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003 SYSTEMS

 

304 FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

 

305 SOCIAL GROUPS

 

320 POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

325 INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION and COLONIZATION

 

330 ECONOMICS

 

332 FINANCIAL ECONOMICS

 

368 INSURANCE

 

608 INVENTIONS and PATENTS

 

657 ACCOUNTING

 

658 GENERAL MANAGEMENT

 


 003    SYSTEMS  
   1 Stirling, Wynn C.
Theory of social choice on networks : preference,
aggregation, and coordination / Wynn C Stirling.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
xxiii,202p., 23.5cm.
(Theory of social choice on networks).
ISBN : 9781107165168.
003.72 STI 145778
Classical social choice theory relies heavily on the
assumption that all individuals have fixed preference
orderings. This highly original book presents a new
theory of social preferences that explicitly accounts for
important social phenomena such as coordination,
compromise, negotiation and altruism. Drawing on
cybernetics and network theory, it extends classical
social choice theory by constructing a framework that
allows for dynamic preferences that are modulated by the
situation-dependent social influence that they exert on
each other. In this way the book shows how members of a
social network may modulate their preferences to account
for social context. This important expansion of social
choice theory will be of interest to readers in a wide
variety of disciplines, including economists and
political scientists concerned with choice theory as well
as computer scientists and engineer.

** Social choice-Mathematical models, System theory-
Social aspects- Mathematical models, System analysis -
Mathematical models.

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 304    FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR  
   2 Sharma, Mukul
Caste and nature : Dalits and Indian environmental
politics / Mukul Sharma.-- New Delhi: Oxford University
Press, 2017.
xxxvi, 296 p. , 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288) and
index.
ISBN : 9780199477562.
304.20954 SHA 145691
This book discusses on rarely do Indian environmental
discourses examine nature through the lens of caste.
Whereas nature is considered as universal and inherent,
caste is understood as a constructed historical and
social entity. Mukul Sharma shows how caste and nature
are intimately connected.

** Dalits--Political activity--India , Dalits--
Environmental aspects , Environmental policy--India ,
Environmentalism--India.

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 305    SOCIAL GROUPS  
   3 Shariff, Abusaleh
Institutionalizing constitutional rights : post-Sachar
Committee scenario / Abusaleh Shariff.-- New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 2016.
xxix, 483p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199461158.
305.6970954 SHA 145711
This book is a critical assessment of the policies and
programs initiated by the central and state governments
based on the recommendations of the Sachar Committee
Report, aimed at advancing social and economic
development of socio-religious minorities in India. It
identifies policies and institutions necessary for
ensuring the constitutional right to equal opportunity of
its religious minorities, especially Muslims.

** Muslims -- India -- Social conditions , Muslims --
India -- Economic conditions , India -- Politics and
government

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 320    POLITICAL SCIENCE 
   4 Ghosh, Semanti
Different nationalisms : Bengal, 1905-1947 / Semanti
Ghosh.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017.
xiv,424p. ,23cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN : 9780199468232.
320.54095414 GHO 145693
This book claims that there were many different
nationalisms in colonial Bengal. It shows that Bengali
Muslims were not opposed to Hindu-Muslim unity, but keen
to work on this unity on a regional level. It also shows
that Bengali Hindu nationalism was also not a homogeneous
body of thought.

** Nationalism , India--Bengal , Politics and government
Partition of Bengal , Bangladesh , Ethnic relations ,
Social conditions

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 325    INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION and COLONIZATION  
   5 Patnaik, Utsa (ed)
A Theory of imperialism / Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat
Patnaik.-- New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.
xxviii,223p., 24cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN : 9789382381891.
325.3201 PAT 145690
The concise theory of historical and contemporary
imperialism based on the prices of agricultural products
and their movement from the underdeveloped to the
developed world.

