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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 195 - March 2022): Springer Nature Publications
Recommending Books for Purchase(Bulletin 195 - March 2022): Springer Nature Publications
Subject Areas: Entrepreneurship, Decision Sciences, Innovations, Information Systems, Family Business, Corporate Governance, Economics, Business & Mnagement
Socioeconomic Dynamics of the COVID-19 Crisis by Nezameddin Faghih (Editor); Amir Forouharfar (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-14
Description: This book depicts and reveals the socioeconomic dynamics of the COVID-19 crisis, and its global, regional, and local perspectives. Explicitly interdisciplinary, this volume embraces a wide spectrum of topics across economics, business, public management, psychology, and public health. Written by global experts, each chapter offers a snapshot of an emerging aspect of the COVID-19 crisis for the benefit of academics and students, as well as the institutional, economic, social, and developmental policymakers and health practitioners on the ground.
Contextual Strategic Entrepreneurship by Nezameddin Faghih (Editor); Amir Forouharfar (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-07
Description: This edited volume discusses the contextual nature of strategic entrepreneurship. It unfolds the concept of context in strategic entrepreneurship and demonstrates how entrepreneurial strategies differ among various countries, societies, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Written by global experts in strategic entrepreneurship research, chapters discuss emerging issues in the field such as barriers to strategic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial resourced-based view, mixed embeddedness, social media marketing, competitiveness in small enterprises, strategic learning, and the triple helix approach to university-business-government strategic cooperation. Affirming that strategic decisions, planning, and formulations are greatly context-related endeavors and hence any true understanding of entrepreneurial strategy starts with appropriate understanding of relevant context, this volume makes a vital contribution to the discussion of strategic entrepreneurship.
Artisan and Handicraft Entrepreneurs by Léo-Paul Dana (Editor); Veland Ramadani (Editor); Ramo Palalic (Editor); Aidin Salamzadeh (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-28
Description: In handicrafts and artisanal products, industry has witnessed both a technological shift and a renewed interest among customers, especially after the challenges and limitations of mass production became evident under the COVID-19 pandemic. This book portrays the worldwide development of this trend, the nature of entrepreneurship in these industries, and the unique challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face. The book shows how these businesses are gaining a resurgence due to customers preferring ethical, regional, and climate-friendly options to fulfill their needs. The chapters focus on artisan entrepreneurs' contribution to society by not only creating businesses, but also in terms of tourism development. The book reiterates that artisan entrepreneurs enable crucial cultural connections with tradition due to their affinity to a region, city, village, or community. Small business and entrepreneurship researchers as well as policymakers in the cultural sector would benefit from this book.
The International Dimension of Entrepreneurial Decision-Making by Andrea Caputo (Editor); Massimiliano M. Pellegrini (Editor); Marina Dabić (Editor); Léo-Paul Dana (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-04
Description: This book focuses on understanding the international behaviours of SMEs, entrepreneurial ventures, and entrepreneurs. The collection of contributions gathered in the book highlights the importance of cultures, contexts and behaviours that pertain to the international entrepreneurship arena. The respective chapters address topics such as entrepreneurial cognition, international entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation, international market entry decisions, family SMEs, international human resources management, cross-cultural and indigenous entrepreneurship, social capital and sustainability in international markets. All contributions are based on the latest empirical and theoretical research, and provide key findings and concrete recommendations for scholars, entrepreneurs, organizations and policy makers.
