Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA): 188 Volumes

Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA): 188 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
ISSN: 2327-3429|EISSN: 2327-3437
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Institutions: Print
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Business entities are constantly seeking new ways through which to gain advantage over their competitors and strengthen their position within the business environment. With competition at an all-time high due to technological advancements allowing for competition on a global scale, firms continue to seek new ways through which to improve and strengthen their business processes, procedures, and profitability.

The Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series is a timely series responding to the high demand for state-of-the-art research on how business strategies are created, implemented and re-designed to meet the demands of globalized competitive markets. With a focus on local and global challenges, business opportunities and the needs of society, the ABSCA encourages scientific discourse on doing business and managing information technologies for the creation of sustainable competitive advantage.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive Enterprise
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Business Models
  • Co-operative Strategies
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Core Competencies
  • Cost Leadership Strategy
  • Customer-Orientation Strategy
  • Differentiation Strategy
  • Economies of Scale
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Ethics and Business Strategy
  • Foreign Investment Decision Process
  • Globalization
  • Innovation Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Joint Ventures
  • Outsourcing
  • Resource-Based Competition
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy Performance Management
  • Tacit Knowledge
  • Value Chain
  • Value Creation

Titles in Series

Leadership and Followership in an Organizational Change Context
Sajjad Nawaz Khan (University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2022. 300 pages.
Often it seems that people place a spotlight on leaders and disregard the probability that the success of the organization lies somewhere in the followers. However,...
Bioentrepreneurship and Transferring Technology Into Product Development
Swati Agarwal (Banasthali Vidyapith University, India), Sonu Kumari (Banasthali University, India), Suphiya Khan (Banasthali University, Tonk Newai, India)
Copyright © 2022. 325 pages.
In terms of becoming a successful bioentrepreneur, there is still much more to learn. There are many ways to learn the essential fundamentals of entrepreneurship, in...
Sustainable and Responsible Entrepreneurship and Key Drivers of Performance
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania), Rahul Verma (Delhi University, India)
Copyright © 2022. 315 pages.
Today’s entrepreneurial practices operate in a continuously challenging, highly dynamic, and everchanging environment. In these times of change, it is important to e...
Remote Work and Sustainable Changes for the Future of Global Business
Mohammed Banu Ali (Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK)
Copyright © 2022. 335 pages.
There is a void of research and other academic materials to support stakeholders operating within industry and the service sector with respect to their perceptions a...
Computational Thinking for Problem Solving and Managerial Mindset Training
Luisa Dall'Acqua (University of Bologna, Italy & LS TCO, Italy)
Copyright © 2021. 305 pages.
The cultural, social, and economic history of mankind is characterized by a succession of needs and problems that have stimulated the invention of operational and co...
Handbook of Research on Strategies and Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on SMEs
Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India)
Copyright © 2021. 890 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of the modern world, and its impact is felt by all. The pandemic particularly has had a large impact on businesses as...
Impacts and Implications for the Sports Industry in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Armand Faganel (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Igor Rižnar (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Arne Baruca (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 340 pages.
The sports industry had impressive global growth over the years, with factors from the introduction of e-sports and new streaming and viewing methods to sponsorships...
Global Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives for Reluctant Businesses
Syed Abdul Rehman Khan (Xuzhou University of Technology, Xuzhou, China & Beijing Key Laboratory of Urban Spatial Engineering, Beijing, China), Zhang Yu (Chang'an University, China), Mirela Panait (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Laeeq Razzak Janjua (Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland), Adeel Shah (Institute of Business Management, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2021. 300 pages.
Undeniably, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not new, but there is a huge difference between understanding the concept of CSR in developed and...
Analyzing the Relationship Between Corporate Governance, CSR, and Sustainability
Muddassar Sarfraz (Hohai University, China), Syed Ghulam Meran Shah (Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, China)
Copyright © 2021. 315 pages.
Corporate governance has convincingly been contemplated to be the backbone of an organization. Without doubt, corporate governance is a vehicle that can assist with...
Emerging Challenges, Solutions, and Best Practices for Digital Enterprise Transformation
Kamaljeet Sandhu (University of New England, Australia)
Copyright © 2021. 387 pages.
As organizations continue to move towards digital enterprise, the need for digital transformation continues to grow especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These im...
Handbook of Research on Reinventing Economies and Organizations Following a Global Health Crisis
Teresa Gomes da Costa (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal), Inês Lisboa (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Nuno Miguel Teixeira (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 400 pages.
Due to the global health crisis, economies had to adapt to combat pandemic situations. In the present pandemic crisis, new legislation, methods, labor approaches, va...
Emerging Ecosystem-Centric Business Models for Sustainable Value Creation
Xenia Ziouvelou (University of Southampton, UK), Frank McGroarty (University of Southampton, UK)
Copyright © 2021. 335 pages.
A hyperconnected, constantly evolving world has emerged. A world where people (internet of people), things (internet of things), and data (internet of data) are link...
Handbook of Research on Disruptive Innovation and Digital Transformation in Asia
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain), Xi Zhang (Tianjin University, China), Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (School of Business and Economics, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)
Copyright © 2021. 661 pages.
With new technologies constantly being created, implemented, and sold, it is a robust opportunity for companies to hop on board with the latest digital trends. With...
Disruptive Technology and Digital Transformation for Business and Government
Kamaljeet Sandhu (University of New England, Australia)
Copyright © 2021. 410 pages.
With the far-reaching global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand and the necessity for digital enterprise transformation have accelerated exponentially. Mana...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Sustainability, and ICTs in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Luisa Cagica Carvalho (Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal & CEFAGE, University of Évora, Portugal), Leonilde Reis (Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal), Clara Silveira (Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 451 pages.
ICT has had a huge impact on businesses and organizations in general, with new business models, new marketing channels, and new markets being reached using these tec...
Disruptive Technologies and Innovative Strategies for Organizational Success
Nilsa I. Elias (Western Governors University, USA), Terry M. Walker (University of Louisiana, USA), Robin Walker (Metropolitan State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 315 pages.
Established firms typically focus on their most profitable customers or classes of customers and are slow to adopt new business processes and/or technologies, which...
Cases on Digital Strategies and Management Issues in Modern Organizations
José Duarte Santos (Instituto Superior Politecnico, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 300 pages.
Business strategy is not an abstract concept; it is a type of work that is designed for complex theoretical conceptualization. While there are numerous sources explo...
Advanced Perspectives on Global Industry Transitions and Business Opportunities
Fanny Saruchera (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 352 pages.
As more companies shift their operations between countries to take advantage of lower costs and greater profit, the global market continues to change rapidly, result...
Entrepreneurial Innovation for Securing Long-Term Growth in a Short-Term Economy
Jorge Gamez-Gutierrez (Universidad de la Costa, Colombia), Jose Manuel Saiz-Alvarez (Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador & Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia & CEIEF-Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile)
Copyright © 2021. 256 pages.
