The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business


Author: Kurt J. Engemann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317244281
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 484
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Aware that a single crisis event can devastate their business, managers must be prepared for the worst from an expansive array of threats. The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business comprises a professional and scholarly collection of work in this critical field. Risks come in many varieties, and there is a growing concern for organizations to respond to the challenge. Businesses can be severely impacted by natural and man-made disasters including: floods, earthquakes, tsunami, environmental threats, terrorism, supply chain risks, pandemics, and white-collar crime. An organization’s resilience is dependent not only on their own system security and infrastructure, but also on the wider infrastructure providing health and safety, utilities, transportation, and communication. Developments in risk security and management knowledge offer a path towards resilience and recovery through effective leadership in crisis situations. The growing body of knowledge in research and methodologies is a basis for decisions to safeguard people and assets, and to ensure the survivability of an organization from a crisis. Not only can businesses become more secure through risk management, but an effective program can also facilitate innovation and afford new opportunities. With chapters written by an international selection of leading experts, this book fills a crucial gap in our current knowledge of risk, crisis and security in business by exploring a broad spectrum of topics in the field. Edited by a globally-recognized expert on risk, this book is a vital reference for researchers, professionals and students with an interest in current scholarship in this expanding discipline.

The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management


Author: Robert P. Gephart, Jr.,C. Chet Miller,Karin Svedberg Helgesson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315458152
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 522
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This volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the latest management and organizational research related to risk, crisis, and emergency management. It is the first volume to present these separate, but related, disciplines together. Combined with a distinctly social and organizational science approach to the topics (as opposed to engineering or financial economics), the research presented here strengthens the intellectual foundations of the discipline while contributing to the development of the field. The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management promises to be a definitive treatise of the discipline today, with contributions from several key academics from around the world. It will prove a valuable reference for students, researchers, and practitioners seeking a broad, integrative view of risk and crisis management.

The Routledge Companion to Management Buyouts


Author: Mike Wright,Kevin Amess,Nick Bacon,Donald Siegel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351862529
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 624
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Management Buyouts (MBOs) first came to prominence in the US during the early 1980s, and have subsequently become a global phenomenon and a highly significant transaction within the corporate restructuring landscape Although much recent attention has focused on private equity (PE) backed buyouts, these are only a subset of the total MBO market. The Routledge Companion to Management Buyouts takes a much broader definition, reviewing the current state of research and theory and where further developments are likely to occur and incorporating PE and non-PE backed buyouts, as well as variations such as management buy-ins and management-employee buyouts. It goes beyond the purely financial perspective, exploring the many different aspects of management buyouts and incorporating related disciplines including strategy, organizational change, and HRM providing the first truly comprehensive authoritative resource on the topic. Expertly edited, and drawing on international scholarship, this unique volume will be an invaluable sourcebook on MBOs for researchers and advanced students as well as those interested in the broader areas of corporate restructuring and ownership change. ?

The Routledge Companion to Reward Management


Author: Stephen J. Perkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351865854
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
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The Routledge Companion to Reward Management provides a prestige reference work and a state-of-the-art compilation, mapping out contemporary developments and debates on rewarding people in employment, and how they relate to business, corporate governance and management. Reward management stands at the interdisciplinary interface between economics, industrial relations and HRM, industrial psychology and organisational sociology, and increasingly corporate governance incorporating debates around equity and fairness in and around the employment relationship and wider capital-labour relations. In recent years, trade union decline and widening differentials between those employed at the top of organisations have generated critical commentary in the popular media which can negatively impact on social cohesion. Theoretically underpinned but practically oriented, this Companion will synthesise these trends and controversies around issues while tracing conceptual and empirical provenance, currency and future prospects. It will be an invaluable resource for student and researchers in reward management, corporate governance, management and HRM seeking convenient access to an area which is highly complex and controversial in application.

The Routledge Companion to Fair Value in Accounting


Author: Gilad Livne,Garen Markarian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317221311
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 346
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The concept of "fair value" marked a major departure from traditional cost accounting. In theory, under this approach a balance sheet that better reflects the current value of assets and liabilities. Critics of fair value argue that it is less useful over longer time frames and prone to distortion by market inefficiencies resulting in procyclicality in the financial system by exacerbating market swings. Comprising contributions from a unique mixture of academics, standard setters and practitioners, and edited by internationally recognized experts, this book, on a controversial and intensely debated topic, is a comprehensive reference source which: examines the use of fair value in international financial reporting standards and the US standard SFAS 157 Fair Value Measurement, setting out the case for and against looks at fair value from a number of different theoretical and practical perspectives, including a critical review of the merits and arguments against the use of fair value accounting explores fair value accounting in practice, involvement in the Great Financial Crisis, implications for managerial reporting discretion, compensation and investment This volume is an indispensable reference that is deserving of a place on the bookshelves of both libraries and all those working in, studying, or researching the areas of international accounting, financial accounting and reporting.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology


Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355074
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism
Author: Max Farrar,Yasmin Valli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025069
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Methoden der sicherheitspolitischen Analyse

