Further to the success of Benchmarking - A Signpost to Excellence in Quality & Productivity, this latest book creates a new concept, 'Benchlearning'. Building from an established level of understanding, this innovative new approach combines the practical technique of benchmarking with the more topical ideas of knowledge management and organisational learning. By so doing, the authors show that it is possible to move on from pure comparison to benefit from the knowledge and experience of others andcreate a real learning organisation. Examples from a range of organisations including Ericsson, show how to monitor efficiency, provide inspiration for a development drive, and illustrate how to influence people's attitudes. Learning from other people's experience, in combination with the principles of organisational learning, is critical for successful organisational development. Benchlearning principles can be applied to almost any group or company to promote a win-win-win situation: employees performance improves as they learn to develop, customers gain more value and choice, and owners benefit from a more competitive organisation. This book answers the question "how do you know that your operation is efficient?" It is the next step in benchmarking.
Practical examples, sample reports, best practices and recommendations to help you deter, detect, and prevent financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud (FSF) continues to be a major challenge for organizations worldwide. Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition is a superior reference providing you with an up-to-date understanding of financial statement fraud, including its deterrence, prevention, and early detection. You will find A clear description of roles and responsibilities of all those involved in corporate governance and the financial reporting process to improve the quality, reliability and transparency of financial information. Sample reports, examples, and documents that promote a real-world understanding of incentives, opportunities, and rationalizations Emerging corporate governance reforms in the post-SOX era, including provisions of the SOX Act, global regulations and best practices, ethical considerations, and corporate governance principles Practical examples and real-world «how did this happen» discussions that provide valuable insight for corporate directors and executives, auditors, managers, supervisory personnel and other professionals saddled with anti-fraud responsibilities Expert advice from the author of Corporate Governance and Ethics and coauthor of the forthcoming Wiley textbook, White Collar Crime, Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition contains recommendations from the SEC Advisory Committee to reduce the complexity of the financial reporting process and improving the quality of financial reports.
This thesis explores the reasons behind why we dress the way we do. Is it to impress our peers, or it is to make a political statement? It investigates the social implications of clothing and how it is used to link you with your socio-economic background. Our clothes are our first impression and this thesis discusses which social persona's people want to portray through their clothing. Through out the thesis general theory is examined and addressed, followed by examples of various brands discussing what demographic wears them and why. There is then a detailed case study which takes a specific Irish sub culture and researches the process behind their clothing choices particularly which brands they buy. Overall it is a in-depth study into the importance of fashion as a form of socio-economic indication.
Hand Book of Thesis- (Drafting & Writing Thesis) is one of its kinds that provides the applied structure of thesis and dissertation writing for any Social Science and Management scholar to use, refer and apply in thesis writing. Lucid and simplicity with direct appli9ed examples provides this book an edge over the theoretical texts. This is the hand book and hand tool of thesis drafting. The contents cover all technical aspects to cover page to en page of any thesis with right sequencing, technical structure and research jargons for direct referencing and use. International standards and examples are used for making the life of a research scholar easy. Every technical writings are provided with minute details like Table of Content, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, List of Local Names and Places, Chapter wise structure, all technical jargon headings, sourcing, citation, referencing, bibliography, appendices etc. all that is required for a complete thesis writing. This is a complete guide book for research scholars in their thesis drafting in Ph. D., M. Phil. & Master programmes.
Praise for Financial Statement Analysis FOURTH EDITION «I love this book. It helps to develop the questioning mind—the mind of a financial detective. It teaches the art of skepticism and critical thinking. Readers go beyond definition and calculation and learn interpretation.» —Philip L. Cooley, PhD, Prassel Distinguished Professor of Business, Trinity University «Over my decades of involvement with high-yield bonds, Marty Fridson has been the leading speaker of truth. As he so accurately states in Financial Statement Analysis, the credit investor is required to engage in a game of cat-and-mouse with company management's intent on minimizing their cost of capital by putting a positive gloss on their financial statements. The Fourth Edition of Marty's terrific book is the bible on how to detect and deal with these efforts.» —Howard Marks, Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management «Financial Statement Analysis is a unique text; it combines great academic work with numerous real-life examples to form a highly useful reference for equity investors, debt holders, and investors who straddle both asset classes. Whether you are an investor, an investment advisor, or a teacher, Financial Statement Analysis will prove very valuable.» —Margaret M. Cannella, former head of Global Credit Research, J.P. Morgan and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School «Marty has seen it all! He has had a front-row seat to see the birth, death, and rebirth of the high-yield bond market . . . several times over! In the Fourth Edition of Financial Statement Analysis, Marty clearly demonstrates that despite the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, and other attempts to curtail abuse of the system, one needs a critical analytical eye to be certain that management is not trying to obfuscate the truth. The case studies provide excellent and timely examples of some of the techniques that companies have used to mislead investors.» —Edward Z. Emmer, former global head of Corporate and Government Ratings and Equity Research, Standard & Poor's «Those who read financial statements without understanding the strategic context in which they are written will land on the losing end of the gripping episodes with which bond-market legend Marty Fridson illustrates in the Fourth Edition of his classic reference, Financial Statement Analysis. And all of us who depend on the markets sending capital to its best use should hope that investors read this book first.» —David Musto, Professor of Finance, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania «This book rightly urges resolute skepticism when inspecting financial statements. Its great value, though, is in the plain-spoken stripping down of real-world and illustrative examples that show how to see past the numbers to the practicalities and incentives behind them—and so help analysts and journalists alike ask the right questions.» —Richard Beales, Assistant Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
Valuable guidance for staying one step ahead of financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud is one of the most costly types of fraud and can have a direct financial impact on businesses and individuals, as well as harm investor confidence in the markets. While publications exist on financial statement fraud and roles and responsibilities within companies, there is a need for a practical guide on the different schemes that are used and detection guidance for these schemes. Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation fills that need. Describes every major and emerging type of financial statement fraud, using real-life cases to illustrate the schemes Explains the underlying accounting principles, citing both U.S. GAAP and IFRS that are violated when fraud is perpetrated Provides numerous ratios, red flags, and other techniques useful in detecting financial statement fraud schemes Accompanying website provides full-text copies of documents filed in connection with the cases that are cited as examples in the book, allowing the reader to explore details of each case further Straightforward and insightful, Financial Statement Fraud provides comprehensive coverage on the different ways financial statement fraud is perpetrated, including those that capitalize on the most recent accounting standards developments, such as fair value issues.
