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  1. Multinational Enterprises and Industrial Transformation

    Multinational Enterprises and Industrial Transformation

    Archanun Kohpaiboon
    MNEs have been involved in Thai manufacturing since the early 1960s but despite this significant involvement their role in the industrialization process remains a controversial issue. This book has three main foci: • to evaluate the impact of MNE involvement in Thai manufacturing • to gain insight into the principal mechanisms by which MNEs contribute to the industrialization process and obstacles that prevent them from functioning more effectively • to recommend policies for maximising the benefits from MNE involvement. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  2. Vertical Relationships and the Firm in the Global Economy

    Vertical Relationships and the Firm in the Global Economy

    Khalid Sekkat
    This book analyses the vertical relationships of firms in an international context. These relationships, Khalid Sekkat argues, have gained further relevance due to the notable increase in vertical specialization of production across borders in the past few years. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. Global Governance of Food and Agriculture Industries

    Global Governance of Food and Agriculture Industries

    Edited by Reba A. Carruth
    In the absence of a global government, the regulation of markets and industries depends on extensive regional and multilateral policy cooperation and regulatory harmonization to protect citizens, farmers and the collective good of nations. As the chapters in this book make clear, the solution to today’s food safety problems depends on more than just setting the right regulatory policy and industry standards. On the contrary, food safety now depends on creating the right kinds of transatlantic, regional and multilateral regulatory institutions and policy networks of food safety authorities to establish and enforce global regulations and industry standards. By focusing on the transatlantic, regional and multilateral regulation and governance of food safety, this book offers valuable insight into one of the most pressing international problems of today and sheds light on much larger questions about governance in a global economy. Chapters cover a wide array of countries and regions, from North and South America to Europe, Africa and Asia. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 232.00   Web: $ 208.80
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  4. Supply Chain Network Economics

    Supply Chain Network Economics

    Anna Nagurney
    This book is the first to bring an economics perspective in a rigorous manner to complex decision-making in the management of supply chains. It provides the foundations for the modeling of the interrelationships among decision-makers in supply chains, ranging from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, to the consumers, assuming individualized behavior. The models handle both competition and cooperation and provide the resulting product flows and prices in the chains. A unique network economics perspective is brought to the issue, setting the book apart from the numerous management and operations research volumes available. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  5. Social Capital, Networks and Economic Development

    Social Capital, Networks and Economic Development

    María Semitiel García
    This book analyses productive systems from a structural relational perspective, linking the structure and evolution of productive systems to economic development. An epistemological approach is adopted, which considers the social nature of economic actors and the importance of historical and geographical aspects. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  6. The Economics of Vertically Differentiated Markets

    The Economics of Vertically Differentiated Markets

    Luca Lambertini
    This original new book offers a comprehensive and engaging perspective on the theory of vertical differentiation. It enables the reader to grasp the key concepts and effects that product quality has both on firms’ behaviour and market structure, and the ways in which this relationship has evolved. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  7. New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology

    New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology

    Edited by Cristiano Antonelli, Dominique Foray, Bronwyn H. Hall, W. Edward Steinmueller
    This outstanding collection provides a fitting tribute to the diversity and depth of Paul David’s contributions. The papers included range from simulation models of the evolution of market structure in the presence of innovation, through historical investigations of knowledge networks and empirical analysis of contemporary networks, to the analysis of the diffusion of innovations using simulation and analytic models and of the diffusion of knowledge using patent data. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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  8. Refining Regulatory Regimes

    Refining Regulatory Regimes

    Edited by David Coen, Adrienne Héritier
    With regulation seeking to foster competition at the same time as also having to protect essential services, the authors investigate regulatory styles, costs of new regulatory functions and how firms in the new regulatory landscape access and influence regulatory authorities. The authors consider how EU pressures may hinder or help the functioning of new regulatory markets and the establishment of business–regulator relationships, as well as the broader policy implications for these new regulatory environments. The book also determines how regulatory authorities emerge and evolve under different state traditions and assesses, over time, the degree to which there is potential for convergence, divergence and continued differences as regulatory functions mature. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  9. Economic Development Through Entrepreneurship

    Economic Development Through Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Scott Shane
    Despite a wealth of efforts that examine separately the role entrepreneurs and universities play in economic development, no systematic effort has been made to examine the role universities play in promoting economic development through entrepreneurship. This book fills that gap, focusing on policy aspects of government–university partnerships with a discussion both of best practices and problematic strategies. The book begins by tracing the history of American government–university–industry partnerships that have promoted economic development. In succeeding chapters, well-known scholars focus on linkages in different domains such as: technology transfer, innovation networks, brain drain, cluster-based planning, and manufacturing. Practitioner commentaries follow many of the chapters in order to present an evaluation of the arguments from the perspective of someone directly involved in the fostering of these relationships. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  10. The Trouble with Trust

    The Trouble with Trust

    Frédérique Six
    The Trouble with Trust poses the question: if trust is considered to be important for successful cooperation, why don't high-trust work relationships predominate? Part of the explanation, the author argues, is that it is particularly difficult to build and maintain trust in work relations. This book addresses this problem by providing an in-depth, multi-level empirical analysis of the process by which trust builds up and breaks down in the interaction between people within organizations. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. The Greening of Markets

