Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Books in the Library Catalog
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism : the fight for a human future at the new frontier of power by Shoshana Zuboff, named "the true prophet of the information age" by the Financial Times, has always been ahead of her time. Her seminal book In the Age of the Smart Machine foresaw the consequences of a then-unfolding era of computer technology. Now, three decades later she asks why the once-celebrated miracle of digital is turning into a nightmare. Zuboff tackles the social, political, business, personal, and technological meaning of "surveillance capitalism" as an unprecedented new market form. It is not simply about tracking us and selling ads, it is the business model for an ominous new marketplace that aims at nothing less than predicting and modifying our everyday behavior--where we go, what we do, what we say, how we feel, who we're with. The consequences of surveillance capitalism for us as individuals and as a society vividly come to life in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism's pathbreaking analysis of power. The threat has shifted from a totalitarian "big brother" state to a universal global architecture of automatic sensors and smart capabilities: A "big other" that imposes a fundamentally new form of power and unprecedented concentrations of knowledge in private companies--free from democratic oversight and control"--
Zuboff tackles the social, political, business, personal, and technological meaning of "surveillance capitalism" as an unprecedented new market form. It is not simply about tracking us and selling ads, it is the business model for an ominous new marketplace that aims at nothing less than predicting and modifying our everyday behavior-- where we go, what we do, what we say, how we feel, who we're with. She shows that the threat has shifted from a totalitarian "big brother" state to a universal global architecture of automatic sensors and smart capabilities, free from democratic oversight and control.
Call Number: HF5415.32 .Z83 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
America Needs Talent: attracting, educating & deploying the 21st-century workforce by "In America Needs Talent, Jamie Merisotis, a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education, and public policy, explains why talent is needed to usher in a new era of innovation and success, and why deliberate choices must be made by government, the private sector, education, and individuals to grow talent in America"
Call Number: HD5724 .M47 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Bitcoin: what you need to know about the cryptocurrency by
Call Number: HG1710 .B74 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-07
The Business Book by An innovative and accessible guide to business, management and commerce Learning about business can be daunting, but The Business Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the business world to even the complete novice. The Business Book is the perfect primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. 100 key quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur or just have an interest in business, The Business Book is an all-in-one guide to business management, theory and strategy.
Call Number: HF5351 .B87 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-17
The Business of America Is Lobbying: how corporations became politicized and politics became more corporate by
Call Number: JK467.D78 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-16
BUSN 2 by
Call Number: HD310.K45 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? by Democracies govern nations, while global capitalism runs the world. Robert Kuttner provides a clear-eyed, intellectually riveting account of how the inevitable tensions between the two have fueled neofascist nationalism here and abroad, and why the response must be a new progressive populism rooted in democracy and social justice. Timely and compelling.'--Robert B. Reich. In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? [This book] argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers' prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers' rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from ensuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt's New Deal, labor unions were legalized and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and '60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class. Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today's poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultra-nationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy, and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, [this book] is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West.
Call Number: HD87 .K88 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
Digital @ Scale: how you can lead your business to the future with digital@scale by A blueprint for reinventing the core of your business Value in the next phase of the digital era will go to those companies that don't just try digital but also scale it. Digital@Scale examines what it takes for companies to break through the gravitational pull of their legacy organizations and capture the full value of digital. Digging into more than fifty detailed case studies and years of McKinsey experience and data, the authors, along with a group of expert contributors, show how companies can move beyond incremental change to transform the business where the greatest value is generated--at its core. The authors provide practical insights into the three pillars of digital transformations that successfully scale: reinventing the business model, building out a business architecture from the customer back into the organization, and establishing an 'amoeba' IT and organizational foundation that learns and evolves. This is the ideal guide for all leaders who recognize the power and promise of a digital transformation.
Publication Date: 2017-06-01
Economic and Business Forecasting: analyzing and interpreting econometric results by
Call Number: HB3730.S55 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
The 11 Laws of Likability: relationship networking-- because people do business with people they like by We all know that networking is important, and that forming relationships with others is a vital part of success. But sometimes it seems like networking removes all emotions from the equation and focuses only on immediate goals...whereas the kind of relationships that have true staying power, give us joy, and support us in the long run are founded on simply liking each other. This book, featuring activities, self-assessment quizzes, and real-life anecdotes from professional and social settings, shows readers how to identify what's likable in themselves and create honest, authentic interactions that become "wins" for all parties involved. Readers will discover how to: * Start conversations and keep them going with ease * Convert acquaintances into friends * Uncover people's preferences and tweak their own personal style to enable engaging, reciprocal interactions * Create follow-up and stay in others' minds long after the initial meeting The worst thing we can do when trying to establish a personal bond with someone is to come across as manipulative or self-serving. Authentic connections go much deeper-and feel much easier-than trying to hit self-imposed business card collection quotas. This book presents a new paradigm that shows how even the most networking-averse can network...and like it.
Call Number: HD69.S8L43 2012
Publication Date: 2011-09-15
Exposing Fraud by In Exposing Fraud: Skills, Process, and Practicalities, anti-fraud expert Ian Ross provides both ideas and practical guidelines for applying sound techniques for fraud investigation and detection and related project management. The investigative principles in this book are truly universal and can be applied anywhere in the world to deal with any of the range of fraud types prevalent in today's business environments. Topics covered include cyber fraud, the psychology of fraud, data analysis techniques, and the role of corporate and international culture in criminal behavior, among many others. Ensure an optimal outcome to fraud investigations by mastering real-world skills, from interviewing and handling evidence to conducting criminal proceedings.
Call Number: HV6691 .R67 2016
Publication Date: 2015
Financial Intelligence: a manager's guide to knowing what the numbers really mean by Since its release in 2006, "Financial Intelligence" has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers--helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years--including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers--to help bring everyday work to a new level.
Call Number: HG4028.B2B47 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Freaks of Fortune: the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America by Amid the nineteenth-century's waning faith in God's providence, Americans increasingly confronted unanticipated challenges to their independence and security in the boom and bust chance-world of capitalism. Freaks of Fortune is one of the first books to excavate the historical origins of our own financialized times and risk-defined lives.
Call Number: HC105 .L48 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-29
Globalization and Its Discontents revisited : anti-globalization in the era of Trump by In this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses globalization's new discontents in the United States and Europe. Immediately upon publication, [this book] became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International Monetary Fund, other major institutions like the World Bank, and global trade agreements have often harmed the developing nations they are supposedly helping. Yet globalization today continues to be mismanaged, and now the harms--exemplified by the rampant inequality to which it has contributed--have come home to roost in the United States and the rest of the developed world as well, reflected in growing political unrest. With a new introduction, major new chapters on the new discontents, the rise of Donald Trump, and the new protectionist movement, as well as a new afterword on the course of globalization since the book first appeared, Stiglitz's powerful and prescient messages remain essential reading.
