Development Policy in East Asia

Development Policy in East Asia


by Romeo M. Bautista

  • Release: 1992
  • Genre: Business & Economics

The growth performance of East Asia's market economics over the two-and-half decades has been one of unparalleled success. In this regional comparative study of country experiences, the author demonstrates the considerable scope for complementarity between economic growth and poverty alleviation in the development process. Government policies are shown to have been a major determinant of the development path for the East Asian countries, including the outcomes in income growth and distribution. The study sheds light on the types of policies con...

Institutions, Technology, and Circular and Cumulative Causation in Economics

Institutions, Technology, and Circular and Cumulative Causation in Economics


by Henning Schwardt

  • Release: 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics

The book investigates the relation between technology and institutions and their mutual influence during processes of development and change and illustrates this on the development process in Argentina after 1946. General and case-study specific policy recommendations are offered....

Building the Digital Enterprise

Building the Digital Enterprise


by Mark Skilton

  • Release: 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Computers

The digital economy is at a tipping point. This practical book defines digital ecosystems, discusses digital design using converging technologies of social networking, mobility, big data and cloud computing, and provides a methods for linking digital technologies together to meet the challenges of building a digital enterprise in the new economy....

CEO Guide to Doing Business in South Africa

CEO Guide to Doing Business in South Africa


by Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

  • Release: 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Business enterprises, Foreign

Often, new exporters will feel a bit overwhelmed about trading with South Africa. Much consideration and planning will need to go into deciding on the company type, delivery of products and services, marketing strategies, and local conditions. Before making these big decisions exporters and investors should spend some time thinking about business objectives....

Knowledge, Learning and Innovation

Knowledge, Learning and Innovation


by Vanessa Ratten

  • Release: 2017-09-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book places knowledge, learning and innovation at the heart of cross-sector collaborations. Collaboration for innovation is a topic that has attracted widespread interest from academics, business strategists and government officials. To date the collaborations have focused on the performance management process and more specifically on how to encourage collaboration. However, businesses across the world are realizing that for cross-sector collaboration to be successful, it is necessary for firms to share knowledge and innovation through a p...

Transmedia Archaeology

Transmedia Archaeology


by C. Scolari

  • Release: 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Social Science

In this book, the authors examine manifestations of transmedia storytelling in different historical periods and countries, spanning the UK, the US and Argentina. It takes us into the worlds of Conan the Barbarian, Superman and El Eternauta, introduces us to the archaeology of transmedia, and reinstates the fact that it's not a new phenomenon....

Leadership in Whitehall

Leadership in Whitehall


by Kevin Theakston

  • Release: 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Political Science

An entertaining and authoritative study of leadership in the British civil service from one of the top authors in the field. Kevin Theakston draws the lessons of how change in central government can be managed and implemented from a series of biographical studies of the acknowledged leaders in the civil service in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - from Charles Trevelyan, the founder of the modern civil service, to modern Mandarins such as Robert Armstrong and Margaret Thatcher's personal adviser the outsider Sir Derek Rayner. The case st...

The Greening of the Automotive Industry

The Greening of the Automotive Industry


by G. Calabrese

  • Release: 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics

An examination of the greening of the automotive industry by the path dependence of countries and carmakers' trajectories. Three sources of path dependency can be detected: business models, consumer attitudes, and policy regulations. The automobile is changing and the race towards alternative driving systems has started!...

Progressive Business Models

Progressive Business Models


by Eleanor O'Higgins

  • Release: 2017-09-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents and analyses exemplary cases of progressive business, understood as ecologically sustainable, future-respecting and pro-social enterprise. The authors present a number of companies following progressive business practices from a range of industries including ethical and sustainable banking, artisan coffee production and distribution, pharmaceutical products, clean technology, governance in retailing, responsible hospitality and consumer goods. With case studies from around Europe such as Tridos Bank in The Netherlands, BĂ©res...

Industrial Shift: The Structure of the New World Economy

Industrial Shift: The Structure of the New World Economy


by J. Atikian

  • Release: 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics

In a turbulent global economy, the popular idea of declining farms and factories is largely unfounded. UN and World Bank data show growing output everywhere, but it remains hidden by the faster-growing service sector. Engineers, programmers, surgeons, and pilots make up an increasing share of what is actually the service sector, showing that this sector is not in decline. There is no doubt that industries are shifting, but how does it all add up? Quantifying these technology-driven shifts is fundamental, yet such publication has lagged for year...

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry


by Sharon L. Forbes

  • Release: 2019-11-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines the social dimension of sustainability in the wine industry. Social sustainability focuses on people and communities. Contributors explore topics such as philanthropy, poverty, natural disasters, communication, and wine tourism from a global perspective using research and case studies in developed and developing countries. This edited book provides researchers, academics, practitioners and students with varied perspectives of social sustainability in the global wine industry....

Critical Factors for Berth Productivity in Container Terminal

Critical Factors for Berth Productivity in Container Terminal


by Bo Lu

  • Release: 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics

This book is a comparative study of the critical factors in berth productivity in Chinese and South Korean container terminals. It first defines the concept of berth productivity, and then establishes a regression model to evaluate the productivity factor. With the results obtained for the leading Asian container terminals it identifies the relationship between critical factors for berth productivity and their order of importance. The findings provide guidelines for terminal operators to improve berth productivity....