Shanghai Splendor: A Cultural History, 1843-1949

"This in an outstanding work. Although Shanghai has been among the most popular subjects for scholars in modern Chinese studies, one has yet to see a project as impressive as this. Yeh tells a most fascinating story."―David Der-wei Wang, author of The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in 20th Century China

Directory of Global Professional Accounting and Business Certifications

"The Directory of Global Professional Accounting and Business Certifications by Lal Balkaran is an indispensable reference source for anyone involved in the international accounting, auditing, and business professions. It is global, comprehensive, accurate, and easy to use. It is like having a personal contact book to all the world's professional organizations." "In a globalized world, employers are confronted by a bewildering variet...

Systemic Risk Assessment and Oversight

The global financial crisis uncovered an important gap in the risk assessment of institutions operating in the supervised and shadow financial systems. Namely, risk assessments, either in private or policy making institutions, centered on the risk of a financial institution in isolation, abstracting from its risks to and exposure from the overall financial system. By overlooking systemic risk, a majority of analysts missed the severi...

Small Money Big Impact: Fighting Poverty with Microfinance

Make your money make a difference—and enjoy attractive returns Small Money, Big Impactexplores and explains the globally growing importance of impact investing. Today, the investor's perspective has become as important as the actual social impact. Based on their experience with over 25 million micro borrowers, the authors delve into the mechanics, considerations, data and strategies that make microloans and impact investing an attrac...

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook

ASQ's brand new Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is here - and this is the book to help prepare! This latest entry in ASQ's popular series of handbooks explicitly follows the certification's Body of Knowledge and addresses each topic to exactly the level Green Belts need. From lean and project management to statistics and data analysis, the DMAIC process is explained in a clear and insightful manner. Figures, tables, references, us...

Knowledge Management And Risk Strategies

This book deals with knowledge management with an emphasis on knowledge risk, i.e., a general trend of knowledge value getting shorter and becoming temporary. The shortening of knowledge value lifespan will have a profound impact on companies' employment policies, and employees' strategies for gaining knowledge.How to manage knowledge selection, including personnel management, will be the key to survival for companies, when corporate...

Wealth and Illfare: An Expedition Into Real Life Economics

While the main objective of Professor C T Kurien's latest book WEALTH and ILLFARE: An Expedition into Real Life Economics is to guide readers interested in the many puzzling economic problems but without any acquaintance with the subject, it breaks fresh ground in the approach to the discipline itself. Taking the position that the economy, the field of enquiry of economics, is an evolving entity becoming more and more complex as it d...

Transience and Permanence in Urban Development

Temporary urban uses – innovative ways to transform cities or new means to old ends? The scale and variety of temporary – or meanwhile or interim – urban uses and spaces has grown rapidly in response to the dramatic increase in vacant and derelict land and buildings, particularly in post-industrial cities. To some, this indicates that a paradigm shift in city making is underway. To others, alternative urbanism is little more than a d...

Hahn and Economic Methodology

Hahn on Methodology: The Quest for Understanding addresses two fundamental questions: (i) what is distinctive about economic theorising?; (ii) what is the cognitive value of the outcome of this activity of economic theorising, i.e. economic theory. We will argue that for Hahn, economic theorising is distinctive with respect to four dimensions. Firstly, the aim of economic theory is neither to describe nor explain the real economic wo...

Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert, 6th edition

The comprehensive "bible" for financial experts providing litigation support The Litigation Services Handbook is the definitive guide for financial experts engaged in litigation services. Attorneys require financial experts now more than ever, and this book provides the guidance you need to provide a high level of service as witness and consultant. Enhance your litigation skills as you delve into the fine points of trial preparation,...