Concepts of Advanced Zero Waste Tools

Concepts of Advanced Zero Waste Tools
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 012822438X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts of Advanced Zero Waste Tools Book Excerpt:

Advanced Zero Waste Tools: Present and Emerging Waste Management Practices, Volume One in the Concepts of Advanced Zero Waste Tools series addresses the fundamental principles of zero waste that encourages the redesign of resource lifecycles so that products are reused. By promoting reuse and recycling, as well as prevention and product designs that consider the entire product lifecycle, the zero waste philosophy advocates for sustainability and environmental management and protection. This book takes the first step toward addressing the tools needed to implement zero waste, both on a practical and conceptual scale. In addition to environmental and engineering principles, the book also covers economic, toxicologic and regulatory issues, making it an important resource for researchers, engineers and policymakers working toward environmental sustainability. Uses fundamental, interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art coverage of zero waste research to provide an integrated approach to tools, methodology and indicators Covers current challenges, design and manufacturing technology, and sustainability applications Includes up-to-date references and web resources at the end of each chapter, as well as a webpage dedicated to providing supplementary information

Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste

Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Sunpreet Singh,Lalit Goswami
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN: 0323854044
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste Book Excerpt:

Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste: Environmental and Social Perspectives thoroughly examines the impact of various technological innovations, current guidelines and social awareness on the reduction of waste, with the ultimate aim of achieving the zero-waste target. Insights in the book will help users adopt the best possible methodologies at grass-root levels and show how modern societal procedures are becoming sustainable, with a goal of zero waste. It comprehensively discusses the scientific contributions of the environmental and social sector, along with the tools and technologies available for achieving the zero-waste targets. This book is the first step toward understanding state-of-the-art practices in making the zero-waste goal a reality. It will be especially beneficial to researchers, academics, upper-level students, waste managers, engineers and managers of industries researching or hoping to implement zero-waste techniques. Uses fundamental, interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art coverage of zero waste research to provide an integrated approach to tools, methodology and indicators for waste minimization Presents a unique look at environmental and social perspectives, challenges and solutions to zero waste Includes up-to-date references and web resources at the end of each chapter, as well as a webpage dedicated to providing supplementary information

Biodegradable Waste Management in the Circular Economy

Biodegradable Waste Management in the Circular Economy
Author: Malgorzata Kacprzak,Eleonore Attard,Kari-Anne Lyng,Helena Raclavska,BalRam Singh,Eyob Tesfamariam,Franck Vandenbulcke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-06-20
ISBN: 1119679850
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodegradable Waste Management in the Circular Economy Book Excerpt:

Biodegradable Waste Management in the Circular Economy Presents the major developments in new technologies and strategies for more effective recovery of matter, resources, and energy from biodegradable waste The volume of biodegradable waste produced worldwide is progressively increasing—a trend that is predicted to continue well into the foreseeable future. Developing sustainable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly approaches for processing food waste, agricultural and organic industrial waste, cardboard, biodegradable plastics, sewage sludge, and other types of biodegradable waste is one of the most significant challenges of the coming decades. Biodegradable Waste Management in the Circular Economy provides a detailed overview of the latest advances in the management of biomass for economic development. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary team of experts, this comprehensive resource addresses various technologies and strategies for recycling organic matter and many other renewable compounds. In-depth chapters describe the concept of circular economy, identify new sources of biodegradable waste, explore technologies for the production of biodegradable waste end-products, discuss the positive and negative effects of end-products on soil and the environment, and more. Throughout the text, the authors explore systematic approaches for secure biodegradable management in various countries and regions around the world. Explores the social, governance, and economic aspects of “waste as a resource” Addresses metal recovery, biofuel and fertilizer production, and biosorbents and biochar derived from biomass waste Discusses nutrient recovery and energy and bio-methane production from biodegradable waste Covers use cases, collection systems, and regulation of agricultural, industrial, and municipal biodegradable waste streams Presents various technologies for the production of biodegradable waste end-products, including biorefineries, anaerobic digestion, and hybrid methods Reflecting the latest trends in the rapidly changing field, Biodegradable Waste Management in the Circular Economy is essential reading for researchers, engineers, scientists, and consultants working in waste engineering and management, resource recovery, renewable resources, environmental science, agricultural and environmental engineering, soil science, and bioenergy.

Solid Waste Engineering and Management

Solid Waste Engineering and Management
Author: Lawrence K. Wang,Mu Hao Sung Wang,Yung-Tse Hung
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030893367
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solid Waste Engineering and Management Book Excerpt:

This book is the second volume in a three-volume set on Solid Waste Engineering and Management. It focuses on sustainability, single waste stream processing, material recovery, plastic waste, marine litter, sludge disposal, restaurant waste recycling, sanitary landfills, landfill leachate collection, and landfill aftercare as it pertains to solid waste management. The volumes comprehensively discuss various contemporary issues associated with solid waste pollution management, impacts on the environment and vulnerable human populations, and solutions to these problems.

