The economic take-off of Beijing and other BRIC countries shakes the global economic map. To develop a sustainable economy, they need, as the old industrial countries, raw material that abounds Africa. This book proposes to disentangle the African partner's economic strategies and to penetrate the mysteries of diplomacy and international business relations.
En plaçant la concertation au coeur des systèmes économiques, managériaux, politiques et sociaux, l'auteur démontre qu'en décidant ensemble, les parties prenantes prennent l'engagement de partager les responsabilités qui en découlent et sont dès lors toutes gagnantes. Pour lui, la concertation est, d'une part, un moyen de lutter contre l'autoritarisme et, d'autre part, un moyen par lequel l'autorité peut justifier ses actions. (Articles en anglais et en français).
Finance and real estate that this book aims to analyse are two significant variables for the economic growth of an emerging economy like China during its four decades' reform and opening-up.
Chapter One will analyze China's restructuring in finance: banking & credit system reforms, WTO-oriented reforms, among others - a thorny issue for Chinese State-owned banks and enterprises.
Chapter Two will focus on China's restructuring in real estate. As a controversial sector in China, real estate is a pillar of growth but faces a risky bubble. In fact, different variables have contributed to the expansion of the Chinese housing market. Finally, policy recommendations will be advanced.
Rich in culture and scenery, Nunavik has identified tourism as one of the main and best suited avenue for economic development. This book is meant to offer a range of perspectives on how challenges can be met and how solutions can be implemented for the benefit of all local interests.
This work offers a summary of the book «THE LONG TAIL: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More» by Chris Anderson.
Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. He previously worked for seven years for The Economist and six years for Nature and Science magazines.
In The Long Tail, Anderson demonstrates that the real mother lode of commercial success for twenty-first century businesses will be in multiple-niche marketing rather than trying to score a few mass market hits.
According to Anderson, a new business model is arising based on the economics of abundance rather than scarcity. This new model rests on the idea it will be better and more profitable to sell a few copies each into a million niche markets than it will be to try and develop one product which you sell two or three million copies. The great success stories of the future will be the companies which are aligned with the long tail of the demand curve rather than those which bring hit products to market.
In this interesting book, Anderson manages to explain a murky trend in clear language. The Long Tail makes entrepreneurs and the rest of us think about this new business model.
Economist and Nobel Prize winner This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding the life and works of Joseph Stiglitz. In 50 minutes you will be able to: o Recognize and understand the main ideas behind the contributions of Joseph Stiglitz and his New Keynesian approach o Identify the impact his work had on both economics and politics, and the new concepts and tools that he conceptualized o Understand the limits of his contributions and the criticisms held by other experts in his field, as well as the many extensions and related ideas that have been developed ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | Economic Culture 50MINUTES.COM provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications are easy to use and they will save you time. They provide elements of theory and case studies, making them excellent guides to understand key concepts in just a few minutes. They are the starting point for readers to develop their skills and expertise.
Cet ouvrage collectif en langue anglaise se compose d'un ensemble d'études concernant l'augmentation des inégalités économiques dans les sociétés capitalistes de l'Europe et de L'Amérique latine. Les auteurs enquêtent les causes de ces différences et les possibles réponses.
This OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy in Croatia offesr a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Croatia, focusing on the role of government. It suggests that EU integration opens a wiindow of opportunity for strengthening Croatia's science, technology and innovation systems, and recommends that Croatia improve governance, rebalance the innovation mix and do more to foster business innovation.
What is the worth of the social economy? What worth does the social economy produce? Co-operatives, not-for-profit and mutual benefits organizations as well as foundations share common values that colour the way they perform and how they manage to do so. Yet, little is known about how the social economy is actually being evaluated, and how evaluation may reinforce or weaken this specificity. This book fills a gap in the literature about the social economy. It seeks to make a critical assessment of the interests to which the social economy of today must cater and for which questions of evaluation appear to be the most telling. A first set of contributions is made up of four theoretical papers inspired by various disciplinary fields: management, economy, sociology, philosophy. A second set of contributions is composed of seven national analyses of how the social economy is evaluated in different institutional contexts: France, Québec (Canada), United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Portugal and Japan. The conclusion of the book summarizes the findings of this study and formulates some questions addressed to policy designers, evaluation specialists and social economy actors.
