Television and the media generally have raised the profile of entrepreneurs and we imagine them to be young, energetic and creative people. Research shows us that the older you are when setting up a business, the greater its chances of success. Here, Professor Tom Cannon puts things in a global perspective and tells us about the challenges that budding silver entrepreneurs face and what is being done in the north of England to remove those barriers.
Explores the impact of new market conditions, technological changeand innovation on the nature and evolution of food markets. Analyses thecurrent environment and…
Explores the impact of new market conditions, technological change and innovation on the nature and evolution of food markets. Analyses the current environment and highlights some of the changes likely to emerge over the 1990s.
Few aspects of management pose more challenges or bring out more corporate dilemmas than the process involved in building creativity into the workings of the large, complex, modern organisation. To be more accurate, the difficulties probably lie far more in wedding creativity to effectiveness in the firm's internal operations or its relationships with the environment. The challenges lie in seeking new and creative responses to the problems posed by change, competitive action and the variety of pressures facing the firm. The dilemma is posed by the tendency to introduce systems, structures and methods of operating which achieve operating efficiencies at least in the short term, but which tend to introduce inflexibility and rigidity into the organisation.
In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…
In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.
Change, Adaption and Development are central to modern marketing. This paper provides an overview of the subject area of innovation and new product development. The critical role of change in modern industrial and industrialising societies is explored in depth. Emphasis is given to the managerial implications of research to date. Key issues such as the interplay between creativity, the motivating force behind invention, and control, the basis for successful innovation, are reviewed Changing attitudes and approaches to new product development play a major part in this study, particularly the growing awareness that innovation is no longer an end in itself, but a part of a carefully controlled marketing system.
This paper adopts a relatively broadbrush approach to an examination of the current state of commercial information and related services. An attempt will be made to…
This paper adopts a relatively broadbrush approach to an examination of the current state of commercial information and related services. An attempt will be made to integrate the analysis of public and private services while exploring the ways in which more need or requirement based initiatives are taking place within large corporations and other organisations. During this paper the impact of two parallel developments on commercial information and related services will be reviewed. These are:
Highlights the challenges facing those involved in management trainingand development, as new needs and challenges emerge. New markets, newtechnologies and new ideas are…
Highlights the challenges facing those involved in management training and development, as new needs and challenges emerge. New markets, new technologies and new ideas are reshaping the business environment, calling for novel skills and competences. Those involved in management training and development are at the fore in these developments. Emphasizes their strategic role especially in the context of the progressive introduction of the Management Charter Initiative.
The aim of this article is to review the work currently being conducted at Durham University Business School to help small firms to develop their export potential. It describes the evolution of an Export Planning, Organisation, Research and Training System (EXPORTS). The foundation stone of the system is a training programme developed in conjunction with the Rubber and Plastics Processing Industry Training Board. Much of the article describes the development and evolution of this course. A keynote of the article is the progress that can be made with in‐company work providing the Training Board is willing to involve Training Advisers actively in course development and implementation. This innovative programme is evaluated and the routes to further action identified and reviewed.
Describes the findings of the Management Development to the Millennium project of the Institute of Management. The research was carried out by two working parties, one examining developments over the period 1987‐94, the other looking ahead to 2001. The project found that there had been significant growth in training and development, and in vocational qualifications. Skills required in order to ensure future business prosperity included strategic thinking, and ability to manage change.
Climate change is a global threat to social, economic, and environmental sustainability. In an increasingly urbanized world, homeowners play an important role in climate…
Climate change is a global threat to social, economic, and environmental sustainability. In an increasingly urbanized world, homeowners play an important role in climate adaptation and environmental sustainability through decisions to landscape and manage their residential properties.
In this chapter, we review the potential impacts of climate change on environmental sustainability in urban ecosystems and highlight the role of urban and suburban residents in conserving biodiversity. We focus extensively on the interactions of homeowners and residential landscapes in urban coastal and desert environments.
Understanding how human-environment interactions are linked with a changing climate is especially relevant for coastal and desert cities in the United States, which are already experiencing visible impacts of climate change. In fact, many homeowners are already making decisions in response to environmental change, and these decisions will ultimately shape the future structure, function and sustainability of these critically important ecosystems.
Considering the close relationship between biodiversity and the health and well-being of human societies, understanding how climate change and other social motivations affect the landscaping decisions of urban residents will be critical for predicting and enhancing sustainability in these social-ecological systems.