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Recommending Books for Purchase :(Bulletin 185a - January 2022): Palgrave Macmillan
Subject Areas: Entrepreneurship, Corporate Responsibility, Marketing, Economics and Finance, Business and Management
Oceania Entrepreneurship by Vanessa Ratten (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-02-12
Description: This book focuses on the growth of entrepreneurship in Oceania. This means focusing on cultural endeavors as well as digital and technology-based forms of entrepreneurship. It is the first to explore how Oceania has a distinctive type of business appeal given its strategic position in the world. Whilst other regions such as North America, Europe and Africa have been studied in terms of entrepreneurial endeavors, there is a lack of research on Oceania despite it being a unique and important region. This book thus fills this gap by taking a progressive approach as to how entrepreneurship in Oceania is managed, emphasizing the growth of new economic segments and changing geo-political powers.
Entrepreneurial Orientation and Strategic Leadership by Brian S. Anderson
Publication Date: 2021-10-24
Description: This book sits at the intersection of two lines of inquiry of critical importance to management researchers--what are the contributory factors to building an entrepreneurial company, and what is senior leadership's role in this process? Inherently cross-disciplinary, it adopts a behavioral perspective and proposes a research model delineating how various strategic leadership variables influence a firm's exhibition of entrepreneurial behaviors, captured by the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) construct. While EO research touches briefly on the role of the CEO senior leadership consideration, the field lacks an integrated perspective on how senior leadership decisions enable or constrain EO. To address this gap, the author proposes resource allocation decisions as the central mechanism through which a set of strategic leadership variables causally influence EO. He argues for the superiority of a behavioral view of EO and of strategic leadership, which stands in contrast to the attitudinal perspective on EO and the ex officio perspective on strategic leadership. Opening a rich new stream of inquiry on leadership antecedents to EO, this work will appeal to both entrepreneurship and leadership researchers, unpacking both research gaps and research questions concerning the role of the CEO and top management team, corporate boards, and emerging leadership challenges.
Modern Classics in Entrepreneurship Studies by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan (Editor); Arturo E. Osorio (Editor); Dev K. Dutta (Editor); Vishal K. Gupta (Editor); Golshan Javadian (Editor); Grace Chun Guo (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-15
Description: The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze modern classics in entrepreneurship research with the goal of highlighting cutting-edge themes in the work of various scholars that are pushing the boundaries of the field, post 2000. As the entrepreneurship field matures, it is important to identify the novel contributions that will help shape the next decades of scholarship, by providing scholars with the concepts, frameworks, and approaches needed to help develop the new theories and practices of entrepreneurship. By focusing on emerging key contributions, this book takes a stance that sets it apart from other similar works by scholars that have focused only on existing themes rather than those that will characterize the relationship between entrepreneurship and new technological advances, growing inequalities, gender, diversity and inclusion, and socio-political shifts in the landscape of entrepreneurial ecosystems, allowing for critical and new conversations on entrepreneurship to take shape. This book will provide discussion on emergent themes and approaches that will continue to build the future of entrepreneurship as an exciting and rigorous academic discipline.
G20 Entrepreneurship Services Report by Jian Gao; Ruitao Jia; Qing SU
Publication Date: 2022-01-06
Description: This book focuses on the progress of G20 members on entrepreneurship services since the G20 Entrepreneurship Action Plan was issued at the G20 Hangzhou Summit in China. The authors analyse the similarities and differences of policy measures taken by G20 members from five aspects of entrepreneurship services: government services, fiscal and financial supports, entrepreneur services, entrepreneurship education, and fair competition for SMEs. The book aims to bridge academic research with the multilevel and diverse practice in entrepreneurial activities and explores how national policies and conditions can promote entrepreneurship among G20 members. This book will inspire the policy- makers, stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystems and scholars on entrepreneurship research as well, on how to promote the entrepreneurship as an effective way to stimulate employment growth, boost innovation development, and realize economic recovery in the post- COVID-19 era.
