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Theory of Constraints: Creative Problem Solving

Umesh P. Nagarkatte, Nancy Oley
December 07, 2017

This book was written to assist professionals and students to become proactive in their own education, improve thinking, resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts, improve pedagogy, manage departmental affairs and guide administrative decisions. The text captures the practical experience of the...

Research Analytics: Boosting University Productivity and Competitiveness through Scientometrics

Francisco J. Cantu-Ortiz
October 26, 2017

The growth of machines and users of the Internet has led to the proliferation of all sorts of data concerning individuals, institutions, companies, governments, universities, and all kinds of known objects and events happening everywhere in daily life. Scientific knowledge is not an exception to...

Crisis in Higher Education: A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution

Mark A. Vonderembse
October 19, 2017

While many students, parents, educators, and organizations who hire their graduates hold US universities in high regard, the cost of higher education has risen much faster than the rate of inflation. High costs, in turn, have severely limited access to higher education for large portions of the US...

Data Analytics Applications in Education

Jan Vanthienen, Kristof De Witte
September 27, 2017

The abundance of data and the rise of new quantitative and statistical techniques have created a promising area: data analytics. This combination of a culture of data-driven decision making and techniques to include domain knowledge allows organizations to exploit big data analytics in their...

Big Data and Analytics Applications in Government: Current Practices and Future Opportunities

Gregory Richards
September 14, 2017

Government organizations are no different than private organizations when it comes to ensuring the delivery of value for money. Managers and politicians alike seek to do the best they can often do with limited budgets as they work in an environment characterized by rapidly changing external...

Financial Literacy Education: Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs

Jay Liebowitz
September 01, 2017

Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates...

Enterprise Sustainability: Enhancing the Military’s Ability to Perform its Mission

Dennis F.X. Mathaisel, Joel M. Manary, Clare L. Comm
June 16, 2017

Military supply chains are unique because what is supplied to the end user is routinely returned to the supply chain for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Offering a blueprint for transforming military depot workload and processes into those of high-performance commercial facilities,...

Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success

Nadine M. Finigan-Carr
March 06, 2017

The linkages between a student’s health and a student’s ability to learn have been well established. Children who are sick stay home; and, children at home cannot learn if they are not in school leading to increased dropout rates among other educational outcomes. However, an understanding of this...

Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment

Feng Hao, Peter Y. A. Ryan
December 13, 2016

Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment captures all major developments in electronic voting since 2003 in a real-world setting. It covers three broad categories: e-voting protocols, attacks reported on e-voting and new developments on the use of e-voting. This book explores...

Culture Matters: Decision-Making in Global Virtual Teams

Norhayati Zakaria
November 18, 2016

Global virtual teams (GVTs) have evolved as a common work structure in multinational corporations due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The cultural differences can produce great benefits in terms of perspective, creativity, and innovation, but can also exacerbate interpersonal...

Technological Advances in Interactive Collaborative Learning

Nia Alexandrov, Raul Ramirez Velarde, Vassil Alexandrov
November 16, 2016

Exploring the latest developments in the technology and pedagogy of higher education, Technological Advances in Interactive Collaborative Learning presents information technology-oriented educational programs for the next generation of scientists and researchers. It highlights the importance of...

Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government

David A. Holdstock
September 28, 2016

This "how-to" book on planning and managing GIS within local government describes and details the key components of a successful enterprise, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic planning process an organization must undertake prior to GIS implementation. The heart of the book is...

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