Management Practices In High Tech Environments

Author by : Jemielniak, Dariusz
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book leads to emergence of new, insufficiently analyzed and described organizational phenomena. Thoroughly studying this from international comparative cross-cultural perspective, Management Practices in High-Tech Environments presents cutting-edge research on management practices in American, European, Asian and Middle-Eastern high-tech companies, with particular focus on fieldwork-driven, but reflective, contributions"--Provided by publisher.


Program Management In Defense And High Tech Environments

Author by : Charles Christopher McCarthy
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Program management in a technical environment is as much art as it is science. Effective program managers are able to combine management and leadership skills for the good of the program and the people entrusted to them. This book illuminates the entire life cycle of the program-from the customer's original concept to successful completion. It incl


Managing Dynamic Technology Oriented Businesses High Tech Organizations And Workplaces

Author by : Jemielniak, Dariusz
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book explores the culture of modern high-tech workplaces and the different challenges and opportunities that new technologies present for modern workers and employers, reviewing various management practices throughout the world"--Provided by publisher.


Technical Writing Presentational Skills And Online Communication Professional Tools And Insights

Author by : Greenlaw, Raymond
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book is a collection of work to assist any professional who needs to deal with ethical issues, write up a technical project, give or develop a presentation, or write material for an online audience"--Provided by publisher.


Handbook Of Research On Knowledge Intensive Organizations

Author by : Jemielniak, Dariusz
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Provides an international collection of studies on knowledge-intensive organizations with insight into organizational realities as varied as universities, consulting agencies, corporations, and high-tech start-ups.


Systems Thinking For Management Consultants

Author by : Rajneesh Chowdhury
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book discusses how systems thinking and approaches can aid management consultants in navigating the complexities of client advisory in current realities. It thereby brings to the forefront aspects of holism, flexibility and responsibility - the keys to success in today’s world. Management consultants are called in to offer an independent expert view of an organisation/ a situation and are expected to address some of the most pressing problems businesses face. The client does not exist in a silo, but in a complex environment that lies at the intersection of a range of internal and external factors that are often unseen and unpredictable. The organisation itself presents an alien territory that the consultant is expected to acclimatise to within a very short period of time, and come up with solutions that “insiders” would not have been able to visualise. The book presents a range of ideas, concepts and reference cases that are relevant and topical for consultants in their daily work. It argues that systems thinking allows holism and flexibility in management consulting – while holism is about the ability to encompass the environmental and organisational complexity, flexibility is about the ability to think creatively and adopt different approaches to accommodate this complexity. With commentaries, case studies, conceptual models and perspectives that cut across multiple industries, sectors and countries, this book is a valuable resource for academics and professionals alike. The book’s inner pages and its page on Springer.com contain additional comments providing perspectives of clients, industry experts and academia.


Handbook Of Research On Communities Of Practice For Organizational Management And Networking Methodologies For Competitive Advantage

Author by : Hern ez, Olga Rivera
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book provides a sound understanding of the managerial implications of communities of practice as well as their opportunities and limits for knowledge management"--nota del editor.


Occupy Management

Author by : Monika Kostera
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : It can be said that our times are characterized both by the omnipresence of organizations and by the destabilization of organized social life, caused by the erosion of its structural and moral foundations such as long-term employment, social trust or an actual observance of the proclaimed codes of ethics. At the same time there is a huge and growing potential for organized change due to the amount of students and graduates of different types of management studies and programmes all over the world. The role of the state may become atrophied and corporations seem all too eager to seize ever more power while renouncing responsibility towards the environment and the employees, but a huge and unprecedented number of people from all walks of life, all social classes and all countries now have the qualifications to take over the responsibility for social organizations. The objective of Occupy Management: Inspirations and Ideas for Self-Organization and Self-Management is to make it evident to the student why and how he or she can manage without becoming part of corporate power structures. Aimed at postgraduate students studying organizational and management theory as well as social entrepreneurship, this book is not a simple repetition of essential knowledge in these areas, but a re-direction of such knowledge towards self-management and self-organization.


Asian Business And Management Practices Trends And Global Considerations

Author by : Ura, Dasho Karma
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : As a rapidly rising force in the global market, Asian countries hold opportunities for growth and development. However, in order to successfully gain entry into this new part of the market, it will first be necessary to understand the motives and background behind Asian economies. Asian Business and Management Practices: Trends and Global Considerations analyzes the various strategies found in the Asian economic market. Showcasing a broad range of countries in Southeast Asia in addition to China and India, this publication is a broad, widely encompassing resource for academics, PhD students, experts, policymakers, and government officials interested in understanding the background and applications behind business success in Asia.


