Performance Management and Innovative Human Resource Training Through Flexible Production Systems Aimed at Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs

The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. XIII, No. 4, October 2015, pp. 29-42

17 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2016 Last revised: 4 Sep 2019

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Nunzio Casalino

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi - LUISS Business School; Guglielmo Marconi University

Maurizio Cavallari

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan

Marco De Marco

Università Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO)

Maria Ferrara

Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”

Mauro Gatti

Università La Sapienza

Cecilia Rossignoli

University of Verona

Date Written: October 5, 2015

Abstract

In the current knowledge economy, companies need to develop competitive advantages based on an adequate and intensive use of innovation processes and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that are becoming essential elements of business success in today’s European market. The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the benefits of online training on automation and innovation fields and try to explain their organizational impact on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Besides, it tries to understand the main barriers to SMEs with respect to the realization of their innovative potential and their capacity to improve internal processes by ICT adoption and organizational change. They are becoming particularly important for achieving greater productivity, lower operational costs, and higher revenues (usually characterized by reduced access to external finance, unavailability of wider distribution channels, low internationalization, etc.). The goal of the paper is also to synthesize the experience and the benefits of e learning and of a specific professional environment in the training process. The described project provides training contents to enhance the participants’ background and some innovative simulations to improve effectively the specialized knowledge of the employees on industrial automation systems.

Suggested Citation

Casalino, Nunzio and Cavallari, Maurizio and Marco, Marco De and Ferrara, Maria and Gatti, Mauro and Rossignoli, Cecilia, Performance Management and Innovative Human Resource Training Through Flexible Production Systems Aimed at Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs (October 5, 2015). The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. XIII, No. 4, October 2015, pp. 29-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711180

Nunzio Casalino (Contact Author)

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi - LUISS Business School ( email )

Rome, RM
Italy

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Maurizio Cavallari

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan ( email )

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Milan, MI 20123
Italy

Marco De Marco

Università Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO) ( email )

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 39
Rome, 00186
Italy

Maria Ferrara

Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” ( email )

Naples
Italy

Mauro Gatti

Università La Sapienza ( email )

Rome
Italy

Cecilia Rossignoli

University of Verona ( email )

Via dell'Artigliere, 8
Verona, 37129
Italy

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