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The intention behind this book is to illustrate the deep relation among human behavior, data-centric science, and social design. In fact, these three issues have been independently developing in different fields, although they are, of course, deeply interrelated to one another. Specifically, fundamental understanding of human behavior should be employed ...
Applications of Data-Centric Science to Social Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Understanding of Collective Human Behavior
The intention behind this book is to illustrate the deep relation among human behavior, data-centric science, and social design. In fact, these three issues have been independently developing in different fields, although they are, of course, deeply interrelated to one another. Specifically, fundamental understanding of human behavior should be employed for investigating our human society and designing social systems. Insights and both quantitative and qualitative understandings of collective human behavior are quite useful when social systems are designed. Fundamental principles of human behavior, theoretical models of human behavior, and information cascades are addressed as aspects of human behavior. Data-driven investigation of human nature, social behavior, and societal systems are developed as aspects of data-centric science. As design aspects, how to design social systems from heterogeneous memberships is explained. There is also discussion of these three aspects-human behavior, data-centric science, and social design-independently and with regard to the relationships among them.
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125.990000 USD

Applications of Data-Centric Science to Social Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Understanding of Collective Human Behavior

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Although the study of knowledge is as old as human history, it has only been recognized in the last two decades as a crucial factor of organizational success. Knowledge management has gained much attention from both academics and practitioners; however, more research is needed as this discipline is still in ...
Implementing Knowledge Management Strategy in the Public Sector
Although the study of knowledge is as old as human history, it has only been recognized in the last two decades as a crucial factor of organizational success. Knowledge management has gained much attention from both academics and practitioners; however, more research is needed as this discipline is still in its infancy. Implementing Knowledge Management Strategy in the Public Sector provides innovative insights and clear direction for the effective implementation of knowledge management initiatives and programs in organizations, specifically within the public sector. It serves to increase the awareness of knowledge management in a systematic and holistic way for both individuals and organizations. Centering on topics such as project management, smart technologies, and support sharing, this book is designed for researchers, academicians, business professionals, government officials, policymakers, consultants, managers, and practitioners.
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204.750000 USD

Implementing Knowledge Management Strategy in the Public Sector

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This book introduces a novel type of expert finder system that can determine the knowledge that specific users within a community hold, using explicit and implicit data sources to do so. Further, it details how this is accomplished by combining granular computing, natural language processing and a set of metrics ...
Granular Knowledge Cube: An Expert Finder System for Knowledge Carriers
This book introduces a novel type of expert finder system that can determine the knowledge that specific users within a community hold, using explicit and implicit data sources to do so. Further, it details how this is accomplished by combining granular computing, natural language processing and a set of metrics that it introduces to measure and compare candidates' suitability. The book describes profiling techniques that can be used to assess knowledge requirements on the basis of a given problem statement or question, so as to ensure that only the most suitable candidates are recommended. The book brings together findings from natural language processing, artificial intelligence and big data, which it subsequently applies to the context of expert finder systems. Accordingly, it will appeal to researchers, developers and innovators alike.
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115.490000 USD

Granular Knowledge Cube: An Expert Finder System for Knowledge Carriers

by Alexander Denzler
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Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction explores the history and adoption of qualitative and critical research in Information Systems (IS) and contrasts it with the growth of similar methods/theories in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and, to a lesser, extent Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). The ...
Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction: Divergent and Convergent Paths
Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction explores the history and adoption of qualitative and critical research in Information Systems (IS) and contrasts it with the growth of similar methods/theories in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and, to a lesser, extent Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). The supposition behind the comparison was that the areas overlap in subject matter and would overlap in methods and authors. However, marked differences were observed in the structure of publications, conferences, and on social media that led to questions about the extent to which the fields shared a common framework. The authors find that the history of each discipline reflects institutional factors that affected the respective timelines for the use of these approaches. This leads them to consider a sociological epistemic framework, which explains the differences quite well. It also supports characterizations of the culture of IS made by members, as having open paradigm and high collegiality, described as an adhocracy. The authors propose that qualitative and critical research developed interdependently in IS. Aside from institutional factors, a further difference in uptake of methods and critical framework comes from the US/Europe divide in research traditions and the political/epistemic climates affecting research in the respective regions. Research from beyond the transatlantic traditions postdates the developments covered here but is touched on at the end of the monograph. The primary goal of Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction is to better understand the ways the IS research community differentiates itself into diverse constituencies, and how these constituencies interact in the field's complex processes of knowledge creation and dissemination. Another goal is to create cross-disciplinary discussion and build on related work in the fields. This is important in the era of platforms with global reach, and the concurrent development of powerful AI and analytics capabilities that both intrude on daily life and try to emulate human intelligence.
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103.950000 USD

Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction: Divergent and Convergent Paths

by Helena Vallo Hult, Eleanor Wynn
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC 2019, held in Moscow, Russia, in August 2019. The 28 full papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions. They deal with cutting-edge research in ...
Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing: 21st International Workshop, CASC 2019, Moscow, Russia, August 26-30, 2019, Proceedings
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC 2019, held in Moscow, Russia, in August 2019. The 28 full papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions. They deal with cutting-edge research in all major disciplines of computer algebra. The papers cover topics such as polynomial algebra, symbolic and symbolic-numerical computation, applications of symbolic computation for investigating and solving ordinary differential equations, applications of CASs in the investigation and solution of celestial mechanics problems, and in mechanics, physics, and robotics.
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94.490000 USD

Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing: 21st International Workshop, CASC 2019, Moscow, Russia, August 26-30, 2019, Proceedings

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2019, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It contains 12 full and 11 short papers. BMSD is a leading international forum that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in business modeling ...
Business Modeling and Software Design: 9th International Symposium, BMSD 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-3, 2019, Proceedings
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2019, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It contains 12 full and 11 short papers. BMSD is a leading international forum that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in business modeling and its relation to software design. Particular areas of interest are: Business Processes and Enterprise Engineering; Business Models and Requirements; Business Models and Services; Business Models and Software; Information Systems Architectures and Paradigms; Data Aspects in Business Modeling and Software Development; Blockchain-Based Business Models and Information Systems; IoT and Implications for Enterprise Information Systems. The theme of BMSD 2019 was: REFLECTING HUMAN AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN ENTERPRISE MODELS AND SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS.
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73.490000 USD

Business Modeling and Software Design: 9th International Symposium, BMSD 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-3, 2019, Proceedings

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This book discusses how systems thinking and approaches can aid management consultants in navigating the complexities of client advisory in current realities. It thereby brings to the forefront aspects of holism, flexibility and responsibility - the keys to success in today's world. Management consultants are called in to offer an ...
Systems Thinking for Management Consultants: Introducing Holistic Flexibility
This book discusses how systems thinking and approaches can aid management consultants in navigating the complexities of client advisory in current realities. It thereby brings to the forefront aspects of holism, flexibility and responsibility - the keys to success in today's world. Management consultants are called in to offer an independent expert view of an organisation/ a situation and are expected to address some of the most pressing problems businesses face. The client does not exist in a silo, but in a complex environment that lies at the intersection of a range of internal and external factors that are often unseen and unpredictable. The organisation itself presents an alien territory that the consultant is expected to acclimatise to within a very short period of time, and come up with solutions that insiders would not have been able to visualise. The book presents a range of ideas, concepts and reference cases that are relevant and topical for consultants in their daily work. It argues that systems thinking allows holism and flexibility in management consulting - while holism is about the ability to encompass the environmental and organisational complexity, flexibility is about the ability to think creatively and adopt different approaches to accommodate this complexity. With commentaries, case studies, conceptual models and perspectives that cut across multiple industries, sectors and countries, this book is a valuable resource for academics and professionals alike. The book's inner pages and its page on Springer.com contain additional comments providing perspectives of clients, industry experts and academia.
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115.490000 USD

Systems Thinking for Management Consultants: Introducing Holistic Flexibility

by Rajneesh Chowdhury
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This book provides a knowledge-based view to the dynamic capabilities in an organization. The author integrates two existing views on gaining competitive advantage: the Knowledge View which suggests that the capability of organizations to learn faster than competitors is the only source of competitiveness; and the Dynamic Capability View which ...
Knowledge-Based Dynamic Capabilities: The Road Ahead in Gaining Organizational Competitiveness
This book provides a knowledge-based view to the dynamic capabilities in an organization. The author integrates two existing views on gaining competitive advantage: the Knowledge View which suggests that the capability of organizations to learn faster than competitors is the only source of competitiveness; and the Dynamic Capability View which speculates that a firm's competitive advantage rests on dynamic capabilities which enable a firm to constantly renew the stock of ordinary organizational capabilities in accordance with the changes in the business environment. Using the IT sector in India as a case study, this book provides and tests a new framework--Knowledge-Based Dynamic Capabilities-in the prediction of competitive advantage in organizations.
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115.490000 USD

