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Digital Body Language - How To Build Trust & Connection, No Matter The Distance (Paperback): Erica Dhawan Digital Body Language - How To Build Trust & Connection, No Matter The Distance (Paperback)
Erica Dhawan
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of ‘oops sorry no you go’ and ‘can you hear me?!’ Ambiguous text-messages. Weird punctuation you can’t make heads or tails of. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other?

Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible – or are they? In Digital Body Language, Erica Dhawan, a go-to thought leader on collaboration and a passionate communication junkie, combines cutting edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and culture. In real life, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails.

Digital Body Language will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. Dhawan investigates a wide array of exchanges—from large conferences and video meetings to daily emails, texts, IMs, and conference calls—and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity to anyone in our ever changing world.

Case Studies of Executive Deviance - A Theory of Business Convenience (Hardcover): Petter Gottschalk Case Studies of Executive Deviance - A Theory of Business Convenience (Hardcover)
Petter Gottschalk
R2,360 Discovery Miles 23 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This insightful book illustrates thirteen case studies demonstrating the convenience theory of white-collar crime. Offering an integrated deductive perspective through a convenience lens, Petter Gottschalk provides crucial insights into the motives, opportunities and behaviors behind executive deviance. Featuring a unique examination of era-defining cases of white-collar crime, from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the Olympus scandal, Gottschalk closely follows legal accounts to paint an international picture of executive deviance. This book scrutinizes public opinion of deviant behavior and how public sentiment towards white-collar crime has changed over time. Offering an innovative view of executive deviance, Gottschalk concludes by testing the integrated theory of convenience through empirical surveys of white-collar offenders. Audacious and illuminating, this book is crucial reading for researchers and students of business, criminal law and criminology, sharing a unique angle on the world of executive deviance through empirical research. Its real-world observations will also be crucial to policymakers and legal practitioners.

Developing Boundaries Knowledge for Innovation (Hardcover): Mitsuru Kodama Developing Boundaries Knowledge for Innovation (Hardcover)
Mitsuru Kodama
R2,506 Discovery Miles 25 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Illustrating the interdisciplinary implications for research on creativity development, this book focuses on the new concept of 'knowledge differences' that arise between people, organizations and various phenomena. It describes how these key differences create boundaries knowledge, a dynamic process that accelerates innovation. Chapters offer interdisciplinary perspectives on the topic to stimulate knowledge convergence across dissimilar fields of research, including business studies, economics, psychology and the arts. Following Arthur Koestler's theory of creativity, this insightful book shows how bisociation - the recognition of similarity in the collision of two distinct concepts - can be expressed through boundaries vision and boundaries knowledge, applying these twin concepts to the field of business and management. Focusing on literature related to strategy theory and knowledge creation theory, the book presents a theoretical framework for applying boundaries knowledge and boundaries vision to dynamic capabilities and knowledge creation in business innovation. Pioneering new frameworks for innovation, this book offers key insights for students and researchers of creativity development across various business-related fields. It will also benefit business leaders and managers, describing a key path to knowledge creation in professional environments. Contributors include: M. Kodama, M. Kimura, Y. Takano, T. Oka, T. Yasuda, N. Tokoro, Y. Mizukami, M. Yamamoto

Organisational Analysis and Intergovernmental Relations - A South African Perspective (Paperback): Steve Mpedi Madue, Stellah... Organisational Analysis and Intergovernmental Relations - A South African Perspective (Paperback)
Steve Mpedi Madue, Stellah Lubinga
R305 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R23 (8%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Organisations affect all aspects of human existence. They operate under immense pressure to offer their goods and services efficiently, economically and at the right time, all within the confines of the domestic and international laws which govern their trading. To meet these challenges in today's ever-changing global environment, the dealings within and between organisations need to be constantly monitored. Organisational analysis and intergovernmental relations: a South African perspective discusses how organisations work, how to conduct organisational analysis and how organisations can benefit from the advantages of intergovernmental relations in order to maximise productivity, effectiveness and profitability. Organisational analysis and intergovernmental relations: a South African perspective provides an overview of organisations, and the organisational design and structures applicable to both the private and public sectors. It equips managers with the knowledge to analyse the status of their organisations and decide what approaches to employ in responding to change (whether planned or unplanned). The book also explores how the relations between the spheres of government are affected by the shifting political environment in South Africa.