This fourth annual assessment of transparency and tax information policies carried out by the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information brings to 87 the number of countries covered by the report. Four new countries are covered in this edition: Estonia, India, Israel, and Slovenia. This edition also features for each country new summary assessments providing a snapshot of their legal and administrative framework. The report sets out on a series of tables, on a country-by-country basis, information on: laws and agreements permitting the exchange of information for tax purposes; access to bank information for tax purposes; access to ownership identity and accounting information; and availability of ownership, identity and accounting information relating to companies, trusts, partnerships and foundations.
This work is a summary of the book «WINNING» by Jack Welch and Suzy Welch.
In Winning, J. Welch and S. Welch raise a question: «What does it take to win?» This is the sole question everyone in business should be focused on each day. When your business wins, there are many great flow-on effects and benefits - people have the opportunity to grow, more jobs are created, more taxes are paid, shareholders get a return on their investment and the list goes on and on. Winning companies are literally the engine of a healthy economy, and the pinnacle of the free enterprise system.
In Winning, the authors encourage the readers to develop a personal business philosophy, and advise them on how to look at their company and their competition and how to build their company.
Pure and simple companies and people have to find a way to win day-in and day-out. There are no easy formulas that can be used, or any exotic or mysterious shortcuts involved. Winning can be brutally hard to achieve but when everything comes together and you win, great things happen. As Jack Welch puts it: «Business is a game, and winning that game is a total blast».
Is this a good idea for a company?
Do I have a sound business plan?
Is this a good startup to invest in?
These are questions that always surface in the world of seedling startups. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a business angel, an investor or even a Board member, this book presents a method you can use to make an objective analysis of any business plan. The simple to use Pimento Map can be filled in quickly and provides an immediate and in-depth analysis.
Even if no one can predict the future, this method can at least let you take a peek between the shades.
Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key climate policy issues including: an ideal set of climate policy tools; the size of the economic and environmental costs of incomplete country or sector coverage of climate change mitigation policies; how to concretely develop a global carbon market; the case for, and what can we reasonably expect from, R&D and technology support policies; and the incentives for major emitting countries to join a climate change mitigation agreement.
National Accounts data is more than just GDP. This book, to be published annually, and its related database present national accounts in a way that reflects the richness inherent in the data and the value that represents for analysts and policymakers. It responds to the Stiglitz Commission´s recommendation that policymakers look beyond GDP to get a fuller picture of the entire economy.
In particular is uses national accounts data to show important findings about households and governments, including important new series on gross adjusted household income and non-financial fixed assets of households. It presents each of the series on a two-page spread, with the page on the left providing information on the meaning, usage, and comparability of the data and the page on the right presenting data from 1995 onwards for the OECD countries as well as graphics highlighting differences among countries.
This book includes OECD´s unique StatLink service, which enables readers to download Excel(r) versions of tables and graphs. Look for the StatLink at the foot of each table and graph.
What impact has globalisation had on transport? And what have been the consequences for the environment? This book aims to answer these questions and more. It looks in detail at how globalisation has affected activity levels in maritime shipping, aviation, and road and rail freight, and assesses the impact that changes in activity levels have had on the environment. The book also discusses policy instruments that can be used to address negative environmental impacts, both from an economic perspective and from the point of view of international law.
Related reading :
Environmental Outlook to 2030 (2008) The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Options for Global Action beyond 2012 (2009)
Eco-innovation will be a key driver of industry efforts to tackle climate change and realise "green growth" in the post-Kyoto era. Eco-innovation calls for faster introduction of breakthrough technologies and for more systemic application of available solutions, including non-technological ones. It also offers opportunities to involve new players, develop new industries and increase competitiveness. Structural change in economies will be imperative in coming decades.
This book presents the research and analysis carried out during the first phase of the OECD Project on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-innovation. Its aim is to provide benchmarking tools on sustainable manufacturing and to spur eco- innovation through better understanding of innovation mechanisms. It reviews the concepts and forms an analytical framework; analyses the nature and processes of eco-innovation; discusses existing sustainable manufacturing indicators; examines methodologies for measuring eco-innovation; and takes stock of national strategies and policy initiatives for eco-innovation.
