Organizational Resource Management: Theories, Methodologies, and Applications

1st Edition

Jussi Kantola

CRC Press
Published November 3, 2015
Reference - 138 Pages - 61 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439851203 - CAT# K12340
Series: Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications

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    • Provides complete coverage of ontology-based organizational resource management
    • Presents a new approach that can be used to develop and manage traditionally difficult concepts
    • Demonstrates a novel, practical ontology-based approach that can help managers lead people in different work roles and manage objects in a more targeted way
    • Explains how to manage organizational resources comprehensively using the presented management framework
    • Addresses both the conceptual level and personal perception level


    The management of organizational resources is extremely difficult. Managers face serious and complex challenges when managing the required resources for the benefit of their organization. This book presents a unique approach that aims to tackle these management challenges. This approach is based on four propositions that together form a solid framework for the management of organizational resources. The propositions state that organizational resources that are considered as management objects must first be conceptually modeled. With the help of these models, stakeholders are integrated into the management process.

    The new management approach presented in this book is called the Evolute approach. The Evolute approach precisely defines the meaning of organizational resources for management on three levels: concept level, organizational resource level, and situation level. The Evolute approach helps managers lead their people and manage their resources in a more targeted way, providing better results with less effort. The author includes real-world case studies that illustrate how this approach can be used in several different fields.

    The Evolute approach has been used and tested in many companies, organizations, and universities in more than ten languages around the world. The scope of the book is general management, since the Evolute approach is applicable to any kind of management field. It can be applied to the management of any kinds of objects—not only organizational resources. With this book, managers will have the tools to develop more relevant organizational resources and, thus, improve the performance of their entire organization in an efficient and targeted manner.


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