Category Archives: Systems & Planning

Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice

This book presents the state-of-the-art of reliability engineering, both in theory and practice. It provides design guidelines for reliability, maintainability, and software quality. This is a textbook establishing a link between theory and practice, with a large number of tables, … Continue reading

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Innovation performance accounting: Financing Decisions and Risk Assessment of Innovation Processes

For successful innovation in business the responsible managers need a consistent view of the individual processes as well as an assessment of key projects in all phases of the development. Generating new ideas, fast examination of its feasibility requires skilled … Continue reading

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Strategic Learning: How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition and Turn Key Insights into Competitive Advantage

How to use Strategic Learning to rapidly respond to change and gain a sustainable advantage over your competitors What’s even harder than creating a breakthrough strategy? Making it stick. As companies are fighting to survive in a tough economy, this … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art

In 1984, R. Edward Freeman published his landmark book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, a work that set the agenda for what we now call stakeholder theory. In the intervening years, the literature on stakeholder theory has become vast and … Continue reading

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Metagraphs and Their Applications (Integrated Series in Information Systems)

This book details metagraph theory and its applications. It begins by defining a metagraph and its uses, which allow for the representation and analysis of more complex systems. The first part of the book develops the theoretical results with an … Continue reading

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Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Sigma: Statistical Quality Control and Design of Experiments and Systems

The Toyota Production System, or lean production, has long been regarded as critical to business success in many industries. Over the last ten years, instruction in six sigma has been increasingly linked with learning about the elements of lean production. … Continue reading

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The Myths of Innovation

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Innovate the Future: A Radical New Approach to IT Innovation

A Proven, Step-by-Step Method for Consistently Creating Revolutionary Products, Services, and Processes When it comes to entering, creating, or dominating markets, disruptive innovation is the most powerful tool you have. Unfortunately, most companies find disruptive innovation difficult to achieve and … Continue reading

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Irresistible! Markets, Models, and Meta-Value in Consumer Electronics

“The consumer electronics world sets a blistering pace for innovation, and anyone hoping to keep up-or take the lead-should read this book. Insightful and comprehensive, it maps out the industry terrain, and then points the way toward opportunities that lie … Continue reading

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Flexible Shift Planning in the Service Industry: The Case of Physicians in Hospitals (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems)

The book presents new ideas to model and solve the flexible shift planning problem of personnel workers in the service industry. First, a new modeling approach is proposed that requires shifts to be generated implicitly rather than employing a predefined … Continue reading

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