Economics and business

Economics and Business
The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Actors, Institutions and Financial Crises in Latin America
Luca Cacciolatti, Soo Hee Lee, “Entrepreneurial Marketing for SMEs”
The Best of Business Economics: Highlights from the First Fifty Years by Robert Crow
Land Use and Spatial Planning Enabling Sustainable Management of Land Resources
The Infrastructure We Ride On: Decision Making in Transportation Investment by Joseph Berechman

The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Actors, Institutions and Financial Crises in Latin America

English | EPUB | 2018 | 202 Pages | ISBN : 3319746057 | 0.6 MB

This book explores the various economic and institutional factors that explain why huge investments are made in unworthy transportation mega-projects in the US and other countries. It is based on research, the general literature, economic analyses, and results from a specifically collected database showing that a significant proportion of implemented mega-projects have been found to be inferior ex-ante or incapable of delivering the returns they promised ex-post.
Transportation infrastructure and other public investments of a similar scope (mega-projects) reflect public sector priorities and objectives, non-pecuniary as well as financial constraints, and a range of decision-making processes. This book describes how decisions made in the public sector with respect to transportation infrastructure investments are affected by the large populations and territories they serve, the estimation of the substantial opportunity costs they entail, the formal procedures instituted for quantitatively appraising projected outcomes and monetary returns, and the political environment in which these decisions are made.

Luca Cacciolatti, Soo Hee Lee, “Entrepreneurial Marketing for SMEs”

English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319718606 | 116 Pages | PDF | 10.4 MB

This book reconciles competing and sometimes contradictory forms of land use, while also promoting sustainable land use options. It highlights land use planning, spatial planning, territorial (or regional) planning, and ecosystem-based or environmental land use planning as tools that strengthen land governance. Further, it demonstrates how to use these types of land-use planning to improve economic opportunities based on sustainable management of land resources, and to develop land use options that strike a balance between conservation and development objectives.
Competition for land is increasing as demand for multiple land uses and ecosystem services rises. Food security issues, renewable energy and emerging carbon markets are creating pressures for the conversion of agricultural land to other uses such as reforestation and biofuels. At the same time, there is a growing demand for land in connection with urbanization and recreation, mining, food production, and biodiversity conservation. Managing the increasing competition between these services, and balancing different stakeholders’ interests, requires efficient allocation of land resources.

The Best of Business Economics: Highlights from the First Fifty Years by Robert Crow

2016 | ISBN: 1137572507 | English | 480 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Since its establishment in 1965, Business Economics has been an essential resource for those who use economics in the workplace. Its consistent intent has been to distinguish itself from academic journals by focusing on what is useful to practitioners of economics in their everyday work, and it has risen to become the leading forum for debating solutions to critical business problems, analyzing key business and economic issues, and sharing of best-practice models, tools, and hands-on techniques. In celebration of the journal’s anniversary, The Best of ‘Business Economics’ brings together forty of the best articles from half a century of publication: those that pushed boundaries, challenged conventional wisdom, and redefined the way practitioners and academics approached their work. Much of the insight afforded in this collection on the uses and limitations of economics are as fresh and useful today as when they were published. Featuring award-winning articles and the world’s premier economists, this collection is an essential addition to any economics library.

Land Use and Spatial Planning Enabling Sustainable Management of Land Resources

2014 | pages: 225 | ISBN: 134955975X | PDF | 1,0 mb

Entrepreneurial Marketing for SMEs contextualizes the practice of marketing amongst SMEs, and critically discusses major issues of Entrepreneurial Marketing with a relevant and up-to-date academic body of knowledge.

The Infrastructure We Ride On: Decision Making in Transportation Investment by Joseph Berechman

2005 | 267 Pages | ISBN: 1403969035 | PDF | 1.3 MB

This book takes a cross-disciplinary look at the financial markets of emerging markets in Latin America. The author wants to disassemble the black box that is the financial market: what are the motivations and interests of the various actors, both institutional and individual? How do these interact with each other? How does this information help us understand the Mexican crisis in the 90s and the current crisis in Argentina? The author has conducted extensive interviews with brokers, asset managers, economists, strategists, and analysts in the US, UK, Europe, and Latin America, providing significant material for this study.

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