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Paula Caligiuri Managing the Global Workforce Paula Caligiuri Managing the Global Workforce Новинка

Paula Caligiuri Managing the Global Workforce

2915.11 руб.
Human resource management (HRM) is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's employees. As the need for effective and top staff rises, Managing the Global Workforce provides the most up to date and topical information on accessing human resource management. Written by Paula Caligiuri, an author recognized as one of the most prolific authors in the field of international business for her work in global careers, this book covers the full range of strategic, comparative, and cross-cultural issues affecting the way a workforce is managed globally.
William J. Rothwell The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Volume 3 William J. Rothwell The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Volume 3 Новинка

William J. Rothwell The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Volume 3

13869.07 руб.
The three volumes in The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management offer a comprehensive review of the essential issues and most important information available on the topic. Each volume in the encyclopedia contains contributions from some of the most celebrated names in the field of human resource management (HRM) and addresses the myriad challenges faced by today's human resource professionals. Volume 3 highlights three main topics HR professionals have identified as critical issues in today's workplace: Leadership and Learning; Strategy and Measurement; and The Evolution of Human Resources. Many of the articles in this volume provide an in-depth discussion of a current human resource topic while others introduce a new way of approaching a familiar HR challenge. Each article is designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflection. The topics covered include: Best Practices in Leadership Development; Leadership is Going Global; Web 2.0 Applications in Corporate Training; The Social Construction of Productive Organizations; Leadership Versatility; Strategy and Measurement; Strategic Business Partner Role; Human Resource Metrics; The HR Transition to Strategic Partner; Workplace Bullying; Lost Wisdom, Lost ROI; The Role of HR in Fostering Innovation in Organizations; Closing Critical Skills Gaps; Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility; The Implications of Situational Strength for HRM; and more. The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management gives human resource professionals the knowledge, information, and tools needed to implement the best practices in the field.
Steven Hunt T. Common Sense Talent Management. Using Strategic Human Resources to Improve Company Performance Steven Hunt T. Common Sense Talent Management. Using Strategic Human Resources to Improve Company Performance Новинка

Steven Hunt T. Common Sense Talent Management. Using Strategic Human Resources to Improve Company Performance

4486.05 руб.
A comprehensive guide to using strategic HR methods to increase company performance. This book explains what strategic human resources means, how it differs from other HR activities, and why it is critical to business performance. It walks through key questions for designing, deploying and integrating different strategic HR processes including staffing, performance management, compensation, succession management, and development. The book also addresses the role of technology in strategic HR, and discusses how to get companies to support, adopt, and maintain effective strategic HR processes. The book includes dozens of illustrative examples of effective and ineffective strategic HR using stories drawn from a range of companies and industries.
Carl Botan H. Strategic Communication Theory and Practice. The Cocreational Model Carl Botan H. Strategic Communication Theory and Practice. The Cocreational Model Новинка

Carl Botan H. Strategic Communication Theory and Practice. The Cocreational Model

3279.93 руб.
A guide to strategic communication that can be applied across a range of subfields at all three levels—grand strategic, strategic, and tactical communication Communication is a core function of every human organization so when you work with communication you are working with the very core of the organization. Written for students, academics, and professionals, Strategic Communication Theory and Practice: The Cocreational Model argues for a single unified field of strategic communication based in the three large core subfields of public relations, marketing communication, and health communication, as well as strategic communicators working in many other subfields such as political communication, issues management, crisis communication, risk communication, environmental and science communication, social movements, counter terrorism communication, public diplomacy, public safety and disaster management, and others. Strategic Communication Theory and Practice is built around a cocreational model that shifts the focus from organizational needs and the messages crafted to achieve them, to a publics-centered view placing publics and their ability to cocreate new meanings squarely in the center of strategic communication theory and practice. The author—a noted expert in the field—outlines the theories, campaign strategies, common issues, and cutting edge challenges facing strategic communication, including the role of social media, ethics, and intercultural strategic communication. As the author explains, the term «strategic communication» properly refers only to the planned campaigns that grow out of research and understanding what publics think and want. This vital resource answers the questions of whether, and how, strategic-level skills can be used across fields, as it: Explores the role of theory and the cocreational meta-theory in strategic communication Outlines ethical practices and problems in the field Includes information on basic campaign strategies Offers the most recent information on risk communication, preparedness and terrorism communication, and employment in strategic communication Redefines major concepts, such as publics, from a cocreational perspective
Juan Stegmann Pablo Strategic Value Management. Stock Value Creation and the Management of the Firm Juan Stegmann Pablo Strategic Value Management. Stock Value Creation and the Management of the Firm Новинка

Juan Stegmann Pablo Strategic Value Management. Stock Value Creation and the Management of the Firm

6785.63 руб.
Innovative strategic management solutions for today's market Strategic Value Management addresses common problems among business managers and other professionals involved in thinking about developing and managing organizations. In it, author Juan Pablo Stegmann integrates all strategic management and business strategy into an innovative standard that introduces key metrics to strategic management and stock value creation. He argues that most complex business issues can be reduced to the three dimensions of stock value creation-profits, sales growth, and capital-that are linked to three critical strategic management decisions-competition, innovation, and resources. His new approach indicates that every strategy has a clear dollar metric, which can measure its consequences of the strategies in terms of stock value. Competitive and growth strategies are analyzed along with economic, financial, dynamic, and contingent approaches Includes a companion CD-ROM, which contains Stegmann's proven model for strategic management and stock value creation Ethical consequences of strategic decisions are introduced-showing how ethics are linked to long-term stock value creation Explains the roots of the current financial crisis by examining the link between the financial world and strategic management, and proposes possible solutions For any looking to enhance their understanding of this discipline, Strategic Value Management offers a new conceptual model for thinking about business strategy and its link to stock value creation.
Prescott Robert K. Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Key Topics and Issues Prescott Robert K. Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Key Topics and Issues Новинка

Prescott Robert K. Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Key Topics and Issues

13869.07 руб.
The three volumes in The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management offer a comprehensive review of the essential issues and most important information available on the topic. Each volume in the encyclopedia contains contributions from some of the most celebrated names in the field of human resource management (HRM) and addresses the myriad challenges faced by today's human resource professionals. Volume 1 puts the focus on the definition of terms and practices that are most relevant to today's human resource management (HRM) professionals. The contributors bring an up-to-date perspective of HRM definitions and practices and for ease of access, the terms are presented in alphabetical order. Each contributor includes the most recent research on a particular topic and summarizes a new and progressive definition of these important terms. The book begins with an enlightening discussion of the evolving practice of talent management and contains the following topics: Affirmative Action, Assessment, Business Ethics, Campus Recruitment, Career Development, Compensation, Drug Tests, Employee Relations, Flexible Benefits, Glass Ceiling, HR Metrics and Analytics, Mergers and Acquisitions, National Labor Relations Act, Quality Circles, Recruitment and Selection, Self-Directed Work Teams, Social Responsibility, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training Needs Analysis, Work Family Balance, and more. The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management gives human resource professionals the knowledge, information, and tools needed to implement the best practices in the field.
Evans Alvin Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1 Evans Alvin Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1 Новинка

Evans Alvin Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1

2186.48 руб.
In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, the development of strategic human resource (HR) practices has become an urgent mandate in higher education. With significant and widespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization, heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leaders must optimize their most significant resource—human capital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processes with organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in state appropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutions of higher education in particular are struggling to realign resources and programs to fulfill their educational missions and maintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding to complex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new ground by presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolution of HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategic operations that serve the entire university. This monograph provides a concrete, progressive road map to developing organizational capabilities in support of the university's academic mission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn from public research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics, and action steps that support the development of an effective and efficient strategic HR operation in higher education. For institutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is a practical and invaluable resource.
Philip Bromiley The Behavioral Foundations of Strategic Management Philip Bromiley The Behavioral Foundations of Strategic Management Новинка

Philip Bromiley The Behavioral Foundations of Strategic Management

9047.51 руб.
This book argues persuasively that a behavioral perspective offers the best foundation for strategic management scholarship. This book presents a focused approach to strategic management theory. Outlines the basics of a behavioral approach to strategic management. Examines assumptions of rationality and equilibrium and the problems they create. Considers how a behavioral approach relates to a number of conventional approaches.
Siguaw Judy Strategic Hospitality Leadership. The Asian Initiative Siguaw Judy Strategic Hospitality Leadership. The Asian Initiative Новинка

Siguaw Judy Strategic Hospitality Leadership. The Asian Initiative

3015.84 руб.
Doing business in the tourism and hospitality scene in Asia can be very interesting and rewarding but also poses many challenges. Not many books have been written on the hospitality industry in Asia. Strategic Hospitality Leadership makes a useful contribution, providing the first specialized approach to the business of hospitality in Asia. The book is an invaluable resource of reference and insightful compendium by contributors who are the Cornell School of Administration's alumni, the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management faculty, and members of its Joint Advisory Board. Their varied backgrounds and profound appreciation of the complexities in building enterprises from the ground up, or expanding an on-going business organization are the types of first-hand knowledge and perspective that is beneficial, informative, and inspirational to industry veterans and students alike. These contributors include chief executives and senior management of hotels and resorts, serviced apartments, restaurants, and food and beverage groups, who have been successful in Asia. Strategic Hospitality Leadership provides readers with the collective wisdom of these successful top executives on a range of topics including brand management, strategic direction, service, marketing, human resource, crisis management, business growth, leadership, portfolio management, best practices, and development. The book will help current and future leaders address major issues that are being and will continue to be confronted in the hospitality industry in Asia, and aims to increase the success of new entrants into Asia.
Fred Sollish Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices Fred Sollish Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices Новинка

Fred Sollish Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices

4083.94 руб.
The latest best practice guidance on all aspects of global strategic sourcing-including environmental and international issues Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices covers the latest trends and leading edge processes in global strategic sourcing, including supply management, t, sustainability, financial decisions, risk management, and international strategies. Offers the latest trends and guidance for sourcing and supply managers Features coverage of understanding sourcing, procurement and supply management, procurement and best business practices, best practices in sourcing management and global sourcing management, financial strategies for sourcing, responsible procurement,diversity procurement, managing risk, supplier selection, project management for procurement and supply managers, managing supplier relationships, international sourcing, managing supplier relationships supply management operations, With the rise of global supply chains, environmental/sustainability concerns, and constantly evolving technology, the time is right for understanding Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices.
Martin Kunc Strategic Analytics. Integrating Management Science and Strategy Martin Kunc Strategic Analytics. Integrating Management Science and Strategy Новинка

Martin Kunc Strategic Analytics. Integrating Management Science and Strategy

10404.63 руб.
Defines common ground at the interface of strategy and management science and unites the topics with an original approach vital for strategy students, researchers and managers Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy combines strategy content with strategy process through the lenses of management science, masterfully defining the common ground that unites both fields. Each chapter starts with the perspective of a certain strategy problem, such as competition, but continues with an explanation of the strategy process using management science tools such as simulation. Facilitating the process of strategic decision making through the lens of management science, the author integrates topics that are usually in conflict for MBAs: strategy and quantitative methods. Strategic Analytics features multiple international real-life case studies and examples, business issues for further research and theory review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter. Strategic Analytics starts by introducing readers to strategic management. It then goes on to cover: managerial capabilities for a complex world; politics, economy, society, technology, and environment; external environments known as exogenous factors (PESTE) and endogenous factors (industry); industry dynamics; industry evolution; competitive advantage; dynamic resource management; organisational design; performance measurement system; the life cycle of organisations from start-ups; maturity for maintaining profitability and growth; and finally, regeneration. Developed from the author's own Strategy Analytics course at Warwick Business School, personal experience as consultant, and in consultation with other leading scholars Uses management science to facilitate the process of strategic decision making Chapters structured with chapter objectives, summaries, short case studies, tables, student exercises, references and management science models Accompanied by a supporting website Aimed at both academics and practitioners, Strategic Analytics is an ideal text for postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students of business and management.
Libby Sartain The Chief HR Officer. Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders Libby Sartain The Chief HR Officer. Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders Новинка

Libby Sartain The Chief HR Officer. Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders

4377.85 руб.
Praise for the chief HR Officer «The strategic portfolio of issues addressed and the sage wisdom and perspectives shared make this book a powerful transformation tool.» —Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president, Human Resources, Target Corporation «An up-to-the-minute guide as to what is happening to the field of human resources through the eyes of those in charge of it.» —Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School «This is a definitive guide for human resources leaders who are at the frontlines of competitiveness for their organizations.» —David A. Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Marriott International «This book is a must-read for all HR professionals to understand the evolution of how far we've come as a function and how much more we have to contribute to the success of the enterprise.» —William J. Conaty, former senior vice president, Human Resources, General Electric Corporation «This book is a treasure-trove of insights that will elevate the practice of human resource management to a whole new level in the twenty-first century.» —Lee D. Dyer, professor and chair, Department of Human Resource Studies, Cornell University «As a CEO who understands how important managing human capital is to delivering business results, The Chief HR Officer is an invaluable resource.» —Russ Fradin, CEO, Hewitt Associations «This is a must-read for state-of-the-art in human resource management.» —Scott A. Snell, E. Thayer Bigelow Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia «This accessible, practical guide for HR professionals clearly describes the critical values, behaviors and skills needed to fulfill the multiple roles of an HR leader- trusted business partner, talent architect and expert functional leader.»—Sally Bott, group human resource director, BP
Joan Pynes E. Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations. A Strategic Approach Joan Pynes E. Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations. A Strategic Approach Новинка

Joan Pynes E. Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations. A Strategic Approach

6566.78 руб.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the essential areas of health care human resources management, and is an immediately useful practical handbook for practitioners as well as a textbook for use health care management programs. Written by the authors of Handbook for the New Health Care Manager and Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, the book covers the context of human resources management in the unique health care business arena from a strategic perspective includes SHRM and human resources planning, organizational culture and assessment, and the legal environment of human resources management. Managing volunteers and job analysis perfor­mance appraisal instruments, training and development programs, and recruitment, targeted selection and hiring techniques are covered. Compensation poli­cies and practices, employer-provided benefits management, implementation of training and organizational development programs, as well as labor-management relations for health care organizations and healthcare human resource information technology are covered, with practical examples and proven strategies amply provided in each chapter.
Peter Ginter M. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations Peter Ginter M. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations Новинка

Peter Ginter M. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

9861.78 руб.
A structured strategic management approach is what’s needed to tackle the revolutionary change the health care system has been experiencing. Today, health care organizations have almost universally embraced the strategic perspective first developed in the business sector and now have developed strategic management processes that are uniquely their own. Health care leaders have found that strategic thinking, planning, and managing strategic momentum are essential for coping with the dynamics of the health care industry. Strategic Management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations. The 7th edition of this leading text has been revised and updated to include a greater focus on the global analysis of industry and competition; and analysis of the internal environment. It provides guidance on strategic planning, analysis of the health services environment (both internal and external) and lessons on implementation. It also looks at organizational capability, sustainability, CSR and the sources of organizational inertia and competency traps.
William J. Rothwell Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Human Resources and Employment Forms William J. Rothwell Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Human Resources and Employment Forms Новинка

William J. Rothwell Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Human Resources and Employment Forms

13421.54 руб.
The three volumes in The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management offer a comprehensive review of the essential issues and most important information available on the topic. Each volume in the encyclopedia contains contributions from some of the most celebrated names in the field of human resource management (HRM) and addresses the myriad challenges faced by today's human resource professionals. Volume 2 highlights human resource management forms. The book contains a tool that can be used to build HR forms as well as processing transactions and measuring effectiveness. The book's many field-tested forms can be downloaded, modified, and used immediately. The contributors also present a view of HR forms that help when planning for an audit and compliance activities and reporting on human resource effectiveness. The HR forms include: Interview Assessment Forms, New Employee Orientation Checklist, Blended Learning Program Review Form, Education Workshop Form, Talent Management Form, Job Analysis Worksheet Form, Manager Performance Evaluation Form, 360 Degree Feedback Form, Salary Change Form, Reporting Injury/Accident Form, Employee Disability Verification Form, Human Resource Metrics Form, and much more. The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management gives human resource professionals the knowledge, information, and tools needed to implement the best practices in the field.
Simon Moore Strategic Project Portfolio Management. Enabling a Productive Organization Simon Moore Strategic Project Portfolio Management. Enabling a Productive Organization Новинка

Simon Moore Strategic Project Portfolio Management. Enabling a Productive Organization

