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Books – Management + Leadership

Books – Management + Leadership

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Vietnamese Language, Education and Change In and Outside Vietnam

This open access edited book attempts to break new ground in investigating multiple facets of Vietnamese language, education and change in global contexts, engaging with global Vietnam through complex lenses of language and education. Issues of …

Editors:
Phan Le Ha, Dat Bao, Joel Windle

2024 | Book

Value Co-Creation Processes in Circular Firms

Beyond Organizational Boundaries

This book investigates value co-creation processes within the context of circular entrepreneurship. By rooting the book in value co-creation theory, the author addresses the following research questions: How do value co-creation processes impact …

Author:
Beatrice Re

2024 | Book

Second-Order Variational Analysis in Optimization, Variational Stability, and Control

Theory, Algorithms, Applications

This fundamental work is a sequel to monographs by the same author: Variational Analysis and Applications (2018) and the two Grundlehren volumes Variational Analysis and Generalized Differentiation: I Basic Theory, II Applications (2006). This …

Author:
Boris S. Mordukhovich

2024 | Book

Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Sector

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Tackling Climate Change

​The push for sustainability in the oil and gas sector has taken center stage in both climate action debates and mitigation/adaptation efforts in recent decades. As the global mission for sustainable energy increasingly moves away from oil and gas …

Editors:
Thomas Walker, Sergey Barabanov, Maya Michaeli, Victoria Kelly

2024 | Book

Political Economy

Comparative, International, and Historical Perspectives

This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to Political Economy. It combines comparative,
international and historical perspectives into a holistic framework of analysis. Drawing on the work
of Karl Polanyi, the book shows how capitalist …

Authors:
Christian May, Daniel Mertens, Andreas Nölke, Michael Schedelik

2024 | Book

Methodological Aspects of Grey Systems Theory in Management Research

This book illustrates the application of grey systems theory to management science research, by developing selection procedures for grey analytical methods suitable for forecasting, decision-making, and analysing variable relationships. Highlights …

Author:
Rafaɫ Mierzwiak

2024 | Book

Eigenvalue Problem and Nonlinear Programming Problem

For Economic Studies

This book focuses on the Frobenius theorem regarding a nonlinear simultaneous system. The Frobenius theorem is well known as a condition for a linear simultaneous system’s having a nonnegative solution. Generally, however, the condition of a …

Author:
Keiko Nakayama

2024 | Book

The China Railway Express and the Belt and Road Initiative

This book presents an overview of the development of China-Europe express train in the broader context of BRI. It analyzes the benefits to the regions along the route from the safe, smooth and stable operation of the train in recent years …

Authors:
Jiechang Xia, Yi Liu, Ziyan Xu, Hang Yuan

2024 | Book

Digital Transformation in the Viral Age

21st Workshop on e-Business, WeB 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 10, 2022, Revised Selected Papers

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 21st Workshop on e-Business, WeB 2022, which took place virtually on December 10, 2022.

The purpose of WeB is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss findings, novel …

Editors:
Abhishek Kathuria, Prasanna P. Karhade, Kexin Zhao, Devina Chaturvedi

2024 | Book

Complexity and Sustainability in Megaprojects

MeRIT Workshop 2023

This book showcases the discussion about megaprojects carried out at the MeRIT (Megaproject Research Interdisciplinary Team) workshop 2023: the crisis, discontinuity, rising prices, and supply chains disruption force radical reflection for those …

Editors:
Franca Cantoni, Laura Corazza, Ernesto De Nito, Primiano Di Nauta, Edoardo Favari

2024 | Book

Towards Digital and Sustainable Organisations

People, Platforms, and Ecosystems

This book presents a collection of research papers that explore how ICT experts, managers, and policymakers can address sustainability issues in digital transformation (DT) by considering people practices, organizational processes, and platform …

Editors:
Alessandra Lazazzara, Rocco Reina, Stefano Za

2024 | Book

Taxation and Management of Natural Resources in Africa

This book offers a comprehensive examination of the fundamental concepts and principles crucial to the taxation and management of natural resources, specifically tailored to the unique challenges faced by developing African countries. It delves …

Editors:
Mohammed Amidu, Abdallah Ali-Nakyea, Joshua Yindenaba Abor

2024 | Book

DSGE Models for Real Business Cycle and New Keynesian Macroeconomics

Theoretical Methods and Numerical Solutions with DYNARE

This textbook introduces graduate and upper undergraduate students to Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models. As DSGE models become integral in advanced coursework, this book serves as an invaluable guide, explaining the complexities …

Author:
Giuseppe Chirichiello

2024 | Book

Mastering Corporate Communication

A Modern Guidebook for Future-fit Strategies, Tools and Skills

"Mastering Corporate Communication" is a comprehensive guide designed to assist communication professionals in navigating the new world of stakeholder capitalism. With the rise of new media, corporate responsibility demands and the constant battle …

Authors:
Anne Katrine Lund, Mette Refshauge

2024 | Book

Successful Social Activism and Unintended Market Emergence

The Fight Over Foot Health and Fashion in Japan

This book demonstrates why and how social activism targeting companies can produce unintended consequences. While it is challenging for social movement organizations (SMOs) to successfully change corporate behavior, it is even more difficult or …

Author:
Sayako Miura

2024 | Book

Challenges and Solutions to China’s Modernization Process

Focusing on these developing problems and growing troubles, this book mainly discusses economic growth issues related to demographic transition, as well as livelihood issues derived from them and closely related to policy logic. It aims to make …

Author:
Fang Cai

2024 | Book

Sustainable Finance in Europe

Corporate Governance, Financial Stability and Financial Markets

This second edition brings together the views of expert academics and practitioners on the latest regulatory developments in sustainable finance in Europe and includes 5 new chapters on sustainable remuneration, reporting, lending, green monetary …

Editors:
Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini, Seraina Grünewald

2024 | Book

Contender States and Modern Chinese International Thought

From the Republican era until the ‘Chinese School of International Relations’

This book contends that the development of modern Chinese international thought has been profoundly shaped by the distinctive nature of the Chinese state as a contender state and its global positioning since 1912. The argument posited demonstrates …

Author:
Ferran Perez Mena

2024 | Book

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Effective Change Implementation in Today’s Complex Context

Drawing on research into leadership and emotional intelligence, this updated second edition presents a framework that can lead to effective change implementation. It reflects on more recent arguments, research and changes in the areas of …

Authors:
Malcolm Higgs, Victor Dulewicz

2024 | Book

Library and Information Sciences in Arctic and Northern Studies

The role of library and information sciences (LIS) in, for, and about Arctic and Northern studies is underexplored. This book examines the intersection of LIS and Arctic/Northern scholarship, research, and study by considering the Arctic and North …

Editor:
Spencer Acadia