his report extends research on using scenarios for strategic planning, with experiments in what can be called massive scenario generation (MSG), a computationally intensive technique that seeks to combine virtues of human- and model-based exploration of
Examines the potential of rule-based modeling as an analysis tool for investigating resource allocation policy issues.Focus is on resource allocation within B-52 flying organizations of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). A rule-based computer system, DOSS (Decision Oriented Scheduling System), is demonstrated to provide a valid model of many variables that affect resource allocation of aircrews and ......
This chapter introduces you to strategic thinking and how to use game theory to model economic behaviour. You will learn that making self-interested choices sometimes leaves you worse off than you would expect.
This book presents the findings and recommendations of the evaluation of the World Bank's Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Pilot Program. It shows that SEA can contribute to improving development policy and sector reform by calling attention to environmental and social priorities, strengthening constituencies, enhancing policy capacities, and improving social accountability. It also provides guidance for undertaking SEA in policy and sector reform.
Network Centric Warfare, the new paradigm of future warfighting, will produce increased amounts of information, and new tools will be needed to better utilize that information. With the increase in the flows of information, decisionmaking tools and processes from the strategic to the tactical level will allow force elements to be used more effectively during a campaign.
In 2003, the Department of Defense (DoD) asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to undertake an analysis that would provide overarching guidance on officer education and development in joint matters. As part of that effort, the authors of this volume use complex modeling and analysis of data from the 2005 Joint
Chapter 1 - Strategic management and strategic competitiveness. Studying this chapter should provide you with the strategic management knowledge needed to: Define strategic competitiveness, strategy, competitive advantage, above-average returns, and the strategic management process; describe the 21st-century competitive landscape and explain how globalization and technological changes shape it; use the industrial organization (I/O) model to explain how firms can earn above-average returns;...
After studying this chapter, you will know: Explain cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, the CVP model, and the strategic role of CVP analysis; apply CVP analysis for breakeven planning; apply CVP analysis for profit planning; apply CVP analysis using activity-based costing (ABC);…
In this chapter, the learning objectives are: Explain the strategic role of capital-investment analysis, describe how accountants can add value to the capital- budgeting process, provide a general model for determining relevant cash flows associated with capital-expenditure projects, apply discounted cash flow (DCF) decision models for capital-budgeting purposes,…
Asian Brand Strategy offers insights, knowledge and perspectives on Asian brands and branding as a strategic tool and provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Asian branding strategies and Asian brands, including success stories and challenges for future growth and strengths. The book includes theoretical frameworks and models and up-to-date case studies on Asian brands, and it a must-read for Asian and Western business leaders as well as anyone interested in the most exciting region of the world.
Performance management is a strategic and integrated process that delivers sustained success to organizations by improving the performance of the people who work in them and by developing the capabilities of individual contributors and teams. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study,or criticism or
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Adapting Information and Communication Technologies for Effective Education addresses ICT assessment in universities, student satisfaction in management information system programs, factors that impact the successful implementation of a laptop program, student learning and electronic portfolios, and strategic planning for e-learning. Providing innovative research on several fundamental technology-based initiatives, this book will make a valuable addition to every reference library.
The book includes theoretical frameworks and models and up-to-date case studies on Asian brands, and it a must-read for Asian and Western business leaders as well as anyone interested in the most exciting region of the world. The book presents the Asian Brand Leadership model illustrating the paradigm shift Asian brands need to undertake to unleash their potential.
The purpose of this book is fairly simple, to introduce and reflect on some of the key writers,
ideas, models and approaches in strategic management.
Chapter one is brief overview of how strategy got here. Whittington’s work is used to give an
overview of different views (or even philosophies) of strategy positioned for us in a framework.
We use Whittington’s (2001) model of strategy as our base model. Whittington’s classical,
evolutionary, processual and systemic strategy offers us a reference point as well as the
underpinning for different ways of dealing with strategy....
The main purpose of this study was to analyse what strategies small and medium businesses
actually adopt when confronted with a major crisis such as a fire, flood or similar
catastrophe, and determine what factors proved vital to the survival of the business.
Up until this study, the research in the area has been focused on large public companies.
In the last two years, optical networking has risen into the public consciousness
in many different ways. It has become the next great technological
thing — businesses want it, service providers want to sell it, device
manufacturers want to provide equipment, and component manufacturers
are scrambling to supply pieces and parts to all of them. At the time of
this writing, an 18-month backlog on optical fiber and some optical amplifiers
exists because of the enormous and unanticipated demand for highbandwidth
In the past three decades, due to significant liberalization and privatization the entire telecommunications industry has become a dynamic service industry subject to increasing competition with huge growth potential. (Graack, 1996). In recent years, in some Asian countries the number of mobile subscribers even passed the number of fixed-line subscribers (Fink, Matto, & Rathindran, 2003). Hence, the strategic behavior of telecommunications companies has attracted so much attention in recent years, both in the academic literature and in the popular press.
In view of the dynamic growth in the luxury market and the availability of luxury goods to a wider range of consumers
than ever before, the luxury market has transformed from its traditional conspicuous consumption model to a new
experiential luxury sensibility marked by a change in the way consumers define luxury. In a global context, it is critically
important for luxury researchers and marketers to understand why consumers buy luxury, what they believe luxury is and
how their perception of luxury value impacts their buying behavior.