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Emerald publishes a comprehensive programme of over 300 reference books, monographs, handbooks and academic text books in a variety of subjects ranging from business management to education and transport.

Filled with ground-breaking research, case studies, and advice from global thought leaders, our books deliver relevant and timely knowledge to professional communities, adding depth to research and learning. Several prestigious institutions have adopted our titles for coursework, including Princeton University, Purdue University System, Florida State University and the University of Amsterdam.

Our book titles have comprehensive coverage in Scopus and the Book Citation Index, demonstrating measurable research impact.  Purposeful and structured, Emerald’s book titles deliver specialist, comprehensive coverage on a clearly defined topic for easy understanding.

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Frontiers in Global Management Research

Frontiers in Global Management Research.

The Frontiers in Global Management is the place to take your avant-garde idea that doesn't quite fit into normal journal article length restrictions or into journal editorial norms, and to publish it as a monograph or shorter book (ranging from 80-150 pages in length).

Publication Date: 12 December 2020

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The Aging Workforce Handbook: Individual, Organizational and Societal Challenges

The Aging Workforce Handbook: Individual, Organizational and Societal Challenges.

Core issues framing the concept of the aging workforce and its consequences, on an individual, organizational and societal level,  are presented by a team of leading contributors from around the world.  Scholars, graduates and researchers in occupational and health psychology, human resources, business and management, as well as sociology, will gain a better understanding of the changing trends in the characteristics of the workforce through this multi-level review.

Publication Date: 30 November 2016

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Strategic Marketing Management in Asia: Case Studies and Lessons across Industries

Strategic Marketing Management in Asia: Case Studies and Lessons across Industries  .

Featuring top scholars and practitioners, this book will help  academics and students understand key issues, especially in the context of changing economic and related challenges in the Asian markets.

Publication Date: 15 November 2016

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Multi-Channel Marketing, Branding and Retail Design New Challenges and Opportunities

Multi-Channel Marketing, Branding and Retail Design New Challenges and Opportunities.

This unique book focuses upon service design, including retail and multi-channel marketing matters pertinent to the current age where physical contact with consumers has resurfaced as an enduring part of the marketing and branding landscape - complementary to online and virtual worlds.

Publication Date: 06 September 2016

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Case Study Research: Core Skill Sets Using 15 Genres (2nd Edition)

Case Study Research: Core Skill Sets Using 15 Genres (2nd Edition).

Case Study Research reviews and applies the best literature on case study methods from several disciplines, providing strong rationales for adopting case study research methods alone or in mixed-methods. This second edition uses a combination of broad and deep coverage of multiple case study research genres to comprehensively explore the topic.

Publication Date: 01 September 2016

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Contesting Institutional Hegemony in Today's Business Schools: Doctoral Students Speak Out

Contesting Institutional Hegemony in Today's Business Schools: Doctoral Students Speak Out.

By bringing together a group of critically-orientated early career researchers from global business schools, this book investigates a series of timely questions relating to the impact that institutional
pressures have on junior academics - particularly those who conduct critical or non-mainstream research.

Publication Date: 30 August 2016

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Traffic Safety and Human Behavior (2nd Edition)

Traffic Safety and Human Behavior (2nd Edition).

This new edition covers the increasing role that pedestrians and cyclists have in the traffic system and the need to accommodate them; the intrusion of infotainment and its role in driver distraction; and the increasing role of crash-prevention and driver assistance systems in changing the driver-vehicle interaction.

Publication Date: 22 August 2016

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Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics

Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics.

In this ground-breaking new book, leading native and non-native scholars present a fascinating view of American Indian tribal values and indigenous cultures. Long before Columbus, American Indians had trading routes all across the Americas. How did they maintain this extensive network of trading relationships through the centuries?

Publication Date: 09 August 2016

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Risk Management in Emerging Markets: Issues, Framework, and Modeling

Risk Management in Emerging Markets: Issues, Framework, and Modeling.

This book addresses three main dimensions of risk management in emerging markets: 1) the effectiveness of risk management practices; 2) current issues and challenges in risk assessment and modelling in emerging market countries; 3) the responses of emerging markets to the recent financial crises and the design of risk management models.

Publication Date: 03 August 2016

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Angel Financing in Asia Pacific

Angel Financing in Asia Pacific.

