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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.
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