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  • Entrepreneurship in the United Statesby Paul D. Reynolds

    Springer US 2007; US$ 179.00

    This important book enhances understanding of entrepreneurial dynamics, providing the first analysis of changes in US entrepreneurial activity. It examines adult participation in new firm creation and differences in regional firm creation activity. more...

  • European Financial Marketsby Tony Southall

    Physica-Verlag HD 2008; US$ 159.00

    EU membership involves political and economic reforms which influence financial markets in the new member states. This study empirically explores and quantifies the effects of EU accession on the risk and return of equity markets in eight Central and Eastern European markets joining the EU in 2004. The study also incorporates a review of how the influence... more...

  • Stock Management for Sustainable Urban Regenerationby Yozo Fujino; Takafumi Noguchi

    Springer Japan 2008; US$ 149.00

    This book on urban stock management contains theories and technologies for longevity, maintenance, disaster prevention, risk management, renovation and recycling of infrastructure. It further deals with historical and cultural approaches to planning. more...

  • Indiaby Arvind Panagariya

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 16.99

    Preface. PART I: Growth and Economic Reforms. 1. Distinguishing Four Phases. 2. Phase I (195165): Takeoff Under a Liberal Regime. 3. Phase II (196581): Socialism Strikes with Vengeance. 4. Phase III (198188): Liberalization by Stealth. 5. Phase IV (19882006): Triumph of Liberalization. 6. A Tale of Two Countries: India and the Republic of Korea. PART... more...

  • Complexity Perspectives in Innovation and Social Changeby David Lane; Denise Pumain; Sander Ernst van der Leeuw; Geoffrey West

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 289.00

    Our society?s scientific paradigm prevents us from benefiting from the processes of invention and innovation. This book analyzes the topic in depth, positing that a ?complex systems? approach is better suited than our traditional approach to the phenomenon. more...

  • Sustainability Assessmentby Bob Gibson; Selma Hassan; James Tansey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Sustainability assessment is now emerging as a more transparent, comprehensive, integrated and far-sighted approach to decision making. Its basic demand is that all significant undertakings must make a positive contribution to sustainability. To apply this test, decision makers need criteria based on the core requirements of sustainability and the... more...

  • Kitchen Table Sustainabilityby Steph Vajda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    Kitchen Table Sustainability offers a unique view of sustainability through the lens of community engagement. It takes sustainability out of the ivory towers of universities, government departments and planners to the kitchen tables of the world. This practical guide distils decades of wisdom from community planning, engagement and sustainability... more...

  • Vector Calculus in Regional Development Analysisby Kesra Nermend

    Physica-Verlag HD 2009; US$ 159.00

    This work seeks to propose a methodological basis for regional development analysis based on vector calculus. Existing taxonomic methods are developed further in order to assess regions and micro-regions with regard to their socio-economic and environmental development. In addition to its methodological contribution, this book thus contributes to a... more...

  • China and Europeby Klaus Kunzmann; Willy A Schmid; Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    China and Europe  address the challenges for the cities and regions of Europe that may be the consequences of such development trends. Contributions by policy-makers and academic observers will prepare the ground for debating the dimensions ?economy?, ?knowledge and culture?, ?environment and mobility?, ?quality of life?, and ?governance? of this... more...

  • Innovation System Frontiersby Brian Wixted

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 189.00

    This book shows that technological complexity is an important factor in the formation of highly specific production networks, and why, for a number of production systems, fragmentation and clustering are two sides of the same coin. more...