Servant-leadership may be the answer to the current demand for a more ethical, people-centred leadership where humility, servitude and contribution are key elements.
This volume contains 13 thoroughly refereed and revised papers detailing recent advances in research on trading agents, negotiating agents, dynamic pricing, and auctions.
This book contains 14 carefully reviewed and selected papers from the 4th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Zermatt, Switzerland, March 22-25, 2010. They have been gleaned from a vast empirical base brought together by leading researchers of outsourcing and off shoring.
Overview of recent developments in social psychological theory as it applies to organizational issues.
Visions and ambitions on how supply chain management can contribute to global sustainability and empowerment.
This management book brings together distinguished writers from diverse fields and their specialised perspectives on new ideas and the challenges they pose to the hegemony of neo-classical scientific management. It explores various possibilities for the future development of the understanding of management and organisation in the context of new economic conditions taking shape in both the East and the West. The focus on these makes this volume topical. It provides today’s managers with alternatives to conventional approaches to management.
by Ronald Huisman
Transportation, storage, seasonality and settlement issues hardly figure in financial markets and their modelling. Yet, they are crucial to the working of energy markets and, as a result, traditional financial models must be customised to give useful results. More broadly, traders and portfolio managers, who make crucial decisions based on the output of these models, should be familiar with their power and their limitations. Ronald Huisman has combined both academic and practical approaches in "An Introduction to Models for the Energy Markets" to provide the reader with a clear exposition of the thinking behind the range of models used today in energy finance - from the most basic to the cutting edge.
One of the challenges met by green entrepreneurs and product developers who have tried to develop more sustainable products is that efforts to have better products in environmental terms do not always translate into effective business cases. The purpose of this book is a better understanding of the implications of environmental issues in new product development. Through an empirical study in the human powered vehicle sector, Luca Berchicci examines how and to what extent the environmental ambition of product developers and managers influences the way new products and services are developed. The understanding of this phenomenon is particularly important since managers are encouraged and/or motivated to undertake environmental new product development projects.