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Bringing in the Future

Written By: William Ascher
  • ID Book : 0226029182
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 783
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  • eFile : bringing-in-the-future.pdf

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Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is applied to economic development, especially in fragile nations, the results—corruption, waste, and faulty planning—are often disastrous. In Bringing in the Future, William Ascher draws on the latest research from psychology, economics, institutional design, and legal theory to suggest strategies to overcome powerful obstacles to long-term planning in developing countries. Drawing on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Ascher applies strategies such as the creation and scheduling of tangible and intangible rewards, cognitive exercises to increase the understanding of longer-term consequences, self-restraint mechanisms to protect long-term commitments and enhance credibility, and restructuring policy-making processes to permit greater influence of long-term considerations. Featuring theoretically informed research findings and sound policy examples, this volume will assist policy makers, activists, and scholars seeking to understand how the vagaries of human behavior affect international development.

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  • File Pdf: bringing-in-finn.pdf

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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  • Pages : 320
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  • File Pdf: this-is-not-a-copy.pdf

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  • Isbn : 0007427948
  • Pages : 384
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  • File Pdf: the-shift.pdf

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  • Pages : 208
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Book Summary:

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The industrialization of the nineteenth-century European city facilitated developing conceptions of the model city, and allowed for large scale urban transformations. The urban discourse in the latter half of the nineteenth century was consequently dominated by a dialectic exchange between the ideal and the practical, a debate played out in the formation of the modern metropolis. Manifestoes and Transformations is the first work to deal with urban utopias and their relationship with actual urban interventions. Bringing together a carefully chosen, wide-ranging team of experts, the book provides a broad, contextual exploration of the ideas and urban practices which are the foundations of our conception of the contemporary city. As such, it is a valuable resource for students interested in the formation of the modernist city.

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  • Pages : 263
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  • File Pdf: business-ecosystems.pdf

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The book examines business ecosystems in an emerging industry context whilst exploring four essential areas of business ecosystems: the business ecosystems' key constructive elements, their typical patterns of the element configurations, the five phase process of their life cycle, and the nurturing strategies and processes from a firm perspective.

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  • Isbn : 9780838620281
  • Pages : 314
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  • Pages : 404
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  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • File Pdf: twenty20-and-the-future-of-cricket.pdf

Book Summary:

Cricket is a sport which is currently undergoing a rapid and dramatic transformation. Traditionally thought of as an English summer game, limited in appeal to Britain and its Commonwealth, cricket has, in the past a few years, achieved a global profile. This is largely due to the development of a new TV-friendly format of the game: Twenty20 cricket. Indeed, through the economic and media interests promoting the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s richest Twenty20 tournament, cricket has belatedly ‘gone global’. The rapid rise of the IPL underlines that the economic and political characters within cricket are no longer the traditional elites in metropolitan centres but the businessmen of India and the media entrepreneurs world-wide who seek to shape new audiences for the game and create new marketing opportunities on a global scale. The contributions in this book fall into two broad categories. There are firstly those which explore the rapid growth of Twenty20, particularly the motors of change and the new directions that cricket is taking as a result of the Twenty20 revolution. Secondly, there are a number of contributions which chart the impact of Twenty20 on traditional elements of the game. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1591437881
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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  • File Pdf: light.pdf

Book Summary:

Light: Medicine of the Future challenges the modern myth that the sun is dangerous to our well-being and claims that technological advancements, such as most fluorescent lighting, sunglasses, tanning lotions, and our indoor lifestyles, may be more harmful than helpful. Integrating scientific research, clinical experience, and his own insights, Dr. Jacob Liberman has worked effectively with more than 15,000 individuals, from the learning disabled and physically/emotionally traumatized to business executives and Olympic athletes. The book discusses the use of light in the treatment of various cancers, depression, stress, visual problems, PMS, sexual dysfunction, learning disabilities, and the human immune system.

The Future of Commercial Law

By Orkun Akseli,John Linarelli
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  • Pages : 336
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Book Summary:

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Book Summary:

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Book Summary:

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Book Summary:

