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  • Triggersby Marshall Goldsmith; Mark Reiter

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    In business, the right behaviours matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather... more...

  • Poverty in the Midst of Affluenceby Leo F. Goodstadt

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 38.00

    Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses, and record labour productivity. Successive governments have been reluctant to invest in services for the elderly, the disabled, the long-term sick, and the poor,... more...

  • A Brighter Futureby Richard P. F. Holt; Daphne Greenwood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America. This book explores what is behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early 1980s and what can be done to restore it. The book is uniquely valuable in going beyond... more...

  • The Influence of Islamic Values on Management Practiceby Gillian Forster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    The Influence of Islamic Values on Management Practice is a cultural study examining how Islamic values influence management practice. Using Morocco as a case study, and with academic research and actual business managers working in this context, the book explores and explains how national characteristics, including Islam, shape management practice... more...

  • Competitiveness of Chinese Firmsby Richard Li-Hua

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book addresses the multi-facet competitiveness of firms in China from an angle of strategic management of technology and innovation. The Chinese vanguard companies have been excellent in identifying strategic position and appropriately making strategic decisions, and effectively making strategy in action. more...

  • Leading by Meaningby Anette Fintz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 39.99

    Mit Klarheit erfolgreich führen ? ein dynamisches Unternehmen gestalten ? den Herausforderungen einer vernetzten Welt selbstbewusst begegnen ? Potenziale der Persönlichkeiten im Unternehmen fruchtbar machen: Davon handelt dieses Buch. Eingebettet in das Konzept ?Leading by Meaning? gibt Fintz Antworten auf die Frage, wie Führung im 21. Jahrhundert... more...

  • Japanese Management in Changeby Norio Kambayashi

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00

    Following the burst of the ?economic bubble? in the 1990s, many Japanese companies were required to reform their management systems. Changes in corporate governance were widely discussed during that decade in studies on ?Japanese management.? These discussions have resulted in little progress, however, since Americanization became the dominant discourse... more...

  • The Rise of Big Businessby Glenn Porter

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    The fundamental and explosive changes in the U.S. economy and its business system from 1860 to 1920 continue to fascinate and engage historians, economists, and sociologists. While many disagreements persist about the motivations of the actors, most scholars roughly agree on the central shifts in technologies and markets that called forth big business.... more...

  • Many Thin Companiesby David L Loudon; Tony Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Discover what happened to the economy after 9/11—from an insider outlook Many Thin Companies: The Change in Customer Dealings and Managers Since September 11, 2001 is an up-to-date examination of the aftereffects of the World Trade Center bombings upon businesses nationwide. In this important text, you will learn about the efforts of several companies... more...