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  • Diagnostics for Strategic Decision-Making

    The Rapid Due Dilligence Model

    By Joyce A. Thompsen

    This book helps readers develop a comprehensive understanding of diagnostics for strategic decision-making, with a focus on a method called rapid due diligence. This method presents a compelling solution to the need for effective diagnostics, drawing on academic rigor, critical thinking, systems…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge

  • Blowback in Business

    How to Avoid Unintended and Undesired Consequences in Decision-Making

    By Andrew Holmes

    Whilst there are many books which deal with decision making in a general, process or mathematical sense, there are very few books which address the nature of poor decision making and particularly how to avoid decisions with unintended consequences and surprises. There are plenty of sources of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28 
    Gower

  • Fractal Sustainability

    A systems approach to organizational change

    By Isabel Canto de Loura, Robin Dickinson

    Even though the fractal approach to sustainability and organizational change management is not new, no authors so far seem to have truly attempted to use fractals as a mathematical means to map and measure organizational sustainability. Several sustainability maturity models and change management…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12 
    Routledge

  • The New Natural Resource

    Knowledge Development, Society and Economics

    By Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen

    Increasingly in the public discourse there are references to the knowledge economy, knowledge society, knowledge workers and knowledge organisations. The argument is that knowledge is becoming the main economic resource, replacing the natural resources that drove the industrial revolution. The new…

    Paperback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Integral Renewal

    A Relational and Renewal Perspective

    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 – 2016-08-06 
    Routledge
    Transformation and Innovation

  • Small Businesses and Effective ICT

    Stories and Practical Insights

    By Carmine Sellitto, David Banks, Scott Bingley, Stephen Burgess

    Small businesses make up some 90-95 percent of all global firms. Many undervalue the importance of information and communication technology (ICT). Within the small business segment there can be significant differences amongst the avid early adopters of ICT and the laggards. Research on early…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Small Business

  • Shopfloor Matters

    Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing

    By David Fairris

    Building on the work of labor historians, industrial relations scholars, and institutional labor economists, this book offers not only a comprehensive analysis of the changing nature of shopfloor labor-management relations in the large manufacturing firms of this century, it also supplies empirical…

    Paperback – 2016-07-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

  • Research Methods for Operations Management

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Christer Karlsson

    Research Methods for Operations Management, second edition is a toolkit of research approaches primarily for advanced students and beginner researchers but also a reference book for any researcher in OM. Many students begin their career in research limited by the one or few approaches taken by…

    Paperback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

  • Uncertainty and Behaviour

    Perceptions, Decisions and Actions in Business

    By Melanie E. Kreye

    Uncertainty affects us in our everyday lives, and in a wide range of situations but how do individuals and indeed organisations respond to uncertainty and how does it impact their decision-making and actions? Based on the latest developments in academic research, the author offers solid advice on…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Indigenous People and Economic Development

    An International Perspective

    Edited by Katia Iankova, Azizul Hassan, Rachel L'Abbe

    Indigenous peoples are an intrinsic part of countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, USA, India, Russia and almost all parts of South America and Africa. A considerable amount of research has been done during the twentieth century mainly by anthropologists, sociologists and linguists…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
    Routledge

  • Basic Mathematics for Economists

    3rd Edition

    By Mike Rosser, Piotr Lis

    Basic Mathematics for Economists, now in its 3rd edition, is a classic of its genre and this new edition builds on the success of previous editions. Suitable for students who may only have a basic mathematics background, as well as students who may have followed more advanced mathematics courses…

    Paperback – 2016-03-22
    Routledge

  • Integral Advantage

    Revisiting Emerging Markets and Societies

    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
    Routledge
    Transformation and Innovation

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