Bryden, John 2004 0-7734-6515-4 415 pages Work is based on reports from a research project funded by the European Union for the purpose of investigating differential economic performance among rural areas in similar geographic and policy environments in Scotland, Greece, Germany, and Sweden. The report identifies and measures the impact of development on rural areas in relationship to economic growth or decline.
MacDonald, Dennis W. 2011 0-7734-1594-7 216 pages This book makes available a neglected piece of scholarship, which, in retrospect, seems prescient in light of our contemporary problems It integrates economy, sociology, and ecology to demonstrate how ecological change effects world society.
Bongyu, Moye Godwin 2009 0-7734-4664-8 380 pages This study analyzes the linkages between misgovernment, administrative environmental challenges, personnel mismanagement dysfunctions and underdevelopment. The work is at the same time descriptive, explanatory and prescriptive, providing blueprints for reforms.
Choudhury, Masudul Alam 2004 0-7734-6339-9 318 pages This book is a challenging inquiry using the foundational epistemology that establishes the Islamic worldview and its applications to all socio-scientific theory, issues and problems. This foundational premise of all socio-scientific inquiry is the epistemology of unity of knowledge in the Qur’an combined with the Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunnah) and extensive discourse in scientific reasoning. Such a foundational epistemology called Tawhid, the Oneness of Allah in the Qur’an, is challenging and quite a different worldview of socio-scientific inquiry than the existing thinking and practice that came to be known as ‘Islamic Economics and Finance’. The latter literature is embedded in mainstream economic theory and practice. It contributes to the understanding of the methodology emanating from the fundamental epistemology of Tawhid in socio-scientific reasoning. No particular demand is placed on such a development as an offshoot of mainstream economic, financial and more widely of socio-scientific thinking and practice. Thus, not only ‘Islamic Economics and Finance’ but also mainstream socio-scientific thinking await a new epistemology and worldview that can be quite distinct and more holistic for the benefit of mankind than the confined and narrow vision of both mainstream and ‘Islamic’ economics and finance in particular and socio-scientific thinking and practice in general. This book is a bold inquiry in the new and challenging direction of unity knowledge as the spring of new epistemological thinking and its application.
Vance, Joan 1989 0-88946-194-5 250 pages Examines evidence concerning Canadian state lotteries, viewing them in the historical context of lotteries elsewhere, particularly in Great Britain and the United States, and relating the burgeoning of state lotteries in Canada in the 1970s to the fiscal crisis of the state.
Whyman, Philip 2004 0-7734-6476-X 342 pages Explores the background to, and impact made by, one of the most ambitious and controversial policy innovations ever attempted in Sweden, namely the economic democracy reforms. The Wage-Earner Funds proposal, advanced to strengthen the celebrated Rehn-Meidner economic model, in addition to promoting employee influence over their working lives, encouraged theoretical and predictive texts. This book draws upon a substantial Swedish-language literature, together with over fifty interviews with leading actors involved with the issue. It further evaluates the concept of collective funds as a policy instrument to meet multiple objectives, and comments upon the future viability of this approach.
Bergenstock, Donna J. 2004 0-7734-6286-4 173 pages This book explores one particular threat faced by the diamond industry and De Beers during the early 1990s: the release or "leakage" of rough (uncut and unpolished) diamonds on the open market by the Russian Federation in violation of their sales agreement with De Beers. Of particular interest is the discussion of how a devastating currency crisis and government budget deficit drove the Russians to "leak" diamonds, along with the disclosure of the secretive, duplicitous manner in which rough stones were leaked. A secondary issue addressed concerns the promotional efforts undertaken by De Beers and their marketing and distribution subsidiary, the Central Selling Organization (CSO),recently renamed the Diamond Trading Company (DTC), to increase worldwide demand by influencing consumer perceptions and buying behavior. Recommendations regarding future marketing strategies to be considered by De Beers, specifically corporate and product branding initiatives, conclude the discussion. This book will be of particular interest to those in the business and economics fields.
Mubarak, Jamil A. 2006 0-7734-5885-9 260 pages This study provides a framework for understanding the Somali economy, its poor growth performance since independence in 1960, current underlying economic and sector trends that best explain prevailing conditions and long-term development challenges, and what needs to be done to embark the economy on a sustained path to growth and poverty reduction. It argues that, at the turn of the millennium, the economy is undergoing a fundamental, unmanaged transformation that is largely reflected in two major trends: (a) the slow but steady decline of the “old economy,” which is dominant and based primarily upon the degenerating traditional rural economy and its important urban linkages, and (b) a nascent but expanding private sector-led “new economy” that has emerged with the de facto free markets since the collapse of the State in 1991. While the former was and will remain a major source of poverty and decline for the economy, the latter has become a major source of modernization, assimilation of new technology and knowledge, increased specialization and division of labor, better products and competitive prices, and positive externalities for the economy since 1995. It is suggested that encouragement of this nascent new economy and the proliferation of its positive features represent the best course for Somalia to achieve sustained growth. Therefore, managing properly the transformation from the old to the new economy will pose the greatest challenge for public policy in the foreseeable future. The question is: what are the key policy requirements that would allow a successful comprehensive transformation to the new economy?
To frame an answer, the study draws extensively from the policy lessons of Somali experiences since 1960. It reassesses the role of the state in the economy, as well as its institutions and policies, to tailor them to adequately address Somalia’s complex inter-related long-term economic and sector challenges in a consistent and comprehensive manner. From this reassessment arise parameters of a policy agenda that seeks to promote good governance; create good, credible, and effective public institutions that provide public goods and basic services; preserve and improve the free market environment and market institutions; encourage and seek partnership with the private sector in development; promote rural development; tackle poverty; mobilize and coordinate domestic and international resources for development; and see to minimize the political economy factors that could undermine policies and results. For a resource-poor economy, this is a demanding agenda for economic modernization, growth, and poverty reduction, but also essential for social and political stability. It is a wonderful opportunity for Somalia.
Kressel, Gideon M. 2010 0-7734-3738-X 360 pages This study in economic anthropology focuses on micro-changes in economic and social orders in Eastern Europe, mainly in Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, of the 1990s.
Micocci, Andrea 2002 0-7734-7275-4 424 pages This book examines political economy through the eyes of a philosopher. The framework for analysis is a materialistic and naturalistic one based on logical considerations, identified with a Western philosophical tradition which stretches from Epicurus to Aquinas to Rousseau to the contemporary anti-Hegelian reaction of Feuerbach, Marx and Della Volpe. It builds an original philosophical approach, analyzes economic doctrines from the point of view of their logical shortcomings, producing a highly original view of the relationship between capitalist culture and political economy, and sketching an alternative political economy, concrete-based, historical and taxonomic.
Rodriges, A.M. 2000 0-7734-3193-4 412 pages This monograph analyzes the evolution of the social and economic structure in Arabian society, following the discovery of oil and as a result of oil industry development. Attention is paid to the complicated evolution of the political relations of Arabian monarchies.
Kawalek, John Paul 2006 0-7734-5615-5 340 pages This book focuses on one of the most illusive and difficult areas of management practice – the process of ‘organizational problem-solving’. It provides a much-needed discourse in management, which links theory and practice together. Its goal is to present an holistic set of unpinning principles which integrates inquiry as a integral component of management action in practice. As such, it is a discourse which is deeply intellectual, and yet entirely pragmatic. These principles are applicable and usable in any context. As such, it provides a radically new way of seeing the discipline of management, because it provides the intellectual basis for bringing together theory and practice in a way that has never been considered before.
Gale, James R. 1995 0-7734-9143-0 232 pages This study examines the similarities and differences among financial and banking systems in Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Brazil, the former Soviet Union, and India. The countries were chosen on the basis of their location, trading activity with the United States, and variety of economic systems. Internationalization of higher education and business curricula is an important pedagogical thrust. As a supplementary text, this would be a very simple way to internationalize a course. Available at a special text price.
Hoyt-O'Connor, Paul 2004 0-7734-6413-1 408 pages While there has been growing interest in Lonergan’s economics among scholars of his work, there has been relatively little published on those writings, partly because they have not been widely available before their publication in the Collected Works. This work contributes toward Lonergan studies, situating Lonergan’s economic analysis in terms of his early and more mature philosophy of history. This book examines Bernard Lonergan’s essays in terms of his reflections upon human history and society and as contributing to the discussions regarding the free and democratic constitution of exchange economies. It aims to contribute to the wider discussion among moral and political philosophers and theologians concerning the responsible direction and constitution of economic life.
Bauman, Michael 1991 0-7734-9935-0 585 pages Captures and preserves the essence of what grew to be both an American institution and a piece of Americana, The Manion Forum, and its creator, Dean Clarence Manion. Its three-fold purpose is political, historical and laudatory. It makes available to a wider audience some of the choicest excerpts of the hundreds of hours and thousands of pages of the Forum collection.
Sightler, Kevin W. 2000 0-7734-7705-5 328 pages This bibliography provides a comprehensive yet selective cross-referenced source of published research. A wide range of articles is covered, from basic research to training and intervention programs, representing both popular press articles and academic and professional articles. It provides 28 different subject categories for 745 entries with diverse human behavior topics.
Bennett, Patricia I. 1986 0-88946-154-6 328 pages This fourth business-ethics bibliography from the University of Virginia's Center for the Study of Applied Ethics enters more than 4,000 items, including texts, monographs, edited volumes, journal and periodical articles, and articles from The Wall Street Journal, under almost fifty headings.
Nelson, H. Viscount 2006 0-7734-5754-2 386 pages This book analyzes the role black leaders in Philadelphia played in addressing problems caused by the Great Depression. The historical significance of Philadelphia as a refuge from slavery, the unique relationship between blacks and whites, and the creativity and penchant for leadership displayed by Philadelphians, made the “Quaker City” an excellent backdrop for study. Since colonial times, black Philadelphians established the standards and norms of leadership emulated by African Americans of prominence. While Philadelphia serves as the primary locale of the study, the roles played by African American leaders residing in cities throughout the United States also received attention. Chapters on the economic crisis as it related to housing, politics, education, the local NAACP, and black institutional life offer insight in to the problems and problem-solving expertise of sable spokespersons in Philadelphia. Class versus racial issues provided an ancillary theme of the book. Black leaders had to decide whether the dedication toward racial amelioration exceeded concerns harbored by the black bourgeoisie. Indeed, the motives of contemporary black spokespersons may be gleaned from the actions and decisions made by Philadelphia’s black leadership during the depression era. This work should appeal to high school and college students and anyone interested in history, sociology, and psychology.
