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Recommending eBooks for Purchase (Bulletin 178 - December 2021): Springer Latest Titles
Recommending eBooks for Purchase :(Bulletin 178 - December 2021):Springer Latest Titles
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Corporate Sustainability, Marketing, Healthcare, Organisational Studies, Business & Management, Economics and Finance
Transparent and Authentic Leadership by Bruce E. Winston (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Description: Covering an array of leadership theories and related topics, this volume examines the scriptural foundations of being a transparent or authentic leader, exploring themes such as communication, trust, gender, and technology. The book is organized into sections on self, honesty, and ethics to fully dissect the role of character in leadership and to show that the behavior of leaders is reflective of their, and by extension, the organization's values. The chapters use biblical examples to show how openness and honesty relate to building trust with followers, how greater levels of transparency prevent organizational crises and contribute to greater organizational success, and the relationship between ethical leadership and organizational culture. Further, the book evaluates the impact of advanced technologies, social media, and other modes of rapid communication on transparency and authenticity in leadership. This book will add a new wrinkle to the leadership literature, highlighting how to use a biblical approach to cultivate transparent and authentic leadership.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability by Young Won Park; Ye Jin Park
Publication Date: 2021-07-26
Description: This book addresses the dilemma that firms face in engaging in corporate social responsibility (CSR) while maintaining a financially sustainable business model in the era of digital transformation. Several strategies that firms have taken to integrate CSR within the business model are also highlighted. To explicate the problems involved, the book primarily focuses on entrepreneurial ventures, given their nascent business model that best illustrates how business leaders can embed the social mission in the firm at the beginning of organizational founding. In this age, sustainability is an innovation's new frontier. For sustainable competitive advantage, the book argues for how companies can build more sustainable products, processes, and practices that benefit the firm and society through maintaining an entrepreneurial philosophy. The target readership consists of academics, students, and practitioners in the areas of entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and strategic management. This book clarifies the critical practices of sustainability-oriented innovative firms and creative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Through a review of recent trends in CSR, the authors emphasize that CSR is no longer a "bolt-on" or some kind of window-dressing to satisfy public relations (PR) needs. Credible CSR is critical to business legitimacy and sustainability. Aware of the public's increasing scrutiny, companies are increasingly ramping up their focus on social responsibility, whether by championing women's rights, protecting the environment, or attempting to obliterate poverty, on local, national, or global levels. Simultaneously, more firms face accusations of "greenwashing" - backlash due to consumer mistrust in the intentions behind their CSR practices. While numerous works have highlighted this dilemma and how companies fall short in their prosocial goals or financial objectives (or both), there is a lack of understanding of the ingredients and crucial processes required for the successful implementation of CSR in entrepreneurial enterprises. This book serves to fill that gap.
The Past, Present and Future of Sustainable Management by Stephen Cummings; Todd Bridgman
Publication Date: 2021-06-06
Description: We might think sustainable management is a new idea, created in the 1960s by enlightened modern scientists. We might think that it puts us on a new path, beyond what management was originally about. But this is not true. Sustainable management is as old as civilization and was a foundation stone of management science as it was formed in the first decade of the 20th century. Recovering this forgotten past provides deeper roots and greater traction to advance sustainable management in our own times. This book charts a history of sustainable management from premodern times, through the birth of management science as an offshoot of the conservation movement, to the present day. The authors argue that modern tools like Triple Bottom Line reporting and multiple Sustainable Development Goals may be less useful than a return to a more fundamental and holistic view of management.
Organizational Studies by Marco Valeri
Publication Date: 2021-10-30
Description: This book focuses on the discussion and analysis of theory and behavior in organizations in all industries and sectors worldwide. It analyzes the subject of business administration and highlights its evolution, which is closely linked to the frequent and far-reaching changes in the social, economic and technological settings in which it operates. By way of introduction, a historical outline shows how technological progress has sparked profound changes in the economic, social and technological context, making organizations constantly evolving structures. On this basis, the book addresses knowledge management and organizational theories that consider knowledge and training to be companies' most important resources for facing the substantial challenges posed by the current international context. The book broadens readers' understanding of the operating principles of business management and their awareness of the structure and implementation of various organizational models. As such, it will be of interest to scholars and professionals in the fields of strategic management and organizational behavior.
