By Sandhya Shekhar (auth.)
This publication comes at a time whilst digital corporations (VO), are proliferating exponentially a result of dual catalysts of globalization and technological enablement. It offers conceptual frameworks and easy instruments for deciding upon and addressing the complexities of dealing with geographically dispersed, almost associated firms, which can have grown organically or inorganically right into a potpourri of a number of cultures, services and practices. those might help to scientifically check the impression of virtualization, stability the actual with the digital and deal with dangers utilizing early signs. The publication offers mechanisms to acknowledge, localize, degree and tackle vulnerabilities. making sure wisdom move effectiveness (KTE) is key in VOs. A diagnostic software has been advanced to degree KTE, isolate difficulties and vulnerable hyperlinks and plan potent interventions. a collection of serious components to extend the likelihood of good fortune of globalization ideas were pointed out. This e-book interleaves concept with perform and gives insights drawn from conversations with company leaders, exploratory surveys, and in-depth study utilizing a wide pattern. the forged methodological underpinnings function an invaluable template for researchers, whereas the types might be contextualized to fit any organization.
Foreword by means of Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO, Rediff.com; Chairman, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of administration Calcutta.
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There is a lot that goes into managing virtual teams as is evident by the reams of literature both in academia and industry relating to this topic. It is important for organizations to be able to make a quick assessment of how effectively the inter-connections in such virtual organizations are working, where they need to be strengthened and how. This book looks at several of these issues. Therefore the greatest fillip to the off-shoring model came from the template that has been created by these companies, propelling companies in other sectors to leverage the advantages of such a model.
Nest Labs gives Google access to the so-called Internet of Things – the whole set of home devices that can communicate and share data with one another. Often new products and services have been launched quickly through these acquisitions. The acquisition of Applied Semantics’ resulted in the online advertising tool AdSense at Google. The purchase of Deja News led to the emergence of Google Groups; and the acquisition of GrandCentral, a VOIP (voice over internet protocol) company enabled the launch of Google Voice.
This concept has contributed in a big way to the growth of the virtual enterprise. (The correlation between the conceptual underpinnings of the virtual enterprise and the way it maps on to the physical structure of the Meta Organization will be explored in Chap. 5). This extended enterprise thrives 18 2 Virtuality and the Reality of It All on the dual advantage of added flexibility and the agility with which it can connect business processes across inter-linked enterprises that are constituents of the virtual enterprise.