Chapter 12: Managing internal operations. This chapter includes contents: Marshaling resources to support the strategy execution effort, instituting policies and procedures that facilitate strategy execution, adopting best practices and striving for continuous improvement, installing information and operating systems, tying rewards and incentives directly to good strategy execution.
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The formal theory of bargaining originated with John Nash’s work in the
early 1950s. In this book we discuss two recent developments in this theory.
The first uses the tool of extensive games to construct theories of bargaining
in which time is modeled explicitly. The second applies the theory of
bargaining to the study of decentralized markets.
We do not attempt to survey the field. Rather, we select a small number
of models, each of which illustrates a key point.
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Other arguments have been raised to explain the existence of
high executive salary, but they are not ethical justiﬁ cations. An
example is the claim that executive salaries are an example of
“the economics of superstars”. Th ere are some ﬁ elds, notably
sporting, arts and entertainment, where “superstar” performers
may earn rewards far greater than the average for that ﬁ eld. Th e
potential incomes in these ﬁ elds have the character of prizes in
a tournament, with a comparatively small number of prizes rela-
tive to the number of competitors.
Th is theory has been suggested to explain very high rewards
for corporate executives with exceptional performance (Gabaix
and Landier 2005). It can be applied to corporate executives
at two levels – comparing salaries between CEOs of diﬀ erent
ﬁ rms, and between the salary of CEO and other employees
within a ﬁ rm.
This book is based on the Machette Lectures, delivered at the University
of Ohio, Athens OH in March 1998. It gives me great pleasure to
acknowledge the generous support of the Machette Foundation for the
lecture series and its subsequent publication. I am particularly grateful to
the Philosophy Department of Ohio University at Athens OH for invit-
ing me and for providing such a rewarding and stimulating environment
in which to do philosophy. My special thanks to James Petrik, Donald
Borchert and Albert Mosley for managing the executive side of the visit
In this paper, we present a reinforcement learning approach for mapping natural language instructions to sequences of executable actions. We assume access to a reward function that deﬁnes the quality of the executed actions. During training, the learner repeatedly constructs action sequences for a set of documents, executes those actions, and observes the resulting reward. We use a policy gradient algorithm to estimate the parameters of a log-linear model for action selection.