• Business, Economics & Law
      September 2015

      The Use of Technical and Fundamental Analysis in the Stock Market in Emerging and Developed Economies

      The Use of Technical and Fundame

      by Naveen B. Kumar, Sanjay Mohapatr

      This book gives a scientific and systematic approach to trading in emerging stock markets. As professional traders do not trade purely on the basis of the economic fundamentals, but also take into account market movements generated by other factors (noise trading), knowledge of technical analysis is important to anyone who would like to participate successfully in the stock market. Second, the existence of a skew towards reliance on fundamental analysis at longer horizons suggests that models based on economic considerations will be more important on the long run. Third, the existence of a skew towards reliance on technical analysis at shorter horizons suggests that models based on short term considerations (noise) will be more important in the short term. The present book gives a base for practitioners as well as students to learn the tricks of the trade through examples and case studies.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      December 2015

      Strategic Financial Management for Small and Medium Sized Companies

      Strategic Financial Management f

      by Hande Karadag

      Research shows a majority of small businesses fail in their early years due to poor financial management, turning the dreams of many business owners and novice entrepreneurs into nightmares. This book serves as a guide to prevent small business owners and novice entrepreneurs from experiencing financial disasters. In a simple and easily applicable fashion, it explains how financial management in an enterprise can be conducted strategically to attain significant improvement in business performance. The book takes the basic strategic management model of environmental scanning, planning, implementing and feedback as a framework. It approaches the core financial practices and instruments as elements of strategic financial management which any small or medium sized enterprise can use as strategic tools for a sustainable organizational performance and growth. With its unique strategic outlook, this text is a vital reference book for non-financier small or medium sized enterprise owners and individuals who aim to successfully establish and run their own businesses in the future.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      August 2016

      Angel Financing in Asia Pacific: A Guidebook for Investors and Entrepreneurs

      Angel Financing in Asia Pacific

      by John Y. Lo

      Angel investment and finance have been spreading from Silicon Valley to other parts of the world, including Asia, at an accelerating pace. Yet there have been few attempts to document this phenomenon and examine the hows and whys of startup financing in the region. Angel Financing in Asia Pacific addresses this knowledge gap by approaching the subject matter from two angles. First, from a journalistic angle, it aims to capture the current status and recent developments in a number of countries or territories in Asia. In each country report, the respective author(s) trace the background, trends, and future outlook of technology and innovation driven developments and related angel investment activities. The second part of the book takes a more analytical and prescriptive angle to the subject; making recommendations, providing analysis, and suggesting new approaches to startup financing in the Asia Pacific region.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      July 2016

      More Accounting Changes: Financial Reporting through the Age of Crisis and Globalization

      More Accounting Changes

      by Robert Herz

      This volume, More Accounting Changes, is a revised and updated edition of Herz's earlier work, reflecting: developments in financial reporting; global developments regarding the use of International Financial Reporting Standards; current efforts at disclosure modernization and simplification by the SEC and FASB; and more developments in the field.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2016

      Mastering Digital Transformation: Towards a Smarter Society, Economy, City and Nation

      Mastering Digital Transformation

      by Nagy K. Hanna

      The information and communication technology revolution offers the promise of transforming economies and societies, and the risks of missing on a powerful techno-economic revolution and wasting scarce resources without much developmental impact. Some countries have mastered the process of digital transformation, and continue to realize substantial economic benefits. Others made substantial investments in the ICT infrastructure, with marginal impact. What makes for these differences among countries? Nagy Hanna presents a systematic approach to integrate ICT into development policies and programs across sectors of economy and society. This book bridges the current disconnect between the ICT specialists and their development counterparts in various sectors so as to harness the ongoing ICT revolution to maximize development impact and minimize downside risks. Posing a holistic and strategic framework that draws on lessons learned across all sectors to guide national leaders and development practitioners interested in moving from vision to action, it is an important work for researchers and students of ICT who aim to pursue innovative, inclusive and sustainable development paradigms.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      December 2015