Bradley, Peter T. 1999 0-7734-7866-3 628 pages This is a single-volume survey of the voyages of English navigators, from the pioneers of the late 15th century to the scientific expeditions of the early 19th, not only in South American waters, but also the Caribbean and North America. While granting deserved attention to names such as Drake, Hawkins, Davis, Cavendish, Frobisher, Raleigh, Hudson, Dampier and Anson, it also represents a more balanced picture of English maritime enterprise by acknowledging others whose actions have not gained a wide currency.
Gough, Barry Morton 1992 0-7734-9548-7 148 pages Based on the presupposition that imperial policy reflected the economic structure of the empire, that it existed as an adjunct to the operations of the slave trader, the sugar planter, the fisherman of the ports of western England, the fur merchant, and the trader to India and the Spice Islands. Whereas the commercial community was responsible for the developments of empire, the larger landed interests often possessed the political power to determine the final outcome of these developments. This is demonstrated in the making of the Treaty of Paris, where the landed interests thwarted the full possibilities for extensive growth of the mercantile community by accepting a peace which was inconsistent with the war effort and the great victories of the war. This study examines the mercantile interests of the period, the role they played in both the war and the making of the Treaty of Paris, and the relationship between mercantile interests and the ministry.
Roberts, R.O. 2000 0-7734-7788-8 200 pages This study starts with the economic history of the Upper Swansea Valley, including an account of the provision of the canal, tramroads and railways which made possible the extensive exploitation of the mineral resources of the district by firms large and small. It then gives an account of the building industry whose story was linked in many ways to all other aspects of the economic and social life of the district. The reports of the Medical Officers of Health were valuable source of information for the study. A final chapter traces the hundred-year history of a distinguished building firm, Davies and Son, Allt-wen. With illustrations.
Ludwig, Dean C. 1993 0-7734-9267-4 312 pages This volume presents current theory and empirical research on ethical and social issues in business. The twelve chapters originally appeared among the papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Business and Society in Leuven, Belgium. These papers were selected for their overall excellence, and many of them deal with international and European concerns.
Cory, Jacques 2009 0-7734-3848-3 760 pages This book empirically and theoretically covers the three main facets of Business Ethics, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Globalization. In spite of its critical attitude, the book conveys a message of optimism; despite the economic problems that engulf world economy there is a means to overcome the dangers of collapse.
Reeves-Ellington, Richard 1997 0-7734-8442-6 288 pages This volume provides an integrated anthropological perspective for business organizations in the areas of social responsibility, leadership alternatives, collaborative action research. It is directed primarily to professionals, scholars, and students concerned about doing business responsibly within globalizing but culturally fragmented contexts. It brings anthropological insights to the cultural and moral aspects of business, with the ultimate aim of enabling people to work more effectively toward a reintegration of business and society.
Karan, Hakan 2005 0-7734-6174-4 584 pages The research centers on the sea carrier's liability for loss of or damage to goods under convention based regimes. The unification, clarification and simplification of national laws regulating maritime trade have always been targets of lawyers and business people who would like to be aware of their possible legal risks in their contracts performed by sea. With these aim, three conventions were prepared: the Hague, Hague- Visby and Hamburg Rules. They with different texts and legislative styles have become the main reason for lack of uniformity in the field of the carriage of goods by sea today. In this thesis, what requirements were made them necessary are explained, and if there were any needs for other conventions is answered. The carrier's liabilities under the three Conventions are also identified, evaluated and compared.
Gottlieb, Laurence 2007 0-7734-5321-0 164 pages This monograph considers the philosophy behind the Quebec Roman Catholic Church and its support of specific enterprises and endeavors that would impact the economy in a number of regions. An examination is made into the reasons why the Church chose the means it did of encouraging economic growth, while consideration is given to the criticisms of its efforts made by past historians.
Meissner, Daniel J. 2005 0-7734-6040-3 296 pages At the turn of the twentieth century, American and Chinese millers were locked in a fiercely contested battle for control of China’s urban flour market that both sides considered crucial to their nation’s future. For Americans, Chinese markets were vital to continued commercial expansion and ultimately, the power, prestige and security of the United States. For Chinese, defending their markets against foreign imports, influence and intervention was essential to preserving their commercial integrity and China’s national sovereignty. This study analyzes the dynamics of this commercial conflict from a perspective essential to the advancement of Chinese business studies, redirecting research in the field from the current China-centered approach to a China-global context. It contextualizes the flour trade through analysis of global factors—political as well as economic—influencing the competitive marketing of domestic and imported commodities. This broader view provides a more balanced, comprehensive examination of late Qing business history and the role played by international trade in the development of import-substitution industrialization. Countering previous failure-based studies of Chinese industrialization, this study highlights the complex relationship between Chinese capitalists and the government, which stimulated successful private industrial development in late imperial China. Analysis of China’s flour milling industry also provides insight into the contemporary capitalist-state alliance that has spurred the nation’s dynamic commercial growth since the 1980s.
Matejko, Alexander J. 1989 0-88946-156-2 450 pages Provides data and insight to enable business to relate the organizational reality and the socio-economic phenomenon of work/duty to the Christian moral tradition.
Acheson-Brown, Daniel G. 2003 0-7734-6793-9 304 pages This study examines the history of the international coffee trade by looking at how it has been impacted by worldwide supply, conflicts between consumers and producers, international regimes that employ quotas, and the linkage between international security regimes led by hegemonic regional and international powers.
Richardson, Craig 2004 0-7734-6366-6 176 pages In the early years after its independence, Zimbabwe seemed poised to be an African success story, with its vast wealth of minerals and rich farmland, and its continued investment in education and health care. However, after the government seized wealthy commercial farmland in 2000, Zimbabwe quickly went from a place of hope to one of the grimmest places on Earth, with foreign investors fleeing, life expectancies dropping and hyperinflation looming. Despite the agricultural sector only commanding fifteen percent of the economy, this book argues that the perceived and actual lack of secure property rights caused a series of cascading and harmful economic effects throughout Zimbabwe.
Using primary data from official Zimbabwe government sources, The IMF, The World Bank and Zimbabwe’s Commercial Farmers’ Union, this book explains the mechanics of the collapse of one institution after another, including the central bank, foreign exchange markets, and the health and education sectors. It also dispels the widely held belief that a drought in 2001 led to collapsed agricultural yields, using data from Zimbabwe’s meteorological authorities to make the case. Lastly, the book uses the case study of Nicaragua, which underwent a similar collapse in the late 1980s, as a blueprint for how a country can once again prosper after paying attention to the importance of property rights. In its conclusion, the book suggests concrete policy proposals that can put Zimbabwe back on track.
Mwenda, Kenneth Kaoma 2006 0-7734-5963-4 352 pages This book examines the efficacy of the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for combating financial crime. Advancing original and constructive thoughts, the book brings out important linkages between different kinds of financial crime and money laundering. The comparative treatment of legal aspects of financial crime strongly sets this book apart from other works on the topic. Many institutions and individuals concerned with the fight against financial crime, such as financial intelligence units, financial investigative units, criminal investigative agencies, anti-money laundering training, and research bodies, policy makers, central banks and banking supervisors, securities regulators and securities firms, insurance companies and pension funds, regulators of insurance and pension businesses, corporate lawyers and financial services lawyers, legal scholars in financial crime, financial economists, academics, universities, multilateral development banks and other international organizations, including the Financial Action Task Force, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Bank for International Settlements, will find this book a valuable intellectual contribution to the fight against financial crime. Chapters in the book are developed around the concept of anti-money laundering while maintaining a focused analysis of other financial crimes as well.
Paul, Karen 1991 0-7734-9718-8 316 pages This volume presents current political issues and issues in business ethics using theoretical and research perspectives rooted in the field of business and society. Topics include issues within the context of stakeholder theory, moral development within the framework of business education, business ethics issues, development of a corporate ethics program, gender differences in attitudes related to business ethics, and changing attitudes of women in business. Specific case studies document a company's careless disregard for the environment, a low-income family home construction project, industry self-regulation in the context of regulatory reform, and solicitation techniques of political actions committees.
Paul, Karen 1991 0-7734-9733-1 324 pages A comprehensive overview of current issues in business and society. The selections include essays on international business and society as well as studies focusing on the U.S.
Ludwig, Dean C. 1992 0-7734-9543-6 264 pages This volume presents current theory and empirical research on ethical and social issues in business. Topics include: philosophical ethics in the international marketplace; strategic environmental management; an analysis of government regulation of the alcohol industry; the stakeholder theory of the firm; corporate political strategy; legitimacy in tobacco industry strategy; more.
Gomez Dierks, Rosa 2003 0-7734-6939-7 276 pages This study presents a fresh look at a vexing question confronting policy makers in emerging democracies – how to finance growth. It captures the institutional and policy choices governments make to access private market financing, closing a gap in understanding the relationship between credible fiscal policy commitments and public finance capacity. It analyzes data in three cases: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. It will be of interest to scholars in the fields of international political economy, comparative public policy, international finance, and Latin American studies.
Bradshaw, Kevin 2004 0-7734-6317-8 177 pages ComedySportz, the Milwaukee-based competitive improvisational company, was the examination model used in this study which examines the history of the company, analyzes their beginner workshop curriculum and details their training methods. Two research questions were applied: What is the history of ComedySportz? What are the teaching methods used by ComedySportz in their beginner-level workshops? Research was based on personal interviews, company archives, questionnaires, and observations. Dick Chudnow, the company’s founder, was interviewed in order to provide a foundation for the study. Research subjects for the field investigation were selected from the instructional and artistic staff of ComedySportz and were termed “experts.” The project was descriptive in nature, relying on personal interviews, electronic mail, telephone conversations and personal observations of the ComedySportz show and workshops. The resulting investigation has revealed a rich and varied history of a company dedicated to competitive performance improvisation. The analysis of the beginner level workshop training methods of the Milwaukee, New York and San Jose ComedySportz clubs indicates a high-level of teaching expertise, a wide variety of training methods and the formation of a solid background in improvisation skills. The study provides historical documentation for a leading company and offers a model for researchers interested in pursuing similar ventures.
Bongyu, Moye Godwin 2008 0-7734-4951-5 224 pages A comprehensive analysis of the linkages between debt, poverty, and underdevelopment.
This work examines how the debt-poverty entanglement aggravates the underdevelopment problem and efforts that have been made to enhance human development. It analyzes the most relevant variables including policy reforms, debt relief, pro-poor expenditures, economic growth, and debt and aid volumes which are expected to impact human development. Using control group interrupted time series design, this study empirically assesses the impact of the ongoing Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) program on human development.
