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  • Making Big Decisions Better

    How to Set and Simplify Business Strategy

    By Tim Lewko

    For many organizations, the word strategy conjures up endless ideas, concepts and tools - while the intent is correct, the awful reality is most companies do not have a simple, common definition of strategy or a simple approach to make the big decisions. Too many PowerPoints, not enough one pagers…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • Problem Solving for Results

    By Victor Newman

    In this thought-provoking book Dr Newman looks beyond the conventional techniques of problem solving to the underlying process. He identifies eight stages and explains how to recognize which technique is appropriate to which stage. On this basis managers can generate solutions at both the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Complexity and Planning

    Systems, Assemblages and Simulations

    By Gert de Roo, Jean Hillier

    Complexity, complex systems and complexity theories are becoming increasingly important within a variety disciplines. While these issues are less well known within the discipline of spatial planning, there has been a recent growing awareness and interest. As planners grapple with how to consider…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Third Generation Leadership and the Locus of Control

    Knowledge, Change and Neuroscience

    By Douglas G. Long

    There have been two critical leadership approaches. First Generation Leadership (command and control) was the dominant model until the 1940s. Second Generation Leadership (compliance coupled with rewards and punishments) is still dominant today. This approach is being rejected by 'Generation Y ',…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Labor in an Islamic Setting

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Necmettin Kizilkaya, Toseef Azid

    The Islamic labor market rests on the principles of the free market exchange of Islamic economics. Regrettably, the latter has failed to keep pace with the rapidly growing academic and professional developments of the former. Much of the published work within Islamic economics is idealistic if not…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06
    Routledge
    Islamic Business and Finance Series

  • Big Data and Cloud Computing for Development

    Lessons from Key Industries and Economies in the Global South

    By Nir Kshetri, Torbjörn Fredriksson, Diana Carolina Rojas Torres

    This book provides a framework for evaluating big data and cloud computing based on how they evolve to fit users’ needs in developing countries in key areas, such as agriculture and education. The authors discuss how this framework can be utilized by businesses, governments, and consumers to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge

  • Decision Sourcing

    Decision Making for the Agile Social Enterprise

    By Dale Roberts, Rooven Pakkiri

    We are living in the post-information age, the era of so-called 'Big Data'. It is a practical possibility for corporations to report, chart and analyse every action, transaction and click that happens inside and outside their business. In Decision Sourcing Roberts and Pakkiri examine what this…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Organizational Change in Practice

    The Eight Deadly Sins Preventing Effective Change

    By Annamaria Garden

    This book challenges the practice or organizational change programmes. It uses two case studies in depth to illustrate that consulting companies can often get it wrong. Senior managers often do not know enough about managing change. The text is arranged around eight deadly sins to avoid in the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge

  • Industrial Poverty

    Yesterday Sweden, Today Europe, Tomorrow America

    By Sven R. Larson

    Conventional wisdom says that Europe’s crisis is a financial crisis. But is this really the case? In Industrial Poverty, economist Sven R. Larson, challenges this view and suggests instead that Europe is in a state of permanent economic decline. The crisis, says Larson, is in fact a welfare-state…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Lean Management

    Edited by Torbjorn H. Netland, Daryl J. Powell

    Interest in the phenomenon known as "lean" has grown significantly in recent years. This is the first volume to provide an academically rigorous overview of the field of lean management, introducing the reader to the application of lean in diverse application areas, from the production floor to…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

  • Visual Analytics for Management

    Translational Science and Applications in Practice

    Edited by Elliot Bendoly, Sacha Clark

    This book provides students with an in-depth understanding of the concepts, frameworks and processes used to analyze and present visual data for better decision-making. Expert contributors provide guidance in translating complex concepts from large data sets and how this translation drives…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01
    Routledge

  • The New Natural Resource

    Knowledge Development, Society and Economics

    By Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen

    Increasingly in the public discourse there are references to the knowledge economy, knowledge society, knowledge workers and knowledge organisations. The argument is that knowledge is becoming the main economic resource, replacing the natural resources that drove the industrial revolution. The new…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

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