Collaborative Research in the United States: Policies and Institutions for Cooperation among Firms
Improving Competitiveness through Human Resource Development in China: The Role of Vocational Education
Diversity and Entrepreneurship
CSR, Sustainability, and Leadership
Managing Project Ending
Jie Shen, Jenny Dumont, Xin Deng
December 16, 2019
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), and particularly environmental management, has now become a global social norm. As the largest developing economy in the world, China is currently a major environmental polluter. This book examines how Chinese enterprises, including both indigenous firms and...
Albert N. Link
December 09, 2019
In order to understand collaborative research activity in the United States, it is important to understand the contextual environment in which firms pursue a collaborative research strategy. The U.S. environment for formal collaborative research was established through a number of policy...
Min Min, Ying Zhu
September 27, 2019
This book looks at the development of vocational education and training in China and how it is crucial to human resource development and improving competitiveness. It briefly outlines the contextual issues related to vocational education and training in China, the importance of vocational...
Angelique Nadia Sweetman McInnes
September 25, 2019
This book investigates the legitimacy of the current Australian Financial Services Licensee-Authorised Representative (AFSL-AR) licensing model, as specified in the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001. The book rectifies the deficiency in scholarly attention to this matter by developing a new...
Vanessa Ratten, Leo-Paul Dana
August 30, 2019
Whilst there has been an increased interest in minorities and their contribution to society, the literature on minorities and under-represented communities is still weak. This edited volume discusses entrepreneurship in the context of minorities and the role they play in society. The book looks at...
Hagai Gringarten, Raúl Fernández-Calienes
April 29, 2019
Ethical Branding and Marketing: Cases and Lessons provides current perspectives on fascinating global cases focusing on the specific combination of the two fields of "ethics" and "branding," on their relationship, and on how that joint perspective shapes brands, companies, business strategies, and...
Gabriel Eweje, Ralph Bathurst
March 20, 2019
With the acceptance of CSR and Sustainability as important business performance indicators, it is timely now to assess the impact that leadership has on the development of these processes. CSR, Sustainability, and Leadership seeks to explore the integration of these three elements through an...
Stephanie B.M. Cadeddu, Jerome D. Donovan, Cheree Topple, Gerrit A. de Waal, Eryadi K. Masli
January 17, 2019
This book explores the new product development process of firms developing frugal innovation for the base-of-the-pyramid (BOP) markets in developing countries. Frugal innovations are products characterised by an affordable price-point, durability, usability and core functionalities that are highly...
Ulrike Landfester, Jörg Metelmann
December 13, 2018
Due to the recent global financial crises, academic business schools have come in for much criticism, having, in the eyes of the public, failed in their responsibility to society by teaching future managers only how to increase their personal gain without any consideration as to their actions’...
Mary Haropoulou, Clive Smallman
December 04, 2018
What goes on in a small firm that lives or dies by its capacity to innovate? How are decisions made on new product development, and how does that feed into the ecological, social and financial sustainability of the firm? This book answers the questions through an in-depth look at a small business...
Virpi Havila, Asta Salmi
December 04, 2018
Understanding project endings is a significant part of project management, yet there is relatively little work published in this important area. This book addresses the gap, focusing on the successful management of project endings, showing how to plan for the ending of a project, how to create...
November 20, 2018
Organizations increasingly use temporary designs. Many temporary organizations are assembled by "mixing and matching" building blocks from static, bureaucratic, parent organizations into a temporary configuration. At the same time, such "mixed and matched" temporary organizations often operate...