Writing a good research proposal is a big challenge to post graduate scholars as well as researchers in the academic world. This book is aimed at helping such scholars to write a good research proposal. It is intended also to help them to think about their proposed research in a clear, structured and meaningful way. As discussed in the book, a good research proposal needs to present a researchable topic, statement of the problem, justification of the research project, sources of literature review, formulate research objectives, research questions and hypotheses, frame a theoretical background, some consideration of the methods, sampling, data collection tools and data gathering, data analysis procedures, outline of project activities, and finally present the list all references utilized to develop the research proposal. Thus, the present book guides social researchers with all those essential steps in research proposal writing with valuable examples. Hopefully, the scholars in the disciplines of social sciences, urban and urban planning will find this book as an important guide to their research work.
In this thesis the author takes a first look into the advantages of using traditional English folk music in English lessons for ESL pupils. By integrating a song into the lesson the author allows the teacher to teach culture, vocabulary and grammar in the same lesson whilst also appealing to the pupils' creative skills. The first part of the thesis provides the reader with a theoretical background which supports the rest of the work. Later in this thesis the author explains his ideas and provides a theoretical foundation for those as well. The biggest part of the thesis is however made up of examples. In order to not only tell the reader his ideas the author also shows them by adding various examples of lessons, complete with lesson plans, teacher's notes and worksheets. Although this work is primarily based on the curriculum for Flemish ESL education, it is perfectly usable in other countries too.
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Being in love with fashion and showing the world your style is the best thing, so look good in this black vest. This vest has a letter printed and is the best way to make a statement in your outfit for the day. Pair this with denim shorts and you'll be a statement maker.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
Since South Africa is a developing state, the roles of the parastatals in stimulating economic growth and contributing to the alleviation of unemployment and poverty eradication are inevitable. South African parastatals find themselves with numerous initiatives that become projects as part of these initiatives. The projects vary from small to large capital investments. Parastatals are strategic assets that need to account for taxpayers’ funds. This thesis considers that the executed projects can add value only if there is a link to the strategic objectives. The effectiveness of this link can be established by having benefit realisation metrics. The metrics should have a process of measuring performance of projects based on strategic objectives. The thesis views projects that are executed outside strategic objectives as not viable. Without a clear process of using strategic objectives as a guide to measure success of projects, the expenditure in parastatals will remain unaccounted for, resulting in what could lead to a PFMA issue. The argument is that the lack of strategic leadership has resulted in the challenges facing parastatals with regard to capital expansion.
Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up a CD, which had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder-enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man dealing with demons of his own. From that moment on, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality - and a grisly attraction. Notice of Kellie and Tom's deaths has already been posted on the Internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead.
The core of scientific computing is designing, writing, testing, debugging and modifying numerical software for application to a vast range of areas: from graphics, meteorology and chemistry to engineering, biology and finance. Scientists, engineers and computer scientists need to write good code, for speed, clarity, flexibility and ease of re-use. Oliveira and Stewart's style guide for numerical software points out good practices to follow, and pitfalls to avoid. By following their advice, readers will learn how to write efficient software, and how to test it for bugs, accuracy and performance. Techniques are explained with a variety of programming languages, and illustrated with two extensive design examples, one in Fortran 90 and one in C++: other examples in C, C++, Fortran 90 and Java are scattered throughout the book. This manual of scientific computing style will be an essential addition to the bookshelf and lab of everyone who writes numerical software.
The usage of social media platforms is still growing and that since years. Also companies started or would like to start their activities within the social media platforms. Only on Facebook, one of the most famous social media platform, more than 800 million users (Facebook, 2011) worldwide are active. This figure shows, that the topic social media gets more and more important, also for the companies. They can reach a lot of users at one time without realizing a very expensive marketing campaign. But social media platforms are also risky in regards to privacy issues, unwanted data loss or identity thefts. In order to minimize these risks, a proper social media governance and policy have to be in place. As social media is quite new for business usage, no good practices for creating them is available. This master thesis closes this gap and provides the companies a clear and complete good practice for an effective social media governance and policy.