Wolfgang Donsbach and Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Editor: Wolfgang Donsbach
Entry, "Pornography, Media Law of," authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative twelve-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world.
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Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges: Managerial Issues and Challenges
Carlos Ferran, Ricardo Salim, Deanna House, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Lee Dick
Editors: Carlos Ferran and Ricardo Salim
Chapter, 15, Success Factors for the Global Implementation of ERP/HRMS Software, co-authored by Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Dick, UNO faculty members.
Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.
The common assumption that Darwinism and conservatism are mutually inconsistent is now fiercely debated on the right. A number of conservative thinkers argue that evolutionary biology can replace religion as the source of morality while scientifically confirming conservative public policy. Illuminating this crucial but confusing debate, a new book by Carson Holloway explains why Darwinian conservatism is both illusory and dangerous.
Until recently, the obvious conservative response to Darwinism was hostility because of its atheism and materialism. Prominent scientific writers, particularly those working in fields informed by Darwinian biology, have been contemptuous in their dismissal of religion, calling it not only false but harmful. Too often the debate has degenerated into mere name-calling, the epithets "fundamentalist" and "atheist" flying back and forth.
Lately, however, such authoritative conservative thinkers as James Q. Wilson and Francis Fukuyama have argued that evolutionary biology confirms the objective reality of human nature—a bedrock conservative principle—as well as religion does. Conservatives, then, need no longer insist on religious belief as a source of public morality.
But can a society really dispense with religion as the source of morality? Can the Darwinian account of human nature lend scientific credibility to the moral and political positions of conservatives? Consulting the great philosopher of democratic conservatism, Alexis de Tocqueville, Holloway asks whether religion is necessary for a healthy democracy and probes the possibility of a Darwinian alternative. He concludes that Darwinian conservatism, and Darwinism generally, cannot sustain respect for human rights or provide for the stability of the family and society. In the face of Darwinism’s moral failure, religion remains an essential support for a decent and free democracy.
The passing of John Paul II provoked questions about the Pope, particularly in his relation to modernity. Was he opposed to the tenets of modernity, as some critics claimed? Or did he accommodate modernity in a way no Pope ever had, as his champions asserted? In The Way of Life, Carson Holloway examines the fundamental philosophers of modernity--from Hobbes to Toqueville--to suggest that John Paul II's critique of modernity is intended not to reject, but to improve. Thus, claims Holloway, it is appropriate for liberal modernity to attend to the Pope's thought, receiving it not as the attack of an enemy but as the criticism of a candid friend.
Carson Holloway, Paul Carrese, Jeffrey Church, Kenneth L. Deustch, James Fetter, Joseph R. Fornieri, Peter Augustine Lawler, Will Morrisey, Walter Nicgorski, James R. Stoner Jr., Geoffrey M. Vaughan, and Catherine H. Zuckert
Edited and co-authored by Carson Holloway, UNO faculty member.
Magnanimity and Statesmanship is a collection of papers on the virtue of Aristotelian magnanimity (or greatness of soul) and its relationship to the history of political philosophy and to the art of statesmanship. Aristotle's account of the "great-souled man" may seem somewhat alien to the sensibilities of a modern democracy. There is, after all, an inegalitarian element in the great-souled man's confidence in his moral excellence and hence in his superior worthiness to hold public office. Nevertheless, even modern democratic thinkers admit that democracy needs, at least in certain critical phases in its development, political leaders who far excel their fellow citizens in virtue and wisdom.
This book, then, traces the path of magnanimity in the history of political philosophy and examines certain statesmen in light of this virtue, all with a view to addressing the following questions: What is magnanimity, and what is its relationship to political life? Is magnanimity compatible with Christianity, or with the modern commitment to equality? Does modernity still stand in need of such a virtue? Can magnanimity flourish under modern conditions? Are there examples of political leaders whose lives exemplify this virtue and the study of whose political conduct can deepen our understanding of it?
Samuel T. Hunter, Michael D. Mumford, Katrina E. Bedell-Avers, and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Chapter: Creativity and cognitive processes: A multi-level linkage between individual and team cognition, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon.
Chapter: Beyond Cognitive Processes: Antecedents and Influences on team cognition, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon.
