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Contractors in the Government Workplace: Managing the Blended Workforce

by Glenn J. Voelz

This handbook introduces the fundamentals of managing government-contractor relations in a blended workforce. It explains in a straightforward way all aspects of government contracting that acquisition personnel...


Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...


Restarting EU Economy via Knowledge-Intensive Industries

by Associazione Dialexis

The new Parliament and the new Commission have been appointed in a moment when Europe is undergoing an unprecedented decline, which probably for the first time, shows itself in full evidence, in produces its...


Notebooks from China (and much more)

by Alberto Forchielli & Romeo Orlandi

A careful look at what is happening in the vast Asian continent made up from two authoritative observers of that world to give us, in real time, a picture of what is about to happen and what direction is taking...


Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs

by John M. Kamensky & Albert Morales

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the topic politicized and controversial. Competition, Choice, and Incentives...


Paths to Making a Difference: Leading In Government

by Mark A. Abramson & Paul R. Lawrence

To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives, business in government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present...


Finance and the Good Society (New in Paperback)

by Robert J. Shiller

The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist Robert Shiller is no apologist for...


Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative About the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act

by Peter J. Wallison

This timely study focuses on how the government-constructed narratives surrounding the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2008 financial crisis shaped the policymaking that led to the Dodd-Frank...


Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation

by Jeffrey Friedman & Wladimir Kraus

This study examines the role of the Basel Accords—a set of international standards regulating bank capital—in the global financial crisis. It argues that because the accords were so widely adopted, they...


Timelines into the Future: Strategic Visioning Methods for Government, Business, and Other Organizations

by Sheila R. Ronis

Timelines into the Future: Strategic Visioning Methods for Government, Business and Other Organizations argues that foresight is an important aspect of winning in the 21st Century. That includes countries, companies,...


Opportunism

by Shraga F. Biran

In this bold and forward-looking book, an Israeli civic leader shows how reorienting our society to make the most of "opportunity" could restore the global economy to health—and give added value to the contributions...


Public Capitalism: The Political Authority of Corporate Executives

by Christopher McMahon

Political philosopher Christopher McMahon argues that the social authority of corporate executives is best understood as a form of political authority. Public Capitalism explores the implications of that claim...


Beat the Cuts: How to Improve Public Services and Easily Cut Costs

by Rob Worth

How to improve public services and easily cut costs. While the public sector is faced with axing services to save billions and deliver 25% - 40% budget cuts, there are organisations that are not only saving...


Global Corporate Governance

by Donald H. Chew & Stuart L. Gillan

Effective corporate governance, or the set of controls and incentives that drive top management, originates both outside and inside the firm and assures investors who hope to commit their capital. Essential...


Game changing innovation

by Yoav Nir

This book is the disquisition of what I know and truly believe makes products a success and how you can replicate it within your company.

What is this book about? Why should I read this book? Why did you write...


Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization

by William K. Tabb

Rapid growth, reduced poverty, and stable societies: the announced benefits of the world economy celebrated by neoliberal proponents of "the Washington consensus" have failed to materialize. What does this failure...


The History of the European Monetary Union

by Daniela Preda

The financial and economic crisis that hit Europe in 2009 brought out the precariousness of the monetary union, accentuating the economic disequilibrium among European nations and strengthening Euro-skepticism....


European corporate cultures challenged by a new world

by Yves Barou

Talking about culture in France... Art, literature, theater and the like immediately come to mind, without really lingering over the fundamental role culture plays as a constituent element of the societal link....


Plan to Succeed: A Guide to Strategic Planning

by Steven C. Stryker

This book is an accessible guide to developing and implementing a strategic plan. It offers practical advice on all stages of strategic planning, from formulating goals, to implementing the plan, to measuring...


International Practices of Smart Development

by Jurgita Bruneckiene, Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg & Robertas Jucevicius

Smart people make a smart city. This volume presents a collection of papers on the concept of smartness, smart development and the international practices in the field. There are five key topic areas: the conceptual,...