Author: Sally Denton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. 'Dad' Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to 'build the world,' from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washingto
Annotation This informative toolkit provides options for the design of policies to facilitate the delivery of good quality water and sanitation services to the poor. It highlights the need for tariffs, investment, stakeholder consultation, and regulatory policies to address the affordability and sustainability of those services.
Financing New Ventures
Author: Geoffrey Gregson
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Many business ventures today are looking to attract external financing, with an emphasis on business angel investment. Inside this text, the author incorporates the views of business angels, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and legal advisors; and draws upon the latest academic thinking on financing new ventures, providing comparisons between business angel and venture capital investing to further inform the reader. The concepts, principles, and guidelines presented can help you and any entrepreneur, business support agency, business student, and others interested in raising external investment and in developing an “investable” business. The book is organized into seven chapters covering: • Fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial venturing and entrepreneurial finance • Market conditions from which investable businesses emerge • The investment process • Deal negotiations • The post-investment relationship between entrepreneur and investor • Recent trends affecting how entrepreneurs raise finance that include strategic exits, “super angels,” and the emergence of “crowdfunding”
For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.
New Telecom Networks
Author: Daniel Battu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Nowadays, the Internet has become an irreplaceable tool, feeding us information about new innovations and the evolution of the markets relating to all human activities. What the Internet lacks, though, is a guiding narrative thread, which is crucial to understand the evolution from old technologies into the technologies available today, and to benefit from the commentary which could elucidate that process of evolution. In spite of its inherent richness, no encyclopedia can constitute the one and only referential information source. The actors involved also have the right to be heard: all those who have devoted their working lives to the collective effort of edifying networks can, of course, present their personal views about the evolution of the world of telecommunications, and thus provide invaluable testimony to companies in this area who can make use of it. It is that approach which is adopted in this book. Whilst the primary objective of this book is to encourage SMEs to use digital technologies, and help them to organize with that goal in mind, it has proved necessary to describe the transformations currently under way in the field of networks, and to outline the efforts to obtain a competitive edge in terms of clerical applications, compare the various techniques that are available for high data rate communications, and touch upon the advent of the “Internet of Things”, cloud computing and various new multimedia technologies. All in all, this book should help companies – particularly SMEs – to garner overall information about the current movement in the area of networking, and assist them in putting in place and managing their own communications systems.
Author: Malcolm McDonald
Over 50,000 copies sold worldwide!
Author: Diane Mulcahy
This text on financial growth will be useful for entrepreneurs and young companies. Topics covered include financing strategy, informal investors, professional investors and exits.
Covering the latest trends and technology changes, this is the fully updated and revised bestselling guide to telecommunications for the nontechnical professional. Includes sections on convergence, globalization, speech recognition, and 3G cellular networks.
Network-Based Information Systems
Author: Makoto Takizawa, Leonard Barolli, Tomoya Enokido
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
support and help, and also for dealing with the conference registration.
Author: Henry William Wolff
Author: Janam Mukherjee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Examines the interconnected events including World War II, India's struggle for independence, and a period of acute scarcity that lead to mass starvation in colonial Bengal.
Author: Beatriz Da Costa, Kavita Philip
Publisher: MIT Press
Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.
Baye and PrinceËs bestselling Managerial Economics and Business Strategy provides a complete solution designed to help students use tools from intermediate microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization to make sound managerial decisions. Now fully integrated within McGraw-HillËs Connect Plus platform, the 8th edition provides instructors with new ways to assess student performance in the managerial economics course. Students benefit from LearnSmartËs adaptive learning modules, designed reinforce core concepts in each chapter. A range of print and digital formats combined with frontier research, inclusion of modern topics, and balanced coverage of traditional and modern microeconomics produce a new offering that is easier to teach from and more dynamic and engaging for students.
This book, first published in 2001, argues that political competition between government and opposition parties influences threats in international crises.