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Dynamics of Large Structures and Inverse Problems

Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering Set – Volume 5

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Civil Engineering Structures According to the Eurocodes

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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

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Earthquake Occurrence

Short- and Long-term Models and their Validation

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The Chemostat

Mathematical Theory of Microorganims Cultures

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From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 2

Knowledge, Traceability and Decision

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First Hitting Time Regression Models

Lifetime Data Analysis Based on Underlying Stochastic Processes

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The Innovative Company

An Ill-defined Object

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Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities

Digital Humanities and Knowledge Construction

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Going Past Limits To Growth

A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter

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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management

Ethics in Social Networking and Business 1

Theory, Practice and Current Recommendations

Pierre Massotte, Consultant

This book, the first of two volumes dedicated to ethics in social networking and business, presents the notions, theories and practical aspects related to ethics, morale and deontology in our society.
Through a series of discussions and examples on topics ranging from complexity to evolution theories, the author provides an insight into why business ethics is essential for managing risks and unce...

August 2017

Going Past Limits To Growth

A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter

Patrick Corsi, Consultant

Growth is a dominant economic driver accounting for the wealth of nations and organizations alike. However, in the face of environmental pressures, widespread social and economic imbalance, and the reigning climate of uncertainty we are experiencing today, there is now a need for a viable interpretation of what growth really means.
In this book, the author redefines the limits to economic growt...

July 2017

The Innovative Company

An Ill-defined Object

Danièle Chauvel, SKEMA, France Stefano Borzillo, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western, Switzerland

The concept of innovation is the result of human activities carried out to produce a new product, service or something new that creates value. More recently, the idea of an innovative enterprise, organization or company has emerged, thanks to an increasing interest in innovation as an essential process in a variety of economic, technological and sociological contexts.
This book is part of a set o...

July 2017

Smart Decisions in Complex Systems

Pierre Massotte, Consultant Patrick Corsi, Consultant

Faced with ever-increasing complexity on a daily basis, the decision-makers of today are struggling to find the appropriate models, methods and tools to face the issues arising in complex systems across all levels of global operations.
Having, in the past, resorted to outdated approaches which limit problem-solving to linear world views, we must now capitalize on complexities in order to succeed ...

June 2017

Innovation, Between Science and Science Fiction

Smart Innovation Set - Volume 10

Thomas Michaud, Consultant

Fantasy and science fiction are both involved in the process of innovation in techno-scientific societies. Long regarded as a hindrance to rationality, and to science, science fiction has become the object of praise in recent decades.
Innovative organizations use science fiction to stimulate the creativity of their teams, and more and more entrepreneurs are using its influence to develop innov...

June 2017

Innovation Engines

Entrepreneurs and Enterprises in a Turbulent World

Edited by Dimitri Uzunidis, University of Lille, France Pierre Saulais, Consultant, France

In an uncertain economy where business risk is high, innovation is at the heart of business.
To understand the process of innovation, from the design and development of new products to the price of the creative dimension of the individual, studying the company and the organization is essential.
In new approaches to innovation, the entrepreneur and the company are defined by their skills. The...

May 2017

Building 21st Century Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Technology Set – Volume 2

Aude d’Andria, University of Évry Val d'Essonne, France Inés Gabarret, ESSCA School of Management, France

Entrepreneurship develops around the world in accordance to the
different cultural, political, economic and social contexts.
Governments promote entrepreneurship as a way to improve economic growth. As capitalism changes, entrepreneurship also changes.
This book describes some of the new profiles of entrepreneurs that are creating the entrepreneurial economy of the 21st Century. It presen...

May 2017

Current and Emerging Issues in the Audiovisual Industry

Diverse and Global Perspectives on Value Creation Set – Volume 1

Mercedes Medina, University of Navarra, Spain Mónica Herrero, University of Navarra, Spain Alicia Urgellés, University of Navarra, Spain

This book focuses on the challenges of competition in television broadcasting markets. The issues that arise with the transforming audiovisual industry are observed with a focus on audiences and consumers. The ideas collected here are the result of years of market observation, conversations with media managers and trend analysis. Although some of the examples provided come from the Spanish market,...

February 2017

International Specialization Dynamics

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 9

Didier Lebert and Hafida El Younsi, University Paris-Saclay, France

This book studies the dynamics of international industrial and technological specializations over the past 40 years by primarily focusing on two key structural analysis frameworks: the social network analysis and the economic dominance theory.
International Specialization Dynamics presents an overview of the globalization of trade of industrial goods from the end of the 20th Century. Structural...

