Author: David Walters and Mark Rainbird

Print ISBN: 9781876604332
epub ISBN: 9781876604349

A key part of any director’s stewardship of any organisation is ensuring that goals are met so that value is created for stakeholders.

However what does value creation really mean? And how do we know if an organisation is truly creating sustainable value now and is oriented to creating value in the future? One of the difficulties in answering these questions is the myriad of views and concepts around what the word “value” means in a given context.

Targeted particularly at directors of smaller firms, NFPs and public entities – although still relevant to directors of any size organisation – Creating Value provides a framework for understanding and evaluating the various and often confusing measures and concepts surrounding value and its creation.

About the authors

Dr David Walters BA (Alberta), MSc (Bradford) PhD (Cranfield) is Honorary Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at Sydney University, and an Associate — University of Technology Sydney (UTS) — Business School.

He has held senior academic posts at Oxford University and the Cranfield School of Management in the UK and the universities of Sydney, Western Sydney (Sydney Graduate School of Management) and Macquarie in Australia. He also has extensive teaching and consulting experience in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Mark Rainbird BA/ LLB (UNSW) MPhil (Oxon) has held CEO and COO roles in a number of technology related companies for nearly 20 years. Originally a lawyer, Mark has an on-going interest in management theory and how to apply that in real life situations. He is co-author with Professor David Walters of two texts and numerous articles. Mark is currently on the Board of Advice of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney and is an Associate — University of Technology Sydney (UTS) — Business School. He also is on the board of St Anthony’s Family Care — a not-for-profit — and has advisory positions with a number of SME and start-up companies.