||1 O-Connor, Timothy (ed)
A companion to the philosophy of action / Timothy
O-Connor and Constantine Sandis.-- The Atrium: Wiley-
xxv, 638 p. 26 cm.
ISBN : 9781118346327.
128.4 OCO 137271
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the
central issues and processes relating to human actions.
Specially commissioned chapters from international
experts cover all facets of philosophy of action - from
key figures and terminology to some of the more
controversial problems in the field.
** Act (Philosophy).
|| APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
||2 Long, Douglas G
Third generation leadership and the locus of control :
knowledge, change and neuroscience / Douglas G Long.--
Surrey: Gower, 2012.
xii, 209 p. 25 cm.
ISBN : 9781409444534.
158.4 LON 137044
With examples from everyday situations, underpinned by
research, this book is about understanding and applying
aspects of neuroscience critical for tomorrow-s world. It
provides a framework for addressing problems through
insights into how the way we use our brains affects
values, worldviews and behaviors.
** Leadership , Leadership -- Psychological aspects ,
Limbic system ,
|| 3 Shafer-Landau, Russ (ed)
Ethical theory : an anthology / Russ Shafer-Landau.--2nd
ed-- Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
ISBN : 9780470671603.
170 SHA 137055
Ethical Theory: An Anthology is an authoritative
collection of key essays by top scholars in the field,
addressing core issues including consequentially,
deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as traditionally
underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge and moral
4 Case, Peter (ed)
Belief and organization / Peter Case, Heather Hopfl and
Hugo Letiche.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
ISBN : 9780230284715.
174.4 CAS 136978
The book examines the alternative belief systems which
contemporary organizational actors live by and through
which they seek to find meaning within the dominant (neo)
capitalist social order. This volume marks an attempt to
move the study of belief forward within management and
** Business ethics, Organizational behavior -- Religious
5 Klikauer, Thomas
Seven management moralities / Thomas Klikauer.--
Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xi, 339p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230369344.
174.4 KLI 137050
Seven Management Moralities delivers a comprehensive
overview of all forms of moral and immoral behaviour
displayed by management. Utilising Kohlberg-s ascending
scale of seven moralities, the book includes the ethics
of Aristotle, Kant, Utilitarianism, Bauman, Habermas, and
** Management -- Moral and ethical aspects , Business
ethics , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
|| CHRISTIANITY and CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
||6 Muers, Rachel
Modern theology : a critical introduction / Rachel Muers
and Mike Higton.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
x, 388 p. 26 cm.
ISBN : 9780415495851.
230 MUE 137203
This book offers a fresh and up-to-date introduction to
modern Christian theology. The -long nineteenth century-
saw enormous transformations of theology, and of thought
about religion, that shaped the way both Christianity and
-religion- are understood today. The author provide a
lucid guide to the development of theology since 1789,
giving students a critical understanding of their own
-modern- assumptions, of the origins of the debates and
the fields of study in which they are involved, and of
major modern thinkers.
|| SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
||7 Berg, Bruce L
Qualitative research methods for the social sciences /
Bruce L Berg and Howard Lune.--8th ed-- Boston: Pearson,
xvi, 432 p. 23 cm.
ISBN : 9780205809387.
300.72 BER 137270
This text shows novice researchers how to design,
collect, and analyze qualitative data and then present
their results to the scientific community. The book
stresses the importance of ethics in research and taking
the time to properly design and think through any
** Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
||8 Cohen, Robin
Global sociology / Robin Cohen and Paul Kennedy.--3rd ed-
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
xxxii, 455p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230293748.
301 COH 136983
From religion to recession and social media to corporate
power, this book continues to be the authority on global
issues in contemporary society. Combining updated
discussion of global challenges with clear writing and an
emphasis on critical thinking, the book will inspire
today-s students of global society across disciplines.
** Sociology, International cooperation.
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||9 Rheingold, Howard
Net smart : how to thrive online / Howard Rheingold.--
Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012.
viii, 322p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262017459.
302.231 RHE 136968
In this book the author explains how attention works, and
how we can use our attention to focus on the tiny
relevant portion of the incoming tsunami of information.
He describes the quality of participation that empowers
the best of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other
online community participants, he examines how successful
online collaborative enterprises contribute new knowledge
to the world in new ways, and he teaches us a lesson on
networks and network building.
** Internet -- Social aspects, Information technology --
Social aspects, Electronic information resources, Social
media, Digital media.
10 Wang, Susheng
Organization theory and its applications / Susheng Wang.-
London: Routledge, 2013.
x, 209p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415690393.
302.35 WAN 137071
The book presents the theory in the first two chapters
and proceeds to cover the applications of the theory in
the three chapters that follow. The theory lays the
foundation and the applications illustrate how the theory
can be used in a wide range of business problems. The
book covers many concepts and ideas in organization
theory, including complete contracts, incomplete
contracts, allocation of control rights, option
contracts, convertibles, and joint ventures, concisely.
** Organization, Corporate governance, Management,
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||11 Kakabadse, Andrew (ed)
Global elites : the opaque nature of transnational policy
determination / Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Kakabadse.--
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
ISBN : 9780230278738.
303.34 KAK 137063
Exploring the nature, configuration and influence of
global Elites, this book examines the impact of Elites on
transnational policy development and strategically on
corporations as board members of PLCs and international
joint ventures (IJV-s). Overall, the book provides a
balanced view of how our present day Elites operate.
** Elite (Social sciences), Policy sciences.
12 Jasanoff, Sheila
Science and public reason / Sheila Jasanoff.-- London:
xvi, 286p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415524865.
303.483 JAS 136977
The book explores how democratic governments construct
public reason--that is, the forms of evidence and
argument used in making state decisions accountable to
citizens. The objective is to investigate what societies
do in practice when they claim to be reasoning in the
public interest. Methodologically, the book is grounded
in the field of science and technology studies (STS). It
uses in-depth qualitative studies of legal and political
practices to shed light on the cultural construction of
public reason and the reasoning political subject.
