In contrast to widespread assessments that family enterprises lack sufficient resources and capabilities to go global, many family companies are competing successfully in an increasingly globalized business environment. Worldwide, a large number of thriving multinationals are still family-owned and/or under family control. While there is abundant literature on the phenomenon of globalization from many different disciplines, neither the literature on multinationals nor the growing field of family business studies have systematically investigated family multinationals yet. This volume is one of the first to deal explicitly with family multinationals and the role of the family in internationalization. It situates itself at the crossroads of internationalization studies on the one hand and family business research on the other. Why do families continue to play such a large role in some of the most prominent firms in emerging and mature economies? How did they manage to maintain ownership control, yet divest of unrelated business ventures? How did they internationalize yet maintain control? This book identifies the idiosyncratic strategies and structures of family multinationals in different countries and at different points in time. A comparative historical and case study approach allows us to explore the role of the family through the firms’ various internationalization pathways and understand long-term developments and path dependencies.
The Road to Wigan Pier
A brutally honest portrait of Depression-era British poverty, written by one of the country’s great authors. One of George Orwell’s non-fiction works, The Road to Wigan Pier is an investigation of the harsh living conditions found among the poorer classes in pre-World War II northern England. The first half is a direct, often blunt description of several families and homes, while the second is a more abstract consideration of the potential for socialism to improve what he sees as unacceptable circumstance for the workers. He also contemplates his own privileged, middle-class upbringing. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray
The picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde. This work, as well as many others, is inspired by the legend of Faust. The novel is set in Victorian London of the 19th century, who at the time was filled with a typical bourgeois mentality. It tells of a young man, Dorian Gray, who will make his beauty a rite insane. He begins to realize the privilege of its appeal when his friend, the painter Basil Hallward, gives a portrait that plays in the prime of youth.Lord Henry Wotton will have a decisive role in the life of Dorian, who knows precisely at Hallward: indeed, with his speeches extremely articulate, captures the attention of guy, making it, little by little, almost the embodiment of his way of thinking. In fact, Dorian, after a long talk with Lord Wotton, start watching the youth as something really important, much to feel envious toward his own portrait, eternally beautiful and young. This will bring you to conclude that sort of "Pact with the devil" which will remain eternally young and beautiful, while the picture will show signs of physical decay and moral corruption of the character.
Phenomenology of Perception
First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. This new translation, the first for over fifty years, makes this classic work of philosophy available to a new generation of readers. Phenomenology of Perception stands in the great phenomenological tradition of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Yet Merleau-Ponty’s contribution is decisive, as he brings this tradition and other philosophical predecessors, particularly Descartes and Kant, to confront a neglected dimension of our experience: the lived body and the phenomenal world. Charting a bold course between the reductionism of science on the one hand and "intellectualism" on the other, Merleau-Ponty argues that we should regard the body not as a mere biological or physical unit, but as the body which structures one’s situation and experience within the world. Merleau-Ponty enriches his classic work with engaging studies of famous cases in the history of psychology and neurology as well as phenomena that continue to draw our attention, such as phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination. This new translation includes many helpful features such as the reintroduction of Merleau-Ponty’s discursive Table of Contents as subtitles into the body of the text, a comprehensive Translator’s Introduction to its main themes, essential notes explaining key terms of translation, an extensive Index, and an important updating of Merleau-Ponty’s references to now available English translations. Also included is a new foreword by Taylor Carman and an introduction to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort. Translated by Donald A. Landes.
Nancy Kress cemented her reputation in SF with the publication of her multiple-award–winning novella, "Beggars in Spain," which became the basis for her extremely successful Beggars Trilogy (comprising Beggars in Spain, Beggars and Choosers, and Beggars Ride). And now she brings us Probability Space, the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Probability Moon and then Probability Sun, which is centered on the same world as Kress's Nebula Award-winning novelette, "Flowers of Aulit Prison." The Probability Trilogy has already been widely recognized as the next great work by this important SF writer. In Probability Space, humanity's war with the alien Fallers continues, and it is a war we are losing. Our implacable foes ignore all attempts at communication, and they take no prisoners. Our only hope lies with an unlikely coalition: Major Lyle Kaufman, retired warrior; Marbet Grant, the Sensitive who's involved with Kaufman; Amanda, a very confused fourteen-year-old girl; and Magdalena, one of the biggest power brokers in all of human space. As the action moves from Earth to Mars to the farthest reaches of known space, with civil unrest back home and alien war in deep space, four humans--armed with little more than an unproven theory--try to enter the Fallers' home star system. It's a desperate gamble, and the fate of the entire universe may hang in the balance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Sorrows of Young Werther
One of the world's first best-sellers, this tragic masterpiece attained an instant and lasting success upon its 1774 publication. A sensitive exploration of the mind of a young artist, the tale addresses age-old questions—the meaning of love, of death, and the possibility of redemption—in the form of Werther's alternately joyful and despairing letters about his unrequited love. Goethe's portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world proved tremendously influential to subsequent writers and continues to speak to modern readers.
Food as a human right
Focusing on the basic premise that everyone has a right to food, this book presents the views of an international group of scholars on the economic, social & legal implications of this vitally important world problem.
A Book That Challenges The Conventional Notion Of A Slum. Spread Over 175 Hectares And Swarming With One Million People, Dharavi Is Often Called Asia S Largest Slum . But Dharavi Is Much More Than Cold Statistic. What Makes It Special Are The Extraordinary People Who Live There, Many Of Whom Have Defied Fate And An Unhelpful State To Prosper Through A Mix Of Backbreaking Work, Some Luck And A Great Deal Of Ingenuity. It Is These Men And Women Whom Journalist Kalpana Sharma Brings To Life Through A Series Of Spellbinding Stories. While Recounting Their Tales, She Also Traces The History Of Dharavi From The Days When It Was One Of The Six Great Koliwadas Or Fishing Villages To The Present Times When It, Along With Other Slums, Is Home To Almost Half Of Mumbai. Among The Colourful Characters She Presents Are Haji Shamsuddin Who Came To Mumbai And Began Life As A Rice Smuggler But Made His Fortune By Launching His Own Brand Of Peanut Brittle; The Stoic Ramjibhai Patel, A Potter, Who Represents Six Generations From Saurashtra Who Have Lived And Worked In Mumbai; And Doughty Women Like Khatija And Amina Who Helped Check Communal Passions During The 1992-93 Riots And Continue To Ensure That The Rich Social Fabric Of Dharavi Is Not Frayed. It Is Countless, Often Anonymous, Individuals Like These Who Have Helped Dharavi Grow From A Mere Swamp To A Virtual Gold Mine With Its Many Industrial Units Churning Out Quality Leather Goods, Garments And Food Products. Written With Rare Sensitivity And Empathy, Rediscovering Dharavi Is A Riveting Account Of The Triumph Of The Human Spirit Over Poverty And Want.
The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why – with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo -- more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done. The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces and allowing workers to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. Moms in particular will welcome this trend. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option. But companies see advantages too in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. In Remote, inconoclastic authors Fried and Hansson will convince readers that letting all or part of work teams function remotely is a great idea--and they're going to show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished.
From the author of ‘Little Children’ and now a major new TV series, ‘The Leftovers’ asks what if one day some of us simply vanished? And some were left behind?