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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 157a - June 2021): Wiley Latest Titles
The New Yellow Book by Rebecca A. Meyer
Publication Date: 2020-12-03
Description: It is essential all auditors performing Yellow Book audits understand the recently revised concepts and standards of generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS). This book provides a baseline of information for accountants to gain an understanding of the new Yellow Book (2018 revision of Government Auditing Standards). Featuring new guidance related to independence and peer review, this book will increase your knowledge of the requirements and application guidance related to: Ethics Independence Standards for financial audits Attestation engagements Performance audits Key topics covered include: Foundation and principles for the use and application of generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) General requirements for complying with the Yellow Book Ethics, independence, and professional judgment Competence and continuing professional education Quality control and peer review Standards for financial audits Standards for attestation engagements and reviews of financial statements Fieldwork standards for performance audits Reporting standards for performance audits
Value-Based Management in Government by Douglas W. Webster; Gary Cokins
Publication Date: 2020-01-20
Description: Provides step-by-step guidance on implementing and using a value-based management system within the government Countless books on proposed management practices have been written and published over the past century. Some of these have focused on specific management practices for government. In more recent decades, the topics of strategic planning, performance management, cost management and risk management have been extensively covered. However, little has been offered as an approach to integrate these and numerous other management methods and practices in a manner that maximizes the delivery of value to the organization's key stakeholders. A general management framework is presented in this book in a manner particularly applicable to government organizations. Value-Based Management in Government introduces a new, integrating framework for management practices that optimizes the balancing of results sought; resources supplied and allocated; and risks accepted. These considerations are all balanced for the purpose of delivering maximum stakeholder value. The book offers guidance on how strategic planning, performance management, cost/resource management, and risk management must all be integrated as part of a portfolio management framework across the organization. The book also discusses the role of information technology (IT) in providing data for insights and decision-making, and the importance of organizational change management to implement the needed organizational and behavioral changes. Beginning by explaining the concept of Value-Based Management for the public sector and government, the text goes on to explore topics such as the evolutionary stages of maturity of management accounting, the benefit of attributes (e.g., value-add versus nonvalue-add) in cost data, predictive planning with expense projections, risk management, and various performance measurements (e.g., key performance indicators [KPIs] ). This authoritative book: Discusses a framework for balancing and integrating cost, performance, and risk Explains IT systems integration issues related to activity-based cost management (ABC/M) Addresses why some ABC/M implementation projects fail to meet expectations Describes how quality management efforts can be measured in financial terms Explores the wider uses of predictive accounting (e.g., driver-based budgeting, what-if scenario analysis) Provides organizational change management insights and recommendations needed to achieve the required changes in management decision-making. Value-Based Management in Government is an important source of information for leaders, executives, managers, and employee teams working within or with government organizations.
Valuing Businesses Using Regression Analysis by C. Fred Hall
Publication Date: 2021-05-14
Description: Demystifies regression-based valuation through simple explanations, easy-to-understand charts, and time-saving bonus resources Current methodologies using median, quartiles, or standard deviations to calculate revenue multipliers and cash flow multipliers often produce values that are wildly divergent. This forces the appraiser to choose between a very high or a very low value or consider averaging the values, opening the possibility for the appraiser to be challenged. On the surface, regression analysis appears to be the more complex, mathematical model, so many professionals shy away from using it out of fear that readers will be confused and reject the results of the appraisal. Valuing Businesses Using Regression Analysis solves this issue by breaking down regression to its simplest terms and providing easy-to-read charts and explanations that can be understood by all. Since regression analysis does not come pre-installed in Excel, this book will show you how to enable Excel's regression in your computer. Then you'll learn four different Regression tools that can be used for business valuations or for forecasting in general. As an added perk, this book also comes with a template that simplifies the entire regression methodology into the click of one button. With a minimal amount of work, you can use this template to produce a compelling four-page valuation report. See why current valuation methodologies can be wildly inaccurate and why regression analysis is a practical and preferable alternative Learn how to set up Regression in Excel and use single-variable linear regression to predict revenue and cash flow multipliers Walk through the process for conducting more advanced analyses, including curved regression with outliers and multiple variable regression Use the bonus template to create attractive four-page valuation reports using regression analysis in Excel This book is an excellent choice for valuators and other financial professionals ready to take the leap into regression analysis for more accurate, more objective business valuations.
Wiley 2020 Interpretation and Application of IFRS Standards by PKF International Ltd
Publication Date: 2020-05-26
Description: The 2020 reference for the interpretation and application of the latest international standards Wiley IFRS® Standards 2020 is a revised and comprehensive resource that includes the information needed to interpret and apply the most recent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS®) as outlined by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This accessible resource contains a wide range of practical examples as well as invaluable guidance on the expanding framework for unified financial reporting. The authors provide IFRIC interpretations and directions designed to ensure a clear understanding of the most recent standards. The IFRS® standards are ever evolving, therefore it is essential that professionals and students have the information needed to apply the standards correctly in real-world cases. Wiley IFRS® Standards 2020 offers a complete, up-to-date reference that aids in the application of the latest international standards in a manner that is transparent, accountable and efficient. This edition includes IFRS 9 Financial Instruments; IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers; IFRS 16 Leases and amendments issued and effective for annual periods beginning on or after 01 January 2019 as issued by the IASB by 30 June 2019. This edition also includes some introductory guidance for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts and incorporates the revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting 2018. This guide is written by the people passionate about IFRS® at PKF International. PKF International member firms specialise in providing high quality audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions to international and domestic organisations around the globe. PKF International is a member of the Forum of Firms - an organisation dedicated to consistent and high-quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide. www.pkf.com. PKF International Limited administers a family of legally independent firms and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of any individual member or correspondent firm or firms. All rights reserved.
