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Business mathematics & systems

See below for a selection of the latest books from Business mathematics & systems category. Presented with a red border are the Business mathematics & systems 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 mathematics & systems books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Integrated Management Systems: A Professional Handbook

Integrated Management Systems: A Professional Handbook

Author: Rob Politowski, David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The Cannabis Business

The Cannabis Business

Author: Charles S. Alovisetti, Cassia Furman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2020

As the largely illicit cannabis market transitions to a legal, regulated industry, the canna-curious and experienced industry participants alike are experiencing the harsh truth: Making a fortune in the legal cannabis industry is a challenge made even more difficult by a complex patchwork of state and federal laws. The Cannabis Business clears the confusion around topics such as the distinction between hemp and cannabis and why it matters for consumers and regulators, why CBD isn't completely legal in the U.S., why and how states differ in their licensing processes, and how deal structuring is impacted by state regulations. Written by attorneys from the nation's leading cannabis law and policy firm, this comprehensive primer on all things cannabis law is a must-have for anyone seeking to understand the major practical legal issues facing the cannabis industry in the U.S.

The Cannabis Business

The Cannabis Business

Author: Charles S. Alovisetti, Cassia Furman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

As the largely illicit cannabis market transitions to a legal, regulated industry, the canna-curious and experienced industry participants alike are experiencing the harsh truth: Making a fortune in the legal cannabis industry is a challenge made even more difficult by a complex patchwork of state and federal laws. The Cannabis Business clears the confusion around topics such as the distinction between hemp and cannabis and why it matters for consumers and regulators, why CBD isn't completely legal in the U.S., why and how states differ in their licensing processes, and how deal structuring is impacted by state regulations. Written by attorneys from the nation's leading cannabis law and policy firm, this comprehensive primer on all things cannabis law is a must-have for anyone seeking to understand the major practical legal issues facing the cannabis industry in the U.S.

Mapping Motivation for Top Performing Teams

Mapping Motivation for Top Performing Teams

Author: James (Motivational Maps Limited, UK) Sale Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2020

Mapping Motivation for Top Performing Teams is the final in a series of books that are all linked to the author's Motivational Map toolkit. Each book builds on a different aspect of personal, team and organisational development. This book, using the Motivational Map, the Team Motivational Map, as well as the Organisation Motivational Map, is a practical guide to understanding how team dynamics and success are hugely influenced by motivational factors, which are not usually taken into account. The book is a deeper exploration of team mapping which occurs in: chapter 6 of Mapping Motivation (2015), chapter 6 of Mapping Motivation for Engagement (with Steve Jones, 2019), and chapter 6 of Mapping Motivation for Leadership (with Jane Thomas, 2020). But whereas these chapters only touched on specific aspects of team dynamics, this book covers the issues more comprehensively; it also attempts to avoid replication of materials, although there are bound to be small overlaps. It covers not only how motivations affect team productivity and how this can be boosted through targeted Reward Strategies, but also how 'mapping' provides profounder insights into the four key characteristics of top performing teams: the clear remit, vital interdependency, strong belief, and real accountability. How Motivational Maps covers these areas, we believe to be original, eye-opening and effective in the management of change. Further, as always with Motivational Maps, its language and metrics raise self-awareness at an individual and team level, and so can help resolve conflicts through its common and non-judgmental language. Managing teams is the key skill of managers: thus this book is a handbook for managers everywhere who wish to excel at management, for without bringing their teams on board (i.e. motivating their teams), they are not effectively managing.

