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Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

by Kei Otsuki

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations....


Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

by Thaddeus R. Miller

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems-from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality-present fundamental challenges...


Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

by Pier Carlo Palermo & Davide Ponzini

The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices...


Slowdown in Emerging Markets : Sign of a Bumpy Road Ahead?

by Evridiki Tsounta

Following very strong growth during the period 2000?12, emerging market economies (EMEs) experienced a slowdown in the last couple of years. This paper examines the supply-side drivers of the strong growth performance...


The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia

by Shaun Rein

China's changing course, and sustainable success requires a shift in strategy

The End of Copycat China helps business executives and investors understand how China's economy is shifting from one based on heavy...


We Do Know How: A Buyer-Led Approach to Creating Jobs for the Poor

by James T. Riordan

This book by a practitioner (not an academic, a government official, or a pundit) has been written for practitioners and offers fresh thinking on how to do international development work. It combines that thinking...


Lean Branding

by Laura Busche

Every day, thousands of passionate developers come up with new startup ideas but lack the branding know-how to make them thrive. If you count yourself among them, Lean Branding is here to help.

This practical...


China's Rise: Development-Oriented Finance and Sustainable Development

by Lixing Zou

As a government institution specializing in development-oriented finance, the China Development Bank (CDB) has combined advanced international financial theories with China's practical conditions and has done...


The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future

by Paul Miller & Elizabeth Marsh

The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future takes the reader on a journey into the emerging technology-led revival of work. Paul Miller's follow up to his critically acclaimed...


Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone

by Leon Cruickshank

Open innovation, pro-sumers, disruptive design and brand fanaticism are amongst a handful of new approaches to design and innovation that have generated discussion and media coverage in recent years. In practice,...


Innovative Institutions, Public Policies and Private Strategies for Agro-Enterprise Development

by Ralph D Christy, Carlos A da Silva & Nomathemba Mhlanga

In an effort to promote agro-enterprises and agro-industries as viable forms of inclusive development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Cornell International Institute...


Worldwide Knowledge?: Global Firms, Local Labour and the Region

by Martina Fuchs

Putting forward a comprehensive view of knowledge with a specific perspective on place and space, this book provides a new perspective on the globalisation of knowledge. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, the...


Good Food, Great Business: How to Take Your Artisan Food Idea from Concept to Marketplace

by Susie Wyshak

For those ready to follow their foodie dreams (or at least start thinking about it) Good Food, Great Business is the place to get organized and decide whether creating a specialty food business is really possible....


Health Financing in the Republic of Gabon

by Karima Saleh & Bernard Couttolenc F.

Gabon is an upper middle income country, with reasonable spending on health, however, its health outcomes resemble that of a country that is low / low-middle income. Where has Gabon gone wrong, and what are...


The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

by Marcus Taylor

This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate...


From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone

by Diane Frost

Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not...


Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications

by Michael J. Panik

Features recent trends and advances in the theory and techniques used to accurately measure and model growth

Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications features an accessible introduction to growth curve...


Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries: New Analytical Approaches

by Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino & Mark McGillivray

In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty....


The Open Organization: A New Era of Leadership and Organizational Development

by Philip A. Foster

Solutions for the future viability of any organization must be scalable, agile, self-forming, and self-led. In this 21st century era it is not difficult to find organizations that are getting it right. But why...


Knowledge Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Enhancing Research, Development and Manufacturing Performance

by Elisabeth Goodman & John Riddell

Blending the authors' considerable experiences with those of interviewees and with their retrospective and forward-looking perspectives, this volume explains how to apply Knowledge Management in a variety of...