Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital

Author: Yaojun Li

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857935852

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Social capital is fundamentally concerned with resources in social relations. This Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world to address important questions on the determinants, manifestations and consequences of social capital. Vario

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Author: Hans Keman,Jaap J. Woldendorp

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784710822

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life

Author: Luigino Bruni,Pier Luigi Porta

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783471174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Offering a thorough assessment of recent developments in the economic literature on happiness and quality of life, this major research Handbook astutely considers both methods of estimation and policy application. Luigino Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta’s refreshing, and constructively critical, approach emphasizes the subject’s integral impact on latter-day capitalism. Expert contributors critically present in-depth research on a wide range of topics including: • the history of the idea of quality of life and the impact of globalization • links between happiness and health • comparisons between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being • the relational and emotional side of human life, including subjective indicators of well-being • genetic and environmental contributions to life satisfaction • the impact of culture, fine arts and new media. Accessible and far-reaching, the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life will prove an invaluable resource for students and scholars of welfare and economics as well as practicing psychologists and researchers.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

Author: The Late Frederic S. Lee,Bruce Cronin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782548467

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 640

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Despite the important methodological critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant research method taught in heterodox programmes remains econometrics. This compelling Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of alternative research methods, invaluable for analysing the data prominent in heterodox studies. Providing a solid basis for a mixed methods approach to economic investigations, the expertly crafted contributions are split into three distinct sections: philosophical foundation and research strategy, research methods and data collection, and applications. Introductions to a host of invaluable methods such as survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex and social network analytics, are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Practical and expansive, this Handbook is highly pertinent for students and scholars of economics, particularly those dedicated to heterodox approaches, as it provides a solid reference for mixed methods not available in mainstream economics research methods courses.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy

Author: Chris Nash

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857937936

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 464

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Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts. This Handbook contains reviews of all these methods, with an emphasis on practical applications, commissioned from an international cast of experts in the field.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Author: Charlie Karlsson,Martin Andersson,Therese Norman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857932675

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variet

Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

Author: Matthias Ruth,

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783474645

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

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This Handbook presents methods to advance the understanding of interdependencies between the well-being of human societies and the performance of their biophysical environment. It showcases applications to material and energy use; urbanization and tech

Handbook of Asset and Liability Management

Applications and Case Studies

Author: Stavros A. Zenios,William T. Ziemba

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080548562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 684

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The Handbooks in Finance are intended to be a definitive source for comprehensive and accessible information in the field of finance. Each individual volume in the series presents an accurate self-contained survey of a sub-field of finance, suitable for use by finance and economics professors and lecturers, professional researchers, graduate students and as a teaching supplement. It is fitting that the series Handbooks in Finance devotes a handbook to Asset and Liability Management. Volume 2 focuses on applications and case studies in asset and liability management. The growth in knowledge about practical asset and liability modeling has followed the popularity of these models in diverse business settings. This volume portrays ALM in practice, in contrast to Volume 1, which addresses the theories and methodologies behind these models. In original articles practitioners and scholars describe and analyze models used in banking, insurance, money management, individual investor financial planning, pension funds, and social security. They put the traditional purpose of ALM, to control interest rate and liquidity risks, into rich and broad-minded frameworks. Readers interested in other business settings will find their discussions of financial institutions both instructive and revealing. * Focuses on pragmatic applications * Relevant to a variety of risk-management industries * Analyzes models used in most financial sectors

Handbook of Community Well-Being Research

Author: Rhonda Phillips,Cecilia Wong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9402408789

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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This Handbook brings together foundational and leading-edge research exploring dimensions of improving quality of life in communities of place. Social indicators and other assessment techniques will be explored, including from the framework of community perspectives which is concerned with enhancing quality of life for community members. As part of this trans-disciplinary work, participation, engagement, and empowerment will be key concepts presented. Along with capacity building and service provision, these elements influence community well-being and will be considered along with subjective and objective assessment approaches. Researchers from around the globe share their work on this important topic of community well-being, bringing together a diverse array of disciplinary perspectives. Those working in the areas of public policy, community development, community and social psychology, urban and regional planning, and sustainable development will find this volume particularly useful for the array of approaches presented.

