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- Physica-Verlag HD 2011; US$ 139.00
The international literature on non-standard employment has mostly focused on its impact on employment and on working and living conditions. This volume explores these issues with special reference to Italy. It suggests a new perspective on quality of work. more...
Collaboration for Sustainability and Innovation: A Role For Sustainability Driven by the Global South?Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00
This book describes a new approach to collaboration for sustainability and innovation built on models originally developed in the global South that are transferable to the North. Covers fair trade supply chains, digital literacy and social inclusion and more. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 129.00
This book will enlarge our grasp of global migration phenomena, offering insights into the fascinating, at times startling, realities of human migration in Asia. The chapters presented in this volume offer variety in not only theme but in approach to migration in Southeast and East Asia. Particularly welcome for a volume on migration studies, a discipline... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00
This book discusses ?traditional features? of regional science, and topics such as innovation and agglomeration economies. It demonstrates that, contrary to recent assertions, both geography and institutions (or culture) are relevant for local development. more...
- Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00
This book identifies and analyzes livelihood impacts of recent environmental and socio-economic changes in urban and rural settings of the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, north western Himalaya, India. The findings of the research deal with the broader objectives of the changing patterns of agricultural production with special reference to... more...
The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation for Low-Income Countries and Emerging MarketsInternational 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...
- International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00
This study estimates the size of the informal economy, and the relative contribution of each underlying factor, for the Caucasus and Central Asia countries in 2008. Using a Multiple Indicator-Multiple Cause model, we find that a burdensome tax system, rigid labor market, low institutional quality, and excessive regulation in financial and products... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 135.00
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...
- 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...
- Physica-Verlag HD 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. With the growth of globalization, some economists have called for a reduced role of social pacts and centralized wage bargaining, to be replaced... more...