Entrepreneurial Essence in Family Businesses by Bernardo Bertoldi
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
Description: This monograph seeks to identify the mechanism that successfully guides the continuity of the family business through generations. Different perspectives have been used through years: from the identification of the entrepreneurial characteristics to the succession model implemented, and to the educational path for the next generations of entrepreneurs. In this context, the book focuses the attention on the link between different generations of entrepreneurs. In particular, it presents and analyzes the evolutive circle of the family business among generations. This approach permits a holistic view of the intergenerational entrepreneurship within the entrepreneurial families and their businesses. Once intergenerational entrepreneurship has been deeply described, two areas in which the next generation must excel are analyzed: the adaptation to the evolution of the external environment, and the leadership attitude. The author's central message is that evolution happens when the entrepreneurial processes are absorbed by the next generation through the learning of heuristics. Having a leadership style is more than setting a vision, which has to do with strategy and taking important decisions.
Healthcare Leadership in Times of Crisis by Dennis W. Tafoya; Lindsey Poeth
Publication Date: 2021-07-08
Description: This book addresses the challenges that healthcare organizations experience when attempting to manage the emergence of troublesome events or crises. It illustrates how experiences gained from event and crisis containment efforts can better prepare these organizations to prevent and/or manage other crises they may experience. Using a model outlining the relationship between a mismanaged event and the triggering of a crisis, the author defines the role of the leadership in healthcare organizations when developing, launching, and managing plans and programs to deal with these dangerous challenges brought on by crises, catastrophes, and disasters to their stakeholder networks. Readers with expertise in leadership and crisis management in general and healthcare management specifically will find this text useful in linking leadership expectations and competencies to event and crisis containment efforts.
The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability and Digitalization by Seung Ho Park (Editor); Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (Editor); Dinorá Eliete Floriani (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-10-07
Description: This handbook addresses the intersection between corporate sustainability and digital transformation. It analyzes the challenges and transformations required to be able to have sustainable businesses with a future orientation. Topics include current and potential social, demographic, technological, and managerial trends; the implications of the digital revolution in society and business; as well as the challenges of being sustainable, and profitable. Providing an understanding of the business reasons to incorporate a future orientation into the business strategy, this handbook facilitates an understanding of the need for profound changes in individual behavior, organizational culture, public policy, and business environments to adapt to the accelerated changes and manage business with orientation to the future.
Managing Business Family Dynasties by Tom A. Rüsen; Heiko Kleve; Arist von Schlippe
Publication Date: 2021-10-16
Description: This book deals with dynastic business families. Such families are characterized by a circle of owners comprising more than 50 family members, which typically face specific issues and challenges for which there has been little research knowledge and practical approaches until now. The book presents results and findings from a special research project on "big family management" where 7 representatives of dynastic families from Germany were studied over a 3-year period. The result was the identification of six topic areas that management in these business families has to deal with. At the same time, the study observes that dynastic business families hardly follow the logic of classic families anymore, but can rather be understood as networks with common family backgrounds. The study also reveals that a large number of business families are heading for large shareholder groups due to changed inheritance practices. The contents outlined here provide an orientation framework for the growing business family.
Marketing Management by Michael R. Czinkota; Massaki Kotabe; Demetris Vrontis; S. M. Riad Shams
Publication Date: 2021-08-25
Description: This textbook provides students with comprehensive insights on the classical and contemporary marketing theories and their practical implications. A fourth, revised edition of Marketing Management, the text features new classical and contemporary cases, new interdisciplinary and cross-functional implications of business management theories, contemporary marketing management principles and. futuristic application of marketing management theories and concepts. The core and complex issues are presented in a simplified manner providing students with a stimulating learning experience that enables critical thinking, understanding and future application. Each chapter features a chapter summary, key terms, review and discussion questions and a practice quiz. Throughout the text there are also specific teaching features to provide students and instructors with an enhanced pedagogical experience. These features include: The Manager's Corner: These sections provide real-world examples that instructors may highlight to exemplify theory or as mini-cases for discussion. Marketing in Action: These sections ask students to apply concepts and theories to actual business situations. Web Exercises: These mini sections provide students with real world issues and suggest websites for more information. In addition, the authors provide ancillary lecture notes and Solution/Instructors manual online to aid instructors in their teaching activities.
Indian Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Jay Mitra (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-12-16
Description: This book provides cutting-edge insights into factors, issues and instruments that foster entrepreneurship and innovation in its various guises ,in India - the fastest growing economy in the world today. India's future is predicated upon the capabilities of its people and organisations to identify and develop new products, services, types of organization and new forms of economic and social engagement with producers, consumers, institutions,and her citizens. The book addresses four critical factors - people, technology, organisations and society. It evaluates how Indian entrepreneurs utilise their range of key skills and entrepreneurial competencies in local and transnational environments. It explores how software and technological development, and the reorganisation of the public research infrastructure, are leading to a transformation of our organisations and our capacity to develop new ones. Further, it examines the role of socially-unity-driven entrepreneurship and community-based innovation centred round the arts and culture in urban and rural settings, in promoting socially oriented transformation. The book aims to offer a small but rich portfolio of India's unique entrepreneurial capabilities.
