Handbook of Frontier Markets

Handbook of Frontier Markets
Author: Panagiotis Andrikopoulos,Greg N. Gregoriou,Vasileios Kallinterakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN 10: 0128038403
ISBN 13: 9780128038406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Frontier Markets: The European and African Evidence provides novel insights from academic perspectives about the behavior of investors and prices in several frontier markets. It explores finance issues usually reserved for developed and emerging markets in order to gauge whether these issues are relevant and how they manifest themselves in frontier markets. Frontier markets have now become a popular investment class among institutional investors internationally, with major financial services providers establishing index-benchmarks for this market-category. The anticipation for frontier markets is optimistic uncertainty, and many people believe that, given their growth rates, these markets will be economic success stories. Irrespective of their degrees of success, The Handbook of Frontier Markets can help ensure that the increasing international investment diverted to them will aid in their greater integration within the global financial system. Presents topics in the context of frontier markets and uses tests based on established methodologies from finance research Draws from authors who are established university academics Pays particular attention to financial institutions and applications of financial risk models Explores finance issues usually reserved for developed and emerging markets in order to gauge whether these issues are relevant and how they manifest themselves in frontier markets

Handbook of Frontier Markets

Handbook of Frontier Markets
Author: Panagiotis Andrikopoulos,Greg N. Gregoriou,Vasileios Kallinterakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN 10: 0128094915
ISBN 13: 9780128094914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Frontier Markets: Evidence from Asia and International Comparative Studies provides novel insights from academic perspectives about the behavior of investors and prices in several frontier markets. It explores finance issues usually reserved for developed and emerging markets in order to gauge whether these issues are relevant and how they manifest themselves in frontier markets. Frontier markets have now become a popular investment class among institutional investors internationally, with major financial services providers establishing index-benchmarks for this market-category. The anticipation for frontier markets is optimistic uncertainty, and many people believe that, given their growth rates, these markets will be economic success stories. Irrespective of their degrees of success, The Handbook of Frontier Markets can help ensure that the increasing international investment diverted to them will aid in their greater integration within the global financial system. Presents topics in the contexts of frontier markets and uses tests based on established methodologies from finance research Features contributing authors who are established university academics Emphasizes financial institutions and applications of financial risk models Explores finance issues usually reserved for developed and emerging markets in order to gauge whether these issues are relevant and how they manifest themselves in frontier markets

Trading Fixed Income and FX in Emerging Markets

Trading Fixed Income and FX in Emerging Markets
Author: Dirk Willer,Ram Bala Chandran,Kenneth Lam
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN 10: 1119599059
ISBN 13: 9781119599050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A practitioner's guide to finding alpha in fixed income trading in emerging markets Emerging fixed income markets are both large and fast growing. China, currently the second largest economy in the world, is predicted to overtake the United States by 2030. Chinese fixed income markets are worth more than $11 trillion USD and are being added to global fixed income indices starting in 2019. Access for foreigners to the Indian fixed income market, valued at almost 1trn USD, is also becoming easier – a trend repeated in emerging markets around the world. The move to include large Emerging Market (EM) fixed income markets into non-EM benchmarks requires non-EM specialists to understand EM fixed income. Trading Fixed Income in Emerging Markets examines the principle drivers for EM fixed income investing. This timely guide suggests a more systematic approach to EM fixed income trading with a focus on practical trading rules on how to generate alpha, assisting EM practitioners to limit market-share losses to passive investment vehicles. The definitive text on trading EM fixed income, this book is heavily data-driven – every trading rule is thoroughly back-tested over the last 10+ years. Case studies help readers identify and benefit from market regularities, while discussions of the business cycle and typical EM events inform and optimise trading strategies. Topics include portfolio construction, how to apply ESG principles to EM and the future of EM investing in the realm of Big Data and machine learning. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book: Provides effective, immediately-accessible tools Covers all three fixed income asset classes: EMFX, EM local rates and EM credit Thoroughly analyses the impact of the global macro cycle on EM investing Examines the influence of the financial rise of China and its fixed income markets Includes case studies of trades that illustrate how markets typically behave in certain situations The first book of its kind, Trading Fixed Income in Emerging Markets: A Practitioner’s Guide is an indispensable resource for EM fund managers, analysts and strategists, sell-side professionals in EM and non-EM specialists considering activity in emerging markets.

