|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 1 Goddard, Angela
Language and technology / Angela Goddard and Beverly
Geesin.-- London: Routledge, 2011.
ix, 111p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415604161.
006.754 GOD 134813
This book provides an introduction to the field of
language and technology and examines the way in which
language is used and affected by the new technologies
that are springing up around us.
** Communication and technology, Language and languages -
Study and teaching --Technological innovations, Social
networks, Interpersonal relations.
|| APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
|| 2 Weinberg, Ashley
Stress in turbulent times / Ashley Weinberg and Cary
Cooper.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
vii, 157p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230235601.
158.72 WEI 134802
Stress is undoubtedly one of the major work related
illnesses and is even more common in times of economic
uncertainty and downturn. In this new and innovative book
authors asses the psychological challenges created by
instability and uncertainty and provide a survival
toolkit that shows you how to combat stress in your own
** Job stress --Management, Job stress --Prevention.
|| OTHER RELIGIONS
|| 3 Gifford, Julie A
Buddhist practice and visual culture : the visual
rhetoric of Borobudur / Julie A Gifford.-- London:
xviii, 222p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415780988.
294.343509598 GIF 134820
Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist
monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at
Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that
could have informed Borobudur, including both the
narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author
explores a version of the classical Mahayana that
foregrounds the importance of the visual in relation to
Buddhist philosophy, meditation, devotion, and ritual.
The book goes on to show that the architects of Borobudur
designed a visual world in which the Buddha appeared in a
variety of forms and could be interpreted in three ways:
by realizing the true nature of his teaching, through
visionary experience, and by encountering his numinous
presence in images.
** Borobudur (Temple : Magelang, Indonesia), Mahayana
Buddhism in art.
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 4 Margolis, Eric (ed)
The Sage handbook of visual research methods / Eric
Margolis and Luc Pauwels.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2011.
xxi, 754p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781847875563.
302.072 MAR 134816
** Visual sociology --Methodology, Social sciences --
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 5 Anheier, Helmut (ed)
Heritage, memory and identity / Helmut Anheier and
Yudhishthir Raj Isar.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2011.
xxiv, 416p., 24cm.
(The Cultures and globalization series, 4).
ISBN : 9780857023902.
303.482 ANH 134815
Heritage, memory, and identity are closely connected
keywords of our time, each endowed with considerable
rhetorical power. Different human groups define certain
objects and practices as èheritageè, they envision
heritage to reflect some form of collective memory,
either lived or imagined, and they combine both to
construct cultural identities. Today, the three terms
raise conjoined issues of practice, policy and politics
in an increasingly globalized world. Bringing together a
truly global range of scholars, this volume explores
heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of
subjects, including heritage sites, practices of
memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and
** Culture and globalization 2. Arts and globalization
6 Keirn, Tim (ed)
British encounters with India, 1750-1830 : a sourcebook /
Tim Keirn and Norbert Schurer.-- New York: Palgrave
xv, 229p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230231436.
303.48254041 KEI 134819
A collection of 18th- and early 19th-century primary
texts and images that represent various facets of the
cross-cultural interaction between India and Britain. The
anthology suggests that for a brief period -- while most
Europeans were involved in projects of Empire and
domination -- some British envisioned a convergence of
** Anglo-Indian literature --History and criticism,
Travelers- writings, English --India --History and
criticism., Indic literature (English) --History and
criticism, Nationalism and literature --India.
7 Wieviorka, Michel
Violence: a new approach / Michel Wieviorka.-- Los
Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009.
vi, 183p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781847875457.
303.6 WIE 134827
Violence is an ever-present phenomenon - obstinately
resistant to interpretation. This text offers new tools
to understand and analyse violence, presenting a new
approach based on the subjectivity of the actor, and on
the relation between violence and meaning. The first
section discusses violence and conflict, violence and the
state, and violence and the media. This provides critical
context for developing a new paradigm. The second section
gives more importance to the concept of the subject than
more classical paradigms. The text distinguishes
different possible relations between the meaning of
action and violence and proposes a new typology of the
subjects involved in violence. It gives particular
emphasis to discussing cruelty, violence for violence
sake, and -pure- violence.
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
|| 8 Clark, Nigel
Inhuman nature :sociable life on a dynamic planet / Nigel
Clark.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2011.
xxii, 245p. 24cm.
(Theory, culture and society).
ISBN : 9780761957249.
304.2 CLA 134810
The earth in physical and social thought -- Ways to make
a world: from relational materiality to radical asymmetry
-- After the Tsunami: vulnerability on a volatile planet
- Quaking: the 1755 Lisbon disaster and the modern
subject -- Justice and abrupt climate change -- Hurricane
Katrina and the origins of community -- èBurning for the
otherè: colonial encounters on a planet of fire --
Extending hospitality: global mobility and journeys in
** Nature - Effect of human beings on 2. Earth sciences
3. Natural disasters
9 Hillel, Daniel (ed)
Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems : impacts,
adaptation and mitigation / Daniel Hillel and Cynthia
Rosenzweig.-- London: Imperial College Press, 2011.
xii, 440p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781848166554.
304.25 HIL 134809
The portending process of climate change, induced by the
anthropogenic accumulations of greenhouse gases in the
atmosphere, is likely to generate effects that will
cascade through the biosphere, impacting all life on
earth and bearing upon human endeavors. Of special
concern is the potential effect on agriculture and global
food security. Anticipating these effects demands that
scientists widen their field of vision and cooperate
across disciplines to encompass increasingly complex
interactions. This handbook presents an exposition of
current research on the impacts, adaptation, and
mitigation of climate change in relation to
agroecosystems. The first volume in what is intended to
be an ongoing series dedicated to elucidating the
interactions of climate change with a broad range of
sectors and systems, and to developing and spurring
effective responses to this global challenge.
** Climate change mitigation 2. Climatic changes 3.
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 10 Ambedkar, S N
Women empowerment and Panchayati raj / S N Ambedkar and
Shilaja Nagendra.--2nd ed-- Jaipur: ABD Publishers, 2011.
viii, 219p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788189011499.
305.420954 AMB 134772
The empowerment of Rural Women is crucial for the
development of rural Bharat. Women-s equal participation
in decision making is not only a demand for simple
justice or democracy but can also be seen as a necessary
condition for women-s interests to be taken into account.
Without the active participation of women perspective at
all levels of decision-making the goals of equality,
development and peace can not be achieved. The book tries
to analyze the perceptions and orientations of the women
leaders manning the decentralized democracies on various
issues pertaining to the new Panchayati Raj system in
** Women --Political activity --India, Panchayat --India,
Women --India --Social conditions --20th century.
11 Kumar, Aman
Panchayati raj and women empowerment : microfinance and
agriculture / Aman Kumar.-- Jaipur: AADI publications,
2011. vi, 272p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9789380902494.
