The Organizational Transformation Process to Globalization

The Organizational Transformation Process to Globalization

Magdy K. Serour (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-306-7.ch003
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The topic of globalization is increasingly attracting the attention of software engineers, system researchers, and, most interestingly, business practitioners. In recent years there has been a perceptible increase in demand from business companies, services, and non-profit organizations and even from government bodies around the world to adopt and utilize Internet-based technologies in order to transform their traditional business/service activities into an electronic business environment. Such a transformation empowers organizations to expand their business processes beyond their local borders and move the entire business from localization to globalization. This chapter introduces and investigates the entire organizational transformation process to globalization. It starts with emphasizing the necessity of moving local businesses’ practices to a global market with the highlight of the major driving forces for globalization. Furthermore this chapter examines a number of vital issues that may strongly impact the final outcomes of the entire transformation process. These issues include main obstacles, resistance to change, and risk factors associated with the transformation process. Moreover this chapter proposes a conceptual framework with the objective of providing a good comprehension of the involved factors in transformation with their relationships. The last section of this chapter focuses on examining and exploring the foremost transformation maturity stages, readiness, adoption, diffusion, and retrospective.

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Yi-Chen Lan
Chapter 1
Andrew S. Targowski
This chapter introduces the taxonomy of 14 information societies from the data society to the self-sustainable society: surviving members. Their... Sample PDF
The Taxonomy of Information Societies
Chapter 2
Tomaz Kern
The chapter deals with the inefficiency of classical business systems in a dynamic global business environment. The main reasons for inefficiency... Sample PDF
Organizational Structure Without Hierarchy in a Dynamic Global Business Environment
Chapter 3
Magdy K. Serour
The topic of globalization is increasingly attracting the attention of software engineers, system researchers, and, most interestingly, business... Sample PDF
The Organizational Transformation Process to Globalization
Chapter 4
Parthasarathi Banerjee
A medium manufacturing firm had since beginning organized itself around quality-driven transactions in information documents. This learning in... Sample PDF
Transition from Manual to IT-Based Documents Transacting Business Process: Performance Measurements System as the Key
Chapter 5
Bhuvan Unhelkar
With increasing ability to interact globally through the electronic medium, businesses are able to tap into newer business opportunities externally... Sample PDF
Global E-Business Alliances: The Soci-Cultural Perspectives, Influence, and Mitigation
Chapter 6
Sherif Kamel, Ahmed Zyada
With a changing global environment driven by the innovative evolutions of information and communication technology, organizations are setting their... Sample PDF
Using DSS for Global Competitiveness: An Effective Information-Based Decision Making Process in Public Administration
Chapter 7
Sokkien L. Chhai, Yi-chen Lan
A proposed framework for making decisions dynamically in a global organisation has been developed. This framework enables data to be retrieved and... Sample PDF
A Proposed Framework for Making Decisions Dynamically in a Global Organisation
Chapter 8
Alexander Anisimov
This chapter is dedicated to the major managerial, organizational and technological aspects of development of data warehouses in a global... Sample PDF
Decision Support and Data Warehousing: Challenges of a Global Information Environment
Chapter 9
Bhuvan Unhelkar
This chapter explores the impact of Web services in creating a paradigm shift in the way businesses strive to globalize. This fundamental shift in... Sample PDF
Web Services and Their Impact in Creating a Paradigm Shift in the Process of Globalization
Chapter 10
Somnath Mukhopadhyay, Kallol Bagchi
This chapter introduces the concept of using mathematical models to select international markets for global business operations. It uses predictive... Sample PDF
Quantitative Modeling in Introducing and Managing New Information Technology in Global Business Operations
Chapter 11
Khimji Vaghjiani, Jenny Teoh
In this chapter we explore the concept of enterprise, or organisational mobility. We examine how mobility in a business can provide a competitive... Sample PDF
Comprehensive Impact of Mobile Technology on Business
Chapter 12
Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Lisa Herwick, Ramesh Pullamsetti, Thomas Gunther, Vanessa Caisan, An Wang, Andrzej Koszut
This chapter reviews the components of e-business from a procurement perspective in order to explore the key value propositions of e-business... Sample PDF
E-Business in the Global Automotive Industry: Key Value Propositions
Chapter 13
Christopher Payne, Bhuvan Unhelkar
This chapter discusses how globalization in the publishing domain is achieved through global information and communication systems. Global... Sample PDF
Global Information Systems in the Publishing Domain: An Experience Report
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