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Global Management Research Group Publications

The following is an abbreviated list of all the academic articles (listed by year) that used the GMRG database.  The GMRG database uses a standard questionnaire that is translated and back-translated by academics in each country. The database is the sole property of GMRG. Access to the database is granted to those academics who have gathered significant amount of samples.

Use of the database for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. These files are the sole property of the Global Manufacturing Research Group.

  • GMRG 3rd Round Questionnaire doc. file; pdf.file
  • GMRG Coding Instructions for 3rd questionnaire only; Data Form only
  • GMRG Form in Excell Format for 3rd questionnaire only


    Data Files Surveys
    1.  DATA FILES SURVEY I
    2.  DATA FILES SURVEY II
  • Books

    Whybark, D.C. and Vastag, G. (eds.), 1994, Global manufacturing practice: Collected papers. Amsterdam; New York : Elsevier.

    Journal Publications

    Pagell, M. & Sheu, C. (2006). Efficacy of environmental and supplier relationship investments - Moderating effects of external environment, International Journal of Production Research, forthcoming.

    Wacker, J.G. Yang, C.L. & Sheu, C. (2006). Productivity of production labor, non-production labor and capital: An international study. International Journal of Production Economics, forthcoming.

    Wacker, J.G. & Sheu, C. (2006). Effectiveness of manufacturing planning and control systems on manufacturing competitiveness: Evidence from global manufacturing data. International Journal of Production Research, 44(5), 1015-1036.

    Pagell, M., Katz, J.P. & Sheu, C. (2005). The importance of national culture in operations management: An exploratory study of decision-making, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 25(4), 371-394. (2005 Emerald Network Awards for Excellence Outstanding Paper)

    Pagell, M., Krumwiede, D.W., Yang, C.L. & Sheu, C. (2004). Does the competitive environment influence the efficacy of investments in environmental management? Journal of Supply Chain Management, 40(3), 30-39.

    Pagell, M. & Sheu, C. (2001). Buyer behaviors and the performance of the supply chain: An international exploration, International Journal of Production Research, 39(13), 2783-2801. (2001 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, OM Division, Best Paper Award)

    Vastag, G. and D.C. Whybark, “Inventory Management: The Knock-On Effect” International Journal of Production Economics, forthcoming.

    Pagell, M. & Sheu, C. Buyer behaviors and the performance of the supply chain: An international exploration, International Journal of Production Research, 39(13), 2783-2801. 2001.

    Whybark, D.C. and L.M. Corbett, “Searching for the Sandcone in the GMRG Data” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 21, No. 7, 2001.

    Sheu, C. & Wacker, J.G. . Effectiveness of planning and control systems: An empirical study of US and Japanese firms, International Journal of Production Research, 39(5), 887-905. 2001.

    Kadipasaoglu, S.N., Peixoto, J.L., and Khumawala, B.M., “Global Manufacturing Practices: An Empirical Investigation”, Industrial Management and Data Systems., Vol. 99, No. 3, pp:101-108, 1999.

    Samson, D., B. Flores, D.C. Whybark and A. Chikán, eds. Empirical Studies of Global Manufacturing: Strategy, Practice and Performance, Special Issue of The Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 16, Nos. 2/3, May 1998.

    Samson, D., B. Flores, D.C. Whybark and A. Chikán, “Empirical Studies of Global Manufacturing: Exploring the Issues” in Empirical Studies of Global Manufacturing: Strategy, Practice and Performance a Special Issue of The Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 16, Nos. 2/3, May 1998.

    Setzekorn, Kristina, Arlyn Melcher and Arun Rai, "IT Value Contingencies: Moderating Effects of Market Responsiveness and Business Stratgy." Stezekorn and Melcher from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Arun Rai from Georgia State University.

    Vastag, Gyula and Ram Narasimhan. "An Investigation of Causal Relationships Among Manufacturing Strategic Intent, Practices and Performance." In: Performance Measurement—Theory and Practice edited by Andy D. Neely and Daniel B. Waggoner, 679-686. Cambridge, UK: Centre for Business Performance, 1998.

    Wacker, John G. and Linda G. Sprague. "Forecasting Accuracy: Comparing Relative Effectiveness of Practices Between Seven Developed Countries." Journal of Operations Management .Vol. 16, Summer, 1998, pp.271-290.

    Wacker, John G.and M. Hanson, "Some Practical Advice to Manufacturing Managers: Empirical results from the Global Manufacturing Research Group." Production and Inventory Management Journal. Third Quarter, 1997. Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 64-71.

    Whybark, D.C., “GMRG Survey Research in Operations Management” Special Issue of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 17 nos. 7-8, 1997.