      Grand Transformation Towards an Entrepreneurial Economy: Exploring the Void

      Grand Transformation to Entrepre

      by Piero Formica

      We are now entering a new entrepreneurial economy, as we have shifted away from an industrial economy. This sharing economy has created a new paradigm of aggregation of individuals. It is around these communities organized into categories (workers, employees, executives, entrepreneurs, professionals) that the legislation takes shape. If public policy intends to give voice to the sharing communities, then it needs to enact pro-entrepreneurship policies, and move away from policies that cater to the old industrial economy. This can be done by facilitating experiments and studies of entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups. There is no work at the crossroads of economics and entrepreneurship such as this. Formica explains why public policy needs to shift towards encouraging an entrepreneurial economy, and how this can be done. Employing illustrative examples, he focuses on the need for policy makers to support entrepreneurs and how they can work together to establish the right environment for new business development.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2016

      The Exorbitant Burden: The Impact of the U.S. Dollar's Reserve and Global Currency Status on the U.S. Twin-Deficits

      The Exorbitant Burden

      by Vambery; Ganziro

      This economic and political science work is a rigorous analysis that demonstrates that although it is a privilege and a benefit for the US to have its currency, the dollar, as the leading world reserve currency, the privilege also proves to be a very significant economic and security burden imposed on the nation. But has the role of the dollar as a global currency and an international reserve asset actually rewarded the United States with an exorbitant privilege? This book focuses on the opposite end of exorbitant privilege spectrum: the exorbitant burden, the cost the very dollar reserve status impacts on the U.S. economy through the twin deficits. This economic and political science work is a rigorous quantitative analysis that demonstrates that although it is a privilege and a benefit for the US to have its currency, the dollar, as the leading world reserve currency, the privilege also proves to be a very significant economic and security burden imposed on the nation.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2016

      The Current Global Recession: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation into Developed and BRICS Economies

      The Current Global Recession

      by Akhilesh Chandra Prabhakar

      By using empirical understanding and new policy data, this important new title investigates the world-wide economic crisis. The global recession has had a truly international reach, with repercussions reverberating throughout nations and across societies. The book examines the overall causes of the crisis and the failures of mainstream economics, and analysis the rising tide of poverty and social inequality resulting from the recession. It also examines the relationship between the crisis and economic systems, and examines the evolution of the global monetary system and history of central banking. Finally, it delves into BRICS with a particular focus on China and India, as well as Europe and the US. This work will be of interest to researchers, students and academics in economics and policy.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2016

      Reimagining Business Education: Insights and Actions from the Business Education Jam

      Reimagining Business Education

      by Carlile/Davidson/Freeman/Thomas

      his new title discusses the rationale for, and design of, the first Business Education Jam, an initiative reviewing key challenges facing business education and articulating a vision for how the role and delivery of business education could be reimagined. Reimagining Business Education: Insights and Actions from the Business Education Jam is critically important during a time when business schools, as an industry, struggle to identify the innovations necessary to meet the needs of a changing world. The Jam was the first open platform for dialogue of its kind for business education and continues to make an impact - including use by schools and deans around the world to guide strategic planning efforts; program directors as they drive innovation in their programs; and industry executives as they identify ways to better engage with business education. This book takes this collaborative effort a step further to break down traditional models and structures as we seek to reimagine the future of business education in a more open and connected world.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2016

      Dynamic Linkages and Volatility Spillover

      Effects of Oil Prices on Exchange Rates, and Stock Markets of Emerging Economies

      by Bagchi; Dandapat; Chatterjee

      This book examines the dynamic relationship and volatility spillovers between crude oil prices, exchange rates and stock markets of emerging economies. Although considerable literature on relationship between exchange rates and stock markets as well as affiliation between oil prices and stock markets is available, unfortunately very little research has been conducted to analyze the volatility spillovers and dynamic relationship between crude oil prices, exchange rates and stock markets of India covering pre-recession, recession and post-recession period. More particularly, a clear research gap has been found in analyzing the volatility spillovers between above three variables in respect of India irrespective of the importance of oil prices and exchange rates as essential parameters for economic recovery and growth of the capital markets. Furthermore, the stock returns volatility is partly explained by volatility in crude oil prices and exchange rates. The volatility in stock markets is partly due to foreign interference that persuades a correlation with international markets through crude oil prices and exchange rates. Hence, a new publication on this topic is needed at this time.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2016

