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Relationship Marketing (Paperback): Mark Godson Relationship Marketing (Paperback)
Mark Godson
R606 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R72 (12%) In stock

Relationship Marketing has been written in a highly accessible way to ensure clear understanding and ignite the reader's interest. The author presents a critical overview of the subject to enable students to engage with issues, and discuss and debate points raised in the text. A wealth of case studies are included throughout allowing students to see how the theory may be transferred through to practice for example BMW Mini, Guiness and Metro.
The text begins by looking at how and why relationship marketing originated, before exploring issues surrounding customer relationships. Consideration is given to topics such as customer satisfaction, retaining customers, customer loyalty, and customer relationship management. Part three discusses different types of relationships, such as e-relationships and supplier relationships, as well as considering both internal and external relationships. The text concludes with a section on the implications, both for organizations and for the future.
Online Resource Center
For lecturers:
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For students:
Internet exercises
Web links
Extra case material
Flashcard glossary

Leadership (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marian Iszatt-White, Christopher Saunders Leadership (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marian Iszatt-White, Christopher Saunders
R915 Discovery Miles 9 150 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Written by an author team from one of Europe's leading management schools, Leadership combines highly up-to-date research with a wealth of real-world case studies to help readers make the transition from theory to practice. This student-focussed text encourages critical appraisal of the mainstream viewpoints and personal reflection on leadership experience in a way that is both clear and highly engaging. Divided into four parts, the book guides the reader thematically through the big issues and debates in the field, including the leadership versus management debate, team performance, and the question of whether leaders are born or made. The first part of the book, 'Defining the Terrain', lays the foundation for subsequent chapters by exploring what we mean by leadership, how it compares to management, and why we study it. The second and third parts of the book build on this, addressing core topics that have shaped leadership thinking for academics and practitioners over the last fifty years, as well as considering the cutting-edge debates within the field, and tackling issues such as strategic leadership, ethical leadership, and leading change. Finally, the fourth part, 'Developing Leaders', explores traditional and state-of-the-art development techniques, before encouraging the reader to consider their own leadership through identity work. Leadership mappings in the final chapter assimilate the range of theories and themes from the previous chapters, providing a framework for comparisons and connections throughout the book. This clear and logical structure is combined with carefully designed learning features including author and student reflection boxes, film and media parallels, case studies, and discussion points to develop and support learning, while the critical approach invites students to exercise their thinking skills and develop their own perspectives on the material presented. The authors draw upon their years of academic and business experience to offer an insight into this important and dynamic field, making this text a must read for all students concerned with understanding and practicing leadership. This book has a dedicated online resource centre, with the following materials: Student resources: Online glossary - a searchable list of key terms from the book ensures you have a firm graps of relevant leadership terminology. Links to feeds from topical journals - this resource points you towards a number of relevant journal articles, and provides a good starting point to begin further research. Web links to related sites - relevant and reliable content to simplify your Internet research and allow you to widen your reading. Lecturer resources: Integrative case studies - access a number of additional and extended case studies linking to content in the book. PowerPoint slides - fully customizable lecture slides to accompany each chapter of the book. Suggestions for discussion points - suggestions and guidance for using the discussion points feature in the book in tutorials, group work, and written work. Video clips - support class discussion with a selection of video clips and accompanying teaching notes.

Strategic Brand Management (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Richard Rosenbaum-Elliott, Larry Percy, Simon Pervan Strategic Brand Management (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Richard Rosenbaum-Elliott, Larry Percy, Simon Pervan
R605 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R71 (12%) In stock

A brand is not merely a representation of a product: it is an emotional and symbolic perception we develop that influences our thoughts, feeling, and behaviour. Strategic Brand Management is the only textbook to go beyond the standard branding models to fully explore this perception and consider brands as truly sociocultural phenomena. The book's innovative framework separates a brand's concept into its functional and emotional parts to give students a complete understanding of how brands operate and the strategies they employ to compete for consumer loyalty. Written by international experts in the field, the book draws on contemporary sociology, anthropology, and social theory, but the authors' wide experience of consulting and teaching ensure that these complex and exciting ideas are firmly grounded in managerial implications and applications. Diverse and dynamic examples-from the pull of the latest Samsung phone to the British associations with tea, from Diesel's social brand positioning to Nintendo's use of brand nostalgia-are accompanied by adverts and images from the global campaigns to bring the concepts and theories to life. End-of-chapter case studies provide longer illustrations of the application of branding and challenge students to question company practices and apply the theoretical ideas they have learned through the chapter. The definitions and ideas used in the study of branding are distilled into 'Key Concepts', listed at the start of chapters and revisited within chapters, which summarise the essential points. A clear structure, diagrams of branding models, discussion questions, and a compact format ensure the book is accessible as well as applied. As a result, Strategic Brand Management is the complete and essential textbook for students aiming to develop their academic and professional skills and learn more about this challenging and profitable industry. This textbook is accompanied by the following online resources: For students: Web exercises Web links Video links For lecturers: PowerPoint slides Resource box

