|| 1 Barrington, Gail V
Consulting start-up and management : a guide for
evaluators and applied researchers / Gail V Barrington.--
New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2012.
xxi, 296p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412987097.
001 BAR 134592
The book addresses the unique issues faced by evaluators
and applied researchers who are interested in becoming
independent consultants, as well as by those who need to
re-tool their professional practice. This book makes that
helpful guidance, and more, available to a wider
audience. Barrington shows readers how to: get started,
set fees, find work, manage time and money, set up an
ownership structure and business systems, manage
contracts and work with sub-contractors and staff. With
Barrington at their side to provide advice and
encouragement, independent practitioners have the roadmap
to success! This book is a must-read for all consultants
who are considering going out on their own or those who
want to fine-tune their current business practice.
** Consulting firms --Management, Business consultants,
Entrepreneurship, New business enterprises --Management,
|| DATA PROCESSING and COMPUTER SCIENCE
|| 2 Keen, Jack M
Making technology investments profitable : ROI road map
from business case to value realization / Jack M Keen.--
2nd ed-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
xxv, 294p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470194003.
004.068 KEE 134286
This is a guide to getting crucial business case right
every time showing professionals how to calculate the
value of typical budgeting and funding requests quickly
and easily, making technology investments profitable. The
book uses proven strategies that maximize the business
payoff from IT projects. This book explains how to
proactively manage the conversion of a business case-s
value promise to its value realization. It includes
dozens of new case studies on realizing maximum value
from IT enabled investments from various industries and
around the world.
** Information technology-Management, Information
3 Wang, Lizhe (ed)
Cloud computing : methodology, systems and applications /
Lizhe Wang and others.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xxxvii, 805p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439856413.
004.678 WAN 134613
The book deals Cloud computing - the latest evolution of
computing, where IT resources are offered as services.
The hardware and software systems that manage these
services referred to as Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), while actual
applications managed and delivered by IaaS and PaaS are
referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS). The
combination of virtualization, IaaS, and PaaS hold the
potential to revolutionize software application (SaaS)
life-cycle management. The goal of this book is to give a
comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of this
emerging research area, which may believe to be the next
platform for provisioning and delivering SaaS
applications in various computing domains. The book also
envisions future research topics and directions.
** Cloud computing.
|| COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMS AND DATA
||4 Peltier, Thomas R
Information security risk analysis / Thomas R Peltier.--
3rd ed-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010.
xvi, 440p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439839560.
005.8 PEL 134260
This book provides key knowledge and the skill-set needed
to achieve a highly effective risk analysis assessment in
a matter of days. The author demonstrates how to identify
threats and then determine if those threats pose a real
risk. This book explains how to draw up an action plan to
protect the assets of organization during the risk
assessment process. Supplemented with online access to
user-friendly checklists, forms, questionnaires, sample
assessments, and other useful documents.
** Computer security, Computer networks-Security measures
5 Tambe, Milind
Security and game theory : algorithms, deployed systems,
lessons learned / Milind Tambe.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2012.
xiv, 319p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107096424.
005.8 TAM 134621
The book provides a sound mathematical approach to deploy
limited security resources to maximize their
effectiveness. A typical approach is to randomize
security schedules to avoid predictability, with the
randomization using artificial intelligence techniques to
take into account the importance of different targets and
potential adversary reactions. This book distills the
forefront of this research to provide the first and only
study of long-term deployed applications of game theory
for security for key organizations such as the Los
Angeles International Airport police and the U.S. Federal
Air Marshals Service. The author and his research group
draw from their extensive experience working with
security officials to intelligently allocate limited
security resources to protect targets, outlining the
applications of these algorithms in research and the real
** Computer security, Game theory, Security,
International --Mathematical models, COMPUTERS / Security
|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 6 Kantardzic, Mehmed
Data mining : concepts, models, methods, and algorithms /
Mehmed Kantardzic.--2nd ed-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
xvii, 534p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470890455.
006.312 KAN 133436
This book reviews state-of-the-art methodologies and
techniques for analyzing enormous quantities of raw data
in high-dimensional data spaces, to extract new
information for decision making. This book discusses data
mining principles and then describes representative state
of the art methods and algorithms originating from
different principles such as statistics, machine
learning, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary
computation. The book also provides a single introductory
source, organized in a systematic way, through the
explanation of basic concepts, models and methodologies
developed in recent decades.
** Data mining.
|| LIBRARY and INFORMATION SCIENCE
|| 7 Reddy, T R Sanjiv
Library science and information technology misuse / T R
Sanjiv Reddy and Shyamgopal Verma.-- Delhi: Pacific Books
v, 312p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380472867.
020.285 RED 133242
The technology revolution has brought many changes to the
way librarians and library staff manage their day and
provide information to users. The introduction of IT in
libraries revolutionalised the way of operation and
services. This book describes the uses and misuses of
information technology in libraries.
** Library science-Data processing.
|| LIBRARY OPERATIONS
|| 8 Reddy, T R Sanjiv
Library management and information technology / T R
Sanjiv Reddy and Shyamgopal Verma.-- Delhi: Pacific Books
v, 313p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380472881.
025.10285 RED 133241
Management of library required skills for smooth
functioning of libraries. With the introduction of IT in
management field changed the way of management operation
of the organizations. This book describe the role of IT
in library management.
** Library administration.
9 Reddy, T R Sanjiv
Library cataloguing and information technology / T R
Sanjiv Reddy and Shyamgopal Verma.-- Delhi: Pacific Books
v, 309p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380472898.
025.30285 RED 133240
Information technology changed library environments and
gave the process of information retrieval many more
avenues. The book describes the role of information
technology in library cataloging.
** Cataloging-Data processing, Library catalogs-
|| 10 DePoy, Elizabeth
Human behavior theory and applications : a critical
thinking approach / Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen French
Gilson.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2012.
xv, 372p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412990363.
150.1 DEP 134601
In this book authors use a critical thinking approach to
engage students to think in depth about theory and its
use in social work practice. With a strong focus on
diversity, this book expands its theory coverage to
include progressive and the most cutting-edge
contemporary thinking. The authors skillfully introduce
theory, critically examine each theory, including
developmental theories, environmental theories, diversity
theories, systems theories, and new and emerging
theories, and then apply each theory to social work
practice providing a synthesis of classical and
contemporary theory for scholarly analysis and
application to professional, intellectual, and social
** Psychology, Human behavior.
|| MENTAL PROCESSES and INTELLIGENCE
||11 Dhami, Mandeep K (ed)
Judgment and decision making as a skill : learning,
development and evolution / Mandeep K Dhami, Anne
Schlottmann and Michael R Waldmann.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xv, 311p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521767811.
