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Journal/Periodical
v. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
384 pages : color illustration ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
199 pages : illustrations, some color ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Green Library
Book
93 pages ; 28 cm
  • Foreword
  • Executive summary and key findings
  • Skills shortages and mismatches
  • Tools and instruments to assess and anticipate skill needs
  • Uses of skills assessment and anticipation exercises
  • Governance and stakeholder involvement
  • Responses to the questionnaire.
Digitalisation, globalisation, demographic shifts and other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This can lead to persistent skill shortages and mismatch which are costly for individuals, firms and society in terms of lost wages and lower productivity and growth. These costs can be reduced through better assessment and anticipation of changing skill needs and by improving the responsiveness of skills development to these changes. This report identifies effective strategies for improving labour market information on skill needs and ensuring that this information is used effectively to develop the right skills. It provides a comparative assessment of practices across 29 countries in the following areas: i) the collection of information on existing and future skill needs; ii) the use of this information to guide skill development policies in the areas of labour, education and migration; and iii) governance arrangements to ensure good co-ordination among the key stakeholders in the collection and use of skill needs information.
Green Library
Book
145 pages ; 28 cm
Green Library
Book
xxii, 262 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Economic, technological, and political shifts as well as changing business strategies have driven firms to unbundle production processes and disperse them across countries. Thanks to these changes, developing countries can now increase their participation in global value chains (GVCs) and thus become more competitive in agriculture, manufacturing and services. This is a paradigm shift from the 20th century when countries had to build the entire supply chain domestically to become competitive internationally. For policymakers, the focus is on boosting domestic value added and improving access to resources and technology while advancing development goals.However, participating in global value chains does not automatically improve living standards and social conditions in a country. This requires not only improving the quality and quantity of production factors and redressing market failures, but also engineering equitable distributions of opportunities and outcomes - including employment, wages, work conditions, economic rights, gender equality, economic security, and protecting the environment. The internationalization of production processes helps with very few of these development challenges. Following this perspective, Making Global Value Chains Work for Development offers a strategic framework, analytical tools, and policy options to address this challenge. The book conceptualizes GVCs and makes it easier for policymakers and practitioners to discuss them and their implications for development. It shows why GVCs require fresh thinking; it serves as a repository of analytical tools; and it proposes a strategic framework to guide policymakers in identifying the key objectives of GVC participation and in selecting suitable economic strategies to achieve them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464801570 20160919
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (pages cm)
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the authors
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Profile of skills in latin america
  • Skills and labor market outcomes in latin america
  • Policy and programming for socio-emotional skill development
  • Conclusions
  • Annex 1. Abstracts of background papers
  • Annex 2. Methodologies used in this study
  • Annex 3. Summary of associations between skills and labor outcomes by country
  • Annex 4. Regression tables from country studies
  • Annex 5. Cross-country variations in associations between dimensions of skills and outcomes
  • Annex 6. Inventory of promising interventions to foster socio-emotional skills
  • References.
This book investigates which mental abilities and behaviors allow Latin Americans to be successful in the labor market. It provides guidance for policy makers on how to foster learning and human development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464808845 20161031
Book
6, 297 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xviii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • * List of Tables * List of Abbreviations * Preface * Acknowledgments * Chapter 1. From Dependency to Codependency * Chapter 2. The Politics of Oil and National Security: The Beginning * Chapter 3. US Dependency on Mexican Farm Labor: The Development of a Structure * Chapter 4. Asymmetrical Codependency following Crisis Periods * Chapter 5. Mexico Reopens the Oil Industry to US Investors * Conclusion. Asymmetrical Codependency: A Functional Capitalist Relationship * Appendix A. Pemex Assessment of Mexico's Proven Crude Oil Reserves, 1976 to 2014 * Appendix B. Pemex: Total Crude Oil Reserve Estimates, 2003 to 2014 * Notes * Bibliography * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477309407 20160718
The United States and Mexico trade many commodities, the most important of which are indispensable sources of energy-crude oil and agricultural labor. Mexican oil and workers provide cheap and reliable energy for the United States, while US petro dollars and agricultural jobs supply much-needed income for the Mexican economy. Mexico's economic dependence on the United States is well-known, but The Politics of Dependency makes a compelling case that the United States is also economically dependent on Mexico. Expanding dependency theory beyond the traditional premise that weak countries are dominated by powerful ones, Martha Menchaca investigates how the United States and Mexico have developed an asymmetrical codependency that disproportionally benefits the United States. In particular, she analyzes how US foreign policy was designed to enable the US government to help shape the development of Mexico's oil industry, as well as how migration from Mexico to the United States has been regulated by the US Congress to ensure that American farmers have sufficient labor. This unprecedented dual study of energy sectors that are usually examined in isolation reveals the extent to which the United States has become economically dependent on Mexico, even as it remains the dominant partner in the relationship. It also exposes the long-term effects of the agricultural policies of NAFTA, which led to the unemployment of millions of agricultural workers in Mexico, a large percentage of whom relocated to the United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477309407 20160718
Green Library
Book
