Celebrates 'The Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa' (AIB-MENA) Chapter's second conference themed "Managing in Uncertain Times" in Dubai, UAE. This title focuses on the real business management problems that MENA-based organizations face.
Gain insight into the unique risk management challenges withinthe Islamic banking system Risk Management for Islamic Banks: Recent Developments fromAsia and the Middle East analyzes risk management strategies inIslamic banking, presented from the perspectives of differentbanking institutions. Using comprehensive global case studies, thebook details the risks involving various banking institutions inIndonesia, Malaysia, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia,pointing out the different management strategies that arise as aresult of Islamic banking practices. Readers gain insight into riskmanagement as a comprehensive system, and a process of interlinkedcontinuous cycles that integrate into every business activitywithin Islamic banks. The unique processes inherent in Islamic banking bring aboutcomplex risks not experienced by traditional banks. From Shariahcompliance, to equity participation contracts, to complicated salecontracts, Islamic banks face unique market risks. RiskManagement for Islamic Banks covers the creation of anappropriate risk management environment, as well as a stage-basedimplementation strategy that includes risk identification,measurement, mitigation, monitoring, controlling, and reporting.The book begins with a discussion of the philosophy of riskmanagement, then delves deeper into the issue with topics like: Risk management as an integrated system The history, framework, and process of risk management inIslamic banking Financing, operational, investment, and market risk Shariah compliance and associated risk The book also discusses the future potential and challenges ofIslamic banking, and outlines the risk management pathway. As anexamination of the wisdom, knowledge, and ideal practice of Islamicbanking, Risk Management for Islamic Banks contains valuableinsights for those active in the Islamic market.
This book examines America's evolving strategy on the international security environment, and comprehensively analyzes how different strategies position states to compete in the present and future, manage risk, and prevail despite uncertainty.
Radical changes to public service delivery have swept across many regions of the world. Management accounting methods are vital to support operational and strategic decision making in public services internationally. This book provides a comprehensive and “leading-edge” guide to the topic. Written by an expert scholar with practical experience of public service delivery, the book takes account of key trends such as increased demand for public services, financial austerity, technological change and enhanced performance management. A globally relevant book, informed by cutting edge academic research and benefitting from integrated case studies, this is essential reading for both students and practitioners involved with the financial aspects of public services management.
Demands on nonprofit services have escalated within the context of economic downturns and reduced government funding. In this new environment, nonprofit managers must develop strategies to steer their organizations through profound transformations in programs, operations, fund development, and financing. Moving beyond the core principles set out in Effective Economic Decision-Making-pricing, compensation, investment, outsourcing, economic choices, strategies, and policies-this new guide helps nonprofits survive and thrive amid today's complex economic forces. A team of experts evaluates entrepreneurial approaches, market engagement and competition, managing for performance and integrity, understanding and managing risk, managing fiscal stress, investment strategies, institutional collaboration and transformation, mobilizing for public sector support, and holistic grantmaking. This book highlights the critical challenges of fiscal sustainability for nonprofits, and encourages organizations to take a more expansive approach to financing ... and to achieving their missions.
Since the events of September 11th 2001, there has been a lot of emphasis placed on increasing the security of our nations infrastructure. The federal government has increased spending on homeland security by $14 Billion over pre-September 11th funding levels. Total expenditures on Homeland Security in the 2003 Budget are on the order of $31 Billion dollars. A significant amount of that funding will be spent on securing our transportation infrastructure. Key to spending those dollars wisely will be the development of an adequate risk analysis, mitigation and management plan for each of the various transportation sectors. While the majority of focus has been on the Airline industry, the other elements of the transportation sector (trucking, rail, ship) are at risk to terrorist activity. In order to properly expend those valuable resources, future managers and engineers must understand the components of risk, how to analyze, mitigate, and manage it. Examining the curriculum of the transportation program as well as the curriculum of the other supporting departments in the University, one quickly notices a lack of a formal course on risk modeling, assessment, and management in the design, acquisition, implementation, and operation of these types of systems. Thus, graduates of these programs will be entering their field with a lack of understanding of risk and the tools necessary to model and manage it.
Growth - both how to get it and keep it going with astute strategic choices and nimble execution - is the business issue of our time. Marketing Strategies for Growth in Uncertain Times is about ways to achieve Sustainable Quality Growth - increases in both top-line sales and bottom-line profits - regardless of economic conditions. And it is about companies that have accomplished that remarkable feat over considerable periods of time, that have produced double-digit sales growth for five or more years and solid profits to go with those sales increases.
7 Winning Strategies to Manage Insecurity in Life & Business
Author: Mohamed Elshahawy
Your guide to pursuing welfare and avoiding risk during uncertain times. With this book, you'll discover simple and effective tools that will enable you to overcome uncertainty in your life and business. "Beating Uncertainty" promises: - Enablers to empower you in the face of uncertainty - Tools to fast track your results - Strategies for thriving accomplishments - Tips for decluttering your life - Techniques to control fear and anxiety - Ways to restore your focus - Reasons to take risk - Methods to cope with change And more other life changing practices.