|| 1 Kothari, B L
Research methodology : tools and techniques / B L Kothari
-- Jaipur: ABD Publishers, 2011.
ISBN : 9788183761130.
001.42 KOT 133171
The book presents latest methods of research and the
methodology of presentation. The fundamental concepts and
various techniques of research is explained, followed by
an analysis of different models and real life problems to
give clear picture of the use of these research
techniques. Latest innovations and tools also help to
keep the matter up-to-date. Each approach is illustrated
|| DATA PROCESSING and COMPUTER SCIENCE
|| 2 Bonfante, Larry
Lessons in IT transformation : technology expert to
business leader / Larry Bonfante.-- Hoboken: John Wiley,
xvi, 208p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781118004470.
004.0684 BON 133075
Focusing on the qualities required to transform an
organization through the lens of the CIO, this book
provides practical advice on how to address key issues,
as well as create a context for the type of leadership
qualities required to broaden the CIO-s impact in every
aspect of the corporation. It explores relationship
management, communication skills, change management,
developing human capital, sustainability, alignment, and
qualities of great leaders.
** Information technology --Management, Leadership.
|| COMPUTER PROGRAMMING,PROGRAMS AND DATA
|| 3 Mehler, Alexander (ed.)
Modeling, learning and processing of text-technological
data structures / Alexander Mehler and others.-- Verlag:
xv, 396p. 23cm.
(Studies in computational intelligence, 370).
ISBN : 9783642226120.
005.52 MEH 133903
The book focuses on theoretical foundations of
representing natural language texts as well as on
concrete operations of automatic text processing. It
includes contributions to a wide range of topics in the
context of processing of textual data.
** Text processing (Computer science).
4 Baker, Kenneth R
Optimization modeling with spreadsheets / Kenneth R Baker
--2nd ed-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2011.
xiv, 415p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470928639.
005.54 BAK 133187
This book focus on solving real-world optimization
problems through the creation of mathematical models and
the use of spreadsheets to represent and analyze those
models. Developed and extensively classroom-tested by the
author, the book features a systematic approach that
equips readers with the skills to apply optimization
tools effectively without the need to rely on specialized
** Mathematical optimization, Managerial economics-
Mathematical models, Electronic spreadsheets.
5 Agung, I Gusti Ngurah
Cross secton and experimental data analysis using eviews
/ I Gusti Ngurah Agung.-- Singapore: John Wiley, 2011.
xix , 564p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780470828427.
005.55 AGU 133184
This book addresses basic theoretical concepts of
statistics as well as sampling methods by providing a
hands-on practical guide for conducting data analysis
using EViews combined with a variety of illustrative
models and their extensions. Models having numerically
dependent variables based on a cross-section data set
such as univariate, multivariate and nonlinear models as
well as non-parametric regressions are concentrated on.
The book shows a wide variety of hypotheses can easily be
tested using EViews.
** Statistics, EViews (Computer file)
|| MAGAZINES,JOURNALS and SERIALS
|| 6 Watkins, John
Testing it : an off-the-shelf software testing process /
John Watkins and Simon Mills.--2nd ed-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xviii, 334p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780521148016.
055.14 WAT 133091
This book provides software testing process framework for
any testing practitioner who is looking to research,
implement, roll out, adopt, and maintain a software
testing process. It covers aspects of testing for
software developed or modified in-house, modified or
extended legacy systems, and software developed by a
third party. Software professionals can customize the
framework to match the testing requirements of any
organization, and six real-world testing case studies are
provided to show how other organizations have done this.
Packed with a series of real-world case studies, the book
also provides a comprehensive set of downloadable testing
document templates, performs, and checklists to support
the process of customizing. This book demonstrates the
role and use of agile testing best practices and includes
a specific agile case study.
** Computer software-Testing.
|| 7 Banks, Sarah (ed)
Practising social work ethics around the world : cases
and commentaries / Sarah Banks and Kirsten Nohr.-- London
: Routledge, 2012.
xxxi, 264p. 23.5cm.
ISBN : 9780415560337.
174.93613 BAN 133089
This book takes real life cases featuring ethical
problems in the areas of negotiating roles and
boundaries, respecting rights, being fair, challenging
and developing organizations and working with policy and
politics. Each case opens with a brief introduction, is
followed by two commentaries and ends with questions for
reflection. The commentaries, written by authors from
different countries, refer to relevant theories,
concepts, practical matters, alternative courses of
action and their implications.
** Social service-Moral and ethical aspects--Case studies
Social workers- Professional ethics--Case studies.
|| SOCIAL SCIENCES,SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 8 Lambertini, Luca
Game theory in the social sciences : a reader-friendly
guide / Luca Lambertini.-- London: Routledge, 2011.
xiv, 186p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415664837.
300.15193 LAM 132979
This book offers an introduction to the basic tools of
game theory and an overview of a number of applications
to real-world cases, covering the areas of economics,
politics and international relations. Each chapter is
accompanied by some suggestions about further reading.
The author has taken an accessible approach to the
subject matter. No particular knowledge of calculus is
required to follow the book, and to grasp its message.
Therefore, this volume would suit undergraduate and
masters students in the social sciences without
background in the mathematics, as well as for anyone
interested in understanding relevant phenomena of
contemporary economics and politics.
** Game theory, Social sciences-Methodology.
9 Robson, Colin
Real world research : a resource for users of social
research methods in applied settings / Colin Robson.--3rd
ed-- West Sussex: John Wiley, 2011.
xxi, 586p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781405182409.
300.72 ROB 133181
This book provides a clear route-map of the various steps
needed to carry out a piece of applied research to a high
professional standard. It is accessible to those without
a social science background while providing rigorous and
fully up-to-date coverage of contemporary issues and
debates. It brings together materials and approaches from
different social science disciplines, seeing value in
both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as
their combination in mixed-method designs.
** Social sciences-Research--Methodology, Psychology-
10 Tanner, R E S
Chance and probability : the limitations of the social
sciences / R E S Tanner.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing,
xvi, 342p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180697296.
300.72 TAN 133161
This book has been categorized into three parts. Part-A
is on social science and human behavior. Part-B
highlights the chance affecting the nature and outcomes
of research and Part-C discusses the probability-
** Social sciences --Research.
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 11 Bel Bernard (ed)
Communication, culture and confrontation / Bernard Bel
and others.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2010.
xxiv, 474p. 21cm.
(Communication processes, 3).
ISBN : 9788132102274.
302.20954 BEL 133212
This book explores the level of analysis which forms ways
and media of communication appear in connection with the
cultures of communicators and their audiences. This
volume is positioned at the interface of culture and
communication-exploring ways in which interaction,
negotiations and even conflicts are voiced. It identifies
seven different cultural forms such as rituals,
narratives and songs and discusses 18 case studies to
suggest a complex model of cultural communication. It
also discusses popular culture as the site of struggle
between forces of dominant and subordinate communities.