February 2017

Reflexive Governance for Research and Innovative Knowledge

Responsible Research and Innovation Set – Volume 6

Marc Maesschalck, Université de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Too often, governance falls short of the ideals established through reflections on RRI. Yet, a reflexive governance model has emerged in recent years in scientific debates. This model tries to focus on the effects of actors’ commitment in shared cooperative actions so as to create the conditions for accumulating new knowledge through the collective experimentation of solutions. These reflexive mec...

February 2017

Location Strategies and Value Creation of International Mergers and Acquisitions

Ludivine Chalençon, Université Jean Moulin Lyon, France

The globalization of markets and changes in the economic environment are prompting companies to accelerate their international expansion through mergers and acquisitions. The research presented in this book is based on a sample of 395 mergers and acquisitions carried out by French companies worldwide. It has two components: (1) the study of the purchaser's choice to undertake operations in mature ...

February 2017

The Gamification of Work

The Use of Games in the Workplace

Emmanuelle Savignac, EHESS, France

Working organizations regularly use games for their training activities or communications in the workplace. The increasing use of serious games by businesses cannot obscure the use, for several decades, of “situation” games: role-playing, simulation and “scenarios” that support many training, learning, awareness and teambuilding sessions in companies. This use of social games, constantly renewed b...

January 2017

The Entrepreneur

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 8

Sophie Boutillier, University of Littoral Côte d’Opale, France Dimitri Uzunidis, University of Lille, France

The concept of the entrepreneur as a driver of innovation and a creator of wealth and employment has evolved over centuries, through theories which are outlined in this book and analyzed within their historical context.
Economists such as Cantillon, Say, Schumpeter, Audretsch, Casson and Baumol have studied the phenomenon of the entrepreneur since the 18th Century. The role it plays within societ...

December 2016

The Hermeneutic Side of Responsible Research and Innovation

Responsible Research and Innovation Set – Volume 5

Armin Grunwald, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Responsible research and innovation (RRI) has become an intensely debated concept for shaping future science, technology and innovation. This book is dedicated to the first steps of emerging RRI debates. Its main message is that the object of responsibility must be extended: beyond scrutinizing the responsibility for possible consequences of new science and technology in a more distant future. It ...

December 2016

Precautionary Principle, Pluralism and Deliberation

Science and Ethics

Bernard Reber, Sciences Po Paris (Political Research Center), France

This volume tackles the burden of judgment and the challenges of ethical disagreements, organizes the cohabitation of scientific and ethical argumentations in such a way they find their appropriate place in the political decision. It imagines several forms of agreements and open ways of conflict resolution that are very different compared with ones of the majority of political philosophers and pol...

December 2016

Collective Intelligence Development in Business

Patricia Bouvard and Hervé Suzanne, Horizon Performance Conseil

Diversity in business has always been a source of both benefits and challenges: “This person definitely has some good ideas, but I cannot work with them – they never see things in the same way!”.
Evidently, the expression of egos and of individual differences within a company can provoke a number of counter-productive issues, in a world where flexibility and efficiency are essential to performanc...

November 2016

Innovations and Techno-ecological Transition

Smart Innovation Set - Volume 7

Fabienne Picard, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté – UTBM Belfort, France Corinne Tanguy, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté – AgroSup Dijon, France

This book aims to present a systemic perspective on the techno-ecologic transition to a decarbonated society. The transition towards a low-carbon society is currently an important political, technological, economical and social issue. This transition implies a paradigmatic shift in energy production and energy consumption, in human interaction with natural resources. It questions the way of develo...

October 2016

Banking Governance, Performance and Risk-Taking

Conventional Banks Vs Islamic Banks

Faten Ben Bouheni, ISC Business School, Paris, France Chantal Ammi, TELECOM Business School, Paris, France Aldo Levy, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France

Development of emerging countries is often enabled through non-conventional finance. Indeed, the prohibition of interest and some other impediments require understanding conventional finance and Islamic finance, which both seek to be ethical and socially responsible.
Thus, comparing and understanding the features of Islamic banking and conventional banking, in a globalized economy, is fundamental...

