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3501. 

The Creative Process Illustrated

The Creative Process Illustrated

By: W. Glenn Griffin

Publisher: HOW Books

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2012

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Finally, Answers to the Question: How Are Big Ideas Born? Foreword by Sally Hogshead, author of Fascinate Creative directors, art directors and advertising copywriters are some of the great artists and thinkers of our time. Considering the scope and power of their influence in our culture, that's not such a crazy idea. Take an intimate look into the creative processes of some of the top minds in the advertising industry. Get inspired as you learn about the people behind smart ad campaigns and see how they visualize their own search for a great idea. You'll find outstanding work...

3502. 

Project Risk and Cost Analysis

Project Risk and Cost Analysis

By: Michael S. Dobson; Deborah Singer Dobson

Publisher: AMA Self-Study

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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Project Risk and Cost Analysis focuses on risk in the context of project management, primarily in the area of risk’s effects on project costs, with emphasis on the many modern tools that help you and your organization quantify and manage project risk.  You will learn how to perform a formal risk and cost analysis, apply the Earned Value Method to risk management, and adjust schedule and budget reserves appropriately for your project conditions. The book follows the basic project risk management approach as laid out in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 4th...

3503. 

The Legal Side of HR Practice

The Legal Side of HR Practice

By: Max Muller

Publisher: AMA Self-Study

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2012

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Human resource law is a complex, confusing compilation of federal, state, county and city laws and ordinances cured in the crucible of the courtroom.  The Legal Side of HR Practice leads human resources professionals, managers, supervisors, and students through the legal maze to an understanding of HR law fundamentals. Written in a conversational, easy-to-understand style and filled with workplace examples and step-by-step explanations, this course is designed to provide readers with the tools they need to legally recruit, onboard, manage, discipline, and lead others. Throughout the course,...

3504. 

Finance and Accounting for NonFinancial Managers, 3rd Edition

Finance and Accounting for NonFinancial Managers, 3rd Edition

By: Eliot H. Sherman

Publisher: AMA Self-Study

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2011

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Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Third Edition, introduces the reader to financial terminology, relates financial measures to operating information, enables the student to understand and apply financial measures to operating performance, and ties all of this to the current business environment. Today’s managers, whether supervisors or senior executives, are expected to understand and use financial and operational measures, prepare and utilize budgets, respond to inquiries about the financial consequences of actions taken by them or by their department or team, and understand...

3505. 

Applied Econometric Times Series, 3rd Edition

Applied Econometric Times Series, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2009

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Enders continues to provide business professionals with an accessible introduction to time-series analysis. He clearly shows them how to develop models capable of forecasting, interpreting, and testing hypotheses concerning economic data using the latest techniques. The third edition includes new discussions on parameter instability and structural breaks as well as out-of-sample forecasting methods. New developments in unit root test and cointegration tests are covered. Multivariate GARCH models are also presented. In addition, several statistical examples have been updated with real-world...

3506. 

Syndicated Lending

Syndicated Lending

By: Andrew Fight

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 22-NOV-2004

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Syndicated Lending aims to increase the readers awareness of the benefits and risks involved in taking part in the Syndicated Loan market. This book covers: *Who the major players in the syndication loan market are *Why syndication loans are used *Syndication loan structures and documentation *Secondary syndication loan market *Inspired from the basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide. *Will enable MSc Finance students, MBA students and those already in the finance profession to gain an understanding of the basic information...

3507. 

Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul

Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul

By: James Livingston

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2011

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Since the financial meltdown of 2008, economists, journalists, and politicians have uniformly insisted that to restore the American Dream and renew economic growth, we need to save more and spend less. In his provocative new book, historian James Livingston—author of the classic Origins of the Federal Reserve System—breaks from the consensus to argue that underconsumption caused the current crisis and will prolong it. By viewing the Great Recession through the prism of the Great Depression, Livingston proves that private investment is not the engine of growth we assume it to be. Tax cuts...

3508. 

Fundamentals of Fund Administration

Fundamentals of Fund Administration

By: David Loader

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 28-DEC-2006

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This book fills a gap in the lack of books that cover the administration and operations functions related to funds. With the growth of hedge funds globally there is more and more requirement for fund administration services, and the success of the fund administration is crucial to the success of the funds themselves in a highly competitive market. As the focus on operational risk, cost effective support and administration of trading and investment and the ability to design, develop and deliver added-value services for clients grows there is a need for a comprehensive analysis of what...

3509. 

The Management of Bond Investments and Trading of Debt

The Management of Bond Investments and Trading of Debt

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2005

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Written for managers and professionals in business and industry, and using a minimum of mathematical language, The Management of Bond Investments and the Trading of Debt addresses three key issues: Bondholder’s options, risks and rewards in making investments in debt instruments; The dynamics of inflation, and how they affect both trading in the bond market, and investment decisions; and The democratization of lending, socialization of risk, and effect of the global economy on the bond market. Financial expert Dimitris Chorafas discusses these issues in straightforward language...

3510. 

Clearing and Settlement of Derivatives

Clearing and Settlement of Derivatives

By: David Loader

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 22-SEP-2005

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This book makes the reader aware of the background to the derivatives markets, how they have developed and their importance today. Clearing and Settlement of Derivatives addresses how and why derivative products are used and how the industry is structured, looking at both the exchange and over-the-counter markets. The role of the various parties is explained and the interaction between securities, commodities and derivatives explored. The key regulation that affects the use of derivatives by banks, corporate companies, institutional investors and private clients is covered and by way...

3511. 

An Introduction to Credit Derivatives

An Introduction to Credit Derivatives

By: Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 27-JUL-2004

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In a relatively short time credit derivatives have grown to become one of the largest and most important segment of the financial markets, with deal volumes now in trillions of dollars. They have become an important tool for banks, financial institutions and corporates who desire greater flexibility in managing their credit risk and economic capital. This book is an accessible introduction to the various types of credit derivative instruments traded in the markets today. All products are described with the help of worked examples and Bloomberg screens, and the reader will be left with a...

3512. 

Value Creation from E-Business Models

Value Creation from E-Business Models

By: Wendy Currie

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2004

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Value Creation from E-Business Models provides a thorough analysis of what constitutes an e-business model. Unlike many e-business books available, this text draws together theoretical and empirical contributions from leading academic scholars in the field of management information systems. Divided into four parts, E-Business Models and Taxonomies; E-Business Markets; E-Business Customer Performance Measurement; and E-Business Vendor Applications and Services, this book is the critical dissection of E-Business that today's academic community needs. * World class academic contributors...

3513. 

Cash Flow Forecasting

Cash Flow Forecasting

By: Andrew Fight

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2005

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Budgets are like road maps -- they provide a direction for a corporates financial management. Balance sheets and statements of revenues also provide insights into how well a company is following that direction. But cash flow and cash flow forecasts are what guide the day-to-day itinerary for an organization. Budgets and cash flow are dynamic -- adjustments and changes can and should occur. If you understand what you are looking at, you can use cash flow to create better budgets and thus more accurate cash flow forecasting. Cash Flow Forecasting outlines the techniques required to...

3514. 

Hedge Fund Investment Management

Hedge Fund Investment Management

By: Izzy Nelken

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2005

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There has been a tremendous growth in the Hedge Fund industry in recent years. It is estimated that there are more than 8000 Hedge Funds in the US alone. They have grown in popularity since the bear market of the early 2000s which convinced many people that they cannot just own stocks outright or inside mutual funds. Most investors understand mutual funds. They understand that the manager selects stocks and buys them. They also understand why they made (or lost) money in their mutual fund investments. The same thing cannot be said about Hedge Funds which come in a variety of flavors....

3515. 

Linear Factor Models in Finance

Linear Factor Models in Finance

By: John Knight; Stephen Satchell

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2005

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The determination of the values of stocks, bonds, options, futures, and derivatives is done by the scientific process of asset pricing, which has developed dramatically in the last few years due to advances in financial theory and econometrics. This book covers the science of asset pricing by concentrating on the most widely used modelling technique called: Linear Factor Modelling. Linear Factor Models covers an important area for Quantitative Analysts/Investment Managers who are developing Quantitative Investment Strategies. Linear factor models (LFM) are part of modern investment...

3516. 

Operational Risk Control with Basel II

Operational Risk Control with Basel II

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 29-NOV-2003

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This book: *provides a sound methodology for operational risk control *focuses on management risk and ways to avoid it *explains why and how information technology is a major operational risk *shows how to integrate cost control in the operational risk perspective *details analytical approaches to operational risk control, to help with scorecard developments *explains the distinction between High Frequency Low Risk and Low Frequency High Risk events *provides many case studeies from banking and insurance to demonstrate the attention operational risks deserve *Assists risk professionals...

3517. 

Finance of International Trade

Finance of International Trade

By: Eric Bishop

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-NOV-2003

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Introduction to International Trade Finance covers the complete cycle of international trade and explains the roles of the specialist operators. Introduction to International Trade Finance aims to: *Guide the reader through every phase of typical trade transactions, examining in detail the relationships between the various parties involved and explaining the facilities employed. *Demonstrate the range of banking instruments and techniques available to exporters and importers which enable them to enter into contracts, confident that whichever method of settlement they agree upon...

3518. 

Leadership, 2nd Edition

Leadership, 2nd Edition

By: Steve Radcliffe

Publisher: FT Publishing International

Publication Date: 23-JAN-2012

Insert Date: 07-AUG-2012

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Leadership isn’t complicated – keep it simple and make it count. This new edition of Steve Radcliffe’s uniquely powerful, successful and practical framework will show you how to develop faster as a more confident and capable leader.   This compact, instantly-applicable guide to developing leadership skills contains practical insights, straightforward actions and plain guidelines to accelerate your growth as a leader.   The framework is derived from expert coach Steve Radcliffe’s work with real leaders in real leadership situations. It shows you how to:   - Be guided by the ...

3519. 

The Essentials of Management, 2nd Edition

The Essentials of Management, 2nd Edition

By: Mr Andrew Leigh

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

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Distilling years of hard-won success, experience, lessons and management wisdom, this book will help new and aspiring managers be the best they can be.   For new and aspiring managers this exciting book will enable you to quickly learn all the clever and powerful tips, tricks, advice and know-how that seasoned and experienced managers already know. You will pick up effective ideas and learn powerful, practical skills that will help you become a better, more successful manager who really delivers results. ...

3520. 

Performance

Performance

By: Robin Stuart-Kotze

Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 25-MAY-2006

Insert Date: 07-AUG-2012

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How do you improve performance? It’s all about behaviour. The behaviours that accelerate, sustain or block better performance.  Performance expert Robin Stuart-Kotze reveals the secrets of behavioural change that have helped successful people, teams and managers around the world to get ahead, and stay ahead.  "Now and again, we find a book that is really important. Performance , by Robin Stuart-Kotze, is really, really important. In fact, I will go as far as to say that if you do not read this book, you are probably in dereliction of your duty as a manager."  - The Working...