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Developing Business Strategies and Identifying Risk Factors in Modern Organizations

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As there is a vast amount of information to consider when offering quality services, organizations have developed techniques for identifying risk factors to be taken into consideration when constructing effective business strategies. Developing Business Strategies and Identifying Risk Factors in Modern Organizations presents new methodologies currently being utilized to formulate and solve strategic issues in order to escape the jeopardy of possible business risks. By highlighting a multitude of sciences and their influences on modern organizations; this book is an essential reference for decision makers and researchers in business, industry, government, and academia.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Incorporating Culture and Competition for Status into Quantitative Financial Epidemiology Models
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE BASIC FINANCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY MODEL
    4. INCORPORATING CULTURE AND COMPETITION
    5. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  7. Chapter 2: How Can Success of IT Implementations Be Measured?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT CAN AFFECT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BI SYSTEMS?
    4. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS OF BI SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION EXAMINED: A CASE STUDY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 3: Selection of Market Entry Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. PAPER CONTENT: RESEARCH PHILOSOPHY
    5. 5.0 CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. APPENDIX
  9. Chapter 4: How Can Information Systems Improve Sustainable Procurement Policies?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SERVING THE SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING FUNCTION
    4. 3. GROUNDED THEORY TO IDENTIFY INFORMATION SYSTEMS’ CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT
    5. 4. PURCHASING INFORMATION SYSTEMS: NEW TOOLS FOR A NEW SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING POLICY
    6. 5. DISCUSSION
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 5: Strategic Turning Points in ICT Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RESEARCH DESIGN
    4. 3. THE MEANINGS OF STRATEGY AND STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES IN THIS RESEARCH
    5. 4. THE HISTORY OF NOKIA AND MOBILE PHONE BRANCH
    6. 5. THE STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OVER THE TURNING POINTS OF NOKIA
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 6: Holistic View on Unknown Unknowns in Project Risk Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: “REGULAR” AND “SUPERCRITICAL” UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 7: Exploring the Secret of Successful University Brands
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. SUCCESSFUL BRANDS
    5. UNIVERSITY BRANDING
    6. HE INSTITUTIONS AS CORPORATE BRANDS
    7. EXPLORING SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY BRANDS
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. FINDINGS
    10. DISCUSSION OF THE ‘BRAND STRENGTH INDEX’ (BSI)
    11. AN ABSOLUTE MEASURE OF UNIVERSITY SUCCESS? A COMPARISON BETWEEN EXTERNAL LEAGUE TABLES OF UK UNIVERSITIES AND IDENTIFIED SUCCESSFUL BRANDS
    12. THE ESSENCE OF THE SUCCESSFUL BRAND EXPLORED: LATEST THINKING
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. FURTHER RESEARCH
    15. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    16. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: ERP Misfit-Reduction Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. RELATED WORKS
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND HYPOTHESES
    6. RESEARCH METHOD
    7. RESULT
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. APPENDIX
  14. Chapter 9: An Integrated Model of Success in IT Outsourcing Relationships
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH MODEL AND METHODS
    5. MODEL DESCRIPTION
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH IN THE MEXICAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Business Process Complexity, System Complexity and Perceived Audit Quality
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
    5. AUDIT PROCESS
    6. CONTROL RISK
    7. RESEARCH METHOD
    8. RESULTS
    9. DISCUSSION
    10. LIMITATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. APPENDIX
  16. Chapter 11: Modeling Choice between Competing Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION RESEARCH
    4. ATTITUDES AND INTENTIONS IN CHOICE MODELS
    5. ALTERNATIVE CHOICE MODELS AND COMPARISON PROCESSES
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
    7. RESULTS
    8. LIMITATIONS OF THIS RESEARCH
    9. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
    12. APPENDIX A
    13. APPENDIX B
    14. APPENDIX C
  17. Related References
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors