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21st Century Communication by
Publication Date: 2009-05-15
Price : $430
Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Communication will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.
Accounting Theory by
Publication Date: 2012-08-20
Price : $177
An extensive overview of accounting theory concepts and application Balancing accounting theory with practical issues, the Eighth Edition of Accounting Theory: Conceptual Issues in a Political and Economic Environment continues to clearly identify the conceptual elements of accounting theory and apply those elements to practice. The book provides an important overview of accounting and financial issues in economic and political contexts, providing students with a strong conceptual framework. Features of the Seventh EditionContinues to provides a solid introduction to international accounting issues citing top academic journalsRelates more theoretical issues to real world examples coming from the popular news mediaPlaces greater emphasis on principles based as opposed to rules-based standardsIncludes more pedagogical features such as questions, cases, problems, and writing assignmentsùmany from corporate annual reportsOffers a historical perspective of accounting standards Instructor Resources Available to adopting instructors, these resources include answers to end-of-chapter materials, chapter summaries, test banks, PowerPoint slides for selected chapter highlights, and much more. Intended AudienceBoth undergraduate and graduate-level students of accounting theory will gain a solid foundation of and new insights into the history and development of accounting theory and the accounting field in general.
Accounting Theory by
Publication Date: 2009-04-08
Price : £745
Financial statements, the output of a firm's accounting system, receive a great deal of attention, for two reasons. First, they assess how well management is doing now and second, they help predict the firm's prospects. However, accounting systems and financial statements do not arise in a vacuum. They are based on rules and standards that have been developed at the various national and, increasingly, international levels. In turn, these rules and standards are based, to a greater or lesser extent, on accounting theory. In this major reference collection, accounting theory is taken as the basic assumptions, definitions, principles, and concepts - and how we derive them - that underlie accounting rule-making by a legislative body as well as the reporting of financial information. This major work starts with a philosophical overview of accounting, including accounting theory. Among some of the other issues examined are whether accounting is an art or a science and whether or not it can be value free. Also examined is the question of whether any "preconditions" are necessary to establish a viable approach to accounting theory. As a reference work, Accounting Theory, compiled by industry expert Harry I. Wolk, will be a key resource for accounting students, financial statement preparers, and auditors, as well as standard setters themselves.
An Introduction to Coaching Skills by
Publication Date: 2013-12-27
Price : £75
An Introduction to Coaching Skills is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach and, with its focus on the applied side of coaching, the book is an essential text for anyone starting out on their coaching voyage. From the ′how to′, through to practicalities and challenges and honing existing skills, this book covers: - Definitions of coaching - How to become a coach - Key coaching skills - Current coaching models - Practical tools and techniques - Reflective practise and how best to help others With evidence-based research, activities and suggestions for further reading, this is a clear and practical, all-you-need guide to becoming a coach.
Asian Business and Management by
Publication Date: 2012-06-06
Price : £1315
Much of our existing knowledge about business and management has evolved in the West, but the emergence of Asian firms as major players in the world economy is challenging business and management scholars to widen their focus. Asia represents a major source of variations in structure, behavior and context - from cultural, institutional and political to social and economic. This affords new opportunities for testing existing theories of business and management and for driving the development of new ones. Japan has already provided a precedent for this, with much of the current state of the art in technology and operations management resting on Japanese management foundations. This major work presents a collection of seminal works on Asian business and management, carefully chosen by the editor on the basis of impact and expert nominations.The set consolidates key contributions from diverse sources and organizes articles by themes to enable better understanding of key areas. The editor's introduction reviews the included articles and identifies major streams of research within each theme.
Business-to-Business Marketing by
Publication Date: 2011-01-19
Price : £645
Business-to-Business Marketing, a four-volume collection, is the only detailed survey of business-to-business marketing literature that captures the state of the discipline in its entirety. Business-to-business marketing is fast catching up with business-to-consumer marketing as a subject of study, and in recognition of its widening appeal this collection of seminal articles will be of interest to students, researchers and lecturers of general management, as well as those of marketing.It serves as an intellectual touchstone for academics interested in developing their own research interests further, or who are considering incorporating more business-to-business scholarship. Some of the topics addresses will be familiar, such as marketing channels and relationship marketing, while others are likely to be more novel, like organizational purchasing, supply chains and industrial networks.Assembled and introduced by a team of experts in the field, this collection is an invaluable snapshot of the key theoretical, methodological and managerial issues in this critical and expanding area.
Central Currents in Organization Studies II by
Publication Date: 2002-07-29
Price : £645
Offering a solid grounding in the historical and contemporary concerns of the field, Central Currents in Organization Studies Volumes 5-8 presents an innovative and thematically coherent selection of seminal articles. This four-volume set provides an essential benchmark reference to any library concerned with the field of organization studies. Presenting the most influential and provocative contributions to the field, this major work reviews the development of organization studies, including both mainstream and more innovative topics, leading through to recent debates on the status of organizations. This set opens with an introductory editorial essay by Stewart Clegg where he explores issues concerning the scientific status and moral philosophy of oganization studies.
Change Management by
Publication Date: 2009-07-08
Price : £645
Change is all pervasive. Technologies of production, communication and travel are rapidly evolving. The impact of globalization on our experience of living and working is still increasing and organizations have to function in environments that are continually changing. A prime task of the manager is how to manage change effectively in such turbulent environments. Change Management is, therefore, a topic that has generated considerable writing. The aim of this set of volumes is to provide a carefully selected comprehensive collection of well-regarded, seminal articles on this subject, such as would be used by academics and advanced students in the field. This collection is divided into eight sections:Section 1: The Imperatives for ChangeSection 2: Early Writing on ChangeSection 3: The Human Relations SchoolSection 4: The Systems Approach Section 5: StrategySection 6: LeadershipSection 7: Improvement and InnovationSection 8: Critical Approaches
Climates and Cultures by
Publication Date: 2015-07-24
Price : £985
'Climate' is an old idea, but an idea which retains tremendous power, versatility and utility in today's world. For the Ancient Greeks, climate worked both as index and as agency , and this dual function has recurred throughout human cultural history and it works too in contemporary discourses about climate change. Climates change physically, but climates can also change ideologically. What climate means to different people in different places in different eras is not stable. If culture is concerned with how human meaning, symbolism and practice take on substantive and material forms, then studying climate through culture is likely to be a fruitful activity. This Major Work is a valuable synopsis of a diffuse discourse and captures some of the most important writing on climate and culture that has appeared since the 1980s. It provides a structure within which the recently growing body of work in human geography, anthropology, sociology and religious studies can be placed. Volume One: Theorising Climate and Culture Volume Two: The Agencies of Climate Volume Three: Reading Climate and Culture in the Past Volume Four: Reading Climate and Culture in the Future Volume Five: Climate and Culture in Places Volume Six: Cultural Representations of Climate
Coaching Understood by
Publication Date: 2012-12-06
Price : £101
′This book is a milestone in the coaching literature. Elaine Cox provides an excellent text that is scholarly, practical and accessible. She offers clear insights into how coaching works so that coaching is truly understood!′ - Bob Garvey, Professor of Business Education, York St John Business School ′The development of the coaching literature has often been protracted and modest. In recent years, few coaching texts provided a significant leap forward in our understanding of psychological dynamics of coaching. For this reason, Cox's Coaching Understood is a game changer. More thoroughly and systematically than ever before, this work gets under the bonnet of the coaching engine and explores the mechanics of the coaching process. For anyone wondering why coaching works, this book is your answer.′ - Yossi Ives, Tag International Development, UK (International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching Mentoring) Coaching Understood takes a fresh approach to coaching skills and techniques by examining each element of the coaching process in detail in order to verify and justify its effectiveness. By exposing the mystery underlying coaching′s success as a personal and professional development intervention, Elaine Cox undertakes to generate a better understanding of coaching, improve coaching practice, and breed a new generation of more informed coachees and buyers of coaching. Coaching Understood is essential reading for students and practitioners alike.Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here
Complexity in Organization Studies by
Publication Date: 2012-02-22
Price : £675
How do today's leaders cope with the paradoxes of organizational life - stability and change, control and innovation, identity and diversity, power and creativity, and the largely unpredictable effects of communication technologies?The application of scientific complexity and chaos theories to these managerial problems has grown dramatically over the past two decades, affecting all areas of management including organization studies, innovation and operations, finance, strategy and information systems. This cross-disciplinary major work provides a coherent and essential reference for researchers and students seeking to understand real-life human organizing. The four-volume set explores the complex processes of organizing from their philosophical foundations and theoretical orientations, to the implications of the latest empirical research. The sets' articles have been selected by renowned editors in the field, with the support of an international advisory board for their coherence, differentiation, depth and originality.Volume I: Ways of Thinking about ComplexityVolume II: Theorizing Complexity in Organization StudiesVolume III: Implications and Applications of Complexity Thinking in Organization Studies: Straetgy, Organizational Dynamics and InnovationVolume IV: Implications and Applications of Complexity Thinking in Organization Studies: Leadership and Organizational Development
Contemporary Studies in Conversation Analysis by
Publication Date: 2013-04-05
Price : £675
In the seven years following the publication of the much-lauded major work, Conversation Analysis, a number of exciting developments in field have given cause for editors Paul Drew and John Heritage to revisit this important topic. This new four-volume collection, containing all new articles and framed by a new contextualizing introductory chapter, includes works focusing on areas which were in their infancy at the publication of this set′s predecessor, and topics which have gained much interest in the field over the past decade, such as language and identity, gender, multi-lingualism and intercultural communication, to name a few. In its deft construction and careful balance of thematic volumes, this truly multidisciplinary set represents the wealth of contemporary research in the field and the contribution conversation analysis′s methodology has made to an increasing range of substantive areas of research. Volume One: Social Action and Epistemics Volume Two: Responses Volume Three: Identities in Interaction Volume Four: Institutions and Applications
Creative Management and Development by
Publication Date: 2006-09-26
Price : £106
Creative Management and Development has been updated with newly commissioned and leading edge chapters on intuitive cognition, complexity, emotion, team innovation, development, and well-being. The textbook retains seminal papers on creativity, perception, style, culture, and sustainable development. The contributors to this textbook represent a broad spectrum of perspectives from among the most distinguished names in the field. They give a clear overview of the topics discussed while explaining their practical implications. This textbook is published as a Course Reader for The Open University Course Creativity, Innovation and Change (B822) but will engage and challenge students of Organization Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Creativity and Design, HRD, HRM, Knowledge Management and Innovation Management, and practitioners interested in creative ways of managing, different approaches to developing creativity in organizations and creative leadership.