The Magic of Organization (Hardcover): Hugo Letiche, Stephen A. Linstead, Jean-Luc Moriceau The Magic of Organization (Hardcover)
Hugo Letiche, Stephen A. Linstead, Jean-Luc Moriceau
R2,941 Discovery Miles 29 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Exploring magic as a creative necessity in contemporary business, this book clarifies the differences between magic as an organizational resource and magic as fakery, pretence and manipulation. Using this lens, it highlights insights into the relationship between anthropology and business, and organizational studies. The Magic of Organization looks at our economy and its dependence on magic, as success depends on innovation and creativity to produce the unexpected and amazing; but perhaps also the bogus and deceitful. Exposing the unpredictability of magic, the book reveals clear links between magic and uncontrollable and non-linear ways of organizing. Chapters discuss the double-edged sword of magic: while organizations, economies and finance depend on magical thought and actions for inspiration and surprise, they also fear them; what if the magic is real? With its clarity on how the turn-to-ontology in anthropology is significant for organizational studies, this book will be an illuminating read for students of creativity and innovation.

Ethics in the Public Sector (Paperback): D.M. Mello, K.G. Phago, N.I. Makamu, N. Dorasamy, N. Holtzhausen Ethics in the Public Sector (Paperback)
D.M. Mello, K.G. Phago, N.I. Makamu, N. Dorasamy, N. Holtzhausen
R315 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R23 (7%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

From ancient times, the conduct of human beings, and what is deemed acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, has been an intriguing and much-debated topic for people from all walks of life. This is even more so for public officials, both appointed and elected, who by nature of the public duty they fulfil, are held to a higher moral standard by the broader society. Unethical conduct not only impacts negatively on the social contract that government has with the public but also affects the rights of citizens, who are taxpayers. Ethics in the public sector is being published at a time when the South African public sector is grappling with serious issues relating to ethics, with startling revelations of conduct by government officials that directly contradicts the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which prescribe high standards of ethical behaviour. Ethics in the public sector is arranged in such a way as to provide a unique understanding of public sector ethics. It includes discussions of two other African countries, Botswana and Namibia, to provide perspective. Main themes include the theory and philosophical foundation of public sector ethics, the African context of ethics, the policy framework for ethics, role players in ethics, causes of unethical behaviour and remedies for unethical behaviour. It also comes at a time when most universities across South Africa are reconsidering curricula for alignment and relevance to the challenges that public officials and politicians deal with daily. Ethics is an area that has thus far received insufficient attention both at universities and in practice. Ethics in the public sector is aimed at students, officials and politicians.

Exploring Creativity and Innovation - A Structured Approach for Entrepreneurs, Managers and Other Game Changers (Paperback, 2nd... Exploring Creativity and Innovation - A Structured Approach for Entrepreneurs, Managers and Other Game Changers (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Alex Antonites
R475 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R41 (9%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Creativity is currently ranked among the most critical skills required to address issues and exploit opportunities created by the 4th Industrial Revolution. It functions as problem solver and idea generator, and is an essential component of innovation. In an increasingly aggressive global business environment, the ability of a nation to compete is of utmost importance for economic survival and growth via innovation. Exploring creativity and innovation discusses all the aspects of innovation, including the creative person, process and outcome; and now also includes a section on design thinking that facilitates modern creative behaviour in an array of business and organisational environments. Exploring creativity and innovation follows a process approach and provides locally relevant examples and case studies to help readers clearly understand the concepts of innovation and innovation management, and to situate them within the African context.

