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5 The Systems Approach to Innovation Management (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting ISBN: 9781138244719 9781138607491 9780429467172 Year: Pages: 19 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Economics
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The environment in which a company or organization operates today can be characterized&#xD;by accelerating change, the globalization of markets, the emergence of new technologies and&#xD;competitors, new regulatory requirements and ever more demanding users and citizens. In this&#xD;environment, the ability to innovate becomes a key success factor for most organizations. They&#xD;seek to continuously create and realize value by introducing new or changed products, services,&#xD;processes, models, methods, etc.&#xD;The reasons for an organization to innovate are many and can include to increase revenues,&#xD;growth and profitability, reduce costs and waste, increase the satisfaction of users, customers and&#xD;citizens, motivate employees and attract partners, collaborators and funding, and so on. Engaging&#xD;in innovation activities is thus a way for an organization to be future focused and effectively&#xD;deliver on its overall objectives to secure prosperity and longer-term relevance and survival.&#xD;The ability to innovate and to make it a core organizational capability is increasingly becoming&#xD;the most important differentiator and dominant success factor of organizations. Failing to&#xD;capture new opportunities and to respond to innovation challenges may consequently lead to&#xD;stagnation, irrelevance and ultimately to the demise of the organization.

In the Service of the Company Volume II

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ISBN: 9781920942106 Year: Pages: 277 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459282 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Australian agricultural company; Correspondence; Pioneers; History

Principled Pragmatism: VOC Interaction with Makassar 1637-68 and the Nature of Company Diplomacy

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ISBN: 9788202566609 Year: Pages: 375 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.23 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) Grant: University of Agder
Subject: History
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In this study of the Dutch East India Company the author uses the Company’s seventeenth century diplomatic interaction with the trading Sultanate of Macassar, on the southwestern tip of present day Sulawesi, as a case in cross cultural diplomacy. The author argues that the outlook of the Company’s agents both home and overseas was pragmatic, as was the nature of the solutions to the problems they faced. In doing so, the author challenges propositions of Company ethnocentric tunnel vision in its thinking about, and practice of overseas diplomacy. He also run counter with propositions that the communication between Company agents and their Asian friends and foes represented a miscommunication caused by structural cultural barriers. The study is based on analysis of the political language of the Company at the respective levels of operation.

The East India Company at Home 1757-1857

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ISBN: 9781787350274 Year: Pages: 538 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787350274 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History
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The East India Company at Home, 1757–1857 explores how empire in Asia shaped British country houses, their interiors and the lives of their residents. It includes chapters from researchers based in a wide range of settings such as archives and libraries, museums, heritage organisations, the community of family historians and universities. It moves beyond conventional academic narratives and makes an important contribution to ongoing debates around how empire impacted Britain. The volume focuses on the propertied families of the East India Company at the height of Company rule. From the Battle of Plassey in 1757 to the outbreak of the Indian Uprising in 1857, objects, people and wealth flowed to Britain from Asia. As men in Company service increasingly shifted their activities from trade to military expansion and political administration, a new population of civil servants, army officers, surveyors and surgeons journeyed to India to make their fortunes. These Company men and their families acquired wealth, tastes and identities in India, which travelled home with them to Britain. Their stories, the biographies of their Indian possessions and the narratives of the stately homes in Britain that came to house them, frame our explorations of imperial culture and its British legacies.

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empire --- east india company --- asia --- britain

Unternehmer - Fakten und Fiktionen. Historisch-biografische Studien

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110443509 Year: Volume: 88 Pages: 392,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110443509 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The essays in this volume examine successful entrepreneurs from different industries and time periods. They show that at least in terms of Schumpeter`s model, entrepreneurship must be regarded as an individual quality, for no specific defining characteristic can be found, including social background, that suggests the existence of a specific ´entrepreneurial` type.

In the service of the Company Volume I

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ISBN: 9781920942298 Year: Pages: 453 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459281 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Australian agricultural company; Archives; Correspondence; Pioneers; History; Australia

The Corporation That Changed the World

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ISBN: 9780745331966 9781849646918 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625263 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100046
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The English East India Company was the mother of the modern multinational. Its trading empire encircled the globe, importing Asian luxuries such as spices, textiles and teas. But the Company’s takeover of much of India was achieved by force and fraud; in China, the battering ram was opium. The East India Company’s corruption and violence shocked its contemporaries and still reverberates today. The Corporation That Changed the World is the first book to examine the Company’s enduring legacy as a corporation. It uncovers the factors that drove it to excess and eventual collapse. This expanded edition looks at recent activist and cultural responses to the Company in China and India, and the corporate reform agenda in light of the economic crisis. In his account of the Company's story Robins highlights enduring lessons on how to make global business accountable. This will be vital reading for students and academics in economics and history.

Sophie Christine und Carl Heinrich Laeisz. Eine biographische Annäherung an die Zeiten und Themen ihres Lebens

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816364 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.2.18 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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With the renaming of the Music hall (Musikhalle) Hamburg in "Laeiszhalle" in January 2005, a name in the Hanseatic city has been brought back to the forefront. The volume traces the fascinating life of Sophie and Carl Laeisz. Both have distinguished themselves as patrons not only at the foundation of this concert hall, but also as donors of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung. Her life reflects the central tendencies of Hamburg's 19th century history: civic commitment and the Hanseatic city's place in the world economy.

Soziale Ungleichheit in der flexibilisierten Berufsbildung

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ISBN: 9783863883751 9783863888015 Year: Pages: 356 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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In Switzerland, "Lehrbetriebsverbünde" (apprenticeship company networks) represent a new model of vocational training. The author shows that the project-based organisation of this form of basic vocational training, in which learners change companies several times, constitutes new mechanisms of social inequality in the field of basic vocational training. This is due to the fact that training company networks place substantially higher demands on the self-organisation and flexibility of learners than traditional apprenticeships. A confident handling of these requirements requires specific prerequisites and resources that are unequally distributed in terms of social structure. Nevertheless, training company networks also offer the opportunity to reduce social inequality. The prerequisite for this is that training company networks do not presuppose the unevenly distributed key competences such as flexibility and self-organisation, which are fundamental to working life, as skills, but rather systematically impart them during training. In addition, framework conditions must be created which make it possible for learners from less privileged backgrounds to master the challenges of collaborative training.

National Competitiveness of Vietnam: Determinants, Emerging Key Issues and Recommendations

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Book Series: Schriften zur Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik ISBN: 9783631591352 Year: Pages: 256 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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The author presents an empirical study on Vietnam’s national competitiveness by using mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative) with a combination of hard and soft data. The result shows that production resources (human, infrastructure, capital and natural resources) have played the most important role in improving competitiveness, productivity and living standard in Vietnam in the last two decades. The author also analyzed and evaluated the competitiveness of the Vietnamese economy, and pointed out the remaining weaknesses of competitiveness compared to the selected regional countries such as shortage of production resources supply, a dominance of inefficient state-owned enterprises and its slow reform, and weak public institutions as well as inefficient government governance. These weaknesses have led Vietnam’s competitiveness, productivity and economic growth to remain low, especially compared to China. Finally, the author attempts to provide some recommendations enhancing the competitiveness, productivity, and citizens’ living standard in Vietnam in the long term.

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