People and Organizational Management in Construction

People and Organizational Management in Construction
  • Author : Shamil Naoum
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0727728741

People and Organizational Management in Construction Book Review:

This work offers an extended dictionary of key management concepts for students and professionals alike. It helps the reader, through an applied approach to management, to search for the most appropriate ways of improving their organization's performance and effectiveness. With the aid of case studies drawn from the construction industry, this title discusses key management issues including management theory, strategy, organization structure and design, culture, leadership, power, work groups, motivation and personal management.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (RUSSIAN)

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (RUSSIAN)
  • Author : Project Management Institute Project Management Institute
  • Publisher : Project Management Institute
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781628257007

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (RUSSIAN) Book Review:

PMBOK&® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK&® Guide &– Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains.This edition is designed to address practitioners' current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes.This edition of the PMBOK&® Guide:•Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.);•Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes;•Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts;•Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and• Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects
  • Author : Martin Loosemore,Andrew Dainty,Helen Lingard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2003-12-08
  • ISBN : 9781134506842

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects Book Review:

Although construction is one of the most labour-intensive industries, people management issues are given inadequate attention. Furthermore, the focus of attention with regards to HR has been on the strategic aspects of HRM function - yet most problems and operational issues arise on projects. To help redress these problems, this book takes a broad view of HRM, examining the strategic and operational aspects of managing people within the construction sector. The book is aimed at project managers and students of project management who, until now, have been handed the responsibility for human resource management without adequate knowledge or training. The issues addressed in this book are internationally relevant, and are of fundamental concern to both students and practitioners involved in the management of construction projects. The text draws on the authors' experience of working with a range of large construction companies in improving their HRM operational activities at both strategic and operational levels, and is well illustrated with case studies of projects and organizations.

Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry

Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry
  • Author : Hua, Goh Bee
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2013-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781466641860

Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry Book Review:

Technology development has provided fundamental benefits of speed, precision, and convenience to common business strategies; providing not only a means for functional integration, but also an opportunity to enhance competitive capability of a business firm. Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry brings together topics on understanding business strategy and competitive advantage, as well as essential benefits of concepts and technologies for improving efficiency of the construction industry. This reference source is directed toward researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, undergraduate, and postgraduate students, in order to gain insights into the complex workings of the traditional construction industry and the concepts and tools used to facilitate a strategically IT enabled industry.

Project Management for Construction

Project Management for Construction
  • Author : Chris Hendrickson,Tung Au
  • Publisher : Chris Hendrickson
  • Pages : 537
  • Relase : 1989-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780137312665

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Organization Design

Organization Design
  • Author : John Joseph,Oliver Baumann,Richard M. Burton,Kannan Srikanth
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2018-12-10
  • ISBN : 9781787563315

Organization Design Book Review:

Advances in Strategic Management is dedicated to communicating innovative, new research that advances theory and practice in Strategic Management. This volume focuses on organization design and collaborative ways of working.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry
  • Author : Mike Murray,Andrew Dainty,Michael Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 410
  • Relase : 2008-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780415362085

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry Book Review:

The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.

Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda

Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda
  • Author : Tom McMaster,David Wastell,Elaine Ferneley,Janice I. DeGross
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 534
  • Relase : 2007-08-08
  • ISBN : 9780387728049

Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda Book Review:

This volume presents papers from the 10th Working Conference of the IFIP WG 8.6 on the adoption and diffusion of information systems and technologies. It explores the dynamics of how some technological innovation efforts succeed while others fail. The book looks to expand the research agenda, paying special attention to the areas of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and organizational sectors.

Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry

Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry
  • Author : Vaughan Coffey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2010-01-28
  • ISBN : 9781134093359

Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry Book Review:

Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part of this doubt stems from a reliance on measures of organisational performance that are based purely on financial measures of business growth. Using the construction industry as the subject of his research, Vaughan Coffey traces the development of the literature on organisational culture and business effectiveness and investigates the culture-performance link using a new and highly objective measure of company performance and an evaluation of organisational culture, which is largely behaviourally-based. Providing a theoretical contribution to the field, this work shows that various cultural traits appear to be closely linked to objectively measured organisational effectiveness. This book will be valuable to professionals and researchers in the fields of management and public policy. It indicates directions for construction companies to develop and change, and in doing so strengthen their chances of remaining strong when opportunities for work might deplete and only the most successful companies will be able to survive.

