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A Structured methodology for business network design

A Structured methodology for business network design

Despite the fact that Business Networking and strategic cooperation networks are emerging as a valuable organisational instrument that can create considerable competitive advantage for small firms, unfortunately, its practical implementation is very complicated. Some studies estimate that up to 60% of the alliances fail to meet their initial objectives [Ellis, 1996], in a clear indication that there is still a lot of work to be done regarding the creation and management of these networks [Caldeira, 2004]. This is due to the complexity of several dimensions that the concept of Business Networking implies and to some confusions and lacks arising from the fact that the argument only started to be treated as a managerial and organisational topic a few years ago. The first difficulty arises from the need to define and agree among Network participants about the meaning of a Business Network. Many definitions can be found in literature treating the network using the social approach or the business approach [Wu, Sun, 2002][ Osterle, Fleisch, 2000][Torelli, 1986][Comari, 1993]. However, there is too little systematic knowledge about the structure and the behaviour, of enterprise networks of integrated, multi-dependent nodes [Thoben, Jagdev, 2001]. In fact, one of the main findings and recommendation of the THINKcreative project points to the urgent need to invest time and effort into creating a sound theoretical foundation, where appropriate definitions shall be established for the general area of collaborative organisations [Camarinha-Matos, et al., 2004].
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Market as Religion: The Dynamics of Business Network in Megachurches

Market as Religion: The Dynamics of Business Network in Megachurches

Build ever larger temples is a global trend, which highlights countries with Brazil and the United States. In ancient times, the great temples were signs of power and authority, now constitute, in addition to power and authority, competition factor in social networking in the symbolic religion goods market, where the marketing dispute is a way to flaunt and show power of each religious leader, since aims to conquer the same public. Contrasting with the option for the poor of Catholicism and fundamentalism of most Pentecostal denominations, commonly, the Pentecostal entrepreneurship operates in tune as the values of contemporary society, based on competition, both economic and political, and religious. Promote the formation of various entities that bring together entrepreneurs, professionals and aspirants of various religious denominations. These organizations- evangelical provide instruction and assistance in the field of business from the perspective of Prosperity Theology. Much of these associations have contributing members and market services and artifacts. Among eases, we can highlight the / Christian Business Men’s Committee of (CBMC) and Association of Full Gospel Men’s Business (AFGMB), promoting the prosperity of its leaders.
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Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Interviews for Assessing Geographic Characteristics of Tourism Business Networks.

Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Interviews for Assessing Geographic Characteristics of Tourism Business Networks.

This study uses quantitative SNA and qualitative interviews, combining both methods and both data sets, to test the spatial characteristics of physical proximity, isolation, and smallness for understanding tourism business links. Two small, isolated locations are surveyed: (i) Sur- selva-Gotthard in the Swiss Alps comprising the three communities Andermatt, Disentis and Sedrun (the area surrounding Sedrun is sometimes referred to as Tujetsch), and (ii) Longyear- byen on Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic. In Surselva-Gotthard, the interviews helped to inform the role of geographic structure in the business network and in the isolation of periph- eral actors identified in the SNA. In Longyearbyen, the interviews revealed weak and diffuse informal ties that were not explicitly identified in the quantitative network. Together, quantita- tive network analysis from simple survey data, combined with targeted follow-up interviews based on those results, helped to identify regionally specific opportunities and challenges for more effective governance.
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Blockchain technology in the auditing environment

Blockchain technology in the auditing environment

The blockchain concept can be defined as “shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be tangible — a house, a car, cash, land — or intangible like intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, or branding.” [24]. This ledger information operates with encrypted data to implement identification, authentication, and authorisation of access to information. Integrity and trust on data, which is in the information systems, is the main objective of blockchain technology. Blockchain is a technological tool to comply with data integrity, in terms of its completeness, correctness, and free of contradiction, in distributed software systems. Distributed software systems are a number of independent computers that cooperate with each other in numerous informational transactions, without having a centralised computer to control or monitor those transactions. In a centralised system, only one computer can control all the information occurred in a specific context or network. In our everyday life economy, we know that transactions should not be on only one computer to prevent fraud risk, but rather in multiple computers. For this reason, companies use decentralised information systems. Within this decentralised system, ownership of information must be authenticated, the ownership proof has three elements: (1) the identification of the owner, (2) the identification of the object being owned, and (3) mapping the owner with the correspondent object. This object and the mapping to its owner is maintained in a ledger, corresponding to a proof of ownership. Next figure represents the ownership concepts used to certify and proof property.
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Creating and Developing a Service Network of Stage Costume Business in Isan Community

