|| COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMS AND DATA
|| 1 Muenchen, Robert A
R for SAS and SPSS users / Robert A Muenchen.--2nd ed--
New York: Springer, 2011.
xxviii, 686p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781461406846.
005.55 MUE 136169
This book introduces R using SAS and SPSS terms. It
demonstrates which of the add-on packages are most like
SAS and SPSS and compares them to R-s built-in functions.
It compares and contrasts the differing approaches of all
** SAS (Computer file), SPSS (Computer file), R (Computer
|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 2 Hastie, Trevor
The elements of statistical learning : data mining,
inference, and prediction / Trevor Hastie, Robert
Tibshirani and Jerome Friedman.--2nd ed-- New York:
ISBN : 9780387848570.
006.31 HAS 136129
This book Contains topics that include neural networks,
support vector machines, classification trees and
boosting. This book also covers graphical models, random
forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression and
path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix
factorization, and spectral clustering.
** Supervised learning (Machine learning), Computer
Science -- IT, Machine-learning, Data mining.
|| APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
|| 3 Angouri, Jo (ed)
Constructing identities at work / Jo Angouri and Meredith
Marra.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
ISBN : 9780230272378.
158.7 ANG 136120
This edited collection presents cutting edge research on
the process of identity construction in professional and
institutional contexts, from corporate workplaces, to
courtrooms, classrooms, and academia. The chapters
consider how interact ants do identity work and how
identity is indexed (often in subtle ways) in workplace
** Psychology, Industrial, Identity (Psychology),
|| 4 Donaldson, Thomas
The Ethics of international business / Thomas Donaldson.-
New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
xvi, 196p. 23cm
ISBN : 9780195074710.
174.4 DON 136353
The book identifies a group of rights that are critical
to international business and it develops a broad,
normative, framework for use in interpreting ethics in a
global market. It also proposes an ethical -algorithm-
for multinational managers to use in resolving conflicts
between home country and host country standards. The
availability of the book in paper will make it attractive
as a supplement in the growing number of business ethics
courses, and programs, in business schools.
** International business enterprises --Moral and ethical
aspects, Business ethics.
5 Hamington, Maurice (ed)
Applying care ethics to business / Maurice Hamington and
Maureen Sander-Staudt.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
xxvi, 304p. 23cm.
(Issues in business ethics, 34).
ISBN : 9789048193066.
174.4 HAM 136124
Applying Care Ethics to Business is a multidisciplinary
collection of original essays that explores the
intersection between the burgeoning field of care ethics
and business. Care ethics is an approach to morality that
emphasizes relational, particularistic and affective
dimensions of morality that evolved from feminist theory
and today enjoys robust intellectual exploration.
Applying care to the marketplace is a natural step in its
maturity. Applying Care Ethics to Business offers a
unique opportunity to rethink corporate responsibility
and business ethics.
** Business ethics, Empathy,
6 Nyborg, Karine
The ethics and politics of environmental cost-benefit
analysis / Karine Nyborg.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xii, 128p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415586504.
178 NYB 136165
This book discusses ethical and political aspects of
environmental cost-benefit analysis: why controversies
must be expected, why they should be taken seriously, and
how they can be handled in practice.
** Environmental protection -- Estimates and costs,
Environmental policy -- Cost effectiveness, Political
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 7 Harvey, David
Rebel cities : from the right to the city to the urban
revolution / David Harvey.-- London: Verso, 2012.
xviii, 187p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781844678822.
303.372 HAR 136122
Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital
and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from
Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to Sto
Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy
Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities
might be reorganized in more socially just and
ecologically sane way stand how they can become the focus
for anti-capitalist resistance.
** Anti-globalization movement --Case studies, Social
justice --Case studies, Capitalism --Case studies,
8 Anheier, Helmut K (ed)
Cities, cultural policy and governance / Helmut K Anheier
and Yudhishthir Raj Isar.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xxiv, 448p. 24cm.
(Cultures and globalization series, 5).
ISBN : 9781446201237.
303.482 ANH 136103
Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time
ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere
else. As cities strengthen their international and
cultural influence, the global world is acted out most
articulately in the world’s urban hubs - through its
diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of
governance. Looking at the city through its internal
dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural
policy play out in a national and international
framework. In doing so, they skillfully steer debates
beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover
issues that fully comprehend a city’s cultural dynamics
and its impact on policy including alternative economies,
creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability,
education and urban planning. Innovative in its approach
and content, this book is ideal for students, scholars
and researchers interested in socio.
** Culture and globalization, Cities and towns --Social
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
|| 9 Singh, Mohan
Population geography / Mohan Singh.-- Jaipur: ABD
vi, 264p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788183763097.
