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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...


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...


One Size Never Fits All: Business Development Strategies Tailored for Women (and Most Men)

by Arin N. Reeves

Women still are not rising to top leadership positions. Dr. Arin Reeves discovered that women often are more successful in the early stages of business development (networking, establishing relationships), but...


Summary: Blown to bits - Philip Evans and Thomas Wurster

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book “BLOWN TO BITS: How The New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy” by Philip Evans and Thomas Wurster.

Philip Evans, Senior Vice President of the Boston Consulting...


Summary: Code name Ginger -Steve Kemper

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book “CODE NAME GINGER: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen’s Quest to Invent a New World” by Steve Kemper.

This is the story of Dean Kamen, who as a child found school...


Institutions Taking Root: Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts

by Naazneen H. Barma & Elisabeth Huybens

Building and operating successful public institutions is a perennial and long-term challenge for governments, which is compounded by the volatile conditions found in fragile settings. Yet some government agencies...


Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use

by George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang & William A. Masters

Economics of Agricultural Development examines the causes, severity, and effects of poverty, population growth, and malnutrition in developing countries. It discusses potential solutions to these problems, progress...


New Media and International Development: Representation and affect in microfinance

by Anke Schwittay

New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance's enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world's first person-to-person microlending...


The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

by Steve Rayner & Mark Caine

The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group's collective writings from 1988-2010....


Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green & Mark Y. Wang

This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management.

Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary...


Rural and Regional Futures

by Anthony Hogan & Michelle Young

Agriculture, mining and related rural industries have been central to the development of Australia's economy. This book details the role that the Australian Government has played in the making of rural and regional...


Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy: Theory and East Asian Cases

by Sam Ock Park

This book addresses how economic spaces dynamically change within the context of the global knowledge-based economy. Specifically, it centers the discussion on integrated views of understanding and conceptualizing...


Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability

by Paul James

Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an...


Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

by Phillip Phan

Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development....


Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business

by Lloyd Shefsky

In today's uncertain world of business, one rule stands above the rest: If you want to survive--let alone thrive--you must embrace change. Everything else comes after.

In Invent Reinvent Thrive Kellogg School...


Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets

by Paul Hebinck, Sergio Schneider & Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

This book focuses on empirical experiences related to market development, and specifically new markets with structurally different characteristics than mainstream markets. Europe, Brazil, China and the rather...


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


BEYOND CHARITY: How to Increase Profit Through Innovative Strategic Partnership - Cause Marketing 2.0

by DAVID S MARSHALL

Why is marketing such an overwhelming concept and why is it so difficult to find new marketing ideas? In these pages you will uncover a new way of leveraging cause to increase both profits and impact. Learn...