Systemic Approaches to Strategic Management: Examples from the Automotive Industry

Systemic Approaches to Strategic Management: Examples from the Automotive Industry

Ioan Constantin Dima (Valahia University of Târgoviste, Romania)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 440
ISBN13: 9781466664814|ISBN10: 1466664819|EISBN13: 9781466664821|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6481-4


The application of systems theory to today’s businesses is a direct result of the enhancements that stem from globalization. In order to remain competitive in the new global environment, companies must alter their managerial methods and strategies.

Systemic Approaches to Strategic Management: Examples from the Automotive Industry addresses the issues that industrial companies face in the current era of globalization and how the application of systems theory has affected their performance. Highlighting issues such as theoretical approaches of systems theory, production strategies, and organizational structure, this book is a pivotal reference source for practitioners, students, engineers, technicians, business managers, and economists interested in systems theory application in the management of industrial companies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Automatic Adjustment Systems
  • Globalization Market
  • Modeling and Simulations
  • Operation Environments
  • Production Systems
  • Structural Organization
  • Systemic Distortion of Information
  • Theory of Risk

Reviews and Testimonials

Dima presents practitioners, students, engineers, technicians, business managers, and economists with a reference source for systems theory application in the management of industrial companies. The author addresses issues faced by industrial companies in an era of ongoing globalization, examining the effects of the application of systems theory on their performance. The text is organized in two sections. The first one examines companies systematically, looking at information in systems theory, risk in systems management, using systems theory to deal with industrial companies, and other related subjects. The second section looks at applications of system theory in strategic management. The editor is a faculty member of Valahia University, Romania.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

The authors present a systematic treatment of various aspects of strategic management. The book highlights the importance of strategies in hierarchical organizations, which the industrial companies must develop and implement in order to be competitive in the current global market environment. [...] Potential readers can find this edited book an important resource for useful knowledge in professional growth and practice. I recommend this book for educational purposes in fields of management and economics. I am confident that this book can support academicians, industrialists, teachers, doctoral scholars, decision makers in the industry and students educated in field of strategic management. It can also be useful to specialists of operations management in industrial practice.

– Dr. Michal Balog, Head of Department, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

I highly recommend this publication, which has high quality scientific, educational and practical aspects. The organization of the book is clear and easy to follow, the chapters cover all aspects of management questions of companies. The practical examples, the theoretical approach, and the strong mathematical bases of the book may be successfully used in education and training of management subjects for engineers, but some parts of the book may be well used in the education of management and business administration courses as well.

– Dr. Anna Dunay, Associate Professor, Szent István University, Hungary

Today's business world is complicated and strategic management is an important issue. It creates the overall direction for the development of enterprise and also creates challenges for strategic managers, which are often complex, ambiguous and unstructured. The authors of the book analyze the application of systemic theory to strategic management. Potential readers will find this book an interesting resource of useful knowledge related to this very important area. [...] I highly recommend this book.

– Dr. Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ioan Constantin Dima is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic Science, University of Craiova, Romania. He obtained his Doctorate in Economic Science, in 1988, from the University of Craiova. Since 1994, he has been Ph.D. Scientific Leader in Economics, field of Management, at the Doctoral School of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu and “Valahia” University of Targoviste. He is an Economist at CIMAE Craiova, TCI Craiova, University Professor (Assistant, Lecturer, Professor) University of Craiova, University of Petrosani, “Constantin Brâncusi” University of Târgu-Jiu, University of Pitesti, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, ARTIFEX University of Bucharest, “Valahia” University of Târgoviste, Dean, Manager of Department, Head of Department at “Constantin Brâncusi” University of Târgu-Jiu, University of Petrosani, University of Pitesti, ARTIFEX University, “Valahia” University of Târgoviste, Manager of the Territorial Branch of CRUFOC financed by a programme of the European Union, Manager at SC G.M.C. SRL Craiova, Expert Assessor at ARACIS, Assessor at CNCSIS-MEdCTS, Member of CNATDCU-MEdCTS Commission of Contestation Assessment Regarding the Confirmation of Didactic Titles, Scientific Titles, and Professional Degrees in MEdCTS, member of AGER, member of AROMAR, member of FIMAN, member of CECAR, member of the Scientific Committee of the Publishing House “Cursuri Universitare” – the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific Bulletin – The Series Economical Sciences of University of Pitesti, member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of the “Valahia” University of Târgoviste, Economical Series, member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of the University of Petrosani, member of the Editorial Board of ANCOM – Bucharest, member of the Board The Annals of the University of Luxembourg, member of the Scientific Editorial Board of “Vyrobne Inginierstvo,” the Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Presov, Slovakia, member of the Scientific Editorial Board of Polish Journal of Management, Technological University of Czestochowa, Faculty of Management, Poland, Scientific Secretary at AGIR Publishing House, founder member of the “Scrisul Românesc” Foundation, founder member of the International Conference of Cooperation in the Basi of the Black Sea (Varna, 1994, non-governmental organisation), member of the European Conference of the Deans of Scientific Faculties (Paris, 1994), member of the Comisia of Curricular Reform for Higher Economical Education, member of the Catalogue – Director of the didactic personnel in the field of economics for the inter-university exchange of courses, member of the National Consortium of Economic Business Schools, member of the Cedimes Institute, member of the Academic Society of Management in Romania, member of the Royal Economic Society, etc. He is author or co-author of 53 professional books and 380 scientific papers in Romania and international journals and in proceedings of international seminars and conferences.