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The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups

This book describes how small businesses and startups can raise up to $1 million in equity (or debt) funding online via what are called Crowdfunding Platforms―online communities and websites. On May 16, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission implemented Title III of the JOBS Act, a law signed by President Barack Obama and formally known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The act is designed to "reopen American capit...

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World Bank Accountability : In Theory and in Practice

International financial institutions such as the World Bank should be accountable - but to whom and for what? What role is there for legal and social normativity to influence, prescribe and assess behaviour and, ultimately, realize specific outcomes? How do we answer such questions in theory and how do we implement the answers to such questions in practice? Focusing on the World Bank's development-lending operations, this book consid...

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Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

The financial industry's invention of complex products such as credit default swaps and other derivatives has been widely blamed for triggering the global financial crisis of 2008. In Codes of Finance, Vincent Antonin Lépinay, a former employee of one of the world's leading investment banks, takes readers behind the scenes of the equity derivatives business at the bank before the crisis, providing a detailed firsthand account of the ...

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Diverse Development Paths and Structural Transformation in the Escape from Poverty

This volume analyzes the experiences of developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines how they might catch up. Based on growth performance across the developing world over the last five decades, it offers a thorough account of the possibilities to engage in such processes in an increasingly globalized world. Together, the chapters highlight the diversity and variation of development pathways and pr...

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Investing in an Uncertain Economy For Dummies

Investing in an Uncertain Economy For Dummies provides investors with focused, individualized investment strategies that enable them to conquer indecision and protect and strengthen their current financial holdings. With advice from 200 top independent financial advisors, empowered readers can make effective asset allocation decisions in the face of volatile markets.

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The Next Revolution in our Credit-Driven Economy

Go inside the research to see the global consequences of unethical banking The Next Revolution in our Credit-Driven Economy: The Advent of Financial Technology integrates market theory and practice to help investors identify growth opportunities, and to help regulators create a sustainable economic environment. Author Paul Schulte, former economic analyst with the National Security Council, draws upon his own decade-spanning research...

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The New Rules of Marketing and PR, 5th Edition

The most updated edition yet of the benchmark guide to marketing and PR, with the latest social media, marketing, and sales trends, tools, and real-world examples of success This is the fifth edition of the pioneering guide to the future of marketing. The New Rules of Marketing & PR is an international bestseller with more than 350,000 copies sold in over twenty-five languages. It offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing ...

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Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth offers a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature primarily on mutual funds but also discusses related investment vehicles, especially ETFs. In this edited volume, noted scholars and practitioners write chapters in their areas of expertise. It interweaves the contributions of multiple authors into an authoritative overview of important but selective topics...

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Accounting Best Practices

Praise for Accounting Best Practices Sixth Edition "For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls . . . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is lo...

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Just Around The Corner

Americans have always believed that economic growth leads to job growth. In this groundbreaking book, Stanley Aronowitz argues that this is no longer true. "Just Around the Corner" looks at the state of the American economy as planned by democrats and republicans over the last thirty years. In this book, Aronowitz finds that economic growth has become "delinked" from job creation, and that unemployment and underemployment are a perma...