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Strategies For Digital Tv: Dtt In Italy, Nicola Matteucci 2010 Polytechnic University of Marche

Strategies For Digital Tv: Dtt In Italy, Nicola Matteucci

Nicola Matteucci

Italian broadcasting has long been terrestrial. Its main features (spectrum chaos, market concentration and chronic non enforcement of norms) were considered not conducive to a rapid and reliable diffusion of digital terrestrial TV (DTT). In 2005, the private terrestrial duopolist (Mediaset) entered the pay market with a pay-per-view offer on DTT and, within a few years, has affirmed as a fast-growing pay-TV operator, threatening the established satellite incumbent (Sky). This evidence apparently challenges the received wisdom of the literature and the business practice. We study the launch of DTT in Italy and the main operators’ strategies, with the aim of ...


Value Networks For Developing Mobile Innovations: The Case Of Apple Iphone, Mutaz M. Al-Debei 2010 The University of Jordan

Value Networks For Developing Mobile Innovations: The Case Of Apple Iphone, Mutaz M. Al-Debei

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

This paper intuitively utilizes a methodical approach (i.e. VNM Model) to analyze the success of Apple iPhone mobile innovation from a value network perspective. The paper demonstrates, through the case of iPhone, how a powerful and well- designed value network is a critical enabler of innovations in the mobile telecommunications industry. Retrospectively, the paper also discusses key value drivers of successful value networks.


Developing A Unified Framework Of The Business Model Concept, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, David Avison 2010 The University of Jordan

Developing A Unified Framework Of The Business Model Concept, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, David Avison

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

Recent rapid advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have highlighted the rising importance of the Business Model (BM) concept in the field of Information Systems (IS). Despite agreement on its importance to an organization’s success, the concept is still fuzzy and vague, and there is little consensus regarding its compositional facets. Identifying the fundamental concepts, modeling principles, practical functions, and reach of the BM relevant to IS and other business concepts is by no means complete. This paper, following a comprehensive review of the literature, principally employs the content analysis method and utilizes a deductive reasoning approach to ...


Developing A Decision-Making Framework For Web Service Security Profiles: A Design-Science Paradigm, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Bachar Alrouh, Gheorghita Ghinea 2010 The University of Jordan

Developing A Decision-Making Framework For Web Service Security Profiles: A Design-Science Paradigm, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Bachar Alrouh, Gheorghita Ghinea

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

In this paper, we provide a novel analytical hierarchy process decision-making framework for Web service security profiles. This framework aids in solving the dilemma of which Web service security profile is most fitting in a particular situation. This is because the developed framework allows architects and developers to take informed decisions following a systematic and manageable approach. In developing the framework, we followed the design-science research paradigm within which we incorporated a number of laboratory experiments.


Engaging With Citizens Online: Understanding The Role Of Epetitioning In Local Government Democracy, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos 2010 The University of Jordan

Engaging With Citizens Online: Understanding The Role Of Epetitioning In Local Government Democracy, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

According to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act introduced in 2009, UK local authorities are expected to implement ―a facility for making petitions in electronic form to the authority‖. Motivated by this arrangement, this paper reflects on the findings of a case study investigation conducted with the Royal Borough of Kingston (one of the first local authorities to implement such a service since 2004). Lessons learnt from the case suggest that ePetitions reveal increased potential to enhance local government democracy, but are also shaped by challenging open implementation issues which can highly influence the initiative’s impact. Our ...


The Design And Engineering Of Mobile Data Services:Developing An Ontology Based On Business Model Thinking, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Guy Fitzgerald 2010 The University of Jordan

The Design And Engineering Of Mobile Data Services:Developing An Ontology Based On Business Model Thinking, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Guy Fitzgerald

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

This paper addresses the design and engineering problem related to mobile data services. The aim of the research is to inform and advise mobile service design and engineering by looking at this issue from a rigorous and holistic perspective. To this aim, this paper develops an ontology based on business model thinking. The developed ontology identifies four primary dimensions in designing business models of mobile data services: value proposition, value network, value architecture, and value finance. Within these dimensions, 15 key design concepts are identified along with their interrelationships and rules in the telecommunication service business model domain and unambiguous ...


