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Lean Hospitals, Third Edition

Organizations around the world are using Lean to redesign care and improve processes in a way that achieves and sustains meaningful results for patients, staff, physicians, and health systems. Lean Hospitals, Third Edition explains how to use the Lean methodology and mindsets to improve safety, quality, access, and morale while reducing costs, increasing capacity, and strengthening the long-term bottom line. This updated edition of a...

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Doing Business 2013

Tenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 185 economies, Doing Business 2013 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity: ¿ Starting a business ¿ Dealing with construction permits ¿ Getting electricity ¿ Registering property ¿ Getting credit ¿ Protecting investors ¿ Paying taxes ¿ Trading across borders ¿ Enforcing contracts ¿ Closing a business ¿ Employing workers The report updat...

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The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/2013

The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/13 provides a summary collection of gender statistics on Africa available in one volume. It contains 60 indicators, covering 53 African countries. Additional data may be found on the companion CD-ROM or online, covering about 1,700 indicators from 1961 to 2011. Key themes are : • Basic demographic indicators • Education • Health • Labor force and wages • Women’s empowerment. Designed to p...

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Lean-Driven Innovation

In 2005, Goodyear’s research and development (R&D) engine was not performing up to its full potential. The R&D organization developed high-quality tires, but the projects were not always successful. Goodyear embarked on a major initiative to transform its innovation creation processes by learning, understanding, and applying lean product development principles. Within five years, Goodyear saw its product development cycle tim...

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Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific

Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific examines the relationship between gender equality and development and outlines an agenda for public action to promote more effective and inclusive development in East Asian and Pacific countries. Written as a companion to the World Development Report 2012 on gender equality and development, the report finds that promoting gender equality contributes to higher productivity, income gr...

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Big Data Computing: A Guide for Business and Technology Managers

This book unravels the mystery of Big Data computing and its power to transform business operations. The approach it uses will be helpful to any professional who must present a case for realizing Big Data computing solutions or to those who could be involved in a Big Data computing project. It provides a framework that enables business and technical managers to make optimal decisions necessary for the successful migration to Big Data...

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Effective People

'In these pages you will find a rich mixture of the best in leadership and organisation development practice and theory, based on a lifetime of studying and applying the principles of why some healthcare organisations succeed and why some fail.' This inspirational book analyses the attitudes and disciplines which make people and the organizations for which they work more effective, more productive and generally more successful. The a...

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Business Analytics for Managers, 2nd Edition

The intensified used of data based on analytical models to control digitalized operational business processes in an intelligent way is a game changer that continuously disrupts more and more markets. This book exemplifies this development and shows the latest tools and advances in this field Business Analytics for Managers offers real-world guidance for organizations looking to leverage their data into a competitive advantage. This n...

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Becoming Hewlett Packard

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two indep...

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The International Business Environment

Managers and executives who work in international trade and foreign direct investment are acutely aware of the importance of the governmental, intergovernmental, and systemic factors that regulate, facilitate, and/or complicate the conduct of international business (IB). But most managers and executives have limited or no expertise in these factors, which are referred to collectively as the IB environment. Also, because the IB enviro...