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The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us
Fisman, Raymond, author
New York : PublicAffairs, 
" What is a market? To most people it is a shopping center or an abstract space in which stock prices vary minutely. In reality, a market is something much more fundamental to being human, and it affects not just the price of tomatoes but the boundaries of everything we value. Reading the newspapers these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that markets are getting ever more efficient-and better. But as Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue in this insightful book, that view is far from complete. For one thing, efficiency isn't always a good thing-illegal markets are very often more efficient than legal ones, because they are free of concern for laws and human rights. But even more importantly, the chatter about efficiency has obscured a much broader conversation about what kind of economic exchange we actually want. Every regulation, every sticker price, and every sale is part of an ever-changing ecosystem-one that affects us as much as we affect it. By tracing 50 years of economic thought on this subject, Fisman and Sullivan show how markets have evolved-and how we can keep making them better. This leads to fascinating and surprising insights, such as: Why your $10,000 used car is likely to sell for $2,000 or less; Why you should think twice before buying batteries on Amazon; and Why it's essential that healthy people buy medical insurance. In the end, The Inner Lives of Markets argues for a new way of thinking about how you spend your money-it shows that every transaction you make is part of a grand social experiment. We are all guinea pigs running through a lab maze, and the sooner we realize it, the more effectively we can navigate the path we want"--
Baker Berry HB171 .F545 2016
Migration and mobility in the early Roman Empire
edited by Luuk de Ligt, Laurens E. Tacoma
Leiden : Brill, 
Approaching migration in the early Roman Empire / Luuk de Ligt and Laurens E. Tacoma -- The impact of migration on the demographic profile of the City of Rome : a reassessment / Elio Lo Cascio -- Seasonal labour and rural-urban migration in Roman Italy / Paul Erdkamp -- Food distributions and immigration in Imperial Rome / Seth G. Bernard -- Migration in early-Imperial Italy : Herculaneum and Rome compared / Peter Garnsey and Luuk de Ligt -- Labour mobility in the Roman world : a case study of mines in Iberia / Claire Holleran -- State-organised mobility in the Roman Empire : legionaries and auxiliaries / Saskia T. Roselaaar -- Peasants into soldiers : recruitment and military mobility in the early Roman Empire / Tatiana Ivleva -- Tracing familial mobility : female and child migrants in the Roman West / Christer Bruun -- Isotopes and mobility in the ancient Roman world / Tracy L. Prowse -- Revisiting urban graveyard theory : migrant flows in Hellenistic and Roman Athens / Saskia Hin -- Migration in Roman Egypt : problems and possibilities / Colin Adams -- Migrant women in P. Oxy. and the port cities of Roman Egypt : tracing women's travel behaviour in papyrological sources / Lien Foubert -- Human mobility in the Roman Near East : patterns and motives / Andrea Zerbini -- Moving epigrams : migration and mobility in the Greek East / Laurens E. Tacoma and Rolf A. Tybout -- Dead men walking : the repatriation of mortal remains / Rolf A. Tybout -- Movers and stayers / Greg Woolf.
"Until recently migration did not occupy a prominent place on the agenda of students of Roman history. Various types of movement in the Roman world were studied, but not under the heading of migration and mobility. Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire starts from the assumption that state-organised, forced and voluntary mobility and migration were intertwined and should be studied together. The papers assembled in the book tap into the remarkably large reservoir of archaeological and textual sources concerning various types of movement during the Roman Principate. The most important themes covered are rural-urban migration, labour mobility, relationships between forced and voluntary mobility, state-organised movements of military units, and familial and female mobility. Contributors are: Colin Adams, Seth Bernard, Christer Bruun, Luuk de Ligt, Paul Erdkamp, Lien Foubert, Peter Garnsey, Saskia Hin, Claire Holleran, Tatiana Ivleva, Elio Lo Cascio, Tracy Prowse, Saskia Roselaar, Laurens E. Tacoma, Rolf Tybout, Greg Woolf, and Andrea Zerbini"--
Baker Berry HB2059 .M537 2016
Saving the market from itself : the politics of financial intervention
Mitchell, Christopher (Political scientist), author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction -- A theory of responses to financial crises -- Germany and the 2007-2009 crisis -- The United Kingdom and the 2007-2009 crisis -- The United States -- Conclusion.
The 2007?9 financial crisis threatened economic disaster on a scale not seen since the Great Depression, but rapid state action prevented the widely feared devastation. The German response was considerably more generous to banks than the American or British bailouts. Drawing on interviews and primary sources in government, private firms, and media, Mitchell explains how the structure of national financial systems and interbank relationships produced extensive private rescues and pressure on different states. Mitchell explores the different responses and results in Germany, the UK and the US using a combination of detailed case study analyses of the three countries' responses to the crisis and a quantitative analysis of patterns of state responses to financial crises. This book will be essential reading for scholars and advanced students of political economy, comparative politics, economic sociology, economics, and public policy.
