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Innovation Equality

Author : Joshua Gans
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How to get more innovation and more equality.

Institutionalizing Gender Equality

Author : Yulia Gradskova
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The book explores the internationalization and institutionalization of gender politics from the late 1960s to the present. It examines the successes, difficulties, and contradictions of this process by taking a global perspective, including case studies on the European Union, Mexico, South Korea, and Egypt, among others.

Globalization and the BRICs

Author : Francesca Beausang
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This book documents the recent ascent to economic and political power of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) and provides a vision of their future prospects. At a time when the Eurozone is calling on these countries to salvage it from indebtedness and President Obama struggles to demonstrate that "America is back", this book examines whether the facts support the widespread perception that the BRICs are turning into global economic and political powers. If they are, do the BRICs have what it takes to rule the world in the long-term? In response to this question, this book presents an alternative vision of the BRICs' future. It suggests that any threat to Western domination from BRIC ascendancy is offset by excessive inequality and insufficient innovation, which could cause them to lose their economic dynamism and precipitate BRIC decline.

Technology and In equality

Author : Flis Henwood
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Technology and In/equality explores the diverse implications of the new information and communication technologies through case studies of their applications in three main areas - media, education and training, and work. Questions of access to and control over crucial resources such as information, knowledge, skills and income ae addressed drawing upon insights from science and technology studies, innovation theory, sociology and cultural studies. All of the chapters question the meanings of the terms 'technology' and 'inequality' and of the widespread association of technology with progress. Written with a non-specialist readership in mind, all complex theories and key concepts are carefully explained making the book easily accessible and relevant to a wide range of courses.

Educational Innovation in Economics and Business IX

Author : Richard G. Milter
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Like previous volumes in the Educational Innovation in Economics and Business Series, this book is genuinely international in terms of its coverage. With contributions from nine different countries and three continents, it reflects a global interest in, and commitment to, innovation in business education, with a view to enhancing the learning experience of both undergraduates and postgraduates. It should prove of value to anyone engaged directly in business education, defined broadly to embrace management, finance, marketing, economics, informational studies, and ethics, or who has responsibility for fostering the professional development of business educators. The contributions have been selected with the objective of encouraging and inspiring others as well as illustrating developments in the sphere of business education. This volume brings together a collection of articles describing different aspects of the developments taking place in today’s workplace and how they affect business education. It describes strategies for breaking boundaries for global learning. These target specific techniques regarding teams and collaborative learning, transitions from academic settings to the workplace, the role of IT in the learning process, and program-level innovation strategies. This volume addresses issues faced by professionals in higher and further education and also those involved in corporate training centers and industry.

Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity Equality and Development

Author : Susan E. Cozzens
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Nanotechnology is enabling applications in materials, microelectronics, health, and agriculture, which are projected to create the next big shift in production, comparable to the industrial revolution. Such major shifts always co-evolve with social relationships. This book focuses on how nanotechnologies might affect equity/equality in global society. Nanotechnologies are likely to open gaps by gender, ethnicity, race, and ability status, as well as between developed and developing countries, unless steps are taken now to create a different outcome. Organizations need to change their practices, and cultural ideas must be broadened if currently disadvantaged groups are to have a more equal position in nano-society rather than a more disadvantaged one. Economic structures are likely to shift in the nano-revolution, requiring policymakers and participatory processes to invent new institutions for social welfare, better suited to the new economic order than those of the past.

Knowledge Reuse and Agile Processes Catalysts for Innovation

Author : Mitra, Amit
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Innovation, agility, and coordination are paramount in the support of value in the global knowledge economy. Therefore, the long-term success of a company is increasingly dependent on its underlying resilience and agility. Knowledge Reuse and Agile Processes: Catalysts for Innovation addresses flexibility of both business and information systems through component technology at the nexus of three seemingly unrelated disciplines: service-oriented architecture, knowledge management, and business process management. Providing practitioners and academians with timely, compelling research on agile, adaptive processes and information systems, this Premier Reference Source will enhance the collection of every reference library.

The Nordic region a step closer to gender balance in research Joint Nordic strategies and measures to promote gender balance among researchers in academia

Author : Solveig Bergman
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Nearly 80 per cent of all professors in the Nordic region are men. Gender balance in academia is therefore an important research policy issue. Hitherto it has been scarcely debated on a joint Nordic level. This report shows the status and the development in the field. The report gives examples of successful practices and highlights research policy challenges that are important to analyse in a gender and equality perspective. Given the lack of comparative investigations and research on the gender balance in academia in the Nordic region, there is a need to develop Nordic cooperation in this field. The report concludes with a number of recommendations in order to consolidate the issue of gender balance in academia as a joint policy- and research field in the Nordic region.

Equality Between Women and Men in the European Union

Author : European Commission. Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Unit G.1
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Recoge: 1. The EU's tools for gender equality. - 2. Policy areas. - 3. Looking forward : future initiatives for gender equality.

