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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 182 - January 2022): Wiley, Springer & Other Publisher
Recommending Books for Purchase :(Bulletin 182 - January 2022): Wiley, Springer & Other Publisher
Subject Areas: Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, Decision Sciences, Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Innovation, Economics and Finance, Business and Mangement
Building a Risk Management System: A Step by Step Guide by Andrew Sheves
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Description: Andrew Sheves is a risk, crisis, and security manager with over 25 years of experience managing risk in the commercial sector and in government. He has provided risk, security, and crisis management support worldwide to clients ranging from Fortune Five oil and gas firms, pharmaceutical majors and banks to NGOs, schools and high net worth individuals. This has allowed him to work at every stage of the risk management cycle from the field to the boardroom. During this time, Andrew has been involved in the response to a range of major incidents including offshore blowout, terrorism, civil unrest, pipeline spill, cyber attack, coup d'etat, and kidnapping.Andrew has distilled these experiences down to first principles to develop the KISS Risk Management framework, a straightforward, effective and robust approach to risk management. This aims to make high-quality risk management tools, resources, and training accessible to as many people as possible, particularly those starting out in the field of risk. He has also developed the dcdr.io risk management software platform and several online assessment tools to complement the KISS framework.Andrew has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester Univerity and has written articles for several publications including the RUSI Journal, ASIS Security Manager Managzine and the International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin
Cross-Cultural Management:An Introduction by David C. Thomas; J. H. "Kerr" Inkson; David C. Thomas; J. H. "Kerr" Inkson
Publication Date: 2021-02-23
Description: Cross-Cultural Management: An Introduction offers students a hands-on approach to cross-cultural management that they can apply to a wide variety of organizational contexts. Rather than focusing on specific countries, authors David C. Thomas and Kerr Inkson highlight the interactions of people from different cultures in organizational settings to provide students with practical applications of concepts in international management. Real-world examples and case studies help students understand and integrate differences between attitudes, values, beliefs, and assumptions so that they can thrive as managers. .
Accounting Simplified by Rachappa Shette
Publication Date: 2021-09-29
Description: Accounting Simplified is a manager's guide to accounting for making effective corporate decisions. The accountant's lingo consists of difficult language and financial jargons existing in the mainstream literature of finance. Understanding P&Ls, costing, balance sheet, income and cash flows statements for a fresh graduate or a rookie manager from a non-financial background can be challenging, leading to total disinterest in the area or dependency on finance managers or even erroneous decision-making. This book will help managers in understanding the analysis of balance sheet, statement of profit and loss and cash flows statement. It includes case studies of financial statements of major listed companies and checklists to understand the financial health and performance of the organization. The book will help young managers, accounting executives and academicians use accounting insights for improving business performance.
Strategy Huddle by Deepak Dhayanithy
Publication Date: 2021-04-09
Description: Though Sun Tzu's 'Art of War' was written 2,500 years back, strategy is seen as a young discipline in business management. Over the last half to three-fourths of a century, strategy has carved its own niche in the larger business management realm. Strategy Huddle: Management Lessons from Sports draws out significant strategic management knowledge from 27 different phenomena in diverse sports including soccer, basketball, marathon, boxing, chess and cricket. The practical applications of these strategies are shown through business case scenarios in this book. For new managers seeking to sharpen their strategic management concepts such as blue ocean, behavioural and network strategies as well as for strategic thinkers interested in understanding the deeper connections between strategy and sports, this book brings to the readers an enriching learning and strategic experience. .
Intelligent Marketing: employing new-age technologies by V. Kumar
Publication Date: 2021-04-09
Description: Do you have specific tactics to survive this era of digital transformation? How can a firm extract powerful insights from responding to and implementing new-age technologies?Some companies adapt. Others miss the boat. Knowledge of what technology to employ, how to employ it, when and why it should be employed is a must in this era.Intelligent Marketing emphasizes organizing resources, developing capabilities and designing strategies for deploying new-age technologies to ensure a healthy financial outcome for all the key stakeholders, and a better quality of life for the society and community.
Corporate Social Responsibility, the Fight Against Corruption and Tax Evasion by Manuel Castelo Branco
Publication Date: 2021-07-30
Description: This book introduces in an accessible way how CSR and its reporting are being used to address problems of corruption and tax evasion or tax avoidance. It discusses the efforts, both of organizations and governments to integrate these issues into CSR practices and the developments that have occurred at the levels of national and international legislation. The book analyses governments efforts to compel or try to induce companies to have practices more in line with what is expected of them in terms of combating corruption and paying their fair share. The book is suitable for students of CSR and Business Ethics, practitioners and researchers on CSR and corporate issues.
Current Global Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility: In the Era of Sustainable Development Goals by Samuel O. Idowu (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-07-08
Description: This book addresses the status quo of Corporate Social Responsibility practices and their development since 2008. How have things changed in the practice of CSR? What new opportunities and challenges have arisen? The book reports on an international set of cases and case studies on how CSR is practiced at business and organizations in various countries. It analyzes country-specific and industry-specific issues, as well as general global issues in connection with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The contributions gathered here provide comprehensive information on CSR for both practitioners and researchers around the globe.
EU Internet Law in the Digital Single Market by Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou (Editor); Philippe Jougleux (Editor); Christiana Markou (Editor); Thalia Prastitou-Merdi (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-06-26
Description: With the ongoing evolution of the digital society challenging the boundaries of the law, new questions are arising - and new answers being given - even now, almost three decades on from the digital revolution. Written by a panel of legal specialists and edited by experts on EU Internet law, this book provides an overview of the most recent developments affecting the European Internet legal framework, specifically focusing on four current debates. Firstly, it discusses the changes in online copyright law, especially after the enactment of the new directive on the single digital market. Secondly, it analyzes the increasing significance of artificial intelligence in our daily life. The book then addresses emerging issues in EU digital law, exploring out of the box approaches in Internet law. It also presents the last cyber-criminality law trends (offenses, international instrument, behaviors), and discusses the evolution of personal data protection. Lastly, it evaluates the degree of consumer and corporate protection in the digital environment, demonstrating that now, more than ever, EU Internet law is based on a combination of copyright, civil, administrative, criminal, commercial and banking laws.