Knowledge-Based Dynamic Capabilities: The Road Ahead in Gaining Organizational Competitiveness

by Vaneet Kaur
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This book presents up-to-date research and offers concrete guidelines for information in the cloud. records professionals concerned with challenges to records in the online environment including privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership. Trusting Records in the Cloud presents the key findings of the InterPARES Trust project, which has investigated issues ...
Trusting Records in the Cloud: The creation, management, and preservation of trustworthy digital content
This book presents up-to-date research and offers concrete guidelines for information in the cloud. records professionals concerned with challenges to records in the online environment including privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership. Trusting Records in the Cloud presents the key findings of the InterPARES Trust project, which has investigated issues of trust in and trustworthiness of records in the cloud environment. The project generated theoretical and methodological frameworks to develop local, national and international policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation, in order to ensure public trust grounded on evidence of good governance, a strong digital economy, and a persistent digital memory.
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119.35 USD

Trusting Records in the Cloud: The creation, management, and preservation of trustworthy digital content

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Co-production occurs when citizens actively participate in the design and delivery of public services. The concept and its practice are of increasing interest among policymakers, public service managers and academics alike, with co-production often being described as a revolutionary solution to public service reform. Public Service Management and Asylum: Co-production, ...
Public Service Management and Asylum: Co-production, Inclusion and Citizenship
Co-production occurs when citizens actively participate in the design and delivery of public services. The concept and its practice are of increasing interest among policymakers, public service managers and academics alike, with co-production often being described as a revolutionary solution to public service reform. Public Service Management and Asylum: Co-production, Inclusion and Citizenship offers a comprehensive exploration of co-production from the public administration and service management perspectives. In doing so, it discusses the importance of both streams of literature in providing a holistic understanding of the concept, and based on this integration, it offers a model which differentiates co-production on five levels. The first three refer to the role of the public service user in the design and delivery of services (co-construction, participative co-production and co-design) and the other two focus on inter-organisational relationships (co-management and co-governance). This model is applied to the case of asylum seekers in receipt of social welfare benefits in Scotland to explore the implications for social inclusion and citizenship. It argues that as public service users, asylum seekers will always play an active role in the process of service production and while co-production does not provide asylum seekers with legal citizenship status, if offers an opportunity for asylum seekers to act like citizens and supports their inclusion into society. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, public services managers, and students in the fields of public management, public administration, organizational studies.
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147.000000 USD

Public Service Management and Asylum: Co-production, Inclusion and Citizenship

by Kirsty Strokosch
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This book presents a wide variety of HIT failures so that students can dissect and understand in each case what went wrong and why and how to avoid such problems, without focusing on the involvement of specific people, organizations, or vendors. The lessons may be applied to future and existing ...
HIT or Miss for the Student: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Projects
This book presents a wide variety of HIT failures so that students can dissect and understand in each case what went wrong and why and how to avoid such problems, without focusing on the involvement of specific people, organizations, or vendors. The lessons may be applied to future and existing projects, or used to understand why a previous project failed. The cases help students learn how common causes of failure affect different kinds of HIT projects and with different results. The book presents a model to discuss HIT failures in a safe and protected manner, providing an opportunity to focus on the lessons offered by a failed initiative as opposed to worrying about potential retribution for exposing a project as having failed. Cases are organized by the type of focus (hospital care, ambulatory care, and community). Each case provides analysis by an author who was involved in the project expert insight into key obstacles that must be overcome to leverage IT and transform healthcare. Cases include a list of key words and are categorized by project (e.g. CPOE, business intelligence). Each chapter or case contains discussion questions and study suggestions for the student. Thought provoking commentary chapters add additional context to the challenges faced during HIT projects, from social and organizational to legal and contractual. Whether you're a graduate student in a health administration or health IT program or attending training sessions sponsored by a healthcare organization, this valuable resource is for all who want to understand the dynamics of HIT projects and why some fail and others succeed.
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92.13 USD

HIT or Miss for the Student: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Projects

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The book describes state-of-the-art product service systems, and provides a framework to categorize the knowledge surrounding these systems. It discusses the evolution and spread of the servitization model across industries, and explores its current and most relevant applications in industry. Further, the book highlights the model's strategic value for business ...
The Road to Servitization: How Product Service Systems Can Disrupt Companies' Business Models
The book describes state-of-the-art product service systems, and provides a framework to categorize the knowledge surrounding these systems. It discusses the evolution and spread of the servitization model across industries, and explores its current and most relevant applications in industry. Further, the book highlights the model's strategic value for business and management, operations, and sustainability and shows readers how to enhance service design and implementation. The contributors provide the theory behind servitization as well as the evidence for it, and report practical and industrial lessons learned. Illustrations, charts, and tables effectively guide readers through real-world and potential applications of product service systems, and case studies describing how companies have innovated and developed award winning business models are also included. Moreover, the book exhibits the selection and implementation policies for product service systems in different industrial environments. Providing comprehensive information on the product service system phenomenon, this book is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the product service and business industries. It is also of interest to students and lecturers in business strategy and service management, as it shows the latest trends shaping the modern contexts in which companies operate.
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146.990000 USD