** Science -- Social aspects, Technology -- Social
aspects Science and state, Technology and state, Public
13 Bishop, Peter C
Teaching about the future / Peter C Bishop and Andy Hines
-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xix, 304p. 22 cm.
ISBN : 9780230363496.
303.49071 BIS 137049
The faculty at the University of Houston-s program in
Futures Studies share their comprehensive, integrated
approach to preparing foresight professionals and
assisting others doing foresight projects. Provides an
essential guide to developing classes on the future or
even establishing whole degree programs.
** Forecasting -- Study and teaching
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
||14 Aberth, John
An Environmental history of the middle ages : the
crucible of nature / John Aberth.-- London: Routledge,
xvi, 326p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415779463.
304.20940902 ABE 136973
Exploring the entire medieval period from 500 to 1500,
and ranging across the whole of Europe, from England and
Spain to the Baltic and Eastern Europe, author focuses
his study on three key areas: the natural elements of
air, water, and earth, the forest, and wild and domestic
animals. Through this multi-faceted lens, An
Environmental History of the Middle Ages sheds
fascinating new light on the medieval environmental
** Human ecology --Europe --History --To 1500, Nature --
Effect of human beings on --Europe --History --To 1500,
Four elements (Philosophy) --Social aspects --Europe --
History --To 1500.
15 Croix, David De La
Fertility, education, growth, and sustainability / David
De La Croix.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xvii, 247p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107029590.
304.632 CRO 137209
This book outlines parallels between demographic
development and economic outcomes, explaining how
fertility, growth and inequality are related. It provides
a set of general equilibrium models where households
choose their number of children, analysed in four
domains. First, inequality is particularly damaging for
growth as human capital is kept low by the mass of grown-
up children stemming from poor families. Second, the cost
of education can be an important determining factor on
fertility. Third, fertility is sometimes viewed as a
strategic variable in the power struggle between
different cultural, ethnic and religious groups. Finally,
fertility might be affected by policies targeted at other
** Fertility, Human -- Economic aspects, Population.
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
||16 Hall, John R (ed)
Handbook of cultural sociology / John R Hall, Laura
Grindstaff and Ming-cheng Lo.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xxiii, 696 p. 26 cm.
ISBN : 9780415540124.
306 HAL 137202
This book provides a comprehensive overview of
contemporary scholarship in sociology and related
disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture
to social structures and everyday life. The book draws
diverse approaches to cultural sociology into a dialogue
that charts different pathways for research on culture in
17 Miller, Barbara
Cultural anthropology in a globalizing world / Barbara
Miller.--3rd ed-- Boston: Pearson, 2012.
ISBN : 9780205786367.
306 MIL 137268
This book, based on Miller-s full-length Cultural
Anthropology text, will generate class discussion,
increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student
learning. Material throughout the book highlights the
relevance of anthropology to students and how they can
apply in their careers.
** Ethnology, Globalization -- Social aspects.
18 Scupin, Raymond
Cultural anthropology : a global perspective / Raymond
Scupin.--8th ed-- Boston: Pearson, 2012.
xvi,464p. 27 cm.
ISBN : 9780205158805.
306 SCU 137269
Organized by societal type, this book-s primary emphasis
is on applied anthropology, with a strong coverage of
globalization. Additionally, it emphasizes three unifying
themes: 1) the diversity of human societies and cultural
patterns the world over, 2) the similarities that make
all humans fundamentally alike, and 3) the
interconnections between the sciences and humanities
19 Marshall, Robert C (ed)
Cooperation in economy and society / Robert C Marshall.--
Lanham: Altamira Press, 2010.
xxi, 295 p. 23cm.
(Society for Economic Anthropology monographs, 28).
ISBN : 9780759119819.
306.3 MAR 137272
The essays in the book analyze cases of cooperation in a
wide range of ethnographic, archaeological and
evolutionary settings. This book provides an impressive
range of studies across the spectrum of anthropology that
illustrates the centrality of cooperation in human
relations. The various papers address ways to understand
cooperation among individuals, how both hierarchic and
more egalitarian organizations solve the problems of
their members, the performance of cooperative
institutions in difficult economic times, and the
regulation of access to common property resources.
** Cooperation, Cooperative societies, Institutional
cooperation, Economic anthropology.
|| INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
|| 20 Dash, P L (ed)
India and central Asia : two decades of transition / P L
Dash.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Xiii, 230p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780198089636.
327.54058 DAS 137194
The book consists of 14 essays written by eminent
scholars in the field and focuses on India-Central Asia
relations especially in the past two decades with a
** India -- Relations -- Asia, Central, Asia, Central --
Relations -- India.
||21 Kliman, Andrew
The failure of capitalist production : underlying causes
of the great recession / Andrew Kliman.-- London:
xiii, 240 p. 22 cm.
ISBN : 9780745332390.
330.122 KLI 137064
The recent financial crisis and Great Recession have been
analysed endlessly in the mainstream and academia, but
this is the first book to conclude, on the basis of in-
depth analyses of official US data, that Marx-s crisis
theory can explain these events. Marx believed that the
rate of profit has a tendency to fall, leading to
economic crises and recessions. Many economists, Marxists
among them, have dismissed this theory out of hand, but
the author-s careful data analysis shows that the rate of
profit did indeed decline after the post-World War II
boom and that free-market policies failed to reverse the
decline. The fall in profitability led to sluggish
investment and economic growth, mounting debt problems,
desperate attempts of governments to fight these problems
by piling up even more debt - and ultimately to the Great
** Capitalism, Business cycles -- United States --
22 Walter, Andrew (ed)
East Asian capitalism : diversity, continuity, and change
/ Andrew Walter and Xiaoke Zhang.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 9780199643097.
330.122095 WAL 137065
This book analyses developments in East Asian capitalism
since the 1980s, focusing on three main areas: business
systems, financial structures, and labour markets.
** Capitalism -- East Asia, East Asia -- Economic
conditions -- 20th century.
