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1. Annual report [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (707 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. charts
"As cities continue to play an increasingly significant role in driving economic growth in many countries, competition among cities have shifted from the national level to the global arena. In this context, international benchmarks for cities are vital for businesses and individuals to make informed decisions. In particular, cost of living, wages and purchasing power are of great interest to employees, employers, multinational corporations and policy-makers as basic indicators tracking urban living standards. This publication by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) provides annual indices and rankings for cost of living for expatriates as well as indices and rankings for cost of living, wages and purchasing power for ordinary residents in 103 global cities since 2005. The ACI's study reflects salient differences in costs of living for expatriate and ordinary urban dwellers which arise from variations in their lifestyles and consumption preferences. This is of critical significance as cost of living for the former is usually conflated as that for the latter by the general public. In this book, we also delve into the analysis of the nexus between liveability, cost of living and purchasing power. We outline the trends and patterns of these benchmarks and explore if there are trade-offs between liveability and affordability. The ACI's study has received considerable interest from reputable media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Edge Malaysia."-- Provided by publisher.
Book
xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface * The Political Ecology of Agri-Food Systems * Realising Agro-neoliberalism in Brazil * Push and Hold the Agribusiness Frontier * The Rent of Agribusiness * Displacement, Replacement and Misplacement * Poverty in Rich Amazonian Ecosystems * Conclusions: Fields of Empty Grains.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744660 20171121
Due to new production areas and persistent productivity gains, Brazil has consolidated its position as a global leader and even as a 'model' of commercial, integrated crop production. The country is now seen as an agricultural powerhouse that has a lot to offer in terms of reducing the prospect of a looming, increasingly global, food crisis. Agribusiness and the Neoliberal Food System in Brazil focuses on the intensification of Brazilian agribusiness as a privileged entry point into the politicised geography of globalised agri-food. Drawing on rich empirical analysis based around three fieldwork campaigns in the State of Mato Grosso, the book examines the connections between farming, markets and the apparatus of the state. The importance of agribusiness expansion within the wider politico-economic context of Brazilian neoliberalism is demonstrated, thus drawing broader conclusions about the main trends of agribusiness in the world today and providing recommendations for future research. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of agribusiness, neoliberalism and global food production, as well as those interested in Brazil and Latin America more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744660 20171121
Green Library
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xxv, 488 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Contents List of Figures and Tables Emperors of the Qing Dynasty Chinese Terms Weights and Measures Used during the Qing Dynasty Maps of China 0 Introduction â 0.1â Origins of this Book â 0.2â Historical Data Used â 0.3â Research Approach â 0.4â Previous Studies 1 Cultivated Land Area â 1.1â Why Official Qing Records are Not Accurate â 1.2â Actual Area of Land Cultivated during the Qing Dynasty 2 Grain Production: Per Unit Yield and Total Output â 2.1â Average Yield of Grain Crops â 2.2â Total Output of Grain 3 Grain Output Value â 3.1â Grain Price Data Used in this Study â 3.2â Value of Grain Output in Various Periods of the Qing Dynasty â 3.3â Production Cost and Value Added from Grain Production 4 Non-Grain Output Values and Total Agricultural Value â 4.1â Cash-Crop Output Value â 4.2â Output Value of Non-Crop-Based Agricultural Production and Gross Added Values of Overall Agriculture in the Qing Dynasty 5 Development and Underdevelopment of Agriculture in the Qing Dynasty â 5.1â The Zenith of Traditional Agriculture in China â 5.2â Limitations of Agricultural Development in the Qing Dynasty Appendix A: Population Appendix B: Cultivated Area Appendix C: Yield Per Unit Area Appendix D: Agrarian Structure, Rural Actors and Their Interaction in the System of Agricultural Production During the Qing Dynasty: Land Ownership, Peasants, Landlords and the State References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004354920 20180115
In Agricultural Development in Qing China: A Quantitative Study, 1661-1911 SHI Zhihong offers for the first time an overview of agricultural development in Qing China in the English language. Being by far the largest sector in one of the largest economies in the world, understanding its development is crucial not only for agricultural studies, but also to advance economic debates such as on the Great Divergence. Combining the recent quantitative paradigm with the more traditional scholarly approach, this book uses a great number of primary sources to arrive at new and revised estimates of crucial indicators such as land acreage, crop yield, pasture, and total output. Its main conclusion is that a serious economic and social problem occurred since the mid-Qing, where agriculture was increasingly less able to feed a growing population, which was a major factor contributing to the growing crisis in the rule of the dynasty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004354920 20180115
Green Library
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xvi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: American competition : trade associations, codes of fair competition, and state building
  • Contracts and competition in the era of economic uncertainty, 1880-1890
  • The origins of American fair trade : the Sherman Antitrust Act and conflicting interpretations of the law, 1890-1911
  • The economics and ideology of American free trade : Louis Brandeis, resale price maintenance, and open price associations, 1911-1919
  • Institutionalizing the "new competition" : Herbert Hoover and the adaptation of regulated competition, 1920-1928
  • California fair trade : constitutional federalism and competing visions of fairness in antitrust law, 1929-1933
  • Managing competition in the Great Depression : between associational and state corporatism, 1929-1938
  • Conclusion: Varieties of competition and corporatism in American governance.
