It is now possible to gain competitive advantages based on consolidated R/3 system implementations. One of the most important optimisation aspects is a more consistent process integration in order to bring about fast, secure and cost effective business processes. This
This volume explores the role of territory in the creation, maintenance and extension of a new type of frontier, the electronic frontier, from a social and economic point of view. It departs from the earlier concepts of borders – state, social,
The book introduces tourism earth-science as a new scientific discipline by applying the principles of earth-science in the study of natural and human tourism resources. It involves studying the geo-scientific characteristics of these tourism resources through surveys, evaluation and aesthetic
This book presents an innovative and integrated approach to the theory and practice of corporate governance. Central to this approach is a set of instruments that can be used by boards to offer effective strategic direction and control to their
This edited two-volume collection presents the most interesting and compelling articles pertaining to the formulation of research methods used to study information systems from the 30 year publication history of the Journal of Information Technology (JIT).
How can business leaders make better production and capital investment decisions? How can Wall Street analysts improve their predictions of future stock market values? How can government improve macroeconomic forecasts and policies? In The Power of Profit, Anari and Kolari
Through research in the field of social care in six European Countries (France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain and the U.K.) the authors of this volume highlight the role of nonprofit and commercial organizations in the new "welfare mix systems"
This volume contains the genuine proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Strategic Approaches to the Assessment and Management of Manufacturing Technology Innovation, Bled, Slovenia, June 3-5, 1997. The word 'genuine' is used as the content of this book
This book provides a broad overview of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-supported innovation both on an evidence-based level, a theoretical and a methodological level. It presents multi-disciplinary perspectives on organizational innovation in enterprises and the public sector, and on
This book focuses on the need for organisations to develop beyond best practice, six sigma andlean manufacturing towards zero management learning organisations. It explains how this can be achieved utilising the twin dynamic of organisational learning and company wide knowledge
This book develops a systematic approach to the role of failure in innovation, using the laboratory notebooks of America's most successful inventor, Thomas Edison. It argues that Edison's active pursuit of failure and innovative uses of failure as a tool
This book offers a wealth of new views and interpretations of well-being in tourism, emphasizing the role that co-creation – the creation or enhancement of value through tourist engagement with tourism providers and other tourists – is increasingly playing in enriching tourist