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Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 31, 2017)

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...


Chinese Culture in a Cross-Cultural Comparison

by Michael B. Hinner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

Chinese culture has a very long and extraordinary tradition. With China’s rapid economic growth and a population of more than one billion people, China has become a very important market for many companies....


EDLP versus Hi-Lo Pricing Strategies in Retailing

by Sabine El Husseini Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

Retail pricing strategy is seen as one of the priorities in retail management. There exist two main pricing strategies in retailing: the Every Day Low Price (EDLP) strategy and the High-Low (Hi-Lo) pricing strategy....


Contemporary Research in Sports Economics

by Oliver Budzinski & Arne Feddersen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 08, 2014)

This volume comprises scientific contributions in the context of the 5th annual conference of the European Association of Sports Economics (ESEA), which took place in September 2013 in Esbjerg, Denmark. It contains...


Journalism in Change

by Gunnar Nygren & Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 24, 2015)

Media developments change journalism all over the world. But are the changes the same in different media systems? How is professionalization influenced by the constant growth of a network society and social...


Graphical User Interface Prototyping for Distributed Requirements Engineering

by Sven Scheibmayr Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Finding and understanding the right requirements is essential for every software project. This book deals with the challenge to improve requirements engineering in distributed software projects. The use of graphical...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...


Privatising Capital

by Gavin Rae Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

Privatising Capital examines the historical development of Poland’s public sector and its welfare state. Their infrastructure, services and employees add up to a form of public capital, upon which the vast...


Economy in Romania and the Need for Optimization of Agricultural Production Structures

by Jean Vasile Andrei & Gheorghe H. Popescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Agriculture represents a basic economic sector for Romanian economy with major implication on a large part of inland population. The accession to the EU has imposed major changes to the Romanian agricultural...


The Trademark Paradox

by Catherine Manley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2015)

Trademarks play a fundamental role in our everyday lives as consumers, helping us to quickly choose the products we like and avoid those that we don’t. Trademarks are also essential elements in a competitive...


Applications of ICT in Social Sciences

by Biljana Mileva Boshkoska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

In social sciences the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is an ever growing phenomenon. Emanating from the need of knowledge about society and economy, we are constantly striving to create...


Towards Solving the Social Science Challenges with Computing Methods

by Biljana Mileva Boshkoska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary field where social science questions are investigated with modern computational tools. The book provides insight into different social problems and calls...


Economic Growth and Development

by Hasan Gürak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

Mainstream economic theories today are logical, consistent and even explanatory in many ways, when their relevance is tested in real economic situations, they often fail to correctly explain normal economic...


Movers and Stayers: Social Mobility, Migration and Skills

by Izabela Grabowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 10, 2016)

The author examines social mobility in the enlarged EU by analysing the work sequences of 1865 movers and stayers in Poland. Using indicators of upward and downward social mobility, she explores the role of...


Successful Television Management: the Hybrid Approach

by Suzana Žilic Fišer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

This book explores a hybrid model of broadcasting and takes a close look at public TV broadcasting operating in a market-driven environment. While media and media institutions play an important role in democratic...


Social sciences via network analysis and computation

by Tadej Kanduc Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 04, 2015)

In recent years information and communication technologies have gained significant importance in the social sciences. Because there is such rapid growth of knowledge, methods and computer infrastructure, research...


Applied modelling and computing in social science

by Janez Povh Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

In social science outstanding results are yielded by advanced simulation methods, based on state of the art software technologies and an appropriate combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. This...


Greek Labour Relations in Transition in a Global Context

by Dimosthenis Daskalakis Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 31, 2015)

The book investigates Greek industrial relations in a global context at different periods. Combining sociological, institutional, political and social aspects, it discusses industrial relations from statism...


Communication Audit in Globally Integrated R«U38»D Project Teams

by Justyna Alnajjar Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2016)

Communication audit is a relatively new field of research, which has so far been investigated from a managerial point of view. Linguists have not yet researched it. This book summarises existing, mainly managerial,...


Global Financial Turbulence in the Euro Area

by Alojzy Nowak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

For many years Alojzy Z. Nowak has been observing the major trends in the global economy. In this volume he presents articles by different authors who analyse the impact of the current crisis in the financialisation...


Advanced E-Business Research

by Stephan Böhm, Werner Quint & Peter Winzer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 08, 2017)

Since years, e-business research is subject of many conferences and publications. While researchers and practitioners often focus on e-business systems and applications, so far little attention has been given...


Data Envelopment Analysis: From Normative to Descriptive Performance Evaluation

by Nadia Vazquez Novoa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 21, 2017)

The question of modern performance evaluation has been extensively discussed in the literature, leading to a call for models including non-optimizing behaviors of decision makers and non-financial performance...


Innovation, Complexity and Policy

by Matthias Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 19, 2017)

This book brings together a set of contributions that show the breadth and depth of the scientific work of Josef Fröhlich and his influence on Austrian research, technology and innovation (RTI) policy. It is...


