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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85
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...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 134.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...