2827.35 руб.
Lead change through strategic alignment of project and process performance Practical and filled with expert advice, Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization presents a clear framework for your organization to complete impactful strategic projects. Providing executive-level guidance to build a powerful and efficient process from initial adoption to portfolio alignment, this essential resource contains case studies from small to global multinational organizations, arming you with the insights to ensure your strategic projects are given the resources they need to deliver business impact. This important guide Shows executives how to align their projects and processes with their business strategy for compelling competitive advantage Provides cases from best in class organizations, showing how they were able to achieve results by using processes outlined in the book Reveals how technology is the key to developing new collaborative platforms and innovative work management environments that have not been possible until now Defines a framework for assessing project portfolio management competence within your organization and driving momentum for compelling improvements Explores how to go beyond project portfolio management to a holistic work management system Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization offers the practical recommendations, guidance, and real world insights you need to immediately begin driving better project management strategy.
Lyles Marjorie A. Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Lyles Marjorie A. Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Новинка

Lyles Marjorie A. Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

5654.69 руб.
The fully revised and updated version of this successful Handbook is welcomed by management scholars world-wide. By bringing together the latest approaches from the leading experts in organizational learning & knowledge management the volume provides a unique and valuable overview of current thinking about how organizations accumulate 'knowledge' and learn from experience. Key areas of update in the new edition are: Resource based view of the firm Capability management Global management Organizational culture Mergers & acquisitions Strategic management Leadership
George Tovstiga Strategy in Practice. A Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Thinking George Tovstiga Strategy in Practice. A Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Thinking Новинка

George Tovstiga Strategy in Practice. A Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Thinking

4013.03 руб.
A practitioner-focused approach to strategy and real-world strategic thinking This 3rd edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the current thinking in strategy in view of the current economic and business climate. It questions how we are thinking differently about strategy now, in light of emerging from the global economic crisis. It includes new and updated case illustrations throughout, plus a new chapter on Strategy Execution and Performance Appraisal. Rigorously founded on current thinking and theoretical concepts in the field of strategic management, Strategy in Practice: Provides the strategy practitioner with a systematic and insight-driven approach to strategic thinking Establishes and translates the relevance of strategy theory to its application in the practice field Leads you through the strategic thinking process, beginning with the formulation of compelling and clearly articulated strategic questions that set the scene for practical issues Provides tools of strategic analysis in combination with informed intuition to understand the strategic landscape Has additional online resources available for instructors
Joan Pynes E. Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Strategic Approach Joan Pynes E. Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Strategic Approach Новинка

Joan Pynes E. Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Strategic Approach

7296.42 руб.
Since the first edition was published in 1997, Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations has become the go-to reference for public and nonprofit human resources professionals. Now in its fourth edition, the text has been significantly revised and updated to include information that reflects changes in the field due to the economic crisis, changes in federal employment laws, how shifting demographics affect human resources management, the increased use of technology in human resources management practices, how social media has become embedded in the workplace, and new approaches to HRM policy and practice. Written by Joan E. Pynes—a noted expert in public administration—this authoritative work shows how strategic human resources management is essential for managing change in an increasingly complex environment. The book Includes new material on workplace violence and employee discipline Reviews updates on the legal environment of HRM Contains suggestions for managing a diverse workforce Offers a wealth of revised tables and exhibits Updates the most recent developments in collective bargaining in the public and nonprofit sectors Outlines the most current approaches to recruitment and selection Presents an overview of recent information on compensation and benefits Gives an update of the technological advances used for strategic human resources management Provides examples of HRM policies from other countries The book also includes an enhanced instructor's guide with examination questions, PowerPoint® slides, experiential exercises, and video vignettes that are coordinated with chapters in the book.
Dowell Ben E. Strategy-Driven Talent Management. A Leadership Imperative Dowell Ben E. Strategy-Driven Talent Management. A Leadership Imperative Новинка

Dowell Ben E. Strategy-Driven Talent Management. A Leadership Imperative

7501.89 руб.
A Publication of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Praise for Strategy-Driven Talent Management «Silzer and Dowell's Strategy-Driven Talent Management provides a comprehensive overview of the different elements of the best talent management processes used in organizations today. This is a valuable resource for leaders and managers, HR practitioners and anyone involved in developing leadership talent.» —Ed Lawler, Professor, School of Business, University of Southern California «Talent is the key to successful execution of a winning business strategy. Strategy-Driven Talent Management by Silzer & Dowell provides a thorough and very practical guide to building and managing talent based on the strategic needs of the organization. Business leaders will find this an excellent resource with many interesting examples and best practices from leading companies.» —Herbert L. Henkel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ingersoll Rand «Thanks to Strategy-Driven Talent Management, we can move from an attractive idea of talent management to practices that deliver. This book brings the work of practitioners—the people who are inventing, crafting, and shaping the field of talent management—to the forefront. Their collective experiences and insights will certainly enrich your own research and practice.» —Cynthia McCauley, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership «It is exciting to see that Rob Silzer and Ben Dowell have given us the state of the art in 2010 of integrating human resource issues into strategic management. This volume is a must read for human resource and line leaders alike. The journey is far from over, but this volume of work will chart the course for further progress.» —Noel Tichy, Professor, Management and Organizations, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Lesca Nicolas Strategic Decisions and Weak Signals. Anticipation for Decision-Making Lesca Nicolas Strategic Decisions and Weak Signals. Anticipation for Decision-Making Новинка

Lesca Nicolas Strategic Decisions and Weak Signals. Anticipation for Decision-Making

6107.07 руб.
An increasing number of business executives, managers and political leaders are using the concept of “weak signals” nowadays. There are also an increasing number of people trying to find out exactly what this concept means, as well as when and how to use it. Such questions arise particularly when it comes down to making strategic decisions. To help with these questions, this book defines the concept of the “weak signal” and then demonstrates how it would be useful in relation to strategic decisions, and more precisely in relation to three moments of the strategic decision, i.e.: – The trigger of the strategic decision (what is the trigger, why and when) – The development of the strategic decision – The implementation of the strategic decision
Andrew Delios Strategy for Success in Asia. Mastering Business in Asia Andrew Delios Strategy for Success in Asia. Mastering Business in Asia Новинка

Andrew Delios Strategy for Success in Asia. Mastering Business in Asia

1881.13 руб.
In order to achieve success, managers need to understand the strategic issues in Asia. Strategy for Success in Asia covers areas from the uniqueness of Asia like its economic and cultural diversity to the roles of governments and the importance of alliances. One of the first books to offer a perspective effective company strategy and how local and multinational companies can achieve strategic success in Asia. This important book is for anyone who has a stake in Asia or has plans to do business in it.
George Tovstiga Strategy in Practice. A Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Thinking George Tovstiga Strategy in Practice. A Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Thinking Новинка

George Tovstiga Strategy in Practice. A Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Thinking

3769.79 руб.
The 2nd edition of Strategy in Practice presents a practitioner focused approach to strategy. It is increasingly recognised that the ability to adapt classic formulas to changing circumstances and develop fast, sound strategic thinking is what differentiates the successful corporate leader. Developed from experience in industry this successful text will include an instructor site with PowerPoint slides, extra examples and exercises, and links highlighting changing business practice. While rigorously founded on current thinking and theoretical concepts in the field of strategic management it aims to: • provide the strategy practitioner with a systematic and insight-driven approach to strategic thinking • establish and translate the relevance of strategy theory to its application in the practice field • lead the reader through the strategic thinking process, beginning with the formulation of compelling and clearly articulated strategic questions that set the scene for practical issues • provide tools of strategic analysis in combination with informed intuition to understand the strategic landscape.
Shannon Ellis E. Strategic Planning in Student Affairs. New Directions for Student Services, Number 132 Shannon Ellis E. Strategic Planning in Student Affairs. New Directions for Student Services, Number 132 Новинка

Shannon Ellis E. Strategic Planning in Student Affairs. New Directions for Student Services, Number 132

2186.48 руб.
Here, finally, is a publication completely dedicated to strategic planning in student affairs. This volume applies business and nonprofit techniques to higher education, bringing the topic of strategic thinking, planning, and acting to the daily work of the profession. Editor Shannon Ellis, vice president of student services in the College of Education at the University of Nevado, Reno, and contributing authors take the student services practitioner through the process of preplanning, implementation and assessment. They explore the role that student services strategic planning plays in budget work, academic relations and crisis management. With case studies from Tulane University and University of Nevada, Reno and in-depth advice from the field, this volume provides student affairs professionals with the guidance needed to launch collaborative, flexible and effective student services strategic planning in their own institutions. This is the 132nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
André Liem Prospective Ergonomics André Liem Prospective Ergonomics Новинка

