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Multilateral evidence has continued to show that the conspicuous absence of reputable ethical-ecological criteria for evaluating companies and businesses in Nigeria is not only a lamentable disservice to the Nigerian people; but does not augur well for the Nigerian economy in particular and society at large. The Corporate Social Responsibility ...
Towards an Ethical-ecological Assessment of Companies in Nigeria: An Empirical Inquiry into the Relevance or Otherwise of the Frankfurt-Hohenheim Guidelines for the Ethical Assessment of Companies in the Nigerian Context- A Case of the Nigerian Microfinan
Multilateral evidence has continued to show that the conspicuous absence of reputable ethical-ecological criteria for evaluating companies and businesses in Nigeria is not only a lamentable disservice to the Nigerian people; but does not augur well for the Nigerian economy in particular and society at large. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept and practice has been notoriously inadequate in meeting this challenge. The CSR, which came to Nigeria via the pressures and ire drawn by the rogue activities of multi-national oil concerns in the Nigeria Delta, quickly dissipated its reputational capital and fossilized on its pretensions by assuming a paternalistic character of a philanthropic nature in the policy philosophies of many companies in Nigeria. The results of this absence have been catastrophic. The Niger Delta became an ecological wasteland thanks to unethical and unsupervised rapacity convoked there by the oil companies. Many Nigerian families have been chaperoned into poverty thanks to the perennial failure of many Nigerian banks and financial institutions, which is predicated on massive fraud and other sharp practices of bank officials. Need we talk about the costs in lives and limbs of the unethical practices of many companies in almost all sectors of the Nigerian economy, whose activities have been destroying the ecological integrity of our environment; constantly degrading the dignity and human rights of their employees, and endangering the lives and wellbeing of consumers across the country?
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83.740000 USD
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This book is positioned at the interface of research in economic geography and strategic management, combining topics like intangible assets (IAs), Open Innovation strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs), and Regional Innovation Systems (RIS). A micro-approach to analyzing the innovation behavior of nine MNEs in two advanced European economies, Germany and ...
Multinational Enterprises in Regional Innovation Processes: Empirical Insights into Intangible Assets, Open Innovation and Firm Embeddedness in Regional Innovation Systems in Europe
This book is positioned at the interface of research in economic geography and strategic management, combining topics like intangible assets (IAs), Open Innovation strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs), and Regional Innovation Systems (RIS). A micro-approach to analyzing the innovation behavior of nine MNEs in two advanced European economies, Germany and the UK, was applied, which has revealed key channels through which IAs are enhanced in the innovation processes of multinationals and has described their spatial roots and impact. Moreover, the study presents a novel matrix of the regional embeddedness of MNEs and systematically classifies the case study firms. Finally, it shows that geographical proximity to RIS is important for Open Innovation and enables MNEs to strengthen their absorptive capacity.
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76.020000 USD
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Since the end of the Cold War, the consolidation of peace and security in south-eastern Europe has been one of the most complex and troublesome issues facing the international community. The sequence of conflicts in the Balkans has resulted in serious loss of life, economic collapse, and a number of ...
Strategic Rebellion: Ethnic Conflict in FYR Macedonia and the Balkans
Since the end of the Cold War, the consolidation of peace and security in south-eastern Europe has been one of the most complex and troublesome issues facing the international community. The sequence of conflicts in the Balkans has resulted in serious loss of life, economic collapse, and a number of controversial interventions, leading contemporary scholars to reconsider old perceptions about violent ethnic conflict. Drawing on a wealth of theoretical and empirical sources, this book tackles some of the prevailing questions on the root causes and management of ethnic conflict. Under what conditions do ethnic minorities become violent? How credible are the theories of relative deprivation and greed in explaining the outbreak of conflict? Is the use of coercive diplomacy a superior alternative to direct military forms of intervention? This book provides an analytical account of the socio-economic roots of ethnic conflict, the opportunities for violent mobilization and the success of strategic coercion in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and it also examines related developments in Kosovo and the Balkans.
