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Summary: Blown to bits - Philip Evans and Thomas Wurster

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book “BLOWN TO BITS: How The New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy” by Philip Evans and Thomas Wurster.

Philip Evans, Senior Vice President of the Boston Consulting...


Summary: Code name Ginger -Steve Kemper

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book “CODE NAME GINGER: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen’s Quest to Invent a New World” by Steve Kemper.

This is the story of Dean Kamen, who as a child found school...


Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

by Phillip Phan

Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development....


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

by Stephen Zavestoski & Julian Agyeman

The 'Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban...


African Industrial Development and EU Cooperation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership

by Francis A.S.T. Matambalya

Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated...


The Politics of Carbon Markets

by Benjamin Stephan & Richard Lane

The carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis - a crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global...


The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée & Mireille Razafindrakoto

Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic...


Nature, Choice and Social Power

by Erica Schoenberger

We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and...


Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies

by Helen Hintjens & Dubravka Zarkov

Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and...


Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan

by Nadeem Malik

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It...


Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce C. Greenwald & Philippe Aghion

It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed...


China's Economic and Social Problems

by GREGORY C CHOW

This book discusses important economic and social problems of China. It is based on the author's latest findings from his scholarly research on China's economy, his involvement with China's economic reform and...


After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval

by John Foster

Dangerous climate change is coming.

Some people still deny that it is happening. Others refuse to recognise that it is now too late to prevent it. But both these reactions spring from the same source: our pathological...


Education for Sustainability

by Stephen Sterling & John Huckle

At a time when polls suggest that a majority of young British people believe that the future will offer a worse quality of life than the present, it is becoming imperative that children are introduced to principles...


Economic Analyses Using the Overlapping Generations Model and General Equilibrium Growth Accounting for the Japanese Economy

by Mitoshi Yamaguchi & Tomoko Kinugasa

This unique book contains novel and in-depth research regarding economic development in Japan. The authors examine economic development in Japan from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Using general...


Economic Analyses Using the Overlapping Generations Model and General Equilibrium Growth Accounting for the Japanese Economy: Population, Agriculture

by Mitoshi Yamaguchi & Tomoko Kinugasa

This unique book contains novel and in-depth research regarding economic development in Japan. The authors examine economic development in Japan from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Using general...


Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings

by Ishac Diwan

For the millions of citizens in the Arab World who came together in 2010–2011 to discover their common yearning for dignity and liberty, the real revolutions only began after the wave of protests. Understanding...


The Mexican Urban Household: Organizing for Self-Defense

by Henry A. Selby, Arthur D. Murphy & Stephen A. Lorenzen

The sufferings of "ordinary" people under harsh economic conditions can eventually lead to the fall of governments. Given this fact, it becomes important to know how "ordinary" people live-what privations they...


The Great Dragon Fantasy: A Lacanian Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Thought

by Guanjun Wu

China has undergone a unique path of development in the post-Maoist era. Especially, the last decade witnessed China's rapid rise to economic wealth and superpower status vis-à-vis the severe developmental...