23 Michelagnoli, Giovanni
Ezio Tarantelli : economic theory and industrial
relations / Giovanni Michelagnoli.-- Heidelberg: Springer
, 2012. xv, 134 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642223112.
330.156 MIC 137066
The present book analyses the work of Ezio Tarantelli, a
remarkable Italian scientist and economist killed by the
Red Brigades in 1985 after only a short life (1941-1985).
Tarantelli-s work and its implications are not only of
importance for Italian researchers, but also represents a
contribution of interest to economists worldwide.
** Keynesian economics, Economics, Economic policy,
Economics -- Methodology.
24 Petrakis, Panagiotis
The Greek economy and the crisis : challenges and
responses / Panagiotis Petrakis.-- Heidelberg: Springer,
x, 450 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642211744.
330.9495 PET 137279
This book targets all those who think about the present
and future of this (culturally) long-lived small
geographic region (Greece), to form a personal view of
its social and economic problems. A society that repeats
the same types of behavior over the centuries does not do
so due to random mistakes. It contains intrinsic forces
that affect it. These should be understood, to allow us
to delineate future developments. However, the manner in
which the social and economic process is perceived must
be comprehensive and multidisciplinary: Economics,
politics, social psychology and organizational psychology
are essential to this analysis.
** Greece -- Economic conditions -- 1974-, Greece --
Economic policy -- 1974-, Economics, Development
25 Cynamon, Barry Z (ed)
After the great recession : the struggle for economic
recovery and growth / Barry Z Cynamon, Steven M Fazzari
and Mark Setterfield.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 2013. xvii,340p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107015890.
330.973 CYN 137207
The severity of the Great Recession and the subsequent
stagnation caught many economists by surprise. But a
group of Keynesian scholars warned for some years that
strong forces were leading the US toward a deep,
persistent downturn. This book collects essays about
these events from prominent macroeconomists who developed
a perspective that predicted the broad outline and many
specific aspects of the crisis. Economists and policy
makers need to explore how the process of demand
formation failed after 2007 and where demand will come
from going forward. Successive chapters address the
sources and dynamics of demand, the distribution and
growth of wages, the structure of finance and challenges
from globalization, and inform recommendations for
monetary and fiscal policies to achieve a more efficient
and equitable society.
** Recessions --United States --History --21st century,
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, Unemployment --Effect
of inflation on --United States --History --21st century,
26 Santiso, Javier (ed)
The Oxford handbook of Latin American political economy /
Javier Santiso and Jeff Dayton-Johnson.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2012.
xi, 620p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780199747504.
330.98 SAN 137070
This handbook accordingly adopts a political-economy
perspective to understand Latin American economies. This
perspective is not new to the region, indeed, this volume
consciously follows the approach pioneered by political
economist Albert O. Hirschman a half century ago. But the
nature of the political and economic processes at work in
Latin America has changed dramatically since Hirschman-s
critical contribution. Military dictatorships have given
way to an uneven democratic consolidation, agricultural
or primary-product producers have transformed into middle
income, diversified economies, some of which are leading
examples of emerging markets. So, too, the tools of
political-economy have developed by leaps and bounds.
** Latin America -- Economic policy, Latin America --
Economic conditions -- 1982-, Latin America -- Politics
and government -- 1980-.
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
** Labor economics.
28 Taylor, Mark P (ed)
The applied economics of labour / Mark P Taylor.-- London
: Routledge, 2012.
v, 133p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9780415693066.
331 TAY 137093
This book provides an introduction and overview to seven
applied financial studies on the theme of labour. The
studies cover a wide range of topics, from the individual
effects of becoming disabled on key aspects of labour
market outcomes in Germany, to testing whether there is
evidence of compression of morbidity using Health and
Retirement Study (HRS) data and analysing the effects of
this on the labour supply of older people. The studies
employ a variety of applied techniques across a range of
** Labor economics ,
29 Atzeni, Maurizio (ed)
Alternative work organizations / Maurizio Atzeni.-- New
York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xi, 207p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230241404.
331.2 ATZ 137095
Workers can take control of their factories, reverting
assumptions about property, management, work organization
and wages. This book analyzes the challenges and
questions alternative forms of work presents to workers.
** Work environment , Management -- Employee
participation , Organization , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS /
Human Resources and Personnel Management
30 Grandey, Alicia A (ed)
Emotional labor in the 21st century : diverse
perspectives on the psychology of emotion regulation at
work / Alicia A Grandey, James Diefendorff and Deborah E
Rupp.-- New York: Routledge, 2013.
ISBN : 9781848729490.
331.256 GRA 137057
This book offers researchers and practitioners a review
of emotional labor theory and research that integrates
the various perspectives into a coherent framework, and
proposes an agenda for future research on this
increasingly relevant and important topic.
** Nonverbal communication in the workplace , Employees -
Attitudes , Customer relations
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
||31 Ghosh, Amalendu
Managing risks in commercial and retail banking /
Amalendu Ghosh.-- Singapore: John Wiley and Sons, 2012.
xvii, 550 p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9781118103531.
332.12 GHO 137275
This book takes an in-depth, logical look at dealing with
all aspects of risk management within the banking sector.
It presents complex processes in a simplified way by
providing real-life situations and examples. The book
examines all dimensions of the risks that banks face--
both the financial risks--credit, market, and operational
-and the non-financial risks--money laundering,
information technology, business strategy, legal, and
reputational. Focusing on methods and models for
identifying, measuring, monitoring, and controlling
risks, it provides practical advice backed up by solid
theories, without resorting to the use of complicated
mathematical and statistical formulas.
** Banks and banking -- Risk management, Risk management,
Financial risk management.
32 Wojcik, Dariusz
The Global stock market : issuers, investors, and
intermediaries in an uneven world / Dariusz Wojcik.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xxi, 196p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199666300.