Call Number: HF1418.5 .S75 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-28
Grandmothers at Work: juggling families and jobs by
Call Number: HD4904.25.H37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-02
Hacking Sales: The Ultimate Playbook and Tool Guide to Building a High Velocity Sales Machine by Stay ahead of the sales evolution with a more efficient approach to everything Hacking Sales helps you transform your sales process using the next generation of tools, tactics and strategies. Author Max Altschuler has dedicated his business to helping companies build modern, efficient, high tech sales processes that generate more revenue while using fewer resources. In this book, he shows you the most effective changes you can make, starting today, to evolve your sales and continually raise the bar. You'll walk through the entire sales process from start to finish, learning critical hacks every step of the way. Find and capture your lowest-hanging fruit at the top of the funnel, build massive lead lists using ICP and TAM, utilize multiple prospecting strategies, perfect your follow-ups, nurture leads, outsource where advantageous, and much more. Build, refine, and enhance your pipeline over time, close deals faster, and use the right tools for the job--this book is your roadmap to fast and efficient revenue growth. Without a reliable process, you're disjointed, disorganized, and ultimately, underperforming. Whether you're building a sales process from scratch or looking to become your company's rock star, this book shows you how to make it happen. Identify your Ideal Customer and your Total Addressable Market Build massive lead lists and properly target your campaigns Learn effective hacks for messaging and social media outreach Overcome customer objections before they happen The economy is evolving, the customer is evolving, and sales itself is evolving. Forty percent of the Fortune 500 from the year 2000 were absent from the Fortune 500 in the year 2015, precisely because they failed to evolve. Today's sales environment is very much a "keep up or get left behind" paradigm, but you need to do better to excel. Hacking Sales shows you how to get ahead of everyone else with focused effort and the most effective approach to modern sales.
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
How the Internet Became Commercial: innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network by In less than a decade, the Internet went from being a series of loosely connected networks used by universities and the military to the powerful commercial engine it is today. This book describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream--and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset. Shane Greenstein traces the evolution of the Internet from government ownership to privatization to the commercial Internet we know today. This is a story of innovation from the edges. Greenstein shows how mainstream service providers that had traditionally been leaders in the old-market economy became threatened by innovations from industry outsiders who saw economic opportunities where others didn't--and how these mainstream firms had no choice but to innovate themselves. New models were tried: some succeeded, some failed. Commercial markets turned innovations into valuable products and services as the Internet evolved in those markets. New business processes had to be created from scratch as a network originally intended for research and military defense had to deal with network interconnectivity, the needs of commercial users, and a host of challenges with implementing innovative new services. How the Internet Became Commercial demonstrates how, without any central authority, a unique and vibrant interplay between government and private industry transformed the Internet.
Call Number: HC79.I55 G74 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
Kiss, bow, or shake hands: sales and marketing : the essential cultural guide--from presentations and promotions to communicating and closing by
Call Number: HF5389.M674 2012
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
Leading with the Heart : Coach K's successful strategies for basketball, business, and life by
Call Number: GV706.55.K79 2004
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Measure What Matters: how Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation rock the world with OKRs by In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress, to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations, helping a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.
Call Number: HD30.28 .D64 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
Never Eat Alone : and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time by What distinguishes successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships-- so that everyone wins. Ferrazzi's form of connecting to the world around him is based on generosity, helping friends connect with other friends. He distinguishes genuine relationship-building from the crude, desperate glad-handing usually associated with "networking," and distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles.
Call Number: HF5386.F4117 2014
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
The One Thing: the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results by A guide to help you obtain less of what you don't want, and more of what you do, and "cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the stress, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, stay on track, [and] master what matters to you"-- Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: HF5386.K45 2012
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Organizational Change : creating change through strategic communication by A comprehensive guide to essential theories and practices of change creation and implementation Organizational Change provides an essential overview to implementing deliberate and focused change through effective communication strategies. Author Laurie Lewis integrates academic rigor with real-world case studies to provide a comprehensive examination of both theoretical and pragmatic approaches to alterations and modifications of organizational structures. Emphasizing the importance of formal and informal communication in implementation of change, this text investigates methods of information dissemination and examines various channels for communicating change. Coverage of stakeholder relationships, concepts of uncertainty and resistance, assessing change outcomes, and more provides readers with a solid foundational knowledge of change dynamics in organizations. Extensively revised and updated, this second edition provides new case studies on topics such as design of input solicitation, and current research in areas including the persuasive effects of sidedness or inoculation, and socially supportive communication. Improved pedagogical tools, streamlined organization of topics, and additional charts, graphs, and images reinforce efficient presentation of material and increase reader retention and comprehension. Examines empirical, theoretical, and conceptual approaches to strategic communication during organization change Explores key elements of change, appropriate communication strategies, and outcome evaluation methods Presents adaptive and programmatic strategic implementation models Provides studies of real-world companies and actual research on organizational change Debunks popular myths and clarifies misunderstandings of research and theory on implementation of change Demonstrates how Individuals, groups, and entire organizations can create change and influence implementation. Organizational Change provides a thorough survey of the communication and implementation strategies, methods, and conceptual foundations of change in public and private sector organizations, suitable for undergraduate and graduate study and practitioners with interest in complex change implementation.
Call Number: HD58.8 .L49 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-06
Originals: how non-conformists move the world by "Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world."--Malcolm Gladwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outliers and The Tipping Point "Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world." --Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lean In The New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas--and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn't even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo"--
"The New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas--and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations. With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn't even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo"--
Call Number: HD53 .G73 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
The Question Behind the Question by Addresses the most important issue in business and society today: personal accountability. Lack of personal accountability has resulted in an epidemic of blame, complaining, and procrastination. The solution involves an entirely new approach. Every individual has to ask the question behind the question: "How can I improve this situation?" "What can I contribute?" or "How can I make a difference?"
Call Number: BF611 .M55 2016
Publication Date: 2004
Restaurant Success by the Numbers: a money-guy's guide to opening the next hot spot by
Call Number: TX911.3.M27F54 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale by In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle--and profit from--our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all
Call Number: HF5482 .M56 2019
Publication Date: 2019-11-12
That's Not How We Do It Here!: a story about how organizations rise, fall--and can rise again by "What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? "That's not how we do it here!" In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of leadƯing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they're back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities. Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan's resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the harƯmony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and suggesƯtions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: "That's not how we do it here!" So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trouƯbled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innovaƯtive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds--a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan--before it's too late? This book distills Kotter's decades of experiƯence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity"--
"What's the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? "That's not how we do it here!""--
Call Number: HD58.8 .K687 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Trillion Dollar Coach : the leadership playbook from Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell by
Publication Date: 2019-04-16
Understanding Business: the Logic of Balance by
Call Number: HD31.2 .M67 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-27
The War on Normal People : the truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future by From entrepreneur Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes--and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy." --
"The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future--now. One recent estimate predicts 13 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next seven years--jobs that won't be replaced. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society? In [this book], Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the American economy. Artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation software are making millions of Americans' livelihoods irrelevant. The consequences are already being felt across our communities in the form of political unrest, drug use and other social ills. Meanwhile, our institutions and leaders seem unable to meaningfully respond and adapt to the new realities. The future looks bleak---but is it unavoidable? Yang imagines a different future--one in which work and money are not inextricably linked. At this vision's core is universal basic income, the concept of providing all citizens with a guaranteed income--one that is rapidly gaining popularity among forward-thinking politicians and economists. Yang proposes that UBI is an essential step toward a new, more durable kind of economy, which he calls Human Capitalism. The War on Normal People is a groundbreaking book about how Americans can build a sustainable economy and healthy society amid the rapid technological change of the twenty-first century.