Strategic Innovation by João Leitão (Editor); Vanessa Ratten (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-28
Description: This edited book focuses on strategic aspects of innovation in the context of resilience during and after a crisis. It investigates the strategies that firms utilize in order to cope with change especially in the competitive global marketplace. The book contends that, by design, entrepreneurship is strategic and innovative in every decision and action of a business. The goal of this book is to focus on the innovation and resilience behind these strategies in order to understand the business motivations. In particular, it focuses on the uncertainties initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the growing research and practice experiences of resilient entrepreneurial businesses and innovations that continued to be stable and successful. The book thus extends current research on strategic entrepreneurship by integrating it with the field of resilience. This will help to bridge the gap between practice and theory with regard to strategic entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it enables an effective advancement of strategic entrepreneurship research in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strategic Entrepreneurship by Nezameddin Faghih (Editor); Amir Forouharfar (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-12
Description: The result of the application of strategic management philosophy to the nexus of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economy, strategic entrepreneurship fosters sustainable development and competitiveness. This volume provides an introduction to the theories of strategic entrepreneurship and accounts of their real-world applications in the entrepreneurial sector. The book is divided into three parts. Chapters in Part I discuss strategic entrepreneurship dynamics and mechanisms. Chapters in Part II focus on strategic entrepreneurship concepts and theories. Chapters in Part III provide global examples of strategic entrepreneurship practices in action. Presenting a view of strategic entrepreneurship across diverse sectors and industries, this edited volume will be attractive to researchers and students interested in management, entrepreneurship, economics, public administration, and public policy, as well as corporate strategists, managers, and policymakers looking to integrate the principles of strategic entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial Innovation by Vanessa Ratten (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-11-27
Description: This book explores and asserts that there are many different types of innovation but in order to bring about fundamental change to society the innovation must be entrepreneurial. The aim of this edited book is to focus on different elements of entrepreneurial innovation in order to understand emerging issues and trends. This book shows how this enables an increase in research attention placed on how entrepreneurial innovation must have a strategic intent in order to facilitate societal change. The role of competition in enabling organizations to utilise innovation that is cutting edge is discussed with the goal of bringing together the disparate literature on entrepreneurship and innovation in terms of international competitiveness. This book presents at length examinations on how entrepreneurship can facilitate healthier strategy and competition in organisations and beyond.
Climate Change Adaption Framework and Youth Entrepreneurship in West Africa by Andrew Simmons
Publication Date: 2021-10-23
Description: This book's purpose is to highlight the development challenges and successes of implementing the Youth Climate Change Adaptation Development Framework in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Over the past decade, Sierra Leone has experienced a series of development challenges, including internal conflict and Ebola outbreaks in most recent times. The dire unemployment situation in Sierra Leone is compounded by the emergence of climate change that negatively impacts all aspects of daily life and wellbeing, and the education and training provided do not prepare young people adequately for the job market. Therefore, building youth resilience to adapt to the impact of climate change and other development problems is a significant development challenge faced by policymakers in Sierra Leone. The government, through funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB), has provided support for the implementation of a Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Project (YEEP) to reinforce the employability of Sierra Leone Youth as well as enhance their entrepreneurship and employment skills through the development of a framework that integrates education and vocational institutions with job market demand and supply. This approach has resulted in strengthening the occupational levels in the youth population segments of the country. This book discusses the objectives and outcomes of this project, including curricula for Sustainable Construction, training of counselors and administrators, providing youths with supervisory skills, and developing tools to assess youth development institutions' weaknesses and enhance institutional capacity to deliver climate change adaption for sustainable development programmes. The book can be used by policymakers from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and LDCs in Africa and Asia. It can be used by researchers working on Climate Change, Education, Sustainable Development, emphasising Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in both developing and developed countries. It can also be used by practitioners involved in implementing innovations in youth development, employment, entrepreneurship, sustainable livelihoods initiatives, climate change adaptation, and mitigation. These practitioners and researchers would find this book an invaluable resource to support their work in the field.
The Emergence of Social Entrepreneurship by Virginia Simón-Moya; María Rodríguez-García
Publication Date: 2021-09-10
Description: The rise of hybrid ventures is proof that another way of doing business is possible. Many developments in the last 15 years highlight the significance of social entrepreneurship: the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize to Grameen Bank, the efforts of scholars in studying social ventures, and the new academic programs at Ivy League universities, as well as the creation of indices such as the United Nations Human Development Index to measure non-economic issues. This book portrays these as strong indicators to support the development and sustenance of a market-based economy that also imbibes social progress and human values. This book emphasizes that awareness of the conditions under which social start-ups emerge is crucial. The authors provide a thorough and empirical analysis of the emergence of social entrepreneurship using the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data as well as case studies from practice. From the perspective of individuals, they examine the most important characteristics of social entrepreneurs, and from a macro perspective, social ventures are studied as agents of change. A handpicked collection of successful cases of social ventures also provides the reader with an awareness of the best practices.
