Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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  • Pages : 104
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Popular Science by N.A

Popular Science
  • Title : Popular Science
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 186
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  • Language : English
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Working Mother by N.A

Working Mother
  • Title : Working Mother
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.


Best Life by N.A

Best Life
  • Title : Best Life
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.


The Advocate by N.A

The Advocate
  • Title : The Advocate
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics by John D. W. Morecroft

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Title : Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Author : John D. W. Morecroft
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118994817
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University


Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System by Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Title : Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Author : Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821382899
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."


System Dynamics by Martin Kunc

System Dynamics
  • Title : System Dynamics
  • Author : Martin Kunc
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1349952575
  • Pages : 484
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  • Language : English
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This book presents some of the most important papers published in Palgrave’s Journal of Operational Research relating to the use of System Dynamics (SD) in the context of Operational Research (OR). Giving the reader an in-depth understanding of significant features of the research area which have grown over the last 20 years: applications in the management field; methodologies; policies at industry level; and healthcare, this book is an invaluable read for those who do not have any prior expertise in the field. Split into four parts, the collection covers the broad use of SD in the field of management, focuses on the use of modelling in supply chains and at industry level, and presents an analysis of the use of SD in its most promising area, healthcare. Not only does this work provide a detailed overview of the field of SD, but it will also offer vital insights into potential research avenues for the future considering the use of SD as a soft OR and hard OR method.


Scenario-driven Planning by Nicholas C. Georgantzas,William Acar

Scenario-driven Planning
  • Title : Scenario-driven Planning
  • Author : Nicholas C. Georgantzas,William Acar
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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Offers a new management technology for strategy design under conditions of uncertainty.


Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization by Steffen Soulejman Janus

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization
  • Title : Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization
  • Author : Steffen Soulejman Janus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781464809439
  • Pages : 197
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  • Language : English
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This volume offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills needed to capture and share knowledge gained from operational experiences to improve performance and scale-up successes. Its recommendations are grounded on the insights gained from the past seven years of collaboration between the World Bank and its clients around the world ministries and national agencies operating in various sectors who are working to strengthen their operations through robust knowledge sharing. While informed by the academic literature on knowledge management and organizational learning, this handbook s operational background and many real-world examples and tips provide a missing, practical foundation for public sector officials in developing countries and for development practitioners. However, though written with a public sector audience in mind, the overall concepts and approaches will also hold true for most organizations in the private sector and the developed world."


Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM by John Sterman

Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM
  • Title : Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM
  • Author : John Sterman
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 9780072389159
  • Pages : 982
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.


OECD Insights From Crisis to Recovery The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession by Keeley Brian,Love Patrick

OECD Insights From Crisis to Recovery The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession
  • Title : OECD Insights From Crisis to Recovery The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession
  • Author : Keeley Brian,Love Patrick
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264077073
  • Pages : 146
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  • Language : English
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From Crisis to Recovery traces the causes, course and consequences of the “Great Recession”. It explains how a global build up of liquidity, coupled with poor regulation, created a financial crisis that quickly began to make itself felt in the real economy.


The Road to Results by Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist

The Road to Results
  • Title : The Road to Results
  • Author : Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821379119
  • Pages : 582
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  • Language : English
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.


Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development by Gregory E. Kersten,Zbigniew Mikolajuk,Anthony Gar-On Yeh

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development
  • Title : Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development
  • Author : Gregory E. Kersten,Zbigniew Mikolajuk,Anthony Gar-On Yeh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0306475421
  • Pages : 423
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In recent years, much work has been done in formulating and clarifying the concept of sustainable development and related theoretical and research issues. Now, the challenge has shifted to designing and stimulating processes of effective planning and decision-making, at all levels of human activity, in such a way as to achieve local and global sustainable development. Information technology can help a great deal in achieving sustainable development by providing well-designed and useful tools for decision makers. One such tool is the decision support system, or DSS. This book explores the area of DSS in the context of sustainable development. As DSS is a very new technique, especially in the developing world, this book will serve as a reference text, primarily for managers, government officials, and information professionals in developing countries. It covers the concept of sustainable development, defines DSS and how it can be used in the planning and management of sustainable development, and examines the state of the art in DSS use. Other interested readers will include students, teachers, and analysts in information sciences; DSS designers, developers, and implementors; and international development agencies.


Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice by Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter

Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Title : Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Author : Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 926404471X
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, this book identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future.


Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center by Carson Zimmerman

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Title : Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Author : Carson Zimmerman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692243107
  • Pages : N.A
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.


Educating Everybody's Children by Robert W. Cole W. Cole

Educating Everybody's Children
  • Title : Educating Everybody's Children
  • Author : Robert W. Cole W. Cole
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 1416612491
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : English
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.


Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition by N.A

Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition
  • Title : Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN Code : 1464963444
  • Pages : 4229
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation. The editors have built Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy by N.A

Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy
  • Title : Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1428916229
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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How Change Happens by Duncan Green

How Change Happens
  • Title : How Change Happens
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198785399
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Human society is full of would-be "change agents," a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect. Striking then, why so many universities lack programs for social activists, to which students can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radar of those actively seeking change. This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on how change happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.


The Structuring of Organizations by Henry Mintzberg

The Structuring of Organizations
  • Title : The Structuring of Organizations
  • Author : Henry Mintzberg
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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How do organizations structure themselves? A synthesis of the empirical literature in the field, supported by numerous examples and illustrations, provides images that produce a theory. The author introduces five basic configurations of structure - the simple structure, the machine bureaucracy, the professional bu- reaucracy, the divisionalized form, and the adhocracy. This book reveals that structure seems to be at the root of many questions about organizations and why they function as they do.


Digital Marketing Excellence by Dave Chaffey,PR Smith

Digital Marketing Excellence
  • Title : Digital Marketing Excellence
  • Author : Dave Chaffey,PR Smith
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317276736
  • Pages : 660
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now in its fifth edition, the hugely popular Digital Marketing Excellence: Planning, Optimizing and Integrating Online Marketing is fully updated, keeping you in line with the changes in this dynamic and exciting field and helping you create effective and up-to-date customer-centric digital marketing plans. A practical guide to creating and executing digital marketing plans, it combines established approaches to marketing planning with the creative use of new digital models and digital tools. It is designed to support both marketers and digital marketers, and students of business or marketing who want a thorough yet practical grounding in digital marketing. Written by two highly experienced digital marketing consultants, the book shows you how to: Draw up an outline digital marketing plan Evaluate and apply digital marketing principles and models Integrate online and offline communications Implement customer-driven digital marketing Reduce costly trial and error Measure and enhance your digital marketing Learn best practices for reaching and engaging your audiences using the key digital marketing platforms like Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter. This new edition seamlessly integrates the latest changes in social media technology, including expanded coverage of mobile technology, demonstrating how these new ways to reach customers can be integrated into your marketing plans. It also includes new sections on data analytics, clearly demonstrating how marketers can leverage data to their advantage. Offering a highly structured and accessible guide to a critical and far-reaching subject, Digital Marketing Excellence, Fifth Edition, provides a vital reference point for all students and managers involved in marketing strategy and implementation.


The United Nations world water development report, 2017 by WWAP,UNESCO

The United Nations world water development report, 2017
  • Title : The United Nations world water development report, 2017
  • Author : WWAP,UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231002015
  • Pages : 180
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Business Performance Measurement by Andy Neely

Business Performance Measurement
  • Title : Business Performance Measurement
  • Author : Andy Neely
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521803427
  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A multidisciplinary book on performance measurement that will appeal to students, researchers and managers.


Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2: by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2:
  • Title : Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2:
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN Code : 9251307865
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This report provides 13 case studies of fisheries rebuilding initiatives, including measures to regulate exploitation patterns for cod and herring in the Northeast Atlantic, and a performance assessment for Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Bluefin tuna.


