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Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

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ISBN: 9783319257167 9783319257181 Year: Pages: 435 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25718-1 Language: English
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Subject: Pharmacy and materia medica --- Biotechnology --- Chemical Engineering --- Economics --- Agriculture (General) --- Technology (General)
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The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas.

Knowledge and Networks

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Book Series: Knowledge and Space ISSN: 1877-9220 ISBN: 9783319450223 9783319450230 Year: Volume: 11 Pages: 386 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45023-0 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences --- Ecology --- Business and Management
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This book discusses a core question in many fields of the social sciences, namely how to create, share and adopt new knowledge. It creates an original space for conversation between two lines of research that have developed largely in parallel for a long time: social network theory and the geography of knowledge. This book considers that relational thinking has become increasingly important for scholars to capture societal outcomes by studying social relations and networks, whereas the role of place, space and spatial scales has been somewhat neglected outside an emergent geography of knowledge.The individual contributions help integrate network arguments of connectivity, geographical arguments of contiguity and contextuality into a more comprehensive understanding of the ways in which people and organizations are constrained by and make use of space and networks for learning and innovation. Experts in the fields of geography, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, management and organizational studies develop conceptual models and propose empirical research that illustrates the ways in which networks and geography play together in processes of innovation, learning, leadership, and power.

Fulfilling the Promise of Technology Transfer

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ISBN: 9784431543053 9784431543060 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54306-0 Language: English
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Subject: Manufactures --- Chemical Engineering --- Business and Management --- Political Science
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Universities and research institutes are increasingly expected to contribute to society by creating innovation from the returns of their research results and the establishment of new technologies. Toward that goal, Keio University in Japan held an international symposium titled “Fulfilling the Promise of Technology Transfer: Fostering Innovation for the Benefit of Society.” From that symposium the following contents are included in the present volume: 1) A showcase of ideas and case studies to promote future creation of innovation by universities and research institutes worldwide, including information on the R&D value chain, licensing, income generation, start-ups and mechanisms to encourage entrepreneurship, and the changing role of universities in fostering innovation. 2) Introduction of active research projects that aim to productize successful research results on an international level. For example, the book includes results of research on stem cell technologies and regenerative medicine as well as the realization and application of polymer photonics and the development of the core technology of polymer photonics. 3) Case studies from the U.K. in developing industry–academia collaboration with various business partners ranging from start-ups and spinout companies to large enterprises. 4) Reports of the achievements of the technological transfer activities at Keio University supported by the 5-year public fund, with suggestions for future prospects.

Global Business Strategy: Multinational Corporations Venturing into Emerging Markets

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Book Series: Springer Texts in Business and Economics ISSN: 21924333 ISBN: 9784431554677 9784431554684 Year: Pages: 259 DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-55468-4 Language: English
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Subject: Business and Management --- Manufactures --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering --- Chemical Engineering --- Transportation --- Biotechnology --- General and Civil Engineering
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This book presents theories and case studies for corporations in developed nations, including Japan, for designing strategies to maximize opportunities and minimize threats in business expansion into developing nations. The case studies featured here focus on Asia, including China and India, and use examples of Japanese manufacturers. Five case studies are provided, including Hitachi Construction Machinery and Shiseido in China and Maruti Suzuki in India. These cases facilitate the reader’s understanding of the business environments in emerging economies. This volume is especially recommended for businesspeople responsible for international business development, particularly in China and India. In addition, the book serves as a useful resource for students in graduate-level courses in international management.

Corporate Data Quality: Voraussetzung erfolgreicher Geschäftsmodelle

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ISBN: 9783662468050 9783662468067 Year: Pages: 205 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-46806-7 Language: German
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Subject: Business and Management --- Pharmacy and materia medica --- Transportation --- Biotechnology --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering --- Manufactures
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Daten sind die strategische Ressource des 21. Jahrhunderts. Es findet kein Geschäftsprozess, keine Kommunikation zwischen Geschäftspartnern, keine Wertschöpfung statt, ohne dass die involvierten Personen, Maschinen und IT-Systeme Daten nutzen, erzeugen oder verändern. Trends wie die Digitalisierung, Industrie 4.0 und Social Media tragen ebenfalls dazu bei, dass Datenmanagement zu einer Kernkompetenz für erfolgreiche Unternehmen dieser Zeit geworden ist. Damit Daten ihren ganzen Wert entfalten können, müssen sie stets in angemessener Qualität zur Verfügung stehen. Dies gilt besonders für Stammdaten, die zentralen Geschäftsobjekte eines Unternehmens. Dieses Buch zeigt einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz zum qualitätsbewussten Management von Stammdaten auf und richtet sich damit sowohl an Praktiker als auch an die Wissenschaft. Das „Framework für Stammdatenqualitätsmanagement“ wurde im Rahmen des „Competence Center Corporate Data Quality“ der Universität St. Gallen seit dem Jahr 2006 gemeinsam mit Unternehmen aus unterschiedlichen Industrien in zahlreichen praktischen Anwendungen entwickelt und verbessert. Neben den theoretischen Grundlagen räumt das Buch der praktischen Sicht mit 10 Fallstudien großen Raum ein, die erfolgreich durchgeführte Datenqualitätsprojekte praxisnah aufbereiten. Schließlich führt das Buch noch Methoden und Werkzeuge für das Datenqualitätsmanagement auf, die (Stamm-)datenmanager bei Projekten im eigenen betrieblichen Umfeld unterstützen können.

New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy: A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe

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ISBN: 9783319215686 9783319215693 Year: Pages: 303 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21569-3 Language: English
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Subject: Media and communication --- Business and Management --- Information theory --- Computer Science
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In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy.

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