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Shelley’s suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture–the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more. “The select bibliography by M.K. Joseph is of benefit to our students.”–Dr. Darlene J. Alberts, Ohio Dominican College “This has proved ideal for my Freshman class…compact, inexpensive, clearly printed with margins big enough to scribble in!”–Hilary Kaplan, University of California and Los Angeles “The best general edition of this classic text in terms of text, notes, and general design.”–Barry M. Katz, Stanford University “Indispensable for the study of Shelley’s Frankenstein.”–Eric Rabkin, University of Michigan “Marilyn Butlers introduction was comprehensive and informative and provided a valuable background for my general intro to lit students. The inclusion of the apprndices was also useful and thought-provoking.”–Stephanie Wardrop, Colorado State University
The well-respected author team strike the ideal balance between the latest academic theory and real-world practice, making this the most applied SHRM textbook written in an eminently student-friendly format.
Practical, theoretical, global: provides thorough grounding in economic and international business theory complemented by cases, examples, and IB insights from a diverse range of companies and cultures.
- Provides a thorough grounding in economic and international business theory alongside other perspectives, including social anthropology, political economy and management.
- The multiple perspectives explored are synthesized by the overarching Global Factory framework developed by Peter J. Buckley to provide a coherent and accessible model for understanding how businesses operate globally.
- Complemented by engaging examples and extended cases from a wide range of countries and cultures, including emerging markets, to provide a truly international approach to international business.
- Examples and cases link to management practices prepare students for the challenges faced in the real world of business.
- Additional learning features, including IB challenges and topics for debate, encourage students to view international business through a critical lens.
- The accompanying online resources, which include extra case studies, tutorial activities, web links, student questions, and a comprehensive instructor’s manual, provide extensive support for lecturers and students.
About the Author(s)
- Peter J. Buckley, Professor of International Business and Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute, University of Leeds, Peter Enderwick, Professor of International Business, Auckland University of Technology, and Adam R. Cross, Professor of International Business and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, International Business School Suzhou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
- Peter J. Buckley is Professor of International Business, Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute, and Founder Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, UK. He is a Fellow of AIB, BAM, EIBA, the Academy of Social Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He was President of the Academy of International Business from 2002 to 2004 and Chair of the European International Business Academy from 2009 to 2012. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012 for services to higher education, international business and research, and elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2014.
- Peter Enderwick is a specialist in the field of international business. He is currently Professor of International Business at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. Between 1988 and 2004 he was Professor of International Management at the University of Waikato, Hamilton. He has held visiting positions at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business, Finland, the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Thammasat Business School, Bangkok and the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds. His research interests are in globalisation and labour, service sector multinationals, and large emerging markets, particularly China and India.
- Adam R. Cross is Professor of International Business and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). From 1996 to 2013 he worked in the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL). He has co-edited three books, and has contributed to more than thirty five book chapters and articles in internationally refereed journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, and Management International Review. His research focuses on the internationalisation of Asian multinational firms, and the cross-border licensing and management of intellectual property.
Table of Contents
Part One: Context and Rationale
1: Introduction to International Business
2: Theories of the International Firm
3: International Business in Context
4: International Trade Theory and the Firm
Part Two: The External Environment
5: The Institutional Dimension
6: The Political Dimension
7: The Societal Dimension
8: The Economic Dimension
Part Three: Managing the Global Factory
9: Foreign Operations Strategies
10: Corporate Social Responsibility
11: Marketing Strategies
12: International Production and Logistics Strategies
13: Global Innovation Management
14: Financial Management Strategies
15: Human Resources Management Strategies
16: Cross-cultural Management Strategies
17: Formulating the Strategic Response
18: Implementing the Strategic Response
The only text to provide an accessible and engaging overview of microeconomics without compromising on the technical level.
- A wealth of examples engage students and make the relevance of microeconomic theory to the real world crystal clear
- The maths appendix ensures that the technical knowledge students need at an advanced level is accessible to all
- Covers recent developments in behavioural economics and auctions in chapter 12
New to this edition
- The in-text examples have been enhanced for this edition: examples are now linked both through a given chapter, so that students can build up their understanding in a gradual way, and throughout the book, so that students can see how the same underlying concept applies in different areas.
- Thirty new topical examples highlight the relevance of microeconomic theory to real-world scenarios
- The maths appendix has been re-visited for clarity and accessibility
About the Author(s)
Frank Cowell, Professor of Economics, The London School of Economics
Table of Contents
2: The Firm
3: The Firm and the Market
4: The Consumer
5: The Consumer and the Market
6: A Simple Economy
7: General Equilibrium
8: Uncertainty and Risk
10: Strategic Behaviour
13: Government and the Individual
The most complete introduction for students looking for a briefer guide to strategic management, packed with real-life examples and an emphasis on the essential tools of analysis.
