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              Flexible Working in Organisations: A Research Overview

              Flexible Working in Organisations: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Kelliher, Clare; de Menezes, Lilian M.

              • RRP: $106.00
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              There is growing interest in flexible working, not only as a means to manage labour more efficiently and for greater agility, but also as a response to increasing concerns over well-being, work-life balance, and participation in the labour force of those with significant non-work... commitments (e.g. parents, carers, older workers). As a result, a comprehensive stream of literature on the benefits and challenges of flexible working has developed and led to a body of evidence on the implementation and outcomes of different forms of flexible working arrangements. This book assesses the current state of this literature as follows: Background: the authors review the different definitions that have been proposed, policy developments, availability and uptake. Outcomes from flexible working: the main chapters focus on the outcomes for both employers (e.g. performance, employee retention, organisational commitment etc.), as well as for individual employees (e.g. well-being, job satisfaction etc.). Evaluation of extant knowledge: the authors comment on the existing literature and consider the methodological approaches adopted in the literature. Conclusion: suggestions for future research are proposed. Of interest to students, academics and policy-makers, this book provides an expert overview of the empirical evidence and offers critical commentary on the state of knowledge in the field of flexible working and new forms of work.
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              ISBN 9780815356325
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Innovation Management: A Research Overview
               

              Innovation Management: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Dodgson, Mark

              • RRP: $111.00
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              Innovation is the means by which organizations survive and thrive in uncertain and turbulent conditions. Innovation management has become a well-established field of research, teaching and practice, with a substantial literature. As a broad-based research field, contributions ste...m from an array of perspectives including science, economics, engineering and psychology. Innovation is crucial for economic and social progress, and it needs to be managed in order to be beneficial. Innovation Management: A Research Overview provides a concise introduction to the best research on innovation management. It covers four main themes: foundational studies, concepts and frameworks, important empirical studies, and current and emerging themes. The research discussed includes classic studies, with core insights in the field, key thinking on strategies and processes for innovation, well-established and novel research methods, and issues of greatest contemporary importance. This shortform book provides direction through the maze of research on the nature, processes and outcomes of innovation management, and provides an invaluable introduction to the literature on innovation management for students and professionals.
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              ISBN 9780815375296
              Released NZ 24 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Strategic Risk Management: A Research Overview
               

              Strategic Risk Management: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Andersen, Torben Juul; Sax, Johanna

              • RRP: $106.00
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              Organizations face challenges in adapting their current business and operational activities to dynamic contexts. Successful companies share a common characteristic of dealing with the emergent risks and threats in responses that generate viable solutions. Strategic risk managemen...t (SRM) is a multidisciplinary and rather fractured field of study, which creates significant challenges for research. This shortform book provides an expert overview of the topic, providing insight into the theory and practice. Essential reading for strategic management researchers, the authors frame the fundamental principles, emerging challenges and responses for the future which will also provide valuable insights for adjacent business disciplines and beyond.
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              ISBN 9781138315341
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Employee Engagement: A Research Overview

              Employee Engagement: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Shuck, Brad

              • RRP: $106.00
              • $106.00
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              The field of employee engagement has experienced unprecedented growth over the last three decades. Despite remarkable progress in both practice and scholarship, there remains tremendous confusion about what employee engagement is, what it means, and how organizations can take pro...active steps to harness the full power of an engaged workforce. This short-form book provides readers a unique and research-based road map through the rapidly evolving research around employee engagement, including the identification of key literature and theory along with expert, timesaving connections to how theory has informed practice. The author covers the various disciplinary approaches and schools of thought, thematically bridging scholarly literature - including and identifying the historically significant and most current - to better understand how the research is evolving and what new opportunities for scholarship are emerging. Essential reading for scholars of human resource management, leadership and management more broadly, the book is also a valuable read for reflective practitioners globally.
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              ISBN 9781138490604
              Released NZ 2 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Operations Management: A Research Overview
               

              Operations Management: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Michael A.

              • RRP: $106.00
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              The field of operations management is principally concerned with the processes that produce goods and services. Its roots are arguable the roots of business and management itself, from Adam Smith's seminal description of pin making and the division of labor, through to F.W. Taylo...r's attempts to establish a science of operational management. As production of products and services has transformed the field has evolved into an increasingly multi-faceted amalgam of different academic and practical disciplines. This shortform research overview, written by a leading scholar, draws on the key environmental, technological and research challenges. A concise and coherent summary of diverse concepts, the book sets key the ideas in their appropriate context and draws links to key theoretical perspectives. The author guides readers with a provocative set of reflections on the manifold practical and conceptual challenges faced by the field; identifying some waypoints for those looking to investigate this important, dynamic area of research.
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              ISBN 9781138490628
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Management Gurus: A Research Overview
               

