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The End Of Loyalty

Author : Rick Wartzman
ISBN : 9781586489151
Genre : Business & Economics
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Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore. In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers--General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola--he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. At the height of the post-World War II economy, these companies also believed that worker pay needed to be kept high in order to preserve morale and keep the economy humming. Productivity boomed. But the corporate social contract didn't last. By tracing the ups and downs of these four corporate icons over seventy years, Wartzman illustrates just how much has been lost: job security and steadily rising pay, guaranteed pensions, robust health benefits, and much more. Charting the Golden Age of the '50s and '60s; the turbulent years of the '70s and '80s; and the growth of downsizing, outsourcing, and instability in the modern era, Wartzman's narrative is a biography of the American Dream gone sideways. Deeply researched and compelling, The End of Loyalty will make you rethink how Americans can begin to resurrect the middle class. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize in current interestA best business book of the year in economics, Strategy+Business
Category: Business & Economics

Democracy And Prebendal Politics In Nigeria

Author : Richard A. Joseph
ISBN : 9781107633537
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1987, this book examines the relationship between the pattern of party formation in Nigeria and a mode of social, political and economic behaviour Richard Joseph terms 'prebendalism'. He demonstrates the centrality in the Nigerian polity of the struggle to control and exploit public office and argues that state power is usually viewed by Nigerians as an array of prebends, the appropriation of which provides access to the state treasury and to control over remunerative licenses and contracts. In addition, the abiding desire for a democratic political system is frustrated by the deepening of ethnic, linguistic and regional identities. By exploring the ways in which individuals at all social levels contribute to the maintenance of these practices, the book provides an analysis of the impediments to constitutional democracy that is also relevant to the study of other nations.
Category: History

Loyalty In Our Time

Author : Clarrie Burke
ISBN : 9781609767532
Genre : Social Science
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While on a cruise, the subject of loyalty was raised at the dinner table. A retired school teacher lamented, "Loyalty! I sometimes wonder what that means in this day and age." This set in motion a lively discussion that drew attention to loyalty as a poignant social issue in our changing society. Loyalty in Our Time: Does Loyalty Matter Anymore? raises some disturbing issues.From the latter part of the 20th century, society has become transfixed and divided by the growing controversy surrounding loyalty, which continues to tug at the very fabric of our society. The controversy continues in all forms of the media and on the Internet. News items have highlighted the perceived breakdown in loyalty across the board, within organisations, institutions, associations, political parties, government, partnerships, sporting clubs and teams."Loyalty is dead!" has become a common mournful cry. The quest to gain some measure of validation for this fatalistic statement comes through a basic understanding of the concept of loyalty, as well as in real-life situations.Try raising this topic at your next dinner party or social gathering! About the Author: Clarrie Burke was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. At the onset of World War II, his family was evacuated to Brisbane, Australia. Following his schooling in Australia, he trained as a primary teacher, and for most of his career he worked in teacher education. Upon retirement, he was an executive member of Amnesty International (Queensland) and joint coordinator of the Queensland Schools Amnesty Network. He has written articles, and conducted workshops and projects on human rights, personal ethics, and social responsibility for youth.Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Social Science

Customer Loyalty Programmes And Clubs

Author : Stephan A. Butscher
ISBN : 9781317155461
Genre : Business & Economics
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In every industry, and any company, customer loyalty marketing is an important pillar of corporate strategy. This second edition of Customer Loyalty Programmes and Clubs, explains how the key to effective protection against competition lies in identifying and offering your customers the right combination of financial and non-financial benefits. Stephen Butscher has reviewed the developments that have taken place since his original successful step-by-step guide was published and now includes 'pricing for customer loyalty' and 'e-loyalty' along with extra case studies. He takes you through all the necessary stages to research, plan and launch a programme that builds and develops the relationship between you and your customers, and emphasises value measurement and selection of the right benefits, enabling you to integrate the loyalty programme into every part of your organization. Customer Loyalty Programmes and Clubs includes case studies from some of the most successful companies, including Volkswagen Club, Kawasaki Riders Club, Swatch the Club, Porsche and many more.
Category: Business & Economics