Simulation For The Social Scientist by Gilbert, Nigel,Troitzsch, Klaus

Simulation For The Social Scientist
  • Title : Simulation For The Social Scientist
  • Author : Gilbert, Nigel,Troitzsch, Klaus
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 9780335216000
  • Pages : 295
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Social sciences -- Simulation methods. Social interaction -- Computer simulation. Social sciences -- Mathematical models. (publisher)


Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020 by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Title : Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9213583346
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Its 2020 edition puts an emphasis on digital technologies, and their potential to accelerate progress in financing for development and SDG achievement, as well as the risks and challenges they create.


Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store by Francesca Nicasio

Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store
  • Title : Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store
  • Author : Francesca Nicasio
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1483420752
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Retail Store is a practical guide to modern-day retail success. Learn how to use mobile technology, big data, and other digital tools to improve your brick-and-mortar store and ensure that it is well-equipped to engage and convert today’s savvy shoppers. From understanding consumers and boosting customer loyalty to leveraging data and implementing an omnichannel retail strategy, Retail Survival of the Fittest gives you need-to-know lessons on how to adapt to the new and increasingly competitive retail playing field. In addition to providing insights and how-to tips, Retail Survival of the Fittest also introduces you to other successful merchants and shows you exactly what they do to thrive in the modern retail realm. Most important, each chapter comes with a set of action steps to help you implement the tips discussed in the book and enable you to get started on future-proofing your store.


The Taxation of Petroleum and Minerals by Philip Daniel,Michael Keen,Charles McPherson

The Taxation of Petroleum and Minerals
  • Title : The Taxation of Petroleum and Minerals
  • Author : Philip Daniel,Michael Keen,Charles McPherson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136966943
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There are few areas of economic policy-making in which the returns to good decisions are so high—and the punishment of bad decisions so cruel—as in the management of natural resource wealth. Rich endowments of oil, gas and minerals have set some countries on courses of sustained and robust prosperity; but they have left others riddled with corruption and persistent poverty, with little of lasting value to show for squandered wealth. And amongst the most important of these decisions are those relating to the tax treatment of oil, gas and minerals. This book will be of interest to Economics postgraduates and researchers working on resource issues, as well as professionals working on taxation of oil, gas and minerals/mining.


Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence by Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Title : Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Author : Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.


How People Learn II by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning

How People Learn II
  • Title : How People Learn II
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309459648
  • Pages : 346
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition was published and its influence has been wide and deep. The report summarized insights on the nature of learning in school-aged children; described principles for the design of effective learning environments; and provided examples of how that could be implemented in the classroom. Since then, researchers have continued to investigate the nature of learning and have generated new findings related to the neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments. How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures provides a much-needed update incorporating insights gained from this research over the past decade. The book expands on the foundation laid out in the 2000 report and takes an in-depth look at the constellation of influences that affect individual learning. How People Learn II will become an indispensable resource to understand learning throughout the lifespan for educators of students and adults.


Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Cover Letter Magic
  • Title : Cover Letter Magic
  • Author : Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • ISBN Code : 9781563709869
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Professional resume and cover letter writers reveal their inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get attention and land interviews. Features more than 150 sample cover letters written for all types of job seekers, including the Before-and-After transformations that can make boring letters fabulous.


HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter) by Harvard Business Review,Michael E. Porter,W. Chan Kim,Renée A. Mauborgne

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article
  • Title : HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter)
  • Author : Harvard Business Review,Michael E. Porter,W. Chan Kim,Renée A. Mauborgne
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1422172058
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Is your company spending too much time on strategy development—with too little to show for it? If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles (featuring “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to: Distinguish your company from rivals Clarify what your company will and won't do Craft a vision for an uncertain future Create blue oceans of uncontested market space Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase Make priorities explicit Allocate resources early Clarify decision rights for faster decision making This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter, "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," "Building Your Company's Vision," "Reinventing Your Business Model," "Blue Ocean Strategy," "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution," "Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System," "Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action," "Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance," and "Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance."