Crisis Management by
Publication Date: 2008-05-06
Price : £475
The SAGE Library in Business and Management brings together reference collections containing the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in key areas of inquiry and niche research interests in business and management. Each multivolume set represents a cross-section of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an editor or editorial team of renowned international stature. Each major work includes a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection, a discussion of the content within the context of the field and an overview of the discipline's past, present and likely future. This series is designed to be a 'gold standard' for university libraries throughout the world with a programme or interest in business and management studies. Our world is replete with crises. The landmarks of the new millennium bear the names of unprecedented adversity: 9/11, the Madrid and London bombings, the Boxing Day Tsunami, SARS and avian flu, to name only a few. Crises are threats against the core values or life-sustaining functions of a social system and require urgent and immediate remedial action. Crises are "inconceivable threats come true". Governments and organizations must be prepared to meet these threats. They cannot afford to ignore crisis management requisites or deal with them in a superfluous, mostly symbolic fashion. This major work provides a map towards effective crisis management starting with an introductory essay by the editor explaining the reasoning behind the selection, defining key concepts and introducing the key themes around which the major work set is organiszed. The collection is organized into three parts, each part dealing with a specific theme. Part I is devoted to understanding the causes and dynamics of modern crises. Part II collects together key articles discussi
Critical Management Research by
Publication Date: 2015-01-23
Price : £98
This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS). The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research. The book discusses the implications of critical management when: Developing research questions Managing research relationships Using various methods of data collection Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis. Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.
Critical Management Studies by
Publication Date: 2011-05-25
Price : £645
It could be said, as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, that critical management studies is in disarray. Examining the often overlooked negative aspects of organization and management, the interpretive nature of the critical approach means that the very claim of being 'critical' is constantly questioned and challenged. From Marxist labor process theory, to radical structuralism and postmodernism, the sheer volume and growing diversity of work placed under the umbrella of critical management studies has increased exponentially in the last 50 years, culminating in its own international conference and division in the Academy of Management, and with it recognition as a significant and hotly contested territory on the landscape of business and management.Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott are two of the founding fathers of modern critical management studies, and with this collection guide the reader through the theoretical schools that have been seminal to the critical examination of the culture, subjectivity and meanings of management studies. As well as offering the last word on critical management studies of the last century, this collection also offers a selection of more recently published work that is set to set the agenda in the years to come.Volume 1: Origins, Developments and Debates, incorporating classic works and broad reviews of the field.Volume 2: Perspectives: The Diversity of Critical Analyses, providing examples of the wide variety of critical approaches in management studies.Volume 3: The Specialisms of Management, presenting key critical contributions to specific areas of management, such as accounting, human resource management and strategy.Volume 4. Established and Emergent Themes, covering the topical present and future of critical management studies, from knowledge management to gender and diversity.
Educational Leadership and Administration by
Publication Date: 2009-01-30
Price : £645
Educational Leadership and Administration makes a real contribution in focusing scholars' attention of this key field on its relevant past and possible future. The selection of articles in this major work draws on regional knowledge from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand to offer researchers and academics a global perspective of the leading theories and ideas within educational leadership and administration. Drawn from the broad perspectives of behaviorism, structuralism, critical theory, and postmodernism, these articles and chapters represent the intellectual turning points of thinking in Educational Leadership and Administration, within the last 30-40 years. These pieces are considered "groundbreaking" in that they became the foundation of further research or are considered "classic" pieces which represent a summation of critical work in similar work. As such, this is a must-have reference resource for any student in the field.
Encyclopedia of New Media by
Publication Date: 2002-12-10
Price : $220
From Amazon.com to virtual communities, the Encyclopedia of New Mediapresents more than 250 entries that place new communication technology, multimedia, entertainment and e-commerce within their social context. Each subject is examined in depth in a single, coherent article and the Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive, A-Z reference on the ongoing revolution in communications. The Encyclopediais edited by Steve Jones, one of the most renowned scholars of new media studies, and editor of two SAGE texts in this area Cybersociety 2.0(1998) and Doing Internet Research(1999). The 275 entries are balanced between information technology and the social landscape, include entries on both themes and theorists, and the volume includes 25 photographs. Unlike many encyclopedias that provide short, fragmented entries, the Encyclopedia of New Mediaexamines each subject in depth in a single, coherent article. Many articles span several pages and are presented in a large, double-column format for easy reading. The Encyclopedia of New Media includes a comprehensive index as well as a reader′s guide that facilitates browsing and easy access to information. Each entry includes a bibliography and suggestions for further reading, together with links to related topics in the Encyclopedia, making this an indispensable resource for students and academics in media and cultural studies and a must for both public and university libraries.
Energy Security by
Publication Date: 2013-12-20
Price : £1075
The classic conception of energy security addresses the relative supply and safety of energy fuels and services. Yet the past three decades have seen both the emergence of new energy security threats, such as climate change, and new conceptions of energy security, such as definitions which focus on social stewardship, affordability, or innovation of energy research and development. The articles collated in this new 6-volume major work chart these significant developments, and place them in a wider context through a comprehensive and illuminating introductory chapter, written by editor Benjamin K. Sovacool and energy security expert Scott V. Valentine. Divided thematically, the volumes cover the following topics: Volume One: Definitions, and Concepts Volume Two: Fuels and Technologies of Energy Security Volume Three: Economic, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Energy Security Volume Four: Regional Perspectives of Energy Security Volume Five: National Perspectives of Energy Security Volume Six: Indices and Measures of Energy Security Progress
Financial Management in the Public Sector by
Publication Date: 2012-12-26
Price : £780
The study of public financial management is essential to improving the practice of public management and to our understanding of the politics and organization of public institutions. As a study of the practice of public management, the literature of public financial management closely scrutinizes developing trends and standards in various areas of expertise, such as budgeting, accounting, and taxation. As a study of politics and organization of public institutions, the literature of public financial management examines the salience of financial resources and their management in the allocation and use of political authority. This four-volume set aims to address the sophistication and breadth of issues in this fast-developing area of study, bringing together seminal works on both practice-centric research and research that speaks to broader public management concerns. Above all this major work represents an invaluable resource which can be used to educate readers toward the practice and institutional affects of public financial management.