- Concise in format, but covering all the relevant material for one semester courses, this textbook provides students with all the essential concepts in a manageable format.
- A four-part structure and clear approach expertly guide students through the processes of strategic management from analysis, to formulation, and implementation.
- Contemporary, real-life examples and case studies from a diverse range of business situations illustrate how the core theories operate in practice, revealing the successes but also the pitfalls of different strategic approaches.
- Extensive online resources, clearly integrated with the book, provide additional material to further understanding and offer practical exercises on the key tools of analysis.
- A user-friendly writing style is complemented by a wealth of learning features, diagrams, and photos to make the subject clear for students and encourage them to actively engage in critique and analysis.
New to this edition
- New coverage of disruptive innovation, dynamic capabilities, and Blue Ocean Strategy, as well as additional frameworks such as economies and diseconomies of scale, the industry life cycle, and the VRIO framework complete an extensive update to this third edition.
- The unconventional workings of Ryanair, disruptive innovation at Netflix, and the plausibility of electric cars are just some of the new examples used in the Strategy in Focus boxes and Case Examples for this edition, which together examine the contemporary relevance of strategic management to the business world.
- The chapters in Part Two: Strategic Analysis, have been streamlined by incorporating coverage of organizational performance into Chapter 4 on the internal environment.
- Each chapter now features a single, longer, closing Case Example, fully author-written and unique to the book, demonstrating how companies like Novo Nordisk and Tesla, or strategic leaders such as Warren Buffett or Sir Martin Sorrell consider and apply strategic analysis, formulation, and implementation in real life.
- The online resources have been reorganized and updated, providing new questions, exercises, and case studies.
- The book has a new text design and new photos throughout, making it more appealing and engaging.
About the Author(s)
Anthony E. Henry, Teaching Fellow at Aston University Business School
Anthony E. Henry is a Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.
Table of Contents
Part One: What is Strategy?
1: What is Strategy?
Part Two: Strategic Analysis
2: Evaluating the Macro-environment
3: Industry Analysis
4: The Internal Environment: Value-Creating Activities
5: The Internal Environment: A Resource-Based View of Strategy
Part Three: Strategy Formulation
6: Business Strategy
7: Corporate Strategy
8: International Strategy
Part Four: Strategy Implementation
9: Organizational Structures and Strategic Change
10: Strategic Leadership
11: Corporate Governance
The most critical yet accessible introduction to work and organizational behaviour.
- Provides a concise introduction to organizational behaviour which is critical, yet accessible, in its approach, and ideal for those new to the subject.
- Challenges students to re-examine and question traditional views on organizational life and to use their analytical skills to further their own reading and research.
- Draws on a wide range of research, thereby introducing students to the rich and varied contributions that have advanced the study of organizational behaviour.
- Reflects the complexity of working life by focusing on key issues such as power, resistance, gender, well-being, and race.
- Diverse real-life examples in every chapter, including the surface acting of airline staff, sexual harassment at universities, and digital staff surveillance, demonstrate how the theory of organizational behaviour can apply in practice.
New to this edition
- New case studies and examples, on topics as varied as cross-cultural virtual teams, Leicester City Football Club, and size zero in the fashion industry, explore the reality of organizational behaviour in the contemporary workplace and society as a whole.
- New and increased coverage of ethical behaviour, sexual harassment, well-being, and the impact of social media.
- New diagrams of the most relevant theories aid understanding and facilitate visual learning.
- New questions and additional links to films and novels encourage engagement through reflection on the key issues and signpost to those issues at play in the popular media.
Fiona M. Wilson, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Fiona Wilson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Before moving to Glasgow, she worked at the University of St Andrews: first as a Lecturer, then as a Senior Lecturer. Previously, Fiona had been employed as a researcher at Manchester Business School and University of Bradford Management Centre. Fiona completed a PhD at Manchester Business School in 1986. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Table of Contents:
Approaching management critically
1: Setting the scene
2: Employees’ views of work
3: Managerial views of work
4: The rationality of management
5: Sexuality, sex typing, and gender
Classic organizational behaviour and the critique
10: Organizational learning
12: Teams and teamworking
14: All change?
The core of critical approaches
15: Managerial power and control
16: Organizational misbehaviour
17: Voluntary, not-for-profit, and alternative organizations
18: Health, well-being, emotion, and stress
Environmental Chemistry: A global perspective describes the chemical principles which underpin the natural processes occurring within and between the air, water, and soil, and explores how human activities have impacted on these processes, giving rise to environmental issues of global concern.
