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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 153 - May 2021): GBP - Business and Economics
100+ Management Models: How to Understand and Apply the World's Most Powerful Business Tools by Trompenaars Fons
Publication Date: 2020-11-02
Description: Fashions in business thinking change abruptly, and a wide range of management theories has been developed in an attempt to codify the shifting components of business theory. Hundreds of models have emerged to track, measure and forecast business solutions, but many of them have been buried in academic journals or are explained in such theoretical terms that they are all but useless for busy practitioners. 100+ Management Models: How to understand and apply the world’s most powerful business tools gives an overview of each of the most important of these models in eight categories: sustainability, innovation, strategy, diversity, customers, human resources, benchmarking and leadership. The ninth section of the book covers the most powerful models for implementation in business. Each of the 100 models is analysed consistently with: • A tailor-made illustration of the essence of the model, as an adaptation or interpretation of the original academic source; • A problem statement, explaining what the model is designed to do; • Explanation of the essence of the model, describing what the model is about; • General and specific guidelines on how to use the model; • Identification of typical results when the model is applied; • Comments on the limitations of the model; • A list of the three most useful academic references for the model. Each section closes with reflections on the key dilemmas that tend to emerge in each category. 100+ Management Models: How to understand and apply the world’s most powerful business tools is an essential resource for managers at all levels of their careers.
21 Lessons Learned in Sales Management by Ted Kulawiak
Publication Date: 2020-05-27
Description: AUTHOR TED KULAWIAK PRESENTS a unique approach for improving sales management skills. Based on his long, high-profile career in sales, sales training, and sales management, each lesson is illustrated using Ted's personal experiences, developed through individual stories, along with current relevant sales management situational examples, each emphasizing a critical managerial skill set. The concepts presented here will form a solid foundation for any manager, although the main topic of the book is sales management. Ted Kulawiak holds a BS in journalism from Northern Illinois University, and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. After teaching graduate level classes in sales and advertising management for six years at Keller, Ted earned an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame. He held senior sales management and training positions in the advertising and media sales industry, selling television, direct mail, outdoor, and newspaper advertising space over the course of 25 years, the majority of which he spent working for the 3M Company. Since then, Ted has enjoyed an 18-year career in higher education, currently as the president of Ted Kaye Sales and Enrollment Management Training based in Austin, Texas. Previously he was the vice president of enrollment at Westminster College in Missouri, as well as at Bisk Education, an online program management company in Florida, and at DeVry, Inc., in Illinois where he led the online admissions efforts for DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, and Chamberlain College of Nursing. Ted is an avid sports enthusiast, has coached youth ice hockey, and enjoys hacking around the golf course whenever possible.
3D Management, an Integral Theory for Organisations in the Vanguard of Evolution by Robledo Marco A.
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Description: If organisations are not working as well as they could, it is because they are still being managed by obsolete principles rooted in the Industrial Age. Until now, management has been a very one-dimensional discipline, in which only profits mattered. Having eyes fixed squarely upon the bottom line has endangered the planet, increased inequality, and disengaged employees. It is an unsustainable situation that calls for the radical redesign of management philosophical foundations.
This book shows how to liberate organisations from the constraining assumptions and structures that hold them back, and how to build more conscious, humane, efficacious, and responsible forms of enterprise.
3D Management is an application of Ken Wilber’s ground-breaking Integral Theory that embodies the next stage of management evolution: smarter, nimbler, wiser, fairer, and fitter for the forthcoming metamodern times.
This disruptive theory denies the imperialism of the bottom line and replaces it with a harmonic triumvirate that takes profit, people, planet, and purpose into account equally. An integral organisation is made up of three fundamental and irreducible dimensions: science, arts, and ethics, which refer respectively to the techno-economical, developmental, and moral aspects of organisational reality. These three aspects are woven together into an essential unit by the spiritual dimension, which strives for unity and meaning. 3D Management is a summum bonum of these four key dimensions to achieve sustainable excellence, spur organisational development, and create radically engaging workplaces, as well as making a better world.
The text features more than 60 vanguard organisations, harbingers of the teal consciousness that will define the future of management.
