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
Social and Economic Cohesion in Diverse Societies: An Integral Approach to Education and Development
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...
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...
May 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...
Ronnie Lessem, Tony Bradley
March 31, 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...
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 -...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...