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Proposal of a web information system to support cooperation networks: a functional architecture to share business opportunities

Mendonça, Vítor; Varajão, João; Oliveira, Paula
Fonte: IBIMA Publicador: IBIMA
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
ENG
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The inter-organizational cooperation has established itself as a promising organizational model, enabling organizations to gain scale and simultaneously maintaining the flexibility necessary to constantly adapt to market demands ever-changing. This article, besides enhancing the strategic role of cooperation networks, intends to present the conceptual model and functional architecture of a Web Information System whose focus is the promotion of businesses networking. The proposed system will facilitate, based on the principles of cooperation networks, the establishment of cooperative arrangements between companies with complementary skills, allowing creating a web of companies oriented to customer loyalty within the networks, facilitating the sharing of information about customers and business opportunities.

Virtual Tourism Business Networks in Developing Countries

Barradas, Luis C. S.; Ferreira, J. J. P.
Fonte: FEUP Publicador: FEUP
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
Publicado em 05/02/2009 ENG
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Since the rising of Computer and Information Technologies, that enterprises and organizations explore them to run their businesses, in order to explore new business opportunities, increase profits and decrease costs. Due several reasons, most of micro, small and medium enterprises located in remote communities, especially those located in developing countries, face a number of obstacles and difficulties due to their business structure and limited access to information and communication infrastructures. This paper presents the conclusive remarks of a master thesis that aims the development of a model for a virtual business network, bringing together tourism industry players located in remote communities, in order to provide them the opportunity to, at a low cost, join to the information society, explore new business opportunities and acquire global visibility. This virtual business network is fostered and relies on a JXTA P2P distributed e-marketplace model that seems to be an effective and alternative way to overtake the presented problem.

E-Business at Delta Air Lines: Extracting Value from a Multi-Faceted Approach

Ross, Jeanne
Fonte: MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Formato: 223229 bytes; application/pdf
EN_US
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Delta Air Lines entered e-business with much aplomb when it agreed to provide Priceline.com with its excess inventory (seats on planes) in exchange for a 10% equity position. When Priceline stock soared, Delta sold part of its holding for $750 million. Delta management recognized that e-business offered many different business opportunities and has identified ways to lower costs (e.g. selling tickets on line), increase revenues (e.g. selling excess inventory through Priceline), and experiment with new business concepts (developing MYOBTravel.com for small and medium-sized businesses). This case stud y describes Delta?s e-business initiatives, noting the organizational structure used to aggressively pursue new opportunities. Of particular note is the role of the IT transformation that positioned Delta for the opportunities e-business created. Seeking to avert a Y2K crisis, Delta invested $1 billion in its IT infrastructure and developed a publish-and-subscribe environment to support a cross-functional customerorientation.

Pay Less, Get More - “Insurance Scheme” as a Sustainable Business Approach to Capacity Building Services

Fernandez, Juan Carlos
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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In advisory services, the author often tries to develop markets for capacity building services where currently there is no visible demand or supply. For the Corporate Governance (CG) Program in Southern Europe, the author developed a market-based approach to enable our partners to explore new business opportunities in the field of specialized education, training, and conferences that they previously had avoided because of lack of experience and/or high financial risks.

Attractive FDI : How Much Does Investment Climate Matter?

Hornberger, Kusi; Battat, Joseph; Kusek, Peter
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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Business opportunities-as reflected in the size and growth potential of markets-are the most powerful drivers of foreign direct investment. But investment climate features such as strong institutions and investor friendly regulations also matter and may even boost the development impact of the investment. Moreover, many elements of the investment climate can be reformed in the short run and at comparatively low cost. Improving the investment climate therefore offers an excellent opportunity for countries seeking to attract foreign direct investment.

An Assessment of the Human Resources, Skills Training and Business Services in Timor Leste

Callander, John W.
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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This report analyses the business training and business services sectors in Timor Leste, and recommends a number of initiatives for the strengthening of these important sectors of the economy. Small, Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) have had limited access to information, and there seems to be a lack of understanding and entrepreneurial discipline. Entrepreneurs need to be more aware of the necessity of generating a cashflow in order to monitor economic activity, and keep a business solvent. This shortcoming is linked to cultural characteristics, but it is compounded by a historical reliance upon government. As enterprises learn from their mistakes, they are becoming more self-reliant. New enterprises understand that survival and success is based upon entrepreneurial discipline and a clear understanding of market forces.

