|| 1 King, Alan J
Modeling with stochastic programming / Alan J King and
Stein W Wallace.-- New York: Springer, 2012.
xvi, 173p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780387878164.
003.76 KIN 136348
This book bridges theory and application of stochastic
programming in operations research. It describes various
methods of formulating stochastic optimization problems,
and illustrates their advantages and disadvantages with
examples and case studies.
** Stochastic models, Stochastic programming, Mathematics
Numerical analysis, Mathematical optimization.
|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 2 Runkler, Thomas A
Data analytics : models and algorithms for intelligent
data analysis / Thomas A Runkler.-- Verlag: Springer
ix, 135p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9783834825889.
006. 312 RUN 136597
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the methods
and algorithms and approaches of modern data analytics.
It covers data preprocessing, visualization, correlation,
regression, forecasting, classification, and clustering.
It provides a sound mathematical basis, discusses
advantages and drawbacks of different approaches, and
enables the reader to design and implement data analytics
solutions for real-world applications. The text is
designed for undergraduate and graduate courses on data
analytics for engineering, computer science, and math
students. It is also suitable for practitioners working
on data analytics projects.
** Data Mining, Statistics--Data processing, Artificial
intelligence, Engineering mathematics, Engineering,
3 Krishnapuram, Balaji (ed)
Cost-sensitive machine learning / Balaji Krishnapuram,
Shipeng Yu and Bharat Rao.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xviii, 313p. 25 cm.
ISBN : 9781439839256.
006.31 KRI 136314
This book is one of the first books to provide an
overview of the current research efforts and problems in
this area. It discusses real-world applications that
incorporate the cost of learning into the modeling
process. It describes well-established machine learning
approaches for reducing data acquisition costs during
training as well as approaches for reducing costs when
systems must make predictions for new samples. Spurring
further research on several open problems, this volume
highlights the often implicit assumptions in machine
learning techniques that were not fully understood in the
** Machine learning --Cost effectiveness,
4 Powell, Warren B
Optimal learning / Warren B Powell and Ilya O Ryzhov.--
Hoboken: Wiley, 2012.
xix, 384p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470596692.
006.31 POW 136305
Learn the science of collecting information to make
effective decisions everyday decisions are made without
the benefit of accurate information. Optimal Learning
develops the needed principles for gathering information
to make decisions, especially when collecting information
is time-consuming and expensive.
** Machine learning
5 Rogers, Simon
A first course in machine learning / Simon Rogers and
Mark Girolami.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xx, 285p. 25 cm.
ISBN : 9781439824146.
006.31 ROG 136316
Machine Learning is rapidly becoming one of the most
important areas of general practice, research and
development activity within Computing Science. This is
reacted in the scale of the academic research area
devoted to the subject and the active recruitment of
Machine Learning specialists by major international banks
and financial institutions as well as companies such as
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Amazon. This growth can be
partly explained by the increase in the quantity and
diversity of measurements we are able to make of the
world. A particularly fascinating example arises from the
wave of new biological measurement technologies that have
preceded the sequencing of the first genomes. It is now
possible to measure the detailed molecular state of an
organism in manners that would have been hard to imagine
only a short time ago.
** Machine learning.
6 Barros, Alistair (ed)
Handbook of service description : USDL and its methods /
Alistair Barros and Daniel Oberle.-- New York: Springer,
xxv, 538p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461418634.
006.78 BAR 136601
This book introduces an in-depth overview of service
description efforts. The book also highlights the recent
Unified Service Description Language (USDL) in detail and
discusses its methods. The book of is the normative
scientific reference for the upcoming standardization of
the Unified Service Description Language (USDL). Complete
documentation is included. This is designed for those
working in the service science industry as a reference
book. Advanced-level students focused on computer
science, engineering and business will also find this
book a valuable asset.
** Web services, Cloud computing, Service-oriented
architecture (Computer science), Business information
|| NEWS MEDIA, JOURNALISM and PUBLISHING
|| 7 Steffens, Marty
Reporting disaster on deadline : a handbook for students
and professionals / Marty Steffens and others.-- New York
: Routledge, 2012.
viii, 141p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415990967.
