Handbook of Research on Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation

Handbook of Research on Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation

The field of project management experiences conceptual, technological, and decision issues when projects are created, implemented, and executed without the needed strategic connection. It is important to improve the connection between knowledge management and project management practices. The Handbook of Research on Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation bridges the gap between knowledge management and project management practices by providing both classical and modern views on their relationship. Discussing principles, practices, methods, and real case studies, this book describes the importance of aligning projects with a knowledge-based strategic plan to the benefit of practitioners, professionals, scholars, and researchers in the fields of management and information science.

Images of Power

Iconography, Culture and State in Latin America

Images of Power

'Images of Power' offers a critique of the iconography of the modern state in Latin America. Using case studies the text studies the formation of a public sphere, the visual politics of avant-garde art, the impact of mass society on political iconography, and the consolidation and crisis of territory.

Psychosocial Implications of Poverty

Diversities and Resistances

Psychosocial Implications of Poverty

This book presents a multidimensional, psychosocial and critical understanding of poverty by bringing together studies carried out with groups in different contexts and situations of deprivation in Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Nicaragua and Spain. The book is divided in two parts. The first part presents studies that unveil the psychosocial implications of poverty by revealing the processes of domination based on the stigmatization and criminalization of poor people, which contribute to maintain realities of social inequality. The second part presents studies focused on strategies to fight poverty and forms of resistance developed by individuals who are in situations of marginalization. The studies presented in this contributed volume depart from the theoretical framework developed by Critical Social Psychology, Community Psychology and Liberation Psychology, in an effort to understand poverty beyond its monetary dimension, bringing social, cultural, structural and subjective factors into the analysis. Psychological science in general has not produced specific knowledge about poverty as a result of the relations of domination produced by social inequalities fostered by the capitalist system. This book seeks to fill this gap by presenting a psychosocial perspective with psychological and sociological bases aligned in a dialectical way in order to understand and confront poverty. Psychosocial Implications of Poverty – Diversities and Resistances will be of interest to social psychologists, sociologists and economists interested in multidimensional studies of poverty, as well as to policy makers and activists directly working with the development of policies and strategies to fight poverty.

PROBLEMAS AMBIENTAIS RECORRENTES: como administrar os riscos que comprometem a qualidade de vida em um cenário de hiper-complexidade urbana.

PROBLEMAS AMBIENTAIS RECORRENTES: como administrar os riscos que comprometem a qualidade de vida em um cenário de hiper-complexidade urbana.

Entendendo que direito e sociedade evoluem simultaneamente, naquilo que Niklas Luhmann denomina de co-evolução, serão expostas as mudanças decorrentes do processo de urbanização desordenada das cidades nos preceitos da sociedade de risco proposta por Ulrich Beck. Será demonstrado que o modelo de desenvolvimento urbano adotado pelas grandes cidades acaba comprometendo a qualidade de vida urbana com o aparecimento de problemas e riscos ambientais recorrentes. Neste sentido, os efeitos remanescentes do modelo desenvolvimentista das cidades deverão ser contornados por instrumentos que gerenciem os riscos, afim de que se perpetuem as propostas sustentáveis e indispensáveis à qualidade de vida.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction

As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to adapt with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies through artificial intelligence and computer simulation is necessary to fully realize the potential of tools in the 21st century. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction provides emerging research in advanced trends in robotics, AI, simulation, and human-computer interaction. Readers will learn about the positive applications of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction in various disciples such as business and medicine. This book is a valuable resource for IT professionals, researchers, computer scientists, and researchers invested in assistive technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer simulation.

Psicologia e Religião

Psicologia e Religião

Este livro visa compreender como a angústia, a dor e o sofrimento abalam os projetos de vida da pessoa humana, pois no decorrer da vida do indivíduo há períodos em que as rupturas com origem em alguma crise fazem com que algum tipo de significado da existência humana passem por mudanças bruscas não compreendidas de imediato, gerando a perda de sentido.