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This book provides traders with step-by-step methodologies thatare based on real market tendencies. The strategies in this bookare presented clearly and in detail, so that anyone who wishes tocan learn how to trade like a professional. It is written in astyle that is easy to understand, so that the reader can quicklylearn and use the techniques provided.
Game Theory is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Throughout, concepts and methods are explained using real-world examples backed by precise analytic material. The book features many important applications to economics and political science, as well as numerous exercises that focus on how to formalize informal situations and then analyze them.
Introduces the core ideas and applications of game theory
Covers static and dynamic games, with complete and incomplete information
Features a variety of examples, applications, and exercises
Topics include repeated games, bargaining, auctions, signaling, reputation, and information transmission
Ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
Complete solutions available to teachers and selected solutions available to students
The sixth edition is no exception. It provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of time series analysis. The treatment covers a wide range of topics, including ARIMA probability models, forecasting methods, spectral analysis, linear systems, state-space models, and the Kalman filter. It also addresses nonlinear, multivariate, and long-memory models. The author has carefully updated each chapter, added new discussions, incorporated new datasets, and made those datasets available for download from www.crcpress.com. A free online appendix on time series analysis using R can be accessed at http://people.bath.ac.uk/mascc/TSA.usingR.doc.
Highlights of the Sixth Edition:A new section on handling real data New discussion on prediction intervals A completely revised and restructured chapter on more advanced topics, with new material on the aggregation of time series, analyzing time series in finance, and discrete-valued time series A new chapter of examples and practical advice Thorough updates and revisions throughout the text that reflect recent developments and dramatic changes in computing practices over the last few years
The analysis of time series can be a difficult topic, but as this book has demonstrated for two-and-a-half decades, it does not have to be daunting. The accessibility, polished presentation, and broad coverage of The Analysis of Time Series make it simply the best introduction to the subject available.
In this textbook designed for courses on aviation labor relations, the authors-experts with many years of experience in these sectors-examine and evaluate the labor process for all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries, including aerospace manufacturing, airlines, general aviation, federal and state administrative agencies, and public airports.
Divided into three parts-Public Policy and Labor Law; Principles, Practices and Procedures in Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution; and the Changing Labor Relations Environment-the book provides an overview of the industries and the development of US labor law and policy, then explores the statutory, regulatory, and case laws applicable to each industry segment before concluding with an examination of current and developing issues and trends. The authors present the evolution of aviation and aerospace labor laws, going as far back as the early nineteenth century to lay the historical foundation, and cover the development and main features of the principal statutes governing labor relations in the United States today, the Railway Labor Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Civil Service Reform Act. They also investigate the growth of the industries and their impact on labor relations, as well as the current issues and challenges facing management and labor in each segment of this dynamic, sometimes volatile, business and their implications for collective bargaining. Twenty case studies not only illuminate practical applications of such fundamental concepts as unfair labor practices and unions' duty of fair representation but also enliven the subject, preparing the reader to use the concepts in real-world decision making.
A study guide with review questions, online assignments, supplemental readings, and exercises is available for students. For those teachers using the textbook in their courses, there is an instructor's manual with additional resources for developing courses in the classroom, online, or by blended learning, as well as a variety of assignments and materials to enhance and vary the mock negotiation exercise.
A revision and expansion of Robert W. Kaps's Air Transport Labor Relations, this outstanding new volume provides students and teachers with valuable information and perspectives on industries that are highly dependent on technologically skilled labor. Labor Relations in the Aviation and Aerospace Industries offers a sweeping and thorough treatment of labor relations, public policy, law, and practice and is the definitive work on the labor process in the aviation and aerospace sectors.
For nearly thirty years, professional and individual tradershave turned to Trading Systems and Methods for detailedinformation on indicators, programs, algorithms, and systems, andnow this fully revised Fifth Edition updates coverage fortoday's markets. The definitive reference on trading systems, thebook explains the tools and techniques of successful trading tohelp traders develop a program that meets their own uniqueneeds.
Presenting an analytical framework for comparing systematicmethods and techniques, this new edition offers expanded coveragein nearly all areas, including trends, momentum, arbitrage,integration of fundamental statistics, and risk management.Comprehensive and in-depth, the book describes each technique andhow it can be used to a trader's advantage, and shows similaritiesand variations that may serve as valuable alternatives. The bookalso walks readers through basic mathematical and statisticalconcepts of trading system design and methodology, such as how muchdata to use, how to create an index, risk measurements, andmore.
