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After the Fall: Opportunities and Strategies for Real Estate Investing in the Coming Decade

Praise for After The Fall "Steve Bergsman provides his readers with one of the most comprehensive, yet concise overviews of real estate and all its property types."—Christopher Macke, Vice President, GE Real Estate "This is an extraordinary work of detailed research and compelling writing. I've never seen the subject presented in such a cogent and skillful manner."—Phil Hall, editor, Secondary Marketing Executive "The way out of the ...

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Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa

This book presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the governance of public procurement reform in Africa. Through a bottom-up approach to case studies and comparative analyses, scholars, practitioners, and social activists write about the organizational mechanisms and implementation gaps in public procurement governance in light of the general premises of national reform. Reforming the ways in which government purchases works, go...

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Himalayan Perceptions: Environmental Change and the Well-Being of Mountain Peoples

In the 1970s and 1980s many institutions, agencies and scholars believed that the Himalayan region was facing severe environmental disaster, due primarily to rapid growth in population that has caused extensive deforestation, which in turn has led to massive landsliding and soil erosion. This series of assumptions was first challenged in the book: The Himalayan Dilemma (1989: Ives and Messerli, Routledge). Nevertheless, the environme...

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Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably, 2nd Edition

“Laurel Delaney writes in a tremendous spirit of service to entrepreneurial and small business leaders navigating the opportunities of globalization. Whether leading a fresh startup, a small business, or an entrepreneurial growth company seeking greatness, the question of whether―and how―to go global must be addressed. Delaney shows yet again her passionate dedication to serving her readers with deeply practical guidance.”―Jim Collin...

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Counterparty Risk and Funding: A Tale of Two Puzzles

Solve the DVA/FVA Overlap Issue and Effectively Manage Portfolio Credit Risk Counterparty Risk and Funding: A Tale of Two Puzzles explains how to study risk embedded in financial transactions between the bank and its counterparty. The authors provide an analytical basis for the quantitative methodology of dynamic valuation, mitigation, and hedging of bilateral counterparty risk on over-the-counter (OTC) derivative contracts under fun...

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Brand the Future: Systematische Markenentwicklung im B2B

Dieses Buch zeigt anhand eines Best-Practice-Beispiels auf, wie eine Marke mit Dienstleistungspartnern systematisch entwickelt und mit entsprechenden Marketingaktivitäten konsequent weitergeführt wird. Von der strategischen Entwicklung bis hin zur Verdeutlichung der Markennutzen im Verkaufsgespräch werden wesentliche Handlungsschritte aufgezeigt, die eine entscheidende Wirkung auf die Markenwahrnehmung haben. Das Buch richtet sich vo...

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Keynes, Minsky and Financial Crises in Emerging Markets

One of the most important, yet perhaps still under-appreciated lessons of the global financial crisis of 2007-09 concerns the role that academic economics plays in today's society and politics. Along with the revelations about the skewed incentive structure in the financial industry, short-termism in national economic policies, dogmatic thinking at the levels of international economics institutions and controversial processes of fina...

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The Seventeenth-Century Customs Service Surveyed

In January 1682, William Culliford, a loyal and experienced officer in the King's customs service, began an extraordinary journey under Treasury orders to investigate the integrity and efficiency of the customs establishments of southwest England and south Wales as part of a drive to maximize the Crown's income from customs duties (on which it relied for much of its revenue). Starting at Bristol, Culliford eventually completed this d...

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Territory, specialization and globalization in European Manufacturing

Although traditional manufacturing (textiles, clothing, footwear, furniture, etc) has been in decline in developed countries, it still represents an important part of European employment due to its labour-intensive character. Moreover, its geographical concentration particularly exposes certain regions of Europe to job loss as the industry declines. This book provides an explanation for the differences observed in the impact of globa...

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Green Economy Reader: Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability

State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics. This book is focusing on sustainability pathways, new economic theory, democracy and institutions, multidimensional assessment of sustainability, macroeconomic modelling and policies, climate change and renewable energy, resource flows and circular economy, regenerative cities, environmental conflicts and values. It will be helpf...