CIO Perceptions of Innovative Technology Adoption:Dispelling some of the myths in a University System Russell Michael
Discover everyday habits and exercises to overcome failure and achieve success How many times did you fail and gave up out of frustration or discouragement? How often does failure ruin your resolve and send you back to square one, only to fail over and over again, with little hope anything will ever change? This book, Innovative Visualisation: The Power of Mind Perception, reveals what failure really is and how to deal with it in a constructive way that will help you achieve success. Great things don´t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen? The answer may surprise you: Innovative Visualisation. This book will help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world´s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097943/bk_acx0_097943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK. JENNY BARNETT is a Senior Lecturer and key researcher in the Centre for Studies in Literacy, Policy and Learning Cultures, University of South Australia JONATHAN G. BAYLEY is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada JILL BOURNE is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland PETER CRISP has lived and taught in China and Hong Kong for the last 25 years, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for 22 of those years JOAN CUTTING is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland KATHY DURKIN is at the Media School, Bournemouth University, UK QING GU is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK JANE JACKSON is Professor in the English Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong DIVYA JINDAL-SNAPE is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, Scotland DANNY LEUNG is currently assistant professor and director of the MA Programme in Applied English Linguistics, Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong XIUPING LI holds several posts related to Chinese as a Second Language (L2) and Foreign Language (CFL), including Language Instructor at Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK MEIHUA LIU is associate professor of English, Department of Foreign Languages, Tsinghua University, China HEATHER PARRIS-KIDD is an ESL professional with over 15 years experience throughout Asia, Europe and Australia NICK PILCHER is a Lecturer in In-session English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland GILLIAN SKYRME is a lecturer in linguistics, second language teaching and English for Academic Purposes, School of Language Studies, Massey University, New Zealand PHIONA STANLEY is a lecturer in Academic Development at the University of South Australia KEITH TOPPING is Professor of Educational and Social Research, School of Education, University of Dundee, Scotland CYNTHIA WHITE is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Language Studies, Massey University, New Zealand SHIJING XU is an Affiliated Research Associate at the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada TIANSHU ZHAO is an Associate Professor of School of Foreign Languages at Shenyang Normal University, China YI ZHOU is at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada YUEFANG ZHOU is a Research Fellow in the Bute Medical School, University of St Andrews, Scotland
This book presents a new and innovative approach to understanding the dynamics of international climate change negotiations using India as a focal point. The authors consider Indias negotiating position at multilateral climate negotiations and its focus on the notion of equity and its new avatar climate justice. This book delves into the medias representation of India as a rural economy, a rising industrial power, a developing country, a member of the 5 emerging economies (BRICS), and a country with severe resource security issues, in order to examine the diverse and at time divergent narratives on Indias national identity in the context of policy formulation. Those researching such diverse fields as international development, politics, economics, climate change, and international law will find this book offers useful insights into the motivations and drivers of a nations response to climate change imperatives. Samir Saran is Vice President at the Observer Research Foundation, India. He is honorary Director of the centre for peace and conflict studies at the Sardar Patel Police University (SPUP) and faculty at a number of other schools and programs. His research interests include: the representation of Islam and mediation of radicalism, climate change, internet governance and cyber security, and the emergence of BRICS in the international order. Aled Jones is Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. His research focusses on the finance sector and government and how they will respond to the impacts of global resource trends and climate change.
