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A Series of Unrelated Events

by Richard Bacon

Have you ever been stitched up to the national press by your best mate?

Or unintentionally upset a band with a slip of the tongue on a live TV show?

Or ruined a dinner party by transforming everything alcoholic...


Southern China: Industry, Development and Industrial Policy

by Marco R. Di Tommaso, Lauretta Rubini & Elisa Barbieri

By concentrating on one of the key locations of global manufacturing, this volume offers a contribution to contemporary industry studies.

The rates of growth that have characterized the southern Guangdong province...


Marketing Technologies: Corporate Cultures and Technological Change

by Elena Simakova

Global corporations initiate, join and maintain socio-technological change and hence, alter the ways in which we organize our lives. Demanding significant investment of resources and time, the development and...


The Bioregional Economy: Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Molly Scott Cato

In a world of climate change and declining oil supplies, what is the plan for the provisioning of resources? Green economists suggest a need to replace the globalised economy, and its extended supply chains,...


Masters of Disaster

by Christopher Lehane, Mark Fabiani & Bill Guttentag

The foolproof guide to damage control from the "masters of disaster"

Whether you're a politician caught with his pants down, a publicly traded company accused of accounting improprieties, a family-owned restaurant...


High Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Resilience

by Jody Hoffer Gittell

In her groundbreaking book The Southwest Airlines Way, Jody Hoffer Gittell revealed the management secrets of the company Fortune magazine called "the most successful airline in history." Now, the bestselling...


Implementing Energy Subsidy Reforms: Evidence from Developing Countries

by Maria Vagliasindi

Poorly implemented energy subsidies are economically costly to taxpayers and damage the environment. This report aims at providing the emerging lessons form a representative sample of case studies in 20 developing...


The Business of Scaleup

by Gary Benjamin, Dr. Tatterson

The book, The Business of Scaleup, is made up of three parts. The first is a review of engineering scaleup procedures, similar to those published in Process Scaleup and Design. Additional stories have been added....


Competing in Tough Times: Business Lessons from L.L.Bean, Trader Joe's, Costco, and Other World-Class Retailers

by Barry Berman

Competing in Tough Times brings together the powerful new strategies that world-class retailers, like Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Nordstrom, are using today to survive--and thrive--in a brutally unforgiving...


Emotion in Motion: Tourism, Affect and Transformation

by David Picard & Mike Robinson

What happens when tourists scream with fear, shout with anger and frustration, weep with joy and delight, or even faint in the face of revealed beauty? How can certain sites affect some tourists so deeply that...


Stories of Practice: Tourism Policy and Planning

by Dianne Dredge & John Jenkins

Analyses of contemporary tourism planning and policymaking practice at local to global scales is lacking and there is an urgent need for research that informs theory and practice. Illustrated with a set of cohesive,...


Sports Event Management: The Caribbean Experience

by Leslie-Ann Jordan & Ben Tyson

Exploring sports event management from a Caribbean, small island developing state perspective, this volume uses the events of the recently held Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC 2007) as a launching pad for identifying...


Extreme Landscapes of Leisure: Not a Hap-Hazardous Sport

by Patrick Laviolette

In recent years, there has been an increased engagement throughout the social sciences with the study of extreme places and practices. Dangerous games and adventure tours have shifted from being marginal, exotic...


Development Tourism: Lessons from Cuba

by Rochelle Spencer

Tourism in Cuba – described by Fidel Castro as 'the evil we have to have' – has been regarded both with ambivalence, and as a crucial aspect of development and poverty alleviation. The result is a remarkable...


Foreign Direct Investment, Agglomeration and Externalities: Empirical Evidence from Mexican Manufacturing Industries

by Jacob A. Jordaan

By critically appraising current theories of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and agglomeration, this book explores the variety of links that exist between these two externality-creating phenomena. Using...


Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing the Mediterranean in the Age of Banal Mobilities

by Pau Obrador Pons & Mike Crang

With more than 230 million international tourists a year, the Mediterranean region is the largest tourist destination in the world. This book outlines that its economic importance is matched by its significance...


Air Transportation: A Management Perspective

by John G. Wensveen

Now in its Seventh Edition, Air Transportation: A Management Perspective by John Wensveen is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of air transportation management....


Risk Management and Corporate Sustainability in Aviation

by Triant G. Flouris & Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz

Sustainability factors should be considered by managers like any other business risk issue; these factors are expected to have a substantial impact on corporate management. Air transport corporations need a...


Moving Boxes by Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo

by Peter S. Morrell

Air cargo is a key element of the global supply chain. It allows outsourcing of manufacturing to other countries and links production in both multinational and smaller enterprises. It has also been the most...


Air Transport in the 21st Century: Key Strategic Developments

by John F. O'Connell & George Williams

Airlines are buffeted by fluctuating political and economic landscapes, ever-changing competition, technology developments, globalization, increasing deregulation and evolving customer requirements. As a consequence...