Designed as a research-based textbook on sustainable supply chains for graduate programs in Business, Management, Industrial Engineering and Industrial Ecology as firms become ever more tightly coupled in global supply chains, this book aims to provide insights into sustainability with a supply chain management perspective, and related topics.
Introducing the questions every leader must answer - and the elements that the best stories must contain, the author explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency or applying for a place at university.
Management: The Basics provides an easy, jargon-free introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of modern management. Using examples ranging from Cadbury and Enron to the marketing of fried chicken in China, it explains the key
MBA Day by Day delivers many of the key benefits of a top-notch business education, without the hefty price tag and big-time investment and will guide, challenge and inspire you to better results, wherever you are in your career.
Creativity is the fastest growing business in the world. Companies are hungry for people with ideas - and more and more of us want to make, buy, sell and share creative products. But how do you turn creativity into money? This book shows what creativity is, how it thrives and how it is changing in the digital age.
The topic of change management presents students with many challenges. One of the most difficult is making sense of the plethora of guru and hero-manager literature. This textbook encourages readers to rigorously question popular management theory, presenting a challenging review of existing literature in the change management field.
Offers critical understandings of key areas of management theory and practice such as accounting, strategic management, marketing, business ethics and environmental management. The text also examines the relations between power and discursive practices in the modern corporation; gender and organizations; and critical methodology.
Helps to learn how the most accomplished leaders from around the globe have tackled their toughest challenges with Lessons Learned. This title also offers all of the lessons in their original video format, free bonus videos, and other exclusive features online.
An ideal study companion throughout a business and management degree, this text provides up-to-date coverage of hot topics such as effective reading, essay skills, how to use social media and how to secure employment after university.
What principle-driven companies like Whole Foods, Starbucks, REI, and many others are doing to transform capitalism and how to follow their lead. This book offers a new blueprint for business, showing how some of today's most successful companies create business value while helping to preserve the inherent good of capitalism and society.
You don't need to be that smart to be a success in business. You need to focus on the difference between your success and the success of your organisation. You must come first. This title offers a collection of 50 ploys to ensure that you are seen to be a success without actually doing much at all.
Offers a framework for transition acceleration that will help leaders diagnose their situations, craft winning transition strategies, and take charge quickly. This book shows how to learn about new organizations, build teams, create coalitions, secure early wins, and lay the foundation for longer-term success.
In his international bestseller "Leading Change," Kotter provided an action plan for implementing successful transformations. Now, he shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change.
This book explores the relationship between the management of creativity and creative approaches to management. * Challenges the stereotypical opposition between 'creatives' and 'suits'. * Draws on the work of management theorists such as Mintzberg and Porter and creativity theorists such as Amabile and Boden.
From hiring and retaining good people to motivating and developing team members, from understanding key financial statements to delegating work effectively, and from setting goals for others to managing your own career, this guide walks readers through various aspects of managing in a complex business world.
Helps retail business owners successfully start and run their businesses. This fifth edition includes expanded information on consumer purchasing and apps. It also features a chapter containing specific tips on using the internet for marketing and two-way communication with customers.
Fast food is a modern day evil, right! It's making us fat. It's making our children fat. Big Fast Food companies are out to take over the world,starting with our eating habits. Or are they? This book presents a very different side to fast food, a funny side,a human side,even (whisper it) a tasty side.
A self-help manual for Board members. It contains six chapters, each containing a 'module' to aid management development in Boards. These are conceiving the organization; setting up the organization; statutory conditions for the organization; the governing board of the organization; organizational growth and development; and emerging challenges.
The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever.
International Management focuses on the most crucial challenge faced by managers of multinational companies today -- that of the generation and transfer of knowledge across national settings, organizations and networks.
Contains chapters on intuitive cognition, complexity, emotion, team innovation, development and well-being. This textbook includes seminal papers on creativity, perception, style, culture and sustainable development. It gives an overview of the topics discussed whilst explaining their practical implications.
How can managers avoid the costly traps of collaboration and instead start getting the results they need? This book shows managers how to get collaboration right through 'disciplined collaboration'. It delivers practical advice and tools to help your organization collaborate for real results.
Traces the evolution of the great shifts in organizations and the role of managers in the ongoing effort to balance change with continuity. This book paints a picture of management thinking and practice. It offers insight and guidelines for managers seeking to address organizational challenges.