André Liem Prospective Ergonomics

8755.7 руб.
This book argues for a prospective turn in ergonomics to challenge the established fields of strategic design (SD) and management. Its multi-disciplinary outlook builds upon concepts derived from Management, Innovation and Design Science. Differences, similarities and relationships between strategic design and prospective ergonomics are reviewed using existing theories and frameworks from design, ergonomics, and strategic and innovation management. To complement the theory, 12 cases have been analyzed in greater depth according to 4 main dimensions of analysis. Outcomes have shown that innovating through the Prospective Ergonomics (PE) approach is about finding the right balance between, on the one hand, meeting primary objectives such as profit maximization or solving the design problem, and on the other, acknowledging that human activity is bounded by rationality. This means that humans have diverse motives.
Kunihito Koumoto Developments in Strategic Materials Kunihito Koumoto Developments in Strategic Materials Новинка

Kunihito Koumoto Developments in Strategic Materials

7512.41 руб.
This volume provides a one-stop resource, compiling current research on developments in strategic materials. It is a collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society s 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 27-February 1, 2008. Papers included in this issue come from five symposia: «Thermoelectric Materials for Power Conversion;» «Basic Science of Multifunctional Ceramics;» «Science of Ceramic Interfaces;» «Geopolymers;» and «Materials for Solid State Lighting.» This is a valuable, up-to-date resource for researchers working in the field.
Riza Yosia Sunindijo Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering Riza Yosia Sunindijo Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering Новинка

Riza Yosia Sunindijo Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering

8390.88 руб.
Although the construction and engineering sector makes important contributions to the economic, social, and environmental objectives of a nation, it has a notorious reputation for being an unsafe industry in which to work. Despite the fact that safety performance in the industry has improved, injuries and fatalities still occur frequently. To address this, the industry needs to evolve further by integrating safety into all decision making processes. Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering takes a broad view of safety from a strategic decision making and management perspective with a particular focus on the need to balance and integrate ‘science’ and ‘art’ when implementing safety management. The principles covered here include the economics of safety, safety climate and culture, skills for safety, safety training and learning, safety in design, risk management, building information modelling, and safety research methods and the research-practice nexus. They are integrated into a strategic safety management framework which comprises strategy development, implementation, and evaluation. Practical techniques are included to apply the principles in the context of the construction and engineering industry and projects. Case studies are also provided to demonstrate the localised context and applications of the principles and techniques in practice.
Peggy Jackson M. Nonprofit Strategic Planning. Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices Peggy Jackson M. Nonprofit Strategic Planning. Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices Новинка

Peggy Jackson M. Nonprofit Strategic Planning. Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices

2510.05 руб.
Praise for Nonprofit Strategic Planning Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices «A robust nonprofit sector is a vital part of a civil society. Keeping the sector strong through effective strategic planning and implementation is a critical assignment. As a thought leader in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Jackson's book on the relationship of Sarbanes-Oxley best practices with strategic planning is an invaluable resource for nonprofit governing boards and employees. Her step-by-step, practical approach is easy to read and, more important, provides a specific road map to effective planning.» -Larry Brewster, Dean, College of Professional Studies University of San Francisco «Dr. Jackson's practical and straightforward approach to creating a strategic plan is quite refreshing. I believe that more and more nonprofits understand that they need to be run just as any business needs to be run-with focus, clarity, and purpose. The ideas and methodology stress the importance of sound risk management and the rewards of having such a plan in place. I can assure you that the executive director of every nonprofit I represent will receive a copy of this book.» -Joseph L. DeLucchi, Vice President CAL Insurance & Associates, Inc. Get Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices and * Examine if your nonprofit has the right people on board to achieve its strategic goals * Establish important control mechanisms * Learn how the legal and legislative environments have changed over the last five years * Discover the direction in which your nonprofit needs to go and why Required reading for anyone leading a nonprofit organization, Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Leveraging Sarbanes-Oxley Best Practices prepares your organization to engage in meaningful strategic planning and equips you with the practical tools to navigate it through today's competitive environment.
Don Hossler Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management Don Hossler Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management Новинка

Don Hossler Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management

6931.6 руб.
Improve student enrollment outcomes and meet institutional goals through the effective management of student enrollments. Published with the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management is the comprehensive text on the policies, strategies, practices that shape postsecondary enrollments. This volume combines relevant theories and research, with applied chapters on the management of offices such as admissions, financial aid, and the registrar to provide a comprehensive guide to the complex world of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM). SEM focuses on achieving enrollment goals, and sustaining institutional revenue and serving the needs of students. It provides insights into the ways SEM is practiced across four-year institutions, community colleges, and professional schools. More than just an enhanced approach to admissions and financial aid, SEM examines the student's entire educational cycle. From entry through graduation, this volume helps SEM professionals and graduate students interested in enrollment management to anticipate change and balancing the goals of revenue, access, diversity, and prestige. The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management: Provides an overview of the thinking of leading practitioners that comprise SEM organizations, including marketing, recruitment, and admissions; tuition pricing; financial aid; the registrar's role, academic advising; and, retention Includes up-to-date research on current issues in SEM including college choice, financial aid, student persistence, and the effective use of technology Guides readers creating strategic enrollment organizations that fit the unique history, culture, and policy context of your campus Strategic enrollment management has become one of the most important administrative areas in postsecondary education, and it is being adopted in countries around the globe. The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management is for anyone in enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, registration and records, orientation, marketing, and institutional research who wish to enhance the health and vitality of his or her institution. It is also an excellent text for graduate programs in higher education and student affairs.
Harbir Singh Dynamic Capabilities. Understanding Strategic Change in Organizations Harbir Singh Dynamic Capabilities. Understanding Strategic Change in Organizations Новинка

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3648.21 руб.
Creating, adapting to, and exploiting change is inherently entrepreneurial. To survive and prosper under conditions of change, firms must develop the “dynamic capabilities” to create, extend, and modify the ways in which they operate. The capacity of an organization to create, extend, or modify its resource base is vital. Since the concept of dynamic capabilities was first introduced, much research has elaborated the initial idea. This important book by Constance Helfat and her team of leading scholars provides a timely focus on in-depth examples of corporate dynamic capabilities. Examining these in the different contexts of alliances, acquisitions, and management, the book gives students and researchers a succinct, up-to-date definition of dynamic capabilities and the strategic management theories around them.
Stephen Condrey E. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government Stephen Condrey E. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government Новинка

Stephen Condrey E. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government

8172.82 руб.
HANDBOOK OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT, THIRD EDITION The practice of public human resource management has evolved significantly in recent years due to increased outsourcing, privatization, and the diminution of public employee rights. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic reference Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government offers authoritative, state-of-the-art information for public administrators and human resource professionals. The third edition features contributions from noted experts in the field, including Donald E. Klingner, Mary E. Guy, Jonathan P. West, Jeffrey L. Brudney, Montgomery Van Wart, J. J. Steven Ott, Norma M. Riccucci, and many more. Praise for the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government «This third edition of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government is an essential resource for scholars, practitioners, and general readers in need of concise summaries of up-to-date, cutting-edge, public personnel administration research. No other handbook on the market more concisely, more comprehensively, more clearly synthesizes this vast, rapidly changing field that remains so vital to effective government performance.» —RICHARD STILLMAN, editor-in-chief, Public Administration Review «The Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government comprehensively and seamlessly blends theory and practice. The result is a clear road map that can finally make HR a key player in helping the government meet the unprecedented challenges facing our nation, our states, and our communities.» —BOB LAVIGNA, vice president, Research, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC «With each successive edition, Condrey's Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government becomes a more essential tool for graduate students who wish to improve their understanding of this field. Condrey's own expertise has enabled him to take contributions from leading experts in the field and shape them into a reader that is comprehensive, engaging, and authoritative.» —DONALD E. KLINGNER, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; former president, American Society for Public Administration; and fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
Stephen Condrey E. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government Stephen Condrey E. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government Новинка