This book is essential to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. It provides a knowledge base for future researchers interested in international aid, debt volume, debt relief, poverty alleviation, HIPC, and human development. It will serve as a guide to practitioners on how to better deal with the chronic problem of debt and poverty that beset developing countries. In addition, the discussions and scientific findings will provide feedback to national and international policymakers on measures to be taken to improve human development.
Eom, Sean B. 2003 0-7734-6742-4 308 pages This is a research guide and bibliography with citation frequency on the decision support systems research area and its references disciplines. It contains only references that have been cited frequently by more than several thousand authors of decision support systems articles published in a set of carefully selected journals according to objective criteria set forth in a data chapter. Each item in the bibliography of the book contains the citation frequency representing its weight and degree of influence on the decision support systems research. Each item represents objective and unobtrusive judgment of all the authors of major articles published in more than 140 information systems journals during 1970-2001. It will be a useful research guide to the DSS literature.
Eom, Sean B. 2007 0-7734-5366-0 520 pages This book represents an effort to document the intellectual history of Decision Support Systems in terms of contributions made through the combined efforts of many in the management information systems, decision support systems, and many other reference disciplines including management science, psychology, cognitive science, systems science, computer science, communication science, organization science, etc. This book makes a significant contribution to the literature in this field by providing an intellectual history of DSS, examining the intellectual structure, major themes, and reference disciplines of DSS, and investigating the intellectual relationships between the DSS area and other reference disciplines to give a broad picture of DSS fields over the last three and a half decades.
Patterson, Seymour 2006 0-7734-5906-5 264 pages This book looks at the disparity in the conversation among economists and politicians of free trade as a paradigm for economic efficiency, in contrast to the practice of trade restrictions around the world, including in countries such as the United States which advocates of free trade. Free trade rhetoric is commonplace. However, what appears to be the goal of advocates is freer trade, because for many reasons countries will always restrict trade. Even major advocates of free trade themselves practice restricted trade, which implicitly must benefit to advocates above the free trade alternative model. Nevertheless, international bodies promote free trade—WTO, EU, NAFTA, CAFTA. But, domestic companies and entities—steel, labor unions—lobby for protection. The study does not argue against free trade. It maintains that the free-trade debate has garnered followers around the world; since 1980s there has been a rush to free trade. The free-trade movement in Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere has to overcome a political–cost-benefit calculus. In the prevailing climate of free-trade promotion, the nuanced argument posited here is less frequently made. The free-trade discussion in this book can engage a wide array of people such as students, businessmen, and politicians.
Sellers, Ian 1998 0-7734-8497-3 340 pages This volume is a pioneering work which tries to bridge the gap between a decaying feudalism and the advent of a modern, democratic and free-enterprise culture, giving due account to social, political and cultural phenomena. It sets the town in its regional context, assessing the pull of Manchester and Liverpool, of Lancashire to the north and Cheshire to the south.
Putcha, Chandrasekhar 2013 0-7734-4496-3 268 pages This book is an interdisciplinary compilation of articles written by various professors and practitioners working in the general area of economics, forecasting and allied fields. A diverse range of interesting articles, such as, tourism, outsourcing, unemployment, inflation, housing prices, infectious disease control, provide the reader a unique perspective about the existing research on that topic, using quantitative methods.
Hsu, Berry F. C. 1993 0-7734-9253-4 116 pages This study analyzes the background of Canadian tax policies, with special emphasis on the Carter Commission. Discusses the relevance of law and economics emphasizing the use of economic tools to analyze common law cases. Theories of economics are linked and an analysis of the trend of applying economic analysis in federal tax cases is discussed.
Siddiqui, F.A. 1991 0-7734-9691-2 292 pages Primary focus is to take stock of the progress in implementing the FTA and the challenges and opportunities that have surfaced. Essays include: "An Intelligent Politician's Guide to the FTA"; "The Bank of Canada and the FTA"; "Evaluating Free Trade - A Perspective from the CLC"; "FTA Chapter 19 Working Group on Subsidies and Trade Remedies"; "Atlantic Canada and Fisheries Trade"; "Japanese Views on the Canada-US FTA"; "Economics Growth and the Gains from Trade Liberalization."; many others. Distinguished contributors include Robert Mundell, Doug Purvis, Ron Wonnacott, Herbert Grubell, Simon Reisman, Roger Philip, and others.
Orphée, Gray 2003 0-7734-6869-2 152 pages This study shows both the advantages and disadvantages of joining a customs-union/monetary union by a small developing country. It contains a general overview and then develops specific implications of CARICOM and tariff changes for Haiti.
Larus, Elizabeth Freund 2005 0-7734-6145-0 304 pages This book examines China’s policy of gradualism in reforming its state-owned enterprises (SOEs). It argues that political constraints forced China’s leaders to opt for a go-slow approach, rather than the “shock therapy” approach used by most Eastern European economies in transition. The book’s contribution to the literature on SOE reform is its focus on the impact of reforms on SOE employees. It examines how SOE obligations to provide employment and welfare (housing distribution and allocation, health care, and social security) for employees were reduced in the reform era, sparking worker protests. The book looks at the impact of reforms on workers, and argues that SOE reform will continue, but at a pace determined by labor’s response to the reforms. The book argues that labor’s response to the reforms forced China’s leaders in the late 1990s to resist privatization of large industrial SOEs, and opt instead for marketization and corporatization. The book is based on archival and field research in China and Hong Kong, and uses the Baoshan Iron and Steel Works (Baogang) and the Anshan Iron and Steel Works (Angang) as case studies of industrial SOE reform.
Pavlínek, Petr 1997 0-7734-8447-7 444 pages This book employs a geographical perspective to investigate the nature of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe, and its implications for the quality of the environment, using the extended case study of the Most District located in the Czech Republic. It focuses on four areas of investigation: economic transition from the centrally planned to a market economy in coal mining and the petrochemical industry; political transition from the one party system to a democratic society and its implications for the local government system; effects of economic and political transitions on the quality of the environment and local environmental management; and popular attitudes of Most District citizens toward democratization, economic change and the environment.
Khlusov, M.I. 1999 0-7734-3182-9 176 pages This is the first documentary investigation of the most crucial period of GULAG history --the 1930s--when this repressive body became a powerful component of the economy of the USSR. This book provides the base to substantiate the accusatory works of A. I. Solzhenitsyn, V. T. Shalamov and other writers who revealed the very grave crimes of the Soviet regime.
Hosten-Craig, Jennifer 1992 0-7734-9554-1 160 pages This timely study assesses the possible impact of a NAFTA on the Commonwealth or English-speaking countries of the Caribbean. The theory and practice of free trade are discussed, as well as the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and the question of regional integration among the Caribbean countries. Written by a former diplomat and political scientist with considerable knowledge of the region, this study includes important primary and secondary research. Most notable are the views of leading regional personalities from both the public and private sectors in the Caribbean and North America. This represents one of the first definitive pieces of research into an issue which is still taking shape and upon which policy analysts in the region should take a leading interest.
Bangura, Abdul 1995 0-7734-2287-0 255 pages Contains a review of the past literature on the subject, the subject methodology, and both macro and micro level data analysis, with summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Employing a mixture of quantitative, qualitative and inductive methodology, this book examines those factors that dictated Egypt's economic development from 1957 to 1987, and then investigates a major unanswered question: Has the longevity and increase in American aid facilitated overall economic development (increased productivity and standards of living) in Egypt?
Benson, John 1991 0-88946-260-7 184 pages Studies the history and survival of penny capitalism in Canada, and demonstrates the importance of the concept of penny capitalism in the study of Canadian history. Examines how penny capitalists and other small, self-employed producers affected and were affected by urban development, the growth and diversification of the economy, immigration, and regulatory legislation. Shows that the survival of penny capitalism eased the restructuring of the modern industrial economy.
Borruso, Silvano 2014 0-7734-1574-2 656 pages Gesell’s thesis is that: the form of money inherited from the ancient world embodies a never solved practical contradiction between the functions of medium of exchange and the storing of value. This contradiction is at the basis of usury, and with it of all social disorders from the unemployed proletariat to war. His solution: Free Money, shorn of its function as store of value and reduced to pure medium of exchange.
The last part is a general theory of interest based on Free Money, which clinches all the previous arguments.
Having bared the source of the scourge of usury, Gesell furnishes abundant material for thoroughly judging economic theory and practice. His orderly array of arguments is of unanswerable cogency. Anyone who has read The Natural Economic Order
cannot help admitting that is the most extraordinary book on economics ever written.
Osei, Joseph 2011 0-7734-1377-4 456 pages This book constitutes a pioneering project aimed at constructing a conceptual framework for integrating the normative, conceptual, theoretical, and applied aspects of development within mainstream philosophy. The goal is not just to provide a morally sound code of ethics for the guidance of professionals, but to provide ethical justification for social and economic development in Third World countries.
EzzelArab, AbdelAziz 2002 0-7734-6936-2 272 pages This study examines the movement by groups of Egypt’s elites who controlled the country’s wealth and government before European penetration. This movement, which took place in 1879, had a distinctly different leadership and agenda from the more widely recognized movement of Ahmad ‘Urabi in 1881-82. This work invites a revision of the existing historiography of 19th century Egypt by focusing on this neglected episode. It places the 1879 movement in broad social historical perspective and analyses the meaning of economic nationalism through a discussion of the elite’s motivations and agenda. It contains the first identification and analysis of attempts to establish a national bank in Egypt in the 19th century and a complete translation of two documents relevant to these attempts. Western scholars of Egyptian history will be interested in this discovery, since the existing convention considers the first such attempt to have taken part in the early 20th century. It will appeal to scholars of Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, elite groups, and economics.
Phillips, Rhonda G. 2002 0-7734-6860-9 180 pages Investments in technology-based economic development programs have soared during the last few decades, with interest fueled by the emerging economy variously referred to as ‘digital,’ ‘information,’ knowledge,’ or ‘new.’ Development organizations at all levels have designed and integrated myriad programs and policies, each designed to capture the most technological benefit for their respective jurisdictions. This book provides a review of the conceptual and practical issues of evaluating technology-based economic development programs. Evaluations are illustrated through a case study of one of the U.S.’s longest-established technology development programs, the Advanced Technology Development Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Evaluative approaches include the use of surveys, fiscal impact and cost-benefit analysis.
