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  • 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...

  • Business at the Speed of Thoughtby Bill Gates; Collins Hemingway

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 23.98

    Most companies have a sizeable investment in technology but are realising only 20% of its potential benefit. BUSINESS @ THE SPEED OF THOUGHT introduces the concept of the digital nervous system which unites all systems and processes under one common infrastructure, allowing companies to make quantum leaps in efficiency, growth and profit. Using detailed... more...

  • Power, Profits, and Patriarchyby William G. Staples; Clifford L. Staples

    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...

  • Corporate Security Organizational Structure, Cost of Services and Staffing Benchmarkby Bob Hayes; Greg Kane; Kathleen Kotwica

    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...

  • The Risk in Risk Managementby Gregory B Vit

    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...

  • 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...

  • Technology Infrastructureby Cristiano Antonelli; Albert N. Link; Stan Metcalfe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Technology infrastructure supports the design, deployment and use of both individual technology-based components and the systems of such components that form the knowledge-based economy. As such, it plays a central role in the innovation process and in the promotion of the diffusion of technologies. Thus, it is an important element contributing to... more...

  • Private Equity Unchainedby Thomas Meyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 55.00

    There are significant returns to be made from private equity, infrastructure, real estate and other illiquid investments, but a competitive strategy is essential for investment success and for meeting objectives. This book takes readers through all the considerations of planning and implementing an investment strategy in illiquid investments. more...

  • Freshwater Biological Monitoringby D. Pascoe; R. W. Edwards

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95

    Freshwater Biological Monitoring contains the proceedings of a Specialized Conference held in Cardiff, Wales, on September 12-14, 1984. Contributors explore advances in freshwater biological monitoring, paying particular attention to the interpretation of traditional community surveillance studies by means of the modern computer and multivariate statistical... more...

  • Total Environmental Controlby Julian Lowe; David Lewis; Martin Atkins

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Total Environmental Control: The Economics of Cross-Media Pollution Transfers covers the theoretical basis of cross-media transfers of pollution. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 11 chapters that discuss the difference between cross-media transfers and trade-offs. It addresses the common thread of economic analysis. This book deals... more...