Packed with examples, this thoroughly revised and updatedFifth Edition covers more systems, more methods, and morerisk analysis techniques than ever before.The ultimate guide to trading system design and methods, newlyrevisedIncludes expanded coverage of trading techniques, arbitrage,statistical tools, and risk management modelsWritten by acclaimed expert Perry J. KaufmanFeatures spreadsheets and TradeStation programs for a moreextensive and interactive learning experienceProvides readers with access to a companion website loaded withsupplemental materials
Written by a global leader in the trading field, TradingSystems and Methods, Fifth Edition is the essential referenceto trading system design and methods updated for a post-crisistrading environment.
“This book contains the most advanced methodology I’ve ever seen.”
—GEORGE C. LANE, from the Foreword
Required reading for certification in the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program
Over a decade ago, when this groundbreaking guide was first published, the world of technical analysis had experienced vast change. Seemingly overnight, technological advances had utterly transformed the way market analysts performed their jobs. A growing army of professional technical traders, armed with global plug-and-play software, needed to improve their skills of price projection, timing, and risk management to weather the increasing market ranges and volatility.
Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional helped them achieve it. The word spread that this practical guide provided radical new uses and combinations of indicators and formulas—and it became an instant classic.
By comparison, today’s markets make those of 1999 look simple—so Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional has been expanded to reflect the author’s experiences over the past decade to bring you fully up to date. It provides comprehensive coverage of new techniques, as well as the timeless insight and tools that analysts will always need to maintain a competitive edge in the global financial markets, including:Explanations of why common oscillators do not travel between 0 and 100 and why signals develop in different ranges during bull versus bear market trends Expanded guidelines for the use of the Composite Index. Formulas are fully detailed for this custom oscillator that warn when the Relative Strength Index is failing to detect a trend reversal A comprehensive foundation of Gann analysis, with an explanation of how Gann Squares, the Gann Fan, and the Square of 9 are geometrically related to one another Methods for calculating Fibonacci retracements and swing projections in rapidly expanding or contracting markets A more expansive discussion of cycle analyses and their asymmetrical properties
Each chapter presents the given topic as a separate building block, moving step-by-step through 150 charts that lead toward new methods of price triangulation. The result enables you to pinpoint a market objective—even in the most extreme and volatile trading environment.
Use Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional to establish the trading dominance you need to excel in today’s uncertain markets.
--From the Foreword by Warren E. Buffett
First published in 1934, Security Analysis is one of the most influential financial books ever written. Selling more than one million copies through five editions, it has provided generations of investors with the timeless value investing philosophy and techniques of Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd.
As relevant today as when they first appeared nearly 75 years ago, the teachings of Benjamin Graham, “the father of value investing,” have withstood the test of time across a wide diversity of market conditions, countries, and asset classes.
This new sixth edition, based on the classic 1940 version, is enhanced with 200 additional pages of commentary from some of today’s leading Wall Street money managers. These masters of value investing explain why the principles and techniques of Graham and Dodd are still highly relevant even in today’s vastly different markets. The contributor list includes:Seth A. Klarman, president of The Baupost Group, L.L.C. and author of Margin of Safety James Grant, founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, general partner of Nippon Partners Jeffrey M. Laderman, twenty-five year veteran of BusinessWeek Roger Lowenstein, author of Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist and When America Aged and Outside Director, Sequoia Fund Howard S. Marks, CFA, Chairman and Co-Founder, Oaktree Capital Management L.P. J. Ezra Merkin, Managing Partner, Gabriel Capital Group . Bruce Berkowitz, Founder, Fairholme Capital Management. Glenn H. Greenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Chieftain Capital Management Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School David Abrams, Managing Member, Abrams Capital
Featuring a foreword by Warren E. Buffett (in which he reveals that he has read the 1940 masterwork “at least four times”), this new edition of Security Analysis will reacquaint you with the foundations of value investing—more relevant than ever in the tumultuous 21st century markets.
Organisational Behaviour shows managers how to apply the concepts and practices of modern organisational behaviour in a competitive, dynamic business world.
Written and researched by industry-respected authors, this continues to be Australia’s most popular text for introductory courses in organisational behaviour.
A new suite of learning and teaching resources that will excite future managers and inspire critical thinking, accompanies the text.
This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.
The most comprehensive book of its kind, The Talent Management Handbook has become the go-to resource for HR professionals, CEOs, and business leaders who want to take the lead in building a diverse, talented, and motivated workforce. Each section of this book offers state-of-the-art processes, step-by-step practical management tools and techniques, and up-to-the-minute resources that will equip you to:Discover and develop new talent Inspire, coach, and train future leaders Reward and retain the best people Plan and realize a culture of organizational excellence
Featuring breakthroughs and "best practices" from more than 30 leading global talent management firms-- Accenture, Center for Creative Leadership, Hay Group, Heidrick and Struggles, Human Capital Institute, Korn/Ferry International, Mercer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Right Management, Sibson Consulting, Towers Watson, and others--The Talent Management Handbook is a complete, all-in-one program designed to help you place the best people in the most critical jobs to assemble the building blocks of organizational excellence and create value--one person at a time.
Based on years of research, hundreds of global consultations, and the stellar contributions of top industry leaders, The Talent Management Handbook is the most authoritative guide on the market for finding and utilizing the best people. Now in its second edition, this book includes the most innovative ideas and the latest tools, processes, and technologies available to help you launch a complete, fully functioning talent management program that will drive you and your workforce to the top.
Filled with key insights from renowned HR thought leaders and CEOs, The Talent Management Handbook shows you how to:Attract new talent and keep the "Superkeepers" Design career plans that boost employee morale and support organization needs Improve performance through a personal value exchange Coach, develop, and inspire raw talent and prepare the CEOs of the future See positive results with smarter performance reviews Create a culture of innovation and sustainability
In these pages there is a wealth of information on a wide range of subjects, including employee compensation, onboarding, leadership competencies, and engagement programs. Discover firsthand how top HR thought leaders like Dave Ulrich, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Boyatzis, Marc Effron, Beverly Kaye, Andy Pellant, William Rothwell, William Schiemann, Doris Sims, Allan Schweyer, Kay Thorne, and Kevin Wilde have achieved amazing results. And learn how expanding global markets are affecting the development of talent and teams all across the world.
It takes a top-notch workforce to make a company succeed. This definitive guide gives you all you need to enable your organization's people to do their best.
The book that introduced traders everywhere how to unleashthe awesome power of Japanese Candlestick is now better than ever!Written by the visionary who introduced candlesticks to traders inthe West, this new edition of the international bestseller has beenfully updated and revised for today’s more competitive andfickle markets. Your complete guide to all things candlesticks, itfills you in on what they are and where they come from, how to readand interpret them and how to use them to anticipate and capitalizeon price moves and market changes with a degree of accuracy younever imagined was possible!A rare opportunity to learn about this powerful chartingtechnique from the man who introduced candlesticks to the West andthe world’s premiere expertCovers the most important candle patterns and breaks each downinto its component parts with crystal clear explanations of whateach part indicates Details strategies for combining candlesticks with othertechnical tools to spot big moves and find optimal exits Delivers expert advice and guidance on how to avoid costlycandlesticks mistakes that even seasoned traders can make Shares proven strategies for using candlesticks forhedging and managing investment risk, along with techniques formaking candlesticks a valued tool for swing and day trading
All this and more is detailed in this guide. More than just recipes, it will show you step by step how to set up, operate and manage a financially successful beverage operation. This book is ideal for professionals in the hospitality field as well as newcomers who may be looking for answers to cost containment and training issues.
There are literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your bar or beverage operation. Existing operators will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites and operating and cost cutting ideas. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Some praise for the new edition of this award-winning book:
The first edition of this book filled a serious gap in the literature by providing historical context for present-day emergency management. This edition goes further to flesh out that context, detailing the political and practical underpinnings of emergency management organization and practice.
—Professor William L. Waugh Jr., Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
... a must-read for both undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn from our past and join a growing professional field committed to enhancing community resilience and sustainability.
— John C. Pine, director, Research Institute for Energy, Environment and Economics, Appalachian State University
- research examples from the IS and computing disciplines;
- suggestions on how to build internet research into each method mentioned;
- an explanation of how knowledge is created, drawing an analogy between this and the creation of software systems
Throughout, readers are supported by pedagogical features such as learning objectives, explanations, discussion questions, evaluation guides and further reading.
