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  • Gerald Ratnerby Gerald Ratner

    Wiley 2008; US$ 37.50 US$ 26.25

    In 1991 Gerald Ratner was booked to make what should have been an everyday speech at the Institute of Directors. Should have been. When the words "total crap" come out of his mouth in connection with a decanter and glasses set sold by his company, H. Samuel, it all turned out slightly different. The Rise and Fall...And Rise Again tells the full... more...

  • Unfreedom and Waged Workby Sunanda Sen; Byasdeb Dasgupta

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 34.95

    Unfreedom and Waged Work: Labour in India’s Manufacturing Industry provides an update on the debates relating to the work and welfare of industrial labour in India. Concentrating on factory workers in India’s organized manufacturing industry, the study analyses, on the basis of official statistics as well as field survey data, the poor status... more...

  • In Search of Land and Housing in the New South Africaby Rogier van den Brink

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    This study outlines the difficulties poor communities face in accessing peri-urban land in South Africa that could have implications and lessons for similar communities in other countries facing spatial segregation issues. The study focused on one community, composed largely of laid-off farm workers that wanted to buy their own farm in a peri-urban... more...

  • 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...

  • Paper Products Physics and Technologyby Monica Ek

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 213.35

    The production of forestry products is based on a complex chain of knowledge in which the biological material wood with all its natural variability is converted into a variety of fiber-based products, each one with its detailed and specific quality requirements. This four volume set covers the entire spectrum of pulp and paper chemistry and... 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...