The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets

The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets
Author: Dr. Robert Grosse,Dr. Klaus E. Meyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 0190683961
ISBN 13: 9780190683962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For nearly two decades, emerging markets have been a primary source of growth in the world economy. They have become more international and compete more extensively with companies in developed countries. For these reasons, an understanding of managing businesses in emerging markets is a fundamental skill for competing in the twenty-first century. The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets identifies key elements of the business systems and competition in emerging markets around the world, and then looks at competitive strategies of companies going into and coming out of these countries. While business is business, the handbook's focus is on how management differs depending on the different environmental characteristics in emerging markets, such as the role of the government, the potential weakness of infrastructure, and the skill and innovation bases available locally in emerging markets, among other elements. The volume is organized into five sections. The first section establishes conceptual perspectives for exploring the current business environment in emerging markets. The second section focuses on questions surrounding governance and markets. The third explores multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging economies, while the fourth section looks at local firms and emerging market MNEs. The fifth and final section looks at management in emerging markets within specific countries and regions around the world. This handbook is a vital resource for scholars, students, and managers looking to expand into emerging economies by providing comprehensive analyses of functional areas from human resources to finance to marketing, and on issues such as family businesses, state-owned enterprises, and the bottom of the pyramid.

The Emerging Markets Handbook

The Emerging Markets Handbook
Author: Pran Tiku
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN 10: 0857194143
ISBN 13: 9780857194145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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FINDING TOMORROW'S MARKETS FIRST Tomorrow's booming economies are today's emerging markets. Overlooked by most investors, these markets offer serious opportunities for those prepared to move ahead of the crowd and take their investing off the beaten path. If you're an investor unafraid of the unfamiliar and looking to carve out extraordinary opportunities in new markets, this book should be your starting point. THE EMERGING MARKETS HANDBOOK provides investors with a highly detailed examination of 18 countries that could host the stock market stars of the future - from Chile and China to Thailand and Turkey. At its heart is an analysis of the 18 economies' strength and potential for growth. This assessment is based on the ten crucial drivers of growth, including demographics, business conditions, capital markets and more. Following exhaustive research into the numbers behind each of these drivers, Pran Tiku is able to draw on a wealth of data from respected sources to form conclusions about the current position and future prospects of each market. He illustrates this data with explanatory charts and tables, allowing readers to trace recent trends and compare this to where the countries stand now. Providing a groundbreaking ranking of all emerging markets, the author goes on to sort them into standouts, in-betweeners and strugglers. This means you can truly see which markets offer the most commanding opportunities, which have room for development and which currently present a poorer investment case. Finally, the HANDBOOK concludes with a look at investment vehicles that can be used to access emerging market investments and a survey of the industries and companies that are likely to be the primary players within these 18 economies in the future. THE EMERGING MARKETS HANDBOOK is your indispensable guide to finding the future's hottest markets. No investor can afford to be left behind.

Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies
Author: PB Anand,Shailaja Fennell,Flavio Comim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN 10: 019256255X
ISBN 13: 9780192562555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ever since Jim O'Neill at Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICS in 2001 there have been many different assessments of these major emerging economies, with some even proclaiming that the promise of the BRICS (comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is over. However, the so called 'arranged marriage' still seems to be working well, with the club having become a formal international forum, with summit declarations, ministerial meetings, and numerous BRICS-wide fora. Is this euphoria misplaced? Is there a BRICS model of economic and human development? Are inequalities increasing and is this the denouncement of the economic successes? Are geo-political tensions rising between these nations? During the post COVID-19 situation, the importance of bilateral and multilateral co-operation mechanisms and institutions is becoming clear. This book focuses on one such emerging co-operation mechanism of BRICS but also more widely on those five countries and other similar economies. As a global depression looms large, global economic recovery depends on the performance of not only its largest economies but also many other important and significant economies within the so called G20 group. Even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak multilateral institutions have been under considerable strain, as with the relationship between the United States of America and China, and risks to global economic recovery appear very real. This book brings together multi-disciplinary perspectives from over sixty scholars and it presents a comprehensive and deep dive into the BRICS and emerging economies and into an understanding the political, economic, and social contexts that can help in designing approaches for recovery and regaining the last momentum in the journey towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Handbook of Market Risk