332.642 WOJ 137193
The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview
of the global stock market focusing on the relations of
issuers, investors, and intermediaries, and how these are
shaped by local context. It shows how the stock market
map is currently being re-drawn, and its centrality to
understanding the structure and dynamics of the world
** Stock exchanges.
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
||33 Wittmer, Heidi (ed)
The Economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in local and
regional policy and management / Heidi Wittmer and
Haripriya Gundimeda.-- London: Earthscan, 2012.
xxii, 351p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781849712521.
333.95 WIT 136969
The book explores the potential for local development
provided by an approach based on nature. It offers
examples of successful implementation of this approach
from across the world, highlighting the importance of
local decision making in management and planning. It
provides tools and practical guidance for reform, and
throughout the volume the economic benefits of
environmental consideration at a local level are
** Ecology -- Economic aspects, Biodiversity -- Economic
aspects, Environmental economics, Environmental policy,
|| SOCIALISM and RELATED SYSTEMS
||34 Boucher, Geoff
Understanding Marxism / Geoff Boucher.-- Durham: Acumen
ix, 260 p. 23 cm.
ISBN : 9781844655205.
335.4 BOU 137051
This book provides an accessible introduction to Marxism
by explaining each of the key concepts of Marxist
politics and social theory. The book is organized into
three parts, which explore the successive waves of change
within Marxist theory and places these in historical
context, while the whole provides a clear and
comprehensive account of Marxism as an intellectual
||35 Andersson, Martin (ed)
Innovation and growth : from RandD strategies of innovating
firms to economy-wide technological change / Martin
Andersson and others.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press,
xx, 347p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199646685.
338.064 AND 137196
This book provides an understanding of firms- RandD and
innovation strategies and their economy-wide
consequences. It is based on the premise that differences
in firm-level returns, as well as economy-wide outcomes,
may be linked to the heterogeneous ways in which firms
organize and undertake RandD and innovation activities. It
emphasizes innovation strategies of innovating firms, and
reflects that innovation efforts do not represent a
uniform type of expenditure. Organized into three parts
the volume moves from the micro to the macro-level.
** Technological innovations -- Economic aspects,
Business enterprises -- Technological innovations.
36 Lobley, Matt (ed)
Keeping it in the family : international perspectives on
succession and retirement on family farms / Matt Lobley,
John R Baker and Ian Whitehead.-- Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.
xiv, 253p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781409409953.
338.1 LOB 137073
This book draws on the experiences of farmers in
Australia, New Zealand, North America, Japan and the EU
to examine the special features of family farms and, in
particular, the tradition of succession which has enabled
them to continue to have such a strong presence in the
** Family farms -- Management, Family-owned business
enterprises -- Succession.
37 Kumar, M Dinesh (ed)
Water management, food security and sustainable
agriculture in developing economies / M Dinesh Kumar, M V
K Sivamohan and Nitin Bassi (eds).-- London: Routledge,
xix,233p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780415624077.
338.10954 KUM 137204
This book addresses strategies for food security and
sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book
focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy,
whose natural resource base comprising land and water
supporting agricultural production is not only under
enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a
uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which
continue to dominate the debate on water management for
agricultural and food production.
** Water-supply -- India -- Management, Water resources
development -- India, Food security -- India, Sustainable
agriculture -- India.
38 Chattopadhyay, Saumen
Education and economics : disciplinary evolution and
policy discourse / Saumen Chattopadhyay.-- New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 2012.
xviii, 334p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198082255.
338.4737 CHA 137192
The title explores various conceptualisations of
education in economic theory and how this has influenced
policymaking in education. It deconstructs the interface
between economic theory and education to unravel the role
played by education in socio-economic development.
** Education -- Economic aspects -- India, Education and
state -- India, India -- Economic policy -- 1991-.
39 Koenig, David R
Governance reimagined : organizational design, risk, and
value creation / David R Koenig.-- Hoboken: John Wiley,
xxii, 234 p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780470598788.
338.5 KOE 137274
This book addresses various issues that affect corporate
value, from management and systems theory to governance
science, risk management, and traditional finance,
reveals how to recognize internal processes and external
events that affect value creation, highlights how to
create resilient organizations that generate greater
value from their processes.
** Corporate governance, Risk management, Value.
40 Pestoff, Victor (ed)
New public governance, the third sector, and co-
production / Victor Pestoff, Taco Brandsen and Bram
Verschuere.-- New York: Routledge, 2012.
xvii, 403p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415897136.
338.63 PES 137105
This book aims to go further by systematizing the growing
body of academic papers and reports that focus on various
aspects of co-production and its potential contribution
to new public governance. The volume addresses the
following concerns: What is the nature of co-production
and what challenges does it face? How can we
conceptualize the concept of co-production? How does co-
production works in practice? How does co-production
unfold in reality? What can be the effects of co-
production? And more specific, firstly, how can co-
production contribute to service quality and service
management in public services, and secondly, what is the
input of co-production on growing citizen involvement and
development of participative democracy?
** Public administration, Nonprofit organizations, Public
private sector cooperation, Social participation.
41 Flew, Terry (ed)
Creative industries and urban development : creative
cities in the 21st century / Terry Flew.-- London:
viii, 82 p. 28 cm.
ISBN : 9780415516808.
338.7617009 FLE 137011
This collection draws together contributions that
critically appraise recent urban cultural policy
discourses, as well as reflecting on the role of culture
and creative industries in the future development of
** Cultural industries , Urban policy , City planning ,
42 Heidenreich, Martin
Innovation and institutional embeddedness of
multinational companies / Martin Heidenreich.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.
xix, 361p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780857934321.
338.881 HEI 137076
Multinational companies are crucial actors in a global
knowledge-based economy, combining the advantages of
global and locally coordinated production and innovation
strategies with specific regional and national factors.
This book questions how MNCs can best exploit
institutionally embedded knowledge, explores the
utilization of external institutionally embedded
knowledge in corporate innovation processes, and
addresses the challenges of embeddedness.
** International business enterprises , International
business enterprises -- Political aspects , International
business enterprises -- Social aspects ,
43 North, Douglass C (ed)
In the shadow of violence : politics, economics, and the
problems of development / Douglass C North and others.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
x, 366 p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107684911.
338.90091724 NOR 137210
This book applies the conceptual framework of Douglass C.
North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast-s
Violence and Social Orders (Cambridge University Press,
2009) to nine developing countries. The cases show how
political control of economic privileges is used to limit
violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful
organizations. Rather than castigating politicians and
elites as simply corrupt, the case studies illustrate why
development is so difficult to achieve in societies where
the role of economic organizations is manipulated to
provide political balance and stability. The volume
develops the idea of limited-access social order as a
dynamic social system in which violence is constantly a
threat and political and economic outcomes result from
the need to control violence rather than promoting
economic growth or political rights.
** Developing countries --Economic conditions, Developing
conditions --Social conditions.
44 Bolay, Jean-Claude (ed)
Technologies and innovations for development : scientific
cooperation for a sustainable future / Jean-Claude Bolay
and others.-- Paris: Springer, 2012.
xxx, 333 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9782817802671.
338.927 BOL 137278
This book provides orientations and criteria for the
effective implementation and use of innovative
technologies, notably on the importance of stakeholder
ownership and the creation of entrepreneurial ecosystems
which enables their sustainability.
** Sustainable development -- Developing countries,
Technological innovations -- Developing countries,
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects --
45 Bagchi, Amiya Kumar (ed)
Transformation and development : the political economy of
transition in India and China / Amiya Kumar Bagchi and
Anthony P D-Costa.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press,
xvii, 338p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198082286.
338.951 BAG 137038
In twelve incisive essays covering a wide range of
issues, this volume undertakes an interdisciplinary and
multi-level analysis and provides comprehensive and
critical insights into the dynamics of the development
process in these two countries.
** Economic development -- China , Economic development -
India , China -- Economic conditions -- 2000-
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
||46 Asafu-Adjaye, John
Managing macroeconomic policies for sustainable growth /
John Asafu-Adjaye and Renuka Mahadevan.-- Cheltenham:
Edward Elgar, 2012.
xii, 194p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857931306.
339.5 ASA 137079
The authors expertly reveal a model-based analysis of
economic development and environmental issues with policy
prescriptions for enhancing sustainable development.
** Sustainable development -- Pacific Area , Climatic
changes -- Africa , Agriculture -- Africa , Pacific Area
- Economic policy , Environmental policy -- Pacific Area
|| MILITARY, TAX, TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
||47 Avgouleas, Emilios
Governance of global financial markets : the law, the
economics, the politics / Emilios Avgouleas.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xxii, 477p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521762663.
343.03 AVG 137021
It analyses governance structures for international
finance, evaluates current regulatory reforms and
proposes a new governance system for global financial
** Financial institutions, International -- Law and
legislation , International finance -- Law and
legislation , Financial services industry -- Law and
legislation , Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 --
Political aspects , Globalization -- Economic aspects ,
|| LABOR, SOCIAL, EDUCATION andCULTURAL LAW
||48 Das, S K
India-s rights revolution : has it worked for the poor? /
S K Das.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
ISBN : 9780198081661.
344.540316 DAS 137211
In the past few years, India has given its citizens four
important socio-economic rights-the right to information,
the right to employment, forest rights, and the right to
education. These forward-looking rights put social
justice at the core of India-s developmental policies.
This book comprehensively analyses these rights and their
implementation in order to understand if they have really
reached the poor and excluded, who were supposed to be
their primary beneficiaries. The author demonstrates that
due to legislative and institutional inadequacies most of
the poor have been left out. The book highlights the need
for appropriate laws, adequate resources, and an
institutional infrastructure with proper political
instrumentalities to bridge the gap between these rights
and their rightful beneficiaries.
** Poor --Civil rights
|| MILITARY SCIENCE
||49 Pervez, Muhammad Shoaib
Security community in south Asia : India-Pakistan /
Muhammad Shoaib Pervez.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
ISBN : 9780415531504.
355.033054 PER 136971
The book describes how the rivalry between India and
Pakistan is mostly centered on the elites of the two
countries. It highlights the presence of a unique
normative structure through social practices found at the
popular level, and looks at how the common people of both
India and Pakistan share many socio-cultural norms.
Employing the theoretical framework of social
constructivist approach of International Relations as
well as the methodology of critical discourse analysis,
the book discusses how an effort can be made to develop
the concept of a bottom-up security community, from the
popular to the elite level, and the impact this would
potentially have for India and Pakistan.
** Security, International -- South Asia, South Asia --
Foreign relations, India -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan
Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- India, South Asia --
Politics and government.
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
||50 Farmer, Jane (ed)
Community co-production : social enterprise in remote and
rural communities / Jane Farmer, Carol Hill and Sarah-
Anne Munoz.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.
xl, 178p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849808408.
361.765091734 FAR 136979
This book addresses a clutch of contemporary societal
challenges including: aging demography and the consequent
need for extended care in communities, public service
provision in an era of retrenching welfare and global
** Social entrepreneurship, Rural development.
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
||51 Fell, Hans-Josef
Global cooling : strategies for climate protection / Hans
Josef Fell.-- Boca Raton: CRC press, 2012.
xxxi, 150p. 25cm.
(Sustainable energy developments, 1).
ISBN : 9780415620772.
363.73874561 FEL 136974
This book redefines climate protection measures and
readjusts climate protection targets in line with what is
scientifically necessary and economically feasible. The
reader is provided with an overview of recent
developments and failings in, and successful instruments
for, fighting climate change and global warming.
** Global cooling, Cooling power (Meteorology), Climatic
changes, Bioclimatology, Environmental protection,
||52 Kannan, K P (ed)
The long road to social security : assessing the
implementation of national social security initiatives
for the working poor in India / K P Kannan and Jan Breman
-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013.
ISBN : 9780198090311.
