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  1. Enterprise architecture for business success

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    Wijegunaratne, Inji; Evans-Greenwood, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) has evolved to become a prominent presence in today's information systems and technology landscape. The EA discipline is rich in frameworks, methodologies, and the like. However, the question of 'value' for business ;professionals remains largely unanswered - that is, how best can Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Architects deliver value to the enterprise? Enterprise Architecture for Business Success answers this question. Enterprise Architecture for Business Success is primarily intended for IT professionals working in the area of Enterprise Architectu

  2. Women's Enterprise and Business Development

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    Fiona Forsyth

    2000-01-01

    This paper contributes to the debate on gender and small business, examining two women's enterprise policies and three initiatives developed in Glasgow in the mid 1990s. Responding to concerns about the low rate of women's business start-up and growth in Glasgow, local authorities and the Local Enterprise Company developed a number of policy recommendations. Subsequent implementation by local business development agencies was piecemeal and small scale, due in part to the pressures from output...

  3. Business Capabilities Centric Enterprise Architecture

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    Barroero, Thiago; Motta, Gianmario; Pignatelli, Giovanni

    2010-01-01

    In the field of Enterprise Architecture, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a well known framework, that links Business Architecture, Data Architecture, Application Architecture, Technology. A key concept within Business Architecture domain is Business Capabilities, that are delivered by Business Component (BC). A BC is a business unit that encompasses a coherent set of activities, supported by assets including people, processes and technology. Current TOGAF version recognizes t...

  4. Business Case for Enterprise Mashups

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    Kramer, Simone; Hoyer, Volker; Peukert, Hans; Fuchsloch, Andrea; Kowalkiewicz, Marek

    2010-01-01

    Despite the importance of a business case for supporting an investment decision, no statistics are available which evaluate the real value of enterprise mashups. The present SAP Research White Paper closes this gap and calculates the costs and benefits of enterprise mashups by means of a real-world scenario.

  5. Relating business modelling and enterprise architecture

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    Meertens, Lucas Onno

    2013-01-01

    This thesis proposes a methodology for creating business models, evaluating them, and relating them to enterprise architecture. The methodology consists of several steps, leading from an organization’s current situation to a target situation, via business models and enterprise architecture. Currently, increasing amounts of businesses rely on IT systems to do their business. However, success rates of IT implementations projects are low. Difficulties exist in aligning existing IT systems with b...

  6. The BWS Open Business Enterprise System Architecture

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    Cristian IONITA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Business process management systems play a central role in supporting the business operations of medium and large organizations. This paper analyses the properties current business enterprise systems and proposes a new application type called Open Business Enterprise System. A new open system architecture called Business Workflow System is proposed. This architecture combines the instruments for flexible data management, business process management and integration into a flexible system able to manage modern business operations. The architecture was validated by implementing it into the DocuMentor platform used by major companies in Romania and US. These implementations offered the necessary data to create and refine an enterprise integration methodology called DMCPI. The final section of the paper presents the concepts, stages and techniques employed by the methodology.

  7. Free Enterprise and the Business Student

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    Shirey, David

    1977-01-01

    This excerpt of the author's address to the Business and Office Education Division of the American Vocational Association (1976 convention) presents a brief review of the background of the free enterprise system in America, how it affects the economy, why students should be taught the free enterprise system from their own point of view, and what…

  8. Modeling of Industrial Enterprises' Business Processes Reengineering

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    L. Taraniuk

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The problem of the effective industrial enterprises' management technique is sharply arises under the indefinite and depressive conditions of the Ukrainian economy. However, the modeling scenarios of enterprises' development may become the main sign of the effective management, which defines the novelty of the research.Business processes modeling is studied by a great number of scientists, but the author of the research considers that little attention is paid tothe business processes modeling systematization, and the role ofenterprises' business processes reengineering modeling.The use of system tools of BPR (Business Processes Reengineering modeling may help solving a lot of problems which arise in the course of manufacturing process. Its main goal is business processes' structure documentation.Attention should also be paid to the business processes modeling imitation which helps to define the optimal or non-optimal state of enterprise development during the conducting of reengineering business processes.The modeling of business processes reengineering (RBP will increase the RBP quality, minimize its risk, lead the company out to a new enterprise development level and adapt enterprise to modern market conditions.

  9. Expanding the Enterprise Exports by E-business

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    Hongxin Li; Weihe Duan

    2010-01-01

    With unexampled advantages, E-business has developed quickly, and enterprises should have to grasp thisopportunity. At present, the problems about expanding the enterprise exports by E-business mainly include thatthe innovation of international trade enterprise mode in the E-business environment is deficient, theinformationization level of enterprise should be further enhanced, the senior E-business talents are deficient, andthe support system of E-business should be further perfected. Theref...

  10. Enterprise SOA Designing IT for Business Innovation

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    Woods, Dan

    2008-01-01

    Based on extensive research with experts from the German software company SAP, this definitive book is ideal for architects, developers, and other IT professionals who want to understand the technology and business relevance of enterprise SOA in a detailed way--especially those who want to move on the technology now, rather than in the next year or two.

  11. Social enterprise as a socially rational business

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    Ridley-Duff, R. J.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This paper examines the discourses that influence policy and practice in social enterprises. In institutional circles, arguments are shaped by the desire to protect assets for the community, while entrepreneurial discourses favour a mixture of investment sources, surplus sharing and inclusive systems of governance. A critique is outlined that challenges policy-makers and academics to move beyond the heated debate on ‘business-like’ activity through a deeper understanding of the soc...

  12. 26 CFR 53.4943-10 - Business enterprise; definition.

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    2010-04-01

    ... classification of a business enterprise merely because it does not result in a profit. (2) Notwithstanding... equitable interest in such enterprise. Similarly, a lease-hold interest in real property does not constitute an interest in a business enterprise, even though rent payable under such lease is dependent,...

  13. Elementwise Business Diagnosis of Enterprise Activity

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    Skrynkovskyy Ruslan M.

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The article presents methodological and indicator apparatus for elementwise business diagnosis of enterprise activity directed at achieving such elementwise diagnostic objectives: diagnosis of return on assets; diagnosis of return on equity capital; diagnosis of production profitability; diagnosis of gross profit margin of product sales; diagnosis of operating margin of product sales; diagnosis of net margin of product sales; diagnosis of absolute liquidity; diagnosis of instant liquidity; diagnosis of overall liquidity; diagnosis of coverage; diagnosis of financial independence; diagnosis of equity capital maneuverability; diagnosis of financial leverage; diagnosis of the long-term investment structure; diagnosis of accounts payable turnover; diagnosis of the accounts payable repayment period, diagnosis of receivables turnover; diagnosis of receivables repayment period; diagnosis of assets turnover; diagnosis of inventories turnover; diagnosis of the inventories turnover period; diagnosis of equity capital turnover; diagnosis of fixed assets turnover (return on assets; diagnosis of capital coefficient; diagnosis of the ratio of output value to the materials cost; diagnosis of material consumption; diagnosis of the total production cost; diagnosis of enterprise market share; diagnosis of fixed assets wear; diagnosis of fixed assets renewal; diagnosis of fixed assets retirement; performance diagnosis; diagnosis of labor intensity, diagnosis of the capital-labour ratio; diagnosis of efficiency; diagnosis of conducting the business; diagnosis of business relations; diagnosis of administrative-legal relations; diagnosis of knowledge management. The elementwise diagnostic objectives of the enterprise system of diagnostic objectives are aimed at a narrow highly detailed diagnostics of individual indicators of the enterprise activity, i.e. the evaluation of specific analytical indicators,monitoring (research of their dynamics, comparison of the planned

  14. Quality Business Service Provider in Community Enterprise

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    Chalard Chantarasombat

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: The development of community enterprises focuses on the development of service providers for commercial industries and community enterprises and it is necessary to create and extend the development according to the changing global conditions. The department of industrial promotion and industry promotion center region 5, Khon Kaen must create and develop the quality of service providers in community enterprises as an exclusive course to find a model and development guideline in effective operations that is efficient and appropriate according to the particular community. Approach: The objectives of this research were: (1 to recruit and select at least 15 individuals to participate in the training of service providers in community enterprise in Kalasin province. (2 To define the structure, content, create a curriculum and development of service providers in community enterprise. (3 To develop the participants basic skills training, create motivation, learning experience through on the job training and business management and capability in the diagnosing the cause of problems. (4 To develop the participants understanding of community product standards and provide advice and consultation on the preparation and application of manufacturing standard certification of community products, community enterprise management and provide advice in the implementation of management standards of community enterprises. (5 Satisfaction of the participants training in service providers in community enterprise. Results: 29 people applied for the training program and 26 passed evaluation which was higher than the target of 15 individuals. The theoretical training courses prior to the training had an overall average of 5.06 and after the training had an average of 15.80, the average progress was 10.74. The exercise training through on the job training was regarded as a vocational skill and hand an average of 5.27 before the training. After the

  15. Business Spoken English Learning Strategies for Chinese Enterprise Staff

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    Han Li

    2013-01-01

    This study addresses the issue of promoting effective Business Spoken English of Enterprise Staff in China.It aims to assess the assessment of spoken English learning methods and identify the difficulties of learning English oral expression concerned business area.It also provides strategies for enhancing Enterprise Staff’s level of Business Spoken English.

  16. BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT MATURITY MODEL - SERBIAN ENTERPRISES' MATURITY LEVEL

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    Marija Anđelković Pešić; Vesna Janković Milić; Aleksandra Anđelković

    2012-01-01

    Business process management maturity model enables description of "as-is" enterprise's state, in terms of presence and acceptance of process approach.The heart of this model includes five factors or levers, critical for successful implementation of business process management. These factors are: strategic approach, process management, technology, employee management, and business culture. The above-mentioned factors influence the level of enterprise's maturity. At each level, an enterprise is...

  17. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE – NEW BUSINESS VALUE PERSPECTIVES

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    M. De Vries

    2012-01-01

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Organisations today are characterised by conglomerate organisation structures that evolve through mergers and acquisitions. Corporate offices need to add superior knowledge and skills to ensure that the collection of diverse businesses is operating as more than independent units. A new management approach is required to create synergies between the diverse businesses, their processes and system landscapes. Enterprise Architecture (EA creates value on a corporate level by facilitating process/information technology alignment and synergy between different strategic business units (SBUs. Unfortunately many EA implementations seemed to fail owing to a short-term financial focus and measurement.
    This article explores the possibilities of linking EA to a corporate balanced scorecard (BSC to demonstrate its long-term financial improvement capabilities in supporting the business strategy. The aim is to use the corporate BSC context to direct EA objectives in creating contextualised value for a specific enterprise.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Organisasies word vandag gekenmerk deur konglomeraatorganisasiestrukture wat groei deur middel van die samesmelting en oorname van ander organisasies. Korporaatkantore sal hoër-staande kennis en vaardighede moet toevoeg om te verseker dat die versameling van diverse besighede groter is as wanneer hul onafhanklik van mekaar opereer. ’n Nuwe bestuursbenadering word benodig om sinergieë tussen die diverse besighede, hul prosesse en stelsel-landskappe te skep. Ondernemingsargitektuur (OA skep waarde op ’n korporatiewe vlak deur die fasilitering van proses/inligtingtegnologiebelyning en sinergie-skepping tussen verskillende strategiese besigheidseenhede. Ongelukkig faal vele OA projekte weens ’n kort-termyn finansiële fokus en prestasie-meting.
    Hierdie artikel ondersoek die moontlikheid om OA te koppel aan ’n korporatiewe gebalanseerde telkaart (KBT om sodanig OA se lang

  18. Early Sociology of the Business Enterprise: Max Weber's Theory of the Modern Business Enterprise in Economy and Society

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    Jagd, Søren

    A review of the secondary literature on chapter 2 of Economy and Society, with the title Sociological Categories of Economic Action, reveals that the structure and content of the chapter have not yet been convincingly explained. It is argued that the structure and content of the chapter can be...... explained as the unfolding of a sociological theory of the modern business enterprise. Some of the most important features of Weber’s theory of the modern business enterprise are presented. Weber points to the multidimensional institutional embeddedness of the modern business enterprise and to the crucial...... importance of ongoing tensions between formal and substantive rationality. Weber’s theory of the modern business enterprise in chapter 2 of Economy and Society may then be seen as an important but still unexplored early contribution to a sociological theory of the modern business enterprise....

  19. An Enterprise Security Program and Architecture to Support Business Drivers

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    Brian Ritchot

    2013-01-01

    This article presents a business-focused approach to developing and delivering enterprise security architecture that is focused on enabling business objectives while providing a sensible and balanced approach to risk management. A balanced approach to enterprise security architecture can create the important linkages between the goals and objectives of a business, and it provides appropriate measures to protect the most critical assets within an organization while accepting risk where appropr...

  20. Enterprise Systems & Business Relationships : The Utilization of IT in the Business with Customers and Suppliers

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    Ekman, Peter

    2006-01-01

    This thesis deals with how companies utilize their enterprise systems in their business relationships. The study’s starting point is enterprise systems that basically are standardised information systems that the company can acquire from software vendors like SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Enterprise systems aim to integrate and manage all the company’s data and it can also be linked to its business partners. The thesis contains two case studies of how a focal company utilizes its enterprise syst...

  1. Cost management in the enterprise in small business

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    Magera Irina Valerievna

    2011-01-01

    The article deals with current problems of cost management in a modern market economy. The features of cost management in the enterprise in small business are shown. An assessment of the state of small business in Russia and the Vladimir region is represented. The basic directions of improving the management process in the management costs of small business are formulated.

  2. BUSINESS MODELLING OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BY THE ENTERPRISE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

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    Zhuravleva, I.

    2009-01-01

    The article is devoted to the resource and process approach to formation of the strategic management concept by the enterprise intellectual capital. The business model of strategic management by the intellectual capital in the environment of system business-modelling Business Studio 3 is developed.

  3. Aligning enterprise risk management with business strategy and information systems

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    Althonayan, A; Keith, J.; Misiura, A

    2011-01-01

    Business leaders recognise effective risk management as one of the main success drivers for enterprises. Even though the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concept has evolved significantly in the past years, in the aftermath of recent economic crises it became evident some of its critical challenges still need to be addressed. The review of subject literature led to a conclusion that current ERM approaches failed to protect enterprise value in turbulent and risky market conditions. Therefore, ...

  4. Introducing social and sustainable enterprise: changing the nature of business

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    Underwood, Sarah; Blundel, Richard; Lyon, Fergus; Schaefer, Anja

    2012-01-01

    This chapter introduces the volume, Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business, which is edited by Sarah Underwood, Richard Blundel, Fergus Lyon and Anja Schaefer. The book draws together contemporary research contributions that seek to critically explore a range of issues in the specific context of social enterprise, sustainable entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Collectively, the chapters in this volume consider the challenges facing social enterprises globa...

  5. Competitiveness of Small Enterprises: Clusters, Business Environment and Local Development

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    Monica Romis

    2008-01-01

    This summary of the presentations and discussions of the participants in the meeting "Competitiveness of Small Enterprises: Clusters, Business Environment and Local Development", aims to find the common thread that ties the themes of the presentations together.

  6. Making Training Core Business: Enterprise Registered Training Organisations in Australia

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    Smith, Erica; Smith, Andy

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the Australian phenomenon of Enterprise Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). These are organizations that do not have training as their main business but that are accredited to deliver training and award qualifications, primarily to their own workers. Although Enterprise RTOs have been in existence in one form or another…

  7. Uncertainty, Conventions and Co-ordination in the Business Enterprise

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    Jagd, Søren

    The paper presents the basic propositions of convention theory with special consideration to the analysis of uncertainty, the role of institutions and conventions, and the implications this perspective has for the analysis of the business enterprise......The paper presents the basic propositions of convention theory with special consideration to the analysis of uncertainty, the role of institutions and conventions, and the implications this perspective has for the analysis of the business enterprise...

  8. Business model driven service architecture design for enterprise application integration

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    Gacitua-Decar, Veronica; Pahl, Claus

    2008-01-01

    Increasingly, organisations are using a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) as an approach to Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), which is required for the automation of business processes. This paper presents an architecture development process which guides the transition from business models to a service-based software architecture. The process is supported by business reference models and patterns. Firstly, the business process models are enhanced with domain model elements, applicat...

  9. APPLICATION OF INDICATORS BUSINESS PROCESSES FOR ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

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    Yakhontova I. M.

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The formation of a system of indicators for assessing the performance of the business processes of the enterprise is one of the most actual and modern directions of increase of efficiency of activity of the enterprise. The system of indicators should be developed in accordance with the specifics of company's activity, its strategic goals and available resources. Consideration of the process of developing a system of indicators of business processes on a specific example of an industrial enterprise allows not only to evaluate the operation of departments in terms of running processes, but also to develop a list of measures to improve the efficiency of functions execution of business processes. The work presents theoretical information, the development of a system of indicators of business processes within the selected areas using this method of process optimization. The initial stage of the work on the development and evaluation of a system of indicators of business processes was made by enterprise characteristics, description of its organizational structure and core activities. The article considers the indicators of process, product and satisfaction of customers in terms of cost, time and technical performance. For example, the business process that best reflects the specifics of the enterprise, the process of developing a system of indicators and presented conclusions, and developed recommendations and actions for the application of the system of indicators of business processes

  10. Quality Business Service Provider in Community Enterprise

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    Chalard Chantarasombat; Tantawan Singkeaw

    2012-01-01

    Problem statement: The development of community enterprises focuses on the development of service providers for commercial industries and community enterprises and it is necessary to create and extend the development according to the changing global conditions. The department of industrial promotion and industry promotion center region 5, Khon Kaen must create and develop the quality of service providers in community enterprises as an exclusive course to find a model and development guideline...

  11. Incorporating Enterprise Risk Management in the Business Model Innovation Process

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    Yariv Taran; Harry Boer; Peter Lindgren

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Relative to other types of innovations, little is known about business model innovation, let alone the process of managing the risks involved in that process. Using the emerging (enterprise) risk management literature, an approach is proposed through which risk management can be embedded in the business model innovation process. Design: The integrated business model innovation risk management model developed in this paper has been tested through an action research study in a Dani...

  12. Social Networking Influence on Case Management in Enterprise Business

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    Lukasz Osuszek

    2015-01-01

    The paper sets out from a central proposition that the concept of social adaptive case management (SACM) bears on the evolution of modern businesses in enterprise. Social ACM makes the business case and the active components (information, processes, knowledge, etc.) become active social network elements and connecting knowledge workers. It allows the social network, flexible dialogue and cooperation in the adaptation of knowledge workers and processing complex business cases. It also offers a...

  13. Collaborative Engineering of Inter-Enterprise Business Processes

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    Gunter Teichmann; Eva-Maria Schwartz; Frank-Michael Dittes

    2011-01-01

    Enterprise 2.0 and cloud computing are two of the last years most popular topics. Researchers and Business Analysts see great opportunities and potential for a kind of business application revolution. Unfortunately the revolution has not started yet due to different reasons – for example the lack of concepts for integrating new ideas into the already known principles. We are convinced that combining the power of cloud computing with principles of social networking and methodology of business ...

  14. Business process of reputation management of food industry enterprises

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    Derevianko Olena. H.

    2014-01-01

    The goal of the article is development of the methodical base of reputation management directed at formalisation of theoretical provisions and explanation how to organise reputation management at food industry enterprises. The article shows prospectiveness of use of the Business Process Management concept in reputation management. Using the diagram of the Reputation Management business process environment the article shows its key participants (suppliers and clients of the business process) a...

  15. An Enterprise Security Program and Architecture to Support Business Drivers

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    Brian Ritchot

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a business-focused approach to developing and delivering enterprise security architecture that is focused on enabling business objectives while providing a sensible and balanced approach to risk management. A balanced approach to enterprise security architecture can create the important linkages between the goals and objectives of a business, and it provides appropriate measures to protect the most critical assets within an organization while accepting risk where appropriate. Through a discussion of information assurance, this article makes a case for leveraging enterprise security architectures to meet an organizations' need for information assurance. The approach is derived from the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA methodology, as put into practice by Seccuris Inc., an information assurance integrator. An understanding of Seccuris’ approach will illustrate the importance of aligning security activities with high-level business objectives while creating increased awareness of the duality of risk. This business-driven approach to enterprise security architecture can help organizations change the perception of IT security, positioning it as a tool to enable and assure business success, rather than be perceived as an obstacle to be avoided.

  16. Business process of reputation management of food industry enterprises

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    Derevianko Olena. H.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the article is development of the methodical base of reputation management directed at formalisation of theoretical provisions and explanation how to organise reputation management at food industry enterprises. The article shows prospectiveness of use of the Business Process Management concept in reputation management. Using the diagram of the Reputation Management business process environment the article shows its key participants (suppliers and clients of the business process and identifies their place in formation of the enterprise reputation. It also shows that the reputation management should be considered a business process of the highest level of management. Construction of the flow structure of the Reputation Management business process allows uncovering the logic of interrelation of inlets and outlets within the framework of the specified main stages of the business process: assessment of the current state of reputation, collection of information about stakeholders, identification of PR strategy goals, planning of necessary resources, realisation of the PR strategy, assessment of efficiency and process monitoring. The article offers the flow, functional and organisational structures of the Reputation Management business process for food industry enterprises. Moreover, justification of functional and organisational structures of the Reputation Management business process gives a possibility to distribute functions of reputation management between specific executors and establish responsibility for each stage of the business process.

  17. The Cluster Enterprise of Real Property Business

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    Stubkjær, Erik

    2008-01-01

    In order to apply the potential of available web technology, business processes must be described in a coherent way across organizational boundaries. Business processes include geographical data in the context of constructions, as well as environmental affairs and real property transactions, amon...... steps towards a standardization of real estate business....

  18. Business-IT Alignment with SEAM for Enterprise Architecture

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    Wegmann, Alain; Regev, Gil; Rychkova, Irina; Lê, Lam-Son; De La Cruz, José Diego; Julia, Philippe

    2007-01-01

    To align an IT system with an organization’s needs, it is necessary to understand the organization’s position within its environment a well as its internals. In SEAM for Enterprise Architecture the organization is considered as a hierarchy of systems that span from business down to IT. The alignment process addresses the complete hierarchy. We illustrate the use of SEAM for Enterprise Architecture with a real project in which a new hiring process and an IT system are developed.

  19. Data Quality Assessment Model for Data Migration Business Enterprise

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    Manjunath T.N

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In today’s business world, decision making is challenging task due to emerging technologies and strategies applied for enterprise. To make accurate decisions, the data present in the decision databases should be of good quality, in this relation we emphasis on building data quality evaluation model for data migration or Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL business enterprises. However, there are no standard tools in the market for evaluating the ETL output in the decision databases. The proposed model evaluates the data quality of decision databases and evaluates the model at different dimensions like accuracy derivation integrity, consistency, timeliness, completeness, validity, precision and interpretability, on various data sets after migration.

  20. The state of Business Intelligence : in Finnish enterprises

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    Nykänen, Erno

    2015-01-01

    Business Intelligence (BI) has recently been of interest both in information technology and accounting fields of research. This owes at least partly to how organisations today have increasing amounts of data and information at their disposal and they are attempting to reap benefits and competitive advantage from them. This study focuses on large Finnish enterprises and examines how they are applying business intelligence today. Especially the process nature of transforming data in to knowledg...

  1. Determinants of business success of small and medium enterprises

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    Jasra, Javed Mahmood; Khan, Muhammad Asif; Hunjra, Ahmed Imran; Rehman, Rana Aziz Ur; Azam, Rauf i

    2010-01-01

    The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play critical role in the development of the country. The success of SMEs depends on number of factors. This study examines the role of key factors in the success of SMEs in Pakistan. The study also investigates the relationship between SMEs success and its determinants. Target population of the study was SMEs operating in different lines of business from service to manufacturing. Sample size of this study was 520 small and medium lines of businesses. R...

  2. Factors for Motivating Women in Small Business and Micro Enterprises

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    Pandi S. Jagadees

    2011-01-01

    The present study is an empirical in nature and examines the major motivational factor for business. The study has been conducted in Coimbatore District, India. The women entrepreneurs, who belong to Self Help Groups (SHG) are the sample respondents. A total of 450 sample respondents have been randomly selected and the analysis have been carried out across the field of activities of women entrepreneurs in small business and micro enterprises viz, Among the Ten motivational factors for choice,...

  3. Analysis of Business Process Models in Enterprise Web Services

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    Mabel T. Kung; Zhang, Jenny Y.

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a series of process-based models for the development of e-business using enterprise software applications. Merging management technology in workflow systems is a critical step to provide service-oriented architecture and on-demand business. We propose a value-oriented process technique as a strategic alignment to improve investment value. Our framework focuses on the guidelines for traditional users to identify the structural conflicts in integrating Web services. A compa...

  4. Terms of Address in the Chinese Business Enterprise

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    Xiaoyan Huang

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This study examines terms of address currently used by employees of Chinese business enterprises. The authors find that a speaker’s address selections are related significantly to the gender of the speaker, the location of the enterprise in Eastern or Western China, and the ownership type of the enterprise; that is, whether the enterprise is state-owned or privately owned.  The authors develop hypotheses to explain the social origins of these observations.  It is also observed that the semantics of address in the enterprise persist across changes in underlying terminology and are resilient with respect to mandated speech.  In examining this subject of persistence, the authors find that the term ‘gē/jiě’ (brother/sister has replaced the term ‘tóngzhì’ (comrade as the primary means of expressing solidarity within the business enterprise.  The authors consider the question of whether address choices can be predicted based on externally observable situations or whether such choices require knowledge of the speaker’s motivations, which are not externally observable.  It is concluded that address is most predictable in situations where power is salient and less predictable in other situations.   

  5. Enterprise Architecture as a Way of Synchronizing Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Business Processes

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    Johansson, Björn; Holst, Philip; Henningsson, Stefan

    2009-01-01

    A major question for contemporary organizations is how to support business processes with ICT. One way to do so is by the adoption of a standardized software package such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, this demands that either the system is adjusted to existing business...... processes or that the business processes are adjusted to the system’s inherited processes, often described as an alignment problem. This paper suggests that instead of alignment, organization-technology synchronization would be better, since an organization’s business processes as well as the technology...

  6. 41 CFR 109-40.110-2 - Minority business enterprises.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Minority business enterprises. 109-40.110-2 Section 109-40.110-2 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS...

  7. 31 CFR 515.511 - Transactions by certain business enterprises.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Transactions by certain business enterprises. 515.511 Section 515.511 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy § 515.511 Transactions by certain...

  8. 31 CFR 500.511 - Transactions by certain business enterprises.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Transactions by certain business enterprises. 500.511 Section 500.511 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... Licenses, Authorizations and Statements of Licensing Policy § 500.511 Transactions by certain...

  9. Assessing the influence of the business environment on small enterprise employment : an assessment guide

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    White, Simon

    2005-01-01

    Provides guidance on assessing the effect of external influences on employment in small enterprises. Covers three topics of assessment: profiling small enterprises and small enterprise employment; assessing the policy, legal and regulatory framework for small enterprise development; and assessing markets and the business environment for small enterprises.

  10. Electronic Business Helps Middle & Small Enterprises Develop International Trade

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    黎裕华

    2012-01-01

    Under the influence of the financial crisis, our international trade faces very serious challenge. During such a difficult period, electronic business brings us some new hope. Electronic business optimizes traditional process, saves large number of manpower and assets, decreases cost, breaks through the limit of time and space, makes deals more convenient and shortcut and strongly boosts efficiency. Our middle and small enterprises should make full use of such a tool of electronic business to hit out the international market actively, search more trading opportunities and living spaces and smoothly bridge such a difficult period due to the financial crisis.

  11. Managing Innovation and Business Development Using Enterprise Architecture

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    Tambo, Torben; Bækgaard, Lars

    2011-01-01

    technologies. In management of IT, it has become increasingly popular to use Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a method and supported by a series of formal frameworks. EA maps artifacts and motives against the business strategy. In this paper, MOT and EA are reviewed for their mutual potentials and issues. Two...... well planned technological changes. Management of technology (MOT) addresses identification, selection, (long term) planning, designing, implementation and operation of technology based business development. Information Technology (IT) is a key enabler for a vast range of contemporary corporate...... case studies illustrate how enterprises can make major changes derived from business strategy observing both MOT and EA. This suggests a combined view inspired from the IT business’ dedication to EA using EA’s formalisms and the management orientation of MOT to improve understanding technological...

  12. Holonic Business Process Modeling in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises

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    Nur Budi Mulyono

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Holonic modeling analysis which is the application of system thinking in design, manage, and improvement, is used in a novel context for business process modeling. An approach and techniques of holon and holarchies is presented specifically for small and medium sized enterprise process modeling development. The fitness of the approach is compared with well known reductionist or task breakdown approach. The strength and weaknesses of the holonic modeling is discussed with illustrating case example in term of its suitability for an Indonesia’s small and medium sized industry. The novel ideas in this paper have great impact on the way analyst should perceive business process. Future research is applying the approach in supply chain context.Key words: Business process, holonic modeling, operations management, small to medium sized enterprise

  13. Semantic Extraction for Multi-Enterprise Business Collaboration

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    SUN Hongjun; FAN Yushun

    2009-01-01

    Semantic extraction is essential for semantic interoperability in multi-enterprise business collabo-ration environments. Although many studies on semantic extraction have been carried out, few have focused on how to precisely and effectively extract semantics from multiple heterogeneous data schemas. This paper presents a semi-automatic semantic extraction method based on a neutral representation format (NRF) for acquiring semantics from heterogeneous data schemas. As a unified syntax-independent model, NRF re-moves all the contingencies of heterogeneous data schemas from the original data environment. Conceptual extraction and keyword extraction are used to acquire the semantics from the NRF. Conceptual extraction entails constructing a conceptual model, while keyword extraction seeks to obtain the metadata. An industrial case is given to validate the approach. This method has good extensibility and flexibility. The results show that the method provides simple, accurate, and effective semantic intereperability in multi-enterprise busi-ness collaboration environments.

  14. Enabling Support of Collaborative Cross-enterprise Business Processes for Legacy ERP Systems

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    Alksnis, Gundars; Asņina, Ērika; Kirikova, Mārīte; Meiers, Egils

    2015-01-01

    In order to create innovative business products, share knowledge between people and businesses, or increase the control and quality of services, more and more often enterprise business processes involve in collaborations by delegating or providing some pieces of work to other enterprises. Necessity to cooperate in the cross-enterprise setting leads to Collaborative Business Processes (CBPs). The difference between CBPs and Business Processes (BPs) is in the decentralized coordination, flexibl...

  15. Predefined three tier business intelligence architecture in healthcare enterprise.

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    Wang, Meimei

    2013-04-01

    Business Intelligence (BI) has caused extensive concerns and widespread use in gathering, processing and analyzing data and providing enterprise users the methodology to make decisions. Different from traditional BI architecture, this paper proposes a new BI architecture, Top-Down Scalable BI architecture with defining mechanism for enterprise decision making solutions and aims at establishing a rapid, consistent, and scalable multiple applications on multiple platforms of BI mechanism. The two opposite information flows in our BI architecture offer the merits of having the high level of organizational prospects and making full use of the existing resources. We also introduced the avg-bed-waiting-time factor to evaluate hospital care capacity. PMID:23334840

  16. SYSTEM OF BUSINESS-PROCESSES MANAGEMENT AT MOTOR-TRANSPORT ENTERPRISE

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    Коgut, Y.

    2010-01-01

    The place of the system of business-processes management at motor-transport enterprise in the general system of management of the enterprise has been substantiated. The subsystems of strategic management, business-processes management of strategic orientation and current activity, processes of enterprise functioning management have been marked out. The system of motor-transport enterprise business-processes management has been formed, which, unlike the existing ones, is based on the system-cy...

  17. The Measure and Control of Enterprise Marketing Risk in the E-business Environment

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    Lingbing Hu; Baoyin Zhang; Yu Wu

    2009-01-01

    In this article, through analyzing the change of enterprise marketing mode and the characters of marketing risk in the e-business environment, we establish the 3D embedded random measure model which suits for the e-business enterprise marketing risk, define the combination rules of the risk index system of this model, establish the theoretical base to measure the marketing risk for e-business enterprises, and analyze the warning and control of enterprise marketing risk under the model.

  18. How the business strategies of small and medium sized enterprises are affected based on their size and business focus

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    Pavlína Dalíková; Marie Duspivová

    2013-01-01

    The Current global environment requires that enterprises should have a clearly determined vision and direction, which they want to head for. This paper deals with the process management of small and medium sized enterprises according to the number of employees and business focus. The aim is to analytically describe the business strategies of surveyed small and medium sized enterprises and their differences based on company size and business focus. Furthermore, to statistically analyse and com...

  19. Ownership Patterns and Enterprise Groups in German Structural Business Statistics

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    John P. Weche Gelübcke

    2011-01-01

    First official data on enterprise groups and foreign majority ownership for Germany became available recently. The new firm‐level information is linked to core German structural business statistics, the URS, and therefore offers a wide variety of new research possibilities in fields that often fall victim to polarizing public and academic debate of high relevance to policy decisions. German official statistics generally offer a high quality level, but, since private vendor data integration an...

  20. Business process modelling in small- to medium-sized enterprises

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    Tam, ASM; Chu, LK; D. Sculli

    2001-01-01

    Data flow analysis is used in a novel context for business process modelling. A framework is presented together with its enterprise modelling concepts and the associated modelling tools. The framework was specifically developed for small- to medium-sized industries. The strengths and weaknesses of the general data flow analysis approach are discussed in terms of its suitability for Hong Kong's small- to medium-sized industries. A case example is also presented to illustrate the methodology.

  1. Business Process driven solutions for innovative enterprise information systems

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    Taglino, Francesco; Lezoche, Mario

    2008-01-01

    Existing limitations and problems in the current life-cycle of software applications will encourage new development paradigms. New technological trends, aiming at responding to current needs, such as flexibility, dynamicity, scalability, will certainly drive the envisaged changes. In this paper, possible solutions for the development and maintenance of innovative enterprise information systems (IS) are outlined. In particular, it will be argued about business process driven approach to inform...

  2. Towards the Extended Enterprise in Project Business

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    Hameri, A P; Viitala, M

    2000-01-01

    This paper studies the evolution of engineering information systems towards full support of distributed operations in project business. The results reported are based on an industrial project called Connecting Distributed Competencies (CoDisCo). With multiple industrial collaborators the project brings together project management, Internet and the construction of complex products. The aim of the project is to outline the best practices, both managerial and tool-wise, on how to connect distributed partners and their competencies in such a way that the end-product is delivered in time, with right quality, reliable documentation and within the planned budget frame. From the cases ranging from complex scientific instrumentation to traditional industries such as shipbuilding it becomes evident that modern communication systems can improve efficiency and reduce mistakes, yet they do not make well-allocated face-to- face reviews with collaborating parties obsolete. It is also reported that despite the sophisticated ...

  3. Business Benefits from Enterprise Systems Implementation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

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    Sanjay Mathrani

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The market for enterprise systems (ESs continues to grow as business becomes increasingly global and competitive. Increasingly, the market focus for ES vendors is on small businesses. The purpose of this study is to provide a unique ES vendor/consultant perspective on (a the business benefits small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs expect from their ES investment and (b to examine current practices of ES implementation in SMEs through a conceptual framework that considers the organisational, process and strategic context of the implementation. This study does so with interview data collected from ES vendors, ES consultants and IT research firms, who are the key players in the New Zealand ES industry. A distinctive contribution of this research is the vendor/consultant perspective as the unit of analysis, rather than the SME perspective commonly used in similar research. The vendor/consultant perspective offers a comprehensive viewpoint that extends across numerous SMEs in a variety of industries. Findings from interviews with these professionals indicate that although many ES implementations are several years old now, SMEs have only recently started tracking benefits through analytical processes in expectation to realise business value from their ES investment. The results also identify how ES implementation practices are adapting to be more suitable to the SME sector, an important market for ES vendors given the saturation of the large enterprise market for ES implementation.

  4. A Study on Applying of Business Rules Management Systems in Enterprises

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    Avdejenkov, Vladimir

    2009-01-01

    The paper analyses topicalities of implementation of business rules and business rules management systems into enterprise business management information systems. It is rare nowadays to find a company which is not using an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system for its own needs. These systems are intended to perform a centralized accounting of enterprise activities, including financial, logistic, production, service management and human resource management accounting. Darbe analizuojam...

  5. THE INFLUENCE OF IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC POLICY IN CREATING BUSINESS CLIMATE, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING SUPPORT FACILITIES TOWARDS BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT ON SMALL MEDIUM CRAFT ENTERPRISES IN AMBON INDONESIA

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    Josef Papilaya; Thereesje Roza Soisa; Haedar Akib

    2015-01-01

    This study aims at analyzing and explaining whether there was the influence of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate, business environment and providing support facilities towards empowerment on small and medium enterprises as well as whether there is synchronously influence of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate, business environment and providing support facilities for business empowerment on small and medium scale enterprises through a s...

  6. Model of Formation of the Enterprise Business Portfolio in the Context of Ensuring Strategic Flexibility

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    Shatilova Olena V.

    2014-01-01

    The article considers urgent problems of enterprise management under conditions of external environment instability, studies problems of the enterprise strategic flexibility management. It shows that one of the efficient mechanisms of ensuring strategic flexibility is restructuring of the enterprise business portfolio in accordance with the change of the situation in the target market of enterprise functioning. The goal of the article is development of a model of formation of enterprise busin...

  7. Value-Based Business-IT Alignment in Networked Constellations of Enterprises

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    Wieringa, Roel; Gordijn, Jaap; Eck, van, C.F.; Cox, K.; Dubois, E.; Pigneur, Y.; Bleistein, S.J.; Verner, J; Davis, A.M.; Wieringa, R.J.

    2005-01-01

    Business-ICT alignment is the problem of matching ICTservices with the requirements of the business. In businesses of any significant size, business-ICT alignment is a hard problem, which is currently not solved completely. With the advent of networked constellations of enterprises, the problem gets a new dimension, because in such a network, there is not a single point of authority for making decisions about ICT support to solve conflicts in requirements these various enterprises may have. N...

