• Agricultural Use of Groundwater: Towards Integration Between by Cesare Dosi (auth.), Cesare Dosi (eds.)

    By Cesare Dosi (auth.), Cesare Dosi (eds.)

    Groundwater is endangered and polluted in numerous methods. Conservation and higher administration of this invisible source can be a key element of sustainable water regulations. this is often very true in parts, akin to many Mediterranean areas, that are already uncovered to shortage difficulties and that are more likely to event expanding festival among freshwater makes use of and clients. Agriculture is a crucial consumer of groundwater not just by way of abstractions, but in addition by way of new release and unlock of toxins. Agricultural regulations, routinely directed in the direction of different goals, are commencing to pay extra realization to environmental concerns. even if more advantageous tasks are required to lessen the strain upon groundwater assets and to accomplish a greater integration among agricultural and environmental guidelines.
    This e-book has been built from 3 workshops held as a part of the european Concerted motion SAGA, "Sustainable Agricultural Use of Aquifers in Southern Europe: Integration among Agricultural and Water administration rules" (FAIR5-CT97-3673). The Concerted motion and the workshops introduced jointly researchers operating in numerous yet complementary fields, as a way to get an image of the state-of-the artwork approximately interlinkages among agriculture and groundwater, in addition a serious assessment of different regulatory methods and coverage tools aimed toward enhancing groundwater management.

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  • The Multidisciplinary Pain Center: Organization and by Benjamin L. Crue Jr. (auth.), Jawahar N. Ghia (eds.)

    By Benjamin L. Crue Jr. (auth.), Jawahar N. Ghia (eds.)

    The discomfort center/clinic is within the degree of transition. It has come some distance on account that persistent discomfort was once a nonexistent entity and sufferers with tough soreness difficulties didn't obtain hard-earned realization or have been misplaced within the busy practices of vari­ ous forte clinics. Thirty-five years sooner than the remainder of us, John]. Bonica was once the 1st general practitioner who had a transparent imaginative and prescient of a ache center's strength. 20 years later, in line with loud public calls for for reduction of continual soreness, this concept was once placed into perform via a few others on a just a little greater scale. A staff of experts from a number of disciplines, educated within the administration of continual discomfort, now provide ways starting from uncomplicated outpatient care to inpatient medical institution­ ization for finished care together with drug cleansing, habit modi­ fication, and overall rehabilitation of those sufferers. Hospitals have entered this enviornment with renewed enthusiasm. The soreness center/clinic is now a longtime, ac­ cepted, and increasing approach to delivering deal with continual soreness sufferers. The chapters during this ebook are in keeping with examples of multidisciplinary tasks that deal comprehensively with administration of power ache. Aimed essentially on the discomfort center/clinic within the collage health center environment, this booklet levels from his­ torical views to present soreness facilities with their much less orthodox tools of re­ lieving continual soreness to the way forward for algology as a specialty.

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  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck

    By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck

    The ebook that indicates the right way to get the task performed and carry effects . . . even if you’re operating a whole corporation or on your first administration job.

    Larry Bossidy is among the world’s so much acclaimed CEOs, a guy with few friends who has a tune checklist for offering effects. Ram Charan is a mythical consultant to senior executives and forums of administrators, a guy with unheard of perception into why a few businesses are winning and others aren't. jointly they’ve pooled their wisdom and event into the single e-book on the way to shut the distance among effects promised and effects brought that individuals in company desire today.

    After an extended, stellar profession with basic electrical, Larry Bossidy reworked AlliedSignal into one of many world’s such a lot in demand businesses and was once named CEO of the 12 months in 1998 by way of Chief Executive journal. Accomplishments comparable to 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share progress of thirteen percentage or extra didn’t simply occur; they resulted from the constant perform of the self-discipline of execution: realizing how one can hyperlink jointly humans, process, and operations, the 3 middle techniques of each business.

    Leading those techniques is the true task of operating a company, no longer formulating a “vision” and leaving the paintings of sporting it out to others. Bossidy and Charan express the significance of being deeply and passionately engaged in a firm and why powerful dialogues approximately humans, procedure, and operations lead to a company in response to highbrow honesty and realism.

    The leader’s most crucial job—selecting and appraising people—is person who shouldn't ever be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy in my opinion makes the calls to envision references for key hires. Why? With the precise humans within the correct jobs, there’s a management gene pool that conceives and selects thoughts that may be completed. humans then interact to create a method construction block via construction block, a method in sync with the realities of undefined, the economic climate, and the contest. as soon as definitely the right humans and procedure are in position, they're then associated with an working method that ends up in the implementation of particular courses and activities and that assigns responsibility. this sort of potent working technique is going method past the common finances workout that appears right into a rearview reflect to set its ambitions. It places fact in the back of the numbers and is the place the rubber meets the line.

    Putting an execution tradition in position is tough, yet wasting it's easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was once requested via the board of administrators of Honeywell foreign (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to come back and get the corporate again on course. He’s been placing the guidelines he writes approximately in Execution to paintings in actual time.

