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The Multi Business Model Innovation Approach
Part 1
It is argued in most academic literature that Business Model (BM) is a general model for how any business runs or should be run, it is the "blueprint of the business." Conversely we argue that no business has just one BM, one model on which it runs all its business or intends to run its business. In other words the BM can be used for "as-is" and "to-be" businesses.

However our research, in contrast to the other BM frameworks, indicates that businesses have more BMs--both "as-is" and "to-be" BMs--the multi business model approach. This was already theoretically indicated by Markides and Charitou in 2004, and again in the Casadesus-Masanell and Ricart model of 2010, but sadly no one in the BM community has followed up on this since then. It could have made a breakthrough in our understanding of BMs, Business Model Innovation (BMI) and Strategic BMI. The Multi Business Model Innovation Approach addresses the concerns in the BM community and in BMI practice to just focus on the ideation and conceptualization of BMs.

"BM canvassing," innovating BM building blocks or BM dimensions when carrying out BMI, so-called "blind business model innovation," is not sufficient to run and understand a business today. BMs and BMI must address all the different levels in a business. All BMs are objects to BMI and should be used to maximize the performance and sustainability of the business. The core business and all level BMs, such as BM dimension components, BM dimensions, BM portfolio, and Business Model Ecosystem (BMES), should all be considered for BMI.

This book addresses and documents a gap in BM research and the BM community--but also proposes a generic definition and language of a BM and BMI layers. The significance and importance of this work is related to significant and unexplored possibilities that BMI offers today, and can offer tomorrow. When we thoroughly understand all levels, dimensions and components of the business and its business models, and we are able to communicate, work and innovate with business models at all levels together, then a next step in BM and BMI research and practice can be taken.

It is proposed that any BMs are related to seven dimensions--value proposition, user and/or customer, value chain functions (internal), competence, network, relations and value formula. It is further proposed that seven different levels of a BMI from the most detailed level--the BM dimension component--to the BM dimension, BM, BM portfolio, business, and the vertical and horizontal business model ecosystem layer--and these can be objects to BMI. Conceptually, the Business Model Cube was formed using the seven dimensions which could be used both in a 2D and a 3D version.

Table of Contents:
1. MBIT Research and Research Group: A History
2. The History of the Business Model
3. Comparing Business Model Frameworks
4. The Business Model Cube
5. The Multi Business Model Approach
6. The Business Model Ecosystem Approach
7. The Business Model Relations Axiom
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WHO Guidelines on Protecting Workers From Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials
World Health Organization has developed these guidelines with recommendations on how best to protect workers from the potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs). The recommendations are intended to help policy-makers and professionals in the field of occupational health and safety in making decisions about the best protection against potential risks specific to MNMs in workplaces. These guidelines are also intended to support workers and employers. However, they are not intended as a handbook or manual for safe handling of MNMs in the workplace because this requires addressing more general occupational hygiene issues beyond the scope of these guidelines.

The publication includes executive summary in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering
Referring to an organization's responsibility for its impact on society, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is greatly relevant for the competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the management and engineering arena of organizations, and the economy worldwide. Taking in account its these concerns, Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering covers the issues related to corporate social responsibility in management and engineering in a context where organizations are facing, day after day, high challenges for what concerns issues related to their social responsibility. The book looks to contribute to the exchange of experiences and perspectives about the state of the research related to CSR, as well as the future direction of this field of research. It looks to provide a support to academics and researchers, as well as those that operating in the management field need to deal with policies and strategies related to CSR.

