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Globalization from the Bottom Up

A Blueprint for Modern Capitalism

Authors: Samli, A. Coskun

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  • Takes a proactive approach to addressing big issues of world poverty, economic development, and the impact of globalization
  • Includes recommendations for business leaders, policymakers, and concerned citizens around the world
  • Makes the case for entrepreneurship as a driver of economic opportunity and political change
  • Provides an accessible synthesis of insights from economics, marketing, political science, and related fields
  • Author Josh Samli is a prolific and highly regarded author, well-known to the research community, reviewers, booksellers, and libraries
  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of entrepreneurship in combating the economic crisis
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There is no doubt that the wheels of globalization are inexorably turning. Pundits on both sides of the fence argue that its forces are either creating greater opportunity for every citizen of the planet or driving a deeper wedge between the haves and the have-nots. In Globalization from the Bottom Up, Josh Samli argues that concentration of wealth is not sustainable; the world-wide financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 is a clear example of the impact of excess. This accumulation of wealth—and the political influence that it bestows—is what Samli calls the "greed factor"; left unchecked and unguided, it could spell economic, environmental, and cultural disaster. While acknowledging that power will continue to be concentrated at the top level of the pyramid, Samli offers an alternative model, a philosophy and practice of "social capitalism" that is grounded in a bottom-up approach to wealth creation. Drawing from examples around the world, Samli argues that wherever the entrepreneurial spirit is tapped, financial, social, and political change will inevitably take place, as other actors in the system recognize opportunities to reap the benefits (for example, through the creation of more consumers and collection of more taxes). Institutions and infrastructure designed to create more entrepreneurs may well be the key to emerging from the current crisis and setting the stage for a more diverse, inclusive global economy. Making the direct links among entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental protection, and political freedom, and offering practical recommendations for enlarging the pie, rather than slicing it into smaller pieces, Samli presents a provocative, and ultimately hopeful, view of a more inclusive, wealthier, and sustainable future.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-77098-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77097-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1042-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization from the Bottom Up
Book Subtitle
A Blueprint for Modern Capitalism
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77098-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77098-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77097-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1042-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 147
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
Topics