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62.790000 USD
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Malgre l'importance des ouvrages consacres au corporatisme au sein du monde occidental, la question d'une specificite qui serait inherente a des aires culturelles determinees a ete dans l'ensemble peu abordee. C'est precisement pour mieux comprendre quelle avait ete la contribution de l'aire dite latine aux experiences corporatistes que s'est tenu ...
Les Experiences Corporatives Dans l'Aire Latine
Malgre l'importance des ouvrages consacres au corporatisme au sein du monde occidental, la question d'une specificite qui serait inherente a des aires culturelles determinees a ete dans l'ensemble peu abordee. C'est precisement pour mieux comprendre quelle avait ete la contribution de l'aire dite latine aux experiences corporatistes que s'est tenu a Paris a l'Ecole Normale Superieure du 16 au 18 novembre 2006 un colloque international qui a conjugue les efforts de quatre pays europeens (Espagne, France, Italie, Portugal) et deux pays sud-americains (Argentine, Bresil). L'enquete a deliberement privilegie la periode de la resurgence du corporatisme lors de la crise engendree par le passage a la societe de masse dans le sillage des annees 1880. La perspective de la rencontre a ete de mieux comprendre les conditions de naissance, puis du developpement de ces experiences dans un ensemble qualifie d'homogene regi de surcroit par la dictature durant l'entre-deux-guerres. Pour mieux en cerner l'eventuelle originalite, la question des origines du corporatisme moderne, le moment dans lequel le debat prend forme dans les societes, puis la mise en application de la solution corporatiste dans l'Etat et le cycle productif ont ete successivement abordes. Cet ouvrage, qui contient des contributions en francais, espagnol, portugais, italien et anglais, permet de mesurer la contribution reelle des pays latins et offre ainsi la possibilite de faire le point sur la mythologie de la troisieme voie souvent associee au corporatisme. Il apporte un eclairage precieux sur le degre de resistance de ce socle culturel commun et sur ses limites lors de sa confrontation avec la modernite.
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141.070000 USD
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Inequality in Latin America is very large and there is a great desire for greater social justice, inclusion and equal opportunities. In order to contribute to the understanding of such developments, this volume addresses the problem of economic inequality in Paraguay, Honduras and Chile. The studies show from different angles ...
Economic Inequality in Latin America: Migration, Education and Structural Change
Inequality in Latin America is very large and there is a great desire for greater social justice, inclusion and equal opportunities. In order to contribute to the understanding of such developments, this volume addresses the problem of economic inequality in Paraguay, Honduras and Chile. The studies show from different angles how an adverse family background has permanent negative effects on employment, wages and labour mobility, particularly in the presence of structural economic changes. In general, this book is a contribution to understand why inequality is highly persistent in Latin America, a place where low levels of income, poverty and vulnerability are likely to be passed on to the next generation.
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58.380000 USD
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Faced with the complexity of the current crisis experienced in a new manner by western countries within the globalisation process, this book provides a significant contribution both to an understanding of the mechanisms at the basis of these events and in proposing prospects for its positive evolution. The study investigates ...
A Social Market Economy and European Economic Monetary Union
Faced with the complexity of the current crisis experienced in a new manner by western countries within the globalisation process, this book provides a significant contribution both to an understanding of the mechanisms at the basis of these events and in proposing prospects for its positive evolution. The study investigates the new stage in the European integration process involving a transition from monetary union to economic union. The history of monetary unification is analysed from an economic and constitutional point of view and in the perspective of a new European social order, on the basis of the social market economy. An analogous approach is applied to the new stage in the integration process, the economic union. Three basic principles are analysed: zero inflation, zero deficit and zero debt as preconditions of development. A social market economy is the starting point for addressing these issues. The study ends with an analysis of the Atlantic dimension of a social market economy.
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71.610000 USD
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The aim of this publication is to disseminate some of the talks given at the International Conference on Economic, Business, Financial and Institutional Translation, which took place at the University of Alicante on 29-31 May 2014 and was organised by the University's Department of Translation and Interpreting. Spanish and international ...
