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Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development
Ratings: 4
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Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development


By Ricardo Melo
  • Release Date : 12 May 2021
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book outlines the impacts of small scale sport tourism events on local sustainable development in different countries. Using half marathons organized in small and medium sized cities as an example, the chapters are robust case studies, applying a unified methodology in order to provide a clear overview of the sport tourism system in each country. The book begins with a description of the methodologies used and an overview of the countries studied. The country chapters focus on several dimensions of sport tourism in each city, including but not limited to the history of past sport tourism events in the municipality, th...

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Transforming Society and Organizations through Gamification
Ratings: 5
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Transforming Society and Organizations through Gamification


By Agnessa Spanellis
  • Release Date : 07 May 2021
  • Genre: Business & Economics

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles to non-game contexts, and has been used to solve problems by applying characteristics of games. Though it has principally been applied in the areas of business and education, this book seeks to expand focus beyond this, looking at how gamification can be used for social change, the development of organizations and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development goals. Including contributors from across the glove, it draws on a rich array of case studies, from inclusivity in the workplace to ecosystems in the Amazon. A timely contribution to an...

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New Ways of Working
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New Ways of Working


By Nathalie Mitev
  • Release Date : 26 March 2021
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This volume focuses on new ways of working, and explores implications of these new practices with a particular emphasis on the place occupied by technology, materiality and bodies within contemporary working configurations. It draws together an international range of scholars to examine diverse subjects such as: the gig economy, social media as a work space, the role of materiality in living labs, managerial techniques and organizational legitimacy. Drawing on global perspectives, from France to Nigeria, this book presents a fascinating examination of the many new ways people are working, and relating to their work. Part o...

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Disrupting Logistics
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Disrupting Logistics


By Christian Wurst
  • Release Date : 02 March 2021
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents trends, developments, and examples of how digital disruption is currently reshaping the logistics industry. Logistics is the invisible force behind the global economy, influencing and providing a lens into all economic activities. Chapters written by respected experts in the field describe how new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, blockchain, Internet of things (IoT), and state-of-the-art freight management solutions are fundamentally changing supply chain solutions. Special emphasis is placed on promising start-ups and venture capital firms around the world that are now investing in the future o...

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Intercultural Mediation and Conflict Management Training
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Intercultural Mediation and Conflict Management Training


By Claude-Hélène Mayer
  • Release Date : 23 January 2021
  • Genre: Psychology

This book introduces the topic of intercultural mediation and conflict management. Based on the latest scientific research and successful conflict management practices, it provides theoretical insights and practical, self-reflective exercises, role-plays and case studies on conflict, mediation, intercultural mediation, and solution-finding in conflict mediation. The book serves both as a self-learning tool to expand personal competences and cultural sensitivity, and as training material for seminars, workshops, secondary, advanced and higher education and vocational training. It is a valuable contribution to the fields of ...

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Geotourism Potential of Georgia, the Caucasus
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Geotourism Potential of Georgia, the Caucasus


By Irakli Gamkrelidze
  • Release Date : 13 January 2021
  • Genre: Science

Georgia’s territory represents a real “natural geological laboratory,” exposing magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, ranging from the Neoproterozoic to the Quaternary. After a brief presentation of Georgia’s history and culture, the authors present the stratigraphy, rock types of individual tectonic zones of Georgia, their tectonic structure and paleotectonic reconstructions of the Caucasus. This book describes the three main geotourism routes of Georgia meticulously: 1. Tbilisi-Pasanauri-Kazbegi (along the Georgian Military Road), 2. Tbilisi-Zugdidi-Mestia-Ushguli and 3. Tbilisi-Khashuri-Vardzia, which cro...

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National Project Management
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National Project Management


By Minoru Shimamoto
  • Release Date : 10 November 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book clarifies the challenges and outcomes of the Sunshine Project, a national project in Japan for developing new energy that was launched about 40 years ago at the time of the first oil crisis in the early 1970s and ended, as planned, in the early 2000s. The Sunshine Project was the government’s national project for developing new energy technologies such as solar energy and other natural energy sources—what we call renewable energy today. The book considers why policies were successful in some areas but did not have the intended effect in other areas. It explains how technology innovation was employed to achiev...