305.420954 KUM 134770
This book explains the route lines of women empowerment,
micro finance and agriculture in the current era of 21st
century. This book shows the socio-economic status of
Indian women and how the present democratic system
provides them equality and strives to get them into an
elected political system.
** Women -- Political activity -- India, Panchayat --
India, Women in development -- India, Women -- India --
12 Chen, Janet Y
Guilty of indigence : the urban poor in China, 1900-1953
/ Janet Y Chen.-- Princeton: Princeton University Press,
viii, 309p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691152103.
305.569095109041 CHE 134823
In the early twentieth century, a time of political
fragmentation and social upheaval in China, poverty
became the focus of an anguished national conversation
about the future of the country. Investigating the lives
of the urban poor in China during this critical era, the
book examines the solutions implemented by a nation
attempting to deal with "society-s most fundamental
problem." Interweaving analysis of shifting social
viewpoints, the evolution of poor relief institutions,
and they lived experiences of the urban poor, Janet Chen
explores the development of Chinese attitudes toward
urban poverty and of policies intended for its
alleviation. Drawing on vast archival material, the book
deepens the historical perspective on poverty in China
and reveals critical lessons about a still-pervasive
** Urban poor --China --History --20th century, Poverty -
China --History --20th century, China --Social conditions
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
||13 Sugimoto, Yoshio
An Introduction to Japanese Society / Yoshio Sugimoto.--
3rd ed-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xii, 345p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521705196.
306.0952 SUG 134814
Essential reading for students of Japanese society, An
Introduction to Japanese Society now enters its third
edition. Here, internationally renowned scholar, Yoshio
Sugimoto, writes a sophisticated, yet highly readable and
lucid text, using both English and Japanese sources to
update and expand upon his original narrative. The book
challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises a
uniform culture, and draws attention to its subcultural
diversity and class competition. Covering all aspects of
Japanese society, it includes chapters on class,
geographical and generational variation, work, education,
gender, minorities, popular culture and the
establishment. This new edition features sections on:
Japan-s cultural capitalism, the decline of the
conventional Japanese management model, the rise of the
-socially divided society- thesis, changes of government,
the spread of manga, animatio.
** Japan-Social conditions 2. Japan-Social life and
14 Meyerhoff, Miriam
Introducing sociolinguistics / Miriam Meyerhoff.--2nd ed-
London: Routledge, 2011.
xxv, 341p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415550062.
306.44 MEY 134812
Equipping students with the necessary tools for an
excellent command of the subject, this new edition
explores a range of topics, including language attitudes,
gender, and social dialects. Exercises help readers to
critically engage with the text. Now supported by The
Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader, the textbook also
shares a common website with interactive exercises, web-
and video links to examples, an online glossary and
interview with the author.
15 Paris, Django
Language across difference : ethnicity, communication,
and youth identities in changing urban schools / Django
Paris.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xiii, 212p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780521193375.
306.44609794 PAR 134818
** Language and languages-Study and teaching,
Multicultural education, Sociolinguistics.
|| 16 Tanuria, B G
Rural development / B G Tanuria.-- Jaipur: Ritu
ISBN : 9789381422212.
307.14120954 TAN 134771
Rural development of our country includes any programme
for promoting the social and economic welfare of rural
population or the upliftment of the masses in rural area.
This book contains the following contents : Concept and
significance of rural development, strategy of rural
development, rural development administration, rural
development programmes, agencies for rural development
Panchayati raj system etc.
** Rural development -- Government policy -- India,
Agriculture and state -- India.
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 17 Valiani, Arafaat A
Militant publics in India : physical culture and violence
in the making of a modern polity / Arafaat A Valiani.--
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xiv, 266p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230112575.
320.95475 VAL 134781
The author offers readers a telling glimpse and a rare
insider perspective of the social world in which
militants are made, explaining how group physical
training and technico-ethical experiments with it have
created a powerful religious nationalist movement in the
Indian state of Gujarat that has been held responsible
for carrying out massive episodes of ethnic cleansing
against Indian minorities. A close reading of Mohandas
Gandhi-s writing on popular mobilization and resistance
and a detailed historical investigation of hitherto
understudied episodes of satyagraha (Gandhi-s celebrated
concept of non-violence), this work illuminates debates
on politics in South Asian history, anthropology, and
** Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 --Political and social
views Nationalism --India --Gujarat --History,
Participation, Political --India --Gujarat --History,
Physical education and training --Political aspects --
India --Gujarat --History, Violence --Political aspects -
India --Gujarat --History, Religious militants --India --
Gujarat --History, Hinduism and politics --India --
Gujarat --History, Gujarat (India) --Politics and
government --20th century, Gujarat (India) --Politics and
government --21st century, Gujarat (India) --Social
|| CIVIL and POLITICAL RIGHTS
|| 18 Jackson, Kyle A
International property rights index : 2011 report / Kyle
A Jackson.-- New Delhi: Liberty Institute, 2011.
ISBN : 9788171889105.
323.46 JAC 134779
This book contains the international property right index
(IPRI) rankings, rankings by IPRI core components
regional distribution of IPRI scores, and changes in IPRI
scores science. This features a variety of case studies
on property rights contributed by IPRI partner
organizations. The case studies highlight developments in
property rights in various regions of the world to
provide clear and compelling evidence for the positive
role that property rights play in economic development.
** Right of property, Economic development.
|| 19 Hancke, Bob (ed.)
Debating varieties of capitalism : a reader / Bob Hancke.
-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
ISBN : 9780199569663.
330.122 HAN 134839
Here, the author presents the key readings on "Varieties
of Capitalism", including the original Hall and Soskice
introduction, which encompass the key issues in the study
of capitalism and capitalist diversity, its origins, and
the debates that followed it. Beginning with the broad
theoretical arguments around the idea of "Varieties of
Capitalism", the book then goes on to focus on specific
empirical controversies, before finally considering
recent attempts at rethinking this influential framework.
The book is the perfect guide to understanding this set
of ideas that have changed the way we look at comparative
** Varieties of capitalism, Capitalism, Institutional
economics, Comparative economics, Competition,
International, Comparative advantage (International
20 Pomfret, Richard
The age of equality : the twentieth century in economic
perspective / Richard Pomfret.-- Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 2011.
xi, 283p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780674062177.
330.904 POM 134791
The book describes the ways in which market-oriented
economies eventually overcame the threat of these visions
and provided a blueprint for reform in nonmarket
economies. This was achieved not through unbridled
capitalism but by combining the efficiency and growth
potential of markets with government policies to promote
greater equality of opportunity and outcome. Following on
the heels of economic reform, rapid catch-up growth in
countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and
Poland helped to reduce global inequality.
** Economic history --20th century, Equality --History --
20th century, Free enterprise --History --20th century,
Globalization --History --20th century.
21 Kozul-Wright, Richard
The resistible rise of market fundamentalism : rethinking
development policy in an unbalanced world / Richard Kozul
Wright and Paul Rayment.-- London: Zed Books, 2007.
xiv, 374p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781842776377.
