Description : This book provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of how economics professors should and will be downsized in the near future. The downsizing will occur as distance learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) become more widely used, leading to reductions in college tuition and improvements in economics education.
Description : What happens when advances in technology allow many things to be produced for more or less nothing? And what happens when those things are then made available to the consumer for free? In his groundbreaking new book, The Long Tail author Chris Anderson considers a brave new world where the old economic certainties are being undermined by a growing flood of free goods - newspapers, DVDs, T-shirts, phones, even holiday flights. He explains why this has become possible - why new technologies, particularly the Internet, have caused production and distribution costs in many sectors to plummet to an extent unthinkable even a decade ago. He shows how the flexibility provided by the online world allows producers to trade ever more creatively, offering items for free to make real or perceived gains elsewhere. He pinpoints the winners and the losers in the Free universe. And he demonstrates the ways in which, as an increasing number of things become available for free, our decisions to make use of them will be determined by two resources far more valuable than money: the popular reputation of what is on offer and the time we have available for it. In the future, he argues, when we talk of the 'money economy' we will talk of the 'reputation economy' and the 'time economy' in the same breath, and our world will never be the same again.
Description : Discover true innovation in management today - within the pages and throughout the technology-driven package accompanying the latest edition of this market-leading text. Respected author Richard Daft helps you build better managers for today and tomorrow with the latest managerial theories based on established research, engaging contemporary applications, and a wealth of cutting-edge exercises and examples. Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today. Fresh management ideas and the best practices blend with traditional theory as this book - recognized for its quality and trusted for its strong content - once again puts management into practice with proven exercises and learning features that support the book's research orientation and tightly connect concepts. A complete supplement package helps ensure your students reach their full management potential with an all-new video package featuring Hollywood film scenes that demonstrate management principles in action. The innovative new CengageNOW online course management and learning system saves time in assigning homework and grading, while offering personalized learning paths to ensure your students develop the management skills they need for success today and tomorrow. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : MEDIA NOW: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, CULTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY, ENHANCED SIXTH EDITION encourages students to think critically about the media and its effects on culture by providing them with a thorough understanding of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. MEDIA NOW develops students' media literacy skills to prepare them for their encounters in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media industries through engaging, up-to-date material that covers the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge they need to thrive. The Enhanced Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to today's global media environment with a focus on ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry and affect our daily lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : We live in an extraordinary time. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. In this extraordinary contrarian book Jeff Booth details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward-a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.
Description : Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated layoffs have become part of working life. In A Company of One, Carrie M. Lane finds that the new culture of corporate employment, changes to the job search process, and dual-income marriage have reshaped how today's skilled workers view unemployment. Through interviews with seventy-five unemployed and underemployed high-tech white-collar workers in the Dallas area over the course of the 2000s, Lane shows that they have embraced a new definition of employment in which all jobs are temporary and all workers are, or should be, independent "companies of one." Following the experiences of individual jobseekers over time, Lane explores the central role that organized networking events, working spouses, and neoliberal ideology play in forging and reinforcing a new individualist, pro-market response to the increasingly insecure nature of contemporary employment. She also explores how this new perspective is transforming traditional ideas about masculinity and the role of men as breadwinners. Sympathetic to the benefits that this "company of one" ideology can hold for its adherents, Lane also details how it hides the true costs of an insecure workforce and makes collective and political responses to job loss and downward mobility unlikely.
Description : The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.