Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
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Forthcoming Books from the Author: R.R. Bowker Company.

Wohlstand Und Armut Der Nationen

Author: David Landes
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641051118
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Wohlstand Und Armut Der Nationen from the Author: David Landes. Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stĂ€rker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche LĂ€nder wirtschaftlich Ă€ußerst erfolgreich sind, wĂ€hrend andere unfĂ€hig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte ĂŒber die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.

Yearbook Of International Organizations 2011 2012

Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004203754
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Yearbook Of International Organizations 2011 2012 from the Author: Union of International Associations. Providing both an international organizations and research bibliography, Volume 4 cites over 46,000 publications and information resources supplied by international organizations, and provides nearly 18,000 research citations under 40 subject headings. This volume also includes a research bibliography on international organizations and transnational associations. The "Yearbook of International Organizations" is also available online and as a complete set. Learn more at:

Annual Editions

Author: Robert W. Price
ISBN: 9780072431155
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Annual Editions from the Author: Robert W. Price. UNIT 1. Understanding the E-Business Tidal Wave 1. The Internet Economy: The World's Next Growth Engine, Michael J. Mandel, Business Week, October 4, 1999. We have entered the Internet Age, which has resulted in an explosion of economic and productivity growth in the United States. In this article, learn how the United States has taken the lead in the Net race, but it will soon be challenged by global, knowledge-based economies. 2. Shaping Forces and Tidal Waves, Trevor R. Stewart, The E-Business Tidal Wave, 1998. In the mid-1990s a new industrial force began to emerge that will have a more rapid and profound impact than any that has gone before. In this report, learn how this force can transform an industry. 3. The Next Industrial Revolution? Information Technology Makes a Difference--Finally, Stephen S. Cohen, J. Bradford DeLong, and John Zysman, The Milken Institute Review, First Quarter 2000. Many see a shift in the economic landscape, and different people call it by different names: the post-industrial society, the innovation economy, the knowledge economy, the network economy. The authors prefer a new term: the e-conomy. 4. The Trillion-Dollar Race to "E", Charles E. Lucier and Janet D. Torsilieri, strategy+business, First Quarter 2000. The valuation of New Economy players represents a bet by the world's financial markets that a few companies will leverage the Internet in such a way as to fundamentally change the competitive game in their industries. 5. CMGI: Inside the Internet's Incubator Powerhouse, Banning K. Lary, American Venture, April-June 2000. Having helped launch some 60 Internet companies, CMGI, now with more than $11 billion in public holdings, is possibly the most prolific venture capital incubator working the Net today. UNIT 2. Deciding on E-Business Models and Strategies 6. A New Era of Bright Hopes and Terrible Fears, Robert D. Hof, Business Week, October 4, 1999. This overview of the new economy reviews the Net's impact on six industries that are getting hit the hardest by Internet models: computing and electronics, telecommunications, financial services, retailing, energy, and travel. 7. Internet Anxiety, Business Week, June 28, 1999. Traditional companies in all kinds of industries are hurriedly mapping out Net strategies. The authors explain how corporate America is embracing a radically new business model. 8. Leveraging the Web for Corporate Success, David A. Griffith and Jonathan W. Palmer, Business Horizons, January/February 1999. The authors discuss how Web-based commerce models are created. They describe how the Net can enrich long-term corporate value and competitiveness, beyond merely adding sales, as a solid part of a firm's strategic plan. 9. Where the Money Is, Douglas A. Blackmon, Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, April 17, 2000. The author reports that consumer commerce (B2C) is attractive, but business-to-business (B2B) has the potential to jump to nearly $2.7 trillion in 2004. 10. From the Ground Floor: In the Internet Business World, Startups Have an Unfair Competitive Advantage, Steve Jurvetson, Red Herring, April 2000. The author is a managing director for Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. He believes that in the Internet business world, startups have an unfair competitive advantage over existing business franchises. UNIT 3. Integrating the Value Chain with Web Technologies 11. Untangling the Value Web, Shawn D. Cartwright and Richard W. Oliver, Journal of Business Strategy, January/February 2000. In this article, learn how it takes more than traditional value chain analysis to understand how companies create customer value using Web technologies. 12. From Reengineering to E-Engineering, Steve Hamm and Marcia Stepanek, Business Week, March 22, 1999. To take full advantage of the Internet, companies are reinventing the way they do business and deliver value to their customers. As these authors point out, companies large and small are racing to revamp operations for the Internet age. 13. Amazon Your Industry: Extracting Value from the Value Chain, Timothy M. Laseter, Patrick W. Houston, Joshua L. Wright, and Juliana Y. Park, strategy+business, First Quarter 2000. More than $2 billion in additional value lies locked inside the trade-book publishing supply network. The lessons the authors share in this article apply to all businesses. 