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Management Gurus: A Research Overview

Management Gurus: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Collins
July 09, 2020

Building upon decades of research, this shortform book distils the rise of management’s gurus. The author analyses the economic and political changes which facilitated the rise of this new group and offers reflections on the controversies around the development of ‘guru theory’ (a reasonably stable...

Work and Stress: A Research Overview

Work and Stress: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philip Dewe, Cary L Cooper
May 27, 2020

Stress is a leading cause of ill health in the workplace. This shortform book analyses, summarises and contextualises research around stress at work. The book begins by exploring the impact and challenges of technology and the challenging and changing contours and boundaries of the nature of work....

Operations Management: A Research Overview

Operations Management: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Michael A. Lewis
December 03, 2019

Operations Management (OM) is a multi-faceted blend of myriad academic andpractical disciplines – from engineering and economics via mathematics and marketing, to systems and psychology. To capture the state of the art, the bookreviews contemporary and classic scholarship in one of the oldest...

Employee Engagement: A Research Overview

Employee Engagement: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Brad Shuck
September 10, 2019

The field of employee engagement has experienced unprecedented growth over the last three decades. Despite remarkable progress in both practice and scholarship, there remains tremendous confusion about what employee engagement is, what it means, and how organizations can take proactive steps to...

Management and Organizational History: A Research Overview

Management and Organizational History: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Albert J. Mills, Milorad M. Novicevic
August 20, 2019

Management and organizational history has grown into an established field of research with competing and contrasting approaches and methods that are relevant for management and organization studies. This short-form book provides readers with expert insights on intellectual interventions in...

Strategic Risk Management: A Research Overview

Strategic Risk Management: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Torben Juul Andersen, Johanna Sax
August 13, 2019

Organizations face challenges in adapting their current business and operational activities to dynamic contexts. Successful companies share a common characteristic of dealing with the emergent risks and threats in responses that generate viable solutions. Strategic risk management (SRM) is a...

Network Industries: A Research Overview

Network Industries: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Matthias Finger
July 10, 2019

The unique challenges associated with understanding network industries requires insights from a range of disciplinary perspectives, namely economics, engineering, law, and political science. This book analyzes the de- and re-regulation of the network industries and the regulatory challenges these...

Flexible Working in Organisations: A Research Overview

Flexible Working in Organisations: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Clare Kelliher, Lilian M. de Menezes
May 08, 2019

There is growing interest in flexible working, not only as a means to manage labour more efficiently and for greater agility, but also as a response to increasing concerns over well-being, work-life balance, and participation in the labour force of those with significant non-work commitments (e.g....

Strategic Human Resource Management: A Research Overview

Strategic Human Resource Management: A Research Overview

1st Edition

John Storey, Dave Ulrich, Patrick M. Wright
March 26, 2019

The field of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) has burgeoned over the past thirty years. Over this time there has been a shift towards a strategic conception which posited workers as ‘assets’ rather than ‘costs’. These ‘human resources’ were reconceptualised as a key source of competitive...

Business Models: A Research Overview

Business Models: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Christian Nielsen, Morten Lund, Marco Montemari, Francesco Paolone, Maurizio Massaro, John Dumay
November 06, 2018

The growing body of research on business models draws upon a range of sub-disciplines, including strategic management, entrepreneurship, organization studies and management accounting. Business Models: A Research Overview provides a research map for business scholars, incorporating theoretical and...

Mergers and Acquisitions: A Research Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions: A Research Overview

1st Edition

David R. King, Florian Bauer, Svante Schriber
November 06, 2018

The process of identifying and evaluating a target firm, completing a deal after its negotiation and announcement, and then integrating a target firm after legal combination is a multi-year process with uncertain returns to acquiring firms. Research on mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is...

Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising: A Research Overview

Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising: A Research Overview

1st Edition

Roger Bennett
July 24, 2018

Nonprofit sectors account for a small but significant share of most major economies globally, and the marketing and fundraising activities of organisations operating in this sector are of increasing interest to researchers around the world. Although nonprofit marketing covers many activities not...

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