Consumer packaged goods companies are always challenged to introduce new
product innovation that strongly resonates with consumers and that sets them
apart from products currently in the market. An Ipsos global survey showed
consumers rank food and beverage, personal and household products low on
the list of innovative products compared to computer equipment and electron-ics (Palmer, 2009).
Technological innovations are key causal agents of surprise and disruption. These innovations, and the disruption
they produce, have the potential to affect people and societies and therefore government policy, especially
policy related to national security. Because the innovations can come from many sectors, they are difficult to
predict and prepare for. The purpose of predicting technology is to minimize or eliminate this surprise.
“Social Welfare” offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused
selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics. Its interdisciplinary approach
and comparative perspective promote examination of the most pressing social welfare
issues of the day. The book is divided in three sections.
The subject of creativity in public relations is something of an enigma. Ask
any client or senior manager what key skills are required by a PR practitioner
and they will invariably include the ability to be creative and to add
the creative dimension to their work.
In the UK, public relations practitioners work in an industry with
millions of pounds spent by organizations and clients to pay them to be
creative and practise creativity.
This volume is foremost a resource for researchers and program evaluators
who are interested in developing a broader and deeper understanding
of the value of service learning. Hopefully, this compilation of scales that
measure key constructs associated with the experiences of students in service
learning classes will stimulate innovative research and the development of
additional scales that are consistent with the rationale that is provided for
the advantages of multi-item measures.
In almost all Western countries, health care is in a state of radical transformation.
How can we meet the needs and demands of increasingly empowered
‘consumers’, contain costs, incorporate ‘evidence based’ modes of working, and
re-motivate health care professionals—and all at the same time? The health care
systems in Western countries are usually compared and contrasted along their
axes of difference: nationalized versus fully market-driven; tax-based versus
insurance-based financing; ‘gatekeeping’ general practitioners versus self-referral
to hospital care....
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