More Accounting Changes

Author: Robert Herz
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786356295
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume, More Accounting Changes, is a revised and updated edition of Herz’s earlier work, reflecting: developments in financial reporting; global developments regarding the use of International Financial Reporting Standards; current efforts at disclosure modernization and simplification by the SEC and FASB; and more developments in the field.

Universities in Change

Author: Andreas Altmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461445892
Format: PDF
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Universities find themselves in dynamic change. They are confronted with growing expectations from their stakeholders, increasing international competition, and new technological challenges. Featuring insights and in-depth case studies from leading researchers and university decision makers from around the world, this book argues that institutions of higher education, in order to be successful, have to actively reflect on circumstances, visions, and strategies to master the future. Drawing from their experiences across a diverse array of institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the authors explore the pressures on today’s universities and the opportunities for excelling in the contest for resources. They discuss operational issues, such as strategic management, IT governance, leadership development, and entrepreneurial culture, and broader concerns, such as the roles and responsibilities of universities in promoting technology transfer and economic and social development. The result is a resource that not only reveals and analyzes universities from an organizational perspective, but presents best practice models and concrete inspiration for management and policymaking.

Japan in the Age of Globalization

Author: Carin Holroyd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136706232
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The multiple and diverse forces of globalization have, indeed, affected Japan significantly over the past decades. But so, it must be said, has Japan influenced a variety of critical global developments - globalization is not a one-way street, particularly for a nation as economically influential and technologically advanced as Japan. The chapters in this collection examine the impact of globalization on Japan and the impact of Japan on the forces of globalization from the various disciplinary perspectives of business, the economy, politics, technology, culture and society. They also explain the manner in which the nation has responded to the economic and cultural liberalization that has been such a profound force for change around the globe. This comprehensive collected works brings the latest research to bear on this important subject and provides evidence of the long history of global influences on Japan – and Japanese impacts on the rest of the world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization, Japanese Studies, and Asian Studies.

The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

Author: Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317964918
Format: PDF, ePub
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The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. The handbook examines many negative aspects – new wars, slavery, illegal migration, pollution and inequality – but concludes with an examination of responses to these problems through human rights organizations, international labour law and the growth of cosmopolitanism. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches with essays covering sociology, demography, economics, politics, anthropology and history. The second edition has been completely revised and features important new thinking on themes such as Islamophobia and the globalization of religious conflict, shifts in global energy production such as fracking, global inequalities, fiscal transformations of the state and problems of taxation, globalization and higher education, and an analysis of the general sense of catastrophe that surrounds contemporary understandings of the consequences of a global world.

World of Work Report 2008

Author: Raymond Torres
Publisher: International Labour Organisation
ISBN: 9789290148685
Format: PDF, ePub
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The gap between "haves" and "have-nots" has dramatically widened over the past two decades. This timely, nontechnical volume assesses the extent of growing social inequalities, analyzing contributing factors in the workplace as well as the impact of widespread food and financial crises. The book provides a broad overview of the state of social inequalities in the world, in particular labor income versus profits and the highest incomes versus the incomes of the poorest families. Examining current patterns of inequality, it asks whether these are sustainable from the point of view of social cohesion, economic growth, and migration flows. The authors shed light on the causes of excessive inequality, including the possible role of financial market deregulation and the social impact of the subprime mortgage crisis. They also examine the extent to which traditional policies and institutions can address excessive market-driven inequalities. In conclusion, the volume considers policy reforms that could reduce the risk of rising excessive inequalities while maintaining economic dynamism

Football Italia

Author: Mark Doidge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472519205
Format: PDF
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Football has undergone a period of transformation over the last thirty years. Despite these global processes, different national leagues have adapted in different ways. After an initial period of success directly after Italia '90, Italian football has gone through a period of sustained crisis. It has been blighted by financial mismanagement, corruption scandals and fan violence. This has impacted Italy's ability to compete on a global stage. Football Italia accounts for the development of Italian football in relation to the wider global transformations impacting football and addresses the reasons for Serie A's initial success and current malaise. Theoretically, this book locates Italian football within the wider power network of the state and how this has impacted political engagement. After an historical overview of the Italian political economy, Football Italia highlights how football is part of the wider political network. Football clubs are owned by powerful businessmen (and they are all men) who are also politicians. This centralisation of power within a small hegemonic group inhibits change. Within this broader structure, wider corruption scandals continue; from regular match-fixing scandals to doping. Meanwhile, stadiums are crumbling and police over-aggressive. It is within this context that we must place the fans. Both the ultras and supporters who attend official supporters' clubs are disaffected and without the power to change the status quo. Consequently, Italian football has been in decline throughout the 21st century.

International Accounting

Author: M. Zafar Iqbal
Publisher: International Thomson Education Group
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This book contains current and relevant information about the global market-place. Written by an author with multinational and multicultural background, this book is free of cultural bias and therefore provides complete coverage of every issue from every viewpoint. It provides practical ideas for developing an accounting information system for global operations as well as expansive discussions of the importance of cultural and environmental factors. Emphasis is on the tools for making managerial decisions, including extensive use of numerical examples within every chapter to illustrate application of concepts.

The Higher Education Manager s Handbook

Author: Peter McCaffery
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415335078
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Higher Education Manager’s Handbook 2/ehas been substantially updated and reflects important changes that have occurred since its first publication in 2004. It offers excellent counsel and guidance on all aspects of the manager’s role and provides the navigational tools to successfully operate within Higher Education organizations. Within this new edition, Peter McCaffery continues to draw on a wealth of US and UK case study materials drawn from innovative practice. This best selling guide builds upon its original strengths and remains an engaging, accessible and highly enjoyable read. Written in the unique perspective of the HE manager, it offers practical advice that can be implemented immediately by managers and university leaders at all levels. It addresses the internal ramifications of cynicism and demoralisation that are rife within many academic communities and is based on four pre-requisites essential for becoming an effective HE leader: Knowing Your Environment Knowing Your University Knowing Your Department Knowing Yourself What’s new in the second edition… New Chapter! Celebrating Diversity The Specific strategic drivers in HE University Governance The Business-Facing University The Community University Fostering Research Excellence, Fostering Teaching Excellence and Enhancing the Student Experience Internationalization Managing your Reputation Managing in a crisis Higher Education Managers, Team Leaders, Vice Chancellors, Provosts, University Presidents, Department Heads and Student Affairs Administrators will find this book to be an irreplaceable resource that occupies a permanent "within hands-reach" position on their desk and/or nearest bookshelf.