Monday, February 23, 2015

MBA and Related Education Systems

MBA and Related Education Systems

MBA and Related Education Systems


Journal article review
Mirabella, Roseanne. M. and Naomi Bailin Wish. 2000. The “Best Place” Debate: A Comparison of Graduate Education Programs for Nonprofit Managers. Public Administration Review, May2000, Vol. 60 Issue 3: 219-229.

The journal article gives perspective on the curriculum elements of nonprofit management degree programs. Based on the current research and other research findings and references, the authors argue that there is a gap between the skills taught and the skills needed for nonprofit management program; hence, the educators should examine the industry specific needs, as well as revisit and modify the curricula for nonprofit management programs.

Education Managers for Business and Government: A Review of International Experience

Samuel Paul, John C. Ickis, Jacob Levitsky
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1989 - 158 pages

Managers, in both the private and public sectors, are increasingly recognized as critical in the use of scarce resources for national development. There is no unanimity of opinion, however, regarding the models or approaches to management education that are most appropriate in different environmental settings. Traditionally, management education has been dominated by the need to train executives for large-scale enterprises. But the 1980s has seen a global trend toward the deconcentration of business. The future development of the indigenous business sector in the developing world depends heavily on the emergence of small and medium scale entrepreneurs. The roles of public administrators with respect to regulatory and developmental activities enterprise are also changing. This trend is evident not only in market-oriented countries, but also in socialist countries, and many developing countries. This volume encompasses management education for each of these groups--the managers and future managers of large-scale enterprises; entrepreneurs and small business people; and public administrators. Its purpose is to review worldwide trends and developments in management education for information about curriculum design, research and teaching methodology, and institutional policies and administration. Experience is drawn from recognized universities, educational organizations, civil service institutes, and corporations in several major countries and regions of the world. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

18 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Management Article Revision

Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Goal Setting and Performance


1745 - Alessandro Volta - Inventor of Volta Cell.   Read History of Battery in Wikipedia

February 18th, 1871 is Harry Brearley's birthday, Inventor of Stainless Steel
Brearley was an English metallurgist who discovered "rustless steel" or stainless steel. He was searching for a new steel to use to minimize corrosion of gun barrels that would still resist the high temperatures and pressures associated with firing a gun. He discovered that if he added chromium and nickel to ordinary carbon steel, a thin layer of protection from rust appeared.

2011 News
AeroVironment Inc., California developer of unmanned systems has a created a pocket size drone, nanohumming bird that can be controlled by a remote and can be used to take pictures.

Science, Engineering and Management Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Middle Managers Training Module - Requirements and Related Materials

Training Supervisors

Teachable Points: A Guided Tour for Frontline Supervisors

Reginald W. Sykes Sr.
iUniverse, Oct 28, 2013

The act of sharing knowledge and skills is a valuable resource. It serves as a tool for growth and learning, and it indicates the potential of a person to become a powerful asset that adds value to the individual and the organization. In Teachable Points, author Reginald W. Sykes Sr. offers operational lessons for frontline supervisors based on the principles of learning and teaching. He provides real-world solutions to everyday issues in the workplace. Intended for both new and seasoned managers, Teachable Points presents lessons grounded in basic management principles and based on action learning that is, learning from your day-to-day, on-the-job work experience. It discusses the role and purpose of a frontline supervisor, effective management practices, the purpose of business, the importance of getting and keeping customers, ways to provide service, and the fundamentals of managing personnel. Grounded in the theory of teaching what you learn, Teachable Points communicates the importance of frontline supervisors sharing their valuable knowledge with others to add incredible value to an organization.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

February - Month Birthdays - Management Scholars and Professionals

1 - John Little (1928)
3 - Stephen Ross (1944), Raghuram Rajan (1963)
5 - James Tobin (1918)
8 - Joseph Schumpeter (1883)
11 - Thomas Edison (1847)
12 -  Russell Ackoff (1919), John J. Donovan (1942)
14 - Sakichi Toyoda (1867),  Eugene F. Fama (1939)
16 - Stephen R. Barley (1953)
21 - Kenichi Ohmae (1943)
27 - Irving Fisher (1867)
28 Carl Barth (1860)
29 Taiichi Ohno (1912)

MIT Sloan School of Management Faculty

18 June Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management


Nobel Prize Winners

1845 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran  - Medicine
1918 Jerome Karle  - chemistry
1918 Franco Modigliani - Ecnomics
1932 Dudley R. Herschbach  - Chemistry


1926 - Philip Crosby

Google  named its content targeted advertising program as Adsense. 18 June is celebrated as the foundation day or official birthday of Adsense by Google. On 18 June 2013, Adsense will complete 10 years or a decade in service.

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7 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

1932 - Neutron was described in an article in the journal Nature by its discoverer James Chadwick
1984 - First untethered spacewalks were made by astronauts of Challenger.


Nobel Prize Winners

1905 - Ulf von Euler - Physiology


1871 - Kiyoshi Shiga - He discovered Shigella, bacteria creating dysentery
1877 - G.H. Hardy, Mathematician (He invited Ramanujam from India to Cambridge)

Cost Information and Analysis for Capital Budgeting

Cost Information for Management Control and Performance Control

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Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

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Why Winners Keep Winning

William Barnett
Thomas M Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Why do winners seem to just keep winning? Social scientists tell us that winners keep winning for several reasons. First off, maybe they are just better. But quality aside, we know that those with a reputation for past success tend to get disproportionate credit for future wins — the so-called "Matthew effect" described by the sociologist Robert K Merton. And of course the winners from the past tend to be in the right place to make things happen in the future, and have the connections and resources to make good on those opportunities.

  But there may be another reason that winners keep winning — a reason that is particularly useful to understand business leadership: the self-fulfilling prophecy. Some people tend to be unrealistically optimistic, a view that sometimes makes itself come true. The downside of unrealistic optimism is that you are out of touch, but the upside is that your outlook might trigger a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
AUGUST 1, 2012
Haravard Business Review

Winners gain ten important advantages as a result of victory and use them for future wins.

1. Good Mood
2.  Attractive Situation
3. Learning from Feedback
4. Freedom to Focus
5. Positive Culture of Mutual Respect among Winning Team Members
6. Solid Support System that Contnues due to winning
7. Better Press
8. Invitations to Parties
9. Self Determination
10. Continuity - Less changes in winning combinations in future events.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Demand and Supply of Public Goods - Analysis by Ricardo Hausmann

To raise overall productivity, governments need to supply and improve the provisioning of millions of different public goods.  How does government recognize them and prioritize them?

Hausmann poses this question and proposes that independent public-value rating agencies are needed to analyse the proposals made to government by various NGOs and interest groups.


Harvard Kennedy School