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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 200 - May 2022): Springer Titles
Subject Areas: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Public Policy, Economics, International Law, Business & Management
Achieving Business Competitiveness in a Digital Environment by Tereza Semerádová (Editor); Petr Weinlich; (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-23
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has been a very strong reminder that the future economic development of any country is more than ever influenced by its ability to ramp-up digital competitiveness. Consequently, enterprises were pushed to assess and develop the possibilities offered by e-commerce and online marketing tools. In this book, experts outline the prerequisites for such online marketing competitiveness and compare the current level of digital marketing competitiveness in Europe by using publicly available macro and micro-level data. The authors present their analyses and recommendations including interviews with over 125 online marketers and e-commerce specialists and present the lessons from digitalization of over 600 SMEs.
Ageing Asia and the Pacific in Changing Times by Subas Dhakal (Editor); Alan Nankervis (Editor); John Burgess (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
Description: This book demonstrates that there are wide-ranging potential challenges in addressing issues associated with ageing populations in both developed and developing countries of the region. This book brings together local, national and regional perspectives on the ageing population and sustainable development nexus in selected countries in the Asia Pacific region. The countries selected in this book include a mix of developed and developing economies that all reflect strong trade, investment and migration linkages. While the Asia Pacific region is forecast to enjoy high growth in the coming decade, a recurring common policy challenge is addressing the 'demographic time bomb' posed by ageing populations and workforces (Montague et al., 2017). Consequently, this book focuses on strategic policies and practices of multiple stakeholders, primarily: governments, industry and education systems, together with, the range of aged care services providers - in more effectively addressing these key socio-economic challenges associated with the ageing population for sustainable development.
Algorithmic Decision Making with Python Resources by Raymond Bisdorff
Publication Date: 2022-03-30
Description: This book describes Python3 programming resources for implementing decision aiding algorithms in the context of a bipolar-valued outranking approach. These computing resources, made available under the name Digraph3, are useful in the field of Algorithmic Decision Theory and more specifically in outranking-based Multiple-Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA). The first part of the book presents a set of tutorials introducing the Digraph3 collection of Python3 modules and its main objects, such as bipolar-valued digraphs and outranking digraphs. In eight methodological chapters, the second part illustrates multiple-criteria evaluation models and decision algorithms. These chapters are largely problem-oriented and demonstrate how to edit a new multiple-criteria performance tableau, how to build a best choice recommendation, how to compute the winner of an election and how to make rankings or ratings using incommensurable criteria. The book's third part presents three real-world decision case studies, while the fourth part addresses more advanced topics, such as computing ordinal correlations between bipolar-valued outranking digraphs, computing kernels in bipolar-valued digraphs, testing for confidence or stability of outranking statements when facing uncertain or solely ordinal criteria significance weights, and tempering plurality tyranny effects in social choice problems. The fifth and last part is more specifically focused on working with undirected graphs, tree graphs and forests. The closing chapter explores comparability, split, interval and permutation graphs. The book is primarily intended for graduate students in management sciences, computational statistics and operations research. The chapters presenting algorithms for ranking multicriteria performance records will be of computational interest for designers of web recommender systems. Similarly, the relative and absolute quantile-rating algorithms, discussed and illustrated in several chapters, will be of practical interest to public and private performance auditors.
Ambidextrous Leadership by Julia Duwe
Publication Date: 2021-11-21
Description: This book prepares leaders for fundamental change processes of organizations. In times of radical changes and unplanned crises, ambidexterity has become a key competence of global companies. Ambidextrous organizations manage to improve their core business, while at the same time opening up new business fields for the future. To unlock innovation next to the running business, it is essential for leaders to be ambidextrous. How these balanced leaders can operate with two different styles is demonstrated in numerous practical examples and tips for successful implementation. The book illustrates how the trade-off can be turned into an elegant balancing act. Learn how to become an ambidextrous leader in this standard work on ambidexterity and leadership. · Ambidexterity as a leadership approach for the digital transformation · Consciously shaping the digital change process · Enabling leaps in innovation · Driving evolution and revolution simultaneously · The relevance of ambidextrous leadership in times of crisis The book provides easy-to-implement courses of action for executives to consciously and actively shape change, to inspire people in companies to release their creative potential and to make the leap into the future as an organization. The book also addresses the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on crisis management. It documents how ambidextrous leadership skills are becoming a key competence in times of crisis.
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.
Complex Network-Based Global Value Chain Accounting System by Lizhi Xing
Publication Date: 2022-02-09
Description: This book aims to theoretically and empirically enrich the GVC accounting framework with statistical physics and complex network theory from the perspective of econophysics, thus adding up to the existing theories. Besides, it also aims at capturing the essences of network models such as topological complexity, hierarchy, transmissibility, interaction, and causality and reflecting the objective interrelations among economies or between economies and economic systems on the GVC, so as to reveal the inherent evolution of the cross-regional and even global economic systems.
