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Die Medien In Osteuropa

Die Transformationsländer des ehemaligen Ostblocks haben auf dem Gebiet der Medien seit dem Fall des eisernen Vorhangs nachzuholen versucht, was im Westen lange Standard ist ? mit mehr oder weniger großem Erfolg. Im Überblick und in Detailuntersuchungen stellt das Buch diese Entwicklung dar, die aktuelle Situation und die Zukunftschancen der Mediensysteme Osteuropas. Dem Leser soll es umfassendes Hintergrundwissen über die nationalen...

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Missionary Capitalist: Nelson Rockefeller in Venezuela

The first work to draw on Nelson A. Rockefeller's newly available personal papers as well as research in Latin American archives, Missionary Capitalist details Rockefeller's efforts to promote economic development in Latin America, particularly Venezuela, from the late 1930s through the 1950s. Rockefeller's involvement in the region began in 1936 with his investment in Creole Petroleum, the Venezuelan subsidiary of Standard Oil. Almo...

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Microeconomics, 4th Edition

As a study guide, this handbook really stands out. It explains the principles very clearly in a logical order and it uses a lot of examples and cases for students to practise the new techniques. The chapters start with a story to show the reallife relevance of the concepts, which is clearly appreciated by the students. Highly recommended for teaching first-year students! Dr Catherine Schaumans, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

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Mehrwertiger Kapitalismus

Welchen Wert hat der Kapitalismus für uns heute - in Zeiten also, in denen Heilsversprechungen über die freie Entfaltung der Marktkräfte vehement mit dramatischen Krisenprognosen konkurrieren? Gibt es eigentlich das Kapital oder den Kapitalismus? Welches Verständnis von Märkten und ihrem Kapital gewinnen wir nicht nur aus ökonomischer, sondern auch aus soziologischer, kulturwissenschaftlicher und politikwissenschaftlicher Sicht? Und ...

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Contemporary Challenges in Risk Management

This book focuses on two central aspects of the risk managing process, namely 1. how managers (can and do) assess developments in the external risk environment and deal with them, and 2. analysing the effects of risk management and different managerial approaches. The articles represent state of the art academic analyses and research contributions.

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Literature and Moral Economy in the Early Modern Atlantic

Grounded in the literary history of early modern England, this study explores the intersection of cultural attitudes and material practices that shape the acquisition, circulation, and consumption of resources at the turn of the seventeenth century. Considering a formally diverse and ideologically rich array of texts from the period - including drama, poetry, and prose, as well as travel narrative and early modern political and liter...

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New Structural Economics: (World Bank Publications)

Economic development is a process of continuous technological innovation and structural transformation. Development thinking is inherently tied to the quest for sustainable growth strategies. This book provides a neoclassical approach for studying the determinants of economic structure and its transformation and draws new insights for development policy. The market is the basic mechanism for effective resource allocation at each leve...

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Value Creation : The Definitive Guide for Business Leaders

Increasing disruption, diminishing returns, and demanding Customers require business leaders to create more Value, remain relevant, and stay ahead of competition. CEOs have to evolve a “Value Creation” culture for the company so as to properly balance the interests of Customers, Employees, Investors, and the Marketplace. This pathbreaking book shifts the focus to Creating Value for the entire business ecosystem and not just for the s...

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Qualified Mortgages : Elements and Potential Effects

During the years preceding the mortgage crisis, too many mortgages were made to consumers without regard to the consumers ability to repay the loans. Loose underwriting practices by some creditors including failure to verify consumers income or debts and qualifying consumers for mortgages based on teaser interest rates after which monthly payments would jump to unaffordable levels contributed to a mortgage crisis that led to the nati...