“One thing is certain: the more a truly integral business catches on, the more whole and fulfilled that humanity’s future will be. And 3D Management will have helped pave the way.” (from Ken Wilber’s foreword)
7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System by Lutchman Chitram
Publication Date: 20021-03-31
Description: Developing and maintaining a disciplined management system provides any organization with a blueprint for exceptional performance and success. Indeed, for larger multinational corporations, a management system is a critical component for sustainable growth and performance management. In this book, the authors discuss a series of fundamentals for creating an operationally excellent management system (OEMS). The book also examines the business performance impact of an OEMS across leading gas and oil organizations, such as Exxon Mobil, BP, Suncor, and Chevron.
In 7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System, the authors discuss each fundamental in detail and provide the supporting training and workshop materials that are essential for integrating these fundamentals into the business processes of the organization. The seven fundamentals identified by the authors provide a sequential approach for developing and executing an OEMS across any organization. Integrating sound organizational and business practices with personnel and process safety management principles, the book is an invaluable resource for organizations seeking operational discipline and excellence.
Well-supported with graphics and practical examples, the book provides a simple pathway for an organization to evolve its management system into an OEMS designed to reduce workplace incidents and improve business performance on a sustainable basis. The management system principles discussed in the book are intended for the business leader who is motivated to transition his or her organization from ordinary, through best in class, to an organization of world-class stature and performance.
A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management by Ann L. Cunliffe
Publication Date: 2021-05-10
Description: Conceived by Chris Grey, SAGE's ′A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series shies away from the sterility of conventional textbooks, offering students an informal and accessible overview of the field which challenges the traditional literature.A bestseller from the series, this new edition of A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management by internationally renowned academic Ann L. Cunliffe has been updated to reflect current research. With inclusion of more international examples and coverage of ethical management, new ways of working and recent successes and failures in leadership in relation to the Covid pandemic, this book will stretch, surprise and reward business and management students at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.
A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Theory by Todd Bridgman; Stephen Cummings
Publication Date: 2021-01-14
Description: Conceived by Chris Grey, the Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap series offers an antidote to conventional textbooks. Each book takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.In Management Theory, Todd Bridgman and Stephen Cummings uncover enduring myths about famous theorists, from Adam Smith and Max Weber to Frederick Taylor, Mary Parker Follett, Abraham Maslow and Kurt Lewin. By exploring how these myths became cast as the foundations of management, this accessible and engaging book generates new ways of thinking about what management could be today and in the future.
Active Operations Management by Neil Bentley
Publication Date: 2021-01-26
Description: This is a practical guide for managers in Service Operations to help them to improve the performance of their operation by using the Active Operations Management (AOM) method, developed by the authors. AOM is a unique blend of the human and technical sides of performance improvement. On the one hand it offers a practical guide to planning and managing workers time in order to optimize the delivery of targets for cost, quality and service. On the other hand it provides insight into human motivation and behaviour that are critical to delivering performance improvement changes that will last. This is a practical 'how to' book rather than a theoretical tome, aimed at demystifying management theory, debunking unhelpful jargon and helping managers apply techniques directly to their own working environment. In a complex and rapidly changing world, the last thing managers need is internal complexity in the way they manage the delivery of service to customers. Simplifying the management of operations is essential if organizations are to be agile enough to adapt, survive and thrive in the modern economy.
