• Business, Economics & Law
      June 2018

      Handbuch Produktions- und Logistikmanagement in Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken

      by Hans Corsten, Ralf Gössinger, Thomas S. Spengler

      In dem Handbuch werden die wichtigsten Themenkomplexe des Produktions- und Logistikmanagements sowohl theoretisch fundiert als auch mit Blick auf ihre praktische Relevanz behandelt. Hierzu zählen: Leistungsprogramm-, System- und Prozessgestaltung, Organisation und Personal, Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz, Controlling sowie Digitalisierung.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2018

      Business Ethics 3.0

      The New Integral Ethics from the Perspective of a CEO

      by Erhard Meyer-Galow

      The reputation of business managers is declining due to their disregard for moral decisions and ethical practices. Business students are currently taught only technical knowledge without concern for being compassionately and holistic engaged. However, when entering the business sector these graduates encounter a world which necessitates difficult, personally challenging decisions, ones for which technical knowledge is insufficient. Successful, sustainable resolutions can only be expected to result from a holistic, sustainable approach which accommodates the difficulty in balancing ethical practices with the demands for ever-increasing profits. This unique graduate textbook addresses the issue of business ethics from the perspective of an individual’s internal growth facilitated by a consideration of the principles of depth psychology, spiritual wisdom, meditation, and quantum physics, written by a CEO with an enormous business background. It not only promotes a new ethical approach, but also addresses the implementation of this new approach in the most important business sectors as a replacement for previous ineffective codes of conduct which have failed. It’s a must read for business students with aspirations of becoming managers or entrepreneurs in the economic sector as well as for all young professionals, managers and entrepreneurs to improve their ethical performance and sustainable success. Message from the author This book creates an impetus for change in a business world where unethical practices are rampant by providing a suggested a New Integral Ethics for the economy, an ethical approach based upon inner psychological and spiritual development arising from a serious consideration of Depth Psychology. Readers will learn how adoption of specific Practices, which lead to inner growth and spiritual maturity, will result in ethical, morally sound business practices not because they are mandated, but because once the SELF is actualized, you cannot do otherwise. Laws, appeals and directives which have never successfully resulted in ethical practices become unnecessary, replaced by intrinsically ethical individuals who collectively influence corporate ethical behaviour. This is a giant leap into a new dimension in our globalized, digitized economy.

    • Entrepreneurship

      Selling Your Technology Company for Maximum Value

      A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs

      by Rupert Cook

      Most technology entrepreneurs start companies and spend years of their lives building them with the goal of generating significant wealth through a successful sale. For many, the sale of their company is a one-off event for which they have little or no experience, but whose outcome can make the difference between true financial security and years of frustration and regret.This book gives honest, practical advice for executives and shareholders of technology businesses on how to prepare their businesses and how to manage and optimise the sale process through to a successful completion for maximum value.The author draws on his direct experience from a 20-year career in technology and corporate finance, but also on the experience of others in the industry - notably, corporate finance advisers and lawyers, corporate development professionals working at some of the most acquisitive large technology companies and entrepreneurs who have sold their businesses.After every second chapter, there is a case study of a technology company that has been successfully sold, written from interviews with the key individuals involved. These give real-life experiences from diverse businesses, ranging from a pre-revenue company sold when its product was still in beta to a $100m revenue company sold in its fourteenth year.This is a practical guide that can be followed and consulted to give insight into every part of the sale process and to learn from others who have gone through it many times.

    • Takeovers, mergers & buy-outs
      May 2012

      Leveraged Buy Outs

      An Introductory Practical Guide to Lbos

      by David Pilger

      Leveraged Buyouts reveals everything you need to know to analyse and create custom leveraged buyout analysis, as practised in firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Barclays.An easy-to-read handbook, complete with step-by-step instructions on how to understand financial statements and prepare analysis, it is an indispensable companion for busy finance professionals as well as those looking to start or switch careers into this sector.Whether you are looking to understand the theory behind leveraged buyout analysis, or learn how to build your own analysis, this book provides the answers.Written by top expert David Pilger, who has worked with everyone from Goldman Sachs to Morgan Stanley, it breaks down the ins and outs of financial modelling in theory and practice. Everyday analogies form the cornerstone of every study, making complex topics simple, and avoiding the unnecessary dense text of so many other leveraged buyout books.