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8444.34 руб.
HANDBOOK OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT, THIRD EDITION The practice of public human resource management has evolved significantly in recent years due to increased outsourcing, privatization, and the diminution of public employee rights. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic reference Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government offers authoritative, state-of-the-art information for public administrators and human resource professionals. The third edition features contributions from noted experts in the field, including Donald E. Klingner, Mary E. Guy, Jonathan P. West, Jeffrey L. Brudney, Montgomery Van Wart, J. J. Steven Ott, Norma M. Riccucci, and many more. Praise for the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government «This third edition of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government is an essential resource for scholars, practitioners, and general readers in need of concise summaries of up-to-date, cutting-edge, public personnel administration research. No other handbook on the market more concisely, more comprehensively, more clearly synthesizes this vast, rapidly changing field that remains so vital to effective government performance.» —RICHARD STILLMAN, editor-in-chief, Public Administration Review «The Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government comprehensively and seamlessly blends theory and practice. The result is a clear road map that can finally make HR a key player in helping the government meet the unprecedented challenges facing our nation, our states, and our communities.» —BOB LAVIGNA, vice president, Research, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC «With each successive edition, Condrey's Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government becomes a more essential tool for graduate students who wish to improve their understanding of this field. Condrey's own expertise has enabled him to take contributions from leading experts in the field and shape them into a reader that is comprehensive, engaging, and authoritative.» —DONALD E. KLINGNER, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; former president, American Society for Public Administration; and fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
Steven Stowell J. The Art of Strategic Leadership. How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future Steven Stowell J. The Art of Strategic Leadership. How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future Новинка

Steven Stowell J. The Art of Strategic Leadership. How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future

1759.24 руб.
Develop the qualities of strategic leadership and become an active contributor to the short- and long-term success of your organization Today's organizations face two daunting challenges: 1. How to create new sources of competitive advantage to sustain long-term growth, and 2. How to engage leaders at every level of the organization so that they are more proactive and forward-looking in their area of responsibility. The Art of Strategic Leadership uses a unique approach to examine what it means to be a strategic leader. Instead of focusing on the skills, behaviors, and tools found in typical books on strategic leadership, the authors shed light on the attributes and qualities necessary to lead strategic change and help transform a business. Strategic leadership is what modern leadership is all about. Organizations expect leaders to anticipate and be proactive more than ever before. In this book, the authors draw on their vast experience working directly with leaders at all levels and use an intriguing narrative to explain this inside-out approach to understanding strategic leadership. The narrative follows the journey of how one manager discovered these critically important qualities. You will experience first-hand how these values and attributes manifest in the lives of realistic leaders; how they orchestrate long-term strategic change needed for the organization to compete and survive and actively shape the future while delivering short-term results. The Art of Strategic Leadership provides the content that will help you informally assess and reflect on your own strategic leadership qualities—those that are strengths and those that indicate areas you need to develop. It will guide you as you incorporate these values and qualities into your own leadership style and become a more effective catalyst for change. This book will help you in the following ways: Develop a more proactive, forward-thinking approach to leadership Approach strategy from both short- and long-term perspectives Adopt the core values and principles of a strategic leader Model the qualities exhibited by powerful leaders Strategic leaders serve as powerful examples to others in the organization. Their qualities and traits spread rapidly to those around them, empowering people at every level to take a more active role in meeting the demands of the future. The Art of Strategic Leadership will help you deepen and broaden your understanding of the core qualities of strategic leadership, leaving you better equipped to lead yourself and your team to a better place and create greater value for customers, owners, and employees.
Beverly Dugan Advancing Human Resource Project Management Beverly Dugan Advancing Human Resource Project Management Новинка

Beverly Dugan Advancing Human Resource Project Management

6312.03 руб.
Get real-world solutions and evidence-based guidelines for HR project management challenges Tackling major human resources management projects can be daunting, but now you can learn from the lessons of HR professionals who have encountered roadblocks or challenges in similar contexts. Advancing Human Resource Project Management is an in-depth, thoughtful resource that highlights the knowledge and experience of those who have undertaken large HR projects. This guide illustrates what worked and what didn't, with a focus on evidence and real-world cases to illuminate effective strategies and solutions. Each chapter presents empirical findings complemented by professional judgment and wisdom from human resource management professionals well-versed in global business environments. Advancing Human Resource Project Management recognizes the importance of context, addresses the practical and professional implications of managing HR management projects in different industry sectors, and provides comprehensive coverage on implementing global development programs and project initiation and planning. Ideal for global Industrial and Organizational Psychology faculty and practitioners, graduate students, and, especially, HR professionals, this resource uncovers the best evidence-based practices available today for effective HR project management strategies. The book includes: An emphasis on the implications and challenges of providing solutions for HR business problems on a global scale Real-world cases and firsthand professional experiences with summaries of knowledge gained from research and practice Advice on tackling challenges inherent in various stages of a project Expertise and counsel from HR professionals familiar with large projects and from those who study and work in the field of project management Let this comprehensive resource guide your approach to initiating and managing large HR projects. With solid, empirical evidence and relatable case studies, Advancing Human Resource Project Management is the ideal professional companion for those looking to strengthen their project techniques, project leadership, and management skills.
Duncan Angwin The Strategy Pathfinder. Core Concepts and Live Cases Duncan Angwin The Strategy Pathfinder. Core Concepts and Live Cases Новинка

Duncan Angwin The Strategy Pathfinder. Core Concepts and Live Cases

3455.64 руб.
Real-world strategic management practice in an interactive micro-case format The Strategy Pathfinder presents an innovative, dynamic guide to strategic thinking and practice. Using real-world case examples from companies like Apple, the BBC, Hyundai, LEGO, McDonalds, Nike and SpaceX to illustrate critical concepts, this book enables readers to actively participate in real-world strategy dilemmas and create their own solutions. Strategy Pathfinder’s ‘live’ micro-cases provoke discussion about business models, value creation, new ventures and more, while its complimentary instructional content introduces you to the best ‘classic’ and new tools of strategic management. Rather than passively reproducing past and current ideas, Strategy Pathfinder encourages strategic thinkers to learn by doing. The book is designed to help the reader to develop a clear understanding of key concepts while shifting your thought processes towards real strategic action and innovation by enabling you to: Use strategy theories and frameworks to engage in analytical and creative discussions about key strategic issues facing real companies today Form strategic views for yourself, and test them against the views of others Effectively make and communicate recommendations based on solid strategic analysis that stand up to scrutiny from multiple stakeholders Become an active producer of new strategic ideas rather than a passive receiver of past wisdom This third edition has been updated with new chapters and cases to reflect the latest, cutting-edge issues in strategic thinking and practice. And the updated companion website offers students, instructors and managers more resources to facilitate understanding, interaction and innovation. As an active learning experience, The Strategy Pathfinder 3rd Edition engages the reader in the work of strategy practitioners. By arming you with the empirical research you need, and the best strategic management theories and frameworks to better analyse situations you're likely to encounter or already facing in your career, The Strategy Pathfinder teaches you how to improve your strategic thinking and practice, and develop your own strategic pathways for the future.
Carolina Machado Management and Engineering Innovation Carolina Machado Management and Engineering Innovation Новинка

Carolina Machado Management and Engineering Innovation

8975.15 руб.
This book discusses management and engineering innovation with a particular emphasis on human resource management (HRM) and production engineering. In an innovation context, the disciplines of management and engineering are linked to promote sustainable development, seeking cultural and geographical diversity in the studies of HRM and engineering, applications that can have a particular impact on organizational communications, change processes and work practices. This connection reflects the diversity of societal and infrastructural conditions. The authors mainly analyze research on important issues that transcend the boundaries of individual academic subjects and managerial functions. They take into account interdisciplinary scholarship and commentaries that challenge the paradigms and assumptions of individual disciplines or functions, which are based on conceptual and/or empirical literature. The book is designed to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all those involved in management and engineering innovation whether in the profit or not-for-profit sectors, or in the public or private sectors. Contents 1. We the Engineers and Them the Managers, Teresa Carla Oliveira and Joao Fontes Da Costa. 2. Strategic Capabilities for Successful Engagement in Proactive CSR in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Resource-Based View Approach, Nuttaneeya (Ann) Torugsa and Wayne O’Donohue. 3. Innovative Management Development in the Automotive Supply Industry – A Preliminary Case Study for the Development of an Innovative Approach to Innovation Management, Frank E.P. Dievernich and Kim Oliver Tokarski. 4. Innovative Product Design and Development through Online Customization, M. Reza Abdi and Vipin Khanna. 5. Struggling for Survival and Success: Can Brazil’s Defense Industry Help Foster Innovation?, Alex Lôbo Carlos and Regina Maria de Oliveira Leite. 6. Knowledge Management Fostering Innovation: Balancing Practices and Enabling Contexts, Maria Joao Santos and Raky Wane. 7. Institutional Logics Promoting and Inhibiting Innovation, Teresa Carla Trigo Oliveira and Stuart Holland. 8. HRM in SMEs in Portugal: An Innovative Proposal of Characterization, Pedro Ribeiro Novo Melo and Carolina Machado. About the Authors Carolina Machado has been teaching Human Resource Management since 1989 at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Portugal, becoming Associate Professor in 2004. Her research interests include the fields of Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Management Change and Knowledge Management. J. Paulo Davim is Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in production and mechanical engineering.
Gregory Monahan Enterprise Risk Management. A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives Gregory Monahan Enterprise Risk Management. A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives Новинка