Relationship Between R&d and Financial Performance in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry by Mithun Nandy
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Description: The book provides insight into different research and development (R&D) activities performed by Indian pharmaceutical companies. It describes how R&D activities have evolved in the last three decades on Indian soil. The book discusses how emerging economy like India has become the 'Pharmacy of the World' and how reputed and research-centric Indian drug manufacturing companies are aligning their business model by incepting the business idea as 'Innovate in India and Serve to the World'. Subsequently, through successful implementation of the R&D activities and endeavors, Indian pharmaceutical companies have been witnessing different drug discoveries and innovations which have been performed in an indigenous manner. Contemporary marketing strategies adopted by the research-centric Indian pharmaceutical companies for selling innovative drug products across the globe, attaining global competitiveness, and maintaining a seamless supply chain through export initiatives have also been discussed in this book. Finally, the book figures out the relationship between R&D and financial performance with the help of panel data analysis (PDA), an econometric approach.
Sustainable Finance by Molly Scott Cato
Publication Date: 2021-12-18
Description: This book provides a detailed yet succinct overview of sustainable finance, with a specific focus on its origins, its policy focus and the practitioner dimension. With fossil fuel companies still attracting investment and subsidy across the world, the book describes how we can reverse these incentives, using the power of finance to tackle the climate and ecological crises. The world of finance is moving beyond the era of ethical investment and into a future where all financial companies will have to report the climate impact of their investments. This is the first stage towards full-scale ESG reporting (Environmental, Social and Governance). Since financial reporting depends on information provided by companies who receive investment, this has huge implications for non-financial reporting by all large companies. The timeline for these legal changes is short for what will be a transformation of financial accounting and investment. The book also covers the related issues of climate finance and the role of central and public banks in funding the transition to sustainability, and how we can ensure accountability for countries bearing the brunt of the impact from those with the largest responsibility for historic emissions. This book will enable those working in these fields to update their knowledge and skills, and brings together the author's practical experience as an MEP with her academic insight as the first professor of green economics.
The Municipal Financial Crisis by Mark Moses
Publication Date: 2022-01-07
Description: City governments are going bankrupt. Even the ones that aren't are often stuck in financial chaos. It is easy to blame pensions, poor leadership, or a bad economy. But the problems go much deeper. With decades of experience in local government, author Mark Moses showcases the inside world of the city decision-making process that has spawned these crises. It becomes clear: City governments are maxing out their budgets because they are trying to maximize services. This book, likely the most ambitious attempt by someone who has worked in government to radically examine the delivery of municipal services since 'Reinventing Government' was published more than 25 years ago, explores why city governments pursue an open-ended mission and why bailouts and trendy budgeting processes will be, at best, only temporary solutions. Of interest to current and future city council members, regional and state government officials, those covering city government, financial analysts, city management, and individuals and organizations interested in influencing city policy, this book argues that cities won't thrive until city hall is disrupted.
New Accountability in Financial Services by Joe McGrath; Ciaran Walker
Publication Date: 2021-12-18
Description: This book is a critical examination of recently introduced individual accountability regimes that apply to the financial services industry in the UK (SMCR) and Australia (BEAR and the forthcoming FAR), together with a forthcoming new individual accountability regime ( in particular, SEAR) in Ireland. It provides a framework for analysing whether these regimes will achieve behavioural change in the financial services industry. This book argues that, whilst sanctioning individuals to deter future misconduct is an important part of any successful regulatory strategy, the focus should be on ensuring that individuals in the financial services industry internalise the norms of behaviour expected under the new regimes. In this regard, the analysis in this book is informed by criminological theory, regulatory theory and behavioural science. The work also argues for a "trajectory towards professionalisation" of financial services, and banking in particular, as an important means of positively influencing industry-wide norms of behaviour, which have a key influence on firms' and individuals' behaviours.
Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes by Harold L. Vogel
Publication Date: 2021-12-18
Description: Economists broadly define financial asset price bubbles as episodes in which prices rise with notable rapidity and depart from historically established asset valuation multiples and relationships. Financial economists have for decades attempted to study and interpret bubbles through the prisms of rational expectations, efficient markets, equilibrium, arbitrage, and capital asset pricing models, but they have not made much if any progress toward a consistent and reliable theory that explains how and why bubbles (and crashes) evolve and are defined, measured, and compared. This book develops a new and different approach that is based on the central notion that bubbles and crashes reflect urgent short-side rationing, which means that, as such extreme conditions unfold, considerations of quantities owned or not owned begin to displace considerations of price.
