Category: Regional

Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Culture: An by Marta Peris-Ortiz, José M. Merigó-Lindahl

By Marta Peris-Ortiz, José M. Merigó-Lindahl

The goal of this e-book is to research the relationships between entrepreneurship, neighborhood improvement and tradition within the present economic system. utilizing an institutional method, it examines the most theoretical concerns and practices and their impression on varied dimensions of society and the economic climate. enterprise construction is taken into account a key section of fiscal progress, innovation and employment. in recent times, entrepreneurial students have studied the criteria that have an effect on entrepreneurship and force fiscal development. In doing so, those students have aimed to appreciate what promotes entrepreneurial job and likewise easy methods to increase the advance of areas or nations to extend wealth in society. The institutional process might be utilized to the entrepreneurship box to appreciate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. This view considers the function of atmosphere within the selection to create an organization, that's severe to entrepreneurship, innovation and monetary development. setting pertains to criminal features, public coverage and aid companies (formal associations) yet is principally very important by way of sociocultural context (informal institutions). The construction of recent ventures is enormously inspired via tradition. moreover, it is very important spotlight the impact of entrepreneurship on local improvement, in particular via activity construction, stimulation of financial progress and innovation. hence, entrepreneurship, neighborhood improvement and tradition are primary for realizing monetary progress and improvement in addition to different phenomena similar to know-how move or women’s entrepreneurship. that includes contributions and situations reviews from numerous nations and sectors, this quantity presents an important reference for students, lecturers, and researchers in entrepreneurship, company administration, innovation and economics.

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Fawn Island (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) by Douglas Wood

By Douglas Wood

Nature/Regional The acclaimed writer of previous Turtle and Grandad's Prayers of the Earth tells the tale of his wasteland retreat within the North kingdom. Fawn Island is a spot the place crows function alarm clocks, white-throated sparrows depart the tracks in their songs upon the night hush, and chickadees support a woodsman learn how to whistle. The island can also be a jumping-off position for trips huge and small, earthly and spiritual-to within sight Mallard Island, Gull Island, or Bald Rock, by means of sea kayak into the wild recesses of sprawling Voyageurs nationwide Park, or on a nighttime paddle within which the paddler can achieve the silent desolate tract of the celebs themselves. In his most up-to-date e-book, best-selling writer Douglas wooden publications the reader on a deep trip into the center of the North Woods. For wooden, Fawn Island isn't really purely a captivating barren region hideaway, it's the access to geographical regions of inspiration and which means in addition. From its pine-clad shorelines he probes for insights into the character of neighborliness and independence, of neighborhood and solitude. Out of an old Ojibwe legend comes an exploration of non-public loss and lifestyles after loss of life. wooden questions the inspiration of being a "force of nature" and the idea that of the passage of time within the context of likely everlasting timber, lakes, rock ledges, and stars. From underneath the ascending trunks of pines comes an inquiry into the foundations of optimism, and eventually, a private reaction to the everlasting query: Is the universe a pleasant position? Embedded within the textual content like roots of the island's pines is Wood's mild, self-effacing humor and the author's personal unique pen-and-ink drawings that beautifully evoke the poetry and secret of this "small little bit of rock and tree," this "lucky position" within the desert. Douglas wooden is the best-selling writer of numerous books for readers of every age, together with previous Turtle (1992) and Paddle Whispers (1992), Grandad's Prayers of the Earth (1999) and the recent What Dads cannot Do (2000). one of many North Country's so much skilled desolate tract publications, he has led dozens of canoe journeys involved in ecology, normal background, and private progress. He lives close to Sartell, Minnesota.

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The Cultural Geography Reader by Timothy Oakes, Patricia Price

By Timothy Oakes, Patricia Price

The Cultural Geography Reader draws together fifty-two vintage and modern abridged readings that characterize the scope of the self-discipline and its key techniques. Readings have been selected according to their originality, accessibility and empirical concentration, permitting scholars to understand the conceptual and theoretical instruments of cultural geography in the course of the grounded study of major students within the box. all of the eight sections starts off with an advent that discusses the main thoughts, its background and relation to cultural geography and connections to different disciplines and practices. Six to seven abridged e-book chapters and magazine articles, each one with their very own centred introductions, also are integrated in every one part.

The clarity, extensive scope, and insurance of either vintage and modern items from the USA and united kingdom makes The Cultural Geography Reader correct and available for a wide viewers of undergraduate scholars and graduate scholars alike. It bridges the various nationwide traditions within the US and united kingdom, in addition to introducing the span of vintage and modern cultural geography. In doing so, it provides the teacher and pupil with a flexible but enduring benchmark text.

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International Assistance and State-University Relations by Jo Bastiaens

By Jo Bastiaens

This ebook explores the ambitions, efforts and results of overseas advice to better schooling during the last 3 many years and investigates how those have impacted altering State-university kin. concentrating on the case learn of Indonesia, Bastiaens demonstrates how foreign relief facilitated and from time to time actively inspired altering styles of state-university family from nation keep an eye on in the direction of better institutional autonomy. by using a variety of case experiences from through the state and important research of the relationships among overseas donors and household reformers, Bastiaens exhibits how the tutorial procedure of Indonesia used to be in a position to diversify assets, make cash, and turn into more and more self sustaining from executive.