- Strikes a perfect balance between depth and breadth of coverage, making it a one-stop shop for students of environmental chemistry
- Emphasizes general principles, covered at just the right depth for readers to develop a thorough understanding of natural processes
- Carefully structured explanations ensure that students from a variety of backgrounds can master the important chemical concepts
- In-text questions and end-of-chapter problems encourage students to check their understanding,and apply what they have learned to new scenarios and issues
- Main points given throughout each chapter highlight the key concepts being presented
- Online resources feature additional resources for lecturers to enhance the educational value of the text
New to this edition
- New topics now added, including asbestos, fracking, ocean acidification, and the chemistry of constructed wetlands
- Updated data and information throughout the book, particularly in chapters covering fast moving subjects such as stratospheric chemistry, the chemistry of urban and indoor atmospheres, and the chemistry of global climate
- A new Appendix explaining how to use online software to do speciation calculations
- New and improved learning features: more ‘Literature Links’ to direct students to the associated research in the field, additional ‘Fermi questions’ providing thought experiments which encourage strategic thinking, and new ‘Think about this’ boxes to encourage students to pause and reflect on the relevance of what they have learnt
- Examples and quantitative problems now further clarified with additional labelling and explanations
About the Author(s)
Gary W. vanLoon, Emeritus Professor, School of Environmental Studies Queen’s University, Canada, and Stephen J. Duffy, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mount Allison University, Canada
Table of Contents
1: Environmental chemistry
Part A: The Earth’s atmosphere
2: The Earth’s atmosphere
3: Stratospheric chemistry – ozone
4: Tropospheric chemistry – smog
5: Tropospheric chemistry – precipitation
6: Atmospheric aerosols
7: Chemistry of urban and indoor atmospheres
8: The chemistry of global climate
Part B: The hydrosphere
9: The hydrosphere
10: Distribution of species in aquatic systems
11: Gases in water
12: Organic matter in water
13: Metals and semi-metals in the hydrosphere
14: Environmental chemistry of colloids and surfaces
15: Microbiological processes
16: Water pollution and water treatment chemistry
Part C: The terrestrial environment
17: The terrestrial environment
18: Soil properties
19: The chemistry of solid wastes
20: Toxic organic chemicals
21: The future Earth
The twentieth century witnessed not only the devastation of war, conflict, and injustice on a massive scale, but it also saw the emergence of social psychology as a discipline committed to addressing these and other social problems. In the 21st century, however, the promise of social psychology remains incomplete. We have witnessed the reprise of authoritarianism and the endurance of institutionalized forms of oppression such as sexism, racism, and heterosexism across the globe. Edited by Phillip L. Hammack, The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice reorients social psychology toward the study of social injustice in real-world settings. The volume’s contributing authors effectively span the borders between cultures and disciplines to better highlight new and emerging critical paradigms that interrogate the very real consequences of social injustice. United in their belief in the possibility of liberation from oppression, with this Handbook, Hammack and his contributors offer a stirring blueprint for a new, important kind of social psychology today.
Researchers believe that the universe is vast enough that life has evolved and become technological many times, – yet we have seen no trace of extraterrestrial intelligence. This conundrum, known as the Fermi pardox, is the deepest mystery in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Put simply, where is everybody?
Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England is a major new study of the social order in early modern England, as viewed and articulated from the bottom up. Engaging with how people from across the social spectrum placed themselves within the social order, it pieces together the language of self-description deployed by over 13,500 witnesses in English courts when answering questions designed to assess their creditworthiness. Spanning the period between 1550 and 1728, and with a broad geographical coverage, this study explores how men and women accounted for their ‘worth’ and described what they did for a living at differing points in the life-cycle. A corrective to top-down, male-centric accounts of the social order penned by elite observers, the perspective from below testifies to an intricate hierarchy based on sophisticated forms of social reckoning that were articulated throughout the social scale. A culture of appraisal was central to the competitive processes whereby people judged their own and others’ social positions. For the majority it was not land that was the yardstick of status but moveable property-the goods and chattels in people’s possession ranging from livestock to linens, tools to trading goods, tables to tubs, clothes to cushions. Such items were repositories of wealth and the security for the credit on which the bulk of early modern exchange depended. Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England also sheds new light on women’s relationship to property, on gendered divisions of labour, and on early modern understandings of work which were linked as much to having as to getting a living. The view from below was not unchanging, but bears witness to the profound impact of widening social inequality that opened up a chasm between the middle ranks and the labouring poor between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. As a result, not only was the social hierarchy distorted beyond recognition, from the later-seventeenth century there was also a gradual yet fundamental reworking of the criteria informing the calculus of esteem. –Provided by publisher.’
The Principles of Equity & Trusts brings an engaging, contextual approach to the subject in this best-selling textbook. Graham Virgo explains the complex issues of trusts and Equity with unparalleled clarity, offering a rigorous and insightful commentary on the law and its contemporary contexts.