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Challenging the uppsala internationalization model: a contingent approach to the internationalization of services
Carneiro, Jorge;Rocha, Angela da;Silva, Jorge Ferreira da;
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S1807-76922008000200002
Abstract: some authors have questioned whether the well-known uppsala internationalization model would be generalizable to services. we take one of the model's assumptions - that firms will follow a gradually increasing resource commitment path in each country - and challenge whether it would hold up under specific service characteristics or particular combinations of environmental variables and service characteristics. we review the literature in search of more appropriate dimensions for the classification of services that would allow for the test of the uppsala model's assumption. based on purely conceptual reasoning, supported by previous empirical studies, we propose some hypotheses about how service firms would be expected to behave - in terms of their choice of foreign entry mode - under certain circumstances and what the performance implications would be expected to be. these hypotheses are contrary to the uppsala model's predictions. this paper is solely conceptual, so the key constructs (environment and service-specific variables) would still require operationalization before the hypotheses can be empirically tested.
Challenging the Uppsala Internationalization Model: a Contingent Approach to the Internationalization of Services
Jorge Carneiro,Angela da Rocha,Jorge Ferreira da Silva
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review , 2008,
Abstract: Some authors have questioned whether the well-known Uppsala internationalization model would be generalizable to services. We take one of the model’s assumptions – that firms will follow a gradually increasing resource commitment path in each country – and challenge whether it would hold up under specific service characteristics or particular combinations of environmental variables and service characteristics. We review the literature in search of more appropriate dimensions for the classification of services that would allow for the test of the Uppsala model’s assumption. Based on purely conceptual reasoning, supported by previous empirical studies, we propose some hypotheses about how service firms would be expected to behave – in terms of their choice of foreign entry mode - under certain circumstances and what the performance implications would be expected to be. These hypotheses are contrary to the Uppsala model’s predictions. This paper is solelyconceptual, so the key constructs (environment and service-specific variables) would still require operationalization before the hypotheses can be empirically tested.
Internationalization of an Entrepreneurial Services Company from the Arabian Gulf: The Case of Renaissance Services SAOG  [cached]
Golam Mostafa Khan
International Journal of Business and Management , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v7n8p33
Abstract: This case study profiles a company founded by an entrepreneur in Oman in the Arabian Gulf. Renaissance Services has grown from a small family-owned operation into a global company marketing services in industrial and commercial sectors. Case analysis raises issues about the validity, comprehensiveness, and applicability of current international business theory about psychic distance, the process of internationalization, and country-of-origin effects. In the face of apparent discrepancies between theory and practice suggested by this case, a call is issued for theoretical review and possible extension. This will accommodate new realities of global expansion by entrepreneurs operating from home countries which have been little studied in the past.
The Policy to Promote the Innovative Development of Knowledge Intensive Business Services  [cached]
Wenhong Yang,Min Yan,Min Yan
International Journal of Business and Management , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v5n11p190
Abstract: The Knowledge Intensive Business Services as an important part of the national economy and the national innovation system of the second knowledge base, is beginning to attach great importance to the country. At present, Knowledge Intensive Business Services have become the most active group of innovation. The article first elaborates the meaning of Knowledge Intensive Business Services. Then analysis the role of KIBS in innovation system and the development trend of KIBS. On this basis, it comments on the policy to promote the innovative development of KIBS advices for government.
Family planning services quality as a determinant of use of IUD in Egypt
Rathavuth Hong, Livia Montana, Vinod Mishra
BMC Health Services Research , 2006, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-6-79
Abstract: The analysis used data from the 2003 Egypt Interim Demographic and Health Survey (EIDHS) that included 8,445 married women aged 15–49, and the 2002 Egypt Service Provision Assessment (ESPA) survey that included 602 facilities offering family planning services. The EIDHS collected latitude and longitude coordinates of all sampled clusters, and the ESPA collected these coordinates for all sampled facilities. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) methods, individual women were linked to a facility located within 10 km of their community. A facility-level index was constructed to reflect the quality of family planning services. Four dimensions of quality of care were examined: counseling, examination room, supply of contraceptive methods, and management. Effects of quality of family planning services on the use of IUD and other contraceptive methods were estimated using multinomial logistic regression. Results are presented as relative risk ratios (RRR) with significance levels (p-values).IUD use among women who obtained their method from public sources was significantly positively associated with quality of family planning services (RRR = 1.36, p < 0.01), independent of distance to the facility, facility type, age, number of living children, education level, household wealth status, and residence. Quality of services related to counseling and examination room had strong positive effects on use of IUD (RRR = 1.61 for counseling and RRR = 1.46 for examination room). Obtaining IUD from a private source or using other contraceptive methods was not associated with quality of services.This study is one among the few that used geographic information to link data from a population-based survey with an independently sampled health facility survey. The findings demonstrate that service quality is an important determinant of use of clinical contraceptive methods in Egypt. Improving quality of family planning services may help further increase use of clinical contraceptive met
A System Dynamics Model for the Evaluation of the Productivity of Knowledge-intensive Services  [PDF]
Alexander Rannacher, Robert Stranzenbach, Flavius Sturm, Susanne Mütze-Niew?hner, Christopher M. Schlick
iBusiness (IB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2013.53B012
Abstract:

This paper presents an approach to develop a system dynamics model for the evaluation of the productivity of knowledge-intensive services. This model is based on the results of a case study as well as on literature research. At first, this paper gives a short introduction about knowledge-intensive services and the system dynamics method. The identified variables as well as their causal relationships will be presented in the following sections. A recapitulation of the findings and a prospect on further research conclude the paper.