Baker Berry HB3722 .M58 2016
Economizing mind, 1870-2015 : when economics and psychology met ... or didn't
edited by Marina Bianchi and Neil De Marchi
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016
Introduction / Marina Bianchi and Neil De Marchi -- Letts calculate: moral accounting in the Victorian period / Harro Maas -- War of the ghosts: Marshall, Veblen, and Bartlett / Simon J. Cook and Titiana Foresti -- Economics and psychology: why the great divide? / Craufurd D. Goodwin -- Bahaviorism and control in the history of economics and plychology / José Edwards -- Implementation rationality: the nexus of psychology and economics at the RAND Logistics Systems Laboratory, 1956-1966 / Judy L. Klein -- Psychology fails to trump the multiyear, structural development plan: Albert Hirschman's largely frustrated efforts to place the "Ability to make and carry out development decisions" at the Center of Development Economics of the late 1950s and the 1960s / Neil De Marchi -- Measuring the economizing mind in the 1940s and the 1950s: the Mosteller0-Nogee and Davidson-Suppes_siegel experiments to measure the utility of money / Ivan Moscati -- The Sidney Siegel tradition: the divergence of behavioral and experimental economics and the end of the 1980s / Angrej Svorenčík -- The economics of motivations: Tibor Scitovsky and Daniel Berlyne / Marina Bianchi -- Theoretical behaviorism: economic theory and choic / John Staddon.
Economists and psychologists share an interest in explaining how people make the choices that they do. However, economists have tended to stress individual rationality, shaped by economic motives and expressed in formal logical or mathematical models, while psychologists have preferred to identify influences through experimentation. In recent decades, behavioral economics has bridged the two fields and challenged the traditional economic assumption that individuals choose rationally. The essays collected here provide a longer view and reflect on episodic contact between psychology and economics beginning in the late nineteenth century. They help explain why meaningful, sustained joint inquiry eluded both disciplines for so long and usefully complement the recent inclination of researchers in each field to find inadequacy in the other.
Baker Berry HB74.P8 E28 2016
Big bosses : a working girl's memoir of Jazz Age America
Altemus, Althea McDowell, 1885-1965, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Foreword / Joel M. Hoffman -- Big bosses. Wealth ; Chicago ; Pierre Duval ; Sleuths ; Phylander & Company ; Country ; New York ; S.W. Strauss & Company ; Pigeonblood ruby ; Fred F. French & Company ; Miami ; Biscayne Bay -- Afterword: Chronicling the clerical life of Althea Altemus / Robin F. Bachin.
Baker Berry HC102.5.A2 A58 2016
Globalizing India : how global rules and markets are shaping India's rise to power
Sinha, Aseema, 1966- author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
How global markets and rules are shaping India's rise to power -- A theory of causal mechanisms and global design-in-motion -- Trade, statecraft, and changing state capacity in India -- Realigning interests towards global reach: changes in India's pharmaceutical sector -- Mobilizing new interests and tying the State's hands: decline and revival in the textile sector -- Interests in motion: private sector change in India's textile sector -- Mechanisms of change within global markets.
"This book charts the emergence of India onto the global economic stage. In the 1990s, Indian policymakers, politicians, and private sector actors were wary of the global world. By 2015 trade constituted half of India's GDP and India had become an integral part of the world order. Indian policymakers negotiate strongly at the global level and Indian companies have moved into new markets and formed new global alliances. Yet, India's economic rise at the global level was not inevitable. The process by which India is transforming is the focus of this book. I explore the economic rise of India through the actions of domestic state and private actors, who have changed what they want and how they mobilize in a very short span of time. Underlying this global emergence is a quieter revolution represented by changing trade capacities and private sector reform and transformation. The transformations described in this book have gone deep, creating Indian consent and appetite for globalization. Scholars and analysts have to document this changed reality even if they are ambivalent about the effects of India's ongoing reform trajectory, as I am"--
Baker Berry HC435.3 .S576 2016
Unlikely partners : Chinese reformers, Western economists, and the making of global China
Gewirtz, Julian B., 1989- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
Introduction: River crossings -- The great helmsman departs -- Pushing off from shore -- A swifter vessel -- Navigating the crosscurrents -- Through treacherous waters -- Days on the river -- In the wake -- A tempestuous season -- The narrows of the river -- At the delta -- Conclusion: Arrivals and departures.
