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International Business Law and the Legal Environment: A Transactional Approach

by Larry A. DiMatteo

The fourth edition of International Business Law and the Legal Environment: A Transactional Approach gives business and law students a clear understanding of the legal principles that govern international business. This book goes beyond compliance by emphasizing how to use the law to create value and competitive advantage. DiMatteo’s transactional approach walks students through key business transactions—from import and export, contracts, and finance to countertrade, dispute resolution, licensing, and more—giving them both context and providing real-world applications. More concise than previous editions, this new edition also features: • Added coverage of new technologies, such as smart contracts, digital platforms, and blockchain technology • Discussion of businesses and sustainability, climate change, and creating a circular economy • Greater focus on UNIDROIT Principles and a review of INCOTERMS 2020 • Expansion of common carrier coverage to include CMI trucking and CMR railway conventions • International perspective and use of a variety of national and international law materials • Great coverage of EU substantive law Upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of business law and international business will appreciate DiMatteo’s lucid writing style, and professionals will find this book to be a comprehensive resource. Online resources include an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, test bank, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.

Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Agrarian Transformation and Development (Routledge Iss Studies In Rural Livelihoods Ser. #2)

by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi Cristóbal Kay

In 2007, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population lived in cities. However, on a global scale, poverty overwhelmingly retains a rural face. This book assembles an unparalleled group of internationally-eminent scholars in the field of rural development and social change in order to explore historical and contemporary processes of agrarian change and transformation and their consequent impact upon the livelihoods, poverty and well-being of those who live in the countryside. The book provides a critical analysis of the extent to which rural development trajectories have in the past and are now promoting a change in rural production processes, the accumulation of rural resources, and shifts in rural politics, and the implications of such trajectories for peasant livelihoods and rural workers in an era of globalization. Peasants and Globalization thus explores continuity and change in the debate on the ‘agrarian question’, from its early formulation in the late 19th century to the continuing relevance it has in our times, including chapters from Terence Byres, Amiya Bagchi, Ellen Wood, Farshad Araghi, Henry Bernstein, Saturnino M Borras, Ray Kiely, Michael Watts and Philip McMichael. Collectively, the contributors argue that neoliberal social and economic policies have, in deepening the market imperative governing the contemporary world food system, not only failed to tackle to underlying causes of rural poverty but have indeed deepened the agrarian crisis currently confronting the livelihoods of peasant farmers and rural workers. This crisis does not go unchallenged, as rural social movements have emerged, for the first time, on a transnational scale. Confronting development policies that are unable to reduce, let alone eliminate, rural poverty, transnational rural social movements are attempting to construct a more just future for the world’s farmers and rural workers.

Inside Drucker's Brain

by Jeffrey A. Krames

Soccer moms drive Priuses. Sport utility vehicles are going hybrid. Families are using hemp shopping bags. More and more companies are developing "green" buildings. What's more, the business consultants say going green is easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling with the small stuff while the planet burns. Why? Because implementing sustainability is brutally difficult. In this witty and contrarian audiobook, Auden Schendler, a sustainable business foot soldier with fifteen year's worth of experience, gives us a peek under the hood of the green movement. The consultants, he argues, are clueless. Fluorescent bulbs might be better for our atmosphere, but what do you say to the boutique hotel owner who thinks they detract from his? And how do you convince a chain-smoking karate expert mechanic to put biodiesel in his vehicles?Scientists tell us we have to cut CO2 emissions 80 percent by mid-century. That's going to take more than a recycling program. We'll only solve our problems if we're realistic about the challenge of climate change. In this eye-opening inspiring audio book, Schendler illuminates the path. This recording features a new introduction wriiten and read by the author. Also, a new Afterword based on an article written by the author for Orion Magazine has been added to this recording.

World Changers

by John A. Byrne

They are the descendents of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, visionaries who have built exceptional enterprises from the bottom up. Great entrepreneurs mix creativity and imagination with managerial know-how and financial acumen to change the way people live and work. John A. Byrne has interviewed 25 amazing individuals who have changed the face of business. From Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Howard Schultz of Starbucks, among many others, Byrne explores the lessons they've learned, the challenges they've tackled and the most valuable advice they can offer.

Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses: Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)

by Joseph A. Kuzilwa Fold Niels Henningsen Arne Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book examines different contract arrangements for selected crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative approaches in order to examine how contract farming affects smallholders and value chain dynamics in Tanzania. Major themes covered in the book include: contract farming policy; contract farming and value chain dynamics; contract farming adoption decisions; contract farming and income diversification. The authors also discuss alternative aspects of contract farming such as trust, conspiracy, empowerment and corporate social responsibility. The book presents original research from case studies conducted in Tanzania on sugarcane, tobacco, sunflower and cotton. These crops have a history of trials and errors with contract farming involving smallholders. Furthermore, they are targeted in national strategies as some of the main crops for establishment and upgrading of agro-industrial activities in Tanzania.

The Supreme Court’s New Workplace: Procedural Rulings and Substantive Worker Rights in the United States

by Joseph A. Seiner

The US Supreme Court has systematically eroded the rights of minority workers through subtle changes in procedural law. This accessible book identifies and describes how the Supreme Court's new procedural requirements create legal obstacles for civil-rights litigants, thereby undermining their substantive rights. Seiner takes the next step of providing a framework that practitioners can use to navigate these murky waters, allowing workers a better chance of prevailing with their claims. Seiner clearly illustrates how to effectively use his framework, applying the proposed model to one emerging sector - the on-demand industry. Many minority workers now face pervasive discrimination in an uncertain legal environment. This book will serve as a roadmap for successful workplace litigation and a valuable resource for civil-rights research. It will also spark a debate among scholars, lawyers, and others in the legal community over the use of procedure to alter substantive worker rights.

Ideas, Interests and Foreign Aid

by A. Maurits van der Veen

Why do countries give foreign aid? Although many countries have official development assistance programs, this book argues that no two of them see the purpose of these programmes in the same way. Moreover, the way countries frame that purpose has shaped aid policy choices past and present. The author examines how Belgium long gave aid out of a sense of obligation to its former colonies, The Netherlands was more interested in pursuing international influence, Italy has focused on the reputational payoffs of aid flows and Norwegian aid has had strong humanitarian motivations since the beginning. But at no time has a single frame shaped any one country's aid policy exclusively. Instead, analysing half a century of legislative debates on aid in these four countries, this book presents a unique picture both of cross-national and over time patterns in the salience of different aid frames and of varying aid programmes that resulted.

Accelerants

by Michael A. Boylan

"Many sales processes don’t work anymore--period. But companies don’t know exactly what’s not working, or why, or what needs fixing. What’s worse, many companies are in denial that their processes are broken and will not support what they need to do going forward. ” Today it's tougher than ever for sales, marketing, and business development organizations to keep improving their revenue and profits. Potential clients want to see salespeople less and less, real decision makers hide behind skilled gatekeepers, and even when you actually reach them, they have impossibly short attention spans. Sales and closing cycles get longer, margins get thinner, and customers keep raising the bar - demanding more value, cheaper prices, and better service. Michael Boylan's Accelerants offers a powerful solution to these impediments to growth. Giving business leaders the tools to diagnose what is hindering revenue growth, Boylan first identifies twelve constraints that apply consistent downward pressure on companies, making them less efficient, effective, and profitable. He then prescribes the Accelerant Principles-twelve field-proven tools Boylan has perfected over twenty years that can help any organization overcome, minimize, or dissolve the constraints to business growth. Together, the Accelerant principles offer a cohesive framework that can help any business: target new revenue opportunities more effectively connect with the real decision makers faster craft more persuasive value propositions deliver better pitches, in less time weed out prospects who are "just kicking the tires" shorten closing cycles by up to 25 percent You’ll read how a magazine start-up used the Accelerant Principles to create such a compelling value proposition that advertisers were competing with each other to participate. And how a large multinational technology firm employed these techniques to meet with top executives from day one and close unprecedented deals faster than they thought possible. With ideas that are relevant, timely, and applicable, Accelerants provides a program that will foster empowerment, cohesion, and clarity of purpose within any sales, marketing, or business development organization. .

