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- Springer 2009; US$ 129.00
Walk down any main street in Shanghai, Paris or New York and you will see evidence of the counterfeit goods trade. But how large is the counterfeit market? This book examines the size of the counterfeit market. It looks at the intellectual property environment using a research-based approach. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 139.95
In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Holmes sets out why commoditization represents such a clear and present danger to every corporation and all white-collar workers. He describes how commoditization is affecting entire industries and is increasingly touching the work of the professional classes. The evidence is both fascinating and compelling and it... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 39.95
The current restructuring of the world-economy under global capitalism has further integrated international trade and production. It thus has brought to the fore the key role of commodity chains in the relationships of capital, labor, and states. Commodity chains are most simply defined as the link between successive processes of manufacturing that... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Amid a display of sunshine-yellow electric appliances in a model home at the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon squared off on the merits of their respective economic systems. One of the signature events of the cold war, the impromptu Kitchen Debate has been widely viewed... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99
More than 50 developing countries depend on three or fewer commodities for more than half of their exports and, in fact, many rely on a single commodity for a large share of export earnings. This reliance inevitability exposes countries to the risk of export earnings instability as a result of price shocks and, perhaps even more significantly, the... more...
- Momentum Press 2011; US$ 76.00
This book will be a single-source, easy-to-use reference work for machinists and fabricators on the principal characteristics and uses for major common types of metals, composites, and plastics. It provides the key physical characteristics and mechanical characteristics, along with important considerations when machining and processing and fabricating... more...
- Entrepreneur Press 2012; US$ 19.95
Turn Small Change Into Big Profits! Looking for an opportunity to make big profits while setting your own schedule? A vending business could be your ticket to the top. Americans feed vending machines more than $46 billion a year for sodas, candy, coffee and other snacks. That?s a nice chunk of change you could be pocketing. Starting is easy. You... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00
We present a simple macroeconomic model with a continuum of primary commodities used in the production of the final good, such that the real prices of commodities have a factor structure. One factor captures the combined contribution of all aggregate shocks which have no direct effects on commodity markets other than through general equilibrium effects... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 9.00
This paper studies the volatility of commodity prices on the basis of a large dataset of monthly prices observed in international trade data from the United States over the period 2002 to 2011. The conventional wisdom in academia and policy circles is that primary commodity prices are more volatile than those of manufactured products, even though most... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95
"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought... more...