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Many enquiries into the state of accounting education/training, undertaken in several countries over the past 40 years, have warned that it must change if it is to be made more relevant to students, t...
 The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History aims to introduce readers to the important macroeconomic events of the past two hundred years.
Transition from central planning to a market economy, involving large-scale institutional change and reforms at all levels, is often described as the greatest social science experiment in modern times.
The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History aims to introduce readers to important approaches and findings of economic historians who study the modern world.
A public-private partnership (PPP) is a contractual arrangement with appropriate risk sharing between public and private partners for the delivery of public infrastructure or services, which is intend...
Over the last two decades, cost management has been an area of dynamic change and development.
Marketing has changed substantially in the last few years.
Financial accounting, reporting and regulation is a vast subject area of huge global importance, with interest rising significantly in the light of the ongoing global financial crisis.
The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms.
"Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are," said Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.
Crises and scandals in the world of international management have brought a new spotlight onto how the subject is taught, studied and understood.
One of the prime purposes of accounting is to communicate and yet, to date, this fundamental aspect of the discipline has received relatively little attention.
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.
The visual constitutes an increasingly significant element of contemporary organization, as post-industrial societies move towards economies founded on creative and knowledge-intensive industries.
The relationship between the arts and marketing has been growing ever more complex, as the proliferation of new technologies and social media has opened up new forms of communication.
Comprising contributions from a unique mixture of academics, standard setters and practitioners, and edited by an internationally recognized expert, this book, on a controversial and intensely debated...
Combining up-to-date research, innovative content and practical perspectives, this book is the benchmark by which all other strategic HRM reference works should be measured.
This comprehensive Handbook provides a synthesis of current work and research in media management and economics.
The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia.
China's rapid rise to become the world's second largest economy has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the global system and an urgent need to understand the more about the newest economic superpo...
The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Knowledge provides a comprehensive framework to integrate the advancements over the last 20 years in the analysis of technological knowledge as an economic g...
Although the world's poorest inhabited continent, Africa has recently shown signs of being a source of economic growth in the coming decades, with increased foreign investment - notably from China - a...
Research in entrepreneurship has been booming, with perspectives from a range of disciplines and numerous developing schools of thought.
International human resource management (IHRM) is a key area of research in the sphere of international business and management.
Financial accounting theory has numerous practical applications and policy implications, for instance, international accounting standard setters are increasingly relying on theoretical accounting conc...
Auditing has been a subject of some controversy, and there have been repeated attempts at reforming its practice globally.
With the shift of the global economic gravity toward emerging economies and the roaring economic growth of the past three decades in China, East Asian catching-up growth strategies have profound impli...
Interest in Financial Services Marketing has grown hugely over the last few decades, particularly since the financial crisis, which scarred the industry and its relationship with customers.
The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective.
Creativity can be as difficult to define as it is to achieve.
An effective coach can help the business leader make sense of the challenges and complexities of modern international business, unlocking the potential of both leader and organization.
This timely collection of cutting-edge articles offers a complete overview of marketing in the nonprofit sector.
The domain of international entrepreneurship has continued to gain momentum in an era that sees entrepreneurship and globalization as critical issues in the world of business.
The Routledge Companion to Accounting History shows how the seemingly innocuous practice of accounting has pervaded human existence in fascinating ways at numerous times and places; from ancient civil...
This Routledge Companion provides a timely and authoritative overview of cross-cultural management as an academic domain and field of practice for academics and students.
It is commonplace for today’s transnational enterprises to undertake political risk analysis when choosing foreign markets and creating entry strategies.
The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations synthesizes and extends existing research on ethics in organizations by explicitly focusing on ‘ethico-politics’ - where ethics informs po...
The globalization of marketing has brought about an interesting paradox: as the discipline becomes more global, the need to understand cultural differences becomes all the more crucial.
The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior Analysis provides a unique and eclectic combination of behavioral, cognitive and environmental perspectives to illuminate the real-world complexities of co...
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are events that attract considerable interest from academics and practitioners, and much research has been conducted into their impact on individuals, organizations...
Critical theory has a long history, but a relatively recent intersection with public relations.
The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative has led to around a third of the world’s financial assets being managed with a commitment to invest in a way that considers environmen...
The field of Human Resource Development (HRD) has grown in prominence as an independent discipline from its roots in both management and education since the 1980s.
The field of management and organizational history has reached a level of maturity that means an overview is long overdue.
The scholarly field of Critical Management Studies (CMS) is in a state of flux.
The Routledge Handbook of Industry and Development is a global overview of industrialisation.
Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration provides readers with a brief but comprehensive overview of topics related to the process of European integration in the post-World War II p...
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies provides a wide-ranging overview of the significance of philosophy in organizations.
The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies.
In recent years the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained prominence both in business and in the media, not least because of the rise in power of the transnational corporation in an in...
