Writing this Book on Strategic Human Resource planning and management in the 21st century has been a wonderful and exciting journey. It all started during the process of searching for a new book for my MBA students on SHRM at Kampala International university[Kampala-Uganda]. I was hoping to find a new SHRM book paying more attention to the institutional context and people management issues, preferably with industry illustrations from practice. The target audience of this book is the upper Level students and professionals with some prior knowledge of HRM through, for example, a basic human resource[HR]course on the functional areas of HRM e.g[ selection, training, appraisal and pay] or through work experience. SHRM is about alignment between HR practices and the alignment of HR practices with the internal and external organisational context. The internal organisational context is for example, determined by history of the organisation, the organisation in place.The external organisational context consists of market mechanism [ e.g. globalisation and increased compensation] and institutional mechanisms e.g. Labour Legislation and the role of external stakeholders such as trade unions]
This thesis is an empirical study of strategic management practices in the construction industry. It examines the dynamic capabilities paradigm within the context of the Indonesian construction industry. The characteristics of asset-capability combinations were found to be significant determinants of the competitive advantage of the Indonesian construction enterprises, and that such advantage sequentially contributes to organizational performance. In doing so, this study fills an important gap in the empirical literature and reinforces the dynamic capabilities framework’s recognition as a rigorous theory of strategic management. As the dynamic capabilities framework can work in the context of Indonesia, it suggests that the framework has potential applicability in other emerging and developing countries
The aims of the authors in this work are to identify the interfaces between traditional and modern ‘strategic’ means of industrial property management,and to offer an interchange of ideas between experts from a variety of backgrounds. Each of the parts of this book are concerned with the latest thinking in areas where ‘strategic’ thinking about industrial property is now most apparent. Key topics discussed include industrial property protection in the USA, Japan, Europe and Developing Countries, selected financial aspects of industrial property, industrial property rights in the context of Antitrust legislation, strategies for dispute settlement in industrial property, and the ethical and ecological aspects of industrial property rights. Contributors: W. Dexter Brooks, Thomas Cueni, Carlos A. Primo Braga, Dirk Kruger, Harry C Sigman, David J Gerber, Valentine Korah, Marshall C. Phelps Jr, Robert Goldscheider, Nicholas P. Malatestinic, Adrian Otten, Melvin Sharp, Anil K Gupta, Klaus M Leisinger, Joseph D. Ben-Dak.
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.
Asian Business & Management delivers an unparalleled understanding of the diverse and critically important Asian business world. Featuring an accessible two-part structure, the first section outlines the major contextual and theoretical issues of business and management. The second part offers a fresh, topical analysis of management in the major Asian nations.Throughout the book, you will benefit from the wisdom of leading international authorities and, unlike competing texts, a unique focus on corporate social responsibility in Asian countries.Key benefits:-Understand business theory and practice in an ethical context-Topical case studies demonstrate Asian management systems and allow you to assess the strategies adopted by corporations and governments-Written and edited by the leading authorities in the field -Dedicated companion website featuring PowerPoint slides, teaching notes and revision question answers Harukiyo Hasegawa is Honorary Fellow of White Rose East Asia Centre at the University of Sheffield, UK and Founding Editor of Asian Business & Management.Carlos Noronha is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, China, Visiting Professor/Researcher at Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan and an Associate Editor of Asian Business & Management.
Strategic management is regarded as one of the highest universal forms of management activities. This book presents the findings of the study undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of strategic management in the public service. Moving from the premise that today’s organizations are complex adaptive systems, in order to recommend an effective strategic management model for the public service, the book covers concept such as: strategy in a complex adaptive system, strategic management under uncertainty, complexity and systems thinking, amongst other concepts. Lastly, the book recommends a strategic management model for the Public service that will encourage management to see their organizations as systems that are influenced by and also influence other systems within their environments to achieve their objectives.
This book focuses on strategic planning and management. The book comprises three parts. The first part looks at the theoretical underpinnings of strategic planning and management. The second part looks at application of strategic planning and management in Zambia. This part gives practical examples of institutions that have applied strategic planning and their experiences in terms of performance and achieving objectives. The third part looks at challenges of applying strategic planning and management in the 21st century. It is a useful book to both students and practitioners in the field of Management.
This book is the result of the authors' work during the development of the MSc in Strategic Project Management European (MSPME).This study describes how Business Incubators (BIs) and Venture Capitals (VCs) in Sweden manage their New Venture projects portfolios in issues such as selection, prioritization and monitoring & control. The analysis seeks primarily to identify the role of Business Incubators and Venture Capitals in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) process, and also seeks to find whether tools outlined in the literature are often used in practice.The authors wish to acknowledge the great contribution to this work of their thesis supervisor, Thommie Burstrom (PhD), from Umea school of Business at Umea University (Sweden)
This book addresses all aspects of strategic planning in a global workplace, from management and marketing to finance and production operations management. It includes contemporary and classic articles as well as alternative points of view. From predictions of what to expect throughout this decade to proven forecasting and budgeting tools, this book offers both valuable insight and practical advice.
Visionary management is an elusive concept without a clear role in strategic thinking. A systematic elaboration is called for to show how essential visioning is in a company’s strategic culture.We focus on visionary management and relate it to the development of strategic management by 1) exploring war and business strategy literature 2) clarifying tactical versus strategic and visionary thinking and 3) systematizing the underlying logic of advanced decision making. Elements vital for good decision making in business context were extracted: the logical distinction between strategy and tactics, subordination of tactics to strategy, and flexibility of strategy. A new paradigm of advanced strategic thinking where visionary management is the third layer of strategic management is summarized. The work is based on research over the years and on consultancy in companies and real-life examples of visionary leadership are demonstrated. We show how foresighted leaders guide the company and prepare it for uncertainties and new opportunities by means of visionary management. The book makes a contribution to strategy and futures research and visionary management.
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This book covers various practices of strategic management and presents an empirical evidence about the relevance of vision, mission, situation analysis, strategic choice, strategic control and evaluation and implementation process. It highlight the importance of involvement of all stakeholders to ensure that the strategic management practices is a success. Every employees from management to support staff should be given opportunity to participate.
Drawing on the unique academic and professional experience of its author, Strategic Management in the Third Sector provides a comprehensive introduction to the strategic development of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Roger Courtney introduces students to the different ways of thinking about a third sector organisation and its external environment, including strategic thinking and analysis, and strategy formulation and implementation. Key Features:• Comprehensive case study coverage, focusing on a wide variety of non-profit organisations• Provides genuine insight into the practical implications of managing in the third sector • Identifies a wide range of strategic models and tools that are of value to the development of third sector organisations• Considers the latest developments in social enterprise• Written by a leading expert in the fieldStrategic Management in the 3rd Sector is an essential text for all students of voluntary and third sector management, charity and social enterprise management, voluntary sector studies, charity management and public service management.