Roberts, Matthew W. 1992 0-7734-9837-0 200 pages This study compares the industrial development of Jamaica and Mauritius via Export Processing Zones (EPZs). The central questions in this research are: How, in theory and practice, do EPZs serve the development goals and policies of the countries; what factors are responsible for differences in the performance of the EPZs; what are the major lessons from Mauritius's and Jamaica's experiences with EPZs regarding the role of the state in development; and can the EPZs play an evolutionary role in the process of economic development in these countries.
Spencer, Roger W. 2006 0-7734-5784-4 268 pages Description:
This book presents discussion and analysis of the Federal Reserve’s involvement with the equity markets, with emphasis on the three major bull markets of the past century. Three chapters link equity market activity during the 1920s, 1960s and 1990s with the monetary policies of Benjamin Strong, William McChesney Martin Jr., and Alan Greenspan, respectively. The extensive use of original sources provides a description of policy dilemmas in the words of the Fed leaders themselves. A fourth chapter provides an empirical assessment of the Fed’s response to equity market developments over the three periods. In composite, the work, employing qualitative and quantitative methodology, delivers description and assessment of one of the most intriguing issues of contemporary monetary policy: the linkages that tie Federal Reserve actions to stock market activity.
Molz, Rick 2003 0-7734-6808-0 224 pages This book is based on field research in agricultural communities in Chiapas, Quebec, and Iowa. It is both an academic and a warmhearted study of the social and human factors embedded within the three agricultural communities making up the North American Free Trade Agreement. It will inform scholars and general readers interested in ecology, environment, international relations, agriculture and technology, rural sociology, and technology and social transition. It will also inform those who are interested in the food they eat, who ask questions about how that food was processed, taking the reader into the banana grove, cornfield, and dairy barn as well as into the banana packing plant, grain processing factory and cheese factory.
Borne, Gregory 2010 0-7734-3742-8 360 pages This work outlines an accessible framework for the current and future exploration of a sustainable development. The work explores sustainable development from the global and the local levels of analysis.
Petrov, A. 1999 0-7734-3264-7 408 pages Based upon an original method of mathematical modeling of the economy—“a systems analysis of evolving economy.” It contains a full description and discussion of the results of the analysis of the models of marketing and centrally planned economy; the economy of the transition and the structure of the economy of the USSR and Russia; the important consequences of the economic decisions of that period; the model of the economy which formed in Russia after the reforms of 1992; the terms and opportunities of the economy’s transition to the equilibrium market structures of today. The authors have developed a unique system of mathematical models verified with Russian economic statistics, which enables an objective analysis of the Russian economy to pinpoint trends in its development.
Pinder, Sherrow O. 2007 0-7734-5263-X 324 pages This book examines the causes of the shift from welfare to workfare and documents the effects of this policy change on women, especially single mothers, in Canada and the United States. The author argues that soaring budget deficits, combined with neoliberal economic reform in both Canada and the United States, produced a conservative discourse about spending on social programs that legitimized welfare cuts.
Cochran, John P. 1999 0-7734-7970-8 240 pages This work examines the Hayek-Keynes debates on business cycle theory and argues that the key issues at the heart of the controversy in the areas of money, interest, and capital theory are much neglected in current macroeconomic modeling. A reexamination of these unsettled issues could enhance our understanding of the operation of a monetary production economy and enable economists to make better policy recommendations.
“I found this book to be a very worthwhile addition to the existing literature on business cycles. Although most of the text is devoted to Hayek and Keynes, there are brief but insightful presentations of classical theory, monetarism, real business cycles, and rational expectations. .. . . The next time I teach a university course on business cycles I intend to use this book as the main text.” – Larry Sechres in Ideas On Liberty
Stern-Gillet, Suzanne 2000 0-7734-7460-9 380 pages Draws together contributors from diverse backgrounds to analyze European development. It acknowledges the problem at the heart of this process - namely the interplay between the logic of contemporary economic forces and the sometimes dissonant and conflicting cultural, social and political forces which have shaped Europe's turbulent history.
Benamraoui, Abdelhafid 2014 0-7734-0047-8 140 pages This important in-depth analysis of the institutional framework of the Algerian banking industry from 1830 to 2010 is a must read for academics, policy makers and individuals interested in the economics of emerging countries and specifically Algeria. It charts the banking evolution and development during Algeria’s post-independence and socialist periods; its relationship to global monetary policy; its free market transformation and its de facto inefficiency. The book also provides insight into the banking change agents from a political cultural perspective and suggests important reforms that would stabilize the Algerian banking industry in the future.
Makabe, T. 1991 0-88946-159-7 220 pages Typically the introduction of Japanese management in North American manufacturing enterprises has occurred by replicating Japanese production processes and employing individuals with little previous experience. This study analyses the transition of one television-component manufacturing plant from American to Japanese management and attempts to account for the increased productivity achieved, and to detail the difficulties encountered by the new owner-company in redesigning this complex organization.
Gueldry, Michel 2010 0-7734-4650-8 364 pages This book examines the impact of globalization as the dominant and protean feature of our age on world languages and cultures (LC), as well as its implications for LC pedagogy for the working world/s. In addition, it delineates the broad contours of the professional use of LC by providing contextualized, striking evidence of their importance in critical situations across several professional fields.
Clift, Edward M. 2008 0-7734-5143-9 512 pages This edited volume of papers on rhetoric and economics grew out of an interdisciplinary conference held at Millikin University in the summer of 2005. Drawing on economist Deirdre McCloskey’s pioneering work, The Rhetoric of Economics, the essays seek to integrate the analytic study of language use in economic theory with an appreciation for its effect on the material culture that supports social life.
Meher, Rajkishor 2010 0-7734-3784-3 308 pages Focuses on the three giant steel plants of India set up in the mineral rich tribal regions during the 1950s and 1960s. The study provides an account of the adverse consequences of displacement faced by the people and their ecosystem as a whole. It compares the three steel plants in terms of policy and implementation of the rehabilitation of the displacees from which useful lessons can be drawn for the future.
Fenton, T.R. 2010 0-7734-1409-6 200 pages This study adds to the sociology of money through a constructivist model that
directly applies the conjugate species concept in computer simulation. The concept
of conjugate species is introduced to address the species problem through adaptation of the ecological species concept to social reality and agency of artifacts.
Sun, William 2009 0-7734-3863-7 296 pages This book demonstrates that the widely recognized failure of corporate governance in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century parallels the severe limitations of mainstream theoretical models of corporate governance, which commonly hold an entitative view of the corporate reality. In doing so, little attention has been paid to the underlying philosophical premises and the long-unresolved difficulties of substantialism and representationalism behind the dominant modes of analyses.
Hu, Jixuan 1996 0-7734-4252-9 356 pages Essays from presenters in The Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (ACPSS) at the University of Maryland, June 1995. Includes nine papers on economic issues and six papers on educational issues, on topics such as land reform, oil import policy, status perception, health care insurance systems, educational reform since 1978, compulsory education, delinquency, computers in education, and a cross-cultural study in mainland China, Taiwan and the USA.
Saucier, Rick D. 2001 0-7734-7598-2 82 pages There is a growing recognition that space affects customer behavior and that design and the increasing use of atmosphere is an important shaper and modifier of customer behavior.This project investigates various strategies that best accomplish an objective of encouraging customers to shop for longer periods of time. Specific strategies explored include circulating customers throughout the entire store more effectively, creating turbulences or obstacles to slow the customer down, increasing customer comfort levels within a store, employing atmospherics to affect customers’ perception of time, and facilitating shopping efficiency to allow customers more time for browsing.
McGrath, Conor 2009 0-7734-4693-1 436 pages This collection of original research on interest groups and lobbying around the world offers the most wide-ranging set of scholarly analyses of organized interest behavior available to date. While there is an enormous amount of research already available on groups in the American political process, and a smaller though still sizeable body dealing with interest representation in the other Western democracies, this collection provides scholars with perspectives on an unprecedented range of nations.
McGrath, Conor 2009 0-7734-4694-X 464 pages This collection of original research on interest groups and lobbying around the world offers the most wide-ranging set of scholarly analyses of organized interest behavior available to date. While there is an enormous amount of research already available on groups in the American political process, and a smaller though still sizeable body dealing with interest representation in the other Western democracies, this collection provides scholars with perspectives on an unprecedented range of nations.
Belenkiy, Vladimir 2004 0-7734-6539-1 564 pages This four-volume work includes articles on land tenure, land relations, and the regulations of the land market in Austria, Australia, Africa, Bulgaria, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Daghestan, Canada, Latin America, Norway, Russia, the United States, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, and Rumania. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.
Quaglia, Lucia 2006 0-7734-5768-2 268 pages This book analyzes Italy’s policy toward European monetary integration from the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957 to the final stage of Economic and Monetary Union in 1999 and the first five years thereafter. It is argued that “ideas,” in the form of “policy paradigms,” are crucial in framing member states’ trajectories in the European Union (EU) and they are therefore core components of the process of Europeanization. Policy paradigms need to be contextualized by considering the evolution of domestic institutions.
According to the foreign policy paradigm that prevailed in Italy from the Second World War until the late 1990s, “Europe” has been of paramount priority, which has been associated with its political, economic and cultural modernization. The economic policy paradigm, instead, has shifted from Keynesian economics in the 1960s and 1970s to the monetarist-inspired, stability-oriented paradigm of the 1980s and 1990s. The pro-European foreign policy paradigm explains why Italian policymakers decided to join all the European monetary initiatives, whereas the economic paradigm, which, for most of the time, was far apart from the stability-oriented paradigm embedded in European monetary regimes, explains Italy’s difficult adaptation. The book concludes by pointing out that the foreign policy paradigm has begun to shift since the late 1990s.
Oakman, Douglas E. 1986 0-88946-608-4 312 pages A study of the social conditions of first-century Palestine that explores the economic context of the historical Jesus, focusing on: issues of production and economic distribution; the "Jesus tradition" from an economic perspective; comparative material from biblical and Hellenistic authors; Jesus' occupation and the settings a carpenter might have encountered in finding work; the social contracts that could have resulted in Jesus' becoming a broker or bridge between social classes; and reflections on the economic values in the words and ministry of Jesus.
Munro, Winsome 1998 0-7734-2440-7 712 pages This book is an exploration of Jesus' social origins and location in the society of his time and place. The hypothesis proposed is that Jesus was of slave status because he was born of a woman who was a slave. Contends that his career outside his household of origin was as a "freedman" with continuing obligations to his former owner. This hypothesis explains much that is otherwise obscure in the early Christian writings concerning Jesus, and facilitates reconstruction of his life and crucifixion. The book applies adaptations of methodologies used by the Jesus Seminars of the Westar Institute, of which the writer was a Fellow, to determine the historicity of teaching ascribed to Jesus.