368.4008694209 KAN 136913
This book is about social security, or the lack of it,
for the laboring poor in India. It is a critical study
of the working of two flagship national social security
schemes initiated by the Government of India, namely, the
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), and
the national health insurance scheme called the Rashtriya
Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY).
** National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (India) ,
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (Program) , Social security
-- India , Income maintenance programs -- India , Health
insurance -- India ,
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
||53 Islam, Md Rizwanul
Economic integration in South Asia : charting a legal
roadmap / Md Rizwanul Islam.-- Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff,
xxix, 336p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9789004218996.
382.9154 ISL 137052
Eight member countries of the South Asian Association for
Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have recently concluded the
Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) and
SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services (SATIS). This book
critically analyses the international legal aspects of
economic integration in South Asia.
** Foreign trade regulation -- South Asia , Tariff -- Law
and legislation -- South Asia , Tariff preferences --
South Asia , Trade blocs -- South Asia , South Asia --
Economic integration ,
|| WATER, AIR and SPACE TRANSPORTATION
||54 Truxal, Steven
Competition and regulation in the airline industry :
puppets in chaos / Steven Truxal.-- London: Routledge,
2012. xvii, 188p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415671965.
387.71 TRU 136980
The book explores the differing European and US
regulatory approaches to the changes in the industry and
examines how airlines have remained economically
efficient in what is perceived as a complex and confused
** Aeronautics, Commercial -- Law and legislation,
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Deregulation, Airlines --
Deregulation, Airlines -- Mergers, Competition,
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
||55 Van Keilegom,Ingrid (ed)
Exploring research frontiers in contemporary statistics
and econometrics : a festschrift for Leopold Simar /
Ingrid Van Keilegom and Paul W Wilson.-- Heidelberg:
ISBN : 9783790823486.
519.5 VAN 137206
This book collects contributions written by well-known
statisticians and econometricians to acknowledge Leopold
Simar-s far-reaching scientific impact on Statistics and
Econometrics throughout his career. The papers contained
herein were presented at a conference in Louvain-la-Neuve
in May 2009 in honor of his retirement. The
contributions cover a broad variety of issues surrounding
frontier estimation, which Leopold Simar has contributed
much to over the past two decades, as well as related
issues such as semi parametric regression and models for
** Statistics -- Research, Econometrics -- Research.
56 Thomopoulos, Nick T
Fundamentals of queuing systems : statistical methods for
analyzing queuing models / Nick T Thomopoulos.-- New York
: Springer, 2012.
xviii, 182 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461437123.
519.82 THO 137068
This book provides an introduction to basic queuing
systems, such as M/M/1 and its variants, as well as newer
concepts like systems with priorities, networks of
queues, and general service policies.
||57 Goldsmith, Mike
Discord : the story of noise / Mike Goldsmith.-- Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2012.
xiv, 317p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780199600687.
534 GOL 137191
As humankind creates ever more noise, the battle to
manage and control it intensifies. Mike Goldsmith
considers the long history of that battle, explains the
science and physiology, explores how new scientific
approaches may affect the future of sound, and looks at
how discord and dissonance are put to use in music,
medicine, and even the military.
** Noise, Noise pollution, Noise control.
|| PHILOSOPHY and THEORY
||58 Olsen, Jan Kyrre Berg (ed)
A companion to the philosophy of technology / Jan Kyrre
Berg Olsen, Stig Andur Pedersen and Vincent F Hendricks.--
West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
xv, 571p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781118346310.
601 OLS 137092
The aim of philosophy of technology is to help us
understand technology-s complex interrelationships with
the environment, society, culture-and with our very
** Technology -- Philosophy
|| MEDICINE and HEALTH
||59 Kendzior, Russell J
Falls aren-t funny : America-s multi-billion-dollar slip-
and-fall crisis / Russell J Kendzior.-- Lanham: The
Scarecrow Press, 2010.
x, 224 p. 27 cm.
ISBN : 9780865870161.
613.6 KEN 137273
The book-s three parts explore slip-and-fall accidents
themselves, what causes them, and what can be done to
prevent them. Author begins by examining the financial
costs, the industries hardest hit by slips and falls, and
the heightened risk to the elderly population. He then
looks at the causes of the numerous types of slip-and-
fall accidents and injuries, from inadequate floor care
to improper footwear, and the contributions the insurance
and legal industries make to the problem. Finally, he
outlines what can be done to prevent slip-and-fall
accidents and how everyone--from manufacturers to
property owners to the general public--can help reverse
the trend of this increasingly expensive and dangerous
** Falls (Accidents) -- United States, Accidental Falls -
prevention and control -- United States, Accident
Prevention -- methods -- United States.
||60 Aydogan-Duda, Neslihan (ed)
Making it to the forefront : nanotechnology - a
developing country perspective / Neslihan Aydogan-Duda.--
New York: Springer, 2012.
xvii, 164p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461415442.
620.5091724 AYD 137078
This book analyzes, from a range of viewpoints, the
challenges and opportunities of nanotechnology emergence
and management in the developing world. Includes cross-
cultural research and case studies in Turkey, Latin
America, India, China and more.
** Nanotechnology -- Developing countries ,
Nanotechnology -- Developing countries -- Case studies ,
61 Oweis, Theib Y
Water harvesting for agriculture in the dry areas / Theib
Y Oweis, Dieter Prinz and Ahmed Y Hachum.-- Boca Raton:
CRC Press, 2012.
xviii, 261p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415621144.
628.1 OWE 136975
Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also
-natural leakage- - 90% of rainwater is lost directly or
indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or
domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-
use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part
of this lost water. How does water harvesting work? Which
sites or areas are best suited and how can these areas is
identified? How to design, build and maintain a water
harvesting system tailored to local needs? How can water
harvesting contribute to combating land degradation,
enhancing food security and adapting to climate change?
This book provides the answers.
** Water harvesting. Rainwater. Arid regions agriculture.
||62 Davila, Antonio (ed)
Performance measurement and management control : global
issues / Antonio Davila, Marc J Epstein and Jean-Francois
Manzoni.-- United Kingdom: Emerald, 2012.
xv, 487p. 23cm.
