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Program Evaluation in a Complex Organizational System - 2847388818

138,82 zł

Program Evaluation in a Complex Organizational System Jossey Bass Wiley

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation focuses on evaluation in complex organizations. The themes that are examined the mainstreaming of evaluation within organizations, the growth of evaluation capacity, and the use of evaluation to promote organizational learning are relevant for evaluators who operate in environments marked by multiple organizational levels, varied funding streams, divergent purposes for evaluative information, and numerous stakeholders and organizational partners. The national Cooperative Extension System serves as a recurring case study that links the topics together. Cooperative Extension is a system of institutions that includes every state's land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local country governments. The linkages across professional communities and distinct institutions create a highly complex environment, presenting numerous challenges for evaluators working with community-based programs. Extension's experiences contribute to a rapidly evolving knowledge base about effective evaluation practice across a variety of organizational settings. This is the 120th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly thematic journal New Directions for Evaluation , an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes empirical, methodological, and theoretical works on all aspects of evaluation. Each issue is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by a guest editor or editors. Issues may take any of several forms, such as a series of related chapters, a debate, or a long article followed by brief critical commentaries.

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Knowledge Management in Organizations - 2844570163

229,41 zł

Knowledge Management in Organizations Oxford University Press

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Building on the success of the second edition, the third edition of Knowledge Management in Organizations presents a critical introduction to the subject. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, encompassing issues of strategy, structure, systems and human resource management, the text introduces the reader to the concept of knowledge before examining how, and whether, knowledge can be managed within the organizations in which we work. The third edition features a new section on intellectual capital accounting, increased discussion on the use of social networking technologies and significant updates to chapters on Knowledge Creation, Facilitating Knowledge Management via Culture Management, and Leadership, HRM and Knowledge Management. This accessible and engaging text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and incorporates a wealth of in-text learning features and examples in every chapter. International case studies throughout the text, which have been fully updated to reflect changes in the economic and political landscape since the previous edition, as well as new and emerging trends in the field, further illustrate knowledge management theory in a real-world business context. The text is supported by a fully integrated Online Resource Centre, offering additional resources for students and registered lecturers: For students: Additional case studies Web links For registered lecturers: Diagrams from the textbook Examples of exam questions Examples of essay/coursework questions Suggestions for classroom activities to facilitate discussion around the themes addressed in the book

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Tacit Knowledge in Organizations - 2834140449

306,36 zł

Tacit Knowledge in Organizations Sage Publications

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'Philippe Baumard has observed that strategic success seems to lie more in top managers' ability to use tacit knowledge than in their gaining or updating explicit knowledge' - William H Starbuck, New York University 'This important new book effectively illustrates how, in conditions of ambiguity, managers 'over-manage', i.e. rely too much on explicit plans and interpretations. Here, Philippe Baumard develops an alternative analysis and with it a new approach to management' - Frank Blackler, Lancaster University This landmark book delves below the surface of organizations in order to understand the complex processes of top managers' decision making. Philippe Baumard argues that the conventional, rational model of decision making ignores the tacit and intuitive processes that are often crucial in successful business outcomes. He demonstrates through his four central business cases how it is in times of uncertainty, rapid change and turbulence that the fate of companies is often determined, and it is at these times that managers' tacit knowledge and their ability to navigate ambiguous and complex situations is most critical.

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Designing Effective Organizations - 2826865093

