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Commentary 6.9: Perspective of a Global Retailer

Mike Barry

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

We are reaching a time when several underlying assumptions about good business practice are becoming undermined. The environment is not tolerant, governments will not back up forever, and customers ... More


Commentary 6.5: Private Sector Failure and Risk Management for Tipping Points

Keith Clarke

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When running a global company of 10,000 employees who have to be kept in work, in markets which are unforgiving for the long term, tipping points have to be placed in context. Yet convulsions are ... More


Commentary 6.8: It Tips Both Ways

Thomas Lingard

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points got us into the current mess and tipping points have to get us out if it. Businesses can respond to proxy versions of tipping points and have to listen to their customers. Dealing with ... More


Introduction

Phillippe Aghion and Abhijit Banerjee

in Volatility and Growth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199248612
eISBN:
9780191714719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248612.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the authors’ dissatisfaction with other economists’ positions regarding the instability of capitalist economies. The development of a model ... More


The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Claudio Ciborra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in organizations and the management of their impact has been the traditional domain of computer specialists and management consultants. The ... More


Corporate E-Learning: An Inside View of IBM's Solutions

Luther Tai

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311310
eISBN:
9780199789948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311310.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book examines how corporate e-learning is developed, implemented and how effectiveness is determined at IBM. It addresses the following questions: Why e-learning? How is e-learning developed? ... More


Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

George Cheney, Dan Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden Kendall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book offers a fresh perspective on ethics at work, questioning the notions that doing ethics at work has to be work, and that work is somehow a sphere where a different set of rules applies. ... More


Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes and illustrates eleven powerful conversational strategies used by undercover police officers and cooperating witnesses who secretly tape-record targets in criminal investigations. ... More


Exclusive Marketing Services: Matrixx Marketing v. New Strategies Productions

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A business contract between a marketing services company and a company that sells infomercial products contained an exclusivity rights clause, providing that the sales company “will not contract with ... More


From Sword to Shield: The Transformation of the Corporate Income Tax, 1861 to Present

Steven A. Bank

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195326192
eISBN:
9780199775811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326192.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The U.S. corporate income tax — and in particular the double taxation of corporate income — has long been one of the most criticized and stubbornly persistent aspects of the federal revenue system. ... More


Rethinking the Keynesian Revolution: Keynes, Hayek, and the Wicksell Connection

Tyler Beck Goodspeed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199846658
eISBN:
9780199950126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846658.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

While standard accounts of the theoretical debates in 1930s economic thought invariably pit John Maynard Keynes against Friedrich von Hayek, this reflexive dichotomy is in many respects exceedingly ... More


Evidence, Proof, and Fact-Finding in WTO Dispute Settlement

Michelle T. Grando

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572649
eISBN:
9780191722103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572649.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book examines the process through which a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel formulates its conclusions with respect to the facts of a case, i.e., the process of ... More


Valuing the Closely Held Firm

Michael S. Long and Thomas A. Bryant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195301465
eISBN:
9780199867288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301465.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A closely held firm is not a smaller version of a large public firm, anymore than a child is a miniature adult. While realizing that like large corporations, value comes from a business' ability to ... More


Epilogue: Transforming Management Practice and Metrics in the Age of Information Capitalism

DONALD A. MARCHAND, WILLIAM J. KETTINGER, and JOHN D. ROLLINS

in Information Orientation: The Link to Business Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252213
eISBN:
9780191714276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252213.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter provides an overview of the key management conclusions that can be derived from this book. It presents the key directions which will be pursued further regarding management practices and ... More


The Business of Economics

John Kay

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The first section of the book is concerned with how economics is, and should be used, in business. It stresses that the value of economics lies in being able to provide us with a better understanding ... More


Business Cycle Theory

Lutz G. Arnold

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256815
eISBN:
9780191698385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256815.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Business cycle theory is a broad and disparate field. Different schools of thought offer alternative explanations for cycles, often using different mathematical methods. This book aims to provide ... More


The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Ian I. Mitroff and Harold A. Linstone

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Global markets, Japanese competition, the service economy, the sophisticated consumer — American business today faces challenges undreamed of just a few decades ago, and traditional approaches to ... More


A Fresh Look at Traditional Cycle Models

Richard M. Goodwin

in Chaotic Economic Dynamics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283355
eISBN:
9780191596315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283350.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Takes a new look, in the light of advances in chaotic dynamics, at the archetypal cycle models by Hansen–Samuelson and Lundberg–Metzler. The Metzler model, which produces simple harmonic motion, is ... More


Differentiated Europeanization: Large and Small Firms in the EU Policy Process

David Coen and Charles Dannreuther

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explores the issue of Europeanization primarily at the horizontal level of European Union (EU) policy formulation and the adaptation and Europeanization of large and small business ... More


Commentary 6.4: Leadership by Business for Coping with Transformational Tipping Thresholds

Amanda Long

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This is the time for businesses to become truly sustainable. This can be achieved by awareness, cooperation, coordination, and communication, backed by appropriate action in fields, streets, and ... More


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