The Agribusiness Innovation Initiative in Ethiopia : Enabling a Climate Smart, Competitive, and Sustainable Agribusiness Sector

Brethenoux, Julia; Aleme, Teklu Kidane; Olafsen, Ellen; Thaller, Jim; Webb, Julian
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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The Agribusiness Innovation Initiative (AII) seeks to contribute to advancing a climate-smart competitive agribusiness sector which will create more jobs and raise incomes for Ethiopians. The AII will contribute toward this objective by identifying innovative growth-oriented entrepreneurs who are pursuing business opportunities based on value addition of agricultural commodities and providing them with a holistic service offering that accelerates their growth and increases their sustainability. In the process of doing so, the AII will engage all stakeholders along the value chain, thus strengthening the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem affecting the start-up and growth of innovative agribusiness enterprises. Relatedly, the AII will strive to have a demonstration, or catalytic, effect, encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs to enter, grow, and advance the industry. The AII will have two groups of beneficiaries. The direct beneficiaries include high growth potential agribusiness entrepreneurs and small businesses. This group includes a high percentage of women. The indirect beneficiaries are the small-holder farmers that supply the raw materials to the enterprises...

The Satellite Agribusiness Innovation Center in Saint Louis, Senegal

Brethenoux, Julia; Dioh, Simon; Drago, Nicola; Giddings, Steven; Olafsen, Ellen; Thaller, Jim
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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The establishment of an Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) in Senegal takes advantage of already existing agriculture and agro-processing sectors and uses this to both identify and support a pipeline of growth enterprises that can be accelerated. The AIC initiative seeks to identify growth entrepreneurs and these are defined as entrepreneurs that can create a significant number of job opportunities while expanding markets through regional, national and export sales. Their impact is therefore much deeper than survivalist entrepreneurs who are in business to support their immediate family livelihood. Once identified, the AIC supports them to make best use of resources and market opportunities. In a phased approach, starting with the Saint Louis region, the AIC is introducing pre-incubation support that can, depending on the initial outcomes, develop into a future AIC hub being developed in each of the regions. The Saint Louis Satellite AIC (sAIC) includes the following activities: 1) establishment and awareness creation; 2) introductory entrepreneurship workshops; 3) pre-incubation enterprise development programme; 4) assessment of regional business opportunities in the region and market opportunity matching with local enterprises; and 5) initiation of incubation for selected enterprises.

Egyptian National Postal Organization : Postal Financial Services and Access to Finance

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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ENPO is an organization employing 48,000 staff and operating a network of more than 9,000 access points (of which 3,500 post offices, 6,500 agencies, of which 1,500 are currently active). A commercial entity with management autonomy, ENPO is primarily a provider of basic financial services. Other services are mail (regular and express), parcels and Government services. Postal financial services, with three main business lines (savings, payments and giro services) and 15 million savings accounts, generate around 50% to 60% of ENPO s total revenue, and occupy an estimated 15% of ENPO s staff. Although available accounting and financial information are limited, it seems that postal financial services are operated at a profit. For ENPO which is currently in a transition phase from an administration-type of organization, moving towards a corporate-type of organization, the strategic option will play as an accelerator of change (in case the Government decides for a drastic move towards bancarization) or as a consolidator of incremental reform (in case the Government opts for a progressive approach...

E-GP Functional Specifications

Asian Development Bank; Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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Authorities in developed and newly developing countries alike have been seeking to reform and strengthen the governance and management frameworks around their systems of public procurement. Their objectives have been to enhance effective management, reduce the risk of corruption, promote economic activity, and strengthen policy and strategic development. Increasingly an important part of these reforms has become the systematic application of technology to the processes of public procurement, including in the advertising of business opportunities, management of information and workflows, document delivery, purchase orders and transactions. This systematic application of technology to government procurement, or e-Government Procurement (e-GP), can lead to a substantial automation of the procurement process but requires significant reforms and process improvements in the management of procurement. These reforms have seen the introduction of new procurement laws and regulations, the introduction of new training for public procurement officers...

Gates, Hired Guns and Mistrust - Business Unusual : The Cost of Crime and Violence to Businesses in Papua New Guinea

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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High levels of crime and violence are widely viewed as a critical constraint to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The most casual discussion on the topic inevitably elicits stories of personal experiences of victimization, or those of friends or family. Reports of violent incidents appear in the media on a daily basis. Despite 10 years of strong economic growth, with an increase in GDP of over 8 percent in 2011, there is a perception is that crime and violence have an impact on the business climate in the country, and that the costs to development are significant. This paper is the fourth in a series produced by the World Bank as part of the study "Socioeconomic Costs of Crime and Violence in PNG". The aim of the study has been to conduct targeted data collection and mine existing information sources, creating new analyses, in order to feed an informed dialogue among key stakeholders in PNG, and to help the business community in their ongoing discussions. As such, the study provides an overview of costs according to key themes along with presenting relevant empirical evidence...