406,79 zł

Designing Effective Organizations JOSSEY BASS

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Winner of the Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award 2002 'Goold and Campbell, leading thinkers on corporate-level strategy, have turned their attention to corporate-level organization design. They bring a rigor to this topic that will help managers wrestling with multiple reporting dimensions, decentralization and cross-unit co-ordination.' - Professor Gary Hamel, London Business School. Author of "Competing for the Future and Leading the Revolution". 'Campbell and Goold are renowned for discovering entirely new and useful dimensions to seemingly familiar business issues. This book is another shining example. It allows executives to replace politics and personality as the rationales for an organizational design with clear, effective logic and experience.' - Thomas H. Davenport, Director, Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. Author of "Process Innovation and Working Knowledge". 'A "must read" for managers and consultants. Redesigning the organization is the most powerful and fastest means for aligning decisions and behavior with strategic objectives. Goold and Campbell provide the best and most comprehensive framework for developing and testing the validity of an organizational structure I have seen in recent years. Based on years of research and experience they offer clear principles and a process to guide managers in the many design decisions and trade-offs involved in developing a more effective organization.' Professor Michael Beer, Harvard Business School. Author of "The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal". 'Books on organization design tend to fall into one of two categories: those that provide interesting concepts but not help on how to implement them and those that are full of check lists on implementation, based on sterile and over-simplified ideas. Michael Goold and Andrew Campbell have written perhaps the finest example of an exception I have ever seen - a very practical book, with detailed guidelines on implementation, yet based on a rich and sophisticated understanding of the real challenges of organization design. It will be of immense use to all careful readers.' - Professor Sumantra Ghoshal, London Business School. Author of "The Individualized Corporation and Managing Across Borders". 'As companies search for all sources of competitive advantage, many are discovering that the ability to organize and execute complex strategies is an important one. Campbell and Goold have again provided us with a good process through which leaders can give organizing its deserved focus.' - Professor Jay Galbraith, author of "Designing the Global Corporation". 'Campbell and Goold bring much needed clarity and precision to the language of organizational design and show how this can help managers avoid the misunderstandings and differing interpretations that frequently undermine new organization structures.' - Paul Coombes, Director, Organization Practice Area, McKinsey Company. 'Organization change is close to the top of many companies' agendas. Goold and Campbell's book equips you with ideas and frameworks to take on the journey. The real-world examples help make it both pragmatic and readable.' - Steve Russell, Chief Executive, The Boots Company plc. 'An impressive work. The taxonomy of organizational units and organigram symbols will be especially useful to managers working on structures.' - Philip Sadler, Patron, The Centre for Tomorrow's Company. Author of The Seamless Organization. 'Incredibly relevant in helping to pull together a complicated structure based around the dimensions of channels, products, customers and geography - immensely clear and valuable.' - David Roberts, Chief Executive, Personal Financial Services, Barclays plc. 'A welcome breakthrough in designing more effective corporate organization structures. The nine design tests of Goold and Campbell are a valuable addition to an otherwise sparse toolkit.' Jim Haymaker, Vice President, Strategy Business Development, Cargill Inc. Winner of the Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award 2002.

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Managing Change in Organizations - 2834156606

285,42 zł

Managing Change in Organizations PEARSON

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Managing Change in Organisations provides a practical and thorough overview of how effective change can be achieved in organizations. The text is ideal for advanced undergraduates, MBA and postgraduate students on courses in managing change and organisational change. Colin Carnall takes a strategic approach, outlining guidance and techniques for planning and implementing, evaluating and learning from major organizational change. Reviewing traditional and more recent critical theories, he also presents models and frameworks for change that are apt for the complex and fast-moving challenges of contemporary organizations.

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Global Complex Project Management - 2849523823

209,99 zł

Global Complex Project Management

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Economics, finance, business & management>Business & management>Management & management techniques>Proj...

This Completely Unique Reference Provides A New And Innovative Framework For More Effectively Managing Complex And Mission Critical Projects To Deliver Maximum Business Value To Organizations In Both The Public And Private Sectors Around The Globe.

