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Items in Social Sciences (Economics, Commerce, Sociology, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Essentials of managing human resources / Eileen B. Stewart (British Columbia Institute of Technology), Monica Belcourt (York University), Melanie Peacock (Mount Royal University), George W. Bohlander (Arizona State University), Scott A. Snell (University of Virginia)
    HF 5549 E756 2016
    Essentials of Managing Human Resources, Sixth Edition is designed to provide business students with a solid overview of major human resources processes, practices, and systems. The authors have a wealth of experience as teachers and active HR practitioners and include their real-life experience and stories to make the content relatable and relevant to students. This new edition will appeal to business students and help them understand the value of strategic human resources policies and practices, as both individuals and managers within an organization.

  • Lynching photographs / Dora Apel, Shawn Michelle Smith
    HV 6459 A64 2007
    Why do we look at lynching photographs? What is the basis for our curiosity, rage, indignation, or revulsion? Beginning in the late nineteenth century, nearly five thousand blacks were put to death at the hands of lynch mobs throughout America. In many communities it was a public event, to be witnessed, recorded, and made available by means of photographs. In this book, the art historian Dora Apel and the American Studies scholar Shawn Michelle Smith examine lynching photographs as a way of analyzing photography's historical role in promoting and resisting racial violence. They further suggest how these photographs continue to affect the politics of spectatorship. In clear prose, and with carefully chosen images, the authors chart the history of lynching photographs--their meanings, uses, and controversial display--and offer terms in which to understand our responsibilities as viewers and citizens.

  • Publicités Kodak : 1910-1939 / texte, Jean-Claude Gautrand
    HF 6161 P35 G38 1983

  • An American exodus : a record of human erosion / Dorothea Lange & Paul Taylor
    HD 1525 L3 1999
    First published in 1939, An American Exodus is one of the masterpieces of the documentary genre. Produced by incomparable documentary photographer Dorothea Lange with text by her husband, Paul Taylor, An American Exodus was taken in the early 1930s while the couple were working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) The book documents the rural poverty of the depression-era exodus that brought over 300,000 migrants to California in search of farm work, a westward mass migration driven by economic deprivation as opposed to the Manifest Destiny of 19th century pioneers. This facsimile edition of the original volume reintroduces this sought-after work of art a pioneering book that was among the first to combine photographs with oral testimony to a contemporary audience, providing an insight into the struggles of the Depression as well as offering a profound and timeless look at the human condition.

  • M1 : principles of water rates, fees, and charges / Chris Woodcock, Rick Giardina, Todd Cristiano
    HD 4456 W66 2017

  • Energy roadmap : a water and wastewater utility guide to more sustainable energy management / Water Environment Federation
    HD 4456 W37 2013

  • Sustainability reporting statements for wastewater systems
    HD 60 W37 2012eb

  • Innovative solutions in fluid-particle systems and renewable energy management / Katia Tannous, editor
    HD 9502.5 B54I66 2015e
    The threat of natural resource depletion due to high energy demands has become a key concern in both the developed and developing worlds. To alleviate these concerns, researchers around the world are exploring sustainable methods for generating energy. Innovative Solutions in Fluid-Particle Systems and Renewable Energy Management presents phenomenological, experimental, and theoretical research, as well as market criteria and business models concerning the development of small- and large-scale chemical and energy plants. Associating academic and industrial experiences, this book highlights current topics in sustainable energy management and development with an emphasis on obtaining liquid, gaseous, and solid fuels using residues and energetic biomasses. Academicians, researchers, and technology developers will find this book useful in furthering their own knowledge and research in this field. A pivotal publication in the field of engineering, this title covers a range of topics including, among others, cellulosic feedstock, agricultural biomass, fluid dynamics, gasification processes, energy extraction from raw materials, and environmental sustainability.

  • Handbook of research on sustainable development and economics / Ken D. Thomas, [editor]
    HC 79 E5H31854 2015
    With a current world population that exceeds seven billion, resource consumption awareness is more important than ever. Investing in sustainable technologies and renewable resources is a necessary step to ensure the future quality of life of all human beings. The Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics explores topics such as poverty, gender equality, health, security, and the environment through global empirical studies and fundamental frameworks. With the goal of promoting sustainable techniques for the global future, this handbook is a critical reference for business leaders, educators, policymakers, environmental specialists, and the public at large.

