Corporate Information Strategy and Management

Text and Cases
Author: Lynda M. Applegate,Robert Daniel Austin,Deborah L. Soule
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 9780071263191
Category: Information resources management
Page: 513
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Corporate Information Strategy and Management: Text and Cases 8/e by Applegate, Austin, and Soule is written for students and managers who desire an overview of contemporary information systems technology management. This new edition examines how information technology (IT) enables organizations to conduct business in radically different and more effective ways. The author's objective is to provide readers with a better understanding of the influence of twenty-first century technologies on business decisions. The 8th edition discusses today's challenges from the point of view of the executives who are grappling with them. This text is comprised of an extensive collection of Harvard Business cases devoted to Information Technology.

Information Strategy in Practice


Author: Elizabeth Orna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351927523
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 164
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Liz Orna's original Practical Information Policies has become a standard text which has helped information managers in many countries to take productive action in their own environment: to get a job they wanted, carry through an information audit, make a successful business case for an information policy, or formulate an information strategy. This book is designed specially for students preparing to enter the information professions; working professionals in other fields, whose job includes an information-management element; and senior managers from other specialisms who have overall responsibilities for information activities. Information Strategy in Practice provides, in brief and practical form, and informal style: ¢ a reliable account of the key processes involved in developing organizational information policy and strategy, with realistic suggestions on carrying them through, drawn from actual practice ¢ a sound framework of the ideas underlying the practice recommended, which readers can relate to their own context ¢ advice from experience about dealing with the kind of problems that often beset information-strategy development, and about getting the best from the process.

Practicing Strategy

Text and cases
Author: Sotirios Paroutis,Loizos Heracleous,Duncan Angwin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473955114
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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Lecturers/Instructors - Request a free digital inspection copy HERE Shortlisted for the 2013 Chartered Management Institute textbook award, Practicing Strategy broke new ground when it first published by focusing on the strategy-as-practice approach, which considers strategy not only as something an organisation has but something which its members do. The new edition deals with a selection of topics that have been central in recent academic debates in the strategy-as-practice area and includes 7 New chapters on topics such as Chief Executive Officers, Middle Managers, Strategic Alignment and Strategic Ambidexterity in line with developments in the field New case studies throughout including Narayana health, the turnaround of Reliant group and relocating a business school Tutor and student access to online resources inlcude additional readings, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, author podcasts and videos. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students taking advanced strategy modules and practitioners alike.

Adventures of an It Leader


Author: Robert D. Austin,Richard L. Nolan,Shannon O'Donnell
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422129500
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 314
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Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.

Digital Marketing Strategy

Text and Cases
Author: Glen L. Urban
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131831773
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 195
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Digital Marketing Strategy emphasizes how digital technologies make marketing more effective because they allow for individual attention, better campaign management, and better product, marketing design, and execution. The book does not ignore the fundamental theories of marketing, but emphasizes their usefulness in developing a response to the threats and opportunities created by the Internet.It is organized around an easy-to-understand flow diagram for formulating marketing strategies: understand customer needs, formulate a strategy, implement the strategy, and build trust with customers. Digital technology discussed includes customer relationship management software, sales force automation, wireless technology, marketing automation software, and decision support systems. Case studies throughout the book illustrate real-life digital technology scenarios; they include: Mothernature.com, Dell, Insite, Terra Lycos, MarketSoft, OSRAM Sylvania, Logistics.com, Travelocity, and Citibank Online.For anyone pursuing a career in marketing; also for practitioners, marketing professionals, consultants, executive trainers and others employed in corporate training.

Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy Text and Cases

Pearson New International Edition
Author: Robert Simons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292020938
Category: Controllership
Page: 696
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For undergraduate Management Control Systems courses and other MBA Management Accounting and Control electives. This book represents an innovative new approach to management control systems, based on the latest research and practice. Using a carefully integrated structure, it shows how today's managers use both financial and non-financial controls to drive strategies of profitable growth in rapidly changing markets.

