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100 1  Gragg, Lucas P 
245 10 Progress in Management Engineering 
264  1 New York :|bNova Science Publishers, Incorporated,|c2009 
264  4 |c©2009 
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490 1  Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship 
505 0  Intro -- PROGRESS IN MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING -- CONTENTS --
       PREFACE -- TOWARDS A NEW UNDERSTANDINGOF CROSS-CULTURAL 
       MANAGEMENTIN INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS:EXPLORING MULTIPLE 
       CULTURESIN ENVIRON MEGAPROJECT -- Abstract -- Introduction
       -- Managing Cultural Differences in Projects -- Towards 
       New Perspectives on Managing Multiple Cultures -- 
       Hybridization or Crossvergence -- Multiple Cultures in 
       Projects -- Managing Multiple Cultures Successfully -- 
       Towards an Interpretative Model of Studying Cross 
       CulturalManagement in Complex Projects -- Methodological 
       Reflections -- The Case of the Environ Megaproject -- 
       Industrial Level: Public and Private Organizational 
       Discourses -- National Level: Anglo-Saxon and Rhineland 
       Models -- Organizational Level: Fight over Power in the 
       Project -- Project Level: The Episodes of the Gideon's 
       Gang and theDiplomats -- The Episode of the Gideon's Gang 
       -- Content Themes -- Practices -- Cultural Forms -- The 
       Project Culture in the Episode of the Gideon's Gang -- The
       Cultural Episode of the Diplomats -- Content Themes -- 
       Practices -- Cultural Forms -- Professional Level: Project
       Controllers versus Engineers -- Departmental Level: 
       Project Director versus Sub-projectManagers -- Conclusion 
       -- Acknowledgment -- References -- PROJECT CHANGE 
       MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYBASED SYSTEM --
       Abstract -- Introduction -- Management of Changes in 
       Building Projects -- Principles of Change Management -- 
       Model for Project Change Management System (PCMS) -- 
       Knowledge-Based System (KBS) -- Macro Layer of the KBS -- 
       Micro Layer of the KBS -- Effects and Controls Layer of 
       the KBS -- Controls Selection Shell -- Conclusion -- 
       Acknowledgements -- References -- COUPLING MECHANISMS IN 
       THE MANAGEMENTOF DEVIATIONS:PROJECT-AS-PRACTICE 
       OBSERVATIONS -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Background -- 
       Organizing Verbs -- Loosely Coupled Systems 
505 8  Project Management in the Face of Deviations -- Planning 
       for Deviations -- Method -- Observations -- The Company --
       Deviation 1 - Damaged Equipment -- Deviation 2 - Payment -
       - Loose Coupling Mechanisms -- Tight Coupling Mechanisms -
       - Discussion -- Processes and Mechanisms of Coupling -- 
       Coupling Processes and Deviation Solutions -- Implications
       -- Conclusions -- References -- MONETIZING PROCESS 
       CAPABILITY -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Process 
       Capability -- Process Capability: Yield (Television 
       Process) -- Loss Functions -- Loss Functions: Symmetric 
       Loss (Television Process) -- Loss Functions: Asymmetric 
       Loss (Filling Process) -- Loss Functions: Monitoring Loss 
       (Printing Process) -- Integrating Capability with Loss -- 
       Integrating Capability with Loss: Capability Analysis 
       (Blow MouldingProcess) -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- 
       References -- PROJECT SCHEDULING -- Abstract -- 1. 
       Introduction -- 2. Types of Schedules -- 3. New Approach -
       - 3.1. Genetic Algorithm -- 3.2. Decoding -- 3.2.1. 
       Decoding the Priorities of the Activities -- 3.2.2. 
       Decoding the Delay Times -- 3.3. Evolutionary Strategy -- 
       3.4. Discrete System Simulation -- 3.4.1. Discrete Event 
       Model -- 3.4.2. Representation of Time -- 3.4.3. 
       Simulation -- 3.5. Local Search -- 4. Computational 
       Experiments -- 4.1. Genetic Algorithm Configuration -- 
       4.2. Experimental Results -- 5. Conclusions and Further 
       Research -- References -- COMPUTERIZED BLOOD BANK 
       INFORMATIONMANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING SUPPORT -- 
       Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Blood Bank Information 
       Management -- 2.1. Role of Blood Centers in Transfusion 
       Service -- 2.2. Data and Information in a Blood Bank -- 
       2.2.1. Essences of Blood Bank Information -- 3. 
       Computerized Blood Bank Information Systems -- 3.1. 
       Autonomous Information System -- 3.2. Streamlined 
       Information System -- 3.3. Close Information System -- 
       3.4. Open Information System 
505 8  3.5. SIBAS @ Macau -- 3.5.1. Infrastructure of SIBAS -- 
       3.5.2. Barcode Technology -- 3.5.3. Electronic Donor Card 
       System -- 3.5.4. Software Implementation -- 4. 
       Computerized Decision Making Support -- 4.1. Decision 
       Making Support in Blood Banks -- 4.1.1. Customer 
       Relationship Management -- 4.1.2. Enterprise Resource 
       Planning -- 4.1.3. Supply Chain Management -- 4.2. 
       Computerized Decision Making Support -- 4.2.1. Data-driven
       Decision Making Support -- 4.2.1.1. Hard Computing -- 
       4.2.1.2. Soft Computing -- 4.2.2. Knowledge-Based Decision
       Making Support -- 5. Computerized Decision Making Support 
       in Blood Banks:A Case Study -- 5.1. Expert Systems -- 5.2.
