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    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2018

      Sustainable Bamboo Development

      by Zhu Zhaohua, Jin Wei

      This book presents over 40 cases of bamboo development across 22 major bamboo-industry countries and explores the knowledge gained from their successes and failures. It synthesises experiences and exchanges with country experts from international training courses and consultations, study tours, and seminars. Each case includes observations and summaries of discussions related to the development of bamboo-based industries in a healthy, sustainable way, and the facilitation of strategic and balanced development of bamboo in different global regions. Industrial and artisanal bamboo growing and processing is expanding worldwide and this book brings together key experiences to help inform future developments. This book provides an analysis of bamboo plant features, including strong renewability, fast-growing, and high biomass production. It also reviews important ecological functions of bamboos, such as water and soil conservation, carbon sink and storage, and adaptation to climate change, as well as addressing the diversified culture of bamboo and key issues affecting the sector. Sustainable Bamboo Development: - Is authored by an internationally recognised leading expert in the growth and use of bamboo - Takes a holistic view, covering technical, socio-economic, policy, cultural and business development - Provides practical knowledge to guide the development of bamboo sectors - Gives a clear idea and rich examples of what has been attempted in many countries - Acts as a roadmap for using bamboo as a poverty reduction and environmental security tool Highly illustrated and in full colour throughout, this book is an essential resource for all those interested in bamboo, from private sector investors to governmental and development agencies, academic researchers and students.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      December 2017

      Transforming Travel

      Realising the potential of sustainable tourism

      by Jeremy Smith

      Transforming Travel combines stories from leading companies, interviews with pioneers and thinkers, along with thorough analysis of the industry's potential to make lasting, positive change. - A unique collection of case studies and stories of the most successful, inspirational, impactful and innovative travel businesses in the world. - A vital presentation of the latest research and statistics on the positive impacts and potential of transformative, sustainable tourism, - A positive and realistic vision of the scope of tourism to promote sustainable development at a time when travel and interaction with foreign cultures is facing numerous existential challenges. Written in a highly engaging style Transforming Travel presents an urgent argument for transforming tourism so it might reach its potential to promote tolerance, restore communities and regenerate habitats, while providing a vital guide for anyone looking to develop the successful sustainable tourism enterprises and destinations needed to do so.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2019

      Frauen in der Arbeitswelt 4.0

      Chancen und Risiken für die Erwerbstätigkeit

      by Dagmar Preißing

      Die „Digitalisierung 4.0", in Deutschland auch unter dem Begriff der Industrie 4.0 bekannt, hat nicht nur erheblichen Einfluss auf die technischen Veränderungen in der Wirtschaft, sondern auch auf den Arbeitsmarkt und die Arbeit der Zukunft, insbesondere der Frauen. Dagmar Preißing und ihre Mitautorinnen greifen in diesem Buch auf, inwieweit sich diese neuen Ausprägungen der Arbeit 4.0 als Chancen oder Risiken auf die Erwerbstätigkeit von Frauen auswirken. Die Erwerbstätigkeit von Frauen zu erhöhen, ist ein erklärtes Ziel der EU-Kommission im Rahmen der Europa 2020 Strategie. Die Gründe hierfür sind offensichtlich: Erstens sollte eine Volkswirtschaft es sich nicht leisten, auf die Hälfte aller zur Verfügung stehenden qualifizierten Arbeitskräfte – die Frauen – zu verzichten. Zweitens erfordert der demografische Wandel mit dem damit verbundenen Mangel an Fach- und Führungskräften die Erwerbsbeteiligung aller potenziellen Arbeitskräfte, auch die der Frauen. Drittens zeigen die Entwicklungen der Sozialpolitik, dass die künftige Altersarmut vor allem Frauen trifft. Eine steigende Erwerbsbeteiligung von Frauen könnte diese fatalen Entwicklungen mildern. Ziel dieses Buches ist es daher aufzuzeigen, ob und wie eine gleichberechtigte, verbesserte und erhöhte Arbeitsmarktintegration von Frauen in Deutschland, auch und gerade vor dem Hintergrund einer sich verändernden Arbeitswelt, erfolgen könnte.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2019

