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Making Africa Work - A Handbook For Economic Success (Paperback): Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis Making Africa Work - A Handbook For Economic Success (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis 1
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected through mobile devices.

Properly harnessed and planned for, these are positive forces for change. Without economic growth and jobs, they could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and muddling through will no longer work.

Making Africa Work is a practical account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs. It’s a handbook for dynamic leadership inside and outside the continent.

Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - A guide to building a better world (Paperback): Klaus Schwab Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - A guide to building a better world (Paperback)
Klaus Schwab 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing everything - from the way we relate to each other, to the work we do, the way our economies work, and what it means to be human. We cannot let the brave new world that technology is currently creating simply emerge. All of us need to help shape the future we want to live in. But what do we need to know and do to achieve this? In Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Klaus Schwab explores how people from all backgrounds and sectors can influence the way that technology transforms our world. Drawing on contributions by more than 200 of the world's leading technology, economic and sociological experts to present a practical guide for citizens, business leaders, social influencers and policy-makers this book outlines the most important dynamics of the technology revolution, highlights important stakeholders that are often overlooked in our discussion of the latest scientific breakthroughs, and explores 12 different technology areas central to the future of humanity. Emerging technologies are not predetermined forces out of our control, nor are they simple tools with known impacts and consequences. The exciting capabilities provided by artificial intelligence, distributed ledger systems and cryptocurrencies, advanced materials and biotechnologies are already transforming society. The actions we take today - and those we don't - will quickly become embedded in ever-more powerful technologies that surround us and will, very soon, become an integral part of us. By connecting the dots across a range of often-misunderstood technologies, and by exploring the practical steps that individuals, businesses and governments can take, Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution helps equip readers to shape a truly desirable future at a time of great uncertainty and change.

International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2017 (Hardcover): Unido International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2017 (Hardcover)
Unido
R5,471 Discovery Miles 54 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A unique and comprehensive source of information, this book is the only international publication providing economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current performance and trends in the manufacturing sector. The Yearbook is designed to facilitate international comparisons relating to manufacturing activity and industrial development and performance. It provides data which can be used to analyse patterns of growth and related long term trends, structural change and industrial performance in individual industries. Statistics on employment patterns, wages, consumption and gross output and other key indicators are also presented.

Perfectly Safe to Eat? - The Facts on Food (Paperback): Vicki Hird Perfectly Safe to Eat? - The Facts on Food (Paperback)
Vicki Hird
R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text attempts to lift the lid on the food industry. It is a topical and politically charged examination of an adulterated food supply chain and the governmental and European Community policies that maintain the status quo.

Courageous conversations - A collection of interviews and reflections on responsible leadership by South African captains of... Courageous conversations - A collection of interviews and reflections on responsible leadership by South African captains of industry (Paperback)
Stella M Nkomo, David Gleason, Derick de Jongh
R630 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Fourteen captains of industry. One hour of intense, candid and often brutal examination with each leader. Courageous conversations takes the reader on a privileged walk through the corridors of corporate power, on a journey to the centre of leadership. What is leadership? How have these remarkable individuals steered their companies through times of largeness and, more recently, recession? Has the board become an outdated model? Are visions, values and ethics being sacrificed on the altar of profitability? Has executive remuneration really gone too far? The ultimate goal: to discover what lessons can be learned and taken on board for the next generation of South Africa's corporate leaders. David Gleason, a well-known financial journalist and columnist, gets into the minds, and ultimately the hearts, of these celebrated leaders with often surprising and dramatic consequences. Courageous conversations is a fearless exposition of real-life leadership. It stands apart from other books in the field of leadership with its dual-analysis format: one analysis written by Gleason and an academic analysis of each interview by Professor Stella Nkomo, with contributions from Professor Derick de Jongh. Each interview has been transcribed and copied onto a CD, which accompanies the book.

Barbie and Ruth - The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her (Paperback): Robin Gerber Barbie and Ruth - The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her (Paperback)
Robin Gerber
R287 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the entwined tale of two exceptional women. One was a voluptuous eleven-inch-tall beauty who debuted at the 1959 Toy Fair in New York City and quickly became the treasure of 9 out of 10 American girls and their counterparts in 150 countries. She went on to compete as an Olympic athlete, serve as an air force pilot, work as a boutique owner, run as a presidential candidate, and ignite a cultural firestorm. The other was Ruth Handler, the tenth child of Polish Jewish immigrants.

A brilliant, creative, ruthless, and passionately competitive visionary, she was a mother and wife who wanted it all--a masterful entrepreneur who, together with her curvaceous plastic creation, changed American business and culture forever.

"Barbie and Ruth" is the incredible, inspiring, tragic, and ultimately redeeming true story of how one extraordinary woman built the largest toy company in the world and created an enduring international icon.