153.83 DHA 134204
This book presents a comprehensive review of emerging
theories and research on the dynamic nature of human
judgment and decision making (JDM). Leading researchers
in the fields of JDM, cognitive development, human
learning and neuroscience discuss short-term and long-
term changes in JDM skills. The authors consider how such
skills increase and decline on a developmental scale in
children, adolescents and the elderly, how they may be
learned, and how JDM skills can be improved and aided.
The book provides fascinating new insights from recent
evolutionary and neuropsychological approaches. The
authors identify opportunities for future research on the
acquisition and changing nature of JDM.
** Judgment, Decision making.
|| APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
|| 12 Strozier, Charles B (ed)
The leader : psychological essays / Charles B Strozier,
Daniel Offer and Oliger Abdyli.--2nd ed-- New York:
xviii, 179p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441983855.
158.4 STR 133074
This book examines the lives of prominent leaders from
ancient Greece to the present. Behind every leader is an
instructive life story. It often promotes a public image
that inspires others to live by it. And, sometimes, even
to live or to die for it. As leadership qualities and
image issues gain significance in the public discourse,
the psychological study of leadership is a critical
factor in any discussion. This book updates a pioneering
text in this field and provides a solid basis for ongoing
dialogue on this important subject. It explores how these
leaders imposed their individual missions and mystiques
on others, thereby fulfilling, and sometimes creating,
distinct needs in their followers.
** Leadership, Psychohistory.
||13 Aragon, George A
Financial ethics : a positivist analysis / George A
Aragon.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
xv, 135p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780195305968.
174.4 ARA 134591
This book provides a framework for the study of financial
ethics built on a broad review of mainstream scholarly
research published in refereed finance and economics
journals. The work is aimed directly at financial
academics and students who are likely to be familiar with
mainstream financial economics research. It demonstrates
that ethics is already an important part of financial
research, and therefore the approach taken is more of a
"rediscovery" of the ethical dimension of financial
economics. This approach is important not only to remind
fellow academics that ethics is a legitimate area of
interest to positive financial economics, but also to
encourage them to convey this message to their students
without departing from mainstream financial theories and
** Finance --Moral and ethical aspects.
|| SOCIAL SCIENCES,SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 14 Long, Jeffrey D
Longitudinal data analysis for the behavioral sciences
using R / Jeffrey D Long.-- Los Angeles: Sage
xxii, 542p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781412982689.
300.2855133 LON 134606
This book is unique in its focus on showing students in
the behavioral sciences how to analyze longitudinal data
using R software. The book focuses on application, making
it practical and accessible to students in psychology,
education, and related fields, who have a basic
foundation in statistics. It provides explicit
instructions in R computer programming throughout the
book, showing students exactly how a specific analysis is
carried out and how output is interpreted.
** Social sciences --Research, Longitudinal method,
Mathematical statistics --Data processing, R (computer
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 15 Silverman, David
Interpreting qualitative data : a guide to the principles
of qualitative research / David Silverman.--4th ed-- Los
Angeles: Sage Publications, 2011.
xv, 500p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780857024213.
302.072 SIL 134604
The book provides the basics of gathering and analyzing
qualitative data. This updated edition includes a new
chapter on data analysis dealing with grounded theory,
discourse analysis and narrative analysis, more worked-
through examples of different kinds of data and how to
interpret them, a new section on focus groups and
interpreting focus group data, an expanded ethics chapter
and more coverage of digital media and photographs as
** Sociology --Research, Sociology --Methodology, Social
sciences --Research, Discourse analysis.
16 Singh, Ved Prakash
Group dynamics and stress management / Ved Prakash Singh
and Girish Rana.-- Jaipur: Oxford Book Company, 2012.
v, 278p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9789350300176.
302.34068 SIN 134264
This book explains how emotions guide employee
motivation, attitudes, and decisions, how values have
become the new resource to shape workplace behavior, how
companies rely on creativity and learning orientation as
their source of competitive advantage in the knowledge
economy, how appreciative enquiry has become one of the
emerging strategies for organization change? This book
also presents the new reality that organizational
behavior is not just for managers, it is relevant and
useful to anyone who works in and around organizations.
** Group dynamics, Stress management.
17 Scott, John (ed)
The Sage handbook social network analysis / John Scott
and Peter J Carrington.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications,
xvi, 622 p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781847873958.
302.4 SCO 132797
This book introduces key concepts, substantive topics,
central methods and prime debates regarding social
network. The book discusses network theory, corporate
networks, online networks, measuring devices,
interdisciplinary applications, lobbying networks, key
methodologies and software applications. The book offers
a critical survey of the field-s origin, basic issues and
** Social interaction.
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 18 Nye, Joseph S
The future of power / Joseph S Nye.-- New York: BBS
Public Affairs, 2011.
xviii, 300p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781586488918.
303.33 NYE 133957
This book delivers a new power narrative that considers
the shifts, innovations, bold technologies, and new
relationships that will define the twenty first century.
He shows how power resources are adapting to the digital
age and how smart power strategies must include more than
a country-s military strength. Information once reserved
for the government is now available for mass consumption.
The internet has literally put power at fingerprint of
non state agents, allowing them to launch cyber attacks
on governments from their homes and creating a security
threat world wide. This book examines what it means to
powerful in the twenty-first century, illuminates the
** Power (Social sciences)
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 19 The World Bank
Poverty and social exclusion in India / The World Bank.--
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
ISBN : 9780198073925.
305.5690954 WOR 134271
This book examines the relationship between poverty and
social exclusion in India. It looks at how Scheduled
Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Women fared along various
development indicators over a period of rapid growth of
the national economy. Combining rigorous quantitative
research with a discussion of underlying processes, this
book finds that exclusion can be explained by
inequalities in opportunities, access to markets, and in
voice and agency.
** Poverty-India, Marginality, Social-India, India-
Economic conditions, India-Social conditions.
|| 20 Lin, Jan
The power of urban ethnic places : cultural heritage and
community life / Jan Lin.-- New York: Routledge, 2011.
xx, 291p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415879835.
307.760890073 LIN 134272
This book discusses the growing visibility of ethnic
heritage places in U.S. society. The book examines a
spectrum of case studies of Chinese, Latino and African
American communities in the U.S., disagreeing with any
perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage
places are harbingers of separatism or balkanization. It
addresses the interaction between local and global
dynamics, of community change in global context, in a way
not commonly addressed in the existing literature. It
also explore the role of cultural heritage in strategies
of economic and community recovery from disaster in the
case of New York-s Chinatown after the 9/11 disaster.
