Key Management Models

Author: Steven ten Have
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273662013
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Key Management Models from the Author: Steven ten Have. Management models - love them or hate them, they're at the heart of management thinking and practice. They have two main purposes: to provide a framework for improving business performance; and to confuse the uninitiated with buzzwords and acronyms. You've heard of balanced scorecards, CRM, just-in-time and SWOT? How about the Deming cycle, parenting advantage or socio-technical organizations? Even if you have, can you describe them clearly and do you know how you can use them in your business? Key Management Models takes the reader through each of the essential management tools in a clear, structured and practical way. It provides comprehensive coverage of the main tools, and of the models developed by the Gods of management thinking: Belbin, Handy, Kotter and Mintzberg.

Bursting The Big Data Bubble

Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482228858
Size: 68.33 MB
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Bursting The Big Data Bubble from the Author: Jay Liebowitz. As we get caught up in the quagmire of Big Data and analytics, it remains critically important to be able to reflect and apply insights, experience, and intuition to your decision-making process. In fact, a recent research study at Tel Aviv University found that executives who relied on their intuition were 90 percent accurate in their decisions. Bursting the Big Data Bubble: The Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making focuses on this intuition-based decision making. The book does not discount data-based decision making, especially for decisions that are important and complex. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of applying intuition, gut feel, spirituality, experiential learning, and insight as key factors in the executive decision-making process. Explaining how intuition is a product of past experience, learning, and ambient factors, the text outlines methods that will help to enhance your data-driven decision-making process with intuition-based decision making. The first part of the book, the "Research Track", presents contributions from leading researchers worldwide on the topic of intuition-based decision making as applied to management. In the second part of the book, the "Practice Track," global executives and senior managers in industry, government, universities, and not-for-profits present vignettes that illustrate how they have used their intuition in making key decisions. The research part of the book helps to frame the problem and address leading research in intuition-based decision making. The second part then explains how to apply these intuition-based concepts and issues in your own decision-making process.

Essentials Of Organisational Behaviour

Author: Laurie J. Mullins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273716464
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Essentials Of Organisational Behaviour from the Author: Laurie J. Mullins. A concise introduction to Organisational Behaviour, developed specifically for short courses and/or non-specialist business students. It focuses on the core topics of the discipline in detail, providing a survey of key theory and illustrations to show its application in practice. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and is particularly suitable for students of e.g. engineering, computing or other non-business disciplines taking an introductory module in business.

Management And Organisational Behaviour

Author: Laurie J. Mullins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273708889
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Management And Organisational Behaviour from the Author: Laurie J. Mullins. This eighth edition brings fresh evidence to explore theory in practice, and a wide range of brand new and intriguing examples and case studies on issues and organisations that are engaging, relevant and contemporary.

Business Minds

Author: Tom Brown
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273656609
Size: 31.16 MB
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Business Minds from the Author: Tom Brown. "A steady flow of new ideas is redefining what managers should be doing and how they should be doing it." "Ideas count. They can change our organizations and the way they compete; change the goods and services we produce, and change the way we work forever. The way we see it, our job is to bring you the latest thinking. This book does just that, direct from 40 of the best business minds." "Business Minds is your chance to hear what the brightest and best have to say about the world of management, and a unique opportunity to engage in an ongoing conversation with a world of ideas. A chance to reflect on the new ideas, a chance to explore what's on your business mind and a chance to arm yourself with the latest thought leadership to keep your own thinking sharp."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Effective Multi Unit Leadership

Author: Chris Edger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317145534
Size: 45.37 MB
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Effective Multi Unit Leadership from the Author: Chris Edger. There is a growing recognition of the increasing importance of ’local leadership’ practice within multi-unit service contexts, given the threat to costly land-based retail infrastructures from smart technologies. Multi-site organizations are economically significant, but currently under-researched and poorly understood. In Effective Multi-Unit Leadership, Chris Edger looks at that key managerial cohort in the retail, hospitality and service sectors operating between the centre and unit - the Multi-Unit Leader (MUL). This district, area or regional manager, is tasked with maximising revenue and profit from a complex and ambiguous positional space, being sandwiched between the centre and unit, facing the MUL paradox: how do they motivate unit managers and team members to provide great service whilst simultaneously fulfilling the Centre's compliance agenda? Based on extensive case study research across a range of multi-unit service organisations, Edger advances an Integrated Model of MUL that elucidates how key activities (sales-led service, systems and standards - 3Ss) are driven through behavioural practices (commitment, control and change - 3Cs) underpinned by MUL personal characteristics (expertise, emotional intelligence and energy - 3Es). Central to this model is the notion of ’portfolio optimisation through social exchange’ (POSE) where MULs apply ’local leadership’, leveraging their portfolios through the deft application of exchange-based currencies. Replete with case studies, Effective Multi-Unit Leadership will appeal to high potential unit managers; existing multi-unit leaders who want to improve their performance levels; and retail/service directors wishing to train and coach their direct reports; as well as business educators and those with an academic interest in organisational studies.

