This book contains six lecture modules on some contemporary issues in strategic management accounting. These modules are independent of each other and are ordered in a random basis. The topics that are discussed here are:concurrent engineering, quality issues, supply chain management, Just-in-Time, lean manufacturing, target and kaizen costing, performance measurement and knowledge management. Literature on these topics were collected and compiled in these modules.
For the recorded history of management, the world has managed value creation according to what can be seen, touched and proven. In today's knowledge-based economy, value creation is derived primarily from how well firms manage intangibles (knowledge, service, expectations, response time, innovation, change management, etc). The large capital outlays that signified the manufacturing economy are no longer required. In fact, such 'tangibles' now explain less than 20% of the value of most publicly listed firms. For example, Time Warner has only 6.49% of its value attributable to tangibles. As such, for every $1 of true value, only $0.065 cents is being measured and managed by conventional management practices. For Oracle Corporation, tangibles account for only 4% of its value. For General Electric (worth over US$450 billion), tangibles account for less than 11% of its value.Intention, context, emotional intelligence, escalation, and sustainability are words that are generally absent from the operational management techniques of managers worldwide. They form, however, the basis of skills required to manage organizations in today's knowledge-based economy. The authors investigate the ways that intangible values can be identified, measured, and managed. Their revolutionary and innovative taxonomy not only reveals fundamental differences between a manufacturing economy and one which creates value through knowledge, relationships, and time. By using case studies, a compelling mixture of theory and applications, and a set of accounting tools, the authors demonstrates how a new value framework can protect investors while giving companies the ability to generate long-term growth.*Shows how intangible values can be identified, measured, and managed*Presents a revolutionary and innovative taxonomy with a new set of accounting tools *Demonstrates with case studies how a new value framework can protect investors while enabling companies to generate long-term growth
A man without practical knowledge is just like a rough diamond. To shine like a real diamond one must have practical exposure of what he has learnt. For the management students, theoretical knowledge is just like lock without key, so practical knowledge is of utmost importance. It is quite true that world outside; your cosy home is many times quite different from what you have perceived. Similarly it is possible that theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom may differ from the practical knowledge. As a curriculum part of M.Com. course, I have undertaken my project in Ahmedabad city to know about Factors Affecting on the Selection of Apparels: with Special Reference to Ahmedabad City It is my pleasure to present this project work after; I had finished my project at Ahmedabad. This project has expanded my horizon of knowledge in practical as well as theoretical, which is vital for student in MANAGEMENT level studies. Only the basic understanding of the principles of MANAGEMENT is not sufficient but their application is also equally important. I know Retail Marketing & Customer perception for the purchase of apparels.I worked at Ahmedabad city and have tried my best to colle
The exponential growth of the Web in terms of Web sites and their users during the past decade has generated huge amount of data related to the user's interactions with the Web sites. This data is recorded in the Web access log files of Web servers and usually referred as Web Usage Data (WUD). Knowledge Discovery from Web Usage Data (KDWUD) is that area of Web mining which deals with the application of data mining techniques to extract interesting knowledge from the WUD. As Web sites continue to grow in size and complexity, the results of KDWUD have become very critical for efficient and effective management of the activities related to e- business, e-education, e-commerce, personalization, Web site design and management, network traffic analysis, the cache, the proxies, great diversity of Web pages in a site, search engine's complexity, and to predict user's actions. Nevertheless, understanding the needs of their users is vital for the owners of the Web sites in order to serve them better. This book covers three main stages of knowledge discovery – Preprocessing of raw WUD, Pattern Discovery and Pattern Analysis.
The study revealed that the majority of the pomegranate growers had 36 to 50 years age (32.89 %), received up to degree and higher education (36.00 %), had higher socio-economic status (51.55 %), cosmopoliteness and small land holding (38.67 %), cultivating the pomegranate crop on 2.01 to 5.00 hectares of their land holding, had annual income between Rs. 4, 00,001/- to 7, 00,000/- (41.33 %), were having higher scientific orientation (60.44 %), economic motivation (58.22) and innovativeness (40.44 %), higher use of extension personnel, group contact, mass contact and were using medium local personnel source for getting information on plant protection measures. It was observed that the majority of the respondents had knowledge about soil selection, water management, planting material, bahar management, control of diseases like bacterial blight, leaf and fruit spots, wilt complex. The control measures for pests like shot hole borer, aphids, thrips, fruit sucking moth, pomegranate butterfly and root knot nematode were known to majority of the pomegranate growers.
Today, Management of an enterprise whether in agriculture sector or in industrial sector or in service sector requires knowledge and skill. The acquisition of such knowledge and skill by experience is very good. But it is also cumbersome and you have to wait for the right opportunity. Very few are born managers, but many good managers are actually made with the help of training. The traditional managers could use only traditional skills in the day-to-day management. But the real success of management lies in applying the professional managerial techniques in all managerial functions or activities. Success in management hinges on thorough understanding of the principles and practice of management. This book covers topics like Evolution of Management, Management Theories, Social Responsibility, Ethics, Functions of Management – Planning, Organizing, Directing, Leading, Motivating, Communicating, Staffing, Controlling etc. as well as concepts of Globalization, Liberalization and International Management. This book would become highly useful to both the academicians as well as the administrators. This book would benefit large number of readers.