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Markets by Cláudia Simões (Editor); Alin Stancu (Editor); Georgiana Grigore (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-11
Description: This book explores the interaction between sustainability, corporate responsibility, consumers, and the market. It aims to discover if consumers are seeking out small, ethical, socially responsible firms to buy from rather than large corporations; if markets and organisations are supported by a new sensitivity to social responsibility and sustainability ideas; if the integration of corporate responsibility strategies and practices change how market sectors are assembled. Bringing together international case studies - including research on the Italian wine industry, German butchers, Spanish football, Polish marketing and the Portuguese financial sector - this book is valuable reading for scholars working on corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and good governance.Chapter 12 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Cross-Cultural Performance Management by Mahmoud Moussa; Thomas Doumani; Adela McMurray; Nuttawuth Muenjohn; Ling Deng
Publication Date: 2022-02-11
Description: The book's foundations informing its content are anchored to evidence-based primary data, which was collected in the Thailand context utilising interview and case study techniques. The data has been internationally scrutinized by our peers to validate its truthfulness and integrity. In this way, our book sheds reliable and valid new understandings on the complex relationship between performance management and the effects of culture. The book transcends beyond conceptual discussions as it is anchored to evidence-based data to inform the direct or obvious cultural value differences exploring the very concept of efficacy and how culture impacts on the way in which we perceive what constitutes the pursuit of efficacious outcomes in managing employees. Therefore, this novel research design offers integrated insights from practitioners, and academics, in the field of management within organisations from various Thai industry contexts.
Demand Prediction in Retail by Maxime C. Cohen; Paul-Emile Gras; Arthur Pentecoste; Renyu Zhang
Publication Date: 2021-12-22
Description: From data collection to evaluation and visualization of prediction results, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the process of predicting demand for retailers. Each step is illustrated with the relevant code and implementation details to demystify how historical data can be leveraged to predict future demand. The tools and methods presented can be applied to most retail settings, both online and brick-and-mortar, such as fashion, electronics, groceries, and furniture. This book is intended to help students in business analytics and data scientists better master how to leverage data for predicting demand in retail applications. It can also be used as a guide for supply chain practitioners who are interested in predicting demand. It enables readers to understand how to leverage data to predict future demand, how to clean and pre-process the data to make it suitable for predictive analytics, what the common caveats are in terms of implementation and how to assess prediction accuracy.
Designing Social Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods by Gavin Brett Melles (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
Description: This volume discusses how design broadly understood as design of business, policy, product, system, etc. can produce socially responsible innovations with livelihoods consequences. Sustainable Livelihoods Framework (SLF) is a robust framework for analysing and measuring social impact for excluded populations and groups. This is illustrated with case studies from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal by discussing how initiatives concerned with design in the broad sense have the potential to create sustainable livelihoods. This volume will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in Sustainable Development and Design.
Digital Marketing Strategies for Value Co-Creation by Wilson Ozuem; Michelle Willis
Publication Date: 2022-03-22
Description: Online brand communities (OBCs) are hugely important in the development of marketing strategy, but it is unclear how marketers can effectively utilise these platforms to enhance and develop consumer engagement. For an online brand community to be successful, it should allow members to feel a connection to the brand and with other members while forming a disconnection from those not belonging to the community. It should also have rituals and traditions that join members together over a revered commonality, and moral responsibility in contributing to the community. Indeed, brands play active roles in securing degrees of activity in OBCs' through content that offers members the quality of engagement they seek. This book focuses on contemporary digital marketing issues in OBCs, offering a comprehensive examination of consumers' response to active engagement in such communities. It discusses how brands can tap into the various levels of participation, engagement and online conversations in the development of marketing strategy and ultimately examines how an online brand community strengthens value co-creation. Balancing theory with practical approaches, this book gives serious treatment to an important yet until now overlooked area of digital marketing strategy, providing an important resource for scholars, students and practitioners.
Digital Transformation in Industry by Vikas Kumar (Editor); Jiewu Leng (Editor); Victoria Akberdina (Editor); Evgeny Kuzmin (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-04-23
Description: This book offers a selection of the best papers presented at the annual international scientific conference "Digital Transformation in Industry: Trends, Management, Strategies (DTI2021)," held by the Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in Ekaterinburg (Russia) on October 29, 2021. The book focuses on the idea of introduction mechanisms for digitization processes and on highlighting successful digital transformation strategies in all sectors of industry. Key topics include the development of a cyber-physical production system for Industry 4.0; digital design technologies for enhancing the competitiveness of products and companies; digital twin-driven product manufacturing and services; and the effects of the industrial digital transformation on society and the environment. With regard to implementing IT and other technological innovations, lessons learned in developed and developing economies, as well as small and large enterprises, are included. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for researchers and managers of industrial organizations alike.
