Happiness, Technology and Innovation

Happiness, Technology and Innovation

Author: Gaël Brulé

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030826857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

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This book asks what kind of impacts innovations and technology have on subjective well-being and happiness. It presents the state of the art both in terms of results and theoretical questioning on these topics. It proposes a new concept: innovation that leads to greater happiness, and highlights new research in this area. In so doing, it addresses a less researched area in the field of well-being research. The authors state that notwithstanding the indisputable positive contributions of innovation and technology, there are also drawbacks, which need equal attention in research. This book is of interest to students and researchers of quality of life and well-being, as well as innovation research.

Futile Progress

Futile Progress

Author: Ernest Braun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134169214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Do new innovations and products improve our lives? Has our relentless pursuit of technological progress eliminated the blight of poverty, of inequality, of discrimination, of crime, of war? Has the advance of technology increased our happiness and led us to fulfillment and social harmony? The ads would have us think so. But not all technological innovation is desirable, and the fastest rate of change is not necessarily the best. Futile Progress explores the multiple and far-reaching ways in which our society and our environment have been affected by technological change. It reveals how far unfettered 'advances' can be blamed for environmental damage, and analyses to what extent our unquestioning acceptance of new technologies has contributed to the social insecurity, inequality and dislocation evident today. In this original and thought provoking book, Ernest Braun argues for effective safeguards against these adverse effects of technologies beneficial to society receive public support. Only if the consequences of technological change are anticipated can technology be harnessed to work for common good.

Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation

Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation

Author: Hyung Min Kim

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128188873

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation establishes a key theoretical framework to understand the implementation and development of smart cities as innovation drivers, in terms of lasting impacts on productivity, livability and sustainability of specific initiatives. This framework is based on empirical analysis of 12 case studies, including pioneer projects from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more. It explores how successful smart cities initiatives nurture both technological and social innovation using a combination of regulatory governance and private agency. Typologies of smart city-making approaches are explored in depth. Integrative analysis identifies key success factors in establishing innovation relating to the effectiveness of social systems, institutional thickness, governance, the role of human capital, and streamlining funding of urban development projects. Cases from a range of geographies, scales, social and economic contexts Explores how smart cities can promote technological and social innovation in terms of direct impacts on livability, productivity and sustainability Establishes an integrative framework based on empirical evidence to develop more innovative smart city initiatives Investigates the role of governments in coordinating, fostering and guiding innovations resulting from smart city developments Interrogates the policies and governance structures which have been effective in supporting the development and deployment of smart cities

Consumer Happiness: Multiple Perspectives

Consumer Happiness: Multiple Perspectives

Author: Tanusree Dutta

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813363748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 285

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This book helps quench the quest of knowledge of academicians, researchers, and others interested in developing a complete and critical understanding of consumer happiness. The relentless search of happiness by humans is sought in different ways. Scientific discussion on happiness for long was considered a forte of Philosophers. Other disciplines seldom delved into this. But today not only science but neuroscience, marketing, and other varied fields have started delving into it and have developed a keen interest. The book has been conceptualized on this line of thinking and thus divided into two parts. The first part is customized towards understanding various perspectives of happiness and the relative importance of knowing the same. The first chapter of this section is on the biological perspective of happiness. The second is titled ‘Behavioural perspective’. The third chapter is an attempt to elucidate the cultural perspective of the concept of happiness. The fourth is on the role of technology in inducing happiness. Fifth and sixth are on theories of happiness and measuring happiness, respectively. Knowledge about the different perspective and theories has a wide range of benefits. It informs us about how the brain works, interprets, and reacts. This theoretical understanding helps us to move beyond the trial and error methods towards a more scientific underpinning of adoption of measures that would generate long-lasting happiness in consumers. The second part of the book is dedicated toward understanding consumer happiness from a neuroscience perspective, i.e. keeping consumer happy. This segment has ten chapters. The first is on differentiating the concept of happiness from satisfaction. The second is on sensory marketing and happiness. The third deals with the store design and shelving of products to generate happiness. Fourth and fifth chapters relate to persuading the consumers. While the fourth chapter is on developing persuasive messages and the fifth is on subliminal messaging sixth chapter is on pricing and seventh on advertising. The eighth chapter highlights the role of emotions and the ninth is on the different factors that induce happiness in consumers. The last chapter is about raising some unanswered questions and food for thought for readers. Together the contents of the book make for a complete understanding of the concept of happiness and how it is shaping the world of marketing. Addressing the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of consumer happiness in the same book makes the book comprehensive.

