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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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Evolving Work: Employing Self and Community

Evolving Work: Employing Self and Community

Forthcoming

Ronnie Lessem, Tony Bradley
March 31, 2018

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...

Islam and Sustainable Development: New Worldviews

Islam and Sustainable Development: New Worldviews

Odeh Rashed Al-Jayyousi
November 16, 2016

In Islam and Sustainable Development, Odeh Al-Jayyousi addresses the social, human and economic dimensions of sustainability from an Islamic perspective. Islam is sometimes viewed as a challenge, threat and risk to the West, but here we are reminded that the celebration of cultural diversity is a...

An Integral Approach to Development Economics: Islamic Finance in an African Context

An Integral Approach to Development Economics: Islamic Finance in an African Context

Basheer A. Oshodi
October 19, 2016

Developing economies such as those in sub-Saharan Africa are searching for realistic economic policy prescriptions. Despite economic growth in countries like Nigeria, poverty and unemployment blight the lives of many, in the midst of plenty. Simultaneously, much neo-classical economic thought is...

Integral Ubuntu Leadership

Integral Ubuntu Leadership

Passmore Musungwa Matupire
October 11, 2016

The four worlds as we know them today, the North, West, South and East, are out of balance. The West and the North generally dominate on a global scale while the South and the East lag behind. This also happens at individual, societal and organisational levels. It is clear that there is a need to...

Islamic Values and Management Practices: Quality and Transformation in the Arab World

Islamic Values and Management Practices: Quality and Transformation in the Arab World

Maqbouleh M. Hammoudeh
August 26, 2016

The author of this thought provoking addition to Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series has worked as a management consultant in the Arab Middle East for 25 years. In Islamic Values and Management Practices she acknowledges that businesses and other organizations in the region face urgent...

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