Wiley 2021 Interpretation and Application of IFRS Standards by PKF International Ltd
Publication Date: 2021-05-10
Description: Wiley Interpretation and Application of IFRS® Standards The 2021 reference for the interpretation and application of the latest international standards Wiley IFRS® Standards 2021 is a revised and comprehensive resource that includes the information needed to interpret and apply the most recent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS®) as outlined by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This accessible resource contains a wide range of practical examples as well as invaluable guidance on the expanding framework for unified financial reporting. The authors provide IFRIC interpretations and directions designed to ensure a clear understanding of the most recent standards. The IFRS® standards are ever evolving, therefore it is essential that professionals and students have the information needed to apply the standards correctly in real-world cases. Wiley IFRS® Standards 2021 offers a complete, up-to-date reference that aids in the application of the latest international standards in a manner that is transparent, accountable and efficient. This edition includes IFRS 9 Financial Instruments; IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers; IFRS 16 Leases and amendments issued and effective for annual periods beginning on or after 01 January 2020 as issued by the IASB by 30 June 2020. This edition also includes some introductory guidance for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts and incorporates the revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting 2018. This guide is written by the people passionate about IFRS® at PKF International. PKF International member firms specialise in providing high quality audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions to international and domestic organisations around the globe. PKF International is a member of the Forum of Firms - an organisation dedicated to consistent and high-quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide. www.pkf.com. PKF International Limited administers a family of legally independent firms and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of any individual member or correspondent firm or firms. All rights reserved.
Wiley GAAP: Financial Statement Disclosure Manual by Joanne M. Flood
Publication Date: 2021-03-20
Description: Streamline financial statement preparation with this cross-referenced guide Financial Statement Disclosures Manual is a natural complement to Wiley GAAP, providing a complete set of tools for statement preparation. This useful reference is formatted in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification® (ASC) schema, with information delineated as Presentation, Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Revenue, Expenses, and Broad Transactions. When used with other Wiley GAAP resources, this arrangement helps users perform additional research and easily find more detailed information on requirements, with disclosures referenced to FASB's ASC. Explicit examples enable easy customization, streamlining the statement preparation process and potentially improving the effectiveness of disclosures with clear presentation of information that is most important to users. Determining the correct wording and presentation formats for disclosures is a time consuming effort. Standards are continually updated, and the latest changes to revenue recognition impact virtually all financial statements. This book is a guide to enhanced disclosure as standardized by FASB, and works in conjunction with other Wiley GAAP products to provide a complete professional reference. Find specific GAAP codification and explanations quickly and easily Get up to speed on the latest developments and updates Follow references to relevant content in Wiley GAAP and the Disclosure Checklist Study expertly-prepared examples to understand GAAP applications Enhanced disclosure requirements have come about in response to accounting scandals, the proliferation of complicated instruments, and the pressure toward transparency. Keeping abreast of the latest developments - and their applications and requirements - is an essential but time-consuming part of the accountant's role. Financial Statement Disclosures Manual simplifies statement preparation by providing complete disclosures information, cross-referenced to relevant GAAP information and tools.
Wiley GAAP 2020 by Joanne M. Flood
Publication Date: 2020-01-24
Description: The most comprehensive guide to FASB Codifications, updated with the latest pronouncements Wiley GAAP 2020 is the essential resource for US GAAP implementation. Covering all codifications by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) - including the latest updates - this book provides clear explanations and practical examples for real-world application of these dynamic guidelines. Each chapter includes relevant sources of GAAP and expert guidance on interpretation, terminology, relevant concepts, and applicable rules, while in-depth discussion on the issues surrounding specific pronouncements offers informative perspective for a variety of scenarios. Staying up-to-date with constantly-evolving guidelines is a challenge. Wiley GAAP 2020 provides the guidance, insight, and perspective accounting professionals need to ensure accurate and up-to-date GAAP implementation.
Wiley GAAP 2021 by Joanne M. Flood
Publication Date: 2021-02-26
Description: The most comprehensive guide to US GAAP--thoroughly updated to reflect the latest pronouncements US GAAP is constantly being updated, requiring its users to be armed with expert interpretation and explanation of the relevant principles. Wiley GAAP 2021 provides the most complete coverage of all Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Topics - including the latest updates. Each chapter includes discussion of perspectives and issues, sources of GAAP, practice-oriented examples, and accurate definitions of terms, concepts, and rules. Every FASB Topic is fully explained in a clear, reader-friendly way with dynamic graphics to aid in understanding complex topics. Extensively updated to reflect all current US GAAP changes, this indispensable book: Reviews the latest changes to accounting principles, including credit losses, inventory, financial instruments, leases, and revenue Offers expert guidance on issues surrounding specific pronouncements Includes comprehensive cross-references and topic-specific appendices Explains how the standards apply to common real-world scenarios Clarifies implementation through numerous illustrations and practical examples Accurate and up-to-date GAAP implementation is crucial for eliminating the risk of noncompliance. Wiley GAAP 2021 is your one-stop resource for staying up-to-date with constantly-changing guidelines--providing the insight and guidance accounting professionals need.
