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Management of specific areas

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Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy

Author: Nigel Slack, Mike Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Now in its sixth edition, Operations Strategy is the ideal introductory text to help you understand the strategic importance and scope of the operations function. With its clear structure and highly practical approach, the text provides a logical path through the key activities and decisions of operations strategy, as well as covering the broad principles that underpin the subject and the way in which operations are put together in practice. The text draws on numerous cases and examples from a range of businesses and organisations from a variety of sectors, including Amazon, Apple, Dyson, IKEA, Intel, Rolls Royce, Samsung, Singapore Airlines, Tesco, ARM, Toyota, Zara and many more. It is comprehensive, balanced in its treatment of the subject and international in outlook, making it the perfect choice of text whether you are studying operations strategy on an MBA course, as part of your undergraduate or postgraduate studies or you are a business executive.

GEAC A Guide for Librarians and Systems Managers

GEAC A Guide for Librarians and Systems Managers

Author: Duncan R Westlake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

First published in 1992, this guide examines GEAC's place in the automated libraries' market and describes the hardware and software products available. It serves as both an introduction to, and a description of, the products GEAC sell to libraries, which would be of interest to current users as well as prospective purchasers and students. An account of how the system is initially set up and run is followed by descriptions of the circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions and local information packages. Other chapters cover management information and communication with external networks. This guide represents the experiences of users of the systems.

Plant Factory An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production

Plant Factory An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production

Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production, Second Edition presents a comprehensive look at the implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops for both improved food security and environmental sustainability. Edited and authored by leading experts in PF and controlled environment agriculture (CEA), the book is divided into five sections, including an Overview and the Concept of Closed Plant Production Systems (CPPS), the Basics of Physics and Physiology - Environments and Their Effects, System Design, Construction, Cultivation and Management and Plant Factories in Operation. In addition to new coverage on the rapid advancement of LED technology and its application in indoor vertical farming, other revisions to the new edition include updated information on the status of business R&D and selected commercial PFALs (plant factory with artificial lighting). Additional updates include those focused on micro and mini-PFALs for improving the quality of life in urban areas, the physics and physiology of light, the impact of PFAL on the medicinal components of plants, and the system design, construction, cultivation and management issues related to transplant production within closed systems, photoautotrophic micro-propagation and education, training and intensive business forums on PFs.

Business Education for Competence and Responsibility

Business Education for Competence and Responsibility

Author: Thomas H. Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

The dedication of the new buildings for the School of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill served as an occasion for a renewed dedication to the goals of education in this particular field. Among the speakers, whose addresses are included in this collection, are: Frank W. Abrams, Donald K. David, George M. Harrison, Thomas B. McCabe, and James E. Webb. Originally published in 1954. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Crisis Communication Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Crisis Communication Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Author: Audra (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Diers-Lawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2019

Crises come in many shapes and sizes, including media blunders, social media activism, extortion, product tampering, security issues, natural disasters, accidents, and negligence - just to name a few. For organizations, crises are pervasive, challenging, and catastrophic, as well as opportunities for organizations to thrive and emerge stronger. Despite the proliferation of research and books related to crisis communication, the voice that is often lost is that of the stakeholder. Yet, as both a public relations and management function, stakeholders are central to the success and failure of organizations responding to and managing crises in a cross-platform and global environment. This core textbook provides a comprehensive and research-driven introduction to crisis communication, critical factors influencing crisis response, and what we know about predicting stakeholder responses to crises. Incorporated into each chapter are global case studies, ethical challenges, and practitioner considerations. Online resources include an extensive set of multimedia materials ranging from podcast mini-lectures to in-class exercises, and simulation-based activities for skills development (https://audralawson.com/resources/crisis-communication-managing-stakeholder-relationships/). Demonstrating the connection between theory, decision-making, and strategy development in a crisis context, this is a vital text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, and Strategic Management.

Digital Governance Leading and Thriving in a World of Fast-Changing Technologies

Digital Governance Leading and Thriving in a World of Fast-Changing Technologies

Author: Jeremy Swinfen Green, Stephen Daniels Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Digital Governance provides managers with a simple and jargon-free introduction to the impact that digital technology can have on the governance of their organisations. Digital technology is at the heart of any enterprise today, changing business processes and the way we work. But this technology is often used inefficiently, riskily or inappropriately. Worse perhaps, many organisational leaders fail to grasp the opportunities it offers and thus fail to transform their organisations through the use of technology. This book provides an explanation of the basic issues around the opportunities and risks associated with digital technology. It describes the role that digital technology can play across organisations (and not just behind the locked doors of the IT department), giving boards and top management the insight to develop strategies for investing in and exploiting digital technology as well as arming them with the knowledge required to ask the right questions of specialists and to detect when the answers given are evasive or irrelevant. International in its scope, this essential book covers the fundamental principles of digital governance such as leadership, capability, accountability for value creation and transparency of reporting, integrity and ethical behaviour.

