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by Kumar, V. | Reinartz, Werner
Edition: 3rd
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783662553800

Status:Published

Price: S$95.98

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This book presents an extensive discussion of the strategic and tactical aspects of customer relationship management as we know it today. It helps
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This book presents an extensive discussion of the strategic and tactical aspects of customer relationship management as we know it today. It helps readers obtain a comprehensive grasp of CRM strategy, concepts and tools and provides all the necessary steps in managing profitable customer relationships. Throughout, the book stresses a clear understanding of economic customer value as the guiding concept for marketing decisions. Exhaustive case studies, mini cases and real-world illustrations under the title “CRM at Work” all ensure that the material is both highly accessible and applicable, and help to address key managerial issues, stimulate thinking, and encourage problem solving. The book is a comprehensive and up-to-date learning companion for advanced undergraduate students, master's degree students, and executives who want a detailed and conceptually sound insight into the field of CRM. The new edition provides an updated perspective on the latest research results and incorporates the impact of the digital transformation on the CRM domain.

Financial Management:usgaap And Ifrs Standards
by Levy, Aldo | Ben Bouheni, Faten | Ammi, Chantal
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781786301451

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$188.95

Book Description

This book combines the fundamentals of finance with relevance and effectiveness. It allows for the practice of this subject and covers all the program
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This book combines the fundamentals of finance with relevance and effectiveness. It allows for the practice of this subject and covers all the programs of business schools, universities' finance courses, and engineering schools. This book is a relevant tool to acquire all the knowledge required for examination success and the achievement of proven practical competences.
Fighting Corruption In A Global Marketplace:how Culture, Geography, Language And Economics Impact Audit And Fraud Investigations Around The World
by Breslin, Mary
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781498737333
ISBN-10:1498737331
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$107.98

Book Description

The risk of corruption continues to rise as business becomes more and more global for most companies. Even domestic companies without an internatio
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The risk of corruption continues to rise as business becomes more and more global for most companies. Even domestic companies without an international footprint face global corruption challenges as venders, customers and service providers go overseas and outsource abroad to streamline their businesses. Auditors are relied on to provide help and insight in these situations. This book provides sound guidance on developing programs and investigating corruption and fraud, and helps readers understand the underlying reasons corruption occurs and how it manifests itself in different parts of the world. Case studies enforce and illuminate the concepts.

The Palgrave Encyclopedia Of Strategic Management
by Augier, Mie | Teece, David J.
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781349576920

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$2750.40

Book Description

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management has been written by an international team of leading academics, practitioners and rising stars and c
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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management has been written by an international team of leading academics, practitioners and rising stars and contains almost 550 individually commissioned entries. It is the first resource of its kind to pull together such a comprehensive overview of the field and covers both the theoretical and more empirically/practitioner oriented side of the discipline.
Foundational Research In Entrepreneurship Studies:insightful Contributions And Future Pathways
by Javadian, Golshan | Gupta, Vishal K. | Dutta, Dev K. | Guo, Grace Chun | Osorio, Arturo E. | Ozkazanc-Pan, Banu
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319735276

Status:Published

Price: S$183.98

Book Description

This book draws attention to the classic, seminal articles in entrepreneurship that have made profound contributions to the field’s emergence,
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This book draws attention to the classic, seminal articles in entrepreneurship that have made profound contributions to the field’s emergence, development, and maturity. In each chapter, a classic is identified, ideas contained therein that are still relevant to the field are discussed, and subsequently follow-up research that is being conducted based on these ideas is highlighted, including possible areas of future research. Scholars will embrace this systematic effort to identify and reveal the contribution of classic articles in entrepreneurship research and their impact on subsequent scholarship. 


Achieving Organizational Excellence:a Quality Management Program For Culturally Diverse Organizations
by Lasrado, Flevy
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319700748

Status:Published

Price: S$111.98

Book Description

This book bridges two essential aspects of assessing and achieving business excellence in 21st-century organizations. The author argues
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This book bridges two essential aspects of assessing and achieving business excellence in 21st-century organizations. The author argues that transnational companies face a twofold challenge: managing global knowledge networks and multicultural project teams on the one hand; and interacting and collaborating across boundaries using global communication technologies, on the other.

