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The Alignment Factor

The Alignment Factor
  • Author : Cees B.M. Van Riel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-29
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781136445460
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Summary : The importance of creating a favourable impression is hard to overstate in all walks of life - in business it's vital to achieve strategic goals. Customers, journalists, bloggers, investors, governments and other groups are all important stakeholders in an organizations performance and in persuasively communicating a company's ethical and socially responsible behaviour, these groups can be kept onside. Supported throughout by lively examples, this book contains guidance for implementing strategies that engage stakeholders - highlighting those organizations which employ communication professionals as key performers. Van Riel reveals how a dominant logic develops among executives, which influences styles and techniques of trust-building communication. The practical insights demonstrated via cases including Google, Unilever and Barclays make this book useful reading for MBA and other graduate classes across areas such as public relations and reputation management as well as thinking managers across the globe.

The Alignment Factor

The Alignment Factor
  • Author : Allen E. Fishman,Jason Zickerman,Amazon.com (Firm)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-02
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0984014926
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Summary : Alignment is the side-by-side working relationship that makes great results a daily reality for Key Decision Makers (typically business owners) and their Direct Reports. There are four alignment areas: Commitment, Communication, Culture and Collaboration. All the biggest barriers to business success -- lack of clarity on the vision, the absence of a strong strategic plan, factionalism and infighting among members of the company's leadership, and many others -- can be overcome once the executive team understands and commits to alignment. Companies that implement The Alignment Factor [trademark] experience: reduction in costs, less wasted time, improved efficiencies, greater job satisfaction and retention and decreased workplace stress.

Total Alignment

Total Alignment
  • Author : Riaz Khadem,Linda Khadem
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-16
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781613083567
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Summary : ALIGN YOUR BUSINESS FOR SUCCESS From overarching vision to individual competency scorecards, Total Alignment arms you with powerful concepts and tools to run a successful, efficient business. No matter what size or type of business you run, business strategy experts Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem show you how to align your team and operations from the ground up and from the top down. Total Alignment is the result of innovative thinking, solid research, and thirty successful years of consulting experience with major companies. Whether your team struggles most with communication, accountability, or motivation, this book will help you inspire your organization to produce efficiently, engage in the company's vision, and hold each other accountable for solid, sustained progress. Implement these concepts and tools to gain coherence, strength, and value: • Measure and narrow alignment gaps in key areas of your business using the Alignment Survey • Plan for your company’s growth and measure it along the way with the Alignment Map • Define clear roles and responsibilities for each member of your team to ensure accountability with Accountability Assignment worksheets • Eliminate silos, inefficiencies, and redundancies with the one page management strategy • Set short- and long-term goals that add value to each branch of the company as well as the business as a whole Plus, gain access to easy-to-use templates to analyze your company’s alignment, including Business and Individual Scorecards, the Competency Worksheet, an Action Plan Commitment chart, and the Performance and Effort Indexes.

The BSCCO System

The BSCCO System
  • Author : A. V. Narlikar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 156072935X
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Summary : This 35th volume of the 'Studies' is devoted to the technologically important BSCCO system. It focuses on a host of topics such as the synthesis and fabrication of conductors, superconducting BSCCO magnets, and the basic technological properties of the material in relation to the microstructure. The authors are distinguished in the field, working in different parts of the world, maintaining the international character of the series.

The Alignment Performance Link in Purchasing and Supply Management

The Alignment Performance Link in Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Author : Christian Baier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-08-11
  • Total pages :231
  • ISBN : 9783834997517
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Summary : Christian Baier empirically investigates the alignment-performance link in PSM. His findings provide clear guidance to practitioners on how to design their purchasing strategies and practices to achieve maximum alignment and thus effectively contribute to the firm’s competitive advantage.

