Human Competence and Business Development

Emerging Patterns in European Companies

Author: Peter Docherty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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European competitiveness in a global perspective is a major issue on the agenda of the European Union and European industry. The question of competitiveness is often re lated to continual technological change and changing work structures to create more flexible and adaptive work places. But these changes are in themselves insufficient to meet the demands of a turbulent business environment, if they are not brought about in close relationship with and anchored to the development of the human resource poten tial. Technological innovation and modern post-Tayloristic work structures place new demands on workers. Workers' abilities and competencies must be raised in virtually every sphere - in what are termed the new key/core competencies related to knowl edge and cognitive skills, social skills, general and work related personality character istics together with a high level of technological ability. At the same time, to make optimal use of the human potential, the way in which work is organised and accord ingly the way in which people are managed, must allow workers to develop and use the required competencies. An integrated Human Resource Development approach is needed in which workers abilities and competencies take a central place. European competitiveness, from this perspective, implies a strategic choice by European compa nies and policy makers to invest in people and their (potential) abilities.

Dynamics in Logistics

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany

Author: Michael Freitag

Publisher: Springer


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 502

View: 322

These proceedings contain research papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics, held in Bremen, Germany, February 2016. The conference is concerned with dynamic aspects of logistic processes and networks. The spectrum of topics reaches from modeling, planning and control of processes over supply chain management and maritime logistics to innovative technologies and robotic applications for cyber-physical production and logistic systems. The growing dynamic confronts the area of logistics with completely new challenges: it must become possible to describe, identify and analyze the process changes. Moreover, logistic processes and networks must be redevised to be rapidly and flexibly adaptable to continuously changing conditions. The book primarily addresses researchers and practitioners from the field of industrial engineering and logistics, but it may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Handbook of Organization Development

Author: Thomas G. Cummings

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 982

The Handbook of Organization Development reflects the field of organizational development's rapid growth and success since its inception 50 years ago into a far more diffuse and complex study than it was just a few decades ago. It shows how organizational development has expanded from the need to help organizations cope with internal social problems, to a broader attempt to address more strategic issues of firm structure and competitive advantage in a global environment. The Handbook provides a synthesis of new methods and perspectives from diverse areas far removed from organizational development's psychological origins, including management, economics, sociology, personnel, information systems and international relations. International contributors are included, reflecting similarities and differences from around the world.

Learning by Design

Building Sustainable Organizations

Author: A. B. (Rami) Shani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 618

This book advances a design-based approach for the investigationand creation of sustainable organizations. The learning-by-designframework is utilized to examine learning in six successfulcompanies in different industries and national settings andprovides a roadmap for improving systematic learning inorganizations. Investigates learning-by-design in successful companies. Focuses on the choices organizations make about the design oflearning mechanisms. Built around six detailed case studies taken from differentindustries and national settings. Provides a framework for improving the conditions forsystematic and sustainable learning in organizations. Offers a clear process model for action and change.

Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy

Author: Lee, In

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1458

View: 350

"This research book is a repository for academicians, researchers, and industry practitioners to share and exchange their research ideas, theories, and practical experiences, discuss challenges and opportunities, and present tools and techniques in all aspects of e-business development and management in the digital economy"--Provided by publisher.

Business Object Design and Implementation II

OOPSLA’96, OOPSLA’97 and OOPSLA’98 Workshop Proceedings

Author: Dilip Patel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 794

This proceedings contains some of the papers presented at the Business Object and Implementation Workshops held at OOPSLA'96, OOPSLA'97 and OOPSLA'98. The main theme of the workshops is to document the evolution of business objects, from ~any perspectives, including modelling, implementation, standards and applications. The 1996 workshop intended to clarify the specification, design, and implementation of interoperable, plug and play, distributed business object components and their suitability for delivery of enterprise applications; and to assess the impact of the WWW and, more specifically, the Intranet on the design and implementation of business object components. The main focus of the workshop was: What design patterns will allow implementation of business objects as plug and play components? How can these components be assembled into domain specific frameworks? What are the appropriate architectures/mechanisms as distributed object systems? What for implementing these frameworks organisational and development process issues need to be addressed to successfully deliver these systems? Is this approach an effective means for deploying enterprise application solutions? The third annual workshop (OOPSLA'97) was jointly sponsored by the Accredited Standards Committee X3H7 Object Information Management Technical Committee and the Object Management Group (OMG) Business Object Domain Task Force (BODTF) for the purpose of soliciting technical position papers relevant to the design and implementation of Business Object Systems.

Small Business Development in Indian Country

Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session ... Friday, September 3, 1993

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business



Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 144

View: 126

Developments in Information & Knowledge Management for Business Applications

Volume 4

Author: Natalia Kryvinska

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 672

This book discusses incentives for information management, usage of information for existing practices to become more efficient, the acceleration of executive learning, and an evaluation of the information management impact on an organization. In today’s COVID-influenced volatile world, companies face a variety of challenges. And the most crucial of them are high levels of uncertainty and risk. Therefore, companies are constantly under pressure to provide sustainable solutions. Accordingly, previously gathered knowledge and information can be extremely helpful for this purpose. Hence, this fourth book of our subseries continues to accentuate on different approaches, which point to the importance of continuous progress in structural management for sustainable growth. It highlights the permanent gain and usage of information. We would be pleased if the book can stimulate further research on this subject matter.

Entrepreneurial Learning

Conceptual Frameworks and Applications

Author: Richard Harrison

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 345

This book addresses the burgeoning interest in organizational learning and entrepreneurship, bringing together for the first time a collection of new papers dealing explicitly with entrepreneurial learning. Where past books have examined learning in a corporate context, Harrison and Leitch focus instead on the learning process within entrepreneurship and the small business. Areas covered include: a review of the concept of entrepreneurial learning and the relationship between entrepreneurial learning and the wider literatures on management and organizational learning, a review and development of a number of conceptual models of the process of learning in entrepreneurial contexts an illustration of the applications of concept of entrepreneurial learning in a range of contexts an international perspective on entrepreneurial learning.