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What is Competency Mapping?

In order for a business to perform well it needs to get the most from its assets. One of the most important assets of any business will be employees and competency mapping is all about using this resource as effectively as possible. Competency mapping is based on the work of psychologists and the aim is to help the individual perform as efficiently as possible; this benefits not only them but also the organization they work for.

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What is a Multinational Corporation?

multinational corporationsA multinational corporation can also be referred to as an international corporation. This is the type of company with production outlets in different countries or that sells their products and services in different countries. In the last few decades we have witnessed a huge rise in the number of multinational corporations. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Best Quantitative Finance Books Reviewed

The use of sophisticated mathematics in finance is a complex subject, but luckily there are some great books available to make this subject more approachable. What follows are the top 5 best quantitative finance books available; these will be of use to people of all levels of interest to the topic.

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Top 5 Best International Finance Books Reviewed

International finance is a fascinating subject that is not only of interest to economists, and academics, but also to members of the general public as well. There have been some excellent books written on this subject and we won’t be able to review them all here. What follows is just the top 5 best international finance books reviewed.

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What is Modernization Theory?

Modernization theory focuses on how societies modernize. It is based on historical research and aims to describe how a society becomes modern. Supporters of this theory have used these ideas to provide a template for how countries that are considered ‘underdeveloped’ should develop. This is a theory that causes a lot of debate and is not accepted universally.

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What is the Difference Between Capitalism and Socialism?

Capitalism and socialism are too very different ways of managing an economy. These two conflicting approaches have been used by different countries around the world and both sides continue to have strong support. There have also been countries like the UK that have attempted to mix the two economic philosophies. The main difference between capitalism and socialism is in regards to how resources in a country should be owned and controlled.

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What Information Should My Resume Include?

cvIt is expected that when we apply for a job we should also send along a resume; especially if we are applying for any type of professional position. A lot of the information in a resume will also be provided on the application form, but if it is done correctly it can be an effective way to show your qualifications for a job. The effectiveness of this document can often decide if we are short listed for an interview so it is always worth putting the effort into getting it right. A question that a lot of us will have to ponder is what information our resume should include.

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What is Free Trade?

Free trade is an issue of great importance for those in business and consumers around the world. It refers to the right to sell goods and services around the world without any hindrance. With free trade the only thing determining the price of things will be supply and demand factors. As well as goods and services, free trade can also refer to the ability of labor to move freely around the world. The issue of free trade is a highly contentious one, and both sides of the debate can provide persuasive arguments for their position.

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