    • Economics

      Industrial Clusters in Local and Regional Economies

      A Post Porter Approach to the Identification and Evaluation of Clusters in North Dublin

      by Helen McGrath

    • Business communication & presentation

      Motivating Business Mums

      Inspiration, Ideas and Advice from 45 Small Business Owners

      by Debbie O'Connor

      Motivating Mum (www.motivatingmum.co.uk) is a website that offers support and advice to mums who are running businesses and those who are thinking of starting up.In March 2011, Motivating Mum organised a charity mentoring festival called Mummy Mentoring Month, in association with International Women's Day. Successful business women were encouraged to donate their time and their professional services, and these services were sold to mums who were starting up, with all proceeds going to charity.As part of this festival, we asked business women in the UK and Australia to send in blogs, which were published one a day during the month of March. I kept the scope very wide - blog about anything that would give support and advice to mums. The results were amazing - blogs written by professional coaches and very successful businesswomen, and blogs written by people who are just starting out. Some are sharing their professional advice in various different disciplines - some are just sharing their personal journeys, successes and failures.Taken as a whole I think these blogs provide a great resource of really good advice for mums in business, and that is why I decided to put them together into an eBook that people can dip into for inspiration on an ongoing basis.The charity that we supported for Mummy Mentoring Month in the UK is Nema (www.nemafoundation.org) which helps women in rural Mozambique with aid, healthcare and education, so that they can support their communities and families. So in order to continue the spirit of Mummy Mentoring Month and International Women's Day, I am donating 20‰ of my royalties from the sale of this book to Nema.I hope that you will be inspired and educated by the blogs in this book. If you are please visit www.motivatingmum.co.uk (or www.motivatingmum.com in Australia) where the support, advice and inspiration is ongoing.

    • Business communication & presentation

      The Small Business Guide to Apps

      How Your Business Can Use Apps to Increase Market Share and Retain More Customers

      by David Howell

      If you thought that the app market was just about games and big brands, think again. Businesses of every size in every sector have built their own apps and are reaping real commercial rewards.Because of the relatively low cost of entering the app market, smaller enterprises can level the playing field, often outstripping their larger competitors simply because they have developed and marketed an app that delivers a service that their consumers are looking for.This book isn't about how apps can help you run your business more efficiently, or an in-depth tutorial about how to create an app for your enterprise. Instead, it provides a unique introduction and overview of the possibilities for any small or growing business. It's a focused guide about the business of apps for those whose time is money.Connecting with customers over their mobile phones and tablets allows a more intimate and ultimately more lucrative link between businesses and consumers to be established. With this latest book in the popular Business Bites series, you can help your business take the first steps into an exciting and growing marketplace.

    • Entrepreneurship

      Working 5 to 9

      How to Start a Successful Business in Your Spare Time

      by Emma Jones

      Become your own boss, in your own time!Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of 'Spare Room Start Up', delves into the working 5pm to 9pm trend and profiles 60 people who are running successful businesses outside of their normal office hours, everything from writing, baking and accounting, to magic, music and even pig farming! She offers over 50 ideas of businesses you can run in your spare time and looks at franchise ideas that can be run in the same way.There's advice on starting a business, sales, marketing, technology and how to maintain your social life whilst working 5 to 9.If you are:- In a job but not sure for how much longer, or- Wanting to pursue a passion, hobby or skill for light relief and extra income, or- Dreaming of becoming your own boss but not quite sure where to startThen this inspiring and practical book is for you!

    • Business communication & presentation

      Twitter Your Business

      A Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter to Successfully Promote You and Your Business

      by Mark Shaw

      Making an impact, 140 characters at a timeTwitter is not 'a get rich quickly tool'. You will achieve very little by just having an account. It takes time, effort and commitment to stand a chance of success on Twitter. However, if you are prepared to spend some time on Twitter each day finding people and conversations where you can add value, then things may well happen for you.The real value of Twitter is in the ability to search for real people talking about real stuff, right now and in real time. This offers individuals, businesses, brands the real opportunity to stop talking at customers and start talking with customers. A subtle but huge difference.

    • Business communication & presentation

      Successful Selling for Small Business

      What It Takes and How to Do It

      by Jackie Wade

      Every new business owner and aspiring entrepreneur will face one common challenge as they set out on their exciting journey - SALES; finding the right customers and getting them to part with their cash and buy.Like anything in life, you can do this the hard way or the easy way. You can delay, procrastinate, and wait for the telephone to ring or for business to come through the door. It may happen, but then again it may not! Alternatively, you can take control and get proactive - get selling and get SALES.In a cluttered, noisy marketplace, it's not necessarily about the best, newest or most exciting product in town; it's much more about connecting with the right customers, getting your message across with clarity and pizzazz and then helping people to take action with you and buy. Otherwise, stalemate, stagnation or decline - no sales, no customers, no business!Successful Selling for Small Business will:- help you 'get' sales;- help you develop a logical, 'can-do' approach to selling which fits your values, your business, you;- give you a sales habit or process for life, not just a quick fix;- demystify the selling process and remove any negative myths or perceptions;- help you grow your business and achieve your personal goals and ambitions.Successful Selling for Small Businesses is a straight-talking, jargon-free book which will help you get sales easily, effectively and ethically! No tricks, no gimmicks, no con jobs!

