By Sandhya Shekhar (auth.)
This publication comes at a time whilst digital organisations (VO), are proliferating exponentially a result of dual catalysts of globalization and technological enablement. It presents conceptual frameworks and easy instruments for making a choice on and addressing the complexities of coping with geographically dispersed, almost associated firms, which can have grown organically or inorganically right into a potpourri of a number of cultures, features and practices. those will help to scientifically verify the influence of virtualization, stability the actual with the digital and deal with hazards utilizing early symptoms. The booklet presents mechanisms to acknowledge, localize, degree and deal with vulnerabilities. making sure wisdom move effectiveness (KTE) is essential in VOs. A diagnostic instrument has been advanced to degree KTE, isolate difficulties and susceptible hyperlinks and plan powerful interventions. a suite of serious elements to extend the chance of luck of globalization concepts were pointed out. This e-book interleaves idea with perform and offers insights drawn from conversations with enterprise leaders, exploratory surveys, and in-depth study utilizing a wide pattern. the cast methodological underpinnings function an invaluable template for researchers, whereas the versions will be contextualized to fit any organization.
Foreword by way of Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO, Rediff.com; Chairman, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of administration Calcutta.
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