330.9049 KOZ 134824
In this empirically grounded analysis of the world
economy during the past 20 years, two eminent economists
focus on trade, financial flows and foreign direct
investment. They find that the economic forces presumed
to be crucial for spreading the benefits of globalization
have been less than global, much weaker than predicted,
and carry potentially damaging effects as well as
benefits. Future negotiation depends not on whether the
globalization agenda should be extended to new issues,
but whether trust in the existing rules can be restored
by applying them more fairly.
** Economic history --1990-, Economic development,
22 Berberoglu, Berch (ed)
Beyond the global capitalist crisis : the world economy
in transition / Berch Berberoglu.-- Surrey: Ashgate
xvi, 201p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781409412397.
330.90511 BER 134775
This book brings together a team of experts on the
contemporary global capitalist political economy who are
able to shed light on the inner workings of global
capitalism and the capitalist globalization process that
has led to the growth and development of capitalism from
the national to the global level, with all its
fundamental internal dynamics and contradictions
operating on a world scale.
** Capitalism --History, Income distribution --History,
Recessions --History, Financial crises --History.
23 Roland, Gerard (ed)
Economics in transition : the long-run view / Gerard
Roland.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xviii, 446p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230343481.
330.90947 ROL 134777
This book focuses on the long term development of the
former Soviet bloc, providing a stimulating discussion on
a range of important issues, including institutional
development, demographic trends and the role of civil
society. Twenty three eminent scholars discuss the
effects and implications of reform policies, providing a
unique perspective on the past as well as the economic
prospects for the future.
** Post-communism --Economic aspects --Europe, Eastern,
Former communist countries --Economic policy, Former
communist countries --Economic conditions.
24 Padayachee, Vishnu (ed)
The political economy of Africa / Vishnu Padayachee.--
London: Routledge, 2010.
xviii, 435p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415480390.
330.96 PAD 134836
The book addresses the real possibilities for African
development in the coming decades when seen in the light
of the continent-s economic performance over the last
half century. This involves an effort to emancipate our
thinking from the grip of western economic models that
have often ignored Africa-s diversity in their rush to
peddle simple nostrums of dubious merit. The book
addresses the seemingly intractable economic problems of
the African continent, and traces their origins. It also
brings out the instances of successful economic change,
and the possibilities for economic revival and renewal.
It contains a selection of country specific case studies
from a range of international contributors, many of whom
have lived and worked in Africa.
** Africa --Economic policy, Africa --Economic
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 25 Grugulis, Irena (ed)
Retail work / Irena Grugulis and Odul Bozkurt.-- New York
: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xvii, 312p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230283572.
331.12513811 GRU 134800
The book includes internationally renowned experts assess
the role of retail work in modern industrial economies in
Retail Work. Chapters are arranged thematically to
capture four aspects of retail work: the nature of work
and the shop floor, work across the supply chain and the
wider productive system, the skills used in retailing,
and workers as a collectivity.
** Retail trade --Employees, Retail trade.
26 Roche-Tarry, Dona
What-s next? : how professionals are refusing retirement
/ Dona Roche-Tarry and Dale Roche-Lebrec.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
x, 199p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230291256.
331.710846 ROC 134805
Studies the steps taken by a group of professionals from
the Boomer generation as they move from a linear career
path into an uncharted stage somewhere between middle age
and old age, a continued professional life and
traditional retirement. What is next for those
professionals who do not want to take a back seat at
** Older people -- Employment, Professional employees,
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 27 Brown, Stuart S (ed)
Transnational transfers and global development / Stuart S
Brown.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvi, 237p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230284401.
332.042 BRO 134789
This pioneering volume invites scholars from different
social science disciplines to contribute their competing
perspectives to a far-ranging albeit understudied
dimension of globalization. Globalization has been
defined as progressively integrated, national product and
factor markets, cemented by the revolution in
transportation and communications technology. This
process has been driven by transnational corporations who
have erected intricate, global supply chains. The case
studies range from the impact of worker remittances on
failed states to capacity building by global civil
society on behalf of nascent NGOs in China to the
transfer of security (or insecurity) via peacekeepers,
track two diplomats and private security contractors.
** International business enterprises --Finance, Emigrant
remittances, Conflict management, Globalization --
28 International Labour Organization
World of work report 2011 : making markets work for jobs.
Switzerland: Academic Foundation, 2011.
xviii, 138p. 30cm.
ISBN : 9788171889259.
332.042 INT 134790
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of recent
social unrest and trends in labour markets and assesses
likely prospects. It highlights the risks of an
employment double-dip associated with ongoing strategies
which put too much emphasis on the short-term
preoccupations of financial markets.
** Labor market-Effect of international finance on, Wage
differentials, Income distribution , International
29 Draper, William H III
The startup game : inside the partnership between venture
capitalists and entrepreneurs / William H Draper III.--
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
x, 261p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230104860.
332.092 DRA 134801
Written in an engaging narrative, and incorporating the
author-s own personal experience as well as other
successful entrepreneurs, this book provides a much
needed look at how the world of venture capital and
entrepreneurship work. The Startup Game by venture
capitalist Bill Draper is the first up-close look at how
the relationship between venture capitalists and
entrepreneurs is critical to the future of business. For
more than 40 years, Bill Draper has worked with top
entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today-s
vision is made into tomorrow-s reality. From the VC who
saw the value in Skype, Zappos, and many other companies,
come firsthand stories of success.
** Draper, William H., 1928-, Capitalists and financiers
-United States --Biography, Venture capital,
Entrepreneurship, New business enterprises --Finance.
30 Blenman, Lloyd P (ed)
Banking and capital markets : new international
perspectives / Lloyd P Blenman, Harold A Black and Edward
J Kane.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2010.
xxv, 418p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814273602.
332.1 BLE 134817
** Banks and banking, Capital market, Financial crises.
31 Fohlin, Caroline
Mobilizing money : how the world-s richest nations
financed industrial growth / Caroline Fohlin.-- Cambridge
: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xiv, 263p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521810210.
332.1 FOH 134782
This book examines the origins of modern corporate
finance systems during the rapid industrialization period
leading up to World War I. The study leads to three sets
of conclusions. First, modern financial systems are
rooted in the past, are idiosyncratic to specific
countries, and are highly path-dependent. Therefore, to
understand current financial institutions, we must take
stock of the forces at play in the near and distant past:
political and regulatory intervention, natural resource
endowments, educational institutions, and social and
religious beliefs. Second, financial institutions and
markets do not create economic growth without significant
first steps in industrial development and supporting
** Banks and banking --History, Financial institutions --
History, Investments --History.
32 Chorafas, Dimitris N
Basel III, the devil and global banking / Dimitris N
Chorafas.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xi, 287p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230353770.
