E Commerce Operations Management

Author: Marc J. Schniederjans
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812380167
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

This text focuses on managerial issues of operations management for e-commerce businesses. The text is based on empirical evidence provided by numerous e-commerce organizations and research scholars.

The Design and Implementation of Business Process Reengineering in the Ethiopian Public Sector

Author: Tesfaye Debela
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9789994455539
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

In 1996, the Ethiopian government introduced the Civil Service Reform Program (CSRP) to disentangle the intricacies of the old bureaucratic system, and to build a fair, responsible, efficient, ethical and transparent civil service that accelerates and sustains the economic development of the country. However, lack of competent personnel, prevalence of attitudinal problems and absence of a strong institutional framework constrained the success of the reform. To reinvigorate the CSRP, the Ethiopian government has been implementing BPR in public organizations since 2004. In this regard, there are claims and counter-claims on the effectiveness of BPR implementation in improving the performance of public organizations. Motivated by such claims, this research has assessed the design, challenges, implementation and outcome of BPR in four public organizations using questionnaires, interviews, observations and review of secondary sources.

Cases on Information Technology and Business Process Reengineering

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599043982
Release Date: 2006-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book presents a wide range of issues and challenges related to business process reengineering technologies and systems through the use of case studies"--Provided by publisher.

Managing Information Technology Resources in Organizations in the Next Millennium

Author: Information Resources Management Association. International Conference
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1878289519
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Computers

Managing Information Technology Resources in Organizations in the Next Millennium contains more than 200 unique perspectives on numerous timely issues of managing information technology in organizations around the world. This book, featuring the latest research and applied IT practices, is a valuable source in support of teaching and research agendas.

Business Process Reengineering

Author: Sanjay Mohapatra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461460671
Release Date: 2012-12-16
Genre: Business & Economics

​Business process reengineering (BPR) focuses on redesigning the strategic and value-added processes which transcend the organizational boundaries. It is a cross-functional approach that requires support from almost all the departments of the organization. Business Process Reengineering: Automation Decision Points in Process Reengineering offers a new framework based process reengineering and links it to organization life cycle, process life cycle, and process management. This volume describes the fundamental concepts behind business process reengineering and examines them through case studies, and should appeal to researchers and academics interested in business process reengineering, operations strategy, and organizational restructuring and design.

Business Process Reengineering

Author: Graham R. Sturdy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443825429
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This is an important text for all students and practitioners of Business Process Reengineering. It provides a comprehensive resource for understanding and implementing BPR as relating to the needs of each individual business, and it places particular emphasis on the importance of the OHandS function within the commercial environment. This volume provides an in-depth coverage of all the key areas which are essential to the implementation of BPR. It provides unique practical guidance on implementing BPR strategies as formulated by the author and a range of academic practitioners and industry experts. Importantly, it demonstrates how these initiatives can be implemented in a real-world environment and in accordance with stated business objectives, so as to effect positive and productive change. The advantages of a newly-developed business tool known as the “Sturdy BPR Matrix” are carefully considered, as is guidance on the implementation of BPR in any situational context.

Business Process Engineering

Author: D. Jack Elzinga
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792384024
Release Date: 1999-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Due to growing concern about the competitiveness of industry in the international marketplace and the efficiency ofgovernment enterprises, widespread initiatives are currently underway to enhance thecompetitive posture offirms and to streamline government operations. Nearly all enterprises are engaged in assessing ways in which their productivity, product quality and operations can be improved. These efforts canbe described as Business Process Engineering (BPE). BPE had its roots in industry under differing titIes: Process Improvement, Process Simplification, Process Innovation, Reengineering, etc. It has matured to be an important ingredient of successful enterprises in the private and public sectors. After extensive exploitation by industrial and governmental practitioners and consultants, it is attracting increasing attention from academics in the fields of engineering and business. However, even with all of this attention in the popular literature, serious scholarly literature on BPE is in short supply. TItis is somewhat surprising, especially since so many large international organizations have attempted BPE projectswith varied success.

Understanding Business

Author: David Barnes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415238625
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Taking a systems perspective, this book enables the student to make sense of business behaviour by demonstrating how interrelated business processes determine the success of an organization.

Managing High intensity Internet Projects

Author: Edward Yourdon
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 0130621102
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

In Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Ed Yourdon delivers instant, practical solutions for virtually every challenge you'll face in leading today's high-intensity, Internet-time projects. Yourdon's breakthrough management techniques cover strategies, politics, processes, tools, and the entire development lifecycle - from requirements through coding, monitoring progress through testing and delivery.

Business Process Change

Author: Varun Grover
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1878289292
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Examines a broad range of research and case studies that throws light on potential, social and human factors which determine the success of information technology.

Information Technology and Changes in Organizational Work

Author: W.J. Orlikowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412640104
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Many organisations are using an increased range of information technologies to support a variety of new organisational practices and organisational forms. The book aims to investigate the integration of information technologies into work places and their effect on work and work-life. Issues include changes in: the nature, quantity and quality of work; power relations; privacy; and aspects of organisational culture. The book also considers the social process of shifting from present organisational structures and practices to new ones.

Enabling Enterprise Transformation

Author: Nagy K. Hanna
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441915087
Release Date: 2009-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Private enterprises in advanced economies have been learning to use information and communication technology (ICT) to innovate and transform their processes, products, services and business models, significantly improving productivity and competitiveness. Moreover, the ICT industry itself has become a major source of job creation and a contributor to economic growth and business transformation. A key question today is whether and how developing countries can learn to benefit from the ICT revolution, and what roles the government and private sector can play. Already, a number of developing countries have been inspired by the example of India and China, and are now seeking to jump on the outsourcing bandwagon. Nevertheless, with few exceptions in the developing world, little attention has been paid by policymakers and practitioners to invest systematically and proactively in ICT-enabled growth, poverty reduction and grassroots innovation. Most communities and small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, for example, face multiple constraints to adopting and leveraging this general purpose technology, and lack the capabilities for maximizing its potential. In "Enabling Enterprise Transformation", Nagy Hanna draws on his rich experience of over 35 years at the World Bank and other aid agencies as a development strategist and ICT policy expert, the most current research, and best practices from around the world to provide practical tools for promoting economic and social transformation through ICT. He assesses various initiatives to develop and diffuse ICT, such as innovation funds, incubators, parks, public-private partnerships, and comprehensive promotion programs. He argues for the strategic options now open for developing countries to participate in ICT production, to deploy ICT to transform industries and services, and to leverage ICT as a new national infrastructure for improving the business environment and enhancing the competitiveness of the whole economy. The challenge for leaders in developing countries is to create such social and institutional dynamics for learning about ICT use and adaptation at many levels. Lessons gained so far from programs to build these social learning and innovation capabilities at the institutional and grassroots levels should be shared among developing countries, and a dialogue among business leaders, policymakers, development agencies, educational institutions, and the general citizenry must be advanced.

Developments in Global Optimization

Author: Immanuel Bomze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792343514
Release Date: 1997-01-31
Genre: Computers

In recent years global optimization has found applications in many interesting areas of science and technology including molecular biology, chemical equilibrium problems, medical imaging and networks. The collection of papers in this book indicates the diverse applicability of global optimization. Furthermore, various algorithmic, theoretical developments and computational studies are presented. Audience: All researchers and students working in mathematical programming.