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  • Growing Industrial Clusters in Asiaby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    Industrial clusters in Silicon Valley, Hsinchu Park, and northern Italy, and in the vicinity of Cambridge, U.K., have captured the imagination of policymakers, researchers, city planners and business people. Where clusters take root, they can generate valuable spillovers, promote innovation, and create the critical industrial mass for sustained growth.... more...

  • Handbook for Evaluating Infrastructure Regulatory Systemsby Ashley C. Brown

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 29.99

    More than 200 new infrastructure regulators have been created around the world in the last 15 years. They were established to encourage clear and sustainable long-term economic and legal commitments by governments and investors to encourage new investment to benefit existing and new customers. There is now considerable evidence that both investors... more...

  • Have Japanese Firms Changed?by Professor Hiroaki Miyoshi; Dr Yoshifumi Nakata

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    If we ask simply whether Japanese business has changed, our answer must be an unequivocal yes and this is answered with a primary focus on technology, the traditional source of Japan's strong competitiveness. But if we ask whether Japanese firms have also changed in any substantive ways we must accept a less sanguine conclusion. more...

  • IT-Driven Business Modelsby Henning Kagermann; Hubert Osterle; John M. Jordan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 45.00

    A look at business model innovation's crucial role in today's global business environment . Showing organizations how business model innovation should be a key focus area in today's global economy, this book features cases from businesses around the globe that have developed customized business models and achieved spectacular levels of performance.... more...

  • The Impact of Private Sector Participation in Infrastructureby Andres Luis

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    Infrastructure plays a key role in fostering growth and productivity and has been linked to improved earnings, health, and education levels for the poor. Yet Latin America is currently faced with a dangerous combination of relatively low public and private infrastructure investment. Those investment levels must increase, and it can be done. If Latin... more...

  • Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Marianne Fay

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 14.99

    This book reviews Latin America's experience with infrastructure reform over the last fifteen years. It argues that the region's infrastructure has suffered from public retrenchment and unrealistic expectations about private involvement. Poor infrastructure now hampers productivity, growth, and poverty reduction. Addressing this requires more... more...

  • Kindertageseinrichtungen mit U3-Betreuungby Johannes Hawlik

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Expenditures to achieve the mandated quality of child day care pose an increasing budgetary burden on providers. To remain economically functional, providers have to take a holistic view of cost-related factors. The study addresses this issue and concludes that the broadest options for optimization fall in the area of costs and management... more...

  • Local Provision of Public Servicesby George R. Zodrow

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Local Provision of Public Services: The Tiebout Model after Twenty-Five Years describes several theoretical and empirical branches of economic research related to Charles Tiebout's provocative hypothesis that consumer mobility and interjurisdictional competition result in an efficient allocation of resources to the local public sector. The book provides... more...

  • Managing the Politics of Reformby J. Edgardo Campos

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    Over the past 30 years there has been considerable research on the political economy of reform. Yet despite this, little is known about strategies for managing the politics of change—moving from a bad to a better equilibrium. Part of the challenge of studying this issue stems from the difficulty of obtaining detailed, so-called “blow-by-blow”... more...

  • New Frontiers of Land Controlby Nancy Lee Peluso; Christian Lund

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Questions about land control have invigorated thinkers in agrarian studies and economic history since the nineteenth century. ?Exclusion?, ?alienation?, ?expropriation?, ?dispossession?, and ?violence? animate histories of land use, property rights, and territories. More recently, agrarian environments have been transformed by processes of de-agrarianization,... more...