332.15 CHO 134773
The new capital adequacy rules by the Basel Committee on
Banking Supervision, widely known as Basel III, are a set
of regulatory standards. The regulatory activities of the
Basel Committee divide into two major epochs: before and
after the deep economic and banking crisis of 2007-2011.
This crisis has already fundamentally changed the sense
of prudential regulation, and the outcome has been Basel
III. In this book author takes a well-rounded look at
Basel III-s strengths and weaknesses. Whether Basel III
will be a success or a failure, we don-t yet know. What
can be argued is that there will be an important long-
term impact on the banking industry, and most
particularly on big global banks -- provided that
governments don-t alter the Basel III rules, delaying
their implementation or canceling them altogether.
** Basel III (2010), Banks and banking, International,
International finance, Business and Economics / Banks and
Banking, Business and Economics / Insurance / Risk
Assessment and Management, Business and Economics /
International / General, Business and Economics / Finance.
33 Chevalier-Roignant, Benoit
Competitive strategy : options and games / Benoit
Chevalier-Roignant and Lenos Trigeorgis.-- Cambridge: The
MIT Press, 2011.
xxvii, 488p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780262015998.
332.6 CHE 134795
The book first discuss prerequisite concepts and tools
from basic game theory, industrial organization, and real
options analysis, bringing important materials and ideas
together into a unified framework. The authors then
present the new approach in discrete time and later in
continuous time, beginning with the building blocks of
the basic ideas and tools and culminating in richer
theoretical analyses. Their presentation of continuous-
time option games is the first systematic coverage of the
topic and fills a significant gap in the existing
literature. Competitive Strategy provides a rigorous yet
pragmatic and intuitive approach to strategy formulation.
It synthesizes research in the areas of strategy,
economics, and finance in a way that is accessible to
readers not necessarily expert in the various fields
** Options (Finance), Investment analysis, Game theory.
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 34 Rao, S L (ed)
Powering India : a decade of policies and regulation / S
L Rao.-- New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011.
ISBN : 9788171889075.
333.790954 RAO 134786
This book brings to the surface ways in which rapid
capacity additions and improved efficiencies in
electricity generation, transmission, and distribution
are still absent or inadequate in India. Comprising a
host of expert contributions, this text helps improve
understanding of the ways in which ideas-such as
competition in electricity, safeguarding consumer
interests, encouraging investment, captive generation,
merchant power, electricity trading, and tariff-based
bidding, among others-were implemented and can be used in
** Energy policy --India.
35 Collier, Paul (ed)
Plundered nations? : successes and failures in natural
resource extraction / Paul Collier and Anthony J Venables
-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xiv, 360p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780230290228.
333.8091724 COL 134784
This book consists of eight case studies investigating
the political economy of the decision chain, revealing
where various states have met with success, or failed
disastrously. This original research provides a unique
insight into how different countries have handled their
resource extraction. This book is essential reading for
students, researchers and policy makers working across
development economics and natural resource economics.
** Sustainable development --Developing countries --Case
studies, Natural resources --Developing countries --
Management --Case studies.
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
||36 Kemp, Murray C (ed)
Positive and normative analysis in international
economics : essays in honour of Hiroshi Ohta / Murray C
Kemp, Hironobu Nakagawa and Tatsuya Uchida.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xix, 274p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230309173.
337.01 KEM 134774
This volume addresses important issues in international
economics with contributions from an array of prominent
researchers -- a manifestation of Hiroshi Ohta-s cross-
border research network and his passionate dedication to
economics. Contributions range from studies on positive
and normative trade theory, innovation in international
trade and interactions between domestic and foreign firms
and industries, to studies of a more empirical nature.
The empirical contributions focus on preferential trading
arrangements, global imbalances and exchange rates, as
well as providing an in-depth analysis of the Japanese
economy. The featured topics are explored from both
positive and normative perspectives. Positive analysis
describes how the economy functions, dealing primarily
with what -is-.
** International trade, International economic relations.
|| 37 Brennan, Louis
The business of space : the next frontier of
international competition / Louis Brennan and Alessandra
Vecchi.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
x, 174p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230231733.
338.476294 BRE 134794
This book looks at the space industry from a business
perspective, with a focus on international competition.
The space industry traces its origins to the middle of
last century as a government/military domain and the
author now looks at the ongoing evolution of space
exploration and travel, and projects the future of the
industry. As the space industry increasingly evolves from
one dominated by governments and their military
establishments to one which is undergoing rapid
commercialization across a wide number of areas, there is
a need for a business perspective on the industry.
Tracing its origins from the middle of the twentieth
century as a government and military domain, the authors
look at the ongoing evolution of space exploration and
travel, and forecast what might happen in the industry.
** Aerospace industries, Competition, International.
38 Dasgupta, Devashish
Tourism marketing / Devashish Dasgupta.-- Delhi: Pearson,
xx, 280p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788131731826.
338.4791 DAS 134832
Tourism industry in India is one of them most profitable
industries in the country and contributes substantially
to foreign exchange. Increased tourism in India has
created jobs in a variety of related sectors, both
directly and indirectly. This book offers an in-depth
treatment of the issues facing tourism markets. Rich
frameworks, stories, photos and diagrams of this book
stimulate many ideas for those engaged in attracting
tourists to their areas.
** Tourism -- India -- Marketing, Hospitality industry --
39 Sen, Anindya
Microeconomics : theory and applications / Anindya Sen.--
2nd ed-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007.
x, 290p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780195686463.
338.5 SEN 134806
This book imparts an understanding of microeconomics
through clear and logical exposition and demonstrates
with examples the applicability of microeconomic tools in
the Indian context. It covers current developments in the
field, and demonstrates the vitality and dynamism of
40 Marinov, Marin (ed)
Internationalization of emerging economies and firms /
Marin Marinov and Svetla Marinova.-- New York: Palgrave
xxiv, 394p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230348332.
338.88 MAR 134780
Using a large variety of national contexts, the book
addresses the advancing business development of new
emerging economies and their impact on the process of
internationalization of emerging countries and firms. The
impact of country and firm specific factors, the role of
institutions and governments, the strive for compensation
of initial disadvantages, the struggle for finding ways
to counterbalance for late coming into the international
arena in the process of internationalization are brought
under scrutiny in this volume. The chapters provide
insights from diverse contexts ranging from Brazil to
** Investments, Foreign --Europe, Eastern, International
business enterprises --Europe, Eastern, Post-communism --
Economic aspects --Europe, Eastern, Investments, Foreign
-Central Europe, International business enterprises --
Central Europe, Post-communism --Economic aspects --
Central Europe, Business and Economics / International /
General, Business and Economics / International / Economics
Business and Economics / Development / Business
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
|| 41 Bajo-Rubio, Oscar
Macroeconomic analysis of monetary unions : a general
framework based on the Mundell-Fleming model / Oscar Bajo
Rubio and Carmen Diaz-Roldan.-- Heidelberg: Springer,
vii, 49p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642194443.
