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Finance and Management Faculty special reports

An in-depth look at a major topic, written by specialists in each area. Replaced the previous Management Quarterly and Good Practice Guidelines series.

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Special report 47 - Smarter business planning

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Creating a written business plan offers the opportunity for an enterprise to clarify and understand it's objectives before exposing them to a wider group. This report will help to draw up your plans and offer some ideas which you haven't considered.

Special report - Growing your business

This report is primarily aimed at smaller businesses seeking to grow and develop and to achieve their full potential through practical guidance and advice.

Developing a vision for your business

This special report looks at what makes a good vision, the benefits of having one, the role of the FD in the process, leadership, storytelling and the use of visions in medium-sized businesses.

Special report: Risk and recovery

From how the ISO can assist with risk assessments to dealing with insurance claims, this practical and useful report provides guidance to this topic of concern to us all.

Change management and reorganisation

The rapid rise in company collapse seen in the last decade is blamed on the failure to diversify and change; this report covers some of the practical aspects of reorganisation and change management.

Special report: Starting a business

This report highlights the issues which you might face in the first year of operating a new business so that you might be in a stronger position to know how to deal with them. It is aimed at those seeking to work for themselves, but it should also be of assistance to those looking to improve their business performance.

Special report: IFRS briefing

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These concise and easy to use briefing notes provide summaries of all the consolidated versions of IFRSs in non-technical language.

Special report: Innovation

Innovation may seem to be a purely creative process. However, as the authors explain, by following an established set of principles, the transformation of ideas into product can be harnessed to achieve maximum value.