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Not Just another Management Fad

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that some of the management ideas commonly viewed as fads are actually productive concepts that do much good when properly conceived and applied. That this is true only adds to the problem. Many of them are nevertheless transformed into fads – not by their inherent worth – but due to their presentation by providers and treatment by management teams. Many such concepts become fads – passing rapidly into and then out of favor – due to the discovery over time that they, in fact, lack practical value at work. But others that do have such actual usefulness also degenerate into fads due to some of the factors discussed over the past ...
comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences . Such insights and experiences comprise knowledge , either embodied in individuals or embedded in organizational processes or practice. An established discipline since 1991 (see Nonaka 1991 ), KM includes courses taught in the fields of business administration , information systems , management , and library and information sciences . More recently, other fields have started contributing to KM research; these include information and media, computer science , public health
i'm leading, they're behind me
I read in the paper today that I exercise for 55 minutes each day, now that I'm 55. That kind of precision metric is just what's made Nortel the company it is today. Without that kind of passion for measurement, I wouldn't have been able to drive Lean Six Sigma, Own It! and all the other great initiatives that have accelerated Nortel's trajectory. But I'm not here to talk about that.  History will record how those initiatives were the Real Thing and not just another management fad. I was pleased with one answer I thought up today though - for some reason the press keep asking about my salary, as if ... market research, surveys and trends
From ITO to BPO-The Growth of Offshore Outsourcing
While most of the books and research about IT outsourcing (ITO) are less than ten years old, ITO has actually been around in some form or the other for decades. When mainframes ruled the earth, the services of these expensive behemoths were often made available through time-sharing. Hiring contract programmers is also a thirty-year old phenomenon. Service bureaus, like Automated Data Processing, have been in the payroll business for decades, and have expanded more recently into accounting. Similarly, data center facilities management has been available for decades. Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Processing and the big accounting ... market research, surveys and trends


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The U.S. economy fundamentally changed in the last twenty years, as manufacturing and heavy industry moved overseas, replaced by a new focus on knowledge and data. This transformation has underscored the importance of safeguarding information through encryption. This article focuses on state-of-the-art encryption techniques used pervasively to protect data, such as personal identity, medical records, financial transactions, and electronic mail, to name a few. Wireless Sensor Networks: We Are Getting There Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are machine-to-machine (M2M) mesh networks operating like the Internet in that they are ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Entrepreneurs use a balanced scorecard to translate strategy into ...
Although 50 percent of Fortune 1000 companies currently use a balanced scorecard (BSC), few small businesses are using a BSC. A review of the literature finds no BSC papers in leading small business/entrepreneurship journals. This article begins with a discussion of the BSC and why a small business should use it. Three small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) case studies are presented, with a copy of their BSC, to illustrate how Hyde Park Electronics, Futura Industries, and Southern Gardens Citrus use a BSC to set strategy and align operations to achieve breakthrough results. Implications are, that like large businesses, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The End of Moore's Law: A Love Story
where he led the firm’s investments in Zynga (where he serves as Operating Director), Lockerz, and ngmoco. Bing was Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts from 1998 to 2008, after heading EA marketing and product development off and on since EA’s founding in 1982. He helped write the founding business plan that attracted Kleiner Perkins as an initial investor. Bing contributed design and marketing on many EA franchises including John Madden Football, The Sims, Sim City, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf, Club Pogo and Command and Conquer. Bing has also been a director at Amazon since 2003, and held the game ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The growing appeal of going off the grid
For most Americans, tap water, electricity and heating are not only staples of modern convenience -- they're absolute necessities. A small but growing number of Americans, however, have ditched the comfort and convenience of their utilities and chosen instead to live off the grid -- unconnected to gas, water, phone and power networks, and, in some cases, making their life from whatever they can grow or hunt on the land. In 2009, British journalist and documentary filmmaker Nick Rosen traveled around the United States visiting these unplugged Americans to find out what it means to live an off-the-grid life. He discovered ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Evidencing Quality: A management fad or an approach to enduring ...
A key challenge has been the need to demonstrate that the Program Quality Assurance (PQA) system is not just another management fad. A SWOT analysis of the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
2009 KMWG Elections -- Candidate Position Statements and ...
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F-05-01 The perilous world of management fashion: A re-examination ...
and include such programs as total quality management (TQM), just in time (JIT), ..... Ponzi, L and Koenig, M (2002) "Knowledge management: another management ... When is a fad not a fad? Harvard Business Review, 72(5), 11. ...
Management Consulting: strategic management, retrenchment strategy ...
What is a learning organization? Is this approach to strategic to strategic management better than the more traditional top-down approach? When is the planning mode of strategic decision making superior to the entrepreneurial and adaptive modes? Chapter � 2 What is the relationship between corporate governance and social responsibility? Chapter � 3 According to Porter, what factors determines the level  of competitive intensity in an industry ? Chapter -4 How can value chain analysis help identify a company�s strengths and weaknesses? In what ways may be corporation�s structure and culture be internal strengths or weaknesses?
Is "Personal Branding" moving from fad status to mainstream ...
I do believe in it. I think it is necessary to "show" what and who you are. People tend to be more lazy in searching for things, they want them easy and right now. If you are personalizing your branding you will end up with better results. Just my 2 cents. posted 2 months ago I work at the Graduate School which is a nonprofit organization with nearly 90 years of experience providing adult continuing education. We offer a variety of programs in government-based specialties and for personal enrichment. For me personally, I think "personal branding" is very important. I think it helps differentiate yourself and your goals from ...