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How states develop the capacity to tax is a question of fundamental importance to political science, legal theory, economics, sociology,…and history. Increasingly, scholars believe that China's relative economic decline in the 18th and 19th centuries was related to its weak fiscal institutions and limited revenue. This book argues that this fiscal weakness was fundamentally ideological in nature. Belief systems created through a confluence of traditional political ethics and the trauma of dynastic change imposed unusually deep and powerful constraints on fiscal policymaking and institutions throughout the final 250 years of China's imperial history. Through the Qing example, this book combs through several interaction dynamics between state institutions and ideologies. The latter shapes the former, but the former can also significantly reinforce the political durability of the latter. In addition to its historical analysis of ideological politics, this book makes a major contribution to the longstanding debate on Sino-European divergence.
Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity (Routledge Focus on Issues in Global Talent Management)
By Hillary J. Knepper, Michelle D. Evans, Tiffany J. Henley. 2023
Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity aims to embed the social equity discourse into crisis management while…exploring the potential of a new tool, the Integrative Crisis Management Model. Leaders and managers navigate a complex and networked environment of policy-making and action, frequently occurring in real time, under constant media exposure. The pervasive availability of this news on all platforms and devices produces a lingering anxiety about the inevitability of danger. Consequently, crisis affords a time-sensitive exploration of management practices and sheds a critical spotlight on deficiencies that may yield novel approaches to doing business. As the book engages contributing authors who are foremost in their field, it also includes practitioners, students, and junior scholars in a creative new discourse about equity. Bringing these diverse voices together in one volume presents a unique opportunity to generate new insights. Intersectionality provides a framework for understanding how categorizations of people drive social constructs of discrimination and oppression. Each chapter covers a different subject – exploring intersectionality in healthcare, nonprofit management, and human resources – and is accompanied by discussion questions. The book provides something for the classroom, for practitioners, and for scholars who want to include more intersectional thinking into their work.
By Jagoron Mukherjee, Marco C. Janssen. 2023
This book helps power industry executives to systematically navigate the complex technological and organizational changes necessary to recreate power grids.…This is especially pertinent in the current environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity conditions. Across the globe, the electric power sector is facing many forces of change as it transitions from a fossil-based system to cleaner sustainable resources. Leaders in the power sector face unprecedented challenges in responding to these changes while continuing to provide safe, reliable, clean, and affordable electricity. Recognizing that historical and existing ways will not work, Jagoron Mukherjee and Marco C. Janssen present a new paradigm for industry leaders to tackle some of the key questions to determine the best path forward: What will the business be like in the future? What technologies will likely prevail? How should my company respond to constant change? How expensive will the transition be? Will the customer expectations be met? How fast do we need to change? Drawing on well-known management principles, the book helps industry leaders to provide a methodology to tackle these questions and sharpen their decisions as they embrace innovation, new customer expectations and digitization in their efforts to steer the energy transition. Taking a holistic problem-solving approach, which addresses the power company as a whole, Recreating the Power Grid will be a valuable resource for all professionals working in this quickly evolving field.
Live music events are synonymous with fun but seldom associated with international trade. This book serves to transform this mindset,…through describing the economic value of live music and analysing the factors affecting international trade in Caribbean live music services. Race and ethnicity, unachieved regionalism within the Caribbean, and perceived biases in international trade agreements are assessed in relation to their impact on this trade. Several topics presented in this book are based on empirical findings from a previous microeconomic study, dedicated entirely to international trade in live music. Moreover, this book is unique because it compares the Caribbean and South Korea to assess the effectiveness of strategies aimed at developing international trade in live music services. This comparison should inspire robust policy initiatives for advancing international trade in Caribbean live music, given that South Korea is presently a heavyweight in the export of its entertainment services, despite language barriers. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this book, it will appeal to a wide range of readers such as postgraduate students or researchers of microeconomics, intraregional trade, international trade, international business, international relations, public policy, and cultural studies, as well as IP legal professionals, live music stakeholders, cultural practitioners, and policymakers.
By Melanie E. Kreye. 2023
This book takes as its starting point the need to improve sustainability performance across the triple bottom line and reach…global sustainable development goals. As such, it places sustainability at the heart of developing and explaining relevant theory, concepts and models in operations and supply chain management. Whereas previous textbooks on operations and supply chain management have focused on augmenting existing models of operations and supply chain management by simply adding on selected sustainability issues, this textbook places sustainability at the heart of operations and supply chain management. Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management consolidates the tools, concepts and methods of operations and supply chain management relevant for reaching sustainable development goals. This book includes not only descriptions of the theories and models but also practical cases based on the most recent developments in different industry sectors, including user electronics, healthcare, fashion and energy. Relevant student exercises are also included for use in the classroom or in personal study. This book provides an ideal introduction for Bachelor or Masters-level students, whether they are on general management and business degrees, or are focused on areas such as engineering management, technology management or sustainability management. Furthermore, university-level teachers and lecturers will find the material presented in this book a valuable basis for structuring their courses on operations and supply chain management in the context of sustainability.
