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Employee Engagement with Sustainable Business: How to Change the World Whilst Keeping Your Day Job

by Nadine Exter

Sustainability is, and continues to grow as, a key issue for organizations: in the board room; with investors, customers and regulators; and from employees whose demands on organizations include improving their...


Business and the Sustainability Challenge: An Integrated Perspective

by Peter N. Nemetz

It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological...


The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

by Philip Cooke, Glen Searle & Kevin O'Connor

The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted...


Territorial Patterns of Innovation: An Inquiry on the Knowledge Economy in European Regions

by Roberta Capello & Camilla Lenzi

This edited volume describes the spatial diffusion of knowledge and innovation using a large dataset at the regional level, and presents scientific evidence on the role of knowledge and innovation on regional...


Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis

by Gianni Betti & Achille Lemmi

Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars,...


Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises: Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

by Dorothea Hilhorst

Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse - are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality,...


The Idea Agent: The Handbook on Creative Processes

by Jonas Michanek & Andréas Breiler

The Idea Agent is a practical idea management handbook, aimed at people who want to take an active role in creative processes across all areas. It combines the creatively wild with the rationally structured...


Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana

by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa.

Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development...


The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing

by Cary Krosinsky

The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing showcases funds and strategies that are Delivering outperformance and offers a practical guide to constructing a sustainable portfolio.


UX for Lean Startups: Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design

by Laura Klein

Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you’ll learn how to do it faster and smarter using...


Progressive Capitalism

by David Sainsbury

The neo-liberalism that dominated economic thinking since the advent of Thatcher and Reagan is now seen to have serious flaws. Progressive Capitalism seeks to replace it with a new Progressive political economy,...


Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts

by Thomas Eisenmann

If you want salient advice about your startup, you’ve hit the jackpot with this book. Harvard Business School Professor Tom Eisenmann annually compiles the best posts from many blogs on technology startup...


China

by Edward Burman

The book asks why it is that China despite its size and once advanced culture and technology did not become a world power centuries ago? Burman traces the answer through Chinese innate sense of superiority which...


Building Big Business in Russia: The Impact of Informal Corporate Governance Practices

by Yuko Adachi

This book examines the development of big business in Russia since the onset of market oriented reform in the early 1990s. It explains how privatized post-Soviet enterprises, many of which made little sense...


Ownership Leadership and Transformation: Can We Do Better for Capacity Development

by Thomas Theisohn & Carlos Lopes

The third and final in a series, this text bridges the conceptual foundations of capacity development and the difficulties and practical realities in the field. It demystifies the process of capacity development...


The Colonizer and the Colonized

by Albert Memmi

Albert Memmi's classic work stands as one of the most powerful and psychologically penetrating studies of colonial oppression ever written. Dissecting the minds of both the oppressor and the oppressed, Memmi...


Environment, Development, Agriculture: Integrated Policy Through Human Ecology

by Bernhard Glaeser

This reissue, first published in 1995, focuses on philosophy and social science in human ecology, and includes case studies dealing with the problems of political implementation of development plans and schemes....


The Keys to the Kingdom

by Jeff Shear

The United States is in a war. This war is not fought with missiles and bullets, but with dollars, yen, and deutsche marks. This is a war for dominance in the global marketplace, a war for economic supremacy....


Ditch. Dare. Do!: 66 Ways to Become Influential, Indispensable, and Incredibly Happy at Work

by William Arruda & Deb Dib

Personal branding is today's killer app and must-have skill for career-minded leaders, executives, teams, and companies. In today's world every executive is a contract player, companies need strongly branded...


Europe and problems of marketization: from Polanyi to Scharpf

by Colin Crouch

The author uses the theory of the 'Great Transformation' of the industrialisation of England developed by Karl Polanyi to describe the current situation in Europe. There is a strong marketisation of the economy...