International Business Development: A Concise Textbook Focusing on International B-to-B Contexts by Ludwig Martin (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-07-02
Description: This textbook offers theories, terminology, common approaches and current issues in international business development. It covers the full range from strategic considerations to setting up supply chains and sales channels in a globalized world. In addition, a closer look into issues of social responsibility and cultural aspects of international business is presented. A particular feature is the focus on Business to Business contexts of international management. The authors with their varied backgrounds from academia as well as industry offer insights into topics such as (frugal) innovation, legal aspects of launching products internationally, ecosystem evaluations, market assessments, political coverage for international ventures, project management standards, sales approaches as well as digital communication. Case studies illustrate the theoretical content. Early career practitioners will find this book to be a good resource. This textbook has been recommended and developed for university courses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Promoting Integrity in the Work of International Organizations: Minimising Fraud and Corruption in Projects by Duncan Smith
Publication Date: 2021-07-21
Description: This book is an in-depth study of how to promote integrity and avoid fraud & corruption in the work of international organisations, in particular multilateral development banks, such as the European Investment Bank, World Bank, Asian/Inter-American/African Development Banks and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. A number of issues are reviewed, including procurement, compliance, corporate governance, business ethics, anti money laundering and a number of relevant case studies highlighted. In addition, effective methods and tools of prevention, proactive monitoring and detection are reviewed and, if misconduct is identified, sanctioning the perpetrators of such misconduct is discussed.
Rwandan Economy at the Crossroads of Development: Key Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Perspectives by Gouranga G. Das (Editor); Rukondo Johnson (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-07-02
Description: This volume represents a cornucopia of research studies coming out of an international conference held in Kigali, Rwanda in 2018. The essays comprise contributions on various microeconomic and macroeconomic policy angles that are crucial for a less developed economy to embark on a road to recovery to converge with the desired trajectory. The topics encompass a broad range of issues like the role of savings, capital formation, human capital, innovations, entrepreneurship, profit-shifting by multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and firms' strategies for achieving sustained and balanced growth. The chapters are organized under three major themes based on the commonality of areas that they cover: (i) Macroeconomic Constraints: Monetary Policy, Investments, and Population; (ii) Firms' Performance, SMEs, and Role of Entrepreneurship; and (iii) Entrepreneurship and Business Performance: Strategies and Policies. It has a collection of 12 empirical studies that have an overall focus on macroeconomic policies such as savings among the rural poor; sustained investments in and development of capital markets; role of entrepreneurial sustainability; role of innovations for firms' performance; healthcare reforms; the benefits of technology, policy incentives such as tax benefits for promoting growth, and strategic considerations such as marketing or positioning strategies; export strategies; and productivity enhancement via processing and profit sharing. With contributions from 27 authors, the studies bring forth knowledge about the factors that influence well-being via better technologies and innovations favoring productivity, firm performance, and their positive externalities in the food, nutrition, and health sectors. Given the wide-ranging coverage of top-down and bottom-up approaches and strategies for development, the book offers insights for policy interventions necessary for Rwanda's gradual transition from agriculture to an industrial transformation via manufacturing and service-led development without smokestack industries.
Transatlantic Financial Regulation: US-EU Cooperation During the 2008 Financial Crisis by Peter O'Shea
Publication Date: 2021-08-15
Description: This book examines cooperation between the US and the EU on financial regulatory reform, notably at the outset and the first three years of the global financial crisis. It discusses the development of US-EU cooperation on financial regulation over the last few decades at several levels, including at heads of state level, markets regulator level and at international level, and progresses with a detailed examination of cooperation at the outset of the financial crisis. It looks at the nature of and motivation for intense US-EU cooperation on coordinating a response to the crisis and presents a compelling argument that a defacto alliance was formed, which served to benefit respective US and EU interests domestically and in the international financial system. Providing a new perspective on financial regulatory reform after the last financial crisis and the relationship of regulatory outcomes to international financial governance, this volume will be of use to researchers interested in transatlantic relations, financial regulation, international relations, global governance, and the European Union, as well as professionals and policymakers working in foreign relations, financial markets, or banking policy.