Marketing Management

Knowledge and Skills
Author: Jerome Paul Peter,James H. Donnelly
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071221122
Category: Marketing
Page: 830
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Marketing Management, 10/e, by Peter and Donnelly, is praised in the market for its organization, format, clarity, brevity and flexibility. The goal of this text is to enhance students’ knowledge of marketing management and to advance their skills in utilizing this knowledge to develop and maintain successful marketing strategies. The six stage learning approach is the focus of the seven unique sections of the book. Each section has as its objective either knowledge enhancement or skill development, or both. The framework and structure of the book is integrated throughout the sections of the new edition. The basic structure of the text continues to evolve and expand with numerous updates and revisions throughout.

Corporate Financial Strategy


Author: Ruth Bender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136181105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 390
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The field of Corporate Finance has developed into a fairly complex one from its origins focussed on a company's business and financial needs (financing, risk management, capitalization and budgeting). Corporate Financial Strategy provides a critical introduction to the field and in doing so shows how organizations' financial strategies can be aligned with their overall business strategies. Retaining the popular fundamentals of previous editions, the new edition brings things up to date with an array of new examples and cases, new pedagogical features such as learning objectives and suggested further reading, and includes new material on mergers and acquisitions, and valuations and forecasting. Unlike other textbooks, Ruth Bender writes from the perspective of the firm rather than the investor. Combined with a structure driven by issues, the result is a textbook which is perfectly suited to those studying corporate finance and financial strategy at advanced undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education levels.

Economic Change in Asia

Implications For Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility
Author: M. Bruna Zolin,Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan,Jacques Jaussaud
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317286669
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Since the 2008 global economic crisis, East Asian economies have faced a number of macroeconomic issues including China’s new growth model, the middle-income trap in developing East Asian countries, and the growing natural fibre market and its socio-economic implications. This book addresses these key topical issues which East Asian economies are facing today. Written by international experts in the area of Asian economics and business, it presents the most recent macroeconomic outlook in the region and then goes on to analyse a number of business corporations and industry-related cases, focussing on the theme of firms’ strategies. Examining the links between environmental and financial performance, corporate social responsibility and the transfer of environmental management, financial accounting standards, the relationship between corporate sustainability activities and corporate profit, and the different cultural approaches towards business ethics, this book provides both practical strategies and new theoretical insights. As such it will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners interested in Asian business and economics.

Strategic International Management

Text and Cases
Author: Dirk Morschett,Hanna Schramm-Klein,Joachim Zentes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658078847
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 561
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A compact overview of the most relevant concepts and developments in International Management. The various strategy concepts of internationally active companies and their implementation in practice are the core of this book. The authors describe the particularities of international value chain activities and management functions and offer a thorough understanding of how Production & Sourcing, Research & Development, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Controlling have to be designed in an international company and what models are available to understand those activities in an international context. In 23 lessons, a comprehensive overview of all key issues is given. Each lesson is accompanied by a case study from an international company to facilitate the understanding of all important factors involved in strategic international management. In this third edition, all chapters have been updated, all case studies revised, new chapters and recent data were integrated.

Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Second Edition


Author: Daniel J. Power
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606496190
Category: Computers
Page: 182
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Competition is becoming more intense and decision makers are encountering increasing complexity, rapid change, and higher levels of risk. In many situations, the solution is more and better computerized decision support, especially analytics and business intelligence. Today managers need to learn about and understand computerized decision support. If a business is to succeed, managers must know much more about information technology solutions. This second edition of a powerful introductory book is targeted at busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support, including the following: What are analytics? What is a decision support system? How can managers identify opportunities to create innovative computerized support? Inside, the author addresses these questions and some 60 more fundamental questions that are key to understanding the rapidly changing realm of computerized decision support. In a short period of time, you’ll “get up to speed” on decision support, analytics, and business intelligence.

