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Subject: Accounting
1. Title: Auditing : assurance and risk

Author/Editor: Knechel, W. Robert


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Focusing on auditing as a judgment process, this unique textbook helps readers strike the balance between understanding auditing theory and how an audit plays out in reality. The only textbook to provide complete coverage of both the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Auditing reflects the contemporary evolution of the audit process. New additions to the book include expert updates on key topics, such as the audit of accounting estimates, group audit, and the Integrated Audit. Supplemented by extra on-line resources, students using this established text will be well-equipped to be effective auditors and to understand the role of auditing in the business world.
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2. Title: The role of the state and accounting transparency : IFRS implementation in developing countries

Author/Editor: Nurunnabi, Mohammad


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Dr Mohammad Nurunnabi examines the factors that affect the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in developing countries and answers these specific research questions: - What is the relative impact of accounting regulatory frameworks and politico-institutional factors on the implementation of IFRS in developing countries? - How do cultural factors affect said implementation? - How does a study of implementing IFRS help to build an understanding of a theory of the role of the state in accounting change in developing countries? This follows a mixed methodology approach, in which interviews are conducted, IFRS-related enforcement documents and annual reports are evaluated. More than 138 countries have adopted IFRS, yet the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) does not provide an implementation index. Financial reporting varies by country, even within the area of the world that has apparently adopted IFRS and Nurunnabi offers an important viewpoint that considers the issues of IFRS implementation from various perspectives. This is an invaluable resource for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students, policy makers (at local, regional and international level) namely the IASB, World Bank, IMF, practitioners and users, giving them the necessary insight into the financial reporting environment and the state's attitude towards accounting transparency. Most importantly, this book contributes to military and democratic political regimes and the Max Weberian view of the theory of the role of the state's attitude towards accounting transparency.
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3. Title: Accounting for business studies

Author/Editor: Owen, Aneirin Sion


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: Businesses are complex, and, as a result, teachers face a difficult task developing students' understanding of how they work, especially in the global context. Accounting for Business Studies helps teachers focus on modern commercial issues and integrates accounting into business and management studies.
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4. Title: The Italian and Iberian influence in accounting history : the imperative of power

Author/Editor: Bigoni, Michele


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History provides compelling evidence of how accounting, when conceived of as a technology rather than simply as a tool to increase efficiency, can work as a means to sustain power relations in different sites, such as the Church, the State or the factory. This book, drawing upon the growing body of work which focuses on Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, demonstrates how accounting practices were effective in the subjugation of single individuals or entire populations, whether Roman Catholic priests, State functionaries, inhabitants of conquered lands or workers. The effectiveness of accounting as a tool of power is linked to its neutral and technical appearance, which makes it difficult for those oppressed and controlled by its practices to oppose it. Its adaptability to different organizational contexts, as documented in The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History, makes it a valuable tool for sustaining existing power relations and reproducing inequalities and exploitation. The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History is vital reading for academics and researchers in the fields of accounting, accounting history, political management and sociology and European history.
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5. Title: Basics of bookkeeping

Author/Editor: Bouwer, H. J.

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2013

Abstract/Summary: Basics of bookkeeping has been written to meet the needs of accounting students and practitioners in understanding the complexities of bookkeeping. Because some knowledge of bookkeeping and basic understanding of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement are indispensable to education in business economics, the principles of accounting are discussed in this book. After a brief study in elementary accounting, you can start without problems studies as cost accounting, financial accounting and financial management. Besides students the book is useful for practitioners with no financial background, because of concise approach of this book. Basics of bookkeeping uses both American and British terminology. The book provides a practical approach. Each new topic will be followed by simple examples. And especially in the first two chapters, you can immediately start with Problems for review. IFRS is as much as possible used for the concepts.
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6. Title: The Routledge companion to qualitative accounting research methods

Author/Editor: Hoque, Zahirul

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book Covering a selection of qualitative methodological issues, research strategies and methods, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential guide to the choice and execution of qualitative research approaches in this field. The contributions are grouped into four sections; selecting from the wide range of research methodologies remains a dilemma for all scholars, not least those looking to study the world of accounting. Both established and emerging research methods are frequently advocated, creating a challengingly broad range of choices.
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7. Title: Accounting education : a cognitive load theory perspective

Author/Editor: Sithole, Seedwell Tanaka Muyako


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of learning accounting. It illustrates that when learners need to mentally integrate two or more distinct items of information, it places unnecessary demands on cognitive load. The book discusses the cognitive load theory, which assumes that the task of mental integration increases the load on already limited working memory, and it does so to such an extent that learning may be severely impeded. The book also investigates how students could deal with cognitive overload when learning introductory accounting using three instructional design formats: the split-attention format, the integrated format, and the self-managed format.
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8. Title: Auditing teams : dynamics and efficiency

Author/Editor: Cameran, Mara, 1970-


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The recent audit failures which have rocked financial markets worldwide have accentuated the need for a better understanding of the link between risk, control and audit quality; as well as emphasising the need to open the "black box" of the ways auditing firms actually function. Reflecting these imperatives, Auditing Teams unravels the organizational and management issues in audit firms that are key to achieving effectiveness in service provision. Specifically, this key research reflects upon the relevance and dynamics of auditing teams and their impact on auditing quality, and specifically responding to the recent claim from regulators which highlights auditing team characteristics as the source of wide variations in quality. By leveraging different perspectives - auditing, management accounting, organization and psychology - to investigate auditing teams and basing on evidence collected from the professional world, this book will provide a unique insight into the role of auditing teams on audit quality.
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9. Title: Brand valuation

Author/Editor: Paugam, Luc


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: In the new economy where value drivers are shifting from tangible to intangibles resources, brands are the most familiar asset. They are well known by consumers, perceived as a critical component of enterprise value and often motivate large mergers and acquisitions. Yet, brands are a complex intangible asset, and their valuation is a difficult task requiring a variety of expertise: legal, economic, financial, sector-specific and marketing. Brand Valuation explains the economics and finance factors explaining the value and volatility of brands and presents the most commonly used methodologies to value brands such as the cost methods, the excess earnings approach, the relief-from-royalty method or the excess revenue approach. The methodologies covered are illustrated with numerous examples allowing the reader to grasp the advantages and limits of each valuation techniques. The book presents the relevant context of brand valuation including the applicable existing accounting and valuation standards and also discusses the models developed by consulting firms.
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10. Title: Memorial articles for 20th century American accounting leaders

Author/Editor: Zeff, Stephen A.


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This collection of memorial articles and selected obituaries highlights the careers and contributions to accounting practice, the accounting profession, and the accounting literature of leading American figures in the 20th century. The memorial articles do much more than recite their subject's career. More importantly, they discuss and assess their subject's role in influencing the course of accounting practice and the profession as well as the evolution of their influential writings, revealing the names of the accounting leaders and leading thinkers of the past century. Memorial Articles for 20th Century American Accounting Leaders is useful in providing students and young researchers with a rich source of intelligence on the leaders who have established norms of practice, advanced the profession, and set the terms of debate in the literature - leaders who are cited and even quoted but who are known mostly as names without a full-bodied treatment of their backgrounds and broader roles in shaping the accounting literature.
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11. Title: The Routledge companion to critical accounting

Author/Editor: Roslender, Robin


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: 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. It is now firmly embedded within accounting literature and in how accounting is taught. Surveying the evolving field of Critical Accounting, including theory, ethics, history, development and sustainability, this Companion presents key debates in the field, providing a comprehensive overview. Incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, the volume concludes by considering new directions in which critical accounting research may travel. With an international array of established and respected contributors, this Routledge Companion is a vital resource for students and researchers across the world.
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Subject: Computer science, knowledge & systems
1. Title: Big mechanisms in systems biology : big data mining, network modeling, and genome-wide data identification

Author/Editor: Chen, Bor-Sen


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Big Mechanisms in Systems Biology: Big Data Mining, Network Modeling, and Genome-Wide Data Identification explains big mechanisms of systems biology by system identification and big data mining methods using models of biological systems. Systems biology is currently undergoing revolutionary changes in response to the integration of powerful technologies. Faced with a large volume of available literature, complicated mechanisms, small prior knowledge, few classes on the topics, and causal and mechanistic language, this is an ideal resource. This book addresses system immunity, regulation, infection, aging, evolution, and carcinogenesis, which are complicated biological systems with inconsistent findings in existing resources. These inconsistencies may reflect the underlying biology time-varying systems and signal transduction events that are often context-dependent, which raises a significant problem for mechanistic modeling since it is not clear which genes/proteins to include in models or experimental measurements. The book is a valuable resource for bioinformaticians and members of several areas of the biomedical field who are interested in an in-depth understanding on how to process and apply great amounts of biological data to improve research.
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2. Title: Apps management and e-commerce transactions in real-time

Author/Editor: Rezaei, Sajad


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book contains the most important research topics, concepts, trends, issues, and practice implications in Apps-commerce development, implementation, and management. This book offers profound theoretical and practical foundations, regarding the current and future implementation of Apps-Commerce and serves as a source of knowledge for researchers, educators, students, and industry practitioners all around the world.
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3. Title: Effective big data management and opportunities for implementation

Author/Editor: Singh, Manoj Kumar


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: "Big data" has become a commonly used term to describe large-scale and complex data sets which are difficult to manage and analyze using standard data management methodologies. With applications across sectors and fields of study, the implementation and possible uses of big data are limitless. The Handbook of Research on Big Data Management and Applications explores emerging research on the ever-growing field of big data and facilitates further knowledge development on methods for handling and interpreting large data sets. Providing multi-disciplinary perspectives fueled by international research, this publication is designed for use by data analysts, IT professionals, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in learning about the latest trends and concepts in big data.
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Subject: Economics
1. Title: Vertical disintegration in the corporate hotel industry : the end of business as usual

Author/Editor: Roper, Angela


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: This book evaluates how and why vertical disintegration has occurred in the global corporate hotel industry, as it undergoes a structural transformation. It provides a unique insight into the new competitive landscape. Underpinned by academic literature, it includes first-hand accounts from the most eminent senior executives of firms in and around the industry. It provides an in-depth perspective of a modern industrial phenomenon and makes observations as to the profitable way forward for the industry. This text is an important read for those working, advising and investing in the sector as well as for students, graduates and researchers.
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2. Title: Working with costs and budgets

Author/Editor: Pardey, David

Edition: Fifth edition.
Year of Publication: 2007

Abstract/Summary: Super series are a set of workbooks to accompany the flexible learning programme specifically designed and developed by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) to support their Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management. The learning content is also closely aligned to the Level 3 S/NVQ in Management. The series consists of 35 workbooks. Each book will map on to a course unit (35 books/units).
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3. Title: Institutional case studies on necessity entrepreneurship

Author/Editor: Brewer, Jeremi


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: An estimated one billion individuals in both developed and developing nations can be defined as necessity entrepreneurs; individuals who have no other viable option for licit income than to start a small, income generating activity. However, the emphasis on providing business and leadership training to necessity entrepreneurs is only just gaining traction. This book provides the first-known global analysis dedicated exclusively to organizations from both the public and private sectors that are specifically involved with microenterprise education for necessity entrepreneurs. This second volume of the Necessity Entrepreneurship Series puts at the forefront the few organizations engaged in training necessity entrepreneurs - highlighting the efforts currently being made by policy makers, non-profit founders, and for-profit institutions individually (and independently) to try and find ways to educate and empower necessity entrepreneurs. The authors provide a pragmatic synopsis and evaluate the efficacy of institutions involved in training entrepreneurs in developing nations all over the world.Featuring case studies from Harvard, BYU, and the largest organizations around the globe, this important work will be a vital read not only for scholars and researchers, but policy makers and NGO officials.
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4. Title: The Routledge companion to the professions and professionalism

Author/Editor: Dent, Mike, 1944-


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This book is a state-of-the-art reference work which maps out the current developments and debates around the sociology of the professions, and how they relate to management and organizations. It supported by an international contributor team specializing in the disciplines of organizational studies and sociology, the collection provides extensive coverage of this field of research. It brings together the core concepts and issues, and has chapters on all the key aspects of professions in both the public and private sectors, including issues of governance and regulation. The volume closes with a set of international case studies which provide valuable practical insights into the subject. This Companion will be an indispensable reference source for students, scholars and educators within the social sciences, especially within management, organizational studies and sociology. It will also be highly relevant for those working and studying in the area of professional education.
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5. Title: The Routledge companion to the makers of modern entrepreneurship

Author/Editor: Audretsch, David B.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book edited by two of the world's leading entrepreneurship scholars, this comprehensive volume offers a platform for understanding and future research that is both state-of-the-art and authoritative. It expands on how modern entrepreneurship has developed, with a focus on the key "makers" of the field - including theories, such as social psychology; concepts, such as neuro-economics; and types, such as political entrepreneurship. 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 the field a tricky one to traverse. The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship offers a comprehensive guide to entrepreneurship, providing an authoritative exploration of the key people and their ideas. This book tells the stories of the scholars who have set the standard and tone for thinking and analysing entrepreneurship.
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6. Title: The making of shareholder welfare society : a study in corporate governance

Author/Editor: Styhre, Alexander


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: The Making of Shareholder Welfare Society traces and accounts for the debates and discussions between law and economics scholars and mainstream legal scholars, management theorists, and economic sociologists. This is done in detail to demonstrate that the shareholder welfare society was built from the bottom up, beginning with theoretical propositions regarding alleged market efficiencies and leading all the way to the idea that a society characterized by economic freedom and efficiency maximization pave the way for uncompromised shareholder welfare, in turn being good for everyone. This book is of relevance for a variety of readers, including graduate students, management scholars, policy-makers, and management consultants, as well as those that are concerned about how the economic system of competitive capitalism is now in a position where it is riddled by doubts and concern, not the least as the levels of economic inequality is soaring. It addresses the topics with regard to corporate governance, accounting and society and will be of interest to researchers, academics, students, and members of the general public that are concerned about the economic system of competitive capitalism.
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7. Title: Uncovering the hidden work of women in family businesses : a history of census undernumeration

Author/Editor: Geib-Gunderson, Lisa


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Data from the United States Census of Population indicate that there has been a dramatic increase in the labor force participation of married women over the twentieth century. This book, first published in 1998, takes issue with this well-known stylized fact. Whereas the labor force literature comments extensively on men's transition from home production to market work, the effect on women's employment has gone more or less unnoticed. The objective of this book is to uncover the work usually omitted from descriptions of wage work and housework - that is, work done in the household for market use - and to examine the various implications of this omission for analysing married women's participation in GNP-producing work over the course of the past century.
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8. Title: Women and sustainability in business : a global perspective

Author/Editor: Caliyurt, Kiymet Tunca


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Women and Sustainability in Business: A Global Perspective, brings together original research from a dozen countries, concerning the issues and challenges facing women in sustainable business. This is a recurrent topic among researchers, regulators, companies and rating agencies. Governments pay special attention to how women impact the economy when shaping their strategies on economic sustainability. Women's contribution to business is fundamental to creating a sustainable economy, such that businesses try to strengthen "women's presence" within their organisations, especially on their boards. Today, sustainable companies cannot survive without strategies involving women. Stakeholders, regulators, NGOs and rating agencies track both women-focused strategies and the corporate sustainability reports of companies. Well-designed strategies for women workers help companies to develop their financial and social sustainability initiatives progressively. This book analyses the practice of women in sustainable business, in terms of company performance, social responsibility, board management, entrepreneurship, employment, education, management, social sustainability, environmental politics and technology, from a wide range of diverse, regional perspectives and highlights the differences between the underdeveloped, developing and developed world.
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9. Title: Women in management worldwide : signs of progress

Author/Editor: Burke, Ronald J.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: An ageing workforce, potential talent shortages, an increasingly competitive international environment and the need to utilize the talents of the best-qualified people, regardless of gender: these are some of the unprecedented challenges faced by organizations today. More women than men, in many cases, are graduating from universities and gaining the requisite experience to qualify for advancement to higher levels of management. In this expanded and revised third edition, Professors Burke and Richardsen, together with a list of international contributors, address women's progression in the workforce and into the upper echelons of management. They cover a range of professions and a geographically dispersed territory, thereby advancing the understanding of women in management within a traditional context and making a substantial contribution to the literature for both an academic and practitioner audience. The broader regional perspective offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing women in the workplace, and promotes the ongoing analysis of the interface between women's career aspirations and societal and organizational norms, assumptions and values. Following the same format as the previous edition, the country-by-country analysis allows for the data between countries and regions to be compared, for the differences to be addressed and a more holistic picture of the situation in a given country to be assessed. Women in Management Worldwide will appeal to researchers, policy-makers in a range of countries interested in workforce issues, talent management and gender equality, as well as consultants working with international organizations on HRM and organizational effectiveness challenges.
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10. Title: The impact of the First World War on international business

Author/Editor: Smith, Andrew


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: People throughout the world are now commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. For historians of international business and finance, it is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the war on global business activity. The world economy was highly integrated in the early twentieth century thanks to nearly a century of globalisation. In 1913, the economies of the countries that were about to go war seemed inextricably linked. The Impact of the First World War on International Business explores what happened to international business organisations when this integrated global economy was shattered by the outbreak of a major war. Studying how companies responded to the economic catastrophe of the First World War offers important lessons to policymakers and businesspeople in the present, concerning for instance the impact of great power politics on international business or the thesis that globalization reduces the likelihood of inter-state warfare. This is the first book to focus on the impact of the First World War on international business. It explores the experiences of firms in Britain, France, Germany, Japan, China, and the United States as well as those in neutral countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, and Argentina, covering a wide range of industries including financial services, mining, manufacturing, foodstuffs, and shipping. Studying how firms responded to sudden and dramatic change in the geopolitical environment in 1914 offers lessons to the managers of today's MNEs, since the world economy on the eve of the First World War has many striking parallels with the present. Aimed at researchers, academics and advanced students in the fields of Business History, International Management and Accounting History; this book goes beyond the extant literature on this topic namely due to the broad range of industries and countries covered. The Impact of the First World War on International Business covers a broad range of geographical areas and topics examining how private firms responded to government policy and have based their contributions mainly on primary sources created by business people.
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11. Title: The Routledge companion to global female entrepreneurship

Author/Editor: Henry, Colette


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: 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 embed research within highly informed conceptual frameworks. With contributions from leading and emerging researchers, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship brings together the latest international research, concepts and thinking in the area. With a strong international dimension, this book will facilitate comparative discussion and analysis on all aspects of female entrepreneurship, including start-ups, socio-economic influences, entrepreneurial capital and minority entrepreneurship. Reflecting the subject's growing importance for researchers, academics and policy makers as well as those involved in supporting women?s entrepreneurship through training programmes, networks, consultancy or the provision of venture capital, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship will be an invaluable reference resource.
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12. Title: Social entrepreneurs

Author/Editor: Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: The growing field of social entrepreneurship sits between purpose-built start-ups that pursue a traditional for-profit business model, and the conventional non-profit models that depend on grants, charity and public funding. Because of their position, social entrepreneurs face a unique challenge to balance social impact with financial returns, and must replicate and scale their business models when seeking to internationalize. This book, the fifth in the Actions and Insights series under the auspices of AIB-MENA, explores how various start-up models, whether private sector-led, private sector-incubated, or more traditional non-profit ventures, have built a business model and, in some cases, succeeded in scaling and internationalizing their businesses. Cases here reflect the challenges that social entrepreneurs face, both personal and organizational, and take a variety of perspectives, such as entrepreneurial motivation, "doing good well", empowerment, funding, governance, impact measurement, and understanding the challenges and opportunities that go with scaling.
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13. Title: Utopian discourses across cultures

Author/Editor: Bait, Miriam


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: The term Utopia, coined by Thomas More in 1516, contains an inherent semantic ambiguity: it could be read as eu topos (good place) or ou topos (no place). The authors of this volume analyze this polysemous notion and its fascination for scholars across the centuries, who have developed a variety of visions and ways to explain the "realization" of utopian discourses. The experts in the fields of sociology, political science, economics, computer science, literature and linguistics offer extensive studies about how utopian scenarios are realized in different cultural contexts.
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14. Title: The econometrics of financial markets

Author/Editor: Campbell, John Y.