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  • Markenmanagement: Der Brand Management Navigator — by Jörg Tropp

    By Jörg Tropp

    Bei der Einführung neuer Marken ist von Flopraten von bis zu ninety five% aller Fälle auszugehen. Und das trotz der Fülle des Informationsangebotes zur Positionierung von Marken und Ratschlägen zum Vermeiden der gängigsten Fehler. Die Folgerung liegt nahe, dass heute die Annahmen des traditionellen technokratischen Markenmanagements nur noch sehr eingeschränkt plausibel sind. Der wichtigste Grund liegt in der neuen Evolutionsstufe, auf der sich die Marke befindet. Marke und Kommunikation sind zu einer untrennbaren Einheit zusammengewachsen. Dadurch sind Markenentwicklungen schwer prognostizierbar und kaum noch gezielt steuerbar geworden. Die Konsequenz ist, dass sich das Markenmanagement in einer Neuorientierung befindet. Die Marke wird als ein Kommunikationsangebot an den Konsumenten und Kunden aufgefaßt, das kommunikative Anschlußhandlungen auslösen soll.
    Die Frage, die im Mittelpunkt des Buches steht, lautet entsprechend: Wie kann eine zeitgemäße Konzeption der Marke und ihres Managements aussehen, die einen Erklärungsansatz und einen Handlungsrahmen für den Umgang mit den aktuellen Problemen, Herausforderungen und Entwicklungen im Markenmanagement bietet?

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  • Datenbanksysteme: Konzepte und Management by Professor Dr. Joachim Niedereichholz, Dr. Gerhard Kaucky

    By Professor Dr. Joachim Niedereichholz, Dr. Gerhard Kaucky (auth.)

    Das Buch stellt wichtige Grundlagen heutiger DB-Technologiekonzepte dar und diskutiert deren Vor- und Nachteile. Die theoretischen Aspekte rationaler, hierarchischer und netzwerkartiger DB-Modelle werden anhand kommerzieller Datenbanksysteme mit der Praxis verknüpft. Wesentliche Kapitel befassen sich mit Einsatz und administration von Datenbanksystemen, wobei insbesondere auch auf Aspekte der employer, der DB-Administration und des Informationsmanagements eingegangen wird. Zielgruppe sind theorieinteressierte Praktiker, aber auch Wissenschaftler und Studenten der Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsinformatik, die hier eine kompakte und umfassende Abhandlung zu diesem Thema finden. Die sprachliche Ausgestaltung orientiert sich an dieser Zielgruppe.

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  • Management von internationalen HR Shared Service Centern: by Timm Eichenberg, Roland Bursy

    By Timm Eichenberg, Roland Bursy

    Welche Praktiken beim Aufbau und Betrieb von HR Shared carrier Centern (SSC) erfolgreich sind, wie traits sich entwickeln und was once professionelle most sensible perform auszeichnet, zeigt dieses Buch eindrucksvoll auf. So gilt es zu Beginn die richtigen Entscheidungen für ein internationales HR SSC zu treffen, den Umgang des Produktkataloges zu definieren, Schnittstellen zu anderen HR-Funktionen zu erarbeiten und die Verantwortungen von der abgebenden Konzerneinheit auf das HR SSC zu übertragen. Damit dieser anspruchsvolle Veränderungsprozess gelingt, ist es wichtig, dass alle Beteiligten, auch die Mitarbeiter und die dienstleistungsempfangende Belegschaft, von der Qualität des SSC überzeugt sind. Fundierte Beiträge aus Praxis und Wissenschaft, empirische Untersuchungen und Fallstudien beleuchten wirkungsvoll alle Facetten dieses Themas.

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  • Professionell managen: Kompetenz, Wissen und Governance im by Andreas Langer

    By Andreas Langer

    Im Rahmen eines sich verändernden Sozialstaates lässt sich ein doppelter Professionalisierungsprozess im Sozialmanagement feststellen: Einerseits deutet die Konjunktur und Nachfrage diverser Aus- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten im Sozial-, NPO- und New-Public-Management auf eine akademisch-wissenschaftliche Professionalisierung hin. Andererseits differenziert sich Leitung und Führung (Management) in öffentlichen und freien Trägern durch spezialisiertes Wissen, Kompetenz, Verantwortung und Aufgaben. Vor dem Hintergrund der qualitativ empirischen Studie „Professionelles Sozialmanagement zwischen Akademisierung und diakonischer Identität“ werden diese beiden Pole zu Perspektiven der Professionalisierung im Bereich des administration von Nonprofit-Organisationen untersucht. Professionelles administration ist Ausdruck, Ergebnis und Gestaltung moderner Profession(alität) sowie Teil der Konstitution professioneller Expertensysteme und sozialer Dienstleistungsstrukturen.

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  • Portfolio management with heuristic optimization by Dietmar G. Maringer

    By Dietmar G. Maringer

    Portfolio administration with Heuristic Optimization encompass elements. the 1st half (Foundations) offers with the rules of portfolio optimization, its assumptions, techniques and the restrictions while "traditional" optimization options are to be utilized. additionally, the elemental innovations of numerous heuristic optimization suggestions are offered in addition to examples of ways to enforce them for monetary optimization difficulties. the second one half (Applications and Contributions) includes 5 chapters, protecting various difficulties in monetary optimization: the effects of (linear, proportional and mixed) transaction expenditures including integer constraints and barriers at the initital endowment to be invested; the diversification in small portfolios; the influence of cardinality constraints at the Markowitz effective line; the results (and hidden hazards) of Value-at-Risk whilst used the proper chance constraint; the matter issue choice for the Arbitrage Pricing idea.

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