"Multi-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation" is Volume 7 of "Research in Multi-Level Issues", an annual series that provides an outlet for the discussion of multi-level problems and solutions across a variety of fields of study. Using a scientific debate format of a key scholarly essay followed by two commentaries and a rebuttal, we present, in this series, theoretical work, significant empirical studies, methodological developments, analytical techniques, and philosophical treatments to advance the field of multi-level studies, regardless of disciplinary perspective.Similar to Volumes 1 through 6 (Yammarino & Dansereau, 2002, 2004, 2006; Dansereau & Yammarino, 2003, 2005, 2007), this volume, Volume 7, edited by Mumford, Hunter, and Bedell-Avers, contains five major essays with commentaries and rebuttals that cover a range of topics, but in the realms of creativity and innovation. In particular, the five critical essays offer extensive literature reviews, new model developments, methodological advancements, and some data for the study of creativity and social influence, innovation and planning, creativity and cognitive processes, sub-system configuration, and new venture emergence. While each of the major essays, and associated commentaries and rebuttals, is unique in orientation, they show a common bond in raising and addressing multi-level issues or discussing problems and solutions that involve multiple levels of analysis in creativity and innovation.It provides in-depth scholarly information on multiple level issues in organizations and time. It is international in scope.
Jerri Killian, Niklas Eklund, and Angela M. Eikenberry
Chapter 10: Administrative Reform in the United States: Toward Government-Nonprofit Partnerships in Governance, co-authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
The field of public administration currently lacks sufficient resources for understanding the rationale, implications, and inherent practices of reforming government administration around the world. The Handbook of Administrative Reform satisfies this need by bringing together diverse international experts to analyze the sensible processes and intervention strategies central to administrative reform in nine nations geographically located in North America, Europe, and Latin America.
Organized into five related parts, the text begins by examining factors that influence administrative reform—most notably, pressure to adhere to the institutional, international, and supranational standards promulgated by globalization, the European Union, and the United Nations. Subsequent sections further support this hypothesis by delving into specific case studies of founding and early EU members, new EU members, and EU applicant nations. After a thorough exploration of North America and Latin America, the volume concludes with a challenge to public administrators around the globe to continue the noble cause of advancing democracy through accountable, transparent, and responsive reform.
Jerzy Kisielnicki Kisielnicki, Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi, and Azamat Mametjanov
Editor: Jerzy Kisielnicki
Chapter 13, The Practice and Promise of Virtual Project Management, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi and Azamat Mametjanov, UNO faculty members.
Chapter 85, Patterns for Effective Management of Virtual Projects: Theory and Evidence, co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi and Ilze Zigurs, UNO faculty members.
Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications includes the most encompassing research of the concepts and realities involved in the field of virtual communities and technologies. This ground breaking, multi-volume compendium of over 300 chapters from a global pool of more than 225 experts presents an in-depth analysis of the social and economic impacts of virtual environments. Comprised of such topics as collaborative technologies, resource-based view strategy, structuration theory, synchronous and asynchronous environments, and videoconferencing life-cycle, this Premier Reference source is the defining core of research for the field of virtual technologies. This 3-volume compendium enlivens the coverage within the field of virtual technologies while providing the fundamental research base necessary for any library.
Ned Knock, Ilze Zigurs, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editor: Ned Knock
Chapter VII, Applying Pattern Theory in the Effective Management of Virtual Projects, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects combines comprehensive research related to e-collaboration in modern organizations, emphasizing topics relevant to those involved in initiating and managing distributed projects. Providing authoritative content to scholars, researchers, and practitioners, this book specifically describes conceptual and theoretical issues that have implications for distributed project management, implications surrounding the use of e-collaborative environments for distributed projects, and emerging issues and debate related directly and indirectly to e-collaboration support for distributed project management.
Ned Knock, Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi, and Azamat Mametjanov
Editor: Ned Knock
Chapter 73, The Practice and Promise of Virtual Project Management, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi and Azamat Mametjanov,UNO faculty members.
E-collaboration, while having its roots in electronic technology such as telephones and other rudimentary electronic devices, has expanded dramatically with today's plethora of computer-supported cooperation and computer-mediated communication.
