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Building a Lean Service Enterprise: Reflections of a lean management practitioner by Debashis SarkarProvides an assorted set of reflections/lessons from the "trenches" of Lean service and brings to fore leadership challenges, new tools, and the known-unknowns (insights that very few know but many in journey of Lean transformation need to know). Lean has the ability to address a wide range of problems faced by service companies, such as: complexity reduction, sales force productivity enhancement, operations risk control, cost leadership, combining scale with flexibility, service excellence and improving employee morale and involvement. Many of the principles discussed in the book are based on the author's first-hand experience in Lean implementation.
Publication Date: 2017
Critical Management Studies by Christopher Grey (Editor); Isabelle Huault (Editor); Véronique Perret (Editor); Laurent Taskin (Editor)1. Australia and New Zealand : drawn together yet worlds apart? / 2. Non-managerial management scholarship in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg./ 3. "CMS, Canada & the network" : an actor-network analysis / 4. CMS with a local accent : is critical management education possible in China? / 5. The awakening of critical management studies in France : mimicry or a process of coming out? / 6. Critical scholarship in management and organization studies in German-speaking countries : an overview and historical reconstruction / 7. From anti-managerialism to over-managerialism : how critical management studies in Israel were exiled from local business schools and emerged elsewhere / 8. Italian voices from the outside : the context for CMS in Italy / 9. Self-problematization and relational problematization : a critical-constructive approach in the Japanese context / 10. CMS in Scandinavia : a hitchhiker's guide to the realm of the Scandocrits / 11. CMS in the periphery : a look at South America / 12. The ghost in the system : critical management studies in Turkey / 13. CMS in the United Kingdom / 14. Galumphing and critical management studies : perspective and paradox from the United States.
Publication Date: 2016
Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management by David O. RenzCovers the functions, processes, and strategies that are integral to the effective leadership and management of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Presents the most current research, theory, and practice in the field of nonprofit leadership and management. Covers the practice of social entrepreneurship, presented via an integrative perspective that helps the reader make practical sense of how to bring it all together.
Publication Date: 2016
Organizational Resource Management: Theories, methodologies, & applications by Jussi KantolaThe management of organizational resources is extremely difficult. Managers face serious and complex challenges when managing the required resources for the benefit of their organization. This book presents a unique approach that aims to tackle these management challenges. This approach is based on four propositions that together form a solid framework for the management of organizational resources. The propositions state that organizational resources that are considered as management objects must first be conceptually modeled. With the help of these models, stakeholders are integrated into the management process. The new management approach presented in this book is called the Evolute approach. The Evolute approach precisely defines the meaning of organizational resources for management on three levels: concept level, organizational resource level, and situation level. The Evolute approach helps managers lead their people and manage their resources in a more targeted way, providing better results with less effort. The author includes real-world case studies that illustrate how this approach can be used in several different fields. The Evolute approach has been used and tested in many companies, organizations, and universities in more than ten languages around the world. The scope of the book is general management, since the Evolute approach is applicable to any kind of management field. It can be applied to the management of any kinds of objects--not only organizational resources. With this book, managers will have the tools to develop more relevant organizational resources and, thus, improve the performance of their entire organization in an efficient and targeted manner.
Publication Date: 2015
Professional HR: Evidence-based people management and development by Paul KearnsOffers an objective scale to gauge levels of professionalism that can be applied to management in any sector. Paul Kearns has also developed a clear 10-step guide for anyone looking to develop their HR professionalism in a practical way. With an insightful nbsp;Foreword by Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer and with these tools, readers will be encouraged to move away from the old world ineffectiveness of people management by looking towards a New Norm and the huge potential it offers for value and wealth. Suitable for managers and students studying HR, Professional HR provides the answer for what could be the next iteration of the capitalist system, with professional, evidence-based people management at its heart.
Publication Date: 2013
Strategic Management: A critical introduction by Richard David GodfreyRegularly considered to be the capstone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes overwhelming field of study. However, in recent years the theory of strategy has come under increasing scrutiny for its perceived failures and detachment from real world practice. With an engaging and conversational tone, this new concise textbook offers an accessible and timely review of the theory and practice of strategic management, explored from a more critical perspective. In a refreshing change from much of the literature, Richard Godfrey takes a wider view of strategy, incorporating insights from the worlds of sociology, psychology and history to highlight the complexity and plurality at the heart of the discipline. The book also incorporates a number of extensive case studies on contemporary business strategy from the likes of Apple, Nike, Zara and IKEA. Written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate audience, the book challenges a number of underlying assumption and beliefs about strategy and seeks to add clarity and context to the field.