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Risk, Complexity and ICT
Risk, Complexity and ICT
This book explores the challenges regarding risks and risk management related to the growing complexity of ICT solutions.

The main argument of the book is that the complexity of ICT solutions has continued to grow throughout the history of ICT, and that it has now reached a level that goes beyond our current understanding of
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Temporary Organizations: Prevalence, Logic and Effectiveness
Temporary Organizations: Prevalence, Logic and Effectiveness

This important and timely book provides a systematic treatment of temporary organizations - an increasingly prevalent organizational form in which organizations work together on a joint task - for example, a movie production, a rescue operation, development of a new product - for an ex ante limited period of time. Demonstrating that temporary...

Climate Change And the Economics of the World's Fisheries: Examples Of Small Pelagic Stocks (New Horizons in Environmental Economics)
Climate Change And the Economics of the World's Fisheries: Examples Of Small Pelagic Stocks (New Horizons in Environmental Economics)
Research on the economic implications of climate change on fisheries has been both limited and fragmented. This volume investigates the economic consequences of pelagic fish fluctuations, in order to understand how to adapt and respond to various climate changes.

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Information Technology Policy and the Digital Divide: Lessons for Developing Countries
Information Technology Policy and the Digital Divide: Lessons for Developing Countries
The proliferation of new information technologies throughout the world has raised some important questions for policymakers as to how developing countries can benefit from their diffusion. This important volume compares the advantages and disadvantages of the IT revolution through detailed studies of a variety of developed and developing nations...
The Legal Protection of Databases: A Comparative Analysis
The Legal Protection of Databases: A Comparative Analysis
This book examines and compares the several types of protection available for the protection of investment in database creation. The protection of investment in making databases is not harmonized internationally. In some countries, database contents are insufficiently protected and, in others, there is too much protection. While database producers...
Internationalizing the Internet: The Co-evolution of Influence And Technology (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation)
Internationalizing the Internet: The Co-evolution of Influence And Technology (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation)
This compelling book focuses on the global formation of the Internet system. It contests the common belief that the Internet’s adoption was inevitable and instead examines the social and economic processes that allowed to it to prevail over competing standards and methods for achieving a global information infrastructure. The author...
European-American Trade And Financial Alliances (New Horizons in International Business)
European-American Trade And Financial Alliances (New Horizons in International Business)
In this, his final book, Gavin Boyd has brought together a distinguished group of experts on the nature and extent of transatlantic policy coordination and its implication for corporate strategy. This remarkably relevant set of papers offers a discussion on the economic and financial linkage between Europe and North America, as well as the trade...
Handbook of Alternative Monetary Economics (Elgar Original Reference)
Handbook of Alternative Monetary Economics (Elgar Original Reference)
This major new Handbook consists of over 30 contributions that explore the full range of exciting and interesting work on money and finance, currently taking place within heterodox economics.

There are many themes and facets of alternative monetary and financial economics but two major ones can be identified. The first concerns the nature...

A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy (Elgar Original Reference)
A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy (Elgar Original Reference)
The current context of social policy is one in which many of the old certainties of the past have been eroded. The predominantly inward-looking, domestic preoccupation of social policy has made way for a more integrated, international and outward approach to analysis which looks beyond the boundaries of the state. It is in this context that this...
A Guide To International Monetary Economics: Exchange Rate Theories, Systems And Policies
A Guide To International Monetary Economics: Exchange Rate Theories, Systems And Policies
When the Bretton Woods system of fi xed-but-adjustable exchange rates foundered in March 1973, exchange rates apparently went their own merry way, independent of differences in infl ation rates between countries or of the current account of the balance of payments. A decisive factor was that capital movements developed to such an extent that they...
Ageing And Pension Reform Around The World: Evidence From Eleven Countries
Ageing And Pension Reform Around The World: Evidence From Eleven Countries
Population ageing and the resulting pressures on existing pension systems constitutes one of the most important challenges modern societies will have to face over the coming decades. Although governments have responded to such pressures by adopting a plethora of pension reforms, the adaptation process is far from over. This book comprehensively...
Handbook of Critical Information Systems Research: Theory And Application
Handbook of Critical Information Systems Research: Theory And Application
This important Handbook provides a unique overview of information systems (IS) research by focusing on the increasing interest in critical-related issues. Representing a significant step forward in the development of critical perspectives on the IS field, the Handbook draws together original contributions from leading authors who offer alternatives...
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