    • Business communication & presentation

      The Small Business Guide to China

      How Small Enterprises Can Sell Their Goods Or Services to Markets in China

      by David Howell

      Since China opened its doors to the world in 1978 its growth has been nothing short of meteoric. The 2007-09 credit crunch had little or no impact on the Chinese economy that continues to grow by almost 10‰ a year. China itself is now the fourth largest economy behind the USA, Germany and Japan, and if its current growth can be sustained, analysts expect China to become the world's largest economy by 2025.China is not, though, simply the factory of the world. As the Chinese economy has developed, so has its population, with an estimated 8.5 million Chinese citizens migrating to urban areas each year in search of work and a better standard of living. As a result, the market for your business' goods and services is inexorably growing.But can small businesses really compete in this vast market? It's a question that many small business owners are asking themselves.The Small Business Guide to China looks at not only how the Chinese economy works and what its citizens want to buy, but also how business is transacted in a market that will become the largest single consumer base on the planet over the next decade. Full of practical support and guide, the book addresses topics from intellectual property rights to the correct etiquette during a business meeting.No matter what your business sells, investigating the markets in China is definitely an area to look into, and this easy-to-read informative bitesize guide shows you how!

    • Business communication & presentation
      March 2012

      365 Social Media Tips

      A Year of Ideas for Marketing Your Business Via Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and More!

      by Karen James

      365 Social Media Tips does exactly what it says on the tin. There are 365 tips that cover specific social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and SlideShare, as well as tips to improve your use of social media generally.This book not only gives practical suggestions but many of the tips also include clear instructions on how to implement them. 365 Social Media Tips gets down to the nuts and bolts of social media in short, concise, helpful tips - one for every day of the year!

    • Small businesses & self-employed

      Spare Room Start Up

      How to Start a Business from Home

      by Emma Jones

      A friendly and stylish, full colour guide which focuses on the specific issues that affect home business start ups.Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business? Dreamt of working from home, a ten second commute, the flexibility to work when you want to, and the joy of being your own boss? This book can show you how to turn those dreams into reality in just a few simple steps.With serial entrepreneur and home business expert Emma Jones as your guide, you will discover just how easy it is to start and run a successful business from your spare room.Organised by three key themes - business, lifestyle and technology - Spare Room Start Up provides you with simple solutions and demonstrates the ease and low cost with which a home business can be started. Find out how you too can enjoy the rewards of running a home business whilst leading a happier and healthier life.Advice and suggestions are interspersed with quick tips, illustrations and real life case studies from successful home business owners. Uncover the lighter side of working from home as well as the benefits and rewards of becoming a Spare Room Start Up!

    • Takeovers, mergers & buy-outs

      The Mbo Guide for Management Teams

      Real-life Lessons from 20 Years in the Front Line of Private Equity

      by Andy Nash

      This book offers an exclusive and remarkably candid look at management buyouts and buy-ins from a man who has had an intimate role in 11 such deals since 1991. Acting in a variety of positions - chairman, executive director, non-executive director, personal coach to a managing director - Andy Nash has seen it all, and in this completely updated second edition again makes a serious and potentially turgid subject both easy-reading and unexpectedly entertaining.MBOs/MBIs are inherently risky, with failure rates being relatively high. This guide is aimed at prospective and existing managers of such a deal. By detailing all the intricacies and blind spots involved, it aims to increase their chances of success. It looks at how best to establish and accomplish your aims; as well as at elephant traps, bad practices and risks, and how to avoid them.The deals featured vary greatly: from staggering success to the verge of financial oblivion - and fortunately back again. They range across very different markets: from the world of global drug discovery in mythical Tintagel to heavy metal bashing (dustcarts) in the West Midlands. They have been backed by many different venture capitalists and financed by UK and international banks.Management buyouts and buy-ins are a high-octane part of the business world. It is a high risk: high reward arena. Metaphorically an MBO/MBI is like fitting an eight-litre V12 engine into an aged VW Beetle and expecting it to perform much better than before, or as someone once colourfully put: "a venture capitalist would expect that if you made love nine times in a night, the baby would arrive in four weeks".With the demands - and the potential rewards - so high, you can't afford to be without this authoritative guide.

