• Business, Economics & Law
      January 1995

      The Global Emerging Market in Transition

      Articles, Forecasts, and Studies

      by Vladimir Kvint

    • Business & management
      March 2007

      Data Modeling Theory and Practice

      by Graeme Simsion

      Data modeling theory and practice is for practitioners and academics who have learned the conventions and rules of data modeling and are looking for a deeper understanding of the discipline. The coverage of theory includes a detailed review of the extensive literature on data modeling and logical database design, referencing nearly 500 publications, with a strong focus on their relevance to practice. The practice component incorporates the largest-ever study of data modeling practitioners, involving over 450 participants in interviews, surveys and data modeling tasks. The results challenge many long-held assumptions about data modeling and will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike. Graeme Simsion brings to the book the practical perspective and intellectual clarity that have made his Data Modeling Essentials a classic in the field. He begins with a question about the nature of data modeling (design or description), and uses it to illuminate such issues as the definition of data modeling, its philosophical underpinnings, inputs and deliverables, the necessary behaviors and skills, the role of creativity, product diversity, quality measures, personal styles, and the differences between experts and novices. Data Modeling Theory and Practice is essential reading for anyone involved in data modeling practice, research, or teaching. Graeme Simsion is uniquely qualified to draw together the theory and practice of data modeling. His 30 years industry experience includes data modeling, database design and administration, data management, process design, and IT strategy. For twenty years he was CEO of a prominent Australian information systems consultancy, and oversaw numerous data modeling projects as well as continuing to consult in his own right. He is well-known as a presenter at industry forums, and a leader of data modeling master classes around the world. Graeme has maintained a close relationship with academe throughout his career, holding honorary several university appointments, speaking at academic conferences, supporting research, and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in data modeling. He has been publishing occasional journal articles since 1981, and between 2002 and 2006 was a full-time researcher in data modeling at the University of Melbourne. He holds postgraduate qualifications in both information systems and business administration, and was awarded a PhD for the research reported in this book.

    • Cybernetics & systems theory

      Science of Synthesis

      Exploring the Social Implications of General Systems Theory

      by Debora Hammond

      This book explores the development of general systems theory and the individuals who gathered together around that idea to form the Society for General Systems Research. In examining the life and work of the SGSR's five founding members -- Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, James Grier Miller, and Anatol Rapoport -- Hammond traces the emergence of systems ideas across a broad range of disciplines in the mid-twentieth century. A metaphor and a framework, the systems concept as articulated by its earliest proponents highlights relationship and interconnectedness among the biological, ecological, social, psychological, and technological dimensions of our increasingly complex lives. Seeking to transcend the reductionism and mechanism of classical science -- which they saw as limited by its focus on the discrete, component parts of reality -- the general systems community hoped to complement this analytic approach with a more holistic approach. As one of many systems traditions, the general systems group was specifically interested in fostering collaboration and integration between different disciplinary perspectives. The book documents a unique episode in the history of modern thought, one that remains relevant today. This book will be of interest to historians of science, system theorists, and scholars in such fields as cybernetics and system dynamics.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference

      West Coast Reins

      by Beverley Bassett Broad

      Book 1 of a historical saga based on a true story. How this book came to be written is a spooky story in itself. The author believes that 'an angel on her shoulder ' wrote it!

    • Children's & YA

      Fools' Gold

      by Beverley Bassett Broad

      The second book in a 4 book historical and romantic adventure Saga which covers the true story of the loss of the General Grant and her cargo of gold in the Auckland Islands in the 1860's

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 2016

      Creative research communication

      Theory and practice

      by Clare Wilkinson, Emma Weitkamp

      Aimed at scholars interested in engaging the public with their research and postgraduate students exploring the practical aspects of research communication, this book provides a theoretically grounded introduction to new and emerging approaches to public engagement and research communication. Split into three sections, the reader first explores the historical approaches and current drivers for public engagement with research. Part two explores practical approaches to research engagement, from face to face communication in novel settings, such as festivals, through to artistic approaches, before considering new and emerging digital tools and approaches. Each practical chapter is theoretically grounded, exploring issues such as audience, interactivity, and impact. The final section explores ethical considerations in relation to public engagement as well as discussing the way that research communication fits into wider discussions about the impact of research, before concluding with a discussion around disseminating the success (or otherwise) of novel approaches to public engagement to wider groups, including public engagement practitioners. ;

