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Performance Evaluation and Attribution Volume 1

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Russ Wermers + 1 more
  • English
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Performance Evaluation and Attribution Volume 1: Asset Pricing and Models, Second Edition, presents an updated, comprehensive exploration of portfolio evaluation. Based on the authors’ Performance Evaluation and Attribution of Security Portfolios (2012) this Second Edition adds four new chapters and updated content throughout in its practical approach to measuring manager skills and using recent statistical techniques to solve investment problems. Added are new factor models, including the newly developed q-factor model and the new models of Fama and French; new examples; and new work on qualitative considerations used in performance evaluation. Highly detailed, Performance Evaluation and Attribution Volume 1: Asset Pricing and Models, Second Edition, Second Edition, combines academic rigor with practical applications and guidance for applications of diverse approaches.

Change Management in Information Organizations

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Zhixian Yi
  • English
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Libraries, archives, museums and other information organizations are constantly changing. Survival, and success, depends on the successful management of change. The current pandemic has accelerated and created new change for information organizations, which must now rapidly adapt to changing circumstances. Organizations must re-examine practices, services and resources, and innovate for competitive advantage. Change Management in Information Organizations presents topics in change management for information organizations that will be of practical help. The title includes theoretical and evidence-based material, including empirical research and insights from academic library directors in the USA. The book introduces fundamental concepts of change management. It will help professionals plan, set up, carry out, and assess change. This title offers, across twelve chapters, a solution for those managing change in information organizations, bringing them up to speed on models, approaches and methods of change management.

Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mashrur Chowdhury + 2 more
  • English
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Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Second Edition provides in-depth coverage of data-enabled methods for analyzing intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including the tools needed to implement these methods using big data analytics and other computing techniques. The book examines the major characteristics of connected transportation systems, along with the fundamental concepts of how to analyze the data they produce. It explores collecting, archiving, processing, and distributing the data, designing data infrastructures, data management and delivery systems, and the required hardware and software technologies. Other sections provide extensive coverage of existing and forthcoming intelligent transportation systems and data analytics technologies.All fundamentals/concepts presented in this book are explained in the context of ITS. Users will learn everything from the basics of different ITS data types and characteristics to how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different ITS applications. In addition, they will discover how to design effective data visualizations, tactics on the planning process, and how to evaluate alternative data analytics for different connected transportation applications, along with key safety and environmental applications for both commercial and passenger vehicles, data privacy and security issues, and the role of social media data in traffic planning.

Keynesian Behavioral Macroeconomics

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Theodore Koutsobinas
  • English
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Keynesian Behavioral Macroeconomics analyses Keynes’s landmark contributions in behavioral economics and develops a new and fresh genre of macroeconomic analysis. It compels us to consider seriously the earlier-generation warnings about the impact of investors’ animal spirits and financiers’ liquidity-presence using cognitive-based and social psychology heuristics. Innovative in its subject matter, approach, theoretical development and policy prescriptions, this constructivist pluralist approach can contribute to important debates. This fresh look in macroeconomics can fruitfully be applied by macroeconomists, policymakers, and market participants to prevent effective demand shortages, stimulate the economy, preserve job creation, and impact redistribution, sustainability and social inclusion. In this timely book, Theodore Koutsobinas develops a synthesis of Keynes’s macroeconomic theory with contemporary developments in behavioral macroeconomics to analyze urgent real-world challenges, and he proposes successful solutions for macroeconomic policy. This volume uniquely explains how Keynes’s magnificent, crucial, but long-forgotten dynamics can be analyzed on the basis of behavioral foundations to explain amplified global finance cycles, booms and busts, and macroeconomic instability with harmful effects on incomes and jobs. It builds constructively and systematically over three decades on themes identified and introduced first by Keynes, then his Cambridge disciples such as Kahn and Kaldor, and later elaborated on by notable Keynesian and Post Keynesian scholars such as Davidson, Minsky and Tobin and relating them to cognitive and social psychology. It will be a valuable and lively reading resource for students, scholars, policymakers and market practitioners interested in fresh and growing outlooks in macroeconomic analysis amidst fast technological changes, globalization, financialization and geopolitical repercussions, as well as in overlapping themes in related fields such as in economic theory, financial economics, public policy, economic psychology and political economy.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 120
  • November 1, 2024
  • Robin MacDiarmid + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 120, the latest release in this esteemed series, presents the latest research and developments in viruses.

