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In order to establish and maintain a successful company in the digital age, managers are digitally transforming their organizations to include such tools as disruptive technologies and digital data to improve performance and efficiencies. As these companies continue to adopt digital technologies to improve their businesses and create new revenues and value-producing opportunities, they must also be aware of the challenges digitalization can present. Business Transformations in the Era of Digitalization is a collection of innovative research on the latest trends, business opportunities, and challenges in the digitalization of businesses. Highlighting a range of topics including business-IT alignment, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), business sustainability, small and medium-sized enterprises, and digital entrepreneurship, this book is ideally designed for managers, professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, and researchers.
Cultural differences among nations are being recognized as critically important for the corporate social responsibility (CSR) agendas of multinational companies. For this reason, the past few years have shown an increase in comparative studies seeking to identify the role played by cultural dimensions in CSR engagement, performances, and communications. Linking Cultural Dimensions and CSR Communication: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research on evaluating how cultural dimensions, reflected in CSR content embedded on corporate websites, vary between the Asian context and the other countries in the world and considering how these factors affect societies and business ethics. While highlighting topics including business ethics, corporate philanthropy, and stakeholder engagement, this book is ideally designed for managers, business professionals, academicians, and researchers.
Companies operating in countries with volatile economies face an environment subject to turbulence. It is important to understand how these companies can overcome adversity, establish competitive advantage, and achieve superior performance. The selection of competitive drivers can help to improve the ability to capture, process, and manage information that can generate knowledge and innovation in products and processes, as well as increase strategic capacity and organizational performance. Strategy and Superior Performance of Micro and Small Businesses in Volatile Economies focuses on the ways that organizations capture information and disseminate it in their work teams, transforming this knowledge into innovative products and services that establish competitive advantage. It will improve the understanding of the role of strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the effort to reduce poverty levels in societies with volatile economies and which are subject to serious social disparities. Highlighting topics such as economic development, market performance, and network economy, this publication is designed for managers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.
With the modernization of services offered through the internet, many traditional face-to-face services have adopted new e-service phenomena. Especially prevalent among the younger generations, this change in service has promoted many industries to rethink how to best reach their consumers using modern technology. Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to E-Service Adoption is a pivotal reference source that aims to share the latest empirical research findings within technology acceptance, information systems, information technology, human-computer interaction, and management information systems. While highlighting topics such as e-commerce, internet banking, and technology acceptance, this publication explores the understanding of today's e-services in a dynamic and complex environment, as well as the methods within the field of information systems and information technologies. This book is ideally designed for academics, students, managers, and scholars interested in the up-and-coming research surrounding the field of information technology.