Table of Contents:
*The Boundaries of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Managerial Perspective
*Future-Focused Entrepreneurship Assessment (FFEA)
*Corporate Social Responsibility: The case of East Timor multinationals
*Gender Diversity and Equality in the Boardroom: Impacts of Gender Quota Implementation in Portugal
*Reconstructuring CSR in the Construction Industry
*Work-family conciliation policies: Answering to corporate social responsibility - A case study
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The A-Z of Employment Practice
The A-Z of Employment Practice provides comprehensive, practical, easily accessible guidance on personnel law and practice at a time when employers are faced with a steadily increasing burden of legislation and potential penalties. This book has been fully revised to reflect both changes in the law and the effect of court decisions on employment law interpretation. New/updated guidance is included on:

- required changes regarding disclosure of criminal offenses as current UK law breaches the European Convention on Human Rights
- requirements regarding additional Data Protection effective May 2018
- advice regarding provision of data on Gender Pay disclosure
- ECJ ruling regarding restrictions on wearing of visible religious symbols
- French restrictions on contacting employees out of working hours
- Court ruling on right of employer to enforce overtime working
- employer obligation to tailor hours for new mothers obligations
- confusion about rulings regarding rights of fathers where maternity pay is enhanced
- ruling (subject to appeal) that payment is needed for those sleeping while on call
- claims purely to prove discrimination but no intention to work for target employer thrown out by ECJ
- suggestions of a "third category" of worker - i.e. employee, self- employee and "dependent contractor" – under consideration
. . . and much more.

Whether you are an HR or personnel specialist or an owner/manager acting as your own Personnel Manager, you will find this A-Z invaluable as a constant source of accessible, expert advice.

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The Company Director's Desktop Guide
The Company Director’s Desktop Guide is an indispensable source of reference on all areas of company law and practice for directors in every type of organization. It provides essentially practical, jargon-free guidance on every aspect of a director’s duties drawn from the author’s considerable experience.

Directors and managers are confronted with rapidly changing and increasing legislative requirements – at last count British companies were subject to some 22,000 different statutes. Remaining fully conversant with all the obligations, responsibilities and liabilities demanded under Company – and all the other – laws can therefore be a struggle for even the most diligent director or company secretary.

This book explains those responsibilities and obligations in clear terms, emphasizing what the law means in practice, how to implement it and how best to minimize risk and avoid potential penalties.

As well as being completely revised and updated, the 14th edition of this popular title now includes new and detailed guidance on practical aspects of:

- Exploring liability on former owners following company disposal
- Highlighting the breaches of Corporate Governance
- Identifying new Data Protection requirements from 2018
- Protecting the corporate body from breaching new tax evasion requirements
- Implementing the changed requirements on Audit
- Considering using technology to improve AGM effectiveness
- New reporting requirements for the strategic report
... and much more.

Table of Contents:
1 The nature of the beast
2. A rose by any other name
3. Scaling the peak
4. Board members – and others – beware
5. The risk business
6. ‘Ill met’ – without method
7. A meeting’s two key players – The Chairman and Secretary
8. Board without boredom
9. An Inspector calls
10. Setting an example
11. ‘He who communicates leads’
12. Meeting the owners
13. ‘Write a better book’
14. No such thing as bad publcity
15. Managing the property assets
16. ‘A personal viewpoint’
17. ‘Comparability and consultation’
18. ‘Directing now’
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The Instant Company Secretary
An A-Z Guide to Duties and Responsibilities
Company secretarial duties must be undertaken whether there is someone holding that title or not.

This book deals with the latest requirements, and the new requirements regarding Registers of Persons of Significant Control.

It provides essential practical, easily accessible advice and guidance to the wide range of important company secretarial duties and regulations that must be adhered to.

The refreshing no-nonsense approach tackles these challenges making it an indispensable and practical guide to the whole range of issues with which the person performing the legally required duties of the Company Secretary must comply.

The duties covered in this book include:

- Compliance by the company and its officers with all statutory and other regulatory requirements

- Maintenance of the statutory records and filing data with Companies House within specified time limits

- Interfacing with the shareholders or guarantors, convening general meetings, drafting and recording resolutions, dealing with shares etc.

- Servicing board meetings and compiling the legally required minutes

- Providing a company-wide focal point for legal matters and interpretation, and a logical point of contact for third parties

- Providing the board with accurate and timely advice.

This book also deals with the latest requirements, including:

- Anti-bribery
- Modern slavery
- Gender pay reporting
- Tax evasion legislation

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Human Resources for Medical Devices
The Role of Biomedical Engineers
This publication addresses the role of the biomedical engineer in the development, regulation, management, training, and use of medical devices.