The author also argues that this dual challenge calls for the creation of a business excellence program that fits and thrives within these multicultural environments. In response, he reviews corporate practices in quality management and business excellence frameworks that have been extensively used on a transnational scale to drive organizational performance. The book approaches quality management as an element that is no longer a choice, but has now become a necessity if companies want to compete in highly globalized environments.

Engaged Leadership:transforming Through Future–oriented Design Thinking
by Marques, Joan | Dhiman, Satinder
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319722207

Status:Published

Price: S$127.98

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This professional book examines the concept of engaged leadership. Specifically, it focuses on the need for leaders in personal and profession
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This professional book examines the concept of engaged leadership. Specifically, it focuses on the need for leaders in personal and professional realms, for-profit and non-profit, to understand the importance of engagement in order to achieve enhanced satisfaction and motivation among stakeholders (including employees, shareholders, investors, supporters, customers, suppliers, the community, competitors, family, and partners), and hence, an augmented level of designed thinking, which leads to increased innovation and on-going leadership development. Divided into three sections—engaged leadership development at the personal level, implementation at the organizational level, and manifestation in practice—this book provides professionals, practitioners and policy makers as well as students with the tools and skills to lead actively and conscientiously and help them understand the importance of creativity and compassion for development.

 

Engaged leadership operates on the fundamental principle that leaders have to first and foremost perceive themselves as leaders, and then engage in design thinking, as they will need to develop strategies to reach, encourage, and positively appeal to these stakeholder groups. Leadership is neither limited to those holding formal managerial position, nor to any particular setting. Leaders can be found everywhere, in all layers of society. Leadership is only possible, however, if one dares to perceive and define oneself as a leader. And only when leadership is adopted as a reality within one’s personal perception, can engaged leadership be applied.

 

Featuring contributions from academics, scholars, and professionals from around the world, each providing cases, interactive questions and reflective notes, this book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, policy makers, students and scholars interested in creative leadership, management, organizational behavior, and governance.
International Entrepreneurship:the Pursuit Of Opportunities Across National Borders
by Reuber, A. Rebecca
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319742274

Status:Published

Price: S$223.98

Book Description

This book provides a broad understanding of what it means to internationalise entrepreneurially.  The collection of prominent articles provide
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This book provides a broad understanding of what it means to internationalise entrepreneurially.  The collection of prominent articles provides insights into how entrepreneurs are entering foreign markets in order to fuel growth.  Authors highlight the factors enabling internationalisation under the resource constraints of newness or smallness: human capital, capabilities, networks, processes and practices and environmental conditions.  Attention is also paid to the institutional arrangements that impact the practice of entrepreneurship internationally. Inclusive of an introductory chapter that presents a comprehensive discussion of past research themes and identifies new areas of research, this book is essential reading for scholars, policy-makers and practitioners who want to understand how individuals and firms pursue opportunities across national borders.

Social Entrepreneurship And Sustainable Business Models:the Case Of India
by Agrawal, Anirudh | Kumar, Payal
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319744872

Status:Published

Price: S$223.98

Book Description

Addressing the need for further theorisation and operationalisation of social entrepreneurship in India, this edited collection provides a critical
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Addressing the need for further theorisation and operationalisation of social entrepreneurship in India, this edited collection provides a critical and deeper understanding of the social entrepreneurial ecosystem. Covering topics such as entrepreneurial intentions, empathy, impact investment and standardised social measures, the contributors explore the potential of social entrepreneurship and sustainable business models in an Indian context. Offering empirical cases and presenting a realistic perspective of the social entrepreneurship landscape in India, this collection will undoubtedly be of value to those interested in creating a social and sustainable impact in business and society.

Digital Business Leadership:digital Transformation, Business Model Innovation, Agile Organization, Change Management
by Kreutzer, Ralf T. | Neugebauer, Tim | Pattloch, Annette
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783662565476

Status:Published

Price: S$127.98

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This book provides specialists and executives with a clear, yet practical set of recommendations to meet the challenges of digital transformation a
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This book provides specialists and executives with a clear, yet practical set of recommendations to meet the challenges of digital transformation and ensure long-term success as a leader in a primarily digital business world. The authors describe the fundamental principles of digitization and its economic opportunities and risks, integrating them into a framework of classic and new management methods. The book also explores how increasing digitization – not only of communication, but of complete value chains – has led to a need to establish a digital business leadership. Digitization is changing people and markets: it causes the upheaval of entire industries, creates new digital-centric companies, and forces established companies to cope with the transformation activities associated with these digitization processes. New approaches and methods have to be learned, tried and tested patterns of thinking have to be explored, and last but not least, innovation activities have to be understood as continuous necessities. At the same time, digital business offers considerable opportunities for renewing competitive advantages, improving existing process structures and realigning products, services and business models.

