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Applied Research on Strategic Management of SMEs in Romania in the Digital Age

Dan Popescu, Cristina State, Livia Toanca, Ioana Pavel
2017 International conference KNOWLEDGE-BASED ORGANIZATION  
Following validation of the research hypotheses, in the end of the work we formulated a series of proposals to improve the strategic management of SMEs in Romania in the digital age.  ...  As a means of investigation we used a questionnaire with 26 questions answered by 598 SMEs, the purpose being represented by identifying, on the one hand, the used methods of strategic management and,  ...  of reassessment and adaptation of strategies to environmental requirements, SMEs do not resort to such methods; -SMEs in our country study and/or adapt their strategy (in case they have it) only when  ... 
doi:10.1515/kbo-2017-0070 fatcat:pr36ouh35zgvfov6kq2zkfprxq

Using Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis to Aid the Selection of Enterprise Resource Planning Software: A Case Study [chapter]

Ross Parkhill, Valerie Belton, Umit Bititci, Alan Roberts, Marisa Smith
2010 Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies  
2010) Using multiple criteria decision analysis to aid the selection of enterprise resource planning software : a case study.  ...  This paper will provide a case study of BHC's ERP selection process.  ...  Introduction This paper discusses activities undertaken as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) No.6788 between BHC Ltd, a SME steel fabricator from South Lanarkshire and the University of  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14594-0_4 fatcat:zes2s64dmncgxfgwdtixg3c3pi

Behind Subcontractor Risk: A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Mining and Natural Resources Fatalities

Charan Teja Valluru, Andrew Rae, Sidney Dekker
2020 Safety  
This study applies a case study methodology to this problem.  ...  It examines a total of six cases reflecting six closed single subcontractor fatality accident investigation reports from the year 2004 to 2014 obtained from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/safety6030040 fatcat:qaqan27awjcl3krtkzd4w7vlkq

Assessing the keys and barriers to success in the value-added wood product manufacturing sector : a multiple-case study analysis of small and medium-sized enterprises

Philip Gerald Grace
2013
The four cases represent different types of businesses with varying levels of performance.  ...  The study is conducted through an in-depth examination of four SMEs in the value-added wood products sector in British Columbia.  ...  Although far from being able to draw general conclusions about the population of SMEs in the value-added sector as a whole, the results of this multiple case study analysis do provide valuable findings  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0073954 fatcat:lzzx7s5uzbbxfagq35rxzg34pi

Business Information Utilization for Sustainable Entrepreneurial Knowledge among SMEs in Lagos Metropolis

A.S. Adesanya, 1Department of Business Administration and management 2Department of Office Technology and Management Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, D.O Adewumi
2021 Proceedings of the 27th iSTEAMS Multidisciplinary & Inter-tertiary Research Conference   unpublished
Findings of this study revealed that most SMEs in Lagos State depend on customers' information and multi-media means as their source of business information, it was also deduced that majority of surveyed  ...  This study focus on the various sources of business information, reasons for using business information, the rate of usage among SMEs, and the extent at which business information has helped in developing  ...  Thus the scope of this study shall be Lagos metropolis and only SMEs shall be the used as study case.  ... 
doi:10.22624/aims/isteams-2021/v27p9 fatcat:n5qeunz4mfa2nl7oosznvbecua

Knowledge Management Infrastructure Capabilities and Innovativeness of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria

James Tersoo Tsetim, Ochanya Blessing Adegbe, Richard Jimin Agema
2020 Saudi Journal of Business and Management Studies  
The result of multiple regression analysis showed a higher effect of cultural infrastructural dimension followed by technology and structure with a low effect though positive.  ...  The study adopted the survey design. The population for this study consisted of 1370 employees from 14 SMEs in Benue State. The research focused only on SMEs with up to 50 employees.  ...  The result of multiple regression analysis also confirmed significant effect of cultural KM infrastructure on SMEs Innovativeness in Benue state, Nigeria.  ... 
doi:10.36348/sjbms.2020.v05i03.006 fatcat:pjrh53faxnc75f4hfowln5toja

Building A Service-Centric Business Model In Smes In The Business-To-Business Context

Päivi J. Tossavainen, Leena Alakoski, Katri Ojasalo
2012 Zenodo  
The objective of this paper is to increase knowledge about SME-s transformation to service-centric business models.This paper reports an action research based case study.  ...  The paper provides empirical evidence from three case companies. The empirical data was collected through multiple methods.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors express their thanks to ServBis-project carried out by the researchers from three universities of applied sciences in Finland: Haaga-Helia, Laurea, and Metropolia.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1086250 fatcat:gaxqjr5sxrhqzidbrhstdadih4

