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  • Triggersby Marshall Goldsmith; Mark Reiter

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.32

    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 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...

  • Corporate Strategies in Recession and Recovery (Routledge Revivals)by Richard Whittington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1989, this book is based on detailed comparative case studies of eight firms? responses to the recession of the early 1980s, the worst crisis for British manufacturing in the post-war period. Following these companies? progress from 1979 to 1985, Whittington examines the various recession strategies they adopted and the consequences... more...

  • Engaging University Studentsby Hamish Coates; Alexander C. McCormick

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book provides university teachers, leaders and policymakers with evidence on how researchers in several countries are monitoring and improving student engagement?the extent to which students are exposed to and participate in effective educational practices. It captures insights from international implementations of the National Survey of Student... more...

  • Dutch Land-use Planningby Prof Dr Barrie Needham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book gives an up-to-date account of the principles - written and unwritten - behind Dutch planning, and shows how the practice sometimes ignores those principles in order to achieve better results. It describes the content of the policies, the measures taken to realise them, and the successes and failures. The book is not uncritical of Dutch land-use... more...

  • The Changing Face of Management in Chinaby Chris Rowley; Fang Lee Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    China is one of the fastest developing emerging economies in the world today. The country has a huge influence on a global level, both politically and economically. Despite this, very few books cover both the full range of management functions, and the key issues facing managers in this unique business environment. The Changing Face of Management... more...

  • Value Creation, Value Assessment and Value Capture from a Managerial Perspectiveby Debra Zahay

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    Faced with increased complexity and competitive intensity, firms have had to revisit their business positioning and adopt more impactful and differentiated business strategies. This constant demand for innovation, business model redesign and compelling marketing strategies have forced managers to pay closer attention to customer value and how they... more...