Towards the Next Revolution in Central Banking by Burkhard Wehner
Publication Date: 2021-10-29
Description: This book critically explores past and present principles of central banking, and outlines a new framework for future stabilization policy. Through compact and concise chapters, it demonstrates why a constant long-term interest rate would be the most beneficial target for monetary policy to follow. A novel set of policy tools and institutional arrangements suitable to reliably meet this target are developed. It is argued that the proposed framework would be clearly superior to conventional policies in preventing financial market crises, maintaining high employment, and keeping the economy at or near potential. The merits and shortcomings of alternative theories such as Modern Monetary Theory are also discussed. This book will be relevant to researchers and policymakers as well as professional investors, analysts, and commentators of financial markets and the economy at large.
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Markets by Cláudia Simões (Editor); Alin Stancu (Editor); Georgiana Grigore (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-11
Description: This book explores the interaction between sustainability, corporate responsibility, consumers, and the market. It aims to discover if consumers are seeking out small, ethical, socially responsible firms to buy from rather than large corporations; if markets and organisations are supported by a new sensitivity to social responsibility and sustainability ideas; if the integration of corporate responsibility strategies and practices change how market sectors are assembled. Bringing together international case studies - including research on the Italian wine industry, German butchers, Spanish football, Polish marketing and the Portuguese financial sector - this book is valuable reading for scholars working on corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and good governance.Chapter 12 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Green Marketing in Emerging Economies by Emmanuel Mogaji (Editor); Ogechi Adeola (Editor); Isaiah Adisa (Editor); Robert Ebo Hinson (Editor); Chipo Mukonza (Editor); Ayça Can Kirgiz (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-04
Description: Literature on green marketing continues to gain traction in the sustainability discourse, focusing on core subject areas such as green product development, green marketing strategy and green advertising. Achieving green marketing success encompasses influencing, orientating, and communicating green offerings of an organisation to the consumers. Emerging markets particularly provide unique opportunities for green product innovations to thrive due to their rapid industrialisation and economic growth; hence the value proposition of organisations must be rightly communicated to the consumers. The book is part of a multi-volume work that highlights the goals of green marketing, such as influencing consumers' green adoption, behaviour, and attitude towards sustainability practices. This book provides insights to researchers, students and practitioners interested in marketing and sustainability initiatives in the context of emerging markets. It is also recommended for marketing managers and brand consultants who desire an in-depth understanding of how to communicate their organisation's green offerings while positioning the organisation as a green brand to influence consumers' green purchasing behaviours.
Marketing Communications in Emerging Economies, Volume II by Thomas Anning-Dorson (Editor); Robert Ebo Hinson (Editor); Stanley Coffie (Editor); Genevieve Bosah (Editor); Ibn Kailan Abdul-Hamid (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-18
Description: Drawing on the expertise of multi-disciplinary scholars from emerging economies, this volume aims to share fascinating perspectives on marketing communications by discussing the shift in the power of public relations, and highlighting how the small and local use communication effectively to improve performance and shares useful lessons on how to communicate hope by responding to customer emotions during uncertainties. The book contains valuable lessons and insights on communicating corporate social responsibility, effective social media communication, enacting brand purpose through communication, and using aesthetics in point-of-purchase advertising to drive purchase intention. It is the first of its kind to highlight key conceptual issues and provide critical empirical evidence on marketing communications in and from emerging economies. Corporate executives, educators, students, policymakers and businesses would find this book a useful tool on marketing communication as it lays bare some important strategic and operational insights specific to emerging markets.