** Sociology, Urban-United States, Ethnic neighborhoods-
United States--History, Minorities-United States--
Politics and government.
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 21 Johnson, Janet Buttolph
Political science research methods / Janet Buttolph
Johnson and H T Reynolds.--7th ed-- Los Angeles: Sage,
xxxi, 646p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781608716890.
320.072 JOH 134617
Political Science Research Methods set standard for being
relevant, comprehensive, and ever mindful of its student
audience. Updates to this new edition include: new case
studies of political science research in chapters from
causes of income inequality, to repression of human
rights, to judicial decision making that serve as touch
points throughout the book, updated discussion in 2nd
chapter about the empirical approach to political science
a heavily revamped chapter 3 with clearer guidance on
how to develop research questions along with steps for
doing a literature review more appropriately placed
earlier in the text, greater explanation of how to do
content analysis in chapter 9 on document analysis,
separate chapters for descriptive and inferential
statistics step out instruction and increase
accessibility and a brand new annotated research article
in last chapter.
** Political science --Research --Methodology.
22 Kraft, Michael E
Public policy : politics, analysis, and alternatives /
Michael E Kraft and Scott R Furlong.--3rd ed-- Washington
DC: CQ Press, 2010.
xxii, 482p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780872899711.
320.60973 KRA 134612
The book introduces and integrates an evaluative approach
to policy, encouraging critical and creative thinking on
issues ranging from economic policy and the financial
bailout to homeland security and natural disasters. The
book starts with the basics and concisely reviews
institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical
models. The authors then discuss the nature of policy
analysis and its practice, and show readers how to employ
evaluative criteria in six substantive policy areas. At
its core, the book guides readers through policy
alternatives, arming them with analytic tools for
understanding how the motivations of policy actors both
within and outside of government influence a complex, yet
comprehensible, policy agenda.
** Policy sciences --Evaluation, Political planning --
Citizen participation, Public administration --United
States --Evaluation, Evaluation research (Social action
programs) --United States.
|| INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
|| 23 Toft, Monica Duffy
God-s century : resurgent religion and global politics /
Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel
Shah.-- New York: W W Norton, 2011.
x, 276p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780393069266.
327 TOF 134345
There has been a surge in the political influence of
religion across the globe, helped by the very forces that
were supposed to bury it: democracy, globalisation and
technology. Despite recent claims that religion is
exclusively irrational and violent, its political
influence is in fact diverse, sometimes promoting civil
war and terrorism but at other times fostering democracy,
reconciliation and peace. Looking across the globe, the
authors explain what generates this radically divergent
behaviour. In a time when the public discussion of
religion is overheated, these dynamic young scholars use
deeply original analysis and sharp case studies to show
us both how and why religion-s influence on global
politics is surging. Finally they offer concrete
suggestions on how to both confront the challenges and
take advantage of the opportunities posed by globally
** Religion and international relations.
24 Beeson, Mark (ed)
Routledge handbook of Asian regionalism / Mark Beeson and
Richard Stubbs.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xxiii, 488p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415580540.
327.5 BEE 134346
The book addresses the multiple manifestations of
regionalism in Asia and is consequently organised
thematically under the headings of: conceptualizing the
region economic issues, political issues, strategic
issues, regional organizations. It presents some of the
key elements of the competing interpretations of this
important and highly contested topic, giving the reader a
chance to evaluate not just where Asian regionalism is
going but also how the scholarship on Asian regionalism
is analysing these trends and events. This book is
helpful for students and scholars of Asian politics,
international relations and regionalism.
|| 25 Putnam, Hilary (ed)
The end of value-free economics / Hilary Putnam and
Vivian Walsh.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
ix, 229p. 23cm.
(Routledge INEM advances in economic methodology, 13).
ISBN : 9780415665162.
330.01 PUT 134339
This book brings together key players in the current
debate on positive and normative science and philosophy
and value judgments in economics. It collects and
explores the philosophical background of economics and
the nature of value judgment therein. This book collects
recent contributions from Martha Nussbaum and Harvey
Gram, Amartya Sen as well as a new chapter from the
** Economics-Philosophy, Positivism, Values.
26 Judge, George G
An information theoretic approach to econometrics /
George G Judge and Ron C Mittelhammer.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University press, 2012.
xvi, 232p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521689731.
330.015195 JUD 134602
This book is intended to provide the reader with a firm
conceptual and empirical understanding of basic
information-theoretic econometric models and methods.
Because most data are observational, practitioners work
with indirect noisy observations and ill-posed
econometric models in the form of stochastic inverse
problems. Consequently, traditional econometric methods
in many cases are not applicable for answering many of
the quantitative questions that analysts wish to ask.
After initial chapters deal with parametric and semi
parametric linear probability models, the focus turns to
solving nonparametric stochastic inverse problems. In
succeeding chapters, a family of power divergence measure
likelihood functions is introduced for a range of
traditional and nontraditional econometric-model
27 Forstater, Mathew
Little book of big ideas : economics / Mathew Forstater.-
London: A and C Black, 2007.
128 p. 19 cm.
ISBN : 9780713683370.
330.0922 FOR 132793
This book introduces key concepts, substantive topics,
central methods and prime debates regarding social
network. The book discusses network theory, corporate
networks, online networks, measuring devices,
interdisciplinary applications, Lobbying networks, key
methodologies and software applications. The book offers
a critical survey of the fields origin, basic issues and
28 Crouch, Colin
Capitalist diversity and change : recombinant governance
and institutional entrepreneurs / Colin Crouch.-- Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2007.
ISBN : 9780199286478.
330.122 CRO 134198
This book assesses neo-institutionalism literature and
proposes a major re-orientation of the field. The author
critiques many aspects of this work and finds a way of
modeling how creative actors trying to achieve change
and tackle these constraints. Central to the account is
the concept of governance, as it is by recombining
governance mechanisms that these entrepreneurs must
achieve their goals. The author criticizes and
deconstructs some dominant approaches in socio-political
analysis: to typologies, to elective affinity and
complementarily, to path dependence. He develops a theory
of governance modes, which includes potentially
decomposing them into their core components. Finally, he
proposes a reorientation of the neo-institutionalist
research programme to take more account of detailed
diversity and potentiality for change.
** Comparative economics, Capitalism, Economics-
Sociological aspects, Economics-Political aspects.
29 Akerlof, George A
Animal spirits : how human psychology drives the economy
and why it matters for global capitalism / George A
Akerlof and Robert J Shiller.-- Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2009.
xiv, 230p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691142333.
