Wissenschaftstheorie und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Eine by Martin Kornmeier

By Martin Kornmeier

Wissenschaftstheorie und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten müssen nicht grau und staubtrocken sein! Von bisherigen Publikationen zu diesem Thema unterscheidet sich das vorliegende Buch v.a. darin, dass es die grundlegenden  Fragen der Wissenschaftstheorie auf konkrete und mitunter spannende Weise zugänglich macht. Es erfüllt vollständig die Anforderungen, die im Curriculum zur Erlangung des Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) für die Veranstaltung "Wissenschaftstheorie und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" festgelegt sind.

Der Autor erklärt die wissenschaftstheoretischen Grundpositionen (z.B. kritischer Rationalismus), gewährt einen Einblick in die Funktionsweise des Wissenschaftsbetriebs, erläutert die wissenschaftstheoretischen Grundbegriffe bzw. Konzepte (z.B. Definition, Hypothese) und vermittelt grundlegende Kompetenz in den Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. Studierende, die mit diesem Buch arbeiten, werden in die Lage versetzt, eigenständig wissenschaftlich zu arbeiten. Das Buch wendet sich an Studierende an Berufsakademien, Fachhochschulen und Universitäten.

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Innovative Comparative Methods for Policy Analysis: Beyond by Benoît Rihoux, Heike Grimm (auth.), Benoît Rihoux, Heike

By Benoît Rihoux, Heike Grimm (auth.), Benoît Rihoux, Heike Grimm (eds.)

Innovative Comparative tools for coverage Analysis goals to supply a decisive push to the extra improvement and alertness of leading edge and particular comparative tools for the advance of coverage research. To tackle this problem, this quantity brings jointly methodologists and experts from a large diversity of social clinical disciplines and coverage fields.

The paintings additional develops equipment for systematic comparative circumstances research in a small-N examine layout, with a key emphasis laid on policy-oriented purposes. cutting edge Comparative tools for coverage Analysis is obviously either a social clinical and policy-driven undertaking; at the one hand, the ebook engages on the way to extra increase social medical equipment, yet nonetheless this attempt additionally intends to supply beneficial, utilized instruments for coverage analysts and the ‘policy group’ alike. although relatively numerous tools and methods are touched upon during this quantity, its concentration is especially laid on lately built study methods/techniques which permit researchers to systematically examine a restricted variety of instances; Qualitative Comparative Analysis(QCA) and Fuzzy-Sets (FS).

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Innovation and Technology - Strategies and Policies by Olivério D.D. Soares, A. Martins da Cruz, G. Costa Pereira,

By Olivério D.D. Soares, A. Martins da Cruz, G. Costa Pereira, Isabel M.R.T. Soares, Albino J.P.S. Reis

Innovation and know-how -- options and regulations incorporates a choice of notable contributions through global specialists on how a tradition of innovation is ready to produce a reaction to speedy international adjustments affecting society. The publication describes significant evolutionary instructions and foreseen tendencies in: atmosphere as opposed to undefined; expertise breakthroughs; power making plans; schooling and learn; intangible funding specifications; new wellbeing and fitness applied sciences; and economics and administration of leading edge activities at strategic, organisational and technological degrees. the particular percolation of the leading edge procedure in the course of the a number of elements of society is gifted relating to the most demanding situations dealing with us within the twenty first Century. The e-book is addressed to all these curious about innovation in dynamic phrases as an inventive reaction to the continuing alterations in society integrating sciences, applied sciences, humanities, life-long schooling and coaching, and different disciplines.

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Nanotechnology commercialization by Takuya Tsuzuki

By Takuya Tsuzuki

In phrases of commercialization, nanomaterials occupy a special position in nanotechnology. Engineered nanomaterials, specifically nanoparticulate fabrics, are the best region in nanotechnology commercialization. moreover, the nanomaterial zone has attracted even more heated debate than the other nanotechnology quarter in regards to safeguard, rules, standardization, and ethics. this can be the 1st e-book on nanotechnology commercialization that bargains solely with nanomaterials. It offers overviews of the present traits in, and the problems linked to, the commercialization of nanomaterials via a few of the most advantageous nanotechnology specialists of their fields.