The Design Of Innovative Mobile Artifacts: How To Develop Powerful Value Networks?, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Guy Fitzgerald 2010 The University of Jordan

The Design Of Innovative Mobile Artifacts: How To Develop Powerful Value Networks?, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Guy Fitzgerald

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

The development of mobile data services and products calls for participation and collaboration amongst many actors with different expertise. However, building powerful value network is challenging and requires a detailed examination of a number of design constructs and their interrelationships. This research provides an intuitive model to help effectively design such networks. The model is illustrated using NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode case. It is argued that the model offers a useful methodical approach for telecoms providers to develop a thriving value network capable of creating significant mobile innovations and benefits.


Rethinking The Business Model Concept With Eparticipation, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, Guy Fitzgerald, Tony Elliman 2010 The University of Jordan

Rethinking The Business Model Concept With Eparticipation, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, Guy Fitzgerald, Tony Elliman

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

Enhancing citizen participation in policy making using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is emerging as a strategic issue for political organisations. ICT-mediated participation, or eParticipation, projects range from the more traditional public sector initiatives, such as petitions and consultations, to attempts at integrating new forms of participatory Web 2.0 media. In this paper, we argue that the potential of ICTs to deliver sustainable eParticipation has not been fully achieved. This is mainly because of the lack of (1) effective coordination at the implementation level, (2) appropriate infrastructure, and (3) effective service design and development. In addressing this gap, we ...


A Knowledge Framework Underlying Process Management, Kevin Linderman, Roger G. Schroeder, Janine Sanders 2010 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

A Knowledge Framework Underlying Process Management, Kevin Linderman, Roger G. Schroeder, Janine Sanders

Operations and Supply Chain Management Faculty Publications

Organizations are increasingly implementing process-improvement techniques like Six Sigma, total quality management, lean, and business process re-engineering to improve organizational performance. These techniques are part of a process management system that includes the organizational infrastructure to support the improvement techniques. The knowledge-based view of a firm argues that organizational knowledge is the source of competitive advantage. To the extent that the process management system enables knowledge creation it should be a source of competitive advantage. This study investigates the underlying framework and factors of a process management system that lead to organizational knowledge creation. Prior studies have considered knowledge creation ...


Introducing Mixed Methods In Applied Business Research Training, Roslyn Cameron, Peter Miller 2010 Southern Cross University

Introducing Mixed Methods In Applied Business Research Training, Roslyn Cameron, Peter Miller

Southern Cross Business School

No abstract provided.


Global Discipline Confusion In Management And Business Related Doctorate Programmes, Peter Miller 2010 Southern Cross University

Global Discipline Confusion In Management And Business Related Doctorate Programmes, Peter Miller

Southern Cross Business School

Professional doctorate programmes have recently emerged around the globe as an alternative to the more traditional research based doctoral programmes and have expanded rapidly to the point where professional doctorates are now the dominant form of doctorate education. This paper aims to shed some light on the growth of professional doctorates and to make some comparisons of professional doctorate programmes with traditional research based doctorate programmes by reporting on research undertaken in Australia. The research demonstrates confusion in the discipline of doctorates globally.

The research includes a case study on a globally significant Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme to ...


Role Stress, Emotional Exhaustion, And Job Satisfaction In The Hotel Industry: The Moderating Role Of Supervisory Support, Osman M. Karatepe 2010 Eastern Mediterranean University

Role Stress, Emotional Exhaustion, And Job Satisfaction In The Hotel Industry: The Moderating Role Of Supervisory Support, Osman M. Karatepe

Hospitality Review

The purpose of this study is to investigate supervisory support as a moderator of the effects of role conflict and role ambiguity on emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction. This study also examines the moderating role of supervisory support on the relationship between emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction. Data were collected from a sample of frontline hotel employees in Northern Cyprus. The aforementioned relationships were tested based on hierarchical multiple regression analysis. The results demonstrate that supervisory support mitigates the impact of role conflict on emotional exhaustion and further reveal that supervisory support reduces the effect of emotional exhaustion on job ...


