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The Economics of Barter and Countertrade

'Countertrade is a more common phenomenon than many people realise, especially in East-West and North-South trade. Yet, superficially, countertrade is inefficient in comparison to monetary trade. the paradox of how an apparently inefficient trading mechanism can become so dominant attracted increasing theoretical interest in the 1970s and 1980s. the editors of this volume were amongst the intellectual leaders in the field. the literature on countertrade is quite diffuse, and the editors have performed a major service by bringing together the important contribution in a single volume. This will be an important source of reference for many years to come.' - Mark Casson, University of Reading, UK

This authoritative collection presents the most important published articles on barter and countertrade from early scepticism to the recent sophisticated theoretical models and empirical evidence.The papers selected focus upon the policy ...

Evaluation and Performance Measurement of Research and Development

Techniques and Perspectives for Multi-level Analysis

This book develops and illustrates a comprehensive, multi-level framework for the evaluation of industrial research and development (R&D) activities and the measurement of their performance. The framework encompasses a set of hierarchical, interrelated levels at which R&D evaluation and performance measurement could be undertaken. This enlightening book focuses on the single industrial firm to study performance measurement of R&D functions, projects and individual researchers or engineers. It also addresses R&D evaluation from the point of view of financial markets, with a focus on the relationship between R&D investments and the value of the traded firm. The book broadens tin scope to study the role of technology platforms as R&D coordination mechanisms and also looks at the evaluation of R&D policies. This book will be warmly welcomed by researchers and postgraduate students in disciplines concerned with innovation management, technology policy, and finance who wish to gain an updated overview of R&D evaluation and performance measurement as well as exploring different units of analysis.

Our analysis suggests that firms use performance measurement in NPD mainly to
control activities in those industries (High Tech, in the definition of Kodama)
where the failure rates of projects and activities, and hence their unpredictability,
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Professional Software Development

Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers

bull; Renowned software expert Steve McConnell presents his latest thoughts on the condition of the software engineering profession bull; Helps software developers regain the sight of the big-picture reasons why their jobs matter bull; A thinking man's guide to the current state of software

bull; Renowned software expert Steve McConnell presents his latest thoughts on the condition of the software engineering profession bull; Helps software developers regain the sight of the big-picture reasons why their jobs matter bull; A ...

Cyber Security

Economic Strategies and Public Policy Alternatives

'Overall, this book fills a gap in the literature by providing a systematic and thorough analysis of the impacts of cyber threats on the corporate world. Its policy recommendations are sound and well supported by the research. . . the book also managed to weave together computer science, public policy, and economics in such a way that the arguments from each discipline are enhanced by the others. This book would be an excellent text for courses focused on computer technology, business security, cyber security, or those that examine the economic costs associated with high technology. . . Outside of academia, the book would provide valuable insights about the threats, tools to counter them, government regulations, and varying approaches to cyber security to corporate leaders and information technology decision-makers. Finally, members of government who are working in relevant fields would benefit greatly from the information provided and the policy recommendations made by the authors.' - Alethia H. Cook, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The authors of this book comprehensively explore the many issues surrounding this unique system, including private sector cyber security investment decisions and implementation strategies, public policy efforts to ensure overall security, ...

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2013

Acclaim for the 2011 edition: 'The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index . . . focuses on high-growth companies. It tries to measure the ambition of entrepreneurs as well as the prevalence of start-ups. It presents its results in ways that are designed to capture the attention of policymakers. It produces a ranking of 71 countries (for all their faults, nothing makes a politician jump like a league table). It also identifies bottlenecks that prevent countries from doing better. The index concludes that development and enterprise are correlated.' – The Economist The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index both captures the context features of entrepreneurship and fills a gap in the measurement of development. Building on recent advances in entrepreneurship and economic development, the authors have created an index that offers a measure of the quality of the business formation process in 118 of the most important countries in the world. The authors expertly capture the contextual feature of entrepreneurship by focusing on entrepreneurial attitudes, entrepreneurial abilities and entrepreneurial aspirations. The data and their contribution to the business formation process are supported by three decades of research into entrepreneurship across a host of countries. The unique index construction of individual and institutional measures integrates 31 variables from various data sources into 14 pillars, three sub-indexes and a 'super index'. The relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development appears to be more or less mildly S-shaped. The findings suggest moving away from simple measures of entrepreneurship across countries illustrating a U-shaped or L-shaped relationship to more complex measures, which are positively related to development. The model has important implications for development policy. This unique book will be invaluable for researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs keen to expand their understanding of entrepreneurship and development.