    • Business communication & presentation

      Little Black Business Books - Networking Step By Step

      A Guide to Making Networking Work for You

      by Marilyn Messik

      Little Black Books offer a feet-on-the-ground, pared down, common sense, no holds barred and hopefully constructive take on the things that can make your business soar or sour! You will find them full of:- Practical steps and suggestions- Ideas and initiatives- Inspiration and incentives- Suggestions to help you prioritise and get you thinking- Reasons for trusting your own common sense and business instincts.They'll also show that whilst there's no short-cut to success, sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places by just looking at things from unusual angles.

    • Business communication & presentation
      February 2012

      The Small Business Guide to China

      How Small Enterprises Can Sell Their Goods Or Services to Markets in China

      by David Howell

      Since China opened its doors to the world in 1978 its growth has been nothing short of meteoric. The 2007-09 credit crunch had little or no impact on the Chinese economy that continues to grow by almost 10‰ a year. China itself is now the fourth largest economy behind the USA, Germany and Japan, and if its current growth can be sustained, analysts expect China to become the world's largest economy by 2025.China is not, though, simply the factory of the world. As the Chinese economy has developed, so has its population, with an estimated 8.5 million Chinese citizens migrating to urban areas each year in search of work and a better standard of living. As a result, the market for your business' goods and services is inexorably growing.But can small businesses really compete in this vast market? It's a question that many small business owners are asking themselves.The Small Business Guide to China looks at not only how the Chinese economy works and what its citizens want to buy, but also how business is transacted in a market that will become the largest single consumer base on the planet over the next decade. Full of practical support and guidance, the book addresses topics from intellectual property rights to the correct etiquette during a business meeting.No matter what your business sells, investigating the markets in China is definitely an area to look into, and this easy-to-read informative bitesize guide shows you how!

    • Business communication & presentation
      July 2012

      50 Top Tech Tools and Tips

      Making the most of technology in your business

      by David Sandy

      Technology is all around us. Mobile phones, computers, the internet, e-mail, satellite navigation - the list is endless.But are you making the most of technology in YOUR business?Whether you run a retail shop or a home based business, using the right technology can radically transform the way you operate, making you more efficient, saving you time and money, and inspiring you to push your business further.This eBook aims to introduce business owners to new technology tools which will enhance or even revolutionise the way you operate your business! Coupled with tips to make the best use of your new found tools, this eBook will supercharge you and launch your business into the techno-sphere.So what are you waiting for, lets plug in, log-on and get started...

    • Business communication & presentation
      June 2012

      Becoming the Expert

      Enhancing Your Business Reputation Through Thought Leadership Marketing

      by John W. Hayes

      Thought Leadership is perhaps one of the most valuable marketing tools available to today's entrepreneur. Not only is it highly affordable (largely free), it is also available to anyone with an opinion - and who doesn't have one of them?Becoming THE Expert- Enhancing Your Business Reputation through Thought Leadership Marketing explains how business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers and sales professionals can better position themselves as experts in their own particular industry and help to build brand awareness, generate leads and ultimately drive sales through the sharing of their detailed knowledge and insight.Written in plain English and using real world examples, the book explains how to find your voice and then plan, create and distribute Thought Leadership Marketing campaigns using a wide range of channels including blogs, white papers, videos, podcasts, webinars, PR, the media, books, eBooks, public speaking opportunities and social media.This book is for any business professional who values the idea of sharing knowledge, empowering the people they work with and building their reputation on the back of holding an open and honest dialog within the communities they serve.

    • Business communication & presentation
      May 2012

      Facebook for Business

      The Small Business Guide to Using Facebook

      by Susan Hallam

    • Business communication & presentation

      Little Black Business Books - Setting Up and Growing Your Business

      A Guide to Creating and Running a Successful Business

      by Marilyn Messik

      Little Black Books offer a feet-on-the-ground, pared down, common sense, no holds barred and hopefully constructive take on the things that can make your business soar or sour! You will find them full of:- Practical steps and suggestions- Ideas and initiatives- Inspiration and incentives- Suggestions to help you prioritise and get you thinking- Reasons for trusting your own common sense and business instincts.They'll also show that whilst there's no short-cut to success, sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places by just looking at things from unusual angles.

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