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Agile Network Businesses : Collaboration, Coordination, and Competitive Advantage

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  • Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- What Makes This Book Different? -- How Is This Book Organized? -- Who Should Read This Book? -- Acknowledgments -- Author -- Other Books by Vivek Kale -- 1: Smart Enterprises -- 1.1{u2002}Agile Enterprises -- 1.1.1{u2002}Stability versus Agility -- 1.1.2{u2002}Aspects of Agility -- 1.1.3{u2002}Principles of Built-for-Change Systems -- 1.1.4{u2002}Framework for Change Proficiency -- 1.2{u2002}Enhancing Enterprise Agility -- 1.2.1{u2002}E-Business Strategy -- 1.2.2{u2002}Business Process Reengineering -- 1.2.3{u2002}Mobilizing Enterprise Processes --{u2002}Extending Web to Wireless --{u2002}Extending Business Processes with Mobility --{u2002}Enabling a Dynamic Business Model -- 1.3{u2002}Customer Responsiveness -- 1.3.1{u2002}Salient Aspects of Customer Responsiveness -- 1.3.2{u2002}Customer-Responsive Management --{u2002}Networks of Resources --{u2002}Business Webs --{u2002}Economics of Customer Responsiveness -- 1.4{u2002}Network of Enterprises -- 1.5{u2002}Summary -- 2: Business Networks -- 2.1{u2002}Network of Enterprises Taxonomy -- 2.1.1{u2002}Family Network Businesses -- 2.1.2{u2002}Entrepreneurial Small Network Businesses -- 2.1.3{u2002}Guanxi: Chinese Family and Community Network Businesses -- 2.1.4{u2002}Keiretsu: Japanese Corporate Network Businesses -- 2.1.5{u2002}Chaebol: Korean Circular Shareholding Networks -- 2.1.6{u2002}Research and Development Alliance Networks and Project Networks -- 2.1.7{u2002}Value Chain Supply Networks: Global Sourcing and Global Commodity Chains -- 2.1.8{u2002}Network-Based Businesses: Utilities, Public Services, and Infrastructure Networks -- 2.1.9{u2002}International Corporate Networks -- 2.1.10{u2002}Spatial Clusters, Industry Clusters, and Cluster-{u200A}Network Relationships -- 2.2{u2002}Alliances -- 2.2.1{u2002}Types of Network Power --{u2002}First-Degree Network Power: Coordination
  •{u2002}Second-Degree Network Power: Cooperation --{u2002}Third-Degree Network Power: Collaboration -- 2.2.2{u2002}Alliances for Enhancing Network Power --{u2002}Types of Alliances -- 2.2.3{u2002}Multinational Network of British Petroleum -- 2.3{u2002}Summary -- 1: Genesis of Network Businesses -- 3: Computer Networks -- 3.1{u2002}Network Principles -- 3.1.1{u2002}Protocol -- 3.1.2{u2002}Protocol Layers -- 3.1.3{u2002}Protocol Suite -- 3.1.4{u2002}Datagram -- 3.2{u2002}Types of Networks -- 3.2.1{u2002}Personal Area Networks -- 3.2.2{u2002}Local Area Networks -- 3.2.3{u2002}Metropolitan Area Networks -- 3.2.4{u2002}Wide Area Networks -- 3.3{u2002}Network Models -- 3.3.1{u2002}OSI Reference Model --{u2002}Physical Layer --{u2002}Data Link Layer --{u2002}Network Layer --{u2002}Transport Layer --{u2002}Session Layer --{u2002}Presentation Layer -- 3.3.2{u2002}TCP/IP Reference Model --{u2002}Link Layer --{u2002}Internet Layer --{u2002}Transport Layer --{u2002}Application Layer -- 3.4{u2002}Internet -- 3.4.1{u2002}Internet Services --{u2002}Electronic Mail --{u2002}File Transfer Protocol --{u2002}Remote Log-In (Telnet) --{u2002}Voice over IP --{u2002}Listservs --{u2002}Streaming Audio and Video --{u2002}Instant Messages, Tweets, and Blogs -- 3.5{u2002}World Wide Web -- 3.5.1{u2002}Origin of the World Wide Web Browser -- 3.5.2{u2002}Applications of the World Wide Web -- 3.6{u2002}Semantic