** Communication and culture-India, Communication-Social
12 Kendall, Diana
Framing class : media representations of wealth and
poverty in america / Diana Kendall.--2nd ed-- Lanham:
Rowman and LIttlefield Publishers, 2011.
vii, 301p. 22cm
ISBN : 9781442202238.
302.230862 KEN 133068
** Mass media-Social aspects-United States, Social
classes --United States, United States --Social
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 13 Deardorff, Darla K (ed)
The sage handbook of intercultural competence / Darla K
Deardorff.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2009.
xiv, 542p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781412960458.
303.48209051 DEA 133215
This book provides the latest scholarship and work on
intercultural competence, which is so vitally necessary
in pursuit of mutual understanding and peace in today-s
world. It gives current and future focus on global
workforce development and on globalization in general.
This handbook examines the skills, attitudes, and
knowledge needed in our ever diverse world.
** Intercultural communication, Cultural pluralism.
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 14 Deshpande, Ashwini
The grammar of caste : economic discrimination in
contemporary India / Ashwini Deshpande.-- New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 2011.
xxi, 295p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780198072034.
305.51220954 DES 133126
This book examines the contemporary nature of caste
disparities in India from an economist-s perspective.
Linking the economics of caste with its politics,
sociology, and history. It provides a stimulating
assessment of continuities and changes in caste
disparities over the last two decades.
** Caste -- India, Caste -- Economic aspects -- India,
India -- Social conditions, India -- Economic conditions.
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
|| 15 Sikor, Thomas (ed)
Forests and people : property, governance and human
rights / Thomas Sikor and Johannes Stahl.-- London:
xvii, 253 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849712804.
306.09152 SIK 133147
A human rights-based agenda has received significant
attention in writings on general development policy, but
less so in forestry. This book presents a comprehensive
analysis of the rights-based agenda in forestry,
connecting it with existing work on tenure reform,
governance rights and cultural rights.
** Forest people --Land tenure, Forest people --Civil
rights, Forest people --Government relations, Forest
|| 16 Palanithurai, G
Globalization and rural development / G Palanithurai and
R Ramesh.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2011.
xvii, 289p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788180697500.
307.72095482 PAL 133166
This book is a field-based study conducted in various
districts of Tamil Nadu. Village Panchayats and NGOs were
also actively in this research Endeavour, and during
validation of the findings. The research viewed things
from the standpoint of the poor, the women, and elected
local bodies. The main frame of reference was whether the
reform measures introduced as part of LPG policies
benefits or hurts the poor, and what does it boil down to
** Rural development --Government policy --India --Tamil
|| THE POLITICAL PROCESS
|| 17 Yadav, Vineeta
Political parties, business groups, and corruption in
developing countries / Vineeta Yadav.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2011.
xii, 264p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199735914.
324.2091724 YAD 133127
In this book author examines corruption levels in sixty-
four developing democracies over a twenty-year period,
with a comparative focus on Brazil and India.
** Political corruption -- Developing countries,
Political parties -- Developing countries, Business and
politics -- Developing countries.
||18 Canterbery, E Ray
The Global great recession / E Ray Canterbery.-- New
Jersey: World Scientific, 2011.
xvi, 366p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814322768.
330 CAN 132980
The book provides a definitive account of the Great
Recession of 2007-2010. It presents an output-employment
framework for evaluating the Great Recession. A chapter
on the Great Depression provides a basis for comparison
while outlining the institutions still intact that
moderated that downturn. Finally, the aftermath of the
recession is accounted for.
** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, Financial crises,
Economics-History, India -- Economic conditions-1991-.
19 Kummel, Reiner
The second law of economics : energy, entropy, and the
origins of wealth / Reiner Kummel.-- New York: Springer,
xix, 293 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441993649.
330 KUM 133086
Nothing happens in the world without energy conversion
and entropy production. These fundamental natural laws
are familiar to most of us when applied to the evolution
of stars, biological processes, or the working of an
internal combustion engine, but what about industrial
economies and wealth production, or their constant
companion, pollution? Does economics conform to the
First and the Second Law of Thermodynamics? In this
book, the author takes us on a fascinating tour of these
laws and their influence on natural, technological, and
social evolution. Analyzing economic growth in Germany,
Japan, and the United States in light of technological
constraints on capital, labor, and energy, the author
upends conventional economic wisdom by showing that the
productive power of energy far outweighs its small share
of costs, while for labor just the opposite is true.
** Economics, Business.
20 Zambelli, Stefano (ed)
Computable, constructive and behavioural economic
dynamics : essays in honour of Kumaraswamy (Vela)
Velupillai / Stefano Zambelli.-- New York: Routledge,
2010. xxvi, 533p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415492638.
330.01 ZAM 133202
K. Vela Velupillai has made significant contributions to
various fields within economics, such as computability
theory, economic dynamics and macroeconomic theory and
policy. His stature in the discipline is beyond question
and this volume of essays in his honour reflects the
respect with which he-s rightly held. Figures such as Jean
Paul Fitoussi, Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow present
cutting edge research in these fields to amount to a
volume that will be useful reading for economists
** Macroeconomics, Economics, Mathematical.
21 Nasar, Sylvia
Grand pursuit: : the story of economic genius / Sylvia
Nasar.-- New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011.
xv, 558p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780684872988.
330.150922 NAS 133079
This book describes the epic story of the making of
modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind
from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate
in its own hands rather than in Fate. In this book the
author describes the often heroic efforts of Marx,
Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and
the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into
action-with revolutionary consequences for the world.
From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek,
Keynes-s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American
economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and
India-s Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the
insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world
from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe
and America, and now to the entire planet.
** Economics --History, Economists, Economic history.
22 Leyshon, Andrew (ed)
The sage handbook of economic geography / Andrew Leyshon
and others.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2011.
xv, 411p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781848601147.
330.9 LEY 133130
The book comprehensively summarizes the various
approaches to research that have come to constitute
contemporary economic geography. It illustrates the
profound significance for economic understanding of
thinking about the -economy- and the -economic-
geographically. It identifies critical stages in the
development of economic geography, and focuses on the key
themes and ideas that inform present thinking in the
** Economic geography.
23 Morgan, Glenn (ed.)
The oxford handbook of comparative institutional analysis
/ Glenn Morgan and others.-- New Delhi: Oxford University
xvi, 707p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780199233762.
330.9 MOR 133882
This book explores the issues, perspectives, and models,
concerned with comparative institutional analysis. The
leading scholars in the area contribute chapters to
provide a central reference point.
