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Based on the established textbook by Slack, Chambers and Johnston, the third revised edition of Operations Management: Global & SA Perspectives has been adapted for the unique Southern African context while keeping the global context in mind.
Fundamentals of Project Management 2nd edition has been written as a comprehensive explanation on how to use the special project management tools and techniques, processes, plans and methodologies. The text is supported with plenty of worked examples, exercises and multi choice questions (MCQs).
The content of this book has been updated to include the new edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) sixth edition (2018) and the latest edition of the Association of Project Management's Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) sixth edition (2012).
After many years of continuous development, operational risk management can now be regarded as an important and independent management discipline in its own right. It is a value-adding activity that has a direct or indirect impact on bottom-line performances of organisations and is fundamentally concerned with good governance and involves consistent alertness and continuous improvement. As a result, it is essential for business managers at all levels to understand the concept of operational risk management and its methodologies. Operational risk management will assist organisations to develop and implement an operational risk management process that will support the achievement of business objectives. In addition, Operational risk management attempts to bridge the gap that exists between some of the theoretical concepts of operational risk and the practical implementation. It firstly deals with the development phases of operational risk, and then illustrates the effective application of an operational risk management process. It also discusses relevant issues in the field and how to deal with current risk exposures. Operational risk management is aimed at undergraduate students as well as managers interested in the management of operational risk. Jackie Young is a professor in risk management at the University of South Africa, specialising in operational risk management.
A successful and competent administrative manager is integral to anyprofitable and efficient organisation or office. Administrative Management has been written specifically for people working in the field of administrative management, as well as those studying Administrative Management at higher education institutions.
The content is specific to the South African market, and it is the only local textbook on this topic. This fourth edition of Administrative Management contains new examples and updated data, and discusses the latest trends in this subject.
This book provides aspirant administrative managers with a good foundation, and offers practising managers the insight that will enable them to manage the administration needs of an organisation more timeously and efficiently, making them invaluable to that organisation.
The aim of this book is to equip any person working in an office environment with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes to communicate effectively in the administrative and office environment. To ensure effective communication, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of communication and this text will enable one to: understand the importance of good communication in an office environment, as well as the elements of the communication process (verbally and written communication); compile business letters, memoranda and reports; use different forms of electronic communication in the office; and organise all aspects of a meeting and take the minutes.
Managing events is both an art and a science. Events managers need to understand and fully embrace the multi-dimensional nature of events management, and cultivate the leadership skills and attitudes in themselves and those they manage. The importance of successfully staging events has increased around the world, as more government agencies begin to realise the potential benefit of using events as strategic development tools.
This third edition of Events Management: A developmental and managerial approach provides a definitive grounding in the development and management of small to large scale events.
The book provides an introduction to events management, then goes on to examine the design, administration and marketing of events, as well as the operational and risk management aspects. It also deals with applied events management through a number of event genre types.
Focus on Operational Management: A Generic Approach gives a general overview of management principles and the general management activities needed by the operational and first-time manager in the workplace today. These principles are important for the sustainability of an organisation.
The following topics are discussed:
An understanding of logistics is of primary importance in the
modern business world and this text allows students and
businesspeople alike to become comfortable with the fundamentals of
this discipline. In its explanation of logistics--the process of
moving a commodity or service from customer order to
consumption--this guide provides insight into every step of the
process, from order processing and purchasing to packaging and
warehousing. Tips are included for integrated logistics, customer
service, materials flow, and strategic logistics plans.
South African organisations operate in an environment that is fast changing due to digital advancement,economic challenges, social complexities, and changing employee and customer values/expectations. In this environment, successful organisations empower talented employees to work in teams and make pivotal decisions that lead to innovation and exceptionally high performance. Success for these organisations is not by chance but is the result of adopting carefully planned and sophisticated interventions into the organisational structure, leadership and management orientations, culture, and processes and behaviours. In this respect, Organisational behaviour: a contemporary South African perspective provides a solid and scientific foundation for developing an integrated and holistic understanding of the individual and group processes in the modern organisation. Organisational behaviour explores expectations that organisations and employees have of each other. It addresses contemporary issues related to organisational culture, change, engagement, performance excellence, changing communication technology, transformational and authentic leadership, diversity, business ethics, team excellence and globalisation. It contains many encounters, discussion questions, practical exercises and case studies with a southern African orientation to stimulate self-study, debate and reflective thinking. Organisational behaviour is aimed not only at aspiring HR practitioners and managers, but also at established professionals who need to stay updated, irrespective of their field and nature of their organisation.
