This volume carries the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD). ISD progresses rapidly, continually creating new challenges. Progress in ISD comes from research as well as from practice. The aim of the Conference is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences between academia and industry, and to stimulate exploration of new solutions.
Inorganic Solid Fluorides: Chemistry and Physics deals with the chemical and physical properties of inorganic solid fluorides and covers topics ranging from methods used in the preparation of fluorides to the crystal chemistry of fluorides and transition metal oxyfluorides. Defects in solid fluorides are also discussed, along with fluorine intercalation compounds of graphite and high oxidation states in fluorine chemistry. This book is comprised of 21 chapters and begins with an overview of general trends related to fluorides, including bonding problems and economic implications of fluorides. Some of the methods for the synthesis of inorganic solid fluorides are then described, including gas...
"The rapid commercialization of the Internet and success of online direct marketing led to the burgeoning field of business-to-business e-commerce, a growing industry analyzed with the most recent research developments and successful implementation strategies in this business volume. E-commerce environments, supply chain management issues, and value chain networks are explored with respect to process, research, and electronic tendering. More complex discussions of classification schemes, manufacturing connectedness, and structuration theory provide the academic dimension of the practical business challenges presented."
German law has been of long-standing interest and increasing relevance around the world, but access for researchers and practitioners very frequently was limited by the necessity of German language proficiency. Offering English-language access to these fields, the Annual of German & European Law is a significant contribution to the global discourse on and study of German, European and Comparative law. Each volume presents: (1) articles – original, cutting-edge scholarship from the fields of German and European law; (2) jurisdictional reports – comments on the latest caselaw from Germany’s most significant courts and the case-law of the European courts having importance for Germany; (3)...
This brand new book takes a broad view, covering the key areas of operations strategy in all types of organisation. Its main area of coverage is devoted to operations strategy for those businesses competing in the services sector. It also includes relevant coverage of the increased nature of operations in a global context.Waters approach takes the view that operations strategy gives the long-term direction for all aspects of operations management. In particular, it forms the link between broader organisational strategies and the more detailed operations; it builds the context in which other operations are performed. By taking this approach the book encourages discussion and exploration of different views.Recognising that this is a developing field, substantial additional case studies are available on the accompanying website. Ensuring that the latest developments are available to both the lecturer and reader. The book itself contains many short case studies, designed to draw the reader into the subject without intimidating them.
This volume constitutes the published proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development. They present the latest and greatest concepts, approaches, and techniques of systems development - a notoriously transitional field.
The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: it proposes a moral law independent of any notion of a pre-establishment of fear. In attempting to interpret sucha a revcolutionary proposition in a more 'humane' light, and to turn Kant into our contemporary—someone who can help us with our own ethical dilemmas—many Kantian scholars have glossed over its apparent paradoxes and impossible claims. This book is concerned with doing exactly the opposite. Kant, thank God, is not our contemporary; he stands against the grain of our times. Lacan on the face of it appears to be the very antithesis of Kant—the wild theorist of psychoanalysis compared to the sober Enlightenment figure. His concept of the Real, however, provides perhaps the most useful backdrop to this new interpretation of Kantian ethics. Constantly juxtaposing her readings of the two philosophers, Alenka Zupancic summons up and 'ethics of the Real', and clears the ground for a radical restoration of the disruptive element in ethics.