** Institutional economics.
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 24 Laing, Derek
Labour economics : introduction to classic and the new
labor economics / Derek Laing.-- New York: W W Norton and
xxvii, 899p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780393979527.
331 LAI 133936
The book covers both classic labor economics and the new
labor economics, which includes topics like job design,
incentives, and modern Human Resources issues. It also
includes comprehensive treatment of modern labor market
of the firm and a unique supplementary website containing
numerous policy applications and special topics such as
crime, retirement, and careers.
** Labor economics.
25 Lewin, David (ed)
Advances in industrial and labor relations / David Lewin,
Bruce E Kaufman and Paul J Gollan.-- United Kingdom:
xiv, 261p. 23cm.
(Advances in industrial and labor relations, 18).
ISBN : 9780857249074.
331 LEW 133182,vol. 18
This volume contains seven distinctive papers that
explore important aspects of contemporary employment
relationships. It deals with the dual alignment of
industrial relations activity in terms of strategic
choice and mutual gains, evidence from Canada about first
contract arbitration and its implications for the
proposed USA Employee Free Choice Act, the search for an
integrated model of worker participation and
organizational performance at the level of the firm, the
impact of employee well-being policies and sickness
absence on workplace performance, the role of
participation in decision making in reducing work-life
conflict, an institutional analysis of union engagement
in Western New York State economic development, and, the
International Labor Organization-s enforcement of labor
standards in the global maritime industry.
** Labor economics, Industrial relations, industrial
relations, labor relations.
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
||26 Mitra, Gautam (ed)
The handbook of news analytics in finance / Gautam Mitra
and Leela Mitra.-- Chichester: Wiley, 2011.
xxvi, 358p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470666791.
332.015118 MIT 133078
This book is bringing together the latest models and
applications of News Analytics( NA)for asset pricing,
portfolio construction, trading and risk control. It also
contains a discussion of technologies and finally a
compact directory of content vendor and financial
analytics companies in the marketplace of NA. The book
draws equally upon the expertise of academics and
practitioners who have developed these models. The book
will appeal to decision makers in the banking, finance
and insurance services industry. In particular: asset
managers, quantitative fund managers, hedge fund managers
algorithmic traders, proprietary (program) trading desks
sell-side firms, brokerage houses, risk managers and
research departments will benefit from the unique
insights into this new and pertinent area of financial
** Finance --Mathematical models, Risk management --
Mathematical models, Mass media --Influence.
27 Grant, Mark J
Out of the box and onto wall street : unorthodox insights
on investments and the economy / Mark J Grant.-- Hoboken:
John Wiley, 2011.
xxi, 426p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781118018101.
332.042 GRA 133196
This book gives professional managers and individual
investors detailed analyses of market trends, along with
Mark Grant-s invaluable insights into everything from the
inner workings of the world economy to little known
strategies used by the most successful investors to
common mistakes that even the most experienced investors
can make. Packed with practical insights, predictions,
and indispensable rules of the road the book is helpful
to every investors working library.
** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, Finance-History--
21st century, Investment analysis.
28 Mitra, Gautam (ed)
Asset and liability management handbook / Gautam Mitra
and Katharina Schwaiger.-- Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan,
xxxv, 515p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230277793.
332.0681 MIT 133093
Recent years have shown an increase in development and
acceptance of quantitative methods for asset and
liability management strategies. This book presents state
of the art quantitative decision models for three
sectors: pension funds, insurance companies and banks,
taking into account new regulations and the industries
** Asset-liability management, Asset-liability management
29 Hoflich, Peter
Banks at risk : global best practices in an age of
turbulence / Peter Hoflich.-- Singapore: John Wiley, 2011
xi, 236p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780470827192.
332.1 HOF 133094
This book complies the insights of 10 key figures in the
financial services industry-regulators, commercial
bankers, risk managers and infrastructure specialists-who
look at both strategic and operational issues in their
assessment of cleansing the rot from the financial
services industry in order to move to a better system of
properly-managed risk. These influential individuals
possess a valuable storehouse of global knowledge, and
their insights into what the financial services industry
needs to do to avoid the mistakes of the past are
instrumental in building a sustainable future.
** Bank management, Risk management.
30 Ramirez, Juan
Handbook of corporate equity derivatives and equity
capital markets / Juan Ramirez.-- West Sussex: Wiley,
xviii, 424p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781119975908.
332.632 RAM 132981
This book is a unique guide to building and implementing
an equity derivatives strategy. The author guides readers
through the whole range of equity derivative instruments,
showing how they can be applied to a range of equity
capital market situations, including hedging, yield
enhancement and disposal of strategic stakes, mergers and
acquisitions, stock options plan hedging, equity
financings, share buybacks and other transactions on
treasury shares, bank regulatory capital arbitrage and
tax driven situations. The book includes a number of real
life case studies demonstrating how equity derivative
strategies have and can be used.
** Derivative securities-United States, Options(Finance)-
31 Xie, Xin
Full view integrated technical analysis : a systematic
approach to active stock market investing / Xin Xie.--
Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2011.
xiii, 271p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780470825792.
332.632042 XIE 133070
A fresh approach to technical analysis utilizing a full
view (multi-time frame) integrated analytical system. Has
the bear market ended? Is the rebound lasting? Everybody
wants an answer but nobody can provide one with a good
degree of confidence. While fundamental analysis is
notoriously weak when it comes to market timing decisions
and price target forecasts, technical analysis is equally
timid in providing any concrete answers to the above
fundamentally important questions for market
participants. No existing system has produced a firm
answer with a respectable degree of conviction. This book
will present a system to answer those questions with a
high degree of confidence. For concreteness, the stock
market is used for the analyses and discussions in the
book. But the methodologies and principles apply equally
well to all financial markets, particularly the foreign
** Technical analysis (Investment analysis).
32 Schwartz, Robert A (ed)
Volatility :risk and uncertainty in financial markets /
Robert A Schwartz, John Aidan Byrne and Antoinette
Colaninno.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
xvi, 137p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441914736.
332.642 SCH 133192
This book addresses the questions concerning the
volatility in the eqity market. It gives an insight to
the dynamic process of price formation, and of the market
structure and regulatory environment within which markets
function. The Zicklin School of Business Financial
Markets Series presents insight emerging from a sequence
of conferences hosted by the Zicklin School at Baruch
College for industry professionals, regulators, and
scholars. Much more than historical documents, the
transcripts from the conferences are edited for clarity,
perspective and context, material and comments from
subsequent interviews with the panelists and speakers are
integrated for a complete thematic presentation.
** Finance, Investment, Stock Exchange.
|| SOCIALISM and RELATED SYSTEMS
|| 33 Engelskirchen, Howard
Capital as a social kind : definitions and
transformations in the critique of political economy /
Howard Engelskirchen.-- New York: Routledge, 2011.
xxv, 209p. 23cm.
(Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy).
ISBN : 9780415776912.
335.412 ENG 133199
This book provides an introduction to social kinds in
social theory. It makes a distinctive and original
contribution to Marxism an it is also important for
philosophers of science and moral theory. The author
brilliantly extends his non-reductionist approach to the
epistemology and semantics of natural kinds to illuminate
the respects of continuity and difference between
bourgeois and Marxist normative conceptions. Anyone
interested in how normative conceptions change over time
will find in Engelskirchents approach a convincing
alternative to relativist conceptions.
** Capitalism, Marxian economics.
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
|| 34 Global issues : selections from CQ researcher.-- Los
Angeles: Sage and CQ Press, 2012.
xxi, 455p. 23.5cm.
ISBN : 9781608718283.
337 GLO 133125
The book investigates 16 important and controvarsial
issues. each article gives substantial background as well
as current analysis of the issue. It meets the increasing
demand for balanced, reliable reporting on international
issues and crises. It delivers definitive, in-depth
coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of
** World politics -- 21st century, Human rights,
Environmental protection, Globalisation-Economic aspects,
International economic relations.
|| 35 Mitra, Jay
Entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development :
an introduction / Jay Mitra.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xi, 341p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415405164.
338 MIT 133090
This book focuses on different types of organizations to
illustrate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation
both for businesses and for regional development.
Establishing a firm link between entrepreneurship,
innovation and economic regeneration, this book also
examines the factors contributing to their success.
** Entrepreneurship, Technological innovations-Economic
aspects, Regional economics.
36 Tidd, Joe (ed)
Gaining momentum : managing the diffusion of innovations
/ Joe Tidd.-- London: Imperial College Press, 2010.
xiii, 431p. 22cm.
(Technology Management Vol. 15).
ISBN : 9781848163546.
338.064 TID 133010
Diffusion, or the widespread adoption of innovations, is
a critical yet under-researched topic. There is a wide
gap between development and successful adoption of an
innovation. Therefore, a better understanding of why and
how an innovation is adopted can help develop realistic
management and business plans. This book adopts a multi-
disciplinary and managerial process approach to
understanding and promoting the adoption of innovations,
based on the latest research and practice. It will be of
interest to graduates and researchers in marketing,
product development and innovation courses.
** Technological innovations, Technological innovations-
Economic aspects, Technological innovation-Management.
37 Thompson, R Paul
Agro-technology :a philosophical introduction / R Paul
Thompson.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xxiii, 233p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780521133753.
338.1 THO 133198
This book presents a clear account of the significant
issues - identifying harms and benefits, analysing and
managing risk - which lie beneath the cacophony of public
controversy. His comprehensive analysis looks especially
at genetically modified organisms, and includes an
explanation of the scientific background, an analysis of
ideological objections, a discussion of legal and ethical
concerns, a suggested alternative - organic agriculture -
and an examination of the controversy-s impact on sub-
Saharan African countries. This book is helpful for
students and other readers in philosophy, biology,
biotechnology and public policy.
** Agricultural biotechnology-Philosophy, Genetic
engineering-Philosophy, Agricultural biotechnology-Moral
and ethical aspects.
38 Barah, B C (ed.)
Agrarian distress in India : problems and remedies / B C
Barah and Smita Sirohi.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing,
xii, 284p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180697654.
338.10954 BAR 133160
This book puts together the selected works in four
important relevant thematic sections viz, (1) Indian
agriculture: pathway of complacency in quantum jump to
deteriorating food security, (2) intensity and causes of
agrarian distress, (3) opportunities for alleviating
agrarian distress, and (4) strategies to harness
opportunities. The final section gives a brief summary of
the contributions and collates opinions of various expert
groups in a single space, draws meaningful inferences and
provides a careful synthesis along with an overview of
the state of Indian agriculture as well as the problems
** Agriculture --Economic aspects --India --Congresses,
Agriculture and state --India --Congresses, Farmers --
India --Psychology --Congresses.
39 Moors, Kent
The Vega factor : oil volatility and the next global
crisis / Kent Moors.-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
xii, 431p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470602089.
338.23282 MOO 133180
The book explains how a deep structural flaw at the heart
of the global financial system currently threatens to end
the flow of affordable oil. He describes the grave
economic and geopolitical implications of out- of-control
price volatility in the oil markets. The author offers
his prescriptions for what governments, industry, and the
financial sector can do to address the mounting threat of
oil vega, before it-s too late.
** Petroleum products-Prices, Petroleum products-Prices--
Forecasting, Petroleum reserves-Economic aspects, Global
Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, Financial crises-
40 Lucarelli, Bill
The economics of financial turbulence : alternative
theories of money and finance / Bill Lucarelli.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
vi, 183p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781849808781.
338.542 LUC 133185
This book examines the origins and dynamics of financial-
economic crises. Its wide theoretical scope incorporates
the theories of Marx, Keynes and various other Post
Keynesian scholars of endogenous money, and provides a
grand synthesis of these theoretical lineages, as well as
a powerful critique of prevailing neoclassical/monetarist
theories of money.
** Financial crises.
41 Kindleberger, Charles P
Manias, panics and crashes :a history of financial crises
/ Charles P Kindleberger and Robert Z Aliber.--6th ed--
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
viii, 356p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230365353.
338.54209 KIN 133206
The book brings the history of financial crisis up to
date, covering such topics as speculative manias, the
lender of last resort and the case of Lehman Brothers.
The book emphasizes the likelihood that the roughly
concurrent credit bubbles in a number of different
countries are interrelated events, possibly responses to
common disturbance. It shows how the events are
transmitted internationally through current account
balances in a world in which capital moves easily across
** Financial crises-History , Depressions-History,
42 Leader, Sheldon (ed)
Global project finance, human rights and sustainable
development / Sheldon Leader and David Ong.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xiii, 529p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521762601.
338.927 LEA 133205
The book provide insight to finance, policy and legal
perspectives, including human rights and sustainable
development which are brought in variety of case studies.
This is aimed to examine the theoretical and practical
implications of infrastructure projects that are funded
through the project finance method, which combines
private financing with public backing.
** Infrastructure (Economics)- Finance, Human rights,
43 Biju, M R (ed.)
Developmental issues in contemporary India / M R Biju.--
New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2010.
xxxiv, 606p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180697142.
338.954 BIJ 133165
This book has been broadly categorized under five
categories. Part-I examines developmental projects,
action plans and good governance. Part-II highlights
issues on human rights. Topic of discussion in Part-III
is on education and development. Part-IV highlights the
issues and concerns of the marginalized and the
concluding part presents the various aspects of
** Economic development projects --India, Human rights --
India, Education and state --India, Rural development --
Government policy --India.
