Changing business environments challenge established management ideas and practices. This volume draws on competence-based theory to identify and elaborate some important ways in which organizational competences are evolving - or should evolve - to respond to some fundamental forms of change in
business environments. Part I of the volume examines some key elements of emerging business models and strategies, including the impacts of cloud computing on international business models. Part II examines the kinds of new capabilities firms will need to develop to become competent in their new
business models and strategies. Part III suggests how the challenges of rapidly evolving environments call for further development of competence-based management theory.
Open innovation and crowd sourcing are the hottest topics in strategy and management today. The concept of capturing ideas in a hub of collaboration, together with the outsourcing of tasks to a large group of people or community is a revolution that is rapidly changing our culture. A Guide to Open
Innovation and Crowdsourcing explains how to use the power of the internet to build and innovate in order to introduce a consumer democracy that has never existed before. If a business fails to embrace it, it is at risk of being left behind.Written by an international team of eminent thinkers,
writers and practitioners in the field, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing covers the definition of open innovation, how to manage virtual teams and co-create with customers, how to overcome legal and IP issues and common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.With corporate case studies and best
practice advice, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing is a vital read for anyone who wants to find innovative products and services from outside their organizations, make them work and overcome the practical difficulties that lie in the way.
Account-based marketing, also known as client-centric marketing, is in the process of transforming modern marketing practice. It involves taking a strategic approach to business to business marketing, whereby important individual accounts are treated as markets in their own right. After all, many of
the world's leading companies have annual revenues the size of some countries' GDP, so for the businesses that provide services and solutions to these companies, such key accounts truly do represent a global market. A Practitioner's Guide to Account-Based Marketing explores the development of
account-based marketing (ABM) as a business practice, and outlines a clear, step-by-step process for readers who wish to set up an ABM programme to accelerate growth. Rich with fascinating case studies and personal stories, A Practitioner's Guide to Account-Based Marketing offers readers privileged
access to lessons learned by pioneering companies in the field, including BT, Fujitsu, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, SAP, and many more. The text is fully endorsed by the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA), who run the only formally recognized qualification in the
sector: the Account-Based Marketing Certification Programme. Meticulously researched and highly practical, A Practitioner's Guide to Account-Based Marketing will help all marketers strengthen relationships, build reputation, and increase revenues in their most important accounts.
Accounting and Finance for Managers is specifically designed for MBA, EMBA, MA and MSc Business and Management students who require a grounding in the key concepts of accounting and finance. Including real financial statements and worked examples from well-known businesses, as well as full exercises
and questions at the end of each chapter, this accessible guide provides students with the financial tools and analytical skills for managerial advantage. Taking a uniquely practical approach that focuses on the financial aspects of business decisions, the book covers all the core topics of
accounting and finance, including basic bookkeeping, financial analysis, business planning, cash-flow analysis, and investment decisions. Now in its second edition, Accounting and Finance for Managers contains updated examples and case studies from Burberry, Ryanair and Whitbread, new content on
corporate governance and ratio analysis, reflective activities and a new chapter on financing decisions. Bonus online material includes guidance and teaching advice, additional questions and lecture slides for each chapter.
Joyce S. Osland, B. Sebastian Reiche, Betina Szkudlarek, Mark E. Mendenhall
This volume continues to advance both global leadership research and practice by bridging and integrating conceptual, empirical and practitioner perspectives to provide a deeper understanding of this rapidly growing field of study. Part I brings together conceptual, qualitative, and
quantitative work to present innovative foundational research on the concept and processes of global leadership and global competence development.
Part II, the Practitioner's Corner, features chapters and interviews with pioneers in the field and the lessons they learned from decades of global leadership development in university, corporate and government settings.
The editors conclude with an analysis of the global leadership research published in 2018 and its implications. The Advances in Global Leadership series, with its finger firmly on the pulse of this exciting field, is a must-read book for scholars and practitioners alike.
Firms need to adapt to changes in both their internal and external environments and create new systems that focus on new trends, identify improvements, assess their potential impact on their management and manufacturing systems. They try to learn quickly how to implement changes to their standard
operating procedures. To achieve this, they adapt agile approaches.
