The Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control

Author: Elaine Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317429923
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 526
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Performance management is key to the ongoing success of any organisation, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives by designing and implementing management control systems. This book goes beyond the usual discussion of performance management in accounting and finance, to consider strategic management, human behaviour and performance management in different countries and contexts. With a global mix of world-renowned researchers, this book systematically covers the what, the who, the where and the why of performance management and control (PMC) systems. A comprehensive, state-of-the-art collection edited by a leading expert in the field, this book is a vital resource for all scholars, students and researchers with an interest in business, management and accounting.

The Routledge Companion to Accounting and Risk

Author: Margaret Woods,Philip Linsley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317507940
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 310
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To date, there has been little consideration of the many different ways in which accounting and risk intersect, despite organisations being more determined than ever to build resilience against potential risks. This comprehensive volume overcomes this gap by providing an overview of the field, drawing together current knowledge of risk in a wide range of different accounting contexts. Key themes such as corporate governance, trust, uncertainty and climate change are covered by a global array of contributing scholars. These contributions are divided into four areas: The broader aspects of risk and risk management Risk in financial reporting Risk in management accounting Risk monitoring The book is supported by a series of illustrative case studies which help to bring together theory and practice. With its wealth of examples and analyses, this volume provides essential reading for students, scholars and practitioners charged with understanding diverse facets of risk in the context of accounting in the business world.

The Routledge Companion to Cost Management

Author: Falconer Mitchell,Hanne Nørreklit,Morten Jakobsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136234284
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
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Over the last two decades, cost management has been an area of dynamic change and development. This is evident in the extensive inventory of new, high-profile techniques that have emerged. With cost management now firmly established as a distinct sub-discipline within management accounting, The Routledge Companion to Cost Management is a timely reference volume covering both practical developments and research in this area. Topics covered include: Cost control issues Cost analysis and decision making Cost management systems Environmental cost management With chapters from an international team of contributors, this prestigious companion will prove an indispensible addition to any library with aspirations of keeping up-to-date with the world of accounting.

The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods

Author: Zahirul Hoque,Lee D. Parker,Mark A. Covaleski,Kathryn Haynes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131738024X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 542
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Selecting from the wide range of research methodologies remains a dilemma for all scholars, not least those looking to study the world of accounting. Both established and emerging research methods are frequently advocated, creating a challengingly broad range of choices. Covering a selection of qualitative methodological issues, research strategies and methods, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential guide to the choice and execution of qualitative research approaches in this field. The contributions are grouped into four sections: Worldview and paradigms Methodologies and strategies Data collection methods and analysis Experiencing qualitative field research: personal reflections Edited by leading scholars, with contributions from experts and rising stars, this volume will be essential reading for anyone looking to undertake research in the qualitative accounting field.

The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management

Author: David Collings,Geoffrey Wood,Paula M. Caligiuri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317644719
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 588
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International human resource management (IHRM) is a key area of research in the sphere of international business and management. Described as a field in its infancy in the 1980s, IHRM has quickly advanced through adolescence and into maturity. Today, it is a vibrant and diverse discipline which boasts a large and active body of researchers across the globe. This volume examines cutting-edge themes, with the input of contributions from both established and emerging scholars. The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management gives a state-of-the-art overview of the key themes, topics and debates in the discipline, with valuable insights into directions for future research. Drawing on a large and respected international contributor base and with its focus on mature and emerging markets, this book is an essential resource for researchers, students and IHRM professionals alike.

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication

Author: Lisa Jack,Jane Davison,Russell Craig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135071578
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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One of the prime purposes of accounting is to communicate and yet, to date, this fundamental aspect of the discipline has received relatively little attention. The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication represents the first collection of contributions to focus on the power of communication in accounting. The chapters have a shared aim of addressing the misconception that accounting is a purely technical, number-based discipline by highlighting the use of narrative, visual and technological methods to communicate accounting information. The contents comprise a mixture of reflective overview, stinging critique, technological exposition, clinical analysis and practical advice on topical areas of interest such as: The miscommunication that preceded the global financial crisis The failure of sustainability reporting The development of XBRL How to cut clutter With an international coterie of contributors, including a communication theorist, a Big Four practitioner and accounting academics, this volume provides an eclectic array of expert analysis and reflection. The contributors reveal how accounting communications represent, or misrepresent, the financial affairs of entities, thus presenting a state-of-the-art assessment on each of the main facets of this important topic. As such, this book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including: postgraduate students in management and accounting; established researchers in the fields of both accounting and communications; and accounting practitioners.

