Landscapes of a New Cultural Economy of Space is the fifth volume of the series.
Focusing on the transformations and changes in human life that influence landscape
development, the book presents ‘landscape’ as the interface of human-environment
interrelationships where the different processes of change are perceived and
expressed. Theano Terkenli and Anne-Marie d’Hauteserre use this approach as a way
to introduce a collection of contemporary discussions in landscape research and
geography which look specifically at the cultural transformation and representation of
The purpose of this book is to provide the advances in plant in vitro culture as related to perennial fruit crops and medicinal plants. Basic principles and new techniques, now available, are presented in detail. The book will be of use to researchers, teachers in biotechnology and for individuals interested to the commercial application of plant in vitro culture.
THIS is not a cookery book. It makes no attempt to replace a good one; it is rather an effort to fill up the gap between you and your household oracle, whether she be one of those exasperating old friends who maddened our mother with their vagueness, or the newer and better lights of our own generation, the latest and best of all being a lady as well known for her novels as for her works on domestic economy--one more proof, if proof were needed, of the truth I endeavor to set forth--if somewhat tediously forgive me--in this little...
A production that values singularity, the symbolic, and that which is intangible: creativity. These are the three pillars of the creative economy. Although this concept has been under wide discussion, dei ning it is still a work in progress because it comprises dif erent cultural, economic, and social contexts.
A charming Trojan Horse of a book While this slim book is
ostensibly a guide to cracking the cult of the puzzle in
Microsoft's hiring practices, Poundstone manages to sneak in a
wealth of material on the crucial issue of how to hire in
today's knowledge-based economy. How Would You Move
Mount Fuji? delivers on the promise of revealing the tricks to
Microsoft's notorious hiring challenges. But, more important,
Poundstone, an accomplished science journalist, shows how
puzzles can — and cannot — identify the potential stars of a
The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in
the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this
topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses.
In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider
the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient
in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation,
promotes an open international trade and investment system and the
market economy. Our conviction that trade is a powerful force for peace and
prosperity dates from our earliest years, when the small group of business leaders
who founded ICC called themselves ‘the merchants of peace ’.
Commerce is the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. The system includes legal, economic, political, social, cultural, and technological systems that are in operation in any country. Thus, commerce is a system or an environment that affects the business prospects of an economy or a nation-state. We can also define it as a second component of business which includes all activities, functions and institutions involved in transferring goods from producers to consumer....
Digital piracy. It's a global war -- and it's just begun. Pirates of the Digital Millennium chronicles that war. All of it: media conglomerates vs. teenagers, tech companies vs. content providers, artists battling artists, nations vs. nations, law enforcement vs. organized crime. John Gantz and Jack Rochester cover every side and all the implications. Economics. Law. Ethics. Culture. The players. And above all, the realities -- including the exclusive new findings of a 57-country digital piracy research project. The media universe is shaking to its very foundations.
The acceleration of globalization and the growth of emerging economies present signifi
cant opportunities for business expansion. One of the quickest ways to achieve
effective international expansion is by leveraging the web, which allows for the technological
connectivity of global markets and opportunities to compete on a global basis.
To systematically engage and thrive in this networked global economy, professionals
and students need a new skill set – one that can help them develop, manage, assess, and
optimize efforts to successfully launch websites for tapping global markets.
Catherine Alexander teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, London.
She has worked in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Britain on issues of urban
governance, privatisation, property and the built environment. Her recent
publications include Personal states: making connections between people and
bureaucracy in Turkey (2002) and contributions to the Journal of the Royal
Anthropological Institute, Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology (special
issue on cultural property) and the collection edited by C. Humphrey and K.
The past twenty-five years have been witness to celebration of all things organizational
in organization and management research. Profound changes in both the global economy and information technology produced new organizational
forms and pushed us to focus on competitiveness and wealth creation. To be sure, anyone who set foot in an organization knew that people
matter, but our scholarly attention was diverted.
Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective
The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective demon-
strates that the study of taxation can illuminate fundamental dynamics of modern
societies. The fourteen chapters in this collection offer a state-of-the-art survey of the
new ﬁscal sociology that is emerging at the intersection of sociology, history, political
science, and law.
The contributors include some of the foremost comparative historical scholars in
these disciplines and others.
In today’s sluggish and uncertain economy, many people are returning
to school to prepare for a new career, one that will support them
now and into the future. The National Center for Education Statistics
(NCES) projects that enrollment will rise by 10 percent for students
under age 25 and 19 percent for students age 25 or older by 2017
(National Center for Education Statistics, 2009). Understanding
your industry and its expectations will facilitate your transition to the
workplace and support you in defining your professional role.
The social democratic political economies showed
higher levels of union density, that is, a greater propor-
tion of workers belonging to organised labour unions,
social security expenditures, and public employment
levels. They had the largest public expenditure in
health care from 1960 to 1990, and greatest health
care coverage of citizens. These nations instituted full
employment strategies, achieved high rates of female
employment, and showed the lowest degree of income
inequality and poverty rates.
Any book appearing in the midst of a severe recession discussing the use of sports
and culture to rebuild cities might seem to be either irrelevant or insensitive. Some
could consider it irrelevant because its focus seemingly ignores the quintessential
issue of our day: “How does America restart its economy?” Other people might
consider the book insensitive in that it analyzes sports, culture, and entertainment—
what some might consider frivolous luxuries—at a time when millions of
people have lost their jobs and homes.
Projects today have dramatically increased in complexity, requiring a culturally and functionally
diverse mix of individuals who must be integrated into an effective unit – a project team. Effective
teamwork is the key to project success during all phases of the project life cycle. Tough global
competition has created an acute need for faster, more flexible, and highly competitive operations.
These needs can be met only by developing high-performing teams. Effective team building is one
of the prime responsibilities of the project manager (Knutson, Joan, 2001).
Industrialization is the widespread development of profitmaking
businesses that manufacture products on a large
scale, using labor-saving machinery. Understanding the history
of the development of industrialization in the United
States, which took place over two centuries, involves learning
about some of its technical elements, such as technology and
the economy. But the history of U.S. industrialism is also a
dramatic story of people rising and falling from power or
struggling desperately to make the world a better place.
In this scholarly yet highly accessible work, Eva Hemmungs Wirten
traces three main themes within the scope of cultural ownership: au-
thorship as one of the basic features of print culture, the use of intellec-
tual property rights as a privileged instrument of control, and, finally,
globalization as a precondition under which both operate. Underwrit-
ten by rapid technological change and increased global interdepend-
ence, intellectual property rights are designed to protect a production
that is no longer industrial, but informational....
Good availability of bank credit and informal capital can partially but not fully substitute for
underdeveloped equity markets. New Zealand’s banking sector has been growing since 1990 in
line with growth in Australia and Denmark. Informal capital markets are also larger than in most
OECD countries relative to GDP.
While New Zealand’s economy has low formal barriers to trade, its share of external trade
(relative to GDP) is well below that of similar-sized, high-performing OECD countries.