Wiley GAAP for Governments 2020 by Warren Ruppel
Publication Date: 2020-07-17
Description: A comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments As more governmental accounting standards are issued, preparers need clear guidance. The Wiley GAAP for Governments 2020: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments guides preparers through the standards and their increasing complexity. This is a comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles for state and local governments, as well as other government organizations. It has been written to address the needs of users and serve as a helpful resource. Wiley GAAP for Governments 2020 covers the key developments in governmental GAAP that occurred in 2019. Financial professionals can turn to this reliable reference for detailed information and guidance on implementing newly issued and revised standards. Charts and diagrams encourage enhanced understanding of the information. Practitioners will find that the book offers: Coverage of financial statements for school districts, public authorities, and pension plans Timely information about implementing accounting updates Content that stands as an application guide for practitioners Checklist for preparers to help ensure that all required disclosures are completed This thorough guide can help financial professionals successfully navigate the complexities of the latest governmental accounting standards. It is a practical resource for those who prepare the critical financial statements of government entities.
Wiley Not-For-Profit GAAP 2020 by Richard F. Larkin; Marie DiTommaso; Warren Ruppel
Publication Date: 2020-06-24
Description: Ensure that your not-for-profit accounting is airtight for 2020 Not-for profit organizations have unique characteristics, so they must adhere to a specific set of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Wiley Not-For-Profit GAAP 2020 provides practical guidance on how to identify and apply the relevant standards. This guide is indispensable for professionals responsible for preparing and auditing not-for-profit accounts. You will learn how to interpret the relevant accounting principles and how to apply them, all while minimizing unnecessary effort and eliminating potentially costly errors. This comprehensive yet concise text thoroughly examines the latest standards for measurement, presentation, and disclosure related to not-for-profits. It covers the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification, all relevant Accounting Standards Updates, and other guidance that applies to not-for-profit organizations, particularly that of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). With this unrivalled reference tool, your not-for-profit GAAP questions are answered. Easily understand the latest not-for-profit GAAP with visual aids, including flowcharts, diagrams, and illustrations Navigate complex requirements and ensure completeness of GAAP disclosures Stay current with all not-for-profit accounting pronouncements, including FASB, AICPA, and more Enjoy practical, user-friendly guidance on applying the relevant accounting standards in your not-for-profit organization With Wiley Not-For-Profit GAAP 2020, you can be assured you have the most current, comprehensive accounting information that applies to nonprofit organizations. Stay in compliance and ensure timely, accurate reporting with this authoritative volume.
Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2020 by Joanne M. Flood
Publication Date: 2020-02-07
Description: A comprehensive guide to GAAS for 2020, covering critical auditing standards, practices, and procedures Over the last few years, the AICPA has clarified all its professional standards, raising challenges for the accounting professional to stay current and in compliance. This edition will give auditors and accountants the knowledge and understanding they will need to competently perform and successfully complete their engagements. With this valuable resource, readers will have a comprehensive guide to the latest professional standards, practices, and procedures. The Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2020 provides an analysis of all SASs, SSAEs, SSARSs, and Interpretations. This one book provides all the most recent revisions to the standards, explaining them in a clear way that's designed for greater understanding. Whenever standards are changed, professionals need guidance on conducting engagements efficiently and effectively. This guide to GAAS and other professional standards provides helpful, systematic direction that saves auditors and accountants time and supports them in their jobs. Readers will have a comprehensive view of moving through the process of auditing, reviewing, compiling, and preparing financial statements and performing attestation services. In addition to explanations, readers will get a detailed discussion of current issues and gain the benefits of practice notes, illustrations, checklists, and questionnaires to reference. Practitioners will find: Organization based on the way auditors use the Statements on Auditing Standards, ensuring efficiency and ease of navigation Comprehensive guidance through the auditing process Explanations of all attestation standards Updates and interpretations of Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services The Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2020 is a fully updated resource for completing audit, attestation, review, compilation, and preparation engagements successfully.
Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2021 by Joanne M. Flood
Publication Date: 2021-05-07
Description: Wiley PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO GAAS Stay up to date on critical auditing standards, practices, and procedures with this comprehensive 2021 guide The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' recent clarifications of all its professional standards and newly issued standards pose new compliance challenges for accounting professionals across the United States. And, it's more important than ever to ensure you're up to date with all applicable guidelines, rules, and regulations. The Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2021 delivers a thorough description and analysis of all SASs, SSAEs, SSARSs, and Interpretations necessary for you to fully understand all the latest professional standards. The guide offers all the most recent revisions to the standards and explains them clearly and accurately, providing explicit guidance on how to conduct your engagements efficiently, effectively, and properly. You'll get helpful and practical direction on how to do your job as an accountant or auditor and save time by accessing all the info you need in a single, one-stop resource. You'll discover how to organize yourself using the Statements on Auditing Standards, comprehensive guidance on the entirety of the auditing process, and explanations of all attestation and review, compilation, and preparation standards. Perfect for accountants and auditors who demand efficient and practical access to the information they need on a daily basis, The Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2021 is an invaluable resource written from the ground up to save you time and simplify your compliance with professional standards.
