Oostenbrugge, J.A.E. van \ Steins, N.A. \ Mol, A. \ Smith, S.R. \ Turenhout, M.N.J. \ 2018
Abstract: Door de ondertekening van het Mosselconvenant is in de periode 2008-2016 de traditionele bodemzaadvisserij gedeeltelijk vervangen door de productie van de mosselzaad met zogenoemde mosselzaadinvanginstallaties (MZI’s). Deze studie geeft de ontwikkelingen in de mosselsector over deze periode weer en analyseert de huidige economische situatie van de sector en de economische gevolgen van de afspraken in het convenant over afbouw van de bodemzaadvisserij en ontwikkeling van de MZI’s---With the signing of the mussel covenant, traditional bottom seed fishing has been partially replaced by the production of mussel seed in mussel seed capture installations (mosselzaadinvanginstallaties, MZIs) between 2008 and 2016. This study describes the developments in the mussel sector over this period and analyses the current economic situation of the sector and the economic consequences of the agreements in the covenant about the reduction in bottom seed fishing and the development of the MZIs
Economic forecasting China - Economic development - Economic forecasting - Economic history - Economic policy
Abstract: This book provides a detailed and up-to- date analysis of the current and near-future domestic economic situation in China based on the concept of "New Normal", which was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and which is commonly used in discussions on China's current economy. China's New Normal is the result of the growing pressures on domestic resources, environmental restrictions, and unstable international economic recovery and characterized by a moderate economic increase, a proper increase in commodity pricing, stabilizing new employment and optimizing economic structure. The book argues that while China focuses on stability and quality in macro-control and enhancing reform and innovation, many contradictions and problems in economic operations are gradually being solved, therefore optimizing the economic structure. The book explores many aspects of China's economic development under the "New Normal" while making analysis and policy suggestions for the present economic trends.
Abstract: "Alan Coppin is a rare individual. His experience and insight span private and public sectors, charities, and the Armed Forces. The vital importance of human capital is the thread which has bound all this together. His book is a rich gold mine of data, research, wisdom and anecdote." --Sir Gerry Grimstone, chairman of Standard Life, deputy chairman of Barclays, non-executive director of Deloitte and lead non-executive director at the Ministry of Defence In this new book Coppin and Marriott-Sims, leaders with extensive cross-sector experience, draw on discussions with leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as from charities, the military and trade unions to offer you the ideas and practical applications that have proved effective in ensuring human capital is properly valued and managed. Most business decisions are based on lag data - historical reporting of what happened last month, last quarter or last year. It's solid, real and comforting. Unfortunately, it's also not a very good indicator of what might happen next. The best lead data - information with genuine predictive power - comes from understanding your people and what they can deliver. All major organizations claim that people are their greatest asset and yet, at the first sign of problems, the first action they take is to fire people. Why, because employees are also an organisation's biggest liability in terms of cost - and their cost is much easier to quantify than their value. But, like any asset, human capital will only deliver its full value if it is properly understood, measured and managed. The authors offer you the tools you need to take the issue beyond the HR department and satisfy the number crunchers in the boardroom. With their help, you can make human capital part of the normal financial metrics essential to running a successful organisation. Isn't it time you understood and managed the metrics that can predict your organization's future rather than relying on those that simply report on its past?
Abstract: By analyzing the status quo of the industrial economy, this book argues that the economic growth in China’s industrial economy will continue to decline, with industries becoming segmented more rapidly, profitability slumping, and economic structures being adjusted further. It also provides policy recommendations to promote the healthy development of China’s industrial economy. Using a wealth of data and figures, it assesses the state of China’s industrial economy in 2015 and the prospects for 2016. The perspective of this book is, of course, a Chinese one, thus helping readers to grasp what and how Chinese people think about their country’s industrial economy. As such, it not only represents a valuable resource for academic studies, but will also appeal to all readers with an interest in the aspects discussed.
Abstract: This book focuses on topics such as the cultural specificity of Arab family businesses with regard to shaping their governance and management; the influence that specific values in the Arab world could exert on the management of family businesses; how spiritual and religious values influence business in Arab family firms; and the role of emotions in the management of family firms in the Arab World. Presenting a collection of contributions addressing management, finance, strategy and succession in Arab Family businesses, this book constitutes a novel and unique contribution to the research field of family businesses.
Xuan, Xiaoying \ Wang, Guogang \ Zeng, Gang \ 2017
Abstract: This book is distinctive among current studies on this topic. The Chinese economy has entered a period of transformation, which has brought changes to the finance market and consumer habits. For a long time, topics such as monetary policy, reform, financial risks and so forth have been the focus. But there have been few studies of those aspects of the consumer finance market that are directly related to private consumption. Studies on this topic, to which this book contributes, are necessary for understanding the current economic situation in China. This is a full-scale comparative study of consumer finance in China, Japan and South Korea, and will draw lessons for China in this area from the experience of the other two countries.
