Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during August 2018

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Managers and the legal environment : strategies for the 21st century
Bagley, Constance E., author
Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, [2016]
Foundations of the legal and regulatory environment-- Ethics and the law -- Sources of law, courts, an dispute resolution -- Agency -- The legal environment --Contracts -- Sales, licensing, and E-commerce -- Torts and privacy protection -- Product liability -- Intelletual property -- Human resources ---The employment agreement -- Civil rights and employment discrimination -- The regulatory environment -- Criminal law -- Corporate governance, ownership, and control -- Forms of business organizations -- Directors, officers, and controlling shareholders -- Securities and financial transactions -- public and private offerings of securities -- Securites fraud and insider trading.
Feldberg KF889 .B255 2016

Technology and the insurance industry : re-configuring the competitive landscape
Cappiello, Antonella, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Introduction -- Technology and insurance -- Digital disruptions and InsurTech start-ups: risks and challenges -- The new frontiers of insurance distribution -- InsurTech and customer relationship -- Survey on the digitised insurance distribution in Europe and USA.

The book analyzes the role of technology in the redefinition of the competitiveness of insurance markets. With a focus on the competitive challenges of InsurTech startup to the incumbent insurers, the book will discuss the strategic role of technology both in the development and in the distribution of insurance services and explore the customer relationship evolution following the digitalization of services offered. The book presents original theoretical and empirical contributions addressing how digitalization impacts the insurance environment and regulation, and how InsurTech development represents a threat for traditional companies, from Big Data analysis to digital devices, from personal interactivity to home automation systems development. The project's key benefit is up-to-date analysis of the competitiveness of technology usage in the insurance field, with particular reference to the distributive variable and to the future trends of the customer relationship in the short and medium-long term. The book will be of particular interest to scholars and students of insurance and financial technology.--
Feldberg HG8026.7 .C37 2018

Characterization of nanocomposites : technology and industrial applications
edited by Frank Abdi, Mohit Garg
Singapore : Pan Stanford Publishing, [2017]
Feldberg TA418.9.N35 C43 2017

The business of shipping
Breskin, Ira, author
Atglen, PA : Cornell Maritime Press a division of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., [2018]
The significance of maritime transportation -- Supply chain software -- Maritime transportation regulation -- Maritime security -- Tramp shipping : management, operations, snd rvolution to voyage/time chrters -- Chartering -- Liner shipping and the conference system -- Passenger vessels -- Inland/domestic transportation -- Industrial and special carriers -- Environmental rules and regulations -- Tanker management, operations, and chartering -- Vessel management companies and corporate management -- Vessel bunkering -- Ship husbandry : procurement of vessel stores, supplies, and services -- The logic of ship scheduling, voyage, and passage planning -- Terminal ownership, management, and operations -- The Stevedore contract -- Containerization and its affect on transportation -- The intermodal transportation concept -- How freight rates are made -- The ocean bill of lading -- The traffic study/strategic planning -- Planning, financing, and specifying additional tonnage -- The future -- Appendix: time and voyage charter examples.
Feldberg HE571 .K4 2018

Essentials of investments
Bodie, Zvi, author
New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
Feldberg Permanent Reserve HG4521 .B563 2017

Alive at work : the neuroscience of helping your people love what they do
Cable, Daniel M. author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
Part I. The seeking system: Introduction: our organizations are letting us down -- The way things ought to be -- The way things are -- and how to make them better -- Part II. Self expression: Encouraging people to bring their best selves to work -- Promoting self-expression -- Part III. Experimentation: Encouraging serious play -- Expanding on freedom and creativity -- Humble leadership and employees' seeking systems -- Part IV. Purpose: Helping employees see the impact of their work -- Creating narratives about purpose.

We've all seen the oft-cited Gallup poll that reports that an alarming majority of the workforce is disengaged and unmotivated. In Alive at Work, social psychologist Dan Cable argues that the reason for all the unhappiness is biological: organizations, in an effort to routinize work and establish clear-cut performance metrics, are suppressing what neuroscientists call our Seeking Systems, the part of our brain that craves exploration and learning. The good news is that organizations can activate our Seeking Systems, and, as Cable explains, it doesn't take extensive overhauls to their cultures to do so. With small changes, managers and supervisors can make meaningful impacts on our lives and restore our zest for work. For instance, the book reveals: how new hires exhibited their best traits and were less likely to quit in the future after sharing stories about themselves during on-boarding seminars, how Italian factory workers reduced their anxiety about a new process by playing with Legos, how employees at Make-A-Wish reduced burnout by crafting their own job titles. Filled with real-life examples from the author's own research and consulting, Alive at Work equips managers--and anyone looking to find more joy in their nine-to-five existence--with the guidance to maximize the curiosity and passion that lives within themselves and others.--
Feldberg HF5549.5.M63 C325 2018

Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart
Reich, Adam D. 1981- author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Pathways -- The shop floor -- The structure of domination and control -- Making contact -- Social ties and social change -- Our Walmart on the line -- Our Walmart.

"Walmart is the largest employer in the world. It encompasses nearly 1 percent of the entire American workforce--young adults, parents, formerly incarcerated people, retirees. Walmart also presents one possible future of work--Walmartism--in which the arbitrary authority of managers mixes with a hyper-rationalized, centrally controlled bureaucracy in ways that curtail workers' ability to control their working conditions and their lives. In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and economic justice. They describe the life experiences that lead workers to Walmart and analyze the dynamics of the shop floor. As a part of the project, Reich and Bearman matched student activists with a nascent association of current and former Walmart associates: the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). They follow the efforts of this new partnership, considering the formation of collective identity and the relationship between social ties and social change. They show why traditional unions have been unable to organize service-sector workers in places like Walmart and offer provocative suggestions for new strategies and directions. Drawing on a wide array of methods, including participant-observation, oral history, big data, and the analysis of social networks, Working for Respect is a sophisticated reconsideration of the modern workplace that makes important contributions to debates on labor and inequality and the centrality of the experience of work in a fair economy"--
Feldberg HF5429.215.U6 R45 2018