Knowledge-intensive business services: a brief overview
Katalin Dobrai,Ferenc Farkas
Perspectives of Innovations, Economics and Business , 2009,
Abstract: In the last decade of the 20th century knowledge has gained importance in the economy. This lead to the emergence of knowledge-based activities: knowledge-intensive organizations, and particularly knowledge-intensive services. These organizations function as external knowledge sources for other organizations. Their performance depends largely on professional knowledge. Since their performance has an impact on the success of their clients, it is important to look at those factors which influence the knowledge transfer between service provider and client organization. Based on theory and empirical research, the paper addresses the specific aspects of knowledge transfer from knowledge-intensive business service organizations to client organizations.
Knowledge-intensive Services in Europe: Does Location Matter?  [PDF]
Mercedes Rodriguez,José A. Camacho
Urbani Izziv , 2012,
Abstract: Knowledge-intensive services (KIS) are assuming an increasing importance in innovation, to such an extent that they have even classified as “key agents” within innovation systems (Fischer, 2001). As one of the major features of KIS is coproduction, location is expected to play a significant role on the effects of KIS on regional innovation systems. The objective of this paper is to examine the relationship between the location of KIS and the innovation performance of the European regions. Starting from the results reached by previous studies: Makun and McPherson (1997) for three New York regions, Muller and Zenker (1998) for five German and French regions, Drejer and Vinding (2003) for Danish urban areas or Simmie and Strambach (2006) for large cities of England and Germany, our aim is to widen the traditional scope of the analysis and evaluate the relationship between location of KIS and innovation performance on an European basis. More concretely we try to show that the spatial concentration of KIS in some regions (and particular in capital cities) contributes to foster innovation. To do so we carry out an exploratory spatial analysis for more than 100 European regions. We take as a proxy for the location of KIS the share of employment in KIS in every region. The results obtained support the hypothesis that KIS exert a positive impact on regional innovation performance, an impact that could spill over into the neighbouring regions.
Measuring and Managing Answer Quality for Online Data-Intensive Services  [PDF]
Jaimie Kelley,Christopher Stewart,Nathaniel Morris,Devesh Tiwari,Yuxiong He,Sameh Elnikety
Computer Science , 2015,
Abstract: Online data-intensive services parallelize query execution across distributed software components. Interactive response time is a priority, so online query executions return answers without waiting for slow running components to finish. However, data from these slow components could lead to better answers. We propose Ubora, an approach to measure the effect of slow running components on the quality of answers. Ubora randomly samples online queries and executes them twice. The first execution elides data from slow components and provides fast online answers; the second execution waits for all components to complete. Ubora uses memoization to speed up mature executions by replaying network messages exchanged between components. Our systems-level implementation works for a wide range of platforms, including Hadoop/Yarn, Apache Lucene, the EasyRec Recommendation Engine, and the OpenEphyra question answering system. Ubora computes answer quality much faster than competing approaches that do not use memoization. With Ubora, we show that answer quality can and should be used to guide online admission control. Our adaptive controller processed 37% more queries than a competing controller guided by the rate of timeouts.
MORTUARY MERGERS AND THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF INTERMENT  [cached]
David O. Whitten
Essays in Economic & Business History , 2001,
Abstract: “Mortuary Mergers and the Internationalization of Interment” is a study ofthe death services industry’s response to a changing market. Throughout the industry and across national borders, independent mortuaries and cemeteries are merging or consolidating. International death services firms are structured much as the automobile, oil, and communications multinationals are. Monopolistic competition is increasingly replaced by national and international oligopoly that may well translate into monopoly in isolated markets and lead to antitrust action and regulation. The study develops the historical roots of the death services industry but concentrates on the revolution underway. The prospects for the industry in the twenty-first century conclude the paper.
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