The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation

A Collection of Readings

Author: Ralph Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

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Organisations competing in today's rapidly changing technological markets are faced with the challenges of 'dualism'-- operating efficiently in the present while innovating effectively for the future. Managers and leaders within these organisations not only have to focus on current market success and profitability, but they must also introduce the next generation of technical advances, product attributes, or service features that will sustain and even augment their continuing global competitiveness.The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation 2e provides a variety of approaches and perspectives on issues critical to the effective leadership of technical professionals and cross-functional teams throughout the innovation process. The second edition has been updated throughout and features more than twenty articles new to this editionThe articles feature researchers and practitioners who present their thoughts and ideas about the complex interplay between the specialised knowledge and skills of creative professionals and the realistic pressures and constraints required by successful business organisations The text is organised into seven sections that cover such topics as: motivating professionals, measuring productivity, organising and leading cross-functional development teams, enhancing creativity and decision-making, developing human resource capabilities, building and maintaining innovative climates, managing lead users for new product innovation, and using technology as a strategic resourceThe Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation 2ed, provides a unique collection of articles that increase the sensitivity and understanding of individuals who are managing or influencing innovation and change processes within organisations. It also offers practising managers and staff professionals new ideas, tools, and insights for problem-solving, organising, and functioning more effectivelyProvides a comprehensive and insightful picture of the issues critical to effective management throughout the innovation process Covers a broad range of topics incorporated into seven key sections Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on how organisational managers, project teams, or individual professionals deal with problems related to the management of technologyContents:I: The Motivation and Leadership of Technical ProfessionalsThe Motivation of Professionals (Chapters 1-3)The Management of Creativity in Organizations (Chapters 4-7)The Transition for Technical Specialist to Managerial Leader (Chapters 8-10)II: The Management of Innovative Groups and Project TeamsThe Management of High-Performing Technical Teams (Chapters 11-13)The Management of Cross-Functional Groups and Project Teams (Chapters 14-15)Managing Organizational Roles and Structures in Project Groups (Chapters 16-18)III: Leadership Roles in the Innovation ProcessFormal Problem-Solving Roles in Leading Innovation (Chapters 19-21)Informal Critical Roles in Leading Innovation (Chapters 22-24)IV: Managing Knowledge Work Within Innovative OrganizationsManaging Technical Communications and Technology Transfer (Chapters 25-28)Managing Performance and Productivity in Technical Groups and Organizational Settings (Chapters 29-32)V: Managing Innovative Climates in OrganizationsCreating Innovative Climates (Chapters 33-36)Maintaining Innovative Climates (Chapters 37-40)VI: The Management of Organizational Processes for InnovationDecision-Making Processes (Chapters 41-43)Organizational Practices, Policies, and Rewards (Chapters 44-46)Managing Across Functions for Rapid Product Development (Chapters 47-49)VII: Managing the Innovation Process in OrganizationsManaging the Cross-Functional Relationships to Enhance New Product Development (Chapters 50-52)Managing User Innovation for New Product Development (Chapters 53-54)Organizational Frameworks for Innovation and New Product Development (Chapters 55-58)Index
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Der Prozess der Innovation

