|| 1 Caliandro, Alessandro
Qualitative research in digital environments : a research
toolkit / Alessandro Caliandro and Alessandro Gandini.--
New York: Routledge, 2017.
xi, 228p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781138188686.
001.42 CAL 144876
This book offers a toolkit of methods and technologies to
undertake qualitative research on digital spaces. This
"Digital Ethnography" is unlike commonly used traditional
methodological strategies, which are "retrofitted" to
digital spaces. Instead, this book offers researchers a
set of "digitally native" tools that are designed for
virtual communities. Thanks to a broad range of cases
including Louis Vuitton, YouTube and the concept of
hipsterism, this text illustrates the practical
applications of techniques and tools over the most
popular social media environments.
** Qualitative research
|| NEWS MEDIA,JOURNALISM and PUBLISHING
|| 2 Anderson, C W
The News media : what everyone needs to know / C W
Anderson, Leonard Downie and Michael Schudson.-- New York
: Oxford University press, 2016.
ix, 188p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9780190206208.
071.309 AND 144886
The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and
often romanticized history. This book looks at the past,
present and future of journalism, considering how the
development of the industry has shaped the present and
how we can expect the future to roll out.
** Journalism -- United States -- History , Journalism --
Objectivity , Journalism
|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 3 Atkinson, Will
Beyond Bourdieu : from genetic structuralism to
relational phenomenology / Will Atkinson.-- Cambridge:
Polity Press, 2016.
175p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781509507481.
301 ATK 144889
Pierre Bourdieu is arguably the most influential
sociologist of the twentieth century, especially since
the once common criticisms of his determinism and
reproductionism have receded. Now, however, his
intellectual enterprise faces a new set of challenges
unearthed by decades of sympathetic research: how to
conceive the relationship between society and place,
particularly in an increasingly global world, how to
recognize the individual as a product of multiple forces
and pressures, how to make sense of family relations and
gender domination, and, ultimately, how to grasp how we
each come to be the unique beings we are. This book
tackles these challenges head on, starting from the
philosophical core of Bourdieu’ s sociology and taking in
hints and suggestions across his corpus, to propose a
range of novel concepts and arguments. In the process it
outlines a new way of looking at the world to complement
Bourdieu’s own one in which the focus is on
the multiple social structures shaping individuals’
everyday lives, not the multiple individuals comprising a
single social structure.
** Bourdieu, Pierre, -- 1930-2002. , Sociology.
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
|| 4 Dhanaraju, Vulli (ed)
Regional environmental history : issues and concepts in
the Indian subcontinent / Vulli Dhanaraju.-- Delhi: Aakar
vi, 290p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9789350024263.
304.20954 DHA 144885
** Human ecology -- India -- History -- Congresses ,
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 5 Majumdar, Asok
The Tebhaga movement : politics of peasant protest in
Bengal, 1946-50 / Asok Majumdar.-- Delhi: Aakar Books,
372p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789350021590.
305.563095414 MAJ 144887
The Tebhaga movement is probably the greatest peasant
movement in the history of India. The Tebhaga movement
was a movement of the sharecroppers of Bengal demanding
two-thirds instead of half as their produce. Basically
from this principle demand the name -Tebhaga- movement
come. The small peasants also joined hand with the
sharecroppers as the gambit of the demands increased.
Gradually with the intensification of the movement the
charter of demands even touched the revolutionary idea
of- land to tiller- concept.
** Peasant uprisings -- India -- Bengal -- History. ,
Peasant uprisings. , Bengal (India) -- History. ,
6 Fuller, C J
Tamil Brahmans : the making of a middle-class caste / C J
Fuller and Haripriya Narasimhan.-- New Delhi: Social
Science Press, 2015.
viii, 278p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789383166060.
305.8948110548208622 FUL 144874
In this book, the authors examine one particularly
striking group who have taken part in this development:
Tamil Brahmans - a formerly traditional, rural, high-
caste elite who have transformed themselves into a new
middle-class caste in India, the United States, and
elsewhere. They offer one of the most comprehensive looks
at Tamil Brahmans around the world to date. They examine
Brahman migration from rural to urban areas, more recent
transnational migration, and how the Brahman way of life
has translated to both Indian cities and American
suburbs. They look at modern education and the new
employment opportunities afforded by engineering and IT.
They examine how Sanskritic Hinduism and traditional
music and dance have shaped Tamil Brahmans- particular
middle-class sensibilities and how middle-class status is
related to the changing position of women.
** Brahmans -- India -- Tamil Nadu -- Social conditions ,
Tamil (Indic people) -- India -- Tamil Nadu -- Social
conditions , Middle class -- India -- Tamil Nadu , Caste
- India -- Tamil Nadu , Tamil Nadu (India) -- Social
conditions , Brahmans -- Social conditions , Tamil (Indic
people) -- Social conditions , India -- Tamil Nadu
|| THE POLITICAL PROCESS
|| 7 Norris, Pippa (ed)
Checkbook elections? : political finance in comparative
perspective / Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es.-- New
York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
xvii, 329p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780190603360.
324.78 NOR 144881
This book presents an original theory for understanding
policies regulating political finance, reflecting the
degree to which laws are laissez-faire or guided by state
** Campaign funds , Campaign funds -- Case studies ,
Campaign funds -- Law and legislation
|| 8 Kroeber, Arthur R
China-s economy : what everyone needs to know / Arthur R
Kroeber.-- New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
xii, 319p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9780190239039.
330.951 KRO 144882
In this book, the author offers an overview of the
highlights of China-s development from the manufacturing,
agricultural change, and construction developments of
1980s and 1990s, through the expansion of China-s
financial systems, and to its present-day status as the
world leader in yearly economic growth.
** Economic development -- China , China -- Economic
policy -- 2000- , China -- Economic conditions -- 2000-
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 9 Sironi, Paolo
Modern portfolio management : from Markowitz to
probabilistic scenario optimisation / Paolo Sironi.-- London:
Incisive Media, 2015.
xviii, 204p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781782722045.
332.6 SIR 144867
In Modern Portfolio management , noted industry expert
Paolo Saroni provides an innovative methodology for
portfolio choice based upon modern risk management
techniques and clearer definition of the investment
risk/return profile that aims to close this gap. This
seminal book draws on the author-s 15 years of
experience in the financial industry, offering the reader
ways to compensate for the limitations of the elegent,
though abstract, traditional methods of modern portfolio
** Portfolio management, Investment analysis, BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS / Finance
|| 10 Evens,Peter
Embedded autonomy : sates and industrial transformation /
Peter Evens.-- Princeton: Princeton University Press,
xx, 323p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 069103737X.
338.47004 EVA 144871
In recent years, debate on the state-s economic role has
too often devolved into diatribes against intervention.
Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a
new vision of why state involvement works in some cases
and produces disasters in others. To illustrate, he looks
at how state agencies, local entrepreneurs, and
transnational corporations shaped the emergence of
computer industries in Brazil, India,.
** Computer industry -- Government policy -- Brazil,
Computer industry -- Government policy -- India, Computer
industry -- Government policy -- Korea (South)
11 Rajesh Raj, S N
Out of the shadows? : the informal sector in post-reform
India / Rajesh Raj S N and Kunal Sen.-- New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 2016.
xx, 260p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199460847.
338.6420954 RAJ 144884
The Indian manufacturing sector has undergone
comprehensive reforms since 1991. In spite of rapid rates
of economic growth since the reforms, the informal sector
has been a persistent phenomenon in India, leading to
significant policy concerns on the lack of inclusivity of
economic growth. This book assesses how informal
manufacturing firms have responded to the context of
economic liberalization in India, and provides policy
recommendations on how to make India-s economic growth
more inclusive of the informal sector.
** Manufacturing industries -- India , Economic
development -- India , Informal sector -- India
12 Kohli, Atul
State-Directed development : political power and
industrialization in the global periphery / Atul Kohli.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
xii, 466p. 23cm.
ISBN : 0521672821.
338.90091724 KOH 144877
The study undertakes a comparative analysis of the state
as an economic actor in developing countries. Why have
some developing country states been more successful at
facilitating industrialization than others? An answer to
this question is developed by focusing both on patterns
of state construction and patterns of state intervention
aimed at promoting industrialization. Four countries are
analyzed in detail - South Korea, Brazil, India, and
Nigeria - over the twentieth century. The states in these
countries varied from cohesive-capitalist (mainly in
Korea), through fragmented-multiclass (mainly in India),
to neo-patrimonial (mainly in Nigeria). It is argued that
cohesive-capitalist states have been most effective at
promoting industrialization and neo-patrimonial states
the least. The performance of fragmented-multiclass
states falls somewhere in the middle.
** Industrial policy-Developing countries,
Industrialization-Developing countries, Developing
countries - Economic policy, Developing countries -
Politics and government
13 Wade, Robert
Governing the market , economic theory and the role of
government in East Asian industrialization / Robert Wade.
-- Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.
lvi, 438p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691117294.
338.95 WAD 144870
Reviews the debate about industrial policy in East and
Southeast Asia and chronicles the changing fortunes of
these economies over the 1990s. This title extends the
argument to explain the boom of the first half of the
decade and the crash of the second, stressing the links
between corporations, banks, governments, and others.
** Industrial policy - East Asia, Industrialization- East
Asia, East Asia- Economic Policy
|| GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
|| 14 Rai, Vinod
Not just an account ant : he diary of the nation-s
conscience keeper / Vinod Rai.-- New Delhi: Rupa
xvi, 267p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9788129134615.
352.63092 RAI 144878
Rai sheds light on the major scams that shook the
country. Among the case studies-chosen for the diversity
of failures they highlight are - the procedural
irregularities in the issuance of licenses for second
generation spectrum allotment, the last minute quick-
fixes in the conduct of the XIX commonwealth games, the
loss of national resources while allocating coal blocks,
the flouting of systems and the clear display of crony
capitalism in the exploration of hydrocarbon and the
tragic tale of civil aviation in India. Through these
illustrations, Rai wishes to not only expose government
malfeasance, but also probe the mandate of the CAG as a
watchdog. Equally, he hopes to push for long-term
solutions to corruption and bring home the urgent need
for ethics-for the pursuit of excellence, accountability,
probity and transparency within governments, the
bureaucracy, corporate enterprises .