The Growth of Incarceration in the United States by Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration,Committee on Law and Justice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
  • Title : The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
  • Author : Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration,Committee on Law and Justice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309298018
  • Pages : 800
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States has increased fivefold during the last four decades. The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. Just under one-quarter of the world's prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. The U.S. prison population is largely drawn from the most disadvantaged part of the nation's population: mostly men under age 40, disproportionately minority, and poorly educated. Prisoners often carry additional deficits of drug and alcohol addictions, mental and physical illnesses, and lack of work preparation or experience. The growth of incarceration in the United States during four decades has prompted numerous critiques and a growing body of scientific knowledge about what prompted the rise and what its consequences have been for the people imprisoned, their families and communities, and for U.S. society. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines research and analysis of the dramatic rise of incarceration rates and its affects. This study makes the case that the United States has gone far past the point where the numbers of people in prison can be justified by social benefits and has reached a level where these high rates of incarceration themselves constitute a source of injustice and social harm. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines policy changes that created an increasingly punitive political climate and offers specific policy advice in sentencing policy, prison policy, and social policy. The report also identifies important research questions that must be answered to provide a firmer basis for policy. This report is a call for change in the way society views criminals, punishment, and prison. This landmark study assesses the evidence and its implications for public policy to inform an extensive and thoughtful public debate about and reconsideration of policies.


The Mushin Way to Peak Performance by Michael Veltri

The Mushin Way to Peak Performance
  • Title : The Mushin Way to Peak Performance
  • Author : Michael Veltri
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119285259
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Follow your own nature to achieve clarity, power, and success The Mushin Way teaches tools and techniques to help you reach peak performance and transform your business and personal life. Regardless of what we want to achieve in business or in life, transformation can be difficult and we tend to be our own worst enemies. We hold ourselves back without even realizing what we are capable of. In this book, you'll learn how to break through the cycle of stress and setbacks to act with clarity, purpose, and direction—achieving peak performance and transformation along the way. You'll look deep inside to discover the natural leadership abilities lying dormant within you; you'll wake them up, make them stronger, and learn to draw on the strengths of those around you instead of muscling through with brute force. You'll discover how making the right choice is an empowering act, and develop the strength and confidence to stop hesitating at every crossroad. With pragmatic advice and wisdom drawn from the guiding principles of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, you'll find your inner warrior and learn that even the most challenging battles can be won—or may not even need to be fought. When you set your sights high, peak performance can feel like a constant uphill battle fraught with failures and disappointments. What if success was more like a transformational river current that carries you along to your goal? This book shows you how to come down off the hill into the refreshing waters of mindfulness to begin your journey to the top. Develop laser-like focus, even in high-stress environments Identify and develop your own innate leadership qualities Turn setbacks into opportunities and defeat into victory Achieve much more than ever before, with far less effort Eastern philosophy teaches us to work in harmony with our own nature instead of fighting ourselves every step of the way. The Mushin Way shows you just where your inner strengths lie, and how to leverage them for success.


Child Protective Services by Diane Depanfilis

Child Protective Services
  • Title : Child Protective Services
  • Author : Diane Depanfilis
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780788119484
  • Pages : 98
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.


Sustainable Consumption and Production by United Nations Publications

Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Title : Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Author : United Nations Publications
  • Publisher : UN
  • ISBN Code : 9789280733648
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This Handbook is an output of UNEP's work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot edition for Asia and the Pacific region that was developed under the EU funded and UNEP managed Regional Policy Support Component of the SWITCH-Asia programme. It is designed to assist policymakers in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies that support the transition towards SCP. It includes numerous case studies highlighting SCP opportunities and existing successful initiatives from across the world."--Publisher's description.