Creating and Developing a Service Network of Stage Costume Business in Isan Community

Thus, the entrepreneurs should cooperate all resources together and establish a Business network in order to respond adequately customer requirements. By this link they can widely service both a customer requirement of Thai dramatic art costume and folk dramatic art costume. Moreover, this network enhances many occupations in community such as tailors, dressmakers, ornament makers, salons and others. Sequentially, these occupations are handed down from one generation to another generation and become an occupational network that encourages stage costume businesses. If a stage costume service network links together with an occupational network will cause a positive effect for community economy, community currency and community culture.
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The Impact of Social Network on Some Selected Corporate Business

The Impact of Social Network on Some Selected Corporate Business

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 mainly used for professional networking. It had more than 43 million registered users, spanning 170 industries. The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. "LinkedIn takes your personal business network online and gives you access to people, jobs and opportunities like never before." is a networking Sonja (2008). It is the site designed for professionals. As a result, there are few members under age 23 or 24. Many members have been in the workforce for years; most are very well-educated.
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BAR, Braz. Adm. Rev.  vol.11 número2

BAR, Braz. Adm. Rev. vol.11 número2

The second contribution (“Life, Work and Sustainable Learning Practices: A Study on a Small Business Network”; by Ana Silvia Ipiranga and Marisia Aguiar) investigates potential multiple meanings of knowledge and knowing processes as work and life practices. Based in discursive practices analysis, this study suggests that organizations are social worlds forming a standard that holds life, work and organizational practices together. They negotiate, circulate, transform and reproduce, building a network of actors and favoring learning of sustainable practices.
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BAR, Braz. Adm. Rev.  vol.2 número2

BAR, Braz. Adm. Rev. vol.2 número2

The business network construct refers to sets of connected relationships that are contingent (informational benefits) upon each other and that influence a focal buyer-supplier relationship. The business network then reflects the average strength of the information obtained from the business network. The measure for network connections was developed based on Anderson et al. (1994), and Blankenburg et al. (1999). To capture all the potential sets of connected relationships, five network subgroups were identified as located upstream (input suppliers such as young plants and seeds and firms that supply fertilizers, chemical products, pots, vases, etc.) and downstream the supply chain (other buyers e.g. wholesalers, flower exporters, cash-and-carries and garden centers, and buyers’ customers, such as supermarkets, flower shops and wholesalers abroad) and third parties (agents of the auction who have closed ties with both suppliers and buyers). The informational benefits of each network subgroup refer to support in three areas: setting prices, quantities and qualities; coordinating production processes and logistic operations; and foreseeing possible future actions of the counterpart.
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A social network analysis applied to understand the relationships in fish farming tank-nets business in Brazil

A social network analysis applied to understand the relationships in fish farming tank-nets business in Brazil

Abstract: The present article aims to analyze the insertion of tilapia tank-nets producers in social networks and their influence on the information transfer within the network, from a group of fish farmers located in a reservoir in southeastern Brazil. Exploratory methods characterize this research, which has a qualitative approach based on a multi-case study. Roster method conducts the network research taking into account the limited number of actors in the network and the identification of all. This article allows an understanding of the influence of frequency, time and value attributed to the exchange of information among fish farmers. The trust degree in the relationships between fish farmers was measured through a Social Network Analysis (SNA) with the help of the UCINET® software. The results show that the transmitters of more information are the same that present themselves as central in the network and those who have the most valuable information. Keywords: social networks; fish farming; social capital; Social Network Analysis.
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B USINESS AND E CONOMICS, EXCLUSIVELY FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES.T HIS REPORT WAS SUPERVISED BY R OSÁRIOA NDRÉ WHO REVIEWED THE