Social Marketing: Changing Behaviors for Good is the definitive textbook for the planning and implementation of programs designed to influence social change. No other text is as comprehensive and foundational when it comes to taking key marketing principles and applying them to campaigns and efforts to influence social action. Nancy R. Lee (a preeminent lecturer, consultant, and author in social marketing) and Philip Kotler (an influential individual in the field who coined the term “social marketing” in 1971 with Gerald Zaltman) demonstrate how traditional marketing principles and techniques are successfully applied to campaigns and efforts to improve health, decrease injuries, protect the environment, build communities and enhance financial well-being. The Fifth Edition contains more than 26 new cases highlighting the 10 step planning model, and a new chapter describing major theories, models and frameworks that inform social marketing strategies and inspire social marketers.
Countless money-making opportunities abound in the ForeignExchange (Forex) market every day, but how does an amateur investortake advantage of these opportunities to earn high returns? Thisbook by CNBC-featured Forex Expert Mario Singh provides acomprehensive solution to this question.
Following the first section that explains in plainEnglish—what is Forex trading, how money is made in the Forex"game," the six major players involved, and the importance ofknowing one's Trader Profile—the second section focuses onspecific and practical guidance which includes:A "Trader Profile Test" to help the reader get a clear pictureof his natural trading style and which of five trading profiles hebelongs to (Scalper, Day Trader, Swing Trader, Position Trader orMechanical Trader)17 proven trading strategies (between 2 to 5 strategies foreach trader profile) for the reader to immediately start cashing inon the Forex marketDescriptions of an array of real-world trading scenarios, withtips on how to address themA section that shows the reader how to custom-tailor a tradingsystem designed for his sensibilities and risk toleranceForex hedging strategies for finance professionals atmultinational corporations
Short on theory and long on practical insights and step-by-stepguidance, 17 Proven Currency Trading Strategies—How ToProfit in the Forex Market will help anyone—frombeginners to professionals, and everyone in between—to masterthe Forex market and be consistently profitable.
This book is the first of its kind to offer a systematic examination of the whole law relating to financial collateral. It does so in two parts. First, it explains the law created by the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No 2) Regulations 2003, the Directive it implemented and related legislation. Second, it examines how financial collateral is used in practice in a range of different markets. It will be an essential reference point for all legal practitioners operating in financial markets.
• Analytical rigour combined with insight into how financial collateral works in practice, covering both English and Scots law
• Valuable discussion of control and possession tests, right of use, remedy of appropriation, close-out netting and impact of ‘bail-in’
• Explains use of financial collateral in the derivatives market, clearing houses, direct and indirect securities holding systems and use of repos, securities lending and prime brokerage
• Highlights key issues on regulatory treatment and conflicts of laws
• Discusses direction of future law reform
• Written by leading experts in the field.
The Art and Science of Technical Analysis is agroundbreaking work that bridges the gaps between the academic viewof markets, technical analysis, and profitable trading. The bookexplores why randomness prevails in markets most, but not all, ofthe time and how technical analysis can be used to capturestatistically validated patterns in certain types of marketconditions. The belief of the book is that buying and sellingpressure causes patterns in prices, but that these technicalpatterns are only effective in the presence of true buying/sellingimbalance.
The Art and Science of Technical Analysis is supported byextensive statistical analysis of the markets, which will debunksome tools and patterns such as Fibonacci analysis, and endorseother tools and trade setups. In addition, this reliable resourcediscusses trader psychology and trader learning curves based on theauthor's extensive experience as a trader and trainer oftraders.Offers serious traders a way to think about market problems,understand their own performance, and help find a more productivepath forwardIncludes extensive research to validate specific money-makingpatterns and strategiesWritten by an experienced market practitioner who has trainedand worked with many top traders
Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Artand Science of Technical Analysis will give you a realisticsense of how markets behave, when and how technical analysis works,and what it really takes to trade successfully.
While the book maintains its basic structure and layout, the Sixth Edition is nonetheless the most substantive revision ever of this unique text.
Because of its far-reaching scope, different aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are woven throughout all 14 chapters. The reader will find a gradual unfolding of this complex and cumbersome law so it can be slowly digested. Additionally, as U.S. health care can no longer remain isolated from globalization, the authors have added new global perspectives, which the readers will encounter in several chapters.
