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Author Presutti, William D.

Title Understanding the dynamics of the value chain [electronic resource] / William D. Presutti, Jr. and John Mawhinney.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 electronic text (xiv, 127 p.) : digital file.
Series Supply and operations management collection, 2156-8200
2013 digital library.
Supply and operations management collection. 2156-8200
Note Part of: 2013 digital library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-124) and index.
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The value chain revisited -- The value chain's impact on competitiveness and profitability -- Boundarylessness and the value chain -- Enablers of effective value chain management -- Organization-wide variable pay: the missing link in managing the value chain -- Corporate social responsibility and the value chain -- References -- Index.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary The year was 1985. Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School published his business best-selling book, Competitive Advantage. It was touted at the time as "the most influential management book of the past quarter century." In that book, Porter introduced the concept of the value chain, described as "a systematic way of examining all activities a firm performs and how they interact, (necessary) for analyzing the sources of competitive advantage." Looking back, the most significant and lasting contribution of Porter's value chain was the notion of interrelationships among a firm's many activities. It is the idea of "linkages," as he called them, which was the real breakthrough in management thinking. The linkages could be either horizontal among the activities inside the firm or vertical with constituents outside the firm including suppliers and customers. It was the firm and its outside constituencies and their respective value chains that formed what he called the value system in which all organizations operate.
Form Also available in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
Note Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on February 20, 2013).
Subject Competition.
Value added.
Indexed Term traditional value chain
contemporary value chain
dimensions of competitiveness
value chain management and profitability
required skills and abilities
reverse value chain
rethinking compensation practices
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mawhinney, John.
Other Form: Print version: 9781606494509
ISBN 9781606494516 (electronic bk.)
9781606494509 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.4128/9781606494516 doi

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