A fundamental process for a company to achieve stable growth levels over time in a highly competitive economy is the ability to improve, adapt, and overcome a variet...
Competitive Drivers for Improving Future Business Performance
Carlos Martins (Lusíada University of Porto, Portugal), Paula Rodrigues (Lusíada University of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 267 pages.
The globalized economy, dominated by the diffusion of innovation and social, political, and economic changes, allows people and knowledge to flow without knowing wha...
Global Perspectives on Military Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sanya Ojo (Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2021. 357 pages.
Like other organizations across the world, military establishments apply the concept of entrepreneurship to day-to-day activities. However, literature on the topic r...
Handbook of Research on Sustaining SMEs and Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India)
Copyright © 2021. 676 pages.
A multidimensional approach to entrepreneurship, especially in the post-COVID-19 era, will have an important influence on the state of business and government, espec...
Creating Social Value Through Social Entrepreneurship
Mine Afacan Fındıklı (Beykent University, Turkey), Duygu Acar Erdur (Beykent University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 369 pages.
With today’s current problems, including forced migrations, inadequate education and healthcare systems, environmental threats, economic crises, poverty, etc., it ha...
Handbook of Research on International Business and Models for Global Purpose-Driven Companies
Rafael Ignacio Perez-Uribe (EAN University, Colombia), Carlos Largacha-Martinez (Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina, Colombia), David Ocampo-Guzman (EAN University, Colombia)
Copyright © 2021. 589 pages.
International businesses struggle to be competitive and influential at the global market level. With the new ideas in the management and leadership disciplines, hard...
Cases on Internationalization Challenges for SMEs
António Carrizo Moreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 333 pages.
With the globalization process, firms are seeking to expand their activities to international markets but are also “feeling” expanded competition from abroad. Small...
Impact of Disruptive Technologies on the Sharing Economy
Ford Lumban Gaol (Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia), Natalia Filimonova (Vladimir State University, Russia), Chandan Acharya (City University of New York, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 350 pages.
Because it continually implements entrepreneurial creativity and innovative business models, the economic landscape is ever-changing in today’s globalized world. As...
Innovation Management and Growth in Emerging Economies
Heather C. Webb (Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, UAE), Wendy Wu (Edinburgh Napier University, UK), Hussain Al Numairy (Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, UAE)
Copyright © 2021. 288 pages.
Despite its economic impact, understanding what shaped emerging economies’ success seems to be a mystery. These complexities are compounded by fast moving technologi...
Handbook of Research on Nascent Entrepreneurship and Creating New Ventures
António Carrizo Moreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), José Guilherme Leitão Dantas (CARME, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 483 pages.
Due to the 2008-2009 crisis, the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of entrepreneurship has become more crit...
Reshaping Entrepreneurship Education With Strategy and Innovation
Ayansola Olatunji Ayandibu (University of Zululand, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 422 pages.
New small business owners are constantly pressured to play a major role in the economic growth of their respected nation. However, revitalizing how individuals think...
Emerging Business and Trade Opportunities Between Oceania and Asia
Angus Hooke (Australian Institute of Higher Education, Australia), Hardik Vachharajani (Crown Institute of Higher Education, Australia), Harpreet Kaur (Australian Institute of Higher Education, Australia), Kevin E. Dow (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2021. 325 pages.
Asia and Oceania are close geographically, have complementary trade and investment opportunities, and have developed strong business relationships during recent deca...
Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Peter Smith (The Leadership Alliance Inc., Canada), Tom Cockburn (Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business, Canada)
Copyright © 2021. 425 pages.
As the world has adapted to the age of digital technology, present day business leaders are required to change with the times as well. Addressing and formatting thei...
Global Challenges and Strategic Disruptors in Asian Businesses and Economies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain), Miltiadis D. Lytras (American College of Greece, Greece & Effat University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2021. 358 pages.
Strategic disruptors in companies and economies, including blockchain technology, big data, and artificial intelligence, can contribute to the creation of new busine...
Advanced Models and Tools for Effective Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Risk Contexts
Vicente González-Prida (University of Seville, Spain & UNED, Spain), María Carmen Carnero (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 423 pages.
Business industries depend on advanced models and tools that provide an optimal and objective decision-making process, ultimately guaranteeing improved competitivene...
Knowledge Management for Corporate Social Responsibility
Gregorio Martín-de Castro (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), Jaime González-Masip (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 388 pages.
In a changing and complex environment currently facing the main challenges of sustainable development, effective management of knowledge, intellectual assets, organi...
Quality Management for Competitive Advantage in Global Markets
José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez (Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador & Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia & CEIEF-Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile), Beatriz Olalla-Caballero (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 297 pages.
Quality should be treated as a culture of success in the market. Enterprises focused on quality will survive in the long term in this new environment because quality...
Applications of Soft Systems Methodology for Organizational Change
Maryam Ebrahimi (Independent Researcher, Germany)
Copyright © 2021. 236 pages.
Systems thinking is a method of problem solving that deals with various cultural issues including conflict and compromise. In recent years, researchers have begun st...
Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and ICTs
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & CEFAGE, Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Leonilde Reis (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal), Alcina Prata (Instituto Polytechnic of Setúbal, Portugal), Raquel Pereira (Instituto Polytechnic of Setúbal, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 455 pages.
Currently, most organizations are dependent on IS/ICT in order to support their business strategies. IS/ICT can promote the implementation of strategies and enhancer...
Sustainability Reporting, Ethics, and Strategic Management Strategies for Modern Organizations
Ionica Oncioiu (Titu Maiorescu University, Romania), Sorinel Căpușneanu (Titu Maiorescu University, Romania), Dan Ioan Topor (1 Decembrie 1918 University, Romania), Dana Maria (Oprea) Constantin (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2021. 320 pages.
Current modern companies, which are also the key factors of a global economy, are subject to increasing pressures to conduct their business in an environmentally res...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Development and Opportunities in Circular Economy
Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India)
Copyright © 2020. 696 pages.
With the need for sustainability, a focus on developing an economic system that aims at minimizing waste, commonly referred to as the circular economy, is emerging....
Open and Innovative Trade Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean
Pablo Alberto Baisotti (University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
Copyright © 2020. 255 pages.
Trade, especially international trade, is an important component of business that can be instrumental to the prosperity of a country or region. The various economic...
Cases on Performance Improvement Innovation
Darlene M. Van Tiem (Capella University, USA & University of Michigan – Dearborn, USA), Nancy Crain Burns (Crain Burns Associates LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 377 pages.
Companies in today’s market are continually looking for techniques that will enhance and improve their overall performance. The rise of data analytics in recent year...
Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning
Kamaljeet Sandhu (University of New England, Australia)
Copyright © 2020. 282 pages.
In a world dependent on digital technologies, business corporations continually try to stay ahead of their competitors by adopting the most updated technology into t...
