This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the â€śSilicon Savannahâ...
Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, International, Management & Leadership, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths
Size: 509 pages
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Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain American trade strategy or address the contradictory elements of cooperation and conflict that shape the international economy. Power, Protection, and Free Trade offers an alternative, systemic approach to trade strategy that builds on the interaction between domestic and international factors. In this innovative book, Lake maintains that both protection and free trade are legitimate and effective instruments of national policy, the considered responses of nations to varying international structures....
Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, International, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 264 pages
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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, International, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 327 pages
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The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment.Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring...
Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, International, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 168 pages
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China's efforts to transition from an economy driven by investment and exports to one based on private consumption and services are roiling global markets. Its problems are compounded by an economic slowdown, rising debt levels, languishing real estate market, and lagging productivity growth. In these essays, scholars from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) recommend a number of reforms for Chinese leaders to consider, including steps to further open up its capital account and develop its financial markets. This collection of papers is part of a series of interactions and discussions between PIIE and the China Finance 40 (CF40) Forum, which began in 2012. The papers are intended to illuminate the challenges facing China as it engages increasingly with the global econ...
Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, International, Nonfiction
Size: 110 pages
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This book presents theories and case studies for corporations in developed nations, including Japan, for designing strategies to maximize opportunities and minimize threats in business expansion into developing nations. The case studies featured here focus on Asia, including China and India,Â and use examples of Japanese manufacturers. Five case studies are provided, including Hitachi Construction Machinery and Shiseido in China and Maruti Suzuki in India. These cases facilitate the readerâ€™s understanding of the business environments in emerging economies.Â This volume is especially recommended for business people responsible forÂ international business development, particularly in China and India. In addition, the book serves as a useful resource for students in graduate-level courses...
Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, International, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction
Size: 259 pages
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Have you always wanted to put your money to work in the stock market and earn passive income with dividend stocks?Â What would you be able to achieve with aÂ step-by-stepÂ guide designed to help you get started with investing in Dividend Stocks?Â Imagine not having to rely solely on a salary or a pension to survive. Imagine having the time, money and freedom to pursue things you're passionate about, whether it's gardening, hiking, reading, restoring a classic car or simply spending time with your loved ones.This book can help you can create this lifestyle for yourself and your loved ones!InÂ this book, you'll discover:Why investing in dividend stocks can position you to benefit tremendously from the â€śBaby Boomer Boostâ€ť (Chapter 1)Which certain industry sectors tend to have a higher div...
Genre: Business & Finance, Business Life, Careers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, International, Investing, Personal Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Education & Reference, Business Skills
Size: 118 pages
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