The world is currently facing the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Going for Growth 2010examines the structural policy measures that have been taken in response to the crisis, evaluates their possible impact on long-term economic growth, and identifies the most imperative reforms needed to strengthen recovery. In addition, it provides a global assessment of policy reforms implemented in OECD member countries over the past five years to boost employment and labour productivity. Reform areas include education systems, product market regulation, agricultural policies, tax and benefit systems, health care and labour market policies. The internationally comparable indicators provided enable countries to assess their economic performance and structural policies in a wide range of areas.
In addition, this issue contains three analytical chapters covering intergenerational social mobility, prudential regulation and competition in banking, and key policy challenges in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.
Se plantea como hipótesis de trabajo que la aceptación de reglas estrictas, los cambios en los hábitos productivos y las aptitudes a la negociación que exige la producción de café solidario, depende en gran parte de la existencia de recursos organizativos en el seno mismo de las sociedades rurales y de sus aptitudes para movilizarlos.
Durante el período 2000-2006, nuestro país vivió embarcado en una auténtica vorágine inmobiliaria que produjo que la media de los precios de los inmuebles superara 13 veces el salario de un trabajador. En el año 2007 tuvo lugar la famosa crisis financiera, la cual supuso un verdadero varapalo para el sector bancario internacional y, muy especialmente, para el nuestro. Las consecuencias en el mercado inmobiliario español no se hicieron esperar: se dejaron de vender pisos y los precios comenzaron a bajar.
Descubre mediante este libro, de la mano de un experto en mercado inmobiliario, las claves de lo que realmente está sucediendo en el mercado inmobiliario español, cómo los precios de los pisos han bajado más del 30% desde su cresta a mediados de 2006, el precio de los alquileres más del 35%, y entiende por qué bajarán aún más durante los próximos años.
Aprenderemos una serie de técnicas muy efectivas de negociación a la baja de precios de compra y de alquiler.
El libro contiene más de 700 referencias bibliográficas y constituye, tal vez, el mejor y más actualizado estudio sobre el mercado inmobiliario español.
Los trabajos de este libro permitirán al lector hacerse con una visión comparada de la relación que la inmigración, el funcionamiento de los mercados de trabajo y el servicio doméstico han establecido entre sí en el seno de diferentes ciudades europeas en el curso de los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX. La novedad de los mismos no solo se aprecia en los resultados que ofrecen, sino también en los métodos que buena parte de ellos emplean. El recurso a la información de las bases nominativas permite estudiar desde un punto de vista original cuestiones tales como las redes de paisanaje, los efectos de la movilidad social y laboral del servicio doméstico, la diferente plasmación de los proyectos migratorios de las mujeres o la relevancia que en ciertos casos tuvo la población flotante.
This 2014 OECD Economic Survey of Norway examines recent economic developements, policies and prospects. Special chapters cover real estate markets and financial risk and entrepreneurship.
This report assesses the extent to which Dutch water governance is fit for future challenges and sketches an agenda for the reform of water policies in the Netherlands. It builds on a one-year policy dialogue with over 100 Dutch stakeholders, supported by robust analytical work and drawing on international best practice.
National research systems face an increasingly competitive environment for ideas, talent and funds, and governments have shifted funds from institutional core funding to project funding, often on a competitive basis, or reward success in raising third-party funds in performance-based funding schemes. It is in this context that "research excellence initiatives" (REIs) have emerged. This is an instrument designed to encourage outstanding research by providing large-scale, long-term funding to designated research units. They provide funds for research and research-related measures, such as the improvement or extension of physical infrastructure, the recruitment of outstanding researchers from abroad and researcher training.
This report presents new evidence on how governments steer and fund public research in higher education and public research institutions through REIs. The report can help inform discussions on future government policy directions by providing information on how REIs work and on the functioning and characteristics of institutions that host centres of excellence. The findings show some of the benefits to be gained through REIs and note some pitfalls to be avoided.