International Perspectives on the Youth Labor Market: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Samir Amine (Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada)
Copyright © 2020. 217 pages.
Persistent unemployment and rising wage differences at the expense of low-skilled workers has characterized the labor market in most developed countries. Since the l...
Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Sheryl Beverley Buckley (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2020. 325 pages.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution revolves around cyber-physical systems and artificial intelligence. Little is certain about this new wave of innovation, which leave...
Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation in Family Businesses and SMEs
Andreas Masouras (Neapolis University, Cyprus), Georgios Maris (University of the Aegean, Greece), Androniki Kavoura (University of West Attica, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 312 pages.
Entrepreneurship is very important for both entrepreneurs and economic development. It helps boost innovation and competitiveness in every country and facilitates th...
Dynamic Strategic Thinking for Improved Competitiveness and Performance
Georgette Andraz (CEFAGE, University of Algarve, Portugal), Helder Carrasqueira (University of Algarve, Portugal & CiTUR, Portugal), Rosaria Pereira (University of Algarve, Portugal), Rita Baleiro (University of Algarve, Portugal & CiTUR, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 346 pages.
Competition in today’s global economy has become more complex due to the adoption of digitization and advanced methods of performance. Firms are compelled to adapt t...
Digital Innovations for Customer Engagement, Management, and Organizational Improvement
Kamaljeet Sandhu (University of New England, Australia)
Copyright © 2020. 278 pages.
Over the past several years, digital technologies have reestablished the ways in which corporations operate. On one hand, technology has allowed companies to build a...
Cultural Factors and Performance in 21st Century Businesses
Bryan Christiansen (Global Training Group, Ltd, UK), John David Branch (University of Michigan, USA), Joanna Karmowska (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Copyright © 2020. 284 pages.
Businesses rely heavily on their culture to ensure sustainable success, and company culture is invariably influenced by national values. In an era of global hypercom...
Handbook of Research on IT Applications for Strategic Competitive Advantage and Decision Making
Efosa Carroll Idemudia (Arkansas Tech University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 459 pages.
To date, a plethora of companies and organizations are investing vast amounts of money on the latest technologies. Information technology can be used to improve mark...
Handbook of Research on Driving Industrial Competitiveness With Innovative Design Principles
Luís Farinha (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal & NECE, University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Daniel Raposo (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal & RETHINK Research Group on Design for the Territory, CIAUD, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 335 pages.
Industry and academia should capture significant value through adopting design-led innovation to improve opportunities for success. Skills and capabilities should se...
Qualitative Exploration of Grounded Theory in Organizational Research
Maryam Ebrahimi (Independent Researcher, Germany)
Copyright © 2020. 251 pages.
Due to their complexity, societal influence, and dynamic nature, organizations have become a prominent area of study. As researchers are continually looking for nove...
Principles and Practices of Small-Scale Sport Event Management
Anestis Fotiadis (Zayed University, UAE), Chris Vassiliadis (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 287 pages.
Although there is significant research on large events that take place within athletics, small-scale events are largely ignored, in part due to the lack of press tha...
Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling, Audience Engagement, and Business Strategies
Víctor Hernández-Santaolalla (University of Seville, Spain), Mónica Barrientos-Bueno (University of Seville, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 457 pages.
As media evolves with technological improvement, communication changes alongside it. In particular, storytelling and narrative structure have adapted to the new digi...
Developing Creative Economy Through Disruptive Leadership: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kristin Joyce Tardif (University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 226 pages.
Across rural America there are disruptive leaders who are finding the courage to ignite their small local communities with creativity, ingenuity, scrappiness, and co...
Digital Marketing Strategies and Models for Competitive Business
Filipe Mota Pinto (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Teresa Guarda (Universidad Peninsula de Santa Elena (UPSE), Ecuador)
Copyright © 2020. 240 pages.
Modern marketing practices have evolved to become a dynamic meeting point for technology practitioners and business professionals. Digital technologies have added a...
Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies for Start-Ups and Small Business
Jarmila Šebestová (Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2020. 316 pages.
Business competencies are very complex, and entrepreneurs' beliefs, actions, and aspirations for their businesses are widely influenced by their sense of values...
Knowledge Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in a Changing World
Murray Eugene Jennex (San Diego State University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 463 pages.
In today’s world of business, gaining an advantage of competitors is a focal point for organizations and a driving force in the economy. New practices are being stud...
Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs in Industry 4.0
Noor Hazlina Ahmad (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Qaisar Iqbal (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Hasliza Abdul Halim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2020. 271 pages.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been widely acknowledged to be an important agent of development because of their potential for addressing unemployment, ine...
Recent Advancements in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility
Amulya Gurtu (Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 219 pages.
In an effort to safeguard the environment, consumers have begun pressuring global businesses to create environmentally-friendly products and sustainable business pra...
Disruptive and Emerging Technology Trends Across Education and the Workplace
Julie Anne Delello (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA), Rochell R. McWhorter (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 353 pages.
Advancing technologies are rapidly modifying the current state of business and society causing an expansion of possible career opportunities. In order to stay compet...
Conceptual and Theoretical Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Financial Performance
Inna Sousa Paiva (Business Research Unit, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal), Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal & CEFAGE, University of Évora, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 369 pages.
Over the last few years, we have witnessed the enormous success of corporate social responsibility and business all over the world. These developments, including tho...
Handbook of Research on Approaches to Alternative Entrepreneurship Opportunities
José Guilherme Leitão Dantas (CARME, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal), Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal, Portugal & CEFAGE, University of Évora, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 512 pages.
In some cases, technology-based projects have revolutionized the way of living by contributing to job and wealth creation. These types of ventures, regardless of the...
CSR and Socially Responsible Investing Strategies in Transitioning and Emerging Economies
Anetta Kuna-Marszałek (University of Łódź, Poland), Agnieszka Kłysik-Uryszek (University of Łódź, Poland)
Copyright © 2020. 346 pages.
One of the most important activities of enterprises today is responsible entrepreneurship. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities can help to forge a stron...
Handbook of Research on the Strategic Management of Family Businesses
Jesús Manuel Palma-Ruiz (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico), Ismael Barros-Contreras (Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile), Luca Gnan (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)
Copyright © 2020. 539 pages.
The literature on family business has developed significantly over the last years. However, efforts remain to summarize and systematize the main aspects that affect...
Utilizing Gamification in Servicescapes for Improved Consumer Engagement
Miralem Helmefalk (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Leif Marcusson (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2020. 319 pages.
As consumers increase their purchases from online retailers, businesses must find exceedingly innovative ways to increase customer engagement. While online gaming ha...
Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era
Mikhail Yevgenievich Kuznetsov (Moscow State University, Russia), Maria Igorevna Nikishova (Financial University Under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia)
Copyright © 2020. 230 pages.
While corporate governance has been a successful concept throughout the centuries, it is in question whether this concept can remain sustainable in the digital era a...