Rhetoric and the Politics of Workplace Innovation - Struggling with Empowerment and Modernization (Paperback): Martin Beirne Rhetoric and the Politics of Workplace Innovation - Struggling with Empowerment and Modernization (Paperback)
Martin Beirne
R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a critical insight into the ongoing debates and controversies that surround employee empowerment and workplace innovation. It highlights competing interests and conflicting values, and illuminates some basic tensions between confident rhetoric and everyday realities. Martin Beirne's contribution marks a contrast with established academic investigations in this area. It combines sober analysis with advocacy to claim space for a research-based activism among coalitions of critical researchers and like-minded practitioners that can anticipate and promote genuinely enriching and empowering ways of managing and organizing work. Advanced students of management and organization will discover an invaluable, thought-provoking resource. It offers fresh insights, stimulating arguments and applied knowledge that will also appeal to managers with responsibility for work and employee relations, and to educators and researchers in the areas of critical management studies, work and employment. Contents: Foreword Foreword to Empowerment and Innovation 1. Perspectives on Empowerment and Progressive Change at Work Part I: Contemporary Developments 2. Progressive Teamworking: Disputes, Promise and Practicalities 3. Technology and User Empowerment 4. Financial Participation 5. Gender and Empowerment 6. Culture, Management and Innovation Part II: Enabling, Enacting and Regulating 7. Sustaining a Voluntary Commitment 8. Public Policy and Regulatory Initiatives References Index

The Goal - A Business Graphic Novel (Paperback): Dwight Jon Zimmerman The Goal - A Business Graphic Novel (Paperback)
Dwight Jon Zimmerman; Contributions by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Dean Motter
R535 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Robotization of Work? - Answers from Popular Culture, Media and Social Sciences (Paperback): Barbara Czarniawska, Bernward... Robotization of Work? - Answers from Popular Culture, Media and Social Sciences (Paperback)
Barbara Czarniawska, Bernward Joerges
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term 'robot' to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics. Exploring several streams of popular culture, including ground-breaking science fiction novels and films, the impact of these globally renowned works on public opinion regarding robotics is assessed. Detailed media analysis identifies the frequency and complexity of common views that stem from the ideas found in both fiction and scientific research results disseminated by the news. Recent social science works dedicated to the study of robotziation are then reviewed, illustrating current and future debates surrounding the phenomenon of the 'robot revolution'. Robotization of Work? will be a key resource for students and scholars studying the organization of work, IT and digitalization, and cultural studies. It will also be of interest to anyone engaged with the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotization.

Classroom as Organization (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Debby R. Thomas, Stacie F. Chappell Classroom as Organization (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Debby R. Thomas, Stacie F. Chappell; As told to David S Bright
R2,210 Discovery Miles 22 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Classroom as Organization (CAO) is a powerful teaching methodology, particularly well-suited for teaching business topics, that can enliven students' learning experience while giving them the opportunity to practice and develop workplace-related skills. This book provides a comprehensive background to the CAO teaching methodology, including its origins, evolution, and various applications. From this basis, the considerations of how to teach and design a CAO are explored. The book distills lessons learned from the literature and the authors' practice into a comprehensive design that can be easily implemented by educators new to this methodology. Detailed templates from the authors' own practice enable educators to turn their classroom into an organization, empower the students to run that organization, and watch the learning experience come alive. If you are not familiar with CAO, this book provides a comprehensive resource. If you are familiar with CAO, but have been afraid to try it, this book provides the support to take the next step in your practice of experiential teaching and learning. This book was written for experiential educators as well as business or organizational behavior and management professors looking for a creative way to engage students while creating a deep and meaningful learning experience.

