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Straightforward advice on investing online wisely with the most updated information availableIf you're eager to take control of your investments but don't want to make it your full-time job, Investing Online For Dummies, 7th Edition will put you on your way. Completely updated to cover all the newest online tools and resources, this easy-to-understand guide gets you started with investing online and growing your online portfolio using the latest tools,... more...

Starting a business is one of the most exciting and fulfilling things one can do - and it can make the entrepreneur extremely rich.  Unfortunately it can also be very unpredictable, and statistically it is far more likely to end in failure than success.  So how does one shift the odds in their favor?  The answer is to learn from the people who have already succeeded. You Can Do It Too brings together the collective knowledge and wisdom of... more...

In the globalised world of business, production is becoming fragmented into discrete activities and can be spread geographically within and across national borders while remaining integrated organisationally within a multinational company or network of companies. Such globalised production networks are called supply chains or value-added networks. This world of supply chains raises both challenges and opportunities for U.S. policymakers, firms, and... more...

This textbook presents a compendium of important issues that were discussed at the 2nd International Cruise Conference in Plymouth (UK) between the 18th and 20th February 2010. The focus of the conference was to consider emerging issues, problems and solutions for the cruise industry at a time when trading conditions were perceived to be highly volatile.

This book investigates various drivers of innovation within small businesses, as well as the role that innovation plays in creating value in small businesses. The analysis suggests that additions in employee headcount increase innovation while growth in sales does not increase innovation. The analysis also finds that increases in research and development ('R&D') expenditures enhance small business value in certain industries, but not uniformly and not... more...


Research in economics is increasingly open to empirical results. The advances in behavioural approaches are expanded here by applying cognitive methods to financial questions. The field of 'cognitive finance' is approached by the exploration of decision strategies in the financial settings of spending, saving, and investing. Individual strategies in these different domains are searched for and elaborated to derive explanations for observed... more...

Experienced product designers are increasingly expected to be adept at incorporating a range of components into their designs. Students and experimenters too need to look beyond basic circuits and devices to achieve adequate design solutions. For those experienced in engineering design, this is the guide to electric motors. This book will allow engineers and designers to marry the technologies they know about with motor technology, and hence to... more...

Events ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the global economic crisis have taught businesspeople an unforgettable lesson: if you don’t plan for “extreme risk,” you endanger your organization’s very survival. But how can you plan for events that go far beyond anything that occurs in normal day-to-day business? In Learning from Catastrophes, two renowned experts present the first comprehensive strategic framework for assessing, responding to, and... more...

For the past two decades, executives have struggled to develop effective ways of sharing what their organizations know. Organizational leaders are now seeking ways to share knowledge with both internal and external stakeholders driven by concerns such as downsizing, the impending retirement of baby boomers, terrorism, and a host of other organizational challenges.Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know aims to provide relevant... more...

As organisations take a more strategic approach to managing people, human resource managers need a resource that focuses on this approach. This second edition does just that. It integrates unique new features and revises the content to make concepts easier to understand and apply. Increased coverage of diversity and globalisation is included. Additional discussions reflect the current economic and business environment and how that is impacting a... more...