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Author McRae, Hamish.

Title What works : success in stressful times / by Hamish McRae
Published London : HarperPress, 2010


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Description xxiii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: The UK and Ireland -- 1.Edinburgh Festival: the biggest arts festival of all -- 2.The City of London: the world's international financial centre -- 3.The Celtic tiger: from boom to bust ... to recovery -- Continental Europe -- 4.Traffic management in Copenhagen: the car-free paradise -- 5.Zurich drug rehabilitation: teaching the world to kick the habit -- 6.The Mittelstand: Germany's industrial powerhouse -- 7.IKEA: style at a price the world can afford -- North America -- 8.New York philanthropy: the most generous people on Earth -- 9.Main Street America: core values for the world -- 10.Harvard: the world's top university -- 11.Whistler: North America's top ski-resort -- Middle East -- 12.Property development in Dubai: the bumpy desert boom -- Africa -- 13.Mobile telephony: changing the face of a continent -- India -- 14.The slums of Mumbai: much more than Slumdog Millionaire --
Contents note continued: 15.The high-tech industries of Bangalore: turning disadvantage to triumph -- China -- 16.The municipality of Shanghai: driving the emerging financial capital -- 17.The Hong Kong Jockey Club: much more than gambling -- Japan -- 18.Public safety in Tokyo: the world's safest giant city -- Australia -- 19.The great sporting nation: how Australia trains the world -- Global -- 20.The International Baccalaureate: schooling the brightest kids
Summary Why do some initiatives take off while others founder? How have some communities managed to achieve so much while others struggle? What distinguishes the good companies from the bad? Looking at some of the world's greatest success stories, Hamish McRae sheds a fascinating light on 'what works' and why
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Success in business.
Organizational behavior.
Economic history -- 21st century.
Success in business -- Case studies.
Organizational behavior -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2011410194
ISBN 9780007203772 paperback
0007203772 paperback