Information technology surrounds you-on your campus and in local businesses.
When you order merchandise over the telephone, chances are your sales represen
tative is using an information system to check inventory and to trigger the ship
ment of your goods. Increasingly you will order products using the Internet, dis
pensing with the telephone and becoming a participant in electronic commerce.
When you use an automatic teller machine, make an airline reservation, or rent a...
The Foreword by renowned marketing guru Philip Kotler sets the stage for a comprehensive review of the latest strategies for building, leveraging, and rejuvenating brands. Destined to become a marketing classic, Kellogg on Branding includes chapters written by respected Kellogg marketing professors and managers of successful companies.
This third edition of The Corporate Finance Handbook is intended for the
directors and owners of businesses whose continuing prosperity and
growth depend upon putting in place and maintaining an appropriate
balance of external funding.
or purposes of this book the term private equity refers to the
common stock of a corporation where that common stock is
held by a relatively few investors and is not traded on any of the
conventional stock markets. Normally the senior managers of
the firm hold a significant percentage of the firm's stock, and we
will assume that is the situation in all the cases discussed in this
Essentials of supply chain management is written especially for two groups of readers. It is written for the senior executive who must decide what kind of supply chain their organization needs and how much to spend to get it. It is also written for the manager who is or soon will be responsible for building and operating some part of his/her company’s supply chain. The concepts and techniques presented here serve to create a common frame of reference that both senior executives and line managers can use when communicating with each other about supply chain management issues.
Chapter 14 SENIOR MANAGEMENT. The responsibility of senior management within a company is to guard, further and strengthen the business of that company. Each senior manager oversees some area of the overall business, generally managing a subset of the corporate staff.
Parr’s clear writing and lighthearted style make it a pleasure to learn the practical details of building language processors. ➤ Dan Bornstein Designer of the Dalvik VM for Android ANTLR is an exceptionally powerful and flexible tool for parsing formal languages. At Twitter, we use it exclusively for query parsing in our search engine. Our grammars are clean and concise, and the generated code is efficient and stable. This book is our go-to reference for ANTLR v4—engaging writing, clear descriptions, and practical examples all in one place.
Initially, these concerns were focused on the role and responsibilities
of the owners of business firms because the
owners managed the firms themselves. However, with the
emergence of large corporations, perhaps symbolized by the
Standard Oil Trust in the late nineteenth century, Americans
focused their attention on a new group of individuals: professional
managers. Prior to the emergence of these corporations,
managers and owners had been the same people, but
now things were changing.
This book shows how the principles of finance can be used by executives
to enhance the value of their companies. Dr. Weaver had been a
senior executive in finance at Hershey Foods for twenty years through
1998, when he joined the Finance Department at Lehigh University. For
the past ten years as a director of the Financial Management Association,
he has organized and directed a program linking financial principles
to financial practices. These full-day sessions focused on the
interaction between financial theories and real world practices.
The Basel paper on interest rate risk divides the responsibilities for interest
rate risk management and oversight among the supreme management body and
senior management. In the context of Austrian corporate law, the senior
management would be the directors of a credit institution authorized to
manage and legally represent it under Article 2 No 1 of the Austrian Banking
The business view focuses on things that impact the profit and
loss (P&L) accounting of an organization. This includes sales,
profit, expenses, competition, and costs. Everyone should
understand their P&L: it’s what pays their salaries or their
contracts. When engineering teams are unaware of how their
business works, many decisions made by management will
appear illogical or stupid. Thus, it’s in the interest of whoever’s
responsible for business planning to help others understand
Most software is built in organizations for people with specific needs.
A stakeholder is a anyone who has an interest (or stake) in the software being completed
A user is someone who will need to use the software to perform tasks.
Sometimes stakeholders will be users; but often the stakeholder will not use the software.
For example, a senior manager (like a CEO - chief executive officer or CTO - Chief technology officer in a company) will usually have a stake in the software that is built (since it affects the bottom line), even if she won’t ever use it....
The non‐appointed senior career services professionals of the Port Authority have an
unusually long tenure, averaging 24 years of service
The senior management organization is very respectful, cordial, and appears to have a high
level of dedication and commitment to the Port Authority’s mission. In addition, senior
management possesses a critical knowledge base and skills that needs to be transferred through
integrated training programs to junior staff.
In the UK, the financial regulatory framework under the UK Financial
Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA)
requires banks and other authorised
financial firms to establish internal systems of control, compliance, and reporting for
senior management and other key personnel. Under FSMA, the Financial Services
Authority (FSA) has the power to review and sanction banks and financial firms
regarding the types of internal control and compliance systems they adopt.
Once specific value drivers are defined, your company’s chief audit executive
(CAE) should work with senior management and the audit committee to
articulate the mission for internal audit. A formal mission statement or charter
lays out the function’s goals and provides the basis to evaluate internal audit
An effective mission statement delineates the function’s authority and
responsibilities and reflects the priorities of senior management and the audit
PROJECT TEAM Judith West, Editorial Project Manager Christopher Eaton, Editor and Educational Consultant Kathryn Harper, U.K. Editorial Consultant Marilyn L. Barton, Senior Production Coordinator Editors Theodore Pappas Anthony L. Green Mary Rose McCudden Andrea R. Field Michael J. Anderson Colin Murphy Locke Petersheim Indu Ramchandani (Encyclopædia Britannica India) Bhavana Nair (India) Rashi Jain (India) Design and Media Specialists Nancy Donohue Canfield, Design Megan Newton-Abrams, Design Karen Koblik, Photos Joseph Taylor, Illustrations Amy Ning, Illustrations Jerry A....
As with the first and second editions, this third edition of Strategic
Information Management: Challenges and strategies in managing information
systems aims to present the many complex and inter-related issues
associated with the management of information systems, with a likely
audience of MBA or other Master’s level students and senior undergraduate
students taking a course in strategic information management or something
The tourism industry offers an enormous choice of jobs for those who are suitably qualified.
The World Travel and Tourism Council in their Blueprint for New Tourism (2003) described
travel and tourism as ‘one of the world’s largest industries, responsible for 200 million jobs
and over 10% of global GDP’. But what are your chances of getting a top job?
In the summer of 2003 one of the editors attended a meeting to discuss the possibilities
of a major training scheme for employees in the travel and trade industry.
James Aaron Quick is the Chief Executive Officer for Polaris, a South
Carolina Corporation. He has served in this capacity since 1989. As the
Senior Instructional Specialist for Polaris, he has spoken before thousands
of potential grant seekers from the fields of education, healthcare, and
nonprofit management. He has written successful grant proposals for over
10 years, for projects ranging from $10,000 to $7.9 million to grant makers
including federal sources, foundations, and corporations.