Handbook of Market Risk
Author: Christian Szylar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-10-16
ISBN 10: 111857298X
ISBN 13: 9781118572986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A ONE-STOP GUIDE FOR THE THEORIES, APPLICATIONS, AND STATISTICALMETHODOLOGIES OF MARKET RISK Understanding and investigating the impacts of market risk onthe financial landscape is crucial in preventing crises. Written bya hedge fund specialist, the Handbook of Market Risk is thecomprehensive guide to the subject of market risk. Featuring a format that is accessible and convenient, thehandbook employs numerous examples to underscore the application ofthe material in a real-world setting. The book starts byintroducing the various methods to measure market risk whilecontinuing to emphasize stress testing, liquidity, and interestrate implications. Covering topics intrinsic to understanding andapplying market risk, the handbook features: An introduction to financial markets The historical perspective from market events and diverse mathematics to the value-at-risk Return and volatility estimates Diversification, portfolio risk, and efficient frontier The Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory The use of a fundamental multi-factors model Financial derivatives instruments Fixed income and interest rate risk Liquidity risk Alternative investments Stress testing and back testing Banks and Basel II/III The Handbook of Market Risk is a must-have resource forfinancial engineers, quantitative analysts, regulators, riskmanagers in investments banks, and large-scale consultancy groupsadvising banks on internal systems. The handbook is also anexcellent text for academics teaching postgraduate courses onfinancial methodology.

Handbook of Emerging Fixed Income and Currency Markets

Handbook of Emerging Fixed Income and Currency Markets
Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Alberto Franco
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1997-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781883249335
ISBN 13: 1883249333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The fixed income markets in emerging countries represent a new and potentially lucrative area of investment for investors. But along with the possibility of big returns, there is a much greater risk. The Handbook of Emerging Fixed Income and Currency Markets shows investors how to identify solid investment opportunities in these markets, assess the risk potential, and develop an investment approach to ensure long-range profits. Featuring contributions from leading experts around the world, this book provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to these exciting new markets.

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets
Author: Donald B. Hausch,W.T. Ziemba
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-08-11
ISBN 10: 9780080559957
ISBN 13: 0080559956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets

2017 Valuation Handbook International Guide to Cost of Capital

2017 Valuation Handbook   International Guide to Cost of Capital
Author: Roger J. Grabowski,Carla Nunes,James P. Harrington
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 1119366763
ISBN 13: 9781119366768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL COST OF CAPITAL ESTIMATIONS—IN A SINGLE VOLUME The 2017 Valuation Handbook – International Guide to Cost of Capital is part of the U.S. and international series of valuation resources authored by Duff & Phelps and published by John Wiley & Sons. This annually updated reference provides business valuation and finance professionals with the critical data they need to assess risk and develop cost of capital estimates on a global scale. Gauging the risks of an international investment is one of the trickiest aspects of finance. This comprehensive guidebook provides you with usable international data and methodology, and the ability to: Turn to a definitive resource of world-class data and guidance to gain a distinct competitive advantage in real-world situations. Access costly and difficult-to-obtain international data, assembled into easy-to-use cost of capital inputs at an accessible price point. Quickly grasp how concepts and methodologies translate into actual practice when they are brought to life in exemplifying cases. Accurate. Reliable. Trusted. The 2017 Valuation Handbook – International Guide to Cost of Capital gives you the upper hand the moment you open it. Other volumes in the annual series include: 2017 Valuation Handbook – International Industry Cost of Capital 2017 Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital 2017 Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital

The Investment Assets Handbook

The Investment Assets Handbook
Author: Yoram Lustig
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0857194097
ISBN 13: 9780857194091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Investors who build diversified, multi-asset portfolios, have an ever increasing range of investment assets at their disposal. In order to invest effectively - and build a solid, performing portfolio - it is essential for investors to understand each of these single asset classes and how to use them in portfolios. The Investment Assets Handbook covers the full spectrum of different asset classes and investment types available today, providing investors with the definitive information they need to reach an understanding of the broad range of investment assets. The Handbook is divided into four parts: 1. An introduction to asset classes, including how they should be defined, the main features that can be used to characterise asset classes and the roles that different assets fulfil within a multi-asset portfolio. 2. Traditional assets, including global equities, fixed income and cash. 3. Alternative assets, including real estate, commodities, private equity and hedge funds. 4. New alternative investments, including currency, infrastructure, structured finance, leveraged loans, structured products, alternative or smart betas, volatility, art, insurance-linked securities and timber. Each asset chapter within these sections provides a description of the asset and its characteristics, its historic performance, how to model its future long-term performance, the role it performs in a multi-asset portfolio, its risks, how to access it, and other relevant topics. Long-term investment themes that may impact the future behaviour of assets and investing generally are also highlighted and discussed. The Investment Assets Handbook is the essential guide that investors need as they navigate the universe of investment assets and build multi-asset portfolios.

