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A Washington Post Bestseller Three Principles for Managing--and Avoiding--the Problems of Growth Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment: find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. ...
The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth
A Washington Post Bestseller Three Principles for Managing--and Avoiding--the Problems of Growth Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment: find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. But when Bain & Company's Chris Zook and James Allen, authors of the bestselling Profit from the Core, researched this question, they found that when companies fail to achieve their growth targets, 90 percent of the time the root causes are internal, not external--increasing distance from the front lines, loss of accountability, proliferating processes and bureaucracy, to name only a few. What's more, companies experience a set of predictable internal crises, at predictable stages, as they grow. Even for healthy companies, these crises, if not managed properly, stifle the ability to grow further--and can actively lead to decline. The key insight from Zook and Allen's research is that managing these choke points requires a founder's mentality --behaviors typically embodied by a bold, ambitious founder--to restore speed, focus, and connection to customers: * An insurgent's clear mission and purpose * An unambiguous owner mindset * A relentless obsession with the front line Based on the authors' decade-long study of companies in more than forty countries, The Founder's Mentality demonstrates the strong relationship between these three traits in companies of all kinds--not just start-ups--and their ability to sustain performance. Through rich analysis and inspiring examples, this book shows how any leader--not only a founder--can instill and leverage a founder's mentality throughout their organization and find lasting, profitable growth.
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37.54 USD

The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

by James Allen, Chris Zook
Hardback
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Over the last 25 years, Geoffrey Moore has established himself as one of the most influential high-tech advisors in the world--once prompting Conan O'Brien to ask Who is Geoffrey Moore and why is he more famous than me? Following up on the ferociously innovative ESCAPE VELOCITY, which served as the ...
Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption
Over the last 25 years, Geoffrey Moore has established himself as one of the most influential high-tech advisors in the world--once prompting Conan O'Brien to ask Who is Geoffrey Moore and why is he more famous than me? Following up on the ferociously innovative ESCAPE VELOCITY, which served as the basis for Moore's consulting work to such companies as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Intel, ZONE TO WIN serves as the companion playbook for his landmark guide, offering a practical manual to address the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. Focused on spurring next-generation growth, guiding mergers and acquisitions, and embracing disruption and innovation, ZONE TO WIN is a high-powered tool for driving your company above and beyond its limitations, its definitions of success, and ultimately, its competitors. Moore's classic bestseller, CROSSING THE CHASM, has sold more than one million copies by addressing the challenges faced by start-up companies. Now ZONE TO WIN is set to guide established enterprises through the same journey. For any company, regardless of size or industry, ZONE TO WIN is the playbook for succeeding in today's disruptive, connected, fast-paced business world. --Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce Once again Geoffrey Moore weighs in with a prescient examination of what it takes to win in today's competitive, disruptive business environment. --Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft With this book, Geoffrey Moore continues to lead us all through ever-changing times...His work has changed the game of changing the game! --Gary Kovacs, CEO, AVG ZONE TO WIN uses crystal-clear language to describe the management plays necessary to win in an ever-disrupting marketplace. Regardless of your level of management experience, you will find this book an invaluable tool for building long-term success for your business. --Lip-Bu Tan, President and CEO, Cadence Design Systems
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19.940000 USD

Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

by Geoffrey A. Moore
Paperback / softback
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Understanding Development offers a comprehensive introduction to the multidimensional and evolving nature of international development in the contemporary world. This new edition has been fully revised and expanded to incorporate the key events, trends and debates that are shaping development today, such as humanitarianism and the global refugee crisis, the ...
Understanding Development
Understanding Development offers a comprehensive introduction to the multidimensional and evolving nature of international development in the contemporary world. This new edition has been fully revised and expanded to incorporate the key events, trends and debates that are shaping development today, such as humanitarianism and the global refugee crisis, the growing number of fragile states, and the contested nature of trade and trade deals. Building on the book s original framework, the second edition also includes three new chapters which explore development in relation to global policy formation, focusing on the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and the start of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which will run until 2030. Designed to offer something different to the standard introductions to the topic, this issues-driven text examines the debates that have generated the most interest and passion among practitioners and non-practitioners alike. Always attentive to the contested and plural nature of the field, it makes the case for a genuinely interdisciplinary approach which takes full account of the impact of globalization. Both wide-ranging and critical, Understanding Development is the essential student guide to one of the most challenging subjects of our age.
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31.450000 USD

