Author: Virginia Steel,C. Brigid Welch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560247388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Librarians and library administrators must plan for the future of information services and delivery now if they wish to survive as vital organizations in the coming years and influence the direction in which libraries will head. The Future of Information Services focuses on the long-range outlook for libraries and includes discussions of implications the future has for organizational structures and services. The contributing authors share their thoughts on many of the issues that need to be resolved in order for libraries to flourish in the twenty-first century, providing needed guidance for readers struggling with the myriad changes taking place in the information world today. The ideas and strategies in this book provide readers with a strong background to help enable them to lead their profession successfully into the future. The Future of Information Services discusses organizational development and administration, reviews major functions and departments included in most academic and public libraries to see what significant differences there may be in the library of the future, and explores partnerships in the information future. Specific topics addressed in the volume include: leadership requirements for the future of information services building a community electronic information infrastructure organization and role of library systems staff in relation to public service staff international and foreign information services in the expanding global community library and information studies education for the twenty-first century practitioner a future for special collections future directions for the U.S. government documents program fee-based services information professionals'relationships with vendors Librarians are in a unique position to provide leadership as society works toward the information future. Successful leadership during current, seemingly chaotic times requires a high degree of creativity, risk taking, and innovation, along with a clear understanding and articulation of professional values and vision. The Future of Information Services helps readers see into the future and clarify goals toward which to work to enable them and their successors to provide effective information services for years to come.
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Systematische Markenentwicklung im B2B

Author: Thomas Gey

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658057653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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Dieses Buch zeigt anhand eines Best-Practice-Beispiels auf, wie eine Marke mit Dienstleistungspartnern systematisch entwickelt und mit entsprechenden Marketingaktivitäten konsequent weitergeführt wird. Von der strategischen Entwicklung bis hin zur Verdeutlichung der Markennutzen im Verkaufsgespräch werden wesentliche Handlungsschritte aufgezeigt, die eine entscheidende Wirkung auf die Markenwahrnehmung haben. Das Buch richtet sich vorwiegend an Führungskräfte im B2B-Bereich, die einen Brandingprozess zu verantworten haben.
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Zum Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Zukunft in der Geschichte

Author: Christoph Kampmann,Angela Marciniak,Wencke Meteling

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845286733

Category: History

Page: 422

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Der Band verknüpft zwei Forschungsfelder, die seit einiger Zeit große Aufmerksamkeit in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften finden: Sicherheit und Zukunft. Epochenübergreifend zeigt er, wie Vorstellungen von Sicherheit und Zukunft zusammenhingen und politische Dynamik entfalteten. Denn Sicherheits- und Zukunftsentwürfe betrafen immer auch Fragen der Macht. Die geschichts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Fallstudien reichen von religiösen Endzeitdiagnosen und präventivem Zukunftsmanagement in der Frühneuzeit bis zu Bemühungen um eine gemeinsame Sicherheit im internationalen Völkerrecht, von Sicherheit vor Seuchen bis zu Diagnosen eines nuklearen Weltuntergangs im Kalten Krieg, vom Sicherheitsdilemma staatlicher Überwachungspraktiken in einem liberalen Staatswesen bis zu Diskursen über Nachhaltigkeit und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. Mit Beiträgen von Tobias Bruns, Larry Frohman, Steffen Henne, Christoph Kampmann, Achim Landwehr, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling, Elke Seefried, Marie-Christin Stenzel, Malte Thießen, Sascha Weber, Anna Veronika Wendland, Christian Wenzel, Andrea Wiegeshoff, Hannes Ziegler
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The Exploration of the Future

Author: Edward Cornish

Publisher: World Future Society

ISBN: 9780930242572

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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From Fat to Famine, How to Solve the World's Food Crises

Author: Andrew Heintzman,Evan Solomon

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887847448

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 2700

Outlines practical solutions to global food supply problems in the twenty-first century, suggesting relevant ways to address key issues related to food safety, conservation, global trade, and more. Original.
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Author: Marilyn Moon

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 9780877666530

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 2757

Medicare has become a major political battleground at the federal level because of the deteriorating financial condition of the Medicare Trust Funds and the continuing growth of Medicare as a share of the federal budget. This book offers a look at the workings of this complicated program and assesses a broad range of options for change. It will contribute to the debate that is likely to be waged on this issue at least through the turn of the century.
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Author: Peter Ferdinand Drucker,Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750609095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 1077

This wide-ranging, future-oriented book is sure to number among the most important and influential business books of the decade. Drucker writes with penetrating insight about the critical issues facing managers in the 1990s: the world economic order; people at work; new trends in management and the governance of organizations. Wide-ranging, future-oriented book Written by one of the world's leading management gurus
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Author: Paul Stein

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823934102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes biomes of the world, and explains how changes in global climate can affect the different plants and animals that live there.
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Author: Theodore John Rivers

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761856544

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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In The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future, Theodore John Rivers explores the relationship between technology and religion. Rivers ultimately suggests that the growing presence of technology makes it a likely candidate for the next religious form, competing with all the major religions in place today.
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Author: Jonathan Sacks

