Description : This book interweaves the theory of strategic management with the special requirements of Indian business environment. This fourth edition of the popular text in strategic management brings the current and updated content in the discipline in a lucid and reader-friendly manner. The content for this edition is thoroughly revised, rewritten, and updated with 36 cases (comprehensive and mini) of Indian organisations and companies. Salient Features: - New chapters dealing with sustainability in the context of strategic management, and methods of pursuing strategies. - Enhanced framework of strategy implementation in India - Learning objectives based content with new examples, illustrations and cases.
Description : A guide showing the steps involved and the factors to be considered in the preparation of a strategic plan and its subsequent implementation and management. Chapters focus on strategic planning in small and medium enterprises and include summaries and discussion questions. Contains an in-depth case study using the complete range of analytical tools, as well as case studies from a variety of industries, together with a table of case studies which identifies each case by industry. Includes five appendices, a bibliography and an index. The authors have wide experience in consulting work on organisational planning and control.
Description : This book serves as a guide to strategic management accounting. It introduces new and useful concepts on how to collect, analyse, and evaluate options to enable managers to steer corporate directions and write strategic plans for the long-term success of the corporation. Starting with basic techniques and the latest strategic management approaches, the book then presents cases that show the techniques employed step by step. By demonstrating how easily the ideas can be translated into action, it is a valuable resource for business practitioners, as well as for students taking advanced management accounting courses.
Description : Written for Higher Education managers and administrators, A Practical Guide to University and College Management is a highly accessible text that offers practical guidance on how to manage the day-to-day life of universities. The authors take a proactive approach and offer a range of good practice examples and solutions, designed to resolve the dilemmas that arise in today’s rapidly changing higher education environment. Drawing on a wealth of management experience, this edited collection pulls together advice and practical guidance from expert managers working in the field of Higher Education. Each chapter is underpinned by theoretical perspectives to support invaluable pragmatic hints, mini-case studies, practical examples, and sample guidelines. The book covers four main areas: Selecting and inducting students: This section outlines the essential process for targeting, attracting, recruiting and inducting students Managing throughout the university year: Advice on the student experience, from the admissions process right up to graduation Assuring the quality of the student learning experience: How to manage course administration, student learning through assessment, student complaints and issues of quality assurance Maximising staff and student engagement: This section looks at how to maximise commitment and involvement by both staff and students, and includes approaches and examples of engagement implementation at other universities A Practical Guide to College and University Management will be of interest to Higher Education managers, administrators, and anyone looking for a pragmatic "how to" navigational guide that informs the working life of a university, from attracting students through to graduation. It offers managers and administrators essential training and support required to promote highly successful and efficient Higher Education Institutions, and is essential reading for anyone who works in university administration or aspires to do so. Sally Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Assessment, Learning and Teaching at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has published widely on innovations in teaching, learning and particularly assessment. Steve Denton is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar and Secretary at Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together University-wide student administrative and support services, including governance and legal matters, the academic registry, planning, student services, communication and marketing and widening access and participation.
Description : Internet Marketing: A Practical Approach is a step-by-step guide to marketing using the internet. Concentrating on the operational and functional aspects of this dynamic area, the book is packed with tactical advice and real-life examples from those leading the field to help you succeed. Written as an accessible guide to equip you for the online element of any contemporary marketing role, Internet Marketing covers all the key topics, including search engine optimization and social media marketing, before moving on to consider the internet as part of an integrated marketing strategy. With real-world case studies to illustrate e-marketing in practice and exercises to help you analyse, plan and execute effective strategies within the workplace, this practical resource will prepare you to undertake internet marketing across a variety of organizations. More than just a book, this complete package features an associated website at www.alancharlesworth.eu/internetmarketing which hosts the case studies for the book, offers further tips and advice, and provides access to a wealth of extra material such as up-to-date references and web links.
Description : Mastering Strategic Management provides a clear and insightful exploration of the complex issues faced by managers today. Organisations face constant change as a result of competitive pressures, political changes, social developments and technological progress. Strategic management is a plan of action to enable an organisation to succeed in this changing world through the dynamic management organisation and leadership of private and public sector companies and institutions. This book describes and analyses all these issues and explains the process of meeting the needs of an organisation's customers and other stakeholders.
Description : This book presents the essential concepts of operations research and engineering management in a structured manner. Starting with the basic functions of management – planning, organizing, leading and controlling – it introduces the reader to the process of strategic decision-making, covering the essentials of technological invention management, innovation and entrepreneurship, with ample examples of decision-making under certainty, uncertainty and risk conditions. It also exposes the reader to the fundamentals of managing projects and professional communication. In order to reinforce the theory used, practical case studies taken from relevant disciplines are introduced. For instance, case studies from the retail sector have been appended to the assignment problem and cases related to traffic have been introduced for queuing formulation. The concept of game theory is discussed in greater detail with an introduction to topics such as incentive compatibility, Bayesian representations for different games, budget balance, auctions and a broad coverage of mechanism design. While a few of these problems have been solved in the book, a few others have been left un-solved to promote readers’ understanding. The mix of theoretical and practical examples reveals to the reader the underlying complexities and highlights the challenges entailed by field implementation.