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 2016

      Creative research communication

      Theory and practice

      by Clare Wilkinson, Emma Weitkamp

      Part I: Introduction 1. Creative research communication 2. History 3. Participants Part II: Approach 4. Face-to-Face 5. Art 6. Digital 7. Social media 8. Political 9. Crowd-sourced research Part III: Conclusion 10. Impact 11. Ethics 12. Dissemination Index ;

    • Industrial / commercial art & design
      April 2017

      History through material culture

      by Series edited by Simon Trafford, Leonie Hannan, Sarah Longair

      History through material culture is a unique, step-by-step guide for students and researchers who wish to use objects as historical sources. Responding to the significant, scholarly interest in historical material culture studies, this book makes clear how students and researchers ready to use these rich material sources can make important, valuable and original contributions to history. Written by two experienced museum practitioners and historians, the book recognises the theoretical and practical challenges of this approach and offers clear advice on methods to get the best out of material culture research. With a focus on the early modern and modern periods, this volume draws on examples from across the world and demonstrates how to use material culture to answer a range of enquiries, including social, economic, gender, cultural and global history.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2017


      Ein praktischer Leitfaden

      by Lothar Behlau

      Forschung findet global statt und nimmt in unserer Gesellschaft einen immer größeren Stellenwert zur Sicherung des Wohlstands und als Beitrag für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Welt ein. Deshalb muss sie effektiv, effizient und verantwortungsvoll durchgeführt werden. Jede Forschungseinrichtung braucht mittlerweile spezifische Alleinstellungsmerkmale und eine hohe wissenschaftliche Exzellenz, um innerhalb der weltweiten Scientific Community zu bestehen. Deshalb wird heutzutage von jedem einzelnen Wissenschaftler auch ein umfassendes Selbstmanagement außerhalb seiner originären Forschungstätigkeit gefordert; er muss Trends erkennen, Projekte konzipieren, Förderungen akquirieren, Kooperationen anbahnen, Ergebnisse kommunizieren und Nachwuchs ausbilden. Angesichts dieser Anforderungen etabliert sich - zur Organisation von Forschungseinrichtungen und zur Unterstützung der dort tätigen Wissenschaftler - ein neues Berufsbild: das des Forschungsmanagers. Für dieses Tätigkeitsprofil gibt es allerdings derzeit nur wenige Ausbildungsangebote, deshalb soll dieser Leitfaden einen ersten Einstieg vermitteln. Breiter und aktueller Überblick über das deutsche Wissenschaftssystem Instrumente, Methoden und praktische Tipps zum Management von Forschungseinrichtungen Darstellung der Handlungsfelder eines Forschers: von der Projektplanung über die Finanzierung bis zur Verwertung Dieses Buch ist besonders geeignet für aktive und zukünftige Forscher, Forschungsmanager in Forschungseinrichtungen, Hochschulen und Unternehmen sowie Forschungsadministratoren in Ministerien und Förderorganisationen Über den Autor Dr. Lothar Behlau hat Bioingenieurwesen an der Hochschule Hamburg und Verfahrenstechnik an der TU Hamburg-Harburg studiert. Nach seiner Promotion wechselte er in das Forschungsmanagement. Dort ist er seit 30 Jahren in leitender Position in der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft und in Nebentätigkeit beratend für verschiedene FuE-Einrichtungen im In- und Ausland tätig. Herr Behlau ist Mitglied in mehreren internationalen Evaluationsgremien und hat Lehraufträge an der Hochschule München und der Universität Oldenburg.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      December 2016

      Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten von Abbildung bis Zitat

      Lehr- und Übungsbuch für Bachelor, Master und Promotion

      by Berit Sandberg

      Wie entwickle ich ein Forschungsdesign für eine empirische Studie? Wie gliedere ich eine Seminararbeit? Was schreibe ich in der Einleitung? Wie viele Quellen soll ich verarbeiten? Wo verläuft die Grenze zwischen einem sinngemäßen Zitat und einem Plagiat? Wie zitiere ich Texte aus dem Internet? Wer eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit verfassen möchte, muss wissen, wie man Erkenntnisse nach den „Spielregeln der Wissenschaft" vermittelt. Nicht nur Forschende, auch Studierende müssen sich an die wissenschaftlichen Standards halten. Das vorliegende Lehrbuch führt in die Grundlagen der Wissenschaftstheorie ein und vermittelt die wesentlichen Techniken des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens. Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf Textgestaltung und Quellenarbeit. Die dritte Auflage wurde um Empfehlungen zur Zitiertechnik bei digitalen Daten und Publikationen erweitert.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 1998


      by Liane Fijas, Viktoria Petrowna Tjulnina

      Das Wörterbuch Wirtschaftsrussisch ist für einen breiten Nutzerkreis bestimmt. Es enthält rund 25 000 Termini aus allen Bereichen der Wirtschaft. In vielen Fällen liefert das Wörterbuch definitionsartige Erläuterungen, vor allem dort, wo sich im Russischen (noch) kein kurzer oder treffender Terminus eingebürgert hat. Die Auswahl der Fachbegriffe erfolgte auf der Grundlage originaler Fachliteratur, Standards, erklärenden Wörterbüchern und Nachschlagewerken sowie Fachzeitschriften.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2017


      by Henner Schierenbeck, Claudia B. Wöhle, Joachim Weeber, Berit Sandberg

      20 € Preisvorteil für 3 Lehrbücher im Paket: Henner Schierenbeck/Claudia B. Wöhle: Grundzüge der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 19. Auflage:Das Wissen um betriebswirtschaftliche Grundtatbestände ist eine notwendige Voraussetzung für jeden, der in Betrieben an verantwortlicher Stelle tätig ist oder sich als Studierender auf eine solche Tätigkeit vorbereitet. Dabei kommt es häufig nicht so sehr auf ein spezifisches Detailwissen als vielmehr auf die Fähigkeit an, betriebswirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge konzeptionell zu erfassen und betriebliche Probleme in ihrem spezifisch ökonomischen Wesenskern zu begreifen. Aufbau und Inhalt des Lehrbuches sind von dieser Grundüberlegung geprägt.Für die 19. Auflage sind inhaltliche Überarbeitungen vor allem im achten Kapitel (Externe Unternehmungsrechnung) vorgenommen worden, insbesondere notwendige Aktualisierungen hinsichtlich geltendender Rechtsvorschriften. Zusätzlich wurden in den Ausführungen zur Unternehmensbewertung im sechsten Kapitel notwendige Präzisierungen vorgenommen. Joachim Weeber: Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre – Für den Bachelor 3.A.Das bewährte Lehrbuch stellt die wichtigsten Ansätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre anschaulich dar und erläutert ökonomische Zusammenhänge. Theoretische Grundlagen werden vermittelt und empirische Ergebnisse leicht verständlich dargestellt. Daraus abgeleitete wirtschaftspolitische Empfehlungen und allgemeine wirtschaftspolitische Fragestellungen werden diskutiert.Die 3. Auflage wurde umfassend aktualisiert und um neue Inhalte erweitert: So wurde die im Zuge der Finanzkrise veränderte Geldpolitik der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB) oder auch das Thema Schuldenbremse aufgenommen. Berit Sandberg: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten von Abbildung bis Zitat - Lehr- und Übungsbuch für Bachelor, Master und Promotion, 3. Auflage: Wie entwickele ich ein Forschungsdesign für eine empirische Studie? Wie muss ich meine Seminararbeit gliedern? Was schreibe ich in der Einleitung? Wie viele Quellen soll ich verarbeiten? Wo verläuft die Grenze zwischen einem sinngemäßen Zitat und einem Plagiat? Darf ich Texte aus dem Internet zitieren? Und wenn ja, wie mache ich das richtig?Wer eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit verfassen will, muss wissen, wie man Erkenntnisse nach den Spielregeln der Wissenschaft vermittelt. Nicht nur Spitzenforscher, sondern auch Studierende müssen sich an die wissenschaftlichen Standards halten. Das Lehrbuch führt in die Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens ein und vermittelt Methoden und Techniken. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Manuskriptgestaltung und Quellenarbeit.Die dritte Auflage wurde um Empfehlungen zur Zitiertechnik bei Forschungsdatenbanken und Online-Artikel wissenschaftlicher Fachzeitschriften erweitert.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      July 2015