Senior Entrepreneurship and Aging in Modern Business
José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez (EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico & Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico), Jorge Alberto Gámez-Gutiérrez (Uniagustiniana, Colombia)
Copyright © 2020. 372 pages.
With the current upsurge of Industry 4.0, the way manufacturers assemble their products to sell in a competitive market has changed, guided by the SMART strategy. On...
Handbook of Research on Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth
Jesús Manuel Palma-Ruiz (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico), José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez (Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador & Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia & CEIEF-Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile), Ángel Herrero-Crespo (University of Cantabria, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 490 pages.
With the rise of information and communication technologies in today’s world, many regions have begun to adapt into more resource-efficient communities. Integrating...
Analyzing the Relationship Between Innovation, Value Creation, and Entrepreneurship
Miguel-Ángel Galindo-Martín (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain), Maria-Teresa Mendez-Picazo (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain), María-Soledad Castaño-Martínez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 374 pages.
Innovation stimulates and facilitates entrepreneurship because the highest levels of entrepreneurship are to be found in societies with the highest value creation an...
Micro-Entrepreneurship and Micro-Enterprise Development in Malaysia: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Abdullah Al Mamun (UCSI University, Malaysia), Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder (George Brown College, Canada), Noor Raihani Zainol (Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Malaysia), Rajennd Muniady (New Era University College (NEUC), Malaysia)
Copyright © 2020. 225 pages.
Developing nations currently utilize various methods and practices used in most entrepreneurial activities. Manipulating these processes to work in a categorically l...
Handbook of Research on Increasing the Competitiveness of SMEs
Rafael Perez-Uribe (EAN University, Colombia), David Ocampo-Guzman (EAN University, Colombia), Carlos Salcedo-Perez (EAN University, Colombia), Lorena Piñeiro-Cortes (EAN University, Colombia), Maria Del Pilar Ramirez-Salazar (EAN University, Colombia)
Copyright © 2020. 712 pages.
Countries have been competing against each other in order to attract financial investment and human capital for decades. However, emerging economies have a long way...
Business Reinvention for Ecosystem Value, Flexibility, and Empowerment: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Soe-Tsyr Daphne Yuan (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Copyright © 2020. 230 pages.
The success of a business is largely determined by how adaptably it can facilitate innovative digital architectures and human-based resources. By redesigning this pr...
Competitiveness, Organizational Management, and Governance in Family Firms
Cesar Camisón (University of Valenica, Spain), Tomás González (University of Valencia, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 459 pages.
The "family effect" remains a challenge for researchers interested in both the family firm’s organizational form and in the effects of familial ownership on a firm&#...
Strategic Approaches for Conflict Resolution in Organizations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Siddhartha Bhattacharyya (RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India)
Copyright © 2020. 187 pages.
Disputes between peers as well as between supervisors-subordinates happen numerous times a week in the corporate environment. Although the win-win concept is the ide...
Leadership Styles, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship in the Era of Digitalization
Çağlar Doğru (Ufuk University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 449 pages.
Leaders are the most important element of an organization in regards to reaching organizational goals, motivating followers to perform better, and creating an innova...
Socio-Economic Perspectives on Vocational Skill Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ugochukwu Chinonso Okolie (Ebonyi State University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 250 pages.
Vocational skill development (VSD) has the capacity to contribute to poverty reduction because it serves as the key to job creation and inclusive growth. As develope...
Achieving Peak Sales Performance for Optimal Business Value and Sustainability
Carlton Brown (University of Plymouth, UK)
Copyright © 2020. 431 pages.
Businesses today face many obstacles, but one major hurdle is optimizing sales performance and achieving peak levels of execution. In recent years, there has been a...
Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance
Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz (Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), George Leal Jamil (Informações em Rede Consultoria e Treinamento Ltda., Brazil), Liliana Avelar-Sosa (Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver (Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 549 pages.
In the industrial world, companies are always seeking competitive advantages to sustain themselves in the globalized market. A supply chain is one of these improveme...
Advanced MIS and Digital Transformation for Increased Creativity and Innovation in Business
Gülay Ekren (Sinop University, Turkey), Alptekin Erkollar (ETCOP, Austria), Birgit Oberer (ETCOP, Austria)
Copyright © 2020. 251 pages.
As businesses undergo digital transformation, technologies will lead to greater efficiencies and change how we interact in traditional relationships among suppliers,...
Improving Business Performance Through Innovation in the Digital Economy
Ionica Oncioiu (Titu Maiorescu University, Romania)
Copyright © 2020. 272 pages.
In the 21st century, advancements in the digital world are bringing about rapid waves of change in organizational management. As such, it is increasingly imperative...
Ethical Consumerism and Comparative Studies Across Different Cultures: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ebtihaj Ahmed Al-A'ali (University of Bahrain, Bahrain), Meryem Masmoudi (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2020. 248 pages.
One of the integral parts of determining business success directly correlates to how well a company interacts with their customers. This increased demand for direct...
Handbook of Research on Managerial Practices and Disruptive Innovation in Asia
Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Xi Zhang (Tianjin University, China), Kwok Tai Chui (The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2020. 451 pages.
Collaboration in business allows for equitable opportunities and inclusive growth as the economy rises while also permitting partnering organizations to adopt and ut...
Entrepreneurial Innovation and Economic Development in Dubai and Comparisons to Its Sister Cities
Heather C. Webb (Dubai Men’s College, UAE), Hussain A. Al Numairy (Dubai Men’s College, UAE)
Copyright © 2020. 364 pages.
Since the turn of the century, the world has been in pursuit of more established economic cities. Differences in governmental policy has pushed researchers to discov...
Theoretical and Applied Mathematics in International Business
Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, USA), Fatima Shuwaikh (Université Paris Saclay, France)
Copyright © 2020. 358 pages.
In the past, practical applications motivated the development of mathematical theories, which then became the subject of study in pure mathematics where abstract con...
Strategic Marketing for Social Enterprises in Developing Nations
Nigel Chiweshe (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Debbie Ellis (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 373 pages.
Many governments in developing nations are finding it nearly impossible to address challenges posed to their countries, including poverty, disease, and high levels o...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Internationalization
Nuno Miguel Teixeira (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal), Teresa Gomes da Costa (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal), Inês Margarida Lisboa (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 761 pages.
In a global and increasingly competitive world, companies must be aware of important drivers. Entrepreneurship and innovation are important contributions to the deve...
Handbook of Research on Corporate Restructuring and Globalization
Antonio Carrizo Moreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Pedro Silva (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 408 pages.
While acquisitions and expansion strategies are understood as exciting in the business world, contraction activities are received less enthusiastically. Nevertheless...
Responsible, Sustainable, and Globally Aware Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Ziska Fields (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Stefan Huesig (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Copyright © 2019. 396 pages.
