The Oxford Handbook of Business History

Author: Geoffrey Jones,Jonathan Zeitlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019926368X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 717

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This Handbook shows that Business History is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, producing compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences. A key reference work for scholars of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in general.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Business

Author: Alan M. Rugman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

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As globalization explodes, so has international business scholarship. This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of International Business synthesises all the relevant literature of the last 40 years in 28 original chapters by the world's most distinguished scholars. Reflecting the changes and development in the field since the first edition this new edition has a changed structure, all the chapters have been updated to take account of the latest scholarship, and five new chapters freshly written. The Handbook is divided into six major sections, providing comprehensive coverage of the following areas: · History and Theory of the Multinational Enterprise · The Political and Regulatory Environment · Strategy and International Management · Managing the MNE · Area Studies · Methodological Issues These state of the art literature reviews will be invaluable references for students in business schools, social sciences, law, and area studies.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199561214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Banking and Finance

Author: Catherine R. Schenk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658625

Category:

Page: 552

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The financial crisis of 2008 aroused widespread interest in banking and financial history among policy makers, academics, journalists, and even bankers, in addition to the wider public. References in the press to the term 'Great Depression' spiked after the failure of Lehman Brothers in November 2008, with similar surges in references to 'economic history' at various times during the financial turbulence. In an attempt to better understand the magnitude of the shock, there was a demand for historical parallels. How severe was the financial crash? Was it, in fact, the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression? Were its causes unique or part of a well-known historical pattern? And have financial crises always led to severe depressions? Historical reflection on the recent financial crises and the long-term development of the financial system go hand in hand. This volume provides the material for such a reflection by presenting the state of the art in banking and financial history. Nineteen highly regarded experts present chapters on the economic and financial side of banking and financial activities, primarily though not solely in advanced economies, in a long-term comparative perspective. In addition to paying attention to general issues, not least those related to theoretical and methodological aspects of the discipline, the volume approaches the banking and financial world from four distinct but interrelated angles: financial institutions, financial markets, financial regulation, and financial crises.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Business

Author: Alan M. Rugman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199241821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 877

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As globalization explodes, so does international business scholarship. This handbook synthesizes all the relevant literature of the last forty years in twenty-eight original chapters by the world's most distinguished scholars. The coverage is split into five main areas: the history and theory of the multinational enterprise; the political and policy environment of international business; strategies of multinational enterprises; financial areas of the multinational enterprise; and business systems in Asia, South America, and the transitional economies.
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The Oxford Handbook of Innovation

Author: Jan Fagerberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199286805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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This handbook provides academics and students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the phenomenon of innovation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

Author: Matthias Kipping,Timothy Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923504X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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Management consultants of various kinds play an important role in the world of business, and other organizations. This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of research and thinking on the role, history, and function of management consultants.
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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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The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists

Author: Morgen Witzel,Malcolm Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199585768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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The Handbook will evaluate the ideas and influence of 25 major management theorists, examining their impact on the evolvement of management as a discipline. Chapters will review the contributions of these theorists in light of their contemporary context and each other, from the pioneers to post-war theorists and later business school theorists.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

Author: Stephen Anthony Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199602050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 658

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Draws on documentation released since the fall of the Soviet Union to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century.
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

Author: John Corrigan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195170210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 522

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This volume collects essays under four categories: religious traditions, religious life, emotional states, and historical and theoretical perspectives. They describe the ways in which emotions affect various world religions, and analyse the manner in which certain components of religious represent and shape emotional performance.
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The Oxford Handbook of Management

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Steven J. Armstrong,Michael Lounsbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198708610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

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Management - the pursuit of objectives through the organization and co-ordination of people - has been and is a core feature, and function, of modern society. Some 'classic' forms of corporate and bureaucratic management may come to be seen as a prevalent form of organization and organizing in the 20th century, and in the post-Fordist, global, knowledge driven contemporary world we are seeing different patterns, principles, and styles of management as old models are questioned. The functions, ideologies, practices, and theories of management have changed over time, as recorded by many scholars; and may vary according to different models of organization; and between different cultures and societies. 0The purpose of this Handbook is to analyse and explore the evolution of management; the core functions and how they may have changed; its position in the culture/zeitgeist of modern society; the institutions and ideologies that support it; and likely challenges and changes in the future. This book looks at what management is, and how this may change over time. It provides an overview of management - its history, development, context, changing function in organization and society, key elements and functions, and contemporary and future challenges.
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The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

Author: Michael A. Witt,Gordon Redding

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199654921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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The Handbook explores institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. It includes empirical analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan, and examines these in a comparative, historical, and theoretical context.
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The Oxford Handbook of Strategy

Volume One: Strategy Overview and Competitive Strategy

Author: David O. Faulkner,Andrew Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198782551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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The "Oxford Handbook of Strategy" is a two-volume set of contributions on the key subject areas and issues currently under discussion in the field of strategy. The contributors are all experienced in research in the field in which they are writing, and many of them are world famous in academic circles. The handbook should be of value to researchers, graduate students, and teachers whose interest in the subject area has advanced beyond that of the traditional textbooks.
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The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory

Author: HARIDIMOS AUTOR TSOUKAS,Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199258321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 644

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This handbook provides a forum for leading researchers in organization theory to reflect on their own discipline: how it has developed and why; what sorts of knowledge claims it regards as acceptable and why; and where it may be, or should be, going.
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The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation

Author: Michael L. Barnett,Timothy G. Pollock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

View: 7836

The Handbook offers a diverse set of scholarly perspectives on the nature of corporate reputation: what it is, where it comes from, and how it may be managed to create and protect corporate as well as societal value. Written and organized in an accessible way, it assesses the current state of the field and provides guidance for future research.
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The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith

Author: Christopher J. Berry,Maria Pia Paganelli,Craig Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199605068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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This Handbook provides an accessible survey of the whole of Smith's thought with chapters written by leading experts that will allow all readers to gain a sense of the breadth and depth of the thought of this world historical figure.
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The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism

Author: Dennis C. Mueller

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195391179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 561

View: 6055

The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capital markets, and the modern corporation. The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties of the "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps.
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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

Author: Elliot N. Dorff,Jonathan K. Crane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199736065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 514

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For thousands of years the Jewish tradition has been a source of moral guidance, for Jews and non-Jews alike. As the essays in this volume show, the theologians and practitioners of Judaism have a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in an open, argumentative mode that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of all sides of a question. The Jewish tradition also offers guidance for moral conduct in both children and adults, and how to motivate people to do the right thing despite weakness and temptation. The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality offers a collection of original essays addressing these topics-historical and contemporary, as well as philosophical and practical-by leading scholars from around the world. The first section of the volume describes the history of the Jewish tradition's moral thought, from the Bible to contemporary Jewish approaches. The second part includes chapters on specific fields in ethics, including the ethics of medicine, business, sex, speech, politics, war, and the environment.
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The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Author: Georgina Waylen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751455

Category: Political Science

Page: 872

View: 737

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics, and it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.
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