Understanding Development

by Paul Hopper
Paperback
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The countryside has sometimes been marginalized in discussions of economic and societal development, in favour of the urban. This book aims to engender a scientific and socio-political debate and a re-evaluation of the way in which the concept of the rural, peripheral and marginal is treated in scientific endeavors, in ...
The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development: An Alternative Perspective
The countryside has sometimes been marginalized in discussions of economic and societal development, in favour of the urban. This book aims to engender a scientific and socio-political debate and a re-evaluation of the way in which the concept of the rural, peripheral and marginal is treated in scientific endeavors, in popular presentations and in basic policy elaborations. The book deconstructs the concept of the urban, in order to disqualify the idea of urban-rural, center-periphery comparisons, and ultimately to present an alternative approach and to provide a spark for ongoing discussions.
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196.22 USD

The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development: An Alternative Perspective

by Peter de Souza
Hardback
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One of the most important steps in launching or expanding a venture is the creation of a business plan. The absence of a written business plan can lead to failure for new businesses, and inhibit growth and development. Based on methodology developed at Cranfield School of Management, The Business Plan ...
The Business Plan Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating and Developing a Successful Business
One of the most important steps in launching or expanding a venture is the creation of a business plan. The absence of a written business plan can lead to failure for new businesses, and inhibit growth and development. Based on methodology developed at Cranfield School of Management, The Business Plan Workbook takes a practical approach to the topic of business planning. Perfect for those growing businesses, as well as a range of academic and professional courses, this title takes the reader step-by-step through each phase of the development of a business plan, from creating a competitive business strategy to its writing and presentation. With 29 corresponding assignments that each includes case studies such as Hotmail, Cobra Beer, IKEA and Amazon, actively engaging questions and worksheets, it will enable you to validate your business idea, brand your business, research your market, and raise finance. This new edition includes an additional assignment covering online content, key words, SEO, Social Media, traffic tracking, affiliate marketing and online advertising. With a range of fresh case studies including BrewDog, Chilango and Honest Burgers, this fully updated ninth edition of The Business Plan Workbook is an invaluable and comprehensive guide to all aspects of business planning. Online supporting resources for this book include lecture slides, test questions and answers, and a new guide to online courses, lectures and case studies.
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34.11 USD

The Business Plan Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating and Developing a Successful Business

by Robert Brown, Paul Barrow, Colin Barrow
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What are the long-term structural features of the Egyptian economy? What are the factors that have facilitated or inhibited its performance? This crucial and timely work answers these questions and more by examining the most important economic decisions to have impacted the Egyptian economy since 1952 and the political factors ...
The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt, 1952-2015
What are the long-term structural features of the Egyptian economy? What are the factors that have facilitated or inhibited its performance? This crucial and timely work answers these questions and more by examining the most important economic decisions to have impacted the Egyptian economy since 1952 and the political factors behind them. Drawing on Khalid Ikram's extensive knowledge of economic policymaking at the highest levels, The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt, 1952-2015 lays out the enduring features of the Egyptian economy and its performance since 1952 before presenting an account of policy-making, growth and structural change under the country's successive presidents to the present day. Topics covered include agrarian reforms; the Aswan High Dam; the move towards Arab socialism and a planned economy; the reversal of strategy and the infitah; fiscal, monetary, and exchange-rate policies; consumer subsidies; external debt crises; negotiations between Egypt and international donors and financial institutions; privatization; labor and employment; and poverty and income distribution. The analysis concludes with an examination of institutional reforms and development strategies to tackle the Egyptian economy's structural problems and lay the foundation for sustained and rapid growth. Written from the point of view of a 'participant-observer, ' this book will be indispensable to students of political economy, to scholars of Egypt and the Middle East, and to the general reader who wishes to understand, especially from the wealth of insider information provided, how domestic and international politics and economics can interact to shape decisions that promote, or prevent, economic reforms.
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67.40 USD

The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt, 1952-2015

by Khalid Ikram
Hardback
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Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system that mistakes short-term results for long-term transformation and gets attacked across the political spectrum - those on the right ...
Why We Lie About Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change
Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system that mistakes short-term results for long-term transformation and gets attacked across the political spectrum - those on the right claiming we don't spend enough, those on the left that we don't spend enough. The reality, as Yanguas argues in this highly provocative book, is that aid isn't - or at least shouldn't be - about levels of spending, nor interventions shacked to vague notions of 'accountability', 'ownership' and 'harmonisation'. Instead, a different approach is possible, one that acknowledges aid as being about struggle, about taking sides, about politics. It is an approach that has been quietly applied by innovative development practitioners around the world, providing political coverage for local reformers to open up spaces for change. Drawing on a variety of convention-defying stories from aid practitioners across the world - from Britain to the US; Sierra Leone to Honduras - Yanguas provides an eye-opening account of what we really mean when we talk about aid.
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28.99 USD

