Walker, James W., Human Resource Planning
Much has been said about leadership development. And, as the saying goes, "when all is said and done, more is said than done." So what new dimension does the emergence of e-business add to our discussion? Simply, building successful enterprises requires highly effective leadership of rapid business change. The pressure is intense for capable leaders with the ability, passion, and courage to build enterprises that will prosper in the Internet economy. While leadership development may be difficult in e-businesses, certain practices seem to match their unique organizational requirements.
* A company is an e-business when Internet-based activities are the primary source of its revenues and profits. Whether providing retail e-commerce, business-to-business (B2B) services, or infrastructure, an e-business leverages the Internet to gain competitive advantage through improved costs, pricing, and customer satisfaction. It links product, pricing, and design information with customers and suppliers. E-business is the core business model and culture of the enterprise.
* Among the thousands of e-businesses created each year, many are evolving into emerging growth companies and are striving to become large, profitable, dynamic businesses. Amazon.com, Qualcomm, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Cisco, and Microsoft are among the role models for growing dot.com and technology enterprises. Developing an organization capable of establishing and implementing a sound business model is their major …
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Publication information: Article title: Perspectives. Contributors: Walker, James W. - Author. Journal title: Human Resource Planning. Volume: 23. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2000. Page number: 5. © 1999 Human Resource Planning Society. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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