This book promotes the creation of advanced knowledge-based economies driven by innovation networks and the continuous development of human capital and capability. It provides valuable insights into the growing emergence of knowledge-based industries of the Asia Pacific, and highlights research on: modes of creativity and innovation; intellectual property; the components of national innovation systems such as firms, education and training; knowledge and technical infrastructure; and public policy. The Asia Pacific region is currently in the process of transforming from being the manufacturing centre of the global economy to a centre of innovation for the knowledge economy, with the successful IPO of Alibaba in 2014 being a prime example of this shift. From a neo-Schumpeterian perspective, the region is increasingly engaged in shortening and intensifying cycles of innovation. The historic agreement at the Beijing APEC meeting between China and the US to radically reduce carbon emissions indicates that one imperative of this innovation is to contribute to sustainability. The fact that the US Government is moving away from this historic commitment, while the Chinese Government is endorsing the commitment, indicates an emerging opportunity for Asia to lead the world technologically in a vital industrial sector of the future. Thomas Clarke is Professor of Management and Director of the Key University Research Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology Sydney. Formerly he was Chair of the Academic Board at UTS, and a member of the University Council. In the United Kingdom he was DBM Professor of Corporate Governance at Leeds Business School, and Professor of Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Paris, Dauphine; ESC Lille, France; University of Geneva, Switzerland; FGV Business School, Sao Paulo, Brazil; UAM Business School, Mexico City; and a Nuffield Foundation Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick.
Alexander Reichardt provides pertinent information on the business case for sustainable buildings, which offer a large potential to abate climate change, which can be achieved at relatively affordable costs compared to other industries. He discusses- although sustainable space offers verifiable advantages to tenants like lower operating expenses, higher employee productivity and reputation benefits -, the small empirical evidence that tenants indeed pay a rent premium for leasing this space. The author, therefore, analyses if sustainable buildings command a rent premium compared to comparable conventional buildings and what contributes to this rent premium. In addition, he analyses what kind of tenants primarily rent sustainable space. It is expected that the demand for sustainable space differs between industries as different industries have different motivations for renting sustainable space. Dr. Alexander Reichardt wrote his dissertation at the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of the EBS European Business School.
Business and environmental sustainability are not natural bedfellows. Business is about making money; sustainability is about protecting the planet. Business is measured in months and quarters; sustainability often requires significant short term costs to secure a sometimes uncertain long-term benefit. To some activists, all executives are exploitative, selfish 1 percenters. To some executives, all activists are irresponsible, unyielding extremists. And yet engaging with the issue isnt optional - all businesses must have a strategy to deal with sustainability and, like any strategy, this involves making choices. Strategy and Sustainability encourages its readers to filter out the noise and make those choices in a hard-nosed and clear-eyed way. Rosenbergs nuanced and fact-based point of view recognizes the complexity of the issues at hand and the strategic choices businesses must make. He blends the work of some of the leading academic thinkers in the field with practical examples from a variety of business sectors and geographies and offers a framework with which Senior Management might engage with the topic, not (just) to save the planet but to fulfil their short, medium, and long-term responsibilities to shareholders and other stakeholders. Mike Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor at IESE Business School. Professor Rosenberg joined the faculty at IESE after working for more than 15 years as a Management Consultant for companies such as Arthur D. Little, A.T. Kearney, and Heidrich & Struggles working in Europe, North America, and Asia. Professor Rosenberg lectures on Strategy, Globalization, and Sustainability in IESEs MBA and executive programs. He is also Academic Director of a number of the schools top-ranked executive education programs. In addition to his academic work, Professor Rosenberg routinely consults with leading international companies and is asked to speak on topics relating to scenario planning, sustainability, and managing global firms.
Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: This essay outlines the idea of a business plan for a micro lending business in India. To this end, the author examines several factors that may influence a business plan. These include the business idea itself, the business environment, feasibility and stakeholder issues as well as ethical and sustainability concerns.
