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The focus of Management 5th edition is to establish the vital competencies of communication; planning and financial management; teamwork; strategic action; global awareness; and emotional intelligence as a necessity to the foundation of management practice.
The text prepares students for the workplace within the field of management using practical examples and experiential exercises so that they can apply this knowledge. Management 5e is an introductory text written for students who are studying general management as part of an undergraduate course, either at a university or a university of technology.
The fifth edition of Management includes:
The third revised edition of Organisational Behaviour: Global and Southern African Perspectives is based on the best-selling 15th global edition by Stephen Robbins and Timothy Judge. This edition has been updated to reflect current research findings from a global and a local perspective, and looks at the individual, group and organisational levels.
Key features in this edition include:
There are a number of additions that stimulate critical thinking and application:
Project Management in Perspective (second edition) introduces the fundamentals of project management.
The approach is interdisciplinary and ensures that the essential processes are thoroughly covered and relevant to various business contexts. The title is written for undergraduate courses offered by departments of Business Management and Logistics Management at universities and universities of technology.
Labour Relations in South Africa provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the science and practice of labour relations in South Africa. The fifth edition presents a more critical and reflective approach, engaging with the various issues, shifts, and seismic events which have impacted this dynamic field in recent years. The text's view is expanded to encompass a multi-faceted perspective, relating to business science, law, economics, and sociology, and to focus more specifically on the context and dynamics of a developing country.
How does one strategise in a management context? What competencies and capabilities do organisations need? How does one adopt a strategic approach towards making organisations sustainable?
Strategic Management covers the key concepts of strategic management and shows how these are integrated within the management environment.
The textbook is written in clear, accessible language and is suitable for senior undergraduate students, postgraduate students and students who are employed. The book provides theory and knowledge that can be applied to the work context to enable career growth and development.
Management expert Drucker argues that risk management is as important as entrepreneurship and business skills in propelling economic growth.
A society that is able to control and cushion against disaster is better able to deploy its resources towards economic and social advancement.
In this new edition, the authors build on their unique and respected model of risk management for students, academics and professionals in the southern African context.
Research Methodology: Business and Management Contexts is a book for business and management students required to take a course in research methodology at an undergraduate level. The title provides a practical guide to research with examples that are relevant to South Africa and includes steps on how to write a conclusion and make recommendations.
How do you prepare to start a business in South Africa? Where do you find capital to start your venture? What kind of an entrepreneur will you be? Entrepreneurship: Theory in Practice 3e is a comprehensive text on entrepreneurship which will equip students with the sound theory needed to not only establish a business but also succeed in a new venture. The book is academically sound, offering theory to students and encouraging them to apply this theory through the use of profiles of entrepreneurs, case studies, examples, and review and application questions. The textbook presents the processes and dynamics of entrepreneurship in South Africa, integrating theory into local circumstances in an accessible way, addressing opportunities and highlighting challenges. The third edition of Entrepreneurship: Theory in Practice is suitable for senior undergraduate students studying entrepreneurship at university or university of technology.
The third edition of Exploring Innovation offers an engaging new perspective on innovation. The book provides business students with a clear understanding of the nature of innovation and how it can be managed and fostered. Written in an accessible style, Exploring Innovation encourages students to challenge their pre-conceived ideas about innovation and to see it as a continuous, on-going process, by exploring some of the biggest developments in innovation. Lively discussions of key concepts are provide through numerous case studies, on a range of original products and services, bringing business theories to life. The new edition has been fully revised and updated with a more intuitive structure to now feature: A greater emphasis on what innovation involves.A new chapter on Value Capture.Expanded coverage on Services and Process Innovations.Two new chapters covering Global and Green trends in innovation.8 new major case studies and more than 40 new mini-cases including Twitter, Angry Birds, Netflick, Google and Toyota.
The Fourth Edition of Supply Chain Logistics Management presents Logistics in the context of integration within a firm's Supply Chain Strategy and Operations. The framework of Supply Chain Management is initially presented thereby creating a foundation for in-depth study of the five logistics operational components in Part Two. Challenges and strategies related to design and operational integration of logistics within a global supply chain are discussed in Part three. Part Four focuses on administrative challenges related to cross organizational collaboration, performance measurement, and concludes with the challenges of managing risk and achieving sustainability. An essential feature of the overall presentation is the integration of topical materials and examples into the Supply Chain Logistics value creation process. Text materials are supported by study and challenge questions as well as contemporary cases. The overall presentation integrates the discussion of information technology throughout the text. Illustrations and examples highlight how firm's deal with operational challenges and use logistics performance to gain competitive advantage.
