Author : F. Romane Genre : Science Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media ISBN : 9789401728362 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) forests and woodlands have been considered as a paradigm for Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems. In the western part of the Mediterranean Basin, these forests and woodlands occupy large areas and thus play a very important role in the landscape. A number of research projects from the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), the Centre de Recerca Ecológica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), and from many other laboratories are currently focusing on Q. ilex ecosystems, and a number of problems have appeared concerning not only basic knowledge but also management aspects. For this reason, the CEFE and the CREAF decided to jointly organize the workshop on Quercus ilex L. Ecosystems, which was held in Montpellier and Barcelona in September 1990. The present volume consists of a selection of papers presented during the workshop and other papers contributed after the workshop. The papers are divided into five sections: Biogeography and History; Structure, Productivity and Dynamics; Water Relationships; Nutrient Cycling; and Management.
Author : Robert Bruce Hey Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing ISBN : 9780128174555 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Turnaround Management for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries: A Project Management Approach helps readers understand the phases of development in preparation for a turnaround, with each relevant phase easily identified. Specific to the process industry, especially oil and gas, petrochemical and power plants, this reference simplifies the entire lifecycle of a turnaround and provides specific examples of both successful and unsuccessful turnaround projects. By identifying the most significant performance indicators and strategies to ensure that targets are met, this book will help plant managers keep plants safe, efficient and running successfully. Aligns turnaround project management with ISO guidance and ANSI/PMI standards Utilizes the best tools for long-term planning, including instructional videos and training material Helps users gain practical knowledge through both good and bad turnaround management case studies Presents real-world issues and challenges encountered
Author : Pedram Faghfouri Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media ISBN : 9783658005962 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Both practitioners and scholars agree that organizations that are ready to cope with crisis should be better able to manage it than organizations which are not prepared. As, due to their company characteristics, family businesses are exposed to additional causes of crisis beyond the usual causes all companies face, preparing for crisis is of specific importance to them. Based on empirical investigations, Pedram Faghfouri shows that non-family businesses are more likely to prepare for crisis when compared to family businesses. The author’s findings let further suggest that the existence of a supervisory board has a positive effect on the degree of crisis readiness of a family business. Moreover, in family businesses with supervisory boards, the involvement of family members in the top management team seems to have a negative effect on the degree of crisis readiness.
Author : Frederick Zimmerman Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : F & J Zimmerman Co ISBN : 9780983903543 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The Turnaround Experience is a study of 16 attempted business turnarounds, each studied for twenty years. Nine were successful and seven unsuccessful, the differences owing to the strategies employed, the managerial skills, and character traits on the part of the people involved.The proposition advanced here is that the successful turnarounds focuses involved conscientious, carefully orchestrated efforts aimed at improving the firm's effectiveness as an efficient low-cost producer of increasingly differentiated quality products simultaneously. This study also revealed that successful turnarounds involve leaders who focus on operations, possess strong ethical values, have good personal reputations, and follow the principles of fair play in dealing with employees, creditors, suppliers, and customers.The 16 cases were drawn from actual documented histories occurrences spanning more than 80 years from 1902 to 1988 in the automobile and agricultural equipment industries where much material is available on the events and the characteristics of the people involved.
Author : Chris Freytag Genre : Health & Fitness Publisher : Rodale Books ISBN : 9781605292519 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Based on the latest fitness research, this tried and tested program blasts pounds and inches, increasing strength, energy, and confidence—in just 14 days! This book is the fire-starter to get back on track to a sleeker, healthier body. Based on the most up-to-date and authoritative research about interval walking and circuit training, the 2-Week Total Body Turnaround will help you: • rev up your metabolism • lose up to 12 pounds and 221⁄4 inches in 2 weeks • send your energy levels soaring Featuring step-by-step, day-by-day directions showing easy exercises to do and delicious foods to eat, the plan is easily customizable for any fitness level, from beginners who need an easy place to start to experienced exercisers who want to revitalize tired routines and break through plateaus. With measurable results in just 14 days, the plan is perfect for people who want to lose weight for a special event, but is also adaptable for continued success.
Author : Tierney Temple Fairchild Genre : Education Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9781607090434 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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"This book provides a valuable balance between what one must know and what one must do to turn around low-performing schools. The 3-E framework simplifies this complex process by focusing resources on the environment, the executive, and the execution of the turnaround plan. A set of case studies on individuals who have led successful turnarounds of schools gives life to the theoretical concepts"-- Provided by publisher.
Author : Coby V. Meyers Genre : Education Publisher : IAP ISBN : 9781681238890 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The concept of school turnaround—rapidly improving schools and increasing student achievement outcomes in a short period of time—has become politicized despite the relative newness of the idea. Unprecedented funding levels for school improvement combined with few examples of schools substantially increasing student achievement outcomes has resulted in doubt about whether or not turnaround is achievable. Skeptics have enumerated a number of reasons to abandon school turnaround at this early juncture. This book is the first in a new series on school turnaround and reform intended to spur ongoing dialogue among and between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners on improving the lowest-performing schools and the systems in which they operate. The “turnaround challenge” remains salient regardless of what we call it. We must improve the nation’s lowest-performing schools for many moral, social, and economic reasons. In this first book, education researchers and scholars have identified a number of myths that have inhibited our ability to successfully turn schools around. Our intention is not to suggest that if these myths are addressed school turnaround will always be achieved. Business and other literatures outside of education make it clear that turnaround is, at best, difficult work. However, for a number of reasons, we in education have developed policies and practices that are often antithetical to turnaround. Indeed, we are making already challenging work harder. The myths identified in this book suggest that we still struggle to define or understand what we mean by turnaround or how best, or even adequately, measure whether it has been achieved. Moreover, it is clear that there are a number of factors limiting how effectively we structure and support low-performing schools both systemically and locally. And we have done a rather poor job of effectively leveraging human resources to raise student achievement and improve organizational outcomes. We anticipate this book having wide appeal for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in consideration of how to support these schools taking into account context, root causes of low-performance, and the complex work to ensure their opportunity to be successful. Too frequently we have expected these schools to turn themselves around while failing to assist them with the vision and supports to realize meaningful, lasting organizational change. The myths identified and debunked in this book potentially illustrate a way forward.
Author : Kishia C. James Genre : Education Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9781475860443 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The book offers a progressive perspective of turnaround principals and adds to the current turnaround school literature. It includes stories of the lived experiences of three critically conscious principals’ journey to school transformation. The turnaround principals in this book disrupted cultures of oppression in predominantly African American schools. Through the power of transformative leadership these school leaders improved the academic outcomes for students as well as the working conditions of teachers and staff.