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Global Sourcing Im Handel - Wie Modeunternehmen Erfolgreich Beschaffen (German, Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Helmut Merkel, Peter... Global Sourcing Im Handel - Wie Modeunternehmen Erfolgreich Beschaffen (German, Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Helmut Merkel, Peter Breuer, Christoph Eltze, Jurgen Kerner
R1,764 R1,399 Discovery Miles 13 990 Save R365 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Global Sourcing: Im Einzelhandel wie in der Konsum- und Gebrauchsguterindustrie ist dies ein hoechst aktuelles und intensiv diskutiertes Thema. Doch wer koennte von sich behaupten, hier bereits alle Moeglichkeiten ausgeschoepft zu haben? Meist steckt man doch zu tief im Tagesgeschaft, um einem neuen Thema seine ganze Aufmerksamkeit zu widmen - und sei es noch so wichtig. UEber kurz oder lang aber wird daran kein Weg vorbeifuhren. Zuvorderst gilt dies fur die Modebranche, die hier wie so haufig eine Vorreiterrolle einnimmt. Praktiker erfahren in diesem Buch aktuellste Trends in der Beschaffung der Bekleidungsbranche, finden differenzierte Loesungsansatze fur ihr Unternehmen und werden entlang eines vielfach in der Praxis erprobten Verbesserungsprogramms durch den Implementierungsprozess gefuhrt. Thematische Schwerpunkte sind die Identifikation der geeigneten Wertkettenstrategie, die Auswahl der Beschaffungslander, das Lieferanten-Management, die Planung und Steuerung der logistischen Abwicklung sowie die Gestaltung der Aufbauorganisation als Rahmen fur exzellente Prozesse. Das Autorenteam zeigt unter Ruckgriff auf langjahrige Erfahrung in Handelspraxis, Beratung und Wissenschaft brachliegende Verbesserungspotenziale auf. Die Empfehlungen haben keineswegs den Charakter von Patentrezepten, sondern berucksichtigen die unternehmensspezifische Positionierung am Absatzmarkt sowie die Anforderungen verschiedener Teilsortimente. Alle Kernaussagen sind durch Zitate und Fallstudien illustriert, welche auf aktuellen Interviews mit den Einkaufsverantwortlichen von 20 der erfolgreichsten Modeunternehmen weltweit basieren.

Building Big Data Applications (Paperback): Krish Krishnan Building Big Data Applications (Paperback)
Krish Krishnan
R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building Big Data Applications helps data managers and their organizations make the most of unstructured data with an existing data warehouse. It provides readers with what they need to know to make sense of how Big Data fits into the world of Data Warehousing. Readers will learn about infrastructure options and integration and come away with a solid understanding on how to leverage various architectures for integration. The book includes a wide range of use cases that will help data managers visualize reference architectures in the context of specific industries (healthcare, big oil, transportation, software, etc.).

Credit and Trade in Later Medieval England, 1353-1532 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Richard Goddard Credit and Trade in Later Medieval England, 1353-1532 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Richard Goddard
R2,797 R2,356 Discovery Miles 23 560 Save R441 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book challenges the notion that economic crises are modern phenomena through its exploration of the tumultuous 'credit-crunch' of the later Middle Ages. It illustrates clearly how influences such as the Black Death, inter-European warfare, climate change and a bullion famine occasioned severe and prolonged economic decline across fifteenth century England. Early chapters discuss trends in lending and borrowing, and the use of credit to fund domestic trade through detailed analysis of the Statute Staple and rich primary sources. The author then adopts a broad-based geographic lens to examine provincial credit before focusing on London's development as the commercial powerhouse in late medieval business. Academics and students of modern economic change and historic financial revolutions alike will see that the years from 1353 to 1532 encompassed immense upheaval and change, reminiscent of modern recessions. The author carefully guides the reader to see that these shifts are the precursors of economic change in the early modern period, laying the foundations for the financial world as we know it today.