       Statistical Decision Making Support -- 5.2.1. 
       Implementation -- 6. Conclusion -- 6.1. Implementation 
       Challenges and Solutions -- Acknowledgments -- References 
       -- RISK MANAGEMENT ADOPTEDBY FOREIGN FIRMS IN VIETNAM:CASE
       STUDY OF A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT -- Abstract -- 
       Introduction -- Literature Review -- Risk Definition -- 
       Risk Management and Identification -- Political Risk -- 
       Economic and Financial Risks -- Fluctuation in Foreign 
       Exchange Rates -- Interest Rate Fluctuation -- Inflation -
       - Labor and Material Price Fluctuations -- Import/Export 
       Restrictions -- Delayed or Non Receipt of Payment -- 
       Financial Failures -- Restriction on Repatriation of Funds
       -- Legal Risk -- Laws and Regulations -- Contract 
       Formation and Performance -- Dispute Resolution -- Design 
       Risk -- Construction Related Risk -- Cultural Risk -- 
       Natural Risks -- Risk Response -- Risk Elimination -- Risk
       Transfer -- Risk Retention -- Risk Reduction -- Gap in 
       Knowledge -- Research Method -- Results: Case Study -- 
       Background of the Project -- Profile of Interviewees and 
       Their Firms -- Findings and Discussion -- Political Risk -
       - Legal Risk -- Financial and Economic Risk -- Design Risk
       -- Construction Related Risk -- Cultural Risk 
505 8  Natural Risk -- Conclusion -- References -- EVALUATION OF 
       COOLING, HEATING, AND POWERSYSTEMS BASED ON PRIMARY 
       ENERGYOPERATIONAL STRATEGY -- Abstract -- Nomenclature -- 
       Symbols -- Subscripts -- 1. Introduction -- 1.2. Site 
       Energy -- 1.3. Primary Energy -- 2. Building-CHP System 
       Simulation -- 2.1. Primary Energy Operational Strategy -- 
       2.2. Cost Oriented Operational Strategy -- 2.3. Simulation
       Program -- 3. Results and Analysis -- 3.1. CHP System 
       Energy Performance -- 3.2. Site Energy Consumption -- 
       3.2.1. CHP System Simulation: Site Energy Consumption -- 
       3.3. CHP System Efficiency -- 3.4. Primary Energy 
       Consumption -- 3.5. Primary Energy Consumption for BPER 
       Strategy -- 3.6. Economic Considerations -- 3.6.1. Energy 
       Versus Economics -- 3.7. Non Conventional Evaluation of 
       CHP System -- 3.7.1. Building Energy Ratings -- 3.7.2. 
       Energy Ratings, Energy Star and LEED-EB -- 3.7.3. Emission
       of Pollutants -- 6. Conclusions -- Appendix A. Flowchart 
       for the CHP System Simulation Program -- Appendix B. Site 
       Energy Consumption by the Type of Source -- Appendix C. 
       Region Fuel Mix Comparison -- References -- RHEOLOGICAL 
       INVESTIGATIONSIN SOIL MICRO MECHANICS:MEASURING STIFFNESS 
       DEGRADATIONAND STRUCTURAL STABILITYON A PARTICLE SCALE -- 
       Abstract -- Introduction -- 1.2. Fundamentals of Soil 
       Micromechanics -- 1.2.1. Particle Associations -- 1.2.2. 
       Particle Forces -- 1.2.3. Interparticle Forces -- 1.2.4. 
       Effective and Intergranular Stress -- 1.3. Deformation 
       Characteristics -- 1.4. Soil Mechanics at the Microscale 
       and Rheometry -- 1.5. Research Objectives -- 2. Method and
       Material -- 2.1. Rheological Techniques in Soil Mechanics 
       -- Hooke's law: Elastic Flow Behavior and Shear Modulus G 
       -- 2.2. Scanning Electron Microscopy -- 2.3. 
       Physicochemical Analyses -- 2.4. Investigated Material -- 
       Na-Bentonite (Ibeco Seal-80) -- Avdat Loess (Negev, 
       Israel) 
505 8  Dystric Planosol and Calcaric Gleysol (Schleswig-Holstein,
       Germany) -- Ferralsols (Typic Hapludox) and Vertisol 
       (Typic Calciudert) - South Brazil -- 2.4. Calculations and
       Statistics -- 3. Results -- 3.1. Normal Force -- 3.1. Na-
       Bentonite "Ibeco Seal 80" and Avdat Loess -- 3.2. Dystric 
       Planosol and Calcaric Gleysol: Aggregation vs. Cementation
       -- 3.3. Ferralsol and Vertisol: Clay Mineralogy and Fe-
       Oxides -- 3.4. Classification of Stiffness -- 6. 
       Discussion and Conclusion -- Acknowledgement -- References
       -- ON HEURISTIC METHODS FOR THE PROJECTSCHEDULING PROBLEM 
       -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Resource 
       Constrained Project Scheduling Problem(RCPSP) -- 3. Local 
       Search Heuristics -- 3.1. Simulated Annealing -- 3.2. Tabu
       Search -- 4. Evolutionary Heuristics -- 4.1. Applying 
       Evolutionary Algorithms -- 4.2. Advantages of Evolutionary
       Computation -- 4.3. Genetic Algorithms -- 4.4. Ant Colony 
       Optimization -- 4.5. Particle Swarm Optimization -- 4.6. 
       Electromagnetism -- 5. Hybrid Heuristics, the New Trend --
       6. Performance Evaluation and Discussion -- 7. Conclusion 
       -- References -- INDEX 
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