Systems Thinking And E Participation Ict In The Governance Of Society

Author by : Cordoba-Pachon, Jose Rodrigo
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The development of information-based societies worldwide is now impacting public organizations and their delivery of services to citizens. Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society provides a systemic-based inquiry platform to explore boundaries, limits, and advantages of information and communication technology use in the public decision making processes. With theoretical and practical contributions, this publication examines the impact of governmental technologies useful to those involved with politics, sociology, and information systems.


Integrated Operations In The Oil And Gas Industry Sustainability And Capability Development

Author by : Rosendahl, Tom
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The predicted “ICT revolution” has gained increasing attention in the oil industry the last few years. It is enabled by the use of ubiquitous real time data, collaborative techniques, and multiple expertises across disciplines, organizations and geographical locations. Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry: Sustainability and Capability Development covers the capability approach to integrated operations that documents research and development in the oil industry. By ‘capability’, we refer to the combined capacity and ability to plan and execute in accordance with business objectives through a designed combination of human skills, work processes, organizational change, and technology. This book will serve as a knowledge base for those who are interested in learning about, and those involved in, Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry.


The Laws Of The Knowledge Workplace

Author by : Dariusz Jemielniak
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In The Laws of the Knowledge Workplace, Dr Jemielniak has collected research-based chapters providing deep, interdisciplinary insight into knowledge professions, addressing issues of professional identity, emotion, power and authority, trust and indoctrination, and management behaviour. This leads to an examination of issues related to time and work scheduling and its bearing on play, family, symbolic sacrifices, and employee burn-out. In particular, it delves into the identity shifts between knowledge workers and managers, nepotism and turnover intentions among knowledge workers, the implementation of engineering projects, coordination problems in offshore production systems, leadership in virtual teams, decision support systems; taking into account the moral aspects of consequences, netnography as a tool for studying knowledge work, and innovative networks in the aviation industry. The accounts and studies in this book come from management, organization studies, sociology, and anthropology of work perspectives and are fully international in scope. They highlight the scale of the serious changes in occupational roles and to the meaning of work that is taking place in knowledge-intensive environments and give a pointer to what might constitute good and bad management practice in knowledge-intensive companies.


Reliability Risk And Safety Three Volume Set

Author by : Radim Bris
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Containing papers presented at the 18th European Safety and Reliability Conference (Esrel 2009) in Prague, Czech Republic, September 2009, Reliability, Risk and Safety Theory and Applications will be of interest for academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors, including Aeronautics and Aerospace, Aut


Organizations And Archetypes

Author by : Monika Kostera
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : ïProfessor Kostera is a consummate writer whose studies stand out for originality of approach. Her contribution to our knowledge of the inner mechanisms and wider effects of organizations is impossible to over-value: indeed without KosteraÍs input, our knowledge of organizations, the successive reincarnations and strategy changes would be so much poorer. The book is pursued with exquisite consistency and sense of purpose. It is presented in all its enormous cognitive potential and exceptional analytical utility. A study of great value to both students and practitioners of organization.Í _ Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds, UK This book reflects on organizations through archetypical tales-stories particularly resonant with deep meanings present in culture and the soul. Archetypes are common patterns containing hidden images of human motivations, offering inspiration and awakening imagination. This book is a collection of such tales, connected to twelve organizational archetypes, where each are illustrated by more general theoretical reflections, current management and organization theory literature, as well as practical examples. Monika Kostera proposes an imagery and language for self-management and self-organization for non-corporate use including entrepreneurs and multipurpose NGOs. Stories and examples from and of, contemporary organizations in different contexts will prove insightful to students, academics and researchers of management, business, sociology and economics. Social entrepreneurs and NGO activists will also find plenty of invaluable information is this inspirational study.


Agriculture Trade And The Environment The Arable Crops Sector

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This OECD 2005 study takes an in-depth look at the arable crops sector in OECD countries and draws some conclusions about the impacts of agricultural support policies, trade liberalisation, agri-environmental payments, and agri-ennvironmental regulations.


Industry And Higher Education

Author by : Leigh Wood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book is aimed at business schools around the globe. We offer rich case studies, teaching notes and assessment ideas to help business educators embed sustainability in curriculum. These international case studies are situated in Mauritius, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and India however they have global applicability. Each chapter is a joint creation with an industry or government partner and uses original research written in the form of a case study. Active learning through case studies opens opportunities to change attitudes and to find creative solutions. In this book, we present ten chapters written as case studies covering a diverse number of sustainability topics – from tourism, health care, human resource management, climate change and supply chain management. Each case study is accompanied by detailed teaching notes and assessment questions as well as marking guides. There are also two chapters discussing sustainability discourse and discipline in higher education. The detailed cases can be immediately applied in the classroom.