The Road to Servitization: How Product Service Systems Can Disrupt Companies' Business Models

by Fabio Nonino, Cinzia Battistella, Alessandro Annarelli
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The interplay between accounting, innovative entrepreneurship, and knowledge management is an increasingly crucial and yet under-researched topic. These apparently compartmental debates need to be integrated and comprehended as a whole to support the entrepreneurial adventure in this new era. This book proposes a novel approach to the understanding of an ...
The Multifaceted Relationship Between Accounting, Innovative Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Management: Theoretical Concerns and Empirical Insights
The interplay between accounting, innovative entrepreneurship, and knowledge management is an increasingly crucial and yet under-researched topic. These apparently compartmental debates need to be integrated and comprehended as a whole to support the entrepreneurial adventure in this new era. This book proposes a novel approach to the understanding of an entrepreneurial world that is quickly changing. It ties together the debates surrounding control, innovative entrepreneurship, and knowledge management, and acknowledges that there is a need to build a bridge between theory and practice. In doing so it provides a rich empirical analysis to support and complement the theoretical issues raised. The book offers a profound but easily understandable theoretical systematization, to date unavailable, alongside relevant practical and policy implications drawn from real case studies and business plans. The book will prove a useful and thought-provoking read to academic researchers and practitioners who are interested in the key interplay of these previously isolated disciplines.
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68.25 USD

The Multifaceted Relationship Between Accounting, Innovative Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Management: Theoretical Concerns and Empirical Insights

by Nadia Di Paola, Rosanna Spano
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This book discusses the opportunities and conditions that digital technology provides to extend, innovate and differentiate the services offered by consulting companies. It introduces suitable artefacts like web-based consulting platforms, consulting applications, semantic technologies and tools for data mining and collaboration. Furthermore it examines concepts to evaluate the virtualization of ...
Digital Transformation of the Consulting Industry: Extending the Traditional Delivery Model
This book discusses the opportunities and conditions that digital technology provides to extend, innovate and differentiate the services offered by consulting companies. It introduces suitable artefacts like web-based consulting platforms, consulting applications, semantic technologies and tools for data mining and collaboration. Furthermore it examines concepts to evaluate the virtualization of consulting processes and showcases how solutions can be developed to blend traditional and digital consulting models. Presenting state-of-the-art research and providing a comprehensive overview of the methods and techniques needed for digital transformation in the consulting industry, the book serves as both a guide and a roadmap for innovative consulting companies.
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178.490000 USD

Digital Transformation of the Consulting Industry: Extending the Traditional Delivery Model

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Software maintenance work is often considered a dauntingly rigid activity - this book proves the opposite: it demands high levels of creativity and thinking outside the box. Highlighting the creative aspects of software maintenance and combining analytical and systems thinking in a holistic manner, the book motivates readers not to ...
Unraveling Software Maintenance and Evolution: Thinking Outside the Box
Software maintenance work is often considered a dauntingly rigid activity - this book proves the opposite: it demands high levels of creativity and thinking outside the box. Highlighting the creative aspects of software maintenance and combining analytical and systems thinking in a holistic manner, the book motivates readers not to blithely follow the beaten tracks of technical rationality . It delivers the content in a pragmatic fashion using case studies which are woven into long running story lines. The book is organized in four parts, which can be read in any order, except for the first chapter, which introduces software maintenance and evolution and presents a number of case studies of software failures. The Introduction to Key Concepts briefly introduces the major elements of software maintenance by highlighting various core concepts that are vital in order to see the forest for the trees. Each such concept is illustrated with a worked example. Next, the Forward Engineering part debunks the myth that being fast and successful during initial development is all that matters. To this end, two categories of forward engineering are considered: an inept initial project with a multitude of hard evolutionary phases and an effective initial project with multiple straightforward future increments. Reengineering and Reverse Engineering shows the difficulties of dealing with a typical legacy system, and tackles tasks such as retrofitting tests, documenting a system, restructuring a system to make it amenable for further improvements, etc. Lastly, the DevOps section focuses on the importance and benefits of crossing the development versus operation chasm and demonstrates how the DevOps paradigm can turn a loosely coupled design into a loosely deployable solution. The book is a valuable resource for readers familiar with the Java programming language, and with a basic understanding and/or experience of software construction and testing. Packed with examples for every elaborated concept, it offers complementary material for existing courses and is useful for students and professionals alike.
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57.740000 USD

