An institution of higher education has three mandated functions, to wit, instruction, research and extension. Aquinas University Graduate School in the Philippines, however, adds governance as a function. This book reports the research-based strategic planning process done by the school in 2011 to prepare for accreditation. It includes the field survey of internal stakeholders to assess the level of implementation by the Graduate School of the above mandated functions. Moreover, this report includes the results of the SWOT analysis and development strategy setting. This book will be of help to higher education administrators, faculty, graduate students and regulatory bodies in gaining insight into the anatomy of higher education administration.
Strategic Management A systems approach: Why are some organisations successful, while so many other businesses fail? Is it a question of luck?. They may have the right mix of products and/or services at the right time. But even if luck leads to success, it probably will not last. Most organisations that are highly successful over the long term effectively acquire, develop, and manage resources and capabilities that provide competitive advantages.High achieving organisations have also learned how to develop and manage relationships with a wide range of organisations, groups, and people that have a stake in their organisation.This book explores how organiations such as the South African Police Service can grow and prosper through successful execution of the strategic management process.
This book examines the practice of strategic management, in indigenous firms and to ascertain the impact of strategic management on corporate success. A sample of forty firms drawn from cottage industries, small scale enterprises, medium scale enterprises and large scale firms were drawn from the population,using stratified sampling. The major findings of the study are that (a) only 17 percent of the firms engaged in deliberate and systematic strategic management, (b) 57 percent were disorganized in their practice of strategic management and 25 percent made no attempt whatsoever (c)The economic and the industry/competitive factors were found to be the most favorable factors for the firms (d) Strategic management was found to be positively related to corporate success. The study concluded that most Entrepreneurship firms are involved in some level of strategic management and that strategic management improves corporate success, and thus recommends that managers need to be more organized in their practice of strategic management in order to facilitate the growth and success of their firms.
How many of us are aware that HSBC, 'The World's Local Bank', originated in Hong Kong and Shanghai?Business managers need to have a global vision in order to be successful, with the skills to formulate and implement strategy across borders. Global Strategic Management lays down the foundations of 'traditional' strategy theory from a global perspective, while highlighting issues unique to companies operating worldwide and discusses truly 'transnational' firms, whose place of origin can no longer be pinpointed. The third edition of this popular text offers substantially revised chapters on Emerging global players and Global trends, as well as more coverage of ethics and sustainability, and outsourcing and offshoring. It also includes:• All new Mini Cases with questions, to help you analyse the activities of 'transnational' firms such as Shell, Danone, Siemens and eBay• New Examples which are highlighted throughout, demonstrating how each aspect of theory has been applied in real-life organisations• New and improved learning features to aid your understanding and help with revisionVisit www.palgrave.com/business/lasserre3e for self-test questions, useful weblinks and resources, links to long cases online and a searchable glossary. Lecturers can access PowerPoint presentations, a lecturer manual and a testbank.
It is widely acknowledged that economic value in corporations cannot be created without the retention of some risk. While this leads to a need for the integration of risk management and strategic planning, academia has overwhelmingly treated the two in isolation. In this book, Tarek En-Nazer presents a survey of the risk management practices among Austria''s 350 largest nonfinancial companies. The survey provides two major insights: first, managers understand the need of integrating risk and strategic management but lack the expertise and management tools to achieve this. Second, Miles and Snow''s proposition that each generic corporate strategy entails specific threats is supported. The author develops a model of Strategic Risk Management, consisting of three steps in a continuum: the definition of risk appetite, the choice of strategy and the identification of strategic risks. Referring to this model will help management identify those risks that must be retained to achieve long-term corporate goals. It thus represents an important step in bridging the gap between risk and strategic management.
It has been widely agreed that entrepreneurship leads to the success of firms. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have been given high priority in Malaysia and have been identified as one of the engines to drive Malaysia toward the New Economic Model (NEM) transformation. This book highlights the implementation of Strategic Reactiveness (SR) and Entrepreneurial Management (EM) tendencies of SMEs sector. This study was deemed explore in quantitative in order to define the relationship between SR and EM. This book applies Stevenson’s six dimensional construct of EM, where the framework consists of Strategic Orientation (SO), Resources Orientation (RO), Management Structure (MS), Reward Philosophy (RP), Growth Orientation (GO) and Entrepreneurial Culture (EC). On the other hand, the Strategic Reactiveness dimensional construct consists of Strategic Formulation, Technocratic Decision Making and finally Structural Organicity. The result reveals that Strategic Reactiveness has significant and positive relationship with Entrepreneurial Management tendencies and Structural Organicity is found to be the best predictors for entrepreneurship inclination.
The central challenge facing Human Resource Management has been always to provide a set of services that make sense in terms of the organization’s strategic plan. These services include innovative recruitment and selection strategies, provision of career development opportunities, competitive salaries and policies that reward superior performers and hold low-performing employees accountable. This book represents a case examining the relationship between strategic Human Resource management's various patterns and practices and organizational performance outcomes in one of the rapidly growing nonprofit organizations in Egypt. Based on results, policy recommendations were suggested for immediate implementation within the Egyptian private, public and nonprofit sectors in order to secure HR management systems those are leveraged strategically to have a significant impact on organizational performance and contribute to creating and sustaining a competitive advantage for the firm.
