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Culture, Leadership, and Organizations

Author : Robert J. House
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Page : 848 pages
File Size : 22,4 MB
Release : 2004-04-29
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1452208123

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Culture, Leadership, and Organizations reports the results of a ten-year research program, the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program. GLOBE is a long-term program designed to conceptualize, operationalize, test, and validate a cross-level integrated theory of the relationship between culture and societal, organizational, and leadership effectiveness. A team of 160 scholars worked together since 1994 to study societal culture, organizational culture, and attributes of effective leadership in 62 cultures. Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies reports the findings of the first two phases of GLOBE. The book is primarily based on the results of the survey of over 17,000 middle managers in three industries: banking, food processing, and telecommunications, as well as archival measures of country economic prosperity and the physical and psychological well-being of the cultures studied.

William Shakespeare & the Globe

Author : Aliki
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 41,21 MB
Release : 2000-08-08
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0064437221

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From Hamlet to Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night′s Dream, Shakespeare′s celebrated works have touched people around the world. Aliki combines literature, history, biography, archaeology, and architecture in this richly detailed and meticulously researched introduction to Shakespeare′s world-his life in Elizabethan times, the theater world, and the Globe, for which he wrote his plays. Then she brings history full circle to the present-day reconstruction of the Globe theater. Ages 8+

To Govern the Globe

Author : Alfred W. McCoy
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Page : 375 pages
File Size : 50,86 MB
Release : 2021-11-16
Category : History
ISBN : 1642596752

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In a tempestuous narrative that sweeps across five continents and seven centuries, this book explains how a succession of catastrophes—from the devastating Black Death of 1350 through the coming climate crisis of 2050—has produced a relentless succession of rising empires and fading world orders. During the long centuries of Iberian and British imperial rule, the quest for new forms of energy led to the development of the colonial sugar plantation as a uniquely profitable kind of commerce. In a time when issues of race and social justice have arisen with pressing urgency, the book explains how the plantation’s extraordinary profitability relied on a production system that literally worked the slaves to death, creating an insatiable appetite for new captives that made the African slave trade a central feature of modern capitalism for over four centuries. After surveying past centuries roiled by imperial wars, national revolutions, and the struggle for human rights, the closing chapters use those hard-won insights to peer through the present and into the future. By rendering often-opaque environmental science in lucid prose, the book explains how climate change and changing world orders will shape the life opportunities for younger generations, born at the start of this century, during the coming decades that will serve as the signposts of their lives—2030, 2050, 2070, and beyond.

Worlds Elsewhere

Author : Andrew Dickson
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 16,42 MB
Release : 2016-04-05
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 080509735X

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A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world, and how the world became fascinated with Shakespeare Ranging ambitiously across four continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright’s own fascination with travel, foreignness, and distant worlds—worlds Shakespeare never himself explored—Andrew Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey: from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through the Baltic states in the early sixteen hundreds to the skyscrapers of twenty-first-century Beijing and Shanghai, where “Shashibiya” survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution to become a revered Chinese author. En route, Dickson traces Nazi Germany’s strange love affair with, and attempted nationalization of, the Bard, and delves deep into the history of Bollywood, where Shakespearean stories helped give birth to Indian cinema. In Johannesburg, we discover how Shakespeare was enlisted in the fight to end apartheid. In nineteenth-century California, we encounter shoestring performances of Richard III and Othello in the dusty mining camps and saloon bars of the Gold Rush. No other writer’s work has been performed, translated, adapted, and altered in such a remarkable variety of cultures and languages. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, Worlds Elsewhere is an attempt to understand how Shakespeare has become the international phenomenon he is—and why.

Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt

Author : J. R. Mulryne
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 39,15 MB
Release : 1997-06-12
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780521599887

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The rebuilding of the Globe theatre (1599-1613) on London's Bankside, a few yards from the site of the playhouse in which many of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, must rank as one of the most imaginative enterprises of recent decades. It has aroused intense interest among scholars and the general public worldwide. This book offers a fully illustrated account of the research that has gone into the Globe reconstruction, drawing on the work of leading scholars, theatre people and craftsmen to provide an authoritative view of the twenty years of research and the hundreds of practical decisions entailed. Documents of the period are explored afresh; the techniques of timber-framed building and the decorative practices of Elizabethan craftsmen explained; and all of this reconciled with the requirements of the actors and restrictions of modern architectural design. The result is a book that will fascinate scholarly readers and laymen alike.

Kids' World Atlas

Author : Karen Foster
Publisher : Capstone Classroom
Page : 129 pages
File Size : 10,40 MB
Release : 2010-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1404861998

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Provides information about the geography of each of the continents, including landforms, bodies of water, climate, plants, animals, population, and flags, and about the poles and the oceans.

Plotting the Globe

Author : Avraham Ariel
Publisher : Praeger
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 25,55 MB
Release : 2006
Category : History
ISBN :

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How we came to measure time and distance due to the efforts of intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who shaped our picture of the world today.

Wings Around the Globe

Author : Bill Scollon
Publisher : RH/Disney
Page : 26 pages
File Size : 48,93 MB
Release : 2013
Category : Airplane racing
ISBN : 0736430164

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Small-town crop duster Dusty Crophopper participates in a race around the world.

Culture and Leadership Across the World

Author : Jagdeep S. Chhokar
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 1484 pages
File Size : 30,81 MB
Release : 2007-04-05
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1135703795

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Culture and Leadership Across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies of 25 Societies is the second major publication of GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness), a groundbreaking, large-scale project on international management research featuring contributions from nearly 18,000 middle managers from 1,000 organizat

Names on the Globe

Author : George R. Stewart
Publisher :
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 15,91 MB
Release : 1975
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN :

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"Topographers, geographers, and physiographers have written much about the Earth's surface, but that is not, as such, our present theme. Here we consider not the places themselves, but the names by which they are distinguished, what are commonly known in English as place-names." - from chapter 1, "The Place and the Name."