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Asprey of Bond Street, 1781-1981 (Hardcover): Bevis Hillier Asprey of Bond Street, 1781-1981 (Hardcover)
Bevis Hillier
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Traces the history of the two hundred year old London business noted for the style and craftsmanship of its dressing cases, furniture, silverware, trophi and silver models.

Trade Logistics in Landlocked and Resource Cursed Asian Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Nagesh... Trade Logistics in Landlocked and Resource Cursed Asian Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Nagesh Shukla, Charles Harvie, Odbayar Erdenetsogt
R2,942 R2,328 Discovery Miles 23 280 Save R614 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on strategies to achieve economic diversification in Asian landlocked countries. It does so by analysing the impact of the Dutch disease, non-resource firm heterogeneity, trade logistics operations, trade facilitation, aid for trade, small and medium-sized enterprises, and foreign direct investment. Offering a wide range of expert views and opinions, research findings, information and data, the book will be of value to policy makers and students of trade and development economics.

India-Pakistan Trade - Strengthening Economic Relations (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Nisha Taneja, Sanjib Pohit India-Pakistan Trade - Strengthening Economic Relations (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Nisha Taneja, Sanjib Pohit
R2,862 R2,617 Discovery Miles 26 170 Save R245 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examining the implications of recent important developments, the primary aim of this book is to bridge the gaps in existing literature on India-Pakistan economic engagement and to examine various aspects of the trade normalization process.

The book includes familiar themes of India-Pakistan bilateral trade in goods and services, providing new insights into the potential for trade and the challenges involved in realizing it. The respective chapters examine the current trade trends and identify the possible sectors for bilateral FDI flows between the two countries, which could help forge deeper economic ties between them. In light of India s changed investment policy, this analysis is pertinent for investors and policy-makers alike.

The book also includes chapters on a variety of unconventional subjects, such as estimating the levels of informal trade, an analysis of a trade perception survey and identifying trade potential using a CGE modeling approach. Further, a number of sectors have been identified for in-depth analysis, including sports goods, healthcare and energy. These sector-based analyses reflect the gap between current levels of trade in the selected industries and the possible trade potential. The studies identify key tradable commodities in the health and sports industries, as well as opportunities for trading in energy. The book thus provides readers with a deep understanding of the process of normalizing economic relations and enhancing bilateral trade at the micro and macro levels, on the basis of which the authors subsequently provide recommendations for policymakers."

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities - An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions... Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities - An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions (Paperback, 10th edition)
Donald DePamphilis
R2,992 R2,574 Discovery Miles 25 740 Save R418 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities: An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions, Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive and cutting-edge text available on the subject. Supported by recent peer-reviewed academic research, this book provides many recent, notable deals, precedent-setting judicial decisions, government policies and regulations, and trends affecting M&As, as well as takeover strategies and tactics. Today's policies, politics and economics are reflected in the book's 40 case studies, 90% of which involve deals either announced or completed during the last several years. These cases represent friendly, hostile, highly leveraged, and cross-border transactions in ten different industries, involving public and private firms and those experiencing financial distress. Sections discuss an overview of M&As, key regulations, common strategies and tactics, how managers may choose a business strategy from available options, valuation methods and basic financial modeling techniques, the negotiating process, how deal structuring and financing are inextricably linked, how consensus is reached during the bargaining process, the role of financial models in closing the deal and strategic growth options as alternatives to domestic M&As.

