|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||1 Ferguson, Niall
The Square and the tower : networks, hierarchies and the
struggle for global power / Niall Ferguson.-- London:
Allen Lane, 2017.
xxvii, 573p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780241298985.
302.309 FER 145845
The twenty-first century has been hailed as the Networked
Age. But in this book,the author argues that social
networks are nothing new. From the printers and preachers
who made the Reformation to the freemasons who led the
American Revolution, it was the networkers who disrupted
the old order of popes and kings. Far from being novel,
our era is the Second Networked Age, with the personal
computer in the role of the printing press. Those looking
forward to a utopia of interconnected -netizens- may
therefore be disappointed. For networks are prone to
clustering, contagions, and even outages. And the
conflicts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
already have unnerving parallels today, in the time of
Facebook, Islamic State and Trumpworld.
** Social networks -- History , Civilization -- Social
aspects -- History , Power (Social sciences)
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
||2 Qi, Dongtao (ed)
Social development and social policy : international
experiences and China-s reform / Qi Dongtao and Yang
Lijun.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2017.
xvi, 407p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9789814730969.
306.0951 QID 145927
In this book, prominent social policy scholars from
Europe, North America, and Asia discuss the history of
social policies, compare different social development
models, and analyze the challenges facing these
economies- social policy reforms. The book provides
comprehensive and comparative perspectives and updated
data on social development and social policy reforms in
the world-s major economies, and particularly, in
** Social policy -- China , Social conditions -- China
|| POLITICAL SCIENCE
||3 Yu, Keping
Democracy in China : challenge or opportunity / Keping Yu
-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2016.
viii, 233p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9789814641524.
320.951 YUK 145934
This book focuses on the core issues of democracy and the
rule of law in China. It provides the readers with
insights into China-s political development in the past
60 years and the changes in China-s governance in the
past 30 years, especially pertaining to democracy in
China-s governance. The book encapsulates Prof Yu-s
reform ideas on political development in China, and gives
the readers a glimpse into the future of China-s
** Democracy -- China , Rule of law -- China , Democracy
|| INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
||4 Klimburg, Alexander
The Darkening web : the war for cyberspace / Alexander
Klimburg.-- New York: Penguin Press, 2017.
xii, 420p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780735223882.
327.02854678 KLI 145844
In this book, the author explains why we underestimate
the consequences of states- ambitions to project power in
cyberspace at our peril: not only have hacking and cyber
operations fundamentally changed the nature of political
conflict--ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a
precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out
war--but the rise of covert influencing and information
warfare has enabled these same global powers to create
and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality
in which anything is possible.Focusing on different
approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China,
he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of
the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding
nuclear weapons during the Cold War--and quite possibly as
dangerous for humanity as a whole.
** Cyberespace , Information warfare -- Risk assessment ,
Internet -- Political aspects , Computer crime --
Prevention , Security, International
||5 Maggor, Noam
Brahmin capitalism : frontiers of wealth and populism in
America-s first Gilded Age / Noam Maggor.-- Cambridge:
Harvard University Press, 2017.
xii, 284p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780674971462.
330.973 MAG 145847
This book explores the surprisingly dynamic role of
established wealth in the rise of modern capitalism in
the United States. Far from declining in prosperity and
influence, elite Bostonians of illustrious lineage - the
quintessential old money families on the American scene -
successfully reinvented themselves. Venturing far afield
from the comforts of the northeast, they painstakingly
forged wide-ranging networks of capital, commodity, and
labor flows that incorporated large territories in the
American West into the economy of the United States. They
played a decisive role in the reconstruction of the
American economy during the decades after the Civil War,
leading the way to the nationally-integrated corporate
capitalism of the twentieth century.
** Capitalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
, Capitalists and financiers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -
History , Capitalists and financiers -- United States --
History , West (U.S.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
||6 Wong, John (ed)
China-ASEAN relations : economic and legal dimensions /
John Wong, Zou Keyuan and Zeng Huaqun.-- London: World
x, 337p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9812566570.
