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da Costa, Renato J. Lopes; António, Nélson J. Santos; Miguel, Maria Isabel – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Historically, a policy of enforcement in internationalisation processes is still seen by many as an approach to solve certain economic crises. However, Portugal's solution for this problem is part of a greater problem, namely trying to solve a European problem that has recently worsened and is largely uncontrolled. This paper aims to contribute,…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Competition
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Sloka, Biruta; Kantane, Inara; Walczak, Renata – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Development of new technologies and increasing competition require new solutions in business applications in internet marketing and advertising. The paper deals with issues related to advertising activities in internet marketing. There were presented both theoretical findings and empirical analysis of the survey conducted among Latvia's companies.…
Descriptors: Internet, Marketing, Competition, Business
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Minamizaki, Noriko – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Product development of Japanese companies has changed greatly from the post-war revival period, when it was promoted mainly to provide low-cost, high-quality products. In recent years, it has become necessary to develop products and services that correspond to social issues. Research and development has shifted from a technological basis to a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Research and Development, Material Development, Manufacturing
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Pradna, Mahir; Novitasari, Fransiska – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
In a time where firms tend to transform themselves to become the most innovative, information and communication technologies (ICT) have the ability to help firms expanding to new markets and trigger their customer's loyalty. Online application has been proven to be the key for companies in marketing their products. One e-commerce that follows this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consumer Economics, Information Technology, Computer Oriented Programs
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Ghazali, Achmad; Vivaldi, Harly; Putranto, Nur Arief Rahmatsyah – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Managing knowledge integrally as one of the company's asset is now a necessity to be part of the knowledge-based economy in the global industry. PT Cellular Tbk. (Cellular) has been a player of mobile communication service for more than 20 years. Cellular shows business transformation through increased gross revenue from Data services while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Case Studies, Knowledge Management
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Szegedi, Krisztina; Fülöp, Gyula; Bereczk, Ádám – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2016
The development of society in various ways is central to social innovation and corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR involves deliberate acts of companies, and can lead to social innovation either in themselves or through cooperation with other social stakeholders. The aims of this study are: (1) to describe the concepts of corporate social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Innovation, Business
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Sibarani, Roza Marsaulina – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2014
This paper reports the process of informal learning in the pre-consulting phase in management-consulting firms in Indonesia. As the consulting industry significantly grows in Indonesia, more organisations use consultant services to improve their business. Pre-consulting is an important phase to define the right solutions, which involves a lot of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Management Development, Consultants, Foreign Countries
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Marcone, Maria Rosaria – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
This study analyses Italian knitwear manufacturers that operate both in international consumer and in business markets and assesses the different forms of competition that exist between them. The purpose of the research is to analyse the different positioning of these firms within the chain of production that they belong to. The firms that deal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Clothing, Manufacturing
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Chadee, Doren; Wiesner, Retha; Roxas, Banjo – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
This study identifies the change management processes involved in undertaking environmental sustainability (ES) initiatives within Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) and relate these to the main attributes of learning organisations. Using case study techniques, the study draws from the change management experiences of a sample of 12 ES…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Sustainability, Business, Case Studies
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Wong, Rose H. C.; Westwood, Robert – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
The environment for scientific research in public organisations is undergoing radical change, particularly with commercialisation pressures and blurring of the distinction between public and private research. The commercialisation pressures are reflected in government policy frameworks and institutional contexts for scientific work which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Public Sector, Organizations (Groups)
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Groot, Nol – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
All executives strive for better results in their organisations and they are always dependent on others to achieve these results. This article is concerned with the ways in which these better results might be achieved and the role senior management might play in this process. The traditional view is that senior executives design and control the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Self Concept, Organizational Development
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Sun, Hongyi; Ho, Kario; Ni, Wenbin – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
There are still many questions remain unanswered about the relationship between Organisational Learning (OL) and Continuous Improvement (CI). For example, how do OL and CI contribute to business performance? Are OL and CI equal? Do OL and CI support each other? Should OL and CI be implemented separately or together? If together, how to integrate…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Performance, Improvement, Organizational Culture
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Birkenkrahe, Marcus – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
Originally developed in the context of family therapy, system constellations are introduced using an organisational learning and system theoretical framework. Constellations are systemic group interventions using a spatial representation of the system elements. They correspond to deutero-learning processes and use higher-order systemic thinking.…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Organizational Change, Organizational Development
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Gammelgaard, Britta; Mathiasen, John Bang – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Globalisation and competition have impacted on not only large firms but also Small and Medium sizes Enterprises (SME) and these enterprises often act as subcontractors to larger firms operating in international markets. The impact of globalisation is severe on the SME-subcontractors due to supply chain linkages between large and SMEs through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Industry, Foreign Countries, Global Approach