330.122019 AKE 133525
In this book authors reassert the necessity of an active
government role in economic policymaking by recovering
the idea of animal spirits, a term John Maynard Keynes
used to describe the gloom and despondence that led to
the Great Depression and the changing psychology that
accompanied recovery. In rebuilding the case for a more
robust, behaviorally informed Keynesianism, they detail
the most pervasive effects of animal spirits in
contemporary economic life - such as confidence, fear,
bad faith, corruption, a concern for fairness, and the
stories we tell ourselves about our economic fortunes -
and show how Reaganomics, Thatcherism, and the rational
expectations revolution failed to account for them. The
book offers a road map for reversing the financial
misfortunes besetting us today.
** Economics-Psychological aspects, Finance-Psychological
aspects, Capitalism, Globalization.
30 Hancke, Bob (ed)
Beyond varieties of capitalism : conflict, contradictions
and complementarities in the European economy / Bob
Hancke, Martin Rhodes and Mark Thatcher.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2008.
xv, 438p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199206483.
330.94 HAN 134197
Since the early 1990s, Europe-s economies have been
facing several new challenges: the 1992 single market
programme, the collapse of the Berlin wall and eastward
enlargement, and monetary unification. This book
critically analyzes these developments in the European
political economy and their effects on the continental
European economies. Leading political economists from
Europe and the US debate how VoC can help understand the
political-economic challenges that Europe is facing today
and how understanding these new challenges can in turn
enrich and enhance the Varieties of Capitalism (VoC)
perspective . In this book leading political economists
from Europe and the US debate how VoC can help understand
the political-economic challenges that Europe is facing
today and how understanding these new challenges can in
turn enrich and enhance the VoC perspective.
** Capitalism-Europe, Europe-Economic policy.
31 Crouch, Colin
Innovation in local economies : Germany in comparative
context / Colin Crouch and Helmut Voelzkow.-- Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2011.
xi, 211p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199551170.
330.943 VOE 134199
The study of varieties of capitalism is moving on from
the analysis of static national types to embrace local
and sectoral diversity and the study of systems in the
process of major change. This book addresses the issue by
examining four localized sectors, comparing a German case
with one in another European country. The general changes
taking place in Germany itself and the other countries
(Hungary, Sweden, and the UK) form the context of the
studies. The studies find a complex pattern of conformity
with, and deviation from, national types, but only
occasional examples of where divergence takes the form of
a direct confrontation with a national model.
** Industries-Germany--Case studies, Technological
innovations-Economic aspects--Germany---Case studies,
Germany-Economic conditions--1990---Regional disparities.
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 32 Crouch, Colin
Are skills the answer? : the political economy of skill
creation in advanced industrial countries / Colin Crouch,
David Finegold and Mari Sako.-- Oxford: Oxford University
xiii, 281p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780198294382.
331.2592 CRO 134196
This study focuses on the problems confronting
institutions for the creation of occupational skills in
seven advanced industrialized countries. The first is the
study of the diversity of institutional forms taken by
modern capitalism, and the difficulties currently
surrounding the survival of that diversity. It also
focuses on vocational education and training (VET)
dealing with foundation and intermediate, not the higher
levels of academic, training. This book gives attention
to certain problematic aspects of relying too heavily on
improvements in the supply of skills to solve economic
and social problems.
** Occupational training, Occupational training-
Government policy, Vocational education, Vocational
education-Government policy, Vocational evaluation, Labor
supply-Effect of education on, Economic development-
Effect of education on, Skilled labor-Government policy.
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 33 Carmona, Rene A (ed)
Paris-Princeton lectures on mathematical finance 2010 /
Rene A Carmona and others.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
x, 359p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642146596.
332.0151 CAR 134219
This book contains five articles which are the result of
frequent exchanges between the finance and financial
mathematics groups in Paris and Princeton. These articles
discusses risk management and hedging of credit
derivatives, general theory of forward backward
stochastic differential equations and their associated
systems of partial integro-differential obstacle problems
and applies it to pricing and hedging financial
derivatives. It also deals with mean filed games,
application of the Skorohod embedding theorem and pricing
and hedging in exponential levy models.
** Finance-Mathematical models--Congresses, Mathematical
finance, Paris-Princeton lectures.
34 Kumar, Ravindra
E-banking / Ravindra Kumar and Manish Deshpande.-- Delhi:
Pacific Books International, 2012.
v, 265p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380472683.
332.10285 KUM 133261
E-banking improved the efficiency and convenience to the
customers, but it also posed several challenges to the
regulators and supervisors. This book explains different
banking programs and operations, networking applications
and description of E-banking risk management. This book
is helpful for banking professionals and those taking
banking service examinations.
** Internet banking, Banks and banking-Automation, Bank
35 Shaffer, Daniel S
Profiting in economic storms : a historic guide to
surviving depression, deflation, hyperinflation and
market bubbles / Daniel S Shaffer.-- Hoboken: John Wiley,
xvii, 215p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470596333.
332.6 SHA 132795
The book shows how to excel in even the most turbulent
market environments. These guide investors, traders, and
money managers make more informed financial decisions
based on long-term economic cycles. It describes how
human nature influences everything from how we trade to
the direction of markets. It shows how one can decipher
the financial system by understanding the reality of
economic data, the truth behind income statements and
balance sheets. It reveals how learning from the past can
help to avoid costly financial mistakes in the future.
** Financial crises, Economic stabilization, Deflation
|| 36 Oosterveer, Peter
Food, globalization and sustainability / Peter Oosterveer
and David Sonnenfeld.-- London: Earthscan, 2012.
xiv, 282p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781849712613.
338.19 OOS 134222
This book discusses the principle factors that affect
the food trade and the related consequences. It shows how
conventional regulations of food provision through
sovereign national governments is becoming elusive. At
the same time multinational companies and supranational
institutions put serious limits to governmental
interventions. In this context, other social actors
including food retailers and NGOs are shown to take up
innovative roles in governing food provision, but their
contribution to agro-food sustainability is under
continuous scrutiny. The authors apply these themes in
several detailed case studies, including organic, fair
trade, local food and fish. On the basis these studies
future developments are explored, with a focus on the
respective roles related beneficiaries.
** Food supply, Food industry and trade, Sustainable
37 Flew, Terry
The creative industries culture and policy / Terry Flew.-
New Delhi: Sage, 2012.
ISBN : 9781847875761.