      Stata

      A Really Short Introduction

      by Felix Bittmann

      Stata is one of the most popular statistical software in the world and suited for all kinds of users, from absolute beginners to experienced veterans. This book offers a clear and concise introduction to the usage and the workflow of Stata. Included topics are importing and managing datasets, cleaning and preparing data, creating and manipulating variables, producing descriptive statistics and meaningful graphs as well as central quantitative methods, like linear (OLS) and binary logistic regressions and matching. Additional information about diagnostical tests ensures that these methods yield valid and correct results that live up to academic standards. Furthermore, users are instructed how to export results that can be directly used in popular software like Microsoft Word for seminar papers and publications. Lastly, the book offers a short yet focussed introduction to scientific writing, which should guide readers through the process of writing a first quantitative seminar paper or research report. The book underlines correct usage of the software and a productive workflow which also introduces aspects like replicability and general standards for academic writing. While absolute beginners will enjoy the easy to follow point-and-click interface, more experienced users will benefit from the information about do-files and syntax which makes Stata so popular. Lastly, a wide range of user-contributed software („Ados") is introduced which further improves the general workflow and guarantees the availability of state of the art statistical methods.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      July 2019

      Täterschaft und Tatherrschaft

      by Claus Roxin

      Roxins Buch ist die umfangreichste Monographie über die Abgrenzung von Täterschaft und Teilnahme im deutschen Strafrecht. Die Neuauflage bringt neben dem, wie immer unveränderten, Hauptteil des Buches einen durchgreifend bearbeiteten und erweiterten „Schlussteil 2019“. Darin wird die gesamte Rechtsprechung der letzten Jahrzehnte zu den Fragen der Täterlehre umfassend dokumentiert und kritisch analysiert.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2019

      I, Robot – I, Care

      Möglichkeiten und Grenzen neuer Technologien in der Pflege

      by Claudia Hauck, Charlotte Uzarewicz

      Technik ist aus der Pflege nicht wegzudenken. Mit Pflege 4.0 werden ganz neue Dimensionen im Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Maschine vorstellbar. Besonders die Pflegewissenschaft ist hier gefordert, Stellung zu beziehen und den Diskurs kritisch mitzuentwickeln. In diesem Sammelband wird der aktuelle Stand der technologischen Entwicklung in der Pflege dargestellt und deren Nutzen für die pflegerische Arbeit an ausgewählten Beispielen verdeutlicht. Dabei entstehen grundlegende Fragen in Bezug auf das, was den Kern von Care betrifft: Wer sorgt sich um wen, wenn sich alles um neue Technologien dreht? Hilft Technik, den Kern von Care zu finden? Und ganz grundsätzlich: Wie wird sich das Verhältnis von Mensch und Maschine in Zukunft verändern? Das Buch gibt interessante Einblicke in spezifische und innovative Anwendungsfelder und bietet Argumentationsgrundlagen, wenn es um politische oder ökonomische Entscheidungsfindung geht.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 2019

      Digitalisierung der Immobilienwirtschaft

      by Günter Vornholz

      Megatrends verändern die Lebens- und Arbeitswelten der Menschen. Insbesondere die Digitalisierung beeinflusst technische, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungsprozesse. Dabei stehen auch die Immobilienwirtschaft und -märkte angesichts der digitalen Transformation vor großen Herausforderungen. Innovative technologische Entwicklungen können zu evolutionären und disruptiven Veränderungen der Geschäftsmodelle und Geschäftsprozesse in den Unternehmen führen. Auch wenn die Veränderungen in der Immobilienwirtschaft noch am Anfang stehen, werden sich neue Anforderungen an Immobilienstandorte und Immobilien entwickeln. Konsumbedürfnisse, Kundenbeziehungen, Prozesse und letztendlich Erzeugnisse und Dienstleistungen unterliegen genauso wie die Immobilien selbst einem Veränderungsprozess. Das Buch beleuchtet die verschiedenen Megatrends und grenzt sie ab, es analysiert die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Immobilienwirtschaft und damit deren Folgen für die Geschäftsmodelle und -prozesse und gibt einen spannenden Ausblick auf kurz- bis langfristige Trends.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2019

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    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2019

