Released on 2022-06-13Categories Literary Criticism

Conceptual Metaphors as an Organisational Framework of the Specialist Language of IT

Conceptual Metaphors as an Organisational Framework of the Specialist Language of IT

Author: Magdalena Krawiec

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847014522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 361

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Magdalena Krawiec provides insight into the underlying conceptual structure of information technology and gives a plausible account of the patterns of metaphorical conceptualisation manifested in the specialist language of IT. Conceptual metaphors map our concrete experience onto abstract experiences, so as to effortlessly get hold of new emergent concepts. On the one hand, our ability to make our world thinkable rests on the use of our past experiences, whereas on the other hand, IT specialists familiarise themselves with yet unknown conceptual structures through the interaction with the specialist scenery. Specialists' thinkability of the specialist surroundings is grounded in their perception of similarity which enables them to adapt both conceptually and linguistically to their specialist practice.
Released on 2013-06-29Categories Business & Economics

Critical Issues in Systems Theory and Practice

Critical Issues in Systems Theory and Practice

Author: K. Ellis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475798838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 712

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The systems movement, now 40 years old, is made up of many associations of systems thinkers from different disciplines all over the world. The United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS) was formed in 1978. Today it has over 300 members and is committed to the development and promotion of "systems" philosophy, theory, concepts and methodolo gies for improving decision making for the benefit of organizations and wider society. The first UKSS International Conference was held at the University of Hull in July ofHuddersfield 1989. Since then we have held International Conferences at the Universities (1991) and Paisley (1993). The UKSS International Conferences are now an established biannual event and this, our fourth international conference, will be jointly hosted by the Universities of Hull and Humberside. Systems science is considered to be a trans-discipline which promotes critical and effective intervention in complex organisational and social problem situations. As such it traverses "hard", through "soft" to "critical" systems thinking and methodologies. Yet, despite the currently robust state of the UKSS the systems movement cannot be described as an international movement: different subdisciplines are at different stages of development and are often engaged in pursuing their own particular interests and themes with little "conversation" between the subdisciplines despite their common interest in systems.
Released on 2018-12-21Categories Business & Economics

Strategic Collaborative Innovations in Organizational Systems

Strategic Collaborative Innovations in Organizational Systems

Author: Mupepi, Mambo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522573913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 981

Organizations today need to continually implement new strategies that increase the sustainability and competitiveness of a business. By sharing experiences in a collaborative environment where the collective experience of its membership can lead to the design and implementation of new technology and product improvement, a company can differentiate itself to successfully compete in the business realm. Strategic Collaborative Innovations in Organizational Systems is a collection of research on the methods and applications of collaborative strategies in advancing the efficiency and effectiveness of a firm. Highlighting a range of topics including organizational design, productivity strategies, and workforce diversity, this book is ideally designed for academicians, business managers, entrepreneurs, human resources managers, researchers, graduate students, and scholars seeking current research on business and competitive strategies within a collaborative and organizational context.
Released on 2009-02-05Categories Business & Economics

The Romantic Economist

The Romantic Economist

Author: Richard Bronk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521513845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

View: 314

Since economies are dynamic processes driven by creativity, social norms, and emotions as well as rational calculation, why do economists largely study them using static equilibrium models and narrow rationalistic assumptions? This book argues that economists should look for new techniques in Romantic poetry and philosophy.
Released on 2019-10-01Categories Education

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School

Author: Susan Capel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351037136

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 526

With an emphasis on developing a reflective, resilient approach that will ensure both effective teaching and teacher well-being, Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School covers key issues that may be encountered in the day-to-day practice of teaching in the secondary school. With evidence-based practice at the forefront, this volume allows new teachers to avoid common pitfalls of teaching and it will help provide a new-found confidence within the classroom. Including a wide range of tasks that will help guide and demonstrate successful practice, this book covers topics and concerns such as: Building relationships within teaching Managing and responding to change Becoming an inclusive educator Working to improve classroom climate and pupil behaviour Assessment, homework and marking Inclusion of digital technologies and ICT Looking after yourself and your professional development Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School can be utilised to help support and provide ideas on specific areas of concern, or it can be read as a continuing professional development (CPD) companion, allowing practice to be developed and refined. Written by world-renown experts in the field, this volume provides support for all newly qualified teachers and is an essential resource for the first year of teaching and beyond.