** Auditors - India -Biography, Government accountants -
India - Biography, Auditing - India - History - 20th
|| 15 Lal, Pranay
Indica : a deep natural history of the Indian
Subcontinent / Pranay Lal.-- Haryana: Penguin Books, 2016
468p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9788184007572.
508.54 LAL 144873
Few places have been as influential as the Indian
subcontinent in shaping the course of life on Earth. Yet
its evolution has remained largely unchronicled. this
book fills this gap. From the oldest rocks, formed three
billion years ago in Karnataka, to the arrival of our
ancestors 50,000 years ago on the banks of the Indus, the
author meticulously sifts through wide-ranging scientific
disciplines and through the layers of earth to tell us
the story of India, filled with a variety of fierce
reptiles, fantastic dinosaurs, gargantuan mammals and
amazing plants. It shows us how every piece of rock and
inch of soil is a virtual museum, and how, over billions
of years, millions of spectacular creatures have
reproduced, walked and lived over and under it.
Researching across wide-ranging scientific
disciplines and travelling with scientists all over the
country, biochemist Pranay Lal has woven together the
first compelling narrative of India’s deep natural
history, filled with fierce reptiles, fantastic
dinosaurs, gargantuan mammals and amazing plants. This
story, which includes a rare collection of images,
illustrations and maps, starts at the very beginning from
the time when a galactic swirl of dust coalesced to
become our life-giving planet and ends with the arrival
of our ancestors on the banks of the Indus. Pranay Lal
tells this story with verve, lucidity and an infectious
enthusiasm that comes from his deep, abiding love of
** Natural history--India.
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 16 Sharma, Aparna
Reality bytes - the role of HR in today-s world : a
contemporary ready reckoner / Aparna Sharma.-- Pune:
Vishwakarma Publications, 2015.
199p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9789383572571.
658.300954 SHA 144879
The single-most competitive edge for an organization is
its people. However, many times organizations fall short
of managing their people well, probably because formal
education in HR does not prepare the young, would-be HR
manager to face and deal with the reality at the
workplace. This book has been written for this very
purpose. It gives the reader a clear idea of the
strategic role that HR plays in attaining the business
goals of the organization.
** Personnel management -- India , Personnel management
17 Thakur, Manish (ed)
Management education in India : perspectives and
practices / Manish Thakur and R Rajesh Babu.-- Singapore:
Springer, 2017. xix, 228p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9789811016950.
658.400954 THA 144868-144869
This volume problematizes different facets of management
education in India--pedagogy, curricula, and disciplinary
and institutional practices--from the perspective of the
Global South. The essays in this volume bring out the
institutional challenges of crafting a relevant academic
programme that converses with both national specificities
and global realities. Coming from diverse academic
specializations, the contributors traverse the interface
of their respective disciplines with management
education. In doing so, they engage with the ongoing
global debate on management education. This volume fills
a noticeable gap of serious, scholarly reflection on the
state of management education. While there have been
sporadic reflections and occasional critiques, a critical
stocktaking of the institutional and disciplinary aspects
of management education has been long wanting.
** Management -- Study and teaching -- India, BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management, BUSINESS and ECONOMICS
18 Hill, A Linda
Collective genius : the art and practice of leading
innovation / Linda A Hill and others.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2014. xi, 298p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422130025.
658.4092 HIL 144894
Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading
Innovation explains that one might assume that the secret
to innovation is attracting talent of an exceptional
level or making calculated investments or breaking down
an organisational stronghold. All of these things could
be contributing factors but the only way to achieve true
innovation is to lead it. This book aims to show readers
how to make innovation happen.
** Leadership, Organizational behavior , Technological
19 Younger, Jon
Agile talent : how to source and manage outside experts /
Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2016.
viii, 220p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781625277633.
658.46 YOU 144893
Agile Talent delivers the new road map for managing
external, expert talent showing how to assess, choose,
attract, develop, and support these new kinds of talent.
Authored by two veterans in talent, leadership, and
strategic HR who teach and consult widely around the
world, the book reveals how companies such as Apple,
Uber, Airbnb, Google, IBM, and Bain Capital organize and
manage new forms of talent in new ways. Supported by
survey data and packed with tools and templates for
applying these ideas, this book is the ultimate guide for
winning the next war for talent.
** Personal Management , Consultants, Human capital-
Management, Contracting out
20 Verganti, Roberto
Design-Driven innovation : changing the rules of
competition by radically innovating what things mean /
Roberto Verganti.-- Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009.
xv, 272p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781422124826.
658.514 VER 144895
With fascinating examples from leading European and
American companies, Roberto Verganti shows that for truly
breakthrough products and services, we must look beyond
customers and users to those he calls -interpreters- -
the experts who deeply understand and shape the markets
they work in.
** Technological innovations, Industrial management.