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Selling Technology
The Changing Shape of Sales in an Information Economy
Asaf Darr
Selling Technology offers a look at high-tech markets from within, through the experience of salespeople, purchasing agents, and engineers who construct markets for emergent technologies through their daily engagement in sales interactions. Although...



The Offshore World
Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires
Ronen Palan
The atlas of contemporary capitalism is curious indeed. A desperately poor and civil-war-wracked nation, Liberia, is the world's shipping superpower; the Cayman Islands the fifth-largest financial center in the world; land-locked Zurich a venerable...



Enabling Interaction and Quality
Beyond the Hanseatic League—8th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems, Bergen, May 11–13, 2006
This proceedings book illustrates the tremendous evolution, driven by the revolutionary ICT-developments of the 90's.



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 contexts...



Reprogramming Japan
The High Tech Crisis under Communitarian Capitalism
Marie Anchordoguy
How have state policies influenced the development of Japan's telecommunications, computer hardware, computer software, and semiconductor industries and their stagnation since the 1990s?



Logics of Hierarchy
The Organization of Empires, States, and Military Occupations
Alexander Cooley
Reveals the varying organizational ability of powerful states to promote institutional transformation in their political peripheries and the consequences of these formations in determining pathways of postimperial extrication and state-building.



Notes from Toyota-land
An American Engineer in Japan
Darius Mehri
In 1996, Darius Mehri traveled to Japan to work as a computer simulation engineer within the Toyota production system. Once there, he found a corporate experience far different from what he had expected. Notes from Toyota-land, based on a diary that...



Bootstrap Dreams
U.S. Microenterprise Development in an Era of Welfare Reform
Nancy C. Jurik
Declines in real wages, increases in the number of poor families, and cutbacks to welfare and other safety-net programs have stimulated the popularity of microenterprise development programs (MDPs). These programs typically offer training and loans to...



The Limits of Transparency
Ambiguity and the History of International Finance
Jacqueline Best
A decade of crises has reminded us of the fragility of the international financial system. Conventional wisdom holds that uncertainty is the basic problem of financial governance, and attempts to contain ambiguity have dominated recent financial...



Wages of Crime
Black Markets, Illegal Finance, and the Underworld Economy
R.T. Naylor
Wages of Crime takes the reader into the shadowy underworld of modern criminal business—arms trafficking, gold smuggling, money laundering, and terrorist financing.



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