Rather than viewing the history of American capitalism as the unassailable ascent of large-scale corporations and free competition, American Fair Trade argues that trade associations of independent proprietors lobbied and litigated to reshape competition policy to their benefit. At the turn of the twentieth century, this widespread fair trade movement borrowed from progressive law and economics, demonstrating a persistent concern with market fairness - not only fair prices for consumers but also fair competition among businesses. Proponents of fair trade collaborated with regulators to create codes of fair competition and influenced the administrative state's public-private approach to market regulation. New Deal partnerships in planning borrowed from those efforts to manage competitive markets, yet ultimately discredited the fair trade model by mandating economy-wide trade rules that sharply reduced competition. Laura Phillips Sawyer analyzes how these efforts to reconcile the American tradition of a well-regulated society with the legacy of Gilded Age of laissez-faire capitalism produced the modern American regulatory state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107076822 20180326
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Contracts and competition in an era of economic uncertainty, 1880-1890-- 2. The origins of American fair trade: the Sherman Antitrust Act and conflicting interpretations of law, 1890-1911-- 3. The economics and ideology of American fair trade: Louis Brandeis, resale price maintenance, and open price associations, 1911-1919-- 4. Institutionalizing the 'new competition', 1920-1928: Herbert Hoover and the adaptation of regulated competition-- 5. California fair trade: constitutional federalism and competing visions of fairness in antitrust law, 1929-1933-- 6. Managing competition in the Great Depression: between associational and state corporatism, 1929-1938.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107076822 20180416
Rather than viewing the history of American capitalism as the unassailable ascent of large-scale corporations and free competition, American Fair Trade argues that trade associations of independent proprietors lobbied and litigated to reshape competition policy to their benefit. At the turn of the twentieth century, this widespread fair trade movement borrowed from progressive law and economics, demonstrating a persistent concern with market fairness - not only fair prices for consumers but also fair competition among businesses. Proponents of fair trade collaborated with regulators to create codes of fair competition and influenced the administrative state's public-private approach to market regulation. New Deal partnerships in planning borrowed from those efforts to manage competitive markets, yet ultimately discredited the fair trade model by mandating economy-wide trade rules that sharply reduced competition. Laura Phillips Sawyer analyzes how these efforts to reconcile the American tradition of a well-regulated society with the legacy of Gilded Age of laissez-faire capitalism produced the modern American regulatory state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107076822 20180416
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
ix, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures and Boxes INTRODUCTION Doing development Many developments Success and failure Change and continuity Development in social context Development actors Economics and beyond Policy in context? An anthropological approach About anthropology Anthropology of development Applying anthropology in development work Aims of this book CHAPTER ONE: ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT IN THEORY Development in context Anthropologists and development Development up close Anthropologists in development work Development actors: the people in the process Actors on the margins Anthropologists as development actors Developers as social actors Development knowledges: what people know The idea of development Indigenous knowledges Development logics Development institutions: what people do Culture and institutions Institutions and development Institutions across cultures Summary: Understanding development CHAPTER TWO: ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE Stories of change on the ground Grassroots actors Invisible knowledges Institutions and power Learning from change on the ground Stories of development practice Actors in development practice Knowledge for development Old institutions and new Learning from development practice Summary: Lessons for practice CHAPTER THREE: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE Framing and reframing development The dominant framework: Problems, targets, solutions An anthropological framework: contexts, actors, and resources The development landscape Development in context Unpacking actors Knowledges and logics Institutions and change Summary: Doing development anthropologically CHAPTER FOUR: APPLYING THE FRAMEWORK: TOOLS AND APPROACHES Assessment tools: Understanding contexts Tools for desktop assessment Tools for