das Zusammenwirken von technischen und ökonomischen Akteuren

Author: Christian Lüthje

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161494581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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English summary: An important key to successfully developing innovations is the degree of cooperation achieved between actors from the technology and business disciplines. Yet research on innovations suggests that cooperation between technology and business actors is often characterized by disharmony and a lack of in-depth interactions. In the first study in this volume, Christian Luthje explores potential barriers to cooperation and shows that inherent personality differences and diverging worlds of thought can hamper cooperation considerably. In the second study, he investigates which differences in characteristics, orientations and styles actually exist, questioning whether or not these differences become more apparent during the educational and career process. Finally, the author shows that characteristics and worlds of thought are associated with the actors' intentions to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation in the future. German description: Die bekannte Gleichung Innovation = Invention + Exploitation verdeutlicht, dass der Erfolg von Innovationen sowohl von ihrer technologischen Leistung als auch von ihrer okonomischen Umsetzung abhangt. In arbeitsteilig operierenden Unternehmen erfolgt die Verknupfung beider Aspekte vor allem dadurch, dass Personen aus Technologie und Okonomie bei der Generierung und Verwertung von Innovationen zusammenarbeiten.Christian Luthje fuhrt eine Bestandsaufnahme empirisch gesicherter Erkenntnisse zum Zusammenwirken von Akteuren beider Bereiche in verschiedenen Innovationskontexten durch und erhalt ein alarmierendes Gesamtergebnis: Auf der einen Seite ist die Zusammenarbeit notwendige Bedingung fur den Erfolg innovativer Vorhaben, auf der anderen Seite ist die Kooperation in der Realitat haufig unzureichend bzw. konflikttrachtig.In einer empirischen Vorstudie untersucht Christian Luthje daher zunachst mogliche Erklarungsfaktoren fur diesen problematischen Zustand und zeigt, dass der fehlende Wille zur Zusammenarbeit durch systematische Merkmalsunterschiede zwischen Vertretern technischer und okonomischer Funktionsbereiche erklart werden kann.Somit widmet er sich in der anschliessenden Hauptstudie folgenden Fragen: Welche Merkmalsunterschiede (z.B. Orientierungen, Stile, Praferenzen) bestehen zwischen Akteuren beider Bereiche und wann bilden sich diese aus? Beeinflussen die Unterschiede die Intention zur interdisziplinaren Zusammenarbeit?Die umfangreichen Ergebnisse zeugen von der Existenz deutlicher Merkmalsunterschiede. Bedenklich erscheint, dass sich die Akteure beider Bereiche im Verlauf des Studiums und der beruflichen Tatigkeit zunehmend auseinanderbewegen. Weiterhin stellt Christian Luthje eine Verbindung zwischen den untersuchten Merkmalen der Aktuere und ihrer Zusammenarbeitsintention fest.
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Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management

6th Internatioal Conference, PAKM 2006, Vienna, Austria, November 30-December 1, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Ulrich Reimer,Dimitris Karagiannis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540499997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, PAKM 2006, held in Vienna, Austria in November/December 2006. The 29 revised full papers address all aspects of knowledge management and their role in next-generation business solutions in perspective to business and organization sciences, cognitive science, and computer science.
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Arbeitsforschung und Innovationsfähigkeit in Deutschland

Author: Joachim Ludwig,Manfred Moldaschl,Martin Schmauder

Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag

ISBN: 3866181353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Alle reden von Innovation und der Bedeutung des Wissens. Von Arbeit hingegen ist nurmehr die Rede, wenn es um Arbeitsplätze geht. Doch Wissen und Innovation werden in Arbeitsprozessen erzeugt. Der Zusammenhang von innovativer Arbeit und Innovationsfähigkeit in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft ist enger denn je. Wie können innovative Arbeit und zur Innovationsfähigkeit in Deutschland beitragen? Der vorliegende Band zieht aus sozial-, wirtschafts- und ingenieurwissenschaftlicher Perspektive ein Resümee zum Stand der Arbeitsforschung und schlägt programmatisch die Brücke zur Innovationsforschung. Zu den Themen Innovationsarbeit, Innovations- und Wertschöpfungspartnerschaften, nachhaltige Nutzung von Humanressourcen und Veränderungskulturen werden neue Modelle, Methoden und empirische Befunde vorgestellt.
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Wissensmanagement im Technologietransfer

Einfluss der Wissensmerkmale in F&E-Kooperationen

Author: Christopher Gresse

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 383498972X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Christopher Gresse untersucht detailliert den Technologie- und Wissenstransfer anhand von Fallstudien und deckt die Auswirkungen der Wissensmerkmale auf den Transfer auf. Er entwickelt ein Analyseinstrument und leitet Empfehlungen ab, wie sich der Transfer effektiver gestalten lässt.
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Leadership Resources

