Understanding China through Big Data

Understanding China through Big Data

In each chapter of the book, the authors highlight an application of theory-guided macrosociology that has the potential to reinvigorate an ambitious, open-minded and bold approach to sociological research.

Author: Yunsong Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000412345

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Chen, He and Yan present a range of applications of multiple-source big data to core areas of contemporary sociology, demonstrating how a theory-guided approach to macrosociology can help to understand social change in China, especially where traditional approaches are limited by constrained and biased data. In each chapter of the book, the authors highlight an application of theory-guided macrosociology that has the potential to reinvigorate an ambitious, open-minded and bold approach to sociological research. These include social stratification, social networks, medical care, and online behaviours among many others. This research approach focuses on macro-level social process and phenomena by using quantitative models to statistically test for associations and causalities suggested by a clearly hypothesised social theory. By deploying theory-oriented macrosociology where it can best assure macro-level robustness and reliability, big data applications can be more relevant to and guided by social theory. An essential read for sociologists with an interest in quantitative and macro-scale research methods, which also provides fascinating insights into Chinese society as a demonstration of the utility of its methodology.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding China Through Big Data

Understanding China Through Big Data

In each chapter of the book, the authors highlight an application of theory-guided macrosociology that has the potential to reinvigorate an ambitious, open-minded and bold approach to sociological research.

Author: Yunsong Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000412350

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Chen, He and Yan present a range of applications of multiple-source big data to core areas of contemporary sociology, demonstrating how a theory-guided approach to macrosociology can help to understand social change in China, especially where traditional approaches are limited by constrained and biased data. In each chapter of the book, the authors highlight an application of theory-guided macrosociology that has the potential to reinvigorate an ambitious, open-minded and bold approach to sociological research. These include social stratification, social networks, medical care, and online behaviours among many others. This research approach focuses on macro-level social process and phenomena by using quantitative models to statistically test for associations and causalities suggested by a clearly hypothesised social theory. By deploying theory-oriented macrosociology where it can best assure macro-level robustness and reliability, big data applications can be more relevant to and guided by social theory. An essential read for sociologists with an interest in quantitative and macro-scale research methods, which also provides fascinating insights into Chinese society as a demonstration of the utility of its methodology.
Categories: Social Science

The Geography of Mobility Wellbeing and Development in China

The Geography of Mobility  Wellbeing and Development in China

This book brings together a group of international contributors to consider the geographical implications of mobility, wellbeing and development within and across Chinese cities through location-based big data perspectives.

Author: Wenjie Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351623582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Big data is increasingly regarded as a new approach for understanding urban informatics and complex systems. Today, there is unprecedented data availability, with detailed remote-sensed data on the built environment and rich mineable web-based sources in the form of social media, web mapping, information services and other sources of unstructured "big data". This book brings together a group of international contributors to consider the geographical implications of mobility, wellbeing and development within and across Chinese cities through location-based big data perspectives. The degree of urban sprawl, productive density and vibrancy can be reflected from location-based social media big data. The challenge is to identify, map and model these relationships to develop cities at different places in the urban hierarchical system that are more sustainable. This edited book aims to tackle these issues through two inter-related geographical scales: inter-city level and intra-city level. The text is designed for graduate courses in planning, geography, public policy and administration, and for international researchers who are involved in urban and regional economics and economic geography.
Categories: Business & Economics

Big Data Support of Urban Planning and Management

Big Data Support of Urban Planning and Management

In the era of big data, this book explores the new challenges of urban-rural planning and management from a practical perspective based on a multidisciplinary project.

Author: Zhenjiang Shen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319519296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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In the era of big data, this book explores the new challenges of urban-rural planning and management from a practical perspective based on a multidisciplinary project. Researchers as contributors to this book have accomplished their projects by using big data and relevant data mining technologies for investigating the possibilities of big data, such as that obtained through cell phones, social network systems and smart cards instead of conventional survey data for urban planning support. This book showcases active researchers who share their experiences and ideas on human mobility, accessibility and recognition of places, connectivity of transportation and urban structure in order to provide effective analytic and forecasting tools for smart city planning and design solutions in China.
Categories: Business & Economics

Optimizing Big Data Management and Industrial Systems With Intelligent Techniques

Optimizing Big Data Management and Industrial Systems With Intelligent Techniques

International Journal of ComputerScience Trends and Technology, 5(3), 74–78. Zeng, C., Yang, L., & Dong, J. (2017). Management of urban land expansion in China through intensity assessment: A big data perspective.

