Managing Performance Improvement by Lynne F. Baxter
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Managing Performance Improvement
By Lynne F. Baxter

Managing Performance Improvement

By (author) See other recent books by Lynne F. Baxter See other recent books by Alasdair M. MacLeod
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $271.00
Your Price: $243.90 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $27.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $12.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Managing Performance Improvement by Lynne F. Baxter

Book Description

From TQM to Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, there appears to be no end to the 'revolutionary' approaches proposed to improve business performance. However, on closer inspection, most new performance improvement approaches offer few differences from their predecessors. This thought-provoking book provides a critical perspective on the management of performance improvement initiatives by relating major theories to practical examples from a wide range of organizations. Baxter and MacLeod analyze ideas on performance improvement and discuss how these concepts might not make any impact on organizations, using cases as diverse as telecommunications, cement manufacturing, a major airport, and an economic development organization. In their critique of popular performance improvement 'innovations', the authors highlight the possible damage to organizations they can cause. In response to prevailing performance improvement practices, the authors put forth the concept of repair as a way to rescue these efforts. Working from the authors' extensive research, they present alternative perspectives on improvement that shifts forward the stagnant debates on these processes. Offering a needed alternative perspective and real insights into the process of implementing performance improvements, this book will prove invaluable to advanced students and MBAs studying quality, performance improvement, operations management, and HRM.

Buy Managing Performance Improvement book by Lynne F. Baxter from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415366809
ISBN-10: 0415366801
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Lynne F. Baxter

Managing Performance Improvement by Lynne F. Baxter Managing Performance Improvement, Paperback (January 2008)

From TQM to Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, there appears to be no end to the 'revolutionary' approaches proposed to improve business performance. This book provides a critical perspective on the management of performance improvement initiatives by relating major theories to practical examples from a range of organizations.

» View all books by Lynne F. Baxter

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Managing Performance Improvement book by Lynne F. Baxter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Lynne F. Baxter

Lynne F. Baxter is Senior Lecturer in Management Information Systems at The York Management School. Alasdair MacLeod is an Honorary Research Fellow at Heriot-Watt University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Lynne F. Baxter close
Managing Performance Improvement by Lynne F. Baxter
»
Recent books by Alasdair M. MacLeod close
Managing Performance Improvement by Alasdair M. MacLeod
Managing Performance Improvement by Alasdair M. MacLeod
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close