Utilizing Information Technology in Developing Strategic Alliances Among Organizations

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Martínez-Fierro, Salustiano
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Apr 30, 2006 - Business & Economics - 292 pages

Utilizing Information Technology in Developing Strategic Alliances Among Organizations deals with two important topics for a firm's competitiveness in the framework of the information society: alliance strategies and the role played by IT in alliances. While technical solutions to distance work abound, there is a lack of a strong and theoretically-grounded approach on how best to implement these solutions. This book offers a theoretical framework, allowing strategic alliance managers to implement the IT required in these alliances, supported by their work teams.

Utilizing Information Technology in Developing Strategic Alliances Among Organizations analyzes many important topics, such as: the development of global business-to-business electronic markets, and whether these markets are becoming a way of improving trust between organizations at an international level; problems in implementing interorganizational systems and their solutions; and how IT and alliance strategy are important both to multinational corporations and family firms, regardless of firm size.

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Salustiano Martínez-Fierro is lecturer at the University of Cadiz, Spain. His research focuses on strategic alliances and entrepreneurship. He received his Ph.D. in management from the University of Cadiz. His articles and papers have been published by Academy of Management Meetings, International Conference of Iberoamerican Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, Anales de Economía y Administracion de Empresas, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV), AEDEM and ACEDE Conferences, Meeting Luso-Espanholas de Gestao Científica. He has contributed to three books on strategic alliances and work values. He is member of the Entrepreneurial Session of ACEDE and AEDEM, and he participates in several Research Groups on Strategic Management and Human Resources and Creation of cultural firms . He is a member of Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor in Andalusia (Spain), which is part of the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) international project, developed by Babson College and the London Business School. He was reviewer of the ACEDE Conference on 2003 and 2005, and 4th International Meetings of Iberoamerican Academy of Management.

Jose-Aurelio Medina-Garrido is lecturer at the University of Cadiz, Spain. His research interests include the enabling role of information systems for strategic networks, and dynamic capabilities development. He was Visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK) and at Real Colegio Complutense in Harvard (MA, USA), has contributed to several books on IT, and published articles and papers in: International Journal of Information Technology, Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, the International Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy (University of Surrey), European Academy of Management International Conference, and the AEDEM and ACEDE Conferences. He is a member of Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor in Andalusia (Spain), which is part of the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) international project, developed by Babson College and the London Business School. He participates in several Research Groups on Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Change , Strategic Management and Human Resources , and Creation of cultural firms . Dr Medina-Garrido has been a consultant for several firms.

Jose Ruiz-Navarro is Professor of Management and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Cadiz (Spain). He has been visiting professor at Purdue University Kranner School of Management. Dr Ruiz-Navarro has been a consultant for the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Cadiz, as well as for the following industries: automotive (Ford), aeronautic (Construcciones Aeronauticas, now EADS), food, and shipping. He has been CEO at ZUR (a Promotion Office of the Spanish Ministry of Industry), Gestion 1 (Consultancy), Free Zone Port of Cadiz, INI (Spanish Industrial Public Holding), and Astilleros Españoles, S.A. (Shipyard Industry). His articles and conferences have been published by: Long Range Planning, Eastern Academy of Management, International Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy (University of Surrey), EGOS (European Group of Organizational Studies), Strategic Management Society, Conference of Management and Organizational Cognition, and Strategic Management Journal. He is an Expert Evaluator of the European Commission DG XII. He was reviewer of the International Congress of Academy of Management - Organization and Management Theory Division, 2000; Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 1999; I, II & III Workshops on Human Resources and Strategy (Spain); and Revista Europea de Direccion y Economia de la Empresa. [Editor]

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