339.50151 BAJ 134808
The book develops a general framework for the
macroeconomic modeling of monetary unions. The starting
point of the analysis is the standard two-country Mundell
Fleming model with perfect capital mobility, extended to
incorporate the supply side in a context of rigid real
wages, and modified so that the money market is common
for two countries forming a monetary union. The model is
presented in two versions: for a small and a large
monetary union, respectively. After solving each model,
the authors derive multipliers for monetary, expenditure,
supply, and external shocks, both in the short and the
long run, a graphical analysis is also provided. Special
attention is paid to the crucial distinction between
symmetric and asymmetric shocks.
** Monetary policy-Mathematical models 2. Macroeconomics-
|| PRIVATE LAW
|| 42 Atik-ur-rahman, S M
Effects and impacts of ngos in modern world / S M Atik-ur
rahaman.-- Jaipur: Aadi Publications, 2011.
v, 285p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9789380902654.
346.064 ATI 133505
The book deals the effects and the impacts of Non-
governmental organizations (NGO) in modern world. NGOs
play a growing political function on the global panorama
and their position in relation to international law is
normally regarded as significant but relaxed. Their
genuine officially permitted status has not been the
subject of much investigation. This book scrutinizes the
legal status of NGOs in unusual fields of international
law, with importance on human rights law. The rights,
obligations and consultative status of NGOs are explored
by means of a thorough examination of international legal
rules and practices.
** Non-governmental organizations, Social advocacy,
43 Casey, J P
The MiFID revolution / J P Casey and K Lannoo.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
xii, 228p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521518635.
346.409 CAS 134826
The Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is
nothing short of a revolution. Until now, analysis has
focused on the directive-s short term implementation
issues. This book focuses on the long term strategic
implications associated with MiFID, and will be essential
reading for anybody who recognizes that their firm will
need to make constant dynamic readjustments in order to
remain competitive in this challenging new environment.
** Financial instruments --European Union countries.
|| GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIO
|| 44 Newell, Terry
The trusted leader : building the relationships that make
government work / Terry Newell, Grant Reeher and Peter
Ronayne.--2nd ed-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xvi, 448p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781608712762.
352.3 NEW 134835
In this book, chapter authors once again draw on their
real-world experience to demonstrate the importance of
values-based leadership. With new research and lessons
from the first two years of the Obama administration,
chapters focus on the concrete ways in which leaders
build effective relationships and trust, while also
improving themselves, their organizations, and those they
coach. Surveying agencies both horizontally and
vertically, the book also addresses how public managers
can collaborate with political appointees and the
legislative branch, while still engaging with citizens to
create quality customer experiences.
** Government executives --Professional relationships --
United States, Interagency coordination --United States,
Administrative agencies --United States --Management,
Executive departments --United States --Management,
Organizational effectiveness --United States, Political
leadership --United States.
45 Andrews, Rhys
Strategic management and public service performance /
Rhys Andrews and others.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
xiv, 212p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230252424.
352.34 AND 134788
The book demonstrates that strategic management makes a
difference to the performance of public organizations. In
detail the authors show how all three of the major
elements of strategic management matter for the
effectiveness of public services: strategy content,
formulation and implementation. Often, however, it is
impossible to provide a straightforward answer to the
question -does strategic management matter?- Rather, as
their evidence demonstrates, the most appropriate
response to this question is -it all depends- on which
aspects of strategy content and processes are pursued
together, and how these in turn are combined with
organizational structure and the technical and
institutional environment. The comprehensive treatment of
strategy and performance makes this book ideal reading
for those interested in questions of strategic
management, performance and contingency theory.
** Strategic planning, Organizational change, Public
administration, Business and Economics / Management,
Business and Economics / Strategic Planning, Business and
Economics / Organizational Behavior.
|| ADMINISTRATION OF ECONOMY and ENVIRONMENT
|| 46 Samaddar, Ranabir (ed)
Political transition and development imperatives in India
/ Ranabir Samaddar and Suhit K Sen.-- London: Routledge,
viii, 296p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415522892.
354.54 SAM 134785
This book explores the transition from colonial to
constitutional rule in India, and the various
configurations of power and legitimacies that emerged
from it. It focuses on the developmental structures and
paradigms that provided the circumstances for this
transition, and the establishment of the post-colonial
state. Different articles interrogate the idea of liberal
constitutionalism, the spaces it provides for rights and
claims, the assumptions it makes about citizenship and
its attendant duties, and the assumptions it further
makes about what it can, or has to, become in the
particular situation of India.
** India -- Politics and government -- 1947-,
Constitutional history -- India.
|| MILITARY SCIENCE
|| 47 Poduval, Sanjay
Network-centric warfare : how we think, see and fight in
the information age / Sanjay Poduval.-- New Delhi: KW
Publishers and Centre for Air Power Studies, 2012.
xx, 241p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789380502588.
355.343 POD 134783
The book includes the present age widely referred to as
the information age has changed the nature of wars not in
degree but in kind. Warfare is no longer confined to the
militaries or to the battlefields but has transcended
into the civilian domain, today, it also involves the
entire government infrastructure, the commercial and
economic zones. Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is
applicable to all levels of warfare and contributes to
the coalescence of strategy, operations and tactics. It
is transparent to the mission, force size, its
composition and geography. NCW has many attributes which
has enabled it to become as potent as it is today. These
characteristics have been made possible mainly due to
technology and rapid progress in every sphere which has
ensured rapid computing and diminishing the tyranny of
** Network-centric operations (Military science),
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 48 Wodarski, John S
Reaearch methods for evidence-based practice / John S
Wodarski and Laura M Hopson.-- New Delhi: Sage
viii, 181p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412990981.
361.3072 WOD 134831
The book fully integrates evidence based practice
methodology into the heart of the text, rather than in a
single chapter. In addition to presenting the key
concepts needed for the research methods text, the book
helps students not only understand the research process,
but it also equips them with the skills needed to a)
evaluate studies b) translate relevant behavioral science
into practice principles and implement evaluation
procedures in their daily practice. The book begins with
an introduction and rationale for using evidence based
practice and the basic roles of an evidence based
practitioner. Next the book covers evaluating research
into practice generalizations.
Then the authors cover designs for
evaluation of practice, traditional designs, application
of statistical techniques in evaluation of practice and
advanced statistical techniques in social work research.
Next the book covers the research process in preparing
for research, developing and formulating quality
proposals, developing management information systems for
Human Services and emerging trends and issues.
** Social service --Research, Evidence-based social work.
49 Crawford, Karin
Interprofessional collaboration in social work practice /
Karin Crawford.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2012.
ISBN : 9781849204286.
361.320941 CRA 134833
This book explores the issues, benefits, and challenges
that interprofessional collaborative practice can raise.
Chapter-by-chapter the book will encourage the reader to
critically examine the political, legal, social, and
economic context of interprofessional practice. It also
explores how social workers can work effectively and
collaboratively with other professions while retaining
their own values and identity. .
