Poirot s Early Cases Poirot
In this set of short stories Captain Hastings recounts 18 of Poirot’s early cases from the days before he was famous...
Award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history.
The fourth edition of Business Ethics explores throughout the text, in the context of business ethics, the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions:� Globalization� Sustainability� Corporate citizenship. Crane and Matten provides a truly global approach with a strong European perspective as well as examples from emerging economies and all around the world.The text's accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure it is engaging for students new to the subject. The text features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice, including Ethics on Screen, Ethics Online and Ethics in Action. It also focuses on skills, such as key decision-making skills, through in-text features including Skill Checks, Think Theory boxes and Key Concept boxes. New to this editionExtended coverage of SMEs and social enterprise, world religions and business ethics, whistleblowing, personal decision-making and feminist ethicsUpdated cases, examples, and vignettes throughout featuring recent cases that have raised complex ethical issues including the News International phone-hacking scandal, the ethical challenges presented by social media, and changes to banking regulations to avert another financial crisisExtended coverage of Asian, Arabian, Latin American, and African perspectives on the ethical debates and dilemmas faced by businesses in their regionsNew in-text features highlight the business skills covered in each chapterEnhanced resources on the website including, for students, related video links for each chapter, a careers advice section, all EoS have been updated to feature a new recent film, to help engage students with business ethics through the very latest cultural coverage, and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions
Spread Betting the Forex Markets
If you were to make a list of financial topics that have grabbed the interest of the wider public over recent years then spread betting and foreign exchange trading would surely be near the top. These have both been around for decades, but developments in technology and financial markets in the past five to ten years have made them extremely hot topics right now. This book starts by covering the basics of spread betting and explains why it has become such a popular method for trading a whole host of markets. Next the forex markets are explained - cutting through the jargon to help you understand how they work, what makes currency prices move second by second, 24 hours a day, and how you can trade forex using spread betting. Finally, some trading strategies are examined - approaches that you can put into practise straightaway using spread betting, and at a level of risk that suits your own particular circumstances. If you are looking to trade forex then this book provides an expert introduction - helping you to succeed by avoiding the most common pitfalls of this highly volatile but fascinating market.
Based on familiar circuit theory and basic physics, this book serves as an invaluable reference for both analog and digital engineers alike. For those who work with analog RF, this book is a must-have resource. With computers and networking equipment of the 21st century running at such high frequencies, it is now crucial for digital designers to understand electromagnetic fields, radiation and transmission lines. This knowledge is necessary for maintaining signal integrity and achieving EMC compliance. Since many digital designers are lacking in analog design skills, let alone electromagnetics, an easy-to-read but informative book on electromagnetic topics should be considered a welcome addition to their professional libraries. Covers topics using conceptual explanations and over 150 lucid figures, in place of complex mathematicsDemystifies antennas, waveguides, and transmission line phenomenaProvides the foundation necessary to thoroughly understand signal integrity issues associated with high-speed digital design
Examines the repeated association of new electronic media with spiritual phenomena from the telegraph in the late 19th century to television.
Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This practical book provides current and effective evaluation and treatment options currently available for the full spectrum of conditions affecting women. In easy to consume, bite-sized chapters, it ranges from diseases occurring during pregnancy and the perinatal period, through general gynecologic conditions from childhood to old age, gynecologic urology, oncology, reproductive medicine and family planning.
Quality Management Systems
Do you remember the first time you drove a car? To prepare for this you probably read the drivers manual, watched movies, practiced in your driveway, and endlessly discussed the impending event with your friends. The result - you knew a lot about the theory of driving, you just didn't know how to translate that theory into practice. Quality Management poses a similar problem to many organizations. The time has come to put Quality Management theory to use. Since the early 1980s, you may have read books and journals, attended seminars and training sessions, or watched films and videos about Quality Management. Once again you must make the jump from theory to application. Quality Management Systems: A Practical Guide for Improvement makes it possible. This book presents a model of Quality Management that combines the theoretical base of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the practical techniques of the Japanese into a useful application. The fork shaped model includes: oThe Handle - Management's Commitment to Transformation oThe Neck - Management's Education oProng One - Daily Management oProng Two - Cross-Functional Management oProng Three - Policy Management Quality Management Systems: A Practical Guide for Improvement supplies an integrated approach that explains the theory and how to put it into practice using a step-by-step method.
Fuzzy Logic for Business Finance and Management
This is an interdisciplinary book for knowledge workers in business, finance, management, and socio-economic sciences. It provides a guide to and techniques for forecasting, decision making, conclusions, and evaluations in an environment involving uncertainty, vagueness, and impression. Traditional modeling techniques do not capture the nature of complex systems especially when humans are involved. Fuzzy logic provides effective tools for dealing with such systems. Emphasis is on applications presented in case studies including Time Forecasting for Project Management, New Product Pricing, Client Financial Risk Tolerance Policy, Deviation and Potential Problem Analysis, Inventory Control Model, Stock Market Strategy. Contents:Fuzzy SetsFuzzy LogicFuzzy Averaging for ForecastingDecision Making in a Fuzzy EnvironmentFuzzy Logic Control for Business, Finance, and ManagementApplications of Fuzzy Logic ControlFuzzy Queries from Databases: Applications Readership: Students and researchers interested in fuzzy systems in business, finance, management, operations research, applied mathematics, applied fuzzy logic and social science. keywords: “Following on the heels of their successful text Fuzzy Sets, Fuzzy Logic, Applications, George and Maria Bojadziev have authored a book that reflects a significant shift in the applications of fuzzy logic — a shift which has become discernible during the past few years … Fuzzy Logic for Business, Finance, and Management provides a reader-friendly and up-to-date exposition of the basic concepts and techniques which underlie fuzzy logic and its applications to both control and business, finance, and management. With high skill and sharp insight, the authors illustrate the use of fuzzy logic techniques by numerous examples and case studies. Clearly, the writing of Fuzzy Logic for Business, Finance, and Management required a great deal of time, effort, and expertise. George and Maria Bojadziev deserve our thanks and congratulations for producing a text that is so informative, so well-written and so attuned to the needs of our information-based society.” from the foreword by Lotfi Zadeh Founder of fuzzy logic
This multifaceted book is the latest collaboration between Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio, who work together as the conceptual performance art duo A.Bandit to make magical art. A.Bandit is an experimental performance art group started by conceptual artist Glenn Kaino and magician Derek DelGaudio. Together they have exhibited and performed their work in venues that span a diverse range of cultural activities. The book introduces their pioneering work in the fields of art and magic, along with interviews and stories from noteworthy practitioners from both fields. It will be a generous access point into the normally secret practice from which A.Bandit operates. The book itself will contain several secret elements and magical features that will distinguish it as a type of performance in and of itself.