Offering invaluable insights into technologically-driven change in Africa, this incisive book envisions myriad positive economic changes brought about by new technologies and innovations. Rooted in original research from contributors who have worked and taught in Africa, it encapsulates developments and breakthroughs throughout the continent.
Cognizant of the complexity and uncertainty that characterizes our post-pandemic
world, this book highlights how learning and development needs to be wired into the
culture of a business. Karen E. Watkins and Victoria J. Marsick extend the vision of
learning and development to embrace a full range of learning interventions,
considering what it means to change the culture of an organization into a
Understanding Society and Knowledge proposes that knowledge rather than nature,
violence, or power provides the basis of and the driving force behind human action
in modern society. It demonstrates how the legally enforced restricted use of
knowledge enables the transformation of the knowledge society into knowledge
This book offers insights into how the Theory of Change framework can be effectively employed in a wide range of social interventions. Presenting its potential to support strategy and strategic thinking, this book offers an entry point to understanding how Theory of Change can be applied beyond the typical domain of aid projects.
While much has been written about the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from both an institutional and a policy perspective, there remains a conspicuous void of general information about firms and research projects that are funded through the program. Providing a multi-dimensional picture of such firms and their projects, this incisive book is designed to help the reader understand in more depth the social benefits associated with the SBIR program.
Outlining an integrative theory of knowledge, Francisco Javier Carrillo explores how to understand the underlying behavioural basis of the knowledge economy and society. Chapters highlight the notion that unless a knowledge-based value creation and distribution paradigm is globally adopted, the possibilities for integration between a sustainable biosphere and a viable economy are small.
Based on 20 years of research, this book lays out a proven and tested method for
reaching the goal of employee happiness, analyzing individuals’ communication
patterns, and making them self-aware by mirroring their behaviour back to them in a
privacy-respecting way. In doing so, Peter A. Gloor introduces artificial
intelligence-based methods to identify personality, moral values, and ethics of
individuals based on their body language and interaction with others.
Product counterfeits and other brand infringements represent a growing and substantial risk to firms, consumers, and society. While policing such illicit activity is important, there is much that firms can do to protect themselves and their customers. Grounded in field research and practice, this book presents a total business solution approach to brand protection that enables firms to prevent infringement from occurring and respond efficiently when it does.
Breakthroughs in science and technology increasingly happen outside of firms in informal interorganizational communities of innovators. The effort of a group on a specific topic across firms, expertise, and geography can function as an emergent organizational form, capable of great productivity. Using data from computer science, basic research, and management strategy to identify and study these intense clusters of innovators, or “knowledge communities,” this book illuminates the new organizational logics that govern such collective success.