Effective Cost Cutting in Asia by Karlheinz Zuerl
Publication Date: 2022-03-01
Description: The days of cheap raw materials and energy sources are gone. Suppliers will demand price increases due to the rising costs of energy and materials. This book describes how your purchasing department is able to gain (more) profit for your company and includes new ideas for successful purchasing and supplier development in Asia. The author discusses how to reduce costs in productive (BOM) and non-productive materials (NPMs) and how to calculate product and tool costs. As well, the book shows ways to negotiate your results with your suppliers in Asia and build an effective system of supplier relationship management.
Emerging Economic Models for Sustainable Businesses by Jayati Talapatra (Editor); Nayan Mitra (Editor); René Schmidpeter (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-22
Description: The book discusses new and emerging economic models, that respond to 'Pulling' and 'Pushing' forces. Today we are poised at an interesting juncture, with favourable conditions making it easier to be a sustainable organization acting as a 'Pulling' Force and the climate crisis, rise in social-economic equities thereby 'Pushing' for urgent action. The book analyses economic models that look at value propositions, creation and capture with 'People, Planet and Profit' deeply embedded in each stage of the value chain. The contributions bring out the interplay between new standards, evaluation frameworks, technology innovation and other emerging tools to show how they create a sustainable business. For this, they lean on learnings from successful sustainable businesses. Business leaders will find that this book provides deep insights on improving their existing sustainable practices, and speeding up the transition from linear to circular, narrow stakeholder driven to community driven. For prospective entrepreneurs the book provides the nudge needed to start up a sustainable enterprise. Students and researchers can benefit from real-life examples of how sustainable transformations unfold. The book thus creates an easy guide for those willing to make the transition to sustainability, start a sustainable business and most of all, to motivate those who may not yet be convinced about the long-term sense of taking care of our people and our earth.
Fashion in 21st Century China by Yuli Bai (Editor); Yingchun Zang (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-10-26
Description: This book explores the dynamic landscape of fashion in China since the beginning of the 21st century through an integrated perspective. The book considers key questions related to the changes in China's fashion dynamics driven largely by the shifts in the mindset of Chinese consumers due to the current sociocultural contexts. To provide an understanding of these important shifts, this three-part monograph pays close attention to the new generation of Chinese fashion designers and consumers. The book explores in detail related topics such as, how today's Chinese consumers relate to foreign brands, the meaning of apparel brands as identity symbols or cultural signs to contemporary young consumers, the attractiveness of Western fashion designers and brands in the eyes of current Chinese consumers as compared to past consumers, and how brands could adapt to the online-centered consumption behavior. The book serves as an insightful update on the Chinese fashion landscape for researchers, practitioners and passionate followers of its evolution.
Followership and Faith at Work by Debra J. Dean (Editor); Robert B. Huizinga (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-02-19
Description: This edited work expands the theory of followership by drawing on biblical examples to illustrate the role of faith in being a better follower. Building on previous scholarship, the book identifies different types of followers and explores how each type meets the needs of a leader in various scenarios. The authors analyze various principles from the lives of followers of Jesus and demonstrate how they apply to modern workplaces. Building upon the growing scholarship on workplace spirituality and organizational leadership, this book offers practical and theoretical perspectives on integrating faith at work.
Future of Work and Business in Covid-19 Era by Rabi Narayan Subudhi (Editor); Sumita Mishra (Editor); Abu Saleh (Editor); Dariush Khezrimotlagh (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-04-12
Description: This proceedings volume explores the disruptive effect of COVID19 pandemic on business leaders and managers. It covers the sweeping changes experienced by all sectors of work and business along with core functional verticals. As organizations institutionalize lessons learned through trial and error, an effort is required to document these efforts. The volume is an amalgamation of papers presented papers at the International Management Conference, 2021 hosted at KIIT University, India in February 2021. The thrust of this conference was to gather a holistic picture of the lessons derived during the pandemic hardship. Selected papers provide readers with an idea of the new normal in various domains of management across industries and organizations. Research papers, from each functional areas of business management, give focus on experiences and best practices.
