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VSA14-005 The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia
  Fan Hong/ 9780367183776/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the history, development and contemporary significance of sport in Asia. It addresses a wide range of issues central to sport in the context of Asian culture, politics, economy and society. The book explores diverse topics, including the history of traditional Asian sport; the rise of modern sport in Asia; the Olympic Movement in Asia; mega sport events in Asia; sport governance and policy; gender, class and ethnicity in Asian sport, and Asia¡¦s sporting heroes and heroines. With contributions from 74 leading international scholars, it offers a new perspective on understanding Asian sport and society, telling the story of how sport in this mega-region is coming together and reshaping the world in the process. It also provides readers with a wide lens through which to better contextualise the relationships between Asia and the world within the global sport community. The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia is a vital resource for students and scholars studying the history, politics, sociology, culture and policy of sport in Asia, as well as sport management, sport history, sport sociology, and sport policy and politics. It is also valuable reading for those working in international sport organisations.
   
VM01-517 Design and Quality Considerations for Developing Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Kevin Yap/ 9781799838326/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Medication management is an essential component of therapeutic success in the treatment of chronic diseases. However, patients who do not regularly take their prescribed medications are a primary concern of health systems worldwide. A significant proportion of patients on chronic medications fail to adhere to their treatments, and suboptimal adherence leads to dire clinical and financial consequences on the personal level. Moreover, non-adherence can adversely impact public healthcare costs and the clinical outcomes of patients. Design and Quality Considerations for Developing Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research that combines theory and practice on optimizing strategies to improve medication adherence and overall health and wellbeing in patients through the design of usable and reliable mobile app-based systems. Highlighting a broad range of topics including pharmaceutical care, quality assessment, and health behavior frameworks, this book is ideally designed for clinicians, pharmacists, healthcare providers, programmers, software developers, researchers, academicians, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EApplication Development ¡EHealth Behavior Frameworks ¡EIntervention ¡EM-Health ¡EMedication Adherence ¡EMedication Management ¡EPharmaceutical Care ¡EQuality Assessment ¡ETechnology Implementation ¡EUser-Friendly Digital Design
   
VM01-514 Diagnostic Techniques and Therapeutic Strategies for Parotid Gland Disorders
  Mahmoud Sakr/ 9781799856030/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
In the past several decades, the medical community has witnessed professionals, instead of generalizing their knowledge, specialize in a specific area of practice. Head and neck surgery have thus become a major specialty within the surgical domain, and the management of specific gland disorders encompasses a broad array of both benign and malignant diseases. Diagnostic Techniques and Therapeutic Strategies for Parotid Gland Disorders is a collection of innovative research on the clinical and diagnostic techniques as well as several therapeutic strategies of parotid gland disorders. Serving as a quick reference and practice manual, the book addresses a wide range of topics including embryological development and anomalies, histology and surgical anatomy, physiology, parotid gland evaluation, xerostomia, traumatic injuries and fistulae, calculi, sialosis, sialadenitis, cysts and tumors of the parotid gland, and the various techniques and potential complications of parotidectomy including Frey's syndrome, in addition to extra-temporal facial nerve reconstruction procedures. It is ideally designed for medical professionals, surgeons, researchers, academicians, and medical students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBenign Tumors ¡ECancer Detection ¡ECommon Injuries ¡EDevelopmental Disorders ¡EFacial Nerve Reconstruction ¡EInflammatory Disorders ¡ENeurological Disorders ¡ESalivary Glands ¡ESurgical Anatomy ¡ETumor Classification
   