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NFL's Critical Thinking Gone Astray. The Murder Charge Against Ray Lewis - 2844161632

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NFL's Critical Thinking Gone Astray. The Murder Charge Against Ray Lewis GRIN Verlag

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Sport - Sport Sociology, grade: A 98.0, Winthrop University, course: CRTW 201-H, language: English, abstract: The National Football League is one of the most famous organizations in the country. It is home to some of the most brilliant athletic legacies to call their own. College football stars dream of hearing their name announced on Monday night in front of thousands of screaming fans. Regular people, sports fans or not, know of, or have heard of, some of the football superstars that have reached stardom since playing in the NFL.§§The NFL has turned football into a more glamorous sport. The players and coaches have multi-million dollar contracts and live enchanting lifestyles, being the envy of every wide-eyed, football-loving fan. The players serve as spokes-men and role models for young students who turn out to be their biggest fans, aspiring to be just like them one day. Yet, these football greats are still normal people. They are just like us; they have families, drive to work, and even make mistakes.§§The difference between the NFL player's mistake and a mistake that an average person makes is that their mistake is broadcasted all over every great TV network, whereas our mistake is seen maybe by a handful of people. There have been numerous cases that have gone public with large mistakes made by NFL players. The fans of the players associated with the mistake were able to devise their own opinion; however, when the NFL stands behind one player accused for murder, the fans are more apt to stand behind him as well, forgetting all about their morals and justice.

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Is it sufficient only to rely on the Classical Model to practice - 2834139815

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Is it sufficient only to rely on the Classical Model to practice GRIN Verlag

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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, printed single-sided, grade: Distinction, University of Western Sydney (School of Management ), course: Human Resource Strategy, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In recent years an efficient personnel management became an indisputable fact for success and competitiveness of organizations. Personnel resources emerged to key resources for organizations because the capabilities of employees play a main role in strategic behaviour organizations and in turn cause in an influence of effectiveness of the strategy implementation process. Therefore human resources must become an integral component of the strategic planning process because an effective use of human resources is likely to give an organization a significant competitive advantage. Regarding to Beer, Spector, Lawrence, Quinn Mills and Walton the change in HRM can only be executed when general managers develop a viewpoint of how they wish to see employees involved in and developed by the enterprise, and of what HRM policies and practices might achieve these goals. Without either a central philosophy or a strategic view which can be provided only by general managers HRM is likely to remain a set of independent activities, each guided by its own practice tradition (1984, p. 4). For this reason there were pleas for developing HRM to a growing integral strategic dimension, the Strategic Human Resource Management . As an expansion of HRM it involves employees in the strategy formulation process and adjusts HRM to organizational strategy in order to guarantee an efficient strategy implementation (van Donk and Esser, 1992). But SHRM was characterized as an area of difficult definitions and contentious theory.Due to the described research up-to-dateness of dependency between organizational strategy and HRM the emphasis of this essay is a critical examination if only one model of organizational strategy, the Classical Approach is sufficient to practice HRM. By using a confrontation of the understanding and execution of further organizational strategy approaches and specialised HRS models this work attempts to find out if there is a need to have a broad and integrated understanding of these approaches and concepts to practice HRM respectively SHRM. In the following this work will regard to these issues and is going to begin with the definition of certain models of organizational and human resource strategy...

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Cultural Agility - 2826801472

186,42 zł

Cultural Agility Jossey Bass Wiley

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HR professionals' guide to creating a culturally agile talent pipeline Succeeding in today's global economy requires organizations to acquire, develop, and retain professionals who can operate effectively around the world, irrespective of country or culture. More than ever before, organizations need a pipeline of professionals who possess cultural agility, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully work in cross-cultural and international environments. As the competition for culturally agile talent grows, meeting this critical human resource challenge requires highly effective, cutting-edge talent management practices. With step-by-step guidance and evidence of effectiveness, this book offers those critical practices-many which can be implemented today. Includes how-to details for implementing talent management practices to build a pipeline of cultural agile professionals in any organization Features illustrative examples from a wide range of organizations, including the Peace Corps, the US Military, and many Fortune 500 companies Allows access to the Cultural Agility Self-Assessment (CASA), an interactive online assessment This book is a must-have resource for human resource professionals and all business leaders who know that the key to their organizations' success in today's complex global economy is their culturally agile human talent.