338.477 FLE 134202
This book develops a global perspective on the creative
industries and creative economy. It draws insights from
media and cultural studies, innovation economics,
cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural
geography. This book explores what it means for policy-
makers when culture and creativity move from the margins
to the centre of economic dynamics. It makes extensive
use of case studies in ways that are relevant not only to
researchers and policy-makers, but also to the generation
of students who will increasingly be establishing a
-portfolio career- in the creative industries. This book
traces the historical and contemporary ideas of the
** Cultural industries, Creative ability-Economic aspects
38 Altug, Sumru G
Business cycles : fact, fallacy and fantasy / Sumru G
Altug.-- Chennai: World Scientific, 2010.
viii, 152p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789812832764.
338.542 ALT 133016
This book provides an overview of the modern theory and
empirics of business cycles. This book examines the
notion of a business cycle and discusses alternative
approaches to modeling. Arguably, one of the most
important debates in this literature has been the issue
of matching a business cycle to the data. In their
original contribution, Kydland and Prescott (1982)
proposed the method of calibration as a way of examining
the implications of a business cycle model, yet, even at
its inception, this approach came under criticism from a
variety of sources. This monograph will examine some of
these criticisms and discuss alternative approaches that
have been put forward. More generally, it will discuss
what lies ahead for modern business cycle theory.
** Business cycles.
39 Dorrenbacher, Christoph (ed)
Politics and power in the multinational corporation : the
role of institutions, interests and identities /
Christoph Dorrenbacher and Mike Geppert.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xx, 444p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780521197175.
338.88 DOR 132794
The current financial and economic crisis has negatively
underlined the vital role of multinational companies
(MNCs) in our daily lives. The breakdown and crisis of
flagship MNCs, such as Enron, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers,
Toyota and General Motors, does not merely reveal the
problems of corporate malfeasance and market dysfunction.
It also raises important questions, both for the public
and the academic community, about the use and misuse of
power by MNCs in the wider society, as well as the
exercise of power by key actors within internationally
operating firms. This book examines how issues of power
and politics affect MNCs at three different levels, the
macro-level, the meso-level and the micro-level. This
book shows how and why power matters, pointing to the
political interactions of key power holders and actors
within the MNC, both managers and employees.
** International business enterprises-Political aspects,
40 Crouch, Colin
Local production systems in Europe : rise or demise? /
Colin Crouch and others.-- Oxford: Oxford University
xiii, 272p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199242511.
338.94 CRO 134201
The book presents systematic analysis of the role of
small manufacturing enterprises in the main European
economies and to review different perspectives on
industrial districts and clusters. Combining knowledge
from case-study literature with analyses of statistical
data enables the authors to present full accounts of the
role of these clusters in Britain, France, Germany, and
Italy, showing the considerable diversity of forms they
** Small business-Europe, Western, Europe, Western-
Economic conditions--1945-, Europe, Western-Economic
41 Hancke, Bob
Large firms and institutional change : industrial renewal
and economic restructuring in France / Bob Hancke.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
x, 222p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199252053.
338.944 HAN 134200
This book offers a subtle critique of neo-
institutionalist perspectives on firms. Institutional
frameworks do not simply offer scenarios for adjustment,
but are themselves constructions of economic and
political actors and therefore subject to change and
reorganization. By analysing how large firms in France,
arguably one of the least likely places to harbour such
endogenous capacities, changed their institutional
environment to fit their own needs. This book offers an
important new perspective on the political economy of
industrial and economic change.
** Big business-France--History---20th century,
Organizational change-France--Case studies, France-
|| LAW OF NATIONS
|| 42 Pease, Kelly-Kate S
International organizations / Kelly-Kate S Pease.--5th ed
-- Delhi: Longman, 2012.
xiii, 354p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780205179992.
341.2 PEA 134284
This book offers a comprehensive examination of
international organizations political and structural role
in world politics. It integrates international
organizations with international relations theory by
showing how international organizations with
international relations theory by showing how
international organizations matter in the worlds of the
realist, the Marxist, the feminist, and the
constructivist, as well as the liberal. Surveying key
issues from international security to the environment,
this book looks at present and future possibilities for
global governance from a broad range of perspectives.
** International agencies, International organization.
|| MILITARY, TAX, TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 43 Lang, Andrew
World trade law after neoliberalism : re-imagining the
global economic order / Andrew Lang.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2011.
xxix, 385p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199592647.
343.07 LAN 134338
The rise of economic liberalism in the latter stages of
the 20th century coincided with a fundamental
transformation of international economic governance,
especially through the law of the World Trade
Organization. In this book, Andrew Lang provides a new
account of this transformation, and considers its
enduring implications for international law. In addition,
the book explores the way that resistance to economic
liberalism was expressed and articulated over the same
period in other areas of international law, most
prominently international human rights law. The book
contributes to a full and productive contestation of the
nature and purpose of global economic governance.
** World Trade Organization, Trade regulation, Human
rights-Economic aspects, Neoliberalism.
|| PRIVATE LAW
|| 44 Lau, M W
The economic structure of trusts / M W Lau.-- Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2011.
ix, 214p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199601407.
346.059 LAU 134588
This book provides an economic account of why trusts
exist and how trust law should be shaped. The trust is a
key legal institution in the common law world but it has
been neglected by the law and economics community until
recently. This book presents an original analysis of the
common law of trusts, arguing that trust law is about the
trust property and the principal parties- relationships
with it. It develops an analysis of trusts from a
proprietary perspective, and applies the property-based
approach to the economic analysis of trusts - explaining
the economic benefits of trusts as an extension of the
law of property. It also demonstrates how, once trusts
are properly understood as property, it becomes obvious
why these novel developments can only be for the worse,
and should be reversed.
** Trusts and trustees.
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 45 Moss, Bernard
Communication skills for health and social care / Bernard
Moss.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2008.
xii, 212p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781412922845.
361.3014 MOS 134261
This book introduces wide range of communication skills
needed for contemporary health and social care practice.
Presented in a unique dictionary format that is easily
navigated, the book is an ideal resource for students and
trainees, as well as busy practitioners. The author
begins the book with a comprehensive introduction
outlining the place that communication skills have in
health and social care practice and education. The format
of each entry provides an overview to the topic as well
as interactive exercises that help develop the readers-
knowledge, awareness, and skills levels.
** Communication in social work, Communication in
medicine Allied health personnel and patient.
46 Hafford-Letchfield, Trish
Leadership and management in social care / Trisha Hafford
Letchfield and others.-- New Delhi: Sage, 2008.
vii, 222p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781412929608.
361.3068 HAF 134262
This book provides an overview of the leadership and
management of learning in social care education and
practice. It is specially aimed at people who have
responsibility for leading and managing leaning with in
organization that deliver social work and social care
services. Written in response to recent policy and
continuing professional development frameworks, the book
provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates
following post-qualifying awards for social work in
leadership, management and practice education.