  8. THE INFLUENCE OF IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC POLICY IN CREATING BUSINESS CLIMATE, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING SUPPORT FACILITIES TOWARDS BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT ON SMALL MEDIUM CRAFT ENTERPRISES IN AMBON INDONESIA

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    Josef Papilaya

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This study aims at analyzing and explaining whether there was the influence of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate, business environment and providing support facilities towards empowerment on small and medium enterprises as well as whether there is synchronously influence of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate, business environment and providing support facilities for business empowerment on small and medium scale enterprises through a survey in the city of Ambon. The results show, that there is a positive and significant effect of implementing the strategic policy in creating business climate to empower small and medium enterprises. There is a positive and significant effect on the business environment toward the empowerment of small and medium enterprises, there is a positive and significant effect of providing support facilities toward the empowerment of small and medium enterprises, and there is a positive and significant simultaneously effect in business climate, business environment and support facilities for business towards the empowerment of small business in Ambon city. Empowerment programs are conducted to maintain a conducive business climate, including: 1. the innovation promotion, 2. enhancing human resources through training development; 3. providing financial support, 4. giving support to the marketing strategy, 5. opening the business partnership. While the supporting facilities granted to small and medium enterprises including: 1. giving the fishing boat for the Fishermen, 2. providing the workshop (machine shop service facilities to small crafts business Enterprises, 3. establish vendors for small enterprises, 4. provide the area for street vendors, 5. provide tents for merchants culinary who work at night. Providing the assistance to encourage the business climate and create conducive business environment.

  9. Towards Business Ontologies Matching for Inter-Enterprise Collaboration Platform in a Lean Manufacturing Strategy

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    Zayati, Ahlem; Sidhom, Lilia; Badr, Youakim; Biennier, Frédérique; Moalla, Mohamed

    2010-01-01

    The Lean Manufacturing strategy aims at developing the enterprise value chain concept. The Lean makes extensive use of new organizational strategies such as business refocusing and development strategies for inter-enterprise collaboration. These reorganizations involve agility to deal with structural changes supported by communication technologies. However, the multiplicity of enterprise IT leads to complicate the inter-enterprise collaboration. However, the Services-Oriented Architecture pro...

  10. Adaptability of the internal business environment of small and medium-sized enterprises in Slovakia

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    Misunova Hudakova, Ivana; Misun, Juraj

    2014-01-01

    Companies that are exposed to an uncertain changing business environment must be able to adapt and change in order to achieve some compliance with the subject of business carried out and the objectives with the ambient conditions. Also these conditions can be a source of threats for small and medium-sized enterprises. In this context, we emphasize the adaptability of the enterprise. It is the active joining of resolving the conflict between the business entity and its environment. Signs of th...

  11. Strategy evaluation of industrial enterprises in business process reengineering in manufacturing

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    L.M. Taraniuk

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The article discusses the issues of strategic evaluation of the industrial enterprises in reengineering business processes in production at the project level. The aim of the article is to improve methods of strategic assessment of an industrial enterprise, which aims to study the positive and negative aspects of the business process reengineering of industrial enterprise in the future. The results of the analysis. Author improved SWOT-analysis of business process reengineering, which is the clustering of business processes in the spheres of management of industrial enterprise and the development of appropriate indicators of economic data clusters. It is calculated the resulting weighted evaluation during SWOT-analysis of business process reengineering of industrial engineering industry. It was conducted the rank estimation of SWOT-analysis components of business process reengineering industry. The coefficients of concordance of Kendel defect components SWOT-analysis of business process reengineering. It is formed matrix interactions strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats during reengineering of business processes at industrial plants (project level. Conclusions and directions of further researches. The scientific value of advanced methodological tools is systematizing of business processes for activities of industrial enterprises in conducting SWOT- analysis of business process reengineering. Later these methodological tools can be supplemented by other methods of strategic evaluation of the company, such as 111-555, LOTS, PIMS-analysis.

  12. IS/IT Risk Assessment in the Implementation of a Business Continuity Plan : An integrated approach based on Enterprise Risk Management and Governance of Enterprise IT

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    Hidalgo Valdez, Cristina Cecilia

    2015-01-01

    Business continuity is an area of research that ensure continuity of enterprise operations. Business continuity requires knowledge and input from business and IT leaders to assess and manage risks associated with critical business processes to develop a plan that can allow the organization to resume operations. Organizations that have a holistic enterprise risk management approach can better manage business and technology risks. The increasing dependency on technological resources asserts the...

  13. Model of Formation of the Enterprise Business Portfolio in the Context of Ensuring Strategic Flexibility

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    Shatilova Olena V.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article considers urgent problems of enterprise management under conditions of external environment instability, studies problems of the enterprise strategic flexibility management. It shows that one of the efficient mechanisms of ensuring strategic flexibility is restructuring of the enterprise business portfolio in accordance with the change of the situation in the target market of enterprise functioning. The goal of the article is development of a model of formation of enterprise business portfolio in the context of ensuring strategic flexibility. The main method of optimisation of the enterprise business portfolio in the context of ensuring strategic flexibility is the use of modification of the Markowitz model of investment portfolio formation. The offered model of the enterprise business portfolio formation allows taking into account changes of external and internal environments and conducting portfolio restructuring in the event of the change of the enterprise target market situation. Prospects of further studies in this direction are detailed elaboration and formalisation of the organisational and economic mechanism of realisation of strategic flexibility at an enterprise.

  14. Developing the Business Model – a Methodology for Virtual Enterprises

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    Tølle, Martin; Vesterager, Johan

    2003-01-01

    This chapter presents a methodology to develop Virtual Enterprises (VEs). This Virtual Enterprise Methodology (VEM) outlines activities to consider when setting up and managing virtual enterprises. As a methodology the VEM helps companies to ask the right questions when preparing for, and setting...

  15. THE ADJUSTMENT OF DEVELOPING STRATEGIES OF DOMESTIC ENTERPRISES UNDER THE CONDITION OF GLOBAL BUSINESS

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    Milorad Bejatovic, Goran Bejatovic, Gordana Bejatovic

    2015-01-01

    In order for a small country, such as Serbia, to be included in the trends of the modern world market primarily depends on the quality of the functioning of domestic enterprises as leaders of the economic integration. This serious and responsible task should enable domestic enterprises to handle international competition successfully. Having that in mind, this paper emphasizes the need for creating and strengthening the international business orientation of Serbian enterprises which function ...

  16. Research on the Strategies for Optimizing the Business Environment of Export-oriented Enterprises

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    Xingwu Yu; Weixing Wang; Ying Han

    2010-01-01

    Since China's accession to the WTO, export-oriented enterprises directly participate in international competition and face to increasingly environmental uncertainty and operational risk. The governments and the industry or commercial associations at all levels should implement effective strategies to play their due role in optimizing the business environment of export-oriented enterprises, to ensure the sustainable development of export-oriented enterprises and the sustainable growth of China...

  17. THE ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN SMALL AND MEDIUM HOSPITALITY ENTERPRISES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

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    Vrdoljak Raguž, Ivona; Krželj Čolović, Zorica; Milić Beran, Ivona

    2015-01-01

    The role of small and medium enterprises is crucial for the European economic recovery - their number, employment capacity and value added constitute a large share in the European economy. Providing proper conditions in which small and medium enterprises can flourish is paramount for ensuring a sustained recovery and achieving prosperity for all EU citizens. In order to provide deeper understanding of small and medium hospitality enterprises business performance, the study aims to analyse dat...

  18. Impact of EU Enlargement on Business Environment of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Slovakia

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    Ján Vravec; Marián Gál; Tomás Sabol

    2005-01-01

    The paper discusses the impact of EU enlargement on business environment in the Slovak Republic. Integration of Slovakia into EU has significantly influenced operating conditions for small and medium enterprises. Prosperity of small and medium enterprises depends mainly on their ability to adapt themselves to these new conditions.

  19. Enabling Support of Collaborative Cross-enterprise Business Processes for Legacy ERP Systems

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    Gundars Alksnis

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In order to create innovative business products, share knowledge between people and businesses, or increase the control and quality of services, more and more often enterprise business processes involve in collaborations by delegating or providing some pieces of work to other enterprises. Necessity to cooperate in the cross-enterprise setting leads to Collaborative Business Processes (CBPs. The difference between CBPs and Business Processes (BPs is in the decentralized coordination, flexible backward recovery, participants notification about the state, efficient adaptability to changes, presence of multiple information systems, and individual authorization settings. In the paper we consider a specific case of CBPs where multiple collaborating partners use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP system of the same vendor. The vendor can see (e.g., monitor the changes of data elements, but does not have explicit process awareness in the ERP system to support flow of activities in the cross-enterprise setting. The paper also discusses different settings of cross-enterprise CBP and shows simplified enterprise models behind the vendor possibilities to positively impact collaborative processes. The restrictions of the vendor are implicit information flows in BP, diversity of ERP integrations with third party Information Systems (IS, the lack of mechanisms for monitoring BP instances, backward recovery, user notification about the current state and tasks, and inability to make explicit changes in customers’ ISs.

  20. The Examination of Using Business Intelligence Systems by Enterprises in Hungary

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    Peter Sasvari

    2015-01-01

    Data are one of the key elements in corporate decision-making, without them, the decision-making process cannot be imagined. As a consequence, different analytical tools are needed that allow the efficient use of data, information and knowledge. These analytical tools are commonly called Business Intelligence systems that are introduced into the opeartion of enterprises to make access to business data easier, faster and broader in line with the needs of a given enterprise. Based on the findin...

  1. The business model of integration social enterprises. A case study of the French WISEs

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    Jeremy Tantely Ranjatoelina; Adam Dewitte; Bilal Bourkha

    2015-01-01

    The limitations of Yunus’ work on social business models are a starting point of our research. After setting out his approach as unusable to analyze all social organizations, we empirically study the different forms of integration social enterprises (WISEs) in France. We then try to identify what are the distinguish features of the business model of the integration social enterprises? Our research shows that specific wasted human resources mobilization, through the organization of five integr...

  2. Sustainable business – a success story for small and medium sized enterprises?

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    Drenk, Dirk

    2005-01-01

    In the last years not only large companies orientated themselves towards the goal of sustainable development - which is called sustainable business in the economic field. More and more small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) discovered the field of sustainable business hoping to achieve economic advantages compared to their competitors. In order to become a company according to the principles of sustainable business, many businesses in Germany applied for an "ÖKOPROFIT”-certification. The ...

  3. The application of business process re-engineering in Chinese enterprises

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    刘全顺; 刘利军; 关小吉

    2002-01-01

    After joining in WTO,Chinese enterprises face more intense competitive environments. The problems, such as many foreign capital enterprises swarming into China, increasing market competitive ability, keeping on national and international market, have become more serious to enterprises decision-maker. At the same time, the information technology is developing quickly, then business process re-engineering will become valid path for enterprise increasing market competitive ability. As a case study, this paper applies Business Process Re-engineering(BPR) approach to analyze a Chinese company.

  4. Measuring Business Process Learning with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems to Improve the Value of Education

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    Monk, Ellen F.; Lycett, Mark

    2016-01-01

    Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) are very large and complex software packages that run every aspect of an organization. Increasingly, ERP systems are being used in higher education as one way to teach business processes, essential knowledge for students competing in today's business environment. Past research attempting to measure…

  5. Сomprehensive research of business-portfolio of instrument-making enterprise

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    K.M. Bespalyuk

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of methods of management a business-portfolio is conducted in the article. The methodical going is offered near the analysis of product range of instrument-making enterprise. On the basis of results of complex research recommendations are formulated on the change of assortment structure into a business-portfolio and profitability improvement.

  6. Supporting the E-Business Readiness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Approaches and Metrics.

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    Jutla, Dawn; Bodorik, Peter; Dhaliwal, Jasbir

    2002-01-01

    Presents a conceptual model for governments in creating a climate that facilitates the national adoption of e-business. Focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, suggests measures to assess how a country is performing in providing a positive e-business climate, and provides examples from Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, and…

  7. Success Factors Of Consultations For Business Transfers Of Small And Medium Enterprises

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    Gemünden, H G; Köppen, R O

    1999-01-01

    Business transfers of small and medium enterprises become a growing economical problem. Consultants provide advises during the transfer process. With the especially valuable data of 92 business transfers assessed by consultants and clients (dyadically) a two-stage model for explaining the interactions and the success of consultancies could be proofed.

  8. Сomprehensive research of business-portfolio of instrument-making enterprise

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    K.M. Bespalyuk; I.M. Iliv

    2012-01-01

    The analysis of methods of management a business-portfolio is conducted in the article. The methodical going is offered near the analysis of product range of instrument-making enterprise. On the basis of results of complex research recommendations are formulated on the change of assortment structure into a business-portfolio and profitability improvement.

  9. Considering University-Business Cooperation Modes from the Perspective of Enterprises

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    Pavlin, Samo

    2016-01-01

    This article analyses enterprises' engagement in university-business cooperation (UBC) activities: research and development, mobility of academics and students, curriculum development and lifelong learning. It first provides an introductory overview of university-business cooperation policy. It then presents a selection of UBC models, elements and…

  10. Structural Models that Manage IT Portfolio Affecting Business Value of Enterprise Architecture

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    Kamogawa, Takaaki

    This paper examines the structural relationships between Information Technology (IT) governance and Enterprise Architecture (EA), with the objective of enhancing business value in the enterprise society. Structural models consisting of four related hypotheses reveal the relationship between IT governance and EA in the improvement of business values. We statistically examined the hypotheses by analyzing validated questionnaire items from respondents within firms listed on the Japanese stock exchange who were qualified to answer them. We concluded that firms which have organizational ability controlled by IT governance are more likely to deliver business value based on IT portfolio management.

  11. Mini-Enterprise Projects: Friendship, Business and Learning

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    Riese, Hanne

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses how the mini-enterprise (ME) approach (Young Enterprise) can be understood as a tool for helping to achieve policy goals set for entrepreneurship. Analysis of 12 semi-structured interviews with 17-year-old students shows how social capital from friendship relations constitutes norms for interaction in MEs. To some extent,…

  12. Significant attributes of the business environment in small and meduim-sized enterprises

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    Belás, Jaroslav; Bartoš, Přemysl; Habánik, Jozef; Novák, Petr

    2014-01-01

    Aim of following contribution is to define and quantify selected attributes of the business environment in Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). In this context, our own research was prepared and gradually implemented, where the intensity of individual business risks, status, motivation, feelings of entrepreneurs in SME segment, relationship to the bank, state, society, and business optimism in the Czech Republic and Slovakia was analyzed. Due to the global financial crisis, conditions fo...

  13. Enterprise education policy future directions: experiences and suggestions on family business education

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    Kansikas, Juha; Birdthistle, Naomi; Karjalainen, Kari; Solankallio, Tytti; Niemelä, Margit

    2010-01-01

    peer-reviewed The aim of this policy paper is to describe the current role of academic family enterprise education in Finland. Family business centers and family business programmes have been started around the world to offer education for family entrepreneurs and next generation members. MBAs, master’s degrees in science, and other degrees are offered for key members of the family businesses. At the same time, we are having a debate on are entrepreneurs born or made? The role of entrepren...

  14. The balanced business portfolio evaluation procedure at industrial enterprises

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    K.Yu. Yavorska

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of the article is to identify marketing aspects of balanced business portfolio evaluation; to form its procedure, which includes set of certain steps; to prove expediency of strategic business units integration into balanced business directions.The results of the analysis. The main marketing features of business portfolio evaluation process were shown in the article. It was emphasized, that market correlation between business portfolio components is strongly needed to be mentioned during its balance estimation. It was justified, that one of the most effective ways to investigate this correlation correctly is based on identification of business portfolios components. We mentioned that according to modern market conditions, business portfolio can include not only just strategic business units (SBU, but also its supporting market activities, which add value to the main SBUs. Third product level was given as an example of supporting marketactivities.Therefore, the procedure of balanced business portfolio evaluation was suggested, which includes five steps. On the first step distinguishing of SBUs and supporting market activities is proposed. For that issue set of criteria was suggested, according to which it is possible to come to the conclusion which type goes to each portfolio component. On the next stage, competitiveness and market attractiveness estimation for each portfolio component was lead, using traditional portfolio matrixes (BCG, GE/McCinsey, Shell/DPM, ADL/LC, etc.. The balance of business portfolio (which includes separately taken SBUs is evaluated. For that point, BSC method is commonly used. On the third step, the model of creation business directions is given. It includes the relationships nature investigation between all business portfolio components, which gives an answer whether it is appropriate to create business directions based on existing portfolio components or not. It gives the type of

  15. Characterization of ICT-based business models of social enterprises

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    Fisac Garcia, Ramón; Tavares Bejar, Fabiano; Moreno Romero, Ana Maria; Rodrigues de Farias Filho, José; Mataix Aldeanueva, Carlos; Mecena Da Silva Filho, Sergio José

    2013-01-01

    In recent years new models for organizations working on overty alleviation have emerged. One of them, the social enterprise, has attracted the attention of both academics and practitioners all over the world. Even if defined in different ways depending on the context, social enterprise has an enormous potential to generate social benefits and to promote local agency and private initiative in poverty alleviation. In this sense, it is fitting to highlight the importance of identifying the main ...

  16. An Emerging Model of Business: Enterprise and Catholic Social Teaching

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    Castellano, Joseph F.; Forlani, Victor

    2008-01-01

    The challenge for faculty teaching in Catholic Business Schools is how to integrate the University's Catholic heritage and tradition into the core business curriculum. Such integration is necessary if schools of business are to provide their students with a distinctive educational experience. The Living Asset Stewardship (LAS) philosophy of…

  17. Event processing for business organizing the real-time enterprise

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    Find out how Events Processing (EP) works and how it can workfor you Business Event Processing: An Introduction and StrategyGuide thoroughly describes what EP is, how to use it, and howit relates to other popular information technology architecturessuch as Service Oriented Architecture. Explains how sense and response architectures are being appliedwith tremendous results to businesses throughout the world andshows businesses how they can get started implementing EPShows how to choose business event processing technology tosuit your specific business needs and how to keep costs of adoptingit

  18. Formation of the Cycle of Business Processes of Management of Marketing Activity of a Transport Enterprise

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    Horielov Dmytro O.; Lavrova Yuliia V.

    2014-01-01

    The article is devoted to problems of organisation of the process of management of marketing activity of an enterprise. It specifies the model of services of a transport enterprise and provides levels of services and their structure: basic, real, expanded, expected and prospective. The article offers to differentiate planning and realisation of the transportation service by its levels, each of which would correspond with a separate business process of management. It reveals specific features ...

  19. Complex of Key Instruments of Management of Operation Activity of a Small Business Trade Enterprise

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    Serdyuk Vira M.; Akayeva Tetyana Sh.

    2013-01-01

    The article offers a complex of key instruments of management of operation activity of a small business trade enterprise, including: 1) budgeting of operation activity; 2) its accounting by norms and deviations from them; 3) monitoring of operational activity of an enterprise, which envisages analysis of revealed deviations. The article shows the most efficient way of realisation and practical use of the presented concept - application of the "standard-cost" scheme within the framework of whi...

  20. PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED-ENTERPRISES

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    Tang Hongtao; Tang Renzhong

    2004-01-01

    Based on the analysis of the common limitations of business process management (BPM) methodologies and the requirements of small and medium sized-enterprises (SMEs), the importance of a "performance construct" of BPM methodologies is identified, a six-phase performance-driven BPM methodology for the production and operation processes of Chinese SMEs is developed. A case study on the process management of a medium-sized enterprise shows a successful example of running the methodology.

  1. Ontology-based patterns for the integration of business processes and enterprise application architectures

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    Gacitua-Decar, Veronica; Pahl, Claus

    2010-01-01

    Increasingly, enterprises are using Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) as an approach to Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). SOA has the potential to bridge the gap between business and technology and to improve the reuse of existing applications and the interoperability with new ones. In addition to service architecture descriptions, architecture abstractions like patterns and styles capture design knowledge and allow the reuse of successfully applied designs, thus improving the...

  2. Developing business advantages from the technological possibilities of enterprise information systems

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    Luay Anaya

    2014-01-01

    Organizations are increasingly implementing Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in particular. Despite the notable studies on the advantages of an EIS, many organizations are not satisfied with the benefits or advantages gained. At the same time, it is assumed that such systems with increasing innovations and technological enhancements would generate abundant business advantages, if organizations exploited these opportunities. The investigation...

  3. 企业多元化经营的业务选择%Business Choice of Enterprises' Diversification

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    2005-01-01

    The strategy of diversification has become an important approach to enterprise development. A successful diversification strategy depends mainly on the correct business choice. Before choosing a new business, we must identify the core competencies of the enterprise and research the attraction and critical success factors of the target business. Then we should make sure whether the core competencies match the critical success factors or not.The new business should be useful for cultivating sustainable competitive advantage.

  4. Scenario analysis in business model choosing for instrument-making enterprise

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    Ye.V. Krykavskyi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of this study is to develop the selection technology of the enterprise business model in conditions of market dynamism and uncertainty, as well as testing of this technology at a specific enterprise according to the method of situational analysis. The results of the analysis. Economic development of modern markets is characterized by the fact that almost all the enterprises experience significant dynamics and a high degree of entropy, which complicates the decision-making process. As the basic unit of the economy, the enterprise should respond correctly to new objective challenges, including: instability of global financial markets, business intellectualization and acceleration of scientific-technological progress with simultaneous strengthening of environmental demands to economic systems, increasing of competition and its transition to a global level, rapid change of consumer demands and individualization of consumer proposal, increased attention to corporate responsibility towards society and so on. Obviously, the important task of modern enterprises becomes a justification of business organization model, which is selected in accordance with the established potential and the aforementioned challenges. The authors have developed a selection technology of the enterprise business model, which involves the combination of scenarios use, strategic alternatives matrix, SWOT-analysis and the method of «decisions tree» during the implementation of the following steps: - generating of alternative scenarios of enterprise business models with the help of strategic alternatives matrix. Previously prepared analytical materials are used in the preparation of scenarios. Creating a scenario involves the following steps: determining a time interval formulation of the events, verbal interpretation of their essence, their quantitative assessment; - choosing the type of scenarios and scenarios selection criteria for business

  5. IT-Business Alignment Challenge: Enterprise Architecture as an Enabler for Strategic Alignment

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    Hanieh Sadat Beiryaei

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available One of the most important organizational challenges is the strategic alignment between information technology (IT and business objectives. Organizations have deployed different approaches to achieve strategic alignment and competitive advantage. Enterprise architecture (EA has been viewed as an effective approach not only for optimum management of IT, but also for strategic alignment of IT applications and business needs. EA maturity indicates the degree of attaining EA project goals, out of which, is the IT-Business alignment. In this paper, the relationship between enterprise architecture maturity (EAM and strategic alignment maturity model (SAMM has been investigated to declare whether EAM can act as enabler for SAMM . Research population includes enterprises in which, the EA project is implemented. Pearson’s correlation and regression test have been used for analyzing the data gathered by questionnaire. The findings indicate that the success of EA significantly influences strategic alignment maturity.     Keywords : IT-business strategic alignment, Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Alignment Maturity Model, Enterprise Architecture Maturity

  6. Business Incubators – Favorable Environment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development

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    Camelia MORARU

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The biggest problem for many small and medium enterprises (SMEs is not the idea or the product provided and neither its customers, but their needs. High prices of production and office space are critical to the survival of a small business. Incubators come as a response to the needs of small and medium enterprises in key steps of a business, such as initiation and market penetration. An incubator aims to have a positive effect on the economic health of an area, of a community.

  7. Business Incubators – Favorable Environment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development

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    Camelia MORARU; Alexandru RUSEI

    2012-01-01

    The biggest problem for many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is not the idea or the product provided and neither its customers, but their needs. High prices of production and office space are critical to the survival of a small business. Incubators come as a response to the needs of small and medium enterprises in key steps of a business, such as initiation and market penetration. An incubator aims to have a positive effect on the economic health of an area, of a community.

  8. Business Intelligence and Implementation in a Small Enterprise

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    Marketa Horakova

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Business Intelligence (BI systems provide users for information and analysis to better support with tactical and strategic business decision processes. This article summarizes the current trends in BI systems, discusses aspects of BI tools and BI solutions in small and medium businesses. Principles of integration of multidimensional views of business data with analytical and visualization tools are studied and described here. An example of a BI solution implementation in a small company shows how the multidimensional analytical data model and related applications can be designed, created and implemented for the small company.

  9. SIMULATING BUSINESS-PROCESSES OF A MOTOR TRANSPORT ENTERPRISE

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    Коgut, Y.

    2010-01-01

    The necessity of differentiation between the terms «process» and «business-process» has been proven within the process-oriented management. The notion of «business-process» has been specified. Its distinctions in comparison with the existing one are: the division of business-process consumers into internal and external ones; the supplement of quality description of a business-process with «sequence» (as a sign of the basic notion of "process"); the content of the definition. The approach to t...

  10. Business process reengineering in the centralization of the industrial enterprises management

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    N.I. Chukhray

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. One of the important strategic directions of the powerful independent state with a stable economy is the development of the national economy, which requires the use of new upgraded tools that will enable to redesign and improve the production and management activities of the enterprise and make it more productive and competitive, while providing the economy of the financial, labor and other resources. However, this presupposes the use of partial restructuring and in some cases complete restructuring of the business processes. The aim of the article is to study business processes reengineering features at domestic enterprises and the development of business processes centralization algorithm on the example of JSC «Concern-Electron». To achieve this goal, the research identifies the following objectives: to summarize the main approaches to the business processes reengineering on the basis of centralization; to characterize the main stages in the reengineering implementation at industrial enterprise; to propose the selection mechanism of the subsidiary business processes for reengineering; to determine the algorithm of the business processes management centralization. The results of the analysis. The paper summarizes main approaches to business process reengineering based on the centralization; undertakes the characteristic advantages of its use at the industrial enterprises; proposes the stages of reengineering for Ukrainian industrial enterprises. Business process reengineering improves the efficiency of work organization at the JSC «Concern- Electron»: a generalized approach to the centralization of the industrial enterprise management, the algorithm of the business process management centralization that includes identification of the business processes that are duplicated; business process selection for the reengineering using the fuzzy set theory; making managerial decisions on reengineering. Conclusions and

  11. BARRIERS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs IN PAKISTAN

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    Anwar Ali Shah G. SYED

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The current research investigates the Barriers in implementation of E-Business Technologies in Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs in Pakistan. Data were collected from 2000 respondents by using simple random technique. A structural questionnaire was developed for the data collection and reliability and validity of data. It was revealed that most of the SMEs business owners are not familiar in using internet and in many cases they are not computer literate. It was further revealed that Government should provide some basic computer training to the Small and Medium Enterprises so they will able to use computer. The proper implementation of E-Business technologies in SMEs in Pakistan, Government and other related agencies can initiate E-Business in SMEs to achieve competitive edge.

  12. Whole Person Learning: Embedding Ethical Enterprise Leadership in Business Education

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    Carter, E. Vincent; Donohue, Mary

    2012-01-01

    This study introduces a collaborative business education curricular design known as "whole person learning." The post-financial crisis market environment requires business education to encompass curricular, commercial and community skills. Drawing on the Toronto based National Mentoring Program (NMP), "whole person learning"…

  13. BARRIERS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN PAKISTAN

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    Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed; Faiz M.Shaikh

    2012-01-01

    The current research investigates the Barriers in implementation of E-Business Technologies in Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan. Data were collected from 2000 respondents by using simple random technique. A structural questionnaire was developed for the data collection and reliability and validity of data. It was revealed that most of the SMEs business owners are not familiar in using internet and in many cases they are not computer literate. It was further revealed that Govern...

  14. An Exploration on the Business Model of Social Enterprises Owned By Chinese Entrepreneurs in Taiwan

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    Dr. Yen, Shang-Yung; Fan, Song-Chin

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to explore the business models of the social enterprises owned by Chinese entrepreneurs and tries to construct a business model. In order to overcome the shortcomings of a lack of objective verification in the qualitative study, for example, whether or not there is significance for the variables, and whether or not there is consistent reliability and validity of the sample, this study adopts a new qualitative study method fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis, (fs / QCA) ...

  15. Analytical Business Model for Sustainable Distributed Retail Enterprises in a Competitive Market

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    Courage Matobobo

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Retail enterprises are organizations that sell goods in small quantities to consumers for personal consumption. In distributed retail enterprises, data is administered per branch. It is important for retail enterprises to make use of data generated within the organization to determine consumer patterns and behaviors. Large organizations find it difficult to ascertain customer preferences by merely observing transactions. This has led to quantifiable losses, such as loss of market share to competitors and targeting the wrong market. Although some enterprises have implemented classical business models to address these challenging issues, they still lack analytics-based marketing programs to gain a competitive advantage to deal with likely catastrophic events. This research develops an analytical business (ARANN model for distributed retail enterprises in a competitive market environment to address the current laxity through the best arrangement of shelf products per branch. The ARANN model is built on association rules, complemented by artificial neural networks to strengthen the results of both mutually. According to experimental analytics, the ARANN model outperforms the state of the art model, implying improved confidence in business information management within the dynamically changing world economy.

  16. Presenting new solution based on Business Architecture for Enterprise Architecture

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    Babak Darvish Rouhani

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Due to software production dominance development among all structures and information exchange growth among systems, Utilizing a suitable method for correct connection among information systems is important and worth to consider. At first look, work dependence to technology was more than business because of production variety. As business processes have their own shares in Project purposes' implementation growth, it could not be considered as less important component. In another view, technology architecture had reached equitable level and become more and more important. This article peruses the current EA and also its atmosphere at subsequent years and introduces new EA structure based on a balance between technology and business. The most important advantages of this structure are paying attention to stakeholders' concerns, discovering the securest solution for business and accomplishing works repetitive with adjustment in order to make it dynamic. Reducing work's risks by means of patterns and agility are other advantages of this.

  17. MECHANISMS FOR CONTROLLING ENTERPRISE COST WHILE DETERMINING ITS INVESTMENT PROSPECTS IN ORDER TO INCREASE BUSINESS RELIABILITY

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    R. A. Kopytov

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers a non-conventional approach of strategic control which is executed on the basis of integration of incompatible business platforms within the framework of the unified management system.  The system is constructed while superimposing investment prospect tool on the diagram of the running enterprise cost control on the basis of the given standards. Their determination reveals advantages of the proposed approach within the context of its influence on the enterprise management with due account of an impact of negative factors on cost losses. Their investigation within diagnostics of management system makes it possible to increase a business reliability. The results of the investigations are tested in the process of cost evaluation of a multi-profile transport enterprise

  18. Strategies for Minimizing the Effects of Manager Turnover on the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program.

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    Schaefer, Kelly

    2002-01-01

    The following strategies are presented for minimizing the effects of facility manager turnover on the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program: develop a transition plan; pass on knowledge; become a learning organization; become an employer of choice; enhance customers' confidence through training managers; highlight star facility managers;…

  19. Methods of forming and realization of assortment policy of retail business enterprises

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    Kudenko Kiril

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Within the framework of the article systematisation of methods of forming and realisation of assortment policy of enterprises of retail business is done. Recommendations concerning the priority of the use of separate methods of forming and realisation of assortment policy with different purposes, taking into account their content, advantages and disadvantages are developed.

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    ... risk. DATES: The deadline for receipt of applications in the USDA Rural Development State Office is no... Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0570-0022. Nondiscrimination Statement... Business Enterprise Grant Program Applications for Grants To Provide Technical Assistance for...

  1. 78 FR 37409 - Small Business Size Standards: Finance and Insurance and Management of Companies and Enterprises

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    ... Miscellaneous Financial Investment Activities.... $7.0 $35.5. 524113 Direct Life Insurance Carriers $7.0 $35.5... ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 121 RIN 3245-AG45 Small Business Size Standards: Finance and Insurance and Management... Sector 52, Finance and Insurance, and NAICS Sector 55, Management of Companies and Enterprises....

  2. Modeling the Contribution of Enterprise Architecture Practice to the Achievement of Business Goals

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    van Steenbergen, Marlies; Brinkkemper, Sjaak

    Enterprise architecture is a young, but well-accepted discipline in information management. Establishing the effectiveness of an enterprise architecture practice, however, appears difficult. In this chapter we introduce an architecture effectiveness model (AEM) to express how enterprise architecture practices are meant to contribute to the business goals of an organization. We developed an AEM for three different organizations. These three instances show that the concept of the AEM is applicable in a variety of organizations. It also shows that the objectives of enterprise architecture are not to be restricted to financial goals. The AEM can be used by organizations to set coherent priorities for their architectural practices and to define KPIs for measuring the effectiveness of these practices.

  3. Business Strategy Driven IT Systems For Engineer-To-Order and Make-To-Order Manufacturing Enterprises

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    Denton, Paul

    2002-01-01

    This thesis reports research into the specification and implementation of an Information Technology (IT) Route Map. The purpose of the Route Map is to enable rapid design and deployment of IT solutions capable of semi-automating business processes in a manufacturing enterprise. The Map helps structure transition processes involved in “identification of key business strategies and design of business processes” and “choice of enterprise systems and supporting implementation techniques”. Common ...

  4. Measures for the Administration on the Establishment of Partnership Business by Foreign Enterprises or Individuals in China

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    @@ Article 1 For the purpose of regulating the establishment of partnership business by foreign enterprises or individuals in China and facilitating foreign enterprises or individuals to invest in China in the form of partnership to expand foreign economic cooperation and technical exchanges, the Measures herein shall in accordance with the Partnership Business Law of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the Partnership Business Law) be formulated.

  5. The Influence of the Business Environment on Small and Medium Enterprises

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    Iulian Viorel Brașoveanu; Petronela – Evelina Bălu

    2014-01-01

    The Small and Medium Enterprise sector in Romania has been significantly affected by the global recession in the years 2008-2009; currently it is making efforts to revive it, thanks to important role it occupies in the economy of any country. SMEs raise wide debates, especially on fiscal measures. In Romania, SMEs represent 99.7% of all businesses, generating two-thirds of jobs in the business and half of gross value added. This paper focuses on the development of SMEs and hence on business e...

  6. Organisational and Methodical Grounds of Financial Monitoring of Business Activity of an Enterprise

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The article analyses organisational and methodical grounds of financial monitoring of business activity of an enterprise, which is presented as a complex of measures of organisational, methodical and managerial nature. It justifies urgency and practical significance of introduction of the system of financial monitoring as a basic element of the system of financial management of business activity under modern economic conditions. It considers the essence and purpose of financial monitoring of business activity, presents its principles and formulates tasks. It offers methodical provision of the process of monitoring focusing on the study of essential characteristics of business activity of an enterprise. It states that introduction of the financial monitoring of business activity allows understanding of the state of an object or situation, identification of the reason of the detected deviations from the planned (forecasted results and establishment of a base for development of applied recommendations on a relevant adjustment, which results in increase of efficiency of the financial and economic activity of an enterprise and availability of prerequisites of sustainable development.

  7. The role of enterprise asset management system in the PVO group's business

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    This presentation describes the role of the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Document Management (EDM) in the PVO Group's business. The use of the functionality of the EAM (Immpower) and EDM (Documentum) is not limited only to the plant maintenance. All power plants and some other business functions and units will use the system in the future for financial management, activity based costing, purchasing, of materials, office supplies and fuel, invoice matching, project budgeting and costing, real estate management etc. The technical service concept of IT solution is also described in this presentation. The Information Management Strategy development as background to the project is also outlined together with the company information. The benefits of the common EAM system and related business process needs are also described. (orig.)

  8. The role of enterprise asset management system in the PVO group`s business

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    This presentation describes the role of the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Document Management (EDM) in the PVO Group`s business. The use of the functionality of the EAM (Immpower) and EDM (Documentum) is not limited only to the plant maintenance. All power plants and some other business functions and units will use the system in the future for financial management, activity based costing, purchasing, of materials, office supplies and fuel, invoice matching, project budgeting and costing, real estate management etc. The technical service concept of IT solution is also described in this presentation. The Information Management Strategy development as background to the project is also outlined together with the company information. The benefits of the common EAM system and related business process needs are also described. (orig.)

  9. Enhancing Student Learning of Enterprise Integration and Business Process Orientation through an ERP Business Simulation Game

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    Seethamraju, Ravi

    2011-01-01

    The sophistication of the integrated world of work and increased recognition of business processes as critical corporate assets require graduates to develop "process orientation" and an "integrated view" of business. Responding to these dynamic changes in business organizations, business schools are also continuing to modify their curriculum and…

  10. Enterprise applications of semantic technologies for business process management

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    Ralf MUELLER

    2012-01-01

    1 Introduction Today's business process management (BPM)systems have evolved to provide rich and sophisticated tooling and runtime support for subject domain experts,business analysts,development,and information technology (IT).However,the evolution of BPM systems led to a jungle of different representation formats for the various artifacts in such systems.These include models for value chains,strategies,goals,and objectives on the analysis side,business process models,organizational data and service models,and finally models for the implementation of a BPM system to a runtime infrastructure.In many systems,the complex relationships between the entities of a BPM system are vaguely documented,let alone be formalized in a machine readable way.This is where semantic technologies kick in:to provide the foundation for formalizing the complex relationships of a business in a common model using Web Ontology Language (OWL) ontologies.This avoids information silos and enables a holistic view to a BPM system using SPARQL.

  11. Strategic Management Practice and Corporate Performance of Selected Small Business Enterprises in Lagos Metropolis

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    Yunus Adeleke Dauda

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Strategy is considered to be a detailed plan for a business in achieving success. Managers employ strategy toachieve result. Strategic management practices and organization performance in small business enterprises{SBEs} goes together, but most Small business enterprises place less emphasis on making effective strategy forimproved performance. This paper examines the influence of strategic management on corporate performance inselected small scale enterprises in Lagos, Nigeria. The paper also provides how strategy could be used forimproved performance of small scale enterprise in Nigeria. Two hypotheses were tested. They are to determinewhether: {i} there is a significant relationship between strategic management and organizational profitability; {ii}there is a significant relationship between strategic management and company market share. Cross sectionalsurvey research method was adopted for the study and 140 participants were randomly selected among SSEs inLagos metropolis. Pearson product moment coefficient of correlation and descriptive statistics were used for dataanalysis. Findings revealed that strategic management practices enhance both organizational profitability andcompany market share. The study recommends that investors and managers should make use of strategicmanagement to improve their organizations actual performance at all times.

  12. Intersection how enterprise design bridges the gap between business, technology, and people

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    Many organizations struggle with the dynamics and the complexity of today''s social ecosystems that connect everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time. Facing challenges at the intersection of business models, technical developments, and human needs, modern enterprises must overcome the siloed thinking and isolated efforts of the past, and instead address their relationships to people holistically. In Intersection, Milan Guenther introduces a Strategic Design approach that aligns the overarching efforts of Branding, Enterprise Architecture, and Experience Design, and sets them on a

  13. Risk Management and Risk Management Failure: Lessons for Business Enterprises

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    Olajide Solomon Fadun

    2013-01-01

    The recent economic volatility gives risk management a new focus and eminence. Successful firms are able and willing to effectively integrate risk management at all levels of management process. The purpose of the study is to highlight the importance of effective risk management (ERM) in preventing risk management failure. Risk management failure prevents firms’ from meeting their expectations; thus, results to repeated business and project failures. Although the degree of risk management act...

