The subject of this book is the way in which government activity impinges on both people and business and the inter-relationship between economics, government and business.
This is a critical appraisal of lean supply concepts and the "partnership" approach to relationships between buyer and seller. It moves beyond partnership sourcing, and attempts to show how inter-firm relationships can be used to develop competitive advantage.
This work presents an analysis of the relationship between corporations and society as it has evolved from the past, into the present, and how it might change in the future.
The author of this text attempts to address, discuss and analyze a number of fundamental issues faced by accountants and auditors, in both the private and public sectors.
This text discusses the essential features of marketing in a clear, concise and logical manner, with relevant examples. The book directly addresses the syllabus for CIPS marketing, CIM marketing fundamentals and CIMA marketing, and also addresses the needs of many marketing degree subjects.
The disciplines of project management, and in particular team-working aspects, are an essential tool of management. This text looks at such issues as the optimization of team performance, gives a multi-disciplinary perspective and considers the question of gender and culture.
In Excellence in Procurement, we also gave our outline of a vision for procurement. Therefore, in this Procurement Strategy book, we will now take this vision forward, and show how to align an organisational corporate strategy with an organisation’s procurement objectives.
The past three or four decades have seen a steep rise in the number of cross-border operations taking place throughout the world, as measured in terms of trade flows (imports-exports), FDI (foreign direct investment), or joint venture initiatives. The scope and depth of today’s international business operations would suggest that cross-border contacts are inevitable for all but a small minority of companies. If we accept this premise, then it surely follows that those companies that wish to operate competitively should be prepared to adapt their operations accordingly.
GCSE Business Studies has been specifically written to meet the requirements of the National Criteria, and covers the new GCSE syllabi precisely. The book is a complete course companion and includes everything needed for GCSE Business Studies courses - knowledge, coursework, exam guidance and homework activities. It is written in a simple, straightforward style and, where appropriate, theory and knowledge are supported with visual material. A case study of a developing business is used as an integrating theme throughout the text, and exercises are tiered according to the degree of difficulty.
The enormous challenge of implementing Total Quality Management - the continuous improvement of all aspects of an organization - has been likened in scale to the task of eating an elephant. This practical guide details the 95 digestible slices essential for the successful introduction and maintenance of TQM.
Interacting with Statistics is an easy-to-use and comprehensive guide exploring not only the history and origins of statistics, but also how to apply statistics to everyday research processes, and includes a section on academic report writing and referencing.
As a generalisation, researchers tend to be interested in data (from an investigation) which is collected at that point in time, whereas businesses tend to be interested in data which enables them to make year-on-year comparisons (of profits, market share etc.). What this supplement does is to take procedures, from the original text, and adapt them to moving data sets. (The kind of data principally used in business.)
For this supplement, Mark Taylor has not simply used examples from business to illustrate the statistical procedures explained in his original text Interacting with Statistics, he has produced a supplementary text which is a step-by-step manual to the variations on those (statistical) procedures, in order to account for the fundamental difference in the data (sets) used by businesses and researchers, principally moving data sets.
Few people today enjoy a "career for life". This text, based on recent research, examines the motives, experiences and personal characteristics of successful and unsuccessful potential career changes. From these findings, it provides information to help those considering a career change.
Practical Procurement is designed to provide a detailed overview of and introduction to the fundamentals of procurement.