This book reflects the current thinking and research on how consumers perception of product risks and benefits affects their behavior. It provides the scientific, regulatory and industrial research community with a conceptual and methodological reference point for studies on consumer behavior and marketing. The contributions address various aspects of consumer psychology and behavior, risk perception and communication, marketing research strategies, as well as consumer product regulation. The book is divided into 4 parts: Product risks; Perception of product risks and benefits; Consumer behavior; Regulation and responsibility. Gerard Emilien is a Clinician whose research interest is focused in Neuropharmacology, Neuropsychiatric diseases and Psychology. A University graduate of Liege University, Belgium, he completed a Diploma in Clinical Neurology from University College London. Gerard is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians from UK (Glasgow and Edinburg). He started his clinical research career in the department of Pharmacology at Liege University before he moved to clinical research in Pharma. With his clinical research background in academia (Visiting Professor in Neurology from Louvain University) and Pharmaceutical industry, he has authored several books and scientific papers in the behavioral sciences & Neuropsychiatry in peered review journals. Gerard was also Project Director in Clinical Neuroscience for Pfizer for 16 years where he was responsible for CNS projects and was involved in 3 successful global Marketing Authorization dossiers. Rolf Weitkunat joined PMI in 2005, after being a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health and Epidemiology of the Medical Faculty of the University of Munich, Germany, from 1993 on. Habilitation (assistant professor/state doctorate) in biometry and epidemiology in 2001. Previously (1990-1992) working in the biostatistics department of a clinical research organization and as a post doc at the University of Munich. Primary academic training in clinical psychology and neurophysiology, University of Tübingen, Germany (doctorate in psychology in 1987). Currently lecturing epidemiology at the universities of Munich (Germany) and Fribourg (Switzerland). Areas of research include smoking and health, behavioral and social epidemiology, statistical computing, signal processing, meta-analysis methods, and others. Various publications include books on signal processing, statistical computing and methods and concepts of behavioral and social epidemiology, as well as articles in peer-review journals. Frank Lüdicke joined Philip Morris International as Director of Product Assessment, within PMIs Research & Development division. In this role Frank leads the preclinical and clinical team for the development of innovative tobacco products as part of the Product Assessment and Scientific Substantiation program (PASS). After obtaining his medical degree 1988 in Berlin, Germany and his medical thesis done at the Max-Planck Institute, Freiburg, Germany, Frank joined Schering AG, Berlin as Clinical Researcher in the field of endocrinology. He received his postgraduate training and hold the position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Geneva, Switzerland. In this role he successfully raised funds and carried out several clinical and preclinical research projects. Frank has served as scientific advisor to the WHO for Reproductive Health in Eastern Europe and has co/authored more than 30 peer reviews publications. Prior to this appointment, Frank served as Clinical Program Leader at Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals and headed global clinical development teams in the field of oncology.
Countless attempts at analyzing Russias actions focus on Putin to understand Russias military imbroglio in Ukraine, hostility towards America, and disdain of Gayropa. This book invites its readers to look beyond the man and delve into the online lives of millions of Russians. It asks not the question of what the threats are to Russias security, but what they are perceived to be by digital Russia. The author examines how enemy images are manufactured, threats magnified, stereotypes revived, memories implanted and fears harnessed. It looks at the legacy of the Soviet Union in shaping discussions ranging from the Ukraine crisis to the Pussy Riots trial, and explores the complex inter-relation between enemy images at the governmental level and their articulation by the general public. By drawing on the fields of international relations, memory studies, visual studies, and big data, this book addresses the question of why securitization succeeds - and why it fails. Security theory meets the visual turn and goes to Russia, where old tsarist and Soviet tropes are flooding the internet in support of Putins neo-tsarism. A magical mystery tour that comes recommended. Iver B. Neumann, author of Russia and the Idea of Europe The novelty of her approach is in going beyond the traditional top down perspective and capturing the receptivity and contribution of various social groups to securitized discourses. Andrei P.Tsygankov, author of Russias Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity. When do scary proclamations of security threats attract an audience? When does securitization work? Security Threats and Public Perception combines in-depth analysis of the Ukraine Crisis in the Russian digital media with discourse theory to make an innovative argument about how and when people believe that they are insecure. A must read! Laura Sjoberg, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Florida, USA Elizaveta Gaufman received her PhD in political science from the University of Tübingen. Elizaveta is working on the intersection of political science, media studies and semiotics, combining international relations theory with other fields of study. She has published on migration, nationalism, sexuality, new media and the crisis in Ukraine.