Financial Markets by
Publication Date: 2004-08-20
Price : £745
This landmark work illustrates the progress that has been made in financial markets and assesses innovations that provide solutions to dilemmas and increase efficiency. These articles break down the complex web of relationships between the financial intermediary, the managers of corporations, shareholders, creditors, analysts and regulators. If complete information was disseminated to all participants, and all participants were ethical and competent, there would be less need for research on financial markets. Given the numerous conflicts of interest, the research included in these volumes attacks existing problems in financial markets in search of a solution. The research also identifies problems that have gone unnoticed. Research on financial markets identifies more problems in financial markets than it solves. Nevertheless, the research findings can help one use financial markets to one's advantage, rather than be used by them. This new edition to the SAGE Library in Business and Management discloses relevant research about the environment and behaviour within each of several financial markets so that participants can make informed decisions. It also hints at some of the unresolved issues in financial markets that are likely to receive more attention in future financial research.
Fundamentals of Action Research by
Publication Date: 2005-01-21
Price : £645
Fundamentals of Action Research brings together, material, much of it hard to obtain, into one collection. It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics. The content includes entries on action research and other methodologies which have developed out of action research. The editors recognize the eclecticism of the field, but have kept a tight focus on the topic, rather than trying to incorporate all forms of applied and/or participatory social research. More than a general overview, the set explores how the material extends and changes our understanding of the development of the field, and the contributions of key people and ideas within it. The book is initially organized into historically sequenced sections but includes sections for various contemporary branches of action research. Subjects covered include: the pre-history, the foundations, unrecognized classics, the development of action research, action research and the workplace, action research and social change, emergent varieties of action research, action research in the 21st century and the limits of action research. It is a foundation resource for individuals and institutions on which to build their action research knowledge bank and will be the first point of reference for action research practitioners and academics.
Fundamentals of Human Resource Development by
Publication Date: 2011-12-06
Price : £645
Encompassing management, psychology, economics, adult education and more, Human Resource Development (HRD) has emerged as one of the most multifaceted areas of business and management in recent years. The collections' well renowned editors reflect the multidisciplinary focus of HRD by structuring this four-volume set around the role of HRD on the individual, group, organization and society.
Handbook of Children and the Media by
Publication Date: 2011-07-25
Price : $185
Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.
Handbook of Collaborative Management Research by
Publication Date: 2007-08-23
Price : $185
This handbook provides the latest thinking, methodologies and cases in the rapidly growing area of collaborative management research. What makes collaborative management research different is its emphasis on creating a close partnership between scholars and practitioners in the search for knowledge concerning organizations and complex systems. In the ideal situation, scholars and their managerial partners would work together to define the research focus, develop the methods to be used for data collection, participate equally in the analysis of data, and work together in the application and dissemination of knowledge. The handbook contains insightful reflections on the state of the art as well as detailed descriptions of the collaborative efforts of an international group of leading edge academics and their practitioner counterparts. The applications of collaborative research methods included in this volume include those aimed at individual development, organizational development, regional development efforts and economic policy. The insights from the cases suggest that collaborative management research has been a highly effective means of getting at issues that other research methods and intervention techniques have failed to address. The rationale for conducting this highly engaging type of research is explored in the first section of the handbook, followed by sections that offer new methodologies, descriptive cases, views from those directly involved, and issues and enablers about the use of this approach in advancing knowledge and practice. The handbook does appeal to scholarly practitioners as well as practical scholars. Meet author Niclas Adler! http://www.jibs.se
Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom by
Publication Date: 2007-05-16
Price : $185
"A brilliant and comprehensive introduction to the most seminal component of leadership: wisdom. The diversity of the readings and wisdom of the authors make this a most original and valuable addition to the management canon." -Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader "This wonderful compilation proves that management is as much art as science, and that deep thinking can inform and inspire practice to be more humane, ethical, and, yes, wise." -Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and best-selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End "If you'll forgive a pun, this is a wise book about organizational and managerial wisdom. It shows what's possible when some of our best thinkers turn their collective attention to such timely subjects as EQ, negotiation, global politics, and individual and organizational ethics." -Steve Kerr, Chief Learning Officer, Goldman Sachs, and Past President of the Academy of Management "One of the 'most promising' forthcoming management books." -EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT "To wade into the topic wisdom is to see organizing differently. To wade into this volume is to see wisdom differently. Both forms of effort embody a wonderful moment of wisdom itself." -Karl E. Weick, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology,University of Michigan Some interesting issues emerge when one views organizations from a wisdom-based perspective. Does technology promote or inhibit wisdom? How do HR systems, organizational forms, management practices, and operational capabilities relate to wisdom? What are the ethical and social dime
Handbook of Probability by
Publication Date: 2008-02-21
Price : $185
"This is a valuable reference guide for readers interested in gaining a basic understanding of probability theory or its applications in problem solving in the other disciplines."-CHOICEProviding cutting-edge perspectives and real-world insights into the greater utility of probability and its applications, the Handbook of Probability offers an equal balance of theory and direct applications in a non-technical, yet comprehensive, format. Editor Tamás Rudas and the internationally-known contributors present the material in a manner so that researchers of various backgrounds can use the reference either as a primer for understanding basic probability theory or as a more advanced research tool for specific projects requiring a deeper understanding. The wide-ranging applications of probability presented make it useful for scholars who need to make interdisciplinary connections in their work.Key Features Contains contributions from the international who's-who of probability across several disciplinesOffers an equal balance of theory and applicationsExplains the most important concepts of probability theory in a non-technical yet comprehensive wayProvides in-depth examples of recent applications in the social and behavioral sciences as well as education, business, and law Intended AudienceThis Handbook makes an ideal library purchase. In addition, this volume should also be of interest to individual scholars in the social and behavioral sciences.
Handbook of Strategic Alliances by
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
Price : $185
The Handbook of Strategic Alliances covers state-of-the-art research on strategic alliances and serves to pave the road for future alliance research. Little is understood about the specific managerial challenges involved in establishing and operating alliances from their initial setup and throughout their life cycle. The Handbook is intended to fill this gap by looking inside some of the "black boxes" that have been acknowledged in the alliance literature but seldom opened. Leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe chart the alliance literature, its evolution, current state, and future course.
Hospitality Management by
Publication Date: 2011-09-19
Price : £645
This major work looks at the evolution of the hospitality industry and hospitality management, with source material drawn from dedicated hospitality books and journals as well as a range of complementary sources in allied discipline areas. The focus is predominately contemporary in recognition of the industry's fast-changing environment, while the historical antecedents, both in terms of the origins of modern hospitality and of key pioneering research work in the area, are also included. These volumes acknowledge the internationalism of the industry and reflects how hospitality and its management vary across time and place.Volume I: The idea of hospitality - past and present perspectivesVolume II: The hospitality industry - structures, strategies and marketVolume III: The management of people and service in hospitalityVolume IV: Management hospitality's tangible resources - operations, assets and finance
International Business and Management by
Publication Date: 2003-02-24
Price : £838
International Business and Management provides scholars and libraries with a focused coverage of the most widely cited and theoretically important articles in the international business field. The four-volume set is based on an extensive analysis of the literature of the discipline and contains both classics and more recent work that has proven its seminal value to the researcher. These seminal articles cover a range from theoretical to empirical, and include work from authors such as Adler, Bartlett, Boddewyn, Buckley, Child, Douglas, Doz, Dunning, Ghoshal, Hamel, Hofstede, Kerr, Kobrin, Kogut, Oberg, Porter, Pugh, Shapiro, Solnik, Triandis, Vernon, Wells, Zeira and many others. Each volume focuses on both general issues such as internationalization, strategy and culture and on specific functional disciplines such as government relations, ethics, operations management, international finance, human resources management and marketing. Derek Pugh and Allan Plath provide an overview of the field and introduce the set. They trace the development of the discipline and explain the rationale behind the selection of the articles. Additionally, each volume in the set includes an instructive essay discussing the works covered in greater depth. These informative essays show how the articles in the volume fit into and contribute to the development of the practical and theoretical debates in the field. This major reference, organized to ensure comprehensive coverage of the essential issues in the discipline, is the definitive resource for students, researchers and academics interested in all aspects of international business and management.