Empirical International Entrepreneurship by Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi (Editor); Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji (Editor); Léo-Paul Dana (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-05-22
Description: This handbook is focused on the analytical dimension in researching international entrepreneurship. It offers a diverse collection of chapters focused on qualitative and quantitative methods that are being practised and can be used by future researchers in the field of international entrepreneurship. The qualitative cluster covers articles, conceptual and empirical chapters as well as literature reviews, whereas the quantitative cluster analyses international entrepreneurship through a broad range of statistical methods such as regressions, panel data, structural equation modelling as well as decision-making and optimisation models in certain and uncertain circumstances. This book is essential reading for researchers, scholars and practitioners who want to learn and implement new methods in analysing entrepreneurial opportunities across national borders.
Women's Entrepreneurship in STEM Disciplines by Michaela Mari (Editor); Sara Poggesi (Editor); Lene Foss (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-09-27
Description: This book presents scholarly reflections on women's entrepreneurial propensity and on women's entrepreneurship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Contributing to a country's innovativeness and competitiveness, women entrepreneurs also promote healthy social and economic growth and act as mentors and role models for younger women. However, the low involvement of women in STEM, which begins at education, affects the share of women entrepreneurs in these fields. The authors address these issues and highlight the output of research studies by bringing together both global and country-specific evidence. Researchers and policymakers interested in advancing women's entrepreneurship, especially in STEM, will particularly benefit from this book.
Entrepreneurship Quality Index (EQI) by Nezameddin Faghih; Lida Sarreshtehdari; Ebrahim Bonyadi
Publication Date: 2021-08-29
Description: This book tackles the perplexing problem of how to capture the qualitative differences that exist in entrepreneurship at any given point in time or across time, by presenting a novel qualitative index: Entrepreneurship Quality Index (EQI). This comprehensive composite index is based on recognized interactions among different factors affecting intensity and types of entrepreneurial activity, which in turn is impacting the well-being. It brings qualitative differences in entrepreneurship depending on time and space into calculation of the composite index. Besides, EQI is the missing piece of the entrepreneurship puzzle, and the quality of entrepreneurship is a significant factor that shows why less developed countries do not achieve higher levels of economic growth, despite their high rate of entrepreneurial activities. This book does a masterful job in explaining the diversity of existing perspectives, their contributions, and their shortfalls. It applies rigorous tools of mathematical statistics and quality engineering, such as Bayes' rule, maximum likelihood estimation, six sigma algorithm, and standardization equation, to derive and introduce EQI, as a novel operations research model. It offers a number of important ideas and insights as to how the quality of entrepreneurship can be measured more accurately. It also illustrates the proposed approaches showing their efficacy across time. The proposed solutions are logical and empirically sound; they represent an important leap in thinking about the quality of entrepreneurship. Its contribution is crucial and timely -- one that will be well recognized by researchers worldwide. They give a much-needed framework along with the necessary tools to evaluate and measure entrepreneurial activities.
Legal-Economic Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Management by Nezameddin Faghih (Editor); Ali Hussein Samadi (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-04-08
Description: The study of dynamics of institutional change in emerging markets are subjects of great interest in contemporary political economy. The dynamics and quality of institutional change can have significant impacts on the long-run performance of economies, economic growth and development of nations, and play a fundamental role in societies. It provides a comprehensive understanding of legal-economic institutions, and sheds light on the way to global peace by producing a better understanding of the dynamics of historical change. Topics range from institutional uncertainty, hybrid market order and labor market institutions, to good governance of institutions and WTO rules as trade institutions, as well as entrepreneurship and institutional change in emerging markets, and the role of modern technologies. This edited volume emphasizes legal-economic institutions, and the role of management and entrepreneurship on dynamics, trends, and implications of institutional change in emerging markets. Presenting research articles by eminent scholars and experts engaged in education and research, who address and discuss the most recent issues in the field, they reveal new insights into the dynamics of institutional change for researchers interested in development of new theories and comparative studies, especially in the era of emerging markets. The book is appealing to a wide range of global audience, can serve as a useful reference work in education and research, offers innovative and productive discussions, and can satisfy scholarly and intellectual interests, regarding institutional development and a broad spectrum of its interactions with functioning of markets and economies.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education in China by Xiaozhou Xu
Publication Date: 2021-08-03
Description: This book explains the strategic appeal of innovation and entrepreneurship education based on the systematic analysis of the key characteristics and constraints of China's economic transformation and upgrading. The book presents results related to studying the common trends of innovation and entrepreneurship education at the times of economic globalization and the experience of major countries, exploring the cultivation model of key innovation and entrepreneurship talents and mechanism of the innovation and entrepreneurship education ecosystem. Based on ecology and system theory, this book puts forward the concept of "global ecology" to explain the complex relationship among various elements in the process of innovation and entrepreneurship education.
Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Innovations by Maribel Guerrero (Editor); David Urbano (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-06-02
Description: Evidence suggests that economies with technology transfer initiatives provide a better supply of high-quality jobs and tend to be characterized by entrepreneurs with higher innovation contributions. This book explores the effectiveness of technology transfer policies and legislation on entrepreneurial innovation in a non-US context. It analyses the theoretical, empirical and managerial implications behind the success of technology transfer polices and legislations in stimulating entrepreneurial innovation; analyses which other contextual condition (e.g., culture) are necessary for successful implementation; and explores the extent and level of replication of US policies (e.g., Bayh-Dole Act, Small Business Innovation Research [SBIR] program) in other national and regional systems. In addition, this book looks at the effect technology transfer policies have on the adoption of open innovation and open science.
Resilience, Entrepreneurship and ICT by Jantje Halberstadt (Editor); Jorge Marx Gómez (Editor); Jean Greyling (Editor); Tulimevava Kaunapawa Mufeti (Editor); Helmut Faasch (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-09-28
Description: This book is based on the work of the YEEES Research Centre, an international network of scientists from partner universities in Germany, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. It presents inter- and transdisciplinary research that explores different ways of understanding resilience, an essential characteristic for systems, organizations and people - providing them with strength in the face of attacks and challenges, and both enabling and fostering constant adaptation and improvement. Building resilience to face today's ever-changing societal and environmental realities requires unbiased research activities that transcend the borders of countries and academic disciplines alike. The research addressed in this book, thus, is multidisciplinary and includes contributions to areas such as sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and smart communities, as well as groundbreaking work on skills development and ICT education. Highlighting the variety of research activities and their outcomes, this book offers a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of sustainable resilience development.
Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities by Cathy Yang Liu (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-08-03
Description: This book draws on evidence from global cities around the world and explores various dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship and urban development. It provides a substantive contribution to the existing literature in several ways. First of all, it pursues a comparative approach, with case studies from both the global north and global south, so as to broaden the theoretical framework in this area especially as pertinent to emerging economies. Second, it covers multiple scales, from local community place-making, to urban contexts of reception, to transnational networks and connections. Third, it combines approaches and research methods from numerous disciplines, investigating entry dynamics, trends and patterns, business performance, challenges, and the impact of immigrant entrepreneurship in urban areas. Finally, it pays particular attention to current international experiences regarding urban policies on immigrant entrepreneurship. Given its scope, the book will be an enlightening read for anyone interested in immigration, entrepreneurship and urban development issues around the globe. As global cities around the world continue to attract both domestic migrants and international migrants to their bustling metropolises, immigrant entrepreneurship is emerging as an important urban phenomenon that calls for careful examination. From Chinatown in New York, to Silicon Valley in San Francisco, to Little Africa in Guangzhou, immigrant-owned businesses are not only changing the business landscape in their host communities, but also transforming the spatial, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of cities and regions.
The Importance of New Technologies and Entrepreneurship in Business Development: in the Context of Economic Diversity in Developing Countries by Bahaaeddin Alareeni (Editor); Allam Hamdan (Editor); Islam Elgedawy (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-03-13
Description: This book introduces the students, researchers and practitioners into the subject and enabling technologies and applications pertaining to of technology, entrepreneurship and business development through research articles, case studies etc. It is primarily intended for academic purposes for learners of computer Science, management, accounting and information systems disciplines, economics,- entrepreneurship. Publishing chapters in the book is new innovative idea to spread the book in the Middle East and Arab countries and make the book achieve more sales. As many students in all levels, graduates and undergraduates in addition to research, professionals are not able to get sufficient resources because of the language concern.
Entrepreneurial Essence in Family Businesses by Bernardo Bertoldi
Publication Date: 2022-01-06
Description: This monograph seeks to identify the mechanism that successfully guides the continuity of the family business through generations. Different perspectives have been used through years: from the identification of the entrepreneurial characteristics to the succession model implemented, and to the educational path for the next generations of entrepreneurs. In this context, the book focuses the attention on the link between different generations of entrepreneurs. In particular, it presents and analyzes the evolutive circle of the family business among generations. This approach permits a holistic view of the intergenerational entrepreneurship within the entrepreneurial families and their businesses. Once intergenerational entrepreneurship has been deeply described, two areas in which the next generation must excel are analyzed: the adaptation to the evolution of the external environment, and the leadership attitude. The author's central message is that evolution happens when the entrepreneurial processes are absorbed by the next generation through the learning of heuristics. Having a leadership style is more than setting a vision, which has to do with strategy and taking important decisions.