Industry 4.0 is the first industrial revolution where technology and humans are very closely integrated. This has a profound effect on how the changes brought on by...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business
José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), Jesús Manuel Palma-Ruiz (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico)
Copyright © 2019. 559 pages.
This reference book is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it provides trending research on family businesses. With the recent boom in entrepreneurship and the...
The Belt and Road Strategy in International Business and Administration
Wei Liu (University of Sydney, Australia), Zhe Zhang (University of Sydney, Australia), Jin-Xiong Chen (Wuyi University, China), Sang-Bing Tsai (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China & Capital University of Economics and Business, China & Wuyi University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 273 pages.
International business strategies orbit around the idea of strengthening partnerships with other countries. Developing new and innovative opportunities to connect ne...
Global Considerations in Entrepreneurship Education and Training
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & CEFAGE - Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Ana Dias Daniel (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 322 pages.
Entrepreneurship education has gained considerable interest in the last decade, both in the political and academic arenas, because it fosters innovation and plays a...
Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems
Brychan Celfyn Thomas (University of South Wales, UK), Lyndon John Murphy (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 341 pages.
Social capital as a concept, is a comparatively recent addition to the regional economic and innovation literature. Facets of social capital are generally acknowledg...
Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organizations
Alexandros Antonaras (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Paraskevi Dekoulou (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)
Copyright © 2019. 402 pages.
The last decades witnessed a vigorous debate over the role of corporations in society. Interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become intense as corpor...
Linking Cultural Dimensions and CSR Communication: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Maria Palazzo (University of Salerno, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 169 pages.
Cultural differences among nations are being recognized as critically important for the corporate social responsibility (CSR) agendas of multinational companies. For...
Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy
Florica Tomos (University of South Wales, UK), Naresh Kumar (Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia), Nick Clifton (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), Denis Hyams-Ssekasi (University of Bolton, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 411 pages.
There has been an increase in women entrepreneurs participating in the growth of local, regional, national, and global economies. While these women showcase crucial...
Environmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives Market
Diana Bogueva (Curtin University, Australia), Dora Marinova (Curtin University, Australia), Talia Raphaely (Curtin University, Australia), Kurt Schmidinger (University of Vienna, Austria)
Copyright © 2019. 395 pages.
There are various innovations and new technologies being produced in the energy, transportation, and building industries to combat climate change and improve environ...
Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development
Robert G. Hamlin (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Andrea D. Ellinger (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA), Jenni Jones (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 749 pages.
Without change, there can be no progress. To influence change, organizations attempt to harmonize internally and become accustomed to dealing with a variety of situa...
Strategic Collaborative Innovations in Organizational Systems
Mambo Mupepi (Grand Valley State University, USA), Robert Costello (Newcastle College, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 272 pages.
Organizations today need to continually implement new strategies that increase the sustainability and competitiveness of a business. By sharing experiences in a coll...
Handbook of Research on Business Models in Modern Competitive Scenarios
George Leal Jamil (Informações em Rede e Consultoria Ltda., Brazil), Liliane Carvalho Jamil (Independent Researcher, Brazil), Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (FUMEC University, Brazil), Werner Silveira (Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Copyright © 2019. 537 pages.
Business models are regarded as a main emerging topic in the management area for opportune science-driven practical conceptions and applications. They represent how...
The Evolution of Black African Entrepreneurship in the UK
Sanya Ojo (University of East London, UK)
Copyright © 2019. 236 pages.
Migrating to a different country can be difficult, especially when attempting to start a business. Africans who migrate to the UK manage to negotiate and forge relat...
Knowledge-Driven Innovation in Start-Ups and SMEs: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Joana Coutinho Sousa (Unlimited-Hashtag, Portugal), Jorge Gaspar (Unlimited-Hashtag, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 154 pages.
The world is witnessing an increase in innovation both in start-ups and in SMEs, and the implementation of innovation is having a substantial impact on the knowledge...
Handbook of Research on Managerial Thinking in Global Business Economics
Hasan Dinçer (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Serhat Yüksel (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 641 pages.
In a highly competitive global market, companies need to equip themselves with best practices and strategies to survive. Strategic management, innovative managerial...
Service Marketing Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Muhammad Sabbir Rahman (North South University, Bangladesh), Mahmud Habib Zaman (North South University, Bangladesh), Md Afnan Hossain (North South University, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2019. 171 pages.
The contribution of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is acknowledged as an influential engine to economic growth. However, the biggest challenge faced by these SM...
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Inclusivity of Women in the Mining Industry: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Nattavud Pimpa (Mahidol University, Thailand), Timothy Moore (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 106 pages.
The importance of corporate social responsibility with a focus on gender diversity has been widely debated in modern businesses. Of specific issue is the importance...
Entrepreneurial Orientation and Opportunities for Global Economic Growth
Orlando Lima Rua (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 300 pages.
Developments in the global economy have drastically transformed traditional businesses and trading systems. New communications and computing technology have not only...
Smart Specialization Strategies and the Role of Entrepreneurial Universities
Nuno Caseiro (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal), Domingos Santos (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal & New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 301 pages.
One of the most pivotal tasks of a regional government is to find different and innovative ways to develop their economies. Formulating universities, in that respect...
Dynamic Perspectives on Globalization and Sustainable Business in Asia
Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (The University of Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2019. 411 pages.
In the increasingly turbulent political climate, there has been growing interest in economic and international relations with Asia. Understanding the business practi...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Marketing for Global Reach in the Digital Economy
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Universidade Aberta, Portugal & Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Pedro Isaías (University of Queensland, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 609 pages.
The digital economy is a driver of change, innovation, and competitiveness for international businesses and organizations. Because of this, it is important to highli...
Global Cyber Security Labor Shortage and International Business Risk
Bryan Christiansen (Tactical Systems LLC, USA), Agnieszka Piekarz (Independent Researcher, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 447 pages.
Global events involving cybersecurity breaches have highlighted the ever-growing dependence on interconnected online systems in international business. The increasin...
Creating Business Value and Competitive Advantage With Social Entrepreneurship
N. Oyku Iyigun (Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 435 pages.
The field of social entrepreneurship is attracting attention from multiple industries. Social entrepreneurs are responsible for finding ways to creatively contribute...
Applying Business Intelligence Initiatives in Healthcare and Organizational Settings
Shah J. Miah (The University of Newcastle, Australia), William Yeoh (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 384 pages.
Data analysis is an important part of modern business administration, as efficient compilation of information allows managers and business leaders to make the best d...
Strategic Optimization of Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Global Market
Milan Vemić (DAI Europe, Serbia)
Copyright © 2019. 386 pages.
To maintain a competitive edge against other businesses, companies must ensure the most effective strategies and procedures are in place. This is particularly critic...
Effective Open Innovation Strategies in Modern Business: Emerging Research and Opportunities
N. Raghavendra Rao (FINAIT Consultancy Services, India)
Copyright © 2018. 159 pages.
