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Encyclopedia of Monetary Policy, Financial Markets and Banking

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2025
  • Nicholas Apergis
  • English
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The 4 sections of this work cover: ECONOMICS 1: The Future of Monetary Policy = Central banks in leading advanced economies have undergone several fundamental transformative changes, especially after the global financial crisis and the recent pandemic crisis era. The key issue for decision-makers remains to consider which fundamental direction monetary policy ought to take next; this section offers insight into this issue. ECONOMICS 2: Climate Change and Sustainability = This section explores how climate change and its impacts exert additional pressure on natural resources available for global economies’ economic growth. Exploration and exploitation of countries’ resources negatively affect ecological systems. This necessitates a societal sustainable balance between resource use, socio-economic growth and the environment. FINANCE 1: Financial Markets = This section focuses on a new framework for financial markets, consistent with the functional view of the financial system design, anchored in exploring the incentives facing the key players in financial markets: market participants, policymakers, and regulators-whose actions determine whether and how markets develop. While different instruments and strategies embody different concessions by stakeholders, the framework should be used to analyse the sequencing of financial market development. FINANCE 2: Banking Developments = While ongoing changes in global banking influence its overall benefits, the crises also revealed the need for a consistent framework for supervising and resolving globally active banks. This section explores where banking stands now, post pandemic and financial crisis.

Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  • 1st Edition
  • May 23, 2024
  • Sanjoy Kumar Paul + 1 more
  • English
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Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management presents state-of-the-art computational intelligence techniques and applications for supply chain sustainability issues and logistic problems, filling the gap between general textbooks on sustainable supply chain management and more specialized literature dealing with methods for computational intelligence techniques. This book focuses on addressing problems in advanced topics in the sustainable supply chain and will appeal to practitioners, managers, researchers, students, and professionals interested in sustainable logistics, procurement, manufacturing, inventory and production management, scheduling, transportation, and supply chain network design.

Ethics in Online AI-Based Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • April 1, 2024
  • Santi Caballé + 2 more
  • English
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Ethics in Online AI-Based Systems: Risks and Opportunities in Current Technological Trends creates a space to explore the ethical relevance that new technologies under development may have. Stimulating reflection and considerations with respect to the design, deployment, and use of technology helps readers guide current and future technological advancements from an ethically informed position to ensure that such advancements contribute towards solving current global and social challenges that we, as a society, have today. This will not only be useful for researchers and professional engineers, but also for educators, policy makers, and ethicists.Recent technological advancements have deeply transformed society and the way people interact with each other. Instantaneous communication platforms have allowed connections with other people, forming global communities and creating unprecedented opportunities in many sectors, making access to online resources more ubiquitous by reducing limitations imposed by geographical distance and temporal constrains. These technological developments bear ethically relevant consequences with their deployment, and legislations often lag behind such advancements. Because the appearance and deployment of these technologies happen much faster than legislative procedures, the way these technologies affect social interactions have profound ethical effects before any legislative regulation can be built in order to prevent and mitigate those effects.

Management and Engineering of Critical Infrastructures

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2023
  • Bedir Tekinerdogan + 4 more
  • English
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Management and Engineering of Critical Infrastructures focuses on two important aspects of CIS, management and engineering. The book provides an ontological foundation for the models and methods needed to design a set of systems, networks and assets that are essential for a society's functioning, and for ensuring the security, safety and economy of a nation. Various examples in agriculture, the water supply, public health, transportation, security services, electricity generation, telecommunication, and financial services can be used to substantiate dangers. Disruptions of CIS can have serious cascading consequences that would stop society from functioning properly and result in loss of life.Malicious software (a.k.a., malware), for example, can disrupt the distribution of electricity across a region, which in turn can lead to the forced shutdown of communication, health and financial sectors. Subsequently, proper engineering and management are important to anticipate possible risks and threats and provide resilient CIS. Although the problem of CIS has been broadly acknowledged and discussed, to date, no unifying theory nor systematic design methods, techniques and tools exist for such CIS.

