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Libro de la Semana

Community, Economic Creativity and Organization

By: Amin, Ash

 

It has long been an interest of researchers in economics, sociology, organization studies, and economic geography to understand how firms innovate. Most recently, this interest has begun to examine the micro-processes of work and organization that sustain social creativity, emphasising the learning and knowing through action when social actors and technologies come together in ‘communities of practice’; everyday interactions of common purpose and mutual obligation. These communities are said to spark both incremental and radical innovation.

In the book, leading international scholars critically examine the concept of communities of practice and its applications in different spatial, organizational, and creative settings. Chapters examine the iterations of the concept, the link between situated practice and different types of creative outcome, the interface between spatial and relational proximity, and the organizational demands of learning and knowing through communities of practice. More widely, the chapters examine the compatibility between markets, knowledge capitalism, and community; seemingly in conflict with each other, but discursively not. Exploring the frontiers of current understanding of situated knowing and learning, this book is for all those interested in the economic sociology of organizational creativity and knowledge capitalism in general.

(http://www.dime-eu.org/files/active/0/Amin_Community-Economic-Creativity-and-Organization.pdf)

Disponible en BAE: HD 58.82 .C66 2003

Documento Gubernamental: Índice de Precios al Consumidor

Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico

 

Diariamente oímos comentarios de lo caras que están las cosas. Cuando hablamos con amigos y compañeros, posiblemente en algún momento mencionamos cuanto están subiendo los precios de aquellos artículos que compramos frecuentemente. Así mismo en ocasiones nos preguntamos si es pura percepción o si realmente los precios van en alzada. Podemos confirmar si los comentarios o impresiones están fundamentados correctamente haciendo referencia a la publicación oficial del gobierno de Puerto Rico que analiza los precios de artículos y servicios básicos. Esta publicación se llama Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico.

 

El Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico es publicado mensualmente por el Negociado de Estadísticas del Trabajo, unidad adscrita al Departamento del Trabajo y Recursos Humanos.

 

El índice de precios al consumidor es un indicador estadístico que mide el cambio relativo promedio ocurrido entre dos períodos específicos en los precios al por menor de las mercaderías y servicios que consumen las familias en Puerto Rico.

 

Los artículos y servicios que componen la muestra (canasta) de los productos cuyos precios son analizados son un total de 503. Estos productos se han agrupado en ocho grupos principales que son:

      Alimentos y Bebidas

      Alojamiento

      Ropa

      Transportación

      Cuidado Médico

      Entretenimiento

      Educación y Comunicación

      Otros Artículos y Servicios.

 

Puedes encontrar el Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico en formato impreso en las Bibliotecas de Administración de Empresas y Planificación de la UPR y en la Colección Puertorriqueña del Sistema de Bibliotecas. Específicamente en la Sección de Publicaciones encontrarás un tópico con el nombre Coste de Vida y ahí aparece el formato electrónico del Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico a partir de febrero de 2003.

 

 

Por: Migdalia Barreto

Bibliotecaria Auxiliar III

Libro de la Semana

Money, Uncertainty and Time

By: Fontana, Giuseppe

This excellent new book from one of the brightest young economists, Giuseppe Fontana, involves a compendium of issues surrounding uncertainty, money and time. Fontana shines a post Keynesian light onto statements and claims made by well-known neo-classical authors and as such leaves readers with an interesting and informative book to be read and re-read by all those scholars and students involved with monetary economics. (http://www.routledgeeconomics.com/books/Money-Uncertainty-and-Time-isbn9780415279604)

Disponible en BAE: HB 99.7 .F66 2009

Libro de la Semana

The Global Employment Challenge

by: Ghose, Ajit K.

Abstract: This volume offers an in-depth analysis of the state of employment in the world today, providing a detailed and comprehensive picture of the serious challenges faced by today’s policy-makers. The authors argue that the precise nature of what they call ‘the employment challenge’ varies between countries and regions, as do its underlying causes and the responses of governments. But they also suggest that in a globalizing world there are policy challenges that can only be addressed at the international level. The authors warn that if the international community and national governments fail to take corrective action immediately, what is now an employment problem will soon become an employment crisis in all parts of the world. The book’s empirical focus is on four groups of states: developing countries, developed countries, Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It offers groundbreaking analysis of the nature and characteristics of employment and of emerging trends in these areas, as well as valuable information derived using both new and established indicators of employment and unemployment. The study also looks in detail at certain specific questions such as the unequal distribution of productive resources and the failure of globalization to alter this, the relationship between employment and poverty reduction in developing countries, and the rise in non-standard employment in developed countries. (http://econpapers.repec.org/bookchap/iloesbook/ebook12.htm)

Disponible en BAE: HD 5713 .G49 2008

Libro de la Semana

Agenda for the Nation

by: Aaron , Henry J.

More powerful and affluent today than ever, the United States has promising opportunities to influence the course of history. Yet these prospects are shadowed by significant perils and burdens. In this visionary book, leading scholars from the Brookings Institution and other prominent research organizations and universities analyze the major domestic and foreign policy problems facing the nation over the next five to ten years.

The challenges on the domestic front are formidable: assuring fair but affordable access to health care, shoring up retirement income for an aging population, encouraging long-term economic growth, easing the growing pains of an increasingly diverse society, and reconciling energy policies with environmental concerns.

