Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets

Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Facilities Emerald Publishing

Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets

Facilities, Volume 36 (5/6): 2 – Apr 3, 2018

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0263-2772
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10.1108/F-08-2017-0081
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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

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