Doing Business in the Global Economy

Edited by Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos & Maria Argyropoulou

ISBN: 978-960-6672-45-3, 334 pages, Hardback

First published in 2009 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

1.

The Complexities and Multifaced Issues faced by Organizations in Uncertain Times

Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos & Maria Argyropoulou

1

Part 1: Organizational Culture, Strategy and Competitive Position

2.

A Taxonomy for Strategic Offensive

Somjit Barat

9

3.

SME Competitiveness Revisited; A Remodelled View of Competence Development

Allan Mulengani Katwalo

23

4.

The Classical Evolution of Modern Business Strategies and Tactics

Gordon W. Arbogast & Valentine S. Arbogast

33

5.

Organizational Culture in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Vahid Keshtkar, Nahid Hatam & Farkhondeh Foroozan

43

6.

Interplay of Emotions and Culture: Insights from Two Estonian Prisons

Anne Reino & Elina Tolmats

49

7.

The Transformation of Cooperatives into Multinationals

Anjel Errasti Amozarrain

61

8.

Quality Assurance in African Higher Education:

Vision and Mission Perspectives

Peter Neema-Abooki

71

Part 2: Organizational Theories and Governance

9.

Managing Resistance in Jordanian Mining and Quarrying Manufacturing Companies: Causes and Effects

Yahya Salim Melhem & Mohammad Al- Ibrahim

85

10.

The Myth of Leadership

Diane Huberman Arnold, Keith Arnold & Vanessa J. Arnold

103

11.

Implicit Leadership in Thailand: A Sub-cultural Comparison

Kornkanok Tunti-Ukos, Jutamas Ingpochai & Terrance C. Sebora

117

12.

Are Cypriot Employees Satisfied? And in what Areas?

Annabel Droussiotis

131

13.

Problems of Concentrated Ownership Structure in Russian Companies: The Paradox of Management Systems

Kamilla Galiy

145

14.

Assessment of Business Management Quality in the Czech Republic

Jindriska Sedova

155


Part 3: Learning Organizations and Knowledge Management

15.

Learning Organization Theory and Practice: Case of Estonia

Maret Ahonen & Merike Kaseorg

169

16.

The Exodus of Knowledge

Michael E. Thombs & Daniel Thombs

181

17.

Service Learning in the Business Curriculum:

Practices at a U.S. University

Sandra Poindexter & Carol Steinhaus

193

18.

The Effectiveness of Communities of Practice

Masoud Hemmasi & Carol M. Csanda

205

Part 4: Organizational Demographics

19.

Female Sri Lankan and Filipino Domestic Workers in Cyprus:

A Cross Sectional Study

Annabel Droussiotis

221

20.

The Geographical Distribution of Economic Growth: Gatekeepers, Multi-environment Clusters, and National and Regional Competitive Advantage: The US. vs the EU

Sanford L. Moskowitz & Elizabeth K. Sturlaugson

241

21.

Responding to an Ageing Workforce in an Australian State

Linda Colley & Robin Price

273

Part 5: Information Technology

22.

Health Care Information Systems and Secure Clinical Messaging: The Case of the NHS

Panagiotis Petratos & Sofia Gleni

287

23.

Managerial Challenge of Security Design:

Towards a Design-based Theory for Action

James A. Sena & Abraham B. (Rami) Shani

305

24.

Classic Problems in Global Supply Chains:

Unit of Analysis and Movement of Information

Donna M. Schaeffer & Patrick C. Olson

319

Part 6: Organizational Research Methods

25.

An Amended Approach for Scaling Units via Canonical Correlation Analysis in the DEA Context

Nizamettin Bayyurt

325