Organizational Behavior 2

Organizational Behavior 2
  • Author : John B. Miner
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0765615258

Organizational Behavior 2 Book Review:

Organizational Behavior: Essential Theories of Motivation and Leadership analyzes the work of leading theorists. Each chapter includes the background of the theorist represented, the context in which the theory arose, the initial and subsequent theoretical statements, research on the theory by the theory's author and others (including meta-analysis and reviews), and practical applications. Special features including boxed summaries of each theory at the beginning of each chapter, two introductory chapters on the scientific method and the development of knowledge, and detailed and comprehensive references, help make this text especially useful for graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making
  • Author : Gerard P. Hodgkinson,William H. Starbuck
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2008-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780191558603

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making comprehensively surveys theory and research on organizational decision-making, broadly conceived. Emphasizing psychological perspectives, while encompassing the insights of economics, political science, and sociology, it provides coverage at the individual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. In-depth case studies illustrate the practical implications of the work surveyed. Each chapter is authored by one or more leading scholars, thus ensuring that this Handbook is an authoritative reference work for academics, researchers, advanced students, and reflective practitioners concerned with decision-making in the areas of Management, Psychology, and HRM. Contributors: Eric Abrahamson, Julia Balogun, Michael L. Barnett, Philippe Baumard, Nicole Bourque, Laure Cabantous, Prithviraj Chattopadhyay, Kevin Daniels, Jerker Denrell, Vinit M. Desai, Giovanni Dosi, Roger L.M. Dunbar, Stephen M. Fiore, Mark A. Fuller, Michael Shayne Gary, Elizabeth George, Jean-Pascal Gond, Paul Goodwin, Terri L. Griffith, Mark P. Healey, Gerard P. Hodgkinson, Gerry Johnson, Michael Johnson-Cramer, Alfred Kieser, Ann Langley, Eleanor T. Lewis, Dan Lovallo, Rebecca Lyons, Peter M. Madsen, A. John Maule, John M. Mezias, Nigel Nicholson, Gregory B. Northcraft, David Oliver, Annie Pye, Karlene H. Roberts, Jacques Rojot, Michael A. Rosen, Isabelle Royer, Eugene Sadler-Smith, Eduardo Salas, Kristyn A. Scott, Zur Shapira, Carolyne Smart, Gerald F. Smith, Emma Soane, Paul R. Sparrow, William H. Starbuck, Matt Statler, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, Michal Tamuz, Teri Jane Ursacki-Bryant, Ilan Vertinsky, Bénédicte Vidaillet, Jane Webster, Karl E. Weick, Benjamin Wellstein, George Wright, Kuo Frank Yu, and David Zweig.

Communicating and Organizing in Context

Communicating and Organizing in Context
  • Author : Beth Bonniwell Haslett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2013-06-17
  • ISBN : 9781136674877

Communicating and Organizing in Context Book Review:

Communicating and Organizing in Context integrates Giddens’ structuration theory with Goffman’s interaction order and develops a new theoretical base—the theory of structurational interaction—for the analysis of communicating and organizing. Both theorists emphasize tacit knowledge, social routines, context, social practices, materiality, frames, agency, and view communication as constitutive of social life and of organizing. Thus their integration in structurational interaction provides a coherent, communication-centric approach to analyzing communicating, organizing and their interrelationships. This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars as an orientation to the field of organizational communication and as an integration of organizing and communicating. It will also be useful for practitioners as a tool for understanding how conceptual frames limit possibilities and constitute the nature of organizing and members' participation in organizations.

Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey

Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey
  • Author : Elke Schuessler,Patrick Cohendet,Silviya Svejenova
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2021-09-17
  • ISBN : 9781839828744

Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey Book Review:

This volume brings together empirical and conceptual papers that go beyond questions of idea generation to account for the dynamics of idea development, judgement, and dissemination – processes which are at the heart of organizing for innovation.

