Strategic Management for the Plastics Industry: Dealing with Globalization and Sustainability, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Strategic Management for the Plastics Industry

Dealing with Globalization and Sustainability, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

CRC Press

178 pages

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Hardback: 9781466505865
pub: 2013-08-07
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pub: 2016-04-19
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Any general management book can give you the basics of quality assurance, strategic planning, logistics, and more. But how do you apply that knowledge to a company that requires not only sound business practices but also sound science to succeed? And how do you deal with the impact of globalized competition, a fluctuating world economy, and growing

Table of Contents

Introduction. Foundations of the Industry's Segments. Technologies and Markets Shape a Company's Business. Company Culture, Organization, and Direction. Managing for Success. Managing Globally and Sustainably. Staffing for Success. Tools for Management. The Role of Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Divestitures. Case Studies. Summary. Index.

About the Originator

Roger Franklin Jones' 55-plus-years' career in the plastics industry has covered a broad range of technical and management functions as well as types of companies. In 2004, he joined an investor consortium that founded PlastiComp LLC, and was elected board chairman; he has continued to serve on the board as chairman emeritus since 2011. He is a widely published authority on plastics and related topics. In the United States and overseas, he has authored/edited four books, authored more than 100 articles and papers, and is inventor of record for 20 patents. His honors include the Honor Scroll of the American Institute of Chemists and election as a Fellow by both the Society of Plastics Engineers (1975) and the American Chemical Society (2012). He is a Life Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists. He served as an officer in the United States Navy on active duty for three years at the end of the Korean War. He continued his military career in the Naval Reserve for an additional 30 years, retiring with the rank of captain.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)