The Routledge Companion to Accounting History

Author: John Richard Edwards,Stephen P. Walker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135230870
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
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The Routledge Companion to Accounting History shows how the seemingly innocuous practice of accounting has pervaded human existence in fascinating ways at numerous times and places; from ancient civilisations to the modern day, and from the personal to the political. Placing the history of accounting in context with other fields of study, the collection gives invaluable insights to subjects such as the rise of capitalism, the control of labour, gender and family relationships, racial exploitation, the functioning of the state, and the pursuit of military conflict. An engaging and comprehensive overview also examining geographical differences, this Companion is split into key sections, which explore: changing technologies used to represent financial and other data historical development of accounting theory and practice accounting institutions and those who perform accounting accountancy and the economy accounting, society, and culture the role of accounting in the government, protection and financing of states including chapters on the important role played by accountancy in religious organizations, a review of how the discipline is portrayed in fine art and popular culture, and analysis of sharp practice and corporate scandals. The Routledge Companion to Accounting History has a breadth of coverage that is unmatched in this growing area of study. Bringing together leading writers in the field, this is an essential reference work for any student of accounting, business and management, and history.

The Routledge Companion to Global Economics

Author: Robert Beynon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134545762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 2008

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Combining the in-depth background coverage of an encyclopedia, with the quick look-up convenience of a dictionary, this new work is an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with international economics. The only reference work to cover the latest theories in the vital field of global economics, The Routledge Companion to Global Economics explores new economic thought from A-Z, and offers full-length survey discussions by the most respected experts in the field.

Accounting Essentials for Hospitality Managers

Author: Chris Guilding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136431462
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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For non-accountant hospitality managers, accounting and financial management is often perceived as an inaccessible part of the business, yet understanding is crucial for success. Using an ‘easy to read’ style, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the most relevant accounting information for managers. It demonstrates how to organize and analyze accounting data to help make informed decisions with confidence. With its highly practical approach, this book: • quickly develops the reader’s ability to adeptly use and interpret accounting information to further organizational decision making and control • demonstrates how an appropriate analysis of financial reports can drive your business strategy forward from a well-informed base • develops mastery of the key accounting concepts through financial decision making cases that take a hospitality manager’s perspective on an issue • sets financial problems in the context of a range of countries and currencies • includes two new chapters on internal control and performance management • offers further resources at including a suite of worked contextualized cases in Tourism, Events and Sport Management. The all new companion website includes the suite of contextualised examples, PowerPoint lectures aligned to each chapter, solutions to all end-of-chapter problems, a student revision test bank and a password protected test bank available to lecturers who adopt this book as required student reading. These resources are SCORM compliant and compatible with institutions’ Learning Management Systems.


das Marketingkonzept für Kulturbetriebe
Author: Armin Klein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423508483
Category: Arts
Page: 536
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Sport Management

Principles and Applications
Author: Russell Hoye,Aaron C.T. Smith,Matthew Nicholson,Bob Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135137528
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Now available in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Management: Principles and Applications examines the nature of the sport industry and the role of the state, non-profit and professional sectors in sport. It focuses on core management principles and their application in a sporting context, highlighting the unique challenges faced in a career in sport management. Written in highly accessible style, each chapter has a coherent structure designed to make key information and concepts simple to find and to utilize. Chapters contain a conceptual overview, references, further reading, relevant websites, study questions and up-to-date case studies from around the world to show how theory works in the professional world. Topics covered include: strategic planning organizational culture organizational structures human resource management leadership governance financial management marketing performance management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the practical application of management principles within sport organizations. It is ideal for first and second year students studying sport management related courses, as well as those studying business focused and human movement/physical education courses who are seeking an overview of sport management principles. Visit the companion website at

Work and Organizational Psychology

An Introduction with Attitude
Author: Christine Doyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134618557
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
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In this unique text, Christine Doyle provides the student with a cutting-edge introduction to the field of work and organizational psychology. The main focus is on recent changes that have occurred in the world of work, incorporating their causes, consequences, proposed solutions to the associated problems, and above all, the challenges they pose for work and organizational psychology. Among the topics covered are motivation at work, the concept of stress, and the causes of individual accidents and organizational disasters. Solutions to such problems might include lifelong learning and training, performance management, career development, and employee assistance programmes. This lively, provocative, and highly readable book will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of work and organizational psychology, as well as business management students, managers and anyone with an interest in human resources management.

