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The third edition of Preserving Digital Materials provides a survey of the digital preservation landscape. This book is structured around four questions: 1. Why do we preserve digital materials? 2. What digital materials do we preserve? 3. How do we preserve digital materials? 4. How do we manage digital preservation? This is a concise handbook and reference for a wide range of stakeholders who need to understand how preservation works in the digital world. It notes the increasing importance of the role of new stakeholders and the general public in digital preservation. It can be used as both a textbook for teaching digital preservation and as a guide for the many stakeholders who engage in digital preservation. Its synthesis of current information, research, and perspectives about digital preservation from a wide range of sources across many areas of practice makes it of interest to all who are concerned with digital preservation. It will be of use to preservation administrators and managers, who want a professional reference text, information professionals, who wish to reflect on the issues that digital preservation raises in their professional practice, and students in the field of digital preservation.
Focusing on leadership and issues pertinent to our global landscape, The Art of Leadership: Perspectives from Distinguished Thought Leaders is an in-depth analysis and enriching collection of knowledge and perspectives from illustrious thought leaders who have spoken at the podium of Singapore Management University (SMU). SMU’s thought leadership series seeks to inspire Asia and beyond with the views and opinions of internationally eminent and outstanding academics, scholars, business or political leaders who have achieved distinction in their respective fields. The book provides valuable insights on topics ranging from economics and politics to entrepreneurship and management.
Cryptocurrency market has been growing fast since its emergence in recent years. Moreover, digital finance has forged the convergence of profit motives with social objectives creating a class of large FinTech companies. In addition, the underlying technology innovation may be applied to a wide range of industries, not limited to financial sector. Yet, few researches have been done to study these phenomena. Hence, it is the task of this book to shed light on the introduction and trends in FinTech, blockchain and token sales.
Inclusive FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO hopes to dispel the many misconceptions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies (especially bitcoin, Initial Crypto-Token Offering or ICO), as well as the idea that businesses can be sustainable without a social dimension going forward. It is written for those who are looking for a switch from their career to something more meaningful and sustainable, as well as those who want a deeper understanding of where to search for business opportunities. Most important of all, this book seeks to change the mindset of a whole new generation that is familiar with digital economy and yearns for a more just and equitable world.
Contents: Overview of FinTech; Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency; Introduction to Initial
Crypto-Token Offering (ICO); The Characteristics of Token Investors; Blockchain: An Introduction;
Blockchain: A Technical Introduction; Inclusive FinTech; FinTech in Singapore; FinTech in ASEAN;
Regional Trends and FinTech Future;
Readership:Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals working in
financial institutions and on financial technology worldwide.
Systematic introduction and analysis of token sales, the investors and blockchain
Illustration on Financial Inclusion and Impact Investment that would be the sought-after
asset classes of the future
Insightful analysis on FinTech in ASEAN
The well-respected author team strike the ideal balance between the latest academic theory and real-world practice, making this the most applied SHRM textbook written in an eminently student-friendly format.
Practical, theoretical, global: provides thorough grounding in economic and international business theory complemented by cases, examples, and IB insights from a diverse range of companies and cultures.
- Provides a thorough grounding in economic and international business theory alongside other perspectives, including social anthropology, political economy and management.
- The multiple perspectives explored are synthesized by the overarching Global Factory framework developed by Peter J. Buckley to provide a coherent and accessible model for understanding how businesses operate globally.
- Complemented by engaging examples and extended cases from a wide range of countries and cultures, including emerging markets, to provide a truly international approach to international business.
- Examples and cases link to management practices prepare students for the challenges faced in the real world of business.
- Additional learning features, including IB challenges and topics for debate, encourage students to view international business through a critical lens.
- The accompanying online resources, which include extra case studies, tutorial activities, web links, student questions, and a comprehensive instructor’s manual, provide extensive support for lecturers and students.
About the Author(s)
- Peter J. Buckley, Professor of International Business and Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute, University of Leeds, Peter Enderwick, Professor of International Business, Auckland University of Technology, and Adam R. Cross, Professor of International Business and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, International Business School Suzhou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
- Peter J. Buckley is Professor of International Business, Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute, and Founder Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, UK. He is a Fellow of AIB, BAM, EIBA, the Academy of Social Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He was President of the Academy of International Business from 2002 to 2004 and Chair of the European International Business Academy from 2009 to 2012. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012 for services to higher education, international business and research, and elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2014.
