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Asymptotic Analysis of Spatial Problems in Elasticity (Advanced Structured Materials #99)

by Magomed F. Mekhtiev

The book presents homogeneous solutions in static and dynamical problems of anisotropic theory of elasticity, which are constructed for a hollow cylinder. It also offers an asymptotic process for finding frequencies of natural vibrations of a hollow cylinder, and establishes a qualitative study of several applied theories of the boundaries of applicability.Further the authors develop a general theory for a transversally isotropic spherical shell, which includes methods for constructing inhomogeneous and homogeneous solutions that allow the characteristic features of the stress–strain state of an anisotropic spherical shell to be revealed. Lastly, the book introduces an asymptotic method for integrating the equations of anisotropic theory of elasticity in variable thickness plates and shells. Based on the results of the author and researchers at Baku State University and the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, ANAS, the book is intended for specialists in the field of theory of elasticity, theory of plates and shells, and applied mathematics.

Bio-inspired Computing: 13th International Conference, BIC-TA 2018, Beijing, China, November 2–4, 2018, Proceedings, Part II (Communications in Computer and Information Science #952)

by Shanguo Huang Qingfu Zhang Xingyi Zhang Xingquan Zuo Linqiang Pan Xinchao Zhao Jianyong Qiao

This two-volume set (CCIS 951 and CCIS 952) constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications, BIC-TA 2018, held in Beijing, China, in November 2018.The 88 full papers presented in both volumes were selected from 206 submissions. The papers deal with studies abstracting computing ideas such as data structures, operations with data, ways to control operations, computing models from living phenomena or biological systems such as evolution, cells, neural networks, immune systems, swarm intelligence.

Bio-inspired Computing: 13th International Conference, BIC-TA 2018, Beijing, China, November 2–4, 2018, Proceedings, Part I (Communications in Computer and Information Science #951)

by Shanguo Huang Qingfu Zhang Xingyi Zhang Xingquan Zuo Linqiang Pan Xinchao Zhao Jianyong Qiao

This two-volume set (CCIS 951 and CCIS 952) constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications, BIC-TA 2018, held in Beijing, China, in November 2018.The 88 full papers presented in both volumes were selected from 206 submissions. The papers deal with studies abstracting computing ideas such as data structures, operations with data, ways to control operations, computing models from living phenomena or biological systems such as evolution, cells, neural networks, immune systems, swarm intelligence.

Arsenic Contamination in Asia: Biological Effects and Preventive Measures (Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine)

by Guifan Sun Hiroshi Yamauchi

This book provides valuable new insights into preventive measures for chronic arsenic poisoning, exploring the various causes, metabolism and toxicity, preventive drugs, functional foods and various methods for removing arsenic from contaminated water. The mechanisms of chronic arsenic poisoning vary between countries and regions, and the pathological difference, though reported on, is still only poorly understood. As large-scale chronic arsenic poisoning is concentrated in Asia, the contributions in this book were written by pioneers from Asia. Further, the management of removed arsenic has not yet become standardized, and this volume will serve as a vital source of new ideas by highlighting significant detoxification methods aimed at the disposal of arsenic. Arsenic Contamination in Asia represents a valuable sourcebook for scientists working in the fields of environmental health, occupational health, environmental science, fisheries science, agriculture, pharmacy, analytical chemistry, and clinical medicine. Also, beginning researchers, seasoned experts, and students who are seeking comprehensive information on the natural sciences including medicine will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

Resection and Reconstruction of Head & Neck Cancers (Head and Neck Cancer Clinics)

by Huang-Kai Kao Kai-Ping Chang Ming-Huei Cheng

This work presents a clear approach for the reconstruction of head and neck cancer excision defects. Starting with a brief historical account of head and neck reconstruction, the principles of resection and reconstruction of head and neck cancer, the book then provides a detailed overview of head and neck reconstruction based on head and neck subsites; various reconstruction techniques; best approaches; and the challenges faced in reconstruction and how to overcome them. Lastly, it discusses future directions in head and neck reconstruction.

Geospatial Infrastructure, Applications and Technologies: India Case Studies

by N. L. Sarda P. S. Acharya S. Sen

This book is a valuable resource for the increasing body of researchers and practitioners in the field of geospatial technologies. Written by leading researchers and experts it is designed in such a way that technical achievements and challenges of geospatial computing applications are followed by various applications developed for society. As such, they serve as a bridge between technologists and solution developers, which is critical in the context of developing countries. There have been significant advances in geospatial technologies in India in the last decade, including advances in spatial data infrastructures, geocomputation and spatial databases, and innovative applications in natural resource development. Ranging from LIDAR standards, to data integration using ontologies, and mobile computing, such progress enhances the utility of the technology for both urban and rural development. This book discusses these achievements and considers the way forward.

Annual Report on the Development of the Indian Ocean Region: The Belt and Road Initiative and South Asia (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path)

by Cuiping Zhu Wang Rong

The report was written by senior scholars of international studies and Indian Ocean studies and focuses on international relations in the Indian Ocean region and covers many aspects of OBOR policy and South Asia. The report includes both a strategic review and major events, as well as related data in this region. This book also includes the origin, the aims, frameworks, the regional and global impact of India’s new development under the Modi administration. The book includes the authors from 5 different institutes in China which provide readers with a full and authentic picture of India’s most recent development. This year’s Annual Report is the fourth of this kind and the only one which covers exclusively the Indian Ocean region in China.

Translational Ayurveda

by Sanjeev Rastogi

Translational Ayurveda is the implementation of translational medicine ideas taking into account Ayuraveda’s unique health care principles and their application in patient care. This book addresses various domains of Ayurveda, discussing its fundamentals and clinical practice in terms of the various modalities available, and offering deep insights into what is actually described in the classical Ayurveda texts. It also explores the public health impacts of such classical thoughts from a completely new angle.In Ayurveda, there are huge gaps between knowledge and its practical application. The book identifies these gaps to provide a new perspective on Ayurvedic wisdom in light of contemporary scientific advances.

Hokkien Theatre Across The Seas: A Socio-Cultural Study

by Caroline Chia

This book adopts a refreshing approach by examining Hokkien theatre in a region connected by maritime networks, notably southern Fujian, Taiwan, Kinmen and Singapore. It considers how regional theatre is shaped by broader socio-cultural and political contexts and the motivation to stay relevant in an era of modernisation and secularisation. Political domains are often marked out by land boundaries, but the sea concept denotes fluidity, allowing theatrical forms to spread across these ‘land-bounded’ societies and share a common language and culture."This is an insightful theatrical study on the web of Chinese cultural networks in southern China and Singapore, and by extension, between China and Southeast Asia in the twentieth century and beyond. Using diverse sources in multiple languages and extensive field ethnography, this is a ground-breaking study which is both didactic and inspiring."- Lee Tong Soon, author of Chinese Street Opera in Singapore (University of Illinois, 2009)."Focusing on Hokkien theatre, this book offers new insights into how Chinese performing art responds to geographical, temporal, and social changes. Historical sources in different languages are widely used to give access to the cultural characteristics of Hokkien theatre, offering valuable ethnographic reports on the contemporary practices of Hokkien theatre in Taiwan, Kinmen, and Singapore. The book comments on the changing ritualistic significance of Hokkien theatre, and help us understand how societies remember the past of a performing tradition, and shape its present."- Luo Ai Mei, Co-Editor of A Preliminary Survey of the Cantonese Eight Song Cycles in South China: History and Sources (2016)

Democratic Policies and Practices in Early Childhood Education: An Aotearoa New Zealand Case Study (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development #24)

by Linda Mitchell

This book uses case studies of Aotearoa New Zealand policy formulation and practice to explore early childhood education and care (ECEC) as a site for democratic citizenship and social justice. Addressing fundamental questions about the purpose of education, it argues for explicit values focusing on children and childhood as a basis for ECEC policy to replace discourses of economic investment and child vulnerability that are dominant within policy goals in many countries. A commitment to democracy and equity is a good place to start. Aotearoa New Zealand is of special interest because of its world-renowned ECE curriculum, Te Whāriki, which is based on principles of social justice, respect for rights and an aim to support children growing up in a democracy. The curriculum upholds Māori rights to tino rangatiratanga (absolute authority over their lives and resources). Yet, Aotearoa New Zealand’s extreme market policies and harsh labour laws during recent periods run contrary to ideals of democracy and are puzzlingly inconsistent with curriculum principles. The book starts with an analysis and critique of global trends in ECEC in countries that share capitalist mixed economies of welfare, and where competition and marketisation have become dominant principles. It then analyses ideas about children, childhood and ECEC within a framework of democracy, going back to the Athenean origins of democracy and including recent literature on meanings and traditions of democracy in education. The book uses vivid examples from researching curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices within Aotearoa New Zealand ECEC settings and collective action to influence policy change in order to illustrate opportunities for democratic education. It concludes by examining what conditions might be needed for integrated and democratic ECEC provision in Aotearoa New Zealand, and what changes are necessary for the future. It offers a compass not a map; it points to promising directions and provides insights into issues in ECEC policy and practice that are of current global concern.