Author: Öner, Sultan Ceren

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522551386

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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In order to survive an increasingly competitive market, corporations must adopt and employ optimization techniques and big data analytics for more efficient product development and value creation. Understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of new techniques and manufacturing processes allows companies to succeed during the rise of Industry 4.0. Optimizing Big Data Management and Industrial Systems With Intelligent Techniques explores optimization techniques, recommendation systems, and manufacturing processes that support the evaluation of cyber-physical systems, end-to-end engineering, and digitalized control systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as digital economy, fuzzy logic, and data linkage methods, this book is ideally designed for manufacturers, engineers, professionals, managers, academicians, and students.
Categories: Computers

Advanced Metaheuristic Methods in Big Data Retrieval and Analytics

Advanced Metaheuristic Methods in Big Data Retrieval and Analytics

A machine learning approach for big data in oil and gas pipelines. In Future Internet of Things and ... Feeling Bad on Facebook: Depression Disclosures by College Students on Social Networking Site. ... Understanding China's Consumers.

Author: Bouarara, Hadj Ahmed

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522573395

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The amount of data shared and stored on the web and other document repositories is steadily on the rise. Unfortunately, this growth increases inefficiencies and difficulties when trying to find the most relevant and up-to-date information due to unstructured data. Advanced Metaheuristic Methods in Big Data Retrieval and Analytics examines metaheuristic techniques as an important alternative model for solving complex problems that are not treatable by deterministic methods. Recent studies suggest that IR and biomimicry can be used together for several application problems in big data and internet of things, especially when conventional methods would be too expensive or difficult to implement. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as ontology, plagiarism detection, and machine learning, this book is ideally designed for engineers, graduate students, IT professionals, and academicians seeking an overview of new trends in information retrieval in big data.
Categories: Computers

Family Business and Regional Development

Family Business and Regional Development

... Hein A.M. Klemann and Ben Wubs Urban Development in China under the Institution of Land Rights Jieming Zhu The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China Understanding Transformations Through Big Data Edited by Wenjie ...

Author: Rodrigo Basco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429608995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This book explores the relationship between families, firms, and regions and the extent to which these relationships contribute to regional economic and social development. Although family business participation in economic activities has been a common phenomenon since pre-industrial societies, and its importance has evolved throughout time and across spatial contexts, the book suggests that these factors have often been neglected in family business and regional studies. Taking this research gap into account, the book aims to deepen our understanding of the role family firms play in the regional economy. In particular, it explores two seldom studied questions. Firstly, what role do family firms play in regional development? Secondly, how do different spatial regional contexts shape family firm operations and performance? Family Business and Regional Development presents a model of "spatial familiness" and uses themes such as productivity, networks and competitiveness to shed new light on family businesses. Moreover, it approaches the juxtaposition between family business and regional studies to encourage the cross-fertilisation of ideas, theories, and research methods between the two fields. Bringing together leading experts in entrepreneurship, regional economics, and economic geography, this book will be a valuable reading for advanced students, researchers and policymakers interested in family firms, regional studies and economic geography.
Categories: Business & Economics

Outsourcing in European Emerging Economies

Outsourcing in European Emerging Economies

... Hein A.M. Klemann and Ben Wubs Urban Development in China under the Institution of Land Rights Jieming Zhu The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China Understanding Transformations Through Big Data Edited by Wenjie ...

Author: Łukasz Mamica

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000221145

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

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Drawing on a range of European cases, this edited volume analyses the offshoring and outsourcing of foreign companies, with a focus on territorial embeddedness. The book opens by developing a theoretical framework and then presents a range of international case studies exploring the experiences of the service hub cities of Brno, Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow, and Prague. Attention is also given to internal and external determinants of embeddedness, with chapters on the employee perspective, the Fintech industry, corporate social responsibility, and the role of universities. This volume will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in regional economics, economic geography, innovation studies, industrial economics, European economics, and international business.
Categories: Architecture

The Regional Economics of Technological Transformations

The Regional Economics of Technological Transformations

... Hein A.M. Klemann and Ben Wubs Urban Development in China under the Institution of Land Rights Jieming Zhu The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China Understanding Transformations Through Big Data Edited by Wenjie ...

