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Management As Creativity   A Trying Approach

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Here we consider the key points and features of Business realization in a creative paradigm of management. By Management we mean Business realization. Sense of feasibility is the quintessence of managerial creation. Three hypostasis of a subject of management as creativity. Basic properties of the Business feasibility concept are described. Key role of this concept for “management as creativity” concept is demonstrated. The process of Business creation is considered as realization of the “impossible”. That is why this creative event is rare. Rarity and novelty of Business makes the process valuable. We draw the line between the results of Business management and the practical results of Business – products and services. Uncertainty is regarded as something inevitable that must be overcome by management.

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Celebrity Fan Clubs For Fun & Profit

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Meet Celebrities & Make Money Too! This is a lively, informative guide that gives A-Z steps in starting your own celebrity based business now! Written by Joyce Logan, who owns the World’s largest Fan Club Company servicing celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Kenny Loggins, and many others for nearly 20 years, this powerful book supplies the reader with contacts and contracts to start this very lucrative home-based business with little or no money….just a lot of heart! Fan Clubs are no longer run by love-struck teens…it is a multi-million dollar business! Celebrities from all walks of life need this type of service. Movie stars, Recording Artists, TV Personalities and Sports Figures. This book speaks to the person who would enjoy interacting with one or many celebrities and has an entrepreneurial vein running through their body. This book combines knowledge and humor along with the author’s personal scrapbook of photos of ce! lebrities she’s worked with and met over the years. Whether you’re just starting out or already doing this type of work…this is a must have, as it will save you years of research and mistakes and take you quickly along the path to success!

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Assessing Financial Performance Through EVA

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Value addition is at the core of managing and utilising the finances of a business. Conventionally it has been understood in terms of profit generation which has been measured by calculating the ROI or EPS or any other profitability ratio. However, such a way to understand value creation presents a one sided picture, in that it does not consider the overall cost of capital which has been used to generate the returns. In 1990, the ‘Stern Stewart & Co.’ chose to look back at the old basics given by Alferd Marshal and came up with a tool called Economic Value Added (EVA), which is simply the profitability of a company net of its overall cost of capital. Literature indicates that positive EVA also means positive Market Value Added (MVA) and vice-versa. This relationship between EVA and MVA has its implications on valuation. The present research confirms that all in all, EVA does standout as the most prominent factor in the ultimate analysis as having a decisive impact on a firm’s value.

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Inventory Management and Loss-based Quality Costs

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Inventory management is among the most important topics in operations management. The problem is to find the amount to be produced in order minimize the total expected cost. The main purpose for the inventory management is effectively utilizing inventories in the manufacturing system to meet customer requirements and bring about the minimum total cost. The classic Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) model is a mathematical model, which determines the lot sizing in a production process so that minimizes the total inventory holding cost and set up cost. The classic EPQ model is assumed that the product quality is always perfect; therefore, the quality costs are not considered as issues to influence the production lot size. This book aims to extend the existing body of knowledge on the imperfect-quality inventory problem by developing some new inventory models those relax some of the previous common assumptions of the EPQ models. The main objective is to minimize the total cost of inventory and quality in a manufacturing system with a single product. The proposed EPQ models identify the costs that exist because of poor quality and their effects on the optimal lot size and total cost.

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Does the U.S dollar have an effect on the price of oil?

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This study aims at investigating the following: first, whether the U.S exchange rate has a negative effect on the price of crude oil or not; second, whether there is a unidirectional relationship or not that runs from the U.S dollar exchange rate to the price of crude oil by conducting a Granger causality test; third, verify whether there is a long- run relationship between our proposed variables by conducting a co-integrated test by using the Engle-Granger test. This study finds a significant negative bivariate relation between the price of crude oil and the U.S dollar exchange rate when using monthly data. Furthermore, when using the same annual values of the two variables, this study shows that change of U.S dollar exchange rate does Granger cause the change in the price of crude oil at 5% level of significance, however, the oil price does not Granger cause change in U.S exchange rate at 5% level of significance. Therefore, the existence of a one way (unidirectional) effect is realized at 5% level of significance, which runs from the U.S dollar exchange rate to the price of crude oil.

