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Managerial Decision Making : a Holistic Approach

Author: Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest; Jeananne Nicholls; Kurt Schimmel; Sifeng Liu
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
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This book develops a general theory of managerial decision making on the basis of a few elementary postulates. It employs logic as the method of reasoning, systems science in general and the systemic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Forrest, Jeffrey Yi-Lin.
Managerial Decision Making : A Holistic Approach.
Cham : Springer, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest; Jeananne Nicholls; Kurt Schimmel; Sifeng Liu
ISBN: 9783030280642 3030280640
OCLC Number: 1122462385
Notes: Chapter 8: Impacts of Culture, Structure, and Leadership
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents: Intro; Synopsis; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Authors; Chapter 1: Facing the Challenge Holistically; 1.1 The Issue This Book Attempts to Address; 1.2 The Systems Approach; 1.3 Scientific Irregularities: The Norm of Business Life; 1.3.1 Long-Term Expectations and Short-Term Predictions; 1.3.2 The Essence and Origin of Quantities; 1.3.3 Irregular Information and Systems Science; 1.4 Major Contributions of This Work; 1.5 Organization of Contents in This Book; Bibliography; Part I: The Theoretical Foundation; Chapter 2: Basics of Systems Science; 2.1 The Concept of Systems 2.2 The Systemic Yoyo Model2.3 Some Elementary Properties of the Systemic Yoyo Model; Bibliography; Chapter 3: The Dynamics of Market Competition; 3.1 The Problem of Concern and Literature; 3.2 Conditions of the Market; 3.3 Monopoly and Profit Stagnation; 3.4 Market Invitation for Innovation; 3.5 Expected Profits of New Entrants; 3.6 Conclusions; Appendix: Proofs of Theoretical Results; The Proof of Theorem 3.1; The Proof of Theorem 3.2; The Proof of Theorem 3.3; The Proof of Theorem 3.4; The Proof of Theorem 3.5; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Market Entry and Market Partition 4.1 The Problem to Be Addressed and Its Importance4.2 Potential Appearance of Micro Entrants; 4.3 General Properties of the Market; 4.4 Interactions Between Micro Entrants and Incumbent Firms; 4.5 Discussion; 4.6 Conclusion; Appendix: Proofs of Theorems; Bibliography; Part II: The Present Era of Transient Competitive Advantages; Chapter 5: What Is Happening?; 5.1 The Literature; 5.2 Markets Evolve Faster and Consumers Become Less Patient; 5.3 Sustainability Is Replaced by Transiency; 5.4 An Organizational Essence; 5.5 Conclusion; Appendix: Technical Details Relevant to This Chapter The Proof of Theorem 5.1Relevant Technical Details of Bjerknes ́Circulation Theorem; The Proof of Theorem 5.2; The Formation of Personal Values; Bibliography; Chapter 6: Successfully Ride Waves of Transient Competitive Advantages; 6.1 The Literature; 6.2 Competitions: Either Internal or External; 6.3 Adapting to the New Era: Necessary Steps; 6.3.1 The Model Firm; 6.3.2 The Needed Transitional Steps; 6.3.2.1 An Ambition That Is Long Term and Unwavering; 6.3.2.2 Relationships That Are Stable; 6.3.2.3 Agility with Strategies; 6.3.2.4 Innovation: The Norm of Business 6.4 Looking at an Actual Case6.4.1 The Birth; 6.4.2 The Second Generation; 6.4.3 Peter Grace: The Third Generation; 6.4.4 Beyond Grace Family; 6.5 Conclusion; Appendix: Technical Details; Bibliography; Part III: The Innovativeness of Firms, Seen from Within; Chapter 7: Effects of Strategies; 7.1 The Literature; 7.2 Innovation: The Concept; 7.3 Clearly Stated Mission: The Starting Point of Everything Else; 7.4 Strategic Orientation; 7.5 Strategies Aiming at Growth; 7.6 Operational Procedures; 7.7 Managerial Recommendations; 7.8 Conclusion; Bibliography
Responsibility: Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, Jeananne Nicholls, Kurt Schimmel, Sifeng Liu.

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