Data governance looks deceptively simple on paper. In reality, it is complex. And it is increasingly recognized as a key foundational element necessary to advance analytics and improve operations for organizations of all types across industry.
In this practical guide, data experts Uma Gupta and San Cannon look to demystify data governance through pragmatic advice based on real-world experience and cutting-edge academic research. Using case studies, the authors provide insight into how to address the myriad of data governance challenges
facing organizations today, with useful and sensible actions and practices. The chapters focus on filling in the blanks of other data governance information, as well as providing both basic and forward-thinking suggestions for some of today’s greatest challenges. It is peppered throughout with
practical tips for data strategy, data literacy, and data quality.
If you are new to data governance, or a seasoned practitioner looking to understand how to better address new issues, this book can help guide you through core elements such as communication, culture, and change management.
The objective of this research annual is to present state-of-the-art studies in the application of forecasting methodologies to such areas as sales, marketing and strategic decision making. It is the hope and direction of this research annual to become an applications and practitioner oriented
publication. Topics will include sales and marketing, forecasting, new product forecasting, judgementally based forecasting, the application of surveys to forecasting, forecasting for strategic business decisions, improvements in forecasting accuracy, and sales response models.
Advances in Business and Management Forecasting presents state-of-the-art studies in the application of forecasting methodologies to suce areas as finance, economics, technology, and forecasting accuracy. Volume 11 is split into four sections which address Forecasting in Marketing and Sales,
Forecasting in Health Care, Forecasting in Business and Economics, and Topics in Forecasting. A number of topics are examined including brand experience, hospital bed management, population growth and online information sharing.
Conduct risk is at the core of behavioural regulation, a new approach to regulating financial services, whose new agencies and public prosecutors have spread rapidly across the world. Its prosecutors intervene assertively to challenge financial service providers to show clear evidence of a new
customer-centric approach, which understands and responds to the hidden drivers of customer behaviour. They use their unprecedented powers to levy very large fines and even to imprison wrongdoers - often for not taking precautions rather than for any active wrongdoing. Conduct Risk Management is a
tool for recognizing, acting on, and predicting conduct risk impacts in regulated business. Conduct Risk Management sees beyond econometric and other 'box-ticking' traditions of risk management. Whilst protecting senior managers, it helps all staff to make positive use of conduct risk to promote
behaviour the regulator will accept as 'good', as good behaviour is good business. The new conduct regulations personally affect every manager in financial services, and their suppliers, with new regulations making senior managers liable to imprisonment for failures in organizational conduct.
Conduct Risk Management sets out plainly what practitioners need to know to understand the regulator's intentions, to prove compliance, protect competitiveness and maintain licence to operate.
Why do we make the decisions we do? And how can we understand what influences our decisions? Non-Corporeal Actant Theory explores decisions and outcomes through the perspective of values, beliefs, ideas, and concepts - all integral parts of our everyday lives and the actor-networks that we take part
in as decision-makers. Connecting Values to Action: Non-Corporeal Actants and Choice brings together a cast of expert contributors to delve into this theory and its ramifications for our lives. With chapters that analyze decisions made by death-defying free climbers, indigenous people facing
the loss of their culture, and corporates responding to the #MeToo movement, editor Christopher M. Hartt examines how decisions are affected by the widening range of actor-networks that come with social media and technological development.
For anyone struggling to understand how a decision is made, Connecting Values to Action offers a pathway to finding the causes of that decision. Exploring the role of non-corporeal actants on the very real consequences of decisions, this is an unmissable book for students and researchers of
management and decision-making.
The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and freely available to read online.
Corporate executives immersed in the turbulent markets of today face a world not of clear cut moral dilemmas such as right or wrong, or good or evil, but instead must confront large corporate grey areas of lesser good, lesser evil, less true, less unfair, and less unjust. Often these choices become
Corporate Ethics for Turbulent Markets: Executive Response to Market Challenges sets out a universal moral foundation of corporate executive ethics. Its chapters attempt to extend the discussion on human dignity to its practical applications, map out strategic approaches for responding to current
turbulent markets, and drill moral skills for taming and tapping current turbulent markets.
The book features modern techniques of critical thinking, moral reasoning, moral judgment, and moral justification, and charts how to uphold stakeholder rights and duties and understand corporate moral responsibilities.