Web -- 3.7{u2002}Internet of Things -- 3.8{u2002}From Physical to Logical Networks -- 3.9{u2002}Summary -- 4: Distributed Systems -- 4.1{u2002}Parallel Computing -- 4.2{u2002}Distributed Computing -- 4.2.1{u2002}System Architectural Styles --{u2002}N-Tier Architecture --{u2002}Peer-to-Peer -- 4.2.2{u2002}Software Architectural Styles --{u2002}Data-Centered Architectures --{u2002}Data Flow Architectures --{u2002}Call and Return Architectures --{u2002}Virtual Architectures --{u2002}Independent Components -- 4.2.3{u2002}Technologies for Distributed Computing -- 4.3{u2002}Distributed Databases
  • 4.3.1{u2002}Characteristics of Distributed Databases --{u2002}Transparency --{u2002}Availability and Reliability --{u2002}Scalability and Partition Tolerance --{u2002}Autonomy -- 4.4{u2002}Advantages and Disadvantages of Distributed Databases -- 4.5{u2002}Summary -- 2: Road to Network Businesses -- 5: Systems Science, Complexity, and Networks -- 5.1{u2002}Systems Science -- 5.1.1{u2002}Principles of Systems Science -- 5.2{u2002}Enterprise Offerings -- 5.2.1{u2002}Product Complexity -- 5.2.2{u2002}Product Architecture --{u2002}Integrated Product Architecture --{u2002}Modular Product Architecture -- 5.3{u2002}Modularity -- 5.3.1{u2002}Hierarchy -- 5.4{u2002}Networks -- 5.4.1{u2002}Random Graphs and Networks -- 5.4.2{u2002}Scale-Free Networks -- 5.4.3{u2002}Small-World Networks -- 5.4.4{u2002}Trees -- 5.4.5{u2002}Network Modules -- 5.5{u2002}Complex Adaptive System -- 5.5.1{u2002}Modeling Complex Adaptive Systems -- 5.6{u2002}Project Management -- 5.6.1{u2002}Project Modeling -- 5.6.2{u2002}Project Evaluation -- 5.6.3{u2002}Project Management and Control -- 5.6.4{u2002}Project Scheduling --{u2002}Temporal Networks --{u2002}Program Evaluation and Review Technique -- 5.7{u2002}Summary -- 6: Enterprise Networks -- 6.1{u2002}Network of Enterprises -- 6.1.1{u2002}Theory of Constraints --{u2002}TOC Tools -- 6.1.2{u2002}Dr. Little'{u200A}s Law -- 6.2{u2002}Designing the Network of Enterprises -- 6.3{u2002}Ongoing Changes to the Network of Enterprises -- 6.4{u200A}{u2002}Business Processes for the Network of Enterprises -- 6.5{u2002}Performance of Network of Enterprises -- 6.6{u2002}Characteristics of Network of Enterprises -- 6.6.1{u2002}Complementarity, Compatibility, and Standards -- 6.6.2{u2002}Network Externalities --{u2002}Reasons for Obtaining Network Externalities -- 6.6.3{u2002}Switching Costs and Lock-In -- 6.6.4{u2002}Significant Economies of Scale in Production -- 6.6.5{u2002}Network Effects --{u2002}Network Effects in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry --{u2002}Network Effects and Competitive Advantage -- 6.7{u2002}Summary -- 7: Agent Systems
  • 7.1{u2002}Agent Systems -- 7.1.1{u2002}Agent Properties -- 7.1.2{u2002}Agent Taxonomy -- 7.1.3{u2002}Agent Architectures -- 7.1.4{u2002}Agent Communications -- 7.2{u2002}Agents for Virtual Enterprises -- 7.2.1{u2002}Agents and Expert Systems -- 7.2.2{u2002}Agents and Service-Oriented Architecture Solutions -- 7.2.3{u2002}Agent-Oriented Software Engineering --{u2002}Object-Oriented Programming --{u2002}Component-Based Development --{u2002}Service-Oriented Architecture --{u2002}Agent-Oriented Computing -- 7.3{u2002}Developing Agent-Based Systems -- 7.3.1 Design of Agent-based Systems -- 7.3.2{u2002}Agent-Based E-Business Systems -- 7.3.3{u2002}Agent-Based Software Engineering --{u2002}Agent-Based Platform JADE -- 7.4{u2002}Summary -- 8: Cloud Computing -- 8.1{u2002}Cloud Definition -- 