Why We Lie About Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change

by Pablo Yanguas
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The tangible value of increased water efficiency and reuse/recycling and improved social license to operate are moving more companies to adopt water stewardship strategies. This book frames the business value of water stewardship, including brand value, to stakeholders including consumers, customers, investors and employees. The book shows that until recently ...
Water Stewardship and Business Value
The tangible value of increased water efficiency and reuse/recycling and improved social license to operate are moving more companies to adopt water stewardship strategies. This book frames the business value of water stewardship, including brand value, to stakeholders including consumers, customers, investors and employees. The book shows that until recently the linkage between full business value and water stewardship has been missing from the corporate agenda. This linkage and value creation from a leading water stewardship strategy is increasingly important to socially responsible investors and aspirationals who value companies that have a social mission or focus to their overall business strategy. In general the largest portion of a company's market capitalization is intangible value and understanding how a water stewardship strategy contributes to this intangible value is essential. The authors include cases studies and a framework or path forward to guide companies as they seek to build leading water stewardship and corporate social responsibility strategies and drive full business value from this investment. The book establishes the linkage and value from an integrated water stewardship and business strategy and an approach for companies to follow.
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59.70 USD

Water Stewardship and Business Value

by David Grant, Stuart Orr, William Sarni
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In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the ...
TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking
In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is absolutely the best person to have written this book' Elizabeth Gilbert.Anderson shares his five key techniques to presentation success: Connection, Narration, Explanation, Persuasion and Revelation (plus the three to avoid). He also answers the most frequently asked questions about giving a talk, from 'What should I wear?' to 'How do I handle my nerves?'.Ted Talks is also full of presentation tips from such TED notable speakers as Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert, Amanda Palmer, Matt Ridley and many more. This is a lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a truly memorable speech. In Ted Talks Anderson pulls back the TED curtain for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare an exceptional presentation.
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17.05 USD

TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking

by Chris Anderson
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This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future. Contemporary digital technologies are hailed by tech companies, governments ...
Digital Technology and Sustainability: Embracing the Paradox
This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future. Contemporary digital technologies are hailed by tech companies, governments and academics as leading-edge solutions to the challenges of environmental sustainability; smarter homes, more persuasive technologies, and a robust Internet of Things hold the promise for creating a greener world. Yet, deployments of interactive technologies for such purposes often lead to a paradox: they algorithmically optimize heating and lighting of houses without regard to the dynamics of daily life in the home; they can collect and display data that allow us to reflect on energy and emissions, yet the same information can cause us to raise our expectations for comfort and convenience; they might allow us to share best practice for sustainable living through social networking and online communities, yet these same systems further our participation in consumerism and contribute to an ever-greater volume of electronic waste.By acknowledging these paradoxes, this book represents a significant critical inquiry into digital technology's longer-term impact on ideals of sustainability. Written by an interdisciplinary team of contributors this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of human computer interaction and environmental studies.
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196.22 USD

Digital Technology and Sustainability: Embracing the Paradox

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A truly comprehensive introduction to the topic, Understanding Sustainable Development is designed to give students on a wide range of courses an appreciation of the key concepts and theories of sustainable development. Fully updated, the third edition includes detailed coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals and their impact on global ...
Understanding Sustainable Development
A truly comprehensive introduction to the topic, Understanding Sustainable Development is designed to give students on a wide range of courses an appreciation of the key concepts and theories of sustainable development. Fully updated, the third edition includes detailed coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals and their impact on global development. Major challenges and topics are explored through a range of international case studies and media examples which maintain the `global to local' structure of the current edition. With an extensive and up to date website and pedagogy, Understanding Sustainable Development is the most complete guide to the subject for course leaders, undergraduates and postgraduates.
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56.29 USD