In recent years, the start-up phenomenon and angel financing spread rapidly from Silicon Valley to the rest of the world. Yet there have been few attempts to document this phenomenon and understand the method and rationale behind start-up financing in the Asia Pacific region. Angel Financing in Asia Pacific addresses this knowledge gap by approaching the subject matter from two distinct angles.

Publication Date: 03 August 2016

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Networks in Health Care: Managing Complex Relationships

Networks in Health Care: Managing Complex Relationships.

Written for health and social care professionals wanting to set up or currently leading a network, this book by two leading experts is practical, informative, but theoretically grounded. This book will also be useful for academics teaching health care leadership as it includes practical diagnostic materials and up to date examples from care sectors world-wide.

Publication Date: 31 July 2016

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More Accounting Changes: Financial Reporting Through the Age of Crisis and Globalization

More Accounting Changes: Financial Reporting Through the Age of Crisis and Globalization.

This volume, More Accounting Changes, is a revised and updated edition of Herz's earlier work, reflecting: developments in financial reporting; global developments regarding the use of International Financial Reporting Standards; current efforts at disclosure modernization and simplification by the SEC and FASB; and more developments in the field.

Publication Date: 29 July 2016

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Marconomics: Defining Economics Through Social Science and Consumer Behavior

Marconomics:  Defining Economics Through Social Science and Consumer Behavior.

Marconomics is about human economics. This text introduces marconomics, examining how the use of the social sciences, consumer behavior in particular, is used to explain and develop economic activity.

Publication Date: 26 July 2016

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China and Europe's Partnership for a more Sustainable World: Challenges and Opportunities

China and Europe's Partnership for a more Sustainable World: Challenges and Opportunities.

This book gathers the main scientific outputs related to Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries (POREEN), a four-year project on uniting opportunities between Europe and China in the renewable energy and environmental industries, financed by the European Commission. 

Publication Date: 30 June 2016

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Bad to Good: Achieving High Quality and Impact in Your Research

Bad to Good: Achieving High Quality and Impact in Your Research.

Bad to Good: Achieving High Quality Impact in Your Research covers 24 common bad practices in theory construction and empirical testing and provides readers with the tools to turn these into good practices.

Publication Date: 30 June 2016

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Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World

Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World .

Embracing all levels of thinking, from the conceptual to the concrete, this book generates a foundation for scholarly research and proposes practical questions that can be used for dialogue and action among leaders, policy makers and organizational consultants.

Publication Date: 03 June 2016

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Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior, 4th Edition

Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior.

The 4th edition of this popular and well-cited text presents a comprehensive review of more than a century of research on information behavior (IB) and related topics with over 1500 citations to relevant works. The book is intended for students and scholars in information studies, education, communication, health, and other disciplines interested in research on people's information activities.

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

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International Perspectives on Crowdfunding: Positive, Normative and Critical Theory

International Perspectives on Crowdfunding: Positive, Normative and Critical Theory.

Descriptive inquiries on crowdfunding are multiplying but it remains a fuzzy subject for research and reflexivity. This book gathers the best recent research outcomes on the managerial and social impact of this new practice.

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

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Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes

Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes.

Wankel & Wankel report on a variety of innovative approaches taken in universities in a number of nations, bringing together learning in courses with learning in co- and extracurricular activities. Topics range from study abroad programs to service-learning. Also covered are community-based learning, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and peer-mentoring.

Publication Date: 22 April 2016

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Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies

Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies.

The substantial benefit to communities of Open Space is increasingly recognised. They provide a much-needed focal point for the people they serve, where the wider community can participate in a range of activities with high potential for positive outcomes.

Publication Date: 18 April 2016

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Advertising in New Formats and Media: Current Research and Implications for Marketers

Advertising in New Formats and Media: Current Research and Implications for Marketers.

The advertising universe is changing rapidly. Communication technologies have given advertisers new platforms to communicate and promote their messages. This book provides conceptual overviews, literature reviews, research work, and developing viewpoints on the key issues, providing a valuable overview of insights into modern advertising practice.

Publication Date: 15 April 2016

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The Current Global Recession: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation into Developed and BRICS Economies

The Current Global Recession: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation into Developed and BRICS Economies.

Publication Date: 14 April 2016

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Organizing Disaster: The Construction of Humanitarianism

Organizing Disaster: The Construction of Humanitarianism.

This unique contribution to organization studies re-reads humanitarianism to show that humanitarian organizations essentially serve as global disciplinary institutions. It will be essential reading for scholars in political science, international sociology, organization studies, international affairs and organizational communication.

