Small Business Enterprise

An Economic Analysis

Author: Gavin C. Reid

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415056816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 3805


This book is concerned with one of the major contemporary issues of industrial organisation: the role of small business enterprise in a mature market economy. Key issues covered are: start-up and its financial features; static and dynamic scale economies; enterprise case histories; small business strategy; competitive forces; strategic pricing policy; determinants of growth and survival; and the political economy of fair trade and enterprise. The treatment is analytical and empirical, well grounded in business reality, and set within the context of the political economy of small business. It is based on a unique and extensive database of small business enterprise, containing over 40,000 data points gathered by field work within the firm. The book starts with a section on the database and then applies diverse methods: statistical analysis; enterprise case histories; econometrics; and political economy. In this way, a particularly rich picture of the modern small business emerges, because it is viewed from different perspectives. By the importation of contemporary ideas from industrial economics, allied to the use of statistical, econometric and qualitative techniques on a relational database, this book aims to bring new standards of rigour and insight to the study of small business enterprise, without losing touch with either the reality of the small business or the milieu within which it functions. The author brings to this work his long-standing research experience in industrial economics, and an established publication record in small business economics.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 For Dummies

Author: Terry Collings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764596254

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 7235


Provides just what administrators need to configure, manage, maintain, and upgrade a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system Red Hat is the most popular Linux distribution, with 70 percent of the U.S. market; RHEL subscriptions climbed to 87,000 during the quarter ending February 2004-up 85 percent Covers all four RHEL versions-Desktop, Workstation, Enterprise Server, and Application Server Delivers the lowdown on the X Window System, printer configuration, Samba, Internet server set up, administration of users and groups, backups and file restoration, and security

Social Enterprise Management

Author: Bob Doherty,John Thompson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1845449886

Category: Economics

Page: 107

View: 3580


Annotation Social enterprises are organisations seeking business solutions to social problems. This e-book looks at social enterprises around the world in terms of governance, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, sustainability and in the public sector.

Understanding Enterprise Liability

Rethinking Tort Reform for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Virginia Nolan,Edmund Ursin

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566392303

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 8659


Historical insights and a fresh perspective on the politics and possibilities for sensible tort reform
Posted in: Law

Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering

Author: Jan A. P. Hoogervorst

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540926712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 8344


Achieving enterprise success necessitates addressing enterprises in ways that match the complexity and dynamics of the modern enterprise environment. However, since the majority of enterprise strategic initiatives appear to fail – among which those regarding information technology – the currently often practiced approaches to strategy development and implementation seem more an obstacle than an enabler for strategic enterprise success. Two themes underpin the fundamentally different views outlined in this book. First, the competence-based perspective on governance, whereby employees are viewed as the crucial core for effectively addressing the complex, dynamic and uncertain enterprise reality, as well as for successfully defining and operationalizing strategic choices. Second, enterprise engineering as the formal conceptual framework and methodology for arranging a unified and integrated enterprise design, which is a necessary condition for enterprise success. Jan Hoogervorst's presentation, which is based on both research and his professional background at Sogeti B.V., aims at professionals in management and consulting as well as students in management science and business information systems.

Amway, the Cult of Free Enterprise

Author: Stephen Butterfield

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896082533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 4924


Butterfield, an ex-Amway distributor, dissects the dynamics of this "Free Enterprise" empire with an insider's insight.

Government and Public Enterprise

Essays in Honour of Professor V.V. Ramanadham

Author: Venkata Vemuri Ramanadham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714632582

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 1198


Published in the year 1983, Government and Public Enterprise is a valuable contribution to the field of Politics.

Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis

Author: Richard E Caves,Richard E. Caves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 6394


Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis surveys the contributions that economic analysis has made to our understanding of why multinational enterprises exist and what consequences they have for the workings of the national and international economies. Covering both theories and tests of hypotheses, and synthesizing material from social science and applied disciplines, Professor Caves develops the logic behind public policies that affects multinational enterprises. The book has been completely updated to cover contributions appearing through mid-1994 and remains the only survey volume to draw equally on analytical contributions of both economics and business administration bearing on the multinational firm.

Digital Enterprise Technology

Perspectives and Future Challenges

Author: Pedro Filipe Cunha,Paul G. Maropoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387498648

Category: Computers

Page: 593

View: 1185


The first Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) International Conference was held in Durham, UK in 2002 and the second DET Conference in Seattle, USA in 2004. Sponsored by CIRP (College International pour la Recherche en Productique), the third DET Conference took place in Setúbal, Portugal in 2006. Digital Enterprise Technology: Perspectives and Future Challenges is an edited volume based on this conference. Topics include: distributed and collaborative design, process modeling and process planning, advanced factory equipment and layout design and modeling, physical-to-digital environment integrators, enterprise integration technologies, and entrepreneurship in DET.

Enterprise Integration Modeling

Proceedings of the First International Conference

Author: Charles J. Petrie

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262660808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 563

View: 9176


The goal of enterprise integration is the development of computer-based tools that facilitate coordination of work and information flow across organizational boundaries. These proceedings, the first on EI modeling technologies, provide a synthesis of the technical issues involved; describe the various approaches and where they overlap, complement, or conflict with each other; and identify problems and gaps in the current technologies that point to new research.The leading edge of a movement that began with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), EI now seeks to engage the development of computer-based tools to control not only manufacturing but the allied areas of materials supply, accounting, and inventory control. EI technology is pushing forward research in areas such as distributed AI, concurrent engineering, task coordination, human-computer interaction, and distributed planning and scheduling. These proceedings provide the first common technical ground for comparing, evaluating, or coordinating these efforts.Charles J. Petrie, Jr., is Senior Member of Technical Staff at MCC in Austin, Texas.Topics include: Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Open System Architecture Standards. The results of five workshops on EI modeling topics: Model Integration, Model/Application Namespace, Heterogeneous Execution Environments, Metrics and Methodologies, and Coordination Process Models.