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Analyzing sustainable competitive advantage
Josu Takala, Khuram Shahzad, Nurul Aida Abdul Malek, Štefan Bojnec, Drago Papler, Yang Liu, 2015, original scientific article

Abstract: In today%s dynamic business environment, a key challenge for all companies is to make adaptive adjustments to their manufacturing strategy. This study demonstrates the competitive priorities of manufacturing strategy in hydro-power case company to evaluate the level of sustainable competitive advantage and also to further analyze how business strategies are aligned with manufacturing strategies. This research is based on new holistic analytical evaluation of manufacturing strategy index, sense and respond, and sustainable competitive advantage models. These models help to describe, evaluate, and optimize resource allocation to meet the performance requirements in dynamic decision making. Furthermore, these models evaluate operational competitiveness for manufacturing strategies according to the multi-criteria priority. The results show that the adjustments of competitive priorities in manufacturing strategies by implementing the proposed holistic analytical models are helpful in strategically managing business operations. The discussion derives the most critical attributes in business operations while alignment of resource allocation with competitive priorities help to strategically focus those attributes. In conclusion, we argue that resource allocation and manufacturing strategies have become the most important capabilities in a business environment where companies focus to get a sustainable competitive advantage.
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Keywords: trajnostna konkurenčna prednost, trajnostno poslovanje, konkurenčne prioritete, občutek in odziv, indeks strategije izdelave in poslovanja, strategija prilagajanja, sustainable competitive advantage, sustainable operations, competitive priorities, sense and respond, manufacturing strategy index, adaptive strategy
Published: 08.08.2016; Views: 3108; Downloads: 251
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A research of critical factors in the cloud service approach
Pia Pitkäkoski, Christina Ollila-Tåg, Heli Nevala, Josu Takala, Jari Toivola, 2012, original scientific article

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to find out how to manage knowhow in an old company with a new service. There are many different matters of concern when launching a new service on the market. That is why the aim of this study was to give priority to areas in managing the knowhow and thus support the management to aim in the right direction from the very beginning. This can also work as a competitive advantage for the new service. The point of view has been gained from management students who are experienced in business life. The group members had a realistic basis from their experiences to compare the existing systems to this new one. The chosen view can also help an existing company to see its own functions and processes in a new way, which tends to become difficult after years of operation. This leads to another positive aspect - improvement and developing. The study is based on the Critical Factor Index method which had here a different function than it usually does. Basically all the other results given by the Critical Factor Index are based on a questionnaire inside the companies. In this case, the study was carried out by using external experts. The aim of the study was also to find out the differences pointed out between different answering groups: managers, sales personnel and experts.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: odločanje, poslovne strategije, razporejanje virov, storitve v oblaku, programska oprema
Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 2325; Downloads: 73
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Slovenian forest based industry and smart specialization strategies
Hakki Maseci, Nurul Aida Abdul Malek, Josu Takala, Štefan Bojnec, 2016, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Found in: osebi
Keywords: competitive advantage, operations strategy, competitive priorities, sense and respond, triple helix, interactions
Published: 08.08.2016; Views: 2254; Downloads: 70
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