Unraveling Software Maintenance and Evolution: Thinking Outside the Box

by Ervin Varga
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This book provides insights into the intellectual property rights (IPR) managerial practices of key IPR executives from a range of multinational companies, including major research and development firms. It identifies gaps in IPR management and considers the Tabular Application Development (TAD) methodology IPR process optimisation model. The authors adopt an ...
Towards Intellectual Property Rights Management: Back-office and Front-office Perspectives
This book provides insights into the intellectual property rights (IPR) managerial practices of key IPR executives from a range of multinational companies, including major research and development firms. It identifies gaps in IPR management and considers the Tabular Application Development (TAD) methodology IPR process optimisation model. The authors adopt an interdisciplinary approach, providing a conceptual framework derived from practice and enriched with theoretical insights, and offering organisational recommendations. In taking into account both Back and Front office processes, Towards Intellectual Property Rights Management will help businesses navigate the maze of IPR and maximise the value they get from innovation.
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57.740000 USD

Towards Intellectual Property Rights Management: Back-office and Front-office Perspectives

by Nadja Damij, Dolores Modic
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This book brings together key theories behind qualitative research, whilst drawing attention to novel, cutting-edge approaches to data gathering, such as visual anthropology and storytelling. Offering a comprehensive guide to qualitative analysis, this book goes further than examining research methods to open a discussion on the roles of reflexivity, imagination, ...
Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies: Volume I: Theories and New Approaches
This book brings together key theories behind qualitative research, whilst drawing attention to novel, cutting-edge approaches to data gathering, such as visual anthropology and storytelling. Offering a comprehensive guide to qualitative analysis, this book goes further than examining research methods to open a discussion on the roles of reflexivity, imagination, emotions and ethics in qualitative research, Covering topics such as reflective analysis, sociological paradigms, action research and organizational ethnography, this book is ideal reading for those who wish to address the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate research-based edited books and encompasses a wide array of methods. Those exploring organization studies will find this two-volume collection extremely valuable as it contains robust contributions from highly-skilled authors who are actively researching in this field.
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135.450000 USD

Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies: Volume I: Theories and New Approaches

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This comprehensive text/reference presents a broad-ranging overview of device connectivity in distributed computing environments, supporting the vision of an Internet of Things (IoT). Expert perspectives are provided by an international selection of researchers from both industry and academia, covering issues of communication, security, privacy, interoperability, networking, access control, and authentication. ...
Connected Environments for the Internet of Things: Challenges and Solutions
This comprehensive text/reference presents a broad-ranging overview of device connectivity in distributed computing environments, supporting the vision of an Internet of Things (IoT). Expert perspectives are provided by an international selection of researchers from both industry and academia, covering issues of communication, security, privacy, interoperability, networking, access control, and authentication. In addition to discussing state-of-the-art research and practice, the book includes corporate analyses offering a balanced view of benefits and limitations, and numerous case studies illustrating the challenges and practical solutions. Topics and features: discusses issues of security and privacy in connected environments, with a specific focus on the impact of the IoT paradigm on enterprise information systems; examines the challenges of managing big data in IoT environments, and proposes cloud computing-based solutions to the limitations inherent in the IoT paradigm; suggests approaches to overcome service-level interoperability problems in the IoT environment; introduces a mobile IoT simulator designed to evaluate the behavior of IoT systems, in addition to a novel approach to manage hyper-connectivity in the IoT; describes the use of the Essence framework to model software development methods, and highlights the benefits of integrating data from smart buildings and IoT devices; presents an asymmetric schema matching mechanism for IoT interoperability, and explores the topic of automatic provenance capture at the middleware level; reviews emerging network topologies and communication technologies, and advises on the adoption of a data distribution service as a middleware platform for IoT systems. This practically-oriented volume serves as a complete reference for students, researchers and practitioners of distributed computing, providing insights into the latest approaches, technologies, and frameworks relevant to the IoT environment.
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145.950000 USD

