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Adoption of "eco‐advantage" by SMEs: emerging opportunities and constraints

Lynn Oxborrow, Clare Brindley
2013 European Journal of Innovation Management  
Methodology The research approach is exploratory, comprised of 15 SME embedded cases based in the UK.  ...  Value The paper informs the emerging debate on sustainability in SMEs, providing a rich source of data to enhance the provision of business support and knowledge transfer activities, where a more holistic  ...  It also demonstrates the interface between sustainability, innovation, marketing and organisational learning and suggests that a contingency approach best serves the needs of the SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.1108/ejim-09-2011-0079 fatcat:sv3bvac5avfhxeiyqyoj6oyq6e

Capital Markets Union and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): A Preliminary Assessment

Pierre Schammo
2015 Social Science Research Network  
Acknowledgements As in the previous years, we would like to thank all the people and institutions that have helped to make the conference and the book possible.  ...  Our special thanks go to Daniela Bernardo, Francesca Elia, Christopher Trollen, Elisabetta Spagnoli, Annika Zorn, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and the European University Institute  ...  take more than a decade to reach its maturity.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2605549 fatcat:sght43vm5bd3lczkg64ziegkoi

Benefits of Cloud Computing: Literature Review in a Maturity Model Perspective

Sune Dueholm Müller, Stefan Rubæk Holm, Jens Søndergaard
2015 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
As a disruptive technology, it enables innovative new services and business models that decrease time to market, create operational efficiencies and engage customers and citizens in new ways.  ...  Maturity models provide effective methods for organizations to assess, evaluate, and benchmark their capabilities as bases for developing roadmaps for improving weaknesses.  ...  The model depicts an S-shaped learning curve, which reflects the learning process associated with increasing levels of maturity.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03742 fatcat:j7nhuzju5ncexal4rclg6lo6r4

Scalable Distributed Decision-Making and Coordination in Large and Complex Systems: Methods, Techniques, and Models

Marin Lujak, Stefano Giordani, Andrea Omicini, Sascha Ossowski
2020 Complexity  
We give a comparison and critical analysis of recent research results focusing on centralized, distributed, and decentralized solution approaches.  ...  the fleet at times based on individual interest.  ...  Also, the editors are particularly grateful to all peer reviewers whose valuable work, suggestions, and detailed feedback have greatly helped to improve the quality of the papers included in the special  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/1425909 fatcat:ujhkjp7xmngu3msc7vu4l5lipm

Light-Weight Composite Environmental Performance Indicators (LWC-EPI)

Naoum Jamous
2013 International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach  
The presented prototype has been developed together with a group of students in "Wissenschaftlicher Teamprojekt" at the Business Informatics chair, Faculty of Computer Science at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität  ...  Acknowledgment Part of this research has been funded under the EC 7th Framework Program, in the context of the OEPI project (748735). The author is thankful for the support.  ...  It was paper-based and used a questionnaire, which was developed in alignment with the OEPI ontology (Löschner, 2013) and checked by domain experts to ensure the appropriate assessment of information  ... 
doi:10.4018/jitsa.2013010102 fatcat:65bpkda5vzcrnfi5z3ix6z73re

Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium WI 2015

Axel Winkelmann, Axel Winkelmann
2015 Working Paper Series of the Institute of Business Management; 4  
This might lead to a more energy efficient DB.  ...  The result of this thesis provides practitioners with specific ITRs for motivated and non-motivated users in order to implement ITRs for the analyzed groups.  ...  lack thereof) we are currently planning to develop a web based simulation game.  ... 
doi:10.25972/opus-11171 fatcat:gmtlmgmhgzckhhinsvt2ypq5qq

Making Use of Operations Research Techniques in Nigerian Business Organizations

Ighomereho Ighomereho
2013 IOSR Journal of Business and Management  
Finally, recommendations as to how its use could be enhanced are proposed.  ...  It is a kit of scientific and programmable rules that provide managers at all levels with a quantitative basis for decision-making.  ...  Learning can increase a company's ability to adapt and to respond quickly. Company produces a competitive advantage.  ... 
doi:10.9790/487x-0740113 fatcat:3jvowxtukrbdpfy5xxr6krqqxu

Cloud computing for Italian SMEs: risks, benefits and open issues" [article]

Luca Ferri
The main activity of the company is based on the co-creation of value with its stakeholders: its structure allows public (users platform) to play games for free and, at the same time, to share the revenues  ...  The analysis referred to by the following representation is based on a sample of 131 large organizations and 660 SMEs.  ... 
doi:10.6093/unina/fedoa/10115 fatcat:6x4xshnfm5ccvfl64vejgthj3u