International AS Level Business for Oxford International AQA Examinations (Paperback): Sandra Harrison, Peter Joyce, David... International AS Level Business for Oxford International AQA Examinations (Paperback)
Sandra Harrison, Peter Joyce, David Milner, Brian Coyle
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Covering contemporary topics and issues such as globalisation, digital technology and business ethics, this is the only textbook that fully supports the OxfordAQA International AS Level Business specification (9625), for first teaching from September 2018. The thematic structure enables students to build on the skills and knowledge gained in previous study, preparing them for their next steps in employment or higher level education, whilst international, real-life case studies enhance students' understanding of current business practice. Furthermore, this book offers exam preparation support across a range of assessment styles, building the skills required to evaluate business behaviour and to examine and interpret the quantitative and qualitative data relevant to business decision making.

Corporate Social Responsibility (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Michael Blowfield, Alan Murray Corporate Social Responsibility (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Michael Blowfield, Alan Murray
R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In its journey from the margins to the mainstream, corporate social responsibility has become a significant part of the business agenda. Whilst society has always held expectations of business that go beyond maximising profits, the backdrop against which businesses now operate - characterised by financial crisis, climate change, political shifts, and population growth - has seen CSR become increasingly central to the ability of businesses to address global concerns. How businesses manage the requirements of the 2016 Paris Agreement, implications of the growing 'gig economy', and the increasing importance of a CSR brand are just some of the contemporary issues explored in this fourth edition. The engaging, accessible style supports a critical perspective, while a forward-thinking outlook encourages you to consider how the interactions of business and society will continue to evolve. How emerging business models, such as Uber, are governed; why Pakistan's football manufacturing industry takes an interest in its workers' sexual health; and what it takes to establish the Global Business Coalition for Women's Economic Empowerment are just some of the new case studies that illustrate the book's global reach. With more cases and examples than any other CSR textbook, initiatives as well as failures are explored in real businesses contexts, bringing the book's comprehensive coverage to life. This book is supported by online resources. For students: Additional case study sources - useful links for where to source further case studies and examples. Further reading - a comprehensive list of research to aid research. Suggested films - a list of films that illustrate issues relevant to CSR managers. Sources on regulations and governance - links to important legislation and guidelines affecting CSR Web exercises - links to relevant websites direct you to valuable sources of information. Journal club - links to seminal journal articles along with commentary on the paper, critical questions, and key points to consider. For lecturers: Figures and tables from the book - for use in lectures and seminars.

Marketing (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Paul Baines, Chris Fill, Sara Rosengren, Paolo Antonetti Marketing (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Paul Baines, Chris Fill, Sara Rosengren, Paolo Antonetti
R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

How does Samsung use data to improve customers' omnichannel shopping experiences? How does Ipsos MORI develop cross-cultural market research insights to inform innovation at Unilever? How do Swedish retail giants collaborate rather than compete in the fight for more sustainable consumption? With insights from leading practitioners and exploration of the latest issues to affect consumers and businesses alike, Marketing, fifth edition, answers these questions and more, providing the skills vital to successfully engage with marketing across all areas of society. The fifth edition sees a broader range of examples and Market Insights within each chapter, with contributions from academics and specialists. Companies as diverse as Dolce and Gabbana, Groupon, and KBC Bank, and issues as topical as showrooming, microtargeting in US presidential elections, fast fashion, and 'femvertising' illustrate the theoretical frameworks, models, and concepts outlined in each chapter, giving a fully integrated overview of not just what marketing theory looks like in practice but how it can be used to promote a company's success. Video interviews with those in the industry offer a truly unique insight into the fascinating world of a marketing practitioner. The authors speak to marketing professionals from a range of companies, from Ipsos MORI to Adnams, Akestam Holst to H&M, who talk through how they dealt with a marketing problem facing their company and what career advice they would offer to those starting out in the industry. Review and discussion questions conclude each chapter, prompting readers to examine the themes discussed in more detail and encouraging them to engage critically with the theory. Links to seminal papers throughout each chapter also present the opportunity to take learning further; with a suite of online resources designed to stimulate, assess, and consolidate learning, Marketing is the complete package for any introductory marketing module. This book is accompanied by the following online resources. For everyone: Case insight videos Industry foresight videos Library of video links For students: Author audio podcasts Multiple-choice questions Flashcard glossary Internet activities Research insights Web links For lecturers: VLE content PowerPoint slides Test bank Essay questions Tutorial activities Discussion question pointers Figures and tables from the book Case insight video transcripts