Implementation of Urban Logistics Systems by Raphael Preindl
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
Description: Concept components summarized under the umbrella term 'urban logistics' has become a strategic priority for many public and private players in recent years. However, many urban logistics undertakings fail to be put into practice and are eventually terminated for various reasons, which can be considered implementation barriers that exist in practice. While research on urban logistics is proliferating, the implementation of urban logistics systems has been insufficiently addressed. Thus, the dissertation is concerned with the implementation of urban logistics systems. Raphael Preindl investigates the implementation process from a holistic perspective and follows the design science research methodology, based on an eclectic theoretical approach. Next to a contingency analysis of the conceptual design of urban logistics systems and the identification of success factors, the study develops an adaptable implementation concept that is specifically tailored to the context of urban logistics and thereby clearly goes beyond a purely operational approach.
Indigenous Indian Management by Pawan Budhwar (Editor); Ashish Pandey (Editor); Dharm P. S. Bhawuk (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-10
Description: This book reflects on the growing appetite for plurality in management knowledge that addresses the problems important to business and society. Over the last three decades, India's rapid economic growth has helped to make it a leading economy of the world. The social and cultural setting of India is unique because of its diversity, large population, and social and economic stratification. India is a living culture of more than three thousand years that simultaneously embraces traditional and contemporary beliefs and practices. From world trade to climate change to democratization, India's actions have a global impact. Reviewing management literature in the Indian context, this book attempts explaining and addressing the problems important to business and society. This book has three primary aims: to identify and describe the insights from traditional culture of India relevant to management, to report on the Indian institutional dynamics and its reflection on management and to present pedagogical initiatives that integrate the wisdom of Indian culture and tradition with contemporary management knowledge. In light of these objectives, this book will be relevant to management scholars, educators, and practitioners, particularly in the areas of organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and international management.
Innovative Technology at the Interface of Finance and Operations by Volodymyr Babich (Editor); John R. Birge (Editor); Gilles Hilary (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-17
Description: This book examines the challenges and opportunities arising from an assortment of technologies as they relate to Operations Management and Finance. The book contains primers on operations, finance, and their interface. After that, each section contains chapters in the categories of theory, applications, case studies, and teaching resources. These technologies and business models include Big Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, 3D printing, sharing platforms, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing. The balance between theory, applications, and teaching materials make this book an interesting read for academics and practitioners in operations and finance who are curious about the role of new technologies. The book is an attractive choice for PhD-level courses and for self-study.
International Business in the New Asia-Pacific by Terry Wu (Editor); Nailin Bu (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-18
Description: The Asia-Pacific region, sustaining more than four decades of rapid growth, has emerged as an economic force comparable in significance to Europe and North America. This book examines the economic, geopolitical, technological, demographic, and cultural forces that shape the international business strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, it examines the seismic shifts in global business environment since the new century, and addresses emerging opportunities and threats in the Asia-Pacific region. This book offers new insights for international business in areas such as trade policy, supply chains, international investment, technological innovation, international marketing, digital economy, and human resources. The enclosed comprehensive and diverse analyses of the international business landscape in the New Asia are invaluable to scholars, managers, politicians, and policy makers alike. This book is engaging and informative. It presents a collection of diverse and cutting-edge topics that offer new insights into International Business activities in the Asia-Pacific region, raising questions for debate and opening pathways for future research. A must-read book for International Business scholars.-- Hussain G. Rammal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the general business environment in Asia. It highlights the complexities and dynamics of doing business in Asia and provides insightful understandings of emerging issues in the region. The chapter-by-chapter analyses of the region depict the rich thematic contexts in which key issues and challenges facing corporate executives as well scholars in international business. I believe that this book is valuable for students of international business, global business environment and regional studies.
Large-Scale Group Decision-Making by Su-Min Yu; Zhi-Jiao Du
Publication Date: 2022-01-04
Description: This book explores clustering operations in the context of social networks and consensus-reaching paths that take into account non-cooperative behaviors. This book focuses on the two key issues in large-scale group decision-making: clustering and consensus building. Clustering aims to reduce the dimension of a large group. Consensus reaching requires that the divergent individual opinions of the decision makers converge to the group opinion. This book emphasizes the similarity of opinions and social relationships as important measurement attributes of clustering, which makes it different from traditional clustering methods with single attribute to divide the original large group without requiring a combination of the above two attributes. The proposed consensus models focus on the treatment of non-cooperative behaviors in the consensus-reaching process and explores the influence of trust loss on the consensus-reaching process.The logic behind is as follows: firstly, a clustering algorithm is adopted to reduce the dimension of decision-makers, and then, based on the clusters' opinions obtained, a consensus-reaching process is carried out to obtain a decision result acceptable to the majority of decision-makers. Graduates and researchers in the fields of management science, computer science, information management, engineering technology, etc., who are interested in large-scale group decision-making and consensus building are potential audience of this book. It helps readers to have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of clustering analysis and consensus building in large-scale group decision-making.