14. Changing Channels: The Impact of the Internet on Distribution Strategy, Leyland Pitt, Pierre Berthon, and Jean-Paul Berthon, Business Horizons, March/April 1999. The new electronic medium is ravaging traditional distribution philosophy. The authors address how Web technologies are rendering many conventional intermediaries and channels obsolete. 15. How an Intranet Opened Up the Door to Profits, Marcia Stepanek, Business Week, July 26, 1999. Here's a case study about how one company was on its last legs of profitability until an inhouse information network showed people how to work better and smarter. 16. First Do No Harm, Bob Duncan, Inc. Technology, No. 1, 2000. How does a manufacturer go online without destroying its relationships with its retailers? The author describes some ideas on resolving and preventing this channel conflict. 17. From Soup to E-Nuts, Kris Frieswick, CFO, February 2000. End-to-end e-commerce outsourcing is becoming a reality. But, the author points out, the usual risks of information technology (IT) outsourcing contracts are greatly magnified, and require careful evaluation. UNIT 4. Creating Marketing and Branding Strategies in the New Economy 18. Marketing in the Network Economy, Ravi S. Achrol and Philip Kotler, Journal of Marketing, Special Issue, Volume 63, 1999. Marketing in the new economy is poised for revolutionary changes in its organization context as well as in its relationship with customers. In this article, the authors suggest that a paradigm shift for marketing may not be far over the horizon, one in which the marketer becomes an agent of the buyer rather than of the seller. 19. As Good As It Gets, Chad Kaydo, Sales & Marketing Management, March 2000. The author suggests that e-mail is the ultimate marketing tool and offers 10 ways to use it to boost customer loyalty and build profits. 20. `Clicks and Mortar' at, Business Week, October 18, 1999. The stores and Web site of the clothing chain Gap work together to push up sales at both. By coordinating online efforts closely with its 2,600 retail outlets, Gap hopes to build a consistent marketing and branding strategy, thereby avoiding cannibalization and channel conflict. 21. Electronic Marketing: What You Can Expect, Tim Mack, The Futurist, March/April 2000. The e-marketing industry has a bright future, but as the author points out, it can be laced with underhanded tactics that will harm both business and consumers. 22. The Internet As a Brand-Building Opportunity, Kathleen Olvany-Riordan, Digitrends, Summer 1999. Learn from this article how today's powerful new interactive tools and platforms enable marketers to do more than ever before--and to do many of the same things better. 23. Build a Strong Customer-Brand Relationship, Doug Barton, e-Business Advisor, April 2000. The Internet gives consumers more knowledge and buying power than ever before. Learn how to make your marketing dollars work to create online and offline brand loyalty. UNIT 5. Building Communities and Enhancing Consumer Experiences 24. Let Your Customers Lead, Katharine Mieszkowski, Fast Company, April 2000. The real opportunity of the Internet, Web strategist Daniel Siegel warns business leaders, is the chance to rethink your relationship with consumers. One way to determine which consumers are right for your company, the author asserts, is to put them in charge of your company. 25. Building Global Communities, Neil Gross, Business Week, March 22, 1999. From this article, learn how business is partnering with sites that draw together like-minded consumers. These electronic neighborhoods will become the incubators of trends and new product ideas. 26. Building the E-Business Experience, Maureen McGuire, Digitrends, Quarterly Review, Fall 1999. The author proclaims that ultimately company Web sites must provide instantaneous value and choice in e-business because that is what loyal customers will come to expect from any brand. 27. `The Buyer Always Wins', Robert D. Hof, Business Week, March 22, 1999. With respect to pricing strategies, to a greater extent than ever before, the customer is king. Customers are seeking and getting lower prices on the Web. 28. From Shelf to Cyberspace, Kendra L. Darko, American Demographics, September 1999. Dr. Glen Urban, professor of marketing at MIT, believes that the Internet is going to have far-reaching effects on the development of new products and services. Read how he is applying his forecasting models to the Internet, where the balance of power has shifted to consumers. 29. Learn from the Leaders, eBiz Solutions, Winter 2000. This article has excellent quotes from the leading e-commerce managers from dot-coms dealing with pet suppliers to watches to travel reservations. It relates to customer care, advertising, marketing, and technology. 30. Cyberservice: Taming Service Marketing Problems with the World Wide Web, Leyland Pitt, Pierre Berthon, and Richard T. Watson, Business Horizons, January/February 1999. How does the Web handle the differences between products and services? The authors describe how mass customization will come to the rescue of marketing and selling "cyberservices" over the Internet. 31. Establish an Effective Privacy Policy, Joel B. Rothman, e-Business Advisor, March 2000. Protecting consumers' personal information isn't just a courtesy anymore but a legal obligation. A clear, comprehensive privacy policy can mean loyal consumers and more business. The author explores the components of such a policy. 