SLIM21

Sort Order Display Format Items / Page  
 
  Click the serial number on the left to view the details of the item.
 #  AuthorTitleAccn#YearItem Type Claims
11 Anderson Jr., Edward G The Innovation Butterfly I05737 2012 eBook  
12 Haley, K Search Theory and Applications I04569 1980 eBook  
13 Wilson, B Efficiency of Manufacturing Systems I04554 1983 eBook  
14 Bayraktar, B. A Energy Policy Planning I01739 1981 eBook  
15 Helbing, D Quantitative Sociodynamics I01246 1995 eBook  
(page:2 / 2) [#15] First Page   Previous Page    

11.    
No image available
TitleThe Innovation Butterfly : Managing Emergent Opportunities and Risks During Distributed Innovation
Author(s)Anderson Jr., Edward G;Joglekar, Nitin R
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2012.
DescriptionXII, 176 p : online resource
Abstract NoteProduct and service innovations are the result of mutually interacting creative and coordination tasks within a system that has to balance technical decisions, marketplace taste, personnel management, and stakeholder commitment. The constituent elements of such systems are often scattered across multiple firms and across the globe and constitute a complex system consisting of many interacting parts. In the spirit of the "butterfly effect", metaphorically describing the sensitivity to initials conditions of chaotic systems, this book builds an argument that "innovation butterflies" can, in the short term, take up significant amounts of effort and sap efficiencies within individual innovation projects. Such "innovation butterflies" can be prompted by external forces such as government legislation or unexpected spikes in the price of basic goods (such as oil), unexpected shifts in market tastes, or from a company manager???s decisions or those of its competitors. Even the smallest change, the smallest disruption, to this system can steer a firm down an unpredictable and irreversibly different path in terms of technology and market evolution. In the long term, they can shift the balance of the entire innovation portfolio into unplanned directions. More importantly, we describe how innovation leaders can influence the emergent behavior of the system for good or ill. The first half of the book draws parallels from physics, economics, and sociology as well as evidence from multiple industries to describe the structural and behavioral causes of emergent phenomena in innovation settings as well as their often negative impacts. In the second half of the book, we turn to distributed management of innovation under emergence. We show that innovation butterflies, if improperly managed, most often lead to negative outcomes. On the other hand, it is also argued that while the complexity of the innovation system and the desire to experiment and try new and emergent alternatives precludes precise planning, innovation leaders can actually tame innovation butterflies through the design and implementation of appropriate processes, strategies, tools and leadership choices
ISBN,Price9781461431312
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DECISION MAKING 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 9. Operations Research/Decision Theory 10. PHYSICS 11. R & D/Technology Policy
Item TypeeBook
Multi-Media Links
Please Click here for eBook
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
I05737     On Shelf    

12.     
No image available
TitleSearch Theory and Applications
Author(s)Haley, K
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1980.
DescriptionX, 278 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe NATO Advanced Research Institute on Search Theory and Appli?? cations was held at the Hotel Algarve in Praia Da Rocha, Portugal, from March 26 through March 30, 1979, and was sponsored by the NATO Special Programme Panel on Systems Science. There were forty-one participants representing a wide range of backgrounds and interests. The purpose of the institute was to bring together people working in search theory and applications with potential users of search techniques to stimulate the increased application of recent?? ly developed search technology to civilian problems such as search and rescue, mineral exploration, surveillance, and fishing. Con?? versely, it was felt that by exposing search analysts to potential applications and new problems, they would be stimulated to develop new techniques for these applications and problems. The exchange of ideas and problems necessary to accomplish these goals was provided in the meeting workshops. There were three workshops, Search and Rescue, Exploration, and Surveillance and Fishing, each consisting of a small group of search analysts and potential users working together to define areas in which search theory and technology can be applied and to outline plans for im?? plementation. At the end of the conference, each working group submitted a report outlining possible areas of search applications and discussing problems which needed to be solved in order to im?? plement these applications
ISBN,Price9781461591887
Keyword(s)1. DECISION MAKING 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 5. Operations Research/Decision Theory
Item TypeeBook
Multi-Media Links
Please Click here for eBook
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
I04569     On Shelf    

