Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

This is the first book bringing together the stories of leading European civil servants examining how these leaders truly serve European people. The book is engaging and a welcome addition to the many publications on leadership. Throughout the recent decade, the EU has remained at the centre of public interest and media. However, insights on EU leadership practices got less attention.

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – November 2017

This November, 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: The Evolution of the Industrial Relations System in the Italian Shipbuilding Industry

The Evolution of the Industrial Relations System in the Italian Shipbuilding Industry now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500051
Hardback, pp125, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning by Alberto Sasco.

This book provides an in-depth analysis of how industrial relations in Italy’s shipbuilding sector have developed over recent years, taking Fincantieri – the leading and most well-known Italian shipbuilding company – as a case study. To this end, an investigation of relevant literature and collective agreements is carried out to understand how national and company-level collective bargaining has evolved over time. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895248
Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions by Ronald de Bruin, Sebastian Prieto Tovar and Derek Pelland.

This book explores the type of leadership needed to transform EU Institutions to allow them to truly serve Europe’s people. Our world today calls for leaders who are connected to themselves, know how to unleash the potential of others and build organisations that serve people’s needs, and are stewards of society. The path towards transformation is not just about learning another trick or method, it is an inward journey each of us must undertake. We search to first recognise our best self and then give ourselves to lead our lives in service of a bigger purpose. The prioritising of serving others leads to a conscious choice of one aspiring to lead. In turn, others will experience this inspiration at all levels, learning to lead as servants. This timeless concept is what Robert Greenleaf referred to when he coined the term “servant-leadership” in 1970. This book not only gives insights into the servant-leadership philosophy, but also offers real-life interviews with twelve EU civil servants, including Herman van Rompuy, former President of the European Council. Their stories illustrate that servant-leadership is manifesting inside EU institutions already, independent of background and function level. Servant-leadership offers a unique opportunity to empower EU professionals in facing the challenges of the 21st century and helping the EU to serve its citizens better. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice

A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895224
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice, edited by Anton S. Filipenko.

This volume considers one of the alternative economic models that countries can consider implementing. It systematizes the experience of the social and solidarity economy in both developing and developed countries in America, Europe and Australia. However, the focus is given to the prerequisites and main forms of the social and solidarity economy development that exists in Ukraine. The collection will be of interest to academic scholars, as well as political and public decision-makers. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Zeng Shiqiang and the Chinese Style of Management

Zeng Shiqiang and the Chinese Style of Management now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879088
Hardback, pp310, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Zeng Shiqiang and the Chinese Style of Management by Li Guoqing, Zhang Yue, Luan Weixia, Zhou Peihong, Mai Xiaoxin and Zhao Rongchen.

This book illustrates and develops Professor Zeng Shiqiang’s interesting and insightful observations on the essence and mainframe of the Chinese style of management science, which has developed around how to enhance management effects by integrating modern management strategies with ancient Chinese philosophical wisdom and ideology. In order to facilitate a wonderful reading experience for the reader, the research team have sorted out the main viewpoints proposed by Professor Zeng and put forward some discussion topics, as well as some tangible case studies to give the reader guidance. Through elaborate management case studies that illustrate philosophical wisdom, this book presents a magnificent picture of the Chinese style of management. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Tourism in Bali and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Tourism in Bali and the Challenge of Sustainable Development now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851923
Hardback, pp200, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Tourism in Bali and the Challenge of Sustainable Development, edited by Sylvine Pickel-Chevalier.

This work offers a cross-analysis of the development of tourism in Bali, combining international and intercultural (from Indonesian, French, Australian and English researchers), transdisciplinary and inter-generational research. It questions the capacity of tourism, to be a vector of sustainable development, by analyzing its various social, economic and environmental effects within Balinese society. As such, it represents not only a great research tool, but a fantastic teaching aid. Each chapter comes with its own bibliography, and thus acts as a standalone case study, while making a contribution to the overall thrust of the book. Continue reading