Introduction to Modern Economic Growth by Daron Acemoglu

Introduction to Modern Economic Growth
  • Title : Introduction to Modern Economic Growth
  • Author : Daron Acemoglu
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400835771
  • Pages : 1008
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Introduction to Modern Economic Growth is a groundbreaking text from one of today's leading economists. Daron Acemoglu gives graduate students not only the tools to analyze growth and related macroeconomic problems, but also the broad perspective needed to apply those tools to the big-picture questions of growth and divergence. And he introduces the economic and mathematical foundations of modern growth theory and macroeconomics in a rigorous but easy to follow manner. After covering the necessary background on dynamic general equilibrium and dynamic optimization, the book presents the basic workhorse models of growth and takes students to the frontier areas of growth theory, including models of human capital, endogenous technological change, technology transfer, international trade, economic development, and political economy. The book integrates these theories with data and shows how theoretical approaches can lead to better perspectives on the fundamental causes of economic growth and the wealth of nations. Innovative and authoritative, this book is likely to shape how economic growth is taught and learned for years to come. Introduces all the foundations for understanding economic growth and dynamic macroeconomic analysis Focuses on the big-picture questions of economic growth Provides mathematical foundations Presents dynamic general equilibrium Covers models such as basic Solow, neoclassical growth, and overlapping generations, as well as models of endogenous technology and international linkages Addresses frontier research areas such as international linkages, international trade, political economy, and economic development and structural change An accompanying Student Solutions Manual containing the answers to selected exercises is available (978-0-691-14163-3/$24.95). See: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8970.html. For Professors only: To access a complete solutions manual online, email us at: [email protected]


Group Model Building by Jac Vennix,Jac A. M. Vennix

Group Model Building
  • Title : Group Model Building
  • Author : Jac Vennix,Jac A. M. Vennix
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 297
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is about increasing team performance. It focuses on building system dynamics models when tackling a mix of interrelated strategic problems to enhance team learning, foster consensus, and create commitment. The book is intended to be applied in the organizations of today. As the "command and control" organization evolves into one of decision-making teams, so these teams have become the critical building blocks upon which the performance of the organization depends. The team members face an increased complexity of decision making with the interrelation of several strategic problems. What this means is that people have different views of the situation and will define problems differently. However, research shows that this can in fact be very productive if and when people learn from each other in order to build a shared perspective. Learning in this way might prove to be the only sustainable competitive advantage for organizations in the future. As a result, team leaders want to create "learning teams" and are confronted with issues such as how to: create a situation where people doubt their ideas rather than stubbornly cling to dearly held views create a learning atmosphere rather than trying to "win" the discussion create a shared understanding of a problem in a team foster consensus and create commitment with a strategic decision facilitate Group Model Building Those who will benefit most from Group Model Building: Facilitating Team Learning Using System Dynamics are those who are familiar with systems thinking or organizational learning, or those who are working in groups and are coming up against the common difficulties.


A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter

A Sense of Urgency
  • Title : A Sense of Urgency
  • Author : John P. Kotter
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1422163172
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Most organizational change initiatives fail spectacularly (at worst) or deliver lukewarm results (at best). In his international bestseller Leading Change, John Kotter revealed why change is so hard, and provided an actionable, eight-step process for implementing successful transformations. The book became the change bible for managers worldwide. Now, in A Sense of Urgency, Kotter shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change. Why focus on urgency? Without it, any change effort is doomed. Kotter reveals the insidious nature of complacency in all its forms and guises. In this exciting new book, Kotter explains: · How to go beyond "the business case" for change to overcome the fear and anger that can suppress urgency · Ways to ensure that your actions and behaviors -- not just your words -- communicate the need for change · How to keep fanning the flames of urgency even after your transformation effort has scored some early successes Written in Kotter's signature no-nonsense style, this concise and authoritative guide helps you set the stage for leading a successful transformation in your company.