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Companies We Keep

Author : John Abrams
ISBN : 9781603581400
Genre : Business & Economics
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Part memoir and part examination of a new business model, the 2005 release of The Company We Keep marked the debut of an important new voice in the literature of American business. Now, in Companies We Keep, the revised and expanded edition of his 2005 work, John Abrams further develops his idea that companies flourish when they become centers of interdependence, or “communities of enterprise.” Thoroughly revised with an expanded focus on employee ownership and workplace democracy, Companies We Keep celebrates the idea that when employees share in the rewards as well as the responsibility for the decisions they make, better decisions result. This is an especially timely topic. Most of the baby boomer generation—the owners of millions of American businesses— will retire within the next two decades. In 2001, 50,000 businesses changed hands. In 2005, that number rose to 350,000. Projections call for 750,000 ownership transitions in 2009. Employee ownership—in both the philosophical and the practical sense—is gathering steam as businesses change hands, and Abrams examines some of the many ways this is done. Companies We Keep is structured around eight principles—from “Sharing Ownership” and “Cultivating Workplace Democracy” to “Thinking Like Cathedral Builders” and “Committing to the Business of Place”—that Abrams has discovered in the 32 years since he cofounded South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Together, these principles reveal communities of enterprise as a potent force of change that can—and will— improve the way Americans do business.

Prosperity Without Growth

Author : Tim Jackson
ISBN : 9781317388210
Genre : Business & Economics
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What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates those arguments and considerably expands upon them. Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Starting from clear first principles, he sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; the structure of investment; and the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways that protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability. Seven years after it was first published, Prosperity without Growth is no longer a radical narrative whispered by a marginal fringe, but an essential vision of social progress in a post-crisis world. Fulfilling that vision is simply the most urgent task of our times.

Human Resource Management In Mexico 2nd Edition

Author : Pramila Rao
ISBN : 9781623969400
Genre : Business & Economics
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The main objective of this book is to provide students, scholars, and practitioners a detailed background on the human resource management (HRM) practices in Mexico. This book provides ten distinguishing chapters that focuses on the core functions of HRM in Mexico. The book took almost a year (Oct 2013 to Aug 2014) to complete. Scholarly and institutional databases were diligently searched for relevant articles for each chapter. This book has 27 tables that provide important information on key current concepts. There are two appendices providing valuable information on Mexican staffing practices. This edition has a new chapter that has live interviews with four professionals who have relevant experience in Mexico. There is paucity in obtaining consolidated information on Mexican HRM practices. This book addresses this dearth in the international management literature by providing individual chapters on the different HRM practices adopted in Mexico. This book will be beneficial for practitioners also as each chapter provides an implication section for business leaders.

Protecting Our Own Community Child Passenger Safety Programs 2nd Edition

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ISBN : UOM:39015075405608
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The History Of Cuba 2nd Edition

Author : Clifford L. Staten Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610698429
Genre : History
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A thorough examination of the history of Cuba, focusing primarily on the period from the revolution in 1959 to the present day. • Completely updates the original, top-selling volume with new information about issues, people, and events post-2003 • Analyzes the political landscape under Raul Castro's leadership • Helps readers to better understand a nation that is off-limits to American travelers—an inconceivable notion in today's day and age • Includes maps and personal photos to help provide visual support and bring learning to life

Community Capitalism

Author : Eduard J. Qualls
ISBN : 9781890000127
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Vexed!" Every American's "Bitch List", "Community Capitalism"—market-driven, community-centric, entrepreneurial capitalism—lays out the problems confronting Capitalism, those threatening once again to destroy the economic well-being of the American Nation and all of its allies and associates in Western and World Civilization. From "the Stock Market" to derivatives to banks to lawyers in politics to patenting intangibles to educational failures to unions, "Community Capitalism" lays bare the issues: the internals, the problems and the illogical, human-destructive hubris of profit-before market, divine-right "Greed Capitalism." All American legislation (and that of Western Europe, too) of the past couple of decades has favored the big corporations while putting ever more insufferable demands on small businesses. At the same time, the programs of the first eight years of the century have helped to destroy American education by forcing it into what can only be called Stalinist regimentation. No one is taking responsibility for the multi-billion dollar (and euro) financial fiascos forced on the taxpayers. This has hit the American and the Greek people with taxation imposed without their consent for actions they never agreed to-the gambling that resulted in those horrendous fees. To get the world out of this condition, "Community Capitalism" proposes a basic rethinking, and redirected application of the strengths of Capitalism, to return to community-enriching, stable, progressive commerce allied with the human-centered methods of traditional, pre-"Spreadsheet-Capitalism," pre-derivative-deranged business sensibilities. The primary concept around which this is based is that of "Fiducium," a name coined to encapsulate the spirit of fiduciary responsibility, extended into all aspects of human endeavor. Eduard Qualls calls not only on his advanced business degree, but on his extensive Humanities, historical and linguistic/cultural education, heightened and honed by the experience bestowed by his almost 30 successful years within the computer science industry. Yet it was also his experience of being misused and mal-used by the mindless machinations of fatally financial-operative, mindless mega-corporate America that spurred him to organize within this volume an exposition of that damnable, destructive dysfunction he has been witnessing as it has metastasized during these past 12+ years into the consumptive calamity we must all now contend against. This book will please neither the ultra-conservative nor the ultra-liberal. But it will ring true to all those who in free and generous equanimity love their families, their neighbors and neighborhoods, their commmunities, and their Nation-indeed, all those who cherish the fond hope of a more human, more humane world of opportunity for themselves, their children, and the future of their communities. In this book Mr. Qualls gives voice to all the people in the Western World who are utterly, angrily exasperated with the way the economy and sociable life are being wrecked by wantons, gamblers and wastrels, yet who must remain quiet, silently feeding that frustration because of fear of losing their jobs if they speak out. Yes, he's "Vexed!" And you should be, too!

Creative Personnel Management

Author : Max Sidones Wortman
ISBN : UCAL:B4415617
Genre : Business & Economics
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Gambling In America An Encyclopedia Of History Issues And Society 2nd Edition

Author : William N. Thompson Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610699808
Genre : History
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This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. • Includes documents from prominent court cases • Profiles leading persons and organizations dealing with gambling operations • Features a detailed chronology of events including legalization and laws on Internet gaming • Offers an expanded bibliography that provides additional resources for further study

Building Community

Author : George Manning
ISBN : UOM:39015038411883
Genre : Business & Economics
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Devoted to those who recognize that the human side of work has been lost after a decade of downsizing, restructuring, and reengineering, the authors show how to develop a community of people who communicate well, treat one another with dignity, and benefit from their diversity.

Home Based Business For Dummies

Author : Paul Edwards
ISBN : 9781118054437
Genre : Business & Economics
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