    The Greening of Markets

    Michael Kuhn
    The author introduces the model of an environmentally differentiated duopoly, in order to explicitly analyse the strategic interaction within such a market. He studies in detail the effects of environmental product standards, eco-labels, ‘green’ R&D subsidies and environmental taxation on firm behaviour, welfare and emissions. Non-technical sections providing the empirical context expertly complement the formal theoretical analysis of environmental policy making. The author goes on to present important new conclusions for environmental policy and an agenda for future research. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. Sustaining Growth and Performance in East Asia

    Sustaining Growth and Performance in East Asia

    Edited by Charles Harvie, Boon-Chye Lee
    This third book in the series focuses on how small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to achieving and sustaining growth and performance in their economies, as well as the ways in which governments can assist and enhance that contribution. This is of particular concern given the trauma suffered by East Asian economies in the wake of the financial and economic crisis of 1997–98. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  13. Corporate Governance Adrift

    Corporate Governance Adrift

    Michel Aglietta, Antoine Rebérioux
    Recent corporate governance scandals have brought to the fore the inherent contradictions of a capitalism dominated by financial markets. This challenging book by Michel Aglietta and Antoine Rebérioux argues that capitalism’s basic premise – that companies must be managed in the sole interest of their shareholders – is incongruent with the current environment of liquid markets, profit-hungry investors and chronic financial instability. The authors advocate rather that a company should be managed as an institution where common objectives are developed for all stakeholders, and that this democratic principle should be extended to the management of collective savings to reduce macro-financial instability. These two conditions, they contend, could make contemporary capitalism a vehicle for social progress. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. Competition and Corporate Governance in Korea

    Competition and Corporate Governance in Korea

    Edited by Sung-Hee Jwa, In K. Lee
    Competition and Corporate Governance in Korea critically reviews government policy towards the chaebol and provides a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and economic performance as well as the interaction of economic institutions with the chaebols’ incentive structure and management behaviour. Policy implications based on objective and rigorous empirical analyses of data on the chaebol are also discussed. Notwithstanding the fact that the chaebol have already undergone considerable governance, capital, and business portfolio restructuring, this volume suggests a road map for further restructuring, and the creation of a new incentive structure to help strengthen chaebol competitiveness. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  15. European Collaboration in Research and Development

    European Collaboration in Research and Development

    Edited by Yannis Caloghirou, Nicholas S. Vonortas, Stavros Ioannides
    The contributions collected in this volume focus explicitly on cooperative R&D in Europe. The first part of the book offers empirical evidence on the extent, scope and direction of this collaboration and explores the motives and problems of the participating firms, as well as the perceived benefits they have enjoyed. The second part deals with the difficult policy issues that diverse national R&D regimes create for successful cooperative research and international convergence. The extensive survey results of European firms allow the authors to compare collaborative research policies in various EU countries and contrast the policy design that has emerged in the EU with that of the USA. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  16. How Cartels Endure and How They Fail

    How Cartels Endure and How They Fail

    Edited by Peter Z. Grossman
    Why do some cartels fail and others succeed? This question has intrigued economists for a hundred years, and they have created an extensive body of theory to help explain cartel behaviour. This book looks at the experience of actual cartels and challenges their portrayal as found in the existing literature. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  17. The Future of Economic Growth

    The Future of Economic Growth

    Robert Boyer
    In this book, Robert Boyer follows the origins, course and collapse of the ‘new economy’ and proposes a new interpretation of US dynamism during the 1990s. He argues that the diffusion of information and communication technologies is only part of a story that also requires understanding of the transformation of the financial system, the reorganization of the management of firms and the emergence of a new policy mix. The book includes a long-term retrospective analysis of technological innovation, and an international comparison of OECD countries delivers an unconventional and critical assessment of the hope and the hype of the ‘new economy’. Learn More
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  18. The Political Economy of Institutional Change in the Electricity Supply Industry

    The Political Economy of Institutional Change in the Electricity Supply Industry

    Carlos Rufín
    The author shows that ideological considerations and bargaining over the distribution of economic rents accruing from certain institutional arrangements are powerful shapers of institutional change. At the same time, the legacy of the past does not appear to have a clear or systematic effect on the direction of second-wave reforms that seek to transform existing economic institutions. If distributional conflicts can be resolved, these conclusions provide grounds for optimism about the ability to create new institutions even in countries where little favorable precedent exists. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  19. Merger Remedies in American and European Union Competition Law

    Merger Remedies in American and European Union Competition Law

    Edited by François Lévêque, Howard Shelanski
    This impressive volume presents a detailed comparative analysis of merger remedies in the EU and US, motivated by the fact that a growing number of mergers are being scrutinised and reviewed under both jurisdictions. Merger remedies on either side of the Atlantic play an increasingly important role in the implementation of public policy with regard to the economic concentration of industry. The book provides an understanding of merger remedies in general, and of procedural and substantive differences in the approach of the EU and the US. The editors have gathered together leading European and American practitioners and scholars to comprehensively discuss this issue. They aim to help policymakers decide if, and how, current practices can be improved, and to help firms and their counsel better prepare cases and predict outcomes. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  20. The Industrial Dynamics of the New Digital Economy

    The Industrial Dynamics of the New Digital Economy

    Edited by Jens Frøslev Christensen, Peter Maskell
    This book investigates the implications of digital technologies on the industrial and business dynamics of modern economies. In-depth studies analyse how deep-rooted work practices of the Old Economy have been dramatically challenged when confronted with the entrepreneurial wave of the New Economy. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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