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Stone Age of Qeqertarsuup Tunua (Disko Bugt): A regional by Jens Fog Jensen

By Jens Fog Jensen

The Stone Age occupations of Qeqertarsuup Tunua (Disko Bugt) are one of the such a lot completely surveyed and top identified in Greenland. This quantity provides the result of the author's examine on a neighborhood scale in addition to at the scale of a unmarried camp website. It specializes in the horizontal dimensions instead of stratigraphies. The significant pursuits are descriptions of payment styles, living forms and the spatial organization of dwellings. Saqqaq and Dorset tradition websites are awarded and the implications are synthesised and mentioned in terms of prior study within the related area in addition to when it comes to the Palaeo-Eskimo settlements in different components of Greenland.

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Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An by Ademola Abass (ed.), Francesca Ippolito (ed.)

By Ademola Abass (ed.), Francesca Ippolito (ed.)

This booklet is a finished review of nearby responses to the main issue within the asylum/refugee approach and significantly examines how diverse areas take on the matter. The chapters reflect on the elemental demanding situations which undermine an efficient asylum strategy in addition to neighborhood problems with a number of the conditions surrounding African asylum seekers. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin the US, South Asia and the center East, the gathering strives to understand what informs each one region's method of the asylum method and asks if there are matters universal to each quarter and if areas can study from one another. together with a dialogue at the safeguard of asylum seekers in the African human rights procedure, the ebook seeks an knowing of what felony regime exists for the security of refugees and the way neighborhood associations resembling human rights commissions and local courts implement and adjudicate the law.The ebook should be helpful to these drawn to overseas legislations, migration and human rights.

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Regional Analysis and Policy: The Greek Experience by Harry Coccossis, Yannis Psycharis

By Harry Coccossis, Yannis Psycharis

Regional improvement is attracting the eye of coverage makers and scientists back, as areas, city facilities and rural parts, event big pressures, rather in Europe, on account of globalization and geopolitical alterations which bring about alterations in spatial buildings and dynamics.

This booklet relies at the contributions of Greek nearby technological know-how examine offered on the 2006 Congress of the eu neighborhood technology organization at Volos, Greece.

The contributions chosen to be awarded during this publication handle those alterations supplying a clean check out local improvement. they supply an outline of neighborhood improvement matters from Greek nearby scientists however the concerns mentioned pervade Greek particularities and stimulate brooding about nearby technological know-how, local improvement and nearby coverage within the early twenty-first century.

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Young Architects 6 if...Then: Architectural Speculation (No. by Architectural League of N, Anne Rieselbach, Stan Allen

By Architectural League of N, Anne Rieselbach, Stan Allen

If...Then: Architectural hypothesis is the 6th in an annual sequence of courses that includes paintings by way of proficient architects chosen through The Architectural League of latest York's younger Architects pageant jury. This 12 months, entrants have been requested to discover the method of architectural hypothesis: the act of mind's eye that precedes each paintings, projecting destiny occasions in an area that doesn't but exist. The winners of the competitionFernando Romero; Tobias Lundquist; Anthony Piermarini and Hansy L. higher Barraza; Keith Mitnick, Mireille Roddier, and Stewart Hicks; Tom Wiscombe; and Gail Peter Bordentake in this problem and creatively handle the social and political assumptionssurrounding architectural construction via a rethinking of website, software, shape, expertise, and fabrics.

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A Cultural History of Modern Science in China by Benjamin A. Elman

By Benjamin A. Elman

Historians of technological know-how and Sinologists have lengthy wanted a unified narrative to explain the chinese language improvement of contemporary technological know-how, drugs, and know-how considering that 1600. They welcomed the looks in 2005 of Benjamin Elman's masterwork, on their lonesome phrases. Now Elman has retold the tale of the Jesuit impression on overdue imperial China, circa 1600-1800, and the Protestant period in early sleek China from the 1840s to 1900 in a concise and available shape excellent for the school room. This coherent account of the emergence of recent technological know-how in China areas that emergence in ancient context for either common scholars of recent technological know-how and experts of China. (20070112)

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Art market and connoisseurship : a closer look at paintings by Anna Tummers, Koenraad Jonckheere

By Anna Tummers, Koenraad Jonckheere

The query even if seventeenthcentury painters comparable to Rembrandt and Rubens created the work that have been later offered below their names, has prompted many a heated debate. a lot continues to be unknown concerning the ways that work have been produced, assessed, priced, and advertised. for instance, did modern connoisseurs count on masters similar to Rembrandt to color their works fullyyt by means of their very own hand? Who was once credited being able to examine work? How did a painting’s expense relate to its caliber? and the way did connoisseurship swap because the artwork marketplace grew to become more and more advanced? The participants to this crucial quantity hint the evolution of connoisseurship within the booming artwork marketplace of the 17th- and eighteenth centuries. between them are the popular Golden Age students Eric Jan Sluijter, Hans Van Miegroet and Neil De Marchi. it's not to be neglected by means of an individual with an curiosity within the previous Masters and the early sleek artwork marketplace.

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