VM01-513 Cloud-Based M-Health Systems for Vein Image Enhancement and Feature Extraction: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Kamta Nath Mishra/ 9781799845379/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Vein-based biological systems are highly useful for identification purposes since they cannot be stolen, duplicated, or washed out. These systems present opportunities in networking and cloud-based and internet of things systems as a more specific and accurate method of identification. However, while the concept is novel, the execution remains imperfect, and the current techniques to drive positive identification must be honed before implementation. Cloud-Based M-Health Systems for Vein Image Enhancement and Feature Extraction: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential publication that examines the design and development of new digital identification tools. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including performance evaluation, algorithms, and design architecture, this book is ideally designed for clinicians, healthcare providers, programmers, software developers, doctors, academicians, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECloud Computing ¡EDeep Learning ¡EDesign Architecture ¡EHardware Design ¡EMedian Filters ¡ENatural Computing ¡EPerformance Evaluation ¡ESegmentation Algorithms ¡EThinning Algorithms ¡EVeins Algorithms
   
VD18-164 Examining Biophilia and Societal Indifference to Environmental Protection
  Mary Ann Markey/ 9781799844082/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
The theory of biophilia posits that there is an innate connection between all the species that share Earth¡¦s biosphere and that this connection is inherently collaborative as organisms work together to ensure survival as opposed to competing for resources and territory. As threats to the environment increase in frequency and scale, applying a scientifically rigorous lens to the biophilia theory becomes crucial to ensuring survival. Examining Biophilia and Societal Indifference to Environmental Protection is a pivotal reference source that explores the relationship between nature, humanity, and mindfulness. The book is broken into three sections with the first section introducing the reader to biophilia and examining how this phenomenon results in human awe for nature. The second section investigates the value of biophilia and covers human exploitation of nature, including how this has changed the regard for children and elders. The final section outlines a practical approach to restoring nature and renewing faith in one another. While highlighting a broad range of topics including mental health, natural disasters, and taxonomy, this book is ideally designed for biologists, activists, engineers, policymakers, government officials, academicians, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAging ¡EAstrophilia ¡EConflict Resolution ¡EEconomics ¡EEnvironmental Protectionism ¡EJuvenility ¡EMental Health ¡EMindfulness ¡ENatural Disasters ¡EReverence for Nature ¡ESocietal Indifference ¡ETaxonomy
   
VD05-1152 Establishing Cyber Security Programs Through the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM)
  Gregory B. White/ 9781799844716/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
As society continues to heavily rely on software and databases, the risks for cyberattacks have increased rapidly. As the dependence on computers has become gradually widespread throughout communities and governments, there is a need for cybersecurity programs that can assist in protecting sizeable networks and significant amounts of data at once. Implementing overarching security policies for software systems is integral to protecting community-wide data from harmful attacks. Establishing Cyber Security Programs Through the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) is an essential reference source that discusses methods in applying sustainable cybersecurity programs and policies within organizations, governments, and other communities. Featuring research on topics such as community engagement, incident planning methods, and information sharing, this book is ideally designed for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, managers, researchers, policymakers, students, practitioners, and academicians seeking coverage on novel policies and programs in cybersecurity implementation. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECommunity Engagement ¡ECyber Attacks ¡EImplementation Mechanisms ¡EIncident Planning Methods ¡EIncident Responses ¡EInformation Sharing ¡ENIST Frameworks ¡ESecurity Preparedness ¡ESecurity Training ¡ESelf-Assessment Strategies
   
VD05-1148 Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Social Impact
  Salim Sheikh/ 9781799846079/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
The influence of AI is beginning to filter into every aspect of life, spanning across education, healthcare, business, and more. However, as its prevalence grows, challenges must be addressed including AI replication and even exacerbation of human bias and discrimination and the development of policies and laws that appropriately regulate AI. Stakeholders from all sectors of society need to collaborate on co-designing innovative, agile frameworks for governing AI that allow for its continued adoption while minimizing risk and reducing disruption. Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Social Impact is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of AI within contemporary society and comprehends the future effects of this technology within modern civilization. While highlighting topics such as cognitive computing, ethical issues, and robotics, this publication explores the possible consequences of AI adoption as well as its disruption within industries and emerging markets. This book is ideally designed for researchers, developers, strategists, managers, practitioners, executives, analysts, scientists, policymakers, academicians, and students seeking current research on the future of AI and its influence on the global culture and society. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAI Assistants ¡EAI Disruption ¡EAndroids ¡EAugmented and Virtual Reality ¡ECognitive Computing ¡EEmerging Markets ¡EEthics ¡EHuman-Machine Interaction ¡EIndustrial Applications ¡EIntelligent Systems ¡EMachine Learning ¡ENatural Language Processing ¡ERobotics ¡ESocial Good ¡ESocial Implications ¡EVirtual Reality ¡EWeaponization
   
