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Dafydd Sills-Jones, Jouko Aaltonen and Pietari Kaapa

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Giving with an Agenda

How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education

Marina Avelar

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Maria Bastianes

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The World’s Highest-Scoring Students

How Their Nations Led Them to Excellence

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Hani Morgan

The World’s Highest-Scoring Students focuses on how various countries transformed their school systems into the world’s leading systems of education. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students covers 8 countries: Finland, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China, Canada, Estonia, and the United States. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers ideas on improving the United States’ school system and includes a plan on how the United States can regain the status it once had as the world’s undisputed leader in education.

In addition to offering a brief historical context for each country, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students describes important aspects that helped these countries achieve stellar results in international testing, such as their teacher preparation programs, cultural attitudes toward education, and teacher recruitment practices. Although this book is similar to previously published books on this topic, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students differs in that it provides detail on the most recent practices various educational systems have used to remain the best performers and the strategies others have implemented to climb to the top.

The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers a new perspective on this topic in several ways. First, it provides a balanced view of the highest-ranking nations in education, offering the outstanding practices they use to achieve stellar results, but also pointing out the problems they endure. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students also discusses various controversies about international tests, including the limitations of using these tests to evaluate students.

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Compliance Defence im Kartellbußgeldverfahren

Eine Betrachtung der europäischen und deutschen Rechtslage inklusive 9. GWB-Novelle

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Monika Volkers

Seit Jahrzehnten wird «das Unternehmen» für Verstöße gegen das Wettbewerbsrecht bestraft. Dies führt im europäischen Kartellrecht zu einer Konzernhaftung, die das deutsche Recht durch die 9. GWB-Novelle weitgehend übernimmt. Gleichzeitig bemühen sich die Unternehmen verstärkt, Wettbewerbsverstöße durch organisatorische Maßnahmen («Compliance») zu verhindern. Bei der Sanktionierung von Verstößen werden diese Maßnahmen von Kommission und Bundeskartellamt bislang jedoch nicht berücksichtigt. Dabei stellen sie einen wichtigen Faktor dar, um das begangene Unrecht zu bewerten und präventive Sanktionszwecke zu verfolgen. Dieses Buch untersucht, inwiefern effektive Compliance-Programme in Kartellbußgeldverfahren zur Haftungsminderung führen können - und müssen.

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May Spangler

Paris in Architecture, Literature, and Art is a wide-ranging textbook that capitalizes on the little exposure liberal arts students have to architecture and the popularity of Paris. Designed for a college course in the Humanities, it also lends itself for a High School course or a study abroad program in Paris.

 The course focuses on Paris, which throughout history has been the stage and experimental ground for artists and intellectuals from all over the world, making it the crucible of western thoughts and consummate material for an interdisciplinary study. Each chapter presents a cultural movement such as Gothic, Classical, Romantic and Modern that are predominant in the Parisian landscape. The interdisciplinary approach promotes critical thinking, inspiring students to identify and translate aesthetic principles from one discipline to another, and explore, for instance, what an Impressionist literature or a Cubist architecture might be.

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Digital Disruption

The Future of Work, Skills, Leadership, Education, and Careers in a Digital World

Tracey Wilen

Everything we do is impacted by technology—how we communicate with others, connect at work, learn at school, and live our lives. We are accustomed to and dependent on technology. But how do we rethink our approach to the new technologic world of work, leadership, lifelong learning, skill development, and careers? The accelerated pace of technology and competition is causing workplace environments to become more technical, diverse, and in need of disruptive leaders. This new landscape requires innovative styles of leadership and new techniques of managing organizations. Digital Disruption: The Future of Work, Skills, Leadership, Education, and Careers in a Digital World covers the key forces impacting the future of work, industries, leadership styles, skills, and education with a focus on how to remain relevant in an ever-increasingly complex digital world.

Drawing on over twenty years of research, Dr. Tracey Wilen’s twelfth book will intrigue readers with up-to-date information on the latest trends in a disruptive world, along with practical advice, innovative best practices, case examples, and pragmatic tips and pointers. Digital Disruption offers educators, executives, and students a fresh approach on how to navigate the future to ensure success. Digital Disruption is suitable for myriad courses, programs, and students, including business, education, sociology, human resources, gender studies, technology, leadership, management, and career management.

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Gehaltsobergrenzen im Sport

Untersuchung der rechtlichen Zulässigkeit einer Einführung von Gehaltsobergrenzen im professionellen Mannschaftssport – insbesondere im Hinblick auf den europäischen Profifußball und im Vergleich zu den US-amerikanischen Profiligen

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Carsten Henneberg

Individuelle und teambezogene Gehaltsobergrenzen (salary caps) sind im US-amerikanischen Profisport seit langem etabliert. Sie bezwecken mehr Chancengleichheit im sportlichen Wettbewerb und den Erhalt der Wirtschaftlichkeit der Clubs. Im europäischen Mannschaftssport, insbesondere im Fußball, gibt es ein großes sportliches und wirtschaftliches Ungleichgewicht. Der Autor stellt verschiedene Formen von salary caps dar und überprüft die Rechtmäßigkeit einer Einführung durch Verbandsregelungen (z.B. der DFL oder UEFA), Tarifverträge, Betriebsvereinbarungen oder Gesetz. Er kommt zum Ergebnis, dass teambezogene Gehaltsobergrenzen mit deutschem und europäischem Arbeits-, Kartell- und Vereinsrecht vereinbar sind. Dies folgt aus überwiegenden Interessen von Sportverbänden und Allgemeinheit.