The Mitterrand years saw the transformation of business and its relationship to government. From State to Market, first published in 1996, details the governmental policies toward business that went from nationalization to privatization, deregulation, and ever-increasing European integration, bringing with them the move from a dirigiste, or state-directed, economy to a more market-oriented one. Professor Schmidt profiles the players, the interpenetrating elite of top business and government officials who share common state educational history and career track and who, as the beneficiaries of the all-pervasive culture of the state, have managed not only to maintain their hold in the ministries but also to colonize industry. This book, which spans the fields of public policy and political economy, contains both empirical information - the results of over forty interviews with top business and government officials - and a theoretical framework that sets French state-society relations in comparative perspective.
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Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, governments have struggled to restore the conditions for sustainable economic growth. In this book, Patrick Diamond warns that the policies being pursued risk repeating the errors that led to the crisis. Instead, he argues, we need to get away from the longstanding dichotomy of free-market fundamentalism vs. Keynesian interventionism and create a long-term national economic strategy which delivers fairer, greener and more sustainable growth. Diamond calls for a new politics of production: rebalancing consumption and investment; rebalancing manufacturing and financial services; rebalancing the differential growth rates of the North-East and South-East of England; and rebalancing living standards, reducing the gap between the richest and the poorest. He highlights four areas for reform to achieve this rebalancing act: Radical investment in vocational training Regional banks and regional economic strategies to ensurethat finance flows directly to local businesses Reform of corporate governance to create real value, not speculative value, by bringing together the workforce, management and shareholders for long-term investment and value-creation Pluralisation of the economy by encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises, mutuals, co-ops and social businesses 'The choice is not between Keynes and austerity: what is required is a major programme of structural reform throughout our economy to create fairer, more sustainable and more balanced economic growth.'
This discussion of Cuba's international policies in education shows how Cuba shares its educational resources with other countries. The postcolonial critique underlying the book explores Cuba's role in relation to how the disengagement from colonial legacies in education is taking place in many countries.
Marketing Research and Modeling addresses state of the art developments including new techniques and methodologies by leading experts in marketing and marketing research. This work emphasizes new developments in Bayesian Decision Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Conjoint Analysis, Applications of Conjoint and MDS technique, Data Mining, Cluster Analysis, and Neural Networks.
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