              Management Gurus: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Collins, David

              • RRP: $106.00
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              Building upon decades of research, this shortform book distils the rise of management's gurus. The author analyses the economic and political changes which facilitated the rise of this new group and offers reflections on the controversies around the development of 'guru theory' (...a reasonably stable and enduring set of assumptions and associated practices). The rise of management gurus is placed in the context of critiques that the field is empty, insubstantial and faddish. With reflections on the contours of 'the guru industry' and insights into the world of management speak , the text highlights conceptual, methodological and empirical failings and suggests a radical reconceptualisation of the guru-as-performer. This concise book from a global expert on the topic is essential reading for researchers of business and management as well as an insightful addition to the wider social science library.
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              ISBN 9780367265007
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising: A Research Overview

              Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Bennett, Roger

              • RRP: $111.00
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              Non-profit sectors account for a small but significant share of most major economies globally, and the marketing and fundraising activities of organizations operating in this sector are of increasing interest to researchers around the world. Although non-profit marketing covers m...any activities not directly concerned with fundraising, the acquisition of funds is the primary objective of most non-profit marketing work. Non-Profit Marketing and Fundraising provides a concise introduction to the latest research in the non-profit marketing and fundraising field, reviews current controversies, outlines the major theories and models of fundraising, and presents suggestions for future research. The text guides the reader through the myriad of research undertaken on non-profit marketing and fundraising, summarises important findings and key thinking on fundraising strategies and processes, offers conceptual insights into emerging themes, and emphasises recent advancements in digital fundraising. Chapters within the book cover, inter alia: criticisms of non-profit fundraising and the research literature that has responded to attacks; issues connected with the questions `why people donate' and `what characteristics describe the giving type '? `theories of giving' and of donor retention, including foundational research relating to non-profit relationship marketing charity advertising (including criticisms of its use) and the branding of non-profit organisations. This shortform book provides a useful overview for advanced students and scholars moving into the field.
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              ISBN 9781138483378
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Network Industries: A Research Overview

              Network Industries: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Finger, Matthias

              • RRP: $106.00
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              The unique challenges associated with understanding network industries requires insights from a range of disciplinary perspectives, namely economics, engineering, law, and political science. This book analyses the de- and re-regulation of the network industries and the regulatory... challenges these industries will face in the future --
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              ISBN 9781138326934
              Released NZ 10 Jul 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Strategic Human Resource Management: A Research Overview

              Strategic Human Resource Management: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Storey, John; Ulrich, Dave; Wright, Patrick M.

              • RRP: $106.00
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              Research in the domain of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) has burgeoned over the past thirty years. Over this time there was a shift towards a strategic conception which posited workers as `assets' rather than `costs'. These `human resources' were reconceptualised as a... key source of competitive advantage. Hence, these assets were to be treated seriously: selected with care, trained and developed, and above all, induced to offer commitment. The concept of `human capital' came to the fore and during these three decades research output has been voluminous. Meanwhile, other trends vie with the SHRM model: precarious employment, zero-hour contracts, sub-contracting and outsourcing and other competing ways of arranging work. Finding a pathway through this minefield is challenging. Strategic Human Resource Management: A Research Overview, authored by three global research leaders, provides an expert summary and guide. This new shortform book develops the argument that a crucial element of organizational performance is the way work is organized in skill and talent packages both domestically and across global competency clusters. This succinct guide focuses on current and emergent challenges. The `package' of HR approaches has changed over time. This new volume pays special regard to the HR implications which arise from radically altering contexts - economic, social and technological. This concise volume covers themes of vital interest and is essential reading for business scholars and professionals.
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              ISBN 9781138591998
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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              Executive Pay: A Research Overview

              Executive Pay: A Research Overview (Hardback)

              By Bender, Ruth

              • RRP: $106.00
              • $106.00
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              The remuneration (or pay) of CEOs and other senior managers has risen much faster than that of the workers who deliver on corporate performance requirements. In 1970, the average CEO made over 30 times the average production worker, by 2008 this had increased to a factor of 325. ...Despite the global financial crisis, by 2015 the multiple had risen to 335. The problems created or worsened by this phenomenon are many - from market failure, through CEO enrichment at the expense of shareholders to the breakdown in trust between management and workforce. This represents an important, but complex, area of research which can be difficult to traverse. This shortform book provides a research map for scholars looking to investigate the thorny issue of executive pay. The author, an expert scholar and practitioner, provides time-saving summaries of how executive pay is set in practice; the role of legislation; and a thorough digest of the key theories involved - including agency, power and behavioural theories. With the inclusion of an expert survey of existing literature, this small book is a gold mine for new researchers to this vital area of interest.
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              ISBN 9781138094161
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series State of the Art in Business Research
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