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Measuring the Readiness of Globalisation: A Metrics Based Approach

Measuring the Readiness of Globalisation: A Metrics Based Approach
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Author(s): Yi-Chen Lan (University of Western Sydney, Australia)and Khaled Md. Khan (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch191
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The aim of this paper is to propose a metrics based conceptual framework for the assessment of enterprise globalisation readiness. The increasing adoption of information technology (IT) has become an imperative enabler for enterprises pursuing globalisation. However, a major concern —how the preparedness of globalisation would be measured —has received little attention from the research community. In order to identify and resolve this missing puzzle in enterprise globalisation, this study is initiated by reviewing the important globalisation issues, followed by the application of a metrics based measurement model. This would provide enterprises an assessment framework for evaluating their global readiness. Our model is based on a hierarchy of globalisation issues with their associated weighting factors. The factors and sub-factors are used to define their strengths weaknesses as in a particular context. The final output of the measurement framework will conclude with a degree of readiness of the globalisation process.

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