Indian Entrepreneurship by Jay Mitra (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-17
Description: This book provides cutting-edge insights into factors, issues and instruments that foster entrepreneurship and innovation in its various guises ,in India - the fastest growing economy in the world today. India's future is predicated upon the capabilities of its people and organisations to identify and develop new products, services, types of organization and new forms of economic and social engagement with producers, consumers, institutions,and her citizens. The book addresses four critical factors - people, technology, organisations and society. It evaluates how Indian entrepreneurs utilise their range of key skills and entrepreneurial competencies in local and transnational environments. It explores how software and technological development, and the reorganisation of the public research infrastructure, are leading to a transformation of our organisations and our capacity to develop new ones. Further, it examines the role of socially-unity-driven entrepreneurship and community-based innovation centred round the arts and culture in urban and rural settings, in promoting socially oriented transformation. The book aims to offer a small but rich portfolio of India's unique entrepreneurial capabilities.
Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Sector by Luísa Carvalho (Editor); Conceição Rego (Editor); Maria Raquel Lucas (Editor); Adriana Noronha (Editor); María Isabel Sánchez-Hernández (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-06-10
Description: "The fourth sector" is a relatively new sector that consists of for-benefit organizations that combine market-based approaches of the private sector with the social and environmental aims of the public and non-profit sectors. This book examines trends of entrepreneurship in the fourth sector, describes specific ecosystems fostering new ventures around the world, and characterizes the most common and innovative business models. It covers as well the main effects, among others, of technological change, innovation, and institutional behavior on the sector in the last years.
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Sector by María Isabel Sánchez-Hernández (Editor); Luísa Carvalho (Editor); Conceição Rego (Editor); Maria Raquel Lucas (Editor); Adriana Noronha (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-08-07
Description: "The fourth sector" consists of for-benefit organizations that combine market-based approaches of the private sector with the social and environmental aims of the public and non-profit sectors. This book examines successful experiences around the world in entrepreneurship in the fourth sector in recent times. The chapters also reveal the pivotal role of the public sector collaboration with private entities in solving the problems of humanity.
Entrepreneurship and the Market Process by Arielle John (Editor); Diana W. Thomas (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-15
Description: What is the significance of entrepreneurship in an economy? Scholars have argued that when the market is viewed as a process of perpetual adjustment to various forces, and not as a set of end-state prices and quantities simply arrived at, the role of the entrepreneur comes to the fore. What then are fruitful ways to conceive of the phenomenon of entrepreneurship? How do entrepreneurs both respond to and shape larger forces in the economy? In what ways can political institutions and government regulation shape the decisions made by entrepreneurs, and their responsiveness to consumers? How does the cultural environment influence the types of opportunities that an entrepreneur will notice and act on? Finally, is entrepreneurial behavior strictly limited to activity we see in the market? This edited volume--comprised of chapters by scholars and students studying from the disciplines of sociology and economics--examines entrepreneurship theoretically and applied to various cases. It provides an overview of the economic literature on entrepreneurship and puts forth a framework for understanding the market process, as well the policy implications of government intervention and cultural considerations in the market. It will be of use to any scholars, students, practitioners or policymakers interested in entrepreneurship.
