This book surveys the reaction to the Obama Administration’s health care reform plan and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. It examines the range of social and political factors that influence health care policy making and delivery.
This book identifies and assesses switchpoints that will shape the future of the logistics industry, focusing on the most unpredictable developments. The discussion ranges from fairly specific near-future developments to more exploratory 'blue-sky' topics.
This book addresses major phases of strategic management, including environmental analysis, strategy formulation and development, strategy evaluation and control. By design, the book does not present theoretical concepts that cannot be applied in practice.
This book provides a comprehensive roadmap to eight fundamental principles of successful implementation of strategic outsourcing programmes, offering down-to-earth guidance on decision-making and programme management, enhanced with detailed illustrations.
This book shows how companies can implement social innovation and presents new social business models that can be used to target low-income markets. It presents key factors related to the social product innovation process and corresponding communication.
This book explores dimensions of project management and scheduling: the construction of a baseline schedule and the analysis of a project schedule's strengths and weaknesses as preparation of the project control phase during project progress.
Based on a cutting-edge software tool, this volume provides a new approach to the teaching and training of project management. Developed at Technion, the Project Team Builder (PTB) applies recent developments in the area of learning histories to concepts in simulation-based teaching.
Projects and programmes are approved and funded to generate benefits. This book proposes a complete, comprehensive and robust guiding framework that seeks to support such an objective – from project selection, through execution and beyond.
Product Lifecycle Management (2nd edition) explains what Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is, and why it's needed. It describes the environment in which products are developed, realised and supported, and looks at the basic components and implementation of PLM.
This go-it-alone guide to corporate intelligence shows ambitious executives how to save on costly consultants by becoming their own intelligence gatherers and analysts. Written by two leading exponents, it aims to supply both competitive—and career—advantages.