Agile Business Leadership Methods for Industry 4.0 collates innovative research on new leadership styles that will develop agile managers and business leaders who can improve company success in the fast-paced environments created by Industry 4.0. The book will also examine current challenges and
opportunities for organizations and how setting companies up for greater agility can ensure their value and longevity. It highlights topics including leaderships styles, organizational climate, and labor markets, and is ideally designed for managers, executives, business professionals, researchers,
academics, and students.
Akkaya provides relevant theoretical frameworks of new leadership styles and the latest empirical research findings on challenges and opportunities for firms in industry 4.0. This book is set to aggregate original theoretical, conceptual and empirical research on challenges and opportunities in the
context of industry 4.0 and how can they make it better by being agile and managed by agile leaders. It aims also to investigate the new leadership styles and a related framework for assessing a postmodern leadership style, agile leadership.
Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice is the bestselling and definitive resource for HRM students and professionals, which helps readers to understand and implement HR in relation to the needs of the business. It covers in-depth all of the areas essential to the HR function
such as employment law, employee relations, learning and development, performance management and reward, as well as the HR skills needed to ensure professional success, including leadership, managing conflict, interviewing and using statistics. Illustrated throughout in full colour and with a
range of pedagogical features to consolidate learning (e.g. source review boxes, key learning points, summaries and case studies from international organizations such as IBM, HSBC and Johnson and Johnson), this fully updated 15th edition includes new chapters on the HRM role of line managers,
evidence-based HRM, e-HRM and the gender pay gap, further case studies and updated content covering the latest research and developments.Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) profession map and
standards and is suited to both professionals and students of both undergraduate degrees and the CIPD's level 5 and 7 professional qualifications. Online supporting resources include comprehensive handbooks for lecturers and students, lecture slides, all figures and tables, toolkits, and a
literature review, glossary and bibliography.
Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice is the definitive guide to understanding, developing and implementing effective reward strategies. It covers all the essential aspects of improving organizational, team and individual performance through reward processes, including financial and
non-financial rewards, job evaluation, grade and pay structures, rewarding specific employee groups and ethical considerations. This revised and updated sixth edition incorporates the latest research and developments and contains updated coverage of equal pay and the gender pay gap, employee
benefits and total reward and a new chapter on employee financial wellbeing.As with all of Armstrong's texts, Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice bridges the gap between academic and practitioner and is ideally suited to both HR professionals and those studying for HR qualifications,
including master's degrees and the CIPD's intermediate and advanced level qualifications. Tips and checklists and can be found throughout, alongside case studies from organizations including General Motors, the UK National Health Service and Tesco. Online supporting resources include lecture slides
and comprehensive handbooks for lecturers and students, which include learning summaries, discussion questions and exercises, literature reviews and glossaries.
Job evaluation is key to ensuring that employees are compensated fairly for their work. It is therefore essential that HR professionals have a robust process in place so that pay and reward are transparent and defensible within teams and across departments. Armstrong's Job Evaluation Handbook gives
HR professionals all the tools they need to assess which approach to job evaluation is most suitable, how to implement it and how to maintain it. Packed with case studies from leading organizations such as Microsoft, Vodafone and the NHS, this guide will provide HR professionals with the ability to
answer key questions such as how can we decide what is fair to pay our staff, how can we make sure that work of equal value receives equal pay and how can we make sure that our salaries remain competitive in the market?Armstrong's Job Evaluation Handbook covers everything needed to put effective job
evaluation processes in place, including analytical matching and market pricing, developing job grades and defining pay structures. There is also coverage of the latest trends and issues in job evaluation, such as the decline in points-rated systems and the use of levelling by consultants.
Underpinned by original research, this is a book that no HR department can afford to be without.
SHORTLISTED: CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017 - Management Futures CategoryUsing ground-breaking modelling, Big Change, Best Path brings unique insights to the dynamics and process of organizational change, understanding success and failure, defining and describing the drivers and
conditions of change, and the patterns and paths of organizational change. Author Warren Parry from Accenture Strategy shows that a whole new way of managing change is possible, from empirical benchmarking, predictive approaches that highlight the specific actions needed at any point of a change
programme, and visualization for senior managers to show how each part of an organization is responding. The author also challenges many of the myths of change management and the dynamics of how organizations respond to change, clearly showing the common pitfalls and misunderstandings. Big Change,
Best Path explains a new, more analytical way and process for driving successful change, and presents a ground-breaking vision for the future of how organizations can become more agile and resilient.