No Logo!

Der Kampf der Global Players um Marktmacht - Ein Spiel mit vielen Verlierern und wenigen Gewinnern
Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031533
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
View: 1944

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+++ Der Klassiker der Globalisierungskritik und Bestseller, jetzt im FISCHER Taschenbuch +++ Die führende Intellektuelle unserer Zeit und Bestsellerautorin Naomi Klein offenbart die Machenschaften multinationaler Konzerne hinter der Fassade bunter Logos. Der von ihr propagierte Ausweg aus dem Markendiktat ist eine Auflehnung gegen die Täuschung der Verbraucher, gegen menschenunwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen, Zerstörung der Natur und kulturellen Kahlschlag. Denn durch ihre Demystifizierung verlieren die großen, global agierenden Marken an Glanz und Macht – zum Wohle aller.

Sport Facility Operations Management

A Global Perspective
Author: Eric C. Schwarz,Stacey A. Hall,Simon Shibli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317568192
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
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Anybody working in sport management will be involved in the operation of a sports facility at some point in their career. It is a core professional competency at the heart of successful sport business. Sport Facility Operations Management is a comprehensive and engaging textbook which introduces cutting-edge concepts in facilities and operations management, including practical guidance from professional facility managers. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition—which introduces new chapters on capital investment and operational decision-making—the book covers all fundamental aspects of sport facility operations management from a global perspective, including: ownership structures and financing options planning, design, and construction processes organizational and human resource management financial and operations management legal concerns marketing management and event planning risk assessment and security planning benchmarking and performance management Each chapter contains newly updated real-world case studies and discussion questions, innovative 'Technology Now!' features and step-by-step guidance through every element of successful sport facilities and operations management, while an expanded companion website offers lecture slides, a sample course syllabus, a bank of multiple-choice and essay questions, glossary flashcards links to further reading, and appendices with relevant supplemental documentation. With a clear structure running from planning through to the application of core management disciplines, Sport Facility Operations Management is essential reading for any sport management course.

Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction

Author: Muzaffer Uysal,John A Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136422684
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 220
View: 1473

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Stay ahead of your customers as their service expectations change! In Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction, experts from the field explore customer satisfaction strategies, examining both the long-term and short-term results. This vital tool shows you new and effective approaches for understanding customer satisfaction and providing quality service at all levels of the hospitality and tourism industry. Hospitality and tourism faculty and students as well as professionals will find this book useful for improving and providing quality service management. This book illustrates the complex relationship between customer and service provider, offering practical advice and techniques for maximizing consumer contentment. Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction contains models for meeting—and even surpassing—consumer expectations to increase the value of the customer’s experience. This essential resource includes various methods for managers to anticipate consumer needs and perceptions, reducing dissatisfaction. This book helps you: incorporate existing and alternative measurements of satisfaction measure and improve service quality create and maintain social interaction linkages between staff and customer identify the destination performance of your hotel and other destinations or attractions evaluate consumer satisfaction with lodging services increase cross-cultural service satisfaction and much more! Tables and figures throughout the text help demonstrate the strategies, and bibliographies at the end of each chapter offer further reading. While there are other books that focus on customer satisfaction, Current Issues and Development in Hospitality and Tourism Satisfaction is rare in that it covers satisfaction issues as they apply to both hospitality and tourism.

Strategie und Personalmanagement

Konzepte und Instrumente zur Umsetzung im Unternehmen
Author: Christian Lebrenz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658143304
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 291
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Das Werk definiert erstmals die kritische Schnittstelle zwischen Unternehmensstrategie und Personalmanagement und zeigt, welche Instrumente zur Umsetzung der Unternehmensstrategie durch das Personalmanagement zur Verfügung stehen. Wenn es dem Personalmanagement gelingt, die Effektivität des Humankapitals im Unternehmen zu erhöhen, leistet dies einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Unternehmenserfolg – das ist jedoch nur möglich, wenn das Humankapital konsequent an der Unternehmensstrategie ausgerichtet ist. Prof. Christian Lebrenz zeigt anhand konzeptioneller Grundlagen und konkreten Handlungsempfehlungen, wie dies im Unternehmen umgesetzt werden kann.

