Sustainability Strategies

Author: R. Orsato
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230236855
Format: PDF, Mobi
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By analysing the rationales for sustainability strategies, this book addresses a timely question for managers, academics and MBAs: 'when does it pay to be green?' Based on solid theoretical foundations and empirical research, it clarifies the elements involved in the formation and evaluation of sustainability strategies in firms.

Corporate Governance

Author: R. I. Tricker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198702752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by the 'father of corporate governance', this text is an authoritative guide to the frameworks of power that govern organizations. The third edition covers key developments since the financial crisis, including aggressive tax avoidance, executive pay, and whistle-blowing.The book is divided into three clear parts that firstly outline the models and principles of governance, before analysing corporate policy, codes, and practice. International case studies provide real-world examples and a chapter dedicated to global corporate governance illustrates regulation in such diverse regions as Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa. This comparative perspective ensures students are able to evaluate the importance of culture in various attitudes to governance. In addition, self-test questions, with solutions provided at the end of the text, enable the reader to directly test their knowledge and assess their progress throughout.This complete approach ensures students have a fundamental understanding of all aspects of corporate governance and its essential role in real-world business practice. New to this editionFull coverage of new developments in the subject, including ethical culture, aggressive tax avoidance, attitudes to risk, executive remuneration, and whistle-blowing.Comprehensively updated to address key changes in company law and new corporate regulation.Provides a diverse range of new case studies, including examples from HBOS Bank, Goldman Sachs, and News International.Includes additional coverage of global attitudes to the role of women on executive boards and ideas from around the world on the issue of quotas.

The Luxury Strategy

Author: Jean-Noël Kapferer
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749464925
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Luxury Strategy, written by two world experts on the subject, provides the first rigorous blueprint for the effective management of luxury brands and companies at the highest level. It rationalizes those business models that have achieved profitability and unveils the original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren into profitable global brands. By defining the differences between premium and luxury brands and products, analysing the nature of true luxury brands and turning established marketing 'rules' upside down, it has established itself as the definitive work on the essence of a luxury brand strategy. This fully revised second edition of The Luxury Strategy explores the diversity of meanings of 'luxury' across different markets. It also now includes a section on marketing and selling luxury goods online and the impact of social networks and digital developments, cementing its position as the authority on luxury strategy.

Brand Valued

Author: Guy Champniss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119976677
Format: PDF, ePub
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This in turn creates a self-fulfilling cycle, wherein trust begets social capital, which begets more trust--and even shared thinking--not to mention better sales. Brand Valued will receive the full support of Havas, the fifth largest global communication and marketing services group in the world.

Smart City 360

Author: Alberto Leon-Garcia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319336819
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, held in Bratislava, Slovakia and Toronto, ON, Canada, in October 2015. The 77 carefully reviewed papers include eight conferences: The Bratislava program covered the Conference on Sustainable Solutions beyond Mobility of Goods (SustainableMoG 2015), the MOBIDANUBE conference which strengthens research in the field of mobility opportunities and within Danube strategy, and the conference on Social Innovation and Community Aspects of Smart Cities (SmartCityCom 2015). In parallel the SmartCity360 Toronto included five conferences addressing urban mobility (SUMS), sustainable cities (S2CT), smart grids SGSC), wearable devices for health and wellbeing SWIT Health), and big data (BigDASC).

Tricky Coaching

Author: Konstantin Korotov
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230280226
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uncovers and exposes the 'black box' of coaching - analyses the most difficult and unusual cases seen by the expert contributors and editors, and presents them as learning cases for the reader

Coach and Couch 2nd edition

Author: Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137561610
Format: PDF
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Professor Manfred Kets de Vries and his colleagues have helped thousands of executives to increase their effectiveness in dealing with colleagues and clients, and to refocus their own professional and personal aspirations. This book is a volume of essays on leadership development topics written by academics, coaches, and change consultants. It explores how extraordinary leaders and thriving organizations are created by sharing research methodologies and insights, and by describing intervention and change techniques. Drawing upon substantial research, this book presents the essential leadership models and equips practitioners with tools for developing executive coaches and working with business leaders. This second edition includes new chapters on executive stress and coaching across the gender divide.

Strategic Corporate Sustainability

Author: R.A. Fernando
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 1482854058
Format: PDF, Kindle
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R.A Fernando draws upon his experiences at the United Nations Global Compact, his studies at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and his time working at multinational corporations as he explores how to overcome the world’s toughest challenges. He outlines why global warming, the depletion of natural resources, and pollution should be everyone’s concern—and how these things will devastate entire nations. That is, unless we do something to stop it. Tackling the problems will require business leaders to include sustainability as part of their long-term plans, he argues. Sweeping corporate changes must be made to ensure the Earth’s preservation. In this carefully researched book packed with valuable statistics, current figures, historical data, and scary projections, he explores seven imperatives for sustainable businesses and how businesses can improve returns on capital by investing in sustainability-led differentiation and innovation. Embedding sustainability into corporate strategy could be just what businesses need to do, to boost operations while galvanizing peers and competitors to do what’s right. Learn how companies, employees, and shareholders can win by working for Strategic Corporate Sustainability.

Sunset in the Land of the Rising Sun

Author: J. Stewart Black
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:
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Even casual observers will be familiar with the Cherry Blossom or Sakura trees of Japan. When in full bloom the sight is spectacular. This amazing visual is preceded by several weeks of behind the scenes development as the buds grow. Sadly, from the time of full bloom until the blossoms have scattered only takes a week or less. In the longer cycle of nations and business, the authors unfortunately see a similar transitory pattern for Japanese multinational corporations (MNCs). Japanese companies seemed to be in full bloom in the mid-90s but now show serious signs of losing their standing in the landscape of global players. The authors explain how and why this is happening, but perhaps more importantly, examine what can be done to improve the situation in the future.