Business Review: Advanced Applications

Business Review: Advanced Applications


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Business Review: Advanced Applications, edited by Dr. Anton Ravindran and Dr. Farid Shirazi, provides insights and information on several essential business topics, such as cloud computing technology, and their impact on enterprises; the implementation of rolling planning instruments; the price volatility of grain markets; the standard of living in selected EU countries; the quality of disclosure in annual reports; diversity in the board room; using human resource management increase to a firm's performance and productivity; knowledge management; information systems and internal control systems; and the impact of ICT expansion and legal and institutional frameworks on Foreign Direct Investment flows. This book will be of interest to scholars, educators, and practitioners alike in the fields of business management, marketing, finance, economics, human resource management, education and other related subjects, and will provide well-grounded informational material both in theory and in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443850292
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Anton Ravindran, is currently the CEO and Founder of Rapid Start; President of Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF); Visiting Professor and Researcher at the Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC), University of Bedfordshire, UK; and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Information Systems at Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also currently the Managing Editor of several journals including Journal on Computing (Jo C) and Global Business Review (GBR), and the co-editor of The ICT Age, which will be published later this year. Dr. Ravindran founded and managed four IT companies, and has won several entrepreneurship accolades. He has a BSc (Texas) and an MBA (Texas), and obtained a Doctorate degree in IT Management from the University of South Australia, having been awarded the International Information Technology Management Scholarship to pursue his doctoral degree. Farid Shirazi, Ph D, is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. Dr. Shirazi's research focuses mainly on the impact of ICTs on social and economic development. His main research interests are IT-enabled sustainability and development, Cloud Computing, E-government strategies, Green IS management, as well as the ethical and security perspectives associated with the introduction and use of ICTs. His publications include articles and chapters in in several conference proceedings and journals, including the Journal of E-Business Development; Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries; Journal of Telematics and Informatics; and Journal of Information Communication and Ethics in Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction Anton Ravindran Farid Shirazi 1

Chapter 1 Emerging Cloud Computing Paradigm and its Impact on Enterprises Anton Ravindran 4

Chapter 2 Controller's Perspective on Implementing Rolling Instruments Robert C. Rickards 21

Chapter 3 Valuing Risk Exposure and the Expected Cost of Margin Calls: The Case for a Secondary Market in Redistributing Liquidity Liability (Margin Credit Swaps) Timothy E. Zimmer Valerien O. Pede Andrew M. McKenzie 48

Chapter 4 Standard of Living in the European Union Jana Stávková Pavel Zufan Nad'a Birciaková 61

Chapter 5 The Quality of Disclosure in the Annual Report: Analysis of Different Approaches Alain Devalle Fabio Rizzato 87

Chapter 6 Diversity in the Board Room: A Business Case or Rhetoric? Daniel Kipkirong Tarus 106

Chapter 7 Human Resource Intangible Assets Connected to the Organizational Performance and Productivity Marko Kesti Antti Syväjärvi 136

Chapter 8 Promoting Knowledge Based Economy and Minimizing Digital Gap in Arab Countries with special reference to Saudi Arabia: A Qualitative Study Khalil Elian Abdelrahim 174

Chapter 9 Information Systems and Internal Control Systems Fabrizio Bava Alain Devalle 196

Chapter 10 The Impacts of ICT Expansion, Legal and Institutional Framework on FDI Flows: A Comparative Study between Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern Economies Farid Shirazi 216

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