Guides Categorised: Business

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    Open Innovation

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    Introduction Open innovation is the crowdsourcing of knowledge and resources from external sources to drive internal innovation. This concept was developed by Henry Chesbrough, a professor at the University of Berkeley’s Haas Business School, in 2003. Since then, many organisations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Unilever, Samsung and JTC Corporation, have… Read more »

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    Productivity & Innovation

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    Introduction Peter Drucker, who is widely acknowledged as the Father of modern business management, once said that increasing the productivity of workers in the knowledge society is “the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century”. In order to stay competitive and relevant in the today’s global economy, many economies and organisations… Read more »

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    Innovation for Nonprofit Organisations

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    Introduction Innovation involves the introduction of new ideas, methods or products; it can also comprise changes to existing ways of how things are made or done. With globalisation and an increasingly digital economy today, it has become one of the core drivers of performance and growth for organisations. Many leaders have recognised the importance of… Read more »

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    100 General Reference eBooks on Overdrive

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    Introduction This resource guide features 100 digital reference titles specially selected from the NLB OverDrive* platform. The titles fall into three broad subject categories: Business Science and Technology Social Sciences and Humanities Covering key topics such as business management, sustainability, energy sources, culture and social media, these 100 ebooks are a convenient way to access… Read more »

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    Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organisations

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    Introduction A strategic plan functions as a roadmap for an organisation to chart its organisational priorities, define operational goals and align resources to support the strategic planning framework. The board’s responsibility is to set the direction, steer the organisation through the strategic planning process, analyse operating costs, set budget targets and develop performance indicators to… Read more »

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    Business Resource Guide

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    Introduction Business resources can provide essential information and tools to help owners manage and grow their businesses. The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library’s Business Collection, located at Level 7 of the National Library Building, aims to provide industry practitioners, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to reference materials that are authoritative, relevant and current. On top of… Read more »

  • All Guides, Business, Resource Guides for Budget 2017

    Water Security

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    Introduction Access to freshwater is important for the survival of any country. However, some countries and territories, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, are not blessed with an abundance of freshwater to meet their needs. Hence, they have to rely on water from external sources to make up for the shortfall in supply.   What… Read more »

  • All Guides, Business, Literary Arts, Resource Guides for Budget 2017, Singapore and Southeast Asia

    Volunteerism and Philanthropy

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    Introduction Volunteerism and philanthropy are not only about giving time and money to causes deemed to be worthwhile. Both benefit the causes that charities serve as well as individuals and organisations. Individuals benefit by gaining new experiences and insights and connecting with people and it provides them with a sense of accomplishment. Organisations benefit when… Read more »

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    Education, Training & Lifelong Learning

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    Introduction Globalisation, technological change and innovation, changes in work organisations, environmental change and demographic changes are affecting many traditional jobs and employment relations as well as creating new job opportunities in emerging industries and economies. Skills requirements are changing rapidly due to these structural shifts. A large number of educated American workers see a greater… Read more »

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    Internationalisation & Scaling-Up

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    Introduction The 21st century is projected to be the Asian century, where Asia will become the engine of global economic growth with its two largest countries, China and India, becoming economic powerhouses. China is projected to overtake the United States in 2028 in market exchange rate (MER) terms despite its projected growth slowdown, and India… Read more »