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Auditing: Theory And Practice In MalaysiaAuditing: Theory And Practice In Malaysia by Ferdinand A. Gul

This book gives an overview of auditing theory based on the ideas and concepts underlying agency theory, providing a history on the development of the profession as well as the auditing environment in Malaysia. It then proceeds to explain the entire audit process in a comprehensive but concise manner. Each step of the audit process is covered in detail, from client acceptance and planning, documentation of internal controls and preliminary evaluations, compliance and substantive testing, up till the issuance of the audit report. Each of the important cycles is also covered in separate chapters to give the reader a clear idea of what is needed when auditing each cycle.

Asia's Financial Industry 1986-2016Asia's Financial Industry 1986-2016 by Au, Lawrence

From its infancy in the 1980's to the vibrancy today, Asia's financial industry has transformed over the past three decades. But it has been a history of boom and bust cycles. Looking back at his career from a new joiner in the industry to regional executive with several custodian banks during this period, the author has captured in this book many interesting stories, episodes and events in this fascinating development process, from the perspective of a custodian, to add some colourful dimensions to the financial history of the region.

Inspire: Beyond Sg50 - 55 It Leaders Share Their Stories And Insights On Managing Technology And InnovationInspire: Beyond Sg50 - 55 It Leaders Share Their Stories And Insights On Managing Technology And Innovation by Cio Academy Asia

This volume condenses the stories and insights of 55 IT leaders on managing technology and innovation.

Differentiation: How To Win In A Discruptive MarketDifferentiation: How To Win In A Discruptive Market by Chew, Wilson

The age of disruption has arrived fast and furious. Technological advances have revolutionised the global economy in ways not envisaged, engendering major established and traditional industries to wobble and slide. 'Is it too late to do anything?' According to Dr Wilson Chew, author and leading corporate strategist, the answer is an affirmative 'No'. A market that is being fiercely tested by disruptions is also a world bathed with opportunities. What is pivotal for leaders of enterprises big and small to ask is: 'What will the future global economy be driven by, where will it take place, and how do I get a piece of the action?' In Differentiation: How to Win in a Disruptive Market, Dr Chew underlines the imperatives for companies to differentiate in order to create value and win through a series of compelling strategies, bold innovation and perceptive branding. Peppered with case studies and infused with Dr Chew's insights gleaned from advising 250 fast-growing enterprises, this book aims to inspire enterprise leaders and readers to believe that it is possible to reap the fruits of differentiation in a disruptive market when you're determined to do so.

Asian Management Insights, V.3(2): Building Asian Business Schools - Hindsight, Insight & ForesightAsian Management Insights, V.3(2): Building Asian Business Schools - Hindsight, Insight & Foresight by Singapore Management University

The November 2016 focuses on how digital technologies have permeated every aspect of our lives, be it macro issues like economic development and sustainability or their impact on specific industries such as finance, education and media. Interestingly, our authors, who range from leading academics to industry experts and business analysts, are looking at innovation as a mind-set - the way business is done and the way business is run - rather than a set of activities restricted to certain silos of the organisation. The articles illustrate how governments, large corporates, and young start-ups alike are leveraging technology to achieve business and social success. Key highlights of the November 2016 issue include: ASEAN's leap to the forefront of the global digital economy; connecting India: Economic development through technology-enabled innovation; building Asian Business schools: Hindsight, insight, and foresight; Grab Taxi: Navigating new frontiers of the shared economy; is Artificial Intelligence here to stay?; the digitisation of media, and on Japanese corporate groups.

Boardroom Matters Volume Iii: Towards Effective BoardsBoardroom Matters Volume Iii: Towards Effective Boards by

The short and punchy articles by Singapore Institute of Directors Council and Committee members, and staff in this volume, range from age-old issues of directorship such as director independence and boardroom dynamics, to more contemporaneous topics such as digital disruption, black swans, and sustainability reporting.

New Era Of Management In A Globalized World: An Asian PerspectiveNew Era Of Management In A Globalized World: An Asian Perspective by Lim Ghee Soon; Chua Siew Beng Et Al

This book brings the many tested models of decision making to the Asian context. It delves into many critical aspects of organizations that junior, middle-level, and senior management must all deal with on a daily basis. These include keeping pace with a turbulent environment, key elements of various models of management thinking, management ethics, corporate culture, small business management, planning and goal setting, strategy design and implementation, decision-making processes, adaptable organizational design, change and innovation management, managing people, diversity management, human behavioral dynamics, leadership skills, employee motivation, communication, teamwork, and quality management.

Human Resource Management: An Asia EditionHuman Resource Management: An Asia Edition by Lim Ghee Soon; Robert L. Mathis; John H Jackson

In a globalized economy, students of human resource management must not only be knowledgeable about the best and universally applicable HRM theories and practices that are available, but also be informed about the contextual conveniences and limitations that may affect the actual operations of HRM in a specific country or region. This updated edition highlights universally usable HRM theories and practices sourced from leading research and reports that may be applicable to HRM in Asia, as well as case studies from countries such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and China to facilitate student discussions.

Competition Law, Regulation And Smes In The Asia-Pacific: Understanding The Small Business PerspectiveCompetition Law, Regulation And Smes In The Asia-Pacific: Understanding The Small Business Perspective by Schaper, Michael T; Cassey Lee (Eds.)

SMEs account for more than 90 per cent of all businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet SMEs are almost invisible when those competition policies and laws are developed and enforced. This book seeks to rectify the relative neglect in research and policy discussions on the role of the SME sector in competition policy and law. Drawing on contributions from a wide range of competition regulators, lawyers, academics, consultants and advisers to the SME sector, it addresses such important issues as: perceptions and views of small businesses about competition law; regulator engagement and education of the SME sector; the link between competition law and economic growth; franchising, SMEs and competition law; issues in enforcing competition law against SMEs; the role of Chinese family firms; trade, professional and industry associations; country case studies from Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong SAR, Japan and the Pacific Islands.

First-Time Manager In Asia: Maximizing Your Success By Blending East And West Best Practices (2Nd Ed.)First-Time Manager In Asia: Maximizing Your Success By Blending East And West Best Practices (2Nd Ed.) by Tan B H

Becoming a first-time manager is one of the most challenging experiences in a person's career. It is both a time of great excitement as well as uncertainty and insecurity. First-time managers who succeed are able to make profound adjustments and adapt themselves quickly. By developing new competencies, they start to become value creators to their teams and companies. They position themselves better for greater responsibilities in the years ahead. But those who aren't able to make the critical shifts will struggle. This book will help you maximize your chances of success as a first-time manager.

From Bland To Brand: The Essential Branding Handbook For Asian BusinessesFrom Bland To Brand: The Essential Branding Handbook For Asian Businesses by Chai, Catherine

If you are looking at your brand and you are not exactly happy where it is right now, what would you do? Where would you start? Who should be involved? This book is the answer to help brand owners, business leaders and marketers with an indispensable and practical guide to start building their brands in the right direction.

Franchising And Licensing Icons Of Singapore 2015-2016Franchising And Licensing Icons Of Singapore 2015-2016 by

Published by the Franchising and Licensing Association, this coffee-table book provides meaningful and inspirational insight into the franchising and licensing industry. It features various iconic brands and also provides many useful references such as a members' directory, a survey done on the industry and numerous success stories shared exclusively by its members. It is a book that provides a panoramic view of the franchising and licensing landscape in Singapore.

Asian Management Insights, V.3(1): Nation Branding - Emerging Nations Need National ChampionsAsian Management Insights, V.3(1): Nation Branding - Emerging Nations Need National Champions by Singapore Management University

The May 2016 issue will focus on how digital technologies are impacting innovation. Interestingly, the authors, who range from leading academics to industry experts and business analysts, are looking at innovation as a mind-set - the way business is done and the way business is run - rather than a set of activities restricted to certain silos of the organisation. The articles illustrate how governments, large corporates, and young start-ups alike are leveraging technology to actuate the power of innovation to achieve business and social success. Key highlights of the issue include: Singapore's efforts to become the first "smart nation" in the world; Emerging economies are using "national champions" to build a strong national brand that shrugs off their global image of being a manufacturer of cheap quality products; How innovation in intellectual property creates an ethically safe business environment; Corporates like Singtel and Maybank have broken down organisational silos and imbibed innovation as part of the culture; Frugal innovators - arguably the most useful applications have been at the bottom-of-the-pyramid, where digital and mobile technologies are creating cheap and easy access to education, health and financial services.

