Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, this work describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. Along the way, it provides an introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, and equity.
Der Guide für zukunftsorientiertes, verantwortungsbewusstes Wirtschaftsdenken in der Modebranche - A guide to future-oriented, responsible economic thinking in the fashion industry
Author: Jana Kern,Alex Vogt
Pubpsher: dfv Mediengruppe Fachbuch
Category: Business & Economics
Das Buch Future. Fashion. Economics. interpretiert den Nachhaltigkeitsbegriff neu: Die Autoren Jana Kern und Alex Vogt verknüpfen Innovationsgeist mit neuen Denkmustern und entwerfen ein zukunftsorientiertes Bild der Mode- und Textilbranche. Anhand von Szenarien, Best-Practice-Beispielen, Dossiers und Experteninterviews zeigen sie aktuelle Entwicklungen auf und geben Empfehlungen für erfolgreiches, verantwortungs-bewusstes Handeln. Eine Pflichtlektüre für Entscheider und Strategieverantwortliche aus Mode, Handel und Kreativwirtschaft sowie alle, die Unternehmensführung und Wertschöpfung aus einer anderen Perspektive betrachten wollen. Future.Fashion.Economics. re-defines the concept of sustainability. Authors Jana Kern and Alex Vogt combine the spirit of innovation with new thinking patterns and paint a future-oriented picture of the fashion and textile industry. Based on scenarios, best-practice examples, dossiers and expert interviews, they highlight current developments and make recommendations for successful, responsible action. This book is a must-read for decision makers and strategists in fashion, retail and creative businesses, and for all those who want to take a different perspective on corporate management and value creation.
Release on 2006 | by Wladimir Andreff,Stefan Szymanski
Author: Wladimir Andreff,Stefan Szymanski
Pubpsher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
The editors should be commended for taking on such a big task, and succeeding so well. This book should be in the library of every institution where students have to write a paper that may be related to sport, or on the shelf of any lecturer teaching economics or public finance who has even a remote interest in sport. The material is very accessible, and useful in many different settings. Ruud H. Koning, Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik Edward Elgar s brilliant market niche is identifying a topic in economics, finding editors who know the area backwards and challenging them to assemble the best cross-section of relevant articles either already published or newly commissioned. Handbook on the Economics of Sport is Edward Elgar at its very best. If you love economics you ll find many fascinating insights here; if you love sport but know little economics then this book is mostly accessible and will teach you a lot; and if you are a sports-mad economist then you will be in hog heaven. Furthermore, if, like this reviewer, you are broadly very sceptical about the reports consultants produce for governments on the supposed economic windfall from hosting a big event or subsidising a stadium then you will get a lot of good counter-arguments in this volume. Indeed there are several chapters on the above theme that I m sure I ll be copying frequently to government officials in years to come. . . The demand for sport is a fascinating subject and it is hard to pick out just one chapter from the second section. Read them all they make a wonderful 65-page treat. . . Part VI was a real feast, a smorgasbord. . . This is a magnificent piece of work and the 36-page index rounds it all off splendidly. John Blundell, Economic Affairs The book covers the most important areas of research of an emerging economic sub-discipline spanning the past half a century. It serves admirably the purpose of an introduction into the rich and growing area of reflection for all concerned. . . the editors and authors of the Handbook have done a commendable job of accumulating sophisticated material for many economists, managers, politicians and self-conscious fans, who are sure to find excellent training ground for the whole heptathlon. . . This book will be invaluable for advanced students investigating professional sport. From the point of view of lawyers, particularly those engaged with the relationship between law and sports governance, the Handbook offers invaluable analysis of the economic issues that are alluded to in those debates but rarely examined in detail. . . These insights will also prove useful for policy analysts and sports administrators for whom many sections should be considered mandatory reading. Aleksander Sulejewicz, Journal of Contemporary European Research Over 800 pages on the economics of sport. What a feast! What a treat! The editors have done a wonderful job both in terms of breadth from David Beckham to child labour in Pakistan and depth, tournaments and luxury taxes for example. . . The 86 chapters are uniformly of a very high standard and illuminating. And there are real gems in some of the contributions. British Journal on the Economics of Sport This very interesting and comprehensive book achieves its objective, namely to present an overview of research in sports economics at an introductory level. . . [The editors] have produced an excellent reference book that belongs in all academic institutions libraries. It provides extensive introduction to the growing body of literature in the rising field of economics of sport. The book s relevant monographs should be read by institutions, cities and countries prior to their committing major resources towards sports facilities or a sporting event. James Angresano, Journal of Sports Economics One could think of this book as the sports-and-economics counterpart to Joy of Cooking, because it will satisfy the needs of those with a keen interest in such subjects as the
Sloman's Economics has proven to be an extremely popular text, with consistently positive feedback from students. Comprehensive and completely up-to-date, this edition is the ideal introduction for students studying economics for the first time. And it's carefully designed to enhance learning and help your students to improve their marks too! Suitable for use on principles of economics courses on single or joint honours economics degree programmes, or on introductory economics courses as a part of a business, social science or other degree programme.
