People and Organizational Management in Construction

People and Organizational Management in Construction
Author: Shamil Naoum
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780727728746
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Organizational Management in Construction Book Excerpt:

This work offers an extended dictionary of key management concepts for students and professionals alike. It helps the reader, through an applied approach to management, to search for the most appropriate ways of improving their organization's performance and effectiveness. With the aid of case studies drawn from the construction industry, this title discusses key management issues including management theory, strategy, organization structure and design, culture, leadership, power, work groups, motivation and personal management.

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects
Author: Martin Loosemore,Andrew Dainty,Helen Lingard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2003-12-08
ISBN: 1134506848
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects Book Excerpt:

This book is aimed at project managers and students of project management who until now, have been handed the responsibility for human resource management without adequate knowledge or training.

Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry

Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry
Author: Hua, Goh Bee
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-06-30
ISBN: 146664186X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry Book Excerpt:

Technology development has provided fundamental benefits of speed, precision, and convenience to common business strategies; providing not only a means for functional integration, but also an opportunity to enhance competitive capability of a business firm. Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry brings together topics on understanding business strategy and competitive advantage, as well as essential benefits of concepts and technologies for improving efficiency of the construction industry. This reference source is directed toward researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, undergraduate, and postgraduate students, in order to gain insights into the complex workings of the traditional construction industry and the concepts and tools used to facilitate a strategically IT enabled industry.

Organization Design

Organization Design
Author: John Joseph,Oliver Baumann,Richard M. Burton,Kannan Srikanth
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN: 1787563316
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organization Design Book Excerpt:

Advances in Strategic Management is dedicated to communicating innovative, new research that advances theory and practice in Strategic Management. This volume focuses on organization design and collaborative ways of working.

Organizational Dynamics of Technology Based Innovation Diversifying the Research Agenda

Organizational Dynamics of Technology Based Innovation  Diversifying the Research Agenda
Author: Tom McMaster,David Wastell,Elaine Ferneley,Janice I. DeGross
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2007-08-08
ISBN: 038772804X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Dynamics of Technology Based Innovation Diversifying the Research Agenda Book Excerpt:

This volume presents papers from the 10th Working Conference of the IFIP WG 8.6 on the adoption and diffusion of information systems and technologies. It explores the dynamics of how some technological innovation efforts succeed while others fail. The book looks to expand the research agenda, paying special attention to the areas of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and organizational sectors.

Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry

Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry
Author: Vaughan Coffey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010-01-28
ISBN: 1134093357
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry Book Excerpt:

Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part of this doubt stems from a reliance on measures of organisational performance that are based purely on financial measures of business growth. Using the construction industry as the subject of his research, Vaughan Coffey traces the development of the literature on organisational culture and business effectiveness and investigates the culture-performance link using a new and highly objective measure of company performance and an evaluation of organisational culture, which is largely behaviourally-based. Providing a theoretical contribution to the field, this work shows that various cultural traits appear to be closely linked to objectively measured organisational effectiveness. This book will be valuable to professionals and researchers in the fields of management and public policy. It indicates directions for construction companies to develop and change, and in doing so strengthen their chances of remaining strong when opportunities for work might deplete and only the most successful companies will be able to survive.

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement
Author: Akintola Akintoye,Jack Goulding,Girma Zawdie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN: 1118280318
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement Book Excerpt:

Innovation in construction is essential for growth. The industry strives to remain competitive using a variety of approaches and needs to engage structured initiatives linked to proven innovation concepts, techniques and applications. Even in mature markets like the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector, where business behaviour is generally considered as being risk averse, it is increasingly important to embed innovation into mainstream business practices. In Construction Innovation and Process Improvement a number of wide ranging issues from construction practice in different countries with different contexts are presented to provide a rich collection of literature embracing theory and practice. Chapters are divided into three broad themes of construction innovation relating to: Theory and Practice; Process Drivers; and Future Technologies. Several questions are posed, including for example: What is particularly unique about construction innovation in theory and practice? What are the major drivers of construction innovation? What factors are needed to support and deliver future construction technologies? In attempting to respond to such questions, the book sheds new light on these challenges, and provides readers with a number of ways forward, especially cognisant of the increased role of globalisation, the enhanced impact of knowledge, and importance of innovation. All these can have a significant impact on strategic decision-making, competitive advantage, and sustainable policies and practices. Part One deals with change management, technology, sustainable construction, and supply chain management; Part Two addresses innovation and process improvement drivers, including strategic management, concurrent engineering, risk management, innovative procurement, knowledge management; Part Three explores future technologies in construction – and particularly, how these can be harnessed and leveraged to help procure innovation and process improvement.

Organizational Behavior 2

Organizational Behavior 2
Author: John B. Miner
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780765615251
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Behavior 2 Book Excerpt:

"The sequel to Organizational Behavior: Essential Theories of Motivation and Leadership (2005) provides a review and analysis of the key theories of macro-organizational behavior. It provides background on scientific method, theory construction and evaluation, measurement considerations, research design, and the nature of knowledge in organizational behavior, and discusses theories in areas including decision-making, systems, and organizational sociology. The text assumes prior studies in fields such as organizational behavior and management." -- Publisher.