Sticky Presentations: A Uniquely Different Approach To Presentation Design And Delivery Discover The Journey That Will Change The Way You Present ForeverSticky Presentations: A Uniquely Different Approach To Presentation Design And Delivery Discover The Journey That Will Change The Way You Present Forever by Ang Tian Teck

This book explores ideas for developing Amazing Sticky Presentations. It's all about effective presentation design that creates lasting impressions. It shows you how to design presentations without using any bullet points. And why you should think differently to deliver insanely great presentations.

Sticky Presentations Spinning I.D.E.A.S. Integrated Design Exploration For Applied Stickiness - Exciting Visual Design Ideas For Business PresentationsSticky Presentations Spinning I.D.E.A.S. Integrated Design Exploration For Applied Stickiness - Exciting Visual Design Ideas For Business Presentations by Ang Tian Teck

Spinning I.D.E.A.S. (Integrated Design Exploration for Applied Stickiness) is a book that provides practical solutions for designing high impact results orientated presentation visuals that are tastefully simple and exciting. Based on the unique S.P.Y. principles, this book extends the simple, persuasive and youthful design ideas to everyday business presentations.

Singapore's Real Estate: 50 Years Of TransformationSingapore's Real Estate: 50 Years Of Transformation by Ngee Huat Seek, Tien Foo Sing & Shi Ming Yu (Eds.)

This book documents the transformation and development of the real estate market in Singapore over the past 50 years. It is organised around two major themes, and covers issues from the "bricks and mortar" to the capital markets; and from local to international real estate markets. The themes aptly describe how real estate has played an important role in the economic development and growth of Singapore from a third world to a first world country. Written by well-renowned experts with deep academic and practical knowledge of the progress of real estate in Singapore, this book highlights the uniqueness of real estate markets and institutions in Singapore, which have constantly been replicated and adopted in other markets.

Board Risk Committee GuideBoard Risk Committee Guide by Singapore Institute Of Directors

Different companies have different committees for risk management. How should a company best structure its governance of risk? How can a company express its risk tolerance or appetite and communicate that internally and externally? The answers to these questions, and more, are found in this definitive guide to risk management and internal controls for Boards. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the regulatory and practical aspects of risk management. It is aimed especially at listed companies in Singapore.

Human Resource Case StudiesHuman Resource Case Studies by Gabriel, Martin

This book recounts 15 cases that Martin personally handled as a HR consultant. Each case mirrors the thoughts and strategies employed by Martin, and demonstrates how one can be flexible in dealing with complex HR issues.

Weathering A Property Downturn: Defensive Plays For Real Estate InvestorsWeathering A Property Downturn: Defensive Plays For Real Estate Investors by Ku Swee Yong

Ku Swee Yong's Real Estate Riches, Building Your Real Estate Riches and Real Estate Realities have become a valuable resource for property investors in Singapore during the past few years. In his new book, he takes stock of the prolonged downturn and weak market conditions and offers useful defensive strategies in the face of supply gluts and weakening prices.

Wanda Way, The: The Managerial Philosophy And Values Of One Of China's Largest CompaniesWanda Way, The: The Managerial Philosophy And Values Of One Of China's Largest Companies by Wang Jianlin

In 1998, and following 17 years in the army, Jianlin Wang formed a property company in the north-eastern Chinese city of Dalian using a loan of $80,000. Today, Dalian Wanda is China's largest private property developer. Wang himself has become Asia's richest man. This book, by its founder and Chairman, provides unprecedented insight into the ethos and activities that have created the extraordinary business success that is the Wanda empire. Wang describes his managerial philosophy and the essence of his business ideas.