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Europe as a Stronger Global Actor

Europe as a Stronger Global Actor
  • Author : Simon Duke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-10
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9781349949458
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Summary : This book considers the principal challenges facing the European Union, which has been buffeted by a series of profound crises, both internal and external. These range from the future of Ukraine, the Union’s reactions to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, how to help stabilize countries to its south, and relations with the United States. The core argument is that the EU lacks a meta-narrative that could indicate priorities and linkages between the various continental, regional, national and thematic strategies. As a result, the EU often appears to be a confusing and even contradictory actor to many international partners. In response to these challenges the EU needs to develop a deeper sense of strategic awareness and confidence so that it may give a more convincing response to fundamental questions about the Union’s role, purpose and identity in a changing world.

Strategic Challenges and Strategic Responses

Strategic Challenges and Strategic Responses
  • Author : Jifu Wang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-31
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9781780632285
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Summary : This book focuses on the strategic challenges, strategic responses, and strategies for China's state-owned enterprises (SOE), which face significant challenges from a nationwide economic transformation towards a market economy, from rapid globalization and from increasing industrial competition. The book is based on research which has identified the dominant challenges and forces for change in China, the nature of SOE responses to those forces, and SOE performance in making the necessary transformations to compete in a global business environment. Includes a detailed discussion of a methodology for study in an emerging economy Key holistic model included (developed on the concept of business strategy), which has proved to be an effective analytical tool in studying the patterns of strategic behaviours of SOEs in the research of emerging economies Critical case analyses on six major Chinese SOE players in different industries

Commoditization and the Strategic Response

Commoditization and the Strategic Response
  • Author : Andrew Holmes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-23
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9781317163756
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Summary : Organizations and those who work within them are under attack from the increasingly pervasive impacts of commoditization. With little to distinguish one company's products and services from another or one person's skills and capabilities from the next, organizations and workers alike are finding themselves trapped in the me-too hell of commoditization. For many this means the survival of the cheapest, as price becomes the principal basis for decision making. For others it requires them to think creatively to avoid the trap of commoditization, even though this may only provide a temporary respite. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Holmes sets out why commoditization represents such a clear and present danger to every corporation and all white-collar workers. Starting with the nature of the commodities we are familiar with such as coal and cotton, Holmes moves on to describe how commoditization is affecting entire industries and is increasingly touching the work of the professional classes. The evidence is both fascinating and compelling and it is clear that the impacts of commoditization are far reaching. The author also outlines the impact of commoditization on an organization's strategy towards brand, supply chain, value chain, innovation, pricing and competition. He explores the implications for skills, attitudes and behaviours in the workplace before describing a series of strategies for avoiding the risk and exploiting the opportunities offered by a new commoditized world, such as outsourcing, innovation, offshoring, mergers and acquisitions, divestments and first mover advantage. Holmes offers organizations and white-collar workers a range of strategic responses which can be used to combat its worst impacts. And as commoditization continues to make inroads into the corporate and working worlds, this book will be an invaluable companion to addressing the challenges which it presents.

Strategic Responses to Crime

Strategic Responses to Crime
  • Author : Melchor de Guzman,Aiedeo Mintie Das,Dilip K. Das
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-17
  • Total pages :365
  • ISBN : 9781420076691
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Summary : Every year, esteemed scholars and practitioners meet at the International Police Executive Symposium to discuss contemporary issues in policing and share ideas about effective strategies in their jurisdictions. Drawn from the proceedings at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting held in Turkey and updated with new developments since the conference, Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally describes how local police agencies are addressing issues of crime that have global implications. With contributions from a diverse panel of experts, the book combines scholarly perspectives with those of practitioners and explores issues in various cultural settings worldwide. Topics discussed include: Community policing and police innovations such as safety and security councils Performance management systems in police organizations Efforts to combat drug cultivation and trafficking International terrorism and individuals’ motivations for joining terrorist organizations Approaches for handling and policing the mentally ill in accordance with human rights concerns Cybercrime and child sexual abuse Crime scene assessment, information gathering, and case development and management Jurisprudence, law, and empirical research related to racial profiling in the United States Computer technology and crime analysis tools and models Emerging police administration strategies Combining empirical evidence from scholarly studies with in-the-trenches experience from practitioners, this volume assembles critical insight into a range of issues relevant to policing in the 21st century.

Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific

Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific
  • Author : Simon Marginson,Sarjit Kaur,Erlenawati Sawir
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-21
  • Total pages :466
  • ISBN : 9400715005
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Summary : This survey provides unprecedented scope and detail of analysis on higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. In this era of global integration, convergence and comparison, the balance of power in worldwide higher education is shifting. In less than two decades the Asia-Pacific region has come to possess the largest and fastest growing higher education sector on Earth. The countries of East and Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific together enrol 50 million tertiary students, compared to 14 million in 1991, and will soon conduct a third of all research and development. In China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore, ‘world-class’ universities are emerging at breakneck pace, fostered by modernizing governments that see knowledge and skills as key to a future shaped equally by East and West, and supported by families deeply committed to education. But not all Asia-Pacific countries are on this path, not all reforms are effective, and there are marked differences between nations in levels of resources, educational participation, research, state controls and academic freedom. Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic responses to globalization provides an authoritative survey of tertiary education in this diverse and dynamic region. Its 23 chapters, written by authors from a dozen different countries, focus successively on the Asia-Pacific as a whole, the strategies of individual universities, and national policies and strategies in response to the global challenge.

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change
  • Author : Michael Shapiro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05
  • Total pages :101
  • ISBN : 9781437911183
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Summary : There remains significant uncertainty about the exact scope and timing of climate change-related impacts on water resources, but the National Water Program and its partners need to assess emerging climate change information, evaluate potential impacts of climate change on water programs, and identify needed responses. This report is an initial effort to evaluate how best to meet our clean water and safe drinking water goals in the context of a changing climate. The ideas and response actions outlined here are the product of a cooperative effort among the EPA water program managers in national and Regional offices. A wide range of stakeholders participated in initial ¿listening session¿ meetings. Illustrations.

Global Strategy

Global Strategy
  • Author : Mike Peng
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-10-17
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 9781111807214
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Summary : GLOBAL STRATEGY is the first textbook of it’s kind specifically written for the Capstone Management course for International Business programs and Strategic Management courses with a global emphasis. While the few other available international strategy texts focus on how to manage larger, multinational enterprises, Mike Peng’s GLOBAL STRATEGY, Second Edition, offers several new perspectives. These include a broadened definition of global strategy; comprehensive and innovative coverage; in-depth and consistent explanations of cutting-edge research; and an interesting and accessible way to engage students. The text uses the strategy tripod--analyzing strategy from the industry-, institution-, and resource-based views--to answer the question: What determines the success or failure of firms around the globe? Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Disruptive Challenges

Disruptive Challenges
  • Author : Peter Kind
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :19
  • ISBN : OCLC:840608732
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Transforming Organizations

Transforming Organizations
  • Author : Timothy George Kotnour
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-28
  • Total pages :163
  • ISBN : 1439805768
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Summary : Seven Common Questions that Define Organizational Transformations Why does an organization need to transform? What is a transformation? What challenges does a transformation create? How can you respond to the transformation and its challenges? What are your leadership roles in a transformation? What principles can help guide your strategic thinking? What is a systematic process to manage your transformation strategy? Pursuing excellence while doing more with less is a common theme driving organizational transformations. So, how do you make this work? You need a framework and a roadmap for transforming organizations to a higher level of performance. Transforming Organizations: Strategies and Methods supplies this framework, addressing the seven common questions related to an organizational transformation. Based on lessons learned during the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) transformation from 1995 to 2003, the book does not provide silver bullet methods, but rather an understanding of what did and did not work. It then explores how to apply that understanding to the transformation of virtually any organization. The author addresses common transformation questions and provides a summary of lessons learned from KSC. He explores in detail how to deal with a transformation and concludes by connecting the dots into a holistic model that demonstrates how all of the information comes together to meet one common goal. This information can then be used to develop strategies and methods for an organization’s unique transformation.