2020 Not-For-Profit Accounting and Auditing Update by Melisa F. Galasso
Publication Date: 2020-06-27
Description: Learn the latest accounting and auditing developments affecting not-for-profits so that accountants, auditors, and financial managers can prepare financial statements with confidence. This work covers new FASB requirements and information on the latest OMB and Yellow Book developments. It features major program determination and case studies related to revenue recognition and auditing documentation and covers hot topics including: NFP financial statements Risk assessment Documentation Leases Yellow Book Major program determination Key changes GASB updates including GASB Statement No. 91, Conduit Debt Obligations AICPA activities including changes to the auditor's report FASB updates including revenue recognition, grants and contracts, updating the definition of collections, and implementation issue surrounding the financial reporting standard Federal government activities including updates to the Compliance Supplement and proposed changes to the Uniform Guidance
A Handbook on Multi-Attribute Decision-Making Methods by Omid Bozorg-Haddad; Babak Zolghadr-Asli; Hugo A. Loáiciga
Publication Date: 2021-01-20
Description: This book describes multi-attribute decision-making (MADM) methods and provides stepwise guidelines in applying those methods. The authors describe the most important MADM methods, with an assessment of their performance in solving multiple problems encompassing several fields. This book contains 12 chapters, and an additional appendix on weight assignment methods. Chapter 1 provides an overview of decision-making and its fundamental concepts. Each of chapters 2 through 12 is devoted to a separate MADM method. In total, some 20 MADM methods are presented in the book. The chapters are arranged according to pedagogical purposes, so the audience can easily engage with the presented materials found in each chapter. The authors' intent is that each chapter can stand alone. To do this, they provide the audience with a brief description of the materials and methods required to cover every aspect and mathematical concepts pertinent to each presented method. Dedicated readers may go through the entire book to gain a deep understanding of MADM methods and their theoretical foundations. Others may choose specific chapters without facing any difficulty understanding their respective MADM methods. Each chapter, which describes a specific MADM method, or in some instances a family of methods, starts with a brief literature review of the methods' development, followed by a description of the its theoretical foundation. The philosophical basis of each method is reviewed and mapped to the mathematical framework of each MADM method. Lastly, a stepwise description of each method that serves as the guideline for its implementation to cope with real-world MADM problems is also presented.
Accounting and Reporting for Not-For-Profit Organizations by Melisa F. Galasso
Publication Date: 2020-06-19
Description: This title provides the tools necessary to go beyond the theory and create value-added services for accountants' clients. In the not-for-profit arena. This book allows readers to examine, evaluate, and perform case studies, which will enhance their working knowledge of fundamental not-for-profit accounting and reporting, presentation requirements, note disclosures unique to not-for-profits, and options allowed under generally accepted accounting principles. Key topics include: Financial statement presentation, including FASB's financial reporting standard Statement of activities Statement of financial position and statement of cash flow Note disclosures Contribution concepts Functional expense and allocation of costs Endowments Operating versus non-operating Split interest agreements and beneficial trusts Agency transactions Programmatic investments Common financial statement mistakes
Analytics Stories by Wayne L. Winston
Publication Date: 2020-08-31
Description: Inform your own analyses by seeing how one of the best data analysts in the world approaches analytics problems Analytics Stories: How to Make Good Things Happen is a thoughtful, incisive, and entertaining exploration of the application of analytics to real-world problems and situations. Covering fields as diverse as sports, finance, politics, healthcare, and business, Analytics Stories bridges the gap between the oft inscrutable world of data analytics and the concrete problems it solves. Distinguished professor and author Wayne L. Winston answers questions like: Was Liverpool over Barcelona the greatest upset in sports history? Was Derek Jeter a great infielder What's wrong with the NFL QB rating? How did Madoff keep his fund going? Does a mutual fund's past performance predict future performance? What caused the Crash of 2008? Can we predict where crimes are likely to occur? Is the lot of the American worker improving? How can analytics save the US Republic? The birth of evidence-based medicine: How did James Lind know citrus fruits cured scurvy? How can I objectively compare hospitals? How can we predict heart attacks in real time? How does a retail store know if you're pregnant? How can I use A/B testing to improve sales from my website? How can analytics help me write a hit song? Perfect for anyone with the word "analyst" in their job title, Analytics Stories illuminates the process of applying analytic principles to practical problems and highlights the potential pitfalls that await careless analysts.
