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Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation

  • 1st Edition
  • September 9, 2016
  • Eric C Jones + 1 more
  • English
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Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation covers systematic social network analysis and how people and institutions function in disasters, after disasters, and the ways they adapt to hazard settings. As hazards become disasters, the opportunities and constraints for maintaining a safe and secure life and livelihood become too strained for many people. Anecdotally, and through many case studies, we know that social interactions exacerbate or mitigate those strains, necessitating a concerted, intellectual effort to understand the variation in how ties within, and outside, communities respond and are affected by hazards and disasters.

Building the Agile Enterprise

  • 2nd Edition
  • September 8, 2016
  • Fred A. Cummins
  • English
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Building the Agile Enterprise with Capabilities, Collaborations and Values, Second Edition covers advances that make technology more powerful and pervasive while, at the same time, improving alignment of technology with business. Using numerous examples, illustrations, and case studies, Fred Cummins, an industry expert, author and former fellow with EDS and Hewlett Packard, updates his first edition incorporating the following industry developments: The ubiquitous use of the Internet along with intelligent, mobile devices, which have enabled everyone and everything to be connected anytime, anywhere The emergence of a “business architecture” discipline that has driven improvements in business design and transformation practices The development of CMMN (Case Management Model and Notation) that will provide automation to support the collaboration of knowledge workers and managers The development of VDML (Value Delivery Modeling Language) that supports modeling of business design from a management perspective The importance of “big data” management and analysis as a new source of insight into evolution of the business and the ecosystem How the architecture of the agile enterprise and business modeling change enterprise governance, management and innovation Building the Agile Enterprise with Capabilities, Collaborations and Values, Second Edition is a must have reference for business leaders, CTOs; business architects, information systems architects and business process modeling professionals who wish to close the gap between strategic planning and business operations as well as the gap between business and IT and enhance the creation and delivery of business value.

East Asian Business in the New World

  • 1st Edition
  • September 7, 2016
  • Shaomin Li
  • English
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East Asian Business in the New World: Helping Old Economies Revitalize discusses how to conduct business in East Asia. The main objective of the book is to help American workers and businesses gain competitive advantages in a global marketplace in which the emerging Asian economies are rapidly becoming major players. The American economy appears to be on decline, especially relative to the rapidly rising economies in places such as China. To revitalize the American economy and those of the ‘old world’, we must pay close attention to the economies with which America competes. The objective of this book is two-fold, with an initial focus on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in East Asia that includes tactics that will help readers understand Asian economies and business practices so that they can compete more successfully in the region. Secondly, the book seeks to teach readers how the U.S. can learn from East Asia in revitalizing its own economy. This is what sets the book apart as it analyzes the social institutions in major Asian countries, including the political, economic, and cultural institutions, and then compares them with the institutions in the U.S., identifying the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. institutions and providing strategic and policy recommendations that may help the U.S. economy and American firms compete in the global marketplace.

Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council

  • 1st Edition
  • August 31, 2016
  • Alexandrina Maria Pauceanu
  • English
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Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Entrepreneurship in the Gulf Cooperation Council promotes a practical approach to starting businesses, and is useful not only for students, but also to anyone seeking practical insights on the essential aspects of entrepreneurship. As a wide-ranging introduction to theories and their applications, the book covers business plans, feasibility studies, and sources of startup funds. Case studies from GCC countries make the book a useful source of guidelines for starting and managing a business.

The Data and Analytics Playbook

  • 1st Edition
  • August 12, 2016
  • Lowell Fryman + 2 more
  • English
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The Data and Analytics Playbook: Proven Methods for Governed Data and Analytic Quality explores the way in which data continues to dominate budgets, along with the varying efforts made across a variety of business enablement projects, including applications, web and mobile computing, big data analytics, and traditional data integration. The book teaches readers how to use proven methods and accelerators to break through data obstacles to provide faster, higher quality delivery of mission critical programs. Drawing upon years of practical experience, and using numerous examples and an easy to understand playbook, Lowell Fryman, Gregory Lampshire, and Dan Meers discuss a simple, proven approach to the execution of multiple data oriented activities. In addition, they present a clear set of methods to provide reliable governance, controls, risk, and exposure management for enterprise data and the programs that rely upon it. In addition, they discuss a cost-effective approach to providing sustainable governance and quality outcomes that enhance project delivery, while also ensuring ongoing controls. Example activities, templates, outputs, resources, and roles are explored, along with different organizational models in common use today and the ways they can be mapped to leverage playbook data governance throughout the organization.

OCEB 2 Certification Guide

  • 2nd Edition
  • July 15, 2016
  • Tim Weilkiens + 3 more
  • English
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OCEB 2 Certification Guide, Second Edition has been updated to cover the new version 2 of the BPMN standard and delivers expert insight into BPM from one of the developers of the OCEB Fundamental exam, offering full coverage of the fundamental exam material for both the business and technical tracks to further certification. The first study guide prepares candidates to take—and pass—the OCEB Fundamental exam, explaining and building on basic concepts, focusing on key areas, and testing knowledge of all critical topics with sample questions and detailed answers. Suitable for practitioners, and those newer to the field, this book provides a solid grounding in business process management based on the authors’ own extensive BPM consulting experiences.

Asia Pacific Human Resource Management and Organisational Effectiveness

  • 1st Edition
  • June 22, 2016
  • Alan Nankervis + 2 more
  • English
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Asia Pacific Human Resource Management and Organisational Effectiveness: Impacts on Practice explores the concepts and applications of strategic human resource management (SHRM) theory on the roles and practices of human resource professionals employed in organizations across the Asia Pacific region. It blends new conceptual frameworks with empirical evidence, case illustrations, and company examples from a variety of countries in the region, exploring the economic, political, socio-cultural, demographic, and professional dimensions of the topic. Country studies (for example, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Korea and Australia) are included, examining the relationships between SHRM and talent management, knowledge workers, quality of work and human capital management in the Asian region.

Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2016
  • Jay Liebowitz
  • English
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Successes and Failures of Knowledge Management highlights examples from across multiple industries, demonstrating where the practice has been implemented well—and not so well—so others can learn from these cases during their knowledge management journey. Knowledge management deals with how best to leverage knowledge both internally and externally in organizations to improve decision-making and facilitate knowledge capture and sharing. It is a critical part of an organization’s fabric, and can be used to increase innovation, improve organizational internal and external effectiveness, build the institutional memory, and enhance organizational agility. Starting by establishing KM processes, measures, and metrics, the book highlights ways to be successful in knowledge management institutionalization through learning from sample mistakes and successes. Whether an organization is already implementing KM or has been reluctant to do so, the ideas presented will stimulate the application of knowledge management as part of a human capital strategy in any organization.

Business Intelligence Strategy and Big Data Analytics

  • 1st Edition
  • April 7, 2016
  • Steve Williams
  • English
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Business Intelligence Strategy and Big Data Analytics is written for business leaders, managers, and analysts - people who are involved with advancing the use of BI at their companies or who need to better understand what BI is and how it can be used to improve profitability.  It is written from a general management perspective, and it draws on observations at 12 companies whose annual revenues range between $500 million and $20 billion.  Over the past 15 years, my company has formulated vendor-neutral business-focused BI strategies and program execution plans in collaboration with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics companies, insurers, investment companies, credit unions, and utilities, among others.  It is through these experiences that we have validated business-driven BI strategy formulation methods and identified common enterprise BI program execution challenges. In recent years, terms like “big data” and “big data analytics” have been introduced into the business and technical lexicon.  Upon close examination, the newer terminology is about the same thing that BI has always been about: analyzing the vast amounts of data that companies generate and/or purchase in the course of business as a means of improving profitability and competitiveness.  Accordingly, we will use the terms BI and business intelligence throughout the book, and we will discuss the newer concepts like big data as appropriate.  More broadly, the goal of this book is to share methods and observations that will help companies achieve BI success and thereby increase revenues, reduce costs, or both.

Building a Travel Risk Management Program

  • 1st Edition
  • March 31, 2016
  • Charles Brossman
  • English
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Building a Travel Risk Management Program: Traveler Safety and Duty of Care for Any Organization helps business and security professionals effectively manage traveler risk by showing them how to build a complete travel risk program. While global corporate travel risks are increasing exponentially, many security and business managers are not well-versed in the rapidly changing global landscape of travel risk, nor do they fully realize the multitude of risks their companies face if they don’t comply with their legal obligations—“duty of care"—for protecting their employees from foreseeable harm, which can cost a company in the form of extensive fines, productivity loss, business interruptions, stock price loss, litigation, and even potential bankruptcy. This book is the first to bridge the gap between the topics of travel management, security, and risk management. It serves as a reference point for working with other departments, including human resources and legal, paving the way for better internal cooperation for travel managers and security managers. In addition, it helps organizations craft a travel risk management program for their unique needs that incorporates the most important policies and procedures that help them comply with legal obligations.