Connected Environments for the Internet of Things: Challenges and Solutions

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The safety case (SC) is one of the railway industry's most important deliverables for creating confidence in their systems. This is the first book on how to write an SC, based on the standard EN 50129:2003. Experience has shown that preparing and understanding an SC is difficult and time consuming, ...
The Agile Safety Case
The safety case (SC) is one of the railway industry's most important deliverables for creating confidence in their systems. This is the first book on how to write an SC, based on the standard EN 50129:2003. Experience has shown that preparing and understanding an SC is difficult and time consuming, and as such the book provides insights that enhance the training for writing an SC. The book discusses both regular safety cases and agile safety cases, which avoid too much documentation, improve communication between the stakeholders, allow quicker approval of the system, and which are important in the light of rapidly changing technology. In addition, it discusses the necessity of frequently updating software due to market requirements, changes in requirements and increased cyber-security threats. After a general introduction to SCs and agile thinking in chapter 1, chapter 2 describes the majority of the roles that are relevant when developing railway-signaling systems. Next, chapter 3 provides information related to the assessment of signaling systems, to certifications based on IEC 61508 and to the authorization of signaling systems. Chapter 4 then explains how an agile safety plan satisfying the requirements given in EN 50126-1:1999 can be developed, while chapter 5 provides a brief introduction to safety case patterns and notations. Lastly, chapter 6 combines all this and describes how an (agile) SC can be developed and what it should include. To ensure that infrastructure managers, suppliers, consultants and others can take full advantage of the agile mind-set, the book includes concrete examples and presents relevant agile practices. Although the scope of the book is limited to signaling systems, the basic foundations for (agile) SCs are clearly described so that they can also be applied in other cases.
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52.490000 USD

The Agile Safety Case

by Tor Stalhane, Thor Myklebust
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This book explores conceptualizations of CSR and sustainability in the digital economy, focusing upon points of intersection between CSR and online communities. Reflecting on new areas of responsibility that organisations must face in a globalised economy, the contributions explore the ways CSR is being communicated, challenged and reshaped in a ...
Corporate Responsibility and Digital Communities: An International Perspective towards Sustainability
This book explores conceptualizations of CSR and sustainability in the digital economy, focusing upon points of intersection between CSR and online communities. Reflecting on new areas of responsibility that organisations must face in a globalised economy, the contributions explore the ways CSR is being communicated, challenged and reshaped in a rapidly evolving online context. Up-to-date research from around the world shows how diverse communities, citizens and stakeholders are engaging with, and making demands on, organisations in novel ways that pay little respect to international borders. With online communities increasingly influencing the way in which business is carried out and perceived, the case studies explored here offer a useful indication of the variety of new developments and controversies that have emerged in the field of CSR. This book will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers of CSR and CSR communications, as well as communication, public relation and corporate responsibility practitioners.
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135.450000 USD

Corporate Responsibility and Digital Communities: An International Perspective towards Sustainability

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This book makes an important contribution to the recent evolution in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that are human-centred and socially desirable, environmentally sustainable, and ethically acceptable. It introduces the concept of moral, equitable and environmental limits in the ICT domain and proposes a Slow Tech approach to face the ...
Slow Tech and ICT: A Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Approach
This book makes an important contribution to the recent evolution in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that are human-centred and socially desirable, environmentally sustainable, and ethically acceptable. It introduces the concept of moral, equitable and environmental limits in the ICT domain and proposes a Slow Tech approach to face the challenges of these limits, laying out a set of principles that can be applied in real-life business settings. With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the growing interest in the circular economy, Slow Tech and ICT - A Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Approach is a timely tool for forward-thinking businesses.
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57.740000 USD

Slow Tech and ICT: A Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Approach

by Diane Whitehouse, Norberto Patrignani
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Most organizations are undergoing a digital transformation of some sort and are looking to embrace innovative technology, but new ways of doing business inevitably lead to new threats which can cause irreparable financial, operational and reputational damage. In an increasingly punitive regulatory climate, organizations are also under pressure to be ...
Cyber Risk Management: Prioritize Threats, Identify Vulnerabilities and Apply Controls
Most organizations are undergoing a digital transformation of some sort and are looking to embrace innovative technology, but new ways of doing business inevitably lead to new threats which can cause irreparable financial, operational and reputational damage. In an increasingly punitive regulatory climate, organizations are also under pressure to be more accountable and compliant. Cyber Risk Management clearly explains the importance of implementing a cyber security strategy and provides practical guidance for those responsible for managing threat events, vulnerabilities and controls, including malware, data leakage, insider threat and Denial-of-Service. Examples and use cases including Yahoo, Facebook and TalkTalk, add context throughout and emphasize the importance of communicating security and risk effectively, while implementation review checklists bring together key points at the end of each chapter. Cyber Risk Management analyzes the innate human factors around risk and how they affect cyber awareness and employee training, along with the need to assess the risks posed by third parties. Including an introduction to threat modelling, this book presents a data-centric approach to cyber risk management based on business impact assessments, data classification, data flow modelling and assessing return on investment. It covers pressing developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and cloud mobility, and includes advice on responding to risks which are applicable for the environment and not just based on media sensationalism.
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189.000000 USD

