"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.
Academic research is the research that academic staff are required to regularly carry out to generate and disseminate new knowledge for the development of the society. This book focuses on the management issues that will help the university administrators ensure that the university system becomes more relevant to the development aspiration of Nigeria through the involvement of lecturers in academic research. Such issues include: lecturers' involvement in academic research, sources of funding academic research, organizational procedures for managing academic research, contribution of academic research to the development of Nigerian universities, media for the dissemination of research findings and problems inhibiting the advancement of academic research in Nigerian universities. The book also provides information that enables the university administrators to organize a more refined strategy for planning, organizing and coordinating academic research programmes in the universities. The benefits presented in this book will serve as encouragement to university scholars to engage in viable and productive research and knowledge creation.
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 includes comprehensive information on the different aspects of stripe rust of wheat. All the major information like survey, management and epidemiology aspects including detailed work plan is documented. The results act as a major reference to initiate the work on different rusts of wheat. This would also update the practical knowledge of the youngsters who wish to work on wheat rust. The management work are detailed in such a way that it would be of great help for the research workers, students.
Blurb: Dear reader, as a practitioner or a theorist (lecturer or student), do you understand the differences among the following synonyms: administration, management, leadership, headship and supervision as synonyms? This is the purpose of this book: Administration or Management. What are you doing/teaching? It is intended to fill the yawning gulf in knowledge in order to improve both theory and practice. Do not drop this book, you really need it.
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
The book on Uterovaginal agenesis contains reconstructive operations for various congenital uterovaginal deformities ,many of which are not described anywhere resulting in lack of knowledge of management of such problems .The book contains not only management of vaginal agenesis but various septa occuring in vagina, and hypospadias in females along with uterine reconstruction in hypoplastic uterus.The book is one of its kind available anywhere in the world and would be of use to every Gynecologist and Plastic surgeon dealing with congenital defomrities of vagina and uterus.
Knowledge has been recognized as an important asset for sustaining competitive advantage. Recently, organizations, such as those in academics and business are turning to the use of the intangible intellectual source of economy, which is knowledge, in order to be competitive over the world. Therefore, to be competing needs to acquire, utilize and share knowledge. Sharing knowledge is the main backbone of knowledge management, because having knowledge is meaningless unless it is shared and allowed it to be used by others. The book investigated the knowledge sharing culture among employees of Mesfin Industrial Engineering (MIE). In addition, the book identified and determined seven factors that affect knowledge sharing and mechanisms of knowledge sharing in the organization. Finally, it came up with the possible models of knowledge sharing which could enhance the performance of the organization.
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.
Get a high-level overview of project management with this strategically focused book. You'll find practical guidance, useful advice, and valuable tools and techniques for navigating project management. The authors demystiy project management by defining many terms that project managers use that may not be familiar to you as an executive. They also equip you with the critical knowledge and background to implement sound project management methods, as well as gain a better understanding of project management and increase the success of existing projects. Order your copy today.
In the current business environment, companies around the world are conducting their business operations through project implementation. Moreover, project management as a profession is developed by bodies of knowledge and companies are investing in capacity building and in improvement of their internal procedures. However, despite the investment in the field of project management and hundreds of hours of delivered training to project managers, around 60% of the initiated projects in the world are failing and project scheduling is among identified reasons for project failure. Companies that are implementing projects, are using different project management logical frameworks like PMP, PRINCE2 or ITIL (Ghosh, Forrest, DiNetta, Wolfe, and Lambert , 2012), however, none of those logical frameworks and guidelines are not providing any suggestion regarding the use of software for project scheduling.
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.
A compilation of the established knowledge in strategic account management While companies and academics expend tremendous effort on mass marketing, they often overlook their immediate customers (which are critical in both senses) and hence the importance of strategic account management (SAM). This handbook is a compilation of papers that present researched knowledge of SAM across the academic community which fills a void in the existing academic literature. Handbook of Strategic Account Management identifies drivers of the SAM approach, key issues and success factors, operational needs and areas still awaiting exploration. Each paper includes an overall referenced summary of the tenets of SAM relevant to the area it reports, and together with the combined list of references, it creates an indispensable resource for academic readers, students, and researchers. Handbook of Strategic Account Management is written by over 40 knowledgeable experts with substantial experience of SAM from teaching, researching, writing and advising companies on why and how it works, spread widely across Europe and the US. It represents the balanced, researched body of knowledge in SAM and will be an invaluable resource to anyone exploring the approach, whether for a student thesis, for original research or for answers on how to approach SAM as a company initiative. «Today’s strategic, key and global account management professionals owe thanks to a small community of academic researchers who, over the past three decades have been pioneers in identifying, cataloguing and analyzing the selling and business management practices of an emerging profession we now call strategic account management. This Handbook is an important milestone to mark SAM’s still evolving impact on corporate business strategies and its ever-increasing relevance as a proven engine for growth in business-to-business strategic customer relationships.» Bernard Quancard,President & CEO of SAMA (US-based Strategic Account Management Association with over 3,000 members worldwide) Yana Atanasova Bjorn Ivens Toni Mikkola Ivan Snehota Audrey Bink Ove Jensen Stefanos Mouzas Kaj Storbacka Per-Olof Brehmer Robert Krapfel Peter Naudé Olavi Uusitalo Noel Capon Antonella La Rocca Jukka Ojasalo Tom Vanderbiesen Simon Croom Sylvie Lacoste Ca
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.