Table of Contents: Introduction; Jesus as a Slave - Historical Plausibility; In the Form of a Slave; Slave or Son? John's Gospel; Slave Experience in Jesus' Teaching; From Slave to Slave/Child of God - the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts; An Outlaw Slave and the Jewish Law - the Synoptic Gospels; A Fugitive Slave and His Community in the Synoptic Gospels; Condemnation and Death of an Upstart Slave; Family and Birth Traditions; Conclusions and Reflections; Bibliography and Index
Mwenda, Kenneth Kaoma 2006 0-7734-5933-2 180 pages Economists have been quick to discuss issues related to unified financial services supervision but not much has been written by legal scholars. This volume provides fresh and original contributions to the debate on unified financial services supervision, highlighting different models of unified regulators in several countries, and that different types of financial services and products continue to spring up in the financial sector of many countries is indicative of the changing landscape of the financial services industry globally. In particular, frameworks governing institutions and structures responsible for the supervision of such core areas of financial services as public distribution of securities, insurance, pension funds, and banking are examined.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-6914-1 632 pages For Pesch, economics rests on the premise that enterprise and property, though primarily private, are to serve the interests of the common good. The factors of production: the labor force, suppliers, distribution and consumption, must work together to serve the common good. Pesch emphasizes the power of the individual in this process and how labor and vocational groups are established to offer solidarity. The Principle of Subsidarity applies in assistance to the individual moving the economic order forward.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-6916-8 452 pages Organizing labor and economics along occupational rather than class lines is an expression of solidarity that enhances occupations and industries in support of a national economy. Pesch regards this as natural and necessary in modern economies. Pesch argues that a living wage as well as labor organizations and unions are a natural right. The role of the state is to assist in the performance of tasks which the individual(s) cannot do completely on their own. In the particular book, Pesch clearly defines the Principle of Subsidiarity in its relationship to the nature of human society and economic order.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-6815-3 548 pages Pesch examines the means of production from a broader perspective in economic life as both natural and technical. He describes the factor of production as the "produced means of production." Pesch regards man rather than labor as the leading primary factor of production. He refutes Marx's ideas of the means of production. Pesch deals with the capitalistic concept of enterprise and capitalism itself offering his definitions that clarify this economic system.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-6813-7 552 pages The economic process and task of the economy is examined. Pesch determines that the satisfaction of the wants of the population who constitute a national economy ultimately determine the direction of a nation's economic order. Basic needs (food, clothing, shelter) as well as "special" or luxury needs are presented in terms of both purely economic and moral aspects. Pesch discusses how production, and the use of technology, is utilized in satisfying those needs. The impact of wage levels and hours of work effect how production moves toward fulfilling the needs of economy.
Pesch, Heinrich 2003 0-7734-6680-0 344 pages This is the final work in Pesch's groundbreaking magnum opus. He expands upon the just wage doctrine in discussion since the social encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891). Pesch states that workers should share in the profits of the company, be allowed to organize and work in humane conditions. His work is incorporated into the social encyclical Quadragesimo Anno (1931). Pesch warns against the abuses of capitalism, coming from entrepreneurial income stemming from ownership of capital and land, and the worst extremes of runaway inflation. Pesch demonstrates the need for insurance programs to care for the injured worker and the unemployed and for just treatment of the poor. Pesch designates as distortions in the economic process economic crises, the strike and lockout. He calls on workers and employers to moderate their differences and to establish a community that is a solidaristic system intent on building a better national economy.
Pesch, Heinrich 2003 0-7734-6678-9 680 pages Pesch explores the exchange process which involves an analysis of value and pricing process for goods. Central to Pesch's solidaristic system is the concept of the just price. He does not accept the concept that the market, when left to its own resources, determines the price. Instead Pesch introduces new modern economic thinking that constitutes how prices should be determined based on a moral basis. He discusses stages in the economic process: exchange and income determination and deals with money and the banking system, foreign exchange, and entrepreneurial income.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-7135-9 444 pages Volume 2 presents the preceding and alternative economic systems (mercantilism, physiocracy, individualistic systems and socialism) in contrast with Pesch's own proposed system: the Solidaristic System of Human Work. There follows the analysis of national wealth and its two principal dispositional bases: natural resources and population (that is the work force).
Ederer, Rupert J. 2002 0-7734-7133-2 340 pages This is the first English translation of the works of Heinrich Pesch, SJ (1854-1926). Pesch, a German Jesuit scholar and economist, wrote the longest, most exhaustive economics text ever written, one that deserves to be regarded as a kind of Summa Economica. The five-volume Lehrbuch der Nationalökonomie examines all serious economic thinking up until Pesch’s time, culling what was deficient, retaining what was worthwhile, and filling in what its author perceived to be lacking. The result was a design for an economic system that is opposed to both classically liberal capitalism and state socialism, based instead on Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophical premises. Pesch developed many of the basic principles which emerged in the social encyclicals of the Catholic Church.
Pesch establishes human work as the principle source of economic wealth and prosperity. He presents three principal pillars of social order: the family, the state, and the institution (private ownership). There follows a refutation of the individualistic and collectivistic social philosophies as underlying free market capitalism and socialism respectively. In place of these, Pesch presents for the first time solidarism based on mutual support and interdependence among workers and owners. Concludes with a distinctive methodological preparation for his analysis of the economy. He points out the flaws of a mechanistic approach to what is inherently a human and social science and in the attempt to isolate economic activity values are neglected such as ethics and religion.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-6958-3 504 pages Pesch examined how older economic systems were the nature and cause of national wealth. It was done in terms of social systems of human work through the study of its territory, geography and people. It is more than a historical discovery; this also volume considers Malthusian analysis in the equation of a nation's economic strength.
Pesch, Heinrich 2002 0-7734-6960-5 420 pages Pesch analyzes the various causes underlying national wealth and income. Geography, climate, population and history are considerable factors in the economic well being of a nation. Population structures are prominent as health, race, nationality, education and culture impact the national economic order. Pesch examines how morality, religion, namely Christianity, vocation, estates and classes related to the distinctive layers of national economic functions.
Ederer, Rupert J. 2000 0-7734-7798-5 312 pages In Die philosophischen Grundlagen des ökonomischen Liberalismus (1899), Pesch addressed the revival of liberal economics, that is, the free-market, deregulation and a laissez-faire economic philosophy. Pesch traced what he considered its flawed roots in Enlightenment philosophy. He moved it forward to a more progressive thought that utilized the natural law operating ineluctably in economics. This work appears especially relevant in terms of the recent and ongoing revival of liberal economics. Pesch traced it what he perceived as its flawed roots in Enlightenment philosophy, and carried it forward to evolutionist thinking, and to subsequent efforts to see ‘natural laws’ operating ineluctably in economics as in the physical sciences.
Mellen Press is honored to publish, in this multi-volume set, the first English translations of the works of Heinrich Pesch, SJ (1854-1926). A Jesuit economist who developed many of the basic economic and social principles (notably the Principle of Solidarism) that emerged from the social encyclicals of the Catholic Church beginning in 1931 with Pope Pius XI and further developed by Pope John Paul II.
Ederer, Rupert J. 2000 0-7734-7594-X 264 pages Pesch's Freiwirtschaft oder Wirtschaftsordnug (1901) introduced, for the first time, what he perceived as key components of the solidaristic economic system, the system which he would subsequently devise as an alternative to free-market capitalism, as well as to socialism. It is here that Pesch established his Principle of Subsidiarity. Pesch's concept was that the state's role in economic activity was to compliment the activities of other social entities such as cooperative organizations, labor unions etc... This revolutionary idea was later incorporated into Pope Pius XI's social encyclical QUADRAGESIMO ANNO (1931).
Ederer, Rupert J. 2001 0-7734-7587-7 172 pages First published in 1900, Das Privateigentum als sociale Institution, was Pesch's work on the right of private ownership. Pesch's priestly training in the Aristotelian-Thomistic was reflected in this book as he stood in opposition to the absolutistic notion which had resurfaced in the modern world under the influence of both the Enlightenment and socialist thought. The right of private ownership became one of the pillars in Pesch's social order which was subsequently adopted in later Catholic social thought.
Ederer, Rupert J. 2001 0-7734-7482-X 192 pages In Der christliche Staatsbegriff (1898) Pesch established the foundation for social order, inclusive of economic social order, in the form of a society with the common good rather than the good of a particular individual as its object. He refutes modern socialism. Pesch's focus was on the virtue of justice in the establishment of proper order in society including the state. He explained the traditional aspects of justice: commutative, distributive, general and legal. In his analysis of distributive justice, Pesch suggested that income tax, a function of the state, be levied on a progressive basis as a means of justice and equity.
Pesch, Heinrich 2006 0-7734-5782-8 456 pages Pesch viewed modern socialism as a reaction to the perception of the harmful consequences of unregulated free marketeering. In Der moderne Socialismus (1900), Pesch was prophetic in his analysis of the implications of reduced wages in economically advanced nations; deregulation of industries and the free market ideology in relationship to private property and the public interest.
Manev, Ivan M. 2001 0-7734-7567-2 168 pages This is one of the first theoretical and empirical studies of cross-border interactions among managers in a multinational enterprise (MNE). It extends current knowledge by conceptualizing the MNE as a network of interpersonal ties determined by structural factors and shared personal background, and in turn the network they form affects subsidiary action and performance. The conceptual model is supported by data from 457 managerial and professional employees in a large non-profit MNE.
Grunewald, Donald 2002 0-7734-7150-2 132 pages This book is based upon experience of a number of successful entrepreneurs as well as the body of knowledge in business administration as applied to new enterprises and small business management. It integrates practical experience with the standard principles of management and management theory.
