To support people, organisations and business to understand the value of collaboration and the benefits achieved through collaborative working.
Raising the Standard for International Collaboration
Developing effective collaborative business relationships through the implementation of ISO 44001 to meet the business challenges of the 21st century.
David E. Hawkins
Revisiting the author's previous bestselling book 'Raising the standard for collaboration' in the context of the new ISO 44001 and refreshing case studies based on developments since the publication of BS 11000; Collaborative Business relationships and its recent evolution to an international standard.
The aim of the book is to provide an introduction to the concepts and value of collaboration and ISO 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationships - A framework specification. It focuses on providing a first step to adoption and implementation. The concept of collaboration is investigated from three perspectives:
Why: Looking at the benefits of a collaborative standard, opportunities and risks in the context of collaborative working and how this can support a business development strategy that positions relationships to maximum effect.
How: Exploring the benefits, structure and implementation of ISO 44001 to provide a robust framework for collaborative working, ensuring a sustainable business.
Where: To explore the potential applications of the approach in ensuring the creation of business value.
The book features a combination of theory, practical case studies and an outline of building blocks for successful collaboration.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Balancing Tomorrow's Sustainability and Today's Profitability.
David E. Hawkins
Many companies recognise the importance of corporate social responsibility, but seek to understand how this can be harmonized with current profitability. This new approach, drawing upon many contemporary examples, demonstrates the importance of balancing short term profitability with long term sustainability and shows how this relates to many business issues and aspects including environmental change, ethical trading, corporate governance, risk management, sustainable development and competitive balance.
The Bending Moment
Energizing Corporate Business Strategy
David E. Hawkins
This book draws upon the idea that internal and external pressures and stresses can result in a change in the shape and form of the organization, the ‘bending moment'. It suggests the importance of a holistic business strategy as a crucial part of building for success in the complexity of the market place and relates this to a range of themes and topics including mergers and acquisitions, risk management, leadership and change management.
Sun Tzu and the Project Battleground
Creating Project Strategy from 'The Art of War'
David E. Hawkins & Shan Rajagopal
The Art of War by Sun Tzu has influenced a generation of business leaders and strategy gurus. Yet for many people in business and students of management this remains a mystery. For the first time the authors provide a fully comprehensive account of this work and the influence of Sun Tzu and the relevance to business strategy and project management. Their book will give the reader the opportunity to appreciate and benefit from this crucial work.