Year of Publication: 1997

Abstract/Summary: This graduate-level textbook is intended for PhD students, advanced MBA students, and industry professionals interested in the econometrics of financial modeling. The book covers the entire spectrum of empirical finance, including: the predictability of asset returns, tests of the Random Walk Hypothesis, the microstructure of securities markets, event analysis, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, the term structure of interest rates, dynamic models of economic equilibrium, and nonlinear financial models such as ARCH, neural networks, statistical fractals, and chaos theory.
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15. Title: The Euro and the battle of ideas

Author/Editor: Brunnermeier, Markus Konrad


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Weaving together economic analysis and historical reflection, this book provides a forensic investigation and a road map for Europe's future. Why is Europe's great monetary endeavor, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. In this book, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau argue that the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, particularly Germany and France. But the authors also show how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe's survival.
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16. Title: Entrepreneurship and cluster dynamics

Author/Editor: Boari, Cristina


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Entrepreneurship and Cluster Dynamics focuses on the origin and development of clusters and specifically on the role played by the strategic entrepreneurship in these contexts. Although separately entrepreneurship and cluster studies have already attracted the attention of academics and practitioners; this book aims to go further and offer an integrated and interactive view of topics. The cross-cutting approach is one of the main attributes of this book. In fact, the book involves a great range of organizational and economic perspectives, from social psychology to conventional applied economics disciplines. Moreover, these topics allow the use of different levels of analysis, from the individual entrepreneur behind a start-up to the structure of cluster networks, including the organizational levels. An analysis of the change and development of clusters going further than traditional functional approaches by examining how entrepreneurs and their actions are not only influenced by the cluster but also shape the cluster development, will offer an explanation of how entrepreneurship and networking entrepreneurs can foster, perhaps also inhibit, cluster development and change. Finally Entrepreneurship and Cluster Dynamics theorizes about the role of the strategic entrepreneurship in developing start-ups inside already established companies, which can play the role of broker in the cluster. Entrepreneurship and Cluster Dynamics offers a unique opportunity to academics, researchers, and students to learn about relations and interactions between entrepreneurship and cluster perspectives, providing both newly and original theoretical propositions and also rigorous conclusive empirical exercises.
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17. Title: Marx, capital and the madness of economic reason

Author/Editor: Harvey, David


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Marx's Capital is one of the most important texts of the modern era. The three volumes, published between 1867 and 1883, changed the destiny of countries, politics and people across the world - and continue to resonate today. In this book, David Harvey lays out their key arguments. In clear and concise language, Harvey describes the architecture of capital according to Marx, placing his observations in the context of capitalism in the second half of the nineteenth century. He considers the degree to which technological, economic and industrial change during the last 150 years means Marx's analysis and its application may need to be modified. Marx's trilogy concerns the circulation of capital: volume I, how labour increases the value of capital, which he called valorisation; volume II, on the realisation of this value, by selling it and turning it into money or credit; volume III, on what happens to the value next in processes of distribution. The three volumes contain the core of Marx's thinking on the workings and history of capital and capitalism. David Harvey explains and illustrates the profound insights and enormous analytical power they continue to offer in terms that, without compromising their depth and complexity, will appeal to a wide range of readers, including those coming to the work for the first time.
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Subject: Education
1. Title: Becoming a teacher of writing in elementary classrooms

Author/Editor: Phillips, Donna Kalmbach


Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms nurtures teachers' identities as writers, connects to the realities of writing instruction in real and diverse classrooms, and encourages critical and creative thinking. This text is about writing instruction as a journey teachers and students embark on together. The focus is on learning how to teach writing through specific teaching and learning structures found in the Writing Studio: mini-lessons; teacher and peer conferencing; guided writing; and sharing, celebrating, and broadcasting writing. Pedagogical features include teaching structures and strategies, "Problematizing Practice" classroom scenarios, assessment resources, and a Companion Website. Because a teacher who views him or herself as a writer is best positioned to implement the Writing Studio, a parallel text, Becoming-writer, give readers space to consider who they are as a writer, their personal process as a writer, and who they might become as a writer.
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2. Title: Using research instruments : a guide for researchers

Author/Editor: Wilkinson, David


Year of Publication: 2003

Abstract/Summary: Clear, accessible and practical, this guide introduces the first-time researcher to the various instruments used in social research. It assesses a broad range of research instruments - from the well-established to the innovative - enabling readers to decide which are particularly well suited to their research. This book is particularly suitable for work-based and undergraduate researchers in education, social policy and social work, nursing and business administration. It draws numerous examples from actual research projects, which readers can adapt for their own purposes. Written in a fresh and jargon-free style, the book assumes no prior knowledge and is firmly rooted in the authors' own extensive research experience. Using Research Instruments is the ideal companion volume to The Researcher's Toolkit. Together they offer a superb practical introduction to conducting a social research project.
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3. Title: Social media in the classroom

Author/Editor: Noor Al-Deen, Hana S.


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Social Media in the Classroom provides a comprehensive resource for teaching social media in advertising, public relations, and journalism at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With twelve chapters by contributors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, this volume provides original scholarly work which encompasses a wide range of methodologies, theories, and sample assignments for implementing social media. This book is an excellent resource for preparing students to transform their personal skills in social media into professional skills for success in the job market.
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4. Title: Digital tools for seamless learning

Author/Editor: Sad, Suleyman Nihat


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: In recent years, the use of technology has become increasingly integrated into classroom settings. By utilizing new innovations, students can be provided with a deeper learning experience. Digital Tools for Seamless Learning is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the implementation of technology in modern classrooms and provides a thorough overview of how such applications assist in the learning process. Highlighting pedagogical approaches, theoretical foundations, and curriculum development strategies, this book is ideally designed for teachers, researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and practitioners actively involved in the education field.
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Subject: Engineering & Applied operations
1. Title: Battery management systems : battery modeling

Author/Editor: Plett, Gregory L.


Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: Large-scale battery packs are needed in hybrid and electric vehicles, utilities grid backup and storage, and frequency-regulation applications. In order to maximize battery-pack safety, longevity, and performance, it is important to understand how battery cells work. This first of its kind new resource focuses on developing a mathematical understanding of how electrochemical (battery) cells work, both internally and externally. This comprehensive resource derives physics-based micro-scale model equations, then continuum-scale model equations, and finally reduced-order model equations. This book describes the commonly used equivalent-circuit type battery model and develops equations for superior physics-based models of lithium-ion cells at different length scales. This book presents a breakthrough technology called the discrete-time realization algorithm that automatically converts physics-based models into high-fidelity approximate reduced-order models.
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2. Title: Gas and oil reliability engineering : modeling and analysis

Author/Editor: Calixto, Eduardo

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis, Second Edition, provides the latest tactics and processes that can be used in oil and gas markets to improve reliability knowledge and reduce costs to stay competitive, especially while oil prices are low. Updated with relevant analysis and case studies covering equipment for both onshore and offshore operations, this reference provides the engineer and manager with more information on lifetime data analysis (LDA), safety integrity levels (SILs), and asset management. New chapters on safety, more coverage on the latest software, and techniques such as ReBi (Reliability-Based Inspection), ReGBI (Reliability Growth-Based Inspection), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), and LDA (Lifetime Data Analysis), and asset integrity management, make the book a critical resource that will arm engineers and managers with the basic reliability principles and standard concepts that are necessary to explain their use for reliability assurance for the oil and gas industry.
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3. Title: Office ergonomics : ease and efficiency at work

Author/Editor: Kroemer, K. H. E., 1933-

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Office ergonomics - whether we realize it or not - directly or indirectly affects every one of us. It is the study of the work we do, the environment we work in, and the tools we use to successfully perform our jobs. Office ergonomics helps us be comfortable and safe at work, which reduces the risk of injury, lowers stress, increases personal engagement, and raises overall work performance. This book embraces and addresses the new reality of the traditional "office" work, which is ever changing and evolving, and offers tactical recommendations on how to make non-traditional office settings more comfortable. The book is a practical one, based on sound theory and solid research. Written for non-engineers as well as those in the industry, it has a conversational tone, reflects true-life situations that office workers face, and is adaptable to multiple office settings. While budding ergonomists will find it educational, office managers and designers will benefit from it as well. You will find ten fast-paced chapters, augmented with brief case studies and illustrations, and capped off with a series of practical design recommendations. Three appendices delve into ergonomic topics with more thorough details.
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4. Title: Offshore electrical engineering

Author/Editor: MacAngus-Gerrard, Geoff

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: Offshore Electrical Engineering Manual, Second Edition, is for electrical engineers working on offshore projects who require detailed knowledge of an array of equipment and power distribution systems. The book begins with coverage of different types of insulation, hot-spot temperatures, temperature rise, ambient air temperatures, basis of machine ratings, method of measurement of temperature rise by resistance, measurement of ambient air temperature. This is followed by coverage of AC generators, automatic voltage regulators, AC switchgear transformers, and programmable electronic systems. The emphasis throughout is on practical, ready-to-apply techniques that yield immediate and cost-effective benefits. The majority of the systems covered in the book operate at a nominal voltage of 24 y dc and, although it is not necessary for each of the systems to have separate battery and battery charger systems, the grouping criteria require more detailed discussion.The book also provides information on equipment such as dual chargers and batteries for certain vital systems, switchgear tripping/closing, and engine start batteries which are dedicated to the equipment they supply. In the case of engines which drive fire pumps, duplicate charges and batteries are also required.
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5. Title: Mechanics of fluids

Author/Editor: Potter, Merle C.

Edition: 5th edition. SI Edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Gain an understanding of fluid mechanics and the ability to analyze this important phenomena encountered by practicing engineers with Mechanics of Fuids, 5th Edition. The authors use proven learning tools to help you visualize many difficult-to-understand aspects of fluid mechanics. The mathematics used in derivations are readily accessible to you as an undergraduate engineering student. This edition's accompanying Multimedia Fluid Mechanics DVD-ROM helps you gain insights and develop intuition about fluid flow as you view mathematical relationships through movies and conduct actual simulations. The book's companion website includes mini-exams and solutions as well as video tutorials to assist you in further mastering fluid mechanics as an emerging professional.
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Subject: English
1. Title: Effective curriculum for teaching L2 writing : principles and techniques

Author/Editor: Hinkel, Eli


Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty-the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.
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Subject: Fiction
1. Title: Phasma (Star Wars) : journey to star wars : the last Jedi

Author/Editor: Dawson, Delilah S.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins--and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters. Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper--Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order. What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma's past--and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won't surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it--and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.
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Subject: Geography & travel
1. Title: Tourism marketing : a strategic approach

Author/Editor: Ray, Nilanjan


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: Tourism Marketing: A Strategic Approach presents a variety of practical application tools, skills, practices, models, approaches, and strategies that are proving themselves effective in tourism marketing. The volume considers overall infrastructure, socioeconomic conditions, and modern tourism business infrastructure in discussing the efficiency of good strategies and practices and their impact on business and economic growth. Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries, and in the next few decades, it will play a role in many fields, such human resources, national economic growth, and more.
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Subject: History
1. Title: The Trump phenomenon : how the politics of cruelty won in 2016

Author/Editor: Kivisto, Peter

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: On November 8, 2016, American voters surprised the world by electing a rank outsider with no previous political experience, businessman and celebrity Donald J. Trump, to become the 45th President of the United States after one of the most divisive and contentious campaigns in recent history. In this short book, Peter Kivisto analyses how this happened, focusing on who Trump is and the narratives about him and his candidacy that evolved during the campaign, who his supporters are and what their worldview is, and the role of the media, right-wing Christians, and the Republican Party in making Trump's victory possible. The Trump phenomenon must be viewed as a manifestation of right-wing populism, a movement which has serious implications for democratic values and practices, and this book examines how it took hold in America to put one of the most controversial presidents ever elected into the White House.
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2. Title: Capitalism : a short history

