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Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology

Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology

By: Rocci Luppicini

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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Our social, educational, professional, and political ethics play a significant role in every aspect of our life. As technology continues to influence our society, these principles needs to be valued. Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice highlights the innovations and developments in the ethical features of technology in society. This comprehensive collection brings together research in the areas of computer, engineering, and biotechnical ethics. These theoretical studies and innovative methodologies are essential for researchers, practitioners...

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Information Systems and Modern Society

Information Systems and Modern Society

By: John Wang

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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The emergence of the digital age has transformed the way society communicates as well as disseminates information. Information Systems and Modern Society: Social Change and Global Development is a comprehensive collection of research on the emergence of information technology and its effect on society. By providing a forum for practitioners and researchers, this book aims to bring to light the advancements made throughout social changes and the application of information systems. This research provides recent techniques useful for policy makers, practitioners and students....

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Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services

By: Maria Cruz-Cunha; Isabel Miranda; Patricia Gonçalves

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

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In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services; beneficial to researchers,...

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Consumption Culture in Europe

Consumption Culture in Europe

By: Carmen Santos; Stéphane Ganassali; Francesco Casarin; Pirjo Laaksonen; Hans-Ruediger Kaufmann

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2013

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Although studies indicate the assumption of one single European market, other research emphasizes European countries have distinct market identities. Meanwhile, as individual countries begin to have a more widespread understanding of culture, global culture still remains unshared between countries. Consumption Culture in Europe: Insight into the Beverage Industry brings the most relevant theories about culture and European market segmentation as well as providing updated data for the evaluation and analyses of the European consumption patterns in the beverage market. This comprehensive...

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Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services

Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services

By: Vincenzo Gulla; Angelo Mori; Francesco Gabbrielli; Pietro Lanzafame

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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Innovations in providing vital health care in homes and remote areas could ultimately change the way society views the health care markets and services in the future. Telehealth systems promise innovations that can extend a hospital’s knowledge and resources, connecting with patients who may not be able to otherwise receive services. Telehealth Network for Hospital Services: New Methodologies carefully focuses on and describes different networks that link hospitals and their services to patients outside their territory. This reference work not only focuses on the technology that is integral...

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Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

By: Charlie Karlsson; Börje Johansson; Roger Stough

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

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In recent years, policy makers have given much credence to the role of entrepreneurship in the transformation of regions. As a result, a new set of policy responses have emerged that focus on the support of new venture creation, small business growth and idea generation and commercialization. While there is a wealth of research about entrepreneurship in general, less attention has been given to the development of new tools and programs in support of entrepreneurial activities, and to the ways in which the emergence, the character and the types of entrepreneurship policies might differ...

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Using Social Media for Global Security

Using Social Media for Global Security

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 12-JUL-2013

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Essential reading for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, policy experts, decision-makers, activists, and law enforcement! During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the power of social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely book shows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activists how to use the social world to improve security locally, nationally, and globally--and cost-effectively. Authored by two technology/behavior/security professionals, Using Social Media for Global Security offers pages of instruction and detail on cutting-edge...

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Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity

Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity

By: Ian R Swingland

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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For decades conservation has been based on the donor-driven principle. It hasn't worked. For centuries, environmental pollution or degradation has been addressed by the same attitude: the 'Polluter Pays' principle. That hasn't worked either. The cycle has to stop. But while everyone talks about using a market-driven approach, few know how to do it. Faced with the situation on the ground what do you do? What is happening? How can you engage a system so that it is self-sustaining and the people self-motivated? This study explores how the growing market in carbon can help to conserve...

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Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 4 Volume Set

Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 4 Volume Set

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 12-APR-2010

Insert Date: 07-JUL-2013

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The Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security is an essential and timely collection of resources designed to support the effective communication of homeland security research across all disciplines and institutional boundaries. Truly a unique work this 4 volume set focuses on the science behind safety, security, and recovery from both man-made and natural disasters has a broad scope and international focus. The Handbook: Educates researchers in the critical needs of the homeland security and intelligence communities and the potential contributions of their own...

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Economic Organization, Capabilities and Coordination

Economic Organization, Capabilities and Coordination

By: Nicolai Foss; Brian Loasby

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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The work of G.B. Richardson has given insights into key issues and debates such as markets versus hierarchies, price stability, the economics of information and the concept of competition based upon differentiated firms. This collection encourages further development of Richardson's themes. It will make excellent reading for students looking at the capability or competence approach to the firm, and for all those wishing to familiarise themselves with the work of this important economist. ...

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The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations

The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations

By: Michael R. Greenberg

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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This book is about a subject that Michael Greenberg has worked on and lived with for almost forty years. He was brought up in the south Bronx at a time when his neighborhood suffered from terrible air and noise pollution, and domestic waste went untreated into the Hudson River. For him, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was a blessing. It included an ethical position about the environment, and the law required some level of accountability in the form of an environmental impact statement, or EIS. After forty years of thinking about and working with NEPA and the EIS...

