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.
Discussion of trade barriers has come round - inevitably it seems - to national regimes of regulatory protection. Indeed, state regulation has the potential to undermine the very legitimacy of the global trading system. A compelling reconciliation between these two paramount values is essential. This text has a twofold purpose: to consider what has so far been accomplished in this mission in the field of international economic law, and to prescribe some solutions to continuing problems. This latter endeavour amounts to a coherent and integrated plan that will enhance the acceptability of free markets to governments, traders, and other stakeholders alike. The challenges analysed in depth here include: the development in the global trade regime of non-trade policy objectives, which still tend to be treated as mere exceptions to general obligations; the built-in emphasis on products rather than measures; the novel risks associated with the development of modern technology; the case-by-case approach of WTO jurisprudence, which generally fails to investigate whether the substance of any given domestic regulation is necessary to the policy goals of the state in question; and the "technical and economic feasibility" of complying with international trade obligations. The author conducts his analysis in a broad context encompassing the WTO system, the European Union, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He finds that the clash, despite the particular institutional characteristics of these various organizations, is a major concern of them all. The jus gentium of international trade, he offers, is an imperative combining the good faith principle with the communitarian duty to cooperate. Exactly how to go about ordering this imperative is what this book is about.
Market dominance - encompassing single-firm dominance, overt and tacit collusion, mergers and vertical restraints - raises many complex analytical and policy issues, all of which continue to be the subject of theoretical research and policy reform. This second edition of this text extends the arguments and combines an analysis of the issues with a discussion of actual policy and case studies. It addresses the fundamental changes in anti-trust law, especially in the UK and the EU, and reviews some high profile and controversial cases such as the Boeing-McDonnell Douglas merger and the Microsoft monopoly. The author moves on to deal with several unresolved questions including the conflicts between trade and anti-trust policy, the foreign take-over of domestic assets and extra-territorial claims made by certain countries.
This annotated bibliography assists the reader in locating information about the United States Federal Trade Commission. The book is divided into four chapters, each reflecting the major functions and regulatory responsibilities of the FTC.
Sven Hylten-Cavallius is a successful Telemarketer still working as a Telemarketer. He has read a lot of books, got a lot of coaching and is very successful at his work and believes that another seller can give more than a sales coach, because the coach often forgot how it was when they where selling, Sven is still a seller and do this every day 5 days a week. He is also the author of this book, Telemarketing - Words from a Successful Telemarketer. The purpose of the book is to help other Telemarketers succeed, other books and also coaches mostly refer to everything as if it is something everyone knows and their own selling techniques would work for everyone. Sven knows that it is not completely true, everyone can sell but few succeed, with this book he shows what works and what do not work, explained straight to the point in an easy way that everyone can understand. It is about making Telemarketers understand selling in the basics so they can apply it into their own calls and by that get better results. He also priced this book in a price that is affordable to everyone because of one single reason, he is tired of overpriced products that people need to pay big amounts for even before they get it. "I wrote this book to help Telemarketers, not for getting their money""
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