The fields of business and management have grown exponentially as areas of research and education. This growth presents challenges for readers trying to keep up with the latest important insights. Routledge Focus on Business and Management presents small books on big topics and how they intersect with the world of business research.
Individually, each title in the series provides coverage of a key academic topic, whilst collectively, the series forms a comprehensive collection across the business disciplines.
Marx in Management and Organisation Studies Rethinking Value, Labour and Class Struggles
Qualitative Management Research in Context Data Collection, Interpretation and Narrative
Power in Business Relationships Dynamics, Strategies and Internationalisation
The Innovative Business School Mentoring Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges
Work Organizational Reforms and Employment Relations in the Automotive Industry American Employment Relations in Transition
Managing Complexity in Healthcare
Organizations, Strategic Risk Management and Resilience The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism
By Frederick Harry Pitts
July 29, 2022
This book introduces new approaches that deploy concepts from Marx’s critique of political economy to renew the study of labour, value and social antagonisms in the broad area of management and organisation studies. Exploring established and emergent strands of Marxian theorising inside and ...
By Bruno Américo, Stewart Clegg, César Tureta
July 25, 2022
This concise book uses narrative fiction to address how researchers can conduct qualitative research using both online and first-hand data and digital and face-to-face methods. The book is structured around four phases of the research process – accessing management field research, writing the ...
By Dariusz Siemieniako, Maciej Mitręga, Hannu Makkonen, Gregor Pfajfar
July 08, 2022
Focusing on the issue of power as the main building block of relationships between business buyers and sellers, this book explains the complex nature of power with its multidimensional and multi-directional character. As a complex construct, inter-firm power is treated as a matter of perception as...
By Rezart Prifti, Fatma Jaupi
May 30, 2022
In today's world, towns and cities dynamically develop over time and that's why urban regeneration is a widely experienced phenomenon. How can Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) create necessary conditions for the development of these phenomena? What is the role that BIDs have in entrepreneurial...
By Loren Falkenberg, M. Elizabeth Cannon
May 30, 2022
Universities are being buffeted by multiple disruptive trends, including increased competition for both funding and students, as well as from new institutions that are nimbler and more responsive to the external environment. To survive this reality, university leaders must engage in effective ...
By Daphne Halkias, Michael Neubert, Paul W. Thurman, Chris Adendorff, Sameh Abadir
May 30, 2022
The Innovative Business School formulates a blueprint for the innovative business school of the next decade, with proposed areas of innovation which will train executives to transform the coming technological disruptions into an avenue for world economic development and prosperity. Offering a new ...
By Kenichi Shinohara
May 27, 2022
General Motors (GM)'s attempt to adapt the renowned Toyota production system for its own automotive manufacturing plants had historically produced disappointing results. Why was it not sufficiently successful? This book aims to shed insights into GM's failed attempt through the analysis of ...
By Lesley Kuhn, Kieran Le Plastrier
May 24, 2022
Managing Complexity in Healthcare introduces the ComEntEth (Complex Entropic Ethical) model as an integrated bio-medical and philosophical approach to understanding how people get things done in healthcare. Drawing on the complexity sciences, studies of entropy in living organisms, and the ethics ...
By Mahsa Fidanboy
May 23, 2022
Organizations and Complex Adaptive Systems explains complexity theory within the organizational studies and discusses the applicability of complex adaptive systems principles for intraorganizational and interorganizational levels. Complex adaptive systems and complexity theory have been ...
By Dominique A. David
May 06, 2022
Although various factors contribute to failed change, one of the key reasons for change failure is the inability of leaders to gain the trust of employees, to understand the interaction between their subordinates, and to convince them to support change and to commit the energy and effort necessary ...
By Patrizia Gazzola, Enrica Pavione, Ilaria Pessina
May 06, 2022
Organizations, Strategic Risk Management and Resilience: The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism aims to identify, analyse and underline the importance of having a conceptual framework designed to develop and improve the risk management and resilience for organizations, particularly during times of ...
By Federica Ceci, Francesca Masciarelli
April 29, 2022
Cultural proximity consists in shared language, codes ,and norms of communication and exchange between actors. It is generally considered important for organizations, enhancing communication and facilitation interaction between actors. In such situation, diversity is often seen as a source of ...