Student Radicalism and the Formation of Postwar Japan (New Directions in East Asian History)

by Kenji Hasegawa

This book offers a timely and multifaceted reanalysis of student radicalism in postwar Japan. It considers how students actively engaged the early postwar debates over subjectivity, and how the emergence of a new generation of students in the mid-1950s influenced the nation’s embrace of the idea that ‘the postwar’ had ended. Attentive to the shifting spatial and temporal boundaries of ‘postwar Japan,’ it elucidates previously neglected histories of student and zainichi Korean activism and their interactions with the Japanese Communist Party. This book is a key read for scholars in the field of Japanese history, social movements and postcolonial studies, as well as the history of student radicalism.

Smart Plant Factory: The Next Generation Indoor Vertical Farms

by Toyoki Kozai

This book describes the concept, characteristics, methodology, design, management, business, recent advances and future technologies of plant factories with artificial lighting (PFAL) and indoor vertical farms. The third wave of PFAL business started in around 2010 in Japan and Taiwan, and in USA and Europe it began in about 2013 after the rapid advances in LED technology. The book discusses the basic and advanced developments in recent PFALs and future smart PFALs that emerged in 2016. There is an emerging interest around the globe in smart PFAL R&D and business, which are expected to play an important role in urban agriculture in the coming decades. It is also expected that they will contribute to solving the trilemma of food, environment and natural resources with increasing urban populations and decreasing agricultural populations and arable land area. Current obstacles to successful PFAL R&D and business are: 1) no well-accepted concepts and methodology for PFAL design and management, 2) lack of understanding of the environmental effects on plant growth and development and hydroponics among engineers; 3) lack of understanding of the technical and engineering aspects of PFAL among horticulturists; 4) lack of knowledge of the technical challenges and opportunities in future PFAL businesses among business professionals, policy makers, and investors and 5) lack of a suitable textbook on the recent advances in PFAL technologies and business for graduate students and young researchers. This book covers all the aspects of successful smart PFAL R & D and business.

Indian Perspectives on Workplace Bullying: A Decade of Insights

by Nidhi Mishra Avina Mendonca Ernesto Noronha Premilla D'Cruz

This book, recognizing that workplace bullying is a significant employment relations and occupational health and safety problem in India which warrants urgent and holistic intervention, presents empirical studies examining contextual factors, antecedents, mediators, moderators, processes, outcomes and solutions, thereby deepening our understanding of the phenomenon. The chapters showcased in the volume emphasize the paradoxical Indian sociocultural ethos whose simultaneous embrace of humanism versus identity-based, personalized and hierarchical relationships, materialism versus spiritualism and individualism versus collectivism both fuel yet quell misbehaviour. The inquiries which constitute this book engage both positivist and postpostivist paradigms, draw on several theoretical and substantive frameworks, utilize an array of methods, investigate numerous foci and cover various geographical regions in India, a range of industrial sectors and all levels of the organization. In so doing, they make pathbreaking contributions beyond country-specific insights to advance the frontiers of the thematic area worldwide. The chapters include important findings pertaining to digital workplaces, child labour, forgiveness, customer bullying, psychological contract violation, perceived organizational support, psychological capital and comprehensive prevention strategies encompassing psychosocial risks. As well as building on a decade of knowledge about workplace bullying in India, the book puts forward a research agenda on the topic for the subcontinent in particular and the field in general. The volume is of interest to researchers, practitioners and students of organizational studies, human resource management, industrial relations, labour law, corporate law, health sciences and social work.

ENZYMES: Catalysis, Kinetics and Mechanisms

by N. S. Punekar

This enzymology textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students covers the syllabi of most universities where this subject is regularly taught. It focuses on the synchrony between the two broad mechanistic facets of enzymology: the chemical and the kinetic, and also highlights the synergy between enzyme structure and mechanism. Designed for self-study, it explains how to plan enzyme experiments and subsequently analyze the data collected. The book is divided into five major sections: 1] Introduction to enzymes, 2] Practical aspects, 3] Kinetic Mechanisms, 4] Chemical Mechanisms, and 5] Enzymology Frontiers. Individual concepts are treated as stand-alone chapters; readers can explore any single concept with minimal cross-referencing to the rest of the book. Further, complex approaches requiring specialized techniques and involved experimentation (beyond the reach of an average laboratory) are covered in theory with suitable references to guide readers. The book provides students, researchers and academics in the broad area of biology with a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of enzymes. It also caters to those who do not have a practicing enzymologist to teach them the subject.

