Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy-Based Projects, and Digitalization

Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy-Based Projects, and Digitalization

Author: Amina Omrane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000292541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship is nowadays considered as a discipline at the cross-roads of many others. This book describes recent cases, techniques and tools proposed for leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners who are involved and responsible for making strategic decisions in their companies and aiming at sustainable development. This book highlights the use of new business models/methods that can be employed by organizations and researchers to save millions of dollars, to enhance the economic growth, as well as to resolve environmental and social issues, via sustainable networks, renewal energy distribution, and social/green entrepreneurship. It will provide a comprehensive discussion of practical techniques, like Machine Learning, Robotics, Photovoltaic solar energy, in the field of renewable energy, and other digital tools, such as digital marketing, crowdsourcing platforms, and digital currency. Meanwhile, it will enlighten the way for entrepreneurs and decision makers by helping them to learn how to grow their business. The focus will be on how to benefit from these techniques to develop sustainable and renewable energy-based projects, as well as digitalized new ventures. The book walks the reader through the latest emerging trends in digitalization that can support practitioners, managers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to help them appreciate the application of sustainable solutions in various functional domains.

Governance Models for Latin American Universities in the 21st Century

Governance Models for Latin American Universities in the 21st Century

Author: Mohammad Ayub Khan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030834654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 498

This book explores new models and future possibilities of university governance in a Latin American context using management and leadership theories. The dramatic changes and uncertainty facing the world recently have forced us to reimagine the future of education. Changes such as digitalization, the increasing number of corporate universities, and the need for cost-effective educational programs and services require universities to keep evolving while ensuring that they maintain their essence as a critical social asset. This book offers a new approach to managing and leading the university, particularly by embracing the role and responsibility of delivering quality educational programs and services, by being innovative and flexible enough to make urgent decisions and act upon them in a timely and appropriate manner. With its contributions to management and the social sciences, this interdisciplinary book will serve as a valuable resource to researchers, administrators, and students alike.

Sustainable Business Management and Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID Era

Sustainable Business Management and Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID Era

Author: Marko Mihić

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031186455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 703

View: 853

This book covers high-quality peer-reviewed research papers presented at the 18th International Symposium of Organizational Sciences (SymOrg 2022) held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 11 to 14 June 2022. The aim of the book is providing stimulative framework for readers to explore viable alternatives and indicate implications for the post-pandemic world. Researchers from academia and industry present their original work focusing on different aspects of sustainable management and digital transformation including blockchain technology, business analytics, e-business, innovation, digital operations and logistics management, financial industry, public administration, lean business systems, digital transformation projects, human resources, marketing and communication, and quality and standardization. The chapters could be useful for industry experts, research institutions, universities, and all others who share a common interest in contemporary organizational sciences.

I-Bytes Business Services Industry

I-Bytes Business Services Industry

Author: IT Shades.com

Publisher: EGBG Services LLC

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 87

View: 308

This document brings together a set of latest data points and publicly available information relevant for Business Services Industry. We are very excited to share this content and believe that readers will benefit from this periodic publication immenseiy.

Proceedings of the XVIII International symposium Symorg 2022 (BOOK OF ABSTRACTS)

Proceedings of the XVIII International symposium Symorg 2022 (BOOK OF ABSTRACTS)

Author: Marko Mihić

Publisher: FON

ISBN: 9788676804115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 784

With 140 contributions by authors from 19 different countries, XVIII International Symposium of Organizational Sciences – SymOrg 2022 successfully sets the high level for future conferences. The topic of SymOrg 2020, “Sustainable Business Management and Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID Era”, attracted researchers from different institutions, both in Serbia and abroad. This year, more than 300 scholars and practitioners authored and co-authored scientific and research articles that had been accepted for publication in the Book of Abstracts. All the contributions to the Book of Abstracts are classified into the following 13 key topics:  Blockchain Technology in Business and Information Systems  Business Analytics  Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Management  Digital Operations and Logistics Management  Digital Transformation of Financial Industry  Digital Transformation of Public Administration  E-Business Ecosystems  Evidence-Based Public Policy Making in the Post-COVID Environment  LEAN Business Systems – Structures, Processes and Models  Managing Digital Transformation Projects under Discontinuity  Managing Human Resources in the Post-COVID Era  Rethinking Marketing and Communication in the Post-COVID Era  Quality Management and Standardization in Digital Transformation Era. The participation of numerous domestic and international authors and the diversity of topics justify our efforts to organize the Symposium. As SymOrg is traditionally at the intersection of academy and business, we believe that this year’s meeting will bring about many in-depth discussions, contribute to prospective partnerships, and build stronger business and academic networks. We also believe that meeting will contribute to the exchange of knowledge, research results and experience among industry experts, research institutions and faculties, which all share a common interest in contemporary organizational sciences. We are very grateful to our distinguished keynote and plenary speakers: Ana Draskovic, Aleksander Aristovnik, Manuel Mazzara, Basant Agarwa and Priyanka Harjule. Also, special thanks to moderators for organizing the panels and workshops in the fields of higher education, business, supply chain, doctoral research studies and student engagement and sustainability. The Faculty of Organizational Sciences would like to express its gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and all the partners and individuals who have supported and contributed to the organization of the Symposium. We are particularly grateful to the contributors and reviewers who made this issue possible. But above all, we are especially thankful to the authors and presenters for making SymOrg 2022 a success! Belgrade, June 6, 2022 Marko Mihić, Ph.D. Sandra Jednak, Ph.D. Gordana Savić, Ph.D.

