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Government Support to Agricultural Insurance

Governments in developing countries have been increasingly involved in the support of agricultural (crop and livestock) insurance programs in recent years. In their attempts to design and implement agricultural insurance, they have sought technical and financial assistance from the international community and particularly from the World Bank. One of the recurrent requests from governments regards international experience with agricul...

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The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Research-based investigations of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship have the potential to inform each other and enrich our knowledge of each of these areas, particularly with regard to cognitive processes and effective behaviors. Yet, while these research streams have increasingly received a great deal of attention, they have developed largely independently of one another. The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and ...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis, 5th edition

Should Malaysia build a new steel mill, or New York City an urban motorway? Should higher education expand, or water supplies be improved? These are typical questions to which cost-benefit analysis, the key economic tool for analyzing problems of social choice can contribute to as well as providing a useful vehicle for understanding the practical value of welfare economics. This invaluable text covers the main problems that arise in ...

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Key Business Analytics: The 60+ tools every manager needs to turn data into insights

Key Business Analytics will help managers apply tools to turn data into insights that help them better understand their customers, optimize their internal processes and identify cost savings and growth opportunities. It includes analysis techniques within the following categories: Financial analytics – cashflow, profitability, sales forecasts Market analytics – market size, market trends, marketing channels Customer analytics – custo...

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Project Managing E-Learning: A Handbook for Successful Design, Delivery and Management

Project Managing E-learning provides an essential framework, based on the globally accepted IPECC model, for planning, designing, delivering, managing and evaluating e-learning projects successfully. It focuses on practical, easy-to-understand methods and offers applications of project management principles in the real world. Illustrated by case studies of projects undertaken in business and academia it provides a step-by-step guide ...

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Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004-2012

This book is open access under a CC BY license. In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experien...

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The Academy of Management Annals, Volume 1

The Academy of Management is proud to announce the inaugural volume of The Academy of Management Annals. This exciting new series follows one guiding principle: The advancement of knowledge is possible only by conducting a thorough examination of what is known and unknown in a given field. Such assessments can be accomplished through comprehensive, critical reviews of the literature―crafted by informed scholars who determine when a l...

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Love and Money: A Life Guide to Financial Success

"The financial decisions we make in our lives are sometimes not the easiest to discuss but have long-lasting effects. [Opdyke's advice] has opened the door in my relationship to conversations that were a long time coming." -Josh, regular reader of Opdyke's "Love & Money" column, Florida Real answers to real questions about money and relationships: * I have too much debt and my credit isn't very good. How can I fix my financial pr...

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Principles of Emergency Planning and Management

As interest in planning for emergencies and disasters burgeons, and educational and training programs proliferate, Principles of emergency planning and management is the first book to meet the need for a concise yet comprehensive and systematic primer on how to prepare for a disaster. Providing readers with a comprehensive, systematic, yet concise introduction to effective preparation for disasters, it provides a unified starting poi...

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All About Dividend Investing, Second Edition

The safe, profitable alternative to a losing bet While many of us were learning the hard way that a buy-and-hope strategy is bound to fail, Don Schreiber, Jr., and Gary E. Stroik were busy updating All About Dividend Investing--the proven answer to a highly flawed, totally outdated, but all-too-common investing approach. This back-to-basics book argues that dividend-paying stocks, not growth stocks, form the best foundation for any p...