Congenital hypothyroidism, when undiagnosed or if there is a lack of proper treatment and management, results in an unnecessary health, economic and social burden. Formalized screening programmes to detect CH in newborn infants, and its timely treatment, can prevent lifelong human suffering caused by severe mental retardation. Screening programs have been introduced successfully in a large number of countries. However, in many other countries, such programmes have not yet been established.
Examiners, lecturers and students know that practice is vital to exam success, so why not test your knowledge with these useful books?* CIMA Q&A series Systems and Project Management (ISPM) question papers and suggested answers from May 2003 exam* Will provide a helpful guide to both students and lecturers in preparing for examinations * Allows students to practice answering exam questions plus gives invaluable help in exam technique
This book addresses all aspects of strategic planning in a global workplace, from management and marketing to finance and production operations management. It includes contemporary and classic articles as well as alternative points of view. From predictions of what to expect throughout this decade to proven forecasting and budgeting tools, this book offers both valuable insight and practical advice.
Cruise Operations Management provides a comprehensive and contextualised overview of hospitality services for the cruise industry. As well as providing a background to the cruise industry, it also looks deeper into the management issues providing a practical guide for both students and professionals alike. A user-friendly and practical guide it discusses issues such as:A· The history and image of cruisingA· How to design a cruise and itinerary planningA· Roles and responsibilities on a cruise shipA· Customer service systems and passenger profilesA· Managing food and drink operations onboardA· Health, safety and security Cruise Operations Management presents a range of contextualised facts illustrated by a number of case studies that encourage the reader to examine the often complex circumstances that surround problems or events associated to cruise operations. The case studies are contemporary and are constructed from first hand research with a number of international cruise companies providing a real world insight into this industry. Each case study is followed by questions that are intended to illuminate issues and stimulate discussion.The structure of the book is designed so the reader can either build knowledge cumulatively for an in-depth knowledge of managerial practices and procedures onboard a cruise ship, or they can dip in and make use of specific material and case studies for use within a more generic hospitality or tourism learning context.* Comprehensive overview of hospitality services and operations written specifically for the cruise industry* Uses contemporary examples to illustrate the unique aspects of this industry providing a clear understanding of managing operations onboard * Flexible format enables readers to build knowledge cumulatively or jump in and make use of specific material within a hospitality or tourism learning context
This textbook accumulates the latest global knowledge on periprosthetic fractures, including all relevant anatomical regions, surgical pitfalls, complex cases, and a brand new comprehensive Unified Classification System, (UCS) on periprosthetic fractures, combining the original Vancouver classification with the AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification. Carefully selected case studies illustrate and describe individual solutions for often problematic fracture situations, providing comprehensive information from experts globally.Orthopedic and trauma surgeons will be able to expand their knowledge regarding:Risk factors and assessment of periprosthetic fractures and the patient A new Unified Classification System (UCS) Options and choices of fracture fixations techniques as well as more complex revisions or reconstructive procedures More than 350 pages containing superb illustrations and images.
"We all think that management is a twentieth-century, newly invented skill, but its roots go back thousands of years. This book is essential reading to learn that we cannont deal with today's problems without understanding yesterday's." -- Leonard A. Lauder, President, Estee Lauder Companies "A classic way to solve business problems." -- U.S. News & World Report In Homer's day, a hostile takeover meant blood and arrows, not mergers and layoffs. However, The Iliad is still a valuable guidefor steering the right course in today's tricky business world. Shakespeare's King Lear has more to say about succession, delegation, and decentralization than do most management texts. And Thoreau's "Walden" offers astute observations on what canhappen when an organization gets too big. Captivating and instructive, this book is the first to tap the collective wisdom found in the classic works of Western literature and apply it to the problems of modern managers and leaders. Drawing on sources that range from Homer's time to Arthur Miller's, this treasure trove of passages and stories offers invaluable advice for solving today's most difficult business dilemmas. It addresses such issues as building a team and keeping it together, managing an acquisition once it's in place, eliminating daily distractions, and trusting your intuition. Whether you are reading these works for the first time or are revisiting old favorites, The Classic Touch offers you a rich understanding of the art of leading. John K. Clemens, professor of management at Hartwick College, is the founder and executive director of the Hartwick Humanities in Management Institute, an organization that conducts leadership seminars for emerging leaders in Fortune 500 companies. Heis also the coauthor of Movies to Manage By: Lessons in Leadership from Great Films. Douglas F. Mayer is the former chairman of the economics and management department at Hartwick College. He is the coauthor of Shakespeare and Management--Othello, Macbeth, and Lear: Lessons About Behavior in Organizations.
This book has been prepared for both the beginner and the advanced educator. For the beginner there is integration of the knowledge, skills and concepts to understand and apply in the administration, management and organization of schools as institutions. The success of schools is dependent on how they are administered, managed and organised. This book provides the bases for the beginning educator and as a resource of reference for the experienced educator as well.Examples are based on the real documentations in the normal school environment.
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.
Nature tourism has become an important economic activity in natural areas around the world. It provides opportunities for visitors to experience powerful manifestations of nature and culture, and to learn about the importance of biodiversity conservation and local cultures. At the same time, it generates income for conservation and economic benefits for indigenous communities living in rural and remote areas. Ethiopia is a country for outdoor- oriented people where many open-air activities can be enjoyed. Emerging professions in nature tourism and habitat protection, growing number of courses in natural resource management and increasing recognition of nature tourism in Ethiopia calls for an appropriate reference that should enable foresters, professionals and nature lovers to gain an in-depth understanding of the subject as well as help those in the profession by improving their existing knowledge and expertise. This book combines the theoretical and practical knowledge of the authors and has been written with the aim or providing a detailed description of the ecological, social and cultural profile of Ethiopia, and the management of its unique natural resources.
The production of knowledge emerging from collaborative research undertakings is a fundamental tenet of today’s knowledge-based economy, yet little is known of the ways in which the processes underlying these research settings facilitate or impair the uptake of knowledge designed for organisational application. While network theories of knowledge management acknowledge social relations as central to the possibility of learning, and organisational psychology recognises the role of affect in individual and group processes, the two have not been considered conjointly in attempts to understand the dynamics of collaborative research settings. This text is the result of a three-year investigation of a collaborative tourism research project showing that there are five dominant factors that would influence the effective creation, diffusion, and utilisation of knowledge. These factors relate to communication, individual cognition, social contingencies, affect, and values. More importantly, the results of this study also demonstrate the relationships among these five factors and how they can best be managed to ensure the effective uptake and application of knowledge.
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.
No matter how serious the competition on industrial marketing becomes, only consumer loyalty ensures steady and long-lasting revenue growth for any kind of businesses. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy implementation and customer loyalty in telecommunication companies: user satisfaction as a mediating effect. This study discovered the elements of CRM that should be applied by telecomunication companies selected in its operation that leads to user satisfaction and customer loyalty. The study adapted and combined the three elements from previous studies namely customer focus, knowledge management, and electronic CRM (eCRM) as a CRM strategy implementation.
This book integrates current knowledge in weed management, crop physiology, soil science, agricultural economics and other relevant disciplines to provide a framework for analyzing practical issues related with crop production. This book will be of significant interest to advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students of Agronomy, plant physiology and crop science, Agricultural economics and rural development as well as NGO workers and policy makers, farmers and advisors and others interested in Agriculture.
This book deals with the nature and extent of the disaster management among the rural inhabitants of District Barkhan in Balochistan. This work tries to understand the different types of indigenous early warning mechanisms in the locale i.e. wind based early warning system, animals based early warning system, and indigenous astronomy. This study also addresses the relationship between indigenous knowledge and early warning system.
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.