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The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off

by Justin Yifu Lin

How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin—the...


The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia

by Shaun Rein

China's changing course, and sustainable success requires a shift in strategy

The End of Copycat China helps business executives and investors understand how China's economy is shifting from one based on heavy...


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...


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...


The Open Organization: A New Era of Leadership and Organizational Development

by Philip A. Foster

Solutions for the future viability of any organization must be scalable, agile, self-forming, and self-led. In this 21st century era it is not difficult to find organizations that are getting it right. But why...


Knowledge Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Enhancing Research, Development and Manufacturing Performance

by Elisabeth Goodman & John Riddell

Blending the authors' considerable experiences with those of interviewees and with their retrospective and forward-looking perspectives, this volume explains how to apply Knowledge Management in a variety of...


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...


Empirical Development Economics

by Måns Söderbom, Francis Teal & Markus Eberhardt

Understanding why so many people across the world are so poor is one of the central intellectual challenges of our time. This book provides the tools and data that will enable students, researchers and professionals...


The Wto and Infant Industry Promotion in Developing Countries: Perspectives on the Chinese Large Civil Aircraft

by Juan He

The charter of the World Trade Organization (WTO) sets the tone that sustainable trade and economic development dominates multilateral trade negotiation and specific working agreements. This book examines the...


Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change

by Martin Bunzl

When it comes to climate change, the greatest difficulty we face is that we do not know the likely degree of change or its cost, which means that environmental policy decisions have to be made under uncertainty....


The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development

by Rob Poell, Tonette S. Rocco & Gene Roth

The field of Human Resource Development (HRD) has grown in prominence as an independent discipline from its roots in both management and education since the 1980s. There has been continual debate about the boundaries...


Well Begun But Not Yet Done: Progress and Emerging Challenges for Poverty Reduction in Vietnam

by Valerie Kozel

This book presents the key findings from a new poverty assessment for Vietnam, led jointly by the World Bank and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). It takes a fresh look at the lives of poor men,...


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....


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...


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....