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Journal/Periodical
v. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Green Library
Book
xvi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
XV, 901 pages, pages AP 1-45, A 1-67, I 1-18 : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • 0. ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS. Sets. The Real Numbers. Integral Exponents. Radicals and Rational Exponents. Operations with Algebraic Expressions. Factoring. Algebraic Fractions. 1. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS. Solutions of Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. Functions. Linear Functions. Graphs and Graphing Utilities. Solutions of Systems of Linear Equations. Applications of Functions in Business and Economics. 2. QUADRATIC AND OTHER SPECIAL FUNCTIONS. Quadratic Equations. Quadratic Functions: Parabolas. Business Applications Using Quadratics. Special Functions and Their Graphs. Modeling-- Fitting Curves to Data with Graphing Utilities (optional). 3. MATRICES. Matrices. Multiplication of Matrices. Gauss-Jordan Elimination: Solving Systems of Equations. Inverse of a Square Matrix-- Matrix Equations. Applications of Matrices: Leontief Input-Output Models. 4. INEQUALITIES AND LINEAR PROGRAMMING. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Linear Programming: Graphical Methods. The Simplex Method: Maximization. The Simplex Method: Duality and Minimization. The Simplex Method with Mixed Constraints. 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions and Their Properties. Equations and Applications with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. 6. MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE. Simple Interest-- Sequences. Compound Interest-- Geometric Sequences. Future Values of Annuities. Present Values of Annuities. Loans and Amortization. 7. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY. Probability-- Odds. Unions and Intersections of Events: One-Trial Experiments. Conditional Probability: The Product Rule. Probability Trees and Bayes'' Formula. Counting: Permutations and Combinations. Permutations, Combinations, and Probability. Markov Chains. 8. FURTHER TOPICS IN PROBABILITY-- DATA DESCRIPTION. Binomial Probability Experiments. Data Description. Discrete Probability Distributions-- The Binomial Distribution. Normal Probability Distribution. The Normal Curve Approximation to the Binomial Distribution. 9. DERIVATIVES. Limits. Continuous Functions-- Limits at Infinity. Rates of Change and Derivatives. Derivative Formulas. The Product Rule and the Quotient Rule. The Chain Rule and the Power Rule. Using Derivative Formulas. Higher-Order Derivatives. Applications: Marginals and Derivatives. 10. APPLICATIONS AND DERIVATIVES. Relative Maxima and Minima: Curve Sketching. Concavity: Points of Inflection. Optimization in Business and Economics. Applications of Maxima and Minima. Rational Functions: More Curve Sketching. 11. DERIVATIVES CONTINUED. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Derivatives of Exponential Functions. Implicit Differentiation. Related Rates. Applications in Business and Economics. 12. INDEFINITE INTEGRALS. Indefinite Integrals. The Power Rule. Integrals Involving Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Applications of the Indefinite Integral in Business and Economics. Differential Equations. 13. DEFINITE INTEGRALS: TECHNIQUES OF INTEGRATION. Area Under a Curve. The Definite Integral: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Area Between Two Curves. Applications of Definite Integrals in Business and Economics. Using Tables of Integrals. Integration by Parts. Improper Integrals and Their Applications. Numerical Integration Methods: The Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson''s Rule. 14. FUNCTIONS OF TWO OR MORE VARIABLES. Functions of Two or More Variables. Partial Differentiation. Applications of Functions of Two Variables in Business and Economics. Maxima and Minima. Maxima and Minima of Functions Subject to Constraints: Lagrange Multipliers. APPENDICES. A. Graphing Calculator Guide. B. Excel Guide. C. Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337625340 20180416
MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 12th Edition, helps students succeed in finite mathematics and applied calculus courses by tying the concepts to real-life applications using real, meaningful data. Designed for students majoring in business, economics, life sciences and social sciences, the book offers a brief review of algebra to prepare students with different backgrounds for the material in later chapters. Chapter Warm-ups review the prerequisite topics for each chapter, and Checkpoints ask questions and pose problems within each section's discussion--allowing you to check your understanding of skills and concepts before moving to the next chapter. Use of technology is integrated into the text, and optional modeling problems are discussed. Student resources include a Student Solutions Manual and online homework with WebAssign.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337625340 20180416
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Journal/Periodical
v. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
iv, 106 pages ; 16 cm
  • Get specific
  • Seize the moment to act on your goals
  • Know exactly how far you have left to go
  • Be a realistic optimist
  • Focus on getting better, rather than being good
  • Have grit
  • Build your willpower muscle
  • Don't tempt fate
  • Focus on what you will do, not what you won't do.