8.2{u2002}Cloud Characteristics -- 8.2.1{u2002}Cloud Storage Infrastructure Requirements -- 8.3{u2002}Cloud Delivery Models -- 8.3.1{u2002}Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) -- 8.3.2{u2002}Platform as a Service (PaaS) -- 8.3.3{u2002}Software as a Service (SaaS) -- 8.4{u2002}Cloud Deployment Models -- 8.4.1{u2002}Private Clouds -- 8.4.2{u2002}Public Clouds -- 8.4.3{u2002}Hybrid Clouds -- 8.4.4{u2002}Community Clouds -- 8.5{u2002}Cloud Benefits -- 8.6{u2002}Cloud Technologies -- 8.6.1{u2002}Virtualization --{u2002}Characteristics of Virtualized Environments -- 8.6.2{u2002}Service-Oriented Architecture --{u2002}Advantages of SOA --{u2002}Layers in SOA -- 8.7{u2002}Business Processes with SOA -- 8.7.1{u2002}Process -- 8.7.2{u2002}Workflow -- 8.7.3{u2002}Business Process Management (BPM) -- 8.7.4{u2002}Business Processes via Web Services --{u2002}Service Composition -- 8.8{u2002}Summary -- 9: Big Data Computing and Graph Databases -- 9.1{u2002}Big Data -- 9.1.1{u2002}What Is Big Data? --{u2002}Data Volume --{u2002}Data Velocity --{u2002}Data Variety --{u200A}{u2002}Data Veracity -- 9.1.2{u2002}Common Characteristics of Big Data Computing Systems -- 9.1.3{u2002}Big Data Appliances -- 9.2{u2002}Tools and Techniques of Big Data -- 9.2.1{u2002}Processing Approach -- 9.2.2{u2002}Big Data System Architecture
  •{u2002}Basically Available, Soft State, Eventual Consistency (BASE) --{u2002}Functional Decomposition --{u2002}Master-{u200A}Slave Replication -- 9.2.3{u2002}Row Partitioning or Sharding -- 9.2.4{u2002}Row versus Column-Oriented Data Layouts -- 9.2.5{u2002}NoSQL Data Management -- 9.3{u2002}Graph Databases -- 9.3.1{u2002}OrientDB -- 9.3.2{u2002}Neo4j --{u2002}Neo4j Features --{u2002}Neo4j Data Model -- 9.4{u2002}Summary -- 3: Network Businesses -- 10: Network Enterprises -- 10.1{u2002}Virtual Organization -- 10.1.1{u2002}Advantages -- 10.1.2{u2002}Forms of Virtual Organization -- 10.1.3{u2002}Potential Benefits of Virtual Organization -- 10.1.4{u2002}Managing the Virtual Organization --{u2002}Organizational Factors --{u2002}Economical Factors -- 10.1.5{u2002}Technology Management -- 10.2{u2002}Network Enterprise as a Virtual Organization -- 10.3{u2002}Brands as Network Enterprises -- 10.3.1{u2002}Shared Values -- 10.3.2{u2002}Strategy -- 10.3.3{u2002}Structure -- 10.3.4{u2002}Stuff -- 10.3.5{u2002}Style -- 10.3.6{u2002}Staff -- 10.3.7{u2002}Skills -- 10.3.8{u2002}Systems -- 10.3.9{u2002}Sequence -- 10.4{u2002}Summary -- 11: Management of Network Enterprises -- 11.1{u2002}Network Enterprises Management -- 11.1.1{u2002}Firm Perspective -- 11.1.2{u2002}Network Perspective -- 11.1.3 Environmental Perspective -- 11.2{u2002}Concept of Supply Chain Management (SCM) -- 11.2.1{u2002}SCM Challenges -- 11.2.2{u2002}Supply Chain Management (SCM) --{u2002}SCM Characteristics --{u2002}SCM Functional Components --{u2002}Supply Chain Management Maturity (SCMM) Framework -- 11.3{u2002}Supply Chain Management Framework -- 11.3.1{u2002}Supply Chain Performance Framework --{u200A}{u2002}Volume --{u2002}Volatility --{u2002}Velocity --{u2002}Variety --{u2002}Variability --{u2002}Visibility --{u2002}Virtuality -- 11.3.2{u2002}Supply Chain Performance Measurement -- 11.4{u2002}Summary -- 12: Collaborative Network Enterprises -- 12.1{u2002}Process Networks -- 12.2{u2002}Collaboration -- 12.2.1{u2002}Transactional Collaboration -- 12.2.2{u2002}Functional Collaboration
  • 12.2.3{u2002}Explorative Collaboration
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