Author/Editor: Kocka, Jürgen


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: In this book, one of the world's most renowned historians provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism within a global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. From early commercial capitalism in the Arab world, China, and Europe, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century industrialization, to today's globalized financial capitalism, Jürgen Kocka offers an unmatched account of capitalism, one that weighs its great achievements against its great costs, crises, and failures. Based on intensive research, the book puts the rise of capitalist economies in social, political, and cultural context, and shows how their current problems and foreseeable future are connected to a long history. Sweeping in scope, the book describes how capitalist expansion was connected to colonialism; how industrialism brought unprecedented innovation, growth, and prosperity but also increasing inequality; and how managerialism, financialization, and globalization later changed the face of capitalism. The book also addresses the idea of capitalism in the work of thinkers such as Marx, Weber, and Schumpeter, and chronicles how criticism of capitalism is as old as capitalism itself, fed by its persistent contradictions and recurrent emergencies.
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3. Title: Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

Author/Editor: Winchester, Simon

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: In telling the story of the Pacific, this book takes us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, the Yangtze River to the Panama Canal, and to the many small islands and archipelagos that lie in between. He observes the fall of a dictator in Manila, visits aboriginals in northern Queensland, and is jailed in Tierra del Fuego, the land at the end of the world. His journey encompasses a trip down the Alaska Highway, a stop at the isolated Pitcairn Islands, a trek across South Korea and a glimpse of its mysterious northern neighbor.
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Subject: History of Asia
1. Title: Malaysians and their identities

Author/Editor: Yeoh, Seng Guan


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Malaysians and their Identities presents a kaleidoscope of insights based on original empirical research by young Malaysian scholars. Among others, their topics cover festive TV advertisements, connoisseur café culture, the smartphone, online sports gaming, Islamic fashion, women indie musicians, men's health magazines, inter-racial marriages, and friendships in private universities. These chapters show the variety of everyday identity-making in Malaysia, and how these actions are also entangled with wider social, economic and technological processes in the world.
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Subject: History of Europe
1. Title: Voices from the front : an oral history of the great war

Author/Editor: Hart, Peter, 1955-


Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: This book brings together accounts from across the conflict, from soldiers, sailors and airmen, officers and privates alike. In the course of Peter Hart's research, he talked to men who saw their friends die in front of them, who were seriously wounded themselves, men who refused to fight on principle and those whose indomitable spirit carried them through thick and thin. This is the first world war seen through the eyes of the men who experienced it for themselves.
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2. Title: Stereotypes, ideology and foreign correspondents

Author/Editor: Lenehan, Fergal


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This book examines German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period to the years of the so-called "Celtic Tiger" and Ireland's subsequent economic downturn. It charts both the patterns and the inconsistencies in depictions of Ireland in the weekly publications Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, as well as in German cinema. Cultural stereotypes may be employed in the furthering of a problematic cultural essentialism; however, they may also be used to "play" with readers' or viewers' expectations. They may be juxtaposed with newer cultural generalizations, or re-moulded to fit a transformed cultural reality. The representations of Ireland examined in this book are revealed as inherently ideological, consistently locating Ireland outside of an evolving European societal "normalcy". While this is often presented as something highly positive, the book argues that it implicitly places Germany at the centre of Europe and may be viewed as a type of excluding Europeanism.
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Subject: Home & family management
1. Title: The Routledge Handbook of Hotel Chain Management

Author/Editor: Ivanova, Maya


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This Handbook aids in filling the gap by exploring and critically evaluates the debates, issues and controversies of all aspects of hotel chains from their nature, fundamentals of existence and operation, expansion, strategic and operational aspects of their activities and geographical presence. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and regions to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on current issues and future debates. Each of the five inter-related section explores and evaluates issues that are of extreme importance to hotel chain management, focusing on theoretical issues, the expansion of hotel chains, strategic and operational issues, the view point of the individual affiliated hotel and finally the current and future debates in the theory and practice of hotel chain management arising from globalisation, demographic trends, sustainability, and new technology development. It provides an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hotel management, hospitality, tourism and business encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.
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2. Title: The Routledge handbook of consumer behaviour in hospitality and tourism

Author/Editor: Dixit, Saurabh Kumar


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Consumer behaviour is one of the most explored topics in tourism and hospitality marketing, interchangeably denoted by the terms 'traveller behaviour', 'tourist behaviour' or 'guest behaviour'. Consumer behaviour acts as an origin for every tourism and hospitality marketing activity. It offers an understanding of why people tend to choose certain products or services and what sort of factors influence them in making their decision. The decision process of buying tourism products or services takes time, because they are mostly intangible in nature due to which there are many risks involved in their buying process. The Routledge Handbook of Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality and Tourism aims to explore and critically examine current debates, critical reflections of contemporary ideas, controversies and pertinent queries relating to the rapidly expanding discipline of consumer behaviour in hospitality and tourism. The Handbook offers a platform for dialogue across disciplinary and national boundaries and areas of study through its diverse coverage. It is divided into six parts: Part I offers an overview of consumer behaviour; Part II focuses on the service quality perspectives of consumer behaviour; Part III deliberates on customer satisfaction and consumer behaviour linkages; Part IV explores the re-patronage behaviour of consumers; Part V addresses the vital issues concerning online consumer behaviour; and Part VI elaborates upon other emerging paradigms of consumer behaviour. Although there is no dearth of empirical studies on different viewpoints of consumer behaviour, there is a scarcity of literature providing conceptual information. The present Handbook is organised to offer a comprehensive theoretical body of knowledge narrating consumer behaviour, especially for hospitality and tourism businesses and operations. It attempts to fill this research gap by offering a 'globalised' volume comprising chapters organised using both practical and academic approaches.
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Subject: Law
1. Title: Understanding company law

Author/Editor: Hudson, Alastair

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: Understanding Company Law is a lively introduction to the key principles of the Companies Act 2006 and modern company law. It takes a unique approach to the subject, which also encompasses the important and growing fields of securities regulation, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. This book covers all of the key topics that a student reader will encounter in any company law course. The discussion presents the key principles simply, before guiding the reader through the more complex issues that are often the focus of examinations in this subject. It also offers pathways into further reading, while injecting enjoyment back into the topic. In Understanding Company Law, Professor Hudson provides a straightforward guide to the law, while providing context, detailed analyses of the leading cases, and no little humour. The second edition covers key recent changes and developments in company law, both case law and statutory, including: two recent Supreme Court decisions on piercing the corporate veil, VTB Capital plc v Nutritek International Corp and others and Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited & Others, and an analysis of the Conservative government?s Green Paper on Corporate Governance.
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Subject: Life sciences
1. Title: Inheritors of the earth : how nature is thriving in an age of extinction

Author/Editor: Thomas, Chris D.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: It is accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Yet what if this narrative obscures a more hopeful truth? In "Inheritors of the Earth", renowned ecologist and environmentalist Chris D. Thomas overturns the accepted story, revealing how nature is fighting back. Many animals and plants actually benefit from our presence, raising biological diversity in most parts of the world and increasing the rate at which new species are formed, perhaps to the highest level in Earth's history. From Costa Rican tropical forests to the thoroughly transformed British landscape, nature is coping surprisingly well in the human epoch. Chris Thomas takes us on a gripping round-the-world journey to meet the enterprising creatures that are thriving in the Anthropocene, from York's ochre-coloured comma butterfly to hybrid bison in North America, scarlet-beaked pukekos in New Zealand, and Asian palms forming thickets in the European Alps. In so doing, he questions our irrational persecution of so-called 'invasive species', and shows us that we should not treat the Earth as a faded masterpiece that we need to restore. After all, if life can recover from the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, might it not be able to survive the onslaughts of a technological age. This eye-opening book is a profound reexamination of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
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2. Title: The ends of the world

Author/Editor: Brannen, Peter, 1983-


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book it takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, and casts our future in a completely new light. Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside "scenes of the crime," from South Africa to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish - and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth?s biggest whodunits.
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Subject: Literature, rhetoric & criticism
1. Title: Advanced public speaking : a leader's guide

Author/Editor: Hostetler, Michael

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking to international and remote audiences. An instructor's manual and test bank are available for download on the book's companion website, offering everything from guidance in constructing a syllabus, to lecture suggestions, to classroom activities. This student-engagement focused and flexible text offers students the opportunity to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.
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2. Title: Teaching and learning argumentative writing in high school English language arts classrooms

Author/Editor: Newell, George


Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: Focused on teaching and learning argumentative writing in grades 9-12, this book offers a new perspective, a set of principled practices, and case studies of excellent teaching to guide educators in using research-based knowledge to foster thoughtful writing and analytic thinking in high school classrooms. The case studies illustrate teaching and learning argumentative writing as the construction of knowledge and new understandings about experiences, ideas, and texts. Six themes key to teaching argumentative writing as a thoughtful, multi-leveled practice for deep learning and expression are presented. Rather than embracing simplistic notions of effective argumentative writing that are sometimes presented as test-preparation skills, the authors offer an alternative to prescriptions and pre-set forms. This book challenges teachers to provide students with deep understanding of rhetorical contexts and ways of addressing the demands of argumentative writing without reducing it to a formula. Teaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School is an important contribution to helping teachers, teacher educators, educational researchers, and researchers of writing, composition and literacy know how to build the strategies and knowledge students need to achieve these goals.
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3. Title: Writing a business plan : a practical guide

Author/Editor: Ekanem, Ignatius

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Resourcing new ventures is-all important for entrepreneurs, and creating a successful business plan can be make or break when it comes to attracting investment. Written by an experienced academic and consultant, this book provides a concise guide for producing the optimal business plan. Business plans are vital when it comes to making strategic decisions and monitoring progress. Writing a Business Plan is designed to teach you how to write your business plan without relying on someone else or internet templates. It will take you through each stage of business-plan writing, with chapters on generating ideas; describing business opportunities; drawing a business road map; and considering marketing, financial, operations, HR, legal and risk. The book includes a range of features to assist you, including worked-through examples. Business plans are vital when it comes to making strategic decisions and monitoring progress. Writing a Business Plan is designed to teach you how to write your business plan without relying on someone else or internet templates. It will take you through each stage of business-plan writing, with chapters on generating ideas; describing business opportunities; drawing a business road map; and considering marketing, financial, operations, HR, legal and risk. The book includes a range of features to assist you, including worked-through examples.
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4. Title: Handbook of research on writing and composing in the age of MOOCs

Author/Editor: Monske, Elizabeth A.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The development of online learning environments has enhanced the availability of educational opportunities for students. By implementing effective curriculum strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction in online settings. The Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs is a critical reference source that overviews the current state of larger scale online courses and the latest competencies for teaching writing online. Featuring comprehensive coverage across a range of perspectives on teaching in virtual classrooms, such as MOOC delivery models, digital participation, and user-centered instructional design, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and researchers interested in the latest material on writing and composition strategies for online classrooms.
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Subject: Management
1. Title: International corporate governance : a comparative approach

