The articles under this book covers intend to identify the causes or gaps in transfer of managerial knowledge between academia and practitioners and to develop a framework that overcomes the gaps through knowledge management, information technology and human resource practices. Several papers aim to suggest a strategic approach based on the knowledge transfer cycle. The framework developed can guide researchers in their approach toward knowledge creation so that their output is adopted by industry and thus has value. Practitioner industries can develop practices based on the framework to enhance their ability to leverage academic knowledge for competitive advantage. Social implications were that most papers would enable the framing of policies by higher education institutions and industry to facilitate more effective and efficient transfer of knowledge between researchers and practitioners, leading to enhanced organizational competitive advantage, which would benefit society. The book provides a framework based on the knowledge transfer cycle model for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of research knowledge adoption and utilization.
Management Ideas is a unique guide to the dominant theories influencing management practice in the late 20th century. Kermally explains how some organizations have taken these ideas on board and incorporated them in their strategies in order to survive in today's intensively competitive climate. Management Ideas looks at:* Total quality management *Benchmarking *Customer service *Business process re-engineering *Performance measurement *Empowerment *Learning and knowledge-focused organizations The ...in brief books provide a critical 'snapshot' of the major management fashions and fads influencing business strategy. They cut through the consultants' jargon and steer a practical, common sense course through the theory and hype. They provide managers with a balanced view based on evidence rather than missionary zeal, so that they can be better informed.Sultan Kermally is the senior Vice President and the Director of the Economist Conferences. Formerly he was a Senior Group Director at Management Centre Europe, Brussels. He designs conferences on leading edge management issues such as Benchmarking, Empowerment, Process Re-engineering. He is also a part-time lecturer at Durham University Business School.An expanded hardback edition of this book, Total Management Thinking, is also available - ISBN 0750626143Critical overview of Management ThinkingAccessible, down-to-earth approachFeatures first-hand views from managers at the chalkface
Expert advice that applies the theory and practice of investment management to today's financial environment The changing nature and rapid growth of the investment management industry, along with new theoretical developments in the field of finance, have led to a need for higher quality investment management practices and better qualified professionals. The Theory and Practice of Investment Management recognizes these needs and addresses them with sharp, innovative insights from some of the most respected experts in the field of investment management. The Theory and Practice of Investment Management discusses and describes the full scope of investment products and strategies available in today's market. Led by financial experts Frank Fabozzi and Harry Markowitz, the contributors to this book are active, successful practitioners with hands-on expertise. By combining real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory, this book provides a complete analysis of all pertinent investment products-including hedge funds and private equity-and explores a wide range of investment strategies. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual applications, this book gives readers an opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances.
Management in India is a rapidly growing discipline. The current economic changes and developing corporate world, have unleashed high demand for professional management education. Today, Management of an enterprise whether in agricultural sector or in industrial sector or in service sector requires innovative knowledge and creative skill. Very few are born managers, but many good managers are actually made. The real success of management lies in applying the professional managerial techniques in all organizational activities. Success in management hinges on thorough understanding of the perspectives of management which are discussed in this book. This book provides the principles, techniques and practices of management. Formal education and management programmes have utilized a variety of teaching and learning techniques, seminars, group discussions, role plays and case studies. The present book is written for the students of Commerce, management, Computer Science, Engineering, Pharmacy and for other professional courses who are going to lead the organizations successfully in the managerial cadre in future.
In the spectrum of this damning background, amongst other elements of Education Reform, in 1996 the government of Uganda introduced Headteachers’ Management Training Programme for all primary school headteachers in view of building their managerial capacity in order to improve their competencies in management of the primary schools. The programme aimed at furnishing the primary school headteachers with knowledge, skills and competencies to practice effective educational management, personnel and financial resource management, carry out effective school governance, and curriculum management.There was however, a sustained dissatisfaction by the public regarding headteachers’ competencies in the management of the primary schools in North-West Nile despite undergoing the Headteachers’ Management Training Programme, meant to equip them with the competencies in management of the primary schools that would bear positive results on the learning of the children who are the objects of education. Hence, reason for investigating the influence of the Headteachers’ Management Training Programme on the primary headteachers’ competencies in management of the primary schools in North-West Nile.
An essential reference for HR professionals and HRCI certification candidates The HRCI® Official Body of Knowledge is the official reference for HR professionals, and a study guide for candidates preparing for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi exams. Compiled to help HR professionals to align their organizations with essential practices, this book also covers the Core Knowledge Requirements for all exams administered by The HR Certification Institute®. Authoritative discussion sets the standards for Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management, while material from the HRCI Certification Handbook provides information on exam eligibility, prep tips, practice questions, and more. More in-depth than a study guide, this book covers the sum-total of what it means to be an HR professional in a modern, ever-evolving field. Contributions from dozens of HR subject matters experts cover the essential skills, knowledge, and methods that define the profession's best practices. Whether used as a desk reference, self-assessment, or exam prep, this book allows you to: Assess your skill set and your organization's practices against the HRCI standard Get the latest information on strategies HR professionals can use to help their organizations and their profession Internalize the body of knowledge that forms the basis for all HRCI certification exams Learn how to best prepare for the exams, and test your knowledge with chapter questions and practice exams As the field becomes more diverse and complex, HR professionals need an informational "home base" for periodic check-ins and authoritative reference; as a certifying body for over four decades, HRCI has drawn upon its collective expertise to codify a standard body of knowledge for the field. The HRCI® Official Body of Knowledge is the definitive reference for HR practitioners, organizations, instructors, and certification candidates.