304.60954 SIN 136144
Population geography is a division of human geography. It
is the study of the ways in which spatial variations in
the distribution, composition, migration, and growth of
populations are related tot he nature of places.
Population geography involves demography in a
geographical perspective. It focuses on the
characteristics of population distributions that change
in a spatial context. Examples can be shown through
population density maps. A few types of maps that show
the spatial layout of population are choropleth, is
online, and dot maps. Population geography is a large
branch of geography that contains several different
topics related to the world-s population. The book deals
with population explosion in the world. It also assesses
the impact of government policies and programmes on
population growth, and highlights what remains to be down
to achieve an optimum quality of life.
** Population geography -- India, Population geography,
Migration, Internal -- India.
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 10 Devi, Thokchom Binarani
Women-s movement in Manipur / Thokchom Binarani Devi.--
New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2011.
xix, 232p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180697791.
305.42095417 DEV 136088
This book elaborates women’s movement in Manipur making
an attempt to analyze their contribution related to the
socio-economic and political development in a democratic
way besides explaining the impact of modernization,
industrialization, globalization, science and technology
etc. towards women. It also traces role of women
pertaining to marginalization, values, rights, liberties,
education and other activities apart from empowerment and
subordination of women in different societies.
** Feminism --India --Manipur, Women --India --Manipur --
Social conditions, Women --India --Manipur --Economic
conditions, Pressure groups --India --Manipur, Women --
Political activity --India --Manipur,
11 Hall, Gillette H (ed)
Indigenous peoples, poverty, and development / Gillette H
Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2012.
xvii, 406p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107020573.
305.8 HAL 136117
This is the first book that documents poverty
systematically for the world-s indigenous peoples in
developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The
volume compiles results for roughly 85 percent of the
world-s indigenous peoples. It draws on nationally
representative data to compare trends in countries-
poverty rates and other social indicators with those for
indigenous sub-populations and provides comparable data
for a wide range of countries all over the world. It
estimates global poverty numbers and analyzes other
important development indicators, such as schooling,
health and social protection.
** Indigenous peoples --Social conditions, Indigenous
peoples --Economic conditions, Indigenous peoples --
Government relations, Poverty --Cross-cultural studies,
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 12 Sharma, Niranjan
Encyclopaedia of political systems / Niranjan Sharma and
Gayathri Sharma.-- New Delhi: Crescent Publishing
V. 1. Political theory, v. 2. Government and politics, v.
3. Public administration, v. 4. International politics,
v.5. International relations.
ISBN : 9788183422413.
320 SHA 136133,V.1, 136134,V.2, 136135,V.3,
This encyclopedic publication on political science
provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all
aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical
and cultural pluralism of our approaches and including
from the far corners of the world.
** Political science, India -- Politics and government,
Public administration, World politics.
13 Singh, Chandra Bhan
Democracy, good governance and human rights / Chandra
Bhan Singh.-- New Delhi: Swastik Publications, 2013.
viii, 280p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9789381991367.
320.954 SIN 136104
There is now an acceptance among the international
community about the centrality of human rights and
importance in democracy and development. This book
explores the link between human rights, democracy, good
governance and pro-poor development. It emphasizes that
human rights protection is indispensable to entrenching
substantive democracy and promoting pro-poor development.
** Democracy -- India, India -- Politics and government,
Human rights -- India,
|| CIVIL and POLITICAL RIGHTS
|| 14 Pai, Sudha
Developmental state and the dalit question in Madhya
Pradesh : congress response / Sudha Pai.-- London:
Routledge and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, 2010.
xvii, 537p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415563130.
323.1543 PAI 136094
Examines the Madhya Pradesh government-s attempt to win
Dalit and tribal support by introducing change from above
in a period of intense identity assertion, and suggests
that limited success achieved through land distribution
and supplier diversification was a fallout of the absence
of an upsurge from below.
** Dalits -- India -- Madhya Pradesh -- Political
activity , Dalits -- India -- Madhya Pradesh -- Social
conditions , Economic development -- India -- Madhya
Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh (India) -- Politics and
|| THE POLITICAL PROCESS
||15 Maiti, Prasenjit
Politics, culture and society : a decade of discourses
1999-2009 / Prasenjit Maiti.-- New Delhi: Rajat
x, 283p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788178805092.
324.954053 MAI 136143
This book includes the following contains : Dynamics of
involuntary resettlement, social and rational choice,
government and institutions, corporate citizenship, Indo-
Pak relations, Indian general elections 2009, democracy
and the rule of law, history and counter history.