“Grunewald, the realist, never insults the intelligence of his readers by a myriad of hero centered, over hyped, accounts of entrepreneurial star performers. This gives his book a rare and very valuable focus on the ultimate essentials of entrepreneur efforts. . . . An early chapter on the desired personal qualifications of an entrepreneur is a perfect example of Grunewald’s skill in downsizing his analysis to the absolute essentials. . . . offers an alternative growth path to the over fourteen million small business whose leaders have been searching, at a ninety-six percent failure rate, for a path to growth beyond the one million level of sales.” – Joseph O’Donoghue
“Libraries should be especially interested in acquiring this book . . . . a must for the prospective entrepreneur and will be very valuable also for the present entrepreneur. This book makes it easy to learn from the experience of others.” – Edward C. Yang
McGee, Robert W. 1992 0-7734-9545-2 332 pages Essays by American and European authors on diverse topics, aimed at transforming the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe into economic powerhouses on the lines of Germany and Japan. Essays include: The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe; Market Order or Commanded Chaos; Property Rights and Contract in the Soviet Second Economy; Can a Planned Market Economy Function?; Interest Groups and Structural Reform of Authoritarian Socialist Regimes; Recent Changes in the Hungarian Economy; Economic Reform in Lithuania; more.
Saucier, Rick D. 2008 0-7734-5116-1 184 pages While researchers and writers in the marketing profession tend to discuss ethics using a broad-based approach or through case studies, this work provides an in-depth examination of particular issues facing the marketing professional such as fear appeals, intrusiveness, and the marketer’s contribution to America‘s materialistic culture. Addressing these ethical challenges, the author explains how and why the profession needs to change its practices.
Putcha, Chandrasekhar 2013 0-7734-1454-1 204 pages This is a multidiscipline collection of articles by different authors working in diverse such fields such as: Sociology, Engineering, and Economics etc. Each author listed in this book has a solid research background and has made significant contributions in his/her own filed. Since poverty is of general interest to academicians ( especially those involved in teaching and research) as well as to pure researchers, the book is an optimal blend of various articles joined by the common theme of poverty.
The main point of the book is that, while it can be used by researchers to advance their research topic, it can also be easily understood by a general reader and utilized as a textbook in a classroom model. It is hoped that the readers from various cross sections of the society will find the book interesting and helpful in advancing their understanding of how the poverty index is measured from a global perspective.
Mendel, Stuart C. 2005 0-7734-6233-3 220 pages This study uses nonprofit community organizations in the Union Miles, University Circle and Midtown Corridor neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio to reflect “from the-bottom-up” community organizing practiced not simply by grassroots property owners, but by the leadership of resource-rich private institutions, and business owners in a major North American city. These organizations illustrate the “private government” of civil society and the promise and possibilities of private action affecting the public good that we have come to associate with the nonprofit sector. Through this study, we observe a process that assigns to nonprofits the nurturing of civil society by intertwining public and private players in decision-making, in allocating resources outside the bounds of government, as a continuum of actions of individuals or organizations, as the outcome of the aggregate of customs that comprise American culture and freedoms. Describing the nature of these organizations and their ceaseless role in helping Cleveland preserve its wealth and civil society offers us insights as we labor to educate our legislators into adopting ways to utilize nonprofits; reform the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of changing society; educate nonprofit leaders and managers; duplicate the system of checks and balances the private sector has with government and business in other countries in the aftermath of September 11, 2001
Gomes, Emanuel 2010 0-7734-3740-1 244 pages This book examines one set of processes, mergers and alliances, which have underpinned changes in the automobile industry. Merger and alliance activity is explored against the long term economic forces which have shaped the industry. Whilst short term crises catch the headlines, the long term perspective forms the backdrop for understanding the processes of change.
Mambu ma Khenzu, Edouard 2006 0-7734-5476-4 364 pages This monograph addresses the modern history of money and finance in the region of the current Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1885 to 1995. The study starts by exploring a series of devices which served as money in the ancient Kingdom of Congo (13th-17th centuries), explaining the significance and limits of the monetary function of such devices in traditional communities accustomed to barter-based mechanisms of exchange. Secondly, monetary and financial provisions set up for the Congo Free State (1885-1908), and the main strands of King Leopold II’s financial policy for the Congo are examined. Thirdly, the study explores the colonial period (1908-1960), revealing the biased approach of the Belgian colonial power to Congolese monetary and financial issues. Finally, an examination of the monetary and financial dimension of major political events and unrest that have occurred in the Congo since 1960 is offered, focusing particularly on the political background of the Congolese monetary collapse of the early 1990s, marked by phases of hyperinflation, which resulted in an increased dollarisation of the economy.
Ayianoglou, Pantelis 1993 0-7734-9373-5 280 pages This book highlights the profound effects that Credit has always had on economic developments in capitalism. The role and significance of Credit is distinctly missing in all major tradition schools of thought in economics (classical, neo-classical, Keynesian, and monetarist). The incorporation of Credit into economic theory promptly reveals the underlying forces behind important phenomena such as inflation and recession. This study is a radical attempt to expose the flaws of monetarist doctrines by following the evolution of economic history in parallel with the development of economic theory.
Stamm, K. Brad 2000 0-7734-7646-6 160 pages This focus and main contribution of this study is to develop an econometric model which, through empirical analysis, determines those factors that affect the demand for prerecorded audio software. Through the creation and use of a hedonic demand model, the study finds that changes in technology that result in perceived quality improvements, increases in real national income, and a youthful population are all determinants in the demand for prerecorded music. It examines pertinent issues regarding the supply side of pre-recorded music within the structure of the industry, recent literature in the entertainment industry, and areas for research. Uses time-series, cross-sectional analysis, pooled regression, along with descriptive statistics to analyze explanatory factors upon which independent researchers, economists, sociologists, and trade organizations generally agree. These outcomes assist in predicting the demand for prerecorded music. The study then pools the regression according to United Nations’ income designations and a world aggregate.
Solinger, Dorothy J. 2006 0-7734-5929-4 144 pages This book is a collection of stories telling how seven Chinese individuals navigated their personal transitions during the Chinese state’s shift from a state-managed and state-owned, planned socialist economy to one primarily driven by market forces. Each author has selected a person s/he met in the course of fieldwork for larger projects. Each subject is a vibrant individual, whose choices and actions exhibit the energy, initiative, grit and nerve called for in confronting what was, for that person, the initially unfamiliar forces of the market and/or the changing face of the state in the wake of the market’s rebirth in China. These are people whose strivings have been both licit and illicit, as they reached out for recognition, riches, or just simple sustenance. There is a mixture of genders, locales, ethnicities, and occupations. No other book available illustrates China’s market transition through a focus on specific, real individuals as this one does. The target audience is students, scholars, and the general public.
Dmitrenko, V. 1999 0-7734-3186-1 276 pages This collection of papers considers in detail the crisis at the end of 1920 which caused the fall of the NEP economic system as well as “Stalin’s turn” in 1929. Pulling down NEP meant the transition to command economics, the specific road of economical and political development.
Nitsch, Thomas O. 1994 0-7734-9069-8 620 pages Papers from the Sixth World Congress of Social Economics, Omaha, Nebraska, August 9-11, 1991. The papers range from reflections on early-Christian to modern-Catholic social thought and doctrine; Marxian and Islamic perspectives of an ideological/praxeological nature; contemporary issues of organized labor, poverty and income distribution; social insurance and health care; systemic change, etc., in the United States, Western Europe, Southern Africa, the (former) Soviet Union, et al. Includes an annotated version of the original Program, opens with a Foreword by the President of Creighton University, followed by the Editor's Introduction, the Apostolic Blessing of Pope John Paul II conveyed by the Secretary of the State of the Vatican, the Welcoming Remarks of the Deans of Business Administration at the two co-sponsoring universities (Creighton and Marquette), and the Invited Presentations of the Archbishop of Saint Paul-Minneapolis and the President of the Catholic University of America.
Wang, Enbao 2009 0-7734-3904-8 404 pages This work examines China’s economic development, its search for a democratic system, its strategy and ideology, and its foreign policy. It draws heavily on Chinese sources and also analyzes Deng Xiaoping Theory.
Chen, Yang 2007 0-7734-5265-6 356 pages This study seeks to develop a thorough understanding of the change of ownership and property rights in the context of China in transition, with all the political and social implications that the process entails. To do so, the work aims both to understand and challenge the conventional property rights theory which fails to consider the organizational context of the societies in which economic institutions operate. The research identifies the strong presence of the state associated with the evolution of high-tech spin-offs in transitional China, the process of which has also been characterized by fuzzy property rights and public entrepreneurship as two key stepping stones of development.
Schreiner, Mark 2003 0-7734-6730-0 312 pages This study provides a framework for the evaluation of microfinance organizations, applied as an example to the two best-known microfinance organizations in the world, BancoSol of Bolivia and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. It shows how to adapt existing evaluation frameworks (for example, economic benefit-cost analysis) to the particular application of microfinance organizations. This is a major area of interest because microfinance is rapidly becoming the major development took in first-world/third-world development assistant.
Egan, Daniel 2001 0-7734-7360-2 232 pages This study examines the extent to which local state institutions can exercise political autonomy in an increasingly global capitalism. This book is critical of the argument that politics have become secondary to market forces, and instead suggests that the organization of the local state can provide important opportunities and resources for progressive social movements to define economic restructuring in more democratic ways. This argument is made through an examination of the radical local economic strategy developed by the Labour party-controlled metropolitan government of London, the Greater London Council, during the 1980s. With its emphasis on participatory planning and production for social need, the Labour GLC was an important experiment in economic democracy. In contrast to recent theories that see civil society as the major force for democratization, the case of the Labour GLC suggest that forces in civil society need the resources and coordination of state institutions if they are to construct a viable alternative to neoliberalism.
Hyde, Mark 2006 0-7734-5838-7 416 pages Addresses an area of social policy that is relatively new and thus under-developed in the relevant literature. It covers all pension arrangements from a multi-disciplinary perspective, rather than from economic analysis. Several published works do deal explicitly with privately delivered compulsory pensions, but that literature is incomplete.
Block, Walter 2006 0-7734-5841-7 304 pages Over 40,000 people die each year on our nation’s roads, and in excess of one million are seriously injured in traffic accidents. This book makes the case for applying the benefits of private enterprise to transportation safety.
Becker, Fred W. 2001 0-7734-7579-6 212 pages This study explores in depth the theoretical and practical foundations of privatization. The argument is that decision makers at the state and local levels have largely disregarded in the 1990s the issues of propriety and legitimacy that were so prevalent in the 1980s, and by so doing, have laid the basis for privatization to expand. The strengths and weaknesses of the various organizational types are examined; and based on this examination, the study outlines the elements of a comprehensive privatization strategy. It also offers a rational typology for public-private partnerships based on function, risk, financial return to the partners, and different outcome objectives. Last, the perspective shifts to policy issues related to privatization, an empirical analysis of differentials in salaries and benefits paid to employees of public and private organizations, and concludes that privatization has had a negative impact upon compensatory equity in the US.
