You are in the front line of the Global Economy, you export to Thailand or India, you source from Poland or Mexico, you run a project in Saudi Arabia or Russia, you provide support to Brazilian or Swedish colleagues, you negotiate with German or Korean partners, you struggle to adjust to your French or Chinese employees, you wonder how to be on the same wave length with an American or Japanese boss. You have an international meeting tomorrow and wonder how to meet your objectives?
Read the related pages of Business cultures across the world: this practical guide will provide you with the clues to understand your interlocutors and anticipate their reactions. You will find the proper and efficient way to get things done, gain time and raise efficiency, and reduce the risk of misunderstanding and tension.
Vous arrivez en Indonésie, au Mexique, en Corée ou encore en Pologne pour la première fois. Vous allez rencontrer des distributeurs, clients, fournisseurs et vous devez revenir avec des résultats. Comment procéder ? Par quoi commencer demain matin ? Comment bien relier la conduite des entretiens et réunions avec vos objectifs ? Qu'est ce qui est réaliste et faisable ?
Ce guide en anglais est un outil simple, facilement accessible et pratique pour tous les managers internationaux. Il présente et explique les différentes cultures des affaires (business cultures) dans le contexte
desquelles ils doivent travailler, négocier, interagir et réussir.
Dans cinquante ans, l'Afrique ne devra plus être du Tiers-Monde, ni le sujet principal des discours sur l'aide. Pour cela, il faut fonder la vision du futur africain sur le bilan rationnel et dépassionné des cinquante dernières années, au lieu des projections approximatives d'une réalité si mouvante et si oppressive qu'est la mondialisation des mouvements de capitaux, de techniques, des idées et des courants migratoires.
Clara Álvarez realizó entrevistas y relatos de vida, como retratos recolectados en zonas particularmente difíciles y peligrosas, relatando en este libro la historia de la producción de drogas en Colombia, la organización de esta empresa y sus consecuencias en la vida de las comunidades implicadas en la producción de la coca y de la amapola.(Ouvrage en espagnol)
Tax law and public finance in Rwanda presents the state of play of public finances and tax laws in Rwanda. It sumarises the regulation of public ressources and public expednitures before presenting an overview of tax regulation in Rwanda, as one of the major source of income for the States worldwide. This book therefore provides the basic information relating to law governing the two connected domains of law in Rwanda.
Although Guinea has important assets in natural resources, hydroelectric energy, agricultural, land and fishing resources, it has not succeed to the present day to use them to transform itself and establish the economic and social development so awaited by its people. The autor gives to the government the keys to inclusive and sustainable development based on the endogenous capacities of the country. (La version française de l'ouvrage : Clés pour le développement de la Guinée, est disponible).
The economic take-off of Beijing and other BRIC countries shakes the global economic map. To develop a sustainable economy, they need, as the old industrial countries, raw material that abounds Africa. This book proposes to disentangle the African partner's economic strategies and to penetrate the mysteries of diplomacy and international business relations.
With ohter works dedicated to the issue, this word is a short introduction to decentralization/regionalization in Cameroon. It helps situating the decentralization process in the Cameroonian way, describing through a brief historical background current sources, community types, competence devolution rules, governance framework and supervision rules, and highlights the various situations existing on the field.
En plaçant la concertation au coeur des systèmes économiques, managériaux, politiques et sociaux, l'auteur démontre qu'en décidant ensemble, les parties prenantes prennent l'engagement de partager les responsabilités qui en découlent et sont dès lors toutes gagnantes. Pour lui, la concertation est, d'une part, un moyen de lutter contre l'autoritarisme et, d'autre part, un moyen par lequel l'autorité peut justifier ses actions. (Articles en anglais et en français).
Here is one the major challenge for executives, managers, students in management: how to apprehend correctly the world in which they live. This book has one goal: to give the readers a guide for analyzing the enormous quantity of information which flood into their lives. How to assess these data, identify the news which will really impact the world, bring sense to what seems a chaos, in short to put information into a true perspective.
