• Chicago, 4 mai 1886 : alors que s'achève un meeting politique réunissant des centaines d'ouvriers, la police lance un assaut brutal pour disperser la foule. Soudain, une bombe explose, tuant huit policiers et en blessant plusieurs dizaines d'autres. Cet événement à l'immense retentissement, Rudolph Schnaubelt en est le témoin privilégié. Fraîchement débarqué d'Allemagne, ce jeune homme cultivé, sans le sou mais décidé à conquérir l'Amérique, fait rapidement l'apprentissage d'une réalité qui lui glace le sang : de New York à Chicago, il découvre la tragique condition des ouvriers, surtout quand ils sont, comme lui, étrangers. Mais comment se dresser face aux injustices dans cette société conservatrice avide de profits où la presse n'est pas libre et la répression policière, sanglante ? Tiraillé entre son engagement pour la cause ouvrière aux côtés de Louis Lingg, un militant anarchiste charismatique, et sa passion pour la belle Elsie, Rudolph va faire un choix qui changera à jamais le cours de sa vie et celui de l'histoire.

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  • À Kansas City, en cette fin de 19e siècle, tout le monde connaît le grand magasin Boulger, dont le fronton arbore fièrement le nom de son propriétaire. Pourtant, chaque jour la concurrence se fait plus rude et, quand survient un ralentissement des affaires, la faillite menace l'entreprise jusqu'ici prospère. Que faire pour éviter la ruine ? Et si, par un malheureux coup du sort, le magasin était ravagé par le feu ? Il suffirait alors d'empocher les primes d'assurance avant de repartir sur de nouvelles bases avec un bon pactole en poche. Mais pour cela, Boulger a besoin d'un complice. Or, qui mieux que le jeune Tryon, cet employé avide de réussite, calculateur et amoureux de la fille du patron, pourrait se charger de la basse besogne ? Cependant, lorsque le plan mûrement réfléchi est enfin mis à exécution, les événements vont prendre une tournure pour le moins inattendue.
    Avec une ironie mordante, Frank Harris dresse le portrait implacable de deux hommes, l'un vaniteux, l'autre ambitieux, prêts à tout pour arriver à leurs fins et d'une société prompte à célébrer des héros là où il n'y a que des hommes ordinaires motivés par leurs intérêts.

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  • Qui était Oscar Wilde ?

    « Je l'ai connu pendant près de vingt ans, intimement, depuis l'université jusqu'à sa mort. Je l'ai vu au temps des luttes de ses débuts, puis soulevé par la vague culminante du succès pour s'effondrer l'instant d'après dans l'abîme de la haine et du mépris populaires. Je l'ai visité dans sa prison, j'ai partagé ses joies quand il fut libre. Je l'aimais du commencement à la fin, comme nous autres, mortels, pouvons aimer, avec des interludes de vaines colères et de désaccords passagers, mais somme toute, avec une admiration enthousiaste et une affection constante. » Frank Harris fait ici le portrait d'un artiste d'exception, causeur érudit à l'humour décapant et à la voix ensorcelante, dandy extravagant dont la flamboyance fascine et agace, auteur brillant de textes drôles et satiriques tout comme d'ouvres à la beauté profonde et douloureuse. Mais sous le regard à la fois critique et admiratif de Harris, Oscar Wilde apparaît aussi dans toute sa complexité, ses ambiguïtés, ses faiblesses : un homme victime de ses passions et d'une société dont Harris fustige le puritanisme, l'étroitesse d'esprit et l'injustice.

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  • This open access book examines more than two centuries of societal development using novel historical and statistical approaches. It applies the well-being monitor developed by Statistics Netherlands that has been endorsed by a significant part of the international, statistical community. 

    It features The Netherlands as a case study, which is an especially interesting example; although it was one of the world's richest countries around 1850, extreme poverty and inequality were significant problems of well-being at the time. Monitors of 1850, 1910, 1970 and 2015 depict the changes in three dimensions of well-being: the quality of life 'here and now', 'later' and 'elsewhere'. The analysis of two centuries shows the solutions to the extreme poverty problem and the appearance of new sustainability problems, especially in domestic and foreign ecological systems. 

    The study also reveals the importance of natural capital: soil, air, water and subsoil resources, showing their relation with the social structure of the `here and now´. Treatment and trade of natural resources also impacted on the quality of life `later' and `elsewhere.' Further, the book illustrates the role of natural capital by dividing the capital into three types of raw materials and concomitant material flows: bio-raw materials, mineral and fossil subsoil resources. 

    Additionally, the analysis of the institutional context identifies the key roles of social groups in well-being development. The book ends with an assessment of the solutions and barriers offered by the historical anchoring of the well-being and sustainability issues. This unique analysis of well-being and sustainability and its institutional analysis appeals to historians, statisticians and policy makers.

  • A detailed look at equity valuation and portfolio management Equity valuation is a method of valuing stock prices using fundamental analysis to determine the worth of the business and discover investment opportunities. In Equity Valuation and Portfolio Management Frank J. Fabozzi and Harry M. Markowitz explain the process of equity valuation, provide the necessary mathematical background, and discuss classic and new portfolio strategies for investment managers. Divided into two comprehensive parts, this reliable resource focuses on valuation and portfolio strategies related to equities. Discusses both fundamental and new techniques for valuation and strategies Fabozzi and Markowitz are experts in the fields of investment management and economics Includes end of chapter bullet point summaries, key chapter take-aways, and study questions Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Equity Valuation and Portfolio Management will put you in a better position to excel at this challenging endeavor.

