Category Archives: Management Science

Health and Safety at Work: An Essential Guide for Managers

This practical guide continues to provide advice on how to establish procedures in your organization. Written in jargon-free language, it cuts through the legal complexities to enable you to fully understanding the law and its implications to your business. The … Continue reading

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Thrive on Pressure: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough

Be the Leader Who Is Cool, Calm, and in Control–Even in the Worst of Situations “This book is a great guide for helping you thrive on pressure and use it to your advantage.” — Bill Vit, President and COO, Aon … Continue reading

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Optimal Design of Complex Mechanical Systems: With Applications to Vehicle Engineering

This book presents foundations and practical application of multi-objective optimization methods to Vehicle Design Problems, bolstered with an extensive collection of examples. Opening with a broad theoretical introduction to the optimization of complex mechanical systems and multi-objective optimization methods, the … Continue reading

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The Making of Information Systems: Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized World

Information systems (IS) are the backbone of any organization today, supporting all major business processes. This book deals with the question: how do these systems come into existence? It gives a comprehensive coverage of managerial, methodological and technological aspects including: … Continue reading

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Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice

This book presents the state-of-the-art of reliability engineering, both in theory and practice. It provides design guidelines for reliability, maintainability, and software quality. This is a textbook establishing a link between theory and practice, with a large number of tables, … Continue reading

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Leadership Without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High-Performance (Instead of Just Talking About It)

IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY—NO EXCUSES! “Very engaging! Grimshaw and Baron provide practical coaching points on how to translate leadership intentions into results.” DAVE HILFMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES “A timely collection of valuable lessons on … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in the United States: The Future Is Now (International Studies in Entrepreneurship)

This important book enhances understanding of entrepreneurial dynamics, providing the first analysis of changes in US entrepreneurial activity. Based on the unprecedented Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics, it examines adult participation in new firm creation and differences in regional firm … Continue reading

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Decision Making with the Analytic Network Process: Economic, Political, Social and Technological Applications with Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks … in Operations Research & Management Science)

This note from Prof. Vargas regarding a competitive title by Prof. Saaty with an almost identical title (THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF THE ANALYTIC NETWORK PROCESS: Decision Making with Benefits, Opportunities, Costs, and Risks. RWS Publications, 2005): “The other book is … Continue reading

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Decision-Making in Committees: Game-Theoretic Analysis (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems)

Political and economic institutions are typically governed by committees that face the challenge to reconcile the preferences of their members. How should decision rules be designed to generate fair and sustainable agreements, for example if committee members represent groups of … Continue reading

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Innovation performance accounting: Financing Decisions and Risk Assessment of Innovation Processes

For successful innovation in business the responsible managers need a consistent view of the individual processes as well as an assessment of key projects in all phases of the development. Generating new ideas, fast examination of its feasibility requires skilled … Continue reading

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