Learning To Think Strategically

Autor: Julia Sloan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750678798
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Offers an, until now, unexamined accout of the inextricably-linked relationship between strategic thinking and learning.

Strategic Learning And Leading Change

Autor: Stephen John
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750682884
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Structured in 3 parts, Part 1 discusses the globalization of businesses and its impact on their strategy, structure, operating processes, and culture. Part 2 take an in-depth look at APC, a European based Pharma company committed to building a global team based organization, and how they reinvented the Pharma business model. Part III shows how global companies are reinventing Human Resources and examines the role of the HR function in today's global organizations. Some business commentators and business leaders have expressed little confidence in HR living up to everyone's expectations. The author presents several examples of companies that are earning the respect of the CEO's team and earning their seat as business partners at the strategy table. • Shows business leaders how to improve strategy execution by increasing capability & effectiveness in strategy formulation, communication, goal alignment and innovation • Examines the role of HR as a business partner and the interaction with the board • Practical case studies incorporating performance management, talent management and leadership development

A Leader S Guide To Leveraging Diversity

Autor: Terrence Earl Maltbia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750678925
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Leveraging Diversity: Strategic Learning Capabilities for Breakthrough Performance is designed to help business leaders and diversity practitioners alike conquer the complexity and take advantage of the opportunities associated with working productively with diversity. The book presents a clear direction for building the strategic learning capabilities needed to create and sustain adaptive organizations that effectively respond to today's competitive demands. It provides a practical guide that features a variety of proven learning practices for leveraging diversity with case examples and planning tools. The book is structured in four parts and each chapter addresses one of the three strategic learning capabilities: contextual awareness, conceptual clarity, and taking informed action. Each chapter presents cutting edge practices in support of building the targeted learning capability. They contain case examples and sample tools to assist the reader as they internalize the practices and provide guidelines for applying the tools to their specific work situations. In the final part of the book, the reader is introduced to the three critical success factors necessary to support the successful execution of the strategic learning capabilities for leveraging diversity examined in this book. Whether the reader is new to diversity work or wishes to learn how to further leverage existing diversity initiatives with other strategically important business priorities, this book provides a comprehensive blueprint for navigating the complex and changing nature of situations involving diversity. * Integrates practical lessons from leading diversity experts * Places strategic learning at the core of leveraging diversity * Provides a comprehensive blueprint for navigating the complex and changing nature of situations involving diversity.

Rethinking Maps

Autor: Martin Dodge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134043856
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Maps are changing. They have become important and fashionable once more. Rethinking Maps brings together leading researchers to explore how maps are being rethought, made and used, and what these changes mean for working cartographers, applied mapping research, and cartographic scholarship. It offers a contemporary assessment of the diverse forms that mapping now takes and, drawing upon a number of theoretic perspectives and disciplines, provides an insightful commentary on new ontological and epistemological thinking with respect to cartography. This book presents a diverse set of approaches to a wide range of map forms and activities in what is presently a rapidly changing field. It employs a multi-disciplinary approach to important contemporary mapping practices, with chapters written by leading theorists who have an international reputation for innovative thinking. Much of the new research around mapping is emerging as critical dialogue between practice and theory and this book has chapters focused on intersections with play, race and cinema. Other chapters discuss cartographic representation, sustainable mapping and visual geographies. It also considers how alternative models of map creation and use such as open-source mappings and map mash-up are being creatively explored by programmers, artists and activists. There is also an examination of the work of various ‘everyday mappers’ in diverse social and cultural contexts. This blend of conceptual chapters and theoretically directed case studies provides an excellent resource suited to a broad spectrum of researchers, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in human geography, GIScience and cartography, visual anthropology, media studies, graphic design and computer graphics. Rethinking Maps is a necessary and significant text for all those studying or having an interest in cartography.

New Frontiers In Entrepreneurship

Autor: David B. Audretsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441900586
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The volume presents and discusses a variety of recent developments and achievements in research on entrepreneurship. It focuses on the strategic aspects of entrepreneurship and new firm creation, and brings together the insights of an array of experts.

Understanding Global Sexualities

Autor: Peter Aggleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136278125
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Over the course of the past thirty years, there has been an explosion of work on sexuality, both conceptually and methodologically. From a relatively limited, specialist field, the study of sexuality has expanded across a wide range of social sciences. Yet as the field has grown, it has become apparent that a number of leading edge critical issues remain. This theory-building book explores some of the areas in which there is major and continuing debate, for example, about the relationship between sexuality and gender; about the nature and status of heterosexuality; about hetero- and homo-normativity; about the influence and intersection of class, race, age and other factors in sexual trajectories, identities and lifestyles; and about how best to understand the new forms of sexuality that are emerging in both rich world and developing world contexts. With contributions from leading and new scholars and activists from across the globe, this book highlights tensions or ‘flash-points’ in contemporary debate, and offers some innovative ways forward in terms of thinking about sexuality – both theoretically and with respect to policy and programme development. An extended essay by Henrietta Moore introduces the volume, and an afterword by Jeffrey Weeks offers pointers for the future. The contributors bring together a range of experiences and a variety of disciplinary perspectives in engaging with three key themes of sexual subjectivity and global transformations, sexualities in practice, and advancing new thinking on sexuality in policy and programmatic contexts. It is of interest to students, researchers and activists in sexuality, sexual health and gender studies, especially those working from public health, sociological and anthropological perspectives.

Erotic Performance And Spectatorship

Autor: Katy Pilcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317393740
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Erotic dance is one of the most contentious issues in feminist debates today and a source of fascination in media and popular cultural representations. Yet, why is it that we currently know so little about those who perform erotic dance for female customers, or the experiences of these spectators themselves? The result of a unique investigation within two of the UK’s leisure venues, Erotic Performance and Spectatorship seeks to rectify the aforementioned lack of insight. Through vivid ethnographies of a lesbian leisure venue and a male strip show, Pilcher’s research advances key debates about the gender and sexual politics of erotic dance, whilst simultaneously relating these to debates about the sex industry more widely. This book also subverts previous assumptions that only women perform erotic dance and only men spectate. Thus, this book stands out amongst other academic accounts, developing the debate beyond the established focus on erotic dance as either empowering or degrading. This new contribution to the study of erotic dance – which provides a fresh theoretical perspective combining queer and feminist theorising, in addition to rich empirical evidence – will appeal to academic researchers and both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the fields of sociology, gender studies, sexuality studies, gay & lesbian studies, feminism and other neighbouring disciplines. It will also be of interest to feminist and sex work activists, policy makers, and practitioners.

The Chaos Frontier

Autor: Ralph D. Stacey
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483164020
File Size: 69,46 MB
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The Chaos Frontier: Creative Strategic Control for Business presents the effective ways of managing and controlling innovative organizations in chaotic times. This book discusses the theories of chaos and self-organization developed by mathematicians, biologists, chemists, and physicists. Organized into four parts encompassing 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the scientific sense of chaos as those systems driven by certain types of perfectly orderly laws capable of behaving in a manner that is random and therefore inherently unpredictable over the long term. This text then examines the key elements that managers need to incorporate into a dynamic model of managing if they are to design effective actions in a turbulent business world. Other chapters consider organizational effectiveness and the ability to sustain competitive capability. The final chapter deals with creative interaction between a business and the other organizations and people that are its environment. This book is a valuable resource for managers.