Development economics - Econometrics - Economic development
Abstract: This book studies the evolution of the middle class in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Using data from the RLMS (Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey), the volume covers the period of transition (1991-2008) during which many fundamental economic reforms were implemented. The first part of the book is devoted to a discussion of the concept of middle class and a description of the economic situation in Russia during the transition period. Particular attention is given to variations in the distribution of Russian incomes and the estimated importance of the middle class. The second part of the book focuses on the link between the middle class and income bipolarization. The third and last section of the book uses the semiparametric "mixture model" to discover how many different groups may be derived from the income distribution in Russia, as well as what the main socio-economic and demographic characteristics of those groups are. The mobility of households into and out of the middle class during the transition period is also studied in hopes of determining the factors that contribute to such mobility. Using rigorous empirical methods, this volume sheds light on a relatively unstudied economic group and provides insight for countries which are about to enter a transition period. As such, this book will be of great interest to researchers in economics and inequality as well as professionals and practitioners working with international organizations.
Abstract: Why aren't we investing more in disaster resilience, despite the rising costs of disaster events? This book argues that decision-makers in governments, businesses, households, and development agencies tend to focus on avoiding losses from disasters, and perceive the return on investment as uncertain -- only realised if a somewhat unlikely disaster event actually happens. This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. These include unleashing entrepreneurial activities and productive investments by lowering the looming threat of losses from disasters and enabling businesses, farmers and homeowners to take positive risks (the second dividend); and co-benefits of resilience measures beyond just disaster risk (the third dividend), such as flood embankments in Bangladesh that double as roads, or wetlands in Colombo that reduce urban heat extremes.
Abstract: This book focuses on a range of topics in design, such as universal design, design for all, digital inclusion, universal usability, and accessibility of technologies independently of people?s age, economic situation, education, geographic location, culture and language. It especially focuses on accessibility for people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, and visual impairments, ageing populations, and mobility for physical special needs. The book explores some of the overlaps between inclusive design and web accessibility to help managers, designers, developers, policy makers, and researchers optimize their efforts in these overlapping areas. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, this book discusses new design technologies, highlighting various requirements of individuals within a community. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the book represents a useful resource for readers with different kinds of backgrounds and provides them with a timely, practice-oriented guide to design for inclusion.
Abstract: The socio-economic future of the Dutch province of Flevoland is partly linked to the perspectives of the agrocluster, the combination of agri- and horticultural firms, fishery, food and luxury industry and the firms that supply these sectors. In this report, the importance of this cluster for Flevoland is described, with a focus on the primary sectors, the agri- and horticultural firms. The current situation of these firms is presented, including the developments in the recent decade and the perspectives for the next decade. Attention is also paid to the quality of life in the countryside and the influence of the agro sector on this aspect.
european union - european union countries - great britain - politics - economic situation - agricultural sector - international trade - tariffs - netherlands
Abstract: This study explores the possible consequences of a Brexit for Dutch agrifood chains. The UK is assumed to apply zero or low import tariffs for agricultural products. Whether that impacts Dutch exports, depends on the sector’s competitiveness. The Dutch agrifood sector, though, benefits from the UK’s vicinity and the sector’s efficient organisation of logistics, in particular for fresh products (such as cut flowers, vegetable, fruit, dairy and meat), which provide the sector a strong point of departure to maintain current positions at the British market after a Brexit.
Adjustment (Psychology) in old age - Aging - Population aging
Abstract: "This book approaches the concept of adjustment to aging and endeavors to build reader understanding of this construct through a critical review and discussion. Once the reader understands the origins and nature of adjustment to aging, a second innovation encompasses the development of a proposed empirical model of adjustment to aging and the analysis of its components and correlates. Measures to assess adjustment to aging, policies, programs and interventions comprising adjustment to aging and its components and correlates will also be addressed. Another innovation includes the multidimensional experience of adjustment to aging from the cultural perspective. Lastly, it addresses areas of future development related to this construct. Future policies and interventions in older populations need to integrate and debate the role of adjustment to aging, and ultimately consider a variety of different strategies, each with a different set of costs and benefits. Health and social professionals will be at the vanguard of policy making and community and institutional interventions. Hence, resources and tools to adequately prepare these individuals for the future years will be vital. It is the author's hope that this resource can be valuable for professionals and students working within the field of aging, as they develop research and intervention policies encompassing adjustment to aging in the coming years"--Provided by publisher.
