The Turtle and the Dreamboat

The Turtle and the Dreamboat
Author: Jim Leeke
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022-06
ISBN: 1640124136
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Turtle and the Dreamboat Book Excerpt:

This is the first detailed account of the historic race for long-distance flight records between the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy after World War II.

Lockheed Atlanta and the Struggle for Racial Integration

Lockheed  Atlanta  and the Struggle for Racial Integration
Author: Randall L. Patton
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 0820355151
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lockheed Atlanta and the Struggle for Racial Integration Book Excerpt:

Lockheed has been one of American’s largest corporations and most important defense contractors from World War II to the present day (since 1995 as part of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company). During the postwar era, its executives enacted complicated business responses to black demands for equality. Based on the papers of a personnel executive, the memoir of an African American employee, interviews, and company publications, this narrative history offers a unique inside perspective on the evolution of equal employment and affirmative action policies at Lockheed Aircraft’s massive Georgia plant from the early 1950s through the early 1980s. Randall L. Patton provides a rare, perhaps unique, account of African American struggle and management response, set within the context of the regional and national struggles for civil rights. The book describes the complex interplay of black protest, federal policy, and management action in a crucial space in the national economy and within the South, contributing to business history, policy history, labor history, and civil rights history.

The Pentagon Climate Change and War

The Pentagon  Climate Change  and War
Author: Neta C. Crawford
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 0262047489
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pentagon Climate Change and War Book Excerpt:

How the Pentagon became the world’s largest single greenhouse gas emitter and why it’s not too late to break the link between national security and fossil fuel consumption. The military has for years (unlike many politicians) acknowledged that climate change is real, creating conditions so extreme that some military officials fear future climate wars. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Defense—military forces and DOD agencies—is the largest single energy consumer in the United States and the world’s largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter. In this eye-opening book, Neta Crawford traces the U.S. military’s growing consumption of energy and calls for a reconceptualization of foreign policy and military doctrine. Only such a rethinking, she argues, will break the link between national security and fossil fuels. The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War shows how the U.S. economy and military together have created a deep and long-term cycle of economic growth, fossil fuel use, and dependency. This cycle has shaped U.S. military doctrine and, over the past fifty years, has driven the mission to protect access to Persian Gulf oil. Crawford shows that even as the U.S. military acknowledged and adapted to human-caused climate change, it resisted reporting its own greenhouse gas emissions. Examining the idea of climate change as a “threat multiplier” in national security, she argues that the United States faces more risk from climate change than from lost access to Persian Gulf oil—or from most military conflicts. The most effective way to cut military emissions, Crawford suggests provocatively, is to rethink U.S. grand strategy, which would enable the United States to reduce the size and operations of the military.

Innovative Corporate Performance Management

Innovative Corporate Performance Management
Author: Bob Paladino
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 9780470912614
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Corporate Performance Management Book Excerpt:

Award-winning strategies to drive game changing meaningful results during the most challenging economy in decades Drawing from executive and thought leader Bob Paladino's research and advisory experiences and collaboration with award-winning and high-performing organizations, this sequel his global best seller Innovative Corporate Performance Management: Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results provides a clear road map for executing enterprise strategy. Reveals a proven implementation model that has accelerated breakthrough results Shares over 40 new, innovative best practices common to Malcolm Baldrige, Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, Sterling quality, Fortune 100 Best, APQC, and Forbes award winners Provides a CPM Process Blueprint and diagnostic to score your organization and establish a plan for your award winning performance Offers a fresh approach to integrating proven methodologies proven by case companies that have been awarded over 100 awards Includes key process maps, strategic planning frameworks, strategy maps, customer and competitor intelligence methods, balanced scorecards, comparative tables, project plans, testimonials, charts, graphs, and screen shots of CPM, CRM, BSC and KM systems All-new case studies and best practice research are included from world-renowned enterprises as well as insights from executives who have won the most globally recognized awards in business.

