Portrait of a Giving Community – Philanthropy by the Pakistani–American Diaspora
The Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism provides a comprehensive set of reviews of literature on the economics of nonmarket voluntary transfers. The foundations of the field are reviewed first, with a sequence of chapters that present the hard core of the theoretical and empirical analyses of giving, reciprocity and altruism in economics, examining their relations with the viewpoints of moral philosophy, psychology, sociobiology, sociology and economic anthropology. Secondly, a comprehensive set of applications are considered of all the aspects of society where nonmarket voluntary transfers are significant: family and intergenerational transfers; charity and charitable institutions; the nonprofit economy; interpersonal relations in the workplace; the Welfare State; and international aid.*Every volume contains contributions from leading researchers*Each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of a particular topic *The series provides comprehensive and accessible surveys
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly conflicting concept. Organizations are investing millions and billions in CSR activities, yet the consumers are often left baffled with the results. This book is aimed towards understanding an average consumer's response towards CSR activities. The area of study is Pakistan, where giving back in charity according to religion is a norm. However, it is generally accepted that organizations and multinationals are using CSR activities to promote their products and services while increasing their own profits and not giving back to the society that is desired. This book will also be looking at the historical importance of CSR and how it has involved as an important concept in the core business.
Discover how to make and combine quilt blocks in the calm neutral palette and modern country style beloved of Japanese quilters. Known worldwide as Japanese taupe, these quilts are recognizable by the use of traditional blocks combined with contemporary woven textiles and sophisticated prints. choose from 125 patchwork and applique blocks, reinterpreted in Japanese taupe fabrics, including geometric, curved, pictorial and family crest designs; combine different fabrics and prints to create the overall look and distinctive style that typifies taupe quilts. All the techniques you need to make the blocks are explained step by step; mix and match the blocks to design your own beautiful quilts. Examples of block combinations are provided, plus instructions for six small projects - a cushion, table runner, wallhanging, lap quilt and two bags.