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E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies

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Electronic business plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services and payments.E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies explores the relevance and impact of enterprise competitiveness, its role in the support of new organizational models, and its drivers and barriers to e-business development, as well as the presentation of state-of-the-art enabling technologies. This book book provides researchers, scholars, and professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and discussions in the e-business discipline.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
    1. ABOUT THE SUBJECT
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    3. EXPECTATIONS
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Managerial Issues
    1. Chapter 1: SMEs and E-Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. E-BUSINESS ADOPTION BY SMES
      5. FACTORS AFFECTING E-BUSINESS ADOPTION AND ASSIMILATION
      6. STRATEGIC ISSUES IN E-BUSINESS ADOPTION BY SMES
      7. POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Strategic E-Business/ IT Alignment for SME Competitiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. E-BUSINESS AND IT STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: SME Managers’ Required Entrepreneurship and Business Competences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. COMPETENCES OF AN SME MANAGER
      6. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK
    4. Chapter 4: Preparing for Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MANAGING KNOWLEDGE IN SMES
      4. IDENTIFYING KNOWLEDGE ACTIVITIES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Business Agility and Process Agility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIEWPOINTS ON BUSINESS PROCESSES
      4. CONVERSATIONS
      5. PROCESS MODELS
      6. ROLE PROCESSES
      7. AGILE ROLE PROCESSES
      8. COOPERATIVE OBJECTS
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: E-Procurement Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. AUCTIONS VERSUS NEGOTIATIONS
      5. MULTI AGENT ARCHITECTURE
      6. NEGOTIATION PROCESS
      7. BEST SUPPLIER AUCTION (BSA)
      8. MODIFIED VICKREY AUCTION (MVA)
      9. ONE SHOT AUCTIONS
      10. SIMULATION RESULTS
      11. CONCLUSIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCHES
    7. Chapter 7: Well-Being and E-Business as an Influential Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES (SME)
      4. E-BUSINESS
      5. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
      6. WELL-BEING
      7. SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING
      8. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
      9. APPLICATION OF SR CONCEPT IN SME'S AGAINST DISADVANTAGES OF E-BUSINESS IN TERMS OF WELL-BEING
      10. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Copying with Dynamic Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ‘INTEGRATED E-OPERATIONS’ [IO]
      4. THE CASE OF ‘SME’ UNDER ‘INTEGRATED E-OPERATIONS’
      5. BRIDGING THE GAPS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Applications, Surveys and Case Studies
    1. Chapter 9: SME Adoption and Use of ICT for Networked Trading Purposes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. SAMPLE
      6. FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. Appendix
    2. Chapter 10: Collaborative Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NETWORKED ENTERPRISE
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF A NETWORK
      5. KNOWLEDGE SHARING CHALLENGES FOR SMES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: E-Sourcing Electronic Platforms in Real Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. ECONSTROI CASE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Search Engine Marketing in Small and Medium Companies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Information and Technology Management (ITM)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORICAL REFERENCE
      4. METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES
      5. ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 14: E-Commerce Penetration in the SADC Region
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXPLORATORY STUDIES
      5. E-COMMERCE PENETRATION IN THE SADC REGION
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 15: Conservation of Information and e-Business Success and Challenges
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. THEORY
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. E-GOVERNMENT
      6. E-BUSINESS
      7. E-SOCIETY
      8. TIPONET
      9. CHALLENGES
      10. SUCCESS: INTEGRATED TAXATION ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION SYSTEM (M-ITAIS)
      11. DISCUSSION
      12. LESSON LEARNED AND FUTURE TRENDS
      13. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 16: The Diffusion of Internet Technology in Rural Minnesota
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors