Controlling Collaboration between Firms

Controlling Collaboration between Firms
Author: Angelo Ditillo,Ariela Caglio
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780080941509
ISBN 13: 0080941508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shows how accounting information and control mechanisms are used in decision-making, planning and control at an inter-organizational level and how accounting tools and techniques may support the development and management of external relationships with strategic partners. In "global companies" the use of management control mechanisms has increasingly become decentralised from the management accounting department, this book covers these issues. In all functional areas (marketing, operations, human resources, etc.), those who are expected to be able to analyse and interpret accounting information collected from external partners, have to exercise cost control to ensure that profit targets are achieved and understand. • to understand the nature of collaborative partnerships and illustrate the variables that explain the choice of different control modes in the various contexts of cooperation; • to describe the characteristics of management accounting mechanisms for cross-boundary settings, such as collaborative programmes and budgets, inter-firm performance measurement systems and inter-organisational cost management techniques; • to describe empirical evidence on control choices, management accounting practices and on management accountants’ roles in collaborative relationships; • to present a framework of control patterns and specific Accounting Information Network (AIN) configurations that provide some novel theoretical insights on inter-organisational accounting and control and some guidance to practitioners operating in inter-firm collaborative settings.

Non Proliferation Export Controls

Non Proliferation Export Controls
Author: Daniel Joyner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351914413
ISBN 13: 9781351914413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the Multilateral Non-Proliferation Export Control system and the national and international context within which it functions. Key features: "

Accounting for the Environment

Accounting for the Environment
Author: Martin Freedman,Bikki Jaggi
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN 10: 1781903042
ISBN 13: 9781781903049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management aims to enhance the understanding of global environmental issues and improve environmental performance and disclosures.

Collaborative Value Creation

Collaborative Value Creation
Author: Hady Farag
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2009-06-12
ISBN 10: 3790821454
ISBN 13: 9783790821451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collaboration plays an important role in the early development of com- nies. Among others, they provide opportunities to combine complementary resources, develop additional competencies, and generate valuable signals for investors. They are particularly important for biotechnology firms, whose resource base often is not sufficient to realize the market potential of their R&D findings. Strategic alliances thus are an integral part of the business model of most biotechnology companies, but their economic re- vance is not yet fully understood, since research has thus far neglected most industry-specific drivers of alliance value. Based on an event study, Hady Farag analyzes the capital-market re- tion to alliance-related news announcements and assesses their complex - fects on company value. In this regard, the present work represents the first comprehensive study of European biotechnology alliances. In addition to this unique database, the research approach and techniques in sample - lection, econometric and cross-sectional analyses are state-of-the-art. The author develops and empirically tests an integrative dynamic model of collaborative value drivers. These reflect the specific characteristics of biotechnology firms and biotechnology alliances. Moreover, the work - tends to so far entirely unresearched dynamic aspects of alliances, such as the value of contractual flexibilities, the impact of environmental unc- tainty, and the evolution of alliances over time. Overall, Hady Farag’s work underscores the need to consider pluralistic influences on the value of collaborative ventures.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems
Author: Michael A. Witt,Gordon Redding
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 0191626554
ISBN 13: 9780191626555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism " (VOC) and "comparative business systems " fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 32 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.

Open Innovation

Open Innovation
Author: Henry Chesbrough,Wim Vanhaverbeke,Joel West
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-01-17
ISBN 10: 0191622729
ISBN 13: 9780191622724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Open Innovation describes an emergent model of innovation in which firms draw on research and development that may lie outside their own boundaries. In some cases, such as open source software, this research and development can take place in a non-proprietary manner. Henry Chesbrough and his collaborators investigate this phenomenon, linking the practice of innovation to the established body of innovation research, showing what's new and what's familiar in the process. Offering theoretical explanations for the use (and limits) of open innovation, the book examines the applicability of the concept, implications for the boundaries of firms, the potential of open innovation to prove successful, and implications for intellectual property policies and practices. The book will be key reading for academics, researchers, and graduate students of innovation and technology management.

