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The Leap of Faith
The Leap of Faith

by Sven H. Steinmo

This book examines the evolution of the relationship between taxpayers and their states in Sweden, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Romania, and asks why tax compliance is so much higher in some countries than others. The book shows that successful states have built strong administrative capacities, tax citizens fairly and equitabl...


Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries
Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries

by Daniel Wagner, Nathan Castillo, Suzanne Grant Lewis

Improving learning evidence and outcomes for those most in need in developing countries is at the heart of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG4). This timely volume brings together contributions on current empirical research and analysis of emerging trends that focus on improving the quality of education through ...


Measuring the Business Value of Cloud Computing
Measuring the Business Value of Cloud Computing

by Theo Lynn, John G. Mooney, Pierangelo Rosati, Grace Fox

The importance of demonstrating the value achieved from IT investments is long established in the Computer Science (CS) and Information Systems (IS) literature. However, emerging technologies such as the ever-changing complex area of cloud computing present new challenges and opportunities for demonstrating how IT investments lead to business value...


Managing Distributed Cloud Applications and Infrastructure
Managing Distributed Cloud Applications and Infrastructure

by Theo Lynn, John G. Mooney, Jörg Domaschka, Keith A. Ellis

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), combined with greater heterogeneity not only online in cloud computing architectures but across the cloud-to-edge continuum, is introducing new challenges for managing applications and infrastructure across this continuum. The scale and complexity is simply so complex that it is no longer realistic for...


Like Nobody's Business
Like Nobody's Business

by Andrew C. Comrie

How do university finances really work? From flagship public research universities to small, private liberal arts colleges, there are few aspects of these institutions associated with more confusion, myths or lack of understanding than how they fund themselves and function in the business of higher education. Using simple, approachable explanati...


The Business of Plant Breeding
The Business of Plant Breeding

by Gabrielle Persley, Vivienne Anthony

The Business of Plant Breeding is the result of a study on demand-led plant variety design for markets in Africa, sharing best practices from private and public sector breeding programmes worldwide that are applicable to improving tropical crops in Africa. Beginning with an overview of the principles of demand-led plant breeding, the book then d...


Doing Business 2020
Doing Business 2020

by The World Bank

The Doing Business 2020 study shows that developing economies are catching up with developed economies in ease of doing business. Still, the gap remains wide. An entrepreneur in a low-income economy typically spends around 50 percent of the country's per-capita income to launch a company, compared with just 4.2 percent for an entrepreneur i...


The Entrepreneurial Society
The Entrepreneurial Society

by Mark Sanders, Axel Marx, Mikael Stenkula

This book is an outcome of the EU's Horizon 2020 project 'Financial and Institutional Reforms for an Entrepreneurial Society' (FIRES). Building on historical, economic and legal analysis, and combining methods and data across disciplines, the authors provide policymakers, stakeholders and scholars with valuable new tools for assessin...


Travel Marketing, Tourism Economics and the Airline Product
Travel Marketing, Tourism Economics and the Airline Product

by Mark Anthony Camilleri

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to travel marketing, tourism economics and the airline product. At the same time, it provides an overview on the political, socio-economic, environmental and technological impacts of tourism and its related sectors.This publication covers both theory and practice in an engaging style, that will spark ...


Business Process Management Cases
Business Process Management Cases

by Jan vom Brocke, Jan Mendling

This book is the first to present a rich selection of over 30 real-world cases of how leading organizations conduct Business Process Management (BPM). The cases stem from a diverse set of industry sectors and countries on different continents, reporting on best practices and lessons learned. The book showcases how BPM can contribute to both exploit...


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