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Using an integrated strategic management process to explain what organisations should do to increase strategic competitiveness and achieve higher performance, the 5th Asia Pacific edition of Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation continues to provide a systematic skill-building coverage of strategy. With an emphasis on global advantage, the text offers a comprehensive examination of regional and international issues to provide a complete, accurate and up-to-date explanation of the strategic management process. New coverage on environmental concerns and emerging technologies as well as examples and cases from Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific serve to engage students while updated international content demonstrates how strategic management is used in the global economy. This text is appropriate for Upper level undergrad, usually third year; post grad in Masters courses.
Dowling et al is a rare instance of a textbook that has developed alongside the field – helping to shape what it is today – and remains the market leading IHRM textbook worldwide. The international author team have ensured this edition is even more international than its predecessors, whilst also remaining close to curriculum developments. New edition changes include a streamlined chapter structure and a new chapter on the cultural context of IHRM. The focus on expatriates has been balanced with a stronger global management emphasis throughout. The content also reflects the current economic climate, including greater coverage of turbulence for IHRM and issues of employee separation. There is also expanded coverage of business ethics, outsourcing, emerging markets and small medium enterprises. In addition the new edition includes a wealth of case study material and class discussion material. A fully tailored CourseMate and Instructor’s website will also be available to adopters. MARKET: Dowling et al is a core textbook for “International HRM” modules (IHRM) as taught at intermediate and postgraduate levels on all HRM programmes and the majority of broad-based business programmes. It is also used on some “International Management” modules. This textbook is autopackaged with CourseMate. CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more and an EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.
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Peter J. Dowling (Ph.D, The Flinders University of South Australia) is a Professor of Human Resource Management at La Trobe University. He has co-authored a number of books and has written or co-authored over seventy journal articles and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Management & Organization and ZfPGerman Journal of Human Resource Research. Peter is President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM), a Vice-President of the Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy, a Life Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Senior Research Affiliate of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. Former roles include past National Vice-President of the Australian Human Resources Institute and editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (1987-1996). Marion Festing is Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Berlin, Germany. Her previous appointments include the University of Paderborn, Germany, and she has gained educational, research and work experience in France, Australia, Tunisia, Taiwan, and the U.S. Dr. Festing’s current research interests focus on transnational HRM strategies, global careers, and global compensation. Her publications include a book on strategic international human resource management (Strategisches Internationales Personalmanagement, 2e) and a co-authored text on international human resource management (Internationales Personalmanagement, 2e). In addition, she has written or co-authored more than 50 book chapters and journal articles, as well as published in such international journals as Management International Review, Economic and Industrial Demography, European Management Journal, and International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business. Dr. Festing serves on the editorial boards of Career Development International, Journal of Management & Organization, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, ZFP-German Journal of Human Resource Research, and Zeitschrift Fur Management. In 2006, Dr. Festing served as co-chair of the IHRM track at the IFSAM conference in Berlin. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Paderborn. Allen D. Engle, Sr. is a professor of management in the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University, where he has taught courses in management, human resource administration, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and international management. He also has been a visiting lecturer at the FHS – Hochschule Fur Technik, Wirtschaft und Soziale Arbeit, St. Gallen in Switzerland, and a visiting professor of international management at the University of Pecs in Hungary. Dr. Engle is a national and regional professional member of World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association) and the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as a longtime member of the U.S. Academy of Management. His research interests are in the topic areas of compensation theory and practices, leadership and organizational change, job analysis, managerial competencies, and organizational design — particularly their impact on multinational firms. Published in regional, national, and international academic journals, Dr. Engle has presented academic papers at conferences in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He also has consulted for regional firms and presented professional seminars in the areas of performance appraisal systems, executive team building, strategically responsive compensation systems, intercultural management issues and organizational change. He received his D.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
The second edition of this text has been thoroughly updated, continuing its strong emphasis on the importance of the Asian region to contemporary Australian and New Zealand organisations. Many Asian case examples are featured to illustrate key management concepts, and these provide a useful basis for comparison with management practices in Australia and New Zealand. Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary management issues, such as: * workplace diversity * sustainability * ethics/corporate social responsibility * the impact of technology * innovation in the workplace * globalisation * employee engagement * flexible working arrangements * work-life balance * generational issues in the workplace * skills shortages in various industries * the importance of effective employee recruitment and training * organisational culture * workforce flexibility and casualisation * the ’24/7′ nature of contemporary communication technology, including social media * outsourcing Management, Foundation and Applications, 2nd Asia-Pacific edition, has also retained the features that made its previous edition so popular with students and lecturers, including the Career Readiness Workbook activities at the end of the book, and the accompanying Interactive Study Guide with its vast array of multimedia resources.
Marketing Research 3rd Asia Pacific edition continues to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully undertake marketing research. Combing a solid theoretical foundation with a practical, step-by-step approach, the marketing research process is explored through a learning model which is reinforced throughout the text. Using a raft of contemporary local and international examples, data sets and case studies to explain traditional marketing research methods, Marketing Research also examines new theories and techniques such as grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology, automated interviewing, text, data mining and the increasing use of online panels. For analysing data, the text covers both SPSS and EXCEL outputs. Finally, each stage of research reporting is explained, as well as a range of presentation methodologies. This text is indispensible for students studying marketing research in any business or marketing course.