Open Data Challenges and Opportunities for National Statistical Offices

World Bank Group
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
EN_US
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Open Data initiatives are transforming how governments and other public institutions interact and provide services to their constituents. They increase transparency and value to citizens, reduce inefficiencies and barriers to information, enable data-driven applications that improve public service delivery, and provide public data that can stimulate innovative business opportunities. As the gatekeepers of official statistics, National Statistics Offices (NSOs) produce many datasets that could typically comprise the foundation of an Open Data program. They may also have relationships with other data producing agencies in the national statistical system and have expertise in dealing with the many technical and data quality issues attendant in publishing data. In short, they are extremely well placed to make a valuable contribution to Open Data initiatives. Despite these advantages, NSOs do not always feature prominently in government-sponsored Open Data programs and they may be missing an important opportunity to expand the use and re-use of the data they produce. The goal of this working paper is to better understand the opportunities and challenges that Open Data presents to NSOs and to identify what steps and solutions are needed to enable NSOs to play a valuable role in national or sub-national Open Data initiatives.

Building Competitive Green Industries : The Climate and Clean Technology Opportunity for Developing Countries

World Bank Group
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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Climate change will have its largest impacts on developing countries, with poor populations particularly hard hit and unable to adequately adapt. There is an opportunity for developing countries to pursue a complementary approach, emphasizing building up the capabilities of local firms to participate in the business opportunities surrounding climate change. Climate change therefore represents an opportunity for developing countries to build local green industries that can drive sustainable economic growth and provide environmental benefits. This report offers insight to policy makers and other stakeholders seeking to develop competitive green industries in developing countries. It provides an overview and estimate of the market opportunity for climate and clean technology business in developing countries over the coming decade. It identifies which aspects of these markets are most accessible to local firms and to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in particular. Using a newly gathered set of firm data...

If You Give People Cash, Does It Help?

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Brief
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In Uganda, researchers evaluated a government program that gave unsupervised cash grants to youth for small business development and training. Based on final results four years after the intervention, the cash transfers achieved nearly all the goals. Beneficiaries invested most of the cash in building business opportunities. While they still did agricultural work, they spent more time working in skilled industry and services and their incomes rose. The study also illustrates the important weaknesses of microfinance. This impact evaluation and a host of other studies show that many young adults have high returns on investment when they have access to capital. Microloans are poor vehicles for small business growth and the development of cottage industry. As governments and the private sector work to develop this financial sophistication, cash transfers are likely to be important drivers of poverty alleviation and development for youth. This Evidence to Policy note was jointly produced by the World Bank Group...

Increasing the Department of the Navy’s Opportunities for Small Business and Non-Traditional Suppliers through Simplified Acquisitions Contracting and NAICS Targeting

Kidalov, Max V.; Lee, Jennifer L.; Kidalov, Max V.; Lee, Jennifer L.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Relatório
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This is a revised version.; Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This is a revised version.; The Department of the Navy’s (DON’s) total acquisition workforce, including the 1105 Purchasing Agent series and the 1102 Contract Specialist series, is directed to maximize contract awards to small and nontraditional suppliers by the terms of the Small Business Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), as well as Presidential, Department of Defense (DOD), and DON initiatives such as Better Buying Power (BBP). This direction is particularly strong with regards to low-dollar awards. The Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) Part 13 Simplified Acquisitions Procedures (SAP) was designed to be a highly effective tool that can overcome contracting barriers for non-traditional and small business suppliers. Through the Small Business Reservation (SBR), Congress directed agencies to automatically attempt small business set-asides of contract awards below the Simplified Acquisitions Threshold (SAT) of $150,000.00. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 recently authorized discretionary set-asides on task and delivery orders under FAR Subparts 8.4 and 16.5. However, there are concerns that SAT contracts are often benefitting large firms across various North American Industrial Category System (NAICS) categories. The DOD’s preferred MAXPRAC model is unsuitable for solving this apparent problem. This Report examines barriers...

