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Mergers, Acquisitions, And Other Restructuring Activities
by DePamphilis,Donald
Edition: 8th
Publish: Aug 2015
ISBN-13: 9780128024539

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$147.93

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Encyclopedia Of Law And Economics
by Marciano, Alain | Ramello, Giovanni Battista
Publish: May 2019
ISBN-13: 9781461477532

Status:Not yet published

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Law and Economics deals with the economic analysis of legal relations, legal provisions, laws and regulations and is a research field which has a long
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Law and Economics deals with the economic analysis of legal relations, legal provisions, laws and regulations and is a research field which has a long tradition in economics. It was lost after the expulsion of some of the leading economists from Germany during 1933 to 1938, but then revived in Chicago.  Both the subject of Law of Economics and the need for a concise Encyclopedia is particularly relevant in Europe today.  Currently in the European Union there are several different legal cultures: the Anglo-Saxon legal framework, the German legal framework, which for example also includes Greece, and the Roman legal family—three jurisdictions which have to be covered with one and the same theory. In the EU, the task of the European Commission to interact with the various European jurisdictions means different legal cultures collaborating and some degree of harmonization is necessary. The result is an immediate need, if only for the science, to show how a given problem is solved in each legal tradition and jurisdiction. This Encyclopedia provides both a common language and precise definitions in the field, which will be useful in the future to avoid misunderstandings during harmonization of EU Law.
Strategic Management:a Critical Introduction
by Godfrey, Richard
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781315817132
ISBN-10:1315817136
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes over
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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes overwhelming field of study. However, in recent years the theory of strategy has come under increasing scrutiny for its perceived failures and detachment from real world practice.

With an engaging and conversational tone, this new concise textbook offers an accessible and timely review of the theory and practice of strategic management, explored from a more critical perspective. In a refreshing change from much of the literature, Richard Godfrey takes a wider view of strategy, incorporating insights from the worlds of sociology, psychology and history to highlight the complexity and plurality at the heart of the discipline. The book also incorporates a number of extensive case studies on contemporary business strategy from the likes of Apple, Nike, Zara and IKEA.

Written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate audience, the book challenges a number of underlying assumption and beliefs about strategy and seeks to add clarity and context to the field.

Strategic Management:a Critical Introduction
by Godfrey, Richard
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317812722

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes over
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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes overwhelming field of study. However, in recent years the theory of strategy has come under increasing scrutiny for its perceived failures and detachment from real world practice.

With an engaging and conversational tone, this new concise textbook offers an accessible and timely review of the theory and practice of strategic management, explored from a more critical perspective. In a refreshing change from much of the literature, Richard Godfrey takes a wider view of strategy, incorporating insights from the worlds of sociology, psychology and history to highlight the complexity and plurality at the heart of the discipline. The book also incorporates a number of extensive case studies on contemporary business strategy from the likes of Apple, Nike, Zara and IKEA.

Written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate audience, the book challenges a number of underlying assumption and beliefs about strategy and seeks to add clarity and context to the field.

Strategic Management:a Critical Introduction
by Godfrey, Richard
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317812715

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes over
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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes overwhelming field of study. However, in recent years the theory of strategy has come under increasing scrutiny for its perceived failures and detachment from real world practice.

With an engaging and conversational tone, this new concise textbook offers an accessible and timely review of the theory and practice of strategic management, explored from a more critical perspective. In a refreshing change from much of the literature, Richard Godfrey takes a wider view of strategy, incorporating insights from the worlds of sociology, psychology and history to highlight the complexity and plurality at the heart of the discipline. The book also incorporates a number of extensive case studies on contemporary business strategy from the likes of Apple, Nike, Zara and IKEA.

Written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate audience, the book challenges a number of underlying assumption and beliefs about strategy and seeks to add clarity and context to the field.

Strategic Management:a Critical Introduction
by Godfrey, Richard
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317812708

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes over
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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes overwhelming field of study. However, in recent years the theory of strategy has come under increasing scrutiny for its perceived failures and detachment from real world practice.

With an engaging and conversational tone, this new concise textbook offers an accessible and timely review of the theory and practice of strategic management, explored from a more critical perspective. In a refreshing change from much of the literature, Richard Godfrey takes a wider view of strategy, incorporating insights from the worlds of sociology, psychology and history to highlight the complexity and plurality at the heart of the discipline. The book also incorporates a number of extensive case studies on contemporary business strategy from the likes of Apple, Nike, Zara and IKEA.