  14. Advisory Functions of Selected Polish Business Institutions in the Innovation Process in Enterprises – Research Conclusions

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    Joanna KUROWSKA-PYSZ

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper contains an analysis of innovation processes in enterprises, from the perspective of demand for knowledge, which companies increasingly obtain from business environment. This requires a discernment of valuable partners in the environment, who will provide professional transfer of knowledge to the company. Therefore, knowledge has become a product, and Polish universities and specialized, commercial knowledge providers are competing for the customer on the knowledge market. While knowledge transfer to companies is a secondary activity for Polish universities, specialized, commercial knowledge suppliers are making an effort of acquiring as much orders as possible. Therefore a natural competition between these two types of entities arises. In this paper the Author examines possibilities of supporting innovation-oriented enterprises by Polish universities and commercial providers of knowledge and formulates terms and conditions which will make cooperation between these two groups of entities possible, so as to transform the competition into cooperation, beneficial for both sides, and support innovative processes in enterprises.

  15. Complex of Key Instruments of Management of Operation Activity of a Small Business Trade Enterprise

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    Serdyuk Vira M.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The article offers a complex of key instruments of management of operation activity of a small business trade enterprise, including: 1 budgeting of operation activity; 2 its accounting by norms and deviations from them; 3 monitoring of operational activity of an enterprise, which envisages analysis of revealed deviations. The article shows the most efficient way of realisation and practical use of the presented concept – application of the “standard-cost” scheme within the framework of which the following tasks are solved: 1 budgeting of income from operational activity; 2 establishment of standards of costs; 3 accumulation of data on factual income and expenditures; 4 analysis of deviations and reporting; and 5 introduction of necessary amendments. The article also offers an imitation model of analysis of dynamics of trade processes, which allows detection of key spheres of management of operation activity of a small trade enterprise and principles of carrying out an efficient and well thought over financial policy.

  16. Crisis Management in the Business: A Case Study on Turkish Footwear Manufacturing Industry Enterprises

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    Mehmet Karahan

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This study attempts to examine about crisis management in Turkish footwear industry enterprises. Business is affected by the crisis in different degrees. This situation is actually related to the skills of crisis management of the business faced with crisis. The feature and process of the crisis differs from each one. Therefore reaching a common conclusion about the causes and consequences of the crises is impossible. In addition, the crisis in the past and global crisis in the recent years reveals that the crises must be researched in sector terms also. For this purpose, the basic findings obtained as a result of the study, according to the provinces where the crisis management skills are different from city to city. SMEs compete better in times of crisis. Experienced businesses are more successful in crisis preparedness and competition. Without a quality certificate businesses, need more support in crisis period.

  17. The Influence of the Business Environment on Small and Medium Enterprises

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    Iulian Viorel Brașoveanu

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The Small and Medium Enterprise sector in Romania has been significantly affected by the global recession in the years 2008-2009; currently it is making efforts to revive it, thanks to important role it occupies in the economy of any country. SMEs raise wide debates, especially on fiscal measures. In Romania, SMEs represent 99.7% of all businesses, generating two-thirds of jobs in the business and half of gross value added. This paper focuses on the development of SMEs and hence on business environment in Romania. The purpose of this paper is to present the influence which regulations and evolution of businesses environment have on the SME sector.

  18. Unpacking Business Intelligence Systems Adoption Determinants: An Exploratory Study of Small and Medium Enterprises

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    Borut Puklavec; Tiago Oliveira; Aleš Popovič

    2015-01-01

    While extant business intelligence systems (BIS) adoption research focused mainly on adoption of BIS in large-sized organizations, our understanding about the adoption determinants and the process within small and medium enterprises (SME) is still limited. The aim of our research is to identify SME-specific determinants of BIS adoption at firm level that will guide the development and testing of a BIS adoption framework in the milieu of SMEs. By leveraging semi-structured interviews involving...

  19. Enterprise Systems : Achieving an appropriate fit between ERP systems and business processes

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    Nchotindoh, Lewis; Kemoum, Armelle

    2009-01-01

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which first emerged in the early 90’s, have become so popular today that almost every large business corporation uses one. Recent years have seen increased spending on this software application package, but sadly not all organizations which invest in ERP systems have gotten back their money’s worth. There have been many instances of unsuccessful ERP implementation attempts and in some cases total failure. Researchers and scholars have long since studi...

  20. Understanding the Business Model ofSocial Enterprise : A Case Study of Indonesia Mengajar

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    RAHMANI QASTHARIN, ANNISA

    2014-01-01

    There has been an unexpected wave of growth in social entrepreneurship globally (Bornstein, 2004). This growth is followed by the number of research in the field. Academic research has been mainly focused on defining what it is, what it does and does not have in common with commercial entrepreneurial activity (Nicholls, 2006). Thus, there has not been many studies related to the business model of social enterprise. Osterwalder & Pigneur (2010) believes that every organization has a busine...

  1. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in international business: A survey of recent literature

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    Schmidt, Klaus-Dieter

    1996-01-01

    It is often argued that the process of globalization has mainly favoured large-scale multinational companies which are able to organize their business efficiently within internal hierarchies. However, globalization has not only pushed cross-border intra-finn transactions but also other arrangements among firms such as licensing or subcontracting that fall short of ownership involvements. This opens up new opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises, too. The paper provides a general ...

  2. Business Networking and Performance of Women-Led Enterprises: An Empirical Investigation in Nairobi County, Kenya

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    jane queen omwenga; Elegwa Mukulu; Christopher Kanali

    2013-01-01

    Women entrepreneurs have been considered to use business networking as a determinant to enterprise performance. A key question that arises is –Does networking determine the performance of women-owned SMEs in Nairobi County? A survey was carried out among the women across the County. The sample comprised of 158 small and medium women entrepreneurs. Data was subjected to computer aided statistical analysis that included descriptive statistic, ANOVA and regression techniques. The results reveal...

  3. Decision Making Model for Business Process Outsourcing of Enterprise Content Management

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    Zhuojun Yi; Dongming Xu

    2013-01-01

    Business process outsourcing (BPO) in enterprise content management (ECM) is a growing though immature market. BPO in ECM focuses on pursuing market transactions in the process of managing all types of content being used in organizations. However, inadequate sourcing decisions lead to organizational sensitive content exposure, high transaction cost, poor outsourcer performance, low flexibility. ECM BPO in general is rarely discussed in the literature and no discussion was found on decision ma...

  4. Virtual enterprise model for the electronic components business in the Nuclear Weapons Complex

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    Ferguson, T.J.; Long, K.S.; Sayre, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hull, A.L. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Carey, D.A.; Sim, J.R.; Smith, M.G. [Allied-Signal Aerospace Co., Kansas City, MO (United States). Kansas City Div.

    1994-08-01

    The electronic components business within the Nuclear Weapons Complex spans organizational and Department of Energy contractor boundaries. An assessment of the current processes indicates a need for fundamentally changing the way electronic components are developed, procured, and manufactured. A model is provided based on a virtual enterprise that recognizes distinctive competencies within the Nuclear Weapons Complex and at the vendors. The model incorporates changes that reduce component delivery cycle time and improve cost effectiveness while delivering components of the appropriate quality.

  5. Business Intelligence as growth engine for Small and Medium Enterprises: choosing the right approach

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    Popov, Ivan

    2014-01-01

    A rapid growth of the Business Intelligence (BI) market makes advanced analytics avail- able for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). The process of BI integration and adop- tion is quite difficult for SMEs because of their limited resources and other peculiarities. This study presents a roadmap for leveraging BI as a growth engine in SMEs. This "BI roadmap for SMEs" considers speciffication of BI solution requirements, development aspects such as OLAP data modelling and choosin...

  6. 试论保护企业商业秘密的措施%Try a Theory a Protection Business Enterprise Business Secret of Measure

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    张大立

    2009-01-01

    商业秘密是企业知识产权的重要组成部分,是企业重要的无形资产,对增强企业的市场竞争能力和企业的生存与发展具有重大影响.企业必须采取有效措施,切实加强商业秘密的保护和管理.我们应该切实做到该保密的信息能够保住,可以交流信息的还应该要交流,使商业秘密的保护工作和信息交流工作更好地协调,以适应建立社会主义市场经济体制和高新技术迅猛发展新形势的需要,为保持企业在市场中竞争优势作出努力.%The business secret is the importance of the business enterprise intelligent property right to constitute part, is a business enterprise importance of immaterial assets, to strengthen business enterprise of market competition ability and business enterprise of existence and development have a graveness influence.The business enterprise has to adopt valid measure, practical strengthen busi-ness a secret of protection and management. We should be practical to attain the information that should keep secret and can protect, can exchanges information of also should want exchanges, make business clandestine of protection work and information exchanges work betterly moderate, with orientation establishment system and Gao Xin's technique of the socialism market economy be fast fierce development new situation of demand, for keep a business enterprise competitive advantage to make effort in the market.

  7. Service Pyramid Concept of Knowledge Intensive Business Services in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Sector

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    Sándor Nagy

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The activity of service companies is more complex today than before the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT became widespread in business. Fewer service companies can be found on the market based solely on physical customer interaction; however, they have been replaced with standardized and automated services. This structural change can be observed particularly among Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS companies where the use of ICT is not simply a market requirement, but a competition tool, as well. Without the application of any ICT instrument, a KIBS company could not meet market expectations, and furthermore, business developments are mainly ICT-based. On the other hand, companies need to develop their businesses more and more, as KIBS companies which are not able to differentiate themselves as trustworthy on the business services market will disappear. ‘Just another business service company’ cannot really sell today. This is applicable to a greater extent to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME, where ICT has opened market opportunities that have never existed for them before. The aim of this paper is to highlight the new features of KIBS business activities in the SME sector and the related research questions.

  8. Developing business advantages from the technological possibilities of enterprise information systems

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    Luay Anaya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Organizations are increasingly implementing Enterprise Information Systems (EIS, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP systems in particular. Despite the notable studies on the advantages of an EIS, many organizations are not satisfied with the benefits or advantages gained. At the same time, it is assumed that such systems with increasing innovations and technological enhancements would generate abundant business advantages, if organizations exploited these opportunities. The investigation in this work drew on the sociomateriality perspective, using imbrication notion, and focused on a telecomm case study to examine how organizations can exploit the technological possibilities of an EIS to create business benefits. The study findings suggest that business benefits can be achieved when the EIS as a technical system is interwoven with the organizational work in which both dynamically change in practice (not from the technical features of the system, when the system provides interesting and beneficial technological possibilities that attract organizations, and when the firm has the organizational capabilities to translate these possibilities into real business benefits.

  9. Electronic business model for small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SME): a case study

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    Yuen, Karina; Chung, Walter W.

    2001-10-01

    This paper identifies three essential factors (information infrastructure, executive information system and a new manufacturing paradigm) that are used to support the development of a new business model for competitiveness. They facilitate changes in organization structure in support of business transformation. A SME can source a good manufacturing practice using a model of academic-university collaboration to gain competitive advantage in the e-business world. The collaboration facilitates the change agents to use information systems development as a vehicle to increase the capability of executives in using information and knowledge management to gain higher responsiveness and customer satisfaction. The case company is used to illustrate the application of a web-based executive information system to interface internal communications with external operation. It explains where a good manufacturing practice may be re-applied by other SMEs to acquire skills as a learning organization grows in an extended enterprise setting.

  10. Designing a social Enterprise on businesses model canvas : applying the Finnish after-school club concept to a social business in Latvia

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    Junkurena, Ilze

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the research is to look at the concept of social entrepreneurship from a very practical standpoint by using the Business Model Canvas as a practical tool to outline its key elements and characteristics, which later can be applied to create a social business. The thesis consists of three main parts: the first one overviews a theoretical Business Model Canvas of a typical social enterprise by reviewing literature and public documents related to the topic. The second part looks a...

  11. Actuality of assortment policy in the modern management of retail business enterprise

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    Yefimova Yevheniia

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In the result of research it has been found, that the assortment policy defines the course of actions for managing a point-of-sale assortment which foresees clarification and specification of strategic purpose and current tasks; development and grounding of facilities, methods and forms of activity for their achievement; determination of the real resources providing the realization of the plan. The constituents of assortment policy of enterprise of retail business are identified. It is well-proved that with the help of assortment policy achievement of ultimate goals of an enterprise is provided, the constituents of commercial strategy associate together and the possibility of the most effective usage of resources has arrived.

  12. Web-Based Enterprise Resource Planning System: An Alternative for Small and Medium Size Business Companies

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    Shivprasad Ashok Mohite,

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Implementing an enterprise system is ―corporate equivalent of a root canal,‖ a meaningful analogy given that an ES with its single database replaces special-purpose legacy systems that once operated in isolation. An Enterprise Resource Planning System has the herculean task of supporting and integrating a full range of business processes, uniting functional islands and making their data visible across the organization in real time. Not surprisingly, the software that vendors such as People-Soft, SAP, and Oracle provide is unwieldy, expensive, hard to implement and creates organizational change that can be as painful as, well. If organizations can endure the implementation cost and pain, they are rewarded with large increases in both efficiency and effectiveness. When organizations build their information systems in house, they design the systems to fit functional requirements, often with a different system for each function. With this mind-set, systems proliferate at an alarming rate.

  13. Building a Privacy Model in the Business Processes of the Enterprise An Information Systems Design Science Research

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    Munir Majdalawieh

    2013-01-01

    Privacy has not been researched or investigated from business process management perspective and the current literature has shown lack of a well-defined methodology for integrating privacy into business processes. This paper proposes an integrated privacy model. Such model is an integral part of the organization’s enterprise to ensure that personal data protection is impeded in the business processes of any system that is involved in collecting, disseminating, and accessin...

  14. A call for the need to incorporate enterprise risk management as part of the overall business model innovation process

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    Taran, Yariv; Boer, Harry; Lindgren, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Relative to, for example, radical product innovation process, little isknown about business model innovation, let alone the process of managingthe risks involved in that process. Using the emerging Enterprise RiskManagement (ERM) literature, an approach is proposed through whichrisk management can...... be embedded in the business model innovationprocess. The integrated risk management/business model innovationprocess model has been tested through an action research study in aDanish company. The results are promising and warrant continuation ofthe development of that model....

  15. The 2002 Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey: Results from a survey of 6,100 firms

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    Steven Fries; Tatiana Lysenko; Saso Polanec

    2003-01-01

    This paper provides an overview and discusses key findings of the 2002 Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS), implemented jointly by the EBRD and the World Bank. (The first round of the BEEPS was implemented in 1999.) Four important conclusions arise from the analysis. First, qualitative measures of the business environment in the BEEPS appear to provide reasonably accurate measures, both across various business environment dimensions and countries and over time. Thes...

  16. Leveraging the Zachman framework implementation using action - research methodology - a case study: aligning the enterprise architecture and the business goals

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    Nogueira, Juan Manuel; Romero, David; Espadas, Javier; Molina, Arturo

    2013-02-01

    With the emergence of new enterprise models, such as technology-based enterprises, and the large quantity of information generated through technological advances, the Zachman framework continues to represent a modelling tool of great utility and value to construct an enterprise architecture (EA) that can integrate and align the IT infrastructure and business goals. Nevertheless, implementing an EA requires an important effort within an enterprise. Small technology-based enterprises and start-ups can take advantage of EAs and frameworks but, because these enterprises have limited resources to allocate for this task, an enterprise framework implementation is not feasible in most cases. This article proposes a new methodology based on action-research for the implementation of the business, system and technology models of the Zachman framework to assist and facilitate its implementation. Following the explanation of cycles of the proposed methodology, a case study is presented to illustrate the results of implementing the Zachman framework in a technology-based enterprise: PyME CREATIVA, using action-research approach.

  17. Creativity in Business/Business in Creativity: Transdisciplinary Curricula as an Enabling Strategy in Enterprise Education

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    Penaluna, Andrew; Penaluna, Kathryn

    2009-01-01

    Recent guidance for UK government policy makers has warned that HEIs face an uncertain future and has advocated transdisciplinary curricula. Earlier, in 2005, two other UK government papers highlighted the advantages of integrating design-related strategies into business environments and addressed the impact creativity could have on business…

  18. TEN STEPS TO INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE FOR AN EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF THE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL IN THE ENTERPRISE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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    Sebastian Marius Roşu; Marius Guran

    2008-01-01

    In order to develop intelligent business for become competitive, the enterprises must increase the quality and technologic level of products and services conform with applicable codes and standards, to have permanent new products or to make old products bettering, to respect the market rules, the applicable laws and to have a good price politic. These activities request a large amount of date, information and knowledge collecting from all sources and then transferring at each enterprise level...

  19. Hybrid neural intelligent system to predict business failure in small-to-medium-size enterprises.

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    Borrajo, M Lourdes; Baruque, Bruno; Corchado, Emilio; Bajo, Javier; Corchado, Juan M

    2011-08-01

    During the last years there has been a growing need of developing innovative tools that can help small to medium sized enterprises to predict business failure as well as financial crisis. In this study we present a novel hybrid intelligent system aimed at monitoring the modus operandi of the companies and predicting possible failures. This system is implemented by means of a neural-based multi-agent system that models the different actors of the companies as agents. The core of the multi-agent system is a type of agent that incorporates a case-based reasoning system and automates the business control process and failure prediction. The stages of the case-based reasoning system are implemented by means of web services: the retrieval stage uses an innovative weighted voting summarization of self-organizing maps ensembles-based method and the reuse stage is implemented by means of a radial basis function neural network. An initial prototype was developed and the results obtained related to small and medium enterprises in a real scenario are presented. PMID:21809475

  20. The Essence of Enterprise Risk Management in Today’s Business Enterprises in Developed and Developing Nations

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    Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz; Osman, Ms. Amber

    2011-01-01

    Risk as expected is not that fearsome matter, although it may keep management awake at night; revenue would not be possible without it. Enterprise Risk Management at basics is broadly portrayed as structure of handling and managing risk across an organization. The key concern of this research is to investigate the ERM. The findings highlight that there are very few enterprises from developing nations which are into ERM while the developed nations’ enterprises are huskily and vigorously involv...

  1. ProcessGene-Connect: SOA Integration between Business Process Models and Enactment Transactions of Enterprise Software Systems

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    Wasser, Avi; Lincoln, Maya

    In recent years, both practitioners and applied researchers have become increasingly interested in methods for integrating business process models and enterprise software systems through the deployment of enabling middleware. Integrative BPM research has been mainly focusing on the conversion of workflow notations into enacted application procedures, and less effort has been invested in enhancing the connectivity between design level, non-workflow business process models and related enactment systems such as: ERP, SCM and CRM. This type of integration is useful at several stages of an IT system lifecycle, from design and implementation through change management, upgrades and rollout. The paper presents an integration method that utilizes SOA for connecting business process models with corresponding enterprise software systems. The method is then demonstrated through an Oracle E-Business Suite procurement process and its ERP transactions.

  2. Case study of open-source enterprise resource planning implementation in a small business

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    Olson, David L.; Staley, Jesse

    2012-02-01

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been recognised as offering great benefit to some organisations, although they are expensive and problematic to implement. The cost and risk make well-developed proprietorial systems unaffordable to small businesses. Open-source software (OSS) has become a viable means of producing ERP system products. The question this paper addresses is the feasibility of OSS ERP systems for small businesses. A case is reported involving two efforts to implement freely distributed ERP software products in a small US make-to-order engineering firm. The case emphasises the potential of freely distributed ERP systems, as well as some of the hurdles involved in their implementation. The paper briefly reviews highlights of OSS ERP systems, with the primary focus on reporting the case experiences for efforts to implement ERPLite software and xTuple software. While both systems worked from a technical perspective, both failed due to economic factors. While these economic conditions led to imperfect results, the case demonstrates the feasibility of OSS ERP for small businesses. Both experiences are evaluated in terms of risk dimension.

  3. Promoting Community Forestry Enterprises in National REDD+ Strategies: A Business Approach

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    Reem Hajjar

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Community forestry and related small and medium forest enterprises (SMFEs can contribute towards the achievement of REDD+ goals, since they can promote sustainable use and conservation of forests and, therefore, a reduction in forest-related carbon emissions. Additionally, they can improve the quality of life of forest-dependant people by generating alternative sources of income and employment. However, SMFEs often face a number of challenges, including non-conducive policy environments, inadequate business skills, and moreover, limited access to financial services. In this paper, we propose to direct a portion of REDD+ readiness efforts towards promoting the generation of an enabling environment for SMFEs that includes: the construction of an adequate Business Environment (BE, the provision of Business Development Services (BDS and better access to Financial Services (FS. With the application of this framework, SMFEs will be more likely to proliferate and succeed, leading to enhanced community resilience and empowerment, in addition to increasing the likelihood of forest carbon stock permanence and the long term achievement of REDD+ goals. Opportunities and challenges of applying this approach in Latin America are discussed.

  4. Factors Affecting Development of Business Plans by Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya: A Survey of Commercial Rabbit Farmers in Thika District

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    Kevin Wachira; Edna Musyoki

    2015-01-01

    The contribution of small and medium enterprises to global economy in general and the Kenyan economy in particular has been recognized and well documented. Given their importance, it is important that these enterprises be planned for so that possible challenges are anticipated, possible solutions are put in place and their overall contribution of these enterprises to the economy is increased. There is documented evidence that business planning enhances performance of an enterprise. There is a...

  5. Sustainable enterprise in office buildings of small businesses; Duurzaam ondernemen in het kantoorhoudende MKB

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    Bertens, C. [Panteia/EIM, Zoetermeer (Netherlands); Muizer, A. [Panteia/Consult, Zoetermeer (Netherlands)

    2012-05-15

    SMEs in the Netherlands will increasingly face stricter sustainability criteria in procurement procedures. A study has been carried out among 375 small businesses that will provide insight into the state of sustainability in office buildings of SMEs. Attention is paid to the importance of sustainability, measures taken with regard to sustainable enterprising, plans and ambitions; and required support [Dutch] Het MKB krijgt in toenemende mate te maken met strengere duurzaamheidseisen in aanbestedingsprocedures. Er is onderzoek gedaan onder 375 bedrijven waarmee inzicht wordt gegeven in de stand van zaken van duurzaam ondernemen in het kantoorhoudend MKB. Het gaat in grote lijnen om de volgende aspecten: het belang van duurzaam ondernemen; genomen maatregelen op het gebied van duurzaam ondernemen; plannen en ambities; benodigde ondersteuning.

  6. The modern enterprise – successor of business organization forms in ancient Rome and medieval Europe

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    Anca Pacala

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, researchers and practitioners are increasingly interested in the role and influence of the forms of business organization on the economy and society. Interpretations of the role of companies in the modern period, ranging from enthusiastic support (as the most important invention of capitalism, an explanation of the Western civilization’s expansion to moderate and often critical positions, where the company is seen as a solution, not necessarily optimal, to market imperfections. On the other hand, we often ponder upon the explanation of political, administrative and infrastructural success of ancient Rome: the state or the enterprise (the private initiative? Closer to our time, we rediscover with amazement that the "dark" Middle Ages are not at all dark and lacking in progress, at least in terms of capitalist organization and logic. The development of trade in the two poles of medieval Europe (the Mediterranean and the BaltoScandinavian area, of industry and trade in the North-Western quadrant (Flanders and neighbouring regions, was concurrent with the improvement of organizational forms of business, with the diversity and flexibility of entrepreneurial or even corporate frameworks. Of course, the study of historical sources (ancient or medieval cannot provide direct answers or solutions to the questions of modern society, because the challenges of today are rather different to those of the past. On the other hand, understanding history can help companies to build a more complete and a wiser enterprise functionality and role in the modern society, to reformulate the questions and to find new solutions. Our paper, with a clear juridical perspective on economic history, focuses on the organization of firms in ancient Rome and medieval Europe, tries to provide examples, useful interpretations and diverse solutions to the problems of contemporary society and economy.

  7. Book review: curators of cultural enterprise: a critical analysis of a creative business intermediary by Philip Schlesinger, Melanie Selfe and Ealasaid Munro

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    Schlesinger, Philip; Selfe, Melanie; Munro, Ealasaid

    2016-01-01

    Curators of Cultural Enterprise: A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary presents a detailed portrait of the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), a small Glasgow-based agency that supports creative businesses. Through this case study of a ‘creative business intermediary’, Philip Schlesinger, Melanie Selfe and Ealasaid Munro more widely reflect on recent UK policies relating to the creative economy, in particular ‘micro-businesses’. This book’s unusual methodology – borne of worki...

  8. Ontology-based approaches for cross-enterprise collaboration: a literature review on semantic business process management

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    Hoang, Hanh H.; Jung, Jason J.; Tran, Chi P.

    2014-11-01

    Based on an in-depth analysis of the existing approaches in applying semantic technologies to business process management (BPM) research in the perspective of cross-enterprise collaboration or so-called business-to-business integration, we analyse, discuss and compare methodologies, applications and best practices of the surveyed approaches with the proposed criteria. This article identifies various relevant research directions in semantic BPM (SBPM). Founded on the result of our investigation, we summarise the state of art of SBPM. We also address areas and directions for further research activities.

  9. Organisational Dynamics and Ambiguity of Business Intelligence in Context of Enterprise Information Systems – a case study

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    Tambo, Torben; Gabel, Ole Dahl; Olsen, Martin;

    2012-01-01

    Business Intelligence (BI) is playing a major role in most Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) architectures providing strategic and tactical management information on selected issues. BI is typically detached from mainstream transaction systems and provides a translated view of the business with...... present findings within the relationship between technology and business in BI is particularly complex as operational issues are secondary to the desired systems outcome’s character of a management construct. A management framework is proposed for BI related to its special characteristics involving...

  10. Integral management approach : business ethics and tax accounting as important enterprise success factors

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    Belak, Jernej; Hauptman, Lidija

    2012-01-01

    Modern enterprise ethical behaviour demands conscious and positive attitude towards the planning of enterprise core values, culture, ethics, norms, and climate in a way that stimulates such tax accounting, which will importantly influence enterprise's long-term development and success. This way, the enterprises' policies will be more social oriented with reflection of their ecological and social role in the environment of their functioning. Consequently, the enterprises with a high level of s...

  11. Identifying Enterprise Opportunities: A Case Study. FormWatch: Web Analytics & Business Intelligence.

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    Newman, Christopher D.; Sturdy, Paula; Wilson, David; Thorne, Richard

    2010-01-01

    Enterprise projects have a natural lifecycle; from idea to development. Enterprise-aware tutors could identify projects to be placed on a "Commercial Possibility" watch list. This poster illustrates such a project by enterprising staff in the School of Computing & Engineering.

  12. Develop a generic Total Quality,Management (TQM) Model for a small Chinese business enterprises

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    张茜; 马正英

    2012-01-01

    As theory explained that total quality management is the integration of all functions and processes within an organization in order to achieve continuous improvement of the quality of goods and services. (J.E.ROSS) Not only worldwide organizations realized the importance of TQM, but also small businesses base on their characters are trying to implement TQM in the organizations. It helps small business enterprises different it from other suppliers, and also in able to help them reduce unnecessary waste in bothhuman resources and financial resources.

  13. Decision Making Model for Business Process Outsourcing of Enterprise Content Management

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    Zhuojun Yi

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Business process outsourcing (BPO in enterprise content management (ECM is a growing though immature market. BPO in ECM focuses on pursuing market transactions in the process of managing all types of content being used in organizations. However, inadequate sourcing decisions lead to organizational sensitive content exposure, high transaction cost, poor outsourcer performance, low flexibility. ECM BPO in general is rarely discussed in the literature and no discussion was found on decision making strategies in ECM BPO. In this paper, we present a decision making model for ECM BPO that will fill the literature gap and guide industry practitioners with ECM sourcing decision making strategies. Our proposed decision making model includes two parts. Part one is an ECM functional framework that shows what functionality component or functionality combinations can be outsourced. Part two is a decision making model that provides guidance for decision making in ECM BPO. We apply the model in two case studies, and the results indicate that the model can guide the sourcing decision making process for organizations, and determine the factors when considering sourcing alternatives in ECM.

  14. Junior empresa: un modelo empresarial diferente = Junior enterprise: a different business model

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    Javier Jiménez

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumen¿Quién no está harto ya de oír cómo está el mercado laboral? Nos bombardean con un ruido de fondo incesante, como si graduarnos no fuese suficiente reto. Bueno, ¿y qué? Un grupo de estudiantes de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSIDI-UPM nos hemos unido y hemos creado nuestra propia Junior Empresa, un modelo empresarial diferente, innovador, que nos permite revertir todos los beneficios en aprendizaje. ¿Quién ha dicho que tengamos que dejarnos vencer por un sistema laboral obsoleto?AbstractAre you tired of hearing how difficult it is to get a job? They are filling our minds with a non-stop background noise, as if getting a degree was an insufficient challenge. So what? Well, some students from the Superior Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design from the Technical University of Madrid (ETSIDIUPM have come together and created our own Junior Enterprise, a different business model, an innovative canvas, which allows us to transform all the benefits into learning. Who said our destiny is being crushed by an obsolete labour market?

  15. The Perception of the stakeholders influences strategies and its relation with the generic strategy: case study in small business enterprises of the north coast of Santa Catarina State

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    Carlos Alberto Freitas; Valmir Emil Hoffmann

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present study is to analyze the relationship between the stakeholders’ influence strategy perception and the generic strategy in the small business enterprises in the cities of the North Coast of Santa Catarina, according to the typologies proposed. The work, which has a predominantly quantitative nature, was realized in 148 (one hundred and forty-eight) business enterprises and services, by means of the application of three questionnaires in each company. The results fou...

  16. THE ROLE OF ENTERPRISE PORTALS IN ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION

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    Gianina RIZESCU

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    Full Text Available Today’s enterprises are moving business systems to the Internet - to connect people, business processes, and people to business processes in enterprise and across enterprise boundaries. The portal brings it all together: business processes, departmental sites, knowledge management resources, enterprise management systems, CRM systems, analytics, email, calendars, external content, transactions,administration, workflow, and more. The goal of this paper is to present the role of the Enterprise Portal in internal and external enterprise integration.

  17. Business Sample Survey Measurement on Statistical Thinking and Methods Adoption: the Case of Croatian Small Enterprises

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    Berislav Žmuk

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this research is to investigate attitudes of management in Croatian small enterprises that use statistical methods towards statistical thinking in order to gain an insight into related issues. The research was conducted in 2013 using a web survey with a random sample of 631 Croatian small enterprises, but this paper focuses only on those enterprises that use statistical methods. In order to get detailed information, a complex stratified sample survey design was used. In the a...

  18. Graphene Research and Enterprise: Mapping Innovation and Business Growth in a Strategic Emerging Technology

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    Philip Shapira, Abdullah Gök, and Fatemeh Salehi Yazdi

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the results of research to develop new data sources and methods that can be combined with existing information for real-time intelligence to understand and map enterprise development and commercialisation in a rapidly emerging and growing new technology. As a demonstration case, the study examines enterprise development and commercialisation strategies in graphene, focusing on a set of 65 graphene-based small and medium-sized enterprises located in 16 different countries. ...

  19. iPad in the Enterprise Developing and Deploying Business Applications

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    Clevenger, Nathan

    2011-01-01

    Discover how to plan, design, develop, and deploy iPad apps for the enterprise Having taken the enterprise by storm, iPads are now in the hands of workers in virtually every level of companies in almost every industry. But using iPad apps in the enterprise is more complex than simply clicking an icon from the App Store. It presents unique challenges around software development, system integration, information security, application deployment, and device management. That's where this book comes in. iPhone Life Enterprise Editor and veteran mobile consultant Nathan Clevenger presents a guide for

  20. Promoting mental health in small-medium enterprises: An evaluation of the "Business in Mind" program

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    Scott Jenn

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Workplace mental health promotion (WMHP aims to prevent and effectively manage the social and economic costs of common mental illnesses such as depression. The mental health of managers and employees within small-medium enterprises (SMEs is a neglected sector in occupational health research and practice, despite the fact that this sector is the most common work setting in most economies. The availability and propensity of SME staff to attend face-to-face training/therapy or workshop style interventions often seen in corporate or public sector work settings is a widely recognised problem. The 'Business in Mind' program employs a DVD mode of delivery that is convenient for SME managers, particularly those operating in regional and remote areas where internet delivery may not be optimal. The objective of the intervention program is to improve the mental health of SME managers, and examine whether employees of managers' whose mental health improves, report positive change in their psychosocial work environment. The mechanisms via which we aim to improve managers' mental health are through the development of their psychological capital (a higher order construct comprised of hope, self efficacy, resilience and optimism and their skills and capacities for coping with work stress. Methods/Design The effectiveness of two versions of the program (self administered and telephone facilitated will be assessed using a randomised trial with an active control condition (psychoeducation only. We aim to recruit a minimum of 249 managers and a sample of their employees. This design allows for 83 managers per group, as power analyses showed that this number would allow for attrition of 20% and still enable detection of an effect size of 0.5. The intervention will be implemented over a three month period and postal surveys will assess managers and employees in each group at baseline, intervention completion, and at 6 month follow up. The

  1. Enterprise Social Responsibility and Enterprise Sustainable Development

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    Huiyuan Mao; Yunfeng Ai

    2009-01-01

    Enterprise undertaking social responsibility is not a business posture, but is the result of market economy development in some stage, is the inner demand of enterprise and self-conscious action. Enterprise social responsibility has become a new competition after the talent, technology and management, is the important variable effected enterprise sustainable development, this paper introduces the meaning of enterprise social responsibility and enterprise sustainable development, dissertates t...

  2. A Critique of the Use of the Balanced Scorecard in Multi-Enterprise Family Farm Businesses

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    Shadbolt, Nicola M.; Beeby, N; Brier, B.; Gardner, John W.G.

    2003-01-01

    Business strategy is very important to small and medium family businesses as many are both fragile and vulnerable; strategy provides a solid foundation for survival. Various studies have identified that businesses that engage in strategic management outperform those that do not. Despite this knowledge the uptake of many aspects of strategic management by farm businesses has been slow. Although the development of business plans is now common there is often a disconnect between monitoring and s...

  3. Doing Business 2014 : Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises

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    World Bank; International Finance Corporation

    2013-01-01

    Eleventh in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 185 economies, Doing Business 2014 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity: Starting a business, Dealing with construction permits, Getting electricity, Registering property, Getting credit, Protecting investors, Paying taxes, Trading across borders, Enforcing contracts, Closing a business, Employing workers. The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2013, ranks economies on their ...

  4. Organizational Learning, Strategic Flexibility and Business Model Innovation: An Empirical Research Based on Logistics Enterprises

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    Bao, Yaodong; Cheng, Lin; Zhang, Jian

    Using the data of 237 Jiangsu logistics firms, this paper empirically studies the relationship among organizational learning capability, business model innovation, strategic flexibility. The results show as follows; organizational learning capability has positive impacts on business model innovation performance; strategic flexibility plays mediating roles on the relationship between organizational learning capability and business model innovation; interaction among strategic flexibility, explorative learning and exploitative learning play significant roles in radical business model innovation and incremental business model innovation.

  5. Doing Business 2013 : Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises

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    International Finance Corporation; World Bank

    2012-01-01

    Tenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 185 economies, Doing Business 2013 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity: Starting a business, Dealing with construction permits, Getting electricity, Registering property, Getting credit, Protecting investors, Paying taxes, Trading across borders, Enforcing contracts, Closing a business, Employing workers. The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2012, ranks economies on their ov...

  6. Building a Privacy Model in the Business Processes of the Enterprise: An Information Systems Design Science Research

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    Munir Majdalawieh

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Privacy has not been researched or investigated from business process management perspective and the current literature has shown lack of a well-defined methodology for integrating privacy into business processes. This paper proposes an integrated privacy model. Such model is an integral part of the organization’s enterprise to ensure that personal data protection is impeded in the business processes of any system that is involved in collecting, disseminating, and accessing an individual’s data. Passing privacy laws is very essential and requires some cooperation and partnership between nations based on some privacy principles. The proposed framework is built on these principles and will help organizations to develop data protection in their business processes, assess the privacy issues in their organization, protect the interest of their clients, advance their value proposition, and make it easier to identify the impact of privacy on their business. The study follows the design science research process and the information systems design science research (ISDSR methodologies by identifying relevant problems from the current literature, defining the objectives of the study, designing and developing the ABC-PDMS model, and evaluating the model.

  7. The business environment and phases of development of small and medium-sized enterprises

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    Wach, Krzysztof

    2006-01-01

    The subject literature distinguishes several factors that determine the establishment, survival , operations and development of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in particular regions. In this article, the author presents a classification of these factors in terms of whether they are barriers or stimulators. On this basis, the author explains the influence of regional environment (meso-environment) factors on the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in various phases of ...

  8. Release management as the backbone of service delivery for business critical enterprise applications

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    Ojasalo, Hannu

    2013-01-01

    Application management services are initiated to take care of enterprise applications in the use phase of their lifecycle. Most important of the application management processes are incident, problem, change, knowledge and release management. The aim of this thesis of mine is to validate the position of release management. Release management can be the backbone for enterprise application management. It makes sure that the risk of negatively affecting the operation of the application is m...

  9. New ideas for Contemporary Enterprise Business Model Based on the Perspective of Social Enterprise%基于社会企业视角的当代企业营运模式新思路

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    齐文浩

    2011-01-01

    社会企业的出现是历史发展的必然,近年来受到国际社会各界的广泛关注,社会企业是一种新型的社会创新型组织,不仅不同于政府、通常意义上的非营利企业,也有别于以利益最大化非经营目标的商业企业。介于经济形势的发展,对企业营运模式需要进行重新思考,根据社会企业的特点总结出新型的当代企业的营运模式,即企业在遵守相应的政策和法规条件下的三层次金字塔的当代企业营运模式。%The emergence of social enterprise is a historical necessity,in recent years,by the international community's attention,social enterprise is a new innovative type of social organization,not only different from the government,the usual sense of the non-profit enterprises,but also different from commercial enterprises who take the maximize interests as the business objectives.According to the economic development of the situation,the enterprise needs to rethink the business model,according to the characteristics of social enterprises,summed up the new operation mode of modern enterprises,ie enterprises in compliance with relevant policies and regulations under the conditions of the three-level pyramid of contemporary business operations mode.

  10. An association between market orientation and business performance: A case study of small medium enterprises in Sri Lanka

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    Ph. D. Balasundaram Nimalathasan

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In the globalized and highly competitive era of the present day business environment, firms are under constant pressure to build upon their skills and resources for developing distinctive competencies to withstand market challenges. Such competencies can be around either the lower delivered-cost-position or product differentiation. But building competencies around lower product costs and or product differentiation alone is not sufficient. “Market orientation” builds distinctive and sustainable competencies. An attempt to fill this research gap, the present study is instigated on market orientation and business performance as the case of small medium enterprises in Sri Lanka with the samples of ninety. A non-probabilistic sampling method, namely convenience sampling, was used in drawing samples for this study. Secondary data and primary data collections methods were used to conduct the study. In the present study, we analysed our data by employing correlation and regression analysis. For the study, entire analysis was done by personal computer. A well known statistical package ‘statistical package for social sciences’ (SPSS 13.0 version was used in order to analyze the data. The results revealed that there is a significant association between market orientation and business performance; further, market orientation has statistically positive impact on business performance.