Mobile Storytelling in an Age of Smartphones by Max Schleser (Editor); Xiaoge Xu (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-21
Description: This book explores contemporary approaches to mobile storytelling, with contributions covering mobile education, news and screen storytelling, creative practice research, and the impact on vulnerable communities and social innovation. With 18 original chapters, Schleser and Xu bring together international media and communication scholars, digital storytellers, filmmakers, musicians, and educators to discuss the significant contributions made by mobile storytelling within academia, culture and society, resulting in a vibrant and interdisciplinary collection that will be a valuable resource to researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences. This edited collection is a result of the collaboration between Mobile Studies International (MSI) and the Mobile Innovation Network & Association (MINA) at the International Mobile Storytelling Congress (IMSC) at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.
Consumer Credit in Europe by Maria Lissowska
Publication Date: 2021-11-25
Description: This book provides a comprehensive outlook on the state and role of consumer credits in the European economy and households. It underlines the role of consumerism and digitalisation, in the framework of legislation. It covers two major turns in consumer credit evolution: the 2008 crisis and Covid pandemic. The first had socio-economic sources, the second one was an external event, but provoked important changes in consumer behaviour. Lockdowns deepened the preference for digital financial products. FinTech and BigData operators acquired broader opportunities with the development of distance services. These new financial services need adapted legislation. The recently published project of Consumer Credits Directive covers new means of communication, such as smartphones, and extends rules to new ways of crediting, like crowdfunding. Consumer credit availability changed the behaviour of households. The propensity of poorer households to save faded due to the ease of getting credit. However, financial insecurity during the Coronavirus pandemic made households limit credits and build precautionary savings.
Responsible Management in Emerging Markets by Eric Kwame Adae (Editor); John Paul Kosiba (Editor); Robert Ebo Hinson (Editor); Kojo Kakra Twum (Editor); Nathaniel Newman (Editor); Francis Fonyee Nutusgah (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-10-31
Description: Responsible Management in Emerging Markets: A Multisectoral Focus is in response to the dearth of literature on responsible management in emerging economies. It discusses diverse themes at the intersection of corporate social responsibility (CSR), green business (marketing) and sustainability management, with the view to addressing some begging issues in responsible management. Hinged on the centrality of SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption), this volume focusses on how businesses, nations, and continents across the globe can actualize a sustainable paradigm, now and in the future. It offers fresh theoretical, policy, and managerial insights into the complex processes and relationships that mediate businesses' ability to deliver on their social development promise, through sustainability and green initiatives. This book discusses some forward and backward linkages between the emerging economy context and responsible management. Featuring cognate topics on CSR, green marketing, green fashion and green entrepreneurship, it offers a Sustainable Development Roadmap (SDR) that is applicable for businesses in emerging economies. This volume is a valuable resource for professionals and academics in emerging economies who desire to understand how firms are demonstrating responsible management through green initiatives, corporate social responsibility and sustainable policies and practices.
Informality, Labour Mobility and Precariousness by Abel Polese (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-19
Description: From the erosion of state legitimacy in Lebanon to the use of smartphones in Kyrgyzstan, from a Polish suburb to the music scene in Azerbaijan, this volume attempts to explain why, in a variety of world regions, a substantial number of people tend to ignore or act against state rules. We propose to look at informality beyond simplistic associations of the phenomenon with a single category such as "informal labour" or "corruption". By doing this, we propose to look for a correlation between the emergence, and persistence, of some informal practices and the quality of governance in a given area. We also suggest that a better understanding of the variety of informal practices present in a region can help conceptualising more adequate interventions and eventually improve the socio-economic conditions of its inhabitants.
The Theory of the Marketing Firm by Gordon Foxall
Publication Date: 2021-11-13
Description: The marketing firm is that business organisation which responds to the imperatives of consumer-orientation. Its style of management is marked by its adherence to the criteria of goal separation, participation in marketing transactions, entrepreneurial sovereignty and reciprocal entrepreneurial management, all of which are explored in this pioneering book. It assumes the proposition, uncontroversial enough to marketing academics and students, that contemporary firms can survive and prosper - achieve their financial goal, be it the maximization of profit or sales or growth - only if they respond appropriately to those imperatives: specifically, the forces that promote consumer discretion and consumer sophistication. Surprisingly, however, theories of the firm, based on economics, strategic management or behavioural science, show scant recognition of this observation which is abundantly clear from the most elementary treatment of marketing management. Renowned scholar Gordon R. Foxall argues that this proposition should form the starting point of a theory of the firm and explores its implications for marketing theory in the light of the findings of consumer behaviour analysis and research on the marketing firm. Hence, while pursuing a competence theory of the marketing firm based on the idealised implications of the imperatives of consumer-orientation, the book rests its conception on a groundwork of empirical evidence on consumer behaviour and corporate action.
