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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...


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...


TWO TREATISES OF Government

by Iohn Locke

The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil—commonly referred to as Leviathan—is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin...


Big Business

by Tyler Cowen

An against-the-grain polemic on American capitalism from New York Times bestselling author Tyler Cowen.

We love to hate the 800-pound gorilla. Walmart and Amazon destroy communities and small businesses. Facebook...


Go to China

by Chris. Joe

If you want to enjoy a full perspective of China, you cannot merely read books that criticize China. Therefore, this book will offer you a different aspect of China and acquaint Shanghai, the most influential...


The Good Society

by John Kenneth Galbraith

The legendary economist explains how a nation can remain both compassionate and fiscally sound, with “common sense raised to the level of genius” (The New Yorker).

 

This compact, eloquent book offers a...


Discreet Power

by Christina Garsten & Adrienne Sörbom

In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom undertake an ethnographic study of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accessing one of the primary agenda-setting organizations of our day, they draw on...


Lobbying

by Wyn Grant

Is lobbying, particularly by 'lobbyists for hire', resulting in a distortion of the democratic process? Does business, with its highly sophisticated and well-resourced lobbying operations, have an undue influence...


Technology Governance

by Azhar Zia-ur-Rehman

This book is probably one of the first on the subject of Technology Governance. It builds up the concept of governance and IT governance and formalizes the definition of technology. The concept of streams of...