Learn to build an analytics community in your organization from scratch How to Build a Data Community shows readers how to create analytics and data communities within their organizations. Celebrated author Eva Murray relies on intuitive and practical advice structured as step-by-step guidance to demonstrate the creation of new data communities. How to Build a Data Community uses concrete insights gleaned from real-world case studies to describe, in full detail, all the critical components of a data community. Readers will discover: - What analytics communities are and what they look like - Why data-driven organizations need analytics communities - How selected businesses and nonprofits have applied these concepts successfully and what their journey to a data-driven culture looked like. - How they can establish their own communities and what they can do to ensure their community grows and flourishes Perfect for analytics professionals who are responsible for making policy-level decisions about data in their firms, the book is also a must-have for data practitioners and consultants who wish to make positive changes in the organizations with which they work.
The South African public sector needs managers who are knowledgeable, skilful and sensitive to the significant issues in our society. Management for Excellence in the Public Sector, 3rd edition, has been written with this in mind. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, taking into account the most recent changes in theory and practice, current legislation, statistics and data; as well as a host of new case studies to reflect the changing nature and needs of the public sector.
Events Management 1e John Beech, Sebastian Kaiser and Robert Kaspar The Business of Events Management provides an accessible and lively introduction to the practice of managing an event, festival, conference or congress. Written by a team of international experts, the book incorporates the latest thinking in events management and highlights key theories, concepts and models by using a range of case studies and examples. This book will enable you to: * Manage the financial aspects of events management * Understand the impact of events on built and natural environments * Explain the role of volunteers in an event and understand the challenges that managing them involves * Understand the key issues in planning and designing a venue Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Case studies include the Edinburgh International Festival, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Indian Premier League Cricket.
In this thought-provoking new book, John C. Barnes examines the current state of commercial college athletics as a guide for potential administrators, coaches, regents, and others involved in collegiate athletic operations and decision-making. Each chapter provides an overview of an industry shaped by such current realities as Title IX requirements, commercial investments, student testing, and television contracts. Barnes provides an accessible outline of the historical background and potential future of the commercial college athletics industry from a nonjudgmental perspective. Same Players, Different Game not only serves as a text and guide for governance and leadership but also as a primer for the economic and political realities of modern college athletics that students and sports fans will find fascinating.
What is it that makes a business successful? Ultimately, it comes down to the quality of its management. Yet every business has individual areas of management and these differ from general management. In Management Sciences: An Introduction students will discover the basics of the business environment, the nature of management and the skills required to manage an enterprise. Recommended for: This book is written in an easy-to-read style and each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with self-assessment questions. Illustrative case studies from the South African business environment make it an invaluable reference resource for students of Management Sciences at South African institutions.
Good operations and supply chain management practices are fundamental for the survival of both private and public organisations offering goods or rendering services. Because these practices are subject to evolving market and macro issues, which are themselves intrinsic to micro practices and processes, it is of great importance to study, understand and address current concerns. Contemporary issues in operations and supply chain management reveals a wide range of present-day matters that focus on the deep multiplicity of relationships between operations, supply chains and the changing business environment. Contemporary issues in operations and supply chain management offers tools and techniques to cope with the ever-increasing forces of supply versus demand, against the backdrop of limited resources and a constantly changing business environment. It offers a well-balanced approach between theory and practice by including contemporary issues and cases within the industry, Africa and the rest of the world. Contemporary issues in operations and supply chain management aims to have international reach and relevance for a broad audience, including but not necessarily limited to business practitioners of all kinds in any sector middle and senior managers in industry (both buyer and supplier organisations) academia - undergraduates and post graduates form higher education establishments, universities and colleges professional bodies (as recommended text/learning materials) members of industry trade associations and anyone else seeking insights into contemporary issues in operations and supply chain management. Professionals with years of experience in the field will benefit from this book as methods and strategies inherited from the past appear to no longer fit the realities presented by the ever changing modern business environment.
The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can't resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business -- creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors' global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the "Value Proposition Canvas" to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it's for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won't work. You'll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers' needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the "Business Model Canvas" from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."
