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  • The MERge Model for Business Developmentby Orit Hazzan; Ronit Lis-Hacohen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This Brief presents a new model for business development?MERge?to be implemented in practitioners? professional development in general and in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives, particularly, in industry, educational institutions and public sector organizations. The authors aim to contribute to the field... more...

  • Information, Models, and Sustainabilityby Jing Zhang; Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes; Theresa A. Pardo; Djoko S. Sayogo

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book reflects on the emerging trends, development, and challenges of policy on sustainability using information technology, and provides valuable insights to both research and practice communities. Sustainability has become an important focus for government, civil society and the corporate community world-wide. Growing interest in addressing environmental... more...

  • Deploying Foresight for Policy and Strategy Makersby Leonid Gokhberg; Dirk Meissner; Alexander Sokolov

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book develops foresight techniques to turn future societal challenges into opportunities. The authors present foresight approaches for innovation policy and management. Future developments in fields such as education, energy, new materials, nanotechnologies are highlighted for different countries. Readers will discover tools and instruments to... more...

  • Resources, Technology and Sustainabilityby Joydeb Sasmal

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book uses sound theoretical frameworks and econometric techniques to rigorously analyze and explain the conditions of sustainable growth in agriculture. It further investigates how management of natural resources and technological advances can enhance productivity and ensure sustainable growth in agriculture. Optimal control theory, dynamic optimization... more...

  • Digital Enterprise Transformationby Axel Uhl; Lars Alexander Gollenia

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The integration of technological innovations, such as In-Memory Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Connectivity, and Social Media, with business practice can enable significant competitive advantage. In order to embrace recent challenges and changes in the governance of IT strategies, SAP and its think tank - the Business Transformation Academy (BTA)... more...

  • Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurshipby Christian Schwarzkopf

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 79.99

    Christian Schwarzkopf has developed a new more holistic entrepreneurial ecosystem on a national level and has analyzed as well as compared the fundamentals of innovation and entrepreneurship in Germany and the USA in order to derive the key elements for an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The described ecosystem consists of four circles and 24 elements,... more...

  • The New Production of Usersby Sampsa Hyysalo; Torben Elgaard Jensen; Nelly Oudshoorn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Behind the steady stream of new products, technologies, systems and services in our modern societies there is prolonged and complicated battle around the role of users. How should designers get to know the users? interests and needs? Who should speak for the users? How may designers collaborate with users and in what ways may users take innovation... more...

  • Computational Sustainabilityby Jörg Lässig; Kristian Kersting; Katharina Morik

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    The book athand gives an overview of the state of the art research in ComputationalSustainability as well as case studies of different application scenarios. Thiscovers topics such as renewable energy supply, energy storage and e-mobility, efficiencyin data centers and networks, sustainable food and water supply, sustainablehealth, industrial production... more...

  • El Sistema Organizacionalby Hugo Valdez

    Hugo Valdez 2016; US$ 20.00

    Presenta las teorías, elementos y principios modernos para administrar a cualquier tipo de organización. Sus conceptos están sustentados en la teoría de sistemas aplicada a las organizaciones que ha revolucionado el mundo empresarial. more...

  • Methods in Product Designby Ali K. Kamrani; Maryam Azimi; Abdulrahman M. Al-Ahmari

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 94.95

    As industries adopt consumer-focused product development strategies, they should offer broader product ranges in shorter design times and the processes that can manufacture in arbitrary lot sizes. In addition, they would need to apply state-of-the-art methods and tools to easily conduct early product design and development trade-off analysis among... more...