Adaptable Project Management - a Combination of Agile and Project Management for All (PM4A) by Colin Bentley
Publication Date: 2020-08-25
Description: Adaptable Project Management - A combination of Agile and Project Management for All (PM4A) Project management skills continue to be desired by employers, and those with qualifications can often demand a higher salary. Project managers are valued for their flexibility, agility and, increasingly, ability to align with the strategic goals of the business as project management moves from being a specialist discipline in software environments to a general business skill. Adaptable Project Management - A combination of Agile and Project Management for All (PM4A) dispels the myth that Agile approaches to project management can only be used for software development. It also recognises that there are both benefits and drawbacks to all project management methodologies. Following detailed analysis of Agile practices and the traditional waterfall approach, author Colin Bentley proposes a new method of project management using principles that focus on PM4A (project management for all). Adaptable Project Management: Enables readers to understand how to approach projects where the full requirements are not known at the outset; Gives advice on how to combine the benefits of Agile and waterfall project management methodologies for successful project implementation; Helps readers take a thorough approach to risk management; and Provides a universal approach to project management, making sure that it is accessible for multiple industries and not wedded to software development practices. Project managers, IT managers, consultants and other senior managers trying to develop a project management approach suitable for their organisation, or those employees expected to take on project management or 'client/product owner' roles without any briefing or other support will find this book extremely valuable. It will also benefit any readers doing a project assurance review for the first time, as well as Agile users who want to know how to fill the gaps in their current method, such as quality and risk management. Buy this book today for a universal and successful approach to project management!
Agribusiness Management by Freddie L. Barnard; John C. Foltz; Elizabeth A. Yeager; Brady Brewer
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Description: "This sixth edition of Agribusiness Management provides students and managers with a fundamental understanding of the key concepts needed to successfully manage agribusinesses in a rapidly changing, high-tech, consumer-oriented, and uncertain world. The text uses four specific approaches to help readers develop and enhance their capabilities as agribusiness managers. First, it offers a contemporary focus that reflects the issues that agribusiness managers face today and are likely to face tomorrow. Second, the book presents conceptual material in a pragmatic way with illustrations and examples that will help the reader understand how a specific concept works in practice. Third, the book has a decision-making emphasis, providing contemporary tools that readers will find useful when making decisions in the contemporary business environment. Finally, Agribusiness Management offers a pertinent set of discussion questions and case studies that will allow the reader to apply the material covered in real-world situations. This edition has been updated throughout with new examples and data, as well as additional material on succession planning and managing human resources. This book is an ideal text for all courses on management in the agribusiness industry. The work is fully supported by a Companion Website which provides users with additional materials such as multiple choice questions, discussion questions, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. Freddie L. Barnard is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, USA. John Foltz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State University, USA. Elizabeth A. Yeager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, USA. Brady Brewer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, USA"--
An Emerald Guide to Managing Residential Property: The Property Investors Management Handbook - Revised Edition 2020 by Watson David
Publication Date: 2020-07-23
Description: The Property Investors Management Handbook, Revised Edition, revises and updates the previous edition in the light of ongoing changes in the law and also practice, specifically changes to tax regimes and also how to take advantage of investment opportunities.
An Introduction to Computational Risk Management of Equity-Linked Insurance by Feng Runhuan
Publication Date: 2020-12-18
Description: The quantitative modeling of complex systems of interacting risks is a fairly recent development in the financial and insurance industries. Over the past decades, there has been tremendous innovation and development in the actuarial field. In addition to undertaking mortality and longevity risks in traditional life and annuity products, insurers face unprecedented financial risks since the introduction of equity-linking insurance in 1960s. As the industry moves into the new territory of managing many intertwined financial and insurance risks, non-traditional problems and challenges arise, presenting great opportunities for technology development.
Today's computational power and technology make it possible for the life insurance industry to develop highly sophisticated models, which were impossible just a decade ago. Nonetheless, as more industrial practices and regulations move towards dependence on stochastic models, the demand for computational power continues to grow. While the industry continues to rely heavily on hardware innovations, trying to make brute force methods faster and more palatable, we are approaching a crossroads about how to proceed. An Introduction to Computational Risk Management of Equity-Linked Insurance provides a resource for students and entry-level professionals to understand the fundamentals of industrial modeling practice, but also to give a glimpse of software methodologies for modeling and computational efficiency.
Provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to quantitative risk management of equity-linked insurance with exercises and programming samples
Includes a collection of mathematical formulations of risk management problems presenting opportunities and challenges to applied mathematicians
Summarizes state-of-arts computational techniques for risk management professionals
Bridges the gap between the latest developments in finance and actuarial literature and the practice of risk management for investment-combined life insurance
Gives a comprehensive review of both Monte Carlo simulation methods and non-simulation numerical methods
Runhuan Feng is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Director of Actuarial Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. He is a Helen Corley Petit Professorial Scholar and the State Farm Companies Foundation Scholar in Actuarial Science. Runhuan received a Ph.D. degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Prior to joining Illinois, he held a tenure-track position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was named a Research Fellow.
