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.
A dissertation is often a crucial part of a Business and Management degree and can heavily influence the final mark. It can be extremely daunting: it requires a lengthy piece of writing and forms a major component for assessment. In fact, when faced with this task the first word that comes to mind for many students is simply ‘Help!’ This new and updated edition provides the necessary help, covering all the stages from the initial choice of subject through to the final writing. Stephen Rayner joins Brian White in this excellent guide to dissertations, which is equally useful to both undergraduates and postgraduates. It includes support on all aspects of the dissertation, from the student-supervisor relationship to evaluation and analysis of data.
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.
Peter Reed is the former MBA Director at Monash University and Associate Professor of Marketing. His areas of expertise cover strategic marketing, marketing planning, brand positioning and integrated marketing communications. He has extensive experience in the marketing field as a marketing practitioner, consultant and as an academic. In 2004 Peter was awarded the Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Teaching Award and the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005. In 2009 under Peter’s leadership the Monash MBA was ranked number 1 in the world in the category of personal development and educational experience in the Economist worldwide survey of MBAs.
What purpose does Strategic Management serve in modern businesses? Why do different businesses have different strategies? Is traditional strategic thinking still relevant for today? This dynamic textbook looks at strategy from a local to a global level, and uses real-life examples of businesses and individuals to provide an up-to-date view of Strategic Management in the current economic environment. In this new edition of Strategic Management: Principles and Practice, Barry J. Witcher and Vinh Sum Chau offer a practical and thought-provoking analysis of what Strategic Management is and how it can be put to good use.
About the Author
Dr Vinh Sum Chau is Lecturer in Strategy and Strategic Management at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (UEA), and faculty member of the UK ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). Dr Barry J. Witcher is Reader in Strategic and General Management at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (UEA).