44 Datta, Sankar (ed.)
State of India-s livelihoods report 2011 / Sankar Datta,
Orlanda Ruthven and Vipin Sharma.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2012
xix, 152p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9788132107088.
338.954 DAT 133874
The book presents the status of livelihoods during 2010-
11. It analyzes different trends and various challenges
affecting livelihood opportunities. It zooms in on some
key debates and conflicts in the sphere of livelihoods
arising from the global economic slowdown, the Indian
agricultural crisis, food inflation and hunger, the
status of health and education, drastic climatic changes,
and so on.
** Sustainable development -- India, Sustainable
development reporting -- India.
45 Vilanilam, J V
Development communication in practice : India and the
millennium development goals / J V Vilanilam.-- New Delhi
: Sage, 2009.
xx, 272p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788132100652.
338.9540014 VIL 133211
This book takes a fresh look at development communication
in the Indian context. Charting its international history
and discussing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
that evolved as part of the phenomenon of globalization.
It links the history of India-s development with
development communication and discusses the role of media
in disseminating information to the public. It analyzes
seven Indian newspapers for a period of seven months and
evaluates the extent to which development issues are
addressed in them. It reviews recent concepts on poverty
measurement and the MDGs set forth by global scholars
such as Jagdish Bhagwati, Amartya Sen and Joseph
** Mass media-India, Technological innovations-India,
India-Economic policy-1991, India-Economic conditions-
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
|| 46 Sardoni, Claudio
Unemployment, recession and effective demand : the
contributions of Marx, Keynes and Kalecki / Claudio
Sardoni.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
x, 174p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781848449695.
339 SAR 133178
This book presents a critical examination of the
foundations of macroeconomics as developed in the
traditions of Marx, Keynes and Kalecki, which are
contrasted with the current mainstream. Particular
attention is given to the problem of market forms and
their relevance for macroeconomics. Professional
economists and postgraduate students in economics, in
particular those concerned with macroeconomics and the
history of economic thought in the 20th century, will
find this insightful resource invaluable. This book
should be required reading for a large proportion of the
economics profession who are dissatisfied with the
** Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946
Kalecki, Michat, Macroeconomics.
47 Banerjee, Abhijit V
Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight
global poverty / Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther Duflo.--
Noida: Random House India, 2011.
xi, 303p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788184001815.
339.46091724 BAN 133944-133945
This book is an informed, challenging debate on poverty,
which closely examines solutions that have made a real
and positive difference. It is helpful to understand the
real causes of poverty and how to end it.
** Economic assistance -- Developing countries, Poverty -
|| MILITARY,TAX,TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 48 Jarvis, Darryl S L (ed)
Infrastructure regulation : what works, why and how do we
know?: lessons from Asia and beyond / Darryl S L Jarvis
and others.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2011.
xxi, 599p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814335737.
343.09 JAR 132984
Regulation of public infrastructure has been a topic of
interest for more than a century. This book exploring the
theoretical foundations of regulations as well as series
of case studies drawn from the telecommunications,
electricity, and water sectors. It brings together
distinguished scholars and expert practitioners to
explore the practical problems of regulation, regulatory
design, infrastructure operation, and the implications
for infrastructure provision.
** Public utilities-Law and legislation.
|| PRIVATE LAW
|| 49 Devonshire-Ellis, Chris (ed.)
Intellectual property rights in China / Chris Devonshire-
Ellis, Andy Scott and Sam Woollard.--2nd ed-- Heidelberg:
vii, 59 p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642154072.
346.51048 DEV 133210
In this guide, there is an overview of all aspects of IPR
and protection in China. It covers protocol for dealing
with trade fairs, to the application processes for
trademarks, patents, copyright and licensing, as well as
dealing with infringements and enforcement.
** Intellectual property -- China.
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 50 Stephen, M
Contextual issues : theological, ethical and
missiological responses / M Stephen.-- New Delhi: Concept
Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., 2011.
ISBN : 9788180697692.
361.1 STE 133164
This book deals with some of the crucial issues faced by
humanity in this present time of greed, selfishness,
competition and exploitation with increased injustices
dehumanizing a huge number of masses. It is concentrated
more on the issues of the powerless or the marginalized
people and in particular pertaining to ecology, women,
slum dwellers, sex workers and transgender serving as an
eye-opener to the realities around us.
** Social problems, Social problems-India, Situation
|| SOCIAL WELFARE PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 51 Guinane, Carole
Improving quality in outpatient services / Carole Guinane
and Noreen Davis.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011.
xx, 279p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781439850602.
362.1068 GUI 133209
This book offers time-tested instruction on how to create
a world-class outpatient program. It supplies a high-
level overview of current opportunities, national quality
programs, and challenges outlining the policies,
procedures, and plans required for success. The authors
address documentation and human resources factors and
supply an abundance of information and resources in the
appendices, including how and where to apply for
certification, medical record review tools, policy and
procedure checklists, and a state-by-state listing of
resources available for outpatient and ambulatory
** Healthcare management, Hospital management.
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 52 Morgan, Bronwen
Water on tap : rights and regulation in the transnational
governance of urban water services / Bronwen Morgan.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xiii, 226p.
ISBN : 9781107008946.
363.61 MOR 133191
In the 1990s and mid 2000s, turbulent political and
social protests surrounded the issue of private sector
involvement in providing urban water services in both the
developed and developing world. This book explores
examples of such conflicts in six national settings
(France, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and New
Zealand), focusing on a central question: how were rights
and regulation mobilised to address the demands of
redistribution and recognition? Two modes of governance
emerged: managed liberalisation and participatory
democracy, often in hybrid forms that complicated simple
oppositions between public and private, commodity and
human right. The book examine the effects of
transnational and domestic regulatory frameworks shaping
the provision of urban water services, bilateral
investment treaties and the contributions of non-state
** Water utilities-Law and regulation, International
business enterprises-Law and legislation, Privatisation-
Law and legislation.
|| HIGHER EDUCATION
|| 53 Morgan, W John (ed)
Higher education reform in China : beyond the expansion /
W John Morgan and Bin Wu.-- London: Routledge, 2011.
xiii, 174p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415564137.
378.5109051 MOR 133071
This book provides a critical examination the challenges
to the development and sustainability of higher education
in China: Can its universities move from quantity to
quality? How will so many graduates find jobs in line
with their expectations? Can Britain and other western
countries continue to benefit from China-s education
boom? What are the prospects for collaboration in
research? This book evaluates the prospects for Chinese
and foreign HE providers, regulators and other
stakeholders. It introduces the key changes in China-s HE
programme since the Opening-Up policy in 1978 and
analyses the achievements and the challenges over the
subsequent three decades. Furthermore, it sheds light on
new reforms that are likely to take place in the future,
particularly as a result of the ongoing international
** Education, Higher --China, Educational change --China,
Educational innovations --China, Education and state --
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 54 Bernstein, William J
A splendid exchange : how trade shaped the world /
William J Bernstein.-- New York: Grove Press, 2008.
x, 467p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780802144164.