Publication Date: 31 March 2016

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Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence

Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence.

Innovation Africa contains a number of case studies that examine the nature and origins of emerging high-end innovation hubs in Africa. It analyses, highlights and draws lessons from some of the most promising and successful innovation cases in Africa today, exploring the key factors driving their successful emergence, growth and future prospects.

Publication Date: 30 March 2016

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Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries

Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries.

As the study of followership further escalates into the global mainstream of leadership studies, this book offers an excellent way to more proactively engage future leaders and followers in issues they are likely to face in various organizational settings. The business, education, and government focused content will appeal to academia, corporations, non-profits, and other enterprises.

Publication Date: 24 March 2016

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Reimagining Business Education: Insights and Actions from the Business Education Jam

Reimagining Business Education: Insights and Actions from the Business Education Jam.

This new title discusses the rationale for, and design of, the first Business Education Jam, an initiative reviewing key challenges facing business education and articulating a vision for how the role and delivery of business education could be reimagined.

Publication Date: 23 March 2016

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Organization Theory: Critical and Philosophical Engagements

Organization Theory: Critical and Philosophical Engagements.

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

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Strategic Thinking: A Comprehensive Guide

Strategic Thinking: A Comprehensive Guide.

By using actual histories of business successes and failures to illustrate theoretical concepts in strategic thinking, this book provides a fully comprehensive and practical view of the issues and current debates in leadership strategic thinking.

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

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The Exorbitant Burden, The Impact of the U.S. Dollar's Reserve and Global Currency Status on the U.S. Twin-Deficits

The Exorbitant Burden.

This economic and political science work is a rigorous analysis that demonstrates that although it is a privilege and a benefit for the US to have its currency, the dollar, as the leading world reserve currency, the privilege also proves to be a very significant economic and security burden imposed on the nation.

Publication Date: 06 January 2016

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Mastering Digital Transformation, Towards a Smarter Society, Economy, City and Nation

Mastering Digital Transformation.

Some countries have mastered the process of digital transformation, and continue to realize substantial economic benefits. Others have made substantial investments in ICT infrastructure with marginal impact. What makes for these differences among countries?

Publication Date: 06 January 2016

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Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership, 2nd Edition

Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership.

Offering comprehensive coverage of the design and use of qualitative methods in leadership research, this book equips leadership researchers with the knowledge to make informed choices of research strategies. The second edition features 50% new research and includes new developments in qualitative research methods.

Publication Date: 06 January 2016

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The Theory and Practice of Directors' Remuneration: New Challenges and Opportunities, New Challenges and Opportunities

The Theory and Practice of Directors' Remuneration: New Challenges and Opportunities.

Since the crisis of 2008 the term 'bankers' bonus' has become loaded with negative assumptions, whilst being used as an an equally dividing or uniting force on the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Examining one of the most controversial corporate issues of our times, this book argues for a correct balance between risk and reward and for Directors' remuneration to be equitable to all parties and stakeholders.

Publication Date: 06 January 2016

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Strategic Financial Management for Small and Medium Sized Companies

Strategic Financial Management for Small and Medium Sized Companies.

Research shows a majority of small businesses fail in their early years due to poor financial management, turning the dreams of many business owner and novice entrepreneur into nightmares. This book serves as a guide to prevent small business owners and novice entrepreneurs from experiencing financial disasters.

Publication Date: 14 December 2015

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Effective Teaching for Managers, Lessons from Films

Effective Teaching for Managers.

This book is for managers at all levels of formal organizations. The experienced author team provides suggestions and principles for managers in carrying out their training and mentoring roles. Vivid lessons from stories and films throughout the book show the impact a gifted teacher can have in helping individuals and their organizations thrive.

Publication Date: 07 December 2015

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Grand Transformation to Entrepreneurial Economy, Exploring the Void

Grand Transformation to Entrepreneurial Economy.

Formica explains why public policy needs to shift towards encouraging an entrepreneurial economy, and how this can be done. Employing illustrative examples, he focuses on the need for policy makers to support entrepreneurs and how they can work together to establish the right environment for new business development.

Publication Date: 03 December 2015

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The Economic Welfare and Trade Implications of the 2014 Farm Bill

The Economic Welfare and Trade Implications of the 2014 Farm Bill.

This edited collection consists of ten essays, each on the major areas of US farm programs that describes and assesses the economic welfare impacts of the programs in those areas. The chapters involve new research, but also heavily focus on providing assessments based on the current state of the art research. Each chapter is by distinguished scholars who are internationally recognized experts in the field.

