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xv, 151 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Entrepreneurship--manifested in the entry of new firms or products into new markets, or substantial improvements in technological capacity or process innovation by incumbent firms--is widely considered to be an important ingredient for long term economic development. Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean argues that entrepreneurship is also a source of employment generation, export growth, and resilience during economic downturns. Although the conventional wisdom suggests that Latin American and Caribbean countries underperform relative to China and other emerging markets in terms of its entrepreneurial dynamism, this report provides evidence suggesting that the region is characterised by substantial entrepreneurship. The main challenge in the region is not a lack of entrepreneurs, but rather their relatively low level of innovation and the slow growth of incumbent firms. The report discusses the nature of new entrants into markets and the factors that might help stimulate private-sector innovation after firms have survived the initial test of market competition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464800122 20160614
Business Library
xvi, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Entering graduate school
  • An academic career or not?
  • Being an assistant professor
  • Academic midlife
  • The endgame.
More people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable puzzle. In Behind the Academic Curtain, Frank F. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life. While the greatest anxieties for PhD candidates and postgrads are often centered on getting that tenure-track dream job, each stage of an academic career poses a series of distinctive problems. Furstenberg divides these stages into five chapters that cover the entire trajectory of an academic life, including how to make use of a PhD outside of academia. From finding the right job to earning tenure, from managing teaching loads to conducting research, from working on committees to easing into retirement, he illuminates all the challenges and opportunities an academic can expect to encounter. Each chapter is designed for easy consultation, with copious signposts, helpful suggestions, and a bevy of questions that all academics should ask themselves throughout their career, whether at a major university, junior college, or a non-academic organization. An honest and up-to-date portrayal of how this life really works, Behind the Academic Curtain is an essential companion for any scholar, at any stage of his or her career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226066073 20160612
Business Library
xix, 545 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Section I: Defining strategic leadership. What is strategic leadership?
  • A strategic leadership model
  • Section II: The strategic leader---key interface between the organization's external and internal environments. Strategic leader readiness---personal dimensions, part I
  • Strategic leader readiness---personal dimensions, part II
  • Environmental dynamics
  • A strategic leader competency---leveraging power and politics
  • Section III: Strategy to action---strategic leader work. Building and leading a strategic leadership team
  • Decisionmaking at the strategic level
  • Strategic negotiations---a strategic leader decisionmaking competency
  • Strategic communication---a strategy execution imperative
  • Section IV: Preparing the organization for success. Organizational climate and culture : strategic determiners, part I---shaping organizational climate and culture
  • Organizational climate and culture : strategic determiners, part II---building ethical and innovation climates and cultures
  • Leading and managing transformational change
  • Leading strategically in a crisis situation
  • Management requirements of a strategic leader
  • Four key reasons why strategic leaders fail.
The fundamental nature of a leader's work changes at the strategic level. Leaders currently working as strategic leaders or those aspiring to become strategic leaders must gain a fine appreciation for the effort and skills required at the strategic level. Moreover, they need to develop and hone their personal dimensions (including conceptual, social, and behavioral capacities; individual traits, attitudes and characteristics; and technical skills and business acumen), and acquire the new knowledge essential for success at the strategic level. This book is intended to help develop strategic leaders in each of these personal dimensions.
Business Library
xii, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • From crisis to a new financial architecture : taking stock and looking forward / İnci Ötker-Robe
  • Shaping the new financial system / José Viñals ... [et al.]
  • Impact of regulatory reforms on large and complex financial institutions / İnci Ötker-Robe and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu
  • The perimeter of financial regulation / Ana Carvajal ... [et al.]
  • The making of good supervision : learning to say "no" / José Viñals ... [et al.]
  • Resolution of cross-border banks : a proposed framework for enhanced coordination / Ross Leckow and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu
  • The too-important-to-fail conundrum : impossible to ignore and difficult to resolve / İnci Ötker-Robe ... [et al.]
