The series is appropriate for low-beginning to high-intermediate learners of English as a Second or Foreign Language. The Silver Edition consists of revised editions of six of the highly successful and popular True Stories in the News books that have provided entertaining stories and effective reading skill instruction for many years.
The lecture targets several controversies in the domain of technologystrategy and innovation management. By the classical academic method and thenovel problem based learning format of a structured discussion, a givencontroversy is scrutinized. On selected topics, students will discuss a disputeand gain a thorough understanding. Specifically, based on a brief introductionof a motion, a affirmative constructive as well as a negative constructive ispresented by two different student groups. Each presentation is followed by aresponse of the other group and questions from the class. Topics range fromlatest theories and concepts for value capture, to the importance of operatingwithin a global marketplace, to cutting edge approaches for innovation stimulationand technology management. Consequently, this lecture deepens the knowledge intechnology strategy and innovation management (TIM), enables a criticalthinking and thought leadership.
Risks are inherent in every aspect of business, and the ability of managing risks is one important aspect that differentiates successful business leaders from others. There exist various categories of risk, such as credit, country, market, liquidity, operational, supply chain and reputational. Companies are vulnerable to risks. What makes such risks even more complex and challenging to manage is that the risks are often not within the direct control of the business executive. They can exist outside of the company boundary, and yet the impact to the company can be huge. The awareness and knowledge of how to manage risks in companies, will become increasingly important. 153554b96e