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Factories of the Future

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ISBN: 9783319943589 Year: Pages: 494 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94358-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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Engineering; Industrial engineering; Production engineering

Building a Cashless Society

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Economics ISBN: 9783030106898 Year: Pages: 96 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-10689-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Economics --- Business and Management
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This open access book tells the story of how Sweden is becoming a virtually cashless society. Its goal is to improve readers’ understanding of what is driving this transition, and of the factors that are fostering and hampering it. In doing so, the book covers the role of central banks, political factors, needs for innovation, and the stakeholders involved in developing a cashless ecosystem. Adopting a historical standpoint, and drawing on a unique dataset, it presents an academic perspective on Sweden’s leading role in this global trend. The global interest in the future of cash payments makes the Swedish case particularly interesting. As a country that is close to becoming a cashless economy, it offers a role model for many other countries to learn from - whether they want to stimulate or reduce the use of cash. This highly topical book will be of interest to politicians, researchers, businesses, financial service providers and payment service providers, as well as fintech start-ups, regulators and other authorities.

Managing Innovation and Standards

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ISBN: 9783030015329 Year: Pages: 171 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01532-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management
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This book provides an in-depth study of the management of standards and regulation in sustainable and radical innovation development. It considers the case of micro Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) technology. The developers of this radical innovation in the European heating sector encountered major conflicts when attempting to create or adapt standards when bringing the technology to market. Utilising rich research data and interviews with key actors, the author uses this case to derive a grounded theory on the management of standards and regulation during an innovation process. The results also have important implications for innovators, which are reflected in clear advice for practice.

Industrial Engineering

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ISBN: 9781838803452 9781838803469 9781838806330 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75414 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Industrial Engineering
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Businesses across the world are aiming for increased productivity and greater efficiency. This can be achieved through the knowledge of industrial engineering, which is a systematic approach to streamlining the business process. This book presents the current state of the art of industrial engineering and provides useful information to those who wish to optimize their business practices while increasing customer service and quality.

Applications of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

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ISBN: 9781789849356 9781789849363 Year: Pages: 100 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75475 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Manufactures
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The book entitled Application of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly aims to present applicable research in the field of design, manufacturing, and assembly realized by researchers affiliated to well-known institutes. The book has a profound interdisciplinary character and is addressed to researchers, engineers, PhD students, graduate and undergraduate students, teachers, and other readers interested in assembly applications. I am confident that readers will find interesting information and challenging topics of high academic and scientific level within this book. The book presents case studies focused on new design for special parts using the principles of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA), strategies that minimize the defects in design and manufacturing applications, special devices produced to replace human activity, multiple criteria analysis to evaluate engineering solutions, and the advantages of using the additive manufacturing technology to design the next generation of complex parts, in different engineering fields.

Mediation in Collective Labor Conflicts

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Book Series: Industrial Relations & Conflict Management ISBN: 9783319925318 Year: Pages: 339 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92531-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology --- Law
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This open access book opens up the black box of mediation in collective conflicts through the analyses and comparisons of various systems. Mediation and related third party interventions such as conciliation and facilitation are discussed as effective prevention and regulation tools for different types of collective labor conflicts. These interventions fit in a new developed five-phase model of collective conflicts in organizations, going from capacity building in latent conflicts, through conciliation, mediation and arbitration in escalating phases, to rebuilding of trust after hot conflicts. The authors promote understanding and discussion with regards to labor mediation systems, presenting comparative research on the perspectives of mediators and users of mediation. This book describes and analyses laws, regulations and practices of mediation in seventeen countries, with a relative strong emphasis on Europe. Part 1 presents theoretical frameworks on conciliation and mediation in collective labor conflicts. Part 2 presents regulations and practices in 12 European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Part 3 discusses mediation in these collective conflicts in Australia, China, India, South Africa and the USA. Part 4 offers conclusions and ways forward. This book offers analyses, good practices and developments for third party intervention in collective labor conflicts in global and local changing environments. This book is a must-read for policy makers, , social partners at different levels, as well as scholars and practitioners in industrial relations, human resources management and conflict management, particularly conciliators and mediators.

Trade Unions on YouTube

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ISBN: 9783030249144 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-24914-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Sociology
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This open access book investigates how trade unions representing different social classes use YouTube videos for renewal purposes. Information and communication technology has undoubtedly offered new opportunities for social movements, but while research suggests that these new means of communication can be used for trade union revitalization, few studies have examined what unions actually do on social media. By analysing more than 4500 videos that have been uploaded by Swedish trade unions, Jansson and Uba explore how unions use YouTube to address issues such as recruiting new members, improving internal democracy, promoting political campaigns and constructing (new) self-images. The results demonstrate that trade unions representing a range of social classes use different revitalization strategies via YouTube. This research will be of use to students and scholars researching European politics and political participation, trade unionism and labour movements in the digital age.

Fellow Travellers

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ISBN: 9781789624915 Year: Pages: 282 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Liverpool John Moores University
Subject: History
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Fellow Travellers examines the shifting practices and strategies adopted by Communist militants as they sought to build and maintain support on the railways. In a period in which the Communist party struggled to establish a foothold in many French workplaces, activists on the railways bucked the trend and set down deep and lasting roots of support. They maintained this support even through the sectarian period of the Comintern’s shift to class against class, deepening their participation within railway industrial relations and gaining the experience of engagement with managers and state officials upon which they would build during the years of the Popular Front. Here France’s railway employees joined alongside their fellow workers in shaping a new social contract for workers, extending the principle of democratic representation into the workplace. While the Popular Front experiment proved shortlived, its influence was long lasting. In the post Liberation period, the key tenets of the Popular Front experience re-emerged within the nationalised SNCF, shaping the particular character of railway industrial relations – the peculiar mix of collaboration and hostile confrontation between management and workforce that continues to make the French railways one of the most contested sectors of the modern French economy.

Power Plants in the Industry

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ISBN: 9781789850833 9781789850840 Year: Pages: 148 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73347 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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The main aim of this study is to present power plants for all fields of industry. The chapters collected in the book are contributions by invited researchers with long-standing experience in different research areas. I hope that the material presented here is understandable to a wide audience, not only energy and mechanical engineering specialists but also scientists from various disciplines. The book contains seven chapters in two sections: (1) ""Power Plants & Technical Details"" and (2) ""Power Plants in Different Fuels"". This book shows detailed and up-to-date evaluations in different areas and was written by academics with experience in their field. It is anticipated that this book will make a scientific contribution to power plant workers, researchers, academics, MSc and PhD students, and other scientists in both the present and future.

New Trends in Industrial Automation

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ISBN: 9781789859515 9781789859522 Year: Pages: 94 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75341 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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New technological developments expand the technical connotation of industrial automation with control objects and control objectives also greatly expanded, thus promoting development direction of industrial automation technology to intellectualization. This book is a collection of articles on novel approaches to current problems in industrial automation and encompasses multidisciplinary areas such as distributed system architecture, application of non-destructive distributed sensor system, joint simulation technology, and a summary of intelligent transition. New Trends in Industrial Automation provides useful reference material for technical workers in the field of industrial automation, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians, researchers, and practicing engineers.

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