Advances in Competitiveness Research

An academic journal focusing on concept, theory, and research in commercial competitiveness and globalization. Articles discuss global economic, technological, and management issues. Includes book reviews. This is the research journal for the American Soc

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, Annual

China or NAFTA: The World's Largest Market in the 21st Century?
ABSTRACT This paper addresses the economic role of these two countries: Will the Chinese economy, as many suggest, continue its strong economic advance under its system of "undemocratic capitalism" and surpass in size the United States and its economically-integrated...
Competitive Intelligence, Corporate Security and the Virtual Organization
ABSTRACT This paper seeks to document a variety of competitive intelligence (CI) vulnerabilities which (1) are common to most organizations; and (2) have a unique and adverse effect on virtual firms due to their reliance on subcontracting and information...
Human Resource Information Systems: A Review and Model Development
ABSTRACT This paper presents a human resource information systems (HRIS) model with a primary objective: To provide a comprehensive framework that advances HRIS research (Kuhn, 1996). This model is based on general systems theory, relevant academic...
Integrated Corporate and Product Brand Communication (1)
INTRODUCTION Today, integrated communication needs to be viewed from a global perspective. Given the speed, span and reach of electronic communication, there are technically no local or national firms, only global ones. The reality is that organizations...
Knowledge-Sharing in Value-Chain Networks: Certifying Collaborators for Effective Protection Processes
INTRODUCTION Three major trends have come together at the start of the new millennium, raising the stakes for firms seeking to compete in the new economy. Initially, knowledge management (KM, also referred to as intellectual capital) poses the idea...
Making Globalization Globally Advantageous
One of the most polarizing debates in the world today concerns the effects of globalization. Some of the principle reasons for this is that: a) most people are locked into preconceived notions (Barnevik, 2001), b) the inability to keep a long-term...
Successfully Competing in the Deregulated Trucking Industry: A Resource-Based Perspective
ABSTRACT This paper uses the resource-based view of the firm to explain how firms grow in a deregulated environment. The study demonstrates that firms must utilize a specific sequencing of both acquisitions and internal development decisions to...
Understanding Strategy: Why Is Strategy So Difficult?
"Everything in strategy is very simple, but that does not mean that everything is very easy. " --Clausewitz (1976: 178) As academics, our first responsibility is to teach strategy to students who are then expected to use their skills out in the...
Using Principles of Just-in-Time to Improve New Product Development Process
ABSTRACT Quick new product design and development is crucial for companies to be competitive in a global market. This article shows that the principles of just-in-time (JIT) in manufacturing can be used to improve new product development (NPD) process....