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Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

New Product Development for Dummies

by Beebe Nelson, Robin Karol & Geoffrey Nicholson

The global consumer product market is exploding. In 2006 alone, 150,000 new products were brought to market. Now for the bad news: of those, fewer than 5% were hits, and fewer than 15% will even exist five years...


The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

by Chris Martenson

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment...


Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development

by Kerry Bunker, Douglas T. Hall & Kathy E. Kram

Wisdom for Developing Extraordinary Leaders

"This book contains a rich collection of wisdom, experience, and insight for addressing the gaps in learning and development that the traditional models for training,...


Industrialization in the Gulf

by Jean-Francois Seznec & Mimi Kirk

In recent years, we have witnessed huge economic and socio-political change in the Gulf. This book examines the rapid industrialization of the region and how local economies are starting to diversify away from...


30 Days to Successful Fundraising

by Goldstein Stephen

In this sophisticated yet readable book, Vox Day - one of the few economics writers to predict the current worldwide financial crisis - explains why it is likely to continue.Day shows that the policies being...


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...


Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives

by Gyula Horváth

Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and...


The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée & Mireille Razafindrakoto

Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic...


Nature, Choice and Social Power

by Erica Schoenberger

We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and...


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


Rising Brics and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa's Business Cycle Patterns

by Oumar Diallo & Sampawende J. -A. Tapsoba

This paper assesses the extent to which Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)’s business cycle is synchronized with that of the rest of the world (RoW). Findings suggest that SSA’s business cycle has not only moved in...


Cross-Country Linkages in Europe: A Global Var Analysis

by Yan Sun & Frigyes F Heinz

This paper uses the Global VAR (GVAR) model proposed by Pesaran et al. (2004) to study cross-country linkages among euro area countries, other advanced European countries (including the Nordics, the UK, etc.),...


Smart Specialisation: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

by Dominique Foray

This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains...


Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe: The Relational Turn in Rural Development

by Andrew K. Copus & Philomena de Lima

This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use...


Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies

by Helen Hintjens & Dubravka Zarkov

Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and...


An Introduction to the Green Economy: Science, Systems and Sustainability

by Adrian C. Newton & Elena Cantarello

The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable...


Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan

by Nadeem Malik

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It...


God and Production in a Guatemalan Town

by Sheldon Annis

Since the late 1970s, Protestantism has emerged as a major force in the political and economic life of rural Guatemala. Indeed, as Sheldon Annis argues in this book, Protestantism may have helped tip Guatemala's...


The Community Forests of Mexico: Managing for Sustainable Landscapes

by David Barton Bray, Leticia Merino-Pérez & Deborah Barry

Mexico leads the world in community management of forests for the commercial production of timber. Yet this success story is not widely known, even in Mexico, despite the fact that communities around the globe...