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Business Strategy and National Culture

US and Asia Pacific Microcomputer Multinationals in Europe

'The backward linkage strategies of major multinationals differ significantly between firms within the same industry. In this provocative book, Denise Tsang explains these differences in strategy in terms of the culture of the parent company and the age of the firm. Her case study of the European microcomputer industry encompasses major multinationals from the US, Japan, Taiwan and Korea, and includes both long-established firms and recent start-ups. It contains a wealth of fascinating detail which she elegantly synthesises to support her thesis.' - Mark Casson, University of Reading, UK 'This book is a major contribution to our understanding of international business strategy. It adopts a unique culturist view that has been long neglected by mainstream strategy theorists.' - Geoffrey G. Jones, Harvard Business School, US This timely book investigates the importance of national culture as it applies to the strategic management of multinationals. The author focuses on backward linkage strategies within US, Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean microcomputer multinationals investing in Europe. In particular, both market-driven and resource-driven strategic orientations are depicted in new and established firms.

Although much has been written about the bounded rational business strategists
and their cognitive limitations, the cultural influence on business strategy has
been largely neglected. This book examines one of the most puzzling issues ...

International Business Strategy in Emerging Country Markets

The Institutional Network Approach

The book outlines and develops an integrated and pragmatic socio-economic approach towards undertaking effective MNC strategy in emerging country markets. This, labelled the 'institutional network approach' (INA), applies a new strategic perspective to international business operations and emphasises the continuous interplay between institutions and networks in designing and executing global strategies. The INA integrates the shareholder and stakeholder viewpointinto a comparative holistic perspective of international business strategy based on a broader societal approach.

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socially-based strategy development, which is represented in this chapter,
strategy analysis is concentrated on one major stakeholder: the government.
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Who's who in International Business Education and Research

'This work is recommended for corporate libraries whose companies are involved in international business, and for academic libraries affiliated with colleges of business.' - Kay M. Stebbins, Choice This project is distinctive in that it really is a 'Who's Who' rather than a directory of all scholars engaged in international business education and research.

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la Recherche Financiere Editorial duties Editorial Boards: Journal of Asian
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Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research

This important and original book places the case study in international business research in its historical context, critically evaluates current case study practices in the field and proposes a more pluralistic future for case research within international business and international management research. While the case study is the most popular qualitative research strategy in the field, only a narrow selection of possible approaches is currently used. IB and IM researchers typically rely on a case study approach that could be characterized as 'qualitative positivism'. The editors and contributors look beyond this disciplinary convention and encourage greater pluralism in IB and IM case research. Their key argument is that increased awareness of prevailing disciplinary conventions - and their limitations - increases the potential for methodological innovation and versatility in case research. The contributions provide critical, novel and innovative perspectives on the case study in IB and IM research. The book offers inspiration to case authors and an authoritative methodological reference for those publishing and reviewing case research. It will also be highly regarded by postgraduate and doctoral students in IB and IM as well as both qualitative and quantitative researchers in the field.

Nason, S.W. and M.M. Pillutla (1998), 'Towards a model of international research
teams', Journal of Managerial Psychology, 13 (3–4), 156–66. Peterson, M.F. (
2001), 'International collaboration in organizational behavior research', Journal of
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Handbook of Research on International Advertising

'Almost 50 of the leading researchers, teachers and thought leaders have come together to brilliantly cover the complex and evolving field of international advertising research. From culture to methodologies to the newest in digital approaches, international advertising research has never gotten as compete coverage as found in this one volume.' – Don E. Schultz, Northwestern University, US 'An excellent book for international marketing scholars and advertising executives that focuses on the complexity of making advertising decisions in a global world. The contributors identify how international advertising perspectives are being transformed by such changes as the emergence of social media, rise of BRIC countries, and increasing concern for localization of advertising. Confident in predictions and bold in recommendations, this book is written with ambition, scope, and verve that sets it apart from the usual advertising books.' – Subhash C. Jain, University of Connecticut, US The Handbook of Research on International Advertising presents the latest thinking, experiences and results in a wide variety of areas in international advertising. It incorporates those visions and insights into areas that have seldom been touched in prior international advertising research, such as research in digital media, retrospective research, cultural psychology, and innovative methodologies. Forming a major reference tool, the Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the area, including entries on: theoretical advances in international advertising research, culture and its impact on advertising effectiveness, online media strategy in global advertising, methodological issues in international advertising, effectiveness of specific creative techniques, global advertising agencies, international perspectives of corporate reputation, transnational trust, global consumer cultural positioning, and performance of integrated marketing communications, among others. Researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of marketing, advertising, communication, and media management will find this important and stimulating resource invaluable.

International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, 4 (1/2), 3–19. Ewing
, M.T., T. Salzberger and R.R. Sinkovics (2005), 'An alternative approach to
assessing cross-cultural measurement equivalence in advertising research',
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