In international affairs the central task is to use America’s unprecedented power wisely and to protect a homeland that has been revealed as surprisingly vulnerable. Yet efforts must also focus on improving the economic fortunes of poorer countries, expanding trade, and reforming the rules that regulate the flows of capital across national borders.

Is the United States government capable of rising to these vast and varied challenges? The concluding chapters of this book offer cautious optimism. While it is often criticized, the American political system is fundamentally resilient and flexible.

Ambitious in scope, Agenda for the Nation provides thoughtful, constructive answers to questions of how the U.S. government can effectively serve its citizens and meet its global responsibilities in a world of opportunity and uncertainty.(http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2003/agendaforthenation.aspx)

Disponible en BAE: HC 106.83 .A34 2003

Libro de la Semana

Global Financial Crises: Lessons from Recent Events

By: Hunter, William C. (editor)

This book collects the papers and discussants’ comments presented at a conference co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, and held in Chicago, in early October 1999. The purpose of the conference was to identify and discuss the lessons to be learned from these crises. Topics discussed included reviews of the crises in the individual countries and regions; analyses of the policy responses, both by the affected countries and by official international institutions; what has been learned from these crises; deposit insurance reform; the design of bank capital regulation; the role of bank supervision and regulation; and the future of official international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The conference participants included a broad range of academic, industry, and regulatory experts from more than 25 countries. (www.alibris.com)

Disponible en la BAE: HB 3722 .G59 2000

Conoce a los Empleados del Mes

Todos saben que nuestra razón de ser es el SERVICIO, por eso hemos escogido ésta palabra para destacar las virtudes y fortalezas de nuestros estudiantes. 

Como una manera de reconocer su trabajo y la dedicación con la que colaboran con la Biblioteca de Administración de Empresas hemos abierto este espacio.  Cada mes se escogerán los estudiantes asistentes que más se destacan en la biblioteca por su labor diaria. 

Jóvenes, su entrega, disposición y responsabilidad nos ayuda a ofrecer un mejor SERVICIO, nos ayuda a cumplir con la encomienda de satisfacer las necesidades de información de nuestros usuarios.  Te invitamos a cada día contribuir y poner tu granito de arena para la excelencia en el servicio de la biblioteca de Administración de Empresas. 

¿Serás tu el próximo en ésta lista?

Libro de la Semana

Financial Crises: Lessons from the Past, Preparation for the Future

By: Caprio, Gerard

“This volume contains the published versions of papers from the sixth annual World Bank Group and Brookings Institution conference on financial markets and development. The unifying theme is how well countries with access to international financial markets are prepared for their next crises? The distilled answer is that the glass is half full. . . . [The book] is both informative and provocative. It should appeal to readers who want to be better informed about what some of the leading researchers and practitioners are thinking about financial crises in general and the building of less vulnerable banking and financial systems in particular. A lot of ground is covered in less than 300 pages.” (The Journal of Economic Literature v. 45 no. 1 (March 2007) p. 208-10)

Disponible en BAE: HB 3722 .F546 2005

Libro de la Semana

Manias, Panics, and Crashes: a History of Financial Crises

By: Kindleberger, Charles P.

Manias, Panics, and Crashes, Fifth Edition is an engaging and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. The updated fifth edition expands upon each chapter, and includes two new chapters focusing on significant financial crises of the last fifteen years. (http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471467146.html)
Disponible en BAE: HB 3722 .K56 2005

Libro de la Semana

Working Longer: the solution to the retirement income challenge

By: Munnell, Alicia H.

Daily headlines warn American workers that their retirement years may be far from golden. The average worker needs more retirement income than ever, due to increased life expectancy and soaring health care costs. But the main components of the retirement income system—Social Security and employer-provided pensions—are on the decline. What’s more, fewer employers are providing retiree health insurance, forcing households to purchase their own coverage or do without.

Working Longer investigates the prospects for moving the average retirement age from 63, the current figure, to 66. The authors ask whether future generations of workers will be healthy enough to work beyond the current retirement age, as well as whether older men and women are willing to do so. They examine companies’ incentives to employ older workers and ask what government can do to promote continued participation in the workforce. Finally, they consider the challenge of ensuring a secure retirement for low-wage workers and those who are unable to continue to work. (http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2008/workinglonger.aspx)

Disponible en la BAE: HD 6280 .M86 2008

Libro de la Semana

Wallet Doctor’s Survival Guide to the Stock Market…

By: Dr. Scott Brown

Through Scott’s rare combination of street smarts, supreme financial education, humor, and heart, you will learn how the stock market has raised some people to financial glory and smashed others onto the rocks of financial despair.

You will also learn the patterns of rich compared to poor stock investors that only a thoroughly competent guide through history such as Dr. Scott Brown, Ph.D. can give you.

Finally, you will learn specific steps from actual transcribed interviews by the wallet doctor that retired 3 different investors wealthy from the stock market!  For more information on Dr. Brown’s investing courses and seminars, go to: www.walletdoctor.com

Disponible en la BAE: HG 4527 .B76 2006

Nuevos Programas en la Biblioteca

El Programa de Desarrollo Empresarial coordinó con el Sistema de Bibliotecas para disponer acceso a dos programas en las facilidades de la biblioteca del segundo piso.  Éstos son: Business Plan Pro Academic 11 y Marketing Plan Pro 9: Academic Edition. Los estudiantes que necesiten estos programas utilizarán las computadoras 12 y 13 ubicadas en el salón de referencia electrónica del segundo piso.