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  • Sociological Perspectives on Media Piracy in the Philippines and Vietnamby Vivencio O. Ballano

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book addresses the persistence of the optical media piracy trade in the Philippines and Vietnam. It goes beyond arguments of defective law enforcement and copyright legal systems by applying sociological perspectives to examine the socio-economic forces behind the advent of piracy in the region. Using documentary and ethnographic data, in addition... more...

  • Mapping Transition in the Pamirsby Hermann Kreutzmann; Teiji Watanabe

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    By emphasizing on the Pamir region a comprehensive overviewof path-dependent and recent developments in a remote mountain region isprovided in this book. Overall neglect in the mountainous periphery iscontrasted by shifting the centre of attention to the Pamirssituated at the interface between South and Central Asia. From colonialtimes... more...

  • Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Across Culturesby Igor N. Dubina; Elias G. Carayannis

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 99.00

    The aim of this volume is to further develop the relationship between culture and manifold phenomena of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in order to promote further and better understanding how, why, and when these phenomena are manifested themselves across different cultures. Currently, cross-cultural research is one of the most dynamically... more...

  • Mission Masteryby Brian Dive

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book reveals the story of how the first large learning organization was formed. Emerging around 1870, it involved an organizational transformation that followed a disaster some 60 years earlier. The great success of this process was the introduction of a totally new approach to leadership ? a competitive edge that would go undetected for another... more...

  • The Nature of Cultureby Miriam N. Haidle; Nicholas J. Conard; Michael Bolus

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume introduces a model of the expansion of cultural capacity as a systemic approach with biological, historical and individual dimensions. It is contrasted with existing approaches from primatology and behavioural ecology; influential factors like differences in life history and demography are discussed; and the different stages of the development... more...

  • Sex Workers and Criminalization in North America and Chinaby Susan Dewey; Tiantian Zheng; Treena Orchard

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    Sex work continues to provoke controversial legal and public policy debates world-wide that raise fundamental questions about the state?s role in protecting individual rights, status quo social relations, and public health. This book unites ethnographic research from China, Canada, and the United States to argue that criminalization results in a totalizing... more...

  • The Archaeology of Anxietyby Jeffrey Fleisher; Neil Norman

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 179.00

    Recent efforts to engage more explicitly with the interpretation of emotions in archaeology have sought new approaches and terminology to encourage archaeologists to take emotions seriously. This is part of a growing awareness of the importance of senses?what we see, smell, hear, and feel?in the constitution and reconstitution of past social... more...

  • The Washington State Census Board and Its Demographic Legacyby David A. Swanson

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book tells the story of how a group of far-sighted, academic researchers came to the aid of an overwhelmed local government. It details the history of the Washington State Census Board, which began in 1943 as part of an emergency measure during a massive wartime in-migration. The narrative also shows the demographic legacy of the Board and, ultimately,... more...

  • Entrepreneurshipby Michael Fritsch

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 29.99

    Der Begriff Entrepreneurship steht für unternehmerische Initiative, Kreativität, Innovation und das Eingehen ökonomischer Wagnisse. Er bezeichnet diejenigen Formen von Unternehmertum, die eine zentrale Triebkraft für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung darstellen. Dabei liegt der Fokus auf Unternehmensgründungen und junge Unternehmen. Das Buch behandelt die... more...

  • The Complexity of Workplace Humourby Barbara Plester

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book discusses boundaries for organizational humour as well as the jokers and jesters that enliven modern workplaces. It has long been accepted that humour and tragedy can occupy the same space and that is eloquently demonstrated in this book. Using ethnographic research techniques, a selection of stories, ruminations, cartoons, and narratives... more...