Innovation: Economic Change and the Competitiveness of Firms and Nations: Ben Beiske
The Nation as a Business Firm:An Attempt to Cut a Path Through Jungle (Classic Reprint) W. H. Mallock
CSR and Firm Performance in a Developing Nation:Is there any linkage? Shawkat Kamal
Nations and Firms in the Global Economy, An Introduction to International Economics and Business:Economics, Economics CTI Reviews
Nations and Firms in the Global Economy:An Introduction to International Economics and Business Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, Charles Van Marrewijk, Arjen Van Witteloostuijn
Nations and Firms in the Global Economy:An Introduction to International Economics and Business Charles Van Marrewijk, Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, Arjen Van Witteloostuijn
Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter´s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter´s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter´s ´´diamond,´´ a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter´s concept of ´´clusters,´´ or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter´s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.
A riveting indictment of those responsible for our current financial mess Bailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today´s most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation - where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times. Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them. The definitive book on the financial crisis of 2008 Names the villains responsible for this tragedy-from financial regulators to politicians Shows how each bailout throughout modern history has impacted what happened in the future Examines why the consumer/taxpayer is left suffering in an economy of bubbles, bailouts, and possible inflationScathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000946/bk_adbl_000946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eavesdrop in the corridors of power... The nation´s top CEOs share their valuable insights, experiences, and techniques running large, powerful organizations with the President of the United States. James J. Schiro, CEO of leading consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, has compiled important advice that reveals the crucial factors that determine the success of the country´s top companies. In Memos to the President, chief executive officers from leading U.S. corporations apply their knowledge of managing complex organizations to the monumental challenges facing the federal government. In memos addressed directly to the president, they discuss major management issues and offer valuable insights and strategies that will help the president leverage technology to improve performance; create new programs for developing future leaders; improve internal communications; manage large-scale organizational change; and promote ethical behavior. This invaluable advice comes from major business figures, including: James B. Kelly of UPS, J.W. Marriott Jr. of Marriott International, Arthur Blank of Home Depot, Joseph D. Sargent of Guardian Life, and many others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wile/000024/bk_wile_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The nation´s top CE0s share valuable insights and strategies for solving cutting-edge management and leadership issues, and reveal their most important success secrets. Compiled by the CEO of top consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the memos relay wisdom relevant to the general business audience. Issues include how to leverage technology and improve performance; guide, stimulate, and measure innovations; promote new programs for managing and developing people; and more. This fascinating book includes memos from the CEOs of UPS, Home Depot, Lycos, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Xerox, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pent/000045/bk_pent_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.