Assortment and Merchandising Strategy - Building a Retail Plan to Improve Shopper Experience (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019):... Assortment and Merchandising Strategy - Building a Retail Plan to Improve Shopper Experience (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Constant Berkhout
R829 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R164 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Demonstrating how retailers can tap into shoppers' needs for variety without increasing complexity and stress, this innovative book combines cutting-edge research with hands-on, practical frameworks. Experts in the retail sector have long been convinced that small assortments are more appealing to shoppers than large selections of products; in other words, less is more. However, the human brain has an innate need for variety. Addressing this challenge Constant Berkhout offers practical merchandising guidelines both for stores and online retailers. Indeed, studies show that it is not the actual size of assortment that drives traffic to online stores, but the perception of assortment variety. The author illustrates how decisions around assortment and visual merchandising must be made in conjunction with each other, rather than separately, and provides a step-by-step plan to do so. Grounded on shopper needs, emotions and behaviours that apply to both online and brick-and-mortar stores, this book integrates assortment and merchandise thinking and takes a human and shopper perspective. With practical frameworks that can easily be implemented in real-life situations along with examples from a number of retail sectors, Assortment and Merchandising Strategy provides a deeper and much-needed understanding of how shoppers process information, and the strategies that retailers must adopt in order to satisfy and retain their customers.

TRIPS plus 20 - From Trade Rules to Market Principles (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Hanns Ullrich, Reto M. Hilty, Matthias... TRIPS plus 20 - From Trade Rules to Market Principles (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Hanns Ullrich, Reto M. Hilty, Matthias Lamping, Josef Drexl
R4,787 Discovery Miles 47 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the impact and shortcomings of the TRIPS Agreement, which was signed in Marrakesh on 15 April 1994. Over the last 20 years, the framework conditions have changed fundamentally. New technologies have emerged, markets have expanded beyond national borders, some developing states have become global players, the terms of international competition have changed, and the intellectual property system faces increasing friction with public policies. The contributions to this book inquire into whether the TRIPS Agreement should still be seen only as part of an international trade regulation, or whether it needs to be understood - or even reconceptualized - as a framework regulation for the international protection of intellectual property. The purpose, therefore, is not to define the terms of an outright revision of the TRIPS Agreement but rather to discuss the framework conditions for an interpretative evolution that could make the Agreement better suited to the expectations and needs of today's global economy.

India-Pakistan Trade Normalisation - The Unfinished Economic Agenda (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... India-Pakistan Trade Normalisation - The Unfinished Economic Agenda (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Nisha Taneja, Isha Dayal
R4,103 Discovery Miles 41 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the unfinished India-Pakistan Trade normalisation agenda (building upon the themes covered in the book "India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations" published by Springer in 2014) and discusses the steps that must be undertaken in order to move the bilateral engagement forward. Given the commencement of bilateral state-level talks and the Indian government's emphasis on South Asian integration, it adds impetus to the trade liberalisation process, while also providing essential recommendations for policymakers in both countries. The unfinished agenda faces obstacles such as the list of items for which export from India to Pakistan continues to be restricted; lack of land borders and seamless cross-border transport services, which hampers the realisation of trade potential; negative reporting in the media, which influences traders' perceptions; and the continued occurrence of informal trade resulting from inadequacies of formal trade relations. The book examines various sectors, including the agricultural, textiles, automotive and pharmaceutical industries, given their predominance on the list of restricted items for bilateral trade. It also covers studies on unconventional and under-researched themes concerning informal trade, informational barriers to India-Pakistan trade, and opening new land borders for trade - all of which can play a facilitating role in realizing the untapped trade potential between India and Pakistan. The book also includes the second round of the India-Pakistan trade perception survey, which identifies impediments to India-Pakistan bilateral trade and assesses the change in traders' perceptions since the first round of the survey, which was published in 2014.

Indian Women as Entrepreneurs - An Exploration of Self-Identity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Payal Kumar Indian Women as Entrepreneurs - An Exploration of Self-Identity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Payal Kumar
R3,340 Discovery Miles 33 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique edited collection explores the ways in which entrepreneurship acts to shape self-identity for Indian women and validate their identities in a patriarchal society. Differing from existing literature which focuses on the antecedents of entrepreneurship for women and their performing outcomes, Indian Women as Entrepreneurs questions whether entrepreneurship is simply about exploiting a business opportunity for profitability. Asserting that both work and societal environments have an impact on an entrepreneur's self-identity, this book demonstrates ways in which self-concept influences the entrepreneur's relationship with their work in terms of motivation, effort and performance. Building on Unveiling Women's Leadership, this book provides an original and important contribution to the literature on entrepreneurial Indian women.