Are you at the top of your game--or still trying to get there? Take your cues from the short, powerful 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, where the strategies and goals of the world's most successful people are on display--backed by research that shows exactly what has the biggest impact on performance. Here's a hint: accomplished people reach their goals because of what they do, not just who they are. Readers have called this "a gem of a book." Get ready to accomplish your goals at last.-- Provided by publisher.
Business Library
Book
xxii, 180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Merchant Biographies Introduction â â Globalization in History â â The Merchants of the Study â â Global History â â Synopsis 1 A Global Merchant Class â â Self-Made Businessmen â â Merchant Networks 2 Global Entrepreneurs â â The East Indies Trade â â Indian Ocean Trade Networks â â Commodities â â Spanning a Net of Trade around the World-The Routes of the Ships Washington, America, and Sampson â â Trade with Europe â â The West Indies Trade â â The Haitian Revolution â â Commercial Politics 3 Local Spaces â â New York City after Independence â â Land Development â â Finance and Industry â â Community Leadership â â Commercialization â â A World of Goods Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004344389 20180226
The monograph Actors of Globalization portrays a group of New York businessmen engaged in global trade from 1784 to 1812. It follows their businesses around the world and shows how through wit, flexibility, and the help of a worldwide net of business partners the merchants were able to quickly rise to global entrepreneurs speculating on wars, food crises and slave revolts. The ramifications of their commerce were felt at home, where the merchants invested in land and city development, established new financial institutions and contributed to a rising consumer culture. This book brings together global and local history, arguing that private actors played an important role in the economic and social development of the young United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004344389 20180226
Green Library
Book
284 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
  • INTRODUCTION PART ONE Going for a Burton: menswear advertising from austerity to affluence, 1945-1957 Introduction 1.0: The post-war market for men's clothing 2.0: Menswear advertising: agents, accounts and audiences: `Will it be seen? Will it be remembered?' Will it be "accepted"?' 3.0: The economics of press advertising 4.0: The design and rhetoric of menswear press advertisements 5.0: The art versus commerce debate 6.0: Poster publicity and menswear 7.0: Early commercial television and menswear, 1955-1960 8.0: The impact of consumer psychology and motivation research 9.0: `Feeling with' and `feeling into': appealing to men and women 10.0: The turn to new consumers and youth culture PART TWO Thinking young: menswear advertising and the generation games, 1958-1978 Introduction 1.0: Sedimenting the youth market 2.0: Cinema and television advertising 3.0: Menswear advertising in newspapers and magazines 4.0: Poster publicity and menswear 5.0: `You bring the body, we've got the clothes': publicity for tailors 6.0: From dummies to dandies 7.0: Ironing out the creases: artificial fibres and menswear advertising 8.0: Synthesising sex: the utopian and ludic valorization of artificial and natural fibres 9.0: `Cloth for Men': wool and he whisper of darker things 10.0: Looking good, feeling good 11.0: The changing of the guard PART THREE Leader of the pack: jeans advertising since the 1960s Introduction 1.0: The Jeans market and advertising between 1950-1985 2.0: Levi's 501: back to the future 3.0: Here comes the new man - again 4.0: A soundtrack for consumerism: music, image and myth 5.0: More than just a number 6.0: Racial sameness and racial difference 7.0: From `Mothers' to `Flat Eric' EPILOGUE Getting the Right Fit - Objects/Images/Readers Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474254465 20180409