Aerospace Technologies and Applications for Dual Use

Aerospace Technologies and Applications for Dual Use
Author: Pietro Finocchio,Ramjee Prasad,Marina Ruggieri
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1000795217
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aerospace Technologies and Applications for Dual Use Book Excerpt:

The events occurred in the last years have shown how the threat related to both intentional and natural disasters could bring the civil and the military worlds closer in the conceivement and deployment of countermeasures as well as in the identification of effective strategies for enhancing the Planet safety and security. In this frame, the concept of dual use ? the set of technologies and applications that can be exploited for both civil and military purposes - becomes a key-topic. In addition, the aerospace is a strategic building block in the deployment of a network centric environment that aims at the global protection of the mankind. Aerospace is also a natural environment for dual use: many of the related enabling technologies have been first developed for the military world and then applied to civil ? including commercial - purposes.On September 12-14, 2007 an International Symposium has been held in Roma, Italy, joining the dual use approach with the aerospace technology: the international community has been gathered around the key-topic: aerospace technologies and applications for dual use. The event has called experts and operators from the military and civil community, belonging to industry, scientific and governmental institutions. The common aim was an effective convergence between the available and perspected technologies for the civil and military worlds as well as the conceivement of applications that can take the maximum benefit from the dual approach, optimizing the available economic resources. The Symposium has included invited-only contributions and an industrial panel. The main results of the Symposium, derived from key-note speeches, invited lectures, panel discussions and conclusions have created the starting material to develop this Edited Book.

Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management

Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management
Author: V. K. Narayanan,Gina Colarelli O'Connor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN: 1405160497
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management Book Excerpt:

Get complete, up-to-date and authoritative coverage of technology and innovation. A broadly encompassing encyclopedia on the emerging topic of technology innovation and management (TIM), this volume covers a wide array of issues. TIM is a relatively new field and is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating strategy and entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, organization theory, physical and life sciences, and even law. All of these disciplines are represented in this volume, and their intersections are made clear. Entries are contributed by scholars from around the world who are leading experts in their respective topics. This volume is appropriate for scholars who are new to this particular field, as well as industry practitioners interested in understanding the state of knowledge in these specific areas. Entries may also serve as useful instructional materials, given their span of coverage as well as their currency. VK Narayanan is Stubbs Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean of Research at Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A. Gina O'Connor is Associate Professor of Marketing in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, U.S.A.

The Quantum Leader

The Quantum Leader
Author: Kathy Malloch,Tim Porter-O'Grady
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN: 0763765406
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quantum Leader Book Excerpt:

"In addition to updated references and case studies, the Second Edition includes new chapters on crisis management and innovation leadership. Each chapter provides guidance for contemporary and aspiring leaders in managing the ever-changing complexities o current and future healthcare systems. The growing necessity to manage unplanned change and undertake predictive and adaptive leadership roles is now a fundamental skill set and this workbook allows readers to understand the strategies to become a more effective leader in today's healthcare environment."--BOOK JACKET.

Harnessing Knowledge Innovation and Competence in Engineering of Mission Critical Systems

Harnessing Knowledge  Innovation and Competence in Engineering of Mission Critical Systems
Author: Ali G. Hessami
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN: 1789841097
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harnessing Knowledge Innovation and Competence in Engineering of Mission Critical Systems Book Excerpt:

This book explores the critical role of acquisition, application, enhancement, and management of knowledge and human competence in the context of the largely digital and data/information dominated modern world. Whilst humanity owes much of its achievements to the distinct capability to learn from observation, analyse data, gain insights, and perceive beyond original realities, the systematic treatment of knowledge as a core capability and driver of success has largely remained the forte of pedagogy. In an increasingly intertwined global community faced with existential challenges and risks, the significance of knowledge creation, innovation, and systematic understanding and treatment of human competence is likely to be humanity's greatest weapon against adversity. This book was conceived to inform the decision makers and practitioners about the best practice pertinent to many disciplines and sectors. The chapters fall into three broad categories to guide the readers to gain insight from generic fundamentals to discipline-specific case studies and of the latest practice in knowledge and competence management.