This book presents a radically different approach to innovation aimed at creating new growth cycles for the Russian economy. To better grasp the opportunities hidden behind worldwide megatrends, such as the growing economic prosperity of Asian countries and the importance of the internet-based economy, the authors argue for a reinvention of Russias innovation strategy. Instead of a purely technology-driven approach, the authors illustrate how the principles of strategic innovation help develop institutional and non-technical innovation, as well as new forms of leadership and entrepreneurship within the Russian business culture. The authors also discuss the impact of strategic innovation on corporate strategies, innovation and economic policy, as well as academic research and development agendas. The book also sheds new light on how cooperation between Russia and the EU, the US and China in the area of innovation can be of mutual benefit. Professor Dr. Taco C.R. van Someren is founder of Strategic Innovation Theory. His PhD (summa cum laude) thesis published in 1991 at the Tinbergen Institute on Innovation, Emulation and Time is one of the first book in this field. Educated as an economist at Erasmus University, he enriched his knowledge as manager in the consumer goods industry, partner at KPMG (The Netherlands), co-founder and Geschäftsführer of Germans KPMG Sustainability, and Professor and guest Professor at Dutch and Chinese universities. He is Seconded Innovation Expert at the European Commission. He founded Ynnovate in 2003. Ynnovate is an international operating investment and advisory company specialized in sustainable growth and creating organizations of the future. It provides tailor-made high level business solutions for governmental and private corporations in sectors such as energy, water, automotive, chemicals, manufactory and professional services. He is author of several books and numerous articles. Dr. Shuhua van Someren-Wang was born and raised in China and lives since 1997 in Europe. She was the first woman in China to receive a PhD on sustainability management (1996) and was the co-founder of the first sustainability advisory organization in China. She built up her experiences working at both Chinese and European governments and firms. She now advises (central) government and multinationals on China strategy. She shares this knowledge by teaching at several universities and writing articles and books.
Social Entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon that impacts the lives of citizens by using innovative approaches to solving social problems. This book offers a comprehensive examination of this growing area of research and provides an excellent introduction to social entrepreneurship theory and a framework for future research. JAMES AUSTIN Snider Professorship of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, USA ALBERT CHO Independent Researcher ANN CLIFFORD Head of Marketing and Development Department, UK-based Charity GEOFFREY DESA Doctoral Student of Technology Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, University of Washington Business School, USA SARAH E. A. DIXON Principal Lecturer in Strategic Management, Kingston Business School, UK KATE GANLY Research Assistant, IESE Business School, Spain HELEN HAUGH Lecturer, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK SURESH KOTHA Professor of Management and Organization and Faculty Director of the Center for Technology Entrepreneurship, University of Washington Business School, USA IGNASÍ MARTÍ Doctoral Candidate of Management, IESE Business School, Spain ERNESTO NOBOA Professor, Business Policy Department, IDE Business School, Ecuador FRANCESCO PERRINI Associate Professor of Management, CSR and Sustainability Innovation, Giorgio Pivato Management Department, Bocconi University, Italy CHRISTIAN SEELOS Malik Management Centre St. Gallen and Senior Researcher and Lecturer, IESE Business School, Spain CLODIO VURRO PhD Student of Business Administration and Management, Bocconi University, Italy
Presenting 17 tools developed through rigorous design science research, this book bridges the relevance gap within network management. In so doing, it proposes a novel system-framework and establishes a path towards a networks-as-practice view on inter-organizational relationships. The systems-framework builds on three institutionalized business practices: Networks-as-coordinated social systems, Networks-as-knowledge-creating platforms, and Networks-as-value-generating entities. Through these tools, Towards Relational Business Practices intends to propose a new managerial praxis and provoke new and improved frameworks and models for network management. Jukka Vesalainen is Professor of Management and Organization at University of Vaasa, Finland, where his current research addresses networking and business relationships. He has published research articles in top international journals including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing , Entrepreneurship and Regional Development , and International Small Business Journal . Katri Valkokari is a principal scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the Business Ecosystems, Value Chains and Foresight research area. Over the past 15 years, she has carried out several business development projects concerning different SME networks. She has published several international and national articles on business networks, innovation management and sustainability. Magnus Hellström is a Senior Lecturer and docent in industrial management at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Magnus has over five years experience working within the engineering works industry. His research interests include modularity, industrial services, and business ecosystems.
