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Economics, finance, business & management

See below for a selection of the latest books from Economics, finance, business & management category. Presented with a red border are the Economics, finance, business & management books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Economics, finance, business & management books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Experience Economy Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money

The Experience Economy Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money

Author: B. Joseph Pine II, James H. Gilmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Fully updated edition that brings the timeless idea of The Experience Economy into the digital world. New examples and data on a timeless idea. New information on virtual experiences and using the experience economy on the web. New preface. Two proven frameworks that show how to stage engaging and compelling experiences. Guidelines for taking on roles--for yourself and your employees--for staging experiences, using theatre as a frame. Audience: Senior strategists, marketers, product development.

Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity Why Boards Need to Lead - and How to Do It

Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity Why Boards Need to Lead - and How to Do It

Author: Thomas J. Parenty, Jack J. Domet Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

A non-technical, hands-on guide that shows boards and executives how to take full ownership of their company's cybersecurity. A detailed, non-technical, and actionable guide that walks leaders through all of the steps they need to take to make organizations safe from cyberthreats. An overview of the current state of cybersecurity and why things need to change. A list of a the most common mistakes companies make--and how to avoid them. An argument for why Boards and Senior Leaders need to take ownership of the problem. Primary audience: Corporate directors and executive leadership of public and privately held companies. Secondary audience: Corporate governance professionals (e.g., corporate secretaries, general counsels and governance attorneys); chief risk officers, enterprise risk managers, internal auditors, chief security Officers; institutional investors and advisors; technology and cybersecurity management (e.g., CIO and CISO); regulators and government officials charged with establishing private sector cyber policy; leaders and influencers who would be interested in the book based on their engagement with boards.

Power and Impact (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Power and Impact (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Author: Harvard Business Review Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

A carefully curated selection of articles about managing your personal power from Harvard Business Review. Highly curated collections of HBR articles. Provides a variety of perspectives from recognized experts on the topic. Teaches readers how to wield soft power effectively to influence others. Helps readers understand power dynamics between people and how power plays a role in our emotions. Helps readers build self-awareness, so they can identify where they may be crossing a line toward unhealthy or unethical behaviors. Audience: Leaders and aspiring leaders.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Building a Great Culture (with bonus article How to Build a Culture of Originality by Adam Grant)

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Building a Great Culture (with bonus article How to Build a Culture of Originality by Adam Grant)

Author: Harvard Business Review Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

A Must Reads on building a better culture. Collects the best articles we've published on assessing and improving your company's culture, selected by HBR's editors. Provides readers with a mix of inspiration, research, frameworks, and case studies from top thinkers in business today. Helps leaders assess what type of culture they have, understand what needs to be fixed, and communicate change. Addresses just how critical the role organizational culture is for organizational success. Audience: CEOs, HR, executive teams, managers.

Dead Economists and the Decline of the West An Intelligent Person's Guide to Recent Economic and Political Events (and What to Do About Them).

Dead Economists and the Decline of the West An Intelligent Person's Guide to Recent Economic and Political Events (and What to Do About Them).

Author: Daniel Ritter Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A thorough overview of the last 10-15 years of global economic activity and an examination of the demise of Western economies and the rise of China. Later chapters provide a specific focus on remedies to the economic woes of the West.

Leader You Want to Be Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self - Every Day

Leader You Want to Be Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self - Every Day

Author: Amy Jen Su Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Some days, you feel the flow. You're able to make a positive difference and keep stress under control. You're your best self--the leader you want to be. Other days, not so much. Amy Jen Su provides a 5-part framework for building your inner capacity as a leader, so you can be at your best every day. Engaging, accessible, useful book on an evergreen managing-yourself topic and challenge. Effective combination of holistic perspective and concrete, practical advice. Clear, practical, 5-part framework, easy to understand and implement, and with nice flexibility/adaptability to different situations. Fresh and appealing combination of Eastern and Western ideas in both the context and in the framework, based on authentic author expertise in Eastern approaches. The book is well-written, featuring stories and voices from business, the arts, sports, and other areas of endeavor to illustrate the ideas. Audience: Broad general business, management, leadership audience interested in increasing their personal effectiveness while sustaining themselves.