assessment workshops Community-based assessment tools Design tools: Crafting actions for change Visioning and planning tools Resourcing tools Implementation tools: Life on the development landscape Participatory governance tools Participatory management tools Evaluation tools: Learning and accountability Practice learning tools Accountability tools Tools for reflexive practice Working with anthropologists Summary: Tools and their uses CHAPTER FIVE: ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES A recipe for effectiveness? Poverty as a verb From participation to recognition The challenge of sustainability Summary: From challenges to opportunities? CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSIONS: USING ANTHROPOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT WORK Lesson One: Development abhors a vacuum Lesson Two: Development is always about people Lesson Three: Reframing is the key to change Anthropology for development, toward the future FURTHER READING Development case studies - useful collections Ethnographies of local economic development Unpacking the idea of development Anthropology of / for practice REFERENCES INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138932807 20171227
Anthropology for Development: From Theory to Practice connects cross-cultural social theory with the concerns of development policy and practice. It introduces the reader to a set of key ideas from the field of anthropology of development, and shows how these insights can be applied to solve real-world development dilemmas. This single, accessibly written volume clearly explains key concepts from anthropology and draws them into a development framework to address some of the important challenges facing development policy and practice in the twenty-first century: poverty, participation, sustainability and innovation. It discusses classic critical and ethnographic texts and more recent anthropological work, using rich case studies across a range of country contexts to provide an introduction to the field not available elsewhere. The examples presented are designed to help development professionals reframe their practice with attention to social and cultural variables as well as understand why mainstream approaches to reducing poverty, raising productivity, delivering social services and grappling with environmental risks often fail. This book will prove invaluable to the undergraduate and postgraduate students who are professionals-in-training in development studies programs around the world. It will also help development professionals work effectively and inclusively across cultures, tap into previously invisible resources, and turn current development challenges into opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138932807 20171227
Green Library
Book
298 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Discovering your authentic leadership : why self-awareness is so critical / by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer
  • The authenticity paradox : to grow, you need to feel like a fake / by Herminia Ibarra
  • What bosses gain by being vulnerable : the psychology of human connection / by Emma Seppala
  • Practice tough empathy : when you care, you show your true self / by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
  • Cracking the code that stalls people of color : sacrificing identity to conform / by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • For a corporate apology to work, the CEO should look sad : make your emotions match your message / by Sarah Green Carmichael
  • Are leaders getting too emotional? : tears are OK if they're rare, an interview with Gautam Mukunda and Gianpiero Petriglieri / by Adi Ignatius and Sarah Green Carmichael.
A carefully curated selection of articles about authenticity from Harvard Business Review.Highly curated collections of HBR articlesBalances research with practical adviceProvides a variety of perspectives from recognized experts on the topicAudience: Leaders, aspiring leaders, and new managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781633694767 20180122
Creating an authentic leadership style that aligns with your personal values and character can have a host of benefits. But in the face of uncertainty, conflict, and cultural expectations, many struggle to show their vulnerability while still appearing authoritative. This book shows leaders and aspiring leaders alike how to work with their people while also being true to themselves. You'll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for your credibility and your team's engagement, and how to decide when it is appropriate to just be yourself, and when you need to adapt to fit the needs of your organisation.How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781633693913 20180122
Business Library
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xv, 549 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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354 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvii, 268 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 22 cm.
This book deals with the consequences of the inclusion of African states and communities in the global aluminium chain. The so-called "New Scramble for Africa" of the 2000s illustrated how seriously African living conditions are affected by continuous cycles of boom and bust, and how strongly the quality of life currently depends on the investment decisions and corporate social responsibility policies of transnational corporations. Taking the example of the global production network of bauxite and aluminium, the author focuses on the socio-political aspects of this dependency, which he achieves through the conducting of a series of interviews with various involved parties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319527055 20171030
Green Library
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xx, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • List of Illustrations Foreword by Frances Moore Lappe Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Food and Famine Futures, Past and Present 2. Food Security, Food Sovereignty, and Beginning to End Hunger 3. Belo Horizonte: All Five A's on the Horizon 4. Multiple Streams and the Evolution of the Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security 5. Farm, Farmer, and Forest: SMASAN and the Environment 6. Conclusions: Belo Horizonte and Beyond Abbreviations Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520293090 20180403
Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and one of the world's most successful city food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat for Food Security was founded in 1993, malnutrition in Belo Horizonte has declined dramatically, allowing it to serve as an inspiration for Brazil's renowned Zero Hunger programs. The Municipal Secretariat's work with local small family farmers also offers a glimpse of how food security, rural livelihoods, and healthy ecosystems can be supported together. While inevitably imperfect, Belo Horizonte offers a vision of the path away from food system dysfunction, unsustainability, and hunger. The author's case study shows the vital importance of holistic approaches to food security, offers ideas on how to design successful policies to end hunger, and lays out strategies for how to make policy change happen. With these tools, we can take the next steps towards achieving similar reductions in hunger and food insecurity elsewhere in the developed and developing worlds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520293090 20180403
Green Library
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xviii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • "Like Minerva from the brain of Jupiter" : the invention of the factory
  • "The living light" : New England textiles and visions of utopia
  • "The progress of civilization" : industrial exhibitions, steelmaking, and the price of Prometheanism
  • "I worship factories" : Fordism, labor, and the romance of the giant factory
  • "Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country" : crash industrialization in the Soviet Union
  • "Common requirements of industrialization" : Cold War mass production
  • "Foxconn City" : giant factories in China and Vietnam.
Factories, with their ingenious machinery and miraculous productivity, are celebrated as modern wonders of the world. Yet from William Blake's "dark Satanic mills" they have also fuelled our fears of the future. Telling the story of the factory, Joshua B. Freeman takes readers from the textile mills in England that powered the Industrial Revolution to the steel and car plants of twentieth-century America, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, to today's behemoths making trainers, toys and iPhones in China and Vietnam. He traces arguments about factories and social progress through such critics and champions as Marx, Ford and Stalin. And he explores the representation of factories in the work of Margaret Bourke-White, Charlie Chaplin and Diego Rivera.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393246315 20180326
Green Library
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xvii, 269 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Abbreviations and Conventions Glossary Introduction â The Truck System-A Nineteenth-Century Global Phenomenon â American Historians Discussing the Truck System-Racism â Dutch Historians Discussing the Truck System-Poverty â Selecting the Research Cases â Rational Choice-Approach â Voice from the Past: Source Material â Outline 1 Bayous and Bogs-The Geography of Isolation â The Louisiana Countryside â Louisiana Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, and Bayous â Railroads-An Improved Connection to the Outside World â Dutch Roads and Highways of Water 2 Truck Payments â Fields of Cotton and Sugarcane â Permanent and Seasonal Peat Lands â Truck Payments â â Direct Non-Cash-Something to Eat and a Few Rags to Wear? â â Indirect Non-Cash-The Company Store â â Colorful Tokens and Handwritten Store Notes â â Living off Future Income â Piles of Greenbacks, Dollars, and Guilders â Conclusions 3 Abuse? The Effects of the Truck System â Whiskey, Jenever, and Alcoholics â High Price, Low Quality