About the Collection
IGI Global's Research Essentials line debuted in the 2013 copyright year. Research Essentials aim to pack the same high-level research our audiences have come to expect from our more comprehensive publications, only in a smaller reference format.
Publications released as Research Essentials will offer a succinct discussion on niche topics in a wide variety of subjects. Sized and priced appropriately, these concise, advanced, and timely resources will be perfect for supplementary course usage, targeted towards instructors and students, as well as the independent researcher looking for the most recent and innovative research in their field.
Areas of Interest
Research Essentials present the most cutting-edge research on niche topics within the diverse fields of information science and technology, engineering, medical technologies and administration, business and management. Areas of interest include specialized topic focus in the areas of:
- Accounting and Finance
- Aerospace Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- Business and Organizational Research
- Business Information Systems
- Business Management
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Data Mining and Databases
- E-Business and E-Commerce
- Educational Technologies
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Government
- Electronic Services
- Environmental Technologies and Engineering
- Health Information Systems
- High Performance Computing
- Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human Resources Development and Management
- Industrial Engineering
- Information Resources Management
- IT Policy and Standardization
- IT Research and Ethics
- IT Security and Ethics
- Knowledge Management
- Library Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Engineering
- Mobile and Wireless Computing
- Multimedia Technology
- Networking and Telecommunications
- Public and Sector Management
- Social Computing
- Software and Systems Engineering
- Web Technologies
View a complete list of our topics of interest: www.igi-global.com/publish/research-areas/
Submitting a Proposal
Submit a proposal for a new Research Essentials publication: www.igi-global.com/publish/submit-a-proposal/
Research Essentials Publications:
Mauricio Garita (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala), Jose Godinez (Merrimack College, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 352 pages. Starting at $205.00.
Latin America has long held an important role in international economics and continues to attract attention as the region faces restructuration and implements new bu...
Blanche Jackson Glimps (Tennessee State University, USA), Theron Ford (John Carroll University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 353 pages. Starting at $175.00.
As religions grow and evolve, they adapt to their current circumstances, with new ideologies often deviating dramatically from their roots. The variety of religious...
Emília Simão (Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal), Armando Malheiro da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal), Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães (Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 379 pages. Starting at $185.00.
The popularization and cult-like following of electronic music has provoked new relations between men and machines, art and technology, and modern shamans and disc j...
Osman Hasan (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan), Sofiène Tahar (Concordia University, Canada)
Copyright © 2015. 298 pages. Starting at $195.00.
Scientists and engineers often have to deal with systems that exhibit random or unpredictable elements and must effectively evaluate probabilities in each situation....
Nicholas Daniel Hartlep (Illinois State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 403 pages. Starting at $175.00.
The model minority stereotype is a form of racism that targets Asians and Asian-Americans, portraying this group as consistently hard-working and academically succes...
Manish Roy (Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 420 pages. Starting at $215.00.
Thermal spraying is a dynamic process and a rapidly changing field which is used in a variety of industries to solve a number of challenging problems including perfo...
Leonardo Lavanderos (Sintesys, Chile), Kenneth Massey (Process Edge Consulting Group, Chile)
Copyright © 2015. 308 pages. Starting at $205.00.
One of the most powerful tools available to an organization is its ability to create, maintain, and share knowledge and information vital to the success of the organ...
Edem G. Tetteh (Potomac State College of West Virginia University, USA), Benedict M. Uzochukwu (Virginia State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 343 pages. Starting at $215.00.
Lean Six Sigma has evolved progressively over time from quality efforts within an enterprise that are independent, to complex systems changing the concept from a sim...
Wayne G. Ganpat (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago), Wendy-Ann P. Isaac (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)
Copyright © 2015. 439 pages. Starting at $215.00.
With the potential to impact weather patterns, agriculture, and habitability of certain regions, global warming is a topic of interest to environmentalists, scientis...
Hatem El-Gohary (Birmingham City University Business School, UK & Cairo University Business School, Egypt), Riyad Eid (United Arab Emirates University - School of Business and Economics, UAE & Tanta University Business School, Egypt)
Copyright © 2015. 311 pages. Starting at $205.00.
As the Middle East continues to grow as a predominant force within the international marketplace, research into Islamic practices and culture is necessary to promote...