What Ails the IAS and Why It Fails to Deliver An Insider's View

What Ails the IAS and Why It Fails to Deliver An Insider's View

Author: Naresh Chandra Saxena Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

An unorthodox and maverick administrator, the author worked in top policy positions, but the system rejected the reforms that he advocated. In his career he followed the economic philosophy of `socialism for the poor and free market for the rich'. However, the political and administrative system in India seemed to believe in `indifference to the poor and control over the rich to facilitate rent seeking'. The book is full of anecdotes ranging from how the author resisted political corruption that led to the Prime Minister's annoyance to a situation when the author himself `bribed' the Chief Minister to scrap oppressive laws against tribal women. As Joint Secretary, Minorities Commission, the author exposed the communal bias of the district administration in handling riots in Meerut; he was punished for bringing to light the killing of innocent Muslim women and children by the police. When Bihar became a `failed state' during the Lalu Prasad Yadav era of 1990-2005, the author did not hesitate in rebuking the Chief Secretary who was his senior in service, and accused IAS officials in Bihar of behaving like English-speaking politicians. Despite their high integrity, hard work and competence, IAS officials do not exercise sufficient control over the field staff who collude with the junior staff in reporting false figures on hunger deaths, malnutrition and usage of toilets, leading to erosion of accountability. Not only do many welfare programmes such as NREGA, ICDS and PDS have design flaws, governance in India at the state and district levels is also quite weak, manifesting itself in poor service delivery, uncaring administration, corruption, and uncoordinated and wasteful public expenditure. Analysing the present Indian situation, the book suggests policy changes in all cross-cutting systemic issues such as the role of politicians, tenure, size and nature of Indian bureaucracy, accountability, monitoring of programmes and civil service reforms, which will transform individual competencies of IAS officers into better collective outcomes.

Management across Cultures Challenges, Strategies, and Skills

Management across Cultures Challenges, Strategies, and Skills

In today's competitive global economy, most managers are - or will be - global managers. They may work in their home country, but are influenced by global events and have to manage diverse workforces. As such, they need multicultural competence and global management skills to work successfully across cultures. This new edition pairs a richly illustrated text with management applications, key concepts, discussion questions, web-based cases and skill-building exercises aimed at current and aspiring managers. Each chapter is accompanied by a Manager's Notebook highlighting field strategies and encouraging students to develop multicultural competence that will be highly valued by future employers. Exploring the challenges and opportunities facing global managers, readers can examine cultural, organizational, and managerial environments before developing a range of skills from communication and leadership to negotiation and global team management. Suitable for students taking courses in international management, cross-cultural management or international HRM at advanced undergraduate, Masters and MBA levels.

Management across Cultures Challenges, Strategies, and Skills

Management across Cultures Challenges, Strategies, and Skills

In today's competitive global economy, most managers are - or will be - global managers. They may work in their home country, but are influenced by global events and have to manage diverse workforces. As such, they need multicultural competence and global management skills to work successfully across cultures. This new edition pairs a richly illustrated text with management applications, key concepts, discussion questions, web-based cases and skill-building exercises aimed at current and aspiring managers. Each chapter is accompanied by a Manager's Notebook highlighting field strategies and encouraging students to develop multicultural competence that will be highly valued by future employers. Exploring the challenges and opportunities facing global managers, readers can examine cultural, organizational, and managerial environments before developing a range of skills from communication and leadership to negotiation and global team management. Suitable for students taking courses in international management, cross-cultural management or international HRM at advanced undergraduate, Masters and MBA levels.

Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Regulations Global Financial Crisis and Thereafter

Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Regulations Global Financial Crisis and Thereafter

Author: Rabi N. Mishra Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2019

The Global Financial Crisis is undoubtedly the most severe financial crisis the world witnessed since the Great Depression of 1929. The crisis has been analysed by a number of experts offering distinct narratives and counter-narratives. Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Regulations examines causes and consequences of the global financial crisis and proposes a regulatory reforms policy-macroprudential regulations. The book emphasizes `systemic risk' as the new-found villain of the financial space and narrates how such risk can be addressed through macroprudential tools. It, thus, offers a possible solution to avoid financial crises in future and facilitates building a safer financial system globally. The book also examines major crisis management frameworks, stress testing, relevant regulatory and supervisory development, and early warning mechanism with detailed cross-country analysis.

Class History and Class Practices in the Periphery of Capitalism

Class History and Class Practices in the Periphery of Capitalism

Author: Paul Zarembka Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

Only after World War II did scholars move to theorize the distinction between the core countries at the center of capitalism and peripheral countries, often with an added distinction to include the semi-peripheral. Immanuel Wallerstein's World Systems approach has been particularly important and led the term periphery into common scholarly parlance. Not surprisingly, much work remains to be done to untangle the extreme diversity and complexity of the political economies and resistances against the multidimensional cruelties perpetrated in the world's many, very different peripheral contexts. Class History and Class Practices in the Periphery of Capitalism addresses this need head-on. A first chapter lays a theoretical groundwork by showing that Marx, in his later life, became aware that historical developments are much more complicated than he originally conceived them to be, and he was not as far away from calling for site-specific analyses. Contributions here carry out just such analyses: they describe specificities for Russia, Portugal, Argentina, and Mexico, offer broader perspectives on post-hegemonic Latin America and Asia, provide detailed analyses of resistances across Africa, and reflect on the deeper meaning of neozapatismo for promoting a shift in the entire terrain of discussion. Rich in theoretical depth and empirical rigor, and supplemented by an out-of-the-archive translation of Karl Katusky's theory of crises, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of political economy and international political economy, and it is of keen interest to anyone working to resist specific capitalist exploitations in their own place and time.

Schism China, America, and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System

Schism China, America, and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System

Author: Paul Blustein Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 was heralded as historic, and for good reason: the world's most populous nation was joining the rule-based system that has governed international commerce since World War II. But the full ramifications of that event are only now becoming apparent, as the Chinese economic juggernaut has evolved in unanticipated and profoundly troublesome ways. In this book, journalist Paul Blustein chronicles the contentious process resulting in China's WTO membership and the transformative changes that followed, both good and bad - for China, for its trading partners, and for the global trading system as a whole. The book recounts how China opened its markets and underwent far-reaching reforms that fuelled its economic takeoff, but then adopted policies - a cheap currency and heavy-handed state intervention - that unfairly disadvantaged foreign competitors and circumvented WTO rules. Events took a potentially catastrophic turn in 2018 with the eruption of a trade war between China and the United States, which has brought the trading system to a breaking point. Regardless of how the latest confrontation unfolds, the world will be grappling for decades with the challenges posed by China Inc. China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 was heralded as historic, and for good reason: the world's most populous nation was joining the rule-based system that has governed international commerce since World War II. But the full ramifications of that event are only now becoming apparent, as the Chinese economic juggernaut has evolved in unanticipated and profoundly troublesome ways. In this book, journalist Paul Blustein chronicles the contentious process resulting in China's WTO membership and the transformative changes that followed, both good and bad - for China, for its trading partners, and for the global trading system as a whole. The book recounts how China opened its markets and underwent far-reaching reforms that fuelled its economic takeoff, but then adopted policies - a cheap currency and heavy-handed state intervention - that unfairly disadvantaged foreign competitors and circumvented WTO rules. Events took a potentially catastrophic turn in 2018 with the eruption of a trade war between China and the United States, which has brought the trading system to a breaking point. Regardless of how the latest confrontation unfolds, the world will be grappling for decades with the challenges posed by China Inc.