Category: Eastern

Headquarters-subsidiary relationship governance in emerging by Joanna Sylwia Hendriks-Gusc

By Joanna Sylwia Hendriks-Gusc

Multinational firms frequently appear to be on a 'roller coaster' whilst handling their operations in transition economies, in particular end result of the unstable company and political atmosphere. by means of combining business enterprise and stewardship concept, this ebook describes the sophisticated equilibrium among formal keep an eye on and daily coordination within the Headquarters-Subsidiary (HQ-S) governance courting. utilizing the Polish state of affairs to illustrate, it locations HQ-S governance within the context of a transitional economic climate whereas taking the cultural modifications among the headquarters and subsidiary nation into account.This explorative empirical learn indicates that using strategic and operational keep an eye on mechanisms paintings as a clear 'platform' on which coordination and attuning mechanisms should be construct to accommodate the daily administration demanding situations in a transition economic system. developing flexibility and studying functions on the subsidiary point, instead of retaining a subsidiary in a country of dependence can sincerely give a contribution to the luck of foreign operations. notwithstanding, it additionally unearths that there's no uncomplicated and uniform recipe for handling subsidiaries. the line from governance to functionality isn't a one-way road and other ways can be found to speed up functionality. This booklet is a useful source to all administrators and bosses of establishment organisations, in addition to educational researchers who drawback themselves with the research of establishment corporations in transition economies

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Practicing wisdom: the perfection of Shantideva's by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa Ph.D. Ph.D.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa Ph.D. Ph.D.

Just like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning at the hours of darkness of the evening, working towards knowledge specializes in Shantideva's manner of the Bodhisattva. whereas the previous comprises just a short advent to Shantideva's advanced and the most important 9th bankruptcy on perception, training knowledge is a whole and special follow-up remark, making it a useful assertion at the primary suggestion at the back of Buddhist suggestion and perform. Shantideva's 9th bankruptcy is respected in Tibetan Buddhist circles as the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's center perception, and all different Buddhist practices are ability to aid the iteration of this knowledge in the practitioner. In practising knowledge, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his acceptance as an exceptional pupil, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's manner through illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and prime the reader throughout the phases of perception as much as the top view of vacancy. those teachings, brought in southern France in 1993, were masterfully translated, edited, and annotated by way of Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's basic translator and founding father of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

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How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early by Richard F. Gombrich

By Richard F. Gombrich

Written by means of one of many world's most sensible students within the box of Pali Buddhism, this new and up-to-date variation of ways Buddhism started, discusses a variety of vital doctrines and subject matters in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that mirrored within the Pali canon, and to some degree assumes that those doctrines mirror the lessons of the Buddha himself. subject matters predominate. first of all, the writer argues that we can't comprehend the Buddha until we remember the fact that he used to be debating with different spiritual academics, significantly Brahmins. the opposite major subject issues metaphor, allegory and literalism. This available, well-written booklet is obligatory examining for all severe scholars of Buddhism.

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Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada by John S. Harding

By John S. Harding

When Sasaki Sokei-an based his First Zen Institute of North the United States in 1930 he advised that bringing Zen Buddhism to the US used to be like "holding a lotus opposed to a rock and looking ahead to it to set down roots." this day, Buddhism is a part of the cultural and non secular mainstream. flora at the Rock examines the dramatic development of Buddhism in Canada and questions the various underlying assumptions approximately how this custom has replaced within the West. utilizing ancient, ethnographic, and biographical methods, individuals remove darkness from neighborhood expressions of Buddhism came across all through Canada and relate the expansion of Buddhism in Canada to international networks. an international viewpoint permits the amount to beat the stereotype that Asia and the West are towards one another and acknowledges the continuities among Buddhist events in Asia and the West which are formed through a similar impacts of modernity and globalization. vegetation at the Rock experiences the interesting and inventive alterations, inflections, and variations that Buddhists make after they set down roots in a neighborhood tradition. it truly is crucial interpreting for an individual attracted to Buddhism, spiritual lifestyles in Canada, and the wider problems with multiculturalism and immigration. participants comprise Michihiro Ama (University of Alaska), D. Mitra Barua (University of Saskatchewan), Paul Crowe (Simon Fraser University), Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (University of Iowa), Mavis Fenn (University of Waterloo), Kory Goldberg (Champlain College), Sarah F. Haynes (Western Illinois University), Jackie Larm (University of Edinburgh), Paul McIvor (independent), James Placzek (University of British Columbia), and Angela Sumegi (Carleton University).

