eBook Small and Medium Enterprises: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466638877
  • ISBN-13: 9781466638877
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1762 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Provides a comprehensive collection of research on current technological developments and organizational perspectives on the scale of small and medium enterprises. This is a reference source suitable for professionals, practitioners, and academics interested in the growth and influence of small and medium businesses on the economy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories.
2: Framework Entrepreneurship Process.
3: Theoretical Foundations for Information Systems Success in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
4: SMEs, Institutions, and Performance.
5: Creativity in Action: Creative Multimedia SMEs in Manchester.
6: Consumer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Social Networks as Innovative Tools for Consumer Relationship Management.
7: SMEs and E-Business: Implementation, Strategies and Policy.
8: E-Procurement Process: Negotiation and Auction Approaches for SMEs.
9: SME as a Service.
10: Open Innovation in SMEs: From Closed Peripheries to Networked Paradigm.
11: Research and Practices on Open Innovation: Perspectives on SMEs.
12: An Agent-Based Operational Virtual Enterprise Framework Enabled by RFID.
13: An Exploratory Investigation of the Barriers to the Adoption of Open Source ERP by Belgian SMEs.
14: Development and Design Methodologies.
15: Theoretical Model for a Local Economy Open Innovation Program: A User Organization.
16: A Research Model for Open Innovation: Synthesizing Opportunities and Challenges Surrounding SMEs.
17: Open Innovation Strategies in SMEs: Development of a Business Model.
18: Championing SME eCollaboration.
19: Intermediary Design for Collaborative Ontology-Based Innovation Monitoring.
20: Adopting ICT in the Mompreneurs Business: A Strategy for Growth?.
21: Semantic Web Applications to Enhance the Market Opportunities of SMEs: The Case of NeP4B.
22: Risk-Off Method: Improving Data Quality Generated by Chemical Risk Analysis of Milk.
23: Structuring Knowledge for Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation through an Ontology.
24: ISMS Building for SMEs through the Reuse of Knowledge.
25: Model Suggestion for SMEs Economic and Environmental Sustainable Development.
26: Assessing Knowledge Assets in Renewable Energy SMEs in Scotland: A Methodological Framework.
27: Tools and Technologies.
28: Incorporating Qualitative Information for Credit Risk Assessment through Frequent Subtree Mining for XML.
29: A Benchmarking Study on Organizational Creativity Practices in High Technology Industries.
1: Tools and Technologies.
2: Interference Mitigation in Femtocell using Optimized Power Control.
3: ICT Mediated Value Chain for Managing Weavers' Livelihoods: A Case of Jaipur Rugs Company.
4: Perceived Benefits and Barriers of ICT Adoption among SMEs.
5: Promoting Competitive Advantage in Micro–Enterprises through Information Technology Interventions.
6: Mobile Information Communication Technologies and Construction Project Management: Indian Scenario Case Study.
7: Media Resource Adaptation for Multimedia Services and Streaming Media for Mobile Telephones.
8: SME Characteristics and the Use of the Internet to Expand the Scale and Geographic Scope of Sales: Evidence from the United Kingdom.
9: Specifications for a Website Audit Tool for Small Businesses.
10: Fault–Tolerant and Fail–Safe Design Based on Reconfiguration.
11: Prototyping Robotic Systems: Methodology and Case Studies.
12: Canadian Biotechnology Systems: The Stakeholders and the Institutional Infrastructure.
13: Utilization and Application.
14: SME Adoption and Use of ICT for Networked Trading Purposes: The Influence of Sector, Size and Age of Firm.
15: ICT Adoption in SME in an Arab GCC Country: Oman.
16: An Investigation into the Adoption and Implementation of Electronic Commerce in Saudi Arabian Small and Medium Enterprises.
17: E–Commerce Adoption in Nigerian Businesses: An Analysis Using the Technology–Organization–Environmental Framework.
18: An Eclectic Perspective on the Internationalization of Australian Mobile Services SMEs.
19: Marketing in SMEs: The Sales Process of SMEs on the Food and Drink Industry.
20: Euroalert.net: Aggregating Public Procurement Data to Deliver Commercial Services to SMEs.
21: The Case of a Portuguese Intermediary of Open Innovation: Inovamais.
22: Open Innovation in SMEs of Developing and Transitional Economies.
23: Open Innovation for Non–High–Tech SMEs: The Case of the Users Association of Advanced Technologies Program.
24: Mona El Fadly: Spinning Off the Supply Chain.