070.43 STE 136308
This book offers a concise overview for journalism
academics and practitioners of covering disasters - not a
"how to" handbook but a "how to prepare" reference to be
used before a crisis occurs. This essential resource is
among the first to focus specifically and comprehensively
on journalistic coverage of disasters. It demonstrates
the application of scholarship and theory to professional
practice, and includes a crash book template with
logistical and information-collection requirements.
** Disasters - Press coverage 2. Broadcast journalism 3.
Television broadcasting of news 4. Journalistic ethics
|| MODERN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
|| 8 Sedgwick, Peter R
Nietzsche : the key concepts / Friedrich Wilhelm
Nietzsche.-- London: Routledge, 2009.
xii, 176 p. 22 cm.
ISBN : 9780415263771.
193 SED 136326
Nietzsche: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive guide to
one of the most widely-studied and influential
philosophers of the nineteenth century. This invaluable
resource helps navigate the often challenging and
controversial thought outlined in Nietzsche-s seminal
texts. Fully cross-referenced throughout and in an
accessible A-Z format with suggestions for further
reading, this concise yet thorough introduction explores
such ideas as: decadence, epistemology, modernity,
nihilism, and will to power.
** Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 ,
|| CHRISTIAN PASTORAL PRACTICE and RELIGIOUS ORDERS
|| 9 O-Connor, Daniel
The chaplains of the East India Company, 1601 - 1858 /
Daniel O-Connor.-- London: Continuum, 2012.
ISBN : 9781441175342.
253.0954 OCO 136356
The book provides an overview of the contemporary
Commonwealth and place the organization in its historical
context while assessing its achievements, failures and
** East India Company --Chaplains --History --17th
|| OTHER RELIGIONS
|| 10 Warder, A K
Indian Buddhism / A K Warder.--3rd ed-- Delhi: Motilal
Banarsidass Publishers, 2001.
xviii, 601p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788120817418.
294.30954 WAR 136517
This book describes the Buddhism of India on the basis of
the comparison of all the available original sources in
various languages. It falls into three approximately
equal parts. The first is a reconstruction of the
original Buddhism presupposed by the traditions of the
different schools known to us. The second part traces the
development of the -Eighteen Schools- of early Buddhism,
showing how they elaborated their doctrines out of the
common kernel. The third part describes the Mahayana
movement and the Mantrayana, the way of the bodhisattva
and the way of ritual. Particular attention is paid in
this book to the social teaching of Buddhism, the part
which relates to the -world- rather than to nirvana and
which has been generally neglected in modern writings
** Buddhism --India --Doctrines --History
|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 11 Ritzer, George
Introduction to sociology / George Ritzer.-- Los Angeles:
Sage Publications, 2012.
xxx, 686p. 27cm.
ISBN : 9781412977708.
301 RIT 136468
Itts the 21st century and the world is changing. Todayts
students have instant access to anyone, anything,
anywhere, anytime. They want to be enlightened,
entertained, and informed on their terms. They want to be
shown the relevance of the introductory sociology course
to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation
of sociology, Ritzer illuminates traditional sociological
concepts and theories, as well as some of todayts most
compelling social phenomena: globalization, consumer
culture, and the internet. As technology flattens the
globe, students are challenged to apply a sociological
perspective to their world. Ritzer brings students into
the conversation by bridging the divide between the
outside world and the classroom.
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 12 Consalvo, Mia (ed)
The handbook of internet studies / Mia Consalvo and
Charles Ess.-- West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
xiii, 498p, 24cm.
(Handbooks in communication and media).
ISBN : 9781118400074.