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Chaos and Quantum Chaos: Proceedings of the Eighth Chris by W.Dieter Heiss

By W.Dieter Heiss

Formerly the real thought of quantum chaos has remained a bit unwell outlined. This quantity tackles the ever present borderline among classical andquantum mechanics, learning particularly the semiclassical restrict of chaotic platforms. the consequences of disease from dynamics and their relation to stochastic platforms, quantum coherence results in mesoscopic structures, and the appropriate theoretical methods are fruitfully mixed during this quantity. the most important paradigms of what's referred to as quantum chaos, random matrix conception and purposes to condensed subject and nuclear physics are provided. special discussions of experimental paintings with specific emphasis on atomic physics are integrated. The ebook is extremely advised for graduate-student seminars.

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Romania: The Unfinished Revolution (Postcommunist States and by Steven D. Roper

By Steven D. Roper

The Romanian revolution was once prompted by way of a wish for higher political and highbrow freedom and monetary prosperity. It used to be the bloodiest of the japanese eu transitions because of Ceausescu's cult of character. even though, a few of the objectives of the revolution are nonetheless unfulfilled. the inability of civil society, fees of political corruption, the failure to remodel the financial system, and matters over the safety of ethnic minority rights are all elements in Romania's failure to develop into an absolutely built-in ecu nation. Tracing the country's political historical past and reading Romania's postcommunist politics, monetary transition and international coverage, this e-book contemplates the customers for this state because it enters the 21st century.

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The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia, Second Edition by Donald K. Swearer

By Donald K. Swearer

This booklet is a awesome synthesis and empathetic interpretation of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. No different unmarried booklet fits its intensity and breadth, or its stability among scholarly interpretation and delicate first individual portrayal. the writer focuses his research on Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia as a dynamic, complicated process of proposal and perform imbedded within the respective cultures, societies, and histories of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka. The publication discusses 3 exact yet interrelated elements of the program: the preferred culture by way of paradigms of excellent motion, rituals, fairs, and rites of passage; Buddhism as civic faith by way of King Asoka because the paradigmatic Buddhist monarch, cosmology and kingship, and Buddhism and the fashionable kingdom country; and sleek ameliorations of the culture when it comes to the altering roles of the monk and the laity, sleek reform pursuits, and Buddhism within the West.

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Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in by Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker, Sissy Helff

By Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker, Sissy Helff

During the last decade, migration flows from crucial and japanese Europe became a subject matter in political debates approximately human rights, social integration, multiculturalism and citizenship in nice Britain. The expanding variety of jap Europeans residing in Britain has provoked ambivalent and numerous responses, together with representations in movie and literature that variety from commute writing, funny fiction, mockumentaries, musicals, drama and kid's literature to the mystery. the current quantity discusses quite a lot of representations of japanese and vital Europe and its humans as mirrored in British literature, movie and tradition. The publication bargains new readings of authors who've prompted the cultural mind's eye because the 19th century, corresponding to Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad and Arthur Koestler. It additionally discusses the paintings of extra modern writers and movie administrators together with Sacha Baron Cohen, David Cronenberg, Vesna Goldsworthy, Kapka Kassabova, Marina Lewycka, Ken Loach, Mike Phillips, Joanne ok. Rowling and Rose Tremain. With its specialize in post-Wall Europe, dealing with the East within the West is going past discussions of migration to Britain from a longtime postcolonial standpoint and contributes to the present exploration of 'new' ecu identities.

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