      Applied Technical Analysis for Advanced Learners and Practitioners

      by Indranarain Ramlall

      Technical analysis points out that the best source of information to beat the market is the price itself. Introducing readers to technical analysis in a more succinct and practical way, Ramlall focuses on the key aspects, benefits, drawbacks, and the main tools of technical analysis. Chart Patterns, Point & Figure, Stochastics, Sentiment indicators, Elliot Wave Theory, RSI, R, Candlesticks and more are covered, including both the concepts and the practical applications. Also including programming technical analysis tools, this book is a valuable tool for both researchers and practitioners.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2016

      Strategic Marketing Management in Asia

      Case Studies and Lessons across Industries

      by S. S.Andaleeb; K. Hasan

      With a view to continue the current growth momentum, excel in all phases of business, and create future leadership in Asia and across the globe, there is a felt need to develop a deep understanding of the Asian business environment, and how to create effective marketing strategies that will help growing their businesses. Featuring top academics and practitioners, this book helps academics and students understand key issues, especially in the context of changing economic and related challenges in the Asian markets. Multi-industry case studies address how market opportunities need to be created, how to leverage constrained capabilities, and how to create sustainable, competitive advantage to pursue profitable growth in Asia. The case studies are drawn from across Asia, including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam and Singapore.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2015

      Cross Cultural Competence

      A Field Guide for Developing Global Leaders and Managers

      by Simon L. Dolan, Kristine Marin K

      'Cross Cultural Competence' serves as a comprehensive, practical, and workshop-based program that allows facilitators and organizational change agents to help organizations and people develop cross cultural skills and global competence. The book is grounded in the most rigorous and relevant theories, research, and learning methods and makes them easily accessible and fun to apply. Rich with exercises, case studies, survey instruments, and tools, it is based on the authors' extensive experience in delivering cross cultural training, coaching, and consulting in multiple languages to numerous organizations across the globe. The book may also be used by individuals who want to better understand the complexity of working and living in a cross cultural world or who want to improve their capabilities in cross cultural management. The book describes why individuals, organizations, and institutions need to develop global competence, proposes an original and holistic "Cross Cultural Competence Model," describes the business case for global competence, and provides all the concepts, knowledge, skills, and training tools needed to develop global competence in people and organizations.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2016

      Organization Theory

      Critical and Philosophical Engagements

      by Tuomo Peltonen

      Understanding of the history and development of organization theory has recently made new advances through new work emerging on the history of management thought as well as through the institutionalization of critical approaches to organizations and organizational knowledge. There is a need to revisit the historical schools and their meaning for the contemporary debates in organizational theorizing, as well as to take a critical approach to the succession of paradigms. In addition, there is a continuing need in organization theory to distinguish between different metatheoretical influences behind new theories. In sum, a new version of the total historical development of organization is needed. This book addresses that need by directly using the historical sources of organization, instead of offering a secondary reading of the classics. It also shows how turns in social and cultural history intertwine with the changes in philosophical assumptions and social theoretical paradigms, without resorting to a simplified linear narrative. The book critically engages with both continuity and discontinuity between the different theoretical perspectives.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2015

      Collaboration in Tourism Businesses and Destinations

      A Handbook

      by D Gursoy, M Saayman, M Sotiria

      Tourism, travel and leisure (TTL) are highly diverse and fragmented industries. Alliances and partnerships can be used as a framework providing small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (which do not possess adequate resources or organizational capabilities) with opportunities to operate in a competitive business environment. This book will: (i) present the theoretical and analytical frameworks underlying business co-operation and alliances; (ii) analyse the main issues and aspects related to business partnerships; (iii) investigate the contribution of these alliances in the field of management and marketing of TTL businesses; (iv) examine and highlight the factors associated with their success and/or influencing the successful operations of such alliances at business and destination levels; (v) explore their adoption, application and management in various contexts of TTL businesses; and (vi) present and discuss case studies illustrating the various issues and aspects. The volume will conclude by providing management and marketing implications and recommendations for tourism business, destination managers and local planners to enable them to successfully operate such alliances.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      August 2015

      Chinese Railways in the Era of High-Speed

      by Zhenhua Chen, Kingsley E. Haynes

      After a decade of steady investment and construction, Chinese railways have evolved into an era of high-speed. This book has two objectives. The first is to introduce the Chinese railway system to an international audience and document the evolutionary process of railway development in China. For the first time, this book clarifies the Chinese experience with HSR deployment and details the economic and physical achievements and related managerial issues and institutional challenges. The second objective is to discuss and analyze critical concerns regarding Chinese railway operations, management and institutional structure. This book analyses best practices of railway reform, reform strategies and considers how to improve China's related institutions. This research reflects on experiences in other countries and policy implications for the Chinese railway system. The book makes recommendations for how to improve the capability and capacity of institutions and organizations, in order to achieve sustainable development of the Chinese HSR system.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2015

      Innovation Strategy for Enterprises in Emerging Economies

      Innovation Strategy for Enterprises in Emerging EconomiesCase Studies for the Digital Age

      by Anurag Satpathy (author); Arjun Agrawal (author); Sanjay Mohapatra (author)

      For a company to grow it needs to generate more margin of profit. It can generate more profit if it provides more value to customers. For this, it needs to put more value in each of the value activities.Agrawal, Satpathy, and Mohapatra demonstrate how a firm can use innovation at all levels (strategic, functional and operational) to provide benefits to the entire value chain. Particularly in developing economies, there is a need for business alignment with innovation strategy and execution of strategies, and this book explains these to the readers through real-word examples and case studies, taking the environment into consideration and concentrating on not just growth but sustainable growth.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2016

      Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies

      by Bharati Mohapatra

      Dr. Bharati Mohapatra examines the social, functional, physical and emotional aspects of neighborhood Open Space and the attitude of people for community participation in managing the Open Space, as well as development of a framework for community participation by integrating the social, psychological and spatial attributes. The key interlinked parameters examined are: Place Use (Functional content), Place Quality (Spatial content), Place Attachment (Emotional content), Place Management (Environmental Behavior) and Levels of Participation. The book presents both qualitative studies and quantitative methods and techniques of analyzing the social and spatial parameters. Mohapatra shows how her work can be applied to formulate environmental management strategies, and location-specific issues and complexities in the people-park relationship can be addressed. Suggestions and recommendations based on the findings for effective planning and sustainable management of neighborhood open space are presented.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      December 2015

      Effective Teaching for Managers

      Lessons from Films

      by Stephen Carroll (author); Alisa Kinney (author); Harry Sapienza (author)

      Effective Teaching for Managers addresses the manager's role as teacher in leading staff and getting the best performance out of them. The topic of effective managerial teaching is of special interest today given the significant changes (economic, social and technological) facing organizations everywhere. Transformative business strategies are the rule and implementing such changes requires new teaching and learning skills. The author team, including two leading management professors and one education expert, provides many lessons for executives, drawing on stories and films. The book is aimed at managers in formal organizations at all levels. It focuses on suggestions and principles for carrying out their training and mentoring roles more effectively. Topics covered include managerial leadership, coaching, mentoring, performance-based teaching, managing cultural difference, morality and ethics, teaching goals, and self-management. Each topic concludes with a management application.Featuring 30 films, each discussed and framed with a managerial perspective and application, the authors provide vivid lessons in how to teach management and improve performance through training.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      August 2015

      Resource Allocation Problems in Supply Chains

      by K. Ganesh (author); Sanjay Mohapatra (author); R. A. Malairajan (author); M. Punniyamoorthy (author)

      Resource Allocation (RA) involves the distribution and utilization of available resources in the system. Because resource availability is usually scarce and expensive, it becomes important to find optimal solutions to such problems. Thus RA problems represent an important class of problems faced by mathematical programmers. This book focuses on development of models and heuristics for six new and complex sub-classes of RA problems in Supply Chain (SC) networks, focusing on bi-objectives, dynamic input data, and multiple performance measures based allocation and integrated allocation, and routing with complex constraints. It considers six set of variants of the RA problems normally encountered in practice but have not yet been studied. These variants of the classical RA are complex and pertaining to both manufacturing and service industry.

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