This book is the first of its kind to include the information, insights and frameworks that are required to develop entry and growth strategies for the Middle East in the new turbulent environment following the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring.
Perhaps the most confounding characteristic of the competitive marketplace is that everyone wants a piece of the action. If a firm successfully enters a new market, creates a new product, or designs new innovations for an existing product, its just a matter of time before competitors follow suit. And the influx of competition inevitably places downward pressure on both price and profitability. But the speed at which competitors invade ones market is not the same in all industries; some are more resistant to the forces of competition than others. In 1979, Harvard economist Michael Porter theorized his Five Forces Model (updated in 2008). The Five Forces Model identifies the characteristics that can help insulate a firm from competitive forces. For the firm that seeks to put together a business plan, or for the firm that is considering opportunities for diversification, an understanding of the Five Forces Model is essential.
This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future. Existing strategy tools are no longer enough as they do not explain how to deliver your strategy powerfully over a sustained period.
This book defines social networking and social capital and helps you understand the relationship between them. Learn how to leverage the logic and structure of social networks through extensive discussions of current successful models in action and enhance your strategies and competitive advantage.
Sustainable (and green) business seems to have become mainstream practically overnight. This growth in interest in sustainable business practices stems from changing societal expectations and a growing awareness that sustainability creates a win-win situation for the business and humanity alike.
The globalization of the competitive landscape has forced companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies. Whereas once only a few industries such as oil could be labeled truly global, today many—from pharmaceuticals to aircraft to computers—have become global in scale and scope.
So much change!! If you're confronted with the pressures to change anything in your company, let this book help you focus on building the change capacity of the entire organization with less stress and more effective outcome.
This book provides an overview of the organizational mechanisms of TMT impact. When having finished this book, readers will know how a TMT exerts influence and have more insight in how to make TMTs more effective in their organizations.
This book is your guide to knowledge management for the future leaders of your organization. In other words, it ensures that they will know what you know and be able to apply your experiences to similar encounters in their time.
This book focuses on the business model that guides strategy selection. Business models are defined as the basics of how a company organizes itself for competing and selling its product and/or services.
This book combines academic theory with real world, practitioner success stories to provide executives a summary of current best practices. This book examines four virtual business strategies that are showing unprecedented opportunity. The Any Place, Any Time strategy focuses on providing high quality service 24/7 by ignoring traditional geographic challenges.
This book outlines the needed evolution in leadership attitudes and behaviors in the key operational areas such as new product development, sales, operations, customer service, human resources, finance, and information technology.
Conceived less than 20 years ago, Knowledge Management (KM) is the business discipline about which managers perhaps know the least. Having spent pots of money investing in it, the benefits are still marginal. This is because practitioners are still feeling their way.
Intellectual Property Rights have been a part of the American pantheon of types of Property Rights since the beginning of the nation, but using the term to describe a particular type of property right is a new phenomenon dating to the second half of the last century.
This book explores how naturally connected organizations (NCOs) can survive and thrive in an increasingly unpredictable world using the principles of natural connectivity, organic growth and collaboration. It shows how naturally connected organizations are resilient through cycles of boom and bust.
The subject of organizational change is receiving increasing attention. Whether it is re-inventing government, re-engineering corporations, or reforming churches, all kinds of organizations are attempting major transformations.
In addition to the interface between family dynamics and the family's business, we will explore the key tasks in family business consultation: succession planning, selection of the successor, conflict resolution, defining the role of family members in the business, how to involve the management team in succession planning, determining what happens after succession and building a board of advisors.
The new generations of learners, technological innovations, budgetary constraints, and economic factors have given rise to the need for reevaluating new strategies in Higher Education Institutions (HEI). In addition, quality of learning, responsiveness to economic needs such as providing competencies that can help graduates be gainfully employed and help economies grow, and helping learners to fund their education are among the ongoing issues that HEI should carefully examine in formulating an appropriate strategy in dealing with the rising challenges.
For some time people thought that business and ethics constituted separate and mutually exclusive realms. Businesses that perpetuate such a belief or still hold that “business ethics” is an oxymoron are at risk. Indeed, managers are now being called on to actively promote ethical organizational integrity. This means understanding the principles that define and creating an organizational culture that measurably encourages ethical conduct. The reason for this shift in paradigm is clear. Ethical organizational integrity drives long-term company success and sustainable value production, serves to prevent illegal conduct, and best contributes to overall social welfare. This book provides a brief introduction to and general framework for managing for ethical-organizational integrity that will be useful to managers and business students alike.
This book does not attempt to provide advice; each case is unique and should be addressed by competent legal counsel. Rather, this work is intended to provide an overview of the fundamental principles and processes of both Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations, incorporating examples drawn from relevant legal decisions, research findings and common experience to highlight the issues involved and provide a basis for discussion. In addition, the text covers the bankruptcy law implications of a number of special topic areas, including governance and compensation issues, the treatment of intellectual property, contractual agreements and obligations, and newly emerging issues surrounding the use of derivatives.
The challenge facing leaders in the 21st century is to restore stakeholder trust, build employee commitment, and create organizations that are able to sustain long-term competitive advantage. Great leadership combines both character and competence, but corporate values must include excellence and quality as well as integrity and honesty. Creating organizational systems that reinforce and support core values and that achieve outstanding performance must be founded upon principles that work on the street, in the office, and on the shop floor. Ethical leadership that honors a commitment to world class standards is a mandatory requirement for today's incredibly competitive global business environment, but ethical leadership encompasses far more than avoiding polluting the environment or misrepresenting product features to customers. This book clarifies the duties and obligations that leaders owe to their many stakeholders as they seek to create long-term wealth, but it also provides insights about how to build the organizational culture and systems required to sustain highly ethical organizations that inspire commitment and compete successfully.