Author/Editor: Clarke, Thomas, 1950-

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Thomas Clarke's International Corporate Governance offers a comprehensive guide to corporate governance forms and institutions and examines the recurring crises in corporate governance and the resulting corporate governance reform around the world. This textbook contains a wealth of pedagogical material to guide the reader through this complex subject, including student questions to help with assessments, and a new companion website. There are also thirteen forensic case studies which scrutinize the governance failures seen at RBS, UBS, BP, Volkswagen and many other international corporations.
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2. Title: More is more : how the best companies go farther and work harder to create knock-your-socks off customer experiences

Author/Editor: Morgan, Blake


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: :Less is more" may be good advice for many efforts, but it is terrible advice when it comes to customer experience. Brands that want to stay relevant must apply more energy, focus, and resources to creating knock-your-socks-off customer experiences than they ever did before. Companies that embrace a "more is more" philosophy work harder and go further to ensure that their customers have a positive experience: they do this through customer-focused strategies and leadership, via operations, policies, and procedures that consider how the customer will fare in every scenario. More Is More offers practical advice for building or improving customer experience that you can apply immediately at your own organization. Time is of the essence: your customers are not willing to wait for you to get the customer experience right. Outlining the key areas you need to address immediately, More Is More will help you weather external changes, remain relevant, and thrive in today's ever-changing business landscape.
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3. Title: Global leadership : research, practice, and development

Author/Editor: Mendenhall, Mark E., 1956-

Edition: Third edition.
Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: This text offers a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the global leadership field. Focusing on leading across cultural, economic, social, national, and political boundaries simultaneously, Global Leadership presents the field?s latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps scholars, managers, and students grasp the complexities of being a global leader. The authors begin by explaining the conceptual differences between general leadership and global leadership before examining the various dimensions of the global leadership field, and how it will develop in the future. Users of previous editions will notice that while all key topics have been retained, the book has been restructured into five new parts to provide a better conceptual flow. This edition will prove a useful guide for graduate students of global leadership, international business, and general leadership classes as well as scholars and managers seeking a thorough understanding of the field today. PowerPoint slides and a list of suggested cases are available to further assist instructors.
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4. Title: The Routledge companion to intellectual capital

Author/Editor: Guthrie, James, 1952-


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: 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. Edited by leading scholars and with contributions from top academics and practitioners from around the world, this volume will provide not just comprehensive theoretical analysis but also evaluate practice through case studies. Uniquely combining theoretical and practice perspectives, this cutting-edge Companion addresses the role of IC inside and between organizations and institutions and how these contribute to the IC of nations, regions and clusters. The Routledge Companion to Intellectual Capital will be of interest to scholars who want to understand IC from a variety of perspectives, as well as students who are seeking an authoritative and comprehensive source on IC and knowledge management.
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5. Title: Basics of financial management

Author/Editor: Boer, P. de

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: The primary aim of this basic book is to familiarize students in (international) English-language programmes with the basics in the fields of finance, finance management and accounting. No prior knowledge of business economics is required. This book is user-friendly, accessible, and yet comprehensive in its approach. It takes an in-depth, integrated look at the principles of management accounting, financial accounting and finance. Examples and case studies from newspapers and professional journals encourage the practical application of the material. Study questions reinforce and test the student's understanding of the key concepts. A glossary of key terms is included at the end of each chapter. The book also contains multiple choice questions and other assignments designed to stimulate thinking about the topics that are discussed. Further self-test materials are available at www.basicsfinancialmanagement.noordhoff.nl including interactive multiple choice questions, exercises, cases and teachers manual.
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6. Title: Activity based management : improving processes and profitability

Author/Editor: Plowman, Brian


Year of Publication: 2001

Abstract/Summary: This title was first published in 2001: Product and particularly customer profitability are black holes in most managers' understanding of their business. Identifying customer revenue is easy but identifying what they cost - so we can understand whether or not they are profitable - is difficult. In a world in which competition, regulation and the increasing use of the Internet put ever greater pressure on margins it is vitally important to understand both product- and customer-profitability. Activity Based Management (ABM) enables you to do this. This book explains the power of using ABM to increase the profitability of your business. It provides step-by-step guidance on basic principles, comparisons between traditional methods, definitions of processes, activities and cost-drivers as well as details of data collection techniques and implementation steps. Through the book's numerous detailed examples a logical picture builds up of how to obtain the benefits that ABM can deliver. On its own ABM will change management decision-making: by showing how ABM also supports other profit improvement initiatives such as Business Process Reengineering, Shareholder Value Added and Customer Relationship Management, managers will learn how they can use the best possible toolkit to put their business firmly on the road to leaps in profitability.
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7. Title: Quantitative risk management : concepts, techniques and tools

Author/Editor: McNeil, Alexander J., 1967-

Edition: Revised edition.
Year of Publication: 2015

Abstract/Summary: This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical concepts and modelling techniques of quantitative risk management and equips readers whether financial risk analysts, actuaries, regulators, or students of quantitative finance with practical tools to solve real world problems.
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8. Title: The Routledge companion to accounting and risk

Author/Editor: Woods, Margaret, 1954-


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This comprehensive volume overcomes the gap by providing an overview of the field, drawing together current knowledge of risk in a wide range of different accounting contexts. Key themes such as corporate governance, trust, uncertainty and climate change are covered by a global array of contributing scholars. These contributions are divided into four areas; to date, there has been little consideration of the many different ways in which accounting and risk intersect, despite organisations being more determined than ever to build resilience against potential risks.
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9. Title: The Routledge companion to reinventing management education

Author/Editor: Steyaert, Chris


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Drawing upon the humanities and social sciences, this book imagines a different and better education offered to students of management, entrepreneurship and organization studies. It is an intervention into the debates on what is taught and how learning takes place, demonstrating both the potential and the limits of what the humanities and social sciences can do for management education. Divided into six sections, the book traces the history and theory of management education, reimagining central educational principles and outlining an emerging practice-based approach.
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10. Title: Ethics and sustainability in global supply chain management

Author/Editor: Akkucuk, Ulas


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Various industries in modern society can contribute to many different sustainable development initiatives. By implementing better processes for resource usage and its impacts, businesses can play a vital role in creating a cleaner environment. Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on organizational procedures and methods that ensure environmental sustainability, while maintaining effective production processes. Highlighting the most innovative topics and perspectives, such as life cycle costing, waste management, and business leadership, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, practitioners, graduate students, and researchers interested in developing green supply chain processes.
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11. Title: The role of the management accountant : local variations and global influences

Author/Editor: Goretzki, Lukas, 1982-

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: There is considerable national variation in the professionalization and status of the management accountant. Although researchers from different countries have contributed to our knowledge about tasks and roles, we have limited insights into the development, education, and socio-cultural influences in different countries and surprisingly little is known about the local and national contexts in which these roles are learned and performed. This book bridges this research gap using two complementary perspectives. The first part explores management accountants in a range of different national contexts, providing information about country-specific historical developments and educational standards as well as specific roles and tasks. The second part focusses on important global developments that will increasingly impact management accountants in the future, such as sustainability, the financial crisis, technology and changing roles. By combining local context with a global overview, this insightful volume provides an agenda for future research which will be of great interest to scholars and advanced students in management accounting throughout the world.
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12. Title: Pocket guide to business finance

Author/Editor: Burns, Paul


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: A major factor in determining success is the ability of management to control its finances. Business Finance painlessly demystifies the process of accounting and the understanding of business finance. Follow the adventures of a small-time entrepreneur and his finance director as she helps him turn his business from a potential casualty of the 'Death Valley Curve' into an efficient, profit-making success story. Balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow, working capital, depreciation, cash flow forecasting, budgeting, and gearing are all explained making this the book to guide readers safely through the jargon jungle of financial management.
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13. Title: Interventionist management accounting research : theory contributions with societal impact

Author/Editor: Lyly-Yrjänäinen, Jouni, 1976-


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: Interventionist research has been proposed as one way of increasing societal impact of management accounting (MA) research. However, there are no guidelines regarding what sort of phenomena would be the most suitable ones to be studied using research interventions. This book builds on top of the methodological literature of interventionist management accounting research, as well as the published studies applying it. Through selected case studies, Interventionist Management Accounting Research shows how societal impact of MA research can be increased by not only applying IVR approach, but also looking into how MA is used in the borderlines between MA and other organizational functions. In many cases, MA research can provide tools and concepts helping to understand contemporary trends within the business environment, thereby naturally providing potential for increasing the societal impact of scholarly work. In particular, this book discusses how to position empirical research endeavours with interventionist elements in a way to ensure important theory contributions with outcomes interesting also outside the MA academia, whether that means MA practitioners, managers in general or scholars in other fields of management.
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14. Title: Training and assessing non-technical skills : a practical guide

Author/Editor: Thomas, Matthew J.W.


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: Providing a practical guide to the training and assessment of non-technical skills within high-risk industries, this book will be of direct interest to safety and training professionals working within aviation, healthcare, rail, maritime, and other high-risk industries. Currently, each of these industries are working to integrate non-technical skills into their training and certification processes, particularly in light of increasing international regulation in this area. However, there is no definitive guidance to assist practitioners within these areas with the design of effective non-technical skills training and assessment programs. This book sets out to fully meet this need. It has been designed as a practically focussed companion to the 2008 book Safety at the Sharp End by Flin, O'Connor and Crichton. While Safety at the Sharp End provides the definitive exploration of the need for non-technical skills training, and examines in detail the main components of non-technical skills as they relate to safe operations, the text does not focus on the "nuts and bolts" of designing training and assessment programs. To this end, Training and Assessing Non-Technical Skills: A Practical Guide provides an extension of this work and a fitting companion text.
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15. Title: Total organizational excellence

Author/Editor: Oakland, John S.