  • Contingent capital : economic rationale and design features / Ceyla Pazarbasioglu
  • Recovery and resolution plans (living wills) : a solution to the TITF problem? / Katherine Seal
  • Making banks safer : can Volcker and Vikcers do it? / Julian T.S. Chow and Jay Surti
  • Subsidiaries or branches : does one size fit all? / Jonathan Fiechter ... [et al.]
  • Redesigning the contours of the future financial system / Laura Kodres and Aditya Narain.
Business Library
xvi, 247 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface Part I. Introduction and Background Introduction-- 1. African Business and Capitalism in Historical Perspective Part II. Globalization and Political and Economic Transformation 2. Institutional Change in the 1990s: Economic and Political Reform-- 3. Business, the African State and Globalization in the New Millennium: Transnational Influences and Domestic Responses Part III. The Diversity of African Business: Problems and Prospects 4. Foreign Investment Beyond Compradorism & Primary Commodities: The Role of the Global South-- 5. From Patrimonialism to Profit? The Transformation of Crony Capitalists and Bureaucratic Bourgeoisies-- 6. Going Continental, Going Global: Africa's Corporate Giants-- Conclusion: The Prospects for African Business Appendix-- Bibliography-- Suggestions for Further Reading-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253005731 20160609
Can Africa develop businesses beyond the extractive or agricultural sectors? What would it take for Africa to play a major role in global business? By focusing on recent changes, Scott D. Taylor demonstrates how Africa's business culture is marked by an unprecedented receptivity to private enterprise. Challenging persistent stereotypes about crony capitalism and the lack of development, Taylor reveals a long and dynamic history of business in Africa. He shows how a hospitable climate for business has been spurred by institutional change, globalization, and political and economic reform. Taylor encourages a broader understanding of the mosaic of African business and the diversity of influences and cultures that shape it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253005731 20160609
Business Library
xxiii, [1], 232 p. : ill., ports. ; 27 cm.
  • Chronology
  • Introduction: The question and the answer
  • Some historical background
  • Women's appointments and the president's task force on women's rights and responsibilities
  • Setting the stage for a program
  • Calling Barbara Franklin : the initiative is under way
  • The Women's Program meets its goals
  • Recounting early influences and the special role of women in the legal profession
  • Recalling barriers, appointments, and family impact
  • Considering networking, the President, and the impact of the Women's Program
  • Conclusion: Breaking barriers and opening the floodgates
  • Afterword / by Barbara Hackman Franklin
  • Appendix: The "A few good women" oral history project.
"Focuses on the major role of Barbara Hackman Franklin, a staff assistant to President Nixon, in expanding opportunities for women in government and in American society in general. Shows how the Nixon administration's achievements reflected the national debate over the role of women"--Provided by publisher.
Business Library
xiii, 225 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Changes in Income and Earnings 1. A Broader Look at Changing Inequality 2. Changing Inequality in Annual Earnings and Its Components 3. Changing Inequality in Total Income and Its Components 4. Understanding These Changes Part II. Can Inequality be Reduced? 5. How Economic Shocks Change Income Distribution 6. Ways to Reduce Inequality (and Their Limits) 7. Changing Inequality in the United States Today Appendix 1. Details of the Chapter 2 Simulation and Appendix Figures Appendix 2. Income Components by Decile Appendix 3. Details of the Chapter 4 Simulations Appendix 4. Details of the Chapter 6 Simulations Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520266933 20160605
Rebecca M. Blank offers the first comprehensive analysis of an economic trend that has been reshaping the United States over the past three decades: rapidly rising income inequality. In clear language, she provides an overview of how and why the level and distribution of income and wealth has changed since 1979, sets this situation within its historical context, and investigates the forces that are driving it. Among other factors, Blank looks closely at changes within families, including women's increasing participation in the work force. The book includes some surprising findings - for example, that per-person income has risen sharply among almost all social groups, even as income has become more unequally distributed. Looking toward the future, Blank suggests that while rising inequality will likely be with us for many decades to come, it is not an inevitable outcome. Her book considers what can be done to address this trend, and also explores the question: why should we be concerned about this phenomenon?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520266933 20160605
Business Library
xvi, 221 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
This book is the latest report by the World Bank to estimate comprehensive wealth - including produced, natural and human / institutional assets - for over 100 countries. This ground-breaking report presents wealth accounts for 1995, 2000, and 2005, permitting the first longer-term assessment of global, regional, and country performance in building wealth. This overall assessment is complemented by chapters detailing individual components of wealth, as well as how countries and the World Bank are using comprehensive measures of wealth for policy analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821384886 20160605
Business Library
vii, 288 p. ; 25 cm.
