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6. Innovating the future

6. Innovating the future  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

in Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191863691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.003.0006
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9780198825043
The challenges and opportunities for innovation are immense. As well as creating new sources of wealth, innovation is essential if we are to cope with climate change, provide better water ... More
7. Management across cultures

7. Management across cultures  

John Hendry

in Management: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779947
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.003.0007
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9780199656981
‘Management across cultures’ looks at some of the characteristics of American culture that help us to understand why American research teaching has been so dominant in management. It then ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ian Stewart

in Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191816574
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10.1093/actrade/9780198755234.003.0001
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9780198755234
Why do we need to think about the infinite—a concept we never encounter directly? There are many reasons. Even in elementary mathematics, we encounter aspects of infinity, but more ... More
8. Deep ocean sediments and dating the past

8. Deep ocean sediments and dating the past  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0009
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9780199580699
Deep ocean sediments, dominated by the shells of tiny marine organisms, form an unbroken record of environmental change that spans the entire Quaternary. In 1968, the Deep Sea Drilling ... More
7. Into the 21st century

7. Into the 21st century  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0007
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9780198826200
‘Into the 21st century’ explains how there is an increased focus on how our body, and not just the brain, influences our mental health. Rapidly advancing computer technology, including ... More
Innovation: A Very Short Introduction

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Mark Dodgson and David Gann

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191863691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825043.001.0001
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9780198825043
What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed? Innovation: A Very Short Introduction looks at what innovation is and why it affects us so profoundly. ... More
6. The disruptive computer

6. The disruptive computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777899
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0006
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9780199586592
‘The disruptive computer’ assesses the many ways in which computers have affected the way we interact with each other. There are two types of disruption arising from computer use: low-end ... More
5. Geometric infinity

5. Geometric infinity  

Ian Stewart

in Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191816574
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10.1093/actrade/9780198755234.003.0006
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Much of the philosophical and mathematical fun comes from trying to tease the different meanings apart, and deciding which make sense, and why. A clear example occurs in ‘Geometric ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0001
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9780198727668
Projects have existed since the earliest agrarian societies. While they may differ in purpose, scale, and scope, each project is established to bring together people with diverse knowledge ... More
2. America’s venture into the unknown

2. America’s venture into the unknown  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0002
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‘America’s venture into the unknown’ shows how large-scale engineering endeavours were delivered, often very successfully, long before the formal tools, language, and discipline of project ... More
4. Arup’s adhocracy and projects in theory

4. Arup’s adhocracy and projects in theory  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0004
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‘Arup’s adhocracy and projects in theory’ considers how the spread of adaptive project structures in the 1960s and 1970s encouraged management scholars to develop new ways of thinking about ... More
5. Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects

5. Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0005
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9780198727668
‘Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects’ considers how project management was transformed in the 1980s and 1990s to manage innovation in increasingly competitive global markets. The ‘lean’ ... More
7. Back to the future

7. Back to the future  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0007
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‘Back to the future’ considers whether the new and emerging forms of project organization are equipped to deal with the major challenges individuals, organizations, and societies are facing ... More
Projects: A Very Short Introduction

Projects: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Davies

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.001.0001
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What is a project? How is it organized? Projects: A Very Short Introduction looks at how projects have developed since the industrial revolution to create the human-built world in which we ... More
3. From Manhattan to the Moon

3. From Manhattan to the Moon  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0003
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The real breakthrough in the management and organization of large, complex projects can be traced back to the Second World War Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb, and the ... More
6. London’s megaproject ecology

6. London’s megaproject ecology  

Andrew Davies

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191793691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727668.003.0006
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‘London’s megaproject ecology’ describes some of the infrastructure megaprojects recently undertaken in London to illustrate some of the different ways of organizing projects. These include ... More
2. DNA

2. DNA  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191791192
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0002
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9780198723882
Another significant milestone was the publication in 2003 of the complete sequence of the human genome—the entire DNA contained within the forty-six chromosomes located in the nucleus of ... More
3. RNA

3. RNA  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191791192
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0003
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9780198723882
The first RNA molecules to be discovered were those involved in protein synthesis, mRNA, transfer RNA (tRNA), and ribosomal RNA (rRNA). In recent years, a vast number of additional RNA ... More
2. How to read the book of life

2. How to read the book of life  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191827877
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0002
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9780198786207
For all its biological importance, DNA is a fragile molecule so extracting it is a difficult process. ‘How to read the book of life’ explains the techniques required to sequence DNA. It ... More
8. Britain

8. Britain  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0008
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9780199689873
‘Britain’ considers the garden history of the British Isles through the Renaissance to the present day. The burgeoning of English gardens in the 18th and 19th centuries often obliterated ... More

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