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  • Transportation and Economic Development Challengesby Kenneth Button; Aura Reggiani

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Recent years have seen considerable changes in the technology of transportation with the development of high-speed rail networks, more fuel-efficient automobiles and aircraft, and the widespread adoption of informatics in disciplines such as traffic management and supply chain logistics. The contributions to this volume assess transportation interactions... more...

  • Connecting Landlocked Developing Countries to Marketsby Jean-Francois Arvis; Graham Smith; Robin Carruthers

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 24.99

    This book aims to help the policymaker and development community in general to understand the nature of the problems and policy dilemmas that landlocked countries face to trade with the rest of the World. This volume presents an important breakthrough in the literature, by focusing on a new conceptual framework that challenges the previous paradigm... more...

  • Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asiaby Yung Chul Park

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    Several years before the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, most East Asian economies with the exception of China had engaged in the liberal reform prescriptions of the Washington Consensus. The Asian financial crisis added impetus to the transformation process as the crisis countries accepted the Washington Consensus as part of their commitment to the... more...

  • DK Essential Managers: Doing Businessby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 17.95

    Together with B&N, DK combines the successful Selling, Negotiating, and Presenting into the latest Essential Managers title - a bind-up of these 3 titles geared to help professionals speak confidently, avoid and resolve conflict, build stronger internal and external business relationships, and create a more effective work environment. Selling... more...

  • Transition, Regional Development and Globalizationby Ken Morita; Yun Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 172.00

    Since the end of the Cold War, developing a better framework to correctly recognize which direction globalization and the transition will take us has been necessary. The transition economies of China and Central Europe, in particular, hold significant implications for East Asian integration and EU enlargement, respectively. This book examines the processes... more...

  • Vulnerability in Developing Countriesby Wim Naudé; Amelia U. Santos-Paulino; Mark McGillivray

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 34.00

    Vulnerability has become the defining challenge of our times. More than one billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty. Facing risks exacerbated by natural hazards, ill-health and macroeconomic volatility, many are mired in inescapable poverty while millions others are on the brink of poverty.The need to better understand vulnerability is pressing,... more...

  • Challenges of Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa Regionby Julia C. Devlin

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 211.00

    This important book surveys major economic issues in the development of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since World War II. It reviews the key challenges facing the region in moving towards greater market orientation and integration with the global economy. It also incorporates a discussion of tools and methods used by development... more...

  • World Development Indicators 2011by World Bank Group

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 49.99

    Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 800 indicators for more than 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 90 tables. It provides a current... more...

  • Sustainability of Thailand's Competitivenessby Patarapong Intarakumnerd; Yveline Lecler

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 74.90

    Competitiveness of a country requires continuous upgrading and, sometimes, major transformation. Thailand is at the crossroad. It can no longer pursue a strategy based on low-cost advantages, but its capability achievements are still too low to become an advanced economy. This book points out weaknesses of Thailand's national innovation system... more...

  • The Indonesian Crisisby Aris Ananta

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 44.90

    The book focuses on the impact of the 1997-99 economic crisis on human development in Indonesia, especially in 1998, its worst year. Based on the definition used by the UNDP, human development is analysed as covering human capital (education and health) and purchasing power. In this book, the concept of human capital is broadened to include freedom... more...