21 Open Access Books about AI, Data, Robots & Business you can klick on – Part 1

Dear guest!

One thing we should remember: Thanks to the widespread and more public available libraries since the beginning of the print book at the start of the Renaissance until the spread of information through the World Wide Web since the 1991:

The access to knowledge has grown dramatically to almost anyone in the world and this stands in sharp contrast to the keeping of knowledge in secret and for a few selected people in the past. But thanks to technology like letterpress printing (credits of course in the west to Johannes G.) and the work of Tim Berners-Lee for the WWW: data, information, and knowledge is now in our Information Age at almost any place in the world and at any time available.

Which can be of course a challenge and leads sometimes even to internet addiction when digital detoxing is not done in time. But I am not an expert in Clinical Psychology, so turn to some other expertise in case of interest in this matter.

Book recommendations: Surely you find helpful insights on “how to stay smart in a smart world” in the same named book by renowned Gerd Gigerenzer (see also his new 2023 published book The Intelligence of Intuition for a deeper understanding of human decision making; Note: free access to Chapter 1).

In the last twenty years another trend emerged and the publication of research papers and textbooks by open access lowers sometimes expensive orders of magazines and textbooks by publishers. One great source for this is the Directory of Open Access Books (doab), which I used for the research on the theme of this newsblog article.

So enjoy, select, klick on, and read one ore more of the following books on Artificial Intelligence, software, robots, business, and related fields.

1) Business Data Ethics (2024)

Authors: Hirsch, Dennis; Bartley, Timothy; Chandrasekaran, Aravind; Norris, Davon; Parthasarathy, Srinivasan; Turner, Piers Norris

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/131983

2) A Circular Built Environment in the Digital Age (2024)

Editors: De Wolf, Catherine; Çetin, Sultan; Bocken, Nancy M. P.

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/133078

3) Introduction to Digital Humanism (2024)

Editors: Werthner, Hannes; Ghezzi, Carlo; Kramer, Jeff; Nida-Rümelin, Julian; Nuseibeh, Bashar; Prem, Erich; Stanger, Alliso

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/133034

4) Internet of Production (2024)

Editors: Brecher, Christian;Schuh, Günther;van der Aalst, Wil; Jarke, Matthias; Piller, Frank T.; Padberg, Melanie

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/133035

5) Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and the Law (2024)

Editors: Sousa Antunes, Henrique; Freitas, Pedro Miguel; Oliveira, Arlindo L.; Martins Pereira, Clara; Vaz de Sequeira, Elsa; Barreto Xavier, Luís

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/133041

6) Shaping the Future of IoT with Edge Intelligence (2024)

Editiors: C. Sofia, Rute & Soldatos, John

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/122405

7) Global Digital Data Governance: Polycentric Perspectives (2024)

Editors: Aguerre, Carolina; Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm; Scholte, Jan Aart

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/132299

8) Real-Life Decision-Making (2024)

Authors: Danielson, Mats & Ekenberg, Love

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/121574

9) Human-Centered AI (2024)

Editors: Régis, Catherine; Denis, Jean-Louis; Axente, Maria Luciana; Kishimoto, Atsuo

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/133843

10) Stephanie Dinkins: On Love & Data (2024)

Author: Mitra, Srimoyee (editor)

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/131332

11) Knowledge and Digital Technology (2024)

Editors: Glückler, Johannes& Panitz, Robert

Link: https://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/134115

Note: This is part 1 of my list with 11 entries. The second part will follow soon with 10 more open access books on the theme of this newsblog article. Stay tuned, connect and contact me for this and other exiticing stuff on technology, business, and human resource management!

I wish you a nice week!

Stefan Klemens

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19 new Textbooks on HR Tech, Data & People Analytics

Dear visitor!

As you know the speed of the world has increased dramatically and the world wide web and the smart phone were important drivers for it.

Technology has also established itself as you know human resources management althought a little time later than in marketing for example. But HR tech or digital HR are not new in organizations anymore, and People Analytics as you may no has established itself as a cross-function in at least big organizations (more or less HR data science).

To keep up with developments in HR tech and HR & People Analytics and get inpiration for your work it is a good idea to exlore the book market from time to time. This I have done these days for you and me: I have collected in this newblog article 15 new books that cover these hot HR topics and which were published since June 2023.

Please note: The list is ordered by publication date (day-month-year) backwards; Translations into English with deepl.com; Images are embedded from their original source; If no remark in the note regardin a work all textbooks are published as first editions.

And: I will write some words or maybe a review like this about one or more of the selected works in the future. So stay tuned and connect with me on LinkedIn or contact me to keep in touch. Can’t wait? Then take a look on my previous newsblogs article with more cool HR tech stuff.

Let’s start!