Eine Einführung
Author: Alexander Siedschlag
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353119951X
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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In der zweiten Auflage dieses Sammelbands werden aktuelle sicherheitspolitische Analysemethoden verständlich beschrieben und jeweils an einem aktuellen Fallbeispiel illustriert. Die Beiträge sind interdisziplinär ausgerichtet. Sie reichen von Frühwarn- und Zukunftsanalyse über Bürokratie- und Organisationsanalyse, Diskursanalyse, kulturtheoretische Analyse und vergleichende Außenpolitikanalyse bis hin zum umfassenden Ansatz im Krisenmanagement und zur Katastrophenforschung. Die Fallbeispiele erstrecken sich von der Transformation der NATO und der sicherheitspolitischen Identität Europas über die Fälle Irak, Kosovo und Bosnien bis zur Nationalen Sicherheitsstrategie der USA. Das Buch repräsentiert einerseits den aktuellen Forschungsstand. Andererseits ist es ein praxisbezogener an Beispielen orientierter Leitfaden für die Analyse internationaler Sicherheitspolitik sowie für die Sicherheitsforschung entlang des Kontinuums von „innerer“ und „äußerer“ Sicherheit.

The Management of Tourism


Author: Lesley Pender,Richard Sharpley
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 347
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Going beyond a conceptual discussion of tourism, this textbook covers management perspectives both in operational and strategic terms. It has been written to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental business management aspects of tourism, together with the specific techniques required for successful management of the variety of tourism businesses. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged subject specialist, and highlights current challenges and appropriate management responses to its particular arena. At the same time, each chapter also includes an illustrative case study, and provides suggestions for further reading that offers a more general perspective.

Der Kreativitätskomplex

Ein Vademecum der Gegenwartsgesellschaft
Author: Timon Beyes,Jörg Metelmann
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839445108
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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Wohin man auch blickt, finden sich kreative Praktiken, Räume, Organisationen und Subjekte: der Kreativitätskomplex. Im Arbeitsalltag, im Stadtraum, in Medien und Werbung, auf den sozialen Plattformen, in Schulen und Universitäten - der Imperativ für alle lautet, neu und besonders, auffallend und einzigartig zu sein. Doch wie ist es dazu gekommen? Mit welchen Begriffen lässt sich der vielgestaltige und in sich widersprüchliche Komplex fassen? Und wo sind seine Grenzen? In 40 kurzen Texten erschließt, untersucht und erklärt dieses Vademecum den Kreativitätskomplex. Mit einem Nachwort von Andreas Reckwitz.

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
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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.

Emergent Strategies for E-business Processes, Services, and Implications


Author: In Lee
Publisher: IGI Global Snippet
ISBN: 1605661546
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 398
View: 1628

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Recently, e-business applications have evolved beyond business transactions and services to include customer relationship management (CRM), mobile computing, Web mining, e-healthcare, social networking, and Web 2.0. As e-business continues to create new business models and technologies, researchers, higher education faculty, and practitioners are in great need of appropriate reference resources to enhance their understanding of all aspects of e-business technologies and management. Emergent Strategies for E-Business Processes, Services and Implications: Advancing Corporate Frameworks is an authoritative collection of original, in-depth, and innovative research articles on e-business concepts, models, processes, services, and applications. This book presents an integrated view of emerging issues and technologies addressed by renowned scholars, providing researchers and practitioners with the state-of the-art reference for future research and practices on a wide range of topics including e-CRM, e-business model, multi-channel management, e-health, m-commerce adoption, offshore outsourcing, and e-business innovation.

Risk Performance Management

Chancen für ein besseres Rating
Author: Reavis Mary Hilz-Ward,Oliver Everling
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834989703
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
View: 6766

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Dieses Buch beschreibt praxisnah bewährte Konzepte für das Risiko- und Performancemanagement und zeigt erstmalig in deutscher Sprache, wie Manager effektiv beide Seiten integriert berücksichtigen können.

Materialrevolution II

Neue nachhaltige und multifunktionale Materialien für Design und Architektur
Author: Sascha Peters
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3038210005
Category: Design
Page: 224
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Nach dem großen Erfolg von Material Revolution hat der Autor einen zweiten Band verfasst, der die rasante Entwicklung der Materialforschung berücksichtigt und neue Werkstoffe vorstellt, die seit Erscheinen des ersten Bandes auf den Markt gekommen sind. In den letzten beiden Jahren hat sich gerade die Bedeutung nachhaltiger und intelligenter Werkstoffe für Design und Architektur enorm vergrößert. Zahlreiche neue Angebote sind auf den Markt gekommen, die eine zweite Edition des Buchs Material Revolution mit ähnlicher Gliederung, aber gänzlich neuen Materialangeboten notwendig werden lassen. Ist doch das Interesse der Designer am Wissen um die Nachhaltigkeit der neuen Materialien nach wie vor ungebrochen. Ein eigenes Kapitel informiert deshalb über Kriterien und Faktoren für nachhaltiges Produktdesign sowie über innovative Projekte, in denen Designer und Architekten mit neuen Werkstoffen und Technologien gearbeitet haben.