Daatselaar, Co \ Beldman, Alfons \ Prins, Bram \ 2016
dairy farming - dairy industry - economic situation - milk production - milk consumption - animal welfare - herd structure - world - future
Abstract: With the increasing consumption of milk and dairy products in some of the major developing markets and the fall of the quota system in the major milk producing region, Europe, milk producers are getting ready for the new opportunities. Simultaneously China, as a state controlled economy is publishing that new mega farms are being built to fulfill the production as outlined in the 5-year plan. Developments in other countries are not so obvious. However it is heard from India, Australia, Chile, Egypt, Russia and others that the number of high performing dairy cows under intensive husbandry and feeding conditions is increasing. In order to fully understand how that change is impacting the business of business partners of GDF and possibly opens up new opportunities for the business partners, an accurate analysis of the actual status and the development process is necessary. In this analysis BASF asks for putting a specific focus on the development of the feeding options which are going to be built into the new farm structures.
ornamental horticulture - public green areas - ornamental horticulture - public green areas - ornamental woody plants - forest nurseries - landscape gardeners - ornamental horticulture - turnover - statistical data - economic situation - belgium
Abstract: Met de sierteeltbarometer volgt AVBS sinds drie jaar en per kwartaal de polsslag van de sector. Na het algemeen moeilijke jaar 2013 bleek er in 2014 een stabilisatie tot licht herstel in de energie-intensievere sectoren, een verdere negatieve evolutie voor de boomkwekerij en het tegenovergestelde voor tuinaanleg. In 2015 rapporteerden we uit de sierteeltbarometer tot en met kwartaal twee een verder herstel voor de bloemisterij en snijbloemen, maar zagen dit afgeremd in kwartaal drie en dit blijkt nu zelfs omgebogen tot een achteruitgang in kwartaal vier. Deze achteruitgang is jammer genoeg een trend doorheen 2015 voor de boomkwekerij met enkel stabilisatie in kwartaal twee. Voor tuinaanleg tot slot was er vanaf 2014 een stabiele tot positieve trend die in de tweede helft van 2015 werd doorbroken en dat wordt nu ook bevestigd in de jaarcijfers
Abstract: De economische situatie in de Vlaamse (en Belgische) varkenshouderij is al enkele jaren niet al te rooskleurig. Verschillende oorzaken liggen aan de bron. Er is de toegenomen volatiliteit van prijzen en kosten, terwijl de structureel hoge voederkosten invreten op het familiaal arbeidsinkomen en de rendabiliteit van varkensbedrijven. Gezien de complexiteit van de situatie in de varkenshouderij zijn verschillende oplossingen mogelijk en nodig. Schaalvergroting en lagekostenstrategieën werden in het verleden al vaak toegepast door bedrijfsleiders in de varkenshouderij. We gooien het in dit rapport over een andere boeg namelijk deze van “anders en/of beter” produceren. Dat is exact wat een differentiatiestrategie inhoudt. In het rapport gaan we op zoek naar bestaande initiatieven op de Belgische markt voor varkens(vlees) en bestuderen we hun kenmerken, omvang en meerwaarde voor de varkenshouder. We trachten ook een antwoord te bieden op de vraag welke opties een varkenshouder heeft als hij gedifferentieerd wil produceren.
Abstract: Om de rentabiliteit in de intensieve veehouderij in Vlaanderen in kaart te brengen is de cashflowbarometer een geschikt instrument. We maken een analyse voor het vierde kwartaal van 2015 en blikken terug op de rentabiliteit voor het jaar 2015 in het perspectief van de laatste 5 jaar (2011-2015).
Abstract: This OECD Economic Outlook analyses the current economic situation and examines the economic policies required to foster a sustained recovery in member countries. The present issue covers the outlook to end 2017 for both OECD countries and selected non OE.
Abstract: Reintegration programmes for ex-combatants are supposed to support the wider peace process. This study looks at the way they were carried out in Sierra Leone and Liberia and assesses the degree to which they were conducted in a participatory way. To a large extent, ex-combatants felt that they had received unreliable information and had been afforded little input in the process. Others, whose experience had been more participatory, were faring better in terms of work, economic situation and community relations. Reintegration of Ex-Combatants After Conflict is based on detailed interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, and on a survey and focus group discussions with ex-combatants. Their voices are clearly heard, in both the qualitative and quantitative data. Kilroy explores the important implications for the effect of reintegration programmes on the wider peacebuilding project. Social capital, which affects the peace process, is also highlighted, as the extent to which this can be created or undermined depends on the way the programmes were conducted. Kilroy's insightful study will appeal to all those with an interest in conflict resolution, post-war recovery, and development.
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