South Asia in Global Power Rivalry - Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Imtiaz Hussain South Asia in Global Power Rivalry - Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Imtiaz Hussain
R2,334 Discovery Miles 23 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This edited volume examines global power-rivalry in and around South Asia through Bangladeshi lenses using imperfect and overlapping interest concentric-circles as a template. Dynamics from three transitions -the United States exiting the Cold War, China emerging as a global-level power, and India's eastern interests squaring off with China's Belt Road Initiative, BRI-help place China, India, and the United States (in alphabetical order) in Bangladesh's "inner-most" circle, China, India, and the United States in a "mid-stream" circle, and the United States and Latin America, among other countries, in the "outer-most" circle, depending on the issue. In an atmosphere of short-term gains over-riding long-term considerations, the desperate, widespread search for infrastructural funding inside South Asia enhances China's value, raises local heat, releases new challenges, with costly default consequences looming, issue-specific analysis overtaking formal bilateral relations and a stubborn uncertainty riddling the Bangladeshi air as its policy preferences stubbornly show more certainty.

Sustainability Standards and Global Governance - Experiences of Emerging Economies (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2020): Archna Negi,... Sustainability Standards and Global Governance - Experiences of Emerging Economies (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2020)
Archna Negi, Jorge Antonio Perez Pineda, Johannes Blankenbach
R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
E-Commerce - Fundamentals and Applications (Paperback): Henry Chan, Raymond Lee, Tharam Dillon, Elizabeth Chang E-Commerce - Fundamentals and Applications (Paperback)
Henry Chan, Raymond Lee, Tharam Dillon, Elizabeth Chang
R1,394 R1,275 Discovery Miles 12 750 Save R119 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learning how to build useful e-commerce applications is challenging and exciting because it involves knowing a little about a lot of different computing technologies including networking, security, programming, human computer interface design and database design. This is a book that brings breadth in its coverage of technologies and discusses how to integrate them to achieve business aims.

It covers the full range of relevant web technologies and protocols and it focuses particularly on techniques that are most suitable for e-commerce application building.

"highly recommendable ...The major strength of the book is the fact that it is comprehensive, and that by following the code examples, readers will be able to actually see how e-commerce web sites can be put together. "
Fintan Clear , Brunel University

"the text clearly provides an extremely full and appropriate coverage of the issues. As such it has major market potential as a core text for both postgraduate and undergraduate e-commerce programmes."
Ian Chaston, Reader in Management University of Plymouth, UK

"a very comprehensive and up to date description of the use of the internet to buy and sell goods and services. It covers all the major types of e-commerce, Business to Business (B2B), Business to Consumer (B2C), Consumer to Business (C2B) and Consumer to Consumer (C2C)."
David Wortley, Mass Mitec.

"the technical content is excellent"
Maxime Bombardier, Senior Computer Systems Analyst, Sintaks, a Canon USA Division

Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resources Sector - Strategic and Economic Opportunities (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resources Sector - Strategic and Economic Opportunities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Irina Heim
R2,537 Discovery Miles 25 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores opportunities for diversifying modern Kazakhstan's economy, which is still heavily dependent on its natural resources, as well as looking at economic opportunities for the whole Central Asian region arising from the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The book is comprised of four parts. Part 1 explores the first main theme of the book: development of the economy based on the resource sector with the example of Kazakhstan. Part 2 examines opportunities for diversification arising from BRI: a rise of transport and communication industries alongside the new Belt and Road economic route. Part 3 explores the view from China on the perspectives of regional development, not least the economic reasons for the launch of this programme, investments and planned effects. Part 4 discusses other internal sources for diversification of the economy in Kazakhstan based on development of local industry in the oil and gas sector, small- and medium-sized enterprises and tertiary sector of the economy. This book will be of value for students, academics, policy-makers, and practitioners focused on economic development and business in the Central Asian region, as well as those who are working on the design of instruments for economic development in their own countries.

