The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital

Author: Alan Burton-Jones,J. -C. Spender

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191634964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 718

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Macroeconomic research on human capital - the stock of human capabilities and knowledge - has been extensively published but to date the literature has lacked a comprehensive analysis of human capital within the organization. The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital has been designed to fill that gap, providing an authoritative, inter-disciplinary, and up to date survey of relevant concepts, research areas, and applications. Specially commissioned contributions from over 40 authors reveal the importance of human capital for contemporary organizations, exploring its conceptual underpinnings, relevance to theories of the firm, implications for organizational effectiveness, interdependencies with other resources, and role in the future economy. Unlike neoclassical macroeconomic concepts of human capital, human capital in organizations is shown to be dynamic and heterogeneous, requiring new theories and management frameworks. The systemic role of human capital is explored, revealing it as the lynchpin of social, structural and other forms of intangible and tangible capital. Connections between human capital and organizational performance are investigated from HR management, procurement, alignment, value appropriation, and accounting perspectives. Links between micro and macro perspectives are provided through analyses of inter firm human capital mobility, national and regional human capital formation regimes and industry employment relations practices. This Handbook is designed for scholars and graduate students of organization and management theory, strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge and intellectual capital, accounting, IT, HR, IR, economic sociology and cultural studies. For policy makers and practitioners it should provide an up to date guide to the nature and role of human capital in contemporary organizations and the roles that government, industry and other extra firm institutions can play in facilitating its development.
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The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

Author: Peter F. Boxall,John Purcell,Patrick M. Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199282517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 658

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Human resource management is central to management teaching & research. Presenting the trends & developments, this handbook is divided into: foundations & frameworks; core processes & functions; patterns & dynamics; & measurement & outcomes.
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The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

Policies and Practices

Author: Célestin Monga,Justin Yifu Lin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199687102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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Identifies the central themes, issues, questions, and methods of analysis of economics, and discusses how they have been approached in the African context over time. Reviews and document how the study of African societies has contributed to and shaped major fields of the discipline of economics.
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The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training

Author: John Buchanan,David Finegold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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Skills and workforce development are at the heart of much research on work, employment and management. But are they so important? To what extent can they make a difference for individuals, organisations and nations? How are the supply and - more importantly - the utilisation of skill - current evolving? What are the key factors shaping skills trajectories of the future? This Handbook provides an authoritative consideration of issues such these. It does so by drawing on experts in a wide range of disciplines including sociology, economics, labour/industrial relations, human resource management, education, and geography. The Handbook is relevant for all with an interest in the changing nature, and future, of work, employment and management. It draws on the latest scholarly insights to shed new light on all the major issues concerning skills and training today. While written primarily by leading scholars in the field it is equally relevant to policy makers and practitioners responsible for shaping the development of human capability today and into the future.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion

Author: Rachel M. McCleary

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199781287

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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This is a one-of-kind volume bringing together leading scholars in the economics of religion for the first time. The treatment of topics is interdisciplinary, comparative, as well as global in nature. Scholars apply the economics of religion approach to contemporary issues such as immigrants in the United States and ask historical questions such as why did Judaism as a religion promote investment in education? The economics of religion applies economic concepts (for example, supply and demand) and models of the market to the study of religion. Advocates of the economics of religion approach look at ways in which the religion market influences individual choices as well as institutional development. For example, economists would argue that when a large denomination declines, the religion is not supplying the right kind of religious good that appeals to the faithful. Like firms, religions compete and supply goods. The economics of religion approach using rational choice theory, assumes that all human beings, regardless of their cultural context, their socio-economic situation, act rationally to further his/her ends. The wide-ranging topics show the depth and breadth of the approach to the study of religion.
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The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management

Author: David G. Collings,Kamel Mellahi,Wayne F. Cascio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198758278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

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The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management offers academic researchers, advanced postgraduate students, and reflective practitioners a state-of-the-art overview of the key themes, topics, and debates in talent management. The Handbook is designed with a multi-disciplinary perspective in mind and draws upon perspectives from, inter alia, human resource management, psychology, and strategy to chart the topography of the area of talent management and to establish the base of knowledge in the field. Furthermore, each chapter concludes by identifying key gaps in our understanding of the area of focus. The Handbook is ambitious in its scope, with 28 chapters structured around five sections. These include the context of talent management, talent and performance, talent teams and networks, managing talent flows, and contemporary issues in talent management. Each chapter is written by a leading international scholar in the area and thus the volume represents the authoritative reference for anyone working in the area of talent management.
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The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning

Author: Nancy Brooks,Kieran Donaghy,Gerrit-Jan Knaap

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195380622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1006

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This volume embodies a problem-driven and theoretically informed approach to bridging frontier research in urban economics and urban/regional planning. The authors focus on the interface between these two subdisciplines that have historically had an uneasy relationship. Although economists were among the early contributors to the literature on urban planning, many economists have been dismissive of a discipline whose leading scholars frequently favor regulations over market institutions, equity over efficiency, and normative prescriptions over positive analysis. Planners, meanwhile, even as they draw upon economic principles, often view the work of economists as abstract, not sensitive to institutional contexts, and communicated in a formal language spoken by few with decision making authority. Not surprisingly, papers in the leading economic journals rarely cite clearly pertinent papers in planning journals, and vice versa. Despite the historical divergence in perspectives and methods, urban economics and urban planning share an intense interest in many topic areas: the nature of cities, the prosperity of urban economies, the efficient provision of urban services, efficient systems of transportation, and the proper allocation of land between urban and environmental uses. In bridging this gap, the book highlights the best scholarship in planning and economics that address the most pressing urban problems of our day and stimulates further dialog between scholars in urban planning and urban economics.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification

Author: Gianni Toniolo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199324158

Category: Political Science

Page: 816

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This Oxford Handbook provides a fresh overall view and interpretation of the modern economic growth of one of the largest European countries, whose economic history is less known internationally than that of other comparably large and successful economies. It will provide, for the first time, a comprehensive, quantitative "new economic history" of Italy. The handbook offers an interpretation of the main successes and failures of the Italian economy at a macro level, the research--conducted by a large international team of scholars --contains entirely new quantitative results and interpretations, spanning the entire 150-year period since the unification of Italy, on a large number of issues. By providing a comprehensive view of the successes and failures of Italian firms, workers, and policy makers in responding to the challenges of the international business cycle, the book crucially shapes relevant questions on the reasons for the current unsatisfactory response of the Italian economy to the ongoing "second globalization." Most chapters of the handbook are co-authored by both an Italian and a foreign scholar.
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Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation

Author: University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Distinguished Research Fellow Michael A Hitt,Leonard Bierman,Christina E. Shalley,Professor of Accounting and Management Control Salvador Carmona,Susan E. Jackson,Thomas R Williams-Wells Fargo Professor of Organizational Behavior Christina E Shalley,Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Management Buyout Research Mike Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190650230

Category:

Page: 552

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Good strategies can fail because they are poorly implemented. Behind this straightforward statement is a complex reality. This innovative volume explores various aspects of strategy implementation, a process that is as challenging as it is important. For strategies to be implemented effectively, firms must have the right resources and capabilities available. Available resources must be integrated in ways that create the capabilities needed and then those capabilities must be leveraged to effectively implement the strategy in order to create and sustain a competitive advantage. This handbook focuses on how strategy implementation is influenced by resources and governance, human capital and management of it, and accounting-based control systems. It examines how the dynamic, competitive, and international environment increases the importance of knowledge and its acquisition, effective governance as a signal of proper incentives, the interaction of legality and legitimacy, and the connections between compliance and enforcement. Because people implement the strategies through the completion of their job tasks and achievement of their job-related goals, the second section explores how changes in workforce demographics have influenced and may influence strategy. Major factors include the greater proportion of older workers and the increasing role women play in leadership. Acquiring, developing, and having a motivated work force is critical to implementation, whether and how best practices spread is explored, as is the effectiveness of setting goals. Controlling managerial behavior plays a critical role in the implementation of strategies, and is the focus of the third section on accounting-based control systems. These can be helpful both in identifying inappropriate behaviors and in promoting positive managerial actions to achieve desired financial outcomes. They can also encourage experimentation and creativity. The effectiveness of accounting and accountability systems is influenced by four dimensions, including the intended users, standards of compliance, enforcement criteria, and the assurance process.
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The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics

Author: Sherry Glied,Peter C. Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 992

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The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of health economics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economics to problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single or multi-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a given area, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Business

Author: Alan M. Rugman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199258413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 877

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The Oxford Handbook of International Business comprises twenty-eight original chapters from the world's most distinguished scholars in the field of international business. United as a whole, these reflect both the present structure of the field and the major intellectual issues of current and likely future interest. Demonstrating analytical insight and critical thinking, the authors are all authorities on their chosen topics and have been active as leaders in the Academy of International Business. Their chapters survey and synthesize relevant literature of recent years, ensuring that the volume will be a primary reference for students and scholars throughout the social sciences. The book is split into five major sections, providing comprehensive coverage of the following areas: the history and theory of the multinational enterprise; the political and policy environment of international business; strategies of multinational enterprises; the financial areas of the multinational enterprise (marketing, finance and accounting, HRM, and innovation); and business systems in Asia, South America, and the transitional economies.
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The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics

Author: Hugh LaFollette

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199284238

Category: Law

Page: 772

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This is a guide to contemporary thought on ethical issues in all areas of human activity - personal, medical, sexual, social, political, judicial, and international, from the natural world to the world of business.
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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 Women and the Economy

Author: Susan L. Averett,Laura M. Argys,Saul D. Hoffman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190628960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

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Introduction : women, the economy, and economics / Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, & Saul D. Hoffman -- Marriage-market search and sorting : explanations and evidence / Hani Mansour & Terra McKinnish -- Marriage and marriage markets / Shoshana Grossbard -- Marital instability in the United States : trends, driving forces, and implications for children / Evelyn L. Lehrer & Yeon Jeong Son -- Marriage markets in developing countries / S Anukriti & Shatanjaya Dasgupta -- Fertility issues and policy in developing countries / Claus C. Pörtner -- Fertility issues in developed countries / Alícia Adserá & Ana Ferrer -- Fertility policy in developed countries / Leonard M. Lopoo & Kerri M. Raissian -- Nonmarital and teen fertility / Jason M. Fletcher & Jessica Polos -- Access and use of contraception and its effects on women's outcomes in the United States / Martha J. Bailey & Jason M. Lindo -- Child gender and the family / Elaina Rose -- Maternal socioeconomic status and the well-being of the next generation(s) / Kasey S. Buckles -- U.S. child care policy and economic impacts / Jean Kimmel & Rachel Connelly -- Maternity and family leave policy / Maya Rossin-Slater -- The causes and consequences of increased female education and labor force participation in developing countries / Rachel Heath & Seema Jayachandran -- The gender wage gap in developed countries / Astrid Kunze -- Women, work, and family / Fran D. Blau & Anne E. Winkler -- Occupation and gender / Patricia Cortes & Jessica Pan -- Taxes, transfers and women's labor supply in the United States / Melanie Guldi & Lucie Schmidt -- Gender differences in behavioral traits and labor market outcomes / Olga Shurchkov & Catherine C. Eckel -- Biology and gender in the labor market / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark -- Women and leadership / Amalia R. Miller -- Women in the workplace and management practices : theory and evidence / Takao Kato & Naomi Kodama -- Racial differences in american women's labor market outcomes : a long-run view / William J. Collins & Michael Q. Moody -- Women and the labor market : a feminist perspective / Joyce P. Jacobsen -- Gender : an historical perspective / Paola Giuliano -- Understanding differences in mortality and morbidity by sex : the role of biological, social, and economic factors / Barbara Schone -- Women's labor market status and economic development / Nidhiya Menon & Yana van der Meulen Rodgers -- Women and migration / Francisca M. Antman -- The care penalty and gender inequality / Nancy Folbre -- Women and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) : are differences in education and careers due to stereotypes, interests, or family? / Shulamit Kahn & Donna Ginther -- Women's homelessness : international evidence on causes, consequences, coping and policies / Guy Johnson, David C. Ribar, & Anna Zhu
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The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms

Author: Laura Empson,Robert Hinings,Daniel Muzio,Joseph Broschak

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199682399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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overview of contemporary research on PSFs, and suggests
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The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance

Author: Douglas Cumming

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195391241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 918

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Provides a comprehensive picture of issues dealing with different sources of entrepreneurial finance and different issues with financing entrepreneurs. The Handbook comprises contributions from 48 authors based in 12 different countries.
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The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness

Author: David B. Audretsch,Albert N. Link,Mary Lindenstein Walshok

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199993300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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"An analysis of what influences and shapes local competitiveness and what places can do to enhance their economic performance"--
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The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199671087

Category: Organizational behavior

Page: 752

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This title examines how contemporary currents in sociology and social theory have influenced the field of organisation studies. It aims to combat the tendency towards myopia in the organisation studies field, which encourages reliance on resources and references drawn from within the field and discourages scholars from going beyond these boundaries to find inspiration and ideas. The contributing authors show how sociologists and sociological concepts from the US and Europe have provided new insights into the functioning of organisations.
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The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199266234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

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The production and consumption of Information and Communication Technologies (or ICTs) have become embedded within our societies. This handbook is about the many challenges presented by ICTs. It sets out an intellectual agenda that examines the implications of ICTs for individuals, organisations, democracy, and the economy
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