In today's knowledge-driven economy, the ability to share insight and know-how is essential for driving innovation and growth. In this groundbreaking volume, scholars from around the world demonstrate how communication and information technologies are enabling dynamic project design and management practices that challenge traditional concepts of time, space and behavior. Showcasing experiments in architecture, engineering, and construction design—employing technological infrastructures that link people and their ideas across physical, intellectual, and cultural boundaries—the authors consider such issues as the links between competence and innovation and between individual and collective knowledge. At the heart of their analysis is the realization that technological innovation is chiefly a social activity. The implications are profound for the practical management of complex design projects, experiments in distance learning and virtual teams, and emerging theoretical concepts of collaborative learning and innovation.
Non-viral Gene Therapy: Gene Design and Delivery
Several years ago, when the discovery of catalytic RNA was recognized in a public manner, many people asked if new ?elds of therapy would soon be available. Although some tentative positive answers were given, nobody would say with certainty that RNA of various kinds was a truly promising means of altering gene expression. In fact, over the...
Building Better Boards: A Blueprint for Effective Governance
Praise for Building Better Boards
"Building Better Boards bridges the gap between talk and action. A must-read for board members, CEOs, governance experts – really for anyone who cares about the future of the corporation."
–Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman and CEO, Xerox...
The Pursuit of Perfect Packing This is a timely book … In general, materials scientists and engineers venturing into the world of nano-structures should read this book as a general introduction to a fascinating field.
-T. M Sabine, Consultant Physicist, The Physicist
It is an entertaining introduction to the field for both specialists and the more general...
If you picked up this book looking for more ways to cope with
fibromyalgia, you’re in for a surprise. What we propose here is
that fibromyalgia is not an incurable, chronic source of pain and
misery but rather a temporary and reversible problem that can be
Just in the last year, a wealth of...
Antigen Presenting Cells: From Mechanisms to Drug Development
This novel, multidisciplinary handbook highlights recent evidence that antigen presenting cells (APCs) are not only key players in the initiation or prevention of an antigen-specific T lymphocyte-mediated adaptive immune response, but also critical regulators and integrators in the interplay between our innate and adaptive immune system....
Unity for Absolute Beginners
Unity for Absolute Beginners walks you through the fundamentals of creating a small third-person shooter game with Unity. Using the free version of Unity to begin your game development career, you'll learn how to import, evaluate and manage your game resources to create awesome third-person shooters. This book assumes that you...