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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
With the buzzwords of knowledge-based economy and knowledge-driven economy , policy-makers, as well as journalists and management consultants, are pushing forward a vision of change that transforms the way advanced economies work. Yet little is understood about how the knowledge-based economy differs from the old, traditional economy. It is generally... more...
- International Labour Office 2004; US$ 13.50
Explores the potential impact of the information society and information technology in the media, culture and graphical sector. Focuses on the effects on employment, the quality of work and quality of the product, working conditions, gender equity and labour-management relations. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00
The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents. more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.20
A young and na├?┬?├?┬»ve Englishman sets out on his first tour of duty as a Rubber Planter in an isolated rubber estate in near Kuantan, Pahang. Set in the waning period of the last few years of British Malaya, from1956-1960, Michael Thorp paints a vivid picture of his life on a rubber estate in the harsh tropical climate of Malaya. As a young 20-year-old... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 42.95
This book presents a historical account of plantations in India in the context of the modern world economy. It brings history up to the present, thereby showing how history can assist in explaining contemporary conditions and trends. The author focuses on labour and economic development problems and uses the World Systems theory so as to demonstrate... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 20.99
Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to Apress s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston. As the words at work suggest, Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of programming, while revealing... more...
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010; US$ 9.99
Kelle James ran away from an abusive home at the age of fifteen to the best place she could think of. New York City. She was going to be a model, rich, famous, and she was going to find people who treated her right. She had no idea what was in store for her and within three days she was homeless and broke. What follows is her exceptional story of trying... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in print campaigns for hip companies, or gracing the cover of Elle , she is working the runways of Paris, New York, and Milan to model for the world's... more...
- Entrepreneur Press 2007; US$ 17.95
In today?s new business environment, there are great work-from-home opportunities for office managers, executive assistants, administrative professionals and anyone else with excellent organizational and computer skills. Why fight traffic to go to an office when you can do the same work?perhaps at better pay?from home? Start your own office or administrative... more...