Business Information Review, 25 (3), 2008 – interesting articles

[Deutscher Titel: Business Information Review, 25 (3), 2008 – interessante Artikel (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Business Information Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, (2008)

Enterprise 2.0 — What’s your game plan?: What, if any, will be the role of the information intermediary? 152-157
Jackie Marfleet

  • Abstract: In a world where organizations are increasingly adopting Enterprise 2.0 technology what, if any, will be the role of the information intermediary? Where can information intermediaries add value in their organizations and how can they ride and harness the wave of new technologies that spring up on a seemingly daily basis? Is this a period of boom or bust?
  • Key Words: enterprise 2.0 • Generation Y • information intermediary • information professional • social networking • social software • Web 2.0
  • DOI (Link): 10.1177/0266382108095037

Valuation of information assets on the balance sheet: The recognition and approaches to the valuation of intangible assets 167-182
Richard M. S. Wilson and Joan A. Stenson

  • Abstract: The perspective taken in this article reflects two particular angles: it adopts an international focus rather than a UK focus — especially with regard to regulatory issues influencing the inclusion of information assets in financial reports; and it recognizes that there are reasons other than meeting statutory/ regulatory requirements which support the recognition (if not always the valuation) of information assets in the management of organizations — commercial and otherwise. The article proceeds by considering the recognition and approaches to the valuation of intangible assets in general, following which it homes in on information assets as a particular category of intangible assets, and concludes with a discussion of the attributes of information that give rise to its value as an asset.
  • Key Words: accounting for intangible assets • asset valuation • information assets
  • DOI (Link): 10.1177/0266382108095039

Demystifying Chinese guanxi networks: Cultivating and sharing of knowledge for business benefit 183-189
Ben Chan

  • Abstract: Guanxi referrals help identify potential business partners. Through guanxi networks, businesses can establish favourable and mutually beneficial relationships vital to business success. Guanxi carries assumed knowledge of trust and facilitates business references. It is the construct of `face’ that underpins this trust. The high degree of trust in guanxi networks facilitates the flow of strategic information and knowledge, further adding value to business. This article illustrates through case studies how guanxi relationships are formed and how knowledge in guanxi networks can benefit business. The case studies are drawn from experiences of three Europe-based Chinese business directors.
  • Key Words: business • Chinese • guanxi • knowledge • networking • social networks • UK
  • DOI (Link): 10.1177/0266382108095042

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