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After Lean Production
Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry
Industrial relations experts from eleven countries consider the state of the automobile industry...



Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
The Contemporary Core Literature
Wallace C. Olsen
The first of an eight-volume series, The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, this book analyzes the trends in the published literature of agricultural economics and rural sociology during the past fifty years. It uses citation analysis and other...



Agricultural Product Prices
William G. Tomek, Harry M. Kaiser
Now in its fifth edition, this book reviews and adapts microeconomic principles to the characteristics of agricultural commodity markets and then apply these principles to the various dimensions of price...



The Ambivalent Consumer
Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West
A comparative examination of the ambivalence provoked, especially in East and Southeast Asia, by the global spread of "American" consumer culture.



America Inc.?
Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State
Linda Weiss
Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defense preparedness and the pursuit of technological...



America's First Great Depression
Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837
Alasdair Roberts
In this book, Alasdair Roberts describes how the United States dealt with the economic and political crisis that followed the Panic of 1837.



An Anatomy of Trade in Medieval Writing
Value, Consent, and Community
Lianna Farber
Economics, in our modern sense of the term, was not a discipline in the Middle Ages, although the history of economic thought is often written as though it were. Lianna Farber restores the core economic concept of trade to its medieval...



Asia's Flying Geese
How Regionalization Shapes Japan
Walter F. Hatch
In Asia's Flying Geese, Walter F. Hatch tackles the puzzle of Japan's paradoxically slow change during the economic crisis it faced in the 1990s. Why didn't the purportedly unstoppable pressures of globalization force a rapid and radical shift in...



Back-Alley Banking
Private Entrepreneurs in China
Kellee S. Tsai
Chinese entrepreneurs have founded more than thirty million private businesses since Beijing instituted economic reforms in the late 1970s. Most of these private ventures, however, have been denied access to official sources of credit. State...



Balkan Smoke
Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria
Mary C. Neuburger
In writing the life of tobacco in Bulgaria from the late Ottoman period through the years of Communist rule, Neuburger gives us much more than the cultural history of a commodity; she provides a fresh perspective on the genesis of modern Bulgaria...



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