DAVID A. SMITH is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in urbanization, comparative-historical sociology, world-system analysis, East Asian political economy, and political sociology.
JOZSEF BOROCZ is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Hungarian Studies at Rutgers University. His special interests are international development, state socialism and its legacy, economic sociology, historical-comparative macrosociology, class and stratification, and labor and leisure migration.
In conclusion, the authors contend that modern analysis of development economics is plagued with logical ills, misleading notions, and a weak theoretical structure that lacks scientific appeal. Most of the theories, except for those of Marx and Schumpeter, neglect an analysis of the mechanism of change.
Interprets the ongoing transformation of west European public authority in the context of the global geopolitical economy of competition, cooperation and conflict
Examines the consequences of west European integration for the global system in a longue-durée perspective, developing a new, geopolitical dialect within world-systems analysis, sharpening some of the conceptual tools developed by its paradigm-setters.
Develops a new conceptualization for the EU’s global geopolitical strategy, which the author describes this strategy as the elasticity of size
Developing a deeper understanding of global social change and west European strategies of global advantage-maintenance and power-management, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics, International Politics, International Relations Theory and Globalization Studies.
In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy, now updated with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans”—untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.
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