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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gold Prices and Wages (Routledge Revivals)by J. A. Hobson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1913, this Routledge Revivals title reissues J. A. Hobson?s seminal analysis of the causal link between the rise in gold prices and the increase in wages and consumer buying power in the early years of the Twentieth Century. Contrary to the assertions of some notable contemporary economists and businessmen, Hobson contended that... more...

  • Strategies of Multinationals in Central and Eastern Europeby Dr Yordanka Chobanova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    The focus of the study is on the larger food processing companies, which invested in Central and Eastern Europe ? namely NestlÚ, Unilever and InBev - and analysesáthe motives of investment and the entry strategies of food MNEs, outlines their contribution to the local development and stresses the national actors as forces to embedded FDI. more...

  • Incentives and Dynamics in the Ethiopian Health Worker Labor Marketby The World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    By international standards, the supply of health workers in Ethiopia is tiny. In addition, those who do enter the profession and remain in the country disproportionately live and work in the capital, Addis Ababa. This story is repeated across the developing world, and in particular in sub-Saharan Africa, where shortages of health workers are deemed... more...