- Peter Enderwick is a specialist in the field of international business. He is currently Professor of International Business at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. Between 1988 and 2004 he was Professor of International Management at the University of Waikato, Hamilton. He has held visiting positions at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business, Finland, the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Thammasat Business School, Bangkok and the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds. His research interests are in globalisation and labour, service sector multinationals, and large emerging markets, particularly China and India.
- Adam R. Cross is Professor of International Business and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). From 1996 to 2013 he worked in the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL). He has co-edited three books, and has contributed to more than thirty five book chapters and articles in internationally refereed journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, and Management International Review. His research focuses on the internationalisation of Asian multinational firms, and the cross-border licensing and management of intellectual property.
Table of Contents
Part One: Context and Rationale
1: Introduction to International Business
2: Theories of the International Firm
3: International Business in Context
4: International Trade Theory and the Firm
Part Two: The External Environment
5: The Institutional Dimension
6: The Political Dimension
7: The Societal Dimension
8: The Economic Dimension
Part Three: Managing the Global Factory
9: Foreign Operations Strategies
10: Corporate Social Responsibility
11: Marketing Strategies
12: International Production and Logistics Strategies
13: Global Innovation Management
14: Financial Management Strategies
15: Human Resources Management Strategies
16: Cross-cultural Management Strategies
17: Formulating the Strategic Response
18: Implementing the Strategic Response
The only text to provide an accessible and engaging overview of microeconomics without compromising on the technical level.
- A wealth of examples engage students and make the relevance of microeconomic theory to the real world crystal clear
- The maths appendix ensures that the technical knowledge students need at an advanced level is accessible to all
- Covers recent developments in behavioural economics and auctions in chapter 12
New to this edition
- The in-text examples have been enhanced for this edition: examples are now linked both through a given chapter, so that students can build up their understanding in a gradual way, and throughout the book, so that students can see how the same underlying concept applies in different areas.
- Thirty new topical examples highlight the relevance of microeconomic theory to real-world scenarios
- The maths appendix has been re-visited for clarity and accessibility
About the Author(s)
Frank Cowell, Professor of Economics, The London School of Economics
Table of Contents
2: The Firm
3: The Firm and the Market
4: The Consumer
5: The Consumer and the Market
6: A Simple Economy
7: General Equilibrium
8: Uncertainty and Risk
10: Strategic Behaviour
13: Government and the Individual
The most complete introduction for students looking for a briefer guide to strategic management, packed with real-life examples and an emphasis on the essential tools of analysis.
- Concise in format, but covering all the relevant material for one semester courses, this textbook provides students with all the essential concepts in a manageable format.
- A four-part structure and clear approach expertly guide students through the processes of strategic management from analysis, to formulation, and implementation.
- Contemporary, real-life examples and case studies from a diverse range of business situations illustrate how the core theories operate in practice, revealing the successes but also the pitfalls of different strategic approaches.
- Extensive online resources, clearly integrated with the book, provide additional material to further understanding and offer practical exercises on the key tools of analysis.
- A user-friendly writing style is complemented by a wealth of learning features, diagrams, and photos to make the subject clear for students and encourage them to actively engage in critique and analysis.
New to this edition
- New coverage of disruptive innovation, dynamic capabilities, and Blue Ocean Strategy, as well as additional frameworks such as economies and diseconomies of scale, the industry life cycle, and the VRIO framework complete an extensive update to this third edition.
- The unconventional workings of Ryanair, disruptive innovation at Netflix, and the plausibility of electric cars are just some of the new examples used in the Strategy in Focus boxes and Case Examples for this edition, which together examine the contemporary relevance of strategic management to the business world.
- The chapters in Part Two: Strategic Analysis, have been streamlined by incorporating coverage of organizational performance into Chapter 4 on the internal environment.
- Each chapter now features a single, longer, closing Case Example, fully author-written and unique to the book, demonstrating how companies like Novo Nordisk and Tesla, or strategic leaders such as Warren Buffett or Sir Martin Sorrell consider and apply strategic analysis, formulation, and implementation in real life.
- The online resources have been reorganized and updated, providing new questions, exercises, and case studies.
- The book has a new text design and new photos throughout, making it more appealing and engaging.
About the Author(s)
Anthony E. Henry, Teaching Fellow at Aston University Business School
Anthony E. Henry is a Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.
Table of Contents
Part One: What is Strategy?