Intellectual Property, Design Innovation, and Entrepreneurship by Matthias Hillner
Publication Date: 2021-01-31
Description: This book focuses on intellectual property (IP) in the context of product innovation and design-led start-up management. A distinguished feature is that it analyses innovation-related scenarios within their continuously changing contexts. IP is discussed in relation to the way in which its value changes over time as a venture matures. The book reveals how IP strategies can enhance a start-up's survival prospects and its growth potential if they are connected systematically to other business development attributes. Being mainly addressed to enterprising designers, it may also support business administration programmes, innovation hubs, design educators, incubator managers, as well as business coaches and IP attorneys who support creatives and inventors. All in all, this book offers a unique and timely strategic guidance in the field of design and innovation management. "Design and design rights have long been overlooked in the plethora of studies on the links between IPR and innovation. Matthias Hillner's thoughtful and eloquent journey provides a contemporary and meaningful analysis which will no doubt assist governments, economists, academics and designers' better understanding of design in the context of successful business strategies and IPR. Given design's significant contribution to global economies, I am confident it will offer much needed guidance." Dids Macdonald OBE, founder CEO of Anticopying in Design (ACID) "This is an immensely practical book for designers and entrepreneurs who want to understand the issues of IP, product innovation, and business development. With clear explanations, many vivid examples, and strategically useful tips, it will be a valuable resource for creative minds at all levels of experience. A serious book but written with a sensitive touch on how to protect new ideas." Richard Buchanan, Professor of Design, Management, and Innovation, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
The Digital Platform Economy Index 2020 by Zoltan J. Acs; László Szerb; Eva Komlosi; Esteban Lafuente
Publication Date: 2022-01-05
Description: This book presents the 2020 Digital Platform Economy Index (DPE Index). The DPE Index integrates two separate but related literatures on ecosystems, namely, the digital ecosystem and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This new framework situates digital entrepreneurship within the broader context of users, platforms, and institutions, such that two biotic entities (users and agents) actuate individual agency, and two abiotic components (digital infrastructure and digital platforms) form the external environment. The DPE Index framework includes 12 pillars that integrate the digital and the entrepreneurship ecosystems. Here, the authors report on the DPE Index, the four sub-indices, and the 12 pillar values for 116 countries as well as provide a cluster analysis based on the 12 pillars.
Business Recovery in Emerging Markets by Andrée Marie López-Fernández (Editor); Antonia Terán-Bustamante (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-24
Description: The book analyzes the recovery process of different industries and sectors from the global health pandemic, as well as its collateral effects. Focusing on emerging markets, it examines the underlying factors that have impeded recovery and how businesses in various sectors have (or have not) responded. The chapters take both a micro and macro approach, surveying the topic from both organizational and national perspectives. Divided into sections on public policy, innovation, and social responsibility, this work explores the parameters of business and economic perspectives for the construction of effective models to pursue an effective recovery. It will appeal to scholars studying how business responds in the new normal.
Managing Disruptions in Business by Rajagopal (Editor); Ramesh Behl (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-12
Description: This volume discusses business disruptions as strategic to gain market competitiveness. It analyzes the convergence of innovation and technology, business practices, public policies, political ideologies, and consumer values to strengthen competitive business practices through disruptions. Bringing together contributions from global experts, the chapters add to knowledge on contemporary business models, business strategies, radical interventions in manufacturing, services, and marketing organizations. Disruptive innovations led by contemporary trends, tend to transform the market and consumers' landscape. These trends include shifts from closed to open models of innovation, servitization, and moving from conventional manufacturing and marketing paradigms to industry 4.0 business philosophy. Focused on the triadic themes of disruption, innovation, and management in emerging markets, this book serves as a valuable compendium for research in entrepreneurship development, regional business and development, contemporary political ideologies, and changing social values.
Digital Transformation and the World Economy by Andrei Rudskoi (Editor); Askar Akaev (Editor); Tessaleno Devezas (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-25
Description: Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive sciences are contributing to the emergence of intelligent computers and robots with elements of artificial intelligence and intelligent machines. This book postulates that these developments are accelerating the technological substitution of jobs and the shift in labor demand towards high qualification levels, putting the jobs of lower-skilled labor at risk. The digital economy is poised to increase the demand for highly qualified specialists in STEM fields (scientific research, innovative technologies, engineering, and mathematics serving digital technologies). In addition, highly skilled robotics engineers, AI and machine learning specialists, and virtual and augmented reality architects will be required. This book, using sector-focused mathematical models, explores how the demand for specialized human capital will play a decisive role in increasing the efficiency and productivity of labor in the digital economy. Success is guaranteed to those entrepreneurs who manage to establish a successful process of interaction with intelligent machines, which will require a deep restructuring of the training system for the digital economy.