  11. 18th ICPR paper: BUSINESS PROCESS ORIENTED DESIGN OF ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

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    Quiescenti, M; Bruccoleri, Manfredi; La Commare, Umberto; Noto La Diega, Sergio; Perrone, Giovanni

    2006-01-01

    Abstract In the last years, many organizations have used business process modeling as an effective tool for managing organizational changes. However, process modeling has rarely been exploited for supporting the entire business process management lifecycle. This includes the design of business processes as well as their implementation and control. The adoption and implementation of ERP systems is a crucial issue if referred to SMEs. The main problem is that the cost of implementati...

  12. Building enterprise-wide resilience by integrating business continuity capability into day-to-day business culture and technology.

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    Alesi, Patrick

    2008-04-01

    This paper follows the development of the business continuity planning (BCP) programme at Lehman Brothers following the events of September 11th. Previous attempts to implement a `traditional' form of BCP had been ineffective, but following the events, the firm began to look at BCP in a new light. This paper deals with three main themes: creating a culture of resiliency, leveraging technology, and building flexible plans. Distributing accountability for BCP to business line managers, integrating BCP change management into the normal course of business, and providing every employee with personalised BCP information breeds a culture of resiliency where people are empowered to react to events without burdensome, hierarchical response and recovery procedures. Building a strong relationship with one's application development community can result in novel, customised BCP solutions; existing systems and data structures can be used to enhance an existing BCP. Even the best plans are often challenged by events; understanding that flexibility is essential to effective incident response is a critical element in the development of a proper business continuity plan. PMID:21339108

  13. E-poslovanje v slovenskih malih in srednje velikih podjetjih = E-business in Slovenian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

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    Viktorija Sulcic

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available In the paper the position of Slovenian small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of e-business is presented. In the first part of the paper we compare the prevalence of e-business practices in Slovenia and EU countries and present the intensity of Slovene SME’s use of ebusiness as well. The second part of the paper is based on a research conducted with a sample of 49 Slovenian small and mediumsized enterprises. By performing a data analysis, we show the prevalence of SME’s individual internet activities and compare them with the research data collected by the national statistical office a year and a half ago. The e-business impacts and the obstacles for e-business implementation are the most interesting part of the presented research.

  14. An analysis of the influence of entrepreneurial orientation on business success in selected small and medium-sized enterprises / Anton Venter

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    Venter, Anton

    2014-01-01

    Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) contributes to performance with an outlook on business growth as well as business development and improvement. It is predicted that the failure rate of small, medium and micro enterprises in South Africa is between 70% and 80%. Millions of rands are being lost on new venture creations because of mistakes and problems that could have been avoided. The survival rate of SMME‟s in South Africa is relatively low indicating that less than half of newly established b...

  15. A Theoretical Study on the Concept of Risk in Enterprises, Dynamics of Risk in International Business, Investing in Turkey & Evaluation of Macro Risks Abstract

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    Aytac GOKMEN

    2014-01-01

    The management of risk has always possessed a sweeping importance in the field of business. Risk management can be most plainly defined as the neutralization of uncertainties or the sources of a possible ambiguity a business could confront. The management of risk comprises the origination of risk from both inside of an enterprise and outside environment. Moreover, the management of risk can be considered in a combined approach involving internal and external factors and comprises political, f...

  16. Alternative business models for forest-dependent communities in Africa: A pragmatic consideration of small-scale enterprises and a path forward.

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    Robert A. Kozak

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The dominant mode of business practice in the African forest sector – especially in the high forest cover regions – comes in the form of concessionaires operating on publicly held lands. Increasingly, however, the concession - based model is being challenged. Is it socially and environmentally sustainable? Does it lead to positive socio - economic outcomes for forest - dependent communities? While this paper does not attempt to answer these questions head - on, it does put forward four alternative business models that could serve to reduce poverty and improve social conditions among rural forest - dwelling Africans: 1 small and medium - sized enterprises; 2 community forest enterprises; 3 business associations; and 4 alliances with concessionaires. Definitions of the four business models are provided, and some key considerations for each are discussed. The paper concludes by providing recommendations for civil society, governments, economic actors, communities, and other stakeholders interested in catalyzing and creating an enabling environment for these sorts of business alternatives to succeed in the forested regions of Africa. Namely, there is a need to collect and disseminate quantitative data on the socio - economic contributions that small - scale enterprises can make, devise appropriate interventions that take into account the highly variable socio - political landscapes of Africa, and develop business plans grounded in solid, marketable value propositions.

  17. Heartcore Business? A study of the challenges social enterprises experience when communicating their corporate identity

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    Schmeltz, Line

    frame for understanding and exploring the enterprises’ communication in an organizational context. Hence, through a value-theoretical framework, the study seeks to identify the extent to which these enterprises manage to create alignment between their corporate identity values and their social...... responsibility values, or if they are working with two, or even more, different value systems. Accordingly, the assumption put forward by this paper is that a high degree of alignment between identity and social responsibility in the enterprise’s corporate communication will enable the enterprises to communicate......The aim of this paper is thus to investigate social businesses’ communication of identity in their corporate communication. Institutional theory (e.g. DiMaggio & Powel, 1983), and especially the notion of legitimacy (Deephouse and Carter, 2005; Meyer and Rowan, 1977; Suchman, 1995), provides the...

  18. Business environment and enterprise behaviour in East Germany compared to West Germany and central Europe

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    Libor Krkoska; Katrin Robeck

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines institutional differences between the former East and West Germany and four central European transition countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic). Using enterprise survey data we show that the quality of both formal and informal institutions in East Germany still differs from West Germany. In addition, central European transition countries are shown to have closed the gap in institutional quality with East Germany in many areas. We also show t...

  19. Promoting mental health in small-medium enterprises: An evaluation of the "Business in Mind" program

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    Scott Jenn; Sanderson Kristy; Martin Angela; Brough Paula

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Workplace mental health promotion (WMHP) aims to prevent and effectively manage the social and economic costs of common mental illnesses such as depression. The mental health of managers and employees within small-medium enterprises (SMEs) is a neglected sector in occupational health research and practice, despite the fact that this sector is the most common work setting in most economies. The availability and propensity of SME staff to attend face-to-face training/therapy...

  20. Voices of entrepreneurship and small business : immigrant enterprises in Kista, Stockholm

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    Dalhammar, Tobias

    2004-01-01

    Immigrant and ethnic entrepreneurship is a subject that has received increased attention in recent years. Many immigrants or people with ethnic backgrounds different from the majority population run their own businesses, in Sweden as well as in most countries and contexts in the world. However, ambitious research shows that there are great differences in business activity, behaviour and performance between different ethnic groups. Besides, it is easy to argue that differences also occur at th...

  1. The executive's guide to enterprise social media strategy how social networks are radically transforming your business

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    Barlow, Mike

    2010-01-01

    An actionable framework for developing and executing successful social media strategies supporting collaboration, teamwork and communication in modern corporationsUsing straightforward language, this book offers real-world stories and revealing anecdotes to demonstrate how executives and business leaders develop successful corporate social media strategies.High level guidance to developing the practical business frameworks and policies necessary for implementing and managing successful corporate social media strategiesDescribes the actual processes, organizational structures, and technology pl

  2. Service Pyramid Concept of Knowledge Intensive Business Services in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Sector

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    Sándor Nagy

    2013-01-01

    The activity of service companies is more complex today than before the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) became widespread in business. Fewer service companies can be found on the market based solely on physical customer interaction; however, they have been replaced with standardized and automated services. This structural change can be observed particularly among Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) companies where the use of ICT is not simply a market requiremen...

  3. Cloud Computing Technology - Optimal Solution for Efficient Use of Business Intelligence and Enterprise Resource Planning Applications

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    Teodora Vătuiu; Mioara Udrică; Naiana Tarcă

    2013-01-01

    Given the current economic climate, cloud technology is an alternative for organizations to provide quality services at low cost. Business Intelligence (BI) has today an important role in generating current information for strategic and operational decisions, so organizations need to focus on these investments for a better understanding of internal and external forces that influence decision making in order to improve performance. Because Business Intelligence does not offer ways of planning,...

  4. Intention of offspring to join the family enterprise: a study of Indian businesses

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    Rastogi, Sanjay; Agrawal, Reena

    2010-01-01

    This paper studied the perception and mindset of the children belonging to family businesses. The aim was to explore their intention to join their existing family business and also examine the major factors that influence their decision. The paper analyzes the potential impact of a set of demographic variables such as age, gender, and other background factors, including level of education. The study was conducted on respondents from the northern part of India. The major findings imply that fa...

  5. Rules of engagement: understanding the dynamics of social enterprise and business requirements on academic collaboration

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    De Luca, Damian; Taylor, Ruth; Prigmore, Martyn

    2014-01-01

    As part of its remit to support University Business collaboration the University of Huddersfield provides seed funding for collaborative ventures between academic and industry partners to initiate small-scale projects that have the potential for growth. (This is trickle down funding from the UK government Higher Education Innovation Fund). This case study explores the experience of University-Business collaboration of Canalside Studios, the University of Huddersfield’s in-house games researc...

  6. A Conceptual Framework to Analyze Enterprise Business Solutions from a Software Architecture Perspective

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    Alkazemi, Basem Y.

    2012-01-01

    The architectural aspects of software systems are not always explicitly exposed to customers when a product is presented to them by software vendors. Therefore, customers might be put at a major risk if new emerging business needs come to light that require modification of some of the core business processes within their organizations. So they might need to replace their existing systems or re-architect old ones to comply with new architectural standards. This paper describes a proposed frame...

  7. The “Enterprise Architect” – A New Approach to Business Informatics Management

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    Markus Helfert

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes role “Enterprise Architect” in Czech companies in the context of current requirements of economic entities. Enterprise Architect is a specific role, which must supervise both the architecture of the whole corporate system and the design of its parts and methodologies in the ICT area and the compliance with it. People in the role “Enterprise Architect” must possess a wide spectrum of practical and theoretical knowledge and skills, which we identify in this article according to selected literature and the survey we have carried out. The article includes a presentation of our research methodology, including the solution for measuring the knowledge in the different knowledge domains, selection of the statistical sample for selection investigation among the companies and defining the method for evaluation of the obtained data. In the end, the identified requirements for this role are formulated as well as their dependence on the monitored aspects and impacts of these requirements on the options for educating this type of experts in universities.

  8. Lesotho - Enterprise Survey

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    Millenium Challenge Corporation — The 2011 MCA-Lesotho baseline enterprise survey is a national survey of enterprises. The main objective of the survey was to assess the current status of businesses...

  9. Enterprises Business Intelligence System Design of Aviation Manufacturing%航空制造企业智能系统的设计

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    毕重轶; 杨艳国; 成立权

    2012-01-01

    Aviation manufacturing enterprises in the analysis of a business intelligence system based on the needs,Using data mining techniques to build an aviation manufacturer to build business intelligence systems,proposed aviation manufacturing enterprise business intelligence standard structural model of the system.%本文在分析某航空制造企业商业智能系统需求的基础上,利用数据挖掘技术建立构建了航空制造企业商业智能系统,提出航空制造企业商业智能系统的标准结构模型。

  10. Model of influence of business ethics on competitiveness of service enterprise

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    Purlys, Česlovas; Luebcke, Kristina

    2010-01-01

    Nors yra atlikta nemažai tyrimų, tačiau pastebima, kad etikos problemos nėra iki galo išspręstos. Nėra vieningo verslo etikos apibrėžimo, vieningo atskirų verslo etikos elementų asortimento, atlikta vos keletas bandymų siekiant sudaryti verslo etikos modelį ir nustatyti jo įtaką įmonių konkurencingumui. Business ethics as well as organizational culture are as old as business itself. Though many researches have been carried out, lots of books and articles have been published, the problems o...

  11. The business perspective of cloud computing for small and medium enterprises

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    Ristova, Emilija; Panov, Zoran; Gecevska, Valentina; Stefanovska Ceravolo, Ljubica

    2012-01-01

    Cloud computing has been described as a technological change brought about by the convergence of a number of new and existing technologies. It enables all businesses to get the best of technology at extremely economical costs. Both perspectives of the Cloud are important to be reviewed, of the provider’s side as well as the consumers of the technology. While a lot of research is currently taking place in the technology itself, there is an equally urgent need for understanding the business-rel...

  12. An economic and business strategy analysis of joint ventures between Greek enterprises and enterprises in the Balkan countries and Russia : from the Greek parent company perspective

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    Ioannis-Dionysios, Salavrakos

    1997-01-01

    This thesis analyses joint ventures which have been established between Greek enterprises and enterprises from Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia. An international joint venture (IJV) is an enterprise established between two or more companies, one of which exercises its entrepreneurial activities in a foreign country. The core set of questions that this thesis addresses consist of motives for the establishment of joint ventures, partner selection criteria, control and ...

  13. 77 FR 55737 - Small Business Size Standards: Finance and Insurance and Management of Companies and Enterprises

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    2012-09-11

    ... standards was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2008 (73 FR 41237). Because of changes in the... business status caused by a large number of varying receipts based size standards (see 69 FR 13130 (March 4, 2004) and 57 FR 62515 (December 31, 1992)). At the beginning of the current comprehensive...

  14. The Risk Evaluation of the Implement for Enterprise E-Business

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    WANG Lin; ZHANG Jin-long; YANG Lan-rong

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, risk evaluation index system of electronic business is put forward for core manufactures. At the same time, risk evaluation method is established on the basis of fuzzy mathematics and grey theory, and its effectiveness and feasibility are tested in the practical example.

  15. Application and project portfolio valuation using enterprise architecture and business requirements modelling

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    Quartel, Dick; Steen, Maarten W. A.; Lankhorst, Marc M.

    2012-05-01

    This article describes an architecture-based approach to IT valuation. This approach offers organisations an instrument to valuate their application and project portfolios and to make well-balanced decisions about IT investments. The value of a software application is assessed in terms of its contribution to a selection of business goals. Based on such assessments, the value of different applications can be compared, and requirements for innovation, development, maintenance and phasing out can be identified. IT projects are proposed to realise the requirements. The value of each project is assessed in terms of the value it adds to one or more applications. This value can be obtained by relating the 'as-is' application portfolio to the 'to-be' portfolio that is being proposed by the project portfolio. In this way, projects can be ranked according to their added value, given a certain selection of business goals. The approach uses ArchiMate to model the relationship between software applications, business processes, services and products. In addition, two language extensions are used to model the relationship of these elements to business goals and requirements and to projects and project portfolios. The approach is illustrated using the portfolio method of Bedell and has been implemented in BiZZdesign Architect.

  16. 76 FR 13662 - Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical Services America, Global Parts...

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    2011-03-14

    ... Parts Supply Chain Group, Including Leased Workers From QFlex, North America Logistics, and UPS, All... Services America, Global Parts Supply Chain Group, Including Leased Workers From QFlex, North America... Business Division, Technical Services America, Global Parts Supply Chain Group, including leased...

  17. Virtual Teams and International Business Teaching and Learning: The Case of the Global Enterprise Experience (GEE)

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    Gonzalez-Perez, Maria Alejandra; Velez-Calle, Andres; Cathro, Virginia; Caprar, Dan V.; Taras, Vasyl

    2014-01-01

    The increasing importance of global virtual teams in business is reflected in the classroom by the increased adoption of activities that facilitate real-time cross-cultural interaction. This article documents the experience of students from two Colombian universities who participated in a collaborative international project using virtual teams as…

  18. Business ethics

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    Raman Arora

    2002-01-01

    Ethics contain a set of principles of personal and professional conduct .The concept of Business ethics relates itself to the norms and the ideals businessman and business groups adopt in course of their activities in business .Business ethics is an assertion of “be good” and “do good” in business. Ethical business practices has been a blessing to the enterprises as it ensures faith in society ,government trust ,business partners trust .on the other hand unethical business pra...

  19. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of E-Business Development Strate~v%中小企业电子商务的发展策略

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    吴红霞

    2012-01-01

    本文从中小企业的所处现状,分析了其发展电子商务的背景及趋势、利益与弊害等方面,为中小企业发展电子商务提供了策略措施。%This article from the current situation of small and medium enterprises, analyzed the development of e-commerce background and trends, interests and evils, ere, and it provides e-business strategies for Small and Medium-sized enterprises development initiatives.

  20. Towards a Service-Oriented Enterprise: The Design of a Cloud Business Integration Platform in a Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprise

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    Stamas, Paul J.

    2013-01-01

    This case study research followed the two-year transition of a medium-sized manufacturing firm towards a service-oriented enterprise. A service-oriented enterprise is an emerging architecture of the firm that leverages the paradigm of services computing to integrate the capabilities of the firm with the complementary competencies of business…

  1. A Conceptual Framework to Analyze Enterprise Business Solutions from a Software Architecture Perspective

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    Basem Y. Alkazemi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The architectural aspects of software systems are not always explicitly exposed to customers when a product is presented to them by software vendors. Therefore, customers might be put at a major risk if new emerging business needs come to light that require modification of some of the core business processes within their organizations. So they might need to replace their existing systems or re-architect old ones to comply with new architectural standards. This paper describes a proposed framework that helps organizations to build a comprehensive view of their system architecture prior to dealing with vendors. Consequently, every organization can have a reference model that facilitates negotiation and communication with software vendors. The paper applies the proposed framework to an organization in the region of Saudi Arabia to validate its applicability and generates an architectural design for their software systems.

  2. Integrated Business and Engineering Framework for Synthesis and Design of Enterprise-Wide Processing Networks

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    Quaglia, Alberto; Sarup, Bent; Sin, Gürkan;

    2012-01-01

    The synthesis and design of processing networks is a complex and multidisciplinary problem, which involves many strategic and tactical decisions at business (considering financial criteria, market competition, supply chain network, etc) and engineering levels (considering synthesis, design and...... for a given market scenario together with the optimal material flows through the network and calculate the corresponding performance and sustainability metrics. The framework includes a software infrastructure for integrating different methods and tools needed for problem definition, formulation and...... engineering issues allowing thereby fast and flexible model development for various production processes.A case study from vegetable oil industry is used successfully to demonstrate the applicability of the integrated framework for making optimal business and engineering decisions....

  3. Social Business Enterprises: Maximising Social Benefits or Maximising Profits? The Case of Grameen Danone Foods Limited

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    Asad Kamran Ghalib; Farhad Hossain

    2008-01-01

    Where the concepts of free markets and capitalism have been lauded to bring freedom and choice, they have been held responsible for bringing much worldwide social and economic disparity. Critics have blamed them for widespread crime, corruption and poverty. Wary of such consequences, entrepreneurs have come with an innovative idea - running businesses on a no-loss basis, combined with a social and moral cause. This paper looks at the core concepts that lie at the heart of capitalism and free ...

  4. Sustainable Business at Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) : The Case of Coffee Queen AB

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    Jonas, Julia; Eriksson, Stefan

    2007-01-01

    Society demands more and more that corporations take over responsibility on the effects of their business actions in a stakeholder view. Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance are catchwords in this context that stand for a management view there one focuses on more than profits and quality. In corporate responsibility management one takes a stakeholder view and integrates also issues such as supplier relations, supply chain management, environmental practices and sustainabil...

  5. Business excellence as a success factor for the performance of large Croatian enterprises

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    Zdrilić, Ivica; Dulčić, Želimir

    2016-01-01

    Croatian companies need a new approach that will provide them with sufficient competitive strength, based on business excellence. Focusing only on financial indicators and measures is insufficient. Therefore new concepts should be introduced, especially by large companies that are traditionally inert and exposed to global competition, and situated in the countries with ongoing transition, such as Croatia. Today 75% of the source of value within a company cannot be measured by means of the sta...

  6. Restructuring and Embeddeness Of Business Enterprises - Towards An Innovation System Perspective On Diffusion Policy

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    Morris Teubal

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    The paper deals with the policies for an idealized transition of a National System of Innovation (NSI) from a system reflecting a relatively closed industrializing economy to an NSI which reflects the conditions of a well-developed "Information Society" and "Learning Economy". The analysis of the transition process analyse the NSI from the viewpoint of the needs of the existing firms of the business sector. The problem is how different types of industrial and technology policy may help the bu...

  7. Enterprise wikis as a means of creating business value: The impact of the CIO

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    Benjamin, Gideon; Zhou, Chenfan

    2012-01-01

    Mass collaboration has been made possible through social networking tools likewikis. With features that support the principles wikinomics, wikis are enabling largenumber of people to participate in the production process without necessarily beingat the same physical location. Organizations and IT managers are beginning to har-ness this new technology in a way that will create business value for their companies,helping them to produce goods and services that are valuable for their customers.Th...

  8. EVALUATION OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF BANKING ENTERPRISES; THE CASE OF CONSTRUCTION AND BUSINESS BANK OF ETHIOPIA

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    Dejene Mamo Bekana (MBA); Asres Abitie (MBA)

    2012-01-01

    This study is proposed to evaluated the financial performance of Construction and Business Bank (CBB) of Ethiopia. The study emphasized on financial performance measurement ratios such as asset utilization/efficiency ratios, deposit mobilization, loan performance, liquidity ratio, leverage/financial efficiency ratios, profitability ratios, solvency ratios and coverage ratios to evaluate the bank’s financial performance. For this study, the researchers dominantly relied on secondary data; eigh...

  9. THE PROBLEMS OF ORGANIZATION OF ACCOUNTING AT SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN UKRAINE

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    Malikov, V.

    2014-01-01

    Analysis of the simplified form of accounting with taking into consideration of the latest changes of the legal rules is presented and the peculiarities of the technology of accounting process in connection with putting into operation of Tax Code of Ukraine are investigated in the article. The analysis of the current legal rules affords the opportunity to conclude as to improvement of the approaches to determination of the criterions of small business subjects, of the conditions of using of t...

  10. Analysis of Necessity of Business English in Enterprise Management%浅析企业管理中商务英语的必要性

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    张秋芳

    2012-01-01

    随着经济全球化,各国间的企业业务往来更加紧密,交往的语言中英语是使用最多的一种语言,因此,在职业语言中,商务英语应运而生,并随经济的不断发展商务英语在企业管理中凸显出他的重要地位.当今的商务活动强调人实际的商务沟通能力,能否用最准确、清晰的商务语言来与老板和客户进行沟通、交流在很大程度上决定你成功与否.%With the economic globalization, the enterprise business transaction among countries is more closely, and English is the most widely used language in the communication, therefore, in the professional language, business English arises at the historic moment, and important position of business English is highlighting in enterprise management with the development of economy. Today's business activities emphasizes practical business communication ability, whether can succeed is determined by using accurate and clear business language to communicate with boss and customer to a great extent

  11. Making Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Work for Business A Guide to Understanding Information as an Asset

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    Ladley, John

    2010-01-01

    Organizations of all types struggle with information. Millions of dollars are spent on ERP applications to integrate data and yet this data still isn't accessible or relevant. Emails contain hidden liabilities. Safety manuals endanger workers. Worse, there is data and information being created and handled in every nook and cranny of large organizations, well out of view of formal oversight, but within view of customers and regulators. Thus far, any efforts to wrestle the "data-beast" to the ground have failed, and there exists a profound need for all levels of business management, not just IT,

  12. Business value creation and stakeholder expectation management as tools for better business relationships : Case Study: TeliaSonera AB, Enterprise Systems

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    Kirjola, Sirpa

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this Master’s thesis is to create a plan of conduct for aligning and implementing business value metrics on the basis of the expectations of business stakeholders in TeliaSonera. The study analyzes how IT and business can be bridged closer together so that IT is creating and communicating business value to the business stakeholder from the point of view of improving business performance. The target is to improve customer satisfaction towards business stakeholders and end-u...

  13. Reengineering multi tiered enterprise business applications for performance enhancement and reciprocal or rectangular hyperbolic relation of variation of data transportation time with row pre-fetch size of relational database drivers

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    Sowmiyanarayanan, Sridhar

    2012-01-01

    Reengineering multi tiered enterprise business applications for performance enhancement and reciprocal or rectangular hyperbolic relation of variation of data transportation time with row pre-fetch size of relational database drivers

  14. The Usefulness of a Self-Assessment Approach Based on a Business Excellence Model: Case Studies of Textile and Garment Enterprises in Vietnam

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    Lien, Nguyen Thi Hoang

    2011-01-01

    Since Vietnam became an official member of WTO in 2006, enterprises need to pay attention and invest in their management capacities in order to build robust strategies and improve their competitive advantage. The application of self-assessment (SA), an advanced management tool, based on a business excellence model (BEM) has been recognised as improving organisational performance by providing a referenced framework and a common language to direct organisations’ focus on improvement and to assi...

  15. For the Good of All : Integrating corporate social responsibility into the business strategy of small and medium sized enterprises in Finland: CASE: Oy Vallila Interior Ab

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    Anttila, Hannele

    2010-01-01

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be defined as a concept that includes simultaneous fulfilment of a company’s economic, legal, ethical and philanthropic responsibilities, as well as companies integrating social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis. The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate CSR from the perspective of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), more specifically from t...

  16. ANALYSIS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT IN SELECTED TURKISH ENTERPRISES

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    Caner Cebeci

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available While the demands of changed market conditions and evolving customer needs threatening the existence of the firms in the market today, it requires a fast-oriented transformation to maintain the presence. Changing institutional and environmental factors, by following closely the technological developments and innovations, give an impetus to the process of new and strategic solutions. In long term, it creates a necessity to businesses, which targets sustainable and profitable acquisitions, a unique opportunity to leave behind its competitors by making a difference for more benefits. In this sense, it is possible with the global market with innovation and dynamic alignment with market conditions and a successful integration of a holistic process management. The top target of the process orientation is to improve the quality and efficiency with the continuous improvements (Cebeci, 2009.

  17. A model of integration between knowledge management and business processes of industrial small and medium-sized enterprises

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    Maha Mahmoud Talaat mustafa

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this research is to provide an integrated study on the subject of integration between knowledge management and business processes, to identify the needs for different aspects of necessary knowledge for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, where young investors seek to develop their knowledge by trying to increase the sources of access to information so that they can comply with the requirements of constant change in the organizations they have, and thus the development of their institutions, where those institutions need knowledge to identify the changes occurring in each sector of production and service, whether local or foreign, which enables them to provide products or services on the level of high quality.They also must service work to develop and employ methods of conducting research targeting product, and management development of systems for promoting good products or services. Capturing knowledge can be through knowledge management by browsing of pages published by various organizations on the Internet and, recognizing everything new in the field of manufacturing or production used by various institutions, and therefore constantly developing products according to the needs of different categories of consumers.

  18. Rendering the social solidarity economy: exploring the case for a paradigm shift in the visibility of co operative and mutual enterprises in business education, research and policy-making

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    Ridley-Duff, Rory

    2016-01-01

    Theories of business are still dominated by a choice between social responsibility (altruistic communitarianism) and private business (neo-liberalism). From the start of the 1990s, this hegemony has been disrupted by research on voluntary action and social enterprise. By philosophically grounding the logics of three approaches to social enterprise, this paper explores evidence of a paradigm shift. The conclusion is drawn that there is no longer a defensible justification for rendering the soc...

  19. Investigation of Segregated Business Ethics Elements Influence on Results of Service Enterprises Activity Verslo etikos elementų įtakos paslaugų įmonės veiklos rezultatams analizė

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    Kristina Luebcke

    2011-01-01

    The article deals with interaction of segregated business ethics elements with service enterprises activity. To discover the interaction, business ethics has been differentiated to segregated elements and the influence of the segregated elements for main indexes of enterprises competitiveness discovered by corr...

  20. Research on Innovation Approaches of LED Enterprise Business Model%LE D照明企业商业模式创新路径研究

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    吴琨; 王梦瑶

    2013-01-01

    对商业模式的创新有助于我国LED照明企业把握新机遇,增强国际竞争力。对现有商业模式创新路径的研究进行梳理,针对我国LED照明企业目前存在的问题,以价值链和商业模式构成要素为切入点,从价值链、目标消费者需求、产品和服务、营销策略和战略方向五个方面提出了LED照明企业商业模式创新路径。LED照明企业可以根据自身情况,有选择、阶段性地建立起自己独特的商业模式,实现持续盈利。%Business model innovation helps LED enterprises in China grasp new opportunities and enhance their internation-al competitiveness.The study sorts out the current business model innovation route.In view of the existing problems in LED enterprises in China and starting with the value chain and the elements of business model,the business model innovation route for LED enterprises is proposed from the perspective of value chain,target consumer demand,products and services, marketing strategy and strategic direction.LED lighting companies may,in light of their actual situation,set up their own unique business model selectively and periodically to achieve profitable revenue growth.

  1. Data-Centric Enterprise Architecture

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    Zeinab Rajabi; Maryam Nooraei Abade

    2012-01-01

    Enterprises choose Enterprise Architecture (EA) solution, in order to overcome dynamic business challenges and in coordinate various enterprise elements. In this article, a solution is suggested for the Enterprise Architecture development. The solution focuses on architecture data in the Enterprise Architecture development process. Data-centric architecture approach is preferred product-centric architecture approach. We suggest using Enterprise Ontology (EO) as context for collecting architec...

  2. ESA: Enterprise Service Architecture

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    2010-01-01

    The Service oriented perspective is emerging as an important view both for business architecture and IT architecture in the overall context of enterprise architectures. Many existing enterprise architecture frameworks like DODAF, MODAF and NAF have lately been extended with service-oriented views. The UPDM UML Profile and Metamodel for DODAF and MODAF has thus included various service-oriented views. This thesis proposes a new enterprise architecture framework ESA Enterprise Service Arch...

  3. The influence of logistics integration on information sharing and business performance: The case of small and medium enterprises in South Africa

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    Richard Chinomona

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Logistics integration across partnering firms has become the backbone of supply chain management as it facilitates information sharing, which is required in order to enhance business performance. This study investigated the mediatory role of information sharing on the relationships between logistics integration and business performance within the small and medium enterprise (SME context. Five research hypotheses were postulated and the hypotheses were empirically tested using sample data from the SME sector in South Africa’s Gauteng Province. The results indicated that logistics integration positively influences information sharing and business performance in a significant way within the context of South African SMEs. Managerial implications of the findings are discussed, whilst limitations and future research directions are indicated.

  4. Causes of domination of individual enterprises in relation to other legal forms of business organizations in the Republic of Kosovo

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    Krasniqi, Armand

    2016-01-01

    Business associations in each country may be established and can operate under specific legal forms. They are established by two or more natural persons and/or legal entities that agree to achieve common business objectives through contributions to society, as defined in the act of incorporation or its statutes. Individual business (sole propretorship) is one of the simpliest forms of business activity, in which the owner of the leading business simultaneously. This form of business functions...

  5. ENHANCING THE SKILLS OF EMPLOYEE TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY AND GROWTH OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: A CASE STUDY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BHARAT PUMPS AND COMPRESSOR LIMITED (BPCL ALLAHABAD INDIA

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    Rajesh Kumar Shastri

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Managing successful business enterprise requires human resource skills. Human resource capital is soul of the organization; it is the term which is used to describe the formal system and used as a tool to maximize the productivity and effectiveness of the organization as well as describes the workforce capacity. The mission of employees working in the organization is to acquire, develop and retain talent; and be an excellent contributor to the business enterprises. The field of enterprise development is focused on improving the effectiveness of enterprise as well as the skills of the employees. Enterprises have become increasingly dependent on technical and professional skills of the employees. The increasing number of “technical” position has resulted in changing organizational goal and organizational restructuring; these changes include the need for more cognitive skills as well as greater interpersonal skills. For any organization to perpetuate itself, through growth, there is a basic need for developing its manpower resources. Training helps in the development of skills and also updates the knowledge of the employee. Especially in the rapidly changing society, employee training and development is not only an employee developing activity but also a source to utilize the resources of an organization efficiently, so that it can maintain a viable, knowledgeable workforce and achieve sustainability and growth of the enterprise. Workers’ productivity depends on their skills which help in attaining the growth. It is the magic elixir for the enterprise to sustain in changing environment, especially for ageing advanced economies. A case of Bharat Pump and Compressors Ltd is being used in this paper to explain that skills of employees helps in achieving the milestones of success, perpetual growth and sustainability with the objective to maximize their profits and minimize their risks. In the first section of the paper the necessity of HR skills

  6. 略论现代商业企业的伦理再造%Discussion on Ethical Reconstruction of Modern Business Enterprise

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    袁芳; 陈绪新

    2011-01-01

    The way out for an enterprise lies in the service,creative inventions and high moral ethics to benefit the mankind.So modern business enterprises should be ethically reconstructed to dialogue and cooperate with their customer and competitor genuinely and openly.Modern business enterprises should realize the interactive value with the nature and customer,and fulfill their own moral responsibility to care for the natural ecology and individual human life,so as to regain the confidence from customers.%企业应通过服务、富有创造性的发明和高尚道德伦理来为人类服务。因此,应该对现代商业企业进行反思,使其能够真正公开地与它的竞争对手和顾客进行对话、合作,在此基础上进行伦理再造。现代商业企业应该与自然和顾客实现价值的互动,实现企业出于自身的道德责任对自然生态的关怀、对人类个体生命的关爱,重新恢复顾客对现代商业企业的信心。

  7. The Impact of the Enterprise Resources Planning Systems on the Innovative Capabilities of the Organization: A Secondary Analysis of the Sectoral E-Business Watch Longitudinal Study 2002-2010

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    Erturk, Alper

    2012-01-01

    Companies constantly adapt to new business environments in order to be successful and stay relevant. Innovation is a vital source for a company to be competitive in the business environment. Innovations enable companies to develop and utilize new strategies, tools, and tactics as well as new products and services. Enterprise resource planning…

  8. Evaluation of the effect of using Information Technology Infrastructure for Business Process Reengineering in Small and Medium sized Enterprises of Kermanshah Province

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    Fakhraddin Maroofi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Business process reengineering is an approach to improving organizational performance that focuses on business processes and their efficiency. This paper provides a model interconnecting ICT adoption, ICT-enabled business process re-engineering (BPR, and performance with a balanced score card approach. A relevant literature review, which investigates critical indicators in ICT adoption and its impact on BPR is carried out. To this end, 9 hypotheses were made, research method is descriptive correlation and obviously based on structural equations (AMOS model, being an applied one in terms of its goal. Statistical population consisted of small and medium sized enterprises of Kermanshah province, sample were taken classifiably and observation related to the questionnaire and variables of each hypothesis's items on the scale of likkert were provided. This paper provides empirical evidence to examine how intra- and extra-organizational factors influence ICT adoption, how ICT shapes BPR, and business performance. These findings will be valuable in understanding various motivations of ICT adoption, and predicting outcome of business performance stemming from ICT-enabled BPR. This condition leads to a high resistance and finally the failure of the changes in corporation. The results showed that the adoption of information and communication technologies can improve business process reengineering.

  9. A comprehensive estimation method for enterprise capability

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    Tetiana Kuzhda; Natalia Kyrych

    2015-01-01

    In today’s highly competitive business world, the need for efficient enterprise capability management is greater than ever. As more enterprises begin to compete on a global scale, the effective use of enterprise capability will become imperative for them to improve their business activities. The definition of socio-economic capability of the enterprise has been given and the main components of enterprise capability have been pointed out. The comprehensive method to estimate enterprise capabil...

  10. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts - Volusia County Enterprise Zones

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — Florida's Enterprise Zone Program encourages economic growth and investment in distressed areas by offering tax advantages and incentives to businesses that are...

  11. CHOOSING THE COMPETITIVE FORMS OF MARKETING MANAGEMENT AS A PART OF ENTERPRISES AND INTEGRATED BUSINESS STRUCTURES STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION

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    А. Pylypenko; К. Berezovskyi

    2014-01-01

    The article is dedicated to theoretical substantiation and development of organizational and structural support for marketing management of an industrial enterprise that functions in a globalized economic environment. The content and components of the concept "a marketing management form" were defined. Marketing management forms as described in the article are characterised by the following features: peculiarities of work (selection, use and configuration) with an enterprise life cycle practi...

  12. Role and relevance of business incubators in ICT led global educational system: case for eco-enterprise village

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    Koshy, Perumal

    2010-01-01

    Following paper presents the case of Business Incubators (BIs) as future educational and learning centres. It explores the question of how feasible and relevant is this concept andt how they can be designed to deliver educational & training programmes that meet the requirement of knowledge economy by suitably preparing youth to face the challenges of the global market. Business Incubators are businesses aiming at nurturing and establishing other businesses. They are considered to be an excell...

  13. The Influence of the Business Tax Change to VAT of Small & Micro Enterprises%营改增对小微企业的影响研究

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    赵丹丹; 杨成文

    2014-01-01

    From January 1, 2012 business tax change to VAT, which brought opportunity to the development of small µ enterprises, at the same time, there emerges a lot of problems. This paper analyzes the potential problems many small micro enterprise facing: the tax rise, collection efficiency is low and the problem existing in the implementation process. Final-ly, the paper put forward related suggestions to further promote the development of small & micro enterprises.%从2012年1月1日营业税改征增值税试点以来,给小微企业的发展带来了契机,同时也出现了很多问题。本文分析了很多小微企业面临的税负不降反升、征管效率低以及实施过程中存在的潜在问题。最后,提出了进一步推进小微企业发展的相关建议。

  14. 中小企业商业模式创新路径的研究--以中小企业板企业为例%Research on Business Model Innovation Path of Small and Medium - sized Enterprises--- Based on the SME Board Enterprise

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    赵绘存

    2014-01-01

    The success of business model innovation depends on the right innovation path. This article analyzes listed cor-porations on the small and medium - sized enterprise broad,based on enterprise value chain and the key parts of enterprise operation,summarizes and refines the successful path of business model innovation of small and medium - sized enterpri-ses,in order to provide experience and reference for the development of small and medium - sized enterprises.%结合中小企业版上市公司样本,从价值链和商业模式构成要素的角度,立足于企业营运的各个环节,总结并提炼成功中小企业商业模式创新的路径,为中小企业发展提供经验借鉴。

  15. Accumulation and Circulation of the Knowledge Needed for Biotech Business Promotion by Engineers of R&D Section in an IT Enterprise: The Case of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Much research has been carried out on the accumulation and effective use of knowledge as a company-specific form of intellectual property. However, insufficient attention has been given to research focusing on the effects of micro-level knowledge absorption and its effective use. In this paper, we try to demonstrate what should be done in order to promote new biotech business from the perspective of each engineer’s knowledge, through a micro-level investigation focusing on the life science business section of one IT enterprise. Based on the results of a questionnaire survey of engineers, interviews of several engineers, and patent data analysis, we discuss the progress of the biotech business in an IT enterprise from the aspect of accumulation and circulation of knowledge in a core technology field, the IT business, and a technology field of new entry, the biotech business. This paper reports that the positive growth cycle of biotech business promotion in an IT enterprise, using Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. as a case, attained by incorporating the latest biotech knowledge from junior engineers and utilizing IT knowledge from middle engineers leads to the recruiting of qualified students.Keywords: accumulation and circulation of the knowledge, biotech business, open innovation, patent data analysis, questionnaire survey

  16. Business training markets for small enterprises in developing countries : what do we know so far about the potential?