International Handbook of Organizational Crisis Management by
Publication Date: 2007-06-21
Price : $185
International Handbook of Organizational Crisis Management reflects the latest understanding of the field from prominent scholars and practitioners around the globe. Pushing the boundaries of crisis management research and practice, the handbook offers new frameworks and findings that capture insights and guidance for researchers and executives.Key Features· Provides the latest thinking on and encourages growing support of crisis management in today's business environment: Novel and poorly understood technologies, globalization, changing political climates, and a shifting social landscape are just a few of the forces currently changing the ways in which organizations experience crises.· Challenges core assumptions and goes beyond conventional rules: Numerous books touch on the topic, but many lack rigor with untested fear based prescriptions and quick fixes.· Offers a diversity of angles and levels of analysis: Crisis management is analyzed from societal, interorganizational, organizational, and individual perspectives.· Presents international and multicultural perspectives: Crises are not perceived in the same way globally; therefore, international researchers and practitioners expose their views of crisis management from their own cultural angles.Intended AudienceOffering a leading-edge overview of the field of crisis management, this resource is useful for researchers and thoughtful practitioners in business and management, psychology, and sociology. It can also be used in graduate courses such as Strategic Management and Business Policy, Corporate Strategy, Occupational/Industrial Psychology, and Communication Risk Management. Meet author Christophe Roux-Dufort! http://www.em-lyon.com/france/faculte/professeurs/alpha/roux-dufort.asp
International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management by
Publication Date: 2007-09-10
Price : $185
"The orientation of this text, the variety of applications examined, and the grouping of chapters around concepts such as the role of citizens, quality measurement, and performance budgeting makes this an ideal book for the classroom as well as for reference."-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW The International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management presents the latest scholarship in performance measurement strategies in the field of evaluation. This important resource combines cutting-edge theory and practice of performance management in the United States and abroad. The book includes contributions from internationally known scholars and practitioners who present chapters that introduce the literature on key topics and provide clear guidance on practical skill building. Key Features: Offers an international perspective: Though most of the chapters deal with performance measurement in the United States, the text represents the most notable examples of performance measurement in Canada, Latin America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Integrates theory and practice: The book's unique structure links literature-based conceptual knowledge with the lessons from practice and specific applied skills. Puts theoretical discussions into context: Case examples and lessons learned connect concepts to the real world while discussion questions allow for further deliberation. Intended AudienceAn excellent addition to any academic library, this resource is ideal for practitioners, academics, and researchers in public administration, non-profit organizations, management, public policy, health care services administration, and health care planning and policy. It can also be used as a text for graduate courses such as Performance Management, Management Reforms, International Performance Management, and Performance Improvement in Public Administration.
International Human Resource Management by
Publication Date: 2009-04-08
Price : £645
Over the last two decades, international human resource management (IHRM) has evolved into an important field of research, teaching, and practice. Until recently the focus of IHRM was on how to best manage human resources (HRs) in the multinational enterprise; however, IHRM has now evolved to incorporate two more perspectives, cross-cultural HRM, and comparative HRM. Significant developments are taking place in the corporate world which have serious implications for IHRM. These include globalization, increasing foreign direct investments into emerging markets, growing intensity of cross-border alliances, growth of multinationals from emerging markets (such as China and India), increasing movement of people around the globe, and an increasing trend in business process outsourcing to new economies. This emerging global economic scenario is creating immense opportunities for IHRM students and researchers.International Human Resource Management brings together articles which highlight the historical evolution of IHRM, discuss the contemporary issues and make projections for further developments in the field. The articles have been selected and arranged into sections in a way to help the reader better understand the developments in the field from different perspectives.
International Human Resource Management by
Publication Date: 2013-12-27
Price : £110
This groundbreaking new book is core reading for courses in International Human Resource Management. Drawing together a team of internationally renowned experts, International Human Resource Management: An Employment Relations Perspective is an exciting and innovative text that looks at this field from a fresh angle. Miguel Martinez Lucio's new text takes a global approach to International Human Resource Management, looking at the implications of globalization for industrial relations and transnational companies. Topics covered include international regulation, business ethics, the implications of migration and mobility, and the way that transnational companies behave in developing countries. Key features: - Packed with international case studies and examples - Full pedagogy including reflective questions - A comprehensive companion website containing full-text articles, weblinks, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides and additional case studies. International Human Resource Management: An Employment Relations Perspective is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for a genuinely critical text.
International Marketing by
Publication Date: 2007-01-20
Price : £945
Edited by a scholar at the forefront of the field, this collection of articles represents the state of the art in International Marketing research, with particular emphasis on the conceptual framework and theory development in the field. The last two decades have seen significant changes for international marketing, with global political and economic liberalization trends creating tremendous business opportunities and challenges. Reviewing the core micro and macro topics to emerge during this key period, leading edge papers examine organizational and personal consumer behavior, the implications for success of various entry modes, marketing strategy, global strategy and strategic alliances. Volume 1 looks at Consumer Behavior, Organizational Buying Issues, Country of Origin, Global Marketing Research and Methodological Issues Volume 2 looks at Internationalization of Firms, Specific Modes of Entry, Exporting, Licensing Volume 3 looks at Franchising, Joint Ventures, Exit Strategies, Internet in Global Marketplace, Marketing Strategies for Emerging Markets Volume 4 looks at Competitive Strategy, Conceptual Development, Sources of Competitive Advantage and Performance Implications, Regionalization of Global Strategy, Strategic Alliances, Learning and Trust, Recipes for Alliance Success Volume 5 looks at Global Sourcing, Global Sourcing in a Service Context, Market Segmentation and Positioning, Global Standardization vs. Local Responsiveness, Marketing Mix Volume 6 looks at Global Product Strategy, Product Development, Global New Product Diffusion, Global Branding, Global Advertising, Global Pricing, Global Distribution
International Themes in Business Law by
Publication Date: 2007-02-22
Price : £775
With contributions from the main stakeholders in the field, including company lawyers as well as leading scholars, this five volume collection of classic and contemporary articles maps out the key issues in Business Law. International Themes in Business Law moves logically from the establishment of companies, the funding and management of companies, the operation of companies in the global context, and what happens when companies fail and how should they be reformed. Contributors demonstrate not only the depth of the complicated regulation which surrounds modern companies today, but also the breadth of the legal issues to be applied and analyzed.
Interviewing II by
Publication Date: 2008-12-04
Price : £645
Interviewing has a strong claim to be the most widely-practiced social science research methods. The ubiquity of this basic activity means that this field has one of the most developed bodies of methodological literature having ramifications throughout the social sciences. Nigel Fielding, the acknowledged expert in the field, has again collected a set of contemporary classic readings. Interviewing has been established as the authoritative and balanced research resource in this subject. It is comprehensive and generic; however, its coverage does not entirely reflect the apportionment of intellectual effort and interest in the field. Interviewing II delves further into the subject and concentrates on articles representing topics that have proven controversial and thus attracted many contributions.
Leadership, Creativity and Innovation by
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Price : £525
In recent years, organizations - both for profit and non-profit organizations - have become aware of the importance of creativity and innovation to organizational success and survival. Both research and practical experience is demonstrating that effective leadership is one of, if not the most important, influences on these intangible assets. This three-volume set brings together the key literature exploring the impact of leadership on creativity and innovation and the mechanisms by which leaders influence creativity and innovation in organizations, including coverage of research topics such as leader cognition, leader influences on motivation, leader interactions with project teams, climate creation, and leader resource acquisition. Volume One: Leading Creative People Volume Two: Leading Creative Efforts Volume Three: Contextual Influences on Creative Leadership
Publication Date: 2011-04-06
Price : £645
Leadership is a field in which so much is written. This one-stop, definitive collection of articles, Leadership, brings together the most significant leadership literature to be published in four succinct volumes. While focusing on the most valuable research, the collection takes an international perspective by drawing from the diverse geographic range of leadership research that is being conducted.Organized into key themes, including topics covered, methodologies employed and geographical origin, this major work demonstrates how wide and vibrant the field of leadership has become and highlights the range of disciplinary perspectives that are increasingly being used to make sense of leadership dynamics.
Publication Date: 2009-09-10
Price : £645
The macro side of marketing takes the subject beyond the realm of commerce and into the wider societal context, looking at the marketing process in its entirety. We have long been suspicious of the negative side of the marketing process, exemplified in credit card debt, poor diet, smoking, and alcohol abuse. But on the other hand consumer choice, public service information, and the encouragement of innovation and creativity are also ways in which marketing affects the social and environmental sphere, in ways that scholars are only beginning to fully investigate. The study of macromarketing, with its focus on how marketing and society inform each other, is increasingly seen as the fastest growing direction in marketing education. This four-volume set takes on these questions from every angle, and to date is the only authoritative collection of the most important writing published in the field. It surveys the history of the discipline, before pushing the boundaries of macromarketing scholarship with work on contemporary topics such as Islamic marketing ethics, pharmaceutical marketing, the Fair Trade movement, and the role of marketing in the developing world. In addition, the broad intellectual interests of the international editorial board incorporate papers of cross-disciplinary influence that might not be on the radar of marketing academics.
