Transforming new start-ups into well established firms is a complex process and contains the management of many complex and challenging tasks. In this paper, we examine the roles played by some Chinese cultural values in facilitating the development of effective strategies to manage these tasks and argue that these cultural values are of critical importance because they could be the cognitive basis for developing a paradoxical frame that helps managers to recognise and accept the simultaneous existence of contradictions, develop a more effective cognitive representation when facing a rugged landscape and identify effective management rules in complex environment.
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Managing Maintenance Backlogs
Every business has work that needs to be done. It could be greasing moving parts of a machine, changing the oil in a vehicle, performing an inspection, or a million other tasks. Whatever the case may be, this work gets added into a backlog in preparation for work scheduling and planning. When the work is completed, it is then removed from the backlog. Sometimes, backlogs can grow to unhealthy sizes depending on how a business manages maintenance activities. Using the right strategies and tools can greatly improve...
Four steps for well owners to protect water wells, health during hurricane flooding
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When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?
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Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study
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