Inferential Network Analysis (Paperback): Skyler J. Cranmer, Bruce A. Desmarais, Jason W. Morgan Inferential Network Analysis (Paperback)
Skyler J. Cranmer, Bruce A. Desmarais, Jason W. Morgan
R1,113 Discovery Miles 11 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique textbook provides an introduction to statistical inference with network data. The authors present a self-contained derivation and mathematical formulation of methods, review examples, and real-world applications, as well as provide data and code in the R environment that can be customised. Inferential network analysis transcends fields, and examples from across the social sciences are discussed (from management to electoral politics), which can be adapted and applied to a panorama of research. From scholars to undergraduates, spanning the social, mathematical, computational and physical sciences, readers will be introduced to inferential network models and their extensions. The exponential random graph model and latent space network model are paid particular attention and, fundamentally, the reader is given the tools to independently conduct their own analyses.

Entrepreneurial Intention - Past, Present, and Future Research (Paperback): Evan J. Douglas Entrepreneurial Intention - Past, Present, and Future Research (Paperback)
Evan J. Douglas
R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this timely book, Evan Douglas examines the limitations of the current models of entrepreneurial motivation. He proposes an expanded general model of entrepreneurial intention, which integrates both commercial and social entrepreneurs, and explicitly examines the motivation to innovate. In this new, integrated model of entrepreneurial intention, he explores the asymmetric data relationships and interdependencies of these four motivations that operate to result in multiple equally-valid pathways to entrepreneurial action. To discover the alternative configurations that culminate in entrepreneurial intention, Douglas advocates fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, which complements traditional correlational methods and exposes additional information about individual motivation that is suppressed in sample-level correlational analysis. Innovative and insightful, this book is an excellent primer for higher-degree and academic researchers interested in what drives entrepreneurial actions. Public sector researchers developing entrepreneurial infrastructure, incubators and support services will also benefit from Douglas's exciting new model.

Philosophies of Organizational Change - Perspectives, Models and Theories for Managing Change (Paperback, 2nd edition): Aaron... Philosophies of Organizational Change - Perspectives, Models and Theories for Managing Change (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Aaron C. T. Smith, James Skinner, Daniel Read
R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This revised and extended second edition evaluates the diverse approaches to organizational change that have defined the field. Explaining the assumptions and implications that accompany these diverse philosophies, this book demystifies the complexities of conflicting perspectives and delivers valuable insights into the research and practice of organizational change. Philosophies of Organizational Change employs a critical analysis of scholarly writings that have shaped the evolution of alternative perspectives on change. It examines twelve unique approaches to change, charting the territory from philosophy and theory to practice and implications. By uncovering the deep assumptions associated with organizational change, the book supplies readers with a comprehensive analytical toolkit with which to pursue change in an unprecedented era of organizational disruption. Offering a guide through contradictory approaches to implementing change, this book will appeal to scholars and researchers in organization theory. It will also be valuable for MBA and DBA students, as well as undergraduate business students engaging with critical debates on theories and tools for introducing change.

