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Growth is good. Through history, economic growth, in particular, has alleviated human misery, improved human happiness and opportunity, and lengthened human lives. Wealthier societies are more stable, offer better living standards, produce better medicines, and ensure greater autonomy, greater fulfillment, and more sources of fun. If we want to continue on our trends of growth, and the overwhelmingly positive outcomes for societies that come with it,... more...

This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in consulting, in such fields as marketing consulting, information technology, management consulting, logistics, supply chain, change management, health care and employee benefits consulting, human resources consulting and more. The book includes complete details on the prestigious management consulting sector, plus our analysis of the information technology consulting business, the needs of IT... more...

Conducted properly, information security risk assessments provide managers with the feedback needed to understand threats to corporate assets, determine vulnerabilities of current controls, and select appropriate safeguards. Performed incorrectly, they can provide the false sense of security that allows potential threats to develop into disastrous losses of proprietary information, capital, and corporate value. Picking up where its bestselling... more...

Critical Infrastructure (CI) is fundamental to the functioning of a modern economy, and consequently, maintaining CI security is paramount. However, despite all the security technology available for threats and risks to CI, this crucial area often generates more fear than rational discussion. Apprehension unfortunately prompts many involved in CI policy to default to old-fashioned intuition rather than depend on modern concrete risk... more...

PLUNKETT'S FOOD INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2015 Key findings: Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in Food and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term. Key Features: •Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence •Market forecasts and Industry Statistics •Industry Associations and Professional Societies List •In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies •Industry Glossary •Buyer... more...


This book looks at the challenges and possibilities facing leadership in Africa today by providing a rich history of the continent, the complexities the continent has experienced, and the great hope and encouragement that remains. It explores what African leadership is and the possible effects it has on leaders, followers, and organizations across the continent. While some maintain that leadership of and within Africa presents too many... more...

This original book presents in-depth research into thirteen successful Chinese private enterprises through interviews with their founder-entrepreneurs. While Chinese economic growth has focused primarily on governmental policies and institutional factors, Leadership of Chinese Private Enterprises proposes that the success of these firms was primarily due to the visible hands of these entrepreneurs. The authors present insights into... more...

This book offers a fresh perspective on the transnational character of organizations and firms, stressing the importance of the transnationality of marketing strategies for success. Takes into account increasing human mobility and its implications for marketing.

In this book the author investigates the role of entrepreneurship in the socio-economic development of emerging economies, highlighting its vital part in implementing development programs and policy initiatives. In search of efficient ways to stimulate entrepreneurial activities, Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies reviews recent academic research and accumulated policy implementation experiences to identify measures and instruments... more...

Over the last years, Creating Shared Value has become a much discussed concept in business practice as well as in management theory and especially in the context of corporate social responsibility. This book offers a contribution to the current academic discussions on the well-received article of Michael Porter and Marc Kramer in Harvard Business Review in 2011. In the light of the increasing references to the shared value... more...