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Development

  • Capabilities, Innovation and Economic Growthby Michele Capriati

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The question of whether we can foster growth and innovation while promoting individual freedoms poses a challenge for everyone studying and working on innovation and development policies. Whilst innovation literature is largely dominated by a focus on efficiency, development literature tends to focus on equality and pays less attention to mechanisms... more...

  • The Emigrant Edgeby Brian Buffini

    Howard Books 2017; US$ 26.00

    Brian Buffini, an Irish immigrant who went from rags to riches, shares his strategies for anyone who wants to achieve the American dream. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Brian Buffini immigrated to San Diego, California at the age of nineteen with only ninety-two dollars in his pocket. Since then, he has become a classic American rags-to-riches... more...

  • Circles of Compensationby Kent E. Calder

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Japan grew explosively and consistently for more than a century, from the Meiji Restoration until the collapse of the economic bubble in the early 1990s. Since then, it has been unable to restart its economic engine and respond to globalization. How could the same political–economic system produce such strongly contrasting outcomes? This book identifies... more...

  • Group Decision and Negotiation. A Socio-Technical Perspectiveby Mareike Schoop; D. Marc Kilgour

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17 th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, GDN 2017, held in Stuttgart, Germany, in August 2017. The field of Group Decision and Negotiation focuses on decision processes with at least two participants and a common goal but conflicting individual goals. Research areas of... more...

  • Second Stage Entrepreneurshipby D. Weinfurter

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 31.49

    Second Stage Entrepreneurship shows the aspiring entrepreneur how to create significant growth as their company scales its way to the top through the development of organizational structure; from setting up an effective company culture; to structuring an effective sales team; to helping create stand out customer interactions. more...

  • Supporting University Ventures in Nanotechnology, Biomaterials and Magnetic Sensing Applicationsby Julian Peña Dopazo; Fatima Zivic

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.89

    This book investigates the transfer of technology from basic research to society. When transferring technology, two main ways may arise: licensing out the further exploitation rights straight from the University departments to the industry or joining the technology a step beyond into market applications for products and services development, through... more...

  • Indian Businessby Nimruji Jammulamadaka

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a critical understanding of Indian business situated as an encounter between indigeneity and Western modernity by exploring notions and practices of responsibility. It brings the paradoxical nature of Indian businesses to the fore: though they have a rich history of philanthropic contributions to social causes, they have also been... more...

  • Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africaby Nicholas Awortwi; Gregor Walter-Drop

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread presence of a broad range of infectious agents are considered,... more...

  • Balancing Islamic and Conventional Banking for Economic Growthby Murat USTAOGLU; Ahmet INCEKARA

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.48

    This Palgrave Pivot empirically analyzes the role of conventional and interest-free Islamic banking in the growth process of developing Islamic nations. After explaining the theoretical background of this dual banking system structure, the book then empirically analyzes growth in a variety of sectors - such as agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism... more...

  • Postgrowth and Wellbeingby Milena Büchs; Max Koch

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    This book presents a detailed and critical discussion about how human wellbeing can be maintained and improved in a postgrowth era. It highlights the close links between economic growth, market capitalism, and the welfare state demonstrating that, in many ways, wellbeing outcomes currently depend on the growth paradigm. Here the authors argue that... more...