Brand Gender - Increasing Brand Equity through Brand Personality (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Theo Lieven Brand Gender - Increasing Brand Equity through Brand Personality (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Theo Lieven
R3,333 Discovery Miles 33 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores ways to drive and increase a brand's most important property, its equity. Focussing on gender, the author analyses the impact of assigning personalities and characteristics to products and how this can affect the management of brands on a global scale. Using detailed examples, the author argues that brands with low masculine and feminine characteristics have the lowest equity, whilst brands with both high feminine and masculine characteristics are shown to have the strongest equity. Including notions of androgyny in brands, this significant study reveals the different factors which can affect a brand being perceived as either masculine or feminine. Aiming to develop a comprehensive theory and provide practitioners with a guide to increasing the equity of their brands, this controversial and pioneering book lays the foundation for creating a global brand personality model.

Trade, the WTO and Energy Security - Mapping the Linkages for India (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Sajal Mathur Trade, the WTO and Energy Security - Mapping the Linkages for India (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Sajal Mathur
R3,210 R2,900 Discovery Miles 29 000 Save R310 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The linkages between WTO rules governing trade and energy security with a certain degree of focus on India are the main subject of this book. The edited volume brings together the views of academics, policymakers and experts with extensive experience covering WTO and international trade issues. The issues examined include mapping the linkages between trade and energy security in the WTO agreements, case law, accession and Doha negotiations; assessing the issues that could be raised by energy deficit or energy surplus countries at the WTO; analyzing the provisions of the ECT and NAFTA vis-a-vis the Indian policy framework and examining the trade regimes of selected OPEC members and other major suppliers of fossil fuels to India. While the Indian perspective is evident in the contributions, this book will also be of interest to an international audience, as trade, the WTO and energy security are global concerns and of relevance to all practitioners and academics working on these issues."

The India-Korea CEPA - An Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental and Resource Implications (Paperback, 1st... The India-Korea CEPA - An Analysis of Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental and Resource Implications (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Sudhakar Yedla, Choongjae Cho
R1,465 R1,216 Discovery Miles 12 160 Save R249 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book assesses the changes that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) could produce by boosting the competitiveness of firms in India and Korea. It evaluates the CEPA in terms of its effects on the environment and natural resources of the importing and exporting countries alike. Further, it employs the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) and relative trade advantage (RTA) methods of analysis to gauge the influence of the CEPA on industrial competitiveness in both host and receiving countries. While the CEPA would increase trade between India and Korea in their respective strong domains, the book argues that, given the nature of the exported and imported goods and products, India would be more susceptible to serious environmental impacts than would Korea. The book subsequently presents these impacts in a qualitative framework and stresses the need for a comprehensive valuation of not only environmental impacts, but also the losses due to tariff cuts and the gains due to increased trade between the two countries.

Mastering Fashion styling (Paperback): Jo Dingemans Mastering Fashion styling (Paperback)
Jo Dingemans
R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fashion is a very popular subject among young people. Any course with fashion as a prefix attracts lots of students. Despite this, many prospective students and people have little idea what jobs in the fashion industry entail.

Fashion Styling is one of the least well researched areas in fashion colleges. The emphasis is put on the end result, i.e. visual imagery, rather than the process of creating it. This 'how to' book provides an insight into the processes you have to follow to work in this area, be it editorial, commercial or show styling. It includes an eight-week introductory programme to the subject and projects whereby students can simulate professional practice and learn the techniques and skills necessary for a career in styling. At the end of the book there is a source directory, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography which provide reference points for further research and study.