How did China emerge from isolation and poverty under Mao Zedong to become the economic powerhouse shaping the 21st century? Soon after Mao died in 1976, China's leaders invited many of the leading foreign economists to come to China and sought their input on economic policy. This book demonstrates the constantly negotiated receptivity of Chinese policymakers who reached out to foreign economists and interpreted their ideas as they sought to incorporate market elements into their country's socialist economy. Working together, interacting in complex dynamics of influence and adaptation, they changed China.--
Baker Berry HC427.92 .G478 2017
Efficiency, finance, and varieties of industrial policy : guiding resources, learning, and technology for sustained growth
Akbar Noman and Joseph E. Stiglitz, editors
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Baker Berry HC79.E5 E3324 2017
Desert kingdoms to global powers : the rise of the Arab Gulf
Miller, Rory, 1971- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Introduction : paradise found -- Over a barrel -- Neighbourhood watch -- Tax americana -- Thy brother's keeper -- Bloc party -- Sheikh down -- Self-defence -- Oil change -- Divided we stand -- The hub -- Conclusion : (in) capacitated.
Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs--the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas. In this book, Rory Miller, an expert in Gulf politics and international affairs, provides an accessible account of the achievements of these countries since the 1973 global oil crisis. He also investigates how the shrewd Arab Gulf rulers who have overcome crisis after crisis meet the external and internal challenges of the onrushing future.The Arab Gulf region has become an East-West hub for travel, tourism, sport, culture, trade, and finance. But can the autocratic regimes maintain stability at home and influence abroad as they deal with the demands of social and democratic reform? Miller considers an array of factors--Islamism, terrorism, the Arab Spring, volatile oil prices, global power dynamics, and others--to assess the future possibilities,
Baker Berry HC415.3 .M55 2016
Luxury in global perspective : objects and practices, 1600-2000
edited by Bernd-Stefan Grewe, Karin Hofmeester
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
1. Precious things in motion: luxury and the circulation of jewels in Mughal India / Kim Siebenhuner -- 2. Diamonds as a global luxury commodity / Karin Hofmeester -- 3. Gold in twentieth-century India -- a luxury? / Bernd-Stefan Grewe -- 4. Chinese porcelain local and global context: the imperial connection / Anne Gerritsen -- 5. Luxury or commodity? The success of Indian cotton cloth in the first global age / Giorgio Riello -- 6. The gendered luxury of wax prints in South Ghana: a local luxury good with global roots / Silvia Ruschak -- 7. From Venice to East Africa: history, uses and meanings of glass beads / Karin Pallaver -- 8. Imports and autarky: tortoiseshell in early modern Japan / Martha Chaiklin -- 9. Tickling and klicking the ivories -- the metamorphosis of a global commodity in the nineteenth century / Jonas Kranzer -- 10. The conservation of luxury: safari hunting and the consumption of wildlife in twentieth-century East Africa / Bernhard Gissibl -- 11. Luxury as a global phenomenon: concluding remarks / Bernd-Stefan Grewe and Karin Hofmeester.
"Global history is predicated on connections and exchange: how connections between far-flung people, places, and objects are forged through a variety of exchanges. As world history has matured as a field, its practitioners have found the movement of commodities between peoples, places, and time a fruitful vehicle for research and teaching. Studies of 'bulk' items like salt, spices, coffee, and other globally-traded commodities abound, but few scholars have examined the role of luxury goods from a global perspective. This anthology charts the many different contexts in which luxury objects have been used across the globe, ranging from the social practices linked to these objects to their production, exchange, and consumption, as well as how these practices varied over time and space and how different societies attributed diverse meanings to the same objects. Using luxury goods as a conduit, Luxury in Global Perspective enriches our understanding of global history"--
Baker Berry HC52 .L89 2016
Más allá de la crisis : el reclamo del desarrollo
Rolando Cordera (coordinador general) ; Jorge Eduardo Navarrete, Enrique Provencio, Norma Samaniego (coordinadores)
México, D.F. : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2015
Baker Berry HC135 .M297 2015
La crisis en Estados Unidos y México : la dificultad de su salida
Huerta González, Arturo, author
México, D.F. : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Economía y Dirección General de Publicaciones y Fomento Editorial, 2010, ©2010
Baker Berry HC135 .H845 2010
Ronald Balza Guanipa, coordinador
Caracas : Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 2015-
T. 1. Instituciones y organizaciones -- T. 2. Población y ambiente.
Baker Berry HC238.G8 G83 2015
España estancada : por qué somos poco eficientes
Sebastián, Carlos, author
Barcelona : Galaxia Gutenberg, febrero 2016
Baker Berry HC385.5 .S43 2016
The start-up J curve : the six steps to entrepreneurial success
Love, Howard, author
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, 
The Value of a Map -- Create: Temper Dreams with Ideas, Money, Structure, and Teams -- Release: Get the Damn Thing Out There -- Morph: Embrace Radical Change -- Business Model: Nail It before You Scale It -- Scale: Go Big with People, Process, and Money -- Harvest: The Joy of Puffball Decisions -- Raising Dollars for Start-Ups: A Phase-by-Phase Guide -- Failure: Make It Your Friend -- The Personal Side of the Start-Up Life -- Leveraging the J Curve in Large Organizations -- Moving Forward.
