I'm Glad My Mom Died
It Ends with Us
Verity
Ugly Love
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Awakening
The 6:20 Man
Wrong Place Wrong Time
November 9
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Gin Sisters' Promise
Portrait of an Unknown Woman

The Role of Labour Mobility and Informal Networks for Knowledge Transfer

The Role of Labour Mobility and Informal Networks for Knowledge Transfer
  • Author : Dirk Fornahl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-17
  • ISBN : 9780387231402
  • Detail : The purpose of this volume is to analyze the microfoundations of knowledge spillovers. The microeconomic analysis of spillovers leads to the insight that the spillover and flow of knowledge is not at all automatic. Instead, this volume suggests that a filter exists between knowledge and its economic application. The focus of this volume is on several key mechanisms that serve to reduce this filter and facilitate the flow of knowledge. In particular, the volume draws on an emerging literature identifying the role of knowledge spillovers to investigate significance of labor mobility and informal...

Creating Good Work

Creating Good Work
  • Author : R. Schultz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-14
  • ISBN : 9781137313522
  • Detail : Creating Good Work is a practical guide book, that recounts the stories of some of the most successful social entrepreneurial programs operating today, with real life examples of and how they overcame both physical and societal barriers to create a lasting impact on the world they encounter....

Low tech Innovation

Low tech Innovation
  • Author : Oliver Som
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • ISBN : 9783319099736
  • Detail : This book highlights the economic relevance of the so-called low-tech industries and firms. Non R&D intensive firms continue to be the economic backbone of several developed industrial countries. They form the core of National Innovation Systems and contribute significantly to growth and employment. However, due to their lack of R&D activity, they are easily overlooked in the general innovation debate. This book provides latest empirical findings on the current economic relevance and specific innovation strategies and management of non-R&D intensive firms in Germany. It discusses their future ...

Social Innovation

Social Innovation
  • Author : A. Nicholls
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780230367098
  • Detail : Focusing on social innovation broadly conceived in the context of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise in their global context this book is organised to address three of the most important themes in social innovation: strategies and logics, performance measurement and governance, and finally, sustainability and the environment....

Suborbital

Suborbital
  • Author : Erik Seedhouse
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-27
  • ISBN : 9783319034850
  • Detail : The nascent commercial suborbital spaceflight industry will soon open the space frontier to commercial astronauts, payload specialists, scientists and of course, tourists. This book describes the tantalizing science opportunities to be offered when suborbital trips become routine within the next 12 to 18 months. It describes the difference in training and qualification necessary to become either a spaceflight participant or a fully-fledged commercial suborbital astronaut and it describes the vehicles this new class of astronauts will use. Anticipation is on the rise for the new crop of commerc...

From Imagination to Innovation

From Imagination to Innovation
  • Author : A. Coskun Samli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • ISBN : 1461408547
  • Detail : It is impossible to measure the full economic and psychological benefits of the sewing machine, the polio vaccine, or the Internet. What we know is that these products have changed our lives for the better, generating net benefits well beyond the metric of corporate profits. As forces such as financial market volatility and fragmented markets demonstrate the fragility of the global economy, the imperative to develop products and services that contribute to the well-being of the many—rather than the few—is more pronounced than ever. In this book, A. Coskun Samli explores this imperative of ...

Social Innovation

Social Innovation
  • Author : A. Nicholls
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780230367098
  • Detail : Focusing on social innovation broadly conceived in the context of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise in their global context this book is organised to address three of the most important themes in social innovation: strategies and logics, performance measurement and governance, and finally, sustainability and the environment....

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Author : Luis Portales
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • ISBN : 9783030134563
  • Detail : Social entrepreneurship and social innovation both seek to improve the world through social change. Whereas social entrepreneurship revolves around the business side of change, social innovation focuses on the processes through which that change is generated. This textbook provides a comprehensive analysis of both topics, covering all the characteristics and elements of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, from a conceptual and practical perspective. The book has four sections: 1) Basics and concepts of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship; 2) Business models and generation ...

Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa

Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Author : Nasiru D. Taura
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07
  • ISBN : 9783030049249
  • Detail : This pioneering collection seeks to understand why and how some digital enterprises in Africa progress while others firms either stagnate or regress. Using a range of detailed case studies, it addresses the challenges and barriers that are in place and how some outstanding digital firms deal with operating in a hostile business environment. While digital platforms have created equal access for small businesses, many digital entrepreneurs in Africa continue to struggle with local environments replete with corruption, and other economic inefficiencies. The contributions move the debate forward b...

How to Commercialise Research in Biotechnology

How to Commercialise Research in Biotechnology
  • Author : Oliver Uecke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-04-29
  • ISBN : 9783834941343
  • Detail : ​Biotechnology is considered as a key technology of the 21st century with the potential to offer technological solutions for global health and resource-based problems. Oliver Uecke analyses how early stages of the innovation process in biotechnology can be effectively managed, with the aim to transfer an innovation from academia to industry. A mixed method approach is applied with a multiple case study approach to identify characteristics for effective management and with the method of discrete choice experiments/best-worst scaling to estimate the importance of these characteristics. This st...

Cross Cultural Knowledge Management

Cross Cultural Knowledge Management
  • Author : Manlio Del Giudice
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781461420897
  • Detail : Cross-cultural knowledge management, an elusive yet consequential phenomenon, is becoming an increasingly essential factor in organizational practice and policy in the era of globalization. In order to overcome culturally shaped blind spots in conducting research in different settings, this volume highlights how the structuring of roles, interests, and power among different organizational elements, such as teams, departments, and management hierarchies (each comprised of members from different intellectual and professional backgrounds), generates various paradoxes and tensions that bring into ...

The Business Plan

The Business Plan
  • Author : Gerald Schwetje
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-08-24
  • ISBN : 9783540752677
  • Detail : This book provides the essentials to write a successful business plan. The represented methods and best practices have been approved over many years in practice with many management consulting engagements. The book is beautifully structured, it has a pragmatic emphasis and an autodidactic approach. The reader gets acquainted with the skills and competencies as well as tools, required for the planning and development of the business plan project....