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Strategic Management

RRP $257.99

Airborne Express, Hershey's, Motorola, Pillsbury?how do the executives of international corporations formulate effective strategies for corporate success?

Filled with helpful insights into the state of the art in strategic management, this book provides a framework for the formulation, implementation, and control of strategies for all types of domestic and global organizations. You'll also find 21 suggested corporate cases for analysis (complete with reference sources), including Blockbuster Video, PepsiCo, Harley-Davidson, Nike, Home Depot, and Microsoft.

This up-to-date volume gives you a comprehensive overview of strategic management in an easy-to-read format. It addresses important current issues, such as TQM (Total Quality Management), reengineering, benchmarking, and the formulation of strategic management in international markets. Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment is a part of The Haworth Press, Inc. promotion book series edited by Richard Alan Nelson, Ph.D., APR.

Here is a small sample of what Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment will teach you about:

  • the definition, meaning, and history of strategic management
  • the difference between business policy and business strategy
  • corporate structure, governance, and culture
  • mission statements
  • how to assess the corporate/business environment?internal, external, and macro
  • how to formulate an effective business strategy
  • strategic alternatives?specialization, diversification, alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, and more
  • dealing with foreign governments and competing on a global scale
  • the role of the general manager and the board of directors
  • the control process and ways to measure the financial soundness of strategic decisions
  • management techniques for not-for-profit companies
Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment is an ideal reference for any teacher, student, or professional in the management arena.


Hegemony

RRP $317.99

bWhy is hegemony an essential feature of society?
"Hegemony: A Realist Analysis" is a new and original approach to this important concept. It presents a theoretical history of the use of hegemony in a range of work starting with a discussion of Gramsci and Russian Marxism and going on to look at more recent applications. It examines the current debates and discusses the new direction to Marx made by Jacques Derrida, before outlining a critical realist / Marxist alternative.
This book presents a new understanding of hegemony based on a distinction between actual hegemonic project and a deeper, underlying, structural hegemony. The move away from purely intersubjective and culturalist readings of the concept are reinforced with studies of its objectivity, its relation to ideology and concepts of time and space, and most importantly, its role in the process of social reproduction and transformation. The book also contains a detailed discussion of recent political/economic developments and the debates around post-Fordism, globalization and international relations. This analysis shifts from the surface level operation of hegemony to the underlying social condition under which this operation takes place. It suggests that as well as being represented by hegemonic projects, hegemony also exists at a deeper, more structural level, concerned with the unity of the social formation.
"Hegemony" employs critical realist philosophy in an explanatory way to help clarify the concept of hegemony and its relation to societal processes. This work contributes to recent debates in social science and political philosophy, developing both the concept of hegemony itself, and the work of critical realism.


Management Of Bladder Cancer

RRP $546.99

Management of Bladder Cancer provides a single, comprehensive reference source that incorporates all the latest information regarding bladder cancer. The text covers epidemiology and natural history of bladder cancer as well as latest findings regarding the genetics and molecular biology of the disease. Diagnostic and staging evaluation of both non-muscle invasive and invasive bladder cancer is discussed. The text incorporates chapters summarizing new findings regarding markers for the diagnosis of bladder cancer and new diagnostic techniques to enhance traditional methods such as cystoscopy. Risk stratified treatment of non muscle invasive bladder cancer including various approaches to intravesical therapy are reviewed. Current guideline based approaches to management and new data regarding diagnosis and prognostication of muscle invasive bladder cancer is analyzed and summarized. The application of chemotherapy for muscle invasive and advanced disease is discussed and the evidence based application of multimodality therapy highlighted. Finally, gaps in current knowledge and areas for future research are highlighted. Ongoing important clinical trials which could imminently yield significant new knowledge is discussed.

Authored by experts in their respective fields, Management of Bladder Cancer will serve as a easy and complete reference source for clinicians, researchers, individuals in training, allied health professionals and medical students in the fields of Urology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Basic and Translational Science and Epidemiology.


Studies In The History Of Istanbul Jewry, 1453-1923

RRP $355.99

This book presents ten chapters in the history of the Jewish community of Istanbul from the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453) to the establishment of the Turkish Republic (1923). While delving into specific subjects such as the Romaniot presence in the city, the Karaite society, family life throughout the generations, material culture and its meaning, social life, urban history, economic life, and relations with the Ottoman regime, a common thread binds all of them. Each of the chapters, individually and together, constitutes a journey between different cultures and religions. The history of Istanbul's Jews carries the imprint of Greek Orthodoxy and Catholicism, as well as Islam. It moves in cycles between the Byzantine and Ottoman realms, between Catholic Europe and the Muslim Ottoman Empire, and finally, between the Ottoman Jewish culture and a modern Europe in the throes of secularization. Over 50 images are included to illustrate the multi-cultural aspect of the history presented here. The collection of essays in this volume present high quality scholarship, but equally they provide a fascinating insight to general readers with an interest in Constantinople-Istanbul-Qosta, as well as readers interested in Jewish urban history, the transmission of culture, and multiculturalism.


Esd Program Management

RRP $931.99

This is a revision of the highly successful electronic manufacturing guide, ESD Program Management: A Realistic Approach to Continuous Measurable Improvement in Static Control. This revision is comprehensive and explains how to develop, implement and manage an ESD control program, and includes up-to-date data, many new chapters, new case studies, and much more. New to this edition: Extensive changes and additions to auditing techniques, cost benefits data, and materials evaluation. Six new chapters on common myths, issues related to smaller companies, process controls, ISO 9000, material characterization, and training. New case studies on field-induced failures in the factory, long-distance central office system upsets, and automation-caused failures. Expanded coverage of the needs of smaller companies including discussion of common problems and cost-effective solutions. A training breakthrough is presented. Previously invisible ESD events can now be easily displayed for students at all levels - Seeing is believing ' Inclusion of new testing instruments such as the event detector and resistance probe. The 12 critical factors in an ESD program have been updated to reflect changes and refinements in program management. The author has also included the latest information on handling procedures and requirements from the Lucent ESD Control Handbook. ESD Program Management: A Realistic Approach to Continuous Measurable Improvement in Static Control, Second Edition, is a refreshingly unbiased guide for electronic manufacturing and quality control professionals.



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