This book presents selected papers on Business Management and Technology, focusing on recent research in Business, Optimization, Technology, and Global Issues. Organized in four broad tracks, papers examine Management Challenges in Today's Industry, especially concerning changes in customer demands; Optimization Challenges in Today's Business, looking at efficiency and effectiveness in providing goods and services at affordable prices; Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism; and Technological Challenges in the Era of Globalization.
The book covers both production systems and service systems, including the growing area of Information Technology, and also looks at the quality of work life in various sectors of business. It presents a balanced blend of theoretical and practical papers.
Lotfi Tadj is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at Faileigh Dickinson University, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research at Florida Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics at Carnegie-Mellon University. His research interests include queueing theory, inventory theory, optimal control theory, reliability theory and statistical inference.
Ajay K. Garg is an Assistant Professor in the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver. He earned his Ph.D. in Quality Decision Making and Operations Management and his MBA in Operations Management and International Business. His research interests include quality, stress and time management in the fields of small scale, handicraft and cottage industries. His textbook, Production and Operations Management, was published by McGraw Hill Education in 2011 and reprinted four times. He got one more book on Quality in Handicraft Sector was published in 2012 was published by ReadWorthy Publications.
Strategic Management for the 21st Century.- Deconstructing the Appeal of Toxic Leaders.- Corporate Venturing: Implications in a Globalized Environment.- Creating and Developing a Sustainable Resort Development in a World Heritage Site: A Case Study of Cusco, Peru.- E-Voting Technologies Usability: A Critical Element for Enabling Successful Elections.- Big Data Revolution: Is it a Business Disruption.- Facilitating the Exploration of Open Health-care Data through BOAT: A Big Data Open Source Analytics Tool.- Optimal Production Planning Strategy for Deteriorating Items in Terms of Emission Tax, Pollution, and R&D Investment.- Optimal Selection of Superlative Candidates for Open Positions using Linear Programming.- Social Implications of Carbon Credit Trading: A Case Study.- Measuring the Economic Integration of Immigrants: A Cross-National Comparison Between Canada and Germany.- Educating for Change in Mindset and Worldview on Sustainability: One Teacher's Story.- Social and Environmental Justice: The Management Challenge of Repurposing Business.- Understanding Factors Affecting University Student's Adoption of E-Learning Systems in NCR.- Gender Differences and Perceived Efficacy of Humor Styles in the Workplace.- How "Congruent" Are You?: University Seniors' Sense of Self and Career Enactment.- Study of Driving Factors of Entrepreneurship Intention Among Management Students.