Author: Roberta Capello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000425536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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The Regional Economics of Technological Transformations provides a comprehensive overview of 4.0 technological transformations in Europe and their socio-economic impact, with a particular emphasis on the regional dimension of the phenomena. The authors employ extensive original data and robust quantitative methods to analyse technological change in all regions of the 27 EU countries plus the UK and shed light on this trend for Europe and beyond. Structured in four parts, the book first looks at conceptual definitions, empirical measurements and expected impacts on both the economic performance (GDP and productivity growth) and the labour market, and then moves on to analyse where 4.0 technological transformation actually takes place in Europe and the reasons for this. Next, it offers original empirical evidence on the impacts of the different transformations, and of their intertwined effects, on both the economy and the society. Finally, the book explores the policy implications of this technological transformation. This book will be valuable reading for advanced students, researchers and policymakers working across regional economics, industrial economics and innovation policy. It will be of primary interest to regional scientists interested in the field, who may enjoy the conceptual and empirical solutions to the study of a very complex, timely and still largely unexplored theme. Sociologists, engineers and political economists can benefit from the book’s analysis, noting the urgency of the development of new ethical rules governing the new digital and labour markets. Finally, the book may appeal to policymakers interested in opportunities to increase regional competitiveness and sustainability goals through the advent of 4.0 technologies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Governing Cities

Governing Cities

... Hein A.M. Klemann and Ben Wubs Urban Development in China under the Institution of Land Rights Jieming Zhu The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China Understanding Transformations Through Big Data Edited by Wenjie ...

Author: Kris Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429801532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This book presents the latest research on three issues of crucial importance to Asian cities: governance, livability, and sustainability. Together, these issues canvass the salient trends defining Asian urbanization and are explored through an eclectic compendium of studies that represent the many voices of this diverse region. Examining the processes and implications of Asian urbanization, the book interweaves practical cases with theories and empirical rigor while lending insight and complexity into the towering challenges of urban governance. The book targets a broad audience including thinkers, practitioners, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Myth Busting China s Numbers

Myth Busting China s Numbers

Understanding and Using China's Statistics Matthew Crabbe. more realistic picture. There has to be acceptance that information is always going to be open to interpretation and argument in such a big and stilldeveloping country.

Author: Matthew Crabbe

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137353214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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China is the world's biggest consumer story, but foreign businesses are still getting it wrong due to lack of knowledge and understanding. Myth-Busting China's Numbers provides a unique and insightful critique of China's economic data, analysing what businesses need to be aware of when interpreting this data and why. From GDP down to micro-markets, demographics and company financials, this book looks at the flaws, inaccuracies and manipulations of data from major statistical categories, providing guidance on how to spot and rectify these issues, and allowing businesses to better understand their market and reduce risk. Featuring case studies of businesses that have failed and succeeded based upon on their understanding of China's data, this book is invaluable to anyone with business or investment plans in China. Palgrave Pocket Consultants are concise, authoritative guides that provide actionable solutions to specific, high-level business problems that would otherwise drive you or your company to employ a consultant. Written for aspiring middle-to-senior managers working across business at any scale, they offer solutions to the most cutting-edge issues across modern business. Be your own expert and have the advice you need at your fingertips.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Performance and Managerial Ties in China

Corporate Performance and Managerial Ties in China

transformed the traditional business into modern modules through information technology to collect and retain the huge amount of data cheaper than before (Ferraris et al. 2018). Such development in quick access to data via technology ...

Author: Chris Rowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000505917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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In many countries, business practitioners, policy makers, pundits and laypeople want to know how strong China really is in business. In the preceding century, the overall tone of business comments on China was filled with fanfare and ovation. However, despite economic performance and seemingly inexorable growth, some global data in areas such as labour productivity and digital competitiveness, show a different and more nuanced picture. This collection provides a multi-level reality check on the Chinese economy, firm performance and managerial ties. Given that China must transform its economy and business that can pull global talent together to produce high-end technologies for radically innovative products and services, this book proposes two questions. First, can China restructure its economy from a low-cost growth model to a high value-added innovative model without incurring major structural inertia? Second, can Chinese firms outperform competitors in global high value markets without relying on state initiatives, central funding mechanisms and public R&D institutions? This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal, Asia Pacific Business Review.
Categories: Business & Economics

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact

[CrossRef] Hasan, S.; Zhan, X.; Ukkusuri, S.V. Understanding urban human activity and mobility patterns using large-scale location-based data from online social media. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on urban ...

Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039282203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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A new era of innovation is enabled by the integration of social sciences and information systems research. In this context, the adoption of Big Data and analytics technology brings new insight to the social sciences. It also delivers new, flexible responses to crucial social problems and challenges. We are proud to deliver this edited volume on the social impact of big data research. It is one of the first initiatives worldwide analyzing of the impact of this kind of research on individuals and social issues. The organization of the relevant debate is arranged around three pillars: Section A: Big Data Research for Social Impact: • Big Data and Their Social Impact; • (Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers; • Towards Sustainable Development of Online Communities; • Sentiment from Online Social Networks; • Big Data for Innovation. Section B. Techniques and Methods for Big Data driven research for Social Sciences and Social Impact: • Opinion Mining on Social Media; • Sentiment Analysis of User Preferences; • Sustainable Urban Communities; • Gender Based Check-In Behavior by Using Social Media Big Data; • Web Data-Mining Techniques; • Semantic Network Analysis of Legacy News Media Perception. Section C. Big Data Research Strategies: • Skill Needs for Early Career Researchers—A Text Mining Approach; • Pattern Recognition through Bibliometric Analysis; • Assessing an Organization’s Readiness to Adopt Big Data; • Machine Learning for Predicting Performance; • Analyzing Online Reviews Using Text Mining; • Context–Problem Network and Quantitative Method of Patent Analysis. Complementary social and technological factors including: • Big Social Networks on Sustainable Economic Development; Business Intelligence.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts

The Drum, June 19. http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/06/19/ behind-alibaba-s-mission-reduce-counterfeit-goods-using-big-data-and-technology. McLuhan, Marshall. 1964. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.

Author: Patrice Poujol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030024680

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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This book explores the use of Blockchain and smart contract technologies to develop new ways to finance independent films and digital media worldwide. Using case studies of Alibaba and in-depth, on-set observation of a Sino-US coproduction, as well as research collected from urban China, Hong Kong, Europe, and the USA, Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts explores new digital platforms and what this means for the international production of creative works. This research assesses the change in media consciousness from young urban audiences, their emergence as a potential participative and creative community within dis-intermediated, decentralised and distributed crowdfunding and crowdsourcing models. This research proposes solutions on how these young emerging local creative talents can be identified and nurtured early on, particularly those who now produce creative and artistic audiovisual content whether these works are related to film, Virtual Reality (VR), video game, graphic novels, or music. Ultimately, a new media content finance and production platform implementing blockchain is proposed to bring transparency in the film sector and open doors to emerging artists in digital media. Appropriate for both professionals and academics in the film industry as well as computer science.
Categories: Computers

Financing the Underfinanced

Financing the Underfinanced

Online Lending in China Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma ... The development of online businesses has been markedly characterized by the utilization of the big data, which can help the users of the big data to significantly reduce ...

Author: Jiazhuo G. Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662465257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

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This book, as a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of one of the fastest-growing industries in China, covers all the most important areas and issues in the country’s online lending industry. It includes, but is not limited to, the history of online lending, the scale of the online lending market, the basic business models in and a risk analysis of online lending, the characteristics of typical online-lending borrowers and investors/lenders, the root causes of bankruptcy among failed online lending platforms, a comparative analysis of online lending platforms inside and outside China, the overall ranking of online lending platforms in China and finally, the outlook for the online lending industry in the future. The integration of Internet and finance has, in recent years, been among the most notable topics discussed in the media, the business community and academia, both in China and worldwide. The chapters are supplemented with detailed case studies, which include illustrations and tables and the book combines theoretical analysis with conceptual discussions of and best practices in the online lending industry. It will be of interest to a variety of readers worldwide, including: (1) existing and potential online borrowers; (2) existing and potential online lenders; (3) investors and professionals running online lending platforms; (4) traditional bankers and major shareholders in traditional financial institutions; (5) staff in regulatory government agencies; (6) academics; and (7) the general public.
Categories: Business & Economics

11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

In China four perspectives can be identified through a review of the existing Chinese literature on the development of smart ... the internet of things and the big data applications can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public ...

Author: Dr Tanya Zlateva and Professor Virginia Greiman

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 9781910810828

Category: Reference

Page: 516

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The 11thInternational Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2016) is being held at Boston University, Boston, USA on the 17-18th March 2016. The Conference Chair is Dr Tanya Zlateva and the Programme Chair is Professor Virginia Greiman, both from Boston University. ICCWS is a recognised Cyber Security event on the International research conferences calendar and provides a valuable platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual and empirical advances in the area of Cyber Warfare and Cyber Security. It provides an important opportunity for researchers and managers to come together with peers to share their experiences of using the varied and expanding range of Cyberwar and Cyber Security research available to them. The keynote speakers for the conference are Daryl Haegley from the Department of Defense (DoD), who will address the topic Control Systems Networks...What's in Your Building? and Neal Ziring from the National Security Agency who will be providing some insight to the issue of Is Security Achievable? A Practical Perspective. ICCWS received 125 abstract submissions this year. After the double blind, peer review process there are 43 Academic Research Papers 8 PhD papers Research papers, 7 Masters and 1 work-in-progress papers published in these Conference Proceedings. These papers represent work from around the world, including: Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, District of Columbia, Finland, France, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA.
Categories: Reference

International Business in the Information and Digital Age

International Business in the Information and Digital Age

(2011). google shuts China site in dispute over censorship. New York Times, march 22. houde, J. f., ... (2017). alibaba is now a big data play, says JP morgan analyst predicting more than 30% surge. CNBC, June 27. retrieved from ...