** India -- Politics and government -- 21st century,
India -- Social conditions -- 21st century, Internally
displaced persons -- India.
|| INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
|| 16 Campbell, Susanna (ed)
A liberal peace? : the problems and practices of
peacebuilding / Susanna Campbell, David Chandler and
Meera Sabaratnam.-- London: Zed Books, 2011.
viii, 272p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781780320021.
327.172 CAM 136095
Moving beyond the binary argument between those who buy
into the aims of creating liberal democratic states
grounded in free markets and rule of law, and those who
critique and oppose them, this critical volume takes a
fresh look at the liberal peace debate.
** Peace-building , Neoliberalism , Intervention
(International law) ,
|| 17 Cohen, Michael (ed)
The Global economic crisis in Latin America : impacts and
respones / Michael Cohen.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xxii, 206p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415692175.
330.98 COH 136166
When the 2008 housing market bubble burst in the United
States, a financial crisis rippled from the epi-center in
the United States across borders into economies both near
and far, causing persistent social and economic detriment
in many countries. The Global Economic Crisis in Latin
America: Impacts and Responses is an examination of the
impacts and responses in the diverse Latin American
region through the lens of three countries: Mexico,
Brazil, and Argentina.
** Financial crises --Latin America, Global Financial
Crisis, 2008-2009, Latin America --Economic conditions --
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 18 Rajeshkar, D
Institutional design for tackling child labour problem :
a study of the state child labour project in Karnataka /
D Rajeshkar, K G Gayathri Devi and V Anil Kumar.-- New
Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 2011.
xiv, 122p. 22cm
ISBN : 9788180698170.
331.31095487 RAJ 136140
Despite the existence of government policies and
programmes, the incidence of child labour is high in
India. Taking State Child Labour Programme (SCLP)
implemented in Karnataka as a case, this book suggests
the institutional changes that are needed to tackle the
problem of child labour. SCLP did well in the
identification and rehabilitation of child labourers. In
order to reduce the problem of child labour, the
government should rehabilitate children through
residential bridge schools, reserve seats in the
government schools with hostels for rehabilitated child
labourers and provide appropriate vocational education to
children uninterested in regular school education.
** State Child Labour Project (Karnataka, India), Child
labor --India --Karnataka --Prevention, Child labor --
Government policy --India --Karnataka,
19 Kaufmann, Alicia E
Changing female identities : decisions and dilemmas in
the workplace / Alicia E Kaufmann.-- New York: Palgrave
xiii, 173p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230292840.
331.4094 KAU 136157
Changing Female Identities explores the influence of
parental figures, the role models that women adopt, the
diverse feelings that arise as a result of family
mandates, and the emotions that arise from cooperation or
competition among siblings. It demonstrates how these
educational values overlap with work attitutes. Although
the influence of family messages is widely acknowledged,
few authors have attempted to measure this phenomenon.
** Women employees --Europe.
20 Fagan, Colette (ed)
Women on corporate boards and in top management :
European trends and policy / Colette Fagan, Maria C
Gonzalez Menendez and Silvia Gomez Anson.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xix, 288p. 22cm.
(Work and welfare in Europe).
ISBN : 9780230293441.
331.4816584 FAG 136125
This book provides an international comparative analysis
of the trends and evaluates gender equality policy
developments, including those focused on corporate
governance, such as the use of gender quotas for board
membership. It includes detailed analysis using new data
from eight European countries strategically selected
because of their different policy frameworks and
trajectories with regard to welfare, employment and
promoting gender equality: Norway, Sweden, Finland, the
UK, France, Spain, Hungary and Slovenia. Developments in
women-s presence in top management jobs are considered in
relation to the broader gender structuring of the labour
market and political life. Policy debates and
developments to redress women-s under-representation in
this arena are examined and evaluated and theoretically
informed explanations are advanced, which emphasize the
influence of national institution.
** Women executives --Europe, Boards of directors --
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 21 Aras, Guler (ed)
Governance in the business environment / Guler Aras and
David Crowther.-- United Kingdom: Emerald, 2011.
xviii, 237p. 23cm.
(Developments in corporate governance and responsibility,
ISBN : 9780857248770.
332.042 ARA 136116
Governance is very much a current concern in the public
interest. The global economic recession, from which we
are just emerging, has highlighted failures in governance
and regulation with much blame being laid at the feet of
regulators and demands for perpetrators to be sanctioned
accordingly. A key to managing the prevention of future
financial crisis is concerned with the recognition and
regulation of a truly global market for finance, trade,
labour etc. and accepting that there are different
perspectives from different parts of the world.
** Corporate governance, Globalization--Economic aspects,
Social responsibility of business, Financial crises--
Prevention, Business ethics,
22 Brooks, Al
Trading price action trading ranges : technical analysis
of price charts bar by bar for the serious trader / Al
Brooks.-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2012.
xxvii, 586p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781118066676.
332.632042 BRO 136132
This book provides important insights on trading ranges,
breakouts, order management, and the mathematics of
trading. The author skillfully addresses how to spot and
profit from trading ranges - which most markets are in,
most of the time - using the technical analysis of price
** Stocks -- Prices -- Charts, diagrams, etc, Investment
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 23 Marechal, Kevin
The economics of climate change and the change of climate
in economics / Kevin Marechal.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xii, 190p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415693752.
333.7 MAR 136127
The starting point and core idea of this book is the long
held observation that the threat of climate change calls
for a change of climate in economics. Inherent
characteristics of the climate problem including
complexity, irreversibility and deep uncertainty
challenge core economic assumptions and mainstream
economic theory appears inappropriately equipped to deal
with this crucial issue. The author shows how themes and
approaches from evolutionary and ecological economics can
be united to provide a theoretical framework that is
better suited to tackle the problem.
** Environmental economics, Climatic changes -- Economic
24 McGuire, Chad J
Environmental decision-making in context : a toolbox /
Chad J McGuire.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xi, 205p. 24cm.
(Public administration and public policy).
ISBN : 9781439885758.
333.7 MAC 136118
McGuire (environmental policy, U. of Massachusetts-
Dartmouth) introduces a set of common tools used in
environmental decision-making, and a framework for
analyzing environmental problems. Readers do not need a
background in any particular discipline, though he draws
on intellectual tools from several disciplines, including
both natural and social sciences. He deals in turn with
the three major kinds of criteria for making a decision:
science, economics, and values. A final section presents
case problems of watershed management, fisheries
management, sustainability, and climate change.
** Environmental policy --Decision making,
25 Young, Raymond De (ed)
The localization reader : adapting to the coming
downshift / Raymond De Young and Thomas Princen.--
Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.
xxvi, 346p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262016834.
333.72 YOU 136115
Energy supplies are tightening. Persistent pollutants are
accumulating. Food security is declining. There is no
going back to the days of reckless consumption, but there
is a possibility--already being realized in communities
across North America and around the world--of localizing,
of living well as we learn to live well within immutable
constraints. This book maps the transition to a more
localized world. Society is shifting from the centrifugal
forces of globalization (cheap and abundant raw materials
and energy, intensive commercialization, concentrated
economic and political power) to the centripetal forces
of localization: distributed authority and leadership,
sustainable use of nearby natural resources, community
self-reliance and cohesion (with crucial regional,
national, and international dimensions).
** Sustainable living, Environmentalism, Energy
conservation, Energy consumption,
26 Harvey, L D Danny
Energy and the new reality 2 : carbon-free energy supply
/ L D Danny Harvey.-- London: Earthscan, 2010.
ISBN : 9781849710732.
333.79 HAR 136106
The book opens by highlighting the importance of moving
to low carbon technologies for generation, then moves on
to explain the functioning, potential and
social/environmental issues around: solar energy, wind
energy, biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric
power, ocean energy, nuclear energy. It also covers the
options for carbon capture and storage and the contexts
in which low carbon energy can best be utilized. The book
closes with scenarios that combine the findings from its
companion volume (concerning the potential for limiting
future energy demand) with the findings from this volume.
Detailed yet accessible, meticulously researched and
reviewed, this work constitutes an indispensible textbook
and reference for students and practitioners in
sustainable energy and engineering.
** Renewable energy sources, Carbon dioxide mitigation,
Energy conservation, Energy consumption, Climatic changes
|| 27 Parker, Rachel A (ed)
Can emerging technologies make a difference in
development? / Rachel A Parker and Richard P Appelbaum.--
New York: Routledge, 2012.
xxiii, 245p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415884334.
338.064 PAR 136161
In this innovative and entirely original text, which has
been thoughtfully edited to ensure coherence and
readability across disciplines, scientists and
practitioners from around the world provide evidence of
the opportunities for, and the challenges of, developing
collaborative approaches to bringing advanced and
emerging technology to poor communities in developing
countries in a responsible and sustainable manner.
** Technological innovations -- Economic aspects,
28 Alghalith, Moawia (ed)
New economics of risk and uncertainty : theory and
applications / Moawia Alghalith.-- New York: Nova Science
vi, 111p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781612095943.
338.5 ALG 136148
** Risk assessment-Mathematical models , Risk-
Mathematical models , Uncertainty-Mathematical models ,
29 Annamalai, Thillai Rajan
Impact of changes in the transparency of infrastructure
procurement and delivery on infrastructure access, costs,
efficiency, price and quality : a systematic review of
the evidence in developing countries / Thillai Rajan
Annamalai and others.-- London: EPPI-Centre, 2012.
iv, 200p. 29cm.
ISBN : 9781907345319.
338.9 ANN 135737
The role of infrastructure investment in economic growth
and poverty reduction is widely recognized. However, the
infrastructure sector is susceptible to corruption and
rent seeking because of its complexity, long life, large
capital outlays and natural monopoly characteristics.
Favoritism, fraud, cash bribes or state capture are
concepts commonly associated with the delivery of
infrastructure services in many countries of the world.
Increasing the levels of transparency can minimize some
of these shortcomings often associated with
** Economic development, Infrastructure(Economics),
30 Stachurski, John (ed)
Nonlinear dynamics in equilibrium models chaos, cycles
and indeterminacy : Selected papers of Kazuo Nishimura /
John Stachurski, Alain Venditti and Makoto Yano.--
Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
xi, 454p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642223969.
338.9 STA 136168
Since the 1970s, the techniques of nonlinear dynamical
systems have become a vital tool in optimal growth
theory, illuminating dynamics and demonstrating the
possibility of endogenous economic fluctuations. Kazuo
Nishimura-s seminal contributions on business cycles,
chaotic equilibrium and indeterminacy have been central
to this development, transforming our understanding of
economic growth, cycles, and the relationship between
them. The subjects of Kazuo-s analysis remain of
fundamental importance to modern economic theory. This
book collects his major contributions in a single volume.
** Economics -- Mathematical models, Endogenous growth
(Economics), Economic development -- Econometric models,
31 Wu, Yanrui
Understanding economic growth in China and India : a
comparative study of selected issues / Yanrui Wu.-- New
Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.
xii, 161p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814287784.
338.95109051 WUY 136150
Due to their sheer size and stake in the global economy,
China and India have long been identified as the two
giant economies of Asia. This book presents a highly
engaging comparative study on the economic growth of
China and India by examining the significance of the role
of productivity in economic growth as well as their
relations with regional partners. Through detailed
analysis of trade, services, energy and pollution,
readers are invited to follow the two distinctive
development trajectories taken by the two countries, as
well as challenged to consider the issue of
sustainability of growth in the future.
** Economic development --China --History --21st century,
Economic development --India --History --21st century,
Industrial productivity --China, Industrial productivity
-India, China --Economic conditions --2000-, India --
Economic conditions --1991-
|| MILITARY, TAX, TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 32 Cottier, Thomas (ed)
The prospects of international trade regulation : from
fragmentation to coherence / Thomas Cottier and
Panagiotis Delimatsis.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
xxx, 503p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107004870.
343.087 COT 136162
For a long time, the GATT led a life of its own as a self
contained regime. The evolution from tariff to non-tariff
barriers brought about increasing overlaps with other
regulatory areas. WTO rules increasingly interface with
other areas of law and policy, including environmental
protection, agricultural policies, labour standards,
investment, human rights and regional integration.
Against this backdrop, this book examines fragmentation
in international trade regulation across a wide array of
regulatory fields. To this end, it uses a conceptually
coherent theoretical framework which is based on the
effort to bring about greater coherence among different
policy goals and fields, and thus to embed the
multilateral trading system within the broader framework
of international economics, law and relations.
** Foreign trade regulation.
|| ADMINISTRATION OF ECONOMY and ENVIRONMENT
|| 33 Mogues, Tewodaj (ed)
Public expenditures for agricultural and rural
development in Africa / Tewodaj Mogues and Samuel Benin.-
London: Routledge, 2012.
xxii, 282p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415603676.
354.5246096 MOG 136163
The book brings together recent analysis on the trends
in, and returns to, public spending for agricultural
growth and rural development in Africa. Case studies of
selected African countries provide insights into the
contributions of different types of public expenditures
for poverty, growth and welfare outcomes, as well as
insights into the constraints in gaining development
mileage from investments in the agricultural sector.
** Government spending policy --Africa --Case studies,
Agricultural development projects --Africa --Case studies
Rural development --Africa --Case studies, Economic
assistance, Domestic --Africa --Case studies.
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 34 Bennett, Simon (ed)
Innovative thinking in risk, crisis, and disaster
management / Simon Bennett.-- Surrey: Gower, 2012.
vii, 277p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781409411949.
363.347 BEN 136121
Risk is an enduring theme of modern life. It permeates
the political, economic and environmental domains.
Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster
Management provides ideas and action plans for risk,
crisis, and disaster management in a risk society, based
on late-modern approaches such as technological
citizenship, delegated authority, and, exploitation of
** Risk --Sociological aspects, Risk assessment,
Emergency management, Crisis management,
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 35 Babu, R Rajesh
Remedies under the WTO legal system / R Rajesh Babu.--
Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012.
xiv, 499p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789004209022.