Transcending Cultural Frontiers: Practices, Challenges, and Strategy for International Business by Norhayati Zakaria (Editor); Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib (Editor); Andrea Amelinckx (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-07-20
Description: This book focuses on the cultural challenges often faced by international managers and global business operations. In the last few decades, the world has witnessed unprecedented economic turmoil, volatility, and uncertainty which has altered the political dynamics and sociocultural landscape around the globe and directly or indirectly affected international business activities. Further, new markets have opened up in every corner of the world. Brazil, Russia, India, and China, collectively known as BRIC, are strong emerging economic powers similar to the once captivated 'Asian Tigers' such as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan which rose decades ago. The emergence of these markets has heightened both the opportunities and challenges for national and international businesses. Multinational firms are gradually expanding in the emerging markets and are expected to become giants in the foreseeable future. As they expand, they also need to assume increasing social responsibilities in a global context, and it is important that the ways business is conducted are developed accordingly. As such, understanding the practices, challenges, and strategies that companies have developed is critical to global firm's success. Against this background, the book highlights the importance of understanding cultural elements when managing multicultural human behaviors in the workplace. Based on conceptual and empirical work, it pushes the frontiers of knowledge of this emerging field in international business setup and management, and explores how globalization is changing the way in which multinational firms formulate their business strategies. "The editors of this text bring a wealth of expertise in this area, as is evidenced by their choice of topics, and the strength of the experts they have invited to contribute to the book. The combined chapters provide both strategic guidance as well as a focus on operational concerns that may arise in international business including expatriation and human resource mobility. The authors not only correctly identify the oncoming challenges, but also present evidence regarding the likely solutions such as culture and innovation and global change management. Overall, this book will be a tremendous resource for scholars in the international business field, but I believe the audience will be much wider. The international team of editors and authors bring a wide range of perspective as well as real-world contextual knowledge that will be useful for scholars and practitioners who seek to leverage culture and human capital to advance international business and drive the global economy. I applaud the editors for their vision and leadership in guiding us through one of the most challenging contemporary research areas and through one of the most pressing challenges of our day." -Dr. Richard L. Griffith, Executive Director, Institute for Cross Cultural Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA
Geographical Perspectives on International Trade by Purva Yadav
Publication Date: 2021-06-30
Description: This book analyzes spatial and temporal patterns of international trade from a geographical perspective. Trade is an important key to understanding the changing dynamics of economic spaces over time. However, studies by geographers are largely confined to case studies, whereas the spatial dimension is often missing from the approach of economists. This study highlights spatial patterns and commodity composition of global trade and the nature of relationship between trade and other economic attributes. A case study of the MERCOSUR trade block examines inter-regional and intra-regional trade flows. The book captures a comprehensive picture of the structure of international exchange by using ample maps and illustrations as supporting features. Many different methods are applied such as the location quotient to capture concentration and diversification of commodity composition, data reduction techniques such as factor analysis and regression models for relating the economic structures and trade patterns as well as residual mapping among others. This book is a significant contribution to geographical, economical and social sciences research and very useful to graduate and post-graduate students as well as scientists of all related areas who have interest in exploring the changing dynamics of the global economy via trade flows. It provides a road map to further explore different dimensions of international trade and its role in understanding the transforming global economy.
Digital Transformation and New Challenges: Changes in Business and Society in the Digital Era by Evgeny Zaramenskikh (Editor); Alena Fedorova (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-08-27
Description: This book gathers the best papers presented at the second conference held by the Russian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which took place in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, in December 2019. It shares the latest insights into various aspects of the digitalization of the economy and the consequences of transformation in public administration, business and public life. Integrating a broad range of analytical perspectives, including economic, social and technological, this interdisciplinary book is particularly relevant for scientists, digital technology users, companies and public institutions.
Diversity Management in Places and Times of Tensions: Engaging Inter-Group Relations in a Conflict-ridden Society by Helena Desivilya Syna
Publication Date: 2021-01-22
Description: This book focuses on managing diversity in regions and times of political tensions. Using Israel as an example, the author investigates diversity management in the socio-political context of a protracted national conflict - an area that remains largely unexplored. Featuring the voices of different protagonists, as well as case studies, the book draws on an intersection between social psychological perspectives and critical sociological theories. This integrative conceptual approach mirrors the professional development of the author, who throughout her career has sought to unravel the enigma of complex human interpersonal and intergroup relations using a multifocal and interdisciplinary lens. This book underlines the need for interdisciplinary work, flexible approaches in dealing with the complexities of human relations and social structures, and an interface between research and practice.
Digital Business and Electronic Commerce by Bernd W. Wirtz
Publication Date: 2021-03-29
Description: This textbook introduces readers to digital business from a management standpoint. It provides an overview of the foundations of digital business with basics, activities and success factors, and an analytical view on user behavior. Dedicated chapters on mobile and social media present fundamental aspects, discuss applications and address key success factors. The Internet of Things (IoT) is subsequently introduced in the context of big data, cloud computing and connecting technologies, with a focus on industry 4.0, smart business services, smart homes and digital consumer applications, as well as artificial intelligence. The book then turns to digital business models in the B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) sectors. Building on the business model concepts, the book addresses digital business strategy, discussing the strategic digital business environment and digital business value activity systems (dVASs), as well as strategy development in the context of digital business. Special chapters explore the implications of strategy for digital marketing and digital procurement. Lastly, the book discusses the fundamentals of digital business technologies and security, and provides an outline of digital business implementation. A comprehensive case study on Google/Alphabet, explaining Google's organizational history, its integrated business model and its market environment, rounds out the book.
Entrepreneurial Finance in Emerging Markets: Exploring Tools, Techniques, and Innovative Technologies by Darek Klonowski (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-08-11
Description: This book presents a wide range of tools and techniques used in entrepreneurial finance in emerging markets. Among them, venture capital is perhaps the best known, understood, and researched mode of entrepreneurial finance. However, a significant focus of the book is dedicated to other modes of entrepreneurial finance such as 'bootstrapping,' angel financing, bank financing, and other alternative means of financing, which could include government assistance programs, business incubation, technology parks, or family financing. In addition, the book highlights how new and innovative financial technologies (comprised of software, business processes, and other modern technologies), known under the term of FinTech, may support, enable, and enhance the provision of different modes of entrepreneurial finance in emerging markets. The book also discusses entrepreneurial finance in emerging markets in the context of women entrepreneurs. A comprehensive analysis of entrepreneurial finance in emerging market countries, this book will appeal to academics, researchers, and students of entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity, entrepreneurship, and international business.
Digital Supply Chains: A Practitioner’s Guide to Successful Digitalization by Daniel Seitz; Thomas Mrozek; Kai-Uwe Gundermann; Matthias Dicke
Publication Date: 2021-02-13
Description: Concrete and clear instructions for digital transformation in business! Supply chain management is, without question, deeply affected by the disruptive flux of forces of a modern organization, both positively and negatively. Between advanced analytics and AI, agile role models and autonomous warehouses, a senior executive is often in danger of losing their way in the digital jungle. Digital experts can help, sharing valuable insights about digital supply chains, their application in business, and the vital transformation necessary to successfully prepare organizations for these challenges. Digital Supply Chains provides detailed explanations of best practices and the ways in which CSOs can make use of technologies and advancements. It also makes daring forecasts about how processes and leadership must be designed so that the digital transformation does not fail in its infancy, but rather leads to a truly agile organization.