Globalization, Productivity and Production Networks in ASEAN - Enhancing Regional Trade and Investment (Paperback, 1st ed.... Globalization, Productivity and Production Networks in ASEAN - Enhancing Regional Trade and Investment (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Fithra Faisal Hastiadi
R2,114 Discovery Miles 21 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the challenges that ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members need to overcome in order to sustain and intensify economic growth. The ASEAN market is widely regarded as a new hub of growth, not least in light of increasing protectionism and declining economic growth of the three largest countries in Northeast Asia (China, Japan, and South Korea). Contributors address a range of issues with a concentrated focus on evidence from Indonesia, including globalisation, increasing populism, trade, FDI, the benefits of the production network, and related issues such as spill-over, crises, innovation and technology, and selected sectoral commodity and policy analysis of Indonesia. This book analyses and explains the relationship between trade and foreign direct investment, and technical changes, with regard to improving 'productivity' in the supply-side economic growth model using, in particular, Indonesia as the de facto leader of ASEAN. This book will be of interest to academics and students specialising in international economics and international development.

Collaborative R&D - Manufacturing's New Tool (Hardcover): Gene Allen, Rick Jarman Collaborative R&D - Manufacturing's New Tool (Hardcover)
Gene Allen, Rick Jarman
R3,012 R2,695 Discovery Miles 26 950 Save R317 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ability to collaborate, particularly in new manufacturing technology development, is becoming a corporate competence that will determine which companies survive in the next decade. With the advent of the telecommunications and information infrastructure realized in the 1990s, companies that can effectively collaborate to get new technologies applied will stand a greater chance of remaining competitive in today's market.

Collaborative R&D offers the methods and metrics for developing collaborative technology programs and partnerships, both within the industry and between major competitors. R&D experts Allen and Jarman provide a complete map for collaboration, taken from their collective years of experience in creating, promoting, and managing many collaborative R&D initiatives over the past decade. They include the guidelines for determining what technology development areas are appropriate for collaboration, and what ingredients need to be in place for it to be successful.

The authors' experiences are detailed in a format that walks the reader through the process of identifying, starting, and managing collaborative R&D programs. Having developed these programs with companies like Ford, Texas Instruments, Boeing, AT&T, and Kodak, Allen and Jarman include numerous real-world examples, which show how to choose collaborative partners, how to use the government in establishing R&D programs, successful management techniques, means of addressing intellectual property, and how to address accounting concerns.

The book also illustrates the significant benefits of collaborative R&D, helping managers and technology professionals realize its value by enabling them to make the most knowledgeable decisions and take the best actions possible, in any given situation. Among some of the benefits that have resulted from the authors' collaborative programs:

  • Pratt & Whitney developed software tools that enabled them to keep one of their plants from closing.
  • Ford reduced a two-week design process to four hours.
  • An acceleration by at least a year in 32 key Printed Wiring Board research tasks resulted in research savings of about $35.5 million.

    Collaborative R&D is valuable reading for any business that plans to thrive in a new global economy where all available financial and human assets will need to be leveraged for the greatest return—and with minimal risk.

    "R&D means innovation, productivity, and growth—the three things our economy needs the most. This important new book explains how and why the R&D revolution is transforming American industry, a theme everyone who cares about the future of our economy should understand." —Jerry Jasinowski, President, National Association of Manufacturers.

    "Allen and Jarman provide the definitive pathway to competitive advantage through collaborative R&D, the new tool for cost-effective innovation in the twenty-first century." —Leo Reddy, President, National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing.

    "Collaboration among companies is very new in American industry. Most companies are still striving to have their own employees collaborate with each other. This book portrays the strength and power of intercompany collaboration." —Jack E. Swindle, Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments.

    "This is a must read for any entrepreneur thinking of becoming involved in cross-organizational collaboration, for any corporate executive concerned about how cross-organizational R&D collaboration will help his company to remain competitive in the future, and for any manager who is responsible for managing people involved in cross-organizational collaborative efforts." —Dr. Ann Majchrzak, Professor of Information Systems, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

    "Collaborative R&D is mandatory reading for any enterprise leader looking to expand and leverage market influence." —Mike McEvoy, Vice President, Advanced Engineering and Design Center, Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Solutions for Sustainability - How the International Trade, Energy and Climate Change Regimes Can Help (Paperback, 1st ed.... Solutions for Sustainability - How the International Trade, Energy and Climate Change Regimes Can Help (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Rafael Leal-Arcas
R2,348 Discovery Miles 23 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores links and synergies between international trade and two of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century: achieving sustainable energy (i.e., energy that is affordable, secure, and clean) and mitigating climate change. It takes the unique approach of not only examining how international trade can help achieve energy and climate goals, but also the impact of emerging tools and technologies such as smart grids and demand response, and the potential role and impact of citizens and prosumers. The book analyzes energy- and trade-related regulations in a range of jurisdictions to assess how conducive the regulation is towards achieving sustainable energy, and identifies gaps and overlaps in the existing legal framework.