  • Handbook of research on social, economic, and environmental sustainability in the development of smart cities / Andrea Vesco and Francesco Ferrero, editors
    HT 166 H363 2015
    As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community. The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities.

  • Promoting sustainable practices through energy engineering and asset management / Vicente Gonzalez-Prida and Anthony Raman, [editors]
    HD 60.3 P76 2015
    Green technologies and energy-efficient practices have become two of the most prevalent issues in global society. However, many countries still lack the technology or resources needed to implement sustainable practices within their societies. Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management discusses the challenges that the developing world faces when implementing and utilizing environmentally friendly techniques. This publication is a crucial reference source for managers, scientists, technology developers, and engineers interested in the adoption of sustainable practices in developing countries.

  • Water utility capital financing / American Water Works Association
    HD 4461 A447 2014eb

  • Principles of water rates, fees, and charges / Bill Zieburtz, Rick Giardina
    HD 4456 Z54 2012eb

  • A guidebook for sustainability performance measurement for transportation agencies / Josias Zietsman [and others]
    HE147.5

  • Solar in the city : avoiding the pitfalls of adding solar power to existing structures / by David L. Grower
    HD 9681 A2G76 2011eb

  • Developing rates for small systems
    HD 4456 D48 2004eb

  • Capital project delivery / [Shawn LaBonde] [and others]
    HD 4461 C37 2010eb

  • Fundamentals of water utility capital financing
    HD 4461 F86 2008eb

  • Responding to a radiological or nuclear terrorism incident : a guide for decision makers : recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
    HV 6432 R477 2010eb

  • Sustainable development handbook / by Stephen A. Roosa
    HC 79 E5R652 2010eb
    Sustainable development is a concept that incorporates energy, urban management, environmental objectives, policy integration, and the idea that effective solutions can be achieved in a cooperative manner with concerted effort. Gaining momentum on the world stage in recent years, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies and decision making of both corporations and governmental entities. This book is intended to clarify critical issues, proven approaches and potential pitfalls associated with such initiatives, covering underlying concepts, renewable energy solutions, environmental issues, green design and LEED(r) programs, sustainable industrial processes, sustainable development policy considerations, local government programs, corporate programs, tracking results, and future trends. This edition includes complete updates on measurement and verification for LEED projects, as well as carbon reduction.

  • New Delhi mass transport system : Metro certified to EMS-ISO 14001 at construction stage / by Ushakiran Madari
    HE4994

  • Energy, risk & competitive advantage : the information imperative / Scott Randall
    HD 9502 A2R36 2008eb

  • Sustainable development in practice : sustainomics methodology and applications / Mohan Munasinghe ; foreword by James Gustave Speth
    HC 79 E5M8675 2009eb
    This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.

  • Quantifying and controlling catastrophic risks / B. John Garrick ; contributors, Robert F. Christie [and others]
    HV 551.2 G37 2008eb
    The perception, assessment and management of risk are increasingly important core principles for determining the development of both policy and strategic responses to civil and environmental catastrophes. Whereas these principles were once confined to some areas of activity i.e. financial and insurance, they are now widely used in civil and environmental engineering. Comprehensive and readable, Civil and Environmental Risk: Mitigation and Control, provides readers with the mathematical tools and quantitative methods for determining the probability of a catastrophic event and mitigating and controlling the aftermath. With this book engineers develop the required skills for accurately assessing risk and formulating appropriate response strategies. The two part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the quantitative risk assessment process, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. One of the first books to address both natural and human generated disasters, topics include events such as pandemic diseases, climate changes, major hurricanes, super earthquakes, mega tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Case studies appear at the end of the book allowing engineers to see how these principles are applied to scenarios such as a super hurricane or mega tsunamis, a reactor core melt down in a nuclear plant, a terrorist attack on the national electric grid, and an abrupt climate change brought about by a change in the ocean currents in the North Atlantic. Written by the current Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Environmental risk managers will find this reference a valuable and authoritative guide both in accurately calculating risk and its applications in their work.


