Human Resource Development

Author: John Walton
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137361336
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Human Resource Development from the Author: John Walton. Human Resource Development brings together an internationally recognised group of contributors to provide a critical overview of contemporary concepts, practices and orthodoxies in human resource development (HRD). The book focuses on four key areas of HRD thinking and practice; formative concepts; training and development interventions; career development practices; and team development practices. Each chapter will identify the theoretical and empirical starting points, and outline the context, history, and current utilisation. Theoretical critique is enhanced by practical examples, providing a critical, but highly accessible examination of contemporary HRD practice.

A Handbook For Doctoral Supervisors

Author: Stan Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317195906
Size: 30.95 MB
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A Handbook For Doctoral Supervisors from the Author: Stan Taylor. Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change. Diversification, regulation and proliferation are just a few of the developments that pose major challenges for those supervising doctoral candidates. The second edition of A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors has been fully updated to assist doctoral supervisors in understanding and meeting these challenges. The book is split into six key parts: the changing contexts of doctoral supervision recruiting, selecting and working with doctoral candidates supporting the research project supporting non-traditional candidates in terms of academic and social backgrounds and modes of study supporting completion, submission and examination the evaluation and dissemination of practice. The book builds on the success and practical knowledge of the first edition and has been re-written and extended to take into account the latest scholarship in doctoral supervision, address new contemporary themes and present updated examples and case studies. With a self-interrogatory style which enables supervisors to reflect upon and, where appropriate, consider how to enhance their practice, this book is an essential read for anyone involved in doctoral supervision.

From Great To Gone

Author: Peter Lorange
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317132246
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From Great To Gone from the Author: Peter Lorange. The modern consumer is no longer attracted by single-minded, predictable and one-benefit-focused brand promises. The old-fashioned FMCG communication strategies based on television, radio and print with constant repetition have become outdated. From Great to Gone shows that what’s needed are ’Lego’ strategies, whereby the marketing and communication strategies are built up by many key facets (like building blocks) and delivered to the consumer through a mix of various touch points. Most importantly, you need to leave consumers to put all of that together themselves. There are major internal and external hurdles to transforming FMCGs successfully into FICGs - Fast Innovating Consumer Goods. It requires new brand strategies and flatter, more top-down than bottom-up, decision-making organisations and a 21st-century model for advertising agencies. Externally these companies need a new route to market through transformation of their old retail dependencies. Changes are also required in all communication delivery, reflecting modern consumers’ connectivity and unlimited access to information. In the book the authors showcase what the winners of the 21st century have in common that has enabled them to become FICGs. New, unimagined models continue emerge, to which, with the authors’ guidance producers and retailers may develop their own sustainable responses.

Taylor S Master Guide To Landscaping

Author: Rita Buchanan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618055906
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Taylor S Master Guide To Landscaping from the Author: Rita Buchanan. Reveals the vital components of landscape design, offering advice on choosing a site, selecting plants, creating garden accessories, and maintaining a landscape.

Giving Voice To Values

Author: Mary C. Gentile
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300161328
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Giving Voice To Values from the Author: Mary C. Gentile. How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as on social science research, Babson College business educator and consultant Mary Gentile challenges the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools. She gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. The book is inspired by a program Gentile launched at the Aspen Institute with Yale School of Management, and now housed at Babson College, with pilot programs in over one hundred schools and organizations, including INSEAD and MIT Sloan School of Management. She explains why past attempts at preparing business leaders to act ethically too often failed, arguing that the issue isn’t distinguishing what is right or wrong, but knowing how to act on your values despite opposing pressure. Through research-based advice, practical exercises, and scripts for handling a wide range of ethical dilemmas, Gentile empowers business leaders with the skills to voice and act on their values, and align their professional path with their principles. Giving Voice to Values is an engaging, innovative, and useful guide that is essential reading for anyone in business.

The Internationalization Of Higher Education And Business Schools

Author: Gabriel Hawawini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811017573
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The Internationalization Of Higher Education And Business Schools from the Author: Gabriel Hawawini. This book provides a critical review of the internationalization process among higher education institutions (HEIs), taking a closer look at the case of business schools. The first part offers a novel definition of this phenomenon and examines the forces that drive international initiatives. It then examines and explains the “internationalization paradox”: the observation that despite evidence that many international initiatives fail to deliver what they promise, for the heads of HEIs they nevertheless remain at the top of the agenda. In turn, the second part of the book develops a unifying framework that identifies alternative models of internationalization and explains how they relate to one another. Based on this framework, the book presents a model of the truly global HEI, whose mission is to learn from the world rather than teach the world what it knows. The book’s central thesis is that it is unlikely that HEIs will be able to transform themselves into truly global HEIs because of historical and organizational barriers rather than a shortage of resources or a lack of visionary leadership. The book concludes that most HEIs should refrain from claiming that their aim is to become global institutions, and should instead focus on the successful implementation of an import-export model of internationalization that calls for initiatives such as the internationalization of the curriculum, the creation of student and faculty exchange programs, and the participation in international academic and research partnerships. Any attempt to transform themselves into truly global institutions is unlikely to succeed and may distract them from their fundamental mission: to educate their home-based students and help them become effective global citizens.