337.51059 WON 145932
With China-s dynamic economic growth, its relations with
the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states
have expanded rapidly in recent years, culminating in the
conclusion of the landmark China-ASEAN Comprehensive
Economic Cooperation Agreement in 2002.This book provides
a comprehensive overview of China-ASEAN relations from
economic, legal and political perspectives and examines
various important topics related to non-traditional
security issues, free trade zone and regional economic
integration, border trade and environmental issues, and
** China -- Foreign economic relations -- Southeast Asia
- Congresses , Southeast Asia -- Foreign economic
relations -- China -- Congresses , International economic
|| 7 Baars, Grietje (ed)
The Corporation : a critical, multi-disciplinary handbook
/ Grietje Baars and Andre Spicer.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2017.
xi, 554p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781107073111.
338.74 BAA 145897
This handbook brings together the cutting-edge
scholarship, expertise and insight of leading scholars in
a wide range of disciplines, notably management studies,
law, history, political science, anthropology, sociology
and criminology, using a critical approach to dissect and
understand the corporation. Ten chapters provide
overviews of the state of play of critical scholarship on
the corporation in each of these disciplines.
** Corporations , Corporation law
8 The World Bank
World development report 2014 : Risk and opportunity
managing risk for development / The World Bank.--
Washington: World Bank, 2013.
(World development report, 2014.)
ISBN : 9780821399033.
338.9 WOR 145915
This book contends that the solution is not to reject
change in order to avoid risk but to prepare for the
opportunities and risks that change entails. Managing
risks responsibly and effectively has the potential to
bring about security and a means of progress for people
in developing countries and beyond. Although individuals
own efforts, initiative, and responsibility are essential
for managing risk, their success will be limited without
a supportive social environment especially when risks are
large or systemic in nature. The WDR 2014 argues that
people can successfully confront risks that are beyond
their means by sharing their risk management with others.
** International economic relations , Business and
9 World Bank
World development report 2013 : jobs / The World Bank.--
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012.
xviii, 401p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9780821395752.
338.9 WOR 145916
This book looks at jobs as drivers of development, not as
derived labor demand, and considers all types of jobs,
not just formal wage employment. The report provides a
framework that cuts across sectors and shows that the
best policy responses vary across countries, depending on
their levels of development, endowments, demography, and
institutions. Policy fundamentals matter in all cases, as
they enable a vibrant private sector, the source of most
jobs in the world. Labor policies can help as well, even
if they are less critical than is often assumed.
Development policies, from making smallholder farming
viable to fostering functional cities to engaging in
global markets, hold the key to success.
** Occupations, Professions, Labor market
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
||10 Berman, Evan
Essential statistics for public managers and policy
analysts / Evan Berman and XiaoHu Wang.--4th ed.-- Los
Angeles: SAGE/CQ Press, 2018.
xix, 343p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781506364315.
519.5 BER 145903
This fourth edition continues to offer a conceptual
understanding of statistics that can be applied readily
to the real-life challenges of public administrators and
policy analysts. The book provides examples from the
areas of human resources management, organizational
behaviour, budgeting, and public policy to illustrate how
public administrators interact with and analyse data.
** Social sciences -- Statistical methods
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||11 Bromiley, Philip
Behavioral strategic management / Philip Bromiley and
Devaki Rau.-- New York: Routledge, 2018.
xix, 254p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9781138292369.
658.4012 BRO 145941
This book examines strategic management and its
implementation in the context of what we know about how
individuals and organizations actually make decisions.
The book focuses on core issues that will help students
understand the complexities inherent in making profitable
** Strategic planning , Organizational behavior
12 Jammulamadaka, Nimruji
Indian business : notions and practices of responsibility
/ Nimruji Jammulamadaka.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xiii, 267p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138106208.
658.40120954 JAM 145918
This book presents a critical understanding of Indian
business situated as an encounter between indigeneity and
Western modernity by exploring notions and practices of
responsibility. It brings the paradoxical nature of
Indian businesses to the fore: though they have a rich
history of philanthropic contributions to social causes,
they have also been known for labour rights and human
rights violations, environmental abuses, destruction of
habitats, pollution and corruption. The book shows how
Indian firms straddle these two starkly contrasting
positions and the many blends in between to conform to
global developments in the pursuit of corporate social
responsibility (CSR). It also looks at the emergent field
of critical studies and analysis of CSR, especially from
the context of a developing country.
** Management , Strategic planning , India -- Economic
conditions , Economic history
13 Mikitani, Hiroshi
Business-do : the way to successful leadership / Hiroshi
Mikitani.-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2018.
xv, 176p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781119412229.