Publication Date: 27 November 2015

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The Road to Self-Leadership Development: Busting Out of Your Comfort Zone

The Road to Self-Leadership Development: Busting Out of Your Comfort Zone.

The primary purpose of The Road to Self Leadership Development is to provide individuals who want to become a leader with a systematic approach for learning how to first learn to become a self-leader. Readers learn that to lead others involves learning how to lead the self and self-leadership is all about improving feelings of self-worth.

Publication Date: 20 November 2015

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Innovation Strategy for Enterprises in Emerging Economies: Case Studies for the Digital Age

Innovation Strategy for Enterprises in Emerging Economies: Case Studies for the Digital Age.

Agrawal, Satpathy and Mohapatra demonstrate how a firm can use innovation at all levels (strategic, functional and operational) to provide benefits to the entire value chain. This book guides readers through real-world examples and case studies, taking the environment into consideration and concentrating not just on growth but sustainable growth.

Publication Date: 20 November 2015

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Innovation, Technology, and Education for Growth

Innovation, Technology, and Education for Growth  .

This cross-disciplinary series involves academics and practitioners who are tackling the current challenges and opportunities, related to the education sector. It explores education's socio-economic, socio-political dynamics, as well as the impact in terms of the sector and its transformative trends on the knowledge economies and societies of developed and developing countries alike. The first volume, Mastering Digital Transformation, publishes November 2015. 

Publication Date: 16 November 2015

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The Enlightened Leader: Lessons from China on the Art of Executive Coaching

The Enlightened Leader: Lessons from China on the Art of Executive Coaching.

Coaching has become one of the most important leadership development issues in China, where most companies invest in coaching for their senior staff.  In this book Frank Gallo draws on his 30 years experience of working with both Chinese and Western coaches to provide company executives and their coaches an invaluable road map to successful coaching for leadership roles in the new China.

Publication Date: 06 October 2015

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Tourism in Russia, A Management Handbook

Tourism in Russia.

This is the first tourism management textbook published in English that focuses on tourism in Russia. It addresses tourism as a system, provides essentials of tourism management and marketing, discusses planning and impact management, and proposes strategies and recommendations to improve Russia as an international destination.

Publication Date: 21 September 2015

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The Use of Technical and Fundamental Analysis in the Stock Market in Emerging and Developed Economies

The Use of Technical and Fundamental Analysis in the Stock Market in Emerging and Developed Economies.

This book gives a scientific and systematic approach to trading in developing stock markets. As professional traders do not trade purely on the basis of economic fundamentals, but also take into account market movements from other factors, knowledge of technical analysis is important to anyone who would participate successfully in the stock market.

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

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Evolving Entrepreneurial Education, Innovation in the Babson Classroom

Evolving Entrepreneurial Education.

In this book, written by educators for educators, scholars from a variety of academic disciplines at Babson College share their experiences in inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. It offers unique insights into how self and contextual awareness is created and delivered.

Publication Date: 18 August 2015

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Resource Allocation Problems in Supply Chains

Resource Allocation Problems in Supply Chains.

Resource Allocation is the utilization of available resources in the system. This book focuses on development of models for 6 new, complex classes of RA problems in Supply Chain networks, focusing on bi-objectives, dynamic input data, and multiple performance measure based allocation and integrated allocation, and routing with complex constraints.

Publication Date: 10 August 2015

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Airport Design and Operation, 3rd Edition

Airport Design and Operation, 3rd Edition.

In this third edition the chapters have been enhanced to reflect changes in technology and the way the air transport industry runs. Key topics that are newly addressed include low cost airline operations, security issues and EASA regulations on airports. A new chapter covering extended details about wildlife control has been added to the volume.

Publication Date: 05 August 2015

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Leadership 2050, Critical Challenges, Key Contexts and Emerging Trends

Leadership 2050.

What kind of leaders will the world need over the next thirty-five years? How will our knowledge of leadership, leadership development, and leadership education change? Leadership 2050 examines the issues, drivers, and contexts that will most likely influence leaders in the coming decades.

Publication Date: 30 July 2015

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Chinese Railways in the Era of High-Speed

Chinese Railways in the Era of High-Speed.

This book will discuss and analyze these critical issues that relate to the future success of the China high-speed rail system with the most up to date data and evidences collected from various sources.

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

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