Handbook of Metaheuristic Algorithms

  • 1st Edition
  • May 30, 2023
  • Chun-Wei Tsai + 1 more
  • English
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Handbook of Metaheuristic Algorithms: From Fundamental Theories to Advanced Applications provides a brief introduction to metaheuristic algorithms from the ground up, including basic ideas and advanced solutions. Although readers may be able to find source code for some metaheuristic algorithms on the Internet, the coding styles and explanations are generally quite different, and thus requiring expanded knowledge between theory and implementation. This book can also help students and researchers construct an integrated perspective of metaheuristic and unsupervised algorithms for artificial intelligence research in computer science and applied engineering domains. Metaheuristic algorithms can be considered the epitome of unsupervised learning algorithms for the optimization of engineering and artificial intelligence problems, including simulated annealing (SA), tabu search (TS), genetic algorithm (GA), ant colony optimization (ACO), particle swarm optimization (PSO), differential evolution (DE), and others. Distinct from most supervised learning algorithms that need labeled data to learn and construct determination models, metaheuristic algorithms inherit characteristics of unsupervised learning algorithms used for solving complex engineering optimization problems without labeled data, just like self-learning, to find solutions to complex problems.

Project Finance in Theory and Practice

  • 4th Edition
  • May 24, 2023
  • Stefano Gatti
  • English
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Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, Fourth Edition provides essential, core coverage of project finance, offering new insights into Sharia-compliant instruments and a comprehensive overview of the current state of international regulation of banking post financial crisis. This updated edition includes new case studies and topics related to country risk, along with insights from project finance experts who share their specialized knowledge on legal issues and the role of advisors in project finance details. The book will be useful for readers at all levels of education and experience who want to learn how to succeed in project finance.

Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID

  • 1st Edition
  • June 25, 2021
  • David Baker + 1 more
  • English
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COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the ways in which we live, learn, plan, and develop. What does COVID-19 mean for the future of digital information use and delivery, and for more traditional forms of library provision? Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID gives immediate and long-term solutions for librarians responding to the challenge of COVID-19. The book helps library leaders prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, giving guidance on developing sustainable solutions. The need for sustainable digital access has now become acute, and while offering a physical space will remain important, current events are likely to trigger a shift toward off-site working and study, making online access to information more crucial. Libraries have already been providing access to digital information as a premium service. New forms and use of materials all serve to eliminate the need for direct contact in a physical space. Such spaces will come to be predicated on evolving systems of digital information, as critical needs are met by remote delivery of goods and services. Intensified financial pressure will also shape the future, with a reassessment of information and its commercial value. In response, there will be a massification of provision through increased cooperation and collaboration. These significant transitions are driving professionals to rethink and question their identities, values, and purpose. This book responds to these issues by examining the practicalities of running a library during and after the pandemic, answering questions such as: What do we know so far? How are institutions coping? Where are providers placing themselves on the digital/print and the remote/face-to-face continuums? This edited volume gives analysis and examples from around the globe on how libraries are managing to deliver access and services during COVID-19. This practical and thoughtful book provides a framework within which library directors and their staff can plan sustainable services and collections for an uncertain future.

Records Management at the Heart of Business Processes

  • 1st Edition
  • June 25, 2021
  • Florence Ott
  • English
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In the current digital environment, records and information management allows to face outstanding volumes of information, widespread dematerialization of business processes and the proliferation of legal and regulatory obligations. This book offers principles, standards, procedures and best practices for the creation of authoritative records and for long-term conservation purposes.

Nature-Inspired Computing Paradigms in Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • June 18, 2021
  • Mohamed Arezki Mellal + 1 more
  • English
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Nature-Inspired Computing Paradigms in Systems: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety and Cost (RAMS+C) and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) covers several areas that include bioinspired techniques and optimization approaches for system dependability. The book addresses the issue of integration and interaction of the bioinspired techniques in system dependability computing so that intelligent decisions, design, and architectures can be supported. It brings together these emerging areas under the umbrella of bio- and nature-inspired computational intelligence. The primary audience of this book includes experts and developers who want to deepen their understanding of bioinspired computing in basic theory, algorithms, and applications. The book is also intended to be used as a textbook for masters and doctoral students who want to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the role of bioinspired techniques in system dependability.

Data Stewardship

  • 2nd Edition
  • October 31, 2020
  • David Plotkin
  • English
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Data stewards in any organization are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Since the publication of the first edition, there have been critical new developments in the field, such as integrating Data Stewardship into project management, handling Data Stewardship in large international companies, handling "big data" and Data Lakes, and a pivot in the overall thinking around the best way to align data stewardship to the data—moving from business/organizational function to data domain. Furthermore, the role of process in data stewardship is now recognized as key and needed to be covered.Data Stewardship, Second Edition provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on organizational/company structure, business functions, and data ownership. The book shows data managers how to gain support for a stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort. It includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards.