Social Science

Encyclopaedia of Rural Management

Author: Muniraju S. B Manoj Kumar



Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The encyclopedia covers wide horizons and deals with various issues related to rural management viz. Changes in rural income and distribution, employment opportunities, rural welfare, water and other resources management together with other aspects of global rural life. This is an attempt to understand the problems in the development of rural sector and to suggest certain management strategies in this regards. The Encyclopedia of Rural Management comprises of volumes as under: Role of International Organisations in Rural Development Empowerment of Rural Women Rural Development and Gandhian Thoughts Rural Sociology Rural Infrastructure Management Programmes WTO and Agriculture Rural Development Challenges and Opportunities for Tomorrow Rural Health Care Programmes Rural Energy Programmes Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Institutions Rural Groundwater: Problems and Management Agricultural Waste Management Rural Environmental Management Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development Rural Child Labour
Business & Economics

The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Volume 3

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 966

The three volumes in The Encyclopedia of Human ResourceManagement offer a comprehensive review of the essential issuesand most important information available on the topic. Each volumein the encyclopedia contains contributions from some of the mostcelebrated names in the field of human resource management (HRM)and addresses the myriad challenges faced by today's human resourceprofessionals. Volume 3 highlights three main topics HR professionals haveidentified as critical issues in today's workplace: Leadership andLearning; Strategy and Measurement; and The Evolution of HumanResources. Many of the articles in this volume provide an in-depthdiscussion of a current human resource topic while others introducea new way of approaching a familiar HR challenge. Each article isdesigned to stimulate critical thinking and reflection. The topicscovered include: Best Practices in Leadership Development;Leadership is Going Global; Web 2.0 Applications in CorporateTraining; The Social Construction of Productive Organizations;Leadership Versatility; Strategy and Measurement; StrategicBusiness Partner Role; Human Resource Metrics; The HR Transition toStrategic Partner; Workplace Bullying; Lost Wisdom, Lost ROI; TheRole of HR in Fostering Innovation in Organizations; ClosingCritical Skills Gaps; Employee Engagement and Corporate SocialResponsibility; The Implications of Situational Strength for HRM;and more. The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management gives humanresource professionals the knowledge, information, and tools neededto implement the best practices in the field.

World Encyclopaedia of Nations and Nationalities

Author: E.G. Ravenstein & A.H. Keane

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House


Category: Geography

Page: 10000

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The origins and development of the fascinating variety of continents, countries and communities of the world are the engrossing subjects of the present prize set of 17 Vols. in 34 Parts of the encyclopaedia. With marvelously lucid text and equally graphic illustrations, the writers and editors present a panoramic account of the splendid variety of the family of mankind, its numerous and varied habitations, its physical, human and economic geography of man and his activities, and the living dynamic relation that mankind had with fellow communities across land and sea as well as with the planet that sustains all of them. The World Encyclopaedia of Nations and Nationalities opens to students, teachers and general readers a vast and beautiful window onto the great as well as the little known customs, manners and cultures of the world, reveals the universal geographical features and singularities of all countries in the continents, the introduces in vivid detail the many kind of inhabitants that are found world-wide. Not only is this brilliantly conceived encyclopaedia the pride of many libraries across the world, but it is also regarded as an apt companion and complement to the earlier historic work of Darwin, namely, Origin of the Species. In its comprehensive sweep and vibrant treatment the present the present volumes of this encyclopaedia will be an essential part of all libraries.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2900

View: 157

Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2015, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures

Author: Jan Gyllenbok

Publisher: Birkhäuser


Category: Science

Page: 917

View: 181

This third volume of Gyllenbok's encyclopaedia of historical metrology comprises the second part of the compendium of measurement systems and currencies of all sovereign states of the modern World (J-Z). Units of measurement are of vital importance in every civilization through history. Since the early ages, man has through necessity devised various measures to assist him in everyday life. They have enabled and continue to enable us to trade in commonly and equitably understood amounts, and to investigate, understand, and control the chemical, physical, and biological processes of the natural world. The encyclopeadia will be of use not only to historians of science and technology, but also to economic and social historians and should be in every major academic and national library as standard reference work on the topic.
Bihar (India)


Author: Jagdish Prasad

Publisher: Mittal Publications


Category: Bihar (India)

Page: 254

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Business & Economics

Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Author: Daphne Halkias

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 936

A third of the world's entrepreneurial activity is driven by women. With the mass movement of people now commonplace, the role of female entrepreneurs in immigrant communities has become an increasingly important component of the world economy, its productivity, and the struggle against poverty. Throwing light on the dynamics of entrepreneurship generally, and on immigrant and female entrepreneurship in particular, the global Female Immigrant Entrepreneurship (FIE) project is a huge and exciting research undertaking. Written by the project's team of researchers based in prestigious business schools and universities on almost every continent, this important book begins the process of discovering why and how female driven business start-ups often seem to spontaneously emerge in adverse environments. Is it randomness, luck, or chance that determine success or failure, or vital critical forces and the inherent qualities of the women involved? The research emerging from the FIE project points to answers to questions about the integration of immigrant communities, their interaction with host economic and business environments, and the role of women in that interaction. With findings from more than fifteen countries, from the USA with some of the world's oldest and largest immigrant communities, to African countries that are the newest destination for Asian migrants, this book will help inform social and economic policy in communities and countries searching for prosperity. More than that, the book offers policy makers, business leaders, and those concerned with business development the chance to uncover some of the mystery around the complex phenomenon of entrepreneurship itself.