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    Suzuki, Akiko

    2002-01-01

    Examines potential markets for "private training" or training services offered on a commercial basis. Discusses the role that private sector actors can play through Business Development Services (BDS).

  17. Developing Innovative Competences in an Emerging Business System: New Private Enterprises in Hangzhou’s Software Industry

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    M.J. Greeven (Mark); Z. Xiaodong (Zhao)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractWhat kind of innovative competences are credibly developed by private entrepreneurs in China’s transition economy? On the basis of original empirical fieldwork in 45 software enterprises in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, we propose a working theory of innovative competence development in a

  18. Application of Data Mining in the Customer Relationship Management of Electric Business Enterprises%数据挖掘在电商企业 CRM 中的应用

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    汪莹; 王光岐

    2014-01-01

    Firstly ,the connotation of data mining and the customer relationship management (CRM ) of electric business enterprises was expounded . Then , the role of data mining in the CRM of electricitybusiness enterprises was analyzed ,which include new customer acquisition ,customer segmentation ,cross marketing ,customer retention and customer profitability analysis .Next ,the architecture of the CRM of electric business enterprises based on data mining was constructed ,and the realization process of the CRM of electric business enterprises based on data mining was elaborated .Finally ,with the implementation of the CRM based on data mining in electricity business enterprises ,electricity business enterprises will gain benefits such as intelligence ,individuation ,integration and sharing .%首先,论文阐述数据挖掘与电商企业客户关系管理(CRM )的内涵,分析数据挖掘在电商企业CRM 中的作用,包括获取新客户、客户细分、交叉营销、客户保持、客户盈利能力分析。其次,构架基于数据挖掘的电商企业CRM 的体系结构,并阐述基于数据挖掘的电商企业CRM的实现过程。最后,分析基于数据挖掘的电商企业CRM 的实施,给电商企业带来智能化、个性化、集成化、共享化的好处。

  19. Assessment of Policies of Local Public Corporations to Improve Business Efficiency - The Case of Niigata Prefecture's Bureau of Public Enterprise Management Reform Program (Industrial Water Project and Electricity Project) - (Japanese)

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    KAINOU Kazunari

    2009-01-01

    With respect to the management of local public corporations, there are many problems, including a generally lower business efficiency compared with private companies and the constant dependence on subsidies from local governments. Meanwhile, local governments are implementing various measures to raise the business efficiency of public corporations to improve the current situation. In this paper, by using the Management Reform Program of the Niigata Bureau of Public Enterprise as a specific ca...

  20. Data-Centric Enterprise Architecture

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Enterprises choose Enterprise Architecture (EA solution, in order to overcome dynamic business challenges and in coordinate various enterprise elements. In this article, a solution is suggested for the Enterprise Architecture development. The solution focuses on architecture data in the Enterprise Architecture development process. Data-centric architecture approach is preferred product-centric architecture approach. We suggest using Enterprise Ontology (EO as context for collecting architecture data; Enterprise Ontology enhances quality of architecture data and lead to effective architecture results for decision-making. First, Enterprise is modeled using the ontology. Then how collecting Enterprise Architecture data based on the Enterprise Ontology is explained. Finally, the results and advantages of the solution are demonstrated.

  1. ADVANCES IN DECISION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FOR MANAGING LARGE-SCALE ENTERPRISES IN A VOLATILE WORLD: INTEGRATING BENEFITS, OPPORTUNITIES, COSTS AND RISKS (BOCR) WITH THE BUSINESS MOTIVATION MODEL (BMM)

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    Tom FEGLAR; Jason K.LEVY; Tatiana FEGLAR; Tomas FEGLAR,JR.

    2006-01-01

    Over the past few decades, innovations in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)have led to a significant increase in the complexity of enterprise information systems. This has led to new challenges for enterprise architects, systems engineers, business managers and other decision makers who must cope with the complexity of business plans and processes (particularly automated engineering processes). In order to better manage this complexity, the Business Rule Group (BRG) has put forth the Business Motivation Model (BMM). The original BMM uses a SWOT (Strength,Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat) decision analysis approach. However, the SWOT framework contains significant limitations with respect to decision making and ICT risks, hampering the decision making ability of enterprise architects, business managers, engineers, and other decision makers. The AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) and ANP (Analytic Network Process) are among the most widely used decision making tools: they commonly implement a Benefit - Opportunity - Cost - Risk (BOCR)analysis to improve the effectiveness of business decision making. A new approach is put forth that replaces the original SWOT assessment with an ANP-based BOCR analysis. As well, the original BMM is modified and applied in a Component Architecture Framework (CAF).

  2. Comparative analysis of enterprise architecture frameworks

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    Oblak, Danica

    2012-01-01

    Today's enterprises are facing a competitive power in the dynamically changing business environment. With increasing complexity of enterprise, enterprise architecture have become an important field. Creating an enterprise architecture can be complex task, so enterprise architecture framework were created to simplify the process and guide an architect through all areas of architecture development. This study concentrates on the comparative analysis of enterprise architecture frameworks. T...

  3. The role of human-at-work systems in business sustainability: perspectives based on expert and qualified production workers in a manufacturing enterprise.

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    Genaidy, Ash M; Rinder, Maria M; Sequeira, Reynold; A-Rehim, Amal

    2010-04-01

    A community of highly qualified employees is desirable for the workforce to become a competitive business advantage, improving and sustaining corporate health. Currently, the scientific literature is limited on information comparing the assessment of expert and qualified workers for the employee-work environment interface. Such information would be valuable for industrial managers to obtain and act on the different perspectives of its workers for business improvement and survivability. A primary objective of this study is to explore the perspectives of expert and qualified workers on the quality of the employee-work environment interface in a manufacturing enterprise. This investigation was performed in a production department in a small manufacturing enterprise. Two expert workers participated in the study, with each being in the company for 30 years and having performed all jobs in the production department as well as supervisory and line management responsibilities. A total of 13 qualified workers from day and night shifts were used in the study, with the great majority of workers possessing 10 or more years of on-the-job experience but not acquiring the same specialised knowledge required for operating the technological resources in the department. The work compatibility methodology was used to assess the quality of employee-work environment interface for both expert and qualified workers. Both expert and qualified workers provided similar trends in terms of their compatibility assessment of experienced and acting work domains. In general, the compatibility levels for the day shift were poorer than those obtained for the night shift for acting work domains. The similarities in assessment between the expert and qualified workers were much closer for factors impacting job performance at the task and immediate surrounding levels (i.e. physical and mental task content, physical environment). There were greater differences at the macro level, that is, at the process

  4. The Diversified Business Group as an Innovative Organizational Model for Large State-Enterprise Reform in China and Vietnam

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    Berhanu Abegaz

    2005-01-01

    The diversified business group (DBG) is a ubiquitous institution in developing economies. It is a formal inter-firm network that typically involves financial institutions, distributors and manufacturers. Groupwise diversification is viewed by some as a novel form of organizational innovation by entrepreneurial tycoons while others see it as an instrument for rent seeking. Inspired by Korean chaebols but chastened by Russian financial-industrial groups, China and Vietnam are creating business ...

  5. A Legal Perspective of E-Businesses and E-Marketing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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    Muneeb Iqbal; Atif Ali Khan; Oumair Naseer

    2013-01-01

    Electronic businesses are witnessing enormous growth as more and more people are switching to onlineplatforms. The widespread use of Internet has opened new channels to operate trade for many businesses.Also electronic marketing has become a proven channel of passing on the word to the customers. Legal andethical issues quickly become an area of concern. In this research recommendations are made toharmonize IT and Internet Laws. A novel approach is proposed to promote legal risk management cu...

  6. NEW BUSINESS IDEAS FOR A START-UP ENTERPRISE OF IMPORTED APPAREL : Young consumer behavior towards garment consumption in Finland

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    Huynh, Vi; Nguyen, Thi Nam Binh

    2012-01-01

    A main concept of this thesis is to invent a new business model for a start-up fashion company based on the research of young consumer behavior towards fashion apparel imported from Asian countries such as Vietnam and Korea. In this case, our target customers are those who are currently staying in Finland regardless of their nationality. Nowadays business model innovation will become even more important for success than product/service innovation. No matter what basis a company is goin...

  7. The role of business planning in small and medium-sized enterprises, within Absa Bank Limited / Lourens Johannes van Tonder

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    Van Tonder, Lourens Johannes

    2007-01-01

    The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report of 2006 revealed that since 2000 a total number of 24,920 business liquidations and 18,730 insolvencies amounted in South Africa. In a country where entrepreneurship holds the key to economic growth this is a worrying founding. Commercial banks are profit seeking and risk-averse institutions needing to be satisfied in respect of financial stability of SMEs that seek funding from these institutions. This study researches the role of business planning ...

  8. Management and Assessment of Logistics Enterprises Practicing Diversified Businesses%多元化经营的物流企业管理评价

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    刘亚彬; 罗伊玲

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, through factor analysis and grey correlation analysis, we diagnosed the series of problems to be encountered by logistics enterprises operating diversified businesses and pointed out the most urgent issues to be solved to overcome these problems.%通过因子分析与灰色关联度分析,诊断了物流企业多元化经营后面临的一系列问题,发现多元化经营物流企业面临的急需解决的问题是物流企业创新能力的培育、管理效率的提升、管理理念的革新以及短板效应的克服。

  9. Lightweight enterprise architectures

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    Theuerkorn, Fenix

    2004-01-01

    STATE OF ARCHITECTUREArchitectural ChaosRelation of Technology and Architecture The Many Faces of Architecture The Scope of Enterprise Architecture The Need for Enterprise ArchitectureThe History of Architecture The Current Environment Standardization Barriers The Need for Lightweight Architecture in the EnterpriseThe Cost of TechnologyThe Benefits of Enterprise Architecture The Domains of Architecture The Gap between Business and ITWhere Does LEA Fit? LEA's FrameworkFrameworks, Methodologies, and Approaches The Framework of LEATypes of Methodologies Types of ApproachesActual System Environmen

  10. 烟草商业企业物流成本管理初探%Discussion on Logistics Cost Management of Tobacco Business Enterprises

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    潘武兵

    2014-01-01

    物流成本是企业竞争力和管理水平的重要指标,烟草商业企业费用控制的重点是物流成本。文中从烟草物流成本管理的重要意义谈起,对目前烟草商业物流成本管理中存在的问题进行了具体分析,并提出加强物流成本管理、降低物流成本的有效途径。%Logistics cost is an important index of the competitiveness of enterprises and the level of management ,focus on the tobacco commercial enterprise cost control is the cost of logistics .This paper begins from the importance of tobacco logistics cost management , the tobacco business logistics cost management problems are analyzed , and puts forward the logistics cost management ,an effective way to reduce logistics cost .

  11. Upgrading the Core Competition Ability of Small and Medium Business Enterprise%提高中小流通企业核心竞争力论析

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    陈进德

    2012-01-01

    目前,国内中小流通企业面临着发展规模小、管理水平低等问题,要实现中小流通企业可持续发展,提高其核心竞争力已经势在必行。实践中,中小流通企业可通过促进企业信息化发展、完善战略化管理模式、实行差异化产品及服务战略等方式来实现提高核心竞争力这一目标,使其在竞争中处于优势地位,实现稳步发展。%At present, Chinese small and medium business enterprises face the following problems: small size in development, low level management. In order to make it sustainable development, it is necessary to up- grade the core competition abilities. In practice, by improving the informational development of enterprises, perfecting strategic management modes, product differentia and service strategy, core competition ability was upgraded and develops steadily.

  12. Research on State-owned Manufacturing Enterprises Procurement Business Process Reengineering%国有制造企业采购业务流程重组研究

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    方婧婧

    2012-01-01

    在经济全球化的背景下,国有制造企业面临着各方面的冲击和挑战,对改革采购流程方面的需求变得越来越紧迫。以国内某军用通信车制造企业为例,从流程、技术、员工、通信、组织结构五个方面对该企业的采购流程进行重组,得到优化后的企业采购流程和管理模式,以此提高企业的生产运作效率。%In the context of economic globalization,state-owned manufacturing enterprises facing all aspects of impact and challenges,and the demand for reform of the purchasing process has become increasingly urgent.With a military communication vehicle manufacturer as an example,we make a business process reengineering for the purchasing process of this enterprise from the five aspects of process,technology,staff,communication and organizational structure,and get an optimized purchasing process and management pattern,so it can improve the efficiency of production and operation.

  13. Solution to enterprise resource planning; ERP solution

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    Suzuki, M.; Okajima, E. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-10

    The environment around enterprises has greatly changed in sluggish Japanese economy since the bubble burst. To make the total enterprise activity efficient and speedy and to flexibly meet changes in enterprise environments and diversified customer needs, enterprises are planning to shift the existing methods to enterprise resource planning (ERP) as the infrastructure of strategic enterprise management. This paper describes the solution to ERP which is package software for the key system, the core of enterprise basic business, and also an application example, giving guideline for restructuring the basic business. (author)

  14. Perceived benefits from enterprise architecture

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    Plessius, Henk; Steenbergen, Marlies van; Slot, Raymond

    2014-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture has been developed in order to optimize the alignment between business needs and the (rapidly changing) possibilities of information technology. But do organizations indeed benefit from the application of Enterprise Architecture according to those who are in any way involved in architecture? To answer this question, a model has been developed (the Enterprise Architecture Value Framework) to organize the benefits of Enterprise Architecture. Based on this model, a survey...

  15. A Research on the Impact of Business Model on the Clothing and Textile Enterprise Performance%商业模式对服装纺织企业绩效的影响研究

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    王慧慧; 申丹虹

    2015-01-01

    Viewing from the perspective of the value chain theory,the paper studies the impact of business model on enterprise performance,and classifies the business models into value proposition,value creation and transform,and value realization. It selects 35 listed companies of China’s clothing and textile industry,and analyzes the impact of 11 different business models on the enterprise performance via the variance analysis and the principal component analysis. The results show that the differences between the different business models will have an impact on the enterprise performance,and the influence also varies in different index of the enterprise performance. According to the results of analysis,the paper aims to give some enlightenment in business model innovation for clothing and textile enterprises.%本文基于价值链的视角,研究商业模式对企业绩效的影响。将商业模式按照价值主张、价值创造与传递、价值实现三个维度进行分类,选取了服装纺织业的35家上市企业,采用方差分析法、主成分分析法对11种不同的商业模式对企业绩效的影响进行分析。结果显示,不同商业模式间的差异会对企业绩效产生影响,并且对企业绩效的不同方面影响程度不同,根据分析结果得出企业进行商业模式创新的一些启示。

  16. Enterprise Architecture Evaluation

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    Andersen, Peter; Carugati, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    By being holistically preoccupied with coherency among organizational elements such as organizational strategy, business needs and the IT functions role in supporting the business, enterprise architecture (EA) has grown to become a core competitive advantage. Though EA is a maturing research area...

  17. A Legal Perspective of E-Businesses and E-Marketing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs

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    Muneeb Iqbal

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Electronic businesses are witnessing enormous growth as more and more people are switching to onlineplatforms. The widespread use of Internet has opened new channels to operate trade for many businesses.Also electronic marketing has become a proven channel of passing on the word to the customers. Legal andethical issues quickly become an area of concern. In this research recommendations are made toharmonize IT and Internet Laws. A novel approach is proposed to promote legal risk management culturein organizations. It begins with revising current state of regulations surrounding eBusinesses andelectronic marketing. The proposed approach offers risk management by considering risk mitigationstrategy, educating people and use of information technology. Monitoring compliance requirements aremet by reviewing the latest changes in regulations and rewarding the employees who ensures the successfulimplementation of the strategy.

  18. Sustainable Enterprise Excellence

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    Edgeman, Rick; Williams, Joseph; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

    Sustainable Enterprise Excellence balances complementary and competing interests of key stakeholder segments, including society and the natural environment and increases the likelihood of superior and sustainable competitive positioning and hence long-term enterprise success that is defined by......, supply chain, customer-related, human capital, financial, marketplace, societal, and environmental performance. Sustainable Enterprise Excellence integrates ethical, efficient and effective (E3) enterprise governance with 3E (equity, ecology, economy) Triple Top Line strategy throughout enterprise...... culture and activities to produce Triple Bottom Line 3P (people, planet, profit) performance that are simultaneously pragmatic, innovative and supportive of R3 (Edgeman, 2013). Sustainable Enterprise Excellence (Edgeman & Eskildsen, 2013) or SEE is analogous to Business & Performance Excellence. The role...

  19. Trafficking in human beings as an enterprise: : Highlighting key questions about data shortage on the business side

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    Muraszkiewicz, J.; Watson, H; Wadwa, K.; de Hert, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Researchers and policymakers face a shortage of data on the business side of human trafficking. This inevitably leads to problems when trying to combat this crime. Questions such as: who is involved in trafficking, how do they operate, what is their relationship with organised crime groups (or other

  20. Scientifically-applied aspects of management process-oriented on industrial enterprises during realization of reengineering of business processes

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    L.M. Taranyuk

    2012-01-01

    In this article the questions of theoretical base of process-oriented management is considered, features of functional and process management are investigated, pre-conditions and problem moments of introduction of the process-oriented management are certain, applied aspects of introduction of process management on a production during realization reengineering business process are analyses.

  1. Scientifically-applied aspects of management process-oriented on industrial enterprises during realization of reengineering of business processes

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    L.M. Taranyuk

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In this article the questions of theoretical base of process-oriented management is considered, features of functional and process management are investigated, pre-conditions and problem moments of introduction of the process-oriented management are certain, applied aspects of introduction of process management on a production during realization reengineering business process are analyses.

  2. 我国企业应用商务智能的现状、挑战与对策研究%Analysis on Present Situation, Challenges and Countermeasures of Application of Business Intelligence in Chinese Enterprises

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    刘泽

    2012-01-01

    The development of information technique and demand of data requirements of enterprise improve the enterprises information to a stage of business intelligence. Nowadays, owing to lack of realization of the value and implementation conditions of business intelligence, Chinese enterprises indeed face lots of problems. Starting from the angle of application, this paper discusses the present situation, the challenges and the countermeasures of business intelligence in Chinese enterprises.%不断成熟的信息技术和企业的数据需求共同椎动企业信息化进入了商务智能阶段.目前,我国企业对商务智能的价值与实施条件还缺乏足够的认知,在商务智能的实施中遇到不少困难.从应用的角度,探讨了我国企业商务智能的现状、面临的挑战及应采取的对策.

  3. PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AGAINST THE ADVERSE IMPACT OF TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES: DILEMMAS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

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    Machoňová-Schellongová Ivana

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available There is no doubt about an impact of corporate and business operations on human rights, both positive and negative. Growing influence of corporations, power shift between business and states, as well as the complex nature of corporate governance and transnational operations require international regulations. International community undertook numerous initiatives, the most significant and recent being the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [2011], embraced by States, corporations and civil society as a “milestone“ in business and human rights agenda. While being a  useful comprehensive set of guidelines, Principles are lacking the legally binding force and any monitoring or complaints mechanism. Therefore, there are growing calls for a legally binding treaty to stipulate clearly human rights obligations of States/businesses vis-à-vis human rights and fill the protection gap for victims of corporate abuses. A newly established working group by the Human Rights Council has started to negotiate terms of reference of such a treaty in June 2015. However, meaningful negotiations are threatened by many factors, including the negative approach of US, EU and other developed States along with the corporate sector advocating for stronger implementation of Principles instead. This article aims to describe efforts of international community to prevent and eliminate a  negative impact of corporate activities on human rights. It shows different approaches and highlights some challenges and dilemmas. It concludes that parallel efforts should be undertaken - to implement the Principles and to negotiate an international treaty – in order to improve protection against an adverse impact of corporate operations on human rights. As for the Czech Republic, it is suggested to embark on the elaboration of the National Action Plan, thus providing for an opportunity to discuss implementation of the Principles among all the

  4. An introduction to enterprise modeling and simulation

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    Ostic, J.K.; Cannon, C.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Technology Modeling and Analysis Group

    1996-09-01

    As part of an ongoing effort to continuously improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of both industry and Department of Energy enterprises, Los Alamos National Laboratory is investigating various manufacturing and business enterprise simulation methods. A number of enterprise simulation software models are being developed to enable engineering analysis of enterprise activities. In this document the authors define the scope of enterprise modeling and simulation efforts, and review recent work in enterprise simulation at Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as at other industrial, academic, and research institutions. References of enterprise modeling and simulation methods and a glossary of enterprise-related terms are provided.

  5. 基于商业生态系统的企业战略新模型研究%Business Ecosystem Oriented New Model for Enterprise Strategic Management

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    李强; 揭筱纹

    2012-01-01

    The practical leading of traditional strategic management theory acts in a procrustean way in the business ecosystem of which the character is network economy, industry convergence. Focusing on the business ecosystem, the paper analyzes value attribute and connection attribute, and groups the value-attached strategy, value-shared strategy, value-balanced strategy, value-independent strategy and value-reciprocated strategy, reconstitutes framework of enterprise strategic management, and then broaden the horizons. Finally, the paper makes an empirical analysis on the listed companies of the Information Technology Business Ecosystem based on Staple Scale to demonstrate the theoretical framework, and quote typical cases.%在以产业融合和网络经济为特征的商业生态系统环境中,传统战略管理模式的实践导向削足适履.聚焦“商业生态系统”,剖析价值属性和联结属性,解构出价值依附型、价值共享型、价值平衡型、价值独享型和价值回报型战略模式.重构了战略模型,拓宽了新商业环境中战略管理视野.以信息技术商业生态系统上市公司为例,基于斯坦普尔量表验证该理论框架,并针对价值战略模型进行举证.

  6. Benefits of creating information security management system on the enterprise using 1C: enterprise and mathematical models

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    Sergey V. Razumnikov

    2011-01-01

    The article looks at the possibilities of 1C: Enterprise. Program was developed to account for business engineering enterprise with an integrated model. Was justified by the choice of this system for automation. Keywords: information system, business, accounting, model, automation.

  7. Bases de e-government y e-business dadas por un modelo de administración de proyectos según la teoría de enterprise engineering

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    Montejano, Germán Antonio; Pérez Cota, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    La Enterprise Engineering es una disciplina emergente para hacer frente a los desafíos (agilidad, adaptabilidad, etc.) y las oportunidades (nuevos mercados, nuevas tecnologías, etc.) que enfrentan las empresas actuales, incluyendo las instituciones comerciales, gubernamentales y sin fines de lucro [1], [2]. Para el caso que nos convoca: e-business, e-government. La Enterprise Engineering se basa en el paradigma de que estas empresas están estructuradas por sistemas diseñados con un propósi...

  8. EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AS A KEY TO SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE

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    Požgaj, Željka; Sertić, Hrvoje; Boban, Marija

    2007-01-01

    The role of enterprise information systems has recently changed from business support to business foundation and primary connection to the enterprise customers and partners. Implementation of such systems is more than difficult; they must efficiently support enterprise business processes and fulfill requirements from complex business domains. This paper deals with problems related to the enterprise information system implementation and proposes methodology that will proficiently support enhan...

  9. Towards a Framework for Enterprise Architecture Analytics

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    Schmidt, Rainer; Möhring, Michael; Zimmermann, Alfred; Wißotzki, Matthias; Sandkuhl, Kurt; Jugel, Dierk

    2014-01-01

    Current approaches for enterprise architecture lack analytical instruments for cyclic evaluations of business and system architectures in real business enterprise system environments. They are primarily model-driven and follow a top-down approach. Enterprise architecture uses semi-formal model created manually. In practice the resulting high effort often impedes the broad use of enterprise architecture methodologies. Furthermore, even if an architecture model is created in this way, the perma...

  10. INNOVATION OF ENTERPRISE VISION TOWARD SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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    Tjaša Štrukelj; Matjaž Mulej; Simona Sternad

    2012-01-01

    Businesses need new bases and methods taking in account new values, culture, ethics, and norms (VCEN) of humans, leading both humans and businesses to their own requisite holism. This covers also enterprise governance and management and their predisposition to (responsible) enterprise vision (and resulting enterprise policy) we studied. Thus we are researching the formation and development of enterprise vision, the period and wholeness of which are relative. In our discussion we originated in...

  11. The Place and Key success factors of Enterprise Resource Planing (ERP) in the New Paradigms of Business Management

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    Gunson, John; De Blasis, Jean-Paul

    2001-01-01

    This study examines the impact of ERP solutions on the paradigms of business and management. The objective is also to see the positioning of ERP today and its role in relation to new solutions and technology, notably Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Electronic Commerce in conjunction with ERP. In addition, critical success factors in the implementation of ERP projects are being identified with a special emphasis on management issues.

  12. Definition and Validation of a Business IT Alignment Method for Enterprise Governance Improvement in the Context of Processes Based Organizations

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    Feltus, Christophe; Michael, Petit; Georges, Ataya

    2008-01-01

    These days, it is remarkable to note the growing of interest in professional responsibility. Specifically, the responsibility a person commits to when he or she performs a task. Based on a review of research currently performed in the field of policy (from corporate to technical ones), we observe that the perception of responsibility has often been limited to a combination of rights and obligations. In addition, we are seeing a re-emergence in business (for example, in the financial sector...

  13. An association between market orientation and business performance: A case study of small medium enterprises in Sri Lanka

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    Ph. D. Balasundaram Nimalathasan

    2009-01-01

    In the globalized and highly competitive era of the present day business environment, firms are under constant pressure to build upon their skills and resources for developing distinctive competencies to withstand market challenges. Such competencies can be around either the lower delivered-cost-position or product differentiation. But building competencies around lower product costs and or product differentiation alone is not sufficient. “Market orientation” builds distinctive and sustainabl...

  14. Development Tendency of Enterprise: Eco-business%企业发展趋势——生态型企业

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    李沉碧

    2012-01-01

    Green production and marketing is no longer a revolution of marketing concept in simple sense, with deteriorating environment It has been related to the harmony and unity of interests of business, consumer, and environment. Through a systematic analysis of eoetype, this paper proposes to establish eco-business which can help China achieve sustainable development. So eco-business and which has a very important strategic significance.%面对环境不断恶化的今天,绿色生产、绿色营销已不再是一种简单意义上的市场营销观念的革命.它已涉及到企业、消费者、环境三者利益的和谐统一.通过对生态型进行系统地分析,提出了建立生态型企业的建议,这有助于我国可持续发展的实现,因而具有十分重要的战略意义.

  15. 平台企业商业模式的本质及特殊性%The Essence and Particularity of Platform Enterprise Business Model

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    王生金; 徐明

    2014-01-01

    商业模式研究命题的确立与平台企业在社会经济中的迅速崛起,引起了学术界对平台模式本质及特殊性的高度关注。模型化是目前学术界在平台模式研究中广泛采用的一种表达方法,但这种表达方法存在重要素罗列、轻关系建构的不足。鉴于此,文章利用扎根理论提取平台模式的24个核心要素,进而利用UCINET网络关系分析工具量化分析24个核心要素间的关系及重要性,建构包含基础模块、服务模块、交易模块、价值模块在内的平台模式架构模型。研究发现,作为商业模式的一种,应基于平台模式的价值逻辑本质、价值关系的复杂性、价值传递与价值分配在整个商业模式中的重要性以及价值逻辑各环节的分离特性,进行平台企业商业模式设计与创新。%The establishment of business model as a research proposition and platform enterprise’s rising in social economy attracts academic attention to the essence and particularity of the platform model. Modeling is a widely used way of expressing platform enterprise business model in current academic research,but this expression method is insufficient. To solve this problem,this research firstly uses grounded theory to extract 24 core elements of platform model,and then uses the networking system analysis tool UCINET to analyze quantitatively the relation between all these 24 core elements. A constructural platform business model is established accordingly,which including such four modules as basic module,service module,transaction module and value module. It is found that,the design and innovation of business model of platform enterprises should be based on the essence of value logic,the complexity of value relation,the importance of value delivering and distribution in the overall business model,and the separation of every section of value logic.

  16. Business Tax in China

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    RICHARD; HOFFMANN

    2009-01-01

    Business tax is a tax payable against turnover by all enterprises and individuals undertaking the following business activities:providing taxable services, including communication, transport, construction, finance and insurance, telecom, culture,

  17. Decision-making regarding restructuring in multinational enterprises.

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    Ghertman M

    1986-01-01

    ILO pub. Working paper, evaluation of three case studies of decision making regarding enterprise restructuring in multinational enterprises originating in Canada, the USA and Western Europe - examines the role of management attitude, business organization, capital resources and size of enterprise in determining subsidiary enterprise creation, enterprise takeover, plant shutdown, resource allocation, labour utilization, etc. Diagrams, organigrams, references, tables.

  18. Extended enterprise architecture with the FADEE

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    Goethals, Frank; Vandenbulcke, Jacques; Lemahieu, Wilfried; Snoeck, Monique; Cumps, Bjorn

    2004-01-01

    Business-to-Business integration (B2Bi) is considered to be not merely an IT-issue, but also a business problem. This paper draws attention to the challenges companies within an Extended Enterprise are confronted with when integrating their systems. We primarily pay attention to coordination problems that may arise. To overcome these problems we propose the use of Enterprise Architecture descriptions. We discuss the powers of using Enterprise Architecture descriptions in integration exercises...

  19. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AS LONG TERM SURVIVAL INSTRUMENT OF BUSINESS COMPANY

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    Silineviča, Irēna

    2009-01-01

    Theoretical aspects in Strategic management of small business enterprises is analysed. Research of small enterprise management in the Latgale region is performed with the aim to do an analyses of how small business enterprises, which have survived in economic crises conditions, use strategic management opportunities. Findings have clarified the main factors which influence business management in a changing business environment in small business companies.

  20. On the Systemic Enterprise Architecture Methodology (SEAM)

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    Wegmann, Alain

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents an original methodology for Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Architecture is the discipline whose purpose is to align more effectively the strategies of enterprises together with their processes and their resources (business and IT). Enterprise architecture is complex because it involves different types of practitioners with different goals and practices. Enterprise Architecture can be seen as an art; it is largely based on experience but does not have strong theoretica...

  1. BUSINESS RISKS EVOLVING BY ACCOUNTING OBJECTS

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    Вигівська, Ірина Миколаївна

    2016-01-01

    The article defines the types of business risks arising in the implementation of enterprise business. Established a list of objects accounting for which there are business risks. Outlined a number of business risks, which are reflected in accounting.

  2. A study on relationship between emotional intelligence components of sales managers from Goleman’s viewpoint and sales promotion activities in Iranian business enterprises

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    Kamal Ghalandari

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Winners of the future competition are managers who communicate their human resources in an effective and rewarding way. In this respect, emotional intelligence is an advanced form of focusing on humans in organizational environment and it is a new and suitable instrument for business managers and market theoreticians to direct and satisfy organizational employees and external customers. This paper investigates the relationship between emotional intelligence dimensions and components including self-awareness, self-management, self-motivation, social awareness and relation management and sales promotion activities in Iranian business enterprises. Present research was an applied one with respect to its purpose and a correlational descriptive-survey one with respect to data collection method. Statistical population of the study comprised of 534 managers operating at firms located at West Azarbaijan province in food industry. Among them 225 managers were selected using random sampling procedure based on Krejcie and Morgan’s table. Data on emotional intelligence variable were collected using Goleman’s Emotional Competence Inventory. In addition, sales promotion variable was evaluated using an author-developed questionnaire and reliabilities of these two scales were respectively 0.92 and 0.89. Given the normality of data according to Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Pearson’s correlation test was used to identify the type of relationship between variables and results suggested a direct significant relationship between all emotional intelligence components including self-awareness, self-management, self- motivation, social awareness and relation management and sales promotion activities at significance level of p ≤0.05.

  3. Formation of e-Enterprise; e-entapuraizu no keisei

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    Komatsu, S. [Nagoya Univ. of Commerce and Business Administration, Nagoya (Japan)

    2000-12-05

    In the first term of appearance of internet, it did not differ from ordinary issuances which customers read texts or see images. Internet is used as a novel business model (B-to-C) designed for the purpose of merchandising between enterprises and consumers. Following models for general consumers, B-to-B business between enterprises appeared. And now, enterprises called e-enterprise integrating B-to-B business models and B-to-C business appeared. While information technology is positioned for assistant support for enterprise activities, but now activities of enterprises itself transferred into cyber-space. (NEDO)

  4. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts, Polygon boundaries representing the geographic extent of Enterprise Zones. Businesses located in a Maryland Enterprise Zone may be eligible for income tax credits and real property tax credits in return for job creation and investments., Published in 2010, Smaller than 1:100000 scale, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts dataset, published at Smaller than 1:100000 scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of...

  5. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts, Polygon boundaries representing geographic extent of Enterprise Zone Focus Areas. Businesses in Baltimore City or Prince George's Co. Enterprise Zone Focus Areas may be eligible for Real Property, Personal Property or Income Tax Credits., Published in 2010, Smaller than 1:100000 scale, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts dataset, published at Smaller than 1:100000 scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of...

  6. Current Progresses and Future Directions of Research on Enterprises Business Transformation%企业业务转型研究现状与展望

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    徐伟青; 谢亚锋

    2011-01-01

    近年来,企业业务转型成为一个受众多学者关注的新研究领域.在梳理国内外关于企业业务转型研究文献的基础上,全面而系统地回顾和总结了企业业务转型的内涵、动因、类型、过程以及所面临的风险等方面的最新研究成果,并提出了该领域未来可研究的方向.%In recent years, enterprises business transformation (EBT) is becoming increasingly a new research area which attracts much attention. This paper, reviewing the domestic and foreign literatures on EBT, summarizes comprehensively and systematically the current progresses on the research of definition, motivation, mode, process, risk of EBT, and puts forward the new directions of future research.

  7. “营改增”对建筑安装企业的影响及建议%The Impact of"Replacing Business Tax with Value-added Tax" on Construction and Erection Enterprises and the Suggestions

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    李淑娟

    2014-01-01

    The implementation of "Replacing Business Tax with Value-added Tax" has improved China's tax system, optimized the structure of tax system, relieved the tax burden of enterprises, transformed the style of economic development, and meanwhile adjusted the economic structure, so it is the inevitable result of China's economic development. Starting from the impact of "Re-placing Business Tax with Value-added Tax" on construction and erection enterprises, this paper proposes the strategies to cope with the adverse impact of "Replacing Business Tax with Value-added Tax" on construction and erection enterprises as well as the suggestions on further value-added tax reform.%“营改增”的实施完善了我国的税务制度,优化了税制结构,减轻了企业的税收负担,转变了经济发展方式,同时也对经济结构进行了调整,是我国经济发展的必然结果。本文从“营改增”对建筑安装企业的影响出发,提出了应对“营改增”对建筑安装企业不利影响的策略及未来进一步增值税改革的建议。

  8. Enterprise Risk Management Models

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    Olson, David L

    2010-01-01

    Enterprise risk management has always been important. However, the events of the 21st Century have made it even more critical. The top level of business management became suspect after scandals at ENRON, WorldCom, and other business entities. Financially, many firms experienced difficulties from bubbles. The problems of interacting cultures demonstrated risk from terrorism as well, with numerous terrorist attacks, to include 9/11 in the U.S. Risks can arise in many facets of business. Businesses in fact exist to cope with risk in their area of specialization. Financial risk management has focu

  9. Agent-Oriented Enterprise Architecture: new approach for Enterprise Architecture

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    Babak Darvish Rouhani; Fatemeh Nikpay

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays, utilizing EA by enterprises with medium and long term goals causes improvement in their productivity and competitiveness. With respect to varied changes in enterprise's business activities and attitudes, flexibility in information systems of EA is a crucial factor. Agent's capacities in implementation of complex systems goal convince huge enterprises to use agent oriented architecture in their EA programs. Combination of EA and agent oriented architecture introduces a new attitude i...

  10. Business Model Build of Chinese Oil Enterprises on Mesoscopic Level%介观层面中国石油企业商业模式的构建

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    杨嵘; 郭黎星

    2012-01-01

    Both for the emerging high-tech industry and traditional business, the business model has become the basic content of the managemental decision-making. As the sustentacular enterprise in China, the national oil companies need to construct a business model which is very important for the stable development of the most national oil enterprise. In this paper, the author uses the theory ofmesoscopic business model to analyse the environment of the Chinese oil companies, confirm the interface, and construct the business model to help the companies finding the value of the enterprise and the method of defense the rivals.%无论对于高新技术企业还是传统企业,商业模式已成为企业管理决策的基本内容。石油企业是国民经济支柱性企业,构建中国特色的石油企业商业模式,成为保障石油企业稳定持续发展的重要组成部分。本文采用介观商业模式理论对中国石油企业进行环境分析、交互界面确定,并最终构建商业模式,帮助企业寻找挖掘价值的切入点和防御竞争对手的方法。

  11. Enterprise Modeling

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    Fox, Mark S.; Gruninger, Michael

    1998-01-01

    To remain competitive, enterprises must become increasingly agile and integrated across their functions. Enterprise models play a critical role in this integration, enabling better designs for enterprises, analysis of their performance, and management of their operations. This article motivates the need for enterprise models and introduces the concepts of generic and deductive enterprise models. It reviews research to date on enterprise modeling and considers in detail the Toronto virtual ent...

  12. Agent-Oriented Enterprise Architecture: new approach for Enterprise Architecture

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    Babak Darvish Rouhani

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, utilizing EA by enterprises with medium and long term goals causes improvement in their productivity and competitiveness. With respect to varied changes in enterprise's business activities and attitudes, flexibility in information systems of EA is a crucial factor. Agent's capacities in implementation of complex systems goal convince huge enterprises to use agent oriented architecture in their EA programs. Combination of EA and agent oriented architecture introduces a new attitude in order to make a better conditions for huge enterprises with complex information systems. This paper firstly enumerates the current problems of Enterprise Architecture, and then agent-oriented Enterprise Architecture is introduced as a comprehensive solution for eliminating mentioned defects deals raised. The main results of agent-oriented Enterprise Architecture includes: more flexibility in organizational change, reengineering organizational processes and comprehensive coverage of all activities of huge and complex organizations with no other lateral requirements.

  13. 13 CFR 107.710 - Requirement to finance smaller enterprises.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Requirement to finance smaller enterprises. 107.710 Section 107.710 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SMALL... Small Business for Sbic Financing § 107.710 Requirement to finance smaller enterprises. Your...