Logic-Driven Traffic Big Data Analytics by Shaopeng Zhong; Daniel(Jian) Sun
Publication Date: 2022-02-02
Description: This book starts from the relationship between urban built environment and travel behavior and focuses on analyzing the origin of traffic phenomena behind the data through multi-source traffic big data, which makes the book unique and different from the previous data-driven traffic big data analysis literature. This book focuses on understanding, estimating, predicting, and optimizing mobility patterns. Readers can find multi-source traffic big data processing methods, related statistical analysis models, and practical case applications from this book. This book bridges the gap between traffic big data, statistical analysis models, and mobility pattern analysis with a systematic investigation of traffic big data's impact on mobility patterns and urban planning.
Logistics 4. 0 and Future of Supply Chains by İsmail İyigün (Editor); Ömer Faruk Görçün (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-11-15
Description: This book provides a detailed theoretical background of Logistics 4.0 using real-world examples and case studies and proposes a methodological framework to understand the technological revolutions happening in the present day from the perspective of logistics management. With the fourth industrial revolution, new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, 3D printers and the Internet of Things started to take greater prominence in the world of business. One of the sectors most affected by changes brought on by this Industry 4.0 is logistics, which has given rise to the concept of Logistics 4.0. Covering a wide range of topics on Logistics 4.0, such as warehousing, big data, 3D printing, robotics and cloud computing, this book would be a valuable read for those involved in logistics management, academics and students in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, industry 4, and big data.
Management Models of Digital Transformation by Katja Wenzel
Publication Date: 2021-12-13
Description: The success of a digital transformation is not a foregone conclusion. A digital transformation, as a highly complex process impacting major areas of an organization, requires a systematic approach that goes beyond individual transformation initiatives. This work analyses and integrates existing approaches to managing and coordinating a digital transformation in order to identify relevant success factors of a digital transformation, serving as a basis for the development of a systematic framework for a management model of digital transformation. The analysis reveals ten success-critical focus areas of a digital transformation, which comprise numerous success factors: 'Vision, goals, and strategies', 'Leadership', 'Communication', 'Digital culture and mindset', 'Digital platform', 'Partnership network', 'Capabilities, talents, and skills', 'Organization, coordination, and roles', 'Management methodologies', and 'Governance'. A systematic framework is proposed that serves as a foundation for the future development of a management model, addressed to executives and experts who are tasked with launching, driving, and sustaining a digital transformation.
Managing Digital Transformation by Daniel Wittenstein
Publication Date: 2022-02-26
Description: The digital transformation of the business environment and its impact on firm performance is of central interest in economics and management. However, it is still an open question how firms should optimally align their business models and strategies for the digital era. Daniel Wittenstein investigates this question by generating novel insights from hidden champions and by developing a machine learning-based approach for measuring firm-level digitalization.
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.
Measuring the Impact of Online Media on Consumers, Businesses and Society by Kejo Starosta
Publication Date: 2022-03-03
Description: This empirical thesis analyses the impact of sentiments in online media on consumers, businesses, and society as a whole, and how knowledge of these correlations can be used in a variety of applications. The results show that the sentiment data can be employed in a variety of ways, functioning as an interesting new explanatory variable to complement and approximate survey data in areas such as tourism demand, consumer confidence, and many more. In particular, the cross-country sentiment analysis reveals compelling information on media biases, the reporting on alternative truths, and countries as a filter bubble. In addition to quantitative comparisons, the descriptive statistics reveal important information on the sentiment developments across countries. While this research is able to provide interesting findings for real-world applications for consumers, businesses, and society, the awareness of a media landscape that is heavily and increasingly dominated by negative news is particularly striking. Thus, in addition to the actual applications, above all, the thesis shows the media landscape in which everyone must act in the future.
Megatrends in International Business by Spiros Batas (Editor); Olli Kuivalainen (Editor); Rudolf R. Sinkovics (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-04-02
Description: The Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland Chapter) Published in association with the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business. This book presents the main trends in International Business, with special emphasis on how these trends can shape and help propel the field forward. Covering a variety of timely topics, from AI to the belt and road initiative, the book enhances our understanding of how and why technology, funding, policies, managerial decisions, cultural differences, and changes in subsidiaries can affect businesses that operate in foreign markets. A valuable resource for scholars and students in international business, this book provides fresh perspectives into the changing global business environment.