382.09 BER 133194
The author draws upon a vast historical context to show
how trade-s development is part of society-s natural
progression towards prosperity, and he makes a
convincing case that trade and trade policy have been the
catalyst for the development of ambitious nations. The
author employs substantial data to illustrate the
importance of trade in human progress.
** International trade-History, International relations.
55 Buthe, Tim
The new global rulers : the privatization of regulation
in the world economy / Tim Buthe and Walter Mattli.--
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.
xvii, 301p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691144795.
382.3 BUT 133076
Over the past two decades, governments have delegated
extensive regulatory authority to international private-
sector organizations. This internationalization and
privatization of rule making has been motivated not only
by the economic benefits of common rules for global
markets, but also by the realization that government
regulators often lack the expertise and resources to deal
with increasingly complex and urgent regulatory tasks.
This book examines who writes the rules in international
private organizations, as well as who wins, who loses--
** Commercial policy --International cooperation, Foreign
trade regulation, International finance.
|| 56 Riley, K F
Foundation mathematics for the physical sciences / K F
Riley and M P Hobson.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
xiii, 721p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107647671.
510 RIL 133216
This textbook develops the basic mathematical tools
needed by first-and second year undergraduates to solve
problems in the physical sciences. Students gain hand-on
experience through hundreds of worked examples, end-of-
section exercises, self test questions and homework
** Mathematics, Mathematics-Problems, exercises, etc .
57 Gautschi, Walter (ed)
Approximation and computation : in honor of Gradimir V
Milovanovic / Walter Gautschi, Giuseppe Mastroianni and
Themistocles M Ras.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
xvii, 480p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441965936.
511.4 GAU 133092
Approximation theory and numerical analysis are central
to the creation of accurate computer simulations and
mathematical models. This book describes new trends in
theses important areas of research including theoretical
developments, new computational algorithms, and
multidisciplinary applications. It Presents results and
approximation methods in various computational settings
including polynomial and orthogonal systems, analytic
functions, and differential equations. It provides a
historical overview of approximation theory and many of
its sub disciplines. The book contains new results from
diverse areas of research spanning mathematics,
engineering, and the computational sciences.
** Approximation theory-Data processing--Congresses,
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
|| 58 Monahan, John F
Numerical methods of statistics / John F Monahan.--2nd ed
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
ISBN : 9781107665934.
519.5 MON 133217
This book explains how computer software is designed to
perform the tasks required for sophisticated statistical
analysis. The first half of the book provides a basic
background in numerical analysis emphasizing issues
important to statisticians. The next several chapters
cover a broad array of statistical tools, such as maximum
likelihood and nonlinear regression. The author treats
application of numerical tools: numerical integration and
random number generation are explained in a unified
manner reflecting complementary views of Monte Carlo
** Mathematical statistics-Data processing, Numerical
59 Schumacker, Randall E
A beginner-s guide to structural equation modeling /
Randall E Schumacker and Richard G Lomax.--3rd ed-- New
York: Routledge, 2010.
xx, 510p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781841698915.
519.53 SCH 133095
The book first reviews the basics of SEM, data
entry/editing, and correlation. Next the authors
highlight the basic steps of SEM: model specification,
identification, estimation, testing, and modification,
followed by issues related to model fit and power and
sample size. Chapters 6 through 10 follow the steps of
modeling using regression, path, confirmatory factor, and
structural equation models. Next readers find a chapter
on reporting SEM research including a checklist to guide
decision-making, followed by one on model validation.
Chapters 13 through 16 provide examples of various SEM
model applications. The book concludes with the matrix
approach to SEM using examples from previous chapters.
** Structural equation modeling, Social sciences --
|| 60 Jones, Lawrence
Innovation was not enough : a history of the midwestern
universities research association (MURA) / Lawrence Jones
and others.-- Chennai: World Scientific, 2010.
xi, 256p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9789812832832.
539.73072078 JON 133017
This book presents a history of the Midwestern
Universities Research Association (MURA) during its
lifetime from the early 1950s to the late 1960s. MURA was
responsible for a number of important contributions to
the science of particle accelerators, including the
invention of fixed field alternating gradient
accelerators (FFAG), as well as contributions to
accelerator orbit theory, radio frequency acceleration
techniques, colliding beams technology, orbit
instabilities, computation methods, and designs of
accelerator magnets and linear accelerator cavities. A
number of students were trained by MURA in accelerator
techniques, and went on to important posts where they
made further contributions to the field. The authors were
all members of the MURA staff and themselves made many
contributions to the field.
** Particle accelerators-Research, Physics, Modern,
|| GENETICS and EVOLUTION
|| 61 Bernier, Louise
Justice in genetics : intellectual property and human
rights from a cosmopolitan liberal perspective / Louise
Bernier.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010.
xiii, 255p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781848443150.
576.5 BER 132511
Providing new insight into the ideas surrounding one of
the longest running and hotly debated governmental issues
- the global access to healthcare challenge. It offers a
useful justification for engaging in a global and more
equitable redistribution of health related resources.
** Genetics -- Social aspects, Intellectual property,
Medical care, Human rights.
|| 62 El-Reddy, Mohamed A
Construction management for industrial projects : a
modular guide for project managers / Mohamed A El-Reedy.-
Hoboken: Wiley, 2011.
xviii, 392p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470878163.
624.068 ELR 133203
This book presents techniques for effective and
successful project management across all phases of the
project, covering all of the management tools and
leadership skills for any industrial project, from the
beginning of the project, through the feasibility study,
execution, and to operations and maintenance strategy.
Using common sense methods, this volume focuses on the
practical aspects of project management in construction
management. It presents advanced modern tools for use by
management and engineers in decision making, and it
covers the gap between project management theories of the
** Construction industry -- Management , Petroleum
industry and trade , Project management ,
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 63 Nemethy, Les
Business exit planning : options, value enhancement, and
transaction management for business owners / Les Nemethy.
-- Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2011. xx, 187p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470905319.
658.164 NEM 133097
The book includes 30 relevant mini-case studies on
business exit planning and transaction management, as
well as a glossary of frequently used technical terms.
Details options for those owners who no longer want to be
active in the business, as well as for those who want to
remain invested. Covers a wide range of topics related to
business exit planning and transaction management,
including IPO, MBO, refinancing, ESOPs, building an exit
team, business plan and valuation, due diligence, and
estate planning. Regardless of whether a business owner
seeks an immediate exit or a staged exit over time,
Business Exit Planning provides a comprehensive strategy
and road map to define exit-related objectives.