Research Handbook on Organizational Resilience (Hardcover): Edward H. Powley, Brianna Barker Caza, Arran Caza Research Handbook on Organizational Resilience (Hardcover)
Edward H. Powley, Brianna Barker Caza, Arran Caza
R5,098 Discovery Miles 50 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Research Handbook identifies how resilience has evolved as a critical theoretical concept in the organizational sciences. International resilience scholars conceptualize and explore the various ways resilience can be embedded in theory and practice, offering new and updated perspectives on the importance of resilience in multiple contexts. Sections cover the nature of resilience at employee, team and organizational levels; the processes and dynamics of resilience in different contexts; and the antecedents and outcomes of these forms of resilience. Chapters provide case studies and theoretical frameworks to bring clarity, covering stress and coping, diversity and resilience, crisis management, employee behaviour, continuity and development. Organizational studies scholars interested in advancing theory and practice of resilience will find this Research Handbook includes a range of important considerations for the field. With application of several different levels of analysis, chapters discussing stress and coping will also appeal to those from a social psychology background. Contributors include: E. Antonacopoulou, S. Baker, M.E. Baloochi, B. Barker Caza, M.A. Barton, T.E. Becker, T.W. Britt, K.S. Cameron, A. Caza, J. Chesley, M. Christianson, V. D'Avella, S. Erskine, M.L. Frigotto, F. Guarnieri, S.C. Hammond, J. Harris, S. Hartmann, E. Hayes James, M. Hernandez, M. Hess, M. Hoegl, E.M. Johnson, L. Jones Christensen, J.D. Kabongo, D. Karolidis, S.A. Kay, D.C. Kayes, J. Kuntz, M. Larsen, M. Linnenluecke, S. Malinen, C.L. McCluney, B. McKnight, K.L. Merlo, K. Naswall, L. Neville, V. Nilakant, M. Olekalns, E.H. Powley, S. Raetze, L.M. Roberts, G. Sawhney, J.P. Stephens, K. Sutcliffe, S. Travadel, F. Vouzas, B. Walker, M. Weiss, L.P. Wooten, J. Yoon

Advanced communication skills - For organisational success (Paperback, 2nd ed): Marietta Swart, Maretha Hairbottle, Rynette... Advanced communication skills - For organisational success (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Marietta Swart, Maretha Hairbottle, Rynette Scheun, Lisel Erasmus-Kritzinger, Vusi Mona
R495 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R44 (9%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills a person can possess. It can pave the way to success, not only in terms of career but also in every other aspect of life where communication plays a role. Advanced communication skills focuses on essential communication skills and competencies for all aspects of the world of work. Advanced communication skills takes an integrated theory and practical approach to learning. It is designed to foster workplace communication in order to benefit interpersonal relationships, which in turn leads to personal enrichment, greater job satisfaction and increased productivity. The final chapter contains a selection of case studies with questions to assist in the evaluation of communication skills. Advanced communication skills is aimed at managers, personal assistants, professional secretaries and all those studying towards certificates, diplomas or degrees in colleges and universities. It fully covers the syllabus for Communication N5/N6 at technical and vocational education and training colleges, and will prepare students for the national examinations in these subjects.

Constructive Intercultural Management - Integrating Cultural Differences Successfully (Hardcover): Christoph Barmeyer,... Constructive Intercultural Management - Integrating Cultural Differences Successfully (Hardcover)
Christoph Barmeyer, Madeleine Bausch, Ulrike Mayrhofer
R2,796 Discovery Miles 27 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This textbook comprises an innovative companion for cross-cultural management classes, demonstrating how organizations can deal with cultural differences successfully. Providing a constructive and positive lens into the multifaceted world of interculturality, the authors illustrate the multiple benefits associated with cultural diversity in the fast-changing global and digital environment. Key features include: Carefully constructed chapters that match course development Practical recommendations drawn from multiple disciplines for managing diversity Case studies from numerous cultures to educate students and managers alike in shaping intercultural relationships Multiple frameworks for analysis and illustrative literature reviews to provide a substantial and unique overview of intercultural management. Outlining ways in which to understand and constructively design interculturality, this textbook is a seminal guide for students of bachelors, masters and MBA courses, particularly those focusing on management studies. It also provides useful insights for organizations looking to design and develop intercultural management practices.