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

Author: David C. (Elms College, USA) Kimball, Robert N. (Springfield College, USA) Lussier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

As business schools expand their entrepreneurship programs and organizations seek people with entrepreneurial skills, it has become clear that the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur are highly valued in all business contexts. This latest edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures continues to focus on helping students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they seek to become entrepreneurs or employees. Focusing on the entrepreneurial start-up process, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures takes the reader through the steps of selecting, planning, financing, and controlling the new venture. The authors cover multiple forms of new ventures, as well as ways to utilize entrepreneurial skills in other contexts, encouraging students to engage with the material and apply it to their lives in ways that make sense for them. Skill development features include: New exercise on analyzing the lean entrepreneurship option Entrepreneurial profiles of small-business owners Personal applications for students to apply questions to their new venture or a current business Global and domestic cases Elevator pitch assignments that put students in the venture capitalist position Application exercises and situations covering specific text concepts Business plan prompts to help students construct a business plan over the course of a semester Featuring pedagogical tools like review questions and learning outcomes, as well as online materials that expand upon skill development and offer instructor resources, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures is the perfect resource for instructors and students of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures

As business schools expand their entrepreneurship programs and organizations seek people with entrepreneurial skills, it has become clear that the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur are highly valued in all business contexts. This latest edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures continues to focus on helping students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they seek to become entrepreneurs or employees. Focusing on the entrepreneurial start-up process, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures takes the reader through the steps of selecting, planning, financing, and controlling the new venture. The authors cover multiple forms of new ventures, as well as ways to utilize entrepreneurial skills in other contexts, encouraging students to engage with the material and apply it to their lives in ways that make sense for them. Skill development features include: New exercise on analyzing the lean entrepreneurship option Entrepreneurial profiles of small-business owners Personal applications for students to apply questions to their new venture or a current business Global and domestic cases Elevator pitch assignments that put students in the venture capitalist position Application exercises and situations covering specific text concepts Business plan prompts to help students construct a business plan over the course of a semester Featuring pedagogical tools like review questions and learning outcomes, as well as online materials that expand upon skill development and offer instructor resources, the fourth edition of Entrepreneurship Skills for New Ventures is the perfect resource for instructors and students of entrepreneurship.

Managing Creativity

Managing Creativity

Author: Jose-Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

For over a century, creativity has unfolded as a valuable field of knowledge. Emerging from disciplines like psychology, management and education, the field of creativity is making strides in others including the arts and engineering. Research and education in this field helped it establish an identity as evidenced by a growing number of courses and specialised journals. However, this progress has come with a price. In a domain like management, institutionalisation of creativity in learning, research and practice has left creativity subordinated to concerns with standardisation, employability and economic growth. Values like personal fulfilment, uncertainty, improvement and connectedness which could characterise systemic views on creativity need to be rescued to promote more and inclusive dialogue between creativity stakeholders. The author aims to recover the importance of creativity as a systemic phenomenon and explores how applied systems thinking, or AST, can further support creativity. This demonstrates how creative efforts could be directed to improve quality of life for individuals as well as their environments. The book uses the systems idea as an enquiring device to bring together different actors to promote refl ection and action about creative possibilities. The chapters offer conceptualisations, applications and refl ections of systems ideas to help readers make sense of the field of creativity in academia and elsewhere. Complemented by the author's own personal, conceptual and practical journey, the insights of the book will act as a vital toolkit for management researchers, career-driven students, practitioners and all creators to define and pursue creative ideas and thrive through their journeys to benefit themselves, other people and organisations.

The State of the Art in Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The State of the Art in Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Author: Pierre-Andre Julien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Published in 1998. This text is designed as not only a summary of a number of years of reflections by many different researchers, but also a guide for future research and for continuing development of a theory of small business and its environment; a theory that will apply to small businesses everywhere and that will help them become what they hope to be in the 21st century.

Multipreneurship

Multipreneurship

Author: Nicholas Harkiolakis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

In Multipreneurship: Diversification in Times of Crisis, Nick Harkiolakis argues against the more commonly held view that diversification at the level of the individual entrepreneur, rather than that of the established corporation, is the wrong business strategy to pursue in times of economic crisis. He contends that entrepreneurship always proves, in almost every circumstance and every part of the world, to be a way out of economic straits and it is widely accepted as the primary force that helps produce self-sufficiency, social inclusion, job creation, capital formation, and skills acquisition. Threats to job stability in today's economic climate are expected to trigger latent entrepreneurship that could lead to re-investment of social capital to generate financial capital. Cash nowadays might not be the main value-added commodity. In an information society some of the basic ingredients of successful entrepreneurship, such as confidence and social capital might be equally important. Contrary to received wisdom in relation to SME diversification, the ability to run a group of businesses as a profit ecosystem rather than business units might prove to be beneficial in volatile economic times. If conditions improve one can always focus on growth of the most profitable and promising units. Yet in unstable economic times, resorting to back-up alternatives away from the mainstream business of organizations might be a solution to sustainable development.