Critical Perspectives in Rural Development Studies

Author: Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Science

Page: 258

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Agrarian transformations within and across countries have been significantly and dynamically altered during the past few decades compared to previous eras, provoking a variety of reactions from rural poor communities worldwide. The recent convergence of various crises – financial, food, energy and environmental – has put the nexus between ‘rural development’ and ‘development in general’ back onto the center stage of theoretical, policy and political agendas in the world today. Confronting these issues will require (re)engaging with critical theories, taking politics seriously, and utilizing rigorous and appropriate research methodologies. These are the common messages and implications of the various contributions to this collection in the context of a scholarship that is critical in two senses: questioning prescriptions from mainstream perspectives and interrogating popular conventions in radical thinking. This book focuses on key perspectives, frameworks and methodologies in agrarian change and peasant studies. The contributors are leading scholars in the field of rural development studies: Henry Bernstein, Terence J. Byres, Saturnino M. Borras Jr, Marc Edelman, Cristóbal Kay, Benedict Kerkvliet, Philip McMichael, Shahra Razavi, Ian Scoones and Teodor Shanin. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

Encyclopaedia of Women and Development

Author: Raj Pruthi



Category: Women

Page: 7880

View: 880

Women Consisting Half Of The Human Population Have Been Treated As Weaker Sex In All Societies Of The World. Hence Crime Against Women , Rape And Molestation , Emancipation Of Women , Identity Crisis , Discrimination And Many More Phrase-Like Problems Have Been Widely Discussed And Debated. Women Studies As An Independent Discipline Has Already Emerged There.The Present Work Is Unique Amidst The Existing Literature, Which Provides A Panoramic Survey Of Women Studies, Based On Latest Research.The Work Is Organized In The Following Volumes:Women And Development; Women And Society; Women And Science; Women And Sexuality; Women Problems; Women And Laws; Women And Work; Comparative State Feminism; Women And Marriage; Race, Ethnicity And Women; Women And Violence Against Women; Women And Leadership; Widowhood: A Curse To Humanity; Women And Economy; Women And Nation; Women In Agriculture And Trade.This Set Attempts To Present A Complete Picture Of Women From Different Angles Nd Thus, Will Prove An Ideal Reference Tool To All The Concerned.
Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 630

Compiled by leading researchers, the Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports is a comprehensive guide to the games, recreational activities and competitive events that emerged from the rural society of Britain's past. The first reference work on the subject to be published in a century, it provides an authoritative record of Britain's indigenous sports, and full discussion of the issues surrounding rural sports today.

Development Studies

Author: Ed. Prasenjit Maiti

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist


Category: Asia

Page: 240

View: 413

The Volumes Cover An Extensive Range Of Critical Areas That Have One Common Theme Of Questioning The Accepted Parameters Of Development From Different Angles Influenced By Multiple Academic Backgrounds. An Attempt Has Been Made To Accommodate Conflicting Points Of View That Would Facilitate The Reader To Arrive At His/Her Own Understanding Of The Problems Under Purview. Contributors To These Volumes Have Tried To Argue The Different Issues And Concerns Of Development Paradigms. Their Chapters Indicate The Different Choices Of Development That Are Necessarily Context-Bound And Issue-Driven In Approach. Choices Entail Alternatives From Among A Range Of Viable Options That Tend To Determine And Influence Development Projects. Both Primary And Secondary Stakeholders Are Required Under The Imperatives Informed By The Project To Choose Among This Or That In Order To Optimize Their Given Baskets Of Utilities. Development Projects More Often Than Not Involve The Politics Of Choice That Is Underpinned By The Who Gets What, How, When, Where And Why Scenario. These Volumes Will Be Of Interest To Social And Natural Scientists, Civil Servants, Policy-Makers, Environmentalists, Economists, Ecologists, Civil Society Organizations, Think Tanks, Non-Government Organizations And Development Consultants.
Business & Economics

Social Development

Author: Manohar S. Pawar

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 705

This edited collection demonstrates that the ideas inherent in social development are practical and not utopian. By discussing and delineating a social development approach, the book argues the need for practicing it at local or grassroots-level communities to promote universal social justice and wellbeing. Towards this end, several leading scholars have presented critical and inspiring thoughts on the significance and usefulness in development of genuine participation of people, bottom-up strategies, self-reliance, capacity building, and egalitarian and empowering partnerships. They also delve into hitherto neglected aspects of social development related to preparing personnel for social development work, ethical imperatives and a new social development paradigm. The world’s contemporary problems persist in part because the social development approach in its comprehensive form has not been planned and implemented at local, national and global levels. Social Development presents the optimistic argument that the application of social development ideas can help create a world in which almost all people’s wellbeing can be significantly enhanced.