Understanding Sustainable Development

by John Blewitt
Paperback
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Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian rapidly industrialized, becoming a tributary to an increasingly borderless East Asian economy. And though President Trump has called for the end of American carnage -the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs-domestic retailers and merchandisers still willingly ship production overseas, primarily to Taiwan. In this book, Gary ...
Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy
Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian rapidly industrialized, becoming a tributary to an increasingly borderless East Asian economy. And though President Trump has called for the end of American carnage -the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs-domestic retailers and merchandisers still willingly ship production overseas, primarily to Taiwan. In this book, Gary G. Hamilton and Cheng-shu Kao show how Taiwanese businesspeople have played a tremendous, unsung role in their nation's continuing ascent. From prominent names like Pou Chen and Hon Hai to the owners of small and midsize firms, Taiwan's contract manufacturers have become the world's most sophisticated suppliers of consumer products the world over. Drawing on over 30 years of research and more than 800 interviews, Hamilton and Kao tell these industrialists' stories. The picture that emerges is one of agile neo-capitalists, caught in the flux of a rapidly changing landscape, who tirelessly endeavor to profit on it. Making Money reveals its subjects to be at once producers of economic globalization and its byproducts. While the future of Taiwanese business is uncertain, the durability of demand-led capitalism is not.
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94.500000 USD

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy

by Gary G. Hamilton
Hardback
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Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian rapidly industrialized, becoming a tributary to an increasingly borderless East Asian economy. And though President Trump has called for the end of American carnage -the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs-domestic retailers and merchandisers still willingly ship production overseas, primarily to Taiwan. In this book, Gary ...
Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy
Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian rapidly industrialized, becoming a tributary to an increasingly borderless East Asian economy. And though President Trump has called for the end of American carnage -the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs-domestic retailers and merchandisers still willingly ship production overseas, primarily to Taiwan. In this book, Gary G. Hamilton and Cheng-shu Kao show how Taiwanese businesspeople have played a tremendous, unsung role in their nation's continuing ascent. From prominent names like Pou Chen and Hon Hai to the owners of small and midsize firms, Taiwan's contract manufacturers have become the world's most sophisticated suppliers of consumer products the world over. Drawing on over 30 years of research and more than 800 interviews, Hamilton and Kao tell these industrialists' stories. The picture that emerges is one of agile neo-capitalists, caught in the flux of a rapidly changing landscape, who tirelessly endeavor to profit on it. Making Money reveals its subjects to be at once producers of economic globalization and its byproducts. While the future of Taiwanese business is uncertain, the durability of demand-led capitalism is not.
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29.350000 USD

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy

by Gary G. Hamilton
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This book discusses the developments in trade theories, including new-new trade models accounting for firm level trade flows; trade growth accounting using inverse gravity models (including distortions in gravity models); impact of trade liberalization under the aegis of regional and multilateral liberalization efforts of economies using partial and general equilibrium ...
Theorizing International Trade: An Indian Perspective: 2017
This book discusses the developments in trade theories, including new-new trade models accounting for firm level trade flows; trade growth accounting using inverse gravity models (including distortions in gravity models); impact of trade liberalization under the aegis of regional and multilateral liberalization efforts of economies using partial and general equilibrium analysis; methodologies of constructing ad valorem equivalents of non-tariff barriers; determination of countries trade and exchange rate flows; volatility spillover effects of financial and exchange rate markets; among others. The book pays special attention to the use of computable general equilibrium analysis in understanding the various benefits and costs of countries aligning under free trade agreements with other countries and regional groups. It also discusses the various developments taking place in trade theory and gravity modeling, juxtaposing the theory with empirics related to India and other countries of the world. The main purpose of the book is to guide researchers working in the area of international trade, especially focused on empirical analyses of trade policy issues, in updating their knowledge on issues related to trade theory, empirical methods, and their applications. The book would prove useful for policy makers, academicians, researchers & docents, and general readers.
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188.990000 USD

Theorizing International Trade: An Indian Perspective: 2017

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This book focuses on the tremendous shift in both economic growth and development progress taking place towards the Asia-Pacific Region. Each of the countries in the region has various concerns and challenges for its sustainable development, a common goal most of them are trying to achieve at the moment. Interestingly, ...
Towards A Common Future: Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region: 2017
This book focuses on the tremendous shift in both economic growth and development progress taking place towards the Asia-Pacific Region. Each of the countries in the region has various concerns and challenges for its sustainable development, a common goal most of them are trying to achieve at the moment. Interestingly, sustainable development in the region may be critical for achieving sustainable development at the global level as well. With a limited mandate, the book covers some specific developmental issues of 'the hot spots' of APR that are regarded to be contributing to their sustainable development. The book also looks at the formation and strengthening of some economic and financial initiatives with the potentials to affect growth and influence economic cooperation and integration of the countries in the region.
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167.990000 USD