Current Approaches to Business and Institutional Translation - Enfoques actuales en traduccion economica e institucional: Proceedings of the international conference on economic, business, financial and institutional translation - Actas del congreso inter
The aim of this publication is to disseminate some of the talks given at the International Conference on Economic, Business, Financial and Institutional Translation, which took place at the University of Alicante on 29-31 May 2014 and was organised by the University's Department of Translation and Interpreting. Spanish and international researchers, translator trainers, and trainee and professional translators gathered at the conference with the goal, among others, of finding out about new research trends in the field of business and institutional translation. Esta obra difunde a una serie de intervenciones que se sucedieron en el Congreso Internacional de Traduccion Economica, Comercial, Financiera e Institucional, celebrado en la Universidad de Alicante los dias 29-31 de mayo de 2014, y organizado por su Departamento de Traduccion e Interpretacion. Dicho congreso reunio a diversos investigadores nacionales e internacionales, asi como a diferentes formadores de traductores, traductores en formacion y profesionales de la traduccion, con el objetivo de, entre otras cosas, conocer las nuevas tendencias de investigacion en el ambito de la traduccion economica e institucional.
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100.280000 USD

Current Approaches to Business and Institutional Translation - Enfoques actuales en traduccion economica e institucional: Proceedings of the international conference on economic, business, financial and institutional translation - Actas del congreso inter

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What interpretation(s) do today's historians make of electrification? Electrification is a process which began almost a hundred and fifty years ago but which more than one billion men and women still do not have access to. This book displays the social diversity of the electric worlds and of the approaches ...
Electric Worlds / Mondes electriques: Creations, Circulations, Tensions, Transitions (19th-21st C.)
What interpretation(s) do today's historians make of electrification? Electrification is a process which began almost a hundred and fifty years ago but which more than one billion men and women still do not have access to. This book displays the social diversity of the electric worlds and of the approaches to their history. It updates the historical knowledge and shows the renewal of the historiography in both its themes and its approaches. Four questions about the passage to the electrical age are raised: which innovations or combination of innovations made this passage a reality? According to which networks and appropriation? Evolving thanks to which tensions and alliances? And resulting in which transition and accumulation? Quel(s) regard(s) les historiens d'aujourd'hui portent-ils sur l'electrification, processus engage il y a pres de cent cinquante ans mais auquel plus d'un milliard d'hommes et de femmes restent encore etrangers ? Le present volume rend compte de la diversite des mondes sociaux electriques et des manieres d'enqueter sur leur histoire. Il actualise les connaissances et temoigne du renouvellement de l'historiographie, dans ses objets et ses approches. Quatre points d'interrogation sur le basculement des societes dans l'age electrique jalonnent le volume : moyennant quelles creations ou combinaisons creatrices ? En vertu de quelles circulations et appropriations ? Selon quelles tensions et alliances ? Et produisant quelles transitions et accumulations ?
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90.350000 USD
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This book examines the Eurozone crisis and the possibility of fiscal and political union in Europe, with contributions from some of the most respected experts on these topics. The book explains the complex, multidimensional crises in competitiveness, fiscal matters, banking and politics. During the crisis Germany has been criticized for ...
Towards a Resilient Eurozone: Economic, Monetary and Fiscal Policies
This book examines the Eurozone crisis and the possibility of fiscal and political union in Europe, with contributions from some of the most respected experts on these topics. The book explains the complex, multidimensional crises in competitiveness, fiscal matters, banking and politics. During the crisis Germany has been criticized for misjudging the causes, focusing too much on fiscal deficits and insisting that the solution is fiscal consolidation and austerity. For many, especially those inspired by Keynesian economics, Germany has been seen as pushing the whole continent into a depression. By misjudging the causes of the crisis, insisting on widespread austerity, constraining the European central Bank (ECB) in its role of Lender of Last Resort for the sovereigns, rejecting the mutualization of Eurozone debt and providing financial help in small amounts and too late, Germany is perceived to be responsible for the possible break-up of the Eurozone. The aim of this book is to analyse whether this description, one that is shared by numerous policymakers, academics, pundits and opinion leaders, means that there is a lack of resilience in the Eurozone's economic, monetary and fiscal policies.