The Home of the Future

The Home of the Future

Author: Sinan Küfeoğlu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030750930

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 901

This book presents an in-depth study to show that a sustainable future urban life is possible. To build a safer and more sustainable future, as humankind, we would like to use more renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, reduce our carbon and water footprints in all economic sectors. The increasing population and humans’ ever-increasing demand for consumption pose another question whether the world’s resources are sufficient for present and future generations. Fair access to water, energy, and food is the objective for all. In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, scientists, researchers, engineers, and policymakers worldwide are working hard to achieve these objectives. To answer all these challenges, we would like to introduce the core of Smart Cities of the future, the building block of the future’s urban life: Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH). ODIH will serve as the ‘Home of the Future’, a fully digitalised and smart, self-sustaining building that answers all the motivation we highlight here. In ODIH, we introduce a living space that produces its water, energy, and food by minimising carbon and water footprints thanks to the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain technologies. It will also serve as an open innovation environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs who wish to integrate their solutions into the infrastructure of ODIH and test those in real-time. We believe this will be a true open innovation test-bed for new business models.

Business Purpose Design

Business Purpose Design

Author: Monika Smith

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783981924947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 495

Business Purpose Design is an essential guide for a human-centric and holistic purpose for businesses. Discontinuity, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are driving forces of our world. Entire markets, industries, departments, and specialist areas interact and correlate with each other - unplanned and open-ended. In our world, orientation and a common driver is key to navigate, to distinguish relevant information from irrelevant, to take decisions and lead companies to create a positive future. Together with 32 outstanding personalities, from thought leaders, executives, founders, designers, and scientists, Monika looks at the 30 most relevant topics für purpose entrepreneurship. Bonus: Many examples, trend outlooks, and conceptional images inspire new thoughts and ideas - and reassure existing developments. Furthermore, takeaways for every topic offer a hands-on guide to act right away. With the Business Purpose Design model, organizations of any size can design, build, and grow their business towards becoming impact-driven. It provides a toolkit, and over 90 practical tips to design or and implement purpose within an organization right away. It allows for many perspectives. Co-created by over 32 practitioners from 30 disciplines. Illustrated with a critical eye by one of Europe's most sophisticated graphic-recording duo. Specially designed for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, coaches, managers, designers and leaders of all types of organizations. www.business-purpose.com

Sustainable Power Generation

Sustainable Power Generation

Author: Nikolay Belyakov

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128170120

Category: Science

Page: 620

View: 316

Sustainable Power Generation: Current Status, Future Challenges and Perspectives addresses emerging problems faced by the transition to sustainable electricity generation and combines perspectives of engineering and economics to provide a well-rounded overview. This book features an in-depth discussion of the main aspects of sustainable energy and the infrastructure of existing technologies. It goes on to evaluate natural resources that are sustainable and convenient forms of energy, and finishes with an investigation of the environmental effects of energy systems and power generating systems of the future. Other sections tackle fundamental topics such as thermal power, nuclear energy, bioenergy, hydropower, challenges and risks to sustainable options and emerging technologies that support global power trends. Sustainable Power Generation explores the future of sustainable electricity generation, highlighting topics such as energy justice, emerging competences, and major transitions that need to be navigated. This is an ideal reference for researchers, engineers, and other technical specialists working in the energy sector, as well as environmental specialists and policy makers. Provides a multidisciplinary, structured approach to electricity generation, focusing on the key areas of technology, business, project management and sustainability Includes analytics and discussions of sustainability metrics, underlying issues and challenges Presents business cases, offering a mix of academic depth and practicality on energy options

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education

Author: Wendy M. Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350244368

Category: Education

Page: 459

View: 189

This Handbook illustrates that universities per se and higher education in general are essential to catalyze and action the transformative change needed for sustainability and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. Part One shows how sustainability can be adopted as a driver of change within higher education institutions (HEIs), as they react and respond to influencing factors outside the academy. Part Two examines how a university working with and for sustainability can influence, effect and amplify change beyond the institution, working with and through others. International contributors explore regional, national and international perspectives, presenting a variety of critically assessed accounts case studies that reflect different local and national contexts, institutional archetypes and academic missions. Frameworks of sustainability-led transformation are illustrated at the level of the institution (executive/administrative), organization, culture, place-based (anchor) and student in various countries including Aruba, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States of America. The book concludes with a manifesto for change and a call to action. It identifies that the sustainability journey of a HEI is influenced by context and place, with mission, leadership and strategy playing a vital role and change agency by students a key ingredient. Recognizing the patience and resolve to effect change, communication, dialogue and inclusion were central to community building and partnership.

Zenox

Zenox

Author: Jafry, Zaghi, Silvers

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496947819

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 344

Zenox is a true story; or rather it is the most optimistic of possible true stories about the survival of the human race after an explosion in the year AD 2020 hurled a stockpile of bio germs high into the stratosphere where jet streams dispersed its lethal spores. As the spores drifted back to Earth, they wiped out all humans. Except 175 scientists and engineers of mixed age, race, religion and genders orbiting Earth in Space Station, Skylab 10, and 25 female scientists aboard Lady Endeavor halfway on a multiyear expedition to explore the moons of Saturn. The survivors sardonically called their abode in the sky Heaven. They sought new mates; engaged in risky space missions to make room for their growing families; and remotely programmed from Heaven the super computers (Zenox) on Earth with artificial intelligence and the instinct to survive. As a result, super Zenox began to evolve and by the year AD 2100, they had evolved into conscious beings called Zenox. But it was war, and the threat of war between the various Zenox factions that spurred their rapid evolution onward climaxed in the year AD 2270, with war with humans for mastery of Earth.