Release on 2015-06-05 | by Ulrich Duchrow,Martin Hoffmann
Author: Ulrich Duchrow,Martin Hoffmann
Pubpsher: LIT Verlag Münster
Luther systemically criticizes early capitalism. He is aware of the religious character of capitalism on the basis of the first commandment. His writings on trade and usury (finance) only marginally affected later Protestantism (cf. e.g. Winstanley in the 17th century) but mainline Lutheranism did not follow this critical line. Only recently the potentials of Luther's position for the theological critique of neoliberalism and for a political ethics of partisanship and reconciliation were rediscovered. 5 sections in English, 5 in German (Series: Radicalizing Reformation, Vol. 3) [Subject: Theology, Lutheranism]
Release on 2006 | by N. Gregory Mankiw,Mark P. Taylor
Author: N. Gregory Mankiw,Mark P. Taylor
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning EMEA
Now firmly established as one of the leading economic principle texts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, this second edition includes new case studies and news articles providing relevant and topical insights into real life economics from UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa.
As Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board in the late 1970s, Alfred E. Kahn presidedover the deregulation of the airlines and his book, published earlier in that decade, presented thefirst comprehensive integration of the economic theory and institutional practice of economicregulation. In his lengthy new introduction to this edition Kahn surveys and analyzes thederegulation revolution that has not only swept the airlines but has transformed American publicutilities and private industries generally over the past seventeen years.While attitudes towardregulation have changed several times in the intervening years and government regulation has waxedand waned, the question of whether to regulate more or to regulate less is a topic of constantdebate, one that The Economics of Regulation addresses incisively. It clearly remains the standardwork in the field, a starting point and reference tool for anyone working in regulation.Kahn pointsout that while dramatic changes have come about in the structurally competitive industries - theairlines, trucking, stock exchange brokerage services, railroads, buses, cable television, oil andnatural gas - the consensus about the desirability and necessity for regulated monopoly in publicutilities has likewise been dissolving, under the burdens of inflation, fuel crises, and thetraumatic experience with nuclear plants. Kahn reviews and assesses the changes in both areas: he isparticularly frank in his appraisal of the effect of deregulation on the airlines.His conclusiontoday mirrors that of his original, seminal work - that different industries need different mixes ofinstitutional arrangements that cannot be decided on the basis of ideology.Alfred E. Kahn is RobertJulius Thorne Professor of Political Economy at Cornell University and Special Consultant toNational Economic Research Associates.
Release on 2010-05-11 | by Nouriel Roubini,Stephen Mihm
A Crash Course in the Future of Finance
Author: Nouriel Roubini,Stephen Mihm
Category: Business & Economics
This myth shattering book reveals the methods Nouriel Roubini used to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified his profession and the larger financial community by predicting the current crisis well in advance of anyone else. Unlike most in his profession who treat economic disasters as freakish once-in-a-lifetime events without clear cause, Roubini, after decades of careful research around the world, realized that they were both probable and predictable. Armed with an unconventional blend of historical analysis and global economics, Roubini has forced politicians, policy makers, investors, and market watchers to face a long-neglected truth: financial systems are inherently fragile and prone to collapse. Drawing on the parallels from many countries and centuries, Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm, a professor of economic history and a New York Times Magazine writer, show that financial cataclysms are as old and as ubiquitous as capitalism itself. The last two decades alone have witnessed comparable crises in countries as diverse as Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan, and Argentina. All of these crises-not to mention the more sweeping cataclysms such as the Great Depression-have much in common with the current downturn. Bringing lessons of earlier episodes to bear on our present predicament, Roubini and Mihm show how we can recognize and grapple with the inherent instability of the global financial system, understand its pressure points, learn from previous episodes of "irrational exuberance," pinpoint the course of global contagion, and plan for our immediate future. Perhaps most important, the authors-considering theories, statistics, and mathematical models with the skepticism that recent history warrants—explain how the world's economy can get out of the mess we're in, and stay out. In Roubini's shadow, economists and investors are increasingly realizing that they can no longer afford to consider crises the black swans of financial history. A vital and timeless book, Crisis Economics proves calamities to be not only predictable but also preventable and, with the right medicine, curable.