13.     
No image available
TitleEfficiency of Manufacturing Systems
Author(s)Wilson, B
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1983.
DescriptionX, 336 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe Advanced Research Institute (A.R. 1.) on "the efficiency of Manufacturing Systems" was held under the auspices of the NATO Special Programm~ Panel on Systems Science as a part of the NATO Science Committee's continuous effort to promote the advancement of science through international co-operation. Advanced Research Institutes are organised for the purpose of bringing together experts in a particular field of interest to identify and make known the present state of knowledge in that area and, through informed debate, to make recommendations for directions for future research that would benefit the community at large. To this end two kinds of contribution were obtained by invitation. There were those papers which were about the current state of work in the area of manufacturing systems and its organisation; in addition three theme papers were presented to provide a stimulus to the discussion in terms of ways of thinking, both about the area and about the kind of research needed
ISBN,Price9781468444759
Keyword(s)1. DECISION MAKING 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 5. Operations Research/Decision Theory
Item TypeeBook
Multi-Media Links
Please Click here for eBook
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
I04554     On Shelf    

14.     
No image available
TitleEnergy Policy Planning
Author(s)Bayraktar, B. A
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1981.
DescriptionX, 468 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe Advanced Research Institute (ARI) on "The Application of Systems Science to Energy Policy Planning" was held under the auspices of the NATO Special Programme Panel on Systems Science in collaboration with the National Center for Analysis of Energy Sys?? tems, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, as a part of the NATO Science Committee's continuous effort to promote the advancement of science through international cooperation. Advanced Research Institutes are sponsored by the NATO Science Committee for the purposes of bringing together senior scientists to seek consensus on an assessment of the present state of knowl?? edge on a specific topic and to make recommendations for future research directions. Meetings are structured to encourage inten?? sive group discussion. Invitees are carefully selected so that the group as a whole will contain the experience and expertise neces?? sary to make the conclusions valid and significant. A final report is published presenting the various viewpoints and conclusions. The NATO Systems Science Panel noted that the systems approach is increasingly being applied to energy policy analysis and plan?? ning in both public and private sectors of national economies. Consequently, it seemed appropriate at this time to bring together experts to review and evaluate recent experience, in order to iden?? tify strengths and weaknesses in current prac tice, and to make recommendations for research directions
ISBN,Price9781468410808
Keyword(s)1. DECISION MAKING 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 5. Operations Research/Decision Theory
Item TypeeBook
Multi-Media Links
Please Click here for eBook
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
I01739     On Shelf    

15.    
No image available
TitleQuantitative Sociodynamics : Stochastic Methods and Models of Social Interaction Processes
Author(s)Helbing, D
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 1995.
DescriptionXIX, 339 p. 79 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteQuantitative Sociodynamics presents a general strategy for interdisciplinary model building and its application to a quantitative description of behavioural changes based on social interaction processes. Originally, the crucial methods for the modeling of complex systems (stochastic methods and nonlinear dynamics) were developed in physics but they have very often proved their explanatory power in chemistry, biology, economics and the social sciences. Quantitative Sociodynamics provides a unified and comprehensive overview of the different stochastic methods, their interrelations and properties. In addition, it introduces the most important concepts from nonlinear dynamics (synergetics, chaos theory). The applicability of these fascinating concepts to social phenomena is carefully discussed. By incorporating decision-theoretical approaches a very fundamental dynamic model is obtained which seems to open new perspectives in the social sciences. It includes many established models as special cases, e.g. the logistic equation, the gravity model, some diffusion models, the evolutionary game theory and the social field theory, but it also implies numerous new results. Examples concerning opinion formation, migration, social field theory; the self-organization of behavioural conventions as well as the behaviour of customers and voters are presented and illustrated by computer simulations. Quantitative Sociodynamics is relevant both for social scientists and natural scientists who are interested in the application of stochastic and synergetics concepts to interdisciplinary topics
ISBN,Price9789401585163
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DECISION MAKING 3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GAME THEORY 7. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 8. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 9. Operations Research/Decision Theory 10. PROBABILITIES 11. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes 12. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 13. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
Item TypeeBook
Multi-Media Links
Please Click here for eBook
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
I01246     On Shelf    

(page:2 / 2) [#15] First Page   Previous Page