Call Number: HC79.I5 Y35 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Winning - The Answers: confronting 74 of the toughest questions in business today by The authors interpret, extend, and illustrate the ideas first outlined in their earlier book, Winning (c2005), through questions and answers drawn from their column, "The Welch way," in the Friday issues of BusinessWeek, from their book tour, and from speeches and classroom discussions.
Call Number: HF5386.W453 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-31
Ebooks in the Library Catalog
Alternatives to Lean Production : work organization in the Swedish auto industry by The Swedish auto industry has developed a distinct production design and work organization, exploring alternatives to the assembly line and to the traditional shop-floor hierarchy, with a model of teamwork that increases independent decision making and elicits strong union commitment. Berggren evaluates in detail the reorganization of work within the Swedish auto industry from 1970 to 1990. In his introduction to the new edition, he explores the significance of Volvo's decision to close its two most innovative plants.
Publication Date: 2019-01-24
Applications of Management Science by 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.
Publication Date: 2018-08-06
Bringing Controlling Shareholders to Court: Standard-Based Strategies and Controlling Shareholder Opportunism by Controlling shareholders have largely unbalanced power in the governance structure of corporations, which leaves the minority shareholders vulnerable to being exploited. One way to deal with the problem is to allow minority shareholders to sue a controlling shareholder when they think they have been treated unfairly by the said controlling shareholder, and the challenged conduct will be reviewed by court under certain standard pre-set by law. Legal practitioners and economists consider this kind of solution a standard-based strategy. This book discusses how to use these standard-based strategies most efficiently when dealing with conflicts between controlling and minority shareholders. The book identifies three sub-issues that need to be addressed properly by law makers for a standard-based strategy to function in an efficient way: (1) What is the substantive standard of controlling shareholder conduct?; (2) How should the standard be enforced by court?; and (3) How to choose between standard-based strategies and other regulatory strategies? The book examines these three questions through studies of three individual jurisdictions: the US, the UK, and China.
Publication Date: 2013-12-06
Business Analytics for Managers: taking business intelligence beyond reporting by The intensified used of data based on analytical models to control digitalized operational business processes in an intelligent way is a game changer that continuously disrupts more and more markets. This book exemplifies this development and shows the latest tools and advances in this field Business Analytics for Managers offers real-world guidance for organizations looking to leverage their data into a competitive advantage. This new second edition covers the advances that have revolutionized the field since the first edition's release; big data and real-time digitalized decision making have become major components of any analytics strategy, and new technologies are allowing businesses to gain even more insight from the ever-increasing influx of data. New terms, theories, and technologies are explained and discussed in terms of practical benefit, and the emphasis on forward thinking over historical data describes how analytics can drive better business planning. Coverage includes data warehousing, big data, social media, security, cloud technologies, and future trends, with expert insight on the practical aspects of the current state of the field. Analytics helps businesses move forward. Extensive use of statistical and quantitative analysis alongside explanatory and predictive modeling facilitates fact-based decision making, and evolving technologies continue to streamline every step of the process. This book provides an essential update, and describes how today's tools make business analytics more valuable than ever. Learn how Hadoop can upgrade your data processing and storage Discover the many uses for social media data in analysis and communication Get up to speed on the latest in cloud technologies, data security, and more Prepare for emerging technologies and the future of business analytics Most businesses are caught in a massive, non-stop stream of data. It can become one of your most valuable assets, or a never-ending flood of missed opportunity. Technology moves fast, and keeping up with the cutting edge is crucial for wringing even more value from your data--Business Analytics for Managers brings you up to date, and shows you what analytics can do for you now.
Publication Date: 2016-10-06
Corporate Maturity and the "Authentic" Company by Corporate maturity is introduced as a new and valuable concept that provides a holistic view of an organization's performance, culture and resilience. This book presents a general model of corporate maturity, applicable to any sector and demonstrates how an organization can enhance its maturity, particularly through a focus on ethics, good governance and community outcomes. The author shows how mature organizations are those that find connections between corporate purpose and wider social needs. The authentic company, much in demand by investors, consumers, regulators, and employees, is one that can be trusted to deliver these needs as result of deeply embedded integrity, uncompromising unconditionality and outcomes rooted in sustainable communities.
Publication Date: 2018-04-01
Enterprise Risk Management by Enterprise Risk Management: A Common Framework for the Entire Organization discusses the many types of risks all businesses face. It reviews various categories of risk, including financial, cyber, health, safety and environmental, brand, supply chain, political, and strategic risks and many others. It provides a common framework and terminology for managing these risks to build an effective enterprise risk management system. This enables companies to prevent major risk events, detect them when they happen, and to respond quickly, appropriately, and resiliently. The book solves the problem of differing strategies, techniques, and terminology within an organization and between different risk specialties by presenting the core principles common to managing all types of risks, while also showing how these principles apply to physical, financial, brand, and global strategy risks. Enterprise Risk Management is ideal for executives and managers across the entire organization, providing the comprehensive understanding they need, in everyday language, to successfully navigate, manage, and mitigate the complex risks they face in today's global market. Provides a framework on which to build an enterprise-wide system to manage risk and potential losses in business settings Solves the problem of differing strategies, techniques, and terminology within an organization by presenting the core principles common to managing all types of risks Offers principles which apply to physical, financial, brand, and global strategy risks Presents useful, building block information in everyday language for both managers and risk practitioners across the entire organization
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Essentials of Supply Chain Management by The bestselling guide to the field, updated with the latest innovations Essentials of Supply Chain Management is the definitive guide to the field, providing both broad coverage and necessary detail from a practical, real-world perspective. From clear explanation of fundamental concepts to insightful discussion of supply chain innovation, this book offers students and professionals a comprehensive introduction with immediately-applicable understanding. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the current state of the field, with coverage of the latest technologies and new case studies that illustrate critical concepts in action. Organized for easy navigation and ease-of-use, this invaluable guide also serves as a quick reference for managers in the field seeking tips and techniques for maximizing efficiency and turning the supply chain into a source of competitive advantage. The supply chain underpins the entire structure of manufacturing and retailing. Well-run, it can help a company become a global behemoth--or, if poorly-managed, it can sink a company before the product ever sees the light of day. The supply chain involves many moving parts, constantly-changing variables, and a network of other business that may have different priorities and interests--keeping it all running smoothly is a complex, but immensely powerful skill. This book takes you inside the supply chain to show you what you need to know. Understand the fundamental concepts behind supply chain management Learn how supply chains work, and how to measure their performance Explore the ways in which innovation is improving supply chains around the world Examine the supply chain as a source of competitive advantage Whether you're at the front or the back of your supply chain, your business is affected by every other company and event in the chain. Deep understanding and a host of practical skills are required to accurately predict, react to, and manage the ever-changing stream of events that could potentially disrupt the flow. Essentials of Supply Chain Management prepares you to take on the challenge and succeed.