Annual Update: Top Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting and Auditing Issues Facing CPAs by Lynda Dennis
Publication Date: 2020-06-26
Description: This book provides a review of the top accounting and auditing issues faced by preparers of governmental and not-for-profit financial statements and their auditors. Key areas covered include: GASB 87, Leases; revenue recognition, including grants and contracts; risk assessment; and financial reporting. Key topics include: · Current GASB developments · Audit issues related to GASB developments · Recent GASB pronouncements and their impact on accounting and reporting · Top advice from the AICPA's Technical Hotline and the GASB Technical Inquiry System
Applied Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis 1 by Alex Karagrigoriou (Editor); Christina Parpoula (Editor); Yannis Dimotikalis (Editor); Christos H. Skiadas (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-04-16
Description: BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA ANALYSIS SET Coordinated by Jacques Janssen Data analysis is a scientific field that continues to grow enormously, most notably over the last few decades, following rapid growth within the tech industry, as well as the wide applicability of computational techniques alongside new advances in analytic tools. Modeling enables data analysts to identify relationships, make predictions, and to understand, interpret and visualize the extracted information more strategically. This book includes the most recent advances on this topic, meeting increasing demand from wide circles of the scientific community. Applied Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis 1 is a collective work by a number of leading scientists, analysts, engineers, mathematicians and statisticians, working on the front end of data analysis and modeling applications. The chapters cover a cross section of current concerns and research interests in the above scientific areas. The collected material is divided into appropriate sections to provide the reader with both theoretical and applied information on data analysis methods, models and techniques, along with appropriate applications.
Applied Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis 2 by Yannis Dimotikalis (Editor); Alex Karagrigoriou (Editor); Christina Parpoula (Editor); Christos H. Skiadas (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-04-16
Description: BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA ANALYSIS SET Coordinated by Jacques Janssen Data analysis is a scientific field that continues to grow enormously, most notably over the last few decades, following rapid growth within the tech industry, as well as the wide applicability of computational techniques alongside new advances in analytic tools. Modeling enables data analysts to identify relationships, make predictions, and to understand, interpret and visualize the extracted information more strategically. This book includes the most recent advances on this topic, meeting increasing demand from wide circles of the scientific community. Applied Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis 2 is a collective work by a number of leading scientists, analysts, engineers, mathematicians and statisticians, working on the front end of data analysis and modeling applications. The chapters cover a cross section of current concerns and research interests in the above scientific areas. The collected material is divided into appropriate sections to provide the reader with both theoretical and applied information on data analysis methods, models and techniques, along with appropriate applications.
Applied Risk Analysis for Guiding Homeland Security Policy and Decisions by Samrat Chatterjee; Robert T. Brigantic; Angela M. Waterworth
Publication Date: 2021-02-03
Description: Presents various challenges faced by security policy makers and risk analysts, and mathematical approaches that inform homeland security policy development and decision support Compiled by a group of highly qualified editors, this book provides a clear connection between risk science and homeland security policy making and includes top-notch contributions that uniquely highlight the role of risk analysis for informing homeland security policy decisions. Featuring discussions on various challenges faced in homeland security risk analysis, the book seamlessly divides the subject of risk analysis for homeland security into manageable chapters, which are organized by the concept of risk-informed decisions, methodology for applying risk analysis, and relevant examples and case studies. Applied Risk Analysis for Guiding Homeland Security Policy and Decisions offers an enlightening overview of risk analysis methods for homeland security. For instance, it presents readers with an exploration of radiological and nuclear risk assessment, along with analysis of uncertainties in radiological and nuclear pathways. It covers the advances in risk analysis for border security, as well as for cyber security. Other topics covered include: strengthening points of entry; systems modeling for rapid containment and casualty mitigation; and disaster preparedness and critical infrastructure resilience. Highlights how risk analysis helps in the decision-making process for homeland security policy Presents specific examples that detail how various risk analysis methods provide decision support for homeland security policy makers and risk analysts Describes numerous case studies from academic, government, and industrial perspectives that apply risk analysis methods for addressing challenges within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Offers detailed information regarding each of the five DHS missions: prevent terrorism and enhance security; secure and manage our borders; enforce and administer our immigration laws; safeguard and secure cyberspace; and strengthen national preparedness and resilience Discusses the various approaches and challenges faced in homeland risk analysis and identifies improvements and methodological advances that influenced DHS to adopt an increasingly risk-informed basis for decision-making Written by top educators and professionals who clearly illustrate the link between risk science and homeland security policy making Applied Risk Analysis for Guiding Homeland Security Policy and Decisions is an excellent textbook and/or supplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses related to homeland security risk analysis. It will also be an extremely beneficial resource and reference for homeland security policy analysts, risk analysts, and policymakers from private and public sectors, as well as researchers, academics, and practitioners who utilize security risk analysis methods.
Audit and Accounting Guide by AICPA
Publication Date: 2020-07-15
Description: From financial reporting to revenue recognition to grants and contracts to auditor report changes, you have a lot going on in the not-for-profit financial arena right now. Whether you're already an expert in NFP audit and accounting standards or just getting started, this is the practical guidance you need. This must-have resource for nonprofits accounting and auditing professionals is an essential reference that will assist you with the unique aspects of accounting and financial statement preparation and auditing for not-for-profit entities. It will help you with the following Understand and implement recent updates and changes, including those related to financial reporting, revenue recognition, and grants and contracts Gain a full understanding of the accounting issues unique to not-for-profit entities Assist in the implementation of auditor report changes.
