Recent Books

  • Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers Matthew Slaughter, Kenneth F. Scheve
    Institute for International Economics, 2001

    While concerns about the impact of globalization on the environment, human rights, and other issues are an important part of the politics of globalization, the authors of this book argue that it is the link between policy liberalization, worker interests, and individual opinions that forms the foundation for the backlash against liberalization in the United States.

  • Guide to Presentations Mary Munter, Lynn Russell
    Prentice Hall Series in Advanced Business Communication Prentice Hall, 2001

    A concise, practical book for those who give professional presentations. It shows you how you can: relax and enhance your credibility before, during, and after your presentation; design slides to highlight key data and hold your audience’s interest; improve your nonverbal image (gestures, voice, stance); make sure your audience remembers the main points of your presentation; and become a more persuasive presenter.

  • Guide to Meetings Mary Munter, Michael Netzley
    Prentice Hall Series in Advanced Business Communication Prentice Hall, 2001

    Tips to assure that your meetings will be: necessary, not a waste of time; marked by healthy discussion, not hostile confrontation; interesting and well organized; based on new technology when appropriate; a place for people to share, rather than show off, their ideas; constructive and creative; inclusive; a forum for decisions that get acted upon; and efficient.

  • The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage Vijay Govindarajan, Anil K. Gupta, C.K. Prahalad
    Jossey-Bass, 2001

    With illustrated conceptual frameworks for understanding the realities of today’s global industry and knowledge businesses, Global Dominance provides executives with skills in identifying world market opportunities, converting global presence into competitive advantage, and in rethinking answers to classic business questions. It is a cutting-edge, thoughtful work that will inspire entrepreneurs, students, politicians, and decision makers.

  • Managing Strategic Relationships: The Key to Business Success Leonard Greenhalgh
    Free Press, 2001

    Contrary to the gospel of a century of management thinkers, the primary job of the manager is no longer to plan, organize, direct, or control. Instead, today’s successful managers are primarily negotiators. Greenhalgh shows how to foster, coach, protect, and support collaborative relationships and manage conflict with peers, workers, bosses, suppliers, customers, regulators, competitors, and stakeholders.

  • Strategic Supremacy: How Industry Leaders Create Growth, Wealth, and Power Through Spheres of Influe Richard A. D'Aveni
    Free Press, 2001

    Counter-revolutionary strategies and tactics that any industry leader or established company can use to defend itself against revolutionaries, disrupters, or hypercompetitors. D’Aveni presents a framework that will enable any resource-rich or clever defender to gain strategic supremacy by being first to define the playing field. Case analyses include Disney, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.