Publication Date: 2018-03-13
The 5Gs of Family Business by The 5Gs of Family Business is an inspiring book for business-owning families—entrepreneurs, inheritors, promoters and family members with an urge to grow at 5G speed in this VUCA world! Running a successful family business is not about having a professional degree or capital; it is about a unified vision, common values, collective goals and aligned roles of the owner-families to fulflll a dream. This book is an amalgamation of management theories and practices, and anecdotes and stories encompassing five dimensions essential for the success and longevity of any family business: Genesis, Growth, Gen-next, Governance and Giving back. Family business founders and successors must increase their cumulative knowledge and deepen their understanding of the complexities of managing a family business to enable their progress from SMEs to large enterprises, and for large enterprises to stay relevant and benefit not just the family but also the community and nation.
Publication Date: 2019-01-17
Introduction to Business Analytics by This book presents key concepts related to quantitative analysis in business. Business analytics has grown to be a key topic in business curricula, and there is a need for stronger quantitative skills and understanding of fundamental concepts. This book is aimed at business students, undergraduate and graduate, taking an introductory core course. Topics covered include knowledge management, visualization, sampling and hypothesis testing, regression (simple, multiple, and logistic), as well as optimization modeling. It concludes with a brief overview of data mining. Concepts are demonstrated with worked examples.
Publication Date: 2018-10-29
Leading and Managing Lean by Lean is a comprehensive, integral system consisting of four interdependent elements: leadership, culture, team, and practices and tools. This book examines these elements following a systematic, hierarchical orientation and explains their relevance for guiding lean initiatives. It begins with the identification and establishment of strategic goals, followed with strategy development, and lastly tactical choices. This model framework is cognizant of a firm's relative internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats. Each of the four integral lean system elements is explored in depth. The model framework offers a path to develop lean leaders with practical, actionable ideas suited for applications in all industries. Throughout the book, the evolution of the current body of lean knowledge is examined as well as lean's complementary initiative, total quality management. A perspective which views lean as a customer-driven philosophy for organization-wide continuous improvement and waste elimination is maintained throughout the book. This second edition builds upon the first edition with additional lean content focused on technology, supply chain management, flexibility and agility constructs, and accounting.
Publication Date: 2016-12-01
Management and Organization Theory by MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION THEORY Management and Organization Theory offers a summary and analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories. This important resource includes key instruments used to measure variables in each theory and examines pertinent questions about the theory: strengths and weaknesses, practical applications, and the seminal articles published on each theory.'This is a remarkable book. Jeffrey Miles clearly explains and synthesizes 40 major theories of management and organization in an easily accessible and engaging style. Well researched, comprehensive in its coverage, thorough, balanced, and fair in its analyses of theories, the book is destined to be a major authoritative reference in the field. It is one of the most readable, informative, and useful books I have read. I strongly recommend it.'—Shaker A. Zahra, department chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair, and professor, Strategic Management and Organizations Department, University of Minnesota'This book provides a terrific advantage to any student or manager seeking to grasp the fundamental concepts that explain organizations and the behavior of people within them.'—Richard L. Daft, author, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence; and the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University'An easy-to-read summary of some of the most critical theories in the field of management—theories that have implications not just for scholars, but for practicing managers as well.'—Jay Barney, professor of management and human resources, and Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Publication Date: 2012-01-30
The Manager's Guide to Business Continuity Exercises : Testing your plan by You designed your Business Continuity Plan to keep your business in business regardless of the forces of man and nature. But how do you know that the plan really works? Few companies can afford the recommended full-scale exercises several times a year. In The Manager's Guide to Business Continuity Exercises, Jim Burtles, an internationally known expert, details the options for conducting a range of tests and exercises to keep your plan effective and up to date. Your challenge is to maintain a good and effective plan in the face of changing circumstances and limited budgets. If your situation is like that in most companies, you really cannot depend on the results of last year's test or exercise of the plan. People tend to forget, lose confidence, lose interest, or even be replaced by other people who were not involved in your original planning. Jim Burtles explains: "You cannot have any real confidence in your plans and procedures until they have been fully tested...Exercises are the only way we can be sure that the people will be able to interpret the plans and procedures correctly within the requisite timeframe under difficult circumstances." As you do your job in this constantly shifting context, Jim Burtles helps you to:* Differentiate between an "exercise" and a "test" - and see the value of each in your BC program.* Understand the different types of plans and identify the people who need to be involved in exercises and tests for each. * Use the "Five-Stage Growth Path" - from desktop to walkthrough to full-scale exercise -- to conduct gradual testing, educate personnel, foster capability, and build confidence.* Create a variety of unusual scenario plot-lines that will keep up everyone's interest.* Identify the eight main elements in developing and delivering a successful BC exercise.* Select and prepare a "delivery team" and a "response team" for your exercise.* Make sure everyone understands the "rules of engagement." * Use the lessons learned from exercises and tests to audit, update, and maintain the plan. You are well aware that a host of problems may crop up in any kind of company-wide project. These problems can range from basic logistics like time and place, to non-support from executives and managers, to absenteeism, to the weather, to participants forgetting their lines. Throughout the book, Burtles uses his decades of experience working with companies like yours to give you useful examples, case studies, and down-to-earth advice to help you handle the unexpected and work toward the results you are looking for.