Business under Crisis, Volume III by Demetris Vrontis (Editor); Alkis Thrassou (Editor); Yaakov Weber (Editor); S. M. Riad Shams (Editor); Evangelos Tsoukatos (Editor); Leonidas Efthymiou (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-08
Description: From recurring episodes of great depression, oil crises, political crises, wars, debt crises, to the ongoing climate change, there is a constant pressure on businesses to cope with critical events. However, throughout history, crises have been pivotal in advancing businesses and societies. This contributed volume approaches crisis not simply as a source of problems, but also as a set of choices. It seeks to explore critical events as possible opportunities for sustainability, through process improvement, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Chapters reveal that times of crisis provide opportunities for new start-ups, creativity, resilience, organisational change, and revitalisation. This book also emphasises the importance of sustainability, driven either by the market or as a response to critical events. Within the wider attempt to explore avenues for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at times of crisis, the book is loosely organised in three thematic sections: organisational responses to crisis; digitisation, and how technology facilitates or hinders sustainability under conditions of crisis; and SMEs, Family Firms (FF), Entrepreneurship, which explores how critical events offer opportunities for innovation.
Cultural Initiatives for Sustainable Development by Paola Demartini (Editor); Lucia Marchegiani (Editor); Michela Marchiori (Editor); Giovanni Schiuma (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-04-01
Description: This book explores the relevance of new sources, dimensions, and characteristics of knowledge for supporting creative and cultural organizations and initiatives. Special emphasis is placed on cultural heritage, participatory approaches, and entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative sector. The role of cultural heritage and contemporary culture as a source of economically effective, socially sustainable development is also discussed. The authors examine new ways of developing and testing new and innovative models of management for cultural heritage assets. In line with the participatory approaches in culture heritage governance promoted by the EU, the authors analyze participatory approaches to cultural and creative initiatives. The role of public and private actors, as well as the way they interact with each other in order to achieve collective outcomes, is of particular interest in this section of the book. With regard to cultural and creative entrepreneurship, the book adds an innovative view of cultural ventures, offering some clues from an entrepreneurial ecosystem perspective.
Advances in Innovation, Trade and Business by Aswini Kumar Mishra (Editor); Ajay S. Vinzé (Editor); Rajorshi Sen Gupta (Editor); Rammohan Menon (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
Description: Since the process of liberalization and opening of markets in the 1990s, the emerging markets have created a thriving culture of entrepreneurship, creativity and global collaboration. Along with these opportunities, however, there are challenges in doing business with emerging markets. This book underlines the challenges that come with managing business relationships in diverse emerging countries such as India. It also provides useful implications and conclusions for successful and profitable business ventures in emerging economies.
Topics of Family Business Governance by Hermut Kormann (Editor); Birgit Suberg (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-11-19
Description: This book focuses on the role of the board in family businesses and specifically on processes and topics of strategic importance. It comprises all the relevant topics which need to be addressed on a regular basis such as strategy development, financial management, and leadership. The pros and cons of each issue are elaborated. This is one of the few books which addresses family businesses from governance systems to the role of executives. The diverse set of examples carefully collected by the authors and an in-depth discussion on the topics provide readers with valuable insights to broaden and enrich the effectiveness of governance.
Organizations and Performance in a Complex World by Ramona Orăștean (Editor); Claudia Ogrean (Editor); Silvia Cristina Mărginean (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-16
Description: This volume highlights current research and developments on organizations and (their) performance against the background of ubiquitous complexity. It investigates some of the challenges and trends dominating the complex world of nowadays and the ways organizations are dealing with them in their continuous search for performance. The papers in the volume cover a series of hot and/or emerging topics (i.e. sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, green marketing, digital revolution, social media, global trade, intangible assets, economic intelligence and innovation). Built on an interdisciplinary perspective and a multi-level approach―global (trade, power, sustainable development), regional (EU, BRICS), national (country-based systems, cultures, policies, practices), industry (airlines, pharma, luxury, retailing, banking, tourism), local (communities, destinations), and organization (entrepreneurship, MNEs, public organizations: national and local)―the volume uniquely addresses issues of high interest for researchers, practitioners and policymakers.
Sustainable Development of Modern Digital Economy by Julia V. Ragulina (Editor); Arutyun A. Khachaturyan (Editor); Arsen S. Abdulkadyrov (Editor); Zoya Sh. Babaeva (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-07-01
Description: The digital economy is a new direction in which the modern global economic system is now heading. This book seeks to adapt the digital economy concept to the priorities of humanity, including the implementation of global development goals. The authors develop and substantiate scientific and methodological criteria for assessing the sustainability of the modern digital economy, and offer several concrete recommendations for improving the concept of the digital economy by incorporating global development goals.
