There is largely a dearth of objective information on the key issues underlying the effectiveness of facilities space planning and management of office buildings. Little effort has been invested in systematic development of comprehensive coherent criteria, to advance superior knowledge and direct decisions in practice and policy. A discovery of this shortcoming among other gaps, motivated the first author to research further into some influential factors in facilities space planning and management of office buildings, with emphasis on open-plan settings. As the dominant trend in the changing layout of offices is towards a more open-plan space (Knight Frank Hooker, 1995), investigation of open-plan measures in the determination of facilities space management, was considered crucial. The findings of the research have been published in various international journals some of which have been assembled here. The contributions of this research to knowledge and practice have been recognized by the industry, through its winning of the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Excellence Awards for Facility Management Research, awarded by the Facility Management Association of Australia.
The American Journal of Medical Genetics heralded the first edition of Management of Genetic Syndromes as an «unparalleled collection of knowledge.» Since the first edition's publication, advances have been made in diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of genetic syndromes, resulting in the potential for a higher quality of life for individuals affected. Management of Genetic Syndromes, Second Edition incorporates all the most recent developments in knowledge about and management of the most common genetic syndromes seen in children and adults. Expanded to cover twenty-five new syndromes, this comprehensive new edition also features thorough updates of chapters from the first edition. Edited by two of the field's most highly esteemed experts, each chapter is written by an expert with extensive direct professional experience with that disorder and includes detailed coverage of: Incidence Etiology and pathogenesis Natural history Diagnostic criteria and diagnostic testing, including photographs of distinctive physical findings Differential diagnosis Evaluation Management throughout life References and resources, including family support organizations Written to be clear and accessible to medical generalists and specialists, as well as allied health and education professionals and families, Management of Genetic Syndromes, Second Edition provides a unique and up-to-date resource for this rapidly developing field.
An updated guide to the theory and practice of investment management Many books focus on the theory of investment management and leave the details of the implementation of the theory up to you. This book illustrates how theory is applied in practice while stressing the importance of the portfolio construction process. The Second Edition of The Theory and Practice of Investment Management is the ultimate guide to understanding the various aspects of investment management and investment vehicles. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual practical applications, this book gives you a unique opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances. Contains new material on the latest tools and strategies for both equity and fixed income portfolio management Includes key take-aways as well as study questions at the conclusion of each chapter A timely updated guide to an important topic in today's investment world This comprehensive investment management resource combines real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory to provide you with the practical guidance needed to succeed within the investment management arena.
The impact and implementation of corporate programs in the industry grows without cease, while the research field "corporate programs" is still waiting to be fully explored. Therefore, this book sheds light on the current findings on corporate programs and more importantly reviews program management literature in order to identify valuable insights for a knowledge transfer to corporate program research and practice. Based upon the analysis of program management literature, the author identifies concepts and theories from program management that are likewise appropriate for corporate programs. Moreover, areas exhibiting a low extent of applicability to corporate programs are exposed. The book eventually provides researchers with an outlook on future research questions in corporate programs and executives can find useful remarks on program management literature which is helpful for managing corporate programs.
In any solid waste management study information on households’ waste management is very critical. Since the lion share of the municipal solid waste (76%) is contributed from residential houses assessing this part will contribute much for the overall management of the municipal solid waste management. in parallel with this, the quantity of solid waste generated in low-income areas is often assumed to be less than the solid waste generated in high-income neighborhoods but significant solid waste mismanagement identified in low-income area. Thus the study aimed at to assess knowledge, attitude and practice of low-income households
An expert system is software that uses a knowledge base of human expertise for problem solving, or clarifies uncertainties where normally one or more human experts would need to be consulted. Expert systems are most common in a specific problem domain, and are a traditional application and/or subfield of artificial intelligence (AI). A “HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’’ is a computerized management system. This management system has been developed to form whole management system including Employees, Doctors (consultants), Nurses, Patients, Bills, and Complains etc. This system also keeps the records of hardware assets besides software of this organization. The proposed system will keep a track of Employees, Doctors, Patients, Accounts and generation of report regarding the present status. This project has web based software that will help in storing, updating and retrieving the information through various user-friendly menu-driven modules.
This book was written by Magiswary Dorasamy, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murali Raman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah from Multimedia University of Malaysia and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maniam Kaliannan from The Nottingham University of Malaysia. It was produced as a result of our Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), a national grant awarded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) of Malaysia in year 2010. The project was funded to test a community-based disaster readiness model in Malaysia. The project was successfully completed in year 2011. This book presents a contemporary review of disaster management with a focus on current disaster management, disaster management in Malaysian context, role of information systems in the form of Knowledge Management Systems (KMS), disaster taxonomies, research imperatives and future work.