International Competition and Strategic Response in the Textile Industries SInce 1870

International Competition and Strategic Response in the Textile Industries SInce 1870
  • Author : Mary B. Rose
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-05
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781136619151
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Summary : This book of essays, which draws on the expertise of leading textile scholars in Britain and the United States, focuses on the problem of and responses to foreign competition in textiles from the late nineteenth century to the present day. A short introductory essay by the editor is followed by a survey of the debates surrounding the British cotton industry, foreign competition and competitive advantage. The other essays consider various aspects of that competition, including textile machine-making, Lancashire perceptions of the rise of Japan during the inter-war period and responses to foreign competition in the British cotton industry since 1945, whilst others deal with the decline and rise of merchanting in UK textiles and European competition in woollen yarn and cloth from 1870 to 1914. A recurring theme in a number of the essays is Japanese competitive advantage in textiles. The book is unique since although there are numerous books dealing with the problems of British staple industries, none focuses primarily on the issue of competition, its sources and responses, nor on textiles in general rather than a single industry. Moreover, since the scope is international rather than limited only to the UK, it follows recent trends in British busines history away from single company case studies towards a more thematic, comparative approach. In addition, the international authorship of these papers gives this book, first published in 1991, wide appeal.

When Firms Change Direction

When Firms Change Direction
  • Author : Anne Sigismund Huff,James Oran Huff,with Pamela Barr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-01-11
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0199770859
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Summary : Firms within the same competitive environment (industry) respond in different ways to changing environmental (competitive) conditions. The authors of this book argue that the strategy field has not found answers to the questions that flow from this observation. They answer these questions by using what they call a "cognitively anchored theory of strategic change."

Strategic Responses on Population Ageing in Regional Policy

Strategic Responses on Population Ageing in Regional Policy
  • Author : Andrzej Klimczuk
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :5
  • ISBN : OCLC:1190376218
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Summary : Abstract: Population ageing is one of the key processes affecting the development of European Union countries. The aim of this paper is an indication of the possibility of collective action against this challenge at the regional level. Article describe assumptions and recommendations for strategic management which taking into account the cooperation of entities from public sector (local governments), market sector (business) and social sector (NGOs). Closer analyses will be conducted on two examples of initiatives from European Union: the Regions for All Ages programme and network organization [email protected] - Silver Economy Network of European Regions. The summary will indicate possible directions of further research

Handbook of Strategic Management, Second Edition,

Handbook of Strategic Management, Second Edition,
  • Author : Jack Rabin,Gerald J. Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-05-16
  • Total pages :848
  • ISBN : 0824703391
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Summary : Revised and updated for the second edition, the Handbook of Strategic Management provides a set of broad-based bibliographic essays on strategic management. It covers synoptic approaches, complexity theory, organizational capacity, financing strategy, networks, and chaos theory and offers an in-depth look the use of strategic management in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The National Institute of Personnel Management called this book "...the most comprehensive single-source treatment of strategic management." New topics discuss the role of strategic management in political decision making, uncertainty, the absence of strategy, productivity, teamwork, leadership, and change.

Meeting the Global Challenge

Meeting the Global Challenge
  • Author : Jerry Dermer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037692640
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Strategic Issues Management

Strategic Issues Management
  • Author : Robert L. Heath
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-07-30
  • Total pages :410
  • ISBN : 0803970358
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Summary : Written to position issues management in the strategic planning and management efforts by staff and executives, the author of this volume argues that issues management is not one of many communication functions, but a management function that can entail use of public policy resources to achieve harmony with key publics. Issues management is vital to organizations' strategic management. It entails understanding and achieving high standards of corporate responsibility by listening to and acknowledging the soundness of key publics' opinions.

Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations

Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations
  • Author : O'Sullivan, Kevin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-08-31
  • Total pages :428
  • ISBN : 9781599046327
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Summary : "This book presents a comprehensive set of investigations of a wide range of environmental factors, both internal and external, that contribute to the key challenge of complexity in KM. These factors include culture, technology, communications, infrastructure, and learning and leadership structures"--Provided by publisher.

