Book review 36,5/6 by Shiem-Shin Danny Then and Teng Hee Tan Routledge Hard back 121 p. £39.99 ISBN: 978-0-415-27494-4 Review DOI 10.1108/F-08-2017-0081 In the past decade or so, the facilities management (FM) function has established its relevance for businesses in operational and strategic ways. A ﬁrm’s physical assets and facilities are an important business resource: not merely a cost centre but an essential contributor to the strategic vision and day-to-day needs of the ﬁrm, a fact much widely acknowledged by businesses today than ever before. Consequently, one now sees elective courses on FM being regularly offered at business schools and as part of management programs. This text, Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets, is written by a (now-retired) senior academic and an equally senior practitioner. Time will tell how the book fares in the market, but I feel it will prove to be an extremely pertinent text on the management of facilities from the perspective of organisations and their speciﬁc business needs. It covers ﬁrm-pertinent topics such as the business demand for space, compliance and statutory requirements and business continuity. The writer is also aware of, and makes clear business cases for, important periodic undertakings such as
Facilities – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 3, 2018
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