State of the Art in Business Research

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Advances in theory, methods and applied knowledge alongside structural changes in the global economic ecosystem, present researchers with challenges in seeking to stay abreast of their fields and navigate new scholarly terrains.

This series presents shortform books which provide an expert map to guide readers through new and rapidly evolving areas of research. Each title will provide an overview of the area, a guide to the key literature along with time-saving summaries of how theory interacts with practice.

As a collection, these books provide a library of theoretical and conceptual insights into business research. Each book contributes to an understanding of the state of the art, as a foundation stone for a new generation of research.

  • Network Industries: A Research Overview book cover

    Network Industries

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By Matthias Finger

    The liberalization of network industries around the world created an evolving area of research that encapsulates telecommunications, postal services, energy, transport and water. The unique challenges associated with understanding network industries requires insight from a range …

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
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    State of the Art in Business Research

  • Operations Management: A Research Overview book cover

    Operations Management

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By Michael Lewis

    The field of operations management is principally concerned with the processes that produce goods and services. Its roots are arguable the roots of business and management itself, from Adam Smith’s seminal description of pin making and the division of labor, through to F.W. Taylor’s attempts…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
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    State of the Art in Business Research

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: A Research Overview book cover

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By David R. King, Florian Bauer, Svante Schriber

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-21 
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    State of the Art in Business Research

  • Business Models: A Research Overview book cover

    Business Models

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By Christian Nielsen, Morten Lund, Marco Montemari, Francesco Paolone, Maurizio Massaro, John Dumay

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-14
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    State of the Art in Business Research

  • Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising: A Research Overview book cover

    Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By Roger Bennett

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-07-24
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    State of the Art in Business Research

  • Business and the Natural Environment: A Research Overview book cover

    Business and the Natural Environment

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By Andrew J. Hoffman, Susse Georg

    The fields of corporate environmentalism, green business and corporate sustainability have grown significantly over the past twenty-five years, such that the academic research domains of business decision-making, accounting, organizational behaviour, and the protection of the natural environment…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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    State of the Art in Business Research

  • Innovation Management: A Research Overview book cover

    Innovation Management

    A Research Overview, 1st Edition

    By Mark Dodgson

    Innovation is the means by which organizations survive and thrive in uncertain and turbulent conditions. Innovation management has become a well-established field of research, teaching and practice, with a substantial literature. As a broad-based research field, contributions stem from an array of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
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    State of the Art in Business Research