"Entrepreneurs who have read early drafts of The Start-Up J Curve responded, "I wish I had this book years ago." A start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern; the more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Author Howard Love calls this pattern the J Curve: The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start and when the product and model are firmly established.The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond. Love brings thirty-five years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top."--Front flap of dust jacket.
Feldberg HD62.5 .L678 2016
ReOrg : how to get it right
Heidari-Robinson, Stephen, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 
Part 1. Why reorgs are so difficult: The data: what works and what doesn't -- Communicating to stakeholders: the rules of engagement -- Part 2. A better way: the 5 step process: Step 1: Construct the reorg's profit and loss -- Step 2: Understand current weakness and strengths -- Step 3: Choose from multiple options -- Step 4: Get the plumbing and wiring right -- Step 5: Launch, learn and course correct -- Putting it all together -- Appendices: Appendix 1: Cost-driven reorgs -- Appendix 2: M&A-driven reorgs -- Appendix 3: The legal context of reorgs in the European Union -- Appendix 4: Tools, templates and checklists for managing your reorg.
Most executives will lead or be a part of a reorganization (a "reorg"). And for good reason--reorgs are one of the best ways for companies to unlock latent value, especially in a changing business environment. But everyone hates them. Perhaps no other management practice creates more anxiety and fear among employees or does more to distract them from their day-to-day jobs. As a result, reorgs can be incredibly expensive in terms of senior management time and attention, and most of them fail on multiple dimensions. It's no wonder that companies treat a reorg as a mysterious process and outsource it to people who don't understand the business. But it doesn't have to be that way. Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, former leaders of McKinsey's Organization practice, present a practical guide for successfully planning and implementing a reorg--demystifying and accelerating the process at the same time. Based on their twenty-five years of combined experience doing reorgs and on McKinsey research with over 2,500 executives involved in them, the authors distill what they and their McKinsey colleagues have been practicing as an art into a science that executives can replicate in companies or business units large or small. Their approach isn't complex, nor is it bogged down by a lot of organizational theory: the five steps give executives a simple, logical process to follow, making it easier for everyone--both the leaders and the employees who ultimately determine the success or failure of a reorg--to commit themselves to and succeed in the new organization.--
Feldberg HD38.15 .H45 2016
Fascist pigs : technoscientific organisms and the history of fascism
Saraiva, Tiago, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 
Wheat: food battles, elite breeds, and Mussolini's fascist regime -- Wheat II: the integral nation, genetics, and Salazar's corporatist fascist state -- Potatoes: pests, plant breeding, and the growing of Hitler's Nazi state -- Pigs: the scientific bodenstandig community in Nazi Germany -- Coffee, rubber, and cotton: cash crops, forced labour, and fascist imperialism in Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Eastern Europe -- Sheep: fascist settlers and the colonization of Africa and Europe.
Baker Berry HD1531.5 .S27 2016
Agua e historia : experiencias regionales, siglos XIX-XXI
María Concepción Martínez Omaña, Lourdes Romero Navarrete (coordinadoras)
México, D.F. : Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luís Mora, 2015
Baker Berry HD1696.M6 A382 2015
A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy
Mokyr, Joel, author
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why did it continue, leading to today's unprecedented prosperity? In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific advances and pioneering inventions that would instigate explosive technological and economic development. Bringing together economics, the history of science and technology, and models of cultural evolution, Mokyr demonstrates that culture--the beliefs, values, and preferences in society that are capable of changing behavior--was a deciding factor in societal transformations.
Baker Berry HD75 .M65 2017
When wheat was king : the rise and fall of the Canada-UK wheat trade
Magnan, André, author
Toronto : UBC Press, 
Forging the Canadian-UK wheat trade : experimentation and crisis, 1870-1945 -- Regulating the wheat sector : consensus and contradiction, 1945-95 -- Reinventing industrial bread : wheat as food commodity and premium product, 1995- -- Transforming the wheat sector : conflicts over the CWB, GM wheat, and local bread, 1995-.
