Category Archives: Business

Artificial Intelligence with Uncertainty (by Yi Du, Deyi Li)


Author(s): Yi Du, Deyi Li

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC
Publish date: 2007-09-27
ISBN-10: 1584889985
ISBN-13: 9781584889984
Language: English
Description: The information deluge currently assaulting us in the 21st century
is having a profound impact on our lifestyles and how we work. We
must constantly separate trustworthy and required information from
the massive amount of data we encounter each day. Through
mathematical theories, models, and experimental computations,
Artificial Intelligence with Uncertainty explores the uncertainties
of knowledge and intelligence that occur during the cognitive
processes of human beings. The authors focus on the importance of
natural language-the carrier of knowledge and intelligence-for
artificial intelligence (AI) study.

This book develops a framework that… more…

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Maritime Economics: Second Edition (by Martin Stopford)


Author(s): Martin Stopford

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1997-12-12
ISBN-10: 0415153093
ISBN-13: 9780415153096
Language: English
Description: Now in its second edition Maritime Economics provides a
valuable introduction to the organisation and workings of the
global shipping industry. The author outlines the economic theory
as well as many of the operational practicalities involved.
Extensively revised for the new edition, the book has many clear
illustrations and tables. Topics covered include:
* an overview of international trade
* Maritime Law
* economic organisation and principles
* financing ships and shipping companies
* market research and forecasting.

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Intelligent Agents for Data Mining and Information Retrieval (by Masoud Mohammadian)


Author(s): Masoud Mohammadian

Publisher: Idea Group Publishing
Publish date: 2003-07-01
ISBN-10: 1591401941
ISBN-13: 9781591401940
Language: English
Description: This work discusses the foundation as well as the practical side of
intelligent agents and their theory and applications for web data
mining and information retrieval.

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The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective (by Duo Qin)


Author(s): Duo Qin

Publisher: Oxford University Press(UK)
Publish date: 1997-07-31
ISBN-10: 0198292872
ISBN-13: 9780198292876
Language: English
Description: Duo Qin has provided a scholarly study of a crucial period in the
history of econometrics. She traces the formation of econometric
theory during the period 1930-1960, and focuses on the
formalization of mathematical and scientific processes to analyse
economic problems. This book deals with the advances made in the
practice of econometrics as a discipline, in terms of the basic
issues is econometric modelling: the probability of foundations,
estimations, identification, testing, and model construction and
specification. Duo Qin argues that, while the probability
revolution in econometrics in the early 1940s laid the basis for
the systematization of… more…

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Human-computer Interaction and Management Information Systems: Foundations (Advances in Management Series) (by Yahong Zhang, Dennis F. Galletta)


Author(s): Yahong Zhang, Dennis F. Galletta

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2014-11-14
ISBN-10: 0765614863
ISBN-13: 9780765614865
Language: English
Description: "Human-Computer Interaction and Management Information Systems:
Foundations" offers state-of-the-art research by a distinguished
set of authors who span the MIS and HCI fields. The original
chapters provide authoritative commentaries and in-depth
descriptions of research programs that will guide 21st century
scholars, graduate students, and industry professionals.
Human-Computer Interaction (or Human Factors) in MIS is concerned
with the ways humans interact with information, technologies, and
tasks, especially in business, managerial, organizational, and
cultural contexts. It is distinctive in many ways when compared
with HCI studies in other… more…

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Secure and Trustworthy Service Composition: The Aniketos Approach (Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Security and Cryptology) (by Achim Brucker, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Paolo Giorgini, Per Hakon Meland, Erkuden Rios)


Author(s): Achim Brucker, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Paolo Giorgini, Per Hakon Meland, Erkuden Rios

Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2014-11-20
ISBN-10: 3319135171
ISBN-13: 9783319135175
Language: English
Description:
The Future Internet envisions a move toward widespread use of
services as a way of networked interaction. However, while the
technologies for developing and deploying services are well
established, methods for ensuring trust and security are fewer
and less mature. Lack of trust and confidence in composed
services and in their constituent parts is reckoned to be one of
the significant factors limiting widespread uptake of
service-oriented computing.

This state-of-the-art survey illustrates the results of the
Aniketos – Secure and Trustworthy Composite Services – project
(funded under the EU 7th Research Framework… more…

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The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources (by Lynne Twist)


Author(s): Lynne Twist

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date: 2006-10-17
ISBN-10: 039332950X
ISBN-13: 9780393329506
Language: English
Description:
A wise and inspiring exploration of the connection
between money and leading a fulfilling life.
This compelling and fundamentally liberating book shows us that
examining our attitudes toward money―earning it, spending it, and
giving it away―can offer surprising insight into our lives, our
values, and the essence of prosperity. Through personal stories and
practical advice, global activist Lynne Twist demonstrates how we
can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with
experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. Twist takes an
honest and critical look at the extraordinary power that money
wields over our lives and its profound… more…

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Multi-Project Management with a Multi-Skilled Workforce: A Quantitative Approach Aiming at Small Project Teams (Produktion und Logistik) (by Matthias Walter)


Author(s): Matthias Walter

Publisher: Springer Gabler
Publish date: 2014-11-22
ISBN-10: 3658080353
ISBN-13: 9783658080358
Language: English
Description: This book covers three fundamental problems at the interface of
multi-project management and human resource management: the
selection of projects, the composition of small project teams, and
workload leveling. Matthias Walter proposes optimization models and
solution methods for these problems, assuming multi-skilled workers
with heterogeneous skill levels. For the first time, the author
presents exact and heuristic methods that support managers to form
small teams. Additionally, he outlines a new skill chaining
strategy that increases workforce flexibility.

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Copper Workers, International Business, and Domestic Politics in Cold War Chile (by Angela Vergara)


Author(s): Angela Vergara

Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publish date: 2008-06-12
ISBN-10: 0271033347
ISBN-13: 9780271033341
Language: English
Description:
In this book, Angela Vergara tells the story of the labor
movement in Chile through the experiences of workers in copper
mines owned by Anaconda, a major multinational corporation.
Relying on archival sources, newspapers, and oral histories, she
recounts the workers’ economic, political, and social struggles
over the forty-five-year period when the Cold War dominated
politics.

The labor movement, Vergara argues, was a progressive force
instrumental in the introduction of national reforms and the
radicalization of politics. In Chile its role is critical to
understanding the expansion of the welfare state in the 1950s,… more…

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