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  • Managing the Politics of Reformby J. Edgardo Campos

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    Over the past 30 years there has been considerable research on the political economy of reform. Yet despite this, little is known about strategies for managing the politics of change—moving from a bad to a better equilibrium. Part of the challenge of studying this issue stems from the difficulty of obtaining detailed, so-called “blow-by-blow”... more...

  • Regulatory Governance in Infrastructure Industriesby Paulo Correa

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    This paper assesses and measures regulatory governance in 21 infrastructure regulators in Brazil. Regulatory Governance is decomposed into four main attributes: autonomy; decision-rules; means and tools; and accountability. A ranking is proposed and the main areas for improvement identified. A comparison of the proposed regulatory governance index... more...

  • Growing Industrial Clusters in Asiaby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    Industrial clusters in Silicon Valley, Hsinchu Park, and northern Italy, and in the vicinity of Cambridge, U.K., have captured the imagination of policymakers, researchers, city planners and business people. Where clusters take root, they can generate valuable spillovers, promote innovation, and create the critical industrial mass for sustained growth.... more...

  • Africa's Infrastructureby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Sustainable infrastructure development is vital for Africa's prosperity. And now is the time to begin the transformation. This volume is the culmination of an unprecedented effort to document, analyze, and interpret the full extent of the challenge in developing Sub-Saharan Africa's infrastructure sectors. As a result, it represents the most... more...

  • Unlikely Victoryby Jerome T. Coe

    Wiley 2010; US$ 102.95 US$ 92.66

    Many companies that stray too far from their core business fail. So how is it that General Electric, a major electrical manufacturing company, ended up as one of the top U.S. chemical producers—with 1998 sales of $6.6 billion? In Unlikely Victory, Jerome T. Coe, a retired 40-year career employee with General Electric, who spent more than 20 years... more...

  • IT-Driven Business Modelsby Henning Kagermann; Hubert Osterle; John M. Jordan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.50

    A look at business model innovation's crucial role in today's global business environment . Showing organizations how business model innovation should be a key focus area in today's global economy, this book features cases from businesses around the globe that have developed customized business models and achieved spectacular levels of performance.... more...

  • Have Japanese Firms Changed?by Professor Hiroaki Miyoshi; Dr Yoshifumi Nakata

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    If we ask simply whether Japanese business has changed, our answer must be an unequivocal yes and this is answered with a primary focus on technology, the traditional source of Japan's strong competitiveness. But if we ask whether Japanese firms have also changed in any substantive ways we must accept a less sanguine conclusion. more...

  • Business at the Speed of Thoughtby Bill Gates; Collins Hemingway

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 21.14

    Most companies have a sizeable investment in technology but are realising only 20% of its potential benefit. BUSINESS @ THE SPEED OF THOUGHT introduces the concept of the digital nervous system which unites all systems and processes under one common infrastructure, allowing companies to make quantum leaps in efficiency, growth and profit. Using detailed... more...

  • Power, Profits, and Patriarchyby William G. Staples; Clifford L. Staples

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 45.50

    Founded in 1791 and in existence for more than two hundred years, the Kenrick iron foundry of West Bromwich, England produced some of the finest cast-iron hardware ever made. William and Clifford Staples' goal in studying the Kenrick case is to examine how taken-for-granted assumptions about class, gender, and familial relations contributed to the... more...

  • The Risk in Risk Managementby Gregory B Vit

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    Banks take very large risks by consistently herding in the same perilous directions while believing they are safe and unique. This book presents a risk management framework to understand conformity and deviance within investment banks and other large organizations. It suggests that some groups understand the dynamics of this conformity to their advantage.... more...