Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty Case Studies from around the World
Every CEO in the world, if questioned, will always complain that there are a lot of ideas to implement, but, unfortunately, insufficient resources to accomplish them. This book provides a solution to this dilemma by supplying techniques to assess the value of projects, prioritize projects, and decide which projects to implement and which to postpone. In addition, it describes various methods of balancing project portfolios and different strategic alignment models. The book provides thirty real-life project portfolio management case studies from pharmaceutical, product development, financial, energy, telecommunications, not-for-profit and professional services industries.
In its 8th edition, AHRI-endorsed Human Resource Management has a re-organised author team and continues to provide a strong conceptual and practical framework for students of human resource management. The successful integrative strategic HRM model is retained and the most recent developments in human resource management theories and practices are explored. A multitude of contemporary regional and international examples are integrated throughout, alongside an expanded coverage on ethics and a focus on critical analysis. Thoroughly revised and updated with the latest research findings, this edition incorporates a wealth of new material including: corporate social responsibility, ethics, sustainable management practice, leadership, talent management, industrial relations, and retains its focus on core human resource elements. Accompanied by new online study tools which help to reinforce concepts, apply critical thinking and enhance skills, the 8th edition of Human Resource Management offers the complete learning experience required to succeed in human resource management.
“Marketing Essentials 2e” explains the nature of marketing and the importance of understanding the complexities of the market place in a concise manner. This comprehensive text is easy to read, reflects accurately the current thinking in the world of marketing and is informative, interesting and topical. “Marketing Essentials” follows a logical structure enabling students to clearly see how effective marketing requires an analysis of the market place, the recommendation of a marketing strategy and the implementation of the desired strategy. “Marketing Essentials” is ideal for use on introductory marketing modules at both undergraduate and MBA level. The strategic content of the text makes it suitable for use on strategic marketing, marketing analysis and marketing management courses.
About the Author
Sally Dibb is Professor of Marketing at the Open University Business School. The Open University is the largest university in the UK, teaching over 200,000 people every year, and the UK’s only university dedicated to distance learning. Before joining the Open University (in September 2005) Sally was a Reader in Marketing and Strategic Management at Warwick Business School (one of the U.K.’s leading three business schools), University of Warwick, U.K. She holds research degrees from the University of Manchester, UK and Warwick University: her Ph.D. examined consumer modelling. She has published widely in U.S. and European marketing journals on the marketing of services, marketing planning, market segmentation and corporate identity, as well as textbooks and practitioner-oriented workbooks on these themes. Sally chairs the U.K. Academy of Marketing’s Special Interest Group on market segmentation and until recently, she was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Warwick Business School. Her consulting clients include a range of companies such as JCB, ICI, Fujitsu, Midland Electricity, Diageo and AstraZeneca. Lyndon Simkin is a Reader at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, U.K. He received his Ph.D. from Bradford University. His research interests are business planning, target market prioritisation, marketing planning, implementation of effective marketing programmes, promotions management and retail marketing. He is the author of other marketing texts and his long-term consulting clients include Calor, Fujitsu, JCB, Raytheon, Royal & Sun Alliance and many retailers.
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.
This third Asia Pacific edition of International Marketing continues to offer up-to-date examples from Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region alongside an international perspective to provide a truly global context. The text examines the unique conditions in which businesses from this region operate, concentrating on the challenges that face marketers. Students are provided with a comprehensive overview of both the theory and application of international marketing, including an examination of the distinct issues that affect a range of enterprises from start-up operations to small, medium and multinational firms. The ongoing concerns of the environment and the sustainability of business are integrated throughout the text. Other important emergent areas affecting the practice of international marketing, such as the dominance of social media and e-commerce are also discussed. To aid class discussions, short case studies are presented at the end of each chapter as well as a case for more extensive analysis at the end of each part.