The aim of this book is to contribute to the knowledge of how Finnish multinational companies do business in Brazil, with a perspective of local subsidiary employees. Differences in local business and cultural context are in this case, the catalyst to look at the management practises of Finnish MNCs active in Brazil. The theoretic part concentrates on studying management from the part of control, business communication within the MNC, as well as cultural traits in Brazil and Finland. In a time where emerging markets gain importance for MNCs, and lead in growth, this study speaks for the knowledge that lies within the local subsidiary, business, and cultural context. Awareness and understanding of the former are crucial to empower strategically sound management practises as well as facilitate decision making.
Management is the process of achieving results through people. It is one of the most important human activities, this is because, it is is essential to ensure co-ordination of group efforts and as groups enlarge in size, the task of managers increases in importance, policies plays crucial roles for they guide managers on how to execute their duties in the organizations. Planning is important because it proceeds other managerial functions. This therefore calls for students of Human Resource Management to be equipped with the Human Resource Management knowledge so as to face challenges in organizations with tact as future managers. The book is intended to equip readers, students and professionals with substantive knowledge in management policies and planning as well as its importance in the success of organizations. consultancy is one area that has attracted attention of very many organizations much as organizations have in- house skills that would be utilize to execute various tasks, it is hard to achieve consultancy with in their routine work, hence the need for consultancy services. consultancy addresses a number of issues and comprises many disciplines.
More difficulties are facing the growing number of railway projects in different parts of the world, as well as, other big capital investment projects. Organizations and researchers are searching for methods to improve the performance in terms of cost, time, and quality. One of the identified key areas of improvement is interface management. This work tries to establish a clear link between IM and project management, by exploring various common areas, such as the body of knowledge, and roles and responsibilities. Then it goes a step further by creating a complete Project Interfaces Management (PIM) Process, that includes six sub-processes based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. This work is built upon actual railway project documentation prepared by leading organizations in the industry, and inspired by the structure of the PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute in 2008. These two characteristics will enable this process first to communicate with project management processes and to be further applied in the wider range of construction projects. This work will add up to the IM body of knowledge and is meant to be considered as a guide to IM common practices.
The best tool to get a deep understanding of notions such as knowledge management and national culture. Authors' approach to this concepts and their application in non-traditional way enables reader to see totally different application which explores very interesting model. Creation of this model by itself has strong theoretical background which shows depth of the research. Book could be ideal tool for the people who want to deepen their knowledge in this area.
Southeast part of Bangladesh is important for agricultural condition and disaster management system in coastal region with different ethnic groups. The aim is to assess farmer’s vernacular knowledge on agricultural dynamics and local knowledge on disaster management in Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar. The study mainly based on primary data with different methods like questionnaire, in-depth survey, observation where samplings techniques used as random and stratified (sample size 400) and data are analyzed by simple exploratory statistical analysis. The study also deals with the demographic condition, agricultural pattern, irrigation methods, harvesting methods, farmer’s preference, crops dynamics, causes limitations, soil types and salinity intrusion. Their perception about natural disaster and adaption strategy by the local people which includes types of disasters-natural and human induced, most frequent disaster, causes, severity, measures are taken at pre- disaster, during disaster, post disaster period and mitigation strategies. It is important to developed adaptation and mitigation strategy with indigenously and took proper planning for them by participatory process.
Soil fertility depletion and land degradation caused by several anthropogenic factors become major threats to agricultural productivity, food security and environmental quality. For this reason, study and understanding of soil properties and their distribution over an area is crucial for the development of soil management plan for efficient utilization of limited land resources. This book, therefore, provides an in-depth knowledge on the morphological, physical and chemical properties of soils to evaluate fertility status and improve soil productivity in sustainable manner. It also deals with classification of soils using their inherent characteristics that will ease communication and transfer of knowledge among farmers, researchers and soil scientists which in turn very important for transfer of agric-technology .
The existing knowledge explaining Human Resource Management (HRM) concentrates on theory and required standards. However the practices in the industries stretch beyond the theories and concepts recommended in literature. The knowledge on HRM does not provide guidance how to define HR policies and procedures for the HR practitioners working in industries. This book contributes a practical approach to learning HRM through policies and procedures. It presents samples of HRM policies and procedures specificaly meant for corporate, financial and banking sectors in a way that these should help HR practitioners in other industries as well.
Research on Knowledge Systems has evoked great interest amongst Extension professionals all over the world. This book explores the perspectives of Dairy Knowledge Information System (DKIS) in Indian context and analyses the extent of linkages among various actors in the system using actor-linkage matrix. The information management of selected dairy farming innovations are meticulously studied and presented in this book. The constraints in adopting the technologies and role perceptions of various actors of the DKIS are also extensively explored. This invaluable book gives an insight into the DKIS with an Indian perspective and will be highly useful to Extension professionals and students.