The first part of the book looks at the biomedical engineering profession globally as part of the health workforce: global numbers and statistics, professional classification, general education and training, professional associations, and the certification process.

The second part addresses all of the different roles that the biomedical engineer can have in the life cycle of the technology, from research and development, and innovation, mainly undertaken in academia; the regulation of devices entering the market; and the assessment or evaluation in selecting and prioritizing medical devices (usually at national level); to the role they play in the management of devices from selection and procurement to safe use in healthcare facilities.

The annexes present comprehensive information on academic programs, professional societies, and relevant WHO and UN documents related to human resources for health as well as the reclassification proposal for ILO.

This publication can be used to encourage the availability, recognition, and increased participation of biomedical engineers as part of the health workforce, particularly following the recent adoption of the recommendations of the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health, and the establishment of national health workforce accounts. The document also supports the aim of reclassification of the role of the biomedical engineer as a specific engineer that supports the development, access, and use of medical devices within the national, regional, and global occupation classification system.

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Help Your Group Thrive
A Workbook and Planning Guide
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The Evolutionary Leap to Flourishing Individuals and Organisations
Stop the Rot
Reframing Governance for Directors and Politicians
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Service Leadership
Sense Making, Calling and Meaning within Organizations
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Human Centered Management
5 Pillars of Organizational Quality and Global Sustainability
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The Interdependent Organization
The Path to a More Sustainable Enterprise
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The Internet of Women
Accelerating Culture Change
Female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians worldwide are making historic contributions to their fields. The modern workforce is closer to gender-equal than it has ever been, and many efforts are in place to support further progress. The Internet of Women provides an exciting look at personal narratives and case studies of female leaders and cultural shifts around the globe that illustrate this promising trend.

From the United Nations' emphasis on girls and technology education in the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to the increased female labor force in Zambia, a policy change that was inspired by the MDGs (UN Millennial Development Goals), The Internet of Women captures stunning examples of progress from around the world and men working hand in hand with women advocating for cultural change.

Scholars and practitioners lament the lack of women leading and working in leading organizations in the technology industry. Gender equality and female participation in the tech field is critical to both developing and developed economies; nevertheless, this gap remains a global phenomenon.

The lack of female leadership is particularly extreme at the highest echelons of leading technology organizations. Few publicly traded tech companies have female CEOs - in fact, most nations have zero female leadership in the tech industry.

This gap indicates a slow pace of progress for gender equality in tech employment. Women's pay still lags nearly a decade behind, according to the World Economic Forum, meaning that women's on average pay today is the equivalent to that of similarly qualified and similarly employed men in 2006. Without significant progress, the current rate of change will not lead to parity for 118 years, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

However there's significant work being done to shift this tide. Take for instance Michelle Lee, the first female Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), reflects on her childhood Girl Scout badge in sewing and cooking and how that memory inspired her to create an IP badge that exposes young women to the process of invention. Social entrepreneur, investor, and Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid shares her efforts beginning from mentoring young women in Pakistan to her current work directing more investment to women innovators around the globe. And Elizabeth Isele, a senior fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College, shares her research on women and ageism saying we need to retire the word retirement.

The book is divided into six parts, each with unique areas of focus:
* Millennials Leading: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Next Generation of Women in Technology
* Men and Women Empowering One Another
* Bold Leadership: Women Changing the Culture of Investment and Entrepreneurship
* Educating for the 21st Century
* Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Generation of Women Forging into Technology Leadership
* Emerging Fields of Technology

The Internet of Women gathers examples about the increasingly inclusive and progressive gender culture in technology from over 30 countries. Stories range from an entrepreneur in Dubai partnering with private and public sector entities to accelerate blockchain technology to a young British woman moving to Silicon Valley to launch an artificial intelligence platform and incubator.

The book is intended for corporations, academic institutions, the private sector, government agencies, gender experts, and the general public, and its key benefit is to let the reader understand a path towards implementing diversity overall globally. It also showcases the strategies, tools, and tactical execution on how to create cultural change in all parts of the world.