Life Experiences of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 67
  • November 1, 2024
  • Brianne Tomaszewski
  • English
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International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 64 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.

Clinician’s Guide to Headache

  • 1st Edition
  • October 18, 2024
  • Pravin Thomas
  • English
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Clinician’s Guide to Headache: Head, Neck and Face Pain Syndromes is a comprehensive reference that covers what headache specialists encounter in day-to-day headache practice settings. This practical volume is relevant as a primary reference for neurologists and other headache specialists looking for a resource on complex, acute headache management. Developments in the field are highlighted, including biologics and invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation. Chapters focus on anatomy and pathophysiology, neuroradiology, acute and chronic headaches, and clinically relevant sections on diagnosis and biases, consultation settings, placebos and nocebos, as well as the set-up of a comprehensive headache center.With a foundation based on recent developments in pathophysiology and anatomy, this volume provides an overview of headache disorders with a case-based approach.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

  • 3rd Edition
  • October 15, 2024
  • Jason Payne-James + 1 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Third Edition builds on the strength of its predecessor whilst providing a more modern, digital-friendly infrastructure. Unlike the previous A-Z approach to chapter organization, it is thematically structured around sections and topics via a taxonomic approach, thus making navigation far easier for the user. New to this edition are articles encompassing the history, application, future trends, and clinical/pathological professional issues of the discipline, including topics on: forensic taphonomy, non-fatal strangulation, coercive control, forensic biology, extrajudicial-summary or arbitrary executions.This modern, fully up-to-date, easy to navigate edition, with its electronic platform and logistically and consistently structured chapters will be ideal for readers from a variety of disciplines.

Smart Cities and Sustainable Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • October 15, 2024
  • Roshan Raman + 2 more
  • English
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Smart Cities and Sustainable Manufacturing: Innovations for a Greener Future explores the intersection of these two essential disciplines, underscoring the transformative potential of their integration in sculpting sustainable urban landscapes. By providing cutting-edge research, case studies, success stories, and practical guidance, this book facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration and inspires stakeholders to implement sustainable and innovative solutions. Further, it illustrates how integrating smart cities and sustainable manufacturing can contribute to a greener future by investigating the role of emergent technologies, policy frameworks, business models, and more.This essential resource covers a range of topics related to smart cities and sustainable manufacturing, including technologies for smart cities, such as IoT, AI, big data analytics, and sensor networks; sustainable infrastructure design, such as green buildings, energy-efficient transportation systems, and renewable energy integration; circular economy and waste management strategies; sustainable transportation initiatives such as intelligent transportation systems, electric mobility solutions, and shared mobility services, and much more.

Ecohydrology of Kerala

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent + 3 more
  • English
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Ecohydrology of Kerala: River Catchments and Coastal Backwaters presents 20 years of research to provide suggestions for sustainable management solutions for issues surrounding the urbanization of the rivers of Kerala. This helps identify major issues and develop management strategies. Themes explored include biogeochemistry of rivers/estuarine systems, productivity and trophic status, biology: fauna and flora, biodiversity, threats and conservation, invasive species and impact on riverine ecology, landscape/land use/land cover change in the catchment, socioeconomic status of catchment population, economic and livelihood activities along the river courses/estuaries (river and estuarine tourism, sand extraction, fisheries), pollution monitoring and assessment, impacts of climate change, and more. This book can be used as a tool in the holistic management of resources, and to devise proper mitigation measures. The content of the book is a model for other tropical regions and countries with rapidly developing economies and populations