** Social work administration, Human services personnel-
raining of, Leadership.
47 Hennessey, Roger
Relationship skills in social work / Roger Hennessey.--
New Delhi: Sage, 2011.
ISBN : 9781848601550.
361.32 HEN 134263
This book explores the ways in which social workers can
use relationship skills to achieve the best possible
outcomes for their clients. This book also offers a
unique discussion of the social worker-s relationship
with him or herself, arguing that self-awareness is as
essential to good practice as an emotional understanding
of the other. In doing so, this book promotes a new model
for relationship-based social work, which emphasizes the
importance of both the inter and intrapersonal. Opening
with an introduction to the theoretical bases of the
relationship-based model, the book then focuses on their
direct application to social work practice.
** Social service, Social workers-Professional
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 48 Cabrera, Enrique
Benchmarking water services : guiding water utilities to
excellence / Enrique Cabrera and others.-- London: IWA
xix, 164p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781843391982.
363.61068 CAB 134341
This book provides valuable information to everyone
interested in benchmarking in the water industry. The
text is aimed at utilities considering joining a
benchmarking project, experienced practitioners in charge
of organizing a benchmarking exercise, consultants,
regulators and researchers. The document is presented
with a clear practice oriented approach and can be used
as a how-to-benchmark guide presented from different
perspectives (participants, organizers, supervising
bodies). The book provide practical insight on real life
benchmarking practices and will benefit from the
experiences gained in some of the leading benchmarking
projects of the water industry (including the IWA-WSAA
benchmarking efforts, the European Benchmarking Co-
operation and the several benchmarking projects carried
out in Austria and Central Europe).
** Water utilities-Evaluation, Water-supply-Evaluation,
49 Bell, Michael Mayerfeld
An invitation to environmental sociology / Michael
Mayerfeld Bell and Michael S Carolan.--4th ed-- New Delhi
: Sage, 2012.
xiii, 384p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781412990530.
363.7 BEL 134285
This book brings out the sociology of environmental
possibility, inviting students to delve into this rapidly
changing field. The book covers the broad range of topics
in environmental sociology with a personal passion. This
book develops the notion of virtual environmental
sociology to real world problems. It discusses the latest
theoretical trends in environmental sociology, including
flows, the Jevons paradox, dispropotionality, degrowth,
and participatory governance.
** Environmental sociology, Environmental responsibility,
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 50 Bergeijk, Peter A G van (ed)
The gavity model in international trade : advances and
applications / Peter A G van Bergeijk and Steven Brakman.
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xiii, 358p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521196154.
382.015195 BER 134589
The book deals how borders affect trade, cultural and
institutional differences are important for trade,
environmental policy is relevant to trade, how one-s
income or wage relates to the fact that trade presents
nearby or far away. These are just some of the important
questions that can be answered using the gravity model of
international trade. This book traces the history of the
gravity model and takes stock of recent methodological
and theoretical advances, including new approximations
for multilateral trade resistance, insightful analyses of
the measurement of economic distance and analyses of
foreign direct investment.
** International trade --Econometric models.
|| 51 Derbyshire, John
Prime obsession : Bernhard Riemann and the greatest
unsolved problem in mathematics / John Derbyshire.-- New
York: Penguin, 2003.
xv, 422p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780452285255.
512.723 DER 134518
The book contains passages of extraordinarily lucid
mathematical exposition with chapters of elegantly
composed biography and history. The book is a fascinating
and fluent account of an epic mathematical mystery that
continues to challenge and excite the world.
** Numbers, Prime.
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
|| 52 Gura, Ein-Ya
Insights into game theory : an alternative mathematical
experience / Ein-Ya Gura and Michael Maschler.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
xiv, 236p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521696920.
519.3 GUR 134586
The book deals Game Theory. Few branches of mathematics
have been more influential in the social sciences than
game theory. The mathematical complexity of game theory
is often very intimidating for students who have only a
basic understanding of mathematics. The book addresses
this problem by providing students with an understanding
of the key concepts and ideas of game theory without
using formal mathematical notation. The authors use four
very different topics (college admission, social justice
and majority voting, coalitions and co-operative games,
and a bankruptcy problem from the Talmud) to investigate
four areas of game theory. The result is a fascinating
introduction to the world of game theory and its
increasingly important role in the social sciences.
** Game theory.
53 Everitt, Brian
An introduction to applied multivariate analysis with R /
Brian Everitt and Torsten Hothorn.-- New York: Springer,
xiv, 273p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441996497.
519.535 EVE 134217
Multivariate analysis includes methods both for
describing and exploring data and for making formal
inferences about them. The aim of all the techniques is,
in general sense, to display or extract the signal in the
data in the presence of noise and to find out what the
data show us in the midst of their apparent chaos.This
book explores the correct application of these methods so
as to extract as much information as possible from the
data at hand, particularly as some type of graphical
representation, via the R software. Throughout the book,
the authors give many examples of R code used to apply
the multivariate techniques to multivariate data.
** Multivariate analysis, Mathematical statistics.
54 Haase, Richard F
Multivariate general linear models / Richard F Haase.--
Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2011.
vi, 216p. 22cm.
(Quantitative applications in the social sciences, 170).
ISBN : 9781412972499.
519.535 HAA 134615
The book provides an integrated introduction to
multivariate multiple regression analysis (MMR) and
multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Beginning
with an overview of the multivariate general linear
model, this volume defines the key steps in analyzing
linear model data, and introduces multivariate linear
model analysis as a generalization of the multivariate
model. The author focuses on multivariate measures of
association for four common multivariate test statistics,
presents a flexible method for testing hypotheses on
models, and emphasizes the multivariate procedures
attributable to Wilks, Pillai, Hotelling, and Roy. The
volume concludes with a discussion of canonical
correlation analysis that is shown to subsume all the
multivariate procedures discussed in previous chapters.
** Social sciences --Statistical methods, Multivariate
analysis, Regression analysis, Social sciences --
statistics and numerical data.
55 Shirali, Satish
Multivariable analysis / Satish Shirali and Harkrishan
Lal Vasudeva.-- London: Springer, 2011.
ix, 394p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857291912.
519.535 SHI 134218
This book provides a rigorous treatment of multivariable
differential and integral calculus. Inverse implicit
function theorem and the inverse function theorem based
on total derivatives are explained along with the results
and the connection to solving systems of equations. There
is an extensive treatment of extrema, including
constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers, covering
both first order necessary conditions and second order
sufficient conditions. The material on Riemann
integration in n dimensions, being delicate by its very
nature, is discussed in detail. Differential forms and
the general Stokes- Theorem are also explained.