Sumantra Ghoshal On Management

Author: Sumantra Ghoshal
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273701835
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Sumantra Ghoshal On Management from the Author: Sumantra Ghoshal. Sumantra Ghoshal on Management represents Ghoshal¿s twenty-year intellectual odyssey to challenge the underpinnings of management thought; to expose, rework and replace the foundation stones of management thinking. Exploring his key ideas, and reflecting his genius for collaboration along the way, this book shows how he had become a force for good in the world of management. "This book celebrates a great mind, a great spirit, and a dear friend." Henry Mintzberg ¿Ghoshal, a management guru, was not just a man of boundless energy and inventiveness; he also married the theoretical and the pragmatic in a way that is rare in the world of management literature.¿ The Economist ¿Sumantra Ghoshal was a brilliant and original thinker in a field which needs more of them. He used his intellect to understand organisations and to help managers to make them better places to work and greater forces for good¿ The Guardian The death of Sumantra Ghoshal in 2004 denied management thinking of one of its most innovative and influential thinkers. As much as the quality of his ideas, it was Sumantra Ghoshal¿s approach to research that marked him out as exceptional. He was a rare combination of idealist, contrarian and intellectual, and it was the interplay between these attributes that allowed him to make such an influential mark on the practice of management. He saw the world as it could be, rather than as it was. The scope of his work spanned the worlds of strategy, organisation and above all, management. He drew on the fields of economics, sociology, philosophy and psychology to ask profound questions about the nature of management thinking and the reality of management action. What is the role of the organisation in shaping human activity, and indeed the role of the corporation in modern society? What is the role of management theory, and the business schools that teach it, in framing the behaviour of managers? What does it mean to manage with energy, purpose and responsibility? These are questions that have never been more pertinent to managers everywhere, and the answers contained in the work of Sumantra Ghoshal reveal a defining view of management as a force for good. Sumantra Ghoshal on Management articulates a purpose for corporations as versatile and creative amplifiers of human will and effort across natural and cultural boundaries. A purpose for managers as responsible and reflective leaders, and a role for management theory as the genuine root of positive and purposeful management behaviour. At the heart of this work is the view that better management theory can create better management practice This unique collection brings together some of Sumantra Ghoshal¿s most influential work; on managing across borders, managing and the corporation and a positive new management agenda, and some of his most innovative collaborators; including Christopher Bartlett, Henry Mintzberg, Lynda Gratton, Peter Moran and Nitin Noria. Here you can find his defining contributions to management thinking in The Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review andCalifornia Management Review, drawn together with original commentaries by leading management thinkers. We hope that Sumantra Ghoshal on Management will stand as a companion to a challenging and insightful body of management thought, and in commemoration of one the most inspiring and thoughtful management writers of his generation. In every sense, a force for good. "Sumantra Ghoshal was one of a small handful of management thinkers who could speak with equal authority to the world of business and the world of academia. His ideas were challenging, insightful and often heretical, and his impact on field of management was profound. This book captures the essence of Sumantra's work as well as his more recent ideas about the deep challenges facing management theory.¿ Laura Tyson, Dean, London Business School "Sumantra Ghoshal was one of the past quarter century's most original and creative researchers in the field of management practice. This collection is a valuable resource that presents a challenging yet cohesive set of ideas that are testament to his importance as a provocatively original thinker in a world too often characterized by conventional wisdom and conformity." Christopher A. Bartlett, Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School "Sumantra Ghoshal changed the way we understand organizations and the people who populate them. In March 2004 he passed away in the midst of creating a sustained argument about the role of purpose in organizations and the natural of human goodness. This important book captures the highlights of a lifetime of work and creates a foundation from which scholars and practicing managers can craft their own purpose." Professor Lynda Gratton , London Business School

Develop Management Skills

Author: James Carlopio
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1442548525
Size: 34.25 MB
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Develop Management Skills from the Author: James Carlopio. Develop the personal, interpersonal and group skills vital to achieving outstanding success in today’s workplace with Developing Management Skills: A Comprehensive Guide for Leaders. Carlopio’s hallmark five-step learning approach-–self-assessment, learning, analysis, practice and application--and its modular structure help you tailor your study to the areas you need to focus on. This practical, hands-on style resources incorporates in-text exercises and role-playing assignments and is further supported by a Companion Website that includes self-assessment exercises and additional online chapters on communication skills. Developing Management Skills 5th Edition is suitable for undergraduate or post-graduate courses with a specific focus on managerial skills such as capstone courses, leadership or communication skills. It is also well suited to corporate professional development training courses or simply as a resource for professionals seeking to become better managers. "Overall, it is an excellent mix of theory and practical reality. I congratulate the authors for their valuable and ongoing contribution to management education and development in the Asia-Pacific region." Peter J. Dowling, PhD; LFAHRI; FANZAM, Professor of International Management and Strategy, La Trobe University, Melbourne

To Z For Every Manager In Fe

Author: Susan Wallace
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441185313
Size: 45.45 MB
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To Z For Every Manager In Fe from the Author: Susan Wallace. This informative and humorous A to Z of management in FE includes over fifty entries, from key terms in management theory to exemplary figures in FE and current trends. Realistic and helpful, entries range from benchmarking and funding, right through to mergers, paperwork and quality. Whether you've just been newly appointed to an FE management role or are an experienced manager wanting a quick update, this book is for you.

A History Of Management Thought

Author: Morgen Witzel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136506063
Size: 28.84 MB
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A History Of Management Thought from the Author: Morgen Witzel. For the past three thousand years people have been thinking about the problems of management. This book shows how thinking about management has evolved and changed. It shows how changing social, political and technological forces have challenged people to think about management in new ways, and how management thinkers have responded. Sometimes their responses missed the mark and occasionally, great ideas about management failed to be picked up and were lost along the way. Sometimes, truly original and creative, even world-changing ideas appeared. Following key currents in management thought from the origins of civilization to the present day, the book begins in the ancient world, when people were wrestling with the problems of organization and leadership. It continues through the Middle Ages, east and west, as people pondered on how to manage risk and think strategically, and on the role of business in society. It shows how the Industrial Revolution led to the emergence of scientific management, and how political and social events of the twentieth century shaped management thinking right up to the present day. From the pyramids to Facebook, from military strategy to managing for sustainability, A History of Management Thought tells the fascinating story of how management thinking has changed, shifted, evolved and developed down through the centuries. Students taking classes in the history of management thought will find this text to be the perfect accompaniment to their studies and will be a captivating read for anyone else.