Global Enterprise Transitions

Global Enterprise Transitions

Yi-chen Lan (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Bhuvan Unhelkar (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-624-2.ch001
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Abstract

Globalization, especially in the business world of the 21st century, is inevitable. Today, almost all businesses face intense competition all around the globe. The rapid changes in the global environment force enterprises to seek suitable business strategies to sustain them. This leads enterprises to change the way they conduct and operate businesses, and transform themselves in a way that will enable them to cope with the global challenges, compete globally and eventually grow. The winners in this phenomenon are the companies that implement their business operations in the most creative and innovative manner possible. Needless to say, this is done through the incorporation of information and communication technology (ICT) into business strategies and goals. In the past few years, IT has been recognized as an imperative factor that drives companies towards global operations (Palvia et al., 2002). Globalization is an all-pervasive phenomena in today’s world, with the business providing a significant context to the overall process. As former U.S. President Bill Clinton (2002) stated in his address at the University of California, Berkeley:

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Dedications
Table of Contents
Foreword
Mahesh S. Raisinghani
Preface
Yi-Chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Yi-chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
Globalization, especially in the business world of the 21st century, is inevitable. Today, almost all businesses face intense competition all around... Sample PDF
Global Enterprise Transitions
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Chapter 2
Yi-chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
Successful globalization requires good strategic vision and its implementation. Strategic vision refers to what an enterprise expects to be its... Sample PDF
Global Enterprises- Visions and Structures
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Chapter 3
Yi-chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
Having argued for and created a vision of the global entity, we now consider the system and process framework for GET. During global transition... Sample PDF
Systems and Processes Framework in Global Business Transition
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Chapter 4
Yi-chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
Enactment is the application of the theory of the Global Enterprise Transition (GET) process in practice. Thus, while the discussion up to the... Sample PDF
Enacting Global Enterprise Transitions
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Chapter 5
Yi-chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
We have discussed, thus far, the vision of a global enterprise and the process of achieving that vision. However, it is the technologies available... Sample PDF
Enabling Technologies for Enterprise Globalizations
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Chapter 6
Yi-chen Lan, Bhuvan Unhelkar
This chapter demonstrates the application of the GET process in the area of Tele-health, to a hospital. The reason for selecting the domain of... Sample PDF
Case Study in Globalization of Hospitals
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