Understanding, Implementing, and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Business Settings

Understanding, Implementing, and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Business Settings

Author: Merlo, Tereza Raquel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668444337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Although there are numerous publications in the field of knowledge management (KM), there are still gaps in the literature regarding the aspects of KM that reflect new technology adoption and a deeper analysis discussing the interlinked process between KM and data analytics in business process improvement. It is essential for business leaders to understand the role and responsibilities of leaders for the adoption and consolidation of a KM system that is effective and profitable. Understanding, Implementing, and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Business Settings provides a comprehensive approach to KM concepts and practices in corporations and business organizations. Covering topics such as information overload, knowledge sharing adoption, and collective wisdom, this premier reference source is a comprehensive and essential resource for business executives, managers, IT specialists and consultants, libraries, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians.

Researching Open Innovation In Smes

Researching Open Innovation In Smes

Author: Wim Vanhaverbeke

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813230989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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The concept of open innovation (OI) has become a very popular topic during the last decade, with increasing number of SMEs embracing OI practices to gain competitive advantage. This edited volume is a timely opportunity to gather research on OI in SMEs, to investigate how OI is managed and implemented to determine the peculiarities compared to OI management in large companies, and to specify the consequences for future OI research.The book offers insights into the following topics: The state of the art on open innovation in SMEs; adopting open innovation in SMEs; interorganizational networks and innovation ecosystems; sectoral patterns of open innovation in SMEs; and measuring, evaluating and stimulating open innovation in SMEs.

Information Systems -- Creativity and Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Information Systems -- Creativity and Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Author: Gurpreet Dhillon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642023880

Category: Computers

Page: 307

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This book contains the collection of papers presented at the conference of the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 "Information and Organizations." The conference took place during June 21–24, 2009 at the Universidade do Minho in Guimarães, Portugal. The conference entitled "CreativeSME - The Role of IS in Leveraging the Intelligence and Creativity of SME’s" attracted high-quality submissions from across the world. Each paper was reviewed by at least two reviewers in a double-blind review process. In addition to the 19 papers presented at the conference, there were five panels and four workshops, which covered a range of issues relevant to SMEs, creativity and information systems. We would like to show our appreciation of the efforts of our two invited keynote speakers, Michael Dowling of the University of Regensburg, Germany and Carlos Zorrinho, Portuguese coordinator of the Lisbon Strategy and the Technological Plan. The following organizations supported the conference through financial or other contributions and we would like to thank them for their engagement:

Competitive Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises

Competitive Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises

Author: Klaus North

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319273037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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This book is a timely guide for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) researchers, policy makers and strategists. SMEs are the most important sources of job creation and local development especially in knowledge-based economies. As turbulence in the globalized economies expands SMEs will have to learn to sustain competitiveness by developing their ‘dynamic capabilities’. Based on the findings of a 4-year European and Latin American research project, this book provides a theoretical framework, practical instruments and cases on how SMEs in diverse economic, social and cultural contexts can develop crisis resilience, increase agility, innovate and thus successfully compete in turbulent times.

New Leadership in Strategy and Communication

New Leadership in Strategy and Communication

Author: Nicole Pfeffermann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030196813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 431

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This contributed volume provides new approaches, fresh ideas, valuable insights, and latest research in leadership—from strategic business (model) innovation to system design and humanity—and is a knowledge source and inspirational guide for scientists and practitioners alike.A key theme is the provision of an integrated perspective on leadership in strategy and communication which allow (senior) leaders, managing di-rectors, project managers, and individuals to (1) better link strategic busi-ness innovation and leadership and (2) shift to the new human self-lead-ership paradigm and in particularly leadership advances that consider ideas from multiple disciplines and transgenerational views. That includes a new understanding about knowledge, learning and change and how leaders re-discover and develop their human abilities, which include intui-tion/strength, balance and clarity, projection-reflection, and wisdom.This volume also makes an important contribution to the evolving aca-demic domain by providing the latest insights on trauma research, DNA healing, system (re)design, and growth & abundance mindset in the ad-vanced co-creation age.

