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Standardization is no longer a technical activity. Rather, most large firms as well as policymakers and many other public sector entities have realized the economic and political relevance of information and communication technology standards. Accordingly, an increasing number of firms and public authorities experience the need to properly manage their standardization activities. Corporate Standardization Management and Innovation is an essential reference source that discusses various aspects that relate to the management of standardization in private firms and the public sector and identifies good practices in the internal and external management of standardization activities. Focusing around research areas such as digital market, global business, and business strategy, this book is designed to assist academics, practitioners, and researchers in the identification of good practices in management of standardization activities.
Industrial houses have, in recent years, begun to favor green products and financial institutions are funneling investible funds to environmentally friendly industries as a priority. Implementation of green policy to support these changes requires economic as well as political support from various influential countries. Success of green policies will inevitably benefit biodiversity and global environmental health. The Handbook of Research on Economic and Political Implications of Green Trading and Energy Use is a scholarly research publication that presents global perspectives on the impact of green financing and accounting on the health of the environment while highlighting issues related to carbon trading, carbon credit, energy use, and energy efficiency and their impact on economic outputs. This reference features a range of topics including environmental policies and sustainable development and is essential for academicians, environmental scientists, policymakers, political scientists, students, and researchers.
As digitization continues to bring rapid changes to businesses, companies must remain agile in order to comply with changing regulations and maintain governance and compliance while achieving its business objectives. To achieve this agility, IT staff within these companies must be able to respond quickly to changing business needs while maintaining existing and efficient infrastructure. Strategic IT Governance and Performance Frameworks in Large Organizations is an essential reference source that provides emerging frameworks and models that implement an efficient strategic IT governance in organizations and discusses the effects these policies have on the business as a whole. Featuring six international case studies from large organizations, this title covers topics such as IT management, security policy, and organizational governance, and is ideally designed for IT specialists, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and managers.
Information management is the practice of managing information assets to ensure organizations realize their value and minimize their liabilities. The failure rate of individuals in information management positions is high, as is the risk to organizations that do not manage their business-critical information. Managing information as a capital asset means a radical shift in how both the business and the information professionals manage information by putting information assets front and center as a core business function rather than a backroom or support operation. Strategic Management of Business-Critical Information Assets is an essential research book that highlights key issues, explains concepts and consequences, and shares common experience and examples to help guide an organization through the transformation process of organizing and managing their information assets strategically. Highlighting topics such as cost management, information cultures, and security, this book is ideally designed for business professionals, information practitioners, information policy advocates, enterprise architects, managers, tech professionals, researchers, and academicians.