Year of Publication: 2001

Abstract/Summary: Total Organizational Excellence: Achieving world-class performance sets down an implementation framework to guide managers on how to improve business performance in all types of organization. Drawing on extensive research and case study work conducted within Oakland Consulting and its Research Division, the European Centre for Business Excellence, it shows how to set clear direction and fulfil desired goals through key business and people development processes and regular performance measurement. These are the secrets of successful strategy deployment and change management.
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16. Title: Understanding the born global firm

Author/Editor: Karra, Neri


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The challenges and opportunities that are presented to both small and medium-sized enterprises have changed dramatically in recent decades as the world?s economy becomes more globalised. The policies of open borders, a decrease in protectionism and the demise of the nation-state, have enabled small and large firms to engage in international activity from the outset. Understanding the Born Global Firm, combines the many different theoretical perspectives on born globals that have been previously researched, providing a unified framework to connect the antecedents, types and outcomes of entrepreneurial activities pursued by such new ventures. A central case study of an international fashion firm which operates in over nine countries, runs through the text, highlighting the formation and success of born globals and the importance of cultural competence. This book will be invaluable to post-graduate students in the field of international business; entrepreneurship; ethnic entrepreneurs; global entrepreneurship, and international networks.
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17. Title: Understanding, defining and eliminating workplace bullying : assuring dignity at work

Author/Editor: Carbo, Jerry A., 1972-


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Workplace bullying is a severe and pervasive problem around the globe and in particular in the United States where no meaningful steps have been taken to address this problem. This book will help readers to understand and to define workplace bullying to be able to prevent, detect, remedy and eliminate workplace bullying. Readers will gain an understanding of the forms, causes and effects of workplace bullying. Readers will also be able to understand the current gaps in U.S. law and become familiar with more effective international laws to address workplace bullying. Finally, the reader will be presented with the potential paths to put an end to workplace bullying in their own workplace and in workplaces across the globe.
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18. Title: A philosophy of management accounting : a pragmatic constructivist approach

Author/Editor: Nørreklit, Hann


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The book introduces pragmatic constructivism as a paradigm for understanding actors' construction of functioning practice and for developing methods and concepts for managing and observing that practice. The book explores, understands and theorises organisational practices as constructed through the activities of all organisational actors. Actors always act under presumptions of a specific actor-world-relation which they continuously construct, adjust and reconstruct in light of new experiences, contexts and communication. The outcome of the actor-world-relation is a reality construction. The reality construction may function successfully or it may be hampered by fictitious and illusionary elements, due to missing or faulty actor-world relations. The thesis is that four dimensions of reality - facts, possibilities, values and communication - must be integrated in the actor-world-relation if the construct is to form a successful basis for effective, functioning actions. Drawing on pragmatic constructivism, the book provides concepts and ideas for studies regarding actors and their use of management accounting models in their construction of organized reality. It concentrates on researching and conceptualizing what creates functioning reality construction. It develops concept and methods for understanding, analysing and managing the actors' reality constructions. It is intended for people who do research on or work actively with developing management accounting.
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19. Title: Management accounting for beginners

Author/Editor: Apostolides, Nicholas


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Accounting skills are increasingly important in many walks of life. In education, these skills are becoming vital beyond business, accounting and economics students; in work, accounting is no longer an outsourced specialism across all sectors. This concise book provides readers with a primer on accounting which focuses on its uses for managers. Beginning with the basics of financial accounting, the main part of the book focuses on the more applicable role and use of management accounting. Topics covered include budgeting, break-even analysis, performance measurement, and investment appraisal. Features to aid understanding include worked activities; discussion points and numerical example with answers. With additional online resources for further study, this unique and focused text will be welcomed by all those looking to develop an employable competency in accounting and finance.
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20. Title: Collective creativity for responsible and sustainable business practice

Author/Editor: Fields, Ziska


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Collective Creativity for Responsible and Sustainable Business Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the elimination of environmental degradation through new discoveries and opportunities provided by collective creativity. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspective and topics, such as sustainable business model innovation, social marketing, and education and business co-operatives, this comprehensive and timely publication is an essential reference source for business leaders, managers, academics, and community leaders seeking current research on sustainable management practices. T
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21. Title: Driving innovation and business success in the digital economy

Author/Editor: Oncioiu, Ionica


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Advancements in the digital world are bringing about rapid waves of change in organizational management. As such, it is increasingly imperative to discover ways for businesses to adapt to changes in the markets and seize various digital market opportunities. Driving Innovation and Business Success in the Digital Economy is an essential reference source for the latest research on the impact of digital computing and emerging technological innovations in the realm of business success. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as IT outsourcing, sustainable development and online advertising, this publication is ideally designed for researchers, professionals and students seeking current research on the complex scope of the new economy.
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22. Title: Strategic networks : creating the borderless organization

Author/Editor: Jarillo, J. Carlos


Year of Publication: 1995

Abstract/Summary: Strategic Networks examines the new style of industrial co-ordination which enables independent companies to work so closely together that they can sometimes present a 'single face' to the outside world. Co-ordination is not achieved by mergers and acquisitions, but through the creation of a 'strategic network' of companies working towards the same goals. Based on the author's extensive research, the book first analyses the economic arguments forindustry co-ordination, and suggests in which industries it is most likely to occur.
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23. Title: The reflective entrepreneur

Author/Editor: Dimov, Dimo


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: In a world where entrepreneurial success often seems deceptively accessible, it is not always clear what makes a person entrepreneurial. In this book, Dimo Dimov offers a reflective insight into the entrepreneurial journey, striking up a conversation about entrepreneurship in order to challenge and untangle existing preconceptions. A discussion of challenges and tensions such as idea versus opportunity, genius versus lunatic, and skill versus luck forms the foundation of the book, while the second part offers actions and considerations which can help the reader to seek opportunities in a fractious environment. The final part of the text focuses on the collective spirit in entrepreneurship, arising from the interplay between participation and outcomes. The author brings a succinct diversity to the field, making this book essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on entrepreneurship courses, as well as scholars, researchers, and practitioners looking for a new perspective on entrepreneurship.
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24. Title: Strategic learning and leading change

Author/Editor: John, Stephen

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2009

Abstract/Summary: Strategic Learning and Leading Change is a practical, inspiring read that challenges business commentators who have doubted the power of HR and presents examples of how HR leaders are leading change to truly earn their seats as business partners at the strategy table. Using real-life examples that take in the intricacies of performance management, talent management and leadership development, the book shows business leaders how to improve strategy execution and interact with the board. Written for senior business leaders, HR leaders and managers who are working in or planning to enter a global business environment, Strategic Learning and Leading Change is also ideal for management consultants who advise business and HR leaders on leveraging learning and change with an emphasis on improving strategy execution. It is also a perfect real-world text for students on human resources courses and business MBAs who aspire to drive success in a global business and HR setting.
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25. Title: On time technology implementation

Author/Editor: Lientz, Bennet


Year of Publication: 2000

Abstract/Summary: On Time Technology Implementation presents technology implementation guidelines and lessons learned from over 30 years of successful, hands-on project experience.
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26. Title: Motivation at work

Author/Editor: Murrell, Hywel


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The last century has seen a wide variety of approaches to motivation, from scientific management through financial incentives, productivity bargaining to job enrichment. Psychologists and other social scientists have attempted to help industry through the development of theories on motivation and management style. This book, first published in 1976, reviews these efforts and attempts to evaluable their effectiveness. This title will be of interest to students of business studies and human resource management.
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27. Title: The Routledge companion to performance management and control

Author/Editor: Harris, Elaine Pamela


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: 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. This book goes beyond the usual discussion of performance management in accounting and finance, to consider strategic management, human behaviour and performance management in different countries and contexts. With a global mix of world-renowned researchers, this book systematically covers the what, the who, the where and the why of performance management and control (PMC) systems. A comprehensive, state-of-the-art collection edited by a leading expert in the field, this book is a vital resource for all scholars, students and researchers with an interest in business, management and accounting.
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28. Title: The Routledge companion to production and operations management

Author/Editor: Starr, Martin K.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: 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. The editors emphasize how POM works with a range of systems-agriculture, disaster management, e-commerce, healthcare, hospitality, military systems, not-for-profit, retail, sports, sustainability, telecommunications, and transport-and how it contributes to the growth of each. Martin K. Starr and Sushil K. Gupta gather an international team of experts to provide researchers and students with a panoramic vision of the field. Divided into eight parts, the book presents the history of POM, and establishes the foundation upon which POM has been built while also revisiting and revitalizing topics that have long been essential. It examines the significance of processes and projects to the fundamental growth of the POM field. Critical emerging themes and new research are examined with open minds and this is followed by opportunities to interface with other business functions. Finally, the next era is discussed in ways that combine practical skill with philosophy in its analysis of POM, including traditional and nontraditional applications, before concluding with the editors' thoughts on the future of the discipline.
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29. Title: Offensive marketing : an action guide to gaining competitive advantage

Author/Editor: Davidson, J. H.


Year of Publication: 2011

Abstract/Summary: Offensive Marketing is the best source for competitive executives who are serious about strengthening their marketing skills and producing new outcomes. The authors bring the acclaimed POISE (Profitable, Offensive, Integrated, Strategic, Effectively Executed) framework to a North American audience. POISE brings together advances in strategy, innovation, and approach to produce a new level of effectiveness and market results. Extensively used by companies and individuals worldwide, this freshly adapted book is an essential resource for all marketing students and professionals interested in achievable strategies and profitable marketing.
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30. Title: The Routledge companion to family business

Author/Editor: Kellermanns, Franz W.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: The Routledge Companion to Family Business offers a definitive survey of a field that has seen rapid growth in research in recent years. Edited by leading scholars with contributions from the top minds in family business from around the world, this volume provides researchers and scholars with a comprehensive understanding of the state of the discipline. Over 25 chapters address a wide variety of subjects, providing readers with a thorough review of the key research themes in the modern family firm, such as corporate social responsibility and bank debt rationing. International examples cover a wide range of economies including China, Europe, and Latin America. The book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and business instructors seeking a definitive view of the issues and solutions that affect and support family business.
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31. Title: The Routledge companion to contemporary brand management

Author/Editor: Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: The amount and range of brand related literature published in the last fifty years can be overwhelming for brand scholars. This Companion provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of contemporary issues in brand management research, and the challenges faced by brands and their managers. Original contributions from an international range of established and emerging scholars from Europe, US, Asia and Africa, provide a diverse range of insights on different areas of branding, reflecting the state of the art and insights into future challenges. Designed to provide not only a comprehensive overview, but also to stimulate new insights, this will be an essential resource for researchers, educators and advanced students in branding and brand management, consumer behaviour, marketing and advertising.
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32. Title: The Routledge companion to lean management

Author/Editor: Netland, Torbjørn H.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Interest in the phenomenon known as "lean" has grown significantly in recent years. This is the first volume to provide an academically rigorous overview of the field of lean management, introducing the reader to the application of lean in diverse application areas, from the production floor to sales and marketing, from the automobile industry to academic institutions. The volume collects contributions from well-known lean experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. The chapters provide a detailed description of lean management across the manufacturing enterprise (supply chain, accounting, production, sales, IT etc.), and offer important perspectives for applying lean across different industries (construction, healthcare, logistics). The contributors address challenges and opportunities for future development in each of the lean application areas, concluding most chapters with a short case study to illustrate current best practice. This handbook is an excellent resource for business and management students as well as any academics, scholars, practitioners, and consultants interested in the "lean world."
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33. Title: Research in personnel and human resources management

