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Books about the future of the Service Industry / Trade

. Books about the future of the Service Industry / Trade


Asia's New Crisis: Renewal Through Total Ethical Management
by Frank-Jurgen Richter, Pamela C. M. Mar. Foreword by Klaus Schwab


This book is a timely and much-needed attempt to provide a new, unique, and non-condescending framework for recreating an ethical dimension to Asian business. This should be required reading for all Asian business school students in the hope that history will not repeat itself? - Ho Kwong Ping, Chairman, Wah Chang International Corporation Pte Ltd

Everyone has something worthwhile to say about ethics. The difficulty is that words are not deeds. And words are rarely converted into action unless they are proselytized with zeal, carried with passion, sustained by conviction and fortified by faith. This groundbreaking work skillfully edited by Frank-Jürgen Richter and Pamela C.M. Mar provides compelling motivation to live a life that is formed by truth and gripped by integrity. - Dr. Y.Y. Wong, Founder and Chairman, The Wyuy Capital Group

This is a timely volume. Its broad sweep reveals an entire region coping with an ethical void, one which has deepened since the Asian financial crisis. What sets this book apart is its vision for the way forward. The book brings together highly respected thinkers and public figures from throughout the region, energizing the discussion on the role of ethics in society and providing a sound basis for a new consensus. - David KP Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Bank of East Asia Ltd

A stunning array of contributors only the World Economic Forum could pull together. Their case is powerful: without TEM (Total Ethics Management), you cannot grow. The time has now come to shift your attention from TQM (Total Quality Management) to TEM to tame Corporation. - Tomohiko Taniguchi, Editor-at-Large, Nikkei Business Publications

This book could not be more timely. At a moment when public trust in the marketplace is near an all-time low, the authors' work offers powerful insights into how the Asian social contract can be strengthened and renewed, drawing on the intellectual and philosophical traditions of the region itself. It is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about Asia's future direction. - William J. Dobson, Asia Editor, Newsweek International

An enlightening compass for all leaders who carry the promising Asian future on their shoulders. - Yoshiyuki Fujisawa, Chairman, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. Ltd

This excellent book, I hope, will serve as a timely reminder that if Asia wants to be competitive and claim for itself a place in the mainstream of international business, it will need to make a conscious decision to put ethical governance in the driving seat. - Tunku Abdul Aziz, President, Transparency International Malaysia



Future of Global Financial Services (Blackwell Global Dimensions of Business Series)
by Robert Grosse

This book explores the future of the financial services industry, giving readers an idea of the kinds of institutions and services that will survive in the early twenty-first century.
An informative and provocative exploration of the future of the financial services industry.
Focuses on likely changes in the near future, such as greater use of the Internet for banking transactions and the increasing globalization of financial services.
Points to the probable disappearance of the insurance sector as a separate industry.
Describes changing conditions in key financial centres, especially the US, the UK, Germany, Japan and Switzerland.




Dictionary of Trade Policy Terms
by Walter Goode

This is a guide by the WTO and Cambridge University Press to the vocabulary used in trade negotiations. Its nearly 2000 entries cover in simple language traditional GATT and WTO concepts and terms used in trade-related activities.

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The New World Trade Organization Agreements : Globalizing Law through Services and Intellectual Property (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)
by Christopher Arup, Chris Arup (Editor), Martin Chanock (Editor), Pat O'Malley (Editor), Sally Engle Merry (Editor), Susan Silbey (Editor)

This insightful book assesses the impact of the WTO, and the globalization of law, through two new multilateral agreements--the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs). It explains how these agreements push trade policies "behind the border," mediating conflicts between contrasting legalities. Detailed case studies address topics of global significance: competition between legal services, ownership claims to the genetic codes, and access to on-line media.

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Doing Business in Emerging Europe
by Francois-Serge Lhabitant, Yahia Zoubir

The transformation which is unfolding in emerging European countries is a unique historic event. In several countries, the transition has been quite positive; most analysts anticipate continued real growth in the coming years. Doing Business in Emerging Europe is a user-friendly guide to doing business in Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Brief overviews of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Macedonia, and Serbia/Yugoslavia are also included.

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The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures
by Frans Johansson

Why is it that so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin, after all, was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson argues that breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into new, unfamiliar territory. In this space - which Johansson calls "the Intersection" - established ideas clash and combine with insights from other fields, disciplines, and cultures, resulting in an explosion of totally new ideas. The Medici Effect - referring to a remarkable burst of creativity in Florence during the Renaissance - shows us how to get to the Intersection and how we can turn the ideas we discover there into path-breaking innovations. From the insight that created the first Cherokee written language to the ideas that enabled scientists to read the mind of a monkey - The Medici Effect is filled with vivid stories of intersections across domains as diverse as business, science, art, and politics. Johansson reveals the core principles - including breaking down associative barriers, routinely combining unlike concepts, and executing past your failures - that can enable individuals, teams, and entire organizations to create their own "Medici effects" in any arena of work and life. Frans Johansson is a writer, consultant, and entrepreneur residing in New York City.

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