      It's a London thing

      How rare groove, acid house and jungle remapped the city

      by Caspar Melville, Peter Martin

      This book tells the history of the London black music culture that emerged in post-colonial London at the end of the twentieth century; the people who made it, the racial and spatial politics of its development and change, and the part it played in founding London's precious, embattled multiculture. It conceives of the linked scenes around black music in London, from ska, reggae and soul in the 1970s, to rare groove and rave in the 1980s and jungle and its offshoots in the 1990s, to dubstep and grime of the 2000s, as demonstrating enough common features to be thought of as one musical culture, an Afro-diasporic continuum. Core to this idea is that this dance culture has been ignored in history and cultural theory and that it should be thought of as a powerful and internationally significant form of popular art.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      2010

      Zhou Yi and the way of doing business

      by Zhang Liang

      Through the vivid records of the career and business affairs of the ancients in Zhouyi, this book expounds the spirit of self-improvement in the "Book of Changes", the sense of urgency in peace and danger, the entrepreneurial concept of the new and the new, the management art of the ancient house, and the state of the people. BenÕs people-centeredness, the political ideals of the countryÕs Xianning, these are the feelings that the old-time businessmen want to have, and the entrepreneurs of the new era should have

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2020

      (B)ordering Britain

      Law, race and empire

      by Nadine El-Enany

      (B)ordering Britain argues that Britain is the spoils of empire, its immigration law is colonial violence and irregular immigration is anti-colonial resistance. In announcing itself as postcolonial through immigration and nationality laws passed in the 60s, 70s and 80s, Britain cut itself off symbolically and physically from its colonies and the Commonwealth, taking with it what it had plundered. This imperial vanishing act cast Britain's colonial history into the shadows. The British Empire, about which Britons know little, can be remembered fondly as a moment of past glory, as a gift once given to the world. Meanwhile immigration laws are justified on the basis that they keep the undeserving hordes out. In fact, immigration laws are acts of colonial seizure and violence. They obstruct the vast majority of racialised people from accessing colonial wealth amassed in the course of colonial conquest. Regardless of what the law, media and political discourse dictate, people with personal, ancestral or geographical links to colonialism, or those existing under the weight of its legacy of race and racism, have every right to come to Britain and take back what is theirs.

    • Press & journalism
      March 2020

      America's Last Great Newspaper War

      The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town

      by Mike Jaccarino

      The prose will be a joy for anyone who loves a well-crafted phrase-turn. It is constructed to evoke Chandler’s Marlowe books; to endure and, if lost, to one day be rediscovered. The author is a tabloid rewrite man and he slaved over it for a decade.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2019

      Making Human Dignity Central to International Human Rights Law

      A Critical Legal Argument

      by Matthew McManus

      In recent years, there has been an explosion of writing on the topic of human dignity across a plethora of different academic disciplines. Despite this explosion of interest, there is one group – critical legal scholars – that has devoted little if any attention to human dignity. This book argues that these scholars should attend to human dignity, a concept rich enough to support a whole range of progressive ambitions, particularly in the field of international law. It synthesizes certain liberal arguments about the good of self-authorship with the critical legal philosophy of Roberto Unger and the capabilities approach to agency of Amartya Sen, to formulate a unique conception of human dignity. The author argues how human dignity flows from an individual’s capacity for self-authorship as defined by the set of expressive capabilities s/he possesses, and the book demonstrates how this conception can enrich our understanding of international human rights law by making the amplification of human dignity its fundamental orientation.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2018

      The Numbers Business

      How to grow a successful cloud accountancy practice

      by Della Hudson

      This is the manual every qualified accountancy professional needs to read before setting up their own practice. Having applied her corporate experience to building a modern cloud accountancy practice, Della Hudson presents her road map to help you to do the same. Here, she shares her hard-earned knowledge so that other accountancy professionals can grow their own successful, scaleable and even sellable businesses. This book is a road map that will help a qualified professional to: Start a successful business from scratch with no personal or business contacts Move from the kitchen table to an office space Recruit and train a team of technical and administrative staff Create a highly systemised business, which can function independently of the business owner Run an ethical business, which contributes to the local community Host and speak at business events Set up a marketing system that operates even during the busiest periods in order to grow the business organically Purchase and even sell a business

