Fab Labs

Author: Laure Morel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119318416
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The digital economy is now expanding rapidly, and is starting to overturn the past achievements of the Industrial Revolution. Initially engaging in the world of services, it is now turning to the manufacture of objects. Just as microcomputing evolved from large scale computing to more personal use, and as the Internet left behind the world of armies and universities to become universal, industrial production is gradually becoming directly controlled by individuals. This appropriation is being done either on a personal level, or, more significantly, within local or planetary communities: Fab Labs. These digital fabrication laboratories offer workshops to members of the public where all sorts of tools are available (including 3D printers, laser cutters and sanders) for the design and creation of personalized objects. The bringing together of various users (amateurs, designers, artists, “dabblers”, etc.) and possibilities for collaboration lies at the heart of these open-access productive spaces. This book covers a range of advances in this new personal fabrication and various issues that it has raised, especially in terms of the alternatives to salaried work, intellectual property, ecological openings and the hitherto unseen structuring of societies.

Innovations and Techno ecological Transition

Author: Fabienne Picard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119185785
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This book aims to present a systemic perspective to energetic transition to a discarbonated society implying an increase of energetic efficiency of current production process, new way of energy production - integration of renewable energies, re-use of wastes. Main societal functions are analyzed in order to highlight the ongoing process of technological and non-technological innovations: transport and mobility, food, building. The purpose of this book is to analyze from a global perspective the energetic innovative system on building and to understand the limits of its development and potential new actions.

The Entrepreneur

Author: Sophie Boutillier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111937877X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents the economic theories with regards to the entrepreneur of yesterday and those of more recent years, on which issue research has been developing exponentially since the last third of the 20th Century. Much of this book will be devoted to contemporary theories. This presentation of economic theories of the entrepreneur leads us to wonder about the structural development of the free enterprise system in the short and the long term. The proliferation of entrepreneurial initiatives leads in effect to a profound transformation of modes of production and work, for example under the current phenomenon of uberization economy.

Knowledge Management and Innovation

Author: Pierre Barbaroux
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1848218818
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This book explores the relationships between knowledge management (KM) processes and innovation management. The geographical extension of markets and intensification of competition have led firms to experiment with novel approaches to innovation. New organizational forms emerged in which firms collaborate with various stakeholders to create, absorb, integrate and protect knowledge. This book explores how knowledge management processes evolve with firms’ implementation of interactive, collaborative and open innovation models and it identifies the various knowledge types and processes involved throughout the different phases of the innovation process. The authors provide operational typologies for understanding innovative firms’ capabilities and knowledge management practices and also discuss the main properties of four models of interactive innovation, namely open innovation, user-centric innovation, community-based innovation and crowdsourcing.

Banking Governance Performance and Risk Taking

Author: Faten Ben Bouheni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111936146X
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Development of emerging countries is often enabled through non-conventional finance. Indeed, the prohibition of interest and some other impediments require understanding conventional finance and Islamic finance, which both seek to be ethical and socially responsible. Thus, comparing and understanding the features of Islamic banking and conventional banking, in a globalized economy, is fundamental. This book explains the features of both conventional and Islamic banking within the current international context. It also provides a comparative view of banking governance, performance and risk-taking of both finance systems. It will be of particular use to practitioners and researchers, as well as to organizations and companies who are interested in conventional and Islamic banking.

Science Technology and Innovation Culture

Author: Marianne Chouteau
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
ISBN: 1786303272
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We are facing unprecedented challenges today. For many of us, innovation would be our last hope. But how can it be done? Is it enough to bet on the scientific culture? How can technical culture contribute to innovation? How is technical culture situated with regards to what we name collectively the culture of innovation? It is these questions that this book intends to address.

Makers

Author: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446436375
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alle können heute im Internet selbst kommunizieren, publizieren und sich informieren. Doch die eigentliche Revolution steht uns erst noch bevor: das „Internet der Dinge“. Mit wenig Aufwand und zu geringen Kosten kann jeder selbst Produkte designen und fertigen – Schmuck und Modellbauteile, Werkzeuge, Haushaltsgegenstände und vieles mehr. Wer eine schlaue Produktidee hat, kann etablierten Herstellern Konkurrenz machen, die Macht der Markenunternehmen wird gebrochen. Der Bestseller-Autor und Internet-Visionär Chris Anderson stellt in seinem neuen Buch den vielleicht faszinierendsten Megatrend vor, der unsere Welt von Grund auf verändern wird: den Trend zur Eigenproduktion.

Das Summa Summarum des Management

Author: Cornelius Boersch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834993204
Format: PDF
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Kann man gutes Management lernen? Gibt es im Management so etwas wie „ewige Wahrheiten“? Wie navigieren Unternehmer und Führungsverantwortliche ihre Firmen durch Krisenzeiten? Wie können Führungskräfte notwendige Veränderungen herbeiführen oder Mitarbeiter motivieren, auf neue Ziele einschwören, Lust auf Leistung vermitteln? Das „Summa Summarum des Management“ bringt 25 der wichtigsten Werke der Managementliteratur auf den Punkt. Das Buch skizziert die Inhalte, fixiert die Kerngedanken und bietet dem Leser damit eine Abkürzung zu den essentiellen Prinzipien des Management in der heutigen Zeit.