The ability to recognize and deal with complex business ethics issues has become a
significant priority in twenty-first-century companies. In recent years, a number of
well-publicized scandals resulted in public outrage about deception and fraud in
business and a demand for improved business ethics and greater corporate responsibility.
The small business world is evolving. Competition, the emergence of the internet, and mergers and acquistions have forced small businesses to rethink their marketing strategies. With the recession, small businesses are it harder to compete. Many small business owners are asking themselves "How do i ression-proof" my business? The answer is: Make marketing your first priority
In the emerging global economy, e-commerce and e-business have increasingly become a necessary component of business strategy and a strong catalyst for economic development. The integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in business has revolutionized relationships within organizations and those between and among organizations and individuals. Specifically, the use of ICT in business has enhanced productivity, encouraged greater customer participation, and enabled mass customization, besides reducing costs....
Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disaster events. Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management documents the imperative need for communities to prepare for the coming effects of climate change and provides a series of in-depth, road-tested recommendations on how to reduce risks for communities and businesses.
Since it’s standardization by the OMG (Object Management Group) in November 1997,
the Unified Modeling Language (UML) has had a tremendous impact on how software
systems are developed. The role of modeling in specifying and documenting complex
software systems is being accepted, and an industrial approach to software engineering
is on its way to becoming reality.
This edited book has been published to showcase the emergence of relevant insights,
applications, and the global acceptance of electronic business (e-business). At this
stage of the development of e-business, it is crucially important to monitor, report, and
reflect on the progress of e-business’ applications and adoption around the world.
The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in
the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this
topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses.
In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider
the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient
in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.
Over the past 20 years a microfinance industry has emerged in response to the
lack of access to formal financial services for most of the world’s poor. Microfinance
institutions serve an ever-increasing number of poor clients, but the demand for
such financial services still far outstrips their capacity.
To meet this demand, most microfinance institutions plan to increase their
outreach. But rapid growth strains an institution’s systems and changes its financial
This study analyzes and provides empirical tests of early warning indicators
of banking and currency crises in emerging economies. The aim is
to identify key empirical regularities in the run-up to banking and currency
crises that would enable officials and private market participants
to recognize vulnerability to financial crises at an earlier stage. This, in
turn, should make it easier to motivate the corrective policy actions that
would prevent such crises from actually taking place.
Last spring, I released The Emerging Digital Economy, the Department of Commerce’s first report
measuring the development of electronic commerce. I wrote then that the report aimed to provide us
with a clearer understanding of the "promise" of electronic commerce – "a future with more
opportunity and prosperity" for all Americans
When you buy an existing business, you are assuming responsibility for an existing customer
base. You are most concerned with the ability of the business to continue earning profits. The
price you choose to pay for this business, therefore, is more related to the business' past profit
earning record. One commonly accepted way of evaluating the business is projecting its profits
for the next three years based on its last three years and discounting the present value (using
present value tables) to this year.
Over the past three decades, the importance of international trade to the North American economy has grown dramatically. As a result, opportunities for exporters to profit in the global marketplace, have also risen. This book demonstrates how to tap into the unlimited potential for growth and profitability in the changing face of the world economy. Includes:
-- Preparing a product for the marketplace
-- Contracting exporting services
-- Cracking the top ten emerging global business markets.
These Emerging Conclusions offer a preliminary analysis of the findings of four reports
from the Economies of Conflict policy research series, a project of Fafo’s Programme
for International Co-operation and Conflict Resolution (PICCR). These
reports are the first to emerge from the series, which examines the links between
certain private sector activity and armed conflict.
The book on emerging informatics brings together the new concepts and applications that will help define and outline problem solving methods and features in designing business and human systems. It covers international aspects of information systems design in which many relevant technologies are introduced for the welfare of human and business systems.
This paper assesses inflation targeting in emerging market economies (EMEs), and develops applied prescriptions for the conduct of monetary policy and inflation-targeting design in EMEs. We verify that EMEs have faced more acute trade-offs higher output and inflation volatility and worse performance than developed economies. These results stem from more pronounced external shocks, lower credibility, and lower level of development of institutions in these countries. In order to improve their performance,...
Session handling, credit card transactions, and password recovery are just a few examples of
Web-enabled business logic processes that malicious hackers have abused to compromise major
websites. There are many forms of business logic vulnerabilities commonly exploited by attackers.
These vulnerabilities are routinely overlooked during QA because the process is intended to test
what a piece of code is supposed to do and not what it can be made to do.
The marketplace for business schools today is characterized by relentless change. Increasing
competition from nonaccredited schools and globalization of the business education market
are among the root causes of the instability. Management education is at risk, and industry-
wide leadership is needed to position business schools to respond to emerging priorities
This report lays the foundation for this long-term initiative.
The ADA’s regulations and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, originally published in
1991, set the standard for what makes a facility accessible. While the updated 2010 Standards
retain many of the original provisions in the 1991 Standards, they do contain some significant
differences. These standards are the key for determining if a small business’s facilities are
accessible under the ADA.
Only a handful of users (7%) said they are able to integrate social media into their overall marketing
strategy, such as campaign management, retail analytics, CRM and business intelligence.
Without such information and integration, companies are missing the chance to effectively market
products, find new opportunity and manage their reputation, says leading author and analytics expert