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Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 31, 2017)

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...


Chinese Culture in a Cross-Cultural Comparison

by Michael B. Hinner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

Chinese culture has a very long and extraordinary tradition. With China’s rapid economic growth and a population of more than one billion people, China has become a very important market for many companies....


Creating Public Trust

by Barbara Kozuch & Zbyslaw Dobrowolski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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,...


Value Creation of Corporate Restructuring

by Ulrich Erxleben Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The study offers a contribution to the debate about shareholder wealth creation following corporate restructuring transactions. Including market cycle and industry factors, it provides an analysis of merger...


Microeconomic Impacts of Institutional Change in Vietnam’s Northern Uplands

by Camille Saint-Macary Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

The Doi Moi reforms initiated in Vietnam in 1986 to lead the transition from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy have entailed deep institutional transformations. At the national level, achievements...


Videography

by Hubert Knoblauch, René Tuma & Bernt Schnettler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This book provides an overview of the current state of video analysis, including the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field. It covers various methodological approaches. The authors address practical...


EDLP versus Hi-Lo Pricing Strategies in Retailing

by Sabine El Husseini Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

Retail pricing strategy is seen as one of the priorities in retail management. There exist two main pricing strategies in retailing: the Every Day Low Price (EDLP) strategy and the High-Low (Hi-Lo) pricing strategy....


Legal Professions at the Crossroads

by Dariusz Jemielniak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

The book collects research-driven chapters from different disciplines: anthropology, sociology, management, and law. It addresses the issues of legal and administrative professionals’ identity, ethics, and...


Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies

by Christian Friebe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2014)

By analysing the context of emerging and developing countries, the author explores the private sector perspective on renewable energy diffusion. The evaluation of two technology case studies, namely wind farms...


Contemporary Research in Sports Economics

by Oliver Budzinski & Arne Feddersen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Sales Coaching by Benedict

by Karl Herndl Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

The starting point for this book was the author’s experience that much of what happens in sales happens randomly and incidentally. While searching for a proven structure he discovered the Rule of St Benedict,...


Price Elasticity

by Evelyn Friedel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Commercial Integration between the European Union and Mexico

by Gerhard Niedrist Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The economic integration between the European Union and Mexico is of strategic significance to both parts. The EU is Mexico’s second most important trading partner and an integral piece in the diversification...


China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme

by Dan Liu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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 Wissen (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...


Journalism in Change

by Gunnar Nygren & Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 24, 2015)

Media developments change journalism all over the world. But are the changes the same in different media systems? How is professionalization influenced by the constant growth of a network society and social...


Agriculture and Food in the 21 st  Century

by Monika Hartmann & Joachim Hesse Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

This Festschrift in honour of Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. P. Michael Schmitz covers theoretical as well as empirical works on challenges prevailing in the food and agricultural sector. Discussions of conflicts between...


Rural Poverty Determinants in the Remote Rural Areas of Kyrgyzstan

by Kanat Tilekeyev Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

This book is a study about rural poverty in the remote rural area of Kyrgyzstan. It analyses the linkage of poverty with the limits of production frontier efficiency of the rural households in the selected area....


Graphical User Interface Prototyping for Distributed Requirements Engineering

by Sven Scheibmayr Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Finding and understanding the right requirements is essential for every software project. This book deals with the challenge to improve requirements engineering in distributed software projects. The use of graphical...


Kazakhstan’s Emerging Economy

by Roman Vakulchuk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Kazakhstan has become a successful market reformer under the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. But what type of a market economy has emerged in the country since 1991? This book focuses on Kazakhstan’s...


Implementing Activation Policies

by Sebastian Künzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

Continental Europe’s welfare states have recently initiated a shift from passive policies towards goals of an activation of the unemployed. Their aim is to organise more individualised approaches and to provide...


The United States as a Divided Nation

by Marcin Grabowski, Krystof Kozák & György Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 25, 2014)

Is the U.S. as a country still capable of finding common ground and effective policy responses in the 21st century, or are the dividing lines within U.S. society actually becoming too deep and too wide to bridge,...


Exploring the Organizational Impact of Software-as-a-Service on Software Vendors

by Sebastian Stuckenberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Software-as-a-Service has gained momentum as a software delivery and pricing model within the software industry. Existing practices of software vendors are challenged by a potential paradigm shift. This book...


Hopes and Anxieties in Europe

by Pawel B. Sztabinski, Henryk Domanski & Franciszek Sztabinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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,...


Tax Management and Tax Evasion

by Konrad Raczkowski & Lukasz Sulkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

Tax management and tax evasion represent an intrinsic element of economic turnover, an area of interest both to the institutional and to the real spheres of national economy. These problems, beyond any doubt,...


Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya

by Beatrice Wambui Muriithi Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...


Challenges to Representative Democracy

by Robert Wiszniowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this...


The Economics of International Environmental Cooperation

by Tomasz Zylicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 20, 2015)

The Economics of International Environmental Cooperation looks at environmental issues calling for international cooperation, such as river management, transboundary air pollution and climate. It analyses methods...


Politicizing Consumer Choice

by Christian Gunkel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Islam and «Scientific» Economics

by Hasan Gürak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

In an Islamic society, it is ethics that dominates and determines all behavior, including economic behavior. The Holy Koran emerges as the main source of all economic behavior and practices which are subject...


Cost Accounting in Anglophone Subsidiaries

by Moritz Schröder Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

Cost accounting in Anglophone countries is in general less detailed than German cost accounting. Such cross-national differences imply a tension for Anglophone multinationals operating in Germany. These firms...


Liberalization of Transportation Services in the EU: the Polish Perspective

by Andrzej Cieslik & Jan Jakub Michalek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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 Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Democratic Audit of Poland 2014

by Michal Wenzel, Marta Zerkowska-Balas, Radoslaw Markowski & Michal Kotnarowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

The book is a study of the state of the Polish democracy and focuses on the years 2012 and 2013. It explores available documents and statistical data, offers a collection of experts' judgments, and analyses...


Identity Strategies for the Personal Development of Managerial Elites in Romania

by Florentina Scarneci-Domnisoru Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 03, 2014)

The book explains managerial performance through self-identity aspects. It proposes identity instruments for the evaluation, prognosis and growth of managerial performance. A qualitative study was performed...


Privatising Capital

by Gavin Rae Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

Privatising Capital examines the historical development of Poland’s public sector and its welfare state. Their infrastructure, services and employees add up to a form of public capital, upon which the vast...


Local Government Institutionalization in Hungary

by Gábor Soós Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 31, 2015)

Why are local political organizations enduring in certain municipalities and ephemeral in others? This book explores the systematic factors that influence the level of Local Party Institutionalization (LPI)....


The Civil Service in Poland

by Jolanta Itrich-Drabarek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 14, 2015)

The book analyzes the theoretical and practical aspects of civil service in Polish public administration and discusses it in a European context. While civil service is explored from a comparative, historical...


European Reformism, Nazism and Traditionalism

by Osamu Yanagisawa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Assessment of Pesticide Use Reduction Strategies for Thai Highland Agriculture

by Christian Grovermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

This study combines econometrics and agent-based modelling to evaluate the impacts of a range of pesticide use reduction strategies in the context of Thai highland agriculture. Pesticide productivity and pesticide...


Economy in Romania and the Need for Optimization of Agricultural Production Structures

by Jean Vasile Andrei & Gheorghe H. Popescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Agriculture represents a basic economic sector for Romanian economy with major implication on a large part of inland population. The accession to the EU has imposed major changes to the Romanian agricultural...


Modeling Fiscal Policy in the European Union

by Konrad Walczyk, Robert Kruszewski & Janusz Kudla Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

The book discusses optimal fiscal policy for an internationally integrating economy when public borrowing is constrained. Various innovations have been introduced: the agglomeration effect, the fiscal solvency...


The Trademark Paradox

by Catherine Manley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2015)

Trademarks play a fundamental role in our everyday lives as consumers, helping us to quickly choose the products we like and avoid those that we don’t. Trademarks are also essential elements in a competitive...


Applications of ICT in Social Sciences

by Biljana Mileva Boshkoska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

In social sciences the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is an ever growing phenomenon. Emanating from the need of knowledge about society and economy, we are constantly striving to create...


Towards Solving the Social Science Challenges with Computing Methods

by Biljana Mileva Boshkoska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary field where social science questions are investigated with modern computational tools. The book provides insight into different social problems and calls...


Economic Growth and Development

by Hasan Gürak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

Mainstream economic theories today are logical, consistent and even explanatory in many ways, when their relevance is tested in real economic situations, they often fail to correctly explain normal economic...


Movers and Stayers: Social Mobility, Migration and Skills

by Izabela Grabowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 10, 2016)

The author examines social mobility in the enlarged EU by analysing the work sequences of 1865 movers and stayers in Poland. Using indicators of upward and downward social mobility, she explores the role of...


Full IFRS and IFRS for SMEs Adoption by Private Firms

by Maximilian Saucke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The issuance of the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) in July 2009 has mixed up the bipolar financial reporting landscape between Local Generally...


Multilateralism in Global Governance

by Assel Tutumlu & Gaye Güngör Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

The aim of this edited volume is to bring back multilateralism in global governance research by going beyond the state-centric and formal models of multilateralism of the 1990s and deeper into the informal private...