Thrusters and Sleepers: A Study of Attitudes in Industrial Management (Routledge Library Editions: Management #53)

by A PEP Report

First published in 1965. This book is of compelling interest to all concerned with the good management of industry. This report examines the attitudes of managers towards the problems that confront them. The attitude of managers can be divided in to two broad categories, described in the report as 'thrusting' and 'sleeping'. The research conducted in this report shows that the managements of 'thrusting' firms are characterized, first, by a determination to expand, secondly by a precise knowledge of the environment in which they operate and, thirdly, by the systematic use of techniques which enable them to make rational decisions. In order to find possible ways in which more firms might achieve a similar 'self-awareness' PEP staff had discussions with nearly 100 businessmen, senior civil servants, scientists and educationalists. As a result of these investigations PEP has formulated some suggestions as to how the gap between thrusters and sleepers might be narrowed to the benefit of the whole economy.

Accounting for Risk, Hedging and Complex Contracts

by A. Rashad Abdel-Khalik

With the exponential growth in financial derivatives, accounting standards setters have had to keep pace and devise new ways of accounting for transactions involving these instruments, especially hedging activities. Accounting for Risk, Hedging and Complex Contracts addresses the essential elements of these developments, exploring accounting as related to today's most relevant topics - risk, hedging, insurance, reinsurance, and more. The book begins by providing a basic foundation by discussing the concepts of risk, risk types and measurement, and risk management. It then introduces readers to the nature and valuation of free standing options, swaps, forward and futures as well as of embedded derivatives. Discussion and illustrations of the cash flow hedge and fair value hedge accounting treatments are offered in both single currency and multiple currency environments, including hedging net investment in foreign operations. The final chapter is devoted to the disclosure of financial instruments and hedging activities. The combination of these topics makes the book a must-have resource and reference in the field. With discussions of the basic tools and instruments, examinations of the related accounting, and case studies to help students apply their knowledge, this book is an essential, self-contained source for upper-level undergraduate and masters accounting students looking develop an understanding of accounting for today’s financial realities.

Quantitative Investment Analysis

by Richard A. David E. Dennis W. Jerald E. Defusco Mcleavey Pinto Runkle Anson Mark J.

In the Second Edition of Quantitative Investment Analysis, financial experts Richard DeFusco, Dennis McLeavey, Jerald Pinto, and David Runkle outline the tools and techniques needed to understand and apply quantitative methods to today's investment process. Now, in Quantitative Investment Analysis Workbook, Second Edition, they offer you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will further enhance your understanding of this discipline. This essential study guide--which parallels the main book chapter by chapter--contains challenging problems and a complete set of solutions as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary overviews. If you're looking to successfully navigate today's dynamic investment environment, the lessons found within these pages can show you how. Topics reviewed include: The time value of money Discounted cash flow Probability distributions Sampling and estimation Hypothesis testing Multiple regression Time-series analysis And much more

Quantitative Investment Analysis, Workbook

by Richard A. David E. Dennis W. Jerald E. Defusco Mcleavey Pinto Runkle Anson Mark J.

In Quantitative Investment Analysis Workbook, Second Edition, financial experts Richard DeFusco, Dennis McLeavey, Jerald Pinto, and David Runkle offer you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will further enhance your understanding of this discipline. This essential study guide-which parallels the main book chapter by chapter-contains challenging problems and a complete set of solutions as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary overviews.

The ETF Book

by Richard A. Ferri

Written by veteran financial professional and experienced author Richard Ferri, The ETF Book gives you a broad and deep understanding of this important investment vehicle and provides you with the tools needed to successfully integrate exchange-traded funds into any portfolio. Each chapter of The ETF Book offers concise coverage of various issues and is filled with in-depth insights on different types of ETFs as well as practical advice on how to select and manage them.

The Grand Energy Transition

by Robert A. Hefner III

A groundbreaking book on solving our growing energy problems In this visionary book, leading energy industry executive Robert Hefner puts forth a convincing case about how the world can move beyond its current dependence on oil and toward a new era of clean, renewable energy. Written with the knowledge and authority of a major player in this industry, Hefner relates how misguided government policies and vested industry interests have contributed to our current energy problems and proposes a variety of measures that could encourage the use of natural gas, solar, wind, and hydrogen. Convincingly makes the case that natural gas is the essential bridge fuel to a new era of clean, renewable energy sources Details how natural gas can help break our oil and coal dependency Offers a sweeping, historic picture of the world energy situation Presents a compelling and provocative case that natural gas is key to our short-term energy problems A well-written and engaging book that mixes personal anecdotes and experiences with insightful analysis, The Grand Energy Transition is a powerful argument about how we can best solve our toughest energy problems.