Strategy and Innovation for a Changing World

Strategy and Innovation for a Changing World
Author: John M Clegg
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 180046679X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategy and Innovation for a Changing World Book Excerpt:

Invention and innovation are not the same. When we come up with an exciting and original new idea, by itself that idea is not an innovation

Arms and Innovation

Arms and Innovation
Author: James Hasik
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN: 0226318893
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arms and Innovation Book Excerpt:

With many of the most important new military systems of the past decade produced by small firms that won competitive government contracts, defense-industry consultant James Hasik argues in Arms and Innovation that small firms have a number of advantages relative to their bigger competitors. Such firms are marked by an entrepreneurial spirit and fewer bureaucratic obstacles, and thus can both be more responsive to changes in the environment and more strategic in their planning. This is demonstrated, Hasik shows, by such innovation in military technologies as those that protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq and the Predator drones that fly over active war zones and that are crucial to our new war on terror. For all their advantages, small firms also face significant challenges in access to capital and customers. To overcome such problems, they can form alliances either with each other or with larger companies. Hasik traces the trade-offs of such alliances and provides crucial insight into their promises and pitfalls. This ground-breaking study is a significant contribution to understanding both entrepreneurship and alliances, two crucial factors in business generally. It will be of interest to readers in the defense sector as well as the wider business community.

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Federal aid to energy development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011 Book Excerpt:

Strategic Innovation

Strategic Innovation
Author: Nancy Tennant Snyder,Deborah L. Duarte
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003-09-16
ISBN: 9780787971946
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Innovation Book Excerpt:

Strategic Innovation offers a flexible, customizabletemplate that managers, executives, and business leaders can use tointroduce an effective innovation strategy throughout theirorganization. The authors, Nancy Tennant Snyder and Deborah L.Duarte, provide the tools needed to craft a workable strategy forembedding innovation as a core competency across an enterprise.Instead of innovation for innovation's sake, the authors offer aproven business-focused way to change a culture from point-in-timeinnovations from a few to a continuous pipeline of innovations fromeverywhere and everyone. Based on the real-life example of Whirlpool a solid company witha significant track record and global reach—StrategicInnovation shows how the world's largest appliance company putinnovation in place as a core competency. During this process,Whirlpool transformed itself from a quality producer of appliancesto a customer-focused company that strategically embeds innovationthroughout the organization. Filled with challenges and struggles,and ultimately successful results, the Whirlpool story can help anyorganization develop a successful innovation strategy. Written as apractical guide, the book contains in each chapter a variety ofhands-on resources including checklists and worksheets. StrategicInnovation offers the tools, ideas, and approaches needed fortransforming an organization to a company where anyone and everyonecan contribute to the organization's prosperity—throughinnovation.

Seizing the White Space

Seizing the White Space
Author: Mark W. Johnson
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1422124819
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seizing the White Space Book Excerpt:

Johnson focuses not so much on the development of new technologies and products as on the implementation of new business models. A successful business model depends on four aspects--a customer value proposition (CVR), a profit formula, and the key resources and processes that need to be in place in order to deliver value to the custstomer. Building on this simple model, Johnson explores, using a number of case studies, how companies can move into transforming existing markets, creating new markets, and emerging in a strong posisition from times of industry upheaval.

Buying Military Transformation

Buying Military Transformation
Author: Peter Dombrowski,Eugene Gholz
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN: 0231509650
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buying Military Transformation Book Excerpt:

In Buying Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski and Eugene Gholz analyze the United States military's ongoing effort to capitalize on information technology. New ideas about military doctrine derived from comparisons to Internet Age business practices can be implemented only if the military buys technologically innovative weapons systems. Buying Military Transformation examines how political and military leaders work with the defense industry to develop the small ships, unmanned aerial vehicles, advanced communications equipment, and systems-of-systems integration that will enable the new military format. Dombrowski and Gholz's analysis integrates the political relationship between the defense industry and Congress, the bureaucratic relationship between the firms and the military services, and the technical capabilities of different types of businesses. Many government officials and analysts believe that only entrepreneurial start-up firms or leaders in commercial information technology markets can produce the new, network-oriented military equipment. But Dombrowski and Gholz find that the existing defense industry will be best able to lead military-technology development, even for equipment modeled on the civilian Internet. The U.S. government is already spending billions of dollars each year on its "military transformation" program-money that could be easily misdirected and wasted if policymakers spend it on the wrong projects or work with the wrong firms. In addition to this practical implication, Buying Military Transformation offers key lessons for the theory of "Revolutions in Military Affairs." A series of military analysts have argued that major social and economic changes, like the shift from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age, inherently force related changes in the military. Buying Military Transformation undermines this technologically determinist claim: commercial innovation does not directly determine military innovation; instead, political leadership and military organizations choose the trajectory of defense investment. Militaries should invest in new technology in response to strategic threats and military leaders' professional judgments about the equipment needed to improve military effectiveness. Commercial technological progress by itself does not generate an imperative for military transformation. Clear, cogent, and engaging, Buying Military Transformation is essential reading for journalists, legislators, policymakers, and scholars.