Performance Management in Retail and the Consumer Goods Industry - Best Practices and Case Studies (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019):... Performance Management in Retail and the Consumer Goods Industry - Best Practices and Case Studies (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Michael Buttkus, Ralf Eberenz
R1,321 Discovery Miles 13 210 Ships in 7 - 11 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.

Finding Wellness in a Pandemic and Beyond (Paperback): Sherri James Finding Wellness in a Pandemic and Beyond (Paperback)
Sherri James
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pottery, Livelihoods, and Landscapes - A Case Study from the Peruvian Andes (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Martha G. Bell Pottery, Livelihoods, and Landscapes - A Case Study from the Peruvian Andes (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Martha G. Bell
R1,120 R1,043 Discovery Miles 10 430 Save R77 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the pottery trade activities of the residents of the community of San Bartolome de los Olleros in Piura, Peru. Based on extensive interviews with potters and traders, it explains why the barter of pots continues to be practiced, and explores how pottery production and exchange practices may now be changing. The book provides a unique and detailed analysis of the interconnections between handicraft production, rural trade networks, and agriculture in an Andean context. Pots are mainly bartered for food crops within a non-monetary peasant economy distinct from the "conventional" market. This practice is an important food source for pottery traders; thus trader livelihoods are placed at the center of this qualitative study of pottery distribution. Of primary importance are: 1) the decision-making processes surrounding exchange activities, 2) how exchange choices produce distinct spatial patterns, and 3) how the marketing of pots impacts livelihoods.

The Consumer Trap - BIG BUSINESS MARKETING IN AMERICAN LIFE (Paperback): Michael Dawson The Consumer Trap - BIG BUSINESS MARKETING IN AMERICAN LIFE (Paperback)
Michael Dawson
R566 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Consumer Trap blows the lid off the trillion-dollar-a-year business marketing industry, explaining how it continues to soak up economic and environmental resources and dominate the personal lives of citizens. Flouting conventional mainstream and radical thinking about consumer culture, Michael Dawson reveals how corporate marketing embodies and extends into personal life the scientific management principles famously enunciated by Frederick Winslow Taylor, whose earliest disciples predicted the big business marketing revolution. After revealing why corporate capitalism fuels an ever-increasing marketing race, Dawson provides a step-by-step account of how this behemoth works and expands. Using firsthand evidence, he explains in detail how big business marketing campaigns penetrate and profoundly affect the lives of ordinary Americans. Dawson argues that if people are to escape the costly consumer trap set by the overclass, they will need to renew class struggle from below, inventing new institutions for democratically governing and implementing major economic decisions. A blueprint for reinventing the study and debate of the sociocultural effects of corporate marketing practices, The Consumer Trap makes big business marketing a target of direct historical and sociological scrutiny.

Electronic Commerce - Opportunity and Challenges (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Syed Mahbubhur Rahman, Mahesh S Raisinghani Electronic Commerce - Opportunity and Challenges (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Syed Mahbubhur Rahman, Mahesh S Raisinghani
R1,482 R1,187 Discovery Miles 11 870 Save R295 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With electronic commerce growing exponentially, staying competitive through an effective e-business strategy is a tough challenge. Electronic commerce represents one of the most promising directions for generating competitive advantage at the micro level of the organization and for increasing productivity at the macro level of the economy. This is a study of the critical fundamental elements that could impact a user's perception of business-to-business and business-to-consumer electronic commerce. It examines key components and concepts of e-commerce, evaluating the critical success factors of global e-commerce, the economics of e-commerce, and the practical issues involved with e-commerce in various applications.

No Sweat - Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers (Paperback): Andrew Ross No Sweat - Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers (Paperback)
Andrew Ross
R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you aware that the T-shirt or running shoes you're wearing may have been produced by a 13-year-old children working 14-hour days for 30 cents an hour? The clothing sweatshop, as a recent string of media exposes has revealed, is back in business. Don't be fooled by a label which says the item was made in the USA or Europe. It could have been sewed on in Haiti or Indonesia--or in a domestic workshop, where conditions rival those in the third world. The label might tell you how to treat the garment but it says nothing about how the worker who made it was treated. To find out about that you need to read this book. "No Sweat" will show you:
How Michael Jordan earned more for endorsing Nike running shoes than the company's 30,000 Indonesian workers get between them in a year.
How Disney CEO Michael Eisner's annual pay and stock options, worth $200 million, are paid for out of profits from the sale of Pocahontas and Hunchback of Notre Dame T-shirts made by Haitian teenagers working for less than $10 per week and force-fed contraceptive pills.
How companies like the Gap and Wal-Mart (producer of the Kathie Lee Gifford line) have been forced into embarrassing concessions after successful campaigning by the New York-based National Labor Committee, the American garment workers union UNITE and the European-based Clean Clothes Campaign.
How you can join the growing global campaign of consumer groups, human rights activists, and international labor organizations to close down sweatshops and guarantee basic rights for those who cut and sew our clothes.
In hard-hitting words and pictures, "No Sweat" surveys the chasm between the glamor of the catwalk and the squalor of the sweatshop.
Don't go shopping without it

French Fur Traders and Voyageurs in the American West (Paperback): LeRoy R. Hafen French Fur Traders and Voyageurs in the American West (Paperback)
LeRoy R. Hafen; Introduction by Janet Lecompte
R604 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Frenchmen were far ahead of Englishmen in the early Far West, not only prior in time but greater in numbers and in historical importance," writes Janet Lecompte in her introduction to "French Fur Traders and Voyageurs in the American West." They were the first to navigate the Mississippi and its tributaries, and they founded St. Louis and New Orleans. Though France lost her North American possessions in 1763, thousands of her natives remained on the continent. Many of them were voyageurs for Hudson's Bay Company, whose descendants would join American fur trade companies plying the trans-Mississippi West. This volume documents the fact that in the nineteenth century Frenchmen dominated the fur trade in the United States. Twenty-two biographies, collected from LeRoy R. Hafen's classic ten-volume The "Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West," represent a variety of origins and social classes, types of work, and trading areas. Here are trappers who joined John Jacob Astor's ill-fated fur venture on the Pacific, St. Louis traders who hauled goods to Spanish New Mexico along the Santa Fe Trail, and those who traded with Indians in the western plains and mountains.

Networking the Farm - The Social Structure of Cooperation and Competition in Iowa Agriculture (Paperback): Randy Ziegenhorn Networking the Farm - The Social Structure of Cooperation and Competition in Iowa Agriculture (Paperback)
Randy Ziegenhorn
R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Published in 1999, this book presents the results of an ethnographic study of the emergence of co-operative production networks among hog farm workers in Iowa. In it the author assesses both the internal organizational requirements for the successful network formation and the potential for networks to give farmers a competitive edge in the swine industry. Departing from the traditional emphasis on individual decision making in agricultural economies and economic anthropology, this book emphasizes instead the institutional setting in which such networks are formed. The author argues that networks succeed when they are closely tied to and reflective of local social structure. Those networks that attempt to employ a master plan designed by experts often fail. Although many succesful networks exist, networking has yet to achieve the economic clout enjoyed by large scale corporate swine producers. The author describes the availability of credit for new swine production ventures in Iowa and shows the extent to which large scale producers have developed network-like connections with banks, packers, and contract producers.