Runhuan received numerous grants and research contracts from the Actuarial Foundation and the Society of Actuaries in the past. He has published a series of papers on top-tier actuarial and applied probability journals on stochastic analytic approaches in risk theory and quantitative risk management of equity-linked insurance. Over the recent years, he has dedicated his efforts to developing computational methods for managing market innovations in areas of investment combined insurance and retirement planning.
Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management by Michael Armstrong
Publication Date: 2020-12-29
Description: Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management is a complete guide to integrating HR strategies with wider organizational goals and objectives approaches to achieve sustained competitive advantage. Supported by key learning summaries, source reviews and practical real-life examples from organizations including UNICEF and General Motors (GM), it provides coverage of HRM strategies in key areas of the function such as employee engagement, talent management and learning and development, as well as strategic HRM approaches in an international context. This fully revised seventh edition of Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management contains new chapters on evidence-based strategic HRM, employee wellbeing strategies and HR analytics, as well as additional case studies and updated wider content to reflect the latest research and thinking. It remains an indispensable resource for both professionals and those studying HR qualifications, including undergraduate and masters degrees and the CIPD's advanced level qualifications. Online supporting resources include lecture slides and comprehensive handbooks for lecturers and students which include self-assessment questions, case study exercises, and a glossary and literature review.
Art and Science of Management in the Digital Era by R.P. Banerjee
Publication Date: 2020-10-07
Description: A manager needs to perform the role of a leader, a consumer, a buyer, a maker, a worker, a messenger, an advisor and a guide to all other stakeholders in a business setting. Though the fundamentals of management are eternally same in nature, the learners and practicing managers should continuously sensitize themselves with the fundamentals in view of the changing times and circumstances. This book aims to be a guiding handbook for emerging and practicing managers in the ever-changing corporate world. Going beyond explaining just the basics of management, this book will help the readers understand the art of practicing management.
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management by Nir Kshetri
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
Description: Blockchain and Supply Chain Management combines discussions of blockchain and supply chains, linking technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, satellite imagery, and machine vision. The book examines blockchain's basic concepts, relevant theories, and its roles in meeting key supply chain objectives. The book addresses problems related to inefficiency, opacity, and fraud, helping the digitization process, simplifying the value creation process, and facilitating collaboration. The book is balanced between blockchain and supply chain application and theory, covering the latest technological, organizational and regulatory developments in blockchain from a supply chain perspective. The book discusses the opportunities, barriers, and enablers of blockchain in supply chain policy, along with legal and ethical implications. Supply chain management faces massive disruption with the dynamic changes in global trade, the impact of Covid-19, and technological innovation. Entire industries are also being transformed by blockchain, with some of the most promising applications in supply chain management.
Brand Management by Emmanuel Mogaji
Publication Date: 2021-04-03
Description: Branding is an increasingly important part of business strategy for all types of businesses, including start-ups, SMEs, NGOs, and large corporations. This textbook provides an introduction to brand management that can be applied to all these types of organizations. Using story-telling to guide the reader through the main concepts, theories and emerging issues, it offers a theoretical and applied perspective to brand management. Highlighting the relationship between different brand concepts, this textbook explores the role of branding from both a corporate and a consumer perspective and highlights implications for employability and future career options. With case studies, activities, learning objectives and online resources for lecturers, this book is an ideal accompaniment for undergraduates, post graduates or students who have never studied branding before. Written in an approachable way, it gives readers the basics, allowing them to enhance their understanding of the core topics and advance their study further.
Brand Management by Michael Beverland
Publication Date: 2021-04-12
Description: Presenting the basics of brand management, the book provides both a theoretical and practical guide to brands, placing emphasis on the theory that the consumer is a co-creator in a brand′s identity.In a world in which social media and inclusive digital platforms have increased customer engagement, the role of brands and branding has changed. The line between the producer and the consumer has become blurred; consumers are no longer the recipients of brand identity, but the co-creators, playing a significant role in shaping new products and systems.Case studies include the Canterbury Crusaders, KVD Beauty, Kodak, Yamaha, Ottobock and Holland′s rebrand as The Netherlands.
