Dr. T. Russell Crook, Dr. Jane K. L, Dr. Anne D. Smith
Research Methodology in Strategy and Management advances understanding of the methods used to study organizations – including managers, strategies, and how firms succeed.
This volume explores cutting-edge methodological approaches to the study of organizations, managers, and strategy, and offers ‘how to’ guides for applying these approaches. It also includes retrospective accounts by Joe Hair and John van Maanen, of the key methodological contributions
they have made throughout their careers.
This is an informative book for all academics and researchers working in the fields of management, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship and organization theory.
Applications of Management Science presents 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
With a focus on the application of management science methodologies data envelopment analysis and multi-criteria decision making, this volume is split into three sections:
1. Applications of optimization;
2. Data envelopment analysis and applications;
3. Data envelopment analysis.
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, this is a must-read.
Blockchain can transform companies when successfully integrated into existing supply chain ecosystems and practices. The key benefits include dispute resolution, foolproof track and trace, event management, operational as well as financial transparency, speed to market, visibility, elimination of
heavy reliance on intermediary, integration of IoT technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Blockchain and the Supply Chain highlights how to use blockchain as an enabler and key driver for solutions in the end-to-end supply chain. Blockchain and the Supply Chain examines the
business case for blockchain, including increased efficiency of transactions. It also covers the broader set of technologies relevant to supply chains, such as IoT, Big Data and Cyber Security basics and the capabilities they offer. The team of authors look at the evolution of the network, systems
and finance, as well as basics of blockchain such as peer-to-peer transactions, consensus-based algorithms and smart contracts. The book includes cases which highlight the opportunities within the different nodes of systems, sales and operations planning and provide practical examples from specific
supply chains, such as the movement of temperature-controlled goods, dry goods and precious commodities, as well as general cargo flow.
The value chain describes the full range of activities that firms and workers do to bring a product from its conception to its end use and beyond. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support to the final consumer. Value chain activities can occur within
or between firms, within a single geographical location or spread across wider areas, and can produce goods or services. The overall goal of the value chain is to create value that exceeds the cost of providing a product or service, thus generating a profit margin. The concept of the value chain is
at the early stages of a journey and many people still think conventionally. Building Effective Value Chains challenges this notion, helping people to think differently and to pursue the right goal in business.Building Effective Value Chains gives practical, easily understood advice on enhancing the
value chain, supported by case studies from the public and private sector that illustrate how the methodology can be applied to different value chains. The book also considers the commercial value of the value chain as well as the academic origins of the value chain. Author Tom McGuffog shares his
knowledge and experience from working in Rowntree and Nestle, the UK Procurement Agency, the Defence Logistics Organisation, and NHS Purchasing and Supply. Taking a global perspective, the issues discussed in this book are applicable internationally. Building Effective Value Chains includes
executive summaries at the end of each chapter, useful online materials, and a comprehensive list of references.
Arvind Upadhyay, Lorenzo Coccia, Francesco Pomponi
This fascinating case study demonstrates how the Agile approach can be utilised by European micro enterprises which need to adopt wider Information Communication Technologies. The case study analyses the rapid advances of Information Communication Technologies and how they can help to facilitate
business processes and organizations. It is based on the authors' indepth consultancy work done for Edilglas, an Italian SME competing in the flat-glass business. The company is involved in both the construction and interior design sectors, thus having an extremely diverse and interesting clientele.
The authors, Franceso Pomponi, Lorenzo Coccia and Arvind Upadhyay provide many essential insights into the micro enterprises of the European Union, which have benefited very little in this area. The case is aimed at students on transport, manufacturing, supply chain management and logistics courses
who need to know more about information communication technologies and the supply chain. It can also help micro enterprises to effectively achieve a high level of technological advancement.Readers are able to test their understanding by completing a series of focused questions. The authors have
provided suggested indepth answers which give vital guidance and essential advice on adapting communication technologies and effectively competing with other organizations.