** Social case work -- Great Britain, Interagency
coordination -- Great Britain.
|| SOCIAL WELFARE PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 50 Cairney, Paul
Global tobacco control : power, policy, governance and
transfer / Paul Cairney, Donley T Studlar and Hadii M
Mamudu.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xiii, 284p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230200043.
362.29656 CAI 134778
The book raises two key questions: Why is there often
such a wide gap between the size of the policy problem
and the government response? And why, if the problem is
the same across the globe, does policy vary so markedly
across political systems? This is the first major book by
political scientists explaining global tobacco control
policy. It identifies a history of minimal tobacco
control, linked to the power of the tobacco industry, and
then charts the extent to which governments, aided by
public health advocates, have regulated tobacco
domestically and internationally in the modern era.
** Tobacco industry --Government policy, Tobacco use --
Government policy, Political science / Public Policy /
Cultural Policy, Political science / International
Relations / General, Political science / Globalization.
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 51 Ride, Anouk (ed)
Community resilience in natural disasters / Anouk Ride
and Diane Bretherton.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
ix, 198p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780230114289.
363.3481 RID 134776
Told through the voices of local community leaders, this
book analyzes how communities respond to natural
disasters and how outsiders contribute positively - or
negatively - to their response, promoting debate on the
role of aid and the media in times of crisis.
** Disaster victims, Disaster victims --Psychology,
Disaster relief, Helping behavior.
52 Hegewald, Julia A B (ed)
Re-use-the art and politics of integration and anxiety /
Julia A B Hegewald and Subrata K Mitra.-- Los Angeles:
xix, 342p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9788132106555.
363.690954 HEG 134822
Presented here is a novel approach to understanding the
relationship between the past and the present using the
unique concept of re-use, wherein elements from the past
are strategically adapted into the present, and thus
become part of a new modernity. The book uses this method
as a heuristic tool for analyzing and interpreting
cultural and political changes and the transnational flow
of ideas, concepts and objects. The chapters apply this
concept to South Asia but the concept of re-use and the
method of its application are both general and amenable
to cross-cultural and comparative analysis. Re-use is a
collection of well-researched and lucidly written
scholarly articles that apply the concept of re-use to
different aspects of cultural, political and material
life from art, architecture and jewellery to religion,
statesmen and legislatures.
** Historic preservation --India, Politics and culture --
India, Social change --South Asia, Historic preservation
-Political aspects --India, Historic buildings --
Conservation and restoration --India, Historic buildings
-Remodeling for other use --India, Architecture --
Conservation and restoration --India, Art and state --
India, India --Cultural policy, India --Religious life
|| 53 Storti, Claudia Costa (ed)
Illicit trade and the global economy / Claudia Costa
Storti and Paul De Grauwe.-- Cambridge: The MIT Press,
x, 266p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262016551.
364.133 STO 134797
This volume uses the economist-s toolkit to examine the
economic, political, and social problems resulting from
such illicit activities as illegal drug trade, smuggling,
and organized crime. The contributors consider several
aspects of the illegal drug market, including the
sometimes puzzling relationships among purity, price, and
risk, the effect of globalization on the heroin and
cocaine markets, examined both through mathematical
models and with empirical data from the U.K, the spread
of that, a psychoactive drug imported legally to the U.K.
as a vegetable, and the economic effect of the "war on
drugs" on producer and consumer countries. Other chapters
examine the hidden financial flows of organized crime,
patterns of smuggling in international trade, Iran-s
illicit trading activity, and the impact of mafia-like
crime on foreign direct investment in Italy.
** Organized crime, International trade, Globalization.
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 54 Mehta, Pradeep S (ed)
Reflections from the frontline : developing country
negotiators in the WTO / Pradeep S Mehta, Atul Kaushik
and Rashid S Kaukab.-- New Delhi: Academic Foundation,
xviii, 375p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9788171889266.
382.92091724 MEH 134787
This book gives a substantive account of the evolution of
the WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA) Negotiations and
the role of developing country coalitions and alliances.
The reflections are those of former and current
developing country negotiators on their firsthand
experience of WTO negotiations. The book is divided into
three parts. Part I provides an overview, giving insights
on how negotiations on trade and economic relations are
conducted in the multilateral trading system as well as
the key points of DDA substantive negotiations and main
developing country alliances and coalitions. Part II
covers the negotiating experience on specific subjects in
the Doha Round including cross-cutting issues. Finally,
Part III deals with coalition building efforts by
developing countries and the impact of these coalitions
on the negotiations.
** World Trade Organization, Doha Development Agenda
(2001 ), International trade, Negotiation in business --
Developing countries, Produce trade --Developing
countries Agriculture --Economic aspects --Developing
countries, Developing countries --Commercial policy.
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
|| 55 Gun, A M
An outline of statistical theory / A M Gun, M K Gupta and
B Dasgupta.-- Kolkata: The World Press, 2003.
xv, 711p. 21cm.
V.1 : probability and probability distributions.
ISBN : 8187567341.
519.5 GUN 134807,V.1
This book contains two volumes. The present volume starts
with a brief discussion of measure theory and presents
the theory of probability within a measure-theoretic
framework. There is finally a chapter on stochastic
process to make the discussion of probability theory
** Mathematical statistics, Probabilities.
56 Allerhand, Mike
Tiny handbook of R / Mike Allerhand.-- Berlin: Springer-
ix, 83p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642179792.
519.50285 ALL 134828
This book aims to provide a roadmap for the R language
and programming environment with signposts to further
resources and documentation.
** R (Computer program language) -- Handbooks, manuals,
etc, Statistics -- Computer programs -- Handbooks,
|| 57 Mohr, Jakki
Marketing of high-technology products and innovations /
Jakki J Mohr, Sanjit Sengupta and Stanley Slater.--3rd ed
-- New Delhi: Pearson, xxvi, 538p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9788131761076.
620.00688 MOH 134829
This book provides a systematic approach which is
grounded in relevant theories and empirical research.
Marketing of Technology and Innovation provides a
framework for making marketing decisions in a high-tech
environment. It covers such industries and contexts as
telecommunications, information technology (hardware and
software), biotechnology, and consumer electronics. The
book provides a balance between conceptual discussions
and examples, small and big business, products and
services, and consumer and business-to-business marketing
** High technology industries -- Marketing, Marketing.
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||58 Ghauri, Pervez
Research methods in business studies : a practical guide /
Pervez Ghauri and Kjell Gronhaug.--3rd ed-- New Delhi:
xviii, 257p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788131755341.
658.0072 GHA 134834
This book provides guidelines to formulate a research
problem, preparing students to fully understand the
questions and objectives before undertaking research. It
also explains the importance of methods and model to
equip students with a systematic approach in thinking,
executing and writing.