Measurement Invariance

Measurement Invariance
  • Author : Rens Van De Schoot,Peter Schmidt,Alain De Beuckelaer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-05
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9782889196500
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Summary : Multi-item surveys are frequently used to study scores on latent factors, like human values, attitudes and behavior. Such studies often include a comparison, between specific groups of individuals, either at one or multiple points in time. If such latent factor means are to be meaningfully compared, the measurement structures including the latent factor and their survey items should be stable across groups and/or over time, that is ‘invariant’. Recent developments in statistics have provided new analytical tools for assessing measurement invariance (MI). The aim of this special issue is to provide a forum for a discussion of MI, covering some crucial ‘themes’: (1) ways to assess and deal with measurement non-invariance; (2) Bayesian and IRT methods employing the concept of approximate measurement invariance; and (3) new or adjusted approaches for testing MI to fit increasingly complex statistical models and specific characteristics of survey data. The special issue started with a kick-off meeting where all potential contributors shared ideas on potential papers. This expert workshop was organized at Utrecht University in The Netherlands and was funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-VENI-451-11-008). After the kick-off meeting the authors submitted their papers, all of which were reviewed by experts in the field. The papers in the eBook are listed in alphabetical order, but in the editorial the papers are introduced thematically. Although it is impossible to cover all areas of relevant research in the field of MI, papers in this eBook provide insight on important aspects of measurement invariance. We hope that the discussions included in this special issue will stimulate further research on MI and facilitate further discussions to support the understanding of the role of MI in multi-item surveys.

Business-IT Strategic Alignment: A Prerequisite for Digital Transformation

Business-IT Strategic Alignment: A Prerequisite for Digital Transformation
  • Author : Dr. Alain Nkoyock,Dr. Barry K. Spiker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-09
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9780359281763
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Summary : Business-IT strategic alignment grows in importance as organizations strive to link business and technology in light of their digital transformation agendas. Our research study used a field survey design to examine (a) the role of knowledge management processes in the relationship between contextual factors and alignment in a multinational corporation (MNC), and (b) the role of IT projects in the relationship between alignment and the performance and effectiveness of an MNC.The results of our research study had at least four implications to leaders in MNCs: (a) the effects of top managers' knowledge of IT on strategic business-IT alignment; (b) the importance of business-IT alignment to organizational performance and effectiveness; (c) the importance of internal context to knowledge integration; and (d) the role of senior management in knowledge management and strategic management of IT. A theoretical and practical perspective of business-IT strategic alignment in MNCs is provided.

Quantitative Corporate Finance

Quantitative Corporate Finance
  • Author : John B. Guerard Jr.,Anureet Saxena,Mustafa Gultekin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-12-23
  • Total pages :611
  • ISBN : 9783030435479
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Summary : This textbook presents a comprehensive treatment of the legal arrangement of the corporation, the instruments and institutions through which capital can be raised, the management of the flow of funds through the individual firm, and the methods of dividing the risks and returns among the various contributors of funds. Now in its second edition, the book covers a wide range of topics in corporate finance, from time series modeling and regression analysis to multi-factor risk models and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Guerard, Gultekin and Saxena build significantly on the first edition of the text, but retain the core chapters on cornerstone topics such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory environments, bankruptcy and various other foundational concepts of corporate finance. New to the second edition are examinations of APT portfolio selection and time series modeling and forecasting through SAS, SCA and OxMetrics programming, FactSet fundamental data templates. This is intended to be a graduate-level textbook, and could be used as a primary text in upper level MBA and Financial Engineering courses, as well as a supplementary text for graduate courses in financial data analysis and financial investments.

Strategic Execution

Strategic Execution
  • Author : Kenneth J. Carrig,Scott A. Snell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1503603598
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Summary : CEOs regularly identify strategic execution as their biggest challenge, and the top priority facing today's business leaders. Based on their research with senior executives across a variety of industries--and including firms like Marriott, Microsoft, SunTrust, UPS, and Vail Resorts--Kenneth J. Carrig and Scott A. Snell have distilled the elements that are most critical for execution. This book addresses the challenges of execution, why it matters, and why the approach remains elusive. It introduces an integrated framework for understanding four priorities underlying execution excellence. Ultimately, it all comes down to alignment, agility, ability, and architecture. The authors lay out a process for applying the framework, helping business leaders to diagnose their challenges and to determine their path toward breakthrough performance.

The Great Alignment

The Great Alignment
  • Author : Alan Abramowitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780300207132
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Summary : The most in-depth analysis to date of America's current political polarization and the forces that led to a Trump presidency

The Human Factor in Machine Translation

The Human Factor in Machine Translation
  • Author : Sin-wai Chan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-08
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781351376242
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Summary : Machine translation has become increasingly popular, especially with the introduction of neural machine translation in major online translation systems. However, despite the rapid advances in machine translation, the role of a human translator remains crucial. As illustrated by the chapters in this book, man-machine interaction is essential in machine translation, localisation, terminology management, and crowdsourcing translation. In fact, the importance of a human translator before, during, and after machine processing, cannot be overemphasised as human intervention is the best way to ensure the translation quality of machine translation. This volume explores the role of a human translator in machine translation from various perspectives, affording a comprehensive look at this topical research area. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in translation studies, machine translation or interested in translation technology.