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6031.67 руб.
Written for enterprise risk management (ERM) practitioners who recognize ERM?s value to their organization, Enterprise Risk Management: A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives thoroughly examines operational risk management and allows you to leverage ERM methodology in your organization by putting author and ERM authority Gregory Monahan's Strategic Objectives At Risk (SOAR) methodology to work. A must-read for anyone interested in risk management as a strategic, value-adding tool, this no-nonsense book shows you how to use ERM and SOAR to empower your company to go from stuck to competitive.
Lyle Yorks Strategic Information Technology. Best Practices to Drive Digital Transformation Lyle Yorks Strategic Information Technology. Best Practices to Drive Digital Transformation Новинка

Lyle Yorks Strategic Information Technology. Best Practices to Drive Digital Transformation

3138.35 руб.
Successfully navigate the changing face of the CIO role Strategic Information Technology offers CIOs a handbook for engaging with the senior management conversations surrounding strategy. The CIO role is currently undergoing a massive transition from technology-focused expert to a more strategic mindset, and this book provides proven methods for taking your seat at the table. Lessons from high-performing CIOs and a wealth of leading-edge insight provide invaluable guidance for positioning technology as a strategic driver across the business, while a focus on building the necessary connections—for example, an alliance between IT and HR—provide a multimodal approach to navigating the transition. The evolution of the CIO’s role involves more than simply technical knowledge; the new CIO must be an influencer, an engager, and just as adept at the soft skills that become increasingly crucial as you climb the management ladder. It’s about changing mindsets, translating hard skills into strategic advantages, and demonstrating IT’s value to the strategic decision making process. This book provides best practices, illustrative examples, and up-to-date perspective for CIOs wanting to: Position IT as a critical driver of overall strategy Build on functional expertise with strategic insight Learn from the stories of successful tech-to-strategy transformations Engage C-Suite peers in shaping the strategic conversation Not long ago, the CIO occupied a unique place in the C-Suite. Executive by title, CIOs have nevertheless been seen as predominantly the “chief tech expert” with little input into strategy, as IT has historically been regarded as a tool rather than a source of competitive advantage. The truth is becoming increasingly apparent, with companies around the world turning to technology in order to gain a competitive edge, and CIOs are beginning to claim their place in strategy discussions. Strategic Information Technology offers much needed guidance for a successful transformation.
Alston Farnum K. Creating Your Strategic Plan. A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations Alston Farnum K. Creating Your Strategic Plan. A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations Новинка

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3769.79 руб.
Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan is the companion workbook to Bryson's landmark book, Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, a step-by-step guide to putting strategic planning into effect. Using revised, easy-to-understand worksheets, the authors provide clear instructions for creating a strategic plan tailored to the needs of the individual organization. With more material on stakeholder analysis, visioning, strategic issue identification, and implementation, this new edition is the best resource for taking leaders, managers, and students through every step of the strategic planning process.
Fran Ackermann Visual Strategy. Strategy Mapping for Public and Nonprofit Organizations Fran Ackermann Visual Strategy. Strategy Mapping for Public and Nonprofit Organizations Новинка

Fran Ackermann Visual Strategy. Strategy Mapping for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

3210.7 руб.
Strategic planning becomes visual with strategy maps and the tools, techniques, and guidance for turning them into effective action. Developed as a companion workbook to John Bryson's best-selling Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Visual Strategy: A Workbook for Strategy Mapping in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, goes beyond making the case for good and effective strategic planning to making strategy visual through effective strategy mapping. Strategy mapping prevents groups of people from talking over one another and going around in circles. It helps people speak and be heard, produce lots of ideas and understand how they fit together, make use of causal reasoning, and clarify ultimately what they want to do in terms of mission, goals, strategies, and actions. Strategy mapping can join process and content in such a way that good ideas worth implementing are found and the agreements and comments needed to implement them are reached. The result is living strategic plans that act as useful guides to action. With detailed examples, actual strategy maps, process guidelines and hand-drawn illustrations, the book will help leaders, managers, students and other professionals see patterns across mission, goals, strategies and actions while helping to identify areas of alignment and misalignment and determine, real time, where elements are needed, missing or not useful in a strategic plan. For leaders and managers of public and nonprofit organizations, facilitators and consultants, professors and students of strategic planning, strategic management, strategic mapping, and public policy, professional development workshops focused on strategic planning and strategy mapping.
Christelle Camman Supply Chain Management and Business Performance. The VASC Model Christelle Camman Supply Chain Management and Business Performance. The VASC Model Новинка

Christelle Camman Supply Chain Management and Business Performance. The VASC Model

9120.53 руб.
Against this current trend of low growth and high uncertainty, business directors must work with their shareholders to set strategic objectives and define business models. The great number of possible strategies makes this type of management very complex, and the actual deployment of strategic choices is often limited by a lack of overall coherence within the organization. This problem calls for an appropriate and renewed response. In strategic management today, a closer, permanent dialogue is needed between operational and financial performance. Based on a supply chain approach, the Value Added Supply Chain (VASC) model focuses on driving operational performance, but aims to achieve a greater and more dynamic integration between these two dimensions of the company's value creation.
Mona Chouikha Ben Organizational Design for Knowledge Management Mona Chouikha Ben Organizational Design for Knowledge Management Новинка

Mona Chouikha Ben Organizational Design for Knowledge Management

8822.16 руб.
Information and communication technologies have increased their share of services in contemporary economic exchanges. We are witnessing a transformation of modern economies characterized by a predominant role of information and knowledge in the production of wealth. In order to make this intangible resource bear fruit, organizations are looking for ways, methods, procedures, processes and technical solutions to efficiently manage knowledge Within a framework of research into synergies and resource interdependence, organizations also rely on strategic alliances (joint venture), mergers or other legal forms of association that have an impact on knowledge management. This book explores the range of knowledge management techniques.
Rich Horwath Elevate. The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking Rich Horwath Elevate. The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking Новинка

Rich Horwath Elevate. The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking

1759.24 руб.
According to a study published in Chief Executive Magazine, the most valued skill in leaders today is strategic thinking. However, more than half of all companies say that strategic thinking is the skill their senior leaders most need to improve. Elevate provides leaders with a framework and toolkit for developing advanced strategic thinking capabilities. Unlike the majority of books that focus on strategy from a corporate perspective, Elevate gives the individual executive practical tools and techniques to help them become a truly strategic leader. The new framework that will enable leaders to finally integrate both strategy and innovation into a strategic approach that drives their profitable growth is the Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking: 1. Coalesce: Fusing together insights to create an innovative business model. 2. Compete: Creating a system of strategy to achieve competitive advantage. 3. Champion: Leading others to think and act strategically to execute strategy. Every leader desperately wants to be strategic–their career depends on it. Elevate provides the roadmap to reach the strategic leadership summit.
Vikram Nanda K. Finance for Strategic Decision-Making. What Non-Financial Managers Need to Know Vikram Nanda K. Finance for Strategic Decision-Making. What Non-Financial Managers Need to Know Новинка

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Finance for Strategic Decision Making demystifies and clarifies for non-financial executives the basics of financial analysis. It shows how they can make important financial decisions that can critically enhance their institution’s ability to respond to competitive challenges, undertake new projects, overcome financial setbacks, and most importantly, create shareholder value. Written by M. P. Narayanan and Vikram K. Nanda—two of the country’s leading authorities on financial strategy—this book offers a practical guide for using financial analysis to enhance strategicdecision making. The book includes a coherent framework that outlines practical and intellectually sound guidance for executives who must make strategic decisions. Finance for Strategic Decision Making Explains the role of finance in corporate strategy Offers guidance on resource allocation decisions Explores how to determine the right balance of debt and equity capital to maximize firm value Demonstrates how to use payout policy as a strategic tool Clarifies if a merger, acquisition, or divestiture is in the best interest of an organization Shows how to manage risk Reveals how to measure value created and the effectiveness of upper level management
Terry Schmidt Strategic Project Management Made Simple. Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams Terry Schmidt Strategic Project Management Made Simple. Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams Новинка