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865545502

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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Faith in the Future addresses some of the major themes of our time: the fragmentation of our common culture, the breakdown of family and community life, the lack of moral direction, and the waning of religious belief. How, Sacks asks, can we construct a humane social order that honors human dignity and difference, one in which we can be both true to ourselves and a blessing to others? In the confusing state of postindustrial societies in the post-Cold War situation, can we give those who come after us a coherent map of hope? In treating such questions, Faith in the Future is structured in four parts. In the first, "The Moral Covenant, " Sacks touches on the broadest of issues: morality, the family, and the importance of communities in the life of society. In the second, "Living Together, " he asks how we can co-exist while remaining faithful to our distinctive identities and traditions. In the third, "Jewish Ethics and Spirituality, " he sketches some of Judaism's leading themes. "There is such a thing, " says, as an ecology of hope, and it lies in restoring to our culture a sense of family, community, and religious faith.
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The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195344553

Category: History

Page: 146

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& Quot;This is an exceedingly long short book, stretching at least fifty thousand years into the past and who knows how many into the future." So begins Visions of the Future, the prophetic new book by eminent economist Robert Heilbroner. Heilbroner's basic premise is stunning in its elegant simplicity. He contends that throughout all of human history, despite the huge gulf in social organization, technological development, and cultural achievement that divides us from the earliest known traces of homo sapiens, there have really only been three distinct ways of looking at the future. Durin.
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Author: Ingrid Göpfert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658122560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 499

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Mit der in diesem Buch vorgestellten Methodik zur Zukunftsforschung in der Logistik werden Unternehmen in die Lage versetzt, selbstständig Logistikvisionen zu erarbeiten und diese im strategischen und operativen Bereich umzusetzen.
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Author: Albert H. Teich

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534604264

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

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Examining how technology shapes society while itself being shaped by social trends, this text presents a balanced view, including critics of technology as well as technological enthusiasts.
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Author: Alec Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476753679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9239

The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds. In The Industries of the Future, Ross provides a “lucid and informed guide” (Financial Times) to the changes coming in the next ten years. He examines the fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics and artificial intelligence, cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the impact of digital technology on money and markets. In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley with their own innovation hotspots? And what can today’s parents do to prepare their children for tomorrow? Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to show how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live. Sharing insights from global leaders—from the founders of Google and Twitter to defense experts like David Petraeus—Ross reveals the technologies and industries that will drive the next stage of globalization. The Industries of the Future is “a riveting and mind-bending book” (New York Journal of Books), a “must read” (Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America) regardless of “whether you follow these fields closely or you still think of Honda as a car rather than a robotics company” (Forbes).
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Historical Perspectives

Author: Dermot A. Lane

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809141142

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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Here is a collection of vibrant essays, from a conference at St. Michael's College in Vermont, that reflects on the past, present, and future of Catholic theology. Contributors include the leading names in scripture and moral and systematic theology: -- Dermot Lane on the foundational roles of anthropology, imagination and memory in the performance of Christian theology. -- Alice Laffey on the past and present developments in biblical scholarship. -- Raymond Collins on the ecumenical progress over the last forty years in the study of the New Testament. -- Michael J. Fahey on trends in systematic theology since 1965. -- Philip S. Keane on the accomplishments and challenges facing moral theology. -- Kevin Irwin on the Christocentric character of liturgical and sacramental theology.
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An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435533

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance. It addresses questions such as why prediction is possible in some areas and not others; what sorts of methods and resources make successful prediction possible; and what obstacles limit the predictive venture. Nicholas Rescher develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems. Predicting the Future considers the anthropological and historical background of the predictive enterprise. It also examines the conceptual, epistemic, and ontological principles that set the stage for predictive efforts. In short, Rescher explores the basic features of the predictive situation and considers their broader implications in science, in philosophy, and in the management of our daily affairs.
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Author: W. Warren Wagar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226869032

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen leaves an account of the world from the 1990s to the opening of the 23rd century as a gift to his granddaughter. A combination of fiction and scholarship, this third edition of Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of this historian's family into the first centuries of the new millennium.
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Author: Peter Hayes,Jean El Gammal

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418895

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 1066

Globalisierung, Evaluation, Exzellenz: Angesichts der großen Umwälzungen, vor denen die Universitätslandschaften international stehen, widmet sich das Jahrbuch des Frankreichzentrums 2011 den universitären Strukturen in Deutschland, Frankreich und den USA. Historische und zeitgenössische gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen für die Universitäten werden anhand von Fallstudien beleuchtet und gegenwärtigen Diskursen gegenübergestellt. Dabei wird der Bogen geschlagen vom mittelalterlichen Erbe und der geschichtlichen Entwicklung der heutigen Universitätssysteme über die Veränderung studentischer Lebensstile und die Rolle der Universitäten für die Elitenbildung bis hin zu Reformen, Evaluationen und Rankings aus US-amerikanischer und europäischer Sicht.
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