Author/Editor: Buckley, M. Ronald,


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Volume 34 of Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management contains six chapters on emerging issues in the field of human resources management, thus continuing the tradition of the RPHRM series to publish cutting-edge work that pushes the field forward. The subject matter in this volume covers myriad areas: discrimination, multigenerational issues, duty, flexible HRM, social media, and entrepreneurship. These chapters, written by a collection of the finest scholars in the field from across the world, represent seminal scholarly advances and illustrate the interdisciplinary character of human resources management.
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34. Title: Branding as communication

Author/Editor: Barnes, Susan B.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Once only a sign, technologies have helped to transform brands into symbols that we constantly encounter in our natural and mediated environments. Moreover, the branding of culture marks a commercialization of society. Almost everywhere we look, a brand name or logo appears. By combining a scholarly approach with case studies and examples, this text bridges the worlds of communication and business by providing a single vocabulary in which to discuss branding. It brings these ideas together into a coherent framework to enable discussions on the topic to occur in a variety of disciplines. A number of perspectives are also provided, including brands as signs and symbols, brand personality, history, communication, cognitive factors, loyalty, personal branding, community, and social issues. Providing a comprehensive overview of the branding process - from the creation of brands to analysis of their messages - readers will begin to understand the communicative impact of branding.
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35. Title: The challenge of BRIC multinationals

Author/Editor: Tulder, Rob van


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This PIBR volume examines a number of idiosyncratic elements in the internationalization strategies of BRIC MNEs and, in particular, in their relationship with home country policies: the theoretical challenge, the empirical challenge, the managerial challenge and the policy making challenge. This research volume is a must-read for all scholars and practitioners desiring state-of-the-art insight on international business involving the BRIC countries. The book will be a platform for new thinking on the evolving role of MNEs from these countries in the global economy.
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36. Title: Influencing organizational effectiveness : a critical take on the HR contribution

Author/Editor: Holbeche, Linda


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: In this book Linda Holbeche offers an historical narrative on the changing landscape of work since the 1980s and considers how definitions of organizational effectiveness have changed over time. She considers the characteristics and effects of the neo-liberal work culture of new capitalism, and how HRM practices have contributed to shaping this work culture. Influencing Organizational Effectiveness challenges mainstream thinking around business strategy, change and organizational effectiveness, and about the roles of HRM and management. While the overall tone of the book is critical, Holbeche argues that HRM can play an active role in giving voice to employees and advancing organizational effectiveness. Grounded in research, this book includes reflective questions, case studies and helpful guidelines to support HRM and organizational development professionals and master's-level students. It illustrates what "better"might look like and how HRM can contribute to a new definition of effectiveness which is aligned to the needs of modern organizations.
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37. Title: Entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development

Author/Editor: Smallbone, David


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Entrepreneurship and innovation are arguably the main drivers of economic development today. This book explores the two in depth, at both the national and regional levels, using a variety of methodologies. The expert contributors discuss the subject from a policy perspective, with case studies from a host of countries, including new member states of the EU, as well as established EU member states. Split into three parts, the book focuses on: Innovation, Entrepreneurial Activity and Regional Development, and Entrepreneurship and SME Policy. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of entrepreneurship and related subjects, as well as practitioners and policy makers in the field.
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Subject: Management & auxiliary services
1. Title: Why simple wins toolkit

Author/Editor: Bodell, Lisa


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: As a tactical ancillary to the book Why Simple Wins, this toolkit is designed with 13 tools to enable leaders and teams to move beyond the cycle of busywork and toward a culture where valuable, essential work is the norm. By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, we can recognize which activities are time-sucks and which create lasting value. Eliminating low-value work translates into individuals who feel less overwhelmed, more empowered, and able to spend each day doing things that matter.
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Subject: Mathematics
1. Title: Advanced issues in partial least squares structural equation modeling

Author/Editor: Hair, Joseph F.


Year of Publication: 2018

Abstract/Summary: Written as an extension of A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), this easy-to-understand, practical guide covers advanced content on PLS-SEM to help students and researchers apply techniques to research problems and accurately interpret results. The book provides a brief overview of basic concepts before moving to the more advanced material. Offering extensive examples on SmartPLS 3 software (www.smartpls.com) and accompanied by free downloadable data sets, the book emphasizes that any advanced PLS-SEM approach should be carefully applied to ensure that it fits the appropriate research context and the data characteristics that underpin the research.
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2. Title: Time series analysis

Author/Editor: Hamilton, James D.


Year of Publication: 1994

Abstract/Summary: This book provides lucid treatment of not only basic time series subjects, but also topics of central interest to modern macroeconomics and finance. Among others, these include vector autoregressions, generalized method of moments, autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity and unit roots. It is excellent both as a test in a graduate time series course, and as a reference for those already conversant with basic econometrics.
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Subject: Medicine & health
1. Title: Understanding personal security and risk : a guide for business travelers

Author/Editor: Goslin, Charles E.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Uniting broad, time-tested security principles and the author's 35-plus years of experience with international security, intelligence, and foreign affairs, Understanding Personal Security: A Guide for Business Travelers offers a detailed yet practical framework on which to develop personal security awareness and training programs. As a critical resource for any travelers who may need to make fast, smart judgements in high-risk environments, this book helps readers analyze threats, threat actors, and the common adversarial characteristics, as well as the function of risk as a differentiating principle. This versatile text blends abstract organizing principles with street honed instincts, becoming equally valuable to security managers with previous experience and those corporate or non-profit organizations with employees in developing nations.
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Subject: Music
1. Title: Music as message : an introduction to musical semantics

Author/Editor: Floros, Constantin


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary, religious, philosophical, social and political ideas. Countless composers encrypt contents in their music that can be deciphered by a variety of methods. This book is designed as an introduction to the basic questions of musical semantics and discusses Beethoven's committed art, the core ideas of the "Ring of the Nibelung" and of the "Symphony of a Thousand", Wagner's idea of a religion of art, the relation of music and poetry, the musico-literary conceptions of composers, the large field of program music and the history of the impact of Gustav Mahler.
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Subject: Natural science
1. Title: The Routledge international handbook of innovation education

Author/Editor: Shavinina, Larisa V.


Year of Publication: 2013

Abstract/Summary: This handbook provides the first and most comprehensive account available of what should be done in order to develop innovators and how to do it successfully. It includes chapters by leading specialists from around the world responsible for much of the current research in the fields of innovation, gifted education, scientific talent, science education, and high ability studies. Based on the latest research findings and expert opinion, this book goes beyond mere anecdotes to consider what science can tell us about the development of innovators. It is the international reference work on innovation education and potentially opens an entirely new direction in education. The overall goal of the handbook is to address the question of how to develop innovators in general and how to develop the innovative potential of today's young people with exceptional talents in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) disciplines in particular. Today many governments around the world are interested in the development of STEM innovators.
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Subject: Other religions
1. Title: Religious diversity in Muslim-majority states in Southeast Asia : areas of toleration and conflict

Author/Editor: Platzdasch, Bernhard


Year of Publication: 2014

Abstract/Summary: This book examines in great detail the extent and nature of the toleration for non-Muslim minorities in the two large Muslim-majority states of Southeast Asia - Indonesia and Malaysia. Set against the backdrop of increasing religious segregation and intolerance in recent years, Indonesia has witnessed an uneasy fluctuation in its traditional devotion to pluralist religious ideals and a tendency toward religious bigotry and state meddling in religious affairs. The Malaysian chapters deal with religious pluralism in Kuala Lumpur; Christian and Buddhist responses to perceived Muslim encroachment in their affairs; localized Christian minorities resisting and also accommodating hegemonic Muslim or Islamic presence and the intolerance of a dominant Sunni Islamic practice.
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Subject: Political Science
1. Title: Electoral dynamics in Sarawak

Author/Editor: Weiss, Meredith L.


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Malaysia's 13th general election, held 5 May 2013, saw an unprecedentedly close race between the incumbent Barisan Nasional (National Front, BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance, Pakatan) coalitions. For the first time in Malaysian history, a challenger coalition not only kept the BN from regaining the two-thirds parliamentary super-majority it had lost in the previous election, in 2008, but eked out a slim majority of the popular vote. While many Malaysian election is a big event, this one in particular merits close scrutiny. The present volume offers evidence and analysis with which to probe both the merits of common interpretations of who voted how, and why, and to suggest new readings on Malaysian politics.
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2. Title: Human rights in cross-cultural perspectives : a quest for consensus

Author/Editor: An-Na?m, Abdull?hi Ahmed, 1946-


Year of Publication: 1992

Abstract/Summary: Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives continues the investigation begun in Human Rights in Africa : Cross-Cultural Perspectives, co-edited by An-Na'im and Francis Deng. This volume applies the cross-cultural approach to other parts of the world, particularly North and South America and Australia.
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Subject: Psychology
1. Title: The mindful manifesto

Author/Editor: Heaversedge, Jonty

Edition: Second edition.
Year of Publication: 2010

Abstract/Summary: Stress is endemic in our culture. We live in a speedy, pressurized world, and there's often little time to really experience and enjoy our lives. Rather than constantly trying to keep up, perhaps it's time for us to stop and pay attention, to our bodies, minds, and the world. For thousands of years Eastern traditions have taught meditation to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Now, scientific research is confirming that mindfulness can help us all improve our mental and physical well-being. Written by Dr. Jonty Heaveresdge and Ed Halliwell, The Mindful Manifesto integrates the latest scientific and medical research on mindfulness with meditation's historical context.
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Subject: Public administration
1. Title: Armageddon and paranoia : the nuclear confrontation

Author/Editor: Braithwaite, Rodric,


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and old ideas of warfare came to an end. This book tells how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation. There were few villains in the story. On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military men planned to use the bomb in war, politicians contemplated with a potentially intolerable decision. Patriotic citizens acquiesced in the idea that their country needed the ultimate means of defence. Some tried to grapple with the unanswerable question: what end could possibly be served by such a fearsome means? Those who protested went unheard. None wanted to start a nuclear war, but all were paranoid. The danger of war by accident or misjudgement was never entirely absent. Rodric Braithwaite, author of bestsellers Moscow 1941 and Afgantsy, paints a vivid and thought-provoking portrait of this intense period in history. Its implications are as relevant today as they ever were, as ignorant and thoughtless talk about nuclear war begins to spread once more.
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Subject: Public Relations
1. Title: Entertainment public relations : communicating with audiences

