The subject of this book is the way in which government activity impinges on both people and business and the inter-relationship between economics, government and business.
This is a critical appraisal of lean supply concepts and the "partnership" approach to relationships between buyer and seller. It moves beyond partnership sourcing, and attempts to show how inter-firm relationships can be used to develop competitive advantage.
This work presents an analysis of the relationship between corporations and society as it has evolved from the past, into the present, and how it might change in the future.
The author of this text attempts to address, discuss and analyze a number of fundamental issues faced by accountants and auditors, in both the private and public sectors.
This text discusses the essential features of marketing in a clear, concise and logical manner, with relevant examples. The book directly addresses the syllabus for CIPS marketing, CIM marketing fundamentals and CIMA marketing, and also addresses the needs of many marketing degree subjects.
The disciplines of project management, and in particular team-working aspects, are an essential tool of management. This text looks at such issues as the optimization of team performance, gives a multi-disciplinary perspective and considers the question of gender and culture.
The past three or four decades have seen a steep rise in the number of cross-border operations taking place throughout the world, as measured in terms of trade flows (imports-exports), FDI (foreign direct investment), or joint venture initiatives. The scope and depth of today’s international business operations would suggest that cross-border contacts are inevitable for all but a small minority of companies. If we accept this premise, then it surely follows that those companies that wish to operate competitively should be prepared to adapt their operations accordingly.
GCSE Business Studies has been specifically written to meet the requirements of the National Criteria, and covers the new GCSE syllabi precisely. The book is a complete course companion and includes everything needed for GCSE Business Studies courses - knowledge, coursework, exam guidance and homework activities. It is written in a simple, straightforward style and, where appropriate, theory and knowledge are supported with visual material. A case study of a developing business is used as an integrating theme throughout the text, and exercises are tiered according to the degree of difficulty.
The enormous challenge of implementing Total Quality Management - the continuous improvement of all aspects of an organization - has been likened in scale to the task of eating an elephant. This practical guide details the 95 digestible slices essential for the successful introduction and maintenance of TQM.
Few people today enjoy a "career for life". This text, based on recent research, examines the motives, experiences and personal characteristics of successful and unsuccessful potential career changes. From these findings, it provides information to help those considering a career change.
This book is about Contract Management. As a subject, this has tended to be viewed as being very much the junior partner in the procurement cycle or the part of the process that is somebody else’s problem. There are many first class texts on how to manage the procurement cycle right up to the award of contract and this textbook in no way attempts to compete with them. We are attempting to fill a perceived gap in the general literature by giving some practical advice to those who are responsible for managing contracts, but struggle to find a single textbook covering the subject.
The purpose of this book is to provide advice and guidance on procurement for those in Local Authorities and other publictype bodies who have been charged with tendering building repair, maintenance or construction contracts. This second edition has been revised and updated to include all the 2015 Regulations.
This is a book on leadership, and it uses as its key source the gospels; the gospels, or good news being the reporting by four people (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) of the words and actions of the founder and leader of Christianity, Jesus Christ.
This book answers some of the most challenging questions facing organisations in today’s competitive marketplace such as how to create a collaborative contract in a scalable and cost effective manner, how to maximise pre-contract savings, reduce contract spend, reduce business risks and costs, increase revenue without increasing the number of assets sold and increase profits without selling for a higher price.