The Bilingual AdvantageThe Bilingual Advantage

Another 33% indicated that the advantage would be in mid-level, customer service positions and, supporting the Forbes management study, nearly 31% said ...

Author: Rebecca M. Callahan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092420


Page: 280

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Using novel methodological approaches and new data, The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that shows no such benefits exist.


Sustainability of the competitive advantage and hence position, is seen to be achieved through the deployment of isolating mechanisms to protect the ...

Author: Dr. Malhar Pangrikar


ISBN: 9781365625558



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Cengage Advantage Books Ideas DetailsCengage Advantage Books Ideas Details

Ifyou choose to take a stand, you will have the advantage ofpreexisting arguments but will need to find addi— tional arguments and examples ofyour own.

Author: M. Garrett Bauman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133709978


Page: 512

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IDEAS & DETAILS: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE WRITING, Eighth Edition, offers a simple and straightforward approach to the essentials of writing papers--from research and style to grammar and mechanics--to show students how detailed writing strategies can help them succeed in any course. In this brief writing guide, students will also discover timely professional essays, a balance of short and long assignments, and over one hundred brain teasers that provide students with invention strategies to stimulate creativity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The House AdvantageThe House Advantage

And remember our coin-flipping analogy from the first chapter—when you have a small advantage, you need to make sure that you have a lot ...

Author: Jeffrey Ma

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230109683


Page: 272

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As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and digital technology—and launched a successful corporate speaking career. The House Advantage reveals Ma's cutting-edge mathematical insights into the world of statistics and makes them applicable to a wide business audience. He argues that numbers are the key to analyzing nearly everything in the world of business, from how to spot and profit from global market inefficiencies to having multiple backup plans in anticipation of every probability. Ma's stories and business lessons are as intriguing as they are universally applicable.

The Learning AdvantageThe Learning Advantage

Professional service firms serve as a good proving ground for the advantage of learning because they face the kinds of problems commonly faced by knowledge ...

Author: D. Christopher Kayes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230305595


Page: 194

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Highlighting the best in management learning theory and practices, the authors provide a comprehensive approach to leadership from a learning perspective. This exciting new book, from award-winning authorities on learning, describes how leaders gain the advantage when they cultivate learning in themselves and others.

Advantage or Paradox The Challenge for Children and Young People of Growing Up UrbanAdvantage or Paradox The Challenge for Children and Young People of Growing Up Urban

Figure 3: Percent of countries showing an 'urban advantage' for selected indicators (2011-2016) Water Mortality 99% Sanitation 89% 82% 80% Not every country ...

Author: UNICEF

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789280649772


Page: 40

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This report by UNICEF reveals that not all children in cities benefit from the so-called ‘urban advantage’—the notion that higher incomes, better infrastructure, and proximity to services grant urban children advantages over rural children. In fact, urban inequality and exclusion among children in cities can make many of the most disadvantaged children in urban areas worse off than children in rural areas. Hence, the ‘urban paradox.’

Network AdvantageNetwork Advantage

To neutralize Microsoft's brokerage advantage, Intel and AMD could agree to form a directalliance between themselves. Now, this may sound like a difficult ...

Author: Henrich Greve

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118561409


Page: 320

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Companies made more than 42,000 alliances over the past decade worldwide, many of which failed to deliver strong results. This book explains why and how you can seize the benefits from your business’s network of alliances with customers, suppliers and competitors. This network can provide three key advantages: · superior information · better cooperation · increased power Network Advantage shows how awareness of these three advantages can help align your portfolio of alliances with your corporate strategy to maximize advantages from existing networks and to position your business as an industry leader. This book is written by three leading authorities in the field of organizational management who work with many international corporate clients. Based on groundbreaking research and illustrative cases, it provides practical tools to help you think strategically about reconfiguring your alliances and partnerships. For business executives, consultants, and executive MBAs who want to get the most advantage from the combined power of their alliance portfolios, Network Advantage offers in-depth, practical guidance. Make it your first strategic connection to gaining competitive advantage! Companies’ connections to other firms—their network of alliances—matter for economic success. In this practical, jargon-free, evidence-based book, three experienced scholar/educators provide practical tools to understand your company’s network positioning and what to do to build webs of relationships that provide competitive advantage and economic value. —Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and co-author of The Knowing-Doing Gap. The book, Network Advantage, presents compelling ideas and is a must-read. It articulates three different perspectives to think about a firm’s network advantage and shows how a firm can maximize the value of its alliance network. The book is filled with theoretical and practical insights on the topic and offers captivating case studies to illustrate its key points. It is fun to read. I highly recommend this book. —W. Chan Kim, The BCG Chair Professor of INSEAD and the Co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute In this eminently researched book, the authors show how executives and entrepreneurs alike can unlock the value of alliances. And the book comes with some "secrets" to success that most managers overlook. Every CEO, executive and entrepreneur who are collaborating with other firms ought to read this book. —Morten T. Hansen, Professor at University of California at Berkeley, author of Collaboration and co-author of Great by Choice. Don’t compete alone! “Network Advantage” provides a fresh perspective on how all firms can benefit from their alliances and partnerships. The authors seamlessly integrate academic research and real life examples into a practical step by step guide for unleashing the power, information and cooperation advantages available in networks. A must read for thoughtful executives and entrepreneurs alike. —Stein Ove Fenne, President, Tupperware U.S. & Canada Having the "right" business network is everything for a company's success in Asia and worldwide. With its rich cases and practical tools, this book is an indispensable guide for a thoughtful executive on how to design, build and manage a network that will make your firm globally competitive. —Yong-Kyung Lee, Former CEO of Ko

Building Sustainable Competitive AdvantageBuilding Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Those enterprises fund themselves in the more favored positions exploit the advantage by preempting the market to some extent. The result is an analysis of ...

Author: Dhirendra Kumar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317170884


Page: 288

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In Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage Dhirendra Kumar shows how the Enterprise Excellence (EE) philosophy is a holistic approach for leading an enterprise to total excellence. It does this by focussing on achieving sustainable significant growth in revenue and profitability, reducing the business cycle time, strategically managing the enterprise risk and focusing on the needs of the customer. There may be various organizations within an enterprise but they must all focus on meeting or exceeding customer needs. Therefore, EE is an integrated approach affecting every employee, every functional area and strategy within the organization. Enterprise risk must be identified, assessed and prioritized; developing a growth strategy proposal which leadership has to execute in order to achieve goals. As business leaders spearhead the efforts, they must minimize, monitor and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events and maximize the realization of opportunities. The achievements in Enterprise Excellence can range from greater cost efficiencies, improved market perceptions, fundamental changes to markets, to new product and service offerings. There may also be significant upgrades in skills, technology, and business strategies. The scope of Enterprise Excellence can also range from operations activities, to business functions, to overall organization and to the enterprise as a whole. Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage is a comprehensive reference book for practising professionals, teaching faculty, and students alike.

Advantage Series Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Brief EditionAdvantage Series Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Brief Edition

TestBank The Advantage Series TestBank, using Diploma Network Testing Software by Brownstone, contains over 6,000 questions categorized by topic and level ...

Author: Glen Coulthard

Publisher: Career Education

ISBN: 0072834145


Page: 256

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The Advantage Series presents the Feature-Method-Practice approach to computer software applications to today's technology and business students. This series implements an efficient and effective learning model, which enhances critical thinking skills and provides students and faculty with complete application coverage.

Integrating and Extending Microsoft Office XPIntegrating and Extending Microsoft Office XP

Microsoft Online Learning Center The Advantage Series Microsoft Office XP Sarah Hutchinson-Clifford Glen Coulthard Welcome to the Advantage Series Office XP ...

Author: Sarah E. Hutchinson-Clifford

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 0072470968


Page: 144

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he Advantage Series presents the Feature-Method-Practice approach to computer software applications to today’s technology and business students. This series implements an efficient and effective learning model, which enhances critical thinking skills and provides students and faculty with complete application coverage.

Trade Globalization and DevelopmentTrade Globalization and Development

With internal returns or international external returns to scale, at the advantage reversal equilibrium F, entry will occur in the foreign country since PF ...

Author: Rajat Acharyya

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788132211518


Page: 213

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This book was written in honour of Professor Kalyan K. Sanyal, who was an excellent educator and renowned scholar in the field of international economics. One of his research papers co-authored with Ronald Jones, entitled “The Theory of Trade in Middle Products” and published in American Economic Review in 1982, was a seminal work in the field of international trade theory. This paper would go on to inspire many subsequent significant works by researchers across the globe on trade in intermediate goods. The larger impact of any paper, beyond the number of citations, lies in terms of the passion it sparks among younger researchers to pursue new questions. Measured by this yardstick, Sanyal’s contribution in trade theory will undoubtedly be regarded as historic. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester he joined the Department of Economics at Calcutta University in the early 1980s and taught trade theory there for almost three decades. His insights, articulation and brilliance in teaching international economics have influenced and shaped the intellectual development of many of his students. After his sudden passing in February 2012, his students and colleagues organized a symposium in his honour at the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University from April 19 to 20, 2012. This book, a small tribute to his intellect and contribution, has been a follow-up on that endeavour, and a collective effort of many people including his teachers, friends, colleagues and students. In a nutshell it discusses intermediation of various kinds with significant implications for market integration through trade and finance. That trade can generate many non-trade-service sector links has recently emerged as a topic of growing concern and can trace its lineage back to the idea of the middle product, a recurring concept in Prof. Sanyal’s work.