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.
How will China's latest series of reforms affect the country's growing Capital Market? The Capital Market in China: A 60-Year Review, in 3 volumes, serves as the definitive resource on understanding and navigating China's capital market. Both a history and a guide, the 3 volumes of this set explain the methods of state investment and intervention in China, the development of asset-backed securities, and the substantial differences and striking similarities between the capital markets in China and the West. Cao Erjie, banking industry expert and former Investment Investigator at China Construction Bank, shares inside information and firsthand insights on the creation and evolution of the capital market in China. The Capital Market in China: A 60-Year Review offers a frank assessment of the state of the industry and: Explains the methods of asset depreciation and fixed-asset upgrading in China Examines corporate mergers and acquisitions in China Reveals the progression of China's venture capital funds Illustrates equity and bond financing in China Details shareholding reform and enterprise asset restructuring in China Provides real examples of how the capital market works in China
Self-Publishing and Book Marketing, A Research Guide provides in-depth market analysis and industry research with a focus on self-publishing terms, packages and fees. The book offers insights into formatting and design practices, and shares best marketing tips for self-published authors.
Corporations earn incomes and amass wealth. There are many books offering advice how to increase the profitability of corporations by achieving excellence in operations and choosing the correct strategic path. Increasing Shareholder Value: Distribution Policy, A Corporate Finance Challenge is concerned with how the corporation should reward its shareholders after the incomes are earned.
Much recent economic work on the music industry has been focused on the impact of technology on demand, with predictions being made of digital copyright infringement leading to the demise of the industry. In fact, there have always been profound cyclical swings in music media sales owing to the fact that music always has been, and continues to be, a discretionary purchase.
This entertaining and accessible book offers an analysis of the production and consumption of music from a social economics approach. Locating music within the economic analysis of social behaviour, this books guides the reader through issues relating to production, supply, consumption, and trends, wider considerations such as the international trade in music, and in particular through divisions of age, race and gender.
Providing an engaging overview of this fascinating topic, this book will be of interest and relevance to students and scholars of cultural economics, management, musicology, cultural studies, and those with an interest in the music industry more generally.
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