Towards A Common Future: Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region: 2017

by Yasushi Suzuki, Arindam Banik
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The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from ...
Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future
The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics and their future prospects. Renewable Energy provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various 'renewables'. The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implications and energy security, as political and economic pressures move society towards a low-carbon future. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes, through a discussion of the individual renewable sources, to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks and the outlook for renewable energy, this book provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables. Online Resource Centre Renewable Energy is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which features: For students: * Auto- marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter * Curated links to further information and up-to-date energy statistics. For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures
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75.06 USD

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

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In the mid-2000s it seemed that the global carbon market would take off and spark the worldwide transition to a profitable low carbon economy. A decade on, the experiment in carbon trading is failing. Carbon market schemes have been plagued by problems and resistance to carbon pricing has come from ...
Pricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, Market Failure and the State
In the mid-2000s it seemed that the global carbon market would take off and spark the worldwide transition to a profitable low carbon economy. A decade on, the experiment in carbon trading is failing. Carbon market schemes have been plagued by problems and resistance to carbon pricing has come from the political Left and Right. In the Australian case, a national emissions trading scheme (ETS) was dismantled after a long, bitter public debate. The replacement 'Direct Action Plan' is also in disrepute. Pricing Carbon in Australia examines the rise and fall of the ETS in Australia between 2007 and 2015, exploring the underlying contradictions of marketised climate policy. Through this and other international examples, the book offers a critique of the political economy of marketised climate policy, exploring why the hopes for global carbon trading have been dashed. The Australian case is interpreted in light of a broader legitimation crisis as state strategies for (temporarily) displacing the climate crisis continue to fail. Importantly, alternative agendas for state action are emerging as campaigns for the retrenchment of fossil fuel assets and for just renewable energy transition continue transforming climate politics and policy. This book is a valuable resource for practitioners and academics in the fields of environmental policy and politics and social movement studies.
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179.16 USD

Pricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, Market Failure and the State

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Access to new sources of energy and their efficient conversion to provide useful work have been key drivers of economic growth since the industrial revolution. Western countries now need to transform their energy systems and move away from the single-minded pursuit of economic growth in order to reduce our carbon ...
Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity
Access to new sources of energy and their efficient conversion to provide useful work have been key drivers of economic growth since the industrial revolution. Western countries now need to transform their energy systems and move away from the single-minded pursuit of economic growth in order to reduce our carbon emissions, and to allow the environmental space for other countries to develop in a more sustainable way. Achieving this requires understanding of the dynamics of economic and industrial change with appreciation of the dependence of economies on ecological systems. Energy and Economic Growth thus examines the links between three issues: history of energy sources, technologies and uses; ecological challenges associated with the current dominant economic growth paradigm; and the future low carbon energy transition to mitigate human-induced climate change. Providing a historical understanding of the relevant connections between physical, social and economic changes, the book enables the reader to better understand the connection between their own energy use and global economic and environmental systems, and to be able to ask the right questions of our political and business leaders. This is a valuable resource for students, scholars and policy-makers with an interest in energy, climate change and economic thinking.
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54.59 USD

Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity

by Timothy J. Foxon
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The financial malaise that has affected the Eurozone countries of southern Europe - Spain, Portugal, Italy and, in its most extreme case, Greece - has been analysed using mainly macroeconomic and financial explanations. This book shifts the emphasis from macroeconomics to the relationship between uneven geographical development, financialization and politics. ...
Crisis Spaces: Structures, Struggles and Solidarity in Southern Europe
The financial malaise that has affected the Eurozone countries of southern Europe - Spain, Portugal, Italy and, in its most extreme case, Greece - has been analysed using mainly macroeconomic and financial explanations. This book shifts the emphasis from macroeconomics to the relationship between uneven geographical development, financialization and politics. It deconstructs the myth that debt, both public and private, in Southern Europe is the sole outcome of the spendthrift ways of Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal, offering a fresh perspective on the material, social and ideological parameters of the economic crisis and the spaces where it unfolded. Featuring a range of case examples that complement and expand the main discussion, Crisis Spaces will appeal to students and scholars of human geography, economics, regional development, political science, cultural studies and social movements studies.
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179.16 USD