The Industries of the Future (Paperback): Alec Ross The Industries of the Future (Paperback)
Alec Ross 1
R269 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R115 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change will happen even faster. As Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries, the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. From refugee camps in the Congo and Syrian war zones, to visiting the world's most powerful people in business and government, Ross's travels amounted to a four-year masterclass in the changing nature of innovation. In The Industries of the Future, Ross distils his observations on the forces that are changing the world. He highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains how countries thrive or sputter. Ross examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including robotics, artificial intelligence, the commercialization of genomics, cybercrime and the impact of digital technology. Blending storytelling and economic analysis, he answers questions on how we will need to adapt. Ross gives readers a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, now and tomorrow.

Industrial Economics CB - Issues and Perspectives (Hardcover, 2nd): Paul R. Ferguson, Glenys Ferguson Industrial Economics CB - Issues and Perspectives (Hardcover, 2nd)
Paul R. Ferguson, Glenys Ferguson
R1,975 Discovery Miles 19 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Industrial economics has reach a cross roads in its development; the established approach, based on the neoclassical theory of the firm, it now being challenged by a variety of ideas and concepts. Paramount among these are developments within institutions, economics and the world of the Austrian School. This revised and updated edition of Paul Ferguson's successful textbook integrates these new approaches into a critical exposition of neoclassical theory. While the first edition presented the work of the Austrian School as the main counter to the traditional (neoclassical) paradigm, this new edition widens the theoretical approaches considered. The volume now encompasses all the major variants of what is becoming known as the new institutional economics. Topics discussed include: Subjects which neoclassical analysis has always found difficult to accommodate, such as innovation and advertising, topical problems, such as privatization and deindustrialization. Areas of particular importance for policy formation, such as monopoly.

Bonanzas & Borrascas - Gold Lust & Silver Sharks, 1848-1884 (Hardcover): Richard E. Lingenfelter Bonanzas & Borrascas - Gold Lust & Silver Sharks, 1848-1884 (Hardcover)
Richard E. Lingenfelter
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Bonanzas & Borrascas - Copper Kings and Stock Frenzies, 1885-1918 (Hardcover, New): Richard E. Lingenfelter Bonanzas & Borrascas - Copper Kings and Stock Frenzies, 1885-1918 (Hardcover, New)
Richard E. Lingenfelter
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
SMALL AND MED SIZED ENTS (Paperback): Arnaldo Bagnasco, Charles F. Sabel SMALL AND MED SIZED ENTS (Paperback)
Arnaldo Bagnasco, Charles F. Sabel
R1,021 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R171 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This text examines the activities of small and medium-sized enterprises, and asks whether they have been regulated entirely through a dependence on the freemarket - which would explain their success compared with large companies. Or have they, on the other hand, simply been better organized? In answering this, the contributors compare the structures of SMEs with those of larger enterprises, and look at how they change when they begin to expand. The interaction of the market and political regulation is also discussed, together with the reasons why SMEs are created.

The Golden Helix - Inside biotech ventures (Hardcover): Arthur Kornberg The Golden Helix - Inside biotech ventures (Hardcover)
Arthur Kornberg
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This candid narrative by Nobel laureate, Arthur Kornberg, chronicles the saga of a small biotech start-up, the key players, the painstaking development of the perfect product, and the forces affecting its resulting success or failure. Kornberg's razor-sharp wit and provocative opinions make this book a compelling page turner, whether he is decrying the current fashion in scientific funding or delving into the hotly contested PCR patent trial.

Plymouth at Work - People and Industries Through the Years (Paperback): Ernie Hoblyn Plymouth at Work - People and Industries Through the Years (Paperback)
Ernie Hoblyn
R346 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R66 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The city of Plymouth, on the south coast of Devon, has been a maritime settlement since its earliest days. A trading port in Roman and Saxon times, fishing and boatbuilding have also been mainstays of the local industry for centuries. The original town of Plymouth was historically the commercial shipping and passenger port - the Pilgrim Fathers left for the Americas from Plymouth in 1620 - and the neighbouring town of Devonport, which is today merged with Plymouth, has been associated with the Royal Navy for the last three centuries. This era saw a massive rise in the Dockyard, probably peaking during the Second World War, when it became the target for heavy aerial bombardment during World War 2, and although it is now in decline, Devonport Dockyard is still a major naval shipyard and the only naval base in Britain that refits nuclear submarines. The local topography has also had a role to play in the industries that have characterised Plymouth over the years. The city is largely built on limestone and there are huge areas which have been quarried away over the centuries; the West Hoe area used to be a large hill but has been flattened by the extraction of stone and another huge quarry site ran alongside Stonehouse Creek. Other minerals nearby have also long being exported from Plymouth Docks alongside other special Plymouth products as Plymouth Gin, the distillery of which was established in the city in 1793. Today, although many of the traditional industries have declined or closed, Plymouth is home to several high-tech industries, including Plessey Semiconductors. Plymouth at Work explores the working life of this Devon city and its people, and the industries that have characterised it. The book will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of Plymouth.