  • Urban energy transition : from fossil fuels to renewable power / edited by Peter Droege
    HT 165.5 U725 2008
    This compendium of 29 chapters from 18 countries contains both fundamental and advanced insight into the inevitable shift from cities dominated by the fossil-fuel systems of the industrial age to a renewable-energy based urban development framework. The cross-disciplinary handbook covers a range of diverse yet relevant topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles. Presented are practical and principled aspects of technology, economics, design, culture and society, presenting perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance.

  • Sustainable development handbook / by Stephen A. Roosa
    HC 79 E5R652 2008eb

  • Australia's water resources : from use to management / John J. Pigram
    HD 1700 A1P54 2006eb
    Australia's Water Resources seeks to explore the circumstances underpinning the profound reorientation of attitudes and relationships to water that has taken place in Australia in recent decades. The changing emphasis from development to management of water resources continues to evolve and is reflected in a series of public policy initiatives directed towards rational, efficient and sustainable use of the nation's water.Australia is now recognised as a pacesetter in water reform. Administrative restructuring, water pricing, water markets and trade, integrated water resources management, and the emergence of the private sector, are features of a more economically sound and environmentally compatible water industry. It is important that these changes are documented and their rationale and effectiveness explained. This timely work provides an important synthesis of these issues.This revised paperback edition is a fully corrected reprint of the hardback edition.

  • Achieving global cosmetic market access : issues and approaches : regulatory issues, intellectual property
    HD9970.5.C672

  • Cloud Computing : Assessing the Risks
    HF5548.37 .C384 2012

    In this book, three internationally renowned experts use jargon-free language and relevant examples, analogies and diagrams to give an up-to-date, clear and comprehensive guide to the security, governance, risk, and compliance elements of Cloud Computing.


  • Biscuit baking technology : processing and engineering manual / Ian Davidson, Director, Baker Pacific Ltd
    HD9058.B572

    Biscuit Baking Technology, Second Edition, is a reference book for senior managers and staff involved in industrial scale biscuit baking. It covers the biscuit industry process, ingredients, formulations, besides design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of the baking ovens.

    Written by an expert on the biscuit baking industry, the book is a complete manual guide that will help engineering, production and purchasing managers and staff in the biscuit industry to make the best decisions on oven efficiency purchasing.

    Thoroughly explores the engineering of baking, details biscuit baking equipments, oven specifications, installation, operation and maintenance; The second edition expands chapters 1 to 3, detailing basic biscuit process, product range, ingredients and process changes during baking. All the chapters have been reorganized and updated; Provides details of best industry practice for safety, hygiene and maintenance of ovens; Contains explanations of heat transfer and all the types of biscuit oven design with clear pictures and drawings; Gathers all the information on how to select and specify an oven to be purchased for a particular range of biscuits.

  • Emerging technologies for promoting food security : overcoming the world food crisis / edited by Chandra Madramootoo
    HD 9000.5 E447 2016e

    Emerging Technologies for Promoting Food Security: Overcoming the World Food Crisis discusses rising energy prices, increased biofuel use, water scarcity, and the rising world population, all factors that directly affect worldwide food security. The book examines the range of approaches to promoting global food security, including novel and existing agricultural and husbandry techniques for safe and sustainable food production.

    It is divided into three parts beginning with an overview of food security, an analysis of key drivers of food insecurity, and nutrition and food security. Part Two examines emerging technologies for plant and animal food security, with subsequent chapters discussing topics from genetic and aquaculture technologies, pest and disease control, environmental and policy issues affecting food security, and an in-depth analysis of water management and methods to reduce post-harvest losses.

    Provides a comprehensive overview of food security Thoroughly discusses rising energy prices, increased biofuel use, water scarcity, and the rising world population, all factors that directly affect worldwide food security Covers the emerging technologies for plant and animal food security Analyzes the policy issues affecting food security

  • Dietary supplements compendium
    HD 9675 D533U6 2015eb

  • Food system sustainability : insights from duALIne / edited by Catherine Esnouf, INRA, France, Marie Russel, INRA, France, Nicolas Bricas, CIRAD, France
    HD 9000.5 F5995 2013eb

  • Food packaging and food alterations : the user-oriented approach / Salvatore Parisi
    HD9006

    The so-called HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) acronym is well known in the food industry in relation to the management of microbiological, chemical and physical risks. With relation to HACCP risks, packaging materials should be studied and recognised as one of key factors affecting food safety. HACCP studies seem to highlight the role of food productions. On the other hand, detailed information about packaging materials are needed. This lack of information is very evident for Official Inspectors (Hygiene and Preventive Medicine), Veterinary Auditors and Food Operators. Consequently, the role of food packaging is known but its implications are often difficult to be understood.

