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  • Linear Optimization for Business

    Theory and practical application

    By Marcos Singer

    This book takes a unique approach to linear optimization by focusing on the underlying principles and business applications of a topic more often taught from a mathematical and computational perspective. By shifting the perspective away from heavy math, students learn how optimization can be used…

    Paperback – 2019-02-15 

  • Samuelson's Frankenstein

    Fiduciary Duty and the Misguiding Hand of University Investment Education

    By Dick Purcell

    Modern economics is really the application of mathematics to economics. The Samuelson of this book’s title is the great MIT economist Paul Samuelson, who spoke of ’fiendish Frankenstein monsters’ following the Wall Street collapse, expressing horror and shame that in the field of mathematical…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20 

  • Operating Under High-Risk Conditions in Temporary Organizations

    A Sociotechnical Systems Perspective

    By Matthijs Moorkamp

    Organizations increasingly use temporary designs. Many temporary organizations are assembled by "mixing and matching" building blocks from static, bureaucratic, parent organizations into a temporary configuration. At the same time, such "mixed and matched" temporary organizations often operate…

    Hardback – 2018-12-03 
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • Success Is Assured

    Satisfy Your Customers On Time and On Budget by Optimizing Decisions Collaboratively Using Reusable Visual Models

    By Penny W. Cloft, Michael N. Kennedy, Brian M. Kennedy

    "Success is Assured" was born from a pair using those design practices over a century ago: the Wright Brothers. They set about methodically learning the causal relationships between the different design decisions they needed to make and the performance of the airplane. The Wright Brothers…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
    Productivity Press

  • Statistical Process Control

    7th Edition

    By John Oakland, Robert James Oakland

    The business, commercial and public-sector world has changed dramatically since John Oakland wrote the first edition of Statistical Process Control – a practical guide in the mid-eighties. Then people were rediscovering statistical methods of ‘quality control’ and the book responded to an often…

    Paperback – 2018-10-30 

  • Rethinking Islamic Finance

    Markets, Regulations and Islamic Law

    By Ayesha Bhatti, Saad Azmat

    Islamic Finance’s phenomenal growth owes to the Shariah compliant nature of its financial instruments. Shariah forbids charging of interest (Riba), and instead promulgates risk-sharing and trade based modes of financing. The Islamic financial industry has been subject to both critique and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Islamic Business and Finance Series

  • Blowback in Business

    How to Avoid Unintended and Undesired Consequences in Decision-Making

    By Andrew Holmes

    Whilst there are many books which deal with decision making in a general, process or mathematical sense, there are very few books which address the nature of poor decision making and particularly how to avoid decisions with unintended consequences and surprises. There are plenty of sources of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30

  • Monitoring Business Performance

    Models, Methods, and Tools

    By Per Lind

    The idea of using models to inform business practice seems appealing, as it suggests the abstraction and control of a large, complex subject by means of a smaller, easily manipulated mechanism. In reality, however, many models prove inadequate when translated into business methods. Monitoring…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • Business Models for Strategic Innovation

    Cross-Functional Perspectives

    Edited by S.M. Riad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos

    This book extends our understanding of how different cross- functional business and management disciplines, such as innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic management, marketing and HRM, individually and collectively underpin innovation in business management. Business Models for Strategic…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    The Annals of Business Research

  • Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Engineering Sciences

    Edited by Mangey Ram, J. Paulo Davim

    Mathematical techniques are the strength of engineering sciences and form the common foundation of all novel discipline as engineering sciences. The book Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Engineering Sciences involved in an ample range of mathematical tools and techniques applied in various…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08
    CRC Press
    Science, Technology, and Management

  • Choosing to Change

    An Alternative Understanding of Change Management

    By David Bentley

    It is commonly quoted that the majority of change initiatives fail and equally common is the reasoning that failure is due to a lack of adequate planning and robust processes to deliver change to the organisation. However, organisations cannot change it is only the people in the organisation, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23

  • Global Business Intelligence

    Edited by J Mark Munoz

    Global Business Intelligence refers to an organization’s ability to gather, process and analyze pertinent international information in order to make optimal business decisions in a timely manner. With a challenging economic and geopolitical environment, companies and executives need to be adept at…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

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