September 2016

Security and Privacy in the Digital Era

Innovation and Technology Set – Volume 1

Claudine Guerrier, Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris, France

“The state, that must eradicate all feelings of insecurity, even potential ones, has been caught in a spiral of exception, suspicion and oppression that may lead to a complete disappearance of liberties.” (Mireille Delmas Marty, Libertés et sûreté dans un monde dangereux, 2010)
This book will examine the security/freedom duo in space and time with regards to electronic communications and techn...

August 2016

Knowledge Management and Innovation

Interaction, Collaboration, Openness

Pierre Barbaroux, French Air Force Research Centre Amel Attour, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France Eric Schenk, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Strasbourg, France

This book explores the relationships between knowledge management (KM) processes and innovation management.
The geographical extension of markets and intensification of competition have led firms to experiment with novel approaches to innovation. New organizational forms emerged in which firms collaborate with various stakeholders to create, absorb, integrate and protect knowledge. This book expl...

July 2016

Fab Labs

Innovative User

Laure Morel, University of Lorraine, France Serge Le Roux, University Lille-Nord, France

The digital economy is now expanding rapidly, and is starting to overturn the past achievements of the Industrial Revolution. Initially engaging in the world of services, it is now turning to the manufacture of objects. Just as microcomputing evolved from large scale computing to more personal use, and as the Internet left behind the world of armies and universities to become universal, industrial...

June 2016

Circular Economy, Industrial Ecology and Short Supply Chain

Smart Innovation Set - Volume 4

Delphine Gallaud, AgroSup Dijon, France Blandine Laperche, University Littoral-Côte d’Opale, France

In contrast to the linear “take-make-dispose” model of resource consumption, a new industrial model is proposed in the form of a circular economy. This model aims to optimize the use of resources and to reduce or eliminate waste, and is based on re-use, repair, ecodesign, industrial ecology, sustainable supply and responsible consumption.
Industrial ecology and short supply chains can contribute ...

May 2016

Corporate Takeover Targets

Acquisition Probability

Hicham Meghouar, National School of Commerce and Management of Settat, Morocco

The term “takeover”, of which the first form is mergers and acquisitions (M&A), refers to the transfer of control of a business from one group of shareholders to another. Considering the importance of this issue and the real drives behind takeovers, it has become imperative to identifying companies that are vulnerable to takeover by two types: tender offer and exchange offer.
This book thus prese...

April 2016

Sequencing Apple’s DNA

Patrick Corsi, Consultant Dominique Morin, Safran Group, Paris, France

This book aims to extract the “molecular genes” leading to craziness! Geniuses are the ones who are “crazy enough to think they can change the world” and boldly go where no one has gone before. Where no past habit and usage are available, there is no proof of viability, as nobody has done it yet, or even imagined it, and no roadmap for guidance or market study has come up with it.
The authors ca...

December 2015

Social Business and Base of the Pyramid

Levers for Strategic Renewal

Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, HEC Paris, France

This book analyzes how social business and base of the pyramid approaches allow companies to reinvent themselves, or in other words how they are the levers for strategic renewal.
It highlights the constraints and possible difficulties encountered in the process of corporate renewal, drawing on individual and collective restraints to outline the key themes for a company’s successful transition. ...

December 2015

Team Coordination in Extreme Environments

Work Practices and Technological Uses under Uncertainty

Cécile Godé, University Lumière Lyon 2, France

The development and coordination of managerial devices to help businesses cope with the numerous challenges they face have been the subject of many empirical analyses in recent years.
This books draws from these studies to answer the question of how to coordinate a team in extreme environments. Embracing a practice-based perspective, it identifies work practices and technological uses that improv...

December 2015

Innovation Capabilities and Economic Development in Open Economies

Smart Innovation Set - Volume 1

Vanessa Casadella, IUT de l’Oise, France Zeting Liu, University of Lille, France Dimitri Uzunidis, University of Lille, France

The Smart Innovation set presents topics linked to the technological, entrepreneurial, territorial and economic dynamics of innovation. It favors innovating approaches of actors who, through their behaviors, strategies and policies of smart innovation, modify economic models with a view to sustainable growth.
Apart from poverty and conflict, the consequences of technological advances, of the g...

October 2015

Operationalizing Sustainability

Pierre Massotte, Consultant Patrick Corsi, Consultant

The second of two books making up a comprehensive treatise on sustainability for a variety of academic and executive readers in all walks of post-modern activities.
Following on from the first book, in which the authors discuss the mechanisms underlying sustainability and the principles to be taken into account to define its technologies (in the etymological sense), this second book implements th...

