This history of Ferranti during the last six years of its long existence provides a detailed exposition of the merger with an American firm that would bring it to its knees. Although only covering six years, this builds on the previous two volumes of the Ferranti history that has outlined how the firm grew into one of the UK's leading defence electronics operations. Having survived a major liquidity crisis in 1974-75, Ferranti recovered robustly under new management, only to flounder under the same leadership as a result of a major foray into the American defence electronics industry. The case-study outlines the inherent dangers in international mergers, as well as the acute problems associated with City and corporate governance practices which resulted in decisions that undermined Ferranti fatally.
In these times of global economic crisis, social unrest towards the powers that be, and a yearning for alternative systems and organization, it is now more relevant than ever for you to take a critical stance to your management studies in order to analyse, understand and question the world around you and the capitalist stronghold in which you live and work.
This new thought-provoking text uses critical theory and revolutionary ideas to help you challenge the status quo and prevailing ideologies in management. It covers key issues, thinkers and topics in an accessible style to provide a broad and clear understanding of vital theory which is applied to the real world through international case studies and reflective questions and think points for you to carry into practice.
A companion website provides additional learning materials for personal study and class activities (www.sagepub.co.uk/dyer).
This text is essential reading for any undergraduate or postgraduate student studying critical management or any management course with a critical slant.
This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to update and enhance each chapter -- blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. Among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare. It will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing programÂ and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach teamwork.
Have you taken a sudden liking to leather clothing three sizes too small? Are you considering a sexier upgrade to your car or even your partner? Do your children flee in horror when they see you shaking your thang at the local nightclub? If you?ve answered ?Yes!? to any of the above, try not to panic. It?s only the small matter of a mid-life crisis. On the bright side, attempting to recapture your youth can be a lot of fun, and who said there?s anything wrong with growing old disgracefully? AUTHORS Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for TV and radio. He has written for Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Alistair McGowan, Monkey Dust, Smack the Pony, Punt and Dennis? It?s Been a Bad Week and Dead Ringers and has worked closely with Griff Rhys Jones on Smith and Jones, amongst others. Clive Whichelow is a journalist and comedy writer. He has written for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image and many others as well as for The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror. SELLING POINTS Part of our ?So You?re series which has sold in excess of 130,000 copies. ILLUSTRATIONS Drawings by Andy Hammond.
This guidebook provides a comprehensive introduction to the optimization of energy & material systems. It combines the fields of ecology, management, technology & microeconomics. The book offers the theoretical background of material flow, explains how to apply management, & encourages the reader to develop new projects.
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