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Project Stakeholder Management

by Pernille Eskerod & Anna Lund Jepsen

Carrying out a project as planned is not a guarantee for success. Projects may fail because project management does not take the requirements, wishes and concerns of stakeholders sufficiently into account. Projects...


The Edge

by Allen P. Adamson & Steve Forbes

In the digital age, the old rules of marketing and branding are in desperate need of overhaul. Word of mouth has evolved to word of type as customers promote or deride products and services to a massive Internet...


China's Disappearing Countryside: Towards Sustainable Land Governance for the Poor

by Yongjun Zhao

This book examines the linkages between land tenure, development and governance in the context of China's development transformation. Drawing on empirical studies, it advocates the exploration of innovative...


The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future

by Tom Wessels

A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective


The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

by Ramez Naam

A surprising, convincing, and optimistic argument for meeting the crisis of scarcity with the power of ideas


Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development: The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

by Ewout Frankema & Frans Buelens

Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines....


Disruptive Innovation in Chinese and Indian Businesses: The Strategic Implications for Local Entrepreneurs and Global Incumbents

by Peter Ping Li

With the rapid development of China and India as new economic powers in global competition, an obvious question is whether these emerging economies are great opportunities or threats. Whilst answers are bound...


Rethinking Law and Development: The Chinese Experience

by Guanghua Yu

This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and China's...


Asian and Pacific Cities: Development Patterns

by Ian Shirley & Carol Neill

The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo,...


Sustainable Development in Amazonia: Paradise in the Making

by Kei Otsuki

This book argues against the assumption that sustainability and environmental conservation are naturally the common goal and norm for everyone in Amazonia. This is the first book focusing on agency, reflexivity...


Low Carbon Development: Key Issues

by Frauke Urban & Johan Nordensvärd

This is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related...


The Development of Capitalism in Africa

by John Sender & Sheila Smith

First published in 1986, this work challenges underdevelopment analyses of Africa's past experiences and future prospects, and builds upon a very wide range of recent historical research to argue that the impact...


Hybrid Economic-Environmental Accounts

by Valeria Costantini, Massimiliano Mazzanti & Anna Montini

National Accounting Matrices of Environmental Accounts (NAMEA) tables are used to analyze a range of environmental pressures and economic data resulting from consumption and production patterns - helping us...


Programme Aid and Development: Beyond Conditionality

by Geske Dijkstra & Howard White

This important contribution to the literature on development economics analyses the effectiveness of programme aid - i.e. aid that is not given in the form of projects. Using real world examples from countries...


Population, Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries

by Nadia Cuffaro

In 1950 the world population was 2.5 billion; fifty years later there are over 6 billion people. The demographic of this explosion has essentially occurred in the developing areas of the world. The key to understanding...


Ethnic Business: Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

by Brian C. Folk & K. S. Jomo

The role of ethnic Chinese business in Southeast Asia in catalyzing economic development has been hotly debated - and often misunderstood - throughout cycles of boom and bust.

This book critically examines some...


Eco-Innovation Management and Sustainability

by Bart Bossink

Sustainability is a phenomenon that must be pursued in a complex system of interrelated elements of business, society, and ecology. It is important to gain an understanding of these elements, the interplay between...


Principles of Agricultural Economics

by Andrew Barkley & Paul W. Barkley

This book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, natural resources and other sectors.

The result...


Investing in Water for a Green Economy: Services, Infrastructure, Policies and Management

by Mike Young & Christine Esau

In the context of the economies of the world becoming greener, this book provides a global and interdisciplinary overview of the condition of the world's water resources and the infrastructure used to manage...


Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future: Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism

by Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi & Alevgül H. ?orman

The vast majority of the countries of the world are now facing an imminent energy crisis, particularly the USA, China, India, Japan and EU countries, but also developing countries having to boost their economic...