Advances in Bio Based Fiber

Advances in Bio Based Fiber
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Madhu Puttegowda,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Suchart Siengchin,Sergey Gorbatyuk
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 834
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 0128245441
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Bio Based Fiber Book Excerpt:

Advances in Bio-Based Fibres: Moving Towards a Green Society describes many novel natural fibers, their specific synthesis and characterization methods, their environmental sustainability values, their compatibility with polymer composites, and a wide range of innovative commercial engineering applications. As bio-based fiber polymer composites possess excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, along with highly sustainable properties, they are an important technology for manufacturers and materials scientists seeking to improve the sustainability of their industries. This cutting-edge book draws on the latest industry practice and academic research to provide advice on technologies with applications in industries, including packaging, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and structural engineering. Provides technical data on advanced material properties, including electrical and rheological Gives a comprehensive guide to appraising and applying this technology to improve sustainability, including lifecycle assessment and recyclability Includes advice on the latest modeling techniques for designing with these materials

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Sunpreet Singh,Lalit Goswami
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0323853889
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste Book Excerpt:

Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste: Interdisciplinary Methods of Controlling Waste provides a comprehensive overview of the key technologies and approaches to achieve zero waste from energy. The book emphasizes the importance of an integrated approach to waste-to-energy using fundamental concepts and principles, and presents key methods, their applications, and perspectives on future development. The book provides readers with the tools to make key decisions on waste-to-energy projects from zero-waste principles, while incorporating sustainability and life cycle assessments from financial and environmental perspectives. Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste: Interdisciplinary Methods of Controlling Waste offers practical guidance on achieving energy with zero waste ideal for researchers and graduate students involved in waste-to-energy and renewable energy, waste remediation, and sustainability. Provides an integrated approach for waste-to-energy using zero waste concepts Offers decision-making guidance on selecting the most appropriate approach for each project Presents the sustainability and life cycle assessment of WTE technologies on financial and environmental grounds

Biotechnology for Zero Waste

Biotechnology for Zero Waste
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Ravi Kumar Kadeppagari
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2022-03-07
ISBN: 3527348980
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology for Zero Waste Book Excerpt:

Biotechnology for Zero Waste The use of biotechnology to minimize waste and maximize resource valorization In Biotechnology for Zero Waste: Emerging Waste Management Techniques, accomplished environmental researchers Drs. Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain and Ravi Kumar Kadeppagari deliver a robust exploration of the role of biotechnology in reducing waste and creating a zero-waste environment. The editors provide resources covering perspectives in waste management like anaerobic co-digestion, integrated biosystems, immobilized enzymes, zero waste biorefineries, microbial fuel cell technology, membrane bioreactors, nano biomaterials, and more. Ideal for sustainability professionals, this book comprehensively sums up the state-of-the-art biotechnologies powering the latest advances in zero-waste strategies. The renowned contributors address topics like bioconversion and biotransformation and detail the concept of the circular economy. Biotechnology for Zero Waste effectively guides readers on the path to creating sustainable products from waste. The book also includes: A thorough introduction to modern perspectives on zero waste drives, including anaerobic co-digestion as a smart approach for enhancing biogas production Comprehensive explorations of bioremediation for zero waste, biological degradation systems, and bioleaching and biosorption of waste Practical discussions of bioreactors for zero waste and waste2energy with biotechnology An in-depth examination of emerging technologies, including nanobiotechnology for zero waste and the economics and commercialization of zero waste biotechnologies Perfect for process engineers, natural products, environmental, soil, and inorganic chemists, Biotechnology for Zero Waste: Emerging Waste Management Techniques will also earn a place in the libraries of food technologists, biotechnologists, agricultural scientists, and microbiologists.

Technology for Creativity and Innovation Tools Techniques and Applications

Technology for Creativity and Innovation  Tools  Techniques and Applications
Author: Mesquita, Anabela
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011-03-31
ISBN: 1609605209
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology for Creativity and Innovation Tools Techniques and Applications Book Excerpt:

"This book provides empirical research findings and best practices on creativity and innovation in business, organizational, and social environments"--Provided by publisher.