  • An updated guide to the theory and practice of investment management Many books focus on the theory of investment management and leave the details of the implementation of the theory up to you. This book illustrates how theory is applied in practice while stressing the importance of the portfolio construction process. The Second Edition of The Theory and Practice of Investment Management is the ultimate guide to understanding the various aspects of investment management and investment vehicles. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual practical applications, this book gives you a unique opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances. Contains new material on the latest tools and strategies for both equity and fixed income portfolio management Includes key take-aways as well as study questions at the conclusion of each chapter A timely updated guide to an important topic in today's investment world This comprehensive investment management resource combines real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory to provide you with the practical guidance needed to succeed within the investment management arena.

  • This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students.While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability.Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are:Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods.Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy.Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues.Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems.The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students:Solutions to the self-learning exercisesPowerPoint slides with discussion topicsJournal and web referencesStructured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

  • While the construction process still requires traditional skills, the dynamic nature of construction demands of its managers improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices.  This well established, core undergraduate textbook reflects current best practice in the management of construction projects, with particular emphasis given to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. The overall themes for the Eighth Edition Modern Construction Management are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety and employment issues. Modern contractual systems driving effective procurement Building Information Modelling directed towards the improvement of collaboration in construction management systems



  • European Business and Marketing is published at the beginning of the new millennium and incorporates much modern thinking in Europe. It includes material on the Euro and the enlargement of the European Union (EU) and the development of global companies with a European base. The text has been researched and written especially for students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, who need to understand modern European marketing, the EU and the distinct features that are emerging in the world's largest marketplace.

    The text includes chapters on marketing strategy in Europe and business culture. It also covers such issues as the expansion of the Union, the development of the Euro as a single currency, economic and monetary policy. The text looks at Europe holistically and builds on modern theoretical concepts to look at the present state of business in European and future trends.

    Through seven core chapters the reader is introduced to the issues that are emerging within the EU and its relations to the wider Europe and the rest of the world. The book introduces the following significant themes:

    1. The importance of small to medium sized businesses, regionalism and networks within Europe.

    2. The history and origins of the development of the EU, how it operates and is likely to develop.

    3. The EU and its business and political relationship with the rest of the world - the EU is the major negotiator with the US in the World Trade Organisation talks and brokers trade across the world.

    4. Marketing and how it is being developed across Europe.

    5. The continued growth of joint ventures, strategic alliances and acquisitions in European business.

    6. The distinct features of European business culture, both locally and across borders.

    7. How business is internally evolving within the European Union.

    These seven themes are backed up by integrated case studies for European Business and Marketing, providing an opportunity for analysis and discussion of the changes happening and the unique features of the European business market. The case studies include material from the industrial and service sectors and cover both joint venture, multinational, state controlled and small to medium sized companies. Thus the book looks at a number of types of companies and investigates the strategic, organizational, marketing and operational features that they adopt in meeting the needs and challenges of operating in the world's most developed trading block.

    Readership:

    Those taking undergraduate and MBA or equivalent courses in marketing, international marketing, European/international business, business studies and strategic management. It will also be of use to modern managers and practitioners already operating in Europe and be of direct relevance to those looking at ways of generating economic development either in the State or private sector.

    Cases:

    Anchor Butter - Bread and butter issues about trade between New Zealand and UK

    Belarus - Trying to develop entrepreneurs in a transition economy

    Co-op Bank - Green Environmentalism

    Digital Television - Launching the technological future, how to market in the unknown

    European Vinyls Corporation 1 - The development of a European major joint venture company

    EVC2 - The change from a joint venture to a limited company of a major European company

    Gruppo Masone - Italian repositioning

    IKEA - A modern retailing phenomenon

    Lego - Competing in the toy market

    Malaga Bank - The development of regional banking

    Mansesman - German marketing

    Peugeot - Positioning car manufacturers in a highly competitive market

    Phillips - Rebranding within a major conglomerate

    Shell - Positioning itself in the environment

    Skoda - Relaunching a major brand

    Sunday Trading - lobbying to amend legislation to allow Sunday shopping

    Tiara Paints - Marketing paint in Italy

  • Montès le Matador ; Profits et pertes ; Sonia (2e éd.) / Frank Harris ; traduits par Henry-D. Davray Date de l'édition originale : 1902 Ce livre est la reproduction fidèle d'une oeuvre publiée avant 1920 et fait partie d'une collection de livres réimprimés à la demande éditée par Hachette Livre, dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec la Bibliothèque nationale de France, offrant l'opportunité d'accéder à des ouvrages anciens et souvent rares issus des fonds patrimoniaux de la BnF.
    Les oeuvres faisant partie de cette collection ont été numérisées par la BnF et sont présentes sur Gallica, sa bibliothèque numérique.

    En entreprenant de redonner vie à ces ouvrages au travers d'une collection de livres réimprimés à la demande, nous leur donnons la possibilité de rencontrer un public élargi et participons à la transmission de connaissances et de savoirs parfois difficilement accessibles.
    Nous avons cherché à concilier la reproduction fidèle d'un livre ancien à partir de sa version numérisée avec le souci d'un confort de lecture optimal. Nous espérons que les ouvrages de cette nouvelle collection vous apporteront entière satisfaction.

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