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  • Knowledge, Innovation and Spaceby C. Karlsson; B. Johansson; K. Kobayashi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The contributions in this volume extend our understanding about the different ways distance impacts the knowledge conversion process. Knowledge itself is a raw input into the innovation process which can then transform it into an economically useful output such as prototypes, patents, licences and new companies. New knowledge is often tacit and thus... more...

  • Lewisian Turning Point in the Chinese Economyby Ryoshin Minami; Fumio Makino; Kwan S. Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This volume is concerned with labor market developments in China from a comparative perspective on selected East and South Asian countries. It closely examines the changing structure of China's labor market in the context of the Lewisisan turning point in ecomomic development. more...

  • Industrial Clusters, Migrant Workers, and Labour Markets in Indiaby Shuji Uchikawa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    This book analyzes three points: employment conditions for migrant workers, the impact of industrialization as part of industrial clusters upon surrounding and outlying villages, and the labour market in industrial clusters. This book examines the cases of two newly developed industrial clusters: Ludhiana in Punjab and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu. more...

  • Place Branding through Phases of the Imageby Staci M. Zavattaro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    In Place Branding through Phases of the Image , Zavattaro explains how city promotional strategies can take the place of corporate governance structures through phases of the image. more...

  • The Professor and the Presidentby Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard's Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in American public life, they are probably the oddest. Add another Ivy League professor to the White House staff when Nixon... more...

  • On The Booksby Greg Farrell

    Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A David and Goliath story, On The Books is the first-hand comic strip account of the labor struggle at NYC?s legendary Strand bookstore in the summer of 2012. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed numerous other members of the staff—the book examines the motives and actions of those involved, including the store, the staff,... more...

  • East Asia's Changing Urban Landscapeby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims to address this problem by using satellite imagery and other data to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific region between... more...

  • Politics in South Asiaby Siegfried O. Wolf; Jivanta Schöttli; Dominik Frommherz; Kai Fürstenberg; Marian Gallenkamp; Lion König; Markus Pauli

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The book introduces central themes that have preoccupied the field of South Asian politics over the last few decades and identifies new, emerging areas of research. Presenting both general political theory and context-specific case studies, the collection draws attention to the methodological challenges of working on an area-specific theme and the... more...

  • Human Green Development Report 2014by Xiaoxi Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This exhaustive survey assesses the performance of the United Nations and its member states in all key areas, at the same time as laying down a road map for sustainable development in the future. Deploying the Human Green Development Index as a new metric for an era in which human survival is intimately dependent on the viability of the Earth as a... more...

  • Managing the City Economyby Le-Yin Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    In a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city economy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban growth up to 2050 will take place. Adopting a practitioner?s... more...