Written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate audience, the book challenges a number of underlying assumption and beliefs about strategy and seeks to add clarity and context to the field.

Consumers In Context:the Bpm Research Program
by Foxall, Gordon
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781315659077
ISBN-10:1315659077
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model
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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model (BPM) which he devised in the early 1980s and subsequently developed.

The model offers a unique and original behaviour-based theory of consumer choice. In seeking to answer the question ‘where does consumer choice take place?’ by drawing upon behavioural psychology, Foxall presents an exciting challenge to previous theories whose emphasis has been on the internal working of the consumer’s mind in reaching rational decisions and choices.

Bringing alive the important subject of economic consumption, this seminal volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in consumer research.

Consumers In Context:the Bpm Research Program
by Foxall, Gordon
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317332961

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model
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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model (BPM) which he devised in the early 1980s and subsequently developed.

The model offers a unique and original behaviour-based theory of consumer choice. In seeking to answer the question ‘where does consumer choice take place?’ by drawing upon behavioural psychology, Foxall presents an exciting challenge to previous theories whose emphasis has been on the internal working of the consumer’s mind in reaching rational decisions and choices.

Bringing alive the important subject of economic consumption, this seminal volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in consumer research.

Consumers In Context:the Bpm Research Program
by Foxall, Gordon
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317332954

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model
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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model (BPM) which he devised in the early 1980s and subsequently developed.

The model offers a unique and original behaviour-based theory of consumer choice. In seeking to answer the question ‘where does consumer choice take place?’ by drawing upon behavioural psychology, Foxall presents an exciting challenge to previous theories whose emphasis has been on the internal working of the consumer’s mind in reaching rational decisions and choices.

Bringing alive the important subject of economic consumption, this seminal volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in consumer research.

Consumers In Context:the Bpm Research Program
by Foxall, Gordon
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317332947

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$79.98

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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model
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This book, first published in 1996, presents a collection of papers by Gordon Foxall charting the development of the Behavioural Perspective Model (BPM) which he devised in the early 1980s and subsequently developed.

The model offers a unique and original behaviour-based theory of consumer choice. In seeking to answer the question ‘where does consumer choice take place?’ by drawing upon behavioural psychology, Foxall presents an exciting challenge to previous theories whose emphasis has been on the internal working of the consumer’s mind in reaching rational decisions and choices.

Bringing alive the important subject of economic consumption, this seminal volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in consumer research.

Effective Portfolio Management Systems
by Voehl, Christopher F. | Harrington, H. James | Ruggles, William S.
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781498766555
ISBN-10:1498766552
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$37.98

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With an estimated 70 percent of new projects failing to add value to the organization, reducing project failure rate represents one of the biggest
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With an estimated 70 percent of new projects failing to add value to the organization, reducing project failure rate represents one of the biggest improvement opportunities available today. This book highlights proven approaches designed to separate the successful projects from the potential losers before the projects are started. This represents huge savings in manpower, money, and time. The book shows you how to reduce project cycle time and apply resources effectively to maximize results and project success rates.

Effective Portfolio Management Systems provides a roadmap for the implementation of an organizational Portfolio Project Management (PPM) system and a model for driving sustainable change. It takes you through the complete project/program management cycle—from the submittal of the proposed projects to the management of their implementation. To do this, the authors present an effective, proven, four-phase Organizational Portfolio Management (OPM) system:

  • Phase I: Developing the Organizational Portfolio involves selecting the right mix of projects/programs based upon resource limitations and risks involved.
  • Phase II: Creating the OPM System Implementation Plan is the development of a plan to minimize the resources consumed, reduce cycle time, and increase the ability of the projects to meet their projected value-added content to the organization.
  • Phase III: Implementing the OPM System focuses on the complexity of managing an Organizational Portfolio and keeping it aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives. This phase provides a roadmap for the implementation of an organizational PPM system, including sample plans and PMO Implementation/Management Templates.
  • Phase IV: Practical Applications of Project Change Management within the OPM System focuses on overcoming the difficulties related to the continuous changing environment and project requirements that are encountered as projects are developed and implemented in today’s demanding conditions. This phase provides guidelines for effectively enrolling, communicating with, and training the individuals who are impacted by the project/program to effectively drive sustainable change.

At first glance, an OPM system may look like increased bureaucracy. However, when it results in a 20-percent increase in the percentage of projects that are successful, it really turns out to be one of the best resources an organization can invest in to ensure profitability and long-term sustainable results.

