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Nickel and Dimed

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2001

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages....


Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry

by Biao Xiang

How can America's information technology (IT) industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually? The answer is the industry's flexible labor management...


Sport and Migration

by Joseph Maguire & Mark Falcous

In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important...


Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family under One Roof

by Mary M. Byers

Shows women how to balance time between work and family, set realistic goals, and handle the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "The Boss" while running a profitable home-based business.


E-Guide To The Employment of Foreign Manpower

by Vincent Gabriel

The Singapore economy has undergone drastic changes. There is less and less of the traditional activities. A simple example is that Singapore has lost its place as the No. 1 port, yet Singapore remains a shipping...


Summary of China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World - Ted C. Fishman

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Ted C. Fishman in his book “China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World”. This summary...


Finland: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Republic of Mozambique: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


The Struggle for America's Promise: Equal Opportunity at the Dawn of Corporate Capital

by Claire Goldstene

In The Struggle for America's Promise, Claire Goldstene seeks to untangle one of the enduring ideals in American history, that of economic opportunity. She explores the varied discourses about its meaning during...


Storytelling Organizational Practices: Managing in the quantum age

by David M. Boje

Once upon a time the practice of storytelling was about collecting interesting stories about the past, and converting them into soundbite pitches. Now it is more about foretelling the ways the future is approaching...


Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

by Karl Cordell & Stefan Wolff

From Europe to the United States and from the Middle East to Africa, ethnicity has become an increasingly important factor in political activity and organisation and a prime source of conflict.

Featuring contributions...


Equity and Excellence in Education

by Kris Van den Branden & Piet VanAvermaet

Taking an international perspective, this volume explores numerous issues - gender, socio-economic and linguistic background, teachers' expectations, pedagogical approaches, parental support, educational policies...


Hysteresis in Unemployment and Jobless Recoveries

by Dmitry Plotnikov

This paper develops and estimates a general equilibrium rational expectations model with search and multiple equilibria where aggregate shocks have a permanent effect on the unemployment rate. If agents' wealth...


Luxembourg: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for Luxembourg

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. With a strong policy framework, Luxembourg has weathered the crisis well, and the economy is rebounding. The fiscal position remains sound, and the large financial sector has been resilient....


Republic of Estonia: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Prudent fiscal policies with near-balanced budgets over the cycle have reduced gross public debt to about 10 percent of GDP. These policies have also led to a pro-cyclical fiscal stance, with unsustainable...


Human Resource Management in Emerging Economies

by Piotr Zientara

The demise of communism in 1989 in eastern Europe, followed by the break-up of the Soviet Union and the spectacular rise of China and India in the 1990s, brought about a new world order. In eastern Europe communism...


Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Working But Poor

by Hiroyuki Hino & Gustav Ranis

It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse...


Baltic Cluster Report: 2014 Cluster Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for the Baltic Countrie

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES The Baltic economies have performed well in the last two decades relative to other transition and emerging market economies, but they face some common challenges calling for national and regional...


The Global Economy, National States and the Regulation of Labour

by Paul Edwards & Tony Elger

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The New Natural Resource: Knowledge Development, Society and Economics

by Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen

This is a book about the role of knowledge in social and economic development. There is a need to address the process of developing knowledge as a social process and The New Natural Resource starts with the...