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Outsourcing America
Ron Hira
0814408680
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Two Ph.D.s weigh in on globalism's hottest button. In the Hiras' preface, they note that "Ronald Reagan made most Americans feel proud because he stood for American values, including supporting democracy and free markets abroad." That kind of giant, unexamined assertion does not bode well for a work purporting to be analytical, and this book is best read as a polemic. The economic arguments are legitimate, but following the CNN anchor's foreword calling for a moratorium on outsourcing, the two economist authors give subtle and not-so-subtle cues throughout, starting with the subtitle, that they find the practice dubious at best. Yet, in a refreshing change from the spate of protectionist conservatives calling for the end of outsourcing, the Hiras (they are brothers) offer a worker-friendly set of prescriptions...


One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China
James McGregor
0743258398
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The promise and perils-mostly the latter-that Western businesses face in China's huge but chaotic market are probed in this illuminating if not quite reassuring primer. Ex-Wall Street Journal China bureau chief McGregor presents a series of case studies from capitalism's Wild East, including a rocky joint venture between Morgan Stanley and a Chinese bank; the rise and fall of a Chinese peasant turned billionaire smuggler; Rupert Murdoch's travails in bringing a satellite TV network to China; and a muck-raking Chinese financial journalist's battles with both government censorship and the private media's cozy relationships with advertisers. He caps each chapter with gleanings of wisdom ("assume your procurement department is corrupt until proven innocent") and pointers on such topics as which bribes are ethically acceptable...


Professional Real Estate Development
Richard B. Peiser, Anne B. Frej
0874208947
January 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Professional Real Estate Development explains the nuts and bolts of the real estate development industry. You will learn how to develop and manage five types of real estate products: land, residential, office, industrial, and retail uses. Focusing on small-scale projects, the authors show you practical methods for developing each major type of real estate, including feasibility analysis, design and construction, financing, marketing, and management. Photos, site plans, diagrams, and case studies provide examples of actual projects and how the process works. Information is specific and detailed, with costs, rents, and financing information included by product type.

About the Author
Richard B. Peiser was appointed the first Michael D....


International Economics
Thomas A. Pugel
0072487488
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This classic text has sold well for over 35 years because it covers all the conventional areas of international economics in an easy-to-understand manner. The 12th edition has been thoroughly revised and it continues to be accessible, flexible, and interesting to economics and business majors alike. Like earlier editions, it also places international economics events within an historical framework. The overall treatment continues to be intuitive rather than mathematical and is strongly oriented towards policy.

Book Info
Provides a detailed text on International Economics covering recent developments and the global electronic media. DLC: International economic relations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development (Initiative for Policy Dialogue Series)
Joseph E. Stiglitz
0199290903
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Nobel Prize-winning economist and ex-World Bank official Stiglitz is the leading mainstream critic of the free-trade, free-market "Washington Consensus" for developing countries. In this follow-up to his best-selling Globalization and its Discontents, he and Charlton, a development expert, present their vision of a liberalized global trade regime that is carefully geared to the interests of poorer countries. They recap a critique, much of it based on Stiglitz's academic work, of orthodox trade theories, noting the real-world constraints and complications that undermine the assumption that unregulated free trade is always a boon, and analyze the bias towards developed countries in previous trade agreements. They call for the current round of trade negotiations to refocus on principles of equity and social justice...


Harvard Business School on Doing Business in China
Harvard Business School Press (Editor)
1591396387
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The 50th title in the HBR paperback series highlights what every company must know to successfully enter and compete in the world's fastest-growing economy The potential opportunity in China is huge: it is home to a quarter of the world's population, domestic consumer spending in China is growing by up to 10% a year, and relaxed regulatory restraints have opened China up to unprecedented levels of foreign investment. This book will help multinational corporations and the managers who work in them understand the implications of China's current stage of development and develop strategies for effectively competing in this environment.