Roadmap for Global Sustainability Rise of the Green Communities

Roadmap for Global Sustainability     Rise of the Green Communities
Author: Salah El-Haggar,Aliaa Samaha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2019-05-08
ISBN: 3030145840
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roadmap for Global Sustainability Rise of the Green Communities Book Excerpt:

Progressive increases in consumer demands along with aggressive industrial consumption led the world to proximate resource depletion, weather changes, soil and air degradation and water quality deterioration. We now know that the paradigm of production at the expense of human condition is not sustainable. This book briefly explains how we reached this situation and offers suggestions as to what can be done to overcome it. It invites the best entrepreneurial talent and scientific and technological know-how to develop a sustainable economy around sustainable communities, services, and sectors. A major obstacle previously identified by involved parties was the ability of accommodating for the emerging economic growth without causing harm to the environment, especially with resource depletion. This book provides the solution by creating a need to bring on a new revolution that preserves the rights of next generations to live in a healthy environment This Sustainability Revolution requires the integration of economic, environmental, and social factor as well as the practical aspects of implementing sustainability through green activities, which are discussed throughout the book. In this book, a globalization is proposed that encourages creativity and innovation towards sustainability. With this global sustainability approach (real globalization) both rich and poor will benefit from the global sustainability approach. This will close the gap between rich and poor. Developing countries could reap the benefit of current technology without undergoing many of the growing pains associated with development of these technologies. Governments are able to better work together towards common goals now that there is an advantage in cooperation, an improved ability to interact and coordinate, and a global awareness of issues. The book presents a sustainability roadmap to bring together various concepts, that have been dealt with independently by previous authors, and link them to establish the fundamental practical steps. The flow path and the direction for successful implementation of a sustainability roadmap are also discussed in detail in the book. For the first time, the authors use sustainable communities to create a better quality of life for residents while minimizing the use of the resources to meet current needs and ensure adequate resources for future generations. These green communities create new industries for the local economy and improve public health, which offers more hope for their citizens. Sustainable transportation, renewable energy, recycling, clean water, and urban forests help to make a more livable community and help to control the global climate change. They involve all citizens and incorporate local values into decision-making.

Integrating Sustainable Development into the Curriculum

Integrating Sustainable Development into the Curriculum
Author: Enakshi Sengupta,Patrick Blessinger,Taisir Subhi Yamin
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN: 1787699439
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Sustainable Development into the Curriculum Book Excerpt:

This book explores the value of institutions of higher education in leading the way on the topic of sustainability education by ensuring that it is well entrenched in the curriculum as well as everyday practice and lifestyles.

E Planning and Collaboration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

E Planning and Collaboration  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1742
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN: 1522556478
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Planning and Collaboration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. E-planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards urban environments. E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the emerging interdisciplinary areas of e-planning and collaboration. Including innovative studies on data management, urban development, and crowdsourcing, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in e-planning.

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1707
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN: 1522570314
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

As populations have continued to grow and expand, many people have made their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth and simultaneously provide friendly and progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities.

Source Reduction and Waste Minimization

Source Reduction and Waste Minimization
Author: Dr. Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Mosae Selvakumar Paulraj,Samiha Nuzhat
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 0128243201
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Source Reduction and Waste Minimization Book Excerpt:

Source Reduction and Waste Minimization is the second volume in the series Advanced Zero Waste Tools: Present and Emerging Waste Management Practices. It addresses processes and practices for waste minimization to support efforts to promote a more sustainable society and provide readers with a proper understanding of the major mechanisms followed for waste minimization across fields. Despite being one of the major challenges mankind is facing to establish a sustainable society, waste minimization techniques are not broadly adopted and an organized collection of these techniques with corresponding evidence of results is not available currently. This book covers numerous mechanisms supported by scientific evidence and case studies, as well as in-depth flowcharts and process diagrams to allow for readers to adopt these processes. Summarizing the present and emerging zero waste tools on the scale of both experimental and theoretical models, Advanced Zero Waste Tools is the first step toward understanding the state-of-the-art practices in making the zero-waste goal a reality. In addition to environmental and engineering principles, it also covers economic, toxicologic, and regulatory issues, making it an important resource for researchers, engineers, and policymakers working toward environmental sustainability. Uses fundamental, interdisciplinary, and state-of-the-art coverage of zero waste research to provide an integrated approach to tools, methodology, and indicators for waste minimization Covers current challenges, design and manufacturing technology, and sustainability applications Includes up-to-date references and web resources at the end of each chapter, as well as a webpage dedicated to providing supplementary information

Planning Sustainable Cities

Planning Sustainable Cities
Author: Spiro N. Pollalis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 1317282752
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Sustainable Cities Book Excerpt:

Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked with urban planning. This method streamlines and guides the planning process, while still highlighting detail, each infrastructure system is decoded in four "system levels". The levels organize the processes, highlight connections between entities and decode the high-level planning and decision making process affecting infrastructure. For each system level strategic objectives of planning are determined. The objectives correspond to the five focus areas of the Zofnass program: Quality of life, Natural World, Climate and Risk, Resource Allocation, Leadership. Developed through the Zofnass Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, this approach integrates the key infrastructure systems of Energy, Landscape, Transportation, Waste, Water, Information and Food and explores their synergies through land use planning, engineering, economics and policy. The size and complexity of infrastructure systems means that multiple stakeholders facing their own challenges and agendas are involved in planning; this book creates a common, collaborative platform between public authorities, planners, and engineers. It is an essential resource for those seeking Envision Sustainability Professionals accreditation.