Il s'agit de la traduction en anglais de l'ouvrage Comment en finir avec la faim en temps de crises. Commençons dès maintenant ! de Ignacio Trueba et Andrew MacMillan, L'Harmattan, 2014. EXPO Milan 2015 is about Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The United Nations presence at EXPO is anchored in the Zero Hunger Challenge, issued by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. This book celebrates EXPO by trying to help people understand how hunger can be ended quickly and how the world can feed itself sustainably.
There can be little doubt that we are either on the cusp of a great transformation or a great disaster. For decades, we have heard warnings about climate change and the future of the planet. Meanwhile, growing inequalities have fueled social tensions.
Too often portrayed as the embodiment of the problem, the corporate world is in fact our only hope. In this timely book, Fabien Mathieu and Gilles Vermot Desroches argue that the only realistic way of meeting the challenges we face is through a business-led innovation revolution. Contrary to what we are often told, we don't need to choose between the profit motive and the future of the planet: the former can help guarantee the latter.
It is possible to be profitable without destroying the planet and eroding social bonds. In any case, if we don't preserve the environment we live and work in, there will be no profits to be made. It has long been unthinkable to consider investing in a project without looking into the economic fundamentals and projected earnings. It will soon be impossible to envisage backing projects that don't have a positive social and environmental impact. It's a challenge that concerns us all: this time it's personal, not just business.
Finance and real estate that this book aims to analyse are two significant variables for the economic growth of an emerging economy like China during its four decades' reform and opening-up.
Chapter One will analyze China's restructuring in finance: banking & credit system reforms, WTO-oriented reforms, among others - a thorny issue for Chinese State-owned banks and enterprises.
Chapter Two will focus on China's restructuring in real estate. As a controversial sector in China, real estate is a pillar of growth but faces a risky bubble. In fact, different variables have contributed to the expansion of the Chinese housing market. Finally, policy recommendations will be advanced.
Is international law universal? Can it be anything else than the will of the actors who are able to impose on others their values and interests? These are some of the questions that underlie this book, which, following a critical approach, emphasizes the profound ambivalence of international law.
Olivier Corten, François Dubuisson, Vaios Koutroulis, Anne Lagerwall, Christopher Sutcliffe (translator)
Cette étude est dédiée à l'évolution historique de la diffusion des quatre écoles juridiques sunnites dans l'espace et dans le temps. Chacune d'entre elles est présentée en détail, en commençant par l'école hanafite, puis en continuant avec l'école malikite et l'école shafi'ite, pour finir avec l'école hanbalite. Apparaissent ainsi les principales évolutions historiques des écoles juridiques et l'influence des événements politiques sur celles-ci. Mohyedine Hajjar nous présente cette oeuvre dans une traduction essayant de demeurer la plus fidèle possible au texte initial et fournit aux lecteurs le texte arabe d'origine.
Faire de la diversité une richesse et un atout pour le développement de l'évaluation des politiques et programmes publics, tel est le parti pris de cet ouvrage. Il fait le point sur les dernières innovations institutionnelles ou de méthodes en matière d'évaluation en Europe. L'ouvrage rassemble trente-huit communications dont vingt-quatre en français et quatorze en anglais.
Au sommaire de ce numéro : Bowley's law : The diffusion of an empirical supposition into economic theory / From Austrian economics to the Swedish welfare state : Wicksellian views on money and income distribution / Income distribution and the trade cycle in the "years of high theory" / Kaldor et la théorie keynésienne de la répartition / Education, growth and distribution : Classical-Marxian economic thought and a simple model / Public expenditure composition and growth : a neo-Kaleckian analysis.
Strive for perfection This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and implementing Kaizen, providing you with the essential information and saving time. In 50 minutes you will be able to: o Understand the uses of Kaizen in the search for improvement through small, continuous changes o Identify the management methods that can be used alongside Kaizen to improve its outcome o Analyze the different applications of Kaizen in areas of your business such as quality management, production and working conditions. ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | Management & Marketing 50MINUTES.COM provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications are easy to use and they will save you time. They provide elements of theory and case studies, making them excellent guides to understand key concepts in just a few minutes. In fact, they are the starting point to take action and push your business to the next level.
