Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

by Phillip Harris

Paperback(2008)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387776392
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/24/2008
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

As a behavioral scientist, Dr. Harris’ career spans some sixty years devoted to human resource and organization development. A management psychologist, he has successfully assisted over 200 clients systems worldwide. For the past twenty-five years, he has concentrated on a specialization in space psychology, serving as a NASA consultant and Faculty Fellow, as well as Associate Fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A professional futurist, the focus of his leading-edge research and practice on human behavior has been leadership, change, communication, culture, and management.

Dr. Harris has authored or edited some forty-four published books, most recently Future Possibilities – Toward Human Emergence and Managing the Knowledge Culture. His classic volume, Managing Cultural Differences, is now in a seventh edition and used as a textbook in four hundred universities and colleges. As co-author of Multicultural Law Enforcement, this best-seller is in a third edition and widely used in criminal justice systems. Besides two prior editions of Living and Working in Space, he has also written a novel, Launch Out – a science-based scenario about private enterprise prospects in lunar industrialization. "Phil" has also written some 250 journal articles, wining eight times the journalism award of excellence from the Aviation/Space Writers Association. He has edited three professional journals, founding one entitled Space Governance. For the past ten years he was a member of the editorial board for The European Business Review where his articles also won a literary award for excellence.

In his multifaceted career, our author has been both a college and corporate vice president, lectured or taught at universities throughout the world. He has been recipient of numerous awards and grants, including from the U. S. Office of Naval Research and the U. S. State Department as a Fulbright Professor to India. A graduate of St. John’s (BBA) and Fordham (MS/Ph.D) Universities, Dr. Harris resides in La Jolla, California. He is listed in several biographical directories, including Who’s Who in America.

Table of Contents

Toward a global space vision, ethos, and enterprise.- Human space exploration and settlement.- Space habitability and the environment.- Cultural implications of space enterprise.- High-performing spacefarers.- Orbital deployment systems and tourism.- Macrothinking in strategic space planning.- Macromanagement of space enterprise.- Challenges in offworld private enterprise.- Lunar enterprises and development.

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