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Integrated Solutions: The Changing Business of Systems Integration

Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Some of the world's leading companies are changing the strategic focus of their activities and following a similar path to success. Increasingly, firms compete by selling complex products and ... More


National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This book studies the way that British, American, and German firms in the clothing industry (manufacturing and retail) co-ordinate and govern their global production networks/value chains. It offers ... More


Enterprise Management and Corporate Governance

Arndt Sorge

in The Global and the Local: Understanding the Dialectics of Business Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199278909
eISBN:
9780191706820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278909.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The dialectical complementarity of liberalism and corporatist governance in provincialized layers has brought forth internationally oriented companies promoting diversified quality production, credit ... More


Strategic choices in a Global Marketplace

Andrew Inkpen and Kannan Ramaswamy

in Global Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Advantage across Borders

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167207
eISBN:
9780199789825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167207.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the strategic approaches that firms adopt in competing globally. Competing in global markets requires organizations to consider carefully an array of strategic options ranging ... More


Integrated Solutions: The Changing Business of Systems Integration

Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Some of the world's leading companies are changing the strategic focus of their activities and following a similar path to success. Increasingly, firms compete by selling complex products and ... More


Networks and the International System

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter extends the analysis of networks explicitly to the international sphere by addressing the whole area of information and communications technology (ICT) and networks and particularly how ... More


Leveraging Knowledge Resources Globally

Andrew Inkpen and Kannan Ramaswamy

in Global Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Advantage across Borders

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167207
eISBN:
9780199789825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167207.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter continues the discussion of knowledge, shifting the focus to the global allocation of knowledge-based resources. It argues that the current wave of globalization promises to change the ... More


The Internationalization of Japanese Manufacturing

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter charts the timing and geographical spread of Japanese foreign direct investment. It discusses different interpretations of the distinctive characteristics of Japanese manufacturing ... More


Organization control and management accounting in context: a case study of the US motion picture industry

S. Mark Young, Wim A. Van der Stede, and James J. Gong

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter seeks to expand the domain of management accounting and organizational control research into creative industries, and develop a framework for studying perhaps the best known of these ... More


Food Retailing, Supermarkets, and Food Security: Highlights from Latin America *

Mehmet Arda

in Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236558
eISBN:
9780191717031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The importance of supermarkets in the world food economy has increased radically since the early 1990s. They are now major sellers and buyers of food items not only in developed but also in ... More


The Quality-Cost Revolution

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the quality-cost revolution, starting with the role of companies in moving price competition up the value chain. This is followed by a section on the competition for profit, ... More


Alternative Financing Methods

JAMES MOORE

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in economic development in developing countries by furnishing needed goods and services to consumers, creating most employment ... More


The Industry

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the concept of the strategic audit. It begins with the identification of the customers’ needs and characteristics, while, by understanding the value chain, costs, returns, and ... More


Value Chains

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter studies the third pillar of sustainable intensification by focusing on the development of sustainable socioeconomic intensification. This encompasses the intensification of the ... More


Global Value Chains during the Great Trade Collapse: A Bullwhip Effect?

Carlo Altomonte, Filippo Di Mauro, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Armando Rungi, and Vincent Vicard

in Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019743
eISBN:
9780262314473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019743.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The authors show how different stages in the Global value chain responded to the great trade collapse following the crisis of 2008. Firms over react because of a ‘bull-whip’ effect, related to ... More


Varieties of Offshoring?: Spatial Fragmentation and the Organization of Production in Twenty-First Century Capitalism

Jennifer Bair and Matthew C. Mahutga

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a new perspective on a longstanding debate concerning the development of contemporary capitalism: does globalization erode the influence of territorial institutions on economic ... More


Making the Global Supply Base

Timothy Sturgeon, John Humphrey, and Gary Gereffi

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Timothy Sturgeon, John Humphrey, and Gary Gereffi analyze the co-evolutionary character of market making, in which the initial trials with global sourcing in the 1970s and 1980s by a ... More


Made in the World

Pol Antràs

in Global Production: Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168272
eISBN:
9781400873746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168272.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter gives an overview of the state of global production networks in the present age, particularly in the “slicing of the value chain” phenomenon, which refers to the gradual disintegration ... More


Developing Agricultural Value Chains

Shashidhara Kolavalli

in Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845348
eISBN:
9780191880599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845348.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter asks how can agricultural value chains be further developed in Ghana given prevailing market failure problems that constrain the private sector from playing a greater role. Using first ... More


Can Small Firms Innovate? The Case of Clusters of Small Producers in Northern Vietnam

Jaap Voeten, Job de Haan, and Gerard de Groot

in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596515
eISBN:
9780191729133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596515.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter has two aims: the first is methodological and the second is empirical. The methodological part of the chapter discusses innovation concepts, their relevance to SMEs in developing ... More


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