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1Construction and Application of Property Prices Indices  

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Pengarang   : Anthony Owusu – Ansah              

Imprint          : London :  Routledge, 2018 

Mukasurat    : 209  

Sinopsis:

The importance of house prices to households, real estate developers, banks and policy-makers cannot be overemphasised. House price changes affect consumer spending and business investment patterns, which in turn affect the wider macro economy and the entire business cycle. Measuring and understanding house prices is therefore essential to a functioning economy, but researchers continue to disagree on the best methodological approach for constructing real estate indices. This book argues the need for more accurate house price indices, outlines the various methods used to construct indices and discusses the existing house price indices around the globe. It shows how the raw data of property transactions can be prepared for the purpose of constructing indices, discusses various applications of property price indices and empirically demonstrates how the index numbers can be used to model the supply of new houses and to estimate the price elasticity of supply. Essential reading for economists, real estate professionals and researchers, and policy-makers.

The importance of house prices to households, real estate developers, banks and policy-makers cannot be overemphasised. House price changes affect consumer spending and business investment patterns, which in turn affect the wider macro economy and the entire business cycle. Measuring and understanding house prices is therefore essential to a functioning economy, but researchers continue to disagree on the best methodological approach for constructing real estate indices.

This book argues the need for more accurate house price indices, outlines the various methods used to construct indices and discusses the existing house price indices around the globe. It shows how the raw data of property transactions can be prepared for the purpose of constructing indices, discusses various applications of property price indices and empirically demonstrates how the index numbers can be used to model the supply of new houses and to estimate the price elasticity of supply.

2. Digital Governance : Leading and Thriving in a World of Fast-Changing Technologies

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Pengarang   : Jeremy Swinfen              

Imprint          : London : Routledge, 2020 

Mukasurat    : 264

Sinopsis:

Digital Governance provides managers with a simple and jargon-free introduction to the impact that digital technology can have on the governance of their organisations. Digital technology is at the heart of any enterprise today, changing business processes and the way we work. But this technology is often used inefficiently, riskily or inappropriately. Worse perhaps, many organisational leaders fail to grasp the opportunities it offers and thus fail to "transform" their organisations through the use of technology.

This book provides an explanation of the basic issues around the opportunities and risks associated with digital technology. It describes the role that digital technology can play across organisations (and not just behind the locked doors of the IT department), giving boards and top management the insight to develop strategies for investing in and exploiting digital technology as well as arming them with the knowledge required to ask the right questions of specialists and to detect when the answers given are evasive or irrelevant.

International in its scope, this essential book covers the fundamental principles of digital governance such as leadership, capability, accountability for value creation and transparency of reporting, integrity and ethical behaviour.

3. Inclusive Leadership  

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Pengarang   : Gloria Moss            

Imprint          : London : Routledge, 2019 

Mukasurat    : 263    

Sinopsis :

This book breaks important new ground in describing the enhancements in performance, motivation and mental well-being that Inclusive Leadership brings to organisations. Illustrating these benefits through theory and practical examples, the book also contrasts this style with Command and Control or ‘Transactional’ leadership, a style that still holds sway in many organisations, with leaders focused on mistakes rather than progress.

Inclusive Leadership will transport you through time and geography – from the UK, US, and Australia to France and Norway – showing how much more nurturing an environment Inclusive Leadership provides than Transactional leadership. Read how Inclusive Leadership complements a competitive strategy emphasising innovation and how it dominates in four organisations – Royal Mail Sales, the Page Group, Sevenoaks School and APAM - spanning sales, recruitment, education and real estate. The chapters also cover education and the associations between Inclusive Leadership and enhanced undergraduate student performance, motivation and engagement both in Norway and in the UK.

With a unique combination of both theoretical and practical perspectives, this book is a useful tool for practitioners in the corporate world; business, management and leadership students; and both emerging and established leaders.

4. Investing in International Real Estate for Dummies

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Pengarang   : Nicholas Wallwork            

Imprint          : New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2019 

Mukasurat    : 366

Sinopsis :

The real estate world can be a particularly difficult place to do business, and this book helps aspiring international investors of all skill levels avoid some of the pitfalls first-timers often make. Expert author Nicholas Wallwork opens your eyes to how accessible international real estate can be and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main strategies and nuances when investing at home or away.   