Data-Driven Talent Management

Image: Kogan Page (embedded)

Basic information:

Author: Kristin Saling
Publication date: 03/08/2024 (Kogan Page), 27/08/2024 (amazon.de)
Publisher: Kogan Page
Language: English
Pages: 288
Price (print): 31.99 Euro (Paperback), 95.00 GBP (Hardback)
Website: https://www.koganpage.com/hr-learning-development/data-driven-talent-management-9781398615786

Note: A table of content is available online on the website. Kogan Page will be publish the textbook in August 2024 according to their website.

About the author:

Kristin Saling is Director at the Innovation Cell for the United States Army Human Resources Command where she enables the command to capitalize on the latest HR business practices and technologies.

See also this article about the unit: https://potomacofficersclub.com/news/us-army-using-data-ai-to-improve-workforce-management/

Source: Publisher; Web search

Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric

Image: Kogan Page (embedded)

Basic information:

Author: Daisung Jang, Martin Edwards, Kirsten Edwards
Publication date: 25/06/2024
Publisher: Kogan Page
Language: English
Pages: 536
Price (print): 50.50 Euro (Paperback), 170.86 GBP (Hardback)
Website: https://www.koganpage.com/hr-learning-development/predictive-hr-analytics-9781398615656

Note: A table of content is available online on the website. Kogan Page will be publish the textbook as the third edition in June 2024 according to their website.

About the authors:

“Martin R Edwards is an Associate Professor in Management at UQ Business School, University Queensland, Australia.

Kirsten Edwards is HR Lead for Advanced Analytics and Data Science at Rio Tinto and has over 20 years’ broad international experience in analytics, HR and management consulting, based in Queensland, Australia.

Daisung Jang has over 10 years’ experience of data analysis and is an expert on R. He is a lecturer in UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia.”

Source: Publisher

Creepy Analytics: Avoid Crossing the Line and Establish Ethical HR Analytics for Smarter Workforce Decisions

Image: McGraw Hill (embedded)

Basic information:

Author: Salvatore V. Falletta
Publication date: 23/02/2024
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Language: English
Pages: 288
Price (print): 29.29 Euro
Website: https://www.mhprofessional.com/creepy-analytics-avoid-crossing-the-line-and-establish-ethical-hr-analytics-for-smarter-workforce-9781265132675-usa

Note: Neither a book preview on the website is available, nor on Google Books. McGraw-Hill’s publishing date is shortly in one week as we read on its internet page.

About the author:

“Dr. Salvatore Falletta is a director and professor of Human Resource Leadership and Organizational Science at Drexel University. […] As a former chief human resources officer, head of Global HR Research and Analytics at a Fortune 100, and thought leader on this subject, Salvatore Falletta has witnessed first-hand the emergence of “creepy analytics” as a hot-button issue.”

Source: Publisher

HR Tech Strategy: Revolutionizing Employee Experience Through HR-Tech Synergy

Image: Business Expert Press (embedded)

Basic information:

Author: Marlene de Koning
Publication date: 30/01/2024
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Language: English
Pages: 214
Price (print): 34.92 Euro / 34.99 USD
Website: https://www.businessexpertpress.com/books/hr-tech-strategy-revolutionizing-employee-experience-through-hr-tech-synergy

Note: A Book preview from the title until page 23 plus “About the Author” and the back cover is available on the website.

About the author:

“Marlene de Koning is a director of HR Tech & Data at PwC, where she leads a team of HR tech and data specialists, who help clients drive workforce transformation, create data driven strategies and implement innovative technologies.”

Source: Publisher

Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics

Image: Sage Publications (embedded)

Basic information:

Authors: Talya Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, David Caughlin, Donald Truxillo
Publication date: 19/01/2024
Publisher: Sage Publications
Language: English
Pages: 600
Price (print): 125.68 Euro (Loose-leaf), 157.39 Euro (Paperback)
Website: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/human-resource-management/book274799

Note: A table of contents of this second edition is available online on the website.

About the authors:

You can find detailed information about the authors on the website.

Recruiting Analytics: Mehr Erfolg mit Data Driven Recruiting und Talent Intelligence

Image: Haufe (embedded)

Basic information:

Authors: Marcel Rütten, Tim Verhoeven
Publication date: 02/01/2024
Publisher: Schäffer-Poeschel (part of Haufe Group)
Language: German
Pages: 168
Price (print): 49.99 Euro
Website: https://shop.haufe.de/prod/recruiting-analytics

Note: The table of contents of the book is available online and as a PDF on the website.

About the authors:

“Marcel Rütten has been working in HR management for over 15 years and is a widely known HR and recruiting expert as Global Talent Acquisition Lead, HR blogger and author. […]”

Source: Publisher


“Tim Verhoeven heads the Talent Intelligence team at Indeed in the DACH region and previously managed recruiting and personnel marketing at an international management consultancy. […]”

Source: Publisher