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Ortiz Deveaux, Roberto (author)
The management of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) might represent a challenge. There are several concepts that affect the performance of SMEs. One is ambidexterity, which refers to the balance of activities for explorative and exploitative innovation. Another concept is diversity which encompasses differences in gender, age, cultural and...
master thesis 2021
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Sinha, Ayushi (author)
Due to increasing urbanisation, the basic necessities of housing demands are also on a rise. This leads to increase in construction activities and movement of construction vehicles to and from construction sites. However, the upcoming Green Deal 2025 policy would pose restrictions to the entry of construction vans, the most widely utilized...
master thesis 2021
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Nair, Pranav (author)
The advent of the 21st century has seen economies worldwide increasingly investing towards developing smart and sustainable innovations for addressing social and environmental challenges such as climate change, adapting to demographic change, public health care an well-being etc. These challenges, often referred to as 'grand challenges' are...
master thesis 2021
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Rena Adriana, Rena (author)
SMEs are in the midst of a digital economy driven by the rapid growth of technologies, pushing them to change or be excluded from the system. Compounded by the COVID-19 outbreak, SMEs are required to catch up with the transition quickly. Governments and policymakers have previously conceived numerous policies to support SMEs' digital...
master thesis 2021
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Kostense, Bastijn (author)
The COVID-19 pandemic is influencing the Dutch economy heavily. More so, small and medium-sized enterprises, also known as SMEs, are notoriously unstable and as a result, could be even more heavily affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The first major lockdown in The Netherlands was instated on March 23, 2020, which introduced several new...
master thesis 2021
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Latifi Rostami, S.M.A. (author), Nikou, Shahrokh (author), Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author)
Although research has shown that business model innovation (BMI) can create a firm's competitive advantage and enhance its performance, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fail to obtain the expected outcomes when innovating their business model. Business Model Innovation (BMI) leads to irreversible fundamental changes in key...
journal article 2021
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Brehmer, Martin (author), Abbas, A.E. (author), Vaidyanathan, Nageswaran (author)
The risk of being impacted by a cyberattack is high, because of more professional attacks. Thereby, cyber criminals are bypassing technological countermeasures through tricking users. Recently collected data during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic demonstrate, that cyberattacks including social engineering are among the main threats, especially for Small...
conference paper 2021
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Molina-Castillo, Francisco Jose (author), de Reuver, G.A. (author), Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author), Clavel, Jose G. (author)
Business model experimentation is an essential step for developing new business models. While the benefits of business model experimentation are increasingly studied, it is still poorly understood why companies engage in business model experimentation. This paper examines, starting from environmental turbulence reasoning, which external and...
journal article 2021
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Lanzini, F. (author), Ubacht, J. (author), de Greeff, Joachim (author)
Blockchain-based applications can enhance the sharing of information in processes involving multiple types of stakeholders, as in Supply Chain Management (SCM). A supply chain network can benefit from the visibility of the flow of goods, money, and information enabled by blockchain technology. So far, only limited evidence is available on the...
journal article 2021
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Lanzini, Filippo (author)
Blockchain Technology has gained popularity in recent years and one of its most promising applications is in Supply Chain Management. The visibility enabled by distributed ledger technology can empower Real-Time Tracking of Products (also referred to as the ‘Holy Grail’ of logistics), a faster and leaner Global Trade, and automatic controls with...
master thesis 2020
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Heikkilä, Marikka (author), Heikkilä, Jukka (author), Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author), Heimo, Olli (author)
This study investigates if BMI helps business innovation to succeed. We analyzed 27 SME cases having differing combinations of Business Model Innovation (BMI), New Product Development (NPD) and effectuation methods. We also analyzed the drivers and market strategy of the SMEs. We found out that typical SME innovation success cases combine at...
conference paper 2020
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Lopez-Nicolas, Carolina (author), Nikou, Shahrokh (author), Molina-Castillo, Francisco Jose (author), Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author)
Purpose: By drawing on various theoretical approaches and a gender perspective, this paper aims to examine business model (BM) experimentation as a step towards BM experimentation capabilities as an outcome and, as such, a key antecedent to firm performance. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, using a unique data set of 444 European...
journal article 2020
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van Vliet, Tijn (author)
ANWB Connected connects the Engine Control Unit of almost any vehicle to the internet, by using a dongle, with GPS sensor, that is plugged into the vehicle. The ANWB wants to increase the amount of users of this technology. And ANWB Kleinzakelijk, responsible for the Small and Medium Enterprise market, wants to grow its members by broadening the...
master thesis 2019
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Raguraman, Sushmitha (author)
The concept of business model innovation (BMI) has taken off significantly over the last decade in the academic as well as the business environment. It is seen as an important source of competitive advantage and is increasingly being used to achieve superior firm performance. Nevertheless, the field is yet to embrace the organizational dimension...
master thesis 2019
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Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (author), Nikou, Shahrokh (author), de Reuver, G.A. (author)
Digital transformation is requiring companies to rethink and innovate their business models (BMs). However, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)have scarce time and resources for experimenting with their BMs and implementing new strategies. This paper examines whether SMEs that undergo digital transformation perform better if they...
journal article 2019
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Septian Gilang Permana Putra, Septian (author)
Credit analysis is required in a wide variety of decision of a modern economy.<br/>It includes understanding the credit risk of small-medium enterprises (SMEs),<br/>which today is the most significant contributor to the economy of almost every<br/>nation. Creditors usually use credit scoring as a tool to predict the probability of<br/>the SMEs...
master thesis 2018
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Zakaria, Riszajidien (author)
The rise of ICT and the ever increasing competitiveness in industries have pushed firms to increase their propensity in changing and innovating their activities. As this need for firms to change constantly increases, the study of business model innovation have taken the spotlight. There exist a need for the knowledge stream to grow and...
master thesis 2018
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Dubbeld, Maarten (author)
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) tend to focus upon short-term profit in a crisis period, however the EU advised SMEs’ to invest in innovation and quality of products. How SMEs balance between these two contradicting strategies is seldom addressed. Therefore, this study explores how SMEs align their organization upon short term...
master thesis 2018
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Lu, Yu-Hsiang (author)
The first fully autonomous vehicles of Ford will be launched in 2021, and the revolution has been carried out not only self-driving technologies but also new business models. I.e., the establishment of Ford Smart Mobility LLC has demonstrated its ambition to seek new mobility business models rather than a focus on manufacturing vehicles itself....
master thesis 2018
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Geers, SAM (author)
Entrepreneurship is often seen as one of the main measures to combat poverty in SSA. Yet, efforts still have not led to sustainable economic development. Scholars are arguing that new policies should be developed that build forth on existing values and institutions, instead of working against it. For this reason, this research is developed a...
master thesis 2018
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