 

  

The Data–driven Project Manager:a Statistical Battle Against Project Obstacles
by Vanhoucke, Mario
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781484234976

Status:Published

Price: S$39.98

Book Description

Discover solutions to common obstacles faced by project managers. Written as a business novel, the book is highly interactive, allowing readers to par
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Discover solutions to common obstacles faced by project managers. Written as a business novel, the book is highly interactive, allowing readers to participate and consider options at each stage of a project. The book is based on years of experience, both through the author's research projects as well as his teaching lectures at business schools.

The book tells the story of Emily Reed and her colleagues who are in charge of the management of a new tennis stadium project. The CEO of the company, Jacob Mitchell, is planning to install a new data-driven project management methodology as a decision support tool for all upcoming projects. He challenges Emily and her team to start a journey in exploring project data to fight against unexpected project obstacles.

Data-driven project management is known in the academic literature as “dynamic scheduling” or “integrated project management and control.” It is a project management methodology to plan, monitor, and control projects in progress in order to deliver them on time and within budget to the client. Its main focus is on the integration of three crucial aspects, as follows:

  • Baseline Scheduling: Plan the project activities to create a project timetable with time and budget restrictions. Determine start and finish times of each project activity within the activity network and resource constraints. Know the expected timing of the work to be done as well as an expected impact on the project’s time and budget objectives. 
  • Schedule Risk Analysis: Analyze the risk of the baseline schedule and its impact on the project’s time and budget. Use Monte Carlo simulations to assess the risk of the baseline schedule and to forecast the impact of time and budget deviations on the project objectives. 
  • Project Control: Measure and analyze the project’s performance data and take actions to bring the project on track. Monitor deviations from the expected project progress and control performance in order to facilitate the decision-making process in case corrective actions are needed to bring projects back on track. Both traditional Earned Value Management (EVM) and the novel Earned Schedule (ES) methods are used.

What You'll Learn
  • Implement a data-driven project management methodology (also known as "dynamic scheduling") which allows project managers to plan, monitor, and control projects while delivering them on time and within budget
  • Study different project management tools and techniques, such as PERT/CPM, schedule risk analysis (SRA), resource buffering, and earned value management (EVM)
  • Understand the three aspects of dynamic scheduling: baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis, and project control
Who This Book Is For

Project managers looking to learn data-driven project management (or "dynamic scheduling") via a novel, demonstrating real-time simulations of how project managers can solve common project obstacles
Marketing Food Brands:private Label Versus Manufacturer Brands In The Consumer Goods Industry
by Chimhundu, Ranga
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319758312

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$223.98

Book Description

With a special focus on private label food brands and manufacturer brands, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the fast-moving consumer
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With a special focus on private label food brands and manufacturer brands, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the fast-moving consumer goods marketing landscape. The author illustrates the volatile nature of the relationship between the two types of brands as they compete and co-exist with each other on supermarket shelves. Topics such as brand and category management, product innovation, and consumer choice are discussed and supported with rich empirical case studies from countries around the world. Marketing and management scholars will find this new book an insightful read, as well as those generally interested in the worldwide phenomenon of private label brands.

Business Despite Borders:companies In The Age Of Populist Anti–globalization
by Iñiguez de Onzoño, Santiago | Ichijo, Kazuo
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319763057

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$47.98

Book Description

Globalization has been a key force in the development of business in recent decades. But with nationalism on the rise in Europe, the United States
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Globalization has been a key force in the development of business in recent decades. But with nationalism on the rise in Europe, the United States and elsewhere, the future of global trade and international business has been thrown into doubt.

In this new and challenging context, innovative companies have the opportunity not only to find new ways to operate across borders, but also to help forge a new system of relations between people of different nationalities and cultures.

