Based on over fifty years of experience from the author’s hands-on work in the field, Michael Stankosky provides 21 guiding principles on how to lead and manage today’s global organization. 21 for 21 is packed with case studies, aiding visuals, and mantras to help facilitate a deeper
understanding of the dynamics and complexity of leading and managing a global enterprise, and it is both multi- and inter- disciplinary in its treatment. Each chapter focuses on a different principle: from successful knowledge management, to the secrets of successful negotiations, and managing
systems engineering alongside project management.
This applicable guide is an ideal companion for MBA students of management, leadership, and innovation, and it is also of keen interest to senior managers and leaders in a global organization, and researchers in these areas.
Volume 12, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, is a blind refereed serial publication. It presents state-of-the-art studies in the application of forecasting methodologies to such areas as supply chain, health care, prospecting for donations from university alumni, and the use of
clustering and regression in forecasting. The orientation of this volume is for business applications for both the researcher and the practitioner of forecasting.
Volume 12 is divided into three sections: Forecasting Applications, Predictive Analytics and Time Series. An interdisciplinary group of experts explore wide-ranging topics including multi-criteria scoring models, detecting rare events, the assessment of control charts for intermittent data, and
fuzzy time series models.
10 of Advances in Global Leadership continues to advance both global
leadership research and practice by bridging and integrating conceptual and
practitioner perspectives to provide a deeper understanding of this rapidly
growing field of study. This volume contains both innovative foundational
research on global leadership processes and new models to advance theoretical
work. The 'Practitioner's Corner' section of the volume contains lessons from
three experts with decades of experience in developing global leaders from both
business and non-profits. This volume also provides detailed descriptions of
ground-breaking university global leadership development programs. As always,
the editors conclude the volume with an overview of the current state of the
field and a summary of the key research needs and directions to guide future
Howard Thomas, Dr Michelle Lee, Dr Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson
Africa is commonly perceived as a global growth region
and a continent on the move, with a huge demand for managerial skills to ensure
sustainable economic growth. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of
the challenges to management education development in Africa, it is important
to understand the diverse cultures, histories and contexts underlying the 54
member states. With this is mind, this book explores the future of management
education, considering the differing scenarios for change and the practical
realities of developing management education in VUCA (volatile, uncertain,
complex and ambiguous) environments.
This is the second of two volumes, written with
strong support from the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
and the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), aimed at understanding
and examining the challenges of developing management education across Africa. The
authors, through a fine-tuned, face-to-face interview process, explore the
perspectives and interactions between management educators and other business
and government stakeholders as they look to the future of management education
This is the first of the two volumes, written with strong support from EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development) and GMAC (The Graduate Management Admissions Council), aimed at understanding and examining the challenges involved in management education across Africa. The common
perception of Africa is as a global growth region, and a continent on the move, with a parallel, huge demand for managerial skills to leverage the potential for economic growth.
The authors, through a fine-grained, face-to-face, interview process, explore the perspectives, and interactions between, management educators and other business, and government stakeholders as they seek to close the management education gap.
Africa has no collective identity. Therefore, it is important to understand the diverse cultures, histories and contexts underlying the 54 member states. With this is mind, the book “maps” the diverse landscape of Africa in the earlier chapters. This provides the framework around which
subsequent chapters can reflect sensibly on the past evolution of alternative management education approaches in Africa, and the current landscape.
Applications of Management Science is a blind refereed series that is published on an annual basis. Its objective is to present current studies in the application of management science to the solution of significant managerial decision-making problems. It significantly aids in the dissemination of
the solution of managerial decision-making problems with management science methodologies. Volume 19 focuses on the application of management science methodologies, data envelopment analysis and multi-criteria decision making. The first section is focused on data envelopment analysis. The
second section focuses on multi-criteria decision making. The third section focuses on decision making.
This volume will be of significant interested to those involved in the applications of multi-criteria decision making, data envelopment analysis and decision making, in a realistic managerial problem solving environment through the use of state-of-the-art management science modelling.
Applications of Management Science is a blind refereed refereed series. Each annual volume presents current studies in the application of management science to the solution of significant managerial decision-making problems. Authors investigate solutions to managerial decision-making problems using
management science methodologies. In this volume, the first section is focused on multi-criteria decision applications, the second section on supply chain management and finally authors look at productivity analysis. Thus this volume will be of significant interest to those involved in the
applications of these methods, in a realistic managerial problem solving environment through the use of state of the art management science modeling.
Jose Antonio Marmolejo Saucedo, Rajbir Kaur, Sadia Samar Ali
Meeting consumer needs and desires, while promoting cleaner production and sustainable consumption, is one of the greatest challenges facing industry today. Addressing poverty and environmental degradation requires changing how global organizations produce and distribute goods and how people and
organizations consume and dispose of them. It requires a more efficient use of resources, together with action-oriented thinking but raises a range of highly specific challenges for organizations operating in emerging economies.
Best Practices in Green Supply Chain Management offers new insights on the challenges of integrating environmental awareness into supply chain management operations in developing countries. The authors present in-depth case studies from the Indian and Mexican manufacturing industries, which are used
to illustrate broader lessons in the implementation of sustainable practices for developing economies.
This book presents detailed findings and practical guidance to both researchers and practitioners working in the fields of business management, sustainability and green practices, as well as all those who wish to understand why organizations should integrate sustainable strategies and how to
Torben Pedersen, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi, Arnaldo Camuffo
With intensified global competition, institutional changes and reduced communication costs the propensity of firms to reconfigure their global value chain and separate their activities across national boundaries has increased markedly. It enables firms to combine the benefits arising from
specialization and increased flexibility with location advantages. Consequently, large parts of manufacturing and other more standardized activities have been offshored to emerging countries. However, recent developments are challenging this traditional separation between advanced and emerging
economies as host of knowledge- and production-intensive activities, respectively. Recent research has emphasized the role of intra-organizational relationships and links among the different parts of the value chain. Innovative and productive activities are affected by strong interdependencies and
complementarities, and for some companies the co-location of R&D and manufacturing is critical for development and innovation. This volume will interest scholars in International Business, Economic Geography, Operations and Supply Chain Management, International Economics, and Political Science.
Change management is a better or smarter approach to initiate a change via behavioral aspects. As it is the power to innovate which is a unique strength for companies, the need for strategies to tackle change management within the firm is evident. This work demonstrates how a firm can learn change
management from political upheavals, thus providing benefits to the entire value chain. Through examples and case studies from such unrest throughout India’s diverse history, Mohapatra and Sadangi combine their academic and industry experience to show the need for business alignment with
change management strategy.