Abstract: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) face tremendous challenges in their attempt to pursue innovations. Innovation has been considered as a key element for the growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) for a long time. This field of research has been a subject to numerous studies. In Algeria, however, very few researches have dealt with this subject. The aim of this paper is to explore the effects of the organizational, process, product and marketing innovations on the different aspects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) performance.
Abstract: An information infrastructure is part of the overall infrastructure of enterprises. It refers to hardware, software, data management technologies, network and telecommunication technologies and services as well as the staff involved in the management of provided services.
The aim of this article is to elucidate the characteristics of information infrastructure and related issues in the era of digital transformation. In terms of theoretical tasks, this implies defining the concept of "information infrastructure" and identifying opportunities for its development. Practical tasks relate to analyzing some of the problems that a large Bulgarian enterprise is facing in terms of its information infrastructure and proposing methods for assessing the costs of the information infrastructure in the enterprise. Our research focuses on ‘Sparky Eltos’ AD in Lovech and suggests some practical guidelines for analyzing problems and offering adequate solutions.
Abstract: The massive influx of mobile devices over recent years has radically altered ideas about employees’ activity and the dimensions of business. The rapid development of business, mainly through increased staff mobility, has promoted various concepts like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled), etc. This has brought to the fore issues related to ensuring constant staff involvement in the work flow and designing channels for accessing information with no constraints in terms of time, location, or the type of mobile devices used.
At the same time, businesses need to design strategies which ensure a balance between the convenience of using mobile devices and the security and reliability of corporate networks operation.
This paper reviews the essence of the BYOD concept and the benefits it brings to business; it makes a comparison with the CYOD concept and analyses the COPE alternative, its nature and feasible approaches for its implementation.
Abstract: The article focuses on the problems of information security in the clouds from the point of view of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the limitations imposed on them with regard to information technologies. The article discusses organizational and technical protection measures that are relatively easy and cheap enough to be applied by SMEs in relation to cloud security threats.
Abstract: The article deals with the theo
nationalisation. It presents the results of researching the processes of import substitution and export orientation of Russian enterprises, as well as the authors’ ideas about the scientific and methodological approaches to the development of models and stages of business internationalisation at the present stage. The article also explains the sequence of the new phases of transition at the initial stage of expansion on the domestic market and accessing foreign markets.
Abstract: Due to the complex and dynamic situation in commodities markets, Bulgarian industrial enterprises need to apply more flexible and efficient approaches in order to adapt promptly to contemporary challenges. Industrial enterprises seek to demonstrate behaviour which will enable them to maintain and expand their market positions, respond adequately to changes in consumer demand and react to increasing competition. The aim of this article is to examine the market behaviour of Bulgarian industrial enterprises on the basis of theoretical and empirical research and to summarise some of the specific features of this market behaviour.
Abstract: In this article, the author has shared his views on how Enterprise 2.0 is used for solving 4 groups of problems in the company: Marketing in Web 2.0 and working with customers of the company; The relationships with business partners; Personnel management; Managing the knowledge in the company. The author also offers an approach to developing a strategy for implementing Enterprise 2.0 for the needs of the company where the actions are theoretically divided into six phases: analysis of the business processes in the company, research and analysis of the con¬dition of the information systems and technologies, defining the main objectives and activities on developing ICT, delineating the possible means of applying social net¬works in business processes, developing projects for a corporate social network and realizing the new IT strategy for a social corporate network.
Abstract: This paper deals with the accounting interpretation of trade receivables for sales made by enterprises in the course of their business. Their nature, functional role, and meaning for economic entities are described in a systematic aspect. Approaches for improving the current and periodical accounting reporting of trade receivables are suggested and supported with relevant arguments. The focus of attention is on providing up-to-date, comprehensive and detailed information on the discussed subjects of accounting, according to their individual behaviour and differentiation and classification criteria set in advance.
Abstract: This article presents an example of effectively applying the architectural approach to the design of a digital platform to aggregate digital services in an industrial enterprise, based on the case study of an aviation holding company. It reviews options for the further design of IT processes to support digital services provided by a digital platform created with the frameworks Cobit 5 and ITIL 3. The architectural models reviewed in the paper are built using the enterprise architecture modeling language ArchiMate.
Abstract: Firms today focus on the development of long-term customer relationships and seek ways to actively involve customers in the marketing process. Platform enterprises such as Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber are spearheading the efforts in this direction by providing a digital platform enabling multiple stakeholders to engage in and contribute to brand value creation. However, scholarly research to date has not yet addressed the question of how platform enterprises can effectively and efficiently operate the network they build in a global market in order to stimulate co-creation and enhance brand value creation. We integrate Porter’s “diamond” with the dynamic capabilities approach and develop a conceptual framework, which helps us better understand how platform enterprises utilize their capabilities to exploit the “diamond” and build an “ecosystem of partners” while fostering innovation and encouraging brand value co-creation.
Abstract: Business crisis management is extremely important. Underestimating its importance may result in significant losses for owners, or even put an end to the operation of an enterprise. Hence, the unequivocal conclusion that the continuous evolution of knowledge regarding business crisis management is a major prerequisite and a factor encouraging more successful and more sustainable business development. It is a necessary condition for the survival and stabilization of enterprises, therefore enterprises need to design adequate accounting policies, i.e. a defensive accounting policy, within the context of legally regulated conditions regarding the organisation and methodology of accounting reporting for enterprises. Each enterprise undergoing a crisis or depression should define the contents of the separate elements of its defensive accounting policy so that the accounting tools employed, and the practical actions implemented, render this policy an efficient means for managing the economic activity of the enterprise. The aim of this paper is to outline the specific features of business crisis management and its impact on the accounting policy of enterprises.