  14. Study on Business Secrets Protection during the Flow of Talents among High and New Technology Enterprises%高新企业人才流动中的商业秘密保护问题研究

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    2012-01-01

    高新企业知识密集、技术密集的特点决定了其人才具有较大的流动性.当前,高新企业人才流动中的商业秘密保护现状不容乐观,泄露商业秘密现象极为普遍.面对日益激烈的市场竞争,高新企业结合自身的特点,建立起科学、有效的商业秘密保护机制,协调好人才流动和商业秘密保护中的利益冲突显得尤其重要.%High - tech enterprise carries the features of knowledge - intensive and technology - intensive, which determines the high mobility of talents. Under such background, it is not optimistic to protect business secrets and the disclosure of business secrets is a common phenomenon. Facing increasingly fierce market competition, considering its own features , high - tech enterprise should establish a scientific and effective mechanism of business secret protection, and coordinate the conflicts of interest between the flow of talent and business secret protection.

  15. 家族企业传承期管理层调适对企业绩效的影响%The Influence of Management Adaptation on the Enterprise Performance in the Process of Family Business Succession

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    吴炯; 于红云

    2016-01-01

    Family business is the unity of the family system and enterprise system.In the family business intergeneration-al inheritance, enterprise system has influence on the enterprise performance.The paper studied the relationship between management changes and corporate performance in family business which has already inherited.The empirical study found that there is an inverted U-shaped relationship between management changes and corporate performance, that is, the en-terprise performance is better in this situation both exists heritage and changes, so this paper defined this situation as management adaptation;through empirical research this paper found that adaptation of management is more advantageous to successor maximizing the management resources.%家族企业是家族系统与企业系统的统一体, 企业系统在家族企业代际传承过程中对传承绩效存在影响. 通过对发生传承的上市家族企业传承期管理层调整与企业绩效的实证研究, 发现管理层调整与企业绩效之间存在倒U型关系, 即与其他情况相比, 既存在传承也存在变更情况的企业绩效比较好, 本文将这种情况的管理层调整定义为管理层调适; 实证研究表明, 管理层调适更有利于接班人实现对管理层资源的最大化调用.

  16. 传统中小型公路运输企业转型的商业模式研究%The Business Model Research on the Transition of Traditional Small and Medium-sized Road Transport Enterprises

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    詹奎

    2009-01-01

    With the development of social and economic, it becomes the unavoidable fact that the traditional small and medium-sized road transport enterprises changed their freight services for the the logistics services. And it is extremely im- portant for Chinese traditional small and medium-sized road transport enterprises to find a suitable business modle in their long-term development. This article makes research on the business model of domestic small and medium-sized road transport enterprises with theoretical knowledge of logistics on the basis of fieldwork. Finally arrived the successful business models for the transition of China's traditional small and medium-sized road transport enterprises.%随着社会和经济的发展,传统中小型公路运输企业变发展货运服务为发展物流服务已经成为不可回避的事实.而就中国传统中小型公路运输企业而言,在其长期发展的道路上,寻找一种适合企业自身发展的商业模式极为重要.文章以实地调研为依据,结合相关的物流理论知识对国内传统中小型公路运输企业的商业模式进行研究,最终提炼出各种适合我国传统中小型公路运输企业转型的商业模式.

  17. Workflow-Based Dynamic Enterprise Modeling

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    黄双喜; 范玉顺; 罗海滨; 林慧萍

    2002-01-01

    Traditional systems for enterprise modeling and business process control are often static and cannot adapt to the changing environment. This paper presents a workflow-based method to dynamically execute the enterprise model. This method gives an explicit representation of the business process logic and the relationships between the elements involved in the process. An execution-oriented integrated enterprise modeling system is proposed in combination with other enterprise views. The enterprise model can be established and executed dynamically in the actual environment due to the dynamic properties of the workflow model.

  18. 现代企业制度视阈下大学生创业法律意识的培养%Cultivation of college students'legal consciousness in business startup from perspective of modern enterprise system

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    汪琳

    2015-01-01

    The modern enterprise system has explicit or implicit requirements for the college students in their busi-ness startup process. The background of modern enterprise is market economy,and the basis of market economy is legal system. The degree of the students'legal consciousness,their ability of risk identification,and their ability of risk prevention and control are the critical factors that determine whether the students can be successful in their bus-iness startup. In view of the basic connotation and requirement of modern enterprise system,the paper illustrates the ways and necessity of cultivating the students'legal consciousness and risk consciousness in the entrepreneurship education,so that the students can be well prepared to deal with the possible legal and risk issues in their business startups.%现代企业制度对大学生创业行为提出明确或潜在的要求,现代企业制度的背景是市场经济,而市场经济就是法制经济,大学生创业相关法律意识的强弱、对法律风险识别、风险防控的预先安排及应对能力的高低,直接影响到大学生创业的成功与否.本文围绕现代企业制度的基本内涵与内在要求,结合大学生创业常见法律风险,阐述在创业教育中应注意培养创业者现代企业制度背景下,符合市场经济现实的法律意识及其基本的法律风险识别、防控与应对能力.

  19. Measuring Business Model Transformation

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    Di Valentin, Christina; Weiblen, Tobias; Pussep, Anton; Schief, Markus; Emrich, Andreas; Werth, Dirk; Loos, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Pressure amongst competitors combined with a rapidly changing economy drive enterprises to continuously adapt their current business models to prevail over competitors. Business models nowadays must be flexible enough to cope with external or internal changes and therefore should be managed and controlled dynamically. Hence, enterprises must be aware of the interconnections between the strategic level and the operational level of business processes for being able to adjust their current busin...

  20. Analysis the Effect of Replace Business Tax With Value-Added Tax(VAT) on Steel Structure Enterprises%营改增对钢结构企业影响分析

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    陈欣

    2015-01-01

    This paper first gives an overview of the business tax, value-added tax, business tax, value added tax and the meaning of the advantages and disadvantages were introduced, so as to avoid the tax disadvantage and promote economic development and launch the camp to the theme, describes the meaning and scope of the camp, the cause analysis, clear significance of the camp to add.The steel structure enterprise as an example, describes the camp to increase direct impact on steel structure enterprises, in-depth analysis of the camp to increase the impact of tax burden and financial manage-ment of steel structure enterprises, in order to avoid its negative effects and the smooth implementation of the camp to increase, respectively, puts forward the measures and proposals from the government.%首先对营业税、增值税的含义及优缺点进行简单介绍,进一步阐述了营改增的含义、范围及意义。在此基础上着重分析了营改增对钢结构企业纳税负担及财务方面的影响。

  1. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts, Enterprise District - Source: Indiana Department of Revuen, Published in unknown, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC), Indiana University.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of unknown....

  2. 财务信息质量对企业经营管理的影响%The Impact of Quality of Financial Information on Business Management of Enterprises

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    刘燕

    2014-01-01

    With the economic development, complex diversity of enterprises business activities and the expanding of competition scope, enterprises are facing increasingly pressure. To better adapt to the needs of social development, enterprises must improve the quality of financial information to strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises and management level.%随着经济的发展,企业经营活动的复杂多样化,竞争范围的扩大,企业面临的压力日趋增大,企业要更好的适应社会发展的需求,就必须通过提高财务信息质量来加强企业竞争力和管理水平。使“真实”“可靠”“完整”“高效”的财务信息为企业经营管理创造剩余价值,促进财务信息系统与企业经营管理系统良性循环。

  3. Mobile Web – Enterprise Application Advantages

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    Sanjeev Narayan Bal

    2013-01-01

    This paper enlightens the benefits offered by enabling web applications on Mobile devices and also addresses the current business challenges in developing Mobile Web applications. This paper is intended for all business domains irrespective of application portfolios. Mobile enterprise application platform solutions are the core technology offerings that enable mobile enterprise applications and are the basis for organizations that are building, deploying, and supporting mobile enterprise appl...

  4. Enterprise Architecture Design as an Engineering Discipline

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    Aier, Stephan; Kurpjuweit, Stephan; Saat, Jan; Winter, Robert

    2009-01-01

    Enterprise architecture can provide systematic support to organizational change, when requirements of respective stakeholders of business and IT are met. This article focuses on the design of enterprise architecture and proposes a business-to-IT approach that considers lessons from classical engineering disciplines. A framework for engineering driven enterprise architecture design is presented. Since such an approach creates specific requirements for tool support, an appropriate software impl...

  5. Definition of an Object-Oriented Modeling Language for Enterprise Architecture

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    Lê, Lam Son; Wegmann, Alain

    2005-01-01

    In enterprise architecture, the goal is to integrate business resources and IT resources in order to improve an enterprises competitiveness. In an enterprise architecture project, the development team usually constructs a model that represents the enterprise: the enterprise model. In this paper, we present a modeling language for building such enterprise models. Our enterprise models are hierarchical object-oriented representations of the enterprises. This paper presents the foundations of o...

  6. Modelling a Global EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Enterprise

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    Sekhar Chattopadhyay

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the applicability of enterprise architectures in the context of current business environment by examining the application of Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture to WorleyParsons, a global engineering, procurement and construction management enterprise, under the backdrop of a similar study carried out on Fluor Daniel during mid-nineties of the last century. The outcome of this study recommends the need for new enterprise architecture, the People-Centric Enterprise Architecture that not only focuses on human dimension in modern enterprises as the central thread, but also includes more business characteristics of the enterprise other than engineerings.

  7. 企业内信任状况与经营绩效:一项基于房地产开发企业问卷调查的计量分析%Enterprise Internal Trust Status and Business Performance:An Analysis of a Questionnaire About Real Estate Development Enterprise

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    孙斌艺

    2014-01-01

    Enterprise internal trust status will influence the willingness and motivation of the employees'coop-eration ,and will be further displayed in business performance .With surveys and questionnaires and measurement and analysis ,the study finds that for the real estate development enterprises the policy transparency ,justice in deal-ing with employee affairs ,fairness in handling salary promotion ,harmony of enterprise culture are all positively cor-related to the level of enterprise internal trust ,and that the openness of decision-making ,the degree of employee participation in decision-making ,the level of disagreement between superior and subordinate ,the status of employee conflict are negatively correlated to enterprise internal trust .With the net profit rate as measurement index for eval-uating the real estate development enterprises'business performance ,regression study has shown that enterprise in-ternal trust is closely related to profit-making .%企业内信任状况影响了内部员工相互协作的意愿和动机,进而体现到企业的经营绩效之中。通过问卷调研获得的数据进行计量分析,发现房地产开发企业的政策透明度、企业处理员工业务问题的公平度和处理薪酬提升问题的公平度、企业文化的和谐度都与企业内信任水平呈显著的正相关关系,与决策的公开度、员工参与决策程度、上下级间意见不一致程度、员工间冲突程度呈一定的负相关关系。以房地产开发企业近三年的净利润率作为经营绩效的衡量指标,回归结果显示出其与企业内信任状况呈现较强的统计显著性。

  8. The Impacts of Business Support Services for Small and Medium Enterprises on Firm Performance in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES OF THE REVIEW Business support interventions in low and middle-income countries (LMICs direct a large amount of resources to SMEs, with the assumption that institutional constraints impede small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs from generating profits and employment at the firm level, which in turn is thought to impede economic growth and poverty reduction. Yet despite this abundance of resources, very little is known about the impact of such interventions. To address this gap, this systematic review analyses evaluations of SME support services in LMICs to help inform policy debates pertaining to SMEs and business support services. This review examines the available evidence on the effects of SME support services in LMICs on firm-level performance indicators (such as revenues, profits, and productivity, employment generation, and labour productivity. METHODS We systematically searched for available literature. To identify relevant papers for this review, we conducted electronic searches on key platforms; snowball sampling of references from relevant papers and book chapters, and suggestions from recognized experts in the field. We focused on LMICs as defined by the World Bank classifications, and on evidence published since the year 2000, so as to include more sophisticated evaluation techniques. The references retrieved for this review are up-to-date as of December 2014. We included studies that evaluated the effectiveness of business support services on firm level outcomes of SMEs in low- and middle-income countries. We defined SMEs as firms with between two and 250 employees, but also included studies that used annual revenue to classify firms as SMEs instead of employee count. We examined interventions involving tax simplification, exports and access to external markets; support for innovation policies; support to local production systems; training and technical assistance, and SME financing and credit guarantee

  9. Enterprise Networking Web Sites and Organizational Communication in Australia

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    Zhang, Allee M.; Zhu, Yunxia; Hildebrandt, Herbert

    2009-01-01

    This article aims to report initial findings about networking in organizational settings in Australia through the use of enterprise social software. According to Gray and Honick (2008), enterprise social software (also known as Enterprise 2.0) is a term describing social software used in businesses and enterprises. It includes such tools as…

  10. A model-based evaluation system of enterprise

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    Yan Junwei; Ye Yang; Wang Jian

    2005-01-01

    This paper analyses the architecture of enterprise modeling, proposesindicator selection principles and indicator decomposition methods, examines the approaches to the evaluation of enterprise modeling and designs an evaluation model of AHP. Then a model-based evaluation system of enterprise is presented toeffectively evaluate the business model in the framework of enterprise modeling.

  11. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts, Enterprise Zones (EZ) are areas defined by the Department of Economic Development (LDED) for the purpose of encouraging economic growth by offering tax credits and incentives to businesses locating or expanding in designated enterprise zone areas., Published in 2005, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Louisiana State University.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale as of 2005. It is described as 'Enterprise Zones (EZ) are areas...

  12. Toward nuclear recycle business enterprise

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    Radioactive materials and their handling at nuclear and radiation facilities are generally under regulatory control. Even for the radioactive materials generated from nuclear facilities, if their quantities are small enough compared with the natural radiation level, it is rational to exempt those materials from regulation as 'not required to be treated as radioactive materials, because their risk for the general public can be neglected.' IAEA has supported such principle, and exemption of radioactive materials having been regulated is called 'clearance'. Materials not subject to regulation by clearance can be treated as ordinary articles or wastes without paying a special attention to radiation protection. The report briefly overviews clearance regulation in Japan, present status of rulemaking for clearance, and regulatory agencies in Japan. (S.Ohno)

  13. A Model for Enterprise Sourcing Strategy Evaluation

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    CHEN, Xiaojie

    2014-01-01

    Enterprise sourcing strategies are becoming important with respect to the globalized world and the constantly changing international market. As short-term strategies, most of the enterprises are trying to outsource non-core business functions, which may also require expert knowledge. However, a difficulty to determine non-core business exists. The purpose of this study is to propose and develop a new business sourcing model in an established firm. Companies are searching for complex channels to ...

  14. A comprehensive estimation method for enterprise capability

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    Full Text Available In today’s highly competitive business world, the need for efficient enterprise capability management is greater than ever. As more enterprises begin to compete on a global scale, the effective use of enterprise capability will become imperative for them to improve their business activities. The definition of socio-economic capability of the enterprise has been given and the main components of enterprise capability have been pointed out. The comprehensive method to estimate enterprise capability that takes into account both social and economic components has been offered. The methodical approach concerning integrated estimation of the enterprise capability has been developed. Novelty deals with the inclusion of summary measure of the social component of enterprise capability to define the integrated index of enterprise capability. The practical significance of methodological approach is that the method allows assessing the enterprise capability comprehensively through combining two kinds of estimates – social and economic and converts them into a single integrated indicator. It provides a comprehensive approach to socio-economic estimation of enterprise capability, sets a formal basis for making decisions and helps allocate enterprise resources reasonably. Practical implementation of this method will affect the current condition and trends of the enterprise, help to make forecasts and plans for its development and capability efficient use.

  15. Business Choice of Enterprises' Diversification

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    QinZheng; ZouJianjun; ChenShou

    2005-01-01

    The strategy of diversification has become an important approach to enterprise development A successful diversification strategy depends mainly on the correct business choice. Before choosing a new business, we must identify the core competeneies of the enterprise and research the attraction and criticai success factors of the target business. Then we should make sure whether the core competencies match the critical success factors or not.The new business should be useful for cuitivating sustainable competitive advantage.

  16. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts, Commerce Regions, Published in unknown, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC), Indiana University.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of unknown....

  17. Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Districts, Economic Develoment Boundary, Published in unknown, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC), Indiana University.

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  18. Developing a Framework For Managing Knowledge in Enterprises.

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    du Toit, Adeline

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the strategic management of knowledge assets for competitive advantage in enterprises. Presents an integrative, systematic approach that can be followed in order to improve the business value of the knowledge assets of an enterprise. (Author/AEF)

  19. Barriers, determinants and enablers of market orientation :|bimpact on business performance for small to medium enterprises in South Africa / Jobo Dubihlela

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    Dubihlela, Jobo

    2012-01-01

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are recognised as important for the economic success of countries all over the world because of their contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP), to innovation, to export revenue, to the provision of goods and services to society and large enterprises, to social stability, to employment creation, and to the improvement of economic welfare. These organisations operate within an economic environment characterised by volatility, highly demanding dynamism...

  20. An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Business Strategy and Performance of Transnational Enterprises-A case study of multinational enterprises in SIP%跨国企业经营战略与企业绩效关系的实证研究--以入驻苏州工业园区跨国企业为例

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    邓高

    2014-01-01

    跨国企业经营战略与经营绩效的关系是战略管理研究的重要课题之一。作为发展中国家,中国多年来已吸引数十万家跨国企业在各地设立分公司。这些跨国企业的经营状况备受政府、研究机构、境外投资者和企业自身的关注。研究从入驻苏州工业园区的跨国企业中随机抽取了120家企业作为样本进行问卷调查。利用描述性统计和回归分析的方法对跨国企业的探索型、防御型、分析型三种战略与企业量性及质性经营绩效之间的关系进行了实证检验,从而为跨国企业制定有效的经营战略提供了建议。%The relationship between business strategy and business performance is one of important topics in strategic management research.China, a developing country, has attracted hundreds of thousands of multina-tional enterprises to set up branches.Operating status of these multinational companies attracts attention from government, research institutions, foreign investors and enterprises themselves.In this research, 120 multina-tional enterprises were randomly selected as samples, which invested in Suzhou Industrial Park.The descriptive statistics and regression analysis were used to exam the existence of the close relationship between the protector strategy, defender strategy, analysis strategy and quantity and quality performance of multinational enterprises, in order to provide the suggestions for multinational enterprises to formulate effective business strategy.

  1. Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles Queuing Models to the Rescue

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    Grinshpan, Leonid

    2012-01-01

    A groundbreaking scientific approach to solving enterprise applications performance problems Enterprise applications are the information backbone of today's corporations, supporting vital business functions such as operational management, supply chain maintenance, customer relationship administration, business intelligence, accounting, procurement logistics, and more. Acceptable performance of enterprise applications is critical for a company's day-to-day operations as well as for its profitability. Unfortunately, troubleshooting poorly performing enterprise applications has traditionally

  2. The 2008 European e-Business Readiness Index

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    Tarantola, Stefano; Castaings, William

    2009-01-01

    This report shows the scores of the 2008 e-business readiness index for European enterprises. The 2008 e-business readiness index, evaluated using data from the 2007 ICT enterprise survey carried out by Eurostat, is a useful mechanism for comparing e-business adoption and use by firms in the various European countries. The e-business readiness index measures the ICT adoption by enterprises using 6 indicators and measures ICT use by enterprises using another 6 indicators. The report describes...

  3. 浅谈营改增对企业的影响及企业的对策%On the Effect of Replacing Business Tax with Value-added Tax(VAT) on the Enterprises and the Countermeasures

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    黄进敏

    2014-01-01

    In order to reform and perfect the tax system, promote the upgrading of the industrial structure, China began to gradually develop business tax levy value-added tax reform in the industry in the country. To replace business tax with value-added tax (VAT) policy brings great impact to the reform of the industry enterprises, and these effects have both positive influence and negative influence. This paper analyzed the positive effect and negative effect on the enterprise, and proposed some countermeasures.%为了改革与完善财税体制,促进产业结构升级,国家开始在全国部分行业中逐步开展营业税改征增值税改革。营改增政策给改革所处行业企业带来很大影响,这些影响既有积极影响,又有消极的影响。本文对营改增政策给企业带来的积极影响和消极影响进行分析,并提出一些对策。

  4. Comunicación Empresarial en las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (PYMES: Percepción, Conocimiento y Actitud/Business Communication in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs: Perception, Knowledge and Attitude

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    Pedro Pablo Marín Dueñas

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La actividad actual de las empresas se enmarca en un ambiente competitivo en el que para poder sobrevivir y crecer en el entorno empresarial, es necesario fomentar e impulsar su Comunicación. Y por su importancia para las economías nacionales, las pequeñas y medianas empresas no se pueden permitir olvidar estas actividades, claves en el desarrollo empresarial. Este trabajo presenta los principales resultados de una investigación que analiza la importancia que las PYMES conceden a la comunicación en sus estrategias empresariales. A partir de una metodología de investigación cuantitativa basada en la técnica del cuestionario, se podrá comprobar como las PYMES son conscientes de la importancia que el desarrollo de estrategias comunicativas puede tener para su crecimiento. The business operates in a competitive environment in which to survive and grow in the business environment, it is necessary to encourage and promote the communication. Small and medium enterprises, key players in national economies, cannot forget develop these activities, important for business development. This paper presents the main results of a study that analyzes the importance of SMEs granted to communication in their business strategies. From a quantitative research methodology based on the questionnaire technique, you can see how SMEs are aware of this importance, breaking with the traditional perspective that understands that the development of communication strategies is not important to them for SMEs.

  5. Progress in virtual enterprise risk controlling in a complicated information system

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a strategy to optimize and integrate enterprise business based on the core operation of the business. More and more enterprises selected this strategy in order to efficiently implement their own business accompanied by the trend of globalizing economy and information technology.

  6. MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS RISKS

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    BAZARBAY A.

    2015-01-01

    The article presents methodological ideas concerning the problem of risk management. Special attention is paid to increasing of enterprises' operating efficiency by means of risk-management system development in business organizations.

  7. Sistemas integrados de gestão ERP em pequenas empresas: um confronto entre o referencial teórico e a prática empresarial The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP in small businesses: facing theoretical references and the business world

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    Juliana Veiga Mendes

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, os sistemas integrados de gestão, ou ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning , passaram a ser largamente utilizados pelas empresas. Eles são apresentados como "solução" para a maioria dos problemas empresariais. São sistemas genéricos capazes de integrar todas as informações que fluem pela empresa por intermédio de uma base de dados única. A literatura sobre o assunto apresenta uma série de resultados positivos e benefícios a serem obtidos com a adoção desses sistemas. Porém, as dificuldades a serem enfrentadas e a profundidade das mudanças a serem realizadas para a obtenção dos benefícios não são tão claras para as empresas, principalmente para as de pequeno porte, que não possuem tantos recursos para investimento em tecnologia. Este artigo tem por objetivo relatar o resultado de uma pesquisa sobre a adoção de sistemas integrados de gestão, ou ERP, por pequenas empresas, confrontando o referencial teórico e a prática empresarial.In the last years, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP is being largely used by enterprises. They are presented as "the solution" for the enterprise's problems. They are generic systems able to integrate all the enterprise's informations through a single data base. The literature about this subject presents a series of positive results and benefits a firm could obtain with the systems' adoption. But the difficulties the enterprises face and the deep of changes to be realized for the achievement of the benefits are not clear to the firms, specially for the small businesses which do not have many resources to invest in technology. This paper has the objective to describe the result of a research on the adoption of ERP, by small business, opposing theoretical references and the enterprise practices.

  8. 企业风险传导的关联耦合效应研究--基于业务关联的视角%Research on the Linkage of Enterprise Risk Conduction:A Perspective of Business Association

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    王建秀; 林汉川; 王玉燕

    2015-01-01

    Based on 279 small and medium-sized enterprises which have full financial data over 2005~2010 years in the SME board in Shenzhen stock exchange, we analyze the linkage of enterprise risk conduction which is driven by the linkage and interactivity between the business units.The empirical results show that various categories of risk attached to different business units have linkage coupling effect.Therefore, we can control enterprise risk ef-fectively by determining the risk coupling relationship between risk flows, reducing the synchronism of risk factors which have strong coupling effect, and eliminating the coupling effect between different risks.%所选样本来自深圳证券交易所中小企业板块,通过分析整理,筛选出2005~2010年财务数据较全的279家企业,对中小企业业务单元之间的功能关联所引发的企业风险传导联动耦合性进行了实证分析。结果表明,企业组织体系内业务单元之间的关联性导致附着于其上的风险流具有联动耦合效应。准确确定各个业务单元的相关性可深入理解风险流之间的耦合关系,降低强耦合效应的风险因子的同步性,并消除风险的耦合效应,从而有效控制企业风险。

  9. 基于核心企业的食品供应链社会责任管理分析%Study on CSR Management of Food Supply Chain Based on Core Business Enterprise

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    李保京; 姜启军

    2013-01-01

    从核心企业的角度探讨食品供应链社会责任管理问题。从层次模型概述了食品企业社会责任的内涵和食品供应链社会责任的特征,分析了核心企业在供应链管理中的中心地位。无论是从社会责任缺失原因,还是核心企业与供应商的关系,以及食品供应链的风险传导方面来看,核心企业与链上成员企业共同履行社会责任是提高整个链条企业社会责任水平的关键。从企业文化和信息共享的角度构建了以核心企业为中心的食品供应链企业社会责任约束传递机制,分析了核心企业在整个约束传递机制中的角色和行为。核心企业可以通过培养供应商积极履行社会责任的意识,减轻供应商履行社会责任的成本压力,强化对供应商的企业社会责任监督等措施使供应商参与到供应链社会责任管理中来,促进食品供应链的可持续发展。%This article explored the Corporate Social Responsibility of the food supply chain management in terms of core business enterprise. It outlined the content of Corporate Social Responsibility in food industry from the layer model and the characteristics of Corporate Social Responsibility in the food supply chain, analyzed the key role of core business enterprise in food supply chain management. It was the key to improve the management of Corporate Social Responsibility in the whole chain that the core business enterprise and the other members of the chain to implement social responsibility together. It set up the constraint and delivering mechanism from the point of the corporate culture and the information sharing, and illustrated the role and conducts of core business enterprise. To promote the sustainable development of food supply chain, the core business enterprise should develop suppliers’active consciousness of social responsibility actively, ease their cost pressure and enhance the supervise to suppliers

  10. Modelling a Global EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) Enterprise

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    Sekhar Chattopadhyay; John P.T. Mo

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the applicability of enterprise architectures in the context of current business environment by examining the application of Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture to WorleyParsons, a global engineering, procurement and construction management enterprise, under the backdrop of a similar study carried out on Fluor Daniel during mid-nineties of the last century. The outcome of this study recommends the need for new enterprise architecture, the People-Centric Enterprise...

  11. Risk in Enterprise Cloud Computing: Re-Evaluated

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    Funmilayo, Bolonduro, R.

    2016-01-01

    A quantitative study was conducted to get the perspectives of IT experts about risks in enterprise cloud computing. In businesses, these IT experts are often not in positions to prioritize business needs. The business experts commonly known as business managers mostly determine an organization's business needs. Even if an IT expert classified a…

  12. THE ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEM AND RISK MANAGEMENT

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    Carmen Radut

    2009-01-01

    The yield of enterprise can be accretion by integrating systems to business partners to create highest competitive advantage in the time of run. System integration can be done by adopting the e-commerce technology and Business-to-Business models that will

  13. 企业生态位视角的商业生态系统稳定性研究%The Research on the Stability of Business Ecosystem in the Perspective of Enterprise Niche

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    顾力刚; 蓝莹; 谢莉

    2016-01-01

    本文在利用生态位理论对商业生态系统的稳定性进行理论分析的基础上,构建了企业生态位模型。以我国××整车生产企业的商业生态系统为对象,通过计算、分析供应商的企业生态位宽度和企业生态位重叠度对商业生态系统的稳定性进行了实证研究。结果表明,该商业生态系统中供应商之间企业生态位的分离、部分重叠、完全重叠的状况并存。整车生产企业作为商业生态系统的构建者与领导者,可通过有效的策略调整供应商之间企业生态位的宽度和重叠度来促进供应商之间的竞争与合作,保持商业生态系统的稳定与发展。%〔Abstract〕 Based on using the niche theory to theoretically analyze the stability of the business ecosystem , the paper builds the en-terprise niche model . Taking the business ecosystem of × × complete vehicle manufacturer as research object , the empirical research on the stability of the business ecosystem is carried out by calculating and analyzing the ecological niche breadth and niche overlap of the sup-plier . The conclusion indicates that the separation , partially overlap and completely overlap of enterprise niches between the suppliers all exist in the business ecosystem of × × . As the builder and leader of the business ecosystem , the complete vehicle manufacturer can pro-mote competition and cooperation between suppliers through effective strategies to adjust the ecological niche breadth and niche overlap be-tween suppliers and keep the stability and development of the business ecosystem .

  14. Business Intelligence Approaches

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    Mihaela MUNTEAN

    2012-01-01

    Business Intelligence (BI) is unanimous considered the art of gaining business advantage from data; therefore BI systems and infrastructures must integrate disparate data sources into a single coherent framework for real-time reporting and detailed analysis within the extended enterprise. Also the solution to a business problem is a process that includes business intelligence, BI, by itself, is rarely the complete solution to the problem. Therefore, BI tools must understand the process and ho...

  15. Business Plan SMEs

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    Oppolzerová, Eva

    2009-01-01

    The study presents a business plan for a firm which offers fishing services. The study consist of a theoretical part and a practical part. In the theoretical section the small and medium enterprises are specified, especially the family business and there are characteristics of the form, structure and terms of the business plan. The practical section focuses on elaboration of the business plan for the particular firm. It includes description of all activities, market analysis, financial plan, ...

  16. Six Sigma Driven Enterprise Model Transformation

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    Raymond Vella

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Enterprise architecture methods provide a structured system to understand enterprise activities. However, existing enterprise modelling methodologies take static views of the enterprise and do not naturally lead to a path of improvement during enterprise model transformation. This paper discusses the need for a methodology to facilitate changes for improvement in an enterprise. The six sigma methodology is proposed as the tool to facilitate progressive and continual Enterprise Model Transformation to allow businesses to adapt to meet increased customer expectation and global competition. An alignment of six sigma with phases of GERAM life cycle is described with inclusion of Critical-To-Satisfaction (CTS requirements. The synergies of combining the two methodologies are presented in an effort to provide a more culturally embedded framework for Enterprise Model Transformation that builds on the success of six sigma.

  17. The Business Case for Sustainability : An Investigation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the House Building Construction Sector in the UK and Sweden

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    Mallick, Pravin; Branagan, Victor; Mayer, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    This research explores the business case for sustainability as experienced by small and medium sized, house building construction companies in the UK and Sweden. The authors investigate what benefits, if any, these businesses have gained from adopting environmental and socially responsible business practices. The authors also set out to understand the barriers and drivers influencing the companies in respect of sustainability. The purpose of the thesis was to help sustainability practitioners...

  18. Evaluation of the effect of using Information Technology Infrastructure for Business Process Reengineering in Small and Medium sized Enterprises of Kermanshah Province

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    Fakhraddin Maroofi; Fatemeh Kahrarian; Marzieh Dehghani

    2013-01-01

    Business process reengineering is an approach to improving organizational performance that focuses on business processes and their efficiency. This paper provides a model interconnecting ICT adoption, ICT-enabled business process re-engineering (BPR), and performance with a balanced score card approach. A relevant literature review, which investigates critical indicators in ICT adoption and its impact on BPR is carried out. To this end, 9 hypotheses were made, research method is descriptive c...

  19. Implications of cross-cultural communication in business : A study of Swedish small enterprise “ImseVimse” and its international distributors and retailers

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    Kvantaliani, Maka; Klimina, Olga

    2011-01-01

    In times of rapid economic development and internationalization of business, effective cross-cultural communication among managers remains a challenge. This thesis aims to research and analyze cross-cultural communication in business context based on qualitative case study of a small Swedish company and its international business partners. Previous research has focused on differences and similarities in people’s behaviour and ways of communication based on their cultural background. Through i...

  20. Modelling enterprise co-opetition

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    Stein, Harald David

    2011-01-01

    In the recent years co-opetition has emerged as a new theoretical concept, emphasizing the concurrency of competition and cooperation in business rela-tionships. It is considered as an integrative bridge between older contributions which one-sidedly emphasize either competition or cooperation. However, the co-opetition theory is barely applicable for problems of relationships between enterprises because of structural and methodical flaws. Therefore a framework for the modelling of enterprise ...

  1. Classifying Enterprise Architecture Analysis Approaches

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    Buckl, Sabine; Matthes, Florian; Schweda, Christian M.

    Enterprise architecture (EA) management forms a commonly accepted means to enhance the alignment of business and IT, and to support the managed evolution of the enterprise. One major challenge of EA management is to provide decision support by analyzing as-is states of the architecture as well as assessing planned future states. Thus, different kinds of analysis regarding the EA exist, each relying on certain conditions and demands for models, methods, and techniques.

  2. India Social Enterprise Landscape Report

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    Asian Development Bank

    2012-01-01

    Social enterprises hold the potential to make India’s spectacular growth story work better for its poor citizens. India’s rapidly growing economy has not managed to alleviate extreme poverty, which encompasses nearly half the country’s population. Reasons for this situation include inadequate infrastructure, unreliable state delivery of affordable education and health services, and resource limitations. By employing innovative business models, social enterprises are addressing India’s vast de...

  3. An investigation of residential-based business as an alternative for small- and medium-sized enterprises / by Molebaleso Lydia Ntshingila

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    Ntshingila, Molebaleso Lydia

    2004-01-01

    Home-based and residential-based businesses have become a visible feature on some main road arteries in and out of most suburbs and big cities in South Africa. Previous residential zoned properties are being used for business purposes, to such an extent, that certain main routes into cities have virtually lost their residential character. The home-based business concept is not new to South Africa. Approximately 1,8 million people run some form of business from home. However, the purchase or r...

  4. Enterprise Architecture Evaluation Components

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    Niemi, Eetu; Ylimäki, Tanja

    2008-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a holistic view of an organization, including the viewpoints of business, information, systems and technology. It is stated to provide significant benefits to organizations, and is therefore of interest for both academics and practitioners. However, evaluating EA, or its benefits, is difficult. Moreover, the studies on EA evaluation are mostly inconsistent, and almost omit the planning aspect of evaluation. This study suggests the evaluation components that nee...

  5. Cloud computing for enterprise architectures

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    Mahmood, Zaigham

    2011-01-01

    This important text provides a single point of reference for state-of-the-art cloud computing design and implementation techniques. The book examines cloud computing from the perspective of enterprise architecture, asking the question; how do we realize new business potential with our existing enterprises? Its topics and features are: with a Foreword by Thomas Erl; contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; presents the state-of-the-art in enterprise architecture approaches with respect to cloud computing models, frameworks, technologies, and applications; di

  6. Successful Social Enterprises in Africa

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    Thisted, Karen Panum; Hansen, Michael W.

    the poverty related development challenges endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, this paper presents six tales of social enterprises from the Kenyan BOP, who all have managed to pursue a social agenda while at the same time achieving commercial viability. While the cases contribute to the BOP...... social enterprises is generation of social change through commercial means which is effectuated through innovative business model hybrids. At the bottom of pyramid (BOP) in developing Sub-Saharan Africa, the need for sustainable solutions is greater than ever and social enterprises are increasingly in...

  7. Exploring the Perceptions of Inhibitors and Drivers of Social Media Progression among Small and Medium Enterprises at Different Stages of E-Business Maturity.

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    Velthoven, Gerlach

    2009-01-01

    The adoption of social media (web 2.0) in the e-marketing strategy of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is not yet researched much. Research findings in bigger companies in the USA, Europe and the Netherlands suggest that the issue is high on the think list of marketers and entrepreneurs. But what

  8. Do You Need ERP? In the Business World, Enterprise Resource Planning Software Keeps Costs down and Productivity up. Should Districts Follow Suit?

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    Careless, James

    2007-01-01

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software does what school leaders have always wanted their computer systems to do: It sees all. By integrating every IT application an organization has--from purchasing and inventory control to payroll--ERPs create a single unified system. Not only does this give IT managers a holistic view to what is happening…

  9. Enterprise Rails

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    Chak, Dan

    2008-01-01

    Enterprise Rails introduces time-tested software engineering principles to help you build a high-performance, scalable website with global reach. You'll learn how to design a solid architecture that ties the many parts of an enterprise website together, including the database, your servers and clients, and other services as well. Throughout this book, you'll work on an example enterprise project to learn first-hand what's involved in architecting serious web applications.

  10. Introducing the new business demography statistics

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    Karen Grierson; Andrew Allen

    2008-01-01

    Introducing the new business demography statisticsA new National Statistics series waspublished on 28 November 2008 bythe Offi ce for National Statistics (ONS),providing data on business births,deaths and survival rates, called BusinessDemography: Enterprise Births andDeaths. The Department for Business,Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR)also published its series Business start upsand closures: VAT registrations andde-registrations in 2007 on the sameday. The year 2008 is the final update t...

  11. Improving conditions for transferring family enterprises in Estonia. Pereettevõtte üleandmise võimalustest Eestis

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    Maret Güldenkoh

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Family enterprise is a business entity that belongs to the family. In Estonia the concept of family business, family entrepreneur, or family enterprise has not been defined in legislation. The concepts of business and enterprise have been defined in several pieces of law with some dissensions in their interpretations, however. Differences in legal definitions become obvious when transferring a business. The aim of the article is to assess the legislative conditions of family enterprises in Estonia. Family enterprises can be transferred either by way of transferring the holding status or by transferring the enterprise. Holding can be transferred in companies; a sole proprietor should transfer the business entity either as a whole or transfer the business entity into a company to have a holding there. Family businesses operating as sole proprietors may incur tax liability by transferring the family enterprise. The paper outlines special features of transferring enterprises, including family enterprises in Estonia. Business transfers have been few and there is no unambiguous practice in this sphere. Transfer of family enterprises is identified with transfer of enterprises; differences arise when family business has been registered as a sole proprietor. The paper provides a brief description of the differences in transferring enterprises, including family enterprises in Estonia. A purpose was to evaluate the legal environment of transferring family enterprises. In Estonia guidelines should be formulated for transferring the business of a self-employed family member and legal regulations should be introduced to avoid ill-intentioned transfer of enterprises.

  12. Innovation Strategy for Business to Business Market Penetration

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    Leonel Cezar Rodrigues; Emerson Antonio Maccari; Fernando Cesar Lenzi

    2012-01-01

    Strategies must align innovation capabilities to foster business model, since it mediates between the technology and the economic platforms domain. Here we consider the elements influential to technology innovation process in the context of a business to business technology-driven enterprise, considered within the perspective of technology maturity and organizational life cycle. The study subject was the Operacional Têxtil Ltda, a Brazilian textile systems automation enterprise, serving Latin...

