Journal of Positive Management 2021-09-09T11:05:02+02:00 Rafał Haffer Open Journal Systems Journal of Positive Management is committed to integrating both scholars and practitioners around the positive approach to organizations and management. ORGANIZATION DESIGN FOR ALGORITHMIC AND HEURISTIC WORK 2021-06-17T16:50:41+02:00 Dominik Skowroński <p><span><strong>Abstract</strong></span></p><p> </p><p><span><strong>Purpose</strong></span></p><p><span>Purpose of this research is to propose the organization design parameters and coordination mechanisms that match the algorithmic and heuristic work characteristics.</span></p><p> </p><p><span><strong>Methodology</strong></span></p><p><span>Methodology used bases on the analysis of the literature. The study is conceptual in nature and draws upon other research findings. Firstly, it takes into consideration a literature review on organization architecture, design, and two types of work (algorithmic and heuristic). Then organization architecture assumptions are presented as a basis for analysis of matching organization design with algorithmic and heuristic work. Subsequently, a considered framework for analysis is Mintzberg model of organization design that is applied as a framework to be checked for fit with heuristic work characteristics.</span></p><p> </p><p><span><strong>Findings</strong></span></p><p><span>Research leads to conclusion that out of five organization design configurations there is one that fits the heuristic work - adhocracy. The design parameters and coordination mechanisms described in this configuration are following the architectural assumption of autonomy-process-relations materials use, which in turn match the heuristic work characteristics: continuous learning, limited access to information and unpredictability of results.</span></p><p> </p><p><span><strong>Originality</strong></span></p><p><span>The originality of work is based on researching match between heuristic work and organization design. Literature has not covered this link before. Moreover, the use of architectural assumptions for organization design is differentiating the study from the already performed researches.</span></p><p> </p><p><span><strong>Implications</strong></span></p><p><span>Study suggests that following with empirical research requires establishing a number of measures for: heuristic work, organization architecture and organization design.</span></p><p> </p><p><span><strong>Keywords: </strong>heuristic work, algorithmic work, organization design.</span></p><p><span><strong>Classification: </strong>Conceptual paper.</span></p> 2019-12-01T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Positive Management THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS IN ENHANCING CORPORATE ENVIRONOMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS 2021-06-17T16:50:41+02:00 Barbara Ocicka <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the role of logistics service providers (LSPs) in environmental performance improvement of transport processes in chemical supply chains.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>Methodology: </strong>Lessons learnt are derived from the Interreg Central Europe Project ChemMultimodal, in which 59 companies in Central Europe (including 5 in Poland) tested transport modal shifts. The author presented 5 case studies of transport practices developed by chemical companies operating in Poland. Each case study is based on in-depth and detailed examination of a particular transport process using the ChemMultimodal toolbox.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>Findings: </strong>The role of LSPs as architects of transport processes as well as integrators of transport modes and connections is crucial for rising environmental effects in chemical supply chains. As a result of collaborative outsourcing, the potential of CO2 emissions reduction by app. 60% is really significant in transport management of chemical products.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>Originality/value: </strong>An in-depth analysis based on case studies of chemical companies sheds light on the value delivered by integrating LSPs into corporate environmental responsibility in supply chains. Conclusions drawn for the significance of environmental impacts of multimodal transport in chemical supply chains can be a good reference point for logistics managers in diverse industries.</p><p><strong>Keywords: </strong>corporate environmental responsibility, outsourcing, transport, CO2 emission, chemical industry <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Paper type: </strong>Research paper</p> 2019-12-01T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Positive Management TRANSNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE CASE OF POLAND 2021-09-09T11:05:02+02:00 Beata Glinka Eszter Megyeri <p><strong>Purpose </strong><strong></strong></p><p>The purpose of the paper is to present the phenomenon of transnational entrepreneurship on the example of Poland. This phenomenon is presented against the background of general data on migration.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Methodology/approach </strong><strong></strong></p><p>This exploratory paper offers a general review of the phenomenon of transnational entrepreneurship in the Polish context. Available statistical data (e.g.) GEM, as well as examples of existing studies are used to present the growing importance of transnational activities of immigrant entrepreneurs. Polish immigrants living in the US and several European countries, and immigrants from selected European and Asian countries who have moved to Poland</p><p> </p><p><strong>Findings and implications</strong></p><p>The authors point out the symptoms of growing practical and theoretical importance of transnational immigrant entrereneurship and outline directions for further studies.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Originality/value of the paper</strong></p><p>The paper focus on the phnomenon of growing importance which is currentlu understudied in the realm of Central and Eastern Europe. Research on migration in Poland does have a long tradition, but the popularity of research on immigrant entrepreneurship (including transnational activities) goes back no more than a few years.</p> 2019-12-01T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Positive Management LEADERSHIP, SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND FUNDAMENTAL STATE OF LEADERSHIP AND COMPONENTS OF FOLLOWERS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING 2021-06-17T16:50:41+02:00 Przemysław Zbierowski <p><strong>Purpose</strong></p><p>The purpose of the paper is to propose the framework of effects of various aspects of positive leadership on components of long-term well-being.</p><p><strong>Methodology/approach</strong></p><p>The paper is conceptual in nature. I use the established frameworks considered as related to positive leadership and assess the effect of each of their dimensions on components of followers’ psychological well-being.</p><p><strong>Findings</strong></p><p>There are complex relationships between aspects of positive leadership: transformational leadership, authentic leadership, servant leadership and fundamental state of leadership and components of followers’ psychological well-being (self-acceptance, autonomy, positive relationships with others, environmental mastery, purpose in life, personal growth). For instance intellectual stimulation, conceptual skills, helping subordinates grow and results orientation of the leader contribute to personal growth of the follower.</p><p><strong>Implications/limitations either for further research, for practice, or for society</strong></p><p>The study brings some practical recommendations for leaders on how to support psychological well-being of the followers. It is critical that leaders recognize strong and weak components of well-being of their followers and support them. This, in turn, will have positive effect on employee’s performance according to happy-productive principle.</p><p><strong>Originality/value of the paper</strong></p><p>The paper contributes to the literature in leadership and well-being in a couple of ways. It contributes to the growing literature of positive leadership by considering previously ignored effect of long-term well-being of followers, it contributes more generally to the literature of leadership by showing the possible advantage of positive style of leadership, and adds to the discussion on well-being by suggesting how it might contribute from certain behaviors of the leader.</p> 2019-12-01T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Positive Management