Investing in International Real Estate for Dummies covers expert strategies for investing in international real estate, going beyond the more obvious tactics like buy-to-lease and flipping houses. It gives you a solid roadmap for successful property investing that actually works in any market. It lays out checklists of tasks and offers step-by-step guidance and advice based on over a decade of in-the-trenches experience working in the international real estate investment sector.

  • Learn previously unseen expert strategies
  • Find out how to choose which countries to invest in
  • Easily navigate your way around lease options
  • Build an in-country network of reliable contacts
  • Manage your new assets with ease
  • How to build the mindset of a top real estate investor

Looking to start or expand your international real estate portfolio? Everything you need is at your fingertips!

5. Leadership and Digital Change : The Digitalization Paradox

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Pengarang   : Einar Iveroth          

Imprint           : New York : Routledge, 2021 

Mukasurat    : 142  

Sinopsis :

Digitalization is on everyone’s lips as new technology changes business landscapes and conventional companies are outperformed by younger digital and agile contestants. In this volatile environment it seems more relevant than ever before to understand the aspects and business logic behind the elusive phenomenon called "digitalization". Never before have there been such great opportunities to unleash the full potential of technology within organizations to create long-standing competitive advantage. This book explains the strategy and practice of how to lead and control the people side of digital change in a dynamic world of uncertainty and social complexity, and as such the book snares the elusive phenomena of digitalization

Digitalization drives behavioural change and calls for a new way of thinking among senior executives. In practice, reaping the benefits of digital technology is not as easy as it first appears to be. This book provides a map to navigate in the volatile business landscape where change occurs continuously because of digital technology. It provides an historical frame of the evolution of digital technology, decodes digitalization’s negative influence on the external aspects of customer satisfaction, discusses and explains the strategic and leadership consequences of different forms of digital change, and finally demonstrates how leading digital change can be put into practice. Illustrative case studies and examples are provided throughout as well as models and frameworks.

This is a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and students in the fields of organizational studies, organizational change, technology and innovation management, and digitalization.

6. Leading With Integrity : Creating Positive Change in Organizations

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Pengarang   : Michael Smith              

Imprint          : London : Routledge, 2019

Muka surat   : 184

Sinopsis :

Thanks to global news and social media, we are the most informed and socially conscious generation in history. But what are the sources of inner inspiration that guide our daily conduct and motivations in the workplace?

Far from the old Machiavellian dictum that "the ends justify the means", the reverse is often the case: the means determine the ends. This book presents the stories of business leaders who have aimed to build trust in the economy, and have delivered value through integrity, cooperation, stewardship, purpose and sustainability. It proposes the eight Cs of trust which can define the culture of organizations: contracts, covenants, competences, character, conscience, conviction, courage and change.

The book makes the clear link between personal decision-making and global outcomes and demonstrates how positive decision-making can lead to change inside organizations and beyond.

7. Memudahcara Pembelajaran Abad 21

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Pengarang   : Alias Masek           

Imprint           : Batu Pahat : Penerbit UTHM , 2018

Muka surat   : 113

Sinopsis :

Buku ini ditulis atas kesedaran bahawa masih ramai lagi golongan pendidik di luar sana yang masih kurang pasti mengenai teknik memudahcara pembelajaran pelajar secara berkesan, khususnya pada abad 21. Akibatnya, berlaku kelemahan dalam pencapaian mahupun perkembangan kemahiran insaniah pelajar. Sesuai dengan tajuk buku ini, penulis berkongsikan cara bagaimana untuk memudahcara pembelajaran agar lebih berkesan dan mampu melibatkan penglibatan aktif pelajar.

Buku ini dapat membantu golongan pendidik di institusi pengajian sama ada di sekolah mahupun di institusi pengajian tinggi. Teknik-teknik yang diketengahkan merupakan teknik yang diolah secara kreatif bagi memastikan pendidik sama ada guru atau pensyarah dapat memilih teknik memudahcara pembelajaran berkesan oleh pelajar. Bagi memudahkan pemahaman pembaca, buku ini menerangkan teknik pembelajaran mengikut struktur khusus iaitu dimulakan dengan definisi, kaedah penyediaan, fungsi dan disertakan bersama contoh-contoh “hidup”. Kebanyakan bahan-bahan yang dimasukan dalam buku ini adalah berdasarkan pembacaan dan pengalaman penulis sendiri sebagai pendidik dan sebagai bekas pelajar.

