Post-war American publishing has been ruthlessly transformed since André Schiffrin joined its ranks in 1956. Gone is a plethora of small but prestigious houses that often put ideas before profit in their publishing decisions, sometimes even deliberately. Now six behemoths share 80% of the market and profit margin is all. André Schiffrin can write about these changes with authority because he witnessed them from inside a conglomerate, as head of Pantheon, co-founded by his father, bought (and sold) by Random House. And he can write about them with candor because he is no longer on the inside, having quit corporate publishing in disgust to set up a flourishing independent house, The New Pres...
Professor Alan Rugman, one of the world's leading academics in the field of international business and strategy, argues that we are currently wirnessing the end of globalization and draws on new research and analysis to argue that globalization never really happened anyway. This book is aimed at the market of practitioners and policy-makers, (not academics and theoreticians) showing them what the current state of the global economy means for them.
This is a quick reference for business professionals, students and anyone in need of a clear understanding of the vocabulary used in the transaction of public or personal business. Over 3500 entries cover all aspects of business.
This is a completely new and revised third edition of a bestselling business book. It tells the reader how to make better deals, and is packed with advice on hoe to handle negotiations whether for big stakes (property, long-term contracts, companies, territories etc) or smaller ones such as getting your car fixed, buying TVs or videos or negotiating with spouses or colleagues. The growing economies of the Pacific Rim, and the changing face of Eastern Europe are addressed in new examples and case studies. Since the publication of the second edition in 1989, Gavin Kennedy has developed other Self Asssessment Excercises which are included, and the text has been made more interactive. It remains a popular, lively and above all useful guide to every aspect of negotiation.
The ability to negotiate effectively is a vital skill for business and for everyday life. Whether you want to negotiate a business deal, a pay rise – or the price of a new house or car, Perfect Negotiation shows you how to get a better deal every time – and avoid costly mistakes. Perfect Negotiation tells you everything you need to know about the art of negotiation, from what it is, to how to perfect the technique for yourself. Soon you will be able to bargain yourself to success. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
The need for high-quality leadership in all areas of business and organizational activity has never been greater. A myriad of inter-linked factors mean that styles of leadership that were appropriate in the past are now no longer working. (These factors include new technologies, more questioning attitudes to authority, the arrival of the "virtual organization" with its network of contributors, and the unprecedently high expectations of customers and employees.)In Intelligent Leadership, Alan Hooper and John Potter look at how changes affect people in businesses and organizations, including through specific case studies - and propose practical ways for leaders to provide effective leadership in a quickly changing and confusing work environment. The focus is on winning hearts and minds, on leadership as an emotional and psychological commitment to the people being led, and on the idea of emotional intelligence.
If a country wants to remain economically vibrant, it needs to manufacture things. In recent years, however, many nations have become obsessed with making money out of selling services, leaving the real business of manufacturing to others. Makers is about how all that is being reversed. Over the past ten years, the internet has democratised publishing, broadcasting and communications, leading to a massive increase in the range of participation in everything digital - the world of bits. Now the same is happening to manufacturing - the world of things. Chris Anderson, bestselling author of The Long Tail, explains how this is happening: how such technologies as 3D printing and electronics assem...
What does nanotechnology have to do with your business? Plenty. If you don't believe it, go ahead and wait for the nanotech era to arrive. But don't be surprised when other forward-thinking companies get a head-start. Nanotechnology means that we can design and build materials from the ground up, atom by atom, to exact design specifications. If Levi's came to dominate the jeans market because they used nanostructured materials that have a softer feel than cotton, won't wrinkle, and can prevent stains, what happens to the denim sector? What about the local dry cleaner and laundry detergent makers? Uldrich and Newberry teach readers how to think strategically about nanotechnology and how to apply this newfound knowledge to make wise and profitable investment decisions. They will chronicle the factors driving nanotechnology's rapid developments and detail the events, forces and people who will usher in the next revolution.