Cyber Risk Management: Prioritize Threats, Identify Vulnerabilities and Apply Controls

by Christopher Hodson
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Most organizations are undergoing a digital transformation of some sort and are looking to embrace innovative technology, but new ways of doing business inevitably lead to new threats which can cause irreparable financial, operational and reputational damage. In an increasingly punitive regulatory climate, organizations are also under pressure to be ...
Cyber Risk Management: Prioritize Threats, Identify Vulnerabilities and Apply Controls
Most organizations are undergoing a digital transformation of some sort and are looking to embrace innovative technology, but new ways of doing business inevitably lead to new threats which can cause irreparable financial, operational and reputational damage. In an increasingly punitive regulatory climate, organizations are also under pressure to be more accountable and compliant. Cyber Risk Management clearly explains the importance of implementing a cyber security strategy and provides practical guidance for those responsible for managing threat events, vulnerabilities and controls, including malware, data leakage, insider threat and Denial-of-Service. Examples and use cases including Yahoo, Facebook and TalkTalk, add context throughout and emphasize the importance of communicating security and risk effectively, while implementation review checklists bring together key points at the end of each chapter. Cyber Risk Management analyzes the innate human factors around risk and how they affect cyber awareness and employee training, along with the need to assess the risks posed by third parties. Including an introduction to threat modelling, this book presents a data-centric approach to cyber risk management based on business impact assessments, data classification, data flow modelling and assessing return on investment. It covers pressing developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and cloud mobility, and includes advice on responding to risks which are applicable for the environment and not just based on media sensationalism.
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Cyber Risk Management: Prioritize Threats, Identify Vulnerabilities and Apply Controls

by Christopher Hodson
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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology, ISMM 2019, held in Saarbrucken, Germany, in July 2019. The 40 revised full papers presented together with one invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on ...
Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Signal and Image Processing: 14th International Symposium, ISMM 2019, Saarbrucken, Germany, July 8-10, 2019, Proceedings
This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology, ISMM 2019, held in Saarbrucken, Germany, in July 2019. The 40 revised full papers presented together with one invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Theory, Discrete Topology and Tomography, Trees and Hierarchies, Multivariate Morphology, Computational Morphology, Machine Learning, Segmentation, Applications in Engineering, and Applications in (Bio)medical Imaging.
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Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Signal and Image Processing: 14th International Symposium, ISMM 2019, Saarbrucken, Germany, July 8-10, 2019, Proceedings

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This proceedings volume highlights cutting-edge approaches for contemporary issues evolved in strategic marketing and the integration of theory and practice. It focuses on strategic research and innovative activities in marketing that can be used in everyday operations. The contributions have been divided into eight sections, grouping emerging marketing technologies together ...
Strategic Innovative Marketing: 6th IC-SIM, Pafos, Cyprus 2017
This proceedings volume highlights cutting-edge approaches for contemporary issues evolved in strategic marketing and the integration of theory and practice. It focuses on strategic research and innovative activities in marketing that can be used in everyday operations. The contributions have been divided into eight sections, grouping emerging marketing technologies together in a close examination of practices, problems and trends. The first section examines management challenges which influence societies, cultures, networks, organizations, teams, and individuals. It emphasizes ways business processes foster innovation and facilitate management transitions from dominant structures to more evolutionary, developmental paradigms. The second section discusses the benefits and guidelines to implementation of green marketing strategies. The following section pursues new perspectives of the role of location in marketing and its impact on consumer well-being. The next section explores the impacts of user generated content (UGC) on marketing theories and practice, which is followed by a section identifying how market-based assets can contribute to a sustainable competitive advantage. The sixth section covers understanding consumer perception to make marketing decisions. The final sections promote the use of business informatics and modeling in marketing and also the development of integrating information management in ways that change how people use information to engage in knowledge focused activities. The papers from the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Strategic Innovative Marketing (IC-SIM 2017) have been written by scientists, researchers, practitioners and students that demonstrate a special orientation in strategic marketing, all of whom aspire to be ahead of the curve based on the pillars of innovation. This proceedings volume shares their recent contributions to the field and showcases their exchange of insights on strategic issues in the science of innovation marketing.
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Strategic Innovative Marketing: 6th IC-SIM, Pafos, Cyprus 2017

