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International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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There is a high demand in our society to adopt emerging technologies in all aspects of business and economic activity. As traditional business practices and economic activity are occurring in a global context, new areas of economic development are being recognized as the key enablers of wealth and income production. International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective discusses innovative solutions to research problems and high performance systems while emphasizing the role of IT and management for sustainable development. This book brings together academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the debate of technology related to international business and strategic management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. BOOK COVERAGE
  8. Chapter 1: The Intellectual Capital Navigator as a Strategic Tool
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 2: The Rise of “Environmental Sustainability Knowledge” in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEPENDENCE ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR ONGOING SUCCESS
    4. THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY KNOWLEDGE-BASED VIEW OF TOURISM OPERATORS
    5. THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT LIFE CYCLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY KNOWLEDGE
    6. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY KNOWLEDGE ENABLED BY IT
    7. ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING SYSTEMS
    8. EDUCATING STAFF ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY KNOWLEDGE
    9. EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY KNOWLEDGE
    10. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 3: Manoeuvring the Rough Commercial Landscape through Outsourcing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SMEs AS MALAYSIAN’S ECONOMIC BACKBONE
    4. OUTSOURCING AMONG SMEs IN MALAYSIA
    5. BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING
    6. OUTSOURCING AND PERFORMANCE
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: Knowledge Management Strategy as a Chance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVALUATION OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
    4. EXAMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AT SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
    5. POSSIBILITIES TO BREAK FREE, CHANCE OF SUCCESS
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 5: The Use of Vignette Experiments in Business Strategy Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VIGNETTE EXPERIMENTS
    4. METHOD
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: An Investigation into the Success Factors of Small Software Companies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. OUTLINE OF MAIN FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    7. LIMITATIONS OF RESEARCH
    8. FUTURE WORK
  14. Chapter 7: The Role of the Entrepreneur and Government in the Development of Korean Information Technology Firms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES
    4. METHODS
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Project Management in IT Type University Spin-Offs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. UNIVERSITY SPIN-OFF COMPANIES
    4. THE PROCESS OF UNIVERSITY SPIN-OFFS MANAGEMENT
    5. SPINNIG OFF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FROM UNIVERSITY
    6. COMARCH SUCCESS STORY
    7. PROJECT MANAGEMENT: INTRODUCTION
    8. THE IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ON PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION: SPIN-OFF AS A PROJECT-FOCUSED ORGANIZATION
    9. MANAGING AN IT PROJECT
    10. GOOD PRACTICE IN IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GUIDELINES FOR SPIN-OFF BUSINESSES
    11. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Strategic Success, Supply Chain Performance, and Social Media
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
    4. STRATEGY SUCCESS AND COMMUNICATION
    5. SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
    6. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    7. SUPPLY CHAIN AND SOCIAL MEDIA
    8. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  17. Chapter 10: A Comparative Study of Teachers’ and Engineering Students’ Enterprise 3.0 Application in Entrepreneurship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Managing Conflict in Workplace
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    4. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 12: Managerial Orientations and Digital Commerce Adoption in SMEs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 13: Knowledge, Knowledge Management, and Business Partnerships in SME Business Intelligence
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SMEs AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    4. THE SMEs BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
    5. THE SMEs KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    6. THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AND PARTNERS EVALUATION AT THE SMEs LEVEL
    7. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 14: Redefining “Business-Society Relations” for Japanese Corporations in China
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. 2. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
    4. 3. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. 4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND SURVEY RESULTS
    6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 15: Unlocking the “Base-of Pyramid” Readiness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE BOP ENTREPRENEURS: MALAYSIAN’S GROWING GAP
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 16: Exploring the Components of Intellectual Capital in Electrical and Electronics SMEs in Pakistan
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. COMPONENTS OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
    5. 4. SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs)
    6. 5. INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs)
    7. 6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    8. 7. DATA COLLECTION METHOD AND RESEARCH INSTRUMENT
    9. 8. RESEARCH FINDINGS
    10. 9. DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF RESPONDENTS
    11. 10. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 17: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in ICT Companies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DEFINITION OF TECHNOLOGY: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
    3. DEFINITION OF ICT SECTOR: THE DISCUSSION REMAINS OPEN
    4. A PICTURE OF ICT SECTOR IN A SMALL EUROPEAN ECONOMY: PORTUGAL
    5. WHY IS IMPORTANT STUDY ICT SECTOR, PARTICULARLY IN PORTUGAL?
    6. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ICT
    7. FAST GROWING “GAZELLES” AND ICT SECTOR
    8. EMPIRICAL STUDY
    9. A PICTURE OF PORTUGUESE ICT COMPANIES
    10. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  25. Chapter 18: Exporting vs. Domestic SMEs in Malaysia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors