Cost, Effectiveness And Deployment Of Fuel Economy Technologies For Light-duty Vehicles

The light-duty vehicle fleet is expected to undergo substantial technological changes over the next several decades. New powertrain designs, alternative fuels, advanced materials and significant changes to the vehicle body are being driven by increasingly stringent fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards. By the end of the next decade, cars and light-duty trucks will be more fuel efficient, weigh less, emit less air pollut...

Strategic Thinking In Tactical Times

The premise of the book is to provide insight into new ways through which corporations create and execute strategies. It is the result of a 24-hour intensive workshop that brought together over twenty strategy practitioners from multiple industries. They were asked to consider the proposition that strategy is shifting from a product of an elite group of people within the firm to a process that aggregates strategic thinking from all l...

Globalising Japanese Organisational Culture

Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social interactions in everyday workplace practices at a subsidiary of an elite, Japanese consumer electronics multinational in France, this book intim...

Hedges On Hedge Funds: How To Successfully Analyze And Select An Investment

Hedge funds are among today's fastest-growing investment opportunities. With an estimated 7,500-plus hedge funds worldwide, ever-increasing numbers of investors are profiting from the proven hedge fund advantage. We say estimated because, along with being one of the hottest investments around, hedge funds are also among the most secretive. Forbidden by law from engaging in any form of public solicitation for new clients, hedge funds ...

The Silo Effect: The Peril Of Expertise And The Promise Of Breaking Down Barriers

rarely have I read a book as thought provoking as Gillian Tett, The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers. “Silo” is a buzzword for those of us who work in peacebuilding or just about any other public policy issue, the political versions of these agricultural structures are a constant and frustrating obstacle for those of us working for deep and lasting social change. Tett’s book is particularl...