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2019

      The Resilience Toolkit

      Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services

      by Jonathan Rees

      Today’s workplace is fast-paced, highly complex, and sometimes even life-threatening. Yet it is possible to thrive in the ‘pressure cooker’ of modern work life. We all have the right to enjoy rather than just endure work. In the unpredictability of even the most challenging environments, the route to success and fulfilment at work is to build our resilience. This ground-breaking book provides a highly effective toolkit that will empower you to survive, thrive and flourish in the dynamic and fast-changing context of blue-light services. Discover how to: Be ready for the unexpected, feel calm and confident under pressure and avoid burnout Reduce stress and anxiety by understanding the essential components of a resilient work life Evaluate your own resilience factor with the Workplace Resilience Instrument

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2019

      Forces for Good

      Creating a better world through purpose-driven businesses

      by Paul Hargreaves

      Do you want your business to step up and make a meaningful difference? There’s a new generation of businesses emerging. They’re working together to make a positive impact on the world by redefining what it means to be successful. By changing the way you work and considering the impact of the decisions you make, you can join them in reducing poverty, injustice and environmental damage by balancing purpose with profit. In this ground-breaking book, you will discover how these purpose-driven businesses work and how you can: Increase productivity by fully embracing diversity and developing an inclusive culture. Put respect, courtesy and compassion at the heart of your business. Maximise profits whilst prioritising the needs of people and the planet. Attract an engaged and motivated workforce that’s focused on success and sustainability. Join the growing global community of leaders and like-minded businesses that are putting what they do to work as a force for good.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2019

      Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous

      How to power up your profile and get known for what you do

      by Penny Haslam

      In today’s noisy marketplace, it’s crucial you find ways to get noticed. But do you shy away from the spotlight for fear of feeling like an idiot or looking like a show-off? Do you see others out there, attracting the kind of attention you wish you could get? If so, you need to Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous! Jam-packed with stories, advice, case studies and encouragement, Penny shares pro-tips on: Getting on TV and radio and acing your appearances. Bossing it as a speaker and when you present to people. Shining when you take part in or chair a panel discussion. If you want to be a best-kept secret, then step away from this book. But if you recognise the value of raising your profile for your business or career, then step up – because now is the right time for you to make yourself a little bit famous.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2019

      New Journey of Great Powers

      From Economic Gaint to Economic Power

      by Zhang Zhanbin

      This book provides a general explanation of new theoretical trees, new development goals, new contradictions, and new historical missions. As a world power, how China, guided by the spirit of the Party ’s 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, “decided to build a well-off society in an all-round way and start to build a comprehensive socialism. The new journey of a modern country "vividly demonstrates China's image as a great power.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 2019

      China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation:

      Case Studies and Plans

      by Secretariat of the First China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo Organizing Committee

      China-Africa Economics and Trade Cooperation: Case Studies and Plans comes in 3 languages: Chinese(2 volumes), English(2 volumes), and French(2 volumes). This book series include 101 excellent case studies , which related to 21 Chinese provinces and cities and 31 countries in Africa, containing agriculture, manufacturing, commerce and trade, infrastructure, industrial parks, energy and mining, financing and other fields in China-Africa economic and trade cooperation. This set of books is practical and useful for all readers. In addition, the book gives the vivid interpretation on the concept of common prosperity, win-win cooperation, mutual negotiation and construction, shared innovation and progression of Belt and Road Initiative.

    • Business strategy
      July 2020

      Growing by Numbers

      How to scale up your business with confidence

      by Della Hudson

      So, you’re feeling ready to start scaling up your business. But how can you be sure your finances are properly primed to make this momentous step the success it deserves to be? This authoritative, motivating and highly practical guide will take you step-by-step through everything you need to think about, know and do to get your business into the best possible shape for growth. Leading business finance mentor, Della Hudson FCA, will walk you through a tried, tested and rigorous process that will help you: Get organised, plan and strategise for success. Take control of your costs so you can mitigate risks and grow with confidence. Build a strong, productive team that will drive the growth you want. Shape your role so you can move from the engine room to the bridge with ease. Numbers are the language of your business and this book will help you unlock their secrets. So, whether or not your balance sheet usually baffles you, you’ll be empowered with all the expert know-how you need to map a financially secure route to sustainable growth for your business.

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