The New Consumer Psychology:scanning Buying Behavior With Mri Of The Mind
by Whang, Sang Min (Leo)
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781315674001
ISBN-10:1315674009
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$53.98

Book Description

The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology
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The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology attempts to explain consumption as a social behavior that satisfies individual values and desires. In modern society, individual needs are no longer determined solely by age or gender, but by the life values and desires that one pursues. This book uncovers people's subjective experiences of consumption in the capitalist society with interesting inside stories ranging from politics to designer handbags.

The book also provides valuable consumer insights into business and individuals by going beyond the limitations of population statistics and demonstrates Q-methodology is used to analyse consumers’ subjective responses. This book is an interesting take on how we should shift our focus from products to people and explains why identification and interpretations of different consumer groups are important in smart targeting. Its content will definitely inspire marketing strategies and market effectiveness.

The New Consumer Psychology:scanning Buying Behavior With Mri Of The Mind
by Whang, Sang Min (Leo)
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317377870

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$53.98

Book Description

The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology
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The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology attempts to explain consumption as a social behavior that satisfies individual values and desires. In modern society, individual needs are no longer determined solely by age or gender, but by the life values and desires that one pursues. This book uncovers people's subjective experiences of consumption in the capitalist society with interesting inside stories ranging from politics to designer handbags.

The book also provides valuable consumer insights into business and individuals by going beyond the limitations of population statistics and demonstrates Q-methodology is used to analyse consumers’ subjective responses. This book is an interesting take on how we should shift our focus from products to people and explains why identification and interpretations of different consumer groups are important in smart targeting. Its content will definitely inspire marketing strategies and market effectiveness.

The New Consumer Psychology:scanning Buying Behavior With Mri Of The Mind
by Whang, Sang Min (Leo)
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317377863

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$53.98

Book Description

The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology
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The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology attempts to explain consumption as a social behavior that satisfies individual values and desires. In modern society, individual needs are no longer determined solely by age or gender, but by the life values and desires that one pursues. This book uncovers people's subjective experiences of consumption in the capitalist society with interesting inside stories ranging from politics to designer handbags.

The book also provides valuable consumer insights into business and individuals by going beyond the limitations of population statistics and demonstrates Q-methodology is used to analyse consumers’ subjective responses. This book is an interesting take on how we should shift our focus from products to people and explains why identification and interpretations of different consumer groups are important in smart targeting. Its content will definitely inspire marketing strategies and market effectiveness.

The New Consumer Psychology:scanning Buying Behavior With Mri Of The Mind
by Whang, Sang Min (Leo)
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317377856

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$53.98

Book Description

The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology
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The term ‘consumption’ is generally thought of as process by which individuals purchase goods and services. The New Consumer Psychology attempts to explain consumption as a social behavior that satisfies individual values and desires. In modern society, individual needs are no longer determined solely by age or gender, but by the life values and desires that one pursues. This book uncovers people's subjective experiences of consumption in the capitalist society with interesting inside stories ranging from politics to designer handbags.

The book also provides valuable consumer insights into business and individuals by going beyond the limitations of population statistics and demonstrates Q-methodology is used to analyse consumers’ subjective responses. This book is an interesting take on how we should shift our focus from products to people and explains why identification and interpretations of different consumer groups are important in smart targeting. Its content will definitely inspire marketing strategies and market effectiveness.

Planning Research In Hospitality And Tourism
by Altinay, Levent | Paraskevas, Alexandros | Jang, SooCheong (Shawn)
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781315723662
ISBN-10:1315723662
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$65.98

Book Description

Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysi
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Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysing research in tourism and hospitality. The authors skilfully introduce the basic principles and techniques of research in the international hospitality and tourism sectors, and provide detailed guidance on both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. It includes a variety of features throughout to aid students’ understanding and offers practical tips to help students overcome any potential research issues.

Building on the success of the first edition, the volume has been fully revised and updated, and contains new chapters on mixed methods and how to make best use of recent technology in research practices. The second edition also benefits from:

• increased coverage of research design strategies including sampling, ethnography and experimental design

• inclusion of computer-mediated data collection techniques, such as online interviews, online focus groups and online observation (netnographic research)

• new and updated international case studies and extracts, with a more even spread of tourism and hospitality examples of research

• online student and lecturer resources, including PowerPoint slides and a test bank of multiple choice and true/false questions for each chapter.   

Written by three leading scholars with experience of both the industry and university courses globally, this insightful text is an essential resource for all tourism and hospitality research students and early career research professionals around the world.