303.4834 CON 136602
This book brings together scholars from a variety of
fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in
how we communicate and experience our world as we have
moved from the industrial era into the age of digital
media. Presents a wide range of original essays by
established scholars in everything from online ethics to
ways in which indigenous peoples now use the Internet,
Looks at the role of the internet in modern societies,
and the continuing development of internet studies as an
academic field, Explores Internet studies through
history, society, culture, and the future of online media
Provides introductory frameworks to ground and orientate
the student, while also providing more experienced
scholars with a convenient and comprehensive overview of
the latest trends and critical directions in the many
areas of Internet research.
** Internet --Social aspects,
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 13 Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy (ed)
Handbook of feminist research : theory and praxis /
Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber.-- London: Sage publications,
ix, 758p, 26cm.
ISBN : 9781412905459.
305.42072 HES 136362
The topic of feminist research has too often been
neglected in standard research methods books. This text
illuminates on-going debates in the field of feminist
research as well as the practical applications and issues
for those whose research impacts social policy and social
** Women -- Research -- Methodology , Women-s studies --
Methodology , Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
|| 14 Turner, Bryan S (ed)
The body in Asia / Bryan S Turner and Zheng Yangwen.--
New York: Berghahn Books, 2009.
ISBN : 9781845455507.
306.4095 TUR 136354
The past few decades have seen growing interest in the
study of the body. However, the increasing number of
exciting and influential publications has primarily, if
not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures.
** Human body -- Social aspects -- Asia , Human body --
Social aspects -- Africa
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 15 Sinha Ray, Mallarika
Gender and radical politics in India : magic moments of
Naxalbari (1967-1975) / Mallarika Sinha Roy.-- London:
viii, 210p, 9cm.
ISBN : 9780415562355.
320.5320954 SIN 136360
Analyses the participation of women in the Naxalbari
movement and their experiences. This book covers radical
communist politics in South Asia, particularly in
relation to issues concerning the role of women in
** Naxalite movement , Communism -- India -- History --
20th century , Women -- Political activity -- India --
History -- 20th century , Women and communism -- India --
History -- 20th century , Women -- India -- Social
conditions -- 20th century , Social change -- India --
History -- 20th century , India -- Politics and
government -- 1947-
|| SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENTS and STATES
|| 16 Mallock, W H
The limits of pure democracy / W H Mallock.-- New
Brunswick: Transaction publishers, 2007.
ISBN : 9780765808462.
321.8 MAL 136367
The 1910s was a decade in which theories of socialism,
pacifism, and collectivism flowered. Publicists and
playwrights from Sidney Webb to George Bernard Shaw
expressed not just belief in "utopianism" but a vigorous
assault on the existing political and economic order.
Less well known is how a group of Tory thinkers laid the
foundations of a conservative counter-attack expressed
with equal literary and intellectual brilliance. Foremost
among them was W. H. Mallock. In The Limits of Pure
Democracy he argued that the pseudo-populist leaders of
the political party system promise everything but deliver
only the end of parties as such.
** Democracy , Socialism
17 Rosema, Martin (ed)
How democracy works : political representation and policy
congruence in modern societies / Martin Rosema, Bas
Denters and Kees Aarts.-- Amsterdam: Pallas Publications,
ISBN : 9789085550365.
321.8 ROS 136363
This book analyses the functioning of modern democracies
in terms of two basic principles: political
representation and policy congruence between citizens and
their representatives. A group of leading scholars
examines if democracy still works today, and how it
works, while its functioning is challenged by fundamental
changes in society. They also present new insights on the
mechanisms that create policy congruence, the sources of
satisfaction with democracy, and the role of the economy
in holding governments accountable.
** Democracy , Representative government and
|| 18 Quiggin, John
Zombie economics : how dead ideas still walk among us /
John Quiggin.-- Princeton: Princeton University Press,
x, 275p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9780691154541.
330 QUI 136477
In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still
stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare
many of the assumptions behind market liberalism. This
title explains how these dead ideas still walk among us -
and why we must find a way to kill them once and for all
if we are to avoid an even bigger financial crisis in the
** Economics -- History -- 20th century , Economic policy
-- History -- 20th century , Economics
19 Carter, Graydon (ed)
The great hangover : 21 tales of the new recession from
the pages of vanity fair / Vanity Fair and Graydon Carter
-- New York: Harper Perennial, 2010.
xiii, 464p, 20cm.