Applied Regional Growth and Innovation Models

Author : Karima Kourtit
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Modern spatial-economic systems exhibit a high degree of dynamics as a result of technological progress, demographic evolution or global change. In the past decade, an avalanche of new regional economic growth and innovation models has been put forward. This volume contains a unique collection of operational models of a strong applied nature that may be seen as original landmarks in the rich tradition of spatial-economic growth modelling. The contributors are recognized experts from different parts of the world. ​

Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union

Author : Teresa Rees
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Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union provides a critical overview and evaluation of the potential role of the EU in perpetuating or breaking down gender segregation in the EU labour force. Teresa Rees draws upon feminist theoretical frameworks in assessing Equal Opportunitues policies and the role of training in the labour market. The same economic imperatives which put women's training on the agenda have heightened interest in designing training which attracts women into mainstream provision. Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union addresses the urgent need for academics, education and training providers, as well as policy makers to be aware of current thinking at EU level on training policy.

Nanotechnology and Global Equality

Author : Donald Maclurcan
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The book places nanotechnology’s emergence within a broad historical and contemporary global context while developing and testing an interpretive framework through which to assess nanotechnology’s claims. It clarifies the nature of global engagement with nanotechnology research and development, revealing surprising scenarios, unacknowledged by most mainstream commentators. The book concludes by exploring a range of perspectives from Thailand and Australia about nanotechnology’s foreseen implications for global inequity.

Equality Issues in Primary Schools

Author : John Boyd
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The purpose of this book is to develop a critical and practical framework for primary teachers to use when planning and implementing school-based equality policies. The critical element includes rethinking the social dimensions of child-centredness so that it provides a firm ideological basis for equality policy-formation. The innovation model developed here for school use, with the accompanying case-study material, comprises the practical aspect.

Employment Incomes and Equality

Author : International Labour Office
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Diffusion of Innovations 4th Edition

Author : Everett M. Rogers
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Since the first edition of this landmark book was published in 1962, Everett Rogers's name has become "virtually synonymous with the study of diffusion of innovations," according to Choice. The second and third editions of Diffusion of Innovations became the standard textbook and reference on diffusion studies. Now, in the fourth edition, Rogers presents the culmination of more than thirty years of research that will set a new standard for analysis and inquiry. The fourth edition is (1) a revision of the theoretical framework and the research evidence supporting this model of diffusion, and (2) a new intellectual venture, in that new concepts and new theoretical viewpoints are introduced. This edition differs from its predecessors in that it takes a much more critical stance in its review and synthesis of 5,000 diffusion publications. During the past thirty years or so, diffusion research has grown to be widely recognized, applied and admired, but it has also been subjected to both constructive and destructive criticism. This criticism is due in large part to the stereotyped and limited ways in which many diffusion scholars have defined the scope and method of their field of study. Rogers analyzes the limitations of previous diffusion studies, showing, for example, that the convergence model, by which participants create and share information to reach a mutual understanding, more accurately describes diffusion in most cases than the linear model. Rogers provides an entirely new set of case examples, from the Balinese Water Temple to Nintendo videogames, that beautifully illustrate his expansive research, as well as a completely revised bibliography covering all relevant diffusion scholarship in the past decade. Most important, he discusses recent research and current topics, including social marketing, forecasting the rate of adoption, technology transfer, and more. This all-inclusive work will be essential reading for scholars and students in the fields of communications, marketing, geography, economic development, political science, sociology, and other related fields for generations to come.

Social Innovation

Author : A. Nicholls
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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.

Power Information Technology and International Relations Theory

Author : D. McCarthy
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This book examines the internet as a form of power in global politics. Focusing on the United States' internet foreign policy, McCarthy combines analyses of global material culture and international relation theory, to reconsider how technology is understood as a form of social power.

Everyday Innovators

Author : Leslie Haddon
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Everyday Innovators explores the active role of people, collectively and individually, in shaping the use of information and communication technologies. It examines issues around acquiring and using that knowledge of users, how we should conceptualise the role of users and understand the forms and limitations of their participation. To what extent should we think of users as being innovative and creative? To what extent is this routine or exceptional, confined to particular group of users or part of many people’s experience of technologies? Where does the nature of the ICT or the particularities of its design impose constraints on the active role that users can play in their interaction with devices and services? Where do the horizons and orientations of the users influence or limit what they want and expect of their ICTs and how they use them? This book enables a cross-fertilisation of perspectives from different disciplines and aims to provide new insights into the role of users, drawing out both applied and theoretical implications

Development Of Emerging World Youth

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Policy Innovation in State Government

Author : David C. Nice
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Although it sometimes seems that governmental policies rarely change, American state governments do adopt innovations. This study considers why the states try new approaches to policy problems. It analyzes innovations from campaign financing and sunset laws to public transportation and regulating sexual behavior, seeking to determine what forces produce policy changes. Policy Innovation in State Government, the result of studies considering individual innovations, is an effort to make sense of a striking finding: State characteristics that largely accounted for some changes were of no value in accounting for others. Nice proposes a general theory based on a state's problem environment, resources, and orientation to government power.