October 2015

Hazardous Forecasts and Crisis Scenario Generator

Arnaud Clément-Grandcourt, Consultant Hervé Fraysse, Consultant

This book presents a crisis scenario generator with black swans, black butterflies and worst case scenarios. It is the most useful scenario generator that can be used to manage assets in a crisis-prone period as it gives more reliable values for Value at Risk (VaR), Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR) and Tail Value at Risk (TVaR).
The first chapter scrutinizes risk-oriented philosophy, forecast ris...

September 2015

Asset and Liabilities Management for Banks and Insurance Companies

Marine Corlosquet-Habart, University of West Brittany, Brest, France William Gehin, Consultant Jacques Janssen, Solvay Business School, Brussels, Belgium Raimondo Manca, University of Roma, Italy

In the current financial climate, Asset and Liability Management (ALM) has become a cornerstone of Risk Management for banks and insurance companies. ALM constitutes a continuous management process that supplies financial strategies to firms for management of their assets and liabilities. This method aims to aid companies in achieving their financial goals within predefined constraints and underst...

August 2015

Sustainability Calling

Underpinning Technologies

Pierre Massotte, Consultant Patrick Corsi, Consultant

This book discusses the key concepts that underpin the drive towards global sustainability in today’s complex world.
Based around the notion of transformative research, the authors propose novel social, economic and political concepts to favor new paradigms in the natural sciences, engineering and education. They argue for integrating interdisciplinarity, evolution and optimization principles, w...

August 2015

Competitive Quality and Innovation

Pierre Maillard, Consultant

Today, innovation is at the heart of the societal issues of our civilization. All of our hopes of being able to find solutions to solve our problems, or satisfy our ambitions, rest on innovation.
However, paradoxically, innovation is destabilizing, becoming less and less appealing, and has tobe installed into increasingly complex systems.
The risk of failure is thus growing.
The aim of this boo...

June 2015

Strategic Decisions and Weak Signals

Anticipation for Decision-making

Humbert Lesca, Pierre Mendés-France University, Grenoble, France Nicolas Lesca, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France

The study of the exploitation of weak signals in organizational strategy is a tricky business, and one which has only been practiced in organizations surprisingly recently. The concepts involved are relatively numerous, and the definitions given for such concepts may well vary from one author to the next. The real-world application of these concepts is rarely touched on in the existing body of lit...

April 2014

VaR Methodology for Non-Gaussian Finance

FOCUS Series in Finance, Business and Management

Marine Habart-Corlosquet, University of West Brittany, Brest, France Jacques Janssen, Solvay Business School, Brussels, Belgium Raimondo Manca, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy

With the impact of the recent financial crises, more attention must be given to new models in finance rejecting “Black-Scholes-Samuelson” assumptions leading to what is called non-Gaussian finance. With the growing importance of Solvency II, Basel II and III regulatory rules for insurance companies and banks, value at risk (VaR) – one of the most popular risk indicator techniques plays a fundament...

April 2013

Decision-Making and Action

Jean-Charles Pomerol, UPMC, France

Making a decision, of any importance, is never simple. On the one hand, specialists in decision theory do not come within the reach of most policy makers and, secondly, there are very few books on pragmatic decision that are not purely anecdotal. In addition, there is virtually no book that provides a link between decision-making and action. This book provides a bridge between the latest results i...

August 2012

UCITS Handbook

Edited by Christian Szylar, Marshall Wace LLP

The goal of this Handbook on UCITS is to provide a one-stop source for investors and asset managers, service providers, students, researchers, and practitioners to learn the necessary knowledge and analytical skills they need when setting up, managing and monitoring a UCITS fund. This handbook intends to introduce systematically recent developments in different areas of UCITS through a multi-disci...

June 2012

Innovation Ecosystems

Eunika Mercier-Laurent, IAE Lyon, France

The capacity to innovate is a fundamental resource for organizations as well as the true wealth of a society. To contribute fully to the prosperity of an organization, region or country, the innovation process - which is not only technology-based - requires the implementation of knowledge dynamics between domains that are often treated in isolation. This dynamic is based on a synergy between human...