Goran Klepac (Raiffeisenbank Austria Zagreb, Croatia), Robert Kopal (University College for Law and Finance Effectus Zagreb, Croatia & University College for Applied Computer Engineering Algebra Zagreb, Croatia), Leo Mršić (University College for Law and Finance Effectus Zagreb, Croatia & University College for Applied Computer Engineering Algebra Zagreb, Croatia)
Copyright © 2015. 308 pages. Starting at $185.00.
Churn prediction, recognition, and mitigation have become essential topics in various industries. As a means for forecasting and managing risk, further research in t...
M. A. Shah (National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India), M. A. Bhat (Department of Bio-Medical Engineering, Sathyabama University, India), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 478 pages. Starting at $215.00.
As nanoscale research continues to advance, scientists and engineers are developing new applications for many different disciplines, including environmental remediat...
Sara Moein (Washington University in Saint Louis, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 310 pages. Starting at $215.00.
Advanced conceptual modeling techniques serve as a powerful tool for those in the medical field by increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the diagnostic process....
Vinod Polpaya Bhattathiripad (G J Software Forensics, India)
Copyright © 2014. 273 pages. Starting at $195.00.
The software industry continues to expand as new products enter into the technological marketplace in order to meet increasing demand. As a result of the popularity...
Jenő Gubicza (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages. Starting at $215.00.
X-ray line profile analysis is an effective and non-destructive method for the characterization of the microstructure in crystalline materials. Supporting research i...
Loredana Santo (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 347 pages. Starting at $215.00.
Surface engineering includes many facets of materials science that help regulate the function, quality, and safety of products such as automotive, textile, and elect...
Sangeeta Sharma (University of Rajasthan, India), Pankaj Nagar (University of Rajasthan, India), Inderjeet Singh Sodhi (University of Dodoma, Tanzania)
Copyright © 2014. 311 pages. Starting at $205.00.
In recent years, government officials have been able to formulate more accurate policies through statistical application. By utilizing quantitative and statistical m...
Francina Cantatore (Bond University, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 262 pages. Starting at $195.00.
Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years. However, laws with such extensive histories can often make understanding them compli...
Lixian Liu (University of Canberra, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 380 pages. Starting at $165.00.
While many nations are still struggling from the global financial crisis and regaining their financial security, investors are considering alternative options for in...
Masudul Alam Choudhury (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Copyright © 2014. 298 pages. Starting at $165.00.
In any field—whether scientific, business, or social—ethics plays a critical role in determining what is acceptable in a particular community and what is considered...
Elena Barbera (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain), Peter Reimann (University of Sydney, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages. Starting at $165.00.
For online learning and other forms of distance learning, time management is vital. As a recognized social asset, time constitutes a consistent and complete new appr...
Alfredo Aguilera (Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile), J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 410 pages. Starting at $165.00.
Wood material has acquired great importance due to its short supply and increasing environmental awareness amongst users and manufacturers. However, its use as an en...
Avinash Kapoor (Management Development Institute (MDI), India), Chinmaya Kulshrestha (Management Development Institute (MDI), India)
Copyright © 2014. 429 pages. Starting at $175.00.
Although social marketing is generally associated with communication activities and mass media, there exists a broader scope of social marketing that utilizes a syst...
I. M. Low (Curtin University, Perth, Australia), Y. Sakka (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan), C. F. Hu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Copyright © 2013. 679 pages. Starting at $165.00.
Ceramics are a versatile material, more so than is widely known. They are thermal resistant, poor electrical conductors, insulators against nuclear radiation, and no...
Jing Tian (Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China), Li Chen (Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China)
Copyright © 2013. 277 pages. Starting at $165.00.
Due to increasing potential in real-world applications such as visual communications, computer assisted biomedical imaging, and video surveillance, image and video i...
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Carmen R. Santos (University of Leon, Spain), Stéphane Ganassali (University of Savoie, France), Francesco Casarin (University of Venice, Italy), Pirjo Laaksonen (University of Vaasa, Finland), Hans-Ruediger Kaufmann (University of Nicosia, Cyprus & International Business School at Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Copyright © 2013. 414 pages. Starting at $165.00.
Although studies indicate the assumption of one single European market, other research emphasizes European countries have distinct market identities. Meanwhile, as i...