This book identifies and discusses the main challenges facing digital business innovation and the emerging trends and practices that will define its future. The book is divided into three sections covering trends in digital systems, digital management, and digital innovation. The opening chapters consider the issues associated with machine intelligence, wearable technology, digital currencies, and distributed ledgers as their relevance for business grows. Furthermore, the strategic role of data visualization and trends in digital security are extensively discussed. The subsequent section on digital management focuses on the impact of neuroscience on the management of information systems, the role of IT ambidexterity in managing digital transformation, and the way in which IT alignment is being reconfigured by digital business. Finally, examples of digital innovation in practice at the global level are presented and reviewed. The book will appeal to both practitioners and academics. The text is supported by informative illustrations and case studies, so that practitioners can use the book as a toolbox that enables easy understanding and assists in exploiting business opportunities involving digital business innovation.
The growth of new technologies, internet, virtualization, and the globalization of production and consumption has given focus on new marketing strategies in the cyber era. This has shaped a demand for an innovative conceptual framework for the marketing industry. Marketing in the Cyber Era: Strategies and Emerging Trends brings together best practices and innovative approaches for effective marketing in today’s economy. Stressing the importance of structure, strategy, leadership, and marketing in the Cyber Era; this book is a useful tool for upper-level students, researchers, academicians, professionals and practitioners, scientists, and executive managers of marketing in profit and non-profit organizations.
This handbook is a reference for those interested in information technologies and emerging management practices in China. The emphasis on information technologies and management provides a unique proposition and gives characteristics of flexibility and adoption to diverse audiences. The subject area is a combination of global information technology and management along with strategic management of IT. The handbook exploits state-of-the-art and emerging trends in theory and technology. This handbook is primarily designed for a professional and academic audience.
PURPOSE: The analysis of the literature shows that the attempts to conceptualize the strategic aspects of the network bring a significant impact on the development of research on organizational networks. This article aims to analyze the new trends in strategic management, and in particular on the possibility of exploring the network approach in strategic management, through the existing literature and the presentation of the new contributions of the following articles published in the current issue. METHODOLOGY: The article is descriptive in character; thus it is based on a literature review and its constructive critics. A narrative literature review was used to present the main assumptions and features of the network approach in strategic management, along with an indication of emerging trends and new directions. Also the identification of theoretical foundations for understanding the processes of strategic change in inter-organizational networks and the proposition of the way to understand network strategy were presented. FINDINGS: The research included in this issue shows that from a network perspective, business strategy plays an important role in guiding the development of individual relationships and networks. Exploring the network approach in strategic management allows one to adopt the category of network strategy, which can be described through the coexistence of cooperation and competition. IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE: Considerations lead to the conclusion that the business strategy must be expressed in terms of potential changes in the network in which the company operates, taking into account its current and selected position in the network. Despite the fact that the current state of research on organizational networks in the theory of strategic management shows that this approach is already quite well established, on the basis of the analysis of research results concerning the conceptualization of strategic aspects of the network, the existing problems and limitations were identified. ORIGINALITY AND VALUE: The main problems related to the exploration of the network approach and the resulting consequences for the definition of the network strategy were indicated. Also, the combination of an organizational and economic approach with the logic of competitive advantage and relational annuity. The demonstration that the network perspective in strategic management allows for a more complete understanding of the strategic behavior of modern enterprises. Keywords: network, network strategy, network approach, strategic management Table of Contents Network approaches and strategic management: Exploration opportunities and new trends 7 Beata Barczak, Tomasz Kafel, Pierpaolo Magliocca Networks and network strategies: New theorization based upon a systematic literature review 37 Rossella Canestrino, Amir Forouharfar Direct and moderation effects on U.S. apparel manufacturers’ engagement in network ties 67 Nancy J. Miller, Carol Engel-Enright, David A. Brown Mapping of a science and technology policy network based on social network analysis 115 Esmaeel Kalantari, Gholamali Montazer, Sepehr Ghazinoory Synergetic effects of network interconnections in the conditions of virtual reality 149 Kateryna Kraus, Nataliia Kraus, Olena Shtepa Complexity, continuity, and strategic management of buyer–supplier relationships from a network perspective 189 Martin Pech, Drahoš Vaněček, Jaroslava Pražáková Interfirm network structure and firm resources: Towards a unifying concept 227 Jesse Karjalainen, Aku Valtakoski, Ilkka Kauranen
This volume analyses the rising inclusion of new and emerging technologies in business. It measures the effectiveness and challenges of these tools in various aspects of strategy and decision making within small and big businesses. Businesses in the competitive market must be agile and innovative to drive growth and the inclusion of technology and reliance on data science for decision-making is fraught with its own set of challenges. Through various case studies and analysis of trends, the book explores diverse dimensions of decision science from a micro as well as macro perspective. It examines the function, management and implementation of new technologies, like big data and AI in business operations and infrastructure highlighting their practical applications as well as the barriers to their adoption. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of management studies, business management, financial management, business economics, international business, finance and marketing, development studies and economics. It will also interest policymakers and practitioners in the field.