E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies

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Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
IGI Global, Dec 31, 2010 - Business & Economics - 364 pages
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Electronic business plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services and payments.

E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies explores the relevance and impact of enterprise competitiveness, its role in the support of new organizational models, and its drivers and barriers to e-business development, as well as the presentation of state-of-the-art enabling technologies. This book provides researchers, scholars, and professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and discussions in the e-business discipline.

 

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Contents

SMEs and EBusiness
1
Strategic EBusiness IT Alignment for SME Competitiveness
23
SME Managers Required Entrepreneurship and Business Competences
42
Preparing for Change
50
Business Agility and Process Agility
71
EProcurement Process
90
WellBeing and EBusiness as an Influential Innovation
113
Copying with Dynamic Change
136
ESourcing Electronic Platforms in Real Business
185
Search Engine Marketing in Small and Medium Companies
206
Information and Technology Management ITM
222
ECommerce Penetration in the SADC Region
235
Conservation of Information and eBusiness Success and Challenges
254
The Diffusion of Internet Technology in Rural Minnesota
270
Compilation of References
289
About the Contributors
316

SME Adoption and Use of ICT for Networked Trading Purposes
149
Collaborative Networks
169

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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates on international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Board and Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.

João Varajão is professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Information Systems management, project management and software engineering. He also supervises several Msc and PhD projects in the domain of Information Systems management, Information Systems outsourcing and e-business. He earned his PhD and MSc from the University of Minho. His scientific interests include Information Systems management, chief Information Systems profession, enterprise Information Systems and project management. He has over 200 publications, including books, book chapters, refereed publications and communications at international conferences. He serves as associate editor and member of editorial board for international journals and has served in several scientific committees of international conferences. He is founder and co-chair of CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems. [Editor]

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