Burton Jones

  • Depuis Ptolémée et pendant près de deux mille ans, voyageurs et géographes tentèrent en vain de résoudre l'énigme du Grand Fleuve. Marchands d'esclaves et trafiquants avaient eu beau remonter son cours sur près de cinq mille kilomètres, nul n'avait pu leur dire où il prenait sa source. Au début du XIXe siècle, ...

  • This book dissects and describes the conceptual ingredients that construct hypnotic language. Clinical case examples and dozens of hypnotic language scripts are provided to illustrate the identified principles.

  • Macroeconomic research on human capital - the stock of human capabilities and knowledge - has been extensively published but to date the literature has lacked a comprehensive analysis of human capital within the organization. The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital has been designed to fill that gap, providing an authoritative, inter-disciplinary, and up to date survey of relevant concepts, research areas, and applications. Specially commissioned contributions from over 40 authors reveal the importance of human capital for contemporary organizations, exploring its conceptual underpinnings, relevance to theories of the firm, implications for organizational effectiveness, interdependencies with other resources, and role in the future economy. Unlike neoclassical macroeconomic concepts of human capital, human capital in organizations is shown to be dynamic and heterogeneous, requiring new theories and management frameworks. The systemic role of human capital is explored, revealing it as the lynchpin of social, structural and other forms of intangible and tangible capital. Connections between human capital and organizational performance are investigated from HR management, procurement, alignment, value appropriation, and accounting perspectives. Links between micro and macro perspectives are provided through analyses of inter firm human capital mobility, national and regional human capital formation regimes and industry employment relations practices.

    This Handbook is designed for scholars and graduate students of organization and management theory, strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge and intellectual capital, accounting, IT, HR, IR, economic sociology and cultural studies. For policy makers and practitioners it should provide an up to date guide to the nature and role of human capital in contemporary organizations and the roles that government, industry and other extra firm institutions can play in facilitating its development.

  • This book focuses on the  circumstances  that lead to the marked increased
    vulnerability of seniors and are most challenging to clinicians including the
    presence of multiple chronic medical conditions, variable losses of
    physiological function, and heterogeneity among individuals.  Written by
    the experts who lead the initiative to deliver high quality surgical and
    medical care to the elderly, Geriatrics
    for Specialists is the first book of its kind to provide the comprehensive knowledge
    specialists and associated generalists need to deliver quality health care to
    seniors.   With topics on important cross cutting issues like frailty,
    delirium and polypharmacy and specialty chapters on emergency medicine,
    anesthesia, many surgical and medical disciplines and  rehabilitation,  this book provides clinicians  the knowledge and tools needed to evaluate,
    treat and manage the unique needs of seniors.

     

    Geriatrics for Specialists was created as a resource for  specialist, generalists and allied health
    professionals and their students and trainees  who care for elderly patients.

  • The book assembles the latest research on new design techniques in water supplies using desalinated seawater. The authors examine the diverse issues related to the intakes and outfalls of these facilities. They clarify how and why these key components of the facilities impact the cost of operation and subsequently the cost of water supplied to the consumers. The book consists of contributed articles from a number of experts in the field who presented their findings at the "Desalination Intakes and Outfalls" workshop held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia in October, 2013. The book integrates coverage relevant to a wide variety of researchers and professionals in the general fields of environmental engineering and sustainable development.

  • This book explores the theoretical foundations of gamification in learning and education. It has become increasingly difficult to engage and motivate students. Gamification not only makes learning interesting, but also allows game players to solve problems and learn lessons through repeated attempts and failures. This "positive failure" can motivate students to attempt a difficult mission. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as the definition and characteristics of gamification, gamification in learning and education, theories, research on gamification, framework, strategy, and cases.

  • If you are a trainee teacher or experienced practitioner new to research, or are simply wondering how to get started on your education research project, this practical book will be your guide. The authors offer simple steps to ensure that you ask the key questions in the most effective way possible. The book guides you through the entire research process: from clarifying the context and conceptual background, to presenting and analysing the evidence gathered.

     
    Supported by examples, checklists and diagrams, this fully revised and updated edition includes a wealth of information on:

    Research design
    Evidence gathering techniques
    Practitioner research
    Ethics
    Data analysis techniques.

    This book will be valuable to anyone begining a research or a professional or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of evidence-backed decisions for the strategic development of their school.

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