** Sale of business enterprises.
64 Gupta, B L
Competency framework for human resources management / B L
Gupta.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2011.
ISBN : 9788180697388.
658.3 GUP 133163
This book addresses the long felt needs of human
resources manager responsible for competency based human
resource management. In this book, the author has used
the relevant information from various disciplines,
without defining and describing the concepts and
** Personal management, Employee competitive behavior.
65 Vries, Manfred Kets de
The coaching kaleidoscope : insights from the inside /
Manfred Kets de Vries and others.-- Hampshire: Palgrave
xli, 261p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230239982.
658.3124 KET 133186
This book deals with how coaching interventions can drive
a journey of transformational change at individual, team,
and organizational levels. As a result, coaching
interventions serve to create more reflective people, who
in turn, create better organizations. The group coaching
methodology, used by the INSEAD Global Leadership Center
(IGLC) and adopted by the Center for Leadership
Development Research (CLDR) at the European School of
Technology and Management (ESMT), Berlin, is the basis
for developing the theoretical assumptions behind the
chapters. The book sheds light on how the -magic- of
coaching works, what coaches actually do, and how their
** Executive coaching, Leadership.
66 Raynus, Joseph
Improving business process performance : gain agility,
create value and achieve success / Joseph Raynus.-- Boca
Raton: CRC Press, 2011.
xxiv, 321p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781420072495.
658.401 RAY 133072
This text surveys and integrates quantitative approaches
that have become very popular in recent years: Goal
Driven Measurements (GQM), Business Process Management
(BPM), Lean Methodology, and the Balanced Score Card. It
presents practical methodology that allows organizations
to build a measurements framework with the ability to not
just monitor the events but to continuously improve and
refine them by providing a feedback loop for analysis,
goal, and strategy adjustments. This measurement
framework is linked to an organization-s overall strategy
and quantitative achievement information is fed back to
** Organizational effectiveness, Management, Performance.
67 Aalst, Wil van der
Modeling business processes : a petri net-oriented
approach / Wil van der Aalst and Christian Stahl.--
Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011.
xii, 386p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262015387.
658.40380151135 AAL 133875
The book focuses on business process. It describes and
demonstrates the formal modeling of processes in terms of
Petri nets, using a well-established theory for capturing
and analyzing models with concurrency.
** Business -- Data processing, Management information
systems, Petri nets.
68 Canary, Heather E (ed)
Communication and organizational knowledge : contemporary
issues for theory and practice / Heather E Canary and
Robert D McPhee.-- New York: Routledge, 2011.
xxii, 318p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415804035.
658.4038 CAN 133201
This book provides an overview of communication-centered
theory and research regarding organizational knowledge
and learning. It brings the work of scholars in
communication, management, information technology, and
other disciplines together in a coherent volume that
represents existing research and theory on communication-
related knowledge work.
** Marketing personnel -- Attitudes , Marketing --
Management -- Case studies , Corporate image , Public
relations personnel -- Attitudes , Interprofessional
69 Chan, Man-Chung (ed)
Challenges in information technology management / Man-
Chung Chan, Ronnie Cheung and James N Liu.-- Chennai:
World Scientific, 2008.
xi, 213p. 29cm.
ISBN : 9789812819062.
658.4038 CHA 133015
This book contains some research papers from the
International conference on information technology and
management. It comprises 30 selected and refereed papers
in the development of enabling technologies, electronic
commerce and knowledge management, and IT systems and
** Information technology -- Management.
70 Spangle, Michael L
Negotiation : communication for diverse settings /
Michael L Spangle and Myra Warren Isenhart.-- New Delhi:
xxii, 435p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788178298894.
658.4052 SPA 133214
This book provides comprehensive overview of the
negotiation process as it applies to wide variety of
contexts. Skillfully weaving practitioner interviews and
real world examples throughout the book, the authors
emphasis the day-to-day relevance of negotiation skill.
The authors provide knowledge vital to successful
negotiation in a variety of situation, including
interpersonal relations, the workplace, shopping and
other consumer settings, community relations, and
international affairs. It also discusses the moral and
ethical dilemmas of negotiation.
** Executive management, Personal Management.
71 Kane, Gareth
The Green executive : corporate leadership in a low
carbon economy / Gareth Kane.-- London: Earthscan, 2011.
xv, 271p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781849713344.
658.4083 KAN 133148
This book provides everything to know to develop a
winning sustainability strategy and the leadership skills
require to implement that strategy. The first part of the
book explores the business case for action taking into
consideration opportunities, threats of inaction, risks
of action and the ethical dimension. This is followed by
an overview of global environmental problems, including
the big three: climate change, resource depletion and
toxic materials, and global solutions - including eco-
efficiency and industrial ecology. The third part
translates these large scale solutions into practical
actions for a single business ranging from simple
housekeeping measures through to innovative business
models. The final, crucial part introduces the
sustainability maturity model and provides an insight
into how the highest level of that model can be achieved.
** Business enterprises --Environmental aspects,
Management --Environmental aspects, Sustainable
development, Green marketing.
72 Board Source
The handbook of nonprofit governance / Board Source.--
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
xix, 392p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470457634.
658.422 BOA 133193
This handbook serves as a comprehensive reference and
answers questions of all types about board governance,
using the expertise from nonprofit leaders nationwide, as
well as information from the BoardSource Governance Index
Survey, findings from governing board self-assessments,
and questions and challenges heard by BoardSource daily.
Complete with case studies that illustrate how governance
works in the real world, sidebars that focus on important
topics, and data gleaned from surveys.
** Nonprofit organizations-Management, Corporate
governance, Boards of directors, Corporate governance-
73 Quintanilla, Kelly M
Business and professional communication : keys for
workplace excellence / Kelly M Quintanilla and Shawn T
Wahl.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2011.
xxi, 353p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132106241.
658.45 QUI 133213
This book presents an exciting new approach to teaching
the core concepts and techniques of business and
professional communication. It is organized in to five
stages of experience that come with entering the
workplace for the first time, receiving a promotion, or
** Business communication.
74 Tu, Yiliu
One-of-a-kind production / Yiliu Tu and Paul Dean.--
London: Springer, 2011.
xii, 302p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849965309.