Valuation

Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, University Edition
Author: McKinsey & Company Inc.,Tim Koller,Marc Goedhart,David Wessels,Franziska Manoury,Barbara Schwimmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118873734
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 896
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McKINSEY'S TRUSTED GUIDE TO TEACHING CORPORATE VALUATION, NOW IN ITS 25TH YEAR Valuation, University Edition, Sixth Edition, is filled with the expert guidance from McKinsey & Company that students and professors have come to rely on. New to the fully revised and updated Sixth Edition: New case studies that clearly illustrate how vital valuation techniques and principles are applied in real-world situations Expanded content on advanced valuation techniques New content on the strategic advantages of value-based management that reflect the economic events of the past decade For twenty-five years Valuation has remained true to its core principles and offers a step-by-step approach to valuation, including: Analyzing historical performance Forecasting performance Estimating the cost of capital with practical tips Interpreting the results of a valuation in light of a company's competitive situation Linking a company's valuation multiples to the core drivers of its performance The University Edition contains End-of-Chapter Review Questions, helping students master key concepts from each chapter. Wiley also offers an Online Instructor's Manual with a full suite of learning resources for professors and students. www.wileyvaluation.com

Strategic Management in the Arts


Author: Lidia Varbanova
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415530024
Category: Art
Page: 358
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"This book looks at the unique characteristics of cultural organizations and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these organizations meet their objectives. Including examples, cases, questions and suggestions for further reading, this book is designed to accompany classes on strategic planning, cultural management or arts management"--

International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective

An Information Technology Perspective
Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146664754X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
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There is a high demand in our society to adopt emerging technologies in all aspects of business and economic activity. As traditional business practices and economic activity are occurring in a global context, new areas of economic development are being recognized as the key enablers of wealth and income production. International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective discusses innovative solutions to research problems and high performance systems while emphasizing the role of IT and management for sustainable development. This book brings together academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the debate of technology related to international business and strategic management.

Fit for Growth

A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal
Author: Couto,Deniz Caglar,John Plansky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119268532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States

The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring


Author: Ilan Oshri,Julia Kotlarsky,Professor Leslie P. Willcocks
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230354556
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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A fully revised and updated edition of this essential book from the world's leading outsourcing experts. The global outsourcing market for IT and business services exceeded $485 billion in 2011 and is set to grow at 8-10% per annum until 2015. Of this, $65 billion was offshore outsourcing where some estimates suggest an annual growth rate of 15-20% over the next five years. Furthermore, over 50 per cent of the Fortune Global 500 had offshored IT and business process activities through captive centres, representing $9 billion of business. The expansion of outsourcing and offshoring, and the emergence of new sourcing models are challenging existing management practices. It has become increasingly important to understand the phenomena, not least as a basis for suggesting what directions it will take, its impacts, how it has been conducted, and how its management can be better facilitated. This book offers a broad perspective on various issues relating to the sourcing of IT and business processes and services in a company, national and global contexts. The authors examine both the client's and the vendor's involvement in sourcing relationships by putting the emphasis on the capabilities that each side should develop prior to entering a relationship but also that they should develop as a result of their interactions with each other.

Total Quality Management

Text with Cases
Author: John S. Oakland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750657405
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 483
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As with previous editions, the book is written in a logical and very practical style, supported by eleven real life case studies, reflecting the latest developments from leading exponents of TQM and Business excellence. Seven of the cases are brand new. Through all this, the author demonstrates how a total quality or business excellence strategy can be applied in all activities to achieve world-class performance.

Strategy

Theory and Practice
Author: Stewart R Clegg,Jochen Schweitzer,Andrea Whittle,Christos Pitelis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987024
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 616
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938458 ) Updated to bring the material in line with the topical and contemporary ideas and debates on or about strategy and catering to students and their diverse learning styles, the second edition is an easy to use tool allowing students to switch from web resources to the print text and back again, opening windows on the world of strategy through cases that are vibrant and engaged, digital links that allow them to explore topics in more detail and video and other media that encourage relating theory to practice. Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy’s futures. The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy. The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complimented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring videos, cases and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable as core reading for undergraduate and postgraduate business management students of strategy and strategic management. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook