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From Farmer to World Leader - Delfingen

by Claudine Le Tourneur d'Ison Maxima (October 09, 2014)

The story of Delfingen is not only the story of Bernard Streit who remarkably developed the company but it also closely relates to the astonishing path of the Streit family, men and women of sturdy character,...


Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

by Daniel Schulman Grand Central Publishing (May 20, 2014)

Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now.

Not long after the death...


Money for Nothing

by John Gillespie & David Zweig Free Press (January 12, 2010)

A Bank of America director questioned the CEO's $76 million pay package in a year when the bank was laying off 12,600 workers and found herself dropped from the board without notice a few months later.

According...


Corporate Culture and Performance

by John P. Kotter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance,...


The Real Pepsi Challenge

by Stephanie Capparell Free Press (January 09, 2007)

In America's long march toward racial equality, small acts of courage by men and women whose names we don't recall have contributed mightily to our nation's struggle to achieve its own ideals. This moving book...


Corporation Nation

by Robert E. Wright University of Pennsylvania Press (November 20, 2013)

Drawing on legal and economic history, Robert E. Wright traces the development of corporate institutions in America, connecting today's financial failures to weakened internal corporate regulation.


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

by Brad Stone Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content...


The Firm

by Duff McDonald Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)

The story of McKinsey & Co., America’s most influential and controversial business consulting firm, “an up-to-date, full-blown history, told with wit and clarity” (The Wall Street Journal).

If you want...


Ugly Beauty

by Ruth Brandon HarperCollins (February 01, 2011)

From acclaimed novelist and cultural historian Ruth Brandon comes a captivating dual biography of the legendary founders of the cosmetics industry, Helena Rubinstein and Eugène Schueller, creator of L’Oréal....


The House of Harper: The Making of a Modern Publisher

by Eugene Exman HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

An updated edition of this definitive history of Harper—a fascinating look into the history of American letters from the unique perspective of one of the country’s most distinguished and enduring publishers—now...


The Chasm Companion

by Paul Wiefels HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In The Chasm Companion, The Chasm Group's Paul Wiefels presents readers with a new analysis of the ideas introduced in bestselling author Geoffrey Moore's classic books, Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado,...


Fools Rush In

by Nina Munk HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Every era has its merger; every era has its story. For the New Media age it was an even bigger disaster: the AOL-Time Warner deal.

At the time AOL and Time Warner were considered a matchless combination of old...


Amazon.com

by Robert Spector HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In Amazon.com Jeff Bezos built something the world had never seen. He created the most recognized brand name on the Internet, became for a time one of the richest men in the world, and was crowned "the king...


Dot.Con

by John Cassidy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Internet stock bubble wasn't just about goggle-eyed day traderstrying to get rich on the Nasdaq and goateed twenty-five-year-olds playing wannabe Bill Gates. It was also about an America that believed it...


What Caused the Financial Crisis

by Jeffrey Friedman & Richard A. Posner University of Pennsylvania Press (June 06, 2011)

Featuring essays by Nobel laureate economists and an afterword by Richard Posner, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the collapse of the global financial sector in 2008. It will be essential reading...


A Million Little Bricks

by Sarah Herman Skyhorse (September 26, 2012)

Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven’t been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right...


The Quotable Billionaire

by Steven D. Price Skyhorse (February 12, 2011)

What the super-rich and others have to say about money in these pages is sometimes enlightening, sometimes profound, often entertaining, and always revealing. Topics include wealth (“If you can actually count...


Rebuilding the Brand

by Clyde Fessler Allworth (October 08, 2013)

In the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson was on the verge of bankruptcy. In the general public's opinion, quality was substandard—of both motorcycles and riders. Harleys leaked oil and were often broken down. Riders...


Machiavelli on Business

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

Business Lessons from the Renaissance Master of Gaining and Maintaining Power

Generally considered the father of modern political science—and political ethics in particular—Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli...


The Big Book of Business Quotations

by Johnnie L. Roberts Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

A quotable reference for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of business or starting their own.

More than one million people in the United States take the necessary steps to enroll in master’s of...


Oil, Power, and War

by Matthieu Auzanneau & Richard Heinberg Chelsea Green Publishing (November 06, 2018)

In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances...


Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

by Linda Carlson University of Washington Press (October 23, 2017)

�Company town.� The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores of paternalistic...


The Story of Nationsbank

by Howard E. Covington Jr. & Marion A. Ellis University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Librar (June 15, 2018)

Charlotte-based NationsBank, formerly named NCNB, became one of the nation's leading financial powers following its acquisition in 1988 of First Republic Bank of Texas and its merger in 1991 with Atlanta-based...


