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The Art of Performing Economic Miracles: Implementation Guidelines

Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga

in Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192338
eISBN:
9781400884681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192338.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter talks about the elements for success that may sound abstract, but actually provide a framework for achieving sustained growth, employment creation, and poverty reduction in poor business ... More


Contractor of Empire

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter outlines and analyzes the structure, function, and goals of the Russian-American Company (RAC) as a business venture, an imperial factor, and a colonial administration. It focuses on ... More


Getting Traction, 1884 to 1888: Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company and the Richmond Union Passenger Railway

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines Frank Sprague's inventions and business ventures during the period from 1884 to 1888. It discusses Sprague's founding of the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company (SERM) in ... More


A Better Book

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the career shift of James Fenimore Cooper to writing. It discusses the challenges faced by his business ventures which were compounded by the death of his father and his brother ... More


Rituals of Control and Liberation

Edward E. Curtis

in Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes the ritual activities of the Nation of Islam. Drawing on selected oral-history interviews, memoirs, and ethnographic accounts of the movement, it attempts to show how these ... More


The Politics of Illusion

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how the seeing-is-believing of the oil boom gave way to the visual deceptions of the oil bust, a social world not of objects and things but of smoke and mirrors, a business ... More


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