Critical Systems Thinking And The Management Of Complexity

Author by : Michael C. Jackson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The world has become increasingly networked and unpredictable. Decision makers at all levels are required to manage the consequences of complexity every day. They must deal with problems that arise unexpectedly, generate uncertainty, are characterised by interconnectivity, and spread across traditional boundaries. Simple solutions to complex problems are usually inadequate and risk exacerbating the original issues. Leaders of international bodies such as the UN, OECD, UNESCO and WHO — and of major business, public sector, charitable, and professional organizations — have all declared that systems thinking is an essential leadership skill for managing the complexity of the economic, social and environmental issues that confront decision makers. Systems thinking must be implemented more generally, and on a wider scale, to address these issues. An evaluation of different systems methodologies suggests that they concentrate on different aspects of complexity. To be in the best position to deal with complexity, decision makers must understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches and learn how to employ them in combination. This is called critical systems thinking. Making use of over 25 case studies, the book offers an account of the development of systems thinking and of major efforts to apply the approach in real-world interventions. Further, it encourages the widespread use of critical systems practice as a means of ensuring responsible leadership in a complex world. Comments on a previous version of the book: Russ Ackoff: ‘the book is the best overview of the field I have seen’ JP van Gigch: ‘Jackson does a masterful job. The book is lucid ...well written and eminently readable’ Professional Manager (Journal of the Chartered Management Institute): ‘Provides an excellent guide and introduction to systems thinking for students of management’


Social Science Research

Author by : Barbara Czarniawska
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This clear, straightforward textbook embraces the practical reality of actually doing fieldwork. It tackles the common problems faced by new researchers head on, offering sensible advice and instructive case studies from the author's own experience. Barbara Czarniawaska takes us on a master class through the research process, encouraging us to revisit the various facets of the fieldwork research and helping us to reframe our own experiences. Combining a conversational style of writing with an impressive range of empirical examples she takes the reader from planning and designing research to collecting and analyzing data all the way to writing up and disseminating findings. This is a sophisticated introduction to a broad range of research methods and methodologies; it will be of great interest to anyone keen to revisit social research in the company of an expert guide.


The Oxford Handbook Of Diversity In Organizations

Author by : Regine Bendl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In recent years diversity and its management has become a feature of modern and postmodern organizations. Different practices have spread around the globe focusing on the organizing and management of inclusion and exclusion of different groups such as men and women, heterosexual and homosexuals, persons with different racial and ethnic background, ages, and (dis)abilities. However, although increasingly recognized as important, the discourses of diversity are multifaceted and not without controversy. Furthermore, diversity management practices have the potential to reproduce both inclusion and exclusion. This book presents the foundations of organizing and managing diversities, offers multidisciplinary, intersectional, and critical analyses on key issues, and opens up fresh perspectives in order to advance the diversity debate. The contributors are a team of leading diversity scholars from all over the world.


Professional Advancements And Management Trends In The It Sector

Author by : Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : While a typical project manager’s responsibility and accountability are both limited to a project with a clear start and end date, IT managers are responsible for an ongoing, ever-changing process for which they must adapt and evolve to stay updated, dependable, and secure in their field. Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector offers the latest managerial trends within the field of information technology management. By collecting research from experts from around the world, in a variety of sectors and levels of technical expertise, this volume offers a broad variety of case studies, best practices, methodologies, and research within the field of information technology management. It will serve as a vital resource for practitioners and academics alike.


Strategic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author by : Hunter, M. Gordon
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This 4-volume set provides a compendium of comprehensive advanced research articles written by an international collaboration of experts involved with the strategic use of information systems"--Provided by publisher.


Performing Gender At Work

Author by : Elisabeth Kelan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Providing a unique insight into how gender is performed in contemporary high-tech work and introducing a creative and novel way of analyzing the fluidity and rigidity of gender at work through discourse analytic methods the author highlights how changes in the world of work interact with changes in gender relations.


Management Of Technology

Author by : Hans J. Thamhain
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : * Presents assessment methods for organization and managementprocesses. * Provides special tools and techniques for managing and organizingR&D, new product, and project-oriented challenges. * Includes real-world case studies.


