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.
Project management is a challenging exercise as it demands astute practice of nine knowledge areas simultaneously. Practices in IT industry of Pakistan indicate that projects are managed through functions of human resource management (HRM) using technology. This book contributes significance of HRM for project success and techniques that project managers should learn and adopt for guaranteeing success for their projects. Project managers and project based business organizations in the different disciplines shall benefit from the approach of project management suggested in this book for leading projects to success.
Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management provides nurses with the knowledge and evidence base to understand the impact of the diagnosis of Coeliac disease, and examine the long term treatment and management of the condition. The authors take the reader through an investigative journey from the history of the disease through its pathology, characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and management. Clinical case studies bring to life both the physical and psychosocial aspects of care of patients making this an ideal text for clinical nurse specialists, Gastroenterology nurses and Endoscopy nurses.
All over the world, disasters are known to destroy developments which have taken years to achieve in a short time. The effects of these disasters on developed and developing countries are more or less the same. This trend presents a key challenge to sustainable development efforts. Disaster management requires finances and adequate preparation by all stakeholders. When disasters occur, communities are mostly affected and they constitute primary stakeholders in relief provision. Actions of local communities are guided by their knowledge and local structures. This book presents the role of this knowledge and structures in disaster management. Specifically, the book explores: how communities perceive disaster situations and how this shapes their response; types of local structures and community based knowledge for disaster management; the extent to which this knowledge can be relied on; and the synergy among government relief agencies, civil society and local communities. This book sheds light on the value of involving local communities in disaster management and may be useful to government and civil society relief agencies during as they intervene in disaster situations.
Kautilya’s Arthashastra contains some universal truths which transcend the boundaries of time and space. Arthashastra is also very relevant for solving the problems of present day society, especially in the field of education and management. The ancient ideals of education must be adopted to modern conditions. In the Indian view of life, universal peace is attained by toleration. The purpose of learning is not mere gaining of knowledge. Knowledge, the object of knowledge, and the application of knowledge-all three are equally important. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a well known treatise, generally known as a work of economics written by Kautilya in 4th century B.C. It is a misconceived meaning of the title, as we go through the text we come to realize that it is a complete treatise, related to various measures of education, training, management and administration in running the government successfully. This thesis is an attempt to use Hermeneutic qualitative research methodology, to study, understand and interpret ancient classical literature, so that best practices from the literature are identified, interpreted and integrated into education and management practices.
Starting with the changes in the world economy, we are moving from industrial society (modernism) to knowledge and human - based society (postmodernism). At the same time, the most important values of modernist management are anchored in our heads as the main principles of management. Well-discussed management shift hasn’t reach most of the organization and despite of new employees’ generation and changed business environment, the management values are the same as on the beginning of 20th century. Shared values are the essence of organisational culture and impact every part of an organisation, therefore the backlog of management can be improved through the clarification of the concept of values in the organisational context, using knowledge and research results describing changes in the management paradigm. The aim of this book is to emphasise the importance of the values in management and show how the paradigm values reflect in organisational real and propagated values and thereby impact the organisational success. Modernism and postmodernism were chosen as general paradigms to characterise the change and need for change of organisational values.
In this competitive world, corporates work hard to know about every event happening around them. Events in our surroundings give us cues on opportunities as well as threats. Change is continuous. Every second world in changing around us. To stay competitive, companies can not afford to work in traditional ways. Corporates have to go for knowledge oriented automation where every departmental process flow like a river. Believe me implementing knowledge management in an organization is very tough and tedious process. After all effort an organization puts, this process flow facilitates clear storage and documentation of data. Learning doesn't happen overnight. It comes with an experience and cost. Unlike classrooms, life first conducts exams then teaches lesson. But corporates cannot afford to fail in exams. It is about survival, economy and a lot more. Learning will come to help when data, information or knowledge is in its place to search all possible alternatives in complex situation. To stay competitive, two words knowledge management is the answer.