Terry Schmidt Strategic Project Management Made Simple. Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams

2258.11 руб.
When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are: 1. What are we trying to accomplish and why? 2. How will we measure success? 3. What other conditions must exist? 4. How do we get there? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project – comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions – what are the activities, budgets, and schedules – comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called «the Logical Framework» – a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.
Jeremy Hall L. Managing and Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. An Integrated Approach Jeremy Hall L. Managing and Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. An Integrated Approach Новинка

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New edition of a classic guide to ensuring effective organizational performance Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of Managing and Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations is a comprehensive resource for designing and implementing effective performance management and measurement systems in public and nonprofit organizations. The ideas, tools, and processes in this vital resource are designed to help organizations develop measurement systems to support such effective management approaches as strategic management, results-based budgeting, performance management, process improvement, performance contracting, and much more. The book will help readers identify outcomes and other performance criteria to be measured, tie measures to goals and objectives, define and evaluate the worth of desired performance measures, and analyze, process, report, and utilize data effectively. Includes significant updates that offer a more integrated approach to performance management and measurement Offers a detailed framework and instructions for developing and implementing performance management systems Shows how to apply the most effective performance management principles Reveals how to overcome the barriers to effective performance management Managing and Measuring Performance in Public and Nonprofit Organizations identifies common methodological and managerial problems that often confront managers in developing performance measurement systems, and presents a number of targeted strategies for the successful implementation of such systems in public and nonprofit organizations. This must-have resource will help leaders reach their organizational goals and objectives.
Salameh Malik Essential Tools for Operations Management. Tools, Models and Approaches for Managers and Consultants Salameh Malik Essential Tools for Operations Management. Tools, Models and Approaches for Managers and Consultants Новинка

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2261.88 руб.
The third book in the Essential Tools For series… on the topic of Operations Management Based on Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn's successful The Essential Management Toolbox, this book focuses in greater depth on the topic of Operations Management. This third book covers the areas of marketing, CRM and Product Development. It offers the business person and consultant the tools to help the business person define and control these areas within their business. Check out the new series website featuring sample chapters, tool of the month and solve your management problems by talking direct to the author www.essentialtoolsseries.com Third book in a new series that see's Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn’s The Essential Toolbox broken down and expanded to find the essential tools for a range of business areas This volume includes 30% new material in the form of new tools and techniques for guiding consultants Covers: Strategic Management; Business Planning; Product Development; People Management; Supply Chain Management Active author, Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn speaks regularly About the Author: Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn is a practising management consultant with over 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors and covering a range of organizations and industries. He holds two Master's degrees and a PhD in various Strategic Management topics. Book includes a forward by Malik Salameh.
Michael Allison Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations. A Practical Guide for Dynamic Times Michael Allison Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations. A Practical Guide for Dynamic Times Новинка

Michael Allison Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations. A Practical Guide for Dynamic Times

3015.84 руб.
The bestselling guide to nonprofit planning, with proven, practical advice Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations describes a proven method for creating an effective, organized, actionable strategy, tailored to the unique needs of the nonprofit organization. Now in its third edition, this bestselling manual contains new information about the value of plans, specific guidance toward business planning, and additional information about the strategic plan document itself. Real-world case studies illustrate different planning and implementation scenarios and techniques, and the companion website offers templates, tools, and worksheets that streamline the process. The book provides expert insight, describing common misperceptions and pitfalls to avoid, helping readers craft a strategic plan that adheres to the core values of the organization. A well-honed strategic plan helps nonprofit managers set priorities, and acquire and allocate the resources necessary to achieve their goals. It also provides a framework for handling challenges, and keeps the focus on the organization's priorities. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent source of guidance for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget, helping readers to: Identify the reasons for planning, and gather information from internal and external stakeholders Assess the current situation accurately, and agree on priorities, mission, values, and vision Prioritize goals and objectives for the plan, and develop a detailed implementation strategy Evaluate and monitor a changing environment, updating roles, goals, and parameters as needed Different organizations have different needs, processes, resources, and priorities. The one thing they have in common is the need for a no-nonsense approach to planning with practical guidance and a customizable framework. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations takes the fear out of planning, with expert guidance on the nonprofit's most vital management activity.
John Abbink B. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation. Rethinking the Institutional Approach John Abbink B. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation. Rethinking the Institutional Approach Новинка

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5340.54 руб.
An insightful guide to making strategic investment allocation decisions that embraces both alternative and conventional assets In this much-needed resource, alternative and portfolio management expert John Abbink demonstrates new ways of analyzing and deploying alternative assets and explains the practical application of these techniques. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation clearly shows how alternative investments fit into portfolios and the role they play in an investment allocation that includes traditional investments as well. This book also describes innovative methods for valuation as applied to alternatives that previously have been difficult to analyze. Offers institutional investors, analysts, researchers, portfolio managers, and financial academics a down-to-earth method for measuring and analyzing alternative assets Reviews some of the latest alternatives that are increasing in popularity, such as high-frequency trading, direct lending, and long-term investment in real assets Outlines a strategic approach for including alternative investments into portfolios and shows the pivotal role they play in an investment allocation Using the information found in this book, you'll have a clearer sense of how to approach investment issues related to alternative assets and discover what it takes to make these products work for you.
John Bryson M. Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan. A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations John Bryson M. Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan. A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations Новинка

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Based on John Bryson's acclaimed comprehensive approach to strategic planning, the Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan workbook provides a step-by-step process, tools, techniques, and worksheets to help successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot an organization's strategy over the long haul. This new and immensely practical workbook helps organizations work through the typical challenges of leading implementation for sustained change. It spotlights the importance of effective leadership for long-term successful strategic plan implementation. The authors include a wealth of tools designed to help with goal and objective setting, budgeting, stakeholder analysis, priority reconciliation, strategies in practice, special leadership roles, cultural changes, and more. The workbook's conceptual framework, step-by-step process, and worksheets can be applied in a variety of ways. It can be used as a whole, or selected parts can be used by board members, boards of directors, senior management teams, implementation teams, and task forces on a regular basis throughout the process of sustained implementation. The workbook's individual worksheets, or combinations of worksheets, can be used as needed to address a variety of implementation-related tasks.
Nabyla Daidj Value Creation in Management Accounting and Strategic Management. An Integrated Approach Nabyla Daidj Value Creation in Management Accounting and Strategic Management. An Integrated Approach Новинка

Nabyla Daidj Value Creation in Management Accounting and Strategic Management. An Integrated Approach

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This book explores two combined approaches (strategy and accounting) from a cross-disciplinary perspective in order to improve knowledge of value creation in various contexts. Existing studies on this topic have generally adopted a purely account-based or strategy-oriented approach to address this issue. However, this book draws upon a number of well-defined theoretical and empirical backgrounds and methodologies. Since the 1980s, many changes have occurred and companies have increasingly focused their strategies on value creation. Consequently, new strategic directions have emerged, especially for managerial accounting. Management accounting and alignment with strategy could thus improve performance. This book encourages further thought and reflection on these issues which should be pursued in the future as firms face new challenges associated with the acceleration of digital transformation.
John Bryson M. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement John Bryson M. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement Новинка

John Bryson M. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement

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How can leaders use strategic planning to strengthen their public and nonprofit organizations? In this fourth edition of his perennial bestseller Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Bryson provides the most updated version of his thoughtful strategic planning model and outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations must embrace strategic planning to improve their performance. Introduced in the first edition and refined over the past 18 years, the Strategy Change Cycle–a proven planning process used successfully by a large number of nonprofit and public organizations–is the framework used to guide the reader through the strategic planning process. Bryson offers detailed guidance on implementing the process, and specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organization. In addition, he clarifies the organizational designs through which strategic thought and action will be encouraged and embraced throughout an entire organization. In addition to updated examples, new cases, and additional information on boundaries, distinctive competencies, Actor-Network theory, Bryson will creat an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, PowerPoint teaching slides, and additional cases.
John Bryson M. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement John Bryson M. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement Новинка

