Innovations in SMEs and Conducting E-Business: Technologies, Trends and Solutions: Technologies, Trends and Solutions

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Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
Business Science Reference, Jun 30, 2011 - Business & Economics - 406 pages

Electronic business (E-Business) plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. E-Business is not exclusive for large enterprises. It propels productivity and competitiveness and is accessible to all enterprises, and sophisticated systems like E-Marketplaces act as business integrators, potentiating business opportunities for both buyers and sellers.

Innovations in SMEs and Conducting E-Business: Technologies, Trends and Solutions discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and solutions related to electronic business adoption with a special focus on SME while providing researchers, scholars, and professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and discussions of E-Business challenges, impacts and opportunities under the social, managerial and organizational dimensions.

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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.

Joo Varajo is professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Trs-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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