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Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective

by Geoffrey Wood, Chris Brewster & Michael Brookes

One of the most influential debates across business and management studies has centered on the relative impact of institutions on the fortunes of firms and nations. However, analyses have primarily focused on...


Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building Social Spaces: Building New Spaces

by Khayaat Fakier & Ellen Ehmke

Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges...


Selling the Welfare State: The Privatisation of Public Housing

by Ray Forrest & Alan Murie

Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public...


The Economics of Groundwater Management in Arid Countries: Theory, International Experience and a Case Study of Jordan

by Manuel Schiffler

Groundwater is being depleted on a large scale in many arid and semi-arid parts of the world. The author asks whether it should be avoided at any price? or if it is desirable in certain circumstances, by undertaking...


Futile Progress: Technology's empty promise

by Ernest Braun

Do new innovations and products improve our lives? Has our relentless pursuit of technological progress eliminated the blight of poverty, of inequality, of discrimination, of crime, of war? Has the advance of...


Mortgaging the Earth: World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment and the Crisis of Development

by Bruce Rich

This critique of World Bank operations examines the effects of this organization on the societies in which it operates. Highly critical of the Bank's practices in its 50 years of operation, the author demonstrates...


The Southern African Environment: Profiles of the SADC Countries

by Sam Moyo, Michael Sill & Phil O'Keefe

The Southern African Environment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the countries of the SADC region ? Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia...


The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen & JOHN WHALLEY

The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to...


Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use

by Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall & Jesus Ramos-Martin

The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns...


Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

by Asimina Christoforou & John B. Davis

This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks...


Carnival China: China in the Era of Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping

by Kerry Brown

With Foreword by John Keane

The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published...


Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and P

by Kalyan Sanyal

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts...


Capitalism: A Ghost Story

by Arundhati Roy

With anger and compassion, Roy exposes the sordid underbelly and dark inhumanity of capitalism in India and around the globe.


New Paradigm for Interpreting the Chinese Economy: Theories, Challenges and Opportunities

by Justin Yifu Lin

Since the reform and opening up in 1978, the Chinese economy has grown rapidly. China has become the focus of the world due to its astonishing achievements in every aspect of its economical growth. The country's...


A Field Guide for Organisation Development: Taking Theory into Practice

by Ed Griffin, Mike Alsop & Martin Saville

Through contributions from leading organisation development practitioners with unparalleled experience, A Field Guide for Organisation Development answers four questions: What is OD and why does it matter? Where...


Territorial Development and Action Research: Innovation Through Dialogue

by James Karlsen & Miren Larrea

Territorial Development and Action Research examines the role of action research within fields such as territorial development, and innovation. Based on their own experience of territorial development processes...


Managing Innovation Adoption: From Innovation to Implementation

by Majharul Talukder

When Innovation is considered one of the key drivers of corporate success, why do organisations struggle to implement it? Research suggests that innovations fail due to a lack of acceptance by employees; therefore...


People, Planet and Profit: Socio-Economic Perspectives of CSR

by Samuel O. Idowu, Abubakar S. Kasum & Asli Yüksel Mermod

Many studies examine the relationship between good governance within corporations and socially responsible behaviour. In People, Planet and Profit the emphasis is on what corporations take from and give back...


Land Solutions for Climate Displacement

by Scott Leckie

The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement...


Information and Communications in the Chinese Countryside: A Study of Three Provinces

by Michael Minges & Kaoru Kimura

The report first summarizes the key findings from the following three studies in three provinces (Guizhou, Jilin, Shandong): (a) a demand survey to assess rural ICT access and attitudes; (b) a library study...