Special Issues 2019

"Skills and competences in maritime logistics: managerial and organizational emerging issues for human resources"

The Call for Abstracts is available here.

Abstracts submission deadline: 15.2.2019 extended! 5.3.2019. Full papers submission deadline: 15.5.2019. Abstracts and full papers will undergo double blind review.

The Special Issue will be published in Septembre 2019.

 

"Studying organizations: identity, pluralism and change"

The proposal has a strong and direct connection with the annual Workshop of Researchers in the Organizational Field.

The Call for Papers is available here.

Full papers submission deadline: 15.4.2019. Full papers will undergo double blind review.

The Special Issue will be published in May 2019.

La valutazione e l'impatto della "prontezza ICT" nelle piccole e medie imprese

Contributions and working papers
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This paper analyses the strategic, organisational and structural conditions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to fully exploit the potential of the information and communication technology (ICT). In other words, we investigate under which conditions the "marriage" between SMEs and ICT can be "a happy one" rather than a relationship affected by misunderstandings and lost opportunities.

To this purpose we build an interpretative framework relating the "ICT readiness" (a measure of the aforementioned conditions) to two key dimensions: the "strategic vision of ICT", which is closely related to how the top management looks at ICT opportunities, and the "ICT maturity", which evaluates the ICT infrastructure and applications of the firm. Our framework is then adopted in a pilot case study, that of Lanterna Alimentare S.p.A., a medium enterprise producing and selling bakery products.