  13. Research on Mobile Commerce Enterprise Business Model based on the Perspective of Value Stream%价值流视阈下移动商务企业的商业模式研究

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    曹承龙

    2015-01-01

    移动商务企业之间的竞争取决于商业模式竞争,其本质在于价值竞争。文章基于价值的动态变化过程,构造了价值流模型,分析了模型的线性直通式、协作传递式、包容回归式三种价值流结构形态,提出三种价值流结构形态相对应的BtoM,B&BtoM和BtoM&MtoB三种移动商业模式,为企业选择商业模式提供了策略参考。%Mobile commerce market competition will depend on the business model of competition between en⁃terprises. Its essence depended on the value competition. In this paper, based on dynamic change process of val⁃ue,the value stream model is constructed. Analyzes the model of linear straight-through type, collaborative-trans⁃mission type, inclusive-regression type three kinds of structure form. Based on value stream, the paper puts for⁃ward B to M, B&B to M and B to M&M to B three business model, to provide mobile business enterprise sustain⁃able development strategic choice.

  14. 面向中小企业的云计算数字商务模式研究%Research of Cloud Computing Digital Business Model Oriented Small & medium-sized Enterprises

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    李静

    2013-01-01

    “Cloud computing” is called the third time of IT industry revolution after the computers and the internet,it will be the future development trend composed of technology,the economic, management, business etc..Based on cloud computing platform of the new e-commerce model is the product of cloud computing and e-commerce.In view of the cloud computing business activities in small&medium-sized enterprises,this paper puts forward the cloud computing digital business model.%“云计算”被称为是继计算机、互联网之后的第三次IT产业革命,是未来发展趋势,它不仅包含技术,还包含经济、管理、商务活动等。基于云计算平台的新型电子商务模式是云计算和电子商务结合的产物。本文针对中小企业的云计算商务活动,提出了云计算数字商务模式。

  15. Developing "Green" Business Plans: Using Entrepreneurship to Teach Science to Business Administration Majors and Business to Biology Majors

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    Letovsky, Robert; Banschbach, Valerie S.

    2011-01-01

    Biology majors team with business administration majors to develop proposals for "green" enterprise for a business plan competition. The course begins with a series of student presentations so that science students learn about the fundamentals of business, and business students learn about environmental biology. Then mixed biology-business student…

  16. A new approach in Business Process Management

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    Luminita HURBEAN

    2008-01-01

    The new wave of BPM (Business Process Management) is not Business Process Reenginering, enterprise application integration, workflow management or another packaged application – it's the synthesis and extension of all these technologies and techniques into a unified whole. This unified whole becomes a new foundation upon which the enterprise is built, an enterprise more in tune with the true nature of business processes and their management. In a competitive economy, where margins continu...

  17. Enterprise Ireland: Stimulating Creativity through Design Strategies

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    Dee, Peter

    2003-01-01

    Stimulating Creativity through Design Strategies: A seminar organised by Enterprise Ireland for business organisations to explore a holistic approach to the design / marketing interface. Peter Dee - Strategic Design and Marketing Consultant, specialises in the creation of brand development strategies for Enterprise Ireland’s Design Unit. Peter was responsible for the design and development of the brand identity for the Enterprise Ireland Stimulating Creativity through Design Strategies Sem...

  18. Comprehensive measurement framework for enterprise architectures

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    Dixit, Shantanu K.; Dube, Mahesh R.

    2011-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture defines the overall form and function of systems across an enterprise involving the stakeholders and providing a framework, standards and guidelines for project-specific architectures. Project-specific Architecture defines the form and function of the systems in a project or program, within the context of the enterprise as a whole with broad scope and business alignments. Application-specific Architecture defines the form and function of the applications that will be d...

  19. 平台模式的架构表征及与传统模式的对比分析--以在线旅游标杆企业为样本%Platform Business Model Expressing and Contrast Analyzing with Traditional Business Model--Taking Online Travel Agency Benchmarking Enterprise as the Sample

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    王生金

    2016-01-01

    随着平台企业的迅速崛起以及平台化趋势的日益凸显,平台模式架构的表征成为商业模式研究的基本内容,成为平台企业商业模式设计与创新面临的重大战略问题。文章以在线旅游平台标杆企业为样本,利用扎根分析法,对商业模式架构进行实证研究并构建一般化平台模式架构模型。研究发现,对传统商业模式价值逻辑规则的颠覆,是平台企业迅速崛起的重要前提;平台企业在参与价值链分工的基础上实现了对价值传递乃至价值分配的掌控,成为价值链/网的规则制定者;资源整合基础上以服务质量和服务内容为核心的服务功能,是平台模式崛起的重要保障。强大的服务功能是平台企业的根本,平台企业的发展必须重视服务质量的提升和服务内容的拓展,以吸引两类需求互补顾客(即上游的内容供应商和下游的终端顾客)加入到平台中来。只有平台强大到使上游的内容供应商和下游的终端顾客都达到一定规模时,交叉网络外部性才能得以形成并发挥作用,平台企业也才能通过促成双边交易来实现自身的价值逻辑。平台即服务,平台模式的设计与创新需要重点围绕平台服务功能的提高展开。如何最大限度地发挥平台企业服务功能,以吸引足够数量的终端客户和供应商参与到平台交易中来,是平台企业商业模式设计与创新的核心。%With the rise of platform enterprises and the increasingly highlighted trend of being platform,the platform enterprise business model expressing is not only an important theory thesis in domain of business model research,but also a basic management issue of business model design and innovation. By taking the benchmarking online travel agency enterprise as the sample,and with the help of grounded theory,the author carries out an empirical analysis on business model structure and

  20. Views on inter-enterprise relationships

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    Trienekens, J.H.; Beulens, A.J.M.

    2001-01-01

    The paper gives an overview of major scientific approaches to inter-enterprise relationships. A distinction is made between approaches that focus on business process integration (Supply Chain Management, Costing approaches), approaches that focus on organizational collaboration (Transaction Cost The

  1. Social issues in the family enterprise

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    van Gils, A.E.J.; Dibrell, C.; Neubaum, D.O.; Craig, J.B.

    2014-01-01

    In this introduction, we discuss social issue research in the management and family business literatures, focusing on ethics, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropic practices of family enterprises. Next, we introduce and highlight four articles accepted for publication. The editorial con

  2. RESILIENCE AND ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE IN SMES

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    Rui Gomes

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Considering that SMEs need to embrace the drivers of resilience and that a well-defined and readily available Enterprise Architecture (EA supports enterprise integration by enabling the common view of business processes, data and systems across the enterprise and its partners, we can say that EA is one of the tracks making resilience predictable and it should support and collaborate with other resilience tracks. However, the EA frameworks do not give relevance to the activities that contribute most to business resilience, so this paper aims to clarify the dimensions and the activities related to the development of an EA and the touching points with other enterprise wide processes in order to guarantee that resilience requirements are met in SMEs. For this I propose an approach of ecological adaptation, and four architectures: business, organizational, information, and technological, although this paper only presents the Business and Organizational Architectures.

  3. Enterprise Architecture v systému řízení

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    Sládek, Pavel

    2008-01-01

    This thesis deals with subject of enterprise architecture management. Topcis covered are enterprise environment integration, enterprise architecture parts description and description of shift in enterprise architecture focus point. This trend can be described as shift from IT related activity for IT management through tool for IT and business alignment to the final state as a tool for business change implementation. There are four goals of this thesis. Description of enterprise architecture, ...

  4. Enterprise-Wide Process & Performance Excellence:

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    Edgeman, Rick; Kristensen, Kai; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær;

    2013-01-01

    Program value proposition, content, organization, and strategy are elaborated herein. This elaboration is the result of careful study of business and social trends, along with careful listening to collaborating enterprises. It is in this latter sense that the Enterprise-Wide Process & Performance...

  5. Enterprise Education: Revisiting Whitehead to Satisfy Gibbs

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    Jones, Colin

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: This paper seeks to demonstrate that a truly learner-centered enterprise education programmer can be developed within a traditional business school environment. Design/methodology/approach: This paper unites the broad teaching philosophy of Alfred Whitehead with that of Allan Gibbs's enterprise specific teaching philosophies to consider…

  6. Sustained growth in small enterprises: a process management approach

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    Rose, T. J.

    2003-01-01

    This thesis illustrates that given the necessary resource and a structured Business Growth Framework, Small and Medium Enterprises can lay the foundation for sustained growth. The author investigated the essence of Small and Medium Enterprises, conducted a literature review in SME growth, and asserted the importance of the application of structure to business processes in achieving sustainable business growth. The author introduced the SME business process structure deficit,...

  7. A Federated Approach to Enterprise Architecture Model Maintenance

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    Fischer, Ronny; Aier, Stephan; Winter, Robert

    2007-01-01

    Enterprise architecture is gaining acceptance as an approach to manage change and foster IT/business alignment by (1) propagating strategy and process changes to the software and infrastructure level, by (2) supporting consistent business transformation enabled by technology innovations, and by (3) decoupling business-oriented and technology-oriented architectures. Due to constant change in business as well as in technology, enterprise architecture management is a permanent process rather tha...

  8. The Study on the Impact of Bibcock Enterprise Business Model to Technology Innovation Case of the Jmei' s Bibcock Enterprises of Automobile-engineering Machinery Industry%龙头企业商业模式对技术创新的影响研究——以厦门汽车—工程机械产业龙头企业为例

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    陈玉慧; 郑孟玲; 汪欣彤

    2012-01-01

    龙头企业商业模式对技术创新具有重要影响,但既往文献中甚少提及,且未深入研究。以厦门汽车—工程机械产业龙头企业为例,从商业模式的构成要素与技术创新的影响因素间的交叉部分入手,分析龙头企业商业模式对于技术创新的影响。研究发现:在龙头企业商业模式中,价值定位决定技术创新起点,价值实现影响技术创新成果,价值保持促进技术创新实现。因此,从企业发展的全局出发,突破现有商业模式,重视企业技术创新,确定龙头企业创新主体地位,营造良好集群创新氛围,应成为产业集群乃至区域经济发展的重要战略选择。%Bibcock enterprise business model has an important impact on the technological innovation, but it was seldom mentioned and not in-depth researched, this study comprehensively analyzes the influence of bibcock enterprise business model on technological innovation, according to the overlapping parts between business model elements and the influence factors of technology innovation, by choosing the Xiamen' s bibcock enterprises of automobile-engineering machinery industry as cases, According to the research ,the author find that in the business model of bibcock enterprise, value position decides the starting point of technological innovation and value realization affects technology innovation achievement and value keeping is available for technological innovation realization. Therefore,from the overall developmental situation of the enterprise, breaking the existing business model, attaching importance to technology innovation, determining the subject position of bibcock enterprise innovation and creating a good atmosphere of clusters innovation should be treated as the important strategic choices for industrial cluster and regional economic development.

  9. 13 CFR 108.710 - Requirement to finance Low-Income Enterprises.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Requirement to finance Low-Income Enterprises. 108.710 Section 108.710 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION NEW MARKETS... Eligibility of A Small Business for Nmvc Financing § 108.710 Requirement to finance Low-Income Enterprises....

  10. 小微企业的融资困境与解脱对策%The Small Business Enterprise of Shallow Financing Problems and Countermeasures

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    许雪莲

    2014-01-01

    Aspects of small and micro enterprises to create jobs, ease the employment pressure, active market economy and promoting social development have a huge role in promoting China's national economy has become an important force in the development. However, small and micro enterprises due to less revenue, poor ability to resist risks, financial information is confusing and other reasons, it is difficult to obtain an effective lending by banks and other financial institutions. In this paper, the existence of small and micro enterprises currently financing channels for a single, national support policies in place as well as higher financing costs and other issues to discuss, and put forward relevant policy recommendations in the small and micro enterprises themselves, government support, financial support and other aspects.%小微企业在创造就业机会、缓解就业压力、活跃市场经济以及促进社会发展等方面都有着巨大的作用,也已经成为推动我国国民经济发展的重要力量。然而,小微企业由于营业收入少、抵御风险能力差、财务信息混乱等原因,很难通过银行等金融机构获得有效贷款。针对小微企业目前存在的融资渠道较少、国家扶持政策不到位以及融资成本较高等问题进行讨论分析,以期从小微企业自身、政府支持、金融支持等方面提出相关的政策建议。

  11. Enterprise ontology based development of information systems

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    Albani, Antonia; Dietz, Jan L.G.

    2011-01-01

    For the development of enterprise information systems, the utilisation of a suitable methodology is essential, providing necessary methods and techniques for modelling the business domain and for designing the supporting information systems. Several methodologies exist and are widely applied in practice nowadays, but most of them lack a theoretical foundation. In this paper, we demonstrate an information system development methodology based on the notions of enterprise ontology and business c...

  12. Electronic Contracting for Inter-Enterprise Collaboration

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    Perez, Maria

    2008-01-01

    A Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a temporal alliance between two or more Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) geographically dispersed, which collaborate together in order to reach new business opportunities that would be unreachable in other ways. It is a business collaboration paradigm that aims at responding to the uncertainty and instability of the current global economy. VE requires support for electronic contract management, since electronic contracts formalize the agreements between the par...

  13. Features and technology of enterprise internal benchmarking

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    A. V. Dubodelova; Yurynets, O. V.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the article. The aim of the article is to generalize characteristics, objectives, advantages of internal benchmarking. The stages sequence of internal benchmarking technology is formed. It is focused on continuous improvement of process of the enterprise by implementing existing best practices.The results of the analysis. Business activity of domestic enterprises in crisis business environment has to focus on the best success factors of their structural units by using standard rese...

  14. Protection of the substance of a business enterprise under constitutional law. Key problems of state-defined reimbursement in the electricity sector; Der verfassungsrechtliche Schutz der Unternehmenssubstanz. Kernfragen der staatlichen Festsetzung von Netznutzungsentgelten im Stromsektor

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    Schmidt-Preuss, M. [Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universitaet Bonn (Germany). Inst. fuer Oeffentliches Recht

    2003-11-15

    State supervision of reimbursement is a key issue of the Acceleration directive. Only the calculation methods are fixed, and maintenance of the substance of a business enterprise is a binding element under constitutional law. On the other hand, if reimbursement is too low, the existence of the grid operator is endangered. This opens up central issues under constitutional law beyond the power supply sector. (orig.) [German] Ein Kernbereich der Umsetzung der Beschleunigungs-Richtlinie Strom ist die Kontrolle der Netznutzungsentgelte, wobei eine ex-ante-Fixierung lediglich der Kalkulationsmethoden vorgesehen ist. Insoweit stellt sich die Substanzerhaltung als eine bindende verfassungsrechtliche Vorgabe dar. Sowohl Beschleunigungs-Richtlinien wie auch der Monitoring-Bericht des BMWA weisen in diese Richtung. Anders das Bundeskartellamt in seinem TEAG-Beschluss. Werden Netznutzungsentgelte jedoch zu niedrig angesetzt, ist die Existenzfaehigkeit des Netzbetreibers gefaehrdet. Auf diese Weise eroeffnen sich zentrale verfassungsrechtliche Fragestellungen von grundlegender Bedeutung ueber den Energiesektor hinaus. (orig.)

  15. Enterprises Energy Sustainability: ICT Approach

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    Terekhova, Anna

    2010-01-01

    Growing concern about the environment, specifically global warming and climate change, is putting pressure on businesses to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other GHG. Energy efficiency is the most effective GHG reduction opportunity for the near future; therefore enterprises are forced by political, economic and other forces to control their energy consumption. Regulatory compliance, public pressure, growing energy costs appear to pressure businesses of all types. The...

  16. Improving conditions for transferring family enterprises in Estonia. Pereettevõtte üleandmise võimalustest Eestis

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    Maret Güldenkoh

    2014-01-01

    Family enterprise is a business entity that belongs to the family. In Estonia the concept of family business, family entrepreneur, or family enterprise has not been defined in legislation. The concepts of business and enterprise have been defined in several pieces of law with some dissensions in their interpretations, however. Differences in legal definitions become obvious when transferring a business. The aim of the article is to assess the legislative conditions of family enterprises in Es...

  17. Research on the Evolution of Internet Enterprise Business Model in its Life Cycle --A Case Study of Tencent%互联网企业发展过程中商业模式的演变——基于腾讯的案例研究

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    罗小鹏; 刘莉

    2012-01-01

    互联网企业的商业模式具有较强的可塑性,企业应在发展过程中根据内外部环境的变化对商业模式进行创新。本文运用商业模式“3—4~8”理论,以腾讯公司为目标企业,对该公司在生命周期三个阶段的商业模式创新及演变进行案例研究。研究表明,腾讯在创业期、成长期和成熟期不同发展阶段,商业模式表现出独特的演变路径和鲜明的特征,商业模式的创新提升了公司的价值和竞争力,其成功经验为我国互联网企业提供了启示与借鉴。%Internet enterprise business model has strong plasticity, entrepreneurs should innovate the business model according to the change of internal and external environment. Business model is an architectural structure that organization position and integrate its value, strategy and operation system into a organic integrity, and through offering a series of products or services to realize its goal. By reviewing the papers, we can find that related research of business model is in the ascendant in recent 10 years. In the thesis, We adopted case study method, based on 3 -4 -8 business model theory, chose a iconic internet company Tencent Holding Co. Ltd( short for Tencent) as the object. From the enterprise life cycle perspective, We explored the innovation of Tencent's business model, induction conditions, characteristic, and the evolution path in different period. Concluded innovation type of business model, and summarized the inspirations that internet enterprises should follow when innovating their business model. Our research was carried out by three steps: Firstly, we reviewed the existing theories at home and abroad, summarize the definition of business model, and presented my definition. Then, used"3 -4 -8" business model architectural structures for reference, followed the modular deconstruction thinking, investigated and executed data analysis on 23 modular indexes. On the basis

  18. 多元化经营之国有企业集团内部一体化管理模式%The Diversified Business State -owned Enterprise Group ’ s Internal Integration Management Pattern

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    李红亮

    2014-01-01

    Through factor analysis and gray relational analysis , the paper had diagnosis series problems of diver-sified state-owned enterprises facing , and then found the key challenges faced by the diversification of state -owned enterprises , which had provided a realistic basis for the implementation of integrated management.Accord-ing to the research results of the factor analysis and gray correlation , diversification of state -owned enterprises fa-cing urgent problems was the cultivation of the enterprise innovation ability;enhance the efficiency of the manage-ment;the management philosophy of innovation as well as short -board effect.Therefore , the next build internal integration of diversified management of state -owned enterprises manage the implementation mode , and to analyze the function and operation of the focus of the new integrated management model.Implementation of integrated man-agement of state -owned enterprises diversified to verify the effectiveness of the implementation of the integrated management.The study results showed that the integrated management could solute management problem of diversi -fied business , thereby enhancing enterprise competitive position.%通过因子分析与灰色关联度分析,诊断了国有企业多元化经营后面临的一系列问题,进而找到多元化经营国有企业面临的关键难题,为实施一体化管理提供现实依据。根据因子分析与灰色关联研究结果,发现多元化经营国有企业面临的急需解决的问题是企业创新能力的培育、管理效率的提升、管理理念的革新以及短板效应的克服。接下来构建了国有企业多元化经营内部一体化管理实施模式,并分析了新型一体化管理模式的功能与操作重点。验证了一体化管理实施的有效性,并对多元化经营国有企业实施一体化管理进行了评价,研究结果表明,一体化管理能很好地解决由于多元化经营所带来的管理问题

  19. Addressing Cloud Computing in Enterprise Architecture: Issues and Challenges

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    Khan, Khaled; Gangavarapu, Narendra

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses how the characteristics of cloud computing affect the enterprise architecture in four domains: business, data, application and technology. The ownership and control of architectural components are shifted from organisational perimeters to cloud providers. It argues that although cloud computing promises numerous benefits to enterprises, the shifting control from enterprises to cloud providers on architectural components introduces several architectural challenges. The d...

  20. AN OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS RISK

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    Jyoti Shivraj

    2015-01-01

    Every business organization involves some element of risk. Risk implies uncertainty of profits or danger of loss due to some unforseen events in the future. An entrepreneur may encounter risks in every area or function of a business. Thus, business risks may take place in a variety of forms. Though risks are universal, but all business enterprises do not face same type and degree of risks. They may vary according to the nature and size of a business. Hence researcher has taken ...

  1. Process-oriented evaluation of agile business processes

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    2002-01-01

    Agile enterprises are built based on agile business processes.Simultaneously,agile enterprises must be able to utilize agile business processes to rapidly respond market opportunities and maintain enterprises'competitions.But how to evaluate and choose agile business processes is a key problem about building agile enterprises.The paper proposes a goal driven method and an evaluation architecture for business processes' agility.Furthermore,a four-layer configuring model for agile business processes is developed based on the evaluation architecture and it can evaluate and configure agile business processes among alternatives.

  2. The Empirical Analysis on the Impact of Replacing Business Tax with Value-added Tax on Listing Logistic Enterprises%营改增对物流业上市公司影响的实证分析

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    李绍萍

    2014-01-01

    In carrying out the pilot project of replacing business tax with value-added tax, there are some problems with logistics enterprises, such as the not unified value-added tax rate in different business links, the great variety of related invoice, the not unified tax-paying pattern of enterprises and their branches and difficulties in adjusting financial accounting. As the fundamental and strategic industry of national economic and social development, and according to the industrial characteristics and the requirement of being an integrated, socialized, networked and scaled industry, the logistics industry should be treated as an independent service industry and the related tax policies should be planed as a whole and improved, such as increasing deduction items of input tax, unifying tax rate of different links, strengthening management of invoice, unifying tax-paying of logistic enterprise groups and clarifying the methods of financial accounting.%营改增政策试点过程中,物流企业存在税负偏重、各业务环节增值税率不统一、涉及发票种类繁多、企业及其分支机构无法统一纳税、会计核算调整执行难度大等问题。物流业作为国民经济社会发展的基础性、战略性产业,应根据其产业特点和物流企业一体化、社会化、网络化、规模化发展要求,将其作为独立的服务产业看待,统筹完善有关税收政策,如增加增值税进项税抵扣项目、统一物流业各环节增值税税率、加强物流企业发票管理、允许物流企业集团统一纳税、明确试点物流企业会计核算办法等。

  3. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sevenpri Candra

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research is examining the influence of organizational learning and knowledge management in enterprise resource planning implementation. This study is based on organizational learning, knowledge management and enterprise resource planning implementation. This research did not test all organizational factors and focus particularly on knowledge management capacity and absorptive capability. Enterprise resource planning implementation successful is a must. In today’s global and competitor in business, enterprise resource planning is becoming one of the main tools to achieve competitiveness in business. Enterprise resource planning is an infrastructure to create and maintain business to improve front-office and back-office efficiency and effectiveness. This study is significant to bring new thinking in determines the key antecedents to successful enterprise resource planning implementation based on knowledge management perspectives and it will helps to understand the key success factor in enterprise resource planning implementation.

  4. VERA: Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture

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    Vesterager, Johan; Tølle, Martin; Bernus, Peter

    2003-01-01

    . To prepare for this is a complex task, in fact all business, management and planning views, and related subject areas and activities, may be involved. In order to deal with this complexity in a systematic way and secure global understanding Globemen has developed a Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture...

  5. Towards model-driven service-oriented enterprise computing

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    Sinderen, van Marten; Spies, Marcus

    2009-01-01

    The new enterprise is characterized by its ability to focus on core competencies and to flexibly interact with partners in order to collectively satisfy customer needs and exploit business opportunities. The new enterprise is an active player in dynamic business networks and it generally is itself c

  6. Real Language Meets Real Business

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    Muirhead, Muirhead; Schechter, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    The Real Business Language Challenge was a collaborative pilot project between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Routes into Languages East for Year 9 and 10 pupils. It was based on CCE's award-winning Real Business Challenge, part of its highly acclaimed education programme. The Real Business Language Challenge transformed the project into a…

  7. Natural Alkali Shifts to the Methanol Business

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    2007-01-01

    @@ Inner Mongolia Yuanxing Natural Alkali Co., Ltd. (Natural Alkali SZ: 000683) established in 1997 is a large chemical enterprise with new energy as its leading business and natural gas chemicals and natural alkali chemicals as the supplement business.

  8. Design of Enterprise Information Systems

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    Riis, Jens Ove

    2011-01-01

    – involving users in testing a series of prototypes •Including the organizational context – orchestrating a design effort in view of simultaneous development initiatives and top management’s shifting agenda •Acknowledging that the intentions of an enterprise information system are realized through people – An...... enterprise information system only sets the stage for organizational processes. If adopted in an enterprise, management will be challenged to carry out design activities in a radically different way. Keywords: Roots and nature of design; New approaches to design of enterprise information systems...... design in an effort to re-interpret many of the original ideas. In this paper, we shall briefly study significant contributions to decision-making, systems theory, project management, behavioral science and organization theory, as well as business aspects. To further understand the nature of design, we...

  9. The Resource-Event-Agent Reference Information Model for Intra- and Inter-Enterprise Value Chains

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    W. LAURIER; Poels, G

    2009-01-01

    In business modelling the focus is shifting from the enterprise to the supply chain. Contemporary business modelling approaches should allow each enterprise taking part in a business network to develop its own information system and at the same time support the creation of system interoperability and information sharing amongst business partners. This paper presents a reference information model for integrating the information of supply-chain-wide and enterprise-wide information systems. The ...

  10. 小企业会计准则与企业所得税法差异分析%Difference Analysis of Small Business Accounting Standard and Enterprise Income Tax Law

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    王淑香

    2013-01-01

    Starting with the relationship between accounting and tax, this article analyzes the concrete manifestation of the difference between China's enterprise income tax law and accounting standards for small business, and explains the specific reasons, aiming to find the overall idea of coordinating the difference and reduce the tax burden on small firms and national tax cost, so as to promote the sustainable, healthy and rapid development of our national economy, and let small business play their role well in national economy.%本文从探究会计与税收关系的角度出发,分析我国企业所得税法与小企业会计准则产生差异的具体表现,并解释差异形成的具体原因,旨在梳理出差异协调的总体思路,减少小企业纳税负担和国家的征税成本,促进我国经济持续健康快速发展,发挥出小企业在国民经济中的重要作用。

  11. NEGOTIATION METHODS FOR COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES IN NETWORK ENTERPRISES

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    2013-01-01

    This paper provides a collaboration support for small and medium enterprises within a Network Enterprises which cannot or do not want to fulfill a major contract alone. In that case, in order to better meet a higher external demand, the managers are willing to subcontract parts of their contracts even to competitors. This approach is illustrated by a business-to-business interaction, being proposed a scenario where partners are autonomous gas stations grouped in a virtual enterprise (VE). In ...

  12. Integration of Medius Vaadin Common framework to enterprise portals

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    Strel, Miha

    2012-01-01

    To cover all aspects of business processes, enterprises today use an array of information technologies, covering information management across different business functions. For the enterprise to ensure employee access to all required information and maximisation of efficiency, a unified access point should be provided. One way of achieving this is by using enterprise portals, which unite grafical user interfaces of different information subsystems on the presentation level, thus giving employ...

  13. Characteristics of research of efficiency of the enterprise activity

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    Bilopolsky, Mykola; Chigarev, Dmytro

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the research is to elaboration of the logic study of efficiency of the enterprise activity with considering the characteristic features of the modern business environment. The objectives of the study were: highlighted the characteristic features of the modern business environment, that influence on the efficiency of the enterprise activity; elaborated of the logic study of efficiency of the enterprise activity in development conditions.In contrast to existing approaches, in the pro...

  14. 考虑退货费用的B2C电子商务企业利润最大化模型研究%Profit Maximization Model for B2C E-business Enterprises Considering Return Cost

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    倪明; 王武

    2011-01-01

    在回顾相关文献的基础上,把退款和退货费用分担作为B2C电子商务企业退货策略的两个方面进行研究,建立商品消费市场的利润最大化模型。研究表明:在消费者对退款较为敏感的商品消费市场中,B2C电子商务企业采取宽松的退款策略,少分担或不分担退货费用有利于实现企业利润最大化;而在消费者对退货费用分担较为敏感的商品消费市场中,B2C电子商务企业应尽量提高退货费用的分担比重,同时采取较为严格的退款策略,以有利于实现企业利润最大化。%On the basis of the literature review, the authors take refund and return cost-sharing as two aspects of e-business enterprises' return policy and establish the profit maximization model of the commodities consumer market. The study shows that in the market that consumers are sensitive to the refund of goods, B2C e-business enterprises should adopt generous refund strategies and share less return cost or not share the return cost to achieve maximum profit. However, in the market that consumers are sensitive to the return cost-sharing, B2C e-business enterprises should try to increase the proportion of the return cost-sharing and take more strict refund strategies, and that is helpful to achieve maximum profit.

  15. 38 CFR 74.3 - Who does the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) consider to own a veteran-owned small business?

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    2010-07-01

    ... requirement. However, ownership by a trust, such as a living trust, may be treated as the functional... business structure, so long as one or more veterans or service-disabled veterans own and control it after... limited liability company. In the case of a concern that is a limited liability company, at least...

  16. Enterprise Engineering - A New Organizational Discipline (1

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    Liviu Gabriel CRETU

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The e-business ecosystem generates a pressure on modern companies to invest massively in technologies that can bring them into the digital world of business. In their race to become a player in the global information system, companies have accumulated many layers of software that, in turn, generated what is now known as the software complexity issue. What is missing in most organizations is a mechanism that can align or "bridge the gap" between the concerns of corporate strategists and IT project managers. As a consequence, a new discipline has evolved, enterprise engineering, to deal with enterprise architectures. The enterprise architecture describes the logical linkages between the enterprise business, information and technical architectures and the enterprise IT solutions. Standards for building the enterprise architecture have been lately adopted in order to draw the architectural guidelines for enterprise engineers. This paper opens a series of articles that will provide an overview of frameworks, metamodels and technologies available today for enterprise engineering.

  17. Enterprise Engineering - A New Organizational Discipline (2

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    Liviu Gabriel CRETU

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The e-business ecosystem generates pressure on modern companies to invest massively in technologies that can bring them into the digital world of business. In their race to become a player in the global information system, companies have accumulated many layers of software that, in turn, generated what is now known as the software complexity issue. What is missing in most organizations is a mechanism that can align or “bridge the gap” between the concerns of corporate strategists and IT project managers. As a consequence, a new discipline has evolved, enterprise engineering, to deal with enterprise architectures. The enterprise architecture describes the logical linkages between the enterprise business, information and technical architectures and the enterprise IT solutions. Standards for building the enterprise architecture have been lately adopted in order to draw the architectural guidelines for enterprise engineers. This paper continues a series of articles that will provide an overview of frameworks, metamodels and technologies available today for enterprise engineering.

  18. Towards A Business and Human Rights Treaty

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    Chen, Si

    2015-01-01

    Business enterprises can contribute to the realization of human rights in many instances. However, they may also cause adverse effect on the enjoyment of human rights. The increasing disclosure of business involvement in human rights abuses can be dated back to decades ago. Despite the failed attempts to regulate business enterprises with respect to human rights via a binding approach, a proposal on a business and human rights treaty by some states, typically represented by Ecuador, has reope...

  19. Business Process Innovation using the Process Innovation Laboratory

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    Møller, Charles

    2006-01-01

    Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of enterprise systems will increasingly be drive...

  20. Outsourcing and Multi-Party Business Collaborations Modeling

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    Lai Xu

    2007-01-01

    To remain competitive, enterprises have to integrate their business processes with their customers, suppliers, and business partners. Increasing collaboration includes not only a global multi-national enterprise, but also an organization with its relationship to and business processes with its business partners. Standards and technologies permit business partners to exchange information, collaborate, and carry out business transactions in a pervasive Web environment. There is however still ve...

  1. A method for valuing architecture-based business transformation and measuring the value of solutions architecture

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    Maes, R.; Dedene, G.; Slot, R.G.

    2010-01-01

    Enterprise and Solution Architecture are key in today’s business environment. It is surprising that the foundation and business case for these activities are nonexistent; the financial value for the business of these activities is largely undetermined. To determine business value of enterprise and solution architecture, this thesis shows how to measure and quantify, in business terms, the value of enterprise architecture-based on business transformation and the value of solution architecture.

  2. APPLYING ENTERPRISE MODELS AS INTERFACE FOR INFORMATION SEARCHING

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    MATONGO, Tanguy; DEGBELO, Auriol

    2009-01-01

    Nowadays, more and more companies use Enterprise Models to integrate and coordinate their business processes with the aim of remaining competitive on the market. Consequently, Enterprise Models play a critical role in this integration enabling to improve the objectives of the enterprise, and ways to reach them in a given period of time. Through Enterprise Models, companies are able to improve the management of their operations, actors, processes and also to improve communication within the or...

  3. Enterprise software and service innovation: Standardization versus customization

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    Engelstätter, Benjamin; Sarbu, Miruna

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the relationship between service innovation and different types of enterprise software systems, i.e. standardized enterprise software designed to fit one certain business sector and enterprise software specifically customized for a single firm. Using firm-level data of a survey among ICT service providers and knowledge-intensive service providers in Germany, this is the first paper empirically analyzing whether both types of enterprise software foster innovation in the ser...

  4. Research of Enterprise Resource Management Supporting Networked Manufacturing

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    2005-01-01

    The nature of networked manufacturing and agile manufacturing is to recognize enterprise resources timely and accurately. This paper mainly discusses an enterprise resource model method and the construction process. Furthermore, the system frameworks of software and application are put forward to realize various enterprise resources management based on a resource business process. Thus, we ensure the integration and sharing of enterprise resources for the requirement of networked manufacturing.

  5. Using Enterprise Architecture Models for System Quality Analysis

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    Närman, Per; Schönherr, Marten; Johnson, Pontus; Ekstedt, Mathias; Chenine, Moustafa

    2008-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture is a model-based approach to business-oriented IT management. To promote good IT decision making, an Enterprise Architecture framework needs to explicate what kind of analyses it supports. Since creating Enterprise Architecture models is expensive and without intrinsic value, it is desirable to only create Enterprise Architecture models based on metamodels that support well-defined analyses. This paper presents the content and extension of a metamodel which supports cr...

  6. Research and application of enterprise resource planning system for foundry enterprises

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    Zhou Jianxin; Ji Xiaoyuan; Liao Dunming

    2013-01-01

    PPDB issues - four aspects of current management issues of foundry enterprises are discussed in this paper, including Production Management, Process Control, Duration Monitoring and Business Intelligence Data Analysis. Also a whole Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for foundry enterprises is proposed. The solution contains many models, four of which are used to solve the PPDB issues. These are called SPDB models, which separately are the Single-piece management model (based on casti...

  7. A Method for Enterprise Ontology based Design of Enterprise Information Systems

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    De Jong, J.

    2013-01-01

    A method for designing an Enterprise information system, which is based on an implementation independent model of the organization, has been developed. This model, also called an ontological model, consists of both implementation independent business processes and implementation independent informat

  8. Institutional Transition from Welfare Enterprise to Social Enterprise: the Localization of Legislation and Policy in Chinese Context

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    Zhang Xiaomeng

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Welfare enterprises, which are intended to create jobs for disabled people, are the core component of China's welfare system. As the economic environment and regulations change, China's welfare enterprises, which cannot take effective measures from within and emerge strong in market competition, are stuck in a bottleneck where further development is difficult. Welfare enterprises have hit the ceiling in their development for lacking sustainable sources of capital and capabilities of capital operation, inefficient management model and uncompetitive products and services. To reverse the trend of decline and grow into strong market players, the transformation from welfare enterprise to social enterprise, embracing the features of enterprise and social objectives, as an alternative is of crucial importance. As a new hybrid economic form, social enterprise combines the efficiency of businesses and the public-good nature of welfare enterprises, representing win-win cooperation among the government, society, and business sector. Such development is an institutional transformation which boosts competitiveness and tackles tough issues welfare enterprises are facing. Shifting from welfare enterprises to social enterprises means an institutional transition, during the process of which international experience in legislation shall be learned and localized. This paper analyzes the development history of welfare enterprises by taking a comprehensive look at the salient points of existing laws, policies promulgated throughout history, implementation and performance, major problems etc. so as to explore the institutional transition from welfare enterprises to social enterprises, revealing possible legal and policy problems and making suggestions.

  9. Neighborhood Economic Enterprises: An Analysis, Survey, and Guide to Resources in Starting Up Neighborhood Enterprises.

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    Kotler, Neil G.

    This pamphlet provides information on the history of and current trends toward neighborhood economic enterprises and provides guidance for setting up such enterprises. A bibliography of books, articles, and newsletters that have information on how to start and sustain neighborhood businesses and cooperatives is provided. Also included is a list of…

  10. INSTITUTIONS OF SUPPORT FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES

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    Ludmila TIMOTIN

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The article explores the specific forms of support for innovative entrepreneurship, including those oriented towards government cooperation,scientific research institutions and enterprises, in particular innovation vouchers, innovation incubators, clusters. The solution of the financial problems of the innovative business currently takes place through special institutions – venture capital funds, business angels.

  11. Teaching Case: Enterprise Architecture Specification Case Study

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    Steenkamp, Annette Lerine; Alawdah, Amal; Almasri, Osama; Gai, Keke; Khattab, Nidal; Swaby, Carval; Abaas, Ramy

    2013-01-01

    A graduate course in enterprise architecture had a team project component in which a real-world business case, provided by an industry sponsor, formed the basis of the project charter and the architecture statement of work. The paper aims to share the team project experience on developing the architecture specifications based on the business case…

  12. CHOOSE: Towards a Metamodel for Enterprise Architecture in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

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    Bernaert, Maxime; Poels, Geert; Snoeck, Monique; De Backer, Manu

    2013-01-01

    Enterprise architecture (EA) is a coherent whole of principles, methods, and models that are used in the design and realization of an enterprise’s organizational structure, business processes, information systems, and IT infrastructure. Recent research indicates the need for EA in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), important drivers of the economy, as they struggle with problems related to a lack of structure and overview of their business. However, existing EA frameworks are perceive...

  13. The Impact of R&D Activities on Exports of German Business Services Enterprises: First evidence from a continuous treatment approach

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    Joachim Wagner

    2012-01-01

    This study uses newly available representative data from German business services firms and a continuous treatment approach based on the generalized propensity score to test for a causal effect of R&D activities (measured by the share of engineers and natural scientists in all employees) on the share of exports in total sales. We find evidence for a positive and statistically significant but small causal effect. This result is in line with the (non-causal) results reported in Vogel and Wagner...

  14. A study on relationship between emotional intelligence components of sales managers from Goleman’s viewpoint and sales promotion activities in Iranian business enterprises

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    Kamal Ghalandari; Soheila Shakoori Yadegari

    2014-01-01

    Winners of the future competition are managers who communicate their human resources in an effective and rewarding way. In this respect, emotional intelligence is an advanced form of focusing on humans in organizational environment and it is a new and suitable instrument for business managers and market theoreticians to direct and satisfy organizational employees and external customers. This paper investigates the relationship between emotional intelligence dimensions and components including...

