Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access and Development Intellectual property rights such as patents can reduce access to knowledge in genetics, health, agriculture, education, and information technology, particularly for people in developing countries. Global Intellectual Property Rights shows how the new global rules of intellectual property have been the product of the strategic behavior of... The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age
Writing remains to me an unusual practice that transforms my experience of the world whilst under the spell of writing. This book has had a particularly intensive birth, written as it is in the middle of the academic year and with everyday life swirling around it with all the attendant distractions. It has emerged from a number of related...
Thinking is what sets human beings apart from the rest of the animal
kingdom. And thinking is what distinguishes each individual human from
all the others. We think differently, and that makes us different people,
because it also makes us do things in a host of different ways. Companies
differ too, due to the fact that they think...
Introducing UNIX and Linux (Grassroots) UNIX is an operating system which has seen substantial growth in its popularity over the last few years and is used by many universities and colleges, as well as in industry. Linux is a UNIX-like operating system for PCs which is freely available and has become a serious alternative to proprietary systems such as Windows. This book is a... People Skills
This is a book intended for a wide readership, covering a range of occupations
that come under the broad heading of ‘people work’. This includes health
and social care staff, social workers, staff in professions allied to medicine,
youth workers, counsellors, advisors, advocates, personnel officers and other
Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future
Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: what does it mean to be 'human' in the 21st century? As definitions between what is 'animal' and what is 'human' break down, and as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and nano- and bio- technologies develop, accepted...
Critical Thinking Skills (Palgrave Study Skills)
Critical Thinking Skills
has taken the seemingly baffling art of analysis and broken it down into easy to understand blocks, with clear explanations, good examples, and plenty of activities to develop understanding at each stage. This easy to follow, step-by step guide to developing reasoning skills even applies the...
Myths About Doing Business in China China has always been a land of myth, mystery and exaggeration for the West.
Marco Polo came back to thirteenth-century Venice with tales of cities of a million people (unheard of in those days), unimaginable wealth, exotic food and strange customs. Eighteenth-century adventurers bought tales of rulers enlightened by the wise words of...
Systems Analysis: A Beginner's Guide This book teaches the key techniques used in SSADM and is an ideal
starting text for first-year undergraduate computing students or those at
Foundation or HND level. It is not intended to be an SSADM manual;
instead, it strips SSADM down to the key techniques and explains these in
simple terms without the common repetition and...
Hegel's Thought in Europe: Currents, Crosscurrents and Undercurrents
It is not clear what the intellectual history of the last 200 years would have looked like without the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel, but it is clear that it would have looked different. His vast intellectual system was taken up by thinkers from left to right, and from very different philosophical schools. This volume brings together accessible,... Effective Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations Those who have really enabled this research – and will, I hope, also benefit from its outcome at one point or other – are the managers who participated in the study. I hope my lengthy questionnaire and my numerous follow-up calls have not discouraged them to support further empirical studies. Special thanks go to my advisers, Professors...
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