The intent of the text is not to focus on the tools and techniques of asset management since these are dealt with extensively within other guidance documents and textbooks, but to place those within a strategic and tactical context of organisational development in asset management. Importantly, by bringing together international best practice and research, together with critically related knowledge domains that underpin the landscape of the discipline, the intent is to address the development of asset management capabilities within organisations and the challenges of deploying asset management skills in organisations. This is a particularly important challenge in developed and emerging economies.
In broad terms the book will integrate:
- concepts of strategic management with those of asset management, portfolio, programme, and project management
- notions of the 'Intelligent Client'
- creation and enhancement of organisational capabilities in AM as an organisational change initiative