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  • Gender, Embodiment and Fluidity in Organization and Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert McMurray, Alison Pullen

    This third volume in the Routledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studies series challenges us to think again about the implications of gender, embodiment and fluidity for organizing and managing. The themes of this book disrupt our understanding of dualisms between sex (men and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studies

  • The Professionalisation of Human Resource Management

    Personnel, Development, and the Royal Charter, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Elizabeth Slater

    Evolving economies, the emergence of new technologies and organisational forms are all features of late capitalism. Among this milieu, a marked feature has been the emergence and recognition in society of new occupations. The claim upon a body of knowledge and practice, and a societal domain in…

    Hardback – 2019-11-29 
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    Routledge Research in Employment Relations

  • The Rise of Business Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Bernard Mees

    In 1973, Daniel Bell argued that corporations in post-industrial societies increasingly needed to behave in accord with widely accepted social norms, particularly in terms of ethical behavior and social responsibility. Yet widespread criticism of business behavior was not an invention of the 1960s…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
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    Routledge Studies in Business Ethics

  • Family Firms and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

    The Business, Bankruptcy and Resilience of the Höchstetters of Augsburg, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Max Safley

    This fascinating study follows the fortunes of the Höchstetter family, merchant-manufacturers and financiers of Augsburg, Germany, in the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries, and sheds light on the economic and social history of failure and resilience in early modern Europe. Carefully…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • A History of Leadership

    1st Edition

    By Morgen Witzel

    The evolution of leadership into a widely accepted concept occurred without any shared understanding and acceptance of its meaning and relevance in contemporary society. Why do some people become leaders? What is the source and legitimacy of leadership power? This book journeys into the heart of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Modern Advertising and the Market for Audience Attention

    The US Advertising Industry's Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Transition, 1st Edition

    By Zoe Sherman

    Modern advertising was created in the US between 1870 and 1920 when advertisers and the increasingly specialized advertising industry that served them crafted means of reliable access to and knowledge of audiences. This highly original and accessible book re-centers the story of the invention of…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • The HR (R)Evolution

    Change the Workplace, Change the World, 1st Edition

    By Alan Watkins, Nick Dalton

    Many observers have suggested that capitalism is fast destroying our planet, concentrating power in a few big companies. Excessive short-termism, leveraged debt, digitisation, and disruption are the new normal. We stand at a critical juncture where the two paths ahead could lead to very different…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Adolescents, Family and Consumer Behaviour

    A Behavioural Study of Adolescents in Indian Urban Families, 1st Edition

    By Harleen Kaur, Chandan Deep Singh

    Buying decision making is a complicated process, in which a consumer’s decision is under the influence of others. The buying decision making is directed in a way that they must act as customers in the society. Media and family are key socializing agents for adolescents. Moreover, changes in the…

    Hardback – 2020-01-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Business and Management

  • A History of Enterprise Policy

    Government, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Mallett, Robert Wapshott

    Governments in developed and developing economies have increasingly turned to entrepreneurship and small businesses for economic growth, dynamism and economic and social inclusion. Policies seeking to encourage, support or otherwise influence these forms of economic activity are varied but…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
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    Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

  • Motor Transport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Walsh

    Published in 1997, each volume in this new series is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. Each contains between ten and a dozen articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Organizational Innovation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Hage

    Published in 1998. In the past year the 300 largest global companies increased their research budgets by an average of 12 per cent. Governments now measure how technologically advanced they are as they worry about their trade balances and unemployment. Many public sector organizations, for example…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Public Relations as Public Diplomacy

    The Royal Bank of Canada’s Monthly Letter, 1943-2003, 1st Edition

    By Sandra L. Braun

    This is a study of the Royal Bank of Canada’s Monthly Letter, which was initially created in 1920 as a traditional economic newsletter and later evolved quite serendipitously into a publication marvel when, in 1943, it came under the influence of John Heron, journalist and publicist, gaining mass…

    Hardback – 2020-02-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Insights in Public Relations Research

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