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Academic Tourism
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Academic Tourism


By João P. Cerdeira Bento
  • Release Date : 03 November 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents the latest knowledge on the still under-researched field of academic tourism, which over the past decade has gained in importance at local and national economic levels as a result of increasing international mobility of students and academic staff in higher education. A wide range of themes are explored from various perspectives, with the focus on Europe. Particular attention is paid to academic tourism demand, expenditure, and economic impact; the relationships between academic tourism and local and regional development, sustainable development, and environmental sustainability; and the importance of ac...

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Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth
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Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth


By João J. M. Ferreira
  • Release Date : 22 October 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores how companies combine technological innovation and competitive actions that create new opportunities for business growth in the international market. The complexity of designing today’s technology platforms requires profound knowledge in multiple areas. Technology development and commercialization as an ongoing competitive process involves enabling and inhibiting mechanisms, which govern the speed and acceleration of technological innovation. To compete more effectively, potential competitors are using coopetition and pooling their resources for shared gain in areas where they do not compete directly. ...

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The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era
Ratings: 5
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The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era


By Seung Ho Park
  • Release Date : 06 October 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This handbook addresses the intersection between corporate sustainability and digital transformation. It analyzes the challenges and transformations required to be able to have sustainable businesses with a future orientation. Topics include current and potential social, demographic, technological, and managerial trends; the implications of the digital revolution in society and business; as well as the challenges of being sustainable, and profitable. Providing an understanding of the business reasons to incorporate a future orientation into the business strategy, this handbook facilitates an understanding of the need for p...

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The Socio-Economic Foundations of Sustainable Business
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The Socio-Economic Foundations of Sustainable Business


By Richard Pettinger
  • Release Date : 29 September 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book brings together key aspects of contemporary organisations with regard to the socio-economic foundations of sustainable business. We are now in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution; an unprecedented development in technology and society, driven by social, political and economic demands. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is affecting business, but also has social consequences, as can be seen in the present and evolving patterns of economic activity. In turn, these consequences influence and create crucial and central issues regarding value, sustainability, security and assurance – aspects required and de...

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Enlightened Marketing in Challenging Times
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Enlightened Marketing in Challenging Times


By Felipe Pantoja
  • Release Date : 17 September 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This volume explores the interconnection of social, political, technological and economic challenges that impact consumer relationships, new product launches and consumer interests. Featuring contributions presented at the 2019 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) World Marketing Congress (WMC) held in Edinburgh, Scotland, the theme of this proceedings draws from the Scottish Enlightenment movement of the mid-Eighteenth Century, which centered on ideas of liberty, progress and the scientific method. The core values of this movement are being challenged by the rapidly changing, globally shifting and digitally connected world....

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Sustainability Awareness and Green Information Technologies
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Sustainability Awareness and Green Information Technologies


By Tomayess Issa
  • Release Date : 17 September 2020
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book addresses several aspects of environmental sustainability awareness and priorization, explores ways to use resources and processes more responsibly, and describes the strategies, models and tools required to overcome various challenges. Sustainable and green IT are used to minimize the current ICT recycling problems which are harming our planet. The book discusses the new green information technologies as alternatives to conventional ICT, which have significantly harmed nature, and examines how to make recent technologies such as cloud computing; social networking; smart technology; blockchains, IoT (internet-of-...

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Business Ethics and The Bhagavad Gita
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Business Ethics and The Bhagavad Gita


By Subba Rao Pulapa
  • Release Date : 17 September 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics

The author of this book asserts that an absence of ethical leadership and unethical practices were the reasons for major global business scandals such as Enron, Satyam, Lehman Brothers, and WorldCom. This book analyses the causes for these unethical activities and interprets important verses from The Bhagavad Gita to show business executives and leaders how to lead ethically for the greater good of all stakeholders and society. As a remedy to avoid future scandals, the author points to several ethical directions, and the principle of Dharma, mentioned in The Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna, a major deity in Hinduism, who is ...

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New Approaches in Management of Smart Manufacturing Systems
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New Approaches in Management of Smart Manufacturing Systems


By Lucia Knapcikova
  • Release Date : 30 June 2020
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides a comprehensive and effective exchange of information on current developments in the management of manufacturing systems and Industry 4.0. The book aims to establish channels of communication and disseminate knowledge among professionals working in manufacturing and related institutions. In the book, researchers, academicians and practitioners in relevant fields share their knowledge from the sectors of management of manufacturing systems. The chapters were selected from several conferences in the field, with the topics including management of manufacturing systems with support for Industry 4.0, logistic...

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