CEO Guide to Doing Business in South Africa

CEO Guide to Doing Business in South Africa PDF Book
  • Author : Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
  • Publisher : AA Global Sourcing Ltd
  • Release : 2012-01-24
  • ISBN : 9781471064319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Book Description :

Often, new exporters will feel a bit overwhelmed about trading with South Africa. Much consideration and planning will need to go into deciding on the company type, delivery of products and services, marketing strategies, and local conditions. Before making these big decisions exporters and investors should spend some time thinking about business objectives.

Knowledge Learning and Innovation

Knowledge  Learning and Innovation PDF Book
  • Author : Vanessa Ratten
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-06
  • ISBN : 9783319592824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book places knowledge, learning and innovation at the heart of cross-sector collaborations. Collaboration for innovation is a topic that has attracted widespread interest from academics, business strategists and government officials. To date the collaborations have focused on the performance management process and more specifically on how to encourage collaboration. However, businesses across the world are realizing that for cross-sector collaboration to be successful, it is necessary for firms to share knowledge and innovation through a process of learning. The book contributes to this by providing fresh insights into ways to stimulate cross-sector collaboration. It presents diverse methods and approaches to unify the dimensions of knowledge, learning and innovation and discusses how collaboration can be created, sustained, and expanded.

The Greening of the Automotive Industry

The Greening of the Automotive Industry PDF Book
  • Author : G. Calabrese
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781137018908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An examination of the greening of the automotive industry by the path dependence of countries and carmakers' trajectories. Three sources of path dependency can be detected: business models, consumer attitudes, and policy regulations. The automobile is changing and the race towards alternative driving systems has started!

The Economy of Tourism in Bangladesh

The Economy of Tourism in Bangladesh PDF Book
  • Author : Sakib Bin Amin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-08-07
  • ISBN : 9783030729004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bangladesh is a land of great natural beauty, with a rich culture. Its tourism industry is one of its greatest motivators for social and economic development - but it does not always climb to the heights of success that one might expect. This book is one of the first to explore tourism in Bangladesh in scholarly detail, examining driving factors behind the growth of the industry, as well as challenges it needs to overcome. It provides recommendations for policy makers, as well as a rich tapestry of scholarly work for researchers interested in Bangladesh, tourism management, and the study of developing economies.

Progressive Business Models

Progressive Business Models PDF Book
  • Author : Eleanor O'Higgins
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-06
  • ISBN : 9783319588049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents and analyses exemplary cases of progressive business, understood as ecologically sustainable, future-respecting and pro-social enterprise. The authors present a number of companies following progressive business practices from a range of industries including ethical and sustainable banking, artisan coffee production and distribution, pharmaceutical products, clean technology, governance in retailing, responsible hospitality and consumer goods. With case studies from around Europe such as Tridos Bank in The Netherlands, Béres Co. in Hungary, Novo Nordisk in Denmark, Lumituuli in Finland, John Lewis in the UK and Illy Café from Italy, these progressive companies have global reach and an international impact. The collected cases aim to show the best to be expected from business in the 21st century in a structured accessible way, suitable for any readers interested in innovative ways of creating forward-looking sustainable business.

Cluster Based Industrial Development

Cluster Based Industrial Development  PDF Book
  • Author : T. Sonobe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781137385116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book attempts to provide an effective strategy for industrial development based on the KAIZEN management training experiments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Tanzania. We focus on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in industrial clusters, because clusters consisting of MSEs are ubiquitous and have high potential to grow.

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry PDF Book
  • Author : Sharon L. Forbes
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-11-22
  • ISBN : 9783030304133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the social dimension of sustainability in the wine industry. Social sustainability focuses on people and communities. Contributors explore topics such as philanthropy, poverty, natural disasters, communication, and wine tourism from a global perspective using research and case studies in developed and developing countries. This edited book provides researchers, academics, practitioners and students with varied perspectives of social sustainability in the global wine industry.

Platform Strategy for Global Markets

Platform Strategy for Global Markets PDF Book
  • Author : Hirofumi Tatsumoto
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-02-08
  • ISBN : 9789813367890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explains the strategic behaviors of platform firms on the global market, drawing on extensive research on the mobile communication systems, semiconductor equipment, personal computer, and automobile electronics industries. The book focuses on Ericsson, Applied Materials, Intel, and Bosch as representative global platform companies. The book’s introductory section reports on the rise of platform business and addresses the theoretical basis of their competitive edge, based on a review of prior studies on the network effect of open standards and the economic theory of strategic behavior. The platform business obviously secures a competitive advantage on the global market. Yet this theory alone does not provide sufficient explanation for why the platform business achieves competitiveness on the market. The book proposes a theoretical framework and provides rigorous supporting evidence by using case studies and empirical analysis on the global business of platform firms. This evidence reflects the variety of global ecosystems: the mobile communications system in China, the semiconductor equipment industry in East Asia, personal computers in Taiwan, and automobile electronics in China. In conclusion, the book reviews these studies and identifies the key factors of platform strategy on the global market. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will benefit all academic researchers and undergraduate students in management and economics with an interest in global competition and collaboration in the open economy.

Critical Factors for Berth Productivity in Container Terminal

Critical Factors for Berth Productivity in Container Terminal PDF Book
  • Author : Bo Lu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • ISBN : 9789811024313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a comparative study of the critical factors in berth productivity in Chinese and South Korean container terminals. It first defines the concept of berth productivity, and then establishes a regression model to evaluate the productivity factor. With the results obtained for the leading Asian container terminals it identifies the relationship between critical factors for berth productivity and their order of importance. The findings provide guidelines for terminal operators to improve berth productivity.

Political Communication in Direct Democratic Campaigns

Political Communication in Direct Democratic Campaigns PDF Book
  • Author : H. Kriesi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2011-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780230343214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analyzes the communication processes in direct democratic campaigns and their effect on the opinion formation of the voters. Based on a detailed analysis of the politicians' strategies, media coverage and the opinion formation of the public in three campaigns, this book argues that the campaigns are more enlightening than manipulating.

Identifying Hidden Needs

Identifying Hidden Needs PDF Book
  • Author : K. Goffin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2010-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780230294486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Too many new products fail. New products which are hard to differentiate from existing products won't capture the customer's imagination. The failure is due to a poor understanding of customers' needs. Companies need to take a radical approach to identifying customers' real needs, and this book demonstrates innovative ways to achieve this.

At Arm s Length

At Arm   s Length PDF Book
  • Author : Terrence Guay
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-07-27
  • ISBN : 9781349267866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author examines the extent to which the European Union and its policies influence Europe's defence industry. He suggests that the end of the Cold War and economic globalization are major factors pushing defence industrial issues to the regional level. The book describes institutional struggles between the European Commission, Council and Parliament in this policy area. The interdisciplinary approach addresses political economy, institution building, European security and defence, transatlantic relations, industrial restructuring, and the influence of defence sector interest groups.