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How Do Hotels’ Environmental Strategies Impact Guests’ Experiences

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Guest’s awareness of environmental strategies used in hotels have an impact on their behavior toward hotel. A list of ten environmental strategies applied in hotels was used to document their awareness and measure their opinions about the strategies. An analysis was done to determine the impact hotel environmental strategies have on customers’ purchase and behaviors. It was found that customers have encountered different environmental strategies in hotels. They ranked non-smoking policy the most positive strategy, and followed with adopting reusable items with food and beverage service. On the other hand, they selected not changing bed sheets, not changing towels, and using water efficient devices as the top three negative strategies. Majority of customers said that environmental practices have minimal influence over their decision of hotels; they do not recommend hotels based on environmental practices, and said hotels do not do enough to inform their guests about environmental practices being implemented.

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Управление бизнес-процессами в медиаиндустрии

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В монографии представлены результаты разработки методологии применения процессного подхода к управлению предприятий сферы издательского бизнеса и полиграфии. Рассмотрены особенности установления границ процесса в этой области деятельности, сформулированы основания классификации видов процессов. Разработаны модели процессных структур и процессов, определены направления совершенствования процессов. Проведен анализ международной и национальной практики применения показателей отражения деятельности организаций и предложен вариант сбалансированной системы показателей для предприятий сферы медиаиндустрии. Автором разработан показатель эффективности менеджмента, отражающий результаты деятельности организации.

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Nephron Algorithm

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Supplier chain management (SCM) can respond to rapid market changes quickly and hence increase competitive advantage. On the other hand, supplier lies in first node of SCM. So, supplier evaluation and selection is important task to the whole SCM’s agility and competition. Besides, there exist several proposed approaches to resolve this problem. However, a different methodology is proposed due to its powerful discriminatory performance, in this work. For this purpose, the nephron algorithm (NA) as a biological computation was inspired based of natural nephron performance because of its intelligent screening. It can be applied as data mining technique in order to cluster as well as to prioritize suppliers according their attributes and scores respectively. To illustrate the proposed model, the large, multinational, and Telecommunication Company was taken into account. Consequently, applied model is supposed to cluster suppliers precisely and accurately according to intellectual logic o nephron.

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Effective Leadership, the Hub of Organisational Excellence

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Managers strive for business success and excellence. However, few attain it and if they do, only fewer survive decline. Why do businesses succeed or fail, and how can success and excellence be achieved and sustained? Leadership is construed the major responsible factor. Is it true that organisations whose leadership is strong tend to perform well and can be said to be sustainable? This work is based on the hypothesis: Sustainable performance and excellence of organisations is primarily a function of effective leadership. We investigate how efficient leadership leads to organisational excellence with a number of practical conclusions based on cases, schools of thought and experiences of organisations of sustainable excellence. Two Ugandan media houses are compared to show how each strives for excellence, and the factors responsible for their achievements or failures. This book has three main parts with two chapters each. Part 1 treats perspectives of organisational excellence and effective leadership, 2 covers striving for excellence in Uganda and 3 examines the challenges and prospects of excellence and leadership.This is a book for all time Leaders, Managers and Academics.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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One of the most important inorganic means of achieving business growth is Merger and Acquisition. As business continues to globalize, there are huge opportunities to improve efficiency through this means. The corporate groups grow into massive, fairly inefficient conglomerates, and it should be possible to drive them towards focus through sell-offs or partnership. Other opportunities lie in consolidating smaller business units, or buying similar and congruent businesses elsewhere, thereby addressing the issue of excess capacity. An M&A transaction can truly change the market’s perception of the value of a business by transferring it to other shareholders, who might be able to look at it differently. The book has been designed to examine the prospect of mergers and acquisitions for the Indian companies. The study is based on the general understanding of M&A and its century-old global experience. It encompasses the evolution of M&A amongst the Indian industries under the situation of a true developing economy. The analysis should be especially useful to finance professionals as well as researchers and anyone else who may be interested in the M&A scenario.

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