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Development

  • The Fountain of Knowledgeby Shiri Breznitz

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Today, universities around the world find themselves going beyond the traditional roles of research and teaching to drive the development of local economies through collaborations with industry. At a time when regions with universities are seeking best practices among their peers, Shiri M. Breznitz argues against the notion that one university's successful... more...

  • The Curve Aheadby Dave Power

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 24.99

    Why do most growth companies stop growing? And what can their leaders do to overcome the barriers to growth? The Curve Ahead tackles these questions, filling a void in the literature on innovation and growth strategy that has focused on either start-ups or large public companies. Growth companies are different. Their challenge is to transition from... more...

  • Building Anti-Fragile Organisationsby Tony Bendell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Every day human organisations fail. Building Anti-Fragile Organisations explores a powerful alternative framework for risk in design and management of human systems. Anti-Fragile organisations, like biological systems, being more than robust actually improve their resilience through being stressed. In the book, Professor Bendell explains how its application... more...

  • Reinventing Developmentby Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western aid and development policy interventions; and the reproduction of the politics of inclusive exclusion. The author provides detailed and original... more...

  • Building Anti-Fragile Organisationsby Tony Bendell

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 109.95

    Every day human organisations fail. Building Anti-Fragile Organisations explores a powerful alternative framework for risk in design and management of human systems. Anti-Fragile organisations, like biological systems, being more than robust actually improve their resilience through being stressed. In the book, Professor Bendell explains how its application... more...

  • Plunkett's Engineering & Research Industry Almanac 2014by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2014; US$ 349.99

    PLUNKETT'S ENGINEERING & RESEARCH INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2014 Key Findings: •Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in Engineering & Research and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term. Key Features: •Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence •Market forecasts and Industry Statistics... more...

  • Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformationby Adam Bumpus; James Tansey; Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez; Chukwumerije Okereke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and continuing development of clean technology, fundamental business transformation has not occurred because of multiple political, economic, social... more...

  • The Biosphere and the Bioregionby Cheryll Glotfelty; Eve Quesnel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding figure of contemporary environmental thought. The Biosphere and the Bioregion:... more...

  • Online Communities and Open Innovationby Linus Dahlander; Lars Frederiksen; Francesco Rullani

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The advent of Internet marked a significant change in how users and customers can be involved in the innovative process. History is rife with examples of how users innovate, but Internet and its associated communication technologies brought radically new means for individuals to interact rapidly and at little cost in communities that spur new innovations.... more...

  • Funding Community Initiativesby Silvina Arrossi; Felix Bombarolo; Jorge E Hardoy; Diana Mitlin; Luis Perez Coscio; David Satterthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Despite four decades of development planning, at least one third of the urban population of Africa, Asia and Latin America remains poor. Over 600 million live in 'life and health threatening' homes and neighbourhoods because of poor housing and inadequate or no piped water, sanitation and health care. But even as the shortcomings of government and... more...