    The first objective of this title is to provide detailed and comprehensible information about packaging materials. Food Operators and Official Inspectors are not accustomed to understanding similar concepts (chemical and physical properties, marketing, QC failures). Consequently, a descriptive approach will be used to explain the world of packaging materials, differences between various packaging categories/subclasses and regulatory implications (REACH, BRC-IoP, etc.). The second objective is to provide the reader with a detailed selection of food failures and different causes:

    The incorrect design of package materials, or The incorrect storage and use of package materials, or Lack of technical information, or Synergetic effects (packaging & food-related causes).

    Every situation is described and analysed with the aim to provide a reliable diagnosis of the problem (microbial spreading, alteration of shelf-life values, unpleasant appearance, possible safety problems). This volume is intended as a practical guide on food packaging and HACCP implications and a quick reference to Official Safety Inspection bodies, students and researchers from academia and industry.


  • Dietary supplements compendium
    HD 9675 D533U6 2009eb

  • Retailing logistics & fresh food packaging : managing change in the supply chain / Kerstin Gustafsson [and others]
    HD 9000.5 R38 2006
    A useful guide to the changes in modern fresh food supply chains and packaging. Demonstrates how to simplify and reorganize supply chains with global case studies and photographs. The supply of fresh food is transforming as production evolves and consumers demand more. Availability of fresh food is vital to the success of modern retailers. Retailing Logistics and Fresh Food Packaging will help organizations and academics understand the latest changes in the industry.

  • Improving the safety of fresh fruit and vegetables / edited by Wim Jongen
    HD 9240.6 I46 2005eb
    Fresh fruit and vegetables have been identified as a significant source of pathogens and chemical contaminants. As a result, there has been a wealth of research on identifying and controlling hazards at all stages in the supply chain. Improving the safety of fresh fruit and vegetables reviews this research and its implications for food processors.

    Part one reviews the major hazards affecting fruit and vegetables such as pathogens and pesticide residues. Building on this foundation, Part two discusses ways of controlling these hazards through such techniques as HACCP and risk assessment. The final part of the book analyses the range of decontamination and preservation techniques available, from alternatives to hypochlorite washing systems and ozone decontamination to good practice in storage and transport.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Improving the safety of fresh fruit and vegetables is a standard reference for all those involved in fruit and vegetable production and processing. Reviews recent research on controlling hazards at all stages of the supply chain Discusses the implications of this research on food processors Discusses the implications of this research on food processors

  • Food product development / Mary Earle, Richard Earle and Allan Anderson
    HD 9000.5 E27 2001eb

  • SMASH : five things to get and keep your plant at design conditions / Joe Bonem
    HD9650.5

  • Until debt do us part : subnational debt, insolvency, and markets / editors, Otaviano Canuto and Lili Liu
    HJ 8015 U58 2013
    With decentralization and urbanization, the debts of state and local governments and of quasi-public agencies have grown in importance. Rapid urbanization in developing countries requires large-scale infrastructure financing to help absorb influxes of rural populations. Borrowing enables state and local governments to capture the benefits of major capital investments immediately and to finance infrastructure more equitably across multiple generations of service users.With debt comes the risk of insolvency. Subnational debt crises have reoccurred in both developed and developing countries. Restructuring debt and ensuring its sustainability confront moral hazard and fiscal incentives in a multilevel government system; individual subnational governments might free-ride common resources, and public officials at all levels might shift the cost of excessive borrowing to future generations. This book brings together the reform experiences of emerging economies and developed countries. Written by leading practitioners and experts in public finance in the context of multilevel government systems, the book examines the interaction of markets, regulators, subnational borrowers, creditors, national governments, taxpayers, ex-ante rules, and ex-post insolvency systems in the quest for subnational fiscal discipline. Such a quest is intertwined with a country's historical, political, and economic context. The formal legal framework interacts with political reality to influence the dynamics of and incentives for reform. Often, the resolution of a subnational debt crisis unfolds in the context of macroeconomic stabilization and structural reforms. The book includes reforms that have not been covered by previous literature, such as those of China, Colombia, France, Hungary, Mexico, and South Africa. The book also presents a comprehensive review of how the United States developed its debt market for state and local governments, through a series of reforms that are path dependent, including the reforms and lessons learned following state defaults in the 1840s and the debates that shaped the enactment of Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code in 1937. Looking forward, pressures on subnational finance are likely to continue--from the fragility of global recovery, the potentially higher cost of capital, refinancing risks, and sovereign risks. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to know the challenges and reform options in debt restructuring, insolvency frameworks, and public debt market development.