The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration includes 109 authoritative contributions on information on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, the behavioral impacts of e-collaboration technologies on individuals and groups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns.With more than 2,600 references to existing literature and over 850 key terms this cutting-edge encyclopedia delivers indispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of electronic collaboration.
A collection of essays embracing nonfiction from memoir and biography to travel writing and natural history, Interior Places offers a curiously detailed group photograph of the Midwest’s interior landscape. Here is an essay about the origin, history, and influence of corn. Here we find an exploration of a childhood meeting with Frederick Leopold, youngest brother of the great naturalist Aldo. Here also are a chronicle of the 146-year alliance between Burlington, Iowa, and the Burlington Route (later the CB&O, the BN, and finally, the BNSF) and a pilgrimage to Amelia Earhart’s Kansas hometown. Whether writing about the lives of two of P. T. Barnum’s giants or the “secret” nuclear weapons plant in southeastern Iowa, about hunger in Lincoln, Nebraska, or bird banding on the Platte River, Knopp captures the inner character of the Midwest as Nature dictates it, people live it, and history reveals it.
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Indecency--arguably among the most provocative and incendiary issues in today's media--is speech at the edge of social tolerance. This timely volume examines broadcast and Internet indecency from legal and social perspectives, utilizing current cases and well-publicized examples. In exploring the issues associated with this highly controversial area, author Jeremy Harris Lipschultz makes headway toward an understanding of how indecency, as communication on the fringes of social norms, functions in defining free expression through specific types of speech. He contrasts conceptualizations of indecency and obscenity, synthesizes case law and social research, and develops theoretical generalizations for future research and study. His work provides a comprehensive examination of broadcast and Internet indecency issues and cases that serve to test generalizations about freedom of expression and one's ability to define free speech.
Authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book investigates the complex processes of the post-1990 transformation in the Czech automotive industry and its selective integration in the West European automobile manufacturing system. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech automotive industry is analyzed in the context of its pre-1990 development and in the context of the Central and East European automobile industry as a whole. Specifically, the book examines the development and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech passenger car industry, the components industry and truck manufacturing. Major topics covered include the development of the Czech automotive industry before 1990, the detailed case study of Škoda Auto, the effects of the post-1990 privatization in the Czech automotive industry, the role and effects of foreign direct investment during the post-1990 restructuring, the restructuring of the Czech truck industry, and the rapid development of the automotive components manufacturing.
John T. Price
Grounded in place, in the great grasslands of the Midwest, John Price’s large-hearted memoir is nevertheless a story that knows no boundaries. Kinship is the thread that runs throughout, with creatures in his back yard and in the wild, with Swedish ancestors, with neighbors, with the Midwestern prairies, and with his wife and children. Often smiling at the earthy absurdities of ordinary life, and at other moments resonant with both joy and sorrow, Man Killed by Pheasant bears poignant witness to the bonds that link us all.
Rural Superintendents: How Do Wyoming Rural Superintendents View and Respond to the Challenges Brought about by External Demands on their Schools?
Jeanne L. Surface
Very little is known about how superintendents respond to and view the challenges brought about by increasing external performance demands on their schools. This important study uses a multi-case study format to create portraits of five rural superintendents, the challenges they face, and their responses to those challenges. The participant perceptions were organized into five themes: declining enrollment, isolation, board and community relations, celebrated accomplishments, and rural schools in contrast with urban or suburban schools. The superintendents were most proud of changes they had made to improve instruction in their districts. They spoke of challenges with bringing professional development to teachers in isolated rural areas; declining enrollment and closing schools; federal mandates; schools facilities; serving in multiple roles; and state bureaucracy. There were many misconceptions about rural schools by the general public and even less about the tremendous stress of being a superintendent in a rural school.
Alex Thomas, Jeff Grimes, and Brian McKevitt
Chapter 44: Best Practices in Developing a Positive Behavior Support System at the School Level, co-authored by Brian McKevitt.
For nearly a quarter of a century, NASP’s Best Practices in School Psychology volumes have served as the core resource on contemporary, evidence-based, and relevant information necessary for competent delivery of school psychological services. This latest six-volume edition, Best Practices in School Psychology V, expands from earlier editions to include a broader range of topics, with considerable attention to a multitier system as a construct for the delivery of differentiated services.
