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Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health

Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg present the cutting edge of research covering the ever-expanding social capital field. With excellent contributions from leading academics, the Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health offers a developed examination of new research across sociology, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and political science.

Industrial Policy in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Industrial Policy in America

In contrast to what observers have frequently argued, this timely and thought provoking book suggests that the concept of industrial policy is not alien to the American past and present. The debate on this topic in the US has always been full of contradictory rhetoric and policy practices, and the expert authors therefore acknowledge a need to rethink the traditional antagonist positions. They illustrate that contemporary markets continue to demand to be fixed by government policies, and governments continue to show how fixing-the-market policies might fail. The conclusion is that the future of industrial policy is about how to make both markets and governments better in their functioning, b...

How to be an Academic Superhero
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

How to be an Academic Superhero

In universities across the world, academics struggle to establish and sustain their careers while satisfying intensifying institutional demands. Drawing from the author’s decades of observation and experience in academia, this exceptional book responds to the challenges of fostering and sustaining a successful academic career.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policy

This book is a well written and handy source for readers. Additionally, it provides an overview of current issues relevant to the development of entrepreneurial policy, which is based on interesting case studies across a number of nations. . . Dessy Irawati, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research What is new in the world is the need to understand business dynamics; the entry, exit and growth of firms in the economy. This dynamic firm structure, as opposed to the static firm structure that dominated past thinking, has spurred an outpouring of research. The heart of the issue is that while many have identified the importance of business dynamics (entry and exit) we hav...

The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 840

The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation

This unique Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical evaluation of existing conceptualizations and new developments in innovation research. It draws on multiple perspectives of innovation, knowledge and creativity from economics, geography, history, management, political science and sociology. The Companion brings together leading scholars to reflect upon innovation as a concept (Part I), innovation and institutions (Part II), innovation and creativity (Part III), innovation, networking and communities (Part IV), innovation in permanent spatial settings (Part V), innovation in temporary, virtual and open settings (Part VI), innovation, entrepreneurship and market making (Part VII), and the governance and management of innovation (Part VIII).

Competitiveness, Technology and Skills
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 509

Competitiveness, Technology and Skills

'This book is an important contribution to the literature on development. It fills a gap in the competitiveness debate concerning developing countries and provides convincing explanations for the success or failure of countries to catch up. . . the book should not only find a place in the reading lists for courses on development economics and international economics, but also it is hoped that it constitutes an impetus for those inter and supra-national institutions whose policy recommendations are actual structural policies are almost exclusively rooted in the neoclassical framework.' - Christian Bellak, the Economic Journal Competitiveness becomes a growing concern for developing countries ...

Handbook of Research in Trans-Atlantic Antitrust
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

Handbook of Research in Trans-Atlantic Antitrust

  • Categories: Law

The book is handsomely produced by Edward Elgar. . . The notes contain more than citations and are well worth reading. A welcome feature is that after each set of notes there is a list of the most important writings on the topic followed by a list of the most important cases. Edward Elgar is well known in economic circles, hence the endnotes to which economists are accustomed. . . It has published several books on competition for lawyers over the last years and is a welcome entrant to the lawyers market. Valentine Korah, World Competition This extremely well done and important book collects writings by more than two dozen academics and practitioners on important topics in competition law. . ...

A Handbook of Industrial Districts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 863

A Handbook of Industrial Districts

'A Handbook of Industrial Districts is a very well-organized and structured collection of scientific works on the theory of industrial districts.' - Roberta Capello, Regional Studies In this comprehensive original reference work, the editors have brought together an unrivalled group of distinguished scholars and practitioners to comment on the historical and contemporary role of industrial districts.

Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 424

Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development

As Human Resource Development (HRD) research has developed, a growing variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection procedures and analysis techniques have been adopted; research designs now include mono, multiple and mixed methods. This Hand

Handbook of Economic Organization
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

Handbook of Economic Organization

ÔThis excellent volume brings together some of the most interesting writings on economic organization. It covers a vast range of topics that fall under the heading of economic organization, and most if not all aspects of a variety of organizational economics and organization theories are presented. Interestingly, this book also extends beyond the more traditional approaches informed by economics and organization theory as it broadens the horizon of the field by including relevant contributions from economic sociology, cognitive psychology, law, and strategic management. Given its breadth and depth, this volume will become one of the standard reference books that will inspire both theoretica...