Description: A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fourth Editionis for people who need to learn Stata but who may not have a strong background in statistics or prior experience with statistical software packages. After working through this book, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a dataset, and perform fundamental statistical analyses. This book is organized like the unfolding of a research project. You begin by learning how to enter and manage data and how to do basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. Then you learn how to perform standard statistical procedures from t tests, nonparametric tests, and measures of association through ANOVA, multiple regression, and logistic regression. Readers who have experience with another statistical package may benefit more by reading chapters selectively and referring to this book as needed. The fourth edition has incorporated numerous changes that were new with Stata 13. Coverage of the marginsplot command has expanded. This simplifies the construction of compelling graphs. There is a new chapter showing how to estimate path models using the sem (structural equation modeling) command. Menus have been updated, and several minor changes and corrections have been included based on suggestions from readers.
Description: The longer WorldCom Chief Audit Executive Cynthia Cooper stares atthe entries in front of her, the more sinister they seem. But theCFO is badgering her to delay her team's audit of the company'sbooks and directing others to block Cooper's efforts. Still,something in the pit of her stomach tells her to keep digging.Cooper takes readers behind the scenes on a riveting, real-timejourney as she and her team work at night and behind closed doorsto expose the largest fraud in corporate history. Whom can theytrust? Could she lose her job? Should she fear for her physicalsafety? In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for thefirst time her journey from her close family upbringing in a smallMississippi town, to working motherhood and corporate success, tothe pressures of becoming a whistleblower, to being named one ofTime's 2002 Persons of the Year. She also provides a rare insider'sglimpse into the spectacular rise and fall of WorldCom, a telecomtitan, the darling of Wall Street, and a Cinderella story forMississippi. With remarkable candor, Cooper discusses her struggle toovercome these challenges, and how she has found healing throughsharing the lessons learned with the next generation. This bookreminds us all that ethical decision-making is not forged at thecrossroads of major events but starts in childhood, "decision bydecision and brick by brick." At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating publicattention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear thatthe tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethicalenvironment in the work-place. Provocative, moving, and intenselypersonal, Extraordinary Circumstances is a wake-up call tocorporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shookthe business world.
Description: A renowned cognitive psychologist reveals the science behind achieving breakthrough discoveries, allowing readers to confidently solve problems, improve decision-making, and achieve success. Insights-like Darwin's understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick's breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA-can change the world. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed-or what blocks them. In Seeing What Others Don't, Gary Klein unravels the mystery. Klein is a keen observer of people in their natural settings-scientists, businesspeople, firefighters, police officers, soldiers, family members, friends, himself-and uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research into what insights are and how they happen. What, for example, enabled Harry Markopolos to put the finger on Bernie Madoff? How did Dr. Michael Gottlieb make the connections between different patients that allowed him to publish the first announcement of the AIDS epidemic? How did Martin Chalfie come up with a million-dollar idea (and a Nobel Prize) for a natural flashlight that enabled researchers to look inside living organisms to watch biological processes in action? Klein also dissects impediments to insight, such as when organizations claim to value employee creativity and to encourage breakthroughs but in reality block disruptive ideas and prioritize avoidance of mistakes. Or when information technology systems are "dumb by design" and block potential discoveries. Both scientifically sophisticated and fun to read, Seeing What Others Don't shows that insight is not just a "eureka!" moment but a whole new way of understanding.
Description: In a series of brief vignettes the authors bring to life international trade and its actors, and also demonstrate that economic activity cannot be divorced from social and cultural contexts. In the process they make clear that the seemingly modern concept of economic globalisation has deep historical roots.
Description: Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire recovers the stories of five Indian Muslim scholars who, in the aftermath of the uprising of 1857, were hunted by British authorities, fled their homes in India for such destinations as Cairo, Mecca, and Istanbul, and became active participants in a flourishing pan-Islamic intellectual network at the cusp of the British and Ottoman empires. Seema Alavi traces this network, born in the age of empire, which became the basis of a global Muslim sensibility--a form of political and cultural affiliation that competes with ideas of nationhood today as it did in the previous century. By demonstrating that these Muslim networks depended on European empires and that their sensibility was shaped by the West in many subtle ways, Alavi challenges the idea that all pan-Islamic configurations are anti-Western or pro-Caliphate. Indeed, Western imperial hegemony empowered the very inter-Asian Muslim connections that went on to outlive European empires. Diverging from the medieval idea of the umma, this new cosmopolitan community stressed consensus in matters of belief, ritual, and devotion and found inspiration in the liberal reforms then gaining traction in the Ottoman world. Alavi breaks new ground in the writing of nineteenth-century history by engaging equally with the South Asian and Ottoman worlds, and by telling a non-Eurocentric story of global modernity without overlooking the importance of the British Empire.
