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  • Products and Services; from R&D to F ...
    Products and Services; from R&D to F ...
    Edited by Igor Fuerstner
    ISBN 978-953-307-211-1,
    434 pages, November, 2010
    Today’s global economy offers more opportunities, but is also more complex and competitive than ever before. This fact leads to a wide range of research activity in different fields of interest, especially in the so-called high-tech sectors. T ...
  • New Knowledge in a New Era of Global ...
    New Knowledge in a New Era of Global ...
    Edited by Piotr Pachura
    ISBN 978-953-307-501-3,
    366 pages, August, 2011
    To better understand the contemporary world, the world of innovation and technology, science should try to synthesize and assimilate social science in the development of our civilization. Does the new era require new knowledge? Does the age of glob ...
  • Six Sigma Projects and Personal Expe ...
    Six Sigma Projects and Personal Expe ...
    Edited by Abdurrahman Coskun
    ISBN 978-953-307-370-5,
    194 pages, July, 2011
    In the new millennium the increasing expectation of customers and products complexity has forced companies to find new solutions and better alternatives to improve the quality of their products. Lean and Six Sigma methodology provides the best soluti ...
  • Advances in Econometrics - Theory an ...
    Advances in Econometrics - Theory an ...
    Edited by Miroslav Verbic
    ISBN 978-953-307-503-7,
    126 pages, July, 2011
    Econometrics is becoming a highly developed and highly mathematicized array of its own sub disciplines, as it should be, as economies are becoming increasingly complex, and scientific economic analyses require progressively thorough knowledge of soli ...
  • Risk Management Trends
    Risk Management Trends
    Edited by Giancarlo Nota
    ISBN 978-953-307-314-9,
    278 pages, July, 2011
    In many human activities risk is unavoidable. It pervades our life and can have a negative impact on individual, business and social levels. Luckily, risk can be assessed and we can cope with it through appropriate management methodologies. The book ...
  • Total Quality Management and Six Sigma
    Total Quality Management and Six Sigma
    Edited by Tauseef Aized
    ISBN 978-953-51-0688-3,
    306 pages, August, 2012
    In order to survive in a modern and competitive environment, organizations need to carefully organize their activities regarding quality management. TQM and six sigma are the approaches that have been successful in solving intricate quality problems ...
  • E-commerce
    E-commerce
    Edited by Kyeong Kang
    ISBN 978-953-7619-98-5,
    294 pages, February, 2010
    E-commerce provides immense capability for connectivity through buying and selling activities all over the world. During the last two decades new concepts of business have evolved due to popularity of the Internet, providing new business opportuniti ...
  • Globalization - Today, Tomorrow
    Globalization - Today, Tomorrow
    Edited by Kent G. Deng
    ISBN 978-953-307-192-3,
    168 pages, October, 2010
    This is a collective volume on present-day globalisation with nine chapters from authors of several academic disciplines. It covers wide aspects, ranging from the nature, impact, challenges and implications of globalisation to responses from a countr ...
  • Psychology - Selected Papers
    Psychology - Selected Papers
    Edited by Gina Rossi
    ISBN 978-953-51-0587-9,
    342 pages, May, 2012
    This book represents a selection of chapters that address several topics from the broad domains of psychology: alcoholism, clinical interventions, treatment of depression, personality psychology, qualitative research methods in psychology, and social ...
  • Time Management
    Time Management
    Edited by Todor Stoilov
    ISBN 978-953-51-0335-6,
    114 pages, March, 2012
    The time management is worthy goal of many human activities. It concerns variety problems related to goals definition, assessment of available resources, control of management policies, scheduling of decisions. This book is an attempt to illustrate t ...
  • Supply Chain Management - Pathways f ...
    Supply Chain Management - Pathways f ...
    Edited by Dilek Onkal
    ISBN 978-953-307-294-4,
    246 pages, August, 2011
    Challenges faced by supply chains appear to be growing exponentially under the demands of increasingly complex business environments confronting the decision makers. The world we live in now operates under interconnected economies that put extra pre ...
  • Quality Management and Practices
    Quality Management and Practices
    Edited by Kim-Soon Ng
    ISBN 978-953-51-0550-3,
    264 pages, April, 2012
    This book is comprised of a collection of reviews and research works from international professionals from various parts of the world. A practical approach to quality management provides the reader with the understanding of basic to total quality pra ...
  • Quality Assurance and Management
    Quality Assurance and Management
    Edited by Mehmet Savsar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0378-3,
    436 pages, March, 2012
    The purpose of this book is to present new concepts, state-of-the-art techniques and advances in quality related research. Novel ideas and current developments in the field of quality assurance and related topics are presented in different chapters, ...
  • Risk Management - Current Issues and ...
    Risk Management - Current Issues and ...
    Edited by Nerija Banaitiene
    ISBN 978-953-51-0747-7,
    596 pages, September, 2012
    Every business and decision involves a certain amount of risk. Risk might cause a loss to a company. This does not mean, however, that businesses cannot take risks. As disengagement and risk aversion may result in missed business opportunities, which ...
  • Entrepreneurship - Creativity and In ...
    Entrepreneurship - Creativity and In ...
    Edited by Thierry Burger-Helmchen
    ISBN 978-953-51-0069-0,
    202 pages, February, 2012
    What are the differences between an entrepreneur and a manager? According to Schumpeter, the main difference lies in the entrepreneur's ideas, creativity, and vision of the world. These differences enable him to create new combinations, to change exi ...
  • The Systemic Dimension of Globalization
    The Systemic Dimension of Globalization
    Edited by Piotr Pachura
    ISBN 978-953-307-384-2,
    290 pages, August, 2011
    Today science is moving in the direction of synthesis of the achievements of various academic disciplines. The idea to prepare and present to the international academic milieu, a multidimensional approach to globalization phenomenon is an ambitious u ...
  • The Economic Geography of Globalization
    The Economic Geography of Globalization
    Edited by Piotr Pachura
    ISBN 978-953-307-502-0,
    276 pages, July, 2011
    Very often the process of globalization is referred the word economy evolution. Often we measure and study globalization in the economic relevance. The economy is possibly the most recognized dimension of globalization. That is why we see many new p ...
  • Supply Chain Management - Applicatio ...
    Supply Chain Management - Applicatio ...
    Edited by Mamun Habib
    ISBN 978-953-307-250-0,
    264 pages, September, 2011
    Supply Chain Management (SCM) has been widely researched in numerous application domains during the last decade. Despite the popularity of SCM research and applications, considerable confusion remains as to its meaning. There are several attempts mad ...
  • Human Development - Different Perspe ...
    Human Development - Different Perspe ...
    Edited by Maria Lucia Seidl-de-Moura
    ISBN 978-953-51-0610-4,
    122 pages, May, 2012
    Human development has different meanings depending on the area we focus on. To the psychologists it is the ontogenetic process of individual development. It considers systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of thei ...
  • Business Dynamics in the 21st Century
    Business Dynamics in the 21st Century
    Edited by Chee-Heong Quah and Ong Lin Dar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0628-9,
    270 pages, May, 2012
    In this 21st century of opportunity and turbulence, business firms need to equip themselves with new competencies that were never thought of before. For this reason, this book is timely as it introduces new insights into new problems in the aspects o ...