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  • The Enlightened Leaderby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 47.99

    Coaching has become one of the most important leadership development issues in China, where most companies invest in coaching for their senior staff. In this book Frank Gallo, one of the foremost executive coaches in China, draws on his 30 years' experience of working with both Chinese and Western coaches to provide an indispensable guide. more...

  • Innovative Start-Ups and the Distribution of Human Capitalby Ronney Aamoucke

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 117.75

    This book contributes to our understanding of the reasons for the uneven geographic emergence and distribution of innovative start-ups and human capital, analyzing the role of the regional knowledge base and specifically academic knowledge. Using extensive datasets from West German regions and advanced econometric tools, it confirms a strong relationship... more...

  • Norms and Gender Discrimination in the Arab Worldby Adel SZ Abadeer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Abadeer incorporates informal norms such as religion, mores, myths, taboos, codes-of-conduct, customary laws, and traditions, into the structure of formal rules (e.g., polity, judiciary, law, and the enforcement of law), which in turn influence the governance of the transactions. more...

  • Norms and Gender Discrimination in the Arab Worldby Adel SZ Abadeer

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2015; US$ 111.16

    Abadeer incorporates informal norms such as religion, mores, myths, taboos, codes-of-conduct, customary laws, and traditions, into the structure of formal rules (e.g., polity, judiciary, laws, and the enforcement of law), which in turn influence the governance of the transactions. more...

  • Welfare, Poverty and Development in Latin Americaby Christopher Abel; Colin M. Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 190.58

    The book analyzes the social consequences of recent development strategies in Latin America. The volume introduces readers to official strategies, private initiatives and individual responses to issues of welfare and poverty during the twentieth century. These issues are addressed from several disciplines. A substantial introduction is followed by... more...

  • Valuing Detroit’s Art Museumby Jeffrey Abt

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.75

    This book explores the perilous situation that faced the Detroit Institute of Arts during the city's bankruptcy, when creditors considered it a "nonessential asset" that might be sold to settle Detroit's debts. It presents the history of the museum in the context of the social, economic, and political development of Detroit, giving a history of the... more...

  • The Curse of Natural Resourcesby Sevil Acar

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 121.76

    This book examines the paradox that resource-rich countries often struggle to manage their resources in a way that will help their economies thrive. It looks at how a country's political regime and quality of governance can determine the degree to which it benefits - or suffers - from having natural resources, shifting away from the traditional focus... more...

  • Public Policy in an Entrepreneurial Economyby Zoltan J. Acs; Roger R. Stough

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 188.40

    In recent years there has been increased focus on understanding the dynamic relationships among entrepreneurship, policymaking, and economic growth. At the heart of research, debate, and practical application is the question: "Under what conditions can entrepreneurship flourish?" And the corollary: "To what degree does encouraging entrepreneurship... more...

  • Global City Challengesby M. Acuto; W. Steele

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 105.88

    The contributors illustrate what twin analytical and practical challenges emerge from juxtaposing cultural, economic, historical, postcolonial, virtual, architectural, literary, security and political stances to the concept of the 'global city'. more...

  • Measuring National Innovation Performanceby Frane Adam

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 50.62

    This book provides a critical re-examination of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policy-making bodies to measure national innovation capacity. Given that contemporary societies and economies are to a great extent characterised by the processes of production, dissemination and application... more...