Всего публикаций в данном разделе: 5
Опубликовано на портале: 11-12-2002Frank Brueck, Astrid Kainzbauer
When European managers of differing cultural backgrounds meet, they often have considerable difficulties when it comes to understanding one another. These cultural dissimilarities have a decidedly negative influence on their ability to collaborate.. The factor Culture can be especially disturbing when the acting persons are not aware of their cultural dissimilarities. Since the differences between Europeans are not as obvious as between Japanese and German businessmen, for example, people tend to neglect the influence of Culture in business relations in Europe. One innovative way of researching cultural differences is the Cultural Standard Method. It is based on a qualitative research approach and provides a tool for identifying cultural differences on a more subtle level. The purpose of this paper is to describe the cultural standards method as a tool for the comparison of European business cultures and to give examples of recent research results.
Опубликовано на портале: 05-01-2003Jan Grund, Bjorn Hennestad, Jon-Arild Johannesen, Agneta Karlsson, Johan Olaisen
The objective of this paper is to contribute to a perspective on economic performance; i.e. the interaction between norms specific to a company, the knowledge basis of the company and innovation. The main questions in this article are: What is the connection between norms specific to the company, the knowledge basis of the company and innovation? The main thesis in the article is that a companys capabilities are primarily developed on the basis of social norms and values already existing in the social relations of the company. This in turn influences how the company develops and applies the knowledge basis, thus influencing innovation strategies.
Опубликовано на портале: 05-01-2003Anne Kleemola
The aim of this study was to develop a methodology for companies operating in supplier networks that need improving and also for new ventures starting in the business that could find the competitive advantage of networking. This paper describes methods for developing a supplier network with the help of the strategic supply chain positioning matrix combined with the benchmarking process. The methodology is applicable both to mature existing companies and new ventures. In the implementation phase it is also possible to consider the view of several different stakeholders. The empirical results illustrate the applicability of the methodology in mature companies.
Опубликовано на портале: 05-01-2003Konstantinos C. Kostopoulos, Yiannis E. Spanos, Gregory P. Prastacos
Over the last years the resource-based view (RBV) of strategic management has attracted wide academic and managerial attention. Drawing on RBV literature, this paper analyses the interrelationships between RBV and organizational innovation. The authors examine those aspects of RBV that critically determine the firms capacity to innovate by integrating the relevant theoretical and empirical evidence. A number of contributions setting the ground for future empirical research are provided.
Organizational Improvisation: An Empirically-Based Exploration of an Innovative Management Concept [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 31-08-2003Miguel Pina e Cunha, Joao Vieira Da Cunha, Ken Kamoche
Drawing on a grounded theory research we present a model of organizational improvisation which asserts that this phenomenon is triggered by an unexpected important event brought about by a moderate level of turbulence, relying on a minimal structure and simple resources. The success of improvisation is shown to be affected by the level of equivocality and by the perceived level of task complexity, and results in increased group cohesiveness and faster and less costly future actions. In conclusion the authors argue in favor of a contingency view of organizational improvisation and contend that our model suggests the possibility of a dialectical approach to organizational improvisation.