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  • The Enlightened Leaderby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 47.99

    Coaching has become one of the most important leadership development issues in China, where most companies invest in coaching for their senior staff. In this book Frank Gallo, one of the foremost executive coaches in China, draws on his 30 years' experience of working with both Chinese and Western coaches to provide an indispensable guide. more...

  • The Saudi Arabian Economyby

    Springer US 2005; US$ 124.70

    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$ 117.57

    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...

  • The Curse of Natural Resourcesby Sevil Acar

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 121.58

    This book examines the paradox that resource-rich countries often struggle to manage their resources in a way that will help their economies thrive. It looks at how a country's political regime and quality of governance can determine the degree to which it benefits - or suffers - from having natural resources, shifting away from the traditional focus... more...

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

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 188.11

    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...

  • Global City Challengesby M. Acuto; W. Steele

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 105.71

    The contributors illustrate what twin analytical and practical challenges emerge from juxtaposing cultural, economic, historical, postcolonial, virtual, architectural, literary, security and political stances to the concept of the 'global city'. more...

  • Measuring National Innovation Performanceby Frane Adam

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 50.55

    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...

  • Economics of Urban Externalitiesby Shiva Raj Adhikari

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 50.55

    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...