This book features a collection of case studies that illustrate how companies from different corners of the globe are succeeding in reaching out to distant customers, stakeholders and partners. It features inspiring examples of leaders who are actively developing imaginative ways to connect across continents. It is a vital reference tool for companies that plan to continue operating globally or to expand their international presence.

A clarion call for the renewed relevance and importance of globalized business, this book suggests a future where companies can contribute positively to achieving sustainable growth and a fairer distribution of wealth across the globe.

Meeting Expectations In Management Education:social And Environmental Pressures On Managerial Behaviour
by Christopher, Elizabeth
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319764115

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$183.98

Book Description

This book brings together a variety of international, cross-cultural case studies of management education programmes and discusses the results in ligh
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This book brings together a variety of international, cross-cultural case studies of management education programmes and discusses the results in light of the present higher social expectations on managerial behaviour. It presents both traditional and unusual approaches to management education, examining concept mapping, transformational learning theory, the practice-theory gap, cultural indoctrination and business students’ increased concern with socio-ecological sustainability. It moves from restating the purpose of university business schools to discussing the construction of conducive learning environments on introductory courses and of communities of learning through ‘harmonised teaching’. In addressing the social and ethical problems that will soon confront all managers, Meeting Expectations is a valuable resource for teachers, students and practitioners.

Navigating Innovation:how To Identify, Prioritize And Capture Opportunities For Strategic Success
by Gailly, Benoit
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319771908

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$39.98

Book Description

Every firm must maintain an entrepreneurial ecosystem and a coherent innovation strategy in order to stay ahead of the competition. For managers th
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Every firm must maintain an entrepreneurial ecosystem and a coherent innovation strategy in order to stay ahead of the competition. For managers this means being able to build a vision of what innovation looks like in the context of their organization, fostering entrepreneurial behaviour, spotting opportunities and making the right decisions. Based on years of practical experience and unique insight, this handy guide identifies fundamental challenges and is rooted in concrete examples. Accompanied by a brand new app for iPhone and Android as well as a companion website (www.NavigatingInnovation.org), this is an easy dip in, dip out guide with a focus on successful execution. Navigating Innovation is a one-stop-shop, giving you a deeper understanding of the core concepts and tools to capture the right opportunities for your business.

 

Digital Forensics And Investigations:people, Process, And Technologies To Defend The Enterprise
by Sachowski, Jason
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781138720930
ISBN-10:1138720933
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$93.13

Book Description

Digital forensics has been a discipline of Information Security for decades now. Its principles, methodologies, and techniques have remained consis
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Digital forensics has been a discipline of Information Security for decades now. Its principles, methodologies, and techniques have remained consistent despite the evolution of technology, and, ultimately, it and can be applied to any form of digital data. However, within a corporate environment, digital forensic professionals are particularly challenged. They must maintain the legal admissibility and forensic viability of digital evidence in support of a broad range of different business functions that include incident response, electronic discovery (ediscovery), and ensuring the controls and accountability of such information across networks.

Digital Forensics and Investigations: People, Process, and Technologies to Defend the Enterprise provides the methodologies and strategies necessary for these key business functions to seamlessly integrate digital forensic capabilities to guarantee the admissibility and integrity of digital evidence. In many books, the focus on digital evidence is primarily in the technical, software, and investigative elements, of which there are numerous publications. What tends to get overlooked are the people and process elements within the organization.

Taking a step back, the book outlines the importance of integrating and accounting for the people, process, and technology components of digital forensics. In essence, to establish a holistic paradigm—and best-practice procedure and policy approach—to defending the enterprise. This book serves as a roadmap for professionals to successfully integrate an organization’s people, process, and technology with other key business functions in an enterprise’s digital forensic capabilities.

Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals
by Garner, Godfrey | McGlynn, Patrick
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9780815369400
ISBN-10:0815369409
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$158.26

Book Description

There are a limited number of intelligence analysis books available on the market. ?Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals is an introductory, a
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There are a limited number of intelligence analysis books available on the market. ?Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals is an introductory, accessible text for college level undergraduate and graduate level courses. While the principles outlined in the book largely follow military intelligence terminology and practice, concepts are presented to correlate with intelligence gathering and analysis performed in law enforcement, homeland security, and corporate and business security roles. Most of the existing texts on intelligence gathering and analysis focus on specific types of intelligence such as ‘target centric’ intelligence, and many of these, detail information from a position of prior knowledge. In other words, they are most valuable to the consumer who has a working-level knowledge of the subject.

