|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 1 Rumford, Chris
The Globalization of strangeness / Chris Rumford.-- New
York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
xiii, 195p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230272569.
303.482 RUM 138022
The figure of the stranger is in serious need of
revision, as is our understanding of the society against
which the stranger is projected. We now live in a
generalized state of strangeness, one consequence of
globalization: we no longer know where our community ends
and another one begins. Strangeness occurs when global
consciousness outstrips global connectivity and this
means that we need to rethink some core elements of
globalization theory. This book identifies the
cosmopolitan stranger as the most significant
contemporary figure of the stranger, one adept at
negotiating the -confined spaces- of globalization in
order to promote new forms of social solidarity and
connect with distant others.
** Intercultural communication , Strangers , Immigrants ,
|| 2 Newman, Peter
Green urbanism in Asia : the emerging green tigers /
Peter Newman and Anne Matan.-- New Jersey: World
viii, 243p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814425476.
307.1216095 NEW 138023
The world is facing an age of scarcity which will
challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint,
especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same
time continue to create economic opportunities and
livable places. This is green urbanism. This book finds
emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in
** Urban ecology (Sociology) --Asia , City planning --
Environmental aspects --Asia , Green movement --Asia
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 3 Mandal, Keshab Chandra
Empowerment of women and panchayati raj : experiences
from West Bengal / Keshab Chandra Mandal.-- Kolkata:
Levant Books, 2010.
xviii, 226p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9789380663029.
320.082095414 MAN 138028
A critical analysis of the studies on women-s empowerment
through their participation leads to the fact that
different scholars have tried to trace the problems of
women-s participation in decision making and have found
diverse factors involved in the process.But a close
scrutiny of the studies so far conducted in India on
women-s participation and empowerment reveals their
inadequacies to address the real problem.
** Women -- Political activity -- India -- West Bengal ,
Panchayat -- India -- West Bengal
4 Schottli, Jivanta
Vision and strategy in Indian politics : Jawaharlal
Nehru-s policy choices and the designing of political
institutions / Jivanta Schottli.-- London: Routledge,
x, 230p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415615228.
320.6095409045 SCH 138029
The book goes on to discuss how the policies correspond
to the pillars of Nehru-s vision for a modern,
independent India that encapsulated socialism,
nonalignment and secularism and assesses their long-run
impact in Indian politics. With a growing recognition of
the resilience of India-s political arrangements, the
analysis is particularly relevant to those interested in
the politics of transition and modernisation, and
contributes to studies on political institutions and
South Asian politics.
** Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964 , Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889
1964 --Political and social views , Political planning --
India --History --20th century , India --Politics and
|| 5 McCartney, Matthew
Political economy, growth and liberalisation in India,
1991-2008 / Matthew McCartney.-- London: Routledge, 2010.
xx, 236p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415493352.
330.954053 MAC 138033
This book examines the key period of liberalisation in
India from 1991 to 2008. It analyses the relationship
between growth and liberalisation and, in particular, the
recent -miracle growth rate- and considers its
sustainability in the current Indian economic
environment. The book explores and re-evaluates the
historical experience of planning in India between 1950
and 1980 as an alternative model of state-led economic
development, discusses how far current rapid growth is
the result of liberalisation, and how strong the case is
for continued liberalisation today.
** India --Economic policy --1991- , India --Economic
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 6 Bolton, Patrick (ed)
Sovereign wealth funds and long-term investing / Patrick
Bolton, Frederic Samama and Joseph E Stiglitz.-- New York
: Columbia University Press, 2012.
xii, 238p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780231158626.
332.67252 BOL 138026
This book examines the specificities of Sovereign Wealth
Funds (SWFs) in greater detail and discusses the
implications of their growing presence for the world
economy. Based on essays delivered in 2011 at a major
conference on SWFs held at Columbia University, this
volume discusses the objectives and performance of SWFs,
as well as their benchmarks and governance.
** Sovereign wealth funds
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 7 Heide, C Martijn van der (ed)
The Economic value of landscapes / C Martijn van der
Heide and Wim J M Heijman.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
xxiv, 329p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415563284.
