Market Forces

Author: Richard K. Morgan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345457765

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3831

From the award-winning author of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels–a turbocharged new thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment, and freedom is a dangerous proposition . . . A coup in Cambodia. Guns to Guatemala. For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling. In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other–in exchange for a share of the spoils. To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator: sharp-suited, hard-driving gunslingers who operate armored vehicles and follow a Samurai code. And Chris Faulkner is just the man for the job. He fought his way out of London’s zone of destitution. And his kills are making him famous. But unlike his best friend and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has a side that outsiders cannot see: the side his wife is trying to salvage, that another woman–a porn star turned TV news reporter–is trying to exploit. Steeped in blood, eyed by common criminals looking for a shot at fame, Faulkner is living on borrowed time. Until he’s given one last shot at getting out alive. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Market Forces

Author: Richard Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575085851

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4133

Chris Faulkner has just landed the job of his dreams. But Shorn Associates are market leaders in Conflict Investment. They expect results, they expect the best. Chris has one very high-profile kill to his name already but he will have to drive hard and go for kill after kill if he's to keep his bosses happy. All he has to do in the meantime is stay alive ... Morgan's new futuristic thriller is perfect for any fan of the modern thriller. It combines the big ideas of Michael Crichton with a pounding narrative drive.

The Market Forces in Adoption

Author: Madelyn Freundlich

Publisher: Child Welfare League of Amer

ISBN: 9780878689132

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 137

View: 4449

The controversies in adoption have extended across a spectrum of policy and practice issues, and although the issues have become clear, resolution has not been achieved nor has consensus developed regarding a framework on which to improve the quality of adoption policy and practice. This book is the second in a series to use an ethics-based framework for analyzing and resolving these complex challenges in adoption while avoiding the divisiveness that has heretofore impeded their resolution. This book considers various aspects of the business of adoption in terms of market factors. With the shifting demographics of infant adoption, international adoption, and special needs adoption, issues are raised in this book about the role of money in adoption, who holds the "power" in adoption, and to whom adoption professionals are accountable. Questions examined in the book include the extent to which there has been a commodification of children placed with adoptive families, how the adoption process is regulated and by whom, the impact of resources on the roles of birth and adoptive parents, the relevance of accountability in adoption, and how market forces undermine ethical adoption practice. The book concludes by noting that although powerful market forces are in play, professionals from all fields of adoption are raising questions about the ethics of current practice and are challenging policies that may have been tolerated, and therefore, the environment may be ready for reshaping the forces that drive adoption. (Contains 194 references.) (KB)

Media and Market Forces

Challanges and Opportunities : Proceedings of the Regional Seminars and National Colloquium

Author: V. S. Gupta,Rajeshwar Dyal,Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170226987

Category: Communication

Page: 266

View: 2849

Contributed research papers of various seminars organized by Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

The Romantic Economist

A Story of Love and Market Forces

Author: William Nicolson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730415

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 1399

An economist, tired of being dumped by a string of girlfriends, tries to apply the clear, rational rules of economics to his sputtering love life, including playing hard to get by reducing your supply and finding a new girlfriend by finding an undervalued asset. Original.


How Companies Become Unstoppable Market Forces

Author: Ron Ricci,John Volkmann

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781578515226

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 679

When it comes to new products and services, what moves customers to buy? Why do they choose one product over another? What makes them bank on a company’s future? These are the billion-dollar questions facing all companies competing in highly connected markets—and today’s answers will determine tomorrow’s market leaders. In this book, marketing and communications experts Ron Ricci and John Volkmann argue that the unique features of digital products—and of consumer goods that contain digital components—force customers to consider the viability of the company behind the solution to their problems. Picking a losing company could mean getting stuck with products that can’t be upgraded or services that can’t be extended. So customers buy from the company that they believe will be the long-term—indeed, the inevitable—winner. They buy from the company that has what the authors call momentum. More than sheer motion, momentum is mass, speed, and direction, combined in a value proposition so compelling that all constituents in a given marketplace believe it—and want to go with it. Ricci and Volkmann provide a practical formula—borrowed from the world of physics and proven in the marketplace—for how companies build and sustain momentum. Drawing upon their intensive study of 20,000 consumer and corporate buyers, the authors also reveal the “six forces of digital differentiation” that characterize “inevitable” market winners in the customer’s mind. Ricci and Volkmann introduce a “momentum index” that will enable senior management, product marketers, and marketing communication strategists to: - Measure a brand’s momentum against that of its competitors Diagnose a company’s strengths and weaknesses as a market contender - Develop an action plan for sustaining or strengthening a competitive position - Apply momentum strategies to the digital features of traditional offerings For anyone responsible for managing or communicating about a company and its brands, this book shows how companies can ride momentum to industry dominance. Ron Ricci is Vice President of Marketing for Cisco Systems. John Volkmann is Vice President of Strategic Communications at Advanced Micro Devices.

