Innovations, Projects, Challenges and Changes in A Digital World

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

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Keleti Károly Faculty of Business and Management, Óbuda University, 1034 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: financial culture; corporate financing; investment funding; project management; project financing
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Keleti Károly Faculty of Business and Management, Óbuda University, 1034 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: competitiveness; crisis and change management; innovation management; globalization and national economic policies; organizational development
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Dear Colleagues,

The digitalised and rapidly changing world of the 21st century requires many new competences, skills and knowledge elements. Adapting to change and the changing environment requires new and innovative responses from individuals and businesses alike. Meeting these challenges will require significant innovation and new knowledge and experience. The ability to learn from each other and to collaborate, which requires an agile, open-minded approach, has been valued to an unprecedented extent. The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for peer learning through papers that are useful at the academic, individual and corporate levels for the promotion, effective management and successful implementation of innovations. We see this area as a special project that, due to its novelty, will shed light on new aspects ranging from change management, digital and financial awareness to risk management, in order to explore as broadly as possible the related areas.

Dr. Ágnes Csiszárik-Kocsir
Dr. János Varga
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • innovation
  • change management
  • project management
  • project orientation
  • digitalization
  • digital consciousness
  • financial awareness
  • risk management

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Enhancing the Competitiveness of AI Technology-Based Startups in the Digital Era
Adm. Sci. 2024, 14(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci14010006 - 21 Dec 2023
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) startups possess four key attributes; being small enterprises, adopting AI technology, undergoing digital transformation, and using big data systems to enhance their competitiveness. This study aims to identify the key influencing factors needed to enhance the competitiveness of AI technology-based [...] Read more.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) startups possess four key attributes; being small enterprises, adopting AI technology, undergoing digital transformation, and using big data systems to enhance their competitiveness. This study aims to identify the key influencing factors needed to enhance the competitiveness of AI technology-based startups and to suggest a decision-making model to improve the technology and business competitiveness of AI startups in the digital era. To achieve this, the hierarchy concept framework was built with four evaluation areas based on the mechanism-based view theory, and the 16 evaluation factors that can influence were identified through existing literature, combining factors related to the digital transformation, technological application, and business competitiveness of the startups. These factors were analyzed using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) by the survey, targeting experts in South Korea. The analysis results indicate that the subject area was the most crucial for the business competitiveness of AI startups. It was also revealed that the subject’s strategic mind is the most significant factor to AI startups’ success. In the case of two control groups, categorized as ‘AI experts’ and ‘startup experts’, AI experts chose the subject as the most important area, whereas startup experts selected the environment, and significant differences were observed in all other factors. The results of this study will provide implications for strengthening the business competitiveness of AI startups and factors important for the growth of AI startups in this era. Full article
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Reciprocal Influence between Digital Emotional Intelligence and Agile Mindset in an Agile Environment
Adm. Sci. 2023, 13(11), 228; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13110228 - 25 Oct 2023
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In today’s digital era, where communication is primarily conducted using computers and other technological devices, an agile mindset is not enough to be sustainable. Given the significant influence of human behaviour in agile environments, it is common for emotions to come into play [...] Read more.
In today’s digital era, where communication is primarily conducted using computers and other technological devices, an agile mindset is not enough to be sustainable. Given the significant influence of human behaviour in agile environments, it is common for emotions to come into play among team members, particularly when they seek to assert their opinions or perspectives. Having digital emotional intelligence (DEQ) is crucial for agile team members in the current digital age, as it allows them to comprehend the emotions of their fellow team members using digital tools and technologies. This study focused on determining the reciprocal influence for team members between DEQ and an agile mindset in an agile environment. Qualitative research was implemented using semi-structured interviews. The identified participants were industry agnostic and were the team members working in agile projects, transitioning to agile and working in hybrid projects. The findings revealed that the intersection of agile mindset and DEQ is self-awareness. Self-awareness includes psychological empowerment, communication and collaboration, and respect. Possessing an agile mindset and DEQ in an agile environment has advantages, including improved virtual collaboration, faster adaptation to new technologies, better management of digital distractions, enhanced customer focus in digital channels, and improved data literacy. Full article
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