This book provides a firm grounding in management and financial accounting for MBA students and practising managers. It focuses on the 'why' as well as the 'how to', equipping managers with the tools and knowledge necessary for generating and interpreting accounts.
Both management and management systems have long been in the center of the world’s attention due to the requirement to a special expertise and financial demands. Currently after stages of distinguishing and fictionalization of management professions and their more detailed division to various management sub-systems supports by ISO standards their connection – integration on both the horizontal and vertical level occurs especially as a result of development and advance in the field of information and communication technologies. The purpose of this monograph is to present consecutive factual and generalized knowledge about principles, concepts and standards of selected management systems based on the systemic paradigm of quality for its integration. Theoretically and methodologically in this publication are processed bases and models of the quality of entities for three managerial systems. Principles, conception and standards are addressed in more detail for the area of measurement management; quality management and social responsibility; and for information security management. The book is intended for all professionals who are concerned with management systems and its integration.
The bestselling project management text for students and professionals—now updated and expanded This Eleventh Edition of the bestselling «bible» of project management maintains the streamlined approach of the prior editions and moves the content even closer to PMI®'s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). New content has been added to this edition on measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The capstone «super» case on the «Iridium Project» has been maintained, covering all aspects of project management. Increased use of sidebars throughout the book helps further align it with the PMBOK and the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam. This new edition features significant expansion, including more than three dozen entirely new sections and updates on process supporting; types of project closure; project sponsorship; and culture, teamwork, and trust. This comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of project management: Offers new sections on added value, business intelligence, project governance, and much more Provides twenty-five case studies covering a variety of industries, almost all of which are real-world situations drawn from the author's practice Includes 400 discussion questions and more than 125 multiple-choice questions Serves as an excellent study guide for the PMP Certification Exam (PMI, PMBOK, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
With a pedigree going back over ten years, The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim to be a classic guide to business risk management and contingency planning, with a style that makes it accessible to all business managers. Some of the original underlying principles remain the same – but much has changed. This is reflected in this radically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful new content from new and innovative contributors and new case studies bringing the book right up to the minute. This book combines over 500 years of experience from leading Business Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented in an easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the core BC activities incorporated in BS 25999, Business Continuity Guidelines, BS 25777 IT Disaster Recovery and other standards and in the body of knowledge common to the key business continuity institutes. Contributors from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, India and the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringing their own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing best practice from the four corners of the world. We explore and summarize the latest legislation, guidelines and standards impacting BC planning and management and explain their impact. The structured format, with many revealing case studies, examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying and de-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to its disciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice for those more experienced practitioners. This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base of BC and risk management. It is essential reading for all business continuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be without it.
On 21 March 1996, Eritrea acceded to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Eritrean Department of the Environment has prepared a number of documents as part of implementing the CBD, particularly Articles 6, 7 and 26 thereof. Visibly underemphasized or often absent in these documents, however, is the preservation of traditional knowledge of the Eritrean community. Traditional medicine is a centuries-old practice in Eritrea and there are thousands of traditional medicinal practitioners. Nevertheless, Eritrean traditional medicinal knowledge has not yet been the subject of national policy/legal instruments or programs. This book discusses whether the existing national laws, policies and related instruments and institutions in Eritrea have provisions and implementing tools necessary for protecting the nation’s wealth of indigenous medicinal knowledge. It attempts to analyze the legal and institutional issues with regards to the protection of indigenous medicinal wisdom. It recommends steps that need to be taken to fulfill Eritrea’s commitments under the CBD with regards to the sustainable management of traditional medicinal knowledge.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Its incidence is the highest in primary school children and it is the principal cause of school absenteeism. Prevalence of childhood asthma in India is increasing day by day. It is important for teachers and staff to be aware of the symptoms, triggers and the management of asthma in the school environment. School teacher could be a useful source of health information for students, but they themselves would have to possess adequate and accurate knowledge regarding asthma. The study revealed that the existing knowledge of teachers on asthma among school children is moderate but practices are very low. The enhancement in both knowledge and practice is very much required. This research study is useful to read by health personnel's, teachers, doctors, nurses and school administrators, health administrators, persons involved in care of sick children for gaining the knowledge on issue and better handling & management of children with asthma.
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.