Organizational Innovation - Theory, Research, and Direction (Paperback): Fariborz Damanpour Organizational Innovation - Theory, Research, and Direction (Paperback)
Fariborz Damanpour
R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This comprehensive book synthesizes research from the past 50 years of innovation studies, addressing the main elements and providing a connected perspective on innovation within organizations. It explores the generation and adoption of both technological and nontechnological innovations, offering a coherent and systematic view of the process. Fariborz Damanpour examines innovation activity and internal mechanisms and processes in both business and nonbusiness organizations, providing an overview of key concepts, terms, and theory. Insights from behavioral, economic, and structure-based perspectives are used to explain existing findings and help the reader navigate current research on the management of innovation, as well as offering ideas and frameworks to guide new studies. Organizational Innovation will be an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate-level students of management and organization studies, particularly those working on the management of innovation and technology. It will also prove useful to educators in the field as a reference work for students.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems - Theory, Practice and Futures (Hardcover): Ben Spigel Entrepreneurial Ecosystems - Theory, Practice and Futures (Hardcover)
Ben Spigel
R2,207 Discovery Miles 22 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a guide to understanding entrepreneurial ecosystems: what they are, why they matter, and to whom they matter. Ben Spigel explores this popular new theory of economic development, locating the intellectual roots of ecosystems, explaining the practices and processes that allow ecosystems to support the creation and growth of innovative entrepreneurial firms. Investigating why some places are able to support innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship while others cannot, this book looks at the characteristics of entrepreneurial places in both developed and developing countries to identify the role of factors such as culture, social networks and economic history. Going beyond just the different combinations of different people and factors of a place, Spigel explores the social and economic processes such as learning and entrepreneurial recycling that power how ecosystems develop and influence high-growth venture creation. Entrepreneurship and economic geography scholars will appreciate the strong theoretical exploration of this new approach to understanding entrepreneurship. It will also be a helpful read for public officials, policy makers, and ecosystems builders looking to delve further into this prominent new concept in local economic development policy.

A Research Agenda for Management and Organization Studies (Paperback): Barbara Czarniawska A Research Agenda for Management and Organization Studies (Paperback)
Barbara Czarniawska
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. Managing and organizing are now central phenomena in contemporary societies. It is essential they are studied from a variety of perspectives, and with equal attention paid to their past, their present, and their future. This book collects opinions of trailblazing scholars concerning the most important research topics, essential for study in the next 15-20 years. The opinions concern both traditional functions, such as accounting and marketing, personnel management and strategy, technology and communication, but also new challenges, such as diversity, equality, waste and cultural encounters. The collection is intended to be inspiration for young scholars and an invitation to a dialogue with practitioners. The book's contributions are written by well-established scholars. Each is a leader in their field and will remain important figures for the next twenty years and beyond. Each chapter starts with a short summary of the present situation but focuses on the future of the discipline. The contributors cover practically all subfields of what is called business administration, or management and organization studies and include contain topics that are new, such as invisible organizations or encounters between art, popular culture and organizing. Outlining the future and the state of the art, this comprehensive and innovative book is an essential resource for students and academics seeking to be at the forefront of future research in management and organization studies. Contributors include: Y. Benschop, T. Beyes, F. Cochoy, F. Cooren, H. Corvellec, J. Costas, A. Diedrich, M.-L. Djelic, G.S. Drori, C. Grey, M. Kornberger, M. Kostera, W.J. Orlikowski, M. Parker, P. Quattrone, C. Rhodes, S.V. Scott, J. Smolinski, J.-S. Vayre

Intellectual Anarchy - The Art of Disruptive Innovation (Paperback): Patrick K. Sullivan Intellectual Anarchy - The Art of Disruptive Innovation (Paperback)
Patrick K. Sullivan
R440 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Organizational Project Management - Theory and Implementation (Paperback): Ralf Muller, Nathalie Drouin, Shankar Sankaran Organizational Project Management - Theory and Implementation (Paperback)
Ralf Muller, Nathalie Drouin, Shankar Sankaran
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This concise text introduces an integrated view of all project management-related activities in an organization, called Organizational Project Management (OPM). Practical cases from several organizations, as well as popular theories such as the Resource-Based Theory and Institutional Theory provide for an insightful yet realistic understanding of OPM as an integrative tool for organizations to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. The reader will learn how separate organizational functions, such as project, program and portfolio management and governance integrate in a cohesive manner. The authors describe how different approaches to competing in the marketplace link to strategies, and the ways of selecting the 'best' business opportunities for organizations and integrating them into existing workflows and structures. They develop and describe a model that shows how OPM works within organizations. The book is a valuable resource for top managers, reflective practitioners, academics, and postgraduate students in organization theory.