Political Marketing and Management in the 2020 New Zealand General Election by Edward Elder (Editor); Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-10-25
Description: This book is the second volume in the Palgrave Studies in Political Marketing and Management series to focus on political marketing and management in New Zealand's general elections. Co-edited by political marketing experts Edward Elder and Jennifer Lees-Marshment from the University of Auckland, and with contributions from academics and practitioners, this book covers topics including political strategy, Vote Compass, market research, political branding, delivery marketing, targeting and political communication. Importantly, this book looks at the use of political marketing and management during a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, this book provides valuable insights into political marketing and management in practice, not just for New Zealand, but for political leaders, parties and campaigners around the world.
Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Value Chains by Christina Teipen (Editor); Petra Dünhaupt (Editor); Hansjörg Herr (Editor); Fabian Mehl (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-12-19
Description: This book investigates how global value chain governance, public institutions and strategies in the area of industrial policy and industrial relations by stakeholders such as national or global trade unions, governments, companies or international NGOs shape upgrading in the Global South. A special feature is its interdisciplinarity, combining sociological, economic, legal and political dimensions. Case studies systematically compare different industry trajectories. Furthermore, it encompasses far-reaching insights into the role of global value chains for development, economic catching-up of countries and socio-political aspects such as working conditions and interest representation.
Business under Crisis, Volume III by Demetris Vrontis (Editor); Alkis Thrassou (Editor); Yaakov Weber (Editor); S. M. Riad Shams (Editor); Evangelos Tsoukatos (Editor); Leonidas Efthymiou (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-08
Description: From recurring episodes of great depression, oil crises, political crises, wars, debt crises, to the ongoing climate change, there is a constant pressure on businesses to cope with critical events. However, throughout history, crises have been pivotal in advancing businesses and societies. This contributed volume approaches crisis not simply as a source of problems, but also as a set of choices. It seeks to explore critical events as possible opportunities for sustainability, through process improvement, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Chapters reveal that times of crisis provide opportunities for new start-ups, creativity, resilience, organisational change, and revitalisation. This book also emphasises the importance of sustainability, driven either by the market or as a response to critical events. Within the wider attempt to explore avenues for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at times of crisis, the book is loosely organised in three thematic sections: organisational responses to crisis; digitisation, and how technology facilitates or hinders sustainability under conditions of crisis; and SMEs, Family Firms (FF), Entrepreneurship, which explores how critical events offer opportunities for innovation.
Open and Closed Economies by Roderick Macdonald
Publication Date: 2021-11-24
Description: This book compares the experiences of the Philippines and Vietnam to gain insight into how openness to trade and financing can increase prosperity. In contrast, theoretical and empirical work in the 20th and early 21st centuries have returned mixed results regarding this assertion. The book also demonstrates the impracticality of any attempt to pursue prosperity in isolation. Chapter 1 discusses recent data and research on international trade and capital mobility. Chapter 2 describes the economy of Vietnam that has grown rapidly since beginning to open in 1994. Chapter 3 relates the stagnation of the Philippines as it remained closed from 1960 to 1994 and examines the recent rapid growth in spite of the continued relative restrictiveness of Philippine policy. Chapter 4 compares the two experiences and then conjectures about the feasibility of a prosperous autarky.
