Business Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Entrepreneurship 4.0

Business Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Entrepreneurship 4.0

Jose Manuel Saiz-Alvarez (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Release Date: January, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 231
ISBN13: 9781522549789|ISBN10: 1522549781|EISBN13: 9781522549796|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4978-9


This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books within the Business and Management subject area since 2018, providing emerging research on the rise of industry 4.0. Authored by an industry-leading researcher who has published more than 200 publications and research papers on business and entrepreneurship, it is an ideal resource for entrepreneurs, organizations, and researchers.

Business Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Entrepreneurship 4.0 is a critical scholarly resource that examines trends, challenges, and methods involved in business under Industry 4.0, a smart manufacturing strategy. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as data security, innovation techniques, enterprise integration, and network interoperability, this book is geared towards entrepreneurs, organizations, and researchers seeking current information on emerging smart industry technologies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Network Interoperability
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Data Security
  • Enterprise Architecture and Integration
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Innovation Techniques
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Technologies and Factories

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

José Manuel Saiz-Alvarez, PhD, is a full-time research professor at EGADE Business School in Guadalajara (Mexico), and in 2016 he was a visiting professor at the “Eugenio Garza Lagüera” Entrepreneurship Institute, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), where he continues collaborating. Since 2011, he has been a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador) and St Francis Xavier University of Chuquisaca (Bolivia) since 2017. Until December 2015, he was the Academic Director of the Doctorate in Business Sciences, specializing in Entrepreneurship and Family Business, at Nebrija University (Spain), where he supervised more than 70 doctoral theses to PhD students coming from Europe and America. He was also a research professor at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, both in the PhD program in Political Science and Sociology in Madrid (Spain) and Guatemala, as well as in Spain in the Master in Project Management and Management Corporate Social Responsibility. He was also the Director of the Master's Degree in Microcredits and Social Inclusion at the Pontifical University of Salamanca (Spain). Previously, he developed his academic and research activity in different Spanish and foreign universities worldwide. Regarding his working experience in the industry, he worked with the director of international sales at Sogepaq International – Prisa Group, the first multimedia world group in Spanish and Portuguese, established in 23 countries and a leader in education, information, and entertainment. He has also worked as a tax and financial advisor for several family companies and as a freelance investor on the stock exchange. He has also been a regular collaborator in Gestiona Radio, the leading economic multimedia group in Spain, formed by Gestiona Radio, Diario Digital ¡Qué!, Capital Magazine and and has collaborated with professional magazines, newspapers, and television in different countries around the world. Concerning his scientific research, translated into five languages, he has published more than 200 publications, among papers, monographs, and book chapters about the labor market, outsourcing, entrepreneurship, and family business, most of them listed at ORCID. Dr. Saiz-Alvarez is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics and has published books and book chapters in Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, IGI Global, Nova Science Publishers, Palgrave MacMillan, Springer, Thomson-Reuters-Aranzadi, and Taylor & Francis. Among journals that can be cited are the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia, Revista de Economía Mundial, Economía Industrial, Papeles de Economía Española, CIRIEC-España and Revista de Economía Pública, Social y Cooperativa. Also, he is a member of editorial boards and scientific committees of European, American, and Asian refereed and indexed journals. He is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) team in Jalisco, Mexico, and has been invited to the Tecnologico de Monterrey’s Academic Leader Program to give seminars, specialized workshops, and lectures in Querétaro (2009 and 2012) and Irapuato (2016). He holds a diploma of recognition from the Chamber of Representatives of Puerto Rico and is awarded an honorary recognition by the Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania). Also, he was an honorary professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Institute of Social Innovation BOSTAN (Turkey), and of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Postgraduate System of the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador). He is officially accredited in Spain by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and is a member of the Academy of Strategic Management, European Association of Labor Economists, European Economic Association, and the Latin American Studies Association. Finally, he helps numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs), both civil and religious (Catholic Church), in different countries to fight against poverty and social inequality, including KIVA, the largest microcredit organization in the world, whereas a non-profit lender, he has benefited many micro-entrepreneurs from 65 emerging and developing countries. Dr. Saiz Álvarez is PhD in Political Science and Sociology (2002), Pontifical University of Salamanca (Spain) and PhD in Economic and Business Sciences (1998), Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). He has some postdoctoral courses at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Tallinn University (Estonia) and Royal College Complutense-Harvard University (USA). He is in the Who's Who in the World since 2011.