Mohsen Attaran

Mohsen Attaran
California State University, Bakersfield | CSUB · Management and Marketing

Ph.D.

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July 1984 - July 2017
California State University, Bakersfield
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
September 1978 - September 1984
Portland State University
Field of study
  • Systems Science

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Publications (151)
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The use of Additive Manufacturing technologies in different industries has increased substantially during the past years. Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line that enabled mass production of identical products in the 20th century. In the 21st century, additive manufacturing enables and facilitates production of moderate to mass quantities...
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Advances in communications, combined with lifestyle trends, point to a future workforce that is more productive and more capable than ever before. Employees are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with workplace capabilities as communications and productivity technology advances. Employees feel that their workplace is not smart enough and they are r...
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Several technologies drive digital trends and bring about change in SCM. They include AI and robotics, cloud computing, 3D printing, advanced analytics, blockchain, AR, RFID, IoT, and cloud technology. These technologies are changing the face of the industry, transforming many aspects of business models, supply chains, products, sales, and services...
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Patients and healthcare practitioners are faced with the challenge of accessing, managing, integrating, and sharing health records securely. Patients should be able to manage their health records anywhere in the world, keep track of medical background, give access to data, and share those with any healthcare professional securely. Direct access to...
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Sustainable entrepreneurship integrates economic, environmental, and social into a firm's goals, activities, and planning to create a long-term value for the firm, its stakeholders, and broader society. The firm's strategies are formulated and executed to meet the firm's needs and its stakeholders while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing the nat...
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A circular economy approach within wastewater consumption for agriculture has gained relevance in recent years. Extreme climate conditions (e.g., megadrought in California) have resulted in severe water shortages, yet there seems to be a reluctance to accept alternative water sources. Despite the numerous local initiatives towards oilfield water re...
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Abstract: Healthcare practitioners are faced with the challenge of accessing, managing, integrating, and sharing health records securely. Current technologies in use by the healthcare 1 industry do not adequately address these requirements due to limitations related to privacy, security, and full ecosystem interoperability. Coronavirus outbreak hig...
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The mobile industry is developing and preparing to deploy the fifth-generation (5G) networks. The evolving 5G networks are becoming more readily available as a significant driver of the growth of IoT and other intelligent automation applications. 5G’s lightning-fast connection and low-latency are needed for advances in intelligent automation—the In...
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The advent of 5G is more than just a generational step; it opens up a new world of possibilities for every industry. It represents a fundamental transformation of the role that mobile technology plays in society. As 5G becomes a reality, it will impact us on a massive scale, especially in the workplace. The purpose of this paper is to do a systemat...
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3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional objects using additive processes where layers are laid down in succession to create a complete object. Companies across the globe are actively piloting and leveraging the inherent benefits of 3D printing technology. Today, 3D printing can revolutionize food innovation and production through bette...
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3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional objects using additive processes where layers are laid down in succession to create a complete object. Companies across the globe are actively piloting and leveraging the inherent benefits of 3D printing technology. Today, 3D printing is expanding the landscape of supply chains and providing crit...
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The gaming industry is being rapidly transformed by the introduction of new technologies such as AI, VR, and AR. Blockchain technology has the potential to redefine the future of gaming by turning what has been seen as a leisure activity into a potentially economic endeavor (Gilot 2018). According to an online survey of 5000 people released by Elec...
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In his 2016 book, Mougayar analogized the evolution of blockchain to the World Wide Web. He argued that before the Web, we had the Internet—the network connecting computers. The Web came along a few years later and was the first layer on top of the Internet and allowed us to put content on the Internet that was easy to visualize, publish on, and sh...
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The term “big data” was coined in mid-1990s and is defined as collections of data so large, complex, and dynamic that they exceed the processing capacity of the conventional database architectures of organizations (Weiss and Indurkhya 1998). According to Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, big data is...
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The two most interesting qualities of the blockchain are decentralization and immutability. A traditional network structure is the “client-server” structure where there is a centralized server and everyone who wants to connect with the server can send a query to get the required information. In order for this type of network system to work, it is c...
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Most executives are scrambling to educate themselves on how to lead their companies into the blockchain future. Adoption of technology by enterprises is on the rise. In a recent survey conducted by Juniper Research, employees of companies with more than 20,000 people were asked whether they were looking to incorporate blockchain. The survey found t...
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Blockchain is suitable for any kind of digital data where shared write access for a number of parties is necessary and where authentication and consensus about data integrity are important. As publicly accessible ledgers, blockchain can make all kinds of recordkeeping more efficient and provides a solution to recordkeeping problems in the healthcar...
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Computer exploitation is on the rise. Advanced adversaries are becoming more capable and destructive. Organizations must become increasingly effective at mitigating their information security risks. Effective cybersecurity is more important than ever as immeasurable amounts of personal and potentially incriminating data are currently stored in webs...
