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Banking on Small Business
Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
Gail Buyske
Buyske analyzes three themes in economic development: the global growth of microfinance, banking sector development, and Russian entrepreneurship.



A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations
An Analysis of a Social Interaction System
Richard E. Walton



Belgian National Income during the Interwar Period
Reconstruction of the Database
Stef Peeters, Martine Goossens, Erik Buyst
Historical national accounting is nowadays recognized as an important field of research in economic history. Nevertheless the sub discipline also receives a lot of criticism. Several estimates would be based on shaky data material so that the outcome...



Betting on Biotech
Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State
Joseph Wong
Joseph Wong examines the emerging biotechnology sector in Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.



Beyond Borders
Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma
Wen-Chin Chang
Through a personal narrative approach,this book focuses on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants who reside in Burma and those who have moved from Burma and resettled in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.



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...



Bought and Sold
Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia
Patrick Hyder Patterson
In Bought and Sold, Patrick Hyder Patterson reveals the extent to which socialist Yugoslavia embraced a consumer culture usually associated with capitalism and explores the role of consumerism in the federation's collapse into civil war in 1991.



Bread and Democracy in Germany
Alexander Gerschenkron
A classic in its field, Bread and Democracy in Germany has been widely praised since its publication in 1943 for its account of German political and economic development.



Building China
Informal Work and the New Precariat
Sarah Swider
In Building China, Sarah Swider draws on her research in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai between 2004 and 2012, including living in an enclave, working on construction jobsites, and interviews with eighty-three migrants, managers, and labor contractors. Her ethnography focuses on the work, family, and social lives of construction workers in China.



Buoyancy on the Bayou
Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization
Jill Ann Harrison
Portrays the struggles that Louisiana shrimp fishers endure to remain afloat in an industry beset by globalization.



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