Crisis Spaces: Structures, Struggles and Solidarity in Southern Europe

by Costis Hadjimichalis
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This comprehensive volume provides uniquely diverse insights into various aspects of decentralization and development from both developed and developing countries, with special reference to Sri Lanka. For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was battered by its prolonged civil war, which ended in 2009, but has now achieved relative peace and ...
Decentralization and Development of Sri Lanka Within a Unitary State
This comprehensive volume provides uniquely diverse insights into various aspects of decentralization and development from both developed and developing countries, with special reference to Sri Lanka. For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was battered by its prolonged civil war, which ended in 2009, but has now achieved relative peace and stability. Having developed rapidly, Sri Lanka offers a classic example for developing countries. There is, however, a strong need, particularly in the context of postwar conflict, to formulate policies for reconciliation, peace building, and development at all levels-local, provincial, and national. Decentralization itself is not a new subject; however, how to devolve power to local administrative levels within a unitary system and how to link the devolved power to make local administrative systems more conducive to development and provide better services for citizens are challenging tasks in many countries. Taking into account the developmental, governance, and conciliatory needs and the sensitivity of central-local relations, this volume critically examines the local government systems in Sri Lanka. It also proposes a viable, effective and autonomous local-level administrative unit based, which draws on experiences from Japan and other countries, and identifies the role and functions of such a unit. The book presents commissioned papers from a three-year research project undertaken by internationally respected experts with financial support by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) under a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
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178.490000 USD

Decentralization and Development of Sri Lanka Within a Unitary State

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This book focuses on the water-energy-climate nexus, which can be used to improve energy security and quality of life for millions of people in developing countries. It enhances the reader's understanding of the link between energy and climate, through the development of new approaches to and methods for energy generation, ...
The Nexus: Energy, Environment and Climate Change
This book focuses on the water-energy-climate nexus, which can be used to improve energy security and quality of life for millions of people in developing countries. It enhances the reader's understanding of the link between energy and climate, through the development of new approaches to and methods for energy generation, energy use, and climate change adaptation and resilience.By presenting case studies and research reports, the book addresses the relevant issues needed in order to analyze and successfully implement technologies in the water-energy-climate nexus. It focuses on the contributions of higher education institutions in terms of capacity-building for energy efficiency, energy access and energy security, as they relate to climate change mitigation. The book combines results from the authors' own research with detailed analyses, and the research presented lays the foundation for innovative new concepts and ideas, which the authors subsequently discuss.The book will appeal to all those interested in the links between energy issues, sustainability and climate change, as it focuses on the exchange between science and technology experts, as well as decision makers. It also supports students studying renewable energies and energy security, while serving as a valuable reference source for researchers, professionals, practitioners and scientists.
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188.990000 USD

The Nexus: Energy, Environment and Climate Change

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Ecological Exile explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice - a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space. Growing instances of flooding, population displacement, and pollution suggest an urgent need to re-examine the ways ...
Ecological Exile: Spatial Injustice & Environmental Humanities
Ecological Exile explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice - a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space. Growing instances of flooding, population displacement, and pollution suggest an urgent need to re-examine the ways social and geographical spaces are perceived and valued in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Maintaining that ecological crises are largely socially produced, Derek Gladwin considers how British and Irish literary and visual texts by Ian McEwan, Sarah Gavron, Eavan Boland, John McGrath, and China Mieville, among others, respond to and confront various spatial injustices resulting from fossil fuel production and the effects of climate change. This ambitious book offers a new spatial perspective in the environmental humanities by focusing on what the philosopher Glenn Albrecht has termed solastalgia, or a feeling of homesickness caused by environmental damage. The result of solastalgia is that people feel paradoxically ecologically exiled in the places they continue to live because of destructive environmental changes. Gladwin skilfully traces spatially produced instances of ecological injustice that literally and imaginatively abolish people's sense of place (or place-home). By looking at two of the most pressing social and environmental concerns - oil and climate - Ecological Exile shows how literary and visual texts have documented spatially unjust effects of solastalgia. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to students, scholars, and professionals studying literary, film, and media texts that draw on environment and sustainability, cultural geography, energy cultures, climate change, and social justice.
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196.22 USD

Ecological Exile: Spatial Injustice & Environmental Humanities

by Derek Gladwin
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Today, the world's cities face a range of challenges major spatial, economic, demographic, ecological, cultural and social challenges to the extent that a turning point has been reached. Widespread inequality and social exclusion on the one hand are opposed to a world where companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business ...
In The Post-Urban World: Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy
Today, the world's cities face a range of challenges major spatial, economic, demographic, ecological, cultural and social challenges to the extent that a turning point has been reached. Widespread inequality and social exclusion on the one hand are opposed to a world where companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators on the other. Planning and policy have good experience in handling this new built environment, but the real challenge for this post-urban-political world is to contribute to improved wellbeing by building social capital that secures urban social cohesion but is also directly connected to the physical realm where the drive is towards a compact, transit-accessible, and technically-wired blend of mixed-use housing, office, and retail environments. Arguing from a range of different theoretical standpoints, methodological approaches and various perspectives, a stellar team of contributors, including some of the leading social scientists of the age, provide their take on the City of the coming years.
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196.22 USD