This book argues that embeddedness and community participation bring unique propositions for social entrepreneurship to foster social inclusion. It uncovers the role of local knowledge and grassroots level innovations to create necessary environment for the positive social change to roll. Social enterprises have proven to reduce drudgery of poor and excluded by offering creative and innovative solutions for long standing social problems. The grassroots level creative problem solving mechanisms they initiate travel through a variety of local dynamics and cultural contexts. However, social innovations quite often do not achieve their intended results, especially when they fail to understand the local contexts and embed themselves in such dynamism. In this background, the book attempts to understand and analyse the connect between the social innovations and local dynamism. It argues that the community-driven innovation management which is based on local knowledge inspires the social entrepreneurial process and builds capacities and infrastructure to foster social inclusion. Each chapter in this book offers development scholars rich narration about how social problems have been approached, addressed, and altered through rich insights from communities and the social entrepreneurial teams. Rama Krishna Reddy Kummitha is currently associated with the School of Management, Politechnico di Milano, Italy. He was earlier associated with the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University, Japan as a JSPS researcher, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo as a Visiting Researcher and University of Liege, Belgium as a postdoctoral researcher. Further, he was also an Assistant Professor at the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. He is the author of Social Entrepreneurship: Working towards Greater Inclusiveness , having published extensively on social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
This book highlights different roles in entrepreneurship and innovation, based on the act of setting up a new venture in the area of sustainable luxury and fashion, which also involves cognitive and motivational characteristics. It also discusses the fact that many sustainability-promoting innovations require substantial technological advances. Miguel Angel Gardetti Ph.D. has been the head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002, and he also holds the same position at the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury. He is head professor in MBA and masters programs both in Argentina and abroad. He has provided training within frameworks of executive education and in house programmes to CEOs and Corporate Managers both from domestic and multinational companies in Argentina and Latin America. As to Luxury and Sustainability, he was the founder and director of the IE Award for Sustainability in the Premium & Luxury Sectors (currently it is developing the sixth edition of this prize). Also -in this field and as co-editor- he developed several publications such as, for example, a special issue on Sustainable Luxury within the framework of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship; the book titled Sustainable Luxury: Managing Social and Environmental Performance In Iconic Brands and the two volumes of the Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion (Springer). For his contributions in this field, he was granted the Sustainable Leadership Award, an award granted by the Indian World CSR Congress, last February in Bombay (India.) He was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and a member of its governance body -the Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compact- for two consecutive terms. He was co-founder of the Global Compact Chair in Argentina, and he was also part of the task force that developed the Management Responsible Education Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. He has also coordinated tasks for the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation (private sector arm of the World Bank), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the United Nations (New York), and the World Resources Institute (USA.)
This book presents a multidimensional approach by providing a state of the art on EIS ecosystems, as well as structural and changing dynamics and its impact on citizens quality of life. It provides a set of international benchmarking case studies on good practices and initiatives aimed at creating and fostering EIS ecosystems. It shows how these international benchmarks can be replicated to foster the creation of entrepreneurial and innovative units and promote sustainable practices, under an open innovation paradigm, which conjoins the participation of both public and private stakeholders, using co-creation, transparency and participatory budget practices the jointly improve accountability and public management. This book is a true reference guide for scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested on entrepreneurship, public procurement, innovation and sustainability engaged in building EIS ecosystems, which can enhance citizens quality of life. João Leitão is assistant professor at UBI, lecturing on entrepreneurship and economics for undergraduate and graduate economics, engineering, communication sciences, marketing and management students since October 1, 1999. He is associate researcher of the CEG-IST, University of Lisbon and Professor Vinculado at the Instituto Multidisciplinar de Empresa, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. He is co-author of fourteen books on benchmarking, human capital, clusters, cooperation networks, public private partnerships, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, firm growth, innovation and competitiveness. He won the Best Paper Award of the Interdisciplinary European Conference in Entrepreneurial Research - IECER 2012. His work has been published in several indexed journals, such as, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Service Industries Journal, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, International Review on Public and non-Profit Marketing, International Journal of Business Excellence, International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, South African Journal of Information Management, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Actual Problems of Economics and Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais. He is member of several editorial boards, namely, Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais, Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão and Revista Portuguesa de Marketing. His research interests include: entrepreneurship; innovation; public policies; and regional policy. Helena Alves is associate professor at UBI, Portugal. She has a Ph.D. in Management and she has been doing research in the area of public and nonprofit marketing. Her areas of expertise include Customer Satisfaction, Services marketing, Tourism marketing and public and nonprofit marketing having authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on this topics. Currently she is editor of the International Review on Public and nonprofit marketing. She is member of several editorial boards, namely, the Service Industries Journal, the International Journal of Business Excellence, Service Business, Contemporary Research on Organization Management and Administration, Journal of Service Science and Management, Portuguese Marketing Review among others. She has published some articles in The Service Industries Journal, Total Quality Management, International Review on Public and non-Profit Marketing, Management Decision, Journal of Educational Management, and Services Business, among others. She is president for Portugal of the International Association on Public and Nonprofit Marketing. Norris Krueger is passionately interested in how we grow entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial communities. He was a pioneer in researching entrepreneurial ecosystems and has been an invited expert on the topic for the OCED and EU and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He has organized and led high level academic symposia and high-impact practitioner workshops. Norris is also known for his research into the entrepreneurial mindset, the most-cited author on entrepreneurial intentions (see Google