The organisation of transactions

The organisation of transactions

Author: Sebastiaan Meijer

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086866595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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The globalisation of supply chains and networks causes traders from all over the world to make transactions with each other. Many transactions are made in world markets where the price is the way in which supply and demand are brought together. Other transactions, however, are made between people who know each other and have business relationships, using the so-called network mode of organisation. These traders may be loyal to one another and consider the role of social variables like trust, embeddedness and culture in their choices. This balance between network and market modes of organisation is not yet fully understood and is addressed in this book. This book uses a new research method that is ideally suited to study complex supply networks with all of its different traders. Gaming simulation is an established method for training and policy evaluation, but its application as a both quantitative and qualitative research method is relatively new. Two gaming simulations, called the Trust and Tracing Game (to study trust and cheating) and the Mango Chain Game (to study bargaining power and revenue distribution) are applied to show empirical results of a generic supply network trading products with a hidden quality attribute and the mango supply network from Costa Rica. This book is of interest for two categories of readers. Those who may like to concentrate on the empirical results will be interested in the factors that determine the choice of a mode of organisation in supply networks. Those who are interested in the methodology may wish to use gaming simulation as a research tool in their own research.

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations

Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387357041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations contains selected articles from PRO-VE'03, the Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2003. This fourth edition includes a rich set of papers revealing the progress and achievements in the main current focus areas: -VO breeding environments; -Formation of collaborative networked organizations; -Ontologies and knowledge management; -Process models and interoperability; -Infrastructures; -Multi-agent approaches. In spite of many valid contributions in these areas, many research challenges remain. This is clearly stated in a number of papers suggesting a new research agenda and strategic research roadmaps for advanced virtual organizations. With the selected papers included in this book, PRO-VE pursues its double mission as a forum for presentation and discussion of achievements as well as a place to discuss and suggest new directions and research strategies.

Financial Management and Legal Affairs for Non-Profit Organisations In India

Financial Management and Legal Affairs for Non-Profit Organisations In India

Author: CMA Rajesh Kumar Sinha, FCMA

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312596887

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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This book briefly describes about Societies, Trusts & Section 8 Companies which are the primary forms of Non-Profit Organisations. It also explains the concepts of accounts management, framework of financial management guideline, applicable Income Tax and FCRA Acts, Rules and amendments thereon. The book demystifies financial management and legal aspects applicable to NPOs with practical insights, which will help finance professionals in non-profit sector to adequately adhere to the statutes as well as effective management of the organizational finances. The suggested guideline of Financial Management Manual will help the Non-Profit Organizations to prepare their own operational financial management manual taking guidance from this section.

International Real Estate

International Real Estate

Author: W. Seabrooke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405172639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Real estate activity across national boundaries (investment, development and asset management) is firmly established as a major component of global economic activity. International Real Estate provides the understanding of real estate strategies and transactions that cross national boundaries. International organizations lament the narrow perspective of professionals in the real estate field, which stems from training that takes a parochial rather than international view of the practices and processes of real estate markets. This book takes an explicitly international perspective to the decision-making process leading to final 'accept' or 'reject' investment decisions. It will be the first to adopt an institutional approach that directly addresses the problems of how to identify and avoid the main pitfalls of cross-border investment in real estate. The key to understanding international real estate comes from understanding the impact on investment and management decisions of differences in the formal and informal 'rules of the game'. The authors define the key feature of international real estate as the institutions that frame, facilitate or impede investment in land and buildings across national boundaries.

Collaborative Networked Organizations

Collaborative Networked Organizations

Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402078330

Category: Computers

Page: 335

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A research agenda for collaborative networks Purpose. Many practical application experiments and pilot cases nowadays provide evidence on what works and what still remains as a challenge for collaborative networked organizations (CNOs). The fast evolution of the information and communication technologies and in particular the so-called Internet technologies, also represents an important motivator for the emergence of new forms of collaboration. However, most efforts in this area are highly fragmented, considering only some partial facets and not a holistic perspective that would be required. We are therefore at a point in which it is necessary to define much more consolidated and sustainable research strategies for a second phase of research and development in this area. This book addresses the main disciplines involved in CNOs. It further synthesizes the views and opinions expressed by a large number of visionaries from the main disciplines involved in CNOs, and offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for the establishment of a research agenda on collaborative networks. As recognized experts in their specific areas, different authors in this book have presented work that is backed by a large number of research results, each focusing on specific facets of collaborative networks, and coming out of a large number of international and national projects.

Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth

Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth

Author: João J. M. Ferreira

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030519957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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This book explores how companies combine technological innovation and competitive actions that create new opportunities for business growth in the international market. The complexity of designing today’s technology platforms requires profound knowledge in multiple areas. Technology development and commercialization as an ongoing competitive process involves enabling and inhibiting mechanisms, which govern the speed and acceleration of technological innovation. To compete more effectively, potential competitors are using coopetition and pooling their resources for shared gain in areas where they do not compete directly. Thus, a thorough examination of the current paradigms, theories, and frameworks is needed to increase our understanding of the technology-innovation-competitiveness linkages of business growth. This book brings together recent developments and methodological contributions within technological innovation, international competitiveness, and business growth that bridge the existing gaps and simultaneously advances the debate on this research topic.

Managing Networks of Twenty-First Century Organisations

Managing Networks of Twenty-First Century Organisations

Author: P. Perri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230286115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The book presents a novel theory of how networks of organizations work, what varieties are possible and how their strengths and weaknesses differ. The argument is illustrated using four case studies in which networks of firms and organizations in defence contracting, biotechnology, health care and combating crime and disorder are examined. The book will be of major interest to scholars and students of business and management, public management, public policy, organizational sociology and to practising managers.

Dynamic International Oil Markets

Dynamic International Oil Markets

Author: C. van der Linde

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401579131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Writing this book would have been impossible without the help of certain institutions and persons. For a gas-producing and oil-processing country like the Netherlands, there was surprisingly very little, publicly available, research material. Public libraries' collections contained, with a certain degree of inconsistency, little of the more specialised sources. I would therefore like to express my gratitude towards Royal Dutch Shell, and especially the library staff in The Hague, for allowing me to use the company's library, thanking them for their assistance in finding and supplying the required data. I am also grateful for the financial assistance of the 'Nederlandse organisatie voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek' (NWO) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Leiden. They provided the financial means to work a (crucial) month in the very well equipped library of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. I am indebted to the staff of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and particularly to Robert Mabro and Jeremy Turk, for their comments, support, and friendship. After I spent a month in the Institute in July 1989, I was able to return for two five-month periods in 1990 and 1991. For both periods, the Oxford Institute and the Leiden Law Faculty provided me with the necessary means. I would also like to express special gratitude to some people who have been a great support and supplied me with valuable comments at various stages of the study.

Trust and Entrepreneurship

Trust and Entrepreneurship

Author: Hans-Hermann Höhmann

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845428099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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In this innovative book, international scholars investigate trust and its role in relation to the entrepreneurial behaviour of small firms across a variety of institutional and cultural settings.

Management Information Systems: Managerial Perspectives, 4th Edition

Management Information Systems: Managerial Perspectives, 4th Edition

Author: D.P. Goyal

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9789325978607

Category: Computers

Page: 525

View: 887

The 4th edition of this book has been updated to meet the new requirements of the students, professors, and practitioners. This is an enhanced version of the earlier editions. To update and enhance the coverage of the book, many chapters have been restructured, and some new content/chapters have also been added. In addition, to have better engagement and learning outcomes for the reader, certain new pedagogical features have also been added. NEW IN THIS EDITION • A new chapter on ‘Ethical and Social Issues’ • Applications using MS-Access in the upgraded Chapter 5 – Data Resource Management • Concepts on organisations in Chapter 2 – Information, Systems and Organisation Concepts • Concepts of e-Governance in chapter 7 – e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Governance • Some latest trends and concepts in Chapter 4 – IT Infrastructure • Concepts on Project Management in chapter 12 – IS development and Project Management KEY FEATURES • Some new cases have been added, and various case studies from the earlier edition have been updated • New pedagogical elements, such as Objective-type Questions, True/False Questions, Review Questions and Assignments have been added in chapters • Glossary has also been incorporated to get a quick understanding of the terms used in the book • Instructor support has been added on the web through Online Resources