Management systems in Micro and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises within the wood industry. The Good Practice Guide

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Gabriela Bidzińska, Ewa Ratajczak, Aleksandra Szostak, Joanna Pikul 
Poznań, Instytut Technologii Drewna, 2007
ISBN 978-83-925432-0-6

(Polish language version)

Free publication, published as part of the project
"Enhancing the competitiveness of the wood industry companies"

CONTENTS 

1. Introduction 7
2. Project "Enhancing the competitiveness of the wood industry companies" 9
3. The Good Practice Guide - aim and methodological assumptions 11
4. The wood and furniture industries in Poland and the specificity of the MSME sector 15 
5. Management systems in MSMEs within the wood and furniture industries 23 
    Definition of management and management methods 23 
    Management system functions 27 
    Management system elements 31 
    Strategic and operational management 32 
    Effectiveness and modernity of management systems 34 
6. "Good Practices" in the MSME sector within the wood and furniture industries in Poland 36 
     6.1. Definition of a "good practice" as regards management of the wood and furniture
            industry company
36 
     6.2. "Good Practices" in effective management of the wood and furniture
            industry company
36 
     6.3. "Good Practices" in the wood and furniture industry company management which
            includes co-operation
67 
7. "Good Practices" in the MSME sector within the wood and furniture industries in the
    European Union states
92 
8. Issues connected with management of MSMEs within the wood and furniture industries
    and possible solutions
108 
9. Summary 110