Category: humanities & Economics

The Family Office: A Practical Guide to Strategically and Operationally Managing Family Wealth

The Family Office: A Practical Guide to Strategically and Operationally Managing Family Wealth The book offers crucial advice in helping entrepreneurs and their families find or found a family office that fits their goals. The authors survey the key considerations in this process, including: What are the different models for family offices, and what are

Pierre Werner and Europe: The Family Archives Behind the Werner Report

Pierre Werner and Europe: The Family Archives Behind the Werner Report This book- which features a foreword by Jean-Claude Juncker and Preface by Professor Harold James- examines  the European vocation and achievements of Pierre Werner (1913–2002), former Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, unanimously recognized as one of the architects of Economic

Time Series Econometrics: Learning Through Replication

Time Series Econometrics: Learning Through Replication In this book, the author rejects the theorem-proof approach as much as possible, and emphasize the practical application of econometrics. They show with examples how to calculate and interpret the numerical results. This book begins with students estimating simple univariate models, in a step by step fashion, using the

Sustainable Consumption, Promise or Myth Case Studies from the Field

Sustainable Consumption, Promise or Myth? Case Studies from the Field This book brings together a number of recent case studies from the broad field of sustainable consumption. As they evaluate the promises, myths, and critiques of sustainable consumption, these essays can also be categorized into a range of different societal perspectives, from the individual to

In Defense of Farmers: The Future of Agriculture in the Shadow of Corporate Power

In Defense of Farmers: The Future of Agriculture in the Shadow of Corporate Power Industrial agriculture is generally characterized as either the salvation of a growing, hungry, global population or as socially and environmentally irresponsible. Despite elements of truth in this polarization, it fails to focus on the particular vulnerabilities and potentials of industrial agriculture.

Encountering Entrepreneurs 1st Edition

Encountering Entrepreneurs 1st Edition This book shows the daily life of businessmen in a particularly productive area of Northern Italy, Lombardy. It provides insights into their business, entrepreneurialism, and of them as individuals, allowing the reader to immerse themselves in these businessmens world, full of plans, ideas, hopes, and failures in the struggle to survive during

The Sustainability of Renewable Energy in Europe

The Sustainability of Renewable Energy in Europe This book demonstrates that the much-needed global shift in energy production and use must happen at a territorial level in order to be truly successful and sustainable. This book enables regional implementation efforts by connecting broad EU environmental policies with plans for action at the territorial level, analysing

Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes: Energy and Ecological Perspectives

Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes: Energy and Ecological Perspectives This monograph presents a reliable methodology for characterising the energy and eco-efficiency of unit manufacturing processes. The Specific Energy Consumption, SEC, will be identified as the key indicator for the energy efficiency of unit processes. An empirical approach will be validated on different machine tools and manufacturing processes