Winner Takes All

by Christina Binkley Hachette Books (November 06, 2018)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and culture critic Christina Binkley comes an updated revision of her New York Times bestselling account of sex, drugs, and the rise of Las Vegas. With a new prologue on...


The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

by Nannie M. Tilley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this corporate history of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Nannie M. Tilley recounts the story of Richard Joshua Reynolds and the vast R. J. Reynolds tobacco complex with precision and drama.

Reynolds's...


Showbiz, and More

by Allan Boone's Wargon Pied Piper Books (February 21, 2013)

This novella, poetry and these short stories cover the entire range of human emotion.

The novella, Showbiz, tells the story of an unusual man's great achievements and reach for an ideal, only to have everything...


Leadership at Scale

Powering a City

by Catherine Nixon Cooke, Char Miller & Bill Greehey Maverick Books (November 30, 2017)

At the center of San Antonio’s growth from a small pioneering town to a major western metropolis sits CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy utility in the United States and an innovator in harnessing,...


Google, Making Information Accessible

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Find out how Google became the most visited site in the world just 50 minutes!

Google is one of the world’s most valuable brands, and currently has billions of users worldwide. From humble beginnings in the...


Apple and the Digital Revolution

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Find out how Apple dominates the tech sector in just 50 minutes!

Apple is one of the world’s most recognisable and desirable brands, with an immense and devoted fan base. It has stood at the forefront of the...


European corporate cultures challenged by a new world

by Yves Barou Éditions des îlots de résistance (November 20, 2017)

Talking about culture in France... Art, literature, theater and the like immediately come to mind, without really lingering over the fundamental role culture plays as a constituent element of the societal link....


My Father's Business

by Cal Turner & Rob Simbeck Center Street (May 15, 2018)

The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape.

Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal...


Wikipedia, The Free Collaborative Encyclopaedia

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 02, 2017)

Find out how Wikipedia became an internet giant in just 50 minutes!

With over 40 million articles in almost 300 languages and dialects, Wikipedia is the largest and most influential encyclopaedia in the world....


Spotify, Music for Everyone

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 02, 2017)

Find out how Spotify changed the way we listen to music in just 50 minutes!

Spotify is a music streaming service which was launched in 2008. Its freemium business model, which allows users to choose between listening...


Groupon, The Online Discount Phenomenon

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 02, 2017)

Find out how Groupon exploded around the world in just 50 minutes!

The online deal marketplace Groupon was founded in 2008 in response to ordinary citizens’ declining buying power during the global economic...


TripAdvisor: The Online Travel Community

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 02, 2017)

Find out how TripAdvisor revolutionised tourism in just 50 minutes!

TripAdvisor has become one of the world’s most popular websites, with millions of travellers visiting it every month to leave reviews, hunt...


YouTube, The Home of Vlogging

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (November 02, 2017)

Find out how YouTube made video content accessible to all in just 50 minutes!

YouTube is a video sharing platform which was launched in 2005. Although it was originally developed as a simple video sharing platform,...


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...


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...


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...


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

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


Ownership Structure and Corporate Performance

by Katinka Wölfer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

The book sheds new light on the relation between equity ownership and corporate performance. Empirical studies presented in this book are based on a large panel data set and model the impact of concentrated...


Addressing Barriers to Low-Carbon Innovation

by Friedemann Polzin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2015)

The author analyses how finance flows can be guided towards low-carbon value generation and growth. He investigates the arrangements between actors in the innovation system and policy measures such as technology...


Bank mergers and acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region

by Sascha Kolaric Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 13, 2015)

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the shareholder wealth effects of the financial sector consolidation in the Asia-Pacific region and its impact on the acquirer’s cost of debt. By not only examining...


Data Envelopment Analysis: From Normative to Descriptive Performance Evaluation

by Nadia Vazquez Novoa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 21, 2017)

The question of modern performance evaluation has been extensively discussed in the literature, leading to a call for models including non-optimizing behaviors of decision makers and non-financial performance...


Extended Performance Evaluation Based on DEA

by Ludmila Neumann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2017)

This study introduces new methodological developments of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that satisfy the demands of business practice and provide a multidimensional point of view on the evaluation of organizational...


Sustainability and Welfare Policy in European Market Economies

by George Chobanov & Jürgen Plöhn Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Financial Reporting Quality in Emerging Economies

by Gregor Hagemann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 22, 2016)

Contrary to their increasingly important role in the global economy, little is known so far about the financial reporting practices in emerging economies. This study therefore analyses the financial reporting...


Gender Equality and Quality of Life

by Marta Warat, Ewa Krzaklewska, Anna Ratecka & Krystyna Slany Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 11, 2017)

This book engages with a critical perspective on gender equality and quality of life. It provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical and methodological frameworks for exploring both concepts which is complemented...