  • Small giants : companies that choose to be great instead of big / Bo Burlingham
    HD 62.7 B835 2005
    How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill -- and focused on greatness instead.

    It's an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like being great at what they do . . . creating a great place to work . . . providing great customer service . . . making great contributions to their communities . . . and finding great ways to lead their lives.

    In  Small Giants , veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside fourteen remarkable companies that have chosen to march to their own drummer. They include Anchor Brewing, the original microbrewer; CitiStorage Inc., the premier independent records-storage business; Clif Bar & Co., maker of organic energy bars and other nutrition foods; Righteous Babe Records, the record company founded by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco; Union Square Hospitality Group, the company of restaurateur Danny Meyer; and Zingerman's Community of Businesses, including the world-famous Zingerman's Deli of Ann Arbor.

    Burlingham shows how the leaders of these small giants recognized the full range of choices they had about the type of company they could create. And he shows how we can all benefit by questioning the usual definitions of business success. In his new afterward, Burlingham reflects on the similarities and learning lessons from the small giants he covers in the book.

  • The SAGE handbook of qualitative business and management research methods / edited by Catherine Cassell, Ann L. Cunliffe and Gina Grandy
    HD 30.4 S235 2018eb

  • The Sage handbook of qualitative data collection / edited by Uwe Flick
    H 62 S35 2018eb

  • Humanizing research : decolonizing qualitative inquiry with youth and communities / editors, Django Paris, Maisha T. Winn
    H 62 H742 2014eb

  • Handbook of feminist research : theory and praxis / Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, editor
    HQ 1180 H35 2012eb

  • Interactive evaluation practice : mastering the interpersonal dynamics of program evaluation / Jean A. King, Laurie Stevahn
    H 61 K5453 2013eb

  • The Sage handbook of interview research : the complexity of the craft / edited by Jaber F. Gubrium [and 3 others]
    H 61.28 H36 2012eb
    The new edition of this landmark volume emphasizes the dynamic, interactional and reflexive dimensions of the research interview. Contributors highlight the myriad dimensions of complexity that are emerging as researchers increasingly frame the interview as a communicative opportunity as much as a data-gathering format. The book begins with the history and conceptual transformations of the interview, which is followed by chapters that discuss the main components of interview practice. Taken together, the contributions to the Handbook encourage readers simultaneously to learn the frameworks and technologies of interviewing and to reflect on the epistemological foundations of the interview craft.

  • The SAGE handbook of child research / edited by Gary B. Melton [and others]
    HQ 767.85 S24 2014eb
    "It is refreshing to see a book such as this which is both broad in its conceptualization of the field of child research and deep in its focus. The volume's editors are paragons of awareness when it comes to the need for interdisciplinary research and theory to illuminate the lives and experience of children" - Professor James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago

  • The Sage encyclopedia of action research / general editors, David Coghlan, Trinity College Dublin, Mary Brydon-Miller, University of Cincinnati
    H 62 S2743 2014eb
    Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields--especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work.

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research.

    To watch a video of editor David Coghlan discuss the importance of this major reference work as well as the implications, challenges and successes of editing The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research, click here: http://youtu.be/P6YqCdZCZCs


  • Critical management research : reflections from the field / edited by Emma Jeanes & Tony Huzzard
    HD 30.4 C75 2014eb

    This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS).

    The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research.

    The book discusses the implications of critical management when:

    Developing research questions Managing research relationships Using various methods of data collection Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis.

    Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.