The Company of Adventurers - A Narrative of Seven Years in the Service of the Hudson's Bay Company during 1867-1874... The Company of Adventurers - A Narrative of Seven Years in the Service of the Hudson's Bay Company during 1867-1874 (Paperback)
David Reed Miller; Isaac Cowie
R627 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Hudson's Bay Company had been operating for nearly two centuries when young Isaac Cowie joined it in 1867. He sailed from the Shetland Islands to Rupert's Land, finally reaching York Factory, where he awaited his assignment. Company of Adventurers describes the early, lusty history of the HBC and the years of Cowie's service, when manufactured goods were driving out the demand for furs and buffalo hides. It contains rare information about the Assiniboin and Plains Crees Indians during the period before their confinement to reservations.
Alive to the historical and ethnographic value of his writing, Cowie tells about his tenure as a clerk (later manager) at Fort Qu'Appelle in southern Saskatchewan, the colorful personalities who served with him, the wide-ranging fur brigades, remote outposts, and the Company's relations with Indian tribes. He was the first white man known to have set foot within the Swift Current District when in 1868 he hunted buffalo there. His dealings with the Metis during the Red River Rebellion placed him where history was being made.


In an introduction to this Bison Book edition, David Reed Miller discusses how Cowie fitted into a great commercial enterprise and how he became a victim of unpleasant circumstances that forced his retirement in 1891.

A Cross-Industry Analysis of Financial Ratios - Comparabilities and Corporate Performance (Hardcover): Rajib K. Doogar, David E... A Cross-Industry Analysis of Financial Ratios - Comparabilities and Corporate Performance (Hardcover)
Rajib K. Doogar, David E Jensen, J. Edward Ketz
R1,605 Discovery Miles 16 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether used as predictors or indicators of stock prices, financial risk, merger candidates, or bond yields, financial ratios have been, and continue to be, a popular tool for analyzing a firm and its performance. Practitioners and academics who employ financial ratios often compare and contrast across several industries, but such evaluations assume that the ratios of one industry measure the same underlying concepts as the ratios of another. This book provides evidence on the comparability of financial ratios across several industries, assessing the similarity or dissimilarity of ratios among industry taxonomies, or groups of ratios.

Extending previous studies that focused primarily on manufacturing firms, this work surveys a wide variety of both manufacturing and retail corporations, and determines the classification patterns of their respective financial ratios. The taxonomies of thirty two ratios, in seven representative industries, are examined for the ten-year period from 1978 through 1987. Two introductory chapters detail the nature of the research, the data utilized, variables employed, and statistical methodologies, as well as providing a brief summary of the results. A third chapter furnishes results for the entire economy by factors of return, cash flow, cash position, inventory, sales, liquidity, and debt; while seven separate chapters describe the study's conclusions for each of the primary industries: automobile and aerospace; chemical, rubber, and oil; electronics; food; retail; steel; and textile. The work concludes with a summary of the study and its conclusions, and an examination of the limitations of this type of research and possibilities for its extension. This book will be a valuable practical resource for accounting and finance professionals, as well as an important reference for courses in finance, accounting, and management. Public, academic, and business libraries will also find it a useful addition to their collections.

Die Neuerfindung Des Stationaren Einzelhandels - Kundenzentralitat Und Ultimative Usability Fur Stadt Und Handel Der Zukunft... Die Neuerfindung Des Stationaren Einzelhandels - Kundenzentralitat Und Ultimative Usability Fur Stadt Und Handel Der Zukunft (German, Paperback, 1. Aufl. 2017 ed.)
Gerrit Heinemann
R903 R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Save R64 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rising Asia and American Hegemony - Case of Competitive Firms from Japan, Korea, China and India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020):... Rising Asia and American Hegemony - Case of Competitive Firms from Japan, Korea, China and India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Paul Hong, Youngwon Park
R2,335 Discovery Miles 23 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides an overview of evolving patterns of trade partnership with historical perspective. It presents changing requirements of industry competitiveness and explains the vital relationships between trade partnerships and industry competitiveness. As well, it further examines the interactive relationships between trade partnerships and industry competitiveness. In recent years, with decreasing strategic alliances among nations and less visibility of international governance mechanisms (e.g., WTO) and counter to globalization, preferential trade agreements and free-trade agreements have proliferated among nations. At the same time, industrial competitiveness is becoming a serious strategic policy priority of nations-both advanced and emerging economies. Theoretical discussion focuses on the practices of global network capabilities for the top of the pyramid (ToP) and base of the pyramid (BoP). Special focus is on trade partnerships and industry competitiveness in the Asian economies (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia), three ASEAN nations (Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia), and Mexico. Extensive industry and firm-level case studies discuss ToP and BoP interface capabilities in the form of manufacturing and services life-cycle management, which extends value creation and delivery of manufacturing and services. This extension integrates the cloud ecosystem, such as timely data/information/knowledge flows via the virtual world; and ground value chains, such as the flow of complex real goods and services in the visible world.