      Better Thinking for Better Results

      by Cathy Lasher

      Do you think as well as you can? Does the quality of your thinking even matter? In this tool-packed practical guide, Cathy Lasher presents an exciting new way to get better results through focused thinking. Discover EDGE-it, a new approach that helps you sharpen your thinking in virtually any situation, leading to getting more of what you want, more easily. Benefit from your personal and professional experiences in a new way. Learn how to prevent that ‘why did I just do that again?!’ feeling. Achieve your future goals with greater ease and more control. Navigate the turbulent waters of the 21st century workplace with robust, research-based tools.

    • Pharmacology
      February 2018

      Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery

      Volume One

      by Author(s): Robert E. Smith

      Total Quality Management (TQM) and systems thinking are being used to improve all aspects of human health. This first book in a two-volume set details how the healthcare community is working with patients and their caregivers to improve healthcare and reduce its costs. Systems-based thinking encourages us to work together to look at the effects of new drugs on entire systems and not just single molecular targets. It also leads us to a better understanding of genetics and epigenetics, as well as the deep ecology of the human body. The healthcare community is developing targeted therapies that stimulate our own bodies to cure ourselves and eliminate the need for animal testing. This book will appeal to specialists, who will find recommendations on safer materials for 3D bioprinting and ways to analyze dietary supplements for toxic contaminants, and physicians, pharmacists and non-professionals, who will learn the important different ways that dietary supplements and prescription drugs are developed, sold and marketed.

    • Pharmacology
      February 2018

      Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery

      Volume Two

      by Author(s): Robert E. Smith

      This second book in a two-volume set tells how the healthcare community is working with patients and their caregivers to help improve health using P4 medicine, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The healthcare community is finding ways to predict one’s susceptibility to diseases, so they can be prevented from occurring, when possible. When diseases do emerge, it is developing personalized therapies and ways for patients to participate in their own healthcare. At the same time, systems thinking dispels many misconceptions, such as ‘natural’ foods and ‘superfoods’. In fact, the only true superfood is mother’s breast milk. Also, dietary antioxidants prevent inflammation by activating our natural antioxidant system (Nrf2). However, environmental toxins can counteract our best efforts. Still, systems thinking encourages us to fix the problem and not the blame. This book will appeal to professionals, non-professionals and patients, who can learn how to improve healthcare and prevent diseases, while reversing the effects of global climate change.

    • Sociology
      January 2015

      Income Justice in Ukraine

      A Factorial Survey Study

      by Author(s): Kseniia Gatskova

      This book presents the results of an empirical study of distributive justice attitudes in the post-Soviet, transforming society of Ukraine. The focus of this study is on the mechanisms of the formation of justice attitudes, which are explained within the methodological framework of analytical sociology.Two perspectives of research were applied in this study – a contextual and a comparative approach – in order to test the hypotheses stemming from a combination of the major statements of human capital, labor market, rational choice, socialization, adaptation, and cognitive dissonance theories, and the analysis of the current political and socio-economic situation in Ukraine. The innovative factorial survey method was applied as a measurement technique for people’s distributive justice attitudes.Bringing together fundamental theoretical statements on the nature of social justice and unique novel data on attitudes to justice, this study contributes to several research areas, including inequality studies and post-communist transformation research.