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This book analyzes future directions in the study of expertise and experience with the aim of engendering more critical discourse on the general discipline of science and technology studies. In 2002, Collins and Evans published an article entitled The Third Wave of Science Studies, suggesting that the future of science ...
The Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies: Future Research Directions on Expertise and Experience
This book analyzes future directions in the study of expertise and experience with the aim of engendering more critical discourse on the general discipline of science and technology studies. In 2002, Collins and Evans published an article entitled The Third Wave of Science Studies, suggesting that the future of science and technology studies would be to engage in Studies in Expertise and Experience. In their view, scientific expertise in legal and policy settings should reflect a consensus of formally-trained scientists and citizens with experience in the relevant field (but not ordinary citizens). The Third Wave has garnered attention in journals and in international workshops, where scholars delivered papers explicating the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the Third Wave. This book arose out of those workshops, and is the next step in the popularization of the Third Wave. The chapters address the novel concept of interactional experts, the use of imitation games, appropriating scientific expertise in law and policy settings, and recent theoretical developments in the Third Wave.
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The Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies: Future Research Directions on Expertise and Experience

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This open access book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2019, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in May 2019. The 10 revised full papers and 5 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers ...
Open Source Systems: 15th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2019, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 26-27, 2019, Proceedings
This open access book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2019, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in May 2019. The 10 revised full papers and 5 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of free/libre open source software (FLOSS) and are organized in the following thematic sections: mining OSS data; organizational aspects of FLOSS projects; FLOSS adoption; FLOSS cost and licenses; and FLOSS education and training.
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Open Source Systems: 15th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2019, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 26-27, 2019, Proceedings

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the CAiSE Forum 2019 held in Rome, Italy, as part of the 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2019, in June 2019. The CAiSE Forum - one of the traditional tracks of the CAiSE conference - aims to present ...
Information Systems Engineering in Responsible Information Systems: CAiSE Forum 2019, Rome, Italy, June 3-7, 2019, Proceedings
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the CAiSE Forum 2019 held in Rome, Italy, as part of the 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2019, in June 2019. The CAiSE Forum - one of the traditional tracks of the CAiSE conference - aims to present emerging new topics and controversial positions, as well as demonstration of innovative systems, tools and applications related to information systems engineering. This year's theme was Responsible Information Systems . The 19 full papers and 3 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 direct submissions (of which 7 full papers were selected), plus 15 transfers from the CAiSE main conference (which resulted in another 12 full and 3 short papers).
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Information Systems Engineering in Responsible Information Systems: CAiSE Forum 2019, Rome, Italy, June 3-7, 2019, Proceedings

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In this book Jan Kopia assesses the problems of the evaluation of integrated management systems. Current scientific research results and its practicality within organizations are presented. This includes aspects of organizational performance and its measurement comprising its shift from purely financially measured methods to multidimensional approaches. Practical solutions for the ...
Effective Implementation of Management Systems: Management Systems as a Success Factor for the Efficiency of Organizations
In this book Jan Kopia assesses the problems of the evaluation of integrated management systems. Current scientific research results and its practicality within organizations are presented. This includes aspects of organizational performance and its measurement comprising its shift from purely financially measured methods to multidimensional approaches. Practical solutions for the evaluation of management systems are suggested, which show the strategic relevance of management systems and its influence on process performance. The presented evaluation model offers an extended use of the balanced scorecard together with the strategic map-process, the execution premium and the plan-do-check-act-cycle of management systems providing an approach for scientists and practitioners to use and extend it.
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Effective Implementation of Management Systems: Management Systems as a Success Factor for the Efficiency of Organizations

by Jan Kopia
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This book provides an overview of the burgeoning next generation of industry- Industry 4.0, which promises to increase flexibility in manufacturing in tandem with mass communication, improved productivity and better quality. This volume provides a comprehensive and holistic overview of intelligent manufacturing, process planning, assessment of product development opportunities, aspects ...
Industry 4.0: Developments towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution
This book provides an overview of the burgeoning next generation of industry- Industry 4.0, which promises to increase flexibility in manufacturing in tandem with mass communication, improved productivity and better quality. This volume provides a comprehensive and holistic overview of intelligent manufacturing, process planning, assessment of product development opportunities, aspects of risk management, education and qualification requirements, socio-technical considerations and the sustainability of business models. This volume will be of interest to engineers, entrepreneurs, academics and students working in these fields.
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Industry 4.0: Developments towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution

by J. Paulo Davim, Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar
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