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  • Livelihoods and Landscapesby Paul Hebinck; Peter Lent

    BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00

    Focussing on the past history and present day life of the people in two villages in the central Eastern Cape, South Africa, the book provides a vivid but detailed and insightful account of the transformation of rural society and economy since colonisation. more...

  • Tiger Economies Under Threatby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    Southeast Asian tiger economies feel threatened by competition from other countries and worry that their growth momentum might be flagging. Even though their growth rates are above the average for the world and for developing countries, they fall short of yesterday’s economic performance. The underlying worry is that they presage the beginning... more...

  • Beauty Imaginedby Geoffrey Jones

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 24.99

    The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the 19th century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants such as Avon, Coty, Estée Lauder, and L'Oréal, grew. more...

  • U.S. Manufacturing: The Engine for Growth in a Global Economyby Thomas Duesterberg; Ernest Preeg

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 96.00

    Evolving rapidly from a mass-produced product orientation to a flexible, solutions-oriented model, the changing manufacturing sector is poised to lead a global economic recovery. Truly an insider's guide to the future of this critical sector, this book provides policy recommendations based on a wealth of information. Despite the appearance of difficult... more...

  • Couture and Consensusby Regina A. Root

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Following Argentina’s revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of authorities, allowing authors to masquerade political ideas under the guise of frivolity and entertainment. In Couture and Consensus , Regina A. Root... more...

  • Manufacturingby Manya Chylinski

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94

    Manufacturing is crucial to the economy in the United States, accounting for 62 percent of research and development and almost a third of productivity growth. In terms of job creation, this industry has the highest multiplier effect: Every $1 million of final sales supports eight manufacturing jobs and six jobs in other industries, such as services... more...

  • Manufacturing in the New Urban Economyby Willem van Winden; Leo van den Berg; Luis Carvalho; Erwin van Tuijl

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacotruing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable shift towards a knowledge based economy and urban economies... more...

  • Territory, specialization and globalization in European Manufacturingby Helena Marques; Francisco Puig

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Although traditional manufacturing (textiles, clothing, footwear, furniture, etc) has been in decline in developed countries, it still represents an important part of European employment due to its labour-intensive character. Moreover, its geographical concentration particularly exposes certain regions of Europe to job loss as the industry declines.... more...

  • The Modern Defense Industry: Political, Economic, and Technological Issuesby Richard Bitzinger

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 134.00

    Whether it's guns and ammunition or multidimensional anti-terrorism systems, the defense industry is dynamic, complex, and ubiquitous. It is also mysterious, powerful, and controversial, involving thousands of players worldwide—from suppliers and producers to government and military procurers to shadowy figures that trade in the black market. This... more...

  • Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2010by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research Ltd. 2010; US$ 299.99

    Vital to businesses of all types, advertising, marketing and branding are covered in-depth in this important volume, from mass media to direct mail, from online advertising to branding and public relations. Analysis of trends, globalization, technologies, finances. Profiles of the 350 leading companies. more...