Akron Beer: A History of Brewing in the Rubber City

by Robert A. Fred Karm

Once known as the Rubber Capital of the World, Akron can also justifiably style itself a beer mecca. More than a century ago, brewers like Renner, Burkhardt and others vied for local supremacy. Although these forerunners disappeared, a beer renaissance blossomed in recent years, with today's craft purveyors serving up some of the nation's finest brews. Several of Thirsty Dog Brewery's beers have won awards, and Hoppin' Frog consistently ranks as one of the top one hundred breweries in the world. Rob Musson presents a chronological look at Akron beer from its origins along the Ohio & Erie Canal in 1845 to the present day, featuring one hundred vintage and contemporary images.

Micro Markets Workbook

by Robert A. Schwartz Michael G. Carew Tatiana Maksimenko

A companion Workbook to the text Micro Markets Understanding how microeconomics affects the marketplace is essential for any investment professional, however most books simply address microeconomics in its pure theory-based form. Micro Markets helped bridge the gap between theory and practice by defining microeconomics in terms of real-world, market applications. Now, the Micro Markets Workbook offers you a chance to review the information found in the actual book and solidify your understanding of this discipline. In this study guide, microeconomic concepts are fully reviewed, along with how all of its relevant theory is applicable to today's markets. Helps you learn to perform dynamic microeconomic analysis in practice Tests your knowledge of the information addressed in Micro Markets, before you put it to work in real world situations Provides solutions to each chapter of the main book's practice problems If you want to gain a firm understanding of the information outlined in Micro Markets, the lessons within this Workbook can help you achieve this goal.

Social Media Marketing: Latest Tips and Trends, Give your brand a boost and grow your business on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Pinterest and more

by Ryan A McGrath

Did you know that as of November 2018 there are 3 billion people around the world who use social media every month which translates to more than 34% penetration? Did you also know that there are 1 million new active mobile users added every day? In 2018, about 61% of small businesses invest.

Mastering Corporate Finance Essentials

by Stuart A. Mccrary

An essential guide to corporate finance Understanding corporate finance is a necessity for financial practitioners who struggle every day to find the right balance between maximizing corporate value and reducing a firm's financial risk. Divided into two comprehensive parts, Mastering Corporate Finance Essentials presents the material by example, using an extended scenario involving a new business formation. In Part One, present and future value mathematics are introduced followed by a number of applications using the tools. In Part Two, statistics as applied to finance are examined, with detailed discussions of standard deviations, correlations, and how they impact diversification. Through theory and real-world examples this book provides a solid grounding in corporate finance Other titles by Stuart McCrary include: Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials, How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund, and Hedge Fund Course Covers the essential elements of this field, from traditional capital budgeting concepts and methods of valuing investment projects under uncertainty to the importance of "real-options" in the decision-making process This reliable resource offers a hands-on approach to corporate finance that will allow you to gain a solid understanding of this discipline.

Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials

by Stuart A. Mccrary

An indispensable hands-on guide to financial accounting In light of recent accounting scandals, it is critical that all financial practitioners understand and play by the rules of the accounting field. Starting from the assumption that the reader is not familiar with any accounting jargon, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials presents material in a way that explains the key features of modern accounting step by step and helps you develop an intuitive understanding of accounting. Each chapter presents important accounting concepts, from inventory valuation methods and the timing of erosion of productive assets to how internal managers calculate ratios and trends to evaluate business efficiency. For those who need to understand the language and law of this discipline in order to communicate effectively with accountants and clients, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials will be an indispensable guide.

Sell Yourself First

by Thomas A. Freese

Today more than ever, the biggest thing that separates you from your competitors is you. According to Thomas A. Freese, whose Question-Based Selling system has been adopted and implemented by thousands of salespeople in companies all over the world, YOU are the biggest differentiator between you and your competitors. Given the current business climate, sellers should no longer count on their product or service to sell itself because their toughest competitors are out there with similar products they claim are better. Instead, it's more likely that in closely contested sales, the decision will come down to whichever salesperson offers the best service, is the most responsive, or displays any number of other highly intangible attributes, such as credibility, expertise, helpfulness, and integrity. The challenge for sellers is to convey these qualities in a way that promises value to customers. Freese explains how to maximize a value proposition and ultimately win more sales through strategies that include: ? managing conversational dynamics ? influencing the customer's buying criteria ? justifying costs ? creating curiosity about your product .