Publication Date: 2016-10-06
The Manager's Guide to Enterprise Security Risk Management : Essentials of risk-based security by Is security management changing so fast that you can't keep up? Perhaps it seems like those traditional "best practices" in security no longer work? One answer might be that you need better best practices! In their new book, The Manager's Guide to Enterprise Security Risk Management: Essentials of Risk-Based Security, two experienced professionals introduce ESRM. Their practical, organization-wide, integrated approach redefines the securing of an organization's people and assets from being task-based to being risk-based. In their careers, the authors, Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear, have been instrumental in successfully reorganizing the way security is handled in major corporations. In this ground-breaking book, the authors begin by defining Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM): "Enterprise security risk management is the application of fundamental risk principles to manage all security risks − whether information, cyber, physical security, asset management, or business continuity − in a comprehensive, holistic, all-encompassing approach." In the face of a continually evolving and increasingly risky global security landscape, this book takes you through the steps of putting ESRM into practice enterprise-wide, and helps you to: Differentiate between traditional, task-based management and strategic, risk-based management. See how adopting ESRM can lead to a more successful security program overall and enhance your own career. . Prepare your security organization to adopt an ESRM methodology. . Analyze and communicate risks and their root causes to all appropriate parties. . Identify what elements are necessary for long-term success of your ESRM program. . Ensure the proper governance of the security function in your enterprise. . Explain the value of security and ESRM to executives using useful metrics and reports. . Throughout the book, the authors provide a wealth of real-world case studies from a wide range of businesses and industries to help you overcome any blocks to acceptance as you design and roll out a new ESRM-based security program for your own workplace.
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
The Manager's Guide to Quick Crisis Response : effective action in an emergency by Avoid being "blindsided" by an unexpected emergency or crisis in the workplace - violence, natural disaster, or worse! Bruce Blythe's The Manager's Guide to Quick Response in a Crisis: Effective Action in an Emergency offers the time-tested skills that prepare you to act effectively - on behalf of yourself and your co-workers - in the face of threat and chaos. Blythe uses real-world case studies, examples, and checklists to help you be the top-notch leader the situation requires. "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst" sums up Blythe's philosophy. This short book is the essence of the basic practical counseling that he would give if he were sitting next to you at your desk. To help you figure out what to do next, he offers real-world examples of what has worked - and not worked - in his 30+ years of experience with companies just like yours. With Blythe's advice, you can act fast to: Find out the accurate facts you need to strategize and implement a response. Compile a checklist of immediate action items. Create a crisis command center (CCC. Select the best people for your action team and determine action steps. . Understand how to make good decisions in a crisis or emergency. . Handle the human side of a traumatic incident. . Set priorities in multiple timeframes. . Establish a "new normal" as everyone phases back into productive work after the incident. To help you take the actions that will make a difference, the book includes: Practical forms, checklists, cases studies, and real-life examples. "Quick Use Response Guide" at the end of each chapter - all four can form a handy pocket guide.
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
The Manager's Guide to Risk Assessment : Getting It Right by Risk assessment is required for just about all business plans or decisions. As a responsible manager, you need to consider threats to your organization's resilience. But to determine probability and impact - and reduce your risk - can be a daunting task. Guided by Douglas M. Henderson's The Manager's Guide to Risk Assessment: Getting It Right, you will confidently follow a clearly explained, step-by-step process to conduct a risk assessment. As you embark on the risk assessment process, you could not find a better and more uniquely qualified guide than Douglas M. Henderson. His 20+ years of experience with major consulting firms includes certification as a professional actuary and business continuity planner. His actuarial knowledge makes him an expert in applying mathematical and statistical methods to help organizations to assess and manage risks. He has applied this real-world knowledge of risk to helping businesses prepare for emergencies and business interruptions of all types. Henderson offers samples and checklists, including case studies using a fictional company in which he conducts a complete qualitative risk assessment and then a complete quantitative risk assessment, then arrives at a set of comparable actions. His explanations and sample problems will help you to: Define risk management terms, such as threat, event, and risk control. Identify threats and determine the worst-case situation your organization could face. Collect information on probability for natural and non-natural threats. Understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative risk assessment. Describe probability and impact levels. Identify exposures and examine specific risk controls. Estimate a financial value for implementing a risk control. Determine when outside professional help is needed. As an added bonus, Henderson explores the topic of risk controls with you, helping you to evaluate what risk controls will best reduce the probability of disruptive events and reduce their impact should they occur. To insure the best investment of time and money, you will perform a cost-benefit analysis for each possible risk control to make the best choice for your organization.
Publication Date: 2017-03-21
The Manager's Guide to Simple, Strategic, Service Oriented Business Continuity by You have the knowledge and skill to create a workable Business Continuity Management (BCM) program - but too often, your projects are stalled while you attempt to get the right information from the right person. Rachelle Loyear experienced these struggles for years before she successfully revamped and reinvented her company's BCM program. In The Manager's Guide to Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Business Continuity, she takes you through the practical steps to get your program back on track. Rachelle Loyear understands your situation well. Her challenge was to manage BCM in a large enterprise that required hundreds of BC plans to be created and updated. The frustrating reality she faced was that subject matter experts in various departments held the critical information she needed, but few were willing to write their parts of the plan. She tried and failed using all the usual methods to educate and motivate - and even threaten - departments to meet her deadlines. Finally, she decided there had to be a better way. The result was an incredibly successful BCM program that was adopted by BCM managers in other companies. She calls it "The Three S's of BCM Success," which can be summarized as: Simple - Strategic - Service-Oriented. Loyear's approach is easy and intuitive, considering the BCM discipline from the point of view of the people in your organization who are tasked to work with you on building the plans and program. She found that most people prefer: Simple solutions when they are faced with something new and different. Strategic use of their time, making their efforts pay off. Service to be provided, lightening their part of the load while still meeting all the basic requirements. These tactics explain why the 3S program works. It helps you, it helps your program, and it helps your program partners. Loyear says, "If you follow the 'Three S' philosophy, the number of plans you need to document will be fewer, and the plans will be simpler and easier to produce. I've seen this method succeed repeatedly when the traditional method of handing a business leader a form to fill out or a piece of software to use has failed to produce quality plans in a timely manner." In The Manager's Guide to Simple, Strategic, Sevice-Oriented Business Continuity, Loyear shows you how to: Completely change your approach to the problems of "BCM buy-in." Find new ways to engage and support your BCM program partners and subject matter experts. Develop easier-to-use policies, procedures, and plans. Improve your overall relationships with everyone involved in your BCM program. Craft a program that works around the roadblocks rather than running headlong into them.
Publication Date: 2017-05-10
The Manager's Guide to Terrorism, Risk, & Insurance : Essentials for Today's Business by As a manager, you're aware of terrorist acts, are considering the risks, but sense that you need more background. How might terrorism occur? How is it part of risk and threat planning? What insurance strategies might protect your company from financial loss? In a few short chapters, The Manager's Guide to Terrorism, Risk, and Insurance: Essentials for Today's Business fills in the blanks for you. What does it take to weigh the likelihood of a terrorism exposure and protect all the assets of your company? The answer to this question involves understanding the nature of terrorists and their behavior, evaluating the risk of potential damage and business interruption, and exploring ways to use insurance - such as programs covered by the US Terrorism Risk Insurance Act - to protect against severe financial harm. Authors of this book, David J. Smith and Mark D. Silinsky, give you the benefit of their decades of professional experience in risk management, insurance, physical and cyber security, and anti-terrorism. Topics covered will help you to better understand: Characteristics that could make your company the target of terrorism. The most costly terrorist acts that have brought about fatalities and insured property loss. . How to anticipate the probability of maximum loss and foreseeable loss from terrorism. . The psychological picture of the typical terrorist - the warning signs and pre-attack indicators. . Tactics used by terrorists, such as bombings, assassination, and kidnapping. . Safety measures to be used by employees in the office and as they travel. . Practical steps for loss reduction from a variety of terrorist-related threats. . Insurance options to protect against financial loss from destructive terrorist acts, kidnap and ransom, and cyber attack and exposure. Case studies and discussion questions are provided to speed your understanding of the material. Importantly, since the book has been extensively researched, the authors provide a wealth of resources that you can consult as you dig deeper into this complex topic.