The Alignment Problem

The Alignment Problem
  • Author : Brian Christian
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-10-05
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 0393868338
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Summary : A jaw-dropping exploration of everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and the movement to fix them.

Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges

Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges
  • Author : Wei-chin Lee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-09
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9783319771250
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Summary : This edited volume investigates and evaluates the context, causes, and consequences of various essential issues in Taiwanese domestic politics and external relations before and after the regime change in 2016. It offers theoretical interpretation and temporal delineation of recent electoral shifts, party realignment, identity reformulation, and subsequent foreign policy adaptation in the 2010s. Contributors address these issues in three sections—“Democracy and New Political Landscape,” “The China Factor and Cross-Strait Dilemma,” and “Taiwan’s International Way-out”—to advance conclusions about Taiwan’s political transformation from both comparative and international perspectives.

Multiple Biological Sequence Alignment

Multiple Biological Sequence Alignment
  • Author : Ken Nguyen,Xuan Guo,Yi Pan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-10
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781119273752
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Summary : Covers the fundamentals and techniques of multiple biological sequence alignment and analysis, and shows readers how to choose the appropriate sequence analysis tools for their tasks This book describes the traditional and modern approaches in biological sequence alignment and homology search. This book contains 11 chapters, with Chapter 1 providing basic information on biological sequences. Next, Chapter 2 contains fundamentals in pair-wise sequence alignment, while Chapters 3 and 4 examine popular existing quantitative models and practical clustering techniques that have been used in multiple sequence alignment. Chapter 5 describes, characterizes and relates many multiple sequence alignment models. Chapter 6 describes how traditionally phylogenetic trees have been constructed, and available sequence knowledge bases can be used to improve the accuracy of reconstructing phylogeny trees. Chapter 7 covers the latest methods developed to improve the run-time efficiency of multiple sequence alignment. Next, Chapter 8 covers several popular existing multiple sequence alignment server and services, and Chapter 9 examines several multiple sequence alignment techniques that have been developed to handle short sequences (reads) produced by the Next Generation Sequencing technique (NSG). Chapter 10 describes a Bioinformatics application using multiple sequence alignment of short reads or whole genomes as input. Lastly, Chapter 11 provides a review of RNA and protein secondary structure prediction using the evolution information inferred from multiple sequence alignments. • Covers the full spectrum of the field, from alignment algorithms to scoring methods, practical techniques, and alignment tools and their evaluations • Describes theories and developments of scoring functions and scoring matrices •Examines phylogeny estimation and large-scale homology search Multiple Biological Sequence Alignment: Scoring Functions, Algorithms and Applications is a reference for researchers, engineers, graduate and post-graduate students in bioinformatics, and system biology and molecular biologists. Ken Nguyen, PhD, is an associate professor at Clayton State University, GA, USA. He received his PhD, MSc and BSc degrees in computer science all from Georgia State University. His research interests are in databases, parallel and distribute computing and bioinformatics. He was a Molecular Basis of Disease fellow at Georgia State and is the recipient of the highest graduate honor at Georgia State, the William M. Suttles Graduate Fellowship. Xuan Guo, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate at Oak Ridge National Lab, USA. He received his PhD degree in computer science from Georgia State University in 2015. His research interests are in bioinformatics, machine leaning, and cloud computing. He is an editorial assistant of International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications. Yi Pan, PhD, is a Regents' Professor of Computer Science and an Interim Associate Dean and Chair of Biology at Georgia State University. He received his BE and ME in computer engineering from Tsinghua University in China and his PhD in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pan's research interests include parallel and distributed computing, optical networks, wireless networks and bioinformatics. He has published more than 180 journal papers with about 60 papers published in various IEEE/ACM journals. He is co-editor along with Albert Y. Zomaya of the Wiley Series in Bioinformatics.

Statistical Case Studies for Industrial Process Improvement

Statistical Case Studies for Industrial Process Improvement
  • Author : Veronica Czitrom,Patrick D. Spagon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-01-01
  • Total pages :514
  • ISBN : 9780898713947
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Summary : A selection of studies by professionals in the semiconductor industry illustrating the use of statistical methods to improve manufacturing processes.

Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium

Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium
  • Author : Vasisht Venkatesh,Adam L. Pilchak,John E. Allison,Sreeramamurthy Ankem,Rodney R. Boyer,Julie Christodoulou,Hamish L. Fraser,M. Ashraf Imam,Yoji Kosaka,Henry J. Rack,Amit Chatterjee,Andy Woodfield
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-26
  • Total pages :1998
  • ISBN : 9781119296119
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Summary : This book contains the Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium.