Oceania Entrepreneurship by Vanessa Ratten (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-12
Description: This book focuses on the growth of entrepreneurship in Oceania. This means focusing on cultural endeavors as well as digital and technology-based forms of entrepreneurship. It is the first to explore how Oceania has a distinctive type of business appeal given its strategic position in the world. Whilst other regions such as North America, Europe and Africa have been studied in terms of entrepreneurial endeavors, there is a lack of research on Oceania despite it being a unique and important region. This book thus fills this gap by taking a progressive approach as to how entrepreneurship in Oceania is managed, emphasizing the growth of new economic segments and changing geo-political powers.
Organizational Mastery by lknur Kumkale
Publication Date: 2022-01-30
Description: This book examines the impact of strategic leadership and organizational ambidexterity skills on the strategic agility of a particular organization in four parts. In the first part, the concept of ambidexterity is discussed and the issue of organizational ambidexterity is explained with its dimensions. Exploratory and beneficiary innovation abilities as well as adaptability and alignment are examined as sub-dimensions. In the second part, the concept of strategic leadership is expanded upon, first conceptually and then across five dimensions: managerial strategic leadership, transformational strategic leadership, political strategic leadership, communicative strategic leadership, and ethical strategic leadership. The third part focuses on strategic agility. The beginning of the concept of agility, organizational agility, and the importance of agility are explained across the dimensions of competence, flexibility, responsiveness, and speed. The fourth part focuses on field study, and the results are evaluated by analyzing the data obtained from surveys of managers of large and medium-sized enterprises. This book would be a valuable read for academics, bachelor, and graduate students in managerial sciences and business leaders.
Organizational Resilience and Female Entrepreneurship During Crises by Paola Paoloni (Editor); Rosa Lombardi (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-17
Description: The economic, health, and political crises, as well as the rise of the digital age, have changed and complicated the way in which people, companies, and regions function. The goal is not just survival, but also to innovate and organize themselves to chart new paths for growth and development. This book uses this premise to understand how organizations, in particular female-led businesses, work on their resilience using specific activities and relational capital as a driver of strategic value. The chapters include theoretical as well as practical contributions about how female-owned and female-run companies and organizations can take advantage of such opportunities, in terms of challenges, issues, tools, facilitators, and mechanisms that can support the use of the new opportunities in the near future.
Providing a New Perspective on Understanding and Measuring of Customer Inspiration by Lisa Stoll
Publication Date: 2021-11-12
Description: The exploration of inspiration from a scientific perspective is not easy. Due to its divine and spiritual past, the phenomenon appears mysteriously and unscientifically, although psychologists have attempted to uncover inspiration against all odds. Marketing scholars have also become interested in the topic and started to uncover customers' inspiration in the marketing domain. This book aims to advance the research about inspiration in marketing by dedicating three consecutive studies to this topic. First, customer inspiration is defined and conceptualized within the marketing domain. Second, a measurement tool is developed that helps to assess customer inspiration in an actionable way. Third, customer inspiration is placed in relation to other constructs in terms of conceptual and empirical differentiation, as well as its exploratory power.
Quantitative Comparison of the Issue Yield of Green Bonds and Conventional Bonds by Julia Jelemensky
Publication Date: 2022-04-24
Description: Due to the novelty of green bonds in the fixed income area, little empirical research has been done on the question which impact the fact that a bond is investing in green projects has on the yield that investors receive. The aim of this book is to determine if there is a discount or premium on the yield at issuance of green bonds. The analysis is mainly based on an empirical study. The author examined the influence of eight selected indicators on the issue yield of bonds using a multivariate regression analysis. The analyzed sample comprised data sets of 601 bonds.
Reliability Optimization of Urban Logistics Systems by Hao Zhang
Publication Date: 2022-03-22
Description: This book studies the urban logistics system from the perspective of reliability, based on the theory of urban logistics and system reliability, with the research of urban logistics system reliability as the main line, with matter element analysis and ant colony algorithm as the main research tools. On this basis, this book closely focuses on the connotation, influencing factors, measurement, optimization, and other issues of the reliability of urban logistics systems. By analyzing the influencing factors and constituent contents of the reliability of urban logistics system, the reliability measurement is researched, and the reliability optimization model of urban logistics system is established, which is suitable for popular science reading or in-depth study by readers with a certain foundation.
Resilience in a Digital Age by Florinda Matos (Editor); Paulo Maurício Selig (Editor); Éder Henriqson (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-11
Description: In recent years, decision-makers from all sectors have been using 'resilience' as a keyword for managing societal turbulences. But what is resilience? How can we benefit from integrating digital transformation and resilience? In this book, some of the world's leading experts on resilience explore the issue and discuss possible answers to these questions. The editors of this book believe that resilience is the master key for the future. However, they also remind us that people are at the base of any process of resilience and, only by placing people at the center of transformation, can we aspire to have resilient organizations and a resilient society.
