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Bringing in the future : strategies for farsightedness and sustainability in developing countries

Author: William Ascher
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, William Ascher draws on the latest research from psychology, economics, institutional design, and legal theory to suggest strategies to overcome powerful obstacles to long-term planning in developing countries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Ascher
ISBN: 9780226029184 0226029182
OCLC Number: 1086469142
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 328 p.)
Contents: The challenge of farsightedness --
The root causes of shortsightedness and their manifestations in developing countries --
Gaining traction to overcome obstacles to farsightedness --
Creating and rescheduling tangible benefits and costs --
Creating and rescheduling social and psychological rewards --
Realigning performance evaluation --
Self-restraint instruments --
Analytic exercises --
Deepening problem definitions --
Design dimensions of communicating farsighted appeals --
The triple appeal principle --
Managing heuristics --
Empowering and insulating the farsighted leader --
Structuring decision-making processes.
Responsibility: William Ascher.

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In this work, William Ascher draws on the latest research from psychology, economics, institutional design, and legal theory to suggest strategies to overcome powerful obstacles to long-term planning in developing countries.

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