Managing and Measuring Social Enterprises by
Publication Date: 2003-07-29
Price : £116
`Its emphasis on performance measurement affords rare insights into some innovative techniques. Moreover, institutional and other theories are deployed to explore the reasons for innovation.... The book should be a prized resource for postgraduate students who seek a deeper understanding of social enterprise measurement and management practices. It covers extremely and topical issues, while the case studies offer a perspective on the complexities of real social enterprises' - Prometheus `Recent years have seen the voluntary and social enterprise sectors embark on a tentative love affair with performance measurement. We should, it seems, be measuring, monitoring and reporting our performance for a variety of reasons - accountability, continuous improvement and self-motivation, to name a few. But has anyone stopped to consider the realities if implementing the range of tools on the market? Author Rob Paton does just this' - Voluntary Sector Managing and Measuring Social Enterprises examines the question of what happens when performance improvement techniques originating in the private sector are applied to public and nonprofit organizations. Managing and Measuring Social Enterprises looks critically at a range of performance measurements and improvement methods, including: · Outcome measurement · Using financial ratios for performance comparison · Social audit · Process benchmarking · Externally accredited standards (like `Investors in People' and ISO 9000) · Diagnostic models and other tools from the quality movements · `Balanced scorecards' Rob Paton offers a measured critique of the naïve realism and rhetorical excesses of the performance management movement but also shows why many of its critics are unduly pessimistic. Through a combination of theory and research, the book provides pract
Managing Understanding in Organizations by
Publication Date: 2007-01-27
Price : £112
Bringing a fresh perspective to the evaluation of management problems, this book scrutinizes the influence managers have on employees' understanding. It considers how managers use ideas and visions to frame their employees' internalized understanding of the external rules and instructions that govern their work. The book brings an interpretative perspective to the question of individual and group competence and looks at how this is linked with understanding. The book refers throughout to international case studies and considers the cross-cultural impact on management and understanding at work. This book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in Leadership, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory.
Marketing Ethics by
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
Price : £815
The burgeoning field of marketing ethics looks at the moral issues and controversies surrounding marketing theory and practice. This four-volume set focuses on understanding marketing ethics from a management perspective, including articles that: provide ways of thinking about marketing ethics; offer a descriptive account of how marketers make decisions with ethical content; present normative guidance for marketing decision-making; and address specific ethical issues in marketing practice. The editors' introduction provides an overview of the literature included in the set as well as identifying directions for future research.Volume One: Foundations of Marketing Ethics provides a conceptualization of the field, including some of the earliest contributions on the topic. Volume Two: Positive Marketing Ethics looks at how managers make ethical marketing decisions. Volume Three: Normative Marketing Ethics focuses on normative marketing ethics, which is primarily concerned with the prescriptive considerations of how marketers should make decisions with ethical content. Volume Four: Ethical Issues in Marketing addresses the effects and possible solutions to the major ethical issues arising in the practice of marketing, both at the micro/firm level and at the more macro/systemic level.
Marketing Strategy by
Publication Date: 2009-05-07
Price : £945
In marketing, globally, new challenges are emerging which strategic marketers must face. Researchers are driven to understand and explain the marketing strategy landscape, and to develop tools and instruments that can help marketers shape, implement, and control marketing strategies. This concentration on marketing strategy issues by marketing academics, and the resulting escalation in articles published, means that interested readers approaching the literature are faced with a monumental task. The sheer scale of the literature is the problem: it is too diverse, too fragmented, too vast. Marketing Strategy sets about correcting this problem. First, the volumes impose an order on the burgeoning marketing strategy literature. In doing so, core thematic topics, and new and emerging areas of interest are represented, and the resulting structure of the major work reflects the new emerging marketing strategy landscape. Second, the volumes contain articles that provide a balanced perspective on the topics covered and allow readers to see how the various aspects of marketing strategy are all interconnected. Volume 1: Marketing Strategy's Conceptual Foundations: Market Orientation, the Cornerstone of Strategic Marketing Thought Volume 2: Marketing Strategy Processes and Tools Volume 3: Marketing-Mix Strategies - Product Strategy and Promotion Strategy Volume 4: Marketing-Mix Strategies - Distribution Strategy and Pricing Strategy Volume 5: Marketing Strategy Organization, Implementation and Control Volume 6: Evolving and Emerging Issues in Marketing Strategy This reference collection presents an up-to date picture of marketing strategy, one that reflects the historical origins and evolution of marketing strategy thought, and current and emerging themes within the marketing strategy literature.
Mergers and Acquisitions by
Publication Date: 2008-09-22
Price : £475
Mergers and acquisitions play a major role in shaping business activities worldwide, and consequently, is a widely researched area within the field of business and management. It is also a multi-disciplinary area, with very few topics cutting across so many different functional areas of business or generating interest across such a wide range of groups as this one. This three-volume major work critically examines the research on the "soft side" of mergers and acquisitions, i.e. strategy and organizational issues. The major work covers the following topics: Volume I: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) " Merger Trends " Corporate Strategy and M&A " Merger Types " Theoretical Explanations for M&A Volume II: The M&A Process " Acquisition Analysis " Negotiation Process " Decision Making Processes " Stakeholder Effects of M&A Volume III: Post-Merger Integration " Corporate Governance " 2. Integration Capabilities " 3. Value Creation
Multinational Enterprise Theory by
Publication Date: 2008-01-18
Price : £475
This three-volume work examines the research on the multinational enterprise (MNE) and presents a comprehensive, scholarly discussion of significant articles in this field. The two eminent editors, experts in this area, focus on the micro issues of the MNE identifying important research that has defined the field in many ways. The set includes a variety of articles (i.e. the classics as well as more recent publications) from a wide selection of international sources and provides a good balance between U.S. and non-U.S. papers. Volume I examines the theory on the development of the multinational enterprise.Volume II investigates proactive motivations for FDI and the political ramifications of the MNE.Volume III collects together literature on structure and control of MNEs, focusing on how MNEs are managed and controlled. As a result, this major work provides practitioners and scholars with a comprehensive scholarly discussion of the existing work, as well as an in-depth discussion to guide future research in the area.
Nuclear Politics by
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Price : £820
While the Cold War ended more than two decades ago and global nuclear stockpiles have shrunk dramatically, there are still around 18,000 nuclear warheads distributed among nine nuclear armed states. Against the backdrop of continual political tensions and conflict, the nuclear issue will continue to dominate headlines for several decades into the future. This new four-volume Major Work explores this important issue and aims to introduce readers to the key arguments and authors in the field. With such a wide variety of theoretical approaches and substantive topics under the umbrella of nuclear politics, this collection will not only allow the reader to peruse the diverse explanations for the regime, proliferation, nonproliferation and disarmament, it will also guide them through the intellectual history of the field. Volume One: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Volume Two: Nuclear Proliferation Volume Three: Nuclear Nonproliferation Volume Four: Nuclear Disarmament and Alternative Voices on Nuclear Issues
Organizational Culture by
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
Price : £690
Organizational culture is one of the major issues in academic research and education, in organization theory as well as in management practice. Even in organizations where cultural issues receive little explicit attention, how people in a company think, feel, value and act is guided by ideas, meanings and beliefs of a cultural (socially shared) nature. This collection of key papers on the topic has been meticulously put together by acclaimed editor and well-renowned scholar, Mats Alvesson, and covers themes including culture, image and identity, socialisation, leadership, power and conflict, ethics and communication, and much more.
Organizational Discourse Studies by
Publication Date: 2011-01-19
Price : £475
Work on organizational discourse studies has mushroomed in the past several decades, spanning various disciplines and encompassing a wide array of organizational topics. In contrast to micro-level studies of individual language and communication, Organizational Discourse Studies, a three-volume collection, focuses on discourse at organizational levels and is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in how methods of discourse analysis can be applied to gain insight into the workings of an organization.Assembled and introduced by an international editorial team of leading scholars in the area, each volume builds on the foundations of the last. Volume one traces the evolution and current state of theoretical developments in organizational discourse studies, showing how its methodological foundations have evolved with the social sciences as a whole. Volume two teaches the reader the key techniques used in discourse analysis in organizations, and volume three provides examples of empirical studies where these methods have created an understanding of specific organizational phenomena, including emotion, humor, change and resistance.
Organizational Networks by
Publication Date: 2011-08-09
Price : £645
Drawing on the wealth of insights into organizational life accumulated over the past few decades, this collection takes stock of the foundations of research in this area, examines the status of the current work and identifies future directions for the field. Topics covered include theoretical and methodological foundations; social capital; strong ties, weak ties and structural holes; small worlds/network structures; centrality and power; social networks of entrepreneurship; identity, cognition and individual differences in social networks; and network dynamics.