Author: Rob van Tulder

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787563254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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The information and digital age is shaped by a small number of multinational enterprises from a limited number of countries. This volume covers the latest insight from the International Business discipline on prevailing trends in business model evolution. It also discusses critical issues of regulation in the new information and digital space.
Categories: Business & Economics

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for COVID 19

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for COVID 19

Cottle, M., Hoover, W., Kanwal, S., Kohn, M., Strome, T., Treister, N.: Transforming Health Care through Big Data Strategies for ... Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic as a big data analytics issue. https://healthitanalytics.

Author: Fadi Al-Turjman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030601881

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 266

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This book is dedicated to addressing the major challenges in fighting COVID-19 using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) from cost and complexity to availability and accuracy. The aim of this book is to focus on both the design and implementation of AI-based approaches in proposed COVID-19 solutions that are enabled and supported by sensor networks, cloud computing, and 5G and beyond. This book presents research that contributes to the application of ML techniques to the problem of computer communication-assisted diagnosis of COVID-19 and similar diseases. The authors present the latest theoretical developments, real-world applications, and future perspectives on this topic. This book brings together a broad multidisciplinary community, aiming to integrate ideas, theories, models, and techniques from across different disciplines on intelligent solutions/systems, and to inform how cognitive systems in Next Generation Networks (NGN) should be designed, developed, and evaluated while exchanging and processing critical health information. Targeted readers are from varying disciplines who are interested in implementing the smart planet/environments vision via wireless/wired enabling technologies. Includes advances related to COVID-19 diagnosis and tracking through artificial intelligence and machine learning; Enriches the fields of AI and ML with new and innovative operational ideas aimed at aiding in efforts to combat and track COVID-19; Pertains to researchers, scientists, engineers, and practitioners in the field of computing and smart cities technologies.
Categories: Artificial intelligence

Applications of Big Data and Business Analytics in Management

Applications of Big Data and Business Analytics in Management

The aim of this chapter is to develop a strong research base for the academia and the industry to understand the importance of data ... Through Big Data analysis, this chapter attempts to find out the export performance, market demand, ...

Author: Sneha Kumari

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800438866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Applications of Big Data and Business Analytics in Management uses advanced analytic tools to explore the solutions to problems in society, environment and industry. The chapters within bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners, encompassing a wide and diverse set of topics in almost every field.
Categories: Business & Economics

Just Hierarchy

Just Hierarchy

Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World Daniel A. Bell, Wang Pei ... China. 74. Willy Wo-Lap Lam, “Beijing Harnesses Big Data & AI 125-82478_Bell_JustHierarchy_3P.indd 247 11/28/19 8:37 AM Notes to Chapter 5 247.

Author: Daniel A. Bell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691200880

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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A trenchant defense of hierarchy in different spheres of our lives, from the personal to the political All complex and large-scale societies are organized along certain hierarchies, but the concept of hierarchy has become almost taboo in the modern world. Just Hierarchy contends that this stigma is a mistake. In fact, as Daniel Bell and Wang Pei show, it is neither possible nor advisable to do away with social hierarchies. Drawing their arguments from Chinese thought and culture as well as other philosophies and traditions, Bell and Wang ask which forms of hierarchy are justified and how these can serve morally desirable goals. They look at ways of promoting just forms of hierarchy while minimizing the influence of unjust ones, such as those based on race, sex, or caste. Which hierarchical relations are morally justified and why? Bell and Wang argue that it depends on the nature of the social relation and context. Different hierarchical principles ought to govern different kinds of social relations: what justifies hierarchy among intimates is different from what justifies hierarchy among citizens, countries, humans and animals, and humans and intelligent machines. Morally justified hierarchies can and should govern different spheres of our social lives, though these will be very different from the unjust hierarchies that have governed us in the past. A vigorous, systematic defense of hierarchy in the modern world, Just Hierarchy examines how hierarchical social relations can have a useful purpose, not only in personal domains but also in larger political realms.
Categories: Philosophy