Business Library
x, 191 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Colonel: Samuel Slover builds a business
  • Life of privilege: early upbringing
  • Plebe to commander: Batten at Culver
  • "Growth through change": Merchant Marine And The University of Virginia
  • Heir apparent
  • Taking charge: the new publisher
  • Putting down roots: family and community
  • Taking a stand: Batten and massive resistance
  • Branching out: the beginning of landmark
  • Legal challenges
  • Good race: yachting career
  • Emporary silence
  • Broadening impact: Batten as AP chairman
  • " Preposterous concept": the first year of the Weather Channel
  • Weather Channel takes off
  • Landmark continues to grow
  • Transformative impact: Batten as philanthropist
  • Legacy passed on
  • Last years.
Frank Batten Sr. (1927-2009) created the Weather Channel in 1982, despite mocking by colleagues in the media that around-the-clock weather broadcasts would be as exciting as watching paint dry. The network, and later its companion website, Weather.com, became the largest private weather company in the world and an American cultural icon.Yet few have heard of Batten, a media pioneer whose Virginia newspaper was the only major daily to back school integration. At a time when American corporate greed was making headlines, without fanfare and limelight Batten built a media empire centered on honesty, integrity, and ethics.Starting out in his uncle's newspaper business in Norfolk, Virginia, as a reporter and advertising salesman, he assumed leadership of the "Virginian-Pilot" and "Ledger-Star" at the age of twenty-seven and grew Landmark Communications into a media powerhouse. He championed racial equality, a position not often taken in Virginia during the 1950s. His flagship newspaper, the "Pilot, " was the only daily paper in Virginia to back court-ordered school desegregation. He created two billion-dollar businesses and gave away more than $400 million to charity, nearly all of it to education. As chairman of the Associated Press from 1982 to 1987, he helped guide the news agency back on a sound financial footing. Batten also faced a tremendous personal challenge that would have sidelined many: he lost his vocal cords to cancer two years before starting the Weather Channel.This is the untold story of a man whose name few recognize, yet who helped change the face of the media in the twentieth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813931555 20160615
Business Library
ix, 440 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Business Library
viii, 285 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction. - Ruth Page and Bronwen Thomas Part I: New Foundations 2. From Synesthesia to Multimedia: How to Talk about New Media Narrative - Daniel Punday-- 3. The Interactive Onion: Layers of User Participation in Digital Narrative Texts - Marie-Laure Ryan-- 4. Ontological Boundaries and Methodological Leaps: The Importance of Possible Worlds Theory for Hypertext Fiction (and Beyond) - Alice Bell-- 5. Seeing through the Blue Nowhere: On Narrative Transparency and New Media - Michael Joyce Part II: New Architectures 6. An Interactive Fiction System for Narrative Variation. - Nick Montfort-- 7. Digitized Corpora as Theory-Building Resource: New Methods for Narrative Inquiry. - Andrew Salway and David Herman-- 8. From (W)reader to Breather: Cybertextual De-intentionalisation and Kate Pullinger's Breathing Wall - Astrid Ensslin-- 9. Songlines in the Streets: Story Mapping with Itinerant Hypernarrative - Brian Greenspan-- 10. Narrative supplements: DVD and the idea of the "text" - Paul Cobley and Nick Haeffner Part III: New Practices 11. All Together Now: Hypertext, Collective Narratives, and Online Collective Knowledge Communities - Scott Rettberg-- 12. "Update Soon!" Harry Potter Fanfiction and Narrative as a Participatory Process - Bronwen Thomas-- 13. Blogging on the Body: Gender and Narrative. - Ruth Page-- 14. Using the Force: Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, Intertextuality, Narrative and Play. - James Newman and Iain Simons-- 15. Digital Narratives, Cultural Inclusion and Educational Possibility: Going New Places with Old stories in Elementary School - Heather Lotherington Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803217867 20160607
Just as the explosive growth of digital media has led to ever-expanding narrative possibilities and practices, so these new electronic modes of storytelling have, in their own turn, demanded a rapid and radical rethinking of narrative theory. This timely volume takes up the challenge, deeply and broadly considering the relationship between digital technology and narrative theory in the face of the changing landscape of computer-mediated communication. New Narratives reflects the diversity of it subject by bringing together some of the foremost practitioners and theorists of digital narratives. It extends the range of digital subgenres examined by narrative theorists to include forms that have become increasingly prominent, new examples of experimental hypertext, and contemporary video games. The collection also explicitly draws connections between the development of narrative theory, technological innovation, and the use of narratives in particular social and cultural contexts. Finally, New Narratives focuses on how the tools provided by new technologies may be harnessed to provide new ways of both producing and theorizing narrative. Truly interdisciplinary, the book offers broad coverage of contemporary narrative theory, including frameworks that draw from classical and postclassical narratology, linguistics, and media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803217867 20160607
