Business & Economics

Business Performance Measurement

Unifying Theory and Integrating Practice

Author: Andy Neely

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185511X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

View: 6498

Major 2007 update of the wide-ranging review of performance measurement, with ten additional chapters covering accounting, marketing, supply-chain management and more.
Business & Economics

Business Performance Measurement

Unifying Theory and Integrating Practice

Author: Andy Neely

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521188760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 5661

Drawing together contributions from leading thinkers around the world, this 2007 book reviews developments in the theory and practice of performance measurement and management. Significantly updated and modified from the first edition, the book includes ten additional chapters which review performance measurement from the perspectives of accounting, marketing, operations, public services and supply-chain management. In addition to these functional analyses the book explores performance measurement frameworks and methodologies, practicalities and challenges, and enduring questions and issues. Edited by one of the world's leading experts on performance measurement and management, Business Performance Measurement will be of interest to graduate students, managers and researchers who wish to understand more about the theory and practice of performance measurement and management.

Business Performance Measurement, Unifying Theory and Integrating Practice

Business, Business

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467232890

Category: Education

Page: 83

View: 5398

Facts101 is your complete guide to Business Performance Measurement, Unifying Theory and Integrating Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Business & Economics

Business Performance Measurement

Theory and Practice

Author: Andy Neely

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 8251

A multidisciplinary book on performance measurement that will appeal to students, researchers and managers.
Business & Economics

Portfolio Theory and Performance Analysis

Author: Noel Amenc,Veronique Le Sourd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470858753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 7660

For many years asset management was considered to be a marginal activity, but today, it is central to the development of financial industry throughout the world. Asset management's transition from an "art and craft" to an industry has inevitably called integrated business models into question, favouring specialisation strategies based on cost optimisation and learning curve objectives. This book connects each of these major categories of techniques and practices to the unifying and seminal conceptual developments of modern portfolio theory. In these bear market times, performance evaluation of portfolio managers is of central focus. This book will be one of very few on the market and is by a respected member of the profession. Allows the professionals, whether managers or investors, to take a step back and clearly separate true innovations from mere improvements to well-known, existing techniques Puts into context the importance of innovations with regard to the fundamental portfolio management questions, which are the evolution of the investment management process, risk analysis and performance measurement Takes the explicit or implicit assumptions contained in the promoted tools into account and, by so doing, evaluate the inherent interpretative or practical limits
Business & Economics

Teaching Management

A Field Guide for Professors, Consultants, and Corporate Trainers

Author: James G. S. Clawson,Mark E. Haskins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139459236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

View: 4209

How can every management class be a dynamic, unforgettable experience? This much-needed book distils over half a century of the authors' combined experience as university professors, consultants, and advisors to corporate training departments. In a lively, hands-on fashion, it describes the fundamental elements in every learning situation, allowing readers to adapt the suggestions to their particular teaching context. It sparks reflection on what we do in the classroom, why we do it, and how it might be done more effectively. The chapters are broadly organized according to things you do before class, things you do during class, and things you do in between and after class, so that every instructor, whether newly-minted PhDs facing their first classroom experience, experienced faculty looking to polish their teaching techniques, consultants who want to have more impact, or corporate trainers wishing to develop in-house teaching skills, can benefit from the invaluable advice given.
Business & Economics

Essentials of Quality with Cases and Experiential Exercises

Author: V. E. Sower

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470509597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 3896

Thoroughly tested and used by students and proven to help students taking the American Society for Quality’s Certified Quality Improvement Associate exam, Essentials of Quality is highly accessible, experiential, and unique in its coverage of current quality management topics, from creative and innovative improvements and approaches to today’s economic environment to ways of developing metrics for measuring and evaluating programs. With non-academic, reader-friendly writing, the text features many chapter exercise and cases that provide students with hands-on experience.

Introduction to Health Science Technology

Author: Louise M Simmers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418021229

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 8533

Based on the best-selling Diversified Health Occupations, Introduction to Health Science Technology provides the health science technology student with basic entry level knowledge required for a variety of health care careers, including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, computer training, leadership, team building skills and in-depth medical math. It is also a highly practical resource that covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care, from an introduction to the health care industry to descriptions of health-related careers to legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, the second edition includes updated information on the Food Guide Pyramid, infection control information, standards for blood pressure that concur with AMA and AHA recommendations, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Personality

Theory and Research

Author: Oliver P. John,Richard W. Robins,Lawrence A. Pervin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180593

Category: Psychology

Page: 862

View: 6871

This authoritative handbook is the reference of choice for researchers and students of personality. Leading authorities describe the most important theoretical approaches in personality and review the state of the science in five broad content areas: biological bases; development; self and social processes; cognitive and motivational processes; and emotion, adjustment, and health. Within each area, chapters present innovative ideas, findings, research designs, and measurement approaches. Areas of integration and consensus are discussed, as are key questions and controversies still facing the field.
Business & Economics

