Co-written by an HR lecturer and an HR practitioner, this introductory textbook provides academic and practical insights which convey the reality of human resource management. The range of real life cases and learning features enables students to quickly understand the issues in practice as well as theory, and brings the subject to life.
Published by Oxford University Press on 02/09/2012
Book details: 400 pages.
Over the past three decades, translation has evolved from a profession practiced largely by individuals to a cottage industry model and finally to a formally recognized industrial sector that is project-based, heavily outsourced and that encompasses a wide range of services in addition to translation. As projects have grown in size, scope and complexity, and as project teams have become increasingly distributed across geographies, time zones, languages and cultures, formalized project management has emerged as both a business requirement and a critical success factor for language service providers. In recognition of these developments, this volume examines the application of project management concepts, tools and techniques to translation and localization projects. The contributors are seasoned practitioners and scholars who offer insights into the central role of project management in the language industry today and discuss best-practice approaches to the adaptation of generic project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques for translation and localization projects.
Published by John Benjamins Publishing on 07/15/2019
Book details: 424 pages.
Most companies today have innovation envy. They yearn to come up with a game—changing innovation like Apple's iPod, or create an entirely new category like Facebook. Many make genuine efforts to be innovative—they spend on R&D, bring in creative designers, hire innovation consultants. But they get disappointing results. Why? In The Design of Business, Roger Martin offers a compelling and provocative answer: we rely far too exclusively on analytical thinking, which merely refines current knowledge, producing small improvements to the status quo. To innovate and win, companies need design thinking. This form of thinking is rooted in how knowledge advances from one stage to another—from mystery (something we can't explain) to heuristic (a rule of thumb that guides us toward solution) to algorithm (a predictable formula for producing an answer) to code (when the formula becomes so predictable it can be fully automated). As knowledge advances across the stages, productivity grows and costs drop-creating massive value for companies. Martin shows how leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Cirque du Soleil, RIM, and others use design thinking to push knowledge through the stages in ways that produce breakthrough innovations and competitive advantage. Filled with deep insights and fresh perspectives, The Design of Business reveals the true foundation of successful, profitable innovation.
Published by Harvard Business Press on 10/26/2009
Book details: 208 pages.
Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from thestart Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides acomprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devisea reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for constructionprojects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains newinformation on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationshipto project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage ofthe latest developments in the field. Written by a careerconstruction professional, this informative text introducesstudents to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author'sown Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary andacronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numeroussolved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge andapply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. Acomplete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems inthe book, test questions for each chapter, and additional examquestions for more comprehensive testing. The entire success of a construction process hinges on anefficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly definedwhile allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helpsstudents learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to makeprojects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities ofthis complex function. Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edgemethods Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of projectcontrol Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and leanconstruction Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements andequipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring adeep understanding of the process. For the student interested inconstruction management, Construction Project Scheduling andControl is an informative text on the field's current bestpractices.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 03/04/2015
Book details: 528 pages.
Proceedings of the 2nd European Simulation Congress, Sept. 9-12, 1986, The Park Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium
This Proceedings volume deals with the uses and problems of simulation in a wide variety of fields and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. The 130 internationally contributed papers cover the methodologies and algorithms of simulation techniques and simulation tools --- including both hardware and software. The simulation of well-defined systems is covered, as is the simulation of ill-defined systems. In addition to the more advanced methodologies and new mathematical concepts discussed here emphasis is given to the advanced information processing techniques. Advanced information processing encompasses the nonconventional data processing (multiprocessor and pipelining techniques) the automation of data acquisition (information base management systems), as well as the automation of the reasoning process and the knowledge acquisition (knowledge based systems). Such techniques will allow research workers to concentrate on the disciplinary aspects of the implemented problem, rather than on computer implementation and programming aspects.
Published by VSP on 01/01/1986
Book details: 807 pages.
The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.
Published by Routledge on 01/11/2013
Book details: 414 pages.
Sixteen essays by educators describe how they have used the National Science Education Standards to plan content, improve their teaching success, and better assess student progress.
Published by NSTA Press on 07/15/2019
Book details: 191 pages.
A critic of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 presents arguments against the film's views on the Bush administration, the September 11 attacks, and the Iraq war.
Published by iUniverse on 12/01/2004
Book details: 172 pages.
Tacoma, Washington, tsunami hazard mapping project modeling tsunami inundation from Tacoma and Seattle fault earthquakes
Published by DIANE Publishing on 07/15/2019
Book details: 23 pages.
In this study James McConnell addresses the concept of authoritative testimony in Luke-Acts. Specifically, he argues that particular elements in the narrative of Luke-Acts can be understood as instances of the topos of divine testimony through utterances and deeds, considered in some ancient rhetorical handbooks to be the most authoritative form of testimony when seeking to persuade an audience. McConnell claims the gods' testimony was used in ancient law courts and political speeches to persuade a judge of a defendant's guilt or innocence, and in attempts in public forums to convince others of a particular course of action. Similarly, the topos is used in ancient narratives and biographies to legitimate certain characters and discredit others. The instances of the topos of God's speech (both oral and through OT citations) and deeds in Luke-Acts are functioning in the same way.
Published by Wipf and Stock Publishers on 07/21/2014
Book details: 334 pages.