Leaderspritz-The Interpersonal Leadership Cocktail by Marianne Schmid Mast; Tristan Palese; Benjamin Tur
Publication Date: 2021-02-15
Description: Successful leaders tend to have one thing in common: They are experts in social interaction. They express themselves clearly and effectively, understand their colleagues, and adapt to all situations. A leader needs to not only be able to inspire, motivate, and convince those around them, but also listen, be attentive, and adapt to their coworkers. It is by combining these skills that the authors of this book have come up with the Leaderspritz: an interpersonal leadership cocktail. Written by experts in the field of leadership education in universities and corporations, Leaderspritz is based exclusively on scientific research. Whether a person is currently in a leadership position or about to become a leader, this accessible, interactive reference, which is rich in empirical results, anecdotes, scientific theories, and practical tools, will allow them to improve their skills and successfully carry out their responsibilities.
Tranformational Hrm Practice Hong Kon-by edited by Anna P. Y. Tsui and Wilfred K. P. Wong by Wong TSUI
Publication Date: 2021-05-30
Description: Focusing on the latest management trends, Transformational HRM Practices for Hong Kong provides HR professionals with a comprehensive and accessible guide to human resource management in Hong Kong. Written by a leading team of HR professionals, psychologists, legal experts, and academics, the book provides up-to-date coverage of current practices, laws and procedures, as well as guidance on the professional skills required to operate successfully in the region. Suitable for practitioners and students alike, the book contains authentic cases studies for local context and sets out the latest strategies for talent acquisition, assessment, performance, and reward. It provides essential coverage of organizational change management, recent technological advancements in the field, and outlines the development of Hong Kong's employment laws and their likely implications for professionals. In one volume, this book provides the key information, guidance, and context HR professionals require to be successful in Hong Kong's fast-changing business environment.
Beyond Audit- Auditing Remotely and Delivering Value[1st ed.] by Robert L. Mainardi
Publication Date: 2021-03-18
Description: Your game plan for strategic success in today's remote audit department Beyond Audit is your guide to taking advantage of this unique moment to review and enhance your audit methodology to improve execution, operations, and audit product. Change has been thrust upon the audit industry, and every company must adapt to business interruptions and remote work environments. Now is the perfect time for audit departments to step back and turn a critical eye on their own operations. We have an opportunity to identify new ways of increasing product offerings and building more effective and efficient operations, ultimately creating better results for our partners and clients. This book will take you from a foundational understanding of the business environment through to a reflective review of your own operational effectiveness and efficiency. You'll gain access to the Audit Risk Barometer (ARB), an innovative self-assessment tool that scores audit department strengths and opportunities for improvement. This book also includes a detailed methodology for working with your business partner to ensure clear identification of business objectives. You'll also learn how to identify "true process risks" to ensure that testing remains focused and adds value. Finally, you'll learn critical skills and team development ideas for every level. Gain a fundamental understanding of today's business environment and how traditional and remote auditing fits into the new business puzzle Use the exclusive Audit Risk Barometer to conduct a valuable self-assessment and uncover your team's strengths and weaknesses Learn how to effectively and efficiently work with your business partner to identify objectives and value-add opportunities Access online resources, including video summaries and interactive tools to revamp your audit department Beyond Audit incorporates links to online video summaries, templates mentioned throughout the book, interviews with experienced professionals, and an audit tracking software tool. This book is an enormously valuable resource for audit teams of any size and shape.
The Controller's Toolkit by Christine H. Doxey
Publication Date: 2021-02-03
Description: The Controller's Toolkit will provide finance and accounting professionals with a series of tools across specific areas of controllership responsibilities. The tools included in this toolkit were recommended by corporate, plant, and business unit controllers from both small and global companies. This toolkit will enable aspiring, new and current controllers to take a giant leap forward and gain proficiency as finance and accounting leaders. The tools consist of templates, checklists, roadmaps, review sheets, internal controls, policies, and procedures that can be easily implemented. Tools are provided for business ethics, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, risk management, security, IT processes, and financial operations. Besides the technical requirements of the controllership, this toolkit will also recommend "soft" skills such as leadership and communication.
The New Accounts Payable Toolkit by Christine H. Doxey
Publication Date: 2021-05-07
Description: THE NEW ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TOOLKIT In The New Accounts Payable Toolkit, accomplished entrepreneur, consultant, and finance expert Christine H. Doxey delivers a unique and powerful approach to the accounts payable process and discusses the impact of the automation of the Procure to Pay (P2P) process. The toolkit explores all aspects of the accounts payable process, from the establishment of the contract and the purchase order to the supplier validation process, invoice processing and payment, accounting, and fiscal close. You'll learn the key metrics and analytics needed for the accounts payable process. This comprehensive toolkit provides the best practices, tools, and internal controls that can help safeguard your company's cash and other assets. You'll obtain a variety of tools to create the foundation required for current internal controls and compliance to ensure that suppliers are correctly validated in the supplier master file to maintain regulatory compliance. Avoid paying fraudulent or inaccurate invoices and avoid paying a supplier's invoice more than once. Be certain that all supplier invoices are properly accounted for to ensure an accurate fiscal close. Finally, stay up to date with all current and coming trends in the accounts payable process, including eInvoicing, ePayment, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and eAccounting. The New Accounts Payable Toolkit provides guidance for the implementation of AP automation solutions that can streamline and modernize your own systems and processes to take advantage of new digital developments. Perfect for controllers, chief financial officers, and finance managers, The New Accounts Payable Toolkit will also earn a place in the libraries of students and professionals who seek to better understand the components of an optimal accounts payable. UNCOVER A UNIQUE AND POWERFUL NEW APPROACH TO ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PROCESSES The New Accounts Payable Toolkit offers readers a comprehensive and timely new way of handling their accounts payable systems and processes. You'll discover how to implement new digital technologies in every aspect of the accounts payable process, from the establishment of the initial contract and purchase order to the supplier validation process, invoice processing and payment, accounting, and fiscal close. You'll learn to validate suppliers in the master list to ensure regulatory compliance, prevent multiple payments for a single invoice, keep from paying fraudulent, inaccurate, or incomplete invoices, and apply best practices to help safeguard your company's assets. You'll also discover how to measure and record key metrics and analytics to maintain an effective accounts payable process. Finally, you'll read about new and upcoming trends in accounts payable, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation that you can implement today to realize new efficiencies and savings. Ideal for chief financial officers, finance managers, and controllers, The New Accounts Payable Toolkit is an invaluable guide to modernizing and optimizing your own company's accounts payable processes and systems.
