The Cultural Life of Risk and Innovation

The Cultural Life of Risk and Innovation

Author: Chia Yin Hsu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000195750

Category: History

Page: 208

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How did "innovation" become something to strive for, an end in itself? And how did "the market" come to be thought of as the space of innovation? This edited volume provides the first historical examination of how innovations are conceived, marketed, navigated and legitimated from a global perspective that highlights contrasting experiences. These experiences include: colonial "projecting" in the Dutch New Netherlands, trust networks in the early US securities market, female investors during the Financial Revolution, life insurance in nineteenth-century France, "bubbles" and trusts in 1920s Shanghai, government regulation of the pre-Revolutionary stock market and the checkered success of today’s bit-coin technology. By discussing these diverse contexts together, this volume provides a pathbreaking reconsideration of market and business activities in light of both the techniques and the emotional vectors that infuse them.

The Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Air Force Innovation Life Cycle

The Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Air Force Innovation Life Cycle

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309451123

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 116

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The Air Force (USAF) has continuously sought to improve the speed with which it develops new capabilities to accomplish its various missions in air, space, and cyberspace. Historically, innovation has been a key part of USAF strategy, and operating within an adversary's OODA loop (observe, orient, decide, act) is part of Air Force DNA. This includes the ability to deploy technological innovations faster than do our adversaries. The Air Force faces adversaries with the potential to operate within the USAF's OODA loop, and some of these adversaries are already deploying innovations faster than the USAF. The Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Air Force Innovation Life Cycle examines the current state of innovation and experimentation in the Air Force and best practices in innovation and experimentation in industry and other government agencies. This report also explores organizational changes needed to eliminate the barriers that deter innovation and experimentation and makes recommendations for the successful implementation of robust innovation and experimentation by the Air Force.

Innovation Management in Robot Society

Innovation Management in Robot Society

Author: Kristian Wasén

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317654438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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This book introduces cutting-edge issues and thought-provoking concepts on innovation management. It illustrates how robotic developments allow new powerful support functionalities for harnessing workplace innovations and new types of work in enterprises. In particular, low status jobs—heavy, repetitive and dangerous jobs—are disappearing and increasingly replaced by creative and meaningful work. It situates the research within theoretical developments and academic literature in business and management studies on innovation networks and partnerships. The book then introduces the notion of "friction management," which invites us to re-examine creative tensions and explore how contradictions may spur or restrain change and innovation in this landscape. Innovation and change challenge established patterns, cultures, value systems, interests and network configurations—which creates a variety of frictions. Therefore, a theory of friction management is crucial, particularly in innovation-intensive industries, and can help professionals to understand change and the dynamics of innovation so that they can orchestrate events and learn to distinguish between the creative and negative frictions that can arise and that are important for change and the innovation process. Thus, the goal of friction management is to orchestrate, mobilize and (re)combine key organizational resources to strategically increase innovation capacity and promote dynamic renewal and creativity. It will be of interest to scholars and postgraduates in the areas of innovation management, sociology and business administration.

Human Trafficking and Prostitution Among Women and Girls of Edo State, Nigeria Possibility of Rehabilitation Through Education and Prevention

Human Trafficking and Prostitution Among Women and Girls of Edo State, Nigeria Possibility of Rehabilitation Through Education and Prevention

Author: Mary Dorothy Ezeh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524597085

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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Even though this study was primarily on human traffi cking and prostitution among Edo women and girls of Edo state in Nigeria, human traffi cking, however, is a widespread, visible phenomenon in the world today. It is a global problem. A report from United Nations Offi ce on Drug and Crime in 2014 says that human traffi cking involves over three million people in the world, bringing their slaveholders an annual profi t of 32 billion dollars. According to the same report, there is no place in the world where children, women, and men are safe from human traffi cking. In the background, the stark reality of poverty, unemployment, social marginalization, political crises, wars, interethnic confl icts, and the militarization of entire territories has increased the massive displacements of the population, fuelling the illegal sex trade linked to them. Many youngsters who desire to improve their living conditions and those of their families fl eeing their homes often become prey to criminal organizations who take advantage of them, exploit them, and dehumanize them. Little do they know when they are leaving their homes to go to overseas, what is waiting for them is often something altogether diff erent, namely intimidation, blackmail, violence, nightmare, and slavery that strip them of all dignity and respect. To make matters worse, most of the victims and their families not only lose credibility but are also ostracized by their local communities when what happened comes to light. Th erefore, the victims of this painful chain are not only young girls and boys but also families. Unfortunately, some parents, especially mothers, have also been perpetrators of this deplorable crime. Th ey push their daughters into the arms of their torturers, lulled by the dream of a brighter future. To stop and to prevent the reoccurence of this criminal network of complicity, which has been more or less voluntary, conscious and unconscious, a joint commitment by all governments, organizations, local communities, and individuals is necessary. Everyone needs to remember and never forget that every human being, every person has been created and procreated in the image and likeness of God and is a subject of essential rights, which should never be violated but rather should be respected and upheld by everyone in every time and place.

Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

Author: Frane Adam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136198908

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Innovation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is not necessarily caused by lack of technology or lack of will to innovate, but often by social and cultural forces that jeopardize the cognitive processes and prevent potential innovation. This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of innovation: the social networks and the norms; values and attitudes (such as trust) of the actors; social capital as both bonding and bridging links between actors; and social capital as a feature at all spatial levels, from the single inventor to the transnational corporation. Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines explore the cultural framework of innovation through empirics, case studies and examination of conceptual and methodological dilemmas.

The Logic of Innovation

The Logic of Innovation

Author: Johanna Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317025207

Category: Law

Page: 393

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The Logic of Innovation examines not merely the supposed problem of the efficacy and relevance of intellectual property, and the nature of innovation and creativity in a digital environment, but also the very circumstances of that inquiry itself. Social life has itself become a sphere of production, but how might that be understood within the cultural and structural transformation of creativity, innovation and property? Through a highly original interlocutory and therapeutic approach to the issues in play, the author addresses the concepts of innovation and the digital by means of an investigation through literature and the imagination of new scenarios for language, business and legal reform. The book undertakes a complex inquiry into innovation and property through the wonder of Alice’s journeys in Wonderland and through the Looking-glass. The author presents a new theory of familiar production to account for the kinship that has emerged in both informal and commercial modes of innovation, and foregrounds the value of use as crucial to the articulation of intellectual property within contemporary models of production and commercialization in the digital.

Cultural Quarters

Cultural Quarters

Author: Simon Roodhouse

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504384

Category: Architecture

Page: 258

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This definitive book provides a conceptual context for cultural quarters through a detailed discussion concerning the principles of urban design and planning. To examine these issues, the book presents several case studies drawn from Northern England, Ireland and Vienna to position the emergence of specific cultural areas within a historical and social context and the economics of maintaining the respective districts.Extending this investigation, the author provides an explicit analysis of Bolton Borough Council’s moves towards establishing a cultural sector in the town centre, with references to previous funding models employed by Birmingham City Council and the British Museum. The book offers a concise illustration of how cultural practice is maintained and expanded within an urban environment. This single volume, packed with detail, can be used in higher education courses to support the study of cultural policy, management and regeneration.

Fostering Innovative Cultures in Sport

Fostering Innovative Cultures in Sport

Author: James Skinner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319786223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Analysing the trends that are emerging in sport enterprises such as advancements in technology and social media, the authors of this illuminating book tackle the issue of how to create new opportunities in such a changing industry. Providing valuable reading for sports business scholars, this book draws on examples from inventive companies as well as inspirational sports leaders and illustrates the various drivers behind innovation. Addressing the need for a culture of innovation within sports enterprises, the authors reveal sustainable ways for companies to stay ahead of the game in an increasingly competitive global sport market.

Innovation in Design, Communication and Engineering

Innovation in Design, Communication and Engineering

Author: Teen-Hang Meen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315687612

Category: Computers

Page: 246

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This volume represents the proceedings of the 2014 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering (ICICE 2014). This conference was held in Guiyang, Guizhou, P.R. China, October 17-22, 2014. The conference provided a unified communication platform for researchers in a wide range of fields from information technology,

The Risk Society and Beyond

The Risk Society and Beyond

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076196469X

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arg

Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0

Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0

Author: Dr. Evren Ersoy

Publisher: Dr. Evren Ersoy

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

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ABSTRACT There are two major technological revolutions in the history of humanity that have been experienced chronologically and continue until today. These are the society 5.0 and industry 4.0 revolutions. The aim is to carry out professional and academic studies that will enable the invention of related technologies in order to increase the welfare level of humanity and reach the targeted level of welfare within the scope of technology and human values. Therefore, the future of societies will be designed with qualified human resources and innovation paradigm, which are two important factors that will enable humanity to be prosperous and sustainable societies. This study covers the transformation of individuals, societies, businesses and especially government authorities for the society 5.0 and industry 4.0 revolutions that will deeply affect all societies globally. It is explained how qualified human resources will change the future with the effect of new technologies and new jobs in the synthesis of technology and people. In addition, there are propositions about how it will affect the development of societies with science, technology, innovation and R&D studies for the intellectual accumulation of qualified people, and most importantly entrepreneurship ecosystem. There are studies on how societies develop the production economy with the innovation-development model, that classical societies are transformed into learning and rational societies, individuals' learning and development responsibilities change and expectations from them are at a higher level, especially technology and science take place in all areas of business and social life. It has been researched which new talents and skills people should have for new jobs within the scope of child and women entrepreneurs, digital natives, and the future of generation x and y. The innovation paradigm is at the heart of these ability and skill researches in the synthesis of technology and people. It has been determined how to use technology and science power for innovation, local and global effects of innovation, and which mission humanity should lead for the future. In addition, Research has been conducted on the most important agendas of today, including innovative development issues with digitalization and digital transformation technologies, transformation of societies, smart cities, digital countries, the future of societies, digital natives and world citizenship, Turkey's digital transformation roadmap proposition, industry 4.0 technology ecosystem and technology development zones in the digital age. Keywords: technology and human, innovation, digital transformation, industry 4.0, society 5.0, future jobs and technology