Volume 13, 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 sales forecasting, retailing, service contracts, bankruptcy prediction, executive compensation,
and call center staffing. The orientation of this volume is for business applications for both the researcher and the practitioner of forecasting.
Volume 13 is divided into three sections: Marketing, Sales and Service Forecasting; Economic, Financial and Insurance Forecasting; and, CEO Compensation and Operations Forecasting. An interdisciplinary group of experts explore wide-ranging topics including omnichannel retailing, growth business
cycles, under-resampling methods to detect non-injured passengers within car accidents and regression modeling of CEO compensation.
LONGLISTED: CMI Management Book of the Year 2020 - Technology and Patterns at Work Transformed CategoryTraditional organizational structures and cultures are no longer fit for purpose in a digitally empowered world. The number of new and disruptive technologies is increasing, the speed of change
shows no sign of slowing down and business leaders and organization development practitioners need to act urgently to enable their companies to succeed in the digital age. Agile Transformation is the much-needed guide to achieving this success. Packed full of practical advice, this book covers
everything: why new operating models are needed, how to apply agile principles at scale, leveraging digital-native processes and why change managers need to think big but start small.Agile Transformation also looks at how to build and engage high-performing teams for change, how to tackle the
employee mindset that can hinder agile adoption and why developing an agile business is not a reason to fail to plan. There is also guidance on how to develop fast and focused high-velocity decision making, build momentum for change, and ensure that leadership behaviours and organizational culture
catalyze true organizational agility. Featuring case studies from organizations including Amazon, Netflix and Vodafone, this book is crucial reading for businesses wanting to effectively compete in the new world of work.
We hear a lot about the necessity of meeting needs of changing markets by developing people, but we hear less about ways implement change. How can we design effective ways to implement change and maintain and build job satisfaction?
James and Lori Spina illustrate how a strategic system aligns workplace transitions with the organizational vision, mission, and top level strategies to meet the needs of all stakeholders, ensure a steady flow of talent from within, and anticipate abilities and skills for jobs not yet created. They
provide a road map for how to carry this out and propose a cutting-edge leadership style to complement this strategic approach and beat the competition. They demonstrate in detail on how to meet the emerging learning needs of high potential people who are striving to obtain new levels of
This book is crucial reading for executives who make strategic business decisions to ensure the sustainability and growth of their organizations.
Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation is an in-depth look at transforming businesses so they are fit for purpose in a digitally enabled world. It is a guide for all those needing to better understand, implement and lead digital transformation in the workplace. It sets aside
traditional thinking and outdated strategies to explain what steps need to be taken for an organization to become truly agile. It addresses how to build organizational velocity and establish iterative working, remove unnecessary process, embed innovation, map strategy to motivation and develop
talent to succeed. Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation provides guidance on how to set the pace and frequency for change and shows how to break old habits and reform the behaviours of a workforce to embed digital transformation, achieve organizational agility and ensure high
performance. Full of practical advice, examples and real-life insights from organizational development professionals at the leading edge of digital transformation, this book is an essential guide to building an agile business.
Most successful companies have operations management at their heart. It enables strategy and should be part of boardroom discussions. However, Cranfield research has shown that business strategy barely recognises the world of operations management. Recognising that operations management needs to be
more strategic, Business Operations Models is a revolutionary new title that looks at the interrelationship of operations management and strategy. In Business Operations Models, Martin Christopher and Alan Braithwaite identify the characteristics of market-leading businesses that have transformed
their markets and delivered super performance for their stakeholders. It points to the theory gap between strategic thinking and operations and how many high-performing businesses arrive at their new operating models as much by chance as judgement. Unpacking those observations leads to some clearly
defined features of winning competitors, including eliminating waste, leveraging technology, and utilising transformative business models. Business Operations Models offers a framework for achieving super performance and understanding when and how a company may be able to leverage its capabilities
to outperform. The book provides detailed international case studies that illustrate how the principles work in practice, including Apple, Dell, Amazon, John Lewis, Southwest airlines, Aldi, Toyota and many others.
Challenges on the Path Towards Sustainability in Europe provides readers with guidance on sustainable actions at firm, consumer and institutional level. It studies the wide ranging challenges of implementing the sustainable development goals in Europe, while also addressing the challenges for key
stakeholders in the economy.
Vesna Žabkar and Tjaša Redek offer a theoretical and empirical approach to addressing sustainable development, providing rich data analysis at cross-country level, as well as practical examples from the European context. Its scientific outlook is based on extensive theoretical and
empirical data analysis, however refraining from an extensively technical approach.
Challenges on the Path Towards Sustainability in Europe is of direct relevance to both academics and practitioners seeking to expand their practical knowledge the subject as well as a richer theoretical background for analysing this field at the intersection of environmental and resource economics.
Through a mixture of innovation and regulation, a future is being mapped out free of carbon and pollutants. The consequences of these changes could be as far-reaching as those triggered in the last 25 years by the web. Just as many winners and losers are likely to be created by the squeeze on carbon
and the growth of clean technologies. Designed for a wide management audience, Clean Tech, Clean Profits provides a practical guide to how organizations can re-think their operations, develop an innovative response, commercialize clean technologies and improve their efficiency. Its emphasis is on
the specific steps that can be taken now in reviewing options, drawing up plans, upgrading a process, writing a specification or making an investment.
The consequences of a primary focus on shareholders over the last few decades has emphasized that that a new model of value creation is necessary. Today's economy demands organizations that create value, not only for shareholders but also for customers, employees, leaders and society. Businesses
that face up to this challenge by focusing on all the stakeholders involved will be far more successful in the long term than those driven purely by seeking to deliver the maximum return on shareholder investment. Creating Lasting Value shows readers how to achieve lasting results by channeling
efforts into three key areas. It demonstrates how to lead the value, manage the value, and market the value. The successful organizations of the future will be those that can put these principles into practice: this book shows you how.
In the world we live in today, more data is being generated than at any other period in human history. However, this wealth of information is causing a data dilemma for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs, and practitioners.
With marketing companies and experts struggling to produce business content that delivers strong marketing results and SME's being overshadowed by data-aware super-brands that are already heavily investing in data-driven content, Lee Wilson offers a solution that can rectify the performance
Data-Driven Marketing Content: A Practical Guide empowers businesses, regardless of industry, size, or competition level, to understand, identify and act on big-data opportunities. The guide shares unique processes, approaches, and frameworks which can be applied to every company need, leading you
towards efficient and effective content creation that repeatedly returns on investment.
Through a combination of practical expertise and personal insights, this book instructs and enables practitioners and entrepreneurs to overcome everyday business content barriers and yield increased results from every piece of content created.
Creating a successful strategy, and the process of strategic thinking, is key to the growth plans of all businesses. But how do business leaders engage with, define and manage this process? And what do today's most successful CEOs consider to be the key components of creating a successful strategy?
Using unique and original interviews with 6 top business leaders, Tony Grundy examines the key components of successful strategizing, from analysis versus synthesis, competitive strategy, economic values, and overcoming strategic constraints. Using examples from the manufacturing, retailing,
services and trading industries, the book provides a strategy system for every business leader, and helps managers to develop and implement a winning strategy for their organization.