The book is general enough in nature that a lay student—interested in pursuing a career in intelligence, Homeland Security, or other related areas of law enforcement—will benefit from it. ?No prior knowledge of intelligence analysis, functions, or operations is assumed.? Chapters illustrate methods and techniques that, over the years, have consistently demonstrate results, superior to those achieved with other means. Chapters describe such analytical methods that are most widely used in the intelligence community and serve as recognized standards and benchmarks in the practice of intelligence analysis. ?All techniques have been selected for inclusion for their specific application to homeland security, criminal investigations, and intelligence operations. ?

  • Uses numerous hands-on activities—that can easily be modified by instructors to be more or less challenging depending on the course level—to reinforce concepts
  • As current and active members of the intelligence community, the authors draw on their decades of experience in intelligence to offer real-world examples to illustrate concepts
  • All methodologies reflect the latest trends in the intelligence communities assessment, analysis, and reporting processes with all presented being open source, non-classified information
  • As such, the non-sensitive information presented is appropriate—and methods applicable—for use for education and training overseas and internationally
  • Military-style collection and analysis methods are the primary ones presented, but all are directly correlated intelligence to current concepts, functions and practices within Homeland Security and the law communities
  • Covers the counterterrorism environment where joint operations and investigative efforts combine military, private sector, and law enforcement action and information sharing

The book will be a welcome addition to the body of literature available and a widely used reference for professionals and students alike.

Business And Society:making Management Education Relevant For The 21st Century
by Purg, Danica | Braček Lalić, Alenka | Pope, Jennifer A.
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319788548

Status:Not yet published

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The world of business is constantly evolving and management education institutions will likely face a number of challenges in keeping up with the
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The world of business is constantly evolving and management education institutions will likely face a number of challenges in keeping up with these changes. While most books focus on the needs of management education institutions, this work addresses the needs of the corporate world in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring an extensive research study spanning 11 countries, it offers a unique perspective on the business challenges and developmental needs of companies in emerging and recently emerged economies, and on the missing links between those needs and management education. Using both company-specific and country-level data, the book provides businesses and educators with rare insights and recommendations on strengthening existing partnerships (or establishing them anew) between management education institutions and the corporate sector in order to make management education relevant for the 21st century. The book argues that ‘relevance’ should take the center-stage of all higher education institutions in order to accomplish their third mission, namely service to society. This is especially important for management education institutions, whose mission is to mold future managers and leaders who can have a significant influence on economic success and the wellbeing of society.

Management And Business Research
by Easterby-Smith, Mark | Thorpe, Richard | Jackson, Paul R | Jaspersen, Lena J.
Edition: 6th
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781526424792
ISBN-10:1526424797
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$223.56

Book Description

Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*

The
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Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*

The Sixth Edition continues to give students a comprehensive overview of what is needed to carry-out successful and effective research, with practical hands-on guidance on how to conduct a dissertation project or research thesis, in business and management.

New to This Edition:

  • Complimentary fully integrated interactive eBook version.
  • Coverage of online data collection, netnography, big data and data visualization.
  • Research philosophy in chapter 3 is further supported and enhanced by an author video overview available online and a pull out at the back of the book that gives a useful visual representation of each key component of the research process using a tree as a metaphor.
  • Annotated further reading recommendations. 

An important new feature is the “Research in Action” textboxes, which consist of engaging accounts of real-world research experiences from academics, practitioners and students. Examples include measuring the impact of development programmes on Chinese rural communities, and qualitative data being used to measure the experiences of UK taxi drivers. Each contributor has also given a practical ‘top tip’ for doing research successfully.

The book is complemented by a FREE Interactive eBook and online resources including PowerPoint slides, datasets, multiple-choice questions, e-flashcards and links to additional online material.

Suitable reading for any student carrying out a research project, dissertation or thesis in business and management.

*Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781526446954).
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Leading Complex Projects:a Data–driven Approach To Mastering The Human Side Of Project Management
by Merrow, Edward W.
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781119382195

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$55.95

Book Description

Quantitative analysis of outcomes vs PMs at the individual level

Leading Complex Projects takes a unique approach to post-morte
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Quantitative analysis of outcomes vs PMs at the individual level

Leading Complex Projects takes a unique approach to post-mortem analysis to provide project managers with invaluable insight. For the first time, individual PM characteristics are quantitatively linked to project outcomes through a major study investigating the role of project leadership in the success and failure of complex industrial projects; hard data on the backgrounds, education, and personality characteristics of over 100 directors of complex projects is analyzed against the backdrop of project performance to provide insight into controllable determinants of outcomes. By placing these analyses alongside their own data, PMs will gain greater insight into areas of weakness and strength, locate recurring obstacles, and identify project components in need of greater planning, oversight, or control.

The role of leadership is to deliver results; in project management, this means taking responsibility for project outcomes. PMs are driven by continuous improvement, and this book provides a wealth of insight to help you achieve the next step forward.

  • Understand why small, simple projects consistently outperform larger, more complex projects
  • Delve into the project manager's role in generating successful outcomes
  • Examine the data from over 100 PMs of complex industrial projects
  • Link PM characteristics to project outcome to find areas for improvement

Complex industrial projects from around the world provide a solid basis for quantitative analysis of outcomes—and the PMs who drive them. Although the majority of the data is taken from projects in the petroleum industry, the insights gleaned from analysis are widely applicable across industry lines for PMs who lead complex projects of any stripe. Leading Complex Projects provides clear, data-backed improvement guidance for anyone in a project management role.

Detonate:why – And How – Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and Bring A Beginner's Mind) To Survive
by Tuff, Geoff | Goldbach, Steven
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781119476153

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$40.95

Book Description

Reinvent best practices that have become bad habits 

Without meaning to, and often with the best of intentions, most organization
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Reinvent best practices that have become bad habits 

Without meaning to, and often with the best of intentions, most organizations continually waste precious time and money on processes and activities that don't create value and no longer make sense in today's business environment. Until now, the relatively slow speed of marketplace evolution has allowed wasteful habits to continue without consequence. This reality is ending.

Detonate explains how organizations built up bad habits, identifies which ones masquerade as "best practices," and suggests alternatives that can contribute to winning in the marketplace. With a focus on optimism and empowerment, it focuses on an approach and mindset which are critical to successfully compete in an era characterized by profound technological advances and uncertainty. 

•    Core themes challenge how you think about and approach problems

•    Case studies illustrate the challenges you face and how to overcome them

•    Recommendations are pragmatic and steer clear of suggesting a brand-new, complicated wiring diagram

•    Actionable advice provides the first steps down an evolutionary path

If you want to compete differently in today’s marketplace and to challenge the things your company does which you have a nagging feeling are actually just a waste of time – and maybe value-destroying – Detonate gives you what you need to ignite change.

The Design Thinking Playbook:mindful Digital Transformation Of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses And Ecosystems
by Lewrick, Michael | Link, Patrick | Leifer, Larry
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781119467472

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$48.95

Book Description

A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative

The Design Thinking Playbook is an acti
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A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative

The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief—and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems. It inspires radical innovation as a matter of course, and ignites capabilities beyond mere potential. Unmatched as a source of competitive advantage, Design Thinking is the driving force behind those who will lead industries through transformations and evolutions.

This book describes how Design Thinking is applied across a variety of industries, enriched with other proven approaches as well as the necessary tools, and the knowledge to use them effectively. Packed with solutions for common challenges including digital transformation, this practical, highly visual discussion shows you how Design Thinking fits into agile methods within management, innovation, and startups.

  • Explore the digitized future using new design criteria to create real value for the user
  • Foster radical innovation through an inspiring framework for action
  • Gather the right people to build highly-motivated teams
  • Apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Big Data Analytics, and Lean Start-up using new tools and a fresh new perspective
  • Create Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVEs) for digital processes and services which becomes for example essential in building Blockchain applications

Practical frameworks, real-world solutions, and radical innovation wrapped in a whole new outlook give you the power to mindfully lead to new heights. From systems and operations to people, projects, culture, digitalization, and beyond, this invaluable mind shift paves the way for organizations—and individuals—to do great things. When you’re ready to give your organization a big step forward, The Design Thinking Playbook is your practical guide to a more innovative future. 