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
Risk Management : Lever for SME Development and Stakeholder Value Creation by Risk management practices are growing both in number and complexity in businesses, notably driven by new regulatory standards that feature risk management at their core. Although large businesses are more likely to adopt a formal, holistic approach to risk management, the stakes are just as high for SMEs. Risk management in SMEs can contribute to a certain organizational, entrepreneurial and partnership dynamic which constitutes a real opportunity to evolve practices and improve performance. This book offers varied responses to this question by combining conceptual approaches, empirical illustrations and the associated managerial implications.
Publication Date: 2017-11-29
Successful Interviewing : A Talent-Focused Approach to Successful Recruitment and Selection by This practical guide to recruiting talented people incorporates the latest innovations in interviewing techniques. The very latest research shows that a process approach to interviewing provides greater structure and has the potential for significantly reducing bias. Learn how to deter and filter the poor performers and benefit from structured prewritten score able questions that will really make a difference to interviewing effectiveness. In a time where all organizations are striving to get the best talented people, it makes sense for organizations to upgrade and review their interviewing procedures and incorporate whatever techniques are available to reduce interviewing errors. The evidence shows that many HR functions have failed in the past to understand the long-term financial consequences of poor performance or to realize that talented people do so much more work than other employees. Financial examples are shown in this book using data from the 2015 work done survey. Successful talent recruitment is a key management tool and is critical to any organization's long-term success. This book gives you a detailed guide to the entire nine-step process with clear worked examples.
Publication Date: 2017-03-13
Supporting Innovators : trust, purpose, partnership by Innovation work is risky, stressful, and emotionally draining, and the only way to span this innovation gap, and address the needs of innovators, is effective leadership. By trusting your innovation team, keeping them focused on the purpose of their work, and becoming a partner rather than just a boss, you can provide the support your team needs to create great innovations.
Publication Date: 2018-10-31
Why Winners Win: What It Takes to Be Successful in Business and Life by Your journey to success starts here Why Winners Win identifies the crucial elements of business success and provides step-by-step guidance on getting there. Author Gary Pittard shows you why consistent results are the key contributing factor to lasting success, and helps you identify your personal barriers. Whether you lack the ability to set goals or a plan, motivation or focus, this book will show you how to adjust your course and direct you to the top. Based on the Success Journey model, the discussion focuses on attitude, knowledge, skill and competent action to give you a solid framework to boost your potential and achieve prosperity. You'll learn the essential qualities of a winner, and how to demonstrate these qualities every day in every interaction. Case studies demonstrating success and failure provide you with clear examples of the framework in action and illustrate the cause-and-effect relationship behind everyday choices. Believe it or not, failing at something is a great way to become successful. Experience teaches a lesson no advice could impart, and not being at the top just means there's more room to grow. This book equips you with a solid success plan, the skills you need to execute it and expert insight into your own unique path. Identify and overcome your personal barriers to achieve success Build and amplify winning qualities that that will keep you on course Learn a simple four-step model for achieving consistent results Discover the single most important difference between winners and losers The goal is prosperity - whatever that may mean to you - and attaining a level of freedom and security that allows you to give back and be generous with your money, time and knowledge. Success is a journey, but Why Winners Win provides the roadmap you need to start the journey today.
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Doing Well by Doing Good
Companies on a Mission: entrepreneurial strategies for growing sustainably, responsibly, and profitably by
Call Number: HD60.5.U5R87 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs by In the 1960s and'70s, a diverse range of storefronts—including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers—brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, feminism, environmentalism, and other movements into the marketplace. Through shared ownership, limited growth, and democratic workplaces, these activist entrepreneurs offered alternatives to conventional profit-driven corporate business models. By the middle of the 1970s, thousands of these enterprises operated across the United States—but only a handful survive today. Some, such as Whole Foods Market, have abandoned their quest for collective political change in favor of maximizing profits.Vividly portraying the struggles, successes, and sacrifices of these unlikely entrepreneurs, From Head Shops to Whole Foods writes a new history of social movements and capitalism by showing how activists embraced small businesses in a way few historians have considered. The book challenges the widespread but mistaken idea that activism and political dissent are inherently antithetical to participation in the marketplace. Joshua Clark Davis uncovers the historical roots of contemporary interest in ethical consumption, social enterprise, buying local, and mission-driven business, while also showing how today's companies have adopted the language—but not often the mission—of liberation and social change.
Publication Date: 2017-08-08
The Handbook of Carbon Accounting by
Call Number: HC79.P55 B76 2016
Publication Date: 2016-12-13
Just Business: multinational corporations and human rights by Describes the transformative Guiding Principles developed in 2005 by the United Nations and the author that sought to regulate harmful corporate practices in the far reaching corners of the world and promote and sustain human rights.
Call Number: HF5387.R84 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-25
Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility by It can be argued that Corporate Social Responsibility has been universally accepted and is gradually being incorporated into the planning and activities of all organisations around the world. The subject of CSR has been debated and theorized over the last 25 years, to such an extent that we can claim to have arrived at a theoretical understanding as well as an understanding of what constitutes best practice. The aspects which merit attention have also been generally agreed - at least according to the majority of researchers.Present attention is directed towards such things as sustainability. This book, however, takes a different approach and argues that there has been a divergence between what academics understand by corporate social responsibility and what is practiced in the world - both in business and elsewhere within society. Through a series of studies of aspects of CSR from around the world, it re-examines the topic though the lenses of various disciplines and cultures. It shows that the subject is much wider than is generally perceived and that CSR is evolving in a way which has not been generally recognized within the academic community. Invaluable to researchers and students in the field, this book contributes towards a much-needed redefinition of CSR.