Average Joe by Shawn Livermore
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
Description: The book covers numerous tech entrepreneurial founders and software developers, and the exciting brands or products that they created. It goes deep on a handful of them, narrowly divulging exactly how a few software developers and startup founders created breakthrough tech products like Gmail, Dropbox, Ring, Snapchat, Bitcoin, Groupon, and more. It highlights and unpacks the general hero-worship that the media and our own minds practice about tech founders and tech entrepreneurs. This idealization of tech success can create a paradox, preventing average tech professionals from their own successful journeys. This book provides hard evidence that anyone in tech can create, and anyone on the peripheral of tech can break through to the center where innovation, creativity, and opportunity meet. The anecdotes, stories, evidence, facts, arguments, logic, principles, and techniques provided in this book have helped individuals and businesses engage in slow creation cycles, improve the morale of their development teams, and increased their delivery potential of their technology solutions overall. Average Joe covers: Genius - The systematic deconstruction and debunking of the commonly held assumptions in the tech industry around supreme intelligence, and how that intelligence has been worshipped and sought after, despite the facts. Slow Creation - How to force-manufacture creative ideation. How conscious and subconscious cycles of patterns, details, and secrets can lead to breakthrough innovations, and how those P.D.S. cycles, and systematic mental grappling, can be conjured and repeated on a regular basis. Little-C Creativity - The conscious and miniature moments of epiphany that leak into our active P.D.S. cycles of Slow Creation. Flow - Why it's great, but also - why it's completely unreliable and unnecessary. How to perpetually innovate without relying on a flow state. Team Installation - How teams and companies can engage their employees in Slow Creation to unlock dormant ideas, stir up creative endeavors, and jumpstart fragile ideas into working products. User Manipulation - How tech products are super-charged with tricks, secret techniques, and neural transmitters like Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Cortisol; how those products leverage cognitive mechanisms and psychological techniques to force user adoption and user behaviors. Contrarianism - How oppositional and backward-thinking leaders create brand-new categories and the products which dominate those categories. Showmanship - How tech players have presented their ideas to the world, conjured up magic, manufactured mystique, and presented compelling stories that have captured their audiences. Sustainable Mystique Triad - A simple model for capturing audiences consistently without relying on hype and hustle.
Business Forecasting by Michael Gilliland; Len Tashman; Udo Sglavo; Spyros G. Makridakis (Foreword by); Fotios Petropoulos (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2021-05-07
Description: Discover the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in business forecasting from some of the brightest minds in the field In Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning accomplished authors Michael Gilliland, Len Tashman, and Udo Sglavo deliver relevant and timely insights from some of the most important and influential authors in the field of forecasting. You'll learn about the role played by machine learning and AI in the forecasting process and discover brand-new research, case studies, and thoughtful discussions covering an array of practical topics. The book offers multiple perspectives on issues like monitoring forecast performance, forecasting process, communication and accountability for forecasts, and the use of big data in forecasting. You will find: Discussions on deep learning in forecasting, including current trends and challenges Explorations of neural network-based forecasting strategies A treatment of the future of artificial intelligence in business forecasting Analyses of forecasting methods, including modeling, selection, and monitoring In addition to the Foreword by renowned researchers Spyros Makridakis and Fotios Petropoulos, the book also includes 16 "opinion/editorial" Afterwords by a diverse range of top academics, consultants, vendors, and industry practitioners, each providing their own unique vision of the issues, current state, and future direction of business forecasting. Perfect for financial controllers, chief financial officers, business analysts, forecast analysts, and demand planners, Business Forecasting will also earn a place in the libraries of other executives and managers who seek a one-stop resource to help them critically assess and improve their own organization's forecasting efforts.
Care in Technology by Xavier Guchet
Publication Date: 2021-03-26
Description: Today, it is widely recognized that in order to meet environmental challenges, it will not simply be enough to make our lifestyles ÂgreenerÂ; also critical is putting an end to the modern conception of the human as Âmaster and possessorÂ of nature. However, to bear fruit, this change in anthropology must also be accompanied by a revision in our conception of technology. Since the Enlightenment and the development of industrialization, technology no longer seems to be subject to the guiding principles set by the Greeks: prudence and the search for the right measure in all, which leads to the care of beings and the world. Care in Technology analyzes the historical changes that have led technology to become an unthinkable part of care, and care an unthinkable part of technology. It also establishes the conditions for care to once again become a regulatory principle of the activity of engineers who design technology.