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 In what was a golden age of British advertising, the notion of the 'peacock male' was a strong theme in fashion promotion, reflecting a new affluence and the emergence of stylish youth cultures. Based on a detailed study of rich archival material, this pioneering study examines the production, circulation and consumption of print, television and cinema publicity for men's clothing in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century. The study explores design issues and period style in advertising, the role of market research and consumer psychology in determining target audiences, the idea of the 'new man' in representing fashionable masculinities, and the various ways that menswear retailers and brands dealt with sex and gender, race, class and age. From y-fronts to Austin Reed suits to Levi's jeans, menswear advertising epitomised the themes, stereotypes, contradictions and ambiguities of masculinity in an age of great social change. This meticulously researched and detailed work of scholarship will be essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, history, sociology, advertising, media, cultural and gender studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474254465 20180409
Book
xxxii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Africa's Competitiveness in the Global Economy: Past, Present and Future-- Ifedapo Adeleye, Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Nathaniel Boso and Mark Esposito. Part I. The Global Competitiveness of African Nations and Cities. 2. The Competitive Challenge of the Formal Sector in Francophone Africa: Understanding the Role of the Informal Sector and the Business Environment-- Ahmadou Aly Mbaye and Fatou Gueye. 3. Theorizing Cities as Sources of Competitive Advantage: Accra in Comparative Perspective-- George Acheampong and Obi Berko Damoah. 4. The International Competitiveness and Connections of African Cities: Profiling South Africa's Gauteng-City Region-- Joseph Parilla and Jesus Leal Trujillo. Part II. Sectorial Dynamics and International Competitiveness in Africa.- 5. Banking on Africa: Can Emerging Pan-African Banks Outcompete their Global Rivals?-- Ifedapo Adeleye, Franklin Ngwu, Nkemdilim Iheanachor, Ebes Esho, Chijioke Oji, Theresa Onaji-Benson and Chris Ogbechie. 6. Enhancing Tourism Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Strategies-- Adun Okupe, Trevor Ward and Ogechi Adeola 7. Measurement of Agribusiness Competitiveness: Methods and Applications to African Countries-- Suresh Chandra Babu and Mahika Shishodia. 8. Why are so Many African Companies Uncompetitive on the Globe Stage? Insights from the Global Airline Industry-- Joseph Amankwah-Amoah Part III. Human Capital and International Competitiveness in Africa 9. Human Capital, innovation and International Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa-- Yaw Debrah, Oriacghe Oseghale and Kweku Adams. 10. Improving Africa's Competitiveness through Strategic Knowledge Transfer: Lessons from Partnerships with China and Ways Forward-- Abdoulkadre Ado. Part IV: Cases on the Global Competitiveness of Africa's Economic Powerhouses 11. Nigeria: Oil and Competitiveness-- Doyin Salami, Malcolm Fabiyi and Ifedapo Adeleye. 12. The South African Renewable Energy Cluster-- Mark Esposito, Months Raut, Laura Lanzoni Broccoli, Nasma Harrachi, Yann Claudel, Yang Yang and Melina Balliard. 13. Kenya's Blooming Flower Industry: Enhancing Global Competitiveness-- Ogechi Adeola, Abel Kinoti and Mary Kinoti. 14. Poultry Tariffs in South Africa: Levelling the Playing Field or Rewarding Inefficiency?-- Jacklynne Hobbs, Peter Draper and Claire Beswick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319670133 20180312
This book highlights the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing African firms, industries, cities and nations in their quest to compete successfully in the global economy. Exploring a topic which has grown in importance as Africa faces a period of subdued economic development, this edited collection takes a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-industry and multi-country approach. The authors provide insights into a broad range of issues, including competitiveness measurement and evaluation, sectoral competitiveness of declining and emerging industries, threats of the `Dutch Disease, ' and talent competitiveness. This timely book offers a response to the urgent need for the diversification of economies and the advancement of manufacturing in Africa, appealing to scholars of international business and economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319670133 20180312
Green Library
Book
252 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
108 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I. The seeking system: Introduction: our organizations are letting us down
  • The way things ought to be
  • The way things are
  • and how to make them better
  • Part II. Self expression: Encouraging people to bring their best selves to work
  • Promoting self-expression
  • Part III. Experimentation: Encouraging serious play
  • Expanding on freedom and creativity
  • Humble leadership and employees' seeking systems
  • Part IV. Purpose: Helping employees see the impact of their work
  • Creating narratives about purpose.
Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem? In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning--in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system, " that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down. Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential. Alive at Work reveals: How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap into the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781633694255 20180416
Business Library
Book
384 p. ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Defining the terms
  • Iraq
  • Taking on Iran
  • On sanctions imposition and pain
  • Pressure begins on Iran
  • On target response and resolve
  • Intense pressure on Iran and a turn to real negotiations
  • On the search for inflection points
  • Looking ahead.
Economic sanctions are intended to be a nonmilitary means used by states to force their prerogatives on other states, entities, and individuals. Yet while sanctions have been increasingly used as a foreign policy tool, they are ineffective if executed without a clear strategy that is responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework that focuses not just on the design of sanctions but, crucially, on how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness and how to improve them along the way. Nephew-a lead participant in the design and implementation of sanctions on Iran-develops guidelines for interpreting targets' responses to sanctions based on two critical factors: pain and resolve. The efficacy of sanctions lies in the application of pain against a target, but targets may have significant resolve to resist, tolerate, or overcome this pain. Understanding the interplay of pain and resolve is central to using sanctions successfully and humanely. With attention to these two key variables, and to how they change over the course of the sanctions regime, policy makers can pinpoint when diplomatic intervention is likely to succeed or when escalation is necessary. Focusing on lessons from sanctions on both Iran and Iraq, Nephew provides policy makers with practical guidance on how to calibrate pain and measure resolve in the service of strong and successful sanctions regimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180269 20180129
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Defining Terms2. Iraq3. Taking on Iran4. On Sanctions Imposition and Pain5. Pressure Begins on Iran6. On Target Response and Resolve7. Intense Pressure on Iran and a Turn to Real Negotiations8. On the Search for Inflection Points9. Looking AheadConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180269 20180129
Economic sanctions are intended to be a nonmilitary means used by states to force their prerogatives on other states, entities, and individuals. Yet while sanctions have been increasingly used as a foreign policy tool, they are ineffective if executed without a clear strategy that is responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework that focuses not just on the design of sanctions but, crucially, on how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness and how to improve them along the way. Nephew-a lead participant in the design and implementation of sanctions on Iran-develops guidelines for interpreting targets' responses to sanctions based on two critical factors: pain and resolve. The efficacy of sanctions lies in the application of pain against a target, but targets may have significant resolve to resist, tolerate, or overcome this pain. Understanding the interplay of pain and resolve is central to using sanctions successfully and humanely. With attention to these two key variables, and to how they change over the course of the sanctions regime, policy makers can pinpoint when diplomatic intervention is likely to succeed or when escalation is necessary. Focusing on lessons from sanctions on both Iran and Iraq, Nephew provides policy makers with practical guidance on how to calibrate pain and measure resolve in the service of strong and successful sanctions regimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180269 20180129
Green Library
Book
399 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
239 pages ; 22 cm.
