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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 ...


El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Enriqueciendo Con Saber Económico La Vida Diaria. Entrevista A Peter J. Boettke, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Enriqueciendo Con Saber Económico La Vida Diaria. Entrevista A Peter J. Boettke, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Gift Giving And The Creation Of Trust, Martin Mathews 2010 University of Westminster

Gift Giving And The Creation Of Trust, Martin Mathews

Martin Mathews

We examine the role that gift giving plays in industrial districts and in particular the role of gift giving in the creation of inter-organisational trust. Inter-organisational exchanges in a mature industrial district are analyzed using Mauss’ theoretical framework of gift-giving, receiving and counter-giving. Actors in embedded network relationships frequently exchange gifts and favours. This gift giving is a fundamental part of the relationship. Gift giving is found to be instrumental in creating and maintaining relationships, defining group and individual identity and resolving conflicts. The originality of our findings lies in the fact that despite the ideology of the purely altruistic ...


Resources On Partnerships & Groups, Maria May Seitanidi 2010 University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.

Resources On Partnerships & Groups, Maria May Seitanidi

Maria May Seitanidi

This is a list of Groups on Partnerships


The Influence Of Vietnam’S Administrative Reform On Entrepreneurial Orientation In Micro-Enterprises, Mai T T Thai 2010 HEC Montreal

The Influence Of Vietnam’S Administrative Reform On Entrepreneurial Orientation In Micro-Enterprises, Mai T T Thai

Mai T T Thai

Basing on the results of a face-to-face survey and secondary data from General Statistics Office of Vietnam, we found that the administration reform of Vietnam has had a positive impact on entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on all of its three dimensions, namely managerial perception, firm behavior, and resource allocation in Vietnamese micro-enterprises. The firms have shown to take higher risks and be more proactive but they have not put an emphasis on innovation yet. In this paper, we present the reform’s milestones and the evolution of EO in Vietnamese microenterprises along these three dimensions.


Gestaltungsorientierte Wirtschaftsinformatik: Ein Plädoyer Für Rigor Und Relevanz, Hubert Oesterle, Robert Winter, Walter Brenner 2010 SelectedWorks

Gestaltungsorientierte Wirtschaftsinformatik: Ein Plädoyer Für Rigor Und Relevanz, Hubert Oesterle, Robert Winter, Walter Brenner

Hubert Oesterle

No abstract provided.


Tax Incentives And Corporate Finance Performance Of Quoted Manufacturing Firms In Nigeria, John Ohaka 2010 RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Tax Incentives And Corporate Finance Performance Of Quoted Manufacturing Firms In Nigeria, John Ohaka

John Ohaka

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Strategy Oven, Donald Nordberg 2010 Bournemouth University

Book Review: The Strategy Oven, Donald Nordberg

Donald Nordberg

Q. Why are there so many books about strategy? A. Because it is a subject we know so little about. There is an element of truth in this old joke. Strategy is both amorphous and important. Unlike most other subjects in business and management, it has no agreed beginning and certainly no end. It is difficult even to determine when "business policy" became "strategy", or whether strategy is the superset of organizational behaviour, human resources, marketing, operations, information systems, finance, accounting, and leadership, or a subset of each. Selecting an approach – and a textbook – involves a baffling array of choices ...


The Role Of Inclusive Leadership In Bridging Cultures And Building Peace, Effenus Henderson 2010 HenderWorks, Inc.

The Role Of Inclusive Leadership In Bridging Cultures And Building Peace, Effenus Henderson

Effenus Henderson

The Third Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations Bridging Cultures, Building Peace United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Rio de Janeiro May 28, 2010 With the 21st Century comes a new and growing set of challenges facing private industry CEOS, government leaders, and NGOs. The changing global dynamics will underscore the need for greater collaboration, partnerships, respect, and dialogue across businesses, governments, and NGOs.


Investing In The United States: Is The Us Ready For Fdi From China?, 2010 SelectedWorks

Investing In The United States: Is The Us Ready For Fdi From China?

Karl P. Sauvant

This volume analyzes the regulatory and operational challenges that foreign direct investors face in the United States, as well as the ways in which these challenges can be overcome. Firms from emerging markets, particularly China, are increasingly investing in the US – the world’s most important and sophisticated national market. This book addresses why investors need to be familiar with the issues they are facing. The topics explored include the national and international regulatory framework governing FDI in the US which has changed considerably in light of recent laws and regulations; how to navigate the various groups that influence policies ...


The Rise Of Indian Multinationals: Perspectives On Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment, 2010 SelectedWorks

The Rise Of Indian Multinationals: Perspectives On Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment

Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant and Jaya Prakash Pradhan, with Ayesha Chatterjee and Brian Harley, eds., The Rise of Indian Multinationals: Perspectives on Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).


Is The United States Ready For Fdi From China? Overview, Karl P. Sauvant 2010 Columbia University

Is The United States Ready For Fdi From China? Overview, Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

The United States has one of the most open investment frameworks in the world. However, developing an appropriate regulatory and political strategy is particularly important for Chinese MNEs entering the US through M&As as opposed to greenfield investments. As these MNEs navigate the US political landscape and face the liability of foreignness, they are also offered protection through a state-to-state dispute settlement mechanism and applicable international investment agreements (IIAs). Through a thorough understanding of the US’s regulatory framework, compliance training, integration in communities through linkages, working with local partners who understand US regulations, and attention to CSR, China’s firm can become successful insiders in the US.
This overview is part of a volume that contains chapters by Steven Globerman and Daniel Shapiro; David N. Fagan; Timothy Frye and Pablo M. Pinto; Lorraine Eden and Stewart R. Miller; Mark Kantor; and Curtis J. Milhaupt.


Foreign Direct Investment From Emerging Markets: The Challenges Ahead, 2010 SelectedWorks

Foreign Direct Investment From Emerging Markets: The Challenges Ahead

Karl P. Sauvant

Foreign direct investment from emerging markets is an increasingly important phenomenon; firms from developed countries alone no longer undertake this activity. This volume provides the latest scholarship on this subject from eminent contributors from around the world. This volume demonstrates the importance of rigorous analysis to understand the dilemmas, the controversies, the disputes, and the policy issues that need to be considered in connection with this new phenomenon. In the wake of the financial crisis, it is more critical than ever for those involved in FDI research and policy to understand these issues.


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