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Performance Improvement: Making it Happen, Second Edition by Darryl D. Enos

By Darryl D. Enos

Whereas agencies fluctuate from one another, also they are alike in lots of methods. whether they're huge or small, not-for-profit or revenue pushed, those agencies often face comparable demanding situations, difficulties, and possibilities relating functionality.

Based at the reviews of over three hundred enterprises, functionality development: Making it ensue, moment version info a good step by step method towards bettering organizational functionality. It combines state of the art wisdom and methods in organizational improvement with many genuine situations and stories. The publication is geared up into 3 components which are distinctive at gaining the main from organizational functionality: Getting It all started, Taking motion, and Making It everlasting.

This moment version positive factors real-world examples facing concerns consultant of these present in quite a few industries and the innovations and strategies of development used. the ultimate half presents readers with a plan for integrating a few of the functionality development interventions and courses formerly mentioned into an total procedure for making advancements winning and non-stop. This ultimate part additionally good points 3 very assorted corporations that experience used the various functionality development courses mentioned within the e-book. Their measured development in functionality is highlighted.

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Consumption and Well-Being in the Material World by Miriam Tatzel

By Miriam Tatzel

This quantity addresses how we will locate happiness and wellbeing and fitness within the fabric global. It builds on earlier works that locate that materialism is linked to diminished overall healthiness (materialists are much less chuffed) and that consumerism, in all its large quantity, is damaging to environmental health and wellbeing. How will we use the cash and possessions in our lives within the carrier of well-being?  it seems that now not by way of being materialistic. will we enjoy the many wonders of -- in know-how, comfort and aesthetics -- with out falling prey to the lures and hazards of over the top fabric preoccupation? will we meet our fabric wishes in ways in which nourish progress and future health? The authors of the chapters during this quantity are on-going researchers into such questions. Herein you could find out about the hedonic merits of thrift and of spending on reports; how possessions should be necessary; how kinds of shoppers spend funds; cultural diversifications in conceptions of the "good life;" how we would reconcile environmental and buyer future health; and the way to degree the total of human, fiscal, and environmental future health. Taken all jointly, this assortment unearths grounds for compatibility among what is strong for the patron and what is reliable for the environment.


This quantity appeals to teachers, execs, scholars and others drawn to materialism and buyer well-being.

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Debating Organization:Point-Counterpoint in Organization by Robert Westwood, Stewart Clegg

By Robert Westwood, Stewart Clegg

This quantity introduces readers to the significant debates of association experiences via a chain of 'point' and 'counterpoint' debates by means of significant figures within the box. Introduces readers to the important tensions and debates of association stories. Celebrates the efficient heterogeneity of the sphere via putting competing views facet through part. comprises contributions from significant figures within the box. based in an cutting edge 'point' and 'counterpoint' structure.

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Collateralized Debt Obligations: A Moment Matching Pricing by Enrico Marcantoni

By Enrico Marcantoni

The writer makes a speciality of a mode to cost Collateralized Debt responsibilities (CDO) tranches. the unique technique is built through Castagna, Mercurio and Mosconi in 2012. The Thesis presents an extension of the unique paintings through generalizing the Gaussian dependence by way of Copula features. particularly the version is rewritten for the explicit case of the Clayton copula. the strategy is utilized to cost the tranches of a CDX. via evaluating the tranches costs, it really is attainable to note that the Clayton process results in smaller fairness and mezzanine tranches. The senior and great senior tranches degrees are better while the dependence is modeled via a Clayton copula.

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Balanced Scorecard im Produktionssystemcontrolling: by Sabine Schlag, Bodo Runzheimer

By Sabine Schlag, Bodo Runzheimer

Unternehmens mit den treibenden Faktoren zukünftiger Leistungen strategie- und visionsorientiert verknüpft und in shape von Kennzahlen operationalisiert werden. Das Prinzip der Strategieformulierung und -implementierung lässt sich so über alle Hierarchieebenen hinweg anwenden.

Sabine Schlag und Bodo Runzheimer stellen den Einsatz dieses strategischen Managementinstruments im operativen Anwendungsbereich dar. Ausgehend von der Strategie der DaimlerChrysler AG beschreiben die Autoren die Vorgehensweise zur konzeptionellen Ableitung und Gestaltung einer Balanced Scorecard für das DaimlerChrysler Produktionssystemcontrolling. Zahlreiche Grafiken und Beispiele demonstrieren die praktische Umsetzung.

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