Book Announcement: Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development

Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882682
Hardback, pp220, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development, edited by Marjetka Rangus, Mitja Gorenak and Boštjan Brumen.

The economic and sociocultural significance of tourism today cannot be overstated. With the rapid growth of travel and tourism, more and more research is being undertaken in this field, with particular attention paid to the concept of sustainability.
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Book Announcement: Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis

Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873123
Hardback, pp276, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis, edited by Nikolai Mouraviev and Nada Kakabadse

This collection examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) in transitional nations from the governance perspective. It explores the structures, legal frameworks and collaborative arrangements that underpin partnerships in Europe, Asia and Africa, and highlights government decisions that facilitate the transformation of societal challenges into developmental opportunities. By sharing the experience of nine nations, including China, Indonesia, Russia and Nigeria, it helps to better understand the commonalities in PPP deployment, avoid mistakes and pitfalls, and learn from other economies.
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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – May 2017

This May, our Editorial Advisory Board chair Professor David Weir has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. David, who is currently Visiting Professor at York St John University, has had an extraordinarily successful academic career which has included leading four university Business Schools and initiating the very first part-time executive MBA in a University business school at Glasgow University in the United Kingdom.

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Book Announcement: Economic Behavior: Economy, Business and People

Economic Behavior: Economy, Business and People now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851916
Hardback, pp265, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Economic Behavior: Economy, Business and People, edited by Alexandra Zbuchea, Constantin Brătianu and Florina Pînzaru.

The current economy is more complex and surprising than ever before: global and local factors combine to shape a very diverse framework, where organizations and management practices are challenged. This book presents a selection of studies that deal with economic behavior, both at the macro and micro level. It presents some well-defined aspects and builds on a new understanding of decision-making and economic development based on ethics and knowledge. It also emphasizes the human factor in shaping business and economic strategies as part of the international competition and interdependencies. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency

Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851879
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency, edited by Amber Narro, André Folloni, Andrea Pitasi and Massimiliano Ruzzeddu.

In a world where communication and language are not as divisive as they once were, we are experiencing a convergence unlike any other. Through technology and a broadening of our cultural understanding, we are opening doors and closing communication borders. While it is easier to adapt to and enter each other’s worlds, still we must navigate complex systems to understand operations within groups and organisations. Our experiences allow us more acceptance, but education is the only door to full comprehension. The chapters in this volume challenge readers to explore complexity theory and offer elements that support the continued and ever-growing need for its use. The book explores technology, culture, and science to navigate systems within organisations, in order to divulge the broad spectrum in which complexity theory may be utilised. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges

Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443855112
Hardback, pp195, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges, edited by Özgür Tüfekçi, Hüsrev Tabak and Erman Akıllı.

Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges studies the various outcomes of regional transformation, the ideology of Turkish Eurasianism, and the Eurasian Economic Union. In doing so, it looks at the power struggle in the South Caucasus, Kazakhstan’s relations with Russia, Russia’s sense of Eurasianism, and geopolitical awareness as a pattern of imperial self-perception for Putin’s Russia. The book also provides a detailed analysis of the situation in Syria from a humanitarian perspective, and utilizes an innovative approach in exploring how the European Neighbourhood Policy resonates in Neo/Functionalism. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World

Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851756
Hardback, pp330, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World, edited by Ricardo Melo and Claude Sobry.

This volume provides important theoretical and applied insights into sport tourism. A collective work written by specialists in the field of sport tourism, it provides new insights into this rapidly expanding field, which is in constant change and challenged by globalization. The book is composed of four parts, each enclosing three chapters, including an initial introductory chapter. The first part of the book (re)thinks sport tourism in the globalized world; the second explores new challenges for global and local event sport tourism; the third section addresses issues related to sport tourism development in a globalized world; and the fourth part is dedicated to understanding participation in sport tourism activities. Altogether these chapters investigate some of the most important current research interests about sport tourism, and some of the challenges faced in a globalized world. Continue reading