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Business Policy and Strategy: The Art of Competition

7th Edition

Cheryl Van Deusen, Steven Williamson, Harold C. Babson
March 19, 2007

In today's rapid-fire, global economy, insightful business policy and on-target strategy are essential for a corporation's survival. Business globalization, deregulation, mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and international joint ventures-along with the new emphasis placed on...

Environmental Policy and Public Health

1st Edition

Barry L. Johnson
December 21, 2006

Advances in environmental protection and public health result from democratic processes that debate environmental health concerns and propose legislative and other policy solutions. Delineating the delicate relationship between environmental policy and public health, Environmental Policy and Public...

Speaking Truth to Power: Two Decades of Analysis in the Department of Health

1st Edition

Clive Smee
September 01, 2005

The Human Rights Act is now in force. Any NHS body that acts in a way that is incompatible with the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights may be acting unlawfully. This workbook is a personal perspective based on the authors' experience of health service management and the law....

Improving Service Quality in the Global Economy: Achieving High Performance in Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Michael Milakovich
August 03, 2005

Within American service sector organizations there exists a gap between understanding customer service quality improvement (QI) theories and applying them. Improving Service Quality in the Global Economy: Achieving High Performance in Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition fills that gap by...

Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology, and Management Issues

1st Edition

Donald A. Wilhite
March 22, 2005

Today the world is facing a greater water crisis than ever. Droughts of lesser magnitude are resulting in greater impact. Even in years with normal precipitation, water shortages have become widespread in both developing and developed nations, in humid as well as arid climates. When faced with...

Nonproliferation Issues For Weapons of Mass Destruction

1st Edition

Mark A. Prelas, Michael Peck
January 12, 2005

Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction provides an understanding of WMD proliferation risks by bridging complex technical and political issues. The text begins by defining the world conditions that foster proliferation, followed by an analysis of characteristics of various classes...

International Public Policy and Management

1st Edition

David Levi-Faur, Eran Vigoda-Gadot
November 30, 2004

An impressive study of economic, state, social, and international restructuring, International Public Policy and Management explores new patterns and advances in the global integration of policies that result from an ever-increasing pace of shared knowledge, regulations, and norms in countries...

GIS in Public Health Practice

1st Edition

Massimo Craglia, Ravi Maheswaran
June 11, 2004

Significant advances in the evaluation and use of geographic information have had a major effect on key elements of public health. Strides in mapping technology as well as the availability and accuracy of health information enable public health practitioners to link and analyze data in new ways at...

Geographic Information Management in Local Government

1st Edition

Ian Gilfoyle, Peter Thorpe
June 11, 2004

As early pioneers in the use of digital geographic data, many local governments in the UK were ahead of their counterparts in central government and the private sector in the application of GIS technology. To meet current challenges, local authorities must coordinate the latest technology with...

Public Productivity Handbook

2nd Edition

Marc Holzer
February 20, 2004

Anyone hoping to improve teamwork, performance, and budgeting, training, and evaluation programs in their organization should look no further. Completely revised, Public Productivity Handbook, Second Edition defines the role of leadership, dimensions of employee commitment, and multiple...