You Don´t Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism highlights how race and gender create barriers to recruitment, professional development, and advancement to partnership for black women in elite corporate law firms. Utilizing narratives of black female lawyers, this book offers a blend of accessible theory to benefit any reader willing to learn about the underlying challenges that lead to their high attrition rates. Drawing from narratives of black female lawyers, their experiences center around gendered racism and are embedded within institutional practices at the hands of predominantly white men. In particular, the book covers topics such as appearance, white narratives of affirmative action, differences and similarities with white women and black men, exclusion from social and professional networking opportunities and lack of mentors, sponsors and substantive training. This book highlights the often-hidden mechanisms elite law firms utilize to perpetuate and maintain a dominant white male system. Weaving the narratives with a critical race analysis and accessible writing, the reader is exposed to this exclusive elite environment, demonstrating the rawness and reality of black women?s experiences in white spaces. Finally, we get to hear the voices of black female lawyers as they tell their stories and perspectives on working in a highly competitive, racialized and gendered environment, and the impact it has on their advancement and beyond.
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The increasing power of computer technologies, the evolution of software engineering and the advent of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) worldwide has helped make traffic simulation one of the most used approaches for traffic analysis in support of the design and evaluation of traffic systems. The ability of traffic simulation software to emulate the time variability of traffic phenomena makes it a uniquely useful tool for capturing the complexity of traffic systems. While a wide variety of simulation software is available, no one book has presented a unified treatment of the subject. Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation is the first book to provide practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive treatment of the state of the art of traffic simulation. Leading researchers worldwide provide up-to-date information on: - Simulation as a well established and grounded OR technique and its specificities when applied to traffic systems - The main approaches to traffic simulation and the principles of traffic simulation model building - The fundamentals of traffic flow theory and its application to traffic simulation in - Microscopic traffic modeling - Mesoscopic traffic modeling - Macroscopic traffic modeling - The principles of Dynamic Traffic Assignment and its application to traffic simulation - The calibration and validation of traffic simulation models This important work will appeal to professionals, including transport consultants, managers in design firms and government, and even simulation software developers. It will also provide researchers with the first comprehensive overview of the subject, and can serve as a text or recommended reading in courses on traffic simulation and transportation analysis. The increasing power of computer technologies, the evolution of software en- neering and the advent of the intelligent transport systems has prompted traf c simulation to become one of the most used approaches for traf c analysis in s- port of the design and evaluation of traf c systems. The ability of traf c simulation to emulate the time variability of traf c phenomena makes it a unique tool for capturing the complexity of traf c systems. In recent years, traf c simulation - and namely microscopic traf c simulation - has moved from the academic to the professional world. A wide variety of traf- c simulation software is currently available on the market and it is utilized by thousands of users, consultants, researchers and public agencies. Microscopic traf c simulation based on the emulation of traf c ows from the dynamics of individual vehicles is becoming one the most attractive approaches. However, traf c simulation still lacks a uni ed treatment. Dozens of papers on theory and applications are published in scienti c journals every year. A search of simulation-related papers and workshops through the proceedings of the last annual TRB meetings would support this assertion, as would a review of the minutes from speci cally dedicated meetings such as the International Symposiums on Traf c Simulation (Yokohama, 2002; Lausanne, 2006; Brisbane, 2008) or the International Workshops on Traf c Modeling and Simulation (Tucson, 2001; Barcelona, 2003; Sedona, 2005; Graz 2008). Yet, the only comprehensive treatment of the subject to be found so far is in the user´s manuals of various software products.
The definitive source of information on all topics related to investment valuation tools and techniques Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is buy, sell or hold. But the pricing of many assets has become a more complex task in modern markets, especially after the recent financial crisis. In order to be successful at this endeavor, you must have a firm understanding of the proper valuation techniques. One valuation book stands out as withstanding the test of time among investors and students of financial markets, Aswath Damodaran´sInvestment Valuation. Now completely revised and updated to reflect changing market conditions, this third edition comprehensively introduces investment professionals and students to the range of valuation models available and how to chose the right model for any given asset valuation scenario. This edition includes valuation techniques for a whole host of real options, start-up firms, unconventional assets, distressed companies and private equity, and real estate. All examples have been updated and new material has been added. * Fully revised to incorporate valuation lessons learned from the last five years, from the market crisis and emerging markets to new types of equity investments * Includes valuation practices across the life cycle of companies and emphasizes value enhancement measures, such as EVA and CFROI * Contains a new chapter on probabilistic valuation techniques such as decision trees and Monte Carlo Simulation * Author Aswath Damodaran is regarded as one of the best educators and thinkers on the topic of investment valuation This indispensable guide is a must read for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of investment valuation and its methods. With it, you can take the insights and advice of a recognized authority on the valuation process and immediately put them to work for you.
For courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management. An Integrated Approach to Operations and Supply Chain Management Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management is an integrated, comprehensive introduction to both Operations and Supply chain management topics. The text remains engaging and brief while integrating all of the major concepts of both subjects in one cohesive source. The Fourth Edition contains updated chapter content and thorough coverage of analytical tools and techniques that apply to Operations and Supply Chain Management. Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management explores two essential, introductory business subjects in an interesting and relatable manner by providing students with real world examples and easy-to-understand material. MyOMLab ® is not included. Students, if MyOMLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyOMLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyOMLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management uses the following features to facilitate learning: A highly integrated approach helps students understand the importance of linking operations with their supply chain partners. Integrated Presentations are highlighted in Front Page end papers. Comprehensive coverage of traditional OM areas such as quality, capacity, queuing, forecasting, inventory, planning and control, and project management introduce students to the topic and how it will apply to supply chain management. Tools and techniques are introduced within the context of the OM and SCM issues at hand. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are incorporated into the text and homework. REVISED! Thoroughly updated chapter content provides students with the most recent information in Operations and Supply chain Management as well as real world examples and case studies to connect with new material. UPDATED! Chapter 1 now includes a link to the Institute for Supply Management?s (ISM) annual salary survey, which breaks down salaries by job position, work experience, and education level. REVISED! Chapter 2 engages students with the real world example of Tesla Motor?s operations and supply chain strategy, addressing: Battery manufacturing Supercharging stations and ends This chapter also includes a case study that examines Netflix?s strategic shift from a supply chain strategy dominated by physical activities to one dominated by information flows, reinforcing the idea that supply chains can link together players through physical flows, information flows, or monetary flows. REVISED! Chapter 4 addresses the topic of Business Process through the example of Intermountain Healthcare?s struggle to provide both affordable yet high-level care. Highlights the unique computerized ?protocols? solution for common ailments while simultaneously preserving the flexibility needed to deal with complex cases. Illustrates how critical effective business process management is to meeting today?s organizational challenges. REVISED! Chapter 7 introduces the concept of Supply Management with an expanded discussion of how social responsibility extends to a firm?s sourcing partners. A detailed discussion of the challenges facing the apparel industry is included, as well as a discussion of service blueprinting. REVISED! Chapter 12 includes a two-part case study on BigDawg Customs, giving students a reference for how to solve supply chain management issues. Sourcing and Purchasing are covered in two chapters with additional coverage on: Portfolio analysis Spend analysis Sustainable supply issues Use of descriptive models help students visually understand Operations and Supply Chain Management flow and processes: Supply-Chain Operations Reference model provides updated information on key professional groups in the operations and supply chain management areas. Chapter Problems are used to test student knowledge and