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J.R.R.Tolkien - 2842361444

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J.R.R.Tolkien Greenwood Press

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J.R.R. Tolkien: Six Decades of Criticism annotates over 1,600 reviews, articles, essays, books, and other commentary on the creator of Middle Earth. Author Judith A. Johnson also provides a bibliography of Tolkien novels, poems, interviews, and other published works; essays describing Tolkien's writings and summarizing the critical response to them; and an appendix listing Tolkien-related organizations, societies, and publications. American Libraries This bibliography of works by and about one of the foremost fantasy writers of the twentieth century contains notes on hundreds of reviews, articles, essays, theses, dissertations, and books. The book's organization is chronological, each chapter devoted to a particular era and time frame in the Tolkien history. Each chapter contains a brief introductory essay that describes works by Tolkien published within a particular time frame and summarizes the patterns or trends of critical response during the period covered. Following this is an alphabetical by title listing of works by Tolkien and a chronologically organized bibliography of Tolkien criticism. The final chapter offers a preview of the response of future critics to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The appendix offers a list of all Tolkien related organizations, societies, and publications. The indexes provide access to the Tolkien criticism by the name of the critic and by individual works.

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Sacred Wood - 2826845034

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Sacred Wood Martino Fine Books

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2015 Reprint of Original 1920 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Published in 1920, "The Sacred Wood" solidified T.S. Eliot's status as one of the preeminent critical voices of his generation. Containing the canonical "Tradition and the Individual Talent" as well as essays on Ben Johnson, Swinburne, and others, the collection shows Eliot working through a number of his most pressing critical interests: the necessary and inviolable bond between past and present literary achievement; the need for criticism that carefully attends to the integrity of a work of art, its essential relation of part to whole; and the concepts of poetic impersonality and the objective correlative. The central essay in "The Sacred Wood" is "Tradition and the Individual Talent." Most fascinating in an initial reading of this essay is Eliot's circling, complex definition of literary tradition. It is not, he claims, a dead collection of writings by dead poets, "a lump, an indiscriminate bolus"; neither is it a body of work from which a few personal favorites can be chosen as exemplars of excellence. Instead, it is a complete order, an organic body in which each part (individual poem) relates to and derives its significance from its place in the whole (tradition). Contents: Introduction -- The perfect critic -- Imperfect critics: Swinburne as critic, A romantic aristocrat, The local flavour, A note on the American critic, The French intelligence -- Tradition and the individual talent -- The possibility of a poetic drama -- Euripides and Professor Murray -- "Rhetoric" and poetic drama -- Notes on the blank verse of Christopher Marlowe -- Hamlet and his problems -- Ben Jonson -- Philip Massinger -- Swinburne as poet -- Blake -- Dante.

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First Things - 2839137490

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First Things Westview Press Inc

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In The Beginning: Critical Concepts for the Study of the Bible is not an introduction to biblical content in the traditional sense. This text asks students to think like critical biblical interpreters. Each essay presents important questions about the Bible and the complex nature of biblical interpretation and provides each student with the means to address these questions with skill and sophistication. These essays are neither exhaustive treatments of the respective topics nor are they intended to answer all of the questions surrounding the topics. To provide a foundation for future study, the author develops a process of thinking and learning by which students can begin to independently raise further questions and generate new and more creative insights. These sixteen essays are written for those who are beginning the critical study of the Bible. Aageson believes that in thinking seriously about the Bible, critical minds will be honed; and that in bringing passion and curiosity to the study, enduring wisdom may be achieved. Every student of the Bible should read this text.

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Usability Success Stories - 2826709248

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Usability Success Stories Gower Publishing Ltd