Software Wasteland

Author by : Dave McComb
Languange : en
Publisher by : Technics Publications
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Description : Know what’s causing application development waste so you can turn the tide. This is the book your Systems Integrator and your Application Software vendor don’t want you to read. Enterprise IT (Information Technology) is a $3.8 trillion per year industry worldwide. Most of it is waste. We've grown used to projects costing tens of millions or even billions of dollars, and routinely running over budget and schedule many times over. These overages in both time and money are almost all wasted resources. However, the waste is hard to see, after being so marbled through all the products, processes, and guiding principles. That is what this book is about. We must see, understand, and agree about the problem before we can take coordinated action to address it. The trajectory of this book is as follows: In Chapter 1, we explore how bad the current state is. The three industries that address software waste are discussed, including the legacy software industry, neo-legacy software industry, and legacy modernization industry. Examples of application waste are illustrated from both public and private sectors. In Chapter 2, we explore the economics of the software industry. Although the economic tradeoffs are changing at the speed of Moore’s Law, our approaches are not keeping pace. Learn how information systems really behave in terms of actual application development. In Chapter 3 we use “root cause analysis” to reveal the real contributors to this situation, which are dependency, redundancy, complexity, and application centricity. Chapter 4 recounts the many failed attempts we’ve made in the past to deal with information system complexity, including relational databases, ERP systems, enterprise data modeling, service oriented architectures, and APIs, Agile, data warehouse and business intelligence, outsourcing and offshoring, cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), data lakes, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Chapter 5 dismantles seven fallacies that contribute to our remaining stuck. For example, the first fallacy is “We need detailed requirements or we won’t get what we want.” The quagmire is not affecting all sectors of the economy equally. Chapter 6 looks at how this is playing out in the government and private sectors, large and small companies, and various parts of the IT industry itself. Chapter 7 outlines some action you can take now to begin to extricate yourself, including a detailed assessment and defining metrics for measuring and preventing software development waste.


The Work Family Interface In Global Context

Author by : Karen Korabik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Based on a sweeping, ten country study, The Work-Family Interface in Global Context comprises the most comprehensive and rigorous cross-cultural study of the work-family interface to date. Just as work-family conflict is associated with negative consequences for workers, organizations, and societies, so too can the work and family domains interact positively to enhance or enrich one another. Drawing on qualitative, quantitative, and policy-based data, chapters in this collection explore the influence of culture on the work-family interface in order to help researchers and managers understand the applicability of work-family models in a variety of contexts and further conceptualize work-family interactions through the development of a more universal knowledge. Members of the Project 3535 Team: Karen Korabik, University of Guelph, Canada. Zeynep Aycan, Koç University, Turkey. Roya Ayman, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. Artiawati, University of Surabaya, Indonesia. Anne Bardoel, Monash University, Australia. Anat Drach-Zahavy, University of Haifa, Israel. Leslie B. Hammer, Portland State University, USA. Ting-Pang Huang, Soochow University, Taiwan. Donna S. Lero, University of Guelph, Canada. Tripti Pande-Desai, New Delhi Institute of Management, India. Steven Poelmans, EADA Business School, Spain. Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Governors State University, USA. Anit Somech, University of Haifa, Israel. Li Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.


Industrial Clusters In Biotechnology

Author by : Chiesa Vittorio Chiaroni Davide
Languange : en
Publisher by : Imperial College Press
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Description : Annotation - the preconditions for a cluster to grow (scientific base and/or industrial base, innovative financing, etc.); - the driving forces for cluster growth and development, i.e. the key factors of development (new company creation, IP rules, acceptance of biotech products, services and infrastructures, etc.); - best practices in cluster management (barrier removal, network creation, marketing, technology transfer, etc.).


Strategies For High Tech Firms

Author by : P. M. Rao
Languange : en
Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : This is the first book to present marketing strategy of high-tech products and services in a legal, economic, and global context. From software to hardware, from pharmaceuticals to digital movies and TV, the authors argue that the understanding of intellectual property rights (IPRs) is essential to devising effective marketing strategies. The focus of this book differs from a typical strategy text in these ways: it identifies and addresses the unique problems faced by high-tech firms and offers solutions; relevant concepts from economics and law are fully integrated; and the authors consider the externalities associated with high-tech firms and explain their relationship to ethical issues, brand name, and reputation. Each chapter includes an overview, key terms, discussion questions and real life examples.


Integrated Weed And Soil Management

Author by : J. L. Hatfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Integrated Weed and Soil Management explores the connection between soil science and weed control, providing the latest research and applications for weed management in agricultural systems. Five major areas discussed include: surface residue, tillage, and weed and soil management integration of soil and weed management to reduce environmental degradation modeling weed emergence, interference, and management new technology and management development of the next generation of weed management systems Throughout the text, the editors and contributors replace weed control terminology with weed management terminology, shifting the paradigm of one of control to one of better management. Integrated Weed and Soil Management, a great reference for higher research, improves your understanding of soil science, weed biology, and ecology - leading to effective practical application and maximum results.