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The Oxford handbook of International Business

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The Handbook comprises 28 original chapters from the world's leading scholars in the field. United, these reflect both the present structure of the field and the major intellectual issues of current and likely future interest.

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Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

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0199241821
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The Oxford Murders

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On a summer's day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body.

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9780349117232
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1970-01-01
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The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World

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The most up-to-date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures

In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in government, and more. The result is an invaluable resource on the status of women around the world today.

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9780143114512
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2008-11-25
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The Persian Expedition

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In "The Persian Expedition", Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne. When the Greeks were then betrayed by their Persian employers, they were forced to march home through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain - adrift in a hostile country and under constant attack from the unforgiving Persians and warlike tribes. In this outstanding description of endurance and individual bravery, Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world.

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0140440070
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The Personality Puzzle

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The Personality Puzzle explores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.

Organized according to the six main domains of modern personality psychology, David Funder’s market-leading text shows students the field as it exists in the present. By incorporating significant coverage of the great theorists of personality psychology throughout, the book helps students understand how the field developed. And by showcasing the questions driving the research of today, The Personality Puzzle enables students to see the exciting future of the discipline.

For the Fifth Edition, every chapter has been updated. A new illustration program supports visual learners with updated versions of the book’s much-loved cartoons and new in-text features to help students visualize and remember concepts. The text covers classic theories of personality as well as all the latest findings, including up-to-date coverage of the biological domain, new material on cross-cultural psychology, and expanded treatment of positive psychology.

As always, The Personality Puzzle is a book that students will read, enjoy, and remember, with a writing style that is engaging, distinctive, and humorous.

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The Personality Reader 2ed.

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This reader is useful as a supplement to a personality textbook or as a stand-alone course book.   Students hear the voices of important theorists in their own words with introductions providing context and critical thinking questions to improve understanding.

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0205485510
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The Physics of Solar Cells

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers new to the field. It covers: basic physics of semiconductors in photovoltaic devices; physical models of solar cell operation; characteristics and design of common types of solar cell; and approaches to increasing solar cell efficiency. The text explains the terms and concepts of solar cell device physics and shows the reader how to formulate and solve relevant physical problems. Exercises and worked solutions are included.

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9781860943492
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2003-05-14
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The Poisonwood Bible

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

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0061577073
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The Policy-Based Profession

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This social welfare policy text, written specifically for use within the field of social work, shows students the crucial connection between social policy and the everyday practice of social work. The Third Edition of The Policy-Based Profession provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them as they enter a career in social work. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical policy analysis, social/economic analysis, and political analysis. This text brings students up to date on the latest developments in welfare reform, managed care, the campaign to restructure Social Security, program and policy responses to the problems of substance abuse and the use of family preservation as an approach to child protection.

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0205386636
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The Political Economy of Gender in the 20th Century Caribbean

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0333732820
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The Political Economy of the World Trading System 2ed.

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This new edition incorporates all the recent developments in world trading arrangements, and includes a new chapter on the historical importance of international trade.

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019829431X
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The Political History of CARICOM

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"This book is a revision of Anthony Payne's The Politics of the Caribbean Community, 196179: Regional Integration amongst New States, and is the only one of its kind to offer a full account of the period from the end of Federation to the beginning and early years of CARICOM. Expanding on the previous publication, a third section has been added that picks up on the in-depth analysis which ended at 1979, discussing events from 19802007 including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy: The volume is divided into three parts - Part I: Origins and Establishment; 196173; Part II: Issues and Structures, 197479; Part III: Events, 19802007 - which give an overview of the regional integration movement and its antecedents, making it suitable for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. "

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9789766372927
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2000-09-05
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The Political System of the European Union

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Systematically revised and rewritten throughout, and updated to cover the impact of the Lisbon Treaty, this highly successful and ground-breaking text remains unique in analyzing the EU as a political system using the methods of comparative political science.

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9780230249820
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2011-03-01
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The Politics of India since Independence

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0521459702
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The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil 1964-85

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The largest and most important country in Latin America, Brazil was the first to succumb to the military coups that struck that region in the 1960s and the early 1970s. In this authoritative study, Thomas E. Skidmore, one of America's leading experts on Latin America and, in particular, on Brazil, offers the first analysis of more than two decades of military rule, from the overthrow of João Goulart in 1964, to the return of democratic civilian government in 1985 with the presidency of José Sarney. 

