The Economics of the Publishing and Information Industries

Author: Albert N. Greco
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317579267
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Books, scholarly journals, business information, and professional information play a pivotal role in the political, social, economic, scientific, and intellectual life of nations. While publications abound on Wall Street and financial service companies, the relationship between Wall Street’s financial service companies and the publishing and information industries has not been explored until now. The Economics of the Publishing and Information Industries utilizes substantive historical, business, consumer, economic, sociological, technological, and quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand the people, trends, strengths, opportunities, and threats the publishing industry and the financial service sector have faced in recent years. Various developments, both economic and demographic, contributed to the circumstances influencing the financial service sector’s investment in the publishing and information industries. This volume identifies and analyzes those developments, clearly laying out the forces that drove the marriage between the spheres of publishing and finance. This book offers insight and analysis that will appeal to those across a wide variety of fields and occupations, including those in financial service firms, instructors and students in business, communications, finance, or economics programs, business and financial reporters, regulators, private investors, and academic and major public research libraries.

Academic Barbarism Universities and Inequality

Author: M. O'Sullivan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137547618
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The image of the university is tarnished: this book examines how recent philosophies of education, new readings of its economics, new technologies affecting research and access, and contemporary novelists' representations of university life all describe a global university that has given up on its promise of greater educational equality.

The Book Publishing Industry

Author: Albert N. Greco
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136850341
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The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789287038821
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A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Handbook of Research on Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality Tourism and Travel Industry

Author: Vasant, Pandian
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522510559
Format: PDF
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The application of holistic optimization methods in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry has improved customer service and business strategies within the field. By utilizing new technologies and optimization techniques, it is becoming easier to troubleshoot problematic areas within the travel industry. The Handbook of Research on Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry features innovative technologies being utilized in the management of hotels and tourist attractions. Highlighting empirical research on the optimization of the travel and hospitality industry through the use of algorithms and information technology, this book is a critical reference source for managers, decision makers, executives, tourists, agents, researchers, economists, and hotel staff members.

From Industrial Economics to Digital Economics

Author: Martin R. Hilbert
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211212976
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This paper aims to lay a wide-ranging base for untangling the digital economy, in order to facilitate and moderate the high-speed evolution and create an awareness of the new economic coherence. It attempts to show the differences between industrial and digital economics. It finds that old models based on methods of traditional industrial economics still provide a stable framework for analysis of the new age economy whilst also highlighting the need for future refocusing.

Introduction to Computational Mathematics

Author: Xin-She Yang
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9814635804
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This unique book provides a comprehensive introduction to computational mathematics, which forms an essential part of contemporary numerical algorithms, scientific computing and optimization. It uses a theorem-free approach with just the right balance between mathematics and numerical algorithms. This edition covers all major topics in computational mathematics with a wide range of carefully selected numerical algorithms, ranging from the root-finding algorithm, numerical integration, numerical methods of partial differential equations, finite element methods, optimization algorithms, stochastic models, nonlinear curve-fitting to data modelling, bio-inspired algorithms and swarm intelligence. This book is especially suitable for both undergraduates and graduates in computational mathematics, numerical algorithms, scientific computing, mathematical programming, artificial intelligence and engineering optimization. Thus, it can be used as a textbook and/or reference book.

Understanding the Digital Economy

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262523301
Format: PDF
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The rapid growth of electronic commerce, along with changes in information, computing, and communications, is having a profound effect on the United States economy. President Clinton recently directed the National Economic Council, in consultation with executive branch agencies, to analyze the economic implications of the Internet and electronic commerce domestically and internationally, and to consider new types of data collection and research that could be undertaken by public and private organizations. This book contains work presented at a conference held by executive branch agencies in May 1999 at the Department of Commerce. The goals of the conference were to assess current research on the digital economy, to engage the private sector in developing the research that informs investment and policy decisions, and to promote better understanding of the growth and socioeconomic implications of information technology and electronic commerce. Aspects of the digital economy addressed include macroeconomic assessment, organizational change, small business, access, market structure and competition, and employment and the workforce.

Blown to Bits

Author: Harold Abelson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0137135599
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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

The Impact of Online Music Services on the Music Recording Industry

Author: Daniel Wiechmann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640423879
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Master's Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject Communications - Multimedia, Internet, New Technologies, grade: B1, University of Glasgow, course: Media Management, language: English, abstract: The music business is one of the few industries that has trouble growing profits in its transition to digital. Digital media, downloads, mobile music streams, music flat rates, peer-to-peer networks and the rise of 'freeconomics' on the Internet are partly responsible for the reduction in CD sales in recent years. The question that is most important for the industry is how the widespread of freely available content and illegal downloading can be monetised. One approach to model around the main threats to the music industry is the development of online music services. Thus, this study is an attempt to address the issue of 'what are the opportunities and challenges posed by online music services for the music recording industry?' Referring to empirical findings of a consumer survey and expert interviews, both opportunities and challenges can be identified for the music recording industry. The opportunities surrounding the development of these services are encouraging. Deriving from the challenges, the music recording industry must ensure that online music services are a supplement to traditional ways of consumption and do not turn into a replacement of physical music consumption. Concluding online music services have a small impact on the recording industry. The industry might benefit from closely cooperating with online music services by learning more about consumers' tastes. Nevertheless, the online businesses are struggling to break even and revenues from streaming will not overcome legal downloads or CD sales as major revenue stream anytime soon.