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Management of specific areas

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Operations Management for Social Good 2018 POMS International Conference in Rio

Operations Management for Social Good 2018 POMS International Conference in Rio

Author: Adriana Leiras Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

This volume showcases the presentations and discussions delivered at the 2018 POMS International Conference in Rio. Through a collection of selected papers, it is possible to review the impact and application of operations management for social good, with contributions across a wide range of topics, including: humanitarian operations and crisis management, healthcare operations management, sustainable operations, artificial intelligence and data analytics in operations, product innovation and technology in operations management, marketing and operations management, service operations and servitization, logistics and supply chain management, resilience and risk in operations, defense, and tourism among other emerging Operations Management issues. The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is one of the most important and influential societies in the subject of Production Engineering and, as an international professional and academic organization, represents the interests of professionals and academics in production management and operations around the world.

Corruption in Latin America

Corruption in Latin America

Author: David Arellano-Gault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2019

In Corruption in Latin America the reader is presented with an alternative starting point for understanding corruption in this key region. The author asserts that corruption is a stable and rational social and organizational mechanism. Seen through this lens, we can begin to understand why it persists, and how to implement strategies to control corruption effectively. Beginning with an in-depth, nuanced examination of the concept of corruption, the author establishes the theoretical basis for viewing corruption as a social construct. An analysis of the experiences of three countries in the region - Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico - provides the reader with concrete data from which they can understand how and why these behaviors are reproduced, validated, and tolerated in everyday settings between governments and citizens, governments and firms, and firms and clients. Once we see corruption as the socially sanctioned norm for getting business done, we can begin to produce and propose effective solutions to reduce corruption in Latin America by designing and implementing instruments that transform this dynamic. This rigorous and original approach will challenge the reader's assumptions about corruption, and will appeal to students of corporate governance, international business, public management, and business ethics.

Corruption in Latin America

Corruption in Latin America

Author: David Arellano-Gault Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2019

In Corruption in Latin America the reader is presented with an alternative starting point for understanding corruption in this key region. The author asserts that corruption is a stable and rational social and organizational mechanism. Seen through this lens, we can begin to understand why it persists, and how to implement strategies to control corruption effectively. Beginning with an in-depth, nuanced examination of the concept of corruption, the author establishes the theoretical basis for viewing corruption as a social construct. An analysis of the experiences of three countries in the region - Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico - provides the reader with concrete data from which they can understand how and why these behaviors are reproduced, validated, and tolerated in everyday settings between governments and citizens, governments and firms, and firms and clients. Once we see corruption as the socially sanctioned norm for getting business done, we can begin to produce and propose effective solutions to reduce corruption in Latin America by designing and implementing instruments that transform this dynamic. This rigorous and original approach will challenge the reader's assumptions about corruption, and will appeal to students of corporate governance, international business, public management, and business ethics.

Corporate Governance in India

Corporate Governance in India

Author: Arindam (KREA University, India) Das Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2019

This book looks at how we can promote better governance practices in business organizations of developing economies. It presents a mix of conceptual perspectives and observations on corporate governance practices in a concise manner and illustrates through empirical evidence drawn from Indian business environment. The secondary data analysis provides insights into Indian firms' corporate governance practices. This book is a useful reference for anyone who wishes to identify leading practices and develop broad recommendations applicable for developing economies in general.

Strategic Capability Response Analysis The Convergence of Industrie 4.0, Value Chain Network Management 2.0 and Stakeholder Value-Led Management

Strategic Capability Response Analysis The Convergence of Industrie 4.0, Value Chain Network Management 2.0 and Stakeholder Value-Led Management

Author: Deborah Helman, David Walters Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

This book integrates Industrie 4.0, Value Chain Network Management 2.0, and Stakeholder Value-Led Management into a method offering organizations an opportunity to be more analytical when making strategic decisions for operations management activities. Strategic Capability Response Analysis embraces the value expectations of all stakeholders in a business enterprise and links them together with a demand-supply-response relationship. This convergence delivers a focused agile-rolling-value proposition that optimizes the expectations and the resources of its stakeholder constituents. The use of strategic capability response analysis considers the implications of the changing environment of value chain network management for the digital age. Industrie 4.0 has presented numerous opportunities across all industries to improve both the effectiveness of strategic decisions and the efficiency of their implementation to the network stakeholders. As Industrie 4.0 is changing the characteristics of decision making, the proposed model considers the impact of alternative solutions on the core business model components of performance, profitability, productivity, producibility, partnerships and preservation. The book includes case studies to highlight current management problems and how this approach can be used to help resolve those issues.

