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Competitive Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises

Increasing Crisis Resilience, Agility and Innovation in Turbulent Times

Editors: North, Klaus, Varvakis, Gregorio (Eds.)

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  • Provides a quick overview on state of the art theory of SME growth and competition in turbulent times
  • Presents practical cases and tools how to increase crisis resilience and agility
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This book is a timely guide for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) researchers, policy makers and strategists. SMEs are the most important sources of job creation and local development especially in knowledge-based economies. As turbulence in the globalized economies expands SMEs will have to learn to sustain competitiveness by developing their ‘dynamic capabilities’. Based on the findings of a 4-year European and Latin American research project, this book provides a theoretical framework, practical instruments and cases on how SMEs in diverse economic, social and cultural contexts can develop crisis resilience, increase agility, innovate and thus successfully compete in turbulent times.

About the authors

Dr. Klaus North is Professor of International Management at Wiesbaden Business School, Germany. His current research covers knowledge and innovation management in an international context. He has been working for more than 30 years in SME assistance programmes around the world and leads the European-Latin American research project “Dynamic SME - Sustainable competitiveness of SMEs in turbulent economic and social environments.” Together with Gita Kumta (Mumbai) he is the author of the Springer (2014) textbook “Knowledge Management – Creating Value by Organisational Learning”.

Gregório Jean Varvakis Rados, PhD is Professor and Head of postgraduate courses in the Department of Engineering and Knowledge Management at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC, Florianópolis, Brasil. He holds a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University, England. He has been a consultant at McKINSEY LTDA. His research covers Knowledge and service management with special attention to productivity improvement through BPM. He is co-leader of the Dynamic SME project.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: What Is a “Dynamic SME”

    Pages 1-17

    North, Klaus (et al.)

  • Dynamic Capabilities and Organizational Resilience in Turbulent Environments

    Pages 19-37

    Kurtz, Diego Jacob (et al.)

  • Case: XENON Automation Technology: Cutting Edge Competence as Competitive Strategy

    Pages 39-44

    Reissmann, Tobias (et al.)

  • Culture for Organizational Learning in Turbulent Environments

    Pages 45-76

    Friedrich, Peter (et al.)

  • The Innovation Triple Challenge: A Creativity Check for SMES

    Pages 77-92

    Manhães, Maurício (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27303-7
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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competitive Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises
Book Subtitle
Increasing Crisis Resilience, Agility and Innovation in Turbulent Times
Editors
  • Klaus North
  • Gregorio Varvakis
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27303-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27303-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27301-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80112-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 281
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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