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Achievement Motivation in the Leadership Role of Extension Agents

This book is relevant to the practice and theory of agricultural extension. In the current context of significant changes in thinking, policy, and expectations, these changes require extension agents to respond to challenges in developing leadership skills to support and encourage changes at farm and household levels. The book has ...

Applied Social Sciences

This book, Applied Social Sciences: Administration and Management, is a compelling collection of quantitative and qualitative studies in the fields of administration, right, management, and international studies related to the social sphere. Through theoretical studies and empirical research, the authors attempt to explain complex ...

Customer Relationship Management using Business Intelligence

This is an important text for all students and practitioners of Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It provides a comprehensive resource for understanding and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and BI solutions within the organisational context. It provides an in-depth coverage of all...

Data Envelopment Analysis and Its Applications to Management

Data envelopment analysis (DEA), a non-parametric technique, has emerged as a popular management tool for measuring the performance of a set of entities, known as decision making units. This book, Data Envelopment Analysis and Its Applications to Management, is a collection of contributions from DEA experts from various countries. ...

From Critique to Action

This book is an updated version of the second in a series that illustrate the application of ethical thinking to business, management and computing. The authors are professional philosophers, teachers, researchers and practitioners, with a particular approach that will appeal to pedagogic and scholarly interests, as well as to more...

Managing Institutions

Minban schools have established their position in China’s education system. This book applies the theories of new institutionalism to the minban school as an organization and as a party in relationships with other institutions. It explores the features of the evolving institutional environment of education and the strategies that m...

New Directions in Management and Organization Theory

This book is a collection of the best seventeen papers from the first Management Theory Conference held at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California, on September 27 and 28, 2013. The authors of these papers are some of the best management researchers in the world, including: Anette Mikes, Robert S. Kaplan, and Amy...

Overcoming Knowledge Sharing Barriers through Communities of Practice

Managing knowledge for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and for accelerating innovations is widely recognized as a major source of sustained competitive advantage. The growing importance of knowledge sharing has fostered the development of a growing body of research in different disciplinary areas and in diff...

Physiology of Organisations

Can we imagine organisations to be like human bodies? Modern medicine has advanced since the study of blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile was assumed to explain how the body functions. Organisational science today is in a similar mediaeval position, with fragmented theories of structure, competitiveness and human resources, a...

Research in Management Accounting

This book focuses on research in management accounting that uses Malaysia’s business environment as the scope of study. The motivation to embark on this publication was due to the recognition that although management accounting has received increasing interest from various organizations including government, businesses and educator...

"Show us what you’ve got"

Research has shown that entrepreneurship has a positive impact on productivity and competitiveness. In the face of the recent global downturn, the service sector remains a dominant force continuously creating a wealth of new jobs. Within this service sector, owners/managers are persistently building their brand and bringing positiv...

Social Capital in Organizations

As recently as one generation ago, the term organization was synonymous with stasis, reliability, hierarchy and disciplined productivity. The new guiding principles of management practise, meanwhile, are dynamism, flexibility, teams and emancipated interactivity. The new key term “network” has summed up these contemporary organizat...
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