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Blockchain technology is revolutionary. It will make life simpler and safer, changing the way personal information is stored and how transactions for good and services are made. Blockchain technology creates a permanent and immutable record of every transaction. This impenetrable digital ledger makes fraud, hacking, data theft, and information loss...
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Blockchain technology has large-scale implications and the capacity to greatly improve efficiencies for a range of activities in the retail industry. As discussed earlier, the most logical advantage of blockchain is expediting the transfer of funds between two parties. Blockchain makes it possible for retailers to accept cryptocurrency payments. Th...
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Blockchain can help government activities across multiple use case categories as a static store of secure information or a dynamic store of tradable information. One area in which blockchain can help government is record management. National, state, and local governments are in charge of keeping up people’s records, such as birth, passing dates, an...
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While the majority of blockchain applications are in the financial industry, interest in exploiting blockchain in the manufacturing industry is increasing. Blockchain technology holds a great deal of potential for a range of activities in the manufacturing industry and has the ability to radically change the face of manufacturing.
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Urbanization and consumer habits of the millennial generation have increased the number of people buying and eating food prepared in public places. Globalization has triggered growing consumer demand for a wider variety of foods, resulting in an increasingly complex and longer global food supply chain. The industrialization of agriculture and anima...
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Blockchain technology could be used in the insurance, payments, and financial services industries to store property records, clear and settle accounts, and ensure the validity and execution of contractual arrangements. Blockchain enables contracts to be executed when special conditions are met or when a financial instrument meets a certain benchmar...
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Until recently, blockchain technology was primarily of interest to financial institutions. The ability of blockchain to authenticate digital information and create smart contracts is leveraging the usefulness of technology on a world-changing scale. The new breed of programmable blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, which provides decentralized c...
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This chapter explores the changing dimensions of the workplace and highlights the relationship between technology and organizational change. The chapter begins by briefly reviewing some key perspectives that have emerged in the information systems (IS) literature to account for the relationship between technology and organizational change. It highl...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Cellular wireless networks have come a long way since the first generation was introduced in 1981. Mobile connections have soared into the billions and approximately every 10 years, a new mobile generation comes along. Now new 5G technology enables consumers to leverage the benefits of this wide range of spectrum for faster and mo...
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The past few years have seen an explosion in the business use of blockchain. The technology has great potential to drive simplicity and efficiency in financial services, and it is poised to drive the next wave of financial service innovation. Interest in exploiting blockchain in other industries, such as manufacturing and healthcare, is increasing,...
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Companies are realizing the importance of workplace transformation that reflects modern work styles, user preferences and maturing technologies. A large portion of all work today is “Information Work”—work that requires information to be executed, and in which information often determines the outcome of the work. Thus, business leaders expect their...
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The internet revolution, cloud computing, and the evolution to self-service analytics have all contributed to the changing dimensions of business intelligence. To compete effectively in a digitally driven world, business leaders must understand and address the critical shifts taking place in the field of analytics, and how these shifts impact their...
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Cloud Computing Technology (CCT) is a new way of leveraging the power of the Internet to provide software and infrastructure solutions to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) around the world. SMBs are rushing to the cloud to save time and money, increase efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage. This article examines potential benefits of...
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The past few years have seen an explosion in the business use of analytics. Corporations around the world are using analytical tools to gain a better understanding of their customer’s needs and wants. Predictive analytics has become an increasingly hot topic in analytics landscape as more companies realize that predictive analytics enables them to...
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AR and VR were conceptualized in the early 1900s. Today, they are among the fastest-growing technologies, and they both will be part of our daily lives. They are beginning to be used in nearly every segment of society, including manufacturing, retail, military, sports, education, advertising, fashion, construction and architecture. This article dis...
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The past few years have seen an explosion in the business use of analytics. Corporations around the world are using analytical tools to gain a better understanding of their customer's needs and wants. Predictive analytics has become an increasingly hot topic in analytics landscape as more companies realize that predictive analytics enables them to...
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Cloud Computing Technology (CCT) is a new way of leveraging the power of the Internet to provide software and infrastructure solutions to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) around the world. SMBs are rushing to the cloud to save time and money, increase efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage. This article examines potential benefits of...
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Cloud computing technology (CCT) is a revolutionary new way of leveraging the power of the Internet to provide software and infrastructure solutions to businesses around the world. 2017 is predicted to be a major breakout year for this technology, with many organizations small and large making a shift to this platform. Employing this technology emp...
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Business leaders around the world are using emerging technologies to capitalize on data, to create business value and to compete effectively in a digitally driven world. They rely on data analytics to accelerate time to insight and to gain a better understanding of their customers’ needs and wants. However, big data and data analytics solutions in...