Business Library
xxv, 384 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
  • Overview
  • pt. I: The challenge. Repeated violence threatens development
  • Vulnerability to violence
  • pt. 2: Lessons from national and international responses. From violence to resilience : restoring confidence and transforming institutions
  • Restoring confidence : moving away from the brink
  • Transforming institutions to deliver citizen security, justice, and jobs
  • International support to building confidence and transforming institutions
  • International action to mitigate external stresses
  • pt.3: Practical options and recommendations. Practical country directions and options
  • New directions for international support.
Building peaceful nation-states which respond to the aspirations of their citizens takes strong leadership, both international and domestic. The international community has an important role to play in assisting countries to avoid, contain, and recover from conflict, and the recent past demonstrates how much can be achieved when global and national incentives align, and program implementation is appropriately designed and well-managed. Too often, though, efforts have failed to decisively address the motives and opportunities which help to mobilize violent conflict; to integrate political, security, and development approaches; or to align local, national, regional, and global actions. As a result, some areas have seen new waves of conflict and violence in recent years and some "post-conflict countries" have not yet managed to make a decisive shift to successful and stable development. The goal of the World Development Report 2011 is to contribute concrete, practical suggestions to the debate on how to address conflict and fragility. It will discuss trends, causes, consequences, reviewing key thinking on the evolution of violent conflict and fragility and on its causes and assess the human and economic devastation caused by various types of conflict. It will also analyze the evolution of policies designed to address conflict and fragility, and will assess the extent to which they have been effective in helping prevent or resolve conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821385005 20160610
The World Development Report 2011 on conflict, security and development will look at conflict as a challenge to economic development. It will analyze the nature, causes and development consequences of modern violence and highlight lessons learned from efforts to prevent or recover from violence. Between two thirds and three quarters of the children without access to school, infants dying and mothers dying in childbirth in the developing world live in countries at risk or, affected by or recently recovering from violence. There are strong links between local conflicts, national conflict, organized crime and trafficking and gang activity, and several societies that have successfully addressed one form of violence have later seen other forms threaten their development progress. The key challenge is to build national institutional capacities, taking account of the balance between political realities and progress on social justice, and the need for carefully sequenced and paced reforms. Successful efforts to prevent violence have in general combined political, security and developmental efforts in support of objectives of citizen security, economic hope and inclusive and responsive governance. The ultimate goal of the WDR is to promote new ways of preventing or addressing violent conflict. The WDR will not attempt to come up with a universal set of prescriptions. By drawing on insight and experiences from a host of past and present situations, it will identify promising national and regional initiatives as well as directions for change in international responses, and discuss how lessons can be applied in situations of vulnerability to violent conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821384398 20160610
Business Library
xxiii, 426 p. : col. ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • Overview
  • Introduction: a guide to the report
  • Pt. 1. Taking stock of gender equality. 1. A wave of progress. 2. The persistence of gender inequality
  • Pt. II. What has driven progress? What impedes it? 3. Education and health: where do gender differences really matter?
