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- 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...
- 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...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99
Sustainable infrastructure development is vital for Africa's prosperity. And now is the time to begin the transformation. This volume is the culmination of an unprecedented effort to document, analyze, and interpret the full extent of the challenge in developing Sub-Saharan Africa's infrastructure sectors. As a result, it represents the most... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 45.00
A look at business model innovation's crucial role in today'sglobal business environment . Showing organizations how business model innovation should be akey focus area in today's global economy, this book features casesfrom businesses around the globe that have developed customizedbusiness models and achieved spectacular levels of performance. ... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 38.99
Founded in 1791 and in existence for more than two hundred years, the Kenrick iron foundry of West Bromwich, England produced some of the finest cast-iron hardware ever made. William and Clifford Staples' goal in studying the Kenrick case is to examine how taken-for-granted assumptions about class, gender, and familial relations contributed to the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
Banks take very large risks by consistently herding in the same perilous directions while believing they are safe and unique. This book presents a risk management framework to understand conformity and deviance within investment banks and other large organizations. It suggests that some groups understand the dynamics of this conformity to their advantage.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 199.95
This research report presents the findings of a broad survey of corporate security programs conducted by the Security Executive Council?s Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI). The researchers' objective was to benchmark the state of the security industry in terms of organizational structure, budget, staff resources, board-level risk concerns,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
This independent assessment is a comprehensive study of the strategic benefits, risks, and costs of U.S. military presence overseas. The report provides policymakers a way to evaluate the range of strategic benefits and costs that follow from revising the U.S. overseas military presence by characterizing how this presence contributes to assurance,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
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...