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.
Human Resource in an organisation has always been treated as "ordinary" resource but the success of any organisation/industry is dependent on the efficiency and effectiveness of the human beings which are working in the organisation at different hierarchy levels. Lot of research has gone into the topic and various strategies have been formed for the welfare of the human beings in the organisation.But is it only the strategies which are going to work for the human resources?? A million dollar question is still unanswered. The present book is the thought process of the authors by which strategic issues of Human Capital could be solved. It starts with treating the Human resources as an ASSET of the company and winning their trust and loyalties for the organisation.It starts with recruitment and selection of right person, right training, right placement, right compensation, right working environment, right communication etc. Hope the book would be of help to the practicing managers, researchers, resource persons,students and general public for devising the strategies of enhancing the HUMAN ASSETS which could be successful for human capital resources.
Globally, the last 30 years have witnessed an unparalleled effort to improve infrastructure and raise success rate of project achievement. This book aims to answer questions raised by the ever-changing project managers'' role. It identifies the underlying issues and presents practices that promote project achievement. The book begins with Background, and then Introduction, Change and Project Management, Dynamic Life Cycle, Key Roles are discussed. Next Project Manager as a Leader, Project Processes and Techniques, Risk Management, Project Planning-Launching-Execution-Closure are dealt with. The last is Conclusion with Bibliography provided for further reading. Specimen formats for ready reference and use, Glossary of Terms given as appendices facilitate better understanding. Since, strategic approach is an important ingredient for improving the effectiveness of project management, it is hoped that this book will challenge and stimulate dialogue to open new vistas for research in this area. Resources - time, money; personnel are not only critical for project success and completion, but also scarce and hence, need to be optimized so as to make a difference in the lives of mankind.
Examines core contemporary topics in HRM using case studies to highlight theory and provide students with a business context within which to understand the topic. Questions help students to critically evaluate the material and reflect on alternative approaches. Ideal for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students.
Secondary schools incorporate strategic planning practices in their management processes but their effect on performance had not been subject to widespread assessment through empirical research. Strategic planning practices are key to improvement of the schools performance. Schools' management team should be trained on strategic management skills to effectively employ strategic planning practices to enhance the schools' performance. This is due to the increasing pressure from the various stakeholders to have schools compete effectively and deliver in the pursuit of knowledge. As a starting point every school should have a strategic plan in place, followed by effective implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
WHY ARE SOME CORPORATIONS SUFFERING FROM STUNTED GROWTH AND CATASTROPHIC FAILURES WHILE OTHERS ARE ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE PERFOMANCE IN TODAY'S HYPER-COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT? This book addresses this fundamental question by exploring the relationship between Strategic Management practices and Corporate Entrepreneurial Orientation. The significance of this subject today is best captured in observations made by Morris, Kuatko & Covin (2008) - "Never before have incumbency and past experiences been worth so little. No longer does company size matter, being resource rich is hardly a guarantee of market performance. The riskiest strategy of all is to pursue business as usual. Firms that are more adaptable, flexible, fast, aggressive and innovative are better positioned not only to adjust to a dynamic, threatening and complex external environment, but to create change in that environment. [They] define themselves as agents of change, leading customers instead of following them, creating new markets and rewriting the rules of the competitive game". The age of "Too big to Fail" is over and the future for business corporations is in organic Organisational Entrepreneurship.
Book DescriptionMarketing Management, 5/e by Mullins, Walker, Boyd, and Larreche is specifically designed for courses in which decision-focused cases are an important element and/or where student projects, such as the development of a marketing plan, areassigned. The concentration on strategic decision making sets this book apart from other texts that place greater emphasis on description of marketing phenomena than on the strategic and tactical marketing decisions that managers and entrepreneurs must make each and every day. This edition continues to be the most current and internet-savvy book available, injecting the latest developments in internet-based communication and distribution technology into every chapter. Also, an entire chapter (Chapter 15) is devoted to the development of marketing strategies for the new economy. The author team’s rich entrepreneurial, marketing management, and consulting experience spanning a broad variety of manufacturing, service, software, and distribution industries provides an abundance of real-world, global perspectives.