ISBN : 9780061964428.
330.90511 CAR 136586
The Great Hangover is an eye-opening collection of essays
on the global economic crisis by fifteen of the most
respected contemporary business writers in America. Along
with compelling and sometimes hair-raising pieces from a
dozen other Vanity Fair contributors on the recent
recession-s myriad villains and victim stand the worldwide
impact of the financial downturn.
** Madoff, Bernard L, Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009,
Recessions --History --21st century, Financial crises --
United States --History --21st century, Financial crises
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 20 International Monetary Fund
International financial statistics yearbook 2011.--
Washington: International Monetary Fund, 2011.
2v, 28 cm.
Vol.2 : Country notes.
ISBN : 9781616351465.
332.021 INT 136236,V.1(Ref.), 136237,V.2(Ref.)
** Finance--Statistics, International finance--
21 Moore, Tomoe
India-s emerging financial market : a flow of funds model
/ Tomoe Moore.-- London: Routledge, 2007.
xxii, 181p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415434096.
332.10954 MOO 136365
In the early 1990s, financial liberalization started in
India, and it was thought that such reforms would
increase economic growth. This study applies the flow of
funds model for India. Using detailed data of the Indian
economy, the financial sector is presented with
associated policy simulation for India.
** Banks and banking -- India , Finance -- India ,
Financial institutions -- India
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
|| 22 Cattaneo, Olivier (ed)
Global value chains in a postcrisis world : a development
perspective / Olivier Cattaneo, Gary Gereffi and Cornelia
Staritz.-- New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011.
xxi, 391p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788171888801.
337 CAT 136296
The book offers insights on the challenges and
opportunities for developing countries, with a particular
focus on entry and upgrading possibilities in GVCs
post crisis. Business strategies and related changes in
GVCs are also examined, and the book offers concrete
policy recommendations and suggests a number of
interventions that would allow developing countries to
better harness the benefits of the recovery.
** International trade , International economic relations
, Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
|| 23 Danzon, Patricia M (ed)
The Oxford handbook of the economics of the
biopharmaceutical industry / Patricia M Danzon and Sean
Nicholson.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xix, 597p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780199742998.
338.476157 DAN 136346
The biopharmaceutical industry has been a major driver of
technological change in health care, producing
unprecedented benefits for patients, cost challenges for
payers, and profits for shareholders. As consumers and
companies benefit from access to new drugs, policymakers
around the globe seek mechanisms to control prices and
expenditures commensurate with value. The book is thus
recommended reading for academic economists and non-
economists, and for those in industry and policy who wish
to understand the economics of this fascinating industry.
** Pharmaceutical industry, Biopharmaceutics --Economic
24 Fardoust, Shahrokh (ed)
Postcrisis growth and development : a development agenda
for the G-20 / Shahrokh Fardoust, Yongbeom Kim and
Claudia Sepulveda.-- New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011
xxxiv, 548p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788171888825.
338.90091724 FAR 136297
The Korea-World Bank High Level Conference on Post-Crisis
Growth and Development, held in June 2010, in Busan,
Republic of Korea, successfully brought key development
issues to the forefront, laid the groundwork for setting
global development priorities, and advanced the
discussion among the international community, the G20,
and the non-G20 countries on development policy. This
volume compiles the papers and proceedings presented at
this conference, which was attended by a mix of
delegations from international organizations, high-level
government officials, and eminent academics and
practitioners. The volume makes a strong case for
integrating development into the G20 agenda and the need
to bring non-G20 developing countries on board to ensure
their participation in the global recovery and sustained
growth and to enhance the legitimacy and credibility of
the G20 process.
** Group of Twenty -- Congresses , Economic development -
Developing countries -- Congresses , International
finance -- Congresses ,
25 Pushpangadan, K (ed)
Growth, development, and diversity : India-s record since
liberalization / K Pushpangadan and V N Balasubramanyam.-
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xx, 357p. 22cm
ISBN : 9780198077992.
338.954 PUS 136340
Most states in India have experienced relatively high
growth rates since 1991 when extensive economic
liberalization measures were introduced. This volume, by
distinguished economists and policymakers, analyses the
contribution of liberalization-induced growth to
development. Combining economic theory with rigorous
empirical investigations, this volume identifies regional
disparities within and across states--Kerala, Karnataka,
Andhra Pradesh, and Bihar. It also examines specific
development indicators, namely, child labor, nutrition,
education, and growth in employment, trade, and
productivity since liberalization.
** Economic development --India, Liberalism --India,
India --Economic conditions --1991-,
26 Panzironi, Francesca (ed)
Capability approach : development practice and public
policy in the Asia-Pacific region / Francesca Panzironi
and Katharine Gelber.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
viii, 214p, 9cm.
ISBN : 9780415685733.
338.995 PAN 136355
This book provides a unique laboratory of -capabilities
in practice- in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the
application of the capability approach in development
practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary
perspective by bringing together scholars and
practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary
backgrounds, including development studies, health
policy, political science, political theory, political
economy, architecture, indigenous studies, urban planning
and communication technologies.
** Economic development -- Pacific Area , Social planning
-- Pacific Area , Social justice -- Pacific Area ,
Equality -- Pacific Area
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 27 Kickul, Jill (ed)
Patterns in social entrepreneurship research / Jill
Kickul and Sophie Bacq.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.
viii, 308p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781781003589.
361.00684 KIC 136603
This impressive book outlines the complexities peculiar
to the field of social entrepreneurship. Such
complexities manifest at different moments in the
development of a social entrepreneurial venture. It ties
together many of the pressing issues and questions often
encountered by social entrepreneurs and innovators as
they identify, create, develop and sustain their own
solutions throughout the life-cycle of their ventures.
Social entrepreneurship, as a multi-disciplinary field,
presents a unique opportunity and environment for
researchers to contribute to academic-focused knowledge
on both theoretical frameworks and practical skills on a
** Social entrepreneurship, Nonprofit organizations-
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 28 McManners, Peter
Green outcomes in the real world : global forces, local
circumstances and sustainable solutions / Peter McManners
-- England: Gower publishing, 2010.
x, 233p, 10cm.
ISBN : 9780566091797.
363.70526 MAC 136361
This book is about hard-edged reality presented by an
author with huge experience and a deep understanding of
the business perspective. It will, therefore appeal to a
wide range of professionals involved in setting policy
and future direction for businesses, governments, and non
governmental bodies, as well as to those with an academic
interest in business, economics, social and environmental
issues, and public policy.
** Globalization -- Environmental aspects , Environmental
policy , Environmental economics , Sustainable
development -- International cooperation
|| WATER, AIR and SPACE TRANSPORTATION
|| 29 Barnhart, Cynthia (ed)
Quantitative problem solving methods in the airline
industry : a modeling methodology handbook / Cynthia
Barnhart and Barry C Smith.-- New York: Springer, 2012.
ix, 458p 24cm.
(International series in operations research and management
ISBN : 9781461416074.
387.7068 BAR 136587
This book reviews Operations Research theory,
applications and practice in seven major areas of airline
planning and operations. Airline Planning and Schedule
Development, with a look at many remaining open research
questions. Revenue Management, including a view of
current business and technical landscapes, as well as
suggested areas for future research. Airline Distribution
- a comprehensive overview of this newly emerging area.
Crew Management Information Systems, including recent
advances using the volume algorithm, primal-dual methods
and constraint-based approaches, as well as the
development of information systems that facilitate the
integration of crew management modeling with airline
planning and operations. Airline Operations, with
consideration of recent advances and successes in solving
the airline operations problem.