  • 4. Promoting women's agency
  • 5. Gender differences in employment and why they matter
  • 6. Globalization's impact on gender equality: what's happened and what's needed
  • Pt. III. The role of and potential for public action. 7. Public action for gender equality
  • 8. The political economy of gender reform
  • 9. A global agenda for greater gender equality.
The lives of women around the world have improved dramatically, at a pace and scope difficult to imagine even 25 years ago. Women have made unprecedented gains in rights, education, health, and access to jobs and livelihoods. More countries than ever guarantee equal rights in property, marriage, and other domains. Gender gaps in primary schooling have closed in many countries, while in a third of all countries girls now outnumber boys in secondary school. And more young women than men attend universities in 60 countries. Women are using their education to participate more in the labour force: they now make up for 40 percent of the global labour force and 43 percent of its farmers. Moreover, women now live longer than men in every region of the world. Despite the progress, gaps remain in many areas. Women are more likely to die--relative to males--in many low- and middle-income countries than their counterparts in rich countries, especially in childhood and during their reproductive years. Primary and secondary school enrollments for girls remain much lower than for boys in many Sub-Saharan African countries and some parts of South Asia, as well as among disadvantaged populations. Women are more likely than men to work as unpaid family labourers or in the informal sector, to farm smaller plots and grow less profitable crops, operate in smaller firms and less profitable sectors, and generally earn less. Women--especially poor women--have less say over decisions and less control over household resources. And in most countries, fewer women participate in formal politics than men and are underrepresented in the upper echelons. The World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development argues that closing these persistent gender gaps matters. It matters because gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. But it is also smart economics. Greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative. Building on a growing body of knowledge on the economics of gender equality and development, the Report identifies the areas where gender gaps are most significant--both intrinsically and in terms of their potential development payoff--and where growth alone cannot solve the issues. It then sets forth four priorities for public action: *Reducing excess female mortality and closing education gaps where they remain *Improving access to economic opportunities for women *Increasing women's voice and agency in the household and in society *Limiting the reproduction of gender inequality across generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821388105 20160615
Business Library
xv, 230 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Herbert A. Simon : political scientist / by Jonathan Bendor
  • Satisficing : a pretty good heuristic / by Jonathan Bendor, Sunil Kumar, and David A.Siegel
  • A model of muddling through / by Jonathan Bendor
  • The perfect is the enemy of the best : Adaptive versus optimal organizational reliability / by Jonathan Bendor and Sunil Kumar
  • Garbage can theory / by Jonathan Bendor, Terry Mol, and Ken Shotts
  • Institutions and individuals / by Jonathan Bendor.
In "Bounded Rationality and Politics", Jonathan Bendor considers two schools of behavioral economics - the first guided by Tversky and Kahneman's work on heuristics and biases, which focuses on the mistakes people make in judgment and choice; the second as described by Gerd Gigerenzer's program on fast and frugal heuristics, which emphasizes the effectiveness of simple rules of thumb. Finding each of these radically incomplete, Bendor's illuminating analysis proposes Herbert Simon's pathbreaking work on bounded rationality as a way to reconcile the inconsistencies between the two camps. Bendor shows that Simon's theory turns on the interplay between the cognitive constraints of decision makers and the complexity of their tasks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520259478 20160604
Business Library
Business Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxviii, 271 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • Leadership and politics : a perspective from the commission on growth and development / David Brady and Michael Spence
  • Leadership for growth, development, and poverty reduction : an African viewpoint and experience / Benjamin Wiliam Mkapa
  • Leadership, policy making, quality of economic policies, and their inclusiveness : the case of Rwanda / Thomas Rusuhuzwa Kigabo
  • Perspectives on growth : a political-economy framework--lessons from the Singapore experience / Tan Yin Ying, Alvin Eng, and Edward Robinson
  • The role of institutions in growth and development / Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
  • Leadership, policy making, and economic growth in African countries : the case of Nigeria / Milton A. Iyohn
  • Political leadership and economic reform : the Brazilian experience in the context of Latin America / Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Eduardo Graeff
  • Economic reforms, growth, and governance : the political economy aspects of Bangladesh's development surprise / Wahiduddin Mahmud, Sadiq Ahmed, and Sandeep Mahajan.