Kidnap - Inside the Ransom Business (Hardcover): Anja Shortland Kidnap - Inside the Ransom Business (Hardcover)
Anja Shortland 1
R439 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R135 (31%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Kidnap for ransom is a lucrative but tricky business. Millions of people live, travel, and work in areas with significant kidnap risks, yet kidnaps of foreign workers, local VIPs, and tourists are surprisingly rare and the vast majority of abductions are peacefully resolved - often for remarkably low ransoms. In fact, the market for hostages is so well ordered that the crime is insurable. This is a puzzle: ransoming a hostage is the world's most precarious trade. What would be the "right" price for your loved one - and can you avoid putting others at risk by paying it? What prevents criminals from maltreating hostages? How do you (safely) pay a ransom? And why would kidnappers release a potential future witness after receiving their money? Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business uncovers how a group of insurers at Lloyd's of London have solved these thorny problems for their customers. Based on interviews with industry insiders (from both sides), as well as hostage stakeholders, it uncovers an intricate and powerful private governance system ordering transactions between the legal and the criminal economies.

University of Plymouth Marketing Pack 2018 - Custom Multipack (Multiple copy pack): Larry Percy, Richard Rosenbaum-Elliott,... University of Plymouth Marketing Pack 2018 - Custom Multipack (Multiple copy pack)
Larry Percy, Richard Rosenbaum-Elliott, Simon Pervan, Isabelle Szmigin, Maria Piacentini, …
R2,857 Discovery Miles 28 570 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Four core textbooks to take you from first year through to third year and beyond. Ideal for both undergraduates and postgraduates studying Marketing at the University of Plymouth.

Business for Cambridge International AS & A Level Online Student Book (Online resource): Peter Joyce, Sandra Harrison, Dave... Business for Cambridge International AS & A Level Online Student Book (Online resource)
Peter Joyce, Sandra Harrison, Dave Milner
R838 Discovery Miles 8 380 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Support strong assessment potential with this comprehensive Cambridge A Level Business title. It was written to match the latest syllabus for first examination in 2016 (9609). Up-to-date and international case studies will support understanding of current business practice, preparing students for assessment and their future careers. Specifically designed to give students confidence in their studies, and in preparation for their examination, it covers all the key concepts in the latest syllabus. In addition, you will receive online access to interactive activities to reinforce understanding and prepare students for exams.

IB Business Management Online Course Book: Oxford IB Diploma Programme (Online resource): Martin Mwenda Muchena, Loykie Lomine,... IB Business Management Online Course Book: Oxford IB Diploma Programme (Online resource)
Martin Mwenda Muchena, Loykie Lomine, Robert Pierce
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Completely updated, with a new approach to most comprehensively cover the current syllabus, this Online Course Book includes a focus on the new concept-based learning requirement. Every topic is covered in depth, plus full assessment support drives high achievement and TOK links aligns learning to the IB philosophy. The most comprehensive coverage of the current syllabus, acessible online, anytime, anywhere. Completely overhauled to comprehensively build the in-depth subject knowledge learners need for success. Fully embed the concept-based learning requirement, addressing all of the key concepts that underpin the new syllabus including change, globalization and culture. Keep learning fresh and develop truly outward-looking learners via relevant case studies. Prepare learners for assessment, with the only assessment support directly from the IB driving high achievement. Thoroughly embrace the IB approach, with a strong focus on TOK, the learner profile. Fully comprehensive and directly supporting Study Guide cements all the key theory, for the best performance in assessment. This online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2022. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.