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73.820000 USD

Towards a Resilient Eurozone: Economic, Monetary and Fiscal Policies

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This volume develops alternative methods for improving the targeting efficiency of development programs in terms of coverage of the poor and leakage to non-poor. The research sought to identify the best indicators for predicting how well off a household is. Using a set of innovative statistical methods and econometric tools, ...
Operational Poverty Targeting by Proxy Means Tests: Models and Policy Simulations for Malawi
This volume develops alternative methods for improving the targeting efficiency of development programs in terms of coverage of the poor and leakage to non-poor. The research sought to identify the best indicators for predicting how well off a household is. Using a set of innovative statistical methods and econometric tools, including out-of-sample validation tests, receiver operating characteristic curves, and bootstrapped simulations, this book demonstrates that using a proxy indicator-based system to target development programs such as fertilizer subsidy programs may be worth the extra effort and may improve program targeting and cost efficiency in Malawi. With increasing pressure to target better development programs at the poor and smallholder farmers in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the methodology applied in this research can be extended to other developing countries. The research on which this volume is based received the 2012 Josef G. Knoll European Science Award of the Foundation Fiat Panis (Germany).
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42.940000 USD
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Die Diskussion um Corporate Governance richtet sich sowohl an das Management von Unternehmen als auch an den Gesetzgeber und an die Rechtsprechung. Der Sammelband beinhaltet Beitrage von bekannten Wissenschaftlern und Experten aus namhaften Forschungseinrichtungen, die sich im Rahmen des West-Ost-Diskurses wissenschaftlich und praktisch mit Fragen der Corporate Governance befasst haben ...
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Die Diskussion um Corporate Governance richtet sich sowohl an das Management von Unternehmen als auch an den Gesetzgeber und an die Rechtsprechung. Der Sammelband beinhaltet Beitrage von bekannten Wissenschaftlern und Experten aus namhaften Forschungseinrichtungen, die sich im Rahmen des West-Ost-Diskurses wissenschaftlich und praktisch mit Fragen der Corporate Governance befasst haben und die Entwicklung und Probleme in ihren Landern nachzeichnen. Das Buch wendet sich zum einen an die wissenschaftliche OEffentlichkeit, aber auch an Unternehmen und die Unternehmensfuhrungen, die in den Beitragen Erklarungen fur auftretende Probleme und Aussagen uber konkrete Entwicklungstendenzen finden werden. V diskussiyah o korporativnom upravlenii predstavleny analiticheskie materialy, prakticheskii opyt i naibolee aktual'nye problemy vzaimodeistviya akcionerov, menedzhmenta i gosudarstva. Kniga soderzhit stat'i priznannyh uchenyh, predstavlyayushih izvestnye nauchnye i obrazovatel'nye uchrezhdeniya. Izdanie obrasheno top-menedzhmentu predpriyatii, yuristam, nauchnoi obshestvennosti.
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125.630000 USD
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Business Improvement Districts bieten einen neuartigen Ansatz zur Starkung gewachsener Geschaftsbereiche, der die spezifschen Schwachen der in Deutschland bislang genutzten Instrumente uberwindet. Mittlerweile haben sechs Bundeslander entsprechende BID-Gesetze verabschiedet und es gibt mehr als 25 BIDs in Deutschland. Die BID-Idee stammt ursprunglich aus Nordamerika und ist ein geradezu idealtypisches Beispiel ...
Business Improvement Districts: Erfolgreicher Politikimport aus den USA?