Organizing Identity by
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
Price : £102
This book makes a significant contribution to cultural economic approaches to organizational and economic life. Specifically it offers both a survey of the field, as well as a practical guide to doing 'cultural economy'. The text, which builds upon du Gay's earlier work, will engage with a range of debates from cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, and management. It brings du Gay's style and originality to bear on the subject of culture and economy, and results in a book that will once more make a solid contribution to cultural studies. The book is divided into three sections: Section 1: Identity and History Section 2: Theory Section 3: Politics It also features an Introduction which outlines the distinctiveness of 'cultural economy' as an academic practice. It also offers an overview of the current state of the discipline and field.
Publication Date: 2012-05-22
Price : £1200
Power theory, as a burgeoning field of study, has had, and continues to have, a huge impact across the social sciences. In particular, there has been considerable innovative work in the fields of organization studies and politics which in turn has fed research in a wide array of related fields, such as public administration, cultural studies, management and democratic theory. However, work on power is sprawling and seemingly eclectic - this Eight-Volume Set combines Power and Politics, along with the companion set Power and Organizations, to take stock of the theory by reviewing its foundations, current status and emerging new directions in both organization studies and political theory. While there is evident synergy and cross-fertilization across the fields of organization studies and political theory, through the impact of work by figures such as Lukes, Bourdieu, Foucault, Haugaard, Clegg, Dean, Allen, and others there is sufficient distinction to warrant two separate but related collections.This collection is also available in two separate major reference works:Power and Politics, Four-Volume SetPower and Organizations, Four-Volume Set
Publishing Journal Articles by
Publication Date: 2012-03-05
Price : £70
This accessible, informative and entertaining book provides practical strategies to help maximize the chances of success in getting your work published in the journal of your choice. It offers advice on vital topics such as: how to write and get the style right; what to select for publication; how to plan for success; how to cope with writer's block; working with editors and reviewers; and how to cope with rejection. It is a must-have book for anyone seeking to write for successful journal publication.
Quantitative Research in Political Science by
Publication Date: 2015-07-24
Price : £910
This four volume Major Work brings together the key articles that laid the foundations, extended and deepened the techniques, and demonstrated the application of the empirical-methodological toolbox of modern positive political science. The fundamental challenges of positive, empirical political science are many, and this collection helps to untangle and delineate the various issues by structuring the contents into four thematic sections: · Multicausality · Heterogeneity & Context Conditionality · Temporal & Unit (Inter)Dependence · Ubiquitous Endogeneity The rationale behind the collection's structure and selection of contents is carefully laid out and explained in an illuminating introductory chapter, written by esteemed editor Robert J. Franzese.
Researching Organisations by
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Price : £98
Although there are plenty of books that discuss the principles, the philosophy and the techniques of research in organisations, it is much harder to find information on what doing research in organisations actually involves in practice. Yet this is often one of the most challenging, but also most interesting, aspects of a study. Drawing on examples and debates from a broad range of disciplines (such as criminology, education and social anthropology as well management) Researching Organisations explores the issues that researchers may encounter when carrying out fieldwork in organisations. From getting in to an organisation at the start of the research to getting out and maybe back again at the end, the book offers systematic guidance to help researchers navigate the messy reality of fieldwork. Researching Organisations is designed for graduate level researchers who may be undertaking fieldwork for the first time, but also for those who wish to gain an understanding of research practice.
Researching Young People by
Publication Date: 2011-03-14
Price : £475
Young people's experiences and lived circumstances, individual and collective, make up a distinctive field of investigation for the social sciences. As commonly constructed, youth is a socio-cultural status at the interface of childhood and adulthood: young people are persons in transition, moving from amongst others familial dependency to independent adulthood and from formal education to the labor market. The social sciences have consistently sought ways of engaging with young people; as a field of study 'youth studies' has always been multidisciplinary - drawing on theoretical perspectives, empirical concerns and methodological frameworks from sociology, social policy, education, psychology, anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, childhood studies, social work, criminology and health studies. This resulted in a wide-ranging but often disparate body of work, and to a research field that has, by its very nature, drawn on a wide variety of research tools and techniques. This diversity and richness means important theoretical, substantive and methodological contributions to the study of young people are found in mainstream journals across the disciplines.This collection brings together key contributions to the social scientific study of young people's lives and experiences. It addresses the methodological and empirical challenges of undertaking research with and about young people; and provides opportunities to compare the data, analyses and theoretical contribution of different methodological approaches. The overarching theme of the collection is methodological - exemplifying the different ways of engaging with young people as a field of study.
SAGE Directions in Organization Studies by
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Price : £645
SAGE has unparalleled depth in journal back lists in the field of organization studies, and publishes several of the top journals in the field, including Organization, Human Relations, and Organization Studies. This four-volume set brings together over sixty of the key papers published in SAGE books and journals since the turn of the millennium, many of which are not easily available in traditional library holdings.Professor Stewart Clegg is widely recognized as a preeminent scholar of organization studies, and together with an international editorial board of ten renowned scholars in the field, has arranged this selection to help the reader better understand the developments in the field from different perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the 'history of the present' of organization studies, with articles that discuss contemporary issues and foreshadow further developments in the field, across popular theoretical perspectives such as discourse analysis, institutional theory, and complexity theory.
Services Marketing by
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
Price : £645
With the rise in deregulated service-based economies in developed countries over the last forty years, an understanding of the marketing of services is essential to the marketing student, researcher, and practitioner. This four-volume collection is structured around the evolution of services marketing scholarship from 1970 to the present, giving an unprecedented, detailed account of the relationship between the theory and practice of services marketing and the changing social, economic, and technical environments over time.Each volume takes a distinct time period and theme as its subject. Volumes one to three offer the last word on services marketing research of the 20th century, with volume four looking towards a unified marketing approach for the current century.Volume 1 treats the evolutionary stages of research that established the credibility of services marketing.Volume 2 treats the period in which service marketing became recognized as a sub-discipline of marketing, with its own boundaries and debates.Volume 3 treats the scholarship of the late twentieth-century which started to foreshadow changing consumer experiences brought about by technology.Volume 4 treats the service-dominant logic of marketing with a focus on the debates seeking to eliminate the division between business-to-business marketing and business-to-consumer marketing.
Social Entrepreneurship by
Publication Date: 2016-07-20
Price : RS850
This book explores social entrepreneurship vis-à-vis participation of marginalized communities. Based on in-depth case studies that highlight the efforts of selected third sector organisations, this book brings to light the emergence of social entrepreneurship in India. The cases focus on the roles of locally established methods and community participation in carrying out sustainable social transformation. Social Entrepreneurship: Working Towards Greater Inclusiveness contributes to both practice and theory in social entrepreneurship. It also sets out modalities for future work in the field, examining the various processes adopted by social enterprises in their functioning and delivering of services to address the concerns of exclusion.
Strategic Issues Management by
Publication Date: 2008-09-23
Price : $150
Strategic Issues Management explores the strategic planning options that organizations can employ to address crucial public policy issues, engage in collaborative decision making, get the organization's "house" in order, engage in tough defense and smart offense, and monitor opinion changes that affect public policy. In this fully updated Second Edition, authors Robert L. Heath and Michael J. Palenchar offer practical, actionable guidance that readers can apply to organizations from large Fortune 500 companies to nongovernmental organizations and start-up high tech companies. FeaturesIncludes a NEW chapter on brand equity, updated examples, theories and cases throughout, new information on activists and activism, and increased attention to the role that technology plays in issues managementExplores ways public relations, risk communication, and crisis communication can be used to address crucial public policy options Advises managers on ways to lessen the chance of a crisis becoming an issue through an examination of crisis preparation and responsesAddresses the topic of reputation management by exploring the connection between issues management and brand equity using examples from McDonald's and Wal-Mart Challenges managers to engage in collaborative decision making with community leaders and residents to reduce the chance that undue fear will translate into unnecessary regulation or legislationOpens each chapter with case study vignettes and closes with summary questions and issues management challenges Strategic Issues Management is appropriate for courses in Corporate/Strategic Communications, Public Relations Management, Crisis/Risk Communication, Strategic Management, Public Relations Management, Organizational Communication, and Public Policy and Administration.