A Guide to Training and Development Tools

Author: Mary K. Schwartz,Kinsey G. Gimbel,Center for Creative Leadership

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 9781882197576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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Since 1986, HRD professionals, corporate trainers, educators, and managers have used this volume to identify materials that can help them better understand issues of leadership and leadership development and apply that understanding in their organizations and classrooms. Drawn from numerous sources and carefully reviewed by the editors, the information in Leadership Resources includes descriptions of current writings and films on leadership, a list of active leadership organizations, websites offering leadership resources, and announcements of annual conferences and meetings. Information on development instruments and exercises introduces many powerful techniques and strategies for enhancing personal growth and learning. A new, simplified organization allows for easier subject browsing, and subject, author, and title indexes provide detailed access to all parts of the book.
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Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

A Collection of Readings

Author: Michael Tushman,Philip Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135770

Category: Education

Page: 635

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The second edition of this successful book addresses how technologies evolve and how they drive the need for organizational change and adaptation. Focusing on the general-management challenges that innovative firms face, the editors draw from a variety of disciplines and demonstrate the links between innovation, organizational competencies, organizational architectures, executive teams, and managing change. (Midwest).
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Leben in einer vernetzten Welt

Die ermöglichenden und unterstützenden Technologien

Author: Robert Korz

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833426292

Category:

Page: 94

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Car Launch

Author: George Roth,Art Kleiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195177983

Category:

Page: 252

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Car Launch: The Human Side of Managing Change is the first book in the new Oxford series, The Learning History Library. It is edited by Art Kleiner and George Roth, both of whom originated the concept of the learning history. These extended "Living" case studies use an innovative format based on "the jointly told tale" to help narrate the story of major intra-firm transitions. The learning history succeeds in balancing traditional research with pragmatic imperativesand powerful imagery.
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Geoinformation Technologies for Geo-Cultural Landscapes: European Perspectives

Author: Andreas Vassilopoulos,Niki Evelpidou,Oliver Bender,Alenka Krek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203881613

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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The focal main objective of the book is to constitute a meaningful linkage among research problems, geoinformation methods and corresponding applications. The research goals, related both to theoretical and practical issues, derive from multidisciplinary fields such as archaeology, history, geography, landscape planning, environment, geoinformation science, geology and geomorphology. All the aforementioned scientific areas have the spatial dimension in common, i.e. the vast amount of spatially referenced data. Their research issues can be addressed and analysed with geoinformation technology; though, the researchers should get familiar to the range of available geoinformation methods. The book provides description of a variety of research problems issues and technological ‘solutions’approaches that can be used to support processes of data capturing, mapping and analysis. These techniques and concepts are illustrated on numerous practical examples. along with specific examples, where these have been applied. The current structure of the book includes the following four chapters: introduction, data capturing and mapping, analysis and modelling, and study cases. In the following we provide a more detailed content of each chapter listing the main topics included within the selected articles.
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Managing the Human Factor in Information Security

How to win over staff and influence business managers

Author: David Lacey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119995333

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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With the growth in social networking and the potential for larger and larger breaches of sensitive data,it is vital for all enterprises to ensure that computer users adhere to corporate policy and project staff design secure systems. Written by a security expert with more than 25 years' experience, this book examines how fundamental staff awareness is to establishing security and addresses such challenges as containing threats, managing politics, developing programs, and getting a business to buy into a security plan. Illustrated with real-world examples throughout, this is a must-have guide for security and IT professionals.
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Managing People in Sport Organizations

A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective

Author: Tracy Taylor,Alison Doherty,Peter McGraw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134709129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Managing People in Sport Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of managing people within a strategic framework. This revised and updated second edition examines a range of strategic human resource management approaches that can be used by sport organizations to respond to contemporary challenges and to develop a sustainable performance culture. Drawing on well-established conceptual frameworks and current empirical research, the book systematically covers every key area of HRM theory and practice, including: recruitment training and development performance management and appraisal motivation and reward organizational culture employee relations diversity managing change This new edition also includes expanded coverage of social media, volunteers, and individuals within organizations, and is supported with a new companion website carrying additional resources for students and instructors, including PowerPoint slides, exam questions and useful web links. No other book offers such an up-to-date introduction to core concepts and key professional skills in HRM in sport, and therefore Managing People in Sport Organizations is essential reading for any sport management student or any HR professional working in sport.
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Die 5 Dysfunktionen eines Teams