Sports marketing has become a cornerstone of successful sports management and business, driving growth in sport organisations and widening fan-bases.
At a time when both scholars and the public demand explanations and answers to key economic problems that conventional approaches have failed to resolve, this groundbreaking handbook of original works...
In recent decades, network industries around the world have gone through periods of de- and re-regulation.
In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe.
The Routledge Companion to Marketing History is the first collection of readings that surveys the broader field of marketing history, including the key activities and practices in the marketing proces...
This collection provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current research in the field of New Public Management (NPM) reform.
This volume provides a state of the art review of current thinking on the full range of trade policy issues, addressing the economic and political dimensions of international trade policy.
Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance brings together an international cast of leading authorities to map out and display the disparate voices, traditions and professional communities e...
Philanthropy – the use of private resources for public purposes – is undergoing a transformation, both in practice and as an emerging field of study.
The position and role of the business school and its educational programmes have become increasingly prominent, yet also questioned and contested.
The Routledge Companion to Banking Regulation and Reform provides a prestigious cutting edge international reference work offering students, researchers and policy makers a comprehensive guide to the ...
The Routledge Companion to Family Business offers a definitive survey of a field that has seen rapid growth in research in recent years.
Once relegated to the dusty shelves of ancient muses, research and scholarship on entrepreneurship has exploded as a field of research, with impactful additions from a range of disciplines rendering t...
Leadership has never been more important – and divisive – than it is today.
The amount and range of brand related literature published in the last fifty years can be overwhelming for brand scholars.
The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism is a state-of-the-art reference work which maps out the current developments and debates around the sociology of the professions, and how...
The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration is a comprehensive leading-edge guide for students, scholars and practitioners of public policy and administration.
The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries.
There is no doubt that behavioral economics is becoming a dominant lens through which we think about economics.
The Routledge Companion to Business History is a definitive work of reference, and authoritative, international source on business history.
This remarkable volume highlights the importance of Production and Operations Management (POM) as a field of study and research contributing to substantial business and social growth.
Since becoming formally established with an international academic society in the late 1980s, ecological economics has advanced understanding of the interactions between social and biophysical reality.
The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the early twenty-first century.
Most developed economies are characterized by high levels of inequality and an inability to provide stability or opportunity for many of their citizens.
Over recent years, many companies have developed an awareness of the importance of an active, rather than passive, approach to wellbeing at work.
The International Business Archives Handbook provides up-to-date information and guidance on key issues relating to the understanding and management of the historical records of businesses.
The literature in female entrepreneurship has witnessed significant development in the last 30 years, with the research emphasis shifting from purely descriptive explorations towards a clear effort to...
The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest work on economic theory and policy from a ?pluralistic? heterodox perspective.
Performance management is key to the ongoing success of any organisation, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives by designing and implementing management control systems.
The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy.
The field of Information Systems has been evolving since the first application of computers in organizations in the early 1950s.
As the centre of world economic development has shifted towards Asia over the last two decades, many Asian countries have witnessed rapid growth in economic and business operations.
Real estate development shapes the way people live and work, playing a crucial role in determining our built environment.
The key to marketing is understanding and satisfying consumer needs, thus a knowledge of consumer behavior is essential to any organization dealing with customers, users, or clients.
Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the m...
The field of critical accounting has expanded rapidly since its inception and has become recognised?as offering a wealth of provocative insights in the wake of the global financial crisis.
This comprehensive book collects contributions from leading international scholars to highlight the diverse qualitative approaches available to organizational researchers, each grounded in its own phi...
Human Resource Management (HRM) is fundamentally shaped by institutional and cultural factors, such as the different political environments and social philosophies of particular countries and regions.
Contemporary sport business is international.
This handbook analyzes the main issues in the field of hospitality marketing by focusing on past, present and future challenges and trends from a multidisciplinary global perspective.
The Routledge Companion to Intellectual Capital offers a wide-ranging overview of an important field that has seen a diverse range of research developments in recent years.
An inherently interdisciplinary subject, tax avoidance has attracted growing interest of scholars in many fields.
Behavioural research is well established in the social sciences, and has flourished in the field of accounting in recent decades.
In recent years, trust has enjoyed increasing interest from a wide range of parties, including organizations, policymakers, and the media.
With coverage that touches on all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) the Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and futur...
Interest in the phenomenon known as "lean" has grown significantly in recent years.
The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook is a resource for every type of aircraft finance practitioner - seasoned and starter alike.
The Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History documents and interprets the development of economic history as a global discipline from the later nineteenth century to the present day.
Information technology has permeated all walks of life in the past two decades.
Theory is an essential element in the development of any academic discipline and sport management is no exception.
The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of air transport management research and literature.
The field of business ethics continues to expand intellectually and geographically.