"Over a century, the Canadian prairies went from being the breadbasket of the world to a grain-growing region in a vast, global agri-food system. Magnan traces the causes and consequences of this evolution, from the first transatlantic shipments of wheat to the controversial dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board. When Wheat Was King reveals how farmers, governments, and consumers, over successive periods, responded to industrialization, international trade rules set by the US, the liberalization of global markets, and the consolidation of corporate power. The result is fascinating look at how regional, national, and international politics have influenced agriculture and food industries in Canada, the UK, and around the world."--
Baker Berry HD9049.W5 C263 2016
Economics of means-tested transfer programs in the United States
edited by Robert A. Moffitt
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Baker Berry HD7125 .E273 2016
The power of change : innovation for development and deployment of increasingly clean electric power technologies : a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Committee on Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy, Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, Board on Energy and Environmrntal Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 
Assessment of current technologies for and policies supporting increasingly clean electric power generation -- Supporting and strengthening the energy innovation process to expand the technological base for increasingly clean electric power -- The role of energy efficiency in increasingly clean electricity -- Addressing the unique challenges to the development and deployment of nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, and renewable fuel power technologies -- Modernizing the electric power system to support the development and deployment of increasingly clean technologies -- Policies supporting increasingly clean electric power technologies.
Baker Berry HD9502.5.C543 U628 2016
Les industries créatives
Vincent, Anne, author
Bruxelles: CRISP, Centre de recherche et d'information socio-politiques, 2012
Baker Berry HD9999.C9473 V563 2012
Honor among thieves : craftsmen, merchants, and associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt
Venticinque, Philip Frank, author
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 
Charters, transaction costs, and trust -- The business of trust -- Reputation management -- Reputation, rhetoric, and participation -- Associations in legal thought and practice -- Associations in Late Roman Egypt.
Philip F. Venticinque's new volume examines associations of craftsmen in the framework of ancient economics and transaction costs. Scholars have long viewed such associations primarily as social or religious groups that provided mutual support, proper burial, and sociability, and spaces where non-elite individuals could seek status supposedly denied them in their contemporary society. However, the analysis presented here concentrates on how craftsmen, merchants, and associations interacted with each other and with elite and non-elite constituencies; managed economic, political, social, and legal activities; represented their concerns to the authorities; and acquired and used social capital-a new and important view of these economic engines. "Honor Among Thieves" offers a study of associations from a social, economic, and legal point of view, and in the process examines how they helped their members overcome high transaction costs -the "costs of doing business" -through the development of social capital. He explores associations from the "bottom up," in order to see how their members create status and reputation outside of an elite framework. He thus explores how occupations regarded as thieves in elite ideology create their own systems of honor.
Baker Berry HD6454 .V46 2016
Postcolonialism, indigeneity and struggles for food sovereignty : alternative food networks in the subaltern spaces
edited by Marisa Wilson
New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Foreword : moving beyond alternatives to recognizing multiplicity and complexity in food justice movements / Melissa L. Caldwell -- Introduction : sovereign food spaces? : openings and closures / Marisa Wilson -- Rethinking "alternative" : Maori and food sovereignty in Aotearoa New Zealand / Carolyn Morris and Stephen FitzHerbert -- Indigenous foodways in the Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh : an alternative-additional food network / H.M. Ashraf Ali and Helen Vallianatos -- Justice for the salmon : indigenous ways of life as a critical resource in envisioning alternative futures / Sophia Woodman and Charles Menzies -- Food sovereignty, permaculture and the post-colonial politics of knowledge in El Salvador / Naomi Millner -- Possibilities for alternative peasant trajectories through gendered food practices in the Office du Niger / Nicolette Larder -- Local food, imported food, and the failures of community gardening initiatives in Nauru / Amy K. McLennan -- Cuban exceptionalism? : a genealogy of postcolonial food networks in the Caribbean / Marisa Wilson -- Afterword / Peter Jackson.
Baker Berry HD9000.5 .P64 2017
Patterns in circulation : cloth, gender, and materiality in West Africa
Sylvanus, Nina, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Introduction : patterns in circulation -- Fashioning the body : dressing the public self -- Archival prints : alternate histories of taste and circulation -- Branding cloth, branding nation : the Nana Benz and the materiality of power -- Flexible patterns : the Nanettes remake the market and cloth in China -- Dangerous copies : old value systems in a new economy -- Conclusion : Assigamé burning.
Baker Berry HD9868.T6 S95 2016
Smart collaboration : how professionals and their firms succeed by breaking down silos
Gardner, Heidi K., author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 
Introduction: Why collaborate? -- Collaboration helps the firm do business better -- Collaboration helps the firm recruit, retain, and grow the right people -- Collaboration and the solo specialist -- The seasoned collaborator -- Collaboration and the contributor -- Collaboration for ringmasters -- Collaboration: a look sideways -- Collaboration: yes, your clients care.
