Free: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing [Read online]
The New York Times bestselling author heralds the future of business in Free. Yet this is just one engine behind the new Free, a reality that goes beyond a marketing gimmick or a cross-subsidy. In Free, Chris Anderson explores this radical idea for the new global economy and demonstrates how this revolutionary price can be harnessed for the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.
Too Much Luck: The Mining Boom and Australia’s Future [Read online]
In Too Much Luck, Paul Cleary shows how the resource boom, which seems a blessing, could well become a curse. Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards ‘Paul Cleary argues that the resources boom is being classically mismanaged, indicting both federal and state governments for failing to regulate and tax properly the multinational corporations flocking to Australia to extract nonrenewable resources … [a] fierce, concise book. ’ —Fiona Capp, Saturday Age.
Too Much Luck [Read online]
‘ – Paul Cleary In Too Much Luck, Paul Cleary shows how the resource boom, which seems a blessing, could well become a curse. We have never seen a boom quite like this one. Paul Cleary maps out the pitfalls, counts the human and environmental costs, shows what has worked overseas and suggests a better way forward – one which would turn this one-off windfall into a lasting legacy.
Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present [Read online]
With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition. Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and edits WorkingUSA. Dario Azzellini is a writer, documentary director, and political scientist at Johannes Kepler University in Linz.
Modern Economic Regulation: An Introduction to Theory and Practice [Read online]
Drawing from the most recent work on economic regulation, this book introduces readers to the main principles and examines how economic regulation is applied in four key public utility industries – electricity, gas, water and telecommunications. What are alternatives to regulation. Which institutions are involved in regulation.
Causal Inference in Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction [Read online]
In this approach, causal effects are comparisons of such potential outcomes. The fundamental problem of causal inference is that we can only observe one of the potential outcomes for a particular subject. They lay out the assumptions needed for causal inference and describe the leading analysis methods, including matching, propensity-score methods, and instrumental variables.
Physical Asset Management: With an Introduction to ISO55000 [Read online]
It introduces the general principles of physical asset management and covers all stages of the asset management process, including initial business appraisal, identification of fixed asset needs, capability gap analysis, financial evaluation, logistic support analysis, life cycle costing, management of in-service assets, maintenance strategy, outsourcing, cost-benefit analysis, disposal and renewal. Physical asset management is the management of fixed assets such as equipment, plant, buildings and infrastructure. It is suitable for an advanced undergraduate or postgraduate course in asset management, and also offers an ideal reference text for engineers and managers specializing in asset management, reliability, maintenance, logistics or systems engineering.
Infectious Greed: How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets [Read online]
Confidence in corporate accounts and standards of behavior has been destroyed and our global financial system has reached a perilous crossroads. Partnoy brings to bear his skills and experience as a securities attorney, financial analyst and law professor to demonstrate how many companies have obscured the real picture from shareholders by disguising risk and side-stepping regulations. Blind faith in the financial system is no longer sufficient, but mercifully Partnoy offers a clear vision of the route back from the precipice.