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7. What works?

7. What works?  

Avinash Dixit

in Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779824
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.003.0007
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Given the long list of defects in markets and governments outlined in this VSI, the world has not fared too badly. ‘What works?’ concludes that a mixed economy — where competitive markets ... More
3. What does it mean to be an organization?

3. What does it mean to be an organization?  

Mary Jo Hatch

in Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777851
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584536.003.0003
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‘What does it mean to be an organization?’ focuses on how meaning is created in organizations. Meaning derives from the social construction of reality — how reality is defined by individual ... More
6. Where do we go from here?

6. Where do we go from here?  

Mary Jo Hatch

in Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777851
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584536.003.0006
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‘Where do we go from here?’ provides some thoughts on the future of organizations and organizing. In the modern world, the mix-and-match pastiche of work conditions will cause constant ... More
1. Life and times

1. Life and times  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0001
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There is more to Adam Smith than The Wealth of Nations, a book on the workings of the economy. He wrote an important treatise on moral philosophy, published an exceptionally well-informed ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
3. Sympathetic spectators

3. Sympathetic spectators  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0003
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Adam Smith published The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759. What the book sets out to do is investigate or analyse how, in practice, judgments and decisions about what is right or wrong ... More
Introduction. Five theses on the history of Hollywood

Introduction. Five theses on the history of Hollywood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0001
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9780199943548
The main focus of this VSI is on the big picture: the adoption of new technologies, responses to competition from independent filmmakers, and the impact of the political and cultural tumult ... More
3. The Industrial Revolution

3. The Industrial Revolution  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0003
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‘The Industrial Revolution’ shows that the period from 1760 to 1850 was a turning point in world history, for it inaugurated the era of sustained economic growth. Technological change was ... More
3. Producers

3. Producers  

Avinash Dixit

in Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779824
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.003.0003
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‘Producers’ addresses production, an activity that transforms inputs (raw materials and other produced goods, as well as services of labour, land, and capital) into outputs. Producers must ... More
Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

Organizations: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Jo Hatch

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777851
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584536.001.0001
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9780199584536
Organizations are everywhere, but have you ever considered where they came from, what they are today, and what they may become in the future? Organizations: A Very Short Introduction ... More
4. Who does organizing serve?

4. Who does organizing serve?  

Mary Jo Hatch

in Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777851
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584536.003.0004
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‘Who does organizing serve?’ examines the power dynamics that exist within organizations. Power can be described as one's ability to influence others, either formally (from a management ... More
6. Winning strategies

6. Winning strategies  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0006
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9780198712152
The field of behavioural ecology, developed in the 1960s and 1970s, offered new ideas and provided powerful ways of exploring how behaviour evolves. Behavioural ecology examines how the ... More
4. Sex roles and stereotypes

4. Sex roles and stereotypes  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191823930
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0004
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‘Sex roles and stereotypes’ examines the notion, implicit in many of the original ideas about sexual selection, that males and females have natural ‘roles’ with characteristic behaviour ... More
4. Is capitalism everywhere the same?

4. Is capitalism everywhere the same?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0004
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9780198726074
‘Is capitalism everywhere the same?’ considers the diversity and/or uniformity of capitalist societies today by looking at the development and transformation of three systems of managed ... More
1. What is capitalism?

1. What is capitalism?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0001
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‘What is capitalism?’ examines the different forms that capitalism has taken, from the merchant capitalism of the 17th-century, through capitalist production in the 19th, to the financial ... More
7. The future of genomics

7. The future of genomics  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191827877
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0007
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9780198786207
‘The future of genomics’ explores some of the ways in which genome science will continue to expand the frontiers of human knowledge, as well as change our world and the way we interact with ... More
4. How secondary EU law is made

4. How secondary EU law is made  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0005
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9780198749981
The EU has a number of law-making procedures, which seek to reconcile swirling national, institutional, and political rivalries. Like all legislation, the measures they generate represent ... More
Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction  

Avinash Dixit

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779824
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.001.0001
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9780199689378
Microeconomics — individuals' choices of where to live and work, how much to save, what to buy, and firms' decisions about location, hiring, firing, and investment — involves issues that ... More
1. Darwin’s other big idea

1. Darwin’s other big idea  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191823930
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0001
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9780198778752
The idea that males and females often look, sound, smell, and behave differently is uncontroversial. Where those differences came from, however, and what role they play in various ... More
6. The Doha Development Agenda

6. The Doha Development Agenda  

Amrita Narlikar

in The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776168
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806086.003.0006
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9780192806086
‘The Doha Development Agenda’ reviews the launch and progress of this attempt to correct inequalities for developing nations in the World Trade Organization. The DDA was borne out of the ... More

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