Stochastic Benchmarking by Alireza Amirteimoori; Biresh K. Sahoo; Vincent Charles; Saber Mehdizadeh
Publication Date: 2021-12-12
Description: This book introduces readers to benchmarking techniques in the stochastic environment, primarily stochastic data envelopment analysis (DEA), and provides stochastic models in DEA for the possibility of variations in inputs and outputs. It focuses on the application of theories and interpretations of the mathematical programs, which are combined with economic and organizational thinking. The book's main purpose is to shed light on the advantages of the different methods in deterministic and stochastic environments and thoroughly prepare readers to properly use these methods in various cases. Simple examples, along with graphical illustrations and real-world applications in industry, are provided for a better understanding. The models introduced here can be easily used in both theoretical and real-world evaluations. This book is intended for graduate and PhD students, advanced consultants, and practitioners with an interest in quantitative performance evaluation.
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.
Strategic Human Resource Management and Employment Relations by Ashish Malik (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-04-24
Description: This textbook takes a theoretically informed and practice-based approach to strategic human resource management (HRM) and employment relations (ER). The book follows a unique pedagogical design employing problem-based learning and participant-centred learning approaches, both of which the author has extensive experience in implementing with advanced undergraduate HRM and post-graduate learners. This new edition includes chapters on artificial intelligence (AI) and HR, employee experience and engagement, managing HRM during crises, and eight new cases. In addition, this book includes an online instructors' manual for instructors.
Strategy in Action by Angel Gaviero Besteiro
Publication Date: 2022-05-29
Description: How to develop best-practice strategy in a business or a multinational organization? Putting in value the strategy function and embracing a Holistic Management Strategy (HMS) framework would unleash performance for any business or organization. This book illustrates with real examples the HMS, a set of 10 frameworks that provide best-practice to design and develop strategy. The HMS approach is differentiated between business unit and divisional/group level, and adapted to situations of existing versus new markets and organic versus inorganic growth. The book introduces new topics such as integrated business model and strategy & financial plan at business unit level, attractiveness and opportunities framework for new markets linked with inorganic growth, portfolio horizons connected with the company's market valuation gap, leadership & management excellence programme (e.g. THICOSIV), company excellence based on a balanced designed and considered decision-making, the future of the strategy function, and seven meta-architectural levers to successfully address digital disruption.
Studies in Quantitative Decision Making by Diptesh Ghosh (Editor); Avijit Khanra (Editor); S. V. Vanamalla (Editor); Faiz Hamid (Editor); Raghu Nandan Sengupta (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-11
Description: This edited volume is an in-depth collation of the usage of different quantitative decision making techniques in practical areas such as lean & green supply chain, reverse logistics, perishable logistics, closed loop supply chain, sustainable project management, retail management, block chain applications, optimal supplier selection problem, demand/supply modelling, forecasting under uncertainties, scheduling & sequencing, resource constraint logistics, dynamic network supply chain, risk evaluation, and so on. Additionally, the book also solves these issues in theoretical and practical context using innovative mathematical tools. Consisting of selected papers from the 23rd Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management, this book's highlight is not only the coverage of interesting topics, but also how these topics are dealt with, such that post-graduate students as well as researchers and industry personnel working in areas like engineering, economics, social sciences, management, mathematics, etc., can derive the maximum benefit by reading or referring to this book. Apart from the emphasis on new mathematical, operations research, operations management, and statistical techniques, the authors also ensure that all the concepts are made clear by highlighting their practical significance in different areas of applications of operations management. By using novel presentation methods, the book offers a good practical flavor of all the different topics relevant to operations management in the coming decades.
Supply Chain Integration for Sustainable Advantages by Yongyi Shou; Mingu Kang; Young Won Park
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
Description: This book offers a systematic literature review and a set of empirical studies on supply chain integration. Supply chain management is recognized as an essential means for firms to achieve competitive advantages, in which supply chain integration is regarded as the core for operational excellence: shorter lead time, lower inventory, faster delivery, and higher product and service quality. Using data from an international survey of manufacturing firms, an interrelated set of studies that investigate supply chain integration from different perspectives at multiple levels are conducted. Intra-organizational factors such as products, production systems, and socio-technical systems are examined to understand their effects on supply chain integration, indicating that firms need to implement different types of supply chain integration for specific competitive priorities. Then, the outcomes of supply chain integration, including its impact on risk management and sustainability management, are investigated from an inter-organizational perspective. The firm is embedded in a manufacturing network, a global supply chain, or both, and it can use supply chain integration as a strategic action for risks. Sustainability has been a vital issue for manufacturers, and supply chain integration can enhance its success. This book makes significant contributions to the relevant literature on supply chain integration and offers insights to supply chain managers in manufacturing industries.