The Digital Transformer's Dilemma - How to Energize Your Core Business While Building Disruptive Products and Services... The Digital Transformer's Dilemma - How to Energize Your Core Business While Building Disruptive Products and Services (Paperback)
Karolin Frankenberger, Hannah Mayer, Andreas Reiter, Markus Schmidt
R568 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R46 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bring your company into the digital era without compromising your core business In The Digital Transformer's Dilemma: How to Energize Your Core Business While Building Disruptive Products and Services, the authors show companies how to go digital while also advancing their core business. The book emphasizes how to strike a difficult balance between establishing a new (digital) business and re-vitalizing - and digitizing - the legacy business. The core of the book is focused on the actual implementation of the digital transformation across both businesses, providing concrete tips, tricks, tools and action plans across six key dimensions: Crafting a flexible organization Using technology as a driver Designing the necessary processes Building transformational leaders "Right-skilling" the workforce of the future Galvanizing cultural change The Digital Transformer's Dilemma is a very visual book, filled with dozens of engaging illustrations that bring the contained concepts to life on the page. Based on 100+ interviews with senior executives at leading companies (such as Nestle, Novartis, Volkswagen, BNP Paribas, BASF and Michelin) and smaller hidden champions, numerous illuminating case studies, and the authors' own experience from working in international management consulting and years of academic experience, the book highlights the fundamental principles required for executives and businesspeople to transform legacy organizations into digitally empowered companies.

Entrepreneurial Intention - Past, Present, and Future Research (Hardcover): Evan J. Douglas Entrepreneurial Intention - Past, Present, and Future Research (Hardcover)
Evan J. Douglas
R2,361 Discovery Miles 23 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this timely book, Evan Douglas examines the limitations of the current models of entrepreneurial motivation. He proposes an expanded general model of entrepreneurial intention, which integrates both commercial and social entrepreneurs, and explicitly examines the motivation to innovate. In this new, integrated model of entrepreneurial intention, he explores the asymmetric data relationships and interdependencies of these four motivations that operate to result in multiple equally-valid pathways to entrepreneurial action. To discover the alternative configurations that culminate in entrepreneurial intention, Douglas advocates fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, which complements traditional correlational methods and exposes additional information about individual motivation that is suppressed in sample-level correlational analysis. Innovative and insightful, this book is an excellent primer for higher-degree and academic researchers interested in what drives entrepreneurial actions. Public sector researchers developing entrepreneurial infrastructure, incubators and support services will also benefit from Douglas's exciting new model.

Theories of Social Innovation (Hardcover): Danielle Logue Theories of Social Innovation (Hardcover)
Danielle Logue
R2,070 Discovery Miles 20 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As we grapple with how to respond to some of the world's most pressing problems, there is growing global interest in 'social innovation' as a potential solution. But what exactly is 'social innovation'? And how can it help us to think about problems such as inequality, poverty and climate change? Danielle Logue theorizes social innovation as a contemporary manifestation of the historical tensions between 'economy' and 'society' and the simultaneous pursuit of economic and social progress. Going back to the historical work of Adam Smith and his discussion of markets and morality, the author draws on organizational and management theory to present three theoretical lenses for understanding social innovation. These lenses include theorizing social innovation as social value creation, capture and distribution; social innovation as polysemous; and social innovation as institutional change. She then considers some of the current issues confronting social innovation in practice and the challenges for organizations in 'doing good' and 'being good'. This generative introduction is targeted at graduate and doctoral students, as well as non-specialist academics. It aims to stimulate further discussion and analysis by providing a comprehensive understanding of social innovation and a choice of frameworks when examining complex and wicked problems and the organization and management of efforts to solve them.

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