(Studies in managerial and financial accounting, 25).
ISBN : 9781780529103.
657 DAV 137265
This book contains exemplary papers that were presented
at the 2011 Conference on Performance Measurement and
Management Control by leading researchers in the field
from North America, South America, Europe, Asia,
Australia, and Africa. This book represents a collection
of leading research in management control and performance
measurement, and provides a significant contribution to
the growing literature in the area.
** Accounting -- Congresses, Performance -- Research --
Congresses, Managerial accounting -- Congresses,
Employees -- Rating of -- Congresses.
63 Mackenzie, Bruce
Wiley 2012 interpretation and application of
international financial reporting standards / Bruce
Mackenzie and others.-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2012.
xi, 1067p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470923993.
657.30218 MAC 136550
This book provides detailed, analytical explanation and
illustrations of all current accounting principles
promulgated by the IASB that are applicable to the 2012
financial reporting period of reporting entities. The
focus of this book is to provide significance guidelines
for entities that prepare their 2012 financial
** International business enterprises -- Accounting,
Accounting -- Standards.
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||64 Greve, Carsten (ed)
Rethinking public-private partnerships : strategies for
turbulent times / Carsten Greve and Graeme Hodge.--
London: Routledge, 2013.
xii, 228p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415539593.
658.042 GRE 137111
This book examines PPPs in the context of turbulent times
following the global financial crisis (GFC). PPPs can
come in many forms, and the book sets out to distinguish
between the many alternative views of partnerships, a
project, a policy, a symbol of the role of the private
sector in a mixed economy, or a governance tool - all
within a particular cultural and historical context. era.
** Public-private sector cooperation.
65 Jenkins, David
Measuring performance : a toolkit of traditional and
alternative methods / David Jenkins.-- Surrey: Gower,
ISBN : 9780566088605.
658.3125 JEN 137080
This book examines many of the more traditional measures
of performance and highlights their shortcomings as well
as assessing the merits of the alternative approaches
that are currently available.
** Performance -- Management , Performance -- Measurement
, Organizational effectiveness -- Measurement
66 Catlette, Bill
Contented cows still give better milk : the plain truth
about employee engagement and your bottom line / Bill
Catlette and Richard Hadden.-- Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons
xv, 208p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781118292730.
658.314 CAT 137097
Managers could learn a lot from a message echoed by
generations of dairy farmers: "Contented cows give better
milk." Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk offers
sound, practical advice for those who know that their
reputation as an employer is as important as bandwidth.
This book will teach readers that having a focused,
engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best
things any organization can do for its bottom line.
** Employee morale , Employee motivation , Industrial
67 Hilb, Martin
New corporate governance : successful board management
tools / Martin Hilb.--4th ed-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2012
xi, 237p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642235948.
658.4 HIL 137276
In this book, the author presents an innovative and
integrated approach to the theory and practice of
corporate governance. Central to this approach is a set
of instruments - developed and tested by the author -
that can be used by boards to offer effective strategic
direction and control to their organizations. The board
instruments can be readily applied to the selection,
review, remuneration and development of board members,
and for conducting board self-evaluations.
** Corporate governance.
68 Sputtek, Rebekka
Opening the black box : the role of personality and anger
in executives- decision making and leadership / Rebekka
Sputtek.-- Fachmedien: Springer Gabler, 2012.
ISBN : 9783834939241.
658.40019 SPU 137072
This book focuses on how the personality and emotional
traits of executives influence their decision making and
leadership behavior. In this book, a holistic model
integrating the role of an expedient set of personality
variables and anger in executive-s decision making
comprehensiveness as well as authenticity of
transformational leadership is developed.
** Executives -- Psychology, Decision making --
Psychological aspects, Leadership -- Psychological
69 Coleman, Marianne
Women at the top : challenges, choices and change /
Marianne Coleman.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
vi, 221p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230252202.
658.40082 COL 137040
The authentic voices of sixty successful women, identify
the challenges that they have faced in their careers and
the ways in which they have overcome them. These include
a male work culture and reconciling the demands of work
and family. The -glass ceiling- may have moved up a
little, but it is still there.
** Women -- Vocational guidance , Success in business ,
Women executives , Leadership in women , Work and family
70 Garcia-Merino, Teresa (ed)
Managerial cognition and strategic management :
rethinking internationalization strategies / Teresa
Garcia Merino and Valle Santos-Alvarez.-- New York: Nova
v, 231p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781616689292.
658.4012 GAR 137069
This book discusses the need to consider managerial
cognition when addressing any strategic management
related topic, as well as how strategy is really formed
in the inner mind of the strategist.
** International business enterprises -- Management,
Strategic planning, Management, Cognition.
71 Neves ,Marcos Fava
Demand driven strategic planning / Marcos Fava Neves.--
New York: Routledge, 2013.
ix, 180 p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415626392.
658.4012 NEV 137277
In this book, the author presents a new and unique
perspective on this critical topic based on three main
points: strongly demand-driven decisions that bridge the
gap between long- and short-term strategy, a vision of a
company as an integrated network, full of relationships
that deserve consideration during the planning process,
and the introduction of -collective-action- thinking,
which raises the prospect for cooperation between
** Strategic planning, Marketing -- Planning, Business
72 Faulin, Javier (ed)
Decision making in service industries : a practical
approach / Javier Faulin and others.-- Boca Raton: CRC
xxxiv, 431p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439867341.
658.403 FAU 136972
The book provides insight and understanding into
practical and methodological issues related to decision-
making processes under uncertainty in service industries.
It examines current and future trends regarding how these
decision-making processes can be efficiently performed
for better design of service systems by using
probabilistic algorithms as well as hybrid and simulation
** Service industries -- Management, Decision making.
73 Byrne, Jo-Ann C
The Successful leadership development program : how to
build it and how to keep it going / Jo-Ann C Byrne and
Richard T Rees.-- San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2006.
ISBN : 9781118420607.