** Developed countries , Capitalism , Colonies--Commerce
Imperialism--Economic aspects , Commerce



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 330    ECONOMICS  
   6 Solimano, Andres
Global capitalism in disarray : inequality, debt, and
austerity / Andres Solimano.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2017.
xi, 240p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780190626273.
330.9 SOL 145768
Global capitalism is affected by the malaises of
stagnation, financial fragility, increased income
inequality, growing wealth concentration at the top, and
a vanishing fair social contract. This book focuses on
the incidence of these phenomena in the US, UK, Greece,
Spain, Chile, South Africa, Australia, China, and other
countries. The book looks at the effects of IMF-ECB led
austerity policies in Europe. It examines concrete
country and global conditions combining theory, country
studies, historical evidence, and international
comparative analysis. The book also proposes new policy
priorities to restore stability, reduce inequality, and
consolidate democracy in 21st century capitalism.

** Economic history -- 1990- , Capitalism , Globalization
-- Economic aspects



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 332    FINANCIAL ECONOMICS  
   7 Clark, Gordon L.
Institutional investors in global markets / Gordon L
Clark and Ashby H B Monk.-- Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2017.
xxii, 252p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780198793212.
332.6 CLA 145712
This book is about what institutional investors do, how
they do it, and when and where they do it, it is about
the production of investment returns in the global
economy. Being a book about the production process, it
also tackles some of the key issues found in the academic
literature on the theory of the firm.

** Institutional investments , Institutional investors ,
Global custody (Securities)


8 Back, Kerry E.
Asset pricing and portfolio choice theory / Kerry E. Back
--2nd ed.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
xxi,722p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780195380613.
332.632042 BAC 145767
This book offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction
to overview of asset pricing. The first two parts of
the book explain portfolio choice and asset pricing
theory in single-period, discrete-time, and continuous-
time models. For valuation, the focus throughout is on
stochastic discount factors and their properties. A
section on derivative securities covers the usual
derivatives (options, forwards and futures, and term
structure models) and also applications of perpetual
options to corporate debt, real options, and optimal
irreversible investment.

** Capital assets pricing model , Portfolio management

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 368    INSURANCE  
   9 Parida, Tapas Kumar
The Life insurance industry in India : current state and
efficiency / Tapas Kumar Parida and Debashis Acharya.--
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
xxii, 94p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789811022326.
368.3200954 PAR 145770
This book traces the development and analyses the
performance of life insurance industry in India, since
inception of this sector, using different business
indicators over the years. It discusses the evolution and
changing features of the Indian insurance industry in 3
phases: phase I from 1818 to 1956, phase II from 1956 to
2000 (known as the nationalisation period) and phase III
post 2000 (called the post reform period). The book also
measures the relative efficiency and productivity of the
life insurance industry in India for the post-reform
period, by employing Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).

** Finance , Trade , Business


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 608    INVENTIONS and PATENTS  
   10 Liu, Shang-Jyh
Patent portfolio deployment : bridging the R and D,
patent and product markets / Liu Shang-Jyh, Fong Hoi Yan
Anna and Lan Yuhong Tony.-- New Jersey: World Scientific,
2017.
viii, 262p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9789813142435.
608 LIU 145769
This book introduces the readers to the multi-faceted art
of managing patent portfolios. Patent, taken on its own,
is a powerful legal asset to protect and defend the
differentiation of the technological advancement and
associated products with others. The book aims to explore
the various nuts and bolts of the system such as
alliances and standardisation that allows companies to
man oeuvre their ways around the maze of patents. It
shows how companies can leverage their innovation among
the patent thickets and new business models from patent
alliances and IP intermediaries to their benefits.

** Patents , Patent laws and legislation


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 657    ACCOUNTING  
   11 Dyball, Maria Cadiz ed
Sustainability in accounting education / Maria Cadiz
Dyball, Ian Thomson and Richard M.S.Wilson.-- London:
Routledge, 2014.
ix, 137p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138779730.
657.072 DYB 145776
Accounting sustainably involves accounting for and to the
natural environment, and accounting for and to society,
including groups currently oppressed or disadvantaged by
unsustainable processes and practices. This book creates
a compelling case for the inclusion of sustainability at
the heart of accounting educational programs, offering
critical lessons and identifying risks to avoid when
designing accounting programs and courses. Accounting
sustainability has moved from the side-lines of policy
discourses, accounting institutions, professional
accounting practices, and research activities into the
mainstream. The chapters in this proposed book engage in
a critical dialogue to facilitate change in accounting
education for sustainability.