Globalization has created an increase in the number of business opportunities presented to enterprises. A competitive market places demands on businesses to think di...
Examining the Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies
David Chitakunye (London School of Commerce, UK), Amandeep Takhar (University of Northampton, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 375 pages.
Entrepreneurship has seen an influx of industry-leading women. With this shift, women are now impacting a mainly male-dominated field and face ongoing challenges wit...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Innovation Management for Improved Competitive Advantage
George Leal Jamil (InesTec, Portugal), João José Pinto Ferreira (InesTec, Portugal), Maria Manuela Pinto (InesTec, Portugal), Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (Universidade Fumec, Brazil), Alexandra Xavier (InesTec, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 772 pages.
Innovation is a vital process for any business to remain competitive in this age. This progress must be coherently and optimally managed, allowing for successful imp...
Utilizing Consumer Psychology in Business Strategy
Tevfik Dalgic (University of Texas at Dallas, USA), Sevtap Unal (Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 325 pages.
Consumer behavior is becoming increasingly complex in the current global market. A broader understanding of the psychologically driven motivation of consumers and ch...
Ethical Standards and Practice in International Relations
F. Sigmund Topor (Keio University, Japan)
Copyright © 2018. 364 pages.
In every culture, ethos is an important aspect of life as it informs opinions on nearly everything from law to religion. However, while the existence of ethos may be...
Applications of Conscious Innovation in Organizations
Jesus Enrique Portillo Pizana (Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Mexico), Sergio Ortiz Valdes (Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Mexico), Luis Miguel Beristain Hernandez (Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Mexico)
Copyright © 2018. 296 pages.
The ability to generate innovation and an entrepreneurial ecosystem is a vital part of any organization’s survival and durability. By approaching decisions and proje...
Business Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Entrepreneurship 4.0
Jose Manuel Saiz-Alvarez (Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Copyright © 2018. 231 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books within the Business and Management subject area since 2018, prov...
Ethics and Decision-Making for Sustainable Business Practices
Ionica Oncioiu (European Academy of the Regions, Belgium)
Copyright © 2018. 308 pages.
Alongside increasing demands for transparency and accountability, business governance is transforming due to decades of economic turmoil, regulatory reform, and tech...
Start-Up Enterprises and Contemporary Innovation Strategies in the Global Marketplace
Rajagopal (EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico), Ramesh Behl (International Management Institute Bhubaneswar, India)
Copyright © 2018. 341 pages.
In an ever-expanding economic world, the need for new businesses with the ability to create and evolve simultaneously is paramount to ensure success. Hybrid business...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Social Dynamics in a Globalized World
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Universidade Aberta, Portugal & Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 601 pages.
Globalization demands the construction of new business methods to enable companies to remain highly competitive. Due to this demand, cultural differences are now bei...
Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development
Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India)
Copyright © 2018. 475 pages.
As entrepreneurs seek to gain an advantage against their competitors, understanding how to share information throughout their organization will be vital in their suc...
Evolving Entrepreneurial Strategies for Self-Sustainability in Vulnerable American Communities
Luis Javier Sanchez-Barrios (Universidad del Norte, Colombia), Liyis Gomez-Nunez (Universidad del Norte, Colombia)
Copyright © 2018. 378 pages.
Entrepreneurship has significant impacts on a nation’s economic infrastructure. Discovering new ways to promote entrepreneurial growth within undervalued communities...
Exploring the Global Competitiveness of Agri-Food Sectors and Serbia's Dominant Presence: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Svetlana Ignjatijević (University of Business Academy in Novi Sad, Serbia), Drago Cvijanović (University of Kragujevac, Serbia)
Copyright © 2018. 193 pages.
The agricultural and food sectors have developed into a prominent industry, impacting economic markets on an international scale. In certain regions, there is a sign...
Influence of Public Policy on Small Social Enterprises: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Chi Maher (St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 154 pages.
Social enterprises boost the economic landscape and benefit causes that are important to society in general. Examining the role of public policy within these small i...
Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation
António Carrizo Moreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), José Guilherme Leitão Dantas (Politechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Fernando Manuel Valente (Politechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 415 pages.
Entrepreneurship is the backbone of a strong economy. Necessity-driven entrepreneurs make up a large portion of the employed population and analyzing their methods a...
Global Observations of the Influence of Culture on Consumer Buying Behavior
Sarmistha Sarma (Institute of Innovation in Technology and Management, India)
Copyright © 2018. 375 pages.
Positive consumerism is the backbone to a strong economy. Examining the relationship between culture and marketing can provide companies with the data they need to e...
Global Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in the Sharing Economy
Norhayati Zakaria (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE), Leena Ajit Kaushal (Management Development Institute, India)
Copyright © 2018. 244 pages.
Technological advances have resulted in higher development of online businesses. As such, new entrepreneurs need to develop a different set of skills and strategies...
Business Models for Renewable Energy Initiatives: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Adrian Tantau (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Robert Staiger (E3xpert, Germany)
Copyright © 2018. 194 pages.
The burning of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gasses critically impacts the global environment. By utilizing better techniques and process, businesses can a...
Managerial Strategies for Business Sustainability During Turbulent Times
Ramona-Diana Leon (National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2018. 394 pages.
As the economy fluctuates, so does the need for resilient business practices. If organizations can remain strong and steady during difficult times, they will be more...
Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication
Philip J. Salem (Texas State University, USA), Erik Timmerman (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 367 pages.
Communication creates organizations, and the ways individuals communicate determines the functions and processes of organizations. Understanding communication challe...
Geopolitics and Strategic Management in the Global Economy
Angelo Presenza (University of Molise, Italy), Lorn R. Sheehan (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Copyright © 2018. 401 pages.
As the world continues to evolve, globalization remains a key topic area among scholars and practitioners across disciplines and industries. It is essential for mana...
Green Initiatives for Business Sustainability and Value Creation
Arun Kumar Paul (Xavier University, India), Dipak Kumar Bhattacharyya (Xavier University, India), Sandip Anand (Xavier University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 304 pages.
Sustainability has become an unavoidable topic in modern society. In order for sustainable development to be fully achieved, it must be integrated into the planning...
Handbook of Research on Technology Adoption, Social Policy, and Global Integration
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 492 pages.
To remain competitive, businesses must consistently analyze and enhance their management strategies. By utilizing the latest technological tools in the corporate wor...
Driving Agribusiness With Technology Innovations
Theodore Tarnanidis (University of Macedonia, Greece), Maro Vlachopoulou (University of Macedonia, Greece), Jason Papathanasiou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Copyright © 2017. 384 pages.
Modern web-based applications are pertinent for businesses, as they often encourage their core competencies and capabilities. As such, the agribusiness sector must b...
Transcontinental Strategies for Industrial Development and Economic Growth
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA), Gulsah Koc (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 346 pages.