Planning Research In Hospitality And Tourism
by Altinay, Levent | Paraskevas, Alexandros | Jang, SooCheong (Shawn)
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317528647

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$65.98

Book Description

Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysi
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Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysing research in tourism and hospitality. The authors skilfully introduce the basic principles and techniques of research in the international hospitality and tourism sectors, and provide detailed guidance on both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. It includes a variety of features throughout to aid students’ understanding and offers practical tips to help students overcome any potential research issues.

Building on the success of the first edition, the volume has been fully revised and updated, and contains new chapters on mixed methods and how to make best use of recent technology in research practices. The second edition also benefits from:

• increased coverage of research design strategies including sampling, ethnography and experimental design

• inclusion of computer-mediated data collection techniques, such as online interviews, online focus groups and online observation (netnographic research)

• new and updated international case studies and extracts, with a more even spread of tourism and hospitality examples of research

• online student and lecturer resources, including PowerPoint slides and a test bank of multiple choice and true/false questions for each chapter.   

Written by three leading scholars with experience of both the industry and university courses globally, this insightful text is an essential resource for all tourism and hospitality research students and early career research professionals around the world.

Planning Research In Hospitality And Tourism
by Altinay, Levent | Paraskevas, Alexandros | Jang, SooCheong (Shawn)
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317528630

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$65.98

Book Description

Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysi
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Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysing research in tourism and hospitality. The authors skilfully introduce the basic principles and techniques of research in the international hospitality and tourism sectors, and provide detailed guidance on both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. It includes a variety of features throughout to aid students’ understanding and offers practical tips to help students overcome any potential research issues.

Building on the success of the first edition, the volume has been fully revised and updated, and contains new chapters on mixed methods and how to make best use of recent technology in research practices. The second edition also benefits from:

• increased coverage of research design strategies including sampling, ethnography and experimental design

• inclusion of computer-mediated data collection techniques, such as online interviews, online focus groups and online observation (netnographic research)

• new and updated international case studies and extracts, with a more even spread of tourism and hospitality examples of research

• online student and lecturer resources, including PowerPoint slides and a test bank of multiple choice and true/false questions for each chapter.   

Written by three leading scholars with experience of both the industry and university courses globally, this insightful text is an essential resource for all tourism and hospitality research students and early career research professionals around the world.

Planning Research In Hospitality And Tourism
by Altinay, Levent | Paraskevas, Alexandros | Jang, SooCheong (Shawn)
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317528623

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$65.98

Book Description

Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysi
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Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides an accessible, concise and practical guide to planning, conducting and analysing research in tourism and hospitality. The authors skilfully introduce the basic principles and techniques of research in the international hospitality and tourism sectors, and provide detailed guidance on both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. It includes a variety of features throughout to aid students’ understanding and offers practical tips to help students overcome any potential research issues.

Building on the success of the first edition, the volume has been fully revised and updated, and contains new chapters on mixed methods and how to make best use of recent technology in research practices. The second edition also benefits from:

• increased coverage of research design strategies including sampling, ethnography and experimental design

• inclusion of computer-mediated data collection techniques, such as online interviews, online focus groups and online observation (netnographic research)

• new and updated international case studies and extracts, with a more even spread of tourism and hospitality examples of research

• online student and lecturer resources, including PowerPoint slides and a test bank of multiple choice and true/false questions for each chapter.   

Written by three leading scholars with experience of both the industry and university courses globally, this insightful text is an essential resource for all tourism and hospitality research students and early career research professionals around the world.

Innovation And Technological Diffusion:an Economic History Of Early Steam Engines
by Kitsikopoulos, Harry
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781315669694
ISBN-10:1315669692
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$69.98

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This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to
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This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines.

The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific developments which took place between the 16th and 18th centuries, proving critical for the invention of this strategic technology. The most important question addressed is why did England come up with this innovation first as opposed to other countries (e.g., France, Italy), which were more advanced in terms of knowledge pertinent to it. The second part of the volume traces the process of diffusion of the early steam engines, the Newcomen model, through to 1773, the year prior to the first commercial application of the second generation of steam engines (the Watt model). The process of diffusion is quantified on the basis of a novel method before proceeding with a discussion of the main determinants of this process.

Kitsikopoulos pulls together a large amount of relevant evidence found in primary sources and more technically oriented literature which is often ignored by economic historians. This book will be of interest to economic historians and historians of technology.

Innovation And Technological Diffusion:an Economic History Of Early Steam Engines
by Kitsikopoulos, Harry
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317364887

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$69.98

Book Description

This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to
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This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines.

