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There's A Nasty Cancer In The Health Service

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Never one to shy away from putting his head above the parapet, John Riddington-Young has been outspoken on the state of the NHS for a number of years. His decades of clinical experience have earned him the right to speak as he finds, and what he finds he does not like.

In this latest examination of the problems he sees within the National Health Service, he uses examples drawn from both his personal experiences and front page news to illustrate his central point over and over again. The more the NHS is run by target-oriented businessmen, the poorer the service.

What is required is a return to the skills drilled into doctors and nurses in the past, the values which drove them to choose medicine as a career, and the vocation which they knew would bring them a lifetime of hard work, long hours and responsibility.

Hospitals need doctors more than they need managers and a simple solution exists which would start to stem the tide of dissatisfaction felt by patients and staff alike: get rid of all the managers and administrators.


Service Franchising

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Service Franchising succinctly extracts from observations about international franchising from both the scholarly and trade literature. The work adds insights gleaned through extensive research and the experiences of the author. As a result, the book advances the body of knowledge on international franchising for the academic community. In addition to being a breakthrough text for researchers in business and economics the book also contains guidance for franchisors and franchisees in their efforts to achieve success in the global marketplace.

Ilan Alon has made major contributions to the understanding of franchising, both through his own research and his compiling and study of the work of other leading researchers. Alon pioneered research into the internationalization of franchising with his published studies from Asia, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world.


International Competitiveness In Financial Services

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financial markets suggests that factors such as differences in capital requirements, limi- tations on size or on the range of financial activities in which firms can engage, govern- ment guarantee arrangements for deposits or payments, and reporting or disclosure requirements can have important effects on the efficiency of industrial and commercial firms and thus on the international competitive positions of major sectors of the U.S. economy. Regulatory and tax policies must therefore take into account effects on inter- national competitive positions in addition to domestic concerns. The articles in this issue analyze differences in market organization and regulation across countries and examine how efficiency in producing financial services is influenced by these differences. These articles were presented and discussed at a conference sponsored by the Amer- ican Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., on May 31 and June 1, 1990. This confer- ence on International Competitiveness in Financial Services brought to the attention of Washington policy officials these analyses by leading scholars in finance. Publication of these studies and critiques in the Journal of Financial Services Research is intended to stimulate further interest in research on these important issues.


Ethics, Liberalism And Realism In International Relations

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This book explores the complex issue of international ethics in the two dominant schools of thought in international relations; Liberalism and Realism.

Both theories suffer from an inability to integrate the ethical and pragmatic dimensions of foreign policy. Liberal policy makers often suffer from moral blindness and a tendency toward coercion in the international arena, whilst realists tend to be epistemic sceptics, incorporating Nietzsche's thought, directly or indirectly, into their theories. Mark Gismondi seeks to resolve the issues in these two approaches by adopting a covenant based approach, as described by Daniel Elazar's work on the covenant tradition in politics, to international relations theory.

The covenant approach has three essential principles:



  • policy makers must have a sense of realism about the existence of evil and its political consequences

  • power must be shared and limited

  • liberty requires a basis in shared values.

Ethics, Realism and Liberalism in International Relations will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, philosophy, ethics and international relations.


How To Build A Trenching Service Business (special Edition)

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In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.



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