Performance Management in Retail and the Consumer Goods Industry - Best Practices and Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019):... Performance Management in Retail and the Consumer Goods Industry - Best Practices and Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Michael Buttkus, Ralf Eberenz
R1,780 R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Save R397 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers essential insights into various management concepts for retail and consumer packaged goods companies. Addressing a range of topics in the field of performance management, it presents concepts for management control, management reporting, planning & forecasting, as well as digitization-related aspects. The contributing authors share valuable lessons learned from real-world consulting projects and present innovative approaches to successful and effective management control at retail and consumer packaged goods companies.

Food Exports from Brazil to China - A Legal and Economic Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Dan Wei, Angelo Patricio Rafael,... Food Exports from Brazil to China - A Legal and Economic Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Dan Wei, Angelo Patricio Rafael, Almeida Zacarias Machava, Ana Candida Muniz Cipriano, Daniel Freire e Almeida
R1,203 R1,103 Discovery Miles 11 030 Save R100 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an essential overview of trade between Brazil and China, analyzes the regulatory framework for Brazil's foodstuff exportation and China's foodstuff importation, and identifies the main products, market shares, barriers to market access, and e-commerce strategies. The book also addresses the importance of consumer health and the latest developments regarding the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection. Lastly, based on the statistics for Brazil's food exports to Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau as separate customs areas, the book explores the role of Macau and calls for intensifying its links with Portuguese-speaking countries, including Brazil.

Industrial Organization in Iran - The Weakly Organized System of the Iranian Apparel Industry (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Yoko... Industrial Organization in Iran - The Weakly Organized System of the Iranian Apparel Industry (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Yoko Iwasaki
R1,589 R1,457 Discovery Miles 14 570 Save R132 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on Iran to explore the question of how the nature of industrial organizations and the whole system they constitute can exert a great influence on an industry's competitiveness and resilience. The author examines what happens if firms and companies participating in the manufacturing and distribution process of a certain product are not organized to a high degree and operate independently. The book begins with an inquiry into the historical environment of Iran's apparel industry, which has never been stable. It then reveals the specific practices that enable firms to maintain their independent business, and argues that the elastic state of the production and distribution system has worked for the survival of self-reliant member firms. The typical Iranian apparel firm persists in maintaining independent operations regardless of its size, a practice that is inimical to the development of long-lasting business relations with other firms as well as to vertical integration between firms, in all stages from production to distribution. A distinguishing feature of Iran's apparel industry is that the member firms are barely organized compared with their counterparts in advanced industrialized countries. Despite such a weakly organized system, generally small-scale but self-reliant Iranian firms courageously persist in the face of the market's difficulties. Superficially, it appears that Iran's apparel market is being filled with Chinese goods, but the reality is somewhat different. Apparel firms that are currently doing business with China but are ready to terminate it at any time are taking advantage of newly emerging opportunities to ensure the survival of their own businesses. Reopening those businesses for domestic operations remains an ever-present possibility for them.

Chile's Salmon Industry - Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Akio Hosono, Michiko... Chile's Salmon Industry - Policy Challenges in Managing Public Goods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Akio Hosono, Michiko Iizuka, Jorge Katz
R2,979 R2,702 Discovery Miles 27 020 Save R277 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the first to analyze Chile's salmon farming industry in discussing industrial development in terms of the management of public goods. The book highlights important aspects of learning and capacity development, environmental sustainability, institutions, and social welfare or inclusiveness. With aquaculture now providing almost half the global fish harvest, Chile's salmon farming and processing industry stands out as a leader in the new "blue revolution". Taking a holistic, historic approach to understanding the evolutionary development of the industry, the authors employ this strategy in the belief that policy discussions of economic activities have become highly segmented and often provide only a partial picture. Such segmentation is problematic for policy studies based on a complex web of interactions among numerous agents. The present volume untangles this web by considering the development of the Chilean salmon industry not only in holistic and historic terms but also from a socioeconomic point of view. The valuable book offers insightful lessons that can be applied to other natural resource-based sectors facing similar challenges in the course of development. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name: ; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

