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  • Transculturalism and Business in the BRIC Statesby Dr Claudia Franziska Brühwiler; Dr Yvette Sánchez

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 69.95

    Transculturalism and Business in the BRIC States, edited by Yvette Sánchez and Claudia Franziska Brühwiler, is the first handbook on the BRIC States that offers a transcultural perspective, which goes beyond the typical ?how to? manuals or economic projections and provides an understanding of transculturalism as it is studied and practiced in the... more...

  • The Strategies of China?s Firmsby Hailan Yang; Stephen Morgan; Ying Wang

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 141.00

    This book aims to analyze how China?s firms in the consumer electronics (CE) sector have developed their business strategy and corporate governance during the reform process. This book examines the CE sector in particular because it is one of the country?s most important and dynamic manufacturing sectors and one of the earliest market-oriented sectors.... more...

  • 100 Jahre Betriebswirtschaftslehre in Deutschlandby Michael Lingenfelder

    Franz Vahlen 2015; Not Available

    Seitdem sich die Betriebswirtschaftslehre an Hochschulen zu etablieren vermocht hat, sind 100 Jahre vergangen. Aus diesem Anlass versammelt das Buch mehr als ein Dutzend Autoren, die die Vergangenheit Revue passieren lassen, aber auch einen Blick auf die Gegenwart werfen. Behandelt werden die Geschichte der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, des Rechnungswesens,... more...

  • Enterprise Restructuring and the Role of Managers in Russia: Case Studies of Firms in Transitionby Gary Krueger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 210.00

    This book tells the story of what might have been considered an unlikely source of dynamic change in Russia - formerly state-owned manufacturing enterprises and their managers. Based on interviews conducted over a six-year span with managers at 47 manufacturing, light industry, consumer durable, and food processing firms in four Russian cities, the... more...

  • Inside Japanese Business: A Narrative History 1960-2000by Makota Ohtsu; Tomio Imanari

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This book sheds new light on Japanese management and its social consequences. Since the collapse of the Japanese bubble economy, the once acclaimed Japanese-style management has been under serious criticism both inside and outside Japan, but this is not a new phenomenon: over the last 50 years, evaluation of Japan and Japanese management has fluctuated... more...

  • 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...

  • Enterprise Guidance in Eastern Europeby David Granick

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 68.50

    The sixties were a decade of major reform in the guidance of industry in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe. In this comparative study of industrial management, the different directions taken by reform in the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, and Yugoslavia are examined against the pattern shown by Romania, a country in which no significant... 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$ 52.95

    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...