Corporate Social Responsibility and the State: International by Jane Lister

By Jane Lister

Public obstacle approximately worsening international environmental and social stipulations has resulted in skepticism in regards to the efficacy of voluntary company social accountability (CSR) courses, and to strain for governmental CSR engagement. one of many first stories to enquire the function of the country in CSR, this e-book presents perception into the recent governance version of private-public co-regulation rising worldwide. analyzing wooded area certification in Canada, the USA, and Sweden, Lister attracts on wide interviews with specialists to supply targeted facts on CSR governance, finally arguing the significance of CSR as a complement to instead of an alternative to nation regulation.

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Improving the Performance of Government Employees: A by Stewart Liff

By Stewart Liff

With public scrutiny intensifying on a daily basis, optimizing the functionality of presidency staff and departments is extra severe than ever earlier than. And simply as within the inner most region, the foremost for managers is to appreciate how varied administration platforms practice separately and have interaction with each other. This e-book examines the jobs and demanding situations of structural and technical structures, info and decision-making procedures, rewards structures, and human capital administration, and exhibits managers the way to: convey transparent and constant messages to all staff; place staff and devices to supply the absolute best carrier to the general public; carry them dependable via transparent expectancies and measurable objectives; and paintings with a robust management workforce to take care of, alter, and increase all tactics. Liff devotes a bankruptcy to every process and discusses its effect on performance in addition to the best way to paintings proactively and innovatively to enforce adjustments that might make an important distinction. together with real-world govt case reviews demonstrating dramatic switch, the e-book is either an concept and a blueprint for great development inside each part of presidency paintings.

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Unwarranted Intrusions: The Case Against Government by Martin S. Fridson

By Martin S. Fridson

What occurs whilst politicians replacement their knowledge for the market’s? the result's frequently a central authority subsidy that offers virtue to a unique curiosity staff only–but bills each person and drains the economic climate. In Unwarranted Intrusions, famous monetary commentator Martin Fridson turns his sharp eye for uncovering opaque monetary reporting practices to the U.S. executive and examines the industrial truth of a few of the preferred but financially draining subsidies. Fridson debunks courses that declare to supply jobs, inspire mark downs, supply cheap housing, and protect family members farms–among many others. Unwarranted Intrusions is a provocative and exhaustively researched problem to triumphing political claims of courses that purport to guard the general public stable.

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Lessons From the Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of by Richard Morgan

By Richard Morgan

Adam Smith used to be an suggest of the loose marketplace; notwithstanding his first and widely-acclaimed paintings, the idea of ethical Sentiments, used to be on ethics. whereas commentators are likely to evaluate this paintings in isolation from his writing on political economic system, Richard Morgan argues that even supposing The Wealth of countries is worried with political financial system, Smith's pointed assaults on exploitation and greed mirror the ethics defined in his first paintings and light up the optimistic position he proposed for presidency, such as making sure the availability of schooling and safeguard of society by way of regulating the banking approach, even whereas stressing that govt laws be stored to a minimal. Morgan's research is very suitable to figuring out the worldwide monetary quandary and the relevance of morality within the loose marketplace; it may advisor us in environment acceptable guidelines for the long run.

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Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies by Dan Breznitz

By Dan Breznitz

The Nineties introduced remarkable business improvement in rising economies all over the world: enterprises in nations no longer formerly identified for his or her high-technology industries moved to the leading edge in new details applied sciences (IT) through the use of various company versions and carving out specific positions within the worldwide IT construction networks. during this e-book Dan Breznitz asks why economies of alternative nations strengthen in several methods, and his resolution is predicated on his exhaustive research into the comparative stories of Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland—states that made assorted offerings to nurture the expansion in their IT industries.The position of the nation in monetary improvement has replaced, Breznitz concludes, however it has in no way disappeared. He deals a brand new state of mind approximately state-led rapid-innovation-based commercial improvement that takes under consideration the methods construction and innovation at the moment are carried out globally. And he bargains particular instructions to aid states make beneficial judgements approximately study and improvement, relationships with international organisations and traders, and different severe matters. (20090212)

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Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global by Michael Kwass

By Michael Kwass

Louis Mandrin led a gang of bandits who openly smuggled contraband into eighteenth-century France. Michael Kwass brings new existence to the legend of this Gallic Robin Hood and the thriving underworld he helped to create. many years sooner than the storming of the Bastille, surging international exchange excited a revolution in intake that remodeled the French state. Contraband exposes the darkish facet of this early part of globalization, revealing hidden connections among illicit trade, illegal activity, and renowned revolt.

France's economy used to be tailored for an enterprising outlaw like Mandrin. As French topics started to crave colonial items, Louis XIV coated the royal coffers by means of enforcing a nation monopoly on tobacco from the USA and an embargo on brilliantly coloured calico fabric from India. energetic black markets arose during which traffickers fed those unique items to keen French shoppers. Flouting the legislation with remarkable panache, Mandrin captured common public consciousness to develop into an emblem of a defiant underground.