Leadership for Risk Management by Lidewey E. C. van der Sluis
Publication Date: 2021-03-24
Description: The market is like the sea: it gives, and it takes away. That became apparent once again when the economy and society went into "lockdown" due to the coronavirus outbreak. Organizations will either sink or swim, and only the pros will be able to keep their heads above water. This is a self-help book for managers, supervisors and administrators who see themselves as skippers at the helm of an organization in times of turbulence, uncertainty and complexity. It provides a number of the latest handy management models, such as the Three-Phase Model, Governance Model and Management Matrix, which help leaders and managers arrive at well thought-out risk management decisions. In addition, the practical cases and discussion questions in each chapter help readers implement these models in their organizations. The book is an English translation of the Dutch book 'Varen in de mist', which was nominated for the Dutch Management Book of the Year.
Trade, Investment and Economic Growth by Pooja Lakhanpal (Editor); Jaydeep Mukherjee (Editor); Biswajit Nag (Editor); Divya Tuteja (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-05-11
Description: The book contributes to the growing literature pertaining to empirical and policy issues in international trade, foreign capital flows and issues in finance, implications for India and emerging economies related to trade and development interface, and analysis of sector level growth and development in India. Further, the focus is on the policy aspects of these themes and their role in fostering economic development in the context of India and other emerging market economies. The discourse focuses mainly on empirical work and econometric details. The relevant issues are investigated using state of the art techniques such as gravity models, panel co-integration, generalized hyperbolic distributions, SEM, FMOLS and Probit models. In addition, detailed literature survey, discussions on data availability, issues related to statistical estimation techniques and a theoretical background, ensure that each chapter significantly contributes to the ever-growing literature on international trade and capital flows. The readers shall find an engaging dialogue on the crucial role played by policy and the trade-capital flows-growth experience of emerging economies. The book is relevant for those who are interested in contemporary issues in trade, growth and finance as well as for students of advanced econometrics who may benefit from the analytical and econometric exposition. The empirical evidences provided here could serve as ready reference for academicians, researchers and policy makers, particularly in emerging economies facing similar challenges.
Financial Markets and Economic Performance by John E. Silvia
Publication Date: 2021-08-01
Description: Effective decision making requires understanding of the underlying principles of financial markets and economics. Intellectually, economics and financial markets are genetically intertwined although when it comes to popular commentary they are treated separately. In fact, academic economic thinking appears separate from financial market equity strategy in most financial market commentary. Historically, macroeconomics tended to assume away financial frictions and financial intermediation whereas financial economists did not necessarily consider the negative macroeconomic spill overs from financial market outcomes. In more recent years, the economic discipline has gone through a serious self-reflection after the global crisis. This book explores the interplay between financial markets and macroeconomic outcomes with a conceptual framework that combines the actions of investors and individuals. Of interest to graduate students and those professionals working in the financial markets, it provides insight into why market prices move and credit markets interact and what factors participants and policy makers can monitor to anticipate market change and future price paths.
Financial Strategies in Competitive Markets by Hasan Dinçer (Editor); Serhat Yüksel (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-04-14
Description: As globalization continues to rapidly evolve, economic borders between countries have practically disappeared. One effect is that nowadays companies can access new markets by investing in other countries. This offers an important advantage especially for international and large-scale companies. However, one result is the increased market competition. Small-scale local firms and SMEs have to compete with international firms and corporations that have significantly more resources. This competitive environment jeopardizes the sustainability of the smaller companies, which often are driven out of business by the more powerful global players. This book discusses financial strategies for small and middle size companies to increase their competitiveness in the global markets.
Economic Growth and Financial Development by Muhammad Shahbaz (Editor); Alaa Soliman (Editor); Subhan Ullah (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-09-22
Description: This book looks into the relationship between financial development, economic growth, and the possibility of a potential capital flight in the transmission process. It also examines the important role that financial institutions, financial markets, and country-level institutional factors play in economic growth and their impact on capital flight in emerging economies. By presenting new theoretical insights and empirical country studies as well as econometric approaches, the authors focus on the relationship between financial development and economic growth with capital flight in the era of financial crisis. Therefore, this book is a must-read for researchers, scholars, and policy-makers, interested in a better understanding of economic growth and financial development of emerging economies alike.
