Managing Performance Abroad

Author: Arno Haslberger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136278613
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Managing Performance Abroad from the Author: Arno Haslberger. In a global economy full of multinational firms, international human resource management (including expatriation, career management, and talent management) is a growing topic in the business and management literature and in universities. A thorough understanding of the adjustment of expatriates to their new environment is critical not only for selection and preparation of potential expatriates, but also for the management of expatriate performance. Managed well, expatriates can be key contributors to organizational success while abroad and even after repatriation. Poor understanding and management of expatriate issues, on the other hand, may lead to underperformance and increased turnover of expatriates and repatriates. Managing Performance Abroad summarizes and extends what is known about the topic of expatriate management and adjustment, covering all the major authors and presenting a new approach to the adjustment process. At present, expatriate adjustment is only covered as a chapter in books on international HRM and HRD. Much of this literature relies on outdated concepts and evidence. Furthermore, most business research and management publications use an expatriate adjustment model that was originally published about two decades ago. This book is the first dedicated solely to the subject of expatriate adjustment, enabling readers to formulate research questions and hypotheses and to develop expatriation policies and support systems that optimize the performance of expatriates. It presents a re-formulation of the model underlying management research about expatriate adjustment, providing guidance for researchers and practitioners alike.

International Handbook Of Practice Based Performance Management

Author: Patria de Lancer Julnes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412940125
Size: 34.94 MB
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International Handbook Of Practice Based Performance Management from the Author: Patria de Lancer Julnes. Within the field of Evaluation, performance measurement is fast becoming a prevalent framework or set of tools to use in implementation analysis, formative and summative evaluations, and even needs assessments. Many of the measurement techniques that evaluators employ overlap with those of performance management, so evaluators are able to learn and use this framework quite readily. Recent approaches have acknowledged limitations in the implemented meaurement systems and developed new practice-based strategies for effective ongoing measurement of program activities and use in guiding management. Significantly, these new strategies are being developed both in the United States and internationally and need to be brought together for collaborative learning and dissemination to practitioners and scholars. Julnes's text will serve as a vehicle for the dissemination of these new performance measurement strategies. The book will have a combination of conceptual and practical applications with an emphasis on cutting-edge practices in the US and abroad. The text boasts two unique features: first, though most of the chapters deal with performance measurement in the US., the text represents the most notable examples of performance measurement in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Eastern Europe; second, the book will be unique in the way that its structure will support the integration of theory and practice, with linked chapters that introduce the literature on key topics, present case studies with "lessons learned," and then provide clear guidance for practical "how-to/skill building."

Producing And Managing University Performances Abroad For U S Study Abroad Programs

Author: Dorian James Robison
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Producing And Managing University Performances Abroad For U S Study Abroad Programs from the Author: Dorian James Robison. This thesis is an exploration of information and theory relative to the development and management of performances within university level theatre and dance study abroad programs. Only U.S. theatre and dance study abroad programs in foreign countries are examined. This research is focused on programs that not only include performance, but also the entire creative and production process within the duration of their time abroad. Even with these constraints, the information provided is applicable to programs of non-U.S. institutions and programs that tour a performance abroad. The core of this thesis is an examination of the 2011 cycle of the University of Texas Theatre in Italy study abroad program. Through online research and e-mail I will also research similar study abroad programs, presenting information on curricula, program host city, program duration abroad and program website. Supporting literature is found in several fields; study abroad program creation, theatre management, production and administration. A synthesis of this knowledge is essential to the success of producing and managing in an abroad academic setting. This research will be a resource for current or potential study abroad program directors interested in integrating a performance in their own program. An introduction of common study abroad models and theatre curricula will be presented to provide context and vocabulary for the remainder of the research. I will define my own role as production manager and describe the responsibilities thereof. The following chapters will cover the management and logistics involved in selecting a performance piece and students, budgeting, travel, and production. For myself, this thesis is only the beginning of my own exploration in producing performances in an international setting. This experience and study was an opportunity for me to encounter some of the challenges common to producing abroad and touring internationally. In addition to this, I believe producing internationally is a positive way to share our own rich culture as well as an opportunity for Americans to discover and appreciate the cultures of others. I hope this to be my first step on a long career path of international collaboration.

Best Practices In Planning And Performance Management

Author: David A. J. Axson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470644416
Size: 39.62 MB
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Best Practices In Planning And Performance Management from the Author: David A. J. Axson. A practical framework for effectively managing performance in today's complex, competitive and risky global markets The Third Edition provides a complete framework for building best practice management processes for today's complex and uncertain world. Fully updated to reflect the events of the global economic crisis, this book provides further practical examples of companies that are successfully using the practices identified. Updated for the implications of the global economic crisis on management practices Completely rewritten section on "What it Takes To Be An Effective Manager In An Uncertain World Added examples and mini case studies throughout the book from companies such as Qualcomm, IBM, Dominos, Target, Toshiba and Facebook Establishes new benchmarks for performance management process and practice Fully updated to include recent events, new learnings, technologies and emerging best practices This book includes serious rethinking of the way companies plan and manage performance-from the role of accounting to the skills needed to be an effective manager-including new technologies, techniques and real time management processes.

Leaving America

Author: John R. Wennersten
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313345067
Size: 17.60 MB
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Leaving America from the Author: John R. Wennersten. Today more than ever, large numbers of Americans are leaving the United States. It is estimated that by the end of the decade, some 10 million of the brightest and most talented Americans, representing an estimated $136 billion in wages, will be living and working overseas. Leaving America is an important reexamination of one of the most central stories in the history of American culture--the story of the immigrant coming to the Promised Land.

Managing International Schools

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134584679
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Managing International Schools from the Author: Sonia Blandford. It is estimated that there are some 12 000 international schools world-wide, with over 25 000 middle managers and head teachers. Within this there are several different types of international school including British schools abroad, English-speaking schools overseas, European English-speaking schools and forces schools - in spite of some differences they and their managers share certain needs for administrative efficiency. This practice-based management book for international schools provides support and development for middle and senior managers and teachers. The book concentrates on school improvement and effectiveness by drawing on best practice from international schools around the world using school-based research. It is written by a team from the Oxford Brookes Centre for Educational Management (OXCEM), the UK's most active International Schools' consultancy service. Issues discussed include teaching, learning and the curriculum, primary and secondary curriculum development, recording and reporting assessment, English as a second language, school management and staff development.

Managing Under Austerity Delivering Under Pressure

Author: John Wanna
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1925022676
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Managing Under Austerity Delivering Under Pressure from the Author: John Wanna. Contemporary public managers find themselves under pressure on many fronts. Coming off a sustained period of growth in their funding and some complacency about their performance, they now face an environment of ferocious competitiveness abroad and austerity at home. Public managers across Australia and New Zealand are finding themselves wrestling with expenditure reduction, a smaller public sector overall, sustained demands for productivity improvement, and the imperative to think differently about the optimal distribution of responsibilities between states, markets and citizens. Given ever-shrinking resources, in terms of staffing, budgets and time, how can public managers and public services become more productive, more outcome-driven and more agile? How can we achieve better alignment between ever-growing citizen expectations and the realities of constrained service provision? What can we learn from the best combination of innovation and austerity already being delivered in other countries and sectors, including harnessing the grounded wisdom of frontline service delivery practitioners? This book focuses on practical ways public managers at home and abroad are dealing with these shared dilemmas. It brings together renowned scholars in the fields of public sector productivity, performance management, ‘frugal innovation’ and budget stringency, with leading international and Australasian practitioners sharing their successes and challenges.