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  • Performance Measurement in Philanthropic Foundations

    The Ambiguity of Success and Failure, 1st Edition

    By Helmut K. Anheier, Diana Leat

    The growth of philanthropic foundations in numbers and significance raises two immediate questions. First, what makes for success and failure of foundations’ projects and activities? Second, what yardsticks or benchmarks are used to measure performance and track goal attainment? The purpose of this…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Philosophy of Leisure

    Foundations of the good life, 1st Edition

    By Johan Bouwer, Marco van Leeuwen

    What is leisure? How does leisure relate to leading a good life? This critical and intelligent study interrogates the basic principles of leisure and demonstrates the continuing relevance of these questions for our society today. It not only explores the traditional philosophical concepts at the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

    1st Edition

    By A. J. Veal

    The idea of a ‘leisure society’ was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the pattern of falling working hours which had been experienced in Western societies in the first half of the twentieth century would continue indefinitely. The leisure society has clearly not been…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Human Resource Management

    A Critical Approach, 2nd Edition

    Edited by David G. Collings, Geoffrey T. Wood, Leslie T. Szamosi

    Despite over three decades of debate around the nature of human resource management (HRM), its intellectual boundaries and its application in practice, the field continues to be dogged by a number of theoretical and practical limitations. Written by an international team of respected scholars,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-28
    Routledge

  • The Employment Impact of China's WTO Accession

    1st Edition

    By A. S. Bhalla, Shufang Qiu, S. Qiu

    The book explores the macroeconomic and sectoral employment implications (in agriculture, industry and services) of China's World Trade Organisation accession. It argues that while short-run employment losses may occur, in the longer term China will be able to generate additional employment…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time

    1st Edition

    By Christoph Hermann

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Margins of Citizenship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Cook, Jonathan Seglow

    Citizenship is a central concept in political philosophy, bridging theory and practice and marking out those who belong and who share a common civic status. The injustices suffered by immigrants, disabled people, the economically inactive and others have been extensively catalogued, but their…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • The Economics of Abundance

    A Political Economy of Freedom, Equity, and Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Wolfgang Hoeschele

    No matter how many resources we consume we never seem to have enough. The Economics of Abundance is a balanced book in which Wolfgang Hoeschele challenges why this is so. He claims that our current capitalist economy can exist only on the basis of manufactured scarcity created by '…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Gower Green Economics and Sustainable Growth Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Parker, George Cheney, Valérie Fournier, Chris Land

    Despite the Great Recession, slightly different forms of global capitalism are still portrayed as the only game in town by the vast majority of people in power in the world today. Unbridled growth, trade liberalisation, and competition are advocated as the only or best ways of organizing the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • Professionalism for the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Simon Foxell

    In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, this new book provides thought provoking commentary on the nature of the relationship between society, the prevailing economic system and professionalism in the built environment. It addresses the changing responsibilities of professionals and in…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16
    Routledge
    Building Research and Information

  • Wages, Bonuses and Appropriation of Profit in the Financial Industry

    The working rich, 1st Edition

    By Olivier Godechot

    The 2008 financial crisis led the whole world to ask questions of the financial industry. Why are wages in the financial industry so high? Are bonuses responsible for the financial crisis? Where do bonuses come from? Politicians and others urged people to believe that the crisis was the price…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Opting Out and In

    On Women’s Careers and New Lifestyles, 1st Edition

    By Ingrid Biese

    Opting Out and In: On women’s careers and new lifestyles introduces a new perspective and definition of opting out that better reflects contemporary issues and lifestyles. The book offers a timely and comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of women leaving high-powered careers, adding to current…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

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