The Chinese Health System in Transition (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path)

by Lijie Fang

This book provides an overview of the ongoing transition in China’s health system, especially focusing on the new healthcare reform initiated in 2009. First, it reviews the changes in China’s healthcare system from the 1950s to 2008, establishing the situation when the reform was introduced. The book subsequently analyzes the social and economic context in which the health system is embedded. Since the primary focus is on the new healthcare reform, the book introduces the blueprint and the year-for-year development of the new healthcare reform, as well as the specific reforms in health financing, public hospitals, and primary care. Given its central importance in the health system, the book also described major trends in long-term care in the past several years. In addition, it examines the health policy-making process with a case study of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme of China. Lastly, the book assesses the performance of China’s health system and predicts future developmental trends.

Anatomy and Examination in Ocular Trauma (Ocular Trauma)

by Hua Yan

This book aimed to provide the most thorough knowledge of ocular anatomy related to trauma and standard ocular examinations to clinical practitioners, such as the nurses, medical students, residents, fellows and even ophthalmologists, to help them making the most appropriate decision on the management of patients who have suffered from such ocular conditions. A thorough understanding of the anatomy of the eyeball and the traumatic characteristics of each structure of the eyeball are a prerequisite for proper interpretation of long-term outcomes of mechanical eye injuries.The first part provides the audiences general information of ocular anatomy, which will help them understand the basic anatomic knowledge and generate a clinical thinking. The following part provides the detailed examinations. They will help readers to make the right diagnose and offer the best advice or treatment to the patients. For each chapter, detailed clinical workup, clinical presentations and signs, and pictures or illustrative figures will be provided. Part 3 will benefit more medical coworkers to be familiar with the registration system of ocular trauma and its social and medical meaning. This will also help the advances of epidemiology and proper treatment approaches for ocular trauma. Hopefully this book may help the clinical practitioners to be fully prepared for any challenge of ocular traumatic cases.

An International Comparison of Financial Consumer Protection

by Tsai-Jyh Chen

This book explores consumer protection in the major financial markets in the world and provides an international comparison among the countries of different cultural background and economic development. Each chapter describes the major issues of financial consumption in the selected country and the efforts to counter the problems of financial consumption. The innovation and renovation in the financial institutions and the public policies for consumer protection are also analyzed for their potential impacts on the future development of financial markets.

Signale und Systeme: Eine beispielorientierte Einführung mit MATLAB

by Ottmar Beucher

Das Buch behandelt die Theorie der Signale und (linearen) Systeme sowie ihrer Anwendungen. Nach einer Einführung anhand von Beispielen aus den verschiedenen Anwendungsgebieten werden die Grundtechniken zur Beschreibung zeitkontinuierlicher linearer zeitinvarianter Systeme und deren Wirkung auf Signale diskutiert. Der Übergang in die digitale Signalverarbeitung wird durch die Herleitung und Diskussion des Abtasttheorems vorbereitet. Anschließend werden die Methoden der Systemtheorie für die digitale Signalverarbeitung vorgestellt. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Diskussion der Diskreten Fouriertransformation. Hier stehen insbesondere die Zusammenhänge zwischen DFT/FFT-Spektren und den Spektren der zeitkontinuierlichen Signale im Focus. Die behandelten Methoden werden auf die Verarbeitung stochastischer Signale übertragen und damit für die praktische Anwendung nutzbar gemacht. Der Autor beschreibt zahlreiche reale Beispiele mit echten gemessenen Daten und stellt das Material sowie die zugehörigen MATLAB-Programme online zu Verfügung. Das Buch enthält über 150, in vielen Fällen MATLAB/Simulink-basierte Übungsaufgaben, deren Lösungen in einem eigenen Lösungsband zur Verfügung stehen. Für die 3. Auflage wurden sowohl im Lehrbuch als auch im Lösungsbuch verwendete Bezeichnungen harmonisiert und vereinheitlicht. Alle verwendeten MATLAB-Funktionen und Simulink-Systeme wurden nochmals überarbeitet und an die aktuelle MATLAB-Version angepasst. Sämtliche Grafiken wurden neu überarbeitet. Größen, Schriftart und Schriftgröße wurden vereinheitlicht, um eine bessere Lesbarkeit der Grafiken zu erzielen. Darüber hinaus wurden einige wenige, immer noch vorhandene Fehler aus den Texten eliminiert.Das Buch eignet sich prinzipiell für Studierende aller ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Fachrichtungen und spricht explizit auch die maschinenbaunahen Bereiche an. Aufgrund der ausführlichen Darstellung der Grundlagen ist es jedoch auch für Elektro- und Nachrichtentechniker gewinnbringend nutzbar.