  • Event history and survival analysis / Paul D. Allison, University of Pennsylvania
    H 61 A575 2014eb

  • International business : competing in the global marketplace / Charles W.L. Hill, G. Tomas M. Hult
    HD 62.4 H55 2019

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings / Patrick A. Gaughan
    HD 2746.5 G38 2018
    The essential M&A primer, updated with the latest research and statistics

    Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings provides a comprehensive look at the field's growth and development, and places M&As in realistic context amidst changing trends, legislation, and global perspectives. All-inclusive coverage merges expert discussion with extensive graphs, research, and case studies to show how M&As can be used successfully, how each form works, and how they are governed by the laws of major countries. Strategies and motives are carefully analyzed alongside legalities each step of the way, and specific techniques are dissected to provide deep insight into real-world operations. This new seventh edition has been revised to improve clarity and approachability, and features the latest research and data to provide the most accurate assessment of the current M&A landscape. Ancillary materials include PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and a test bank to facilitate training and streamline comprehension.

    As the global economy slows, merger and acquisition activity is expected to increase. This book provides an M&A primer for business executives and financial managers seeking a deeper understanding of how corporate restructuring can work for their companies.

    Understand the many forms of M&As, and the laws that govern them Learn the offensive and defensive techniques used during hostile acquisitions Delve into the strategies and motives that inspire M&As Access the latest data, research, and case studies on private equity, ethics, corporate governance, and more

    From large megadeals to various forms of downsizing, a full range of restructuring practices are currently being used to revitalize and supercharge companies around the world. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings is an essential resource for executives needing to quickly get up to date to plan their own company's next moves.


  • Learning interventions for consultants : building the talent that drives business / Manuel London and Thomas Diamante
    HD 58.82 L66 2018eb
    Innovation is one of the key drivers of success in modern business, and continuous learning is what drives innovation. Building on the theory and practice of consulting psychology and the science of learning, along with principles of human resources development, this book articulates a five-step process for designing and delivering effective learning interventions for individual employees, teams, and entire organizations. This process includes conducting a needs analysis, developing a contract that sets reasonable goals and expectations for clients, designing learning methods to meet the organization's needs, implementing the program and tailoring it as needed, and evaluating outcomes to ensure ongoing improvement.

    The book also outlines three distinct types of learning---adaptive, generative, and transformative---that help employees cultivate essential skills and adapt their behaviors to improve job performance and promote organizational change. Guidelines for blending new learning technologies---including games and artificial intelligence---with in-person workshops are also reviewed. Case examples bring these learning methods to life, demonstrating how they are applied in real-world settings.

  • Mutual radicalization : how groups and nations drive each other to extremes / Fathali M. Moghaddam
    HN 49 R33M64 2018eb
    Radicalization has become a serious global problem. Groups and nations are increasingly embroiled in escalating conflicts with one another that are defined by pathological hatred and ideological polarization, with devastating consequences including terrorism and war. Social psychologist Fathali M. Moghaddam calls this process mutual radicalization . In this groundbreaking book, he explores its causes and potential solutions.

    Drawing from well-established psychological principles, Moghaddam presents a dynamic, cyclical three-stage model of mutual radicalization that explains how groups gather under extremist ideologies, establish rigid norms under authoritarian leadership, and develop antagonistic worldviews that exaggerate the threats posed by each other. This process leads to intensifying aggressive actions that can even reach the point of mutual destruction. Moghaddam applies his model to ten real-world case studies of mutual radicalization that focus on three main areas: the conflict between Islamist radicals and extreme nationalists in the West; nations that are mired in longstanding hostilities, including North Korea and South Korea; and the increasingly toxic atmosphere in American politics. Moghaddam also offers practical solutions for achieving deradicalization and highlights historical successes, such as German reunification.

  • The gender affirmative model : an interdisciplinary approach to supporting transgender and gender expansive children / edited by Colt Keo-Meier, Diane Ehrensaft
    HQ 1075 G3715 2018eb

  • Gender-typing of children's toys : how early play experiences impact development / edited by Erica S. Weisgram and Lisa M. Dinella
    HQ 772 G37 2018eb
    What is the difference between ""boy toys"" and ""girl toys?""

    What social, cognitive, and biological factors influence the design and marketing of gender-typed toys, and children's interest in such toys?

    What are the long term implications of gendered toy play, for children's development and later adult roles?

    In this volume, scholars in developmental psychology, education, and neuroscience examine the fascinating intersection of gender and child play.