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 2021- Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles[1st ed.] 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 Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2021-Covering All SASs, SSAEs, SSARSs, and Interpretations 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.
Applied Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis 1-Computational Data Analysis Methods and Tools[1st ed.] 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- Financial, Demographic, Stochastic and Statistical Models and Methods[1st ed.] 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.
Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 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.
Corporate Innovation Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility and Shared Value Creation[1st ed.] 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.
Emotions and Values in Equity Crowdfunding Investment Choices 2Modeling and Empirical Study[1st ed.] by Christian Goglin
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
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 Innovation Education: Frameworks and Tools[1st ed.] 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.
Privacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Business Guide[1st ed.] by Chris Moschovitis
Publication Date: 2021-02-24
Description: Protect business value, stay compliant with global regulations, and meet stakeholder demands with this privacy how-to Privacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Business Guide is your guide to understanding what "privacy" really means in a corporate environment: how privacy is different from cybersecurity, why privacy is essential for your business, and how to build privacy protections into your overall cybersecurity plan. First, author Chris Moschovitis walks you through our evolving definitions of privacy, from the ancient world all the way to the General Law on Data Protection (GDPR). He then explains--in friendly, accessible language--how to orient your preexisting cybersecurity program toward privacy, and how to make sure your systems are compliant with current regulations. This book--a sequel to Moschovitis' well-received Cybersecurity Program Development for Business--explains which regulations apply in which regions, how they relate to the end goal of privacy, and how to build privacy into both new and existing cybersecurity programs. Keeping up with swiftly changing technology and business landscapes is no easy task. Moschovitis provides down-to-earth, actionable advice on how to avoid dangerous privacy leaks and protect your valuable data assets. Learn how to design your cybersecurity program with privacy in mind Apply lessons from the GDPR and other landmark laws Remain compliant and even get ahead of the curve, as privacy grows from a buzzword to a business must Learn how to protect what's of value to your company and your stakeholders, regardless of business size or industry Understand privacy regulations from a business standpoint, including which regulations apply and what they require Think through what privacy protections will mean in the post-COVID environment Whether you're new to cybersecurity or already have the fundamentals, this book will help you design and build a privacy-centric, regulation-compliant cybersecurity program.
Self-Service Data Analytics and Governance for Managers by Nathan E. Myers; Gregory Kogan
Publication Date: 2021-05-14
Description: Project governance, investment governance, and risk governance precepts are woven together in Self-Service Data Analytics and Governance for Managers, equipping managers to structure the inevitable chaos that can result as end-users take matters into their own hands Motivated by the promise of control and efficiency benefits, the widespread adoption of data analytics tools has created a new fast-moving environment of digital transformation in the finance, accounting, and operations world, where entire functions spend their days processing in spreadsheets. With the decentralization of application development as users perform their own analysis on data sets and automate spreadsheet processing without the involvement of IT, governance must be revisited to maintain process control in the new environment. In this book, emergent technologies that have given rise to data analytics and which form the evolving backdrop for digital transformation are introduced and explained, and prominent data analytics tools and capabilities will be demonstrated based on real world scenarios. The authors will provide a much-needed process discovery methodology describing how to survey the processing landscape to identify opportunities to deploy these capabilities. Perhaps most importantly, the authors will digest the mature existing data governance, IT governance, and model governance frameworks, but demonstrate that they do not comprehensively cover the full suite of data analytics builds, leaving a considerable governance gap. This book is meant to fill the gap and provide the reader with a fit-for-purpose and actionable governance framework to protect the value created by analytics deployment at scale. Project governance, investment governance, and risk governance precepts will be woven together to equip managers to structure the inevitable chaos that can result as end-users take matters into their own hands.
Supply Chain Management Best Practices by David Blanchard
Publication Date: 2021-05-14
Description: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES Although the fundamentals of the supply chain industry remain constant, massive shifts in the demands of the marketplace and powerful new technologies have changed the way supply chain and transportation companies must engage with and deliver solutions to their clients. In the newly revised Third Edition of Supply Chain Management Best Practices, noted journalist and supply chain expert David Blanchard delivers a compelling and comprehensive overview of the new technologies shaping the transportation and supply chain industries today and the processes that will transform them tomorrow. You'll discover a thorough introduction to supply chain management, along with examples of best-in-class supply chains in a variety of industries. You'll also find proven methods and KPIs for measuring the performance of a supply chain. The author presents the traditional core processes of supply chain management and discusses the techniques used by individual and trendsetting companies from around the world. Finally, you'll learn about the strategies, solutions, and technologies used by leading companies to design their global organizations. From drones and the Internet of Things to same-day delivery, omni-channel distribution, artificial intelligence, Uber-style freight transportation apps, blockchain, and robotics, the book discusses how the transfer of computing power from central mainframes into smartphones and cloud-based services has enabled game-changing technologies to reach companies of all shapes and sizes. Perfect for supply chain managers and professionals, chief financial officers, chief information officers, and controllers, Supply Chain Management Best Practices will also earn a place in the libraries of manufacturing, warehouse, and purchasing managers who seek a one-stop resource to help them understand the latest trends and the enduring foundations of the supply chain industry. BUILD BEST-IN-CLASS SUPPLY CHAIN CAPABILITIES IN YOUR ORGANIZATION WITH THIS NEWLY UPDATED RESOURCE FROM AN INDUSTRY LEADER The revised and updated Third Edition of Supply Chain Management Best Practices offers readers an insightful and comprehensive take on the concepts, processes, and technologies that define today's supply chain and transportation industries. You'll discover must-know information about traditional and core processes, as well as new technologies like drones, the Internet of Things, same-day delivery, and artificial intelligence that are transforming the industry. The book contains valuable case studies, stories, and recent examples from real organizations implementing exciting new supply chain initiatives that are changing the way professionals think about their field. You'll find proven methods for measuring the performance of supply chains and insights into the strategies, solutions, and technologies used by trendsetting companies across the world. Finally, you'll learn why the transfer of computing power from central mainframes to the cloud and handheld devices has fundamentally changed the supply chain industry. Ideal for executives, controllers, supply chain managers and professionals, as well as manufacturing, warehouse, and purchasing managers, the Third Edition of Supply Chain Management Best Practices remains an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to maintain and optimize a supply chain that functions as a competitive advantage.