** Multivariate analysis, Mathematical statistics.
|| 56 Bhaskar,Roy (ed)
Ecophilosophy in a world of crisis : critical realism and
the nordic contributions / Roy Bhaskar , Karl Georg Hoyer
and Petter Naess.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
x, 234p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415686907.
577.01 BHA 134344
This book is the result of the seminar and it combines
classic texts of Nordic ecophilosophy and the original
contributions of those influenced by this tradition to
present the view that critical realism is indeed a worthy
intellectual tradition to carry forward and further
develop the work of the founders of Nordic ecophilosophy.
The book provides an expansive and secure home for the
development of ecophilosophical work. The book is
concerned with problems of applying critical realism, to
the problems of the world, : and in particular to the
resolution of the problem of alienation, and the crises
with which it was associated.
** Ecology-Philosophy, Ecology-Scandinavia--Philosophy,
Critical realism, Crises.
|| MEDICINE and HEALTH
|| 57 Kottler, Jeffrey A
Stress management and prevention : applications to
everyday life / Jeffrey A Kottler and David D Chen.--2nd
ed-- New York: Routledge, 2011.
xix, 407p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9780415885003.
616.98 KOT 134291
This book offers a depth study into stress, its causes,
and ways to deal with and prevent it. The book explores
Western and Eastern views of stress, its nature, causes
and the impact it on body and life. Numerous coping
strategies are explored, including problem solving and
time management skills, psychological and spiritual
relaxation methods, and healthy nutritional and lifestyle
choices. Self-reflection and self-awareness exercises,
activities, and hands-on techniques help to know how to
effectively and easily manage stress and, most
importantly, prevent it from reoccurring.
** Stress management-Textbooks.
|| 58 Banerjee, Ashok
Financial accounting : a managerial emphasis / Ashok
Banerjee.--3rd ed-- New Delhi: Excel Books, 2009.
ISBN : 9788174467430.
657 BAN 134427
This book discusses the mechanics of accounting and
preparation of financial statements from managerial
prospective. Practical examples, concepts in action and
cases are used to elucidate the principles. Emphasis is
given to the analysis of financial statements. Accounting
practices followed in India on different issues are
highlighted. Analysis of financial statements is done
with the help of Indian companies and brief description
of all the accounting standards, so far issued in India
** Accounting, Financial accounting.
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 59 Phatak, Arvind V
International management : managing in a diverse and
dynamic global environment / Arvind V Phatak, Rabi S
Bhagat and Roger J Kashlak.--2nd ed-- Boston: McGraw Hill
xviii, 540p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780071276085.
658.049 PHA 134378-134410
This book is about the unique opportunities and concerns
that confront international managers as they navigate
their companies through the complex and ever changing
global economic, political, legal, technological and
cultural environments. It describes theories of
international management in the context of current and
emerging realities in the global marketplace. The
framework follows the course structure beginning with the
macro-environment, then moves to the firm level, and
concludes with the individual manager in the
international setting. This approach is embellished with
modern chapters on collaborative strategies, managing
technology and knowledge, and ethics and corporate social
responsibility. Each chapter concludes with a mini-case,
and a comprehensive case concludes each section.
** International business enterprises--Management,
Industrial management, Diversity in the workplace--
60 Sharma, Gaurav
International management / Gaurav Sharma.-- Jaipur: ABD
vi, 256p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788183763240.
658.049 SHA 133238
Globalization has demanded a great deal of efforts,
skills and resources from the fields of management in
both private and public contexts and developed and
developing countries to make managers, executives, public
officers and researchers capable of dealing with this new
reality. As result, the development of the IM field,
under the leadership of US scholars, resulted in
excessive emphasis on the private sector and the
marginalization of the historically related to the public
context, such as IR and, to some extent, IB as well. The
book discusses fundamental and basic aspects of
international management and factors influencing it.
** International business enterprises-Management.
61 Wild, John J (ed)
International business : the challenges of globalization
/ John J Wild and Kenneth L Wild.--6th ed-- Delhi:
658.049 WIL 134283
This book presents international business in a
comprehensive yet concise framework with unrivaled
clarity. Real-world examples and engaging features help
to bring the concepts to life and make international
business accessible for all students. This book captures
and explains the influence of the global credit crisis
and recent recession on international business, while
also emphasizing its focus on the crucial role of
emerging markets in today-s global marketplace.
** International business enterprises, Business
62 Byers, Thomas H
Technology ventures : from idea to enterprise / Thomas H
Byers, Richard C Dorf and Andrew J Nelson.--3rd ed-- New
Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 2011.
vi, 696p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9781121399396.
658.11 BYE 134363-134377
This book integrates clear theoretical frameworks with
action-oriented examples and exercises. Its broad
perspective on "technology," including clean tech,
information technology and the life sciences, ensures
wide ranging appeal to anyone with an interest in high-
potential ventures. The extensive features in this
edition include: Expanded attention to "clean tech"
startups in the energy and environment sectors, Special
coverage of university technology commercialization, open
source innovation, and social entrepreneurship, Eight
cases, including two from the well-known Harvard Business
School archive, A "venture challenge" business plan
exercise at the end of each chapter, Extensive web-based
resources, including sample presentations, more cases and
business plans, and numerous videos of entrepreneurs and
other thought leaders.
** Information technology, Entrepreneurship, New business
enterprises, High technology industries.
63 DePamphilis, Donald M
Mergers, acquisitions, and other restructuring activities
: an integrated approach to process, tools, cases, and
solutions / Donald M DePamphilis.--5th ed-- London:
Academic Press, 2010.
xxxvi, 751p. 24cm., CD/ROM.
ISBN : 9789380501239.
658.16 DEP 134505
The book explains the real world of mergers,
acquisitions, and restructuring based on author-s
academic knowledge and personal experiences with over 30
such deals himself. In this book, all 99 cases involve
real-life deals made or announced within the last 5
years, extensive discussions of all current valuation
techniques and their strengths and weaknesses, cross-
border transactions analyzed and explained in detail, tax
and legal issues covered comprehensively. Student
Resource CDROM contains with hundreds of practice
problems in interactive tests providing immediate
feedback and solutions, chapter outlines, and selected
case study solutions.
** Organizational change --Management, Consolidation and
merger of corporations --Management, Corporate
64 Cascio, Wayne F
Managing human resources : productivity, quality of work
life, profits / Wayne F Cascio.--7th ed-- New Delhi: Tata
McGraw Hill, 2006.
xxx, 706p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780070615632.
658.3 CAS 134509
The book deals HR practices of large organizations. There
is often scant advice for the manager of a small business
who -wears many hats- and whose capital resources are
limited. To address this issue explicitly, author has
made a conscious effort to provide examples of effective
HRM practices in small business in almost every chapter.
