Aimed at globalising companies, institutional investors, business researchers, students and practitioners. Guerilla Capitalism analyses the nature of the business system and behaviour of state owned enterprises in Vietnam. Written by an expert author, the book is based on first hand case studies containing full and frank interviews with local managers on the country’s business culture. It thus provides those seeking to do business in Vietnam with an unparalleled insight into how and why its businesses in general, and state owned enterprises in particular, are structured and managed, a topic about which little has been previously written. The book also presents researchers and students with a comprehensive, societal approach to the study of organisational behaviour, and offers a distinctive interpretation of the common problems of state owned enterprises in transitional economies that goes beyond the traditional economic explanation. Is written by a Vietnamese academic whose unique access gave him an in-depth knowledge and understanding of business practices in Vietnam Provides information on the business environment in Vietnam Provides a comprehensive and innovative explanation and interpretation of the business system in Vietnam based on real world case studies and observations
Brand warfare is real. Guerrilla Marketing details the Colombian government’s efforts to transform Marxist guerrilla fighters in the FARC into consumer citizens. Alexander L. Fattal shows how the market has become one of the principal grounds on which counterinsurgency warfare is waged and postconflict futures are imagined in Colombia. This layered case study illuminates a larger phenomenon: the convergence of marketing and militarism in the twenty-first century. Taking a global view of information warfare, Guerrilla Marketing combines archival research and extensive fieldwork not just with the Colombian Ministry of Defense and former rebel communities, but also with political exiles in Sweden and peace negotiators in Havana. Throughout, Fattal deftly intertwines insights into the modern surveillance state, peace and conflict studies, and humanitarian interventions, on one hand, with critical engagements with marketing, consumer culture, and late capitalism on the other. The result is a powerful analysis of the intersection of conflict and consumerism in a world where governance is increasingly structured by brand ideology and wars sold as humanitarian interventions. Full of rich, unforgettable ethnographic stories, Guerrilla Marketing is a stunning and troubling analysis of the mediation of global conflict.
This section contains a collection of books on the underground economy and related subject matter. The books range from scholarly treatises to the nuts-and-bolts of moonlighting, bartering, evading price controls and rationing, smuggling, and dodging regulations and taxes which hamstring the "mainstream" economy. The underground economy is the free market. May your taxes be low, and all your trades be profitable... "If you believe that government regulations are wise rules set up for the benefit of all of us and taxes are our fair share of common duties, then you wouldn't want to read this book". -- Dillinger Relic What is good is "believing in" free enterprise if you don't practice it? This book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do business "off the books". Doing business without a license; Getting customers to pay in cash; Keeping two sets of books; Investing unreported income; And much more. Highlighted with case histories of successful guerrilla capitalists.
"Economic Shocks and Authoritarian Stability hones in on the economic challenges facing authoritarian regimes through a set of comparative case studies, which include Iran, Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, the Eastern bloc countries, China, and Taiwan, authored by the top experts in these countries. Through these comparative case studies, this volume provides readers with the analytical tools for assessing whether the current round of economic shocks will lead to political instability or even regime change among the world's autocracies. This volume identifies the duration of economic shocks, the regime's control over the financial system, and the strength of the ruling party as key variables to explain whether authoritarian regimes would maintain the status quo, adjust their support coalitions, or fall from power after economic shocks"--
Are you fed up with giving so much of your hard earned cash to the government, then watching it get spent on ridiculous pork barrel special interest projects? Would you like to hold on to more of your money for your own special interest projects? The underground economy continues to grow in spite of ever widening attempts by the administration to regulate and tax everything we do. Millions of Americans are practicing free enterprise in today's increasingly unfree society. You too can beat the system and operate your business tax free as a "guerilla capitalist." Find out how people operate Deep Inside the Underground Economy. This is the most comprehensive how-to book available for those entrepreneurial individuals who have decided to end their slavery to wages and to government taxation as well. Discover how you can keep more of what you earn for yourself. Here you will find complete and up-to-date information on the ins and outs of guerilla capitalism and the underground economy in this country. Read case histories of real guerilla capitalists and find out exactly what worked for them and how they did it. What are the pitfalls you have to be careful of when you are moonlighting on weekends for cash or working entirely for yourself instead of working for wages? Is it possible to continue to have a legitimate above ground business and still skim off unreported income? How have other people worked out the problem of laundering money successfully? How do you keep your unreported income hidden? Find out the answers to these questions and more. If you are still working as a wage slave, but would like to move into the world of guerilla capitalists, this is the book that tells you exactly how to do it. You'll find out what the best businesses to operate are and why others wouldn't work. You'll find out how you can fiddle with your tax records so you can manage to keep more of your money out of the gaping maw of the IRS and yourself out of the prison industrial complex. Find out if barter would work for you. Is there any way to avoid banks? This is the book that shows you the ropes on the underground economy. You can find freedom in today's economy. Get Deep Inside the Underground Economy -- How Millions of Americans Are Practicing Free Enterprise in an Unfree Society and get started as a guerilla capitalist today. Book jacket.
|Author||: John McKay,G. J. Missen|
|Release Date||: 1994|
|Pages||: 33 pages|
|Author||: Marco Orru,Nicole Woolsey Biggart,Gary Hamilton|
|Release Date||: 1997|
|ISBN 10||: 9780761904809|
|Pages||: 426 pages|
East Asia's dynamic entrance into the global economy has provided a fruitful avenue for research in economic sociology. In this perceptive and timely volume, the authors theorize Asian capitalism and analyze the economic organization of East Asia. Presenting differing dimensions of a Weberian perspective, the authors first provide a theoretical grounding, then consider capitalism in East Asia comparatively, and finally contrast the economies of East Asia and Europe. The book shows how radically different social and cultural institutions can lead to economies that are organized in remarkably similar ways.
Social Policy has been a key dimension of dynamic economic growth in East Asia's 'little tigers' and is also a prominent strand of their responses to the financial crisis of the late 1990s. This systematic comparative analysis of social policy in the region focuses on the key sectors of education, health, housing and social security. It sets these sectoral analyses in wider contexts of debates about developmental states, the East Asian welfare model and globalization.
The first documented, systematic study of a truly revolutionary subject, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to guerrilla warfare. It concisely explains unorthodox strategies that transform disadvantages into benefits.
This is a Ph.D. dissertation. What are the effects of growth on equality in a long-term perspective? What are the effects of different patterns of equality on subsequent growth? And why are these questions relevant for the understanding of economic develo