By Dr Neeta Bhushan. 2023
The Brave Table podcast host offers a practical five-stage framework to embrace the possibilities in chaos, normalize sucky human moments,…overcome setbacks with grace, and fly forward every time.You know those awful, terrible, sucker-punch moments in life? The ones that knock you down, burn you up, or make you cringe so hard you wish it was all a bad dream? Probably–because we all do. These epic, messy, oh-no-oh-crap moments of chaos are just part of life–yet, as Dr. Neeta Bhushan shows us, they're also beautiful opportunities for change.As co-founder of the Global Grit Institute, a mental health training platform for leaders and coaches, co-founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute, training thousands to live their best lives, and a thriving coach in her own right, Neeta Bhushan has helped thousands of people move past their heartbreaks, failures, and disappointments. And after years of research into human behavior, observing people in their worst and best moments, being a mother of two small children, and failing more than a few times herself, Neeta knows what it takes to get back up no matter what bowled you over.That Sucked, Now What? is a real-talk guide to personal growth that draws on and embraces the suck–and helps you break through to lasting, audacious resilience. You'll learn why it's so hard to get back up when stuff goes down, how four core components of your life shape your individual Bounce Factor, and how to navigate the five stages of the Fly Forward framework through Falling, Igniting, Rising, Magnifying, and on to Thriving. Along the way, Neeta shares successes and failures of her own, from the wonderful to the WTF, in an indispensable book to pull off the shelf whenever life serves up a setback, no matter the size.
Das psychologische Konstrukt der Identifikation hat in der Marketingwissenschaft und in der Unternehmenspraxis in letzter Zeit vermehrt Aufmerksamkeit auf sich…gezogen. Insbesondere für professionelle Sportvereine ist eine starke Identifikation der Fans die wichtigste Voraussetzung, um ihre Existenz langfristig zu sichern. So führt die rasante Zunahme von physischen und digitalen Freizeit- und Unterhaltungsangeboten bei gleichbleibendem Zeitbudget der Konsumenten zu einem verschärften Wettbewerbsdruck bei professionellen Sportvereinen. Als Folge dieser Entwicklung sinken u.a. die Zuschauerzahlen in den Stadien. Professionelle Vereine stehen daher vor der großen Herausforderung, aktuelle und potenzielle Fans stärker an sich zu binden. Ein zentrales Mittel, wie dieses gelingen kann, ist der Aufbau und die Intensivierung von Identifikation. Diese hat nachgewiesenermaßen eine besonders starke Verhaltenswirkung und führt zu einer langfristigen emotionalen Bindung gegenüber dem Verein. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat sich Daniel von der Wense der Aufgabe gewidmet, das Konstrukt der Identifikation im Zusammenspiel verschiedener Bezugsobjekte konzeptionell tiefer zu durchdringen und eine fundierte empirische Studie zu deren Wirkungen auf den Stadionbesuch von Fans vorzulegen.
