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  • The Saudi Arabian Economyby

    Springer US 2005; US$ 119.13

    In this unique text, Mohamed Ramady develops a framework for studying fundamental challenges to the modern Saudi Arabian economy. Public and private sector topics include: - The hydrocarbon and minerals sector, including a new model of mining privatization and cooperation - The impact of small and medium sized businesses - The evolving role of... more...

  • Innovative Start-Ups and the Distribution of Human Capitalby Ronney Aamoucke

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.31

    This book contributes to our understanding of the reasons for the uneven geographic emergence and distribution of innovative start-ups and human capital, analyzing the role of the regional knowledge base and specifically academic knowledge. Using extensive datasets from West German regions and advanced econometric tools, it confirms a strong relationship... more...

  • Norms and Gender Discrimination in the Arab Worldby Adel SZ Abadeer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Abadeer incorporates informal norms such as religion, mores, myths, taboos, codes-of-conduct, customary laws, and traditions, into the structure of formal rules (e.g., polity, judiciary, law, and the enforcement of law), which in turn influence the governance of the transactions. more...

  • Public Policy in an Entrepreneurial Economyby Zoltan J. Acs; Roger R. Stough

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 179.70

    In recent years there has been increased focus on understanding the dynamic relationships among entrepreneurship, policymaking, and economic growth. At the heart of research, debate, and practical application is the question: "Under what conditions can entrepreneurship flourish?" And the corollary: "To what degree does encouraging entrepreneurship... more...

  • Measuring National Innovation Performanceby Frane Adam

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 48.29

    This book provides a critical re-examination of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policy-making bodies to measure national innovation capacity. Given that contemporary societies and economies are to a great extent characterised by the processes of production, dissemination and application... more...

  • A Jail in City Centerby Bill R. Adams; Glen W. Sparro; Ronald L. Ballard

    International City/ County Management Association 2008; US$ 4.95

    Managing Local Government: Cases in Effectiveness: Relating to Other Organizations: A Jail in City Center demonstrates the challenges posed by differences in objectives and the impact on the manager's freedom to act. more...

  • A Jail in City Centerby Bill R. Adams; Glen W. Sparrow; Ronald L. Ballard

    International City/ County Management Association 2004; US$ 4.95

    Managing Local Economic Development: Cases in Decision Making: A Jail in City Center highlights the critical role of intergovernmental relations in economic development when a county and a city both have proposals for the development of a parcel of land in the center of the city. more...

  • A Jail in City Centerby Bill R. Adams; Glen W. Sparrow; Ronald L. Ballard

    International City/ County Management Association 2008; US$ 4.95

    Managing Local Government: Cases in Decision Making: A Jail in City Center is described from the vantage point of the city, and the decision problem is posed as one that the city manager must resolve. more...

  • Economics of Urban Externalitiesby Shiva Raj Adhikari

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 48.29

    Thisbook provides a fresh look at measuring negative externalities in theurbanization process. Meeting the challenges that come hand-in-hand with thecontemporary age of rapid urbanization demands more extensive empiricalknowledge. While most urbanization research focuses on positive externalities,this book is designed to offer insights into possible... more...

  • Asia's New Institutional Architectureby Vinod K. Aggarwal; Min Gyo Koo

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 75.24

    This is an investigation of the origins and evolution of Asia?s new institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The book examines key shifts in the region, providing a roadmap for the future. more...