Global Education Policy, Impact Evaluations, and Alternatives The Political Economy of Knowledge Production

Economics and Business

René Riedl and Pierre-Majorique Léger, “Fundamentals of NeuroIS: Information Systems and the Brain”
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul, 7th Edition by Caroll Michels
Resource Booms and Institutional Pathways: The Case of the Extractive Industry in Peru (Latin American Political Economy) by Eduardo Dargent
Global Education Policy, Impact Evaluations, and Alternatives: The Political Economy of Knowledge Production
Joanne M. Flood, “Wiley Practitioner’s Guide to GAAS 2018: Covering all SASs, SSAEs, SSARSs, PCAOB Auditing Standards, and Interpretations, 2nd edition”

René Riedl and Pierre-Majorique Léger, “Fundamentals of NeuroIS: Information Systems and the Brain”

English | ISBN: 3662450909 | 2016 | 132 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This authored volume presents the fundamentals of NeuroIS, which is an emerging subfield within the information system discipline that makes use of neuroscience and neurophysiological tools and theories to better understand the development and use of information and communication technologies. This book is an initial guide to theories and tools related to this new subfield. The target audience primarily comprises researchers and practitioners, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul, 7th Edition by Caroll Michels

English | April 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B06XMRC41V, ISBN: 1621536130 | 368 Pages | EPUB | 1.24 MB

Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. In this newly revised edition, Caroll Michels continues to demystify the inner workings of the art world and challenge the status quo.
New chapters discuss such topics as:
• New business models for artists: Going to the extreme
• The use of social media and website development as marketing and publicity tools and what does and doesn’t work
• The confusion between the “art-buying public” and the “general public” and their differences
• New suggestions for establishing and calculating prices for artwork
• Neighborhood gentrification and the growing challenges of securing a reasonably priced live/work space
• How dealers find artists, how to negotiate with dealers, and how to understand a dealer’s agenda
Using her own experiences as an artist as well as the experiences of her clients, Michels crafts a must-read guidebook for anyone interested in embarking upon a successful career as an artist.

Resource Booms and Institutional Pathways: The Case of the Extractive Industry in Peru (Latin American Political Economy) by Eduardo Dargent

English | 4 Aug. 2017 | ISBN: 3319535315 | 206 Pages | PDF | 2.26 MB

This book analyses the institutional development that the Peruvian state has undergone in recent years within a context of rapid extractive industry expansion. It addresses the most important institutional state transformations produced directly by natural resources growth. This includes the construction of a redistributive law with the mining canon; the creation of a research canon for public universities; the development of new institutions for environmental regulation; the legitimation of state involvement in the function of prevention and management of conflicts; and the institutionalization and dissemination of practices of participation and local consultation.

Global Education Policy, Impact Evaluations, and Alternatives: The Political Economy of Knowledge Production

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 162 Pages | ISBN : 3319751417 | 3.35 MB

This book contributes to how we conceptualize and investigate the role and influence of knowledge production by international organizations within the field of global education reform. After elaborating on what it means to approach the intersection of these issues from a political economy perspective, the book develops a focus on knowledge production broadly to examine specifically the production of impact evaluations, which have come to be seen by many as the most credible form of policy-relevant knowledge.
Moreover, it not only unpacks the methodological, technical, political, and organizational challenges in the production of impact evaluations, but also details an approach to critically understanding and examining the role that impact evaluations, once produced, play within the political economy of global education reform more generally. Finally, this book demonstrates the application of this approach in relation to a global education policy from El Salvador and reflects on the implications of this case for alternative ways forward, methodologically and otherwise.

Joanne M. Flood, “Wiley Practitioner’s Guide to GAAS 2018: Covering all SASs, SSAEs, SSARSs, PCAOB Auditing Standards, and Interpretations, 2nd edition”

English | ISBN: 1119396484 | 2018 | 880 pages | PDF | 9 MB

The clearest, easiest–to–use guide to understanding all the clarified standards, including the new attestation standards fully updated!
This comprehensive guide to understanding Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) is not just about auditing. It addresses the toughest part of an accountant′s job identifying, interpreting, and applying the many audit, attest, review, compilation, and preparation standards relevant to a particular engagement.
Wiley Practitioner′s Guide to GAAS 2018 offers a clear and accessible distillation of the official language of GAAS, Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAEs), and Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs) as well as advice on exactly how to remain fully compliant with each.
Wiley Practitioner′s Guide to GAAS 2018 is organized according to the logical arrangement of the clarified standards, presenting each section individually, and explaining how it is related to the engagement process. Guidance is offered on the entire process, in the form of practice notes, checklists, questionnaires, and real–world examples, illustrating how the fundamental requirements of each section are applied.
Other key features include:
A brief identification of each auditing, SSAE, and SSARS section, with effective dates and tips on how to apply it
Highlights of new requirements in the clarified attestation standards
Concise listing and descriptions of each section′s specific mandates, including definitions
Easy–to–read capsule summary of interpretations, plus selected technical alerts
Helpful techniques for remaining compliant with each standard