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Rural Development - Contemporary Issues and Practices

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ISBN: 9789535104612 Year: Pages: 640 DOI: 10.5772/1399 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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Development of rural areas has witnessed increasing attention globally, especially over the past three to four decades. The highpoint in the renewed global interest in the development of rural people and their environment was reached with the setting of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000. All of the set goals are basically rural development goals. With less than four years to the deadline for the achievement of the MDGs, it is almost certain that the goals are far from being achieved in, especially, most developing countries for whom the MDGs were essentially set. The struggle thus continues for rural development. As long as problems of poverty, disease, illiteracy, unemployment, poor infrastructure, environmental degradation and others persist (or increase) in rural communities, better and more result-oriented solutions to perennial and emerging problems of rural communities would be required. But rural development, in spite of the variations in thresholds of rurality among nations, is not exclusively a Third World or ‘developing countries’ process, owing to its multi-dimensionality. It is a global phenomenon that obviously requires global strategies. This book not only looks at rural development from its multi-dimensional perspectives, it is also a product of the experiences and expertise of distinguished scholars across the continents. Aiming to provide a comprehensive single volume that addresses salient issues and practices in rural development, the book covers themes ranging from sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, strategic environmental assessment, renewable energy, rural financial resources, assessment of protected areas to statistics for rural development policy. Other subject matters covered by the book include social marginality, land use conflict, gender, cooperatives, animal health, rural marketing, information and communication technology, micro-business, and rural economic crisis. The book is thus an invaluable source of useful information on contemporary issues in rural development for researchers, policy makers, and students of rural development and other related fields.

Customer intimacy analytics : leveraging operational data to assess customer knowledge and relationships and to measure their business impact

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ISBN: 9783866448483 Year: Pages: XIX, 356 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000028159 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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The ability to capture customer needs and to tailor the provided solutions accordingly, also defined as customer intimacy, has become a significant success factor in the B2B space - in particular for increasingly ""servitizing"" businesses. This book elaborates on the solution CI Analytics to assess and monitor the impact of customer intimacy strategies by leveraging business analytics and social network analysis technology. This solution thereby effectively complements existing CRM solutions.

Process Measurement in Business Process Management : Theoretical Framework and Analysis of Several Aspects

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ISBN: 9783866447899 Year: Pages: XIV, 244 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000025397 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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Process measurement deals with the quantification of business process models using process model metrics. This book presents a theoretical framework for the prediction of external process model attributes (as, for example, error-proneness and understandabiltiy) based on internal (structural) attributes. The properties of proposed metrics are analyzed. A visualization technique for metric values is introduced and metrics for process model understandability and granularity are evaluated.

Mobiles Internet im Unternehmenskontext - Webtechnologien als technische Basis für Geschäftsanwendungen auf mobilen Endgeräten

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Book Series: Göttinger Schriften zur Internetforschung ISBN: 9783863950569 Year: Pages: 361 DOI: 10.17875/gup2012-203 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Computer Science --- Economics
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The mobile Internet – understood as the usage of Internet services and protocols over wireless networks – is a technology which can be of beneficial use in companies. So far and in contrast to the use by private customers this area is still under development, which can be explained through the special conditions of IT-implementation in enterprises. Stefan Christmann therefore analyzes usage potentials and challenges of this technology and describes technical solutions to enable the application of mobile Internet in enterprises and to make it more economical. In the area of application development, the book focuses on an operating system independent programming with web technologies, which eliminates the need for multiple development processes.

Entrepreneurship - Creativity and Innovative Business Models

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ISBN: 9789535100690 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.5772/2650 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Economics
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What are the differences between an entrepreneur and a manager? According to Schumpeter, the main difference lies in the entrepreneur's ideas, creativity, and vision of the world. These differences enable him to create new combinations, to change existing business models, and to innovate. Those innovations can take several forms: products, processes, and organizations to name a few. In this book, an array of international researchers take a look at the visions and actions of innovative entrepreneurs to be at the source of new ideas and to foster new relationships between different actors to change the existing business models.

Subject-Oriented Business Process Management

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ISBN: 9783642323911 9783642323928 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32392-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management --- Information theory
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Activities performed in organizations are coordinated via communication between the people involved. The sentences used to communicate are naturally structured by subject, verb, and object. The subject describes the actor, the verb the action and the object what is affected by the action. Subject-oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM) as presented in this book is based on this simple structure which enables process-oriented thinking and process modeling. S-BPM puts the subject of a process at the center of attention and thus deals with business processes and their organizational environment from a new perspective, meeting organizational requirements in a much better way than traditional approaches. Subjects represent agents of an action in a process, which can be either technical or human (e.g. a thread in an IT system or a clerk). A process structures the actions of each subject and coordinates the required communication among the subjects. S-BPM provides a coherent procedural framework to model and analyze business processes: its focus is the cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the strategic, tactical, and operational issues, sharing their knowledge in a networked structure. The authors illustrate how each modeling activity through the whole development lifecycle can be supported through the use of appropriate software tools. The presentation style focuses on professionals in industry, and on students specializing in process management or organizational modeling. Each chapter begins with a summary of key findings and is full of examples, hints, and possible pitfalls. An interpreter model, a toolbox, and a glossary summarizing the main terms complete the book. The web site www.i2pm.net provides additional software tools and further material.

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