** Airlines--Management--Simulation methods, Operations
research, Business planning, Civil engineering, Economics
Engineering economy, Industrial organization (Economic
theory), Regional economics,
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
|| 30 McCool, John I
Using the Weibull distribution: reliability, modeling,
and Inference / John I McCool.-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2012.
xix, 336p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781118217986.
519.24 MAC 136311
This book fills a gap in the current literature on the
topic, introducing a self-contained presentation of the
probabilistic basis for the methodology while providing
powerful techniques for extracting information from data.
The author explains the use of the Weibull distribution
and its statistical and probabilistic basis, providing a
wealth of material that is not available in the current
literature. The book begins by outlining the fundamental
probability and statistical concepts that serve as a
foundation for subsequent topics of coverage.
** Weibull distribution --Textbooks, Probabilities --
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 31 Christopher, Elizabeth
International management : explorations across cultures /
Elizabeth Christopher.-- London: Kogan Page, 2012.
xiii,392p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780749465285.
658.049 CHR 136366
This title explores management opportunities in
encounters across the world between national,
organisational, political, professional and social
cultures. It identifies the leadership styles to
characterise people across regions, nations, communities
and organizations, within groups and as individuals.
** International business enterprises -- Management ,
International business enterprises -- Management -- Cross
32 Marsh, Clive
Financial management for non-financial managers / Clive
Marsh.-- London: Kogan Page, 2012.
iv, 246p, 8cm.
ISBN : 9780749464677.
658.15 MAR 136359
Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers shows
managers how to gain confidence in understanding
financial matters, managing a budget and dealing with
bankers, accountants and finance professionals. A source
of expert advice on all the essential aspects of
financial management, it covers: business structures,
accounting and financial statements, analysis and ratios,
planning, budgeting, product and service costing, setting
selling prices, investment appraisal, finance and working
capital, taxation and international transactions.
** Business enterprises -- Finance , Corporations --
33 Christoffersen, Peter F
Elements of financial risk management / Peter F
Christoffersen.--2nd ed-- Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012.
xvi, 326p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780123744487.
658.155 CHR 136633
Value-at-Risk has emerged as the standard tool for
measuring and reporting financial market risk. Currently,
more than eighty commercial vendors offer enterprise or
trading risk management systems that provide VAR-like
measures. Risk managers are therefore often left with the
daunting task of having to choose from this plethora of
risk measures. While basic VAR textbooks describe average
VAR situations, the vast majority of these situations are
abnormal. This book focus on implementation, especially
recent techniques which facilitate "bridging the gap"
between standard textbooks on risk and real-life risk
management systems. This book will appeal to
practitioners in the financial services and investment
industries, as well as graduate students and advanced
undergraduates who want exposure to these techniques.
** Risk management, Financial risk management, Finance,
34 Solozhentsev, E D
Risk management technologies : with logic and
probabilistic models / E D Solozhentsev.-- Heidelberg:
xxii, 305p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9789400742871.
658.155 SOL 136309
This book presents intellectual innovative information
(I3) technologies based on logical and probabilistic (LP)
risk models covering a range of systems and settings.
Offers numerous applications demonstrating the
effectiveness of risk management technologies.
** Risk management -- Mathematical models
35 Tansky, Judith W (ed)
Human resource strategies for the high growth
entrepreneurial firm / Judith W Tansky and Robert L
Heneman.-- Greenwich: Information age publishing, 2001.
xx, 264p, 23cm.
(Research in Human Resource Management).
ISBN : 9781930608146.
658.301 TAN 136589
This volume not only illustrates the research that is
being done in the area of human resources in
entrepreneurial firms but it raises many issues that
exemplify the complexity of the topic. There are small
established firms, small start-up firms and small high
growth firms. These firms vary in ownership based on
family ownership. These firms also vary based on how they
handle people issues: structure versus lack of structure,
the traditional HR functional approach versus the use of
people management practices, person-job fit versus person
organization fit, ability and work experience versus
integrity and conscientiousness, tasks versus roles,
traditional pay versus variable pay, short-term
orientation of incentives versus long-term orientation of
incentives, and many more. It will help practitioners and
owners in all the small and high growth firms.