382.92 BAB 136159-136160
** World Trade Organization, Remedies (Law), Arbitration
(International law), Foreign trade regulation.
|| ANIMALS (ZOOLOGY)
|| 36 Wilson, Edward O
The social conquest of earth / Edward O Wilson.-- New
York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012.
viii, 330p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780871404138.
599.938 WIL 136101
In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of the
greatest living scientists directly addresses these three
fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and
** Social evolution --Philosophy, Human evolution --
Philosophy, Evolution (Biology) --Philosophy,
|| PHILOSOPHY and THEORY
|| 37 Paley, Steven J
The art of invention : the creative process of discovery
and design / Steven J Paley.-- New York: Prometheus Books
ISBN : 9781616142230.
601.9 PAL 136102
The lowly paperclip attracts little attention in our
world of advanced gadgets and increasingly sophisticated
technology. But to veteran inventor and design engineer
Steven J. Paley, it is a prime example of the qualities
that often characterize a great invention--simplicity,
elegance, and robustness--and it provided a lasting
solution to a common problem. In this entertaining and
insightful exploration of the process of invention, Paley
shows why these same three qualities are essential not
only to the success of simple devices, but equally to
complex inventions from computer chips to nuclear power
plants. Paley shows how ideas can come from a variety of
sources such as the natural world, basic physical
principles, life experience, or even chance observations.
Full of insights and practical guidance from a successful
inventor and entrepreneur, The Art of Invention will open
** Engineering, Inventions,
|| 38 Collis, Jill
Business accounting : an introduction to financial and
management accounting / Jill Collis, Andrew Holt and
Roger Hussey.--2nd ed-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
xx, 451p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230276239.
657 COL 136156
Business Accounting covers financial and management
accounting in an accessible, non-technical style that is
particularly suitable for undergraduate students of
business and finance and MBAs. The active-learning approach
seeks to convey the ability to understand and evaluate
financial information for a range of business services.
** Accounting, BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Accounting /
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 39 Gasman, Marybeth
Race, gender, and leadership in nonprofit organizations /
Marybeth Gasman and others.-- New York: Palgrave
xv, 182p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230120396.
658.048 GAS 136114
This volume centers on the lives and experiences of
female and African American leaders of foundations and
nonprofits. Contributors to the volume examine race and
gender as constructs and provide a theoretical background
for understanding their effect on the psycho-social
development of the individuals. They explore their family
backgrounds and childhood experiences as well as the
impact of education on their lives and future leadership.
** Nonprofit organizations --United States --Management,
African Americans --Charities, Women in charitable work -
United States, Women philanthropists --United States,
40 Keyes, Jessica
Implementing the IT balanced scorecard : aligning IT with
corporate strategy / Jessica Keyes.-- Boca Raton:
Auerbach Publications, 2005.
xxii, 500p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780849326219.
658.05 KEY 136139
This book include the alignment of IT plans with business
objectives, the establishment of measures of IT
effectiveness, the directing of employee efforts toward
IT objectives, the improved performance of technology,
and the achievement of balanced results across
stakeholder groups. CIOs, CTOs, and other technical
managers can achieve these goals by considering multiple
perspectives, long- and short-term objectives, and how
the IT scorecard is linked to other scorecards throughout
their organizations. This volume thoroughly explains the
concept of the scorecard framework from both the
corporate and IT perspectives. It provides examples, case
histories, and current research for critical issues such
as performance measurement and management, continuous
process improvement, benchmarking, metrics selection, and
** Information technology --Management, Management
information systems, Business --Data processing --
Management, Strategic planning,
41 Farschtschian, Farsam
The Reality of MandA governance : transforming board
practice for success / Farsam Farschtschian.-- Heidelberg
: Springer, 2012.
xv, 257p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642227776.
658.162 FAR 136164
This book exposes and provocatively illustrates the
limits of current corporate governance and organisational
structures to cope with new challenges regarding changes
in acquisitions. It offers best practice recommendations
for boards and top management.
** Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Management
42 Anca, Celia de
Beyond tribalism : managing identities in a diverse world
/ Celia de Anca.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xxix, 299p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230276949.
658.3008 ANC 136123
In the past, neo-tribalism in a Western context has been
feared as leading to blindness or irrationality. In
today-s business world, tribalism represents a conscious
separation of the individual ego for the good of the
community. In Beyond Tribalism, author Celia de Anca
reveals that tribalism is the key to understanding the
success of the most innovative businesses in the 21st
** Diversity in the workplace, Intercultural
communication Cultural awareness,
43 Hoyrup, Steen (ed)
Employee-driven innovation : a new approach / Steen
Hoyrup and others.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xviii, 251p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230278622.
