Description : This book gives the reader a realistic perspective of what management is and what managers really do. Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges despite the plans made by even the best managers and leaders. The relatively new challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every chapter of this book. The authors have included the most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste of the energy, challenge and adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of social media and new technology throughout This fifth edition includes new emphases on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a growing area of importance and interest in management studies and the foregrounding of management as an Integrative Practice. There will be linkages of topics within and across chapters, reflective of management as it occurs.
Description : Offers strategies and ideas for those nearing retirement age who are looking to fast-track their investment income by using non-traditional investment vehicles like private equity and covered calls to generate significant returns.
Description : Tap into solutions for the Top 10 Challenges Every Business Encounters and Learn the Keys to Transform Your Business today. The Profit Pattern by John Mautner: Learn the key solutions to solve the ten proven, repeatable and beatable challenges that every business encounters. Whether you are a startup, restructuring or escalating to a higher level, you can grow your business, improve performance, improve efficiency, starting right now with the help of The Profit Pattern. This is an insider's look at the strategies behind authority business coach and serial entrepreneur John Mautner's formula. The Profit Pattern will help you protect, restore and grow your business, just as Mautner personally has done to help thousands of other businesses. Discover the challenges that every business faces and learn how to make a difference, transform your business, improve efficiency, and impact your company's bottom line. Whether you are facing financial challenges or are seeking greater heights, The Profit Pattern will guide you to improve performance, increase productivity and time management through simple steps so you can accomplish all your goals. Inside The Profit Pattern: The Top 10 Tools To Transform Your Business Drive Performance, Empower Your People, Accelerate Productivity and Profitability you will receive access to many downloadable pdf's, quizzes and tools that will help you along as you implement Mautner's proven formula.
Description : Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.
Description : Revised to reflect the most recent developments in food safety, the second edition of Food Safety for the 21st Century offers practitioners an authoritative text that contains the essentials of food safety management in the global supply chain. The authors — noted experts in the field — reveal how to design, implement and maintain a stellar food safety programme. The book contains industry best-practices that can help businesses to improve their systems and accelerate the application of world-class food safety systems. The authors outline the key food safety considerations for individuals, businesses and organisations involved in today’s complex global food supply chains. The text contains the information needed to recognise food safety hazards, design safe products and processes and identify and manage effectively the necessary control mechanisms within the food business. The authors also include a detailed discussion of current issues and key challenges in the global food supply chain. This important guide: • Offers a thorough review of the various aspects of food safety and considers how to put in place an excellent food safety system • Contains the information on HACCP appropriate for all practitioners in the world-wide food supply chain • Assists new and existing business to meet their food safety goals and responsibilities • Includes illustrative examples of current thinking and challenges to food safety management and recommendations for making improvements to systems and practices Written for food safety managers, researchers and regulators worldwide, this revised guide offers a comprehensive text and an excellent reference for developing, implementing and maintaining world-class food safety programmes and shows how to protect and defend the food supply chain from threats.
Description : This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 18th Inter- tionalSymposiumonLogic-BasedProgramSynthesisandTransformation(LOP- STR 2008) held during July 17–18, 2008 in Valencia, Spain. Information about ? the conference can be found at http://www.informatik.uni-kiel.de/ mh/ lopstr08. Previous LOPSTR symposia were held in Lyngby (2007), Venice (2006 and 1999), London (2005 and 2000), Verona (2004), Uppsala (2003), Madrid (2002), Paphos (2001), Manchester (1998, 1992, and 1991), Leuven (1997), Stockholm (1996), Arnhem (1995), Pisa (1994), and Louvain-la-Neuve (1993). The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international research and collaboration on logic-based program development. LOPSTR t- ditionally solicits papers in the areas of speci?cation, synthesis, veri?cation, transformation,analysis,optimization,composition,security,reuse,applications andtools,component-basedsoftwaredevelopment,softwarearchitectures,age- basedsoftwaredevelopment,andprogramre?nement.LOPSTRhasareputation for being a lively, friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress. Formal proceedings are produced only after the symposium so that authors can incorporate feedback in the published papers. I would like to thank all those who submitted contributions to LOPSTR in the categories of full papers and extended abstracts. Each submission was reviewedbyatleastthreeProgramCommitteemembers.Thecommitteedecided to accept three full papers for immediate inclusion in the ?nal post-conference proceedings, and nine papers were accepted after revision and another round of reviewing. In addition to the accepted papers, the program also included an invited talk by Peter O'Hearn (University of London).
Description : This title traces BRAC's evolution from a small relief operation indistinguishable from hundreds of others, into what is undoubtedly the largest and most variegated social experiment in the developing world.