Innovation Management and New Product Development

Innovation Management and New Product Development
Author: Paul Trott
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780273686439
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Management and New Product Development Book Excerpt:

This is an ideal introduction to the processes and issues of managing technological innovation and the development of new products. It offers students a contemporary view of innovation management that focuses on the links between groups.

Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow s Warfighter

Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow s Warfighter
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee for the Symposium on Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighterâ¬"2010
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2011-01-30
ISBN: 0309155681
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow s Warfighter Book Excerpt:

The Symposium on Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighter is a forum for consumers and producers of scientific and technical intelligence to exchange perspectives on the potential sources of emerging or disruptive technologies and behaviors, with the goal of improving the Department of Defense's technological warning capability. This volume summarizes the key themes identified in the second and most recent symposium, a two-day event held in Suffolk, Virginia, on April 28 and 29, 2010. The symposium combined presentations highlighting cutting-edge technology topics with facilitated discourse among all participants. Three categories of surprise were identified: breakthroughs in product and process technology, new uses of existing technology, and the unexpectedly rapid progression of a technology to operational use. The incorporation of an adversary's own culture, history, beliefs, and value systems into analyses also emerged in discussions as an important factor in reducing surprise.

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011 Dept of Energy Environmental management and legacy management energy efficiency and renewable energy science and ARPA E

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011  Dept  of Energy  Environmental management and legacy management  energy efficiency and renewable energy     science and ARPA E
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Federal aid to energy development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2011 Dept of Energy Environmental management and legacy management energy efficiency and renewable energy science and ARPA E Book Excerpt:

Formal and Informal Social Safety Nets

Formal and Informal Social Safety Nets
Author: M. Ashraf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN: 1137388749
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formal and Informal Social Safety Nets Book Excerpt:

In Formal and Informal Social Safety Nets , Ashraf analyses the role of social safety nets in a time when our global economy threatens our way of life, as entire cities such as Detroit are declared bankrupt.

NanoInnovation

NanoInnovation
Author: Michael Tomczyk
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 3527326723
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NanoInnovation Book Excerpt:

NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know is the most comprehensive book written to-date on innovative technologies and applications in the field of nanotechnology. Author Michael Tomczyk conducted more than 150 interviews with nano-insiders to present the inside story of scientific discoveries, research breakthroughs, and commercial products and applications that are already changing our lives, thanks to the remarkable ability to manipulate atoms and molecules at the nanoscale.

North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century

North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century
Author: Christian Leuprecht,Joel J. Sokolsky,Thomas Hughes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2018-04-25
ISBN: 3319909789
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

The protection of the homeland is the top priority for U.S. national security strategy. Strategic defense, however, has been an overlooked dimension in the vast literature on the U.S. strategic posture, with even less attention given to the necessity and dynamics of security collaboration within North America. Drawing on the expertise of scholars from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the book offers a wide range of perspectives on recent trends in, and future prospects for, the military and political evolution of North American strategic defense. North American strategic defense is a topic too often taken for granted: as this excellent book shows, that is a mistake. In the 21st century, perhaps even more than the 20th, it will be an issue of cardinal importance to both the United States and Canada. Eliot A. Cohen Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies NORAD’s binational command is unique, and this timely and ambitious book examines its continued relevance to North American defense against a host of new global threats. It broadens the focus of what we mean by North American defense, contemplates how we might include Mexico in various regional security arrangements, and considers the dynamics of expanded North American interdependence in the Trump era. Laura Dawson Director of the Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century is an important book. This edited volume brings together a galaxy of stars, both rising and established, with outstanding credentials regarding NORAD and associated matter in the study of security. This original and well-written volume is the first of its kind since the Cold War – long overdue and impressive in contents. The chapters cover both panoramic issues and more specific matters, and the collection is essential reading for academics, policy-makers and the general public. Patrick James Dornsife Dean’s Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California