Exploring Supply Chain Management in the Creative Industries

Exploring Supply Chain Management in the Creative Industries

Author: Gary Graham

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781845448134

Category: Business logistics

Page: 77

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SCM is a rapidly emerging paradigm that is transforming the organisation of business operations as firms seek ever new and innovative ways of finding the elusive mantra of competitive advantage. Little work to date has been undertaken on the creative sector. This e-book hopes to address this, by offering some interesting and informative exploratory work in different areas of the sector. One aim was to offer some insights and lessons that could be drawn on by the wider business community.

Theorizing Cultural Work

Theorizing Cultural Work

Author: Mark Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134083510

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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In recent years, cultural work has engaged the interest of scholars from a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines. The debate in this ‘turn to cultural work’ has largely been based around evaluating its advantages and disadvantages: its freedoms and its constraints, its informal but precarious nature, the inequalities within its global workforce, and the blurring of work–life boundaries leading to ‘self-exploitation’. While academic critics have persuasively challenged more optimistic accounts of ‘converged’ worlds of creative production, the critical debate on cultural work has itself leant heavily towards suggesting a profoundly new confluence of forces and effects. Theorizing Cultural Work instead views cultural work through a specifically historicized and temporal lens, to ask: what novelty can we actually attach to current conditions, and precisely what relation does cultural work have to social precedent? The contributors to this volume also explore current transformations and future(s) of work within the cultural and creative industries as they move into an uncertain future. This book challenges more affirmative and proselytising industry and academic perspectives, and the pervasive cult of novelty that surrounds them, to locate cultural work as an historically and geographically situated process. It will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, cultural studies, human geography, urban studies and industrial relations, as well as management and business studies, cultural and economic policy and development, government and planning.

First-Time-Right Procurement

First-Time-Right Procurement

Author: Oliver Münch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658086206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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Based on more than 10 years of practical experience in the field of supply chain management, Oliver Münch indicates that in favor of sustainability within the supply chain the paradox purchasing savings can and should be substituted with the approach of the First-Time-Right Procurement. This dissertation subjects the monetary measurement of purchasing savings to a critical examination and questions whether it still applies. It indicates that monetary purchasing savings exert a negative impact on sustainable company success. In order to achieve a long-term sustainable success, it is proposed that the monetary measurement of purchasing savings can be replaced by measuring process times within the procurement organization.

Construction Industry Management Practices and Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises

Construction Industry Management Practices and Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises

Author: Blessing Okere PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663200525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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The construction industry is a versatile sector that requires the effort of managers to engage in practices that create innovation. Management practices are the skills, knowledge, resources, and culture needed to attain successful innovation. Regardless of the importance of management practices, an established management practice that demonstrates how managers’ practices might boost innovation is limited. A review of literature associated with management practices and innovation in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction industry led to the determination that a gap exists in the body of work about construction industry management practices and innovation in SMEs. The exploratory qualitative study investigated the research question: What roles do management practices have in innovation in U.S. SMEs in the construction industry? Study participants were 12 middle managers employed in small- and medium-sized construction organizations with three or more years of experience. Data analysis identified two themes. First, improving project management had three subthemes of sharing information, bringing new ideas, and efficient project management. The improving competitive performance theme had three subthemes of effective delivery of service, knowledge exchange and collaboration, and effective leadership, categorized as management practices. The interpretation of themes and subthemes provided enough information to determine that management practices and innovation in U.S. SME construction companies involved improving project management and improving competitive performance. The study results could be used to improve innovation capabilities in SMEs in the construction industry through the improvement of knowledge sharing practices, internally and externally.

Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Author: Prasanta Kumar Dey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000647235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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This book examines the sustainability of supply chains in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), in developed and emerging economies. Drawing on contributions from experts in the field and examining case studies from a range of countries, including Thailand, Bangladesh, France, Spain, Austria and Greece, this book provides researchers and industry practitioners with guidance on how to make SMEs more sustainable through appropriate trade-offs between economic, environmental and social aspects. Over the course of the book, the authors examine the current state of sustainable supply chain practices, highlight the key issues and challenges, and identify critical success factors across different industries and geographical locations. They also explore how supply chain carbon footprints and effectiveness are measured, and navigate the delicate balance between reducing the carbon footprint whilst still ensuring enhanced productivity. Finally, the book reflects on how the circular economy model might facilitate higher sustainability of SMEs. Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of supply chain management and sustainable business.

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries

Author: Abbe E.L. Brown

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786431172

Category:

Page: 424

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The creative industries are becoming of increasing importance from economic, cultural, and social perspectives. This Handbook explores the relationship, whether positive or negative, between creative industries and intellectual property (IP) rights.

Computer Security Threats

Computer Security Threats

Author: Ciza Thomas

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781838802394

Category: Computers

Page: 130

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This book on computer security threats explores the computer security threats and includes a broad set of solutions to defend the computer systems from these threats. The book is triggered by the understanding that digitalization and growing dependence on the Internet poses an increased risk of computer security threats in the modern world. The chapters discuss different research frontiers in computer security with algorithms and implementation details for use in the real world. Researchers and practitioners in areas such as statistics, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, data mining, data analytics and visualization are contributing to the field of computer security. The intended audience of this book will mainly consist of researchers, research students, practitioners, data analysts, and business professionals who seek information on computer security threats and its defensive measures.

Rethinking Strategy for Creative Industries

Rethinking Strategy for Creative Industries

Author: Milan Todorovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317911876

Category: Art

Page: 238

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Creative Industry practices are increasingly manifested through hybrid models and methods and emerging sub-sectors. With ever finer dividing lines between form and content, product and service, participation and consumption, the distinctions between sectors are increasingly blurred, while new, convergent models emerge. Reflecting this fluid context, this book provides a new perspective on strategy in the Creative Industries. Based on extensive original research and live empirical data derived from case studies, interviews, and observations with creative managers, it reveals strategic decision-making by analysing business manoeuvres and stages of innovation in the Creative Industries. Through analysing the interactive features of aesthetically driven information assets, and how new user/consumer cultures are applied, it uncovers the principles that are transforming strategy in the Creative Industries. This innovative volume will be of significant interest to scholars, advanced students and practitioners in the Creative Industries as well as well as industry consultancies and practitioners.

Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Author: Kulwant S. Pawar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137541253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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Containing the most influential papers from the International Symposium on Logistics, Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management demonstrates the evolution in logistics and supply chain management since the 1990s.