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0195063163
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The Politics of our Caribbean Civilisation:Essays and Speeches

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9768173491
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The politics of the World Economy

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In these essays, written (with one exception) between 1978 and 1982, Immanuel Wallerstein elaborates on the political and theoretical implications of the world-systems perspective outlined in his celebrated books The Modern World-System and The Capitalist World-Economy. Whereas those books centred on the historical development of the modern world-system, the essays in this volume explore the nature of world politics in the light of Wallerstein's analysis of the world-system and capitalist world-economy. 

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0521277604
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The Poor and the Powerless

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The Power Elite

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First published in 1956, The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States, calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military, corporate, and political elite. The Power Elite can be read as a good account of what was taking place in America at the time it was written, but its underlying question of whether America is as democratic in practice as it is in theory continues to matter very much today.

What The Power Elite informed readers of in 1956 was how much the organization of power in America had changed during their lifetimes, and Alan Wolfe's astute afterword to this new edition brings us up to date, illustrating how much more has changed since then. Wolfe sorts out what is helpful in Mills' book and which of his predictions have not come to bear, laying out the radical changes in American capitalism, from intense global competition and the collapse of communism to rapid technological transformations and ever changing consumer tastes. The Power Elite has stimulated generations of readers to think about the kind of society they have and the kind of society they might want, and deserves to be read by every new generation.

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9780195133547
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The Practical Technical Writer

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The Practical Writer has a distinct competitive edge over other professional and technical writing books currently available. Rather than overwhelming readers with endless rules dealing with usage and style, this exciting new text offers sound and practical advice based on step-by-step procedures, ideas, checklists, and practice exercises. Students will also learn how technology can make writing more efficient.

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The Practice of Economic Management

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"The Caribbean region is not short of economic theories, both home-grown and imported, that attempt to explain and prescribe models for the development and management of their small fragile economies. From the writings of Nobel Laureat W. Arthur Lewis in the 1940s and 1950s, which advocated the use of international capital to advance the rapid industrialization of the region, to the prescriptions of the New World economists of the 1970s which urged Caribbean governments to delink their economies from metropoles and assume control of their indigenous resources, to the modern day neoliberal free market advocates all have claimed to be the correct models for Caribbean economic development and sustainability. Courtney Blackman rejects the ideological approaches of the Marxist/Radical left, the dependency model of the New Wold economists and the free market Washington Consensus . Instead, he puts forward with refreshing candour, incisive analysis and rare clarity of expression, in 22 lively essays, problem oriented and managerially practical policies that are rooted in Caribbean history, culture and interests. Three themes run consistently throughout the essays; first, the need to cultivate a culture of management; second, small states are inherently more manageable than large ones and the returns to superior management correspondingly greater; third, decision-makers in small states should not accept uncritically alien ideologies and theories, but should think for themselves and develop strategies rooted in their natural interests and aspirations. Combining deep understanding of economics and management with long and successful experience as a national economic and financial policymaker, Blackman s essays span a period of three decades and the validity of their premises can justifiably be claimed to have met the test of history. " "

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9766372438
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The Practice of English language Teaching 4ed.

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In this new edition, Jeremy Harmer brings you *the evolving identities of global English *the impact of technology on teaching *the issue of context-sensitive methodology *DVD with clips from real classrooms, observation tasks and interviews

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9781405853118
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2007-09-01
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The Practice of Social Work

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This comprehensive Introduction to Practice text provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge about social work practice. The book covers generalist practice as well as more advanced perspectives on counseling theories that inform social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.

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0534600301
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The Princess of Cleves

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Set towards the end of the reign of Henry II of France, The Princesse de Cleves (1678) tells of the unspoken, unrequited love between the fair, noble Mme de Cleves, who is married to a loyal and faithful man, and the Duc de Nemours, a handsome man most female courtiers find irresistible. Warned by her mother against admitting her passion, Mme de Cleves hides her feelings from her fellow courtiers, until she finally confesses to her husband an act that brings tragic consequences for all. Described as France's first modern novel, The Princesse de Cleves is an exquisite and profound analysis of the human heart, and a moving depiction of the inseparability of love and anguish.

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The Princesse de Cleves

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Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared anonymously in 1678--in the heyday of French classicism--it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, particularly for the extraordinary confession which forms the climax of the story. It is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing. In this entirely new translation, The Princesse de Cleves is accompanied by two shorter works also attributed to Mme de Lafayette, The Princesse de Montpensier and The Comtesse de Tende.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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9780199539178
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2009-04-01
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