Building a Risk Management System by Andrew Sheves
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Description: Andrew Sheves is a risk, crisis, and security manager with over 25 years of experience managing risk in the commercial sector and in government. He has provided risk, security, and crisis management support worldwide to clients ranging from Fortune Five oil and gas firms, pharmaceutical majors and banks to NGOs, schools and high net worth individuals. This has allowed him to work at every stage of the risk management cycle from the field to the boardroom. During this time, Andrew has been involved in the response to a range of major incidents including offshore blowout, terrorism, civil unrest, pipeline spill, cyber attack, coup d'etat, and kidnapping.Andrew has distilled these experiences down to first principles to develop the KISS Risk Management framework, a straightforward, effective and robust approach to risk management. This aims to make high-quality risk management tools, resources, and training accessible to as many people as possible, particularly those starting out in the field of risk. He has also developed the dcdr.io risk management software platform and several online assessment tools to complement the KISS framework.Andrew has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester Univerity and has written articles for several publications including the RUSI Journal, ASIS Security Manager Managzine and the International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin.
Business Continuity Management by James Crask
Publication Date: 2021-04-27
Description: Implement practical solutions in business continuity management and organizational resilience guided by international best practice from ISO 22301:2019. Business continuity management and resilience are critical to maintaining a healthy business, but many organizations either do nothing (leaving themselves exposed to disruption), take short cuts (leaving major gaps) or fail to properly engage senior stakeholders. This book is a straightforward guide to delivering an effective business continuity capability, including practical solutions built from the author's personal experience managing hundreds of projects in a variety of business settings. Business Continuity Management compares incident management, crisis response and business continuity and how to explain their importance to senior decision makers to ensure appropriate investment. Readers will benefit from case studies of organizational crises and disruptions, including Home Depot, Nissan, RBS, Facebook, Equifax and KFC, and an exploration of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. With key performance indicators, templates and checklists covering planning, response, reporting and assurance, this book is the essential reference for business continuity and resilience which can be tailored to any organization.
Business Process Management: A Concise Study by Kelkar S. A.
Publication Date: 2021-03-01
Description: Business Process Management (BPM) is about managing all the work that is necessary for delivering an end product or service.
This book is well-suited for teaching an academic course as a part of a final year Bachelor and Master Degree programs in ITC, Management, and also, other related disciplines. It can also be used for conducting an equivalent training programme for in-house professionals. Although no book can be a substitute for the wide and varied experience of an instructor, this book will help the instructor to concentrate on teaching rather than worrying about creating the teaching material and assembling the student material. In view of the likely differences in background of the readers, some material has been placed into appendices to enable them to read on a need to know basis.
Besides, this book, in its present form, is equally useful for the professionals, who wish to grasp the essentials of BPM without attending a formal instructional course.
Chapters are appropriately organized as per the process life cycle
Written in bullet format for easy grasping
Comprises theory and its applications systematically
Emphasizes relevant deployment issues
Separate chapter on Performance Monitoring
Highly illustrative with diagrams and sketches
Separate appendix on BPMS
ME (Computer Science/ Engineering/Technology)
MBA (Information Systems)
Business Relationship Management: Relationship Management Is the Solution for Getting to Know Your Customers and Developing Your Business by Robbie wheeler
Publication Date: 2020-11-15
Description: Competition in business is very stiff with every business trying to earn a good share of the market. The number of customers the business has determined its success in meeting its goals. With businesses coming up and leaving the market, organizations have had to advance their strategies for enhancing their business relations. There are different stakeholders in businesses that play key roles in the success of the business. Running a business requires input from different persons and organizations. A business can't exist in isolation as it needs its customers, suppliers, investors, the community, and the government. Do you have a business and have been lost at how to make it in the market? Making connections with the right persons is the answer. In this book, you will attain skills and knowledge in enhancing your business with the right relationship.
