E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies

E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and João Varajão (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
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Release Date: December, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 364
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-463-9
ISBN13: 9781609604639|ISBN10: 1609604636|EISBN13: 9781609604653
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Description:

Electronic business plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services and payments.

E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies explores the relevance and impact of enterprise competitiveness, its role in the support of new organizational models, and its drivers and barriers to e-business development, as well as the presentation of state-of-the-art enabling technologies. This book provides researchers, scholars, and professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and discussions in the e-business discipline.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business agility and process agility
  • Collaborative business interfacing for SMEs
  • Collaborative networks
  • Conservation of information and e-business success and challenges
  • E-Procurement
  • Knowledge activities for enhancing organizational preparedness
  • Search engine marketing in small and medium companies
  • SMEs and e-business
  • Sourcing electronic platforms
  • Strategic e-business
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The book provides researchers, scholars, professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and discussions of e-Business managerial aspects, solutions and case studies. This way, is expected to be read by academics (teachers, researchers and students of several graduate and postgraduate courses) and by professionals of Information Technology, IT managers and responsible, Marketing experts, Enterprise managers (including top level managers), and also technology solutions developers.

– Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Polytechnic Insitute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal; and José Eduardo Varajão, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
João Varajão is professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Information Systems management, project management and software engineering. He also supervises several Msc and PhD projects in the domain of Information Systems management, Information Systems outsourcing and e-business. He earned his PhD and MSc from the University of Minho. His scientific interests include Information Systems management, chief Information Systems profession, enterprise Information Systems and project management. He has over 200 publications, including books, book chapters, refereed publications and communications at international conferences. He serves as associate editor and member of editorial board for international journals and has served in several scientific committees of international conferences. He is founder and co-chair of CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems.
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Editorial Review Board
  • José Afonso Bulas Cruz, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Goran D. Putnik, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Vítor Fernandes, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
  • António Trigo, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Maximino Bessa, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • António José Videira Tavares, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
  • Luís Gonzaga Martins Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
  • Luís Filipe Barbosa, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain