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 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.
Contemporary research in strategic management, with an emphasis on conceptual tools and skills created by scholars and practitioners in the field are evident throughout Strategic Management, 14e. The fourteenth edition of Strategic Management continues to increase the emphasis on planning for domestic and global competition in a global economy that is integral to strategic decision in even the smallest business or organisation on Main Street - in any town worldwide every day. It is specially designed to accommodate the needs of strategy students worldwide in our fast-changing twenty-first century.
This book contains six lecture modules on some contemporary issues in strategic management accounting. These modules are independent of each other and are ordered in a random basis. The topics that are discussed here are:concurrent engineering, quality issues, supply chain management, Just-in-Time, lean manufacturing, target and kaizen costing, performance measurement and knowledge management. Literature on these topics were collected and compiled in these modules.
Operations Management and the Zambia Medical Mission discusses the planning and execution of one of the world's largest and most complex annual medical missions in the remote bush country of southern Zambia. Examples are provided for teaching and application of operations management techniques including simulation modeling, process flows, methods improvement opportunities, materials requirements planning (MRP), and project management.
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
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.
Despite their considerable growth in last few decades, Emerging Markets face numerous risks that have the potential to slow down or obstruct their development.In this book risks facing organizations operating in emerging markets and Jordan in particular are identified. Second, the role of Business Continuity Management (BCM) in emerging markets is discussed. Third, an integrated framework for BCM and Strategic Planning is proposed. These issues are significant since they represent the role of BCM in highly dynamic and fast changing business environments. The book provides a discussion of the significance of BCM in reducing or preventing risks facing organizations operating in emerging markets, especially those in Jordan.
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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 book focuses on “protected areas” as delimited by the Cameroon government for specific objectives of conservation and sustainable development of natural resources. It makes us to understand that protected areas are gazetted into different categories, some of declared ignoring traditionally use by local communities to meet their daily needs. Hence, the genesis of hostility (bush fires, poaching, anthropogenic pressures)resulting to human- wildlife conflicts. It futher suggest better ways of management of protected areas and the advantages that such management will offer. The book points out that conserving biodiversity in Cameroon is guided by laws of 1994 and 1996.The book clearly gives the shortcomings observed in the guidelines and suggested ways of management in a decentralised system.This book will be an interesting tool to an ordinary reader since it is very informative and an invaluable tool to students of forestry and wildlife management pursuing higher education training.
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.
In fast and competitive markets, organizations look to comply and produce high-quality products and services that excel customers’ expectations and needs. In this context, organizations have deployed all sorts of strategies supported by business excellence models (BEM), quality management systems, process management, and performance measurement systems. Thus, BEM have played a major role in supporting organizations’ business strategy and performance in the long run. Business Excellence Models and Strategic Planning provides to industrialist, managers, practitioners, consultants, researchers and all kind of professionals a robust research-framework with practical insights, and deep knowledge about the integration of BEM with Strategic Planning. Based on a five-year project, the book provides a critical review of the most well-known excellence models, methods and tools that support Quality Management Systems(QMS). Thus, Business Excellence Models and Strategic Planning focuses on business performance and process management, integrating BEM with Strategic Planning, and providing the basis to create/foster a quality management-culture to succeed in becoming a world-class organization
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.
The book has five chapters. Chapter one is about the introduction of the study; chapter two is review of literature on strategic planning in schools; chapter three is about research methods I employed in conducting the study; chapter four is about presentation and discussion of the findings of the study; and chapter five is summary and conclusions of the key findings of the study as well as recommendations. The book reveals stakeholders involved in strategic planning and implementation in public secondary schools in Tanzania, the substantive focus areas for strategic planning in the schools, factors supporting and factors hindering strategic planning and implementation in the schools. This book is useful for school heads or principals, school managers and administrators, educational officers, school board members, academicians and students in high learning institutions whose specialization is educational leadership and management, and other education stakeholders.