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Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

Governments play a major role in the development process, and constantly introduce reforms and policies to achieve developmental objectives. Many of these interventions have limited impact, however; schools get built but children don't learn, IT systems are introduced but not used, plans are written but not implemented. These achievement deficiencies reveal gaps in capabilities, and weaknesses in the process of building state capabil...

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Work and Family: Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance

Over recent decades the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a dramatic and virtually uninterrupted rise in female labor force participation (LFP). Women in LAC have increased their participation faster than in any other region of the world, with nearly 70 million women added to the labor force. This evolution occurred in the context of more general progress in women s status. Female enrollment rates from primary to ...

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Transforming Teams

Human resources and management consultants are frequently asked to help their clients address fundamental breakdowns within their organizations. More often than not, these breakdowns occur between conflicting functional areas, such as sales and customer service, sales and operations, or creative and operations management. This book explains why these breakdowns occur and details what you can do to correct them. A motivational managem...

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301 Ways to Use Social Media To Boost Your Marketing

Join the TubeMoguls, get Delicious, StumbleUpon customers--and 298 more great tips! MARKETING The time to start social media marketing was yesterday. Don't worry, though--this book will get you going today! 301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing is packed with quick "snapshot" lessons for spreading your message and building customers―with little effort and virtually no cost. Designed to help you take action right away, ...

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CHINAMERICA: The Uneasy Partnership that Will Change the World

Praise for ChinAmerica “A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the emergence of China as a major industrial power and how profoundly it is changing the world economy.” ―Dr. Henry Kressel, author of Competing for the Future: How Digital Innovations Are Changing the World “This book is essential reading for business leaders and observers everywhere as this dramatic shift of economic and political power from the West to China cont...

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Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning, 6th edition

Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning 6e deals with the process of developing and implementing a marketing strategy. The book focuses on competitive positioning at the heart of marketing strategy and includes in-depth discussion of the processes used in marketing to achieve competitive advantage. The book is primarily about creating and sustaining superior performance in the marketplace. It focuses on the two central issues ...

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Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Step Up the Social Ladder?

This book looks at both the potential and limits of policies to promote entrepreneurship as an important vehicle for social mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. Who are the region's entrepreneurs? They tend to be middle-aged males with secondary and, often, tertiary education who represent only a small segment of the economically active population in the six countries considered in this book. They come from families in which ...

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

The worldwide rise of sovereign wealth funds is emblematic of the ongoing transformation of nation-state economic prospects. Sovereign Wealth Funds maps the global footprints of these financial institutions, examining their governance and investment management, and issues of domestic and international legitimacy. Through a variety of case studies--from the China Investment Corporation to the funds of several Gulf states--the authors ...

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The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2013

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2013 illustrates the progress of this revolution for 214 economies around the world. It provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2005 and 2011 across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare economies. This book includes indicators covering the economic and social context, the structure of the information and communication technology sector, se...

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Lean and Agile Project Management

When project managers are faced with budget cuts and fewer resources, waste elimination becomes a priority in maintaining effectiveness. This does not mean shortening or abandoning traditional project cycles, though. In fact, fast results on critical assignments can only be completed with strong plans and a detailed work-breakdown structure. The connections, or lack thereof, are what strongly impact performance and quality. This book...