This book is the result of a two year and a half research which pertained to Juge de l'application des peines (JAP), a French reentry and supervision judge which had never been empirically studied before. The author studied their pratices both from the qualitative and quatitative viewpoint. She abundantly refers to international literature, with a particular focus on "desistance", "therapeutic jurisprudence" and "legitimacy of justice".
In a world of permanent crisis, where change is the norm, Lean becomes fashionable. Yet, companies who have chosen to fundamentally transform itself, following the Lean principles and investing first on women and men, have, globally, and in the long term, the best economic results. This book, with simple concepts and illustrated with many examples, analyzes the main misconceptions about Lean, taking each time the views of managers and operational concerned. (Version anglaise de Petit guide Lean à l'usage des managers).
Peu de sujets ont inspiré autant d'études, d'articles, de thèses et d'ouvrages que le leadership. Le propos de cet ouvrage, alliance authentique de la réflexion à l'action, de la pratique à l'analyse, est une réflexion exigeante et novatrice nourrie d'une vaste expérience du leadership au plus haut niveau et appuyée par une rigoureuse approche pluridisciplinaire. Car si l'on ne peut parler de leadership sans l'avoir vécu, un véritable leader ne saurait faire l'économie de la réflexion : c'est cela, le leadership en action. (Articles en français et en anglais).
Economist and Nobel Prize winner This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding the life and works of Joseph Stiglitz. In 50 minutes you will be able to: o Recognize and understand the main ideas behind the contributions of Joseph Stiglitz and his New Keynesian approach o Identify the impact his work had on both economics and politics, and the new concepts and tools that he conceptualized o Understand the limits of his contributions and the criticisms held by other experts in his field, as well as the many extensions and related ideas that have been developed ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | Economic Culture 50MINUTES.COM provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications are easy to use and they will save you time. They provide elements of theory and case studies, making them excellent guides to understand key concepts in just a few minutes. They are the starting point for readers to develop their skills and expertise.
Cet ouvrage collectif en langue anglaise se compose d'un ensemble d'études concernant l'augmentation des inégalités économiques dans les sociétés capitalistes de l'Europe et de L'Amérique latine. Les auteurs enquêtent les causes de ces différences et les possibles réponses.
Rich in culture and scenery, Nunavik has identified tourism as one of the main and best suited avenue for economic development. This book is meant to offer a range of perspectives on how challenges can be met and how solutions can be implemented for the benefit of all local interests.
During the 2000s, the European Union has witnessed a significant change in terms of integration policies for immigrants.
This book intends to address the relationship between, on the one hand, cultural diversity resulting from migration, and, on the other hand, social cohesion and social justice within Western societies. In order to do this, the authors examine what can be described as two contradictory trends in recent public policies towards foreign people or people with a foreign origin.
A book that aims to provide a trans-disciplinary analysis of the construction of "otherness" in North America and Europe.
In October 2010, in a very polemic context on immigration and immigrant integration, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced that Germany was to be considered a multicultural failure, words that were soon echoed by the Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme. A few months later, the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the failure of multiculturalism in almost identical terms. These sensational statements, which by and large avoid defining the concept of multiculturalism, are based on a reaffirmation of "Western values" and strengthening of national identity. These statements express the need to review the policies on integration of immigrants, in the sense that they should be more active and voluntarist, more organized by the state and more supported by the EU. In the background, one can see fear for Islamic extremism, but also the idea that the nation states can put some obligations on immigrants, and that for a too long time we have been focusing on "those who arrive", rather than on "the society that welcomes them". These speeches are situated in a politico-legal context that in recent years was characterized by an ambivalent attitude towards diversity in Europe. On the one hand, we have seen accusations of racial, ethnic and religious discrimination, based on antidiscrimination legislation boosted by a strong European equality legal framework. On the other hand, we have seen denouncements of the perceived risk posed by Islam in Europe. These policy statements are also a result of numerous publications, often widely discussed in the media that outline the dangers of Islam in Europe (especially in the Netherlands). These political positions have also led to political decisions demonstrating the lack of legitimacy of Islam in Europe, such as the ban on building minarets in Switzerland or the Burqa bans adopted in the name of protecting national values and the "living together", notably in France and Belgium (2011).