Autonomous systems are on the frontiers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, and they are slowly finding their business applications. Driven mostly by Reinforcement Learning (RL) methods (one of the most difficult, but also the most promising modern AI algorithms), autonomous systems help create self-learning and self-optimising systems, ranging from simple game-playing agents to robots able to efficiently act in completely new environments. Based on in-depth study of more than 100 projects, Andrzej Wodecki explores RL as a key component of modern digital technologies, its real-life applications to activities in a value chain and the ways in which it impacts different industries.
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Self-learning and Autonomous Systems as Key Drivers of Value Creation
Edited by Mitsuru Kodama
Illustrating the interdisciplinary implications for research on creativity development, this book focuses on the new concept of ‘knowledge differences’ that arise between people, organizations and various phenomena. It describes how these key differences create boundaries knowledge, a dynamic process that accelerates innovation.
Debby R. Thomas, Stacie F. Chappell and David S. Bright
Classroom as Organization (CAO) is a powerful teaching methodology, particularly well-suited for teaching business topics, that can enliven students’ learning experience while giving them the opportunity to practice and develop workplace-related skills. This book provides a comprehensive background to the CAO teaching methodology, including its origins, evolution, and various applications. From this basis, the considerations of how to teach and design a CAO are explored. If you are familiar with CAO, but have been afraid to try it, this book provides the support to take the next step in your practice of experiential teaching and learning.
Alexander R. Bolinger and Julie V. Stanton
Role-play simulations are a popular method for active learning in business education. Instructors in a variety of business disciplines use role-plays to facilitate student engagement and promote more dynamic class environments. In this book, the authors provide instructors of all experience levels with frameworks for understanding role-play simulations and implementing them in their classes.
Edited by Satish Nambisan, Kalle Lyytinen and Youngjin Yoo
Digital innovations influence every aspect of life in an increasingly digitalized world. Firms pursuing digital innovations must consider how digital technologies shape the nature, process and outcomes of innovation as well as long- and short-term social, economic and cultural consequences of their offerings. This Handbook contributes to a transdisciplinary understanding of digital innovation with a diverse set of leading scholars and their distinct perspectives. The ideas and principles advanced herein set the agenda for future transdisciplinary research on digital innovation in ways that inform not only firm-level strategies and practices but also policy decisions and science-focused investments.
Edited by Marta Sinclair
How can intuition research inform practice? As the use of intuition in business has become more widely accepted, companies struggle to understand how to use this additional resource efficiently, while corporate trainers and university educators lack tools to develop it as a skill. This truly international Handbook provides relevant answers in a concise, digestible format using real-life examples and new research.
A Hands-on Guide to Teaching Success
Teaching Strategic Management: A Hands-on Guide to Teaching Success provides a wide scope of knowledge and teaching resources on methods and practices for teaching strategic management theories and concepts for a multitude of settings (classroom, online and hybrid), course levels (bachelors, masters, MBA, executive) and student groups.
Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Andrea Lanza and Giuseppina Simone
This timely and insightful book bridges the gap between Strategy and Organization disciplines in the study of human capital. Andrea Lanza and Giuseppina Simone offer an innovative, unifying conceptual framework for managing this crucial asset. Based on original empirical evidence, the authors put forward a fresh perspective not on human capital strategy, dramatically advancing the field of strategic human capital with respect to both academic knowledge and managerial applications.
Edited by Kyle Bruce
Emerging from what was a somewhat staid sub-discipline, there is currently a battle for the soul of Management and Organizational History (MOH), at the centre of which is a widespread concern that much recent work has been more about how one should or might do history rather than actually doing historical work. If ever there was a time for a new volume on MOH, this is certainly it.
Perspectives from Strategy, Product, Process and Human Resources Research
Edited by Vida Škudienė, Jason Li-Ying and Fabian Bernhard
Offering a conceptual framework that integrates strategy, product, process and human resource research, this timely book interrogates these four critical and interrelated areas of innovation management. Chapters examine new insights into the latest trends in the field, providing a holistic view into key management strategies that benefit both up-and-coming and established businesses.