Kline, Benjamin 1997 0-7734-8606-2 232 pages This study is a chronological history of the moral and economic factors which have influenced United States-South African relations since 1948, accessible to students, academics and the general readers. The chapters are primarily divided according to US presidential terms to show how each administration has dealt with the problems of supporting business interests while denouncing South Africa's racial policies. Included are the basic debates over divestment, international criticism, and the development of apartheid. It can also be used for US history, political science, and African history classes.
Ford, Karen M. 2001 0-7734-7481-1 588 pages This collection of Paine’s writings focuses on his approach to economic issues, such as the development of a central bank, paper money, public debt, property and poverty, in the light of an interpretation of his political theory as a unique combination of liberal or even libertarian and republican ideas. A critical introduction places these texts in the context of Paine’s life and his overall political theory, in addition to the wider context of the development of economic thought and financial practice of the late 18th century.
Tiemstra, John P. 1990 0-88946-924-5 344 pages The only work that surveys all of the major sub-fields within economics from a Reformed Christian point of view. Proposes a new approach to economics, one that is explicitly normative and based on the concept of stewardship. Considers: the failure of economics to address many current economic problems; the internal failures of current economic theory; problems with the scientific methodology which forms the foundation on which contemporary economists build their work; the application of a Christian scientific methodology to economics; biblical priorities for economic science and economic life; and a Reformed Christian view of the nature of human interactions and its implications for families, firms, unions, governments, and voluntary organizations.
Jankovic, Edward M. 2010 0-7734-1306-5 224 pages This compilation is an history of developing market finance and an examination of yield components in the focus countries of Central Europe. This study looks at Central Europe as a transition economy in constant flux. It illustrates how these countries can create a more profitable environment, attract more investment, and create a more stable economy.
The subjects found within this book about Central Eruope include how current account and exchange rates are trade-related risk measures; how the Consumer Price Index is an inflation gauge; how stock markets are leading economic indicators, measuring expectations; how the lending interest rate prices demand and supply of domestic funds; and how foreign driect investment inflow (FDI) is the product of these variables.
This book is a policy manual for governments, a classroom tool for professors, and a survey of the current economic landscape of Central Europe for those active in the region and who need to know about investment flows and country risk in this area of the world.
Poewe, Karla 1989 0-88946-190-2 250 pages Presents the thesis that organizational uncertainties - specifically a now-confusing family and kinship structure - present hindrances to economic development equal to lack of money and technology
Quill, Michael 1997 0-7734-8429-9 320 pages This book examines the ideas of the late Sir Oswald Mosley: British politician and philosopher who became the youngest Member of Parliament and the only Minister ever to resign from office over the question of unemployment. Mosley spent a lifetime advocating systems based on enterprise, initiative and incentive as the best way to create wealth. But he always stressed the necessity for social controls to ensure the bounds of fairness were not breached, and he opposed large-scale international trade. This latter, he believed, led always to mass unemployment in the West as financiers switched investment to cheap-labor Third World countries in order to undercut the markets of advanced nations. For six decades Mosley argued for alternative policies. British Cabinet Minister Richard Crossman wrote: 'Mosley was spurned by Whitehall, Fleet Street . . . and Westminster simply and solely because he was right.' This book of Mosley's essays contains ideas that challenge the accepted wisdom of contemporary economic thought and form the basis of new systems for the future.
Stanca, Luca Matteo 2002 0-7734-7357-2 160 pages This study presents the results of an empirical investigation of the nature and causes of aggregate economic fluctuations, focusing on the link between changes in corporate financial positions and macroeconomic fluctuations.
“. . . a useful contribution to the study of macroeconomic dynamics. Much of the literature is concerned with linear models, but this study makes clear the limitations of that analysis. Importantly it also seeks to link up the asymmetries to the underlying microeconomic processes, in doing so linking in with recent theoretical advances in understanding the role of financial factors in company and aggregate economic behaviour. This book is well written and I can confidently predict that it will be widely read by those working in the area.” – Charles Bean
“Dr. Stanca carefully and rigorously works out the role of credit in business cycle research and shows why linear models of the cycle may miss important features of the data. He backs up his research with extensive investigations of the nature of business cycles and their asymmetric (non-linear) properties. . . . makes a complete and jointed piece of work, first pointing out the problem of symmetric behavior and then offering a solution. The work is written to a high standard and contains discussion of the relevant literature, placing it in context. It is a useful contribution to the study of short-run macro dynamics and many macroeconomists will want to have a copy on their desks.” – Christopher Pissarides
El-Gack, Nawal 2012 0-7734-3075-X 488 pages This book examines the development efforts and analyses the experiences of rural development and microfinance initiatives at grassroots levels in Sudan. It exploers the very nature of development interventions regarding participatory development projects; and the outcomes concerning these interventions. Hence a major focus of the books is the elaboration of factors that influence people's participation in large scale loan-based projects.
The book contributes to knowledge and adds fuel to the debate surrounding the theories and practices of participatory development, by offering firsthand reflections and ideas from development practitioners and primary stakeholders. Furthermore the study examines the role of development providers, professionals, community organizations and analyses perceptions and practices surrounding gender issues and indigenous knowledge. Resultantly, the book suggests that designing successful participatory development projects require indepth knowledge of local settings and the support of accountable community organizations which represent diverse interest groups. The book is a vital resource for development planners, practitioners and postgraduates representing the forefront of research in development studies.
Schreiner, Mark 2004 0-7734-6473-5 218 pages This work analyzes formal and informal markets for microfinance in rural Argentina. It provides a broad overview of rural financial markets in all their forms. It carefully describes the ways in which small, rural producers use financial services, be they saving services, loans or payment services. It then describes the current state of the supply of the rural microfinance, covering a variety of institutional forms such as public banks, private banks, cooperatives, non-governmental organizations, and input suppliers. After comparing demand with supply to determine mismatches, it suggests improvements in the micro and macro structure of the market that would likely improve long-term access to rural microfinance for small products.
Belenkiy, Vladimir 2003 0-7734-6729-7 326 pages This two-volume dictionary contains over 1800 terms on land tenure and land relations, describing and analyzing the different experiences and approaches to the regulation and use of land. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.
McLaren, Robert I. 1997 0-7734-8445-0 240 pages This book combines two themes: the normative theory of how public administration should be conducted, with the descriptive practice of how the public service of Saskatchewan has conducted itself. Each chapter presents one or several of the main public administration concerns, explaining the differing perspectives on how and why public service could and should be provided. It then uses a recognizable period in Saskatchewan's history to illustrate the decisions that were made to implement these theories, why they were made, and the results.
Reynolds, Douglas B. 2002 0-7734-7234-7 256 pages This book examines new theories for why and how an oil price shock and energy crisis can hit. It looks at the economics of oil exploration and explains why OPEC works the way it does, and what happened to the former Soviet Union.. It examines new theories and evidence about oil scarcity, contradicting the works Scarcity and Growth (1964) and Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered (1979). It combines basic economic principles of scarcity and cost with physics, an innovative approach never done before. It shows point by point the theory that explains why price and costs do not indicate where scarcity is. Other innovations explain contradictions in many commonly used resource economic models.
“. . . it will stimulate a lot of discussion among energy experts on the future of energy and the sensitive issue of depletion. Of particular interest to energy practitioners is the article entitled: ‘World Oil Supply Forecast and the Reserve/Production Ration Assumption’.” – Dr. Mamdouh H. Salameh, Director, Oil Market Consultancy Service; Oil Economist, World Bank Consultant, UNIDO Technical Expert
Brown, Marion A. 1998 0-7734-8354-3 296 pages During its existence from 1816 to 1836, the Second Bank of the United States engendered controversy. Chartered to serve as the national government's fiscal agent, this private stock corporation soon came into conflict with those Americans who feared its potential power to undermine their freedom. This study examines the experience of Ohioans with the branch banks of the BUS in Ohio. Using state-level documents and incorporating papers from BUS leadership, this study adds to understanding the complex nature of early 19th century banking.
“The study breaks new ground in two ways. First, with a broad time frame, the book considers Ohio’s banking history from its territorial period to the Civil War; and second, it provides much greater detail on the BUS branches in Ohio. . . . Brown’s use of sources ably suppers her study of the BUS from both the national and local perspective. . . . Based on this rich variety of source material, Brown builds an effective analysis of the tempestuous relationship between the BUS and the state of Ohio.” – The Annals of Iowa
Raider, Melvyn 1998 0-7734-8306-3 172 pages The authors have woven together a very useful guide for social workers practicing in low-income urban settings. Case examples serve to concretize theories and the summary of treatment strategies effective with low-income urban African-American families is an excellent checklist of dos and don'ts.
Kennett, David 1992 0-7734-9184-8 164 pages This collection of six essays by leading African authorities provides a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the structural adjustment programs of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on Sub-Saharan Africa, and the alternative avenues for resolving the continent's current economic and political crisis. The volume, which also contains discussion of the essays by other academics and policy-makers, represents a thorough examination of the change in official policy on the poorest and most marginalized of the world's regions. Essays include: The Dimensions of the African Crisis (Adebayo Adedeji); The Legitimacy Crisis of the State (Claud Ake); The Peasant Question and the Contemporary Crisis (Mahmood Mamdani); What Next for African Women? (Marie-Angélique Savané); The View from the World Bank (Dunstan Wai); The Social Dimensions of Structural Adjustment (Sheila Smith).
Melius, Janella 2010 0-7734-1347-2 208 pages This book demonstrates the value of using of data to inform our understanding of student success. In this study, the researcher proposed that undergraduate students who engaged themselves in non-cognitive activities within an institutional climate are more likely to be academically successful. Implications for student affairs professionals and future direction of research are discussed.
Yu, Fu-Lai Tony 2006 0-7734-5606-6 288 pages This book uses new institutional and Austrian theories advanced in recent decades to analyze Hong Kong’s economic transformation. It focuses on knowledge and coordination problems, and examines the role of entrepreneurship, small Chinese family enterprises and government policies in the economic development of Hong Kong. So far, no similar work has been published. Part I is the theoretical framework which explores the role of entrepreneurship, small business and government in the economic development of a small open economy. Part II and III explain how entrepreneurship and Chinese family businesses transform the economy of Hong Kong. Part IV focuses on the coordinating function of the Hong Kong government. This book will be of special interest to scholars of entrepreneurship, Asian business systems and economic development. It will also be of use to policy makers in latecomer economies.