Penulis mengambil inisiatif mengkaji pendekatan pembelajaran berpusatkan pelajar dan memilih kaedah yang sesuai digunakan pada abad 21 ini. Melalui kaedah-kaedah pembelajaran, teknik-teknik yang diutarakan diperhalusi dan disesuaikan dengan pengalaman penulis selama berkhidmat dalam bidang pendidikan ikhtisas serta rujukan pakar. Penulis juga berkongsikan teknik-teknik yang juga telah diamalkan dalam kelas-kelas dan kursus-kursus yang telah disertai sepanjang berkhidmat. Sesetengah teknik dalam buku ini juga merupakan hasil daripada kajian tindakan yang telah dilakukan dan diubahsuai mengikut konteks pelajar. Oleh yang demikian buku ini amat sesuai dijadikan rujukan oleh para pendidik dalam memudahcara pembelajaran pelajar abad 21 yang serba mencabar ini.

8. Peace Leadership : The Quest for Connectedness

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Pengarang   : Stan Amaladas         

Imprint           : London : Routledge, 2018

Muka surat   : 231

Sinopsis :

This book examines the concept of peace leadership, bringing together scholars and practitioners from both peace and conflict studies and leadership studies.

The volume assesses the activities of six peace leaders, the place and role of women and youth in leading for peace, military peace leadership, Aboriginal peace leadership, and theoretical frameworks that focus on notions of ecosystems, traits, and critical care. It provides insights into how Peace Leaders work to transform inner and external blockages to peace, construct social spaces for the development of a culture of peace, and sustain peace efforts through deliberate educative strategies. Conceptually, the primary aim of this book is to obtain a better understanding of peace leadership. Practically, this book presents one means of influencing our community (communities) to face its problems for the sake of challenging and helping our readers to understand and make progress on all that stands in the way of peace (connectedness). The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the overarching aim of this volume, which addresses the following question: What are the concerns, dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities for those who choose to lead and take risks for peace?

This book will be of much interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, leadership studies and IR in general.

9. Pemantauan dan Pengurusan Risiko Kebisingan Di Tempat Kerja

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Pengarang   :  Nor Azali Azmir             

Imprint           :  Batu Pahat : Penerbitan UTHM, 2018

Muka surat   :  102 

Sinopsis :

Buku ini mendedahkan berkenaan dengan ilmu pengetahuan mengenai pemahaman pemantauan dan pengurusan risiko kebisingan di tempat kerja serta prosedur untuk menjadi orang yang kompeten bising.

Kewujudan persekitaran bising adalah berpunca daripada sumber bising seperti mesin, jentera atau persekitaran. Tenaga bising adalah salah satu bahaya fizikal, dengan maksud ianya boleh menyebabkan kecacatan pendengaran bergantung kepada keamatan dan kekerapan terdedah pada sumber bahaya tersebut.

Program pemuliharaan pendengaran yang berkesan menjadi salah satu latihan kepada pekerja untuk melindungi pendengaran. Pihak pengurusan seharusnya menekankan aspek-aspek yang wajib diikuti menurut Peraturan-Peraturan Kilang dan Jentera (Pendedahan Bising) 1989. Peraturan ini menjadi sumber rujukan utama secara langsung kepada pihak pengurusan dan secara tidak langsung kepada seseorang yang ingin menjadi orang yang kompeten bising pada masa hadapan.

Semoga buku ini memberi manfaat dalam memahami ilmu pengetahuan pemantauan pendedahan ke atas bunyi bising dan menjadi rujukan awal kepada orang yang kompeten bising dalam pemantauan dan pengurusan risiko kebisingan pekerjaan dalam industri di Malaysia.

10. Property

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Pengarang   : Robert Lamb               

Imprint           : Cambridge : Polity Press,  2021

Muka surat   : 157  

Sinopsis :

Few political ideas are as divisive and controversial for some - and yet taken for granted by others - as the ownership of private property. For its defenders, private ownership is a fundamental right that protects individual freedom and ensures wider economic benefits for the community; for its critics, by contrast, property is institutionalised theft, responsible for lamentable levels of inequality and poverty.

In this book, Robert Lamb explores philosophical arguments deployed to conceptualise, justify, and criticise private property ownership. He introduces the radical case against property advanced by anarchist and socialist writers, before analysing some of the most important and influential arguments in its favour. Lamb explains and assesses the various defences of property rights advanced by Locke, Hume, Hegel, J. S. Mill, and Nozick. He then shows how theorists such as John Rawls and his followers encourage us to rethink the very nature of ownership in a democratic society.

This engaging synthesis of historical and contemporary theories of property will be essential reading for students and scholars of political philosophy.