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  • The Foundations of Information Systemsby Andrew Basden

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why does information technology disappoint or enslave us? Why do so many information systems projects collapse? How can we do better? There are many technical, social, economic and other aspects to consider. How do we ensure we take all these into account as we research ITC or employ them? ICT affects our lives and world more profoundly than ever... more...

  • Digital einkaufenby Wolfgang Lehmacher

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 10.03

    Dieses Buch erweitert unseren Blickwinkel auf die immer digitalisierter werdende Welt des Einkaufens und beschreibt, wie unser Wohnzimmer zunehmend zum Marktplatz wird. Wolfgang Lehmacher zeigt dabei sehr anschaulich, wie mit jedem Klick selbst Prozesse im entferntesten Winkel der Erde in Gang gebracht werden, die nicht nur dort, sondern auch hier... more...

  • The Handbook of Market Research for Life Science Companiesby Jean-Francois Denault

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    As innovation moves from the lab to the market, a new research phase begins for the entrepreneur: the market research phase. Inspired by a new technology that can change the world, critical questions need to be addressed. Is there a market for my innovation? Who are my clients? What do they need? Is my innovation filling that gap in the market?... more...

  • Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysisby Paul M. Salmon; Neville A. Stanton; Michael Lenné; Daniel P. Jenkins; Laura Rafferty; Guy H. Walker

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 104.95

    This book provides an overview of, and practical guidance on, the range of human factors (HF) methods that can be used for the purposes of accident analysis and investigation in complex sociotechnical systems. Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis begins with an overview of different accident causation models and an introduction to the concepts... more...

  • Industries and Global Competitionby Bram Bouwens; Pierre-Yves Donzé; Takafumi Kurosawa

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Changes in the dynamics of economic activities since the last decades of the 20th century have yielded major changes in the composition of industries and the division of labor and production across different regions of the world. Despite these shifts in the global economy, some industries have remained competitive even without relocating their operations... more...

  • Operational Decision-making in High-hazard Organizationsby Jan Hayes

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 60.00

    This book takes a fresh look at safety decision-making by documenting and examining stories told by front-line managers in three different high-hazard industries: a chemical plant, a nuclear power station and an air-navigation service provider. From Piper Alpha to Deepwater Horizon, accident analysis has stressed the importance of excellent decision-making... more...

  • Recent Developments in Metaheuristicsby Lionel Amodeo; El-Ghazali Talbi; Farouk Yalaoui

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 143.34

    This book highlights state-of-the-art developments in metaheuristics research. It examines all aspects of metaheuristic research including new algorithmic developments, applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, in-depth experimental studies. The book is divided into two sections. Part I is focused on new... more...

  • Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Processby Ali Emrouznejad; William Ho

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 119.95

    This book is the first in the literature to present the state of the art and some interesting and relevant applications of the Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP). The AHP is a conceptually and mathematically simple, easily implementable, yet extremely powerful tool for group decision making and is used around the world in a wide variety of decision... more...

  • Agile Procurementby Bernardo Nicoletti

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 119.45

    This book is the first of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement. Including several case studies of successful implementation, it demonstrates how the increasing complexity of the business environment requires a significant intervention on the management of processes and information within individual organizations... more...

  • Cultural Distance in International Venturesby Katiuscia Vaccarini; Francesca Spigarelli; Ernesto Tavoletti; Christoph Lattemann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 51.36

    This book uses the concepts of both cultural and psychic distance to analyse managers’ perceptions in international business settings, with a specific focus on European and Chinese ventures in the green technology industry. The key concept of ‘distance’ refers to the variations of cultures, languages, business practices, policies and regulations that... more...