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Excerpt Foreword Asia Pacific represents the most diverse region in the world, with more than fifty different countries, languages, regulations, currencies, and significant cultural nuances.
In addition, it has possessed the fastest-growing economy in the world over the last two decades. In this context, companies doing business in this region must learn to structure their growth and reduce their risks in this complex environment. The rise of shared service organizations over the same period of time has been a key solution to this context.
In the Asia Pacific region, Malaysia has emerged as a major location for operating shared service organizations. The country presents unique attributes, including the coexistence of almost all Asian languages, high-quality education, growing skills, and a strong willingness from the government to attract foreign investments.
This book provides rich insights into the principal aspects of shared service organizations in Asia Pacific, particularly in Malaysia, covering the fundamentals, key frameworks, and new trends.
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The authors are responsible for their content. Before becoming a professor, he managed several projects relating to shared service centers in various parts of the world at a large audit and advisory firm. Besides his current research interest in shared services, he has done research on topics including mergers and acquisitions, knowledge management and the global management of professional service firms.
He has worked in the banking, transport, travel and hospitality industries. Despite specializing in tourism and hospitality management, he often employs his industry experiences in research and teaching. His current areas of focus are luxury businesses and the management of cultural resources. Internal Organization and Governance Planning, Recruiting, and Selecting Talent Career Development and Retention Performance Management in Shared Service Centers Information and Communication Technology Introducing Robotic Process Automation Shifting to More Knowledge-intensive Services Introduction K Thirumaran and Dirk Klimkeit 1.
During the s, businesses rationalized and consolidated their resources more efficiently through better management processes and low-cost production centers Bergeron Besides efficiency, SSCs promise additional benefits to companies.
By moving administrative tasks into a SSC, companies free professionals working in decentralized units from administrative burden, enabling them to move into more strategic activities.
There are, however, significant differences between traditional central functions in a divisionalized corporation and SSCs. A traditional central function decides which services it will provide to the various business units. However, business units receiving the services of a SSC have more ownership and discretion in which services they request.
However, to complete the picture, it needs to be added that SSCs can fall short of fulfilling expectations and can thus create disappointment. Academic research has found many cases where SSCs led to low customer satisfaction, higher-than-expected costs and reductions in service quality.
If set up and managed properly, SSCs can be important building blocks of success in a competitive global economy. Therefore, SSCs must address the abovementioned issues and determine an ideal formula that achieves both efficiency and effectiveness in service provision.
This book offers an attempt to merge, where possible, existing literature with actual industry practices in a dynamic part of the world and to identify divergences between scholarship and the real world.
A total of 23 students and 3 lecturers participated in this intervarsity collaboration program. The students were both undergraduate and graduate students in their final semester of business management degree programs.
The companies visited were BASF, Siemens, Shell, SAP, IBM and one more company that chose not to be mentioned where we had opportunities to gain insights into the operations and understand the various aspects of how these centers are managed. A combination of academic lectures, exercises and experiential industry visits and insights provided our students with an in-depth understanding of the SSC business model.
Following the study tour, the students wrote their research papers, with each focusing on a different aspect relating to the management of an SSC in Singapore or Malaysia.Tips on ECU/APA Style for the Master's Thesis.
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