Educating Chinese–Heritage Students in the Global–Local Nexus

Educating Chinese–Heritage Students in the Global–Local Nexus
  • Author : Guofang Li,Wen Ma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-14
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781315394527
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Summary : Weaving together a richly diverse range of student voices, perspectives, and insights, this collection of studies from around the world offers the educational community a better understanding of K-12 and adult Chinese–heritage students’ languages, cultures, identities, motivations, achievements, and challenges in various cross-cultural settings outside North America. Specifically, it addresses these overarching questions: What are Chinese–heritage students’ experiences in language and education in and outside schools? How do they make sense of their multiple ethnic and sociocultural identities? What unique educational challenges and difficulties do they encounter as they acculturate, socialize, and integrate in their host country? What are their common struggles and coping strategies? What are the instructional practices that work for these learners in their specific contexts? What educational implications can be drawn to inform their teachers, fellow students, parents, and their educational communities in a global context? Individual chapters employ different theoretical frameworks and methodological instruments to wrestle with these questions and critical issues faced by Chinese–heritage learners.

Military Strategy in the 21st Century

Military Strategy in the 21st Century
  • Author : Janne Haaland Matlary,Rob Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-26
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1787383911
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Summary : What is military strategy today? In an era when European states seek to de-escalate and avoid armed conflict, and where politicians fear the consequences of protracted operations or tactical hazards, does military strategy have any relevance? This is the first volume to examine current military risks and threats for NATO from a military strategy vantage point. Which strategies are needed? Is ways-ends-means thinking possible as a strategic template today? The contributors probe the relative importance, utility and options of military strategy across NATO as it confronts a variety of challenges old and new, as hybrid threats, new nuclear risks and conventional force combine in complex ways. They also examine what military strategy and military integration really mean, when NATO's multilateral framework is being weakened by degrees of self-interest. They analyse the USA's political and military role in Europe, and assess military strategic responses to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the Middle East. Moreover, they study the role of member states' military strategy set against Article 5 and non-Article 5 risks and threats, and explore how European states devise and implement military strategic options. This book makes a clear assessment of political level strategy and its implications for military integration.

Strategic Asia 2012-13: China's Military Challenge

Strategic Asia 2012-13: China's Military Challenge
  • Author : Ashley J. Tellis,Dan Blumenthal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :407
  • ISBN : 9780981890432
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Summary : In Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge, leading experts assess and forecast the impact of China’s growing military capabilities. What are China’s strategic aims? What are the challenges and opportunities facing the United States? How is the region responding to China’s military power and to the U.S. policy of “strategic rebalancing”?

Strategic Management in the Media

Strategic Management in the Media
  • Author : Lucy Küng
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-04-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780857022981
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Summary : "This book provides vital insights into the elements of strategy and their application to media firms. Solidly grounded in theory but not pedantic, it is essential reading for those who make or wish to comprehend choices of media companies." - Robert Picard, University of Jönköping "Insightful, contextually analytical, yet easy to comprehend, Strategic Management in the Media successfully applies the adaptive and interpretative areas of strategic theory in the media sectors. It provides a unique perspective in which common themes linking media strategy and industry environment are thoughtfully discussed." - Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida "...an invaluable asset for students of media management. The use of pertinent examples and case studies throughout brings the analysis to life and contributes to a highly readable introduction." - Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow This book is a comprehensive, accessible and expert introduction to strategy within a media management context. It is divided into two parts - part one providess an introduction to and overview of the media industry from a strategic management perspective, looking in detail at the sectors that together comprise the industry - newspaper, book and magazine publishing, music, radio and television - and the strategic forces at work in each. This provides the foundation for part two, which analyses a number of strategic topics central to the media sector, such as technological change, organisational structure, leadership, and creativity and innovation. The chapters follow the same structure: the relevant theory is outlined, its application to the media industry is discussed, and case studies from the media industry are used to illustrate the theory and illuminate its relevance for the media field. The cases and examples used come from all sectors of the industry and a range of geographic regions and include News Corporation, Endemol, BBC, Bertelsmann, CNN, MTV, Disney and Pixar.

Partners In Success: Strategic Hr And Entrepreneurship

Partners In Success: Strategic Hr And Entrepreneurship
  • Author : Editors: Nina Muncherji,C. Gopalakrishnan,Upider Dhar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :730
  • ISBN : 8174467017
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Summary : Papers presented at the Nirma International Conference on Management, held at Ahmedabad in January 2009.