Routledge Focus on Business and Management

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.

  • The Politics of Organizational Change

    1st Edition

    By Robert Price

    Politics is an aspect of everyday life within organizations, and is a force that inhibits individual and collective behaviour. If not fully understood, it can impede organizational change and development. In order to minimise the political aspects of organizational dynamics there is a need to…

    Hardback – 2019-05-12 
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  • Heidegger and Entrepreneurship

    A Phenomenological Approach, 1st Edition

    By Håvard Åsvoll

    This book proposes that entrepreneurial practice is often considered an "applicable" paradigm. An "applicable" paradigm - which focus too much on planned, analytical, calculable, tool-based and ready-to-hand modes of decision making action. Hence, the equally important "theory of Nothing" has not…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
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  • The Neuroscience of Rhetoric in Management

    Compassionate Executive Communication, 1st Edition

    By Dirk Remley

    Executives continue to lose their position because of inability to communicate organizational decisions to employees and boards effectively. More than just the words one writes or speaks, communication includes one’s actions and other non-verbal attributes that carry meaning for audiences. Further,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10
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  • Trade Governance of the Belt and Road Initiative

    Economic Logic, Value Choices, and Institutional Arrangement, 1st Edition

    By Dawei Cheng

    This book looks at the rationale behind the Belt and Road Initiative by China, and attempts to explain the motivation from economical and historical perspectives. The book also compares trade governance of China with those of the United Kingdom and United States, and analyzes the value construction…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09
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  • Persuasion

    The Hidden Forces That Influence Negotiations, 1st Edition

    By Jasper Kim

    Persuasion: The Hidden Forces That Influence Negotiations represents the first book of its kind to package and present persuasion principles in an innovative, international, and interdisciplinary fashion. This easy-to-understand book is the culmination of seminal research findings spanning across…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27
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  • Stories for Management Success

    The Power of Talk in Organizations, 1st Edition

    By David Collins

    We tend to assume that we may divide our activities into talk and action. In so doing we tend to suggest that talk is subordinate to action. Taking issue with these presumptions, Stories for Management Success: The Power of Talk in Organizations argues that talk is central to what managers do.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
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  • Management Accounting for Beginners

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Apostolides

    Accounting skills are increasingly important in many walks of life. In education, these skills are becoming vital beyond business, accounting and economics students; in work, accounting is no longer an outsourced specialism across all sectors. This concise book provides readers with…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
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  • Ethics, Meaning, and Market Society

    1st Edition

    By Laszlo Zsolnai

    This book explores the underlying causes of the pervasive dominance of ‘unethics’ in contemporary affairs in economics, business, and society. It is argued that the state of unethics is related to the overexpansion of market and market values in all spheres of social life and human activities. A…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
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  • Evaluating IT Projects

    1st Edition

    By Eriona Shtëmbari

    Project management disciplines have been a part of IT for many years. Why then, are so many challenges still directly associated with how a project is managed? Many projects fail for a myriad of reasons; most, however, stem from poor or inadequate project evaluation and performance appraisal, while…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
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  • Rising Consumer Materialism

    A Threat to Sustainable Happiness, 1st Edition

    By Afia Khalid, Faisal Qadeer

    Rising Consumer Materialism presents a theoretical advancement of materialism research. It identifies eight areas of a consumer's life that are inter-disciplinary and of prime importance towards promoting happy and rewarding lifestyles. This study examines the pre-planned purchase process as the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
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  • Accounting for Biological Assets

    1st Edition

    By Rute Gonçalves, Patrícia Teixeira Lopes

    This book explores accounting for biological assets under IAS 41 – Agriculture, and explains the recent adjustments introduced by the IASB which allow firms to choose between cost or revaluation models concerning mature bearer plants. Identifying the firm and country-level drivers that inform the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-11
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  • Manager vs. Leader

    Untying the Gordian Knot, 1st Edition

    By Robert M. Murphy, Kathleen M. Murphy

    Cutting through the clutter of management and leadership books, Manager vs. Leader: Untying the Gordian Knot works to differentiate the terms manager and leader. With these terms often used synonymously, misunderstanding leads to confusion and failed expectations at all levels of an organization.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29
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  • Writing a Business Plan

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Ignatius Ekanem

    Resourcing new ventures is-all important for entrepreneurs, and creating a successful business plan can be make or break when it comes to attracting investment. Written by an experienced academic and consultant, this book provides a concise guide for producing the optimal business plan. Business…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06
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  • The Spartan W@rker

    1st Edition

    By Konstantinos Perrotis, Cary L. Cooper

    The field of Organizational Psychology and Occupational Stress is complex and multifaceted. Many efforts have been made by several authors to write books that would have assisted employees in becoming more satisfied, relaxed and thus happier with their work, but such a result seems difficult and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
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  • The Reflective Entrepreneur

    1st Edition

    By Dimo Dimov

    In a world where entrepreneurial success often seems deceptively accessible, it is not always clear what makes a person entrepreneurial. In this book, Dimo Dimov offers a reflective insight into the entrepreneurial journey, striking up a conversation about entrepreneurship in order to challenge and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
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  • Auditing Teams

    Dynamics and Efficiency, 1st Edition

    By Mara Cameran, Angelo Ditillo, Angela Pettinicchio

    The recent audit failures which have rocked financial markets worldwide have accentuated the need for a better understanding of the link between risk, control and audit quality; as well as emphasising the need to open the "black box" of the ways auditing firms actually function. Reflecting these…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
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  • The Internet of Things and Business

    1st Edition

    By Martin De Saulles

    The internet of things (IoT) has the potential to change how we live and work. It represents the next evolution of the computing revolution and will see the embedding of information and communication technologies within machines at home and in the workplace and across a broad range of industrial…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • The Search for Entrepreneurship

    Finding More Questions Than Answers, 1st Edition

    By Simon Bridge

    Since the 1980s, governments have often sought to encourage entrepreneurship on the assumption that it creates small businesses which are the primary drivers of job creation. Largely because of this assumption, entrepreneurship has become a valid subject for academic research attracting extensive…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
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  • Understanding the Born Global Firm

    1st Edition

    By Neri Karra

    The challenges and opportunities that are presented to both small and medium-sized enterprises have changed dramatically in recent decades as the world’s economy becomes more globalised. The policies of open borders, a decrease in protectionism and the demise of the nation-state, have enabled small…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
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  • A Short Guide to People Management

    For HR and line managers, 1st Edition

    By Antonios Panagiotakopoulos

    There is a plethora of information available for busy HR practitioners but what they really need is a clear, concise and comprehensive analysis of the theory and practice of people management within contemporary organizations. Indeed, much has been written about Human Resource Management and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10
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  • Truth in Marketing

    A theory of claim-evidence relations, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Boysen Anker

    Can we believe the claims that marketers make? Does truth in marketing matter? Apparently not… Despite the role of regulators, marketing claims are often ruled to be misleading, deceptive or incomplete. Surprisingly, scholars of marketing ethics have devoted little time to this key issue. This may…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
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  • Careers and Talent Management

    A Critical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Cristina Reis

    Careers and Talent Management challenges and deconstructs the notion of the "perfect career" in order to provide new perspectives on talent management and career creation. It argues that the skills that organizations typically look for as indicative of superstar performance are not necessarily…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04
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