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Transformation and Innovation


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Business as usual no longer works. The time has come to fundamentally rethink enterprise, economics and development.

The Gower Transformation and Innovation Series, with contributions by leading thinkers-and-doers from diverse cultures across the globe, combines theory and practice, informing both decision makers and scholars. It provides cutting-edge, viable approaches to the unprecedented challenges faced by business leaders, management consultants, economic policy makers and development agents.

The pioneering Integral Worlds approach, developed by Lessem and Schieffer, provides a unique and coherent orientation to the wide-ranging volumes in the series. This approach combines individual, organizational and socio-economic development. Drawing on the particularities of each and every culture, it enhances local identity while contributing to global integrity. It activates the potential for a holistic realignment of enterprise and economics.

• Focusing on enterprise transformation and social innovation

• Presenting a unique combination of new theories and practices

• Drawing on the richness of the world’s diverse cultures

• Introducing a pioneering integral perspective

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Transforming Trade Policy in an Arab State: A Postmodern Approach

Transforming Trade Policy in an Arab State: A Postmodern Approach

Forthcoming

Mohammad Al-Zoubi
December 20, 2018

From the starting point of a critical postmodern analysis of trade policymaking in his native Jordan, Mohammad Al-Zoubi begins to uncover why the very fact of economic globalisation and the neo-liberal ideology it represents are questioned from a developing country and particularly from an Arab...

Integral Finance – Akhuwat: A Case Study of the Solidarity Economy

Integral Finance – Akhuwat: A Case Study of the Solidarity Economy

Forthcoming

Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Aneeqa Malik
September 28, 2018

There are many misconceptions and concerns regarding Islamic Societies and how Muslim countries have failed to come up with their own localized solutions to socio-economic problems in dealing with poverty alleviation and societal development. This book explores why there is so much disconnect...

Evolving Work: Employing Self and Community

Evolving Work: Employing Self and Community

Forthcoming

Ronnie Lessem, Tony Bradley
August 10, 2018

The idea of Self and the authenticity of particular identities have been rapidly dissolving in the acids of post-modern globalizing capitalism. The hegemony of patterns of work, wage-labor and the operation of labor markets in the American West (and European North) has ridden rough-shod over...

Social and Economic Cohesion in Diverse Societies: An Integral Approach to Education and Development

Social and Economic Cohesion in Diverse Societies: An Integral Approach to Education and Development

Forthcoming

Marlene De Beer
July 31, 2018

Social cohesion, as an academic concept and as the objective of education and social policy and practice is of considerable interest. Though, there seems to be a confusion about the meaning, conceptual developments, theoretical foundations and models emerging around social cohesion. As societies...

Crafting an Integral Enterprise: Towards a Sustainable Telecommunications Sector

Crafting an Integral Enterprise: Towards a Sustainable Telecommunications Sector

Forthcoming

Reza Moussavian
July 30, 2018

In this addition to Gower’s Transformation and Innovation series, Reza Moussavian takes the concept of an ’Integral Enterprise’, established in earlier books in the Series, and applies it to the telecommunications industry, in which he is an acknowledged thought leader. The author points out that...

Finance at the Threshold: Rethinking the Real and Financial Economies

Finance at the Threshold: Rethinking the Real and Financial Economies

Christopher Houghton Budd
May 25, 2017

Every banking crisis, whatever its particular circumstances, has two features in common with every previous one. Each has been preceded by a period of excessive monetary ease, and by ill thought out regulatory changes. For many the recent hiatus in inter-bank lending has been seen as a blip -...

Integral Innovation: New Worldviews

Integral Innovation: New Worldviews

Odeh Rashed Al-Jayyousi
April 21, 2017

Technology plays a critical role in transforming societies and economies through enhancing efficiency, connectivity and access to resources and services. The challenge remains how to harness technologies to achieve sustainable development without causing harm to human and natural capitals....

Integral Community Enterprise in Africa: Communitalism as an Alternative to Capitalism

Integral Community Enterprise in Africa: Communitalism as an Alternative to Capitalism

Anselm Adodo
April 03, 2017

At a time of global economic crisis and disillusionment with capitalism, Adodo offers refreshing and positive insight into a more integral way of business management, enterprise and community development as well as holistic healing in Africa. For over three decades, Africa was the recipient of...

Embodying Integral Development: A Holistic Approach

Embodying Integral Development: A Holistic Approach

Ronnie Lessem
April 03, 2017

In this fourth and final volume of the CARE-ing for Integral Development series, Ronnie Lessem integrates all that has come before in terms of: Community activation; Awakening integral consciousness; and institutionalized Research. Here he focuses on individual and community development alongside...

Innovation Driven Institutional Research: Towards Integral Development

Innovation Driven Institutional Research: Towards Integral Development

Ronnie Lessem
March 14, 2017

This is the third volume in the CARE-ing for Integral Development series. It continues to build on the previous two works, Community Activation and Awakening Integral Consciousness, as well as preceding the fourth and final book, Embodying Integral Development. This book serves as a follow-up...

Awakening Integral Consciousness: A Developmental Perspective

Awakening Integral Consciousness: A Developmental Perspective

Ronnie Lessem
February 21, 2017

This is the second of four volumes in the CARE-ing for Integral Development series, focused on CARE: Community activation, Awakening consciousness, innovation driven institutionalized Research and transformative Education. In this book, the author focuses on ways and means of developing, in an...

Community Activation for Integral Development

Community Activation for Integral Development

Ronnie Lessem
December 06, 2016

As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the...

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