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People spend increasing amounts of time and effort interacting with complex hardware and software products. Some of the products we interact with are easy to learn and easy to remember. Some are even a pleasure to use. Others are hard to learn, hard to use, and frustrate us at every turn. But it is not just the user that pays the cost in such cases. Poor usability also imposes significant costs on the producer of the product. Companies that make hard-to-use products incur higher support costs, spend more on rework, and have less satisfied customers. These outcomes can be avoided by applying the techniques of usability engineering during product development. This book shows how usability engineers can do this by studying users' needs and abilities, designing the product accordingly, and verifying the design through additional testing with users. Despite the positive return on investment for usability engineering activities, many organizations view usability engineering as a non-critical part of the product development process. This book seeks to change this by relating a number of cases where usability engineering contributed significantly to the solution of a business problem. Evidence is drawn from experiences within a range of private and public sector organizations showing how usability work can best be organized and executed within a business environment. The organizational factors that facilitate or impede the application of usability engineering are also discussed. The book clearly explains the barriers to be overcome as well as highlighting the factors promoting success. A wide range of applications are covered, including web-based e-commerce, mobile devices, medical devices and software, process control management systems, financial services applications, and consumer desktop applications. "Usability Success Stories" provides a valuable guide for business managers and technical staff as well as to practitioners within the field itself.

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John Cage - 2826825448

107,41 zł

John Cage The MIT Press

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John Cage (1912--1992) defined a radical practice of composition that changed the course of modern music and shaped a new conceptual horizon for postwar art. Famous for his use of chance and "silence" in musical works, a pioneer in electronic music and the nonstandard use of instruments, Cage was one of the most influential composers of the last century. This volume traces a trajectory of writings on the artist, from the earliest critical reactions to the scholarship of today. If the first writing on Cage in the American context, often written by close associates with Cage's involvement, seemed lacking in critical distance, younger scholars--a generation removed--have recently begun to approach the legacy from a new perspective, with more developed theoretical frameworks and greater skepticism. This book captures that evolution. The texts include discussions of Cage's work in the context of the New Music scene in Germany in the 1950s; Yvonne Rainer's essay looking back on Cage and New York experimentalism of the 1960s; a complex and original mapping of Cage's place in a wider avant-garde genealogy that includes Le Corbusier and Moholy-Nagy; a musicologist's account of Cage's process of defining and formalizing his concept of indeterminacy; and an analysis of Cage's project that considers his strategies of self-representation as key to his unique impact on modern and postmodern art.

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Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics - 2826830368

239,41 zł

Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics Oxford University Press

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Business ethics raises many important philosophical issues. A first set of issues concerns the methodology of business ethics. What is the role of ethical theory in business ethics? To what extent, if at all, can thinking in business ethics be enhanced by philosophy, so as to provide real moral guidance? Another set of issues involves questions regarding markets, capitalism, and economic justice. There are related concerns about the nature of business organizations and the responsibilities they have to their members, owners, and society. The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics is a comprehensive treatment of the field of business ethics as seen from a philosophical approach. The volume consists of 24 essays that survey the field of business ethics in a broad and accessible manner, covering all major topics about the relationship between ethical theory and business ethics. The chapters are written by accomplished philosophers who offer a systematic interpretation of their topics and discuss various moral controversies and dilemmas that plague business relationships and government-business relationships. Readers are thus presented with the major views that define the topic of the essay with critical discussions of those views, as well as topical bibliographies that identify key works in the field. In addition to philosophers who work in this area, the volume will be of interest to those in business and society seeking an up-to-date resource on this vital field. "This book is intended to provide an overview of the state of the field of philosophical business ethics. And Brenkert and Beauchamp are to be commended for having put together a collection of contributors and topics that is well-suited for this goal. The contributors are all first-rate scholars who have made important contributions to business ethics or cognate fields. They are also admirably diverse in age, ideology, and methodological approach, thus providing readers with a good glimpse into the wide range of scholarship that characterizes the field. The book will obviously be of interest to those for whom philosophical business ethics is a main area of interest. But the entries are clear and accessible enough to make the book of special value to at least two other groups: those whose approach to business ethics is not primarily philosophical will find here a useful 'crash course' in an alternative methodological approach to their own subject, and those philosophers who are not primarily interested in business ethics will be treated to a volume that makes clear the connection between business ethics and more standard philosophical subjects, and that will almost certainly provide them with new ways of thinking about both business ethics and other topics in value theory and political philosophy that are connected with business ethics in ways they might not have previously recognized. The selection of topics is also admirably comprehensive." - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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