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Aging And Retirement In A Lebanese-american Community

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"Retirement is defined as the termination of gainful work that is, of activities one of whose aims is that of obtaining wealth, profit or other social rewards." With this definition, Dr Shenk proceeds with her study of retirement and its effects on a specific ethnic community within the United States, the Lebanese-Americans. While traditional sociocultural attitudes toward aging and the elderly are positive and sympathetic among Lebanese, these attitudes are not necessarily the views of the larger, non-ethnic American population - a situation already setting up contraries in a delicate area. The Lebanese-American, for example, is unhappy with the income social Security payments provide upon retirement in the US: the money is not adequate to support the quality of life these people had expected. For analytic purposes, this study is divided into four phases: (1) preparation and anticipation; (2) the actual moment of withdrawal from the active labour force; (3) initial adjustment to the new way of life; and (4) the patterned, established retirement itself. An important element in all of this is the changing patterns within the host community - the US - where retirement does not necessarily mean the end of useful activities, that the new retiree may very well elect to continue in some active, even gainful activity. Leisure, care of the elderly, mobility, and aging and retirement of women are also discussed - all of this supported by a careful description of the Lebanese in history and as emigrants to America.


Managing Complex, High Risk Projects 2016

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Maximizing reader insights into project management and handling complexity-driven risks, this book explores propagation effects, non-linear consequences, loops, and the emergence of positive properties that may occur over the course of a project.
This book presents an introduction to project management and analysis of traditional project management approaches and their limits regarding complexity. It also includes overviews of recent research works about project complexity modelling and management as well as project complexity-driven issues. 
Moreover, the authors propose their own new approaches, new methodologies and new tools which may be used by project managers and/or researchers and/or students in the management of their projects. These new elements include project complexity definitions and frameworks, multi-criteria approaches for project complexity measurement, advanced methodologies for project management (propagation studies to anticipate potential behaviour of the project, and clustering approaches to improve coordination between project actors) and industrial case studies (automotive industry, civil engineering, railroad industry, performing arts,) and exercises (with their solutions) which will allow readers to improve and strengthen their knowledge and skills in the management of complex and (thus) risky projects.


Ultimate Anti-aging Ways

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Early on in his interactions with his patients, Toshihito Etoh, a Japanese general physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics, began noticing that some patients looked much younger than their true age, while others looked a great deal older. Using his experiences with these patients, Dr. Etoh shares his proven strategies for slowing down the aging process in both the body and the mind. Since ancient times, the Japanese have utilized many techniques for keeping fit and living longer; as a result, today the country is filled with active elderly people with average life expectancies of over eighty-five for women and seventy-nine for men. While offering several exercises to help combat aging, stay fit, and maintain a high quality of life, Dr. Etoh teaches others specifically how to know and accept yourself and your body; become aware of and care for your soul; use a combination of focus, meditation, and breathing to combat aging; learn to walk correctly; keep senses in shape while stimulating the brain; choose low-calorie foods that are high in antioxidants. The groundbreaking, practical wisdom provided in "Ultimate Anti-Aging Ways" will help anyone improve overall fitness while nourishing the mind and body."


De Antichita Diverse Album

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Cassiano's Antichita Diverse album survives almost intact in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. It is a compendium of pen-and-wash drawings of Roman antiquities, including jewellery, amulets, weights and measures, vases and lamps, tripods, statuettes and reliefs. Many of the drawings record the collection in which the objects were then to be found, for they were the subject of much antiquarian study and debate in the early seventeenth century.


Managing Multinationals In A Knowledge Economy

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This volume includes contributing chapters from authors based in Asia, Europe, and North America to examine an emerging topic in the international management field - managing multinationals in a knowledge economy. They were selected to reflect the influences of three key factors - economics, culture, and human resources - on managerial decisions that affect multinationals and their effective operations. Leading the volume is an invited article by John H. Dunning, "An Evolving Paradigm of the Economic Determinants of International Business Activity." It presents a comprehensive review of his thirty-plus years of research on the eclectic paradigm, and a preview of his most recent work on the role of relational and institutional assets in foreign direct investment. This article, along with commentaries on Dunning's work written by Jose de la Torre, Timothy Devinney, Will Mitchell, and Stephen Tallman, can be found in the Research Forum section.
The present volume also includes five other articles selected through a double-blind review process. They complement the Research Forum papers, which focus on the economic determinants of international business activity, by examining critical cultural and human resource issues faced by multinationals. These include: the role of culture in entry mode decisions, the impact of national context on top management teams, cultural attributes of Russian management, the utilization of managerial expatriates, and the bridging of theory and practice in international human resource management research. A review of the volume's ten chapters suggests that, despite all the technological advances in cross-border communication and coordination, social capitaland human resources are the most critical factors possessed by multinationals.



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