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Creating Public Trust

by Barbara Kozuch & Zbyslaw Dobrowolski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2014)

The aim of this book is to outline an organisational perspective in exploring public trust. A public management model, adopted for ongoing considerations, covers both changes in public organisations themselves,...


Contemporary Research in Sports Economics

by Oliver Budzinski & Arne Feddersen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 08, 2014)

This volume comprises scientific contributions in the context of the 5th annual conference of the European Association of Sports Economics (ESEA), which took place in September 2013 in Esbjerg, Denmark. It contains...


Price Elasticity

by Evelyn Friedel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2014)

Price is a fundamental profit driver. It is by far the most sensitive profit lever that managers can influence. Very small price changes translate into enormous changes in profit. Price elasticity indicates...


China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme

by Dan Liu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

The New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) was implemented in 2003 in response to the poor state of health care in rural China. It holds the primary objective of insuring rural residents against catastrophic...


School Effectiveness in China

by Pai Peng Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 05, 2014)

This book is a valuable attempt to address the issue of school effectiveness in mainland China. The author applies multi-level modeling and longitudinal student achievement and survey data to evaluate school...


Hopes and Anxieties in Europe

by Pawel B. Sztabinski, Franciszek Sztabinski & Henryk Domanski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 07, 2015)

The present collection of articles is based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and analyses the changes in European societies. The first part of the volume is devoted to relations between legitimization,...


Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya

by Beatrice Wambui Muriithi Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 20, 2014)

This study assesses income and poverty effects of vegetable commercialization in Kenya with a special focus on gender issues and evaluates the performance of institutional arrangements that link small producers...


Politicizing Consumer Choice

by Christian Gunkel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 23, 2014)

This book investigates various forms of political and ethical consumerism in the United States and delivers a comprehensive conceptualization of the consumer’s role in the marketplace. Both aspects, the potential...


Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU: the Polish Perspective

by Andrzej Cieslik & Jan Jakub Michalek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

Poland’s accession to the EU in 2004 created new challenges and opportunities for its transport service firms operating within the framework of the EU Single Market. This book evaluates the market structure...


Volatility as an Asset Class

by Juliusz Jablecki, Ryszard Kokoszczynski, Pawel Sakowski & Robert Slepaczuk et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2015)

Volatility derivatives are an important group of financial instruments and their list is much longer than volatility index futures and options. This book reviews methods used for measurement, estimation and...


European Reformism, Nazism and Traditionalism

by Osamu Yanagisawa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

This study analyses the economic thought in Japan in the critical period from 1930 to 1945. It pays particular attention to how the contemporary Japanese received European and American ideas about the transformation...


Successful Television Management: the Hybrid Approach

by Suzana Žilic Fišer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

This book explores a hybrid model of broadcasting and takes a close look at public TV broadcasting operating in a market-driven environment. While media and media institutions play an important role in democratic...


E-Mobility and Related Clean Technologies from an Empirical Corporate Finance Perspective

by Christian Babl Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

The book deals with the use of clean technologies and in particular of electronic mobility from the perspective of the empirical capital market. The author sheds light on the developments of economic research...


Pharma M&A versus alliances and its underlying value drivers

by Heiko Schön Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 25, 2015)

From a capital market perspective, the author analyzes Merger and Acquisitions transactions (M&A) and in-licensings in the pharmaceutical industry between 1998 and 2012. Utilizing the event study methodology,...


Studies in the Methodology of Science

by Igor Hanzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 27, 2015)

The book discusses methodological issues relating to the philosophy of science and the natural and social sciences. It reconstructs the methods of measurement and scientific explanation, the relation of data,...


Trust, Morality, and Markets

by Yuri Veselov, Mikhail Sinyutin & Elena Kapustkina Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2015)

The spread of contemporary globalized capitalism wrought by the new patterns of industrialization, marketization, and consumerization shapes Russia’s recent historical path and developmental possibilities....


Further Training for Older Workers: A Solution for an Ageing Labour Force?

by Hilal Zboralski-Avidan Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2015)

Due to changes in retirement and employment policies the participation of older workers in the German labour force has been increasing in the recent decade. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP),...


Consequences of Informal Autonomy

by Alexander Libman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 24, 2016)

The book is the first to provide a systematic overview of the interplay of formal and informal institutions as elements of the Russian federalism from the early 1990s to the mid-2010s. It discusses the crucial...


China’s Economic Engagement in Africa

by Sezgi Cemiloglu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

This book analyzes the growing influence of China in Angola. The author answers the question how and in what extent China has gained influence over the economic development of Angola since the end of the civil...


Sustainability and Welfare Policy in European Market Economies

by George Chobanov & Jürgen Plöhn Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 16, 2017)

The articles in this volume are selected from the contributions to two international conferences. Authors and teams tackle general economic approaches and developments with respect to new concepts for the production...


Teaching Business Culture in the Italian Context

by Peter Cullen & Maria Elisa Montironi Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 08, 2016)

Italy often suffers from its cultural heritage. Certain themes have passed into stereotype and popular consumption, while others have been overlooked. This volume discusses teaching choices and topics on the...


Institutions of Hanseatic Trade

by Ulf Christian Ewert & Stephan Selzer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 15, 2016)

The merchants of the medieval Hanse monopolised trade in the Baltic and North Sea areas. The authors describe the structure of their trade system in terms of network organisation and attempts to explain, on...