333.7315 HEI 138031
This book aims to explore the avenue of landscape
economics and provides the building blocks (from
different scientific disciplines) for an economic
analysis of landscapes. It focuses on the value of
landscapes in its broadest sense, thereby covering a
variety of topics including stakeholder involvement in
landscape design, landscape governance and landscape
perceptions from different countries.
** Landscape design - Economic aspects , Real estate
development , Value added , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS /
Economics / General , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Green
8 Sinha, Himadri (ed)
Governance of commons and livelihood security / Himadri
Sinha and Anant Kumar.-- Ranchi: Xavier Institute of
Social Service, 2013.
xxvii, 339p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788190411028.
333.9516 SIN 138015
This book tries to have better conceptualization of
harmonic cohabitation of resource conservation and
livelihood generation and evidences of sustainable
reconciliation between governance of commons,
conservation of resources and livelihood security of
** Biodiversity conservation, Biodiversity, Food security
Commons, Public lands, Right of property.
|| 9 Gertsen, Martine Cardel (ed)
Global collaboration : intercultural experiences and
learning / Martine Cardel Gertsen, Anne-Marie Soderberg
and Mette Zolner.-- Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
x, 285p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230289437.
338.88948905 GER 138032
This book offers qualitative studies of collaboration
processes conducted in globalizing companies based in
Denmark and with subsidiaries in Asia. It addresses the
specific contexts of collaboration and studies how people
with different cultural backgrounds work together, both
face-to-face and in the virtual workplace.
** International business enterprises -- Denmark ,
Subsidiary corporations -- Asia , Industrial management -
Cross-cultural studies , Intercultural communication
10 Neumayer, Eric
Weak versus strong sustainability : exploring the limits
of two opposing paradigms / Eric Neumayer.--4th ed--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013.
xiv, 275p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781781007075.
338.927 NEU 138027
This book assesses whether science can unambiguously
endorse either the weak approach, which argues that
capital generated by humans can be substituted for
natural capital and still maintain long-term
sustainability, and the strong approach that it cannot.
The author argues that neither paradigm is universally
correct and that certain forms of natural capital are non
sustainable. It explores the extent to which, at what
cost, certain forms of natural capital should be
preserved, and inquires whether sustainability can be
measured at all and doubts a monetary measure will
** Sustainable development , Economic development --
Environmental aspects , Neoclassical school of economics
11 Eriksson, Soren (ed)
Clusters and economic growth in Asia / Soren Eriksson.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013.
x, 189p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857930088.
338.95 ERI 138019
This book explores and provides insights into the
development and transformation of various clusters,
economies and industrial sectors in East and Southeast
** Industrial clusters -- East Asia , Industrial clusters
-- Southeast Asia , Economic development -- East Asia
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 12 Munemo, Ngonidzashe
Domestic politics and drought relief in Africa :
explaining choices / Ngonidzashe Munemo.-- London:
Firstforum Press, 2012.
xiii, 217p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781935049494.
363.349298096 MUN 138030
** Droughts --Government policy --Africa , Food prices --
Government policy --Africa , Africa --Economic policy --
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 13 Stern, Robert M (ed)
Quantitative analysis of newly evolving patterns of
international trade : fragmentation, offshoring of
activities, and vertical intra-industry trade / Robert M
Stern.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.
xxxii, 498p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814383479.
382.015195 STE 138025
This book offers a variety of perspectives on various
forms and developments of international trade and related
activities for Japan, the United States, China, and some
other important trading countries, to develop different
methods and data for measuring the factor contents of
emerging modes of international trade.
** International trade --Statistical methods
|| 14 Desai, Jay P
Accountability : angst, awareness, action / Jay P Desai.-
Delhi: Pearson, 2012.
xxviii, 228p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788131767054.
657.835 DES 138017
India is poised at a crucial juncture in its post-
independence history. Accountability, the heartbeat of
governance, is under siege. Citizens are deeply concerned
about the state of their nation, but unsure what role
they can play in improving accountability. This book was
written to increase the public understanding of
accountability. The author asks very important questions:
How did accountability historically evolve in India, can
accountability be measured, how does India rank against
other countries, does accountability impact economic and
social performance, does our socio-cultural fabric
influence accountability, and what role do existing
accountability mechanisms and institutions play in
strengthening, or weakening, the four foundations of
** Government accountability , Government accountability
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 15 Laforet, Sylvie
Innovation in small family businesses / Sylvie Laforet.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.
vii, 189p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781781004173.