Intended to help school psychologists put the future of school psychology into practice today, BPV is organized according the framework established in School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice III. There is a section for each of the nine competencies and for the application of the scientific method.
Frank Van Harmelen, Vladimir Lifschitz, Bruce Porter, and Yuliya Lierler
Chapter 20, Knowledge Representation and Question Answering, co-authored by Yuliya Lierler, UNO faculty member.
Knowledge Representation, which lies at the core of Artificial Intelligence, is concerned with encoding knowledge on computers to enable systems to reason automatically. The Handbook of Knowledge Representation is an up-to-date review of twenty-five key topics in knowledge representation, written by the leaders of each field.
This book is an essential resource for students, researchers and practitioners in all areas of Artificial Intelligence.
* Make your computer smarter
* Handle qualitative and uncertain information
* Improve computational tractability to solve your problems easily
Gregory J. Watkins, William L. Blizek, and Michele M. Desmarais
Chapter 1: What Are We Teaching When We Teach "Religion and Film"?, co-authored by William L. Blizek and Michele Desmarais, UNO faculty members
In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, students have learned not only to embrace multimedia presentations in the classroom, but to expect them. Such expectations are perhaps more prevalent in a field as dynamic and cross-disciplinary as religious studies, but the practice nevertheless poses some difficult educational issues -- the use of movies in academic coursework has far outpaced the scholarship on teaching religion and film. What does it mean to utilize film in religious studies, and what are the best ways to do it?
In Teaching Religion and Film, an interdisciplinary team of scholars thinks about the theoretical and pedagogical concerns involved with the intersection of film and religion in the classroom. They examine the use of film to teach specific religious traditions, religious theories, and perspectives on fundamental human values. Some instructors already teach some version of a film-and-religion course, and many have integrated film as an ancillary to achieving central course goals. This collection of essays helps them understand the field better and draws the sharp distinction between merely "watching movies" in the classroom and comprehending film in an informed and critical way.
James D. Westwood, B. Brown-Clerk, K.-C. Siu, D. Kastavelis, I. Lee, D. Oleynikov, and Nicholas Stergiou
Chapter, Validating Advanced Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Training Task in Virtual Reality, co-authored by Nicholas Stergiou, UNO faculty member.
We humans are tribal, grouping ourselves by a multitude of criteria: physical, intellectual, political, emotional, etc. The Internet and its auxiliary technologies have enabled a novel dimension in tribal behavior during our recent past. This growing connectivity begs the question: will individuals and their communities come together to solve some very urgent global problems? At MMVR, we explore ways to harness information technology to solve healthcare problems – and in the industrialized nations we are making progress. In the developing world however, things are more challenging. Massive urban poverty fuels violence and misery. Will global networking bring a convergence of individual and tribal problem-solving? Recently, a barrel-shaped water carrier that rolls along the ground was presented, improving daily life for many people. Also the One Laptop per Child project is a good example of how the industrialized nations can help the developing countries. They produce durable and simple laptops which are inexpensive to produce. At MMVR, we focus on cutting-edge medical technology, which is generally pretty expensive. While the benefits of innovation trickle downward, from the privileged few to the broader masses, we should expand this trickle into a flood. Can breakthrough applications in stimulation, visualization, robotics, and informatics engender tools as ingeniously as the water carrier or laptop? With some extra creativity, we can design better healthcare for the developing world too.
E. Vance Wilson and Ann L. Fruhling
Editor: E. Vance Wilson
Chapter 12, Patient-Centered E-Health, authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member
Adoption of a user-centered design (UCD) focus has immensely enriched the health industry. Application of UCD concepts are key to successful development of e-services, including e-health.
Patient-Centered E-Health presents the perspective of a distinct form of e-health that is patient-focused, patient-aware, patient-empowered, and patient-active. This must-have book for researchers, educators, and healthcare practitioners addresses the special characteristics of the e-health domain through a user-centered design, providing foundational topics in areas such as patient-centered design methods, psychological aspects of online health communication, and e-health marketing.
Wilfred J. Zerbe, Charmaine E.J. Hartel, Neal M. Ashkanasy, and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Chapter 13: The effects of empathy in judgments of sexual harassment complaints, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon, UNO faculty member.
