Customer Satisfaction Evaluation

Customer Satisfaction Evaluation Author: Evangelos Grigoroudis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This important new work provides a comprehensive discussion of the customer satisfaction evaluation problem. It presents an overview of the existing methodologies as well as the development and implementation of an original multicriteria method dubbed MUSA....

Co-Creation and Well-Being in Tourism

Co Creation and Well Being in Tourism Author: Antónia Correia
Publisher: Springer

This book offers a wealth of new views and interpretations of well-being in tourism, emphasizing the role that co-creation – the creation or enhancement of value through tourist engagement with tourism providers and other tourists – is increasingly playing in enriching tourist experiences. A combination of theoretical and empirically based contributions relating ...

The Impact of 9/11 on Business and Economics

The Impact of 9 11 on Business and Economics Author: M. Morgan
Publisher: Springer

The Impact of 9/11 on Business and Economics is the second volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? edited by Matthew J. Morgan. The series brings together from a broad spectrum of disciplines the leading thinkers of our time to reflect on one of the most significant events ...

Advanced Social Media Marketing

Advanced Social Media Marketing Author: Tom Funk
Publisher: Apress

Hundreds of millions of Americans are using social media (SM), and already some 70% of businesses have joined them there, using Facebook and other SM platforms to connect with their customers, and attract new ones. So the real question isn’t whether to take your business onto social media platforms—but ...

Product Reliability

Product Reliability Author: D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

As an overview of reliability performance and specification in new product development, Product Reliability is suitable for managers responsible for new product development. The methodology for making decisions relating to reliability performance and specification will be of use to engineers involved in product design and development. This book can be ...

The New Investment Theory of Real Options and its Implication for Telecommunications Economics

The New Investment Theory of Real Options and its Implication for Telecommunications Economics Author: James J. Alleman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Randall B, Lowe Piper & Marbury, L.L.R The issue of costing and pricing in the telecommunications industry has been hotly debated for the last twenty years. Indeed, we are still wrestling today over the cost of the local exchange for access by interexchange and competitive local ex change carriers, ...

Social Innovation

Social Innovation Author: A. Nicholls
Publisher: Springer

Focusing on social innovation broadly conceived in the context of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise in their global context this book is organised to address three of the most important themes in social innovation: strategies and logics, performance measurement and governance, and finally, sustainability and the environment....

Management Approach for Resource-Productive Operations

Management Approach for Resource Productive Operations Author: Markus Hammer
Publisher: Springer

Markus Hammer investigates a time-based and analytics-supported operations management approach. He explores five perspectives: 1) the needs of industry, in particular manufacturing in process industries, 2) the impact of digitization, with focus on Big Data and analytics, 3) the management of operations through time-based performance metrics, 4) how operations improvement methods and advanced process ...

Reverse Logistics

Reverse Logistics Author: Rommert Dekker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book addresses decision making in reverse logistics, which concerns the integration of used and obsolete products back into the supply chain as valuable resources. It covers a wide range of aspects, related to distribution, production and inventory management, and supply chain management. For each topic, it highlights key managerial ...

Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa Author: Nasiru D. Taura
Publisher: Springer

This pioneering collection seeks to understand why and how some digital enterprises in Africa progress while others firms either stagnate or regress. Using a range of detailed case studies, it addresses the challenges and barriers that are in place and how some outstanding digital firms deal with operating in a ...

Fishery Co-Management

Fishery Co Management Author: Robert S. Pomeroy
Publisher: CABI

During the last decade, there has been a shift in the governance and management of fisheries to a broaderapproach that recognizes the participation of fishers, local stewardship, and shared decision-making.Through this process, fishers are empowered to become active members of the management team,balancing rights and responsibilities, and working ...

The Ideal Result

The Ideal Result Author: Jack Hipple
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The Ideal Final Result introduces the TRIZ Inventive Problem Solving Process in a way that allows readers to make immediate use of its most basic concepts. The Ideal Final Result reviews the basics of this left brained, but at the same time, very creative process for problem solving that uses ...

Transmission Channels of Financial Shocks to Stock, Bond, and Asset-Backed Markets

Transmission Channels of Financial Shocks to Stock  Bond  and Asset Backed Markets Author: Massimo Guidolin
Publisher: Springer

Researchers, policymakers and commentators have long debated the patterns through which adverse shocks in a few markets may quickly spread to a range of apparently disconnected financial markets causing widespread losses and turmoil. This book uses modern linear and non-linear econometric methods to characterize how shocks to the yield of ...

The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry in China

The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry in China Author: G. Festel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

A detailed examination of China’s increasingly important chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Numerous case studies describe how western companies, such as BASF, Bayer, Bicoll, Ciba, Degussa, DSM and Novartis are managing their market entry in China....

Advances in Modern Tourism Research

Advances in Modern Tourism Research Author: Álvaro Matias
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Modern Advances in Tourism Research provides a thorough assessment of state-of-the-art academic research in this field of economic science. The authors start by scoping the scene of tourism research. They progress to a comprehensive analysis of themes of particular interest for researchers and academics interested in the workings of the ...

A Twenty-First Century Guide to Aldersonian Marketing Thought

A Twenty First Century Guide to Aldersonian Marketing Thought Author: Ben Wooliscroft
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

A Twenty-First Century Guide to Aldersonian Marketing Thought introduces readers to the life, the writings and the intellectual legacy of Wroe Alderson, the preeminent marketing thinker of the mid-twentieth century. Both Alderson’s seminal contributions to marketing theory and his "best practices" articles in the areas of marketing management and ...

Cities of the Mind

Cities of the Mind Author: Lloyd Rodwin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Curious about the images of the city that have been evolving in the different social sciences, we did what academics often do in such a situa 1 tion: we set up a seminar on "Images of the City in the Social Sciences." From the start, we counted on the help of ...

Innovation in High Reliability Ambidextrous Organizations

Innovation in High Reliability Ambidextrous Organizations Author: Jan Kraner
Publisher: Springer

Companies need to invest in innovation in order to ensure their long-term survival. This book focuses on how and why key players support or obstruct the implementation of a technological innovation in ambidextrous organizations, and how the interaction between players involved in daily business and innovation affects implementation of innovation ...

Marketing Research and Modeling: Progress and Prospects

Marketing Research and Modeling  Progress and Prospects Author: Yoram Wind
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Marketing Research and Modeling addresses state of the art developments including new techniques and methodologies by leading experts in marketing and marketing research. This work emphasizes new developments in Bayesian Decision Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Conjoint Analysis, Applications of Conjoint and MDS technique, Data Mining, Cluster Analysis, and Neural ...

A Liner Shipping Network Design

A Liner Shipping Network Design Author: Volker Windeck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

​The liner shipping network design delivers schedules and routes for ships that continuously visit harbours on a closed round trip. Examples of such ships are container ships that in many cases maintain a weekly harbour visiting frequency. Volker Windeck elaborates a liner shipping network design approach which is not only ...

Brand Hate

Brand Hate Author: S. Umit Kucuk
Publisher: Springer

This book focuses on the concept of “brand hate” and consumer negativity in today’s digital markets. It explores the emotional detachment consumers generate against valued brands and how negative experiences affect their and other consumers' loyalty. In today's world, it is almost impossible not to run into hateful language ...