Extended Performance Evaluation Based on DEA

by Ludmila Neumann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2017)

This study introduces new methodological developments of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that satisfy the demands of business practice and provide a multidimensional point of view on the evaluation of organizational...


Capitalist Imperialism in Contemporary Theoretical Frameworks

by Filip Ilkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 04, 2017)

This book analyzes the controversy surrounding imperialism associated with capitalist development. The last dozen years passed under the shadow of two momentous events: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted...


Sustainable and Solidary Education

by Oana-Adriana Duta, Monica Tilea & Alina Stela Resceanu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 12, 2017)

This volume of thematic studies offers multifaceted interpretations of education for sustainable and solidary development (ESSD). It is a joint work of academics, teachers and researchers covering the domain...


Estimation of Uncertainty of Wind Energy Predictions

by David Zastrau Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 28, 2017)

Currently, a new generation of fuel-efficient ships, which use wind force in addition to conventional propulsion technology, is being developed. This study describes a mathematical method for a probabilistic...


Sustainability and Welfare Policy in European Market Economies

by George Chobanov & Jürgen Plöhn Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 16, 2017)

The articles in this volume are selected from the contributions to two international conferences. Authors and teams tackle general economic approaches and developments with respect to new concepts for the production...


The Discursive Dimension of Employee Engagement and Disengagement

by Alina Petra Marinescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 27, 2017)

The book analyses organizational disengagement and its consequences at an organizational and at an individual level. The author argues for the existence of an additional dimension of employee disengagement,...


Financial Reporting Quality in Emerging Economies

by Gregor Hagemann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 22, 2016)

Contrary to their increasingly important role in the global economy, little is known so far about the financial reporting practices in emerging economies. This study therefore analyses the financial reporting...


Data-Driven Problem-Solving in International Business Communication

by Alexander Zielonka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 05, 2017)

This study challenges the traditional approach of focusing on English as a foreign language learning in international business settings. The primary objective in such settings is to successfully create a linguistically...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


The Adriatic Territory

by Giuseppe de Vergottini, Valeria Piergigli & Ivan Russo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 21, 2017)

This volume presents a multidisciplinary overview of the factors of integration between the two shores of the Adriatic sea. The research promoted by the "Coordinamento Adriatico" is dedicated to a range of problems...


Industrial, Science, Technology and Innovation Policies in South Korea and Japan

by Murat A. Yülek & Hongyul Han Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 26, 2017)

Designing effective industrial and science, technology and innovation (STI) policies is still an ongoing quest for both developed and developing countries. This book examines industrial as well as STI policies...


The Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on International Cooperation

by Elzbieta Czarny, Andzelika Kuznar & Jerzy Menkes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 06, 2017)

This book gathers Polish and foreign scholars to consider diverse aspects of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It examines key general areas such as the improvement of the position of the...


Gender Equality and Quality of Life

by Marta Warat, Ewa Krzaklewska, Anna Ratecka & Krystyna Slany Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 11, 2017)

This book engages with a critical perspective on gender equality and quality of life. It provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical and methodological frameworks for exploring both concepts which is complemented...


Privatization Performance in Turkey

by Esra Kabaklarli Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 18, 2016)

This book examines the financial performance of Turkish firms that were privatized by way of IPOs (Initial Public Offerings). The author uses event study methodology to empirically evaluate the financial efficiency...


Institutions of Hanseatic Trade

by Ulf Christian Ewert & Stephan Selzer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2016)

The merchants of the medieval Hanse monopolised trade in the Baltic and North Sea areas. The authors describe the structure of their trade system in terms of network organisation and attempts to explain, on...


Development of Other-Regarding Preferences in Children and Adolescents

by Katrin John Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 10, 2016)

Other-regarding preferences, hence appreciation of others’ welfare, are mainly culturally transmitted, whereby most of the development takes place in the sensitive period of childhood and adolescence. This...


Economic Dynamics and Sustainable Development – Resources, Factors, Structures and Policies

by Luminita Chivu, Constantin Ciutacu, Jean-Vasile Andrei & Valeriu Ioan-Franc Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 15, 2017)

The book is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy. It contains the most valuable 100 papers presented at the International Conference «Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical...


Research on Business

by Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay, Rasim Yilmaz & Günther Löschnigg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 07, 2016)

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include...


Perspectives in Communication Studies

by Ayse Binay Kurultay & Burcu Sabuncuoglu Peksevgen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 19, 2016)

This book brings together friends and colleagues of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata who cherish her as a person as well as an academic. As we have all experienced, Prof. Usluata’s major passion is advancing academia...


Doing Better with Less? The Future of the Government Workforce

by Christoph Demmke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 28, 2016)

This publication contributes to a discussion about the future of public employment and HR policies in the context of a changing statehood and new financial pressures. It presents comparative quantitative and...