Description: Were you looking for the book with access to MyAccountingLab? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MyAccountingLab. Buy Financial Accounting and Reporting with MyAccountingLab access card (ISBN 9781292080604) if you need access to MyAccountingLab as well, and save money on this resource. You will also need a course ID from your instructor to access MyAccountingLab. This market-leading text provides a comprehensive overview of financial accounting and reporting. It offers a balance of theoretical and conceptual coverage with up-to-date practical application of current international standards. There is an emphasis on both being able to prepare and also to critically discuss IFRS compliant financial statements. With both theoretical and practical coverage, including worked examples throughout the text, the authors provide essential knowledge for advancing in your studies and career. Key features: Fully updated coverage of IFRS and IAS with coverage of revenue recognition, financial instruments, employment benefits, leases and construction contracts Initial chapters explain cash and accrual accounting for anyone new to accounting or can act as a refresher Exercises of varying difficulty including questions from past examination papers of professional accounting bodies Detailed solutions to selected questions are available on the text's website Illustrations taken from real world international company reports and accounts Extensive references included at the end of chapters Covers the interpretation of accounts for management purposes with an emphasis on preparing a report and for investment purposes with an overview of a variety of the ratios used MyAccountingLab Join over 10 million students benefiting from Pearson MyLabs. This title can be supported by MyAccountingLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. You need both an access card and a course ID to access MyAccountingLab: Is your lecturer using MyAccountingLab? Ask your lecturer for your CourseID. Has an access card been included with the book? Check the inside back cover of the book. If you have a course ID but no access card, go to www.myaccountinglab.com to buy access to this interactive study programme. MyAccountingLab provides a personalised approach, with instant feedback and numerous additional resources to support your learning. Key features: A study plan designed just for you Worked solutions showing how to solve difficult problems Limitless opportunities to practise An eText for quick reference Barry Elliott is a training consultant. He has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels in China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. He has wide experience as an external examiner in higher education and at all levels of professional education. Jamie Elliott is a director with Deloitte. Prior to this, he lectured on undergraduate degree programmes and as Assistant Professor on MBA and Executive programmes at the London Business School.
Description: Working as merchants, skilled tradesmen, clerks, lawyers, and journalists, Indians formed the economic and administrative middle class in colonial Kenya. In general, they were wealthier than Africans, but were denied the political and economic privileges that Europeans enjoyed. Moreover, despite their relative prosperity, Indians were precariously positioned in Kenya. Africans usually viewed them as outsiders, and Europeans largely considered them subservient. Indians demanded recognition on their own terms. Indians in Kenya chronicles the competing, often contradictory, strategies by which the South Asian diaspora sought a political voice in Kenya from the beginning of colonial rule in the late 1890s to independence in the 1960s. Indians' intellectual, economic, and political connections with South Asia shaped their understanding of their lives in Kenya. Sana Aiyar investigates how the many strands of Indians' diasporic identity influenced Kenya's political leadership, from claiming partnership with Europeans in their mission to colonize and "civilize" East Africa to successful collaborations with Africans to battle for racial equality, including during the Mau Mau Rebellion. She also explores how the hierarchical structures of colonial governance, the material inequalities between Indians and Africans, and the racialized political discourses that flourished in both colonial and postcolonial Kenya limited the success of alliances across racial and class lines. Aiyar demonstrates that only by examining the ties that bound Indians to worlds on both sides of the Indian Ocean can we understand how Kenya came to terms with its South Asian minority.
Description: When C.M. Turnbull's A History of Singapore, 1819-1975 appeared in 1977, it quickly achieved recognition as the definitive history of Singapore. A second edition published in 1989 brought the story up to the elections held in 1988. In this fully revised edition, rewritten to take into account recent scholarship on Singapore, the author has added a chapter on Goh Chok Tong's premiership (1990-2004) and the transition to a government headed by Lee Hsien Loong. The book now ends in 2005, when the Republic of Singapore celebrated its 40th anniversary as an independent nation. Major changes occurred in the 1990s as the generation of leaders that oversaw the transition from a colony to independence stepped aside in favour of a younger generation of leaders. Their task was to shape a course that sustained the economic growth and social stability achieved by their predecessors, and they would be tested towards the end of the decade when Southeast Asia experienced a severe financial crisis. Many modern studies on Singapore focus on current affairs or very recent events and pay a great deal of attention to Singapore's successful transition from the developing to the developed world. However, younger historians are increasingly interested in other aspects of the country's past, particularly social and cultural issues. A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005 provides a solid foundation and an overarching framework for this research, surveying Singapore's trajectory from a small British port to a major trading and financial hub within the British Empire and finally to the modern city state that Singapore became after gaining independence in 1965.