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Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

by Tewodaj Mogues & Samuel E Benin

Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes...

Good Idea. Now What: How to Move Ideas to Execution

by Charles T. Lee

Proven pathways for taking ideas to implementation

We all have ideas—things we want to do or create—but only some of us will do what it takes to see those ideas come to pass. In Good Idea. Now What? readers...

The Political Economy of the Chinese Coal Industry

by Tim Wright

Coal mining is one of China's largest industries, and provides an excellent case study through which to consider the broader issues of China's transition from socialism to capitalism, focussing on the shift...

Trade Infrastructure and Economic Development

by David Olusanya Ajakaiye & T. Ademola Oyejide

There is growing consensus in the literature that trade and trade policy matter for a pro-poor growth and development strategy. Therefore, policies that are consistent with this strategy feature increasingly...

The Impact of China on Global Commodity Prices

by Masuma Farooki & Raphael Kaplinsky

Drawing on a large number of diverse sources, How China Disrupted Global Commodities comprehensively and systematically evidences the trends in the prices of different sets of commodities, analyses the drivers...

Energy Security for the EU in the 21st Century

by José María Marín Quemada, Javier García-Verdugo & Gonzalo Escribano

Recent developments like the rising trend in crude oil price, the international economic crisis, the civil revolts in Northern Africa and the Middle East, the nuclear threat in Japan after the tsunami, the oil...



Sustainable development sets the agenda for the 21st century. Human technological capability and needs mean that nature is and will be challenged and damaged in many ways. Whilst many social and technological...

Brand Together

by Nicholas Ind, Clare Fuller & Charles Trevail

Brand Together highlights the potential in co-creation to use customer and client input and feedback to develop and encourage buyer engagement, with a view to building sales, developing brand strategy and retaining...

Some Small Countries Do It Better

by Shahid Yusuf & Kaoru Nabeshima

Countries worldwide are struggling to imitate the industrial prowess of the East Asian pacesetters, but growth accelerations have proven remarkably transient. Building a portfolio of tradable goods and services...

Islamic Values and Management Practices: Quality and Transformation in the Arab World

by Maqbouleh M. Hammoudeh

Islamic Values and Management Practices explains how a set of management principles based on Islamic values, has been developed over time by the author and her colleagues. This Islamic management model stresses...

Human Resources or Human Capital?: Managing People as Assets

by Andrew Mayo

Are people really an organisation's most important asset? Not necessarily. Some are liabilities - but some undoubtedly are the most important drivers of value that an organisation has. The question is - who...

Setting Up & Operating a Business in Japan

by Helene Thian

"A unique handbook, speaking to the key issues and drawing on the experiences of veterans at the Japan business game." —James C. Abegglen, Cofounder, Boston Consulting Group

More and more foreign-owned businesses...

Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK

by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown & Sally Shortall

This book examines the transformations of rural society and economy in the UK and US during the last half-century, and explores the significance of these trends and changes for community sustainability, quality...

Argentina's Economic Growth and Recovery, 2001-2008

by Michael Cohen

This book examines the causes of the economic and political crisis in Argentina in 2001 and the process of strong economic recovery. It poses the question of how a country which defaulted on its external loans...

Carbon Markets or Climate Finance

by Axel Michaelowa

This book builds on a decade-long experience with mechanisms provided by the Kyoto Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It discusses the challenges of climate finance in the context of...



The aim of this book is to provide the international readership a collection of articles authored by Chinese scholars on the subject of globalization and localization. In a world where no country is an island...

Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions

by Chris Benner & Manuel Pastor

Breaking new ground in its innovative blend of quantitative and qualitative methods, the book essentially argues that another sort of growth is indeed possible. While offering specific insights for regional...

Profiling Leadership Discipline

by Ian Corner

Not since the One Minute Manager has there been a speedier, more relevant read for leaders at all levels. This book presents the 20 critical leadership disciplines contemporary leaders must consistently demonstrate...

New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development

by Justin Yifu Lin

Economic development is a process of continuous technological innovation and structural transformation. Development thinking is inherently tied to the quest for sustainable growth strategies. This book provides...

Uniting on Food Assistance: The Case for Transatlantic Policy Convergence

by Christopher B. Barrett & Julia Steets

This book chronicles the most essential causes and implications of these trends, which have expanded international food assistance well beyond the simple shipment of donated food aid commodities. We pay particular...