658.314 HOY 136158
Employee-Driven Innovation develops research within the
fields of learning, innovation and employees at work. It
is this unique focus on employees in relation to
innovation and learning and vice versa, which
distinguishes this anthology from many other
conceptualizations of and approaches to innovation. It
offers a unique perspective on the advantages and
disadvantages of the processes of innovation that emerge
in everyday working life, emphasizing an often overlooked
driver of innovation, namely the employees and how they
engage in various collaborative forms of innovation. It
also stresses the link between learning, innovation and
employees, in its exploration of practice-based forms of
innovation in contemporary organizations.
** Technological innovations --Employee participation.
44 Mazin, Rebecca
The Employee benefits answer book : an indispensable
guide for managers and business owners / Rebecca Mazin.--
San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2011.
xxvii, 238p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470525159.
658.325 MAZ 136131
This book includes practical information needed for
responding to issues that arise in day-to-day business.
Topics discussed include the benefits package, paid time
off, enrollment and changes, medical, dental, and vision
plan basics, FSAs, transportation, and tuition assistance
programs, life insurance and disability, COBRA, and cost
** Employee fringe benefits.
45 Nieto-Rodriguez, Antonio
The Focused organization : how concentrating on a few key
initiatives can dramatically improve strategy execution /
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez.-- Surrey: Gower, 2012.
xvi, 223p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781409425663.
658.4012 NIE 136152
In The Focused Organization Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez shows
you how fewer, more effectively elected and managed
projects are the key to strategic and long-term success.
Using his own research and work experience he explains
how and why those organizations that focus on just a few
key initiatives can perform significantly better than
unfocused organizations, not only financially but also in
achieving their strategic objectives and motivating their
** Strategic planning, Project management.
46 Whittle, Ralph
Enterprise business architecture : the formal link
between strategy and results / Ralph Whittle and Conrad B
Myrick.-- Boca Raton: Auerbach Publications, 2005.
xxii, 229p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780849327889.
658.402 WHI 136138
A critical part of any company-s successful strategic
planning is the creation of an Enterprise Business
Architecture (EBA) with its formal linkages. Strategic
research and analysis firms have recognized the
importance of integrated enterprise architecture and they
have frequently reported on its increasing value to
successful companies. Enterprise Business Architecture:
The Formal Link between Strategy and Results explains the
approach needed for the development of a formal but
** Organizational effectiveness, Strategic planning,
47 Boisot, Max H
Explorations in information space : knowledge, agents,
and organization / Max H Boisot, Ian C MacMillan, and
Kyeong Seok Han.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
xii, 228p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199250875.
658.4038 BOI 136128
Through six thematically linked chapters, the book
articulates the theoretical approach to the production
and distribution of knowledge that underpins Max Boisot-s
conceptual framework, the Information Space or I-Space.
Following an introductory chapter, how knowledge relates
to data and information is first examined in chapter 1,
and how different economic actors - entrepreneurs,
managers, etc - use knowledge as a basis for action is
explored in chapter 2. Chapter 3 looks at how the
heterogeneity of economic actors arises naturally from
their respective data processing strategies in spite of
any similarities in the data that they might share.
Chapter 4 argues, contra much transaction-based
economics, that an organizational order must have
preceded a market order, something that should be
reflected in any knowledge-based theory of the firm.
Chapter 5 discusses the cultural and
institutional significance of different kinds of
knowledge flows. Finally, chapter 6 presents an agent-
based simulation model, that illustrates how the I-Space
might be applied to concrete problems such those of
intellectual property rights.
** Knowledge management, Intellectual capital,
48 Harrison, Suzanne S
Edison in the boardroom : how leading companies realize
value from their intellectual property / Suzanne S
Harrison and Patrick H Sullivan.--2nd ed-- Hoboken: Wiley
xiv, 255p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781118004531.
658.4038 HAR 136119
A revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking
Edison in the Boardroom, highlighting the winning
strategies todayts biggest companies use to maximize the
value of their intellectual property Now fully revised
and expanded, Edison in the Boardroom, Second Edition
takes an in-depth look at the revolutionary concept of
intellectual asset management (IAM). Incorporating
stories and teachings from some of the most successful
companies in the world--such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM,
Procter and Gamble, Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others--
Harrison and Sullivan have made an exhaustive study of
IAM and its implications for today’s businesses.
