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Organisations are increasingly investing in complex technological innovations such as enterprise information systems with the aim of improving the operations of the business, and in this way gaining competitive advantage. However, the implementation of technological innovations tends to have an...
The purpose of this paper is to gain a better understanding of the types of relational capabilities supply chain participants develop to enable ongoing supply chain innovation capacity building that produces improved business outcomes. This is exploratory research using qualitative data gathered...
Supply chain organisations realise that closer, long-term relationships are fundamental to management success and these are in importance in today's dynamic and complex business world. Supply chain researchers (Cooper et al., 1997; Golicic, Foggin and Mentzer, 2003) agree that in many instances, not...
This paper develops an improved understanding of strategic planning for economic development eforts by challenging what it is actually and what contribution it makes to regional activities. To achieve this, the paper discusses a current case study research project that explores how well regional...
Value chains are increasingly characterised by globalisation, customer responsiveness, channel integration and advances in ICT. Firms are aware of the growing importance in exploiting the competencies of their suppliers and customers in order to increase value. This research adopts a framework...
This study investigates whether factors within transaction cost economics such as information asymmetry influence inter-firm relationships. The research proposes that when factors such as high levels of information sharing is present; firms are more likely to engage in more complex relationships...
Purpose - The purpose of this study is to examine the issues relating to recruiting highly skilled managerial and professional staff experienced by multinational companies (MNCs) manufacturing in six Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand....
In today?s highly challenging business environment, an innovative and systemic approach is imperative to survival and growth. Organisational integration and technological integration, are often seen as a catalyst of change that could lead to significant improvements in organisations. The levels...
Organisations are increasingly investing in complex technological innovations such as enterprise information systems with the aim of improving the operations of the business, and in this way gaining competitive advantage. However, the implementation of technological innovations tends to have an...
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are constantly confronting formidable and competitive challenges. In their midst, to stay abreast of larger firms or international markets, a small number is still able to insulate themselves fromthe pervasive effects of competition, technology advancement and...