This work makes a thorough presentation of management accounting practices prevalent in four major forms of cooperatives representing manufacturing, processing and distribution societies. Divided into two sections, this work makes an independent case presentation as well as collated detailed presentation of common management accounting practices pertaining to different aspects viz financial accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, internal audit, and management reporting in the selected cooperative institution. This work is contemporary in nature and is useful to scholars interested in understanding accounting practices in Indian cooperatives, academics teaching management accounting and practitioners attempting to gain knowledge on these practices.
This book is a culmination of many years of research, consultancy and lecturing in the field of disaster management, with core focus on the role of sociological knowledge in drought and famine management in selected developing countries. The book highlights the causes of drought and famine, key concepts in drought and famine management, policy issues and how to mitigate the consequences of these disasters. The drought and famine mitigation strategies outline in this book, however, are not crafted exclusively for sociologists, but for many drought and famine management experts. More precisely, the book is useful to students and professionals in the areas of disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, recovery and rehabilitation. The book can also be a reader to individuals interested in disaster management work, especially drought and famine mitigation, but lack the requisite skills in this discipline to make meaningful contributions.
Project management methodology is a set of established guidelines that are used for executing projects in every industry. They are broadly based on initiating, planning, organizing, executing, and monitoring & controlling process group. However, project management is carried out through nine project management knowledge areas i.e. integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement management. Projects are governed by certain factors that have major influence in directing the success or failures. Broadly cost, time & scope have been identified as key important success factors for projects. This research is carried out to identify the critical success factors in EPC/PC projects in Oil & Gas industry of Kuwait and to compare the results with previous established success factors.
A Companion to Cultural Resource Management is an essential guide to those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of CRM and heritage management. Expert contributors share their knowledge and illustrate CRM's practice and scope, as well as the core issues and realities in preserving cultural heritages worldwide. Edited by one of the world's leading experts in the field of cultural resource management, with contributions by a wide range of experts, including archaeologists, architectural historians, museum curators, historians, and representatives of affected groups Offers a broad view of cultural resource management that includes archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, historic structures, shipwrecks, scientific and technological sites and objects, as well as intangible resources such as language, religion, and cultural values Highlights the realities that face CRM practitioners «on the ground»
«Keys to Management» is a course in Business English for upper-intermediate to advanced students wishing to extend their knowledge og management theory and practice. A particular feature of the course is the emphasis on developing oral communication in a wide range of business stuations. Each of the fourteen units deals with an important aspect of management such as the manager’s role, planning and stategy, goal-setting, motivation, performance appraisal, leadership and the management of time. Each unit consists of a preliminary discussion, a reading passage. A language study section, a case study, role-plays, a writing task and a listening passage.
Knowledge organization encompasses every type and method of indexing, abstracting, cataloging, classification, records management, bibliography and the creation of textual or bibliographic databases for information retrieval. A Knowledge Organization portal is viewed as a shared information work space that can facilitate communication and collaboration among organizational workers, as well as support the browsing, searching, and retrieval of information content. The mission of a Knowledge Portal is not only to provide a library-like pool of information, but to actively support the user in his or her business processes. This book investigates how portals can promote knowledge creation, distribution, and use. Adopting an information vantage point, the book uniquely explores the human issues surrounding knowledge portal adoption and use, as well as the utilization of intelligent agents to ameliorate the use of portals for knowledge-based tasks. The result is a novel, rich and comprehensive discussion on the factors affecting the design and utilization of Knowledge Organization portals for knowledge work, suitable for both master-level students and organizational workers alike.
Organisations that do not effectively make use of knowledge management have a zero chance of surviving the dynamic 21st century knowledge economy and beyond. They will be found "doing things right" instead of "doing the right things". Knowledge is power since it enables human beings to grow both mentally and emotionally. It allows an organisation to recognise, discover, apply and distribute knowledge and embed it in its people and processes. When organisational employees share and effectively apply organisational knowledge, the result is a big knowledge pool that gives the organisation the much cherished competitive advantage leading to unparalleled success of the business model. After reading this masterpiece, you and the organisation will never be the same again. It is a must for businesses dreaming success in the highly complex 21st century knowledge economy in which harnessing of knowledge is much more important that mobilising capital. Read this book and you will come to know what you do not know and know how to do what you know better.