658.500285 TUY 133195
This book introduces a novel strategy and technology to
help OKP companies to efficiently mass-produce customized
products. In One-of-a-Kind Production, case studies from
OKP companies are used to validate the feasibility and
effectiveness of the OKP strategy and technology. These
case studies include: a structural steel construction
company, a manufacturer of specifically ordered
compressors and refrigeration systems, a customized high
pressure vessel manufacturing company, and a custom
window and door manufacturer. The authors offer a year-s
free access to the OKP Management and Control Software
System. It is a valuable guide -- for production
engineers and managerial staff in manufacturing
companies, as well as for university researchers and
** Production, Mass customization, Production planning.
75 Roper, Alan Thomas
Forecasting and management of technology / Alan Thomas
Roper and others.--2nd ed-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2011.
xv, 336p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470440902.
658.514 ROP 132978
The book discusses general issues that are related to
forecasting and management, an area that has grown in
importance and sophistication over the past few decades.
It includes expanded coverage of evolving methodologies
through the use of numerous exhibits, case studies, and
exercises to show how to apply these methods to
significant issues in managing technological
development. It delivers a detailed study of forecasting
tools and analyses to assist companies in adapting to new
technologies that are constantly expanding, and helps
them discover the necessity and advantages of integrating
technology into their organizational strategies.
** Technological forecasting , Technological innovations-
76 Altay, Nezih (ed)
Service parts management : demand forecasting and
inventory control / Nezih Altay and Lewis A Litteral.--
London: Springer, 2011.
xiv, 311p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857296380.
658.787 ALT 133197
This book provides the reader with an overview and a
detailed treatment of the current state of the research
available on the forecasting and inventory management of
items with intermittent demand. It is a comprehensive
review of service parts management and provides a
starting point for researchers, postgraduate students,
and anyone interested in forecasting or managing
** Inventory control, Supply and demand, Spare parts-
77 Sachs, Marylee
The changing mo of the cmo : how the convergence of brand
and reputation is affecting marketers / Marylee Sachs.--
Surrey: Gower, 2011.
xiv, 103p. 24.5cm.
ISBN : 9781409423157.
658.827 SAC 133200
The book explores how some organizations are making the
most of a blended approach to communications and
marketing and how CMOs can respond to and prepare for
their new responsibilities. It illustrates how PR can
provide: authenticity, relevance and advocacy to
marketing integration of an organization-s approach to
paid, owned and earned media channels, and, a strategic
risk management tool for assuring reputation and managing
crisis communication. Changing the traditional roles of
marketing and communications may be an imperative for
organizations. That doesn-t make it easy. This readable
and credible short guide provides a sense of the
opportunities and obstacles involved and the vision
required to change the culture of marketing and
** Marketing personnel-Attitudes, Marketing-Management--
Case studies, Corporate image, Public relations personnel
|| CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
|| 78 Carter, Colin A (ed)
Genetically modified food and global welfare / Colin A
Carter, GianCarlo Moschini and Ian Sheldon.-- United
Kingdom: Emerald, 2011.
xxviii, 380p. 23cm.
(Frontiers of economics and globalization, 10).
ISBN : 9780857247575.
660.6 CAR 133190
This book discusses key questions related to genetically
modified (GM) crops and the use of biotechnology in food
and agriculture. Contributors are top agricultural
economists from around the world, looking at areas such
as consumer attitudes, environmental impact, regulation,
investment, and development. After an international
overview and a review of emerging biotechnology
applications in agriculture, chapters investigate areas
such as GM crops and global food security, current and
potential farm-level impacts of GM crops in developing
countries, biotechnology in India and China, and the
contributions of public and private RandD to biotechnology
innovation. Other areas explored are spatial pricing of
GM hybrid corn seeds, biotechnology and biofuel, and the
effect of GM labeling regimes on market outcomes.
|| DRAWING and DECORATIVE ARTS
|| 79 McQuilten, Grace
Art in consumer culture : mis-design / Grace McQuilten.--
Surrey: Ashgate, 2011.
viii, 203 p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9781409422402.
745.209051 MAC 133183
This book examines the collusion of -art- and -design- in
contemporary artistic practices in order to find avenues
of critique in a commercially driven cultural landscape.
The author focuses on the work of Takashi Murakami,
Andrea Zittel, Adam Kalkin and Vito Acconci, four
contemporary artists who claim to be working in the field
of design rather than the traditional art world.
McQuilten argues that Zittel, Acconci and Kalkin engage
with -design- only to reactivate the critical practice of
art in a more direct engagement with capital - and
conceives of and affirms a future for art, outside of the
art world, as a parasite in the complex beast of late
capitalism. This book is an important and timely
provocation to a cynical and apathetic consumer culture,
and a call to arms for creative freedom and critical
** Design-Philosophy, Art and design.
|| SPORTS,GAMES and ENTERTAINMENT
||80 Houlihan, Barrie (ed)
Routledge handbook of sports development / Barrie
Houlihan and Mick Green.-- London: Routledge, 2011.
xvi, 648p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415479967.
796.069 HOU 133179
The book identifies and defines the core functions of
sports development, exploring the interface between
sports development and cognate fields such as education,
coaching, community welfare and policy. The book presents
important new studies of sports development around the
world, illustrating the breadth of practice within and
between countries, and examines the most important issues
facing practitioners within sports development today,
from child protection to partnership working.
** Sports administration-United States, Sports-Social
aspects--United States, Sports and state-United States.
|| LITERATURE, RHETORIC and CRITICISM
|| 81 Bonnett, Alastair
How to argue : essential skills for writing and speaking
convincingly / Alastair Bonnett.--2nd ed-- Harlow:
xiii, 145 p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780132412476.
808 BON 131995
this book is for guidance through the techniques of
forming an academic argument, from contradictions and
tensions, to empirical adequacy, structure and
** English language -- Rhetoric, Social sciences --
Authorship, Persuasion (Rhetoric).
|| GEOGRAPHY and TRAVEL
|| 82 Agnew, John A (ed)
The sage handbook of geographical knowledge / John A
Agnew and David N Livingstone.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2011.
xvi, 636p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781412910811.
910.01 AGN 133129
This book is a critical exploration of how the field has
emerged and fared over the course of its modern
institutionalization. It provides a refreshingly
innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A
wide range of authors trace the social construction and
contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of
their production and their relational geographies of
** Geography -- Philosophy.
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
|| 83 Gottlob, Michael
History and politics in post-colonial India / Michael
Gottlob.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011. xi,
ISBN : 9780198072485.
954 GOT 132983
The book discusses diverse areas- like methodological
research and public use of history, cultural diversity
and identity, nationalism and communalism, and social
movements-and deconstructs their far reaching
implications in cotemporary India. It also examines the
role women, dalits, and adivasis to understand their
position in the multicultural reality of India. A nuanced
yet lucid approach to the study of the politics of
identity in independent India, this book will not only be
indispensable to scholars and students of modern Indian
history and politics, but will also be of great interest
to the general reader trying to make sense of
** Cultural pluralism-India, India-Historiography--
Political aspects, India-History--Study and teaching.