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Educational Communities of Inquiry

Educational Communities of Inquiry

By: Zehra Akyol; D. Garrison

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 04-APR-2014

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Communications technologies have been continuously integrated into learning and training environments which has revealed the need for a clear understanding of the process. The Community of Inquiry (COI) Theoretical Framework has a philosophical foundation which provides planned guidelines and principles to development useful learning environments and guarantees successful educational experiences. Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research, and Practice is an extensive reference that offers theoretical foundations and developments associated with the COl theoretical...

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Bridging the Gap Between Growth Theory and Policy in Asia

Bridging the Gap Between Growth Theory and Policy in Asia

By: Rup Singh

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 03-APR-2014

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Although economic growth is amongst the oldest of debates in Economics, there has been little advancement in growth theory since the classic works of Solow. As such, clear-cut answers to the context-specific determinants of growth, especially for developing countries, are rare. Bridging the Gap Between Growth Theory and Policy in Asia: An Extension of the Solow Growth Model adds to the works of Solow by showing how his original model can be extended and used for policy, discussing issues in growth econometrics, including the theoretical underpinnings of growth models, and some of the...

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Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

By: Vinod Bhattathiripad

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The software industry continues to expand as new products enter into the technological marketplace in order to meet increasing demand. As a result of the popularity of often-expensive software products, companies face the growing challenge of protecting their products against copyright infringement. Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement discusses the forensics of software copyright infringement. This book highlights theoretical, functional, and procedural matters in the investigation of copyright infringement of software products, as well as the development of...

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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 03-APR-2014

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Whether natural or man-made, disasters will inevitably occur, which is why organizations must be constantly alert and ready to meet any such challenges head-on. Crisis Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the latest empirical research and best real-world practices for preventing, weathering, and recovering from disasters. From earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear disasters and cyber terrorism, this extensive multi-volume compilation describes crisis management techniques for a variety of critical scenarios, providing leaders, managers, analysts, and workers...

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Making Your Work Work

Making Your Work Work

By: Jan Gillett

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 02-APR-2014

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Making your work work is a practical book, invaluable to individual managers who want to develop their approach to carrying out their own responsibilities. It also helps more senior managers who wish to lead their organisation toward a comprehensive transformation in culture and performance. It provides practical approaches to management and improvement that are based upon the four key foundations detailed in Dr W. Edwards Deming’s ‘System of Profound Knowledge’. These foundations have underpinned performance revolutions across Asia, North America and Europe, in organisations as diverse...

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Always On

Always On

By: Brian X Chen

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Even Steve Jobs didn't know what he had on his hands when he announced the original iPhone as a combination of a mere "three revolutionary products"--an iPod, a cell phone, and a keyboard-less handheld computer. Once Apple introduced the App Store and opened it up to outside developers, however, the iPhone became capable of serving a rapidly growing number of functions--now more than 200,000 and counting.But the iPhone has implications far beyond the phone or gadget market. In fact, it's opening the way to what Brian Chen calls the "always-on" future, where we are all constantly...

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Tu marca personal

Tu marca personal

By: Hubert Rampersad

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2009

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Hubert Rampersad te enseña a gestionar tus ventajas competitivas para diferenciarte y consolidarte como marca. ...

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PCI DSS: A Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition

PCI DSS: A Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition

By: Alan Calder; Geraint Williams

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Get started with PCI DSS Protect your customers’ card data All businesses that accept payment cards are prey for hackers and criminal gangs trying to steal payment card details and commit identity fraud. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) exists to ensure that businesses process credit and debit card orders in a way that effectively protects cardholder data. Failing to comply with the standard can have serious consequences for your ability to process card payments. An ideal introduction and a quick reference to PCI DSS, including version 3.0 Co-written by a...

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Global Business and Corporate Governance

Global Business and Corporate Governance

By: John Thanopoulos

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2014

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This book presents a new era where the main force for social change, research, education, economic betterment, and even employee happiness is the global enterprise. So many businesses today are “global,” though often with conflicting priorities and potential civilization clashes. Companies may operate in a practically borderless world, seeking ideas and talents globally, but without proper knowledge and preparation, it is one endless struggle. Inside, you’ll learn many global business-related issues ranging from historical matters to the realities of the 21st century—from local cultures to...

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Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Risk

By: John Manners-Bell

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2014

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Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. John Manners-Bell clearly describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level. He examines the lack of supply visibility which puts businesses at risk and includes case studies of best practice, as well as citing examples of when and how things go wrong. Each case study describes a company's supply chain and production/ sourcing strategy; a description of the...