Effects Of Management-Development Practices On Hospitality Management Graduates' Job Satisfaction And Intention To Stay, Edwin Torres, Howard Adler 2010 Purdue University

Effects Of Management-Development Practices On Hospitality Management Graduates' Job Satisfaction And Intention To Stay, Edwin Torres, Howard Adler

Hospitality Review

Companies have long recognized the importance of training and developing their managers to prepare them for their short- and long-term careers. Formal management-development programs and other less formal means of management development abound in the hospitality industry. Therefore, one may ask whether the entry-level managers for whom these programs are designed perceive them to be effective. The present study explores management-development practices, procedures, and techniques, and their effects on job satisfaction and organizational commitment


Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller 2010 University of Central Florida

Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller

Hospitality Review

An assessment of how hotel guests view in-room entertainment-technology amenities was conducted to compare the importance of these technologies to how they performed. In-room entertainment technology continues to evolve in the hotel industry. However, given the multitude of entertainment products available in the marketplace today, hoteliers have little understanding of guests’ expectations and of which in-room entertainment-technology amenities will drive guest satisfaction and increase loyalty to the hotel brand. Given that technology is integral to a hotel stay, this study seeks to evaluate the importance and performance of in-room entertainment-technology amenities. Findings indicate that free-to-guest television (FTG TV) and high-speed ...


Violent Splits Or Healthy Divides? Coping With Injustice Through Faultlines, Katerina Bezrukova, Chester S. Spell, Jamie L. Perry 2010 Santa Clara University

Violent Splits Or Healthy Divides? Coping With Injustice Through Faultlines, Katerina Bezrukova, Chester S. Spell, Jamie L. Perry

Articles and Chapters

In 2 studies, we investigated how groups with strong divisions may, paradoxically, help members to cope with injustice. We tested our theoretical predictions using a survey methodology and data from 57 (Study 1) and 36 (Study 2) workgroups across different industries. Consistent with our hypotheses, we found that group faultlines weakened the positive relationship between perceived interpersonal injustice and psychological distress. Cooperative behaviors within subgroups mediated the interactive effect of faultlines and injustice with psychological distress.


Idea Generation And The Quality Of The Best Idea, Karan Girotra, Christian Terwiesch, Karl T. Ulrich 2010 INSEAD

Idea Generation And The Quality Of The Best Idea, Karan Girotra, Christian Terwiesch, Karl T. Ulrich

Management Papers

In a wide variety of settings, organizations generate a number of possible solutions to a problem—ideas—and then select a few for further development. We examine the effectiveness of two group structures for such tasks—the team structure, in which the group works together in time and space, and the hybrid structure, in which individuals first work independently and then work together. We define the performance of a group as the quality of the best ideas identified. Prior research has defined performance as the average quality of ideas or the number of ideas generated, ignoring what most organizations seek ...


Entrepreneurship And Firm Formation Across Countries, Leora Klapper, Raphael Amit, Mauro F. Guillen, Juan M. Quesada 2010 World Bank

Entrepreneurship And Firm Formation Across Countries, Leora Klapper, Raphael Amit, Mauro F. Guillen, Juan M. Quesada

Management Papers

The World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey measures entrepreneurial activity around the world. The database includes cross-country, time-series data on the number of total and newly registered businesses for 84 countries. This paper finds significant relationships between entrepreneurial activity and indicators of economic and financial development and growth, the quality of the legal and regulatory environment, and governance. The analysis shows the importance of electronic registration procedures to encourage greater business registration. These results can guide effective policymaking and deliver new capabilities for identifying the impact of reforms.


Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis Of Competing Organizational Forms, A. Joseph Warburton 2010 Syracuse University

Trusts Versus Corporations: An Empirical Analysis Of Competing Organizational Forms, A. Joseph Warburton

College of Law Faculty - Scholarship

This paper studies the effects of organizational form on managerial behavior and firm performance, from an empirical perspective. Managers of trusts are subject to stricter fiduciary responsibilities than managers of corporations. This paper examines the ramifications empirically, by exploiting data generated by a change in British regulations in the 1990s that allowed mutual funds to organize as either a trust or a corporation. I find evidence that trust law is effective in curtailing opportunistic behavior, as trust managers charge significantly lower fees than their observationally equivalent corporate counterparts. Trust managers also incur lower risk. However, evidence suggests that trust managers ...


Cohorting Patients By Medical Groups Improves Throughput And Length Of Stay, Susan L. Lawrence MS, CMAC 2010 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Cohorting Patients By Medical Groups Improves Throughput And Length Of Stay, Susan L. Lawrence Ms, Cmac

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of The Care Manager Role In Primary Care, Malaika Stoll MD, MPA, Lynn M. Deitrick RN, PhD, Nancy Gratz MPA, Pam Marcks, Kathleen Moser 2010 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Evaluation Of The Care Manager Role In Primary Care, Malaika Stoll Md, Mpa, Lynn M. Deitrick Rn, Phd, Nancy Gratz Mpa, Pam Marcks, Kathleen Moser

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


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