- Comprehensive coverage of the ACA and its impact on each aspect of the U.S. health care system woven throughout the book
- New "ACA Takeaway" section in each chapter as well as a new Topical Reference Guide to the ACA at the front of the book
- Updated tables and figures, current research findings, data from the 2010 census, updates on Healthy People 2020, and more
- Detailed coverage of the U.S. health care system in straightforward, reader-friendly language that is appropriate for graduate and undergraduate courses alike
Japanese candlestick charting and analysis is one of the mostprofitable yet underutilized ways to trade the market. Signalscreated by this unique method of technical analysis-represented inthe form of graphic "candlestick" formations-identify the immediatedirection and effects of investor sentiment through pricemovements, allowing traders to profit by spotting trend reversalsbefore other investors. This updated version of ProfitableCandlestick Trading: Pinpointing Market Opportunities to MaximizeProfits makes learning the method fast and easy by introducingspecific patterns, as well as the psychology behind them. Thebook
Learn how to quickly search, view, and profit with candlestickformations with Profitable Candlestick Trading.
-- Michael J. Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg MasonCapital Management and author of More Than You Know: FindingFinancial Wisdom in Unconventional Places
In order to be a successful CEO, corporate strategist, oranalyst, understanding the valuation process is a necessity. Thesecond edition of Damodaran on Valuation stands out as themost reliable book for answering many of today?s critical valuationquestions. Completely revised and updated, this edition is theideal book on valuation for CEOs and corporate strategists. You'llgain an understanding of the vitality of today?s valuation modelsand develop the acumen needed for the most complex and subtlevaluation scenarios you will face.
The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable development in our public and private lives is the theme present throughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "development that cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."
The 5th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle.
The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.
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As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities.
The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition.
Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles.
A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields.
Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.
The 3rd edition of Consumer Behaviour is presented in a contemporary framework based around the buying, having and being model and in an Australasian context. Students will be engaged and excited by the most current research, real-world examples, global coverage, managerial applications and ethical examples to cover all facets of consumer behaviour.
With new coverage of Personality and incorporating real consumer data, Consumer Behaviour is fresh, relevant and up-to-date. It provides students with the best possible introduction to this fascinating discipline.
Major changes to this edition include new chapters based on thevery latest research on:Planning for integrated marketing communications and digitalmarketingDeveloping multichannel strategyDeveloping the CRM planMarketing effectiveness and accountability
Marketing Plans is designed as a tool and auser-friendly learning, resource. Every point illustrated bypowerful practical examples and made actionable through simple,step-by-step templates and exercises.
The book is established as essential reading for all seriousprofessional marketers and students of marketing, fromundergraduate and postgraduate to professional courses for bodiessuch as CIM. Above all it provides a practical, hands-on guide toimplementing every single concept included in the text.
"It is clearly and powerfully written and is probably the bestbook on the theory and practice of marketing planning ever written.It is a best-seller in Europe and I strongly recommend the book toanyone with an interest in marketing planning."
—Warren J. Keegan, Professor of International Business andMarketing Director, Institute for Global Business Strategy, PaceUniversity, New York
"I am extremely impressed by the step lucidity of what ispresented."
—Dr D. H. Eaton, North Carolina University
"A book reaching the quantities sold of Marketing Plansmust be a book that is really used. It is not difficult to see why.Malcolm McDonald writes about what to do in marketing and how to doit. Unlike many academic marketing writers, he will never let youforget that marketing ends with –ing."
—Kenneth Simmonds, Professor of Marketing andInternational Business, London Business School
"Malcolm McDonald is clearly one of the most respectedProfessors of Marketing in Europe and the author of a number ofoutstanding books. The fact that Marketing Plans has beensuch a massive seller offers testimony of this. McDonald writeswith clarity and insight that is becoming increasingly rare today.It is powerful, up to date and has proved that it works. Irecommend it to you!"
—John D. Ryans, Jr, Bridgestone Professor of Internationaland Professor of International Marketing, Kent State University,Ohio
Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Productionprovides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply.
As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs.
With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings.Provides full-scope insight on plant farm, from economics and planning to life-cycle assessmentPresents state-of-the-art plant farm science, written by global leaders in plant farm advancementsIncludes case-study examples to provide real-world insights
Jacoby provides a toolbox for large-scale capital expenditure decision making and for transforming capital and operation expenditures to exert a visible financial impact in oil, gas, and power companies. The supply chain risk management decision analysis tools offered by Jacoby will help operators increase economic value added while enhancing safety and stewardship of the environment.
This book is an invaluable reference resource for chief operating officers; chief financial officers; engineers; vice presidents of supply chain, operations, or production; and directors and managers of procurement, purchasing, operations, or materials management.