Written as a guide for corporate executives who strive daily not only to be legal in all they decide, choose and do, but to also be ethical, moral, and even spiritual, the book provides skills and insights that are urgently needed to fathom and capitalize upon in the turbulent markets of today.
Economics for Business enables the reader to develop a clear understanding of the economic environment in which business takes place. This comprehensive book covers: the process of globalization and its implications for business; the role of the market and supply and demand; the impact of demand on
branding and brand loyalty; and pricing strategies under various market structures.With specific business content integrated throughout and a global perspective on the current world of business, taking into account the financial crisis and its aftermath, Economics for Business is a useful
introduction to economics for business students, a streamlined and comprehensive alternative to large undergraduate economics textbooks, and a valuable resource for managers and executives who need to understand the basics of economic concepts to grow their business.Online supporting resources for
this book include bonus chapters on shareholders, trading blocs and skills groupings, a glossary, history of economics and an instructor's manual.
Why aren't the most powerful new technologies being used to solve the world's most important problems: hunger, poverty, conflict, inequality, employment, disease? What's missing?
From a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning comes a thought-provoking book that answers these questions. In Link: How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World, Dr. Lorien Pratt explores the solution that is emerging worldwide to take Artificial
Intelligence to the next level: Decision Intelligence.
Decision Intelligence (DI) goes beyond AI as well, connecting human decision makers in multiple areas like economics, optimization, big data, analytics, psychology, simulation, game theory, and more. Yet despite the sophistication of these approaches, Link shows how they can be used by you and me:
connecting us in a way that supercharges our ability to meet the interconnected challenges of our age.
Pratt tells the stories of decision intelligence pioneers worldwide, along with examples of their work in areas that include government budgeting, space exploration, emerging democracy conflict resolution, banking, leadership, and much more.
Link delivers practical examples of how DI connects people to computers and to each other to help us solve complex interconnected problems. Link explores a variety of scenarios that show readers how to design solutions that change the way problems are considered, data is analyzed, and technologies
work together with people.
Technology and academics has accelerated beyond our ability to understand or effectively control them. Link brings technology down to earth and connects it to our more natural ways of thinking. It offers a roadmap to the future, empowering us all to make practical steps and take the best actions to
solve the hardest problems.
Executives in today's business environment have
never been busier. Time constraints are ever present. Resources are strained.
Strategic planning constantly competes with the tactical demands of running an
organization. To make matters worse, most organizational leaders, when
confronted with the need for strategic planning, have no idea about how to go
about it. They have plenty of knowledge and information about the organization
and their situation, but no effective tools to analyze their thoughts, to make decisions
that will lead to effective strategies, and most importantly, to create a plan
In Performance Based Strategy, Steve Fairbanks and Aaron Buchko offer a practical set of simple, productive tools that will enable
leaders to develop effective strategies. The book offers tools that have been tested in small, medium, and Fortune 100 companies, with for
profit and not-for-profit organizations, and across a breadth of industries,
such as manufacturing, health care, banking, distribution, transportation,
government, and charities, among others. The authors have used these tools
as insiders to turn around companies, and as outsiders in advisory and board
When properly applied, the strategies offered here enable leaders to see
their situations and organizations in new ways. Managers will be able to
present information in a way that everyone in the organization will
understand. Executives can provide a sense of direction that will provide
a framework for decision making that will give guidance to people. Above
all, applying these tools will enable managers to improve their firm's
In today's world, decision makers struggle to make good long-term decisions. There is simply too much volatility, too much complexity, too much fake news, and too little time to make sense of all the information that is at our fingertips. We are drowning in data, surrounded by uncertainty and thus
live in a world that lacks clarity.
Moving away from the static thinking of many strategists, this book updates and upholds the importance of scenario design and thinking in the face of uncertainty. The authors investigate the journey of the art and science of scenario thinking, from its beginnings in the military to becoming a part
of the mainstream strategy toolkit in the business world. Delving into the new frontiers of scenario thinking and planning, the book explores topics such as:
The analysis and reflection process
Hybrid decision platforms
Social media sensing
Combining classical scenario thinking (the gentle art of perception) with the analytical power of big data and artificial intelligence, Real Time Strategy presents the decision making of the future which enables decision makers to develop dynamic strategies, monitor their validity, and react faster.