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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1108/QAE-01-2015-0001

Strategic management and innovation: A checklist for readiness evaluation of AACSB standards

21 Mar 2016-Quality Assurance in Education (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)-Vol. 24, Iss: 2, pp 259-277
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of a checklist, focusing on the detailed analysis of the requirement of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards related to strategic management and innovation area, for evaluation of implementation readiness in a business school setting. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents an articulated procedure for the development of the checklist. The study adopted a multi-method approach for developing the final content for the checklist. Findings – The introduction of the checklist has provided a systemic approach to process design and evaluation of readiness of a business school for AACSB accreditation related to strategic management and innovation area. The checklist was developed and applied over the course of systematic reviews in a business school setting. Research limitations/implications – The present study has developed the checklist comprising the requirements of the standards related to strategi...

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Topics: Checklist (61%), Strategic planning (53%)
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Book ChapterDOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45462-7_40
01 Jan 2017-
Abstract: Analysis of the problems of sustainable development of territories shows that one of the main methods for solving is transition to strategic management of the policy of clustering. Strategic management of the policy of clustering is pre-determined mainly by quick changes of external environment and emergence of hardly predictable economic and financial situations. An important precondition of transition to strategic management of the policy of clustering of territories is the process of globalization of the country’s economy, which determines not only the necessity to use the resource potential effectively, but also to create conditions for creation and formation of new competitive advantages. Enterprises and organizations of small business should become their bearers. The Concept of long-term socio-economic development of the Russian Federation until 2020 sets one of the most important conditions for transition to innovational development as “creation of a network of territorial and production clusters which realize competitive potential of territories”. Besides, the Strategy of innovational development of the Russian Federation until 2020 includes into the main goals of innovational policy of regions the transition to principles of innovational cluster policy. Thus, strategic documents of the federal level pay special attention to management of clustering policy through creation of a network of clusters which would allow increasing effectiveness of using competitive potential of territories and providing their sustainable development through development of the network of territorial and production clusters of subjects of small business.

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Topics: Strategic planning (59%), Strategic financial management (58%), Sustainable development (56%) ...read more

78 Citations


Open access
01 Jan 2015-
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the findings of an exploratory survey designed to measure AACSB member deans’ perceptions about the recently revised 2013 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation Standards. In April of 2013, AACSB International released a major revision of its accreditation standards to better reflect the increased globalization of management education. Design/methodology/approach – The present study surveyed AACSB member school deans via e-mail using SurveyMonkey during October and early November of 2013. A total of 1,131 valid e-mail addresses were found for the deans/heads of member schools (accredited and non-accredited). In total, 259 surveys were completed, resulting in a 23 per cent response rate for member schools with valid e-mails (n  1,131). Findings – The present study found that the AACSB membership largely perceives that AACSB accreditation is a basic requirement to be a credible and competitive business school, is an indicator of a quality education and is linked to enhancing a business school’s ability to be effective in faculty recruitment and student placement. Even business school’s holding association of MBA (AMBA) and the European Foundation for Management Development’s International Accreditation Program (EQUIS) accreditation seemed to think that AACSB accreditation is a basic requirement to be a competitive business school. The most notable finding of this study is that most deans indicated that they will be able to meet the 2013 standards. Originality/value – Although at the time of the survey no business school had been subject to review under the new standards, member deans largely felt that the guiding principles and values and the accreditation standards themselves are achievable. In addition, there was widespread agreement that AACSB accreditation is valuable, meaningful and essential in today’s globally competitive environment.

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Topics: Accreditation (62%)

22 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1108/JMTM-12-2016-0167
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the difficulties observed during implementation of quality management systems (QMSs) in Brazilian manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach The methodological strategy used was a literature review, a panel of experts and a survey. Through the literature review, 15 difficulties associated with the implementation of QMS were raised; these were organized into latent variables by specialists in the subject and served as the basis for a survey. In total, 123 professionals working with quality management in manufacturing companies participated in the research and the data collected were analyzed by means of second-order confirmatory factorial analysis. Findings The results allowed the validation of the 15 difficulties observed in the literature, and it was evidenced that these difficulties are structured in four latent variables as follows: difficulties associated with employees; difficulties associated with QMS structuration; difficulties associated with integration; and difficulties resulting from the planning. Research limitations/implications The main limitation of this research is the sample size, because 123 professionals that work with quality management in manufacturing companies participated in the research. It should be noted, however, that all parameters evaluated through the second-order confirmatory factorial analysis were validated. Practical implications The findings have great value for both quality management professionals, who may use those findings to guide the pre-implementation phase of a QMS, and researchers, who may use those findings as a foundation for future studies, in the development of models or tools related to QMS implementation. Originality/value No other paper was found on the scientific basis with the same focus for Brazilian manufacturing companies, thus demonstrating originality. The value of the research lies in the fact that the results presented here, statistically validated, may be used by other researchers and market professionals.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/20430795.2021.1883985
Abstract: Management of an institution determines its success or failure. Educational management and administration borrow the characteristics of business model with reference to the operations of higher edu...