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The Use of Online Collaboration Tools for Employee Volunteering
A Case Study of IBM's CSC Program
The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and opportunities for collaboration between individuals.

The Use of Online Collaboration Tools for Employee Volunteering is one of the latest scholarly research works on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technology in a workplace setting. Featuring extensive coverage on a range of topics relating to the benefits and challenges of these tools, this book is an essential reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners seeking relevant research on the use of digital spaces within organizational contexts.

Technical topics discussed in the book include: .
• Communities of Practice (CoP)
• E-Collaborative Learning
• Computer-supported collaborative learning
• Social Networking Sites
• Web-Based Learning

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Management for Sustainable Development
Today, increasingly more, the word sustainability is present in all kinds of discussions: at home, at work, at school, in all society. Conscious of the environment where we live, everybody looks to find the best solutions to solve problems that result from Human Being evolution. Management for sustainable development is a process by which organizations try to use all of their resources, as well as improve organizational and technological development, in order to answer not only to the present but also to future human and social needs. Only in this way is it possible to improve the quality of life. Sustainable development, therefore, is understood to be people centered. We have a special concern with cultural, social and economic dimensions, where individuals can develop together as a society, whilst at the same time, individual and organizational activities can be implemented without destroying the present diversity and complexity of the ecological system where we live.

This book is about management for sustainable development in a context where organizations are continually facing challenges to re-use, recycle, reduce waste, add value, lower costs and time of production, and create sustainable behavior. Today’s organizations can no longer develop their practices based on the existent paradigms. On the contrary, it is necessary to completely break from these paradigms, creating a total change of mentality in the way we manage organizational activities. Taking into account this reality, managing for sustainable development appears as a management philosophy focused in productivity improvement considering different kinds of goals, such as biological, economic and social systems goals.

This book contributes to the exchange of experiences and perspectives about the state of research related to the management for sustainable development, as well as the future direction of this research field. It looks to provide support to academics and researchers, as well as those operating in the management field and who need to deal with policies and strategies related to sustainable development issues.

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Strategic Human Resource Management at Tertiary Level
Owing to the revolution in information technology, the face of the contemporary workplace has changed, and systems have been made more effective by introducing new techniques of Information Technology. Strategic Human Resource Management at Tertiary Level focuses on HRM and how modern technology is helping in ensuring the effectiveness of HR functions. This would indicate that HRIS was viewed rather favorably as an administrative tool but not a strategic one. This publication covers all these aspects.

Topics discussed in the book include:
• E-learning tools in Higher education (Mudri system)
• Human Resource Information systems (HRIS)
• HRM Trends
• Organizational strategy using IT tools
• HRM Research/Innovation
• Talents and Skills
• Development management

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New Global ICT-Based Business Models
This New Global Business model (NEWGIBM) book describes the background, theory references, case studies, results, and learning imparted by the NEWGIBM project, which is supported by ICT, to a research group from 2005 to 2011. New Global ICT-Based Business Models is a result of the efforts and collaborative work between SMEs, consultancies, and researchers across various lines of business, competences, and research domains. It commences with a theoretical discussion of the business model and its innovative literature, and it explains how this was a collaborative study by researchers from three Danish Universities. The book describes and analyzes how NEWGIBM was implemented in SMEs in different industrial companies/networks. Based on this effort, the researchers try to describe and analyze the current context, the experience of NEWGIBM, and finally, the emerging scenarios of NEWGIBM.

This NEWGIBM book serves as a part of the final evaluation and documentation of the NEWGIBM project. It is supported by results from the following projects: M-commerce, Global Innovation, Global Ebusiness & M-commerce, The Blue Ocean project, International Center for Innovation and Women in Business, and NEFFICS, which provided information about the innovating business models funded by Ministry of Science and Innovation Denmark, Ministry of Economics Denmark, EU Social Fund, EU KASK program, and EU 7 Framework program Internet of Things. This book provides new knowledge to the global business models based on ICT.

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Value Shifts
How Investors are Advancing Sustainability in Capital Markets
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Corporate Diplomacy
Building Reputations and Relationships with External Stakeholders
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