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Commercial Policy

  • The American Merchant Experience in Nineteenth Century Japanby Kevin C. Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    American merchants established trading firms in the ports of Yokohama, Kobe and Nagasaki which operated from 1859-1899 until the repeal of the Unequal Treaties. Members of a privileged, semi-colonial community, the merchants formed the largest group of Americans in 19th century Japan. In this first book-length treatment of this group, Kevin Murphy... more...

  • Are Markets Moral?by Edward Skidelsky; Robert Skidelsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    This volume scrutinizes the functionality of a capitalist market society, which is usually praised for the efficiency and dynamism, rather than for its morality. It addresses the dualism behind capitalism's encouragement of greed, which is usually considered to be a moral failing, while also being a driver behind economic growth. more...

  • Barriers to Trade in Services in the CEFTA Regionby Borko Handjiski; Lazar Sestovic

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) was concluded among the countries of Southeastern Europe with the aim to promote further trade integration. The agreement states the objective to 'expand trade in goods and services and foster investment by means of fair, clear, stable and predictable rules.' While recent literature on trade... more...

  • The Best-Kept Secretby Denise Benoit

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    From lobbyists such as Jack Abramoff, to corporate executives, like Enron's Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, recent scandals dealing with politics and government have focused only on men at the top. But do these high-profile men accurately represent the gendered make up of corporate-government in the United States?In this first in-depth look... more...

  • Between Silver and Guanoby Paul Eliot Gootenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    This study of Peru's transformation from a tottering colonial economy based on extraction of precious bullion to a massive exporter of bulk goods like guano shows how a struggle between protectionists and free traders shaped the state. "This is an elegant and sophisticated book that can be read on many levels, written by an author who never takes... more...

  • Bridging Islandsby Robert Kneller

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    Bridging Islands is a detailed examination of the key role of venture companies in national technical and economic success, contrasting the industrial and social organization of the world's two largest economies, the US and Japan. The author argues that national policy on venture companies is of paramount importance to their economic growth. more...

  • Building Integrated Markets within the East African Communityby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    This Book has been prepared by the World Bank, based on an extensive consultation-based diagnostic exercise initiated at the request from the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat. The EAC - in its ongoing efforts to deepen the economic linkages within its fast-growing region and strengthen the competitiveness of its Partner States - launched a... more...

  • Business Secrets of the Trappist Monksby August Turak

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    After a corporate career with companies like MTV, August Turak founded two highly successful software businesses, Raleigh Group International (RGI) and Elsinore Technologies. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing a Masters in theology at St. John?s University, Minnesota. Turak?s essay “Brother John? received... more...

  • The Challenge of Public-Private Partnershipsby G. Hodge; C. Greve

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    Argues that even though public - private partnerships are evolving, there is research to bring these joint ventures to account. This book aims to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. more...

  • Changing Big Businessby A. Hutchens

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on accounts from practitioners, producers and industry representatives, this book investigates the challenges facing global fair trade movement. It develops several fresh approaches to understanding power, governance and social change covering a broad interdisciplinary field of ideas in development, economics and politics. more...