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The Psychology and Management of Project Teams: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (by François Chiocchio, E. Kevin Kelloway, Brian Hobbs)


Author(s): François Chiocchio, E. Kevin Kelloway, Brian Hobbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-05-08
ISBN-10: 0199861374
ISBN-13: 9780199861378
Language: English
Description: Organizations today are increasingly using projects in their daily
activities. Projects and project-management principles frame goal
attainment in academia and many business sectors, and they even
serve as theoretical footing for organizational-change endeavors.
However, the ubiquity of project management does not mean that
project work, project teams, and the ways organizations use
projects are well understood. Moreover, while project-management
theory and practice aim at providing structure and control to
enable successful project completion, an alarmingly high percentage
of projects struggle or fail.

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The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Oxford Library of Psychology) (by Jing Zhou)


Author(s): Jing Zhou

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-05-13
ISBN-10: 0199927677
ISBN-13: 9780199927678
Language: English
Description: Research-based investigations of creativity, innovation, and
entrepreneurship have the potential to inform each other and enrich
our knowledge of each of these areas, particularly with regard to
cognitive processes and effective behaviors. Yet, while these
research streams have increasingly received a great deal of
attention, they have developed largely independently of one
another. The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and
Entrepreneurship addresses the critical need to integrate
these three interrelated literatures.

The handbook features contributions from the leading scholars in
these research areas. As a group, the chapters examine… more…

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The Handbook of Market Design (by Nir Vulkan, Alvin E. Roth, Zvika Neeman)


Author(s): Nir Vulkan, Alvin E. Roth, Zvika Neeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-10-22
ISBN-10: 0199570515
ISBN-13: 9780199570515
Language: English
Description: Economists often look at markets as given, and try to make
predictions about who will do what and what will happen in these
markets Market design, by contrast, does not take markets as given;
instead, it combines insights from economic and game theory
together with common sense and lessons learned from empirical work
and experimental analysis to aid in the design and implementation
of actual markets In recent years the field has grown dramatically,
partially because of the successful wave of spectrum auctions in
the US and in Europe, which have been designed by a number of
prominent economists, and partially because of the increase use of
the… more…

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Virtual Realism (by Michael Heim)


Author(s): Michael Heim

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 1998-02-05
ISBN-10: 0195104269
ISBN-13: 9780195104264
Language: English
Description: No description available

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The Handbook of Behavioral Operations Management: Social and Psychological Dynamics in Production and Service Settings (by Elliot Bendoly, Wout van Wezel, Daniel G. Bachrach)


Author(s): Elliot Bendoly, Wout van Wezel, Daniel G. Bachrach

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-06-01
ISBN-10: 0199357218
ISBN-13: 9780199357215
Language: English
Description: The Handbook of Behavioral Operations provides
easy-to-access insights into why associated behavioral phenomena
exist in specific production and service settings, illustrated
through ready-to-play games and activities that allow instructors
to demonstrate the phenomena in class settings along with
applicable prescriptions for practice. By design the text serves a
dual role as a desk/training reference to those practitioners
already in the field and presents a comprehensive framework for
viewing behavioral operations from a systems perspective. As an
interdisciplinary book relating the dynamics of human behavior to
operations management, this… more…

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Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory (by Lisa Herzog)


Author(s): Lisa Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-06-10
ISBN-10: 0199674175
ISBN-13: 9780199674176
Language: English
Description: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory
analyses the constructions of the market in the thought of Adam
Smith and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and discusses their
relevance for contemporary political philosophy. Combining the
history of ideas with systematic analysis, it contrasts Smith's
view of the market as a benevolently designed 'contrivance of
nature' with Hegel's view of the market as a 'relic of the state of
nature.' The differences in their views of the market are then
connected to four central themes of political philosophy: identity,
justice, freedom, and history. The conceptualization of the labour
market as an… more…

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An Introduction to the Theory of Mechanism Design (by Tilman Borgers, Roland Strausz, Daniel Krahmer)


Author(s): Tilman Borgers, Roland Strausz, Daniel Krahmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-06-01
ISBN-10: 019973402X
ISBN-13: 9780199734023
Language: English
Description: What is the best way to auction an asset? How should a group of
people organize themselves to ensure the best provision of public
goods? How should exchanges be organized? In An Introduction to
the Theory of Mechanism Design, Tilman Börgers addresses these
questions and more through an exploration of the economic theory of
mechanism design. Mechanism design is reverse game theory. Whereas
game theory takes the rules of the game as a given and makes
predictions about the behavior of strategic players, the theory of
mechanism design goes a step further and selects the optimal rules
of the game.

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Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945 (by Shinji Takagi)


Author(s): Shinji Takagi

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-06-15
ISBN-10: 0198714653
ISBN-13: 9780198714651
Language: English
Description: Conquering the Fear of Freedom presents an analytical
review of Japanese exchange rate policy from the end of World War
II to the present. It examines how authorities, starting with the
imposition of draconian controls over all international financial
flows, moved toward eliminating virtually all state interference
regulating foreign exchange transactions, including official
intervention in the foreign exchange market. It describes how
policy and institutional frameworks evolved, explains their
domestic and international contexts, and assesses the impacts and
consequences of policy actions.

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Asian Money Markets (by David C. Cole, Hal S. Scott, Philip A. Wellons)


Author(s): David C. Cole, Hal S. Scott, Philip A. Wellons

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 1995-07-13
ISBN-10: 0195074297
ISBN-13: 9780195074291
Language: English
Description: The countries of East and Southeast Asia have the world's most
dynamic money markets. Essential to the Asian economy, their
performance plays a crucial role in the successful development of
other financial markets, such as those for business and consumer
loans. This original study of the effect of government policy on
the performance of money markets in the economies of this region
(Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore,
and South Korea) is the only comprehensive book addressing this
topic available today. Individual chapters were written by experts
in the field, and were guided by a common research methodology.
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Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England’s Economic Development (Oxford Ethics Series) (by John Hatcher, Mark Bailey)


Author(s): John Hatcher, Mark Bailey

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2001-07-05
ISBN-10: 019924412X
ISBN-13: 9780199244126
Language: English
Description: This book surveys the most influential theoretical approaches
adopted for the study of medieval economy and society. It offers an
accessible introduction to medieval economic history, an up-to-date
critique of established models, and a succinct treatise on
historiographical method.

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