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  • Improving Healthcare Operationsby Sharon J Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 45.68

    This book examines the design of two care pathways to establish how key principles associated with systems thinking, quality improvement, and supply chain management can improve the design of these services. ?Lean? has typically been the prominent approach when improving the design of healthcare systems and is often selected by healthcare professionals... more...

  • Industrial Democracy in the Chinese Aerospace Industryby Denise Tsang

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 45.68

    This book provides an up-to-date insight to the many innovations of the indigenous aerospace industry from a socio-economic perspective, a final frontier of Chinese technology that will shape global competitive dynamics in the 21st century. An industry that relies on human capital to engage in concept-intensive high tech production, this book discusses... more...

  • Global Innovation and Entrepreneurshipby Stephen E. Little; Frank M. Go; Teresa Shuk-Ching Poon

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.24

    Addressing the wide-ranging challenges of global entrepreneurship and innovation faced by both East and West, this edited volume provides a multi-faceted overview of the complexity facing entrepreneurial firms within global value chains. Viewed from the context of an emerging multi-polar world in which Europe and Asia are seen as major actors, the... more...

  • Herausforderung Utility 4.0by Oliver D. Doleski

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 56.24

    Das Buch begleitet den Übergang von der analogen zur digitalen Energiewirtschaft und gibt dem Leser wertvolle Impulse für die Erschließung neuer, lukrativer Betätigungsfelder. Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis liefern ausgewählte Antworten auf die enormen Herausforderungen angesichts von Digitalisierung und Dezentralisierung im Energiesektor. Insofern... more...

  • Multiscale Simulation Approach for Battery Production Systemsby Malte Schönemann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 81.80

    Addressing the challenge of improving battery quality while reducing high costs and environmental impacts of the production, this book presents a multiscale simulation approach for battery production systems along with a software environment and an application procedure. Battery systems are among the most important technologies of the 21st century... more...

  • Co-Creation and Learningby K.B. Akhilesh

    Springer India 2017; US$ 45.68

    This book introduces readers to co-creation --- a complex, value-based, context-driven and collaborative effort to develop new paradigms, products and services to satisfy human wants. Co-creation is built not only around the perceptions of challenges, cause-and-effect relationships and constraints, but also around available alternatives for dealing... more...

  • Disrupting Mobilityby Gereon Meyer; Susan Shaheen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 138.11

    This book explores the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy and innovative transportation technologies with regard to urban mobility. Written by government experts, social scientists, technologists and city planners from North America, Europe and Australia, the papers in this book address the impacts of demographic, societal and economic... more...

  • Creative Communitiesby Christa Seja; Jessica Narten

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 17.85

    Dieses Buch betrachtet Creative Communities als eine spezielle Form des Crowdsourcings und zeigt, wie sie zur Unterstützung des Innovationsprozesses einerseits und zur Erhöhung der Kundenbindung andererseits beitragen können. Durch die systematische Untersuchung bestehender Creative Communities werden Best-Practice-Ansätze identifiziert und die Erfolgsfaktoren... more...

  • The Potential of Massive Open Online Courses in the Context of Corporate Training and Developmentby Bianca Sillak-Riesinger

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 56.30

    Bianca Sillak-Riesinger examines to what extent Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can be used as a beneficial opportunity in Corporate Training and Development. In the scope of the empirical analyses, experts were interviewed and a survey with professionals who take part in job-related MOOCs was conducted. Conclusions and recommendations for action... more...

  • Yearbook on Space Policy 2015by Cenan Al-Ekabi; Blandina Baranes; Peter Hulsroj; Arne Lahcen

    Springer Vienna 2017; US$ 95.61

    The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas.... more...