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Topics: Skills management (69%), Middle management (58%), Training and development (54%) ...read more

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1108/JIEB-11-2015-0027
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of the paper is to introduce the concept of a checklist, focusing on the detailed analysis of requirements of the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards related to the learning and teaching area – for evaluation of implementation readiness in a business school setting. Design/methodology/approach The present study adopted a multi-method approach for developing the final content of the checklist. Findings The introduction of the checklist has provided a systemic approach to process design and evaluation of readiness of a business school for AACSB accreditation related to the learning and teaching area. The checklist was developed and applied over the course of systematic reviews in a business school setting. Research limitations/implications The checklist has been developed considering the requirements of the AACSB standards related to the learning and teaching area only. In the near future, the authors intend to develop checklists for the remaining areas of AACSB standards. Originality/value This research offers a comprehensive checklist comprising the requirements of the standards related to the learning and teaching area. The checklist would be useful to the business schools that are planning to implement AACSB standards for accreditation or are interested in changing their current processes to follow AACSB standards.

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Topics: Checklist (56%), Accreditation (50%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1056/NEJMSA0810119
Abstract: The rate of death was 1.5% before the checklist was introduced and declined to 0.8% afterward (P = 0.003). Inpatient complications occurred in 11.0% of patients at baseline and in 7.0% after introduction of the checklist (P<0.001). Conclusions Implementation of the checklist was associated with concomitant reductions in the rates of death and complications among patients at least 16 years of age who were undergoing noncardiac surgery in a diverse group of hospitals.

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Topics: Checklist (62%), WHO Surgical Safety Checklist (61%), Population (52%)

4,346 Citations


Open accessBook
01 Jan 1976-
Abstract: Designed to lead readers through the entire research process from start to finish, the text is divided into three parts. Essentials of Research: this section introduces the whys of research, outlines the process and the proposal stage, and finally explores the ethics involved with all research undertakings. Research Set-Up: now readers are familiar with the research process, this section introduces the different types of research. Beginning with a chapter on qualitative research, this part also features chapters on sampling strategies, interviews, surveys, observational research, ethnography and ends with a chapter on experiments. Conducting the Research: this third section illustrates how best to conduct research, exploring the theory and practice of secondary data, measurements, field work and questionnaires. The text ends with a chapter that explains how best to write and present your research once it is complete, an essential skill for any good researcher!A fourth part of the book (which covers the Statistical Background of research) is made available to readers on a CD-ROM that comes free with every copy of "Business Research Methods". Designed to be used easily in conjunction with the text by those that need a more statistical perspective on research, the CD includes chapters on exploring, displaying and examining data, testing hypothesis, measuring association and an overview on multivariate analysis. Providing integrated coverage of advanced statistical methods, techniques and analysis, these chapters provide the perfect add-on for those that need it. Indexed and page numbered, it can be used easily in conjunction with the rest of the text.

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Topics: Qualitative research (51%)

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Open accessBook
26 Jan 2021-
Abstract: About the Author. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part One: Understanding Design. 1. The Nature of Design. Design Activities. Design Problems. Problem Structures. 2. Design Ability. What Designers Say. How Designers Think. Learning to Design. 3. The Design Process. Descriptive Models. Prescriptive Models. An Integrative Model. Part Two: Doing Design. 4. New Design Procedures. Systematic Procedures. Design Methods. Creative Methods. Rational Methods. 5. Identifying Opportunities. The User Scenarios Method. 6. Clarifying Objectives. The Objectives Tree Method. 7. Establishing Functions. The Function Analysis Method. 8. Setting Requirements. The Performance Specification Method. 9. Determining Characteristics. The Quality Function Deployment Method. 10. Generating Alternatives. The Morphological Chart Method. 11. Evaluating Alternatives. The Weighted Objectives Method. 12. Improving Details. The Value Engineering Method. Part Three: Managing Design. 13. Design Strategies. What is a Design Strategy? Frameworks for Action. Strategy Control. Setting Strategies and Choosing Tactics. 14. Product Development. Product Design. Product Planning. Product Innovation. References. Index.

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Topics: Design review (69%), Product design specification (67%), Design education (67%) ...read more

1,523 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/136455700405172
Abstract: The paper examines some methodological issues associated with the use and analysis of focus groups in social science research. It is argued that what distinguishes this methodology from other methods is the interactions which take place within focus groups, and that this should be reflected in analysis of the data. Interactive features considered here include individuals dominating within the groups, constructing the Other, tendencies towards normative discourses, and conflicts and arguments within focus groups. These are considered in relation to examples from a study of young adults' expectations of the future, and their orientations towards work and family. Possible moderator strategies and analysis approaches which take account of the interactions are discussed.

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Topics: Focus group (55%), Normative (53%), Moderation (52%)

801 Citations


Open accessBook
01 Jan 1989-
Abstract: The nature of design the design process design methods clarifying objectives establishing functions setting requirements generating alternatives evaluating alternatives improving details design strategies.

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Topics: Axiomatic design (72%), Design review (70%), Design technology (68%) ...read more

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