1st Edition

Operations Management
A Modern Approach

ISBN 9781926692906
Published April 15, 2011 by Apple Academic Press
332 Pages

USD $155.00

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Book Description

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This book looks at a selection of important business management techniques from a variety of countries and types of businesses. It discusses interorganizational information systems development, organizational performance management, activity-based cost systems, financial decision-making processes, teleworking (or telecommuting), customer-focused process improvement, the communicative nature of innovation processes and the impact of this on innovation management, a model of ebusiness systems that allows for emergent factors, and much more.

Table of Contents

Managing Innovation as Communicative Processes: A Case of Subsea Technology R&D
Deferred Action: Theoretical Model of Process Architecture Design for Emergent Business Processes
The Survey of the Political Costs and Firm Size: Case from Iran
An Evaluation of Inter-Organisational Information Systems Development on Business Partnership Relations
Rational Exuberance and Revival of the U.S. Automotive Sector
A Neuroanatomical Approach to Exploring Organizational Performance
Neural Networks and Their Application to Finance
Implementing the Activity Base Costing System: A Case Study on Dakota Office Supply
Profitability of the Greek Football Clubs: Implications for Financial Decisions Making
Teleworking in United Arab Emirates (UAE): An Empirical Study of Influencing Factors, Facilitators, and Inhibitors
The Role that Personality and Motivation Play in Consumer Behaviour: A Case Study on HSBC
Mobile Technology and the Value Chain: Participants, Activities, and Value Creation
Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Therapeutic Care for Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition in Zambia: Decision Tree Model
Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Practice Coaching Manual
Customer Complaints as a Source of Customer-Focused Process Improvement: A Constructive Case Study

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Rae Simons is a successful business manager in Binghamton, New York, who is well acquainted with the demands and details of management. With degrees earned in both psychology and education (from the State University of New York), she brings practical and wide-ranging insights to the field of business management. She has written extensively for numerous publications on business and other topics, including publishers such as Barbour Books, Greenwood, and Facts on File.