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

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Enhancing Global Competitiveness of Small and Mid-Sized Firms: A Rapid Assessment Methodology Approach
ABSTRACT The global market offers opportunities for selling small to medium-sized manufacturer's products and services. However, small to medium-sized manufacturing firms are ill equipped to capitalize on these opportunities. One reason is that...
Globalization: The Great Transformation
ABSTRACT The debate over the use of the term "globalization" is in a state of flux. In the business world, globalization has become the fashionable term for CEOs to use in presentations and in their annual reports. The topic of this article provides...
In Search of an Empirically Determined Nonlinear Multivariate Theoretical Model for Forecasting Foreign Exchange Currency Rates
ABSTRACT A number of models have been proposed for forecasting foreign exchange currency rates (XRs) variations. A present study, utilizing linear and nonlinear regression models, finds inconsistencies in the claim that the predictive variables,...
Managerial Resources as a Catalyst for Firm Growth
ABSTRACT This study examines firm growth in a deregulated environment. Specifically, the study demonstrates that if firms are to experience growth in a deregulated environment, managerial resources from related industries must be acquired. These...
The Economic and Sociological Dimensions of Business Networks: Examining Differences between Japanese and U.S. Structures
INTRODUCTION Over the past few years, organizational forms in the U.S. have been undergoing considerable change to cope with competition, and to create new and more effective competitive structures. While inter-organizational networks have existed...
The Location-Centric Shift from Marketplace to Marketspace: Transaction Cost-Inspired Propositions of Virtual Integration Via an E-Commerce Model
ABSTRACT Commerce is witnessing a governance shift from traditional vertical integration toward "virtual integration" (Sheth and Sisodia 1999) coinciding with a location-centric shift from marketplace to a more virtual "marketspace" via the proliferation...
The Utility and Selection of an Hris
ABSTRACT Firms that want to succeed in today's competitive environment must use information technology to manage their human resources effectively. This paper first examines the architecture of a generic human resource information system (HRIS)....
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