Masters Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 2,0, University of Hamburg, language: English, abstract: The focus of this thesis is on the grocery retail market and more specifically on the store´s private labels. It is interesting to analyse this area because of the strong competition between products and the way customers assess quality to the different items in such a context. Research shows that private label brands suffer from a low quality image compared with national brands. The main reason for such a bad quality perception is not so much linked with the ingredients quality, but rather with the poor private label product image itself. Based on the situation outlined above, the objective of this master thesis is the development of an appropriate strategy in order to increase grocery private labels quality perception. This work studies four different issues: The customer´s evaluation of product quality, the identification and analysis of the causes of the low store labels quality image, the comparison between national and store brands, and the relevance of Price, Country of Origin, Package and Brand in product excellence evaluation. There is a long history of research that demonstrates that consumers frequently use extrinsic cues to infer product quality. Therefore, managements strategy to target the most price-elastic shoppers by discounting their store brands and investing low resources on extrinsic cues like brand, package and advertisement may actually not be the right decision. National brands can claim a much more successful brand image in comparison with store brands. They are perceived by the customers as better brands and are seen as more reliable, trusted, higher quality, innovative, and exciting. To the contrary, consumers view store brands as approachable and strongly associate them with value, but do not think of them as distinctive, authentic, daring, or innovative. On this regard, the development of a premium store brand, characterized by high quality and innovative design, can represents a source of channel power, improved retail image, customer loyalty and differentiation, as well as mean to improve the customer´s quality perception of the product. In order to develop such store brands, it is analysed the influence that price, country of origin, package and brand have on the customer´s perception of product quality.
This book brings the visual dimension of environmental crimes and harms into the field of green criminology. It shows how photographic images can provide a means for eliciting narratives from people who live in polluted areas - describing in detail and from their point of view what they know, think and feel about the reality in which they find themselves living. Natali makes the argument for developing a visual approach for green criminology, with a single case-study as its central focus, revealing the importance of using photo elicitation to appreciate and enhance the reflexive and active role of social actors in the symbolic and social construction of their environmental experiences. Examining the multiple interactions between the images and the words used to describe the socio-environmental worlds in which we live, this book is a call to open the eyes of green criminology to wider and richer explorations of environmental harms and crimes. An innovative and engaging study, this text will be of particular interest to scholars of environmental crime and cultural, green and visual criminologies. Lorenzo Natali holds a PhD in Criminal Law and Criminology and is currently a post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. His research focuses on violent crime, symbolic and radical interactionism, green criminology, and qualitative and interdisciplinary approaches, including visual methodologies. He is the author of Green Criminology: Prospettive Emergenti sui Crimini Ambientali (Torino: Giappichelli).
In the face of increasing failures, comments attributed to Albert Einstein loom large: We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. There is a pervasive feeling that any attempt to make sense of the current terrain of complex systems must involve thinking outside the box and originating unconventional approaches that integrate organizational, managerial, social, political, cultural, and human aspects and their interactions. This textbook offers research-based models and tools for diagnosing and predicting the behavior of complex techno-socio-economic systems in the domain of critical infrastructures, key resources, key assets and the open bazaar of space, undersea, and below-ground systems. These models exemplify emblematic models in physics, within which the critical infrastructures, as well as society itself and its paraphernalia, share the profile of many-body systems featuring cooperative phenomena and phase transitions - the latter usually felt as disruptive occurrences. The book and its models focus on the analytics of real-life-business actors, including policy-makers, financiers and insurers, industry managers, and emergency responders. Adrian V. Gheorghe is a professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and the Batten Endowed Chair in System of Systems Engineering at the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Power Engineering, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute (Bucharest, Romania), an MBA from Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania), an M.Sc. in Engineering Economics from Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, (Bucharest, Romania) and a Ph.D. in Systems Science/Systems Engineering from City University (London, U.K.) He is an editor for several international scientific journals and a member of numerous scientific boards. He has published several books, including Emergency Planning Knowledge (VdF Verlag, 1996), Critical infrastructures at risk: Securing the European electric power system (Springer, 2006), and Critical infrastructures: Risk and vulnerability assessment in transportation of dangerous goods - Transportation by road and rail (Springer, 2016). Dan V. Vamanu is a senior researcher at Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Bucharest, Romania). He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (1978). He originally worked in the field of quantum theory of