This book aims at developing an effective framework for strategic decisional alert and intervention center in Jordan that specifically handles critical issues related to all security issues and crises in an inclusive manner. Such a framework is needed especially because a comprehensive approach for tackling all types of threats and hazards at all levels is lacking. The underlying vision of this book is to build a resilient country that is highly and quickly responsive to sources of uncertainty in its strategic environment; both internally and externally. This issue is very significant to Jordan given that it tackles a tolerant-free and critical dilemma at the national level in a timely manner.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF ENGINEERING COLLEGE LIBRARIES IN KARNATAKA This book deals with the strategies to be used in managing libraries and information centers in general and engineering college libraries in particular.Different aspects like location, ambiance , administration and management of staff and change management, preservation and conservation strategies in the changing library and information science environment are discussed.This book is the first of its kind with regard to strategic management of engineering college libraries. It felicitates the rejuvenation and promotion of the libraries and its resources to the faculty, research scholars and students of an engineering college library and information center.Library professionals can get many clues to better manage their libraries and make them an attractive place for contemplation and studies in the internet age
Strickland and Thompson Cases in Strategic Management is the softcover collection of cases component of this market leading strategic management package. The cases have always been a strong selling point. Over the years, this author team has developed a great network of case authors and is able to select from the cream of the crop. And, having taught the course themselves for many years, they are very experienced in selecting the types of cases that will spark student interest and generate lively classroom discussions. Many of the cases reflect high profile companies, products, and people that students will have heard of, know about from personal experience, or can easily identify with. The new case line-up features an exciting collection of dot.com/New Economy companies such as America Online, WingspanBank.com, drkoop.com, Intel, EBay, CDNow, Dell, and Competition in the Electronic Brokerage industry. Cases are further selected to highlight other critical types of business and trends, such as non-U.S. companies, globalization, cross-cultural situations, relatively small, entrepreneurial firms, non-profit organizations, and more.
In this edition, the following topics have been deliberated in great detail: •Operations management in general •The strategic role and objectives of operations •Operations strategy •Design in operations management •The design of products and services •Design of operations networks •Layout and flow •Process technology •Job design and work organization •The nature of planning and control •Capacity planning and control •Inventory planning and control •Supply chain planning and control •Enterprise resource planning (ERP) •Lin operations and Just in Time (JIT) •Project planning and control •Quality planning and control •Operations Improvement •Failure prevention and recovery •Total Quality Management (TQM) •The operations Challenge •Case studies
Across the whole of management, there has been a trend to append the strategic label wherever possible. So it is not surprising that the call is getting louder for the development of strategic project management (SPM). Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are a project based institution as their funding has always been dependent on projects , which require those NGOs to ensure the proper management of project through effective and efficient adaptation of project management techniques and procedures .On one side this book tries to determine the level of the implementation of SPM process at Palestinian major NGOs working in Gaza Strip, in terms of SPM process stages, which are project definition, creating project strategy, project planning, project implementation and control, and finally project review and learning.. More over this book seeks to explain the importance of the SPM in promoting NGOs proper executed project and maximizing its impact on the society, and help shed light on the importance of SPM as fast growing tool in project environment, and should be especially useful to professionals in project management and NGOs fields, or anyone else who may be interested .
Since progress and development of countries requires exploitation of individuals' talents and abilities, and their active presence and participation in different phases of development, establishing NGOs is considered as the most important way to use people's full participation in the development process.Basically organizations are established based on the public and social needs. The basis for establishing organizations is presenting goods or services to the society. Therefore, the process of globalization of business in the recent century has increased the importance of NGOs which along with the government and private sector function as the third base of sustainable development. Achieving the objectives of sustainable development would not be possible without the adequate and appropriate use of capacities and abilities of the society.
Numerous changes in marketing environment of banks have determined the need for creation and implementation of new strategies that would enable accomplishment of strong competitive advantages. With that, we cannot neglect the fact that all banks offer the same or the similar type of services, which makes the process of differentiating own offers in relation to the competitive one very hard. Therefore, banks should recognise other possibilities of adaption to dynamic changes in the modern marketing environment. Starting with the attitude that strategic planning is a necessary condition for achievement of strong competitive advantages we shed light on the process of strategic planning in banks with a special focus on creation and choice of marketing strategies.
Oil and gas being the most important source of energy is considered the life line of any economy. It’s profitable and hassle free operations are of major importance to the economic growth of the country. Today the sector is at turning point. On one hand the demand for oil and gas is constantly increasing and on the other hand there are certain issues (such as green house gas emission and climate change, pricing, security of supply and constantly increasing budgets of exploration and production) that are pressing the industry severely. But high on the list are the work force related issues.The challenge for them is to develop rigorous talent management system which will ensure the availability of the right people for the industry and create high performance work system to enhance productivity and profitability. The present study aims at finding out that how the firms in oil and gas industry in India find and nurture value added human resource, how do they define high performance work system and to what extent talent management has a significant impact on creativity and innovativeness, competence development, career development, motivation and commitment and employee flexibility.