    Contributors consider the innumerable ways in which toys today are gender-typed, alongside the expression of gender preferences in early childhood. As research shows, children who play with different kinds of toys reap different cognitive, emotional, and social benefits.

    Toys teach children various skills, including lessons about how they should or should not behave. Gender-typed play, therefore, both reflects and codifies gender stereotypes and constrains children's later social roles.

    With theoretically and empirically-based play interventions, as well as ongoing campaigns aimed at raising public awareness, this volume offers a clear blueprint for how researchers, clinicians, parents and activists can help reduce gender stereotypes and help children grow up to become the people they want to be.

  • The big short : inside the doomsday machine / Michael Lewis
    HC 106.83 L5 2010
    When the crash of the U. S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine, and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.

    The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 best-selling Liar's Poker. Who got it right? he asks. Who saw the real estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely--really unlikely--heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.

  • La participation civique et politique des femmes de culture musulmane en Europe / Danièle Joly et Khursheed Wadia ; traduit de l'anglais par Mathilde Unger et Nicolas Jara-Joly
    HQ 1170 J67 2017eb

  • Penser le politique à l'heure de l'éclatement des repères et de la menace de nouvelles servitudes / sous la direction de Louis-André Richard
    HN 18.3 P418 2017eb

  • Travail et subjectivité : perspectives critiques / sous la direction de Daniel Mercure et Marie-Pierre Bourdages-Sylvain
    HD 6955 T779 2017eb

  • Stormy seas : stories of young boat refugees / Mary Beth Leatherdale ; Eleanor Shakespeare, illustrator
    HV 640 L355 2017eb

  • Snacks : a Canadian food history / Janis Thiessen
    HD 9219 C32T45 2017eb
    "Snacks" is a history of Canadian snack foods, of the independent producers and workers who make them, and of the consumers who can't put them down. Janis Thiessen profiles several iconic Canadian snack food companies, including Old Dutch Potato Chips, Hawkins Cheezies, and chocolate maker Ganong. These companies have developed in distinctive ways, reflecting the unique stories of their founders and their intense connection to specific locations. These stories of salty or sweet confections also reveal a history that is at odds with popular notions of "junk food." Through extensive oral history and archival research, Thiessen uncovers the roots of our deep loyalties to different snack foods, what it means to be an independent snack food producer, and the often-quirky ways snacks have been created and marketed.Clearly written, extensively illustrated, and lavish with detail about some of Canadians' favorite snacks, this is a lively and entertaining look at food and labour history.

  • Prévenir / sous la direction de Michel Dorais ; en collaboration avec Patrice Corriveau, Mathieu-Joël Gervais, Gabriel Girard, Stéphane Leman-Langlois, Bastien Quirion, Cécile Rousseau
    HV 41 P67 2017eb

  • Théories et modèles d'intervention en service social des groupes / sous la direction de Valérie Roy et Jocelyn Lindsay
    HV 45 T475 2017eb

  • Toward equity and inclusion in Canadian cities : lessons from critical praxis-oriented research / edited by Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen, and Caroline Andrew
    HT 127 T65 2017eb

  • Never rest on your ores : building a mining company, one stone at a time / Norman B. Keevil
    HD 9506 C24T43 2017eb

  • Remembering Air India : the art of public mourning / Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean & Angela Failler, editors
    HV 6433 C3R44 2017eb
    On June 23, 1985, the bombing of Air India Flight 182 killed 329 people, most of them Canadians. Today this pivotal event in Canada's history is hazily remembered, yet certain interests have shaped how the tragedy is woven into public memory, and even exploited to advance a strategic national narrative. Remembering Air India insists that we "remember Air India otherwise." This collection investigates the Air India bombing and its implications for current debates about racism, terrorism, and citizenship. Drawing together academic analysis, testimony, visual arts, and creative writing, this innovative volume tenders a new public record of the bombing, one that shows how important creative responses are for deepening our understanding of the event and its aftermath.Contributions by: Cassel Busse, Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean, Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Angela Failler, Teresa Hubel, Suvir Kaul, Elan Marchinko, Eisha Marjara, Bharati Mukherjee, Lata Pada, Uma Parameswaran, Sherene H. Razack, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Maya Seshia, Karen Sharma, Deon Venter, Padma Viswanathan