Author/Editor: Ames, Carol, 1944-


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Every show needs an audience. How do we find them? How do we reach them? How do we motivate them to buy tickets? This informative book provides an essential look at the public relations strategies, tactics, and tools that have put Hollywood entertainment at the center of global popular culture. It uniquely focuses on the public relations cycle in each segment of the entertainment industry. PR cycles connect strategy to benchmarks in product development, production, and distribution, as well as to seasons and industry events. Chapters focus on the basics and challenges of successful public relations for: blockbuster movies; independent films; network, syndicated, and streaming television; personal publicity and celebrity representation; award events; music; video games; sports; and tourism. Also discussed are charity tie-ins, public service campaigns, and corporate public relations, as well as the use of digital and social media for two-way conversations with audiences. Sidebars give examples and instructions for writing effective entertainment media releases, media alerts, press statements, pitches, PSAs, social media postings, and campaign proposals. Other sidebars analyze the ways industry organizations use events such as the Academy Awards and the Super Bowl to build public awareness and place their industries at the center of popular culture. This book is a valuable resource for those who already know the basic strategies, tactics, and tools of PR and for those who want to learn them in the context of the rapidly changing field of entertainment and tourism marketing.
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Subject: Recreational & performing arts
1. Title: Representing youth with disability on television : Glee, Breaking Bad and Parenthood

Author/Editor: Hasson, Dana, 1980-


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Representing Youth with Disability on Television is a complex and multidimensional mainstream cultural discourse that examines specific stereotypes in fictional programming. The book draws attention to the group labeled as disabled, which is often marginalized, misrepresented, and misunderstood in the media, by analyzing the popular television programs Glee, Breaking Bad, and Parenthood. To obtain a more rigorous account of the way that youth (9-18 years of age) with disability are framed on television, this analysis examines the following issues: how research on popular culture is contextualized within social theory; the theoretical perspectives on representations of disability in popular culture; and the various contexts, genres, media, representations, and definitions of youth with disability in popular culture. The text also outlines the historical growth of disability, which is crucial for a discussion regarding the changing dimensions of popular culture. Critical hermeneutics, content analysis, and methodological bricolage are the melange of methodologies used to closely examine the dominant models of disability (social vs. medical) used in the portrayal of disabled youth on television today.
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2. Title: Bicycle thieves

Author/Editor: De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974


Year of Publication: 2007

Abstract/Summary: Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem their already pawned bicycle and for Antonio salvation has come, until it is stolen. Antonio and his son take to the streets in a desperate search to find the bicycle which is so crucial to his livelihood. As much about the position of Italians in pos-War, post-Fascist Italy as the relaitionship between father and son, Biscycle Thieves is told through the labyrinth of the cinematic city with De Sica's arresting visual poetry. Defining neorealism, a small period of filmmaking that focused on simple, humanist stories, Bicycle Thieve was one of the most captivating and moving.
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3. Title: Dark water

Author/Editor: Nakata, Hideo, 1961-


Year of Publication: 2003

Abstract/Summary: From the internationally acclaimed director of the blood curdling Ring comes Dark Water, a brooding and unsettling masterpiece of modern horror cinema. When Yoshimi's marriage breaks down, she and her daughter are forced to find a new place to live. Desperate for stability during a time of anguish and uncertainty they settle for an apartment in a gloomy, run down block of flats. Once there, the discovery of a school-bag left behind by a mysterious young girl, along with the appearance of damp patches on the ceiling and walls, begins to haunt them. Soon they will both learn the sinister truth behind these events, and their lives will change forever. This truly terrifying tale is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat as its chilling intensity increases to the almost unbearably nerve-shredding climax.
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Subject: Social problems & social services
1. Title: The "Dexter Syndrome" : the serial killer in popular culture

Author/Editor: Danesi, Marcel, 1946-


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: The serial killer has become an obsession ever since Jack the Ripper became a media sensation, embedding a new and horrifying type of murderer into our cultural consciousness - one who kills darkly and in the dark. All popular media - print, radio, television, and so on - have become absorbed by this new figure. This book traces its diffusion through all media and discusses what this reveals about modern society. Using the Dexter saga of novels and television programs as its basis, the book argues that a "Dexter Syndrome" has emerged whereby we no longer see a difference between real and fictional serial killers. The psychological and social reasons for this are explored by tracing pop culture texts themselves (movies, novels, etc.). Above all else, Dexter's concept of a "moral code" forms a thematic thread that allows the author to argue that our contemporary moral nihilism has produced the demand for horror and horrific characters like serial killers, who have replaced medieval demons and monsters.
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Subject: Social Science
1. Title: Embodied metaphors in film, television, and video games : cognitive approaches

Author/Editor: Fahlenbrach, Kathrin


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which strategically "sell" their products by addressing their viewers? immediate, reflexive understanding through pictures, sounds, and language. This volume applies cognitive metaphor theory (CMT) to film, television, and video games in order to analyze the embodied aesthetics and meanings of those moving images.
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2. Title: Digital Indonesia : connectivity and divergence

Author/Editor: Jurriens, Edwin


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book places Indonesia at the forefront of the global debate about the impact of ""disruptive"" digital technologies. Digital technology is fast becoming the core of life, work, culture and identity. Yet, while the number of Indonesians using the internet has followed the upward global trend, some groups - the poor, the elderly, women, the less well-educated, people living in remote communities - are disadvantaged. This interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading researchers and scholars, as well as e-governance and e-commerce insiders, examines the impact of digitalisation on the media industry, governance, commerce, informal sector employment, education, cybercrime, terrorism, religion, artistic and cultural expression, and much more. It presents groundbreaking analysis of the impact of digitalisation in one of the worlds most diverse, geographically vast nations. In weighing arguments about the opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation, it puts the very idea of a technological revolution into critical perspective.
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3. Title: Media, anthropology and public engagement

Author/Editor: Pink, Sarah

Edition: First paperback edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where anthropologists are encouraged to engage with mass media. Because anthropologists are often expected and inspired to ensure their work engages with public issues, these opportunities to disseminate work in new ways and to new publics simultaneously create challenges as anthropologists move their practice into unfamiliar collaborative domains and expose their research to new forms of scrutiny. In this volume, contributors question whether a fresh public anthropology is emerging through these new practices.
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4. Title: Geographies of violence : killing space, killing time

Author/Editor: Doel, Marcus A.

Edition: First edition.
Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book is about the Society and Space series which explores the fascinating relationship between the spatial and the social. Each title draws on a range of modern and historical theories to offer important insights into the key cultural and political topics of our times, including migration, globalisation, race, gender, sexuality and technology. These stimulating and provocative books combine high intellectual standards with contemporary appeal for students of politics, international relations, sociology, philosophy, and human geography.
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5. Title: Happiness for all? : unequal hopes and lives in pursuit of the American dream

Author/Editor: Graham, Carol


Year of Publication: 2017

Abstract/Summary: This book highlights the importance of well-being measures in identifying and monitoring trends in life satisfaction and optimism and misery and despair, and demonstrates how hope and happiness can lead to improved economic outcomes. The Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness available equally to everyone in America today? How about elsewhere in the world? Carol Graham draws on cutting-edge research linking income inequality with well-being to show how the widening prosperity gap has led to rising inequality in people's beliefs, hopes, and aspirations.
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6. Title: Media and nation building : how the Iban became Malaysian

Author/Editor: Postill, John, 1965-


Year of Publication: 2008

Abstract/Summary: This series provides an outlet for cutting edge academic research on Asia Pacific studies, the major focus will be the politics, histories, societies, and cultures of individual countries together with overviews of major regional trends and developments. This book explores, for the first time, this relationship by means of a paradigmatic case of successful nation building: Malaysia. Based on extended fieldwork and historical research, the author follows the diffusion, adoption, and social uses of media among the Iban of Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo and demonstrates the wide-ranging process of nation building that has accompanied the Iban adoption of radio, clocks, print media, and television. In less than four decades, Iban longhouses ('villages under one roof') have become media organizations shaped by the official ideology of Malaysia, a country hastily formed in 1963 by conjoining four disparate territories. John Postill is a Research Fellow at the University of Bremen. He is currently studying e-government and ethnicity in Malaysia. Trained as an anthropologist at University College London, he has published a range of articles on the anthropology of media, with special reference to Malaysian Borneo.
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7. Title: Images (V) - images of (cultural) values : the conference proceedings

Author/Editor: Veronika Bernard


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This collection of articles offers readers a cross-section of current research on contemporary and historical concepts and representations of (cultural) values as documented in popular culture, public space, the arts, works of literature and in ethnic contexts. The contributors to this volume are from the US, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, and Austria. Their very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds allow insights from many different viewpoints.
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8. Title: Communication theory and millennial popular culture : essays and applications

Author/Editor: Glenister Roberts, Kathleen


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Theories help to troubleshoot gaps in our understanding, and to make sense of a world that is constantly changing. What this book tries to do, in part, is blur the lines between the differences between today's college students - the millennial generation - and their professors, many of whom hail from the Boom Generation and Generation X. In the following chapters, contributors build upon what both parties already know. Writing in a highly accessible yet compelling style, contributors explain communication theories by applying them to "artifacts" of popular culture. These "artifacts" include Lady Gaga, Pixar films, The Hunger Games, hip hop, Breaking Bad, and zombies, among others. Using this book, students will become familiar with key theories in communication while developing creative and critical thinking. By experiencing familiar popular culture artefacts through the lens of critical and interpretive theories, a new generation of communication professionals and scholars will hone their skills of observation and interpretation - pointing not just toward better communication production, but better social understanding. Professors will especially enjoy the opportunities for discussion this book provides, both through the essays and the "dialogue boxes" where college students provide responses to authors' ideas.
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9. Title: Perspectives in communication studies : festschrift in honor of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata

Author/Editor: Kurultay, Ay?e Binay, 1975-


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: This book brings together friends and colleagues of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata who cherish her as a person as well as an academic. As we have all experienced, Prof. Usluata's major passion is advancing academia as an interdisciplinary collaboration. Thus, this book's aim is to bring together current original works in communication studies and business communication fields. This volume is intended to provide an intellectual, multi-faceted and balanced collection of writings from various academic fields with a communication focus. Academic articles in this book range from branding cases to advertising studies and to media education.
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10. Title: Philosophy for multisensory communication and media

Author/Editor: Kenney, Keit


Year of Publication: 2016

Abstract/Summary: Multisensory media - hybrid media that engage more than the auditory and visual senses - is beginning to change the way that we communicate. While hardware and software for capturing and emitting different types of sensory data are still being developed, this book lays a theoretical foundation for their use. Drawing upon the ideas of philosophers who write about sensory perception as well as each of the senses, Keith Kenney explains the issues that communication and media scholars will need to investigate as we begin to exchange haptic, olfactory, and even gustatory messages. Scholars interested in communication theory, media theory, and multimodality will discover new ideas by current philosophers, while scholars of sensory studies will learn how their field can be extended to communication and media. Designers of multisensory experiences, such as videogame developers, will find practical suggestions for creating richer and more meaningful experiences. A dozen sidebars apply philosophical ideas to common experiences so that the text can be used in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
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