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni,Andreas Schieberle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh über die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen können, dass ihr Team so fürchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen würden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Führungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das Überleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefährdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthüllt Lencioni die fünf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu führen, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team führen und die fünf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Büchern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft für alle enthält, die danach streben, außergewöhnliche Teamleiter und Führungskräfte zu werden.
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Leadership Development in a Global World

The Role of Companies and Business Schools

Author: J. Canals

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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Global companies are facing a new, pressure to develop leaders with global mindsets. The war for managerial talent has never been so intense. Companies and business schools need not only to fine tune practices and models, but redesign current paradigms and create more effective and sustainable ways to invest in leadership development.
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Emerging Technological Risk

Underpinning the Risk of Technology Innovation

Author: Stuart Anderson,Massimo Felici

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447121430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 186

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Classes of socio-technical hazards allow a characterization of the risk in technology innovation and clarify the mechanisms underpinning emergent technological risk. Emerging Technological Risk provides an interdisciplinary account of risk in socio-technical systems including hazards which highlight: · How technological risk crosses organizational boundaries, · How technological trajectories and evolution develop from resolving tensions emerging between social aspects of organisations and technologies and · How social behaviour shapes, and is shaped by, technology. Addressing an audience from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, Emerging Technological Risk is a key source for those who wish to benefit from a detail and methodical exposure to multiple perspectives on technological risk. By providing a synthesis of recent work on risk that captures the complex mechanisms that characterize the emergence of risk in technology innovation, Emerging Technological Risk bridges contributions from many disciplines in order to sustain a fruitful debate. Emerging Technological Risk is one of a series of books developed by the Dependability Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Transforming the Organization

A Social-technical Approach

Author: Howard W. Oden

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567202267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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A clear, immediately useful presentation of the radical changes that organizations must accomplish if they are to succeed in transforming themselves into world-class 21st-century competitors.
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The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship

Author: Mark Casson,Bernard Yeung,Anuradha Basu

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199546991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 790

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Entrepreneurship has always been a key factor in economic growth, innovation, and the development of firms and businesses. More recently, new technologies, the waning of the "old economy", globalization, changing cultures and popular attitudes, and new policy stances have further highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Entrepreneurship is now a dynamic and expanding area of research, teaching, and debate, but there has been no standard reference work which is suitable for both established scholars and new researchers. This book fills that gap. All the major aspects of entrepreneurship are covered, including: * the start-up and growth of firms, * financing and venture capital, * innovation, technology and marketing, * women entrepreneurs, * ethnic entrepreneurs, * migration, * small firm policy, * the economic and social history of entrepreneurship. This is a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art research in entrepreneurship, written by an international team of leading scholars, and will be an essential reference for academics and policy makers, as well as being suitable for use on masters courses and doctoral programs. About the Series Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.
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Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents

Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019105805X

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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Sociology and social theory has always been a major source of new perspectives for organization studies. Access to a series of authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have influenced developments in organization studies is essential for those wishing to deepen and extend their knowledge of the intersection of sociology and organization studies. This goal is achieved by drawing on a group of internationally renowned scholars committed in their own work to strengthening these links and asking them to provide critical accounts of particular theorists and research themes which have straddled this divide. This volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Used in conjunction with its companion volume, The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations, the reader is provided with a comprehensive account of the productive and critical interaction between sociology and organization studies over many decades. Highly international in scope, theorists and themes are drawn from both the USA and Europe in equal measure. Similarly the authors of the chapters are drawn from both sides of the Atlantic. The result is a series of chapters on individuals and key research themes and debates which will provide faculty and post graduate researchers with appreciative, authoritative and critical accounts that can be drawn on to design courses or provided guided reading to the field
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