The Evolution of Sustainable Investments and Finance by Francesco Gangi; Antonio Meles; Lucia Michela Daniele; Nicola Varrone; Dario Salerno
Publication Date: 2021-03-20
Description: Over the last decade, socially responsible investments (SRIs) have become paramount to both professionals and academics. In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-8, practitioners have become much more involved in new financial models that integrate returns and positive social and environmental impacts. The authors argue that previous irresponsible financial models are anachronistic, and propose a new relationship between stakeholder and shareholder. Starting from the mainstreaming of SRI, this book recovers the social function of banks and the innovative role of crowdfunding and venture capital models. The book offers a unified perspective for firm and funder, making it a timely and invaluable read for scholars and practitioners interested in sustainable development and social impact finance.
Risk Assessment and Financial Regulation in Emerging Markets' Banking by Alexander M. Karminsky (Editor); Paolo Emilio Mistrulli (Editor); Mikhail I. Stolbov (Editor); Yong Shi (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-05-12
Description: This book describes various approaches in modelling financial risks and compiling ratings. Focusing on emerging markets, it illustrates how risk assessment is performed and analyses the use of machine learning methods for financial risk assessment and measurement. It not only offers readers insights into the differences between emerging and developed markets, but also helps them understand the development of risk management approaches for banks. Highlighting current problems connected with the evaluation and modelling of financial risks in the banking sector of emerging markets, the book presents the methodologies applied to credit and market financial risks and integrated and payment risks, and discusses the outcomes. In addition it explores the systemic risks and innovations in banking and risk management by analyzing the features of risk measurement in emerging countries. Lastly, it demonstrates the aggregation of approaches to financial risk for emerging financial markets, comparing the experiences of various countries, including Russia, Belarus, China and Brazil.
Asset Allocation Strategies for Mutual Funds by Giuseppe Galloppo
Publication Date: 2021-07-25
Description: This book offers an overview of the best-working strategies in the field of equity and fixed income mutual fund-based portfolio management. This timely research considers different market conditions, such as global financial crises, across various geographical regions such as the USA and Europe. Combining academic and practical findings, the author presents a practitioner perspective on mutual fund-based portfolio strategies, appealing not only to finance scholars but also professionals within the asset management industry. This book synthesizes a large part of the academic research to date on the mutual fund industry by drawing from the most widely cited academic journals. The author makes a systematic use of numerical examples to facilitate the understanding of Investment themes organized around several important topics: size, diversification, flows, active management, volatility, performance persistence and rating.
Sustainability in Bank and Corporate Business Models by Magdalena Ziolo; Beata Zoﬁa Filipiak; Blanka Tundys
Publication Date: 2021-05-22
Description: The book explains the impact of bank business models on company business models by discussing the relationship among banks decision-making processes, sustainable values creation in company business models, and ESG risk. The monograph provides a combination of financial and management-related activities, in the context of bank business models, taking into account the concept of sustainability, and will be of particular interest to both in-house practitioners, giving them innovative knowledge about the models presented and used, and to students and young researchers. The project is financed within the framework of the program of the Minister of Science and Higher Education under the name ,,Regional Excellence Initiative" in the years 2019 - 2022; project number 001/RID/2018/19; the amount of financing PLN 10,684,000.00.
Personal Financial Planning for Executives and Entrepreneurs by Michael J. Nathanson; Stephen R. Stelljes; Jeffrey T. Craig; Jennifer A. Geoghegan; Nadine Gordon Lee; Michael A. Haber; Seth P. Hieken; Matthew C. Ilteris; D. Scott McDonald; Joseph A. Salvati
Publication Date: 2021-04-23
Description: Effective financial planning for executives and entrepreneurs is complex, dense, and impossible to reduce to a single, easy-to-understand formula. Designed to emphasize the importance of successful, targeted financial planning, this book begins by telling a story about a fictional, but plausible, power couple and their family who (spoiler alert!) do pretty much everything wrong in securing their financial future. In most cases, they don't do the things needed because they don't know what they are. Using this story as a case study of an executive and an entrepreneur, the book breaks down the case into chapters and offers practical discussions of all the key financial planning components--investment planning, tax planning, estate planning, philanthropic planning, risk management, and equity-based compensation to name a few--with the tools needed to tailor a plan for virtually every circumstance and need. While there is no single plan that works for everybody, this book provides a guide, with technical information alongside general themes, focused on how to build an effective financial plan. In addition to all the benefits of the first edition, this second edition provides significant new content and insights for the entrepreneur who is planning for a future liquidity event such as a sale. It also provides detail on how to manage concentrated ownership positions and on ESG investment strategies, a rapidly growing investment theme. Finally, the second edition includes tax, estate planning, regulatory, and other updates to reflect changes since the first edition was published.
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