Knowledge Management and Information Systems Strategy for Growing Organizations examines the role that information systems play in helping SMEs use knowledge to achieve strategic organizational goals. Adopting a business perspective, it is ideal for students studying strategic information systems and knowledge management.
Students with different educational background and work experiences poses a challenge before the teacher to devise the most effective learning strategy to meet their expectations while maintaining uniformity in the class in terms of knowledge dissemination and retention. Puretraditional or pure e- learning models was not successful in Indian context. The right blend between these two should bring out the true flavourof the course. Besides others MWBIS discusses the technology barriers effectively and reaches out to the students. Therefore, the technology mediated education should mitigate the lacunae of existinghigher education models. This study delves into various pedagogical aspects of management education covering both forms of education to find out the factors responsible for perfect blend. The study revealed that there is a need to develop contextual & choice based curriculum. The model suggests that the students demand autonomy as management education demands maturity hence a degree of flexibility must be exercised. The analysis would help teachers, professionals or anyone who wish to may be considering using technology tools to impart knowledge.
Strategic Management: Strategists at Work provides a practical and simple approach to developing a comprehensive strategic plan, as the authors share what they have learned through two decades of strategy work with a myriad of organisations. Focusing on the practicalities of developing strategy and presenting cutting edge theory in an accessible manner, this book delivers key insights into the strategist's role.Key benefits:• Provides a comprehensive range of templates that have been road-tested with over 400 senior managers• Includes extensive case material and interviews • Lecture slides, tutorials, and multiple choice questions available on the companion website
Given the communication training professionals and Managers of the Educational field receive in their studies, it has been taken for granted that they have mastered i this art and its applicability at work realizing the higher achievement of work targets reflected inform of Change Needs. However the reality appears different ,with the persistent low achievement of work targets. A check was done by this study on the existence of key concepts of Strategic Communication Management ,one of the effective ways of applying communication in Organization Management by Managers. This was conducted on school managers given the uniformity of work situations in different school organizations. The results showed that the extent to which this was practiced, influenced the realization of work targets and Organizational Change Needs. The results of this study can be used by Managers to improve their communication skills in their pursuit of efficiency at work as well as that of their organizations.
Strategic management is concerned with the managerial decisions, processes and activities that allow the creation and implementation of a strategy. Advanced Strategic Management adopts a multi-perspective approach to evaluate and challenge assumptions about what strategy is concerned with, and thus strengthen your understanding of strategic management.This new third edition weaves together theoretical debate and practical insights to enrich the way in which strategy is both viewed and enacted. Written by leading experts, it provides detailed analysis of the multi-dimensional nature of strategic management, supported by empirical real-world examples and an in-depth final case study. It covers a number of unique perspectives, ranging from military strategy to transaction cost economics and from behavioural strategy to critical management, all of which offer a valuable understanding of the fundamental strategy questions.The new edition features:- Contributions from leading experts in the field.- Fully revised and updated content throughout.- A new detailed introduction and conclusion which link together the ideas and different perspectives throughout the book.This is an engaging and challenging resource, perfect for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking strategy courses.
This study examined application of management policies in processing member claims in National Social Security Fund, Nakuru by identifying policies, characterize claims processing; determine policies’ relative importance and effect. Primary data was taken from 40 NSSF staff and 30 retirees in Nakuru Municipality using structured questionnaires. Data was analyzed using SPSS by descriptive and inferential statistics (Factor and Chi Square), and findings presented in frequency tables, graphs and pie charts. Findings were: most staff were familiar with policies applied in the order: customer service and corporate imaging (.727), change management (.605), human resource capacity development (.581), products positioning, marketing and research (.437), information and communication technology (.225). The study hypothesis was not rejected implying that policies’ application has not improved claims processing. Challenges in order of merit: Goal clarity (.737), communication (.615), employee motivation (.571), knowledge structure (.427), organizational environment (.215), training and development (.125). The recommendation was urgently address the policies applied to a lesser extent.
In today's complex business world, strategic planning is indispensable to achieving superior management. George A. Steiner's classic work, known as the bible of business planning, provides practical advice for organizing the planning system, acquiring and using information, and translating strategic plans into decisive action. An invaluable resource for top and middle-level executives, Strategic Planning continues to be the foremost guide to this vital area of business management.