WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management 2022-07-05T14:17:09+02:00 Juan A. Marin-Garcia Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">WPOM is an open access scientific journal that publishes advances and results of operations management research.</p> <p> </p> Human resource development practices and organizational performance: Examining the mediating role of transformational leadership style 2022-07-05T14:16:39+02:00 Shady Shayegan Neda Yavari Ardeshir Bazrkar <p>Human resource development practices focus on the specific goals of the organization, about what needs to be done and the change that needs to be applied. The most important and effective ways of human resource development are training and development, employee involvement and professional development. The employees of the organization pointed out. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using human resources practices on improving organizational performance with regard to the mediating role of transformational leadership style in the electricity industry in Iran. The present study was based on the purpose of an applied research and in terms of method was a descriptive-survey study. A questionnaire was used to collect research data. The statistical population of the present study consisted of senior and middle managers of companies under the Ministry of Energy that were active in the Iranian electricity industry. The number of these people was estimated at 883 in the initial study, and finally, using the Cochran's formula, 268 people were selected as the sample size. After collecting data through a questionnaire, data analysis was performed using structural equation modeling. The results showed that human resource development practices have a positive and significant effect on the organizational performance of the companies under study.Has an effective mediating role. Since transformational leadership style is one of the prerequisites for the development of service organizations, by applying this style of leadership in the organization, as well as implementing effective measures and practices such as training with individual development approach and employee participation, organizational performance can be improved.</p> 2022-07-05T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ardeshir Bazrkar, Shady Shayegan, Neda Yavari Protocol: Systematic literature review of the application of the multicriteria decision analysis methodology in the evaluation of urban freight logistics initiatives 2022-07-05T14:16:54+02:00 Sandra Milena Alvarez Julien Maheut <p>The paper presents a protocol for conducting a systematic literature review (SLR) on the application of multicriteria decision analysis methods (MCDM) as a tool for evaluating urban freight logistics.</p> <p>The paper presents a protocol for conducting a systematic literature review (SLR) on the application of multicriteria decision analysis methods (MCDM) as a tool for evaluating urban freight logistics.<br />This research topic arises from the growing interest of public and private actors in achieving objectives of reducing environmental and social impacts and/or improving operational efficiency in city logistics.<br />The search is focused on publications comprised in the period between 2012 and 2020. Finally, with the selected works, a descriptive analysis is carried out, which allows obtaining a preliminary result of the RSL that will be developed in future research.<br />SDGs' supported by research: SDG08 Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.</p> 2022-07-05T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Julien Maheut, Sandra Milena Alvarez Case report papers guidelines: Recommendations for the reporting of case studies or action research in Business Management 2022-07-05T14:17:09+02:00 Juan A. Marin-Garcia Jose P. Garcia-Sabater Julien Maheut <p>Objective: To provide a working guide which facilitates the accuracy, transparency, and usefulness for academics and practitioners of case report papers as an article type which are fit for publishing in impact journals. In this way, we aim to increase the use and dissemination of recommendations in aid of the writing and publication of case study and action research.</p> <p>Theoretical framework: A case report paper presents a story in narrative form and includes current individual or organisational concerns, situational diagnoses, interventions, outcomes including adverse events, and follow-up. The narrative should include a discussion of the rationale for any conclusions and lessons learned.</p> <p>Method: We analysed the prevalence of these type of articles in publications as indexed in Web of Science (WOS) and in Scopus; we explain how we customised the case report guidelines (CAse REport or CARE) to optimise them for the scientific field of Management focussing particularly on Operations Management and Human Resources Management. We shared for discussion and feedback the adapted proposal among a group of academics and professionals in the field of Management.</p> <p>Outcomes/Implications: Robust reporting guidelines help to improve research performance, reduce bias risk, provide information on the implementation of management practices, support the training of management professionals, and enable informed editorial decisions by journal editors and reviewers.</p> 2022-07-05T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Juan A. Marin-Garcia