Research on Open-innovation Strategies and Eco-innovation in Agro-food Industries

Research on Open-innovation Strategies and Eco-innovation in Agro-food Industries

Author: Ángela Triguero

Publisher: Chartridge Books Oxford

ISBN: 9781911033509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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This book contains some contributions obtained from Project ECO2015-70262-R “Influence of openness on eco-innovation in agro-food industries”. This Project has been funded by the former Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The main objective of this research is to analyse the influence of open innovation strategies on the development of environmental innovations in the agro-food companies. Eco-innovation has generated a growing body of theoretical and empirical contributions from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives in the last years and this book contains some examples of research and case studies on the topic.

Intelligent Engineering and Management for Industry 4.0

Intelligent Engineering and Management for Industry 4.0

Author: Yong-Hong Kuo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030946838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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Industry 4.0 is changing how we manage operations to drive systems more intelligently. Technologies and applications are rapidly evolving. Disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and digital twin, are shaking up different industries and have motivated us to revisit engineering and management tools for improving system design, efficiency, effectiveness, reliability, and responsiveness. While these emerging technologies have powered new applications, novel industrial engineering methodologies are required to achieve the goals. Industrial Engineering was sprouted from major engineering disciplines that called for better professional understanding of industrialization. Ever since, the discipline of Industrial Engineering has been the star role player in confronting emerging industries; be it manufacturing, service, high tech products, outer space technology, information technology, industrial policy, ergonomics, and now the world’s greatest concern, sustainable development. This book presents the state-of-the-art in industrial engineering research from different countries and cities around the globe. The book covers a wide range of topics in industrial engineering, including: Demand Chain Management, E-business / Information Technology, Evolutionary Algorithm, Green Manufacturing/Management, Health Care Systems and more.

SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives

SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives

Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613505205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Open innovation has been widely implemented in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of influencing business promotion, value gain, and economic empowerment. However, little is known about the processes used to implement open innovation in SMEs and the associated challenges and benefits. SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives unites knowledge on how SMEs can apply open innovation strategies to development by incorporating academic, entrepreneurial, institutional, research, and empirical cases. This book discusses diverse policy, economic, and cultural issues, including numerous opportunities and challenges surrounding open innovation strategies; studies relevant risks and risk management; analyzes SMEs evolution pattern on adopting open innovation strategies through available measurable criteria; and assists practitioners in designing action plans to empower SMEs.

Innovative Management and Business Practices in Asia

Innovative Management and Business Practices in Asia

Author: Ordoñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799815686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

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Businesses in the Asia-Pacific communities provide enormous opportunities for local entrepreneurs to develop and collectively collaborate with other economies. However, several challenges and success factors exist for effective business operations in the region. Innovative Management and Business Practices in Asia is a collection of innovative research that enhances understanding and collaboration in business, management, and technology in Asia for the present and in the future. While highlighting topics including corporate culture, international trade, and business administration, this book is ideally designed for managers, executives, CEOs, board members, corporate professionals, managing directors, deans, decision makers, professors, researchers, policymakers, industry practitioners, and students.

Construction Industry Management Practices and Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises

Construction Industry Management Practices and Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises

Author: Blessing Okere PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663200525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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The construction industry is a versatile sector that requires the effort of managers to engage in practices that create innovation. Management practices are the skills, knowledge, resources, and culture needed to attain successful innovation. Regardless of the importance of management practices, an established management practice that demonstrates how managers’ practices might boost innovation is limited. A review of literature associated with management practices and innovation in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction industry led to the determination that a gap exists in the body of work about construction industry management practices and innovation in SMEs. The exploratory qualitative study investigated the research question: What roles do management practices have in innovation in U.S. SMEs in the construction industry? Study participants were 12 middle managers employed in small- and medium-sized construction organizations with three or more years of experience. Data analysis identified two themes. First, improving project management had three subthemes of sharing information, bringing new ideas, and efficient project management. The improving competitive performance theme had three subthemes of effective delivery of service, knowledge exchange and collaboration, and effective leadership, categorized as management practices. The interpretation of themes and subthemes provided enough information to determine that management practices and innovation in U.S. SME construction companies involved improving project management and improving competitive performance. The study results could be used to improve innovation capabilities in SMEs in the construction industry through the improvement of knowledge sharing practices, internally and externally.