Project Manager Competency Development Framework

Economics and Business

Project Management Institute, “Project Manager Competency Development Framework”
John H. Wood, “A History of Central Banking in Great Britain and the United States”
Rising China in a Changing World: Power Transitions and Global Leadership by Jin Kai
Money, Markets, and Democracy: Politically Skewed Financial Markets and How to Fix Them by George Bragues
Health Care Economics (Routledge Advances in Social Economics) by John B. Davis

Project Management Institute, “Project Manager Competency Development Framework”

2017 | ISBN-10: 1628250917 | 191 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Building on the framework developed in the previous edition, Project Manager Competency Development Framework – Third Edition extends the framework both vertically (to include program and portfolio managers) and horizontally (to cover continued development for the roles of project/program/portfolio managers). The Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework – Third Edition: • Aligns with the PMP Examination Specification • Aligns with the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition • Aligns with The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition (pre-publication) • Aligns with The Standard for Portfolio Management – Fourth Edition (pre-publication) • Builds upon the framework from the second edition (knowledge, performance, and personal competencies), in particular the personal competencies • Provides examples of evidence required to demonstrate competence • Recognizes and addresses the need for career development along a continuum of expertise and experience The PMCD Framework is designed so all participants in the project management process are be able to assess their current level of project/program/portfolio management competence.

John H. Wood, “A History of Central Banking in Great Britain and the United States”

2008 | ISBN-10: 0521741319, 0521850134 | 458 pages | PDF | 21 MB

Central banks in Great Britain and the United States arose early in the financial revolution. The Bank of England was created in 1694 while the first Banks of the United States appeared in 1791-1811 and 1816-36, and were followed by the Idependent Treasury, 1846-1914. These institutions, together with the Suffolk Bank and the New York Clearing House, exercised important central banking function before the creation of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Significant monetary changes in the lives of these British and American institutions are examined within a framework that deals with the knowledge and behavior of central bankers and their interactions with economists and politicians. Central Bankers’ behavior has shown considerable continuity in the influence of incentives and their interest in the stability of the financial markets. For example, the Federal Reserve’s behavior during the Great Depression, the low inflation of the 1990s, and its resurgence the next decade follow from its structure and from government pressures rather than accidents of personnel.

Rising China in a Changing World: Power Transitions and Global Leadership by Jin Kai

English | 1 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 9811008264 | 210 Pages | PDF | 1.97 MB

In this book, Jin Kai provides an alternative perspective on the power interactions between a rising China and a “relatively” declining U.S. in the changing world situation. Grounded in previous scholarship, Jin argues that China’s rise is historically, culturally, and structurally different; a peaceful power transition requires engagement by the U.S. in international institutions. Grounded in case studies and theory, this study will be of relevance to any reader interested in the evolving great power relationship between China and the U.S.

Money, Markets, and Democracy: Politically Skewed Financial Markets and How to Fix Them by George Bragues

English | 11 Nov. 2016 | ISBN: 1137569395 | 338 Pages | PDF | 3.78 MB

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the ways that politics and financial markets impact one another. In this relationship, politics is the ultimate controlling force. The kinds and prices of financial instruments that get traded and the individuals and institutions that get to trade them, not to mention the rules under which everyone trades, are all matters decisively influenced by an array of political variables – sometimes for the better, but all too often for the worse. The fault for this political skewing of the markets chiefly lies with democracy. Through its commitment to equality and its inclination towards fiscal profligacy, democracy hinders the markets from acting as a greater force for social good. To fix this skewing of finance, democracy’s troubling tendencies must be squarely faced and curbed by a return to its monetary roots. Democracy must reinstall gold at the monetary foundations of our financial markets.

Health Care Economics (Routledge Advances in Social Economics) by John B. Davis

English | 1 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 1138183040 | 234 Pages | PDF | 2.17 MB

The analytical approach of standard health economics has so far failed to sufficiently account for the nature of care. This has important ramifications for the analysis and valuation of care, and therefore for the pattern of health and medical care provision. This book sets out an alternative approach, which places care at the center of an economics of health, showing how essential it is that care is appropriately recognized in policy as a means of enhancing the dignity of the individual.