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How to Make Things Happen 

Date: 16/07/2017 Author(s): Muñoz-Seca, Beatriz Document type: Book This book offers models and frameworks to analyze your service delivery systems as a whole. It presents the framework to solve customer problems by delivering the right knowledge at the right time to the right place and take advantage of the efficiency that technology and algorithms offer. Why do so many brilliant plans fail to deliver in practice? ... More information   Read related article

Strategy and Geopolitics 

Date: 07/07/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Book Large western companies are accelerating their expansion into emerging economies, while relying on oversimplified frameworks to make decisions and complex matrix organizations to make things happen. When critical events do happen (such as terrorist attacks or civil wars), senior executives and the companies they lead are often taken by surprise. As ... More information   Read related article

Entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa: A bibliometric Analysis 

Date: 07/2017 Author(s): Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Alegre, Inés; Ribeiro-Soriano, D. Document type: Chapter Bibliometrics is an important field of information science that allows the study of bibliographic material quantitatively. Using bibliometric techniques, this chapter offers an overview of entrepreneurship research in the Middle East and North Africa region. Using the Web of Science and Scopus databases, we identify the most relevant research in this ... More information  

Why would you ever want to become an academic entrepreneur? 

Date: 07/2017 Author(s): Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Gil, Dolors; Alegre, Inés Document type: Chapter Entrepreneurship is usually highly associated with the business world. Entrepreneurs though, are also present in Academia. Traditionally, entrepreneurship in the academic environment has been operationalized in the form spin-offs. Nevertheless, entrepreneurial behavior in the academic arena embraces a wider range of activities like consultancy, university-industry ... More information  

Drivers of Community Strength: An Institutional Logics Perspective on Geographical and Affiliation Based Communities 

Date: 05/06/2017 Author(s): Almandoz, John; Marquis, Christopher; Cheely, Michael Document type: Chapter In this chapter, we distinguish two community forms - geographical and affiliation-based - to help us better understand the underlying notion of community and explore mechanisms driving its influence on organizations. We build on recent work presenting community as an institutional logic - a logic that may ultimately facilitate the acquisition of resources ... More information  

University Research Parks and Their Impact on Technology Transfer Activities 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Berbegal Miraben, Jasmina; Alegre, Inés; Guerrero, Adrián Document type: Chapter University research parks (URPs) are technology-based geographical enclaves placed in the surroundings of a university campus that benefit from the knowledge generated in the university and its research centres. In URPs, information flows from academia to industry, accelerated by a physical proximity. Universities started building up these spaces as ... More information  

Different Shades of Green: Environment Uncertainty and the Strategies of Hybrid Organizations 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Almandoz, John; Lee, Matthew; Cheely, Michael Document type: Chapter How does environmental uncertainty affect the process of starting new hybrid organizations creating a new organizational form? Our comparative analysis of the formation of two "green" banks - with hybrid goals linked to banking and environmental logics - reveals that their strategic orientations were a fluctuating outcome of an interactive and path-dependent ... More information  

Flow: Flourishing at Work 

Date: 27/05/2017 Author(s): Ribera, Alberto; Ceja, Lucia Document type: Chapter After framing Csikszentmihalyi's conception of flow as a feature of the most intense human activities, the authors explain the positive impact it has on both the person (gratification) and on results, i.e., the quality of their work. They then take on an organizations' greatest challenge: that is, how to create a collaborative environment in which ... More information  

Scenario Planning: Your Playbook for the Future 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter "There's no playbook for this." That's what CEO Michael Lynton told Associated Press following a devastating cyberattack that crippled Sony's computers, stole its data and nearly scuppered the release of its controversial movie, The Interview. Stories like this should serve as a wake-up call to all managers, no matter if they are in the media ... More information  

Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance: Moving Your Business from Back of the Envelope to Front of the Class 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Simon, Jan; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter This chapter is about how to improve managerial decision-making using the basic diagnostic tools of financial management and valuation techniques--even for valuing a startup enterprise that doesn't exist yet. This chapter includes interviews with US venture capitalist Alan Patricof and the managing director of a digital media startup in Germany. She ... More information  
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