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Kolb, Robert W. 1949-

Works: 164 works in 890 publications in 2 languages and 17,493 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Contracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert W Kolb
Encyclopedia of business ethics and society by Robert W Kolb( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment. Cross-references to other entries in the Encyclopedia and includes a list of references and suggested readings for each article. - Publisher
Financial derivatives by Robert W Kolb( )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Financial Derivatives, Third Edition will introduce you to the wide range of markets for financial derivatives. This guide offers an overview of the different types of derivatives - futures, options, and swaps - while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting. After each derivative is described and examined, Kolb and Overdahl address the practical applications of these instruments in the area of risk management."--Jacket
Understanding futures markets by Robert W Kolb( Book )

66 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futures markets in the United States; Futures prices; Using futures markets; Agricultural and metallvrgical futures contracts; Interest rate futures; Stock index futures; Options on futures and commodity funds
Financial derivatives : pricing and risk management by Robert W Kolb( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRAISE FOR FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance, and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Financial Derivatives aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of financial derivatives and how you can prudently use them within the context of your underlying business activities. For the public at large, financial derivatives have long been the most mysterious and least understood of all financial instruments. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, the contributors in this collection clearly explain what derivatives are without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation. Financial Derivatives offers a broad overview of the different types of derivatives-futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting. Filled with in-depth analysis and examples, Financial Derivatives offers readers a wealth of knowledge on futures, options, swaps, financial engineering, and structured products
Too much is not enough : incentives in executive compensation by Robert W Kolb( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scholarly literature on executive compensation is vast. As such, this literature provides an unparalleled resource for studying the interaction between the setting of incentives (or the attempted setting of incentives) and the behavior that is actually adduced. From this literature, there are several reasons for believing that one can set incentives in executive compensation with a high rate of success in guiding CEO behavior, and one might expect CEO compensation to be a textbook example of the successful use of incentives. Also, as executive compensation has been studied intensively in the academic literature, we might also expect the success of incentive compensation to be well-documented. Historically, however, this has been very far from the case. In Too Much Is Not Enough, Robert W. Kolb studies the performance of incentives in executive compensation across many dimensions of CEO performance. The book begins with an overview of incentives and unintended consequences. Then it focuses on the theory of incentives as applied to compensation generally, and as applied to executive compensation particularly. Subsequent chapters explore different facets of executive compensation and assess the evidence on how well incentive compensation performs in each arena. The book concludes with a final chapter that provides an overall assessment of the value of incentives in guiding executive behavior. In it, Kolb argues that incentive compensation for executives is so problematic and so prone to error that the social value of giving huge incentive compensation packages is likely to be negative on balance. In focusing on incentives, the book provides a much sought-after resource, for while there are a number of books on executive compensation, none focuses specifically on incentives. Given the recent fervor over executive compensation, this unique but logical perspective will garner much interest. And while the literature being considered and evaluated is technical, the book is written in a non-mathematical way accessible to any college-educated reader."--Publisher's website
Futures, options, and swaps by Robert W Kolb( Book )