solids, publishing on elementary excitations - phonons and magnons in thin films and impure crystals. He co-authored a review on thin magnetic films in the American Encyclopedia Solid State Physics (vol. 27, Academic Press), and the book- Emergency Planning Knowledge (VdF Verlag, 1996), Integrated Risk and Vulnerability Management Assisted by Decision Support Systems: Relevance and Impact on Governance (Springer, 2005) and Critical Infrastructures at Risk: Securing the European Electric Power System (Springer, 2006). Polinpapilinho F. Katina is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering and an adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Technology, an M.Eng. in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management/Systems Engineering from the same university. He received additional training at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). He is a guest editor and has written more than 60 scholarly publications, as well as two books: Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance (Springer, 2014) and Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Transportation by Road and Rail (Springer, 2016). Roland Pulfer is the founder and strategy officer of Action4Value GmbH (Kirchseelte, Germany). He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and is active in various roles for innovative software companies in the areas of enterprise digitization, holistic search technology, cyber defence, and conformance monitoring. Dr. Pulfer is a member of the Technical Supervisory Board for Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). His book publications include: Business (re-) engineering: Best Practices: The TopEaseTM Approach (2001) and Control Your Business: The Balance between Principles and Pragmatism
Resilience is a multi-faceted phenomenon-it encompasses personal, interpersonal, and community experiences. Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience reviews the current research, and details differing levels and approaches to resilience. On a micro-level, the book specifies how to develop appropriate coping strategies, maintain cognitive flexibility, and identify, label, and share feelings before acting upon them. On a macro-level, it defines and explores environmental resilience, social resilience, community resilience, and family resilience and how utilizing healthy family and relationship support during critical times of trauma, as well as relying upon the bond of communities and a shared experience, can increase and enhance healing. It provides practical, specific applications for use in practice, and ends with implications for future research. Explores aspects of resilience within the individual, community, and environment Outlines critical factors that allow people to not just survive, but to thrive Addresses the crucial role of the family in the development of resilience Reflects upon the need for resilience as a clinician, and how to achieve it Darlyne G. Nemeth, Ph.D., M.P., M.P.A.P., an accomplished clinical, medical, and neuropsychologist, has a broad-spectrum practice at the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana (NCLA). Dr. Nemeth was among the first medical psychologists in Louisiana to obtain prescriptive authority. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and served on the APA Council of Representatives for two terms 2010-2016. Dr. Nemeth served as one of the World Council for Psychotherapys (WCP) United Nations (UN) Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO) Delegates for 10 years and was Vice President for the U.S. Chapter of WCP for 3 terms. She is currently serving as WCPs Co-Secretary General. As an expert in group dynamics, Dr. Nemeth has been nationally and internationally recognized for her Hurricane Anniversary Wellness Workshops, which were offered to the victims/survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the summer of 2006. The results of these workshops were presented at the 2013 Meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) in New Orleans, LA. Anniversary Wellness Workshop Training Programs were also conducted in China at the 2008 WCP Meeting and in Australia at the 2011 WCP Meeting. In August, 2014, Dr. Nemeth gave the Keynote Address on Psychological Leadership in the Event of Environmental Trauma at the WCP Meeting in Durban, South Africa. In, 2016, South Louisiana experienced a Great Flood causing thousands to be displaced. Emotional Resiliency Workshops were developed and conducted by Dr. Nemeth, who is also an Environmental Psychologist, to help children, adolescents, and adults coping with this major disaster. In March, 2003, Dr. Nemeth was the lead author on a book titled, Helping Your Angry Child published by New Harbinger. She served as the Lead Editor for the 2012 book, Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet, published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger, and the 2015 anthology, Ecopsychology Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection, also published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger. In 2012, she was the lead author on an anniversary wellness workshop article that was published in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP). Dr. Nemeth then published an article in 2013 in Ecopsychology on preparing individuals and communities for hurricane anniversary reactions. Dr. Nemeth served as Director of Neuropsychology at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Services for five years. While there, Dr. Nemeth developed a Hope Therapy Group Program for Brain-Injured Adults, which was presented at the 2013 AGPA meeting in New Orleans. She was also the lead author on an article outlining this process, which was published in IJGP in January, 2015. In 2016, Dr. Nemeth was invited to give two keynote addresses at the First Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century in Moscow, Russia: 1) Building Individual and Community Resilience in This Age of Depression and Environmental Trauma and 2) The Influence of Perception on Our Mental Health and Well-being. Subsequently, Dr. Nemeth has been invited to serve on the Organizing Committee for the Second World Congress on Mental Health in Moscow, Russia in 2018. Dr. Nemeth obtained a Bachelors degree from Indiana University in