Publication Date: 2018-09-05
The Social Profit Handbook: the essential guide to setting goals, assessing outcomes, and achieving success for mission-driven organizations by
Call Number: HD62.6.G73 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-23
Values-Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies by A new brand of entrepreneurs has arrived on the business scene, carrying with them a whole new set of values. They possess a sense of mission - to be socially responsible, protect the planet, and do the right thing for all of their stakeholders. Rather than focus exclusively on financial gain, they aim to achieve a balance between profits and one or more causes of their choosing. In fact, they view for-profit entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. The authors call these pioneers "values-centered" entrepreneurs. Some of the values-centered entrepreneurs have been around a few decades. In recent years, however, the numbers have proliferated and the nascent movement has started to make a true impact. These entrepreneurs' approach to management questions our basic assumptions about how businesses should be run and what their role should be in society. Several of these entrepreneurs have attained high visibility. Yvon Chouinard of sportswear manufacturer Patagoina has been a role model for integrating environmental protection to every aspect of Patagonia's business operation. Howard Schultz of Starbucks has been able to build one of the strongest brands in the world while being the first retailer to offer comprehensive health benefits and stock options to its part-time employees. Paul Newman, legendary actor and racecar driver as well as a leading maker of salad dressings, gives 100% of Newman's Own brand's profits to charity. This book explores how these highly unorthodox leaders have built their profitable and socially responsible business enterprises, and what lessons can be learned for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The authors examine a group of over 40 entrepreneurial companies and how each balanced the profit objective with social responsibility in key aspects of their business operation - from their initial company formation, through growth, to exit - to build successful triple bottom-line companies. Choi and Gray particularly focus on how these firms' commitment to values affected their company missions, hiring and organizational policies, marketing strategies, financial practices, exit options, and giving programs, and vice versa. In some cases, the authors find that the entrepreneurs' social objectives have actually strengthened, not weakened, their business enterprises. Based on their extensive studies of these companies, he authors have distilled a set of commonalities. The book presents ten of the most dominant and interesting of these commonalities with a focus on those policies and decisions that appeared to depart from conventional business practice. In addition to devoting chapters to each of the core principles learned from these companies, the authors also include in-depth case studies of four of the ventures featured in their study.
Publication Date: 2010-09-03
The Art of Sustainable Performance: model for recruiting & selection and professional development by Sebastiaan Kodden studied performance indicators among executives and senior staff of over 1,100 professionals and 50 CEOs of the best-known Dutch companies. His surprising findings put the present recruitment and selection procedures of many Dutch companies in a new perspective. The book is not only about the theory: it also offers a useful model for recruitment, selection and professional development. Including various questionnaires and checklists for HR-professionals and executives who want to build sustainable winning teams and organizations.
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Culture Hacker: Reprogramming the Employee Experience by The question is not, "does your company have a culture?" The question is, "does your company have a culture that fosters outstanding customer experiences, limits employee turnover, and ensures high performance?" Every executive and manager has a responsibility to positively influence their workplace culture. Culture Hacker gives you the tools and insights to do it with simplicity and style. Culture Hacker explains: Twelve high-impact hacks to improve employee experience and performance How to delight and retain a multi-generational workforce The factors determining whether or not your employees deliver outstanding customer service
Publication Date: 2017-04-03
Emotional Intelligence at Work : a professional guide by Emotional intelligence is increasingly being recognised as a key determinant to professional success in today’s high-stress environment. This fourth, thoroughly revised, edition of a highly acclaimed book is an essential guide to recognise, understand and manage emotions.
Publication Date: 2015-05-19
The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces They Want, the Tools They Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate by Research Shows Organizations That Focus on Employee Experience Far Outperform Those That Don't Recently a new type of organization has emerged, one that focuses on employee experiences as a way to drive innovation, increase customer satisfaction, find and hire the best people, make work more engaging, and improve overall performance. The Employee Experience Advantage is the first book of its kind to tackle this emerging topic that is becoming the #1 priority for business leaders around the world. Although everyone talks about employee experience nobody has really been able to explain concretely what it is and how to go about designing for it...until now. How can organizations truly create a place where employees want to show up to work versus need to show up to work? For decades the business world has focused on measuring employee engagement meanwhile global engagement scores remain at an all time low despite all the surveys and institutes that been springing up tackle this problem. Clearly something is not working. Employee engagement has become the short-term adrenaline shot that organizations turn to when they need to increase their engagement scores. Instead, we have to focus on designing employee experiences which is the long term organizational design that leads to engaged employees. This is the only long-term solution. Organizations have been stuck focusing on the cause instead of the effect. The cause is employee experience; the effect is an engaged workforce. Backed by an extensive research project that looked at over 150 studies and articles, featured extensive interviews with over 150 executives, and analyzed over 250 global organizations, this book clearly breaks down the three environments that make up every single employee experience at every organization around the world and how to design for them. These are the cultural, technological, and physical environments. This book explores the attributes that organizations need to focus on in each one of these environments to create COOL spaces, ACE technology, and a CELEBRATED culture. Featuring exclusive case studies, unique frameworks, and never before seen research, The Employee Experience Advantage guides readers on a journey of creating a place where people actually want to show up to work. Readers will learn: The trends shaping employee experience How to evaluate their own employee experience using the Employee Experience Score What the world's leading organizations are doing around employee experience How to design for technology, culture, and physical spaces The role people analytics place in employee experience Frameworks for how to actually create employee experiences The role of the gig economy The future of employee experience Nine types of organizations that focus on employee experience And much more! There is no question that engaged employees perform better, aspire higher, and achieve more, but you can't create employee engagement without designing employee experiences first. It's time to rethink your strategy and implement a real-world framework that focuses on how to create an organization where people want to show up to work. The Employee Experience Advantage shows you how to do just that.
Publication Date: 2017-03-27
How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals by Do you supervise people? If so, this book is for you. One of a manager's toughest - and most important - responsibilities is to evaluate an employee's performance, providing honest feedback and clarifying what they've done well and where they need to improve. In How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals, Dick Grote provides a concise, hands-on guide to succeeding at every step of the performance appraisal process - no matter what performance management system your organization uses. Through step-by-step instructions, examples, do-and-don't bullet lists, sample dialogues, and suggested scripts, he shows you how to handle every appraisal activity from setting goals and defining job responsibilities to evaluating performance quality and discussing the performance evaluation face-to-face. Based on decades of experience guiding managers through their biggest challenges, Grote helps answer the questions he hears most often: How do I set goals effectively? How many goals should someone set?; How do I evaluate a person's behaviors? Which counts more, behaviors or results?; How do I determine the right performance appraisal rating? How do I explain my rating to a skeptical employee?; How do I tell someone she's not meeting my expectations? How do I deliver bad news?; Grote also explains how to tackle other thorny performance management tasks, including determining compensation and terminating poor performers. In accessible and useful language, How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals will help you handle performance appraisals confidently and successfully, no matter the size or culture of your organization. It's the one book you need to excel at this daunting yet critical task.
