WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management http://ojs.upv.es/index.php/WPOM <p style="text-align: justify;">WPOM is an open access scientific journal that publishes advances and results of operations management research.</p> <p> </p> Universitat Politècnica de València en-US WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management 1989-9068 <p> <img src="https://polipapers.upv.es/public/site/images/ojsadmin/By1.png" alt="" /></p> <p> This journal is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> Protocol: Systematic literature review of the application of the multicriteria decision analysis methodology in the evaluation of urban freight logistics initiatives http://ojs.upv.es/index.php/WPOM/article/view/16780 <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>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>SDGs' supported by research: SDG08 Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.</p> Copyright (c) 2022 Julien Maheut, Sandra Milena Alvarez https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-13 2022-06-13 13 2 86 107 10.4995/wpom.16780 Human resource development practices and organizational performance: Examining the mediating role of transformational leadership style http://ojs.upv.es/index.php/WPOM/article/view/17243 <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> Shady Shayegan Neda Yavari Ardeshir Bazrkar Copyright (c) 2022 Ardeshir Bazrkar, Shady Shayegan, Neda Yavari https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-05-25 2022-05-25 13 2 64 85 10.4995/wpom.17243