The Impact of Corruption on International Commercial Contracts

Economics and Finances
P. H. Frankel, “Essentials of Petroleum: A Key to Oil Economics”
Edmund Heery, “Framing Work: Unitary, Pluralist and Critical Perspectives in the 21st Century”
Michael Joachim Bonell, Olaf Meyer – The Impact of Corruption on International Commercial Contracts
Colin Crouch, “Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries”
David Dewar and Warwick Funnell, “A History of British National Audit: The Pursuit of Accountability”

P. H. Frankel, “Essentials of Petroleum: A Key to Oil Economics”

First published in 1946 by Frank Cass Publishers.
First edition 1946
New edition 1969
New impression 1973
Second impression 1976
Third impression 1983
Transferred to digital in 2005
Essentials of Petroleum is a valuable contribution to the field of Geography.

Edmund Heery, “Framing Work: Unitary, Pluralist and Critical Perspectives in the 21st Century”

his book presents a broad-ranging survey of contemporary writing about work and employment. It identifies three broad traditions of research and commentary on work – the unitary perspective, the pluralist perspective and the critical perspective – and describes the contemporary output of these traditions; i.e. it surveys current research and argument found within these traditions.
The book also surveys debate between these traditions, and the second part of the book presents a detailed account of debate over four current issues. These issues are employee participation, customer culture, equality and diversity and the impact of the global financial crisis. The source material for the book comes from the UK, USA and other countries and the arguments contained within it have international relevance. The book provides an overview of recent work on the employment relationship and the debate and controversy that can be seen in this area of study.
Framing Work will be of interest to academics researching and writing about employment and to advanced students in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Organization Studies, and Sociology.

Michael Joachim Bonell, Olaf Meyer – The Impact of Corruption on International Commercial Contracts

This volume presents national reports describing the legal instruments that are available to prevent the payment of bribes for acquiring contracts. Anti-corruption is one of the preeminent issues in the modern global commercial order and is tackled with the help of criminal law and contract law in different ways in different countries. The reports included in this volume, from very diverse parts of the world, represent a unique and rich compilation of court decisions, doctrinal discussions and a pool of suggested solutions. The central theme is the enforceability of three problematic types of contracts: the bribe agreement, whereby a bribe payer promises the agent of his business partner a personal benefit in exchange for favourable contract terms; the agreement between a bribe payer and an intermediary (a “bribe merchant”), where the latter offers his expertise to help funnel bribes to agents of the business partner; and finally, the contract between the bribe payer and his business partner which was obtained by means of bribery. The analysis is tailored toward commercial contracts, which can also include contracts with state-owned enterprises. The examination and comparison of international and national initiatives included in this volume advance the discussion on the most appropriate remedies in corruption cases, and show how to get past the boundaries of criminal, private and contract law.

Colin Crouch, “Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries”

This study of vocational education in advanced industrial countries contributes to two different areas of debate. The first is the study of the diversity of institutional forms taken by modern capitalism, and the difficulties currently surrounding the survival of that diversity. Rather than analysing economic institutions and governance in general, the authors specifically focus upon the key area of skill creation.
The second theme is that of vocational education and training in its own right. While sharing the consensus that the advanced countries must secure competitive advantage in a global economy by developing highly-skilled work forces, the authors draw attention to certain awkward aspects of this approach that are often glossed over in general debate:
1. The employment-generating power of improvements in skill levels is limited: employment policy cannot depend fully on education policies;
2. While the acquisition of skills has become a major public need, there is increasing dependence for their provision on individual firms, with government action being restricted to residual care for the unemployed, rather than contributing at the leading edge of advanced skills policy.
Covering France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the UK, and the USA, this book provides a unique approach to education and training within the broader political and economic environment. As such, it will appeal to students, teachers, and practitioners concerned with vocational training, human resource management, industrial relations, and the sociology of the economy.

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell, “A History of British National Audit: The Pursuit of Accountability”

The core theme of the book is the importance of an independent state audit to ensure that the Executive is held accountable to Parliament. Instilling effective financial control and accountability for the use of public funds and the proper conduct of public business has been an incremental process that has taken centuries.
This book provides a detailed history of the forces and personalities involved in the development of public sector audit, including the battles which extended well into the 20th century to establish a public sector audit that was constitutionally and in practice independent from the influence and control of the Executive. It identifies key themes that have emerged and re-emerged in these developments, and the challenges and obstacles faced and overcome over the years to arrive at today’s modern audit framework and to establish current principles and practice in accountability to Parliament and the public.
The book charts the movement of public sector audit from a focus on the presentation and accuracy of accounts to the introduction of the added dimension of ensuring that funds are spent only for purposes approved by Parliament and that resources have been used efficiently, effectively and with economy. It explores the seminal relationships of the NAO and its predecessors with the Treasury, spending departments and the Public Accounts Committee; and it deals with the impact of major changes still taking place in the objectives, management and delivery of government programmes and services, including the growing involvement of outside agencies and the private sector. The book reviews the NAO’s current achievements, continuing challenges, developments in the range and nature of its work, and future priorities. Importantly, it provides an authoritative source of reference for professionals and academics, while remaining accessible to readers with a more general interest in the developments and issues examined.

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