Social License to Operate: Hydraulic Fracturing-Related Challenges Facing the Oil & Gas Industry

Don C. Smith, Jessica Marie Richards
2015 Social Science Research Network  
This paper provides fundamental knowledge of the social license to operate concept, validates its application to the oil and gas industry, particularly with respect to shale gas development, discusses  ...  the current status of social license in the unconventional development sphere, analyzes current ongoing efforts for shale gas developers to monitor and establish a social license, and identifies potential  ...  In Brief: Mining's Contribution to Sustainable Development --An Overview, ICMM (June 2012).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2591988 fatcat:rlpky26znnfnljtjhnogecbutm

D5.3 - Market analysis report

Pascal Perrot (Viaccess-Orca), Tom De Koninck (TNO), Bart Kevelham (Artanim), Pashalina Medentzidou (CERTH), Sergi Fernandez (I2CAT), Jordi Saura Labaila (FI Group), Beate Kreisel (FI Group)
2020 Zenodo  
In addition, it provides a set of recommendations based on the market and customer research aiming to provide insightful and meaningful data towards the elaboration of an improved exploitation plan of  ...  The deliverable describes the status of the market as of December 2020 for the audio-visual immersive products, with an emphasis in social VR platforms and related technologies.  ...  While passive learning and memorization has been the past model, today's workforce requires a more active and ongoing approach to training in which employees learn through practical experience.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4439787 fatcat:vhrgg6w2tfgmla2sirweh6qhrm

Recent changes in the fire regime across the North American boreal region—Spatial and temporal patterns of burning across Canada and Alaska

Eric S. Kasischke, Merritt R. Turetsky
2006 Geophysical Research Letters  
Provide a primary point of contact for federal agencies addressing climate change in Alaska.  ...  (Consider evolution to a portal to provide additional information and functionality as a clearinghouse of climate change information, resources, and education materials among state agencies.)  ...  This option may be viewed as a strategic short-term (20 years) approach to preventing emissions in order to "buy time" for other adaptation or mitigation programs to mature and stabilize or reduce CO 2  ... 
doi:10.1029/2006gl025677 fatcat:cuzlhkn7cfaxhcephznaxxsp64

Sweden in the digital transformation: Opportunities and challenges [chapter]

2018 OECD Reviews of Digital Transformation: Going Digital in Sweden  
Sweden should develop a strategic approach and effective actions to increase the use of big data analytics in Swedish firms, in particular in SMEs.  ...  and county councils, an approach which does not scale when the number of stakeholders increases significantly, such as in e-health.  ...  Such a transfer would increase transparency about the targets of the Digital Strategy, signal the government's commitment to it and strengthen the political credibility of the strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1787/9789264302259-3-en fatcat:ezetcowaffaupcur76ksakj66y

Sustainability Development in Achieving Economic Independence

Handoko Handoko, Rahmi Fahmy
2018 Figshare  
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations.  ...  The current conference bring a critical theme "Sustainability Development in Achieving Economic Independence" which aimed as universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that  ...  Test of the research instrument. a. Validity test. The validity test in this study is used to test the validity of the questionnaire.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6321233.v1 fatcat:zmqtt2fvqfg5jbtvw6bsnoymde

Maps of Lessons Learnt in Requirements Engineering: A Research Preview [chapter]

Ibtehal Noorwali, Nazim H. Madhavji
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Such maps would thus be: (a) a driver for research to "light up" the darker areas of RE and (b) a guide for practice to benefit from the brighter areas.  ...  Both researchers and practitioners have emphasized the importance of learning from past experiences and its consequential impact on project time, cost, and quality.  ...  Acknowledgements First and foremost, my sincere thanks go to Professor Nazim Madhavji for his continuous guidance, supervision, and encouragement during the course of my research.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37422-7_9 fatcat:m67nibzpmna6rmedkg2rmy3zwu

A Systematic Review of Analytical Management Techniques in Business Process Modelling for SMEs Beyond What-if-Analysis and Towards a Framework for Integrating Them with BPM

Dimitrios A. Karras, Rallis C. Papademetriou
2017 Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design   unpublished
We thank the members in our former units for their support and the time they spent with us during this work.  ...  We want to gratefully thank Danilo Beuche from pure::systems for his support. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work is supported by NCSIST project under the contract number of NCSIST-ABV-V101 (106).  ...  In a result the integrated system is available to its stakeholders who are allowed to use it in practice.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006527900990110 fatcat:s5va26lhsjbsrdnpt55hg7sale
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