Coaching Researched by Jonathan Passmore; David Tee
Publication Date: 2020-11-23
Description: A comprehensive review of the practice and most recent research on coaching Coaching Researched: Using Coaching Psychology to Inform Your Research and Practice brings together in one authoritative volume a collection to the most noteworthy papers from the past 15 years from the journal International Coaching Psychology Review. Firmly grounded in evidence-based practice, the writings are appropriate for the burgeoning number of coaching researchers and practitioners in business, health, and education. The contributors offer a scientific framework to support coaching's pedagogy and they cover the sub-specialties of the practice including executive, health, and life coaching. The book provides a comparative analysis in order to differentiate coaching from other practices. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers a wide-range of topics including: the nature of coaching, coaching theory, insights from recent research, a review of various coaching methods, and thoughts on the future of coaching. This important book: Offers a collection of the most relevant research in the last 15 years with commentary from the International Coaching Psychology Review journal's chief editor Contains information on both the theory and practice of the profession Includes content on topics such as clients and coaching, an integrated model of coaching, evidence-based life coaching, and much more Presents insights on the future of coaching research Written for students, researchers, practitioners of coaching in all areas of practice, Coaching Researched offers an accessible volume to the most current evidenced-based practice and research.
Complex Decision-Making in Economy and Finance by Pierre Massotte; Patrick Corsi
Publication Date: 2020-01-15
Description: Pertinent to modern industry, administration, finance and society, the most pressing issue for firms today is how to reapproach the way we think and work in business. With topics ranging from improving productivity and coaxing economic growth after periods of market inactivity, Complex Decision-Making in Economy and Finance offers pragmatic solutions for dealing with the critical levels of disorder and chaos that have developed throughout the modern age. This book examines how to design complex products and systems, the benefits of collective intelligence and self-organization, and the best methods for handling risks in problematic environments. It also analyzes crises and how to manage them. This book is of benefit to companies and public bodies with regards to saving assets, reviving fortunes and laying the groundwork for robust, sustainable societal dividends. Examples, case studies, practical hints and guidelines illustrate the topics, particularly in finance.
Corporate Foreign Exchange Risk Management by Lars Oxelheim; Alf Alviniussen; Håkan Jankensgård
Publication Date: 2020-01-31
Description: A practical and accessible guide that demystifies ForEx risk for managers in all areas of business Virtually any organisation active in the global economy is impacted by fluctuations in foreign exchange (FX or ForEx) markets. Managers need to understand this increasingly complex issue and measure their firm's exposure to risk. Corporate Foreign Exchange Risk Management is an in-depth yet accessible guide on effective ForEx exposure management. Designed for professionals responsible for managing a profit & loss or balance sheet influenced by ForEx fluctuations, it enables risk managers to navigate the interconnected worlds of financial management and economics. This innovative guide integrates academic discussion of the economics of risk management decisions and pragmatic advice for various situations in which performance measures affected by accounting standards are paid considerable attention. Readers are provided with the tools and knowledge required to handle a broad range of issues related to ForEx risk management. Clear, non-technical chapters demystify concepts that often appear complicated and confusing to managers. Written by globally-recognised experts in corporate finance, risk management and international business, this book: Employs a reader-friendly narrative style to explain complex concepts Provides a clear, actionable risk management strategy which can be used in a variety of businesses Places all concepts in relatable, real-world contexts Explains important academic research to practitioners in plain English Includes effective pedagogical tools and explanations, straightforward examples and end-of-chapter summaries which highlight key points Corporate Foreign Exchange Risk Management is a must-read for any manager who deals with corporate exposure to ForEx risk, as well as analysts wishing to better understand the relation between corporate performance and ForEx fluctuations and students of corporate risk management.
Corporate Innovation Strategies by Nacer Gasmi
Publication Date: 2021-02-16
Description: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is simply the maximization of a companys value over time, undertaken because, in the long run, social and environmental problems ultimately become financial problems. The justification for CSR is therefore associated with representing the nature and role of the company, as well as its purpose. Companies therefore regard CSR as a strategic investment that is part of a proactive, resilient, inclusive approach, based on the creation of shared value. This approach is capable of reducing negative societal impacts of their activities, or inducing positive impacts if they sustain a hybrid culture, all the while improving their competitive advantage. This book presents a theoretical development that analyzes the challenges of CSR strategies based on the creation of shared value. Two case studies are presented, analyzing the different forms of social innovation strategies capable of inducing this shared value creation.
Cultural Mediations of Brands by Caroline Marti
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Description: Brands, which are major economic entities and major symbols of market mediations, are increasingly appearing in the social arena as cultural actors in their own right. Their quest for social legitimacy and to have control over the markets goes beyond the usual framework of their communication with initiatives that have begun to have an impact on the French cultural landscape. Media, digital content, educational kits, museum exhibitions and so on are the actions of an unadvertization, which has the potential to transform not only the rapport brands have with the public but also representations of knowledge and culture. The communicative approach at the heart of this book illuminates the contemporary transformations of communication, highlighting three main types of cultural mediations: media, education, and cultural heritage institutions. Cultural Mediations of Brands thus provides a theoretical and critical analysis of the brand and the symbolic effectiveness attributed to it.
