Author: Charles Handy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Organizations are a part of everyday life, whether in schools, hospitals, police stations or commercial companies. In this classics text, Charles Handy argues that the key to successful organizations lies in a better understanding of the needs and motivations of the people within them. Understanding Organizations offers an extended 'dictionary' of the key concepts -- culture, motivations, leadership, role-playing, co-ordinating and consultation -- and then shows how this 'language' can help us find new solutions to familiar problems. Few management writers have been as consistently challenging and influential as Charles Handy. Firmly established as one of the core business texts, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in organizations and how to make them work better.
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Author: Noel Harvey

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781860760778

Category: Personnel management

Page: 407

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There are few jobs in Ireland today that demand as broad a range of skills and knowledge as supervisory management. Supervisors are often depicted as the link between management and workers, but are themselves both managers and workers. Furthermore, new legislation, new ways of managing and new technology have increased the demands made on supervisors. Therefore training and knowledge, more than ever before, are essential for success in the supervisory position.Designed for both practitioners and students, The Challenge of Supervisory Management is the result of extensive research carried out by the author on supervisory management in Ireland. It provides the theory and the knowledge that is required to be an effective supervisor, as well as practical tips on, among other things, communication skills, decision-making, time management, teamwork, leadership and making presentations.With a special emphasis on the rapidly changing role of supervisory management, this book is ideal for in-house company courses and will be invaluable for anyone working in a supervisory capacity.
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Author: Laurie J. Mullins

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 517

View: 9187

A concise introduction to Organisational Behaviour, developed specifically for short courses and/or non-specialist business students. It focuses on the core topics of the discipline in detail, providing a survey of key theory and illustrations to show its application in practice. It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and is particularly suitable for students of e.g. engineering, computing or other non-business disciplines taking an introductory module in business.
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Herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort versehen von Volker Pudel

Author: Alexandra Logue

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423924

Category: Science

Page: 520

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Essen und Trinken ist für uns so alltäglich, daß wir gar nicht mehr überlegen, was uns eigentlich veranlaßt, etwas zu uns zu nehmen beziehungsweise eine Mahlzeit zu beenden. Hunger allein ist es nämlich nicht, auch nicht nur der gute Geschmack einer Speise und schließlich auch nicht allein der physische Bedarf an Nährstoffen. Vielmehr kommen diese und weitere Faktoren in einem komplexen Steuerungssystem zusammen, das überdies auch von kulturellen Einflüssen bis hin zu Moden - wie etwa den wechselnden Schlankheitsidealen - beeinflußt wird. A. W. Logue, führende Ernährungspsychologin in den USA, stellt in ihrem spannend geschriebenen Buch die psychologisch und biologisch raffinierten Steurmechanismen unseres Ernährungsverhaltens vor, wobei ihr eine Quadratur des Kreises gelingt: Was für Studenten als kompetente Einführung in eine praxisorientierte Ernährungswissenschaft gedacht war, liest sich für Laien wie eine Entdeckungsreise. Dabei erlebt man einige Aha-Effekte, die den Umgang mit Eßstörungen erleichtern könnten, und man erfährt im Anhang therapeutisch wichtige Adressen.
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Author: Wynn Kapit,Lawrence M. Elson,Ingvi Stec

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373342

Category:

Page: 369

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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285075498

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A Strategic Approach to Organisational Dynamics

Author: Bernard Burnes

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273711742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

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Managing Change examines the concept and practice of change within the context of the history, literature and theories of management. In particular, it links the process of change to the strategic development, management and leadership of organisations. The reader is encouraged to reflect critically on areas such as post-modernism, realism and complexity theory, and explores in depth the influence of culture, power and politics. The book is aimed at students of change management, strategy and organisational change as part of undergraduate, MBA and MA programmes. The following online resources support the text: For Instructors: teaching manual, powerpoint slides
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Author: Charles A. Cianfrani,John E. (Jack) West

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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The 2015 edition of ISO 9001 has been modernized to update terminology and content to meet current and anticipated user needs. The major emphasis of ISO 9001:2015 is still consistent provision of products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This book explains the meaning and intent of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and discusses the requirements as they relate to each of the product categories. Where appropriate, it includes an elaboration of why the requirements are important. It also includes typical audit-type questions that an organization may consider to assess conformity to internal needs and ISO 9001 requirements. Recommendations for implementation are also included. This book addresses the needs of: Users and organizations seeking a general understanding of the contents of ISO 9001:2015 Users and organizations desiring guidance to ensure their ISO 9001:2015 QMS meets the new version requirements Users and organizations considering the use of ISO 9001:2015 as a foundation for the development of a comprehensive QMS Educators who require a textbook to accompany a training class or course on ISO 9001:2015 Auditors who desire to increase their level of auditing competence Authors Cianfrani and West, members of the expert group that developed ISO 9001:2015, strive to provide a context for all requirements to enable you to develop and deploy processes that will strengthen your QMS. Getting or retaining a certificate is not the real objective. Satisfied customers and organizational sustainability should be primary objectives for the organization.
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Author: Richard L. Daft,Dorothy Marcic

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324259186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 573

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Understanding Management combines classic management concepts with emerging trends and issues in a concise, exciting, and user-friendly format. The theme of the fourth edition is the 'new workplace' highlighting how technology and other influences have changed the traditional organizations and the impact on their members. The goal since the first edition has been to provide a practical and hands-on alternative to the traditional and comprehensive texts on the market.
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Author: Laurie J. Mullins

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1095

View: 8305

"This market leading text guides students to a thorough understanding of organisational behaviour and relates this to effective management practice. It is an invaluable resource, which provides a clear and insightful introduction to management studies and acts as a comprehensive point of reference thereafter."--BOOK JACKET.
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Author: BoardSource