The Exponential Era: Strategies to Stay Ahead ofthe Curve in an Era of Chaotic Changes and Disruptive Forces[1st ed.] by Michael W. Wright; David Espindola
Publication Date: 2020-12-15
Description: Praise for The Exponential Era "The Exponential Era turns strategic planning from a stagnant limited application exercise to an active thoughtful process that can yield benefits for all companies and executives. Every company leader can find a gem in the Exponential Era to apply to their business big or small." --Michael Splinter, Chairman of the Board, NASDAQ and Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Applied Materials "I count this among the very best business books I have read. The authors have managed to synthesize a vast array of thinking and methodologies and deployed them in a practical and easily understood planning process (SPX) that addresses today's exponential pace of change." --James B. Stake, former Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services, 3M Company and Chairman, Ativa Medical Corporation "The Exponential Era is an essential read for our times." --John Puckett, Owner of Punch Pizza and Co-founder of Caribou Coffee "The Exponential Era does a great job of not only describing exponential technologies, but how they likely converge to transform our world." --Frank Diana, Managing Partner, Futurist, TATA Consultancy Services "The Exponential Era is a must-read for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and virtually anyone navigating our highly complex and rapidly changing world." --General (Ret. 4 Star) Joseph L. Votel, President and CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
The Digital War: How China's Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace[1st ed.] by Winston Ma
Publication Date: 2021-03-20
Description: What new directions in China''s digital economy mean for us all China is the largest homogenous digital market on Earth: unified by language, culture, and mobile payments. Not only a consumer market of unrivaled size, it''s also a vast and hyperactive innovation ecosystem for new technologies. And as China''s digital economy moves from a consumer-focused phase to an enterprise-oriented one, Chinese companies are rushing to capitalize on ways the newer wave of tech--the Internet of Things, AI, blockchain, cloud computing, and data analytics (iABCD)--can unlock value for their businesses from non-traditional angles. In China''s Data Economy, Winston Ma--investment professional, capital markets attorney, adjunct professor of digital economy, and bestselling author--details the profound global implications of this new direction, including how Chinese apps for services such as food delivery expand so quickly they surpass their U.S. models within a couple of years, and how the sheer scale and pace of Chinese innovation might lead to an AI arms race in which China and the U.S. vie aggressively for leadership. How China''s younger netizens participate in their evolving digital economy as consumers, creators, and entrepreneurs Why Online/Office (OMO, Online-merge-with-Offline) integration is viewed as the natural next step on from the O2O (Online-to-Offline) model used in the rest of the world The ways in which traditional Chinese industries such as retail, banking, and insurance are innovating to stay in the game What emerging markets can learn from China as they leapfrog past the personal computer age altogether, diving straight into the mobile-first economy Anyone interested in what''s next for Chinese digital powerhouses--investors, governments, entrepreneurs, international business players--will find this an essential guide to what lies ahead as China''s flexes new digital muscles to create new forms of value and challenge established tech giants across the world.
Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment-A Strategic Perspective[1st ed.] by Al Naqvi
Publication Date: 2021-01-31
Description: Make AI technology the backbone of your organization to compete in the Fintech era The rise of artificial intelligence is nothing short of a technological revolution. AI is poised to completely transform asset management and investment banking, yet its current application within the financial sector is limited and fragmented. Existing AI implementations tend to solve very narrow business issues, rather than serving as a powerful tech framework for next-generation finance. Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment provides a strategic viewpoint on how AI can be comprehensively integrated within investment finance, leading to evolved performance in compliance, management, customer service, and beyond. No other book on the market takes such a wide-ranging approach to using AI in asset management. With this guide, you'll be able to build an asset management firm from the ground up--or revolutionize your existing firm--using artificial intelligence as the cornerstone and foundation. This is a must, because AI is quickly growing to be the single competitive factor for financial firms. With better AI comes better results. If you aren't integrating AI in the strategic DNA of your firm, you're at risk of being left behind. See how artificial intelligence can form the cornerstone of an integrated, strategic asset management framework Learn how to build AI into your organization to remain competitive in the world of Fintech Go beyond siloed AI implementations to reap even greater benefits Understand and overcome the governance and leadership challenges inherent in AI strategy Until now, it has been prohibitively difficult to map the high-tech world of AI onto complex and ever-changing financial markets. Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment makes this difficulty a thing of the past, providing you with a professional and accessible framework for setting up and running artificial intelligence in your financial operations.
