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Top 5 downloaded articles of March 2020

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1) Sleep medicine

Sleep is an activity that is exhibited by virtually all animal species, but our understanding of its true function remains unclear. What is better understood are the effects on a range of human and animal biological systems when sleep is degraded or reduced. These effects are observed in the form of sleep loss and sleep disorders. This eBook describes the basic physiology of sleep and the range of sleep disorders and their consequences.

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2) Ethos and narrative interpretation: The negotiation of values in fiction

“Ethos and Narrative Interpretation” examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker’s psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos to literary characters, narrators, and even to authors?

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3) Emergent success factors for entrepreneurial e-media companies

The study investigates the factors that positively influence the efficacy of e-media business models. Taking into consideration the existing literature that mentions the ineffectiveness of the subscription model, it attempts to investigate new factors that contribute to the success of e-media business models. These factors are specific content, innovation, multiple revenue sources, interactivity and media brand communities.

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4) The discourse studies reader: Main currents in theory and analysis

Discourse studies is an interdisciplinary field studying the social production of meaning across the entire spectrum of the social sciences and humanities. The “Discourse Studies Reader” brings together 40 key readings from discourse researchers in Europe and North America, some of which are now translated into English for the first time.

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5) The internationalization of commercial real estate markets in France and Germany

This paper investigates the internationalization of the commercial real estate markets of France and Germany, which are typically ignored in comparative political economy. Although both markets are embedded in Continental European capitalism, their trajectories of internationalization vary. Exploring processes of internationalization, it also shows how these processes have played out in the commercial real estate markets of France and Germany.

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