The fields of Economic Geography and International Business share an interest in the same phenomena, whilst each provides both a differing perspective and different research methods in attempting to u...
This book examines key contemporary marketing concepts, issues and challenges that affect destinations within a multidisciplinary global perspective.
The Handbook of Media Management and Economics has become a required reference for students, professors, policy makers and industry practitioners.
Comprising five thematic sections, this volume provides a critical, international and interdisciplinary exploration of employment relations.
The concept of "fair value" marked a major departure from traditional cost accounting.
Aware that a single crisis event can devastate their business, managers must be prepared for the worst from an expansive array of threats.
International Business is a well-established research field, in which regionalisation has recently gained significant prominence.
This Handbook offers an up-to-date collection of research on agricultural economics.
Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of employees, workp...
The marginalization of women in economics has a history as long as the discipline itself.
There is increasing interest in accounting issues in China.
This volume illustrates the diversity of populism globally.
The study of literature and economics is by no means a new one, but since the financial crash of 2008, the field has grown considerably with a broad range of both fiction and criticism.
The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing brings together the latest research in Critical Marketing Studies in one authoritative and convenient volume.
As more and more strategic alliances are forged between competitors, a dedicated word has been coined to described this strategy: coopetition.
The Routledge Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia brings together leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge guide to Asia?s financial insti...
Retail history is a rich, cross-disciplinary field that demonstrates the centrality of retailing to many aspects of human experience, from the provisioning of everyday goods to the shaping of urban en...
<P><EM>The Routledge Companion to Reward Management</EM> provides a prestige reference work and a state-of-the-art compilation, mapping out contemporary developments and debates on r...
<P>Soccer is the world?s most valuable sport, generating bigger revenues, as well as being watched and played by more people, than any other.
A major new volume in the Routledge International Handbooks series analysing emerging and newly emerged economies, including the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and oth...
Since mid-2007, the world scenario has been dominated by the US sub-prime mortgage crisis and its repercussions on global financial markets and economic growth.
<P>Innovation contributes to corporate competitiveness, economic performance and environmental sustainability.
<P><EM>The Routledge Companion to Management and Workplace Spirituality</EM> provides readers with a broad, cutting-edge overview of the discipline of management spirituality and rel...
The Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing consists of five themes, namely, physical, social and emotional, economic, cultural and spiritual, and subjective wellbeing.
This handbook provides a wide-ranging, coherent, and systematic analysis of maritime management, policy, and strategy development.
Combining knowledge from sport management, marketing, media, leadership, governance, and consumer behavior in innovative ways, this book goes further than any other in surveying current theory and res...
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, a development strategy involving infrastructure development and investments in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
This handbook examines Pakistan?s 70-year history from a number of different perspectives.
As researchers reveal the increasing complexities of accounting practices in emerging economies, there is a growing need for an overview of the topic.
The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business draws together a wide array of state-of-the-art research on multinational enterprises.
Energy consumption and production have major influences on the economy, environment, and society, but in return they are also influenced by how the economy is structured, how the social institutions w...
The Routledge Companion to Arts Management contains perspectives from international scholars, educators, consultants, and practitioners sharing opinions, exploring important questions, and raising con...
This volume represents the result of almost two decades of trans-Atlantic collaborative development of a policy research paradigm, the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies program.
The Routledge Companion to Career Studies is an in-depth reference for researchers, students, and practitioners looking for a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of career studies.
Financialization has become the go-to term for scholars grappling with the growth of finance.
An important reference work on a practice that is needed more than ever in a VUCA world, this book helps readers understand the importance of responsible and constructive practices and behavior in lea...
This Handbook introduces and systematically explores the thesis that the economy, economic practices and economic thought are of a profoundly theological nature.
Over the past three decades or so, the nonprofit, voluntary, or third sector has undergone a major transformation from a small cottage industry to a major economic force in virtually every part of the...
State-owned enterprises make up roughly 10 percent of the world economy, yet they are woefully understudied.
The Routledge Companion to Accounting History presents a single-volume synthesis of research in this expanding field, exploring and analysing accounting from ancient civilisations to the modern day.
The Routledge Handbook of Service Research Insights and Ideas offers authoritative coverage of current scholarship in the expanding discipline of service research.
This timely handbook provides a current and comprehensive examination of integrated reporting, both practical and research-based.
Interest in anthropology and ethnography has been an ongoing feature of organizational research and pedagogy; this book provides a key reference text that pulls together the different ways in which an...
This unique comprehensive collection presents the latest multi-disciplinary research in strategic digital outsourcing and digital business strategy, providing a management decision-making framework fo...
Given the ever-growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness to organizations and the individuals who work in them, this Companion is a comprehensive primary reference work for mindfulness (includin...
There has been an increasing interest in financial markets across sociology, history, anthropology, cultural studies, and related disciplines over the past decades, with particular intensity since the...