â Usurious Interest Rates â Debt Peonage â Conclusions 4 Costs and Benefits-The Employer's Perspective â Costs-The Opposite of the Truck System â Economic Forces and Financial Difficulties â â Strapped for Cash â â Miserable Years and Declining Profits â â `The Queerest Looking Creatures'-Labor Supply and Productivity â `The Misery of this Time' and Truck Payment Methods â Conclusions 5 Carrots, Cake, and Candy-The Store as a Positive Incentive â Presents `Joyfully Accepted' â Facilitating Commerce â â Self-sufficient Little Worlds of Their Own? â â The Alternative Marketplace -`A Welcome Sight to the Rural Resident' â â Credit Scarcity â Consumerism and the Physical Artifacts of Modern Life â â `From Something to Eat, to Something to Work, to Something to Wear' â â Shopping in the Peat Employer's Store-`The More We Take, the More We Have' â â Access to Desires â Conclusions 6 Sticks and Strikes-The Store as a Negative Incentive â Debating and Denouncing the Truck System â `No Way to Check the Honesty of the Records' â Lack of Freedom â Racist Truck System? â Conclusions 7 The Power of Racism and Class â Increasing Terror â Declining Resistance â Racism and the Truck System â No Truck, No Job â Lowest Class of Society â Conclusions Conclusion â Main Conclusions â Racism and Poverty â Beyond Louisiana and the Netherlands: Suggestions for Future Research Appendices â Appendix 1. Louisiana Database and Method of Analysis â â Creating the Database â â Method of Analysis â Appendix 2. Dutch Database and Method of Analysis â Appendix 3. Harry Baptiste and Samuel Taylor-Oral History Interview 2011 â Appendix 4. Isolation and Infrastructure Sources â Unpublished Sources â â Peateries â â Plantation Administrations â Photographs â Tokens â Interviews â Printed Sources â Newspapers â Dutch Newspapers â Universiteitsbibliotheek Vrije Universiteit â Government Documents â Dutch Government Documents â Second Chamber Reports â First Chamber Reports â Maps â Miscellaneous â Published sources â Price Data â Travel Accounts â Miscellaneous Bibliography â Literature â Unpublished Studies Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004351806 20180226
The truck system was a global phenomenon in the period 1865-1920, where workers were paid through the company store. In Beyond Racism and Poverty Karin Lurvink looks at how this system functioned on plantations in Louisiana in comparison with peateries in the Netherlands. In the United States, the system is often viewed as a 'second slavery' and strongly associated with racism. In the Netherlands, however, not racism but poverty has been seen as the main reason for its continued existence. By using a variety of historical sources and by analyzing the perspectives of both employers and workers, Lurvink provides new insights into how the truck system worked and can be explained. She reveals how the system was not only coercive but had advantages for the workers as well, which should not be overlooked.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004351806 20180226
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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liv, 175 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Executive summary
  • Water security
  • Profiling water security in the Middle East and North Africa
  • The water security dividend
  • Appendix
  • Table A.1. Definition of indicators and data sources
  • Table A.2. Data sources for the country profiles.
Green Library
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xxii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Why aren't companies getting better at breakthrough innovation?
  • What we know about managing strategic innovation
  • Innovators beware : talent management through neglect, misunderstanding, and punishment
  • Innovation roles : a framework for designing the innovation function
  • Discovery roles
  • Incubation roles
  • Acceleration roles
  • Innovation leadership and support roles : the chief innovation officer and company
  • Developing and retaining talent : career paths for innovation personnel
  • Innovation as a profession.
Large, mature companies often struggle when it comes to the uncertain process of breakthrough innovation. But innovation is an imperative in today's cutthroat business environment. To fulfill its potential, there has to be a better way-and there is. Beyond the Champion argues that innovation is a talent all its own that requires distinct skills and expertise, just like finance or marketing. Viewing innovation as a discipline in its own right, it is easy to see that breakthrough wins require an organizational design with clearly delineated roles, responsibilities, and career tracks for those who shoulder the responsibility for new products. Drawing on the results of a four-year study and two decades of related research, this book outlines three fundamental competencies necessary for innovation: discovery, incubation, and acceleration. Mapping these skills onto roles and opportunities for advancement, the authors deliver a pioneering blueprint for sustainable innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804798273 20180205
Green Library