Marketing the joint Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy and University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, defense focused Masters in Business Administration to active duty military officers; Marketing the joint Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy and University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, defense focused Masters in Business Administration to active duty military officers

McGowan, Dennis M.; McGowan, Dennis M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Thesis; Thesis Formato: xiv, 69 p. : col. ill., col. maps; xiv, 69 p. : col. ill., col. maps
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MBA Professional Report; Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; MBA Professional Report; Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; In April 2001, the Naval Postgraduate School's Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (NPS GSBPP), and the University of Maryland (UMD), Robert H. Smith School of Business embarked on a joint venture to provide a defense focused Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to military service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians living in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. This program is commonly called the Joint MBA (JMBA). Through market research; Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat Analysis; analysis of consumer buying; behavior and consideration of product life cycle; this marketing plan establishes an overarching marketing strategy for the JMBA. The strategy includes a product mission, marketing objectives, positioning, communication channels, the JMBA message and a description of managing the JMBA marketing process.; In April 2001, the Naval Postgraduate School's Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (NPS GSBPP), and the University of Maryland (UMD), Robert H. Smith School of Business embarked on a joint venture to provide a defense focused Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to military service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians living in the metropolitan Washington...

East Java and Australia: promoting the business partnership

McMichael, Heath
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Working/Technical Paper Formato: 70374 bytes; application/pdf
EN_AU
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This paper discusses recent economic trends in one of Indonesia's most important regions, East Java, with a particular focus on the Province's infrastructure development, trade and investment outlook, and the role of the East Java bureaucracy. It examines the pattern of Australian trade with, and investment in, East Java. The paper focuses on particular sectors of the East Java economy that offer the greatest scope, not only for Western Australian companies but for Australian firms generally that are looking for business opportunities outside the increasingly saturated market in Jakarta/West Java.

Doing Business 2008 : Comparing Regulation in 178 Economies

International Finance Corporation; World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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Doing business 2008 is the fifth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 178 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and over time. Regulations affecting 10 stages of a business's life are measured: starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. Data in doing business 2008 are current as of June 1, 2007. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where, and why. The Doing business methodology has limitations. Other areas important to business-such as a country's proximity to large markets, the quality of its infrastructure services, the security of property from theft and looting, the transparency of government procurement...

Prototypical dimensions of business opportunity in early stages of the entrepreneurial process

Costa, S.; Santos, S. C.; Caetano, A.
Fonte: Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia Organizacional e do Trabalho Publicador: Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia Organizacional e do Trabalho
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2013 ENG
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The purpose of this paper is to describe how individuals with no entrepreneurial experience use prototypical dimensions of business opportunities at the first two stages of the entrepreneurial process: recognition and decision to launch a venture. Previous studies have described the business opportunity prototype (Baron & Ensley, 2006); however, they do not describe how it is used and rely on retrospective data and entrepreneurs' prior experience. We intend to overcome these gaps by using two hypothetical scenarios and three conditions, creating a first entrepreneurial experience for individuals, having thus a 2 (scenario A and B) X 3 (condition: "Problem solving", "Cash flow", "Manageable risk") design plan with a total of six groups. Our results allow us to describe how individuals use the prototype in the first two stages of the entrepreneurial process. Specifically, we have a better understanding of the importance of risk, customers, and profit in both stages. Both in the recognition and the decision stages, risk is the most important factor, but profit and customers are considered differently in the two stages. In recognition, profit is more important than customers; however, in the decision stage, customers are a major concern for the participants. These results provide relevant information on the first entrepreneurial experience of individuals...

Market pulp: industry analysis and assessment of opportunities for Portuguese pulp producers

Silva, João Carlos Peixoto da
Fonte: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Publicador: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em //2009 ENG
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Project submitted as partial requirement for the conferral of Master in International Management; In a global world where Portugal is economically highly integrated, the Paper and Pulp business sectors are amongst the biggest contributors to Portuguese exports, the highest investors in production infrastructures, highly internationalized and has the most competitive players in this industry competing head to head in the international arena. This thesis aims to understand and create insight on Portuguese companies competing on this industry, their main competitors as well as to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the industry factors affecting the companies. This dissertation will focus on a very specific segment of the Paper and Pulp markets – the Market Pulp - but will also analyze the broader Paper and Pulp business areas in order to shed some light into the main drivers of the industry and to create awareness of business opportunities that may be created mainly in the short term. Study findings reveal that Portuguese companies can compete in the global arena by exploiting new markets while leveraging the efficiencies on its production cycles and investment plans.; Num mundo globalizado onde Portugal se encontra profundamente integrado...