25: Building a Sustainable Regional Eco System for Green Technologies: Case of Cellulosic Ethanol in Oregon.
1: Utilization and Application.
2: Green Manufacturing Practices and Performance among SMEs: Evidence from a Developing Nation.
3: Operational Hedging Strategies to Overcome Financial Constraints during Clean Technology Start–Up and Growth.
4: Warehouse Financing Risk Analysis and Measurement with Case Study in Carbon Trading.
5: Organizational and Social Implications.
6: Green Supply Chain Management: Implications for SMEs.
7: SME Financial Management: A Risk Management Perspective.
8: Key Contracts Needed for SMEs Conducting E–Business: A Practical Guide from a UK Law Perspective.
9: EBusiness among Ethnic Minority Businesses: Ethnic Entrepreneurs' ICT Adoption and Readiness.
10: Black Economic Empowerment, ICT, and Preferential Public Procurement in South Africa.
11: The Effect of Gender on Associations between Driving Forces to Adopt ICT and Benefits Derived from That Adoption in Medical Practices in Australia.
12: Protected Health Information (PHI) in a Small Business.
13: SMEs E–Business Security Issues.
14: Sustainability for SMEs.
15: Preparing for Change: Leveraging Knowledge Activities to Enhance Organisational Preparedness in the Case of an Irish Software SME.
16: Global Innovators: How Open Innovation Serves Humanity.
17: Crowdsourcing in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
18: The Relevance of Customers as a Source of Knowledge in IT Firms.
19: Optimising Customers as Knowledge Resources and Recipients: Cases in Small to Medium Sized Software Enterprises.
20: Managerial Impact.
21: The Use of Collaborative Technologies Within SMEs in Construction: Case Study Approach.
22: The Role of the Consultant in Enterprise Development.
23: Network Perspective on Structures Related to Communities.
24: The Influence of Social Business Networks of Top Managers on the Financial Performance of UK Biopharmaceutical SMEs.
25: Knowledge Sharing among Employees in the Manufacturing SMEs.
26: Human Resource Management in SMEs: Action Referential Definition.
27: Behavioral Initiatives.
28: Socio–Technical Issues in Youth Employment in SMEs: The Case of the Furniture Sector in Turkey.
29: Copying with Dynamic Change: Collaborative Business Interfacing for SMEs under Intergated EOperations.
30: Strategies for Sustainable Succession Planning in Family Business.
1: Critical Issues.
2: Open Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges for SMEs.
3: Impact of SME Policies on Innovation Capabilities: The Turkish Case.
4: Rvolta, a Case for Open Innovation: How Can a SME Be Innovative in a Competitive Industrial Environment?.
5: Business Agility and Process Agility: How Do They Relate to Each Other?.
6: Internal Key Factor in the Export Performance of Spanish SMEs.
7: Reflecting on New Businesses Models for SMEs through Technological Application: Cases of E–Business in Brazil.
8: Collaborative Networks: Challenges for SMEs.
9: Why Select an Open Source ERP over Proprietary ERP? A Focus on SMEs and Supplier's Perspective.
10: Measuring Utilization of ERP Systems Usage in SMEs.
11: How can Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Innovation Enhance Enterprise Performance? Possible Pathways for the Romanian SMEs in the Context of the Global Economic Crisis.
12: Investigating the Impact of Entrepreneurship Online Teaching on Science and Technology Degrees on Students Attitudes in Developing Economies: The Case of Egypt.
13: How Do Professionals' Attitudes Differ between What Game–Based Learning Could Ideally Achieve and What Is Usually Achieved.
14: Emerging Trends.
15: Innovating Elite Undergraduate Education through Quality Continuous Improvement: A Learning Enterprise's E–Transformation Perspective.
16: Sources of Innovation and Success in the Food Service Industry.
17: Trends of Open Innovation in Developing Nations: Contexts of SMEs.
18: Resource Based Internationalization from Small Developing Countries: Towards a Phase Model of Internationalization.
19: Building Innovative Business Ideas in Small Business Enterprises: The Case of Bird ICT Company.
20: E–Novation and Start–Up Companies.
21: Challenges for Adoption of E–Procurement: An SME Perspective.
22: Next Generation Collaborative Information Platforms.
23: Web 2.0 and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs: How Egyptian Entrepreneurs Perceive and Exploit Web 2.0 Technologies.
24: Mining User–Generated Content for Social Research and Other Applications.
25: The Redefined Role of Consumer as a Prosumer: Value Co–Creation, Coopetition, and Crowdsourcing of Information Goods.