In The Post-Urban World: Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy

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More than half of India's population, some 600 million people, is under the age of twenty-five. It's a generation driven by one defining truth: that unless they seize the initiative and shape their own future, they will wait a long time for something good to happen in their lives. Young ...
Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing Their World and Yours

More than half of India's population, some 600 million people, is under the age of twenty-five. It's a generation driven by one defining truth: that unless they seize the initiative and shape their own future, they will wait a long time for something good to happen in their lives. Young men and women across India are using their imagination to create new options -- economic, political, cultural -- in the unlikeliest of spaces. Thanks to the internet and social media they are the most connected generation ever; they are using that access to change many things, from how they see the world to how the world sees them. Their vision is of an India at the centre of the world -- with them at the apex, setting the rules. Over several years Snigdha Poonam tracked a disparate group of young Indians -- motivational speakers, radio DJs, models, internet entrepreneurs, event managers, and student politicians -- across small town India as they pursued success and influence, united by the common belief that they were born for bigger and better things. What do they want? How do they intend to get there? And how will their dreams change our lives -- and the world?

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Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing Their World and Yours

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With the built environment contributing almost half of global greenhouse emissions, there is a pressing need for the property and real estate discipline to thoroughly investigate sustainability concerns. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate brings together the latest research of leading academics globally, demonstrating the nature and extent of ...
Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate
With the built environment contributing almost half of global greenhouse emissions, there is a pressing need for the property and real estate discipline to thoroughly investigate sustainability concerns. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate brings together the latest research of leading academics globally, demonstrating the nature and extent of the impact as well as suggesting means of mitigating humankind's impact and building resilience. Six sections examine the different aspects of sustainable real estate: Governance and Policy Issuesã Valuation, Investment and Finance IssuesManagement issuesRedevelopment and Adaptation Issues Covering all land uses from residential to commercial, retail and industrial, the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate is an exciting mixture of received wisdom and emerging ideas and approaches from both the developed and developing world. Academics, upper level students and researchers will find this book an essential guide to the very best of sustainable real estate research.
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238.88 USD

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate

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At the COP 21 conference in Paris last December, 187 countries pledged to limit global ambient temperature rise to below 2o C from pre-industrial times. Sustainable Innovation is aimed at helping companies and teams to contribute to COP 21 and do sustainability in a practical and achievable way. The author ...
Do More with Less: The Key Performance Indicators to Deliver Sustainability at Work
At the COP 21 conference in Paris last December, 187 countries pledged to limit global ambient temperature rise to below 2o C from pre-industrial times. Sustainable Innovation is aimed at helping companies and teams to contribute to COP 21 and do sustainability in a practical and achievable way. The author offers an easy, simple and practical approach to sustainability exist comprising three elements: understanding what technology is available and what it can do for you; engaging the individuals and teams in your workplace; and managing the business processes effectively.
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Do More with Less: The Key Performance Indicators to Deliver Sustainability at Work

by Uly Ma
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When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska in 1989 and spilled 11 million gallons of oil, it changed Prince William Sound forever. The catastrophe disrupted the region's biological system, killing countless animals and poisoning habitats that to this day no longer support some of ...
Sustaining Wildlands: Integrating Science and Community in Prince William Sound
When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska in 1989 and spilled 11 million gallons of oil, it changed Prince William Sound forever. The catastrophe disrupted the region's biological system, killing countless animals and poisoning habitats that to this day no longer support some of the local species. The effects have also profoundly altered the way people use this region. Nearly three decades later, changes in recreation use run counter to what was initially expected. Instead of avoiding Prince William Sound, tourists and visitors flocked there. Economic revitalization efforts resulted in increased wilderness access as new commercial enterprises offered nature tourism in remote bays and fjords. This increased visitation has caused concerns that the wilderness may again be threatened-not by oil but by the very humans seeking those wilderness experiences. In Sustaining Wildlands, twenty-eight scientists and managers, along with thirteen local community residents, address what has come to be a central paradox in public lands management: the need to accommodate increasing human use while reducing the environmental impact of those activities. This volume draws on diverse efforts and perspectives to dissect this paradox, offering an alternative approach where human use is central to sustaining wildlands and recovering a damaged ecosystem like Prince William Sound. Contributors: Patience Andersen-Faulkner, Brad Andres, Chris Beck, Nancy Bird, Dale J. Blahna, Harold Blehm, Sara Boario, Bridget A. Brown, Courtney Brown, Greg Brown, Milo Burcham, Kristin Carpenter, Ted Cooney, Jessica Fraver, Jennifer Gessert, Randy Gimblett, Michael I. Goldstein, Samantha Greenwood, Lynn Highland, Marybeth Holleman, Shay Howlin, Tanya Iden, Bob Itami, Lisa Jaeger, Laura Kennedy, Spencer Lace, Nancy Lethcoe, Kate McLaughlin, Rosa H. Meehan, Christopher Monz, Karen A. Murphy, Lisa Oakley, Aaron J. Poe, Chandra Poe, Karin Preston, Jeremy Robida, Clare Ryan, Gerry Sanger, Bill Sherwonit, Maryann Smith Fidel, Lowell H. Suring, Paul Twardock, Sarah Warnock, Sadie Youngstrom.
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68.250000 USD

