Call for Papers
International Institute of Management
In today’s digital revolution, a variety of technical, economic and market-driven forces have converged to present a fundamental challenge for public policy and business leaders.
The emergence of global markets, worldwide alliances, outsourcing and international competition are changing the face of business. The birth of the internet and global small business enterprise, the rapid change of new technological development, the automation of the global supply chain, the dramatic reduction of lead times for new product development, tele-working, and decentralization of business organizations, plus the continuous fragmentation and consolidation of markets, have all placed greater pressure on policy makers and CEOs to expand their firms’ knowledge and gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Therefore, what is needed is a new management thinking and an adaptive business model; a new set of concepts, principles and strategies that will help guide policy makers and business managers on how to organize and operate their businesses in the new economy. The ways in which senior executives allocate, manage and position the new digital assets and knowledge resources will have a strong bearing on the firm’s ability to compete successfully in today’s global digital economy.
IIM invites digital economy experts, consultants and professors to participate in a worldwide collaborative research project on digital economy. The results of this project will be published in a book containing a selection of best practices papers that discuss the issues, implications and results of key national and corporate studies dealing with the management of business in the new digital economy.
The study sections range from issues related to information and communication technology to organizational frameworks for enterprise and economic development.
The material shall represent the developed thinking of a number of research and consulting projects for governments and global Fortune 1000 companies with focus on the complex interplay between technical knowledge and traditional management functions such as strategy, marketing, human resources, operations, MIS, finance, accounting and business law. All submitted papers shall provide ideas, frameworks, checklists, tools, insights, and caveats learned during the authors' seminal work, research and consulting projects.
· Challenges of a Developing Countries
· Examples and Lessons learned from Developed Countries
· New Emerging Players – India, China, Dubai, Eastern Europe
· Multi-national Information Society Initiatives
Appendix A – Listing of Global Digital Economy Initiatives
Appendix B – Listing of Global IT Vendors and Players
Appendix C – Glossary
Appendix D – References and additional readings
The material in this book is also intended for use as a primary or complementary text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses that focus primarily on the emerging global digital economy and e-business management
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