** Entrepreneurship, Small business --Personnel
36 Armstrong, Michael
How to be an even better manager / Michael Armstrong.--
8th ed-- London: KoganPage, 2012.
xiii, 299p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749463298.
658.4 ARM 136364
A practical management guide. It covers 50 specific areas
of management. It covers managing people, managing
activities, managing and developing yourself. It also
takes account of approaches to management, and includes
fresh thinking on familiar aspects of the manager-s job.
37 Cano, Emilio L
Six sigma with R : statistical engineering for process
improvement / Emilio L Cano, Javier M Moguerza and Andres
Redchuk.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
xxx, 284p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781461436515.
658.4013 CAN 136310
Six Sigma has developed over the last twenty years into a
powerful quality management tool. Taking a purely applied
perspective, the book explains this statistical device
through a variety of comprehensible examples that are
accessible to a range of readers.
** Six sigma (Quality control standard) 2. Six sigma
(Quality control standard) -- Case studies 3. R (Computer
38 Mintzberg, Henry
Structure in fives : designing effective organizations /
Henry Mintzberg.-- Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall,
vii, 312p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780138554798.
658.402 MIN 136520
Here-s a guide that shows managers how to choose the best
organizational design for their business from five basic
structures identified by the author. In it readers will
discover how to avoid typical mistakes, especially those
pertaining to conflict among different divisions.
39 Salo, Ahti (ed)
Portfolio decision analysis : improved methods for
resource allocation / Ahti Salo, Jeffrey Keisler and Alec
Morton.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
xv, 409p, 24cm.
(International series in operations research and management
ISBN : 9781441999429.
658.403 SAL 136588
This book provides extensive, up-to-date coverage of
decision analytic methods for allocation resources to
lumpy investment opportunities in firms and public
organizations where investment goes beyond purely
discrete financial entities. In particular, it discusses
the evolution of these methods, presents new
methodological advances and illustrates their uses across
several application domains. The book presents innovative
treatments, both in terms of new methodological
approaches and their uses in applications. The intended
audience consists of researchers and academics who wish
to gain a good understanding of portfolio decision
analysis and also insights into how PDA methods can be
leveraged in different application contexts. The book can
also be employed in courses at the post-graduate level.
** Portfolio management --Decision making,
40 Boje, David (ed)
The Routledge companion to organizational change / David
Boje, Bernard Burnes and John Hassard.-- London: Routldge
xiv, 609p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415556453.
658.406 BOJ 136349
This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative
overview of the field. The volume brings together the
very best contributors not only from the field of
organizational change, but also from adjacent fields,
such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer
fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes
of this discipline.
** Organizational change.
41 Burke, W Warner
Organization change : theory and practice / W Warner
Burke.--3rd ed-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2011.
xv, 362p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132110149.
658.406 BUR 136306
This book will prove invaluable to students and
professors of MBA-level courses in organization change,
organization psychology, industrial psychology, and
organizational behavior. It will also benefit
professionals and consultants in need of a reference for
** Organizational change , Organizational behavior ,
42 Brijs, Bert
Business analysis for business intelligence / Bert Brijs.
-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013.
xxiii, 376p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439858349.
658.472 BRI 136599
Aligning business intelligence (BI) infrastructure with
strategy processes not only improves your organization-s
ability to respond to change, but also adds significant
value to your BI infrastructure and development
investments. Until now, there has been a need for a
comprehensive book on business analysis for BI that
starts with a macro view and gradually narrows it down to
real-world tips, templates, and discussion material BI
analysts need to know. Covering the concepts, tools, and
background required for successful BI projects, Business
Analysis for Business Intelligence describes how to use
business intelligence to improve your analysis
activities. It outlines a proven framework for developing
data models and solutions that fit your organization-s
** Business intelligence, Decision making, Strategic
43 Sachs, Jonah
Winning the story wars : why those who tell-and live-the
best stories will rule the future / Jonah Sachs.-- Boston
: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
viii, 264p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422143568.