** Corporations --Valuation, Intellectual capital,
Research, Industrial --Economic aspects, Technological
innovations --Economic aspects,
49 Taylor, Peter
Leading successful PMOs : how to build the best project
management office for your business / Peter Taylor.--
Surrey: Gower, 2011.
xiv, 186p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781409418375.
658.404 TAY 136154
Many organizations profit hugely by utilizing a Project
Management Office (PMO), it means they achieve benefits
from standardizing and following project management
policies, processes, and methods. However, building an
effective PMO is a complex process, it requires clear
vision and strong leadership so that, over time, it will
become the source for guidance, documentation, and
metrics related to the practices involved in managing and
implementing projects. "Leading Successful PMOs" will
guide all project based organizations, and project
managers who contribute to and benefit from a PMO,
towards maximizing their project success.
** Project management, Leadership.
50 Rathbone, Cora Lynn Heimer (ed)
Ready for change? : transition through turbulence to
reformation and transformation / Cora Lynn Heimer
Rathbone.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xviii, 260p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230342699.
658.406 RAT 136149
At a time when resilience and flexibility pulsate as key
survival characteristics, when adaptability,
responsiveness and innovation stand out as behaviours
that are critical for sustainable success, Aston Business
School offers fresh insights to hardwire organisations
** Organizational change --Management, Change
51 Gaynor, Gerard H
Innovation by design : what it takes to keep your company
on the cutting edge / Gerard H Gaynor.-- New Delhi: BPI
xviii, 302p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788184975338.
658.4063 GAY 135880
Gaynor presents innovations a management discipline, with
a strong focus on management responsibilities and action.
Innovation by Design shows what an organization must do
to foster innovation, examining such critical elements as
the roles of individuals, groups and corporate culture,
it raises issues to stimulate new thinking rather than
prescribe some definitive methodology. Knowing the
fundamentals advances the process. It takes to put
together an innovation process design, Innovation by
Design brings the innovator and the organization into a
partnership that aims to develop innovation as a core
competence. For every manager who wants to keep his or
her company on the cutting edge, this is the book that
will show the way.
** Industrial management, Organizational change, Creative
ability in business.
52 Board, Douglas
Choosing leaders and choosing to lead : science, politics
and intuition in executive selection / Douglas Board.--
Surrey: Gower, 2012.
xvii, 253p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781409436485.
658.407112 BOA 136130
In this book, the author argues that we often choose
badly when selecting for positions in or near the board
room in organisations large and small, public and
private. He explains why today-s good HR practice, such
as the use of competency frameworks, has transformed
front line and middle management selection.
** Executive succession, Executive ability, Leadership,
53 Banks, Jerry
Crafting managers : 100 elements for achieving excellence
/ Jerry Banks and Rajagopal.-- New York: Nova Science
xiv, 319p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781611225136.
658.409 BAN 136151
There are two perspectives on enhancing the performance
of managers - an outcome-based perspective and a
behaviour based perspective. The former perspective
focuses on the objective measure of results and the
latter perspective, while focusing on enhancing
performance, incorporates complex, and often subjective
assessments of managerial attributes. A balance of these
perspectives provides strong support for laying out the
determinants that help build excellence in the work and
improve the performance of managers. The precise
management skills, in which firms, businesses, and
functional managers form a triad of different
perspectives that balance one another can build three
** Executives, Management.
54 Johnson, Bob
Developing global leaders : a guide to managing
effectively in unfamiliar places / Bob Johnson and Rob
Oberwise.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
ISBN : 9780230337510.
658.4092 JOH 136126
Most business leaders struggle mightily when
transitioning from working in the U.S. or any modern
country to working in Shanghai, Dubai, Nairobi or Pune.
Despite organizational efforts to facilitate this
transition through training and coaching, leaders often
find them selves bewildered and frustrated by the
unwritten and often unacknowledged cultural dictates of a
given country. These leaders struggle with everything
from motivating direct reports to getting deals done.
This book is written to provide inside information about
working outside traditional business environments. It
presents nine rules that will serve leaders well no
matter where they’re stationed--Asia, South America, the
Middle East and elsewhere. As readers will discover,
these rules are not taught in typical global leadership
** Leadership --Developing countries, National
55 Gaiziunas, Nicole
Development in supply chain management : turning buyers
into supply chain managers / Nicole Gaiziunas.-- New
Delhi: Viva Books, 2012.
ISBN : 9788130921686.
658.7 GAI 136105
International supply chains are currently experiencing a
leadership gap: there are many networks, but only a few
qualified supply (chain) managers, category managers,
global sources and CPOs. Top-level companies are
currently closing these gaps, giving them a significant
competitive edge. If you want to position your company
well in the global market, you need more than modern
methods, you need qualified personnel.
** Business logistics, Industrial management, Logistics,