By Christian Lucas, Gabriele Schuster. 2023
Dieses Buch liefert einen Überblick über neue Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Wirkmechanismen von digitalem Marketing. Es gibt vielfältige Impulse und zeigt anhand…eines breiten Themenportfolios, welche Strategien sich für die praktische Anwendung in der Wirtschaft eignen. Die Autor:innen, allesamt Hochschuldozierende und praxiserfahrene Marketingexpert:innen, betrachten dabei die Auswirkungen der kontinuierlichen Vernetzung und Digitalisierung im gesamten Marketingprozess – und geben Antworten auf folgende Fragen: Welche Auswirkungen hat die Digitalisierung auf die Kund:innen? Wie emotionalisiert man Kundenbeziehungen und wie sieht eine erfolgreiche Customer Journey aus? Welche Potenziale haben Open Innovation, Growth Hacking, Blockchain und Künstliche Intelligenz im Marketing? Was gilt es bei E-Commerce-Strategien und beim Dynamic Pricing zu beachten? Was ist eine Corporate Digital Responsibility und welche Bedeutung haben Corporate Podcasts? Was müssen Unternehmen in besonderen Segmenten wie im B2B oder auch bei der Zielgruppe 50+ heute beachten? Ein leicht verständliches und praxisnahes Werk, das Marketingverantwortliche in Unternehmen in die Lage versetzt, gezielt dort nachzusteuern, wo sie gerade akuten Bedarf haben. Mit Beiträgen von:Elisa Dorothee Adam Christoph Albers Prof. Dr. Josef Arweck Prof. Dr. Thomas Bolz Prof. Dr. Georg Bouché Simon Ens Dr. Eva Ghazari-ArndtProf. Dr. Maik Günther Prof. Dr. Nele Hansen Dr. Natascha Hebestreit Prof. Dr. Claudia Hess Prof. Dr. Dr. Dietmar Janetzko Prof. Dr. Marion Kalteis Prof. Dr. Jan Thido Karlshaus Prof. Dr. Anna Klein Prof. Dr. Ralf Kneuper Prof. Dr. Cordula KreuzenbeckProf. Dr. Alexandra Kühte Prof. Dr. Sibylle Kunz Prof. Dr. Rico ManßProf. Dr. Michaela Moser Prof. Dr. Susanne O’Gorman Prof. Dr. Jochen Panzer Prof. Dr. Sven Pastowski Prof. Dr. Jan Pieper Prof. Dr. Jonas Polfuß Prof. Dr. Katharina-Maria Rehfeld Prof. Dr. Verena Renneberg Prof. Dr. Angela Rohde Prof. Dr. Uta Scheunert Prof. Dr. Daniel Schmid Prof. Dr. Benjamin Krischan Schulte Prof. Dr. Carsten Skerra Prof. Dr. Felix Wölfle Prof. Dr. Lisa-Charlotte Wolter Prof. Dr. Matthias Zeisberg Prof. Dr. Ina zur Oven-Krockhaus Prof. Dr. Tanja Zweigle
Eine Arbeitswelt ohne Mitarbeiter-Benefits ist nicht mehr vorstellbar. Es handelt sich dabei um Zusatzleistungen zum Gehalt der Arbeitnehmer, die einen…immer höheren Stellenwert einnehmen. Arbeitgeber stehen zunehmend vor der Herausforderung, die passenden Mitarbeiter zu finden und auch zu halten. Mit Hilfe von Mitarbeiter-Benefits wie Sabbatical, Zuschüssen oder Vier-Tage-Woche kann die Arbeitgeberattraktivität maßgeblich gesteigert werden. Dieses Fachbuch gibt einen kompakten Überblick über die wesentlichen Erfolgsfaktoren von Mitarbeiter-Benefits. Der Autor klärt auf, warum Unternehmen, die ein attraktiver Arbeitgeber sein wollen, an Mitarbeiter-Benefits nicht vorbeikommen. Eine Sammlung von 44 Mitarbeiter-Benefits dient als wertvolle Umsetzungshilfe für Unternehmer und kann als Ideenpool und Kreativquelle rund um das wichtige Thema Mitarbeiter-Benefits immer wieder zu Rate gezogen werden.
Ambiguity in Organization Theory: From Intrinsic to Strategic Perspectives (Elements in Organization Theory)
By Eero Vaara, Giulia Cappellaro, Amelia Compagni. 2023
This Element presents and discusses the main trajectories in the evolution of the concept of ambiguity and the most relevant…theoretical contributions developed around it. It specifically elaborates on both the intrinsic perspectives on ambiguity as an inherent part of organizational decision-making processes and the more recent strategic perspectives on discursively constructed strategic ambiguity. It helps illuminate the path ahead of organizational scholars and offers new avenues for future research. This is important given the ever more pervasive presence of ambiguity in and around organizations and societies.
By Eklas Hossain. 2023
The Sun, Energy, and Climate Change conveys one central idea – that we can utilize energy without continuing to harm…the planet by increasing our reliance on energy from the sun. This accessible guide stresses the sun’s importance as our ultimate energy source by focusing on climate change from an energy perspective and explains the naturally balanced energy transfer from the sun to the earth and society’s consumption of this energy. This book is for anyone worried about environmental damage from our reliance on fossil fuels and the global fight against climate change. The key message being we do not have to accept the inevitable and can work to prevent the worst.
This book is Karl Widerquist's first statement of the “indepentarian” theory of justice, or what he calls “Justice as the…Pursuit of Accord” (JPA). It provides five arguments for UBI, one based on the JPA theory of freedom, another based on the JPA theory of property, and three that reply to common objections to UBI. Each of these three turns the argument around using the central concepts in a justification for UBI. Although the central argument is for one specific policy proposal, this book's perspective is much wider, including very basic criticism of social-contract-based and natural-rights-based theories of justice.