Sustaining Wildlands: Integrating Science and Community in Prince William Sound

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This book presents and analyses exemplary cases of progressive business, understood as ecologically sustainable, future-respecting and pro-social enterprise. The authors present a number of companies following progressive business practices from a range of industries including ethical and sustainable banking, artisan coffee production and distribution, pharmaceutical products, clean technology, governance in ...
Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-Social Enterprise: 2018
This book presents and analyses exemplary cases of progressive business, understood as ecologically sustainable, future-respecting and pro-social enterprise. The authors present a number of companies following progressive business practices from a range of industries including ethical and sustainable banking, artisan coffee production and distribution, pharmaceutical products, clean technology, governance in retailing, responsible hospitality and consumer goods. With case studies from around Europe such as Tridos Bank in The Netherlands, Beres Co. in Hungary, Novo Nordisk in Denmark, Lumituuli in Finland, John Lewis in the UK and Illy Cafe from Italy, these progressive companies have global reach and an international impact. The collected cases aim to show the best to be expected from business in the 21st century in a structured accessible way, suitable for any readers interested in innovative ways of creating forward-looking sustainable business.
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178.490000 USD

Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-Social Enterprise: 2018

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Reflecting the challenges and opportunities of achieving improvement in healthcare systems, the contributions of this innovative new text lend depth and nuance to an increasing area of academic debate. Encompassing context, processes and agency, Managing Improvements in Healthcare addresses the task of attaining, embedding and sustaining improvement in the industry. ...
Managing Improvement in Healthcare: Attaining, Sustaining and Spreading Quality
Reflecting the challenges and opportunities of achieving improvement in healthcare systems, the contributions of this innovative new text lend depth and nuance to an increasing area of academic debate. Encompassing context, processes and agency, Managing Improvements in Healthcare addresses the task of attaining, embedding and sustaining improvement in the industry. The book begins by offering insight into the different valued aspects of quality, providing specific examples of national and organizational interventions in pursuit of improvement. The second part focuses on strategies for embedding good practice and ensuring the spread of high quality through knowledge mobilization, and the final part draws attention to the different groups of change agents involved in delivering, co-creating and benefitting from quality improvement. This inventive text will be insightful to those researchers interested in healthcare and organization, looking to transform theory into policy and practice.
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Managing Improvement in Healthcare: Attaining, Sustaining and Spreading Quality

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Local regeneration, and action on local issues, is fundamental to the sustainability of local communities. This is especially the case in the UK, with the Government focus on such approaches as Local Enterprise Partnerships and neighbourhood development plans, and further devolution proposals in the pipeline. The Local Regeneration Handbook meets ...
Local Regeneration Handbook
Local regeneration, and action on local issues, is fundamental to the sustainability of local communities. This is especially the case in the UK, with the Government focus on such approaches as Local Enterprise Partnerships and neighbourhood development plans, and further devolution proposals in the pipeline. The Local Regeneration Handbook meets the needs today's practising regeneration workers , broadly including anyone from regeneration partnership or development project officers to housing association neighbourhood officers, parish councillors, or other active local citizens, who all share a concern for the wellbeing of the community where they live or work, and a need to work with others for the best possible future for that community. Containing practical advice, templates, and real-life case studies for different stages in local regeneration, including fundraising, partnership development and project management, as well as support for personal development, and illustrations of key points by cartoonist Kipper Williams, this is an essential guide for anyone in local regeneration.
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44.35 USD

Local Regeneration Handbook

by Andrew Maliphant
Paperback
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