** Management -- Research, Business -- Research, Business
59 Green, Mark T
Inside the multi-generational family business : nine
symptoms of generational stack-up and how to cure them /
Mark T Green.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xiv, 192p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230111844.
658.045 GRE 134798
Inside the Multi-Generational Family is an inside look at
how familial relationships affect the success or the
failure of the family business. Many family business
owners encounter conflict between siblings, children, and
other relatives--especially when they-re all involved
with the business. The author-s message is simple: family
businesses today are saddled with -generational stack-
up,- or the convergence of several generations as owners,
managers, employees, and shareholders, often without even
knowing it. Through detailed analysis of the various
generations and the characteristics that define them in
the family business, a more comprehensive understanding
of the dynamics of the family in the family business can
move the multi-generational family business from chaos
and conflict to true collaboration and improved
** Family-owned business enterprises --Management,
60 Kare-Silver, Michael de
e-shock 2020 : how the digital technology revolution is
changing business and all our lives / Michael de Kare-
Silver.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
vii, 159p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230301306.
658.054678 KAR 134722
The book examines how the rapidly developing technology
revolution is changing the way business must operate in
this unfolding 21st century. It also considers the impact
on people and how our daily lives and life styles will
change forever. In particular there-s a blueprint and
roadmap showing how companies can navigate their way
through the rapidly changing environment and still emerge
as winners. Everything we are used to is changing. Expect
massive changes among retailers and also the commercial
property companies as they restructure their portfolios.
New advances in the Cloud will cut costs and time to
market and challenge decades of IT infrastructure.
Technology generally is now becoming the key source of
enablement and competitive advantage.
** Electronic commerce, Interactive marketing, Retail
61 Titman, Sheridan
Financial management : principles and applications /
Sheridan Titman, Arthur J Keown and John D Martin.--11th
ed-- Boston: Prentice Hall, 2011.
xxvi, 682p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9780132340359.
658.15 TIT 134821
This book provides an introduction to financial decision-
making that links the concepts to four key principles of
finance. The contents of this book are following :
Getting Started-Principles of Finance, Firms and the
Financial Market, Understanding Financial Statements,
Taxes, and Cash Flows, Financial Analysis: Sizing Up Firm
Performance, Time Value of Money - The Basics, Time Value
of Money - Multiple Cash Flows and Annuities, An
Introduction to Risk and Return-History of Financial
Market Returns, Risk and Return-Capital Market Theory,
Debt Valuation and Interest Rates, Stock Valuation,
Investment Decision Criteria, Forecasting Project Cash
Flows, Risk Analysis of Project Cash Flows, The Cost of
Capital, Capital Structure Policy, Dividend Policy,
Financial Forecasting and Planning, Working Capital
Management, International Finance, Corporate Risk
** Business enterprises --Finance, Corporations --
62 Bredin, Karin
Human resource management in project-based organizations
: the HR quadriad framework / Karin Bredin and Jonas
Soderlund.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xiv, 238p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230231900.
658.3 BRE 134796
This book addresses the important question of what this
means for the management of human resources at the
operational level in the firm. This book summarizes
empirical research in a number of industries and firms,
most notably in engineering and development contexts. The
authors introduce a framework for HRM -- the HR quarried
- that expands traditional views on the important
relationships that are at the core for HRM activities at
the operational level. The framework builds on the idea
that HRM is carried out in interplay among four actors in
the organization, namely line managers, project managers,
individual workers and HR specialists.
** Personnel management, Project management, Business and
Economics / Human Resources and Personnel Management,
Business and Economics / Project Management, Business and
Economics / Management.
63 Maitland, Alison
Future work : how business can adapt and thrive in the
new world of work / Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson.--
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xiv, 178p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230284227.
658.301 MAI 134727
The book sets out the compelling business case for a
change in organizational cultures and working practices,
drawing on a unique international survey and dozens of
examples of companies making the transition. It explains:
Why current flexible work arrangements fail to achieve
the business benefits of a wholesale shift to an
autonomous work culture, Why future work requires
leadership styles that play to female strengths, Why
offices of the future will be meeting places rather than
workplaces, How managers can help virtual teams to
collaborate and ensure that technology is our servant,
not our master. It takes bold leadership and a break with
old habits. But future work will not wait for those who
fail to grasp the opportunities now.
** Manpower planning, Labor supply -- Effect of
technological innovations, Technological innovations --
64 Robertson, Ivan
Well-being : productivity and happiness at work / Ivan
Robertson and Cary Cooper.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan
xv, 224p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230249950.
658.314 ROB 134804
This is a practically-orientated book giving sound advice
and evidence-based guidance to organizations and
individuals on how to improve and sustain employee well-
being to realize its positive impact. High levels of
psychological well-being amongst employees translate into
good news for the organization -- including lower
sickness absence levels, attraction and retention of
talented people and more satisfied customers, clients or
service users. People with higher levels of psychological
well-being work better, live longer and have happier
lives. Engagement and well-being can sustain each other
and lead to a healthier and more productive organization
- a win-win for employees and employer. It will be useful
to HR, Occupational Health and managers in any
** Quality of work life, Job stress --Prevention.
65 Townley, Barbara (ed)
Managing creativity : exploring the paradox / Barbara
Townley and Nic Beech.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
xiii, 349p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521518536.
658.314 TOW 134837
The creative industries are an area of increasing
economic importance. Yet creative industries and creative
based organizations are rife with problems such as
whether and how control of the creative process should be
exercised, the extent to which knowledge of creative
production may be made explicit, and how the -connection-
between producer and consumer should be mediated. In
Managing Creativity, first published in 2009, a team of
experts from a diverse range of fields - including
management, fine art, music, the internet, design,
theatre and publishing - discuss these and other problems
concerning the relationship between management and
creativity. Developing an appreciation of these problems
is theoretically productive, not only because it throws
light onto our understanding of creative-based
organizations, but also because it can be revelatory
about organizations more generally.
** Cultural industries, Creative ability in business.
66 Teece, David J
Technological know-how, organizational capabilities, and
strategic management : business strategy and enterprise
development in competitive environments / David J Teece.-
New Jersey: World Scientific, 2008.
xiii, 314p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9789812568502.
658.4012 TEE 134838
This book explores factors which impact the viability and
growth of business enterprises. In particular, the role
of entrepreneurship, organizational learning, and
business strategy - including licensing strategy - are
considered in some detail. It presents fundamental
thinking about business organization and provides the
conceptual framework that scholars need to understand
complex business organization, managerial processes, and
** Strategic planning, Business enterprises --
Technological innovations, Technological innovations --
Management, Industrial organization.
67 Tidd, Joe (ed)
From knowledge management to strategic competence :
measuring technological, market and organizational
innovation / Joe Tidd.-- London: Imperial College Press,
2000. x, 350p. 23cm.
(Series on technology management , 3).
ISBN : 9781860941887.
