Advances in Business and Management. Volume 6


William D. Nelson (Editor)

Series: Advances in Business and Management
BISAC: BUS041000

This book presents research in the field of business and management from around the world. This book provides a meta-theoretical framework for understanding the nature of organisational wisdom based on learning traditions. The authors of this book also draw some guidelines that can be useful in approaching the concept of the business model in a well-structured way, providing an in-depth investigation of the various research streams and perspectives.

Other chapters review the contemporary corporate governance framework in Chinese listed firms after the substantial financial reform in 2005; statistical tools developed to measure latent traits widely used in education and psychology, called Item Response Theory; the concept of brand promise and what it means to the consumer stakeholder; tourism consumption patterns in terms of economic development; and deterministic and stochastic business cycle models that incorporate consumption in specific ways. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Understanding Organisational Wisdom from the Perspective of Learning Networks
(Ayse Kok, Bogazici University, Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey)

Mapping Business Model Components: Results from an Empirical Research
(Marco Talaia, Alberto Onetti, Faculty of Economics, Varese, Italy)

Chinese Corporate Governance Development: Related Party Transactions and their Governance
(Noel W. Leung, Group Financial Controller, Reyoung Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited)

A New Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Study of Foreign Retail Firms in China
(Jiyao Xun, Lecturer, the Management Group International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Jiangsu Province, China)

Measuring Latent Traits In E-Commerce with the Item Response Theory
(Rafael Tezza, College of Administration and Economic Science, State University Santa Catarina – Brazil, Antonio C. Bornia, Production Engineering Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil and Dalton F. de Andrade, Socio-economic and Management Sciences Centre, Informatics and Statistics Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil)

Understanding the Consumer’s Meaning of Brand Promise: A Qualitative Interpretive Study
(Simon D.M. M’zungu, Bill Merrilees, Department of Marketing, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD, Australia)

Large–Scale Tourism Development: An Investigation into the Likely Impacts of the Proposed Trump Golf Scotland Development
(Robert Nash, Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Faculty of Business, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and Andrew Martin, Laura Ruxton, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland)

A Close Look to Consumption in Deterministic and Stochastic Business Cycle Models
(Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu, Dumitru Opris, University of New South Wales, School of Economics, Sydney, Australia, and others)


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