Management Control Systems helps students to develop the insight and analytical skills required of today's managers. Students uncover how real-world managers design, implement and use planning and control systems to implement business strategies. The first European edition is specifically aimed at an international audience and it has been thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in the field.
The second edition of Craig Deegan and Jeffrey Unerman’s market leading text presents the various theories of financial accounting through a balanced and dynamic approach. Students are given all the tools to engage with these theories and are encouraged to critically evaluate and challenge them. Clearly written and user friendly, this new edition provides comprehensive coverage of internationally developed accounting theories from a European perspective.
A modern and contemporary approach to Management Accounting, this brand new textbook written specifically for courses in the UK and Europe provides an essential grounding for students studying both traditional and new Management Accounting techniques. Importantly, this complete text takes its readers beyond just the traditional accounting techniques, to place accounting information and the role of the Management Accountant in a broader organizational context. The text will provide a definitive education for tomorrow's "business-partner" Management Accountants and finance-literate business managers.
This book is an adaptation of the successful US text Cost Management by Hilton, Maher and Selto, written specifically for an international audience.Major improvements include:Diverse and truly international examples of organizations - Examples used throughout the book are from all over the world and represent manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, and service firms in many different countries. Completely restructured and rewritten text - The book has been rewritten, restructured and also shortened significantly to align content closer with international courses. Integral use of spreadsheets - Spreadsheet software is used for explaining techniques and making applications more realistic. In depth research - Summaries of international research studies that address important cost management issues have been updated and more references to recent research findings have been added. Intuitive explanation of accounting - The authors show directly how events impact the balance sheet and profit and loss account.
Now in its second edition, Strategic HRM: A Balanced Approach has been updated and revised throughout to examine the latest in theory and practice. Central to its theme is putting HRM in its organizational context and creating a more balanced approach to managing people – ‘HR sensitivity’. To illustrate how understanding context is key to successful strategic HRM, this text doesn’t offer best-practice solutions but takes a critical perspective HRM builds on economics, psychology, sociology and industrial relations. It’s a multilevel approach that includes the individual employee, teams, business units, organizations, sectors/populations, and countries. Key additions: •New chapter on talent management •New chapter on strategy implementation •New cases studies, including CERN IKEA and Efteling •Major revisions to chapters on achieving the right balance and HR roles. Key Features: •Cases and Discussion Questions provide real-world scenarios and issues to illustrate contemporary HR issues in practice •Stop and Reflect Boxes throughout each chapter designed to encourage students to critically evaluate topics and issues raised and how they can be applied to real-life situations •Personal Development Boxes help students think about how to link theoretical concepts with the development of personal skills appropriate to effective HRM •Experiential Exercises present ‘Individual’ and ‘Team’ tasks at the end of each chapter that can be used as in-class exercises encouraging students to learn from direct experiences •Chapter Summaries provide links to learning objectives to help students remember key facts, concepts and issues. They also serve as an excellent study or revision guide •References and Further Reading list the literature referred to and highlight sources to help students to research and read around the topic in more depth. Strategic HRM: A Balanced Approach offers an engaging and comprehensive discussion of the factors that shape Human Resource Management (HRM) in organizations. Paul Boselie is a Professor in Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the Utrecht University School of Governance at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). His research traverses human resource management (HRM), institutionalism, strategic management and industrial relations.
Publisher: Academic Conferences International limited
These proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 2nd European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (ECIAIR 2020), hosted by ACI and Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal on 22-23 October 2020. The Conference Chair is Dr Florinda Matos, and the Programme Chairs are Dr Ana Maria de Almeida and Prof Isabel Salavisa, all from Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal.
Now in its seventh edition, Principles of Services Marketing has been revised and updated throughout toreflect the most recent developments in this fast-moving and exciting sector. With a stronger emphasis onemerging and global economies, it’s been restructured to give clearer focus on key issues of efficiency,accessibility and customer experience. This authoritative text develops an indispensable framework forunderstanding services, their effective marketing and how this drives value creation. Key Features •Opening vignettes introduce a chapter’s key themes with short examples that present topics in familiar, everyday scenarios students can relate to •Longer case studies feature well-known companies and provide an opportunity to analyse real-life scenarios and apply understanding •‘In Practice’ vignettes drawn from services organizations from around the world and how services are delivered and experienced by customers •‘Thinking Around the Subject’ boxes examine the operational challenges of putting theory in to practice •‘Summary & links to other chapters’ reinforce the main topics covered and how they fit within the wider context of services marketing to improve overall understanding of the subject •Expanded coverage of key topics such as service dominant logic, servicescapes and the use of social media explore the latest theory and practice •Reflects the importance of marketing for public services and not-for-profit organizations •Includes new chapters on service systems and the experiential aspects of service consumption.