658.409 MIK 145926
In this book, the author shows you how to achieve your
own version of success in work and in life. Paying homage
to Japan-s ethos of quality and discipline, this book
shares 89 principles Mikitani has gathered over the
course of his remarkable career. These thought-provoking,
action-oriented rules show you everything from how useful
your dreams are, to the best way to harness the internet,
to what management techniques work to the importance of
** Success in business , Leadership
14 Sarkis, Joseph
Green supply chain management : a concise introduction /
Joseph Sarkis and Yijie Dou.-- New York: Routledge, 2018.
viii, 177p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9781138302815.
658.7 SAR 145938
This book gives students a thorough overview of the
environmental issues that impact the supply chain and
details strategic methods of addressing the political,
social, technological, market, and economic concerns that
have caused organizations to reconsider their impact.
Readers will learn how to integrate the fields of
operations management, procurement and purchasing,
logistics, and marketing into a successful green supply
chain, looking outward to form sustainable partnerships
rather than focusing their efforts within the company.
** Business logistics -- Environmental aspects ,
Industrial management -- Environmental aspects
15 Baer, Jay
Hug your haters : how to embrace complaints and keep your
customers / Jay Baer.-- New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2016
ISBN : 9781101980675.
658.812 BAE 145865
Eighty percent of companies say they deliver out-standing
customer service, but only 8 percent of their customers
agree. This book will help us close that gap by
reconfiguring our-s customer service to deliver knockout
experiences. The book is also filled with poignant and
hilarious examples of haters gone wild, and companies
gone crazy, as well as inspirational stories of companies
responding with speed, compassion, and humanity.
** Marketing , Consumer complaints , Customer relations
16 Siegert, Gabriele (ed)
Handbook of media branding / Gabriele Siegert.-- New York
: Springer, 2015.
ix, 414p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9783319182353.
658.827 SIE 145905
This book critically addresses current issues and
achievements in the field of media branding. By
discussing media branding from different viewpoints,
disciplines and research traditions, this book offers
fresh perspectives and identifies areas of interest for
** Branding (Marketing) , Mass media -- Management , Mass
media , Marketing
17 Janavaras, Basil
Global marketing management system / Basil Janavaras and
Suresh George.--2nd ed.-- New Jersey: World Scientific,
xxxvi, 301p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9789813201071.
658.84 JAN 145904
The book aims to provide a structure, platform, tools and
a systematic step-by-step process designed to support the
creation of a strategic and applied oriented methodology
to global business planning and strategy formulation. It
introduces the GMMS process as a demonstration of a
successful application of using web-based tools in
teaching international business. The book also
facilitates the ability of students to enhance their
understanding of decision making in international
management and bridge the gap between theory and
** Export marketing , Business planning
18 Onkvisit, Sak
International marketing : strategy and theory / Sak
Onkvisit and John J Shaw.--5th ed-- New York: Routledge,
xxvi, 710p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415772624.
658.84 ONK 138188, 145907
Marketing is a universal activity that is widely
applicable, regardless of the political, social or
economic systems of a particular country. However, this
doesn-t mean that consumers in different parts of the
world should be satisfied in the same way. This book
helps to understand the complexities of marketing on a
** Export marketing , Export marketing -- Management
|| ADVERTISING and PUBLIC RELATIONS
||19 Dyer, Gillian
Advertising as communication / Gillian Dyer.-- London:
xiv, 230p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415027816.
659.1 DYE 145940
Advertising is a form of communication that constantly
impinges on our daily lives, yet we are often unaware of
its more subtle form of persuasion, or of the extent to
which it manipulates our (consumer) culture. This book
sets out to examine advertising as a form of
communication in contemporary society and also places it
in its wider cultural and economic context.
|| GEOGRAPHY OF and TRAVEL IN ASIA
||20 Habib, Mahjabeen Abidi
Water in the wilderness : life in the coast, deserts, and
mountains of Pakistan / Mahjabeen Abidi Habib, Richard
Garstang and Rina Saeed Khan.-- Karachi: Oxford
University Press, 2016.
xviii, 365p. , 29cm.
ISBN : 9780199400119.
915.491 HAB 145839
The book aims at highlighting the seamless beauty,
culture, flora and fauna of Pakistan.The central message
of this book is that economic growth, with its zeal for
modern transformation, may cause the loss of ancient and
fragile fusions that form the people and nature of
Pakistan - a region at the crossroads of civilization.
** Water-supply -- Pakistan , Water resources development
-- Pakistan , Irrigation water -- Pakistan -- Management