    Wacker, John G. and Linda Sprague, "The Impact of Institutional Factors on Forecast Accuracy: A Manufacturing Executive Perspective." International Journal of Production Research, Vol .33, No. 11, 1995, pp. 2945-2958.

    Whybark, D.C., ed., Global Manufacturing Research Group Collected Papers Vol. 4., Proceedings of the Global Manufacturing Research Group Workshops, Wellington, New Zealand and Puebla, Mexico, Kenan Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, September, 1995.

    Vastag, Gyula, and D. Clay Whybark. "American and European Manufacturing Practices: A Conceptual Framework and Comparisons." Journal of Operations Management, 12 (1994): 1-11.

    Vastag, Gyula, and D. Clay Whybark. "Measuring the Gap in Manufacturing Practices Between Chinese and North American Companies." In China's Economic Transition: Prospects for Sino-American Business and Trade, edited by Dennis A. Rondinelli, 201-216. New York: Quorum Books, 1994.

    McLaughlin, Curtis P., Gyula Vastag, and D. Clay Whybark. "Statistical Inventory Control in Theory and Practice." International Journal of Production Economics, 35 (1994): 161-169.

    Whybark, D.C. and G. Vastag, eds., Global Manufacturing Research Group: Collected Papers Volume 3: Proceedings of the GMRG Workshop, Seattle, June, 1994 Kenan Institute, Univ. of North Carolina, October 1994.

    Whybark, D.C., “Marketing's Influence on Manufacturing Practices” Special Issue of International Journal of Production Economics on Manufacturing-Sales Coordination, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 41-50, Nov., 1994.

    Ardichvili, Alexander A., and Arthur V. Hill, “Manufacturing Practices in the Commonwealth of Independent States,” International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 13, No. 10, 1993, pp. 60-75. Also published as a chapter in Global Manufacturing Practices, edited by D. Clay Whybark and Gyula Vastag, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1993.

    Vastag, Gyula, and D. Clay Whybark. "Comparing Chinese and American Manufacturing." Work Study, 42 (7), November/December 1993, 13-19.

    Whybark, D.C. and G. Vastag, eds., Global Manufacturing Research Group: Collected Papers Volume 2, Kenan Institute, University of North Carolina, August 1993.

    Vastag, Gyula, and D. Clay Whybark. "Global Relations Between Inventory, Manufacturing Lead Time and Delivery Date Promises." International Journal of Production Economics, 30 (31) (July 1993): 563-569.

    Chengzhong, Xiao, D. Clay Whybark, and Arthur V. Hill, “Comparing Manufacturing Practices of the Machine Tool Industry in China, Hungary, USSR, and North America,” Journal of Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1992.

    Hill, Arthur V., and Alexander Ardichvili, “Methods of Operations Management in the Market: Results of an International Research Project,” Mirovaja Economika i Mezhdunarodnie Otnoshenia (a leading journal published by the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow), 6, 1992. Other versions of this paper have also published in Delovie Sviasi, 4, 1992 (published by the Association of Entrepreneurs of Russia) and Vestnik RTPP, 4, 1992 (published by the Russian Chamber of Commerce).

    Vastag, Gyula, and D. Clay Whybark. "Comparing Manufacturing Practices in North America and Western Europe: Are There Any Surprises?" In INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS: Crossing Borders in Manufacturing and Service, edited by R.H. Hollier, R.J. Boaden, and S.J. New, 7-12. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1992.

    Whybark, D.C. and G. Vastag, eds., Global Manufacturing Research Group: Collected Papers Volume 1, (edited with G. Vastag) Kenan Institute, University of North Carolina, March 1992.

    Whybark, D.C., C.Z. Xiao and A. Hill “Comparing Manufacturing Practices of Machine Tool Industry in China, Hungary, USSR, and North America” Journal of the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Summer (No.2), 1992.

    Vastag, Gyula, and D. Clay Whybark. "Manufacturing Practices: Differences That Matter." International Journal of Production Economics, 23 (1991): 251-259.

    Vastag, G. and D.C. Whybark, “Manufacturing Practices: Differences that Matter” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 23, 1991. Reprinted in Issues and Challenges for the 90's, (R. Grubbström and H. Hinterhuber, eds.) Elsevier, 1991.

    Chikán A. and D.C. Whybark, “Cross National Comparison of Production Inventory Management Practices” Engineering Costs and Production Economics, Vol. 19, Nos. 1-3, 1990 (pp. 149-156).

    Whybark, D.C. and B.H. Rho, “Comparing Manufacturing Planning and Control Practices in Europe and Korea” International Journal of Production Research, Fall 1990.

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