Bioinformatik im Handlungsfeld der Forensik

by Marleen Mohaupt Dirk Labudde

Dieses Lehrbuch soll Studierenden den Einstieg in die Gebiete der Forensik und Bioinformatik gleichermaßen erleichtern. Anhand eines fiktiven Falls, der sich durch das gesamte Buch zieht, wird die Bioinformatik und deren Grundlagen in das Gebiet der Forensik übertragen. Der Fall deckt eine Vielzahl an biologischen Spuren, sowie deren klassische Analyse ab und definiert neue Handlungsfelder in der Bioinformatik und Forensik.In diesem Werk werden verschiedenste Bereiche der Forensik bioinformatisch aufbereitet: Genetischer Fingerabdruck: Auswertung auf Sequenz- statt auf Profilebene Fingerspuren: krankheitsbedingte bzw. genetisch bedingte VeränderungenUntersuchungen zum Phänotyp einer PersonGrundlegende Erkenntnisse zur Wundheilung sowie zur Blutalterung in- und ex-vivo Dieses Buch zeigt die Notwendigkeit auf, die Forensik um weitere Wissensbereiche zu ergänzen und gibt Einblicke in eine Vielzahl moderner Themen der Forensik wie zum Beispiel Populationsgenetik; Wundaltersbestimmung, Daktyloskopie oder Menschen ohne Fingerabdruck.Vor allem Studierende aus den Lebenswissenschaften sowie Dozierende ebendieser Fachrichtung, werden durch dieses Lehrbuch spannende Einblicke in topaktuelle Fragestellungen bekommen.

Psychologie des Geschichtenerzählens

by Tobias C. Breiner

In diesem Buch geht es um die Psychologie guter Geschichten und deren Handlungsfiguren. Es beantwortet Fragen wie:Warum rühren uns manche Filme zu Tränen und andere lassen uns kalt?Warum fesseln uns manche Romane so, dass wir bis tief in die Nacht weiterlesen? Warum quälen wir uns dagegen durch manche Pflichtlektüre hindurch?Warum zocken wir manches Adventure-Game bis zum letzten Level während wir bei anderen schnell die Lust verlieren? Das Werk ist für all diejenigen verfasst, die sich in irgendeiner Weise mit der Erzeugung und Bewertung von Handlungen befassen. Sowohl Charakter- und Game-Designer profitieren durch neue archetypische Modelle und Psychologen können mit der hier präsentierten dodekazyklischen Heldenreise innovative therapeutische Methoden entwickeln. Roman- und Drehbuchautoren bekommen eine Blaupause für erfolgsversprechende Geschichten, die sich auch auf das Interactive Storytelling übertragen lässt und Regisseure sowie Film-, Computerspiel- und Literaturkritiker erhalten durch den Inhalt des Werkes gezielte Bewertungskriterien.

Handbuch Versicherungsmarketing

by Christopher Zerres Michael Reich

Lange Zeit wurde das Marketing in der deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft vernachlässigt. Inzwischen erlangt es (im Sinne einer Ausrichtung aller betrieblichen Bereiche auf den Markt und seine Anforderungen) auch in Versicherungsunternehmen eine wachsende Bedeutung. Das Handbuch orientiert sich am Dienstleistungsmarketing und überträgt Erkenntnisse aus allgemeinem und Dienstleistungsmarketing auf das Marketing von Versicherungsunternehmen – unter Berücksichtigung der wesentlichen Merkmale des Versicherungsgeschäfts.

Der prominente Patient: Krankheiten berühmter Persönlichkeiten

by Thomas Meißner

Wie bekannte Persönlichkeiten mit körperlichen und psychischen Leiden umgegangen und wie sie gestorben sind, das ist ein maßgeblicher Bestandteil ihrer Biographien – und fehlt dort meistens. Dieses Werk gewährt Einblick in das Leben von 100 bekannten Persönlichkeiten der Zeitgeschichte, von Martin Luther bis Andy Warhol, von Clara Schumann bis Käthe Kollwitz. Bewegend und fesselnd zugleich schildert der Autor, welche Krankheiten das Leben dieser Menschen prägte, deren Karrieren beendete oder das Lebensende bestimmte.

