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Globalising Japanese Organisational Culture

Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social interactions in everyday workplace practices at a subsidiary of an elite, Japanese consumer electronics multinational in France, this book intim...

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Hedges On Hedge Funds: How To Successfully Analyze And Select An Investment

Hedge funds are among today's fastest-growing investment opportunities. With an estimated 7,500-plus hedge funds worldwide, ever-increasing numbers of investors are profiting from the proven hedge fund advantage. We say estimated because, along with being one of the hottest investments around, hedge funds are also among the most secretive. Forbidden by law from engaging in any form of public solicitation for new clients, hedge funds ...

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The Silo Effect: The Peril Of Expertise And The Promise Of Breaking Down Barriers

rarely have I read a book as thought provoking as Gillian Tett, The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers. “Silo” is a buzzword for those of us who work in peacebuilding or just about any other public policy issue, the political versions of these agricultural structures are a constant and frustrating obstacle for those of us working for deep and lasting social change. Tett’s book is particularl...