'The Lean Toolbox 4th Edition, the Essential Guide to Lean Transformation' is written for practitioners and for students, and is the extensively revised version of the best selling 'The New Lean Toolbox'. The book has sections on The Philosophy of Lean, Value and Waste, Transformation Frameworks, Deployment, Preparing for Flow, Mapping, Layout and Cell Design, Scheduling, TOC, Quality, Improvement, Managing Change, Sustainability, New Product Development, The Lean Supply Chain, and Accounting and Measurement.
For junior/senior undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in Operations Research in departments of Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Operations Research provides a broad focus on algorithmic and practical implementation of Operations Research (OR) techniques, using theory, applications, and computations to teach students OR basics. The book can be used conveniently in a survey course that encompasses all the major tools of operations research, or in two separate courses on deterministic and probabilistic decision-making. With the Tenth Edition, the author preserves classical algorithms by providing essential hand computational algorithms as an important part of OR history. Based on input and submissions from OR students, professors, and practitioners, the author also includes scenarios that show how classical algorithms can be beneficial in practice. These entries are included as Aha! Moments with each dealing with stories, anecdotes, and issues in OR theory, applications, computations, and teaching methodology that can advance the understanding of fundamental OR concepts. The Companion Website for Operations Research, 10/e (www.pearsonhighered.com/taha) provides valuable resources for both students and instructors. Resources include case studies that require students to employ OR tools from multiple chapters, Excel, TORA, and AMPL files as well as additional chapters and appendixes. A note about accessing the Companion Website: Instructors should click the "Register" link and follow the on-screen directions to access the site. Instructors need a Pearson Education account to register, but do not require an additional Access Code. Students can access the Companion Website by redeeming the Access Code included in the front of their new copy of Operations Research, 10/e. Students can also purchase Companion Website access online. The Instructor Resource Center contains the Solutions Manual and PowerPoints of the art from the book. Instructors can download these resources from www.pearsonhighered.com/irc
For courses in marketing management or marketing strategy. A focus on how marketing performance, profitability, and strategies affect profit. Measuring performance and profitability in marketing is becoming more and more important in the business world. Best focuses on marketing performance, and profitability, and the role marketing strategies play in building the profits of a business. This edition further builds on the metrics and analytics focus, while incorporating the rise of technology in marketing.
For courses in Operations Management. This package includes MyOMLab (TM). A Broad, Practical Introduction to Operations, Reinforced with an Extensive Collection of Practice Problems Principles of Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of issues on the market. Problems found in the Tenth Edition contain ample support-found in the book's solved-problems and worked examples-to help readers better understand concepts important to today's operations management professionals. This package includes MyOMLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. MyOMLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OPERATIONS!
In today's technology-intensive new economy, companies can no longer afford to view operations as a series of isolated technical problems. Those that do will not survive. To succeed, you have to be able to recognize competitive opportunities and know how to apply operating capabilities to take advantage of them.
In "Operations, Strategy, and Technology: Pursuing the Competitive Edge"--the long-awaited follow-up to the highly successful classic, "Restoring Our Competitive Edge"--Robert Hayes, Gary Pisano, David Upton, and Steven Wheelwright take a fresh look at the foundations of corporate success. These four authors, all leading authorities from the Harvard Business School, show how to achieve a competitive edge through superior operations--in a competitive environment that is increasingly global in scope, reliant on information technology, and comprised of networks of suppliers and collaborations.
FEATURES Focuses on the basic principles that create the foun dation for an organization's operational success and describes how to strategically manage operating and technology resources. Provides an overall framework for thinking about the management of a firm's operations functions, rather than specific tools and techniques. Addresses key topics such as corporate networks, information technology, process development, project management, and different ways of managing operating improvement. Provides the latest thinking on operations strategy, capacity planning, and outsourcing/vertical integration, based on the latest academic research and corporate experience. Includes examples in manufacturing and services, including intel, Yahoo!McDonald's, and Dell.
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