Systematic Reviews and Research by
Publication Date: 2018-03-29
Price : £645
Systematic reviews gather the findings of prior research to advance knowledge and inform decisions for policy, practice and personal lives. Review authors have applied the principles of working systematically and transparently across all types of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Systematic reviews have become an increasingly important aspect of research across all areas of social policy from health, to education and environmental science and management studies. This major work has been designed to: Bring together the key cutting edge historical and contemporary papers on the nature and methods of systematic reviews; Represent the most interesting and exciting approaches and strategies in the literature including controversies and debates; Include a breadth of disciplinary fields that use systematic reviews; Provide succinct editorial introductions to enable the reader to understand how the papers relate to each other and to other publications The contents have been arranged thematically, and each volume includes a mix of historical and contemporary papers, providing a thorough and balanced overview of all key areas.
Teaching in Higher Education by
Publication Date: 2013-04-04
Price : £75
This book is designed to take you step by step through each teaching experience you will face. It includes advice, practical exercises, top tips and words of warning on: - seminar presentations to your peers - leading undergraduate seminars - choosing material for teaching - preparing productive teaching aids - giving lectures - dynamic learning environments - handling assessment - success as a guest speaker - mentoring This is a practical ′how-to′ guide which is supported throughout by accessible explorations of how teaching can support your research. Written by lecturers who have taught for many years, the ′voice of experience′ sections will support and encourage you in your move towards becoming a successful and confident educator.The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.
Textual Analysis by
Publication Date: 2014-04-09
Price : £710
This four-volume Major Work mines the extensive research of the past few decades into textual analysis. The set's esteemed team of editorshave collated seminal papers which consider the key difference between content analysis and textual analysis, the conceptual starting point and the logic and the attitude of the research process, as well as exploring the tension between reading a text and using a text, amongst other key issues. With experienced and respected figures in the field at the helm, the carefully selected papers in this collection are put into context and analysed in a newly-written introductory chapter which charts the developments and looks to the future of the field. Volume One: Basic philosophical considerations Volume Two: Modalities of textual work Volume Three: Reading Text Volume Four: Using Text
The Entrepreneurial Self by
Publication Date: 2015-12-25
Price : £83
"This is a book about who we are today, and how we have become who we are. It is about the engineers of the modern soul, the entrepreneurial self. It is essential reading for all those who care about the incessant demands placed on us to become more than we are, to become entrepreneurs of our selves, to maximise and optimise our capacities in ways that align personal identity and political responsibility."- Professor Peter Miller, London School of Economics & Political ScienceUlrich Bröckling claims that the imperative to act like an entrepreneur has turned ubiquitous. In Western society there is a drive to orient your thinking and behaviour on the objective of market success which dictates the private and professional spheres. Life is now ruled by competition for power, money, fitness, and youth. The self is driven to constantly improve, change and adapt to a society only capable of producing winners and losers.The Entrepreneurial Self explores the series of juxtapositions within the self, created by this call for entrepreneurship. Whereas it can expose unknown potential, it also leads to over-challenging. It may strengthen self-confidence but it also exacerbates the feeling of powerlessness. It may set free creativity but it also generates unbounded anger. Competition is driven by the promise that only the capable will reap success, but no amount of effort can remove the risk of failure. The individual has no choice but to balance out the contradiction between the hope of rising and the fear of decline.Ulrich Bröckling is Professor of Cultural Sociology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany.
The Handbook of Communication Science by
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
Price : $185
This revision of a classic volume presents state-of-the-art reviews of established and emerging areas of communication science and provides an intellectual compass that points the way to future theorizing about communication processes. In this Second Edition of The Handbook of Communication Science, editors Charles R. Berger, Michael E. Roloff, and David Roskos-Ewoldsen bring together an impressive array of communication scholars to explore and synthesize the varying perspectives and approaches within the dynamic field of communication science. After first addressing the methods of research and the history of the field, the Handbook then examines the levels of analysis in communication (individual to macro-social), the functions of communication (such as socialization and persuasion), and the contexts in which communication occurs (such as couples, families, organizations, and mass media). Key Features: Draws on the scholarship and expertise of leading communication scholars who explore different aspects of the field Covers all facets of communication science, from the historical and theoretical to the practical and applied Covers the latest theoretical developments in the field, as well as alternative methodologies and levels of analysis Explores key communication contexts of the 21st century, including interpersonal dimensions of health communication, the scientific investigation of marital and family communication, and computer-mediated communication Includes incisive analyses, literature reviews, bibliographies, and suggestions for future research The Handbook of Communication Science, Second Edition, is an essential reference resource for scholars, practitioners, and students. It is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in Communication and Media Studies and Mass Communication.
The Handbook of Marketing Research by
Publication Date: 2006-06-23
Price : $185
The Handbook of Marketing Research: Uses, Misuses, and Future Advances comprehensively explores the approaches for delivering market insights for fact-based decision making in a market-oriented firm. Divided into four parts, the Handbook addresses (1) the different nuances of delivering insights; (2) quantitative, qualitative, and online data gathering techniques; (3) basic and advanced data analysis methods; and (4) the substantial marketing issues that clients are interested in resolving through marketing research.
The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate by
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Price : $185
In The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate: Second Edition, a team of leading international scholars presents the state-of-the-art in the field, ten years after the publication of the award-winning First Edition. Following the Preface by Edgar Schein, 33 entirely new chapters document the development and maturing of ideas canvassed in the First Edition, and also offer exciting new perspectives on organizational culture and climate.This Handbook will be a must-have resource for researchers and students in management, human resource management, organizational behavior, industrial and organizational psychology, and social psychology.
The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction by
Publication Date: 2010-03-18
Price : $185
As the only multi-paradigmatic collection of research in the field, this Handbook brings together a comprehensive range of essays to serve as a fully inclusive resource. Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren, along with two section editors and twenty-nine additional contributors, provide a balanced overview of various paradigms in the field-social scientific, interpretive, and critical. Key Features Three sections, addressing overlapping issues in communication and instruction, collectively represent multiple paradigms. This allows the reader to experience the depth and nuance available in communications studies.Each perspective is granted its own foundational chapter to provide an orientation to the discipline. Each contributor sets the agenda for their approach, helping the reader identify where the field is headed and where future research might be beneficial.Besides reviews of extant literature, demonstrating where the field has been, this Handbook also includes chapters that share topical new findings.SECTION I: Communication EducationAnn Darling, Section EditorSECTION II: Instructional CommunicationScott A. Myers, Section EditorSECTION III: Critical Communication Pedagogy John T. Warren and Deanna L. Fassett, Section EditorsThis Handbook will benefit scholars, graduate students, and general readers-irrespective of method or disciplinary background-who are interested in the connections between communication and instruction.
The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication by
Publication Date: 2006-07-19
Price : $185
The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication is a vital resource for those seeking to explore the complex interactions of gender and communication. Editors Bonnie J. Dow and Julia T. Wood, together with an illustrious group of contributors, review and evaluate the state of the gender and communication field through the discussion of existing theories and research, as well as through identification of important directions for future scholarship. The first of its kind, this Handbook examines the primary contexts in which gender and communication are shaped, reflected, and expressed: interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric, media, and intercultural/global. Key Features: Brings together the expertise of leading scholars: Esteemed scholars edit each section and leading researchers in the field author each chapter. The distillation of scholarship in each area by seasoned scholars clarifies what is and is not known in that area of research. Offers historical and theoretical perspectives: Authors discuss the development of gender and communication research during the past three decades and examine the theories, questions, and issues about gender and communication that are ascending to define the next stage of work in the area. Provides comprehensive reference lists: Each section summarizes existing theory and research related to an area of gender and communication scholarship and guides readers to the central works in the field, as well as directs future scholarship toward the most urgent, important, and promising topics, methodologies, and/or perspectives.
The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies by
Publication Date: 2004-09-08
Price : $185
Media and communication research is a diverse and stimulating field of inquiry, not only in subject matter but also in purposes and methodologies. Over the past twenty years, and in step with the contemporary shift toward trans-disciplinarity, Media Studies has rapidly developed a very significant body of theory and evidence. Media Studies is here to stay and scholars in the discipline have a vital contribution to make. The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies surveys and evaluates the theories, practices, and future of the field. Editor John Downing and associate editors Denis McQuail, Philip Schlesinger, and Ellen Wartella have brought together a team of international contributors to provide a varied critical analysis of this intensely interesting field of study. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review within five interconnected areas: humanistic and social scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and elements in the media mosaic ranging from media ethics to advertising, from popular music to digital technologies, and from Hollywood and Bollywood to alternative media. The contributors to The Handbook are from Australia, Austria, Britain, Canada, France, Guatemala, India, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the United States. Each contributor offers a unique perspective on topics broad in scope.The Handbook is an ideal resource for university media researchers, for faculty developing new courses and revising curricula, and for graduate courses in media studies. It is also a necessary addition to any academic library.