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Activiti 5.x Business Process Management Beginner's Guide

Activiti 5.x Business Process Management Beginner's Guide

By: Dr. Zakir Laliwala; Irshad Mansuri

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 28-MAR-2014

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A practical guide to designing and developing BPMN-based business processes Detailed coverage of the various BPM notations used for business process development. Learn how to implement business processes based on real world examples. Understand how to deploy workflows using process engine APIs. Create Advance workflows using BPM Notations. Learn how to use Activiti BPM quickly and efficiently with practical examples and step-by-step instructions In Detail Activiti is a light-weight workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) platform targeted at business...

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Crisis, Issues and Reputation Management

Crisis, Issues and Reputation Management

By: Andrew Griffin

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

Insert Date: 28-MAR-2014

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The reputation of an organisation influences who we buy from, work for, supply to and invest in. In today's complex environment, organizations have to understand and respond rapidly to shifting public values, rising expectations, demands for public consultation and increasingly intrusive news media. This is particularly important when things go wrong. Crisis, Issues and Reputation Management outlines a comprehensive approach to managing situations that may turn into crises; handling crises once they occur; and features a wide range of case studies of brands who have had to respond to a...

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Creating E-Learning Games with Unity

Creating E-Learning Games with Unity

By: David Horachek

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2014

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Develop your own 3D e-learning game using gamification, systems design, and gameplay programming techniques Develop a game framework for a 3D eLearning game Program dynamic interactive actors and objects to populate your game world An easy-to-follow guide along with an extensive source code to support and guide readers through the concepts in the book In Detail Unity is a fully integrated development engine providing the required functionality to create games and interactive 3D content, while reducing the time, effort, and cost of developing the content. Nowadays, many...

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Accounting and Finance for Managers

Accounting and Finance for Managers

By: Matt Bamber; Simon Parry

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

Insert Date: 26-MAR-2014

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Accounting and Finance for Managers is a new text specifically designed to improve analytical skills and help readers use accounting and finance tools for managerial advantage. Ideal for self study as well as classroom learning, it includes worked examples throughout the chapters as well as real-world scenarios and full exercises at the end of each chapter. Providing coverage of basic bookkeeping, readers will learn how to interpret financial statements and grasp underlying theory, interpret a cash budget and identify potential problems, identify appropriate pricing strategies to fit...

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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, 3rd Edition

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: Pfeiffer

Publication Date: 10-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 26-MAR-2014

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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment examines the role of needs assessment in framing people-related problems and performance improvement opportunities. Co-published with ASTD, the third edition of this book features the latest research findings in the field and updated information on technology-enhanced needs assessments. It addresses knowledge and skills assessment, job and task analysis, competency-based needs assessment, strategic needs assessment, and techniques for managing needs assessments. HR professionals, practitioners, and students will find this comprehensive guide essential...

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A little book full of enormous value for novices and seasoned venture capitalists alike After having been thrown for a loop by the bursting of the tech bubble more than a decade ago, the venture capital industry suddenly has come roaring back to life over the past two years. In 2011 alone, more than $7.5 billion in venture capital was invested—representing more than a 19% increase over the previous year—in more than 966 companies. A majority of these companies reside in the life sciences, Internet, and alternative energy sectors. In today's weak job market, VC is more important than...

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IT in the Public Sphere

IT in the Public Sphere

By: Zaigham Mahmood

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 26-MAR-2014

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To be successful in the 21st century, governments must make use of digital and communication technologies in order to coordinate resources and collaborate with their citizens. IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning evaluates current research and best practices in the adoption of e-government technologies in developed and developing countries, enabling governments to keep in constant communication with citizens, constituents, corporations, and other stakeholders in modern societies. Within these chapters, scholars, administrators, managers,...

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This book provides an essential learning tool for both practitioners and students and presents the skills and competencies of an effective Organizational Development practitioner. It examines OD as both field and profession, and considers its history, values and ethics, and provides best practices, theories, methods, processes, and applications-contributed by a veritable "who's who" of contributors. The collection of nearly 30 chapters offers models that build effective organizations that can provide business, social, environmental, and global sustainability. It outlines the skills...

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Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing

Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 26-MAR-2014

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Investor Behavior provides readers with a comprehensive understanding and the latest research in the area of behavioral finance and investor decision making. Blending contributions from noted academics and experienced practitioners, this 30-chapter book will provide investment professionals with insights on how to understand and manage client behavior; a framework for interpreting financial market activity; and an in-depth understanding of this important new field of investment research. The book should also be of interest to academics, investors, and students. The book will cover the...

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Profiting from Market Trends: Simple Tools and Techniques for Mastering Trend Analysis

Profiting from Market Trends: Simple Tools and Techniques for Mastering Trend Analysis

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 26-MAR-2014

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An accessible guide to identifying and profiting from financial market trends Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. No body is more familiar with this situation than author Tina Logan. Now, in Profiting from Market Trends, she shares here extensive insights in this area with you. Divided into four comprehensive parts trend development, change in trend direction, reading the market, and profiting from technical analysis this reliable...