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Managing Modern Healthcare

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ISBN: 9781138998780 9781315658506 Year: Pages: 288 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100743
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Managing Modern Healthcare seeks to draw a number of important and grounded lessons about how management networks develop and influence the spread of management knowledge and practice; how management training and development relates to the needs of managers facing challenging conditions; and how those conditions are shaping the nature of healthcare management.

Capitalism without Conscience

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ISBN: 9782875740724 9783035263169 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-6316-9 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103073
Subject: Economics
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Does austerity aim to reduce the deficits or is it but a pretext to move the state backwards, demolishing in the process what remains of social programs? It would now be a good time recall Keynes who concluded his «General Theory» with a call for the «socialization» of investment – a business too serious to be left in the hands of financial markets.

Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks

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ISBN: 9784431558200 9784431558224 Year: Pages: 177 DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-55822-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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This book covers seismic probabilistic risk assessment (S-PRA) and related studies which have become more important to increase the safety of nuclear facilities against earthquakes and tsunamis in the face of the many uncertainties after the Fukushima accident. The topics are (1) Active faults and active tectonics important for seismic hazard assessment of nuclear facilities,(2) Seismic source modeling and simulation and modeling techniques indispensable for strong ground motion prediction, and (3) PRA with external hazard and risk communication. The Fukushima accident has showed us the limitations of the deterministic evaluation approach to external events (an earthquake and tsunami) in which there are many uncertainties. Furthermore, public anxiety regarding nuclear safety because of an unexpected threat caused by an earthquake or tsunami is growing. The current policy on the estimation of the design basis of ground motion as well as tsunami height still has not been improved following the Fukushima accident. In particular, the risk concept in a nuclear system regarding seismic motion and a tsunami beyond the design basis is indispensable. Therefore, research and development for PRA enhancing nuclear safety are being actively pursued not only in Japan but also worldwide. This book provides an opportunity for readers to consider the future direction of nuclear safety vis-à-vis natural disasters.

Accelerators in Silicon Valley

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ISBN: 9789462987166 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102573
Subject: Business and Management
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In this book Silicon Valley expert Peter Ester describes how these 'schools of startup entrepreneurship' operate and how they empower startups. He interviewed over twenty Silicon Valley accelerators. They are analyzed in terms of mission, selection policy, technology focus, target groups, program features, funding, mentoring and training, and startup showcases. What can Europe and other regions and countries learn from how Silicon Valley accelerators help startups to become successful companies? This book gives the answer. Accelerators in Silicon Valley is a book for entrepreneurs, startup founders, policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and students who share a fascination for building the new startup economy.

The Netherlands in a Nutshell: Highlights from Dutch History and Culture

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ISBN: 9789048506149 9789089640390 Year: Pages: 128 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Sociology --- History --- Social Sciences
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Many think they know the legends behind tulipmania and the legacy of the Dutch East India Company, but what basic knowledge of Dutch history should be passed on to future generations? This overview of historical highlights, assembled by a number of specialists in consultation with the Dutch general public, provides a thought-provoking and timely answer. The democratic process behind the volume is reminiscent of the way in which the Netherlands has excelled for centuries at collective craftsmanship, and says as much about the Netherlands as does the outcome of the opinions voiced. The Netherlands in a Nutshell offers a mine of information for visitors to the Netherlands, and should appeal to anyone interested in the history of this fascinating and multi-faceted land in the heart of Europe.

Information Systems II: theory, representation and reality

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ISBN: 9781921313141 Year: Pages: 261 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459291 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Computer Science
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This volume contains the papers presented at the third biennial Information Systems Foundations (‘Theory, Representation and Reality’) Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 27-28 September 2006. The focus of the workshop was, as for the others in the series, the foundations of Information Systems as an academic discipline. The particular emphasis was, as in past workshops, the adequacy and completeness of theoretical underpinnings and the research methods employed. At the same time the practical nature of the applications and phenomena with which the discipline deals were kept firmly in view. Accordingly, the papers in this volume range from the unashamedly theoretical n their focus (Designing for Mutability in Information Systems Artifacts; Towards a Unified Theory of Fit: Task, Technology and Individual) to the much more practically oriented (An Action-Centred Approach to Conceptualising Information Support for Routine Work). The contents of this volume will be of interest and relevance to academics and advanced students as well as thoughtful and reflective practitioners in the Information Systems field.

China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Vol. 1. Reform, Resources and Climate Change

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ISBN: 9781760460341 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_616885 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Languages and Literatures
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China’s change to a new model of growth, now called the ‘new normal’, was always going to be hard. Events over the past year show how hard it is. The attempts to moderate the extremes of high investment and low consumption, the correction of overcapacity in the heavy industries that were the mainstays of the old model of growth, the hauling in of the immense debt hangover from the fiscal and monetary expansion that pulled China out of the Great Crash of 2008 would all have been hard at any time. They are harder when changes in economic policy and structure coincide with stagnation in global trade and rising protectionist sentiment in developed countries, extraordinarily rapid demographic change and recognition of the urgency of easing the environmental damage from the old model. China’s economy has slowed and there are worries that the authorities will not be able to contain the slowdown within preferred limits. This year’s Update explores the challenge of the slowdown in growth and the change in economic structure. Leading experts on China’s economy and environment review change within China’s new model of growth, and its interaction with ageing, environmental pressure, new patterns of urbanisation, and debt problems at different levels of government. It illuminates some new developments in China’s economy, including the transformational potential of internet banking, and the dynamics of financial market instability. China’s economic development since 1978 is full of exciting change, and this year’s China Update is again the way to know it as it is happening

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy

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ISBN: 9783319681511 9783319681528 Year: Pages: 356 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68152-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability.

Managing Consultants

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ISBN: 9781920942816 Year: Pages: 80 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459365 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Business and Management
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Selling the Sea: A study of conflict over marine tenure in Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia

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ISBN: 9781922144829 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459922 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries
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By analysing various conflicts, this book discusses the social, political, economic and legal attributes that are attached to the practice of traditional (communal) marine tenure. Selling the Sea pushes the discourse beyond the conventional approach which looks at marine tenure only as a means of resource management, and offers a more comprehensive understanding of what marine tenure is. For those working in the areas of marine resource management and fisheries, this book is a critical but also complementary reading to the conventional discourse on the issue.

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