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People and Sustainable Organization

Kern, Tomaz / Rajkovic, Vladislav (eds.)

People and Sustainable Organization

Year of Publication: 2011

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 439 pp.
ISBN 978-3-631-62113-4 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.660 kg, 1.455 lbs

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Book synopsis

The world is dealing with a historical turning point. The old ways of doing things do not seem to suffice anymore. Solutions aiming at permanent and limitless growth appear less and less probable. Individuals, companies, and countries are faced with the existing business models that no longer fit the needs of the contemporary individual and society. New, innovative models are needed. How can this be achieved? There are many novelties: technological solutions and most of all computers which are no longer only instruments. They are setting trends for how things are done in various fields ranging from science and art to the business world. Technological innovations as such are however occurring on the outside. Innovations of the business models on the other hand, need to be internalized by individuals, companies, institution, countries, etc. In this study collected contributions are dealing with the field of learning, human resource management, business processes and information systems. They are to be understood as authors’ research contributions to finding new solutions in the sense of the human and sustainable organization.

Contents

Contents: Janez Dekleva/Bojana Sever/Goran Vukovič: Knowledge Management in Slovene Companies – Alenka Gortan/Eva Jereb: Study Progress of Classic and E-Learning Students at the DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Sciences Maribor – Tanja Arh/Dejan Dinevski: Web 2.0 and Open Educational Resources as a Foundation of Organisational Learning – Jürgen Mühlbacher/Michaela Nettekoven/Jure Kovač/Anna Putnová: Competency Management in the Czech Republic and Slovenia: A Comparison of Two Different Development Trends – Miha Marič/Marko Ferjan: Managing with Power in the Organisation to Achieve Common Progress – Dunja Labović/Janez Mayer/Neja Zupan: Usage of Work Systematisation in Slovene Organizations – Jana Holá: Internal Communication and Its Importance for Company Management – Borut Likar/Damijan Miklavčič: Organisation and Motivation of Researchers in an Interdisciplinary Research Team – Bojan Vavtar: Influence of Business Ethics and Morals on the Efficiency of Organizational Systems in Public Administration – Mojca Bernik/Katjuša Golmajer: The Challenges of Human Resource Management in Reducing Youth Unemployment – Iztok Podbregar/Maja Meško: Special Characteristics of Slovene Military Pilots: Improving Human Resource Selection of Military Pilots – Peter Fatur/Borut Likar: From Innovation Followers to Innovation Leaders - the Transitional Aspects – Benjamin Urh/Špela Kokalj/Maja Zajec: The Importance of Structural Indicators in Assessing the Efficiency of Business Process Performance – Tanja Rajkovič/Janez Prašnikar: Enhancing Core Technological, Marketing and Complementary Competencies in Promoting Innovative Performance – Alenka Brezavšček/Alenka Hudoklin: Stochastic Modelling of Spare Components Inventory – Gabrijel Devetak/Elena Marulc: Assessing the Importance of Sustainable Development Factors in Dental Tourism – Andrej Škraba/Miroljub Kljajić/Davorin Kofjač: Development of a Simulation Model and Application of an Optimisation Algorithm for Determination of Control Strategy in a Hierarchical Human Resources System – Aleš Novak: A New Approach to Lease Accounting – Ksenča Bokovec/Talib Damij/Uroš Rajkovič: Multi-Attribute Decision Model for Evaluating ERP Project Implementations Success by Using the Global Efficiency Factors Approach – Borut Werber/Anja Žnidaršič: Awareness of Existence and Use of Open Source Software in Slovene Micro-Enterprises.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Tomaž Kern is a full professor at the University of Maribor (Slovenia), Faculty of Organizational Sciences, and lectures on business processes and project management. He leads a team of experts within the Laboratory for Process and Project Management and was involved in more than 30 projects for Slovene and Europe companies and institutions. His bibliography includes over 300 scientific and technical papers and articles.
Vladislav Rajkovič is a professor emeritus at the University of Maribor (Slovenia), Faculty of Organizational Sciences, and a senior researcher at the Department of Intelligent Systems at Jožef Stefan Institute. His research interests focus on information systems and artificial intelligence methods for supporting decision processes and education. His bibliography includes over 350 scientific and technical papers and articles.