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THE REFORM OF ECONOMICS: HOW THE COMPLEX SYSTEMS APPROACH IS BUILDING A REALISTIC AND HUMANE ALTERN

Author(s): PETER SMITH
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York
ISBN: 978-1-935494-12-6
LCCN: 2011936842
Year: 2011
Pages: 370

Abstract:

Mainstream economics (MSE) relies on simple, static models; it is foundationist, deducing its theories from ‘apriori’ data identified introspectively. However, economic systems are actually complex (with heterogeneous agents; qualitative/ ambiguous variables; nonlinear dynamics; uncertainty; and emergence); dynamic and static models lead to different conclusions; and professional/ cultural preconceptions contaminate apriori data. These defects produce dangerous inaccuracies in the MSE model of the world.
    Sound, policy-relevant economics requires new tools. Two of these (fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms) admit more realistic specifications (heterogeneity, price exploration, etc) into the perfect-competition model (PCM), whose apparent justice and efficiency are shown to be artefacts of its own simplifications. Other mainstream models (e.g. international trade) rely on the properties of the PCM. All this invalidates claims for the virtues of laissez-faire.
    Given the failure of the foundationist approach, the reform of economics requires a change in methodology towards the empirical sciences pattern.
    In complex settings, actions precipitate reactions, vitiating short-term, competitive, individualistic strategies; hence, rational human behavior is a competitive/ collaborative hybrid. This invalidates the claim that the exclusive pursuit of personal agendas will always render the public sector inefficient. Nozick, Friedman, and Hayek claimed (different, incompatible) philosophical grounds for advocating a minimal state; these are also refuted.
Our hybrid nature contains drives (e.g., for autonomy, and achieving a sense of significance in one’s life) that are critical to our well-being, and therefore to the ethical question of what constitutes ‘a good life’. This implies some ethical constraints on the design of economic policy, and these are explored.

THE REFORM OF ECONOMICS: HOW THE COMPLEX SYSTEMS APPROACH IS BUILDING A REALISTIC AND HUMANE ALTERN is indexed in: Economics

INTERNAL CONTROL AND INTERNAL AUDIT

Author(s): LUMINITA IONESCU (Spiru Haret University)
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York
ISBN: 978-1-935494-11-9
LCCN: 2010915195
Year: 2010
Pages: 180

Abstract:

The author discusses some of the main positions in the debates about Madoff’s fraudulent financial scheme, his decades-long swindle, and the failure of operational risk management (the mechanism of the largest Ponzi scheme in history and its wide-felt impact on the global financial architecture). The main objective of this book is to explore and describe the role of financial globalization in the changing governance practices; effective corporate governance and financial market transparency; corporate governance effectiveness and quality of external audit; and director overlap, ethical financial reporting, and improvements in disclosure quality. The author is particularly interested in exploring patterns in the ethics of accounting; the societal impact of corporate risks; and the corporate governance causes of the international financial crisis. The theory that she seeks to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis on evaluating internal control deficiencies; identifying control deficiencies – an important component of management’s assessment; the political dynamics of corporate crime legislation; the imposition of criminal liability on corporate entities; and Internal Control Deficiency (ICD) disclosures prior to mandated internal control audits.

This book is indexed and abstracted in the following international databases: Academic Papers Database, Contemporary Research Index, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Digital Journals Database, Directory of Academic Resources, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Recent Science Index, Scholarly Journals Index, Scientific Publications Index, and Scientific Resources Database.

INTERNAL CONTROL AND INTERNAL AUDIT is indexed in: Economics

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Author(s): CONSTANTIN ZAHARIA et al.
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York
ISBN: 978-0-9822698-1-7
LCCN: 2008943301
Year: 2009
Pages: 180

Abstract:

1. CSR – A DIMENSION OF A COMPANY’S SUCCESSFUL COMPETITIVE STRATEGY [5] 2. DEVELOPING OPTIONS FOR STRENGTHENING OF CSR IMPLEMENTATION AMONG SUPPLIERS IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS [45] 3. INTEGRATING CSR PRACTICES INTO MAINSTREAM BUSINESS OPERATIONS [81] 4. CSR AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE [116] 5. CSR, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE [153]

This book is indexed and abstracted in the following international databases: Academic Papers Database, Contemporary Research Index, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Digital Journals Database, Directory of Academic Resources, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Recent Science Index, Scholarly Journals Index, Scientific Publications Index, and Scientific Resources Database.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY is indexed in: Economics

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES

Author(s): CONSTANTIN ZAHARIA et al.
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York
ISBN: 978-1-935494-06-5
LCCN: 2009912818
Year: 2009
Pages: 180

Abstract:

1. Engaging Corporations in Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives [5] 2. Implementing and Evaluating Corporate Social Initiatives [40] 3. Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability [63] 4. Managing Social Responsibility [89] 5. The Effectiveness of Corporate Responsibility [134]

This book is indexed and abstracted in the following international databases: Academic Papers Database, Contemporary Research Index, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Digital Journals Database, Directory of Academic Resources, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Recent Science Index, Scholarly Journals Index, Scientific Publications Index, and Scientific Resources Database.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES is indexed in: Economics

4th World Congress on the Advancement of Scholarly Research in Science, Economics, Law, and Culture

Author(s): Cynthia Neal, Christine Wright, Steve Frechette (eds.).
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York
ISBN: 978-1-935494-08-9
LCCN: 2010907473
Year: 2010
Pages: 276

Abstract:

This volume is a direct offshoot of the 4th World Congress on the Advancement of Scholarly Research in Science, Economics, Law, and Culture, June 3–6, 2010, held at the Advancement of Scholarly Research Center, New York.

This book is indexed and abstracted in the following international databases: Academic Papers Database, Contemporary Research Index, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Digital Journals Database, Directory of Academic Resources, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Recent Science Index, Scholarly Journals Index, Scientific Publications Index, and Scientific Resources Database.

4th World Congress on the Advancement of Scholarly Research in Science, Economics, Law, and Culture is indexed in: Economics

Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on the Advancement of Scholarly Research in Science, Economics

Author(s): George Breillat (ed.)
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York
ISBN: 978-1-935494-04-1
LCCN: 2009911491
Year: 2009
Pages: 210

Abstract:

This volume is a direct offshoot of the 3rd World Congress on the Advancement of Scholarly Research in Science, Economics, Law, and Culture, August 25–29, 2009, held at the Advancement of Scholarly Research Center, New York.

This book is indexed and abstracted in the following international databases: Academic Papers Database, Contemporary Research Index, Current Index to Scholarly Journals, Digital Journals Database, Directory of Academic Resources, Elite Scientific Journals Archive, Recent Science Index, Scholarly Journals Index, Scientific Publications Index, and Scientific Resources Database.

Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on the Advancement of Scholarly Research in Science, Economics is indexed in: Economics