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  • Inside Steve's Brainby Leander Kahney

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 23.95

    One of USA Today's Best Business Books of 2008-now updated with a new chapter It's hard to believe that one man revolutionized computers in the 1970s and '80s (with the Apple II and the Mac), animated movies in the 1990s (with Pixar), and digital music in the 2000s (with the iPod and iTunes). No wonder some people worship Steve Jobs like a god.... more...

  • Sustainable Energy in Chinaby Fei Feng

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 34.99

    This timely new book uses historical data from 1980 and alternative scenarios through 2020 to assess China's future energy requirements and the resources available to meet them. Current trends are putting China on an unsustainable and insecure energy growth path, characterized by the use of enormous quantities of "dirty" coal and an alarming... more...

  • Building Bridgesby Vivien Foster

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    In recent years, a number of emerging economies have begun to play a growing role in the finance of infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their combined resource flows are now comparable in scale to traditional Official Development Assistance (ODA) from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries or to capital from private... more...

  • Does Private Sector Participation Improve Performance in Electricity and Water Distribution?by Katharina Gassner

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    This study examines the question of private versus public performance in a natural monopoly setting. It analyzes data from 301 utilities with private sector participation (PSP) and 926 utilities without PSP in 71 developing and transition economies to evaluate the impact of PSP on firm performance in electricity distribution and water and sanitation... more...

  • Water, Electricity, and the Poorby Kristin Komives

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 14.99

    “This book is an extremely thorough and readable review of how effective utility subsidies are in reaching the poor. It makes sobering reading for policy makers who have implemented such subsidy programmes, who are looking for ways to ameliorate heavy price increases, or who believed that these subsidies were useful instruments for alleviating... more...

  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby Frannie Leautier

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    "In a world moving very rapidly on both urbanization and globalization, cities in the developing world face both serious challenges and attractive opportunities. They can reap the benefits of economic growth by creating an enabling investment climate: well-functioning markets, institutions that support sound governance and regulatory regimes,... more...

  • Strategic Communication for Privatization, Public-Private Partnerships and Private Participation in Infrastructure Projectsby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    Strategic Communication for Privatization, Public-Private Partnerships, and Private Participation in Infrastructure reviews the experiences of the World Bank and its clients in employing public communication programs during the processes of privatization and private sector participation. Drawing from academic and policy research as well as from case... more...

  • BlackBerry Planetby Alastair Sweeny

    Wiley 2009; US$ 26.95

    BlackBerry Planet is a new tribe of people who simply cannot get along without their favorite device, Research in Motion’s innovative electronic organizer, the BlackBerry. This omnipresent device has gone beyond being the world’s foremost mobile business tool and entered the consumer mainstream as the Swiss Army Knife of smart phones. ... more...

  • Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2008, Globalby Boris Pleskovic

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    This book presents selected papers from the ABCDE Meetings, held May 17 -18, 2007 in Bled, Slovenia. Hosted by the World Bank and Government if Slovenia, more than 400 experts from countries around the world met to deliberate the theme: Private Sector and Development. This volume presents papers on financial inclusion, factors that matter the most... more...

  • Introduction to Business Architectureby Chris Reynolds

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 34.99

    Business Architecture is a disciplined approach to creating and maintaining business models that enhance enterprise accountabilities and improve decision-making. Business Architecture's value proposition, unlike other disciplines, is to increase organizational effectiveness by mapping and modeling the business to the organization's business... more...