xviii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • * List of Tables * List of Abbreviations * Preface * Acknowledgments * Chapter 1. From Dependency to Codependency * Chapter 2. The Politics of Oil and National Security: The Beginning * Chapter 3. US Dependency on Mexican Farm Labor: The Development of a Structure * Chapter 4. Asymmetrical Codependency following Crisis Periods * Chapter 5. Mexico Reopens the Oil Industry to US Investors * Conclusion. Asymmetrical Codependency: A Functional Capitalist Relationship * Appendix A. Pemex Assessment of Mexico's Proven Crude Oil Reserves, 1976 to 2014 * Appendix B. Pemex: Total Crude Oil Reserve Estimates, 2003 to 2014 * Notes * Bibliography * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477309407 20160718
The United States and Mexico trade many commodities, the most important of which are indispensable sources of energy-crude oil and agricultural labor. Mexican oil and workers provide cheap and reliable energy for the United States, while US petro dollars and agricultural jobs supply much-needed income for the Mexican economy. Mexico's economic dependence on the United States is well-known, but The Politics of Dependency makes a compelling case that the United States is also economically dependent on Mexico. Expanding dependency theory beyond the traditional premise that weak countries are dominated by powerful ones, Martha Menchaca investigates how the United States and Mexico have developed an asymmetrical codependency that disproportionally benefits the United States. In particular, she analyzes how US foreign policy was designed to enable the US government to help shape the development of Mexico's oil industry, as well as how migration from Mexico to the United States has been regulated by the US Congress to ensure that American farmers have sufficient labor. This unprecedented dual study of energy sectors that are usually examined in isolation reveals the extent to which the United States has become economically dependent on Mexico, even as it remains the dominant partner in the relationship. It also exposes the long-term effects of the agricultural policies of NAFTA, which led to the unemployment of millions of agricultural workers in Mexico, a large percentage of whom relocated to the United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477309407 20160718
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxii, 138 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the authors
  • Abbreviations
  • Key messages --Overview
  • Bangladesh's export performance
  • Four-pillar strategy to spur faster, export-led growth
  • Illustrating the thematic analysis : export constraints and potential in selected sectors
  • Conclusions
  • Proposed action matrix.
Bangladesh has a strong track record on growth and employment. To grow faster, absorb more labor, and continue its pace of poverty reduction, the country will need to build on that record and improve on several fronts - from education and infrastructure to investment climate and trade policies, to support a multi-sector competitiveness agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464806476 20160619
Green Library
Book
135 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Counterfeit and pirated products come from many economies, with China appearing as the single largest producing market. These illegal products are frequently found in a range of industries, from luxury items (e.g. fashion apparel or deluxe watches), via intermediary products (such as machines, spare parts or chemicals) to consumer goods that have an impact on personal health and safety (such as pharmaceuticals, food and drink, medical equipment, or toys). This report assess the quantitative value, scope and trends of this illegal trade.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
Law Library (Crown)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"What does it mean to be an American? What are American ideas and values? American Enterprise, the companion book to a major exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, aims to answer these questions about the American experience through an exploration of its economic and commercial history. It argues that by looking at the intersection of capitalism and democracy, we can see where we as a nation have come from and where we might be going in the future.Richly illustrated with images of objects from the museum's collections, American Enterprise includes an early Thomas Edison light bulb, a wheat thresher, a Barbie doll, a Google server, and many other goods and services that have shaped American culture. Historical and contemporary advertisements are also featured, emphasizing the evolution of the relationship between producers and consumers over time. Interspersed in the historical narrative are essays from today's industry leaders--including Sheila Bair, Adam Davidson, Bill Ford, Sally Greenberg, Fisk Johnson, Hank Paulson, Richard Trumka, and Pat Woertz--that pose provocative questions about the state of contemporary American business and society. American Enterprise is a multi-faceted survey of the nation's business heritage and corresponding social effects that is fundamental to an understanding of the lives of the American people, the history of the United States, and the nation's role in global affairs"-- Provided by publisher.
"American Enterprise is a dramatic exploration of how the United States transformed from a small dependent nation into one of the world's most vibrant and trend-setting economies. This companion book to the National Museum of American History's exhibition of the same name argues that the American experience has been shaped by economic and commercial philosophies. Founding ideals of capitalism and democracy fostered national values of competition and innovation. These values in turn became the building blocks of American business and sparked a tradition of constant creative destruction. The ongoing transformation of the marketplace has provided opportunities for many, benefits for some, and hardships for others. This powerful book explores the perspectives of both producers and consumers and illustrates the complex interplay between these two groups throughout history. It does so through four major eras: Merchant (1770s - 1850s), Corporate (1860s - 1930s), Consumer (1940s - 1970s), and Global (1980s - 2010s). The goods, machinery, advertisements, and business leaders of each era are brought to life with objects from the Smithsonian's unparalleled collections and explanations by the exhibition's curators. Each era concludes with two essays by famous and influential business leaders who play off the history to pose provocative questions about the state of contemporary American business and society. American Enterprise provides an understanding of the nation's business heritage and corresponding social effects that is fundamental to the lives of the American people, the history of the United States, and the nation's role in global affairs"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
48 pages ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
105 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
105 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)