The Theory Of The Leisure Class

Author : Thorstein Veblen
ISBN : 9780486115627
Genre : Social Science
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Classic of economic and social theory offers satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many standards of taste, education, dress, and culture.
Category: Social Science

The Founding Of Institutional Economics

Author : Warren Samuels
ISBN : 9781134661404
Genre : Business & Economics
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Institutional economics has been a major part of economic thought for the whole of the twentieth century, and today remains crucial to an understanding of the development of heterodox economics. The two principal publications that founded the school were Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class and Commons's A Sociological View of Sovereignty, both published in 1899. As a tribute to these two seminal works, Warren Samuels has assembled an exceptionally prestigious international group of scholars to produce this landmark volume celebrating the centenary. The chapters assess the work of Veblen and Commons and their influence on the school of institutional economics from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The contributions on Veblen appraise his anthropological analysis of consumption habits of American households from sociological, linguistic and feminist points of view. Conversely, the essays on Commons's work focus on the concepts of property, power and the relationship between legality and economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Verminderung Von Hold Up Risiken In Nachverhandlungssituationen

Author : Johannes Gaismayer
ISBN : 9783834961501
Genre : Business & Economics
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Johannes Gaismayer entwickelt ein Kategoriensystem, welches auf dem Konzept der Quasirente basiert und darauf abzielt, die Verhandlungsstärken zwischen Logistik-Dienstleistern und deren Auftraggebern zu bestimmen. Er präsentiert Gestaltungsempfehlungen, die sich an Logistik-Dienstleister richten und darauf abzielen, die Verhandlungsposition gegenüber Auftraggebern zu verbessern, um der Ausspielung des Hold-up-Potenzials vorzubeugen.
Category: Business & Economics

Tourism And Leisure Behaviour In An Ageing World

Author : Ian Patterson
ISBN : 9781786390943
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tourism and Leisure Behaviour in an Ageing World, based on Ian Patterson's previously published Growing Older, provides an overview of the latest research concerning tourist behaviour and leisure needs of baby boomers, seniors, and older adults. With an increasingly ageing population, industry interest has intensified and there has been a corresponding explosion in related research activity.
Category: Business & Economics

Sustainable Food Planning

Author : André Viljoen
ISBN : 9789086861873
Genre : Social Science
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Planning for sustainable food production and consumption is becoming an increasingly important issue for planners, policymakers, designers, farmers, suppliers, activists, business and scientists alike. This book reviews and elaborates definitions of sustainable food systems and begins to define ways of achieving them.
Category: Social Science

Why We Can T Afford The Rich

Author : Andrew Sayer
ISBN : 9781447320906
Genre : Business & Economics
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As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can’t afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others, through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the last three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness and expand their political influence. Winner of the 2015 Peter Townsend Prize, this important book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as specially talented wealth creators. Furthermore, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. The paperback includes a new Afterword updating developments in the last year and forcefully arguing that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change to make economies sustainable, fair and conducive to well-being for all.
Category: Business & Economics

Das Unmessbare Messen

Author : Dagmar Abfalter
ISBN : 353117231X
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Unveiling Fashion

Author : F. Godart
ISBN : 9781137000743
Genre : Business & Economics
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Proposing a comprehensive account of the global fashion industry this book aims to present fashion as a social and cultural fact. Drawing on six principles from the industry, Godart guides the reader through the economic, social and political arena of the world's most glamorous industry.
Category: Business & Economics