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In recent years, governments globally have been promoting the production and use of biofuels as a transport fuel. This has been motivated by a range of political, economic and environmental concerns, notably climate change, energy security and rural development. As a result, biofuels production and use have expanded considerably in just a few years, a development which has brought biofuels a great deal of negative attention. Whether it... more...


Private equity is a financing tool uniquely suited to unlocking value in and strengthening the performance of businesses in emerging market countries. Professionally managed private equity funds invest in companies of all sizes, which investors perceive as undervalued and ripe for restructuring, while private equity investors offer their portfolio companies their business expertise. These professionals have the experience and the... more...

Written by Emeritus Professor LIM Chong-Yah, Founding Chairman of the tripartite National Wages Council (NWC), this unique volume offers readers an insider's view of the genesis and the evolution of the wage determination mechanism and system in Singapore under the aegis of the NWC. As a tripartite body dealing with wages, wage policies and wage-related matters and promoting Growth with Equity, the NWC played a critical role in transforming industrial... more...

Research on the international transfer of technology in economics and management literature has primarily focused on the role of countries and that of companies, in particular multinational enterprises (MNEs). Similarly, economic and business historians have tended to view international technology transfer as a way for economically ‘backward’ countries to acquire new technologies in order to catch up with more developed economies.... more...


How can entrepreneurial ventures started in difficult transition economy contexts conquer international markets and eventually compete at world-class level? With this book, readers can follow the footsteps of 15 internationally successful companies from ten different Central and Eastern European countries and Russia which started in weak and uinstable geopolitical conditions, and were able to scale internationally and compete at their... more...

Management always entails a certain vision of the human being, along with a view of the nature and purpose of the business firm and society. This is evident from the very beginnings of management studies. So far, in practice, many scholars have focused on individual and collective human behavior, rather than in what an individual is, or what it means being a person or having free will. Human Foundations of Management explores the idea... more...

​This volume decentres the view of urbanisation in India from large agglomerations towards smaller urban settlements. It presents the outcomes of original research conducted over three years on subaltern processes of urbanization. The volume is organised in four sections. A first one deals with urbanisation dynamics and systems of cities with chapters on the new census towns, demographic and economic trajectories of cities and... more...

This best-selling book presents a balanced view of business—the strengths, weaknesses, successes, failures, problems, and challenges. Business Today is highly respected for its up-to-date, real-life examples, its in-depth coverage, and its lively, conversational writing style. Readers not only read about business but also experience it firsthand in every chapter through a variety of highly involving activities. Chapter topics cover conducting... more...

Genetically modified (GM) (or transgenic) crops are produced using plant biotechnology to select desirable characteristics in plants and transfer genes from one organism to another. As a result, crops can survive under harsher conditions, costs are lowered, chemical application is reduced, and yields are improved. Scientists are introducing genes into plants that will give them resistance to herbicides, insects, disease, drought and salt in the soil.... more...