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How can leaders use strategic planning to strengthen their public and nonprofit organizations? In this fourth edition of his perennial bestseller Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Bryson provides the most updated version of his thoughtful strategic planning model and outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations must embrace strategic planning to improve their performance. Introduced in the first edition and refined over the past 18 years, the Strategy Change Cycle–a proven planning process used successfully by a large number of nonprofit and public organizations–is the framework used to guide the reader through the strategic planning process. Bryson offers detailed guidance on implementing the process, and specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organization. In addition, he clarifies the organizational designs through which strategic thought and action will be encouraged and embraced throughout an entire organization. In addition to updated examples, new cases, and additional information on boundaries, distinctive competencies, Actor-Network theory, Bryson will creat an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, PowerPoint teaching slides, and additional cases.
Otto Lerbinger Corporate Communication. An International and Management Perspective Otto Lerbinger Corporate Communication. An International and Management Perspective Новинка

Otto Lerbinger Corporate Communication. An International and Management Perspective

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Provides an international and management perspective on the field of corporate communication Corporate communication plays an important role in higher-level management to help build and preserve a company’s reputation. This intangible yet valuable asset determines the net worth of a company and affects the success of its operations. Corporate Communication: An International and Management Perspective introduces readers to the broad environment of the modern extended organization and provides an understanding of the globalization process. It describes how economic, political, and cultural features of a country affect company decisions and communication and discusses various communication disciplines and practices that are employed in programs and campaigns. This book addresses the key management issues of sustainability and technology and innovation. It also emphasizes the importance of why corporate communication must be seen as a management function and not restricted to a communication process. Presented in five parts, Corporate Communication offers comprehensive chapters covering: The Domain of Corporate Communication; Strategic Application of Communication Practices; International Perspective; Key Management Issues of Sustainability and Technology; and Corporate Communication Contribution to Management. The foundation of Corporate Communication is public relations but also included is the entire range of communication practices and the contribution to management decision making. Conceptualizes corporate communication as a strategic management function which helps management recognize, adjust to, and construct policy related to global issues Emphasizes the critical role that corporate communication plays in making corporate decisions and behaviors more socially responsible and sustainable Demonstrates how corporate communication draws on public affairs, marketing and social media in its strategic planning Emphasizes the critical importance of relationships to corporations and their effect on reputation Provides numerous examples of cases of global problems and how corporations have responded to them Corporate Communication is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in schools of communication and schools of business and management who want to extend their competence to the global arena and to combine the various communication practices to design strategic programs and campaigns. Course titles include corporate communication, international public relations, corporate public affairs, global marketing communication, global corporate communication, and social media.
Yanchun Zhou Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design IV Yanchun Zhou Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design IV Новинка

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Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 10 – Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design IV A collection of 25 papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in the Geopolymers and Chemically Bonded Ceramics (Focused Session 1); Thermal Management Materials and Technologies (Focused Sessoin 2); and Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics and Nano-laminated Ternary Carbides and Nitrides (MAX Phases) (Symposium 12).
Daniel Cassidy A Manager's Guide to Strategic Retirement Plan Management Daniel Cassidy A Manager's Guide to Strategic Retirement Plan Management Новинка

Daniel Cassidy A Manager's Guide to Strategic Retirement Plan Management

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"Daniel Cassidy has written a detailed, comprehensive guide for managers to understand and succeed at the ongoing process of managing a company retirement plan. If motivating your employees is important to you as a manager, this book is an essential key to your success." –Josh Gordon, author of Presentations That Change Minds and Selling 2.0 Written by renowned retirement benefits planning specialist Daniel Cassidy, A Manager's Guide to Strategic Retirement Plan Management focuses on current best practices regarding company-sponsored retirement plans within the United States. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this valuable guide will aid managers in applying strategic thinking to their retirement plan management activities–whether it be a 401(k) plan, investing in company stock, or a traditional defined benefit plan. It will also help you to view retirement plans in a holistic manner–ever more necessary given the unpredictable economy and recent troubles with companies such as Enron and WorldCom. Covering everything from administrative issues to financial and legal responsibilities, A Manager's Guide to Strategic Retirement Plan Management will allow you to make the best decisions possible while managing this ongoing process and help you find solutions that best fit your organization's specific needs.
B. Simerson Keith Leading with Strategic Thinking. Four Ways Effective Leaders Gain Insight, Drive Change, and Get Results B. Simerson Keith Leading with Strategic Thinking. Four Ways Effective Leaders Gain Insight, Drive Change, and Get Results Новинка

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Be a more effective leader with strategic thinking Leading with Strategic Thinking reveals what effective leaders do differently. Eschewing the one-size-fits-all leadership model, this helpful guide outlines four general leadership types and demonstrates how each type achieves success – whether through personal vision, structured process, collaboration, or by empowering others. The authors identify the actions and skills that distinguish strategic leadership, drawn from interviews and focus groups with over three hundred leaders from around the world. Examples and case studies illustrate these concepts in action, and the provided reference materials steer readers toward more advanced information on this important topic. The disruptive forces of technology and globalization raise new challenges for leaders. This book is a manual that will help executives and aspiring leaders harness these forces and address the two central questions of strategic leadership: How do the best leaders develop their strategy? How do effective leaders drive strategic change? Becoming a strategic leader isn’t about mimicking an icon. The most effective leaders seize opportunity in a way that consciously integrates environmental requirements, stakeholder expectations, and personal ability. Leading with Strategic Thinking shows what these leaders do, and gives anyone the tools to be a more strategic leader.
Robert Swaim W. The Strategic Drucker. Growth Strategies and Marketing Insights from the Works of Peter Drucker Robert Swaim W. The Strategic Drucker. Growth Strategies and Marketing Insights from the Works of Peter Drucker Новинка

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The strategy and marketing wisdom of Peter Drucker, compiled into one handy guide Peter Drucker was widely considered the father of modern management. His 39 books and countless scholarly and popular articles predicted many of the major economic developments of the late twentieth century, and his influence upon modern business is almost immeasurable. In The Strategic Drucker, Drucker associate and student Robert Swaim has distilled Drucker's most important business strategies and philosophies into one valuable book. Swaim recounts and compiles Drucker's insight on growth, strategic planning, sales, marketing, innovation, and a wealth of other vital business topics. For anyone who wants to get to know the real Drucker, without digging through all of his books and articles, The Strategic Drucker is a valuable resource. Robert Swaim, PhD (Beijing, China), has taught at numerous universities around the world and collaborated with Peter Drucker in developing an MBA and executive development program for Chinese executives and managers.

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This book discusses management and engineering innovation with a particular emphasis on human resource management (HRM) and production engineering. In an innovation context, the disciplines of management and engineering are linked to promote sustainable development, seeking cultural and geographical diversity in the studies of HRM and engineering, applications that can have a particular impact on organizational communications, change processes and work practices. This connection reflects the diversity of societal and infrastructural conditions. The authors mainly analyze research on important issues that transcend the boundaries of individual academic subjects and managerial functions. They take into account interdisciplinary scholarship and commentaries that challenge the paradigms and assumptions of individual disciplines or functions, which are based on conceptual and/or empirical literature. The book is designed to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all those involved in management and engineering innovation whether in the profit or not-for-profit sectors, or in the public or private sectors. Contents 1. We the Engineers and Them the Managers, Teresa Carla Oliveira and Joao Fontes Da Costa. 2. Strategic Capabilities for Successful Engagement in Proactive CSR in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Resource-Based View Approach, Nuttaneeya (Ann) Torugsa and Wayne O’Donohue. 3. Innovative Management Development in the Automotive Supply Industry – A Preliminary Case Study for the Development of an Innovative Approach to Innovation Management, Frank E.P. Dievernich and Kim Oliver Tokarski. 4. Innovative Product Design and Development through Online Customization, M. Reza Abdi and Vipin Khanna. 5. Struggling for Survival and Success: Can Brazil’s Defense Industry Help Foster Innovation?, Alex Lôbo Carlos and Regina Maria de Oliveira Leite. 6. Knowledge Management Fostering Innovation: Balancing Practices and Enabling Contexts, Maria Joao Santos and Raky Wane. 7. Institutional Logics Promoting and Inhibiting Innovation, Teresa Carla Trigo Oliveira and Stuart Holland. 8. HRM in SMEs in Portugal: An Innovative Proposal of Characterization, Pedro Ribeiro Novo Melo and Carolina Machado. About the Authors Carolina Machado has been teaching Human Resource Management since 1989 at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Portugal, becoming Associate Professor in 2004. Her research interests include the fields of Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Management Change and Knowledge Management. J. Paulo Davim is Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in production and mechanical engineering.
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