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Rethinking Gender Equality in Global Governance

Rethinking Gender Equality in ...

Fejerskov, Adam / Engberg-Pedersen, Lars / Cold-Ravnkilde, Signe Marie Noch nicht erschienen, Mai 2019

A very valuable and much needed book on a central element in the processes of social change: the construction and reconstruction of social norms as they move between global and local levels." -Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK "This book explores how gender equality norms are ever-evolving and argues convincingly that we cannot take their effectiveness, ...

136,00 CHF

Artificial Companion for Second Language Conversation

Artificial Companion for Second ...

Höhn, Sviatlana Noch nicht erschienen, Mai 2019

The research described in this book shows that conversation analysis can effectively model dialogue. Specifically, this work shows that the multidisciplinary field of communicative ICALL may greatly benefit from including Conversation Analysis. As a consequence, this research makes several contributions to the related research disciplines, such as conversation analysis, second-language acquisition, computer-mediated communication, and artificial intelligence. The book will be ...

150,00 CHF

Intelligent Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Intelligent Soil Management for ...

Nair, Prabhakaran Noch nicht erschienen, August 2019

This book conceptualizes a revolutionary idea based on a mechanistic-mathematical model in which the "Buffer Power" of the principal and problematic nutrients like phosphorus, potassium and zinc is quantified. This is achieved by using either a very sophisticated technique, electro-ultra-filtration, or a simple adsorption-desorption equilibrium technique, and by integrating the "Buffer Power" of the nutrient in question into the computations, ...

223,00 CHF

Flirting in the Era of #MeToo

Flirting in the Era ...

Bartlett, Alison / Clarke, Kyra / Cover, Rob Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2019

This book provides a contemporary review of the social practices and representations of flirting. In the wake of #MeToo, flirting has become entangled with stories of harassment and abuse that have generated both outrage and confusion. Nevertheless, this book argues that negotiating intimacy has always been an ambiguous social practice that can be risky and fraught, and examines how the ...

72,00 CHF

Bergson's Philosophy of Self-Overcoming

Bergson's Philosophy of Self-Overcoming

Kebede, Messay Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2019

This book proposes a new reading of Bergsonism based on the admission that time, conceived as duration, stretches instead of passes. This swelling time is full and so excludes the negative. Yet, swelling requires some resistance, but such that it is more of a stimulant than a contrariety. The notion of élan vital fulfills this requirement: it states the immanence ...

108,00 CHF

Yield Curves and Forward Curves for Diffusion Models of Short Rates

Yield Curves and Forward ...

Medvedev, Gennady A. Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2019

This book is dedicated to the study of the term structures of the yields of zero-coupon bonds. The methods it describes differ from those usually found in the literature in that the time variable is not the term to maturity but the interest rate duration, or another convenient non-linear transformation of terms. This makes it possible to consider yield curves ...

130,00 CHF

Technology-Driven Sustainability

Technology-Driven Sustainability

Vignali, Gianpaolo / Reid, Louise F. / Ryding, Daniella / Henninger, Claudia E. Noch nicht erschienen, August 2019

This book provides a critical overview of technologies that are used within the fashion industry and supply chain, with a special emphasis on how they engender sustainability and the circular economy. The chapters present contemporary case studies alongside new research on technologies such as 3D printing, 3D scanning and recycling technology to assess the effect they will have on the ...

165,00 CHF

Strategic Corporate Negotiations

Strategic Corporate Negotiations

Caputo, Andrea Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2019

Exploring the concept of win-win agreements, this book analyses how they pose an important challenge for entrepreneurs, managers and advisors involved in complex negotiations among firms. Providing an overview and discussion of existing literature, the author further develops a theoretical framework for analysing corporate negotiations, and illustrates how this can be implemented in real-life situations. This book presents an empirical ...

72,00 CHF

Hospital Transformation

Hospital Transformation

Burke, Derek / Godbole, Prasad / Cash, Andrew Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2019

This book discusses the factors that contribute to the success of hospitals from a theoretical, practical and operational perspective to allow hospital managers both clinical and non-clinical at all levels to achieve success via a turnaround process where necessary. A robust performance management framework is detailed to make this success sustainable. Case studies where appropriate support the relevant chapters. Chapters ...

165,00 CHF

Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery

Microneedles for Transdermal Drug ...

Singh Kochhar, Jaspreet / Tan Jia Yao, Justin / Kwang, Yee Chin / Kang, Lifeng Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2019

This monograph covers a novel technology to deliver drugs and cosmetics through the skin in a minimally invasive manner. Microneedles - a bed of miniaturized needles is one of the most studied topics in delivering actives through the skin barrier. This book enables readers to understand the delivery of ingredients through the skin, describes a novel and simple method to ...

179,00 CHF