** Sustainability - Study and teaching, Accounting -
Study and teaching.


12 Hay, David (ed)
The Routledge companion to auditing / David Hay, W.
Robert Knechel and Marleen Willekens.-- London: Routledge
, 2014.
xxi, 364 pages , 26 cm.
(Routledge companions).
ISBN : 978041563363.
657.45 HAY 145777
Auditing has been a subject of some controversy, and
there have been repeated attempts at reforming its
practice globally. This comprehensive companion surveys
the state of the discipline, including emerging and
cutting-edge trends. It covers the most important and
controversial issues, including auditing ethics, auditor
independence, social and environmental accounting as well
as the future of the field. This handbook is vital
reading for legislators, regulators, professionals,
commentators, students and researchers involved with
auditing and accounting. The collection will also prove
an ideal starting place for researchers from other fields
looking to break into this vital subject.

** Auditing
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 658    GENERAL MANAGEMENT 
   13 Witzel, Morgen
A history of management thought / Morgen Witzel.--2 nd
ed.-- London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017.
vi, 387p,25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN : 9781138911628.
658.009 WIT 145719
This book shows how thinking about management has evolved
and changed. It shows how changing social, political and
technological forces have challenged people to think
about management in new ways, and how management thinkers
have responded. Sometimes their responses missed the mark
and occasionally, great ideas about management failed to
be picked up and were lost along the way. It continues
through the Middle Ages, east and west, as people
pondered on how to manage risk and think strategically,
and on the role of business in society. It shows how the
Industrial Revolution led to the emergence of scientific
management, and how political and social events of the
twentieth century shaped management thinking right up to
the present day.

** Management--History , Management science--History.


14 Lorange, Peter
From great to gone : why FMCG companies are losing the
race for customers / Peter Lorange and Jimmi Rembiszewski
-- Farnham: Gower, 2014.
xi,161p.,25cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN : 9781472435569.
658.4012 LOR 145718
Changes are also required in all communication delivery,
reflecting modern consumers┬░ connectivity and unlimited
access to information. In the book the authors showcase
what the winners of the 21st century have in common that
has enabled them to become FICGs. New, unimagined models
continue emerge, to which, with the authors┬░ guidance
producers and retailers may develop their own sustainable
responses.

** Marketing research, Consumer behavior, Consumer goods,
New products, Strategic planning


15 Randell, Gerry
Towards organizational fitness : a guide to diagnosis and
treatment / Gerry Randell and John Toplis.-- Surrey:
Gower, 2014.
x, 160p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781472422620.
658.406 RAN 145714
This book addresses two main issues: firstly, how to
investigate and manage problems involving people at work
a task analogous to that of a medical doctor working
with a sick patient, secondly, how to assess and develop
the capability and fitness of an organization - like a
medical doctor who wishes to improve a patient-s health.
The message of this book is clear, that organizations
should not proceed to change any of their policies,
procedures, processes or practices until a systematic
thorough diagnosis of the root cause underpinning the
need to change has taken place.

** Organizational change , Problem solving , Corporate
culture


16 Kotler, Philip
Marketing for competitiveness : Asia to the world! in the
age of digital consumers / Philip Kotler, Hermawan
Kartajaya and Den Huan Hooi.-- Singapore: World
Scientific, 2017.
xiv, 288p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9789813201965.
658.80095 KOT 145713
This book argues that marketing is no longer just
vertical but has encompassed a new, more horizontal
paradigm. In addition to many new concepts and
frameworks, this book includes a plethora of real-world
examples from various countries in Asia, which will help
to shed light on how companies, both Asian and global,
compete in Asia.

** Marketing -- Asia , Internet marketing -- Asia ,
Internet marketing



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