VC02-925 Implementation Strategies for Improving Diversity in Organizations
  Claretha Hughes/ 9781799847458/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Awareness and inclusion are not enough to create effective change in organizations and society. Instead, organizations must implement strategies to ensure that they not only improve diversity, but also place their employees on career development plans that provide the best fit between individual and organizational needs as well as personal characteristics and career roles. Implementation Strategies for Improving Diversity in Organizations is a pivotal reference source that provides crucial research on the application of stratagems designed to increase organizational change, chiefly to integrate diverse individuals, including physically disabled individuals, women, and people of color, into the workforce. The book also looks at discriminatory practices involving the physical appearance of workers. While highlighting topics such as career development, lookism, and ethnic discrimination, this publication explores new, innovative ideas influencing the paradigm shift for the modern workforce as well as the methods of career development. This book is ideally designed for managers, executives, human resources professionals, researchers, business practitioners, academicians, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAfrican American Women ¡ECareer Development ¡EDisabilities ¡EDiscrimination ¡EDiversity Management ¡EGender Diversity ¡EInclusivity ¡EInterpersonal Relationships ¡ELookism ¡EMentoring Strategies ¡EPeople of Color ¡ESTEM Careers ¡EWomen in the Workplace ¡EWorkplace Inequality
   
VC02-924 Relating Information Culture to Information Policies and Management Strategies
  Denise A.D. Bedford/ 9781799843153/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Business and information managers have struggled to meet several challenges in aligning information strategies and business cultures. The consequences of a misalignment or misfit of strategy and culture are well known in business literature, and better guidance on how to better align strategy and culture is needed. This means expanding the puzzle to align business and information cultures, align business and information strategies, and ensuring that there is a good ongoing fit between information cultures and business strategies. It also means that awareness of the information capabilities of an organization needs to be raised along with the different levels and types of information cultures. Relating Information Culture to Information Policies and Management Strategies is a critical scholarly publication that provides a holistic picture of information cultures in order to help business managers understand those cultures and to provide a foundation upon which to ground and grow future information culture research. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as information culture, business strategies, and risk assessment, this book is essential for business managers, organizational executives, information managers, cultural experts, practitioners, academicians, managers, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBusiness Culture ¡EBusiness Strategies ¡ECultural Analysis ¡ECultural Capacity ¡ECultural Impact ¡ECultural Performance ¡EInformation Culture ¡ERisk Assessment ¡EStrategy Development ¡ESupport Strategy
   
VA08-1226 Using Narratives and Storytelling to Promote Cultural Diversity on College Campuses
  T. Scott Bledsoe/ 9781799840695/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Stories offer opportunities for listeners to merge the storyteller¡¦s experiences with their own, resulting in connections that can turn into life-changing experiences. As listeners and storytellers, it is imperative that we look more closely at the stories and narratives that shape our lives. Using Narratives and Storytelling to Promote Cultural Diversity on College Campuses is an essential research publication that offers a framework for identifying culture-based narratives. The book follows five college students through a vast array of divergent experiences and provides a comprehensive dialogue about diversity through personal narratives of college faculty, students, staff, and administrators. Highlighting a range of topics including microaggressions, ethnicity, and psychosocial development, this book is ideal for academicians, practitioners, psychologists, sociologists, education professionals, counselors, social work educators, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EClassroom Engagement ¡ECultural Diversity ¡EEthnicity ¡EFeminism ¡EGender Identity ¡EGlobalization ¡EIdentity ¡EInternational Students ¡EMicroagression ¡EPsychosocial Development ¡EReligion ¡ESexual Identity ¡ESocial Justice
   
 

 

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