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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 44.95
This timely and unique book covers the essential points of SMS. The knowledgeable authors go beyond merely defining it; they discuss the quality management underpinnings of SMS, the four pillars, risk management, reliability engineering, SMS implementation, and the scientific rigor that must be designed into proactive safety. This comprehensive work... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
Business Transformation Management Methodology' presents a new approach to business transformation management, developed by a unique partnership of international corporations, academics, and consultants in response to the increasing pressures on organizations to perform in the face of a rapidly changing environment, and the inability of current... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 34.95
The old "Bad Apple Theory" of human error promotes the idea that a system is basically safe, with the exception of a few unreliable people. Breaking new ground beyond its successful predecessor, The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error guides you through the traps and misconceptions of the old view. Sidney Dekker presents the view that... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 59.95
By picking up where traditional risk management techniques begin to fail, this book brings together leading-edge thinking from a variety of disciplines and shows how these techniques can be used to conquer uncertainty in projects.The book addresses five key questions: Why is there uncertainty in projects? How do you spot the symptoms of uncertainty,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 154.95
This book provides a readable overview, presenting and relating a range of understandings and characteristics of complexity and complex systems as they are relevant to planning. It recognizes multiple, relational approaches of dynamic complexity which enhance understandings of, and facilitate working with, contingencies of place, time and participants'... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 175.00
This research companion has three complementary aims. First, to offer an overview of the current theoretical approaches to secession in the social sciences, international relations, legal theory, political theory and applied ethics. Second, to outline the current practice of international recognition of secession and current domestic and international... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95
How can the benefits of maritime trade be increased for the companies and institutions directly involved as well as the port city-regions where the transfers take place? Tackling this question, the authors of this volume put into perspective the reality, opportunities and challenges facing seaport gateways and corridors, now and in the future. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95
Researchers, healthcare managers and human factors practitioners who need to know the latest developments within the theory and application of Patient Safety Culture within healthcare should read this book. It brings together contributions from the most prominent researchers and practitioners in the field of PSC and covers the background to work on... more...