    • Research methods: general
      September 2018

      An Indonesian Study of Mixed Methods

      An Example of Methodological Triangulation

      by Author(s): Ruhizal Roosli, Muhammad Rusdi, Mohd Sanusi S. Ahamad, Andrew E. Collins

      A mixed methods research study is where the researcher/s combines elements of qualitative and quantitative research approaches by converging different data sources. However, such triangulation of data is not in itself a method in the same way as a quantitative or qualitative approach with a specific paradigm. Triangulation is a plan, structure and investigation strategy deployed to obtain answers to problems identified at an earlier stage, and widely used by researchers due to its capability in cross-checking the validity of findings and its minimal risk of bias. This book focuses on how to combine quantitative with qualitative methods in a real research project. This study evaluates the suitability of land for development in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. It takes into account the risk of disaster and the social implications for settlement in this area. Although, there are a number of publications which discuss general research guidelines and methods, there is a notable lack of books in the social sciences which provide an example of integrating quantitative and qualitative methods in one research project. As such, this book will be useful to students, academicians and practitioners conducting research work.

    • Research methods: general
      February 2014

      Effectiveness of School Leadership and Management Development in Cameroon

      A Guide for Educational Systems, Schools and School Leaders

      by Author(s): Frederick Ebot Ashu

      This book considers a number of key epistemological, ontological and methodological questions exploring the effectiveness of school leadership and management development training programmes for school leaders in a range of settings and for a range of people. Consideration is also given to practical concerns associated with this topic, such as the importance of management and Leadership Development programmes supporting school leaders to become effective leaders supporting school effectiveness. Effectiveness of School Leadership and Management Development in Cameroon addresses key methodological issues including the rationale for adopting a qualitative mixed-methodology research approach with elements of literature and documental analysis; surveys; ethical considerations and challenges with sampling techniques in considering the impact that school leaders in Cameroon have on researchers’ findings; and the production of knowledge. In addressing such topics, it answers important questions about how reliability can be ensured, how rigour can be safeguarded and what impact documental analysis and school leaders’ views have on the validity and interpretation of research findings. This book is the first of its kind to combine practical leadership theories in developing leadership development frameworks reflections with clearly presented recommendations about how the approach can be used. It will be invaluable to academics, practitioners and other agencies wishing to adopt participatory research methods which place school leaders and their schools at the centre of this research. This book is also an essential read for academics and students with an interest in qualitative mixed methodologies on leadership development of school leaders, and will become a key text for school leadership research methods courses, given its concern with practical leadership models as well as more complex leadership development theories.

    • Education
      May 2014

      Emerging Critical Scholarship in Education

      Navigating the Doctoral Journey

      by Editor(s): Jean Rath, Carol Mutch

      The doctoral journey is fraught with stops and starts, crossroads and blind alleys, surprises and epiphanies. All successful doctoral students navigate a pathway through these events to reach their final destination. Navigating the Doctoral Journey explores examples of these routes in ways that both honour individual stories and highlight the broader issues of uniting emergent research practices with doctoral candidates’ individual reflexive projects. All the doctoral candidates included in this book work with critical topics, theories and methods within the field of education; they face particular challenges – and rewards – when pursuing work that will meet institutional and disciplinary expectations of “good” doctoral-level research. For them, the doctoral process is required to culminate in more than the award of a qualification. Their imperative is to demonstrate mastery of the disciplinary norms, whilst simultaneously challenging dominant models and making authentic contributions to the benefit of broader society.Navigating the Doctoral Journey addresses the isolation and challenges of what it means to conduct critical doctoral research within a highly contested domain of knowledge. This is not a simplistic self-help guide to clearly map a proven route to doctoral success, rather the book provides a range of possible answers to the questions of how candidates experience doctoral studies, what is “critical” about each contributor’s research, and how this affects what each person does as he or she researches.

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