The rapidly growing recognition of the importance of emotion in understanding all aspects of organizational life is facilitating the development of focused areas of scholarship. The articles in this volume represent a selection of the best papers presented at the sixth International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life (held in Atlanta, in July 2006), complemented with invited chapters by leading scholars in the field.The theme of this volume, Emotions, Ethics and Decision-making, concerns the role of emotions in decision-making in general, and also more specifically the special place of emotions in decisions that have an ethical character. It begins by looking at the influence of emotions on strategic decisions, among entrepreneurs, in the case of workplace proenvironmental behaviors, as well as how emotional intelligence contributes to problem solving.Emotions are particularly present in ethical decisions, largely because of the close connection between personal identity, for which values are central, and feelings about the self. Specific chapters look at emotions experienced as a result of ethical dilemmas, the role of anger and justice perceptions, the role of attributions and emotional intelligence in ethics perceptions, and at emotions in three specific contexts: emotional labor, whistle-blowing and sexual harassment. Finally the volume comes full circle in an examination of how top executives engage in change that is truly congruent with the ethical values of internal and external constituents.
This book explores potential strategies for conducting multicultural education classes for preservice students. It is proposed that effective strategies must confront issues of Whiteness and White privilege as opposed to those that tend to trivialize multicultural experiences in terms of food, fun and fiestas also known as “Three F’s Multiculturalism”. As an alternative, via a collection of articles and essays, the author proposes a set of criteria that defines the preconditions for an optimal learning environment. Criterion focuses on the knowledge, skills and dispositions of preservice students and stresses an awareness of whiteness, dominance and subordination, racism, and denial.
Teachers of multicultural education classes must be brought to understand that despite the inevitable hostility from their students and the nearly debilitating discomfort they feel as a result of this, confrontation is necessary and vital to their teacher candidates’ development of a multicultural frame of reference and an ability to construct effective multicultural curricula.
The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man has been nominated for the prestigious National Association of Multicultural Education Outstanding Multicultural Children's Book Award.
Research literature is replete with studies that demonstrate how and why Black children when asked to draw themselves do so almost exclusively by depicting themselves as White. Researchers have concluded that this predilection is the result of the Black child being acculturated in a White racist society. This book explores identity development in minority, particularly Black, youth. This book provides a riveting deconstruction of how minority children adopt the White, western ideal as their self-image and the proper way to make the children themselves aware of their subconscious adoption and how the astute multicultural educator, parents, and anyone interested in identity development in minority, particularly, black youth, can redirect this propensity.
Dr. Omowale Akintunde has published a plethora of research regarding multicultural education, black identity development, white privilege, and how these dynamics impact and influence early childhood education. He is also the author of Multiculturalism and the Teacher Education Experience: Essays on Race, Class, and Culture (iUniverse, 2007). He has served on the Editorial Board of the Official Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education and is currently serving on the national executive board of the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) and the National Board of Peace Education (NAPE). The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man is certain to become a necessary and celebrated addition to the field of multicultural children's literature.
Evan M. Berman, Jack Rabin, and John R. Bartle
Entries: “Budgetary Analysis and Economics” and “Budgeting and Public Choice,” authored by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides clearly written and focused A-to-Z entries on critical concepts, personalities, events, and topics in public administration. It explains how government works, defining theories and differentiating between the various agencies that are responsible for creating, enacting, and following through on public policy. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book guides nonspecialists to vital information on the subject and provides professionals with an easy-to-use, quick reference for basic facts. From health and the environment to education and the economy, this definitive guide covers the bureaus and agencies that manage the day-to-day activities of the government.
Richard C. Box and Dale Krane
Editor: Richard C. Box
Chapter 2, Democracy Public Administrators and Public Policy, authored by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
The true measure of the successful practice of public service is its ability to remain faithful to the tenets of democratic society. This introductory text links the practice of public administration to the core concepts of American democracy. It covers the nuts and bolts of public administration in the context of delivering democracy in public service--providing what the public really wants as opposed to what self-serving bureaucracies may call for.
Chapters in Democracy and Public Administration discuss the functional topics covered in other texts, but from the perspective of this democratic ideal. Each chapter is written by an expert in the area, and summarizes previous research in the area, presents the author's research and thought, and offers ways in which practitioners can apply the concepts discussed to their daily work.