Can Your Family Wealth Management Plan Pass the 360° Stress Test? by Kevin Ellman; Paul Miller
Publication Date: 2021-02-25
Description: Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. It is not surprising, therefore, that many founders of family businesses want the fruits of their labor to survive and continue to grow for generations to come.For families of wealth, the set up and maintenance of a successful Wealth Preservation, Transfer and Succession Plan often involves complex elements and techniques that require advanced planning and proper tool implementation by a broad team of professionals. Unfortunately, a critical factor that Families of Wealth often overlook in this process is having a 360° Family Wealth Manager oversee and coordinate their diverse cast of professionals, frequently including lawyers, accountants, stockbrokers, insurance agents and bankers. This lack of oversight and coordination by a 360° Family Wealth Manager can result in unintended but severe consequences. Throughout this book, Kevin Ellman, CFP and Paul Miller, Family Wealth Managers, use a combination of case studies, and in-depth examination of the various planning tools, strategies, and techniques, that can be employed to help reduce or even eliminate the potential damaging effects of poor Wealth Preservation and Transfer Planning.In their view, Kevin and Paul believe that 360° Family Wealth Management provides the best opportunity for implementing and maintaining a successful Family Wealth Management Plan. Can Your Family Wealth Management Plan Pass The 360° STRESS TEST?
Competitive Business Management by Brondoni Silvio M.
Publication Date: 2020-0-14
Description: The growth of global corporations has led to the development of new business strategies whose complexity and configuration rest on corporate networks; corporate cross-culture and intangible corporate and product assets. In global markets, corporations compete in a competitive marketspace dimension, in other words, competitive boundaries in which space is not a stable element of the decision-making process, but a competitive factor whose complexity depends on markets increasingly characterized by time-based competition and over-supply. In view of today's fierce competition from US and Southeast Asian corporations, this book highlights global business development policies based on innovation, sustainability and intangible assets.
The book assesses competitive business management from a global perspective, examining business development policies linked to the profitability of global firms. It forces readers to actively think through the most fundamental policies developed by global firms in the current competitive landscape and provides answers to questions such as: What are the new drivers of global capitalism?; How do global businesses deal with new local nationalism?; Which governance systems and behavioural norms qualify global businesses?; What are the main business policies that characterize competitive business management in a global competition perspective?
Competitive Business Management neatly explains the global business management domain and helps readers to gain an understanding of global development business policies.
Contemporary Developments in Green Human Resource Management Research by Renwick Douglas W. S.
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Description: This book examines a new topic in Human Resource Management (HRM), green - or environmental - HRM, analysing the role humans play in environmental management at work and environmental behaviours at workplaces around the world.
The book begins with a focus on negative workplace green behaviours (e.g. toxic chemical leaks, air pollution, contaminated waste etc.), and what such environmental problems mean for workers, managers and society as a whole.
This book outlines relevant, underpinning academic theory and research literature on how HRM is 'going green', and details real-life organisational examples derived from original and secondary empirical research to illuminate the implications of adopting Green HRM practices for relevant stakeholders. In doing so, the book offers a new, academic contribution to both the HRM and environmental management literatures.
Cost Management and Its Interplay with Business Strategy and Context by Oldman Alf
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Description: First published in 1999. This text aims to consider how the financial controller/management accountant decides to design a cost management system given the range of approaches to cost managment advocated in recent years. The book reports on research which tested the relationship between cost management systems adopted and the strategic orientation of the company, through five detailed case studies of well-known and named companies. The case studies trace the developments in each company through time.
Cross-Cultural Management by David C. Thomas; J. H. "Kerr" Inkson
Publication Date: 2021-02-23
Description: Cross-Cultural Management: An Introduction offers students a hands-on approach to cross-cultural management that they can apply to a wide variety of organizational contexts. Rather than focusing on specific countries, authors David C. Thomas and Kerr Inkson highlight the interactions of people from different cultures in organizational settings to provide students with practical applications of concepts in international management. Real-world examples and case studies help students understand and integrate differences between attitudes, values, beliefs, and assumptions so that they can thrive as managers.