Organizational Transformation for Sustainability

Organizational Transformation for Sustainability
Author: Mark Edwards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-02-11
ISBN: 1135271682
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Transformation for Sustainability Book Excerpt:

During the 21st century organizations will undergo a level of radical and global change that has rarely been seen before. This transformation will come as a result of the environmental, social and economic challenges that now confront organisations in all their activities. But are our understandings and theories of change up to the task of meeting these challenges? Will we be able to develop sustaining visions of how organizations might contribute to the long-term viability of our interdependent global communities? Organizational Transformation for Sustainability: An Integral Metatheory offers some innovative answers to the big questions involved in organizational sustainability and the radical changes that organizations will need to undergo as we move into the third millennium. This new approach comes from the emerging field of integral metatheory. Edwards shows how a "Big Picture" view of organisational transformation can contribute to our understanding of, and search for, organisational sustainability. There are four key themes to the book: i) the need for integrative metatheories for organisational change; ii) the development of a general research method for building metatheory; iii) the description of an integral metatheory for organisational sustainability; and iv) the discussion of the implications of this metatheory for organisational change and social policy regarding sustainability. This book brings a unique and important orienting perspective to these issues.

Communicating and Organizing in Context

Communicating and Organizing in Context
Author: Beth Bonniwell Haslett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 113667487X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating and Organizing in Context Book Excerpt:

Communicating and Organizing in Context integrates Giddens’ structuration theory with Goffman’s interaction order and develops a new theoretical base—the theory of structurational interaction—for the analysis of communicating and organizing. Both theorists emphasize tacit knowledge, social routines, context, social practices, materiality, frames, agency, and view communication as constitutive of social life and of organizing. Thus their integration in structurational interaction provides a coherent, communication-centric approach to analyzing communicating, organizing and their interrelationships. This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars as an orientation to the field of organizational communication and as an integration of organizing and communicating. It will also be useful for practitioners as a tool for understanding how conceptual frames limit possibilities and constitute the nature of organizing and members' participation in organizations.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making
Author: Gerard P. Hodgkinson,William H. Starbuck
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-03-06
ISBN: 0191558605
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making comprehensively surveys theory and research on organizational decision-making, broadly conceived. Emphasizing psychological perspectives, while encompassing the insights of economics, political science, and sociology, it provides coverage at the individual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. In-depth case studies illustrate the practical implications of the work surveyed. Each chapter is authored by one or more leading scholars, thus ensuring that this Handbook is an authoritative reference work for academics, researchers, advanced students, and reflective practitioners concerned with decision-making in the areas of Management, Psychology, and HRM. Contributors: Eric Abrahamson, Julia Balogun, Michael L. Barnett, Philippe Baumard, Nicole Bourque, Laure Cabantous, Prithviraj Chattopadhyay, Kevin Daniels, Jerker Denrell, Vinit M. Desai, Giovanni Dosi, Roger L.M. Dunbar, Stephen M. Fiore, Mark A. Fuller, Michael Shayne Gary, Elizabeth George, Jean-Pascal Gond, Paul Goodwin, Terri L. Griffith, Mark P. Healey, Gerard P. Hodgkinson, Gerry Johnson, Michael Johnson-Cramer, Alfred Kieser, Ann Langley, Eleanor T. Lewis, Dan Lovallo, Rebecca Lyons, Peter M. Madsen, A. John Maule, John M. Mezias, Nigel Nicholson, Gregory B. Northcraft, David Oliver, Annie Pye, Karlene H. Roberts, Jacques Rojot, Michael A. Rosen, Isabelle Royer, Eugene Sadler-Smith, Eduardo Salas, Kristyn A. Scott, Zur Shapira, Carolyne Smart, Gerald F. Smith, Emma Soane, Paul R. Sparrow, William H. Starbuck, Matt Statler, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, Michal Tamuz, Teri Jane Ursacki-Bryant, Ilan Vertinsky, Bénédicte Vidaillet, Jane Webster, Karl E. Weick, Benjamin Wellstein, George Wright, Kuo Frank Yu, and David Zweig.

Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey

Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey
Author: Elke Schuessler,Patrick Cohendet,Silviya Svejenova
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1839828749
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together empirical and conceptual papers that go beyond questions of idea generation to account for the dynamics of idea development, judgement, and dissemination – processes which are at the heart of organizing for innovation.

Utility Corporations

Utility Corporations
Author: United States. Federal Trade Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1928
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utility Corporations Book Excerpt:

Peterson s Graduate Schools in the U S 2010

Peterson s Graduate Schools in the U S  2010
Author: Peterson's (Firm)
Publsiher: Peterson's
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0768927897
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson s Graduate Schools in the U S 2010 Book Excerpt:

A compact reference provides overviews for nearly one thousand schools in a variety of disciplines, in a resource that features listings by state and field of study as well as up-to-date entries on everything from enrollment and tuition to faculty and degrees offered. Original.