The Handbook of Emerging Markets

The Handbook of Emerging Markets
Author: Robert Lloyd George
Publsiher: Irwin Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822021317664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A book that addresses one of today's hottest investment topics, "The Handbook of Emerging Markets" provides a timely, comprehensive and much needed country-by-country guide to 60 emerging markets around the world. A highly practical handbook designed for sophisticated investors, "The Handbook of Emerging Markets" assesses the opportunities as well as the risks associated with the developing markets.

2015 International Valuation Handbook

2015 International Valuation Handbook
Author: Roger J. Grabowski,James P. Harrington,Carla Nunes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 1119070201
ISBN 13: 9781119070207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 International Valuation Handbook Book Review:

The New Standard Source of International Cost of Capital Analysis The 2015 International Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital provides data and methodology guidance that will enable the reader to assess risk and develop cost of capital estimates on a global scale, coupled with data exhibits that provide country-level country risk premia (CRPs), Relative Volatility (RV) factors, and equity risk premia (ERPs). The data exhibits can be used to estimate country-level cost of equity capital globally, for up to 188 countries, from the perspective of investors based in up to 55 different countries.* Don't Forget the Semi-annual Update The hardcover 2015 International Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital includes international cost of capital data updated December 2014 and March 2015. This critical analysis is updated in a Semi-annual Update with data through June and September 2015 for a full year's coverage. Ensure that you are using the most up-to-date international cost of capital data and information available: add the Semi-annual Update and keep your data library current. For more information about Duff & Phelps valuation data resources published by Wiley, please visit www.wiley.com/go/valuationhandbooks. Also Available 2015 International Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital 2015 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital 2015 Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital Key Features Country-level Country Risk Premia (CRPs) for up to 188 countries: The 2015 International Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital provides country-level country risk premia for up to 188 countries globally, from the perspective of investors based in up to 55 different countries. CRPs are estimated using the following models: (i) Country Credit Rating Model, and (ii) Country Yield Spread Model. Relative Volatility (RV) Factors for up to 69 countries: The 2015 International Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital provides country-level relative volatility factors for up to 69 countries from the perspective of investors in the U.S. and Germany. Relative volatility factors are estimated using the Relative Standard Deviation Model. Equity Risk Premia (ERPs) for 18 countries based in USD and “local” currency: The 2015 International Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital provides long-horizon and short-horizon ERP data in USD and “local” currencies. Additional ERP resources include Pablo Fernandez’ survey of ERPs for a variety of counties. *Depending on the estimation model being employed, and data availability. Some models do not include estimates for all countries. The Semi-annual update is (i) optional, and (ii) not sold separately. The Semi-annual Update is delivered in PDF format only.

Step by Step Emerging Markets Investing

Step by Step Emerging Markets Investing
Author: Joseph Hogue
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-12-12
ISBN 10: 9780996232197
ISBN 13: 0996232192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization

The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization
Author: Philip Mader,Daniel Mertens,Natascha van der Zwan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 1351390368
ISBN 13: 9781351390361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Financialization has become the go-to term for scholars grappling with the growth of finance. This Handbook offers the first comprehensive survey of the scholarship on financialization, connecting finance with changes in politics, technology, culture, society and the economy. It takes stock of the diverse avenues of research that comprise financialization studies and the contributions they have made to understanding the changes in contemporary societies driven by the rise of finance. The chapters chart the field’s evolution from research describing and critiquing the manifestations of financialization towards scholarship that pinpoints the driving forces, mechanisms and boundaries of financialization. Written for researchers and students not only in economics but from across the social sciences and the humanities, this book offers a decidedly global and pluri-disciplinary view on financialization for those who are looking to understand the changing face of finance and its consequences.

Impact Investment Funds for Frontier Markets in Southeast Asia

Impact Investment Funds for Frontier Markets in Southeast Asia
Author: Manuel Stagars
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN 10: 1137507276
ISBN 13: 9781137507273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Until now, most socially responsible and impact investments have centred on developed markets, with growth potential and investment opportunities in the frontier economies of countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam being mostly overlooked. While some individuals and organizations have begun to develop responsible investment opportunities with these countries in mind, large new sources of capital for development could still emerge. This book explores the greater potential for global investment in Southeast Asia, and the ways in which socially responsible investment styles can be used in their developing economies. It demonstrates how the benefits of investment could create a robust platform for separate stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, development banks, the financial sector, and small and medium sized enterprises. The author explores how shaping collaborative sustainable investment policies could speed up inclusive development, address the needs of those at the bottom of the pyramid, and ensure sustainable future growth.