Contracts form an integral part of strategic sourcing in modern supply chains. They bind people, customers, suppliers and organisations into a coherent working relationship whereby goods and services are exchanged in a mutually agreed framework. Contract management provides an introduction to the basic management principles of planning, organising, directing and control as an approach to managing contracts. Contract management explains the importance of managing the content of the contract as well as the contracting process so that unnecessary problems can be prevented and, as a result, important relationships can be maintained. The chapter on broad-based black economic empowerment has been removed from this edition as this is now well established, and new regulations in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act have been introduced. South African and US case studies are included, which should give learners a broad insight into some practical problems that may occur in contracts. The late Gideon Nieman is was professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria. He worked for more than 20 years in senior positions in trade and industry before joining academia. He also presents presented short courses on contract management and procurement.
Change Management is not a single, coherent and agreed upon approach but rather an assortment of tools, techniques, methods and simple good intentions - all of which are simply and practically broken down by this book. The problems with change management is at all levels of management and many people have roles which require them to not only perform the traditional day-to-day tasks associated with being a manager, but also need to deliver ongoing change in their teams, departments or divisions. They want straightforward and practical advise that is easy to understand and can be applied immediately, which this book delivers. It shows how change management can be constructively approached by a practical frame work.
South Africa, its economy and its consumers are different in many ways. Feedback from both the academic world and the marketplace points to the fact that marketing strategies cannot simply be transposed from one country to the next. Accepted approaches to marketing in developed and other developing countries often do not achieve the same success here. Marketing in South Africa provides a window into the South African consumer landscape, approaching marketing concepts in a distinctly South African way. For the first time, Marketing in South Africa gives specific details of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's consumer segmentation model. This feature is supported by almost 30 top academic and marketing practitioners who give a unique and innovative look at some of South Africa's most challenging marketing issues. In addition, over 20 case studies, many of which emanate from the UCT Unilever Institute's ongoing research over the last 17 years, allow students and practitioners to appreciate how best to apply principles to this diverse market. The book includes many video clips from the UCT Unilever Institute as well as other advertisements and YouTube clips. Marketing in South Africa can be used by undergraduate students, postgraduate students and practitioners in the arenas of strategic marketing, consumer behaviour, marketing communications, salesmanship and market research.
Business operations in large organizations today involve massive, interactive, and layered networks of teams and personnel collaborating across hierarchies and countries on complex tasks. To optimize productivity, businesses need to know: what communication patterns do high-performing teams have in common? Is it possible to predict a team's performance before it starts work on a project? How can productive team behavior be fostered? This comprehensive review for researchers and practitioners in data mining and social networks surveys recent progress in the emerging field of network science of teams. Focusing on the underlying social network structure, the authors present models and algorithms characterizing, predicting, optimizing, and explaining team performance, along with key applications, open challenges, and future trends.
The study of Management Science, or Operations Research, looks at how mathematically-based models are used to generate optimal solutions for business problems. This text provides a brief introduction to these models and gives a concise and balanced view of the most widely used applications. The book shows how managers can use scientific ideas and methods to solve business problems, describing a range of examples in everyday use. Giving students plenty of practice and worked examples of a range of quantitative techniques, the text avoids formal proofs and derivations, concentrating instead on applications in a business context. Where software can assist managers in decision-making, Excel is the package that is most regularly used and therefore examples are given in this format.
In a South African business environment characterised by change, turbulence and competitiveness, strategy is even more crucial today than ever before. Many people's lives and jobs are affected by strategic decisions, and far too often top management develops a strategy that is never communicated to or fully understood by other levels of management and employees, or is not even relevant to the future survival of the company. Strategic management explains the principles and application of the strategic management process, vital to the continued success of every organisation. This is the third edition of Strategic management, the first specifically southern African handbook on this subject. It emphasises the important role of corporate governance, with specific reference to the King III Report. Appropriate South African examples and case studies are used to illustrate the latest trends, particularly the history, development and strategy of South African Breweries (SAB Limited). Theory is applied to this cohesion case after every chapter of the book. Key terms, summary questions and answers, relevant websites and recommended reading lists are also provided. Strategic management will be invaluable not only to students of business management but also to organisations, from corporate companies with management training programmes to small business ventures struggling to hold their ground in a competitive environment.
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