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Management of Service Businesses in Japan

by Yasuhiro Monden & Noriyuki Imai

With the service industry taking up the largest portion of its GDP, Japan has much to share in the area of managing service industry. This book explores and elucidates the unique management styles in non-manufacturing...


China's State-Owned Enterprises: Nature, Performance and Reform

by Hong Sheng & NONG ZHAO

This book provides a detailed description of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China with respect to both efficiency and income distribution. It demonstrates that state ownership in the form of SOEs does not...


Behavior Space: Play, Pleasure and Discovery as a Model for Business Value

by Alexander Manu

Behavior Space proposes that corporations do not design products or services anymore: they design behavior spaces. Facebook is not a product, not a technology, but a behaviour space. Innovation is the creation...


Understanding Creative Business: Values, Networks and Innovation

by Shorthose & Maycroft

Understanding Creative Business bridges the gap between creative practice and mainstream business organisation, entrepreneurship and management. It discusses the effective positioning of creative practice within...


Dry Ports - A Global Perspective: Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands

by Rickard Bergqvist & Gordon Wilmsmeier

As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods...


The Big Flatline

by Jeff Rubin

In an urgent follow-up to his best-selling Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller, Jeff Rubin argues that the end of cheap oil means the end of growth. What it will be like to live in a world where...


Coaching and Mentoring Resource Manual

by Jimmy Petruzzi

Widely recognised as a leading practical resource on coaching and mentoring, The Coaching and Mentoring Learning Resource Manual by Jimmy Petruzzi combines an understanding of coaching and mentoring principles,...


Infrastructure and Employment Creation in the Middle East and North Africa

by Antonio Estache

This study assesses the potential for job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has experience in making the most of infrastructure investments, but maintaining...


Economic Development and GIS

by Joseph Michael Pogodzinski & Richard M. Kos

Economic Development and GIS shows why geographic information system (GIS) software is an essential tool for economic development planning and analysis. This book describes economic development policy problems...


Goh Keng Swee on China: Selected Essays

by Yongnian Zheng & John Wong

Touted as one of the main engineers of Singapore's economic growth, Dr Goh's collection of writings and speeches seek to shed light on the various challenges that China faced in the early 90s. His arguments...


Institutional Reform in Central Asia: Politico-Economic Challenges

by Joachim Ahrens & Herman W. Hoen

The countries of Central Asia are increasingly the focus of intense international attention due to their geopolitical and economic importance as well as their unsettled transition processes. The region faced...


The Role of Science for Conservation

by Matthias Wolff & Mark Gardener

The book integrates the knowledge and reflections of 30 scientists, of which many have dedicated a substantial part of their professional life to the Galapagos archipelago, to the conservation of its biodiversity...


Trade Unions in the Green Economy: Working for the Environment

by Nora Räthzel & David Uzzell

Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses....


Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature

by Diana Mitlin & David Satterthwaite

One in seven of the world's population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South - mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation,...


State Reform and Development in the Middle East: Turkey and Egypt in the Post-Liberalization Era

by Amr Adly

The economies of Turkey and Egypt, remarkably similar until the early 1980s, have since taken divergent paths. Turkey has successfully implemented a policy of export led industrialisation whilst Egypt's manufacturing...


The Domestic Politics of Foreign Aid

by Erik Lundsgaarde

In spite of shared rhetorical commitments to tackling poverty worldwide, donors have varied considerably in their use of aid as an instrument for global poverty reduction. This book explains varied donor priorities...


The Business Case for Sustainable Finance

by Iveta Cherneva

In the world of finance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have until recently really only impinged upon the 'soft' domains of public relations, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility....


Corporate Sustainability: Integrating Performance and Reporting

by Ann Brockett & Zabihollah Rezaee

Invaluable guidance for complete integration of sustainability into reporting and performance management systems

Global businesses are under close scrutiny from lawmakers, regulators, and their diverse stakeholders...


Universities, Cities and Regions: Loci for Knowledge and Innovation Creation

by Roberta Capello, Agnieszka Olechnicka & Grzegorz Gorzelak

Regions and cities are the natural loci where knowledge is created, and where it can be easily turned into a commercial product. Regions are territories where, under certain socio-economic conditions, a strong...


Theories of Development

by Peter Preston

Dr Preston's book, first published in 1982, presents a critical history of development studies since the Second World War, linking the recent, neo-Marxist, debate with the whole tradition in the field, going...