Off the Target by Muhammad Ali Nasir
Publication Date: 2021-11-24
Description: This book describes the history of European integration and the Eurozone, before presenting ways in which the European Union can move forward. Charting integration from before the Second World War, the foundations of the Eurozone are examined to provide insight into the challenges faced by the European Union, including the Global Financial Crisis, over recent decades. The impact of TARGET2 and the European Monetary System are also discussed. This book aims to highlight ways that current challenges to European integration, such as the COVID-19 crisis, environmental degradation, and fiscal debt, can be overcome to promote economic growth and social advancement. It will be relevant to students, researchers, and policymakers interested in the political economy and European economic policy.
Small Business Valuation Methods by Yannick Coulon
Publication Date: 2021-11-23
Description: Valuation is the natural starting point toward buying or selling a business or securities through the stock market. Essential in wealth management, the valuation process allows the measurement of the strengths and weaknesses of a company and provides a historical reference for its development. This guide on valuation methods focuses on three global approaches: the assetbased approach, the fundamental or DCF approach, and the market approach. Ultimately, this book provides the basics needed to estimate the value of a small business. Many pedagogical cases and illustrations underpin its pragmatic and didactic content. However, it also contains enough theories to satisfy an expert audience. This book is ideal for business owners and additional players in the business world, legal professionals, accountants, wealth management advisers, and bankers, while also of interest to business school students and investors.
Internationalization of Luxury Fashion Firms by Andrea Runfola; Matilde Milanesi; Simone Guercini
Publication Date: 2021-12-09
Description: Internationalization is an essential component of the business model for luxury fashion companies. Hence, regardless of their size, luxury firms have to develop in foreign markets to seek global demand, build a global image, and manage distribution and communications effectively. Filling a gap in current literature, this book examines the motives, processes, and forms assumed for the internationalization of luxury fashion companies and the relationship between internationalization and business models, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the specific challenges they face. The book proposes cases of Italian SMEs, being Italy a country that is globally recognized as a key player in the luxury fashion industry. Specifically, the authors link internationalization with business models and discuss the business model of luxury fashion SMEs, characterized by "genetic internationalization". Finally, the authors address the main theoretical and managerial implications emerging from their empirical research and discuss the applicability of this model to luxury companies in general. Offering a comprehensive and in-depth view of luxury fashion SMEs, this book is targeted to students, scholars and practitioners interested in luxury firms, internationalization, and business models.
The Digital Innovation Race by Bengt-Åke Lundvall; Cecilia Rikap
Publication Date: 2021-12-10
Description: This book develops new theoretical perspectives on the economics and politics of innovation and knowledge in order to capture new trends in modern capitalism. It shows how giant corporations establish themselves as intellectual monopolies and how each of them builds and controls its own corporate innovation system. It presents an analysis of a new form of production where Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, and their counterparts in China, extract value and appropriate intellectual rents through privileged access to AI algorithms trained by data from organizations and individuals all around the world. These companies' specific form of production and rent-seeking takes place at the global level and challenges national governments trying to regulate intellectual monopolies and attempting to build stronger national innovation systems. It is within this context that the authors provide new insights on the complex interplay between corporate and national innovation systems by looking at the US-China conflict, understood as a struggle for global technological supremacy. The book ends with alternative scenarios of global governance and advances policy recommendations as well as calls for social activism. This book will be of interest to students, academics and practitioners (both from national states and international organizations) and professionals working on innovation, digital capitalism and related topics.
Executive Education after the Pandemic by Peter Lorange (Editor); Santiago Iñiguez (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-11-30
Description: Business education and executive development has been one of the most fascinating industries in the world and the fastest growing segment of higher education over the past decades. Today, it is experiencing change on a scale unprecedented since the foundation of the first business schools in the early 20th Century, both due to changes in the corporate environment and also due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across all industries. In this context how do you create world-class educational and training institutions that can cope with those challenges, and be rigorous, vocationally relevant and suited to the corporate growing needs in this new fluid world? And how do you combine the very best of traditional academic values with new learning technologies to create an educational model that is fit to compete in the global economy, threatened today by populism, nationalism and economic turmoil? Yet, as daunting as it is, some institutions have already made significant progress in the journey. In this book Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President of IE University, and Peter Lorange, former President of IMD, bring together contributions from leading figures from some of the world's major universities. They share their experiences in addressing some of the challenges that the industry faces today, such as diversity and inclusion, employability, the role of AI and the advent of innovative new platforms. Packed with case studies of successful initiatives in business education and executive training, this is a truly visionary book. Authors anticipate future trends and share their in-depth knowledge of what it takes to build world-class educational providers - and their vision of higher education in the future.