1: What is Strategy?
Part Two: Strategic Analysis
2: Evaluating the Macro-environment
3: Industry Analysis
4: The Internal Environment: Value-Creating Activities
5: The Internal Environment: A Resource-Based View of Strategy
Part Three: Strategy Formulation
6: Business Strategy
7: Corporate Strategy
8: International Strategy
Part Four: Strategy Implementation
9: Organizational Structures and Strategic Change
10: Strategic Leadership
11: Corporate Governance
The most critical yet accessible introduction to work and organizational behaviour.
- Provides a concise introduction to organizational behaviour which is critical, yet accessible, in its approach, and ideal for those new to the subject.
- Challenges students to re-examine and question traditional views on organizational life and to use their analytical skills to further their own reading and research.
- Draws on a wide range of research, thereby introducing students to the rich and varied contributions that have advanced the study of organizational behaviour.
- Reflects the complexity of working life by focusing on key issues such as power, resistance, gender, well-being, and race.
- Diverse real-life examples in every chapter, including the surface acting of airline staff, sexual harassment at universities, and digital staff surveillance, demonstrate how the theory of organizational behaviour can apply in practice.
New to this edition
- New case studies and examples, on topics as varied as cross-cultural virtual teams, Leicester City Football Club, and size zero in the fashion industry, explore the reality of organizational behaviour in the contemporary workplace and society as a whole.
- New and increased coverage of ethical behaviour, sexual harassment, well-being, and the impact of social media.
- New diagrams of the most relevant theories aid understanding and facilitate visual learning.
- New questions and additional links to films and novels encourage engagement through reflection on the key issues and signpost to those issues at play in the popular media.
Fiona M. Wilson, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Fiona Wilson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Before moving to Glasgow, she worked at the University of St Andrews: first as a Lecturer, then as a Senior Lecturer. Previously, Fiona had been employed as a researcher at Manchester Business School and University of Bradford Management Centre. Fiona completed a PhD at Manchester Business School in 1986. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Table of Contents:
Approaching management critically
1: Setting the scene
2: Employees’ views of work
3: Managerial views of work
4: The rationality of management
5: Sexuality, sex typing, and gender
Classic organizational behaviour and the critique
10: Organizational learning
12: Teams and teamworking
14: All change?
The core of critical approaches
15: Managerial power and control
16: Organizational misbehaviour
17: Voluntary, not-for-profit, and alternative organizations
18: Health, well-being, emotion, and stress
Wiley’s 11th Hour Final Review Guide for 2018 Level I CFA Exam compacts all sixty readings tested on the 2018 CFA exam into one portable volume. Organized in order from Reading #1 to #60, this best-selling guide has helped thousands of candidates from over one-hundred countries pass the CFA exam. Designed to boil it all down to the crucial concepts, formulas and rules, this guide ensures candidates are familiar with the most important testable information. It’s difficult to go over multiple books in the last few weeks before the exam, so Wiley’s 11th Hour Review Guide does the work for you condensing each reading down to two- to five pages. Enter the exam room with confidence and reinforce your knowledge and preparation! This comprehensive guide complements Wiley’s CFA Study Guides sold separately but may be used with any review course. An effective, efficient study guide, this book prepares you to reach the next level in your career. The Eleventh Hour Review book is simply brilliant. Virtually every sentence it contains is testable it s an absolute must-have for every Level I candidate. – Ameer, UK The eleventh hour guide was a great help. – Konrad, South Africa “I used your eleventh hour guide and mock exams for the last bit of my studying and greatly enjoyed your material. Out of all of the exam prep material, I thought [yours] was the best.” – Thomas, USA “Thanks to the team for writing the most intelligent Chartered Financial Analyst material I have seen to date. The eleventh hour guide is absolute genius and proving very valuable at this stage of the revision process.” – Doug, UK
Weygandt′s Accounting Principles continues to provide students with a trusted and clear introduction to fundamental accounting concepts, which has made this best-selling text so popular. Helping students get the most out of their accounting course by making practice simple, the new edition continues to present the accounting cycle from a sole proprietor perspective, whilst providing the latest IFRS integration throughout (separate references to GAAP are made at the end of each chapter for courses where needed). To maximise student achievement a plethora of additional teaching and learning resources will be available including self-tests, exercises, templates, videos and more. Using metric units and companies with a more global feel, this new text is ideal for courses across the world.