Quantitative Methods for Management A Practical Approach

Quantitative Methods for Management A Practical Approach

Author: Miguel Angel Canela, Ines Alegre, Alberto Ibarra Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2019

This book focuses on the use of quantitative methods for both business and management, helping readers understand the most relevant quantitative methods for managerial decision-making. Pursuing a highly practical approach, the book reduces the theoretical information to a minimum, so as to give full prominence to the analysis of real business problems. Each chapter includes a brief theoretical explanation, followed by a real-life managerial case that needs to be solved, which is accompanied by a corresponding Microsoft Excel (R) dataset. The practical cases and exercises are solved using Excel, and for each problem, the authors provide an Excel file with the complete solution and corresponding calculations, which can be downloaded easily from the book's website. Further, in an appendix, readers can find solutions to the same problems, but using the R statistical language. The book represents a valuable reference guide for postgraduate, MBA and executive education students, as it offers a hands-on, practical approach to learning quantitative methods in a managerial context. It will also be of interest to managers looking for a practical and straightforward way to learn about quantitative methods and improve their decision-making processes.

Contemporary Logistics in China Interconnective Channels and Collaborative Sharing

Contemporary Logistics in China Interconnective Channels and Collaborative Sharing

Author: Xiang Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2019

This book is the ninth volume in Contemporary Logistics in China , authored by the researchers in Logistics Research Center at Nankai University. In the spirit of the eight preceding annual volumes, this book carries on the ideal of providing a systematic exposition on the logistics development in China for the English-speaking community at large. Specially, this volume captures China's logistics development at a crucial turning point. This present report consists of nine chapters, organized into three sections. The introductory section, consisting of two chapters, depicts the current development status of the China's logistics market and the logistics facilities and technology. The second section addresses the characteristics of logistics industries in China including the transportation logistics, the manufacturing logistics, the commerce logistics, and the agricultural products logistics. The final section, consisting of three chapters, discusses some hot logistics topics in China. Chapter 7 describes the emerging service models and innovation of China's highway freight platforms. The next chapter deals with the development and innovation of the Belt and Road cross-border logistics service system. The last chapter presents China's Logistics development and prospect under the context of sharing economy. As with the previous eight volumes, the ultimate aim of this book is to present a timely portrayal of the rapid pace of growth of China's logistics market and the status of its logistics industry's evolution. In so doing, the book offers an in-depth analysis of critical issues involved in the ongoing dynamic and multi-faceted development, and provides a valuable reference resource for interested readers in the academic and professional fields.

The Audit Value Factor

The Audit Value Factor

Author: Daniel Samson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2019

This book provides practitioners with strategies and tools for establishing and maintaining a successful, value-centric internal audit organization.

Exercise Design for Disaster Managers

Exercise Design for Disaster Managers

Author: Jeffrey R. (Booz Allen Hamilton, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, USA) Roth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2019

Exercises are problem solving tools - they bring people together and inspire out of the box thinking. To be efficient, excersises need a deliberate focus on a particular preparedness need or threat, a vision for what the outcome should be, and a plan detailing the structural components needed to make it work - no more, no less. Often people get bogged down in process and lose sight of why they are conducting the exercise in the first place. This book is designed to help emergency managers and exercise planners keep thier goal in sight, give strategies of conducting the actual exercises and ultimately, achieve thier intended outcomes.

How to Get Things Right A Guide to Finding and Fixing Service Delivery Problems

How to Get Things Right A Guide to Finding and Fixing Service Delivery Problems

Author: Beatriz Munoz-Seca Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2019

In How to Make Things Happen, we learnt that knowledge is the fundamental driver of service efficiency. In this new book, the author follows four very different companies in the finance, gas and tourism sectors as they implement the Service Problem Driven Management Model (SPDM) to improve their operations. With real examples and plenty of practical tips, anecdotes and actionable ideas for real life implementation, this book will teach you how to: Explore hidden capacity Implement new ideas by transforming pop-ups into prototypes Discover knowledge pills to accelerate learning Develop service modules and problem tracks Put problem solving at the heart of excellent service delivery Offering a rare insight into how to unblock service problems and the realistic challenges you will encounter along the way, this book shows you how to make things happen and more importantly, how to get them right.

The Chief Security Officer's Handbook Leading Your Team into the Future

The Chief Security Officer's Handbook Leading Your Team into the Future

The Chief Security Officer's Handbook: Leading Your Team into the Future offers practical advice on how to embrace the future, align with your organizations mission, and develop a program that meets the needs of the enterprise. The book discusses real-life examples of what to do to align with other critical departments, how to avoid spending time and resources on unnecessary and outdated methods, and tomorrow's security program. Today's security executives need to help their industry, their organization and the next generation of security leaders to pioneer, optimize and transform every aspect of our programs, technologies and methods. The book is ideal for current chief security officers, aspiring security executives, and those interested in better understanding the critical need to modernize corporate security.