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  • The Art of Businessby Greg Clydesdale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 15.99

    When we look at Chinese history for a guide to business, we commonly reach for Sun Tzu's The Art of War , but that is a military text. It focuses on an enemy, not a trading partner, and it certainly doesn't mention customers and their role in strategy. To come to terms with Chinese commerce, we don't need to know the Art of War . We need to know... more...

  • Business Cycles in Economic Thoughtby Alain Alcouffe; Monika Poettinger; Bertram Schefold

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Business Cycles in Economic Thought underlines how, over the time span of two centuries, economic thought interacted with cycles in a continuous renewal of theories and rethinking of policies, whilst economic actions embedded themselves into past economic thought. This book argues that studying crises and periods of growth in different European countries... more...

  • The Everything Economics Bookby David A Mayer

    Adams Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    The Dismal Science. The Worldly Philosophy. The Science of Scarcity. Most people think economics is one of the most challenging and complex fields of study. But with this book, it doesn't have to be! You will learn how the U.S. economy works in unbiased, easy-to-understand language. And you can learn it without the complex equations, arcane graphs,... more...

  • People, Places and Business Culturesby Paolo Di Martino; Andrew Popp; Peter Scott

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Inspired by the work and legacy of Francesca Carnevali, this collection brings together new research into nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and European economic history, socio-cultural history and business history. more...

  • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Rana Foroohar?s Makers and Takersby Start Publishing Notes

    Start Publishing LLC 2017; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.21

    PLEASE NOTE: This is  key takeaways and analysis  of the book and NOT the original book. Rana Foroohar?s Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business argues that finance has become an increasingly dominant force in controlling the organization of the US economy. This has weakened American business and created growing... more...

  • For a New Westby Karl Polanyi

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    At a recent meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was reported that a ghost was haunting the deliberations of the assembled global elite - that of the renowned social scientist and economic historian, Karl Polanyi. In his classic work, The Great Transformation , Polanyi documented the impact of the rise of market society on western... more...

  • Understanding 'Classical' Economicsby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The 'classical' approach to economic problems, which can be traced back to Adam Smith and David Ricardo, has seen a remarkable revival in recent years. The essays in this collection argue that this approach holds the key to an explanation of important present day economic phenomena. Focusing on the analytical potentialities of classical economics,... more...

  • The Uses and Abuses of Economicsby Terence Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Terence Hutchison has made a unique contribution to debates in the history of economic thought and in economic methodology. The material collected here - much of which is appearing for the first time - includes some of the most significant and provocative parts of this contribution. Working from the principle that an idea that offends no one is not... more...

  • Freedom and Growthby S.R. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers... more...

  • Mercantilismby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Ever since the Physiocrats and Adam Smith, mercantilism or 'the mercantile system' have been described as the opposite of classical political economy. This view is very much brought into question by the current book. It argues that the sharp distinction between mercantilism and 19th century laissez-faire economics has obscured the meaning, content... more...