Technology and Entrepreneurship Education by Denis Hyams-Ssekasi (Editor); Naveed Yasin (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-18
Description: This contemporary book offers valuable insights on digital technology and entrepreneurship education, highlighting the importance of adopting creative digital approaches to learning and teaching. It raises the questions as to whether the current approaches utilised to convey entrepreneurial knowledge are adequate enough when preparing graduates for prospective careers. The book directly addresses the need for effective practices in teaching and reinforces the rising interest and resilience in entrepreneurship. Comprising a number of distinct chapters that illuminate digitally assisted teaching methods that are used in practice to champion student engagement when learning enterprise and entrepreneurship. The contemporary practices allude to the notion that the adoption of simulations and game-based learning increases student' comprehension, helps in retention of knowledge, and is an excellent way to introduce new content. With the substantial challenges caused by the global pandemic this book is a vital resource at a time when blended learning is the new norm and mode of instruction in Higher Education. It is ideal for researchers, instructors and students with a keen interest in game-based approaches, as it encourages application and outlook towards entrepreneurship education.
The Art of Benchmarking by Martin Kütz
Publication Date: 2021-12-09
Description: Benchmarking is considered a must for modern management. This book presents an approach to benchmarking that has a solid mathematical basis and is easy to understand and apply. The book focuses on three main topics. It shows how to formalize the representation of benchmarking objects. Furthermore, it presents different methods from decision making and voting and their application to benchmarking. Finally, it discusses suitable features for different benchmarking objects. The objects considered are taken from IT management, but can be easily transferred to other business areas, which makes the book interesting for all practitioners in the management field.
The Global Gambling Industry by Janne Nikkinen (Editor); Virve Marionneau (Editor); Michael Egerer (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-22
Description: The collection of case studies maps the corporate and financial structures of global gambling companies, the tactics that these companies employ to secure profits, the impact they exert on other industry sectors, as well as perspectives on regulation. The articles in the book cover different geographical areas, gambling formats and perspectives into how the global gambling industry has emerged, expanded, and how it is maintained and regulated, in order to form a picture of the global political economy of gambling. The chapters are written by leading scholars on gambling law, social sciences and economy. Chapters [Chapter-No 3.] and [Chapter-No 6] are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Time and Temporality in Organisations by Kätlin Pulk
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
Description: This book presents an overview of different approaches to and understandings of time and temporality in organization studies. It explores the development of time and temporality studies within organisation studies, and examines its interdisciplinarity and roots in philosophy. From there, it moves to discuss more recent concerns in the field, including the agency of time and temporal agency of human actors, the temporal orientation of activities, temporal trajectories, sustainability, and an events-based view of time. It will be useful reading for academics of organisational studies and the philosophy of business.
Transitioning Media in a Post COVID World by Gali Einav (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-04-23
Description: This book provides a unique overview of the digital transformation media industries have experienced following the COVID-19 pandemic. Industries addressed include television, art, gaming, and music. The book investigates the impact of immersive technologies on various media. It examines in-depth changing consumer behavior in the digital space. This includes development of new content models based on creative thinking, digital collaboration models and personalized psychologically based analysis of digital consumer behavior.
Understanding Cybersecurity Law and Digital Privacy by Arash Habibi Lashkari; Melissa Lukings
Publication Date: 2021-12-02
Description: Cybersecurity, data privacy law, and the related legal implications overlap into a relevant and developing area in the legal field. However, many legal practitioners lack the foundational understanding of computer processes which are fundamental for applying existing and developing legal structures to the issue of cybersecurity and data privacy. At the same time, those who work and research in cybersecurity are often unprepared and unaware of the nuances of legal application. This book translates the fundamental building blocks of data privacy and (cyber)security law into basic knowledge that is equally accessible and educational for those working and researching in either field, those who are involved with businesses and organizations, and the general public.
Venture Capital Redefined by Darek Klonowski
Publication Date: 2021-10-26
Description: This is the first comprehensive book that aims to understand how the novel coronavirus has impacted the venture capital industry. The analysis suggests that the industry has been undergoing profound changes. Specifically, the book assesses the short- and long-term impact of the economic, political, and social restrictions post COVID-response on different stakeholders in the venture capital ecosystem, including general partners (GPs), limited partners (LPs), and entrepreneurs. It also aims to answer the question whether current changes to the venture capital industry are likely to renew and promote its overhaul, or simply perpetuate its decline. The book will be of interest to students, academics, and researchers focusing on venture capital and private equity, entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, and new venture creation as well as industry practitioners
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