Crisis Communication Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Crisis Communication Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Author: Audra (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Diers-Lawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Crises come in many shapes and sizes, including media blunders, social media activism, extortion, product tampering, security issues, natural disasters, accidents, and negligence - just to name a few. For organizations, crises are pervasive, challenging, and catastrophic, as well as opportunities for organizations to thrive and emerge stronger. Despite the proliferation of research and books related to crisis communication, the voice that is often lost is that of the stakeholder. Yet, as both a public relations and management function, stakeholders are central to the success and failure of organizations responding to and managing crises in a cross-platform and global environment. This core textbook provides a comprehensive and research-driven introduction to crisis communication, critical factors influencing crisis response, and what we know about predicting stakeholder responses to crises. Incorporated into each chapter are global case studies, ethical challenges, and practitioner considerations. Online resources include an extensive set of multimedia materials ranging from podcast mini-lectures to in-class exercises, and simulation-based activities for skills development (https://audralawson.com/resources/crisis-communication-managing-stakeholder-relationships/). Demonstrating the connection between theory, decision-making, and strategy development in a crisis context, this is a vital text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, and Strategic Management.

Managing Chinese-African Business Interactions Growing Intercultural Competence in Organizations

Managing Chinese-African Business Interactions Growing Intercultural Competence in Organizations

Author: Claude-Helene Mayer Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

This book provides deep insights into intercultural collaboration among business partners, employees, managers, and entrepreneurs in Chinese-African professional interactions. It presents cultural and theoretical knowledge on Chinese and African management, leadership, and philosophy. Chinese and African scholars and professionals share their insights into how to address intercultural management challenges proactively and successfully. The cases provide insights into a wide variety of industries and offer actual scenarios studied in governmental, parastatal, and private Chinese-owned organizations in twelve African countries. This book will benefit a broad readership including scholars in employment relations and business management as well as African and Chinese collaborators in academia, government, NGOs and industry.

Risk Management and Simulation

Risk Management and Simulation

Author: Aparna Gupta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2019

The challenges of the current financial environment have revealed the need for a new generation of professionals who combine training in traditional finance disciplines with an understanding of sophisticated quantitative and analytical tools. Risk Management and Simulation shows how simulation modeling and analysis can help you solve risk management problems related to market, credit, operational, business, and strategic risk. Simulation models and methodologies offer an effective way to address many of these problems and are easy for finance professionals to understand and use. Drawing on the author's extensive teaching experience, this accessible book walks you through the concepts, models, and computational techniques. How Simulation Models Can Help You Manage Risk More Effectively Organized into four parts, the book begins with the concepts and framework for risk management. It then introduces the modeling and computational techniques for solving risk management problems, from model development, verification, and validation to designing simulation experiments and conducting appropriate output analysis. The third part of the book delves into specific issues of risk management in a range of risk types. These include market risk, equity risk, interest rate risk, commodity risk, currency risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, and strategic, business, and operational risks. The author also examines insurance as a mechanism for risk management and risk transfer. The final part of the book explores advanced concepts and techniques. The book contains extensive review questions and detailed quantitative or computational exercises in all chapters. Use of MATLAB (R) mathematical software is encouraged and suggestions for MATLAB functions are provided throughout. Learn Step by Step, from Basic Concepts to More Complex Models Packed with applied examples and exercises,

Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program

Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program

Author: Kelley Okolita Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn't get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization? Increasing threats to business operations, both natural and man-made, mean a disaster could occur at any time. It is essential that corporations and institutions develop plans to ensure the preservation of business operations and the technology that supports them should risks become reality. Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program goes beyond theory to provide planners with actual tools needed to build a continuity program in any enterprise. Drawing on over two decades of experience creating continuity plans and exercising them in real recoveries, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Master Business Continuity Planner, Kelley Okolita, provides guidance on each step of the process. She details how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time. Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, and for any number of reasons. However, by proactively planning for such events, smart leaders can prepare their organizations to minimize tragic consequences and readily restore order with confidence in the face of such adversity.

Big Data to Improve Strategic Network Planning in Airlines

Big Data to Improve Strategic Network Planning in Airlines

Author: Maximilian Schosser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2019

Big data has become an important success driver in airline network planning. Maximilian Schosser explores the status quo of network planning across a case study group consisting of nine airlines representing different business models. The author describes 23 big data opportunities for airline network planning and evaluates them based on their specific value contribution for airline network planning. Subsequently, he develops a financial evaluation methodology for big data opportunities based on key performance indicators for airline network planning departments.