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By Robert E. Litan,Michael Pomerleano,Vasudevan Sundararajan
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Isbn : 9780815796107
  • Pages : 400
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The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries addresses the challenges that countries face as they develop and strengthen capital markets. Based on input from the world's most prominent capital market experts and leading policymakers in developing countries, this volume represents the latest thinking in capital market development. It captures the views of a global gathering of experts, with perspectives from developing and developed countries, from all regions of the world, from the public and private sector. This volume should be of interest to senior financial sector policymakers from developed and developing countries in securities and exchange commissions, regulators, central banks, ministries of finance, and monetary authorities; private sector executives in stock exchanges, bond markets, venture capital markets, and investment funds; and researchers and academicians with an interest in capital market development in emerging markets. What are the key factors threatening the development and survival of stock exchanges in developing countries? What domestic strategies are needed to protect the future of local markets? Should exchanges consider linkages or alliances? Merging with, or buying up, other exchanges? Demutualization? The volume provides practical guidance on strategies such as nurturing issuers, improving rules and institutions, addressing regulatory challenges, and sequencing reforms. The contributors address a variety of country experiences, and suggest steps that policymakers and practitioners in emerging markets can take to promote an orderly transition toward efficient, well-regulated, and accessible capital markets. Contributors include Reena Aggarwal (Georgetown University), Alexander S. Berg (World Bank), Alan Cameron (Sydney Futures Exchange), Olivier Fremond (PSACG), Amar Gill (Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia), Gerd Hausler (IMF), Jack Glen (International Finance Corporation), Peter Blair Henry (Stanford University Graduate School of Business), Patricia Jackson (Bank of England), Ruben Lee (Oxford Finance Group), Robert Litan (Brookings Institution), Clemente Luis del Valle (Securities and Exchange Commission of Colombia), Sanket Mohapatra (Columbia University), Alberto Musalem (World Bank), Dilip Kumar Ratha (World Bank), Ajit Singh (University of Cambridge), Philip Suttle (DECPG), V. Sundararajan (IMF), Thierry Tressel (IMF), Philip Turner (Bank for International Settlements), and Piero Ugolini (IMF).

The Future of Local Economic Development

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131798871X
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Book Summary:

This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role of the local state and foster a free market and the left’s attempts to take more control over the local economy in the interest of workers. In July 2007, Gordon Brown’s government published the 'Review of Sub-national Economic Development and Regeneration'. This book argues that competitiveness and neo-liberalism, or increased market domination over an ever wider range of social relations, have in reality dominated New Labour’s policies. Yet a number of contradictions remain as New Labour continues to seek a reduction in poverty and regional and local disparities. The book analyses the changes that will result from further market domination under the Sub-national Review but also the opportunities that will arise for local economic development agents, particularly those with a concern for social justice. It looks specifically at regional and sub-regional strategy making; partnership, networking and building institutional capacity; local labour market policy and policy towards cities. An additional feature of the book is that several authors draw on international comparisons. This book was published as a special issue of Local Economy.

Reflections on the Future of Democracy in Europe

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  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Isbn : 9287158126
  • Pages : 164
  • Category : Political Science
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  • File Pdf: reflections-on-the-future-of-democracy-in-europe.pdf

Book Summary:

This publication contains papers presented at a conference, held in November 2004 in Barcelona and organised by the Council of Europe. The purpose of the conference (held to mark the end of the three-year integrated project "Making democratic institutions work") was to discuss issues relating to the challenges and opportunities facing governments in Europe to strengthen democratic reform and encourage greater public participation. Topics covered include: promoting inclusive elections; financing of political parties; popular initiatives and referendums; and how modern communication technologies can affect the democratic process.

Co-operation and the Future of Industry

By Leonard S. Woolf
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351358642
  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • File Pdf: co-operation-and-the-future-of-industry.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, originally published in 1918, the Leonard S. Woolf explores the development of the Co-operative Movement into a democratic industrial system. This title combines a description of the movement as it was, with a picture of the ways in which the author felt it would become if it followed out and developed its principles and ideals. This title will be of interest to students of economic history and employee ownership.

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  • Publisher : Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
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  • Pages : 503
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  • File Pdf: the-law-of-the-future-and-the-future-of-law.pdf

Book Summary:

Rights of robots, a closer collaboration between law and the health sector, the relation between justice and development - these are some of the topics covered in The Law of the Future and the Future of Law: Volume II. The central question is: how will law evolve in the coming years? This book gives you a rich array of visions on current legal trends. The readable think pieces offer indications of law's cutting edge. The book brings new material that is not available in the first volume of The Law of the Future and the Future of Law, published in June 2011. Among the authors in this volume are William Twining (Emeritus Quain Professor of Jurisprudence, University College London), David Eagleman (Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law), Hassane Cisse (Deputy General Counsel, The World Bank), Gabrielle Marceau (Counsellor, World Trade Organisation), Benjamin Odoki (Chief Justice, Republic of Uganda), Martijn W. Scheltema (Attorney at law, Pels Rijcken and Droogleever Fortuijn), Austin Onuoha (Founder, The Africa Centre for Corporate Responsibility), Lokke Moerel (Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek), S.I. Strong (Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution), Jan M. Smits (Chair of European Private Law, Maastricht University).

The Financially Literate Teacher

By Mark A. Peacock
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781456757861
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 992
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Do you wonder how you could ever stand in front of a group of children or adults and teach them about financial literacy when you dont feel like a very financially literate person? Do you wonder how to teach others about entrepreneurship when you arent an entrepreneur? Do you wonder how to encourage more teachers to teach financial literacy to students? Do you wish you had a resource that could help you learn these topics faster, better, and in a way that reduces your emotional and personal exposure? This book will show you how to turn what you already know about the world of business and financial literacy into fantastic teachable moments for your students. You will also learn how to turn what you dont know about the world of entrepreneurship and personal finance into wonderful opportunities for learning and personal development for you and your students. Learn how to discuss key financial concepts in a relaxed and comfortable format; what we have attitudes about and why, how we see our finances and the finances of others, and where we all fit in the overall financial landscape. Learn how to bring out the best personal financial insights from students and to bring out the absolute truth of your own financial experiences. This book will help you overcome the common fears all teachers experience when teaching students of any age the ups and downs of personal finance and entrepreneurship. If you teach or want to learn more about money, finance, or business, this book should be in your personal and school libraries. Special Bonus Section Learn how to develop a consulting business built on the strengths of your teaching career, from the initial stages of forming partnerships with community organizations to developing program proposals. If you ever dreamed of being a consultant and want to learn to market your services in education for the benefit of others, this book is for you.

The Future of Innovation

By Anna Trifilova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351889184
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 320
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Book Summary:

Three unassailable facts will strike you as soon as you start to read The Future of Innovation: ¢ One: innovation is the new mantra; whether you're involved in teaching art and design, new product development for a blue chip consumer brand or responsible for providing public services to citizens; ¢ Two: understanding innovation requires multiple perspectives; from culture and mindset, social and commercial context, new ways of working as much as new products or services; ¢ Three: innovation is a journey; drawing on insights from around the globe is essential to accelerate our progress. Bettina von Stamm and Anna Trifilova have gathered together the thoughts and ideas of over 200 of the most creative innovators from business, professional practice and academia from nearly 60 countries. The contributors look at innovation from almost every angle. Their statements offer an unparalleled view of innovation and provide a depth of insight that is extraordinary. The editors' reflection on each statement and on the sections within the book, provide useful links between themes and reinforce the relationships between many of the ideas. Anyone interested in innovation (student, researcher or practitioner) will benefit from this global thought collection. The contributors' multiple perspectives, models, practical examples and stories provide a sense of innovation that no single writer could ever capture. The Future of Innovation is supported by the website, where you can find even more contributions and tools that enable you to exchange, expand, elaborate and develop your perspectives on the future of innovation.

Rethinking the Future

By Charles Handy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Isbn : 1473644887
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 232
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Book Summary:

The Updated Bestseller This volume provides insights from business thinkers on their visions of tomorrow. Powerful new forces are reshaping the world today. Traditional boundaries between industries and disciplines are rapidly blurring, and the old rules of management no longer make sense in a post-industrial world. This book looks at how organizations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow's hyper-competitive global environment; how they can learn to adapt to change and improve their performance; and how they should be "managed", if at all. It examines the changing role of the leader and the powerful influence of corporate culture. It probes the universal principles and values that ultimately govern the success of any leader or organization. It also looks at strategies for creating tomorrow's competitive advantage and tomorrow's markets. It offers a glipse of the future of marketing, which will be driven by new demographics, new global markets and new technology. Most importantly of all, the book gives readers a framework for understanding the big picture. It provides a panoramic perspective that puts all the pieces together in a coherent and easily understandable context. Tomorrow's executives will need to understand business at a far more global and synergistic level than ever before, and to feel comfortable leading people who have learned to manage themselves. Contributors include Stephen Covey, Charles Handy, Michael Porter, Gary Hamel, C.K. Prahalad, Al Ries and Jack Trout, Philip Kotler, Regis McKenna, Michael Hammer, Eli Goldratt, Peter Senge, John Kotter, Warren Bennis, John Naisbitt, Lester Thurow and Kevin Kelly.

Information Technology in Educational Management for the Schools of the Future

By A. Fung,A.J. Visscher,Ben-Zion Barta,David Teather
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 038735090X
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 222
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This book is for both specialist and generalist. For Information Technology (IT) and Educational Management (EM) researchers, it brings together the latest information and analysis of ITEM projects in eleven countries. But the issues raised by this collection of papers are so important for schools, school systems and the future of education that it is essential reading not only for researchers but also for teachers, administrators and all concerned with the planning and governance of our education systems. New technologies may improve our lives in two ways: by enabling us to do things better (accomplishing what we do already more efficiently) and by enabling us to do better things (accomplishing new things that we were not able to do before). Sometimes "doing things better" merges into "doing better things". Thus in the 19th century the coming of the railway enabled our forbears to accomplish their existing journies in less time and in greater comfort. But it also opened up the prospect of new journies to more distant places, and led ultimately to far-reaching changes in lifestyles in new, commuter settlements far from the old city centres. So it is in the present day with Information Technology in Educational Management. Some of the papers in this volume focus on specialist tasks, for example how to develop a computer-based decision-support system to help those drawing up school timetables. Others address situations in which the power of the technology offers us the potential to change radically what we do.

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