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This article describes how in today's hyper-competitive environment, business leaders around the world are using analytics technologies to create business values, and to gain a better understanding of their customer's needs and wants. However, traditional business analytics are undergoing major changes. The Internet revolution, cloud computing, and...
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While Machine Learning (ML) has existed for a long time, the business world’s focus on it may seem like an overnight development. The technology has been steadily growing since the early days of Big Data. However, the ability to give machines access to Big Data and allow them to apply complex mathematical calculations repetitively, while learning f...
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In recent years, Cloud Computing Technology (CCT) has emerged as a meaningful technology that could contribute to operational efficiency of an IT platform by providing infrastructure and software solutions for the whole IT needs of an enterprise via Internet. The cloud has revolutionized IT infrastructure. It is predicted that 2017 will mark the ra...
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The World Wide Web created a connection from computers to networks. The next evolution that followed connected people to the Internet and to other people. The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as the third wave in the development of the Internet. IoT interconnects devices, people, environments, virtual objects, and machines. IoT is expected to r...
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To compete in a global economy manufacturers are forced to move towards low volume production of innovative and customized products with high added value. Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM) or rapid prototyping enables and facilitates production of moderate to mass quantities of products that can be individually c...
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Social Media (SM) provides a strategic and efficient set of tools to nurture and enhance traditional marketing practices for any business. Therefore, the effective use of SM is now an important criterion for marketing decisions and therefore must find its way into university business curriculum in an effort to prepare students for the current and f...
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3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing. Parts with intricate shapes are printed with ease; whereas conventional manufacturing would not have been able to achieve the same results. 3D printing has grown in leaps and bounds in the past five years and is likely to continue on the same path. It is thought to be one of the fastest growing technolo...
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Dynamic education environment have forced universities to adopt state-of-the-art practices to optimize both the cost and operational efficiency of their information technology platform. Cloud Computing Technology (CCT) has emerged as a meaningful technology that could contribute to this optimization by providing infrastructure and software solution...
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3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing. Designs that were previously not possible are now being printed with ease; whereas conventional manufacturing would not have been able to achieve the same results. In the 21 st century, 3D printing enables and facilitates production of moderate to mass quantities of products that can be individually cus...
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Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is one of the most promising and anticipated technologies in recent years. Implemented properly, RFID can save the firm money now-- and make the company more competitive for years to come. Despite many useful applications, there are major impediments to RFID adoption in supply chain. In this study, we examin...
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Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, has been attracting considerable attention from large retailers and consumer goods manufacturers with the expectation of improved efficiencies, and significant business benefits. Despite many useful applications, the technology's potential has yet to be fully realized. The aim of this paper is to highlight R...
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Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is one of the most promising and anticipated technologies in recent years. Implemented properly, RFID can save the firm money now--and make the company more competitive for years to come. Despite many useful applications, the technology's potential has yet to be fully realized. This paper discusses potential...
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The knowledge of what makes IT either enablers or inhibitors are incomplete. To enhance the intrapreneurial ability of organizations, managers must learn how to use IT in different situations. This presentation reviews how IT can be used as an enabler of successful intrapreneurship in organization.
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The challenges faced towards the implementation of RFID technology, the evolving RFID technologies and trends, and the benefits of RFID technology, are discussed. The challenges faced towards RFID implementation include business justification, reliability, proper implementation, system integration, lack of in-house experts and passive resistance, a...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to discuss the evolution of the collaborative computing technology and highlight major benefits of using this technology in small and medium-sized firms. The trends in collaborative products and services and some of the collaborative computing products generating the most interest will be examined. Design/methodol...
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Purpose – The desire to cut supply chain costs has made RFID technology one of today's most discussed retail technologies. Given the current implementation pace, the objective of this paper is to go beyond the hype and explore basic issues related to RFID technology, including its promises as well as its pitfalls. Design/methodology/approach – The...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of contemporary supply-chain management systems. Design/methodology/approach – The paper highlights the examples of state-of-the-art practice in supply-chain management, and speculates about where this movement is headed. Some of the collaborative supply chain management products generating...
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Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, has long been a staple of automatic identification technologies. Recently, the technology has been attracting considerable attention from large retailers and consumer goods manufacturers with the expectation of improved supply chain visibility. Many companies are embracing RFID as a competitive weapon that c...
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American businesses spent billions of dollars on various re-engineering initiatives in the last decade. Re-engineering efforts have produced a wide range of results. While some companies labeled re-engineering efforts as successful, it was an unfulfilled promise for many. As we enter into the digital age, information technology is playing a princip...
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This study examines a series of relationships between information technology (IT) and business process reengineering (BPR). Specifically, it argues that those aspiring to do business process reengineering must begin to apply the capabilities of information technology. This paper provides a summary of IT roles in initiating and sustaining BPR and ex...