B USINESS AND E CONOMICS, EXCLUSIVELY FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES.T HIS REPORT WAS SUPERVISED BY R OSÁRIOA NDRÉ WHO REVIEWED THE

the ownership. Another overhanging risk is coming from Bankia’s stake (Banco Financiero de Ahorros). The recently nationalized financial institution is under strict conditions by the European Commission that impose the sale of its participations if certain conditions are met 9 . The company had announced the sale for the period after the third quarter earnings announcement but so far no movement has been done. We see here some benefits for Iberdrola in the long- run as potentially sounder companies replace the constrained shareholders. As the result of the integration of Energy East (now Iberdrola USA), the acquisition of more than 10% of Iberdrola’s group stake is subject to prior approval of several regulatory authorities in the United States. We believe this to be a major constraint in consolidating participation in the company structure thus leaving space for new investors to enter Iberdrola’s ownership. This fact potentially hinders the company’s ability to raise capital as shareholders will look at Iberdrola more from a return perspective rather than a strategic perspective (looking for the attractiveness of the dividend and share price movements rather than for the attractiveness of the business itself) as a consequence of the diluted stakes, being more reluctant to capital inflows into the company.
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GESTÃO DO RELACIONAMENTO COM O CLIENTE EM  MERCADOS BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS

GESTÃO DO RELACIONAMENTO COM O CLIENTE EM MERCADOS BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS

O artigo enfocou uma das dimensões da aplicação do CRM, a automação da força de vendas, no mercado business-to-business, onde o valor ao longo da vida, valor de um único cliente ao longo de sua existência, pode ser enorme. A pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de analisar aspectos relacionados à estratégia corporativa e à estrutura do CRM. Pôde-se constatar que alguns fatores estão atrelados ao sucesso na implantação de um projeto de CRM: fazer parte de decisões estratégicas da empresa, que incluam monitorar a satisfação do cliente e a conscientização e envolvimento do staff da empresa. Sem uma estratégia clara de atendimento ao cliente, que permeie todos os níveis hierárquicos da empresa, as chances de sucesso do CRM são mínimas.
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Power Flow Analysis of Island Business District 33KV Distribution Grid System with Real Network Simulations

Power Flow Analysis of Island Business District 33KV Distribution Grid System with Real Network Simulations

The solution to power flow is one of the most important problems in electrical power systems. Traditional methods have been previously used for power flow analysis, but with prevalent drawbacks such as abnormal operating solutions and divergences in heavy loads. This paper presents power flow analysis in a power system, by modelling a typical 33kV Distribution Network, and simulating using the NEPLAN software for power flow studies. Island Business Unit’s (IBU) 33kV network of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDP) for a scenario day is taken as case study in the analysis. The most important parameters of power flow analysis is utilized to find the magnitude and phase angles of the voltages at each Busbar, as well as the real and reactive power flowing through each distribution line within the network under consideration.
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NTELLIGENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS. AN IMPORTANT AID TO NATIONAL SECURITY

NTELLIGENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS. AN IMPORTANT AID TO NATIONAL SECURITY

Unlike traditional systems, Business Process Management offers advanced features for modeling and automating business fl ows in the organization. Also, access to diverse data sources is much easier given the interoperability of the large number of applications. BPM based new technologies enables the modeling of business processes directly by analysts (i.e. operative, fi nancial and economic), without the support of IT departments.

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uPATO Mobile - Network Module

uPATO Mobile - Network Module

Abstract. Team sports analysis can be done using network analysis tools if the interactions between teammates are recorded. However, no application was specifically developed to team sports, that allows to im- port, compute and export data, as far as we know. Based on that, we developed a new application for network analysis in team sports. The Ul- timate Performance Analysis Tool (uPATO) allows codifying, importing, visualising, computing measures and exporting data from the observed games. Thus, the user can use a single application to codify the network that emerges from the game and analyse it. In this paper, we will present the mobile application uPATO that allows using an Android device to codify and analyse networks in team sports. This application extends the use of the uPATO tool for outdoor environments, making easier their use in the real scenarios with a mobile device, for example, in official games or during the training sessions. Finally, data of a real game will be used to test the network measures implemented and to show the values that can be obtained.
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Portraits on the crack user built by the media

