Editor Igor Fuerstner
434 pages, November, 2010
Todayâ€™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 ...
Editor Piotr Pachura
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 ...
Editor Abdurrahman Coskun
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 ...
Editor Miroslav Verbic
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 ...
Editor Giancarlo Nota
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 ...
Editor Tauseef Aized
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 ...
Editor Kyeong Kang
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 ...
Editor Kent G. Deng
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 ...
Editor Gina Rossi
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 ...
Editor Todor Stoilov
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 ...
Editor Dilek Onkal
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 ...
Editor Kim-Soon Ng
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 ...
Editor Mehmet Savsar
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, ...
Editor Nerija Banaitiene
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 ...
Editor Thierry Burger-Helmchen
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 ...
Editor Piotr Pachura
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 ...
Editor Piotr Pachura
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 ...
Editor Mamun Habib
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 ...
Editor Maria Lucia Seidl-de-Moura
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 ...
Editor Chee-Heong Quah and Ong Lin Dar
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 ...