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  • Advances in Metaheuristicsby Timothy Ganesan; Pandian Vasant; Irraivan Elamvazuthi

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems provides details on current approaches utilized in engineering optimization. It gives a comprehensive background on metaheuristic applications, focusing on main engineering sectors such as energy, process, and materials. It discusses topics such as algorithmic enhancements and performance... more...

  • Computational Probability Applicationsby Andrew G. Glen; Lawrence M. Leemis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    This focuses on the developing field of building probability models with the power of symbolic algebra systems. The book combines the uses of symbolic algebra with probabilistic/stochastic application and highlights the applications in a variety of contexts. The research explored in each chapter is unified by the use of A Probability Programming Language... more...

  • Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economyby Rachid Benlamri; Michael Sparer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.73

    This volume aims to outline the fundamental principles behind leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship and show how the interrelations between them promote business and trade practices in the global economy. Derived from the 2016 International Conference on Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (ICLIE), this volume showcases original papers... more...

  • CSR und Nachhaltige Innovationby Gesa Gordon; Astrid Nelke

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 20.43

    Das Buch zeigt beispielhaft auf, welche Bedeutung Verantwortung und nachhaltige Innovation einnehmen können. Perspektiven aus der Wissenschaft und dem Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung eröffnen den Band und liefern ein konzeptuelles Verständnis des Begriffs. Praxisbeispiele aus der Großindustrie, dem Mittelstand, aber auch kleinen Unternehmen demonstrieren... more...

  • Contextual Intelligenceby Matthew Kutz

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 17.96

    This book offers a structured framework for critical thinking and decision making that shows how to use hindsight, insight, and foresight to navigate through complexity. Every organization and every person faces rapid change and complexity. Contextual intelligence ? understanding fully the context in which one is operating ? teaches the reader how... more...

  • The Manual of Strategic Economic Decision Makingby Jeff Grover

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 74.00

    This book is an extension of the author?s first book and serves as a guide and manual on how to specify and compute 2-, 3-, and 4-Event Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN). It walks the learner through the steps of fitting and solving fifty BBN numerically, using mathematical proof. The author wrote this book primarily for inexperienced learners as well... more...

  • Food Security and Sustainabilityby George Mergos; Marina Papanastassiou

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    This edited volume brings together contributions from experts on a range of food security issues, and examines them through a number of case studies. A Millennium Development goal and important policy concern, food security is experiencing renewed interest due to globalisation, which has led to population affluence, changing consumption, and production... more...

  • Lead Market Indiaby Cornelius Herstatt; Rajnish Tiwari

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    India is still perceived by some as a developing country that has yet to create world-class products of its own. However, this book shows that in recent years India has emerged as a lead market for frugality-driven innovations that are affordable, robust and successful even outside its geographic boundaries. Many global companies have recognized these... more...

  • Visual Analytics for Managementby Elliot Bendoly; Sacha Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This book provides students with an in-depth understanding of the concepts, frameworks and processes used to analyze and present visual data for better decision-making. Expert contributors provide guidance in translating complex concepts from large data sets and how this translation drives management practice. The book?s first part provides a descriptive... more...

  • Quantitative Techniques in Business, Management and Financeby Umeshkumar Dubey; D P Kothari; G K Awari

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 169.95

    This book is especially relevant to undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and finance. It is an interdisciplinary book that covers all major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and mathematics and statistics on the other. Managers... more...