Business Strategies in Small Open Country
This is the first book to summarise the twentieth century economic history of the Netherlands from a business history perspective. It has a broad historical coverage of Dutch business development including in particular the major multinationals such as Philips, Shell, and Unilever. Although focused...
Published February 16th 2005 by Routledge
Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks
Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of organizations that collaborate to achieve an overall network-level goal. Goal-directed networks are those that come together to achieve a shared objective, in...
Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge
Studies of Innovation in Product-Service Management
This book examines the management of Procuring Complex Performance (PCP) in large-scale programmes that includes the downstream support phase in sectors such as construction, healthcare, transport, aerospace, marine and defence. It brings together a series of edited chapters to explain why the...
Published August 11th 2010 by Routledge
Electricity Regulation in a Continually Evolving Environment
Over the past 50 years the US economy has experienced economic dynamism and technological change at a dizzying pace, driven substantially by innovation in digital communication technology. This dynamism has had limited effects in the electricity industry, and institutional change within the...
Published July 20th 2008 by Routledge
In recent years leading figures in a variety of fields - political, financial, medical, and organizational - have become acutely aware of the need to effectively incorporate aspects of risk into their decision-making. This book addresses a wide range of contemporary issues in decision research,...
Published January 23rd 2008 by Routledge
The Origins and Causes of the British Energy Crisis of 2002
A timely contribution and incisive analysis, this is the story of the British experiment in privatizing the nuclear power industry and its subsequent financial collapse. It tells how the UK's pioneering role in nuclear power led to bad technology choices, a badly flawed restructuring of the...
Published July 4th 2007 by Routledge
Evidence from the Automotive Industry
This new book investigates how the relationships of international business networks (one buyer-multiple suppliers) develop over time, looking at the geographical angle as well as an actor composition point of view. Bart Kamp presents a framework that reveals what business-to-business (...
Published November 22nd 2006 by Routledge
The use of formulae has become widespread in recent years across most developed countries. In the UK, a conservative estimate is that annually £150 billion of public service expenditure is distributed using formulae, in services such as health care, local government, social security and higher...
Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge
Income Contingent Loans for Social and Economic Progress
Higher education rates are increasing throughout the Western world, yet at the same time, government budgets face increasing constraints. This has ensured that the importance of student support is recognized in many countries. In recent years there has been a world-wide movement towards the use of...
Published July 5th 2006 by Routledge
Analysis, Changes and Challenges
Over the past ten years there has been a massive growth in call centres worldwide. These centres are said to represent the most dynamic growth area in white-collar employment internationally since the mid 1990s. Yet the footloose and global nature of the industry means that jobs will always be...
Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge
Universities are increasingly expected to be at the heart of networked structures contributing to society in meaningful and measurable ways through research, the teaching and development of experts, and knowledge innovation. While there is nothing new in universities’ links with industry, what is...
Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge
Strategy and Structure
Although social, political, technological and business networks hold our modern world together, we still lack a good understanding of what business networks are, how they work, and the language of network analysis that we may apply to solve common, everyday problems. This book looks at such...
Published May 10th 2006 by Routledge
An Account of the UK Construction Industry Reform Movement 1993-2003
The UK construction industry is the sixth largest industry in the UK in terms of turnover. During the last decade, it has undergone an unprecedented period of self-examination, including input from most of the leaders of the major suppliers and clients as well as from leading politicians, civil...
Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge
The channels and mechanisms of knowledge flows define the links that make up production and innovation systems. As such, they relate directly or indirectly to all policies that affect such systems. Knowledge flows are also directly related to intellectual property protection policies and...
Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge
The performance of current transport systems is inadequate when viewed in terms of economic efficiency, sustainability and safety. Drawing together key an impressive list of contributors from the vast field of transportation economics including Kenneth Button, David Banister and Juan...
Published March 15th 2006 by Routledge
From Production to Retailing in UK Brewing 1950-1990
The brewing industry, through its network of public houses, has a profound impact on the lives of much of the population of United Kingdom. Exploring the shaping of this industry in the years from 1950-1990, this book shows how it has moved from being largely concerned with the technical issues of...
Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge
A phenomenological approach
Interest in contemporary cultural industries has grown in the past decade, as they take on a greater significance in our increasingly consumer-led society. Focusing on the world of fashion photography, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach in which this and other aesthetic markets, such...
Published November 9th 2005 by Routledge
Exploring identity as a contemporary concern in everyday life and in the social sciences, this book focuses on how ideas about identity can be applied to organization and management studies. The contributors, all respected authorities in the field, use and develop recent philosophical thought on...
Published August 24th 2005 by Routledge
A Tale from Different Worlds
The rise to prominence of the service sector - heralded over half a century ago as the great hope for the twenty-first century - has come to fruition. In many cases, employment in the service sector now outnumbers that in manufacturing sectors, and it is accepted that in all developed countries,...
Published August 17th 2005 by Routledge
Drawing on both analytical and continental traditions, this thought-provoking book takes a balanced look at the contributions philosophy can make to improving our understanding of what it means to organize. The essays consider three areas: representing organization, knowing organization, and the...
Published July 27th 2005 by Routledge
An International Perspective
Clusters of specialized businesses are being promoted around the world, aided by high-profile examples such as Silicon Valley. Using evidence from high- and low-income economies, as well as detailed case studies that show the special conditions behind successful clusters, this book provides a new...
Published May 18th 2005 by Routledge