Operating in Emerging Markets

Operating in Emerging Markets
Author: Luciano Ciravegna,Robert Fitzgerald,Sumit Kundu
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN 10: 0132983397
ISBN 13: 9780132983396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Master a complete roadmap for emerging market business success and profitability! Emerging markets are generating unprecedented opportunities, but they are far more complex and risky than they may seem. Profiting in these markets entails retooling business models, products, and strategies to exploit these differences, instead of falling victim to them. Too many American, European and Japanese companies continue to operate with a “developed world” mentality that seeks to merely adapt existing products and strategies, while underestimating the unique challenges of managing a business in radically different contexts. Operating in Emerging Markets draws from real-life examples and today’s most valuable research to offer a step-by-step blueprint for improving profitability in emerging markets. Pioneering researchers Dr. Luciano Ciravegna and Dr. Robert Fitzgerald walk you through understanding the true risks and challenges; identifying and investing the right resources; developing the right strategies, products, and processes; and learning from both the successes and failures that have come before you. An indispensable resource for all decision-makers in companies that are (or plan to) operating in emerging markets; and for all graduate business students who may do so in the future. "Publications devoted to rapidly transforming economies are on the rise, but the contribution is often marginal. This new book, Operating in Emerging Markets , authored by Luciano Ciravegna, Robert Fitzgerald, and Sumit Kundu, is an exception. It provides valuable insights into what makes these economies grow and prosper. Most importantly, it responds to the need for practical approaches to tapping emerging markets. Thus it should assist current and future managers in navigating these high-potential but high-risk countries." --S. Tamer Cavusgil, Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director, CIBER, J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Georgia State University

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
Author: Colin C. Williams,Anjula Gurtoo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN 10: 1317535146
ISBN 13: 9781317535140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries. Addressing the multi-faceted nature of entrepreneurship, chapters explore a vast range of subject areas including education, economic policy, gender and the prevalence and nature of informal sector entrepreneurship. In order to understand the process of new venture creation in developing economies, what it means to be engaged in entrepreneurship in a developing world context must be addressed. This handbook does so by exploring the difficulties, risks and rewards associated with being an entrepreneur, and evaluates the impacts of the environment, relationships, performance and policy dynamics on small and entrepreneurial firms in developing economies. The handbook brings together a unique collection of over forty international researchers who are all actively engaged in studying entrepreneurship in a developing world context. The chapters offer concise but detailed perspectives and explanations on key aspects of the subject across a diverse array of developing economies, spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In doing so, the chapters highlight the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in developed economies, and contribute to the on-going policy discourses for managing and promoting entrepreneurial growth in the developing world. The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and policymakers in the areas of development economics, business and management, public policy and development studies.

The Market Gardener

The Market Gardener
Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
Publsiher: New Society Publisher
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 1550925555
ISBN 13: 9781550925555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“Few books have grabbed my attention as dramatically as this one—because it’s ultimately do-able for thousands of would-be food and farm healers.” —Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think. Growing on just 1.5 acres, Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: · Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay · Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices · Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches. Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. “Very well done and should be of great use to market growers everywhere.” —Eliot Coleman, organic farming pioneer and author of The New Organic Grower “Both visionary and practical, it is a work of rare intelligence.” —Charles Herve-Gruyer, permaculture teacher and grower at la Fermedu BecHellouin, France

Handbook of Research on Strategic Developments and Regulatory Practice in Global Finance

Handbook of Research on Strategic Developments and Regulatory Practice in Global Finance
Author: Olgu, Özlem
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2014-11-30
ISBN 10: 1466672897
ISBN 13: 9781466672895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The global financial crisis has called to attention the importance of financial development to economic growth as modern countries continue to struggle with debt, unemployment, and slow growth. However, a lack of agreement on how to define and measure financial development slows the development of global financial systems and markets. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Developments and Regulatory Practice in Global Finance creates a common framework for not only identifying but discussing the key factors in establishing a strong global market and financial system. This book will be a valuable reference for those interested in an in-depth understanding of the financial markets and global finance, including academics, professionals, and government agencies and institutions.