Business Improvement Districts bieten einen neuartigen Ansatz zur Starkung gewachsener Geschaftsbereiche, der die spezifschen Schwachen der in Deutschland bislang genutzten Instrumente uberwindet. Mittlerweile haben sechs Bundeslander entsprechende BID-Gesetze verabschiedet und es gibt mehr als 25 BIDs in Deutschland. Die BID-Idee stammt ursprunglich aus Nordamerika und ist ein geradezu idealtypisches Beispiel fur die US-amerikanische Grundhaltung, sich selbst zu helfen, statt nach dem Staat zu rufen. Angesichts dieses Gegensatzes im Staatsverstandnis sowie weiterer gesellschaftlicher und oekonomischer Unterschiede zwischen den beiden Landern stellt sich die Frage: Warum konnten BIDs erfolgreich nach Deutschland importiert werden? Dazu werden im ersten Schritt zunachst die soziooekonomischen Rahmenbedingungen in den USA und Deutschland und die Einbettung von BIDs in ihrem jeweiligen Kontext analysiert. Aus dem Varieties of Capitalism -Ansatz wird dazu ein Vergleichsrahmen entwickelt. Im zweiten Schritt wird dieser mit Ansatzen des Politiktransfers verschrankt, um daraus Thesen ableiten zu koennen, die sich auch zur Erklarung des Transfers anderer Instrumente eignen. Die Arbeit liefert ausserdem erstmals einen UEberblick uber US-amerikanische BIDs und eine ausfuhrliche Darstellung des ersten deutschen BIDs in Hamburg.
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125.630000 USD
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This book challenges the notion of the separation between economics and theology. It explores relationships between the disciplines through the concept of salvation, focusing on the work of Adam Smith and G.W.F. Hegel. They wrote as the disciplinary boundaries between economics and theology were taking shape, and remain important figures ...
Economies of Salvation: Adam Smith and Hegel
This book challenges the notion of the separation between economics and theology. It explores relationships between the disciplines through the concept of salvation, focusing on the work of Adam Smith and G.W.F. Hegel. They wrote as the disciplinary boundaries between economics and theology were taking shape, and remain important figures in contemporary discussions. Illuminating the theological foundations of the economic ideas of these two main thinkers, this book enriches our understanding of issues related to salvation such as: sympathy and recognition; poverty and the state; the invisible hand and the cunning of reason; evil and scarcity and eschatology. Moreover, the book contributes to a broader understanding of salvation and provides a model for future dialogue between economists and theologians by extending the frontiers of this unexplored field of research.
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65.000000 USD
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This book, which is aimed at researchers in specialised varieties of English, provides an illustration of how linguists can use terms, i.e. the expression of concepts in specialised fields, as entry points to explore any specialised domain, whether academic or professional, and to get acquainted with its history, its culture, ...
Economic Terms and Beyond: Capitalising on the Wealth of Notions: How Researchers in Specialised Varieties of English Can Benefit from Focusing on Terms
This book, which is aimed at researchers in specialised varieties of English, provides an illustration of how linguists can use terms, i.e. the expression of concepts in specialised fields, as entry points to explore any specialised domain, whether academic or professional, and to get acquainted with its history, its culture, and the evolution of the ideas that have nurtured it. Choosing the field of economics as an example, the author approaches terms from a diachronic, descriptive and contextual perspective, focusing on neonyms, metaphorical, ambiguous or indeterminate terms, as well as interface terms likely to underscore the evolving character of the domain. The analysis points out the role of terms as milestones highlighting key discoveries that have shaped scientific fields; terms can also be considered as barometers of the evolution of knowledge in a specific field and of a changing social environment. Whoever thought terms were only interesting for their definitions or for translation purposes will no doubt be surprised at the insights that can be gained from considering them from a different angle and for other purposes.
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117.920000 USD
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The aim of this book is to outline an organisational perspective in exploring public trust. A public management model, adopted for ongoing considerations, covers both changes in public organisations themselves, namely in their internal environment, as well as changes spurred by dynamic shifts in the external environment, such as the ...