75 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disks contain sixty modules that provide coverage of the various option pricing modules discussed in the text
Lessons from the financial crisis : causes, consequences, and our economic future by Robert W Kolb( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With so much information saturating the market, it has been difficult for both financial professionals and those in the academic community to gain a firm understanding of why the recent economic crisis occurred and what needs to be done to fix it. There is a real need, and demand, from both finance professionals and scholars to obtain answers as to what really happened and why
The financial crisis of our time by Robert W Kolb( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Financial Crisis of Our Time, Robert W. Kolb provides an essential, comprehensive review of the context within which these events unfolded, arguing that while the crisis had no single cause, housing finance played a central role, and that to understand what happened, one must comprehend the mechanism by which the housing industry came into crisis. Kolb offers a history of the housing finance system as it developed throughout the twentieth century, and especially in the period from 1990 to 2006, showing how the originate-to-distribute model of mortgage financing presented market participants with a "clockwork of perverse incentives." In this system, various participants--simply by pursuing their narrow personal interests--participated in an elaborate mechanism that led to disaster. The book then gives a narrative of the crisis as it developed and analyzes all of the participants in the housing market, from the home buyers to investors in collaterialized debt obligations (CDOs). At each step, the book explains in a nontechnical manner the essential relationships among the market participants and zeroes in on the incentives facing each party. The book also includes an extensive glossary and a detailed, authoritative timeline of the subprime fiancial crisis
Sovereign debt : from safety to default by Robert W Kolb( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intelligent analysis of the dangers, opportunities, and consequences of global sovereign debt Sovereign debt is growing internationally at a terrifying rate, as nations seek to prop up their collapsing economies. One only needs to look at the sovereign risk pressures faced by Greece, Spain, and Ireland to get an idea of how big this problem has become. Understanding this dilemma is now more important than ever, that's why Robert Kolb has compiled Sovereign Debt. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a better perspective on the essential issues surrounding sovereign debt and default through discussions of national defaults, systemic risk, associated costs, and much more. Historical studies are also included to provide a realistic framework of reference. Contains up-to-date research and analysis on sovereign debt from today's leading practitioners and academics Details the dangers of defaults and their associated systemic risks Explores the past, present, and future of sovereign debt The repercussions of a national default are all-encompassing as global markets are intricately interwoven in the modern world. Sovereign Debt examines what it will take to overcome the challenges of this market and how you can deal with the uncertainty surrounding it."--
Financial contagion : the viral threat to the wealth of nations by Robert W Kolbe( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest insights on financial contagion and how both nations and investors can effectively deal with it The domino-style structure in which the financial system exists is a perilous one. Although historically, the financial system has been able to deal with major shocks, the fact remains that our financial system is not as secure as it should be. Recent years have brought about too many examples of contagion and systemic risk. That is why Financial Contagion is such an important read. In it, the serious concerns that revolve around our fragile economic system are investigated, researched, and explained. Throughout the book, Kolb offers valuable insights on this dilemma as he compiles the history of financial contagion, highlights the latest research on systemic failure and interrelated markets, and analyzes the risks and consequences we face moving forward. Examines the importance of careful regulation and what must be done to stabilize the global financial system Includes contributed chapters from both academics and experienced professionals, offering a variety of perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas Details how close we are to witnessing a financial contagion that could devastate the world economy We have been harshly reminded of how fragile our economic ecosystem is. With Financial Contagion, you'll hold a better understanding of what needs to be done to strengthen our system and safeguard our financial future."--
Corporate boards : managers of risk, sources of risk by Robert W Kolb( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the highly timely topic of the Corporate Board and its relationship to risk, both in terms of its management and its creation. The work presents a multi-disciplinary perspective, including contributions from the areas of economics, management, law, finance, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility
The ethics of genetic commerce by Robert W Kolb( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our rapidly expanding genetic knowledge points toward a near future in which the elements of the human body could be produced, manipulated, commodified, and exchanged. Contributors to this groundbreaking volume - academics and practitioners from the corporate sector, representing a diversity of backgrounds in business, social science, and philosophy internationally - discuss the challenges of genetic commerce, both as a topic of understanding and as a process requiring direction, certain to remain at the core of ethical debate for decades to come. Edited by renowned business ethicist Robert W. Kolb, all articles are new for this volume
The natural gas revolution : at the pivot of the world's energy future by Robert W Kolb( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how new gas resources are transforming the global energy industry, redistributing economic and geopolitical power in stunning ways. Explains the new promise of natural gas to stimulate economies and enrich human life - and objectively assesses the major environmental risks that accompany fracking, horizontal drilling, and today's massive new LNG infrastructures. Places natural gas in broader context, clearly and carefully explaining what it will really mean to global economics, geopolitics, investors, the environment, and consumers
The International finance reader by Robert W Kolb( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investments by Robert W Kolb( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of executive compensation by Robert W Kolb( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume demonstrates the valuable results of a timely exchange of ideas regarding the nature of executive compensation. Providing the reader with insight into the fundamental problems from a social and ethical perspective, it proves that business ethicists, philosophers, and business scholars have much to learn from one another
Financial management by Robert W Kolb( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial Management, Second Edition, is intended for a beginning or intermediate course in corporate finance. The book's financial orientation toward the subject matter is consistent with the emphasis on share price maximazation."--Preface
Understanding options by Robert W Kolb( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in a book that demystifies options for financial professionals, Professor Robert W. Kolb provides readers with a solid grounding in the principles and practices of options trading. An excellent resource for investors who need to quickly get up to speed in options, Understanding Options offers a balanced presentation that builds swiftly from the most basic concepts and terms to advanced trading strategies and techniques
The Corporate finance reader( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of finance by Robert W Kolb( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Encyclopedia of business ethics and society
Alternative Names
Kolb, R.

Kolb, Robert

Kolb, Robert 1949-

Колб, Роберт В.

Колб, Роберт В 1949-

Колб, Роберт У 1949-

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Financial derivativesUnderstanding futures marketsFinancial derivatives : pricing and risk managementFutures, options, and swapsLessons from the financial crisis : causes, consequences, and our economic futureThe financial crisis of our timeSovereign debt : from safety to defaultFinancial contagion : the viral threat to the wealth of nations