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Deals and Development

by Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen & Eric Werker

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open...


Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation

by Steven S. Hoffman

Drawing on examples of the hottest innovators in Silicon Valley, this step-by-step guide will show you how to develop, test and launch your impossibly big idea to success.

Almost every major company today has...


Capitalism without Capital

by Jonathan Haskel & Stian Westlake

The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy

Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest...


Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets

by Lourdes Casanova, Peter Klaus Cornelius & Soumitra Dutta

Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets offers an original perspective on the links between macro data on innovation, data on micro-entrepreneurial processes and venture capital supply....


Wikipedia: The Free Collaborative Encyclopaedia

by 50MINUTES.Com

Find out how Wikipedia became an internet giant in just 50 minutes!

With over 40 million articles in almost 300 languages and dialects, Wikipedia is the largest and most influential encyclopaedia in the world....


Spotify: Music for Everyone

by 50MINUTES.Com

Find out how Spotify changed the way we listen to music in just 50 minutes!

Spotify is a music streaming service which was launched in 2008. Its freemium business model, which allows users to choose between listening...


Groupon: The Online Discount Phenomenon

by 50MINUTES.Com

Find out how Groupon exploded around the world in just 50 minutes!

The online deal marketplace Groupon was founded in 2008 in response to ordinary citizens’ declining buying power during the global economic...


TripAdvisor: The Online Travel Community

by 50MINUTES.Com

Find out how TripAdvisor revolutionised tourism in just 50 minutes!

TripAdvisor has become one of the world’s most popular websites, with millions of travellers visiting it every month to leave reviews, hunt...


YouTube: The Home of Vlogging

by 50MINUTES.Com

Find out how YouTube made video content accessible to all in just 50 minutes!

YouTube is a video sharing platform which was launched in 2005. Although it was originally developed as a simple video sharing platform,...


Networking Personified

by Zoe Bennett & Lee Caleca

Do you know your elevator pitch from your USP? Do you walk into a room full of strangers clutching your business cards, hoping for a “sale”? Perhaps you see a crowd of successful entrepreneurs and are not...


Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development

by Ajit Mishra & Tridip Ray

Written in honour of Kaushik Basu, Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development is a celebration of over forty years of contributions to development economics. Written by Professor...


Ethical Asset Valuation and the Good Society

by Christian Gollier

For all of their focus on asset prices, financial economists rarely ask if assets are priced ethically—that is, if their prices are compatible with the public good. Yet in a world facing major, possibly catastrophic...


Getting Organised

by Angela Ruby & Lee Caleca

For years, many have been calling for unity in an effort to offset the dreadful imbalance of poorer life chances and multiple, systematically placed obstacles preventing those of African descent from fulfilling...


Breaking Bad Habits

by Freek Vermeulen

It’s very likely that best practices—ideas, processes, and strategies that are commonplace in your industry—are actually hurting your business.

Although best practices can help businesses operate more competitively...


Sovereign Wealth Funds in Resource Economies

by Khalid Alsweilem & Malan Rietveld

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have reached a transitional moment. Created as a way to direct excess wealth toward economic development and long-term financial returns, some countries are now seeing a decline...


The Next Factory of the World

by Irene Yuan Sun

• Important research on a crucial global business trend: the shifting of manufacturing to Africa and its implications.

• Fascinating story and perspective from an author with direct experience of how this...


Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...


A Deplorable Scarcity

by Fred Bateman & Thomas Weiss

In this major reexamination of the southern industrial economy and its failure to progress during the antebellum period, Fred Bateman and Thomas Weiss show that slavery and its consequences were not alone in...


Law and the Wealth of Nations

by Tamara Lothian

Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a...


What's In, What's Out

by Amanda Glassman, Ursula Giedion & Peter C. Smith

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the...