The Risk Management in Crowdfunding

Author: Xiaoshuai Yuan
Publisher: Tredition Gmbh
ISBN: 9783732378111
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book gives an introduction of the new funding model crowdfunding," which describes the fund-raising through numerous individuals via online intermediaries. During the financial crisis, traditional financing channels tighten up on their investments, Funding for innovative business projects, for small and medium sized enterprises become more difficult, crowdfunding becomes a feasible solution. Ordinarily crowdfunding is used in the initial funding or early-stage financing, both involve in high risks. Crowdfunding industry is still in its infancy, appropriate stakeholders' protection mechanism not only benefits entrepreneurs and investors, but also has great significance for the industry itself. The content is structured with into 2 main parts, the first part gives a concise overview about the Internet-based financial industry and introduced the basic concept, characteristics of crowdfunding and an overview of the current regulatory state from three dynamic markets: US, Europe and China, to introduce industrial environment from macro-economic perspective. The following part leads into risk management theory and introduces specific risks in crowdfunding, it tries to answer the research question How could crowdfunding platforms reduce risks for its participants? " with selected cases and interviews with industrial insiders."

Experiments in Ethics

Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026094
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduction: The waterless moat -- The case against character -- The case against intuition -- The varieties of moral experience -- The ends of ethics.

The 9th International Conference on Computing and InformationTechnology IC2IT2013

Author: Phayung Meesad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642373712
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume contains the papers of the 9th International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (IC2IT 2013) held at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Bangkok, Thailand, on May 9th-10th, 2013. Traditionally, the conference is organized in conjunction with the National Conference on Computing and Information Technology, one of the leading Thai national events in the area of Computer Science and Engineering. The conference as well as this volume is structured into 3 main tracks on Data Networks/Communication, Data Mining/Machine Learning, and Human Interfaces/Image processing.

Digital Forensics and Watermarking

Author: Yun Q. Shi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364240099X
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Digital-Forensics and Watermarking, IWDW 2012, held in Shanghai, China, during October/November 2012. The 42 revised papers (27 oral and 15 poster papers) were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on steganography and steganalysis; watermarking and copyright protection; forensics and anti-forensics; reversible data hiding; fingerprinting and authentication; visual cryptography.

Objectivity After Kant

Author: Gertrudis van de Vijver
Publisher: Georg Olms
ISBN: 9783487148977
Format: PDF, ePub
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The constraint is the possibility—this was the idea behind a conference that took place in Gent (Belgium) in 2010, under the title "Yes we Kant! Critical reflections on objectivity," and where many of the papers included in this volume were first presented. The questions addressed there all regarded the nature and meaning of objectivity, and how and whether Immanuel Kant’s theory of constitution can still prove relevant to such philosophical concerns. This involves, of course, careful exegesis of Kant’s works, but as the Prussian sage himself recognized: it is the spirit, and not the letter of a philosopher’s oeuvre, that one should seek to grasp. This volume, then, seeks to explore to what extent the idea that the constraint is the possibility captures the spirit of transcendental philosophy. In the Critique of Pure Reason, this idea finds expression in the metaphor of the dove, who regrets that air resistance keeps him from flying ever higher, but forgets that it is this same resistance that keeps him aloft. In much the same way, the limitations and constraints on knowledge may be the very conditions of possibility for objectivity, and not the reasons for its impossibility.