The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349588024

Category: Law

Page: 7300

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The award-winning The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition is now available as a dynamic online resource. Consisting of over 1,900 articles written by leading figures in the field including Nobel prize winners, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. Regularly updated! This product is a subscription based product.

Uncertain Futures

Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy

Author: Jens Beckert,Richard Bronk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192552759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Uncertain Futures considers how economic actors visualize the future and decide how to act in conditions of radical uncertainty. It starts from the premise that dynamic capitalist economies are characterized by relentless innovation and novelty and hence exhibit an indeterminacy that cannot be reduced to measurable risk. The organizing question then becomes how economic actors form expectations and make decisions despite the uncertainty they face. This edited volume lays the foundations for a new model of economic reasoning by showing how, in conditions of uncertainty, economic actors combine calculation with imaginaries and narratives to form fictional expectations that coordinate action and provide the confidence to act. It draws on groundbreaking research in economic sociology, economics, anthropology, and psychology to present theoretically grounded empirical case studies. These demonstrate how grand narratives, central bank forward guidance, economic forecasts, finance models, business plans, visions of technological futures, and new era stories influence behaviour and become instruments of power in markets and societies. The market impact of shared calculative devices, social narratives, and contingent imaginaries underlines the rationale for a new form of narrative economics.

Solitary Witch

The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation

Author: Silver RavenWolf

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717622

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 608

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The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation This book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past. Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order. Features By the author of the best-selling Teen Witch and mother of four teen Witches A jam-packed learning and resource guide for serious young Witches All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification A training companion to Teen Witch and To Ride a Silver Broomstick

Community Economic Development

Author: Rhonda G. Phillips,Terry Besser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134905823

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The role of economic development in communities is multi-faceted, having an array of antecedents, impacts, and implications. This volume explores the relationships between economic development and community development, focusing on the aspects that impact communities such as social capital, participation, and business development. It discusses the need for aligning the goals of community betterment more closely with economic improvement and finding ways to enhance leadership and other resources. Including both current contributions and "classics," the evolution of the relationship between’ and roles of, the two kinds of development is explored. The articles in the volume present several theoretical perspectives of development. Most common among them are sustainable economic development and social capital theories. Utilizing these theories and data from various sources, the authors are able to suggest specific development strategies for improving community economic and quality of life outcomes. The volume offers an exploration of directions for future research, including the need for more theoretical and empirical work on the role of amenity development on rural community economic and quality-of- life outcomes. Practitioners of community and economic development, along with researchers and students will find this volume useful and relevant for both theory and application. This book is a compilation of articles published in the Journal of the Community Development Society.

Refounding Corporate Governance

The Metaphysics of Corporate Leadership

Author: Alexander Kouzmin

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608052478

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Re-founding Corporate Governance: the Metaphysics of Corporate Leadership is a deconstructive tour-de-force and leads the reader to an understanding of the further evolution of corporate governance in considered ways and brings them together in a coherent and understandable way. This book looks at the role of the individual in the organization and allows readers to reflect on their own role and interaction within their organization. It focuses particularly on leaders, managers and corporate board members and on how power and leadership in the corporation are operating now. the volume also looks comparatively at the governance dynamics of other organizations, such as the Catholic Church and Universities. The book provides an in-depth look at the way society's organizations operate in the most important spheres of society and, in so doing, presents a comprehensive understanding of governance. the book should prove to be very useful for scholars and professionals interested in management theory and organizational leadership studies.

Der neue Geist des Kapitalismus

Author: Luc Boltanski,Ève Chiapello

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744516245

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

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Der Geist des Kapitalismus verdankt seinen Triumph der Fähigkeit, die gegen ihn gerichtete Kritik aufzugreifen und zu verarbeiten. So hat das Maß der persönlichen Autonomie am Arbeitsplatz in den kapitalistischen Produktionsformen der Gegenwart zwar erheblich zugenommen, eine Forderung, die die künstlerische Avantgarde der 68er ins Zentrum ihrer Kritik an der Allianz zwischen Bürokratie und Kapital gestellt hatte. Dies geschah allerdings um den Preis der Berufs sicher heit, der Planbarkeit von Karrieren, verlässlicher Strukturen. Soziale Desintegrationsprozesse auf der kollektiven und erhöhter psychischer Druck auf der Ebene des einzelnen Individuums sind Folgen dieser Entwicklung. Einstweilen bleibt die Kritik an diesem neuen Kapitalismus machtlos, weil sie die Gegenwart an vergangenen Idealen misst und die sozialen Konflikte der Gegenwart mit Begriffen zu beschreiben versucht, die in der ökonomischen Realität des 21. Jahrhunderts keinen Sinn mehr ergeben. Neue Interpretationsmuster aber werden den Legitimations druck auf den Kapitalismus erhöhen – insbesondere dort, wo wachsende Gerechtigkeitsdefizite augenscheinlich werden. Der Geist des Kapitalismus wird seine Antwort nicht schuldig bleiben. Luc Boltanski ist Forschungsdirektor an der École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. Ève Chiapello ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der École des hautes études commerciales, Paris.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Economic Styles in the Process of EU Eastern Enlargement

Author: Heinz Rieter,Joachim Zweynert

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company

ISBN: 9783832946845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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Economic Styles in the Process of EU Eastern Enlargement is the product of a research project on 'The Historical and Cultural Path Dependence of the Transition Processes in the Baltic Sea Region and Its Significance for the Enlargement of the European Union.' The papers collected in this book were presented at the main project conference which took place on March 31 and April 1, 2006 at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics.

Choice

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Yearbook of International Organizations

Organization descriptions and cross-references. 2002/2003. Vol. 1 in parts A & B (39 ed.)

Author: Union des associations internationales,Union of international associations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598244995

Category:

Page: N.A

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