In a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city economy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban growth up to 2050 will take place. Adopting a practitioner's perspective, theoretically grounded and international in scope, this book is unique in its focus and endeavours to connect theory with practice. Through an interdisciplinary and strategic approach, this book explores the challenges and options in managing the contemporary city economy. It aims to illustrate the extent to which appropriate policy interventions in the city economy could offer effective solutions to some of the most difficult social and environmental challenges facing cities. The book comprises five main parts. Part I sets the scene and examines contemporary processes that affect cities and explains the challenges they pose for city managers. Part II presents a selection of conceptual frameworks commonly used in urban economic analysis. Part III examines the management of sectoral growth, covering manufacturing, exports of services, transport and logistics, and real estate. Part IV addresses urban poverty, low-carbon transition and the informal economy. Part V focuses on laying the foundation for long-term city development, exploring the roles of city development strategies, municipal finance, investment in people and appropriate infrastructure. This book is designed for graduate courses in urban economic development, urban planning, urban policy and public administration, and for professionals who are involved in the management of city economies or/and conducting research, consultancy or policy advocacy for cities. Through critical review of relevant debates and a dozen case studies this book will equip city managers with the knowledge required to strengthen the performance of their city economy while delivering authentic and sustainable development.
This book contains eight speeches/lectures by Nicholas Stern during his first year as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank (2000-2001). Case studies of India, Indonesia, Pakistan and China are included. The final chapter examines the links between the investment climate for investment and growth, and poverty reduction.
Leadership Techniques to Activate Change Strategies, Secure Competitive Advantage, and Preserve Success
Author: Norton Paley
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Developing a Turnaround Business Plan is an ideal resource for managers currently facing a competitive crisis as well as those who wish to avert one and must set a turnaround plan in motion before the situation results in irreversible losses. Whereas the book helps readers develop a sound turnaround plan, the focus of the book is on the actual process that contributes to the development and implementation of that plan. The book details how to identify the root causes that triggered the competitive crisis and how to initiate remedial actions before the turnaround plan begins. After reading this book, you will be able to: Develop a flexible and rapid response to competitive counter-moves Identify offensive and defensive strategies Use competitive intelligence to identify decisive points to concentrate resources Pinpoint the types of competitive campaigns that assure a successful turnaround Assess the required leadership traits for implementing competitive strategies Covering 13 different types of competitive campaigns, the book describes how to initiate effective offensive and defensive plans to neutralize your competitors’ advantages. It also details how to develop counter-measures for the numerous factors that can bring a turnaround campaign to a standstill. The book helps executives of small and mid-sized organizations, as well as managers of business units and product lines in larger firms, to activate change strategies and secure sustainable competitive advantages. Examples are provided about real company turnarounds, including Intel, Levi Strauss, Yahoo, J.C. Penney, Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, Staples, Samsung, and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Introduction to the World's Most Successful Framework for Strategy Execution in the 21st Century
Author: Martin J. Leopold
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Business & Economics
What do companies like Google, Uber, Trello, LinkedIN, Huawei, Flixbus or Holiday Check have in common? They all belong to the successful companies that use OKR profitably and for whom OKR makes an important contribution to their corporate success and goal achievement. OKR is a simple, agile approach to setting and implementing strategies in companies that is optimized for complex market situations. Particular attention is paid to not only transferring goals to individual employees in a goal cascade, but also to supporting teams in achieving goals together in synergy in a much more sustainable and secure way than each employee could do alone. OKR is a framework that can be used successfully for any size of organization and works optimally with agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, DevOps and the like. This book concisely and to the point brings the most important information about what OKR is, what advantages and disadvantages it offers, what elements it comprises and how the process model of OKR works. It presents the role of the OKR master and his tasks and shows important aspects for an OKR implementation.
Algorithmic Trading with Python discusses modern quant trading methods in Python with a heavy focus on pandas, numpy, and scikit-learn. After establishing an understanding of technical indicators and performance metrics, readers will walk through the process of developing a trading simulator, strategy optimizer, and financial machine learning pipeline. This book maintains a high standard of reprocibility. All code and data is self-contained in a GitHub repo. The data includes hyper-realistic simulated price data and alternative data based on real securities. Algorithmic Trading with Python (2020) is the spiritual successor to Automated Trading with R (2016). This book covers more content in less time than its predecessor due to advances in open-source technologies for quantitative analysis.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Subcommittee on Rural Development
A Guide for Strategy Development and Implementation
Author: Paolo Taticchi
Category: Business & Economics
Building better organisations, with a clear sense of purpose, is a common challenge faced by many entrepreneurs and executives in industry. A fully integrated corporate sustainability strategy can help organisations to better manage risks, to win business opportunities and to ultimately strengthen reputation. Building on the experience of renowned strategists, sustainability, finance and academic experts, this book offers practical tools and approaches that can be used to develop and implement fully integrated corporate sustainability strategies.
