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  • The American Work Ethic and the Changing Work Forceby HERBERT APPLEBAUM

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 185.00

    A major force in American society, the work ethic has played a pivotal role in U.S. history, affecting cultural, social, and economic institutions. But what is the American work ethic? Not only has it changed from one era to another, but it varies with race, gender, and occupation. Considering such diverse groups as Colonial craftsmen, slaves, 19th... more...

  • The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation for Low-Income Countries and Emerging Marketsby S. M. Ali Abbas; Jakob Christensen

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    We develop a new public domestic debt (DD) database covering 93 low-income countries and emerging markets over the 1975-2004 period to estimate the growth impact of DD. Moderate levels of non-inflationary DD, as a share of GDP and bank deposits, are found to exert a positive overall impact on economic growth. Granger-causality regressions suggest support... more...

  • 21st-Century Japanese Managementby Dr James C. Abegglen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 130.00

    Japan's economy and businesses are entering this century with new management systems but their values unchanged. Drawing on the author's analysis of the 1950s, financial systems, personnel management methods, role of the corporation and R&D capabilities are re-assessed to provide a comprehensive analysis of Japan's financial and industrial changes. more...

  • Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Marketby John M. Abowd; Richard B. Freeman

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Are immigrants squeezing Americans out of the work force? Or is competition wth foreign products imported by the United States an even greater danger to those employed in some industries? How do wages and unions fare in foreign-owned firms? And are the media's claims about the number of illegal immigrants misleading? Prompted by the growing internationalization... more...

  • Social Pacts, Employment, and Growthby Nicola Acocella; Riccardo Leoni

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    Social pacts have long been a centerpiece of European politics. They are characterized by negotiations among government, employers, workers, and other interest groups over wages and other economic issues. This book examines the status of social pacts and their future. It focusses on the role of trade unions, and the positive role they can play. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Adoptionby Christine Adamec

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00

    Includes information on the Adoption and Safe Families Act, a federal law created to encourage the adoption of foster children. This encyclopedia also includes information on other adoption issues such as laws concerning adoptions by gays and lesbians, tax issues, school and adopted children, birthfather rights, transracial adoptions, and more. more...

  • Non-Standard Employment and Quality of Workby Tindara Addabbo; Giovanni Solinas

    Springer 2011; US$ 139.00

    The international literature on non-standard employment has mostly focussed on its impact on employment, and more recently on working and living conditions. This volume explores these issues with special reference to Italy. Italy is characterized by very low participation rates (particularly women's), a high degree of fragmentation of labour contracts... more...

  • Globalisation Poverty and Cultureby Usha Agrawal

    Rajat Publications 2008; US$ 40.00

    Globalisation is intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole and preceded the advent of capitalist modernity. Inspite of the claims that globalisation accelerates growth and reduced poverty, poverty reduction remains the central challenge to the global society and culture. Hence globalisation, poverty and culture are interconnected and... more...

  • Historical Land Use/Land Cover Classification Using Remote Sensingby Wafi Al-Fares

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Although the development of remote sensing techniques focuses greatly on construction of new sensors with higher spatial and spectral resolution, it is advisable to also use data of older sensors (especially, the LANDSAT-mission) when the historical mapping of land use/land cover and monitoring of their dynamics are needed. Using data from LANDSAT... more...

  • Labor Relations in New Democraciesby José A. Alemán

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Labor Relations in New Democracies explores how democratization has changed the material and political fortunes of workers in the new democracies of Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. It also examines how workers have responded to their newly found environment. more...