Synchronized Factories - Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Juan S. Blyde Synchronized Factories - Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Juan S. Blyde
R1,519 R1,286 Discovery Miles 12 860 Save R233 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The objective of this report is to examine the extent to which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean participate in global value chains and what are the drivers of such participation. Production processes have been increasingly fragmented worldwide. For example, the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner involves 43 suppliers located in 135 locations around the globe. There are many examples like the Dreamliner, from the 451 parts that go into the iPod to the less technologically intensive but still widespread multi-country production of a Barbie doll. All this reflects significant changes in the way world production is being reorganized across national borders. That is, for many goods, production has become a multi-country process in which different stages are carried out in specialized plants in different parts of the world. Countries which specialize in different stages of the production process are thus linked by these global value chains. For developing countries, a clear opportunity from the continuous international fragmentation of production arises in the form of participating in activities that were virtually not opened to them in the past. Therefore, the international fragmentation of production provides opportunities for trade diversification, an issue that can be of particular importance for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region's export base is in general highly concentrated in a few industries and particularly biased towards natural-resource intensive sectors. The aim is to identify whether there is policy space for implementing strategies that allow countries to improve their position in regional and global value chains.

Climate Friendly Goods and Technologies in Asia - Opportunities for Trade (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Soumyananda Dinda Climate Friendly Goods and Technologies in Asia - Opportunities for Trade (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Soumyananda Dinda
R1,477 R1,234 Discovery Miles 12 340 Save R243 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book investigates the potential trade opportunity of climate friendly goods and technology (CFGT) in Asia and South Asia region, and uses a case study of India to clarify India's position on global warming and efforts to mitigate climate change impacts regionally and globally. In four main sections, the book applies econometric techniques to analyze the trade performance of CFGTs in nations in Asia and South Asia, in order to assess trade gaps and map the movement of CFGTs in these regions. The major themes addressed in the book include climate change and trade, issues that shape regional and national policies, and strategies for implementing global climate change mitigation on trade opportunities and developments. Section 1 introduces readers to some background on global climate change threats and its effects on trade, as well as the need to develop trade for CFGTs. Section 2 assesses the trade performance of CFGTs in Asia, and South Asia, and the competitiveness of CFGT trade. Section 3 uses a regional orientation index to analyze CFGT trade. Section 4 discusses the potential business applications of CFGT trade in the Asia, South Asia region, and uses a case study on India to analyze climate change mitigation effects on trade and policy. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, governments, and policy makers.

Russia's Food Revolution - The Transformation of the Food System (Hardcover): Stephen K Wegren Russia's Food Revolution - The Transformation of the Food System (Hardcover)
Stephen K Wegren
R3,237 Discovery Miles 32 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book analyzes the food revolution that has occurred in Russia since the late 1980s, documenting the transformation in systems of production, supply, distribution, and consumption. It examines the dominant actors in the food system; explores how the state regulates food; considers changes in patterns of food trade interactions with other states; and discusses how all this and changing habits of consumption have impacted consumers. It contrasts the grim food situation of 1980s and 1990s with the much better food situation that prevails at present and sets the food revolution in the context of the wider consumer revolution, which has affected fashion, consumer electronics, and other sectors of the economy.

Economic Analysis of Industrial Agglomeration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Jian Wang Economic Analysis of Industrial Agglomeration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Jian Wang
R1,889 R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Save R182 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book investigates the industrial agglomeration and dispersion within a country under trade liberalization and interregional integration by considering both economic forces and geographical elements. Chapter 1 gives a brief introduction about the background, research topics and organizations in this book. Chapter 2 provides a detailed explanation of Krugman's new economic geography (NEG) model and reviews the subsequent refinements of the original model from mainly geographical viewpoints. Chapter 3 extends Krugman's original model to a two-country and three-region case where the domestic regions are fully asymmetrical in terms of their sizes and accessibilities to global markets. To better explain the reality of developing countries, chapter 4 presents an analytical model which assumes that unskilled workers are employed in both traditional and manufacturing sectors. Chapter 5 empirically investigates the home market effect (HME) in terms of wages in the case of China by using panel data for the period 1980-2012. Chapter 6 gives a summary and implication about the findings and conclusions in this book.

