Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA): 106 Volumes

Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA): 106 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
ISSN: 2327-3429|EISSN: 2327-3437
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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

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. 276 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. 325 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 Vigar-Ellis (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 295 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. 750 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 KwaZulu-Natal, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 (Victoria University, 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 (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
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 University of Political Studies and Public Administration, 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 KwaZulu-Natal, 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