Many professional service firms today face a serious dilemma. Clients are demanding more sophisticated service for complex problems that can only be delivered by interdisciplinary teams of experts. No one consultant or lawyer--or even one functional group--can guide a client through today's challenges, which often span technological, regulatory, economic, and environmental issues on an increasingly global scale. The problem is, most firms have narrowly defined practice areas and partners with specialized expertise. These siloed experts are often "stars" who have built their reputations and client rosters independently, not by working with peers. What's more, most firms have grown so large and so fast that their members can't even know--let alone trust--their colleagues around the world. In Smart Collaboration, Heidi Gardner shows that a much more profitable--albeit difficult--path is to push the firm toward cross-partner collaboration. Gardner, a former McKinsey consultant and Harvard Business School professor, now a fellow at Harvard Law School, has spent over a decade conducting an in-depth study of more than a dozen global professional service firms. In a research tour de force, she brings together time sheet records, financial information, and personnel records--literally millions of data points--to uncover the effect of interdisciplinary teamwork in the professional services field. The result: conclusive proof that collaboration pays, both for employees and for their firms. Moving group by group through the ranks of a typical firm, she offers powerful prescriptions for how leaders can foster collaboration, move to higher-end and higher-margin work, increase client satisfaction, attract and retain top-caliber talent, and improve their bottom line.--
Feldberg HD62.65 .G37 2016
Competing against luck : the story of innovation and customer choice
Christensen, Clayton M., author
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Section I: An introduction to jobs theory -- Chapter 1: The milk shake dilemma -- Chapter 2: Progress, not products -- Chapter 3: Jobs in the wild -- Section 2: The hard work--and payoff--of applying jobs theory -- Chapter 4: Job hunting -- Chapter 5: How to hear what your customers don't say -- Chapter 6: Building your résumé -- Section 3: The jobs to be done organization -- Chapter 7: Integrating around a job -- Chapter 8: Keeping your eye on the job -- Chapter 9: The jobs-focused organization -- Chapter 10: Final observations about the theory of jobs.
Presents guidelines to help companies develop products and services customers will buy for premium prices, outlining a revolutionary approach based on a theory that companies are actually "hired" by their customers to perform specific jobs.
Feldberg HD53 .C487 2016
Design thinking for innovation : research and practice
Walter Brenner, Falk Uebernickel, editors
Cham : Springer Verlag, 2016
Introduction from the Editors. Design Thinking as Mindset, Process, and Toolbox / Walter Brenner, Falk Uebernickel, Thomas Abrell -- Contributions from Teaching and Research. Design Thinking and Corporate Entrepreneurship: An Integration and Avenues for Future Research / Thomas Abrell -- Measurement of Design Front End: Radical Innovation Approach / Pekka Berg, Jussi Pihlajamaa, Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Ade Mabogunje -- Design Thinking for Revolutionizing Your Business Models / Amir Bonakdar, Oliver Gassmann -- Design Thinking in IS Research Projects / Mateusz Dolata, Gerhard Schwabe -- Dynagrams: Enhancing Design Thinking Through Dynamic Diagrams / Martin J. Eppler, Sebastian Kernbach -- What if? Strategy Design for Enacting Enterprise Performance / Simon Grand -- Effectuation: Control the Future with the Entrepreneurial Method / Dietmar Grichnik, Ronny Baierl, Michael Faschingbauer -- "Making Is Thinking": The Design Practice of Crafting Strategy / Claus D. Jacobs -- Context Dependency in Design Research / Larry Leifer, Alexander A. Neff -- What Is It That Design Thinking and Marketing Management Can Learn from Each Other? / Sven Reinecke -- Contributions from Practice. Industrial Design Thinking at Siemens Corporate Technology, China / Xiao Ge, Bettina Maisch -- Design Thinking: Process or Culture? / Alexander Grots, Isabel Creuznacher -- Designing from the Future / Michael Shamiyeh.
This book presents the full scope of Design Thinking in theory and practice, bringing together prominent opinion leaders and experienced practitioners who share their insights, approaches and lessons learned. As Design Thinking is gaining popularity in the context of innovation and information management, the book elaborates the specific interpretations and meanings of the concept in different fields including engineering, management, and information technology. As such, it offers students and professionals a sourcebook revealing the power of Design Thinking, while providing academics a roadmap for further research.
Feldberg HD53 .D475 2016
The innovator's dilemma : the revolutionary book that will change the way you do business
Christensen, Clayton M
New York : Harper Business, 
Part one: Why great companies can fail. How can great firms fail? Insights from the hard disk drive industry ; Value networks and the impetus to innovate ; Disruptive technological change in the mechanical excavator industry ; What goes up, can't go down -- Part two: Managing disruptive technological change. Give responsibility for disruptive technologies to organizations whose customers need them ; Match the size of the organization to the size of the market ; Discovering new and emerging markets ; How to appraise your organization's capabilities and disabilities ; Performance provided, market demand, and the product life cycle ; Managing disruptive technological change: a case study ; The dilemmas of innovation: a summary.