Cyber Intelligence-Driven Risk by Richard O. Moore
Publication Date: 2020-12-03
Description: Turn cyber intelligence into meaningful business decisions and reduce losses from cyber events Cyber Intelligence-Driven Risk provides a solution to one of the most pressing issues that executives and risk managers face: How can we weave information security into our business decisions to minimize overall business risk? In today's complex digital landscape, business decisions and cyber event responses have implications for information security that high-level actors may be unable to foresee. What we need is a cybersecurity command center capable of delivering, not just data, but concise, meaningful interpretations that allow us to make informed decisions. Building, buying, or outsourcing a CI-DR(tm) program is the answer. In his work with executives at leading financial organizations and with the U.S. military, author Richard O. Moore III has tested and proven this next-level approach to Intelligence and Risk. This book is a guide to: Building, buying, or outsourcing a cyber intelligence-driven risk program Understanding the functional capabilities needed to sustain the program Using cyber intelligence to support Enterprise Risk Management Reducing loss from cyber events by building new organizational capacities Supporting mergers and acquisitions with predictive analytics Each function of a well-designed cyber intelligence-driven risk program can support informed business decisions in the era of increased complexity and emergent cyber threats.
Data Science by Field Cady
Publication Date: 2020-12-11
Description: Tap into the power of data science with this comprehensive resource for non-technical professionals Data Science: The Executive Summary - A Technical Book for Non-Technical Professionals is a comprehensive resource for people in non-engineer roles who want to fully understand data science and analytics concepts. Accomplished data scientist and author Field Cady describes both the "business side" of data science, including what problems it solves and how it fits into an organization, and the technical side, including analytical techniques and key technologies. Data Science: The Executive Summary covers topics like: Assessing whether your organization needs data scientists, and what to look for when hiring them When Big Data is the best approach to use for a project, and when it actually ties analysts' hands Cutting edge Artificial Intelligence, as well as classical approaches that work better for many problems How many techniques rely on dubious mathematical idealizations, and when you can work around them Perfect for executives who make critical decisions based on data science and analytics, as well as mangers who hire and assess the work of data scientists, Data Science: The Executive Summary also belongs on the bookshelves of salespeople and marketers who need to explain what a data analytics product does. Finally, data scientists themselves will improve their technical work with insights into the goals and constraints of the business situation.
Dual Innovation Systems by Francois-Xavier Meunier
Publication Date: 2020-12-11
Description: Technical superiority is one of the keys to military domination. Thus, defense industries have supported the development of increasingly efficient systems and made significant contributions to technical progress. However, since the late 1980s, defense industries technological initiative has been questioned and new sources of innovation have been sought by turning to the civilian sphere. A duality was born from this marriage of defense and civil innovation which developed their synergies in order to improve the innovation process in both areas. Dual Innovation Systems uses a systemic approach to investigate this dual approach to innovation and how it promotes improvements in the research and development processes of the defense and civilian areas. It also presents a variety of tools for measuring the performance of a dual innovation system.
Emotions and Values in Equity Crowdfunding Investment Choices 2 by Christian Goglin
Publication Date: 2021-03-26
Description: Equity crowdfunding is a new way for seed stage start-ups to generate initial capital and, as such, raises questions around the choices made by investors within this area. Understanding it is important for investor protection, as investors are generally unaware of the factors that can influence their decisions. However, investing in equity crowdfunding places the investor in a unique decision-making framework, in which resources such as images, videos and storytelling are all mobilized by entrepreneurs and platforms as tools of persuasion. This context thus seems to favor more holistic and emotional decision-making, rather than a process that is rational and analytical. Volume 1 presents a transdisciplinary theoretical analysis, combining different fields within the social sciences, primarily finance, marketing and psychology. In this second volume, an explanatory model is developed on the basis of this theoretical framework, which is then empirically tested using data from laboratory experiments. This book also proposes the original theory of Âemotional matchingÂ, which is both justified and substantiated. It personalizes behavior and offers a new perspective based on project characteristics and investor preferences.
Entrepreneurship and Development by Hatem M'henni; Sonia Ben Slimane
Publication Date: 2020-11-06
Description: In analyzing the complex link between entrepreneurship, innovation and development in the context of the emerging world, this book offers a holistic reading of this triptych based on a theoretical foundation that is itself subject to controversy: the national system of innovative entrepreneurship. The "emerging" nature of the studied countries provides specific insights, and allows the theoretical developments to be fine-tuned to the current issues. In a context that makes competitive advantages transient, emerging markets can provide a real test case for responding in a structural and innovative way to social and economic challenges, thus ensuring the sustainable performance of their innovative entrepreneurial system. Entrepreneurship and Development advocates for the integration of the social and cultural history of a given country within the framework of public policies, and proposes more targeted actions for innovative entrepreneurial activities. Moreover, the education system must integrate the entrepreneurial culture and foster multidisciplinarity to support the transfer of knowledge to markets.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education by Marcos Lima
Publication Date: 2021-02-16
Description: This book is a compilation of tools, techniques and frameworks for use in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation (E&I) education. Developed and honed over the past two decades, these teaching approaches are combined with well-versed practical insight. As professors know all too well, the human brain cannot articulate more than three or four dimensions of a problem without the aid of what could be referred to as checklists for thinking: frameworks (visual or otherwise) that help students think in terms of multiple variables affecting a problem. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education provides a toolbox of more than 50 frameworks for analyzing entrepreneurship and innovation problems, and for enabling effective decision-making. It is a useful guide for professors and students alike who are looking for an overview of available tools, methods and approaches to actively learn how to go from the visionary idea to the market.