Asset Allocation and Private Markets: - A Guide to Investing with Private Equity, Private Debt and Private Real Assets[1st ed.] by Cyril Demaria; Maurice Pedergnana; Remy He; Roger Rissi; Sarah Debrand
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
Description: The comprehensive guide to private market asset allocation Asset Allocation and Private Markets provides institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance groups and family offices, with a single-volume authoritative resource on including private markets in strategic asset allocation. Written by four academic and practitioner specialists, this book provides the background knowledge investors need, coupled with practical advice from experts in the field. The discussion focuses on private equity, private debt and private real assets, and their correlation with other asset classes to establish optimized investment portfolios. Armed with the grounded and critical perspectives provided in this book, investors can tailor their portfolio and effectively allocate assets to traditional and private markets in their best interest. In-depth discussion of return, risks, liquidity and other factors of asset allocation takes a more practical turn with guidance on allocation construction and capital deployment, the "endowment model," and hedging -- or lack thereof. Unique in the depth and breadth of information on this increasingly attractive asset class, this book is an invaluable resource for investors seeking new strategies. Discover alternative solutions to traditional asset allocation strategies Consider attractive returns of private markets Delve into private equity, private debt and private real assets Gain expert perspectives on correlation, risk, liquidity, and portfolio construction Private markets represent a substantial proportion of global wealth. Amidst disappointing returns from stocks and bonds, investors are increasingly looking to revitalise traditional asset allocation strategies by weighting private market structures more heavily in their portfolios. Pension fund and other long-term asset managers need deeper information than is typically provided in tangential reference in broader asset allocation literature; Asset Allocation and Private Markets fills the gap, with comprehensive information and practical guidance.
Commodity Derivatives- Markets and Applications[2nd ed.] by Neil C. Schofield
Publication Date: 2021-05-07
Description: Commodity Derivatives In the newly revised Second Edition of Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications, expert trading educator and author Neil Schofield delivers a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of commodities and derivatives. Beginning with discussions of commodity markets generally before moving on to derivative valuation and risk management, the author then dives into individual commodity markets, like gold, base metals, crude oil, natural gas, electricity, and more. Schofield relies on his extensive experience at Barclays Investment Bank to offer readers detailed examinations of commodity finance and the use of commodities within a wider investment portfolio. The second edition includes discussions of critical new topics like dual curve swap valuation, option valuation within a negative price environment using the Bachelier model, volatility skews, smiles, smirks, term structures for major commodities, and more. You'll find case studies on corporate failures linked to improper commodity risk management, as well as explorations of issues like the impact of growing interest in electric vehicles on commodity markets. The text of the original edition has been updated and expanded and new example transactions are included to help the reader understand the concepts discussed within. Each chapter follows a uniform structure, with typical demand and supply patterns following a non-technical description of the commodity at issue. Discussions of the physical markets in each commodity and the main exchange-traded and over-the-counter products conclude each chapter. Perfect for commodity and derivatives traders, analysts, and risk managers, the Second Edition of Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications will also earn a place in the libraries of students and academics studying finance and the graduate intake in financial institutions. A one-stop resource for the main commodity markets and their associated derivatives Finance professionals seeking a single volume that fully describes the major commodity markets and their derivatives will find everything they need in the latest edition of Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications. Former Global Head of Financial Markets Training at Barclays Investment Bank Neil Schofield delivers a rigorous and authoritative reference on a crucial, but often overlooked, subject. Completely revised and greatly expanded, the Second Edition of this essential text offers finance professionals and students coverage on every major class of commodities, including gold, steel, ethanol, crude oil, and more. You'll also find discussions of derivative valuation, risk management, commodity finance, and the use of commodities within an investment portfolio. Non-technical descriptions of major commodity classes ensure the material is accessible to everyone while still in-depth and rigorous enough to deliver key information on an area central to global finance. Ideal for students and academics in finance, Commodity Derivatives is an indispensable guide for commodity and derivatives traders, analysts, and risk managers who seek a one-volume resource on foundational and advanced topics in commodity markets and their associated derivatives.
Liability-Driven Investment: From Analogue to Digital, Pensions to Robo-Advice[1st ed.] by Dan Tammas-Hastings
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
Description: Understand the investment template that dominates the pension industry Liability-Driven Investment is the practitioner's guide to this increasingly popular investment template. Already the dominant framework for pension schemes in Europe and the UK, the LDI market is expected to grow significantly with the shift from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution, and then into Digital Asset Management -- or Robo-Advice. With an aging population and significant under-saving globally, more and more finance professionals will need to know how to work within and around the LDI framework; this book provides clear explanations for the framework's usefulness and growing popularity to help practitioners find their bearings in and around the LDI space. The ultimate goal of LDI is to move beyond simple asset value maximisation and ensure that investors have sufficient funds to pay liabilities. This informative guide digs into that basic premise to show the various mechanisms, guidelines and practices that make up the framework's "working parts." Discover the optimal investment strategies in multiple assets classes Understand the key characteristics of the instruments used, including bonds, interest rate derivatives, and inflation linked products Learn why pension companies and individual investors are moving toward LDI Explore the ways in which the explosive growth of Robo-Advice will change retail investment Finance professionals have long been accustomed to shifting landscapes -- it is taken as a given that prevailing thought and attendant practices will change over time -- but the rapid expansion of LDI has taken many by surprise. Having already been established as the dominant framework for pensions, it is clear that the emphasis on LDI will only continue to grow. Liability-Driven Investment tells you what you need to know in order to work effectively with LDI.
Performance of Valuation Methods in Financial Transactions by David Heller (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-03-26
Description: MODERN FINANCE, MANAGEMENT INNOVATION & ECONOMIC GROWTH SET Coordinated by Faten Ben Bouheni Financial operations depend on potential value creation, the nature of the shareholder base, the level of development of the company and its growth prospects. They result from different commercial and financial strategies that must integrate the interest of the capital holders, the influence and strategy of the group in the initiative and the structure of the offer. This book examines how, in practice, a companyÂs capital is structured, taking into account the interests of various stakeholders. The performance of valuation methods, which serve investors in their decision-making and financial arrangements, is developed in detail. Depending on the contexts present in the control market, the methods of stock market and transactional comparables, discounted cash flows and the patrimonial approach, will be favored to assess the value of a companyÂs shares. Performance of Valuation Methods in Financial Transactions is an in-depth analysis of equity transactions and is aimed at students and corporate finance professionals.