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations
Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN 10: 0191651494
ISBN 13: 9780191651496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.

Strategy Control and Competitive Advantage

Strategy  Control and Competitive Advantage
Author: Erik Jannesson,Fredrik Nilsson,Birger Rapp
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2013-10-25
ISBN 10: 3642391346
ISBN 13: 9783642391347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How should firms’ control systems be designed and used to formulate and implement strategies that will contribute to competitive advantage and sustained high performance? This book offers some thought-provoking suggestions. It contains empirical studies of such diverse manufacturing enterprises as Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Saab, Scania, SCA Packing and Volvo, as well as an insurance company and two chamber orchestras. All firms and organizations presented offer interesting and exciting insights, each in a specific way and each with a fascinating history. The book presents research on the relationship between strategy, control and competitive advantage over extended periods and at several strategic levels, while also taking into account the existence of multiple control systems in a single firm or other organization. Readers are offered an in-depth look into how changes in the environment lead to adjustments in strategies and control systems. It is shown, in addition, how difficult and challenging it can be to implement these changes, and why such efforts are not always successful. But perhaps most importantly, the book conveys an in-depth understanding of how strategies and control systems affect competitive advantage and performance. In both its coverage and focus, the book is unique. Not only does it provide valuable contributions to the research field of strategy and management control; it also represents a substantial commitment in terms of resources and involvement over an extended period. The book is highly recommended to researchers, practitioners, graduate students and all others interested in this area.

Coopetition in International Business

Coopetition in International Business
Author: Yadong Luo
Publsiher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9788763001281
ISBN 13: 8763001284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This book addresses a new philosophy or a major strategy that is emerging today in international business: simulaneous competition and cooperation between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their global rivals, foreign governments, alliance partners, and corporate members. ... Coopetition goes beyond conventional rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both. Coopetition involves cooperating to create a bigger business pie, while competing to divide it up. Cooperation reflects the elements of mutual accommodation and collaboration, seeking joint payoffs and goal accomplishment from the interdependent activities or resources. Competition reflect the elements of bargaining or control and related conflicts, seeking private gains for the[ir] own party."--Page 9 (Preface).

Knowledge Ecology in Global Business Managing Intellectual Capital

Knowledge Ecology in Global Business  Managing Intellectual Capital
Author: Lytras, Miltiadis D.,Ord¢¤ez de Pablos, Patricia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN 10: 1605662712
ISBN 13: 9781605662718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides ideas on how intellectual capital through emerging technologies can support business performance. Covers topics such as competitive strategy, human resource management, and organizational learning.

Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums

Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums
Author: Shannon P. Pratt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2009-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780470485453
ISBN 13: 0470485450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums SECOND EDITION Discounts and premiums do not just affect the value of a company; they play a crucial role in influencing a host of other factors and conditions that can make or break a deal. When it comes to business valuations, it's the business appraiser's responsibility to be intimately knowledgeable with every aspect of discounts and premiums: the different types, the situations when they may or may not apply, and how to quantify them. In this newly updated edition of Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Shannon Pratt—one of the nation's most recognized and respected business valuation consultants—brings together the latest collective wisdom and knowledge about all major business discounts and premiums. Addressing the three basic approaches to conducting a valuation—the income approach, the market approach, and the asset approach—Shannon Pratt deftly and logically details the different discounts or premiums that may be applicable, depending on the basic valuation approach used, and how the valuation approaches used affect the level. Clearly written and thorough, Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Second Edition provides business appraisers, accountants, attorneys, and business owners with an arsenal of information for their professional toolkit that can be applied to every major evaluation case they might face in any deal. This updated edition features timely, comprehensive coverage on: Strategic acquisitions Extensive empirical data Pre-IPO marketability discount studies Merger and acquisition negotiations, empirical evidence from completed transactions, and positions taken by courts in litigations Strategic acquisition premiums Studies on minority discounts Detailed, authoritative, and complete in its coverage, Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Second Edition gets to the core of one of the more complex challenges faced by business appraisers, and arms readers with the understanding and techniques needed to successfully meet and exceed their job expectations.