Boronico, Jess S. 2000 0-7734-7849-3 316 pages This volume provides an in-depth survey of current research inquiry as it concerns an organization’s ability to achieve competitive advantage in an increasingly complex and global economy. The essays draw upon the expertise of university scholars, all employed at AACSB accredited Business Schools, and provide the readership with insight concerning competitive advantage from three perspectives: hypotheses on the conditions under which firms can achieve competitive advantage; the importance of quantitative models in developing a theory of competitive advantage; and critiques of a positivist theory of competitive advantage.
O’Boyle, Edward J. 1999 0-7734-7894-9 738 pages This collection of essays is organized around eight major sections: premises employed in economics; the masters on the social economics way of thinking; diagnostic tools employed in economics; teaching economics and ethics; team-teaching economics and theology/religion; evolution of courses taught from a social economics viewpoint.
Didia, Dal O. 2015 1-4955-0362-3 576 pages This book focuses on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the factors that have been neglected in past studies but those which have an important impact on the variables of economic development, among them being culture, political instability, corruption, foreign aid, and brain drain.
Boone, Tommy 2012 0-7734-1575-0 220 pages This book contains the information that Board Certified Exercise Physiologists need to start and manage a profitable healthcare business. In addition to helping physiologists understand what it takes to start a business, the book also addresses the importance of a business plan. The more information that exercise physiologists have at the beginning, the more likely they are going to be successful. The idea is to identify what is needed as an entrepreneur to get started and how to be successful at growing your own business. This book is a declaration of intent and permission to “just do it.”
Camara, Mohamed Saliou 2010 0-7734-3700-2 476 pages This work presents a historical framework and a plan for reform of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It is is based upon in-country investigations, surveys of published works, and a thorough examination of primary sources.
Thomas, James H. 2007 0-7734-5270-1 516 pages This volume is the first attempt to examine the East India Company’s activities and importance at a provincial level in the eighteenth century through the lives and experiences of those who were employed by this powerful and multi-faceted business concern. Drawing on manuscript from 27 different archive repositories and an array of printed primary and secondary sources, it sets out to fill a major gap in the knowledge of the East India Company and its multifarious activities. This book contains 3 color photographs.
Itzkoff, Seymour 2009 0-7734-4668-0 268 pages This work examines the intersection between economics and social philosophy. It takes its impetus from the economic events of 2008-2009 which deeply affected the destiny of both the United States and the rest of the world. While the political establishment of most of the major powers see the ensuing economic recession as a particulate event soon to be overcome, many thinkers view what has transpired both economically and socially as a major break in the optimistic growth vision of a world civilization, given the regnant political, social, and, most important, ideological perspectives for the future of humankind.
Nemets, Alexandr 1996 0-7734-8798-0 116 pages The process of rapid growth of the economic potential of China is accompanied by establishment of Chinese economic control over neighboring countries and regions, including eastern regions of the former Soviet Union. This study contains detailed research and analyses of the economic process of China and the former USSR and the relationship between them.
Schneider, Samuel 1998 0-7734-8329-2 152 pages This study examines the story of the success of three outstanding economists - William Z. Ripley, Frank A. Fetter, and John R. Commons - in convincing legislatures, courts, and the public of the need for and value of progressive ideology and action in the fight against monopoly and pricing practices, in particular against United States Steel Corporation.
Wauzzinski, Robert A. 2003 0-7734-6627-4 304 pages Dwelling House is a savings-and-loan bank located in the inner city of Pittsburgh, called the Hill. This study chronicles its forty-year fight on behalf of Hill residents and others to increase home ownership and reverse urban decay and crime. Dwelling House shows how the marriage of ethical principles with a more holistic social philosophy can deeply transform urban America.
Chen, Min 1993 0-7734-9404-9 260 pages This book is primarily for the American business community, but can by used by anyone with a commercial interest in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and by students of international business. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from cultural environments to political events, from investment environments to the mechanics of trading in the region, and from history to current practical knowledge. Provides in-depth discussion of business cultures, negotiation styles, foreign trade policies, domestic distribution systems, investment policies, joint venture practices and technology transfer. Discussion questions for student use are included at the end of each chapter.
Belenkiy, Vladimir 2004 0-7734-6537-5 492 pages Includes articles on land tenure, land relations, and the regulations of the land market in Austria, Australia, Africa, Bulgaria, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Daghestan, Canada, Latin America, Norway, Russia, the United States, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, and Rumania. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.
Belenkiy, Vladimir 2004 0-7734-6535-9 592 pages This four-volume work includes articles on land tenure, land relations, and the regulations of the land market in Austria, Australia, Africa, Bulgaria, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Daghestan, Canada, Latin America, Norway, Russia, the United States, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, and Rumania. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.
Margolis, Lawrence 2019 1-4955-0730-0 116 pages Dr. Margolis' book analyzes the importance of several economic and cultural factors that impact the development of economic success in the developing world. It compiles data to consider the importance each factor, education, trade, democracy, women, or other, in the economic success or failure of developing nations.
Dean, James M. 1996 0-7734-8813-8 232 pages Chapters include: Politics, Economics and Institutions in the Northwest Territories (NWT); A History of Financial Relations; Equalization Transfers in Canada; Financing Alternatives; Differences in Economic Structure and Cost of Living; Expenditure Implications of Comparable Services; The Cost of Health Services; The Cost of Education;; Fiscal Transfers and the NWT.
Welch, Lisa C. 2009 0-7734-4698-2 408 pages The study examines in-depth the “work first” Welfare-to-Work Grants program as it was implemented in a state that provided relatively generous subsides to low-income workers. The analysis engages in scholarly debates regarding persistent poverty, social welfare policies, and the efficacy of traditional theories of political economy.
Tiruneh, Gizachew 2008 0-7734-5238-9 192 pages The author provides a new definition of democracy—one permitting the continuous achievement of a more equal distribution of political power—before discussing the main conditions (economic development, the political process, external influences) responsible for democratic transition and development. Arguing that post-modernization theory can explain globalization, he builds on the democratic peace thesis, contending that globalization is a function of democracy. Bu how does this impact the social justice continuum?
Bracey, Earnest N. 2015 1-4955-0434-4 232 pages This study is an urgent call to action to address the problems of environmental racism that manifests itself in the gradual eradication of quality of life in predominantly minority neighborhoods. This book heightens awareness of this environmentally racist connection by focusing on the policies and the intentional actions of corporate polluters and suggests potential solutions to combat the negative impact these dangerous corporations levy against minority communities.
Patzer, Gordon L. 2007 0-7734-5690-2 608 pages This book chronicles the reality about physical attractiveness that scientific research documents to be universal throughout the world. Although physical attractiveness may look skin deep as a surface aspect of appearance, looks can be deceiving. Through investigations that meet meticulous scientific methodological procedures to collect empirical data that probe beyond the surfaces, complemented by anecdotal data, researchers reveal a subterranean dimension of physical attractiveness. This book presents the pertinent theories, research data, and knowledge and documents physical attractiveness as a universal phenomenon.
Despite its universality, its pervasive potent influence and promulgation are frequently unrecognized and denied. Regardless of population size or demographics, the impact of physical attractiveness transcends times, geographical and political boundaries, and cultures, in ways positive for people whose appearance is higher in physical attractiveness and negative for people whose appearance is lower in physical attractiveness. Many dimensions define a person’s appearance, but physical attractiveness predominates in information importance in its capacity to evoke and orchestrate an interconnected many-facet reality. Although physical attractiveness is one of a few highly visible traits that people see about a persons when meeting initially, its effects and consequences are lifelong.
Effeh, Ubong 2008 0-7734-5149-8 380 pages This interdisciplinary critique is an attempt to move the debate over Africa’s economic plight beyond the traditional focus of ‘externalities,’ informed by the author’s belief that the region will only develop if critical attention is focused on its core impediment. The author proposes a way forward based on the oft-forgotten human rights instrument. In doing so, the discourse transcends the realms of economics into the domain of law - with its traditional emphasis on rights and obligations.
Parker, Jane 2003 0-7734-6710-6 324 pages Within industrial relations, the mainstream literature has not shown much interest in women as the subjects or shapers of research. This study shows the centrality of women’s organizing to unionism and women’s experience of unions, and provides insights into the circumstances necessary for women’s sustained activism. It examines union operations and how women’s groups influence, and are influenced by, them. It contributes an original analysis of the organizational ‘identity’ of individual unions and women’s groups. It also examines the complex relations between unions and their women’s groups within particular institutions, including the little-examined area of women’s engagement in less formal as well as mainstream union activity.
Ferman, Louis A. 1993 0-7734-9222-4 436 pages This is a selection of the best published articles on the informal economy. They describe and analyze the activities of people who exist within, but work outside of, the formal employment and redistributive structures of advanced western capitalist economies. These activities include: domestic and household production, do-it-yourself production, maintenance, and other kinds of self-provisioning; bartering and social exchange of goods and services between networks of friends and neighbors; off-the-books work; and deviant work in which persons participate in illegal exchanges of goods and services. The book brings together major classic statements, contemporary research, and statistical and theoretical analysis, drawing on materials from a diversity of social science disciplines. Includes published works of sociologists, economists, anthropologists, politicians, tax analysts, journalists, criminologists, and geographers
Henry, Stuart 1993 0-7734-9224-0 408 pages This is a selection of the best published articles on the informal economy. They describe and analyze the activities of people who exist within, but work outside of, the formal employment and redistributive structures of advanced western capitalist economies. These activities include: domestic and household production, do-it-yourself production, maintenance, and other kinds of self-provisioning; bartering and social exchange of goods and services between networks of friends and neighbors; off-the-books work; and deviant work in which persons participate in illegal exchanges of goods and services. The book brings together major classic statements, contemporary research, and statistical and theoretical analysis, drawing on materials from a diversity of social science disciplines. Includes published works of sociologists, economists, anthropologists, politicians, tax analysts, journalists, criminologists, and geographers
Mwenda, Kenneth Kaoma 2001 0-7734-7560-5 568 pages This work illuminates theoretical issues of corporate finance law in emerging markets, focusing on the legal aspects of public distribution of securities in Zambia. The work fills an important gap in the literature pertaining to Africa’s leading stock markets. This work is a classic guide on emerging markets, invaluable to investors, securities regulatory bodies, stockbrokers and dealers, corporate finance lawyers, and financial economists. It identifies both legal and extra-legal constraints on the regulatory framework. It examines activities both on the Lusaka Stock Exchange and under the privatisation programme. It also makes proposals to introduce a regional stock exchange in Southern and Eastern Africa. It presents a critical analysis of the law, striking a balance between black letter law analysis and law in context analysis.