Creating Public Trust: An Organisational Perspective
The aim of this book is to outline an organisational perspective in exploring public trust. A public management model, adopted for ongoing considerations, covers both changes in public organisations themselves, namely in their internal environment, as well as changes spurred by dynamic shifts in the external environment, such as the management system as a whole. The study attempts to demonstrate that efficient functioning of public organisations has a significant impact on shaping relationships based on trust within and between organisations. It also presents the concepts of corruption, fraud and trust. The research completed with regard to the organisational perspective of creating public trust is a contribution to the advancement of organisational theory.
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76.020000 USD

Creating Public Trust: An Organisational Perspective

by Zbyslaw Dobrowolski, Barbara Kozuch
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Technology in the world today has contributed to promote organisational competitiveness and national development. But most developing countries have not substantially benefited from science and technology, hence their underdevelopment and poverty. They could not harness and manage their scientific and technological innovations and use their human and material resources to ...
Managing Technology Innovation: The Human Resource Management Perspective
Technology in the world today has contributed to promote organisational competitiveness and national development. But most developing countries have not substantially benefited from science and technology, hence their underdevelopment and poverty. They could not harness and manage their scientific and technological innovations and use their human and material resources to meet basic needs of their people, reduce socio-economic inequalities, create employment opportunities and improve national security. The achievement of these is considered in this book to be dependent on provisions of conducive environments for effective human resource management for scientific and technological innovations. Human resource management concepts and practices were used to evolve frameworks and processes for the generation, acquisition, adoption, and transfer of technology, depending on the objectives of different countries and organisations.
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69.400000 USD
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The process of health care reforms must be based on demographic, epidemiological and economic evidence if it is to achieve the fundamental target of affordable, sustainable and efficient health care services for the entire population. Consequently, costing of health care services has become a frequently used element of health care ...
Costing of Health Care Services in Developing Countries: A Prerequisite for Affordability, Sustainability and Efficiency
The process of health care reforms must be based on demographic, epidemiological and economic evidence if it is to achieve the fundamental target of affordable, sustainable and efficient health care services for the entire population. Consequently, costing of health care services has become a frequently used element of health care reforms. This book presents the essentials of costing in a health economic framework and gives examples from successful costing studies done by the author in Tanzania, Vietnam and Burkina Faso. Based on these examples it demonstrates the importance of costing information for the planning and decision-making process in the field of budgeting, resource allocation, setting an insurance premium and strategic planning. The main message of this book is that costing of health care services is a valuable instrument in the fight for better `health for all'.
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62.790000 USD
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While the world of business may revolve around numbers, such as production and sales figures or profit and loss, no business is possible without people. In fact, all business transactions revolve around people. And when people interact, they need to communicate with one another. One could, thus, postulate that in ...
The Interrelationship of Business and Communication
While the world of business may revolve around numbers, such as production and sales figures or profit and loss, no business is possible without people. In fact, all business transactions revolve around people. And when people interact, they need to communicate with one another. One could, thus, postulate that in essence no business is possible without communication. That is why an understanding of communication is critical to an understanding of business. And who better to explain what communication is and how it functions than some of the leading experts in the field of human communication who have contributed their expertise and knowledge to this volume. The topics of this book range from the general to the specific and from the practical all the way to the theoretical, covering a wide spectrum of communication aspects that include interpersonal, organizational, mass and mediated communication as well as communication technology. The topics focus on the sender and the encoding as well as receivers and the decoding of messages. Even future opportunities for communication are discussed in this volume. The multifaceted topics of this volume reflect the broad array of communication in a variety of business contexts.
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137.760000 USD
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British economic and industrial policy since 1979 is examined using a wide range of sources. Was this really new , revival of earlier approaches or a rigorous extension of the IMF-imposed policies on the 1974-79 Labour Government? The question is asked: Was the creation of a large pool of unemployed ...