Needs Assessment for Organizational Success

Author: Roger Kaufman,Ingrid Guerra-Lopez

Publisher: Amer Society for Training &

ISBN: 9781562868147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 1023

Most books start with the tools and techniques of needs assessment and assume that implementation will naturally bring success. This is not the case. This book begins with the concepts of front-end alignment, followed by the tools needed for positive, predictable, and measurable results. This book does not deal with specific data collection methodology or approaches. Rather, this book deals with the framework and alignment that will make such methodologies and approaches useful.
Performance standards

Measuring Business Performance

Author: Andy Neely

Publisher: Economist Books

ISBN: 9781861973801

Category: Performance standards

Page: 256

View: 5430

How to--and when to-measure business performance is a global management issue. This guide illustrates how different businesses use various types of measurements and goes into detail about the roles different types of metrics fulfill. Crucially, it presents a framework for guiding organizational thinking about quantifying and evaluating business performance.
Business & Economics

Focus and Leverage

The Critical Methodology for Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma (TLS)

Author: Bruce Nelson,Bob Sproull

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498746055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 9693

Most books about continuous and process improvement are written in a textbook format with straightforward information and plenty of graphs and charts to convey the points being made. Sometimes, even the best step-by-step instructions can escape even the most adamant of followers for an improvement method in determining exactly how to apply what they’ve learned. Taking a different approach, Focus and Leverage is presented in an engaging business-novel format and is a sequel to the authors’ bestselling book, Epiphanized, Second Edition. The primary characters remain the same, but this time the storyline features two different industries: Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) and Healthcare (hospital) environments. This book expands and highlights the two improvement methods first introduced in the appendix section of Epiphanized: the Interference Diagram (ID)/Intermediate Objectives (IO) map (ID/IO Simplified Strategy) and Multiple-Drum-Buffer-Rope (M-DBR). Both of these innovative methods are the result of some much-focused thinking that allows for multiple improvement methods, and steps, to be combined into a single thinking process tool. This groundbreaking new method is designed to save time and money and allows faster and better results to be achieved. The two storylines move the reader through the necessary system analysis, problem identification, and solution implementation. The novel format aids in presenting several realistic situational discussions as well as a multitude of graphs and figures to explain the step-by-step process for success. The storyline of this book weaves some well-known and some not-so-well-known thinking tools into the problem-solving sphere to provide you with an understanding of how to first discover and then overcome issues not readily known or expected at the start of any project.

Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice

Author: Lizabeth Roemer,Susan M. Orsillo

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239996

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

View: 584

Accessible and practical, this book provides a unified framework for integrating acceptance and mindfulness into cognitive-behavioral practice. The authors interweave elements of acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, and dialectical behavior therapy. They demonstrate how to conduct an assessment, develop a case formulation, and derive a flexible treatment plan for each patient. Vivid case examples and transcripts illustrate the entire process of therapy, showing how treatment can be tailored for different presenting problems and concerns. More than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms are included.
Business & Economics

Lean Higher Education

Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes

Author: William K. Balzer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143981466X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 2784

In an environment of diminishing resources, growing enrollment, and increasing expectations of accountability, Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes provides the understanding and the tools required to return education to the consumers it was designed to serve—the students. It supplies a unifying framework for implementing and sustaining a Lean Higher Education (LHE) transformation at any institution, regardless of size or mission. Using straightforward language, relevant examples, and step-by-step guidelines for introducing Lean interventions, this authoritative resource explains how to involve stakeholders in the delivery of quality every step of the way. The author details a flexible series of steps to help ensure stakeholders understand all critical work processes. He presents a wealth of empirical evidence that highlights successful applications of Lean concepts at major universities and provides proven methods for uncovering and eliminating activities that overburden staff yet contribute little or no added value to stakeholders. Complete with standardized methods for correctly diagnosing workplace problems and implementing appropriate solutions, this valuable reference arms you with the understanding and the tools to effectively balance the needs of all stakeholders. By implementing the Lean practices covered in these pages your school will be better positioned to provide higher quality education, at reduced costs, with efficient processes that instill pride, maximize value, and respect the long-term interests of your students, faculty, and staff.
Business & Economics

Reaching The Goal

How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (Adobe Reader)

Author: John Arthur Ricketts

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132797429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1651

