Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana Kenya Tanzania and Zambia 1965 1995

Author: Morten Jerven
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191004197
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do we measure African economic performance? This volume studies how growth is measured in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia and challenges commonly held beliefs of African economic performance. The volume offers a reconsideration of economic growth in Africa in three respects. First, it shows that the focus has been on average economic growth and that there has been no failure of economic growth. In particular the gains made in the 1960s and 1970s have been neglected. Second, it emphasizes that for many countries the decline in economic growth in the 1980s was overstated, as was the improvement in economic growth in the 1990s. The coverage of economic activities in GDP measures is incomplete. In the 1980s many economic activities were increasingly missed in the official records thus the decline in the 1980s was overestimated (resulting from declining coverage) and the increase in the 1990s was overestimated (resulting from increasing coverage). The third important reconsideration is that there is no clear association between economic growth and orthodox economic policies. This is counter to the mainstream interpretation, and suggests that the importance of sound economic policies has been overstated, and that the importance of the external economic conditions have been understated in the prevailing explanation of African economic performance.

Career Quizzes

Author: John J. Liptak
Publisher: Jist Works
ISBN:
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Career Quizzes helps readers look inside themselves and make better choices. A career counsellor for 20 years and one of the America's leading developers of career assessments, author John Liptak takes readers on a journey of self-discovery that will help them find work they love and develop their career from start to finish. Each chapter centers on an easy, fun, and revealing assessment that coaches job seekers through the successive steps in the career exploration and job search process. The book includes assessments of job satisfaction, work/life balance, career needs, interests and skills, work values, personality, entrepreneurial readiness, and much more. Most importantly, unlike many other assessment, based books on the market, Career Quizzes not only helps job seekers discover a rewarding career path, but it helps them walk that path as well.

Occupational Safety and Hygiene

Author: Pedro Arezes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000477
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Occupational Safety and Hygiene presents selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene – SHO2013 (Guimarães, Portugal, 14-15 February 2013), which was organized by the Portuguese Society for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions from 15 different countries focus on: - Occupational safety - Risk assessment - Safety management - Ergonomics - Management systems - Environmental ergonomics - Physical environments - Construction safety - Human factors The papers included in the book are mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but they are also based on practical studies developed by Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) practitioners within their companies. As a result, this book will be useful to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art of the research within the aforementioned domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals worldwide.

Materializing Bakhtin

Author: C. Brandist
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023050146X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume brings together nine essays by established and new scholars from Russia, Britain and North America to explore the historical contexts and current relevance of the work of the Bakhtin Circle for social theory, philosophy, history and linguistics.

Knowledge Management Tools

Author: Rudy Ruggles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136389687
Format: PDF, ePub
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The third in the readers series Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy, Knowledge Management Tools analyzes the use of knowledge management tools in the past, present and future. It helps managers and companies utilize what they know. The selections in this volume were carefully chosen to represent the strengths and weaknesses, and pros and cons of using technology to support knowledge-based activities. They acknowledge that, although tools alone are not the answer to the difficult questions surrounding knowledge management, if utilized effectively tools can open up new realms of innovation and efficiency for today's knowledge-driven businesses.

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Author: Kathryn Sorrells
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324567
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Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions. In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.

The Education of an Architect

Author: John Hejduk
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847809707
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shows projects developed by the students and faculty of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

The Invention of International Crime

Author: P. Knepper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230251129
Format: PDF, ePub
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We live in the age of international crime but when did it begin? This book examines the period when crime became an international issue (1881-1914), exploring issues such as 'world-shrinking' changes in transportation, communication and commerce, and concerns about alien criminality, white slave trading and anarchist outrages.