• Reputation Management and Family Business

    by Zdzisława Dacko-Pikiewicz


    Corporate reputation is important in gaining long-term competitive advantage and building company value. Thus, the author points out the need to manage reputation, which, due to its complex nature and multidimensional character, is a serious and difficult challenge.

    The author develops a strategic model for family business reputation management. The book presents the review, systematization and synthesis of views on the notion of reputation and its role in building company value, the determinants of reputation; the identification of the characteristics and distinguishing factors of family businesses, areas of reputation building and resources involved in family business reputation building processes; and the description of determinants, components and processes in the field of corporate reputation management, and the identification of key links between them. It also identifies the key elements of the concept of family business reputation management and the relationship between them and practical recommendations for the use of reputation management concepts in improving the functioning of family businesses.

    The developed model can undoubtedly be seen as a pioneering contribution to research into the competitiveness of enterprises. The book will therefore be useful to researchers, students and managers who are interested in decision-making in family businesses, entrepreneurship and small business management, and leadership studies.

    Table of contents:

    1. Reputation ​ – importance to the modern organization 2. Areas which determine the reputation of family businesses 3. The concept of family business reputation management 4. Family business reputation management 5. Evaluation, conclusions and recommendations for family business reputation management

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  • Management Theory, Innovation, and Organisation A Model of Managerial Competencies

    by Katarzyna Szczepańska-Woszczyna


    Competencies are a component of human capital and one of the most important assets of an enterprise. They play an important role in strengthening the position of the company in a competitive market. Investing in the development of competencies increases the organisation's ability to grow and compete through innovations. This book presents a multi-dimensional analysis of the relationship between managerial competencies and innovations. It analyses the role of a manager in a modern organisation, functions performed by managers, management styles and key challenges, including shaping behaviour in the process of managing change in an organisation, as well as an analysis of the structure of competencies, in particular managerial competencies, and the conditions of the process of forming managerial competencies.

    Management Theory, Innovation and Organisation: A Model of Managerial Competencies illustrates the organisational conditions of innovativeness, which is the relationship between strategy, structure, organisational culture and leadership and knowledge management and innovation management. The developed model can undoubtedly be considered the author’s pioneering contribution to the studies of managerial competencies and innovativeness.

    The book will be valuable to researchers, students, and managers in the fields of leadership, organizational studies, innovation management, and human resource management.

    Table of Contents: 

    1. The manager in a traditional and modern organisation. 2. Managerial competencies as a subject of research. 3. Innovation and innovativeness. Determinants of the innovativeness of an organisation. 4. Managerial competencies and their impact on the innovativeness of an enterprise.

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