New Approaches in Management and Organisation by
Publication Date: 2008-05-22
Price : £120
"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations."-Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaTen years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena.Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.
Public Relations by
Publication Date: 2010-07-29
Price : $185
An unparalleled guide to the theory and practice of public relationsReflecting advances in theory, research, and application in the discipline since the publication of the Handbook of Public Relations in 2001, this new volume is global in scope and unmatched in its coverage of both academic research and professional best practice. Key FeaturesPresents major theories in the words of the leading advocates for each theoryCovers the full range of theory, research, and practice in the disciplinePositions public relations as a positive force to help make society more fully functionalChallenges academics and practitioners to identify best practices that can inform the work of those in the profession
Strategic Supply Management by
Publication Date: 2013-02-07
Price : £125
This Handbook is the first substantive, multi-disciplinary academic work to make coherent analysis of supply systems from the perspective of purchasing and supply, operations management, logistics, supply chain management, service management, industrial or relationship marketing, and inter-organization networks.Selected by a team of leading international scholars, chapters examine key issues in the context of globalization and the move towards cooperative inter-organization network working. Expert contributors examine supply at different systems levels and differentiate between supply policy, strategy, management and operations. Organized into themed parts, the insightful introduction provides the framework for the Handbook that is divided into themed parts; it positions empirical research in the current academic context and highlights possible directions for future exploration. The Handbook will be the touchstone of any researcher interested in broadening and deepening their understanding of supply systems.
Tourism and Development by
Publication Date: 2015-08-28
Price : £690
Fundamental to the study of tourism is the relationship between tourism and development. Tourism represents a major sector of the global economy and, as such, is considered by many to be an effective driver of economic growth and development in destination areas. Importantly, however, most destinations face what has been referred to as a 'development dilemma'. Whilst the benefits afforded by tourism, including income, foreign exchange and government revenue generation, employment, economic linkages, infrastructural development and environmental enhancement, are recognised, so too are the negative consequences of tourism development. This Major Work illustrates tourism and development through a collection of key papers which have contributed to knowledge of and debates in this significant area of tourism studies. The literature is framed by an extensive introductory chapter which highlights the key concepts, themes and debates. Volume One: The Tourism-Development Dilemma: The Benefits and Costs of Tourism Volume Two: Tourism and Sustainable Development Volume Three: Tourism Alternatives Volume Four: Contemporary Tourism and Development Issues
Trust and Social Capital in Organizations by
Publication Date: 2013-01-30
Price : £675
Trust and social capital have gained significant importance over the last 40 years as both areas of research and professional practice, becoming key concepts in the analysis of relationships in organizations and critical to organizations' effectiveness. As research has grown in these areas, literature on trust and social capital has become highly disparate: international in orientation; multi-level in focus, ranging from the individual to the workgroup, within and between organizations; and dual-focused on fundamental research issues and best practice. The editors of this four-volume set, with the aid of an international advisory board, bring together the seminal texts in the field to cover the scope of trust and social capital as a discipline, its historical development over the last 40 years and its spread across many countries. Volume I: Trust Between People: Interpersonal and Team Level TrustVolume II: Trust in Institutions: Organizational and Inter-Organizational Level TrustVolume III: Social Capital: Conceptual Issues and Levels of AnalysisVolume IV: Social Capital: Organizational Advantage and Inter-Organizational Networks
Understanding Organizational Change by
Publication Date: 2003-02-24
Price : £105
Understanding Organizational Change: - offers an overview of change management - brings new case studies to help students understand organizational change - provides a concise overview of the developments in change management with new critical case study material for the use of advanced undergraduate and masters level management students; - presents the contemporary experience of change for people in work and employment, - considers alternative strategies and practical lessons on living with change. Offering a critical analysis of change, Patrick Dawson resists the hype of popular management books which formulate simple change recipes, but uses the views and experience of people holding positions from shop floor operator to chief executive officer to further our understanding of complex change processes. In using the insights and views of those who promote, implement and experience the effects of change, this book moves beyond simple determinist arguments based on economic imperatives to a greater appreciation of the sociological dimensions of change. The integration of theories of change with processes of organisational adaptation is central to the objective of understanding organizational change both for its academic value and its practical worth. Understanding Organizational Change will be essential reading final year undergraduates and postgraduates (MBA/MSc) taking organizational change and change management modules across business and management studies.
Understanding Organizational Culture by
Publication Date: 2012-12-06
Price : £111
The new edition of this groundbreaking text in Organizational Studies has been revised and updated to keep apace with developments within Organizational Culture. Unlike other prescriptive books about organizations, Understanding Organizational Culture challenges and provokes critical thinking, giving insight in to the field of organizational culture. Mats Alvesson answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives, and expands on substantive issues before discussing key issues of research synthesizes for students the advances in the field of organizational culture. The author also uses examples to develop and illustrate ideas on how cultural thinking can be used in managerial and non-managerial organizational theory and theory-supported practice. This new edition contains added pedagogical features to increase accessibility and contains expanded coverage of topics such as globalization. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Management and Organization Studies, particularly for modules in Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory and on MBA programmes.
Understanding Public Management by
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
Price : £91
Combining theoretical perspectives with a global range of case studies from Europe, North America, and other areas, this book explains why, how, and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. Students will be introduced and guided through the dramatic changes that have occurred in public services over the last two decades.Key FeaturesExternal challenges and opportunities: globalization and EU integrationReducing the role of the state: Liberalization, privatization, regulation and competition policy Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyondManaging the New Public Sector: organizations, strategy and leadershipIntended AudienceThis text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of graduate programs - the parameters, tools, principles, and theories of public sector reform.
Voluntary and Non-Profit Management by
Publication Date: 2013-07-18
Price : £675
Voluntary and non-profit organisations (VNPOs) are a central element of societies across the globe. For some societies these organisations a have a long-standing history and role stretching back over two centuries - such as in the USA and the UK - whilst for other societies, they are a much more recent phenomenon - such as in Japan. And in yet others, they have been subject to rebirth as a result of tectonic societal changes - such as in Hungary and Poland. These four volumes draw together the key debates both over time and across the globe about the management of VNPOs and explore the contribution of theory and empirical knowledge to these debates. Academics, researchers and students in a range of disciplines and fields are concerned with VNPOs, and this major work - framed by a contextualising introductory chapter - will be a touchstone for them on the key theoretical and empirical insights about the management of VNPOs. Volume One: key concepts and themes Volume Two: Key managerial challenges, strategic management and marketing, and accountability and performance Volume Three: Human resource management, the role of Boards and fundraising Volume Four: VNPOs and the provision of public services
Work and Workers by
Publication Date: 2005-12-03
Price : £475
This three volume set maps these changes and provides the seminal articles illustrating writing and research about "work" at the beginning of the new millennium. Cary Cooper and Bill Starbuck, along with an advisory board of eminent scholars have arranged the articles in nine categories, in each of which some of the most influential articles have been chosen to offer researchers an excellent grounding in the warren of information on work and workers. The Editors provide a full introduction and a clear path through these sections, enabling the reader to achieve a coherent understanding of how work is changing, and how workers affect and are affected by these contexts.
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
Price : £475
Work has been changing. One reason it has been changing is that the contexts of work have been changing. Macroeconomic and societal conditions place limitations and expectations on what work should do; technologies alter what is possible; relations between employers and employees become more or less amicable. As work has changed, its consequences have also changed. Work: Contexts and Consequences brings together the most important and influential articles in the field which cover the long-term trends of the contexts and consequences of work at the beginning of the new millenium. The volumes span diverse topics and methodologies. The editors have scanned decades of literature to pick nearly 60 exemplars of excellent research and scholarship on Work. These offer insight into recent changes in the contexts of work, while also being extremely valuable as suggestions about how research might fruitfully go forward. The articles are arranged in two categories, each of which has several subtopics: articles in "Contexts of Work" look mainly at the situations in which work takes place, and articles on "Consequences of Work" ask what fruits come from work. Of course, these categories are inter-linked: the consequences of work depend on the contexts of work, and conversely, feedback paths make the contexts of work depend on the consequences of work. The Editors provide a clear path through these sections, enabling the reader to achieve a coherent understanding of what Work has come to be, and where it may be going. The SAGE Library in Business and Management is a first-class series of major works that brings together the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in a number of key areas of research and inquiry in Business and Management. Each multi-volume set represents a collection of the essential published works collated from