Customer Relationship Management by Lori A. Smith; Barker & Jules (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-03-11
Cyber Security Management by Trim Peter R.J.
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Description: Cyber Security Management: A Governance, Risk and Compliance Framework by Peter Trim and Yang-Im Lee has been written for a wide audience. Derived from research, it places security management in a holistic context and outlines how the strategic marketing approach can be used to underpin cyber security in partnership arrangements. The book is unique because it integrates material that is of a highly specialized nature but which can be interpreted by those with a non-specialist background in the area. Indeed, those with a limited knowledge of cyber security will be able to develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject and will be guided into devising and implementing relevant policy, systems and procedures that make the organization better able to withstand the increasingly sophisticated forms of cyber attack. The book includes a sequence-of-events model; an organizational governance framework; a business continuity management planning framework; a multi-cultural communication model; a cyber security management model and strategic management framework; an integrated governance mechanism; an integrated resilience management model; an integrated management model and system; a communication risk management strategy; and recommendations for counteracting a range of cyber threats. Cyber Security Management: A Governance, Risk and Compliance Framework simplifies complex material and provides a multi-disciplinary perspective and an explanation and interpretation of how managers can manage cyber threats in a pro-active manner and work towards counteracting cyber threats both now and in the future.
Diversity Management and Discrimination by Wrench John
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Description: What can diversity management offer those concerned with ethnic inequality, racial discrimination, and issues of social and economic inclusion and exclusion? In this book John Wrench traces the emergence of diversity management in the US in the late 1980s, and explores its subsequent development in Europe. He outlines the various critiques of diversity management that have been suggested both by academics and equality activists and highlights recent issues and trends that should be monitored by those concerned with racial and ethnic equality in employment. In particular, Wrench examines whether diversity management can be seen as a ’soft option’ in terms of combating racism and discrimination, or instead, a new way of mainstreaming anti-discrimination measures. He also addresses the important question of whether the development of diversity management in Europe will follow a relatively uniform trajectory because of common demographic, economic and market pressures, or whether the historical, cultural and institutional differences which exist between EU countries, and between the EU and the US, will have a determining impact on the adoption, content and operation of this particular management practice.
Diversity Management in Places and Times of Tensions by Helena Desivilya Syna
Publication Date: 2021-01-22
Description: This book focuses on managing diversity in regions and times of political tensions. Using Israel as an example, the author investigates diversity management in the socio-political context of a protracted national conflict - an area that remains largely unexplored. Featuring the voices of different protagonists, as well as case studies, the book draws on an intersection between social psychological perspectives and critical sociological theories. This integrative conceptual approach mirrors the professional development of the author, who throughout her career has sought to unravel the enigma of complex human interpersonal and intergroup relations using a multifocal and interdisciplinary lens. This book underlines the need for interdisciplinary work, flexible approaches in dealing with the complexities of human relations and social structures, and an interface between research and practice.
E-Commerce Management by MonicaFaye Hall
Publication Date: 2021-03-12
Description: E-Commerce Management-A Simplified Guide to Manage Your Online Retail Store Successfully is genuinely an easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to run a successful e-commerce store. The author shares the triumphant journey to navigate every caveat of e-commerce management. They are sharing highs and lows, as well as how to overcome the stumbling blocks. This collection of 15 plus years of e-commerce information will assist any entrepreneur starting the e-commerce sector journey or an up-and-coming e-commerce manager navigate the online retail space.
Economics and Management in the Biopharmaceutical Industry in the USA by Kim Rachel
Publication Date: 2020-09-30
Description: From a managerial perspective, the biopharmaceutical industry represents a competitive, fast-changing, intellectually-powered, innovation-driven sector. Many management scholars have studied this discontinuous era to make sense of strategic behavior and the cognition of firms and top managers. A past look at the biopharmaceutical industry provides answers to questions that most managers have. For example, what options do you have and what actions do you take when new firms enter your industry? In the 1970s, new biotechnology firms, funded by venture capitalists, appeared in the pharmaceutical industry with new knowledge. Successful pharmaceutical firms decided to collaborate with the new entrants and forge relationships to develop and create new, biotechnology engineered drugs. Thus, the addition of new biotechnology firms ushered in a new business model based on strategic alliances. Strategic alliances have now become an industrial norm called open innovation.