658.4012 TID 134842
This book attempts to establish the links between
strategic competencies, knowledge management,
organizational learning and innovation management -
specifically, how an organization identifies, assesses
and exploits its competencies, and translates these into
new processes, products and services. The contributors to
the book include leading researchers and consultants in
the field. Adopting a practical but rigorous approach to
the subject, they focus on the measurement, management
and improvement of organizational, technological and
market competencies, and identify the relationships with
strategic, operational and financial performance.
** Strategic planning, Core competencies, Knowledge
management, Organizational learning, Technological
68 Wilson, Doirean
The effective development of personal and professional
competencies (HRM2016) and managing personal
effectiveness (HRM2014) / Doirean Wilson.-- Los Angeles:
Sage Publications, 2010.
vii, 320p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857028457.
658.4012 WIL 134724
The book discusses effectiveness of Managing Personal and
effective development of employees. The book includes: an
overview of development and developmental coaching, a
strategic approach to coaching, building a coaching
manager capability, the meaning of coaching and mentoring
design and evaluation, models and perspectives on
coaching and mentoring, conversational learning, multiple
relationships, E-development, supervision, the
individual: promoting critical thinking, the leader:
promoting new ideas at work.
** Human resource development, Employees--Coaching of,
69 Bogetoft, Peter
Benchmarking with DEA, SFA, and R / Peter Bogetoft and
Lars Otto.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
xvi, 351p. 24cm.
(International series in operations research and management
science, 157 / Hillier, Frederick S (ed.)).
ISBN : 9781441979605.
658.4013015118 BOG 134792
This book covers recent advances in efficiency
evaluations, most notably Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) methods. It
introduces the underlying theories, shows how to make the
relevant calculations and discusses applications. The aim
is to make the reader aware of the pros and cons of the
different methods and to show how to use these methods in
both standard and non-standard cases. Several software
packages have been developed to solve some of the most
common DEA and SFA models. This book relies on R, a free,
open source software environment for statistical
computing and graphics. This enables the reader to solve
not only standard problems, but also many other problem
variants. Using R, one can focus on understanding the
context and developing a good model. One is not
restricted to predefined model variants and to a one-size
** Benchmarking (Management) --Data processing,
Benchmarking (Management) --Mathematical models, Data
70 Jasimuddin, Sajjad M
Knowledge management : an interdisciplinary perspective /
Sajjad M Jasimuddin.-- Chennai: World Scientific, 2012.
xxvii, 403p. 23cm.
(Series on innovation and knowledge management, 1).
ISBN : 9789814271226.
658.4038 JAS 134840
This book analyzes dynamic relationships among the
disciplines that have contributed to the development of
knowledge management. It focuses on establishing
relationships between knowledge management and other
disciplines such as information management,
organizational learning, innovation management, and
strategic management. It debates the origin and
development of knowledge management, thus providing a
clear and conceptual understanding of the field.
** Knowledge management.
71 Korotov, Konstantin
Tricky coaching : difficult cases in leadership coaching
/ Konstantin Korotov and others.-- New York: Palgrave
xxxiii, 227p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230280229.
658.4092 KOR 134803
Bringing together cases written by experienced leadership
and executive coaches from all over the world, this
project explores the most demanding and challenging
situations they have faced in their professional
practices. By analyzing and reflecting on the real life
case studies the authors show how to deal with these
situations in daily life.
** Leadership -- Study and teaching -- Case studies.
72 Pendergast, Jennifer M
Building a successful family business board :a guide for
leaders, directors, and families / Jennifer M Pendergast,
John L Ward and Stephanie Brun de Pon.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
x, 261p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230111547.
658.422 PEN 134793
In this book, the authors show why private firms need the
in-depth expertise and objective feedback that a well-
chosen board, including qualified independent directors,
can provide, and demonstrates how owners and directors
can work together to ensure a long and profitable life
for the firm. The book provides best practices for owners
and directors with step-by-step guidelines for developing
and managing a board - from writing the initial
prospectus, through conducting lively meetings, to
maintaining open, honest communication between owners,
directors, family members, and other stakeholders in the
** Family-owned business enterprises --Management, Family
corporations --Management, Boards of directors.
73 Jacobs, F Robbert
Operations and supply chain management / F Robbert Jacobs
and Richard B Chase.--13th ed-- New York: McGraw-Hill
ISBN : 9780071220903.
658.5 JAC 134799
This book provides increased emphasis on supply chain
management in this edition. This edition continues its
market leading up-to-date coverage of service operations
as well. The text includes solved examples and problems,
enough cases for MBA courses to use without
supplementing, and the industry leading technology
** Production management, Business logistics.
74 Edvardsson, Bo (ed)
Involving customers in new service development / Bo
Edvardsson and others.-- London: Imperial College Press,
viii, 323p. 23cm.
(Series on technology management , 2).
ISBN : 9781860946691.
658.575 EDV 134841
This book deals with how companies can involve customers
or users in order to learn with them in the field of
service-based business development. It presents a variety
of customer-involvement approaches, methods for learning
with customers, and the results of case studies conducted
in both service and manufacturing companies focusing on
value-creation through services.
** New products --Management, Customer relations, Service
industries --Management, Creative ability in business.
75 Kotler, Philip
A framework for marketing management / Philip Kotler and
Kevin Lane Keller.--4th ed-- New Delhi: Pearson, 2011.
ISBN : 9788131759370.
658.8 KOT 134830
This book examines the challenges and opportunities faced
by marketers of all kinds of goods and services, allowing
students to see how real companies are utilizing
marketing principles as they learn to strategize.
** Marketing -- Management, Marketing.
76 Macintyre, Mairi (ed)
Service design and delivery / Mairi Macintyre, Glenn
Parry and Jannis Angelis.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
xxii, 169p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441983206.
658.8 MAC 134739
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the
increasingly important role played by the service
industry. Focusing on the development of different
processes employed by service organizations, the book
emphasizes management of service in relation to products.
It not only explores the complexity of this relationship,
but also introduces strategies used in the design and
management of service across various sectors,
highlighting where tools, techniques and processes
applicable to one sector may prove useful in another. The
implementation methods introduced in the book also
illustrate how and why companies can transform themselves
into service organizations.
** Service industries--Design, Service industries,
Service industries -- Quality control, Customer service.
|| SPORTS, GAMES and ENTERTAINMENT
||77 Passerini, Luisa (ed)
Europe and love in cinema / Luisa Passerini, Jo Labanyi
and Karen Diehl.-- Bristol: Intellect, 2010.
viii, 281p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781841503790.
791.43094 PAS 134825
This book explores the relationship between love and
Europeanness in a wide range of films from the 1920s to
the present. A critical look at the manner in which love-
in its broadest sense-is portrayed in cinema from across
Europe and the United States, this volume exposes
constructed notions of "Europeanness" that both set
Europe apart and define some parts of it as more
"European" than others.
** Love in motion pictures, Europe --In motion pictures.