A novel framework linking the knowledge of insulation ageing to asset management has been developed. Using this framework, the influence of harmonics on electrical tree growth and diagnostic partial discharge patterns from laboratory experiments is investigated. Findings confirm that unmonitored changes in power quality can lead to an overestimation of the insulation’s ageing state leading to untimely asset management decisions.
This is an interesting book for Information Technology, Computer Science and Computer Engineering Students. It provides knowledge on how to use the different software to be able to design information systems. For example knowledge on how to use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Macromedia Dream Weaver MX 6.0 to make the desired user interfaces, Structured Query Language (SQL)for database design. Microsoft Office 2003, Macromedia Fireworks 8, for Text Editors, PhpMyAdmin 2.8.2 and Query Browser to provide interface with MySQL and MySQL Browser for querying and analyzing data stored within MySQL database.
Book DescriptionCost Management" was written in response to changes in the global business environment. Unbridled access to information and intense competition has meant that cost accounting has become an increasingly important tool for managers and accountants alike. Most textbooks focus on content knowledge and then expect students to 'magically' demonstrate skills such as decision-making and critical thinking. "Cost Management" better prepares students for professional success by bridging the gaps between Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Many students fail to recognize the assumptions, limitations, behavioral implications and qualitative factors that influence managerial decision-making. The dynamic, new author team focuses on cost accounting methods,techniques and the quality of cost accounting information used for decision-making to deliver a thoroughly modern treatment of cost accounting topics.
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.
The motivation to work on a master thesis, which is dealing with the area of knowledge management, is rooted in my strong belief that there is a difference between good and excellent teams - especially in the area of sales, where sandwich managment between customer and the own firm is one of the major challenges. Over the time, it became more and more obvious to me that this different perception of team performance has to do with how information is shared, and how this information is incorporated as knowledge into the team and the operative working style of the team. All proposed measures can be applied on team level, independent of any corporate structures, which allows a very flexible and practical way of introduction. But, this book is also discussing the barriers of knowledge management as well as centralism and process adherence versus knowledge responsibility, in order to establish a balanced view on the topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In engineering design work, it consists of seeking,modifying, and translating of the information. And a discipline engineer sometimes has to work on the information that is not related to his discipline. Then later, loss of project resources is incurred when the construction team is replaced by the operation team. Knowledge management during the design and construction activities can prevent this problem.