  • L'histoire singulière d'un fonds d'archives -- Des acteurs disparates dans un fonds d'archives familial -- Une transmission des archives par les femmes -- "Parentadi, donne entrate e donne uscite" -- Construire sa généalogie, construire sa famille : l'exemple Salviati -- Prouver la noblesse : les alliances avec les Médicis -- Alamanno et Jacopo Salviati" : les fondateurs de la famille -- Marchands et banquiers -- Jacopo Salviati et Lucrezia de Médicis : l'implantation à Rome -- Marchands florentins dans Lyon -- Lyon, ville d'échanges et ville de foires -- Une ville de frontière et lieu d'échange -- La nation florentine, règles et pratiques -- La vie quotidienne d'un marchand-banquier florentin à Lyon -- Une première impression italienne -- S'installer ou repartir ? -- Se vêtir, se chausser : la vie quotidienne de Giuliano da Gagliano -- Commercer à Lyon -- Installation d'une compagnie commerciale -- Stratégie d'entreprise à Lyon dans les premières années du XVIe siècle -- Mise en écriture des activités commerciales -- Une image de l'activité comptable, le compte pertes et profits -- Commercer par et en dehors de Lyon, le rôle de Lyon dans les circuits commerciaux -- Commercer et commercialiser des produits à Lyon : les produits finis -- Les soieries : la forte valeur ajoutée -- Les draps de laine et les toiles -- Le commerce par Lyon -- L'argent, la laine, la soie, les épices, les colorants -- Laine, soie et colorants -- Les épices -- Commercer sans passer par Lyon : cuirs, fer et pastel -- Espaces, acteurs et réseaux commerciaux -- Les espaces de commercialisation de la compagnie Salviati -- L'apport des documents comptables dans l'analyse des espaces commerciaux -- Marchés commerciaux des compagnies Naldini et Salviati -- Assurer la distribution des marchandises -- Les circuits financiers -- Acteurs du commerce florentin à Lyon et en Europe -- Correspondants, associés, clients -- Giuliano da Gagliano, un "petit" marchand ? -- Les acteurs du commerce d'une grande compagnie -- Clients de la compagnie Salviati de Lyon : commerce traditionnel et nouveaux marchés ? -- Finance et diplomatie d'un marchand-banquier dans les guerres d'Italie -- Giuliano da Gagliano, marchand-banquier atypique -- Une famille "d'hommes nouveaux" de l'entourage de Laurent de Médicis -- Filippo da Gagliano au service de Laurent de Médicis -- Présence florentine en France de Giuliano da Gagliano 1482-1495 -- Les faucons du roi de France -- Giuliano da Gagliano : homme de l'ombre -- Bijoux et pierres précieuses dans les caisses d'un marchand-banquier -- Activités diplomatiques : les Florentins et le financement des Guerres d'Italie -- La tentation italienne -- Trois clients de Giuliano da Gagliano -- Les Médicis contestés à Lyon -- Gagliano et le financement de la guerre d'Italie.
"Lyon au tournant du XVIe siècle est une ville italienne : les marchands-banquiers florentins en particulier dominent les foires par leur maitrise des techniques bancaires et financières et leurs réseaux commerciaux efficaces. Vincent Gadagne, Albisse d'Elbène et Antoine Gondi en sont des représentants flamboyants, proches du roi de France et bien connus des Français de l'époque. Cependant, de nombreux autres marchands-banquiers, comme Giuliano da Gagliano, Alamanno et Jacopo Salviati, non moins intéressants, sont également présents à Lyon. Leurs documents comptables révèlent l'étendue et la complexité de leurs affaires et les liens qu'ils tissent entre banque, négoce et politique dans l'espace européen, dont Lyon et Florence sont des pôles."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
Book
518 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In this extraordinary new book, Andrew Konove traces the history of illicit commerce in Mexico City from the seventeenth century to the twentieth, showing how it became central to the economic and political life of the city. The story centers on the untold history of the Baratillo, the city's infamous thieves' market. Originating in the colonial-era Plaza Mayor, the Baratillo moved to the neighborhood of Tepito in the early twentieth century, where it grew into one of the world's largest emporiums for black-market goods. Konove uncovers the far-reaching ties between vendors in the Baratillo and political and mercantile elites in Mexico City, revealing the surprising clout of vendors who trafficked in the shadow economy and the diverse individuals who benefited from their trade.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520293687 20180717
Green Library