Starting with 2002, Malaysia has taken important steps in recognizing the importance of knowledge, by launching a Knowledge Based Economy Master Plan directed towards transforming Malaysia in a knowledge based economy. One of the most important aspects considered in the plan was the increased importance that had to be showed to productivity and innovation, supported by effective management of both tangible but also intangible resources, such as human capital and knowledge (Husin et al, 2009).
Several months ago, Ernst & Young Global Media & Entertainment center launched the 6th edition of the ‘Football meets finance study’. In this latest edition the analysts from Ernst & Young are continuing a much debated topic in European football, the media rights and the impact on competitive balance.
smartKPIs.com Performance Architect update 18/2010
Delivering urban public transportation services today is a challenge due to the slow process of upgrading infrastructure and the general trend of population increase in large cities.
The annual publication of “Performance indicators in higher education in the UK 2008/2009” offers a brief presentation of the higher education institutions in the UK, in terms of performance and the indicators used to monitor it.
smartKPIs.com Performance Architect update 17/2010
Ford Motor Company
In late 1960s, Ford was facing increasing competition from domestic carmakers and Japanese imports.
In June 1967 Ford started planning a new model that would outdo the competition. Lee Iaccoca, Vice-President and head of production at the time championed the project that was meant to deliver what was nicknamed “Lee’s car”. lee formulated a set of performance indicators with specific targets to define the parameters of the new product: “The Pinto was not to weigh an ounce over 2,000 pounds and not cost a cent over $2,000” (Dowie, 1977).