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Government & Business

  • The Little Big Numberby Dirk Philipsen

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. It is our universal yardstick of progress. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose.... more...

  • More Humanby Steve Hilton; Jason Bade; Scott Bade

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 30.38

    Government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us ? it's all become too big and distant and industrialised. Inhuman. It's time to do something about it. It's time to put people first. It's time to make the world more human. Steve Hilton, visiting... more...

  • Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africaby Louis A. Picard; Terry F. Buss; Taylor B. Seybolt; Macrina C. Lelei

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent?s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa... more...

  • Human Resource Development in the Russian Federationby Alexandre Ardichvili; Elena Zavyalova

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Unlike Brazil, India, or China, prior to the beginning of market-oriented reforms in early 1990s, Russia maintained a high level of human capital and possessed a highly developed system of vocational education, continuous education, and management development institutions sponsored by the government. However, after the beginning of the market reforms... more...

  • Information Engineering and Education Scienceby Dawei Zheng

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 239.95

    This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Information Engineering and Education Science (ICIEES 2014), held June 12-13 in Hong Kong, China. The objective of ICIEES 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to... more...

  • Debt, Democracy and the Welfare Stateby Rögnvaldur Hannesson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Why is it that government debt in the developed world has risen to world war proportions in a time of peace? This can largely be attributed to governments maintaining welfare expenditures beyond what tax revenues allow. But will these governments refrain from doing what is necessary for economic growth for fear of losing their electorate? more...

  • The Economics of Screening and Risk Sharing in Higher Educationby Bernhard Eckwert; Itzhak Zilcha

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Economics of Screening and Risk Sharing in Higher Education explores advances in information technologies and in statistical and social sciences that have significantly improved the reliability of techniques for screening large populations. These advances are important for higher education worldwide because they affect many of the mechanisms... more...

  • Localizing Global Financeby Justin Robertson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Justin Robertson is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of US-Asia Economic Relations: A Political Economy of Crisis and the Rise of New Business Actors and has published articles in Asian Survey, International Political Sociology, New Political Economy,... more...

  • Non-Profit Organizationsby Nicolas A. Valcik; Teodoro J. Benavides; Kimberly Scruton

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Packed with case studies and ripped-from-the-headlines examples, Non-Profit Organizations: Real Issues for Public Administrators introduces critical issues commonly encountered when managing non-profit organizations and gives you the tools to develop policies and procedures to meet the challenges that arise when these issues occur. The authors use... more...

  • Dealing with Chinaby Henry M. Paulson

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then,... more...