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Best Practices for Online Procurement Auctions
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by Diane H. Parente (Hardcover - Dec 26, 2007). IGI Global (December 26, 2007).

With the advent of Internet communication technologies, the online auction environment has blossomed to support a bustling enterprise. Up until this time, the functional inner workings of these online exchange mechanisms have only been described using anecdotal accounts. Best Practices for Online Procurement Auctions offers a systematic approach to auction examination that will become invaluable to both practitioners and researchers alike.  Information 

Best Practice Procurement: Public and Private Sector Perspectives by Andrew Erridge, Ruth Fee, and John McIlroy (Hardcover - April 2001). Gower Publishing Company (April 2001). Information 

Changing Economic Geography of Globalization Reinventing Space (Studies in Global Competition) by Giovan Vertova (Hardcover - April 12, 2006). Routledge; 1 edition (April 12, 2006).
An international team of scholars are bought together to assess, both theoretically and empirically, the effects of globalization over space and to critically examine the prevailing debates. Collectively the essays in this volume challenge the belief that Globalization shrinks time an space and leads to a homogenized global market. This book explores the relationship between globalization, capitalist development, local competitive distinction, local economies, regional innovation systems, European regional inequalities and growth. Information 

Evolution of Supply Chain Management: Symbiosis of Adaptive Value Networks and ICT by Yoon Seok Chang, Harris C. Makatsoris, and Howard D. Richards (Hardcover - Mar 31, 2004). Springer; 1 edition (March 31, 2004).
This book is an essential reference for academicians and practitioners alike. Its aim is to bridge the gap between research and industrial need, providing further insight to end users about the dangers of poor quality information, emerging technology trends, and state-of-the-art solutions, as well as the latest in acquisition, implementation, and ownership of those technologies. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is helping to create a new business environment in which businesses are bound together as well as to service and support customers to their mutual benefit. Information 

Globalizing Human Resource Management (Global Hrm) by Paul Sparrow (Hardcover - May 12, 2004). Routledge; 1 edition (May 12, 2004).
Provides a broad overview of the field of international human resource management and a detailed, practical analysis of what is needed to be successful in this area of modern management. Information  

Gower Handbook of Purchasing Management by Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, Gower Publishing Company, and Marc Day (Hardcover - Dec 2002). Gower Pub Co; 3 edition (December 2002).
As purchasing becomes a strategic part of the business organization and a significant contributor to its commercial, competitive success, so its position, shape and form within the organizational structure become more critical. Information  

Greening the Supply Chain by Joseph Sarkis (Hardcover - Aug 11, 2006). Springer; 1 edition (August 11, 2006).
Industry practitioners and policy makers will read Greening the Supply Chain for the insights it provides into a topic of such emergent and growing concern. Information

Location & Competition (Studies in Global Competition) by Harry Garretsen and Steven Brakman (Hardcover - Sep 22, 2005). Routledge; 1 edition (September 22, 2005).
Now two of the authors of the later book have come together to edit a book on the specific subject of location and competition. Increasing integration of the world economy, the 2004 enlargement of the European Union and other factors have combined to change the geography of economics. Information 

Managing Buyer-Supplier Relations: The Winning Edge through Specification Management (Routledge Studies in Business Organization and Networks) by Rajesh Nellore (Hardcover - Sep 21, 2001). Routledge; 1 edition (September 21, 2001).
Managing suppliers is a complex process that is often underestimated. This book presents research carried out by a practising manager in the automotive industry, coupled with over six hundred interviews in automotive, aircraft and white goods industry, in order to describe the tools and techniques needed to better manage suppliers. Information   

Multiagent based Supply Chain Management (Studies in Computational Intelligence) by Brahim Chaib-draa and Jörg Müller (Hardcover - Aug 18, 2006). Springer; 1 edition (August 18, 2006).
The area intersecting supply chains management with multiagent systems has attracted in the last decade books, workshops, conferences, etc. Recently however, multiagent systems have became more formal borrowing from operations research, game theory and other facets from distributed decision making. The authors takes a close look at what has been done recently in the field of supply chain management using agent technology and more specifically multiagent systems. The book contains sixteen chapters organized in four main parts; Introductory Papers; Multiagent Based Supply Chain Modeling, Collaboration and Coordination Between Agents in a Supply Chain and Multiagent Based Supply Chain Management: Applications. This book is intended as reference material for researchers, graduate students, and practitioners alike who are interested in pursuing research and development in this area, and who need for that, a comprehensive view of the existing literature, and some ideas for future directions.   Information

Strategy and Governance of Networks: Cooperatives, Franchising, and Strategic Alliances (Contributions to Management Science) by George Hendrikse, Mika Tuunanen, Josef Windsperger, and Gérard Cliquet (Hardcover - Aug 27, 2008). Physica-Verlag Heidelberg; 1 edition (August 27, 2008).
The book emphasizes research in economics and management of networks as an interdisciplinary field by offering new theoretical perspectives and presenting new empirical results on strategic and governance structure issues in cooperatives, franchising networks, alliances, joint ventures and venture capital relations. The authors apply different theoretical views on networks, such as transaction cost theory, property rights theory, resource- and knowledge-based theory, evolutionary theory, information richness theory and social exchange theory. Information 

Supply Chain Network Economics: Dynamics of Prices, Flows And Profits (New Dimensions in Networks Series) by Anna Nagurney (Hardcover - Aug 6, 2006). Edward Elgar Publishing (August 6, 2006).
This book is the first to bring an economics perspective in a rigorous manner to complex decision-making in the management of supply chains. It provides the foundations for the modeling of the interrelationships among decision-makers in supply chains, ranging from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, to the consumers, assuming individualized behavior. The models handle both competition and cooperation and provide the resulting product flows and prices in the chains. A unique network economics perspective is brought to the issue, setting the book apart from the numerous management and operations research volumes available. Information 

The Internationalisation Strategies of Small-Country Firms: The Australian Experience of Globalisation (New Horizons in International Business Series) by Howard Dick and David Merrett (Hardcover - May 7, 2007). Edward Elgar Publishing (May 7, 2007). Information  


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