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The Executive MBA for Engineers and Scientists

James J. Farley
June 14, 2017

All too often, a simple lack of understanding of fundamental business concepts is enough to prevent capable scientists and engineers from receiving otherwise deserved promotions. These days, technical merit and hard work alone no longer guarantee upward mobility. For scientists and engineers with...

Flexibility: Flexible Companies for the Uncertain World

Gill Eapen
June 13, 2017

We are in an era of high volatility and uncertain outcomes, driven by accelerating technologies, shortened product cycles, fast-changing information, an increasingly mobile workforce, more demanding customers, complex financial markets, ad-hoc public policies, and many other factors that add layers...

Practitioner’s Guide to Business Impact Analysis

Priti Sikdar
June 02, 2017

This book illustrates the importance of business impact analysis, which covers risk assessment, and moves towards better understanding of the business environment, industry specific compliance, legal and regulatory landscape and the need for business continuity. The book provides charts, checklists...

Evolving Innovation Ecosystems: A Guide to Open Idea Transformation in the Age of Future Tech

Carol L. Stimmel
June 01, 2017

While emerging technologies create massive opportunity, especially for investors and companies that seek more adaptable forms of economic growth than currently available, value is held inert by traditional approaches, patents, and other closed systems. Yet, open data, content, and information may...

The Handbook of Market Research for Life Science Companies: Finding the Answers You Need to Understand Your Market

Jean-Francois Denault
May 24, 2017

As innovation moves from the lab to the market, a new research phase begins for the entrepreneur: the market research phase. Inspired by a new technology that can change the world, critical questions need to be addressed. Is there a market for my innovation? Who are my clients? What do they need?...

Rethinking Innovation and Design for Emerging Markets: Inside the Renault Kwid Project

Christophe Midler, Bernard Jullien, Yannick Lung
May 15, 2017

The authors have put together a fascinating narrative of the creation process of one of the most successful example of frugal engineering in recent years. They bring out insightful details of what managerial, organizational and technological pathways were taken to come up with a disruptive...

Employees and Employers in Service Organizations: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

Arvind K. Birdie
April 18, 2017

With the increasing globalization and fast-paced technological advances in business today, service organizations must to respond to the changing business dynamic between employers and employees. The service industry has metamorphosed into a revolution not only in United States but in developed and...

Security Surveillance Centers: Design, Implementation, and Operation

Anthony V. DiSalvatore
April 14, 2017

Unlike current books on the market that focus primarily on the technical aspects of surveillance and protection, Security Surveillance Centers: Design, Implementation, and Operation focuses on the operation of a security surveillance center. This text explains in detail the role of security...

Planning by Design (PxD)-Based Systematic Methodologies

Hakan Butuner
April 13, 2017

The book shows how to use Planning by Design (PxD) for developing working models to any type of subject area. Section 1 describes the nature of planning in general, the formula of planning, the features that make it systematic, the essence of PxD, and developing and using the working model. Section...

Platform Strategy: How to Unlock the Power of Communities and Networks to Grow Your Business

Laure Claire Reillier, Benoit Reillier
April 10, 2017

During the last decade, platform businesses such as Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and eBay have been taking over the world. In almost every sector, traditional businesses are under attack from digital disrupters that are effectively harnessing the power of communities. But what exactly is a platform...

Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications

Mohamad Y. Jaber
March 29, 2017

Written by international contributors, Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications first draws a learning map that shows where learning is involved within organizations, then examines how it can be sustained, perfected, and accelerated. The book reviews empirical findings in the literature in...

Marketing Organization Development: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants

William J Rothwell, Jong Gyu Park, Jae Young Lee
March 20, 2017

Organizational Development (OD) consultants often face dilemmas when they market their services because there is a gap between clients’ expectation and the actual role of OD consultants. This book is about how to overcome that dilemma by finding effective marketing strategies for a different...

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