In contemporary society, it is vital for countries to consistently seek new ways to provide stable growth for their increasing populations. As such, it is important...
Risk Management Strategies in Public-Private Partnerships
Peter Adoko Obicci (POA-Kittim Consultants, Uganda)
Copyright © 2017. 363 pages.
Governments around the globe are facing a new framework of service delivery as public-private partnerships become more prevalent. Characterized as an innovative tool...
Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries
Noor Hazlina Ahmad (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), T. Ramayah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Hasliza Abdul Halim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Syed Abidur Rahman (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2017. 479 pages.
Smaller companies are abundant in the business realm and outnumber large companies by a wide margin. Understanding the inner workings of small businesses offers bene...
Technology-Driven Productivity Improvements and the Future of Work: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Göran Roos (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 255 pages.
While technological developments are evolving at a rapid pace, employee workplace skills are falling behind. This rate of change will continue to accelerate, and it...
Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in the Middle East
Philippe W. Zgheib (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)
Copyright © 2017. 357 pages.
In the modern globalized business world, entrepreneurial success can be more difficult to achieve. Innovativeness, effective decision-making, and a drive for success...
Comprehensive Problem-Solving and Skill Development for Next-Generation Leaders
Ronald A. Styron, Jr. (University of South Alabama, USA), Jennifer L. Styron (University of South Alabama, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 389 pages.
Effective leadership and management create significant impacts upon any organization in the modern business realm. To maintain competitiveness and success, those in...
Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts
Sanya Ojo (University of East London, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 334 pages.
The advancement and progression of migrant businesses has increased significantly in the globalized modern society. As such, current research has emerged regarding t...
Integrating Art and Creativity into Business Practice
Giovanni Schiuma (University of Basilicata, Italy & University of the Arts London, UK), Antonio Lerro (University of Basilicata, Italy)
Copyright © 2017. 260 pages.
Adaptability and sustainability are key factors in the success of any business in modern society. Developing unique and innovative processes in organizational enviro...
Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Investments in the Green Economy
Andrei Jean Vasile (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Domenico Nicolò (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy)
Copyright © 2017. 339 pages.
The protection of the environment and economic growth are two important aspects of modern sustainability initiatives. By placing these two together, a competitive ad...
CSR 2.0 and the New Era of Corporate Citizenship
Mark Anthony Camilleri (University of Malta, Malta)
Copyright © 2017. 398 pages.
Responsible behaviors in the realm of business continue to remain a crucial component of organizational development. By exploring core aspects of contemporary corpor...
Managerial Strategies and Solutions for Business Success in Asia
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2017. 376 pages.
Globalization, sustainable development, and technological applications all affect the current state of the business sector in Asia. This complex industry plays a vit...
Collective Creativity for Responsible and Sustainable Business Practice
Ziska Fields (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2017. 385 pages.
Over the years, irresponsible business practices have resulted in industrial waste, which is negatively impacting the environment. As a result, it is imperative to d...
Applying Neuroscience to Business Practice
Manuel Alonso Dos Santos (Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile)
Copyright © 2017. 332 pages.
Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary research area that evaluates the structural and organizational function of the nervous system. When applied to business practices...
Handbook of Research on Fuzzy and Rough Set Theory in Organizational Decision Making
Arun Kumar Sangaiah (VIT University, India), Xiao-Zhi Gao (University of Eastern Finland, Finland), Ajith Abraham (Machine Intelligence Research Labs, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 474 pages.
Soft computing techniques are innovative tools that use nature-inspired algorithms to run predictive analysis of industries from business to software measurement. Th...
Strategic Policy-Based Network Management in Contemporary Organizations
Kazuya Odagiri (Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Japan)
Copyright © 2017. 232 pages.
Modern, large organizations are always in need of the most current and up-to-date integrated internet management. This type of technology allows businesses to thrive...
Digital Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation
Ioan Hosu (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania), Ioana Iancu (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)
Copyright © 2017. 301 pages.
Succeeding in the modern business world is a multi-faceted endeavor that involves numerous parts. By implementing effective strategies, companies can strive toward a...
Factors Affecting Firm Competitiveness and Performance in the Modern Business World
Aspasia Vlachvei (Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences, Greece), Ourania Notta (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), Kostas Karantininis (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Nicholas Tsounis (Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences, Greece)
Copyright © 2017. 359 pages.
Economic and business growth is driven by the continuous re-evaluation and optimization of current policies and practices. By implementing more effective procedures,...
Case Studies as a Teaching Tool in Management Education
Dominika Latusek (Kozminski University, Poland)
Copyright © 2017. 326 pages.
Management education is one of the most popular fields of study worldwide, and as it continues to grow, so does the need for updated, relevant programs to best prepa...
Analyzing the Relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility and Foreign Direct Investment
Marianne Ojo (North West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2016. 322 pages.
The decisions a corporation makes affect more than just its stakeholders and can have wide social, environmental, and economic consequences. The notion of corporate...
Comparative Perspectives on Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Dima Jamali (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Copyright © 2017. 367 pages.
In the modern era, businesses have developed a complex relationship with the society surrounding them. While the effects of business activity are clearly seen, their...
Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Walter Vassallo (MC Shareable, Monaco)
Copyright © 2017. 336 pages.
Business systems undergo a number of transitions as the needs and demands of society change. With heightened connectivity driven by the development of the Internet,...
Handbook of Research on Driving Competitive Advantage through Sustainable, Lean, and Disruptive Innovation
Latif Al-Hakim (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Xiaobo Wu (Zhejiang University, China), Andy Koronios (University of South Australia, Australia), Yongyi Shou (Zhejiang University, China)
Copyright © 2016. 743 pages.
The global market is constantly evolving and it has become essential for organizations to employ new methods of appealing to customers in order to stay abreast on cu...
Ethical and Social Perspectives on Global Business Interaction in Emerging Markets
Minwir Al-Shammari (University of Bahrain, Bahrain), Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2016. 372 pages.
Societal demands, needs, and perspectives of ethical and socially responsible behavior within business environments are a driving force for corporate self-regulation...
Strategic Approaches to Successful Crowdfunding
Djamchid Assadi (Burgundy School of Business, France)
Copyright © 2016. 378 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books within the Business and Management subject area since 2016. This...
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy
Neeta Baporikar (University of Pune, India)
Copyright © 2016. 607 pages.
The rapid rise of knowledge-based economies has revolutionized the perceptions and practices of globalized business. Recent developments in engineering, electronics,...
Competitive Strategies for Academic Entrepreneurship: Commercialization of Research-Based Products
Anna Szopa (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Waldemar Karwowski (University of Central Florida, USA), David Barbe (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 317 pages.
In recent years, the pace of technological growth—from the very first stages of research and development to full-scale industrial implementation—has quickened at an...
Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship
Ziska Fields (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2016. 362 pages.