Organizational diversity has become a topic of interest for practitioners and academics alike.
An unprecedented and important reference work, this research companion covers a range of aspects of happiness, an aim everyone aspires to achieve, yet can be easily overlooked in today?s demanding and...
Herbert Simon?s renowned theory of bounded rationality is principally interested in cognitive constraints and environmental factors and influences which prevent people from thinking or behaving accord...
The hospitality sector is facing increasing competition and complexity over recent decades in its development towards a global industry.
This volume aims to illustrate the uniqueness of the economies of the countries and territories of the Caribbean as well as the similarities they share with other regions.
The Routledge Companion to Strategic Marketing offers the latest insights into marketing strategy.
This handbook is a comprehensive and up to date work of reference that offers a survey of the state of financial geography.
The perspective of this book is to present "ethics" as a conversation about how we decide what is good or bad, right or wrong.
This handbook showcases the broad spectrum of diverse approaches to environmental accounting which have developed during the last 30 years across the globe.
Financial technology is rapidly changing and shaping financial services and markets.
The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport is a reference work of chapters providing in-depth examination of the current issues and future developments facing public transport.
The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the contributions of feminist economics to the discipline of economics and beyond.
The Routledge Handbook of FinTech offers comprehensive coverage of the opportunities, challenges and future trends of financial technology.
This single-volume reference provides an alternative to traditional marketing research methods handbooks, focusing entirely on the new and innovative methods and technologies that are transforming mar...
The field of Talent Management has grown and advanced exponentially over the past several years as organizations, large and small, public and private, global and domestic, have realized that to gain a...
While the concept and domain of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are not new?its beginnings can be tracked back to the 1960s?its scope, urgency, and relevance have shifted dramatically in re...
Featuring a stellar international cast list of leading and cutting-edge scholars, The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of the Environment presents the state of the art of the discipline tha...
This Companion provides a review of global value chains (GVCs) and the megatrends that are shaping them and will continue to reshape them in deep-set trajectories of change over the next few decades.
The most fundamental questions of economics are often philosophical in nature, and philosophers have, since the very beginning of Western philosophy, asked many questions that current observers would ...
Financial literacy and financial education are not new topics, even though interest in these topics among policymakers, financial authorities, and academics continues to grow.
The economics of education is a burgeoning area of study, employing increasingly sophisticated analytical tools to answer questions with high societal impact.
The Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthropy ventures into a territory that is still widely unexplored.
This companion provides broad and in-depth insights into family business in Asia and how Asian family firms navigate in the digital economy.
This comprehensive and authorative sourcebook offers academics, researchers and students an introduction to and overview of current scholarship at the intersection of marketing and feminism.
This Handbook provides a thorough discussion of the most recent wave of technological (and organisational) innovations, frequently called ?smart? and based on the digitisation of information.
This companion is a prestige reference work that offers students and researchers a comprehensive overview of the emerging co-created, multi-stakeholder, and sustainable approach to corporate brand man...
Have you ever wondered what libertarians think about vaccine mandates? About gun control? About racial and sexual inequalities? While libertarianism is well known as a political theory relating to the...
Knowledge when properly leveraged and harnessed contributes to effective organizational performance.
The second edition of The Routledge Handbook of the Belt and Road encompasses the many recent developments across the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from 2019 to 2021, while retaining the comprehensiv...
The Routledge Companion to Marketing and Society focuses on marketing for social impact as the use of marketing strategies, tools and techniques to improve the well-being of society.
In recent years, the Green New Deal has moved from relative obscurity to front and centre of policy discussions and public debates about how to respond to the climate crisis.
Bringing together an international range of expertise, this comprehensive Companion to Technology Management is designed to facilitate the development of management frameworks adaptable for a wide ran...
Since the publication of the ground-breaking first edition, there has been an exponential growth in research and literature about the digital world and its enormous potential benefits and threats.
Public relations is a uniquely pervasive force in our modern economy, influencing every aspect of our lives from the personal to the political.
Research on the growth of the precarious economy is of signifi cant interest as the economy increasingly becomes dependent on gig work.
The Routledge Handbook of Accounting Information Systems is a prestige reference work offering a comprehensive overview of the state of current knowledge and emerging scholarship in the discipline of ...
The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Economic Systems examines the institutional bases of economies, and the different ways in which economic activity can function, be organized and governed.
The unique leadership challenges organizations face throughout the world call for a renewed focus on what constitutes "authentic, inclusive, servant, transformational, principled, values-based, and mi...
This handbook presents a systematic and comprehensive overview of economic sociology, an exemplary interdisciplinary field which draws on theoretical frameworks and empirical findings from both econom...
The present macroeconomic crisis has demonstrated that a deeper understanding of the importance of relevant macroeconomic theories and methods is wanting.
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