658.4092 BYR 137267
This book offer training and HR professionals with a
proven, step-by-step approach to building a leadership
development program strategically aligned to the
organization-s mission, values, goals and objectives.
** Executives --Training of, Leadership --Study and
teaching, Performance standards, Performance --
74 Iszatt-White, Marian (ed)
Leadership as emotional labour : management and the
-managed heart- / Marian Iszatt-White.-- London:
x, 240p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415674355.
658.4092 ISZ 137077
The main theme of this book is the explication and
exploration of emotional labour in the context of
leadership and management. As such, it focuses both on
how our understanding of emotional labour in this context
enriches the original construct and where it deviates
** Leadership -- Social aspects , Leadership --
Psychological aspects , Management -- Social aspects
75 Corbett, Andrew C (ed)
Entrepreneurial action / Andrew C Corbett and Jerome A
Katz.-- United Kingdom: Emerald, 2012.
xix, 306p. 23cm.
(Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth,
ISBN : 9781780529004.
658.421 COR 136982
This book addresses the central issue of entrepreneurial
action: while many factors are important to the
phenomenon of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship does not
happen until someone takes action! Leading scholars
address this through cutting edge thinking on
entrepreneurial action via concepts such as -world-
making- and entrepreneurial agency. Two empirical
chapters examine how conditions of uncertainty shape the
action that underlies opportunity creation and how
specific venture creation actions effect nascent
entrepreneurial efforts. An integrative model of the
cognitive processes provides new insights regarding the
importance of inflection points. The role of institutions
in entrepreneurial action is examined in the case of
state sponsored social protection and university-based
technology transfer systems.
76 Jacobs, F Robert
Manufacturing planning and control for supply chain
management / F Robert Jacobs and others.-- New York:
McGraw Hill, 2011.
xxxi,544 p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780071750318.
658.5 JAC 137213
This book offers comprehensive preparation for the
challenging CPIM exam with hundreds of practice exam
questions and detailed case studies. In-depth coverage of
manufacturing planning and control (MPC) best practices
and the latest research gives you the competitive
advantage in today-s global manufacturing environment.
** Production planning, Production control, Business
77 Sheffi, Yossi
Logistics clusters : delivering value and driving growth
/ Yossi Sheffi.-- Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012.
xi, 356p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262018456.
658.5 SHE 137074
In this book, the author outlines the characteristic
"positive feedback loop" of logistics clusters
development and what differentiates them from other
industrial clusters, how logistics clusters "add value"
by generating other industrial activities, why firms
should locate their distribution and value-added
activities in logistics clusters, and the proper role of
government support, in the form of investment,
regulation, and trade policy.
** Business logistics, Business logistics -- Management.
78 Clodfelter, Richard
Retail buying : from basics to fashion / Richard
Clodfelter.--4th ed-- New York: Fairchild Books, 2013.
xix, 546p. 23cm + 1 CD-ROM.
ISBN : 9781609012779.
658.72 CLO 137033
This comprehensive book provides students with the skills
and savvy needed to become a successful buyer in any area
of retail. It presents simple and straightforward
instructions for typical buying tasks and this new
edition contains up-to-date coverage of important
retailing trends and technological advances.
** Purchasing , Merchandising ,
79 Hussain, Omar K
Risk assessment and management in the networked economy /
Omar K Hussain and others.-- Berlin: Springer, 2013.
xxvi, 287p. 24cm.
(Studies in computational intelligence, 412).
ISBN : 9783642286896.
658.872 HUS 137113
Risk and reward are always foremost in the determination
of investment decisions and business transactions. This
book takes into account the likelihood of an event
occurring and its financial impact and includes an
discussion of the process of transactional risk
identification, assessment, evaluation, management and
recording in these domains.
** Risk assessment, Management information systems,
Electronic commerce. Business Information Systems.
|| ADVERTISING and PUBLIC RELATIONS
||80 Barnett, Michael L (ed)
The Oxford handbook of corporate reputation / Michael L
Barnett and Timothy G Pollock.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2012.
xx, 502p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780199596706.
659.2 BAR 137075
The Handbook offers a diverse set of scholarly
perspectives on the nature of corporate reputation: what
it is, where it comes from, and how it may be managed to
create and protect corporate as well as societal value.
Written and organized in an accessible way, it assesses
the current state of the field and provides guidance for
** Corporate image -- Management , Corporations -- Public
relations , Communication in management
||81 Ryu, Dongsu
Improving reliability and quality for product success /
Dongsu Ryu.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xiii, 212p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781466503793.
670 RYU 136970
This book focuses on the concepts and methodology for
perfecting the first of the four crucial Pts of
marketing: product, price, place, and promotion. This
book brings reliability concepts up to date, suggesting
and redefining new reliability indices.
** Reliability (Engineering), Product design, New
|| DRAWING and DECORATIVE ARTS
||82 Nelson, Harold G
The design way : intentional change in an unpredictable
world / Harold G Nelson and Erik Stolterman.--2nd ed--
Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012. ]
xiv, 282p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262018173.
745.401 NEL 136981
The authors make the case for design as its own culture
of inquiry and action. They offer not a recipe for design
practice or theorizing but a formulation of design
culture-s fundamental core of ideas. These ideas - which
form "the design way" are applicable to an infinite
variety of design domains, from such traditional fields
as architecture and graphic design to such nontraditional
design areas as organizational, educational, interaction,
and healthcare design. The authors present design culture
in terms of foundations (first principles), fundamentals
(core concepts), and metaphysics, and then discuss these
issues from both learners- and practioners- perspectives.
** Design -- Philosophy, System design, Design -- Study
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
||83 Balagangadhara, S N
Reconceptualizing India studies / S N Balagangadhara.--
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 9780198082965.
954 BAL 137199
This book presents a radical analysis of postcolonial
studies as a discipline and modern India as a domain of
study. It discusses a wide variety of issues such as
different definitions of culture, colonialism,
secularism, and oriental-s discourse.
** India -- Study and teaching, Post colonialism -- Study