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Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation
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This perceptive book evaluates the effectiveness of current ocean governance as it aims to respond to the threats of increased sea temperatures, salination, biodiversity loss, overfishing, and exploitation of ocean resources. Contributors pose the key question: what type of political space are the oceans and is it possible to create, implement and assess an international framework which enables the oceans to be governed?

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This Concise Introduction provides clear insights into the various issues involved in the global supply chain. Covering materials procurement, sourcing, and physical distribution, Masaaki Kotabe examines the global supply chain from a strategic perspective, while also addressing the sustainability concerns which arise in this arena.

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Migration, Mobility and the Creative Class challenges contemporary conceptions of the mobility of the creative worker. Exploring the differences between a range of historical, political, and social contexts, this forward-thinking book contests the validity and logic of policymakers’ strategies to attract the creative class, and emphasises the need for a reassessment of the strategies employed for local and regional development.

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This incisive book provides a timely and magisterial analysis of offshore wind licensing processes and their regulation from a global perspective. It not only explores the concept of licensing and the governance frameworks and backgrounds in which licensing rules are developed, but also looks at the crucial legal challenges facing the licensing of offshore wind farms that regulators, legislatures, operators, and legal practitioners are likely to encounter.

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In this insightful book, Albert N. Link offers an incisive explanation as to why the U.S. public sector is involved in technology transfer, and how the institutions that support technology transfer have become a cornerstone of U.S. economic growth and development.

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A New Era of Decentralized Finance

Delving into the comprehensive evolution of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), this innovative book traces their origins and transition into modern forms such as Security Token Offerings, Initial Exchange Offerings, Initial DEX Offerings, and Non-Fungible Tokens. It provides an in-depth analysis of the factors behind the appeal of ICOs, the complex ecosystem surrounding them, and the key developments within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

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A Signalling Theory Approach

ESG Rating Agencies and Financial Regulation presents an essential and nuanced understanding of rating agencies through the utilisation of signalling theory. Daniel Cash provides fresh insight on the role of ESG rating agencies in the financial market and explores the relationship between ESG and modern business practices to explain the continued drive for effective ESG rating agencies.

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Foreword by Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, University of Sheffield, UK Written by a global collective of scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including health studies, psychology and economics as well as social policy and gerontology, this timely Research Agenda highlights the challenges and opportunities of rising longevity and population ageing for social policy providing clear directions for future research.

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Conversations with Leading Women Scholars

As a fascinating interdisciplinary and emerging field of research and practice, cross-cultural management is shaped and enriched by women scholars. This book takes an engaging narrative approach to insightful conversations with 12 women academics to illuminate key concepts, methods and issues within this ever-evolving field. The leading scholars interviewed are: Nancy Jane Adler, Zeynep Aycan, Ariane Berthoin Antal, Nakiye Boyacigiller, Mary Yoko Brannen, Paula Caligiuri, Sylvie Chevrier, Martha Maznevski, Joyce Osland, Sonja Sackmann, Susan C. Schneider, Lena Zander

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Intellectual Property, Value and Labor

Placing himself at the crossroads of economics, law, and sociology, Christian Bessy investigates the contemporary transformation of intellectual property rights (IPR) with the emergence of new conventions for their valuation. He demonstrates how entities previously considered inappropriate have now become the object of property rights by means of a creeping legal codification and generate inequalities.

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