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How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

by Yung Chul Park & Hugh Patrick

This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also identifies...


Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil, and Gas in Latin America

by Anthony Bebbington & Jeffrey Bury

Over the past two decades, the extraction of nonrenewable resources in Latin America has given rise to many forms of struggle, particularly among disadvantaged populations. The first analytical collection to...


How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web-Based Business

by Beth Williams

With e-commerce expected to reach $40 billion and online businesses anticipated to increase by 500 percent through the year 2010, you need to be a part of this exploding area of Internet sales. If you want to...


Alternative Development: Unravelling Marginalization, Voicing Change

by Cathrine Brun, Piers Blaikie & Michael Jones

This book discusses alternative development and its relevance for local/global processes of marginalization and change in the Global South. It questions who the producers of development knowledges and practices...


Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Economic Shocks: Findings from Melanesia

by Simon Feeny

Focusing on the vulnerability and resilience to economic shocks at the household level, this book draws on extensive research activities carried out in two Melanesia countries: the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu....


Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods: Development Challenges in an Era of Globalization

by Emma Gilberthorpe & Gavin Hilson

This book provides an extended analysis of how resource extraction projects stimulate social, cultural and economic change in indigenous communities. Through a range of case studies, including open cast mining,...


Challenges, Lessons, and Prospects for Operationalizing Regional Projects in Asia: Legal and Institutional Aspects

by Kishor Uprety

Challenges, Lessons, and Prospects for Operationalizing Regional Projects in Asia: Legal and Institutional Aspects is part of the World Bank Studies Series. These papers are published to communicate the results...


Obliging Need: Rural Petty Industry in Mexican Capitalism

by Scott Cook & Leigh Binford

For centuries throughout large portions of the globe, petty agriculturalists and industrialists have set their physical and mental energies to work producing products for direct consumption by their households...


Wool to Weta: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy

by Paul Callaghan

New Zealand has built its economy around natural resources – exporting wool, wood, meat and dairy and importing tourists. But can that economy sustain us in the twenty-first century? From the second most prosperous...


The Commercialisation of New Zealand

by B. H. Easton

This text examines the origins, theory, history and politics of the dramatic change in economic policy in New Zealand, from Robert Muldoon's interventionalism to Roger Douglas's commercialization. It is illustrated...


Get Off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy

by Shaun Hendy & Paul Callaghan

In a brilliant intellectual adventure that ranges from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networks, Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan explore how New Zealanders can learn...


Anatomy of a Business Plan: The Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Business and Securing Your Company's Future

by Linda Pinson

Used by more than 1.5 million business owners since its original publication, the new edition of this classic how-to guide provides any entrepreneur the tools to create a well-constructed business plan. All...


Promoting Healthy Living in Latin America and the Caribbean: Governance of Multisectoral Activities to Prevent Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseas

by María Eugenia Bonilla-Chacín

The Latin American and Caribbean region has been undergoing a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition, which has had important health and economic consequences. Not only is the population aging rapidly,...


Lessons Learned and Not Yet Learned from a Multicountry Initiative on Women's Economic Empowerment

by Sara Johansson de Silva & Pierella Paci

The Results-Based Initiatives (RBI), launched in 2007, were a pioneering attempt to provide comprehensive, coherent, and rigorous evidence on effective interventions to foster the economic empowerment of women....


Stop Walking in Circles

by Les Taylor

Walking in Circles is the perfect metaphor for what happens to an individual or an organization that does not have a plan for getting them from where they are now to where they want to be. A five-year study...


Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking

by William Putsis

How to compete in the right space for greater profitability and growth

The Internet, mobile technology, the ubiquity of information and the availability of big data have dramatically increased the speed and impact...


Shared Value Debate (The)

by Maurizio Zollo & Stefania Mele

The Shared Value Debate. Academic Visions on Corporate Sustainabilityis the first issue of the Enel Foundation series ŇAcademic VisionsÓ. Sixteen scholars, belonging to universities and research centres located...


The Social Licence to Operate: Your Management Framework for Complex Times

by Leeora Black

A social licence strategy is essentially a stakeholder engagement strategy for navigating complex socio-political environments. This DoShort provides the framework, tools and case studies a company needs to...


Music City's Showcase

by The Tennessean

"Music City's Showcase" takes the reader inside Nashville's new Music City Center. The state-of-the-art convention complex boasts acres of exhibit space, art installations and a "green" roof. Beyond its gee-whiz...


The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World

by Rob Hopkins

Packed with real-life examples and the voices of people who have created innovative local businesses and invested in all manner of new enterprises, this call for local action argues that the seed of a new economy—and...