An analysis of the new business paradigm shows how firms that do "everything right" can nevertheless fail because of new technologies and disruptions in the market structure.
On Reserve at Feldberg HD53 .C49 2011
Adaptation, specialization, and the theory of the firm : foundations of the resource-based view
Wernerfelt, Birger, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 
This invaluable book provides the foundations for a new theory of the firm, drawing on Birger Wernerfelt's landmark work on economic theory and the resource-based view of the firm. It addresses a vigorous and long-standing academic debate over what exactly a 'firm' is, both in the field of management and economics. Wernerfelt revisits his classic articles, including an extensively revised 'A Resource-Based View of the Firm' (1984), which have been updated and synthesized to provide precise and accessible concepts and predictions. By offering future directions for research and practice, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of management and economics alike.
Baker Berry HD2326 .W467 2016
Juan Lacaze los textiles de Puerto Sauce : memorias de trabajadores, 1930-2015
Abella, Francisco, author
Montevideo, Uruguay : Ediciones de la Banda Oriental, 
In 1906, entrepreneurs José Campomar and Joseph Salvo inaugurated the textile industry in the present city of Juan Lacaze. With the passing of the decades it would become one of the largest industries in the sector in Latin America. But in 1993, the huge industry closed its doors, leaving a dramatic situation for the more than the thousand employees engaged in their facilities. The following year, the textile reopened under the leadership of the state and under the name Agolan, occupying less than half of the workers Campomar had at the time of closing. In late 2013, after several years of loss-making years, the national government decided to close down the activities of the industry. But a hundred workers who wanted to get on with the task, under the slogan "ser textiles siempre" formed a cooperative that developed countless efforts to recover the centenary industrial space, where they had spent most of their lives along with their predecessors. That claim was crystallized in 2014, after an arduous process of political negotiations.
Baker Berry HD9864.U84 C36 2016
Campesinato e Marcha para Oeste
Joel Orlando Bevilaqua Marin, Delma Pessanha Neves (organizadores)
Santa Maria [Brazil] : Editora UFSM, 2013
Parte 1. Marcha para Oeste : ideologia e política de integração nacional -- parte 2. Colônias agrícolas nacionais : gestão social de espaços e regulação de camponeses -- parte 3. As experiências dos camponeses : deslocamentos e redefinição de fronteiras -- parte 4. Mediadores sociais e redefinição de projetos políticos : entre missionários e comunistas -- parte 5. A luta pela terra como movimento social : ações coletivas de camponeses e indígenas.
Baker Berry HD1531.B7 C355 2013
Television : innovation, disruption, and the world's most powerful medium
Shapiro, Seth, author
Los Angels, CA : New Amsterdam Media LLC., -
Volume 1. The broadcast age and the rise of the network --
Baker Berry HE8700.8 .S53 2016
Canada before television : radio, taste, and the struggle for cultural democracy
Kuffert, L. B. 1968- author
Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 
"The work is a history of the first phase of broadcasting in Canada, roughly comprising the years 1920-1956, during which radio was still the dominant technology for reaching local and national audiences. Its focus is English-speaking Canada's radio industry, which developed differently from the Francophone side and was subject to direct competition from American broadcasting outlets. The work argues that broadcasters in Canada before television spent considerable money, time, and effort attempting to figure out which kinds of programs people liked and how listeners could be engaged by radio. Assumptions about listeners' habits and dispositions varied, and within a mixed private-public broadcasting industry there was no shortage of free advice about what should go on the air or how to make programs. Though maligned as elitists by some of their contemporaries, public broadcasters (working through the CBC from 1936 on) hoped to realize a democratic vision of broadcasting, a vision in which programs appealing to mainstream tastes remained prominent, but with no listeners 'left behind'. In six topical chapters (intimacy, America, Britain, regulation, music, minority) the work mines archival sources from Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as the existing historiography of broadcasting. It is not in-depth analysis of programming content, but rather concerns itself with the ways that Canadian broadcasting's evolving structure, the goals of broadcasters, prevailing and shifting tastes and norms, and listeners' expectations all affected programs and policies."--
Baker Berry HE8699.C2 K87 2016
Virtual competition : the promise and perils of the algorithm-driven economy
Ezrachi, Ariel, 1971- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
