Imperialism's New Communities in East Asia, 1842-1953
Author: Robert Bickers,Christian Henriot
Publisher: Manchester University Press
"This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history and anthropology of imperialism, colonialism's culture, and East Asian history."--Jacket.
Author: Henry William Chesbrough,Wim Vanhaverbeke,Joel West
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Companies have to innovate to stay competitive, and they have to collaborate with other organizations to innovate effectively. Although the benefits of "open innovation" have been described in detail before, underlying mechanisms how companies can be successful open innovators have not beunderstood well. A growing community of innovation management researchers started to develop different frameworks to understand open innovation in a more systematic way. This book provides a thorough examination of research conducted to date on open innovation, as well as a comprehensive overview of what will be the most important, most promising and most relevant research topics in this area during the next decade. "Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm" (OUP2006) was the first initiative to bring open innovation closer to the academic community. Open innovation research has since then been growing in an exponential way and research has evolved in different and unexpected directions. As the research field is growing, it becomes increasingly difficultfor young (and even experienced scholars) to keep an overview of the most important trends in open innovation research, of the research topics that are most promising for the coming years, and of the most interesting management challenges that are emerging in organizations practicing openinnovation. In the spirit of an open approach to innovation, the editors have engaged other scholars and practitioners to contribute some of their interesting insights in this book.
Author: Paul J du Plessis
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i
Author: Panos M. Pardalos,Viktor Filippovich Korotkikh,Victor Korotkikh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
At the beginning of the new millennium, optimization is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension. It is evolving in response to challenges and opportunities from industry. From a largely dominant focus on specific problems, optimization is rapidly expanding to provide all the ingredients for a surge of a much broader development of technological, business and financial innovations. The chapters in the book give information about the latest advances of optimization in telecommunications, supply chain management, auto manufacturing, aerospace engineering, power industry, air traffic management, complexity and others. The book provides a unique opportunity for researchers in optimization and leaders of industry to understand the significance of the changes by presenting the field's accomplishments, new developments and future directions. Audience: The book is written at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students as well as research workers and practitioners in computer science, information technology, mathematics, management science and business. The book is quite suitable as a reference or as supplementary reading material for an advanced graduate course.
Hollywood Films in the 1960s
Author: Rick Worland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Searching For New Frontiers offers film students and general readers a survey of popular movies of the 1960s. The author explores the most important modes of filmmaking in times that were at once hopeful, exhilarating, and daunting. The text combines discussion of American social and political history and Hollywood industry changes with analysis of some of the era’s most expressive movies. The book covers significant genres and evolving thematic trends, highlighting a variety of movies that confronted the era’s major social issues. It notes the stylistic confluence and exchanges between three forms: the traditional studio movie based on the combination of stars and genres, low-budget exploitation movies, and the international art cinema. As the author reveals, this complex period of American filmmaking was neither random nor the product of unique talents working in a vacuum. The filmmakers met head-on with an evolving American social conscience to create a Hollywood cinema of an era defined by events such as the Vietnam War, the rise of the civil rights movement, and the moon landing.
Author: Carsten Nieder,Johannes Langendijk
This book, now in its second edition, provides a comprehensive overview of current re-irradiation strategies, with detailed discussion of re-irradiation methods, technical aspects, the role of combined therapy with anticancer drugs and hyperthermia, and normal tissue tolerance. In addition, disease specific chapters document recent clinical results and future research directions. All chapters from the first edition have been revised and updated to take account of the latest developments and research findings, including those from prospective studies. Due attention is paid to the exciting developments in the fields of proton irradiation and frameless image-guided ablative radiotherapy. The book documents fully how refined combined modality approaches and significant technical advances in radiation treatment planning and delivery have facilitated the re-irradiation of previously exposed volumes, allowing both palliative and curative approaches to be pursued at various disease sites. Professionals involved in radiation treatment planning and multimodal oncology treatment will find it to be an invaluable aid in understanding the benefits and limitations of re-irradiation and in designing prospective trials.
The Body As the Shadow of the Soul: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author: Craig Hassed
In an era dominated by materialism and scientific research, Dr Craig Hassed brings ""New Frontiers in Medicine"" through which he professes that it is the combined energy of mind, soul and body that keeps the person balanced and strong. Through his multifarious experiences, Dr Hassed has come to recognize the importance of integrating these three forces. For this purpose, he recommends meditation, counseling and mind-body medicine and rejects the conventional dogma of medicine.
Author: Lance D. Chambers
Publisher: CRC Press
The mathematics employed by genetic algorithms (GAs)are among the most exciting discoveries of the last few decades. But what exactly is a genetic algorithm? A genetic algorithm is a problem-solving method that uses genetics as its model of problem solving. It applies the rules of reproduction, gene crossover, and mutation to pseudo-organisms so those "organisms" can pass beneficial and survival-enhancing traits to new generations. GAs are useful in the selection of parameters to optimize a system's performance. A second potential use lies in testing and fitting quantitative models. Unlike any other book available, this interesting new text/reference takes you from the construction of a simple GA to advanced implementations. As you come to understand GAs and their processes, you will begin to understand the power of the genetic-based problem-solving paradigms that lie behind them.