Perturbation Methods in Credit Derivatives: Strategies for Efficient Risk Management[1st ed.] by Colin Turfus
Publication Date: 2020-12-15
Description: Stress-test financial models and price credit instruments with confidence and efficiency using the perturbation approach taught in this expert volume Perturbation Methods in Credit Derivatives: Strategies for Efficient Risk Management offers an incisive examination of a new approach to pricing credit-contingent financial instruments. Author and experienced financial engineer Dr. Colin Turfus has created an approach that allows model validators to perform rapid benchmarking of risk and pricing models while making the most efficient use possible of computing resources. The book provides innumerable benefits to a wide range of quantitative financial experts attempting to comply with increasingly burdensome regulatory stress-testing requirements, including: Replacing time-consuming Monte Carlo simulations with faster, simpler pricing algorithms for front-office quants Allowing CVA quants to quantify the impact of counterparty risk, including wrong-way correlation risk, more efficiently Developing more efficient algorithms for generating stress scenarios for market risk quants Obtaining more intuitive analytic pricing formulae which offer a clearer intuition of the important relationships among market parameters, modelling assumptions and trade/portfolio characteristics for traders The methods comprehensively taught in Perturbation Methods in Credit Derivatives also apply to CVA/DVA calculations and contingent credit default swap pricing.
The Successful Trader's Guide to Money Management: Proven Strategies, Applications, and Management Techniques by Unger by Andrea Unger
Publication Date: 2021-05-07
Description: Discover how to maximize the effectiveness of your trading techniques by applying the right money management techniques Money management is a central element of trading the financial markets, especially in uncertain times. Yet investors often misinterpret the central concepts of money management. To manage risk and obtain optimal rewards from your trades, you will benefit from a deeper understanding of how the professionals manage money. The Successful Trader's Guide to Money Management describes the operating methods that seasoned investors use. With this book, you'll avoid the common mistake of focusing too much on entry levels and stop-losses, and you'll learn to consider the impact of proper money management on your final portfolio results. Successful traders focus on risk management, avoiding opening positions that are too large with respect to the total capital they have available. Packed with practical examples and with special focus on money management or position-sizing, The Successful Trader's Guide to Money Management offers a comprehensive coverage of widely practiced risk management models, examining their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how to use the most effective operating models, including the Fixed Fractional, Fixed Ratio, and Percent Volatility models. This book also provides a thorough analysis of portfolio management models. These essential tips will nudge you toward a more winning position as you enter your next trades. Learn how the professionals manage money and avoid common trading mistakes Design a trading system that minimizes risk and maximizes reward through correct position sizing Understand the most important money and portfolio management models, including Fixed Ratio, Percent Volatility, Fixed Fractional, and more Equip yourself to trade smarter, individually or with a broker, on equity, derivatives and Forex markets For individual and institutional investors alike, this book is a ticket to more solid trading strategy, especially in uncertain times.
The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers[2nd ed.] by Ronald Chan; Bruce C. Greenwald (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2020-12-03
Description: The latest edition of the popular collection of in-depth portraits of extraordinary value investors, featuring new profiles and updates The second edition of The Value Investors presents a collection of investing legend profiles from around the world. Chapters explore the investors' backgrounds, cultures, and personal stories, and reveal how life experiences have shaped their investment strategies and mindsets. This fascinating book shows you that value investing is a dynamic, constantly-changing strategy which, when properly implemented, can provide significant, sustainable benefits. Although the investors profiled come from a diverse range of geographic regions and socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds, they share similar personality traits, temperaments, and investment philosophes. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book provides relevant updates on the professional and personal experiences of the investors since the first edition's publication. Complementing the original profiles are several new chapters featuring established value investors including Howard Marks, as well as rising personalities and fund managers such as Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro and Fernando Bernad Marrase. Author Ronald Chan, founder of Hong Kong-based investment management Chartwell Capital Limited, highlights how and why the value investors have consistently beaten the stock market through the years. This book: Covers multiple generations, geographies, and value investing styles Presents updated profiles of notable value investors such as Walter Schloss, Irving Kahn and Thomas Kahn, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Mark Mobius, and Teng Ngiek Lian Profiles international fund and asset managers from the North America, Europe and Asia Includes a chapter on the making of a successful value investor The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers, 2nd Edition is a must-read for investors looking to diversify their portfolios across different asset classes or geographic areas, finance professionals and students, and general readers with interest in value investing.
Minding the Machines: Building and Leading Data Science and Analytics Teams by Jeremy Adamson by Jeremy Adamson
Publication Date: 2021-07-27
Description: Organize, plan, and build an exceptional data analytics team within your organization In Minding the Machines: Building and Leading Data Science and Analytics Teams, AI and analytics strategy expert Jeremy Adamson delivers an accessible and insightful roadmap to structuring and leading a successful analytics team. The book explores the tasks, strategies, methods, and frameworks necessary for an organization beginning their first foray into the analytics space or one that is rebooting its team for the umpteenth time in search of success. In this book, you'll discover: A focus on the three pillars of strategy, process, and people and their role in the iterative and ongoing effort of building an analytics team Repeated emphasis on three guiding principles followed by successful analytics teams: start early, go slow, and fully commit The importance of creating clear goals and objectives when creating a new analytics unit in an organization Perfect for executives, managers, team leads, and other business leaders tasked with structuring and leading a successful analytics team, Minding the Machines is also an indispensable resource for data scientists and analysts who seek to better understand how their individual efforts fit into their team's overall results.
The Case for Patents by Daniel F. Spulber
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Description: "This book offers an affirmative case for the many economic benefits of the patent system and shows how patents provide incentives for invention, innovation, and technological change. The discussion highlights the many contributions of patents to economic growth and development. The book helps restore balance to public policy debates by recognizing the important contributions of the patent system"
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