Economics: Book Series

Transformation and Innovation

This series on enterprise transformation and social innovation comprises a range of books informing practitioners, consultants, organization developers, development agents and academics how businesses and other organizations, as well as the discipline of economics itself, can and will have to be transformed. The series prepares the ground for viable twenty-first century enterprises and a sustainable macroeconomic system. A new kind of R & D, involving social, as well as technological innovation, needs to be supported by integrated and participative action research in the social sciences. Focusing on new, emerging kinds of public, social and sustainable entrepreneurship originating from all corners of the world and from different cultures, books in this series will help those operating at the interface between enterprise and society to mediate between the two and will help schools teaching management and economics to re-engage with their founding principles.

  • Emergency Preparedness through Community Cohesion

    An Integral Approach to Resilience, 1st Edition

    By Jean Parker

    This book is a revision of the author’s original doctoral thesis on emergency preparedness through community radio in North Indian villages into a widening array of possible reapplications in other community development fields. The author expands on the process of transforming emergency…

    Hardback – 2019-04-29 
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  • Integral Finance – Akhuwat

    A Case Study of the Solidarity Economy, 1st Edition

    By Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Aneeqa Malik

    There are many misconceptions and concerns regarding Islamic societies and how Muslim countries have failed to come up with their own localised solutions to socio-economic problems in dealing with poverty alleviation and societal development. This book explores why there is so much disconnect…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
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  • Evolving Work

    Employing Self and Community, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Tony Bradley

    The idea of Self and the authenticity of particular identities have been rapidly dissolving in the acids of post-modern globalising capitalism. The hegemony of patterns of work, wage-labor and the operation of labour markets in the American West (and European North) has ridden rough-shod over…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01
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  • Finance at the Threshold

    Rethinking the Real and Financial Economies, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Houghton Budd

    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 -…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • Integral Innovation

    New Worldviews, 1st Edition

    By Odeh Rashed Al-Jayyousi

    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.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-21
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  • Integral Community Enterprise in Africa

    Communitalism as an Alternative to Capitalism, 1st Edition

    By Anselm Adodo

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-03
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  • Embodying Integral Development

    A Holistic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-03
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  • Innovation Driven Institutional Research

    Towards Integral Development, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14
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  • Awakening Integral Consciousness

    A Developmental Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
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  • Community Activation for Integral Development

    1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
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  • Islam and Sustainable Development

    New Worldviews, 1st Edition

    By Odeh Rashed Al-Jayyousi

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
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  • An Integral Approach to Development Economics

    Islamic Finance in an African Context, 1st Edition

    By Basheer A. Oshodi

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Integral Ubuntu Leadership

    1st Edition

    By Passmore Musungwa Matupire

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
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  • Islamic Values and Management Practices

    Quality and Transformation in the Arab World, 1st Edition

    By Maqbouleh M. Hammoudeh

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • Integral Economics

    Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer

    Why on earth is economics perceived to come in only one or at best two different a-cultural if not a-moral guises? There are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. The trouble is, of course, that they are hidden from us. In Integral Economics Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12
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  • Integral Renewal

    A Relational and Renewal Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer

    In 2010 Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer published their seminal work on Integral Research and Innovation, whereby they identified the four R’s; relational and renewal, reason and realization based research paths that altogether encompass the major qualitative research methods and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12
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  • Transformation Management

    Towards the Integral Enterprise, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer

    The concept of transformation has long been known to the sciences and has been around in the popular vocabulary for several decades. Because it has never been fully developed as a managed process and applied to our organizations, the way in which we have been trying to deal with the complex issues…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Integral Development

    Realising the Transformative Potential of Individuals, Organisations and Societies, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Schieffer, Ronnie Lessem

    Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem introduce a groundbreaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac, a new, integral form of development is emerging around the world.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30
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  • Integral Research and Innovation

    Transforming Enterprise and Society, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer

    The core question underlying Integral Research and Innovation is: 'How can social research be turned into social or indeed "integral" innovation?' Complementing their acclaimed Transformation Management, this second book in the Transformation and Innovation Series explains how the knowledge…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
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  • Integral Advantage

    Revisiting Emerging Markets and Societies, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem

    The BRICS countries are heralded for their double digit economic growth rates and while this has indeed been impressive, particularly in India and China, it is clear that significant social and environmental fault-lines have developed in these regions. Building on the integral heritage of Ronnie…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
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  • Integral Polity

    Integrating Nature, Culture, Society and Economy, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Ibrahim Abouleish, Louis Herman

    Releasing the genius of an individual, an enterprise and a society is a central pre-occupation of the contemporary business environment. A fascinating approach to how we can begin to tackle this challenge is presented by the authors of Integral Polity. Integral spirituality, integral philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-28
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  • Inclusive Organizational Transformation

    An African Perspective on Human Niches and Diversity of Thought, 1st Edition

    By Rica Viljoen

    Globalization, consumerism, legislation and human rights issues impact on workplace demographics, changing the very nature thereof. It is of strategic importance to ensure that the benefits of diverse viewpoints and stakeholders are leveraged. However the underlying worldviews of economists,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-28
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  • Remaking Ourselves, Enterprise and Society

    An Indian Approach to Human Values in Management, 1st Edition

    By G.P. Rao

    Decision makers interested in going beyond their own personal and professional interests and involving themselves in humanising their organization, community and society should read Remaking Ourselves, Enterprise and Society. This book is about adherence to human values at an institutional level,…

    Hardback – 2013-12-28
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  • Integral Dynamics

    Political Economy, Cultural Dynamics and the Future of the University, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer, Samuel D. Rima

    The theory of integral dynamics is based on the view that the development of individual leaders or entrepreneurs requires the simultaneous development of institutions and societies. It seeks a specific way forward for each society, fundamentally different from, but drawing on, its past. Nearly…

    Hardback – 2013-03-11
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  • Spiritual Capital

    A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice, 1st Edition

    By Samuel D. Rima

    Presenting a thorough, comprehensive theory of spiritual capital based on solid academic research, 'Spiritual Capital' serves to reinforce and amplify the notion of a moral economic core that is beginning to feature in contemporary economic arguments. In this rare major work wholly dedicated to the…

    Hardback – 2013-01-28
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  • Integral Community

    Political Economy to Social Commons, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Lessem, Paul Chidara Muchineripi

    Integral Community moves the transformation journey for enterprises and society on from the stages covered in earlier books in Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series, which describe a new macro-economic framework and which have examined alternative development with different local communities…

    Hardback – 2012-12-06
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  • Spiritual Capital

    Spirituality in Practice in Christian Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Samuel D. Rima

    Presenting a thorough, comprehensive theory of spiritual capital based on solid academic research, 'Spiritual Capital' serves to reinforce and amplify the notion of a moral economic core that is beginning to feature in contemporary economic arguments. In this rare major work wholly dedicated to the…

    Hardback – 2012-09-12
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  • Finance and Society in 21st Century China

    Chinese Culture versus Western Markets, 1st Edition

    By Junie T. Tong

    In this revealing book Junie Tong reflects on the role of banking and finance in China. The author adopts a critical perspective that views the societal as well as economic functioning of banking and finance. Finance and Society in 21st Century China considers how far the modern economy is…

    Hardback – 2011-07-28
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  • Culture and Economics in the Global Community

    A Framework for Socioeconomic Development, 1st Edition

    By Kensei Hiwaki

    Many of the concepts, values and basic assumptions on which 'modern' economic and business theory is based do not translate into or convey the same meaning in non-European languages or non-Western cultures as they do in Western societies. This results in a mismatch between what Many of the concepts…

    Hardback – 2011-02-28
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