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  • Reliability, Maintainability and Riskby David J. Smith

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers, Ninth Edition, has taught reliability and safety engineers techniques to minimize process design, operation defects, and failures for 35 years. For beginners, the book provides tactics on how to avoid pitfalls in this complex and wide field. For experts in the field, well-described,... more...

  • Redefining Risk & Returnby Jesper Lyng Jensen; Susanne Sublett

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 39.20

    This book is the first attempt to re-define objective risk. It addresses the cost of running out of capital as a generalized cost syndrome and explains how it is possible to describe this cost in such a way as to give it practical, real-life significance for personal finances, company finances and the economy as a whole. The discussion begins... more...

  • Equity Derivativesby Neil C Schofield

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 39.18

    This book provides thorough coverage of the institutional applications of equity derivatives. It starts with an introduction on stock markets' fundamentals before opening the gate on the world of structured products. Delta-one products and options are covered in detail, providing readers with deep understanding of the use of equity derivatives strategies.... more...

  • Controlling Costs: Strategic Issues in Health Care Managementby Huw T.O. Davies; Manouche Tavakoli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Controlling costs in health care is rarely something that can be tackled in isolation. Cost control invariably interacts with issues of quality and health care access. Thus, this diverse collection of papers is concerned not just with costs but more importantly with value. Both macro and micro concerns are covered. At the macro level, health care... more...

  • The Project Risk Maturity Modelby Martin Hopkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 124.95

    Top businesses recognise risk management as a core feature of their project management process and approach to the governance of projects. However, a mature risk management process is required in order to realise its benefits; one that takes into account the design and implementation of the process and the skills, experience and culture of the people... more...

  • A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Managementby Penny Pullan; Ruth Murray-Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Many organisations have spent small fortunes to set up risk processes and supporting tools which then fail to deliver the expected value. This is because rational processes don't work well when trying to get groups of people to agree what is risky, why and what to do about it. If you need to make sound decisions in important but risky situations;... more...

  • Towards Managed Primary Careby Judith Smith; Nick Goodwin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The last decade has witnessed a transformation in the organization and management of primary care. In Towards Managed Primary Care, the authors examine the background and development of Primary Care Groups and Primary Care Trusts (PCG/Ts) in the English NHS. The book focuses on the practical experience of developing and managing PCG/Ts and on the lessons... more...

  • China?s Financial Systemby Dominique De Rambures; Felipe Escobar Duenas

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.96

    This book examines the volatile landscape of the Chinese economy and the barriers to its continuing development. The author argues that underlying inefficiencies in China?s financial system currently prevent the further growth of its institutions and inhibit reform of monetary and fiscal policy. Rambures shows that, despite efforts to avoid a ?middle... more...

  • Extended Abstracts Summer 2015by Josep Díaz; Lefteris Kirousis; Luis Ortiz-Gracia; Maria Serna

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.96

    This book is divided into two parts, the first of which seeks to connect the phase transitions of various disciplines, including game theory, and to explore the synergies between statistical physics and combinatorics. Phase Transitions has been an active multidisciplinary field of research, bringing together physicists, computer scientists... more...

  • Credit Risk Managementby Jirí Witzany

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 73.00

    This book introduces to basic and advanced methods for credit risk management. It covers classical debt instruments and modern financial markets products. The author describes not only standard rating and scoring methods like Classification Trees or Logistic Regression, but also less known models that are subject of ongoing research, like e.g. Support... more...