“There is no doubt that this is a truly original and groundbreaking work in applying the Theory of Constraints. I run a services company and learned some things about the services business. Anyone involved in large services companies needs to look at what John is proposing. I will definitely quote this material frequently.” Chad Smith, Managing Partner, Constraints Management Group “The information presented in this book is badly needed by service providers who struggle to balance supply and demand with their resources.” Carol A. Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM “The techniques that John brings to light in this book are the bridge from the vision of Dr. Goldratt’s work to the successful implementation in a range of services firms.” From the Foreword by Erik Bush, Vice President, IBM Global Services Discover the powerful Theory of Constraints (TOC), and use it to drive continuous performance improvement in any services organization Identify the hidden constraints that are limiting your organization, and manage or eliminate them Use TOC to improve the way you manage resources, projects, processes, finance, marketing, and sales Determine whether your organization faces an internal or external constraint, manage that constraint accordingly, and anticipate where the next constraint will arise Release latent capacity shrouded by common business practices Simplify processes that have grown unmanageably complex Optimize your enterprise as a whole rather than suboptimizing individual business units Get buy-in to fundamental changes in strategy, tactics, and operations Managing services is extremely challenging, and traditional “industrial” management techniques are no longer adequate. In Reaching the Goal, Dr. John Arthur Ricketts presents a breakthrough management approach that embraces what makes services different: their diversity, complexity, and unique distribution methods. Ricketts draws on Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC), one of this generation’s most successful management methodologies...thoroughly adapting it to the needs of today’s professional, scientific, and technical services businesses. He reveals how to identify the surprising constraints that limit your organization’s performance, execute more effectively within those constraints, and then loosen or even eliminate them. This book’s relentlessly practical techniques reflect several years of advanced IBM research and consulting with enterprise clients. Step-by-step, Ricketts shows how to apply them throughout your most crucial business functions...from project management to finance, process improvement to sales and marketing. Whatever your role in improving service delivery, processes, or profitability, this book gives you the tools to reach your goals...and go beyond them Identify, manage, and overcome your key constraints Five steps to uncovering and addressing the real obstacles to improved performance Optimize core business functions, one step at a time Improve the way you manage resources, projects, processes, finance, and marketing Implement TOC rapidly and effectively Get buy-in, deploy infrastructure, and provide the right IT support?

Business Performance Measurement in the Metal Finishing Industry

Author: Mike Dietrich

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643907508


Page: 292

View: 8530

Criticism has indicated that inadequate academic observance has been spent on the adaption and implementation of generic Business Performance Measurement (BPM) models to specific industry and company contexts leading to a suboptimal practical feasibility. In reflecting these concerns, an approach to improve BPM feasibility is developed based on an industry's specific characteristics. These characteristics are then linked to corresponding generic BPM models. In this vein, practitioners shall be assisted in designing and implementing a sustainable BPM system. This approach gets empirically validated for the Metal Finishing Industry in Germany and the United Kingdom. [Subject: Business]

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies

Author: Stephanie Smith Budhai,Ke'Anna Skipwith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317208153

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 3556

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies is a practical guide for all instructors and instructional designers working in online or blended learning environments who want to provide a supportive, engaging, and interactive learner experience. This book explores the integration of active and experiential learning approaches and activities including gamification, social media integration, and project- and scenario-based learning, as they relate to the development of authentic skill-building, communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills in learners. Readers will find guidelines for the development of participatory peer-learning, cooperative education, and service learning opportunities in the online classroom. In addition, the authors provide effective learning strategies, resources, and tools that align learner engagement with course outcomes.

Analysis and Management of Animal Populations

Author: Byron K. Williams,James D. Nichols,Michael J. Conroy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080574726

Category: Science

Page: 817

View: 4838

Analysis and Management of Animal Populations deals with the processes involved in making informed decisions about the management of animal populations. It covers the modeling of population responses to management actions, the estimation of quantities needed in the modeling effort, and the application of these estimates and models to the development of sound management decisions. The book synthesizes and integrates in a single volume the methods associated with these themes, as they apply to ecological assessment and conservation of animal populations. Key Features *Integrates population modeling, parameter estimation and decision-theoretic approaches to management in a single, cohesive framework * Provides authoritative, state-of-the-art descriptions of quantitative approaches to modeling, estimation and decision-making * Emphasizes the role of mathematical modeling in the conduct of science and management * Utilizes a unifying biological context, consistent mathematical notation, and numerous biological examples

Understanding Employee Engagement

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Zinta S. Byrne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136736239

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 2688

Employee engagement is a novel concept that has been building momentum in recent years. Understanding Employee Engagement: Theory, Research, and Practice exposes the science and practice of employee engagement. Grounded in theory and empirical research, this book debates the definitions of engagement, provides a comprehensive evaluation of empirical findings in the engagement field including a focus on international findings, and offers implications for science and practice in organizations. Employers can learn how to foster and drive engagement to increase productivity and happiness, and researchers can master the existing engagement literature and begin to study the many propositions and new models Zinta S. Byrne, Ph.D. proposes throughout the book.