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  • The Linen Trade, Ancient and Modernby A.J. Warden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Can American Manufacturing Be Saved?by Michele NashHoff

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    This book details how manufacturing developed in America through the industrial revolution and labor movement, analyzes the impact of outsourcing offshore and our nation?s trade policies, looks at what various organizations are doing to try to help save American manufacturing, and what we can do as individuals from the perspective of business owners,... more...

  • Reinventing Giantsby Bill Fischer; Umberto Lago; Fang Liu

    Wiley 2013; US$ 27.95

    A compelling profile of an emerging Chinese competitor Chinese firms are reinventing their business models, their corporate cultures, and themselves, becoming global competitors who increasingly offer knowledge rather than cheap labour in their quest to join the ranks of the "world's best" companies. This book offers a compelling profile of the... more...

  • From Minos to Midasby Brendan Burke

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 30.00

    Textile production was of greater value and importance to people in the past than any other social craft activity: everyone depended on cloth. As with other craft goods, such as pottery, metal objects, or ivory carving, the large-scale production and exchange of textiles required specialization and some degree of centralization. This book takes an... more...

  • Clarks: Made to Lastby Mark Palmer

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 26.67

    Clarks' reach extends to all corners of the globe and yet it remains a family-owned business firmly rooted in its Quaker origins, (unlike other well known Quaker firms like Cadburys, now part of US giant Kraft.) Founded in 1825 by two brothers, Cyrus and James Clark, the company began as a rug-making operation in the then tiny village of Street,... more...

  • World Textile Industryby John Singleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 210.00

    This book analyzes the competitive forces which dominate this major sector, and traces how the nature of competition has evolved during the last two hundred years. Through an analysis of key factors, including demand, related and supporting industries, firm strategy, structure and national rivalry, chance and government policy, the author explains... more...

  • The Dynamics of a Changing Technologyby Peter J. Fensham; Douglas Hooper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 270.00

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • The Essence of Provenceby Pierre Magnan; Richard Seaver

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L?Occitane, one of the world?s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, the now world-renowned fragrance company L?Occitane, ?a woman of Provence? in Old French, was inspired by the essences of lavender and... more...

  • Competitive Dynamics in the Mobile Phone Industryby Claudio Giachetti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    This book explores which kind of competitive moves and countermoves have been taken by mobile phone vendors like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Apple, as well as emerging rivals from developing countries, to defend their competitive position over the industry life cycle, and which factors have driven these actions. more...

  • Die Motivation deutscher Aufsichtsräteby Christian Jünger

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Zahlreiche Unternehmenskrisen und Bilanzskandale der jungsten Vergangenheit haben dazu gefuhrt, dass neben Vorstanden auch verstarkt Aufsichtsrate in den Mittelpunkt der Kritik geraten sind. Dabei wird ihnen vorgeworfen, ihrer Kontrollaufgabe nur unzureichend nachzukommen. Um ein Agieren der Aufsichtsrate im Interesse der Aktionare zu gewahrleisten,... more...