Oakland on Quality Management

Author: John S Oakland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136376100
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 488
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'Oakland on the New Quality Management' shows managers how to implement a Total Quality Management strategy throughout all activities and thereby achieve top quality performance overall, not just focusing on product or service quality. The text addresses the issues of implementing TQM, teamwork, and changes in culture, and emphasizes the integration of TQM into the strategy of the organization with specific advice on how to implement TQM. Topics covered include quality function deployment (QFD), communications and quality strategy, measurement and benchmarking, and teamwork for culture change, including the 'Drive' model. Ten points are presented to aid senior management in their thinking on commitment, culture and communication issues.

CSR und Controlling

Unternehmerische Verantwortung als Gestaltungsaufgabe des Controlling
Author: Edeltraud Günther,Karl-Heinz Steinke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662477025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 209
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Dieses Buch gibt einen Überblick über Konzepte an der Nahtstelle von Controlling und CSR und stellt Praxisbeispiele zu einzelnen Aspekten der Steuerung einer Nachhaltigen Unternehmensführung vor. Durch die Wahl der unternehmerischen Controllinginstrumente tragen Controller zur Nachhaltigkeit der Unternehmensführung bei. Einen direkten Beitrag leisten sie durch die Entwicklung und Anwendung expliziter Konzepte des Green Controlling oder des Sustainability Management Control. Indirekt erfolgt die Wirkung, wenn das Controlling implizit über nachhaltigkeitsrelevante Aspekte, wie den Planungshorizont, Kostenarten, -stellen und -träger, Einnahmen und Ausgaben, aber auch die Wahl der Leistungsindikatoren entscheidet. Ein wertvolles Buch für Controller, die über den Tellerrand blicken..

Lean Leader Auf Allen Management-Ebenen Entwickeln

Ein Praktischer Leitfaden
Author: Director of the Value Chain Analysis Program and the Japan Management Program Jeffrey K Liker,Jeffrey Liker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996771511
Page: 316
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2016 Gewinner des SHINGO Forschung und berufliche VERÖFFENTLICHUNG AWARD, Entwicklung von Lean Führungskräfte auf allen Ebenen: A Practical Guide ist ein Management-Must Read.Die Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) in diesem Buch ist intuitiv, und deckt sich gut mit den anerkannten Grundsätzen der operativen Exzellenz. Es dehnt sich deutlich auf die Elemente der Lean, strukturieren sie in einer bestimmten Weise, die durch schlanke Praktiker operationalisiert werden kann.Sie können alles, was Sie über den Toyota-Weg wollen zu lernen; können Sie die Werkzeuge, die sie erstellt haben, zu implementieren, aber wenn Sie nicht über die in Ihrer Kultur etabliert Verhaltensweisen, wird es nicht erfolgreich für die langfristige Erhaltung der operativen Exzellenz sein. Führung muss die Rede von der geografischen Nordrichtung in jedem Aspekt des Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM) zu Fuß, wie ausführlich von Dr. Liker in diesem letzten Shingo-Preis übermittelt Gewinnen buchen.Das Erfolgsgeheimnis von Toyota hinsichtlich der Entwicklung von Führungskräften haben Jeffrey Liker und Toyota-Veteran Gary Convis zum ersten Mal in ihrem Buch The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership gelüftet. Toyota-Führungskräfte leben die Unternehmenswerte, verbessern das Unternehmen kontinuierlich und können sich auf ein schnell veränderndes Umfeld einstellen.Für Toyota-Führungskräfte wird ein Kern-Set von Fähigkeiten vorausgesetzt. Dies zielt darauf ab, den richtigen Weg zu finden, um Wertschaffung für die Kunden zu verbessern - unabhängig für welchen Unternehmensbereich (Verkauf, Logistik, Personal, Fertigung, Forschung & Entwicklung, Finanzen). Dieser Prozess wird oftmals mit den Ergebnissen des Prozesses verwechselt, welche als Werkzeuge bei einer Toyota-Werksbesichtigung anschaulich werden. Das Phänomen eines jeden Toyota-Werkes ist, dass eine Kultur von Menschen geschaffen wird, die wohl durchdacht eine Methode des Definierens, der Analyse sowie der Problemlösung erlernt haben, um das Unternehmen weiter nach vorne zu bringen.