China's Belt and Road Initiative - Changing the Rules of Globalization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Wenxian Zhang, Ilan... China's Belt and Road Initiative - Changing the Rules of Globalization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Wenxian Zhang, Ilan Alon, Christoph Lattemann
R3,748 R3,227 Discovery Miles 32 270 Save R521 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the introduction of the One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR), first proposed in late 2013, international scholars have begun to study this new policy and its implications in the global age. While OBOR provides new opportunities for China in terms of regional cooperation and global development, many also raise concerns about China's intentions of using economic means to achieve strategic and foreign policy objectives. Hailing from the West and the East, the authors reflect on the wide-ranging impacts of OBOR on specific countries, regions, economic policies, and geopolitical considerations. Including both theoretical research and empirical studies that explore opportunities and challenges related to OBOR, this edited volume will allow readers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this ambitious undertaking and its long-term impact on the rest of the world.

The Himalayan Border Region - Trade, Identity and Mobility in Kumaon, India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Christoph Bergmann The Himalayan Border Region - Trade, Identity and Mobility in Kumaon, India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Christoph Bergmann
R2,949 R2,640 Discovery Miles 26 400 Save R309 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing from extensive archival work and long-term ethnographic research, this book focuses on the so-called Bhotiyas, former trans-Himalayan traders and a Scheduled Tribe of India who reside in several high valleys of the Kumaon Himalaya. The area is located in the border triangle between India, the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR, People's Republic of China), and Nepal, where contestations over political boundaries have created multiple challenges as well as opportunities for local mountain communities. Based on an analytical framework that is grounded in and contributes to recent advances in the field of border studies, the author explores how the Bhotiyas have used their agency to develop a flourishing trans-Himalayan trade under British colonial influence; to assert an identity and win legal recognition as a tribal community in the political setup of independent India; and to innovate their pastoral mobility in the context of ongoing state and market reforms. By examining the Bhotiyas' trade, identity and mobility this book shows how and why the Himalayan border region has evolved as an agentive site of political action for a variety of different actors.

Warehouse Management - A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse (Paperback, 3rd... Warehouse Management - A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Gwynne Richards
R770 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R74 (10%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of managing a warehouse, the third edition of Warehouse Management is an ideal guide and detailed reference book for anyone looking to gain a real insight into warehouse operations. It examines everything from the latest technological advances, operations and people management to current environmental issues. This third edition of Warehouse Management includes definitive updates across the industry, such as the vast expansion of warehouse technology and robotics, warehouse design and the increasing challenges posed by e-commerce. Gwynne Richards tackles the core challenges for today's managers, offering experienced advice on how to reduce lead times, increase productivity and improve customer service. Revamped with more practical case studies and an array of downloadable warehouse tools, this new edition of Warehouse Management includes useful warehouse audit checklists and is firmly supported with insightful photographs, video links and projections.

Garrard - Crown Jewellers for 150 Years (Hardcover): Charlotte Gere, John Culme Garrard - Crown Jewellers for 150 Years (Hardcover)
Charlotte Gere, John Culme
R1,561 Discovery Miles 15 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Where Two Worlds Meet - Great Lakes Fur Trade (Paperback): Carolyn Gilman Where Two Worlds Meet - Great Lakes Fur Trade (Paperback)
Carolyn Gilman
R471 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Inspired by an exhibit of artifacts from the fur trade of the 1700s, this fascinating and attractive catalog includes a history of the fur trade and essays on various aspects of the early cross-cultural contacts between Indians and whites. Photos of tools, clothing, and trade items shown in the exhibit are accompanied by beautiful reproductions of eighteenth-century paintings and drawings, some in color.

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