1931 - Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler (Hardcover): Tobias Straumann 1931 - Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler (Hardcover)
Tobias Straumann
R395 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R118 (30%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Germany's financial collapse in the summer of 1931 was one of the biggest economic catastrophes of modern history. It led to a global panic, brought down the international monetary system, and turned a worldwide recession into a prolonged depression. The German crisis also contributed decisively to the rise of Hitler. Soon after the crisis, the Nazi Party became the largest party of the country which paved the way for Hitler's eventual seizure of power in 1933. The reason for the financial collapse was Germany's large pile of foreign debt denominated in gold currency which condemned the government to cut spending, raise taxes, and lower wages in the middle of a worldwide recession. As the political resistance to this austerity policy grew, the German government began to question its debt obligations, prompting foreign investors to panic and sell their German assets. The resulting currency crisis led to the failure of the already weakened banking system and a partial sovereign default. Hitler managed to profit from the crisis, because he had been the most vocal critic of the reparation regime. As the financial system collapsed, his relentless attacks against foreign creditors and the alleged complicity of the German government resonated more than ever with the electorate. Sadly enough, Germany's creditors hesitated too long to take the wind out of Hitler's sails by offering debt relief. In 1931,Tobias Straumann reveals the story of the fatal crisis, demonstrating how a debt trap contributed to the rapid financial and political collapse of a European country, and to the rise of the Nazi Party.

The Future of Africa - A New Order in Sight (Paperback): Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills The Future of Africa - A New Order in Sight (Paperback)
Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In an age of unprecedented world-wide prosperity, forty per cent of Africa's 600 million people exist on less than US $1 per day, and a third of its 53 states are affected by conflict.
The African Union (AU) is intended, in part, to mark a new beginning where Africans are more focused on the current issues they confront. In particular, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has been hailed by African leaders as an important new initiative in development that asks the Africans themselves to assume responsibility for fostering democracy, good governance, and conflict resolution.
Now is therefore an appropriate time to examine the prospects for African development and conflict resolution. Does NEPAD represent an approach that could at least provide some hope to ending Africa's poor economic performance and does it and the AU represent a new approach towards conflict resolution? Will NEPAD have a marked impact on the quality of political, economic and corporate governance in Africa? Or are NEPAD and the AU just two more grand proposals destined to die rather quickly?
This book provides a brief review of African development and security over the past three decades. It assesses the progress made by South Africa since 1994 and describes current Western approaches to Africa with a focus on how much opportunity these stances provide for countries south of the Sahara to develop comprehensive new ideas to address their problems. The book reviews NEPAD and the AU to gauge the potential of these initiatives to take advantage of Western policies and to address Africa's structural problems. It suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any African country will establish the prerequisites for sustained high-level growth.

Accounting for Cambridge International AS & A Level Online Student Book (Online resource): David Austen, Jacqueline... Accounting for Cambridge International AS & A Level Online Student Book (Online resource)
David Austen, Jacqueline Halls-Bryan, Peter Hailstone
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Support strong assessment potential with this comprehensive Cambridge A Level Accounting title. It was written to match the latest syllabus for first examination in 2016 (9706). Up-to-date and international case studies will support understanding of current business practice, preparing students for assessment and their future careers. Specifically designed to give students confidence in their studies, it covers all the Key Concepts in the latest syllabus. In addition, there is a CD-ROM with interactive activities to reinforce understanding.

A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management (Paperback): Will Manley, Katharine Foot, Andrew Davis A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management (Paperback)
Will Manley, Katharine Foot, Andrew Davis
R305 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R64 (21%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

This brand new Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management addresses the increasing overlap between agricultural sectors and the demands of the management of rural land and property. It covers the main areas of agricultural management, husbandry, environment, estate management, rural recreation, woodland and forestry, as well as general terms such as organizations, policies, and legislation. In over 2,000 clear and concise A to Z entries, it offers authoritative and up-to-date information, and the content is enhanced by entry-level web links that are listed on a dedicated companion website. Useful tables and line drawings complement the entries, and make this volume an excellent point of reference for anyone who needs a guide to agricultural terminology. The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind, it is a must-have for students of agriculture and land management, as well as for professionals in the agricultural and land-management sectors.

Business for Cambridge International AS & A Level (Paperback): Peter Joyce, Sandra Harrison, Dave Milner Business for Cambridge International AS & A Level (Paperback)
Peter Joyce, Sandra Harrison, Dave Milner
R575 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R67 (12%) In stock

Support strong assessment potential with this comprehensive Cambridge A Level Business title. It was written to match the latest syllabus for first examination in 2016 (9609). Up-to-date and international case studies will support understanding of current business practice, preparing students for assessment and their future careers. Specifically designed to give students confidence in their studies, and in preparation for their examination, it covers all the key concepts in the latest syllabus. In addition, you will receive online access to interactive activities to reinforce understanding and prepare students for exams.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Manfred B. Steger Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Manfred B. Steger
R117 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R8 (7%) Dispatched within 4 - 9 working days

'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World - What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics (Hardcover): J. Brian O'Roark Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World - What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics (Hardcover)
J. Brian O'Roark
R409 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R134 (33%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Why do heroes fight each other? Why do villains keep trying even though they almost never win? Why don't heroes simply take over the world? Economics and comics may seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic book hero aficionado Brian O'Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics, and how economics explains the mysteries of superhero behavior. Spider-Man's existential doubts revolve around opportunity costs; Wonder Woman doesn't have a sidekick because she has a comparative advantage; game theory sheds light on the battle between Captain America and Iron Man; the Joker keeps committing crimes because of the Peltzman effect; and utility curves help us decide who is the greatest superhero of all. Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World probes the motivations of our favorite heroes, and reveals that the characters in the comics may have powers we dont, but they are still beholden to the laws of economics.

Economics for Business (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition): Andrew Gillespie Economics for Business (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition)
Andrew Gillespie
R1,137 Discovery Miles 11 370 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Andrew Gillespie's Economics for Business is the perfect introduction to all of the key economic concepts business students need to know. Crystal clear explanation and a dynamic writing style are complemented by unrivalled learning support to motivate students to get to grips with the fundamentals of economics, and to highlight the business relevance of what they're learning. Opening case studies discuss real challenges faced by well-known businesses including Amazon, Facebook, and Five Guys; and invite students to reflect on how these specific issues apply elsewhere. Frequent business insights throughout each chapter reinforce the business relevance of economic theories, bringing them to life every step of the way. Particular support is provided for mathematical concepts: assuming no prior knowledge, the book walks students through the maths to develop their confidence in tackling quantitative material, before asking them to apply what they've just learned to real business data. Other features are designed to produce highly employable business graduates. The 'you, the manager' feature prompts critical thinking by putting the reader in the shoes of a decision maker, while research tasks in each chapter cultivate essential report writing and information assimilating skills.

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists (Paperback, 24th Revised edition): Mike Dodd, Mark Hanna McNae's Essential Law for Journalists (Paperback, 24th Revised edition)
Mike Dodd, Mark Hanna
R686 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R88 (13%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Precise and lucid in its treatment of practical detail, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is the unrivalled handbook for students of journalism and professionals. Including pithy summaries, clear cross-references, and hands-on practical advice, McNae's meets the needs of busy journalists who need quick and reliable answers to the questions they face in their day-to-day work, while also providing students with authoritative coverage of key media law topics. Published in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists as the elemental text for students, and widely used in newsrooms across the UK, McNae's continues to successfully distil the law and make it manageable. Online resources Comprehensive online resources accompany the text, including regular updates from the authors to keep readers abreast of the law. www.mcnaes.com

Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Mark H.A. Davis Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Mark H.A. Davis
R243 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R89 (37%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In recent years the finance industry has mushroomed to become an important part of modern economies, and many science and engineering graduates have joined the industry as quantitative analysts, with mathematical and computational skills that are needed to solve complex problems of asset valuation and risk management. An important parallel story exists of scientific endeavour. Between 1965-1995, insightful ideas in economics about asset valuation were turned into a mathematical 'theory of arbitrage', an enterprise whose first achievement was the famous 1973 Black-Scholes formula, followed by extensive investigations using all the resources of modern analysis and probability. The growth of the finance industry proceeded hand-in-hand with these developments. Now new challenges arise to deal with the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis and to take advantage of new technology, which has revolutionized the practice of trading. This Very Short Introduction introduces readers with no previous background in this area to arbitrage theory and why it works the way it does. Illuminating pricing theory, Mark Davis explains its applications to interest rates, credit trading, fund management and risk management. He concludes with a survey of the most pressing issues in mathematical finance today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis - Volume II: Other-Regarding Preferences (Paperback): Sanjit Dhami The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis - Volume II: Other-Regarding Preferences (Paperback)
Sanjit Dhami
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Taken from the first definitive introduction to behavioral economics, The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis: Other-Regarding Preferences is an authoritative and cutting edge guide to this essential topic for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It considers the evidence from experimental games on human sociality, and gives models and applications of inequity aversion, intention based reciprocity, conditional cooperation, human virtues, and social identity. This updated extract from Dhami's leading textbook allows the reader to pursue subsections of this vast and rapidly growing field and to tailor their reading to their specific interests in behavioural economics.

Economic Growth and the Environment - An Introduction to the Theory (Paperback): Clas Eriksson Economic Growth and the Environment - An Introduction to the Theory (Paperback)
Clas Eriksson
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Economic Growth and the Environment explores the debate on how to reconcile economic growth with protection of the natural environment, and the closely related discussion on whether an increasing scarcity of natural resources will eventually force economic growth to cease. The debate focusses on whether environmental policies will benefit the economy or not, and is divided into growth optimists and growth pessimists. In general, economists have been optimistic and have pointed to the possibilities of technological progress and substitution, yet they also acknowledge that natural resources and environmental concern do restrict economic growth. The difficulty lies in quantifying the constraint to economic growth. Modern growth economists have constructed models to examine to what extent 'growth pessimism' is theoretically warranted. This book provides an introduction to some of these models, brings together the discussion between growth optimists and pessimists, and presents the theory behind their arguments. It aims to present models where both sides can meet and where both are able to derive expected results with the parameter values that they deem appropriate. From there, the discussions can turn to the empirical observations about these parameters. This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates in economics, microeconomics, economic growth, sustainable development, and environmental economics. Each chapter concludes with a set of Exercises designed to help the reader master the models.

The Bottom Billion - Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Paperback): Paul Collier The Bottom Billion - Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Paperback)
Paul Collier 2
R266 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R94 (35%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today.
"Terrifically readable."
--Time.com
"Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading."
--The Economist
"If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book."
--Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review
"Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty."
--Financial Times

Business Research Methods (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Emma Bell, Alan Bryman, Bill Harley Business Research Methods (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Emma Bell, Alan Bryman, Bill Harley
R1,361 R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Save R187 (14%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Business Research Methods is the complete introduction to doing business research and is an ideal guide for students embarking on a research project. Developed specifically with business and management students in mind, this textbook explores the nature and purpose of business research and the issues it entails, while also providing students with practical advice through 'Tips and skills' boxes. In addition to a broad range of relevant examples, the book features a substantial discussion of ethics, and a strong emphasis on the most frequent challenges faced by students, such as choosing a research question, planning a project, and writing it up. Fresh voices and perspectives run throughout this edition. New author, Bill Harley, further internationalizes the book's coverage, based on his expertise in the Australian business and management context. Also hear from Amrit, Jordan, Anna, Ed, and Alex - an additional five students whose personal insights and advice in the 'student experience' feature help you avoid common mistakes, and follow their successful strategies when undertaking your own research project. This edition has been extensively revised, updated, and streamlined. Coverage of E-Research is now woven throughout the entire book to reflect the centrality of internet-based research methods. The book is accompanied by a suite of online resources that include: For students: Multiple choice questions Research Project guide Interviews with students Data sets Using Excel in data analysis (in Excel) Web links For lecturers: Test bank Discussion questions PowerPoint slides Lecturer's guide Case studies Figures and plates from the text VLE cartridge

Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Daniel King, Scott Lawley Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Daniel King, Scott Lawley
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

King and Lawley's market-leading text offering the most critical, practical, and accessible approach to the subject. Woven throughout the book is the unique running case study, based on Junction Hotel, which now includes some new challenges facing the management team. This innovative fictional case helps students see how theory translates into practice in a familiar setting, and with a wide range of memorable characters. A wealth of relatable, real-life cases drawn from multinational organizations and social enterprises across a range of industries brings organizational behaviour to life. This edition includes cases on the BBC, Deliveroo, and Adidas, as well as social movements and issues such as the Presidents Club scandal, and the gender pay gap. All the core topics found on undergraduate modules are introduced, while the book also goes a step further to critically analyse some of the mainstream theories. Students are encouraged to develop a critical mind-set of their own through the structured review questions, which coach them to explain, analyse, then apply. The text is supported by an extensive range of online resources to help students take their learning further. For students: Podcast recap summarizing the main themes and posing discussion questions Personal development and study skills PDFs Guided reading Video interviews with practitioners Multiple-choice questions Extension material Junction Hotel organization chart Junction Hotel culture report Web links For registered lecturers: Guide to using the book and associated resources Test bank of multiple-choice questions PowerPoint slides Seminar resources Junction Hotel culture report

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