Norwich at Work - People and Industries Through the Years (Paperback): Sarah E. Doig Norwich at Work - People and Industries Through the Years (Paperback)
Sarah E. Doig
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In virtually every street in Norwich, you can see the legacy left by the city's trade and industry over the centuries. Norwich at Work tells the story of its citizens' working life and also guides present-day visitors and residents alike through Norwich's rich, industrial built heritage. The book will take the reader on a journey from the prosperous Norwich of the Middle Ages, then England's second largest city. It will chart the growth and decline of the textile trade and the emergence of new businesses such as brewing and footwear, as well as their eventual demise: in the first half of the 19th century there were 27 breweries in Norwich and in the 1930s over 10,000 people worked in shoe and boot manufacturing in the city, including for famous names such as Clarks, Norvic and Bally. The twentieth (and twenty-first) century witnessed the arrival of the media and financial service industries including Norwich Union insurance (now Aviva). Other famous Norwich businesses such as Colman's (mustard), Caley's (chocolate) and Jarrold's (department store and former printing business) are also featured. With a fascinating series of photographs and illustrations, Norwich at Work traces the story of the changing patterns of work in Norwich through the centuries to today. It will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this city in Norfolk.

Start-Up Nation - The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle (Paperback): Dan Senor, Saul Singer Start-Up Nation - The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle (Paperback)
Dan Senor, Saul Singer
R186 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R57 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality - all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

Fixing Britain - The Business of Reshaping Our Nation (Paperback): Digby Jones Fixing Britain - The Business of Reshaping Our Nation (Paperback)
Digby Jones; Michael Wilson 1
R240 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No nonsense solutions from the straight-talking face of British business. IF FUNDAMENTAL REFORM DOES NOT TAKE PLACE THEN WE ARE DEAD IN THE WATER. GLOBALISATION DOES NOT TAKE PRISONERS. BRITAIN MUST BECOME FIT FOR PURPOSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. This is the explosive, first book from 'the face of British business', Lord Digby Jones. With a renowned, no-nonsense, straight-talking approach, he is one of the world's most acclaimed business commentators. In his candid and forthright style Fixing Britain puts the spotlight on critical national and international business issues and lays out the essential reform urgently needed for the growth of our nation. Knowledgeable, authoritative and independent, Digby highlights how untenable the status quo is in the UK, and sets out how Britain can get back in and stay in the globalised race. Sending a clear message to government, business leaders, strategists and the media, Fixing Britain explores the effective linkage of change at all levels, from Westminster to education, the public and private sectors, our social cohesion and our sense of common purpose. Digby is never afraid to say what others are thinking - this is the most explosive examination of the state of British business in years.

How to Start, Run & Grow a Successful Nonprofit Organization - DIY Startup Guide to 501 C(3) Nonprofit Charitable Organization... How to Start, Run & Grow a Successful Nonprofit Organization - DIY Startup Guide to 501 C(3) Nonprofit Charitable Organization for All 50 States & DC (Paperback)
Aaron Sanders
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Best of a Good Job - In Industry and Government from 1960 to 1990 (Paperback): John P Evans The Best of a Good Job - In Industry and Government from 1960 to 1990 (Paperback)
John P Evans
R399 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R60 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Little is known about managerial careers but surely John Evans' journey through diverse engagements in both the public and the private sectors, with international experience, is revealing. Bringing an acute intelligence to the portrayal of the journey, interwoven with a rich family and personal life, Evans does us a service in providing evidence of the mixture of luck and foresight in a successful career. All those interested in understanding managerial careers will find this volume packed with suggestive insights.' Emeritus Professor Peter Abell, London School of Economics `Few in Britain now have any experience of industrial strategy, though it is seen as essential as we move towards Brexit. John Evans is an exception, having been seconded from BICC in 1976 to work for the National Economic Development Office - the engine-room of 1970s UK industrial strategy. Against a background of British commercial complacency, difficult industrial relations, and economic crisis, his is a fascinating insight into a very different world.' Emeritus Professor Hugh Pemberton, University of Bristol `In The Best of a Good JobJohn Evans provides an interesting and illuminating career journey through a variety of private and public organisations during a period of substantial economic and political change. Written with a good deal of humour and personal anecdotes, Evans draws very perceptive parallels between the organisations, and offers insightful commentary on leading industrialists, trade unionists and politicians of the 1960-1990 era. The reader cannot fail to be impressed with his wide range of experiences in many countries, and from my personal perspective, with the innovative and successful period in the latter part of his career in Bexley London Borough.' Melvyn Checketts, Director of Development Services (1986-2001), London Borough of Bexley

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-2021 (Paperback): United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-2021 (Paperback)
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Move - Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead (Hardcover): Rosabeth Moss Kanter Move - Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead (Hardcover)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
R514 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R26 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

America is stuck: just look at the crumbling roads and bridges, mismanaged railways, old-fashioned and easily overloaded air traffic control system, and perpetual lack of political will to do anything about it all. In contrast, take a trip around the world. Whiz through the "Chunnel", get high-speed Internet and phone signal on a remote mountain in Turkey or travel in a driverless Mercedes in Germany and see a future of possibilities that the US is barely glimpsing. Rosabeth Moss Kanter's bold solutions will motivate Americans to move their transportation infrastructure into a cleaner, faster and more prosperous future.

The Economist Guide To Analysing Companies 6th edition (Paperback, Main): Bob Vause The Economist Guide To Analysing Companies 6th edition (Paperback, Main)
Bob Vause
R335 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R71 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In today's volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. So how do you: - Know whether a company is well run and doing well? - Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance? - Work out if a company has massaged its results? - Recognise the danger signs on the corporate horizon? - Compare companies operating in different sectors or countries? These and many other important questions are answered in a completely updated and revised sixth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company's annual report, judge a customer's creditworthiness, assess a company's investment potential, and much more.

Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice - Issues and Country Experiences (Paperback): Jesus Felipe Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice - Issues and Country Experiences (Paperback)
Jesus Felipe
R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice provides an up-to-date analysis of industrial policy. Modern industrial policy refers to the set of actions and strategies used to favor the more dynamic sectors of the economy. A key aspect of modern industrial policy is embedding private initiative in a framework of public action to encourage diversification, upgrading, and technological dynamism to achieve development in the twenty-first century. The book reviews key questions that policymakers ask about industrial policy, such as: who selects sectors; what is the rationale for sector selection; what are the main tools to promote sectors?, what is the role of human capital; and what are the mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation? Expert contributors discuss how to undertake industrial policy effectively and examine the experiences of Australia, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the US. Policymakers, multilateral development institutions, and scholars will find the discussions on industrial policy, structural transformation, economic diversification and upgrading, and capabilities to be useful and practical.

International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2016 (Hardcover): Unido International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2016 (Hardcover)
Unido
R5,498 Discovery Miles 54 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A unique and comprehensive source of information, this book is the only international publication providing economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current performance and trends in the manufacturing sector. The Yearbook is designed to facilitate international comparisons relating to manufacturing activity and industrial development and performance. It provides data which can be used to analyse patterns of growth and related long term trends, structural change and industrial performance in individual industries. Statistics on employment patterns, wages, consumption and gross output and other key indicators are also presented.

Dictionary of Industrial Organization (Paperback): George Norman, Darlene C. Chisholm Dictionary of Industrial Organization (Paperback)
George Norman, Darlene C. Chisholm
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique and original Dictionary presents a fully inclusive compilation of foundational concepts, models, methodologies, and applications in the field of industrial organization. It encompasses myriad facets of the topics, from its early days of conception through to modern theoretical and empirical methodologies. The Dictionary balances concise explanation with comprehensive coverage, incorporating concepts such as the structure-conduct-performance paradigm, the development of the theory of the firm, the foundational contributions of game theory and models of strategic interaction. More recent advances in organization theory and managerial economics are also included, as well as current advances in econometrics as applied to industrial organization, and applications to regulation and antitrust analysis. The Dictionary of Industrial Organization will prove an indispensible reference tool for anyone involved with industrial economics at any level, including academics, researchers, students, consultants and practitioners.

The Dynamics of Interfirm Relationships - Markets and Organization in Japan (Hardcover): Yongdo Kim The Dynamics of Interfirm Relationships - Markets and Organization in Japan (Hardcover)
Yongdo Kim
R1,919 Discovery Miles 19 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The goal of this path-breaking volume is to relativize the experience of Japanese industries in terms of both location and time, exploring its similarities and differences with other countries and its unique relationship with the global standard of company performance set by US firms. Yongdo Kim looks beyond organizational principles, overturns stereotypes, and covers a wide range of industries. In particular, this book focuses on the intertwining of the market principle and the organizational principle in interfirm relationships among the steel, machine tool, integrated circuit and liquid-crystal display materials industries, concluding that there is no such thing as `Japanese uniqueness' in the history of interfirm relationships. This book compares several intermediate product industries within a global context to offer insights into the studies of businesses across the globe. Numerous interviews with key individuals in the Japanese steel, integrated circuit and machine tool industries offer unique and illuminating information. This analysis covers a broad range of firms by examining the relationships within large companies as well as smaller corporations. This fresh and varied analysis is a critical resource for both business practitioners and scholars of business history, business strategy, industrial marketing, product development management, and economic history.

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