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Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments

Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments
Author(s)/Editor(s): Göran Roos (Swinburne University, Australia) and Narelle Kennedy (The Kennedy Company Pty Ltd., Australia)
Copyright: ©2014
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5828-8
ISBN13: 9781466658288
ISBN10: 1466658282
EISBN13: 9781466658295


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Competing in both high and low-cost operating environments can present a number of unique challenges. In light of global competition and the changing scope of various industries due to technological advancement, these challenges must be addressed in order to ensure business success.

Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments features a collection of research and case studies addressing contemporary issues surrounding operational success in various regions. Business professionals, managers, academics, and upper-level students will find this publication an essential resource for the latest tools and solutions for managing operations in diverse operating environments.

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This work gathers mainly Australian contributors to explore practical issues related to high-cost and low-cost operating environments. Material is in sections on responses for national economies; responses for sectors, clusters, and regions; and responses for enterprises and workplaces. Some subjects discussed include the role of local and regional institutions, the Australian oil and gas industry, the cellulosic fiber value chain in South Australia, Six Sigma Quality in a high operating cost environment, and managerial practices in high-cost manufacturing environments compared in Australia and New Zealand.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Göran Roos (Ed.)
Göran Roos is a Professor in Strategic Design in the Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne; Adjunct Professor at Mawson Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide; Adjunct Professor at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide, South Australia; Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney Business School, Sydney; Visiting Professor of Intangible Asset Management and Performance Measurement at the Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield University as well as Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School. He is a Stretton Fellow appointed by the City of Playford at University of Adelaide and chairing the Advanced Manufacturing Council in Adelaide; is a member of the Economic Development Board; a member of the Council for Flinders University, Adelaide; a member of CSIRO’s Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council; Senior Advisor to Aalto Executive Education Academy in Helsinki and holds the title of Professor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He is a member of the editorial boards for Journal of Intellectual Capital;International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital; International Journal of Strategic Change Management & Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.

Narelle Kennedy (Ed.)
Narelle Kennedy AM is Managing Director of The Kennedy Company Pty Ltd providing business leaders and public policy makers with research, advisory and consulting services to enable them to compete in fast-moving, volatile global business environments. She is Adjunct Professor with the School of Business at the University of Technology Sydney. She founded and led the pioneering, business-backed collaborative research think tank, the Australian Business Foundation, and is responsible for its catalogue of published research studies with leading academics and practitioners on innovation, future scenarios, globalisation, productivity, sustainability and industry case studies. She was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014 for significant service to business in Australia.


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