Business Chemistry:practical Magic For Crafting Powerful Work Relationships
by Christfort, Kim | Vickberg, Suzanne
Edition: 1st
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781119501565

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$38.95

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A guide to putting cognitive diversity to work

Ever wonder what it is that makes two people click or clash? Or why some groups excel w
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A guide to putting cognitive diversity to work

Ever wonder what it is that makes two people click or clash? Or why some groups excel while others fumble? Or how you, as a leader, can make or break team potential?

Business Chemistry holds the answers. Based on extensive research and analytics, plus years of proven success in the field, the Business Chemistry framework provides a simple yet powerful way to identify meaningful differences between people’s working styles. Who seeks possibilities and who seeks stability? Who values challenge and who values connection? Business Chemistry will help you grasp where others are coming from, appreciate the value they bring, and determine what they need in order to excel. It offers practical ways to be more effective as an individual and as a leader.

Imagine you had a more in-depth understanding of yourself and why you thrive in some work environments and flounder in others. Suppose you had a clearer view on what to do about it so that you could always perform at your best.

Imagine you had more insight into what makes people tick and what ticks them off, how some interactions unlock potential while others shut people down. Suppose you could gain people’s trust, influence them, motivate them, and get the very most out of your work relationships.

Imagine you knew how to create a work environment where all types of people excel, even if they have conflicting perspectives, preferences and needs. Suppose you could activate the potential benefits of diversity on your teams and in your organizations, improving collaboration to achieve the group’s collective potential.

Business Chemistry offers all of this--you don’t have to leave it up to chance, and you shouldn’t. Let this book guide you in creating great chemistry!
Product Lifecycle Management (volumes 1–3)
by Stark, John
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319938387

Status:Published

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This three-volume fourth edition updates and adds to the successful previous editions and gives the reader a thorough description of PLM, providing th
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This three-volume fourth edition updates and adds to the successful previous editions and gives the reader a thorough description of PLM, providing them with a full understanding of the theory and the practical skills to implement PLM within their own business environment. The latest version of  Volume 1 reflects the many technological and management advances made in PLM since the release of the previous editions. Describing the environment in which products are developed, manufactured and supported, before addressing the Five Pillars of PLM: business processes, product data, PLM applications, Organisational Change Management (OCM) and Project Management, this book explains what Product Lifecycle Management is, and why it’s needed. The final part of Volume 1 addresses the PLM timeline, showing the typical steps and activities of a PLM project or initiative. 
 
The second volume provides insights into the emergence of PLM and the opportunities it offers, key concepts such as the PLM Grid and the PLM Paradigm are introduced along with the main components of PLM and the associated characteristics, issues and approaches. 
It details the 10 components of PLM: objectives and metrics; management and organisation; business processes; people; product data; PDM systems; other PLM applications; facilities and equipment; methods; and products. It provides examples and best practices. 
This volume concludes with instructions to help readers implement and use PLM successfully, including outlining the phases of a PLM Initiative: development of PLM vision and strategy; documentation of the current situation; description of future scenarios; development of implementation strategies and plans; implementation and use. The main activities, tasks, methods, timing and tools of the different phases are also described.
 
The set now includes a third volume, an executive summary that book provides the executive reader with a thorough explanation of PLM, and the required knowledge to lead or participate in a PLM Initiative.

Product Lifecycle Management will broaden the reader’s understanding of PLM, nurturing the skills needed to implement PLM successfully and to achieve world-class product performance across the lifecycle.
Politics Of Language Education : Individuals And Institutions
Publish: May 2018
ISBN-13: 9781788920766

Status:Published

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Politics can be a very important influence on educational developments and their deployment. However, this volume is different from other volumes s
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Politics can be a very important influence on educational developments and their deployment. However, this volume is different from other volumes since it looks, not at the macropolitics and the ideological agendas of nations and multinational or global organisations, but rather focuses on micropolitics, the agendas and motivations of individuals within organisations, and on their actions. Micropolitics can be seen as ways of manoeuvring within institutions which are themselves not political, but commercial, financial and educational. Indeed, politics with a small p includes not only institutional politics, but also personal politics, which can influence language education both in daily matters, and in projects for innovation and change. The aim of this edited book is to begin a debate about the nature and role of micropolitics, to contribute to a better understanding of language education, change and resistance to change, and the processes of language education.

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