The author looks at the historical path of the biopharmaceutical industry, particularly in the United States. While the pharmaceutical industry's main contributions to society are substantial, there are pressing challenges the industry must face, such as an increase in infectious disease outbreaks or the global aging population, which require new types of care, additionally, mental health care and prescription painkiller addiction are persistent issues with economic repercussions to both federal and local governments.
This book presents a holistic view of the biopharmaceutical industry, putting it in a historical context. It will best serve those who are eager to learn about this dynamic, fast-evolving industry and who would like to tackle current biopharmaceutical industry issues in the United States and be prepared for future industry challenges.
Effective Talent Management by Wilcox Mark
Publication Date: 2020-12-18
Description: Effective talent management is about aligning the business's approach to talent with the strategic aims and purpose of the organisation. The core rationale of any talent strategy should be to have a direct positive impact on the organisation's goals but in many cases this is not so. The ideas, principles and approaches outlined here will enable the reader to understand the strategic nature of talent and design a response that meets the needs of their own organisation. Case studies are used to illustrate the concepts and proven methodologies guide the day-to-day practice of the reader. The content will link the strategic intent of HR with the practical actions it takes to make a positive impact on the business's results. The author begins by examining the disconnected nature of talent management in many organisations; how at times it has been a response to trends and seen by many as a bolt on to HR and he proposes a different model, one that links clearly the development of a talent strategy with the achievement of a business strategy. Mark Wilcox summarises succinctly the case for a more strategic approach to talent management, one directly linked to business performance. He concludes that the time is now right for talent management, and therefore many HR managers, to move from a functional support role to one with a direct strategic impact on the business.
Enterprise Financial Management and Block Chain Technology Application by Ma Hongli
Publication Date: 2020-10-31
Envisioning PMO & Project Management Through a Juggler's Eye: Part-1 by Abhishek Mishra
Publication Date: 2021-01-01
Description: The Nonpareil of the Project Managers is in the way they express through their communication, planning, coordination, persuasiveness, and attitude. The Project managers are the "Jugglers" because "Jugglers" can adroitly manage multiple activities simultaneously. So, as the Project Managers are, they are the best strategist in this entire universe; apart from this, the planning and coordination of a Project Manager is always class apart. The problem with Project Managers and the Project Management Office role is that they are always treated as overhead and always underrated. To summarize, they are the underdog, who can hold the flag until the fort's last brick, but they have never been treated similarly. I have always been trying to change the leaders' mindset and thoughts through my articles so far. This book will run through all those articles and help you feel my thoughts, experience, knowledge, and perspective on Project Management and PMO.If thoughts are nurtured with the right attitude and expressed concisely, it will have immense power to change the process and the entire world. By following this principle, I have been expressing my thoughts and ideas similarly, and I could only see the difference in people's talk. Still, I am sure one-day things change on the ground of reality, whereas things will change at the forefront, not only in people's conversation. I hope this book will nurture your thoughts and get you the exact feel of my thoughts. Lastly, I hope this book will help the aspiring PM's and PMO's in the right way to groom them and present them in a way where you will not become a Project manager, but you can also become a front runner for a future great leader; you can become an influencer.
Essentials of Management--11th Ed by Andrew DuBrin
Publication Date: 2020-05-01
Description: Essentials of Management is written for newcomers to the field of management and for experienced managers seeking updated information and a review of the fundamentals. It is also written for the many professionals and technical people who work closely with managers and who take their turn at performing some management work. An example would be the member of a cross-functional team who is expected to have the perspective of a general manager. Based on extensive research about curriculum needs, the design of Essentials of Management addresses itself to the needs of introductory management courses and supervision courses offered in educational settings. Previous editions of the text were used in the study of management in colleges and universities, as well as in career schools in such diverse programs as hospitality and tourism management, and nursing. The book can also be used as a basic resource for management courses that rely heavily on lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, and videos rather than an encyclopedia-like text.