When a company’s supply chain practices are directly aligned with its enterprise strategy, the result is superior performance and a strong market position. And yet, a true strategic fit between enterprise and supply chain strategy is all too rare in the business world. This article describes how to marry your strategic goals with your operational capabilities. Go...

When a company’s supply chain practices are directly aligned with its enterprise strategy, the result is superior performance and a strong market position. And yet, a true strategic fit between enterprise and supply chain strategy is all too rare in the business world. This article describes how to marry your strategic goals with your operational capabilities. Go...

Paul Polak is one of the leading voices in social enterprise, and a man on a mission: to convince the world that socially responsible for-profit business...

Rural female entrepreneurs: rational choices and socio-economic development Izzy Warren-Smith International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 17, No. 3 (2012) pp. 338 – 354 This research paper questions the efficacy of some of the measurements applied to the contribution of female led rural enterprises (FLREs) when matched against the family, social...

The herbal sector, as it is currently structured, is unable to improve the living standards of the underprivileged communities, who are the gatherers of the medicinal plants, The role of grass-roots organisations and rural networks to reduce transaction costs and enhance market coordination, has been object of study in different sectors but there is a gap in the literature...

From HBR The United States economy is nine times the size of Africa’s, but Africa has twice as many mobile phones. This tantalizing statistic would seem to indicate that, in the mobile era, Africa’s time has come. But the mobile subscriber numbers are only part of the story. So far, the buzz about African mobile has been about the consumer side of things. I...

13th International Conference, BPMDS 2012, 17th International Conference, EMMSAD 2012, and 5th EuroSymposium, held at CAiSE 2012, Gdańsk, Poland, June 25-26, 2012, Proceedings series:Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS...