New Management and Economics Books

Looking for something interesting to read? Here are just a few examples of some Management/Economics materials recently purchased. If you would like to see more of our new books, check out the Bartle Library’s New Book shelf, which is located to the left of the Circulation Desk.

Fat-Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions : Implications for Risk Management, Portfolio Selection, and Option Pricing
Svetlozar T. Rachev, Frank J. Fabozzi, and Christian Menn
Main Library Stacks HG4529.5 .R335 2005 — REGULAR LOAN
From publisher: While mainstream financial theories and applications assume that asset returns are normally distributed, overwhelming empirical evidence shows otherwise. Yet many professionals don’t appreciate the highly statistical models that take this empirical evidence into consideration.
Non-Business Actors in a Business Network : A Comparative Case on Firms’ actions in Developing and Developed Countries
Amjad Hadjikhani, Peter Thilenius
Elsevier Science
Main Library Stacks HD69.S8 H33 2005
From publisher: The book is an outcome of several years of research on MNCs market activities in developing and industrialized countries. Different from the earlier studies this book addresses how interactions not only with business partners, but also with the vast variety of governmental and legislative organizations, affect local firms and MNCs businesses.
Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare
Torben Iversen, et al
Cambridge University Press
Main Library Stacks HB99.3 .I94 2005
From publisher: Offers a comprehensive political economy approach to the study of the welfare state and inequality.
Engaged Knowledge Management : Engagement with New Realities
Kevin C. Desouza, Yukika Awazu
Palgrave Macmillan
Main Library Stacks HD30.2 .D468 2005
From publisher: The authors contend that current knowledge management efforts in organizations need to be refocused so that they can be better poised for success. Topics discussed include: missing capabilities of knowledge management, knowledge management in strategic alliances, customer knowledge management, knowledge markets, and knowledge management systems, among others.
Technology and Offshore Outsourcing Strategies
Peter Brudenall
Palgrave Macmillan
Main Library Stacks HD30.2 .T427 2005
From publisher: Bringing together leaders in strategic thinking within the outsourcing community, the book addresses the issues and strategies underpinning outsourcing as a business model, and the elements that lead to a successful outsourcing arrangement.
The Corporation (DVD)
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Zeitgeist Video
Main Library Circulation Desk (DVD) — HD2731 .C67 2005
From publisher:In this acclaimed documentary from the co-director of MANUFACTURING CONSENT: Noam Chomksy and the Media, 40 corporate insiders and critics—including Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, NO LOGO author Naomi Klein and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman—explore the nature and spectacular rise of the most pervasive institution of our time. Combining analysis with footage from advertising, television news and industrial films, THE CORPORATION is an entertaining and provocative look at the inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures of the modern global conglomerate.