By Catherine Altman Morgan. 2023
"...takes the lid off the difficult career questions we all face, and provides pointed advice for finding healthy, empowering work."-Steve…Woodruff, Author, Clarity WinsThe Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffling, and Quiet Quitting-clearly something is not right at work. Rates of stress, anxiety, and depression were skyrocketing before the COVID-19 pandemic. Tied to their smartphones 24/7, many people were overworking, measuring their self-worth and value by how busy they were. They compared their lives to the filtered lives of peers on social media. They worked in corporate cultures that didn't support employees, and they undervalued the importance of their own mental and physical health. During the pandemic's height in 2020, many people were forced to stay home. Some found themselves without a job at all; others had to learn to do their jobs remotely. It was during this "down time" that many people realized that busyness, overworking, overconsumption, avoidance, and numbing weren't helping. In fact, the whole approach was batshit crazy. In This Isn't Working! Evolving the Way We Work to Decrease Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, career transition expert Catherine Altman Morgan explains why we shouldn't be striving to get back to "normal," because normal wasn't all that great. Instead, we need to EVOLVE. Through her company, Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., Catherine has worked with many clients who suffer with physical and mental health issues caused by work-related stress. In this book she offers techniques and strategies to rethink how we live and work and start feeling better almost immediately. "I need this book. You might too! If you've felt a bit dented, here's the fix!" -Chris Brogan, Chief of Staff, Appfire.com
By Eduardo J. Gómez. 2023
Why do sugary beverage and fast food industries thrive in the emerging world?An interesting public health paradox has emerged in…some developing nations. Despite government commitment to eradicating noncommunicable diseases and innovative prevention programs aimed at reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes, sugary beverage and fast food industries are thriving. But political leaders in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, India, China, and Indonesia are reluctant to introduce policies regulating the marketing and sale of their products, particularly among vulnerable groups like children and the poor. Why?In Junk Food Politics, Eduardo J. Gómez argues that the challenge lies with the strategic politics of junk food industries in these countries. Industry leaders have succeeded in creating supportive political coalitions by, ironically, partnering with governments to promote soda taxes, food labeling, and initiatives focused on public awareness and exercise while garnering presidential support (and social popularity) through contributions to government anti-hunger and anti-poverty campaigns. These industries have also manipulated scientific research by working with academic allies while creating their own support bases among the poor through employment programs and community services. Taken together, these tactics have hampered people's ability to mobilize in support of stricter regulation for the marketing and sale of unhealthy products made by companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé.Drawing on detailed historical case studies, Junk Food Politics proposes an alternative political science framework that emphasizes how junk food corporations restructure politics and society before agenda-setting ever takes place. This pathbreaking book also reveals how these global corporations further their policy influence through the creation of transnational nongovernmental organizations that support industry views.
By Bruce A. Kimball. 2023
Colleges and universities are richer than ever—so why has the price of attending them risen so much?As endowments and fundraising…campaigns have skyrocketed in recent decades, critics have attacked higher education for steeply increasing its production cost and price and the snowballing debt of students. In Wealth, Cost, and Price in American Higher Education, Bruce A. Kimball and Sarah M. Iler reveal how these trends began 150 years ago and why they have intensified in recent decades.In the late nineteenth century, American colleges and universities began fiercely competing to expand their revenue, wealth, and production cost in order to increase their quality and prestige and serve the soaring number of students. From that era through today, the rising wealth and cost of higher education have continued to reinforce each other and spiral upward, increasing the heavily subsidized price paid by students. Kimball and Iler explain the strategy and reasoning that drove this wealth-cost double helix, the new tactics in fundraising and endowment investing that fueled it, and economists' efforts to understand it.Using extensive archival, documentary, and quantitative research, Kimball and Iler trace the shifting public perception of higher education and its correlation with rising costs, stagnating wages, and explosive student debt. They show how stratification of wealth in higher education became tightly interwoven with wealth inequality in American society. This relationship raises fundamental questions about equity in US higher education and its contribution to social mobility and democracy.
By Ray Fisman, Amy Finkelstein, Liran Einav. 2022
An engaging and accessible examination of what ails insurance markets—and what to do about it—by three leading economists Why…is dental insurance so crummy? Why is pet insurance so expensive? Why does your auto insurer ask for your credit score? The answer to these questions lies in understanding how insurance works. Unlike the market for other goods and services—for instance, a grocer who doesn&’t care who buys the store&’s broccoli or carrots—insurance providers are more careful in choosing their customers, because some are more expensive than others. Unraveling the mysteries of insurance markets, Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, and Ray Fisman explore such issues as why insurers want to know so much about us and whether we should let them obtain this information; why insurance entrepreneurs often fail (and some tricks that may help them succeed); and whether we&’d be better off with government-mandated health insurance instead of letting businesses, customers, and markets decide who gets coverage and at what price. With insurance at the center of divisive debates about privacy, equity, and the appropriate role of government, this book offers clear explanations for some of the critical business and policy issues you&’ve often wondered about, as well as for others you haven&’t yet considered.
