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See below for a selection of the latest books from Business strategy category. Presented with a red border are the Business strategy books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Business strategy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Football Betting Title

Football Betting Title

Author: Anonymous Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Non-fiction title coming in Spring 2020. More information coming soon.

Football Betting Title

Football Betting Title

Author: Anonymous Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Renewable Energy Management in Emerging Economies Strategies for Growth

Renewable Energy Management in Emerging Economies Strategies for Growth

Author: Henry K. H. Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Renewable energy has never been more important than it is now, as climate change becomes arguably the world's most urgent problem to be solved. Solving this problem is proving difficult and complex; none more so than for emerging economies that are undergoing rapid economic development with increasing use of fossil fuels. There are many challenges for these countries that are making efforts to promote renewable energy use, with limited resources. Good government policies and corporate strategies are essential to support these efforts as a part of the global climate change crisis. This important book addresses the very latest developments in renewables energy management plus the key challenges and risks. Potential new policies and strategies for the further growth of renewable energies in emerging economies, together with high level business case examples of renewables management in emerging economies, are addressed. This book is essential reading for policy makers, government employees, business executives, professionals, researchers and academics looking to improve global renewables energy policies, investments and management.

Platform Strategy: A New Paradigm For A Changing World

Platform Strategy: A New Paradigm For A Changing World

In the last century, we have witnessed the rise of a new kind of company, one that leverages on a new business model - the platform.Though platform companies are very common, they can take extremely diverse forms in today's business landscape. People use the term 'platform' to mean many different things. Managers are often confused about which is platform business and which is not. When it comes to platform strategy, things become even more complicated.Using real world examples, this book acts as a primer for platform strategy, discussing the underlying mechanism of various types of platform models to help people understand what platform business is and what they can do with it. Theories and frameworks appropriate for understanding platform business are introduced and related cases follow to support readers' understanding. The diverse and international case studies analysed range from IBM's horizontal production platform, to the digital platform of China's breakout smartphone star, Xiaomi.This book will not only enable readers to understand platform business, but also teach them how to harness these frameworks to build effective strategies for their own platform business pursuits.

Strategy Theory, Practice, Implementation

Strategy Theory, Practice, Implementation

What does strategy mean to a Head of Environment, Social, and Governance in a globally-leading asset management company in London? How does the Chair of a not-for-profit community interest company, which supports women in Scotland to thrive in business, use learning to shape strategy? How is innovation, digitalization, and disruption viewed by the CEO of a Singaporean fintech start-up? Strategy: Theory, Practice, Implementation represents a new breed of textbook for this discipline. Developed in consultation with lecturers, students, and professionals, the book's research-driven Process-Practice Model of Strategy places implementation at its core, enabling students to develop a crystal clear understanding of how strategy operates in a culture of dynamism, adaptability, and change. The authors' wealth of teaching, research, and practitioner experience shines through in their writing as they strike the perfect balance between clarity and rigour. They expertly cover all the core areas of strategy, using carefully paced, step-by-step guidance to apply theories and models of strategy to a diverse range of examples, making the text the most practical of its kind. Moving beyond the limits of traditional texts, Strategy offers unique Practitioner Insights (and accompanying video interviews) gathered from professionals engaged in a range of strategic roles, across multiple industries and sectors worldwide, to help students grasp the complex reality of strategic management in practice. Strategy: Theory, Practice, Implementation ultimately provides students with a lively, critical, and highly practical approach to thinking, talking, and acting like a strategist. This text will inspire them and fully prepare them for their future career in business. Online resources accompaning the textbook include: For registered adopters: - A test bank - PowerPoint slides - Answers to, or guidance on, the chapter-opening case study questions in the book - A series of 'Boardroom Challenges' for use in group role play exercises / action learning simulations - Teaching notes on using the 'Boardroom Challenges' in class For students: - Video interviews with the practitioners from the Practitioner Insights, and further videos providing advice on how students can enhance their employability. - Research Insights to broaden students' perspectives of academic research and its impact on strategic thinking - Links to articles, cases, chapters, or multimedia resources to support students' further reading - Additional case studies with exercises or discussion questions - Video interviews with the authors in which they discuss key theories and implementation issues - MCQs - Guidance on how to analyse a case study - Flashcard glossary

Truth from the Valley A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade

Truth from the Valley A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade

Author: Mark Settle Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Management challenges faced by IT leaders in Silicon Valley will eventually be encountered by IT leaders everywhere. Successful Silicon Valley firms operate in radically different ways when compared with their conventional Fortune 500 counterparts. Valley firms rely almost exclusively on cloud-based business applications and cloud-computing resources to conduct daily business. In addition, they are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence and machine-learning tools to extract business information from vast quantities of data. Valley firms are operating on the leading edge of the changes taking place within the IT industry. In some cases, they are literally defining the leading edge of such changes! Truth from the Valley provides insight into ways in which people, process, and technology management challenges have been addressed by IT leaders in Silicon Valley. This book provides a comprehensive portrayal of the trends that will shape IT management practices in the next decade, and it challenges its readers to find ways of converting these challenges into opportunities that will enable their organizations to become more efficient, more impactful, and more business relevant in the future.

Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Author: David Rizzardo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Lean - Let's Get It Right!: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement (978-0-367-42991-1, 340939) Shelving Guide: Business & Management / Lean Management This book addresses the root causes of why a majority of Lean transformations have not met expectations. More importantly, it provides the information needed to turn around the failure mechanisms and transform them into critical success factors. Lean - Let's Get It Right! delves into the psychology of change and motivation, and clarifies the roles and responsibility changes which are required for alignment with Lean principles. While the author includes a review of Lean principles, the majority of the book either provides more depth of understanding of the principles or highlights how misalignment can thwart Lean transformation efforts. This provides not only clarity, but it establishes a solid reference point or framework to guide the Lean strategy. The reader will begin to see how the principles are not simply a random set of characteristics or features of Lean but are actually a set of fundamental beliefs on which all else is based. Though repeated throughout the book that an organization must develop the specifics of their own Lean roadmap, this book concludes with guidance on making it happen. This book, with its primary focus on people, leadership, and principles, and less so on the details of tools and techniques, can be thought of as providing the few critical missing puzzle pieces to enable an effective Lean transformation.

Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Author: David Rizzardo Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Lean - Let's Get It Right!: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement (978-0-367-42991-1, 340939) Shelving Guide: Business & Management / Lean Management This book addresses the root causes of why a majority of Lean transformations have not met expectations. More importantly, it provides the information needed to turn around the failure mechanisms and transform them into critical success factors. Lean - Let's Get It Right! delves into the psychology of change and motivation, and clarifies the roles and responsibility changes which are required for alignment with Lean principles. While the author includes a review of Lean principles, the majority of the book either provides more depth of understanding of the principles or highlights how misalignment can thwart Lean transformation efforts. This provides not only clarity, but it establishes a solid reference point or framework to guide the Lean strategy. The reader will begin to see how the principles are not simply a random set of characteristics or features of Lean but are actually a set of fundamental beliefs on which all else is based. Though repeated throughout the book that an organization must develop the specifics of their own Lean roadmap, this book concludes with guidance on making it happen. This book, with its primary focus on people, leadership, and principles, and less so on the details of tools and techniques, can be thought of as providing the few critical missing puzzle pieces to enable an effective Lean transformation.

The New Strategist Shape your Organization and Stay Ahead of Change

The New Strategist Shape your Organization and Stay Ahead of Change

Author: Prof. em Dr. Gunter Muller-Stewens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

As organizations face an unprecedented rate of change, how should the role of the strategist adapt to address new challenges? Based on original research and consulting projects from the Institute of Management and Strategy, University of St. Gallen, The New Strategist is a practical guide which explains how to execute strategy, not just think about the theory. It examines day-to-day strategy work, explores the competences required by strategic leaders, and maps out the strategist's tools of the trade, including processes, initiatives and discourse. Using a rich and unique data set, this book looks at the roles of different strategists in an organization and emphasizes the importance of managers and strategy consultants as well as Chief Strategy Officers and other leaders. Crucially, The New Strategist focuses on the practice of strategy rather than the theory, answering key questions around how professional strategists should work and which methods and techniques they should draw upon. This timely and authoritative text will support and strengthen managers in fulfilling their strategic leadership responsibilities, allowing them to contribute to the professionalization of the field and ensure their role is suitable for the future of business.

Strategic Management in the Maritime Sector A Case Study of Poland and Germany

Strategic Management in the Maritime Sector A Case Study of Poland and Germany

Author: Michael Roe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

First published in 1999, this volume explores port strategic management in Poland and Germany. It is part of the Plymouth Studies in Contemporary Shipping series represents a unique collection of papers and edited texts from the leading maritime institute in Western Europe at the University of Plymouth. It covers all aspects of the industry from operations through to the logistical framework that supports the sector. Designed both for practising academics and the shipping and ports industry itself, the series, combining the output for some of the leading academic commentators in the world from the UK, Korea, Germany and Poland, is an original and novel contribution to the maritime debate.

National Policy, Global Giants How Australia Built and Lost its Automotive Industry

National Policy, Global Giants How Australia Built and Lost its Automotive Industry

Author: John Wormald, Kim Rennick Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2020

What can we tell about the future of automobiles and the industries that make them by examining their past? Wormald and Rennick trace the history of powered land transport, the rise and fall of the railways, the spectacular rise of the automobile, and what might come next. Delving into the mighty and complex automotive industry, following the growth of the markets and production, this book illustrates the globalization of vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers, giving form to the development of the industry's business model. A key factor in an auto-industry's successes and failures is the often-difficult relationship it has with government, which varies in nature from country to country. As an illustrative case, Wormald and Rennick present and analyse the entire lifecycle of Australia's automotive history - including its birth, growth, functioning and death - and its shifting relationship with the government that supported it.