Why Should Anyone Work Here

Author: Rob Goffee
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625275102
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Why Should Anyone Work Here from the Author: Rob Goffee. Imagine designing the best company on earth to work for . . . What would that company be like? How would you build and sustain it? As a leader, you need to know. In the past, businesses made people conform to the organization’s needs. But the old paradigm has shifted. Now leaders must transform their organizations so that they attract the right people, keep them, and inspire them to do their best work. How do you create a culture people want to belong to? In this powerful and necessary follow-up to the classic Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?, leadership and organizational sages Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones identify and illuminate the six key organizational attributes to do just that. In separate chapters, they delve deeply into each one: 1. Let people be themselves 2. Practice radical honesty 3. Magnify people’s strengths 4. Stand for authenticity (more than shareholder value) 5. Make work meaningful 6. Make simple rules With vivid stories and examples from global companies, the authors illustrate the kind of strong, attractive workplace culture that leads to sustained high performance. They also provide ways of assessing how your company is doing and describe the tensions and trade-offs that leaders must manage as they transform their organizations. Why Should Anyone Work Here? is the question all contemporary organizational leaders must constantly ask themselves if they want to survive and thrive in the new world. This book will help them answer that question.

Managing Radical Change

Author: Sumantra Ghoshal
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780141000220
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Managing Radical Change from the Author: Sumantra Ghoshal. What Indian Companies Must Do To Become World-Class An Invaluable Roadmap For Indian Executives Who Strive To Excel Winner Of The Dma Escorts Book Award 2000 Managing Radical Change: What Indian Companies Must Do To Become World-Class Looks At What Companies In India Must Do To Rank Among The Best In Their Strategy, Organization And Management. The Authors, Internationally Acclaimed Management Gurus Sumantra Ghoshal And Christopher A. Bartlett And Industry Insider Gita Piramal, Say That Managers Are Aware Of The Need For A Radical Response To The Problems And Challenges Posed By The New Competitive, Technological And Market Demands In India. But, Believing That Change Can Come Only By Degrees, They Hesitate To Initiate Action. The Key Purpose Of This Book Is To Make Managers Believe That Radical Performance Improvement Is Possible. Ghoshal, Piramal And Bartlett Feel That Managers Are The Best Teachers Of Managers, And So Managing Radical Change Is A Distillation Of Lessons Offered By People As Diverse As N.R. Narayana Murthy And Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Keki Dadiseth And Dhirubhai Ambani, Azim Premji And Rohinton Aga, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal And Subhash Chandra, Rahul Bajaj And Parvinder Singh. There Is A Wealth Of Information On The Best Companies In India And Worldwide, Among Them Infosys, Wipro, Reliance, Hindustan Lever, Ge And Abb. Lucidly Written And Brilliantly Argued, Managing Radical Change Is Perhaps The Most Significant Contribution To Indian Management Literature In Recent Times.

Changing Cultures In Higher Education

Author: Ulf-Daniel Ehlers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642035825
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Changing Cultures In Higher Education from the Author: Ulf-Daniel Ehlers. More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios. Web 2.0 tools give learners more control, by allowing them to easily create, share or reuse their own learning materials, and these tools also enable social learning networks that bridge the border between formal and informal learning. However, practices of strategic innovation of universities, faculty development, assessment, evaluation and quality assurance have not fully accommodated these changes in technology and teaching. Ehlers and Schneckenberg present strategic approaches for innovation in universities. The contributions explore new models for developing and engaging faculty in technology-enhanced education, and they detail underlying reasons for why quality assessment and evaluation in new – and often informal – learning scenarios have to change. Their book is a practical guide for educators, aimed at answering these questions. It describes what E-learning 2.0 is, which basic elements of Web 2.0 it builds on, and how E-learning 2.0 differs from Learning 1.0. The book also details a number of quality methods and examples, such as self-assessment, peer-review, social recommendation, and peer-learning, using illustrative cases and giving practical recommendations. Overall, it offers a step-by-step guide for educators so that they can choose their own quality assurance or assessment methods, or develop their own evaluation methodology for specific learning scenarios. The book addresses everyone involved in higher education – university leaders, chief information officers, change and quality assurance managers, and faculty developers. Pedagogical advisers and consultants will find new insights and practices for the integration and management of novel learning technologies in higher education. The volume fosters in lecturers and teachers a sound understanding of the need and strategy for change, and it provides them with practical recommendations on competence and quality methodologies.

The Process Of Internationalization In Emerging Smes And Emerging Economies

Author: Hamid Etemad
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178100319X
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The Process Of Internationalization In Emerging Smes And Emerging Economies from the Author: Hamid Etemad. This book, the fourth volume in the McGill International Entrepreneurship Series, brings together 27 top scholars to explore the structural complexities, evolving relations and dynamic forces that are shaping a new system of multi-polar, multi-level international business relations. It examines entrepreneurial efforts and relations in different national and corporate cultures, each embedded in and also constrained by country-specific socio-economic structures and each vying for consumer attentions in competitive global markets. The new millennia has experienced much rapid change, much of it implicit, intangible and not covered by the headlines of the popular press. The bipolar business system of the 20th century that prioritized the relationship between firms and consumers of developed countries is giving way to an emerging multi-polar and multi-level international system that considers consumers and companies in developing economies as well. In this book, scholars from around the world analyze the nascent architecture and relations in this quickly evolving system. They explore the structural complexities, evolving relations, and dynamic forces that are shaping and re-shaping the new system and examine entrepreneurial efforts and relations that cement its structure. The chapters in this volume portray the operating conditions of firms across 14 emerging country environments and industries ranging from basic foods and information technology to complex business processes. Students and professors of international business, entrepreneurship, marketing and management studies will find this volume an indispensable addition to the literature.