ERP Systems

ERP Systems

Author: Dimpi Srivastava, Aarti Batra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

ERP is an industry term used for an integrated multiple-module application software package, designed to give support to specific business processes for any organisation. ERP systems have revolutionized the working of organisations by integrating all departments onto a single computer. There is a growing emphasis on the development and implementation of ERP systems in organisations as business requirements change. For ERP to be a success, it must be seamlessly integrated with the organisational culture of a business. This book focuses on various aspects of ERP systems. It covers the need for ERP systems, their evolution, the ERP market. It also offers a detailed description of various ERP modules, the ERP life cycle, implementation issues, the role of vendors and consultants in implementation, future trends, and emerging issues. The key features of this book include an extensive use of diagrams and tables, Learning Points at the end of each subtopic and Points to Remember at the end of each chapter. Exhaustive exercises at in each chapter are also provided. The book will prove useful for students of both management and technical courses. It will also serve as an excellent starting point for professionals who are involved in ERP.

Digital Business Transformation

Digital Business Transformation

Author: Rocco Agrifoglio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2020

The recent surge of interest in digital transformation is changing the business landscape and posing several challenges, both organizational and sectoral. This transformation involves the application of digital technology in all aspects of business, and enables organizations to create new products and services, and to find more efficient ways of doing business. Moreover, the digital transformation is happening within and across organizations of all types and in every industry, producing a disruptive innovation that can break down the barriers between people and organizations, and help create more adaptive processes. In the information age, it is imperative for organizations to develop IT-related capabilities that allow them to leverage the potential of digital technologies. Due to the pervasive effects of this transformation on processes, firms and industries, both scholars and practitioners are interested in better understanding the key mechanisms behind the emergence and evolution of the digital business transformation. This book presents a collection of research papers focusing on the relationships between technologies (e.g., digital platforms, AI, blockchain, etc.), processes (e.g., decision-making, co-creation, financial, compliance, etc.), and organizations (e.g., smart organizations, digital ecosystems, Industry 4.0, collaborative networked organizations, etc.), which have been categorized into three major areas: organizing, managing and controlling. It also provides critical insights into how the digital transformation is enhancing organizational processes and firms' performance through an exploration and exploitation of internal resources, and through the establishment of external connections and linkages. The plurality of views offered makes this book particularly relevant for users, companies, scientists, and governments. The content of the book is based on a selection of the best papers (original double-blind peer-reviewed contributions) presented at the annual conference of the Italian chapter of the AIS, which was held in Naples, Italy in September 2019.

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

Author: Jaytilak Biswas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Covers the latest techniques of information systems analysis, design and development used for managerial decision-making and achieving strategic corporate objectives. This book cogently deals with variety of topics such as decision support, expert systems, database management systems, systems analysis and design, data mining and warehousing, computer-based information systems, Big Data analytics, cloud computing and Internet of things. The illustrative examples and case studies presented in the book are contextually relevant for Indian students and the approach will appeal to readers from different backgrounds. The book will prove to be a valuable companion for students of MBA and BBA as well as BCA, MCA, BE and B Tech courses. Key Features: * Twelve specially curated case studies from real-life organizations and numerous illustrative examples to explain each of the chapters. * Chapter-end exercises to test the reader's understanding of the topics and application skills. * Robust companion website including teaching slides and manual, additional case studies, test bank, answers to chapter-end exercises and much more. * Covers the latest developments in Big Data analytics adopting Hadoop and its ecosystems and NoSQL databases with real-life examples.