The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific developments which took place between the 16th and 18th centuries, proving critical for the invention of this strategic technology. The most important question addressed is why did England come up with this innovation first as opposed to other countries (e.g., France, Italy), which were more advanced in terms of knowledge pertinent to it. The second part of the volume traces the process of diffusion of the early steam engines, the Newcomen model, through to 1773, the year prior to the first commercial application of the second generation of steam engines (the Watt model). The process of diffusion is quantified on the basis of a novel method before proceeding with a discussion of the main determinants of this process.

Kitsikopoulos pulls together a large amount of relevant evidence found in primary sources and more technically oriented literature which is often ignored by economic historians. This book will be of interest to economic historians and historians of technology.

Innovation And Technological Diffusion:an Economic History Of Early Steam Engines
by Kitsikopoulos, Harry
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317364870

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$69.98

Book Description

This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to
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This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines.

The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific developments which took place between the 16th and 18th centuries, proving critical for the invention of this strategic technology. The most important question addressed is why did England come up with this innovation first as opposed to other countries (e.g., France, Italy), which were more advanced in terms of knowledge pertinent to it. The second part of the volume traces the process of diffusion of the early steam engines, the Newcomen model, through to 1773, the year prior to the first commercial application of the second generation of steam engines (the Watt model). The process of diffusion is quantified on the basis of a novel method before proceeding with a discussion of the main determinants of this process.

Kitsikopoulos pulls together a large amount of relevant evidence found in primary sources and more technically oriented literature which is often ignored by economic historians. This book will be of interest to economic historians and historians of technology.

Innovation And Technological Diffusion:an Economic History Of Early Steam Engines
by Kitsikopoulos, Harry
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317364863

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$69.98

Book Description

This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to
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This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines.

The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific developments which took place between the 16th and 18th centuries, proving critical for the invention of this strategic technology. The most important question addressed is why did England come up with this innovation first as opposed to other countries (e.g., France, Italy), which were more advanced in terms of knowledge pertinent to it. The second part of the volume traces the process of diffusion of the early steam engines, the Newcomen model, through to 1773, the year prior to the first commercial application of the second generation of steam engines (the Watt model). The process of diffusion is quantified on the basis of a novel method before proceeding with a discussion of the main determinants of this process.

Kitsikopoulos pulls together a large amount of relevant evidence found in primary sources and more technically oriented literature which is often ignored by economic historians. This book will be of interest to economic historians and historians of technology.

Women, Labour And The Economy In India:from Migrant Menservants To Uprooted Girl Children Maids
by Chakravarty, Deepita | Chakravarty, Ishita
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781315668994
ISBN-10:1315668998
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$69.98

Book Description

The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services suc
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The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the children and the elderly. This is found to be much higher in certain parts of India, emerging as the single most important avenue for urban females, surpassing males in the service since the 1980s.

By applying an imaginative and refreshing mix of disciplinary approaches ranging from economic models of the household, empirical analysis and literary conventions, this book analyses the changing labour economy in post-partition West Bengal. It explains how and why women and girl children have replaced this traditionally male bias in the gender segregated domestic service industry since the late 1940s, and addresses the question of whether this increase in vulnerable individuals working in domestic service, the growth of the urban professional middle class in the post liberalization period, and the increasing incidences of reported abuses of domestics, in urban middleclass homes in the recent years, are related.

Covering five decades of the history of gender and labour in India, this book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of gender and labour relations, development studies, economics, history, and women and gender studies.

Women, Labour And The Economy In India:from Migrant Menservants To Uprooted Girl Children Maids
by Chakravarty, Deepita | Chakravarty, Ishita
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781317362784

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$69.98

Book Description

The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services suc
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The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the children and the elderly. This is found to be much higher in certain parts of India, emerging as the single most important avenue for urban females, surpassing males in the service since the 1980s.

By applying an imaginative and refreshing mix of disciplinary approaches ranging from economic models of the household, empirical analysis and literary conventions, this book analyses the changing labour economy in post-partition West Bengal. It explains how and why women and girl children have replaced this traditionally male bias in the gender segregated domestic service industry since the late 1940s, and addresses the question of whether this increase in vulnerable individuals working in domestic service, the growth of the urban professional middle class in the post liberalization period, and the increasing incidences of reported abuses of domestics, in urban middleclass homes in the recent years, are related.

Covering five decades of the history of gender and labour in India, this book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of gender and labour relations, development studies, economics, history, and women and gender studies.

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