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Enlightened Planning by
Call Number: HD 69.P75 C466 2020 and online
Publication Date: 2019-07-19
Strategy, risk management and project management are often considered separately by those applying their principles--but at their most effective, all are dependent upon each other for success. Enlightened Planning teaches this holistic perspective and demonstrates how a synthesis of these approaches yields far greater opportunities. A strategic, calculated risk, for example, can be less inherently risky than chronic risk aversion over time. Here, a respected specialist and teacher demonstrates how to become an 'enlightened planner', one that is aware of project, strategy and risk concerns, and their potential interplay. Following the core principle of Keep It Simple Systematically, he shows how organised, systematic thought processes can demystify the complexities of decision-making when considering a huge variety of concerns at once. Supported throughout with real-life cases from the author's considerable experiences with commercial organisations, it is also supported by a website containing even more cases, learning and teaching materials. This book is essential reading for any practitioner specialising in risk management, project management or strategy; as well as those teachers or participants in executive programmes.
Future Directions of Strategic Communication by
Call Number: HD30.3.F99 2020
Publication Date: 2019-07-15
This book examines the state of strategic communication as a discipline and how it has emerged as a unique area of scholarship in the beginning of the 21st century. Strategic communication encompasses all communication that is substantial for the survival and sustained success of entities like corporations, governments, non-profits, social movements, and celebrities. A major aspect of the field is the purposeful use of communication by an organization to engage in conversations of strategic significance to its goals. The contributions in this book provide unique insights, make compelling arguments, and highlight promising areas of scholarship in strategic communication. Presented in four parts, the chapters explore the emergence of strategic communication, its conceptual foundations, its expanding body of knowledge, and the foundation for further development and new directions in the field. Of interest to those studying communication from the perspectives of communication science, management theory, organizational studies, or business administration, this volume will also be useful for readers who are new to strategic communication, and who are interested in the field for its new avenues of research. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Strategic Communication.
The Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurship by
Call Number: HD6053.W447 2020 and online
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
Women perform nearly two-thirds of total work (including household duties), comprise one-third of the formal labor force, but receive only one-tenth of the world income and own one-hundredth of the world's property. This book brings together distinguished entrepreneurship scholars to provide a unique global vision of the wellbeing of women entrepreneurs to foster sustainable development and inclusive societies. Although gender inequality has long been an important discussion, solutions leading to gender parity are far from reaching their targets in the formal workplace globally. In contrast, women's entrepreneurship is growing exponentially and opportunities for women to own a business and be their own boss offers desirable flexible working conditions that are aligned with women's lifestyles and multiple family responsibilities. However, entrepreneurial activities are demanding and complex, and women face challenges that require special attention. This book focuses on programs that are effective in helping women entrepreneurs reach levels of wellbeing that in turn ensure business sustainability and increased prosperity. Offering perspectives from around the globe, The Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurshipwill be of great interest to those working and researching in the disciplines of business management, entrepreneurship, human resource management, sustainable development and women's studies. at are effective in helping women entrepreneurs reach levels of wellbeing that in turn ensure business sustainability and increased prosperity. Offering perspectives from around the globe, The Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurshipwill be of great interest to those working and researching in the disciplines of business management, entrepreneurship, human resource management, sustainable development and women's studies.
Innovation Project Management by
Call Number: HD69.P75K416 2019 and online
Publication Date: 2019-09-04
Actionable tools, processes and metrics for successfully managing innovation projects Conventional project management methods are oftentimes insufficient for managing innovation projects. Innovation is lost under the pre-determined scope and forecasted environments of traditional project management. There is tremendous pressure on organizations to innovate, and the project managers responsible for managing these innovation projects do not have the training or tools to do their jobs effectively. Innovation Project Management provides the tools, insights, and metrics needed to successfully manage innovation projects--helping readers identify problems in their organization, conceive elegant solutions, and, when necessary, promote changes to their organizational culture. There are several kinds of innovation--ranging from incremental changes to existing products to wholly original processes that emerge from market-disrupting new technology--that possess different characteristics and often require different tools. Best-selling author and project management expert Harold Kerzner integrates innovation, project management, and strategic planning to offer students and practicing professionals the essential tools and processes to analyze innovation from all sides. Innovation Project Management deconstructs traditional project management methods and explains why and how innovation projects should be managed differently. This invaluable resource: Provides practical advice and actionable tools for effectively managing innovation projects Offers value-based project management metrics and guidance on how to establish a metrics management program Shares exclusive insights from project managers at world-class organizations such as Airbus, Boeing, Hitachi, IBM, and Siemens on how they manage innovation projects Explores a variety of types of innovation including co-creation, value-driven, agile, open versus closed, and more Instructors have access to PowerPoint lecture slides by chapter through the book's companion website Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects is an essential text for professional project managers, corporate managers, innovation team members, as well as students in project management, innovation and entrepreneurship programs.
Management Tools by
Call Number: HD30.19.C5313 2019
Publication Date: 2018-07-19
No organization is immune from the influence of management tools. Such tools as norms, indicators, ranking, evaluation grids and management control systems have moved outside the managerial and consultancy realm within which they were first developed to reach public administrations and policy-makers, as well as a range of other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Taking management tools out of the practical and utilitarian contexts to which they are often consigned and approaching them from a social analytical perspective, this book gives primacy to these everyday objects that constitute the background of organizational life and remain too often unquestioned. Bringing together developing streams of research from anthropology, political science, social psychology, sociology, accounting, organisation theory and management, Ève Chiapello and Patrick Gilbert offer an unprecedented theoretical synthesis that will help managers, scholars and policy-makers to unpack the functional and dysfunctional roles and effects of management tools within and across organizations.