658.802 SAC 136312
The story wars are all around us. They are the struggle
to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today,
most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are
drowned out before they even reach us. But a few
consistently break through the din, using the only tool
that has ever moved minds and changed behaviortgreat
stories. With insights from mythology, advertising
history, evolutionary biology, and psychology, viral
storyteller and advertising expert Jonah Sachs takes
readers into a fascinating world of seemingly
insurmountable challenges and enormous opportunity.
** Marketing --Social aspects, Storytelling --
Psychological aspects, Consumers --Psychology, Social
44 Uimonen, Paula
Digital drama : teaching and learning art and media in
Tanzania / Paula Uimonen.-- New York: Routledge, 2012.
xvi, 255p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780415894111.
700.7109678 UIM 136315
The aim of this book is to explore digital media and
intercultural interaction at an arts college in Tanzania
through innovative forms of ethnographic representation.
The book and the series website weave together visual and
aural narratives, interviews and observations, life
stories and video documentaries, art performances and
productions. It paints a vivid portrayal of everyday life
in East Africa’s only institute for practical art
training, while tracing the rich cultural history of a
state that has mixed tribalism, nationalism, Pan-
Africanism, and cosmopolitanism in astonishingly creative
ways. While following the anthropological tradition of
thick description, Digital Drama employs a more artistic
and accessible style of writing.
** Arts --Study and teaching --Tanzania, Digital media --
|| LITERATURE, RHETORIC and CRITICISM
|| 45 Zima, Peter V
The philosophy of modern literary theory / Peter V Zima.-
London: The Athlone Press, 1999.
xi, 263p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780485121506.
801.950904 ZIM 136307
This text presents an introduction to the theories and
concepts of literary criticism. The book argues that
modern theories can only be properly understood when
placed in the philosophical and aesthetic context in
which they originated and evolved.
** Criticism -- History -- 20th century ,
|| ENGLISH and OLD ENGLISH LITERATURES
|| 46 Bronte, Emily
Wuthering heights / Emily Bronte.-- Lexington: SoHo Books
ISBN : 9781612930664.
823 BRO 136637
This book is one of the world-s greatest tales of
unrequited love, captivating readers with its intense
passion and drama since its publication in 1847. In this
special collector-s edition, the powerful, complex bond
between Heath cliff and Catherine that unfolds in the
wild, romantic landscape of the Yorkshire moors is
beautifully presented in illustrated form for the first
** Triangles (Interpersonal relations) --Fiction,
Rejection (Psychology) --Fiction, Rural families --
Fiction Foundlings --Fiction, Yorkshire (England) --
|| WORLD HISTORY
|| 47 Mayall, James (ed)
Contemporary commonwealth : an assessment 1965-2009 /
James Mayall.-- London: Routledge, 2010.
vi, 230p, 9cm.
ISBN : 9780415482776.
909.0971241 MAY 136357
The book provides an overview of the contemporary
Commonwealth and place the organization in its historical
context while assessing its achievements, failures and
** Commonwealth (Organization) , Commonwealth countries ,
48 Nair-Venugopal, Shanta (ed)
The gaze of the west and framings of the east / Shanta
Nair-Venugopal.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xv, 264p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230302921.
909.09821 NAI 136295
This volume explores Western attitudes towards the
phenomenon of Easternization, drawing upon Eastern
perspectives and examining the impact upon contemporary
culture to argue that Easternization is another type of
** East and West , Globalization -- Social aspects , Asia
-- Foreign public opinion, Western
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
|| 49 Reid, Anthony
Southeast Asia in the age of commerce 1450-1680 / Anthony
Reid.-- New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.
V.2-expansion and crisis.
ISBN : 9780300065169.
959 REI 136549,vol. 2
From 1450 to 1680, when the Renaissance and early
capitalism were transforming Europe, changes were
occurring in Southeast Asia. This volume focuses on the
changes that defined the Age of Commerce as a period.
** Southeast Asia -- History