Developing the Blue Economy by Robert C. Brears
Publication Date: 2021-10-21
Description: Traditionally, the ocean economy is viewed solely as a mechanism for economic growth. In this business-as-usual approach, large-scale industrial economies have developed the ocean economy through the exploitation of maritime and marine resources, often without consideration of how those activities impact the future health or productivity of those same resources. This has led to aquatic ecosystems being viewed and treated as limitless resources; the marine environment becoming a dumping ground for waste; overfishing diminishing fishing stocks; ocean habitats being degraded from coastal developments; sea-level rise impacting coastal communities and infrastructure; increasing ocean acidification; and the marginalisation of poor coastal communities. Recognising the failings of the traditional ocean economy, there is a transition underway around the world towards the Blue Economy. This concept moves beyond the business-as-usual approach with economic development and ocean health complementary to one another. In the Blue Economy, the environmental risks of and ecological degradation from economic activity are mitigated or significantly reduced. Therefore, economic activity is in balance with the long-term capacity of the ocean ecosystems to support this activity and remain healthy and resilient. This book will provide an overview of the various technologies used to promote cross-sectoral and multi-scalar collaboration, facilitate the integrated management of sectors and resources, foster partnerships between governments and industry, encourage R&D in new technologies in resource use and management, and scale-up innovative financing mechanisms in the development of a Blue Economy. Also, the book will contain in-depth case studies that illustrate how locations, of differing climates, lifestyles and income levels, have implemented technologies to facilitate the development of the Blue Economy. Developing the Blue Economy will provide an accessible resource for practitioners and researchers working in the field on the various innovative technologies being implemented around the world to create a Blue Economy.
HRD Perspectives on Developmental Relationships by Rajashi Ghosh (Editor); Holly M. Hutchins (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-01-05
Description: Developmental relationships constitute interdependent, generative connections that promote growth and learning among individuals. While studies reporting the impact of developmental relationships on learning, performance, and career development leaves no doubt about its relevance to the human resource development (HRD) field, we lack an in-depth understanding of how developmental relationships apply to the myriad of topics relevant to contemporary HRD research and practice such as social justice, diversity and equity, leadership development, career transitions, knowledge sharing, organization development, employee engagement, organizational learning culture, globalization, national HRD, and technology at work. This book presents a comprehensive collection of evidence-based studies and conceptual articles that explore how developmental relationships that are cultivated within and outside of the workplace apply to those clusters of topics in HRD. Organized around six themes, the chapters examine topics such as knowledge management, critical perspectives on gender, diversity, and equity, building a learning organization, talent development, and emotional closeness in the context of virtual workplaces. In doing so, the book highlight how research on developmental relationships can be the underlying thread connecting the otherwise disconnected varied topical foci of HRD research and practice, thus broadening our understanding of the relevance of developmental relationships within the HRD field. This volume advances HRD scholarship and will appeal to researchers interested in exploring the nature and benefits of developmental relationships including mentoring and coaching.
Women's Economic Empowerment by Inna Michaeli
Publication Date: 2022-02-07
Description: Challenging the simplistic story by which feminism has become complicit in neoliberalism, this book traces the course of globalization of women's economic empowerment from the Global South to the Global North and critically examines the practice of empowering low-income women, primarily migrant, indigenous and racialised women. The author argues that women's economic empowerment organizations become embedded in the neoliberal re-organization of relations between civil society, state and market, and in the reconfiguration of relations between the personal and the political. Also examined are the contractual nature of institutional arrangements in neoliberalism, the ontological divide between economy and society, and the marginalisation of feminist economics that persists in the field of women's economic empowerment. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of social sciences, gender studies, sociology, and economics. This book is based on the author's doctoral dissertation at Humboldt University, Faculty of Cultural, Social and Educational Sciences.
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