Books

Performance Management and Control

V. MALLERET, J. MERIC

Dunod, Paris

2016



Performance Management and Control

translated in English from Contrôle de gestion - des outils de gestion aux pratiques organisationnelles, Dunod, Paris, 4e ed.th ed., 2013

H. LONING, V. MALLERET, Y. PESQUEUX, J. MERIC

Dunod, Paris

2016



This book introduces the tools and systems of management control used in organisations today. The focus is on how managers implement and use management control systems (MCS).It is structured in three parts, addressing different perspectives:1. Which organisational structure should we choose, and for which type of management control? How have organisational structures developed in recent decades? What is the impact of these organisational changes on MCS?2. What performance measurement and management systems (PMMS) do managers and management accountants use? What are financial performance measurement systems and how do they work? What are strategic and operational performance measurement systems and how do managers use them?3. Who is the management accountant? What does he or she do?The book emphasises the social, behavioural and situational dimensions of management control. It offers many practical examples and case studies,with solutions and discussions. It provides students with insights into business life and a better understanding of control practices

Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

A. BURGESS, A. ALEMANNO, J. ZINN

Routledge, London

2016



It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological leaps of ‘big data’, ours is truly an age of risk, uncertainty and probability - from Google’s logarithms to the daily management of personal lifestyle risks. Academic reflection and research has kept pace with these dizzying developments but remains an intellectually fragmented field, shaped by professional imperatives and disciplinary boundaries, from risk analysis to regulation and social research. This is the first attempt to draw together and define risk studies, through a definitive collection written by the leading scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable resource for the many scholars, students and professionals engaging with risk but lacking a resource to draw it all together

Social Business & Base of the Pyramid

Social Business & Base of the Pyramid

B. FAIVRE TAVIGNOT

John Wiley & Sons

2016



Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning

Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning

I. GILBOA, L. SAMUELSON, D. SCHMEIDLER

Oxford University Press

2015



The book describes formal models of reasoning that are aimed at capturing the way that economic agents, and decision makers in general think about their environment and make predictions based on their past experience. The focus is on analogies (case-based reasoning) and general theories (rule-based reasoning), and on the interaction between them, as well as between them and Bayesian reasoning. A unified approach allows one to study the dynamics of inductive reasoning in terms of the mode of reasoning that is used to generate predictions