Green Business Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Green Business  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1685
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 1522579168
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Business Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

The issues of sustainability and corporate social responsibility have become vital discussions in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating practices that serve the overall community and ecological wellbeing can also allow businesses to flourish economically and socially. Green Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source for the latest research findings on the challenges and benefits of implementing sustainability into the core functions of contemporary enterprises, focusing on how green approaches improve operations. Highlighting a range of topics such as corporate sustainability, green enterprises, and circular economy, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business executives, business and marketing professionals, business managers, academicians, and researchers actively involved in the business industry.

Advances in Manufacturing Production Management and Process Control

Advances in Manufacturing  Production Management and Process Control
Author: Beata Mrugalska,Stefan Trzcielinski,Waldemar Karwowski,Massimo Di Nicolantonio,Emilio Rossi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 3030519813
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Manufacturing Production Management and Process Control Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the latest advances in the broadly defined field of advanced manufacturing and process control. It reports on cutting-edge strategies for sustainable production and product life cycle management, and on a variety of people-centered issues in the design, operation and management of manufacturing systems and processes. Further, it presents digital modeling systems and additive manufacturing technologies, including advanced applications for different purposes, and discusses in detail the implementation of and challenges imposed by 3D printing technologies. Based on three AHFE 2020 Conferences (the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Advanced Production Management and Process Control and the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, the book merges ergonomics research, design applications, and up-to-date analyses of various engineering processes. It brings together experimental studies, theoretical methods and best practices, highlights future trends and suggests directions for further technological developments and the improved integration of technologies and humans in the manufacturing industry.

Combustion and Incineration Processes

Combustion and Incineration Processes
Author: Walter R. Niessen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN: 1439875588
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combustion and Incineration Processes Book Excerpt:

In our "throwaway" society, with landfills filled to capacity, interest in incineration- and conversion-based waste management technologies continues to grow. Increasing net waste generation rates within U.S. metropolitan centers, skyrocketing transportation costs for waste hauling, and the enticement of increased electrical revenues from "green" p

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Sunpreet Singh,Lalit Goswami
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 0323853870
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste Book Excerpt:

Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste: Interdisciplinary Methods of Controlling Waste provides a comprehensive overview of the key technologies and approaches to achieve zero waste from energy. The book emphasizes the importance of an integrated approach to waste-to-energy using fundamental concepts and principles, and presents key methods, their applications, and perspectives on future development. The book provides readers with the tools to make key decisions on waste-to-energy projects from zero-waste principles, while incorporating sustainability and life cycle assessments from financial and environmental perspectives. Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste: Interdisciplinary Methods of Controlling Waste offers practical guidance on achieving energy with zero waste ideal for researchers and graduate students involved in waste-to-energy and renewable energy, waste remediation, and sustainability. Provides an integrated approach for waste-to-energy using zero waste concepts Offers decision-making guidance on selecting the most appropriate approach for each project Presents the sustainability and life cycle assessment of WTE technologies on financial and environmental grounds

Advanced Organic Waste Management

Advanced Organic Waste Management
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Subrata Hait
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2022-01-19
ISBN: 0323909310
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Organic Waste Management Book Excerpt:

Advanced Organic Waste Management: Sustainable Practices and Approaches provides an integrated holistic approach to the challenges associated with organic waste management, particularly related to sustainability, lifecycle assessment, emerging regulations, and novel approaches for resource and energy recovery. In addition to traditional techniques, such as anaerobic digestion, composting, innovative and emerging techniques of waste recycling like hydrothermal carbonization and vermicomposting are included. The book combines the fundamentals and practices of sustainable organic waste management with successful case studies from developed and developing countries, highlighting practical applications and challenges. Sections cover global organic waste generation, encompassing sources and types, composition and characteristics, focus on technical aspects related to various resource recovery techniques like composting and vermicomposting, cover various waste-to-energy technologies, illustrate various environmental management tools for organic waste, present innovative organic waste management practices and strategies complemented by detailed case studies, introduce the circular bioeconomy approach, and more. Presents the fundamentals and practices of sustainable, organic waste management, with emerging regulations and up-to-date analysis on environmental management tools such as lifecycle assessment in a comprehensive manner Offers the latest information on novel concepts and strategies for organic waste management, particularly zero waste and the circular bioeconomy Includes the latest research findings and future perspectives of innovative and emerging techniques of waste recycling, such as hydrothermal carbonization and vermicomposting

Small and Medium Enterprises

Small and Medium Enterprises
Author: Information Resources Management Association
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1762
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN: 1466638877
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small and Medium Enterprises Book Excerpt:

"This book provides a comprehensive collection of research on current technological developments and organizational perspectives on the scale of small and medium enterprises"--Provided by publisher.