In this book Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice Stucke take a hard look at today's app-assisted digital shopping. While consumers reap many benefits from online purchasing, the sophisticated algorithms and data crunching that make browsing so convenient are also changing the nature of market competition, and not always for the better. Computers colluding is one danger. Although longstanding laws prevent companies from fixing prices, data-driven algorithms can now quickly monitor competitors' prices and adjust their own prices accordingly. So what is seemingly beneficial--increased price transparency--ironically can end up harming consumers. A second danger is behavioral discrimination. Here, companies track and profile consumers to get them to buy goods at the highest price they are willing to pay. The rise of superplatforms and their "frenemy" relationship with independent app developers raises a third danger. By controlling key platforms (such as the operating system of smart phones), data-driven monopolies dictate the flow of personal data and determine who gets to exploit potential buyers. The book raises timely questions. To what extent does the "invisible hand" still hold sway? In markets continually manipulated by bots and algorithms, is competitive pricing an illusion? Can our current laws protect consumers? The changing market reality is already shifting power into the hands of the few. Ezrachi and Stucke explore the resulting risks to competition, our democratic ideals, and our economic and overall well-being.--
Baker Berry HF5548.32 .E996 2016
The culture map : breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business
New York : PublicAffairs, 
Introduction: Navigating cultural differences and the wisdom of Mrs. Chen -- Listening to the air: Communicating across cultures -- The many faces of polite: Evaluating performance and providing negative feedback -- Why versus how: The art of persuasion in a multicultural world -- How much respect do you want?: Leadership, hierarchy, and power -- Big D or little d: who decides, and how? -- The head or the heart: Two types of trust and how they grow -- The needle, not the knife: Disagreeing productively -- How late is late?: Scheduling and cross-cultural perceptions of time.
"As today's business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, executives and managers are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array of dramatically different cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. But when you throw people together who come from starkly different backgrounds and cultures-- from Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments to French, Dutch, Israelis and Germans who get straight to the point ("your presentation was simply awful"); from Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy to the Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd-- the result can sometimes be disastrous. In Culture Map, renowned expert Erin Meyer offers highly practical and timely perspective on one of today's most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? And she explains how to dramatically increase business success by improving one's ability to understand the cultural drivers of colleagues, clients, and suppliers from different countries. Culture Map provides a new way forward, with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one's counterparts in the new global marketplace"--
Matthews Fuller HF5549.5.M5 M494 2014
The Romans and trade
Tchernia, André, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 
"This book brings together André Tchernia's previously published essays, updated and revised, with recent notes and prefaced with an entirely new synthesis of his views on Roman commerce with a particular emphasis on the people involved in it"--Book jacket.
Baker Berry HF377 .T3413 2016
Marketing 4.0 : moving from traditional to digital
Kotler, Philip, author
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 
Feldberg HF5415 .K683 2017
Before I was CEO : life stories and lessons from leaders before they reached the top
Vanham, Peter, 1986- author
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 
"Before I Was CEO will feature a collection of real-life stories from some of the world's most renowned business leaders"--
Feldberg HF5549 .V3346 2017
From silk to silicon : the story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives
Garten, Jeffrey E., 1946- author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Genghis Khan : the accidental empire builder (1162-1227) -- Prince Henry : the explorer who made a science of discovery (1394-1460) -- Robert Clive : the rogue who captured India for the British Empire (1725-1774) -- Mayer Amschel Rothschild : the godfather of global banking (1744-1812) -- Cyrus Field : the tycoon who wired the Atlantic (1819-1892) -- John D. Rockefeller : the titan who built the energy industry and also launched global philanthropy (1839-1937) -- Jean Monnet : the diplomat who reinvented Europe (1888-1979) -- Margaret Thatcher : the iron lady who revived free markets (1925-2013) -- Andrew Grove : the man behind the third industrial revolution (1936-present) -- Deng Xiaoping : the pragmatist who relaunched China (1904-1997) -- The best is yet to come.
The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments. This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something transformative, as opposed to describing globalization through trends, policies, or particular industries. From Silk to Silicon tells the story of who these men and women were, what they did, how they did it and how their achievements continue to shape our world today.
Feldberg HF1365 .G37 2016
Venture deals : be smarter than your lawyer and venture capitalist
Feld, Brad, author
Hoboken : Wiley, 2016
"In this updated Venture Deals, Third Edition, they will use their years of experience in venture capital and early stage investing to show entrepreneurs how to succeed and prosper, outlining the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet and the tactics needed to negotiate"--
Feldberg HG4751 .F45 2017
中央銀行が終わる日 : ビットコインと通貨の未来 / 岩村充
岩村充, 1950- author
Tōkyō : Kabushiki Kaisha Shinchōsha, 2016
Baker Berry Japan HG1275 .I934 2016
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