The State as a Firm

The State as a Firm
Author: R.D. Auster,M. Silver
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401176272
ISBN 13: 9789401176279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We seem to be witnessing the rebirth of the concept of an integrated social science, a complete theory of human action and interaction in all its ramifica tions and complications. What we call society is simply the totality of human exchange. Economics is a theory of human exchange of certain types. Although the qualities of what is being exchanged as well as the conditions of exchange may vary, economic theory has recently broadened its scope sufficiently to begin to be general enough to handle these problems as well. In the present work we attempt to see what insights are revealed by the application of economic categories to political history. We feel there are many. At this point Silver stops. ! Auster continues. A quick spin around the "policy" block in the new model so to speak, hence Chapter 8. For the rest, however, this is truly a joint work. The authors' names appear in alphabetical order. After 12 years of professional asso ciation, claims to precedence in origination could too clearly be self-deception. ! Silver is even more pessimistic than Auster, in particular about which types of reforms will be accepted. With the rise to affluence of most members of our society the mass itself has become concerned with political reform as almost a new form of entertainment. Unfor tunately, they have no idea how to improve matters.

International Journal of Technology Management

International Journal of Technology Management
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822027661578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Encyclopedia of Business and Management

International Encyclopedia of Business and Management
Author: Malcolm Warner,John Paul Kotter
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 7160
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781861529855
ISBN 13: 1861529856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lawyers Reports Annotated

Lawyers  Reports Annotated
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:35112203987500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shipping and Logistics Management

Shipping and Logistics Management
Author: Yuen Ha (Venus) Lun,Kee Hung Lai,Tai Chiu Edwin Cheng
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2010-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781848829978
ISBN 13: 1848829973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shipping and Logistics Management serves to consolidate the knowledge its authors have acquired from being educators and observers of the shipping industry. Against the background of a global business environment, it explains how the shipping market functions, examining the strategic and operational issues that affect entrepreneurs in this industry. The authors discuss global trends and strategies in the shipping business, looking at the role of logistics service providers and at how the use of information technology can help shipping operations. Shipping and Logistics Management also aims to answer several important questions in the shipping industry, including: what are the shipping cost structures?, what are the patterns of sea transport? and how do companies in the shipping industry operate? An invaluable source of information for researchers and advanced, or graduate, students, Shipping and Logistics Management is also a useful reference for shipping practitioners and consultants.

Proceedings

Proceedings
Author: International Association for Business and Society. Conference
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000055791021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lawyers Reports Annotated

Lawyers  Reports Annotated
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1915
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437121065672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Open Innovation in Firms and Public Administrations Technologies for Value Creation

Open Innovation in Firms and Public Administrations  Technologies for Value Creation
Author: de Pablos Heredero, Carmen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 1613503423
ISBN 13: 9781613503423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economic globalization and the application of information and communication technologies have offered firms the opportunity to develop and distribute new knowledge. Open Innovation in Firms and Public Administrations: Technologies for Value Creation analyzes open innovation in a global context and proposes business models and institutional actors that promote the development of open innovation in firms, institutions, and public administrations worldwide. This book provides insights and supports executives concerned with the management of open innovation and organizational development in different types of open innovation communities and environments.

Coalitions and Collaboration in International Business

Coalitions and Collaboration in International Business
Author: Geoffrey Jones
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Pub
Total Pages: 643
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000022724601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume contains a selection of the most influential literature on the historical evolution of collaborative agreements in international business. Strategic alliances and other forms of collaboration are prominent features of contemporary business life, but it is seldom realized that such strategies have been extensively employed by firms throughout the twentieth century. This collection of papers - drawn from all periods of the last hundred years to the present day - seeks to explore this rich experience and highlight its importance to present-day debates and to consider the strategies of a wide range of American, Japanese and European firms and industries.