Abläufe verbessern - Betriebserfolg garantieren (ifaa-Edition)

by Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissensch

Der Leitfaden »Abläufe verbessern – Betriebserfolg garantieren« unterstützt Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter, Verbesserungen betrieblicher Abläufe im Alltag erfolgreich voranzutreiben und nachhaltig zu sichern. Ziele sind, den Wertschöpfungsanteil betrieblicher Abläufe stetig zu erhöhen und Verschwendung in den Produktions- und Arbeitssystemen des gesamten Unternehmens zu erkennen und zu vermeiden. Die Grundlagen hierfür sind eine klar strukturierte Vorgehensweise und die konsequente Nutzung von Zahlen, Daten und Fakten. Die Vorgehensweise berücksichtigt erfolgsrelevante Elemente bewährter Verbesserungsmethoden – wie Six Sigma, PDCA-Zyklus, 8-D Report, REFA-Planungssystematik u. a. – in pragmatischer Form. Zu den einzelnen Arbeitsschritten sind bewährte Werkzeuge in direkt anwendbarer Form verfügbar. Anschauliche Beispiele aus der Praxis ergänzen das Angebot. Seit der ersten Auflage dieses Leitfadens im Jahre 2008 haben zahlreiche Unternehmen die im Leitfaden beschriebene Vorgehensweise erfolgreich umgesetzt. Die Anwender bestätigten den Mehrwert des Leitfadens sowie ihre positiven Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse in einer begleitenden Befragung.

Neuro-Kardiologie: Herz und Hirn in der klinischen Praxis

by Jens Litmathe

Das interdisziplinäre Buch wendet sich an alle Neurologen und Kardiologen sowie Allgemein-Internisten, die mit den Berührungspunkten zwischen Kardiologie und Neurologie konfrontiert sind. 30-40% der Schlaganfälle haben eine kardiogene Ursache. Liegt diese zum Beispiel in einem erstmalig entdeckten Vorhofflimmern, stellt sich Frage, was bei dessen Behandlung zu beachten ist. Welche weitere kardiologische Diagnostik benötigt der Patient und welche Antikoagulation? Diese und andere Fragen zu den vielfältigen Schnittpunkten zwischen Kardiologie und Neurologie beantwortet dieses Buch. Es schärft das Verständnis sowohl für kardiologische Aspekte neurologischer Erkrankungen als auch für neurologische Komorbiditäten kardiologischer Syndrome.

Investitionsrechnung und Investitionscontrolling (Springer-Lehrbuch)

by David Müller

Investitionen als eine wesentliche Grundlage unternehmerischer Tätigkeit sind durch komplexe Entscheidungsprozesse gekennzeichnet. Zentrale Aufgabe des Investitionscontrollings ist deshalb die Unterstützung der Planung, Realisierung und Umsetzung dieser Entscheidungen.Damit diese Aufgabe bestmöglich erfüllt werden kann, wurde die vorliegende Auflage neu strukturiert. Die Eigenschaften des Investitionsprozesses und des Investitionscontrollings werden in den ersten beiden Kapiteln vorgestellt. Im Anschluss daran werden die Grundlagen der Entscheidungstheorie dargelegt. Diese werden üblicherweise als Einzelentscheidungen betrachtet, jedoch sind Investitionsentscheidungen in den seltensten Fällen Individualentscheidungen. In der Regel sind mehrere Mitarbeiter und Abteilungen in die Entscheidungsprozesse eingebunden. Es liegt nahe, neben den Individualentscheidungen auch kollektive Entscheidungen zu berücksichtigen. Aus diesem Grund werden Theorie und Praxis kollektiver Entscheidungen in einem eigenständigen Kapitel beleuchtet.Neben der Entscheidungstheorie bildet die Investitionstheorie das klassische Fundament zur Unterstützung von Investitionsentscheidungen. Die grundlegenden Verfahren für Situationen unter Sicherheit werden ebenso vorgestellt wie die Verfahren für Entscheidungen unter Unsicherheit.Eine ganze Reihe von Investitionen wird nicht durch einen einzelnen Akteur (z.B. Unternehmen, Kostenstelle, Gemeinde) sondern als Gemeinschaftsinvestitionen durch mehrere Akteure realisiert. Die kooperative Spieltheorie ist in der Lage, für eine gerechte Nutzenaufteilung zu sorgen. Deshalb ist diesem Bereich ein umfangreiches Kapitel mit vielen Anwendungsbeispielen gewidmet.

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