Small and Medium Size Enterprises and Regional Development

Author: Maria Giaoutzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134826370
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This book, originally published in 1988, analyzes the regional importance of small and medium sized enterprises, supplmenting a discussion of key issues in both regional development and th eeconomics of small firms with a wide range of national case studies from Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Greece, Spain, Israel and Indonesia.

Private Enterprise Led Economic Development in Sub Saharan Africa

Author: John Kuada
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137534451
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Private Enterprise-Led Development in Sub-Saharan Africa provides a novel theoretical and conceptual model to guide research into Africa's economic development. It endorses the view that private enterprise-led growth will help reduce poverty since it strengthens individuals' capacity to care for themselves and their families.

Regional Growth and Sustainable Development in Asia

Author: Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319275895
Format: PDF
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This book addresses two general questions that have arisen as a result of the uneven rise of the various Asian economies in contemporary times. First, to lift people out of poverty and to improve the quality of their lives, how do we institute policies that will ensure economic growth in the different regions of Asia? Second, what can we do to ensure that the economic growth we seek is sustainable so that the regional economic development that emerges is broad-based, inclusive, and environmentally conscious? Specifically, this edited book will provide a unified perspective on regional growth and sustainable development in Asia by focusing on the above two broad questions. The book will emphasize dynamic modeling and it will illustrate the role that sound theoretical and empirical modeling of an intertemporal nature can play in shedding light on salient public policy questions concerning regional growth and sustainable development. The specific topics to be addressed in this book include growth accounting, natural resource use and management, the regulation of environmental externalities, geographic information systems, and regional climate change. The individual chapters in this book will be written by international experts who are also active researchers in their respective fields. Therefore, this book is highly recommended to all readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date perspective on some of the most salient issues at the interface of regional growth and sustainable development in Asia.

The Industrial Geography of Italy Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography

Author: Russell King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317521110
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At the time this book was originally published in 1985 Italy was one of Europe’s leading industrial nations. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Italian industry during the 1980s. It introduces Italy’s physical and human resources and outlines the historical development of the industry. It then examines the major sectors of Italian industry and then describes the different regions of the country and the striking differences between them are explored and discussed.

Handbook on Foreign Direct Investment by Small and Medium sized Enterprises

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211124255
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One lesson that can be learn from the Asian experience is that a country's development & international competitiveness are closely linked to the capabilities of its Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). This Handbook, based on the experience of Asian countries with respect to SMEs & their Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), delineates policy options & measures through which developing countries can draw upon FDIs by SMEs to foster their own growth & development. It analyzes, in terms of FDI, the role & behaviour of SMEs, examines policies, provides a framework for assessing policy options with respect to their benefits & costs, & outlines practical steps to help governments formulate & implement measures to attract flows of investments & technology from foreign SMEs. The Handbook also examines avenues for international cooperation.

Community based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

Author: Matthias Fink
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415614872
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How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal level? To answer all these questions, the authors of this book draw on results from a six-year research programme and comprehensively discuss the manifold opportunities, restrictions and prerequisites of establishing favourable conditions for small and medium enterprises in rural municipalities in Central Europe.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Islamic Entrepreneurship

Author: Rasem N. Kayed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136894152
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This book discusses the idea that there is a specific Islamic form of entrepreneurship. Based on extensive original research amongst small and medium sized enterprises in Saudi Arabia, it shows how businesses are started and how they grow in the context of an Islamic economy and society. It argues that as specific Islamic approaches to a wide range of economic activities are being formulated and implemented, there is indeed a particular Islamic approach to entrepreneurship. Examining the relationship between Islamic values and entrepreneurial activity, the book considers whether such values can be more effectively used in order to raise the profile of Islamic entrepreneurship, and also to promote alternatives to development in the contemporary business environment. The book analyses the nature of entrepreneurship, and the special qualities of Islamic entrepreneurship, and discusses how the Islamic approach to entrepreneurship can be encouraged and developed further still