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Business-process redesigns (BPR) and information technology (IT) are natural partners, yet this relationship has not been fully exploited. Those organizations that have used IT to reengineer processes have benefited enormously. This article argues that those aspiring to do business process redesign must begin to apply the capabilities of informatio...
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With fast-to-market pressures and corporate partnerships, teaming has taken an added dimension. Virtual teaming, via the Internet, is sometimes the only way people can work together not only across oceans but also across the deeper divides of corporate boundaries and cultures. The aim of this paper is to discuss the evolution of the virtual teaming...
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In a few years, the Internet has gone from being the communication tool of scientists to a primary route of information exchange for everyone, from fashion designers to financial analysts. The Internet and its related services create an interactive working environment for users. Through the Internet, effective collaboration becomes possible wheneve...
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In a few years, the Internet has gone from being the communication tool of scientists to a primary route of information exchange for everyone from fashion designers to financial analysts. The Internet and its related services create an interactive working environment for users. Through the Internet, effective collaboration becomes possible whenever...
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The purchase of non-production goods and services represents the single largest cost item for an enterprise. Billions of dollars are wasted every year in inefficient procurement practices. But the growth of electronic procurement practices is enabling firms to reap benefits from both ends of the supplier-to-customer chain.
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Recognizing that technology is an important element of competitive strategy, the Frito-Lay Kern facility has invested substantially in both its people and technology. Reviews the technology and process applications, highlights organizational approaches and discusses implementation issues and success factors at the Kern facility.
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Concerns about cost management have led purchasing officers of many companies to look for new solutions – an Internet-based electronic procurement system. The promise of Web procurement has made it one of the hottest topics of business-to-business e-commerce. The promise is simple: to streamline administrative routines, and help companies consolida...
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Recognizing that technology can help expand opportunities for American children, the Clinton Administration has made an unprecedented commitment to bringing technology into the classroom. As technology flows ever faster into the nation’s schools, many administrators are facing a range of difficult management issues. This article reviews the primary...
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Concerns about cost management have led purchasing officers of many companies to look for new solutions - an Internet-based electronic procurement system. The promise of Web procurement has made it one of the hottest topics of business-to-business e-commerce. The promise is simple: to streamline administrative routines, and help companies consolida...
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Process redesign is not always successful and is almost always accompanied by pain or at least unpleasant side effects. Many companies have undertaken reengineering efforts only to abandon them with little or no positive results. As important as it is to understand how to reengineer, it is crucial to understand how to avoid the traps. A disciplined...
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The exploding use of the Internet for everyday communication is bringing new threats to companies – revelation of trade secrets, discrimination, harassment, copyright infringement, negligence, libel, and slander, etc. The threat to companies is real. Lawyers can seek information in electronic records, including e-mail, on litigation or criminal cas...
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The increasing power of PCs, in particular, the advances in Pentium III and the AMD-K6 with 3DNow technology have boosted speech recognition. Decades of research and development have yielded impressive results. The new generation of speech recognition software programs turns spoken phrases, paragraphs, and punctuation in to text at a conversational...
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Human resources are the most important asset of any organization. Yet most organizations continue to arrange their people in work patterns that inhibit and limit their employees’ participation. Many companies have tried to move away from a traditional rigid organizational structure to a more flexible one only to abandon it with few or no positive r...
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More and more people are logging on to the Internet. The increased use of the Internet and the World Wide Web for everyday activities is bringing new threats to personal privacy. Your activities, whether they are passive or active, in Cyberspace can give others a great deal of information about you. This paper gives an overview of where the risks l...
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Business process reengineering is the hottest trend in management. Done well, it delivers extraordinary gains in speed, productivity, and profitability. But process redesign is not always successful and almost always accompanied by pain or at least unpleasant side effects. Many companies have undertaken reengineering efforts only to abandon them wi...
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The online consumer market is growing geometrically. Although online shopping offers convenience and saves time, it has its serious drawbacks as well. The Internet is a fabulous tool for shoppers and investors, as well as a fabulous tool for scam artists. This article gives an overview of some of the deceptive business opportunities in the virtual...
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Human resources are the most important asset of any organization. Yet most organizations continue to arrange their people in work patterns that inhibit and limit their employees’ participation. Many companies have tried to move away from a traditional rigid organizational structure to a more flexible one only to abandon it with little or no positiv...
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The advent of computer technology has meant greater flexibility and increased efficiency for office workers but has resulted in a range of health problems such as carpel tunnel syndrome, cumulative trauma disorders, and repetitive strain injuries caused by inadequate workplace design. Discusses the various factors which make a strong case for the a...
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Chevron's Western Production Business Unit established inter-functional work teams as a strategic approach to maximizing human resources in one of its profit centers. The company's goal was to foster teamwork, increase employee involvement, and cultivate employee empowerment. Chevron's experience is applicable to a wide variety of organizational se...