Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Court of Justice, a distinguished group of international judges, practitioners and academics has undertaken a major review of its work. The chapters discuss the main areas of substantive law with which the Court has been concerned, and the more significant aspects of its practice and procedure in dealing with cases before it. It discusses the role of the Court in the international legal order, and its relationship with the UN's political organs. The thirty-three chapters are presented under five headings: the Court; the sources and evidences of international law; substance of international law; procedural aspects of the Court's work; the Court and the UN. It has been prepared in honour of Sir Robert Jennings, judge and sometime President of the Court.
Pro SQL Server 2005 Service Broker
This book explains why Microsoft introduced Service Broker and describes its big advantages over prior message technologies. Rich with practical examples, this volume offers complete, incisive coverage on this important new technology. Focused on best practices, the book explains in detail how Service Broker supports and enhances database and web applications. It covers Service Broker fundamentals as well as addresses current crucial topics like SOA and SODA. Written by an international expert on Service Broker, the book is an invaluable resource for all serious database and web developers.
Social Responsibilities of the Businessman
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) expresses a fundamental morality in the way a company behaves toward society. It follows ethical behavior toward stakeholders and recognizes the spirit of the legal and regulatory environment. The idea of CSR gained momentum in the late 1950s and 1960s with the expansion of large conglomerate corporations and became a popular subject in the 1980s with R. Edward Freeman's Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach and the many key works of Archie B. Carroll, Peter F. Drucker, and others. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008–2010, CSR has again become a focus for evaluating corporate behavior. First published in 1953, Howard R. Bowen’s Social Responsibilities of the Businessman was the first comprehensive discussion of business ethics and social responsibility. It created a foundation by which business executives and academics could consider the subjects as part of strategic planning and managerial decision-making. Though written in another era, it is regularly and increasingly cited because of its relevance to the current ethical issues of business operations in the United States. Many experts believe it to be the seminal book on corporate social responsibility. This new edition of the book includes an introduction by Jean-Pascal Gond, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cass Business School, City University of London, and a foreword by Peter Geoffrey Bowen, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, who is Howard R. Bowen's eldest son.
In the Course of Performance
In the Course of Performance is the first book in decades to illustrate and explain the practices and processes of musical improvisation. Improvisation, by its very nature, seems to resist interpretation or elucidation. This difficulty may account for the very few attempts scholars have made to provide a general guide to this elusive subject. With contributions by seventeen scholars and improvisers, In the Course of Performance offers a history of research on improvisation and an overview of the different approaches to the topic that can be used, ranging from cognitive study to detailed musical analysis. Such diverse genres as Italian lyrical singing, modal jazz, Indian classical music, Javanese gamelan, and African-American girls' singing games are examined. The most comprehensive guide to the understanding of musical improvisation available, In the Course of Performance will be indispensable to anyone attracted to this fascinating art. Contributors are Stephen Blum, Sau Y. Chan, Jody Cormack, Valerie Woodring Goertzen, Lawrence Gushee, Eve Harwood, Tullia Magrini, Peter Manuel, Ingrid Monson, Bruno Nettl, Jeff Pressing, Ali Jihad Racy, Ronald Riddle, Stephen Slawek, Chris Smith, R. Anderson Sutton, and T. Viswanathan.
A standard work which is still as up-to-date as the first edition five years ago.
Juran s Quality Control Handbook
More than ever the international reference work for managers and specialists, the new Fourth Edition of this classic desktop guide defines how to plan, produce, control, and continually improve quality companywide for the 1990s -- from the executive suite to the factory floor.
La logistique durable
"La mondialisation, la question environnementale et les mutations de la société imposent à chaque entreprise d'être toujours innovante, tant sur le plan technologique qu'organisationnel. La modernisation de la chaîne d'approvisionnement constitue la suite logique de l'évolution de la logistique d'entreprise depuis les années 1950. Cet ouvrage présente les éléments nécessaires à la mise en place d'une logistique durable : la prise en compte de la dimension économique qui met en exergue les poids et rôle des connexions intra et inter-organisationnelles. C'est la remise en cause des notions de logistiques amont, interne, aval, de mutualisation des transports, de prestations logistiques, de traçabilité et de systèmes d'information ; la dimension environnementale qui s'intéresse à des aspects tels que l'éco-conception, la re-production, la gestion des déchets, la logistique des retours et encore le transport 'vert' ; la dimension sociale-sociétale qui permet de poser un regard sur les ressources humaines internes et externes. Pour assurer une bonne mesure de la performance, 'La logistique durable' propose l'élaboration d'un tableau de bord logistique." [Source : 4e de couv.]