658.022 LAF 138024
This book provides a critical and comprehensive review of
the research on innovation in small businesses
particularly, the family-owned businesses.
** Family-owned business enterprises --Technological
innovations , Family-owned business enterprises --
Management , Small business --Technological innovations ,
Small business --Management
16 Mariotti, Steve
Entrepreneurship : starting and operating a small
business / Steve Mariotti and Caroline Glackin.--3rd ed--
Boston: Pearson, 2013.
xxii, 570p. 27cm.
ISBN : 9780132784085.
658.11 MAR 138021
This book demystifies the process of starting a business
by presenting difficult economic, financial and business
concepts in a manner easily understood by beginning
business students. It is based on a proven curriculum
from the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and
includes new case studies, a new Honest Tea Business
Plan, and more on topics such as cash flow and e-
marketing. In a step by step process students will learn
how to start a small business, operate a small business
and turn their ideas into viable business opportunities.
** New business enterprises --Management ,
17 Valls Gimenez, Josep Francesc
Beyond the low-cost business : rethinking the business
model / Josep Francesc Valls Gimenez.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
xiii, 199p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137277527.
658.401 VAL 138018
Clients are consistently demanding lower prices at the
time of each purchase and companies can only react by
reducing costs. This volume shows that the only way to do
this, is to reinvent the business model.
** Cost effectiveness , Cost control , Business planning
18 Lakkur, Naveen
Inseparable twins : paired principles to inspire young
minds / Naveen Lakkur.-- Noida: Lone Tree Books, 2012.
xiii, 302p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788192070223.
658.4063 LAK 138016
Innovation resides in everyone. Innovative potential in a
person cannot be fully realised if it is not properly
nurtured. It takes determined efforts to do so. If that
spirit is not cultivated in a timely and disciplined
manner, then a person may lose faith in his/her ability
or even struggle needlessly. Naveen Lakkur wrote this
book with his unique set of a dozen paired codes
primarily to rekindle that innate energy in every one of
us, to enable all members of a team working towards a
shared goal to realise their full potential and enjoy
their journey towards that goal, be it an intrapreneurial
or entrepreneurial mission.
** Innovation--executive management.
19 Bhakar, S S (ed)
Transforming business organisations for longevity :
challenges and opportunities / S S Bhakar and others.--
New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, 2013.
x, 327p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9788184872255.
658.8 BHA 138014
This book has been organized to cover innovations and
transformation of organizations on functional basis. It
has been divided into five sections. The first section
includes research papers on innovation in Financial
Management. The second section includes research papers
on innovations in General Management and transformational
effects of improved operations and production practices
followed by the third section on innovating Human
Resource Management for organizational transformation and
survival. The fourth section deals with Marketing
Management innovations that support and facilitate
organizational transformation and survival. The fifth
section contains chapters on application of IT in
transforming Management to transform organizations for
improving their longevity.
** Industrial management , Business enterprises --
Finance , Marketing -- Management
|| ADVERTISING and PUBLIC RELATIONS
|| 20 Klapdor, Sebastian
Effectiveness of online marketing campaigns : an
investigation into online multichannel and search engine
advertising / Sebastian Klapdor.-- Wiesbaden: Springer
xxii, 134p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9783658017316.
659.144 KLA 138020
Internet advertising has come of age, yet little is known
in research and practice about how advertising on digital
channels really works. The author has conducted two
studies that focus on multichannel online advertising and
search engine advertising. In an interdisciplinary
approach the author develops comprehensive models based
on existing research. He empirically validates them with
large real-life datasets from ad campaigns and cookie-
based user tracking systems. His findings show that there
are synergies in multichannel online advertising:
purchase propensity increases when consumers receive
advertising messages through multiple channels.
** Internet marketing -- Evaluation , BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS / Advertising and Promotion , Economics