Portraits on the crack user built by the media

The following interest groups were interviewed in the research: 10 users who attended the service, with good communication conditions, excluding those who were in a psychotic state, with a fissure or with an important cognitive deficit; 11 family mem- bers who were being followed up at the service during the data collection period; and 08 workers with at least six months of experience in the network of mental health services and who were not on leave of absence or on vacation during the collec- tion period. The interviews were recorded and transcribed in their entirety and carried out through the hermeneutic-dialectic circle. The operation of this device will be discussed as follows.
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Business plan PME.Box: internationalization to Spain

Business plan PME.Box: internationalization to Spain

José Carlos was born in Lisbon Portugal, migrated to Holland with three years of age and was raised in a multi cultural environment. Attended two type of education at the same time, Portuguese and Dutch. Specialized himself in ls and Economy. He is a very creative thinker and has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 20 years. Spent the last five years analyzing SME business needs and developed creative software solutions for SME in Cloud and SaaS. His talent can be found under www.buglos.com box.com. He has also been very active as a business angel since 1994 and was founder and leader of MADAN Capital which he left recently to lead the pme.box project. He has a MBA in Economy and is fluent in six box.com over the globe.
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Curso Alemanha  flyer (935 Downloads) Mobilidade

Curso Alemanha flyer (935 Downloads) Mobilidade

Module 6: German and International Business Culture Successful business is both global and local: As an intro- duction into German business culture and society, this course teaches about the 2000-year tradition of natural protection, why „quite good“ means „excellent“ and why management needs permission to let you work overtime. We will further look at intercultural perspectives and gain insights into neighboring cultures. This lays the groundwork for your visits to businesses and sites in the region where Germany, France and Luxemburg meet and where global and local business practices are forged.
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e-Business: Cozinhas

e-Business: Cozinhas

É notório, face ao contexto socioeconómico mais competitivo e às tendências globalizadoras da economia, as empresas que se dedicam ao sector da construção civil, utilizam cada vez mais processos de forma a minimizar custos e a garantir prazos que satisfaçam o cliente. A utilização de ferramentas informáticas é comum aos profissionais do sector, quer da construção civil quer da indústria do mobiliário. (e-Business Survey, DeBW, 2007).

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O papel da controladoria como business partner

O papel da controladoria como business partner

A tradicional visão e os estereótipos da controladoria como bean-counter (contador de feijão), book keeper (guardador de livros), watchdog (cão de guarda), number crunching (triturador de números) e scorekeeping (registro de informações), que muitas vezes tinha uma orientação exclusiva para análises financeiras do passado, tem gradualmente sido substituídas por uma função de maior proximidade dos parceiros de negócios, dando lugar a novos termos como, o de business oriented (orientação para o negócio), change agent (agente de mudança), internal consultant (consultor interno), co-pilot (copiloto) e business partner (parceiro de negócios). Na BASF, este papel de business partnering (parceria de negócio) na controladoria, iniciou-se em 2006 com a implementação do conceito Controller Mission (Missão do Controller), consolidando-se em 2009 com a iniciativa Business Partnering. O objetivo geral deste trabalho, atendendo as demandas e necessidades da BASF, consistiu em avaliar o nível de business partnering da controladoria junto a seus clientes internos. Com os objetivos específicos de verificar: a) a diferença na avaliação do nível de business partnering entre a área de controladoria e seus clientes internos; b) a diferença na avaliação do nível de business partnering entre as diferentes localidades; e c) a diferença na avaliação do nível de business partnering de acordo com as diferentes áreas de atuação dos clientes internos da controladoria. Foi feita uma pesquisa do tipo survey com os colaboradores da área de controladoria e com os gestores da BASF na América do Sul. A pesquisa utilizou uma escala métrica de quatro pontos para avaliar a frequência de atuação da controladoria como business partner, de acordo com as 36 características previstas pela própria BASF, dentro de três perspectivas chaves: requerimentos pessoais, habilidades de interação e atitude
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Semantic Business Intelligence - a New Generation of Business Intelligence

Semantic Business Intelligence - a New Generation of Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence Solutions represents applications used by companies to manage process and analyze data to provide substantiated decision. In the context of Semantic Web develop- ment trend is to integrate semantic unstructured data, making business intelligence solutions to be redesigned in such a manner that can analyze, process and synthesize, in addition to traditional data and data integrated with semantic another form and structure. This invaria- bly leads appearance of new BI solution, called Semantic Business Intelligence.

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