  15. Chinese Enterprises Should Boost Competitiveness Through Innovation

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    吴悦

    2007-01-01

    As the global economy approaches the heyday of knowledge revolution,enterprises are now entrenched in the order of globalized business.A great spirit has thus emerged in the"hot land"of China:pursuing business evolution and breakthroughs by taking risks.Innovation has stimulated energy and competitiveness in enterprises.The China Business Competitiveness Annual Meeting, 2006,was held on the 8th November at Beijing Hotel,with a theme of"creativity,innovation and creation".A plethora of new ideas upon these topics were presented at the meeting.

  16. The business of process integration

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    Luminita HURBEAN

    2007-01-01

    The paper describes the value of application integration and the place of business process management. It focuses on the duet BPM-SOA as the successful solution to build the adaptive enterprise of the near future.

  17. Modeling Competition-Driven Business Strategy for Business IT Alignment

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    Giannoulis, Constantinos; Petit, Michaël; Zdravkovic, Jelena

    2011-01-01

    Business strategy aims at supporting the vision of an enterprise, by paving the way to achieve it through goals that direct the strategy’s execution. Aligning business strategy to system requirements requires explicit models from both business strategy and requirements engineering. However, existing business strategy definition approaches are informal and their syntax is based on natural language, therefore, they cannot be used in model-driven alignment. An objective of our research is to def...

  18. Business Process Requirement Engineering

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    Atsa Etoundi Roger,

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Requirement engineering is as an increasingly important discipline for supporting business process and workflow modeling, as these are designed to satisfy diverse customer needs, and increase the productivity of enterprise. Moreover, most customers hesitate to adopt a given product or service if the added value is not conformed to their desires. Dealing with customers, with a wide range of perspective, within an enterprise, is very complex. These perspectives are grounded in differences in skills, responsibility, knowledge and expertise of stakeholders. This holds more in the domain of business processes and workflows where the satisfaction of the customers is the must if these enterprises wish to deal with the pressure of the network economy. Based on the requirement engineering, we present in this paper an integration of RE approach in the modeling of business process and workflows. (Abstract

  19. THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE STRATEGY

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    Vladimir-Codrin IONESCU; Toma PLEªANU

    2010-01-01

    In order to constantly create competitive advantages in relationship with the competing companies, small and medium enterprises must promote adequate business strategies which should take into account both the modifications occurring in the business environment and their organizational development stage. Designing and implementing business strategies in small and medium enterprises is of major significance both from a theoretical and methodological, as well as from a practical and an applicat...

  20. VERA: Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture

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    Vesterager, Johan; Tølle, Martin; Bernus, Peter

    2003-01-01

    Globalisation, outsourcing and customisation are main challenges of today not least for one-of-a-kind producers. A crucial competitive factor will be the ability rapidly to form customer focused virtual enterprises comprised of competencies from different partners by taking full advantage of ICT....... To prepare for this is a complex task, in fact all business, management and planning views, and related subject areas and activities, may be involved. In order to deal with this complexity in a systematic way and secure global understanding Globemen has developed a Virtual Enterprise Reference...... Architecture based on GERAM. This paper describes its main contents and presents examples of its use and potentials....

  1. Leveraging the Publish-Find-Use Paradigm of SOA : supporting enterprise collaboration across organisational boundaries

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    Sapkota, Brahmananda; Sinderen, van Marten; Shishkov, Boris

    2011-01-01

    Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been widely recognized as an approach for flexible integration of enterprise applications across organisational boundaries based on service abstractions and Internet standards. Enterprise collaboration and application integration is driven by business requirem

  2. What is a networked business?

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    Santana Tapia, R.G.

    2006-01-01

    Due to increasing competitive pressure in their market, many enterprises are implementing changes to the way they conduct business. These changes range from implementing new IT, to redesigning the structure of the organization and entering into all kinds of cooperations with other enterprises, forming what we call a ‘networked business’. In this paper, we try to explain the origin of the networked business from three different, but related, perspectives: resource dependence, transaction cost ...

  3. Aligning the Core Business Area Behavior with Non-Core Business Area Behavior by Synchronizing Business Operations with Accounting Records, using a Business Process Management System

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    Cornel VINTILA; Adela CORNESCU; Sorina COSTIN

    2011-01-01

    This article aims at establishing the context in which a finite repository of business processes executed within an enterprise can automatically generate manageable transactions, and after that registered and preserved in accounting records. Typically, the actual enterprise software architecture starting from a sum of functionalities, can be perceived as an accumulation of graphical user interfaces, driven by business logic and storing relevant information in a database. The To Be enterprise ...

  4. Developments in Business Intelligence Software

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    Williams, Zhanna Abzaltynova & Janice

    2009-01-01

    Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data for the purpose of helping enterprise users make better business decisions. The term implies having a comprehensive knowledge of all of the factors that affect your business. It is imperative that you have an in depth knowledge about factors such as your customers, competitors, business partners, economic environment, and internal operations to make effective ...

  5. Social Business Transformation through Gamification

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    Jitendra Maan

    2013-01-01

    Being an emerging business practice, gamification is going to the mainstream to enable and transform social business initiatives across enterprises. With the consistent focus on customer behavior and experience, there is a paradigm shift in thinking about how Gamification and Social initiatives together help to increase the engagement level of knowledge worker, yielding better business results. Business scenarios for gamification are wide spread ranging from customer service and support to co...

  6. Building the Foundations and Enterprise Capabilities for Digital Leadership

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    El Sawy, Omar; Kræmmergaard, Pernille; Amsinck, Henrik;

    2015-01-01

    -and-mortar companies to be competitively successful in this new dynamic environment, a major organizational transformation for digitalization is needed and critical. While such transformations are not unusual, it is less clear how an enterprise can effectively build the foundations and nurture the path to enterprise...... digital leadership as they undergo large organizational transformations and position themselves for the future. We define digital leadership for the enterprise as doing the right things for the strategic success of digitalization for the enterprise and its business ecosystem. How does an enterprise...... develop the internal capabilities for digital leadership in organizational transformation? What are the requisite digitalization moves around products, in marketing, with partners, within the enterprise business areas, and within the IT organization? How do these digitalization moves help enterprises...

  7. 基于业务流程的油田企业管控体系整合研究%A Study of the Management and Control System Integration in Oilfield Enterprises Based on Business Process

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    柳海; 钟晓虎; 刘策; 黄毅; 高志谦; 梁桥

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, Chinese enterprises have introduced the quality management and control system, HSE management and internal control system. But there are still many problems, such as the leading agency of the management system only for its own business, repeated files and process records in different management systems, the different requirements of job responsibilities among management systems, multi-management systems required for repeated supervisions and audition and so on. Therefore, we should integrate enterprise's management and control systems from four aspects, the unity of business processes and management and control systems, the basic pattern of management and control system integration, the implementation approach of management and control system integration, the internal application and external audition of the management and control system after integration.%当前,中国石油企业相继引入质量管理、HSE管理和内部控制体系,但还存在各管理体系牵头机构各自为政、管理体系间文件和过程记录重复、各管理体系对岗位职责标准要求不一、多管理体系所需的监督及审核次数多等问题。因此,应从业务流程与管控体系的统一、管控体系整合的基本模式、管控体系整合的实现途径、管控体系整合后的内部应用及外审应对四个方面对企业管控体系进行整合。

  8. Model-Driven Process Design : Aligning Value Networks, Enterprise Goals, Services and IT Systems

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    Perjons, Erik

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of business-IT alignment is to optimise the relation between business and IT in order to maximise the business value of IT. Successful business-IT alignment can be enabled by business processes and e-processes functioning as adaptive mediators between business and IT systems. Business processes are the ways actors work in enterprises and collaborate in value networks, while e-processes support a flexible flow of information between IT systems and business processes. The overall go...

  9. Investigation of Segregated Business Ethics Elements Influence on Results of Service Enterprises Activity Verslo etikos elementų įtakos paslaugų įmonės veiklos rezultatams analizė

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    Kristina Luebcke

    2011-02-01

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    The article deals with interaction of segregated business ethics elements with service enterprises activity. To discover the interaction, business ethics has been differentiated to segregated elements and the influence of the segregated elements for main indexes of enterprises competitiveness discovered by correlation coefficients. Effective mana-gement is inseparable from ethics. The organization of ethical training in the company cannot just “wake” ethical awareness, and also of targeted individuals to shape their activities on matter-of-fact ethical justification, as modern ethics code object principles can be implemented not only for ethical training for staff, but also involving them in the company’s code of ethics for development. The study showed that in Lithuania, so far, very few companies have their own ethic codes and employees not only do not participate in the production, but also little wise twig about their purpose. Calculations showed, that business ethics have direct impact on the corporate profits, it is clear that ethics is only an aid in order to achieve its goal. Although the overall company’s revenue per year has increased substantially, ethical behavior may in itself be evocative. The strongest influence discovered was: commitment compliance with sales results, profit growth, and installation rates of innovations; guarantee of the reliable service information about earnings; infor-mation security assurance and leadership style for company’s image. Also, some problems of implementation of business ethics at service enterprises were discovered.

    Keywords: business ethics, business ethics elements, profit, the service company

  10. On Social Responsibilities of Enterprises from the Perspective of Business Ethics%经济伦理与企业的社会责任

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    屈晓婷; 李效东

    2007-01-01

    随着中国市场经济体系的建构,经济伦理学(Business Ethics)作为责任、公平、公正等概念在经济领域的伦理反映,为学术界、企业界提供了全新的观点框架和价值意识.本文通过对企业"非道德性神话"所映射出的资本主义社会道德责任的评析,用马克思主义辨证唯物论的视角,说明社会经济关系对企业社会责任的决定作用.

  11. 基于利益相关者管理的企业社会责任研究%Study of the Social Responsibility of Business Enterprises Based on the Stakeholder Theory

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    王燕

    2015-01-01

    利益相关者管理是理解企业责任的最一般的方法。也即是说,这种管理模式本身就是社会责任的根源。本文从伦理学的视角来审视和分析利益相关者管理理论,得出了基于利益相关者理论的企业社会责任是包括经济责任、法律责任、道德责任在内的具有层次性一种综合责任。从理论上理顺企业为什么要承担社会责任,在什么程度上承担社会责任,使企业承担社会责任得到合理的论证。%Stakeholder Management Model is the resource of social responsibility.When business enterprises are pursuing economic benefits,a variety of interest relationships are formed inevitably,which reflect ethical rela-tionship.The values which Stakeholder Management Theory contains reflect the concept of corporate social respon-sibility.

  12. 电子商务企业内控环境与风险变化%The Changes of the Environment and Risks in the Internal Control in the Electronic Business Enterprise

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    张慧旖

    2013-01-01

    Today information technology develops rapidly,the process of economic globalization is speeding up,the electronic business enterprise’s internal control environment and risk also changed,the internal control of the enterprise needs to establish and perfect the internal control system,to improve the quality of the staff,to establish a comprehensive risk and significant risk management in order to improve the internal control effectiveness.%  信息技术发展飞速的今天,经济全球化进程加快,而电子商务企业的内控环境和环境风险也发生了变化,企业内部控制亟需建立和完善自身的内部控制制度、提高员工的素质、建立全面风险管理和重要风险管理来提高内部控制的有效性。

  13. Study of the Social Responsibility of Business Enterprises Based on the Stakeholder Theory%基于利益相关者管理的企业社会责任研究

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    王燕

    2015-01-01

    利益相关者管理是理解企业责任的最一般的方法。也即是说,这种管理模式本身就是社会责任的根源。本文从伦理学的视角来审视和分析利益相关者管理理论,得出了基于利益相关者理论的企业社会责任是包括经济责任、法律责任、道德责任在内的具有层次性一种综合责任。从理论上理顺企业为什么要承担社会责任,在什么程度上承担社会责任,使企业承担社会责任得到合理的论证。%Stakeholder Management Model is the resource of social responsibility.When business enterprises are pursuing economic benefits,a variety of interest relationships are formed inevitably,which reflect ethical rela-tionship.The values which Stakeholder Management Theory contains reflect the concept of corporate social respon-sibility.

  14. An analysis of marketing mix elements in the business of small and medium enterprises dealing with NWFPs in the statistical region of Belgrade

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    Keča Ljiljana

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-wood forest products (NWFPs appear as a raw material base for a range of final products used in the pharmaceutical industry, food industry, etc. In addition, along with the expansion of organic production, the importance of the NWFPs market has drastically increased, both at the regional and international levels. The aim of this paper is the analysis of selected marketing mix elements (product, price, promotion and distribution in small and medium enterprises engaged in the purchasing, processing and marketing of NWFPs in the statistical region of Belgrade. The purpose of this research is to highlight the potential of NWFPs in commercial terms, on the basis of the knowledge obtained. The research object is the volume of purchase and marketing of the most important NWFPs in domestic and foreign markets. The research is based on a time series analysis through trend formulation, as well as the analysis of the selected marketing mix elements. An increase in the purchase of raw products can be observed over a six-year period, as a result of the enhancement in the purchase of forest fruits, while the purchase volume of other products remains largely the same. When product placement on the domestic market is concerned, an increase in the purchase of products can be observed, particularly in the last three years of the observation period, as a result of the increased placement of forest fruits on the market, while other products are subject to less fluctuation. The most common products in the statistical region of Belgrade are medicinal herbs, forest fruits and mushrooms. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. EVBR 37008: Održivo gazdovanje ukupnim potencijalima šuma u Republici Srbiji i br. TP 31041: Šumski zasadi u funkciji povećanja pošumljenosti Srbije

  15. ADaPPT: Enterprise Architecture Thinking for Information Systems Development

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    Hanifa Shah

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Enterprises have architecture: whether it is visible or invisible is another matter. An enterprises' architecture determines the way in which it works to deliver its business objectives and the way in which it can change to continue to meet its evolving business objectives. Enterprise architectural thinking can facilitate effective strategic planning and information systems development. This paper reviews enterprise architecture (EA and its concepts. It briefly considers EA frameworks. It describes the ADaPPT (Aligning Data, People, Processes and Technology EA approach as a means to managing organisational complexity and change. Future research directions are discussed.

  16. A strategic analysis of Business Objects' portal application

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    Kristinsson, Olafur Oskar

    2007-01-01

    Business Objects is the leading software firm producing business intelligence software. Business intelligence is a growing market. Small to medium businesses are increasingly looking at business intelligence. Business Objects' flagship product in the enterprise market is Business Objects XI and for medium-size companies it has Crystal Decisions. Portals are the front end for the two products. InfoView, Business Objects portal application, lacks a long-term strategy. This analysis evaluates...

  17. Assessment of Enterprise Information Security : How to make it Credible and Efficient

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    Johansson, Erik

    2005-01-01

    Information is an important business asset in today’s enterprises. Hence enterprise information security is an important system quality that must be carefully managed. Although enterprise information security is acknowledged as one of the most central areas for enterprise IT management, the topic still lacks adequate support for decision making on top-management level. This composite thesis consists of four articles which presents the Enterprise Information Security Assessment Method (EISAM),...

  18. The quest towards a winning Enterprise 2.0 collaboration technology adoption strategy

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    Robert Louw; Jabu Mtsweni

    2013-01-01

    Although Enterprise 2.0 collaboration technologies present enterprises with a significant amount of business benefits; enterprises are still facing challenges in promoting and sustaining end-user adoption. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic review on Enterprise 2.0 collaboration technology adoption models, challenges, as well as to provide emerging statistic approaches that purport to address these challenges. The paper will present four critical Enterprise 2.0 adoption elem...

  19. Family governance practices and teambuilding : Paradox of the enterprising family

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    Berent-Braun, M.M.; Uhlaner, L.M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores the relationship between family governance practices and financial performance of the business and family assets of business-owning families. A business-owning family that shares a focus on preserving and growing wealth as a family is defined as the enterprising family. Results o

  20. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND E-BUSINESS STRATEGY

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    Vrček, Neven; Brumec, Josip; Kermek, Dragutin

    2002-01-01

    Frequent changes of modern technologies combined with speed and continuous evolution of electronic business present significant problem for the enterprise. Such fast flow of changes suggests business concepts almost contradictory with strategic approach to management and information system development. The proponents of this business philosophy argue that strategic approach is not suitable in modern, fast changing, conditions. The most important attribute they give to the new enterprise is ag...

  1. SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT POLICY IN LATVIA

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    Šneidere, Ruta; Būmane, Inga

    2016-01-01

    Economic growth is the important factor for improving competitiveness and to ensure the availability of financial resources at all stages of business development. The authors explore European Union activities to promote the development of small and medium enterprises, the Latvian business environment, the regulatory framework, the accounting regulatory framework for small and medium enterprises. The research study included an assessment of the business environment in the international context...

  2. A Comparative Study of Accounting Entities Under Different Business Organizations

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    LUO Hong-lan; XU Guo-xin; FAN Jin

    2001-01-01

    In terms of accounting, all types of business enterprises regardless of their organizational form are separate accounting entities. But different types of organization forms entail remarkable differences in the establishments, legal positions, liabilities, taxation obligations and accounting practices of the business enterprises as accounting entities. A good knowledge of such difference is beneficial to the promotion of the development of all types of business enterprises in China.

  3. The Second International Workshop on Enterprise Security

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    Chang, Victor; Ramachandran, Muthu; Yen, Neil N; Walters, Robert; Wills, Gary

    2015-01-01

    Welcome to our second international workshop on Enterprise Security as part of CloudCom 2015, Vancouver, Canada, November 30-December 3, 2015. The first international workshop held in Singapore has been a major success since then we have achieved greater team activities, research, and international collaborations as the major and significant outcome of our first workshop on this topic. Enterprise Security involves all business, products, governments, organization, and their contractors. This ...

  4. Social Responsibility of Hospitality Industry Enterprises

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    Nuray Türker; Mehmet Uçar

    2013-01-01

    The main aim of this study is to determine the views of employees and managers working at the hospitality industry in Safranbolu towards the social responsibility of tourism enterprises, social responsibility activities carried out by the hotel enterprises, and their views on the advantages and contributions of social responsibility projects to the hotel business. This study will make contributions to the related literature on social responsibility at the hospitality industry by means of i...

  5. Management of competitive intelligence in Latvia enterprises

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    Cekuls, Andrejs

    2012-01-01

    The Doctoral Theses are dedicated to analyzes of competitive intelligence management. The author works out the qualitative study and quantitative study, analysing the practice of competitive intelligence in Latvian enterprises. When analysing the study results, the author evaluates the competitive intelligence process in the business environment of Latvia, works out the competitive intelligence model at the large and medium Latvian enterprises, as well as on the basis of the study resul...

  6. Enterprise Statistics - at a Glance, 2006

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    2007-01-01

    The Enterprise Statistics at a Glance 2006 brings together data from a number of publications from Forfás, the Central Statistics Office and other bodies. It contains a summary of statistics on a number of areas relevant to the performance of the Irish enterprise sector: Irish employment and output; Ireland’s international trade in goods and services; Inward and outward foreign direct investment flows; and Business R&D and innovation.

  7. Enterprise Statistics at a Glance, 2009

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    2009-01-01

    "Enterprise Statistics at a Glance 2009" brings together data from publications by Forfás, the Central Statistics Office, Eurostat and other bodies. It contains a summary of statistics on a number of areas relevant to the performance of the Irish enterprise sector including the general economic context; economy expenditure, value added and output; Ireland’s international trade in goods and services; inward and outward foreign direct investment stocks and flows; and business R&D and innovation...

  8. Enterprise Statistics -at a Glance, 2008

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    2008-01-01

    Enterprise Statistics at a Glance 2008 brings together data from various Forfás publications, and from the Central Statistics Office and other bodies in a single, accessible format. It presents statistics on areas relevant to the performance of the Ireland’s enterprise sector: employment and output; international trade in goods and services; inward and outward foreign direct investment flows; and business R&D and innovation. Altogether, the statistics in this booklet highlight some of the key...

  9. EDOC: meeting the challenges of enterprise computing

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    Hung, P.C.K.; Sinderen, van, Marten

    2005-01-01

    An increasing demand for interoperable applications exists, sparking the real-time exchange of data across borders, applications, and IT platforms. To perform these tasks, enterprise computing now encompasses a new class of groundbreaking technologies such as Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA); business process integration and management; and middleware support, like that for utility, grid, peer-to-peer, and autonomic computing. Enterprise computing also influences the proce...

  10. Enterprise Surveys : Lithuania Country Profile 2013

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    World Bank; International Finance Corporation

    2014-01-01

    The country profile for Lithuania is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank in 2013. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the decisions of firms to invest. These factors can be accommodating or constraining and play an important role in whether a country will prosper or not. An accommodating business environment is one that encourages f...

  11. The adoption of social enterprise software

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    Engelstätter, Benjamin; Sarbu, Miruna

    2011-01-01

    Social enterprise software is a highly promising software application for firms, though it is still in an infancy state. It offers rapid real-time information transfer based on business collaboration tools or instant messaging. The software collects and processes customer data from surveys, consumer feedback, reviews, blogs or social networks. This enables firms to build up detailed customer profiles potentially anticipating upcoming trends. We analyze the determinants of social enterprise so...

  12. Natural Language Access to Enterprise Data

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    Waltinger, Ulli; Siemens AG; Tecuci, Dan; Siemens Corporation; Olteanu, Mihaela; Siemens AG; Mocanu, Vlad; Siemens AG; Sullivan, Sean; Siemens Energy Inc.

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes USI Answers — a natural language question answering system for enterprise data. We report on the progress towards the goal of offering easy access to enterprise data to a large number of business users, most of whom are not familiar with the specific syntax or semantics of the underlying data sources. Additional complications come from the nature of the data, which comes both as structured and unstructured. The proposed solution allows users to express questions in natura...

  13. Enterprise Surveys : Vietnam Country Profile 2009

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    World Bank; International Finance Corporation

    2010-01-01

    The country profile for Vietnam is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank in 2009. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the decisions of firms to invest. These factors can be accommodating or constraining and play an important role in whether a country will prosper or not. An accommodating business environment is one that encourages fir...

  14. Russian Enterprises and Company Law in Transition

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    Nysten-Haarala, S.

    2001-01-01

    Privatization and company law have been the most important instruments of transforming Russian enterprises. State enterprises have been privatized and modern company law governs how they function, but privatized companies have not changed their business culture. Privatization did not divide management and ownership and did not create efficient stock markets to monitor managers. Managers were able to keep their authoritarian methods inherited from socialist management and rent-seeking in the a...

  15. Enterprise Surveys : Peru Country Profile 2010

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    World Bank; International Finance Corporation

    2011-01-01

    The country profile for Peru is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank in 2010. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the decisions of firms to invest. These factors can be accommodating or constraining and play an important role in whether a country will prosper or not. An accommodating business environment is one that encourages firms ...

  16. Enterprise sector

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    Dušek, Libor; Hanousek, Jan; Kočenda, Evžen; Ortmann, Andreas; Ostatnický, M.; Sklenář, P.; Svítková, K.; Vychodil, O.

    Praha : CERGE UK, 2004 - (Dušek, L.; Jurajda, Š.), s. 42-52 ISBN 80-7343-008-8 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117; GA ČR GA402/04/0167; GA MŠk ME 595 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7085904 Keywords : enterprise sector Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/books/pdf_0304/V.pdf

  17. Adoption of Enterprise Resource planning system in an organization

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    Hu, Min

    2014-01-01

    An enterprise resource planning system is now necessary for every enterprise. ERP can be used in core process to solve lots of management issues. It is useful for the management of small, normal and big enterprise. Therefore, it can be used by all business enterprise. EVEBIT is a small-size software enterprise in China with branch office in HUBEI and WUHAN of China. EVEBIT won the Chinese software market because they never stop improving their ERP system to bring better services to their cust...

  18. COMPREHENSIVE MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK FOR ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES

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    Shantanu K. Dixit

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Enterprise Architecture defines the overall form and function of systems across an enterprise involving the stakeholders and providing a framework, standards and guidelines for project-specific architectures. Project-specific Architecture defines the form and function of the systems in a project or program, within the context of the enterprise as a whole with broad scope and business alignments. Application-specific Architecture defines the form and function of the applications that will be developed to realize functionality of the system with narrow scope and technical alignments. Because of the magnitude and complexity of any enterprise integration project, a major engineering and operations planning effort must be accomplished prior to any actual integration work. As the needs and the requirements vary depending on their volume, the entire enterprise problem can be broken into chunks of manageable pieces. These pieces can be implemented and tested individually with high integration effort. Therefore it becomes essential to analyze the economic and technical feasibility of realizable enterprise solution. It is difficult to migrate from one technological and business aspect to other as the enterprise evolves. The existing process models in system engineering emphasize on life-cycle management and low-level activity coordination with milestone verification. Many organizations are developing enterprise architecture to provide a clear vision of how systems will support and enable their business. The paper proposes an approach for selection of suitable enterprise architecture depending on the measurement framework. The framework consists of unique combination of higher order goals, non-functional requirement support and inputs-outcomes pair evaluation. The earlier efforts in this regard were concerned about only custom scales indicating the availability of a parameter in a range.

  19. New Generation of Social Enterprises

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    Persson, H. Thomas R.; Hafen, Niklas

    Retoy is a social enterprise dealing with the recycling of children´s toys while at the same teaching awareness about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Accordingly, Retoy aims to teach children about their rights and about sustainable consumption by giving them an opportunity to...... exchange toys with other children instead of buying new. The business idea is simple: it´s better for the environment if children recycle their toys instead of throwing them away....

  20. Location and the multinational enterprise

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    John Cantwell

    2009-01-01

    In the early development of the international business field, the focus of attention moved from the country level to the firm level, and interest in location issues declined. More recently, firm-based research has itself become increasingly concerned with the study of firm–location interactions. When examining two-way knowledge flows or spillovers between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and other actors in specific locations, the diversity or heterogeneity of firms matters, as does the diver...

  1. Virtual corporations, enterprise and organisation

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    Carmen RÃDUT

    2009-01-01

    Virtual organisation is a strategic paradigm that is centred on the use of information and ICT to create value. Virtual organisation is presented as a metamanagement strategy that has application in all value oriented organisations. Within the concept of Virtual organisation, the business model is an ICT based construct that bridges and integrates enterprise strategic and operational concerns. Firms try to ameliorate the impacts of risk and product complexity by forming alliances and partners...

  2. Comprehensive measurement framework for enterprise architectures

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    Dube, Mahesh R; 10.5121/ijcsit.2011.3406

    2011-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture defines the overall form and function of systems across an enterprise involving the stakeholders and providing a framework, standards and guidelines for project-specific architectures. Project-specific Architecture defines the form and function of the systems in a project or program, within the context of the enterprise as a whole with broad scope and business alignments. Application-specific Architecture defines the form and function of the applications that will be developed to realize functionality of the system with narrow scope and technical alignments. Because of the magnitude and complexity of any enterprise integration project, a major engineering and operations planning effort must be accomplished prior to any actual integration work. As the needs and the requirements vary depending on their volume, the entire enterprise problem can be broken into chunks of manageable pieces. These pieces can be implemented and tested individually with high integration effort. Therefore it bec...

  3. Spelling: A Fundamental Skill for Effective Business Communication.

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    Hulbert, Jack E.

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the importance of effective written communication to the successful management of business enterprises. Examines the significance of correct spelling and the development of spelling competence. (CT)

  4. IT based integration business processes

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    Radu Lixandroiu

    2006-01-01

    Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing represents the next revolution in the computing age. Web Services standardization will provide the means for P2P architecture to be broadly adopted by companies for enterprise and business-to-business application integration.

  5. System of Enterprise Reputation Management

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    Derevianko Olena. H.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The article offers a system of enterprise reputation management directed at increase of economic benefits from formation and maintenance of high reputation in the result of maximisation of the volume of the incoming cash flows of the enterprise and also their duration and stability. It proves that reputation management, which allows achievement of economic goals of the enterprise, should be directed at key groups of stakeholders: growth of products sales is ensured by consumers, growth of internal stability – by enterprise personnel, growth of external stability – by society, including authority bodies, growth of business value – by investors, owners and partners. The article describes components of the system of enterprise reputation management, the degree of development of which are determined by three vectors: interaction with stakeholders and level of their feedback: messaging, informing, convincing and attracting; activity of the used instruments of reputation management, regularity and intensity, and also quantitative indicators of their application within the framework of directions of the product PR, corporate PR and IR, internal PR, GR and PR-CSR; level of organisational pre-requisites (functional, system and strategic of the system of reputation management.

  6. Architecting mobile enterprise app: a modeling approach to adapt enterprise applications to the mobile

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    Dugerdil, Philippe

    2014-01-01

    Mobile business applications have become the trend of the day. However, studies suggest that most of the mobile business appli-cations so far are lightweight, consisting of a few thousand lines of code. Indeed, most of these mobile business apps are nothing more than specialized information query engines relying on the backend server to process the queries. However, we now see a trend toward making enterprise-size apps mobile . But if the "design while coding" approach may have worked for lim...

  7. Distributed aspect-oriented service composition for business compliance governance with public service processes

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    Wang, Ming Xue; Bandara, Kosala Yapa; Pahl, Claus

    2010-01-01

    Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) offers a technical foundation for Enterprise Application Integration and business collaboration through service-based business components. With increasing process outsourcing and cloud computing, enterprises need process-level integration and collaboration (process-oriented) to quickly launch new business processes for new customers and products. However, business processes that cross organisations’ compliance regulation boundaries are still unaddressed....

  8. Characteristics of In-Memory Business Intelligence

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    Mihaela-Laura IVAN

    2014-01-01

    Business Intelligence (BI) is an important key in the initiatives of many organizations. BI has developed over the years and the most businesses need to take it to the next level of maturity and improvement can be enabled by SAP HANA. In this paper I presented the evolution of Business Intelligence industry, what others capabilities enterprises still seek and how Business Warehouse on SAP Hana enable these needs. Also, the paper highlights that In-memory Business Intelligence is powerful than...

  9. Business process Innovation – The LEGO Case

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    Møller, Charles; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2006-01-01

    process innovation (BPI) in future organizations. This paper explores the applicability of one particular methodology for Business Process Innovation to deal with the challenge that the LEGO organization is facing with the alignment of their product development process and their supply chain. The paper......Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information...... infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of Enterprise Systems will increasingly be driven by business process models. Consequently process modelling and improvement will become vital for business...

  10. The Predictive Aspect of Business Process Intelligence

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    Pérez, Moisés Lima; Møller, Charles

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents the arguments for a research proposal on predicting business events in a Business Process Intelligence (BPI) context. The paper argues that BPI holds a potential for leveraging enterprise benefits by supporting real-time processes. However, based on the experiences from past...... business intelligence projects the paper argues that it is necessary to establish a new methodology to mine and extract the intelligence on the business level which is different from that, which will improve a business process in an enterprise. In conclusion the paper proposes a new research project aimed...

  11. The Development and Innovation of the School-enterprise Cooperation Course of Pharmacy Business and Management%校企合作课程《药店经营与管理》的开发与创新

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    吴锦

    2012-01-01

    《药店经营与管理》是药品经营与管理专业的核心课程,为药店相关工作和岗位提供系统全面的知识指导和技能培训,为学生走向就业奠定坚实的基础.在校企合作的大好背景下,课程负责人和课程组成员对课程进行了开发和创新,包括教学目标、教学内容、考核模式、教学方法、教学场所、教材.总结课程特色和创新点,可概括为“知识技能素质并重、岗位工作取舍内容、自我管理工学一体,过程考核综合评价”.%Pharmacy Business and Management is the core course of the professio-nal of Drag Supply and Management, providing systematic and comprehensive know-ledge and skills training for related job and post in pharmacy, laying a solid foundation of employment for the students. In the golden context of school-enterprise cooperation, course coordinator and team members develop and innovate on the course, including the teaching goals, teaching contents, teaching modes, teaching methods, teaching sites, teaching materials. Course characteristics and innovation can be summarized as "the quality of both knowledge and skills, the content from job, self-management and technology integration, comprehensive evaluation of the process of assessment."

  12. E-Business Transformation: An Analysis Framework Based on Critical Organizational Dimensions

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    ZENG Qingfeng; CHEN Wenbo; HUANG Lihua

    2008-01-01

    In the era of Internet economics, e-business has become one of the most important strategic factors for enterprise development, so theoretical systems are needed to help enterprises develop e-business transformation strategies. A review of enterprise transformation theory identified five critical organization dimensions of e-business transformation, corporate strategy and vision transformation, organizational structure, product and market transformation, business process transformation, and corporate culture transformation. An e-business transformation process model was developed based on the five dimensions. This model can help enterprises to more effectively implement e-business transformation strategies.

  13. DEVELOPING A MODEL FOR ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY

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    Peggy E Chaudhry; Sohail S. Chaudhry; RONALD REESE

    2011-01-01

    For many decades, organizations have implemented information systems for overseeing their business processes. These information systems have developed into what are known as enterprise information systems. Overall, a key part of establishing the enterprise information system in an organization is the development of security related protocol to administer these processes. In this paper, we an overview of the relevant literature on security policies within the context of enterprise information ...

  14. ITALIAN MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES AND THE FOURTH CAPITALISM

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    Schilirò, Daniele

    2012-01-01

    The work addresses the issue of Italian medium-sized enterprises of the fourth capitalism. The question is whether this business model is going to last and actually represent a new model for global competition. This contribution examines the features of the model of the medium industrial enterprise. It also investigates the performance of the Italian medium-sized enterprises, comparing with large companies. The analysis of the data, albeit at a descriptive level using data published by Mediob...

  15. INTEGRATION OF VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES USING SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE

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    Miladin Stefanovic; Slavko Arsovski; Snezana Nestic; Aleksandar Aleksic

    2009-01-01

    Virtual enterprise integration (VEI) is virtually the most critical success factor for making virtual enterprise (VE) a real, competitive, and widely implemented organizational an d management concept. One of possible approaches in virtual enterprise integration is employment of web services. In this paper we will present process-oriented approach for developing an SOA for VEI. The general assumption of suggested approach is that service oriented architecture is based on business service and ...

  16. Farm Enterprise Analysis: Has It Lost Its Usefulness?

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    Miller, Alan; Barnard, Freddie L.; Brown, Norman; Duckworth, Brenda; Wheeling, Barbara; Whittman, R.L. (Dick)

    2010-01-01

    Farm enterprise analysis is a term that has traditionally been used to describe the process of determining costs associated with farm business enterprises and enterprise profitability. A key challenge to those who would know their costs has been the lack of guidance on cost accounting principles and the application of those principles to agriculture. However, that recently changed with the publication of the Farm Financial Standards Council’s Management Accounting Principles for Agricultura...

  17. EMAIL ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION EXTRACTION FOR ENTERPRISE BENEFIT

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    Michal Laclavík; Štefan Dlugolinský; Martin Šeleng; Marcel Kvassay; Emil Gatial; Zoltán Balogh; Ladislav Hluchý

    2011-01-01

    In spite of rapid advances in multimedia and interactive technologies, enterprise users prefer to battle with email spam and overload rather than lose the benefits of communicating, collaborating and solving business tasks over email. Many aspects of email have significantly improved over time, but its overall integration with the enterprise environment remained practically the same. In this paper we describe and evaluate a light-weight approach to enterprise email communication analysis and ...

  18. Vztah Enterprise Architecture a strategického managementu

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    Vašíček, Václav

    2009-01-01

    Enterprise Architecture is so far the highest development step in IT's architectural description of enterprises. At the beginning, just technological architecture existed. However, with the quickly growing complexity of IT other domains occurred, that had to be described. Information or application architectures can serve as examples. IT then realized, that it needed to add to its IT architectures a business view and consequently the discipline Enterprise Architecture came into being. Strateg...

  19. AN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE AND POLICY IMPLICATION FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

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    Yoon-Doo Kim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study looked at the current status of Korean social enterprises and their problems and suggested governmental policy implications for enhancing the competitiveness of social enterprises. As the study methods, the current status of social enterprises was analyzed and performance of social enterprise support was examined and then policy implications for promoting the social enterprises were analyzed. First, the direction of governmental policy regarding the promotion of social enterprise should be converted into the ecosystem oriented or each business oriented getting out of the labor cost oriented and should emphasize on the follow up management and evaluation. Second, the certification program that bothers the expansion of social enterprises should be changed. That is, the government should change a policy into the direction that leaves the activities of social enterprise to the market function while easing the criteria of certification. Only by this, can more activities and job creation effects of social enterprise be expected. Third, the directions of governmental policies related to social entrepreneur fostering should be corrected and complemented. To resolve this so called problem, a standard model including the policy of standardized programs and contents for each business, type and local autonomous entity needs to be suggested. The educational programs and contents composed of such a standard model can enhance the professionalism and efficiency in social entrepreneur fostering. Finally the concept of social economy is needed to be more wide spread. That is, as a base of social enterprise activity, systematic and professional educational programs through university or graduate school are required. In Korea, for social enterprise to develop, excessive governmental involvement in the market should decrease. That is, the certification requirement for social enterprise should be eased much and a direct support for social enterprise should

  20. 制造型企业商业模式创新与经营绩效关系研究--基于双元能力的视角%Research on the Relationship of Business Model Innovation and Business Performance in Manufacturing Enterprises---Basing on the Perspective of Ambidextrous Competence

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    李巍

    2016-01-01

    The critical impacts of business model innovation (BMI) on business performance (BP) already arouse wide‐spread attention ,but the understanding on these relationships still need be deepened .On the perspective of ambidextrous competence ,this paper explores the internal relations of BM I and BP in manufacturing enterprises .Basing the empirical data collected from 192 manufacturing SMEs in China ,the findings show that efficiency centered BMI has an inverted U shaped relationship with BP because of efficiency boundary ,but novelty centered BMI has a U shaped relationship with BP on the account of novelty effects .Meanwhile ,the ambidextrous competence positively modulate the inverted U shaped re‐lationship of efficiency centered BMI and BP ,and the U shaped relationship of novelty centered BMI and BP .These con‐clusions deepen the comprehension on the relationship of BMI and BP ,and provide several managerial implications for manufacturing enterprises .%商业模式创新对经营绩效的积极效用得到了广泛关注,但对二者内在逻辑关系的认识仍需深化。基于双元能力视角,探讨制造型企业商业模式创新与经营绩效的内在联系,运用192家制造型中小企业数据分析发现,因效率边界作用,效率型商业模式创新与经营绩效呈倒 U型关系,而由于新颖效应,新颖型商业模式创新与经营绩效关系为 U 型;双元能力在效率型商业模式创新与经营绩效的倒 U 型关系,以及新颖型商业模式创新与经营绩效的 U 型关系中都发挥正向调节效应。