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Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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It has become a widely-recognized fact that entrepreneurs and information technology have become the backbone of the world economy. The increasing penetration of IT in society and in most of industries/businesses, as well as the joining forces of entrepreneurship and innovation in the economy, reinforce the need for a leading and authoritative research handbook to disseminate leading edge findings about entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of IT from an international perspective.

Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents current studies on the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development, implementation, and application of information technology worldwide, as well as providing academics, entrepreneurs, managers, and practitioners with up-to-date, comprehensive, and rigorous research-based articles on the formation and implementation of effective strategies and business plans.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgment
  4. Information Technology Innovations
    1. Ambient Intelligent (AmI) Systems Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE
      4. TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    2. Interoperability Concept Supporting Network Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTEROPERABILITY CONCEPT
      4. INNOVATION BOUNDARIES
      5. KNOWLEDGE INTERFACE AND PUNCTUAL INNOVATION
      6. INNOVATION NETWORK ENVIRONMENT, CASE MEDICAL HEALTHCARE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    3. Heritage Tourism Portal Web Page Design with Factor and Correlation Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PORTAL FUNCTION
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. METRIC FOR PORTAL DESIGN
      7. FUTURE PROSPECTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
  5. IT Management and Corporate Governance
    1. Effectiveness of Information Technology Governance: Perceptions of Board Directors and Senior Managers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. TRIANGULATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Performance Measurement in the SMEs in the Information Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDING & DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
  6. IT Entrepreneurship and E-Business
    1. The Role of Web Sites and E-Commerce in the Development of Global Start-Ups
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GLOBAL START-UPS' WEB SITES AND E-COMMERCE
      5. GLOBAL START-UPS: CASE STUDIES
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION: THE E-COMMERCE STAIRWAY
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS
    2. E-Commerce Innovation in SMEs: A Motivation-Ability Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. MANAGING E-COMMERCE INNOVATION IN SMEs
      5. DISCUSSION AND TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. E-Entrepreneurship: The Principles of Founding Electronic Ventures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE NET ECONOMY
      4. FOUNDING ELECTRONIC VENTURES
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
    4. The Relationship Between Internet Entrepreneurs, Idea Generation, and Porter's Generic Strategies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A SUMMARY OF SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY RESEARCH
      4. THE INTERNET ENVIROMENT
      5. IDEA GENERATION FOR BUSINESS INTERNET USE
      6. INTERNET START-UP STRATEGIES
      7. STRATEGIC POSTURES FOR INTERNET FIRMS
      8. DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      9. SPOT RUNNER
      10. GLASSESDIRECT.CO.UK
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS
  7. Networks and Partnerships
    1. Integrating E-Supply Networks: The Need to Manage Information Flows and Develop E-Platforms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    2. Virtual Teams in Health Care: Maximising Team Effectiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDY: THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE ADMISSION RISK PROGRAM CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
      6. FURTHER ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      7. THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF VIRTUAL TEAM EFFECTIVENESS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    3. APPENDIX: SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF THE VIRTUAL TEAMS EFFECTIVENESS SURVEY
    4. Rhizomic Network Analysis: Toward a Better Understanding of Knowledge Dynamics of Innovation in Business Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE APPROACH OF RHIZOMIC NETWORK ANALYSIS: CENTRAL ASSUMPTIONS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. ENDNOTES
    5. Toward the Conceptual Model of Continuous Improvement Teamworking: A Participant Observation Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EMERGENCE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TEAMWORKING APPROACH
      4. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND TEAMWORKING
      5. VIRTUAL TEAMWORKING
      6. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TEAMWORKING APPROACH
      7. THE PROPOSED CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TEAMWORK MODEL
      8. METHODOLOGY
      9. DESCRIPTIVE OBSERVATIONS FOCUSED OBSERVATIONS SELECTIVE OBSERVATIONS
      10. IMPLICATIONS AND KEY ISSUES
      11. OBSERVATIONS AND CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
    6. Cooperation Between Universities and ICT Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: EXAMPLES OF COOPERATION
      5. FUTURE TRENDS: EDUCATION POLICY
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
    7. Trust in Organizations: An Islamic Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEADER-FOLLOWERS RELATIONSHIP
      5. LEADER-CUSTOMERS RELATIONSHIP
      6. FUTURE TREND/RESEARCH POSSIBILITIES
      7. CONCLUSION/SUMMARY
      8. REFERENCES
  8. Innovation and Knowledge Management
    1. Supporting Innovation Through Knowledge Management in the Extended Enterprise
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEMS ADDRESSED
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    2. E-Learning and Knowledge Management in the Global Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: THE LINK EXPLORED
      3. GENERATION Y: A BACKGROUND
      4. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: POTENTIAL TO MERGE WITH A NEW GENERATION
      5. FULL CIRCLE: IMPROVING LEARNING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT WITH IT: FUTURE TRENDS AND CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    3. E-Learning: The Cornerstone to Transferring Entrepreneurship Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS
  9. Innovation Process
    1. Innovations from Business Process Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ORGANIZATIONAL COORDINATION
      5. MANAGEMENT INNOVATION
      6. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT EXEMPLIES THE PROCESS APPROACH
      7. ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT & DEMAND-DRIVEN SUPPLY NETWORKS
      8. SENSE, INTERPRET, DECIDE, ACT LOOP (SIDA)
      9. THE INTERPRETIVE ROLE
      10. THE FUTURE OF PROCESS MODELS IN BUSINESS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS
    2. Performance Measurement in Innovation Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATION
      4. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
      5. NEW INNOVATION PROCESSES
      6. UNDERSTANDING INNOVATIONS BY MODELS AND MEASUREMENTS
      7. FUTURE TRENDS: PERMETER—MEASUREMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    3. Finding and Growing Innovators: Keeping Ahead of the Competition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, AND PROBLEMS
      5. THE SOLUTION
      6. SAMPLE POPULATIONS AND DATA ANALYSIS
      7. FINDINGS
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING INNOVATORS
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEVELOPING INNOVATORS
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ENDNOTE
    4. International Dimensions of Innovation in Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SEVEN DIMENSIONS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS
        1. The Seven Dimensions
    5. Disruptions in Global Industries Caused by Controversial Technologies: The Case of Lead-Free Soldering in Electronics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMEWORK FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF CONTROVERSIAL TECHNOLOGIES
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. MECHANISMS IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF LEAD-BEARING ELECTRONICS
      6. CONSEQUENCES IN THE ELECTRONICS VALUE CREATION CHAIN
      7. CONCLUSION: MANAGERIAL CHALLENGES WITH CONTROVERSIAL TECHNOLOGIES
      8. REFERENCES
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index