The punch line of the book “Verbal Phenomenology of the Quality of Human Life Considered in the Sense of Psycholinguistic and Psycho-Pedagogical Methods and Approaches to its Optimization” could be defined as a study developed through systematic analysis of the major psycholinguistic aspects of language image reflected in the general picture of human life with respect to their links with linguistic,existential,aesthetic,cathartic,philosophical,literary,pedagogical,psychological,medical and biological scholarly approaches to the quality of life in the context of activity paradigm. The results of the theoretical study have been incorporated into a practical course aimed at optimization of the quality of human life through language acquisition within the platform under view.
The paper deals with the direct and inverse bifurcation problems for the von Karman equations; the direct bifurcation problem implies that a bifur-cation (branching) structure of the equations is constructed, while the in-verse bifurcation problem is the problem to identify pre-bifurcation states that is to predict buckling. The paper considers the algorithms to solveboth direct and inverse problems; the algorithm for the inverse problem employs the one used to solve the direct problem. The results for cylindri-cal shell subject to external pressure and that one under axial compression are discussed.
This volume comprises the proceedings of the IX Moscow International Conference on Operations Research (ORМ 2018 – Germeyer100) in the scope of fundamental research and applications of decision-making theory under uncertainty, operations research in multiple areas as well as numerical methods of operations research. The conference is devoted to the centenary of the outstanding Soviet scientist, professor Yuri Germeyer who contributed greatly to the development of mathematical foundations of the decision making theory and played a key role in the formation of the domestic school of operations research and the game theory. The reports demonstrate a further and profound development of the Germeyer scientific school.
The monograph discusses theoretical and practical approaches to economic effectiveness and efficiency of information systems (IS) estimation in Russian economy. First, the book considers modern theoretical results. Firm level empirical tests of IT and IS influence on productivity, such as estimation of computer capital impact on productivity; lagged effects of IT, complementary relations between computer, organization and human capital are of special interest.
The author tested some hypotheses on samples of Russian firms. For example, positive effect of computer capital on productivity was tested on a sample of 200 firms. Complementary relations between computer and organizational capital were investigated on some cases of Russian firms.
Theoretical advances enabled improvement of IT effectiveness estimation in practice. For this author purposes a number of new instruments such as map of organizational practice, extended matrix of change, a set of models for allocating IT costs across IT services within the firm. Existing methodologies of IT economic effectiveness and efficiency analysis are discussed as well.
Author acknowledges Michail Lugachyov, Chief of the Economic faculty IS economics department for consistent support of this research and important comments, Konstantin Zimin for access to unique set of data on IT expenses in Russian firms, Vladimir Ananyin and Pavel Alfyorov for useful discussions.