32. The Real Victims of Fraud, Miguel Helft, The Industry Standard, March 6, 2000. Credit card fraud is the Internet's number-one concern in regard to consumers. But the real victims, as this article addresses, are not customers. They are the merchants, who have little or no recourse when they are stuck with the bill. UNIT 6. Going Global and Reaching Out through the Net 33. The New Economy: It Works in America. Will It Go Global?, Business Week, January 31, 2000. Most corporate executives and policymakers in Europe and Asia, once skeptical about U.S. performance, have taken notice of the new economy. This article explains what countries must do to get a high-productivity, low-inflation economy. 34. Work in Progress: Signs Abound of a Nascent New Economy, Business Week, January 31, 2000. There's no doubt that a new economy is developing in Europe. This article addresses Europe's rapid growth of knowledge-based businesses and its sweeping deregulation of markets. 35. China's Internet Gold Rush, Terry McCarthy, Time, February 28, 2000. Ten million Chinese are now online, up from fewer than 1 million in 1996. In this article, learn how the world's most populous country prepares for an "e-revolution." 36. Battle for the Latin American Net, Business Week, November 1, 1999. The Internet has the potential to transform the way millions of Latinos work, communicate, and shop. Latin America is getting wired in record numbers and the rush is on to cash in on the fast-growing market. 37. Home Field Disadvantage, William Echikson, Business Week, December 13, 1999. The author provides an insightful case study about why Europeans lose to U.S. rivals and how they find competing with U.S. startups likely to be an uphill, uneven fight. 38. Global E-Commerce, Local Problems, Sunny Baker, Journal of Business Strategy, July/August 1999. Technology can immeasurably enhance the global business effectiveness of e-commerce and of the supply chain, but it does not provide all the answers, especially with respect to cultural differences. 39. Globalism vs. Nationalism vs. E-business: The World Debates, strategy+business, First Quarter 2000. From continent to continent, governments are struggling to adjust economic regulations to a new, transnational medium. In this article are reports from three major markets about the contests to control the Internet economy. UNIT 7. Anticipating What's Next in Solutions and Technologies 40. Living in the Year 2025, Randy Barrett, Interactive Week, January 10, 2000. Here are some interesting scenarios that have been set out by futurists with whom the author consulted. This is an attempt by Interactive Week to estimate the impact of the Internet on society over the next 25 years. 41. Inflection Point: Intel Chairman Andy Grove Talks about How E-Commerce Will Transform Just about Everything, David P. Hamilton, Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, April 17, 2000. Intel Corporation chairman Andrew Grove has long been one of the business world's best deep thinkers. In this article, he talks about how e-commerce will transform just about everything. 42. The Next Big Thing, Context, April/May 2000. Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang lays out his vision of the Internet's future. Get ready--he thinks the revolution is just getting started. 43. There's No Escaping AOL, Business Week, December 6, 1999. AOL has a bold new attack on the biggest opportunity to come along since the Internet began. The strategy is called AOL Anywhere, connecting an endless variety of new information appliances. 44. Full Speed Ahead, Lou Dolinar, Yahoo! Internet Life, April 2000. High-speed broadband Net access is coming. Lou Dolinar addresses the questions: how fast, how soon, how much? 45. Up for Grabs, Erik Sherman, CommVerge, March 2000. While virtually everyone in computing and telecommunications agrees that the wireless Internet will become important, that is about the last note of harmony that has been heard on the subject. Here's why. 46. Lord of the Penguins, Doug Bartholomew, Industry Week, February 7, 2000. There's no question that Linux is "where it's at" in computing today. Learn why the Internet industry is quickly adopting Linux as the alternative to Microsoft Windows NT. 47. E-Conomics Problem, Christopher Swope, Governing, March 2000. With the U.S. Congress's Internet tax commission deadlocked, governors and mayors are desperately seeking solutions to their e-commerce sales-tax dilemma.

Tausend Strahlende Sonnen

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104030766
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Tausend Strahlende Sonnen from the Author: Khaled Hosseini. Der Weltbestseller vom Autor von â€șDrachenlĂ€uferâ€č und â€șTraumsammlerâ€č Mariam ist fĂŒnfzehn, als sie aus der Provinz nach Kabul geschickt und mit dem dreißig Jahre Ă€lteren Schuhmacher Raschid verheiratet wird. Jahre spĂ€ter erlebt Laila, ein MĂ€dchen aus der Nachbarschaft, ein Ă€hnliches Schicksal. Als ihre Familie bei einem Bombenangriff ums Leben kommt, wird sie Raschids Zweitfrau. Nach anfĂ€nglichem Misstrauen werden Mariam und Laila zu engen Freundinnen. Gemeinsam wehren sie sich gegen Raschids BrutalitĂ€t und planen die Flucht... Ein ergreifender Roman ĂŒber das Schicksal zweier Frauen in Afghanistan, wie ihn nur einer schreiben kann: der große GeschichtenerzĂ€hler Khaled Hosseini.

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists from the Author: . The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Daily Report

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
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Daily Report from the Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service.