The author examined every topic and every example in each
chapter for its continued relevance and appropriateness.
Also include dozens of new company examples to illustrate
current practices, updated legal findings from each area,
and cited the very latest research findings in every
chapter. The author added literally hundreds of new
references since the previous edition of the book. This
edition still includes 16 chapters, presented in the same
order as in the previous edition.
** Personnel management.
65 Amabile, Teresa
The progress principle : using small wins to ignite joy,
engagement, and creativity at work / Teresa Amabile and
Steven Kramer.-- Boston: Harvard Business Review Press,
ISBN : 9781422198575.
658.314 AMA 133546
The book deals some managerial tasks which is more
important to business for growth. What motivates
employees? As a manager, one need to know why people come
to work every day, what makes them stay and what drives
them to perform at their best. The book shows how we can
remove common barriers to progress, such as meaningless
tasks and toxic relationships and emphasizes how these
factors can disrupt employees- inner work lives.
** Creative ability in business, Employee motivation,
66 Latham, Gary P
Work motivation : history, theory, research, and practice
/ Gary P Latham.--2nd ed-- Los Angeles: Sage publications
xxix, 424p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412990936.
658.314 LAT 134609
This book provides a unique behavioral science framework
for motivating employees in organizational settings.
Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist and
consultant, author writes in a -mentor voice- that is
highly personal and rich in examples. The book includes
anecdotes about the major thought leaders in the field of
motivation, together with behind-the-scenes accounts of
research and the researchers. It offers a chronological
review of the field, and taxonomy for the study and
practice of motivation. Controversies of theoretical and
practical significance such as the importance of money,
the relationship between job satisfaction and job
performance, and the distinction between intrinsic and
extrinsic motivation are discussed.
** Employee motivation.
67 Lloyd, Chris J
Data-driven business decisions / Chris J Lloyd.-- Hoboken
: Wiley, 2011. xviii, 488p.
ISBN : 9780470619605.
658.4033 LLO 134594
The book deals the appropriate use of quantitative
methods lies at the core of successful decisions made by
managers, researchers, and students in the field of
business. Providing a framework for the development of
sound judgment and the ability to utilize quantitative
and qualitative approaches, the book introduces readers
to the important role that data plays in understanding
business outcomes, addressing four general areas that
managers need to know about: data handling and Microsoft
Excel, uncertainty, the relationship between inputs and
outputs, and complex decisions with trade-offs and
uncertainty. Grounded in the author-s own classroom
approach to business statistics, the book reveals how to
use data to understand the drivers of business outcomes,
which in turn allows for data-driven business decisions.
** Decision making --Statistical methods, Problem solving
--Statistical methods, Statistical decision, Data mining.
68 Phillips, Jan
The art of original thinking : the making of a thought
leader / Jan Phillips.-- New York: Prolibris Publishing,
xiii, 225p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788192153506.
658.4063 PHI 133286
The book is a brilliant guide to original thinking,
inspired living, and visionary leadership - a hands-on
guide to becoming a thought leader. Author Jan Phillips
challenges us to question assumptions, free ourselves
from illusions, dispel myths, and question the origins of
our thoughts. Phillips- artful blend of storytelling,
real world examples, insightful interviews, and research
sheds light on people, groups, and businesses around the
world that are profiting exponentially through conscious
choices and creative collaborations.
** Organizational change, Creative thinking, Problem
69 Stevenson, William J
Operations management / William J Stevenson.--9th ed--
New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 2009. xvi, 906p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780070668218.
658.5 STE 134507
This book is intended as an introduction to the field of
operations management. The topics covered include both
strategic issues and practical applications. Among the
topics are forecasting, product and service design,
capacity planning, management of quality and quality
control, inventory management, scheduling, supply chain
management and project management. The purpose of
introducing this book contains to provide a clear
presentation of the concepts, tools and applications of
the field of operations management.
** Production management.
70 Srinivasan, Mandyam M
Building lean supply chains with the theory of
constraints / Mandyam M Srinivasan.-- New Delhi: McGraw
xxv, 358p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780071771214.
658.7 SRI 134342
This book explains lean supply chain in depth the Theory
of Constraints (TOC) with an emphasis on systems
thinking. It applies the TOC body of knowledge to
building and managing the lean supply chain. It
illustrates how these two philosophies complement and
reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods
and services through the supply chain. The concept
presented in this book provides an understanding of where
to apply six sigma and the Lean methods to achieve true
** Business logistics, Lean manufacturing, Quality
control Cost control.
71 Havaldar, Krishna K
Business marketing : text and cases / Krishna K Havaldar.
--3rd ed-- New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.
xxxiii, 536p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780070083257.
658.8 HAV 134420-134421
The forces of globalization and technological changes
have opened up new opportunities as well as challenges to
the industrial marketer who intends to serve the needs of
commercial enterprises, government organization and
institutions. Today-s markets are changing rapidly.
Vastly improved industrial marketing practices are needed
for performing well in rapidly changing markets. This
book focuses on decision making in various business-to-
business marketing scenarios. Its emphasis is on global
thinking, but its plan is to act locally. The
organization of the book is based on the current
marketing thinking and new ideas to meet the new
** Industrial marketing, Communication in marketing.
72 Iannuzzi, Al
Greener products : the making and marketing of
sustainable brands / Al Iannuzzi.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press
xvii, 204p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439854310.
658.802 LAN 134340
The book examines ecosystem and regulatory pressures as
well as market pressures from consumers, business
customers, and government purchasers who have created a
demand on manufacturers to bring more sustainable brands
to market. It presents a powerful argument for innovative
solutions that deliver environmental benefits and market
results. Through case studies of green design from
companies such as GE (Ecomagination(t)), Timberland
(Green Index(R)), Philips, Apple Inc., Seventh
Generation, Procter and Gamble, BASF, and others, the
author explores initiatives in areas ranging from product
design, sustainable sourcing, and packaging to energy
efficiency, recycling, and end-of-life management.
** Green marketing, Green products.
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
|| 73 Rius
Mao for beginners / Rius and friends.-- Hyderabad: Orient
ISBN : 9788125022350.
951.05092 RIU 132655
The book deals with complex and serious subjects. It
attempt to intimidate and uncomplicated the great ideas
and work of great thinkers. The movements and concepts
dealt with are placed in their historical, political and
intellectual contexts. The books are painstakingly
researched, humorously written and enlivened with classic
comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc.
It actually seems to focus more on the history of modern
China than Mao.
** Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976, Heads of state--China--