The rise of unemployment across the globe has created a need for an increase in community-focused business plans and opportunities. Social enterprises have the abili...
Technological Solutions for Sustainable Business Practice in Asia
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2015. 375 pages.
Central Asian countries play a geostrategic role in world economy and politics. As a result, efforts are being made to establish an effective channel of communicatio...
Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Luís M. Carmo Farinha (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco & NECE – Research Unit, Portugal), João J. M. Ferreira (University of Beira Interior & NECE – Research Unit, Portugal), Helen Lawton Smith (Birkbeck, University of London & Oxfordshire Economic Observatory, Oxford University, UK), Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (State University of New York – Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 780 pages.
As businesses seek to compete on a global stage, they must be constantly aware of pressures from all levels: regional, local, and worldwide. The organizations that c...
Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change
Nilanjan Ray (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan), Dillip Kumar Das (Sikkim Central University, India), Somnath Chaudhuri (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan), Arindam Ghosh (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)
Copyright © 2015. 404 pages.
Obtaining the ultimate objective of economic growth depends largely on the availability of infrastructure in the economy. New developments in finance also play an im...
Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities
Daniel E. Palmer (Kent State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 508 pages.
While skeptics once saw the concept of business ethics as an oxymoron, modern businesses are proving them wrong. Success depends not only on educating young professi...
Comparative Case Studies on Entrepreneurship in Developed and Developing Countries
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa (Saginaw Valley State University, USA), Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi (Pentecost University College, Ghana)
Copyright © 2015. 347 pages.
Lauded as a driver of economic growth, entrepreneurship and small business ventures have become increasingly attractive to countries looking to boost employment rate...
International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities
Ruth Wolf (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Theodora Issa (Curtin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2015. 354 pages.
In the modern business environment, companies strive to create a sense of moral obligation within their employees in an effort to foster a concern for social welfare...
Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility
Ruth Wolf (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Theodora Issa (Curtin University, Australia), Monica Thiel (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2015. 379 pages.
The impact of businesses on a country’s economy extends beyond just the monetary effects of the company. The ethical standard to which a business upholds itself can...
Handbook of Research on Global Business Opportunities
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 672 pages.
In the modern globalized economy, it is important for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the opportunity to enter diverse markets around the world. Through...
Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations
Dasho Karma Ura (The Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH Research, Bhutan), Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2015. 333 pages.
As a rapidly rising force in the global market, Asian countries hold opportunities for growth and development. However, in order to successfully gain entry into this...
Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis
Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Lluis Jovell Turró (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA), Jingyuan Zhao (University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright © 2015. 364 pages.
Strategy management has always been a crucial business aspect that a company must understand to remain successful in the business world. However, there are a number...
Integration of Data Mining in Business Intelligence Systems
Ana Azevedo (Algoritmi R&D Center/University of Minho, Portugal & Polytechnic Institute of Porto/ISCAP, Portugal), Manuel Filipe Santos (Algoritmi R&D Center/University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 314 pages.
Uncovering and analyzing data associated with the current business environment is essential in maintaining a competitive edge. As such, making informed decisions bas...
Developing Strategic Business Models and Competitive Advantage in the Digital Sector
Nabyla Daidj (Telecom Business School, France)
Copyright © 2015. 377 pages.
Rapid technological advancements have the ability to positively or negatively impact corporate growth and success. Professional leaders and decision makers must cons...
Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Leadership in Global Business
Peter A.C. Smith (The Leadership Alliance Inc., Canada), Tom Cockburn (Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 327 pages.
To be successful, business leaders should be familiar with the emerging digital technologies that are contributing to the global business environment. All leaders mu...
Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments
Göran Roos (Swinburne University, Australia), Narelle Kennedy (The Kennedy Company Pty Ltd., Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 564 pages.
Competing in both high and low-cost operating environments can present a number of unique challenges. In light of global competition and the changing scope of variou...
Revolutionizing Enterprise Interoperability through Scientific Foundations
Yannis Charalabidis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Fenareti Lampathaki (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves (Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) – UNINOVA, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 351 pages.
Organizations and enterprises are becoming more competitive about enlarging their target markets and developing innovative products and services, all the while trans...
Developing Business Strategies and Identifying Risk Factors in Modern Organizations
Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 309 pages.
As there is a vast amount of information to consider when offering quality services, organizations have developed techniques for identifying risk factors to be taken...
Information Quality and Governance for Business Intelligence
William Yeoh (Deakin University, Australia), John R. Talburt (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA), Yinle Zhou (IBM Corporation, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 478 pages.
Business intelligence initiatives have been dominating the technology priority list of many organizations. However, the lack of effective information quality and gov...
International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright © 2014. 306 pages.
There is a high demand in our society to adopt emerging technologies in all aspects of business and economic activity. As traditional business practices and economic...
Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry
Goh Bee Hua (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Copyright © 2013. 354 pages.
Technology development has provided fundamental benefits of speed, precision, and convenience to common business strategies; providing not only a means for functiona...
Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics
Santo Banerjee (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Copyright © 2013. 449 pages.
Although chaos theory refers to the existence between seemingly random events, it has been gaining the attention of science, technology and managements fields. The s...
Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry: Sustainability and Capability Development
Tom Rosendahl (BI Norwegian Business School, Norway), Vidar Hepsø (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Copyright © 2013. 457 pages.
The predicted “ICT revolution” has gained increasing attention in the oil industry the last few years. It is enabled by the use of ubiquitous real time data, collabo...
Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Contemporary Globalism
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 418 pages.
By understanding how decision-making is best made in an era of very high competition greatly pressured by the constant speed of disruptive technologies, transcultura...
Management Information Systems for Enterprise Applications: Business Issues, Research and Solutions
Adamantios Koumpis (ALTEC Software S.A., Greece)
Copyright © 2012. 324 pages.
Over the past two decades, the service economy has become the largest part of most industrialized nations’ economies according to key economic indices, such as contr...
Leadership in the Digital Enterprise: Issues and Challenges
Pak Yoong (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2010. 340 pages.
In digital enterprise, individuals use a variety of technologies to assist them in communicating, collaborating, and coordinating their activities across distance an...
Strategic Intellectual Capital Management in Multinational Organizations: Sustainability and Successful Implications
Kevin O'Sullivan (New York Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright © 2010. 358 pages.
Research indicates that active management of intellectual capital can lead to significant payoffs for organizations. However, when considered within a multinational...

Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.

Editorial Advisory Board

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Editorial Advisory Board
Brian Sheehan, Thaksin University, Songkla, Thailand
Fevzi Okumus, University of Central Florida, United States
Jingyuan Zhao, University of Toronto, Canada
Manuela Presutti, University of Bologna, Italy
Miltiadis D. Lytras, American University of Greece, Greece
Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India
Saqib Saeed, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Shams Rahman, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
W.B. Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Xuan V. Tran, University of West Florida, United States
Xi Zhang, CoME, Tianjin University, China