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  • Products and Services; from R&D to F ...
    Products and Services; from R&D to F ...
    Editor Igor Fuerstner
    ISBN 978-953-307-211-1
    422 pages, November, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 178465 times.
    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 ...
  • Risk Management - Current Issues and ...
    Risk Management - Current Issues and ...
    Editor Nerija Banaitiene
    ISBN 978-953-51-0747-7
    584 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 70876 times.
    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 ...
  • New Knowledge in a New Era of Global ...
    New Knowledge in a New Era of Global ...
    Editor Piotr Pachura
    ISBN 978-953-307-501-3
    354 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 100696 times.
    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 ...
  • Psychology - Selected Papers
    Psychology - Selected Papers
    Editor Gina Rossi
    ISBN 978-953-51-0587-9
    330 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 69328 times.
    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 ...
  • Theoretical and Methodological Appro ...
    Theoretical and Methodological Appro ...
    Editor Asunción López-Varela
    ISBN 978-953-51-0687-6
    392 pages, August, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 56730 times.
    This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst t ...
  • Application of Geographic Informatio ...
    Application of Geographic Informatio ...
    Editor Bhuiyan Monwar Alam
    ISBN 978-953-51-0824-5
    372 pages, October, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 46581 times.
    The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today’s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever – urban & regional planners, civil engineers, geographe ...
  • Business Dynamics in the 21st Century
    Business Dynamics in the 21st Century
    Editor Chee-Heong Quah and Ong Lin Dar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0628-9
    260 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 44742 times.
    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 ...
  • Game Theory Relaunched
    Game Theory Relaunched
    Editor Hardy Hanappi
    ISBN 978-953-51-1078-1
    344 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 23882 times.
    The game is on. Do you know how to play? Game theory sets out to explore what can be said about making decisions which go beyond accepting the rules of a game. Since 1942, a well elaborated mathematical apparatus has been developed to do so; but ther ...
  • Learning Disabilities
    Learning Disabilities
    Editor Wichian Sittiprapaporn
    ISBN 978-953-51-0269-4
    364 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 45291 times.
    Learning disability is a classification that includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner. Depending on the type and severity of the disability, interventions may be used to help the individual learn strate ...
  • Entrepreneurship - Born, Made and Ed ...
    Entrepreneurship - Born, Made and Ed ...
    Editor Thierry Burger-Helmchen
    ISBN 978-953-51-0210-6
    336 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 42142 times.
    Entrepreneurship has a tremendous impact on the economic development of a country. As can be expected, many public policies foster the development of self- entrepreneurship in times of unemployment, praise the creation of firms and con- sider the wil ...
  • Globalization - Today, Tomorrow
    Globalization - Today, Tomorrow
    Editor Kent G. Deng
    ISBN 978-953-307-192-3
    160 pages, October, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 65928 times.
    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 ...
  • Time Management
    Time Management
    Editor Todor Stoilov
    ISBN 978-953-51-0335-6
    106 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 29547 times.
    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 ...
  • The Systemic Dimension of Globalization
    The Systemic Dimension of Globalization
    Editor Piotr Pachura
    ISBN 978-953-307-384-2
    288 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 38414 times.
    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 ...
  • Archaeology, New Approaches in Theor ...
    Archaeology, New Approaches in Theor ...
    Editor Imma Ollich-Castanyer
    ISBN 978-953-51-0590-9
    292 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 25435 times.
    The contents of this book show the implementation of new methodologies applied to archaeological sites. Chapters have been grouped in four sections: New Approaches About Archaeological Theory and Methodology; The Use of Geophysics on Archaeological F ...
  • Entrepreneurship - Creativity and In ...
    Entrepreneurship - Creativity and In ...
    Editor Thierry Burger-Helmchen
    ISBN 978-953-51-0069-0
    190 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 26896 times.
    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 ...
  • Social Welfare
    Social Welfare
    Editor Rosario Laratta
    ISBN 978-953-51-0208-3
    216 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 25055 times.
    "Social Welfare" offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics. Its interdisciplinary approach and comparative perspective promote examination of the most pressing social wel ...
  • Advances in Econometrics - Theory an ...
    Advances in Econometrics - Theory an ...
    Editor Miroslav Verbic
    ISBN 978-953-307-503-7
    116 pages, July, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 28848 times.
    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 ...
  • Current Topics in Children's Learnin ...
    Current Topics in Children's Learnin ...
    Editor Heidi Kloos, Bradley J. Morris and Joseph L. Amaral
    ISBN 978-953-51-0855-9
    150 pages, November, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 12866 times.
    As a whole, the essays in this book address theoretical and empirical issues related to children's learning and cognition. The first essay, titled Learning in Cognitive Niches, treats the process of sense making on a theoretical level, discussing the ...
  • Human Development - Different Perspe ...
    Human Development - Different Perspe ...
    Editor Maria Lucia Seidl-de-Moura
    ISBN 978-953-51-0610-4
    110 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 16756 times.
    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 ...
  • Metaphysics
    Editor Mark Pestana
    ISBN 978-953-51-0646-3
    148 pages, June, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 11259 times.
    It is our hope that this collection will give readers a sense of the type of metaphysical investigations that are now being carried out by thinkers in the Western nations. We also hope that the reader's curiosity will be peaked so that further inquir ...