The Economics of U.S. Health Care Policy: The Role of Market Forces

The Role of Market Forces

Author: Frank W. Musgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 963

Designed as a primary text for courses in health care economics and policy analysis, this comprehensive work places the issues and economic analysis of the health care industry in the context of market forces driving the industry, including negotiated markets, managed care, and the growing influence of oligopolies. Written in accessible prose, without the aid of technical jargon and mathematical formulations, the content is rich with applicable, understandable economic concepts and analysis, and examples of market failure and government involvement. Some of the major policy issues covered are drug pricing, Medicare and Medicaid reform, the medically uninsured, for-profit hospital monopoly price power, managed care competitive pricing, and new negotiated markets. The relevant economic concepts employed in the text include price elasticity of demand/supply, market structure from competitive to oligopolistic markets, monopoly pricing power, measures of health care inflation and the biases of the CPI, demand and supply factors, inverse relationship of present health care expenditures as a percentage of GDP, measures/concepts of efficiency, and the role of government in a market era.

Gender, Ethnicity, Market Forces, and College Choices

Observations of Ethnic Chinese in Korea

Author: Sheena Choi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815340300

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 9308

Significant underestimates of cooling loads can result from the use of rural temperature data. This guide presents the results of long-term measurements of air temperatures at 80 sites around London and includes on a diskette a design tool to allow the designer to modify Bracknell temperature data. It also outlines techniques to reduce the effects of the Central London heat island by careful design of the building and its surroundings.

Beyond Market Forces

Regulating the Global Security Industry

Author: James Cockayne

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 333

View: 2371

Surveys the existing state of national, international, and corporate-level regulation of the security industry, including more than forty Codes of Conduct. Thirty case studies look at frameworks for implementing and enforcing standards in other global industries such as the extractive, textile and apparel, toy, toxic waste, financial, sporting, chemical, and veterinary industries, drawing lessons from these industries for the security industry. Identifies five different types of implementation and enforcement: a watchdog, an accreditation scheme, an arbitral tribunal, a harmonization scheme, and a club.

Mega Media

How Market Forces are Transforming News

Author: Nancy Maynard

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 0970129203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 1104

This report attempts to find an honest and different way to understand the future of news across media. Its assesment begins in the marketplace and follows a maze of business practices back to the newsroom - not to celebrate the economic trends driving the news, but to identify the true leverage points shaping this brave new digital-information world.

Market Forces and World Development

Author: Renee Prendergast,Frances Stewart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134923138X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 2099

The increasing liberalization and globalisation of the world economy has not been accompanied by covergence in the various indicators of economic and social development. The papers in this volume go some way towards explaining why the increasing reliance on market forces may lead to greater divergences in economic performance. They also point to the importance for the development process of social solidarity and institutions which encourage co-operative approaches to problem solving.

Social Rights and Market Forces

Is the Open Coordination of Employment and Social Policies the Future of Social Europe?

Author: Olivier de Schutter,Simon F. Deakin

Publisher: Emile Bruylant


Category: European Union countries

Page: 351

View: 5946

This collection of essays examines the development of new modes of governance in the European Union, asking whether - and under which conditions - these new modes of governance offer a way out of the dilemmas which have plagued debates on 'Social Europe' since the very creation of the European Economic Community, and whether they may inspire developments in other fields. We focus in particular on the open method of coordination, both as an element of the European Employment Strategy and as a tool in the social policy. The open method of coordination is one of a number of new governance mechanisms which seek to foster mutual learning between the Member States and to limit the phenomenon of competitive deregulation in the internal market, while at the same time respecting the diversity of national practices and the existing division of powers between the European Community and the Member States. We sought to confront the practice of the open method of coordination with a number of different approaches to collective action proposed within the current debate on modes of governance. Our hypothesis was that the notion of 'reflexive governance' might serve to identify existing limitations of the current model under which the open method of coordination functions, and to help us come up with possible solutions for overcoming these limitations, especially as the open method of coordination may expand to other policy areas.

Market forces

Author: David Milsted

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8910

Employment Deconcentration in European Metropolitan Areas

Market Forces versus Planning Regulations

Author: Eran Razin,Martin Dijst,Carmen Vázquez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402057628

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 5430

This book provides a comparative perspective on employment deconcentration within selected European metropolitan areas. The book introduces a comparative framework, followed by eight chapter-length case studies: three based in northern Europe, three in the south European-Mediterranean region and two in post-Communist central Europe. Most chapters examine two metropolitan areas, usually a large and a smaller one. The comparison reveals considerable variations in the magnitude, form, and process of employment deconcentration.

Higher Education Governance Between Democratic Culture, Academic Aspirations and Market Forces

Author: Jürgen Kohler,Josef Huber

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287159572

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 1077

This publication is the result of a conference on higher education governance, held in Strasbourg in September 2005, and also the outcome of a project launched by the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research. It considers current challenges relating to governance issues the higher education sector in Europe, in the context of the Bologna Process which seeks to establish a European Higher Education Area, including governance in its wider societal context of change; a literature review; case studies from Georgia, Estonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Turkey; suggestions for further development and the conference report.

Readings in Applied Microeconomic Theory

Market Forces and Solutions

Author: Robert E. Kuenne

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631220701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 5010

Readings in Applied Microeconomic Theory: Market Forces and Solutions presents both classic articles fundamental to microeconomic analysis as well as modern treatments of frontier issues in applied theory. Complementary to standard textbook treatments, the readings and their bibliographies offer further coverage of new fields such as game theory, decision-making under uncertainty theory, and auction theory.