Call Number: HF5549.5.R3 G76 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
Intrinsic Motivation at Work : What Really Drives Employee Engagement by What motivates people to do their best work in any endeavor they undertake? Management theory and practice has traditionally focused on elements that Kenneth Thomas calls 'extrinsic motivators': pay, benefits, status, bonuses, commissions, pension plans, expense budgets, and the like. While these are powerful motivators, particularly in command/control job situations where workers have little or no say in how the job is managed, by themselves they are no longer enough. In today's organizations, where managers expect workers and teams to self-manage their work, intrinsic rewards are essential.This breakthrough book provides the first comprehensive treatment of intrinsic motivation in the workplace-the psychological rewards workers get directly from the work itself-offering clear advice on how companies can harness its tremendous power to develop a more committed, self-managing workforce. Written in an engaging, accessible style and grounded in solid academic research, the book provides a diagnostic framework for addressing problems of intrinsic motivation and essential ways to build it.
Publication Date: 2009-04-13
Manage Your Boss by The relationship between you and your boss is important in determining your success at work. However, having a good relationship isn’t just a matter of lucking out with the right boss. It takes a focused effort by both parties to forge a strong working relationship that achieves results. Just as it’s your boss’s job to manage you, it’s up to you to manage your boss. By taking an active role in managing your boss, you can decrease misunderstandings, improve day-to-day communication, and become even more successful in meeting the needs of your boss and your organization.
Publication Date: 2016-03-04
Motivating Beyond Money by Based on real research with real people this guide helps you to find ways to keep your good people motivated without just paying them more money. Practical ideas to help managers and small business owners.
Publication Date: 2012-01-30
Negotiations and Change : from the workplace to society by Major changes within and between organizations are now generally negotiated by the parties that have a stake in the consequences of the changes. This was not always so. In 1965, with A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations, Richard Walton and Robert McKersie laid the analytical foundation for much of the innovation in the practice of negotiation that has occurred over the last thirty-nine years. Since that time, however, the field has undergone significant changes, and Walton and McKersie's ideas have been applied to a wide variety of situations beyond labor negotiations. Negotiations and Change represents the next generation of thinking. Experts on negotiations, management, and organizational behavior take stock of what has been learned since 1965. They extend and apply the concepts of Walton and McKersie and of other leaders in the study of negotiations to a broad range of business, professional, and personal concerns: workplace teams, conflict management systems, corporate governance, and environmental disputes. While building on those foundations, the essays demonstrate the continued robustness and relevance of Walton and McKersie's behavioral theory by suggesting ways it could be used to improve the management of change. Returning to its roots, the volume concludes with a retrospective by Richard Walton and Robert McKersie.
Publication Date: 2002-12-23
Onboarding : Strategies for Getting Employees up to Speed Faster by Employees who have a great onboarding experience, integrate faster into an organisation, are more engaged and have more trust in their leaders. However, traditional induction programmes don't "cut it" in the new world of work anymore. If you want to develop and retain top talent, you need an onboarding process that's about more than an employee's first days. In fact, an effective onboarding process starts from the moment an employee receives an offer of employment, right up until the day they competently fill the position they were recruited for. In Onboarding: Strategies for getting employees up to speed faster, you'll find step-by-step guides, checklists and case studies on:* What to do in the period between an employee signing up and starting work * Fresh ideas about how to approach the first days * A new look at induction process * How to manage relationships when assimilating a new recruit into an existing department * How to manage the process of assisting the new employee to reach full competence. * Onboarding senior executives* Moving existing employees into new departments
Publication Date: 2019-09-02
Talent Assessment and Techniques : The Key to Understanding and Optimising Assessments in the Workplace by Sound assessment practices can help you to quickly sift through candidates to find the best match to join and grow your organisation. Talent Assessment and Techniques is a practical guide to understanding the objective contribution of assessments to the talent lifecycle and broader business practices. This book unpacks:* The business case for using assessments * The different types of assessments and techniques * The predictive power of assessments * How assessments are used * How to optimise the candidate experience
Publication Date: 2019-09-02
2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews by Whether you're an HRprofessional or a manager, chances are there's one task you really dislike: giving performance reviews. Even if you know the basic points you want to get across, finding the right words and committing them to paper is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. But this handy little book puts thousands of ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips. Paul Falcone covers the 25 most commonly rated performance factors, including productivity, time management, teamwork, and decision making, plus job-specific parameters that apply in sales, customer service, finance, and many other areas. Not just for review time, the book will also be instrumental in creating job descriptions and development plans as well as for monitoring performance, progress, and problems year-round. Praise for Paul Falcone's Previous Books: "If the art and science of hiring and firing has become a puzzle, then author Paul Falcone [The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book] has the answer."-- Houston Business Journal "When you feel the need to document an employee's actions (or inactions), turn to this great tool [101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems]."-- Legal Management "[96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire] takes the guesswork out of the interview process."-- Benefits and Compensation Solutions Paul Falcone is a human resources executive and has held senior-level positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Time Warner. He is the author of several bestselling books, including 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees, and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. He is a long-time contributor to HR Magazine. Visit him at www.PaulFalconeHR.com.
Call Number: HF5549.5.R3 F35 2005
Publication Date: 2005-06-10
The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning by Inclusive Guide Provides Practical Applications for Workplace Education Theory from Diverse Perspectives The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning explores the field of workplace education using contributions from both experts and emerging scholars in industry and academia. Unlike many previously published titles on the subject, the Handbook focuses on offering readers a truly global overview of workplace learning at a price point that makes it accessible for independent researchers and Human Resources professionals. Designed to strike a balance between theory and practice, the Handbook provides a wealth of information on foundational topics, theoretical frameworks, current and emerging trends, technological updates, implementation strategies, and research methodologies. Chapters covering recent research illustrate the importance of workplace learning topics ranging from meditation to change management, while others give pragmatic and replicable applications for the design, promotion, and implementation of impactful learning opportunities for employees at any company, regardless of industry. A sampling of topics addressed includes: "Using an Experiential Learning Model to Design an Assessment Framework for Workplace Learning" "Measuring Innovative Thinking and Acting Skills as Workplace-Related Professional Competence" Multiple chapters specifically addressing international business, such as "Competency in Globalization and Intercultural Communication", "Global Strategic Planning" and "Global Talent Management" Research and recommendations on bridging generational and cultural divides as well as addressing employee learning disabilities With its impressive breadth of coverage and focus on real-world problem solving, this volume serves as a comprehensive tool for examining and improving practices in global workplace learning. It will prove to be a valuable resource for students and recent graduates entering the workforce and for those working in Human Resources and related fields.
Publication Date: 2019-04-16
Getting Started with Your Research
Trade Journals & News
Business (Gale (OneFile) This link opens in a new windowProvides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.
Business Source Premier This link opens in a new windowFull text for more than 2,100 journals back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998, for marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses..
Regional Business News This link opens in a new windowFull text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
Small Business Reference Center This link opens in a new windowFull text periodicals, e-books, and videos on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business.
Business Magazines in the Library
Bloomberg Business Week
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Financial Planning
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
SMM (Sales & Marketing Management)
Wall Street Journal