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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 – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • 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

    The concept of knowing a design will work early in a project (rather than after the production prototypes have been tested) and will satisfy the customers, such that projects essentially never fail, was first observed at Toyota (along with other measurable benefits). But the name the authors have…

    Hardback – 2018-08-29 
    Productivity Press

  • 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 
    Gower

  • 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
    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 – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

  • 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

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