Unless you know where your company is going, chances are it won't get very far in today's global marketplace. That's why every business needs the strong vision and keen sense of direction that come from the development, evaluation, and implementation of business strategies-and why every business owner or manager should have Developing Business Strategies, David A. Aaker's classic and comprehensive guide to strategic planning, now in its fifth edition. Using vivid case studies, Developing Business Strategies helps you to move beyond reactive problem solving toward the development and realization of sound strategic objectives for your company. Providing both the framework and the tools necessary to make strategy development and strategy review efforts effective, this book shows you how to: * Conduct a structured external and internal analysis of a business with confidence * Develop sustainable competitive advantages by creating assets, competencies, and strategies * Make strategic investment decisions to generate growth * Organize to support strategies * Compete strategically in hostile, growth, and global contexts. As compact and easy to use as ever, this new Fifth Edition offers new or revised sections on current topics such as strategic uncertainty, buyer hot buttons, shifting customer priorities, strategy as options, paradigm shifts, organizational stubbornness, and brand equity. You'll also find up-to-date research and fresh examples on economic value analysis, competitor image, total quality management, reengineering, the virtual corporation, and more-plus a set of useful sample planning forms to help guide you through the strategy development process. Whether you're a business owner, manager, or planning executive, the key to your company's success is in Developing Business Strategies. Praise for the Fourth Edition of Developing Business Strategies "A delight to read-sound strategic advice that is also very well illustrated with helpful, practical examples. The book helped our management team to thoroughly understand our business environment and chart new growth directions." -Daniel G. Simpson Director of Strategy and Planning The Clorox Company. "An excellent work. Unlike other books that are either too theoretical or are merely recompilations of existing planning principles, this book finds fruitful ground with fundamental planning principles, credible examples, and superb references, all enhanced by a flowing narrative." -P. Timothy Carroll Manager, Strategy and Innovation Xerox Corporation. "Unquestionably the most comprehensive treatment available on the subject. I found the book unique in its capacity to benefit executives, planning staff, and students of strategy alike." -Robert L. Joss. Managing Director and CEO Westpac Banking Corporation. "An exceptional tool for the challenges facing today's corporate planner. It should be read by every manager involved in planning and strategy." -Robert L. Lindberg Vice President and Treasurer Transamerica Corporation. "David Aaker provides a clearly written how-to guide to help managers identify, select, and implement strategies. He does this without pedantry, encouraging flexibility and creativity in approaching decisions." -Sandra L. Kurtzig Founder and former CEO The ASK Companies.
This publication assesses what a national export strategy should encompass with regard to the dynamics of the current international market environment. It looks at the process of strategy development and management, reviewing basic questions of leadership and ownership. The publication also defines the types of institutional linkages and functional relationships required for effective formulation and implementation of broad-based strategies, techniques and issues related to utility and impact assessment of national export strategies. In addition, the implications of electronic commerce, increasing dominance of multinationals, and global outsourcing for national export strategies are also discussed.
How to Deal with Complexity and Politics During Strategy Development
Author: Matthias Kolbusa
Category: Business & Economics
There is a much better chance to politically establish a strategy in your company if strategy development is already tactically thought-out and all involved persons are included in an intelligent manner. This book demonstrates how to shape this process to ensure that a sustainable strategy is generated that ensures economic stability, uniquely positions the company and can readily be implemented. After all, strategy for its own sake is worthless - what counts is implementation and results. The centre stage of strategy process is taken by the intelligent use and combination of methodological tools. Numerous case studies from enterprises and medium-sized businesses illustrate strategy work in a vivid and clear manner.
ICS, Strategy Development, and Tactical Selections
Publisher: Prentice Hall
By Burton Phelps and Robert Murgallis This book covers incident scene decision-making in depth; provides techniques to enhance a firefighter's ability to make rapid, correct decisions based on knowledge of various types of occupancies; and addresses the development of strategy and tactics and the size-up process. This book presents the Incident Command System (ICS) from the perspective of day-to-day application. While branch operations, complex command, and area command are discussed in the book, the ICS presented in this book principally addresses those functions needed to handle the majority of incidents to which firefighters respond. Specific information common to types or groups of occupancies is presented with examples, and reader activities are included in each chapter. Occupancy specific cues, cue-based decision-making, incident management cues, and strategy and tactics are provided for each occupancy type covered in the text.
Is my enterprise really prepared for future business? What can I do to become more competitive? Ulf Pillkahn's book is directed at all of those seeking answers to these questions: executives in strategic positions, business analysts, consultants, trend scouts, marketing and product managers and research engineers. The book presents the two most powerful tools for future planning: environmental analysis, based on the use of trends, as well as the development of visions of the future through the use of scenarios. While scenarios are generally regarded as a classical management tool, it is expected that the importance of trends will gain tremendously in the coming years. Pillkahn demonstrates how to build robust strategies by aligning the results of environmental and enterprise scenarios, thereby offering entirely new insights. "Using Trends and Scenarios as Tools for Strategy Development" convincingly illustrates why efficient observation of the environment of an enterprise is an absolutely essential factor for strategy development, and why strategy development only works if it is institutionalized as a permanent enterprise process. It also addresses the issue of what information is needed to keep both processes running. The book further describes how trends can be categorized, and offers advice on how to glean the essential information from the vast variety of trends. Information is provided on how scenarios are used as a holistic instrument for creating visions and pictures of the future, and how the results of trend research and scenario techniques find their way into entrepreneurial strategy development. An optimized strategy development process is also outlined. Practical examples and real-life pictures of the future round off Pillkahn's insightful discussion of future business planning.