Family Influence on Performance of Family Small and Medium Enterprises by Ana Paula Matias Gama; Catarina Afonso Alves
Publication Date: 2021-05-20
Description: This book examines the relationship between family influence and financial performance and non-economic goals in small and medium family-owned enterprises (SME) in Portugal. Research on the performance of family-owned firms is growing but results are mixed, especially for non-listed companies. This book examines smaller family-owned firms that operate in a small, open economy, characterised by a context of relatively weak capital markets and predominantly bank-based financing. Delving into the impact of key variables such as the power dimension, experience and culture on performance establishes, the book goes on to analyse the determinants of performance in such family-owned SMEs. Given the importance of family firms to open economies, this book would be a valuable read to scholars aiming to understand the reasons behind their success, managers seeking out strategic and operational guidance and to regulators and policymakers at the regional and national levels.
Policy and Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation by Gonzalo Ordónez-Matamoros (Editor); Luis Antonio Orozco (Editor); Jaime Humberto Sierra González (Editor); Isabel Bortagaray (Editor); Javier García-Estévez (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-10-20
Description: This volume explores the governance and management of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in relation to innovation policy and governance systems, highlighting its goal, challenges, and opportunities. Divided into two sections, it addresses the role of governments in promoting innovation in Latin-American contexts as well as barriers and opportunities for STI governance in the region. The chapters tackle the role of institutions, innovation funding, technological trajectories, regional innovation policies, innovation ecosystems, universities, knowledge appropriation, and markets. Researchers and scholars will find an opportunity to grasp a better understanding of innovation policies in emerging economies. This interdisciplinary work presents original research on science, technology and innovation policy and governance studies in an understudied region.
Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth by João J. M. Ferreira (Editor); Sérgio J. Teixeira (Editor); Hussain G. Rammal (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-10-24
Description: This book explores how companies combine technological innovation and competitive actions that create new opportunities for business growth in the international market. The complexity of designing today's technology platforms requires profound knowledge in multiple areas. Technology development and commercialization as an ongoing competitive process involves enabling and inhibiting mechanisms, which govern the speed and acceleration of technological innovation. To compete more effectively, potential competitors are using coopetition and pooling their resources for shared gain in areas where they do not compete directly. Thus, a thorough examination of the current paradigms, theories, and frameworks is needed to increase our understanding of the technology-innovation-competitiveness linkages of business growth. This book brings together recent developments and methodological contributions within technological innovation, international competitiveness, and business growth that bridge the existing gaps and simultaneously advances the debate on this research topic.
State and Corporate Management of Region's Development in the Conditions of the Digital Economy by Yakhya G. Buchaev (Editor); Salikhbek G. Abdulmanapov (Editor); Arsen S. Abdulkadyrov (Editor); Arutyun A. Khachaturyan (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-08-19
Description: This edited book presents scientific and practical recommendations for the successful state and corporate management of regional development under the conditions of the digital economy. These conditions have produced a number of changes. On the one hand, new aspects of regional economies, which require management, are emerging, above all, digital technologies that have to be understood by the population, employees in the labor market, and regional companies. On the other hand, new opportunities for improving practices in the state and corporate management of regional development on the basis of digital technologies are also emerging: e-government systems, digital marketing, online trade, "smart" regions, etc. This book provides an overview of the leading digital technologies and demonstrates how they can be used to improve modern practices in the state and corporate management of regional development in the digital economy. The authors develop the conceptual foundations and put forward practical recommendations. In closing, the authors' conclusions and recommendations are applied to the example of modern Russia, ensuring the practical relevance of the research.
Resource Recombination in Firms from a Dynamic Capability Perspective by Kerstin Kurzhals
Publication Date: 2021-11-18
Description: This book elaborates the concept of Resource Recombination in firms from a Dynamic Capability perspective. With the investigation of the role of Dynamic Capabilities in the process of innovation generation through Resource Recombination, this research addresses some existing shortcomings in the Dynamic Capability literature, where there is a crucial need to better understand the interrelationship between Dynamic Capabilities, the firm`s resource base, and innovation through Resource Recombinations. This research contributes to the resource and competence based research by developing and empirically testing a conceptual model of factors influencing Resource Recombination in firms. The principal aim of this research is to bring clarity to the notion of Dynamic Capabilities, their role and effects towards building Resource Recombinations in firms.
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