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation
Author: Bhattacharya, Sudipto,Chakraborty, Tanusree
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN: 1522596771
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation Book Excerpt:

As organizations continue to develop and adapt in today’s modern society, various approaches have begun to emerge as managers look for the best techniques to improve company performance. Appreciative inquiry is the practice of maintaining a positive and optimistic environment within the workplace, and it’s a concept that has transformed many corporations as it spread across the globe. Understanding this powerful shift in employee perception requires considerable research on how appreciative inquiry is affecting various companies worldwide. Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation provides emerging research that serves to increase the productivity of individuals and organizations exponentially by sharing case studies from organizations where appreciative inquiry has been implemented successfully as well as best practices that can benefit organizations and common pitfalls that can be avoided by becoming more vigilant. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as individual execution, productivity, and occupational solutions, this book is ideally designed for managers, practitioners, corporate professionals, executives, researchers, educators, and students.

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change
Author: David Boje,Bernard Burnes,John Hassard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 1136680896
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change Book Excerpt:

Organizations change. They grow, they adapt, they evolve. The effects of organizational change are important, varied and complex and analyzing and understanding them is vital for students, academics and researchers in all business schools. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. The volume brings together the very best contributors not only from the field of organizational change, but also from adjacent fields, such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes of this discipline. Surveying the state of the discipline and introducing new, cutting-edge themes, this book is a valuable reference source for students and academics in this area.

Storytelling Organizational Practices

Storytelling Organizational Practices
Author: David M. Boje
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN: 1135073104
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storytelling Organizational Practices Book Excerpt:

Once upon a time the practice of storytelling was about collecting interesting stories about the past, and converting them into soundbite pitches. Now it is more about foretelling the ways the future is approaching the present, prompting a re-storying of the past. Storytelling has progressed and is about a diversity of voices, not just one teller of one past; it is how a group or organization of people negotiates the telling of history and the telling of what future is arriving in the present. With the changes in storytelling practices and theory there is a growing need to look at new and different methodologies. Within this exciting new book, David M. Boje develops new ways to ask questions in interviews and make observations of practice that are about storytelling the future. This, after all, is where management practice concentrates its storytelling, while much of the theory and method work is all about how the past might recur in the future. Storytelling Organizational Practices takes the reader on a journey: from looking at narratives of past experience through looking at living stories of emergence in the present to looking at how the future is arriving in ways that prompts a re-storying of the past.

Action and Agency in Dialogue

Action and Agency in Dialogue
Author: François Cooren
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9027210233
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Action and Agency in Dialogue Book Excerpt:

"Elegantly written and compellingly argued, Cooren offers up some of the most original theorizing on agency in the communication sciences that we have seen to date. Nonhuman agency does not just "make a difference" in this book. It is a difference that connects, communicates, and brings to life the impossible."-Gail T. Fairhurst, Professor, University of Cincinnati, USA --

Organization Development

Organization Development
Author: Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge,Linda Holbeche
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-05-03
ISBN: 0749470186
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organization Development Book Excerpt:

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is a guide to the basic principles of effective organization development. A compendium of theories, practices, diagnostics techniques and figures, it provides practical advice for identifying an organization's needs and determining the most appropriate course of action to maximize organizational capability. It provides an overview of the history and theory of OD and addresses the various phases, the role of the practitioner, aspects of power and politics, and the human resources context. The book also discusses organizational design, culture change, managing transformational change, and developing effective leadership. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this fully updated new edition of Organization Development now includes coverage of complexity and chaos theory, new case studies describing OD practices and attitudes in countries outside of the US and UK, and new chapters on change and culture and on employee engagement and wellbeing. The authors also have added emphasis on the collaborations between OD and HR functions. It provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.

Handbook of Research on Changing Dynamics in Responsible and Sustainable Business in the Post COVID 19 Era

Handbook of Research on Changing Dynamics in Responsible and Sustainable Business in the Post COVID 19 Era
Author: Popescu, Cristina Raluca Gh.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-01-07
ISBN: 1668425254
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Changing Dynamics in Responsible and Sustainable Business in the Post COVID 19 Era Book Excerpt:

The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked every part of society. The rise of businesses to the important task of improving sustainability and responsibility has been interrupted by the stress of the pandemic. In its wake, organizational leaders must reassess the best strategies considering the changes made by the “new normal.” The Handbook of Research on Changing Dynamics in Responsible and Sustainable Business in the Post-COVID-19 Era provides valuable insight of the significant changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of defining, characterizing, presenting, and understanding the meaning, challenges, and implications of responsible and sustainable business. Covering topics such as consumerism, supply chain management, and sustainable organizational performance, this major reference work is an excellent resource for academicians, scientists, researchers, students, business specialists, business leaders, consultants, government institutions, and policymakers.