The Labour Movement in Britain from Thatcher to Blair: With a Foreword by Jim Mortimer- Extended and Updated Edition
British economic and industrial policy since 1979 is examined using a wide range of sources. Was this really new , revival of earlier approaches or a rigorous extension of the IMF-imposed policies on the 1974-79 Labour Government? The question is asked: Was the creation of a large pool of unemployed labour necessary for reshaping the economy or was the aim to secure fundamental changes in the relations between capital and organised labour? Due to setbacks suffered by trade unions in the 1980s with factory closures and major job losses, the author questions Labour's motives in softening any meaningful opposition to the Conservatives, supporting ERM in 1990, reducing the role of trade unions in the Party itself and retaining key policies of the Thatcher era especially its trade union laws.
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73.820000 USD
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In diesem Buch versuchen Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Philosophie und der Wirtschaftswissenschaften aus OEsterreich und Frankreich den Eroerterungen Carl Mengers (1840-1921), des Begrunders der OEsterreichischen Schule der Nationaloekonomie, nachzugehen. Dabei werden fur Menger wichtige und weiterhin aktuelle Themen in den Vordergrund gestellt. Alle Beitrage verfolgen ein Ziel: Menger von ...
Carl Menger: Neu eroertert unter Einbeziehung nachgelassener Texte- Discussed on the Basis of New Findings
In diesem Buch versuchen Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Philosophie und der Wirtschaftswissenschaften aus OEsterreich und Frankreich den Eroerterungen Carl Mengers (1840-1921), des Begrunders der OEsterreichischen Schule der Nationaloekonomie, nachzugehen. Dabei werden fur Menger wichtige und weiterhin aktuelle Themen in den Vordergrund gestellt. Alle Beitrage verfolgen ein Ziel: Menger von seinen Wurzeln her zu verstehen und dazu als Quelle seinen Nachlass aus den Archiven in Japan und den USA mit heranzuziehen. Dieses Buch richtet sich an alle, die Menger anhand seiner eigenen Texte lesen wollen. In this volume, the views of the founder of the Austrian School of economics, Carl Menger (1840-1921), are clarified by various specialists (Austrian and French, economists and philosophers) with the common purpose to understand Menger at his roots. All themes (including his views on liberal creeds, on methodology and theory) surge from a common source: the archives that make up Menger's Nachlass (his private library located in Japan and his notebooks in the USA). This volume is intended for all those who want to read Menger in his texts.
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83.740000 USD
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At present, many companies consider knowledge the most important element and the benchmark for maintaining an enduring competitive advantage. The process of strategically acquiring both new boundaries knowledge and convergence knowledge to generate boundaries innovation becomes an important element in acquiring dynamic organizational capability. This is essential for rapidly establishing ...
Winning Through Boundaries Innovation: Communities of Boundaries Generate Convergence
At present, many companies consider knowledge the most important element and the benchmark for maintaining an enduring competitive advantage. The process of strategically acquiring both new boundaries knowledge and convergence knowledge to generate boundaries innovation becomes an important element in acquiring dynamic organizational capability. This is essential for rapidly establishing a company's market position in new markets and technologies. This book discusses from a micro-viewpoint different strategies for companies' sustainable generation of boundaries innovation through the creation of both types of knowledge. It focuses on strategic management activities centered on innovation processes (incremental innovation and radical innovation) in a company. In the future, the knowledge convergence processes practiced by individuals, groups and organizations inside and outside the company will form the basis of dynamic innovation activities. These will continually create new boundaries knowledge and convergence knowledge, as well as the organizational capability for supporting these. The knowledge convergence firm this book proposes is a new corporate model that achieves sustainable boundaries knowledge by promoting creative, productive friction among people, and between and amongst communities. It does this by implementing knowledge convergence processes at diverse boundaries within and outside the company.
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79.330000 USD
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This book addresses ethical and spiritual issues in economics. The central idea advanced in the book is that the extreme focus on the self by economic actors leads to the destruction of both material and non-material values. The assumptions of self-interest in behavior represent the core of mainstream economics today. ...
Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics
This book addresses ethical and spiritual issues in economics. The central idea advanced in the book is that the extreme focus on the self by economic actors leads to the destruction of both material and non-material values. The assumptions of self-interest in behavior represent the core of mainstream economics today. From this perspective, the welfare of economic agents depends on their own consumption; their goal is to maximize their own welfare; and their choice is guided by the pursuit of their own goals. Throughout the book the author argues that self-interest-based actions and policies have a detrimental impact on nature, future generations, and society at large. If we want to survive and flourish in the material world we have to transcend the self and embrace wholeness. This value shift requires enormous changes in economics, politics and social life, but there may not be any other option in light of the current state of ecological degradation and human suffering.
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Using consumer credit regulation as a case study, this book investigates how the specific legislation in this field can be explained by the major streams of economic philosophy. Based on an analysis of the evolution of European consumer credit legislation it is shown how the EU legislator's approach towards consumer ...
The Evolution of EC Consumer Protection in the Field of Consumer Credit
Using consumer credit regulation as a case study, this book investigates how the specific legislation in this field can be explained by the major streams of economic philosophy. Based on an analysis of the evolution of European consumer credit legislation it is shown how the EU legislator's approach towards consumer protection has changed. The author discusses how the role of contemporary consumers is conceptualized by European legislators. It can be shown that EU consumer credit regulations are a perfect example for illustrating the wider changes in EU consumer legislation. The core argument of this book is that for all consumer credit aspects there is a common focal point in that there is tension between two fundamental goals of the European Community, namely economic efficiency (understood as a competitive market society) and consumer protection (understood as a social justice society with its distributive role).
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Over the last two decades, globalisation has accelerated international migration flows, particularly of skilled labour. Yet increasing migration by skilled workers from developing countries ( brain drain ) has raised serious concerns internationally about the adverse development impact on their countries of origin. This book, however, highlights the positive aspects ...
Scientific diasporas as development partners: Skilled migrants from Colombia, India and South Africa in Switzerland: empirical evidence and policy responses- Preface by Jean-Baptiste Meyer
Over the last two decades, globalisation has accelerated international migration flows, particularly of skilled labour. Yet increasing migration by skilled workers from developing countries ( brain drain ) has raised serious concerns internationally about the adverse development impact on their countries of origin. This book, however, highlights the positive aspects of skilled labour migration as scientific diasporas are playing a growing role in the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge ( brain gain ) to their home countries. This is a very significant development in a globalised world where science, technology and knowledge can trigger economic and social transformations. The book presents solid empirical evidence of the contributions scientific diasporas make to their countries of origin, based on primary surveys of skilled migrants from Colombia, India and South Africa employed in Switzerland, a major destination country. The findings lead to a better understanding of the motives for migration, the profile of the scientific diaspora communities in Switzerland, and the varied ways in which they help their home countries. The book makes a significant contribution to the international policy debate and dialogue on migration and development. In particular, it shows how to leverage the potential of scientific diasporas as agents of home country development, by identifying good practices and offering specific recommendations for the countries of origin and of destination.
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Where is our economy heading? Have we lost something valuable in the human quest for efficiency and perpetual growth? What human qualities are being eroded as we rely on the modern market mechanism to coordinate our daily lives? This book poses a theological challenge to contemporary economic life through a ...
The Two Pillars of the Market: A Paradigm for Dialogue between Theology and Economics
Where is our economy heading? Have we lost something valuable in the human quest for efficiency and perpetual growth? What human qualities are being eroded as we rely on the modern market mechanism to coordinate our daily lives? This book poses a theological challenge to contemporary economic life through a re-discovery of the historical roots of the theological covenant in society. The author places the covenant in contrast with the contract, exploring the distinction between the two concepts, their significance and their interaction in the economic market. The result is a new proposal - the `Two Pillars' paradigm - that challenges the fundamentals of modern economics and promotes the idea of a balanced market which allows for genuine human relationships, freedom and economic justice. The author illustrates the practical use of the paradigm through the example of long-term employment arrangements, and applies it as a basis for dialogue with scholars ranging from Adam Smith to modern-day economists.
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