Soft Computing in Management and Business Economics: Volume by José M. Merigó-Lindahl (auth.), Anna M. Gil-Lafuente, Jaime

By José M. Merigó-Lindahl (auth.), Anna M. Gil-Lafuente, Jaime Gil-Lafuente, José M. Merigó-Lindahl (eds.)

This booklet is a suite of chosen papers offered on the Annual assembly of the ecu Academy of administration and enterprise Economics (AEDEM), held on the college of Economics and enterprise of the collage of Barcelona, 05 – 07 June, 2012. This variation of the convention has been offered with the slogan “Creating new possibilities in an doubtful environment”. There are alternative ways for assessing uncertainty in administration yet this ebook in general interested by delicate computing theories and their position in assessing uncertainty in a fancy global.

The current ebook offers a complete evaluation of common administration themes and discusses essentially the most fresh advancements in all of the components of industrial and administration together with administration, advertising, company information, innovation and know-how, finance, activities and tourism. This booklet can be of serious curiosity for a person operating within the zone of administration and company economics and may be in particular worthy for scientists and graduate scholars doing study in those fields.

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Econ. : Theories of Endogenous Regional Growth, Lessons for Regional Policies. : New service development: a review of the literature and annotated bibliography. : The spatial dispersion of economic activities and development trends in China: 1952-1985. An Reg. Sci. : National System of Innovation. Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning. : The learning economy. : Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation, 6th edn. : Product development for services. Academy of Man-agement Executive 13(3), 64–76 (1999) Is Human Capital the Key Factor in Explaining Business Location Differences?

7. Percentage of strategic employees: this measure informs of the level of HC concentration. Because HC only includes knowledge that has the potential to create organizational value, not all employees are taken into account [2]. Educational level: most models measure this through the number of professionals with higher education. However, high educational levels are relevant only in relation with specific aims and sector of each organization. Therefore, not all companies need professionals with higher education and each one should fix objectives taking strategy into account and measure educational level of HC in relation to those objectives.

The relationship between KIBS firms and companies in other sectors has clearly proven a positive influence on those companies (Freel, 2006). This relationship has boosted recourse to R&D, raising the capacity of human resources and fostering cooperation to thereby collectively raise the innovation ratio. KIBS are correspondingly deemed a strategically important sector for industrial and regional development (Aslesen and Isaksen, 2007). According to Fischer et al. (2001), KIBS are intensely concentrated in urban areas with the sector perceived as an essential component to the innovations systems existing in their surrounding environments.

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