About the Author
Harvard Business School Press


International Economics
Thomas A. Pugel
007352302X
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This classic text has sold well for a half century because it covers all the conventional areas of international economics in an easy-to-understand manner. The 13th edition continues to provide the best blend of events and analysis, so that readers can build their abilities to understand global economic developments and to evaluate proposals for changes in economic policies. The book is informed by current events and by the latest in applied international research. It combines rigorous economic analysis with attention to the issues of economic policy that are alive and important today. This concise and readable text uses economic terminology when it enhances the analysis, but avoids jargon for jargon’s sake. Like earlier editions, it also places international economics events within a historical...


Planning and Urban Design Standards (Wiley Graphic Standards)
American Planning Association
0471475815
February 3, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by todays leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the...


Globalization and Its Discontents
Joseph E. Stiglitz
0393324397
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Due to massive media coverage, many people are familiar with the controversy and organized resistance that globalization has generated around the world, yet explaining what globalization actually means in practice is a complicated task. For those wanting to learn more, this book is an excellent place to start. An experienced economist, Joseph Stiglitz had a brilliant career in academia before serving for four years on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and then three years as chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank. His book clearly explains the functions and powers of the main institutions that govern globalization--the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization--along with the ramifications, both good and bad, of their policies. He strongly believes that...


Contemporary Issues in Commercial Policycurrent Issues in Commercial Policy (Obselete)Series in Int Business & Economics
Kreinin
0080425755
Nov 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
New economic conditions brought about by political seachange, international trade agreements, and technological advances have posed new problems and challenges for many countries and trade communities. This book addresses a wide range of topical issues in commercial policy that will continue to be pertinent for some years.
Under examination are bilateral trade agreements, foreign direct investment strategies, regional and global integration; trade reforms; privatization; capital flows; portfolio diversification, and international and technological competitiveness.
Particular topics under scrutiny include the causes and remedies of the US trade deficit; the difficulties in penetrating Japanese markets; inflation indicators in the UK; NAFTA, the Uruguay Round and Common Agricultural Policy; industrial and...


Business and Its Environment (5th Edition)
David P. Baron
0131873555
August 17, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Brings together the disciplines of economics, political science, law, and ethics to address a class of management issues of growing importance to the performance of companies. Provides conceptual frameworks for understanding issues in the environment of business and their development; strategy formulation; analysis of the news media; political analysis; the economics and politics of government intervention in markets (regulation, antitrust, and torts); the economics and politics of international trade; the political economy of countries; and ethical analysis and decision-making. For all business professionals, including managers looking to enhance their knowledge of an ever-changing, increasingly global field. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The publisher,...


The United States and GATT
Donald Beane
0080427596
Mar 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book examines the nature of the evolutionary relationship that developed between the United States and the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) system, and considers the effects of this relationship on their individual evolution and development. These effects were felt, within the GATT system, on its role in international trade, manner and method of functioning, form, and the very nature of its existence; and, within the United States, on its international trade policy and role in the system, the nature of the relationship between the executive and legislative branches vis-a-vis trade, and the relationship between the branches of government and private industry.
The book begins by looking at the events, particularly in the 1920's and 1930's, that predated and created the environment out of which the...


Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
Walter Martin Hosack
007136255X
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It is the kind of simplified tool that many of us in practice sorely need" - Jamie Greene, AICP, AIA, Principal, American Communities Partnership *The first computational tool for land development and site planning analysis and design *Real-world case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrate how alternative development options would affect the project results *Includes a CD-ROM containing 30 interactive spreadsheets that can be used for every type of land development scenario

Book Info
Discusses several new tools on a CD-ROM that can improve our ability to evaluate the development capacity of land, the context produced, the cost involved, the tax and investment yield implied, the tax abatement feasible, and the relationship between this built environment and the...