Conquistadores de la Calle: Child Street Labor In Guatemala City

by Thomas A. Offit

The first comprehensive, book-length study of its kind, Conquistadores de la Calle presents the findings of nearly two years of ethnographic research on the streets of Guatemala City, toppling conventional wisdom that the region's youth workers are solely victims, or that their labor situations are entirely the result of poverty and family breakdown. Documenting the voices and experiences of the city's working children, this fascinating study reveals counterintuitive motivations for those who choose to abandon schooling in favor of participating more fully in their families' economies. The processes of developing skills and planning for their social and economic futures are covered in depth, presenting evidence that many members of this population operate well above survival level and are decidedly not marginalized or members of an underclass. Conquistadores de la Calle also makes important distinctions between these young workers-a generation of Maya and Ladino boys and girls-and the homeless children or gang youth who have been so much more widely studied. Contextualizing a variety of data, ranging from detailed ethnographic portraits of the children's lives and the monthly income of children engaged in common street vocations (such as shining shoes or serving as porters) to educational histories and socialization activities, Thomas Offit has produced a rich trove of findings in a significant segment of urban economics that is tremendously important for anthropologists, Latin Americanists, and those interested in the lives and labors of children in the cities of the developing world.

Starting Up in Business Networks

by Lise Aaboen Antonella La Rocca Frida Lind Andrea Perna Tommy Shih

This book offers a novel perspective on starting-up new business ventures through examining the process by which they become part of the existing business environment. The book highlights the importance of inter-organizational business relationships. Asserting that new ventures need to interact and connect with customers and suppliers, alongside policy actors and universities, Starting up in Business Networks demonstrates how beginning a new venture demands initiating and developing business relationships. Noting a lack of prior research into the process by which start-ups embed into an existing business network, this book presents examples from countries such as Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and China to analyse the emergence and evolution of start-up business networks.

Handbook of Deep Trade Agreements

by Aaditya Mattoo, Nadia Rocha, and Michele Ruta

Deep trade agreements (DTAs) cover not just trade but additional policy areas, such as international flows of investment and labor and the protection of intellectual property rights and the environment. Their goal is integration beyond trade or deep integration. These agreements matter for economic development. Their rules influence how countries (and hence, the people and firms that live and operate within them) transact, invest, work, and ultimately, develop. Trade and investment regimes determine the extent of economic integration, competition rules affect economic efficiency, intellectual property rights matter for innovation, and environmental and labor rules contribute to environmental and social outcomes. This Handbook provides the tools and data needed to analyze these new dimensions of integration and to assess the content and consequences of DTAs. The Handbook and the accompanying database are the result of collaboration between experts in different policy areas from academia and other international organizations, including the International Trade Centre (ITC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and World Trade Organization (WTO).

Digital Business Models: Driving Transformation and Innovation

by Annabeth Aagaard

This innovative edited collection explores digital business models (DBMs) in theory and practice to contribute to knowledge of how companies, organizations and networks can design, implement and apply DBMs. It views DBMs in a range of contexts and forms, which can be integrated in a number of ways, and aims to inspire and enable academics, students and practitioners to seize the opportunities posed by digital business models, technologies and platforms. One of the first and comprehensive contributions to the field of DBMs and digital business model innovations (DBMI), the authors discuss the opportunities, challenges, technologies, implementation and value creation, customer and data protection processes of DBMs in different contexts.

Aaker on Branding: 20 Principles That Drive Success

by David Aaker

Aaker on Branding provides the principles of branding you need to know to create and manage strong brands. The concepts are culled from the articles, six branding books, and other writings of David Aaker and have been proven to help hundreds of firms develop branding programs. With five sections, it provides a story arc about creating a strong brand that involves understanding that brands are assets, creating a compelling brand vision, bringing the brand to life in the marketplace, maintaining its relevance over time, and managing the brand team to create clarity, synergy, and leverage. The book provides a vehicle for a marketing professional to learn or review the issues, problems, and solutions of branding in a compact form.

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