Research Handbook on Austrian Law and Economics

Author: Todd J. Zywicki,Peter J. Boettke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788113101

Category:

Page: 456

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The original contributions to the Research Handbook provide an introduction to the application of Austrian economics to law. The book begins with chapters on the methodology of law and economics. Further chapters discuss key concepts in Austrian economics – dynamic competitive processes, spontaneous order, subjective value, entrepreneurship, and the limited nature of individual knowledge – as they relate to topics in evolutionary law (social rules, self-governance, dispute resolution) and basic law (torts, antitrust, civil procedure, business and family law).

The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations

Author: Alexander V. Laskin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119240786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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"This book aims to provide theoretically ambitious but accessible information devoted to a major field within communication and media studies: Financial Communication and Investor Relations . The book sets out to ground and orientate the student through a broad range of specially commissioned chapters, while also providing the more experienced scholar and teacher with a convenient and comprehensive overview of the latest trends and critical directions"--

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

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Infrastructure Planning Handbook

Planning, Engineering, and Economics

Author: Alvin S. Goodman,Makarand Hastak

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071474943

Category: Architecture

Page: 672

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Features numerous foreign case studies and examples for global use. Utilizing SI units for international usage, this title is aimed at US audiences, including mechanical engineers (215,000), architects (113,000), civil engineers (228,000), and environmental engineers (47,000).

Environmental economics for sustainable growth

a handbook for practitioners

Author: Anil Markandya

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 567

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. . . a valuable reference work which should find its place on the bookshelves of anyone who regards themselves as a professional practitioner of environmental economics or related disciplines. Robert Dumsday, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics This book fills the important niche of providing an accessible reference for non economists who must inevitably interpret and apply economic data to understand how and why people overexploit resources, and how to manage them to achieve sustainable economic and environmental practices. Christopher M. Anderson, The Quarterly Review of Biology This Handbook is a welcome addition to the planning library. It offers one of the few attempts at linking environmental economics to growth issues, within the context of sustainable development . . . it offers a wealth of information, conceptual, and goal-oriented practical methodologies, on how to integrate environmental concerns in formulating policies in decision making at various governmental levels. Riad G. Mahayni, Journal of Planning Education and Research Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth is a long awaited handbook for practitioners in environmental economics and policy. This is the first book which comprehensively describes the environment economy link at both the macro and micro level, puts it in the framework of sustainable development, and focuses on environmental valuation techniques as the key to operationalizing sustainable development at both the macro policy level and the micro level of project and program evaluation. The book also describes in a step-by-step fashion how to perform environmental valuation studies in developing countries and transition economies, and again illustrates the methodologies in an excellent way with empirical studies. Ståle Navrud, Agricultural University of Norway Economic theory provides a foundation for policy analysis, but typically it is communicated with few examples from developing countries and with little sense of the important problems and solutions. Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth comes a long way to bridging this gap: examples are plenty, and students get to see that methods can be applied and solutions adopted. It will prove a valuable resource for teachers and students in this important and growing area. Gunnar S. Eskeland, The World Bank, US This book provides up to date information on environmental economics and its applications to practical policy. It is clearly written and will be a valuable resource for a wide range of readers, including researchers, trainers, policy analysts and students. Mohan Munasinghe, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Sri Lanka, Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Switzerland Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth is a specially designed handbook for trainers, practitioners and government advisors involved in environmental policy making. It will enable professionals to initiate and implement environmental economic studies and identify policies and investments which will ensure sustainable development in their respective countries. The book focuses on economic tools but also encompasses ecological and sociological perspectives, all of which are essential to any successful environmental policy. The authors highlight the major issues in environmental policy making and the analysis of projects with environmental impacts. Features include: sustainable development in a global context macroeconomic policies and the environment environmental policies and priorities legal and institutional dimensions integration of environmental assessment into project analysis valuation techniques and case studies. This handbook will be of immense use in the training of policymakers, practitioners, and students of environmental policy as well as development managers and scholars working in the areas of environment and development.