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  • Developing approaches to critical management studies in the Netherlands, Volume 2, Issue 3by Hugo Letiche; Ruud Kaulingfreks; Robert V. Boeschoten

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    An alternative approach to critical management studies out of the Netherlands. There organization studies has not broken away from philosophy and is not an independent social science. More sympathetic to practitioners this collection of papers provides a very different view. more...

  • Implementing effective TQMby Emerald Group

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 100.00

    According to recent figures, only 20-36% of organizations that have attempted to implement a TQM program have achieved some sort of significant or even tangible improvements in quality, productivity, competitiveness or financial return. So why is this much hailed management tool failing to live up to expectations? One possible reason is the all-encompassing... more...

  • TQM and HRM ? The Human Side to Qualityby Emerald Group

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 100.00

    When Total Quality Management (TQM) first broke onto the management scene, it was hailed as a revolutionary idea that would speed up production, increase efficiency, and generally bring success to any organization that pledged allegiance to it. TQM was supposed to bring quality to the whole organization, changing cultures and breaking down departmental... more...

  • Nonprofit Essentialsby Linda Lysakowski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 60.00 US$ 52.00

    Praise for Nonprofit Essentials: The Development Plan "Linda provides a very practical outlook on how to succeed in developing and implementing a fundraising plan for a nonprofit organization. The importance of the various players and their roles—staff, board, and volunteers—is critical for any nonprofit organization, and the information... more...

  • Adaptation or Expiration in Family Firmsby A. Hatum

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    The author explores determinants of organisational flexibility in this examination of four family-owned companies, two flexible and two less flexible, from the edible oil and pharmaceutical industries. By means of an innovative analysis - including longitudinal analysis, coding analysis, statistical analysis and the use of original display charts -... more...

  • Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurshipby Thé; F. rin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 60.00

    Techno-entrepreneurship is broadly defined as the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activities of both existing and nascent companies operating in technology-intensive environments. Boasting rich conceptual and empirical contributions by leading international specialists, this highly original Handbook will prove an invaluable tool in advancing our... more...

  • Benchmarking the Management of Operations and Information Systemsby Siau Ching Lenny Koh; Sameh M. Saad

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is designed to encourage researchers and practitioners in looking at ways that operations and information systems could be managed more effectively, and highlights in detail how improvement could be achieved. It comprises contributions from researchers in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, UK and USA. The articles cover a broad range of contributions... more...

  • Selected papers from the 5th International PMA Conference, London, July 2006by Mike Bourne; Mike Kennerley

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    This e-book contains selected papers from the PMA conference which took place at the New Connaught Rooms in London between 25th and 28th July 2006. The collection of papers reflects one of the overriding themes to emerge from the conference as well as reflecting the evolution of this field ? the movement in focus from performance measurement per se... more...

  • Six Sigma for Business Excellenceby Penelope Przekop

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 29.95

    The Six Sigma process excellence program, based on Johnson & Johnson's unique approach Six Sigma for Business Excellence shows managers at all levels of Six Sigma proficiency how to create a process excellence program that addresses both company goals and day-to-day operations. Using Johnson & Johnson's Process Excellence Program as a model,... more...

  • Child Labour in Britain, 1750-1870by Peter Kirby

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00

    This survey of child labour argues that during the 18th and 19th centuries, child labour provided a major contribution both to economic growth and to the incomes of working class households. The book also discusses the issues involved in the study of children's employment. more...