  • Leadership and politics : a perspective from the commission on growth and development / David Brady and Michael Spence
  • Leadership for growth, development, and poverty reduction : an African viewpoint and experience / Benjamin Wiliam Mkapa
  • Leadership, policy making, quality of economic policies, and their inclusiveness : the case of Rwanda / Rusuhuzwa T. Kigabo
  • Perspectives on growth : a political-economic framework (lessons from the Singapore experience) / Tan Yin Ying, Alvin Eng, Edward Robinson
  • The role of institutions in growth and development / Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
  • Leadership, policy making, and economic growth in African countries : the case of Nigeria / Milton A. Iyohn
  • Political leadership and economic reform : the Brazilian experience in the context of Latin America / Henrique Cardoso and Eduardo Graeff
  • Economic reforms, growth, and governance : the political economy aspectsof Bangladesh's development surprise / Wahiduddin Mahmud, Sadiq Ahmed, and Sandeep Mahajan.
* Does leadership affect economic growth and development? * Is leadership an exogenous determinant or an endogenous outcome of growth and development processes? Can we differentiate between the two? * Do leaders' decisions and actions vary in importance over various stages in the process, at least in successful cases? * How important is choosing the right economic model? * To what extent does leadership affect the explicit or implicit time horizons of policy choices? * Is leadership an important determinant of inclusiveness in growth? * In what ways do leaders build consensus or institutions to allow time for the economic plan to work? * What challenges does economic success generate? * How do successful leaders adapt to new problems such as income inequality and a rising middle class? * Does the creation of new institutions play any role in solving these problems? * Why do leaders often choose second best political economic compromises in economic development? This book has been prepared for the Commission on Growth and Development to evaluate the state of knowledge on the relationship between leadership and economic growth. It does not pretend to provide all the answers, but does review the evidence, identify insights and offers examples of leaders making decisions and acting in ways that enhance economic growth. It examines a variety of topics including leaders' roles in: promoting national unity, building good solid institutions, choosing innovative and localized policies, and creating political consensus for long run policy implementation. Written by prominent academics and actual policy makers, Leadership and Growth seeks to create a better understanding of the role of leadership in growth and to encourage further studies of the role of leadership in economic growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821381007 20160605
Business Library
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Business Library
xxiv, 135 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
Business Library
xx, 188 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • The Millennium capital assessment
  • The wealth stock estimates
  • Recent genuine saving estimates
  • The importance of investing resource rents: a Hartwick Rule counterfactual
  • The importance of population dynamics: changes in wealth per capita
  • Testing genuine saving
  • Explaining the intangible capital residual: the role of human capital and institutions
  • Wealth and production
  • Developing and using environmental accounts.
The book presents estimates of total wealth for nearly 120 countries, using economic theory to decompose the wealth of a nation into its component pieces: produced capital, natural resources and human resources. The wealth estimates provide a unique opportunity to look at economic management from a broader and comprehensive perspective. The book?s basic tenet is that economic development can be conceived as a process of portfolio management, so that sustainability becomes an integral part of economic policy making. The rigorous analysis, presented in accessible format, tackles issues such as growth, development and equity. Where is the Wealth of Nations? is organized in four sections. The first part introduces the wealth estimates and highlights the main facts on the level and composition of wealth across countries. The second part analyzes changes in wealth and how they matter for economic policy. The third part deals with the level of wealth, its composition and links to growth and inequality. The last part reviews existing applications of resource and environmental accounting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821363546 20160528
Business Library