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Information Acquisitions and Sharing through Inter-Organizational Collaboration

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Interorganizational cooperation between partners, markets, and business leaders is an important facet of business and maintaining organizational competitiveness. Understanding how to effectively collaborate with partners in other organizations is an important skill for the success of all parties. Information Acquisitions and Sharing through Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Impacts of Business Performance in China discusses the effectiveness and impact of trust, e-business diffusion, and organizational processes on business performance in cooperative scenarios. Incorporating data from over 500 organizations in China’s manufacturing sector, this book is an essential reference for business leaders, CEOs, senior managers, and all other members of organizations seeking to better collaborate with their partners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
    1. MAIN FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT ENLIGHTENMENT
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    3. CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY
    4. REFERENCES
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH QUESTION
    4. RESEARCH SIGNIFICANCE
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. KEY DEFINITIONS
    7. DELIMITATIONS OF SCOPE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTE
  8. Chapter 2: Brief Introduction of Wenzhou Electrical Industry Cluster
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE FAMOUS WENZHOU COLLABORATION CULTURE
    4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY
    5. ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS
    6. THE UNIQUE VALUE OF THE RESEARCH IN WENZHOU AREA
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: The Recognization of Collaboration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VARIOUS FACETS OF COLLABORATION
    4. FOUNDATIONS OF COLLABORATION
    5. DEVELOPMENT OF E-BUSINESS AND E-COLLABORATION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTE
  10. Chapter 4: Literature Review
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COLLABORATION ELEMENTS
    4. THE COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT: TRUST
    5. ORGANIZATION CAPACITY IN INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
    6. BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR COLLABORATION
    7. GAPS IN THE LITERATURE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTE
  11. Chapter 5: The Research Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TRUST AND COLLABORATION: FACTORS AND HYPOTHESIS
    4. ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITIES, COLLABORATION AND E-BUSINESS DIFFUSION: FACTORS AND HYPOTHESISES
    5. DOWNSTREAM INFLUENCING FACTORS AND HYPOTHESISES
    6. THE RESEARCH MODEL
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTE
  12. Chapter 6: Research Methodology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH PARADIGMS
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTE
  13. Chapter 7: Pilot Study Findings
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CASE BACKGROUND OF DG
    4. CASE BACKGROUND OF HG
    5. CASE BACKGROUND OF JEA
    6. CASE BACKGROUND OF ZG
    7. CASE BACKGROUND OF ZE
    8. CASE BACKGROUND OF QE
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTE
  14. Chapter 8: Revised Attributes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUST IN THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY
    4. THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITIES FOR COLLABORATION
    5. THE IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF COLLABORATION
    6. THE IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF E-BUSINESS DIFFUSION
    7. THE SELECTION OF THE REVISED ATTRIBUTES
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTE
  15. Chapter 9: Data Analysis and Validation of the Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
    4. TESTING THE MEASUREMENT MODEL
    5. THE MAIN ADOPTED E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR USEFULNESS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTE
  16. Chapter 10: Discussion and Research Innovation and Management Enlightenment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH
    4. RESEARCH INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT ENLIGHTENMENT
    5. LIMITATION AND FURTHER RESEARCHES
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTE
  17. Appendix 1
  18. Appendix 2
  19. Appendix 3
  20. Appendix 4
    1. TOTAL VARIANCE EXPLAINED
  21. Appendix 5
    1. MODEL FIT SUMMARY OF THE INITIAL MODEL RESEARCH MODEL
  22. Appendix 6
    1. GUIDELINE FOR THE PILOT STUDY INTERVIEW
    2. SECTION A: A GENERAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS
    3. SECTION B: Opinion / Perceptions
    4. SECTION C: RANKING OF FACTOR
    5. SECTION D: E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES
    6. SECTION E: GENERAL QUESTION AND COMMENTS
  23. Appendix 7
    1. QUESTIONNAIRE
    2. SECTION A: A GENERAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS
    3. SECTION B: OPINION / PERCEPTIONS
    4. SECTION C: E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES
    5. SECTION D: GENERAL QUESTION AND COMMENTS
  24. Appendix 8
    1. ADDITIONAL READING: HOW ELECTRICAL BUSINESSES USE INFORMATION SHARING AND COLLABORATION – HG’S RESPONSE TO THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
    2. BACKGROUND REVIEW OF HG
    3. THE PRESSURE FROM EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCES
    4. REACTION FROM HG
    5. RE-ENGINEER A RESPONSIVE E-ENTERPRISE STRATEGICALLY
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  25. Appendix 9
    1. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Author