Government and Merchant Finance in Anglo-Gascon Trade, 1300-1500 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Robert Blackmore Government and Merchant Finance in Anglo-Gascon Trade, 1300-1500 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Robert Blackmore
R2,540 Discovery Miles 25 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Late Middle Ages (c.1300-c.1500) saw the development of many of the key economic institutions of the modern unitary nation-state in Europe. After the 'commercial revolution' of the thirteenth century, taxes on trade became increasingly significant contributors to government finances, and as such there were ever greater efforts to control the flow of goods and money. This book presents a case study of the commercial and financial links between the kingdom of England and the duchy of Aquitaine across the late-medieval period, with a special emphasis on the role of the English Plantagenet government that had ruled both in a political union since 1154. It establishes a strong connection between fluctuations in commodity markets, large monetary flows and unstable financial markets, most notably in trade credit and equity partnerships. It shows how the economic relationship deteriorated under the many exogenous shocks of the period, the wars, plagues and famines, as well as politically motivated regulatory intervention. Despite frequent efforts to innovate in response, both merchants and governments experienced a series of protracted financial crises that presaged the break-up of the union of kingdom and duchy in 1453, with the latter's conquest by the French crown. Of particular interest to scholars of the late-medieval European economy, this book will also appeal to those researching wider economic or financial history.

The Prince of Slavers - Humphry Morice and the Transformation of Britain's Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1698-1732... The Prince of Slavers - Humphry Morice and the Transformation of Britain's Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1698-1732 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Matthew David Mitchell
R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Much scholarship on the British transatlantic slave trade has focused on its peak period in the late eighteenth century and its abolition in the early nineteenth; or on the Royal African Company (RAC), which in 1698 lost the monopoly it had previously enjoyed over the trade. During the early eighteenth-century transition between these two better-studied periods, Humphry Morice was by far the most prolific of the British slave traders. He bears the guilt for trafficking over 25,000 enslaved Africans, and his voluminous surviving papers offer intriguing insights into how he did it. Morice's strategy was well adapted for managing the special risks of the trade, and for duplicating, at lower cost, the RAC's capabilities for gathering information on what African slave-sellers wanted in exchange. Still, Morice's transatlantic operations were expensive enough to drive him to a series of increasingly dubious financial manoeuvres throughout the 1720s, and eventually to large-scale fraud in 1731 from the Bank of England, of which he was a longtime director. He died later that year, probably by suicide, and with his estate hopelessly indebted to the Bank, his family, and his ship captains. Nonetheless, his astonishing rise and fall marked a turning point in the development of the brutal transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans.

Italy-China Trade Relations - A Historical Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Donatella Strangio Italy-China Trade Relations - A Historical Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Donatella Strangio
R2,321 Discovery Miles 23 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the political connections and trade relations between Italy and China, with particular emphasis on the second half of the 19th century and the period following the Second World War. In recent years, economic relations between the two countries have intensified as a result of increasing exchange and trade agreements, with positive impacts on their political and diplomatic relations. By studying original public sources such as the Archives of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bank of Italy and the Central State Archives in Rome, the author offers a historical perspective on the evolution of the two countries' economic and political ties. The respective chapters address e.g. the role of international governmental authorities, the role of the Italian Bank of China, the impact of trade agreements and foreign investment projects, etc. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scholars of economic history and international economics, as well as political scientists and legal scholars with an interest in international diplomacy and trade agreements.

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