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Authored and Edited Monographs include highly-descriptive chapters detailing progressive research in a broad range of topics and concepts. These publications are developed by international scholars and experts across a variety of disciplines and delve into various research pertinent to those studying in the field. Premier Reference Sources are essential resources for libraries, academicians, researchers, professionals, practitioners, instructors, and students of both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Crowdfunding and Sustainable Urban Development in Emerging Economies
Umar G. Benna (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria), Abubakar U. Benna (Durhan University, UK)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 300 pages. $205.00
Economic and societal systems continually evolve as the needs and demands of society change. With the development of new technologies, research, and discoveries, var...
Faculty Mentorship at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Cassandra Sligh Conway (South Carolina State University, USA)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 275 pages. $185.00
An important aspect of higher education is the mentorship of junior faculty by senior faculty. Addressing the vital role mentorship plays in an academic institution’...
Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence
Yuhui Shi (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 395 pages. $235.00
Artificial intelligence is a constantly advancing field that requires models in order to accurately create functional systems. The use of natural acumen to create ar...
Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education
Semire Dikli (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA), Brian Etheridge (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA), Richard Rawls (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 340 pages. $195.00
In an effort to enhance the quality of education, universities and colleges are developing programs that help faculty and staff internationalize curriculum. These pr...
Corporate Social Responsibility for Valorization of Organizations
María del Pilar Muñoz Dueñas (University of Vigo, Spain), Lucia Aiello (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Rosario Cabrita (University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), Mauro Gatti (University of Rome, Italy)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 300 pages. $215.00
The decisions a corporation makes affect more than just its stakeholders and can have wide social, environmental, and economic consequences. This facilitates a busin...
Innovations in Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization
Ankur Dumka (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 350 pages. $235.00
The advancement of technology is a standard of modern daily life, whether it be the release of a new cellphone, computer, or a self-driving car. Due to this constant...
Management Techniques for a Diverse and Cross-Cultural Workforce
Naman Sharma (Amity University, India), Vinod Kumar Singh (Gurkul Kangri University, India), Swati Pathak (Invertis University, India)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 326 pages. $225.00
Workforce diversity refers to a strategy that promotes and supports the integration of human diversification in business. By utilizing focused inclusion policies and...
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals
Vandana Ahuja (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India), Shubhangini Rathore (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 300 pages. $215.00
In this technological age, the information technology (IT) industry is an important facet of society and business. The IT industry is able to become more efficient a...
Corporate and Global Standardization Initiatives in Contemporary Society
Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 300 pages. $205.00
In fields as diverse as research and development, governance, and international trade, success depends on effective communication and processes. However, limited res...
Advances in System Dynamics and Control
Ahmad Taher Azar (Benha University, Egypt), Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan (Vel Tech University, India)
Release Date: February 2018. Copyright © 2018. 380 pages. $235.00
Complex systems are pervasive in many areas of science. With the increasing requirement for high levels of system performance, complex systems has become an importan...