Utility Corporations

Utility Corporations
  • Author : United States. Federal Trade Commission
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1928
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044032285876

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Construction Innovation and Process Improvement

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement
  • Author : Akintola Akintoye,Jack Goulding,Girma Zawdie
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2012-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781118280317

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement Book Review:

Innovation in construction is essential for growth. The industry strives to remain competitive using a variety of approaches and needs to engage structured initiatives linked to proven innovation concepts, techniques and applications. Even in mature markets like the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector, where business behaviour is generally considered as being risk averse, it is increasingly important to embed innovation into mainstream business practices. In Construction Innovation and Process Improvement a number of wide ranging issues from construction practice in different countries with different contexts are presented to provide a rich collection of literature embracing theory and practice. Chapters are divided into three broad themes of construction innovation relating to: Theory and Practice; Process Drivers; and Future Technologies. Several questions are posed, including for example: What is particularly unique about construction innovation in theory and practice? What are the major drivers of construction innovation? What factors are needed to support and deliver future construction technologies? In attempting to respond to such questions, the book sheds new light on these challenges, and provides readers with a number of ways forward, especially cognisant of the increased role of globalisation, the enhanced impact of knowledge, and importance of innovation. All these can have a significant impact on strategic decision-making, competitive advantage, and sustainable policies and practices. Part One deals with change management, technology, sustainable construction, and supply chain management; Part Two addresses innovation and process improvement drivers, including strategic management, concurrent engineering, risk management, innovative procurement, knowledge management; Part Three explores future technologies in construction – and particularly, how these can be harnessed and leveraged to help procure innovation and process improvement.

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation
  • Author : Bhattacharya, Sudipto,Chakraborty, Tanusree
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2019-12-27
  • ISBN : 9781522596776

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation Book Review:

As organizations continue to develop and adapt in today’s modern society, various approaches have begun to emerge as managers look for the best techniques to improve company performance. Appreciative inquiry is the practice of maintaining a positive and optimistic environment within the workplace, and it’s a concept that has transformed many corporations as it spread across the globe. Understanding this powerful shift in employee perception requires considerable research on how appreciative inquiry is affecting various companies worldwide. Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation provides emerging research that serves to increase the productivity of individuals and organizations exponentially by sharing case studies from organizations where appreciative inquiry has been implemented successfully as well as best practices that can benefit organizations and common pitfalls that can be avoided by becoming more vigilant. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as individual execution, productivity, and occupational solutions, this book is ideally designed for managers, practitioners, corporate professionals, executives, researchers, educators, and students.

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change
  • Author : David Boje,Bernard Burnes,John Hassard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2012-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781136680892

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change Book Review:

Organizations change. They grow, they adapt, they evolve. The effects of organizational change are important, varied and complex and analyzing and understanding them is vital for students, academics and researchers in all business schools. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. The volume brings together the very best contributors not only from the field of organizational change, but also from adjacent fields, such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes of this discipline. Surveying the state of the discipline and introducing new, cutting-edge themes, this book is a valuable reference source for students and academics in this area.

Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry

Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry
  • Author : Sarah Pink,Dylan Tutt,Andrew Dainty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2012-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781136851117

Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry Book Review:

The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices remain so under-theorised. Now though, there is a growing interest in and awareness of the utility of an ethnographic approach to the construction industry. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry draws together in one volume a set of expert contributions which demonstrate how social science perspectives, rooted in ethnographic research on construction sites and with construction workers themselves, can generate fresh insights into the social, cultural and material ways that the industry and conditions of work in it are experienced and played out. Each chapter develops discussion on the basis of an ethnographic case study to examine how theoretically informed ethnographic research can help us understand industry problems, and can challenge common perceptions of the construction industry. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography and organization studies, as well as those from the built environment and related applied fields.

Peterson's Graduate Schools in the U.S. 2010

Peterson's Graduate Schools in the U.S. 2010
  • Author : Peterson's (Firm)
  • Publisher : Peterson's
  • Pages : 657
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780768927894

Peterson's Graduate Schools in the U.S. 2010 Book Review:

A compact reference provides overviews for nearly one thousand schools in a variety of disciplines, in a resource that features listings by state and field of study as well as up-to-date entries on everything from enrollment and tuition to faculty and degrees offered. Original.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112059887221

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 Book Review: