Social E-Enterprise: Value Creation through ICT

Social E-Enterprise: Value Creation through ICT

Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) and María Arántzazu Vidal-Blasco (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 359|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2667-6
ISBN13: 9781466626676|ISBN10: 1466626674|EISBN13: 9781466626980
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As the importance of the social sector has increased in recent years, utilizing social enterprise aids in the development of knowledge, research, and practices in order to achieve an organizations’ goals. Therefore, an understanding of ICT implementation in regards to social enterprise is crucial for effectiveness.

Social E-Enterprise: Value Creation through ICT provides research on the understanding of ICT in the social enterprise field as it emerges as a major component of both business model and developed economy. This reference source focuses on the role of information communication technology as it promotes the development of the social sector.

Topics Covered

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

  • Economic Development
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Social E-Entrepreneurship
  • Social Enterprises
  • Social Sector
  • Strategic Management Issues
  • Technology Adoption
  • Value Added Chain

Reviews and Testimonials

Torres-Coronas and Vidal-Blasco (management, U. Rovira i Virgili, Spain) compile 15 chapters by business, economics, strategy, information systems and technology, sociology, and other researchers from Europe, North America, Morocco, and Australia, who describe applications of information and communications technology (ICT) in the social enterprise world and the role of ICT in the promotion and development of this non-profit sector, which addresses social needs such as the advancement of people and the inclusion of vulnerable groups. The book aims to show the power of ICT for the social economy and provide research on ICT and the social enterprise, the experiences of social enterprises using ICT for higher levels of social and economic performance, the use of technology to make new configurations of the social enterprise value chain, processes used to support the technological aspect of a new social e-enterprise model, and how social e-entrepreneurship is a source of growth and wealth creation in emerging, developing, and developed economies. Chapters discuss business intelligence tools, technology to engage individuals with disabilities in society, the role of telework in social enterprise activities and the creation of networks and links between social organizations, technological innovations and mobile social networks in social e-enterprise, social entrepreneurship promotion organizations, the benefits of e-learning programs, the role of ICT in fostering transnational diaspora entrepreneurship by reducing obstacles, and cases on internet usage and electronic commerce in agri-food cooperatives, a non-profit special employment center for social integration through employment of disabled people, the role of ICT in sports fan management, and other topics.

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This book provides valuable insights about the key opportunities of social e-enterprises and the implementation of ICT. Chapters of the book reflect the value added power of ICT. This is the power of transforming business relationships, business processes and collaborative networks between social enterprises and stakeholders through IT transformative communication processes.

– Süphan NASIR, Istanbul University, Turkey

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Teresa Torres-Coronas has a bachelor's degree in economics (Barcelona University) and a PhD in management (Rovira i Virgili University). She won first prize in the 2000 edition of EADA related management research. She is the author of the book Valuing Brands (Ediciones Gestión 2000, Spain), co-author of the book Retrieve Your Creativity (Septem Ediciones, Spain), and co-editor of the books Changing the way you teach: Creative tools for management education (Septem Ediciones, Spain), e-HRM: Managing knowledge people (Idea Group, USA), Higher creativity for virtual teams: Developing platforms for co-creation (Information Science Reference) and, The Encyclopedia of HRIS: Challenges in e-HRM (Information Science Reference). She is author of many articles and conference papers about intangible management, management education, and applied creativity and IT. She is management professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She is one of the researchers of the ELIS group: E-government for Local Integration with Sustainability (Hull University). She is an active member of the Management Education and Development Division (Academy of Management) and the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA).
M. Arántzazu Vidal-Blasco has a bachelor's degree in economics (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) and a Ph.D. in accounting (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain). She is professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She is working in several research projects about e-learning and higher education and she is also doing research on intellectual capital management in non-profit organizations. She is author of many articles, book chapters and international conference papers about intangible management and management education. She is co-author of the book Lliçons de comptabilitat de costos (Publicacions URV, Spain), Lliçons de Gestió MGD (Publicacions URV, Spain) and Aprendre a través de la veu de l’experiència (Publicacions URV, Spain). Her current research interests include studying the development of skills and competence development in the digital era.

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