Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Business books @ the library

Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America. Michelle Adato and John Hoddinott, eds. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2010. ( HC130.P63 C66 2010)

            “Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs)—cash grants to poor families that are conditional on their participation in education, health, and nutrition services—have become a vital part of poverty reduction strategies in many countries, particularly in Latin America. In Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America, the contributors analyze and synthesize evidence from case studies of CCTs in Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The studies examine many aspects of CCTs, including the trends in development and political economy that fostered interest in them; their costs; their impacts on education, health, nutrition, and food consumption; and how CCT programs affect social relations shaped by gender, culture, and community. Throughout, the authors identify the strengths and weaknesses of CCTs and offer guidelines to those who design them.”  from International Food Policy Research Institute’s website.

Hoover, Gary. Hoover’s Handbook of Private Companies 2011.  Austin, Texas:  Hoover’s Business Press, 2011.  (Call # HG 4057 .A2862  2011) 5/10/11

            Profiles of major U.S. Private Enterprises.   One of the most complete sources of in-depth information on large US-based privately held enterprises. Includes profiles and indexes.

Ray, James C. The Complete Book of Business Legal Forms.  Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., 2008. (KF801.A65 R39 2008 )  May 2011

            Included with the legal forms is a guide to using the forms written in plain English.  These forms can help protect yourself and your company from liability and help you understand business contracts.

Million Dollar Directory: America’s Leading Public and Private Companies 2011 Ed. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dun and Bradstreet Publisher.  (Call#HF 5035 .M531 2011 v.1-5 c.2) 5/27/11

Provides extensive coverage of public and private companies, easy cross-referencing, primary and secondary lines of business, and the names and titles of key decision makers compiled from the Dun and Bradstreet database, telephone interviews, and annual reports.  The publication includes Series Alphabetical sections, Cross-Reference Industrial Classification, and Cross-Reference Geographical titles.

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