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470602461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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THE HANDBOOK OF NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE From BoardSource comes The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance. This comprehensive resource explores the overarching question of governance within nonprofit organizations and addresses the roles, structures, and practices of an effective nonprofit. The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance covers the topics that are of most importance to those charged with creating and sustaining effective leadership, including building a board; succession planning; policies; financial oversight; fundraising; planning; strategic planning processes; risk management; and evaluation of the board, CEO, and organization. Praise for The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance "This is the first book I've found that covers the topic of governance from A to Z. I know what I'll be assigning the students in my governance class as a textbook next semester!" —TERRIE TEMKIN, founding principal, CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. "BoardSource has prepared an exceptional resource for nonprofit boards and leaders. This comprehensive volume offers timely and relevant information about board work and governance, including practical tools and resources that will be valuable to all types of nonprofits." —DAVID O. RENZ, chair, department of public affairs; Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership; and director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; University of Missouri, Kansas City "If you are involved in nonprofit organizations, and if you ever have doubts about how they are best run, this is the book for you-and BoardSource is the place to turn." —FISHER HOWE, consultant, Lavender/Howe & Associates, and author, The Nonprofit Leadership Team BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.
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Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition

Author: John Dighton,James F. White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351645803

Category: Nature

Page: 597

View: 654

"...a number of chapters provide excellent summaries of the modern methods available for studying fungal ecology, along with those more traditional methods that are still extremely valuable...overall it is a hugely valuable compendium of fungal ecology research. It is a must for the library shelf." -Lynne Boddy, Cardiff University, UK, Mycological Research, 2006 "These 44 chapters are an excellent starting point for anyone interested in fungal communities, in the broadest sense of the term. It is a book for dipping into...may be the last comprehensive treatment of fungal communities before the molecular revolution." -Meriel Jones, University of Liverpool, UK, Microbiology Today "... the scope of the work is tremendous. ... Excellent chapters providing overviews of methods ... provide a snap shot of the current approaches used to understand fungal communities at several levels of organization. This book should probably be on the shelf of every student of mycology, and many ecologists too. For all students, this book should be a valuable resource and source of inspiration." -Daniel Henk, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, in Inoculum, Vol. 59, No. 3, May 2008 "Thorough taxonomic and subject indices further aid the reader in navigating through multiple authors’ treatments of subjects of interest." - Anthony Amend, Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa in Economic Botany, V. 61 ? In all subjects in science, new findings and the use of new technologies allow us to develop an ever-greater understanding of our world. Expanded and updated coverage in the fourth edition includes: Adds new sections on Integrating Genomics and Metagenomics into Community Analysis, Recent Advances in Fungal Endophyte Research, Fungi in the Built Environment, and Fungal Signaling and Communication Includes a broader treatment of fungal communities in natural ecosystems with in-depth coverage of fungal adaptations to stress and conservation Expands coverage of the influence of climate change on fungi and the role of fungi in organically polluted ecosystems Includes contributions from scientists from 20 nations to illustrate a true global approach for bridging gaps between ecological concepts and mycology
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Author: Laura Whitworth,Henry Kimsey-House,Phil Sandahl

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3897495074

Category:

Page: 327

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Author: Herbert A. Simon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439136068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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In this fourth edition of his ground-breaking work, Herbert A. Simon applies his pioneering theory of human choice and administrative decision-making to concrete organizational problems. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication, Professor Simon enhances his timeless observations on the human decision-making process with commentaries examining new facets of organizational behavior. Investigating the impact of changing social values and modem technology on the operation of organizations, the new ideas featured in this revised edition update a book that has become a worldwide classic. Named by Public Administration Review as "Book of the Half Century," Administrative Behavior is considered one of the most influential books on social science thinking, and was referred to by the Nobel Committee as "epoch-making." Written for managers and other professionals who wish to understand the decision-making processes at the heart of organization and management, it is also essential reading for students in business and management, economics, sociology, psychology computer science, government, and law.
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Author: Linda Null,Pennsylvania State University Linda Null,Julia Lobur

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284033155

Category: Computers

Page: 900

View: 6213

Updated and revised to reflect the most current data in the field, perennial bestseller The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition is comprehensive enough to address all necessary organization and architecture topics, but concise enough to be appropriate for a single-term course. Its focus on real-world examples and practical applications encourages students to develop a "big-picture" understanding of how essential organization and architecture concepts are applied in the computing world. In addition to direct correlation with the ACM/IEEE CS2013 guidelines for computer organization and architecture, the text exposes readers to the inner workings of a modern digital computer through an integrated presentation of fundamental concepts and principles.The fully revised and updated Fourth Edition includes the most up-to-the-minute data and resources available and reflects current technologies, including tablets and cloud computing. All-new exercises, expanded discussions, and feature boxes in every chapter implement even more real-world applications and current data, and many chapters include all-new examples. A full suite of student and instructor resources, including a secure companion website, Lecture Outlines in PowerPoint Format, and an Instructor Manual, complement the text. This award-winning, best-selling text is the most thorough, student-friendly, and accessible text on the market today.Key Features:* The Fourth Edition is in direct correlation with the ACM/IEEE CS2013 guidelines for computer organization and architecture, in addition to integrating material from additional knowledge units. * All-new material on a variety of topics, including zetabytes and yottabytes, automatons, tablet computers, graphic processing units, and cloud computing* The MARIE Simulator package allows students to learn the essential concepts of computer organization and architecture, including assembly language, without getting caught up in unnecessary and confusing details.* Full suite of ancillary materials, including a secure companion website, PowerPoint lecture outlines, and an Instructor Manual* Bundled with an optional Intel supplement* Ideally suited for single-term courses
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