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Recent Advances in Flood Risk Management

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ISBN: 9781789239355 9781789239362 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78505 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Geography --- Social and Public Welfare
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This book provides a series of topics on flood risk management from around the world. The first section includes models for improved approaches to flood risk management, the importance of groundwater management in the context of floods (focussing on Taiwan), contingency plan for local communities using flood simulation, deciding on response strategies against the identified flood risk before a flood occurs (illustrated for the Philippines) and models for estimating maximum flood heights (illustrated for Mozambique). The second section examines flood risk management relating to the urban environment, with examples from a coastal city in Saudi Arabia and a housing development in Mexico. The third section relates to flood risk management in the context of agriculture, particularly relating to damage to Asian rice crops.

Quality Management and Quality Control - New Trends and Developments

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ISBN: 9781789238778 9781789238785 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77523 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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Quality management (QM) practices are the basis for the successful implementation and maintenance of any QM system. Quality control (QC) is identified as a QM component. Therefore, QM effectiveness is dependent on the QC strategy. QC practice is more or less complex depending on the type of production. The book is focused on new trends and developments in QM and QC in several types of industries from a worldwide perspective. Its content has been organized into two sections and seven chapters written by well-recognized researchers worldwide. Several approaches are debated based on sample traceability, analytical method validation, required parameters, class of exponential regression-type estimators of the population means, determination of impurities, viewpoints, and case studies.

Perspectives on Risk, Assessment and Management Paradigms

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ISBN: 9781838801335 9781838801342 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77127 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book explores various paradigms of risk, domain-specific interpretation, and application requirements and practices driven by mission and safety critical to business and service entities. The chapters fall into four categories to guide the readers with a specific focus on gaining insight into discipline-specific case studies and state of practice. In an increasingly intertwined global community, understanding, evaluating, and addressing risks and rewards will pave the way for a more transparent and objective approach to benefiting from the promises of advanced technologies while maintaining awareness and control over hazards and risks. This book is conceived to inform decision-makers and practitioners of best practices across many disciplines and sectors while encouraging innovation towards a holistic approach to risk in their areas of professional practice.

Current Issues in Knowledge Management

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ISBN: 9781789852318 9781789852325 9781789850451 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77625 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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The knowledge management concept has emerged to serve as one of the critical inputs to the strategic management process, and a common factor underpinning competitive advantage. Over the concept's development, knowledge management research has focused on the processes that enable a firm to recognize sources of data, to transform data into useful information, to disseminate the information, and to develop strategies based on its insights. More recently, the development of the concept has begun to focus on the critical antecedents that enable these knowledge management processes to be implemented more effectively and efficiently. This research book serves to highlight some of the antecedents of effective knowledge management through empirical research done by researchers all around the globe.

5 The Systems Approach to Innovation Management (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting ISBN: 9781138244719 9781138607491 9780429467172 Year: Pages: 19 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Economics
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The environment in which a company or organization operates today can be characterized&#xD;by accelerating change, the globalization of markets, the emergence of new technologies and&#xD;competitors, new regulatory requirements and ever more demanding users and citizens. In this&#xD;environment, the ability to innovate becomes a key success factor for most organizations. They&#xD;seek to continuously create and realize value by introducing new or changed products, services,&#xD;processes, models, methods, etc.&#xD;The reasons for an organization to innovate are many and can include to increase revenues,&#xD;growth and profitability, reduce costs and waste, increase the satisfaction of users, customers and&#xD;citizens, motivate employees and attract partners, collaborators and funding, and so on. Engaging&#xD;in innovation activities is thus a way for an organization to be future focused and effectively&#xD;deliver on its overall objectives to secure prosperity and longer-term relevance and survival.&#xD;The ability to innovate and to make it a core organizational capability is increasingly becoming&#xD;the most important differentiator and dominant success factor of organizations. Failing to&#xD;capture new opportunities and to respond to innovation challenges may consequently lead to&#xD;stagnation, irrelevance and ultimately to the demise of the organization.

Wildlife Management - Failures, Successes and Prospects

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ISBN: 9781789852912 9781789852929 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69821 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The decline of wildlife populations is increasingly posing a challenge to wildlife management agencies. In the face of increasing challenges such as wildlife diseases, human - wildlife conflicts, climate change, illegal hunting, and habitat loss, among others, new management models and strategies are being adopted to address these challenges. These models and strategies have, however, produced some mixed outcomes - both failures and successes. Wildlife Management - Failures, Successes and Prospects provides an understanding of some of the realities shaping wildlife management policies in different parts of the world. Drawing from case studies, the book presents some challenges facing wildlife management and the emerging management models, strategies, options for action, and success stories. This book offers a real field experience to conservation practitioners, planners, researchers, academicians, and students.

Recovery and Utilization of Metallurgical Solid Waste

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ISBN: 9781789851014 9781789851021 Year: Pages: 110 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76826 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
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At present, a lot of metallurgical solid wastes have not been timely and effectively recycled, resulting in serious problems of environmental pollution and waste of resources. As a result, large-scale comprehensive utilization technologies have been initiated, including slag dry granulation technology, steel slag cement technology, slag wool technology, slag waste heat recovery technology, etc. The comprehensive utilization of metallurgical solid waste has attracted worldwide attention. It is an effective way to improve the utilization efficiency of resources and the added value of products by using scientific metallurgical solid waste recycling methods. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of metallurgical solid wastes comprehensive utilization technology. The comprehensive utilization methods of four representative metallurgical solid wastes are emphatically described, such as blast furnace slag, steel slag, tailings and metallurgical dust.

Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

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ISBN: 9781838810092 9781838810108 9781838810115 Year: Pages: 108 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75847 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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The book Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment is a collection of the latest research techniques on environmental monitoring and assessments. I believe that the information contained in this book will enhance the skills of environmental scientists and decision makers and contribute to the exchange of best practices for developing and implementing optimum methods for environmental assessment and management.

Dark Sides of Organizational Behavior and Leadership

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ISBN: 9781789847505 9781789847512 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71976 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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In recent years, scholars have focused more on the ""dark sides of leadership."" Both the negative and positive aspects of the relationship between leaders and followers are considered. But the relationship between leaders and followers is also influenced by the context in which the relationship occurs. Organizational aspects such as culture and structures are studied in relation to how negative leadership develops. Organizations, just like humans, are able to develop justifications for their actions, to self-aggrandize by claiming their exclusivity. In this book, the dark sides of organizational behaviors and leadership are considered from different aspects and contexts. The book contributes knowledge of how negative leadership develops, what part organizational structures play, and what the consequences are for the leader, the subordinates and the organization.

Sustainable Business Models

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ISBN: 9783038975601 / 9783038975618 Year: Pages: 514 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-561-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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The dynamically changing world economy, in an era of intensive development and globalization, creates new needs in both the theoretical models of management and in the practical discussion related to the perception of business. Because of new economic phenomena related to the crisis, there is a need for the design and operationalization of innovative business models for companies. Due to the fact that in times of crisis, the principles of strategic balance are particularly important; these business models can be sustainable business models. Moreover, it is essential to skillfully use different methods and concepts of management to ensure the continuity of business. It seems that sustainable business models, in their essence, can support companies' effectiveness and contribute to their stable, sustainable functioning in the difficult, ever-changing market.This Special Issue aims to discuss the key mechanisms concerning the design and operationalization of sustainable business models, from a strategic perspective. We invite you to contribute to this Issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure, with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

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