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Journal Issue
Volume 12 Issue 1, Special Edition for ECKM 2013 / Jan 2014  pp1‑90

Editor: Monika Petraite

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Editorial  pp1‑2

Monika Petraite

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Marketing audit for Knowledge Intensive Business Services  pp3‑14

Ettore Bolisani, Enrico Scarso

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The Value of Extended Framework of TAM in the Electronic Government Services  pp15‑25

Juan-Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro et al

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Cross‑cultural validation of UTAUT: the case of University VLEs in Jordan, Russia and the UK  pp26‑35

Boyka Simeonova et al

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Business Innovative Environment as a Prerequisite for a Long‑run Competitive Advantage  pp36‑49

Marta Christina Suciu, Cristina Andreea Florea

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Abstract

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of innovation in businesses. It tries to illustrate the way companies could invest in lifelong learning focusing on the entrepreneurship education in order to support creativity and innovation as prerequisite for a short‑run increase in their profits and mostly for a long‑run sustainable competitive advantage. In the first part of the paper, we will focus on companies. In some companies the manager is thinking how creativity could help. One person may generate 10 ideas; conversely, 5 persons may generate 50 ideas. From those 50 ideas the manager can use at least 3 of them to increase the profit. This is how intellectual capital and creativity should be enhanced. Furthermore, it will influence the consumers buying renewed products in a more profitable way. The second part of the paper, we will highlight the importance of taking into account some best practices cases. Nowadays, with Internet banking, Euro Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) and credit cards, the final user has been granted options for the monetary transactions. People like consumers want their needs to be satisfied and this is one of the reasons why they have grown accustomed to demanding more and more from their banking services providers. In the last part of the paper, we will discuss about the creativity models and ways in which these models might influence the workers and the leaders to come up with new ideas, be creative and generate larger profit. From a methodological point of view we applied both the quantitative method (surveys) and the qualitative one (in terms of focus‑groups & interviews). 

 

Keywords: Keywords: business innovation, competitive advantage, innovation

 

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Innovation, Organizational Learning Orientation and Reverse Knowledge Transfer in Multinationals Companies  pp50‑59

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Taking a Different View: The Case of the Eurozone Macroeconomic Policies as a Case of Incompetence  pp60‑72

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Middle Management Knowledge by Possession and Position: A Panoptic Examination of Individual Knowledge Sharing Influences  pp73‑90

Sally Eaves

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