Using e-business technologies to manage supply chains increases the efficiency and performance of logistics, production, distribution and other related activities. E-Business and Supply Chain Integration explains how a number of tools can be used to produce an e-supply chain and achieve higher
productivity.This essential book examines supply chain theories along with real life cases and examples from industry to illustrate how e-business can enhance supply chain integration and highlights the negative outcomes when it is poorly managed. Dr Ozlem Bak and a team of expert contributors from
practice and academia assess the impact of e-business on numerous different sectors, such as automotive, healthcare, logistics, higher education, and professional services. E-Business and Supply Chain Integration explains the strategic implications of new technologies and provides guidance on
effective supply chains in e-businesses.
Introduction to Global Logistics offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders. In this comprehensive second instalment of Global Logistics Strategies, John Manners-Bell
provides an in-depth definition, description and exploration of the strategic principles and practices in transportation modes and supply chain verticals, including: freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express. The book also examines major sectors, including
automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, retail, consumer, and high tech.Introduction to Global Logistics offers a detailed examination of key topics, including: how the logistics industry has developed, how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends, what the risks are to the
industry, and how it will develop over the coming years. It examines important trends and developments that are shaping the industry, including 3D printing, megacities, and post-harvest food losses.Online resources available: Chapter-supporting lecturer slides.
This volume explores current research in public relations and communication management, and in particular examines how public relations can have a positive impact on the well being of its publics.
One of the biggest competitive advantages in today's business world are positive and engaged publics, because satisfied participants are at the core of any successful relationship. The success of relationships with publics is mostly based on how people are valued and treated, which in turn affects
their self-perceptions and level of performance. Both of these elements are correlated with life happiness. Thus, strategic communication should be used for cultivating a positive environment and for fostering happiness and joy among their publics. This can help improve both organizational success
and the well-being of people.
This book will be essential reading for researchers in marketing and communications, as well as practitioners who wish to understand how PR and Communication Management can positively impact the well-being of organizations and the wider community.
Logistics and marketing stand out as two disciplines which are connected, and both are critical to the provision of customer value. Marketing and Logistics Led Organizations looks at marketing-led logistics and logistics-led marketing. In the current business world, the idea of a single supply
chain has been replaced by an integrated multi-channel approach. The authors therefore examine how to optimise profit and control costs through the coordination of these two functions. Marketing and Logistics Led Organizations takes an in-depth look at physical supply chains where manufacturing of a
product occurs from groceries to pharmaceuticals, and from automotive to construction. The authors examine omni-channel, how this affects the customer experience and the need for a joined-up strategy which is operationalised across all channels. They also look at the challenges of digitalisation and
the customer interface with the growth of the internet as well as the intensification of competition across all sectors.
Persistence and Vigilance: A View of Ford Motor Company's Accounting Over Its First Fifty Years is an exploration of the financial leadership that guided the company through periods of phenomenal growth amidst the economic and political upheaval of the early 20th century.
Since its inception in 1903, the Ford Motor Company has implemented traditional accounting methods, as well as innovative financial reporting and business policies, to navigate industry competition, two world wars, and labor issues such as the famous $5 day. While much has been written on the
presumption of Henry Ford's indifference to the financial details of operating the company that bore his name, there remains much to be said for the talented individuals working behind the scenes to spearhead the day-to-day financial and operational policies of the company. This includes initial
co-founder James Couzens, super salesman and accountant Norval Hawkins, loyal Frank Klingensmith, and turn-around specialist Ernest Breech, among others. It was through their skill, persistence, and acumen that accounting policies and procedures evolved within the Ford Motor Company alongside the
welcomed support of Edsel Ford, who was widely respected in his vision for strong financial oversight and organizational structure.
From archival information found in the Benson Ford Research Center, this book describes the accounting and financial reporting methods utilized by the company through its years of growth, wartime production, economic downturns, and eventual restructuring under the presidency of Henry Ford II. It is
essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Ford Motor Company, as well as those curious about the application of accounting within the fast-growing automotive industry in the early to mid-1900s.