The Capability and Support of Structure Capital on BIM Innovation in SME

2019 Information and Knowledge Management  
The survey data enabled the evaluation of the framework using a multiple regression analysis.  ...  The evaluation framework was used to collect data from the fieldwork. It involved a questionnaire survey and case study interviews with a sample of SME architectural firms in Nigeria.  ...  The evaluation framework was used to collect data from the fieldwork. It involved a questionnaire survey and case study interviews with a sample of SME architectural firms in Nigeria.  ... 
doi:10.7176/ikm/9-2-06 fatcat:54xaq2cjtzhgpbjlpopfyr6gom

Lean Production Development in SMEs: A Case Study

Jukka Majava, Tiina Ojanperä
2017 Management and Production Engineering Review  
This paper describes a study of a lean development project in a Finnish-based manufacturing SME. A current state analysis and development proposals are presented.  ...  The results of the study contribute to the existing body of knowledge in lean manufacturing.  ...  After that, a current state analysis of the case company's production process was conducted.  ... 
doi:10.1515/mper-2017-0016 fatcat:zclcegwn3jfitnhi334bazrquu

Success Factors of SMEs: Empirical Study Guided by Dynamic Capabilities and Resources-Based View

Margarida Rodrigues, Mário Franco, Rui Silva, Cidália Oliveira
2021 Sustainability  
To achieve this objective, the multiple case study method was followed, where 10 SMEs/cases in Portugal were selected.  ...  From a content analysis of the interviews conducted to the owner-managers of these SMEs, the most important success factors identified were: (1) strategic planning, (2) manager/management capacity, (3)  ...  Thus, the qualitative methodology (multiple case studies) was adopted, which was mentioned by Langfield-Smith [77] as a pertinent research approach in the study of companies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132112301 fatcat:cmsruqygwbhchgokfuzxhyfa4a

Outsourcing Decisions of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Multiple-Case Study Approach in the German Software Industry

Tommi Kramer, Lars Klimpke, Armin Heinzl
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
We choose an exploratory multiple-case study approach focusing on the German software market in order to shed light on these aspects of the sourcing behavior of SMEs.  ...  However, most of the existing literature deals with large enterprises whereas the situation of SMEs is being neglected.  ...  Our research is exploratory in nature since we conducted a qualitative multiple-case study with eight interviewees working for different SMEs in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.441 dblp:conf/hicss/KramerKH13 fatcat:awl2fdkj4jhq5jp4bv6hc4ac2q

Appropriation of Intellectual Property: A Multiple Cross-Case Analysis of SME Practices in Technology-intensive Industries

2019 Journal of Management Policy and Practice  
We examine the relationships between the factors that facilitate IP appropriation and innovation performance with a qualitative analysis of five case studies in the biotechnology and ICT industries.  ...  This study examines the key determinants of IP appropriation strategy in technology-intensive SMEs.  ...  Multiple Cross-Case Analysis Method The software application NVIVO 10 is used to conduct a qualitative data analysis of the five case studies to identify the emergent themes relating to IP appropriation  ... 
doi:10.33423/jmpp.v20i2.2099 fatcat:6mjm6vn5drd3nftci4sietf3xy

Knowledge assimilation processes of rapidly internationalising firms

Margaret Fletcher, Shameen Prashantham
2011 Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development  
This article explores knowledge assimilation processes of rapidly internationalising SMEs. Design: This is a qualitative enquiry in two stages.  ...  First, four case-studies were selected from firms that were participating on an internationalisation programme run by Scottish Enterprise, the regional development agency.  ...  Following Eisenhardt (1989) and Yin (2009) , this study employs a multiple case study approach, carried out over three years, to explore the knowledge assimilation processes of internationalising SMEs  ... 
doi:10.1108/14626001111155673 fatcat:jvc355j5njdzfcj4yksmh44764

How to empower policemen and their vehicles: A multiple case study analysis of seven public safety related ICT projects Select cases Define and Design Collect and Analyze Analyze and Conclude Prepare Fig.1 Multiple-case study method of this research

Jyri Rajamäki, Juha Knuuttila, Outi Suni, Henna-Riitta Silanen, Antti Tuomola, Päivi Meros
2014 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS, ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT   unpublished
This multiple case study analysis collects together the research data and results with respect to ERVs from seven public safety related ICT projects.  ...  The economic pressure decreases the budgets of the first responders (FR) which in turn increases the pressure for developing novel innovations to ensure adequate computational capabilities and resources  ...  Research Questions This multiple case study analysis is carried out according to Yin's model [6] .  ... 
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The Determinants of Quality in Accounting Information System: A Case of SMEs in Sibu Sarawak

2021 Borneo Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities  
This study is helpful in gaining a greater understanding of the determinants that will affect the quality of AIS among SMEs in Sibu.  ...  The primary data was collected via questionnaire method disseminated using Google Form. The population of this case study were accountants or managers from SMEs located in Sibu, Sarawak.  ...  In this case study, the determinants of AIS quality among SMEs in Sibu involve management commitment, knowledge management, user or employees' training and organizational culture.  ... 
doi:10.35370/bjssh.2021.3.1-09 fatcat:d344o6kisvdbforovpo56qeyx4
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