworks around for benchmarking sustainability outcomes. A major...
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Foreword Charles Wankel Introduction John R. McIntyre PART I: REGIONAL TRAJECTORIES 1. Management Education in Africa: Prospects and Challenges John Kuada 2. Advancing People Skills for 21st Century Business Education in Chile Maria-Teresa Lepeley and Carlos A. Albornoz 3. Emerging Trends in Higher Education in the GCC: A Critical Assessment Mourad...
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Business schools around the world are challenged to educate future managers and to train executives in acquiring and developing universal skills for the global economy. Specific competencies are needed which address local realities of their particular region and countries (Alon and McIntyre, 2004). However, traditional business undergraduate educa-...
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In markets with increasing complexity and intensity of competition, innovation is becoming one of the most relevant means to continuously outperform competitors. The sequence runs from diversifying and adapting to re-positioning and even re-inventing the organization. One important stream of research has emerged that focuses on how enterprises mana...
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Extending “above-the table”-relationships has been a principal objective of corporate social responsibility (CSR) from the very outset. This would provide benefits to the corporation and its stakeholders by getting everyone closely involved in the raison d'être of the business, through inviting them to pose their perspectives and to participate in...
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Soft skills are recognized as a key issue within the Intellectual Capital (IC) framework for leading companies in a global economy. An increasing number of authors and specialists in IC are emphasizing the specific role of people' soft competences as a condition to consolidate new and well established business initiatives. At the same time soft com...
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Does Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) promote development? And does it change social order? The attempt to answer these questions will always be controversial, because, first, the effects differ from context to context, and second, it is highly difficult to measure the (positive) spillovers of know-how and technology etc., as well as of contribution...
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Do foreign direct investment (FDI) and international business ventures promote positive social and economic development in emerging nations? This question will always prove contentious. First, the impacts differ according to context. Second, the social consequences and spillover effects of knowledge diffusion and technology-sharing may be limited a...
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Various methods have been developed to measure sustainability. When it comes to measuring whether sustainability issues are integrated in overall corporate performance, companies broaden their reporting from economic performance to "sustainability performance" and there are various frameworks around for benchmarking sustainability outcomes. A major...
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Over the years several approaches and models have been developedOver the years several approaches and models have been developed in order to facilitate knowledge process but most of them recognize a high degree of personal commitment that involves mental models, personal beliefs, values and the process of reinventing oneself. Interestingly enough t...
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Procurement departments of almost each and every organization must take on ever more challenging projects in order to overcome deficiencies in other areas of the business. Optimizing supply structures and processes, connecting from the customers‘ demands through all the tiers of the supply chain and finding reliable suppliers in low cost countries...
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Do foreign direct investment (FDI) and international business ventures promote positive social and economic development in emerging nations? This question will always prove contentious. First, the impacts differ according to context. Second, the social consequences and spillover effects of knowledge diffusion and technologysharing may be limited an...
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Procurement departments of almost each and every organization must take on ever more challenging projects in order to overcome deficiencies in other areas of the business. Optimizing supply structures and processes, connecting from the customers‘ demands through all the tiers of the supply chain and finding reliable suppliers in low cost countries...
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The evolution in technology and social behavior, which is happening nowadays, is changing traditional ways of managing knowledge. An example of this evolution is represented by buzz network strategies (BNS). Originally developed in thefield of marketing, these strategies refer to the interaction of consumers and users of a product or service in ord...
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Purpose Drucker has often been criticized for his pejorative interpretation of business ethics and the use of the term “casuistry”. This paper aims to show that Drucker was just the opposite of unethical in his viewpoint regarding the behavior of managers and organizations, and that in fact much of his writings pointed to discourse‐ethics‐universal...
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This paper examines how performance in a supply network is biased through cultural difference. Based on a benchmark study for the Bratislava automotive cluster, the review covers the specific situation of a cross border setting where top performers (high-class original equipment manufacturers, “OEMs,” like VW, Peugeot, Porsche, Kia) in a dual econo...
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brief overview of some of the notions of trust and distrust, concentrating on those concerning trust as it
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Purpose – This paper focuses on the implications for management accounting of “connectivity” amongst modern enterprises. It seeks to illustrate how practical guidance for management accountants who work in business networks can be gleaned from analogies out of traditional management accounting. Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores four...

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Since the industrial age the emphasis on resources and processes persists often displacing the importance of people in organizations and management. Human Centered Management is a paradigm shift to position people at the center and as the engine of organizations in all sectors as necessary condition to attain sustainability in the Knowledge Economy.