Alignment

Alignment
  • Author : Robert S. Kaplan,David P. Norton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 1591396905
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Summary : The creators of the Balanced Scorecard apply their proven approach to corporate level strategy and offer a framework for aligning all of a company's individual business units with the organizations' overall strategy to ensure optimal business performance.

International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance (IJITBAG).

International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance (IJITBAG).
  • Author : Wim Van Grembergen,Steven de Haes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :62
  • ISBN : 1466631023
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Strategic alignment of innovation to business

Strategic alignment of innovation to business
  • Author : Frances Fortuin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-11-15
  • Total pages :174
  • ISBN : 9789086866281
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Summary : This book addresses the crucial question for innovative prospector companies of how to bridge the gap between exploration and exploitation. Whereas exploration deals with the search for new ideas and opportunities, exploitation is about incrementally moving the performance bar a little bit higher. Finding the right balance between exploration and exploitation is essential for the long term survival in today’s highly dynamic business environments. In a cross-industry study of ten large, multinational prospector companies, which are world leaders in their respective industries, it was discovered that the ‘industry clockspeed’, the length between the subsequent product generations, plays an essential role in bridging this gap. The product generation life cycle (PGLC) typically ranged from just several months in short life cycle industries (SLCIs), such as electronics and the mobile phone industry, to (more than) 10 years in long life cycle industries (LLCIs), such as aerospace and pharmaceutics. Our data indicate that companies operating in SLCIs face major problems in maintaining the long term knowledge base of their firms, whereas companies in LLCIs tend to have problems in aligning their innovation strategy to the short term business needs. To investigate the dynamics of strategic alignment, in one of the LLCI companies, a multinational supplier of industrial components, a six-year longitudinal study was conducted. Here our data indicate that finding a funding structure that effectively balances exploration and exploitation, combined with regular structured feedback between the exploration and exploitation function is needed to maintain long term strategic alignment. CTOs and innovation managers can use this book by first establishing the industry clockspeed(s) in their respective industries or product range(s) and then benchmark their innovation processes to those of the first class (SLCI or LLCI) prospector companies included in this book.

The Alignment Premium

The Alignment Premium
  • Author : Brian J Caldwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-01
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9781742865034
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Summary : It is time for a new narrative on schools in Australia. Lifting Australia’s performance on international assessments depends on top-class teaching and learning that meets the needs of all students in all settings. The Alignment Premium focuses on how high-performing countries achieve strategic policy alignment, and how school leaders are professionally prepared to play their part. Analysis of approaches used in 13 countries, including most of the world’s top-performers, provides 15 benchmarks against which Australia’s performance is assessed. Findings include: Alignment among different levels of government may be commendable in some respects, but there is much that is coercive, contrived, dysfunctional or illusory. While achieving a top-ten ranking will depend on what occurs in schools, attention should shift to how systems are adapting to support all schools to become as good as Australia’s best. Lack of trust and inertia are serious constraints on efforts to transform Australia’s schools. Programs for professional learning of teachers and school leaders are impressive when assessed against international benchmarks. These should be the top priority. Building on findings in The Autonomy Premium, the focus should be on professional autonomy. The challenge is to design a system in which all those who work in or for schools are fully professional. The Alignment Premium is essential reading for policy-makers, school leaders and researchers who wish to write the new narrative.

A Millwright's Guide to Motor Pump Alignment

A Millwright's Guide to Motor Pump Alignment
  • Author : Tommy B. Harlon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 0831133155
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Summary : A former engineer stated that the author's first edition contained more alignment information than the sum total of all other works in the Library of Congress. This second edition is the result of over 38 years of hard work and many thousands of hours of writing, testing, retesting, and testing again the alignment related formulas the author has developed on his own. It will make users work much easier and will assist them in making many dollars. It is sure to be valuable to novices and professionals alike! Written by a mechanic for mechanics in a mechanic's language. Provides loads of information, common sense tips, and methods and formulas that have been around for decades. Offers the "how-to's"; along with the drawings, the formulas, and mathematical examples that address the "who", "what", "when", "where", "why", and "how" in several dozen realistic incidents involving alignment work. Features valuable hints, practical tips, comments, and cautionary notes throughout to drive home each point. Covers at least 99% of the field alignment problems encountered by most mechanics.