Bodied Mindfulness

Author : Winnie Tomm
ISBN : 9781554588022
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.89 MB
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“I see spirituality and social change to be integrally related to each other. I believe that liberation efforts that are supported by spiritual experiences of integration promote human dignity as well as social equality.” Bodied Mindfulness combines spiritual, social and analytical perspectives to explore topics central to women’s development: spirituality, women’s bodies, cultural constructions of women’s sexuality in language, sexual ethics, the sexual contract in politics and at work, and the relation between nature and culture. It is Tomm’s deeply held conviction that women need to bring a vital spirituality to feminist social criticism in order to resolve these issues and increase their power to promote social justice and ecological balance. Tomm embraces a vast store of knowledge from diverse sources, including Buddhist, shamanist and feminist resources. In a move away from abstract theorizing, she explicitly connects theory with realities lived by women. Grounding theory in personal experience — her own and others — Tomm delivers a powerful and empowering account of women’s spirituality. The resulting ontological transformation allows women to live deeply in the body while strengthening their relation to human and non-human matter and energy. Bodied Mindfulness will be of great interest to feminist scholars in all disciplines, but most particularly to those in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies.
Category: Social Science

No Single Loyalty

Author : F. E. Auerbach
ISBN : 3830961952
Genre : Educators
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Category: Educators

The End Of Manhood

Author : John Stoltenberg
ISBN : 1857283252
Genre : History
File Size : 41.44 MB
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In this follow-up to Refusing to be a Man, the author discusses new perspectives on intimacy, gender and violence as well as re-examining ideas of manhood and gender identity in general.
Category: History

The Power Of Loyalty

Author : Roger Brooks
ISBN : 9781613080160
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85.35 MB
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Loyalty strategist Roger L. Brooks invites you to take part in the growing loyalty movement and shows you how to build a successful loyalty strategy following 10 essential steps. Brooks covers the best practices and proven techniques from more than 12 customer loyalty leaders including: Chase, JetBlue,Verizon, Subway, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Wegman's, T.G.I. Friday's, CVS/pharmacy, Bank of Montreal, Saks Fifth Avenue and Men's Wearhouse. He provides a comprehensive 6-point initial launch plan plus strategy essentials including employee and company introductions to loyalty. In addition, you'll learn how to incorporate loyalty initiatives into your marketing plans and budgets and identify WOW factors to set your business apart from your competitors.
Category: Business & Economics

The End Of Copycat China

Author : Shaun Rein
ISBN : 9781118926727
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64.77 MB
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China's changing course, and sustainable success requires ashift in strategy The End of Copycat China helps business executives andinvestors understand how China's economy is shifting from one basedon heavy investment to one on services and consumption by providinginsight that help shape effective strategy. Drawing from over50,000 interviews with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, privateequity investors, private Chinese companies, and multinationals,this book describes how Chinese firms are increasingly focused oninnovation rather than copying what worked in America and howconsumers are evolving with their hopes, dreams and aspirations.China's growth model of the last three decades is becomingincreasingly ineffective, as relying on heavy investment andexports is becoming less and less feasible. Fifty percent ofChina's growth in 2013 stemmed from consumption, the government isestablishing a Free Trade zone in Shanghai and ending the dominanceof state-owned enterprises. This book provides a roadmap forcompanies and investors looking to navigate these changes andcapture emerging trends, with deep insight and practical guidanceon what innovation looks like in the new China. Survey the development of innovation taking place in China'seconomy, from an insider's perspective Consider the changes that must take place to shore up thebroken growth model Examine the consumer trends emerging in the midst of rapidmarket evolution Understand how China's rise will impact its neighbors likeJapan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia China's dramatic shift toward consumption presents a tremendousopportunity for foreign business, but traditional tactics areoutdated at best, financially fatal at worst, as local competitorsfocus on innovation and move up the value chain and as consumerslook for new brands and categories to spend money on. Newstrategies are needed to keep pace with the changing regulatory andconsumer environments, and "business as usual" won't get very far.The End of Copycat China is the business guide to thisemerging market, with expert guidance from the inside.
Category: Business & Economics