Smart Technologies and Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Smart Technologies and Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Author: Ahmed Al-Masri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030016593

Category: Computers

Page: 463

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The book presents high-quality research papers presented at the 1st AUE International research conference, AUEIRC 2017, organized by the American University in the Emirates, held on November 15th-16th, 2017 in Dubai. The book is broadly divided into three sections: Media and Smart Cities, Creative Technologies and Innovation, and Security Risks and Strategic Challenges. The areas covered under these sections are cyber-psychology and digital forensics, cloud RAN architecture, networking functions virtualization, e-Governance and IoT semantic interoperability, ERP security, web-based application and problem-solving skills, smart technologies and advertising, smart technologies for smart cities, smart adaptable navigation systems, turbo codes for security key generation, technology advanced student learning and mobile devices, big data security and privacy, multi-channel buffer enabled technique, physiological signal acquisition in electro-oculography, blockchain and donation-based crowdfunding, smart city and framework development approach, news channel and media education, UAE foreign policy, China-GCC relations, diplomacy in the Internet age, intelligent cyber-security strategies, industry securities and strategic challenges, hybrid alliances and corporate security, security and privacy in smart cities, human computer interaction and e-learning solution, complexity of smart cities governance. The papers included in this book present insightful information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices in the field, which aim for a sustainable future.

Techno-Fix

Techno-Fix

Author: Michael Huesemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865717046

Category: Science

Page: 465

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Challenges beliefs about technology's assumed potential for enabling a continuation of current consumption rates, arguing for extensive reform while explaining that technological advances are hastening an environmental collapse. Original.

Transcultural Marketing for Incremental and Radical Innovation

Transcultural Marketing for Incremental and Radical Innovation

Author: Christiansen, Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 588

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As technology continues to drive innovation and impact societies across multiple national boundaries and cultures, new approaches towards marketing products must be created and implemented to be successful in an era of hypercompetition. Transcultural Marketing for Incremental & Radical Innovation provides in depth discussion on tactics for improving existing products while inventing completely new products and product categories. This publication will prove to be helpful for scholars, practitioners, and university students who wish to better understand the importance of marketing products and services across different cultures and multiple languages.

Tourism Research in Ibero-America

Tourism Research in Ibero-America

Author: Andres Artal-Tur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000394160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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This comprehensive volume includes new contributions in research by Ibero-American specialists in tourism analysis. The chapters deal with outstanding areas of interest at the level of tourism research, both from the professional and academic perspectives in the Ibero-American region. The content spreads along a number of varied topics like the urban destination planning from an architectural point of view, the creation of new magic villages in Mexico, the management of natural and wildlife areas, and a new focus on the blue growth strategy from a circular economy ́s perspective. There are chapters that provide new insights on cruise passengers profiling and discuss new methodologies to compute the impact of this type of vacational travelling for the territories involved. The book also examines the new areas of tourism in the market, like wine tourism and border medical tourism in Mexico. Tourism Research in Ibero-America: Urban Destinations, Sustainable Approaches and New Products postulates new perspectives in the study of the Trans-Atlantic’s shared interest for the tourism and hospitality activities, with fresh and up-to date methodologies. It analyses the current situation of the tourism sector for the whole Ibero-American world, including The Americas, Spain, and Portugal and will be of great interest to a wide audience. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Anatolia.

UAE

UAE

Author: Melodena Stephens

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787147157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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This book can be used to teach public policy and help international industry leaders and academics understand the context of UAE and the role it plays in the global arena. This project is a series by the Academy of International Business - MENA chapter, supported by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai.

Happy Singlehood

Happy Singlehood

Author: Elyakim Kislev

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520299139

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Despite enduring whispers, sideway glances, and blatant discrimination, men and women today are choosing to remain single—and are enjoying complete and joyful lives. In this carefully crafted, thoroughly researched book, Elyakim Kislev delivers groundbreaking insights on the fastest growing demographic in the world: singles. Happy Singlehood investigates how unmarried people create satisfying lives in a world where social structures and policies are still designed to favor married couples. The book challenges readers to rethink how single people organize social and familial life in new ways, and illuminates how educators, policymakers, and urban planners ignore their needs. Based on personal interviews, singles’ writings, and widespread quantitative analysis, Happy Singlehood investigates how singles nurture social networks, create innovative communities, and effectively deal with discrimination. Showcasing voices of singles, Kislev charts a way forward to assist singles to live life on their terms, and explains how everyone—single or otherwise—benefits from the freedom to develop new and fulfilling lifestyles.

The Politics of the Artificial

The Politics of the Artificial

Author: Victor Margolin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226505049

Category: Art

Page: 286

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Introduction1. DESIGNThinking about Design at the End of the MillenniumDesign at the CrossroadsThe Experience of ProductsKen Isaacs: Matrix DesignerExpansion or Sustainability: Two Models of DevelopmentDesign for a Sustainable WorldThe Politics of the Artificial2. DESIGN STUDIESDesign History in the United States, 1977-2000Narrative Problems of Graphic Design HistoryMicky Wolfson's Cabinet of WondersDesign History and Design StudiesThe Two HerbertsThe Multiple Tasks of Design StudiesSourcesIllustration CreditsIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.