  • Gilles Paquet : homo hereticus / edited by Caroline Andrew, Ruth Hubbard and Jeffrey Roy
    H 59 P37G45 2009eb

    This volume explores and contextualizes the contributions of Gilles Paquet as a social scientist. A quintessential public intellectual, Gilles Paquet's long and multifaceted career has shown him to be a thinker of significant power and creativity. This self-described "homo hereticus"--always critical and sometimes controversial--has influenced scholars and policy makers in Canada and around the globe. The contributors reveal how his assessments of economics, politics, public administration, and education have stirred their minds and helped them make sense of the world around them. The volume also provides comments on Paquet's vision of governance, touching on concepts of which he has made extensive use: meso-analysis, social learning, and moral contracts.

    Cet ouvrage examine et remet en contexte les travaux de Gilles Paquet, #65533;conomiste et historien qui tout au long de sa carri#65533;re a #65533;t#65533; un intellectuel public et un penseur d'une remarquable cr#65533;ativit#65533;. Celui qui se d#65533;crit lui-m#65533;me comme un #65533; homo hereticus #65533; -- esprit critique ne craignant pas la controverse -- a exerc#65533; une grande influence dans les milieux universitaires et dans le monde des d#65533;cideurs au Canada et ailleurs. Les auteurs montrent comment ses #65533;crits et ses commentaires sur l'#65533;conomie, la politique, l'administration publique et l'#65533;ducation les ont aid#65533;s #65533; mieux comprendre le monde qui les entoure. Cet ouvrage pr#65533;sente notamment certaines des r#65533;actions par rapport #65533; sa conception de la gouvernance et #65533; son usage de concepts tels la m#65533;so-analyse, l'apprentissage social et le contrat moral.


  • Carnets d'une féministe rabat-joie : essais sur la vie quotidienne / Erin Wunker ; traduction, Madeleine Stratford
    HQ 1190 W8514 2018eb

  • Délinquance et innovation / sous la direction de David Décary-Hétu et Maxime Bérubé
    HV 6030 D44 2018eb

  • Vieillissement et aménagement : perspectives plurielles / sous la direction de Sébastien Lord et Denise Piché
    HT 395 C32Q8 2018eb

  • Le Québec par ses enfants : une sociologie historique (1850-1950) / André Turmel
    HQ 792 C32T87 2017eb

  • Intervenir auprès de groupes sectaires ou de communautés fermées : s'outiller pour protéger les enfants / Lorraine Derocher ; préface de Delphine Collin-Vézina ; avec la collaboration de Delphine Collin-Vézina, Mélanie Doucet, Jacques Dumais
    HV 713 D472 2018eb

  • L'analyse des pratiques professionnelles dans les métiers relationnels : perspectives plurielles / sous la direction de Anderson Araújo-Oliveira, Isabelle Chouinard et Glorya Pellerin
    HV 11 A52 2018eb

  • Perspectives internationales sur la gestation pour autrui : expériences des personnes concernées et contextes d'action / sous la direction de Isabel Côté, Kévin Lavoie, Jérôme Courduriès
    HQ 759.5 P47 2018eb

  • Développement durable : une communication qui se démarque / sous la direction de Solange Tremblay, Nicole D'Almeida et Thierry Libaert
    HC 79 E5D482 2018eb

  • Leaders du monde communautaire / sous la direction de Cyrille Sardais et Chantale Mailhot
    HM 781 L42 2018eb

  • Hard to do : the surprising, feminist history of breaking up / Kelli María Korducki
    HQ 801 K66 2018eb

    Whatever the underlying motives -- be they love, financial security, or mere masochism -- the fact is that getting involved in a romantic partnership is emotionally, morally, and even politically fraught.

    In Hard To Do , Kelli María Korducki turns a Marxist lens on the relatively short history of romantic partnership, tracing how the socio-economic dynamics between men and women have transformed the ways women conceive of domestic partnership. With perceptive, reported insights on the ways marriage and divorce are legislated, the rituals of twentieth-century courtship, and contemporary practices for calling it off, Korducki reveals that, for all women, choosing to end a relationship is a radical action with very limited cultural precedent.


  • Innommables, inclassables, ingouvernables : aux frontières du social / sous la direction de Shirley Roy, Dahlia Namian et Carolyne Grimard
    HN 18.3 I56 2018eb
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