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Technological Change and the Environment

Technological Change and the Environment

By: Arnulf Arnulf Grübler

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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Much is written in the popular literature about the current pace of technological change. But do we have enough scientific knowledge about the sources and management of innovation to properly inform policymaking in technology dependent domains such as energy and the environment? While it is agreed that technological change does not 'fall from heaven like autumn leaves,' the theory, data, and models are deficient. The specific mechanisms that govern the rate and direction of inventive activity, the drivers and scope for incremental improvements that occur during technology diffusion, and the...

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Global Warming and Social Innovation

Global Warming and Social Innovation

By: Andre Faaij; David Jager; Marcel Kok

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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Societies need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 per cent in order to counter the risks of climate change. This study envisions a climate neutral society - one where the output of polluting gases is minimised by social innovations set up in households, by local authorities, through developments in information and communications technologies and dematerialization, and through the shift towards product service systems and emissions trading. The work discusses the possibilities for steering and orchestrating this long-term transition towards a climate-friendly society, mapping paths...

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Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data

Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2013

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Residents in Boston, Massachusetts are automatically reporting potholes and road hazards via their smartphones. Progressive Insurance tracks real-time customer driving patterns and uses that information to offer rates truly commensurate with individual safety. Google accurately predicts local flu outbreaks based upon thousands of user search queries. Amazon provides remarkably insightful, relevant, and timely product recommendations to its hundreds of millions of customers. Quantcast lets companies target precise audiences and key demographics throughout the Web. NASA runs contests via...

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In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade

In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade

By: Damien Ma; William Adams

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 30-AUG-2013

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Nearly everything you know about China is wrong! Yes, within a decade, China will have the world’s largest economy. But that is the least important thing to know about China. In this enlightening book, two of the world’s leading China experts turn the conventional wisdom on its head, showing why China’s economic growth will constrain rather than empower it. Pioneering political analyst Damien Ma and global economist Bill Adams reveal why, having 35 years of ferocious economic growth, China’s future will be shaped by the same fundamental reality that has shaped it for millennia: scarcity. Ma...

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The Business Solution to Poverty

The Business Solution to Poverty

By: Paul Polak; Mal Warwick

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 09-SEP-2013

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The nearly three billion people living on $2 a day are not just the world’s greatest challenge—they represent an extraordinary market opportunity. The key is what Paul Polak and Mal Warwick call Zero-Based Design: starting from scratch to create innovative products and services tailored for the very poor, armed with a thorough understanding of what they really want and need and driven by what Polak and Warwick call “the ruthless pursuit of affordability.” Polak has been doing this work for years, and Warwick has extensive experience in both business and philanthropy. Together, they show how...

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Labour Migration, Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations

Labour Migration, Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations

By: Ato Quayson; Antonela Arhin

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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Although much literature on human trafficking focuses on sex trafficking, a great deal of human trafficking results from migrant workers, compelled - by economic deprivation in their home countries - to seek better life opportunities abroad, especially in agriculture, construction and domestic work. Such labour migration is sometimes legal and well managed, but sometimes not so – with migrant workers frequently threatened or coerced into entering debt bondage arrangements and ending up working in forced labour situations producing goods for illicit markets. This book fills a substantial...

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The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World

The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World

By: Colin C. Williams; John Round; Peter Rodgers

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book’s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance to everyday life. Formal work is both a facilitator of such processes and is often supported by them, as people can only afford to undertake low paid formal work as a result of their informal incomes. By looking at the informal nature of formal work and practices, informal practices, gift giving,...

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Post-2020 Climate Change Regime Formation

Post-2020 Climate Change Regime Formation

By: Suh-Yong Chung

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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The fate of the climate change regime hangs in the balance as the UN-led negotiations try to forge a new international strategy for the post-2020 period. Since 1992, the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol has been the primary legal instrument to respond to the climate challenge. However, the intergovernmental process has been riddled with problems that have rendered it ineffective. The changing economic landscape has further made this country grouping problematic as some developing countries now emit more than some of their advanced counterparts. Such problems have crippled the existing...

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North American Integration: An Institutional Void in Migration, Security and Development

North American Integration: An Institutional Void in Migration, Security and Development

By: Gaspare M. Genna; David A. Mayer-Foulkes

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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The course of events since the implementation of NAFTA has had unexpected elements with significant impacts on North American integration. First has been the rise of China as a larger source of imports and production partner than Mexico. Second has been the rise of security concerns since September 11, 2001. The result has been much stronger integration between Canada and the US than with Mexico. Migration issues are now linked with security, which has risen to a top priority in the international agenda. While liberalization has furnished strong economic incentives for integration, it...