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  • The Economics of Small Businessesby Giorgio Calcagnini; Ilario Favaretto

    Springer 2011; US$ 139.00

    Is small still beautiful? The recent economic and financial crisis has shown that developed countries in which firms are smaller suffered the biggest GDP plunges. Today, economic growth depends more than in the past on sound and well-organized firms, which means more innovation, a better educated labor force, higher likelihood of access to financial... more...

  • Success Factors of Regional Strategies for Multinational Corporationsby Patrick Heinecke

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    This work examines the factors that drive the success of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in their pursuit of regional strategies. The author develops a comprehensive regional success factor model, by which the effects of regional management autonomy and regional product and service adaptation on the regional success of MNCs as well as the interaction... more...

  • Economic Growth in the Regions of Europeby Sascha Sardadvar

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    Although interest in spatial growth regressions has been growing in recent years, formal theoretical approaches that acknowledge the role of space in economic growth have been sparse. In particular in a regional context, the assumption of independent, non-interacting closed economies can lead to misinterpretations. This book fills the void by discussing... more...

  • Privatization of Urban Land in Shanghaiby Ling Hin Li

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1996; US$ 40.00

    By focusing on a particular sector of China's economy -- urban land -- this study discusses the unique merger of the market system and the socialist environment, and provides an insight into the privatization of the economic system in China. more...

  • A Guide to Effective Property Management in Hong Kongby Francis K. Loo

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1991; US$ 27.00

    A guide to Effective Property Management in Hong Kong brings together the practical experience and the insights of a charted surveyor who has had more than thirty years of experience in propertry management and real estate in Hong Kong and Canada. more...

  • Managing Environmentally Sustainable Innovationby Bart Bossink

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    This volume provides a management concept for sustainable innovation management in commercial and governmental organizations. It provides answers to the question how people, teams, projects, companies and governments can shape the innovation process towards sustainability while maintaining or improving a profitable financial performance. more...

  • Locavestingby Amy Cortese

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95

    How individuals and communities can profit from local investing In the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need... more...

  • Beyond Territoryby Harald Bathelt; Maryann Feldman; Dieter F. Kogler

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    The main purpose of the book is to discuss new trends in the dynamic geography of innovation and argue that in an era of increasing globalization, two trends seem quite dominant: rigid territorial models of innovation, and localized configurations of innovative activities. The book brings together scholars who are working on these topics. Rather than... more...

  • The Recession and Beyondby David Bailey; Caroline Chapain

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.56

    How has the recession impacted on firms, people and places? How have local and regional authorities responded? This book aims to answer these questions by offering an overview of the impacts of the recession on people and places and how it has affected local authorities in the UK and other OECD countries.Thevolume makes a fresh contribution to understanding... more...

  • Resilience and Opportunityby Amy Liu

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Commentary and analysis typically focused on what went wrong in the post-disaster emergency response. This forward-looking book, however, presents a more cautiously optimistic view about the region’s ability to bounce back after multiple disasters.Catastrophes come in different forms—hurricanes,... more...