The editors of Integral Management and Governance: Empirical Findings in the Selected Fields of the MER Model (Mojca Duh and Jernej Belak) cordially invite you to explore the cognitions of the researchers—co-creators of the MER model of integral management and governance—from various countries, including Argentina, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and Slovenia. The selected topics presented in this book include the MER model of integral management and governance: crises, credibility and knowledge of an enterprise; the influence of corporate culture on the competitive advantage of Croatian enterprises; the influence of economic crises on entrepreneurship as key success factors for management—the example of students’ entrepreneurial spirit; the MER model of integral management and governance—economic crisis and the applicability of management methods and techniques; elements of enterprise development; and problems of succession planning in family enterprises.
This book focuses on risk management through fuzzy logic for uncertainty in Share Market, Business Decision, Customer Decision in Internet Marketing, and Cloud computing. Risk management is a process of identifying, assessment, and prioritization of risk in business. The goal of risk management is to protect business from unexpected results. Risk management also use to protect employees, customers from negative results. Fuzzy logic was used since it is a tool capable of modeling complex and uncertain or vague data using simple terminology such as IF-Then statements. Fuzzy rule based expert system is very effective for knowledge representation of any system. It is an essential tool which balances the economic, social and environmental benefits The fuzzy rule base can be use to optimize the E-Commerce services and rule discovery facilities and could be used to optimize policy knowledge. E-Commerce rule based fuzzy models provide a powerful and robust tool for encapsulating and exploiting knowledge. This book will help the customer for decision making in share market, where buying and selling of shares takes place from anywhere, wherever with the help of internet connected computer.
This academic publication explores the relationship between natural resource management, traditional ecological knowledge, and sustainable livelihood outcomes and demonstrates how through the payment for environmental services such as fire management, the economic development of remote communities in northern Australia can be improved. Based on an ethnography of the Bininj people of the Arnhem Land plateau and a regional fire management context, the significance and challenges of traditional ecological knowledge in Indigenous livelihoods are illustrated. The ecological, economic and cultural potential of fire management is analysed on the basis of the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) project, which has been one of the first natural resource management projects in a carbon trading context. Based on an adapted social impact assessment the outcomes of the WALFA project linked to biodiversity, economic development and employment as well as social and human aspects are analysed.
This book seeks to explore and examine the application and use of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) in the management of drought through a case study of Msinga village communities in the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal Province, paying specific attention to droughts that have been recorded and that prevail in the area. Government’s policy aimed at mitigating and the effect of drought on communities and its effectiveness is examined as well. The question is whether government policy measures supplement rural communities’ drought management strategies. The findings demonstrated that droughts are endemic in the study area and that drought-management strategies are as intrinsic to local livelihood systems as are seasonal-adjustment strategies. The findings also indicated that communities in Msinga have knowledge of drought management. However, this knowledge contributes very little to the management of drought. The findings also demonstrated that there is poor capacity in government to deal with disasters and this has serious repercussions for poor rural communities in Msinga..
Свод знаний по управлению проектами РМВОК (Project Management Body of Knowledge) представляет собой сумму профессиональных знаний по управлению проектами. Институт управления проектами (Project Management Institute, PMI) использует этот документ в качестве основного справочного материала для своих программ по профессиональному развитию. Является Американским национальным стандартом.
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.
Peer reviewed medical journals are established with main aim of publishing scientific reliable articles that accurately reflect current medical knowledge and add additional information to the available medical information. Medical editorship and medical editing represent some of the important tools and practices of medical knowledge management which enables doctors to generate knowledge, and to share, translate and apply what they know to create value and improve effectiveness. The aim of this book is to provide a concise but comprehensive guide about the practice of medical journals editorship and medical editing.
Inventory management is among the most important topics in operations management. The problem is to find the amount to be produced in order minimize the total expected cost. The main purpose for the inventory management is effectively utilizing inventories in the manufacturing system to meet customer requirements and bring about the minimum total cost. The classic Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) model is a mathematical model, which determines the lot sizing in a production process so that minimizes the total inventory holding cost and set up cost. The classic EPQ model is assumed that the product quality is always perfect; therefore, the quality costs are not considered as issues to influence the production lot size. This book aims to extend the existing body of knowledge on the imperfect-quality inventory problem by developing some new inventory models those relax some of the previous common assumptions of the EPQ models. The main objective is to minimize the total cost of inventory and quality in a manufacturing system with a single product. The proposed EPQ models identify the costs that exist because of poor quality and their effects on the optimal lot size and total cost.