October 2011

Weak Signals for Strategic Intelligence

Anticipation Tool for Managers

Humbert Lesca, Pierre Mendès France University, Grenoble, France Nicolas Lesca, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France

The expression: "We did not see it coming!" has often been heard in recent years from decision makers at the highest levels of responsibility in the private and public sectors. Yet there were actually early (warning) signals, but they were often ignored or not used due to a lack of appropriate methodology. To avoid such blind spots, this book provides answers to the question "how to anticipate".

September 2011

Environmental Scanning and Sustainable Development

Edited by Nicolas Lesca, IAE, Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble

This book explores the relationship between strategic scanning and sustainable development. It questions the utility, characteristics and implementation of sustainable scanning, in other words orientated towards sustainable development.
The first six chapters explore the concepts and characteristics of the notion of sustainable scanning. These chapters all offer answers to the questions: “what is...

May 2011

Risk Management under UCITS III/IV

New Challenges for the Fund industry

Christian Szylar, Marshall Wace LLP

The purpose of this book is to show how asset managers, fund administrators, management companies and risk departments can satisfy the financial regulators in Europe that they have adequate risk monitoring procedures in place for the funds they manage or administer. The book will explain all the requirements for risk management under the new UCITS III regime as well as the universe of financial in...

April 2010

Sustainable Development in the USA

Jean-Marc Zaninetti, University of Orleans, France

After the Second World War, a way of life widely adopted by many in the United States of America, based on unlimited consumption of land, goods and energy, was seen as a model for the entire world. Nowadays, this expansionist model is reaching its limit.
This book attempts to present a comprehensive study of the geographical basis of American population centers. This approach is especially relev...

June 2009

Business Intelligence

Evaluation and Impact on Performance

Corine Cohen, International University of Monaco

Effective Strategic Intelligence (SI) is vital for organizations in an international context of instability, complexity and intense competition.
Following a long process of qualitative, quantitative and empirical research next to SI experts and large companies, this book proposes a way to improve SI and its impact on the performance of an organization.
From an exploration, description and evalua...

May 2009

The Marketing of Technology Intensive Products and Services

Driving Innovations for Non-Marketers

Patrick Corsi, KINNSYS, Brussels, Belgium Mike Dulieu, Ashcroft Associates, London, UK

This book provides the basic models applicable to, and the applicable methods for, the profitable use and marketing of advanced technology. It provides a guide to developing and administering marketing plans, conducting market research, searching for and managing partners, tapping capital for innovation, scoping adequate pricing methods, managing intellectual property rights, and selling and distr...

November 2008

Evolving Corporate Structures and Cultures in Asia

The Impact of Globalization

Edited by Sam Dzever, Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France Jacques Jaussaud, IAE – Université de Pau, France Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Univeristy of Limerick, Ireland

This edited collection represents a selection of the papers presented at the 13th annual Euro-Asia Research Conference held on June 1 and 2, 2007 at the National University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan. The focus of the book, as the title suggests, provides an analysis of the impact of globalization on corporate structures and cultures in Asia. Within this broad theme different perspectives are exa...

November 2008

Global Consumer Behavior

Edited by Chantal Ammi, INT Evry, France

Globalization is a leading force for industry worldwide, especially the new technology sector. This presents both problems and opportunities in the emergence of a new type of consumer and the effects of globalization on industry in terms of culture, economics, marketing and social issues at every scale from local to global. The main aim of the book is to enhance the reader’s knowledge – especially...

March 2007

Innovation Engineering

the power of intangible networks

Edited by Patrick Corsi, KINNSYS, Brussels, Belgium Hervé Christofol, Angers University, France Simon Richir, ENSAM, Angers, France Henri Samier, ISTIA Innovation, Angers, France

This title explores the issue of innovation engineering, a feature that is essential to the continuation of growth and development in the commercial world. The book is divided into three parts: Part I discusses the historical basis of innovation, noting that diversity rests upon a duality between concepts in theory and applications put into practice, as well as discussing how innovation has result...

October 2006

Trends in Enterprise Knowledge Management

Edited by Imed Boughzala, Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France Jean-Louis Ermine, Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France

Knowledge Management (KM) encompasses a wide range of tools and methods that are at the heart of the information and communication society and provide solutions that rely as much on organization as on technology. This title brings together contributions from authors from a range of countries who are recognized as leading figures in this field, both in an academic and a practical sense. It describe...

March 2006

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