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  • The New Scramble for Africaby P?draig Carmody

    Wiley 2016; US$ 74.95 US$ 64.96

    Once marginalized in the world economy, Africa today is a major global supplier of crucial raw materials like oil, uranium and coltan. China's part in this story has loomed particularly large in recent years, and the American military footprint on the continent has also expanded. But a new scramble for resources, markets and territory is now taking... more...

  • Advances in Metaheuristicsby Timothy Ganesan; Pandian Vasant; Irraivan Elamvazuthi

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems provides details on current approaches utilized in engineering optimization. It gives a comprehensive background on metaheuristic applications, focusing on main engineering sectors such as energy, process, and materials. It discusses topics such as algorithmic enhancements and performance... more...

  • Catching Up and Leapfroggingby Xiao-Shan Yap; Rajah Rasiah

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Ever since Schumpeter?s groundbreaking work there has been a plethora of new research seeking to extend the direction and dynamics of innovation. Using a rich account of detailed interviews, this book offers new evidence on how latecomers have successfully caught up and leapfrogged incumbent firms. Catching Up and Leapfrogging: the new latecomers... more...

  • The Learning Economy and the Economics of Hopeby Bengt-Åke Lundvall

    Anthem Press 2016; US$ 36.84

    ‘The Learning Economy and the Economics of Hope’ brings together important contributions by a world’s leading expert on management and economics of innovation and knowledge. It offers original insights in processes of innovation and learning and it draws implications for economic theory and public policy. It introduces the reader to... more...

  • Everyone?s Guide to the South African Economy 12th editionby André Roux

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 13.00

    Recession, inflation, interest rates, income tax, exchange rates ? We are bombarded with these terms every day - by newspapers, the radio, TV and the internet - but what do they actually mean? And how do they impact on you? In this updated edition of Everyone?s Guide to the South African Economy, all these issues - and more - are addressed. The... more...

  • Climate Change Finance and International Lawby Alexander Zahar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Since 2010, a significant quantity of international climate change finance has begun to reach developing countries. However, the transfer of finance under the international climate change regime ? the legal and ethical obligations that underpin it, the constraints on its use, its intended outcomes, and its successes, failures, and future potential... more...

  • Computational Probability Applicationsby Andrew G. Glen; Lawrence M. Leemis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    This focuses on the developing field of building probability models with the power of symbolic algebra systems. The book combines the uses of symbolic algebra with probabilistic/stochastic application and highlights the applications in a variety of contexts. The research explored in each chapter is unified by the use of A Probability Programming Language... more...

  • Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economyby Rachid Benlamri; Michael Sparer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.73

    This volume aims to outline the fundamental principles behind leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship and show how the interrelations between them promote business and trade practices in the global economy. Derived from the 2016 International Conference on Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (ICLIE), this volume showcases original papers... more...

  • Economic Growthby Olivier de La Grandville

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 48.00

    The second edition of this user-friendly book, offering a clear and original introduction to the theory of economic growth. more...

  • CSR und Nachhaltige Innovationby Gesa Gordon; Astrid Nelke

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 20.43

    Das Buch zeigt beispielhaft auf, welche Bedeutung Verantwortung und nachhaltige Innovation einnehmen können. Perspektiven aus der Wissenschaft und dem Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung eröffnen den Band und liefern ein konzeptuelles Verständnis des Begriffs. Praxisbeispiele aus der Großindustrie, dem Mittelstand, aber auch kleinen Unternehmen demonstrieren... more...