This furtive financial system generated violent clashes among gangs of smugglers and customs brokers within the borderlands. ultimately, Mandrin used to be captured via French troops and positioned to loss of life in a brutal public execution meant to illustrate the king's absolute authority. however the spectacle in basic terms cemented Mandrin's prestige as a insurgent folks hero in an age of mounting discontent. Amid cycles of underground uprising and agonizing penal repression, the reminiscence of Mandrin encouraged traditional matters and Enlightenment philosophers alike to problem royal energy and forge a move for radical political change.

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The European automobile industry: multi-level governance, by William A. Maloney, Andrew McLaughlin

By William A. Maloney, Andrew McLaughlin

This e-book offers an research of a few of the alterations that experience remodeled the car within the final thirty years illustrating one of the most major effects of globalization. targeting the reaction of Europe's coverage makers, it analyzes government-industry family members at either nationwide and transnational degrees, demonstrating how nationwide coverage tools were eroded via nearby, political and monetary integration. there was an important and irreversible shift within the locus of decision-making energy from country states to the local point within the motor vehicle quarter.

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The Economics of Growth by Philippe Aghion

By Philippe Aghion

This entire advent to fiscal progress offers the most proof and puzzles approximately development, proposes easy tools and versions had to clarify those proof, acquaints the reader with the newest theoretical and empirical advancements, and offers instruments with which to investigate coverage layout. The therapy of progress thought is absolutely obtainable to scholars with a historical past not more complex than basic calculus and chance conception; the reader don't need to grasp the entire subtleties of dynamic programming and stochastic strategies to benefit what's crucial approximately such concerns as cross-country convergence, the results of monetary improvement on development, and the results of globalization. The ebook, which grew out of classes taught by means of the authors at Harvard and Brown universities, can be utilized either via complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars, and as a reference for specialist economists in govt or overseas monetary enterprises. The Economics of progress first provides the most development paradigms: the neoclassical version, the AK version, Romer's product type version, and the Schumpeterian version. The textual content then builds at the major paradigms to make clear the dynamic technique of development and improvement, discussing such themes as membership convergence, directed technical switch, the transition from Malthusian stagnation to sustained development, common function applied sciences, and the hot debate over associations as opposed to human capital because the fundamental think about cross-country source of revenue alterations. eventually, the ebook makes a speciality of development policies--analyzing the results of liberalizing industry pageant and access, schooling coverage, exchange liberalization, environmental and source constraints, and stabilization policy--and the method of development coverage layout. All chapters comprise literature experiences and challenge units. An appendix covers uncomplicated innovations of econometrics.

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Technological Advances in Interactive Collaborative Learning by Nia Alexandrov, Raul Ramirez Velarde, Vassil Alexandrov

By Nia Alexandrov, Raul Ramirez Velarde, Vassil Alexandrov

Exploring the most recent advancements within the expertise and pedagogy of upper schooling, Technological Advances in Interactive Collaborative Learning offers details technology-oriented academic courses for the following new release of scientists and researchers. It highlights the significance of know-how, pedagogy, and administration within the greater schooling ecosystem.

With a spotlight on technological thoughts, the ebook explains how internet 2.0 applied sciences can improve collaborative studying and the way immersive studying environments and cellular applied sciences can increase the educational method. The textual content then describes novel pedagogical and methodological techniques that underpin the technological advances, facilitate collaborative studying, and permit the effective use of video games. The publication additionally covers managerial elements and most sensible practices via case experiences and examples.

Drawing at the paintings of longtime researchers in computational technology and e-learning, this ebook indicates how interactive collaborative studying might help scientists and researchers collect the multidisciplinary abilities to appreciate and use advanced mathematical versions, excessive functionality computing, and different complicated know-how invaluable in today’s interconnected, data-rich international. it's going to additionally support laptop scientists and engineers create easy-to-use and research-friendly structures.

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The New Face of Government: How Public Managers Are Forging by David E. McNabb

By David E. McNabb

Swap is sweeping the globe, and on the executive point, operational adjustments are prompting many public directors to increase new administration kinds and methods of offering prone to their electorate. within the technique, they're altering the face of presidency. the hot Face of presidency: How Public Managers are Forging a brand new method of Governance explores how nationwide leaders are altering the paintings and perform of presidency and the way public managers are shaping and guiding government’s reaction to the transformation. contains a Field-Tested Survey for Diagnosing Institutional Disequilibrium targeting swap on the federal, kingdom, and native degrees, this publication addresses coverage dimensions reminiscent of: Strategic and data administration firm structure info and communications know-how Organizational functionality evaluate Technological and organizational development It evaluates how those parts permit firms from the private and non-private sectors to develop into less expensive, performance-oriented studying firms. Authored by means of a professional coverage ExpertNot the entire ambiguities in coverage making and management were resolved. in spite of the fact that, there's a lot wish for the way forward for govt and governance. The successes and screw ups integrated within the New Face of presidency: How Public Managers are Forging a brand new method of Governance illustrate this promise and supply guideposts for public managers who locate themselves confronted with related difficulties and new demanding situations. concerning the writer: David E. McNabb teaches numerous private and non-private management and administration classes either within the U.S. and in a foreign country, together with university and college courses in Latvia, Bulgaria, Germany, the uk, Italy, France, and Belgium. he's the writer of approximately eighty peer-reviewed convention papers and articles. this can be his 7th booklet.

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