The Global Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

The Global Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

by Erdener Kaynak, Riad Ajami, Marca Marie Bear

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ISBN-10: 0789023393

ISBN-13: 9780789023391

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Practical insights on the role of the entrepreneur in the global business context

Entrepreneurial ideas that look great on the drawing board can turn out to be deal breakers when introduced in real markets, even when they’ve been put through the toughest business modeling tests. The Global Enterprise examines how a healthy relationship between entrepreneurship


Practical insights on the role of the entrepreneur in the global business context

Entrepreneurial ideas that look great on the drawing board can turn out to be deal breakers when introduced in real markets, even when they’ve been put through the toughest business modeling tests. The Global Enterprise examines how a healthy relationship between entrepreneurship and globalization can combine with new methods of knowledge creation to enhance economic development and build firm sustainability. This unique book takes a fresh and innovative approach to the practical aspects of international business, including economic cluster formation, network formation, market entry, public policy controls and incentives, economic competitiveness, and the creation of value.

The Global Enterprise offers perspectives from practitioners and academics working in a variety of disciplines in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. Their contributions address many of the vital issues of global business, including value-added chains, cross-border networks, knowledge management, technology transfer, transnational lines of production, distribution, marketing, and financial flows, and the strategic partnerships between government and corporations. The book is illustrated with more than 65 tables and figures, and articles are organized into three sections—“Globalization: Building Firm Sustainability,” “Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Economic Competitiveness,” and “Knowledge Creation: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Transfer, and Cluster Formation.”

The Global Enterprise examines:

  • the global transfer of capital
  • strategic partnerships between governments and multinational firms
  • the prospects for economic progress in developing countries
  • the impact of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
  • the role of export regulations in national security and in safeguarding foreign policy
  • the evolution of the Hard Rock Café
  • cultural ontology
  • global virtual teams (GVT)
  • how to implement a knowledge management project
  • a framework for discussing entrepreneurship from an environmental perspective
  • and much more
The Global Enterprise is an essential resource for academics, researchers, and professionals in the field of international business, and for economic development experts and government policymakers.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors     xiii
Contributors     xv
Foreword   Gail Arch     xxv
Acknowledgments     xxvii
Introduction   Riad A. Ajami   Marca Marie Bear     xxix
Globalization: Building Firm Sustainability     1
Science and Technology: Policies for Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century   Edward J. Malecki     15
Introduction     15
The Necessity for Science and Technology     17
Global Competitiveness     19
Learning: Various Forms, All Necessary     22
Flexibility and the New Rules of Competition     26
Technology Transfer: Not an Easy Route to Competitiveness     28
The Challenge of Technology Upgrading     30
Conclusions and Suggestions for Policy     33
The Impact of Institutional Environment on Eastern European Economies: Corporate Strategy of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises   Stephan Bourcieu     41
Introduction     41
Acting on the Institutional Environment     43
Results of the Analysis     49
Conclusion     58
International Location of Research and Development: Which Dimensions Lead to the Decision?   Patrice Houdayer   Frederic Fontante     63
Introduction     63
Identification of Variables for International Location of R&D     64
Research Methodology and Description of Sample     77
Analysis of Results and Discussion     77
Conclusion     84
Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Economic Competitiveness     91
Entrepreneurship Policy, Economic Development, and Competitiveness: A Study of Culture, Public Policy, and Enterprise in the Asia-Pacific Region   Leo Paul Dana     97
Introduction     97
Culture     98
Public Policy     99
Hong Kong     101
Japan     102
Macao     103
North Korea     103
Singapore     104
South Korea     104
Vietnam     104
Conclusion     106
Entrepreneurs' Influence on Firms' International Behavior   Svante Andersson     109
Literature Review     109
Methodology     117
Case Analysis     118
Discussion     123
Implications and Further Research     128
Entrepreneurship in the Experience Economy: The Evolution of the Hard Rock Cafe   Stephen V. Horner    Todd H. Chiles   Long W. "Rico" Lam     137
Introduction     137
History of the Hard Rock Cafe     141
The Founders of the Hard Rock Cafe     145
The Leaders of Hard Rock Cafe International     147
Hard Rock Cafe International's Current Operations     152
Industry and Competitive Environment     155
Managing a Cultural Brand     158
Current Issues Facing Management     160
The Impact of Technological Activities of Multinational Enterprise Subsidiaries on Host Countries: The Case of Non-U.S. Subsidiaries of Computer and Electronics Multinational Enterprises Operating in the United States   Kamel Abdallah   Riad A. Ajami   Marca Marie Bear     167
Introduction     167
MNE Technology Transfer and Host Country Economic Competitiveness     169
Research Objective     170
Macrocomparative Government Technology Policies     171
Analysis of Studies     173
Impact of Foreign Subsidiaries of MNEs on U.S. Technology Policy     174
Research Propositions and Data Collection     175
Results     180
Conclusion and Contributions     181
Corporate Performance in Jordan: A Macroanalysis   Muhsen Makhamreh      187
Introduction     187
Measures of Corporate Performance     188
Methodology     195
Findings of the Study     197
Conclusion and Recommendations     205
Knowledge Creation: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Transfer, and Cluster Formation     211
Cultural Ontology Specifications for Interorganizational Knowledge Processes   El-Sayed Abou-Zeid     229
Introduction     229
Interorganizational Knowledge Processes and their Cultural Dimensions     231
Toward Cultural Ontology     235
The Role of Cultural Ontology in Interorganizational Knowledge Processes: A General View     242
Conclusion     242
Communication Media and Knowledge Sharing in Global Virtual Teams   Atreyi Kankanhalli   Bernard C. Y. Tan   Kwok-Kee Wei     251
Introduction     251
Conceptual Background     253
Research Questions     257
Research Method     259
Results     263
Proposed Research Model     269
Conclusion     270
Environmental Evaluation and Management: Quantum Knowledge? The Example of Jervis Bay   Christine Henon   Patrice Houdayer      277
Introduction     277
Voyage Through the Concept of Quantum: Theory, Information, and Transdisciplinarity     278
Sustainability and Environmental Evaluation     280
The Case of Jervis Bay     281
Quantum Environmental Information     283
Conclusion     285
Distributed Participative Knowledge Management: The IndiGo System   Jorg Rech   Bjorn Decker   Klaus-Dieter Althoff   Ulrike Becker-Kornstaedt   Andreas Klotz   Edda Leopold   Angie Voss     287
Introduction     287
Distributed Participative Knowledge Management     289
Methodology of indiGo     293
Technology of indiGo     298
Related Work     304
Evaluation of IndiGo     307
Summary and Outlook     311
Knowledge Management and Information Engineering: Why and How?   Jean-Marc Charlot     315
Introduction     315
Why Should a Company Manage Its Knowledge?     315
Knowledge: A Sensitive Component of Intangible Capital     317
Does Knowledge Management Reinforce Creation of Value?     319
What Knowledge?     321
What Is the Next Step?      323
For Which Results?     325
The Future?     327
Epilogue   Riad A. Ajami   Marca Marie Bear     329
Index     333

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