Suburban Nation : The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Andres Duany, et al
0865476063
April 16, 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Like "an architectural version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, our main streets and neighborhoods have been replaced by alien substitutes, similar but not the same," state Duany, Plater-Zyberk and Speck in this bold and damning critique. The authors, who lead a firm that has designed more than 200 new neighborhoods and community revitalization plans, challenge nearly half a century of widely accepted planning and building practices that have produced sprawling subdivisions, shopping centers and office parks connected by new highways. These practices, they contend, have not only destroyed the traditional concept of the neighborhood, but eroded such vital social values as equality, citizenship and personal safety. Further, they charge that current suburban developments are not only economically and...


When Corporations Rule the World
David C. Korten
1887208046
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This well-documented, apocalyptic tome describes the global spread of corporate power as a malignant cancer exercising a market tyranny that is gradually destroying lives, democratic institutions and the ecosystem for the benefit of greedy companies and investors. Korten (Getting to the 21st Century) points out his conservative roots and business credentials?and then proceeds to finger such classic conspiracy-theory scapegoats as the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations as the planning agents of the new world economic order he decries. Korten, founder of the People-Centered Development Forum, prescribes a reordering of developmental priorities to restore local control and benefits. Suggested reforms include shifting tax policies to punish greed and reward social responsibility, placing a 100%...


International Economics, Sixth Edition
Steven Husted, Michael Melvin
0321162072
July 22, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Info
Provides an introduction to international trade. Discusses the tools for analysis for international trade models, and the classical model of international trade. Covers foreigh-exchange market, exchange rate theories and more. DLC: International economic relations. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Agricultural and Food Policy
Ronald D. Knutson
0130648450
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The new edition of this popular book provides timely, comprehensive, highly readable, and authoritative treatment of issues important to food and agriculture today, including broad coverage of current policy issues affecting the food and agriculture industry. Addressing the broad array of policy issues that affect all aspects of the food and agricultural industries, this book covers such topics as policy change, economic foundations, US policy processes, geopolitical influence, the World Trade Organization, trade and development policy, farm policies, limited resources, environmental policy, food safety and security, food assistance and nutrition, and the future of agriculture and food policy. For directors of farm organizations, congressional staff, agribusiness persons, and agriculture consultants.


China Shakes the World : A Titan's Breakneck Rise and Troubled Future - and the Challenge for America
James Kynge
0618705643
September 27, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world."Napoleon"s words seem eerily prescient today, as the shock wavesfrom China"s awakening reverberate across the globe. In China Shakesthe World, James Kynge, traces the tremors from Beijing to Tuscany tothe Midwest as China"s hunger for jobs, raw materials, energy, andfood—and its export of goods, workers, and investments—drasticallyreshape world trade and politics.As we become increasingly dependent on China"s products andmarkets, the slightest change in the Chinese economy quickly reachesour doorstep. Drawing on his years in the country and his fluency inMandarin, Kynge probes beyond the familiar statistics to unearth thesurprising reasons for China"s explosive growth. He sounds thealarm as China"s...


Globalization and Its Discontents
Joseph E. Stiglitz
0393051242
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Due to massive media coverage, many people are familiar with the controversy and organized resistance that globalization has generated around the world, yet explaining what globalization actually means in practice is a complicated task. For those wanting to learn more, this book is an excellent place to start. An experienced economist, Joseph Stiglitz had a brilliant career in academia before serving for four years on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and then three years as chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank. His book clearly explains the functions and powers of the main institutions that govern globalization--the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization--along with the ramifications, both good and bad, of their policies. He strongly believes that...


Agricultural and Food Policy
Ronald D. Knutson
0131718738
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawing on the authors' background in education and policy development, Agricultural and Food Policy, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of domestic and international policy setting, process, options and consequences. This book goes beyond the traditional discussion of farm programs, and gets readers thinking in broader terms, by considering the many forces—globalization, technology, food safety, environment—that influence policy change. Taking an unbiased approach, this edition includes more economic theory, a new chapter on government involvement, current policy issues, and a chapter devoted to the future of agricultural and food policy. Informs readers of the most recent policy issues, such as the Doha Round of WTO negotiations, food terrorism, and budget deficits, in an objective...


International Economics (2nd Edition)
James Gerber
0201726122
August 23, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Info
Provides a principles-level introduction to the micro & macro sides of the international economy & offers an in-depth treatment of several institutional, historical, & policy issues that are usually downplayed in the standard 2-course sequence in international economics. DLC: International economic relations. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Land Use In a Nutshell
Robert Ross Wright
031423859X
May 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This text is targeted at students in the subject of land use controls and urban planning. The text discusses practically all of the subject matter contained in the leading casebooks. Therefore, even though the casebook used and the emphasis placed upon the material may vary, students utilizing this text should find coverage of most of the material discussed in class. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.


Best Practices in Trade Policy Reform
Vinod Thomas
0195208714
Nov 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
This work draws on a unique body of evidence from developing countries in the 1980s to assess how much trade liberalization has really taken place, what economic gains were expected and realized, and why the outcomes have varied from one country to another. Using a variety of data, the authors
examine the political economy of trade liberalization and the interaction among trade and domestic reform, macroeconomic stability, and export development.


Health Economics and Policy with Economic Applications
James W. Henderson
0324260008
March 8, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Health Economics and Policy is a basic introduction to the microeconomics of health, health care, and health policy. This edition demonstrates how economic principles apply to health-related issues. It explains the social, political, and economic contexts of health care delivery and explores the changing nature of health care. Students learn to analyze public policy from an economic perspective. While the text was written for non-economics majors, it includes enough economic content to challenge majors.

About the Author
James W. Henderson (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University) is Ben H. Williams Professor of Economics at Baylor University. He is a specialist in health economics and labor economics and teaches courses in both areas. Before joining the Baylor faculty, he...


Image of the City
Kevin Lynch
0262620014
January 1960
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"This small and readable book makes one of the most important modern contributions to large-scale design theory. -- David A. Crane, Journal of the American Institute of Planners
"...a readable, tautly organized, authoritative volume..." -- Architectural Forum

Book Description
What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities.

The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form....


Privatization and Economic Performance
Matthew Bishop
0198773439
Nov 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
This collection looks at one of the most enduring legacies of the 1980s in Britain--the program of privitizations that the Thatcher government set moving in the first half of the decade, in which whole sectors of the UK economy which were formerly part of the public sector were sold off to the
private sector. These programs have influenced economic policy throughout the world, most recently in Eastern Europe. The contributors here examine and evaluate what has been learned from the programs now completed, and what remains to be done.


The Dimensions of Parking
Parking Consultants Council, Uli
0874208270
October 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the latest information on parking development and operations. Whether you plan to offer free or pay parking, you will learn best practices for how to plan, design, finance, build, and operate a parking facility. Updated throughout, this edition covers the impact of sport utility vehicles and lights trucks, and best practices in financing, parking at commuter and subway rail stations and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Privatization and Economic Performance
Matthew Bishop
0198773447
Nov 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
This collection looks at one of the most enduring legacies of the 1980s in Britain--the program of privitizations that the Thatcher government set moving in the first half of the decade, in which whole sectors of the UK economy which were formerly part of the public sector were sold off to the
private sector. These programs have influenced economic policy throughout the world, most recently in Eastern Europe. The contributors here examine and evaluate what has been learned from the programs now completed, and what remains to be done.


Doing Business in the New Latin America: A Guide to Cultures, Practices, and Opportunities
Thomas H. Becker
0275981320
January 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
“Well-written, interesting, and useful, this volume on doing business in Latin America contains six chapters organized in three sections: "People, Places, and Possibilities," "Why and How Latin Americans Do Business Differently," and "The Art of Making and Keeping the Deal."...This well-organized work will be useful to business people and economists interested in the Latin American market, and the balanced economic history survey of the region will appeal to economists, bankers, and finance specialists. In addition, the discussion of the art of making and keeping a business deal active will be valuable to managers and prospective investors....Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.”–Choice

Book Description
From Tijuana to Tierra del...

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