By Stephen Judd, John Swinton, Kara Martin. 2023
We all can think of organisations that were established by Christians that are no longer recognisably Christian. In Keeping Faith,…the authors outline the key components of organisational faithfulness – that is, what is needed for Christian organisations to stay true to the way of Jesus. They argue that the old reliance on statements of faith, or a set of Christian values, is insufficient. What is needed is a robust organisational theology that inhabits the enterprise’s structures, management, business policies, practices and relationships and is tailored to the purpose of the organisation.In this important book, you will find: a checklist to determine if your organisation is losing its faithfulness; an outline of some key components of organisational theology; examples, both positive and negative, of theological application in organisations; discussion questions for organisational reflection.With combined global experience in practical theology, running businesses and charities, and integrating faith and work, Judd, Swinton and Martin have created an important and essential book for every Christian organisation.
This book analyzes the phenomenally profitable “Red Tourism” industry in China, in which visitors make pilgrimages to sites of historical…significance to the Communist Party of China and the Chinese Revolution. The book examines Red Tourism in connection with the transforming power relations between the state and the private, communication in the socialist past, and the current round of capitalization, against the backdrop of the world’s second largest economy. By re-evaluating the conventional notion of propaganda through the lens of neutral xuanchuan propaganda, the book presents a nuanced look at the social space of Red Tourism, revealing that propaganda should be conceived as a commodity, an industry, or even a media system similar to the news media. Drawn from combining fieldwork and cultural analysis spanning a decade, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of communication studies, tourism, and Chinese politics.
By Gary Saul Morson. 2023
A timely exploration of intellectual dogmatism in politics, economics, religion, and literature—and what can be done to fight itPolarization may…be pushing democracy to the breaking point. But few have explored the larger, interconnected forces that have set the stage for this crisis: namely, a rise in styles of thought, across a range of fields, that literary scholar Gary Saul Morson and economist Morton Schapiro call “fundamentalist.” In Minds Wide Shut, Morson and Schapiro examine how rigid adherence to ideological thinking has altered politics, economics, religion, and literature in ways that are mutually reinforcing and antithetical to the open-mindedness and readiness to compromise that animate democracy. In response, they propose alternatives that would again make serious dialogue possible.Fundamentalist thinking, Morson and Schapiro argue, is not limited to any one camp. It flourishes across the political spectrum, giving rise to dueling monologues of shouting and abuse between those who are certain that they can’t be wrong, that truth and justice are all on their side, and that there is nothing to learn from their opponents, who must be evil or deluded. But things don’t have to be this way. Drawing on thinkers and writers from across the humanities and social sciences, Morson and Schapiro show how we might begin to return to meaningful dialogue through case-based reasoning, objective analyses, lessons drawn from literature, and more.The result is a powerful invitation to leave behind simplification, rigidity, and extremism—and to move toward a future of greater open-mindedness, moderation, and, perhaps, even wisdom.
By Margot Canaday. 2023
A masterful history of the LGBT workforce in AmericaWorkplaces have traditionally been viewed as “straight spaces” in which queer people…passed. As a result, historians have directed limited attention to the experiences of queer people on the job. Queer Career rectifies this, offering an expansive historical look at sexual minorities in the modern American workforce. Arguing that queer workers were more visible than hidden and, against the backdrop of state aggression, vulnerable to employer exploitation, Margot Canaday positions employment and fear of job loss as central to gay life in postwar America.Rather than finding that many midcentury employers tried to root out gay employees, Canaday sees an early version of “don’t ask / don’t tell”: in all kinds of work, as long as queer workers were discreet, they were valued for the lower wages they could be paid, their contingency, their perceived lack of familial ties, and the ease with which they could be pulled in and pushed out of the labor market. Across the socioeconomic spectrum, they were harbingers of post-Fordist employment regimes we now associate with precarity. While progress was not linear, by century’s end some gay workers rejected their former discretion, and some employers eventually offered them protection unattained through law. Pushed by activists at the corporate grass roots, business emerged at the forefront of employment rights for sexual minorities. It did so, at least in part, in response to the way that queer workers aligned with, and even prefigured, the labor system of late capitalism.Queer Career shows how LGBT history helps us understand the recent history of capitalism and labor and rewrites our understanding of the queer past.