New Frontiers in International Relations
Author: Hamid Mowlana
The new edition of this major work offers a comprehensive analysis of international communication systems and the global flow of information. Hamid Mowlana places the analysis of global mass media and other forms of communication within a critical overview of international and intercultural relations. Extensively rewritten and revised, Global Information and World Communication deals with the phenomenon of global information flow in all contexts - political, economic, cultural, technological, legal and professional. Mowlana illustrates how different communication strategies and systems have contributed to the creation of powerful interests and have altered the global scene. He takes into account recent events and sho
Author: Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years. Should science and technology be treated as separate entities? What impact has globalization had on science and technology? Can science be clearly distinguished from other forms of knowledge? Does the politicization of science really matter? Is there a role for the social regulation of scientific inquiry? Should we be worried about research fraud? These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board. New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.
New Frontiers of Science
Author: Heinz-Otto Peitgen,Hartmut Jürgens,Dietmar Saupe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
For almost ten years chaos and fractals have been enveloping many areas of mathematics and the natural sciences in their power, creativity and expanse. Reaching far beyond the traditional bounds of mathematics and science to the realms of popular culture, they have captured the attention and enthusiasm of a worldwide audience. The fourteen chapters of the book cover the central ideas and concepts, as well as many related topics including, the Mandelbrot Set, Julia Sets, Cellular Automata, L-Systems, Percolation and Strange Attractors, and each closes with the computer code for a central experiment. In the two appendices, Yuval Fisher discusses the details and ideas of fractal image compression, while Carl J.G. Evertsz and Benoit Mandelbrot introduce the foundations and implications of multifractals.
Author: Peter Aggleton,Paul Boyce,Henrietta Moore,Richard Parker
Category: Social Science
Over the course of the past thirty years, there has been an explosion of work on sexuality, both conceptually and methodologically. From a relatively limited, specialist field, the study of sexuality has expanded across a wide range of social sciences. Yet as the field has grown, it has become apparent that a number of leading edge critical issues remain. This theory-building book explores some of the areas in which there is major and continuing debate, for example, about the relationship between sexuality and gender; about the nature and status of heterosexuality; about hetero- and homo-normativity; about the influence and intersection of class, race, age and other factors in sexual trajectories, identities and lifestyles; and about how best to understand the new forms of sexuality that are emerging in both rich world and developing world contexts. With contributions from leading and new scholars and activists from across the globe, this book highlights tensions or ‘flash-points’ in contemporary debate, and offers some innovative ways forward in terms of thinking about sexuality – both theoretically and with respect to policy and programme development. An extended essay by Henrietta Moore introduces the volume, and an afterword by Jeffrey Weeks offers pointers for the future. The contributors bring together a range of experiences and a variety of disciplinary perspectives in engaging with three key themes of sexual subjectivity and global transformations, sexualities in practice, and advancing new thinking on sexuality in policy and programmatic contexts. It is of interest to students, researchers and activists in sexuality, sexual health and gender studies, especially those working from public health, sociological and anthropological perspectives.
Author: Roger A. Dixon,Lars Bäckman,Denise C. Park,Professor of Psychology at University of Gothenburg Director of Psychology Section Department of Neuroscience and Geriatric Medicine Lars Backman,Lars-Göran Nilsson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
This volume brings together leading experts from a range of fields studying cognitive aging, including neuroscience pharmacology, health, genetics, sensory biology and epidemiology. Unlike other books in this area, this book is more about 'new frontiers' than past research and accomplishments.
Author: Carl Gustav Johannsen,Leif Kajberg
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pulls together research results from Scandinavian public library researchers on current public library issues, including how public libraries are facing and dealing with the various professional challenges of modern society. Contributors tackle topics as wide ranging as the challenges of serving a multi-cultural society, new library media and services, internet services and new trends in library management. This collection of articles also includes library history works focusing on the relationship between public library ideas and practices in the USA and the Scandinavian countries.
Emerging Needs and Tailored Products for Untapped Markets
Author: Luisa Anderloni,Maria Debora Braga,Emanuele Maria Carluccio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
The book is devoted to a subject which deserves growing attention from policy makers, financial operators and academics. It is the issue of unbanking or underbanking in developed countries. With respect to this, the goal of the authors has been to devote more efforts to understanding the problem of financial exclusion in order to offer to low-moderate-income people new opportunities of accessing financial services (banking, credit and investment services).
New Frontiers in Theory and Practice
Author: Dave Mearns,Brian Thorne,Elke Lambers,Margaret Warner
`At the risk of being directive, I would say you should buy this book. It contains some of the most stimulating and refreshing ideas to have emerged in the person-centred literature since On Becoming a Person '- Person Centred Practice Person-Centred Therapy Today makes a timely and significant contribution to the development of one of the most popular and widely-used therapeutic approaches. `This is a book that is rooted in the origins of person-centred therapy but stands at the cutting edge of new ideas developing in this tradition. It will reinvigorate those of us already immersed in this tradition. It should convince newcomers of the vitality and potential of this approach to thera